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Peggi BluBlu Blowin' (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol/Expansion (UK), 1987. New Copy ... $16.99
Sweet 80s soul from Peggi Blu – an artist who recorded this gem for Capitol Records with hardly any fanfare at the time, but who's gotten plenty of play from the set over the years! Peggi's got a style that's nicely unassuming – a voice that still has all the range and power of the bigger female soul stars of the time, but without being as pushy or overly diva-conscious – a quality that's helped the record to grow strongly in reputation over the years, as Peggi herself has continued to record other wonderful work too. Titles include "Over & Over", "Mesmerize Me", "All & All", "I Believe In You", "All the Way With You", "Two Can Play At That Game", and "Tender Moments". CD features bonus tracks – "Two Can Play At That Game (radio edit)", "All The Way With You (late night mix)", and "All the Way With You (day time mix)". CD

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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 & Alchemist feat Killa Kali, Planet Asia & Big TwinzCobb/Palisades ... 7-inch
ALC, 2016. New Copy ... $8.99 9.99
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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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 & Ray WestCrenshaw Jezebel ... LP
Red Apples 45, 2016. New Copy ... $14.99 16.98
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 & 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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Del Sol QuartetScrapyard Exotica (CD & Blu-ray) ... CD
Sono Luminus, 2015. Used CD & DVD ... $1.99

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DVDTake Me To The River (Blu-Ray edition) ... DVD
Shout Factory, 2014. New Copy ... $22.99 24.98
The Memphis sound comes back in all its glory here – in this well-done documentary that looks at the classic legacy of the city's scene, and the role of Stax, Hi Records, and other important labels – then follows a mixture of classic and contemporary talents through the recording process of a new Memphis-based tribute! The film features performances and appearances from William Bell, Mavis Staples, Otis Clay, Charle Musselwhite, Bobby Blue Bland, Bobby Rush, Snoop Dogg, Terrence Howard, and North Mississippi All Stars – and the package also features bonus material: an interview with Snoop Dogg and William Bell; Be Like Me, the unseen session video; and How I Wrote The Iconic Song "I'll Take You There" with Stax Records' Al Bell. DVD
(DVD is NTSC coded, Region A.)

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Perter GregsonTouch (CD & Blu Ray) ... CD
Sono Cairo, 2015. Used CD & Blu-ray ... $1.99

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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
Also available Off The Wall (CD & DVD) ... CD 21.99

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Macklay/Reminick/Haydn/Fisher-LochheadSerious Business – Spektral Quartet (CD/blu-ray) ... CD
Sono Luminus, 2016. New Copy 2CDs ... $17.99 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.)

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MED, Blu & MadlibBad Neighbor ... LP
Bang Ya Head Entertainment, 2015. New Copy 2LP ... $21.99
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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Gil Scott-HeronGil Scott-Heron – Black Wax (Blu Ray DVD) ... DVD
Mug Shot, 1982. New Copy ... $15.99 19.95
Gil Scott-Heron in the prime of his career – captured here in a well-done documentary from 1982, which features a fair bit of live performances with his Midnight Band! The film was commissioned by Channel 4 in the UK, and comes across with a very sensitive look at Gil – easily one of the most complex, most rewarding singers of his generation. This new version of the film is transferred from the original stock, via HD – and is compiled here with the bonus short film Is That Jazz – a total of 89 minutes of footage, in color. DVD

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Beach BoysPet Sounds – 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition (4CDs/Blu-ray) ... CD
Capitol, 1966. New Copy ... On June 10, 2016
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". CD

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✨✧ Ruben Sverre Gjersten/Ole Henrik MoeAnatomy Of Sound – Landscape With Figures/Persefone – Song Circus (SACD & Blu-ray) ... CD
2L (Norway), 2015. Used SACD & Blu-ray ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
(Hybrid Super Audio CD pressing – works on most players.)

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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 ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ MED, Blu & MadlibBad Neighbor ... CD
Bang Ya Head Entertainment, 2015. New Copy ... 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. CD
Also available Bad Neighbor ... LP 21.99

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✨✧ Sun RaSun Ra – A Joyful Noise (Blu Ray DVD) ... DVD
Mug Shot, 1980. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ BauckholtIch Mub Mit Dir Reden – Cikada (SACD & Blu-ray) ... CD
2L (Norway), 2015. Used SACD & Blu-ray ... Out Of Stock
(Hybrid Super Audio CD pressing – works on most players.)
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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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J DillaJay Stay Paid ... LP
Nature Sounds, 2009. New Copy 2LP ... $18.99
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 ... $21.99
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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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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L'Orange & Kool KeithTime? Astonishing! (with bonus track) ... LP
Mello Music Group, 2015. New Copy ... $16.99 18.98
Rising talent L'Orange, an increasingly impressive producer who clearly has a love for the sci fi sample stoked hip hop of the 90s, scores a hella appropriate lead MC in Kool Keith – and sure enough, it's the best KK project we've spun quite a few years! L'Orange wisely pays homage to style of classic 75 Ark and early Stones Throw hip hop without copying anyone, and Keith is in fine form – with a flow that's more measured than manic. Guests include J-Live, Mr. Lif, Blu and others. Includes "Time? Astonishing!", "The Traveler" feat J-Live, "The Green Ray", "Twentty Fifty Three", "The Wanderer", "This New World" feat Blu, Montage One & DJ Trackstar, "Dr. BiPolar", "Upwards. To Space!", "Days I Used To Know" and more. Also includes the bonus track "Sometimes I Feel". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ramsey LewisRamsey (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1979. Used ... $25.99
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.)

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Yuji OhnoSound Adventure Act 1 (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Sony (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $26.99
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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Yuji Ohno & Lupintic FiveBuono Buono (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
VAP/Lupintic (Japan), 2015. New Copy ... $23.99
Yuji Ohno's been making music based around the Japanese animated feature Lupin The 3rd for quite some time – so much so that he's changed the name of his group to the Lupintic Five over the years – as a way of continuing the excellent groove he first brought to the cartoon soundtracks at the end of the 70s! The style here is a great evolution of older Lupin modes – still plenty jazzy, and maybe even more solid overall – as the record's got fuller songs that are more fleshed-out from a jazz perspective, with lots of Fender Rhodes from the leader – plus trumpet, tenor, guitar, bass, and drums – and occasional vocals on a few tracks too. All performance seems to be spontaneous small combo mode – and Ohno's got guests helping out on flute, trombone, Hammond, and Latin percussion too. Titles include "Jet Coaster Love", "Cha Cha Cha Di Amore", "Leave You", "Love In Venice", "Mysterious Journey", "Buono Buono", and "Chant Iwanakya Aisanai". CD
(Blu-spec CD2 pressing!)

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George OtsukaPage 1 (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus track) ... CD
Takt/Sony (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $24.99
The start of a great run from the trio of Japanese drummer George Otsuka – a player who really brings an imaginative style to the piano trio mode! Otsuka's got a way of stretching out while also swinging – a bit more conventional here than on later records, but still already quite distinct – in ways that make him one of the freshest drummers on the Japanese scene of the time – without some of the too-showy modes of the generation before. The trio's got a great sort of punch – thanks to bold lines on piano from Hideo Ichikawa – a hell of a player, and one who really makes these early Otsuka records sparkle. Titles include "Page 1", "Potato Chips", "Blues For Alice", "Theme", and "Bye Bye Blackbird". CD features a bonus live track – "Page 1". CD
(Blu-spec CD pressing!)
Also available Page 1 ... CD 16.99

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George OtsukaPage 2 (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus track) ... CD
Takt (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $24.99
Freewheeling work from Japanese drummer George Otsuka – leading a trio here with pianist Hideo Ichikawa, a really great player who works with some of the soul jazz touches of American players of the 60s, but who also opens up with a more loosely expressive mode that points the way towards Japanese trio sessions of years to come! The album's got a nice balance of straight ahead and more exploratory modes – a bit like that of Steve Kuhn during the same stretch – but with a great sound that's definitely the group's own! The whole thing's great – very enigmatic and compelling – and titles include a 14 minute reading of "Green Dolphin Street", plus "Blues By Five", "Lament", and "Hot Cha". Also features a bonus live track – "On Time Machine". CD
(Blu-spec CD pressing!)

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George OtsukaPage 3 – Last Summer (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Takt/Sony (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $24.99
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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Planet Asia & DJ ConceptSeventy Nine (colored vinyl – with download) ... LP
Coalmine, 2016. New Copy ... $17.99
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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AK SalimBlues Suite ... LP
Savoy, Late 50s. Good+ ... $14.99
One of AK Salim's far-reaching "jazz suites" from the late 50s. This one focuses on the bluer side of jazz, and features some excellent soloists – like Seldon Powell on flute and tenor, Sahib Shihab on baritone sax, Nat Adderley on cornet, and Phil Woods on alto – all playing long soulful passages on Salim originals like "Payday", "Joybox", "Full Moon", and "Blu-Shout". The set's not as modernist oriented as similar work by some of Salim's contemporaries – still with an overall conception, but somewhat more looser swinging – and like some of AK's best other sessions from the time, has a feel that's quite like some of Slide Hampton's leaner, more soul jazz moments. LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some wear, peeling at the spine and wide clear tape along the seams.)

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Bjorn Bolstad SkjelbredWaves & Interruptions – Eirik Raude/Tom Ottar Andreassen/Thomas Kjekstad/Ida Bryhn ... CD
2L (Norway), 2014. Used ... $0.99
(Blu-ray disc pressing!)

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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

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Kunihiko Sugano TrioFinger Popping (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Takt (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $24.99
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!)
Also available Finger Popping ... CD 11.99

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Masayuki TakayanagiLonely Woman (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Think (Japan), 1982. New Copy ... $28.99
A pretty darn beautiful album of solo guitar tracks – recorded in 1982 by Japanese musician Masayuki Takayanagi, and featuring only electric guitar, played with a spare raspy edge – recorded in a rough style that's quite unusual for a Japanese jazz session of the time! However, it's this style of recording that really brings out the best of the album – as the complicated stylings of Takayanagi ring out with a much more honest sound than you'd expect on an album of this nature – reminding us more of earlier work by Lee Konitz collaborator Billy Bauer than most of the late 70s guitar heroes from Japan! The sound is beautiful throughout – and titles include a version of Charlie Haden's "Song For Che", a reading of Lennie Tristano's "Lennie's Pennies", and a great version of Ornette's "Lonely Woman". CD
(Blu Spec CD.)

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✨✧ VariousSoul Cafe (3CD set) ... CD
Expansion (UK), 2007. Used 3CD ... $12.99
The Soul Cafe's a mighty hip place thanks to a great blend of soul tracks pulled from the rich catalog of Expansion Records! Most of the tracks here are relatively current – from the past decade or so – and showcase Expansion's great approach to modern soul music – a style that's drenched in classic influences from days back, but which never tries to just remake the old – and instead, always comes up with something new and fresh. A number of tracks feature older artists, given their chance to shine again – sitting nicely next to younger singers, who've become a key discovery of Expansion and their ear for great music! 3CD set features a whopping 36 tracks in all – with titles that include "Say You Will" by Nicole Jackson, "Indigenous Love" by Keni Burke, "Sistah" by Marva King, "Cupid's Arrow" by Frank McComb, "Special One" by Kloud 9, "Work Of Art" by Byron Woods, "Memory" by James King, "Brother" by Ian Martin, "Star" by Brigette, "Runnin" by Maysa, "Treasure" by Leza, "I Was Born To Love You" by Timeless Legend, "Can't Go Back (rmx)" by Peggi Blu, "Give Me The Sunshine" by Leo's Sunshipp, "Give & Let Live (Soul Searchin mix)" by Hope Collective, "We Got To Stick Together" by Beverly & Duane, and "A Chance For Hope" by The Live Band. CD

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Ennio MorriconeIl Gatto A Nove Code (special edition) ... CD
GDM (Italy), 1970. New Copy ... On April 25, 2016 (delayed)
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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Shola Adisa-Farrar & The Florian Pellissier QuintetLost Myself ... CD
Hot Casa (France), 2016. New Copy ... $12.99
We already love the music of Florian Pellisier from his excellent albums on the Heavenly Sweetness label – but we're really over the moon with the group here as they work alongside American singer Shola Adisa Farrar! Shola hails from Oakland, but has a globe-spanning sound to her music that really fits the release of the record on the Hot Casa label – a righteous take on jazz vocal modes that's very open to anything that Pellisier might want to bring to the table – which results in a beautiful record that we might put right up there with our favorite classics by singers like Carmen Lundy or Dee Dee Bridgewater! Like the best from both of those artists, there's a special, soulful sound going on here that's really transcendent – that rare kind of record that really unlocks the full power and potential of jazz vocals, especially when they're given just the right setting. Titles include "Evolution", "I Have A Dream", "Blue Chords", "Going Nowhere", "What A Night", and "Spirit" – plus great versions of "Feeling Good", and Fela's "Sorry Tears & Blood". CD

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Jamey AebersoldHorace Silver – Eight Jazz Classics ... LP
JA Records, 1978. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A set of 8 classic Horace Silver tunes – recorded by a trio that features Kenny Barron on piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Al Foster on drums – and issued as part of the Jamey Aebersold jazz instruction series! Think of the record as Kenny Barron tribute to Horace Silver – with looser, more spacious takes on classic Blue Note tunes that include "Ecaroh", "Mayreh", "Barbara", "Quicksilver", "Strollin", and "Nica's Dream". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jamey AebersoldII-V7-I Progression Vol 3 ... LP
JA Records, 1978. Near Mint- ... $5.99
One of many fine records cut for the Jamey Aebersold label of jazz improvisation/instruction albums – and one that features some excellent piano work by Dan Haerle. The piano is all acoustic, but it's got a freely soulful feel that makes the album way more than just a jazz instruction album – and the best cuts have a tight trio groove and lots of nice bass work by Rufus Reid. Titles include "G Minor Blues", "Bebop Tune", "F Blues with An 8 Bar Bridge", "II V7 I", "II V7", and "0 V7 9". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the instruction booklet. Cover has light wear.)

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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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Jason AjemianFolklords ... LP
Delmark, 2014. New Copy ... $8.99 16.99
One of the trippiest albums we've heard from Delmark in recent years – a really creative session from bassist Jason Ajemian, and one that links the label's avant jazz work to some of the deeper sides of Chicago's indie scene! Ajemian is free to work without any sense of genre or convention – in a mode that still hits plenty of jazz, with key use of work by Monk, Mingus, and Sun Ra – but which really abstracts things and takes them to a whole new level – opening up cosmic territory that lives up to the album's stated request to "Please Feel Yourselves". Ajemian plays bass and some electronics, in a quartet that also features Owen Stewart Robertson on guitar and electronics, Kid Bliss on alto sax and vibrolux, and Jason Nazary on drums – the last of which are played in a very slow, spacious style. All tracks are long – and titles include "Ask Mr Blunt Now" – which features extrapolations of "Satellites Are Spinning" and "Ask Me Now" – and "Orange Is The Color Of The Sun Then Blue Sky" – which is built upon some key Charles Mingus tunes. Other titles are originals, and include "Material Girls" and "Freedom Is A Trail Of Tears". LP, Vinyl record album

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Teemu Akerblom QuartetTeemu Akerblom Quartet (with download) ... LP
Jazzaggression (Finland), 2015. New Copy ... $24.99
An excellent contemporary combo from Finland – but one who are right at home on the Jazzaggression label, which mostly issues rare gems from years past! The sound here is plenty classic – and recalls that great 70s moment on the European scene when the best groups were aware of 60s advances like free or modal jazz, but could also swing as well – often bringing all elements to play in a single tune, but finding a way to make their most creative work still hold very strongly to a larger tradition in jazz! The group here is a quartet, but one with a slightly shifting lineup – the core trio of Teemu Akerblom on bass, Mikko Arlin on drums, and Max Zenger on saxes and flute – plus a changing fourth player from track to track – either Ville Vannemaa or Jarno Tikka on tenor, or Verneri Pohjola on trumpet. The lack of any piano really enforces the importance of the bass to the rhythms – and Akerblom's a player with a strong sense of modal energy, which often sets things up beautifully for the reed and trumpet solos to really soar and do their thing – shifting in intensity from track to track, partly because of that rotating fourth player! All tracks are original, and very fresh – and titles include "Blues For Martin", "Dark Corners", "Gilman's Point", "October 22", and "Harmaata Nakyvissa". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies deluxe sleeve release, with download.)

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AkikoHip Pop Bop ... CD
Verve (Japan), 2002. New Copy ... $24.99
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 ... $24.99
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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Alabama State Troopers (Don Nix/Furry Lewis)Alabama State Troopers Road Show ... CD
Elektra/Real Gone, 1972. Used 2CD ... $9.99
A legendary live set from a short-lived, but equally legendary group – a really unique assemblage of talents that features core musicians from Muscle Shoals, mixed with lead vocals from Don Nix, Jeanie Greene, and the aging bluesman Furry Lewis – all brought together as a unit that really bridges sounds, generations, and styles! The work has plenty of echoes of Nix's own music, but the presence of Lewis and some of the backing players – as well as a gospel choir for backup – all reflects the deeper roots that inform Don's recordings, given much bigger focus here – at a level that blows away most contemporaries who were trying their own approach to blending rock and roots modes. Titles include "Brownsville", "I'm Black", "Amos Burke", "Mighty Time", "Yes I Do Understand", "Furry's Rap", "Iuka", "Joabim", and "Living In The Country". CD

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Steve AlaimoTwist With Steve Alaimo ... LP
Checker, Early 60s. Very Good- ... $11.99
Surprisingly great work from Steve Alaimo – hardly just the album of simple twist covers that you might expect, although there's definitely a twisting vibe to the record too! Like some of the better twist-related projects of the early 60s – particularly those from soul and R&B sources – this one's got a very gritty groove at the bottom, which comes from lots of hard-snapping rhythms mixed with quick-stepping guitar – plus some other instrumentation that brings a surprisingly gritty undercurrent to Alaimo's music. If you ever thought he was just a simple pop singer, check out this album for a whole new sound – filled with tasty groovers that include "Good Good Lovin", "Do The Mashed Potatoes", "Lucille", "I've Got It", "Boppin The Blues", "Do The Hully Gully", "Twist All Nights", and more great grooves from the early 60s Miami scene! LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some edge wear, a few light creases, and the die-cut on back removed.)

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Manny AlbamJazz Workshop ... LP
RCA, 1955. Very Good ... $19.99
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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Ronnie AldrichCome To Where The Love Is ... LP
Phase 4/Decca/London, 1972. Sealed Gatefold ... $0.99
Ronnie Aldrich and his "two pianos" show you where the love is, all the while running through lush, easy arrangements of breezy pop numbers with the London Festival Orchestra and Chorus. Nothing but mellow goodness here to keep the mood flowing all night long, with a dozen tracks in all, including "Love Theme From The Godfather", "Alone Again (Naturally", "Song Sung Blue", "Popcorn", "Where Is The Love", "Theme From Lost Horizon", "Without You", "Come To Where The Love Is", "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do" and "Jenny's Theme". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Eric AlexanderTemple Of Olympic Zeus ... CD
High Note, 2007. Used ... $7.99
A cheesy cover, but a rock-solid set of work from the mighty Eric Alexander – who seems to be stretching out even more here than before! Alexander's always been a hell of a straight ahead talent on the tenor, but here he's almost hitting a few more modern modes at times – not "out" in his soloing, but a bit more free thinking in the overall construction and execution of the tunes – willing to change things up a bit in the rhythms, and give the record even more freshness than we might have expected. Alexander's easily one of the greatest living talents in jazz recording today – and we're already huge fans of his work – but he's won us over even more with this set, and a few of the chances he takes on some of the tunes. The group's a well-matched batch of regulars – including Jim Rotondi on trumpet, David Hazeltine on piano, Nat Reeves on bass, and Joe Farnsworth on drums – and titles include "The Temple Of Olympic Zeus", "Someday We'll All Be Free", "Lucas Too", "Blues For David", "I'm Gonna Laugh You Right Out Of My Life", "I'll Keep Loving You", and "Dave's System". CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Lorez AlexandriaDidn't We ... LP
Pzazz, Late 60s. Very Good- ... $14.99
Obscure album by Lorez, with a mix of jazz and pop stuff, and arrangements (mostly) by pianist Ronell Bright. Bright plays in the group backing Lorez, as does the great tenor player Teddy Edwards. The legendary Paul Gayten produced, and the track list includes "Play Me The Blues", "Comet In the Sky", "Psychedelic Bag", "Nonchalantly", "Talk About Cozy", and "Endless". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and staining. Vinyl plays with a short click on side 1, tracks 3 & 4.)

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Lorez AlexandriaFor Swingers Only ... LP
Argo, 1963. Very Good ... $49.99
One of the greatest albums ever from Lorez Alexandria – an ultra-hip singer who recorded for Impulse and King, but who sounds especially wonderful on this rare date for Chess Records! The album's got a groove that definitely lives up to its title – a jazzy, bouncy sort of rhythm that's definitely "for swingers only", and which is a nice contrast to overdone torch or standard jazz vocal modes. Alexandria's singing is completely sublime – quite fluid, yet with a soulful depth that's really amazing – and her backing combo is equally hip – a group led by John Young on piano, and also featuring George Eskirdge on guitar, Jimmy Garrison on bass, Phil Thomas on drums, and Ronald Wilson on flute and tenor – an obscure player whose reed work really makes the album sparkle! The song choices are great too – a mix of some under-recorded gems and a few blue-toned classics – all redone amazingly by Lorez with a sound that's quite unique. Titles include her classic Argo reading of "Baltimore Oriole", which begins with an amazing drum/bass passage that's worth the price of the album alone – and other tracks include "The End Of A Love Affair", "Baltimore Oriole", "All Or Nothing At All", "Mother Earth", "Love Look Away", and "Traveling Down A Lonely Road". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original gray label Argo pressing with deep groove. Cover has a cutout grommet.)

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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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Rashied Ali & Royal BlueNY Ain't So Bad ... LP
Survival, 1976. Very Good+ ... $24.99
Avant jazz meets The Blues, as Rashied Ali and combo back up singer Royal Blue on this set of tracks released on Ali's own label. Blue's style isn't as heavy-handed as you'd expect, and at times, it shares a bit with 70's singers like Joe Lee Wilson. The band includes Marvin Blackman, Charles Eubanks, and Jimmy Vass – and tracks include "Real Blues", "New York Ain't So Bad", and "Moontipping". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small peeled spot and a small sticker in the top right corner.)

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Davie Allan & The ArrowsDevil's Rumble – Anthology 1964 – 1968 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Sundazed, 1960s. New Copy 2LPGatefold ... $34.99 36.99
Freaky fuzzed out madness – and a much-needed look at the work of Davie Allan & The Arrows – kings of the 60s biker soundtrack! Davie first started out with sort of a Ventures-esque approach – jamming fast and hard in a surf-inspired guitar instrumental mode – but as his career went on, he really fuzzed things up a lot, and started going for a trippier groove that was perfect for the cheapo exploitation films coming out of the AIP studios at the time. Allan's work appeared in films like The Wild Angels, Devil's Angels, Mondo Hollywood, Born Losers, The Glory Stompers, and The Hellcats – and this sweet little set brings together some of the best of those tunes, along with a really full set of notes that finally tells the story behind this mysterious group! All tracks are instrumentals, with lots of heavy bass and percussion – and titles include "King Fuzz", "Devil's Rumble", "Another Cycle In Detroit", "Glory Stompers", "Cycle Delic", "Blue Rides Again", "Invasion", "Shape Of Things To Come", "Hellcats", "Born Loser's Theme", and "Moonfire". LP, Vinyl record album

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Davie Allan & The Arrows/The Hands Of TimeWild Angels – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Tower, Late 60s. Very Good- ... $4.99
Classic kitschy biker material from Davie Allan and The Arrows – one of the best-ever groups to play on schlocky soundtracks during the 60s! There's lots of guitar and lots of fuzz – and guessing from the photos of the movie, the music was the best thing about it! Toddler Mike Curb put the whole thing together – but the vibe is much more like some of Allan's excellent guitar instrumental albums of the time – apart from the few more standard rock band tracks you'd find in Curb's other productions from the period. Most of the album's instrumental Arrows work – and tracks include "The Chase", "Bongo Party", "Blues Theme", "Theme From Wild Angels", and "The Unknown Rider" – plus the vocal cuts "Theme From The Wild Angels" by The Visitors and "Midnight Rider" by The Hands Of Time. LP, Vinyl record album

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Mose AllisonAutumn Song ... LP
Prestige, 1959. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Mose Allison's last album for Prestige Records – before moving onto even bigger fame at Columbia and Atlantic during the 60s! Unlike Allison's later sets, this one is mostly instrumental – but there are a few sweet vocal tracks that bring out the hip, rootsy lyrical modes that would make Mose a big hit with the mod scene overseas – including the classic "Eyesight To The Blind", plus "That's All Right" and "Do Nothing Till You Here From Me". The remaining piano trio sides have a great rollicking groove – rootsy, yet slightly modern too – with bass by Addison Farmer and drums from Ronnie Free – on titles that include "Promenade", "It's Crazy", "Strange", "Autumn Song", and "Groovin High". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing.)

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