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Angela ClemmonsAngela Clemmons (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Portrait/FTG, 1982. New Copy .... $13.99
Soaring vocals from Angela Clemmons – a set that really has an amazing range, and a depth of sound that goes way past the usual from Epic Records at the time! Angela's got a way of stretching out right from the start – inflecting the lyrics with a rich power that easily matches or ... (Soul) read more CD

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CloversDance Party ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1959. New Copy .... $15.99
Killer cuts from The Clovers – and a great illustration of the way that Atlantic Records could really bring something special to a vocal group! The Clovers recorded for other labels – both before and after this stretch – but the style here is still their best, an upbeat approach ... (Soul) read more CD

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New CoalitionBirth (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Kenya/Shout (Japan), 1978. New Copy .... $19.99
A very hip group from the 70s Philly scene – a jazz combo who've got a soulful swing and a wonderfully lyrical feel! The record has a bit of vocals, but really just added in as flavoring for the quartet's excellent instrumental interplay – a blend of tenor and flute with piano, bass, ... (Jazz) read more CD
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John Coates JrAlone & Live At The Deer Head (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Omni Sound/Muzak (Japan), 1977. New Copy .... $24.99
Killer work from pianist John Coates – a lesser-known player who labored for years in the east Pennsylvania scene, but who went onto have a surprisingly big influence with records like this! Coates has this beautifully lyrical touch on the keys – one that's really open to new colors ... (Jazz) read more CD

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John Coates JrJazz Piano Of John Coates Jr (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Omni Sound/Muzak (Japan), 1974. New Copy .... $24.99
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Michael CochraneElements ... CD
Soul Note (Italy), 1986. New Copy .... $12.99 16.99
A really soulful groover from the glory days of the Soul Note scene – a killer set that crackles with the kind of energy of some of the best 70s sides on Muse – like work by Woody Shaw or Kenny Barron! Pianist Michael Cochrane leads a hip quintet with Tom Harrell on trumpet and Bob ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Official pressing of the CD, with full artwork – not the CDr pressing found at other online retailers.)

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Dennis CoffeyAbsolutely The Best Of Dennis Coffey ... CD
Fuel 2000, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy .... $13.99 14.98
Funky Dennis Coffey – classics from his years at Sussex and programmed with one funky instrumental jam after another – 20 tracks from one of the maddest, hardest grooving, most genre-bending figures from the 70s Detroit scene! There's a rawly rumbling underbelly to the material, funky ... (Soul) read more CD

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Phil Cohran & The Artistic Heritage EnsembleArmageddon (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Katalyst, 1968. New Copy Gatefold .... $9.99
A rare and beautiful treasure from Chicago's Phil Cohran and his legendary Artistic Heritage Ensemble – material recorded at the end of the 60s, but only issued here for the first time ever! The sound on the record is amazing – much deeper, and more forceful than anything else we've ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Cozy Cole, Red Allen, Charlie Shavers & OthersJazz At The Metropole ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1955. New Copy .... $13.99
A very cool, very unusual session – one that features Al Jazzbo Collins narrating a live performance from the Metropole club in New York – a trad jazz date, but one that's done with a mighty gritty edge! There's plenty of trumpet in the lead – and Red Allen sings on a few numbers ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Natalie ColeInseparable/Natalie/Unpredictable ... CD
Capitol/BGO (UK), 1975/1976/1977. New Copy 2CD .... $16.99
A triple pack of early magic from Natalie Cole! Inseparable is Natalie's stunning debut for Capitol Records in the mid 70s – a real surprise, and a set that should have had the singer blossoming even more than she did at the time! As with some of the other Capitol soul sessions of the time, ... (Soul) read more CD

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Ornette ColemanChappaqua Suite ... CD
Columbia/Five Four (UK), 1966. New Copy .... $13.99
One of Ornette Coleman's most groundbreaking albums – a set that takes his best free jazz energy of the 60s, and expands it out into the space of a longer suite – all originally designed as a film soundtrack, then never used in the movie at all! Yet even without the film placement, the ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Ornette ColemanFriends and Neighbors - Ornette Live At Prince Street ... CD
Flying Dutchman/BGP (UK), 1970. New Copy .... $11.99
One of the most compelling albums we've ever heard from Ornette Coleman – and a set that's very different than some of his other work for different labels – particularly his better-known material for Blue Note and Atlantic! The album's got a righteous feel that's right up there in the ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Ornette ColemanLove Call (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1968. New Copy .... $19.99
Bold, righteous work from Ornette Coleman – an album that really shows the more open energy he'd taken on at the end of the 60s – a sense of new fire and unbridled energy that makes the album a non-stop powerhouse all the way through! In addition to Ornette's own smoking work on alto, ... (Jazz) read more CD
(SHMCD.)
Also available Love Call ... LP 9.99

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Ornette ColemanSkies Of America ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1972. New Copy .... $13.99
A brilliant large ensemble work from Ornette Coleman – ambitious material recorded with full orchestra, in a haunting sound that's light years from any of his smaller group recordings of the 60s and 70s! There's an incredible feel to the strings used here – played by the London ... (Jazz) read more CD

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New Ornette ColemanTo Whom Who Keeps A Record ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1959/1960. New Copy .... $13.99
Essential Ornette Coleman – and some great rare material pulled from his early days at Atlantic Records! The sides were recorded in 1959 and 1960 – but never issued until this format, a rare mid 70s album that was only issued in Japan! Despite that obscurity, though, the material is ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Ornette Coleman & Prime TimeVirgin Beauty ... CD
Portrait (Japan), 1988. New Copy .... $22.99
Brilliant later work from Ornette Coleman – quite adventurous stuff, too! By the late 80s, the shock of the new of Ornette's harmolodic sound had worn off enough that majors like CBS/Portrait were more than willing to invest in it – but for every catchy modern groove here, there's a ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Blue Spec CD2.)

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Steve Coleman & Five ElementsFunctional Arrhythmias ... CD
PI Records, 2013. New Copy .... $14.99 15.99
Complex rhythms from reedman Steve Coleman – as you might guess from the title, or from some of the other excellent work by his Five Elements group! The bass and drums are definitely at the core of the set – handled by Anthony Tidd and Sean Rickman, respectively – but the alto of ... (Jazz) read more CD

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CollageCollage (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Golden Crest/Airmail (Japan), Early 70s. New Copy .... $29.99
A wonderful group with a very groovy groovy sound – one that's strongly in the mode of Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66, with all the sweet bossa touches that would imply! There's a pair of female singers in the lead (twins, actually!) on most tracks, working in a sweet jazzy style – but ... (Vocalists) read more CD

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Buddy ColletteBossa Nova (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Crown/P-Vine (Japan), 1961. New Copy .... $28.99
A really cool bit of bossa jazz from reedman Buddy Collette – an artist who's not as well associated with the genre as Stan Getz or Paul Desmond – but who really cooks nicely here! The setting is relatively lean and groovy – with guitar from Howard Roberts, bass from Mel Pollan, ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Buddy ColletteBuddy's Best (remastered edition – with bonus track) ... CD
Dooto/Boplicity (UK), 1957. New Copy .... $11.99
One of the best albums ever from reedman Buddy Collette – a great small group session with a harder edge than some of Buddy's later records for bigger labels! Collette was always one of the more interesting players from the LA scene of the 50s – and although he had his roots in harder ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Buddy ColletteJazz Loves Paris (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Specialty/OJC, 1958. New Copy .... $3.99 11.98
A hip little album from Buddy Collette – one that's ostensibly based around the then-popular idea of a set of Paris-inspired tunes – but which comes off with a sound that's a lot deeper than you might expect! David Axelrod produced the set – it was one of his early projects for ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Buddy ColletteMan Of Many Parts ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1956. New Copy .... $4.99 11.98
Buddy Collette's definitely a man of many parts here – and many talents too, considering the reedwork on the set! Buddy plays alto, tenor, clarinet, and flute – using the horns with wonderful invention that really showcases his unique style of the time – that mix of modern and ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Buddy Collette & Chico HamiltonTanganyika ... CD
Dig/VSOP, 1956. New Copy .... $10.99 11.99
A real lost slice of work from the career of Chico Hamilton – recorded for the short-lived Dig label, owned by R&B artist Johnny Otis in the mid 50s! The group here is slightly different than Hamilton's quintet that recorded for Pacific Jazz – in that it's got a sound that's a bit ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Mitty CollierShades Of Mitty Collier – The Chess Singles 1961 to 1968 ... CD
Chess/Kent (UK), 1960s. New Copy .... $14.99
A mighty helping of music from the overlooked Mitty Collier – a 60s soul singer on Chess Records, and one who was every bit as great as bigger label stars like Etta James or Fontella Bass! Like both of those singers, Mitty's got a voice that grabs you right from the get-go – a deeply ... (Soul) read more CD

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Michel ColombierUne Chambre En Ville ... CD
Universal (France), 1982. New Copy 2CD .... $16.99
A rare score from French arranger Michel Colombier – penned for an equally-obscure film directed by the great Jacques Demy! The album follows the same musical style as some of Demy's better-known work from the 60s – like Umbrellas Of Cherbourg or Young Girls Of Rochefort – ... (Soundtracks) read more CD

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Colson Unity TroupeNo Reservation ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), 1980. New Copy .... $12.99 15.99
Genius work from Adegoke Steve Colson – a player who always has a great way of bridging many different worlds in jazz! The album's got a relatively spiritual feel, but a slightly avant bent too – very much in the spirit of some of the under-documented work going on in Chicago's AACM ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Official pressing of the CD, with full artwork – not the CDr pressing found at other online retailers.)

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John ColtraneJohn Coltrane In The Winner's Circle ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1957. New Copy .... $13.99
Rare stuff from John Coltrane! The album features Trane playing tenor on only 4 of the album's 8 tracks – making it kind of surprising that they used his name in the title – but the album is a lesser-known batch of large group recordings that offer an interesting early chapter in his ... (Jazz) read more CD

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John ColtraneLive At The Half Note ... CD
AAO, 1963. New Copy .... $5.99 6.98
A great illustration of the power of John Coltrane in a live setting – because even though the tunes are familiar, the performances are completely different! The set's a bit shy of notes, and the performance appears to be originally done for radio broadcast – but the music comes ... (Jazz) read more CD

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John ColtraneLush Life (RVG remaster series) ... CD
Prestige, 1957/1958. New Copy .... $4.99 11.98
Strong work from John Coltrane's early years as a leader – even if the album is sort of a collection of tracks that Trane recorded for Prestige, instead of a discreetly separate session! Side one features Coltrane's tenor in a spare setting with Earl May on bass and Art Taylor on drums ... (Jazz) read more CD

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John ColtraneTraneing In ... CD
AAO, Early 60s. New Copy .... $5.99 6.98
Wonderful live material from John Coltrane – recorded in Sweden in the early 60s, with sound that's surprisingly good, given the small label for the album! The work here is a beautiful illustration of the freedoms that Coltrane was exploring in a live setting – and the overall sound is ... (Jazz) read more CD

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John ColtraneTurning Point – The Bethlehem Years ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1957. New Copy 2 CDs .... $20.99
The complete recordings done by John Coltrane for Bethlehem Records – mostly cut during December of 1957, and issued on the albums The Winner's Circle and Art Blakey Big Band! Both albums were a bit unusual for the label – in that The Winner's Circle was sort of a blowing/jam session ... (Jazz) read more CD

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CommodoresMidnight Magic ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1979. New Copy .... $13.99
Lots of Midnight Magic from The Commdores – still nice and funky at the start of the evening, but also chilling out in the wee hours too – really finding a great way to follow the trajectory of the night with the tracks in this set! The album sparkles with strong arrangements and ... (Soul) read more CD

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CommodoresMovin' On ... CD
Motown/PTG (Netherlands), 1975. New Copy .... $18.99
A killer early set from The Commodores – and exactly the kind of record that shows why the group was so great at the start! Long before they were the giants of adult pop, the group were a tight funk act who were able to really balance mellow moments with more full-on grooves – a ... (Soul) read more CD

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CommodoresNatural High ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1978. New Copy .... $13.99
A pivotal album for The Commodores – still very funky here, with a sound that stays true to their roots – yet also able to reach out into some of the mature mellow ballads that would make them a huge crossover act in years to come! James Carmichael arranges and produces here – ... (Soul) read more CD
Also available Natural High ... LP 0.99

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CommodoresNightshift ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1985. New Copy .... $13.99
By this point in their career, The Commodores have lost Lionel Richie and any sort of funk credibility they had from their early years – but they also somehow manage to reemerge with a great new talent for a sweet mellow groove! The title tune "Nightshift" was one of those tracks ... (Soul) read more CD
Also available Nightshift (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 24.99

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CommodoresNightshift (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1985. New Copy .... $24.99
By this point in their career, The Commodores have lost Lionel Richie and any sort of funk credibility they had from their early years – but they also somehow manage to reemerge with a great new talent for a sweet mellow groove! The title tune "Nightshift" was one of those tracks ... (Soul) read more CD
(SHMCD pressing.)
Also available Nightshift ... CD 13.99

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Perry ComoJust Out Of Reach – Rarities From Nashville Produced By Chet Atkins ... CD
RCA/Real Gone, 1973/1975. New Copy .... $15.99 16.98
Perry Como goes country? Not exactly – as the work here fits very well within the best later sides by the magical Como – but the music does have a special sort of Nashville flair, thanks to sublime production from Chet Atkins! Atkins and RCA had a really unique approach for recordings ... (Vocalists) read more CD

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CompostLife Is Round ... CD
Columbia/Wounded Bird, 1973. New Copy .... Just Sold Out!
A classic set of spiritual fusion from this short-lived allstar group Compost – featuring Harold Vick, Bob Moses, Jumma Santos, and Jack DeJohnette! Vick's at his moody soulful best here, in a mode that's similar to his Strata East work – and the record also features occasional vocals ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Con Funk ShunCon Funk Shun/Secrets (plus bonus track) ... CD
Mercury/Robinsongs (UK), 1976/1977. New Copy .... $13.99
A super-funky set – two vintage albums from Con Funk Shun – back to back on a single CD! The self-titled Con Funk Shun album is quite different than their later, better known hits! The group sure knew how to slap that bass, even back on this first album for Mercury – but then ... (Soul) read more CD

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Con Funk ShunFever ... CD
Mercury/Vinyl Masterpiece (Netherlands), 1981. New Copy .... $18.99
One of the sweetest-grooving albums ever from Con Funk Shun – proof that the group was almost better when they tightened things up a bit! The set was produced by Deodato at the height of his hit-making soul powers – and it's got a sharpness that really helps bring the Con Funk Shun ... (Soul) read more CD

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Conjunto ImpactoEl Regreso ... CD
Sols, 2013. New Copy .... $9.99
A great new set from this legendary Miami Latin combo – working here in a classic style that really shows their roots! The album's no-nonsense salsa right from the start – great rhythms at the core of each tune, some soaring work on trumpets and trombone to really give the cuts a jazzy ... (Latin) read more CD

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Chris ConnorI Miss You So (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1956. New Copy .... $13.99
A beautiful title for a beautiful record – one that sums up the subtle sense of sadness that makes the work of Chris Connor so great! There's a sense of longing here that steps out from the very first tune – one that's beautifully moody, without being overindulgent or too emotive. ... (Vocalists) read more CD

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Chris ConnorJazz Date With Chris Connor ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1956. New Copy .... $13.99
They got the "jazz date" right in the title on this one – as Chris Connor works here with some exceptional small combo backing – all in a mode that almost takes her back to the earliest sound of her first few records on Bethlehem! Ralph Sharon's the maestro here – ... (Vocalists) read more CD

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New Chris ConnorMisty ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), Late 50s. New Copy .... $13.99
An unusual set from the legendary vocalist Chris Connor – a record that's graced with a boozy later image of Chris on the front, but which features a host of rare gems from her late 50s years at Atlantic Records! There's some really wonderful work on the record that easily matches, if not ... (Vocalists) read more CD

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Chris ConnorWitchcraft ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1959. New Copy .... $13.99
A lovely side by Chris Connor for Atlantic, recorded not too long after her stint at Bethlehem – where she'd perfected an icy cool style of singing that's still to be matched to this day! The album features larger arrangements by Richard Wess – but still has a light jazzy feel, ... (Vocalists) read more CD
Also available Witchcraft ... LP 11.99

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Chris Connor & Maynard FergusonDouble Exposure ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1960. New Copy .... $13.99
One of Chris Connor's standout albums for Atlantic Records – and a session that actually makes us really appreciate the presence of Maynard Ferguson! The album's got a bit more punch than some of Chris' other records for the label, and is a nice shift in mood after a series of sad, dreamy, ... (Vocalists) read more CD

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Norman ConnorsInvitation (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Arista/FTG, 1979. New Copy .... $13.99
Norman Connors at the top of his game – working here with backing from his own Starship Orchestra, in a groove that's completely funky, deeply soulful, and touched with a fair bit of jazz as well! The album's a great summation of all the sounds that Connors had crafted on previous records ... (Soul) read more CD

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Norman ConnorsRomantic Journey (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Buddah/FTG, 1976. New Copy .... $13.99
A warmly romantic journey from the stellar Norman Connors – but a set that's also got a fair bit of spiritual jazz undercurrents too! Norman's at that perfect Starship point in his career – giving equal space to the vocals and instrumental passages on the record – at a level that ... (Soul) read more CD
Also available Romantic Journey ... LP 0.99

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Norman ConnorsSaturday Night Special (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Buddah/FTG, 1975. New Copy .... $13.99
A brilliant mix of soul and jazz from the legendary Norman Connors – a key album in breaking Norman out back in the 70s – and a record that's still pretty darn perfect all these many years later! You can hear Connors' deep roots throughout the set – but they're often used towards ... (Soul) read more CD

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Norman ConnorsTake It To The Limit (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Arista/FTG, 1980. New Copy .... $13.99
Killer work from the mighty Norman Connors – a set that's heavy on grooves, but which has all the jazzy depth of his early work too! The set features arrangements by some killer modern soul talents – Al Johnson, McKinley Jackson, and Paul Riser – who beautifully blend their own ... (Soul) read more CD

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Norman ConnorsVery Best Of Norman Connors ... CD
Superbird (UK), Mid 70s-Early 80s. New Copy .... $6.99
Soulful genius from the great Norman Connors – mid 70s and early 80s material that's very much the heart of his soul years at Buddah and Arista – some of the sweetest and grooviest soul of the era! Every piece is in place, but never precious, with Norman's jazz pedigree and impeccable ... (Soul) read more CD

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New Nicola ConteFree Souls ... CD
Universal (Japan), 2014. New Copy .... Just Sold Out!
A brilliantly soulful set from Nicola Conte – a record that's got all the tight jazzy instrumentation we love in his other records, but one that's also got some wonderful vocal work as well! Singers are a perfectly-chosen batch of the best of the underground – and include Jose James, ... (New Grooves) read more CD
(SHM CD pressing.)

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ContoursDo You Love Me (Now That I Can Dance) ... CD
Gordy (Japan), 1962. New Copy .... $13.99
One of the coolest, grooviest early group albums on Motown – sung by a group who've got a wonderfully rocking sound throughout – something you can probably guess from the placement of the guitar on the cover! That instrument steps out strongly on most numbers here – giving The ... (Soul) read more CD

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ControllersFor The Love Of My Woman ... CD
MCA/PTG (Netherlands), 1987. New Copy .... $9.99
An overlooked gem from The Controllers – one issued a bit late to be part of the classic wave of group soul, but a set that's still overflowing with really old school harmonies! The Controllers really have a wonderful way of putting over a ballad – letting things build slow and mellow, ... (Soul) read more CD

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CookersBelieve ... CD
Motema, 2012. New Copy .... $11.99 15.99
A great one from this all-star group – an incredibly righteous combo that's given Billy Harper one of his best chances to play in years! As with the previous album by The Cookers, the Harper influence really runs strong – not just in the use of some of his great tracks in the ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Cookers QuintetCookers Quintet Vol 1 ... CD
Do Right (Canada), 2014. New Copy .... $11.99
A sweet little combo who definitely live up to their name – and work here in a very old school approach to jazz! The group's got a great groove right from the start – maybe not as full-on modal as Five Corners Quintet, but somewhere in a same space – but they also don't just let ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Coolin SystemCoolin System ... CD
GED Soul, 2011. New Copy .... $6.99
Cool jazz funk from The Coolin' System – a group that lays out a funky backdrop, and one that actually generates plenty of heat despite the group's name! Hammond organ and Fender Rhodes, bass, drums and percussion bring the funk, along with a vamping guitar – but what we love about ... (Deep Funk) read more CD

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Don CooperHowlin' At The Moon – Best Of Don Cooper ... CD
Delay 68 (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy .... $6.99
Beautifully funky folk by the vastly under-rated Don Cooper – a singer who recorded briefly on Roulette at the start of the 70s, and who worked in a unique space that blended together personal singer-songwriter vocals and guitar with some heavier, nicely-bumping bass and drums. There's a ... (Rock) read more CD

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Ruth Copeland featuring ParliamentSelf Portrait/I Am What I Am (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Invictus/Demon (UK), 1970/1971. New Copy 2CD .... $14.99
A killer 2CD set – both of the Ruth Copeland albums for Invictus – plus bonus tracks too! First up is Self Portrait – a surprisingly groovy little set, and one of a few outings cut by singer Ruth Copeland – kind of an enigmatic figure in the early P-Funk years! The ... (Soul) read more CD

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Johnny CoppolaShot To The Kisser ... CD
Coku, 2013. New Copy Gatefold .... $8.99 16.98
Great work from Johnny Coppola – a member of America's famous first family of film, and a hell of a crooner in his own right! Johnny lives in a world where the Rat Pack never ended – and he sings here with a style we haven't heard this well since the days of Frank Sinatra at Reprise ... (Vocalists) read more CD

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Giles CoreyStoned Soul ... CD
Delmark, 2014. New Copy .... $11.99 15.99
Giles Corey is a bluesman at heart, but he plays here in a style that's got lots of soul and funk touches too – particularly in the way he works his guitar with lots of wah-wah style riffs! The record's got a contemporary blues vibe overall, but Giles definitely has a slightly different ... (Blues) read more CD

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CortexCortex Volume 2 ... CD
Trad Vibe (France), 1977. New Copy .... $10.99
The second album by Cortex – the obscure French jazz group that's been a favorite of funky collectors for years! The group's got a strong fusion-driven groove on this set – with plenty of tight drumming, hard riffing, and spacey keyboards that give the tunes a nicely soulful finish. ... (Jazz) read more CD
Also available Cortex Volume 2 ... LP 21.99

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CortexTroupeau Bleu (with bonus track) ... CD
Underdog (France), 1975. New Copy .... $19.99
A legendary bit of funky fusion from the French scene of the 70s – the standout set from Cortex, a combo who's very heavy on the keyboards! The tunes have a feel that's quite different than American electric work of the time – funky, but also a bit breezy too – with a strong ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Dave Baby CortezRinky-Dink ... CD
Chess (Japan), 1962. New Copy .... $13.99
There's nothing Rinky Dink about this classic album from Dave Baby Cortez – as the set's heavy on Hammond organ grooves, and was definitely a key part of the instrument's introduction to soul music in the 60s! The style is rooted in jazz use of the Hammond, but served up with a tighter, less ... (Soul) read more CD

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Larry Coryell/Alphonse MouzonBack Together Again ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1977. New Copy .... $14.99
A famous set of crossover fusion – one with lots of heavy drums from Alphonse Mouzon, and plenty of sweet guitar from Larry Coryell! This set definitely plays to the rockish side of the fusion crowd, but still has some funky undercurrents too – thanks to lots of bold lines from Cobham, ... (Jazz) read more CD

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New Jack CostanzoBack From Havana ... CD
CuBop/Ubiquity, 2001. New Copy .... $5.99 16.98
A real treasure – and the best album in years from Latin percussion maestro Jack "Mr Bongo" Costanzo! Jack's moved past the bongo rhythms that he was famous for in the 50s and 60s, and is working here as the lead congolero in a tight group that features some bright young west coast ... (Latin) read more CD

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Jack CostanzoScorching The Skins ... CD
CuBop/Ubiquity, 2002. New Copy .... $5.99 16.98
A slammer from percussionist Jack Costanzo – returning to the strength of his work from the 50s and 60s! Jack's playing here with a host of strong California Latin jazz musicians – in a freer style than his earlier work for Liberty, and filled with a fire that you'd hardly expect, ... (Latin) read more CD

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Elvis Costello & The RootsWise Up Ghost ... CD
Blue Note, 2013. New Copy .... $14.99 15.98
A damn surprise to our ears – a record that shouldn't work well, but which succeeds tremendously – bringing all the best part of Elvis Costello and The Roots into play perfectly – with a sound that's unlike anything either of them have ever done before! Costello has way more bite ... (Rock) read more CD

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New Clifford CoulterBetter Part Of Me ... CD
Columbia/Big Break (UK), 1980. New Copy .... $6.99
A damn great little record from Clifford Coulter – a set that's much tighter and more soul-based than his earlier funk albums for Impulse Records – but which comes together beautifully, too – thanks to help from Bill Withers in the studio! Bill produced, and the record has this ... (Soul) read more CD
Also available Better Part Of Me ... LP 4.99

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CoultrainJungle Mumbo Jumbo ... CD
Plug Research, 2013. New Copy .... $9.99
The long-overdue return of Coultrain – an artist we've been digging right from the start, when he dropped off a pile of handmade CDs as freebies to give away in our store! Since that time, Coultrain has emerged to become one of the freshest talents of the underground – through work ... (Neo Soul) read more CD
Also available Jungle Mumbo Jumbo ... LP 18.99

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Curtis CounceExploring The Future (remastered edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Dooto/Boplicity (UK), 1958. New Copy .... $11.99
A great little album that's every bit as wonderful as you might expect from its cover – one of the key late 50s sides as a leader from bassist Curtis Counce – cut with a killer lineup that includes Harold Land on tenor sax, Rolf Ericson on trumpet, and Elmo Hope on piano! The set's got ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Country Joe & The FishI Feel Like I'm Fixin' To Die (mono & stereo versions) ... CD
Vanguard (UK), 1967. New Copy 2CD .... $18.99
Maybe the greatest moment ever from Country Joe & The Fish – an insane blend of politics, psychedelia, rock roots, and more – all wrapped up in a nice of carnival-esque style that really lives up to the group's name! Many folks later copied the group – and others, like The ... (Rock) read more CD

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New Courtial with Errol KnowlesDon't You Think It's Time (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Pipeline/Shout (Japan), 1976. New Copy .... $24.99
A rare bit of Cali soul – and a lot groovier than you'd guess from the cover! The music is rich in jazzy inflections – funky fusion used behind the lead vocals of Errol Knowles, in a blend that's quite similar to the best Bay Area funk of the time – particularly some of the ... (Soul) read more CD

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Couture ChicVelvet Bossa ... CD
Irma (Italy), 2013. New Copy .... $15.99
Not entirely the bossa set you might guess from the title – but a mighty sweet session by a group with a very jazzy vibe – one who deliver some very unusual takes on tunes from the 70s and 80s! Couture Chic features a female lead singer, and a core keyboard of guitar, bass, and drums ... (New Grooves) read more CD

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Stanley CowellBlues For The Viet Cong ... CD
Freedom/Muzak (Japan), 1969. New Copy .... $22.99
Incredible work from the young Stanley Cowell – one of his first albums ever, but already a step ahead of most of his contemporaries! The set's a trio date, unlike some of Cowell's later albums for Strata East – and it's got a wonderful blend of soaring piano lines and more complicated ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Stanley Cowell & Empathlectrik QuartetWelcome To This New World ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2011. New Copy .... $15.99 18.98
A fresh set of sounds from pianist Stanley Cowell – a really inventive record that also features Stan on kyma and kalimba as well, alongside some equally great guitar work from Vic Juris! We're not sure if Cowell and Juris have ever played together, but the pairing works wonders here – ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Kenny CoxClap Clap – The Joyful Noise ... CD
Strata/180 Proof, 1974. New Copy .... $12.99
Amazing lost sounds from Detroit – a previously unissued album from pianist Kenny Cox – best known for his late 60s albums on Blue Note, but working here in a really righteous style, and using a fair bit of Fender Rhodes as well! The album's a lost gem from the Strata label – ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Lol Coxhill & Michel DonedaSitting On Your Stairs ... CD
Emanem (UK), 2013. New Copy .... $16.99
Sublime soprano sax duets from the team of Lol Coxhill and Michel Doneda – both playing at a level that's almost more about sound overall than just notes and music – that great ear for textures and shapes that have made us love Coxhill's work since the 70s! The tracks are mostly long, ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Floyd CramerFloyd Cramer Plays MacArthur Park/Here's What's Happening ... CD
RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1967/1969. New Copy .... $16.99
Two overlooked late 60s gems from Floyd Cramer – both of which show the piano genius reaching out for some new sounds in his style! MacArthur Park has Floyd taking on a hip host of tunes from the late 60s – cool rock and pop numbers that are really transformed strongly in the RCA ... (Now Sound) read more CD

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Cravo E CanelaPreco De Cada Um (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Disques Dessinee (Japan), 1977. New Copy .... $24.99
'A great little Brazilian group from the 70s – one who continues the harmony styles of Sergio Mendes in the 60s, but takes the music into some groovy new directions! The sounds here are more samba than bossa – with guitar and percussion dancing nicely together in the rhythms as group ... (Brazil) read more CD

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Hank CrawfordI Hear A Symphony (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Kudu/King (Japan), 1975. New Copy .... $13.99
Not really a symphony, but a great album that features the soulful alto sax of Hank Crawford blowing over some rich larger backings from David Matthews – all with a sweetly funky Kudu sound! The style's a bit more polished than some of the other Kudu sessions of the time – almost a bit ... (Jazz) read more CD
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Hank CrawfordMr Blues ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1967. New Copy .... $13.99
A sweet soulful stepper from the mighty Hank Crawford – a set that's got a bit of the bluesy lines promised by the title, but which also has some snappier soul jazz modes played by a larger ensemble! Hank plays a bit of piano, in addition to his trademark alto sax – and the set's got a ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Hank CrawfordMr Blues Plays Lady Soul ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1969. New Copy .... $14.99
A great meeting of two key sides of Atlantic Records in the 60s – a set that has altoist Hank Crawford blowing jazz solos over a set of tracks dedicated to Aretha Franklin! Most numbers are Franklin vocal classics, served up here in some sweet instrumental readings with arrangements by Arif ... (Jazz) read more CD
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Hank CrawfordTrue Blue ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1964. New Copy .... $13.99
A cool cooker from altoist Hank Crawford – cut in a tightly-grooving ensemble mode that really reflects his roots with Ray Charles! The tunes are mostly short, but have a great sense of personality – a vibrant approach that comes not just from Hank's lead solos, but also from the group ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Randy CrawfordEverything Must Change/Miss Randy Crawford ... CD
Warner/Edsel (UK), 1976/1977. New Copy 2 CDs .... $18.99
Two early gems from Randy Crawford – back to back in a single set! Everything Must Change is the sublime first album from Randy Crawford – a set that's got a very strong jazzy vibe throughout – and which really shows the great place from which Randy started! There's a careful ... (Soul) read more CD

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Randy CrawfordNightline/Abstract Emotions (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Warner/Edsel (UK), 1983/1986. New Copy 2 CDs .... Just Sold Out!
Two 80s gems from Randy Crawford – with bonus tracks too! Niteline is a great crossover moment for Randy Crawford – a set that's filled with catchy little numbers that really helped to break her big to a larger audience, yet still with all the jazzy class of her earlier records too! ... (Soul) read more CD

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Randy CrawfordRaw Silk/Now We May Begin ... CD
Warner/Edsel (UK), 1979/1980. New Copy 2 CDs .... $18.99
Two early classics from the great Randy Crawford! Raw Silk is a really wonderful little album from Randy – a lot jazzier than previous work, and done in a style that has Randy's vocals backed by small electric combo work on most cuts! Players on the set are a great batch of top-shelf fusion ... (Soul) read more CD

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Randy CrawfordRich & Poor/Through The Eyes Of Love (with bonus track) ... CD
Warner/Edsel (UK), 1989/1992. New Copy 2 CDs .... $18.99
Randy Crawford at the cusp of the 90s – served up here on two very big albums from the CD generation! On Rich & Poor, Randy Crawford's really pushing her range nicely – still very much in the jazzy soul mode that brought her big notice right from the start, but also working towards ... (Soul) read more CD

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Randy CrawfordSecret Combination/Windsong (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Warner/Edsel (UK), 1981/1982. New Copy 2CD .... $18.99
A Randy Crawford double-header – with bonus tracks too! First up is the album Secret Combination, rich, proud work from Randy Crawford – sung with the mature mix of jazz and soul that made her one of the more sophisticated mainstream singers of her generation! The album's heavy on ... (Soul) read more CD

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CressidaVertigo Years Anthology – 1969 to 1971 (Cressida/Asylum/bonus tracks) ... CD
Vertigo/Esoteric (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2CD .... $18.99
A great 2CD package – featuring both Vertigo Records albums from Cressida – back to back in a single set, with bonus tracks too! While decidedly more rock-oriented than some of their progressive contemporaries in the UK jazz rock scene, Cressida still had a great approach to rock that ... (Rock) read more CD

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New Sonny CrissJazz In Paris – Mr Blues Pour Flirter ... CD
Universal (France), 1963. New Copy .... $9.99 11.99
Some of the rarest work ever by Sonny Criss – and a key link between his LA bop sides of the mid 50s, and his Prestige comeback sides of the late 60s! The CD features tracks from a rare album that Criss cut in Paris during the early 60s, while he was living in the city and working with the ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Alison CrockettMommy What's A Depression? ... CD
Crockett Gallery, 2013. New Copy .... $9.99 12.99
Maybe the strongest, boldest album we've ever heard from Alison Crockett so far – a record that has the singer bursting forth with a sense of power that really blows away her previous albums! The album's a great reminder of Crockett's place in the soul underground over the past decade or so ... (Neo Soul) read more CD

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CromagnonCave Rock ... CD
ESP, 1969. New Copy .... $10.99 15.99
Crazy psyche era wierdness from Cromagnon – the band name and album title may reference prehistory, but this stuff is actually way ahead of it's time – if we didn't see the date on this thing, we'd have sworn it to be from the art damaged post punk early 80s! The group is credited to ... (Rock) read more CD

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CrusadersPass The Plate ... CD
Chisa/Verve, 1971. New Copy .... $10.99 11.98
Great work from one of the funkiest periods in the career of the Jazz Crusaders – that point when they first dropped the "jazz" from their name, and started moving into groovier territory! The set's a bit electric, but never as much so as their later, bigger hits – just ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Bettye CrutcherLong As You Love Me (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Enterprise/Stax (UK), 1974. New Copy .... $15.99
An overlooked gem on Stax Records – one of the only records ever cut by Bettye Crutcher – also a songwriter with the label, but a hell of a singer on her own! Bettye's got a style here that's very unique – still in a Stax mode, but a bit more sophisticated too – with a ... (Soul) read more CD

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New CS CrewFunky Pack ... CD
Cultures Of Soul, 1976. New Copy .... $14.99
A massive set from Nigeria's CS Crew – and a set that definitely lives up to its title! The bass is super-heavy on these grooves – way more so than on other Afro Funk records of the time, and in ways that easily match, if not beat, the early best by Fatback Band and Kool & The Gang ... (Global Grooves) read more CD
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Joe CubaComin' At You ... CD
Seeco, Early 60s. New Copy .... $12.99
The young Joe Cuba's coming on plenty strong here – working with a stripped-down sextet that was his answer to the larger, stuffier Latin groups of the previous generation! Cuba's combo has plenty of fire right from the start – and a sublime mix of jazz and percussion that's a key link ... (Latin) read more CD

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Joe Cuba SextetBeginning Rituals ... CD
Seeco/Pimienta, Early 60s. New Copy .... $13.99
A nice little collection of early work by the Joe Cuba Sextet – recorded before Joe's Latin Soul years, when he was recording for the Seeco label, and turning out some of the best small combo Latin of his time! Joe's approach was a lot more percussive than many of his contemporaries – ... (Latin) read more CD

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New Ted CursonQuicksand ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1976. New Copy .... $13.99
A really rare album from trumpeter Ted Curson – a unique 70s session recorded for Atlantic Records, but only ever issued overseas at the time! The date has Ted's trumpet coming into play with some of the electric touches of the 70s – not a full-on fusion record, but a really great ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Sonny CurtisBeatle Hits Flamenco Guitar Style ... CD
Imperial/El (UK), 1964. New Copy .... $6.99
The title's not lying – because the set's definitely a batch of Beatle hits, done flamenco style – all served up by guitarist Sonny Curtis, best known for his earliest work with Buddy Holly & The Crickets! Here, Sonny sounds a heck of a lot different than before – playing ... (Now Sound) read more CD
 
 



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