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LoveForever Changes (50th anniversary edition – 4CD/DVD/LP set) ... CD
Elektra, 1967. New Copy 4CD, DVD & LP set (reissue)... $92.99 99.99
What can we say? This is one of the greatest albums of all time! The record's got a sound that's completely unique – as crack LA garage punk rock meets Hollywood baroque production, and the result is an amazing bit of loud guitar noise backed by strings and horns, all graced by the godlike vocals of the great Arthur Lee. Forever Changes is a milestone in rock – an incredibly bleak document about insanity, escape, and the coming revolution that never happened. Think of all the best moments of Wild In The Streets, Zabriske Point, and Invocation of My Demon Brother rolled into one – and you'll only have a tiny slice of the picture! A record that will haunt us until the day we die – filled with incredible songs like "Alone Again Or", "Old Man", "Daily Planet", "Red Telephone", and "Maybe The People Would Be The Times Or Between Clark & Hilldale". This fantastic package is the most comprehensive we've ever seen of the album – one that maybe even outdoes efforts like this for records by The Beach Boys or Velvet Underground! CD1 features the album in stereo, CD 2 features the album in mono, CD 3 features an obscure alternate mix, and CD4 features singles and outtakes – including "Wonder People (outtake)", "Alone Again Or (mono single)", "Laughing Stock", "Your Mind & We Belong Together (tracking session highlights)", "Wooly Bully (outtake)", "Hummingbirds (demo)", "A House Is Not A Motel (single)", "Red Telephone (tracking session)", "Live & Let Live (backing track)", "Andmoreagain (alt electric backing track)", and "A House is Not A Motel (backing track)". Also comes with a DVD that features 24/96 remaster of the album – and a rare promo film from 1968! Also includes the album on 180 gram vinyl. And includes a booklet with liner notes, including track by track notes by author Ted Olson. CD
(50th anniversary numbered limited edition pressing!)

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LoveFour Sail ... LP
Elektra, 1969. Very Good ... $33.99
Much more of a hard rock affair than the group's third LP – kind of a return to the heavy guitars of Da Capo after the baroque beauty of Forever Changes – but a stone winner nonetheless! Arthur Lee's genius is still firmly in place, and although there's a back to basics rock feel on the record, it's still touched by the madness that haunted earlier records – and crackles with a drugged-up intensity that would still make it a hell of an album, even if it was the only one the band ever recorded! Titles include "Robert Montgomery", "I'm With You", "Your Friend & Mine – Neil's Song", "August", "Always See Your Face", "Talking In My Sleep", "Nothing", and "Dream". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label big "E" pressing. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Bryan MacLeanIfyoubelievein (white vinyl pressing) ... LP
Sundazed, Late 60s. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $23.99 24.99
You've probably heard the story, or strains of it anyway. Love's secondary songwriter Bryan MacLean, who penned "Alone Again Or" for one, left the group under conflicted circumstances shortly after their masterpiece Forever Changes was released. The consensus seems to be that Bryan, who was a major factor in the baroque production that graced Forever Changes, was uncomfortable with the Hendrix-ian route Arthur Lee wanted to take. These solo tracks that MacLean recorded during those years, while still in Love and shortly thereafter, seem to strengthen that notion. The tunes on Ifyoubelivein are mostly the bare bones for what may have been a post-Forever Changes orch-psych masterpiece, but went unreleased in any form until the late 90s, as MacLean pretty much dropped out of the biz in the late 60s and found Jesus. The recordings have a folksy feel to them, and a stark, haunting quality, with the quivering melodicism and psychedelic imagery MacLean brought to Love. Essential for even novice Love fans, and a testament to Bryan MacLean's role in one of the greatest rock groups ever, a role somewhat unfairly overshadowed by Arthur Lee. Titles include "Barber John", "Fresh Hope", "Kathleen", "Alone Again Or", "Friday's Party", "If You Believe In", and "Old Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(On colored vinyl!)

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✨✧ DeathFor The Whole World To See ... LP
Drag City, 1975. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A pre-punk bit of charged, hard grooving Motor City rock from Death – a lost record that takes a tightly coiled, blazing approach to their influences of garage rock and psychedelia – and a record that's all the better in that it was recorded way back in 1975! To put it bluntly, music didn't really sound like this in '75 – and it would be as easy to label the sound as something like, "mid 70s Detroit African American precursor to Husker Du", etc, but this is a honestly a pretty remarkable album for its time that we don't want to trivialize it with a lazy nutshell description. The group does distill their influences in a way that's reminiscent of some midwestern post punk, but Death is pre-punk, making it a really fascinating record, and a blast to crank up in your headphones! Titles include "Keep On Knocking", "Rock-N-Roll Victim", the longer, seemingly Arthur Lee influenced "Let The World Turn" (eventually nailing a fiercer sound the likes of which Love never messed with), "You're A Prisoner", "Freakin Out", "Where Do We Go From Here???" and "Politicians In My Eyes". 7 songs, 27 minutes, and pretty awesome. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ LoveLove Story (DVD) ... DVD
Start Productions, 2018. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The full story of Love – the legendary band who were such a key part of the Hollywood scene in the 60s – and whose music continues to find new ears for generations to come! Love have a tale that's a bit rockier than most – which is told here in all its detail – from the group's formation in high school, to their evolution on the Sunset Strip and the making of their landmark Forever Changes album, to their excesses that eventually drove them apart. All group members are featured onscreen – and there's plenty of interview time with Arthur Lee – mixed with vintage footage, and other interviews from key forces that helped shape Love's creative talents in the 60s. The film is 109 minutes, in color, and features some bonus interview footage! DVD

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Arthur BlytheDa Da/Basic Blythe ... CD
Columbia/Beat Goes On (UK), 1986/1988. New Copy 2 CDs ... $15.99
A pair of 80s albums from saxophonist Arthur Blythe – back to back in a single set! Da Da is a set that mixes some of the sharper edges of Blythe's earlier records with a few more contemporary touches – but always at a level that still has the reedman standing far from the mainstream! The core group here features Olu Dara on trumpet, Cecil McBee on bass, John Hicks on piano, and Bobby Battle on drums – and on the acoustic tracks, there's some great energy between them that soars with a soulful spirit birthed in the loft jazz years, maybe swung a bit straighter than before. A few other tunes add in some extra elements – an electric bass on one number, some light strings on another – but the core of the album still has a magnificent focus on that tone that Blythe had only perfected even more on records like this, especially on the more laidback numbers, which come as a real surprise, and reflect a ballad style we might not have guessed in the early days. Titles include "Odessa", "Esquinas", "After Paris", "Crescent", and "Break Time". Next up is Basic Blythe – not exactly basic work from Arthur Blythe, as the set features an added string ensemble too – but a record that certainly has the saxophonist really hitting a whole new level of genius! There's a great core group here – with John Hicks on piano, Anthony Cox on bass, and Bobby Battle on drums – and the strings are added in around the edges, never getting to much in the way of the combo energy, but also fleshing out the sound with this beautiful richness that only seems to enhance the sharp tone of Arthur's alto sax! The arrangements are great, too – hardly the usual "with strings" material, and instead very creative – with this mix of soul and sophistication that reminds us a bit of the Bill Lee scores for early Spike Lee films, but even longer and with the key addition of Blythe in the lead. Titles include "Lenox Avenue Breakdown", "Faceless Woman", "Ruby My Dear", "Heart To Heart", and "As Of Yet". CD

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✨✧ VariousThese Great Stars Are On Fire & Fury (3CD set) ... CD
Sunset Blvd, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 3CD ... Out Of Stock
Incredible rhythm & blues singles from Bobby Robinson's Harlem-based Fury and Fire labels from the mid 50s to early 60s – from post-doowop vocal gems to sax-heavy stormers to melodic early soul groovers and beyond – trailblazing gems that helped pave the way for indie soul and r&b for decades to come! Massive 3CD set with 75 tracks – with gems by Bobby Marchan, Tarheel Slim, Elmore James, Dee Dee Ford, Don Gardner, Arthur Crudup, Otis Scott, Mighty Joe Young, Mary Ann Fisher, The Upsetters, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Lee Dorsey and many many more. Includes "I'm So Happy (Tra-La-La-La-La-La) by Lewis Lymon & The Teenchords, "Number 9 Train" by Tarheel Slim, "Kansas City" by Wilbert Harrison, "Fannie Mae" by Buster Brown, "There Is Something On My Mind" (Parts 1 & 2) by Bobby Marchan, "Valarie" by The Starlites, "Empty Arms" by Mighty Joe Young, "Sugar Babe" by Buster Brown, "Mean Ole Frisco" by Arthur Crudup, "Ghost Of Love" by Joe Haywood, "Put On My Shoes" by Mary Ann Fisher, "New Kind Of Love" by Otis Smith, "Love My Baby So" by Ernie & Jean Terrell, "Debt Of Love" by Joe Haywood, "No Love As Sweet As Yours" by Johnny Jones and much more! Nice little booklet of notes, too. CD
(Limited edition of 2000!)

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✨✧ Planet ComicsPlanet Comics Collected Works Volume 14 – Issues 67 to 73 – Summer 1952 to Winter 1953 (hardcover) ... Book
PS Artbooks (UK), 1952/1953. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The continuing genius of Planet Comics – one of the first-ever comics devoted entirely to science fiction stories – still going strong here in the early 50s! Unlike some of its contemporaries during the stretch, Planet never got too creepy or too exploitative – but did use the growing comic market to really hone its craft, and perfect the kind of longer-form stories with recurring characters that made the magazine a real hit with audiences young and old. Female characters are as strong as the guys – and the art throughout is wonderful – with top-shelf pencils from artists who include Murphy Anderson, Lee Elias, Charles Sultan, Lily Renee, Arthur Peddy, Bill Benulis, Rudy Palais, and other unsung talents. The 280 page book is heavy, hardcover, and really well done – featuring seven full issues, all in color, with cover images and inside ads too. Book

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✨✧ VariousDelmark 40th Anniversary Blues ... CD
Delmark, 1950s/1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Music from Junior Wells, Big Joe Williams, Jimmie Lee Robinson, Big Time Sarah, Robert Jr Lockwood, Arthur Crudup, Otis Rush, JB Hutto, Jimmy Johnson, Curtis Jomes, Speckled Red & more. CD
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Dinosaur L (Arthur Russell)24 24 Music ... CD
Sleeping Bag, 1981. Used ... $9.99
An incredible full album from Dinosaur L – the legendary New York dancefloor project of Arthur Russell! The group's a punky, funky, chunky amalgam of bass thumping, guitar riffing, keyboard filling, and sax honking – all very much in the spirit of Russell's best quirky club work of the time, but with the added sound here of a more expanded approach – one that takes the tunes in a whole new territory than the more famous 12" singles! The tracks on the original set were simply numbered – "1", "2", "3", and so on – and come across almost as free-jamming instrumentals – but this reissue appends the songs with their 12" titles, so "#1" gets parenthetically entitled "You're Gonna Be Clean On Your Bean" and "#5" as "Go Bang!", plus this disc adds several 12" versions that were not on the original LP release, like Francois K's mix of 'Go Bang!" and Larry Levan's mix of "In The Corn Belt". Totally great stuff – as experimental as it is funky! CD
(Out of print. Digipack tray has a crack.)
Also available 24 24 Music ... LP 18.99

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✨✧ Dinosaur L (Arthur Russell)24 24 Music ... LP
Sleeping Bag, 1981. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $18.99 20.98
An incredible full album from Dinosaur L – the legendary New York dancefloor project of Arthur Russell! The group's a punky, funky, chunky amalgam of bass thumping, guitar riffing, keyboard filling, and sax honking – all very much in the spirit of Russell's best quirky club work of the time, but with the added sound here of a more expanded approach – one that takes the tunes in a whole new territory than the more famous 12" singles! The tracks on the set are simply numbered – "1", "2", "3", and so on – and come across almost as free-jamming instrumentals! Totally great stuff – as experimental as it is funky! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available 24 24 Music ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ Dinosaur L (Arthur Russell)Go Bang! (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
Sleeping Bag/Get On Down, 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $8.99 9.98
A spacey disco classic! "Go Bang" is a wonderful tune – with a jaunty vocal refrain that's laid over some off-kilter keyboard rhythms infused with bass. Arthur Russell produced and Francois K mixed – and this great vinyl single features the complete cut – Part 1 on one side and Part 2 on the flip. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Dinosaur L (Arthur Russell)In The Corn Belt (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
Sleeping Bag/Get On Down, 1982. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Spacey post disco dancefloor genius from Arthur Russell and Dinosaur L – the slow-building stormer "In The Corn Belt" – mixed by Larry Levan! Part 1 is on the A-side and Part 2 is on the flip – and the track builds from an atmospheric layer of keys into a heavily percussive blast with a heavy, heavy bassline and some searing guitar in the mix. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Chico BuarqueVida ... LP
Philips (Brazil), 1980. Near Mint- ... $18.99
An album with as much depth and richness as the title might imply – a wonderful record from Chico Buarque's newly sophisticated years at the end of the 70s! The set's got a quality that's almost timeless – an interwoven blend of styles that features some of Chico's modes from earlier years, but also an influence that's almost European at times – an approach that has Buarque rising up with some of the great global singer/songwriters, transcending standard MPB with a sense of confidence and personality that's really amazing. Arrangements are by Francis Hime, Tom Jobim, and Roberto Menescal – and most tracks have some prominent guitar played gently, but effectively next to the vocals – handled by players who include Octavio Burnier, Arthur Verocai, and Geraldo Azevedo. Titles are nearly all originals by Chico – with tracks that include "Vida", "Ja Passou", "Fantasia", "Qualquer Cancao", "Nao Sonho Mais", "Bye Bye Brasil", "Morena De Angola", and "De Todas As Maneiras". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes printed inner sleeve.)

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Eddie Lockjaw DavisGoin To The Meeting (Misty/Goin To The Meeting) ... CD
Prestige, 1960/1962. Used ... $11.99
Classic 60s soul jazz from Eddie Lockjaw Davis – more than an album's worth of materal on a single CD! First up is part of the album Misty – great work from the famous team that featured Eddie Lockjaw Davis on tenor and Shirley Scott on organ – recorded here in the mellow, open-ended setting of Prestige Records' Moodsville label – a perfect setting for the late nite stylings of the pair! There's a slight more groove to this session than some of the other Moodsville date – thanks to the presence of Ray Barretto in the group on congas –a longside the bass of George Duvivier and drums of Arthur Edgehill. CD also adds in the track "From This Moment On". Goin To The Meetin is a great one – and one of the rarest Prestige dates from Eddie Lockjaw Davis! The album features a unique group that includes Horace Parlan on piano – in place of the organ that had graced many of Davis' earlier Prestige records – with added groovy energy from Buddy Catlett on bass, Art Taylor on drums, and Willie Bobo on congas – all players who seem to give Davis an even sharper edge than before – not entirely the modern tones of his pairings with Johnny Griffin, but a bit less sleepy than in the company of a Hammond. The congas really kick things up nicely – and there's an undercurrent of fire that almost recalls some of the best Blue Note dates of this nature from the time. Titles include "Little Cougar", "Yes Yes", "Pass The Hat", "Goin To Meetin", and "Oh Babee". CD
(Out of print.)

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Indian OceanSchool Bell Treehouse/Tree House Schoolbell (parts 1 & 2) ... 12-inch
Sleeping Bag/Get On Down, 1986. New Copy (reissue)... $7.99 14.98
One of the most offbeat 12" singles to ever come from the hands of Arthur Russell – and that's saying a lot, given some of his other grooves! The approach here is much more experimental than some of Russell's other projects for Sleeping Bag Records – as the main track builds slowly from a mix of electronic rhythms and percussion, layered with deep sounds that really match the groove – but at a pace that's dark and moody, although building with tribal energy as things move on! There's a pan-global, past/future vibe going on here – one that reminds us how revolutionary Russell was at the time, and what a huge inspiration he was to later giants of the post-house, post-club global scene. Over 20 minutes of music between the two sides – more like a short album instead of a 12" single! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Donna SummerLive & More ... LP
Casablanca, 1978. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $1.99
An overstuffed double-length set from Donna Summer – one that features some of the live material promised in the title, plus some even better studio work as well! The first 3 sides of the album feature Donna recorded live – putting over tunes with a bit more personality and almost a sense of spontaneity that we wouldn't expect – on titles that include "Fairy Tale High", "Only One Man", "I Remember Yesterday", "I Love You", "Spring Affair", "Mimi's Song", "I Feel Love", and "Last Dance". But even better is the 4th side of the record – which features the extended "MacArthur Park Suite" – Donna's masterful reworking of the Jimmy Webb classic, stretched out to even greater length than the original! LP, Vinyl record album
(In the die-cut gatefold cover, including the printed inner sleeves. Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ Bonzo Goes To Washington5 Minutes (c-c-club mix, r-r-radio mix, b-b-bombing mix) ... 12-inch
Sleeping Bag, 1984. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Jerry Harrison of the Talking Heads gets together with Bootsy Collins on this Arthur Russell produced track featuring little sound bits of good old Ronald Reagan dropped over the heavy Linn drum beat. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Sleeping Bag sleeve.)

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✨✧ Lars GullinLars Gullin Vol 6 – Sideman 1949 to 1952 ... CD
Dragon (Sweden), Late 40s/Early 50s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Although known best for his seminal work as a leader – over a range of key recordings from the 50s and 60s – Swedish reedman Lars Gullin also lent his talents to many other artists as an important sideman, as you'll hear in this much-needed look at an overlooked side of his work! Like other releases in this series, there's a huge amount of material here – over 25 tracks, running for nearly 80 minutes – featuring Gullin performances from 1949 through 1952 – lending his talents on baritone sax (and sometimes as arranger) to jazz musicians who include James Moody, Zoot Sims, Arthur Osterwalls, Stan Getz, and Putte Wickman – plus performances in all-star groups who include Leonard Feather's Swinging Swedes, Svensk Jazz 50, and Jazzkritikerorkestern 1951 – and even a few cuts with singers who include Alice Babs, Brita Borg, and Charles Judah. The collection is as comprehensive as you might guess – and titles include "Swedish Pastry", "The Man I Love", "Moody's Bounce", "Flamingo", "Two Fathers", "Who Sleeps", "The Girl With The Net", "Moon Over Miami", "Dancing In The Dark", "First Walk", and "Be Bop Knopp". CD

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Jimmy HelmsJimmy Helms (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Oracle/Creole Stream (Japan), Late 60s. Used ... $14.99
Early work from Jimmy Helms – an American soul singer, but one who recorded more famously later on in the UK – heard here on his full length debut! The set was put together at a time when Jimmy was getting some exposure on the Merv Griffin Show (the cover shot is from one appearance) – and the style here is kind of a hip blend of jazz and soul, wrapped around a nice mix of familiar tunes and even better unusual ones! Helms later had fame on the stage, and he's definitely got an expressive style of singing – a mature mode that's different than crossover soul singers of the time, and which has echoes of hip cats like Walter Jackson and Arthur Prysock in both his phrasing, and some of the arrangements he gets on the tunes. Titles include "I Was A Boy When You Needed A Man", "Like A Young Bird", "Listen", "Iliane", "Air Of Confusion", "Until It's Time For You To Go", "Light My Fire", and "Hey Jude". CD
(Includes obi.)

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✨✧ Wes MontgomeryBBC Jazz 625 – 1965 (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
BBC/SSJ (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic lost slice of work from guitarist Wes Montgomery – rare British broadcasting recordings done in the year of 1965 – during a European tour that gave us some other material by Wes over the years! This collection features the guitar genius in two different performances – one in March of 1965, with an American group that features Harold Mabern on piano, Arthur Harper on bass, and Jimmy Lovelace on drums – the second from two months later, with a British backing combo that includes the great Stan Tracey on piano, plus Rick Laird on bass and Jackie Dougan on drums. The Mabern material is great – with a familiar feel to other live tour tracks from that stretch – and the Tracey sides maybe have a surprising sort of edge, and even some of the chromes that would show up more during the late Verve and CTI years. Titles include "Full House", "Four On Six", "Twisted Blues", "Here's That Rainy Day", "Yesterdays", and "Jingles". CD

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✨✧ Atomic RoosterSleeping For Years – The Studio Recordings 1970 to 1974 (4CD set) ... CD
Esoteric (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 4CD ... Out Of Stock
The full story of Atomic Rooster – a group who were quite an important force in their day, but who've become a bit overlooked in more recent years! The group originally grew out of the Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, and featured drummer Carl Palmer in his pre-ELP years – and keyboardist Vincent Crane, who'd be the real lasting force in the group – and brought an especially strong style on organ that was a nice link between earlier bluesier rock and the start of prog – but at a level that was also pretty hard rock-driven too! That latter aspect took off even more strongly as the group lost Palmer and started to really find their sound – and eventually, they picked up the great Chris Farlowe on vocals, whose singing really pushed the style on their last few records! This box features five full studio albums – Atomic Rooster, Death Walks Behind You, In Hearing Of Atomic Rooster, Made In England, and Nice N Greasy – plus bonus tracks from singles, and other cuts that appeared on different international pressings of the records! 55 tracks in all – and very detailed notes on the group! CD

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Tommy James & the ShondellsCrimson & Clover ... LP
Roulette, 1968. Very Good ... $14.99
A sublime pop psych classic from Tommy James & The Shondells – a record that's quite different than some of the janglier work the group was issuing a few years before – and a perfect example of the way that just a few slight studio tricks can really transform a record! The tunes are all short and focused, but produced with lots of cool reverb, echo, and fuzzy touches on the sides – never overindulgent, and still plenty tuneful – but with so many weird little edges that they come through with a sound that's still pretty darn fresh after all these years – even if you think you know these guys from their hits. Titles include "Kathleen McArthur", "Do Something To Me", "I Am A Tangerine", "Smokey Roads", and "Breakaway" – plus the classic hits "Sugar On Sunday", "Crystal Blue Persuasion", and "Crimson & Clover". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label stereo pressing with Bell Sound stamp.)

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Various500 Atlantic R&B & Soul Singles Vol 4 – 1966/1967 ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1966/1967. New Copy 2CD ... $49.99
Think you know the sound of Atlantic Records in the 60s? Think again – because this stunning series opens the vault to a huge amount of rare treasures from the legendary label! The package is amazing – and offers up rare tracks that were mostly only issued by Atlantic on singles – including some on the other imprints associated with the company – some by names we never even knew recorded for the label, others by bigger names, but represented here by obscure material that goes way past their hits – and which is ultra cool because of that. There's also a fair bit more deep soul than you might expect from the usual Atlantic mix – tremendous vocals, and often in less hit-heavy modes – which makes the whole thing a great revelation – and just one more reason to bow down and give even more expect to one of the key companies who helped soul music find a home in the 60s. Plus – as if that's not enough – the whole thing comes in a very cool 7" gatefold package – which emphasizes the from-singles nature of the collection. Volume 4 is filled with 50 rare tracks – loads of uncommon Atlantic singles, including some from their 50s partners – with cuts that include "Bye Bye Baby" by Ella Washington, "Sleep Good Tonight" by Sam & Dave, "What Am I Gonna Do" by Dee Dee Sharp, "Book Of Memories" by Percy Wiggins, "I've Got That Feelin" by Darrell Banks, "Let's Go Steady" by Arthur Conley, "Let Me Down Slow" by Bobby Wilson, "These Simple Reasons" by The Mad Lads, "Cool Pearl" by The Capitols, "Happiness" by The Ambassadors, "That Man Of Mine" by Jean & The Darlings, "One Plus One" by William Bell, "Left Over Love" by Mable John, "Get Down" by Harvey Scales & The Seven Sounds, "All On A Sunny Day" by Deon Jackson, "Sentimental Reasons" by Percy Wiggins, "Feels Good" by Bobby Wilson, "Bigger & Better" by Mable John, "I'll Be Loving You" by Soul Brothers Six, "Greasy Spoon" by Rufus Thomas, "Don't Say Maybe Baby" by The Capitols, "I'm So Proud Of My Baby" by The Ambassadors, "She Knows What To Do For Me" by Ben E King, "I Gotta Have My Baby's Love" by Sir Mack Rice, "Loveitis" by Harvey Scales, "Love Comes & Goes" by Arthur Conley, "The Grass Always Seems Greener" by Ella Washington, and "Behind Every Great Man There's A Woman" by Percy Sledge. CD

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VariousOriginal Gold Soul ... LP
Mercury, Late 50s/Early 60s. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $2.99
A pretty great collection – filled with early R&B, jump blues, and vocal group material on Mercury Records! Includes work by The Penguins, Joe Liggins, Buddy Johnson, Louis Jordan, Eddie Chamblee, Arthur Prysock, Ruth Brown, Clyde McPhatter, Cannonball Adderley, Billy Eckstine, Jimmy McCracklin, and others! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some edge wear & clear tape along the spine.)

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