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Herb AlpertHerb Alpert Reimagines The Tijuana Brass Music Vol 3 ... CD
Herb Alpert, 2018. New Copy ... $7.99 13.99
Herb Alpert remakes himself again – taking all the best tunes from his classic years on A&M records, then fitting them to contemporary grooves – all at a level that's a bit like some of the Verve Remixed projects from years back, but even better! These aren't remixes, but new versions – as Herb blows strong trumpet lines over the top of beats, keyboards, and other contemporary elements – all while keeping that Tijuana Brass punch in his horn, on versions of "Whipped Cream", "Spanish Flea/Rise", "The Lonely Bull", "El Presidente", "Spanish Harlem", "Green Peppers", "A Taste Of Honey", and "Bittersweet Samba". CD

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Warren Baker with Paul Tanner & Andre MonteroMusic For Heavenly Bodies ... LP
Omega/Modern Harmonic, 1958. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $23.99 24.99
There's two sorts of heavenly bodies on the cover – but the real charms of the record lie inside, as the set's overflowing with incredible early theremin recordings! The album features spacey orchestral settings arranged by Warren Baker, and conducted by Andre Montero – plus fantastic work on the "electro theremin" by Paul Tanner – a different variation on the incredible post-war electronic instrument! The "electro theremin" was Tanner's own creation, and it works on a cool sliding principle that creates a lot of weird spacey dipping, turning, and soaring effects. The album's packaged in a lovingly heavy cover, with a nude "heavenly body" floating in space amidst a sea of bright colors! Titles include "Misty Moon Blues", "Out Of This World", "Holiday On Saturn", "20th Century Venus", and "Up To Jupiter". LP, Vinyl record album
(On colored vinyl!)

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✨✧ Baroque BouquetPlant Music ... LP
Amherst, 1975. Sealed ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Doriss BriggsDoriss Briggs Plays Her Harp – Music For Longhairs ... LP
Lake Shore Foundation For Animals, 1970s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
(Classical, Now Sound) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover appears to have been inscribed by the artist.)

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John Clegg & His OrchestraMusic For Nervous People ... LP
RCA, 1958. Near Mint- ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Living Stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Emil ColemanArthur Murray's Library Of Dance Music – Best Of Tango-Samba ... LP
JJ Little & Ives, 1950s. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
(Latin, Now Sound) LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes inserts with dance instructions.)

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✨✧ Milton DeluggMusic For Monsters, Munsters, Mummies, & Other TV Fiends (green vinyl pressing – 45rpm) ... LP
Epic/Real Gone, 1964. New Copy ... On October 11, 2019
(Halloween, Now Sound) LP, Vinyl record album

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Electric Moog OrchestraMusic From Close Encounters Of The Third Kind ... LP
Musicor, 1977. Very Good ... $4.99
This is the second of 2 albums that the Electric Moog Orchestra cut during the 70s designed to cash in on the fame of the big sci-fi soundtracks of the time. This one's got some nice cuts from John Williams' score to Close Encounters – including a lot of less-familiar themes that work well with moogy playing, like "The Abduction Of Barry", "Galactic Force", "Space Symphony", and "The Conversation". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Electrosoniks (Tom Dissevelt/Kid Baltan)Electronic Music ... LP
Philips/Fantome Phonographique (Italy), Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
Groundbreaking analogue electronics from the Dutch team of Tom Dissevelt and Kid Baltan – two musicians who can be as playful as the tem of Perry & Kingsley, but also hit some of the darker modes of the academic circuit as well! The title is very well-put – as the record has a vibe that's very outer space at times – more of a sense of the area around the electronic elements at the core – which has them echoing out nicely into the cosmos, and reaching for so many different melodic modes, it almost feels as if they're trying to make contact with other civilizations! Some tunes have a playfulness that almost evokes the German new wave of 15 years later – others are very much in the best Dutch styles of the 60s – and the whole thing sounds sort of like a mad robot playing a crazy space organ on a merry go round while dropping acid. Titles include "Moon Maid", "Sonik Re-Entry", "Pianoforte", "Orbit", "Song Of The Second Moon", and "The Visitor From Inner Space". (Out Sound, Now Sound) LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 500!)

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Jack FascinatoMusic from A Surplus Store ... LP
Capitol, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $33.99
A masterpiece mixture of sound effects and loungey orchestration! Wild stuff featuring "found objects" from a surplus store – like saws, whistles, sirens, and other junk – plus the great arrangements of one of Capitol's best bandleaders. (In case you're not familiar with Jack Fascinato, he worked on all of Tennessee Ernie Ford's best records.) The sound is very groovy, and very "pre-industrial". Titles include "An Old Saw", "Latin Hardware", "Adios Castanets", "Oily Boid", and "Sweepy Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label mono pressing.)

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Guckenheimer Sour Kraut BandMusic For Non Thinkers ... LP
RCA, 1958. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Lots of weird and wild rhythms! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear and aging.)

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Hollywood Playboys OrchestraMusic For Playboys To Play By ... LP
Urania, 1957. Very Good ... $19.99
(Jazz, Now Sound) LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing with deep groove. NOTE – Cover is stained on the bottom half, with a bit of stuck-on paper on front, and flaky delamination on back.)

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Guy LuparEsquire Album Of Music For The Continental Host (10 inch LP) ... LP
RCA, 1955. Very Good+ ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Jack MarshallSoundsville – Swinging Sketches By Jack Marshall & His Music ... LP
Capitol, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
The great arranger in one of his grooviest settings – a very jazzy album that features trombone from Milt Bernhart and Bob Enevoldsen, guitar from Barney Kessel, percussion from Larry Bunker, drums from Shelly Manne, and trumpe from Don Fagerquist! Marshall leads and whistles – in a cool jazzy style – and tracks include "Whistlin' Blues", "Should I", and "Hot Sombrero". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing.)

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David McCallum (with David Axelrod)Music: A Part Of Me ... LP
Capitol, 1966. Near Mint- ... $6.99
The first album that Man From UNCLE David McCallum cut for Capitol – a batch of instrumental tunes that was really masterminded by arranger HB Barnum and producer David Axelrod! The record features short groovy versions of mid 60s pop tunes, plus a few instrumentals by McCallum, Barnum, and Axelrod – all done in a way that's half jaunty, and half tinged with the darkness of Axelrod's later work for Capitol. Titles include "The Sugar Cane", "Insomina", "The Far Side Of The Moon", "Louise", "Downtown", "Turn Turn Turn", and "123". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Hugo MontenegroLove Theme From The Godfather/Music From A Fistful Of Dollars & For A Few Dollars More & The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly ... CD
RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1968/1972. New Copy ... $18.99
A pair of RCA Records gems from Hugo Montenegro – back to back on a single CD! First up is Theme From The Godfather – a sweet 70s update of the moogy groovy that Hugo Montenegro first started crafting in the 60s! The album's got both moog and Arp – the latter of which brings in more of a 70s electric vibe – and there's also some very cool sound effects on the record too, which really ups the ante for the sort of groove that Montenegro was creating! Tunes are all pretty well chosen – making for a super-dope batch of numbers that really gets past the usual – and the set includes an excellent reading of "Me & My Arrow", from Nilson's The Point; 2 versions of Nino Rota tracks from The Godfather; a nice version of Faure's "Pavane", with lots of spirally keyboards; a medley of "Baby Elephant Walk" and "Moon River"; and even a few nice originals, like "Quadimodo" and "Stutterology". On 1968's Music From A Fistful Of Dollars, Hugh Montenegro makes his way through a number of late 60s Morricone spaghetti western themes, all done with his groovier than usual twist on the material! The Montenegro touches here include some augmented rhythms – snapping the tunes along with a much modder feel at times than the original – plus a nice use of electric bass at the bottom, and some sunshine-drenched vocal passages have some great harmonies! Titles include "The Vice Of Killing", "For A Few Dollars More", "Story Of A Soldier", "The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly", "The Ecstasy Of Gold", "Sixty Seconds To What?", and "March With Hope". CD
(Hybrid Super Audio CD pressing – works on standard CD players!)

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✨✧ Noro Morales/Johnny ConquetArthur Murray's Library Of Dance Music – Best Of Cha-Cha ... LP
JJ Little & Ives, 1950s. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
(Latin, Now Sound) LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert with dance instructions.)

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Sy OliverDance Music For People Who Don't Dance Any More ... LP
Riverside, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
(Jazz, Now Sound) LP, Vinyl record album

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Larry Page OrchestraKinky Music ... LP
Richmond/Trading Places (UK), 1965. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
Larry Page was a big figure in the British music scene of the 60s – manager of the Kinks, and a growing force in record production too – so much so, he decided to put himself in the limelight as the leader of this all-instrumental set of songs by his most famous group! Ray Davies arranged all the tunes, and the readings follow pretty closely to the structure of original Kinks tunes – but shift things up with the instruments used – adding in more horns, shifting a keyboard for a guitar, or vice versa – and filling up the space in the middle to cover up the absence of the vocals! The set is also noteworthy for a bit of guitar by a young Jimmy Page – and titles include "One Fine Day", "Come On Now", "Tired Of Waiting For You", "Don't Ever Change", "You Really Got Me", "Just Can't Go To Sleep", "Everybody's Gonna Be Happy", and "All Day & All Of The Night". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Henri ReneMusic For The Weaker Sex ... LP
RCA, 1958. Very Good+ ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ JD RobbRhythmania – Electronic Music From Razor Blades To Moog ... CD
Locust, 1970/1976. Used ... $5.99
Wonderful analogue electronics from JD Robb – a collection of work originally issued on 2 different Folkways albums, both of which have a similar feel! The date of the work is 1970, but the approach is a bit older – almost abstract, and very concerned with sonic textures and space – but also playfully assembled, at a level that's fairly tuneful for most of the set – even though there's not really that many "songs" to speak of. Titles include "Collage", "Spatial Serenade", "Green Mansions", "Analogies", "Les Ondes Martenot", and "Rhythmania". CD
(Out of print.)

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Edmundo RosSound Of Music ... LP
London, 1961. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has light wear and a small sticker.)

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✨✧ Pete RugoloMusic For Hi Fi Bugs ... LP
Mercury, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $7.99
The title makes this one sound like a batch of bachelor pad tunes, but the album itself is easily one of Pete Rugolo's best of the 50s – a really tremendous big band outing that's filled with all-star players – all in a groove that breaks Pete very firmly past his Kenton heritage! The tracks are bold and strong voiced – often a bit longer than usual, which allows for even more focus on the album's solos from players who include Larry Bunker, Pete Candoli, Ronny Lang, Russ Freeman, and Dave Pell. There's a wonderful quality to the record – one in which all elements gell together perfectly, but in a way that still makes you aware of the presence of each player in the larger group – and titles include "Fawncy Meeting You Here", "For Hi Fi Bugs", "These Foolish Things", "Dream Of You", "Snowfall", and "Later Team". (Jazz, Now Sound) LP, Vinyl record album
(Original drummer logo pressing with a deep groove. Cover has some oxidation on front.)

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Pete RugoloMusic From Out Of Space ... LP
Mercury, 1959. Near Mint- ... $19.99
One of the coolest Mercury albums ever from Pete Rugolo – partly for the cover, but also for the great tunes that include "Stereo Space Man", "In A Modal Tone", and "Ballade For Drums"! (Jazz, Now Sound) LP, Vinyl record album
(A beautiful stereo copy!)

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✨✧ Dick SchoryMusic For Bang, Baaroom, & Harp ... LP
RCA, 1958. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A classic bit of percussion madness from RCA – featuring conductor Dick Schory at the head of the "biggest battery of percussion west of Cape Canaveral"! The set was recorded in Chicago, and includes local studio talents like Bobby Christian and Johnny Frigo, as well as Schory himself. Titles include "Baia", "Holiday In A Hurry", "Duel On The Skins", and "Typee". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove.)

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Ananda ShankarAnanda Shankar & His Music ... CD
Far Eastern Sunshine (Germany), 1975. New Copy ... $8.99 16.99
One of the greatest albums ever by one of the most compelling figures in Indian music! Ananda Shankar's been chronicled elsewhere and often on these pages – so by this point, you probably already know that he's a renegade pioneer who combined funky grooves with sitars and tablas, forging a whole new sound in Indian music that's still having quite a bit of influence today. This 1975 album is a stunner – way more open-minded than his other album for Reprise, with tracks that push the funky groove a lot farther than you'd expect, swirling percussion, organ, guitar, tablas, moog, and sitar all together into an unbelievable sound that will leave you breathless! Titles include "Dancing Drums", "Streets Of Calcutta", "Back Home", "Renunciation", "Dawn", and "The Lonely Rider". (Global Grooves, Now Sound) CD

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Spotnicks/Russ Garcia/Ron GoodwinOut Of This World (Music In Orbit/Fantastica) ... CD
El (UK), Mid 50s. New Copy ... $6.99 13.99
Space age pop galore – from a trio of very groovy sources! The Spotnicks start out the set with three cool guitar instrumentals – "Telstar", "Moonshot", and "Rocket Man" – done in their great blend of Ventures guitar modes and offbeat Joe Meek production styles – with a sound that's years ahead of its time! Next is the excellent album Out Of This World – from Brit arranger Ron Goodwin, with production by the legendary George Martin! The album was billed as Music In Orbit here in the US – and is a wonderful album of space-age easy listening! The album features no electronics, but Goodwin's use of soaring strings is somewhere between the Fantastic Planet soundtrack and some of the later moogy albums in the 60s. Scoring is richly sophisticated, with a complicated approach to the material that would befit a high-end 50s sci-fi soundtrack – made even better by the excellent cover, which features a beautiful purple painting of a rocket blasting off of a planet in space. The whole thing's perhaps a bit more romantic than spooky, but the mood changes nicely from track to track to keep things fresh. Titles include "The Moon", "The Venus Waltz", "Mercury Gets The Message", "The Sun", "Jumping Jupiter", and "Martians On Parade". Last up is Russ Garcia's Fantastica – one of the space-age bachelor pad electronic classics! Russ Garcia was mostly a jazz arranger in his day – but he does a good job of scoring some moody sci-fi tracks for this set – mixing full orchestrations with some great electronics handled by Ted Keep, all in a format that replicates a journey through the universe – with stops at lots of unusual galaxies along the way! The album's got a great mix of complicated strings and woodwinds, which offset the spooky electronics nicely – and although playful, the record also represents some of Garcia's most serious scoring on record. Titles include "Into Space", "Nova", "Monster's Of Jupiter", "Red Sands Of Mars", and "Moon Rise". CD

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Anthony TamburelloMusic Tailored To Your Taste ... LP
Everest, 1958. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing in the slip case cover, with a vintage price tag and some splitting in the top seam.)

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VariousBackground Music Vol 2 (10 inch LP) ... LP
Capitol, 1953. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ Brian BennettDrama Montage Vols 1 & 2 ... CD
Bruton Music/Vocalion (UK), 1978/1979. New Copy 2 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
Hard-driving work from UK sound library hero Brian Bennett – an artist who gave us so much great funky work at the start of the 70s, and who's still going strong here at the other end of the decade! Both records are mighty nice – a mixture of familiar funk with some deeper tones that are equally compelling – almost with the full flourish of a film soundtrack in scope,a nd with a good focus on some of the strongest standout numbers, which are occasionally presented with a bit of variation. Instrumentation is a mix of keyboards, guitar, horns, and some great low-end elements – and the package features both albums, with titles that include "Eye Opener", "Girl Alone", "Pussy Foot", "In Danger", "Routine Check", "Villain", "Hip Joint", "Psychopath", "Thrash", and "Heavy Traffic". (Sound Library, Now Sound) CD

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Frank ChacksfieldAll Time Top TV Themes ... CD
Phase 4/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1966. New Copy ... $9.99 15.99
A sweet little take on the TV theme world of the 60s – served up by Brit maestro Frank Chacksfield at a level that's maybe a little bit more groovy than some of his other records from the time! Frank's still working with a very full orchestra, but the songs themselves have an inherently cool quality that his musicians can't help to pick up – as they make their way through versions of "Rawhide", "Route 66", "Dragnet", "Alfred Hitchcock Theme", "Dick Van Dyke Show", "Man From UNCLE", "Bonanza", "Marriage", and "Peter Gunn". CD

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✨✧ Buddy CollettePolynesia ... LP
Music & Sound/Trunk (UK), Late 50s. New Copy (reissue)... $27.99
A unique, rare, and wonderful album from reedman Buddy Collette – very different than any of his better-known work of the 50s – and a complex little set that really shows off a whole new side of his talents! The album was issued by a tiny label away from the LA scene – and has Buddy blending jazz and exotica, but at a level that's way hipper than any of the more mainstream bachelor pad records of the period – maybe even pointing the way towards the very cool records that Buddy would cut overseas. The group is great – very hip – with Gerald Wilson on trumpet, Gene Cipriano on reeds, Justin DiTullo on cello, Red Callender on bass and tuba, Earl Palmer on drums, and either Al Viola or Billy Bean on guitar – very versatile jazz musicians who really follow Buddy's lead on the unusual tunes. Colette himself plays flute and a bit of clarinet – and the set also features some cool vocals from singer Marni Nixon. The "Polynesian Suite" features a bit of narration – and other tunes include "Flight", "Gaugin", "Singapore Sling", and "Japanese Suite". (Jazz, Now Sound) LP, Vinyl record album

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Ananda ShankarAnanda Shankar (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Reprise/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99 27.98
Insanely fantastic! Ananda Shankar was one of the hippest sitar players of the 60s – an artist who was not only steeped in the strongest traditions of Indian music heard in other more mainstream players, but one who also had a keen ear for modder and funkier grooves of the time! This rare American set by Ananda is one of his greatest ever – a brilliant mix of funky backings and tripped out sitar work – done in a way that blends together soul, funk, and rock – all given a particularly cool Indian twist. The vibe is very much in the best funky Bollywood style – but was actually done years before most Bollywood funk – and the set includes great covers of "Jumpin Jack Flash" and "Light My Fire", plus great original tracks like "Sagar (The Ocean)", "Snow Flower", "Dance Indra", and "Metamorphosis". (Global Grooves, Now Sound) LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ Warren BarkerWarren Barker Is In ... LP
Warner, 1959. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Hip groovy loungey sounds from the guy who arranged and conducted the music to 77 Sunset Strip! Tracks have goofy names like "Cappucino", "Cafe Expresso", and "Hit The Road to Dreamland" – and the album's got a beatnik jazz feel that's very nice! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a price sticker remnant.)

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Brass Ring featuring Phil BodnerDisadvantages Of You ... LP
Dunhill, 1967. Near Mint- ... $2.99
A real gem from The Brass Ring – and an album that has a goofy cover designed to recall the famous TV commercial that used the title hit! The record itself is a work of pure genius – tightly compressed easy instrumentals, all in that unique Brass Ring mode – a sound that's sweetly stepping, slightly Latin, and peppered with great sax parts on top of slinky organ lines! The groove is much more stripped-down than other material of its type at the time, with sax in the lead, and small combo rhythms that really sound great – almost a distillation of all the best 60s influences from bossa Brazil and A&M. Tracks are wonderful too – and titles include "Music To Watch Girls By", "The Dis-Advantages Of You", "I Will Wait For You", "The Dating Game", and "A Man & A Woman". All this, and a wonderful cover of a short old guy with a tall sexy blonde! LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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Artie ButlerHave You Met Miss Jones? ... LP
A&M, 1968. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $9.99
Groovy! This is a great A&M/CTI album of easy funky grooves, with all the great backing you'd expect on a record like this! Players include Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, and Jerome Richardson – and of course, Artie Butler, who plays piano and ondioline in a very groovy way. The whole thing has that perfect blend of easy scoring and funky jazz that you find on the best early A&M/CTI albums – and it includes lots of nice cuts like "The Loop", "Max's Brazilian What", "In The Heat Of The Night", and "Music for Night People". (Jazz, Now Sound) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout hole, light wear, and an ink stamp on back.)

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Bobby CallenderRainbow ... LP
MGM, 1968. Very Good ... $29.99
A weird one. The album's sort of a trippy mix of psychedlia, soul, and jazziness – with production by Alan Lorber in a similar style to other projects of his from the same time (like the Lotus Palace album on Verve.) Bobby Callender sings in a style that's infused with a sense of knowledge and righteousness, but which is also a bit more devoid of soul than you'd expect from the cool cover of the album. Still, he's got some nice musicians backing him up, and a blend of instruments that includes organ, funky drums, and even sitar – so the overall sound's pretty cool. Titles include "Rainbow", "Symphonic Pictures", "A Man", "Mother Superior", and "Purple". (Soul, Now Sound) LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM promo copy. Cover has some patches of peeled paper, and light staining along the bottom seam from moisture. Also has a "DJ" sticker on the front. Includes original insert.)

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David AxelrodSong Of Innocence ... CD
Capitol/Now Again, 1968. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
One of a handful of amazing albums recorded by David Axelrod towards the end of the 60s – really stunning, genre-breaking music that was years ahead of its time – and which has only finally been getting its due in more recent decades! At the time of the record, Axelrod was a house producer at Capitol Records – where he'd created big hits for Lou Rawls and Cannonball Adderley – and he'd also been experimenting a bit with studio techniques for other rock groups. But here, the Axe brings all his experience into play – then sends things soaring to the skies – with music based on the work of poet William Blake, but delivered in this totally groovy west coast 60s mode. The core of the instrumentation features funky drums from Earl Palmer and bass from Carole Kaye – both of whom really keep things rock-solid amidst the larger mix of strings and instruments directed by the great Don Randi – who himself is pretty darn wonderful too. The music has nice snatches of fuzz and organ throughout – jazzy moments, funky passages, and lots more too – served up on tunes that include much-sampled song "Holy Thursday" – plus "The Smile", "A Dream", "Song Of Innocence", and "The Mental Traveler". William Blake never sounded so funky! (Jazz, Now Sound) CD
(Fantastic reissue – new remastering, and a big booklet of notes on the music!)

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