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24th Street BandShare Your Dreams ... CD
Sony (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $19.99
The second album from this crossover fusion project from Hiram Bullock and crew – done in a style that's tighter and more focused than their first! There's a pleasantly poppy style to some of the tunes – in a mode that brings rock-like production alongside jazzier influences, almost in ... (Jazz) read more CD
(UHQ-CD – Ultimate Hi Quality CD pressing!)

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TyWork Of Heart ... CD
Jazz Refreshed (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $13.99
Nice one from Brit hip hop mainstay Ty – living up to the title with personal lyricism from the heart, but soulful a broader, universal sense too – with appearances by John Robinson, Deborah Jordan, N'fa Jones, Julie Dexter, Umar Bin Hassan and more! Ty is hands on with the production ... (Hip Hop) read more CD
Also available Work Of Heart ... LP 26.99

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TymesTurning Point (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/FTG, 1976. New Copy ... $8.99 13.98
A sweet set of tracks from The Tymes – a great turning point in their career, and a record that's maybe their strongest from the RCA years! By the time of the set, the group was really rolling along – fitted with 2 new female members, and coming together with a harmonic strength that ... (Soul) read more CD

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McCoy TynerExpansions ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $18.99
A really mindblowing session from McCoy Tyner – perfectly titled "Expansions" to showcase the change in his style at the time! The record is one of Tyner's first larger group efforts – and is a brilliant example of the expansion of his talents in the post-Coltrane years ... (Jazz) read more CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Oded TzurTranslator's Note ... CD
Yellow Bird (Germany), 2017. New Copy ... $7.99 15.99
Tenorist Oded Tzur is the leader, but the album also gets some wonderful energy from the piano of Shai Maestro – whose sound here is equally important to the success of the set! Tzur has a way of working these sharp, deep tones out of his instrument – almost with an ancient quality at ... (Jazz) read more CD

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U-NamEssential Collection ... CD
Skytown, Late 2000s/2010s. New Copy ... $7.99
A strong overview of recent sounds from U-Nam – one of the few contemporary guitarists to inherit the best 70s styles of artists like George Benson or David T Walker – and a set that also features a few new titles too! Like both of those jazz giants, U-Nam has a way of playing with a ... (Neo Soul) read more CD

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James Blood UlmerFreelancing ... CD
Sony/Wounded Bird, 1981. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
A major label set, but one that stays very true to the new ideals that James Blood Ulmer was trying to bring to jazz guitar at the time – a really revolutionary style that moves beyond simple genre conventions, and embraces a whole world of new ideas that would inspire others in the decade to ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Umii (Reva DeVito & B Bravo)This Time ... CD
Fresh Selects, 2018. New Copy ... $7.99
Singer Reva DeVito is right on top of the grooves here – adding her upbeat, positive vocal style to the lightly crackling energy of the tunes! Rhythms are straightforward, instrumentation is nice and light, but there's always a forward-moving quality to the cuts – underground club with ... (Neo Soul) read more CD

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Piero UmilianiTra Scienza E Fantascienza ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1976. New Copy ... $16.99
A wonderful sound library set from the great Piero Umiliani – and a record that's filled with some of his coolest electronics ever! The feel of the record is very much in keeping with the image on the cover – kind of sci fi, but kind of playful too – a wonderful blend of ... (Soundtracks) read more CD
(Comes in a slim jewel case.)

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Unisono Quartet/TaivaantemppeliJazz Liisa 1 & 2 – Live In Studio 1973 ... CD
Svart (Finland), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $5.99
A pair of live recordings from the vaults of the Finnish Broadcasting Corporation – two excellent jazz performances from the 70s! Unisono is a wonderful group that mixes the piano and Fender Rhodes of funk legend Olli Ahvenlahti with these soulful, angular reed lines from Paroni Paakkunainen ... (Jazz) read more CD

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(U)nity(U)nity Is Power ... CD
Ropeadope, 2017. New Copy ... $4.99 13.99
Unity through diversity from (U)nity! At the core, players Michael Valeanu, Axel Tosca, Chris Smith, Max Cudworth and Amaury Acosta bring a strong backdrop of Afro-Cuban inspired percussion, exciting early fusion-flavored electric guitar, sax and spacey keys, and with a huge group of contributors ... (Jazz) read more CD

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US 69Yesterday's Folk ... CD
Buddah/Intermusic (Spain), 1969. New Copy ... $13.99
An excellent bit of tripped-out jazz rock from this obscure combo – somewhat in the spirit of the bigger jazz-influenced groups of the time, but with an edge that's rougher, which makes for some nice funky undercurrents on the best numbers! The group's got a lineup that includes saxes, piano ... (Rock) read more CD
(Limited edition.)

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Caterina Valente/Alaide Costa/Maysa/Dolores DuranWomen Of Bossa Nova Vol 1 (Bossa Classica/Joia Moderna/Tom Jobim For Maysa/Dolores Duran & Her Interpreters) ... CD
El (UK), Early 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $11.99
A very cool collection of female bossa nova records – one that really goes way past the usual! First up is Bossa Classica by Caterina Valente – a German singer by birth, but one who was really open to new styles from around the world – including lots of jazz, Latin, and Brazilian ... (Brazil) read more CD

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Marcos Valle & OthersMarcos Valle Songbook Vol 1 ... CD
Lumiar/Sony (Brazil), 1998. New Copy ... $13.99
A fantastic collection that was part of a huge return to fame for Marcos Valle during the 90s – a time when he was emerging from obscurity and recording great music of his own – and also finally getting his due from some of his Brazilian contemporaries too! The collection features new ... (Brazil) read more CD

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Ken Vandermark & Michael SnowDuol ... CD
Corbett vs. Dempsey, 2015. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99
The album's titled after the 1960 Michael Snow painting that graces the cover – but it features recently-recorded music that remind us that Snow's still a hell of an improviser too! Snow's is maybe best known to most for his important experimental film work of the 60s and 70s – but as ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Edgar VareseComplete Works Of Edgar Varese Vol 1 (Complete Works/Music Of Edgar Varese/Sound Spectacular) (3CD set) ... CD
El (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 3CDs ... $18.99
A trio of albums that represent important early recordings of compositions by groundbreaking sonic genius Edgar Varese! First is the album Complete Works – an early series of recordings supervised by composer Edgard Varese – featuring versions of what were then his complete works! The ... (Out Sound) read more CD

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Dolores VargasLa Terremoto – Anana Funk Hip – 1970 to 1975 ... CD
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), Early 70s. New Copy ... $16.99
Fierce Spanish funk from the 70s – served up here by the wild female singer Dolores Vargas! The style here is maybe a bit different than what you might be used to if you only know American soul – but there's plenty of heavy basslines, tight horns, and funky drums – all to serve ... (Latin) read more CD

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Sylvie VartanSylvie Vartan En Anglais – Et En Americain ... CD
RCA/Ace (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $9.99
Sylvie Vartan was one of the grooviest singers in France during the 60s – part of that great wave of female talent that also included Francoise Hardy and France Gall – and although her French recordings are very well-remembered and reissued, she also cut a number of more obscure English ... (French) read more CD

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Pierre VassiliuFace B – 1965 to 1981 ... CD
Born Bad (France), Late 60s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $13.99
Wonderful work by one of the more unique talents in French music during the late 60s and early 70s – a singer/songwriter who might be viewed as a quirkier denizen of the same space as singers like Serge Gainsbourg or Michel Polnareff! Pierre Vassiliu is clearly very much his own man – ... (French) read more CD

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Sarah VaughanFeelin Good ... CD
Mainstream/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $9.99
Sarah Vaughn hit a very groovy new style on her handful of records for the Mainstream label in the early 70s – a new approach that offered her amazing voice a way to stretch out with some of the new sophistication of the time! The arrangements are still jazz, but they've taken a direction ... (Vocalists) read more CD
Also available Feelin Good ... LP 2.99

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Sarah VaughanLive In Japan Vol 2 ... CD
Mainstream/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $13.99
A 70s set from Sarah Vaughan, but one that's recorded in a classic small combo mode – acoustic overall, and a bit of a change from her other sessions for Mainstream Records! The date's a live one, and the tracks are taken at a looser level than some of Vaughan's studio work – a bit ... (Vocalists) read more CD
(Part of the Mainstream Records Master Collection!)

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Sarah VaughanLonely Hours ... CD
Roulette/Warner (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... $9.99
Fantastic Roulette Records material from Sarah Vaughan – and exactly the kind of set that demonstrates the new level of maturity she hit at the label! The cover and title might make you expect a Wee Small Hours sort of record, but the approach is more varied, and really shows off all of ... (Vocalists) read more CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Sarah VaughanSarah Sings Soulfully ... CD
Roulette/Warner (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... $9.99
The title's no lie – as Sarah Vaughan sings here in some very soulful company – thanks to arrangements from Gerald Wilson, which make this record one of the standout from her years on Roulette Records! The other players aren't listed, but they're clearly the kind of top-shelf bunch ... (Vocalists) read more CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)
Also available Sarah Sings Soulfully ... LP 8.99

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Sarah VaughanSarah Vaughan & The Jimmy Rowles Quintet ... CD
Mainstream/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $13.99
A fantastic 70s album from the great Sarah Vaughan – maybe one of her best small combo sessions of the decade – and a set that also makes room for some great instrumental contributions too! As you'd guess from the title, the group features the great Jimmy Rowles on piano – having ... (Vocalists) read more CD

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✨✧ Ruby Velle & The SoulphonicsStage Of All Things ... CD
Soulphonics, 2018. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
Ruby Velle's got one of those voices that will no doubt make her huge – soaring and powerful, right from the very first notes – with a capable confidence that could probably take on just about any style of music, but which is especially great here in the company of the Soulphonics combo! ... (Deep Funk) read more CD

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Venus All StarsVenus Jazz Night – Isola Jazz Festival ... CD
Venus (Japan), 2017. New Copy 2CD ... $21.99
A beautiful live performance – recorded in Italy, but by a group of musicians who record for Japan's Venus Records label – easily one of the classiest jazz imprints of the past decade or two! And as a further twist, a number of the artists here are American – which makes the ... (Jazz) read more CD

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VibratorsEpic Years 1976 to 1978 (Pure Mania/V2/In Session At The BBC/Live At The Marquee 1977/bonus tracks) (4CD set) ... CD
Epic/Anagram (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 4CD ... $18.99
A huge document of this early UK punk group – in a special set that includes their first two albums, BBC material, a live set, and even bonus tracks too! First up is the classic Pure Mania – the first and best album by the Vibrators, a band that maybe can't really be considered as ... (Rock) read more CD

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✨✧ Village PeopleGo West ... CD
Casablanca/Universal (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $13.99
The only "west" these guys have gone is the West Village – the home of their aesthetic, and a post-Stonewall playground that was getting very firmly noticed by the mainstream by this point! The album's their last big one for Casablanca – and features arrangements from Horace ... (Soul) read more CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)

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Miroslav VitousBass (aka Mountain In The Clouds) ... CD
Vortex/BGO (UK), 1972. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the greatest moments ever from bassist Miroslav Vitous – a very cool album recorded for the trippy Vortex label! The lineup here has Miroslav working with key help from the American underground – piano from Herbie Hancock, tenor from Joe Henderson, and drums from Jack DeJohnette ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Voices Of East HarlemVoices Of East Harlem/Can You Feel It ... CD
Soul Brother (UK), 1973/1974. New Copy ... $14.99
A pair of wonderful records from this legendary soul group – back to back on a single CD! First up is the Voices Of East Harlem album – masterpiece of sweet group soul! This was the first secular record cut by The Voices Of East Harlem – a group who'd had an earlier gospel-tinged ... (Soul) read more CD

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VSOP (Herbie Hancock, et al)Five Stars ... CD
Sony/Wounded Bird, 1979. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
A killer album by this legendary jazz supergroup – a Japanese-only set that we'd rank right up there with some of Herbie Hancock's Japanese albums from the same time! The group features Herbie on piano, Wayne Shorter on tenor, Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Ron Carter on bass, and Tony Williams ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Mal WaldronMal Waldron Trio ... CD
Karim/SeriE.WOC (Italy), 1966. New Copy ... $19.99
One of the rarest Mal Waldron albums of the 60s – and one of the best, as well – an obscure trio date recorded in Italy, filled with original compositions, and a great link between Mal's hardbop work of the 50s and his freer sounds to come! There's a nice sense of darkness throughout ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Bennie Wallace with Chick CoreaMystic Bridge ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Germany), 1982. New Copy ... $13.99
Tenorist Bennie Wallace has a rock-solid group here – a quartet that features pianist Chick Corea hitting some of his more hard-edged acoustic modes – alongside the excellent bassist Eddie Gomez and Charles Mingus' drummer Dannie Richmond! The lineup is almost unusual, but works ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the Enja Jazz Master Works series!)

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George WallingtonKnight Music ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1956. New Copy ... $9.99
Great work from bop legend George Wallington – one of the last records in an initial run of 50s strengths from the pianist – and a set that features some great original compositions of his own! The set's a bit unusual for Atlantic Records at the time – almost more of a Prestige ... (Jazz) read more CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)
Also available Knight Music ... LP 24.99

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Cedar WaltonBeyond Mobius ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $9.99
A great electric set from Cedar Walton – and a set that moves beyond his previous Mobius album, in case you couldn't guess from the title! The style here is a bit more tightly arranged – with some backup vocals on a few cuts, which underscore the core jazzy elements from Walton on a ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Cedar WaltonCharmed Circle – Live At Keystone Korner ... CD
High Note, 1979. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
A sweet lost set from the mighty Cedar Walton – material recorded at the end of the 70s, and served up with feel that definitely matches that time! Cedar's playing Fender Rhodes on two of the album's seven tracks – and he uses the electric piano in this wonderfully blocky way – ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Ellen Andrea WangBlank Out ... CD
Jazzland (Norway), 2017. New Copy ... $9.99
Compelling vocal work from Ellen Andrea Wang – a singer who also plays acoustic bass alongside her lyrics, which seems to unlock a jazzy current in the music! Wang's a new addition to the Jazzland label – and like some of the imprint's other work, there's a real genre-bending style ... (Rock) read more CD
Also available Blank Out ... LP 12.99

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✨✧ Leon WareLeon Ware (1972) ... CD
United Artists/Universal (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $13.99
Sublime work from Leon Ware – the mellow soul master who's one of our favorite talents of the 70s! This album is Leon's first – recorded years before he did his records for Motown and Elektra – and it's done with a less polished sound that's a striking contrast to some of his ... (Soul) read more CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)

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Dionne WarwickOdds & Ends – Scepter Records Rarities ... CD
Scepter/Real Gone, 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $16.99 17.98
A deep excavation of long buried gems from Dionne Warwick's Scepter Records era – bringing out rare alternate versions of a few of the biggest hits with Bacharach/David, a handful of underappreciated album tracks, some great foreign language versions of singles for the international market ... (Soul) read more CD

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Albert Washington with Lonnie MackBlues & Soul Man ... CD
Fraternity/Ace (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $7.99 18.98
An overlooked genius who could easily stand next to the biggest talents of the Memphis scene – but who never totally got his due, given that Albert Washington mostly worked and recorded in Ohio! Yet that farther setting still also gave him a great home in the Fraternity label, who did a ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Kamasi WashingtonEpic (3CD set) ... CD
Brainfeeder, 2015. New Copy 3 CDs ... $26.99 28.98
A modern day spiritual jazz treasure – completely wonderful all the way through, and a set you might well file proudly next to your classics from John Coltrane and Pharoah Sanders! The record's as epic as it promises in the title – a three volume journey in jazz, headed by tenorist ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Kamasi WashingtonHarmony Of Difference ... CD
Young Turks, 2017. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
Pure fantasticness from the great Kamasi Washington – a set that's much more compact than his sprawling Epic, but which has an equally wonderful vibe overall! The album features material that Washington performed at the Whitney Biennial – to accompany paintings by his sister – ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Sadao WatanabeLive In Nemuro 1977 ... CD
JVC/Red River, 1977. New Copy ... $9.99 15.99
A totally wonderful little record from Japanese reedman Sadao Watanabe – and maybe one of his funkiest albums too! There's a groove here that you don't always here on Watanabe's records – a nice modal bounce on the first cut, some fierce funky fusion at other points, and even a return ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Sadao WatanabeMbali Africa ... CD
Sony (Japan), 1974. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99
A fantastic live set of spiritual soulful post-Coltrane jazz! The great reed player Sadao Watanabe is playing here with a group that includes some of the best Japanese jazz musicians of the past 40 years – Takehiro Honda, Terumasa Hino, Motohiko Hino, and Isao Suzuki, among others. The ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Sadao WatanabeMusic Break (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Takt/Sony (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... $26.99
Beautiful bossa from the Japanese scene of the 60s – a live set from saxophonist Sadao Watanabe, cut during a run of excellent Brazilian inspired sessions at the time! The group on the set is a sextet with Masabumi Kikuchi on piano – and although a few tracks appear to have additional ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Sadao WatanabeSadao Plays Beatles & Bacharach (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Takt/Columbia (Japan), 1968. New Copy Gatefold ... $26.99
A really great setting for the reed talents of the young Sadao Watanabe – as the music of Burt Bacharach and The Beatles give him a fresh showcase for his sound! The Bacharach material is handled a bit like Watanabe's take on bossa tunes – with fuller backings, but a strong focus on ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Sadao Watanabe & Brazilian 8Sadao Meets Brazilian Friends (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Takt/Columbia (Japan), 1968. New Copy Gatefold ... $26.99
A really great meeting of talents – legendary reedman Sadao Watanabe, who'd already done plenty to bring the bossa nova to Japan by the time of this record – and a host of Brazilian musicians who further help him expand his groove! The combo is listed as Sadao's Brazilian 8 – and ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Sadao Watanabe & Charlie MarianoIberian Waltz (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Takt/Columbia (Japan), 1967. New Copy Gatefold ... $26.99
A rare recording from Charlie Mariano's "lost" years in Japan – an under-documented period of his career next to earlier American work and later 70s European fusion! At the time of the set, Charlie was living in Japan with (then) wife pianist Toshiko Akioshi – and opening up ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Sadao Watanabe & Charlie MarianoWe Got A New Bag (Sadao & Charlie Again) (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Takt/Columbia (Japan), 1968. New Copy Gatefold ... $26.99
A fantastic collaboration between two very different reed talents – Japanese saxophonist Sadao Watanabe, and Boston legend Charlie Mariano – each of whom seemed to always push each other to new heights in their music! That's definitely the case here, as Charlie lets his growing ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Sadao Watanabe with The Great Jazz TrioBird Of Paradise ... CD
Flying Disk (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $16.99
A fantastic album from saxophonist Sadao Watanabe – and one that stands at a real back-to-basics effort at a time when he was often recording in a more electric mode! The set has Sadao on alto, playing with the Great Jazz Trio of Hank Jones on piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Tony Williams on ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Jimmy WebbAngel Heart (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Real Gone, 1982. New Copy ... $16.99 17.98
A later set from the great Jimmy Webb – the crucial late 60s songwriter who created so many hits for other people before finally stepping out on his own! Jimmy's got a sound here that's a bit like his late 70s albums on Atlantic – well-produced, with maybe an undercurrent of soul ... (Rock) read more CD

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Frank WeberAs Time Flies ... CD
RCA/Sony (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $9.99
Frank Weber's a heck of a songwriter – maybe not the kind who will change your life, but the sort who can definitely pen a sweet little song that's just right for the AOR generation! These songs are surprisingly personal, but also have a nice sort of polish, too – never trying too hard ... (Rock) read more CD
(Part of the great AOR City series from Japan!)

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Frank WeberFrank Weber ... CD
Sony (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $9.99
Excellent work from Frank Weber – maybe not the biggest name from the AOR generation, but maybe that's also what makes him so great! Frank wrote all the songs, and plays piano and Fender Rhodes in the small combo on the set – and there's a strength and focus here that's quite different ... (Rock) read more CD
(Part of the great AOR City series from Japan!)

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Walt WeiskopfWay You Say It ... CD
Posi tone, 2016. New Copy ... $11.99 15.99
Tenor, vibes, and organ – a great combination here in the hands of leader Walt Weiskopf, who also wrote most of the tracks on the record! Walt's records have been some of our favorites on the Posi-Tone label in recent years – and here, he works with label heavyweights Behn Gillece on ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ David Weiss & Point Of DepartureWake Up Call ... CD
Ropeadope, 2017. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Trumpeter David Weiss never fails to give us amazing music, no matter what the setting – and here, he's working with his Point Of Departure group – an ultra-hip lineup that features Myron Waldon and JD Allen on tenor sax, each taking on different parts of the record – plus guitar, ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Kenny WellingtonFree Spirit ... CD
Expansion (UK), 2016. New Copy ... $9.99
A fantastic album from trumpeter Kenny Wellington – one that shows us that the 70s spirit of artists like Roy Ayers and the Mizell Brothers is alive and well – as long as you know where to look! The record's contemporary, but has a really classic blend of jazz and soul – one that ... (Neo Soul) read more CD

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Wells FargoWatch Out (CD & hardcover book) ... CD
Now Again, Late 70s. New Copy ... $9.99 19.98
Funky-strutting genius from Wells Fargo – one of the coolest, heaviest acts to come out of the Zimbabwe scene of the 70s – a moment when hard rock and soulful basslines came together brilliantly, to power the raw edge of a handful of groups like this! The music is maybe more late 60s ... (Global Grooves) read more CD
(Very cool package – a complete 72 page, hardcover book – with loads of notes on the band, and a huge amount of vintage images too!)

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Bugge WesseltoftBugge & Friends ... CD
Jazzland (Norway), 2015. New Copy ... $16.99
Bugge Wessltoft returns to a style that made us first fall in love with him many years back – a hip blend of jazzy instrumentation and more cosmic 21st Century touches – all wrapped up in that sweet style that first put Norway's Jazzland label on the map! Bugge's at the helm on Fender ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Bugge WesseltoftNew Conceptions Of Jazz (3CD set) ... CD
Jazzland/Universal (Norway), 1990s/Early 2000s. New Copy 3CD ... $13.99
Previously unreleased live and studio material from Bugge Wesseltoft – more than a decade's worth of recordings, served up here on 3CDs! The package is a great testament to Bugge's sharp edge over the years – the sounds he first made at the forefront of the underground in the mid 90s, ... (New Grooves) read more CD

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West WingWest Wing ... CD
20th Century/Universal (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $19.99
A darn nice record, and one of the few rare side projects that Barry White handled while working with 20th Century Records – done during the same stretch as his other album projects with Danny Pearson, Tom Brock, and Gloria Scott! West Wing are an LA-based vocal group, with a sweet harmony ... (Soul) read more CD
(SHM-CD pressing! Part of the Diggin Universal Music – supervised by DJ Muro.)

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Mike WestbrookLive (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Cadillac/Hux (UK), 1972. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
Mike Westbrook live, and also a bit more stripped-down than on some of his earlier albums – less of the high concept presentation overall, and more in the mode of the sharper edges of the British scene of the time! The tracks are all longish, and nicely open at points – flowing with a ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Mike WestbrookMarching Song Volumes 1 & 2 (3CD set – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Deram/Turbo (UK), 1969. New Copy 3 CDs ... $18.99
The brilliant third album from Mike Westbrook – a sharp-edged, two volume set with a scathing anti-war theme! The work is Westbrook's first total-concept album, and it's still one of his best – written with an edge that's free from some of the more whimsical touches that showed up in ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Andrew WhiteFat Backin Vol 3 ... CD
Andrew's Music, 1988/1990. New Copy ... $8.99 14.98
A whole new side of genius from the mighty Andrew White – a set that offers some saxophone quintet and sextet performances in which the reedman sometimes seems to work by himself, using overdubs, sometimes in unnamed groups – with a sound that's really amazing! The work here is partly ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Andrew WhiteFat Backin Vol 4 ... CD
Andrew's Music, 1973/1984/1990/2002/2004. New Copy ... $8.99 14.98
A flurry of incredible sounds from saxophonist Andrew White – material that has the musician at his most experimental, and his most personal too! The package features lots of different pieces composed by White – performed in ways that sometimes feature solo saxophone, sometimes a sax ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Andrew WhiteFat Backin Vol 6 ... CD
Andrew's Music, Mid 70s/1979/1985/2007. New Copy ... $8.99 14.98
Maybe the richest volume so far in this excellent series of works by saxophonist Andrew White – a massive batch of recordings that features White working with a big band, a woodwind quintet, and even a string quartet – all to offer up amazing variations on his music! Almost all the ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Andrew WhiteFat Backin Vol 7 ... CD
Andrew's Music, 1968/1987/2003. New Copy ... $8.99 14.98
An album that reveals a surprising side of the talents of saxophonist Andrew White – his ability to mix jazz and more "serious" music – heard here on tracks that blend jazz performance with string, woodwind, and chamber music modes! White plays oboe, alto, and English horn ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Andrew WhiteSaxophonitis Wondersax Series Vol 4 – I Love Japan/Have Band Will Travel ... CD
Andrew's Music, 1979. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
A pair of great records from saxophonist Andrew White – back to back on a single CD! First up is I Love Japan – a great second set from Andrew White's One Step series – a record dedicated to jazz listeners in Japan, but featuring some core elements from the American scene of the ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Andrew WhiteSaxophonitis Wondersax Series Vol 5 – Super Bonus Sampler ... CD
Andrew's Music, Mid 70s. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
Rare tracks from reedman Andrew White's own label – almost all recorded during that mid 70s stretch when White was really on fire, and making some important contributions to the DC jazz scene! White's a hell of a player, and if you've never heard him before, this set's a great place to start ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Barry WhiteLove's Theme – The Best Of The 20th Century Records Singles ... CD
20th Century/Universal, 1970s. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Barry White was one of the undisputed geniuses of 70s soul – a completely new force that helped the music find even more soul and sophistication than ever before – all while still sounding plenty funky too! And while Barry's albums of the decade were mega-hits – as were his ... (Soul) read more CD
Also available Love's Theme – The Best Of The 20th Century Records Singles ... LP 26.99

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Barry WhiteLove's Theme – The Complete 20th Century Records Singles 1973 to 1979 (3CD set) ... CD
20th Century/Universal, 1970s. New Copy 3CD ... $39.99 49.99
Barry White was one of the undisputed geniuses of 70s soul – a completely new force that helped the music find even more soul and sophistication than ever before – all while still sounding plenty funky too! And while Barry's albums of the decade were mega-hits – as were his ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Barry WhiteRight Night & Barry White ... CD
A&M (Japan), 1987. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
It's the late 80s, and Barry White has left behind his string-laden arrangements of the 70s – but the Man himself is still totally great, and finds a way to bring a strong sense of depth to the world of beats, basslines, and keyboards! Instrumentally, the set's pure 80s all the way through ... (Soul) read more CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)

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✨✧ Barrence Whitfield & The SavagesDig Everything – The Early Rounder Albums (Dig Yourself/Call Of The Wild) ... CD
Rounder/Ace (UK), 1985/1987. New Copy ... $12.99 18.99
Two early albums from Barrence Whitfield & The Savages – both on CD for the first time! First up is Dig Yourself – a mid 80s set that hearkens back to the years of 60s soul and garage – served up by one of the hardest working Boston bands of the time – a real precursor ... (Soul) read more CD

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Marva Whitney with Osaka MonaurailLive In Japan ... CD
Shout (Japan), 2006. New Copy ... $22.99
A funky soul double-header – one that features live material both by Osaka Monaurail and the legendary Marva Whitney! The set starts out with a few tracks by OM – playing in that razor-sharp, James Brown-inspired groove that we love so much – easily the greatest contemporary JB-dr ... (Soul) read more CD
(CD comes in slimline case, but with full artwork insert, and professionally printed CD art. Also features some bonus video material too!)

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WhoLive At The Fillmore East 1968 ... CD
Universal, 1968. New Copy 2CDs ... $27.99 28.98
Let's just begin by saying that this album features a 33 minute version of "My Generation"! We probably don't even need to say more, but we will exclaim that this is a searing little live set from The Who – one that comes on with the same sort of power as their legendary Live At ... (Rock) read more CD
Also available Live At The Fillmore East 1968 (3LP set) ... LP 43.99

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WhoMaximum A's & B's – The Complete Singles (5CD set) ... CD
Universal, Late 60s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 5CD ... $49.99 79.99
The complete singles of The Who – but a set that's way more than just a greatest hits package, as it features lots of unusual b-sides that weren't on the famous albums by the group! The package features 86 tracks in all – almost a surprisingly small number, given the importance of The ... (Rock) read more CD

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Chip WickhamLa Sombra ... CD
Lovemonk (Spain), 2017. New Copy ... $7.99
Sublime spiritual sounds from reedman Chip Wickham – part of the new revival of soulful 70s modes that we see in the music of Nat Birchall and Matthew Halsall! Chip lists both of these musicians as key influence in the notes, and we can definitely hear that in the music, too – which is ... (Jazz) read more CD
Also available La Sombra ... LP 16.99

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✨✧ Havard Wiik TrioThis Is Not A Waltz ... CD
Moserobie (Sweden), 2017. New Copy ... $18.99
Definitely not a waltz – if you know the music of pianist Havard Wilk at all – and instead, the kind of cascading sounds we've really come to love from his music on the piano – a unique touch on the keys that's made Wilk one of the most distinct musicians we've heard in years! As ... (Jazz) read more CD
Also available This Is Not A Waltz (180 gram pressing) ... LP 22.99

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Bob Wilber & Scott HamiltonBob Wilber & The Scott Hamilton Quartet ... CD
Chiaroscuro/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $16.99
One of the records that really put saxophonist Scott Hamilton on the map – a well-matched set with reedman Bob Wilber, and a date that has each player taking a different end of the sonic spectrum! Wilber blows alto, soprano, and clarinet – often with a style that maybe hints at trade, ... (Jazz) read more CD

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WilcoBeing There (5CD deluxe edition) ... CD
Nonesuch, 1996. New Copy 5CD (reissue)... $24.99 39.98
A modern country rock masterpiece. Wilco's second album, an unlikely (for its time) major label double album does an incredible job of showing stylistic breadth and sprawl behind lyrical and emotional consistency, arrangements-wise recalling the best of the band's more adventurously rootsy forbears ... (Rock) read more CD
Also available Being There (4LP deluxe edition) ... LP 49.99

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✨✧ Wild CherryWild Cherry ... CD
Sweet City/Epic (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $13.99
Wild Cherry may have been one-hit wonders – but MAN, what a hit! At the time of release, "Play That Funky Music" was seen as a joke on the disco movement – but all these many years later, a quick dip into this self-titled album will show you that Wild Cherry were actually the ... (Soul) read more CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)

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Jack WilkinsWindows ... CD
Mainstream/Solid (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $13.99
Beautiful work from guitarist Jack Wilkins – maybe one of his cleanest, coolest records of all time – and a set that really demonstrates the rich chromatic power of the young musician! The album's a trio date – with Mike Moore on electric and acoustic bass, and Bill Goodwin on ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Andy Williams with Hank JonesYoung At Heart (plus bonus track) (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
SSJ (Japan), 1960. New Copy ... $22.99
Andy Williams like you've never heard him before – singing jazz, and doing a hell of a job of it, too! Sure, Andy was known as a mainstream singer from his TV show of the 60s – but he could also work well in a jazz mode, too – especially with great small combo backing like this! ... (Vocalists) read more CD

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Deniece WilliamsWhen Love Comes Calling (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $8.99
A seminal set in the career of Deniece Williams – a set that really helped her find the voice she'd use more strongly in the 80s, but one that still holds onto all the best strongly soul styles of her earlier work! There's a catchy bounce here that's quite compelling – but the overall ... (Soul) read more CD
(Part of the great AOR City series from Japan!)

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Esther WilliamsInside Of Me ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $13.99
A killer batch of clubby soul from Esther Williams – done with a great New York sound that' perfectly mixes funk and soul! Esther's maybe best known for some of her funky 45 material, but she sounds great here storming the modern dancefloor too – often coming across with a glow that's ... (Soul) read more CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)

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Joe Williams & Harry Sweets EdisonTogether ... CD
Roulette/Warner (Japan), 1961. New Copy ... $9.99
A gem of a record from this pair of Basie-ites – one that allows Joe Williams to hit some different modes than on his fuller records with the Count – set up here in a nicely relaxed groove with trumpeter Harry Sweets Edison! Arrangements are by Ernie Wilkins, but are more laidback than ... (Vocalists) read more CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Larry WilliamsThat Larry Williams – The Resurrection Of Funk ... CD
Fantasy/Dusty Groove, 1978. New Copy ... $7.99 12.98
A rare funk album from west coast legend Larry Williams – very different than his heavy R&B of the late 50s, or the brief soul comeback he had with Johnny Guitar Watson in the 60s – and instead a heavy groover with a trippy Cali sound! The record's got a sharp groove right from the ... (Soul) read more CD
(On the Dusty Groove label.)

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Mason WilliamsMason Williams Ear Show ... CD
Warner/Real Gone, 1968. New Copy ... $9.99 13.98
A wonderfully weird record from the mighty Mason Williams – a set that's filled with lots of cool little surprises at each new twist and turn – yet which also comes across with a really solid, tuneful feel overall! The album's got a bit of folk, a bit of moog, and a bit of kitsch ... (Rock) read more CD

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Pat Williams/Jimmy WebbHow Sweet It Is ... CD
RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1968. New Copy ... $9.99
A fantastic early soundtrack from the great Pat Williams – cut around the same 60s stretch that he was doing his wonderful albums for Verve – in the years before he'd break bigger with TV work for The Bob Newhart Show and other 70s programs! The tracks have loads of easy, bossa, and ... (Soundtracks) read more CD

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Paul WilliamsPhantom Of The Paradise ... CD
A&M/Universal (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $9.99
A soundtrack for a very silly movie – and one of the oddest albums ever recorded by the great Paul Williams – who both sings and stars in the movie as the phantom in the title! The tunes have a surprisingly heartfelt quality that really comes out when you hear them away from the movie ... (Vocalists) read more CD

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Tony Williams LifetimeEmergency ... CD
Polydor/Esoteric (UK), 1969. New Copy ... $9.99
A seminal jazz rock statement from drummer Tony Williams – one that has him stepping out quite far from his original "new thing" recordings of the mid 60s! The album's got a genre-forming sound that's incredibly fierce – a power trio churning of Williams drums, John ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Tony Williams Lifetime featuring Allan HoldsworthLive At The Village Gate ... CD
Hi Hat, 1975. New Copy ... $16.99
A full-on sonic assault from the version of Tony Williams' Lifetime that featured guitar from the pyrotechnic Allan Holdsworth – holding the spot in the group that John McLaughlin had famously taken at the end of the 60s – and pushing the combo with even more dynamic range than before! ... (Jazz) read more CD
Also available Live At The Village Gate (180 gram pressing) ... LP 16.99

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Tony Williams Lifetime featuring John McLaughlinLive In New York 1969 ... CD
Hi Hat, 1969. New Copy ... $16.99
Stunning sounds from drummer Tony Williams – a rare live date from the end of the 60s, and one that's even more freewheeling than the performance on his classic Emergency album! The group here is the same as that one – the famous trio with John McLaughlin on guitar and Larry Young on ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Viola WillsIf You Could Read My Mind (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Hansa/Cherry Pop (UK), 1980. New Copy ... $6.99
One of the only early full albums from Viola Wills – a soul singer who'd been bubbling under for years, but hardly ever got her time in the sun! Most tracks here are older numbers, redone in a sweet disco groove – and the sound is surprisingly strong, and hardly what you'd expect from ... (Soul) read more CD

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Cassandra Wilson5 Original Albums (Blue Light Til Dawn/New Moon Daughter/Traveling Miles/Belly Of The Sun/Glamoured) (5CD set) ... CD
Blue Note/Universal (Germany), 1990s/Early 2000s. New Copy 5CD ... $24.99
Five full Blue Note albums from singer Cassandra Wilson – all packaged here in tiny LP-styled sleeves! First up is Blue Light Til Dawn – a beautiful early album from Cassandra Wilson – a singer who already had a really deep sound, right at the start – and definitely hit her ... (Vocalists) read more CD

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Jack WilsonTwo Sides Of Jack Wilson ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... $9.99
Pianist Jack Wilson is one of our favorite underdiscovered talents of the 60's – and we treasure all of the albums we can find by him. His lyrical writing and playing are extremely refreshing, and he manages to spin out long free lines on the piano, while also still keeping a very soulful ... (Jazz) read more CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Phillip Wilson with Olu DaraEsoteric ... CD
Hat Hut/Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1979. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99
Percussionist Phillip Wilson's got his name on the cover, but the set's a very collaborative outing with trumpeter Olu Dara – recorded in Paris by Jef Gilson with a very free-thinking, open style that bridges both American and European modes of free jazz at the time! Wilson plays both a ... (Jazz) read more CD
Also available Esoteric ... LP 28.99

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Precious WilsonOn The Race Track (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Hansa/Big Break (UK), 1980. New Copy ... $11.99
Solo work from Precious Wilson – the singer who'd spent most of the late 70s fronting the group Eruption – but is out here in the lead, with support from the group Sky Train! The style's somewhat similar to Wilson's work with Eruption – especially with the focus on her very ... (Soul) read more CD

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Norma WinstoneDescansado – Songs For Films ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2018. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
Norma Winstone won us on this album right away – with a leadoff take on Michel Legrand's "His Eyes Her Eyes" – which is then followed by a range of well-selected songs from film soundtracks! In keeping with Winstone's long legacy in music, the choices and presentation are ... (Vocalists) read more CD

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Edgar WinterTell Me In A Whisper – The Solo Albums 1970 to 1981 (Entrance/Jasmine Dreams/Edgar Winter Albu/Standing On Rock/bonus tracks) (4CD set) ... CD
Columbia/HNE (UK), 1970s. New Copy 4CD ... $25.99
Four full albums from legendary Texas Rocker Edgar Winter – all of his solo material recorded away from his White Trash group during the 70s, plus bonus tracks too! Winter starts this run with music that's a nice refinement of blues rock roots – sometimes a bit more personal than his ... (Rock) read more CD

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Edgar Winter Group & White TrashI've Got News For You 1971 to 1977 (White Trash/Roadwork/They Only Come Out At Night/Shock Treatment/With Rick Derringer/Recycled) (6CD set) ... CD
Columbia/HNE (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 6CD ... $36.99
A huge collection of work from Edgar Winter's White Trash group – a groundbreaking funky blues rock group, and one that maybe pushed Edgar's music even more strongly than that of his brother Johnny! Winter draws on strong Texas roots here – blending blues and psych elements with a hard ... (Rock) read more CD
 
 



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