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✨✧ Billy MayBand Is Born/Big Band Bash ... CD
Collectors Choice, 1960s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
(Out of print.)
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Floyd CramerSuper Country Hits/Young & The Restless ... CD
RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1973/1974. New Copy ... $11.99
A pair of piano instrumental albums from Nashville's legendary Floyd Cramer! First up is Super Country Hits – a set that has Floyd tippling the ivories through 70s instrumental updates of older country hits – done with a sweet RCA studio vibe, and that floating, suspended style of recording that always made Cramer's piano sound so great! Titles include "Is Anybody Goin To San Antoine", "Detroit City", "Battle Of New Orleans", "Lonely Street", "Sugarfoot Rag", and "It's A Sin". The Young & The Restless is an album that's perfect for the piano style of Floyd Cramer – a set that's maybe more 70s easy instrumental than some of his previous albums – but in a mighty nice way! Floyd's piano has this haunting, spacious quality on the title cut – a perfect choice for his talents – and other cuts have the pianist working on both acoustic and Fender Rhodes, on titles that include "Behind Close Doors", "Top Of The World", "Mercy Mercy Mercy", "Rockin On", "Theme From A Dream", and "The Young & The Restless". CD
(Super Audio CD pressing!)

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Percy FaithChinatown/Love Theme From Romeo & Juliet ... CD
Columbia/Vocalion (UK), 1969/1974. New Copy ... $16.99
Two lesser-known instrumental albums from Percy Faith – issued here back to back on a single CD! Chinatown is from 1974 – and features a slight 70s twist on the Faith style of the 60s – maybe a subtle dose of the big band modes that Maynard Ferguson was using on a few of the tunes that get slightly groovy – mixed with more of that compressed string style on the mellower numbers – creating a balance that makes the album a bit more interesting than you might expect! A few of these tracks almost head towards funky big band modes, and the choice of repertoire is pretty great – with an excellent version of the "Chinatown" theme by Jerry Goldsmith – plus "Tubular Bells", "Moody", "Midnight At The Oasis", "I'm Gonna Go Fishin", and "Deep In The Morning". Love Theme From Romeo & Juliet is a late 60s charmer from Percy Faith – a record that begins with a remake of his classic hit "A Summer Place", then steps into a mix of cuts that include some surprisingly groovy choices! Faith really surprises us here with his swinging takes on some tunes – music that goes way past his buttoned-up style of a decade before – on tracks that include "Spinning Wheel", "Aquarius", "April Fools", "Hello Tomorrow", "Good Morning Starshine", "One", and a sweet take on Nilsson's "Without Her". CD
(Hybrid Super Audio CD pressing – works on standard CD players too!)

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Sandy NelsonSandy Nelson's Big Sixties Beat Party! – 24 Dance Floor Killers & Instro Killers ... CD
Imperial/Ace (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $7.99 18.99
An instant party from drummer man Sandy Nelson – easily one of the grooviest instrumentalists of the 60s! Nelson had a vibe that was right up there with The Ventures for pure instrumental rocking – but unlike The Ventures and others of their ilk, Sandy's main instrument of choice was the drums – which meant that most of his records had an extra punch in the rhythm department, and thundered with a booming bottom sound that always made a Nelson session a dancefloor treat! This well-done package is quite possibly the best collection of Sandy's work we've ever seen – and it features a total of 24 tracks pulled from mid 60s albums and singles for Imperial, served up with the usual Ace talent for finding the best of the bunch, and laying them out in an order that always keeps things fresh and nicely paced! Titles include "Hey Joe", "Good Lovin", "Whittier Boulevard", "Com On Let's Go", "Slow Down", "El Greco", "Groovy Grubworm", "Going Up The Country", "I Don't Need No Doctor", "Drums Along The Strip", "Scratchy", and "Sock It To Em JB". (Rock, Now Sound) CD

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✨✧ Henry ManciniCop Show Themes/Symphonic Soul ... CD
RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1975/1976. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Funky soundtrack-styled work by Henry Mancini – compiling the mid 70s Cop Show Themes and Symphonic Soul LPs – together in single set! Cop Show Themes is easily ne of the funkiest albums ever from Mancini – a brilliant reworking of hit 70s cop show themes, put together with a really jazzy groove! The group's a big one – filled with hip players who include Clare Fischer on organ, Artie Kane on electric piano and harpsichord, Don Menza on tenor, Lee Ritenour on guitar – all instruments that are used strongly to help kick things nicely on the set, with a vibe that's right up there with the best funky 70s soundtracks. Harvey Mason is on drums, bringing up the bottom a bit more than usual for Mancini – and the choice of material really makes the record cook – with tracks that include "Kojak", "SWAT", "Police Woman", "Rockford Files", "Hawaii Five O", "Streets Of San Francisco", "Bumper's Theme", and "Baretta's Theme". Symphonic Soul is just as great – a mixture of tight large arrangements with a smooth funky edge, similar to some of his best soundtrack work at the time! The rhythm section is great – again with Harvey Mason on drums, plus Joe Sample on keyboards, and guitar by David T Walker and Dennis Budimir – and the album also features some cool solos on instruments like African finger piano and piccolo trumpet. The whole thing bounces along with a majestic approach that's very full and complicated – yet also tight and funky! Lots of nice groovy tunes – and titles include "Sun Goddess", "Symphonic Soul", "Soul Saga", "African Symphony", "Slow Hot Wind", and "Satin Soul". CD

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✨✧ Chet AtkinsSolid Gold 68/Solid Gold 69 ... CD
RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1968/1969. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Heavyweight gold from guitarist Chet Atkins – two albums back to back! Solid Gold 68 is a sweet set that has the guitar of Chet Atkins taking on the big hits of the year – with surprisingly groovy results! The arrangers here are Bill Walker and Cam Mullins, and a number of the tunes get a bit more of a 60s bounce than some of Chet's other records – maybe less Nashville and more pop instrumental – not just in the choice of the tunes, but in the way they're carried across! Chet's guitar is still quite upfront in the mix, with that wonderful sound – and titles include "The Sound Of Silence", "Stoned Soul Picnic", "Slick", "Harper Valley PTA", "Light My Fire", and "Grazing In The Grass". Solid Gold 69 follows the formula of some of the Chet Atkins Gold albums from previous years – but also reflects the very groovy changes taking place in music at the time – as Chet moves into a great range of material that moves quite far from his country roots! The setting is all instrumental – with arrangements by Bergen White, John Ragsdale, and Norbert Putnam – and titles include "So What's New", "Son Of A Preacher Man", "Both Sides Now", "Hey Jude", "Aquarius", "Folsom Prison Blues", and "I'll Never Fall In Love Again". CD

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✨✧ Gals & PalsGals & Pals Sing Something For Everyone ... CD
Fontana/Warner (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Great work from this cool European sextet – a vocal group that features three gals and three guys – or pals, as their name might indicate! Their style's a bit like the Double Six, in that it's rooted in harmony jazz – but given the choice of material here, and the overall execution, there's more of a Sunshine Pop feel in place on most numbers – which is plenty darn great for us! The tunes are all Burt Bacharach numbers, but they're done here in really fresh ways – not simple copycats of familiar Brill Building hits, but often arranged with unusual twists that make the most of the group's multi-voiced style, and which throw in a few unique instrumental touches as well. Titles include "Walk On By", "Wishin & Hopin", "Blue On Blue", "Close", "Cross Town Bus", "My Little Red Book", "Anyone Who Had A Heart", and "Here I Am". (Vocalists, Now Sound) CD
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Paul MauriatC'Est La Vie/Brasil Exclusivamente Vol 2 ... CD
Vocalion (UK), 1977/1978. New Copy ... $16.99
A pair of albums from French maestro Paul Mauriat – back to back on a single CD! C'Est La Vie is from a generation when so many other artists were moving their easy instrumental styles into disco grooves – but Paul Mauriat nicely finds his own path forward, and instead keeps things mellow – but while adding in some slinky funk elements that really make the record great! There's some nice keyboards, edgey guitar, and even sly drums in the larger backings – and the song choices keep things pretty groovy too – on titles that include "Ou Sont Les Femmes", "Il A Niege Sur Yesterday", "Lettre A France", "Pulstar", "Ainsi Soit-Il", "Desert De Neige", and "I Feel Love". On Brasil Exclusivamente Vol 2, Paul Mauriat returns to the Brazilian vibe he explored on the previous volume – which means that the set mixes samba percussion, light bossa elements, and even some slight 70s funk with the maestro's more familiar charts – on a set of tracks that includes work by Caetano Veloso, Antonio Carlos E Jocafi, Baden Powell, and Ivan Lins! Titles include instrumental readings of "Foi Assim", "Pra Que Chorar", "Amigo", "Sonhos", "Odara", "D Joao", and "A Noite Vai Chegar". CD

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