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Count BasieABC Collection (Standing Ovation) ... LP
ABC, 1976. Sealed ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(in the die-cut cover, including the heavy inner sleeve. Cover has a cut corner. Shrinkwrap has some holes.)

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Jackson 5ABC ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... About March 20, 2019
A seminal step forward for this legendary group – easily one of the greatest albums they ever cut! With ABC, the Jacksons are expanding their sound with the club-oriented grooves of the time – using Holland, Dozier, and Holland on many cuts, trying for a similar soaring groove as some of the trio's work on their own Invictus label. The move's actually a great one – as the maturing group has a strong adult harmony sound, the one that they would lean on more heavily during their years as The Jacksons, and which calls for much smoother arrangements than before. The record's got a surprisingly righteous, joyous sort of sound – and titles include "The Love You Save", "ABC", "One More Chance", "Never Had A Dream Come True", "I'll Bet You", "I Found That Girl", "La-La Means I Love You", "2-4-6-8", and "The You Folks". CD

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Curtis Mayfield & The ImpressionsABC Collection ... LP
ABC, 1960s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A nice mid 70s collection of classic 60s ABC work by Curtis Mayfield and the Impressions. It's almost all hits here, but a few tracks that are a little more off the beaten path, and they're all seminal Chicago soul besides – some with arrangements by Johnny Pate, sung with that sweet crackling harmony style the group was using at the time. 16 tracks in all, including "Gypsy Woman", "Minstrel & Queen", "You've Been Cheatin'", "It's All Right", "We're Rolling On", "We're A Winner", "Talking About My Baby", "I'm So Proud", "People Get Ready", "I'm The One Who Loves You", "Woman's Got Soul", and "Sad, Sad Girl & Boy". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the original envelope style sleeve, with the heavy inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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Junior ParkerABC Collection ... LP
ABC, 1976. Very Good+ ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the heavy inner sleeve.)

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Lloyd PriceABC Collection ... LP
ABC, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Titles include "Stagger Lee", "I'm Gonna Get Married", "Personality", "Shop Around", "You Need Love", "Why", "Corinna Corinna", and "Have You Ever Had The Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small corner cut.)

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✨✧ Bobby BlandGreatest Hits Vol 2 – The ABC-Dunhill/MCA Recordings ... CD
MCA, 1970s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ Four TopsComplete ABC/Dunhill Singles ... CD
ABC/Real Gone, Mid 70s. New Copy 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
You might normally associate the Four Tops with Motown – and the famous quartet certainly rose to fame in Detroit – yet during the 70s, the group also moved to ABC Records, where they cut some completely sublime material too! At some level, the move might have been warranted – as the Tops never got the same sort of special handling in later years that the Temptations were getting – and it's almost as if the move to ABC really helped the group open up and sound a lot more righteous for the 70s! Production on many numbers is by Dennis Lambert and Brian Potter – usually working with Steve Barri – and the sound is full and rich, but still a marvelous showcase for the lead vocals of Levi Stubbs, and the backing from the rest of the group. CD features 35 tracks in all – a fantastic introduction to these years – with titles that include "Keeper Of The Castle", "Are You Man Enough", "Am I My Brother's Keeper", "Inside A Brokenhearted Man", "Peace Of Mind", "Sweet Understanding Love", "Main Street People", "Ain't No Woman Like The One I've Got", "One Chain Don't Make No Prison", "Drive Me Out Of My Mind", "We All Gotta Stick Together", "This House", "Strung Out For Your Love", and "The Show Must Go On". CD

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✨✧ Bill HaleyShake Rattle & Roll/ABC Boogie ... 7-inch
Decca, 1954. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Black label star logo pressing.)

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✨✧ George RussellOuter View (ABC) ... LP
Riverside/ABC, 1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
George Russell was always committed to exploring new territory – as he proves well on this hard to find album cut for Riverside during the early 60s! Russell's surrounded himself here with some great younger and lesser-known players – including trumpeter Don Ellis, trombonist Garnett Brown, tenorist Paul Plummer, bassist Steve Swallow, and drummer Pete LaRoca – as well as vocalist Sheila Jordan, who joins the group on a strange extended version of "You Are My Sunshine". The set contains 2 other loopy originals by Russell – "The Outer View" and "DC Divertimento" – as well as versions of Carla Bley's "Zig Zag" and Charlie Parker's "Au Prive". LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 60s ABC pressing. Cover has wear.)

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✨✧ VariousABC Paramount – The Northern Soul Story Vol 1 ... CD
Maple St/Anglo-American (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A much-needed collection of work from one of the most overlooked soul labels ever – the mighty ABC Records, home to a surprising amount of great work! Although ABC was best known for its pop and jazz recordings in the 60s, the company also had a very soulful undercurrent – and was known for releasing some incredible work on singles – including a variety of stunning tracks by artists who rarely ever got to record full LPs! The ABC sound is incredible – a blend of the best sides of Chicago and New York at the time – with surprisingly strong arrangements that still offered the singers plenty of room to really take control of the tunes. Titles include "Soul Self Satisfaction" by Earl Jackson, "Little Girl Lost" by The Sheppards, "Call Me" by Eddie Bishop, "Don't Come Running To Me" by Jean Wells, "Promised Land" by Buddy Lamp, "Your Little Sister" by The Marvelows, "Oh Baby" by Nolan Porter, "Is It Over Baby" by The Kittens, "It's More Than I Deserve" by Joey Gee, and "You Spoiled My Reputation" by Tony Middleton. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousABC Paramount – The Northern Soul Story Vol 2 ... CD
Maple St/Anglo-American (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A treasure trove of rare soul – from a source that's greatly overlooked! This second volume of work from the ABC label is as heavy and deep as the first – offering up 22 hard-hitting soul tracks that were issued as singles by the label, and which groove with a mighty power that's as good as any indie work of the time! In fact, we might dare say these tracks are better – as ABC always brought a real tightness to their soul – keeping things rootsy and real, yet also putting things together with a professional edge that always brought out the best side of the singers on the tracks! Titles include "Open Up Your Heart" by The Mamselles, "Winner Take All" by Geraldine Hunt, "You've Been Going With Sally" by The Marvelows, "Am I Falling In Love" by Maxine Brown, "It's All Over" by Charles Mann, "Half A Cup" by Reggie Garner, "What If A Man" by Tyrone Davis, "Love Explosion" by Troy Keyes, "Playin Hide & Seek" by Eddie Regan, and "Lookie Lookie" by The Kittens. CD
(Out of print.)
 
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Amazing Rhythm AcesStacked Deck ... LP
ABC, 1975. Very Good ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Kevin AyersYes We Have No Mananas – So Get Your Mananas Today ... LP
ABC, 1977. Near Mint- ... $5.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes inner sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp obscured with a sticker on front.)

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BachBrandenburg Concertos – Gustav Leonhardt/Frans Bruggen/Anner Bijlsma/Lucy Van Dael/Paul Dombrecht/Sigiswald Kuijken/Claude Rippas ... LP
ABC, 1977. Near Mint- 2LP ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes original box and book – both in great shape!)

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Joe Bennett & The SparkletonesBlack Slacks/Boppin' Rock Boogie ... 7-inch
ABC/Paramount, 1957. Very Good- ... $2.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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BirthaBirtha ... LP
ABC, 1972. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $19.99
Funky rock from this all-girl group – done with lots of heavy guitars, and a really full-on and righteous style that's pretty darn soulful! The drums on the set are pretty nice overall – snapping and crackling under the tunes with a nice breaking kind of sound – and tiltes include "Work On A Dream", "Free Spirit", "Feeling Lonely", "Fine Talkng Man", "Forgotten Soul", and "Too Much Woman". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a promo sticker & some wear.)

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Bobby BlandGet On Down With Bobby Bland ... LP
ABC, 1975. Very Good ... $3.99
Brilliant later work by Bobby Blue Bland – done with backings that are much fuller than on his earlier albums – a mixture of strings and horns that really expand the sound! That doesn't keep things from being soulful, though – as Bobby's in incredible form vocally, really rising to the occasion of the session with some of his best vocal performances of the decade. Great throughout – and one of his few true classic sessions after the early Duke years. Titles include "Today I Started Loving You Again", "I Take It On Home", "I Hate You", "If Fingerprints Showed Up On Skin", and "Too Far Gone". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ Bobby Blue BlandDreamer ... LP
ABC, 1974. Very Good- Gatefold ... $9.99
Sure it's not his Duke recordings, and sure, the sound's a bit 70s-ish – but Bobby's voice is always fantastic, and he still sounds great in this smooth batch of tracks recorded in LA. Backings were arranged and conducted by Michael Omartian – but it's Bobby's vocals that really make the set shine. Titles include "Ain't No Love In The Heart Of The City", "The End Of The Road", "I Ain't Gonna Be The Fist To Cry", "Dreamer", "Who's Foolin Who", "Cold Day In Hell", "Lovin On Borrowed Time", and "Yolanda". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split top seam, light wear, and a name in pen.)

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Bobby Blue BlandIntrospective Of The Early Years ... LP
ABC/Duke, 1960s. Very Good 2LP ... $5.99
Not a retrospective, but an introspective – get it? Anyway, apart from the annoying title, the set's a great collection of Bobby's classic work from the 60s – 24 tracks pulled from his monumental years at Duke, a sublime blend of soul and blues, handled with a skill unmatched by no other singer! Titles include "Road Of Broken Hearted Ruin", "You're Worth It All", "Ask Me Bout Nothing", "Black Night", "If I Hadn't Called You Back", "That Did It", "Touch Of The Blues", "I Smell Trouble", and "Two Steps From The Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has split top seams.)

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Alex BradfordYour Arms Too Short To Box With God ... LP
ABC, 1977. Very Good+ ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(ABC/Impulse pressing. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Brother MatthewBrother Matthew With Eddie Condon's Jazz Band ... LP
ABC, 1956. Very Good ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy mono pressing with deep groove.)

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Solomon BurkeI Have A Dream ... LP
ABC, 1974. Very Good ... $11.99
Surprisingly nice work! Like the rest of Solomon's post-Atlantic LPs, this one has a sound that's different than his classic work, but which also exposes a whole new side of his talent, and range of vocals that didn't always show up for Atlantic. Solomon arranged and produced here, and the sound is mellow and a bit modern, but still with excellent southern soul touches. Most of the tracks are new, and are dedications to Martin Luther King Jr., who was the inspiration for the album. The stuff's a lot more political than most of Solomon's work, as you might guess by titles like "I Have A Dream", "Now Is The Time", "Social Change", and "Mountain Top". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has stains and flaking due to moisture along the bottom 2 inches, with a promo sticker near the top left corner.)

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CandidoCandido The Volcanic ... LP
ABC, 1957. Very Good ... $29.99
Candido's firey conga is backed by a tight jazz group conducted by Ernie Wilkins. The players include Art Farmer, Jimmy Cleveland, Hank Jones, and Ernie Royal, and although they don't get to solo much, they play nice and hard, and give Candido great support in the background. Tracks include "Lady in Red", "Warm Blue Stream", "Tin Tin Deo", "Kinda Dukish", and "Takeela". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove.)

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Carl CarltonCan't Stop A Man In Love ... LP
Back Beat/ABC, 1973. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Nice raw early material from Carl Carlton – with a good groove that's sort of a mix between northern and deep southern soul. In fact, the production styles differ from track to track – leading us to wonder if the LP's not just a collection of recordings from different sources. But whatever the case, we like the album a lot more than some of Carlton's other work – and it's got some great little cuts like "Did You Mean It?", "Competition Ain't Nothing", "International Playboy", and "You Times Me Plus Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a promo sticker.)

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Carl CarltonI Wanna Be With You ... LP
ABC, 1975. Sealed ... $14.99
Bunny Sigler produced this one by Carl, and it's definitely got a lot of Bunny's Philly disco influences running through it. You won't find any "Bad Mamma Jamma" tracks on here – but you will find a lot of up-tempo cuts with a dancefloor sound. Titles include "Live For Today", "Let's Groove", "Willing & Able", "Spend The Night", and "Universal Girl". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner. Shrinkwrap has a small hole in the front.)

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Clarence CarterHeart Full Of Song ... LP
ABC, 1976. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Titles include "All Messed Up", "Jenning's Alley", "I Thought It Was Over"," Don't Bother Me", and "Nothing Ventured Nothing Gained". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear with a gold promo stamp.)

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Ray CharlesDedicated To You ... LP
ABC, Early 60s. Very Good- ... $3.99
A set that features Ray Charles singing tributes to a dozen ladies that are supposedly the "you" in the title! Tracks include "Josephine", "Candy", "Ruby", "Stella (By Starlight)", "Hardhearted Hannah", and "Sweet Georgia Brown". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo black label pressing. Cover has a cutout hole, old tape on the opening, and some aging.)

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Ray CharlesGenius Hits The Road ... LP
ABC, 1960. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A stunning standout from Ray Charles' years on ABC Records – and a set that brings in a bit of hard-swinging jazz to the country-styled groove Ray was hitting at the time! Backings are by Ralph Burns, who keeps things pretty hip – not as modern as some of his 50s charts for other singers, but with some great horns that cascade beautifully alongside Ray's raspy vocals in the lead. The "road" title leads to a bunch of travel-themed tunes – but that approach also yields one of Charles' biggest classics – his version of "Georgia On My Mind" – heard here amidst other tracks that include "New York's My Home", "Moonlight In Vermont", "Deep In The Heart Of Texas", "Blue Hawaii", "Carry Me Back To Old Virginny", "Alabamy Bound", and "Mississippi Mud". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing, including the ABC-Paramount sleeve. Cover has yellowed tape along the opening, center split in the bottom seam, with some thin stains around the edges and small name in pen on back.)

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Ray CharlesGreatest Country & Western Hits ... LP
ABC/DCC, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $49.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(90s 180 gram remaster, limited edition #0145. Cover has center splits in the spine and bottom seam.)

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Ray CharlesMan & His Soul ... LP
ABC, Late 50s/1960s. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the booklet. Cover has wear, aging, and a chewed corner.)

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Ray CharlesModern Sounds In Country & Western Music ... LP
ABC, 1962. Very Good ... $11.99
A classic! What seemed a silly idea at the time was true proof of Ray's genius, and the result was the most successful album of his career – and a bona-fide number one hit that rode the charts for years and years! Ray's voice works perfectly with the material, and thanks to soulful arrangements by Gil Fuller, Marty Paich, and Gerald Wilson, the whole thing comes off to perfection. Titles include "You Don't Know Me", "I Can't Stop Lovin You", "Careless Love", "You Win Again", and "Worried Mind". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK stereo pressing in a flip-back cover.)

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Ray Charles & Betty CarterRay Charles & Betty Carter ... LP
ABC, 1961. Near Mint- ... $24.99
A classic album of soul duets – and one of the deeper records cut by Betty during the 60s! The arrangements are by the great Marty Paich, and although there's some singers in the background, the overall sound is still pretty nice and soulful. Betty's high voice works well with Ray's raspy low one – especially on their classic duet version of "Baby, It's Cold Outside". Other tracks include "For All We Know", "Every Time We Say Goodbye", "Side By Side", and "You & I". LP, Vinyl record album
(90s 180 gram remaster on DCC.)

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Roy ClarkFamily & Friends ... LP
ABC, 1974. Very Good+ ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has wear, seam splitting, and a promo stamp.)

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Roy Clark & Buck TrentBanjo Bandits ... LP
ABC, 1978. Very Good+ ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear with stickers on the spine and a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Cold BloodLydia Pense & Cold Blood ... LP
ABC, 1976. Sealed Gatefold ... $9.99
Cold Blood are still going strong in the mid 70s – a lot stronger than anyone would imagine for a group that was kind of a white-boy (and girl) soul group coming out of the magical Bay Area scene of the late 60s. The group's actually a lot tighter here than before – and the instrumentation has kind of an Average White Band funky groove to it, one that offers up some nice moments in the breakdowns. Lydia's vocals are still something we can't cotton to, though! Titles include "Drink The Wine", "We Came Down Here", "I Get Off On You", "Feel The Fire", "Blinded By Love", "Back Here Again", "Let Me Be The One", and "It Takes A Lot Of Good Lovin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap is aged a bit.)

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John ColtraneFirst Meditations (For Quartet) ... LP
ABC, 1965/1977. Near Mint- ... $29.99
Key 60s material from the great John Coltrane – even if the set wasn't ever released until the late 70s! The album's kind of a "prequel" to the later Meditations record, and it stands as a key bridge between Coltrane's modal years and his more spiritual sounds – delivered here by a core quartet, without the larger accompaniment that graced the later version! The classic quartet is at their best – McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums – and the sound is slightly more inside than later, but no less filled with searching and yearning! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a cutout notch.)

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Chris ConnorChris Connor Now (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
ABC (Japan), 1967. Used ... $19.99
A very groovy mid 60s set from Chris Connor – quite different than her famous 50s sides for Bethlehem, thanks to some hip arrangements by Don Costa! Don never goes to over the top here, but he does add in some nice groovy touches – things like bossa rhythms and electric harpsichord, used sparingly, but to very nice effect – and all in ways that help Connor hit some new ground for the times! Vocals are still totally top-shelf – as you'd expect from Chris – and tracks include "Love Life", "You're Gonna Hear From Me", "Who's Afraid", "Nowhere Man", and "Goin Out Of My Head". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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✨✧ David Crosby & Graham NashWind On The Water ... LP
ABC, 1975. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing, still in the shrink with hype sticker, including the lyric sleeve.)

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✨✧ Lamont DozierOut Here On My Own ... LP
ABC, 1973. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Fantastic soul from Lamont Dozier – his first LP as a solo artist, and one of the best debuts of the 70s! The record has a quality that's impossible to describe accurately – but it's kind of a post-Motown full-on approach to soul that mixes strings, piano, and that wall of sound groove that was one of Dozier's biggest contributions to the Motor City. Surprisingly, the album's produced by McKinley Jackson – leader of The Politicians, who provided regular backing for Dozier's HDH productions of the time. The real strength, though, is Dozier's voice – which is produced here in a compressed way that brings up the better raspy qualities of his style, juxtaposing them with the tightness of the arrangements in a mode that's similar to Bobby Womack's work of the time. However, Dozier's songwriting is way way better than Womack's by this point – and the album's filled with anthemic soul cuts like "Fish Aint' Bitin", "Out Here On My Own", "Take Off Your Make Up", "Trying To Hold Onto My Woman", and "Let Me Make Love To You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert.)

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DramaticsDramatic Jackpot ... CD
ABC/Universal (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the Dramatics' best albums, and a real masterpiece of 70's group soul! The style here is a bit different than the group's previous records for Stax – maybe a bit tighter, with sweet arrangements – but these fantastic vocals that cut through everything and grab you to your core – a bit like the way The Dells could always sound amazing in the 70s, no matter what the setting! The approach really takes the group up to the next level – with fantastic vocals from Ron Banks and LJ Reynolds, and superbly sophisticated sounds from the Detroit Groovesville crew. Titles include "I Dig Your Music", "How Do You Feel", "Thousand Shades Of Blue", "I Cried All The Way Home", and "Good Things Don't Come Easy". CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)

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Don ElliottAt The Modern Jazz Room ... LP
ABC, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Back cover has light aging.)

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FloatersFloaters ... LP
ABC, 1977. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Their classic, with the great long version of "Float On", which is a monster soul cut that stands tall with steppers and rappers alike. It's probably the best track they ever did, and it's all here in a version that's nearly 12 minutes long – with loads of samples that you'll recognize from numerous recent records. Also includes a number of other great, mellow 70s soul numbers, like "You Don't Have To Say You Love Me", "Everything Happens For A Reason" and "No Stronger Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring & edge wear.)

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Ford TheatreTrilogy For The Masses ... LP
ABC, 1969. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $34.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a cutout hole.)

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Four TopsKeepers Of The Castle – Their Best 1972 to 1978 ... CD
MCA/ABC, Mid 70s. Used ... $6.99
Great stuff! Although the Four Tops are always best known as a Motown group – they actually manage to do quite well away from the label, and cut some excellent sides for ABC during the mid 70s! This CD brings together 14 of those cuts – including "Are You Man Enough", the great theme to Shaft In Africa, plus other nice ones like "Keeper Of The Castle", "Sweet Understanding Love", "Midnight Flower", "Save It For A Rainy Day", "One Chain Don't Make No Prison", "We All Gotta Stick Together", "I Just Can't Get You Out Of My Mind", and "Catfish". CD
(Out of print.)

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Four TopsMain Street People ... LP
ABC, 1973. Very Good Gatefold ... $3.99
Really nice work from The Four Tops – proof that they were still going quite quite strong after Motown! The album's got a hip sound that shows the group moving through a wider range of emotions than we ever remember – crafting rich deep harmonies that still stand apart from the big wave of sweet soul quartets of the early 70s, and which sparkle with all the emotion that Levi Stubbs' voice had to offer. Includes their great theme to Shaft In Africa, the track "Are You Man Enough" – plus loads of other great ones like "I Just Can't Get You Out Of My Mind", "It Won't Be The First Time", "Sweet Understanding Love", "Too Little, Too Late", "Peace Of Mind", and "Main Street People". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some aging and a cutout notch. Vinyl has a short click on one track.)

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Eydie GormeEydie In Love ... LP
ABC, 1958. Very Good ... $4.99
Eydie's definitely in love on this one – given the romantic nature of most of the tunes, and the gentle, ballad-heavy approach of the record – and although her longtime paramour Steve Lawrence is pictured in a photo on the back cover, the album's all Gorme's own! Backings are by Don Costa, in that lightly sparkling style he often used to great effect with Eydie over the years – a mode that keeps things simple and direct, but which brings out a personal, honest sort of warmth that cascades over the whole album with a nice sort of glow. Titles include "Love Letters", "In Other Words", "Why Shouldn't I", "In The Wee Small Hours", "Here I Am In Love Again", "In Love In Vain", and "Idle Conversation". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing with deep groove.)

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Urbie GreenAll About Urbie Green & His Big Band ... LP
ABC, 1956. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A large group date recorded for ABC by Urbie Green – one that shows Urbie's fluid talents amidst a bigger ensemble, soaring alongside a few other trombones! The album features work from three different dates – and players include Chauncey Walsh, Jack Satterfield, Lou McGarity, and Rex Peer on trombones; Joe Wilder, John Carisi, and Nick Travis on trumpets; Al Cohn and Ray Beckenstein on tenor, Hal McKusick on alto, and Dave McKenna on piano. And although the settings are large, Urbie's still the main soloist on most numbers – thanks to some well-penned arrangements from John Carisi! Titles include "Springsville", "Plain Bill From Bluesville", "Little John", "Stella By Starlight", "Soft Winds", and "Home". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing, including the ABC-Paramount inner sleeve.)

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Richard HarrisLove Album ... LP
ABC/Dunhill, 1971. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Isaac HayesGroove-A-Thon ... LP
Hot Buttered Soul/ABC, 1976. Sealed Gatefold ... $9.99
After leaving Stax, Ike seemed to be trying to turn himself into more of a Barry White-style artist – with more emphasis on original tracks about love and loving, instead of his older method of transforming pop hits into little baroque symphonies. On a record like this, the approach meant that Ike was sometimes hitting a disco mode, but at the best points, he's also in more of a sweet mellow soul style. Tracks include "Rock Me Easy Baby", "Your Loving Is Much Too Strong", "We've Got A Whole Lot Of Love", and "Make A Little Love To Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and a bumped corner.)

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Levon HelmAin't No Way To Forget You (mono, stereo) ... 7-inch
ABC, 1978. Very Good+ ... $3.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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✨✧ Eddie HolmanI Love You ... LP
ABC, 1969. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Eddie's masterpiece LP of late sixties soul, with the classic "Hey There Lonely Girl", the title cut, and a lot of other great original compositions. The sound on here is perfect, and nearly every cut shines. There's almost no filler, and Eddie's voice is strong, beautiful, and has a raspy edge that sounds great! We love this one to death, and it's a surprisingly great album all the way through by a star that you might mistake for a one-hit wonder. Titles include "I Cried", "Let Me Into Your Life", "Am I A Loser", and "Four Walls". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and a spot of marker.)

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Al Hudson & The Soul PartnersCherish ... LP
ABC, 1977. Very Good ... $4.99
A great little album of up-tempo soul from Al Hudson – recorded in the years before he formed his One Way group, but with a similar approach that's kind of an answer to disco, putting a bit more funk into the mix for the dancefloor. His group benefits from the talents of Kevin McCord, who plays bass and sings a bit – although Al's doing all the lead vocals on this album. Titles include "Tripped, Slipped, Stumbled, & Fell", "If You Get Caught", "If You Feel Like Dancing", and "I Like Everything About You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Al Hudson & the Soul PartnersEspecially For You ... LP
ABC, 1977. Very Good ... $6.99
Pre-One Way work from Al Hudson – a bit rougher, soul-wise, with a mid 70s Detroit style that reminds us a lot of The Dramatics, and less of the boogie grooves of later albums. The record's got some nice ballad material, plus a few uptempo tracks that don't groove as well as later work – and is an overall solid effort with production by Al Perkins and arrangements by Jimmy Roach. Titles include "Baby Let Me Love You", "I Got A Notion You Got The Motion", "Real Love", "You're So Wonderful", and "Trying To Prove My Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Al Hudson & The Soul PartnersSpreading Love ... LP
ABC, 1978. Very Good ... $11.99
Excellent early work from Al Hudson – a soulful talent who stood his own in the late 70s, forging an up-tempo funk sound that lived long past disco, and which was sort of a platform for groups of the 80s to build a new dancefloor sound. Hudson relied heavily on bass-y funk to hit his groove, but he also gave strong focus to the good singers who worked with his groups – adding in good ballads that act as a showcase to members like bassist Kevin McCord, who sings some great vocals on this set. The album kicks off with the up-tempo groover "Spread Love", an anthemic dancefloor tune that almost points the way towards soulful house, and it's got some other nice cuts, like the ballads "Lost Inside Of You" and "Love Me Forever", plus the funky numbers "How Do You Do", and "Dance, Get Down". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Ill WindFlashes ... LP
ABC, 1968. Near Mint- ... $99.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Original wide font label pressing with Bell Sound stamp. Cover has some ring & edge wear and small seam splits.)

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✨✧ ImpressionsImpressions (1963) ... LP
ABC, 1963. Very Good- ... $16.99
Fantastic soul from the Chicago scene of the 60s – the legendary first ABC album by Curtis Mayfield and The Impressions! Although the group first broke big on Vee Jay Records, it was at ABC that their genius really took flight – tightening up the harmonies of the earlier singles, and hitting a mode that was a lot more soul than the doo wop of their roots! The sound here is a great bridge between the two eras of the group's career – and a number of the best tracks here are done in a mellow, gentle sort of way that relies heavily on the harmonies – crackling out with beautifully human sounds throughout. Nearly every tune is an original by Curtis Mayfield – and there's not a spot of filler on the album! Titles include "Minstrel & Queen", "Gypsy Woman", "Never Let Me Go", "It's All Right", "Sad Sad Girl & Boy", "Little Young Lover", "Can't You See", and "I Need Your Love". Nice cover, too – with Curtis smiling the biggest ol' bucktoothed smile you'll ever see! LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with Bell Sound stamp. Cover has light wear.)

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ImpressionsNever Ending Impressions ... LP
ABC, 1964. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A major winner from The Impressions! Virtually all of their material for ABC was excellent – and this LP is no exception, as it's got loads of original Curtis Mayfield compositions, and plenty of great arrangements by Chicago soul legend Johnny Pate. The group is extremely soulful at this point – and they sound great on just about every cut. Titles include "Ten To One", "I'm So Proud", "Sister Love", "Little Boy Blue", "Girl You Don't Know Me", "I Gotta Keep Movin", and "A Woman Who Loves Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK reissue on Kent.)

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ImpressionsOne By One ... LP
ABC, 1965. Very Good ... $24.99
Classic 60s Impressions material, with the legendary lineup firmly in place, and the great Johnny Pate handling all arrangements – really giving them that sense of righteous power that pushed their music past a lot of the previous group soul sounds of the Chicago scene – with a sophistication in both the instrumentation and harmonies that's completely sublime! The album mixes Curtis Mayfield compositions – like "Lonely Man", "Just One Kiss From You", "Falling In Love With You" – with special Impressions' takes on tunes that include "My Prayer", "Without A Song", "Answer Me, My Love", "I Want To Be With You", and "Nature Boy", which the group does incredibly well. Proof that the Impressions could shine, whatever the setting! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with Bell Sound stamp. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ ImpressionsRidin' High ... LP
ABC, 1966. Used ... Just Sold Out!
The title and cover say it all – because The Impressions here are at the top of their game – riding high on a tremendous wave of soul, and soaring forth with a sense of pride and power few other groups could match! Maestro Johnny Pate is on board to handle the arrangements and production – and he helps Curtis Mayfield and the group reach a sound that's sophisticated throughout, but still retains a deeply personal sensibility. The harmonies are tremendous – never too sweet or too smooth, and always with that slightly fragile quality that made The Impressions one of the most human soul groups of their era. Nearly all the tunes are originals from Curtis – and titles include "Riding High", "Too Slow", "Man's Temptation", "I'm A Telling You", and "I Need To Belong To Someone". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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ImpressionsSince I Lost The One I Love/Falling In Love With You ... 7-inch
ABC, Mid 60s. Very Good- ... $3.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In an ABC sleeve, with split seams and aging.)

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✨✧ ImpressionsVersatile Impressions ... LP
ABC, 1969. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Less Curtis Mayfield tunes than usual – but the record still sounds great! The arrangements are by Johnny Pate, who handled the group's best work of the 60s – and he gives all the material a great sound that perfectly matches the smooth raspy harmonies of the trio. Curtis contributed the song "Don't Cry My Love", Pate wrote "Oo You're A Livin Doll", and other tunes include "East Of Java", "Sermonette", "The Look Of Love", and "Just Before Sunrise". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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ImpressionsYou Must Believe Me/See The Real Me ... 7-inch
ABC, Mid 60s. Very Good- ... $2.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Jackie & RoyJackie & Roy In The Spotlight ... LP
ABC, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $7.99
Jackie & Roy at the height of their ABC powers – really stepping out strongly here with a bold jazz vocal approach that nobody else can touch! Both Roy Kral and Jackie Cain get a few moments of their own in the spotlight, especially Jackie, who steps out on a number of the tracks – but as usual, the duo's at their best when singing together – which they do beautifully here, trading lyrical lines with tremendous charm! Most instrumentation is small combo – with Roy on piano, Monty Budwig on bass, and Shelly Manne on drums – and titles include "From This Moment On", "Kiss & Run", "Cake Walk", "Have You Met Miss Jones", "Who Cares", and "How Are You Fixed For Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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James GangLive In Concert ... LP
ABC, 1971. Very Good ... $5.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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James GangThirds ... LP
ABC, 1971. Near Mint- ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing, in the textured cover, including the printed inner sleeve.)

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Jamie & The J Silvia SingersJamie & The J Silvia Singers ... LP
ABC, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Don Costa arrangements – and titles that include "The Shadow Of Your Smile", "Taste Of Honey", "Eight Days A Week", "Lover & His Lass", and "Days Of Wine & Roses". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Keith JarrettBack Hand ... CD
ABC/Impulse (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $13.99
Prime Keith Jarrett on Impulse Records – and a still-wonderful session that features work by the great group that featured Dewey Redman on tenor, Charlie Haden on bass, and Paul Motian on drums! The sound here is a bit more focused than on some of Jarrett's earlier Impulse sides – but still has that rich and organic sound overall – blending instruments from all players with a sound that's spontaneous and flowing. Jarrett himself plays a bit of percussion and wood flute – and Redman also plays maracas and musette! Tracks are long, and include "Kuum", "Inflight", "Vapallia", and "Backhand". CD

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Keith JarrettShades ... CD
ABC/Impulse (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99
A lost gem from Keith's "with horns" period – a quintet session from the mid 70s, recorded with a group that features Dewey Redman on tenor, plus Charlie Haden on bass, Paul Motian on drums and percussion, and Guilherme Franco on additional percussion. The feel is a bit straighter than Jarrett's excellent Death & The Flower set – as the tunes have a highly rhythmic component, and make good use of the extra percussion to create a flowing, organic groove. There's still a nice loose feel overall, though – almost a take on the loft jazz sound, especially at the moments when Jarrett goes a bit outside on piano. Titles include "Shades Of Jazz", "Southern Smiles", "Rose Petals", and "Diatribe". CD

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Keane BrothersTaking Off ... LP
ABC, 1979. Very Good+ ... $7.99
A great album of blue-eyed soul from the end of the 70s – produced by Lamont Dozier, with a sweet and smooth modern feel! The style here is quite similar to Lamont's own records, except for the fact that the Keane Brothers have a vocal style that's not as rough as Lamont – sweeping easily over the warm and bubbling arrangements of the set with a polished LA kind of groove. Very nice stuff, and one that you might pass up – but which will fit perfectly in any collection of 70s modern. Titles include "Taking Off", "Is Love Not Enough", "One Thing On My Mind", "You're Running Away", "Contract On Love", "Rain Or Shine", and "I Wanna Be Where You Are". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp and is lightly bent at the bottom.)

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BB KingBB King In London ... LP
ABC, 1971. Very Good Gatefold ... $8.99
BB King in London – not playing live, but working in the studio with a host of British musicians he'd inspired over the years! The lineup varies from track to track, giving a nice sort of variety to the album – and the overall feel is a bit like some of the Chess London sessions of the time – but maybe more blues overall! Features work by Peter Green on guitar, Steve Marriott on harmonica, Alexis Korner on acoustic guitar, Gary Wright on electric piano and Hammond, Ringo Starr on drums, and The Mystery Shadow on Hammond – and titles include "Ghetto Woman", "Wet Hayshark", "Part Time Love", "We Can't Agree", and "Blue Shadows". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and some light aging.)

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BB KingKing Size ... LP
ABC, 1977. Very Good ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and light wear.)

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✨✧ BB KingLA Midnight ... LP
ABC, 1972. Near Mint- ... $14.99
BB King brings in a sweet dose of jazz to his work – just a touch of the funkier backings that some of his electric contemporaries were getting at the time – maybe not as hard-wailing as some of the Chess funky blues records, but definitely somewhere in that direction! Players on the date include Mel Brown and Jesse Davis on guitars, Bobby Bryant on trumpet, Red Holloway on tenor, Plas Johnson on baritone, Clifford Coulter and Victor Feldman on piano, and the great Earl Palmer on drums. Titles include "Help The Poor", "Can't You Hear Me Talking To You", "Midnight", "I Got Some Help I Don't Need", "I've Been Blue Too Long", "Lucille's Granny, and "Can't You Hear Me Talking To You". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a promo stamp, edge wear, and some radio station marker on front.)

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BB KingLive & Well ... LP
Bluesway/ABC, 1969. Used Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
BB King not just live, but well-recorded in the studio too – in this classic ABC set that showcases both sides of his talents! Side one is the live set – and it's arguably better than any of the previous other concert recordings he did for the label – with a tighter, moodier feel that's almost more small club – with backing from a combo that features Charlie Boles on Hammond, Patrick Williams on trumpet, and Lee Gatling on tenor. Live titles include "Just A Little Love", "Sweet Little Angel", "Don't Answer The Door", and "Please Accept My Love". Side two is studio material, with some mighty sweet arrangements by Johnny Pate that almost bring a bit of funk into the mix at times – particularly on the drums which really groove things along! Herbe Lovelle handles the drum kit, and overall things are leaner than any previous Pate work with King – nice and raw, on cuts that include "I Want You So Bad", "Friends", "Get Off My Back Woman", and "Why I Sing The Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear with a sticker in the top right.)

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BB KingLive In Cook County Jail ... LP
ABC, 1971. Very Good ... $19.99
BB King live at the Cook County Jail in Chicago – and given the amount of great live shows going on in the institution during the early 70s, the jail must have been one hell of a place to be incarcerated! This classic features BB King entertaining the prisoners with a wickedly sharp blues set – done, like most prison live shows, with an edge that's often missing from more conventional concerts – plenty gritty, both on the vocals and guitar, with a sound the Chicago audience must have loved! Titles include "How Blue Can You Get", "Worry Worry", "Sweet Sixteen", "The Thrill Is Gone", "Please Accept My Love", and "Every Day I Have The Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label ABC pressing in a textured cover.)

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BB KingMidnight Believer ... LP
ABC, 1978. Very Good+ ... $4.99
One of the most tightly-produced of BB King's albums for MCA, but a set that's still filled with undeniable charm – and which really shows King more than able to step up to some well-deserved superstardom! There's a bit of an LA finish to the backings, but things are never too smooth – and BB's vocals and guitar both really shine in this setting – with inflections and edges that are just wonderful throughout! The balance is great – that rare ability that MCA had to serve up such records at the time – and titles include "A World Full Of Strangers", "Midnight Believer", "Never Make A Move Too Soon", "Hold On", "I Just Can't Leave Your Love Alone", and "When It All Comes Down". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp.)

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BB KingTo Know You Is To Love You ... LP
ABC/MCA, 1973. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A set that has BB King teaming up with southern soul maestro Dave Crawford – an arranger/producer who helps BB find a whole new groove! Crawford's approach is wonderfully warm and soulful – almost a Hi Records sort of take on the music, which brings King's traditional blues into much fresher territory – an update of older Memphis modes, with a really great sound for the 70s. In addition to The Memphis Horns, there's also a bit of Philly help on the record too – thanks to Vince Montana's vibes, Norman Harris' guitar, Ron Kersey's keyboards, and Ronnie Baker's bass. Stevie Wonder makes a brief guest appearance on keyboards too – and titles include "Oh To Me", "Love", "Respect Yourself", "I Like To Live The Love", "Who Are You", "I Can't Leave", and "Thank You For Loving The Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has splitting on the spine and bottom seam, aging, and stained bottom corners.)

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BB King & Bobby BlandTogether For The First Time – Live ... CD
ABC/MCA, 1974. Used ... $3.99
A mid 70s meeting of two seminal blues talents from the Memphis scene – singer Bobby Blue Bland, and legendary guitarist BB King! The pair were both working for ABC at the time – major label fame after years woodshedding in the indies – and hitting well-deserved fame for their huge talents – still as fresh here as they were a decade before, and unmarred by any studio sanitization in this great live set! The record does an especially good job of bringing together the artists verbally – letting Bobby and BB open up and rap a bit during the songs – yet still having plenty of space to go into their own thing musically, too. Titles include "It's My Own Fault", "I'll Take Care Of You", "I'm Sorry", "3 O'Clock Blues", "Goin Down Slow", and a great long Medley track. CD

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BB King & Bobby BlandTogether For The First Time – Live ... LP
ABC, 1974. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $8.99
A mid 70s meeting of two seminal blues talents from the Memphis scene – singer Bobby Blue Bland, and legendary guitarist BB King! The pair were both working for ABC at the time – major label fame after years woodshedding in the indies – and hitting well-deserved fame for their huge talents – still as fresh here as they were a decade before, and unmarred by any studio sanitization in this great live set! The record does an especially good job of bringing together the artists verbally – letting Bobby and BB open up and rap a bit during the songs – yet still having plenty of space to go into their own thing musically, too. Titles include "It's My Own Fault", "I'll Take Care Of You", "I'm Sorry", "3 O'Clock Blues", "Goin Down Slow", and a great long Medley track. LP, Vinyl record album

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Denise LaSalleUnder The Influence ... LP
ABC, 1978. Very Good+ ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has lightwear, some pen, and a promo stamp.)

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Bobby MaderaLook I'm Doing The Cha-Cha ... LP
ABC, Late 50s. Very Good ... $19.99
Brassy set of Latin sides recorded by Machito's trumpet player from the old days, Bobby Madera, who's probably best known to the world as the man who wrote "Mambo Inn". That track's on here, and so are the tracks "Mambo Pastel", "Basutoland", "Rhythmambo", "Don't Buy A Cat In The Bag", and "Watch Your Step". Tight tracks with ensemble playing, and a lot of mambos and cha cha tracks. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has light wear and aging.)

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Johnny NashStudio Time ... LP
ABC, 1961. Very Good+ ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wear, staining, and peeling.)

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O'KaysionsGirl Watcher ... LP
ABC, Mid 60s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A killer bit of crossover pop from the mid 60s – and the kind of groover that brought the Carolina beach sound to the top 40 charts! Includes the group's classic hit "Girl Watcher", a groover that we always enjoy hearing, plus other nice ones like "The Soul Clap", "Love Machine", and "Little Miss Flirt". Produced by Johnny Pate, too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and cutout holes.)

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Freda PayneOut Of Payne Comes Love ... LP
ABC, 1975. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A surprisingly great little album from Freda Payne – recorded after her years with Holland Dozier Holland – but done with a sweet smooth style that's almost southern/modern – and which really works for her voice! The album's got a really unified feel – never too over the top, with some solid sophisticated soul songs that show Freda with a side that we wouldn't have expected. Titles include "Look What I Found", "You", "Keep It Coming", "Seems So Long", "You Brought The Woman Out Of Me", "Lost In Love", "Million Dollar Horse", and "See Me One Last Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wear and a sticker spot.)

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Oscar PettifordDeep Passion (with bonus tracks) ... CD
ABC/Impulse, 1956/1957. Used ... $3.99
A really wonderful little chapter in the rich, and all-too-short career of bassist Oscar Pettiford – larger group recordings done for ABC in the mid 50s! The sessions show Pettiford to be surprisingly great at such a format – leading a group through Gigi Gryce arrangements that have a nice modern jazz take on earlier bop themes of the 50s. Gryce himself plays alto on the session, and other players include Jerome Richardson, Benny Golson, Art Farmer, Kenny Dorham, Jimmy Cleveland, Al Grey, Tommy Flanagan, and Lucky Thompson. The CD seems to include material from both Pettiford sessions for ABC – for a total of 17 tracks that include "Two French Fries", "Perdido", "Speculation", "Sunrise Sunset", "Smoke Signal", "Deep Passion", "Nica's Tempo", "Not So Sleepy", "Little Niles", and "Seabreeze". CD
(Out of print.)

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Oscar PettifordOscar Pettiford Orchestra In Hi Fi ... LP
ABC, 1956. Very Good ... $1.99
Despite the fact that bassist Pettiford is much more of a small group player than a large band one, ABC cut him on a very tasty batch of "orchestra" sides during the mid 50s – pretty hard swinging little numbers that feature players like Tommy Flanagan, Gigi Gryce, Art Farmer, Jerome Richardson, and Lucky Thompson, all of whom have a similar talent to Pettiford for standing out well amidst a larger group of jazz players. And despite the size of the groups (about 10 to 15 players), Pettiford's bass really is in the lead – recorded nice and high in the mix, setting the pace with a strong groove, and breaking out for some solos that are kind of rare in a session like this. The tracks are all pretty darn hip, too – many with arrangements by Gryce – and titles include "Two French Fries", "The Pendulum At Falcon's Lair", "Not So Sleepy", "Smoke Signal", and "Speculation". LP, Vinyl record album
(60s UK pressing. Cover has light wear, and a bit of tape around the edges.)

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Della ReeseC'mon & Hear ... LP
ABC/Paramount, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has light wear, a cutout hole, and some pen.)

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Della ReeseI Like It Like Dat! ... LP
ABC, 1965. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Tommy RoeSweet Pea ... LP
ABC, 1966. Very Good+ ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing.)

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Rufus featuring Chaka KhanAsk Rufus ... LP
ABC, 1977. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $4.99
One of our favorite albums ever from Rufus and Chaka Khan – a sublime 70s set in which the group's sound totally comes together, and finds a really special sound that's all its own! The blend of elements here is perfect – the group's funky jazz instrumentation, and Chaka Khan's warm vocals – very soulful, but also inflected with plenty of jazz, too – which makes even the mellower tunes here sparkle like nothing else on the market at the time – or all these many years later! There's a strong sense of understatement to the record – the sound is neither too slick, nor too laidback – just totally perfect and on the money – on a set of gems that includes the classic hit "Hollywood", plus "Slow Screw Against The Wall", "Close The Door", "Egyptian Song", and "Everlasting Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner & a name in pen.)

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Sabicas & Carlos MontoyaGiants Of Flamenco ... LP
ABC, 1961. Very Good+ ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing. Cover has a cutout hole and small split in the top seam.)

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Joe SampleRainbow Seeker ... LP
ABC, 1978. Very Good ... $2.99
A great album of tightly produced R&B-tinged fusion, headed up by keyboardist Joe Sample, riding high here on the fame of The Crusaders. The other members of the group drop in on the album, and the whole thing's very similar to their best work from the late 70s – but with more of a focus on keyboards. Titles include "Rainbow Seeker", "Fly With The Wings Of Love", "In All My Wildest Dreams", and the classic "There Are Many Stops Along The Way". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Patricia ScotOnce Around The Clock ... LP
ABC, 1959. Near Mint- ... $24.99
A great 50s vocal session – for a number of reasons! One of the strongest is Patricia herself – a fresh-voice singer who's without hoke – backed by some moody arrangements from the Creed Taylor Orchestra. Even better is the selection of tunes – which includes a number of really unusual songs that push past the obvious standards – many of them in a dark mood that really fits the theme of the album nicely. Titles include "Do It Again", "Wandering Swallow", "Why Baby Why", "Nothing At All", "Speed Of Light", "Just Once Around The Clock", and Patricia's own composition "Let's Sit Down & Talk It Over". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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Bobby ScottBobby Scott & Two Horns ... LP
ABC, 1956. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Although he later went on to be an overused arranger for hipster pop vocal acts, the great Bobby Scott started his career with tight jazz material like this – haunting original compositions with a west coast bent, but filled with a lot more soul than anything else coming out of the LA cool scene. This set captures Scott on piano with a quintet that features the strong two-horn frontline of John Murtaugh on tenor and Marty Flax on baritone, playing a tightly composed, post-4 Brothers sort of style. The players are not that well known – but the interplay between them is great, and the record is one of Scott's best jazz albums. Titles include "The Old Man", "Theme III", "Myrt", "Sally's Pound Cake", and "Every Woman". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original heavy black label pressing. Cover looks great!)

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ShadowsApache/Quartermasster's Stores ... 7-inch
ABC/Paramount, 1960. Near Mint- ... $33.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(With ABC-Paramount sleeve. Label has some faded marker.)

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Zoot SimsPlays Alto, Tenor And Baritone ... LP
ABC, 1956. Very Good ... $24.99
One of the grooviest 50s albums ever from the legendary Zoot Sims – a session that uses overdubbing to let Zoot create a one man horn section – blowing on record at the same time on alto, tenor, and baritone sax! The approach is far from the gimmicky sound that you might expect – and the results are really wonderful – an all Zoot-voiced sax section that has some of the smoother qualities of other 50s sextet dates (including Zoot's for RCA), but which has that great Sims' bite on all the solos! Other players include John Williams on piano, Knobby Totah on bass, and Gus Johnson on drums – and titles include a great vocal version of "Where You At", plus "Zonkin", "Pegasus", "Noshin", and "Minor Minor". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing.)

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SmithGroup Called Smith ... LP
ABC, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
When we were playing this, someone in the office said "What's the deal with these guys? Did they just do sound-a-like versions of other people's hits?" On some of their other records, we might say no – but this one's pretty much a Pickwick-esque remake/remodel of late 60s rockers – like "Who Do You Love", "Last Time", "Let's Spend The Night Together", and "Tell Him No" – all done in kind of a hard rockin, semi-bluesy style. LP, Vinyl record album

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Otis SpannBottom Of The Blues ... LP
Bluesway/ABC, 1968. Very Good ... $14.99
Features Otis Spann on pinao and vocals – with Muddy Waters and Luther Johnson on guitar, George Buford on harmonica, and Lucille Spann on vocals! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear with a small sticker.)

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✨✧ Steely DanAja ... LP
ABC, 1977. Very Good+ ... $9.99
An undisputed masterpiece, and a record we never tire of hearing – unabashedly the inspiration for our years of jazzy exploration as adults, even though it was probably the closest thing we ever got to the genre as wee lads! Walter Becker & Donald Fagan raise their already-high bar to new heights here – creating one of those rare records that flows together so beautifully, it's hard to remember where some songs begin and others end. There's a sense of perfection in everything about the record – the sound, the songs, the instrumentation – all woven together beautifully without any sense of self-consciousness. One majestic flow that starts with "Black Cow", and runs through classics that include "Aja", "Deacon Blue", "Peg", "Home At Last", "I Got The News", and "Josie". LP, Vinyl record album
(MCA non-gatefold pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Steely DanCan't Buy A Thrill ... LP
ABC, 1972. Very Good ... $16.99
The first album from Steely Dan, and already a leading light in the world of 70s rock! The album's got a bit less of the polish of later years, but is still filled with gems – the kind of tunes that nobody ever seemed to pen before, and which few other groups could match later – despite the countless legions who tried! There's less jazz too, but the guitars are all nice and strong – that sharp Skunk Baxter edge that helped get the group firmly onto the charts right away. Titles include "Do It Again", "Dirty Work", "Kings", "Midnite Cruiser", "Only A Fool Would Say That", "Reelin' In The Years", "Fire In The Hole", "Brooklyn (Owes The Charmer Under Me)", "Change Of The Guard", and "Turn That Heartbeat Over Again". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original gatefold pressing.)

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✨✧ Steely DanKaty Lied ... LP
ABC, 1975. Very Good ... $9.99
Steely Dan really hitting the heights – moving into hipper, more sophisticated territory than before – pushing the envelope with both their music and lyrics, which are completely sublime! It's hard to put our finger on the magic of this one, but it's the perfect summation of everything that's come before, with a bit of a nod towards the future – yet all with a simple, song-based charm that we really love. The Becker and Fagan team get some key studio help here – showing a move away from previous group-based recordings – and Phil Woods turns in some especially nice work on his sublime solo for "Doctor Wu". Other tracks include "Black Friday", "Bad Sneakers", "Any World That I'm Welcome To", "Your Gold Teeth II", "Daddy Don't Live In That New York City No More", "Throw Back The Little Ones", and "Everyone's Gone To The Movies". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing. Cover has light wear.)
 
 
 



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