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✨✧ Dexter GordonPower (Tower Of Power/More Power) ... LP
Prestige, 1969. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A pair of great American albums from Dexter Gordon – back to back in a single set! First up is Tower Of Power – recorded at a time when Dexter Gordon certainly was a tower of power – as his lengthy 60s stay in Europe helped him to work work work, and season his playing considerably – to a point at which he emerged as a masterful soloist far beyond the limits of his early bop recordings! This session features Dexter back with an American group – one that features Barry Harris on piano, Buster Williams on bass, and Tootie Heath on drums – plus a very welcome James Moody on tenor on one track, "Monmartre", blowing in that raspier tone of the late 60s we love so much! Other titles include "Stanley The Steamer", "The Rainbow People", and "Those Were The Days" – all nice and long! More Power is one of Dex's few great group sessions from the late 60's. Unlike a lot of other records from the time – in which he solos long and meanderingly with a piano trio backing him up, on standards he's played a million times – this one has him playing with a tight group that includes James Moody, Barry Harris, Buster Williams, and Albert Heath, on a set of nice original material with titles like "Fried Bananas", "Boston Bernie", and "Sticky Wicket". There's also 2 jazz standards – "Lady Bird" and "Meditation" – but they're both taken in a nice tight way, and in keeping with the rest of the album. LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed 70s pressing! Cover has a cut corner.)

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Tower Of PowerPower ... LP
Cypress, 1987. Sealed ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a Gift Of Music sticker on front.)

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✨✧ Tower Of PowerWe Came To Play ... LP
Columbia, 1978. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Tight funky work from Tower of Power – produced here by Steve Cropper, but sounding a lot more like Average White Band than on earlier albums – with a great mix of mainstream funk and warmer, mellow cuts! The group takes advantage of the studio work to let the best funky sides of their instrumentation come to the forefront, and the record's got plenty of great keyboard and guitar riffing, and some well-miked drums that have a nice jazzy flourish on the best cuts. Vocals are a bit weak – but hey, once Lenny Williams left the group, what were they going to do? Titles include "We Came To Play", "Ying Yang Thang", "Let Me Touch You", "Share My Life", "Bittersweet Soul Music", and "Love Bug". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)
 
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Richard EvansRichard Evans ... LP
Horizon, 1978. Very Good ... $5.99
One of the few albums as a leader by Chicago Soul genius Richard Evans – a key late 70s effort that perfectly sums up all his genius on record for countless other artists! The album's got a warm, smooth groove that's totally great – one that builds tremendously from the sophisticated soul advances on the Chicago scene of the 70s – and which features bits of jazz, soul, and even Brazilian influences gliding wonderfully through the mix! There's a sense of pride, power, and confidence here that graces every single number – and in a way, the album's almost like a Quincy Jones effort from the same stretch – with Evans' showcasing a new side of his talents, and his collaborators, on every different number. Linda Williams sings vocals on the groovy "Capricorn Rising", Eddie Harris plays on "Do Re Me For Soul", Billy Durham sings on "Windy City", Tower Of Power guest on "Educated Funk", and the group offers up a remake of Evans' Soulful Strings classic "Burning Spear". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp, some wear, and patches of marker.)

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✨✧ Masayoshi TakanakaInsatiable High ... LP
Kitty/Universal (Japan), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $49.99
A real gem from that key moment in Japanese fusion when some of the nation's best artists were hopping over to the American scene – cutting records like this, which often beat the American soul fusion scene at its own game – thanks to the help of a big array of all-star players! Masayoshi Takanaka plays guitar solos throughout, but also gets some help from Lee Ritenour on the electric strings – in a group that also has arrangements from Greg Adams of Tower Of Power, who brings in the rest of the TOP horns too – plus keyboards from Patrice Rushen, bass from Chuck Rainey, and drums from the great Harvey Mason – a rhythm combo that really keeps things groovy throughout. There's two vocal tracks on the set – which feature work from Jim Gilstrap, Maxi Anderson, and The Waters – on titles that include "Malibu", "ESP", "Sexy Dance", "Sundrops", "Good Bad Old Days", and the title track "Insatiable High". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Townes Van ZandtRear View Mirror (with download) ... LP
Fat Possum/TVZ, 1993. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Townes revisiting his own time-honored tunes from the late 60s onward, often backed by just a second guitar or fiddle, spare settings that maximize the stark power of his songwriting and voice! The voice is really the key here, distinctive in both the songwriting – with some of the most effective story songs about lost souls and wayward love in the modern folk or country canon – and in performance, here sounding as clear and soulful as ever, and in much stronger form than we remembered! Beautiful stuff. Includes "Pancho & Lefty", "If I Needed You", "For The Sake Of The Song", "Our Mother The Mountain", "Dollar Bill Blues", "No Place To Fall", "Lungs", "White Freightliner Blues", "Don't You Take It Too Bad", "Tower Song", "Waitin' Round To Die", "Colorado Girl" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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✨✧ Lenny WhiteBig City ... LP
Nemperor, 1977. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A great little album by Lenny White – nicely restrained in the best moments, with less of the heavy-hitting fusion sound that you'd hear on his other albums – and even done with a strong current of funk, which really sends the whole thing home in a great way! Space jazz maestro Pat Gleeson produced the album with Lenny – and also plays quite a bit of synth on the album – and we're convinced that it's Pat's subtler jazz talents that really make this one shine – those cool keyboards, and strong sense of balance that he brought to his own albums, and other productions of the time. Highlights include the spiritual soul number "Sweet Dreamer", with vocals by Linda Tillery and keyboards by Herbie Hancock – and the tight "Big City" groove, which features great contributions from both Brian Auger's Oblivion Express, and the Tower Of Power Horns. Other tracks include "The Ritual", "Rapid Transit", "And We Meet Again", "Enchanted Pool Suite", and "Ritmo Loco". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Lenny WilliamsLenny Williams (aka Pray For The Lion) ... LP
Warner, 1974. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Lenny's first solo album, and a sophisticated batch of tracks that has him moving away from the simpler style of work with Tower Of Power, into territory that has a lot more complicated arrangements. Eugene McDaniels produced the record – and Lenny sings a nice version of his famous "Compared To What". Keyboardist Mike Melvoin handled the arrangements, and the whole thing has some very nice jazzy touches. Other tracks include "Keep On Keeping On", "We're Gonna See It Through", "Open Book", "River", and "Problem Solver". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, aging, and a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Lenny WilliamsLove Current ... LP
MCA, 1979. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Lenny's working here with Frank E Wilson – a great producer who really understood his style of singing, and who classed up his act considerably after the early days in Tower of Power. The album's got a good mix of smooth soul and uptempo numbers – and tracks include "Sweet Ecstasy", "If You're In Need", "Last Night I Dreamed", "Doing The Loop De Loop", "Here's To The Lady", and "Though We Loved Once". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a Special sticker on front.)

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✨✧ VariousHorn Rock & Funky Guitar Grooves 1968 to 1974 ... LP
BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
Funky sounds from a time when jazz and rock music instrumentation collided – and came up with a bastard child that was unfortunately named "jazz rock", and which kept some folks away from some surprisingly groovy records back in the day! Don't let that moniker get you down – as it's way more dated than the music on this set, and hardly gets at the soul-drenched style of the grooves – which often owe more to the horn sections of Memphis and Muscle Shoals records from earlier in the 60s, than they do from any higher attempt to merge the worlds of highbrow jazz and long-haired rock! In truth, most of these groups were probably raised on equal parts soul with all the other styles they were drinking up – and they probably also picked up a few members who got young training in school bands, then found a way to work with their guitar-playing friends – adding plenty of color and tone to the drums and bass that really drive the tunes. The set is a wonderful introduction to the genre – and not only mixes a few key classics with lots of overlooked gems – but also touches on some of the funkier nuggets that have been sampled over the years. Titles include "Toe Hold" by Al Kooper, "Run Back To Mama" by Chase, "Clown (part 1)" by The Flock, "One Fine Morning (LP version)" by Lighthouse, "It's Been A Long Time Coming" by Delaney & Bonnie, "Understanding" by Cold Blood, "Somebody Oughta Turn Your Head Around" by Crystal Mansion, "Tuane" by Hammer, "Roller Coaster" by Blood Sweat & Tears, "Clever Girl" by Tower Of Power, "Aunt Marie" by American Sound Ltd, "Gypsy Boy II" by Tobias Wood Henderson, "Blow Your Mind" by Donnie Brooks, "Boomp Boomp Chomp" by The Sons, and "Shoes" by Black Magic. LP, Vinyl record album
 
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VariousLa Noire Vol 3 – Baby You Got Soul ... LP
Doghouse & Bone (France), 1960s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $34.99
The third volume in the La Noire series of high-spirited early 60s singles – incredible stuff that bridges the style of early rhythm & blues stormers to the raw soul scenes to come – with great cuts by Bobby Bland, The Ideals, Joe Simon, Betty Everett, Willie Hightower, ZZ Hill and more! It's pivotal material, though much of it is fairly obscure to the masses these days, culled from hard-to-find singles on Duke, Arke, Goldband, Soundstage, Venessa and other labels. A prime batch of early soul – with "Yield Not To Temptation" and "Honey Child" by Bobby Bland, a great version of "Don't Cry No More" by Travis Wammack, "The Power" by Johnny Fuller, "Mojo Hanna" by The Ideals, "Whole Lotta Lovin" by The Contours, "Nobody But You" by Willie Hightower, "You Were Wrong" by ZZ Hill, "Just A Little Bit" by Tiny Topsy and more. 16 cuts in all. LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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