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✨✧ CrusadersBest Of The Crusaders ... LP
Blue Thumb/ABC, Early 70s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $3.99
Fantastic funky jazz from the Crusaders! The set includes some of their best cuts from their years at Blue Thumb – when they were slicking things up a bit, but still staying pretty true to their soul jazz roots. There's a lot of nice electric funky numbers, and more than a few hip hop samples on here! Titles include "Stomp & Buck Dance", "Greasy Spoon", "Scratch", "Soul Caravan", "Keep That Same Old Feeling", "Chain Reaction", "Hard Times", and "So Far Away". (Jazz, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(MCA pressing in a non-gatefold cover.)

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Paul HumphreySupermellow ... LP
Blue Thumb, 1972. Very Good+ ... $24.99
Not Supermellow, but super dope – one of the grooviest albums ever from drummer Paul Humphrey, and a sweet batch of laidback electric funky jazz cuts! Paul's working here with a bit more keyboards and guitar than before – all nicely compressed into the grooves that are directed by his tight work on drums – often stepping around in a really badass mode that we totally love, and which moves past a simple approach to funky rhythms. Humphrey clearly knows that he's got to complicate things a bit more than usual to keep the ears of the increasingly sophisticated 70s listener – by going for hipper changes and timings, while still keeping the tight core funky groove intact. He's helped strongly in his efforts here by players who include Joe Sample, Wilton Felder, and Arthur Adams – all playing in a more laidback, less studio mode than on other sets – and even the arranger Nick Decaro manages to play some groovy accordion on a few tracks! Titles include "Boo A Cha", "Macho", "Do The Buzzard", "Hot Ice Cream", and "Got It Together". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and some surface wear.)

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Ben SidranPuttin' In Time On Planet Earth ... LP
Blue Thumb, 1973. Very Good Gatefold ... $7.99
A mad bit of funk and jazz from Ben Sidran – much more tripped-out than his later work! Ben's got a great bunch of musicians on the album – with either Tony Williams or "funky drummer" Clyde Stubblefield on drums, and Phil Upchurch on bass, laying down a nice dark groove on the best cuts – often with an offbeat funky sound that's made the record a favorite for crate-diggers for years. Ben's on piano, grooving in a number of different hipster modes – from LA sleezy to New Orleans soulful – and his vocals, as always, are compelling and catchy. The set includes the nice long groover "Now I Live (And Now My Life Is Done)", a monster track with a great slow groove that's been sampled a number of times over the years – and other cuts include "Full Compass", "Play The Piano", and "Think Twice". (Vocalists, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Phil UpchurchDarkness, Darkness ... LP
Blue Thumb, 1972. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
Plenty of darkness here from Phil Upchurch – those great tones and notes he worked so well back in the 70s – all with that near-perfect quality that made him one of the most in-demand players of his day! The style here is a bit different than some of Phil's previous work in Chicago – as the set was recorded on the west coast with support from players who include Joe Sample on piano, Arthur Adams on rhythm guitar, Chuck Rainey on bass, and Harvey Mason on drums. But that shift of locale hasn't dampened Phil's sound at all – and he's still getting a bit of hometown help from Donny Hathaway, who arranged a few tracks and also plays a bit of electric piano on the record. Other arrangements are by Nick DeCaro, and titles include "Love & Peace", "Darkness, Darkness", "Cold Sweat", "Fire And Rain", "Please Send Me Someone To Love" and "Inner City Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Hugh MasekelaI Am Not Afraid ... LP
Blue Thumb/Chisa, 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent little record from Hugh Masekela – cut right during that perfect time when he was mixing soul, funk, and just the right amount of jazz to keep things real! The record features some nice electric piano from Joe Sample, and the best cuts have a choppy funky groove. Some cuts have vocals, but the best moments are instrumental – like the riffs on "Jungle Jim", "Night In Tunisia", and "In The Marketplace". (Global Grooves, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some edge wear.)

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✨✧ Booker White, Piano Red, Sleepy John Estes, etcMemphis Swamp Jam ... LP
Blue Thumb, 1969. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A loose, laidback set that really lives up to the Swamp Jam title – with separate performances by Booker White, Piano Red, Nathan Beauregard, Sleepy John Estes, Fred McDowell & Johnny Woods, Napoleon Strickland, Furry Lewis, and RL Watson & Josiah Jones – each of whom get a few tracks apiece! (Blues, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy original pressing, with inner sleeves! Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Ben SidranI Lead A Life ... LP
Blue Thumb, 1972. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Wonderful early work from Ben Sidran! The album's got a hip jazzy vocal style – similar to some of the best late 60s work by Bob Dorough or Dave Frishberg, but also with New Orleans touches – as in the work of Mose Allison or Dr John! Sidran brings in a smoother, groovier feel than those artists, though – and really helps out his vocals with some great work on electric piano too! The instrumentation's got a tripped-out California feel – often quite open-ended, and really rumbling around for different influences from jazz, funk, and soul – almost like some of Shuggie Otis' best work of the time, or like some of Ben's contemporaries on the Blue Thumb label. Titles include the great instrumental "Lust" – plus "Eliyahu", "When A Woman Says She's Ready", "Talking About Money", "I Lead A Life", "Slippery Hip", and "Chances Are". (Vocalists, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)
 
 
 



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