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Paul HumphreyAmerica, Wake Up ... LP
Blue Thumb, 1973. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A great album of funky instrumentals from legendary drummer Paul Humphrey – a set that's got a wonderfully quirky feel, and rhythms that change up the groove a lot more than usual! Paul's not content to stick in a simple backbeat mode here – and he really opens up in his approach to the kit on the set – bringing in lots of freer jazzy inflections yet still keeping the tracks short, focused, and nicely to the point. A key example of this groove is the legendary cut "Uncle Willie's Dream" – a quirky little number that dances around tremendously, and which was sampled by Tribe Called Quest for their second album! Instrumentation is mostly in a small combo mode, and players include Phil Upchurch on bass, Joe Sample on keyboards, Charles Owens on reeds, and Arthur Adams on guitar. Titles include "America Wake Up", "Uncle Willie's Dream", "I'd Walk A Mile For A Smile", "Chin Music", "Cochise", "What's That Noise, PK?", "Butterball", and "That's Deep". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and a small cutout hole.)

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Pointer SistersPointer Sisters ... LP
Blue Thumb, 1973. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $4.99
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
(Cover has light wear.)

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Booker White, Piano Red, Sleepy John Estes, etcMemphis Swamp Jam ... LP
Blue Thumb, 1969. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
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 a cutout hole.)
 
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Papa John CreachPapa John Creach ... LP
Grunt, 1971. Very Good Gatefold ... $8.99
One of the grooviest albums ever cut by Papa John Creach – a set that mixes his bluesy roots with some stoner funk and rock elements from the early 70s! Creach is on vocals and violin, and working here with a host of famous luminaries – including Grace Slick, Carlos Santana, Paul Kantner, and Jerry Garcia – each of whom definitely leave their mark on the record! Yet despite all these famous names, the record's got a pretty unified feel – and the best cuts have a nicely messed-up funk sound that we really like a lot – kind of in a Blue Thumb sort of blend, with a mix of rootsy elements and wilder electric ones and plenty of funky rhythms at the bottom. Titles include "Soul Fever", "String Jet Rock", "The Janitor Drives A Cadillac", "Plunk A Little Funk", and "Papa John's Down Home Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Ned DohenySeparate Oceans ... LP
Numero, Mid 70s. New Copy 2 LPs Gatefold ... $23.99 25.98
Really great work from Ned Doheny – an overlooked talent on the LA scene of the 70s – one who had the tightest, smoothest touches of the best of the AOR generation – but a surprising undercurrent of soul as well! Ned's got that unique blend we find in a rare few artists from the time – like Nick DeCaro on his Blue Thumb album, or the self-titled set from Batteaux – a blue-eyed groove that's polished, but surprisingly human too – perfectly balancing all the best studio modes of the period, but in a way that's hardly commercial pop at all! Doheny issued a handful of albums during the 70s – none of which ever got the support they deserved – and he also touched countless other artists with his work. This excellent set brings together work from Ned's albums on Columbia and Elektra, plus some rare demo tracks too – with full notes that finally give Doheny his due, in the best Numero style. Titles include "Get It Up For Love", "On & On", "Fineline", "Each Time You Pray", "Whatcha Gonna Do For Me", "A Love Of Your Own", "The Devil In You", "Standfast", "I Know Sorrow", and "Labor Of Love". (Rock, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album

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Last Poets With Bernard PurdieDelights Of The Garden ... LP
Douglas, 1977. Very Good ... $16.99
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
(Includes the insert. Cover has a cut corner, small rips on the opening, and some wear.)
 
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✨✧ Nina SimoneTo Love Somebody ... LP
RCA, 1969. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Nina's greatest records – recorded with her cool combo that included Weldon Irvine! Weldon's on organ on the set, and he co-wrote the two-part track "Revolution" with Simone, one of the album's strongest numbers! That track is set amidst covers of other hip 60s material, including "Turn Turn Turn", "To Love Somebody", "I Can't See Nobody", and "Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues" – all done with a freely righteous style that has Nina cutting loose at the end of the 60s! (Vocalists, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing.)
 
 
 



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