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Willie The Lion SmithAccent On Piano ... LP
Urania, Late 50s. Very Good ... $11.99
Willie Smithplays piano here – in a small combo with Cecil Scott on tenor and clarinet, Henry Goodwin on trumpet, Sidney Gross on guitar, and George Stephenson on trombone! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing – quite nice overall, save for some light wear on a bottom corner of the cover.)

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Willie 'The Lion' SmithLion Roars ... LP
Dot, 1957. Very Good+ ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split spine and splitting on the top seam.)

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Willie 'The Lion' SmithMusic On My Mind ... LP
Saba, 1966. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $2.99
Not to be confused with the material in the Jazz In Paris series – this is a special recording done by Smith in Germany for MPS! LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy red label MPS pressing – in a glossy gatefold!)
 
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Dollar BrandThis Is Dollar Brand ... LP
Black Lion, 1965. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Early recordings by Dollar Brand – recorded in London in 1965, playing solo on a batch of tunes dedicated to two big influences – Duke Ellington and Randy Weston – and also featuring a number of his own compositions. Titles include "Pye R Squared", "Knights Night", "Mood Indigo", "On The Banks Of Allen Waters", "Little Niles", and "Resolution". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner & light wear.)

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Ted CursonTears For Dolphy ... LP
Black Lion/Arista Freedom, 1964. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Fantastic work from the team of Ted Curson and Bill Barron – a rare French session from 1964, one that captures all the brilliance of their American work from the early 60s! The set features the pair playing in an extremely fragmented mode – no doubt inspired by the recent loss of Eric Dolphy, alluded to in the title of the album, but also possibly because the freedom of the session gave them room to explore a bit more than on previous albums. Includes a great version of Curson's "Quicksand", plus the tracks "Kassim", "East 6th Street", "Tears For Dolphy", "7/4 Funny Time", and "Desolation". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Dexter GordonBoth Sides Of Midnight (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Black Lion/ORG, 1967. Sealed ... $12.99
One of the first great European statements from tenorist Dexter Gordon – a 1967 live recording that really lets Dexter stretch out, and show an even deeper side of his talents than on his 60s albums for Blue Note! The rhythm section here is rock solid – Kenny Drew on piano, Neils Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, and Albert Tootie Heath on drums – a unit that still retains the sharpness of the Blue Note dates, but also has the energy to "go long" as Gordon pushes a few of the numbers on the set well past the ten minute mark. Gordon's solos are wonderfully imaginative and expressive – and titles include "Devilette", "For All We Know", "Doxy", and "Sonnymoon For Two". Material previously issued on LP under the title Montmartre Collection Vol 1. LP, Vinyl record album

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Stephane Grappelli & Barney KesselI Remember Django ... LP
Black Lion, 1969. Sealed ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Johnny GriffinMan I Love (180 Gram 2LP 45 RPM + bonus LP) ... LP
Black Lion/ORG, 1967. Sealed 3LP Gatefold ... $24.99
An astounding live set from Johnny Griffin – recorded at the famous Club Montmartre in Copenhagen, where Griff had practically taken up residence in the late 60s! The record crackles with the kind of free energy of the best Montmartre sessions – long tracks and compelling solos, stretched-out versions of tunes you may recognize, but which are transformed nicely by Griff's great solo work – and by a rhythm section that features Kenny Drew on piano, Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, and Albert Heath on drums! Titles include "The Man I Love", "Blues For Harvey", "Sophisticated Lady", "Hush A Bye", and "Wee". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition #000348.)
Also available Man I Love (180 gram pressing) ... LP 11.99

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Johnny GriffinMan I Love (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Black Lion/ORG, 1967. Near Mint- ... $11.99
An astounding live set from Johnny Griffin – recorded at the famous Club Montmartre in Copenhagen, where Griff had practically taken up residence in the late 60s! The record crackles with the kind of free energy of the best Montmartre sessions – long tracks and compelling solos, stretched-out versions of tunes you may recognize, but which are transformed nicely by Griff's great solo work – and by a rhythm section that features Kenny Drew on piano, Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, and Albert Heath on drums! Titles include "The Man I Love", "Blues For Harvey", "Sophisticated Lady", "Hush A Bye", and "Wee". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Man I Love (180 Gram 2LP 45 RPM + bonus LP) ... LP 24.99

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Illinois JacquetGenius At Work ... LP
Black Lion, 1971. Very Good ... $2.99
A small combo live recording at Ronnie Scotts – with Milt Buckner on Hammond! LP, Vinyl record album

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Sonny Stitt & The GiantsNight Work ... LP
Black Lion, 1967. Very Good+ ... $7.99
An overlooked 60s session – with Stitt on alto, Howard McGhee on trumpet, Walter Bishop Jr on piano, Tommy Potter on bass, and Kenny Clarke on drums. Tracks are longish – and titles include 'Hello", "Matter Horns", and "Night Work". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Johnny GriffinYou Leave Me Breathless ... LP
Black Lion, 1967. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great overseas material – recorded early in Griffin's great run at the Cafe Montmartre – with Kenny Drew on piano, Neils Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, and Albert Heath on drums. Titles include "Wee", "You Leave Me Breathless", "Leave Me Alone Blues", and "Old Folks". LP, Vinyl record album
(German pressing.)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkMan I Love ... LP
Black Lion, 1971. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some splitting on the spine.)

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✨✧ Sun RaPictures Of Infinity ... LP
Black Lion, 1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic Sun Ra set from the late 60s – recorded in New York in 1968, and featuring a lineup that includes Kwami Hadi on trumpet, Marshall Allen and Danny Davis on alto and flute, John Gilmore on tenor and drums, and Pat Patrick on baritone and flute – all classic players who are the height of their most expressive powers here! The sound is quite "out" overall – really jamming in an almost free jazz sort of way at times – showing the growing boldness and confidence of the Arkestra, as they keep ahead of the pack of all the younger artists they've inspired by this point in their career. Titles include "Saturn", "Song of the Sparer", "Spontaneous Simplicity", and "Outerspaceways Incorporated". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing.)

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✨✧ NexusEn El Comienzo del Topos Uranos ... LP
Lion, 2016. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A contemporary set of rock fusion recorded in Buenos Aries – but one with a spacey vibe that takes us right back to the 70s bom in the genre! The group's a quartet, and very heavy on guitars and keyboards – which they weave together in a spiralling musical path to soar to the skies – a bit prog at times, a bit more jamming fusion at others – all instrumental, save for some light voices on one track. Titles include "En El Tercer Planeta", "El Ultimo Dia", "La Casa Del Invierno", "Un Cristal Bajo El Agua", and "Huellas". (Rock, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 300 hand numbered copies.)
 
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Art Ensemble Of ChicagoParis Session ... LP
Arista, 1969/1973. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99
Nice 2LP set that brought the US some of the great recordings cut by the Art Ensemble while they were in Paris (some of which have also come out under the Black Lion imprint). All of the material was recorded in the Polydor Studios in Paris in 1969, and the tracks include "The Spiritual", "Tutankhamun", "Toro", "Tthintthedalen", and "Lori Song". The feel of the tracks is very laidback, spare, and similar to the material on People in Sorrow, which was recorded during the same period. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and promo sticker.)

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Paul Gonsalves & Ray NanceJust A Sittin' & A Rockin' ... LP
Freedom (UK), 1970. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing on Black Lion.)

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Modern Sound Quartet (Oscar Rocchi)Horoscope (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Edizioni Minstrel/Spettro (Italy), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
A fantastic trip into the twelve signs of the Zodiac, courtesy of the Modern Sound Quartet – a very funky instrumental group that features lots of sweet keyboards from Oscar Rocchi! The music follows a similar format to other great zodiac funk records of the 70s – in that each of the tracks has a different spirit, designed to match the mood of the horoscope sign – although given that each of them gets a 70s electric approach, there's still a nicely unified feel to the set! Grooves run from funky cop/crime work to some more sophisticated modes – and titles include "Lion", "Virgin", "Cancer", "Scorpion", "The Gemini", "Balance", "Fishes", and "Aries". (Sound Library, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 500!)

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Grover Washington JrFeels So Good ... LP
Kudu, 1975. Near Mint- ... $3.99
An incredible batch of electric funk from Grover Washington Jr – easily one of his best albums ever! The record really picks up from the sweet CTI sound of the 70s – taking Bob James arrangements with a lot of space and electric keyboards, and letting Groover blow some wonderfully soulful lines over the top on soprano sax! The album's got some really wonderful funk tracks that feature a mad mix of drums, bass, and lots of that Bob James "space" – including the massive cuts "Hydra" and "Knucklehead" – both of them magic! Other tracks include "Moonstreams", "It Feels So Good", and "The Sea Lion". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Back cover paste-on is unglued along the the top seam.)

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✨✧ Leo ParkerRollin With Leo (red cover) ... LP
Blue Note, 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of those great "never was" Blue Note sessions – recorded in the 60s, but never issued until years later – even though the label had assigned it a cover, title, and catalog number! The album was the last session by baritone sax player Leo Parker – a bop and R&B legend who sadly passed along at the young age of 36, but left a really rich legacy of music. Parker has a way with the baritone that's almost as lean as a tenorist – blowing the horn with sharp, well-placed notes that really make this session cook – somewhere in the R&B-influenced territory of Don Wilkerson's work on Blue Note. Other players include the great Dave Burns on trumpet – always a welcome presence on any date – plus Bill Swindell on tenor sax, Johnny Acea on piano, Al Lucas or Stan Conover on bass, and Wilbert Hogan or Purnell Rice on drums. Tracks include "The Lion's Roar", "Rollin With Leo", "Jumpin Leo", "Talkin The Blues", "Mad Lad Returns", and Illinois Jacquet's "Music Hall Beat". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s DMM pressing.)
 
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Sidney BechetSidney Bechet With Guest Artist Lionel Hampton ... LP
Everest, Late 30s. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a sticker spot.)

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Lionel HamptonAll That Twistin Jazz ... LP
Glad, Early 60s. Very Good- ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has reinforced tape on the seams and spine, with a name stencilled on back.)

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Lionel HamptonGood Vibes ... LP
51 West/CBS, 1979. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Forget everything you know about Lionel Hampton – because this is a must-have funky 70s session! The set was cut with an electric big band, and it features long tracks that groove like prime mid 70s MPS work – vibes out front on the solos, and the band grooving and vamping in a style that mixes funky jazz with big band grooving. Titles include the great funky original "Lions Den", plus nice takes on "Raunchy Rita", "Psychedelic Sally", and "Killer Joe". LP, Vinyl record album

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Lionel HamptonHamp! ... LP
Clef, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $4.99
One of Hamp's jazz sides for Verve, all of which were a lot different than the hard live sets he was still laying down around the world in the 50's. This one's a nice laid-back bit of jazz, with long tracks that let all the players – Hamp, Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown, and Buddy Rich – have plenty of room for solos. 4 tracks, including "How High the Moon" and "Just One of Those Things". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Clef pressing, with trumpeter logo & deep groove. Cover has a stained corner, with some splitting on the top seam, with chewed portions and a tear on the back panel along the opening.)

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Lionel HamptonLionel Hampton ... LP
Contemporary, 1955. Very Good ... $11.99
An obscure Contemporary Records release from Lionel Hampton – originally recorded in Paris, with long tracks that are similar to his best Verve work – and a group that includes Walter Williams on trumpet, James Cleveland on trombone, Clifford Scott on tenor, and Claude Bolling on piano! LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing with deep groove.)

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Lionel HamptonLionel Hampton & The Just Jazz All Stars (alternate cover) ... LP
GNP, Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $2.99
One of the few albums to really get at the genius of the Lionel Hampton group at the height of their powers – their crowd-pleasing antics that were always a big draw for live audiences! This set catches Hamp and a great group at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium – playing on long tracks with plenty of cool flourishes and really strong standout moments – pyrotechnic throughout, even in the mellower moments! Hampton is on piano, vibes, and drums – and other players include Willie Smith on alto, Charlie Shaves on trumpet, and Milt Bucker on piano. Tunes include "Kaba's Blues", "Hamps Boogie Woogie", "Perdido", and "Central Avenue Breakdown". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Lionel HamptonLionel Hampton's All Star Groups ... LP
Jazztone, Mid 50s. Very Good- ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Deep groove pressing. Cover has a split spine.)

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Lionel HamptonSoul Of Lionel Hampton ... LP
Musidisc (France), Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Lionel HamptonStardust ... LP
MCA, 1947. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 60s pressing.)

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Lionel HamptonSteppin Out Vol 1 – 1942 to 1945 ... LP
Decca, Early 40s. Very Good+ ... $1.99
Great early recordings from the Hampton band – the stuff that made him a legend! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Lionel HamptonTintinnabulation ... LP
Verve (UK), 1966. Very Good ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Charles MingusLionel Hampton Presents The Music Of Charles Mingus (aka His Final Work) ... LP
Who's Who, 1977. Near Mint- ... $7.99
A wonderful later album by Charles Mingus – recorded under the supervision of vibist Lionel Hampton, who's also playing on the set! The album's got a rolling groove that's a bit different from other Mingus work of the time – possibly a bit more optimistic and warm, although still carried off with a nice edge in the arrangements. Players include Woody Shaw, Ricky Rod, Dannie Richmond, and even Gerry Mulligan – and the use of vibes brings a new sense of tone and color to Mingus' world, in a way that we really wouldn't expect. Titles include "Just For Laughs (parts 1 & 2)", "Slop", "Caroline Keikke Mingus", "Farewell Farewell", "Duke Ellington's Sound Of Light", and "Fables Of Faubus". LP, Vinyl record album

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Cedar WaltonEastern Rebellion (Muse) ... LP
Timeless/Muse, 1975. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A seminal work in the development of the career of Cedar Walton – the formation of his excellent Eastern Rebellion ensemble, a group that became a platform for soul jazz expression for the next two decades! The group on this set features George Coleman on tenor, Sam Jones on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums – all working in territory that Walton and Clifford Jordan were exploring heavily at the time – long, drawn-out soul jazz tunes – frequently built upon modal rhythms, and touched with traces of post-Coltrane blowing. The key factor, though, is that the work's never too outside, never too overindulgent – just hard-swinging soul jazz, in a 70s expression of the older Blue Note ideal! Titles include "Bolivia", "5/4 Thing", "Mode For Joe", and "Naima". LP, Vinyl record album
(US Timeless/Muse pressing. Cover has a small bit of wear in the top left corner.)

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✨✧ Victor BiglioneQuebra Pedra ... LP
Som Livre (Brazil), 1989. Used ... Out Of Stock
Features keyboards from Ze Lourenco and Marcos Ariel, soprano sax from Ze Nogueira, bass from Nico Assumpcao, and percussion from Marcos Suzano and Jovi. (Brazil, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Lionel HamptonKing Of The Vibes ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A great reason why Lionel Hampton on Verve is so great – especially on small combo dates like this! The set not only has a wonderful cover – with Hamp dressed up like royalty – but also features his vibes in a very open setting – alongside piano from Oscar Peterson, bass from Ray Brown, and drums from Buddy Rich! The tunes are quite long, and filled with evocative solos from Hamp – really stretched out and creatively constructed – with speed and timing on the vibes that stands out even more here than on some of his more bombastic sessions. Titles include "Don't Be That Way", "S Wonderful", "Always", and "These Foolish Things". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing. Cover has split seams, marker, wear, and some staining.)

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✨✧ Jimmy ClevelandIntroducing Jimmy Cleveland & His All Stars ... LP
Mercury, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
An early leader session for Jimmy Cleveland – one that pulls him out of the Lionel Hampton group, and puts him in the company of a number of different all-stars – top level players that Mercury brought together in three different sessions for the album. Players include Lucky Thompson, Cecil Payne, Barry Galbraith, Wade Legge, Paul Chambers, and Jerome Richardson – and it's the quality of the ensemble grooving that really makes the album swing, a lot more than Cleveland's solos on his own. Titles include "Vixen", "Hear Ye Hear Ye", "See Minor", "Bone Brother", "Count 'Em", and "Little Beaver". LP, Vinyl record album
(Speakers Corner pressing.)

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Terry GibbsExciting Terry Gibbs Big Band – Recorded Live At The Summit In Hollywood ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Very Good- ... $1.99
We don't know if we'd stretch so far as to use the word "exciting" to talk about Terry's work – but his band here is filled with some great west coast players – including Bill Perkins, Richie Kamuca, Mel Lewis, Frank Rosolino, and Joe Maini – all coming together with a bit more of a kick than usual. Terry's vibes are right out front in the mix, almost doing a mainstream Lionel Hampton kind of thing – on short tracks that include "Summit Blues", "Limerick Waltz", "None Cone", "Ja Da", and "T & S". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing with deep groove.)

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Earl GrantIt's So Good ... LP
Vocalion, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $1.99
(Now Sound, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album

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Vince GuaraldiCast Your Fate To The Wind – Jazz Impressions Of Black Orpheus ... LP
Fantasy, 1962. Very Good ... $9.99
A beautiful record of light, lyrical piano jazz – and one of the best-selling jazz albums ever on Fantasy Records! Vince Guaraldi started the set as a tribute to the film Black Orpheus – and some of the album features his nice renditions of Jobim/Bonfa tunes like "Manha De Carnaval" and "Samba De Orpheus". However, Guaraldi also managed to pen his own amazing track – "Cast Your Fate To The Wind" – a lyrical romping piano instrumental that went onto become a huge charting instrumental hit during the 60s. The track's been heard a million times over the years, but it's still pretty darn great – and it's surrounded in a nice set with other tunes that have the same feel – including "O Nosso Amour", "Alma-Ville", "Since I Fell For You", and "Moon River". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing.)

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Joe Harriott/Amancio D'Silva QuartetHum Dono ... LP
EMI/Vocalion (UK), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
One of the most compelling albums ever recorded by British alto genius Joe Harriott – a very unusual record that has him working with guitarist Amanico D'Silva, in a style that's got some wonderful modal undertones! The feel here is a bit like Harriott's work with Michael Garrick – minus piano, of course – as he and D'Silva work through some tunes that are long, filled with complicated rhythms, yet still have a magically dancing sound. The mood shifts a bit from track to track – as Norma Winstone comes in for wordless vocals on two numbers, and Ian Carr blows a bit on one tune – and there's one short track on the record that only features Harriott's alto next to a bit of drums. Great stuff all around – with titles that include "NNNT", "Hum Donon", "Jaipur", "Stephano's Dance", and "Ballad For Goa". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Hum Dono ... CD 16.99
 
 
 



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