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Jerry ColeHot Rod Twangin' – The 1960s Crown Recordings ... CD
Crown/Ace (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
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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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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Bob & Ray, Dick Schory, Abbe Lane, & OthersBob & Ray Throw A Stereo Spectacular ... LP
RCA, 1958. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Bob & Ray take the listener through a host of stereo goodies from RCA – with narration and bits from the pair, and music by Dick Schory, Abbe Lane, Sauter-Finegan, Lena Horne, and others! (Comedy/Spoken, Now Sound) LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Living Stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has a small split on the top seam.)

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✨✧ Arthur LymanBahia ... LP
Hi Fi, 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An exotica classic! Bahia is awash in wonderful sounds – some light sound effects, especially birds, borrowed from the Martin Denny exotica mode – but also some more fully-formed instrumental passages that also show a strong Les Baxter influence too! There's some really wonderful vibes on the set – ringing out nicely with piano and percussion in ways that almost show a slight Latin influence – but given the south sea sounds and themes of the set, the main feel is exotica all the way through. Titles include "Bahia", "Jungle Jalopy", "Bamboo", "Caribbean Nights", "Quiet Village", "Busy Port", "Beyond The Reef", and "Maui Chimes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp & some aging.)

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✨✧ Music CompanyRubber Soul Jazz ... CD
Mirwood/BGP (UK), 1966. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Jean Claude PelletierStreaking ... CD
Vadim (France), 1974. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Libidinous, soundtracky funk from France! Streaking is a great set of funky French grooves from Jean Claude Pelletier – one that's clearly informed by and indebted to the cinematic soul and blacksploitation soundtrack style coming out of the States in the early part of the 70s – with a boisterous, bright European twist! It feels like a blend of soundrack funk and grand scale late 60s and early 70s French pop & soul. Even with the latter elements, it's fairly hard-hitting and certainly geared for the dancefloor on whatever continent! Wah wah guitars, rubbery bass grooves, heavy drums & percussion and a punchy brass section define the sound. To make even groovier, the title and almost all the tracks are cheeky nods to art of streaking! Includes "Hello Streakers", "Special Streaking", "Dangerous For Your Health", "Nudes And Marines", "To Streak With The Devil", "Streaking Land", "Topless On The Trail" and "Streak To Streak". (Sound Library, Now Sound) CD

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