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Herb Geller with Mark MurphyRhyme & Reason (Atlantic pressing) ... LP
Atlantic, 1975. Very Good ... $11.99
One of the most amazing albums ever cut by reedman Herb Geller – a really unique overseas session from the 70s, and quite different than his initial recordings of the 50s! Herb's working here in a cool mix of electric and acoustic modes, with a vibe that's very much in the best funky MPS style – and the set also features some excellent vocals from Mark Murphy, who sings in this spacey, stretched-out way that's some of his hippest work on record – very much at the best level of his early 70s recordings for Muse! Tracks are quite long, and very hip – with long instrumental passages which are then augmented wonderfully by the vocals. Herb himself plays tenor, alto, soprano sax, and a number of flutes – and other players include Rob Franken on Fender Rhodes and Arp, Philip Catherine on guitar, Wolfgang Schluter on vibes, Palle Mikkelborg on trumpet, and Gottfried Bottger on moog and organ! Titles include the wonderfully spacey "Space A La Mode", a nice slow electric builder – and the classic "Power Of A Smile" – plus "Sudden Senility" and "Rhyme & Reason Time" – the last of which features vocals by Earl Jordan, not Murphy. (Jazz, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo sticker, light wear, a center split on the top seam, and some notes on back.)

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✨✧ Ray CharlesRay Charles – Rock & Roll (Atlantic 8006) ... LP
Atlantic, Mid 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic album that features some of Ray's best vocal sides recorded for Atlantic – mostly hard and heavy numbers, issued here as one of the full LPs in Atlantic's late 50s "rock and roll" series. Titles include "Sinner's Prayer", "Mess Around", "Greenbacks", "I Got A Woman", "A Fool For You", "Losing Hand", "Ain't That Love", and "Don't You Know". (Soul, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing. Cover has some aging.)
 
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Mae BarnesFun With Mae Barnes (10 Inch LP) ... LP
Atlantic, Early 50s. Very Good+ ... $68.99
An obscure early vocal jazz session on Atlantic Records – with backing by Garland Wilson & The Three Flames! LP, Vinyl record album
(A very nice copy.)

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✨✧ Oscar Brown Jr.Movin' On ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. Very Good- ... $2.99
A sweet bit of funky jazz vocals from Oscar Brown Jr – recorded during his early 70s stay at Atlantic Records, in a style that's very different than his early work! The tracks are all still original numbers by Oscar – penned with that clever bad-rapping approach to the lyrics that always earned him a huge audience in the cognoscenti. The feel is a bit more electric than before, with Richard Tee on electric piano, Cornell Dupree on guitar, and percussion by Ralph MacDonald. A few cuts have female backing vocals, and titles include "Gang Bang", "Feel the Fire", "Dime Away from a Hot Dog", and "Young Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, waviness due to moisture, and some stickers on the back.)

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Ray CharlesWhat'd I Say ... LP
Atlantic, 1959. Very Good- ... $9.99
A pivotal album for Ray – one that features the sweet electric piano jammer "What'd I Say" – offered up here in 2 parts, and a track that would become the prototype for so many funk songs in years to come! The Raelettes back Ray up on most tracks – and other tracks include "Rockhouse (parts 1 & 2)", "Roll With My Baby", "You Be My Baby", "Jumpin In The Mornin", and "What Kind Of Man Are You". (Soul, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing. Cover has some wear & aging.)

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Al HibblerAfter The Lights Go Down Low ... LP
Atlantic, 1950/1951/1956. Very Good ... $6.99
One of the greatest albums ever from the mighty Al Hibbler – a record that's filled with subtle power and deeper soul – and which really has Al working at the height of his vocal talents! Although Hibbler recorded often before this in the 50s, this session seems to have a specially magic feel – the kind of album in which all elements gel together perfectly – almost to Al's career what Two Steps From The Blues was to Bobby Bland. And like that other classic, there's a mix here of jazz and blues that's really unique – instantly timeless, and still quite powerful today. Titles include "Tell Me", "Travelin Light", "Dedicated To You", "You Will Be Mine", "Song Of The Wanderer", "If I Knew You Were There", and "The Blues Came Falling Down". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Long Playing Unbreakable logo label pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Rahsaan Roland Kirk & Al HibblerMeeting Of The Times ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Roland makes a nod towards tradition – as he seemed to be doing often in the later years of his life – and he welcomes the great Al Hibbler into the studio for a true "meeting of the times". Hibbler's one of our favorite vocalists from the early 50s, but mixing him with Kirk is a strange approach. Oddly, though, the set works – thanks mostly to Hibbler's insistence on keeping things straight. Titles include "Something About Believing", "Daybreak", and "Carney & Begarnd Place". Plus, the album also features one track – "Dream" – which has Leon Thomas on vocals instead of Hibbler. (Jazz, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album

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Patty McGovernWednesday's Child ... LP
Atlantic, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $49.99
One of the most obscure 50s vocal sessions on Atlantic Records – a sophisticated set of material set to beautifully shaded arrangements from Thomas Talbert! Patty McGovern's vocals are somewhat fragile and soft – but in a really nice way that mixes beautifully with Talbert's slightly modern backdrops – music that uses light woodwinds and a nice dose of jazz to create a moody, almost sad-tinged sound. The quality's quite different than many other 50s vocal dates – and it really makes us wish we'd heard more from the team of McGovern and Talbert. Titles include originals "Wednesday's Child", "I Like Snow", "Love Isn't Everything", and "Winter Song" – plus "Get Out Of Town", "Alone Together", "All In Fun", and "Hooray For Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 90s Japanese pressing, with insert.)

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Bobby ShortSing Me A Swing Song ... LP
Atlantic, Early 60s. Very Good ... $7.99
A nice one from Bobby Short – who's still pretty groovy at this point, and works with some compelling backings from Phil Moore! LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing. Label has a sticker.)

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Janis SiegelExperience In White ... LP
Atlantic, 1982. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp and tracklist sticker.)

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Janis SiegelJanis Siegel At Home ... LP
Atlantic, 1987. Near Mint- ... $1.99
A surprisingly great solo set from Janis Siegel – one that takes her away from The Manhattan Transfer, and helps her find a groove that's got some great soul overtones at times! Of course, it helps that the record begins with a vocal cover of Marvin Gaye's "Trouble Man" – quite a surprising choice, but one that really helps mark the album as something different – a spirit that Janis follows well through a selection of tunes that include "From Vienna With Love", "Night Trane", "The Million Dollar Secret", "Small Day Tomorrow", and "Bob White". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Oscar Brown JrBrother Where Are You ... LP
Atlantic, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sweet 70s funk from the great Oscar Brown – quite a change from his jazz-based work of the 60s, but a great new sitting for all of his wonderful wit and warmth! Brown's still a hell of a songwriter, and one with a very socially-conscious eye – sharper here than before, with lots of comments on the changes in society in the 70s, mixed with a few more heartfelt, personal moments too. There's still a bit of jazz in the mix – thanks to work from Seldon Powell on reeds, and Joe Sample on keyboards – and arrangements are by old friends Floyd Morris, the underground Chicago soul genius – and Sivuca, best known for his Brazilian music, but a great choice here to expand the groove. Brown wrote all the tunes on the record – and titles include "From My Window", "Like A Flower", "Brother Where Are YOu", ""The Lone Ranger", "If You Come Back", and "The Joneses". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some pen on back.)

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✨✧ Ray CharlesGreatest Ray Charles ... LP
Atlantic, 1950s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The title says it all – as the set features 9 of Ray's greatest cuts for Atlantic, a mixture of early soul and harder R&B numbers, wrapped up in a very classic cover! Titles include "Heartbreaker", "Tell Me How Do You Feel", "What'd I Say", "Talkin Bout You", "You Be My Baby", "I'm Movin On", "Leave My Woman Alone", and "Tell The Truth". (Soul, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(Red and green Rockefeller label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Ella FitzgeraldElla Loves Cole ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Ella's revisiting the Cole Porter songbook–this time with arrangements from Nelson Riddle! Once again produced by Norman Granz, the orchestra features Harry Edison on trumpet, Victor Feldman on vibes, and Tommy Flanagan on piano, and includes wonderful versions of "I Get A Kick Out Of You", "Silk Stockings", "I've Got You Under My Skin", "Love For Sale", "Anything Goes", and "At Long Last Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label pressing. Cover has ring & edge wear, with some aging and a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Mabel MercerSongs By Mabel Mercer Vol 1 (10 inch LP) ... LP
Atlantic, Early 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great early work from Mabel Mercer – from a time when she was the toast of the uptown club set! Features backing by Sam Hamilton on piano. LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing.)

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✨✧ Esther PhillipsConfessin' The Blues ... LP
Atlantic, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A 70s album, issued at a time when Esther Phillips was really riding high with her records on the Kudo label – but a set that brings together unissued sides recorded for Atlantic in the 60s! The style is a great mix of rootsy soul and hipper jazz – arranged by Onzy Matthews on side one, with a care and quality that almost rivals Capitol jazz vocal sessions of the time – and performed live at Freddie Jett's Piper Club on side two – in the same mode as her classic Burnin album from the time locale! Philips is wonderful in both settings – with that distinct approach that's unlike any other singer we know – quite versatile, and at a critical point between her R&B work of the 50s, and her smoother Kudu jazz of the 70s. Titles include include "Cherry Red", "In The Evenin", "I Wonder", "Romance In The Dark", "I Love Paris", and "I'm Gettin' Long Alright". (Soul, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Jimmy ScottSource ... LP
Atlantic, 1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A unique moment from the legendary Jimmy Scott – a one-off album cut for Atlantic Records – recorded after his initial 50s fame, and decades before he'd finally get his due, much later in his life! The album's got a style that's a bit more mature than Scott's initial sides – a bit more grown up in approach, even though Jimmy's still got that really unique light tone to his vocals – and arranged by Arif Mardin and William Fischer in a hip blend of jazz and strings – with a slow-moving vibe that's completely mesmerizing. The core instrumentation is by a group that includes Junior Mance on piano, Billy Butler on guitar, and Ron Carter on bass – and titles include "Our Day Will Come", "I Wish I Knew", "This Love Of Mine", and a very moody version of "Exodus". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label Broadway pressing. Label has some fading.)
 
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Aretha FranklinLaughing On The Outside ... LP
Columbia, 1963. Very Good ... $9.99
Hey, we love this record! It's jazzy, and not at all like Aretha's soul sides for Atlantic – but Aretha's vocals sound wonderful on the record, in a completely different way than on later albums. Arrangements are by Robert Mersey, and they've got a feel that's similar to some of the classic Ray Charles large group recordings for ABC – with slightly churchy backings behind the lead vocals, which are right out front in the set, and almost warmer than on other albums. Aretha sings mellow versions of standards like "Skylark", "For All We Know", "Until The Real Thing Comes Along", and "Where Are You?" – plus the obscure "Mr Ugly". (Soul, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing.)

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LuluMelody Fair ... LP
Atco, 1970. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Lulu takes a trip down to Criteria Studios in Miami – working at Atlantic Record's new heart of southern soul for the 70s – but coming up with styles that are a fair bit like her previous outing at Muscle Shoals! As on that one, production is by Jerry Wexler, Tom Dowd, and Arif Mardin – and the overall sound's expanded a bit more here – to include rhythm by The Dixie Flyers, vocals from The Sweet Inspirations, and some added horns from The Memphis Horns – all of whom help continue the maturing trend of Lulu's Atlantic years – a new move into soulful styles that's totally great! Titles include "Good Day Sunshine", "Vine Street", "Saved", "Hum A Song", "To The Other Woman", and "Melody Fair". LP, Vinyl record album

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Gloria LynneVery Gentle Sound ... LP
Mercury, Late 60s. Very Good ... $1.99
Excellent work from Gloria Lynne – and a record that has her reinventing her sound beautifully at the end of the 60s! Production on the set is by Jerry Butler and Jerry Peters, and Peters also handles the arrangements in a really great style – one that brings in a gentle groove on the bottom, and creates a sly funky undercurrent on a number of tunes. Gloria herself is singing in a style that's even deeper than before – one that's clearly picking up from the changes at Atlantic and Stax, and which allows her own excellent vocals to find a whole new audience at the time. Titles include the excellent original "Kickin Life", plus "A Very Gentle Sound", "The Reason Why", "More Love", "Just Let Me Be Me", "I Got Your Love", and "The Summer Knows". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Esther PhillipsBlack-Eyed Blues ... LP
Kudu, 1973. Very Good ... $2.99
One of Esther's strong winners for Kudu – a record that takes her soulful style of earlier years, and wraps it around some sly 70s funky arrangements! Ex-James Brown hornman Pee Wee Ellis arranged the album, and gave Esther a nice little dose of funk that really helped her groove – getting out of the sad bag of her Atlantic recordings, and sounding hipper than anyone would have expected! The record features the great slow funk groover "Black Eyed Blues" – and other tracks include "I've Only Known A Stranger", "You Could Have Had Me, Baby", and "Too Many Roads". (Soul, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear with a center split top & bottom seam.)
Also available Black-Eyed Blues ... CD 13.99

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Dusty SpringfieldDusty In Memphis (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Atco/Rhino, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.98
A landmark album for Dusty Springfield – one in which she more than proves her soul music talents, by taking a trip to Memphis, and recording in a sweet Atlantic soul mode! The album's handled by stellar talents all the way through – arrangements by Tom Dowd and Arif Mardin, production by those two and Jerry Wexler, backing vocals by The Sweet Inspirations, and studio work from the likes of Tommy Cogbill, Bobby Wood, Bobby Emmons, and other talents that were huge on the Memphis scene at the time. Titles include Dusty's famous reading of "Son Of A Preacher Man", plus "The Windmills Of Your Mind", "So Much Love", "Just A Little Lovin", "In The Land Of Make Believe", and "No Easy Way Down". LP, Vinyl record album
(50th Anniversary pressing on 180 gram vinyl.)

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VariousMarylebone Beat Girls 1964 to 1967 – Superior 60s She-Pop ... LP
Ace (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $22.99
The heavier sound of UK girl pop in the 60s – not the sunnier, more string-laden sounds that were crossing the Atlantic at the time – but female singers who gravitated towards a deeper, fuzzier side of the spectrum – and were often years ahead of their time with their approach! The collection really does a great job of bringing together lost singles from this wonderful era – and although there's definitely a few names here we'd heard before, there's lots more that are a really great new discovery – especially on some of these tracks, which might be a bit harder-hitting than their more familiar material. If you dig more familiar 60s Brit pop, don't worry – there's still plenty of catchy hooks and soulful grooves going on here – but there's also a sharper edge that you'll really appreciate too. Titles include "Dancing Yet" by Liza & The Jet Set, "Music Talk" by Beryl Marsden, "Like The Big Man Said" by Toni Daly, "I Want That Boy" by The Chantelles, "The Boy I Used To Know" by Andee Silver, "Mama Didn't Lie" by Jean & The Statesides, "He Doesn't Want You" by The Three Bells, "Whatcha Gonna Do" by Billie Davis & The Leroys, "Stop & You Will Become Aware" by Helen Shapiro, "Love Is A Word" by Alma Cogan, "Don't Do It No More" by Julie Driscoll, and "Sweet & Tender Romance" by The McKinleys. (Rock, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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