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18th Century ConceptsIn the 20th Century Bag ... LP
Sidewalk, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Some "baroque" pop stuff from this groovy studio band on Sidewalk. As the liner notes say "The great hits of today, with today's exciting beat", but with a group that gives the songs a fake 18th century sound. Mike Curb's on keyboards, and there may be a potential Wu-Tang sample or two here! Titles include "Can't Hurry Love", "Little Toy Soldier", "Eleanor Rigby", "18th Century Bag", "Old Time Movies", and "A Lover's Concerto". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has initials in marker on back.)

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Ferrante & TeicherHeavenly Sounds In Hi Fi ... LP
ABC, Early 60s. Very Good ... $0.99
One of the best non-Winchester albums from the team of Ferrante & Teicher – not as crazy as some of their work, but still with some good elements of the piano trickery that made them famous. Titles include "Out Of This World", "East Of The Sun", "Over The Rainbow", "Stars In My Eyes", and "Stella By Starlight". Also features the original tracks "Serenade To A Star" and "Beyond The Moon". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Earl GrantIn Motion ... LP
Decca, Late 60s. Very Good ... $0.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and some staining along the bottom seam.)
 
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Manny AlbamDrum Feast ... LP
United Artists, 1959. Very Good- ... $9.99
A great one from arranger Manny Albam – heavy on drums, but with some nice exotic touches too! No players listed – but we're guessing it's a pretty hip lineup! (Jazz, Now Sound) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and splitting.)

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Ronnie AldrichDestination Love ... LP
Phase 4/London, Late 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $4.99
One of the grooviest albums ever from Brit Easy pianist Ronnie Aldrich – filled with groovy late 60s tunes, and handled with some slightly funky and mod-styled backings that make the album groove a lot more than most of Ronnie's other work! The set's played by Ronnie and his "two pianos" (wink, wink), along with the London Festival Orchestra – and has a rich, full sound that comes out to best effect on the album's uptempo numbers. Titles include "Theme From In The Dark", "Good Morning Starshine", "My Cherie Amour", "Aquarius", "Classical Gas", "Midnight Cowboy", "Quentin's Theme", and "The Windmills Of Your Mind". LP, Vinyl record album

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Steve AllenMusic For Tonight ... LP
Coral, Late 50s. Very Good ... $3.99
The famous author/disc jockey/comedian/talk show host lays down an album of moody jazzy piano, with light tinkling ivories over a lush large orchestra. The music's mostly standards, but there's a couple Steve Allen originals: "Tonight", "Candlelight" and "Stay Just a Little While". 12 tracks in all, the set also includes "I'm Glad There Is You", "For The Very First Time", "The Man With A Horn", "Imagination" and "I Fall In love Too Easily". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has seam splitting.)

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Steve AllenSteve Allen Sings ... LP
Dot, 1963. Very Good+ ... $0.99
(Jazz, Now Sound) LP, Vinyl record album

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Laurindo AlmeidaAcapulco '22 ... LP
Tower, Late 60s. Very Good ... $13.99
Excellent work from Laurindo – a truly wonderful album, played with small combo backing, which gives the set a jazzier feel than usual! Players include Jimmy Rowles on organ, Bob Cooper on tenor, Howard Roberts on guitar, and Shelly Manne, Milt Holland, and Chico Guerro on percussion – and although there's no credits for the arrangements on the album, the overall feel is similar to Roberts best work for Capitol, especially because Rowles' work on organ gives the record such a groovy sound! Titles include "Acapulco 1922", "Misirlou", "Satin Doll", "More", "Till Then", "What Kind Of Fool Am I", and "Desafinado". LP, Vinyl record album

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Laurindo AlmeidaMan & A Woman ... LP
Capitol, 1967. Very Good- ... $1.99
Bossa guitar, dreamy orchestrations, and a wonderful American take on the Brazilian sound of the 60s – served up with sparkling Capitol Records production in a set that's easily one of the greatest by guitarist Laurindo Almeida! Almeida's guitar is matched here with some lightly jazzy backings from Lex De Azevedo – slightly pop, but always groovy – and with a gentle sound that matches bossa roots with some of the more complicated modes from 60s soundtrack years – served up in sweeping strings, moody woodwinds, and some nicely isolated notes from Almedia's acoustic guitar. Titles include "A Man & A Woman", done very nicely, plus "Mas Que Nada", "Soft Mood", "Bluesette", "Call Me", and "Going Out Of My Head". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing.)

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Herb Alpert & The Tijuana BrassGoing Places ... LP
A&M, 1965. Very Good+ ... $1.99
Herb Alpert's definitely Going Places by the time of this set – and his trademark Tijuana Brass sound proves itself to be a great fit for just about any sort of number! The album kicks off with the wonderful "Tijuana Taxi", a sublimely jaunty tune that almost takes Herb into Bacharach territory – and which is followed up by the even-greater "Spanish Flea" – an ear-popping anthem that's one of the greatest bits of 60s instrumental pop ever recorded! And over and above those two tunes, the album's still got plenty more to offer too – a wonderful array of tracks all given the Tijuana touch, with titles that include "More & More Amor", "Mae", "Walk Don't Run", "Felicia", and "Cinco De Mayo". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Going Places ... CD 5.99

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Herb Alpert & The Tijuana BrassSRO ... LP
A&M, 1966. Very Good ... $0.99
A standing room ovation in the A&M Studios – certainly the kind of reception we'd imagine Herb would get during these glory years of his career! The set's one of the most no-nonsense Tijuana Brass sessions of the 60s – a tightly crafted album that has a bit more jazz than usual sneaking in on some of the tunes, but still enough of that snapping, punchy rhythmic approach that makes Herb and the group so great! As usual, the fluidity here is the strongest point – as the A&M touch takes a sound that should be hokey, and flips it into something really really groovy through warm use of compression in the studio. Titles include "Blue Sunday", "Bean Bag", "Work Song", "Our Day Will Come", "Mexican Road Race", and "Freight Train Joe". LP, Vinyl record album

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Herb Alpert & The Tijuana BrassWhat Now My Love ... LP
A&M, 1966. Very Good ... $1.99
The genius of this set is summed up in the tune "Magic Trumpet" – perhaps one of the best estimations of Herb's talents we could think of! The tune, like the entire album, is a fluid bit of magic that takes an older brass-driven mode into the far groovier styles of the 60s – an approach that fuses all the horns around Herb's boldly stated lead, and slides them all around in jaunty rhythms that are a perfect blend of the A&M groove and an imagined Latin past! Titles include "Freckles", "Magic Trumpet", "Five Minutes More", "Shadow Of Your Smile", "Plucky", "So What's New", and "It Was A Very Good Year". LP, Vinyl record album

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Leda Annest/Phil MoorePortrait Of Leda ... LP
Columbia, Late 50s. New Copy (reissue)... $6.99
A wonderfully moody session from the late 50s – one that features the eerie vocals of Leda Annest over the orchestrations of Phil Moore! Leda's got a haunting voice that's somewhere in the range of Yma Sumac, but a bit less dramatic – more kind of a wordless instrument, used amidst the orchestrations in broad washes of color and tone. Moore scored the entire piece for Leda's voice – an extended 3 part suite that runs through series of dark, jazz, and playful moods – all featuring some incredible vocals by Leda! LP, Vinyl record album

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Apollo 100Joy ... LP
Mega, Late 60s. Very Good ... $0.99
A real treat for the 2001 generation! Apollo 100 takes Bach's "Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring", and gives is a jazzy electric keyboard reading – kind of a perfect bit of fluffy pop for a generation that was already digging the classical/easy experiments of the Swingle Singers and Walter Carlos. Not all the material is classically oriented, but most of the tracks have some very nice keyboard work. Titles include "Jazz Pizzicato", "Evil Midnight", and "Reach for the Sky". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wear.)
 
 
 



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