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✨✧ Alan PriceSavaloy Dip ... CD
Warner/Omnivore, 1974. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic album from the great Alan Price – known to some as one of the founding members of The Animals, but also a hell of an artist on his own – working here in a sweet blend of jazz, soul, and R&B elements – with a vibe that's very similar to his excellent collaborations with Georgie Fame! In fact, there's a groove here that's quite like Fame's brilliant late 60s/early 70s material – a sound that's quite different than you might expect from the 1974 recording date of the set – a truly timeless vibe that may make the set Alan's best-ever album! Yet oddly, the record was barely issued at the time – recorded, released, and pulled from the racks immediately – which means that even most Price fans have never heard the set – which finally gets its due with this well-done CD release. The quality of the songs is wonderful – some of Alan's best writing – and instrumentation is mostly lean, jazz-styled small combo backing – with far less production than most big label sets were getting at the time. Titles include "Savaloy Dip", "Pure Jimmy", "Smells Like Lemon Tastes Like Wine", "Willie The Queen", "Passin Us By", and "Country Life". CD
 
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✨✧ Walter Bishop JrCoral Keys ... CD
Black Jazz/Snow Dog (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The keys are coral, and the sound is sublime – one of the greatest albums ever from pianist Walter Bishop Jr, and proof that he can really stretch out, given the right setting! The piano here is all acoustic, but there's an almost-electric vibe to the date – long, open tracks that sway and swell with some great spiritual energy – made even more wonderful by work from reedman Harold Vick, who plays tenor, flute, and soprano sax on the record – and makes it one of his best recordings ever! The reedwork alone is worth the price of admission – but the rhythms are also great too – a mix of soulful, modal, and some slight funky bits – handled by Reggie Johnson on bass, and either Idris Muhammad or Alan Benger on drums. Woody Shaw plays trumpet on some cuts, too – and titles include "Coral Keys", "Soul Turn Around", "Freedom Suite", "Track Down", "Waltz For Zweetie", and "Three Loves". CD
(Remastered with updated artwork and new liner notes.)

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✨✧ Alan LightLet's Go Crazy – Prince & The Making Of Purple Rain (hardcover) ... Book
Atria, 2014. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The power of Purple Rain in the 80s has sometimes been dimmed by the passage of years – but author Alan Light brings back the spotlight to Prince's amazing achievement – and documents both the creation of the classic film and accompanying album, and its role not only in rising Price to the top of the pop heap at the time – but also in breaking down some wider boundaries in 80s American culture. Light's spent time at Rolling Stone and Vibe, and from that perspective he really gets at the way that Purple Rain drew in so many folks who'd never think to buy a soul record at all – nor follow an African-American artist, other than Jimi Hendrix. Book is hardcover, 298 pages. Book
(Spine has a remainder mark.)
 
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✨✧ ArtisticsWhat Happened ... CD
Brunswick/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $13.99
A stunning early set from The Artistics – and exactly the kind of record that shows why they were one of the best Chicago soul groups at the end of the 60s! The harmonies are wonderful – smooth, but with a rough undercurrent too – balanced at a level that few groups could touch at the time, save maybe The Four Tops! Yet the style's way different than Motown, too – very much in that loping Brunswick soul style of the time, which means there's all these great grooves that really keep things going – even at mellower moments. Eugene Record produced and wrote most of the tracks – and titles include "What Happened", "Walking Tall", "With These Hands", "Why Did She Have To Leave Me", "When I'm Not Around", "Yesterday's Girl", and "Price Of Love". CD
Also available What Happened ... CD 6.99

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ArtisticsWhat Happened ... CD
Brunswick, 1969. New Copy ... $6.99 11.99
A stunning early set from The Artistics – and exactly the kind of record that shows why they were one of the best Chicago soul groups at the end of the 60s! The harmonies are wonderful – smooth, but with a rough undercurrent too – balanced at a level that few groups could touch at the time, save maybe The Four Tops! Yet the style's way different than Motown, too – very much in that loping Brunswick soul style of the time, which means there's all these great grooves that really keep things going – even at mellower moments. Eugene Record produced and wrote most of the tracks – and titles include "What Happened", "Walking Tall", "With These Hands", "Why Did She Have To Leave Me", "When I'm Not Around", "Yesterday's Girl", and "Price Of Love". CD

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Clifford BrownMemorial Album (Blue Note) ... LP
Blue Note, 1953. Near Mint- ... $29.99
Clifford Brown only recorded a handful of sides for Blue Note – but all of the best ones are included in this excellent album – a full length set that culls together Brown's material from the 10" years, issued as a memorial to his early death in 1956! Side one features Brown with the modernist Gigi Gryce on flute and alto sax – plus Charlie Rouse on tenor, John Lewis on piano, Percy Heath on bass, and Art Blakey on drums – a lineup that has a strong sense of soul, balanced with a dose of modernism – on titles that include the classic "Hymn to the Orient" – worth the price of the album alone – plus "Easy Living", "Cherokee", "Wail Bait", and "Minor Mood". Side two features an equally sharp group – with Lou Donaldson on some excellent alto, and the great Elmo Hope on piano – on titles that include "Brownie Speaks", "De Dah", "Cookin", "You Go To My Head", and "Carving The Rock". LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty pressing. Cover has light ringwear.)

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VariousCome Spy With Us – The Secret Agent Songbook ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $14.99
Seminal spy sounds from the 60s – a treasure trove of spy-themed tunes, and one that features loads of material you might not hear otherwise! The set doesn't feature the big hits from the James Bond films, and instead includes all the great little records that sprung up in the wake of those movies – cool jazz, vocal, and instrumental records that sometimes feature weird reworkings of more famous soundtrack numbers, sometimes lesser-known cuts from b-grade films, and sometimes fresh new spy numbers on their own! The style ranges from groovy guitar numbers to blaring jazzy tracks to slinky steppers that find a very cool balance between suspense and swing. Titles include "Dr Goldfoot & The Bikini Machine" by The Supremes, "The Last Of The Secret Agents" by Nancy Sinatra, "Theme From Danger Man" by Red Price, "A Man Alone" by John Barry, "Deadlier Than The Male" by The Walker Brothers, "Burke's Law" by Wynton Kelly, "We Should've" by Cleo Laine, "Our Man Flint" by Billy Strange, "Theme From Where The Spies Are" by Jimmy Smith, "The Liquidator" by Shirley Bassey, "I Spy" by Roland Shaw, "Come Spy With Me" by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, and "High Wire" by Brian Fahey. CD

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Chi-LitesGive It Away (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... About April 27, 2016 (delayed)
Excellent early material by The Chi-Lites – work that instantly soars above that of most of their contemporaries – with that incredible Windy City soul sound forged by the group's Eugene Record and producer Carl Davis! The groove is wonderful – free and easygoing, yet tight and right on the money too – lighter than the dancefloor styles of Detroit, a bit more sophisticated too – yet never apt to fall into all of the overly-emotive styles of the east coast too. This balance is what makes the group so wonderful – and really comes through on this early album – a treasure trove of songs penned by Eugene Record too! Titles include "Let Me Be The Man My Daddy Was", "Give It Away", "What Do I Wish For", "My Whole World Ended", "24 Hours Of Sadness", and "To Change My Love". CD has some great bonus tracks too – "Love Me", "Love Is Gone", "My Baby Loves Me", "Price Of Love", and "Baby It's Time". CD

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✨✧ Freddie Hubbard & Woody ShawDouble Take ... LP
Blue Note, 1985. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Tremendous trumpets from Freddie Hubbard and Woody Shaw – a real standout from the mid 80s revival years of Blue Note – and a perfect setting for both players! The tracks are long, but tight too – with just the right balance of solo voices from Hubbard and Shaw – and excellent additional work on alto and flute from a young Kenny Garrett! The rhythms have a fluid feel that are especially great for Hubbard's approach – and are handled by Mulgrew Miller on piano, Cecil McBee on bass, and Carl Allen on drums. Titles include "Desert Moonlight", "Lotus Blossum", "Hub-Tones", "Lament For Booker", and "Boperation". LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has price sticker remnants.)

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✨✧ Eddie PalmieriSalsa Caliente De Nu York! ... CD
Nascente (UK), 1960s/1970s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A nicely priced 13 track collection of Eddie's classic work for the Fania label – beginning with his early roots in Latin jazz and charanga, and running up through his expansive, free-thinking work of the 70s! Titles include "La Malanga", "Azucar", "Revolt", "1983", "Pa La Ocha Tambo", "Cinturita", "Mi Mambo Conga", and "Ven Ven". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousA Gozar! – Latin Grooves On Blue Note ... CD
Blue Note, 1960s/1970s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
15 tasty Latin numbers – all lifted from the catalog of Blue Note Records, and related labels! The grooves here have a good sense of variety – from Afro-centric percussion jammers to lyrical Latin jazz numbers from the LA scene of the 50s to harder-hitting boogaloo tunes from the Latin Soul era – and a good portion of the titles have not been reissued before, at least in the US! A great package, a nice price, and loads of good tracks that include "Sax Con Ritmo" by Jack Costanzo, "Titoro" by Bobby Montez, "Warm Winds" by Charles Kynard, "Guaguanco Stroll" by Wali & The Afro Cravan, "Morning" by Clare Fischer, "McCanna" by Les McCann, "La Malanga" and "Yuyo" by Bobby Hutcherson, "Timbale Groove" by Willie Bobo, "Get Out Of My Way" and "Night Walk" by Joe Torres, and "I'm On My Way" by Candido. CD
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✨✧ Le OrmeIn Concerto (180 gram colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Philips (Italy), 1974. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of those records that makes you sit up and say – "damn, those 70s Italian prog artists were really onto something!" Le Orme always sounded great on their studio records, but this live set has the group sounding even darker, even more ambitious than ever – really stretching out their instrumentation in ways that are neither too-macho jamming, nor too-noodly self indulgence – and which instead have this beautiful balance between rocking and experimentation – yet with a depth that's greater than their English or German contemporaries! Side one is worth the price of admission alone – the heady two-part "Truck Of Fire", which almost gets avant in its instrumentation at times – and side two features some shorter, but equally wonderful numbers that include "Sguardo Verso Il Cielo", "Collage", "Era Inverno", and "Ritorno Al Nulla". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition red & black vinyl!)

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✨✧ Ronnie MathewsSelena's Dance ... CD
Timeless/Solid (Japan), 1988. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Ronnie Mathews is a pianist we always love, no matter what the context – but here he's in this extra-great trio with bassist Stafford James, who almost seems to take center stage at times! James' deep, round tone is a perfect match for Mathews' approach to piano – and while Ronnie takes off on lyrical flights at times, Stafford has this grounding that balances things out beautifully – given some extra inspiration by the drums of Tony Reedus, who is the third key member of the trio. The title track alone – "Selena's Dance" – is worth the price of admission, and is this nine minute modal workout that shows everyone at top form. Some other numbers are mellower, but no less captivating – and tunes include "Stella By Starlight", "Blue Bossa", "Fee Fi Fo Fum", and "Body & Soul". CD
 
 
 



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