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New Benny Bailey, Ake Persson, & OthersMusic Of Quincy Jones ... LP
Argo, 1960. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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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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DellsGood-Bye Mary Ann/After You ... 7-inch
Argo, Early/Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
(Funky 45's) 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Labels have some pen and a small sticker.)

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New Lou DonaldsonCole Slaw ... LP
Argo, 1964. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 Robert DonatRomantic & Twentieth Century Poems ... LP
Argo (UK), 1965. Near Mint- ... $3.99
(Comedy/Spoken) LP, Vinyl record album

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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 FarmerOut Of The Past ... CD
GRP/Argo, 1960/1961. Used ... $14.99
A great CD that combines most of the material on Art's two albums for Argo – Art (1960) and Perception (1961). Art is a beautiful album of understated brilliance – one of Farmer's early shifts into the sublime, an easily blown batch of trumpet tracks played with trio backing by Tommy ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Art FarmerPerception ... CD
Argo/Universal (Japan), 1961. New Copy ... $9.99
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
Also available Perception ... CD 9.99

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Art FarmerPerception ... CD
Argo/Fresh Sound (Spain), 1961. Used ... $9.99
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
Also available Perception ... CD 9.99

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Frank FosterBasie Is Our Boss ... LP
Argo, 1963. Very Good ... $5.99
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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New Michael GarrickHome Stretch Blues ... CD
Argo/Vocalion (UK), 1972. Used ... 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
(Out of print.)

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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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New Michael GarrickTroppo ... CD
Argo/Vocalion (UK), 1974. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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New Michael Garrick (Garrick's Fairground)Mr Smith's Apocalypse/Epiphany ... CD
Argo/Vocalion (UK), 1971. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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+ ... $6.99
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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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 GreyBasic Grey ... LP
Argo/Cadet/Chess, Early 60s. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A collection of some Basie trombonist Al Grey's work for the Argo label pulled from the Last Of The Big Plungers, Snap Your Fingers and Al Grey Billy Mitchell Sextet LPs, some of his hippest work, featuring Billy Mitchell, Donald Byrd, Floyd Morris, Herbie Hancock and Bobby Hutcherson. 22 tracks ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and some ring & edge wear.)

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Al GreyBoss Bone ... LP
Argo, 1963. Very Good ... $14.99
Soul jazz trombone session, recorded in Chicago, with players like John Young on piano, Leo Blevins on guitar, and Ike Isaacs on bass. The groove is tight and hard, and Grey wrote a lot of catchy originals for the session. Titles include "Tacos & Grits", "Salty Mama", ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Gray label Argo pressing with deep groove.)

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Al GreyHaving A Ball ... LP
Argo, 1963. Very Good+ ... $19.99
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
(Beige label Argo pressing, with deep groove.)

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New Al GreySnap Your Fingers ... CD
Argo/Verve, 1962. Used ... Out Of Stock
Really wonderful work from trombonist Al Grey – sounding hipper here than at any other point in his career! One of the great reason for Al's sound here is the presence of tenorist Billy Mitchell – a partner with Al in the Basie band, and a great player who gives just about any session ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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New Al Grey & The Basie WingLast Of The Big Plungers ... LP
Argo, 1959. Used ... Out Of Stock
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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Shakey HortonSoul Of Blues Harmonica ... CD
Argo (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... Around August 27, 2014
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New Shakey HortonSoul Of Blues Harmonica ... LP
Argo, 1964. Used ... Out Of Stock
Features early work by Buddy Guy on guitar – plus Hammond from Bobby Buster! (Blues) LP, Vinyl record album
(Promo copy – in great shape!)

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Ahmad JamalAhmad Jamal's Alhambra (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Argo/Universal (Japan), 1961. Used ... $21.99
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 CD
(Out of print.)

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New Ahmad JamalBut Not For Me – Ahmad Jamal Trio At The Pershing ... LP
Argo, 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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Cadet pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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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 Ahmad Jamal Trio Argo Sessions 1956 to 1962 (9CD set) ... CD
Argo/Mosaic, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used 9CDs ... Out Of Stock
Amazing work from this seminal pianist – some of his best trio sides ever, with lots of unreleased tracks! (Jazz) CD
(Box and book are in great shape.)

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New Ahmad JamalHappy Moods ... LP
Argo, 1960. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
(Blue label Argo pressing. Cover has some wear and a bit of marker in one corner.)

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Ahmad JamalJamal At The Penthouse ... LP
Argo, 1959. Very Good- ... $2.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Argo pressing, with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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New Ahmad JamalJamal At The Pershing Vol 2 ... LP
Argo, 1958. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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- ... $14.99
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. Cover has some wear, with some staining on the back.)

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Ahmad JamalPoinciana ... CD
Argo/MCA, 1958. Used ... $4.99
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 JamalPoinciana ... LP
Argo, Early 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Gray label Argo pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some wear, aging, tape on the corners, and a small rip at the opening.)

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Ahmad JamalPortfolio Of Ahmad Jamal ... LP
Argo, 1958. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
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
(Maroon label Argo pressing with deep groove, in a cover numbered S 6670. Cover has yellowed tape residue on the seams, splitting on the spine, and small seam splits.)

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Etta JamesEtta James Rocks The House (colored vinyl – with bonus tracks) ... LP
Argo/Jackpot, 1964. New Copy (reissue)... Late August, 2014
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

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New Etta JamesLoving You More Every Day/Look Who's Blue ... 7-inch
Argo, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
(Funky 45's) 7-inch, Vinyl record

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New Etta JamesSecond Time Around ... CD
Argo/Chess, 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Beautiful Etta James album with heartbreaking vocals over icy Riley Hampton arrangements, and a classic bit of early Chicago soul. Tracks include "Don't Cry Baby", "Fool That I Am", and "I'll Dry My Tears". Sweet and mellow, and proof for anyone that the move to ... (Soul) read more CD
(Official pressing of the CD, with full artwork – not the CDr pressing found at other online retailers.)

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Budd JohnsonFrench Cookin' ... LP
Argo, 1963. Very Good ... $24.99
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
(Blue label Argo pressing with deep groove. Cover & labels have a drillhole. Cover has some light wear.)

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New Hank JonesHere's Love ... LP
Argo, 1963. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A jazz version of Meredith Wilson's score to Here's Love – one of those musicals that actually seems to survive more in the ranks of jazz history than Broadway history – thanks to recordings like this, which pumped up the score a bit! The groove is nicely soulful – very much like ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Gray label Argo pressing. Cover has some wear, light aging, a small peeled mark from sticker removal, and some tape on the top seam.)

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New Sam LazarSpace Flight ... LP
Argo, 1960. Used ... Out Of Stock
A tight batch of organ groovers with a raw R&B feel, recorded by the obscure St Louis organist Sam Lazar – with a very young Grant Green on guitar! The album's a bit different than Sam's other records for Argo – in that the tunes are all quite short, with a tight fast sound that's ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Turquoise label pressing. Cover has some wear, a split bottom seam, a partially split top seam with a piece of tape, some light stains, and some pen on the back.)

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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. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
(Funky 45's) 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Brown label pressing.)

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Ramsey LewisNever On Sunday ... LP
Argo, 1961. Very Good- ... $4.99
Simple genius from the classic Ramsey Lewis Trio – Ramsey on piano, Eldee Young on bass, and Red Holt on drums! The tunes are a strong mix of originals, standards, and some nice bits from odd sources – all arranged by Ramsey and crew to make strong use of their well-styled blend of ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Gray label Argo pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some wear, a sticker, some splitting on the top and bottom seams, a couple of stains on the front, and light staining on the back.)

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Ramsey LewisRamsey Lewis Trio In Chicago ... LP
Argo, 1960. Very Good ... $7.99
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
(White label promo Argo pressing, with deep groove. Cover has a bit of light wear, a light bend, and an ink stamp and a bit of aging 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- ... $13.99
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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New Ramsey Lewis TrioMemphis In June/Blueberry Hill ... 7-inch
Argo, 1962. Used ... Out Of Stock
(Funky 45's) 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Ramsey Lewis TrioSwingin ... LP
Argo, 1956. Very Good- ... $2.99
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. Spine has a spot of tape & a small rip. Cover has some wear & WGN library letters.)

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New Howard McGhee & The BlazersHouse Warmin'! ... LP
Argo, 1961. Used ... Out Of Stock
This is the original Argo issue of a session that was also issued on Winley Records under Gene Ammons name. Ammons recorded the session as a leader, but then couldn't be listed on the record because of contractual reasons. Instead, Howard McGhee's listed as the leader, but Ammons is also on here, ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Teal label Argo pressing with deep groove. Cover has a crease on one corner, and some discoloration from age along the opening on back.)

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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 ... $2.99
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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New James MoodyCookin' The Blues ... LP
Argo, 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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James MoodyHey It's James Moody ... LP
Argo, 1959. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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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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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Michael Nyman BandEssential Michael Nyman Band ... CD
Argo, 1980s. Used ... $0.99
(Soundtracks) CD
(Out of print.)

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RawsthorneString Quartets No 1, 2, & 3 – Alberni String Quartet ... LP
Argo (UK), 1966. Very Good+ ... $11.99
(Classical) LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl is great – just has a few light surface marks from the plastic inner sleeve.)

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New Chet RobleChet Chats ... LP
Argo, 1957. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the most obscure jazz titles on Argo – a set that features Chicago barrom singer Chet Roble. Chet accompanies himself on piano here, crooning in a small-hours style that would have been quite appealing, had you been tippling away at the bar, trying to put off going home on another ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Argo pressing with deep groove.)

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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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Gene ShawBreak Through (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Argo (Japan), 1962. New Copy ... $9.99
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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New Gene ShawCarnival Sketches ... LP
Argo, 1964. Very Good- ... $12.99
Excellent LP by one of the lost trumpet talents of the 60's! Gene "Clarence" Shaw played with Mingus, until the big one scared him away, and he fled to Chicago and started recording LPs for Argo. All of the LPs are great, and this one's a rare treat featuring a cool set of compositions ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Gray label Argo pressing with a deep groove. Cover has some wear, with some stains and a couple of small edge rips on the back.)

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Gene ShawDebut In Blues ... LP
Argo, 1963. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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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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. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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)... $9.99
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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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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