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Buddy Guy, Junior Mance, & Junior WellsBuddy & The Juniors ... LP
Blue Thumb, 1969. Very Good+ ... $34.99
A strangely rootsy set from Buddy and Junior Wells, with the surprise addition of Junior Mance on piano – all recorded with a "live in studio" feel that's even sparer than some of the pair's other studio work! The tracks are done in very much the down-home electric mode that was still burning in the southside clubs of Chicago a few years before – and although the set was clearly recorded for the college crowd, it's a lot freer from hoke than you might expect! Titles include "Five Long Years", "Riffin", "Talkin Bout Women Obviously", and "Ain't No Need". (Blues, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear & a cutout hole.)

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Hugh MasekelaIntroducing Hedzoleh Soundz ... LP
Blue Thumb, 1975. Very Good Gatefold ... $14.99
Like Hugh Masekela's other records on Blue Thumb, this is a totally great bit of Afro funk, with a good hard groove filled with tight jazz playing, and some nice choppy rhythm that feels like it belongs on a Fela record. Great stuff played by his tight little Hedzoleh Soundz group, with the cuts "Kaa Ye Oya", "Patience", "When", "Adade", and "Languta". (Global Grooves, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album

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Phil UpchurchLovin' Feeling ... LP
Blue Thumb, 1973. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $11.99
One of Phil Upchurch's best records – and one that's a no-nonsense batch of funky instrumentals that feature some really great guitar! Phil's dropped the Hendrix fuzz of some of his Cadet sides of the late 60s – and instead, he's working in a stretched-out chromatic mode that has bits of Wes Montgomery and George Benson – but which also has some of the more soulful undercurrents of the great O'Donel Levy! The album's nicely laidback, and never too slick or smooth – and other players include Tennyson Stephens on Fender Rhodes, Lucy Scott on bass, Steve Cobb on drums, and Derf Reklaw on percussion. Titles include "Another Funky Tune", "I Still Love You", "Washing Machine", "Sitar Soul", and "Keep On Tripping". LP, Vinyl record album

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Booker White, Piano Red, Sleepy John Estes, etcMemphis Swamp Jam ... LP
Blue Thumb, 1969. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
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
(Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ Buddy Guy, Junior Mance, & Junior WellsBuddy & The Juniors (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Thumb/Elemental (Spain), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A strangely rootsy set from Buddy and Junior Wells, with the surprise addition of Junior Mance on piano – all recorded with a "live in studio" feel that's even sparer than some of the pair's other studio work! The tracks are done in very much the down-home electric mode that was still burning in the southside clubs of Chicago a few years before – and although the set was clearly recorded for the college crowd, it's a lot freer from hoke than you might expect! Titles include "Five Long Years", "Riffin", "Talkin Bout Women Obviously", and "Ain't No Need". (Blues, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)
Also available Buddy & The Juniors ... LP 34.99

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✨✧ Last PoetsChastisment ... LP
Blue Thumb, 1972. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of their greatest, and one of the early ones with Jalal – who gave the group a much more lyrical sound, with more of an emphasis on song construction and music, instead of just vocalizing ideas. Includes the great "Birds Word", an early jazz-rap cut that's a precursor to Gang Starr's "Jazz Thing", plus "Before the White Man Came", "Black Soldier", "Hands Off", and "Jazzoetry". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has heavy edge wear, seam splitting, and some light stains.)

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✨✧ Pointer SistersPointer Sisters ... LP
Blue Thumb, 1973. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Their first album, and the one that's got their big version of Allen Toussaint's "Yes We Can Can" – which starts with a nice break, too! Other tracks include "Sugar", "Pains & Tears", "Jasa", "River Boulevard", and "Cloudburst". The album's a lot stronger than later work – done with a kind of nostalgic soul approach, one that was very much in the Blue Thumb style of hipness of the early 70s, and less silly than the group's later straight pop style. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ RampCome Into Knowledge (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Thumb, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the greatest albums of all time – a masterpiece of moody soul, spacey vocals, and jazzy vibes – all produced by the legendary Roy Ayers! Ramp take their name from the anagram Roy Ayers Musical Productions – and in a way, the group's the summation of all the genius that Roy had been cooking up on his own albums of the 70s – served up at an even higher level than before! The group boasts a unique two-female vocal style – sung together in a mode that had been used on Roy's own albums, but never this fully – all supported by some complex jazzy instrumentation, very heavy on the vibes and keyboards! Nearly every cut is fantastic – and the album has a strange off-kilter vibe that's totally amazing, and which has captivated soul fans for years – a blend of mellow and upbeat, complicated and straightforward that's totally great. Titles include the massive cut "Daylight", sampled famously over the years, plus "American Promise", "Come Into Knowledge", "I Just Love You", and the band's great cover of "Everybody Loves the Sunshine", done in a way that's strangely both similar and different than Roy's own version! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Sam LaySam Lay In Bluesland ... LP
Blue Thumb, Early 70s. Used ... Out Of Stock
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Last Poets With Bernard PurdieDelights Of The Garden ... LP
Douglas, 1977. Very Good ... $14.99
Probably the funkiest record the Last Poets ever cut – with lots of heavy bass and drums, and a harder soul groove than on some of their other records. The lyrics take off from the style of the Blue Thumb records, and the drumming of Bernard Purdie provides a good foil for the group's jazzy rhymes – jumping around a lot to keep up with their changes and grooves. The overall politics probably aren't nearly as heavy or angry as the early day, but the record does have some nice moments. Titles include "Blessed Are Those Who Struggle", "It's a Trip", "The Pill", and "Beyonder", which takes up all of side two! LP, Vinyl record album
(Missing the insert. Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ James VincentSpace Traveler ... LP
Caribou, 1976. Used ... Out Of Stock
Warmly stepping grooves from James Vincent – an under-acknowledged genius of the 70s crossover scene! Vincent works here in a title that's smooth and compressed – a bit like more popular AOR work of the time, but with some surprising soulful touches too – especially in the rhythms, which are extra-nice, given that drums are by Harvey Mason and Clyde Stubblefield! Instrumentation often has a warm 70s California glow – keyboards and guitar all wrapped up nicely together, with vocals folded in nicely – kind of a late 70s extension of the wonderful style of Nick DeCaro's album on Blue Thumb. There's a few great grooves in the mix, and titles include "Moonday", "Firefly", "Drifting Into Love", "Mankind", "Song For Jayme", and "Stepping Up". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)
 
 
 



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