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✨✧ Bullet/Alan TewHanged Man – Original Television Soundtrack ... LP
Contour, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nice funky 70s instrumentals, composed by Alan Tew, and performed by the group Bullet – a hip electric combo with a tight sound library feel. The overall style reminds us of Lalo Schifrin or Quincy Jones cop show work from the early 70s – with some tasty keyboards, plenty of riffing, and tight fast rhythmic tunes. The original's rare as hen's teeth, and the record is some of Tew's finest Brit easy work from the time. Titles include "Contract Man", "Killer HIll", "The Heist", "GBH", "Blue Panther", "The Spic", "Funky Bear", and "The Peterman". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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✨✧ Cat StevensNew Masters ... LP
Deram, 1967. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Early genius from Cat Stevens, handled with a baroque pop sensibility missing from his other records. Arrangements are by Alan Tew, Des Champ, David Whitaker, and Ivor Raymonde – and titles include "Kitty", "The Laughing Apple", "The First Cut Is The Deepest", "I'm Gonna Be King", and "Ceylon City". LP, Vinyl record album
(US stereo pressing. Cover has a cut corner.)
 
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Danny GrissettIn Between ... CD
Criss Cross (Netherlands), 2015. New Copy ... $14.99 18.98
Pianist Danny Grissett has really grown into a master of tone in recent years – a player who seems to find just the right way to make all his notes resonate strongly with this incredible sense of harmony and presence – so full of color and life, a record like this makes us feel like we're hearing him for the first time all over again! The balance of sound and structure here is wonderful – as Grissett can be economical, but always right on the money – doing a heck of a lot with just a little, and really finding a way to set fire with the tenor sax of Walter Smith III, whose presence here creates this crackle, a sparkle, that leaps off from the rhythms by Vincente Archer on bass and Bill Stewart on drums. Most of the best tracks here are Grissett originals – and titles include "Winter Silence", "Blue J", "Mr Wiggle Worm", "The In Between", and "Seven Tune". CD

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Kevin HaysYou've Got A Friend ... CD
Jazz Eyes (Italy), 2009. Used ... $2.99
Laidback trio work from pianist Kevin Hays – a player with a great ear for finding fresh new corners in familiar tunes! Most of the tunes on here are from the pop cannon of a few decades back – but Hays' approach to the music is really fresh, kind of an open, flowing groove that reminds us a bit of Steve Kuhn at times – especially in the way Kevin balances modern impulses with warmer inflections. His bassist – Doug Weiss – is great too, and plays with a round sound that really bumps the tunes along nicely, even the gentle ones – and the trio is completed by Bill Stewart on drums. Tracks include "Think Of One", "You've Got a Friend", "Bridge Over Troubled Water", "Fool On The Hill", "Nothing Like You", and "Cheryl". CD

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VariousChess Uptown Soul ... CD
Chess/Kent (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
The cooler, classier sound of Chess Records in the 60s – the side of Chicago soul that really showed that the Windy City was onto something special Sure, Chess gave the world plenty of blues and R&B, but the label also really helped open the door to a special side of soul music – the heady brew of new sounds that were coming from Chicago – in the hands of arrangers like Richard Evans, Johnny Pate, and Phil Wright – plus tracks recorded farther in the field, but which found a perfect home at Chess Records – as the label was able to balance the deep soul styles of the singers with some of the richer styles used in the backings and production! Yet all the while things still kept on with a nice groove – the kind of stepping sounds that got Chicago soul dancefloors going, and which still made them special well into the 21st Century – thanks to killer cuts like these. The whole thing's a really well-chosen batch of soul that goes way beyond simple Chess Records hits – and titles include "Jerk & Twine" by Jackie Ross, "Oh What A Feeling" by James Phelps, "Go Away Little Boy" by Marlena Shaw, "The Soul Of A Man" by Fontella Bass, "I Had A Talk With My Man" by Mitty Collier, "So Much Love" by Maurice & Mac, "Here You Come Running" by Sugar Pie De Santo, "Nothing But You" by The Chessmen, "Wear It On Our Face" by The Dells, "I Believe She Will" by Eddie & Ernie, "Sitting In The Park" by Billy Stewart, and "It Ain't No Big Thing" by The Radiants. Also includes the amazing instrumental "Two In The Morning" by Spooners Crowd – a killer cut from Fame Studios! CD

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✨✧ VariousRoot Hog Or Die Vol 5 – The Day Is Past & Gone ... LP
Mississippi, 1940s/1950s/1960s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A stunning tribute to the great Alan Lomax – the legendary musicologist, historian, and recording engineer who captured so many wonderful American sounds in the 20th Century! Lomax's work has been crucial to both the Library Of Congress and Smithsonian/Folkways Records – yet there's also a fair bit that has never seen the light of day before – amazing recordings that make up a surprisingly large part of this box set – which compiles work in many different styles recorded by Alan in the field – blues, folk, gospel, and global modes, plus compelling regional genres – all presented here in a special series! Titles on this fifth volume include "Stop All The Busses" by Cecil Augusta, "I'll Be Waiting There" by Sophie Loman Wing, "Yo Si La Queria" by Epifanio Capellan, "The Day Is Past & Gone" by Indian Bottom Association Of Old Regular Baptists, "Reuben Train" by Ray Hicks, "MacPherson's Rant" by Davie Stewart, and "I Wonder Where My Mother Has Gone" by Emperor Mackenze. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Al StewartModern Times ... CD
Columbia/Esoteric (UK), 1975. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Al Stewart, right before his big hit years to come – sounding wonderful here on both his tremendous vocals, and the range of tunes that seem to flow effortlessly from his pen! Production is by Alan Parsons, whose ability to compress elements to perfection is a perfect foil for Al's voice – a style that's tight, but never too smooth – not overly commercial, yet very nicely focused on the kind of hooks that can make Stewart's best songs so wonderful. There's still key traces of Al's folksy roots – but the shift in presentation here marks a real achievement, one that none of his other contemporaries were ever able to hit this well. Titles include "Not The One", "Apple Cider Re-Constitution", "Carole", "Sirens Of Titan", "Modern Times", and "Dark & Rolling Sea". CD
 
 
 



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