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Herb AlpertBrass Are Comin' ... CD
A&M/Herb Alpert, 1969. New Copy Gatefold ... $10.99 11.98
A really sweet riff on western soundtrack styles by Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass, though still in Herb's breezy 60s style – wonderful stuff, and a set that's a bit overlooked in his classic A&M canon! The way the bright and sunny Herb Alpert jazzy pop instrumental style melds so nicely with chugging western sounds, and rustic nylon string guitars blend with soaring orchestral pop strings really makes for a heck of a groovy record! It's a whole lot of fun, and unique in the Albert catalog. Titles include "The Brass Are Comin' (The Little Train Of Caipira)", "I'll Be Back", "Anna", "You Are My Life", "Robbers & Cops", "Country Lake", "The Maltese Melody", "Anna", "Moments", and "Good Morning Mr Sunshine". CD

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✨✧ Music CompanyRubber Soul Jazz ... CD
Mirwood/BGP (UK), 1966. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
One of the grooviest takes on The Beatles we've ever heard – served up by a hip group of LA players led by pianist Don Randi! The style here is very hard and percussive – more soulful and swinging than the original tunes on the Rubber Soul album, and often done with a tightly vamping set of rhythms that are halfway between instrumental soul and early funk! The rest of the players include the Hal Blain and John Clauder on drums, Julius Wechter on percussion, Tommy Tedesco on guitar, Gary Coleman on vibes, and Hal Gordon on congas – all coming together in a soulful blend that really transforms these tunes. The overall feel is a bit like other piano-heavy soul jazz groovers from the LA scene of the 60s – particularly the work of the Harold Johnson Sextet – and Randi's piano is recorded way upfront in the mix, really dominating the tunes with a strongly rhythmic quality. Titles include "Norwegian Wood", "It's Only Love", "Run For Your Life", ""Think For Yourself", "You Won't See Me", "The Word", and "I'm Looking Through You". (Jazz, Now Sound) CD

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Singers IncBossa Nova ... CD
Valiant/Warner (Japan), Early 60s. New Copy ... $13.99
Hardly a real bossa album, but a great example of the way the music played in the US during the 60s! The cover has an image of a hand extending from a window, dropping a record that says "Cha Cha Cha" into a garbage can that already contains records that say "twist" and "mambo" on the front. This is typical of the way that many Americans grabbed the bossa – as some new dance-oriented fad to be learned, devoured, and adapted to US pop culture. Who better to do the task than the Singers Inc, a studio vocal group who had done some commercial work – and who featured Perry Botkin and George Tipton, two names that kind of went onto greater fame in the easy business. The record has a nicely grooving sound – and instrumentation is handled by hipsters like Emil Richards, Lyle Ritz, Milt Holland, and Howard Roberts. The group's got a female vocalist joining them on most tracks – and titles are bossa-ized versions of tunes like "Ja Da", "So Rare", "Volare", "Where Or When", and "In A Little Spanish Town". (Vocalists, Now Sound) CD

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Andrew Lloyd WebberVariations ... LP
MCA, 1978. Near Mint- ... $1.99
(Rock, Now Sound) LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cut corner, light wear, and a radio station stamp.)

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VariousVoodoo Party Vol 1 ... LP
University Of Vice (Spain), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $21.99
Don't worry about getting too spooked out – as the voodoo here isn't the stuff of zombie armies rising from the ground – and instead is more the evocative musical type – served up here in a host of Latin, Caribbean, and exotica-tinged tracks from the end of the 50s! The set steps around nicely in styles – a bit of Cuban one moment, calypso the next, and maybe even a few touches from the Pacific – but the tunes are united in their presentation of a fantasy of the exotic – on tunes that include "El Diablo" by Silvestre Montes, "Ay Ay Ay" by Nora Dean, "Fakiya" by Cawanda's Group, "A Traves De La Nieble" by Jose Sola, "Ma Ma Du" by Michelino, "Loango" by Aime Barelli, "Cha Cha La Negra" by Dulce Maria, "Saona" by Noro Morales, and "Zoologico Negro" by Los Aragon. (Latin, Now Sound) LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Les BaxterCaribbean Moonlight ... LP
Capitol, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Not as all-out exotic as some of Les' earlier Capitol albums, but still pretty darn great! The theme here is Carribean exotic, and the rhythms have a little bit more of Cuba and Haiti than they do of primitive Borneo. Les handles them nicely, as always, and contributes some wonderful arrangements to the album. Titles include "Deep Night", "Green Eyes", "Sway", "Out Of This World", and "Adios". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small stain on the top seam.)

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✨✧ Jerry ColeHot Rod Twangin' – The 1960s Crown Recordings ... CD
Crown/Ace (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Extremely cooking instrumentals from 60s guitar wizard Jerry Cole – a player whose every bit as great as Dick Dale, David Allen, or some of the better-known instrumentalists of his time! The collection brings together work from a number of different albums that Cole cut for the sometimes-budget Crown label – sides that were issued under Hot Rod, Cycle, and other gimmicky themes at the time – but which featured extremely inventive music all around – both in terms of Cole's approach to the guitar, and in the way the albums were produced! Jerry's masterful use of the electric is years ahead of its time here – with riffs and strains that are far more sharp-edged than you might expect – and further augmented by slight production tricks, echoey bits, and other instrumental accompaniment. The sound quality is excellent – way better than dodgy old Crown vinyl – and the CD features a whopping 24 tracks in all, material originally issued under the names Jerry Cole, Jerry Kole & The Strokers, The Scramblers, Billy Boyd, The Blasters, The Stingers, and The Winners. Titles include "Hip Hugger", "Pealin Out", "Mustang", "Ticket To Ride", "Shuffle Boogie", "Bad Rubber", "Night Rock", "Cops & Robbers", "Mojo", "Diggin The Blues", "Oil Burner", "George Played", "The Green Monster", and "Along Came Mary". (Rock, Now Sound) CD

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