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Hugh MasekelaIntroducing Hedzoleh Soundz ... LP
Blue Thumb, 1975. Very Good- Gatefold ... $16.99
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
(Cover has light wear.)

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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

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Booker White, Piano Red, Sleepy John Estes, etcMemphis Swamp Jam ... LP
Blue Thumb, 1969. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99
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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✨✧ Paul HumphreyAmerica, Wake Up ... LP
Blue Thumb, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 some aging.)

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✨✧ Hugh MasekelaI Am Not Afraid ... LP
Blue Thumb/Chisa, 1974. Used ... 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 wear & splitting.)

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✨✧ Ike & Tina TurnerOutta Season ... LP
Blue Thumb, Early 70s. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
One of the last albums that Ike & Tina cut together – a great set that's hard, raw, and soulful, with a good rootsy feel that makes them stand out against Ike & Tina's other albums from the time! 13 tracks in all, including "I've Been Loving You Too Long", "Mean Old World", "3 O'Clock In The Morning Blues", "Five Long Years", "Dust My Broom", "I Am A Motherless Child", "Crazy 'Bout You Baby", "Reconsider Baby", "Honest I Do", "Please Love Me", "My Babe" and "Rock Me Babe". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Buddy Guy, Junior Mance, & Junior WellsBuddy & The Juniors (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Thumb/Elemental (Spain), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... 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!)

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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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Arthur AdamsIt's Private Tonight ... LP
Blue Thumb, 1972. Very Good- Gatefold ... $24.99
Excellent album of mellow guitar, backed by a smooth funky Blue Thumb type of group, and fronted by Arthur's nice vocals. This is probably his best album, and it's a nice bit of moody West Coast funk in a similar vein to some of the stuff coming out on Fantasy at the time. Tracks include "I'm Going Home", "I Gotta Help My People", "Happiness", and "Get On The Ground". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear & a cutout hole.)
 
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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. Cover has some wear, with peeling splitting and stains.)
 
 
 



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