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Beach BoysPet Sounds – 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition (4CDs/Blu-ray/book) ... CD
Capitol, 1966. New Copy 4CD & Blu-ray ... $72.99 79.99
One of the greatest records of all time – and don't you forget it! Despite the countless lines of type that have been written about this record, nothing does it full justice like an all-through listen – something we're reminded of every time we put this one on the turntable, which is a heck of a lot over the years! Brian Wilson busted his ass making this little gem – and the rest of the world, and the band, were never the same again – awash in harmonies that most other groups tried to match, set to themes of young loss, longing, and frustration that really mark an emotional development – not just in the Beach Boys, but in pop music in general. And although some of the tracks are ones you've heard a million times on oldies stations, they somehow resonate together much more strongly here – taking on new meaning as the smaller elements of each song come into constellation with each other – creating a complicated tapestry of feelings set to near-godlike orchestrations. Titles include "God Only Knows", "Caroline No", "Pet Sounds", "I Just Wasn't Made for These Times", "Wouldn't It Be Nice", and "You Still Believe In Me". Amazing book-style version – comes in a hardcover book, with 48 pages of notes and photos! Includes 4CDs – CD1 features the full mono and stereo mixes of the album, plus 2 promo spots for "Caroline No", unused background vocals for "Don't Talk", and the track "Hang On To Your Ego". CD2 features 27 tracks from the Pet Sound Sessions. CD3 features 8 more Sessions tracks – and 16 more Alternate Versions – different mixes and speeds of tracks on the album. CD4 features 11 unreleased live versions of songs from the album – recorded from the late 60s through the early 80s – plus 11 more instrumental versions of the songs – and "Good Vibrations (master track with partial vocal). Blu-Ray disc features 5.1 Surround Sound mono, stereo, and stereo instrumental versions – plus additonal album material in 5.1 Surround and stereo. CD
(In a hardbound book!)
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Pet Sounds – 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition (2CD set – mono/stereo/live/instrumental) ... CD 19.99
Pet Sounds (mono) (180 gram pressing) ... LP 22.99
Pet Sounds (stereo) (180 gram pressing) ... LP 22.99

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John Blake with Didier Lockwood & Michal UrbaniakRhythm & Blu ... LP
Gramavision, 1986. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Features Blake on violin – with additional work on the instrument from Didier Lockwood and Michal Urbaniak – plus keyboards from Bernard Wright, bass from Marcus Miller, and drums from Lenny White! LP, Vinyl record album

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BluHer Favorite Colo(u)r ... LP
Nature Sounds, 2010. Near Mint- ... $14.99
The much anticipated full length from Blu on Nature Sounds! Blu's earlier work with Exile, singles and other dropped hints all suggested that a full length solo effort would be a rewarding listen, and Her Favorite Colo(u)r is that and more. A definite creative high point for hip hop in 2011! Titles include "Love", "Amnesia", "Since", "Morning", "Silent", "Vanity", "Peace", "Celln'Ls", "Melo" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Still in the original outer sleeve.)

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BluReturn ... 12-inch
Nature Sounds, 2015. New Copy (pic cover)... $10.99
Solid couple of cuts from independent hip hop survivor Blu – with production by Bombay. Includes "The Return" from the Good To Be Home album, plus the non-album track "Thriller" feat Sene, Definite & Co$$. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Blu & 45 KingPocket Full Of Miracles (voc, inst) ... 7-inch
Redefinition, 2016. New Copy (pic cover)... $10.99 11.98
Music produced by the bonafide legendary 45 King, vocals by legend in the making Blu! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Blu & Klaus LayerBoys (remix, instrumental) ... 7-inch
Redefinition, 2015. New Copy (pic cover)... $12.99 14.98
A very cool collaboration between LA underground mainstay Blu and Germany's moody beat heavy Klaus Layer! "The Boys" is a busy track on the rhymes tip, Blu's voice layered to mesmerzing effect on the vocal side, backed by a gritty bit, strummed strings and layers of heady atmosphere. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Clear & black splatter colored vinyl.)

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Blu & Union AnalogtronicsLA Counting (10 inch) (main, inst, acapella, Exile remix, Dibia$e remix, Yann Kesz remix) ... 12-inch
Fat Beats, 2016. New Copy (pic cover)... $12.99 15.99
Nice little 10-inch single by Union Analogtronics & Blu – with remixes by indie production all stars Exile, Dibia$e & Jann Kesz! Hip hop being the cross-cultural/trans-global unifying musical ambassador that it is, "LA Counting" finds SoCal independent legend produced by Paris-based Union on the main track – with instrumental and acapella – plus remixes by Exile, Dibi$e and Uann Kesz. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Michael JacksonOff The Wall (CD & Blu Ray) ... CD
Epic/Sony, 1979. New Copy CD & Blu-ray ... $23.99 26.98
Michael, if only you'd stayed at this level! This 1979 solo album by Michael is a killer batch of soul grooves – one of best moments ever, and a crowning cap to a stellar 70s run – both as a younger solo act, and with the whole Jackson family! Quincy Jones produced, and the album's got a funky undercurrent that's really stunning – clubby, yet plenty darn soulful, with a wickedly sly groove that others would try to copy for years, but never fully match. Titles include seminal groovers like "Rock With You", "Don't Stop Til You Get Enough", "Working Day And Night", "Girlfriend", "Off The Wall", "Burn This Disco Out" and more. Amazing amazing amazing work from the to-be-coronated King Of Pop! 2016 edition includes bonus Blu Ray documentary directed by Spike Lee – with never-before-scene studio footage and more. CD

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Macklay/Reminick/Haydn/Fisher-LochheadSerious Business – Spektral Quartet (CD/blu-ray) ... CD
Sono Luminus, 2016. New Copy 2CDs ... $9.99 24.99
A wonderful record from this important string quartet – a group who strike a fine balance between being playful and playing powerfully, and who have a really tremendous ear for unusual repertoire too! The cover and title might seem a bit gimmicky, but Spektral Quartet are far from that – as they really grab us right away with their unusual sense of string textures, and the greater sonic possibilities of the quartet – working here on some material commissioned especially for the group, and other compositions that they really transform in their performance. The set begins with the captivating "Many Many Cadences" – a piece that's exactly as the title describes – then moves into the "Ancestral Mousetrap", a suite of tracks that also features some text from Russell Edson performed by the group as they play. The album then makes an abrupt shift to Haydn's "String Quartet Op 33 No 2 – The Joke" – which is handled by the group with a style that's faithful to the writing, but also very individual as well – especially as it's followed by "Hack" – a long suite of very short tracks, which follows the "joke" thematically, as each section is titled after a comedian – "Sarah Silverman", "Lenny Bruce", "Dick Gregory", and so on – but all with individual performances that extrapolate the ideas of those performers through a modern string quartet interpretation. CD
(Features the album on CD, with bonus blu-ray audio.)
Also available Serious Business – Spektral Quartet (CD/blu-ray) ... CD 9.99

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Macklay/Reminick/Haydn/Fisher-LochheadSerious Business – Spektral Quartet (CD/blu-ray) ... CD
Sono Luminus, 2016. Used 2CD ... $9.99
A wonderful record from this important string quartet – a group who strike a fine balance between being playful and playing powerfully, and who have a really tremendous ear for unusual repertoire too! The cover and title might seem a bit gimmicky, but Spektral Quartet are far from that – as they really grab us right away with their unusual sense of string textures, and the greater sonic possibilities of the quartet – working here on some material commissioned especially for the group, and other compositions that they really transform in their performance. The set begins with the captivating "Many Many Cadences" – a piece that's exactly as the title describes – then moves into the "Ancestral Mousetrap", a suite of tracks that also features some text from Russell Edson performed by the group as they play. The album then makes an abrupt shift to Haydn's "String Quartet Op 33 No 2 – The Joke" – which is handled by the group with a style that's faithful to the writing, but also very individual as well – especially as it's followed by "Hack" – a long suite of very short tracks, which follows the "joke" thematically, as each section is titled after a comedian – "Sarah Silverman", "Lenny Bruce", "Dick Gregory", and so on – but all with individual performances that extrapolate the ideas of those performers through a modern string quartet interpretation. CD
Also available Serious Business – Spektral Quartet (CD/blu-ray) ... CD 9.99

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Gerald McCauley, Benjamin BoveDown The Rhodes – The Fender Rhodes Story (hardcover book with Blu-Ray DVD) ... Book
Hal Leonard, 2013. New Copy Book & DVD ... $8.99 44.99
A beautiful book on one of our favorite instruments ever – the irreplaceable Fender Rhodes keyboard – source of some of the most sublime sounds ever! The book's a counterpart to the wonderful documentary of the same name – and features a bonus blu-ray DVD of the film – plus loads of vintage images, shots from the movie, and dozens of chapters with some of the best artists to ever handle the Rhodes – including Deodato, George Duke, Stanley Clarke, Patrice Rushen, Ramsey Lewis, Dave Grusin, Rodney Franklin, Joe Sample, Jerry Peters, Les McCann, Maurice White, Ronnie Foster, D'Angelo, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, and dozens of other jazz and soul legends – an incredibly large roster for a project like this! Over 240 pages, oversized, full color, and mighty nice! Book

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Sun RaSun Ra – A Joyful Noise (Blu Ray DVD) ... DVD
Mug Shot, 1980. New Copy ... $15.99 19.95
A well-done documentary of Sun Ra & The Arkestra – shot at the end of the 70s, with a huge amount of material collected from the Philadelphia scene, plus other east coast performances – all at a time when the group was working very far from the mainstream! Later in the 80s, Ra would finally get the global attention that was due – but at the the time of this late 70s footage, the Arkestra was very far from the spotlight – which makes the film as an important of an historical document of this period, as it does a representation of the group in performance. The set includes versions of "Astro Black", "Mister Mystery", "We Travel The Spaceways", "Along Came Ra/The Living Myth", and "Requiem For Trevor Johnson" – and this new version has been carefully restored and transferred to an HD format – with bonus audio extended full versions of performances in the film! DVD

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Thomas RosenkranzToward The Curve (CD & Blu Ray) ... CD
Oberlin Muxic, 2015. Used 2CD ... $8.99
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(CD & 5.0 Blu-ray audio!)

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Rova Sax QuartetRova Channeling Coltrane – Electric Ascension (CD/DVD/Blu-Ray) ... CD
Rogue Art (France), 2012/2016. New Copy DVD/Blu Ray & CD ... $32.99 39.95
The Rova Sax Quartet channel the sound of John Coltrane's legendary Ascension album – then take it into a whole new territory of expression, thanks to help from an international assortment of improvisers who join in on the performance! The group famously reworked the piece in 1995, and have been doing so ever since – but this 2012 concert is definitely something special – handled both with a well-chosen array of players, and given superb recording – both in the audio and video components that come in this package! In addition to Bruce Ackley, Larry Ochs, Steve Adams, and Jon Raskin on saxes – players include Chris Brown on electronics, Nels Cline on guitar, Fred Frith on electric bass, Rob Mazurek on cornet and electronics, Jenny Scheinman on violin, Hamid Drake on drums, and Ikue Mori on electronics – a really heavyweight lineup who sound every bit as wonderful as you might expect. Package includes the full 68 minute improvisation – captured on DVD, blu-ray, and audio CD. DVD also features a bonus documentary – "Cleaning The Mirror". CD


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✨✧ Blu & ExileGive Me My Flowers While I Can Still Smell Them ... LP
Dirty Science/Fat Beats, 2012. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Crispy, creative work from the team of Blu & Exile – a duo who may well be one of the most creative studio talents we've heard in years! There's loads of warm acoustic samples dropped into the mix – set against a sharper edge from the production, but still delivered with plenty of soul – almost a warmly jazzy vibe we remember from early Tribe Called Quest – with a similarly playful feel. The set features guest work by I Ced, Fashawn, Homeboy Sandman, Johaz of Dag Savage, Black Spade of Hawthorne Headhunters, and ADAD – and titles include "Don't Be Jelly", "The Great Escape", "A Man", "A Letter", "Ease Your Mind", and "O Heaven". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red vinyl pressing, still in the shrink, including the insert and download card.)

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✨✧ MED, Blu & MadlibBad Neighbor ... LP
Bang Ya Head Entertainment, 2015. New Copy 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Tripped out hip hop from the super team of Madlib, fellow Stones Throw veteran MED and underground hero Blu – with an impressive guest roster that includes MF Doom, Aloe Blacc, Hodgy Beats, Oh No, Mayer Hawthorne, Dam-Funk, Jimetta Rose, Phonte, Frank Nitt and others! Madlib is on the beats for every track, showing his range with a variety of moods here, tailered to the vocalists from track-to-track – from psychedelic boom bap behind Hodgy Beats, to bubbling boogie funk for Dam-Funk, bass heavy minimalism for Nitty, neo hip hop soul from Phonte & Likewise, and beyond. Strong work from a top notch ensemble! Titles include "Seerving", "Drive In", "Get Money", "Streets", "The Stroll","Belly Full", "The Buzz", "Birds", "Knock Knock", "Burgundy Whip" and more. 15 tracks in all. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousNorma Blu – Compiled By Jazztronik – Capitolo 1 ... CD
Norma Blu (Japan), 2010. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A cool collection of contemporary Italian jazz grooves – all hand-picked by Jazztronik from the Norma Blu label! The setup is a bit complicated – Norma Blu is the Japanese label that issues material recorded by Paolo Scotti for the Italian Deja Vu imprint – but the music's as rock-solid as can be – very groovy jazz that's somewhere between 60s Verve and 70s California breezy – some vocal, some instrumental, all pretty darn great – especially since Jazztronik's picking the cuts! Titles include "Part Of The Game" and "Love Oh Love" by Train Up, "I've Got Just About Everything" and "Sambandrea" by Stefania Rava, "What Is Wrong With Groovin" and "My Favorite Things" by Train Up, "Lamento" and "Recado Bossa Nova" by Gianni Basso & Irio De Paulo, "Trevi's Theme" by Quartetto Trevi, and "So Danco Samba" by Jazzlife Sextet. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Blu & Ray WestCrenshaw Jezebel ... LP
Red Apples 45, 2016. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
West Coast MC Blu and producer Ray West pair up for a solid set on the always reliable Red Apples 45 label with appearances by AG & Dave Dar. We wouldn't go quite so far as to call it a concept album, but there's a lyrical musical theme, with a melodic bent to production that provides space for some unique touches – piano and more – paired nicely with the headnodding beats and wordplay. Includes "Black Coffee", "Let Me" feat Dave Dar, "Sunday Cartoons", "When U Needed Me", "Midnight Blues", "Gave Her Love Away – Interlude", "Lo Riders Ride On – Interlude" and "Micadelic Furs" with AG & Dave Dar. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Blu & Alchemist feat Killa Kali, Planet Asia & Big TwinzCobb/Palisades ... 7-inch
ALC, 2016. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Blu produced by Alchemist – for a tight single on Alc's Craft Singles series of limited edition 45s! "Cobb"" is a tight cut with rugged rhymes by Blu, a solid beat backdrop lighted up by piano and chimes samples in the mix. The flipside "Palisades" also features Killa Kali, Planet Asia & Big Twinz. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Hand-numbered, limited edition of 500 copies.)
 
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✨✧ Miles DavisKind Of Blue (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Sony (Japan), 1959. Used ... $24.99
What can we say? This is the ultimate Miles Davis album – the one that includes so many songs that we've heard way too much in Starbucks, in retail stores, or at a friend's house who claims to be a "jazz expert", but is really a yuppie dilettante. Yet somehow, over all the years, and all those playings, the record manages to still sound fantastic – a truly inspirational piece of music that's long deserved all the attention it gets! The legendary group on the album includes John Coltrane on tenor, Cannonball Adderley on alto, Bill Evans on piano, and Paul Chambers on bass – working with Miles in a relatively modal style, with brilliant rhythm changes and a wonderful sense of space. The whole thing's sublime – and titles include "Blue In Green", "All Blues", "So What", and "Freddie Freeloader". CD
(Blu-Spec CD pressing! Includes obi.)
Also available Kind Of Blue (2CD legacy edition) ... CD

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Giorgio GasliniLe Sorelle (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Quartet (Spain), 1969. New Copy ... $13.99
A late 60s score by Giorgio Gaslini – his work for the 1969 erotic film Le Sorelle – one with some subtle piano and strings-led sweetness, and some groovier, kind of loungey numbers, too! We know little about the film, but we'd wager that subtlety isn't a strength – which makes Gaslini's compositions all the more impressive in the quieter movements, but there's some more dramatic and stripped down jazzy bits that are also quite impressive. Includes some vocalizations by the always great Edda Dell'Orso, too. Titles include "Memory", "Le Rose Blu", "Quicksilver", "Diana", "Alex", "Voce Di Strato Psicologico", "Bliss", "Una Distesa Di Desideri", "Qualcosa Di Incomprensible" and more. Lots of bonus tracks, too – alternate sequences of the original soundtrack titles and other assorted material. 24 tracks in all! CD
(Limited edition of 500 units.)

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K-DefUnpredictable Gemini/Way It Was ... CD
Redefinition, 2016. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
A pair of K-Def LPs – 2016's Unpredectible Gemini and the compilation Way It Was – together in a single set! Gemini is funk steeped instrumental hip hop – with an ear for and the skill to recreate not only the soul beat sound of classic, so called "golden era" hip hop, but with inspiration that stretches back even further to the cinematic soul sound of the 70s – all the while with an evolving style that's fully relevant post-millenium. Timeless stuff! Includes "A Threat To Society", "Creeping Out", "A Message From The Biz", "Lean Wit' Me", "My Funky Soul Experience", "Syncopated Funk", "Sounds Like...But It's Not", "Day Before The Storm", "Shakin' Off The Haters", "Untouchable Funk Lesson", "Reminiscent Of The Golden Era", "Gotta Get Away" with Damu The Fudgemunk & AG and more. Way It Was is rarities and unheard tracks from the K-Def vaults – plus a handful of new/current cuts, circa the mid 20-teens – some vocal and some instro! K-Def is such a timeless soul, the year of origin is honestly of little concern to his craft – it's cohesive all the way – and the titles include "Uneke", "How Nice I Am", "For The Family", "Some Ole Sah B Shh", "Strawberry Lemonade" and more. Guests include Blu and Damu The Fudgemunk. CD

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Ramsey LewisRamsey (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1979. Used ... $19.99
A sweet late 70s groover from Ramsey – not as all-out electric as some of his earlier work for Columbia, but done with some nice arrangements that have a full and soulful feel! There's a bit of Kalimba/Earth Wind & Fire soul to the mix – and some tracks have production by James Mack and soulful backing vocals by Kitty & The Heywoods – both elements of which serve to provide a nice platform for Ramsey to soar over the top on Steinway. A few cuts feature a bit of electric keys, but overall, the style's in that "acoustic solo instrument over electric backings – in the manner that 70s mainstream fusion was using heavily at the time. Titles include "Dancin", "I'll Always Dream About You", "Every Chance I Get", and "I Just Can't Give You Up". CD
(Blu-spec CD pressing!)

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Norio MaedaAlpha Ray (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Takt (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $24.99
One of the best albums we've ever heard from Japanese pianist Norio Maeda – a trio date that really lets him open up – and cook with a lot more fire than on some of his larger-concept albums! The album's got an explosive feel on many numbers – a limber quality that isn't showy at all, but a bright exclamation of energy between all three members of the group – almost carried off with the mix of tightness and swing that you'd find in the best 60s bossa combos from Brazil – even though the style isn't bossa at all! The group features wonderful work on bass from Tatsuro Takimoto, and tight drums from Takeshi Inomata – on titles that icnlude "Alpha Ray", "Fifth Column", "Slobber", "Star Eyes", and "Infinite". CD
(Blu Spec CD.)
Also available Alpha Ray (Japanese pressing) ... CD 11.99

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Kosuke MineMine (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Think (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $29.99
Early work from this tremendous Japanese saxophonist – working here on both alto and soprano sax, in styles that are sharply angular, but also quite warm and soulful! Kosuke Mine's got a quality that's a bit like Joe Henderson at the same time – obviously informed by earlier hardbop, but let loose in some bolder lines that snake out with a rich, bold feel that's totally great. His group here features Fender Rhodes from Hideo Ichikawa – possibly further underscoring some of the Henderson electric styles of the set – and other players include Takashi Imai on trombone, Takashi Mizuhashi on bass, and Hiroshi Murakami on drums. The record's got a nice sense of freedom, but is never too far outside – and titles include a version of Joe Henderson's "Isotope", plus the originals "Morningtide", "Dream Eyes", and "Work I". CD
(Blu Spec CD.)

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Ennio MorriconeIl Gatto A Nove Code ... CD
GDM (Italy), 1970. New Copy ... $15.99
A very spooky score for this film that's also known in America as "The Cat With Nine Tails" – the second collaboration between Ennio Morricone and noted horror director Dario Argento! The album's a bit different than some of Morricone's other work on horror films – and at times, it almost has qualities that sound more like a western – a spacious mix of light strings and more sparely focused instrumentation – sometimes a bassline, sometimes a bit of flute. Other numbers get a bit more dark and jagged – slightly atonal, with shimmering, shifting styles that create a tremendous amount of tension! Titles include "Paranoia Prima", "1970", "Sottintesi", "Ninna Nanna In Blu", "Placcaggio", and "Metafora Finale". This special version of the score features a 12 minute version of "Il Gatto A Nove Code", some other alternate takes, and a bonus interview with Dario Argento! CD

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George OtsukaPage 3 – Last Summer (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Takt/Sony (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $16.99
Page three in the early chapter of drummer George Otsuka – and a record that has him stretching out even more than before! Back in the 60s, Otsuka was easily one of the most expressive leaders in Japan – an artist who held all the tightness that the scene had embraced earlier in the decade – yet who could really stretch out in ways that pointed towards Japanese piano trio freedom to come in the 70s! This album's a perfect example of the richness of Otsuka's skills – bold and modern some moments, yet swinging the next – lyrical at points, yet never sleepy – and always driven with this sense of majesty that few of his contemporaries on the scene could match. The group features sublime work on piano from Hideo Ichikawa and bass from Masaoki Terakawa – on titles that include "Sea View", "Breeze Brook & Birds", "Last Summer", and "The Things We Did Last Summer". CD features a bonus live track – "Sea View". CD
(Blu-spec CD pressing!)

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RootsHow I Got Over ... CD
Def Jam, 2010. Used ... $4.99
A less tense and caustic Roots than the crew that hit us on the majority of Rising Down a couple years earlier – and this one's as strong of an album as they've delivered since moving over to Def Jam. In truth, we were a little scared when we saw some of the guests credited – Monsters Of Folk, John Legend, Joanna Newsom and other headscratchers on top of more likely collaborators such as Phonte, Blu, Peedi Peedi and Dice Raw – unfounded worry, it turns out, as this set gets over very, very well! How I Got Over is a Roots effort through and through, with contemplative and soulful tracks that simmer and stew in tried and true fashion. The songs with those indie rock guests turn out to be among the Roots-iest tracks on the record. Believe that! So you can rest easy, the Roots are The Roots here, just what we wanted and just what we get! Includes "A Peace Of Light" feat Amber Coffman, Angel Deradoorian & Haley Dekle, "Walk Alone" feat Truck North, PORN & Dice Raw, "Now Or Never" with Phonte & Dice Raw, "Dear God 2.0" with Monsters Of Folk, "The Day" feat Blu, Phonte & Patty Crash, "Doin It Again", "Tunnel Vision" and more. CD

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SeneBrooklyknight ... LP
Plug Research, 2012. Near Mint- 2LP ... $14.99
Innovative hip hop for on Plug Research – spacey, tripped out textures unlike anything else, paired with classic early 90s influences circa Soundbombing – a nice pair of modes, if you ask us! Features appearances by Blu, Coss, Denitia Odigie and others. Includes "The Feel Reel", "Brooklyn Knight", "Footprints", "Backboards", "Time", "Holyday", "Cult Classic", "It's Been Said", "The Fortunate Passport", "Music Man" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple/white vinyl pressing, still in the shrink.)

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Spirit In The DarkNow Is The Time ... CD
Jazzland (Norway), 2016. New Copy ... $16.99
A sweet keyboard trio, and one who work with surprising instrumentation from gospel music – yet make their tunes come across with a very different vibe overall! The group features lots of Hammond and other keyboards from David Wallumrod, and the record features tunes penned by James Cleveland, Edwin Hawkins, and other gospel stars – but the execution is very dynamic and creative – so that many of the melodies are pulled apart and reworked – still at a level that has a spiritual undercurrent, but light years away from traditional American gospel. The result is one of the most unique albums we've ever heard from the Jazzland label, with some surprisingly groovy moments too – and titles that include "Now Is The Time", "The Strut", "Begin", "With My Whole Heart", "Su Blu", and "I Don't Know What I Would Do Without The Lord". CD
Also available Now Is The Time ... LP 22.99

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Spirit In The DarkNow Is The Time ... LP
Jazzland (Norway), 2016. New Copy ... $22.99
A sweet keyboard trio, and one who work with surprising instrumentation from gospel music – yet make their tunes come across with a very different vibe overall! The group features lots of Hammond and other keyboards from David Wallumrod, and the record features tunes penned by James Cleveland, Mattie Moss Clark, and other gospel stars – but the execution is very dynamic and creative – so that many of the melodies are pulled apart and reworked – still at a level that has a spiritual undercurrent, but light years away from traditional American gospel. The result is one of the most unique albums we've ever heard from the Jazzland label, with some surprisingly groovy moments too – and titles that include "Now Is The Time", "The Strut", "Begin", "With My Whole Heart", "Su Blu", and "I Don't Know What I Would Do Without The Lord". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Now Is The Time ... CD 16.99

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✨✧ FashawnBoy Meets World ... LP
High Water, 2009. Used 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Soulful hip hop from Cali's Fashawn – the storytelling sense, and in the way the tunes hit you deeply where it counts – with appearances by Blu, Exile, Aloe Blacc & others. Exile produced, and he did so excellent, with resonantly soulful and sometimes jazzy sounds, with surprising sounds in the mix. Titles include "Freedom", "Hey Young World" feat Aloe Blacc & Devoya Mayo, "Stars", "Life Is A Shorty" feat J Mitchell, The Ecology", "Our Way" feat Evidence, "Samsonite Man" feat Bly, "Bo Jackson" feat Exile, "Boy Meets World" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ J DillaJay Stay Paid ... LP
Nature Sounds, 2009. New Copy 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent full length set of beats & genius from J Dilla – put together by fellow beatmaker extraordinaire Pete Rock, with all Dilla beats – a surprising triumph! Call us jaded, but honestly, we weren't sure how deep the well could go of ready-to-go beats from Dilla, but this stuff is truly top shelf – nearly as strong as the instant classic Donuts from a few years back! Pete Rock crafts the set as if it's a radio show or mixtape, but his skill in so doing is well above and beyond the norm – neither Pete's interjections nor the guest rappers ever get in the way of the flow, it's as smooth as can be. Vocal guests include Ma Dukes (the album was made under Ma's auspices), plus Lil Fame & MOP, Black Thought, Frank Nitty of Frank N Dank, Doom, Illa J & Cue D, Blu, and others. Titles include "King", "I Told Yall", "Smoke" feat Blu, "CaDILLAc". "Fire Wood Drumstix" feat Doom, "Big Day", "24K Rap" feat Havoc of Mobb Deep & Raekwon, "Coming Back", "Mythsysizer" and more. 27 tracks in all, about an hour of unreleased Dilla! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Michael JacksonOff The Wall (CD & DVD) ... CD
Epic/Sony, 1979. New Copy CD & DVD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Michael, if only you'd stayed at this level! This 1979 solo album by Michael is a killer batch of soul grooves – one of best moments ever, and a crowning cap to a stellar 70s run – both as a younger solo act, and with the whole Jackson family! Quincy Jones produced, and the album's got a funky undercurrent that's really stunning – clubby, yet plenty darn soulful, with a wickedly sly groove that others would try to copy for years, but never fully match. Titles include seminal groovers like "Rock With You", "Don't Stop Til You Get Enough", "Working Day And Night", "Girlfriend", "Off The Wall", "Burn This Disco Out" and more. Amazing amazing amazing work from the to-be-coronated King Of Pop! 2016 edition includes bonus Blu Ray documentary directed by Spike Lee – with never-before-scene studio footage and more. CD
Also available Off The Wall (CD & Blu Ray) ... CD 23.99

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✨✧ XTCNonsuch (CD & DVD) ... CD
Geffen, 1992. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes the original stereo mix, a 5.1 stereo mix, demos, plus a Blu-ray disc which is all region. CD
(Includes slipcase.)

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✨✧ Kunihiko Sugano TrioFinger Popping (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Takt (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A real finger-popper from Japanese pianist Kunihiko Sugano – a sweet 60s album that has him playing like the best American players of the soul jazz generation! There's a boldness to the left hand that echoes bits of Ray Bryant or Junior Mance – yet Sugano can also tipple the keys with a lyrical sensitivity that's got a bit of Barry Harris or maybe even Ahmad Jamal – often complex, yet still swinging beautifully – always aware of the groove, yet never totally subsumed by it! The trio features Yoshio Ikeda on bass and Hiroshi Yamazaki on drums – and the album feels like some lost treasure on Argo or Prestige Records. Titles include "For Karl", "Finger Popping", "I Can't Get Started", "Barbados", and "Blues For Jiro". CD
(Blu-spec CD!)

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✨✧ MED & OthersMED Presents – Bang Ya Head Vol 4 ... LP
MED, 2016. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
MED-led all star compilation featuring Blu, Gangrene, Chris Keys and Bombay – plus guests Guilty Simpson, Jimetta Rose, Elzhi, Kokane and more – with production by Madlib, Dibia$e, Sirplus, DJ Romes and others. Includes "Heaven's Stairwell" by Blu feat Guilty Simpson & Kokane, "Complicate" by Chris Keys & Med feat Jimetta Rose, "Caddy Music" by Bombay feat MED, Blu & Elzhi, "Peroxide Remix" by Med & Blu and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Yuji OhnoSound Adventure Act 1 (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Sony (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A wicked 70s set from Japanese keyboardist Yuji Ohno – one that has him taking on some sweet funky tracks, and also showing off his chops as a straighter jazz musician too! Some of the cuts here feature a full group with loads of electric touches alongside Ohno's work on keyboards – in a groove that's almost CTI/Kudo Records, but also has some funky soundtrack elements too – and a bit of backing vocals from the Love trio on a few cuts – who slide in with a chorus in a really nice way. There's even a bit of strings in a few points – which emphasizes the funky soundtrack element in the music – and titles include "Once You Get Started", "Too High", "Lady Marmalade", "Mayflower", "Sunny", and "Nica's Dream" – two of which feature just Ohno in a piano trio, while the rest feature the full group. CD
(Blu Spec CD2.)

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✨✧ Planet Asia & DJ ConceptSeventy Nine (colored vinyl – with download) ... LP
Coalmine, 2016. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Veterans Planet Asia & DJ Concept team-up – with appearnces by DJ Pain1, Tristate, Marvelous Mag, Sean Price & DJ Devastate, Blu, Agallah, John Robinson & Smoovth, Includes "Valuable Metals" with DJ Pain 1, "The Expo" with Tristate, "Fresh" with Blu & Agallah, "Gold Chain Winners" feat John Robinson & Smoovth, "Sacred Sermons" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold-colored vinyl. Includes download.)
 
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Afro Blue BandImpressions ... CD
Milestone, 1995. Used ... $2.99
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(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Afro Blues Quintet Plus OneNew Directions In Sound ... CD
Mira/BGP (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Smoking grooves from an incredible group – the amazing Afro Blues Quintet, a combo with a sound like no other! These guys were never one for stardom, but during the mid and late 60s, they burned up the west coast scene with an incredible blend of vibes, piano, and reeds – often kicked up nicely with some hard-rolling rhythm work that gave their tracks a similar mod groove to classics by Johnny Lytle, Ramsey Lewis, or Pucho & The Latin Soul Brothers! But the real difference with the ABQ (if we can call them that!) is that they had a really spacious approach to their sound – never putting too much into the mix, and instead using the space between the notes every bit as much as the notes themselves. The grooves are great, and since most of this work has never been reissued, the set's totally fresh to the ears of most listeners! As usual, the folks at BGP have done a great job with the notes – and the set features 22 tracks from the group's Mira, Surrey, and Crestview recordings – titles that include "Monkey Time", "Freaks", "La La La", "Southside Habit", "Mirror Image", "Afro Rock", "Evening Of The Beast", "Spartacus", "Candie Luv", and "Our Mambo". CD

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AkikoHip Pop Bop ... CD
Verve (Japan), 2002. New Copy ... $16.99
The second album by Japanese singer Akiko – and light years ahead of her first! This set brings Akiko's jazzy vocals into contact with work by a number of different arrangers and producers – including Keiji Matsumoto, Yoshito Tanaka, and Swing Out Sister! The range of tracks is really great, and features a number of older English language standards and pop tunes, redone in a variety of formats. Some tracks feature beats and keyboards, others have straight jazz backings, and still others have a widely expansive soulful set of arrangements. Includes a great cover of the Brazilian club classic "Skindo Le Le", a great remake of "Waters Of March", and the tracks "Paradise City", "Lover Man", "Manual", "Blues No 8", "Do You Know", "Midnight Sun", and "Smile". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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AkikoSimply Blue ... CD
Verve (Japan), 2005. New Copy ... $16.99
Classy and sophisticated vocals from Akiko – a record that has the Japanese singer adding in a stronger jazz component to her music, while still keeping in the soulful territory we've always loved! The sound here is very classic – mostly done with small trio backing, and a moody, late nite feel that really matches the cover and title. Lyrics are all in English, and tunes are mostly standards – but they're often performed with a great little bounce at the bottom – so that things groove nicely, even in the mellower moments. Titles include "Wish You Were Here", "Whisper Not", "Old Devil Moon", "Speak Low", "Same Ol Gloomy Song", "Do You Know", and "Night & Day". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Toshiko Akiyoshi & Leon SashToshiko Akiyoshi & Leon Sash At Newport ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1957. New Copy ... $19.99
One of the first American albums to ever feature the piano of Toshiko Akioshi – and a set that's oddly split with work from jazz accordionist Leon Sash – who also appeared at the Newport Jazz Festival at the same time! Toshiko is on side one – in a trio with Gene Cherico on bass and Jake Hanna on drums – and although young, she's already got a tremendous ear for the piano – able to spin out tunes that both have the majesty of some of her later larger compositions, but delivered with a sharp edge that really shows her bop inspiration. Titles include "Between Me & Myself", "Blues For Toshiko", and "Lover". The flipside features material by accordionist Leon Sash, and his group with Ted Robinson on tenor and clarinet – a really cool combo with a vibe that's more jazz-based than work by artists like Art Van Damme at the time – thanks in part to Robinson's solos. The group grooves nicely – and titles include "Sash-Kebap", "Meant For Brent", and "Blue Lou". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Manny AlbamJazz Workshop ... LP
RCA, 1955. Very Good ... $6.99
Great early work from arranger Manny Album – Manny's entry in RCA's Jazz Workshop series – a set of tunes that are shorter, and arguably a bit more modern than some of his later work – tracks done definitely in that Jazz Workshop blend of west coast cool and east coast modern – with players that include Bob Brookmeyer, Nick Travis, Urbie Green, Billy Byers, Hal McKusick, Al Cohn, and Thad Jones. Titles include the Albam originals "Headstrong", "The Changing Scene", "The Turning Point", and "Intermezzo" – plus "Charmaine", "Royal Garden Blues", and "Anything Goes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has a half split top seam.)

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Alessandro AlessandroniUST 370 – Caratteristici Vari (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Usignolo/Sonor (Italy), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
One of those sound library records that you know is going to be great, right from what you see on the cover – not just the name of Alessandro Alessandroni, who's always given us great music – but also the Italian descriptions of the tunes – which are listed with phrases like "ritmica nervosa", "sessione jazzistica", or "rithm and blues" – all of which lead to some very groovy music within! The tunes have a nicely compressed approach – most are in the two minute range, yet manage to pack in plenty in the process – most in a mode that's more electric funky and groovy than Alessandroni would have sounded a few short years before – which makes for even cooler results than we were expecting from the cover. Titles include "Soul Jazz", "Jazz Club", "Notizie Ufficiali", "Riflessi D'Acqua", "Sensualita", "Divertimento", "Storielle", "Foggy Place", "Racconti", and "Oasi". LP, Vinyl record album

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Arthur AlexanderArthur Alexander – The Greatest ... CD
Ace (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
A seminal collection of work by one of the earliest figures in southern soul of the 60s – the amazing Arthur Alexander, a key link between 50s R&B and many years of great music to come! The CD features most of Alexander's early 60s recordings for Dot Records, including previously unissued numbers – some of the first soul sides to come out of the Muscle Shoals scene, most of which were recorded by a young Rick Hall. Alexander's voice is quite different than many other southern singers in years to come – but that's the great thing about these recordings, as they allow you to hear the genre in transition – with a sound that didn't just leap out of the minds of a few talents at Stax or Atlantic. CD features 21 tracks in all – titles that include "Black Cat", "You're The Reason", "Anna", "After You", "Where Have You Been", "A Shot Of Rhythm & Blues", "Detroit City", "Go Home Girl", "Keep Her Guessing", and "I Hang My Head & Cry". CD
(Remastered and repackaged version of the earlier collection on Ace!)

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Eric AlexanderIt's All In The Game ... CD
High Note, 2006. Used ... $6.99
A hokey kind of cover, but a great little album – another easy winner from the team of Eric Alexander and Harold Mabern, easily one of the greatest pairs working together in jazz for the past decade or so! Alexander's got a tremendous tone on the tenor – finely-honed with the maturity of a later Dexter Gordon, but also open to fluid, free moments too – with a sense of joy and exploration that recall our favorite moments on mid 60s Blue Note or Prestige. Mabern is great too – warm on the keys, but never sloppy – a player more filled with soul these days than ever, and always a great accompanist to Alexander's shifting range of modes in a set like this. Drums are by Joe Farnsworth, another trustworthy regular partner to the pair – and Nat Reeves completes the quartet on bass. Titles include 3 excellent Alexander originals (always his best work on record) – "Typhoon 11", "Little Lucas", and "Open & Shut" – plus versions of "Where Is The Love", "Where Or When", "Ruby My Dear", and "It's All In The Game". CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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Eric AlexanderMode For Mabes ... CD
Delmark, 1998. Used ... $6.99
A dynamic sextet outing from tenor saxophonist Eric Alexander – easily one of the best straight jazz albums recorded by the Delmark label in the 90s, put together with a rock-solid sound all the way through! Alexander's tenor would be enough to make the record great, but the album also features piano from perfect partner Harold Mabern – once Eric's teacher, but a player who's set on fire anew by his presence on dates like these. Other members of the group include trumpeter Jim Rotondi – nicely focused in the frontline here, and matching Alexander and trombonist Steve Davis on the heads with a classic sort of Blue Note energy. Bass is by John Webber and drums are by George Fludas – and titles include a great modal reading of "Naima", plus "Mode For Mabes", "Sugar Ray", "Erik The Red", "Love Thy Neighbor", "Stay Straight", and "For Heaven's Sake". CD

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Eric AlexanderUp, Over & Out ... CD
Delmark, 1993. Used ... $6.99
Clear, clean, and tremendous tenor work from a young Eric Alexander – working here in one of his early partnerships with pianist Harold Mabern – in a way that really helps to re-direct Mabern's energy, and take him back to the glory days of his recordings in the 60s! Alexander's tenor has a classic sound here that's wonderful – focused and very sure of itself, and able to roll out on longer numbers with a great sense of imagination that avoids any too-easy notes or hackneyed choices. Mabern follows suit strongly – sounding better than on any of his trio records from the same period, and matching Alexander's youthful energy with some soaring lines of his own – often in a modal mode that seems to bring out the best in both players. Drums are by the rock-solid Joe Farnsworth, and bass is by John Ore – on tracks that include "Up Over & Out", "Eronel", "Flying Fish", "Blues For Mabe", "I Remember Clifford", and "Bewitched". CD
(Booklet has a sticker remnant.)

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Joe AlexanderBlue Jubilee ... LP
Jazzland, 1960. Very Good ... $59.99
A soul jazz masterpiece – and one of the rarest albums on the Jazzland label! Tenorist Joe Alexander has a mean, raw tone on the set – clearly influenced by the early 60s soul jazz generation, but also with some nicely off-beat tones that give him a really unique feel. He's backed here by the kind of a group that couldn't go wrong – Bobby Timmons on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Albert Heath on drums – as well as the equally-obscure John Hunt on flugelhorn. Tracks are all long and jamming – much more soulful than some of the other Jazzland sides from the time – with titles that include "I'll Close My Eyes", "Brown's Town", "Terri's Blues", and "Weird Beard". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original black label stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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Lorez AlexandriaThis Is Lorez/Lorez Sings Pres ... CD
King/BGP (UK), 1957. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Incredible early work from Lorez Alexandria – the kind of albums that instantly set her apart from other singers of the 50s, reissued here properly for the first time in years! On This Is Lorez, the singer is working with sublime small combo backings from the group of pianist King Fleming – an unusual Chicago ensemble that includes Wilber Wynn on guitar, Ronald Wilson on flute and oboe, Vernel Fournier on drums, and Audrey Jones on bongos – a musical lineup that brings in a different sort of sophistication to the record, shading tunes with moody colors on flute and oboe that perfectly support Alexandria's soulful and sensitive interpretations of the tunes. The whole thing is pure genius, and a key look at the new levels of sophistication that were bubbling everywhere on the Chicago scene during the years of Jamal and Sun Ra. Lorez Sings Pres follows in a very similar mode – with backing by a Chicago group that again includes King Fleming piano, plus Charles Stepney on vibes, Paul Serrano on trumpet, and Vernel Fournier on drums – an extremely hip lineup that makes the record far more than just the Lester Young tribute promised in the title! But despite the instrumentalists, the real star on all sides is Alexandria – who sings with dark tones and deep colors that go far beyond conventional jazz vocals – all carried off with that slightly breathy mode that was one more unique aspect of her work! CD features all tracks from both albums – a total of 22 titles that include "Snowstorm", "I'm Glad There Is You", "The Sky Is Crying", "I'm Making Believe", "Necessity", "Penthouse Serenade", "DB Blues", "This Year's Kisses", "Easy Living", "No Eyes Blues", "Jumping With Symphony Sid", and a key early reading of "Baltimore Oriole". CD

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Davie Allan & The ArrowsApache '65 ... LP
Tower, 1965. Very Good ... $12.99
The first ever album by the incredible Davie Allan & The Arrows – a great batch of pulpy garage rock instrumentals that shatters every cliche in the book! This set finds the group at it's tightest, melding earlier surf rock & r&b, and even a little bit of Bakersfield honky tonk guitar into a beautiful, much imitatated amalgam of pulpy groovers! Tracks include "Apache '65", "Tee Pee", "Blue Guitar", "Twine Time", "The Rebel (Without A Cause)", "Tomahawk", "Commanche", "Red Roses For A Blue Lady" and more! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some a small name in pen.)

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Davie Allan & The ArrowsBlues Theme ... LP
Tower, 1967. Very Good ... $24.99
A rare album from Hollywood studio musicians turned garage rock heroes Davie Allan & The Arrows! This is another of their Nugget-fueling efforts with short, short cuts blazing with fuzzy-as-hell guitars, rumbling drums and thumping bass – rolling along with fluid, thematic lead guitar and a mercilessly propellant garage rock groove! Great stuff from and incredible group that seems to finally be getting its props! Tracks include "Blues Theme", "King Fuzz", "Theme From Thunderball", "William Tell 1967", "Action On The Street", "Theme From The Unknown", "Sorry 'Bout That" and more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has a sticker with, some staining, splitting and stuck on paper due to moisture.)

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Byron Allen TrioByron Allen Trio ... LP
ESP, 1965. Near Mint- ... $59.99
Beautifully free alto work from Byron Allen – a player who really shines brightly on this rare session for ESP Records – one of the few ever cut under his own name! Allen's got a style that's right up there with the 60s best from Ornette Coleman or Marion Brown – able to move with a fluidity that's breathless, even amidst rhythms that are very loose and open – as the trio here works in a style that almost echoes some of the harmelodic modes of Coleman, but which eventually pushes farther towards the freedoms of other artists on ESP! The set has some wonderful bass from Maceo Gilchrist, whose round, rolling tones really make the album sparkle – as do the punctuated drums of Ted Robinson. Titles include "Today's Blues Tomorrow", "Time Is Past", "Three Steps In The Right Direction", and "Decision For The Cole-Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original 60s pressing – with pasted-on artwork on a white sleeve!)

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JD AllenAmericana – Musings On Jazz & Blues ... CD
Savant, 2016. New Copy ... $15.99 16.99
Quite a powerful little record from JD Allen – billed in the notes as a "blues record", but a set that's got an undeniably spiritual feel – so much so, it might be one of Allen's best records to date! The setting is a trio – with Gregg August on bass and Rudy Royston on drums – and the open format really allows a lot of space for Allen to stretch out and blow with a lot of righteous energy on tenor – hardly in any familiar blues-based mode – and instead, maybe in that key soulful style that John Coltrane hit on his seminal Coltrane Plays The Blues album. Titles include "Another Man Done Gone", "Tell The Truth Shame The Devil", "Lightnin", "Lillie Mae Jones", "Americana", and "Bigger Thomas". CD
Also available Americana – Musings On Jazz & Blues ... CD 10.99

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✨✧ JD AllenAmericana – Musings On Jazz & Blues ... CD
Savant, 2016. Used ... $10.99
Quite a powerful little record from JD Allen – billed in the notes as a "blues record", but a set that's got an undeniably spiritual feel – so much so, it might be one of Allen's best records to date! The setting is a trio – with Gregg August on bass and Rudy Royston on drums – and the open format really allows a lot of space for Allen to stretch out and blow with a lot of righteous energy on tenor – hardly in any familiar blues-based mode – and instead, maybe in that key soulful style that John Coltrane hit on his seminal Coltrane Plays The Blues album. Titles include "Another Man Done Gone", "Tell The Truth Shame The Devil", "Lightnin", "Lillie Mae Jones", "Americana", and "Bigger Thomas". CD
(White label promo. Barcode has a cutout hole.)
Also available Americana – Musings On Jazz & Blues ... CD 15.99

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✨✧ Allman BrothersBrothers & Sisters ... LP
Capricorn, 1973. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $12.99
The Allman Brothers at their best – and a key 70s set that may well have the group working at their peak! All their best southern roots are firmly tied together here – not just the country-touched approach to rock that was the group's calling card, but also their ties to some of the Georgia soul scene as well – an element that really surfaces in some of the album's piano lines and rhythms, which really help underscore the depth of the tunes – and give the group a solid footing that's stronger than some of their more cliched contemporaries. These tunes hold up wonderfully over the years – and have a visionary approach that almost sparkles even more strongly here in the 21st Century than when we first started digging their sounds on radio back in the 70s. Titles include "Southbound", "Jessica", "Pony Boy", "Wasted Words", "Ramblin Man", "Come & Go Blues", and "Jelly Jelly". LP, Vinyl record album
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Laurindo AlmeidaMan & A Woman ... LP
Capitol, 1967. Very Good- ... $1.99
Bossa guitar, dreamy orchestrations, and a wonderful American take on the Brazilian sound of the 60s – served up with sparkling Capitol Records production in a set that's easily one of the greatest by guitarist Laurindo Almeida! Almeida's guitar is matched here with some lightly jazzy backings from Lex De Azevedo – slightly pop, but always groovy – and with a gentle sound that matches bossa roots with some of the more complicated modes from 60s soundtrack years – served up in sweeping strings, moody woodwinds, and some nicely isolated notes from Almedia's acoustic guitar. Titles include "A Man & A Woman", done very nicely, plus "Mas Que Nada", "Soft Mood", "Bluesette", "Call Me", and "Going Out Of My Head". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing.)
 
 
 



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