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New Lorez AlexandriaDeep Roots ... LP
Argo, 1962. Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
One of the greatest records ever recorded by vocalist Lorez Alexandria – and a perfect summation of her rich talents as a singer! Backing is by a small Chicago trio that includes John Young on piano, Vernel Fournier on drums, and George Eskridge on bass – but the arrangements of the ... (Vocalists) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Gray label Argo pressing. Cover has a cutout hole and some wear.)

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New Lorez AlexandriaEarly in the Morning/Deep Roots (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Argo/Phoenix (Spain), 1960/1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Early In The Morning, a gem – right up there with her best work ever! An excellent early album by one of the greatest jazz vocalists of all time! The session's a very hip affair – recorded with the Ramsey Lewis Trio backing her up on one side, and a group led by Frank Foster on ... (Vocalists) read more CD

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New Lorez AlexandriaFor Swingers Only ... CD
Argo/Dusty Groove, 1963. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the greatest albums ever from Lorez Alexandria – an ultra-hip singer who recorded for Impulse and King, but who sounds especially wonderful on this rare date for Chess Records! The album's got a groove that definitely lives up to its title – a jazzy, bouncy sort of rhythm that's ... (Vocalists) read more CD
(Out of print Dusty Groove pressing.)

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New Gene AmmonsJust Jug ... LP
Argo, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of those shady little sessions that Gene Ammons cut for Argo when he wasn't supposed to be recording for anyone but Prestige – and a great album that never got full circulation because of contract difficulties. The group on the album features organist Eddie Buster, who'd backed Jug or ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Gray label Argo pressing. Back paste-on has a rip in one corner.)

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New Dorothy AshbyLonely Melody/Secret Love ... 7-inch
Argo, Early 60s. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
Lovely early work from Dorthy Ashby – not as funky as her later sides, but pretty soulful nonetheless! The tracks here are both done in a trio format that's pretty great – with drums and bass underneath Dorothy's jazz harp – sounding especially nice on "Lonely Melody", ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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New Benny Bailey, Ake Persson, & OthersMusic Of Quincy Jones ... LP
Argo, 1960. Very Good ... $7.99
An excellent album that's a perfect document of the strong impact that Quincy Jones had in the transatlantic jazz scene of the late 50s and early 60s. The set was recorded in 1960, and features two players that Quincy would leave behind in Europe to have a huge influence on the scene. Trumpeter ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing with deep groove.)

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New Capitol ShowbandBorn To Be With You/Far, Far Away ... 7-inch
Argo, 1965. Very Good+ ... $3.99
(Funky 45's) 7-inch, Vinyl record

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New Peter Maxwell DaviesPoints & Dances From Taverner/Second Fantasia On John Taverner's In Nomine – Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Series 2 ... LP
Argo (UK), 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
(Out Sound) LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes book! Cover is great, but inside top seam is unglued.)

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DellsGood-Bye Mary Ann/After You ... 7-inch
Argo, Early/Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
(Funky 45's) 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo. Labels have some pen and a small sticker.)

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Lou DonaldsonCole Slaw ... LP
Argo, 1964. Very Good ... $5.99
Poppa Lou in a straight soul jazz format, recorded in the mid 60's, between his two stints for Blue Note. He's playing here with his solid combo that includes Herman Foster on piano, and they're backed up by Ray Baretto on conga, for a nice rolling groove. Tracks include "Soul Gumbo", ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Gray label Argo pressing. Cover has some wear, the remnants of a sticker, and some smudge stains on the back.)

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New Lou DonaldsonSignifyin' ... LP
Argo, 1963. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A killer by Lou Donaldson – one of his earliest sides for the Argo label, recorded right after his landmark organ jazz sides for Blue Note – Natural Soul and Here 'Tis – and like those, recorded with a lineup that includes Big John Patton on organ! The rest of the group features ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Grey label Argo pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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New Art FarmerArt ... CD
Argo (Japan), 1960. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful album of understated brilliance – one of Art Farmer's early shifts into the sublime, and an easily-blown batch of trumpet tracks that always takes our breath away! There's a sense of relaxed freedom here that's really tremendous – a difference from some of Farmer's more ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Art FarmerPerception ... CD
Argo/Universal (Japan), 1961. New Copy ... $13.99
An amazingly beautiful set of tracks from Art Farmer – playing here with superb accompaniment from a young Harold Mabern on piano, in a laidback quartet format that really lets Art open up! Art's playing is fresh and creative throughout – never too over the top, and always blown with ... (Jazz) read more CD

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New Art Farmer/Benny GolsonMeet The Jazztet ... LP
Argo, 1960. Very Good ... $9.99
Landmark work by one of the greatest jazz outfits of the early 60s! Art Farmer and Benny Golson were both known as well-composed players during the 50s – strongly soulful, but often with a fine sense of arrangement that usually tended towards the lyrical side of things. With this group, ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Gray label Argo pressing.)

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New King Fleming TrioStand By ... LP
Argo, 1962. Used ... Out Of Stock
Incredible work from Chicago pianist King Fleming – a lost talent that had a key influence on more famous players in the scene, but who rarely got his due because he hardly left the Windy City! The set's got a really incredible feel – partly in the gentle groove of Ahmad Jamal, but ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Turquoise label pressing, with deep groove. Cover has a cutout hole, a bit of light wear, and a couple of light stains on the back.)

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Frank FosterBasie Is Our Boss ... LP
Argo, 1963. Very Good ... $7.99
Basie may be his boss, but Frank Foster's definitely his own man – especially working here on this hip little session for Chess Records – a small group date with some key members of the Count's ensemble! There's a bit of the Basie sense of arrangement in the tunes – especially in ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Argo pressing with a deep groove. Cover has ringwear, some aging, splitting on the top seam, and a small split on the bottom seam.)

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Michael GarrickHome Stretch Blues ... CD
Argo/Vocalion (UK), 1972. Used ... $9.99
A brilliant little record from the legendary team of Michael Garrick and Norma Winstone – easily one of their most striking albums ever, and hardly the "blues" set you might guess from the title! Winstone's vocals are very firmly woven into the group's sound here – and most ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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New Michael GarrickHome Stretch Blues ... CD
Argo/Vocalion (UK), 1972. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A brilliant little record from the legendary team of Michael Garrick and Norma Winstone – easily one of their most striking albums ever, and hardly the "blues" set you might guess from the title! Winstone's vocals are very firmly woven into the group's sound here – and most ... (Jazz) read more CD
Also available Home Stretch Blues ... CD 9.99

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New Michael GarrickOctober Woman/Wedding Hymn ... CD
Argo/Vocalion (UK), 1965. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A landmark in British jazz – one of the first albums from Michael Garrick's famous ensemble that also included Joe Harriott on alto sax and Shake Keane on trumpet! The group was one of the hippest of the time – and worked in a blend of modal, tonal, and modern jazz – with Garrick' ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Michael GarrickTroppo ... CD
Argo/Vocalion (UK), 1974. New Copy ... $16.99
A landmark album from pianist Michael Garrick – one of the sublime recordings he made with vocalist Norma Winstone in the late 60s and early 70s! Garrick's approach is really unique – a flowing, almost modal approach that spirals out in a joyously dancing groove – not nearly as ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Michael Garrick (Garrick's Fairground)Mr Smith's Apocalypse/Epiphany ... CD
Argo/Vocalion (UK), 1971. New Copy ... $11.99
One of the trippiest albums ever recorded by British pianist Michael Garrick – a set done with his Garrick's Fairground group – at a level that's almost a wilder abstraction of some of the other work he'd done at the end of the 60s! The album's an extended suite of shorter tracks ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Don GoldieBrilliant! ... LP
Argo, 1961. Very Good+ ... $9.99
One of a few albums recorded by trumpeter Don Goldie for the Argo label in the early 60s – and probably the best of the bunch! This set has Goldie blowing with a group that includes Eddie Higgons on piano, Richard Evans on bass, and Fred Rundquist on guitar – gently grooving in a small ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Argo pressing with deep groove, with a drillhole.)

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New Benny GolsonFree ... CD
Argo/Universal (Japan), 1962. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Without a doubt, Benny Golson is one of the most underrated tenorists of his generation – a player with a tone and conception that's always tremendous – but which comes across especially well on this early 60s session for Argo Records! As you might guess from the title, things aren't ... (Jazz) read more CD

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New Bunky GreenTestifyin' Time ... LP
Argo, 1965. Very Good- ... $24.99
A really great little record – and one that goes way past the hokey soul jazz reference you might guess from the title! Bunky Green's definitely "testifyin" on the set – but he's really moving past 60s soul jazz cliches, and never falling into some of the too-gospelly notes ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Argo pressing.)

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New Al GreyHaving A Ball ... LP
Argo, 1963. Very Good- ... Just Sold Out!
Although he's made many snoozy records in his time, the early Al Grey albums for Argo are pretty hard swingin', and have a lot of nice surprises. This one's got a very young Bobby Hutcherson on vibes, and the great Dave Burns on trumpet. Tracks are short, with a hard swingin' groove that's still ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Gray label Argo pressing. Cover has some wear, discoloration due to age, and a few stains.)

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Al Grey & The Basie WingLast Of The Big Plungers ... LP
Argo, 1959. Very Good- ... $3.99
Basie-esque stuff by Al Grey, who made his name playing trombone in Basie's band. The group includes a lot of other Basie-ites, including Billy Mitchell, Joe Newman, and Benny Powell. The great Floyd Morris (one of Chicago's best talents of the time!) plays piano, and titles include "Bluish ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo, with deep groove. Vinyl has some marks that play with light clicks. Cover has some wear, a bit of sticker residue, small splits on the bottom seam, a couple of piece of tape, and some pen and a promo stamp on the back.)

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New Red HoltLook Out!! Look Out!! ... LP
Argo, 1961. Near Mint- ... $34.99
A rare session as a leader from drummer Red Holt – cut at a time when he was making waves with the Ramsey Lewis Trio, and years before his work in Young Holt Unlimited! The record's got a really playful feel that points the way towards directions Holt would take later – a mix of soul ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Tan label Argo pressing. Cover looks good overall – save for some light wear, a small center split on the top seam, and a few small stains on the back.)

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Shakey HortonSoul Of Blues Harmonica ... CD
Argo (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... Around August 27, 2014
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Ahmad JamalAhmad Jamal (aka Ahmad Jamal Trio Vol 4) ... CD
Argo/Hallmark (UK), 1958. Used ... $9.99
Magical early work from Ahmad Jamal – a scintillating blend of piano, percussion, and bass – with a sound that was incredibly fresh at the time, and which still sounds pretty much so to our ears! The album crackles with imagination and rhythm – really hitting on all burners ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Ahmad JamalAhmad Jamal's Alhambra ... LP
Argo, 1961. Very Good ... $8.99
Not just a wonderful record for the music, but also for the classic cover image too – a photo of Ahmad Jamal's righteous night club The Alhambra – an Eastern-themed spot on Chicago's Michigan Ave, where Jamal made some incredible music for a few short years! Jamal was one of the few ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing with deep groove.)

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New Ahmad JamalAhmad Jamal's Alhambra ... CD
Argo (Japan), 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Not just a wonderful record for the music, but also for the classic cover image too – a photo of Ahmad Jamal's righteous night club The Alhambra – an Eastern-themed spot on Chicago's Michigan Ave, where Jamal made some incredible music for a few short years! Jamal was one of the few ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Includes obi.)
Also available Ahmad Jamal's Alhambra ... LP 8.99

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Ahmad JamalChamber Music Of The New Jazz ... CD
Verve/Argo, 1955. Used ... $19.99
Beautiful work from Jamal's early Chicago years – and a perfectly titled set that really gets at the differences he made in modern jazz! The tunes are wonderfully fluid, soulful, and swinging – but not in the gutbuckety style of other trios of the time, more in a lightly modern style ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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New Ahmad JamalComplete Live At The Pershing Lounge 1958 (But Not For Me/Jamal At The Pershing Vol 2) ... CD
Argo/Gambit (Spain), 1958. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Groundbreaking work from the legendary Ahmad Jamal – not just in his own career, but in live jazz in general! The album's a classic recording of Jamal's trio with Israel Crosby on bass and Vernell Fournier on drums – captured at the Pershing Lounge on the south side of Chicago, where ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Ahmad JamalHappy Moods ... LP
Argo, 1960. Very Good ... $1.99
A sprightly set from the Ahmad Jamal Trio – but also a record that's not as brightly colored as you might guess from the title, thanks to a nice undercurrent of darkness in the mix! Jamal's piano work is often nicely punctuated – perhaps living up to the "happy moods" ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Gray label Argo pressing, with deep groove. Cover has wear, light stains and a cutout notch.)

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Ahmad JamalHappy Moods/Listen To The Ahmad Jamal Quintet ... CD
Argo/Jazz Beat (Spain), 1960. Used ... Just Sold Out!
2 Argo Records gems from Ahmad Jamal – back to back on a single CD! Happy Moods is a sprightly set from the Ahmad Jamal Trio – but also a record that's not as brightly colored as you might guess from the title, thanks to a nice undercurrent of darkness in the mix! Jamal's piano work ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Happy Moods ... LP 1.99

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New Ahmad JamalJamal At The Penthouse ... CD
Argo/Essential Jazz (Spain), 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A compelling title – as the record was recorded at Nola Penthouse Studios in New York, one of the hippest places to lay down tracks at the time – but the cover shows an image of the Playboy building in Chicago, famous from the TV show Playboy's Penthouse, Hugh Hefner's first foray into ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Ahmad JamalJamal At The Pershing Vol 2 ... LP
Argo, 1958. Very Good ... $6.99
The part 2 to Jamal's classic Pershing set – But Not For Me – featuring more material from the same date, one of the most successful live piano recordings of the time! Jamal is quite at home in the setting – grooving with his trio of Israel Crosby on bass and Vernell Fournier on ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Dark blue label Argo pressing.)

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Ahmad JamalMacanudo ... LP
Argo, 1963. Very Good+ ... $24.99
One of Ahmad's best albums ever – a Latin-ized set of tracks done with arrangements by Richard Evans, who really knows how to make the set groove! Ahmad's flowing piano lines come into play with lots of tight percussion and big band backing – in a way that never dampens his spirit, and ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Grey label Argo pressing with deep groove.)

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Ahmad JamalPoinciana ... CD
Argo/MCA, 1958. Used ... $6.99
The tune "Poinciana" must have been written by Jamal – as the lyrical flowing style of the song is perfect for his deeply soulful piano style. It wasn't, though – although this recording of the tune has made it one of the biggest in Jamal's book from the time, a perpetual ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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New Ahmad JamalPortfolio Of Ahmad Jamal ... LP
Argo, 1958. Very Good+ 2LP ... $3.99
One of Ahmad Jamal's best early albums for Argo – a brilliant set of live recordings, done at the Spotlite Club in Washington DC in 1958 – and with a fluid vibe that's simply incredible – one of the best true statements of Jamal's genius from the early years! The trio is ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label 70s pressing in a non-gatefold cover, numbered # S 7711.)

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New Etta JamesBaby What You Want Me To Do/What I Say ... 7-inch
Argo, 1964. Used ... Out Of Stock
(Funky 45's) 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Labels have stickers.)

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New Etta JamesEtta James Rocks The House ... LP
Argo, 1964. Good ... $14.99
Searing stuff – easily one of Etta James' greatest albums! The set is a non-stop jam, recorded live at the New Era Club in Nashville before a small and screaming crowd – a perfect performance all the way through, one that showcases Etta as she rarely sounded on vinyl during the 1960s. ... (Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Teal label Argo pressing.)

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Etta JamesLoving You More Every Day/Look Who's Blue ... 7-inch
Argo, Early 60s. Very Good ... $2.99
(Funky 45's) 7-inch, Vinyl record

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New Budd JohnsonFrench Cookin' ... LP
Argo, 1963. Used ... Out Of Stock
Groovy little record that has this funky tenor giant playing a bunch of tracks with a Frenchy feel to them. Budd's joined by Hank Jones on piano, plus Kenny Burrell on guitar, and a nice Latin rhythm section that includes Joe Venuto on vibes and marimba and Willie Rodriguez on percussion. The ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Gray label Argo pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear, a cutout hole, some staining, and discoloration due to age.)

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Ramsey LewisBarefoot Sunday Blues ... LP
Argo, 1963. Very Good ... $7.99
One of the strongest early albums by the Ramsey Lewis Trio – especially because it features some great original material! The group – with the usual Redd Holt and Eldee Young lineup – is augmented by Chris White on a few tracks, who plays bass while Young switches to cello, an ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Grey label Argo pressing. Cover has a name in marker on back.)

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New Ramsey LewisLonely Avenue/Come On Baby ... 7-inch
Argo, 1963. Very Good+ ... $1.99
(Funky 45's) 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Brown label pressing.)

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New Ramsey LewisRamsey Lewis Trio In Chicago ... LP
Argo, 1960. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Pretty tasty early stuff from Ramsey Lewis – recorded during the height of his early local fame, working with the first trio that included Eldee Young and Redd Holt, recorded live at the Blue Note niteclub downtown in the Windy City. The titles – a mash of standards, pop, and blues ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Argo pressing, with deep groove. Cover has a bit of light wear, a small split on the top seam, and some stains on the back.)

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Ramsey LewisStretching Out ... LP
Argo, 1960. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Not much stretching going on here, as most tracks are three minutes or under – but Ramsey's in fine fine form, working with the classic Young/Holt trio lineup, crafting very groovy little numbers that have a lot more going on underneath than you'd expect from the surface! Includes the ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Argo pressing.)

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Ramsey Lewis TrioBossa Nova ... LP
Argo, 1962. Near Mint- ... $16.99
One of the most unique albums from Ramsey Lewis' early years at Chess Records – a spare set of bossa groovers that has the Lewis trio with Eldee Young and Redd Holt augmented by added Brazilian percussion and guitar! The sound is spare, sharp, and soulful – and the record's one of the ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Argo pressing with deep groove. Cover has some light wear.)

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Ramsey Lewis TrioMemphis In June/Blueberry Hill ... 7-inch
Argo, 1962. Very Good ... $0.49
(Funky 45's) 7-inch, Vinyl record

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New Ramsey Lewis TrioSwingin ... LP
Argo, 1956. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the first ever albums by the Ramsey Lewis Trio – featuring an assortment of lively tracks with a touch of jazz-based humor, the kind that were winning them huge audiences in Chicago at the time! With Eldee Young and Redd Holt to back him up, Ramsey's got plenty of pyrotechnics in tow ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Light blue label Cadet pressing with deep groove. Cover has wear.)

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Marian McPartlandMarian McPartland At The London House ... LP
Argo, 1958. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Proof that Marian McPartland actually did something professionally before working for NPR! This obscure session from the 50's is one of her best, and features the lovely pianist cut live before a crowd at The London House in Chicago. Titles include "Easy Blues", "So Many ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label Argo pressing with deep groove.)

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James MoodyAnother Bag ... LP
Argo, 1962. Very Good ... $4.99
Hip, angular, post-bop material from James Moody – the kind of album that made him one of the key soul jazz innovators of the 60s! The session's one of Moody's excellent outings with arranger Tom McIntosh – a young talent who helped re-shape Moody's musical vision with his deeply ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Argo pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some wear, staining, aging, a cutout hole, and some pen on the back.)

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James MoodyComin' On Strong ... LP
Argo, 1963. Very Good- ... $7.99
A prime Argo gem from James Moody – and key proof that when he wanted to, he could be one of the hippest cats working in 60s jazz! The approach here is subtle, but amazing – a blend of hardbop with some of the more modern ideas that were coming up in the post-bop generation from the ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Brown label Argo pressing. Cover has a center split on the bottom seam and some wear, with two promo stamps and some stains on the back.)

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James MoodyCookin' The Blues ... LP
Argo, 1961. Very Good ... $8.99
The genius of Moody! It's an album like this that you need to prove to your friends that Moody was way way more than a simple bopper. The set was recorded live in San Francisco in 1961, and it's got a hip mix of soul jazz, filtered through some modernist ideals, all played by a great little group ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Cadet pressing. Cover has some staining & peeling on the top right corner.)

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New James MoodyFlute N The Blues ... LP
Argo, 1956. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of James Moody's first albums for Argo – and an album that features him shifting from tenor sax over to flute – and playing in a slyly seductive way that would have great implications for generations of soul jazz musicians for years to come! The sound here is never sleepy – ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(First black label Argo pressing – flat edges, deep groove, and "creative" as part of the Argo ship logo on the front! Cover has a bit of splitting on the spine, and a few pieces of tape.)

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James MoodyHey It's James Moody ... LP
Argo, 1959. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A magnificent little album – one of James Moody's first collaborations with arranger Tom McIntosh – one of the most sensitive jazz voices of his time. McIntosh works in a world of many tones and colors – and he really pushes Moody past straighter solo approaches, into a mode ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Gray label Argo pressing with the deep groove in the green cover, with a center split on the top seam.)

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New James MoodyHey It's James Moody/Flute 'N The Blues (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Argo/Lonehill (Spain), 1956/1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Genius work from James Moody – 2 of his groundbreaking albums for Argo, both of which really show a divergence in style from the straighter bop years! First up is the magnificent Hey It's James Moody – recorded in 1959, and one of Moody's first collaborations with arranger Tom McIntosh ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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New James MoodyJames Moody (1959) ... LP
Argo, 1959. Very Good- ... $1.99
Great work from Moody's "second phase" – the post-Overbrook time in which he picks up the flute, drops a bit of the bop style, and starts working in a much more complicated style that showed that he had a hell of a lot of room to grow as an artist! This album's Moody's second for ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Argo pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some wear, split top and bottom seams, a light mark from sticker removal on the front, and some stains and residue on the back.)

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New James MoodyReturn From Overbrook – Last Train From Overbrook/Flute N The Blues ... CD
Argo/Chess, 1956/1958. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Last Train From Overbrook, a wonderful album from Moody – one of his "comeback" albums for Chess/Argo, recorded after his release from the Overbrook institution, hence the title. By this point, Moody was writing and playing with much more of an edge than during his bebop days ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Michael Nyman BandEssential Michael Nyman Band ... CD
Argo, 1980s. Used ... $1.99
(Soundtracks) CD
(Out of print.)

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RawsthorneString Quartets No 1, 2, & 3 – Alberni String Quartet ... LP
Argo (UK), 1966. Very Good+ ... $14.99
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(Vinyl is great – just has a few light surface marks from the plastic inner sleeve.)

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New Max RoachMax ... CD
Argo/MCA (Japan), 1958. Used ... $14.99
Killer set of bop tracks recorded by Max and other NY bop heavy hitters – like Hank Mobley and Kenny Dorham – plus a guest appearance by Ramsey Lewis on piano, in one of his few non-Chicago, non-trio sides! The record's got that great kind of energy that Roach could hit when he really ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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New SensationsA Part Of Me/Music, Music, Music ... 7-inch
Argo, 1961. Good ... $0.99
(Funky 45's) 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Labels have some pen.)

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New Ralph Sharon2:38 AM – Ralph Sharon & Friend ... LP
Argo, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An incredibly groovy record, thanks to the presence of Candido on congas – who really gets plenty of room to do his thing in the spare setting of the set! Late night and moody, but with some great conga bits too! (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album

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New Gene ShawBreak Through ... LP
Argo, 1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An amazing record – bold, proud, and soulful – a set that we'd easily rank with any classic early 60s session on Blue Note – and for good reason too! This rare date is the debut as a leader for trumpeter Gene Shaw – also known as Clarence Shaw in an earlier history of work ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Beige label Argo pressing with deep groove. Cover has a ding on the spine.)
Also available Break Through (Japanese pressing) ... CD 13.99

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Gene ShawBreak Through (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Argo (Japan), 1962. New Copy ... $13.99
An amazing record – bold, proud, and soulful – a set that we'd easily rank with any classic early 60s session on Blue Note – and for good reason too! This rare date is the debut as a leader for trumpeter Gene Shaw – also known as Clarence Shaw in an earlier history of work ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Gene ShawDebut In Blues ... LP
Argo, 1963. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Beautiful! Gene Shaw's one of the most overlooked talents in jazz from this era – and this is one of his greatest albums! After running away from Mingus after the Tijuana Moods sessions (Mingus threatened to kill him), trumpeter Clarence Shaw moved to Chicago, started using his middle name ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Chess pressing. Label has a small peeled spot.)

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New Zoot SimsZoot (Argo) ... LP
Argo, 1956. Used ... Out Of Stock
An obscure session for Zoot Sims – but a nice one! The group's a quartet – with Johnny Williams on piano, Gus Johnson on drums, and Knobby Totah on bass – and Zoot's blowing in an unfettered setting that reminds us a bit of Sonny Stitt in similar settings at the same time! ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label Cadet pressing in a black & white cover.)

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New Sonny StittRearin Back ... LP
Argo, 1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great little groover from Sonny Stitt – blowing here with a very soulful group that features piano by soul jazz giant Ronnie Matthews! Matthews is at his prime here, and his heavy left-handed approach lays out some wonderful grooves for Stitt – crackling little tunes that are extra-gr ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Argo pressing.)

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New Sonny StittSonny Stitt ... LP
Argo, 1958. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A record with a simple, elegant title – and a similar cover image too – but if you know Sonny Stitt, you know there's often plenty beneath the surface, and this classic Chess Records has plenty to offer, once you start listening! The album's right up there with Sonny's work for Roost ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Grey label Cadet pressing. Cover has the front image pasted on both sides.)

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Sonny StittSonny Stitt At The DJ Lounge ... LP
Argo, 1961. Very Good ... $1.99
A classic from Stitt – cut during the underground days of the early 60s, when both he and Gene Ammons seemed to be recording for just about every jazz label around, and when they both seemed to be doing an awful lot of work in Chicago. This album was done in a flurry that Jug and Stitt cut ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Cadet pressing. Cover has some light staining, waviness in the bottom right corner, and a cutout notch.)

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New Three SoulsDangerous Dan Express ... LP
Argo, 1964. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great little bit of lost Chicago grooviness. Not only is this a fantastic record by a tight group led by the legendary reedman Sonny Cox, but the cover and title bear reference to the Dan Ryan Expressway, which ripped through the south side like a scar in the early 60's. The cover's got the band ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Cadet pressing.)

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Three SoulsHi Heel Sneakers/Dangerous Dan Express ... 7-inch
Argo, Early 60s. Very Good ... $4.99
Chicago soul jazz at its finest – featuring the legendary group led by alto player Sonny Cox! "Hi Heel Sneakers" is a familiar tune – but done here without cliche, thanks to some great bubbling organ, and a searing alto bit from Sonny! "Dangerous Dan Express" ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Brown label pressing.)

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New Cy TouffTouff Assignment ... LP
Argo, 1958. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Features arrangements by Al Cohn and Ernie Wilkins – and a group that features Sandy Mosse on tenor, Eddie Higgins on piano, Bob Cranshaw on bass, and Marty Clausen on drums. Titles include "Soulsville", "Cyril's Dream", "Kissin Cousins", "Lamp Is Low" ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label Argo pressing with deep groove. Cover has some scrapes on front.)

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New Baby Face WilletteBehind The 8 Ball ... LP
Argo/Chess, 1964. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Classic hard-hitting organ jazz session by this great Chicago keyboard player, better known to the world for his two Blue Note LPs, but playing here in a style that's much more creative, and much more open-ended than on those LPs. He's got a tight trio here, with Ben White on guitar and Jerry ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New John Young TrioThemes & Things ... LP
Argo, 1961. Very Good ... $9.99
Chicago mainstay John Young offers his own expressive take on pop tunes and film themes from the late 50's and early 60's on this trio side cut for the Argo label (Chess record's jazz wing) in 1961. This trio, featuring William Yancey and Phillip Thomas, served as the rhythm section for many of ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Argo pressing, with deep groove. Cover has light wear, a bit of aging, and a small split on the bottom seam.)

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VariousFolk Festival Of The Blues ... CD
Argo (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... Around August 27, 2014
Features work by Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon, and Buddy Guy! (Blues) CD
 
 



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