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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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Eddie CanoSound Of Music & The Sound Of Cano ... LP
Reprise, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A pretty darn nice record – despite what you might think! Sure, the tunes are all pulled from the soundtrack to Sound Of Music – but Eddie Cano Latinizes each and every one of them, using his hard piano style and light percussion to turn them into jaunty groovers with a jazzy finish that will mostly make you forget where you've heard the tunes before! The whole thing's a delight – much more so than we expected – and the arrangements are spare, with plenty of room for jazzy soloing by Eddie. Titles include "An Ordinary Couple", "No Way To Stop It", "My Favorite Things", "Something Good", and "How Can Love Survive". (Latin, Now Sound) LP, Vinyl record album
(Tri-color stereo pressing. Cover has a small cutout grommet.)

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John Clegg & His OrchestraMusic For Nervous People ... LP
RCA, 1958. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Living Stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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Milton DeluggMusic For Monsters, Munsters, Mummies, & Other TV Fiends (green vinyl pressing – 45rpm) ... LP
Epic/Real Gone, 1964. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99 28.99
A gem of a record from the glory days of the American horror scene – particularly that point when the b-movie world got so camp, folks were able to have a bit of a laugh at its expense! Milton Delugg crafted this cool little set at a time when the airwaves were brimming over with The Munsters, Adams Family, and late night monster flicks – and the sound is kind of an extension of the musical modes of both shows, taken through straighter instrumental arrangements! Sonny Lester produced the set, and allows for a good number of jazzy elements – particularly on organ, which is used a fair bit throughout – probably played by a great musician whose name never got to appear on the credits. There's also electric guitar and lots of very dynamic horn parts – on titles that include "Bewitched", "Theme For Frankenstein", "Ghost Meets Ghoul", "Theme For Dracula", "The Outer Limits", "Adams Family", "Munsters Theme", and "Theme For The Thing". (Halloween, Now Sound) LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 900 – on "Ghoulish" green vinyl! Plays at 45rpm for added fidelity.)

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Electric Moog OrchestraMusic From Close Encounters Of The Third Kind ... LP
Musicor, 1977. Very Good ... $2.99
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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✨✧ Percy FaithMusic Of Christmas (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Real Gone, 1959. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A set that has the lush Percy Faith approach turned towards a host of seasonal tunes – a rising blend of horns and orchestrations that come across here with maybe even a more moving quality than on some of Percy's other albums! The tunes are mostly familiar carols, served up with full strings and some occasional playful moments – usually instrumental, but with a touch of chorus vocals from time to time – often just a chorus making a bit of "oohs" in the background. Titles include "Deck The Halls", "Joy To The World", "Good King Wencelas", "The First Noel", "O Holy Night", "Holly & The Ivy", "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen", and "Silent Night". CD also features 7 bonus tracks – including "Toyland", "March Of The Toys", "My Favorite Things", "Be A Santa", and "Brazilian Sleigh Bells". (Holiday Music, Now Sound) CD

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Jack FascinatoMusic from A Surplus Store ... LP
Capitol, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $28.99
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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Jackie GleasonMusic For Lovers Only ... LP
Capitol, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $2.99
Music for lovers – and some languid lovers at that – thanks to some perfect mellow moods set by Jackie Gleason! The set's one of Jackie's undisputed classics for Capitol Records in the 50s – perfect sounds to woo a winsome lass, made slightly sexier by some great trumpet solos by Bobby Hackett – a player whose horn always seemed plenty at home amidst the larger arrangements provided by Gleason. And while Jackie's performances on TV were always pretty dynamic and explosive, his sound on record is something else entirely – as you'll hear on tracks that include "Alone Together", "I Cover The Waterfront", "Some Day", "Body & Soul", "My Love For Carmen", and "Love Is Here To Stay". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing. Cover has a small stain on the bottom right with some delaminating.)

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✨✧ Jay Gordon Concert OrchestraMusic From Another World ... LP
Tops, 1957. Very Good ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light stains with some flaking/stuck-on paper on the bottom 3 inches.)

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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 ... $14.99
(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+ ... $2.99
... 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- ... $9.99
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- ... $4.99
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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Sy OliverDance Music For People Who Don't Dance Any More ... LP
Riverside, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
(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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John Parker OrchestraSound Of Conversations In Music ... LP
Medallion, 1960. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $7.99
(Jazz, Now Sound) LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has some gloss separation at the top seam.)

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Louis PrimaWonderland By Night – Pretty Music – Prima Style Vol 2 ... LP
Dot, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $5.99
(Vocalists, Now Sound) LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Henri ReneMusic For The Weaker Sex ... LP
RCA, 1958. Very Good+ ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has surface wear and some splitting on the top seam.)

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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 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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Sauter-Finegan OrchestraNew Directions In Music (10 inch LP) ... LP
RCA, Early 50s. Very Good- ... Just Sold Out!
Early stuff by this wildly creative orchestra, including classics like "Doodletown Fifers", "Stop! Sit Down! Relax! Think!", and "Azure Te". (Jazz, Now Sound) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, aging, and a small name in pen on back.)

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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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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+ ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
 
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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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Marvin StammBop Boy ... CD
Amerco/Music Masters, 1990. Used ... $3.99
(Jazz, Now Sound) CD
(Out of print, please note that the pages of the booket are stuck together & is priced accordingly.)
 
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Laurindo AlmeidaViva Bossa Nova! ... LP
Capitol, 1962. Very Good+ ... $7.99
A sweet little album from Laurindo Almeida and his "Bossa Nova All Stars" – not a group of Brazilian musicians, and instead a hip set of LA players who really help make the set sparkle! There's a bit more jazz here than on some of Laurindo's other Capitol records of the time – a great 60s update to the groove he first forged in the 50s with Bud Shank – featuring even more swinging rhythms, inventive instrumentation, and a slightly larger group with players who include Jimmy Rowles on organ, Howard Roberts on guitar, Bob Cooper on tenor, Don Fagerquist on trumpet, Justin Gordon on flute, and Shelly Manne, Chico Guerrero, and Milt Holland on percussion! The use of organ is especially nice – a warm wave of sound on top of some great bossa rhythms – and titles include "Naked City Theme", "Teach Me Tonight", "Desafinado", "Mr Lucky", "Theme From Route 66", and "One Note Samba". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing.)

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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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✨✧ David AxelrodSong Of Innocence ... LP
Capitol/Now Again, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
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) LP, Vinyl record album
(Fantastic reissue – new remastering, and a big booklet of notes on the music!)
Also available Song Of Innocence ... CD 14.99

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Jim Backus/Dennis FarnonMagoo In Hi Fi ... LP
RCA, 1956. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A pretty darn cool record – almost an audio cartoon, of sorts, as Jim Backus talks his way through some Mister Magoo routines, with musical backings by Dennis Farnon. The record's actually more entertaining than most of the Magoo cartoons – as the use of voice and music is pretty dynamic, very much in keeping with the RCA hi-fi standards of the time. Routines include "The Little Boy Blew", "Not So Simple Simon", "The Little Miss Muffed It", "Hip Pocket Full Of Rye", and "Le Jazz Warm". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has split seams.)

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Brass Ring featuring Phil BodnerDisadvantages Of You ... LP
Dunhill, 1967. Near Mint- ... $1.99
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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Bobby CallenderRainbow ... LP
MGM, 1968. Very Good ... $24.99
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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Eddie CanoCano Plays Mancini ... LP
Reprise, Early 60s. Very Good- ... $4.99
What a great combination – the Latin piano of Eddie Cano and the magical compositions of Henry Mancini! Eddie's working here with a small combo that includes bass, drums, and conga – and he starts out slow and moody with Mancini's music, then starts kicking it up with that heavy-grooving piano style that we always love in his work from the time. Titles include tunes from Peter Gunn, Mr Lucky, and Breakfast At Tiffanys – with titles that that include "Joanna", "Latin Golightly", "Baby Elephant Walk", "March Of The Cue Balls", "Mr Lucky", and "Sorta Blue". (Latin, Now Sound) LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has aged tape on the top seam, a promo sticker, and some light stains and marker on back.)

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✨✧ Jimmy Carroll/Red CampSpeed the Parting Guest/Hot-Tempered Clavichord ... CD
Cook, Mid 50s. New Copy Gatefold ... About November 1, 2019
Great work from the legendary Cook label – a full album that combines two earlier 10" albums of experimental sounds! First up is Speed The Parting Guest, a wonderful combination of music and sound effects – very similar to some of the bigger label work from artists like Jack Fascinato or Dean Elliott over at Capitol Records in the late 50s, but an even more sonically-sensitive session done for the smaller Cook imprint! Jimmy Carroll leads an assortment of vibes, bells, harps, toys, percussion, and other odd instruments – all in a weird and playful mix of melodies that almost come across like mini-cartoons in sound! There's not much in the way of larger or conventional instrumentation – which makes Jimmy's work even different than bigger label experiments like this – and the recording quality from Cook really makes all the odd sounds come through with great clarity! Titles include "Happy Little Woodpile", "Tinkle Tinkle Little Bell", "Speed The Parting Guest", and "Hong Kong Local". Next up is The Hot Tempered Clavichord – a session that features mostly clavichord musings from Red Camp – more of a rootsy pianist on other records, but working here on an electrified clavichord – which is a bit like an electric harpsichord in sound, only rougher! The tracks are these cool electric boogie-woogie numbers – and include "Ragout", "Blues In Minore", and "The One I Love". CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)
 
 
 



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