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New Ray Bryant TrioGotta Travel On ... CD
Argo/Universal (Japan), 1966. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
A stone groover from the great Ray Bryant – one of his brilliant albums for Cadet from the 60s! Ray's soul jazz trio (with Freddie Waits on drums) is augmented by the 2-horn trumpet section he used on some of his other Cadet recordings from the time – trumpet from Snookie Young and ... (Jazz) read more CD
Also available Gotta Travel On ... LP 5.99

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Dells(Bossa Nova) Bird/Eternally ... 7-inch
Argo, Mid 60s. Very Good+ .... $4.99
(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+ .... $19.99
(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 .... $4.99
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
(Blue label Cadet pressing.)

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Art FarmerArt ... CD
Argo (Japan), 1960. New Copy .... $13.99
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 Golson Jazztet & John LewisJazztet & John Lewis ... CD
Argo/Universal (Japan), 1961. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
We'll be the first to admit that the piano and compositions of John Lewis can sometimes be a bit stiff and academic – but that's definitely not the case on this great little record! The album features interpretations of Lewis' work by the great Farmer/Golson Jazztet – and is a pretty ... (Jazz) read more CD

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New Frank FosterBasie Is Our Boss ... CD
Argo (Japan), 1963. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
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 CD

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Michael GarrickHome Stretch Blues ... CD
Argo/Vocalion (UK), 1972. New Copy .... $11.99
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
Also available Home Stretch Blues ... CD 13.99

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Michael GarrickHome Stretch Blues ... CD
Argo/Vocalion (UK), 1972. Used .... $13.99
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.)
Also available Home Stretch Blues ... CD 11.99

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Michael GarrickOctober Woman/Wedding Hymn ... CD
Argo/Vocalion (UK), 1965. New Copy .... $16.99
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 .... $16.99
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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Benny GolsonFree ... CD
Argo/Universal (Japan), 1962. New Copy .... $13.99
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 Illinois JacquetBosses Of The Ballad ... LP
Argo, 1964. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Illinois Jacquet's gutsy tenor sound is restrained a bit in this beautiful set of Cole Porter ballads, played with accompaniment by a small orchestra of woodwinds and strings – but the sound is great throughout, thanks to some wonderfully deep tones and great production! Benny Golson and Tom ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Gray label Argo pressing, with deep groove. Cover has tape on the spine and pen on back.)

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New Illinois JacquetMessage ... LP
Argo, 1963. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really hard groover from Illinois Jacquet's later years on Chess – a solidly smoking session that features plenty of organ and guitar! There's a gutbuckety groove here that's a lot like some of Willis Jackson's best work on Prestige at the time – a style that's based around the ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Gray label Argo pressing.)

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New Ahmad JamalAhmad Jamal – The Ahmad Jamal Trio Volume IV ... LP
Argo, 1958. Used .... Out Of Stock
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Cadet stereo pressing, with deep groove. Cover has rippling and light staining along the opening and on on the back.)

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New Ahmad JamalAhmad Jamal's Alhambra ... CD
Argo (Japan), 1961. New Copy .... 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

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New Ahmad JamalBut Not For Me – Ahmad Jamal Trio At The Pershing ... CD
Argo/Chess, 1958. Used .... 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
(Out of print.)

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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
(Blue label Argo pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Ahmad JamalPoinciana ... LP
Argo, Early 60s. Good .... $1.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Cadet pressing, with deep groove. Cover has a cutout hole. Labels have some light stains.)

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New Ahmad JamalPortfolio Of Ahmad Jamal ... CD
Argo (Japan), 1958. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
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 CD

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New Etta JamesEtta James Rocks The House ... CD
Argo/Chess, 1964. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 CD

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New Etta JamesHow Do You Speak To An Angel/Would It Make Any Difference To You ... 7-inch
Argo, 1963. Very Good- .... $0.99
(Funky 45's) 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Brown label pressing.)

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New Etta JamesMy Dearest Darling/Tough Mary ... 7-inch
Argo, 1960. Very Good- .... Just Sold Out!
(Funky 45's) 7-inch, Vinyl record

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New Etta JamesPushover/I Can't Hold It In Any More ... 7-inch
Argo, 1963. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
(Funky 45's) 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Ramsey LewisIn Crowd ... LP
Argo, 1965. Very Good+ .... $2.99
Easily one of the biggest selling jazz albums of the 60s – a crowning achievement for Ramsey Lewis and his popular trio with Eldee Young on bass and Redd Holt on drums! The set was recorded live at the Bohemian Caverns in DC, and the trio are perfect in the setting – going at the ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Silver label Argo pressing. Cover has some wear, staining on the back, and a name in pen.)

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Ramsey LewisMore Music From The Soil ... LP
Argo, 1961. Very Good .... $1.99
In case you think the folks at Chess were putting too fine a point on the earthy origins of Ramsey's jazz, the title's actually one that follows from an earlier album Ramsey cut for Mercury – and features a similar cover of a shovel digging in the dirt! The tracks are a great blend of the ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Cadet pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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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
(Gray label Argo pressing. Cover has wide clear tape on the seams.)

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Ramsey LewisRamsey Lewis Trio Live At The Bohemian Caverns ... LP
Argo, 1964. Very Good .... $2.99
A killer live set from Ramsey Lewis and his classic early 60s trio – a record that's not nearly as well known as The In Crowd, but every bit as great! Drummer Red Holt and bassist Eldee Young really get in some great elements here – working with Ramsey's piano in a groove that's far ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Gray label Argo pressing. Cover has light aging on the back, along the opening.)

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New Ramsey LewisSound Of Spring ... LP
Argo, 1962. Used .... Out Of Stock
The Ramsey Lewis Trio gets some additional orchestral backings – and with great results! The set features Ramsey, Eldee Young, and Red Holt – all playing their usual pyrotechnic blend of soul jazz and swing – supported by larger arrangements handled by Riley Hampton, done in a ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Grey label Argo pressing with deep groove. Cover has a cutout mark.)

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Ramsey LewisStretching Out ... LP
Argo, 1960. Sealed .... $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
(Cadet stereo pressing. Cover has two cutout holes and light stains from seepage.)

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New Ramsey Lewis TrioBossa Nova ... LP
Argo, 1962. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
(Gray label Argo pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some wear, a few stickers, some seam splitting, and marker on the front and back. Labels have some marker and pen.)

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Ramsey Lewis TrioMemphis In June/Blueberry Hill ... 7-inch
Argo, 1962. Very Good .... $1.99
(Funky 45's) 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Ramsey Lewis TrioSwingin ... LP
Argo, 1956. Near Mint- .... $5.99
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
(Cadet pressing with deep groove.)

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New MJT+3Daddy-O Presents MJT+3 ... CD
Argo (Japan), 1957. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
One of the rarest albums of Chicago jazz from the 50s – and one of the greatest, too! Although Walter Perkins' MJT+3 went onto cut a number of records on Vee Jay with a different lineup, this early session features an all-Chicago lineup that differs from the later one, which was augmented by ... (Jazz) read more CD

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New James MoodyComin' On Strong ... LP
Argo, 1963. Used .... Out Of Stock
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
(Blue label Cadet pressing.)

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James MoodyCookin' The Blues ... LP
Argo, 1961. Very Good+ .... $6.99
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
(White label Argo pressing. Cover has some wear, a name in marker on the front, some tape on the corners and pen marks on the back.)

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New James MoodyFlute N The Blues ... LP
Argo, 1956. Used .... 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
(Gray label Argo pressing. Cover has wear, seam splitting and masking tape along the top and bottom seams. Vinyl plays with a short click on side 1, track 1.)

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New James MoodyHey It's James Moody ... LP
Argo, 1959. Used .... Out Of Stock
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
(Orange label pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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New James MoodyJames Moody (1959) ... LP
Argo, 1959. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
(Orange label Cadet pressing. Cover has a cutout hole and some waviness along the bottom.)

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Michael NymanPiano Concerto/MGV ... CD
Argo, 1994. Used 2 CDS .... $4.99
(Out Sound) CD
(Out of print.)

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Michael Nyman BandEssential Michael Nyman Band ... CD
Argo, 1980s. Used .... $5.99
(Soundtracks) CD
(Out of print.)

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New James PhelpsWasting Time/La De Da, I'm A Fool In Love ... 7-inch
Argo, Mid 60s. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
(Funky 45's) 7-inch, Vinyl record

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New Vito PriceSwinging The Loop ... CD
Argo/Universal (Japan), 1958. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
Rare work from obscure Chicago tenor player Vito Price – recorded back in the days when there actually used to be a jazz scene in the city's center – also known as The Loop! Price was a New Yorker by birth, but worked in Chicago clubs, TV, and radio in the 50s – and was most ... (Jazz) read more CD

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New Ron & BillIt/Don't Say Bye-Bye ... 7-inch
Argo, Mid 60s. Very Good+ .... $9.99
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New Gene ShawBreak Through ... CD
Argo/Dusty Groove, 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 CD
(Out of print.)
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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New Sahib ShihabSummer Dawn ... CD
Argo/Rearward (Italy), 1963. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic early record by Sahib Shihab – a motherlode of modal jazz grooves, cut during the early days of the Clarke-Boland Big Band! The record features a core group of players from that ensemble – including Shihab on alto, baritone, and flute, plus Francy Boland on piano, Jimmy ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Zoot SimsZoot (Argo) ... LP
Argo, 1956. Near Mint- .... $11.99
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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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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Lem Winchester & The Ramsey Lewis TrioPerform A Tribute To Clifford Brown ... LP
Argo, 1958. Very Good- .... $8.99
The great underrated vibist Lem Winchester plays a tribute to the late Clifford Brown, along with the classic Ramsey Lewis trio, which included Eldee Young and Redd Holt. Despite the lack of an actual trumpet on the date (although the cover has a crazy image of the group standing around the ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Grey label Argo pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear, seam splitting, a peeled spot from sticker removal)

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New Jerry Woodard & The EsquiresWith A Feeling/Boat Of Love ... 7-inch
Argo, Mid 60s. Used .... Out Of Stock
(Funky 45's) 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a cutout hole.)

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New Martin YarbroughMixed Moods ... LP
Argo, 1964. Used .... Out Of Stock
An album of soulful folk tunes, recorded by Yarbrough in Chicago in 1964 – as part of the crossover folk scene that also spawned some of Terry Callier's early work. The record features Yarbrough on guitar and vocals, backed by bass and drums – and the style of the tunes features some ... (Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has some pen on back.)

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New John YoungTouch Of Pepper ... CD
Argo/Universal (Japan), 1962. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
One of the few sides ever recorded as a leader by Chicago soul jazz pianist John Young – a tasty trio set with just the right touch of pepper! The tracks are short and lively, very much in the mode of other Chicago trio players – like John Wright or Ramsey Lewis – and most of the ... (Jazz) read more CD
 
 



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