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Peggi BluBlu Blowin' (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol/Expansion (UK), 1987. New Copy ... $14.99
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)... $6.99 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 & 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)... $6.99 15.99
Nice little 10-inch single by Union Analogtronics & Blu – with remixes by indie production all stars Exile, Dibia$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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✨✧ 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

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✨✧ MED, Blu & MadlibBad Neighbor ... LP
Bang Ya Head Entertainment, 2015. New Copy 2LP ... 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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✨✧ Blu & Klaus LayerBoys (remix, instrumental) ... 7-inch
Redefinition, 2015. New Copy (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
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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DVDTAMI Show/Big TNT Show (blu-ray DVD) ... DVD
Shout Factory, 1964/1966. New Copy 2 Blu-ray DVDs ... $26.99 29.99
The soul & rock holy grail of a concert film – and its long lost sequel/companion film! The Teenage Awards Music International show, better remembered as The TAMI Show, from 1964 – features uber legendary footage of James Brown and The Flames, plus The Beach Boys, Smokey Robinson and The Miracles, Marvin Gaye, The Rolling Stones and more. Filmed at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium on October 29, 1964, and despite the mega star wattage of the performers and the incredible performances themselves, it vanished into cultural limbo after a very brief run in theaters. Also included on this great blu-ray double feature is the long lost follow-up/sequel The Big TNT Show – an event concert emceed by David McCallum (from The Man from UNCLE) and featuring an incredible and wildly diverse lineup! Includes performances by Roger Miller, Ike & Tina Turner, The Ronettes, Bo Diddley, Ray Charles, Petula Clark, The Byrds, The Lovin Spoonful, Modern Folk Quartet and Donovan! The TAMI show feature runs 112 minutes and The Big TNT Show runs 93 minutes – and both have bonus material – trailer, extra commentary, interviews and more! DVD

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Jethro TullAqualung 40th Anniversary Special Edition (2CD/DVD/Blu Ray/180 Gram LP) ... CD
Chrysalis, 1971. Used 2CD/DVD/Blu Ray/LP ... $49.99
Titles include "Aqualung", "My God", "Slipstream", "Locomotive Breath", "Wind UP", and "Mother Goose". CD
(Out of print, DVD & Blu Ray are NTSC coded, All Region .)

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Gregory PorterLive In Berlin (2CDs/blu-ray DVD) ... CD
Eagle Rock, 2016. New Copy 2CD & Blu-ray ... $31.99 34.99
A fantastic live performance from the mighty Gregory Porter – an artist we've loved right since his very first record, and who's continued to amaze us with his growth over the space of a few short years! This set encompasses most of those years – as Porter reworks tracks from his handful of albums in a beautiful concert setting – relaxed, laidback, with just a small jazz combo on a spare stage – which keeps a vibe that's similar to the studio albums, but with corners that open up in very cool ways, especially when some of the musicians take off on solos. There's a few surprises, too – as Porter picks up covers by older artists, and brings them into the mix – and titles include "On My Way To Harlem/What's Going On", "Consequence Of Love", "Liquid Spirit", "Hey Laura", "Papa Was A Rolling Stone", "1960 What", "Free/Thank You Falettinme Be Mice Elf Again", "In Fashion", "Be Good", "Work Song", "Musical Genocide", and "Don't Be A Fool". Full concert audio on 2CDs – and all the songs together on the DVD! CD
Also available Live In Berlin (2CDs/DVD) ... CD 26.99

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Myles WrightLA EP (CD & Blu Ray) ... CD
Miles Wright, 2015. Used CD & Blu Ray ... $2.99
... CD

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✨✧ Ennio MorriconeIl Grande Silenzio (Beat Serie Blu) ... LP
Beat (Italy), 1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A spaghetti western soundtrack – but one that's nicely different than usual – and hardly the kind of western score you'd get from an American movie at the time! Ennio Morricone's music for the film is remarkably sweet – done in that blend of light melody, isolated instrumentation, and slight electric touches that show up on some of his best work of the Mondo Morricone era – warmer than you'd expect, in a really great way, and with some great melodic moments too. A few tracks are more dramatic or moody, but there's a great feel overall – set up by the theme "Il Grande Silenzio", and followed up by tunes that include "Viaggio", "Voci Nel Deserto", "E L'Amore Verra", and "Invito All'Amore". LP, Vinyl record album
(1978 Beat Italian pressing.)

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✨✧ Gil Scott-HeronGil Scott-Heron – Black Wax (Blu Ray DVD) ... DVD
Mug Shot, 1982. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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/book) ... CD
Capitol, 1966. New Copy 4CD & Blu-ray ... Out Of Stock
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!)
Also available
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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✨✧ Michael JacksonOff The Wall (CD & Blu Ray) ... CD
Epic/Sony, 1979. New Copy CD & Blu-ray ... 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

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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 ... 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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✨✧ Pink FloydEarly Years Box Set (10CD/9DVD/8 blu-ray & memorabilia – plus 5 X 7 inch singles) ... CD
Sony, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 10CDs/9DVDs/8Blu Ray ... Out Of Stock
An insane document of the early years of Pink Floyd – a beautiful collection that may well be one of the most complete, elaborate box sets ever created! The set features an insane amount of music – and maybe is more than the group members themselves can remember from the time – presented here on 10 CDs, 9 DVDs, 8 blu-ray discs, and even 5 7" singles! The music spins out in many formats – and includes a huge number of rare concert performances, European television material, BBC recordings, demos, and more – almost all of which has never been formally issued to the public. This isn't one of those "best of" box sets, or one of those full catalog releases – and instead the whole thing really plumbs the deepest depths of the group at this genius early moment. If you don't know these pre-Dark Side Of The Moon years of the group, you're really in for a treat – as there's an earthier, grittier quality to Pink Floyd at this point – from the madness of the fuzzy early tracks with Syd Barrett, to the more extrapolated instrumental jams that followed, to some of the surprisingly intimate songs that came into play before the group achieved more oblique modes of presenting themselves. The set also includes the full feature films More, Obscured By Clouds, and Live At Pompeii – and the box includes 7 different books, 42 bits of memorabilia, and 100 photos too! CD

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✨✧ Sun RaSun Ra – A Joyful Noise (Blu Ray DVD) ... DVD
Mug Shot, 1980. New Copy ... 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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✨✧ Rova Sax QuartetRova Channeling Coltrane – Electric Ascension (CD/DVD/Blu-Ray) ... CD
Rogue Art (France), 2012/2016. New Copy DVD/Blu Ray & CD ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Macklay/Reminick/Haydn/Fisher-LochheadSerious Business – Spektral Quartet (CD/blu-ray) ... CD
Sono Luminus, 2016. New Copy 2CDs ... Out Of Stock
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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Patti AustinBody Language ... CD
CTI/King (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $13.99
A sweet blend of jazz and soul from Patti Austin – and a set that's a bit different than some other CTI albums of the 70s – given that it was recorded down south, at deep soul powerhouse Muscle Shoals! The sound is surprisingly rootsy on a few numbers – and warmly jazzy on others – and Patti's still got all the polish she picked up from her years with Quincy Jones, but she's also stepping out a bit more as an artist with a stronger emotional palette. Austin works with some great original material that includes the tracks "(Ooh-Wee) He's Killing Me" and "I Can't Stop" – as well as surprising covers, like Squeeze's "Another Nail From My Heart", Isaac Hayes' "Body Language", and Bob Seeger's "We've Got Tonight". CD
(Blu Spec CD.)

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✨✧ Patti AustinHavana Candy ... CD
CTI/King (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $13.99
Havana Candy, indeed – as singer Patti Austin's in her sweetest mode of the 70s – stepping off of years of background vocals for others, and really emerging as a great soul star on her own! Patti got the chance to cut some soul singles back in her early days – but work like this really unlocks her jazzier side, too – that spirit she developed in her work with Quincy Jones, taken to even more expressive heights on her own. Arrangements are by Larry Rosen and Dave Grusin – moody, mellow in a style that's perfect for Patti's voice – and players on the set include Grusin on keyboards, Eric Gale on guitar, Richard Tee on keyboards, and Ralph MacDonald on percussion – all-star CTI players who really keep things rights! Titles include "I Need Somebody", "We're In Love", "Lost In The Stars", "Havana Candy", and "I Just Want To Know". CD
(Blu-Spec CD pressing!)

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George BensonBody Talk ... CD
CTI/King (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $13.99
A sweet funky classic from guitar genius George Benson – and a record that features some surprising soul arrangements from Pee Wee Ellis – also known for his classic work with the James Brown Band of the late 60s! Pee Wee's got a tighter groove here than on some of George's earlier CTI albums – but still keeps things open enough, so that Benson gets plenty of room to solo – a bit like the vibe of some of his late 60s albums for Verve and A&M. George is the main soloist – but the group is super-hip, with Harold Mabern on electric piano, Frank Foster on tenor, and a little bit of extra guitar from Earl Klugh. George is pulling no punches on this one – really hitting hard on his solos with a freer approach than he used on most of his other records from the time. Titles include "Dance", "Plum", "Body Talk", and "Top Of The World" – and most tracks are looong! CD
(Blu-Spec CD pressing!)
Also available Body Talk ... LP 5.99

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John BlairWe Belong Together ... CD
CTI/King (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $13.99
A strange bit of soul from the later years of CTI – and one of the few albums we've ever seen from the enigmatic John Blair! Blair is an artist with a bit of a cosmic vibe – kind of a spacey sense of soul that maybe fits his appearance on the cover – and which is couched here in kind of a flanged-out rock style that's a bit different than some of the other CTI sessions of the time! D avid Matthews handled the arrangements – mixing in a bit of his funk with some fuzzier currents – and the great Googie Coppola joins John on vocals on a number of cuts, using a spacey soul style that's mighty nice. Titles include "Feather Lite & Honey Smooth", "I'm A Wizard", "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds", "Moonlight Serenade", "We Belong Together", and "Don't Feel That Way No More". CD
(Blu Spec CD.)

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✨✧ Hank CrawfordTico Rico ... CD
Kudu/King (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $13.99
Hank Crawford's always been a great saxophonist – but he's also one that sometimes works even more strongly in a bigger group setting – as you'll hear on this 70s Kudu session with funky arranger David Matthews! Dave takes the groove forward from the sound that Hank sometimes had back in the 60s on Atlantic – bringing in a bit more of an electric vibe, but also providing a nice larger ensemble kick – that soulful jazz mode that Crawford first explored with Ray Charles, where he learned to pack plenty into the space of a short solo! Titles include "Funky Rooster", "Tico Rico", "Lady Soul", "Lullaby Of Love", and "Lament". CD
(Blu-Spec CD pressing!)

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Art FarmerCrawl Space ... CD
CTI/King (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $13.99
No crawl space here – as the sound is wide open, and surprisingly funky – a set that stands as one of Art Farmer's few great 70s outings for the CTI label! The album's got Art blowing with all the cool, compressed sound that he'd bring to a straighter album – but on longer tracks, with that open, flowing vibe you might hear on some of Freddie Hubbard's efforts for the label with less bite, and more flow overall! The set includes great work on flute from Jeremy Steig – plus guitar from Eric Gale, keyboards from Dave Grusin, and drums from Steve Gadd – and although the date of this one is late, the sound is in that prime 1972/1973 CTI mode! The album features four long tracks – and titles include "Crawl Space", "Siddhartha", "Petite Belle", and "Chanson". CD
(Blu-Spec CD pressing!)
Also available Crawl Space ... LP 7.99

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✨✧ Joe FarrellJoe Farrell Quartet ... CD
CTI/King (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $13.99
One of Joe Farrell's first LPs as a leader – and a stellar session that's easily one of the early high points for the legendary CTI label! Farrell had been making some great noise in the underground during the late 60s – but here, he bursts forth as one heck of a soulful cat – working on these great modal grooves that slide out wonderfully and really have a sense of flow – a style that's different than Joe's later material, but equally powerful! Part of the strength of the record comes from the lineup – a key quintet of like-mined up-and-comers that includes Chick Corea on keyboards, John McLaughlin on guitar, Dave Holland on bass, and Jack DeJohnette on drums – players who definitely know the farther reaches of jazz, yet hang just on the inside here with Joe – providing some amazing accompaniment for his lines on soprano, tenor, and flute. Titles include "Molten Glass", "Song Of The Wind", "Motion", "Follow Your Heart", and "Circle In The Square". CD
(Blu-Spec CD pressing!)

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✨✧ Joe FarrellMoon Germs ... CD
CTI/King (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the best records ever cut by funky sax man Joe Farrell! The album's got a stripped down, choppy groove – virtually the blueprint for later 70s funk of this type, and played perfectly by Farrell and a very hip quartet lineup! Players include Joe on soprano and tenor sax, Herbie Hancock on keyboards, Stanley Clarke on bass, and Jack DeJohnette on drums – playing with a very angular sense of rhythm that really dives the record! The record's got a tight combo sound that's far more energetic than most CTI jazz from the time – and titles include the great cut "Great Gorge", which has a tight modal sample groove, plus "Times Lie", "Bass Folk Song", and "Moon Germs". CD
(Blu-Spec CD pressing!)

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Joe FarrellUpon This Rock ... CD
CTI/King (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $13.99
Massive music from funky reedman Joe Farrell – quite possibly our favorite of his legendary 70s run for CTI – and that's saying a lot, given how great those records are! There's a lean, edgey groove to the set that's totally great – a lot more bite than usual for CTI, thanks to these wonderfully angular lines from Joe on tenor, soprano sax, and flute – backed up with some wicked guitar work from Joe Beck, who really matches Farrell's energy – in a core quartet with Herb Bushler on bass and Jim Madison on drums. One cut features a guest group – with Herbie Hancock on piano, Steve Gadd on drums, and Don Alias on percussion – and the album includes the massively break-heavy title cut "Upon This Rock", plus "Seven Seas", "I Won't Be Back", and "Weathervane". CD
(Blu Spec CD.)

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Fuse OneSilk ... CD
CTI/King (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $13.99
The second album of funky fusion from this all-star CTI group that includes Stanley Turrentine, Stanley Clarke, Ndugu, Tom Brown, Eric Gale, Ronnie Foster, and George Benson! The ensemble come together for a great set of laidback fusion tracks that groove with a nice soulful undercurrent – surprisingly fresh, and not nearly as slick as you'd expect from the date of the session – showing that the original open-ended CTI vibe could still be strongly alive on the right records! Tracks have a great mix of acoustic and electric touches – and although Stanley Clarke was the musical director of the album, the whole thing's clearly a group effort. Titles include "Silk", "Hot Fire", "Sunwalk", and "In Celebration Of The Human Spirit". CD
(Blu-Spec CD pressing!)

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Grant GreenMain Attraction ... CD
Kudu/King (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $13.99
Quite an unusual album from Grant Green – a record that's quite different than his earlier records for Blue Note, but still pretty darn great overall! Grant's working here in a large group – Kudu style – with arrangements by David Matthews, but a sound that's still pretty lean overall! There's a fair bit of great players in the lineup – including Jon Faddis on trumpet, Hubert Laws on flute, and Joe Farrell on tenor – and the horns soar out nicely to set the scene over some tightly stepping backings – all served up with plenty of room for Grant to solo spaciously on guitar! The title track – "The Main Attraction" – is nearly 20 minutes long – and the other two tracks, "Creature" and "Future Feature", both approach the 10 minute mark themselves! CD
(Blu-Spec CD pressing!)
Also available Main Attraction ... CD 6.99

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✨✧ Urbie GreenSenor Blues ... CD
CTI/King (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $13.99
A rare 70s funk outing for trombonist Urbie Green – a player who first made his name on cool jazz sessions of the 50s, but who really breaks out here with a whole new vibe! Green never stopped playing over the years – honing his craft on countless sessions for dozens of artists in the 60s and 70s – and here, he steps strongly back into the limelight amidst some very hip arrangements from David Matthews – whose funky vibe turns out to be a great fit for Green's sound! Musicians include Matthews on electric piano, John Scofield on guitar, and Grover Washington Jr on tenor and soprano sax – and Grover's soulful sound makes for a nice contrast to the more compressed tone of Green. The album includes versions of Charles Mingus' "Ysabel's Table Dance", Chick Corea's "Captain Marvel", and Horace Silver's "Senor Blues" – all done in slightly Latin electric-tinged styles! CD
(Blu-Spec CD pressing!)
Also available Senor Blues ... LP 3.99

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Johnny HammondBreakout ... CD
CTI/King (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $13.99
A massive groover from the great Johnny Hammond – the famous 60s organist from the soul jazz scene, getting a whole new sound for the 70s here on the CTI label! Johnny was always one of those players who was ready to try something new – and the open, extended format of the label really helps him find new energy after his previous albums – to a level that points at his collaborations with Larry Mizell in years to come. The record's got arrangements by Grover Washington and Leo Johnson – on tracks that feature a complicated set of rhythms that push past the straighter funk grooves of Johnny's Prestige years. Drums and bass dance around nicely at the bottom, tenor and trumpet groove out the melody, and Johnny washes across the whole thing with some widemouth action on the organ! Titles include "Blues Selah", "Workin On A Groovy Thing", and "Breakout". CD
(Blu-Spec CD pressing!)

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Johnny HammondHigher Ground ... CD
Kudu/King (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $13.99
Massive work from Johnny Hammond – stretching out here in some totally jamming grooves that really transform his style for the 70s! The sound here is a lot hipper and tighter than some of Hammond's more rough-edged soul jazz of the 60s – a groove that's a great precursor to his more famous meetings with Larry Mizell a few years later – and equally great! Johnny's got plenty of space here – and is really taking his time with the grooves, thanks to some open ended arrangements by Bob James, who also plays electric piano on the record! The record is a seminal piece of work in the transformation of the chunky 60s organ sound to a sweeter 70s keyboard groove – and was proof that Johnny, more than most of his 60s soul jazz contemporaries, was ready to embrace the new sounds of the decade with open arms. Includes the great sample cut "Big Sur Suite" – plus "Higher Ground", "Summertime/The Ghetto", and "Catch My Soul". CD
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HeronHeron (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with 9 bonus tracks) ... CD
Dawn/Wasabi (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $31.99
A beautiful batch of British folk tunes from Heron – and a really unique album that was actually recorded outside in a field – which makes for a very different sound! The music might be dubbed "acid folk", but it's got a slightly warmer, slightly redemptive quality – and is a really great illustration of the Brit folk revival at its best – that very different approach to US folkies of a few years before – served up with this mix of simplicity and sophistication that's completely sublime. Titles include "Car Crash", "Yellow Roses", "Upon Reflection", "Smiling Ladies", "Lord & Master", "For You", and "Carnival & Penitence". CD features 9 bonus tracks too! CD
(Blu-Spec CD pressing! Comes in a textured mini LP-styled sleeve – just like the original album!)

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HeronTwice As Nice & Half The Price (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Dawn/Wasabi (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $31.99
The title's a reference to the double-length nature of the set – but it might also be taken as a reference to the group's sound, too – as Heron's got a slightly fuller approach than on their debut album! There's more electric instrumentation in the mix, and arrangements that have the band stepping out more strongly with some rockish inflections, even though the overall approach is still pretty darn folksy – and handled with that really unique, really personal style that makes the group one of the best of the Brit folk scene from the period. Titles include "Madman", "John Brown", "Miss Kiss", "Love 13", "Winter Harlequin", and "Big A". CD
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Freddie HubbardKeep Your Soul Together ... CD
CTI/King (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $13.99
Freddie Hubbard at the peak of his 70s powers – and one of his finest albums of the decade! The record follows strongly in the tone that Freddie set at CTI on his mighty Red Clay and Sky Dive sets – long, drawn out tracks – done with lots of electricity in the rhythms, and a very cosmic approach to the solos! The groove is funky, yet easygoing – open and never too uptight – and served up with great help from Hubert Laws on reeds, George Benson on guitar, and Ron Carter on bass! Titles include "Keep Your Soul Together", "Spirits Of Trane", "Destiny's Children", and "Brigitte". CD
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Freddie HubbardPolar AC ... CD
CTI/King (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99
Warm and wonderful work from Freddie Hubbard – a killer of an album recorded for CTI, and one of his most soulful efforts for the label! The album's got a bit more of a human heart than some of the more cosmic sessions Freddie cut at the time – a bit more contemplative and introspective, but no less open-minded and electrically charged. The assortment of players is all top-shelf – with Billy Cobham, Airto, Lennie White, George Cables, Hubert Laws, and George Benson all backing Freddie up on the set – and titles include a great take on "People Make the World Go Round", plus "Naturally", and "Son of Sky Dive", which grooves just like its papa! CD
(Blu-Spec CD pressing!)
Also available Polar AC (Japanese pressing) ... CD 9.99

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Freddie HubbardSky Dive ... CD
CTI/King (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $13.99
A killer set from Freddie Hubbard's legendary years on CTI! Like the classic Red Clay album, there's 4 tunes here, all longer cuts – where everyone gets a chance to stretch out a bit, over smooth (but not too smooth!) electric grooves, supported by great orchestrations from Don Sebesky! Ron Carter & Billy Cobham provide a tight but elastic rhythmic underpinning – a great foil for solos by players who include Keith Jarrett on electric piano, George Benson on guitar, Hubert Laws on flute, and Freddie himself on trumpet. Airto & Ray Barretto are on percussion, with some nice percolating accents to the grooves – and titles include the classic "Povo", an oft-sampled monster – plus "In A Mist", "The Godfather", and "Sky Dive". CD
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Hideo Ichikawa TrioTomorrow (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Think (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $26.99
Hideo Ichikawa may have been one of the most inventive pianists to record for the Three Blind Mice label in the 70s – an artist whose talents are expansive both on the acoustic and electric versions of the instrument he uses here – and which also extend to a few contributions on percussion and recorder as well! The tracks are all nice and long – in the best TBM way – and Ichikawa has a way of playing freely, but never in a free jazz mode – always sliding to the right lyrical moments when things get a bit too sharp-edged, but never in a way that's undercutting his sound. The Fender Rhodes is especially nice – played with round, warm notes – and the rest of the group features Isoo Fukui on bass and cello, and Hideo Yamaki on drums and bells. Titles include "Between The Lights", "Tomorrow", "234 Out Of The Boundless Verdant Land", and "Birds My Birds". CD
(Blu Spec CD.)
 
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✨✧ VariousShazam & Other Instrumentals Written By Lee Hazlewood ... CD
Ace (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Great instrumentals from the legendary Lee Hazlewood – a man you might know for his lyrical wit on record, but also a studio genius with a real ear for an electric guitar! Keep in mind that one of Lee's big claims to fame was his early productions for twangy guitar giant Duane Eddy – and know that in the years after those hits, Hazlewood still spent plenty of time in the studio with other instrumental acts, too – a good deal of whom then also provided the backings for Lee's own vocal records! This collection finally brings together some of the best of Lee Hazlewood's instrumental moments – a wealth of raunchy guitar numbers, surf instrumentals, and lots of other cool cuts that make wonderful use of echo, reverb, and other special early studio effects. The package has the usual wonderful Ace Records notes and attention to detail – and titles include "Moovin & Groovin" by The Rhythm Rockers, "Stalkin" by Duane Eddy, "The Stinger" by Al Casey, "Baja" by Jack Nitzsche, "Salty" by Tony Castle & The Raiders, "Guitar Man" by The Lively Ones, "El Aguila" by The Astronauts, "The Phantom Driver" by Hal Blaine & The Young Cougars, "Angry Generation" by Dick Dale & His Del-Tones, "Desi's Drums" by Dino Desi & Billy, "Zapata" by Jack Nitzsche, "Bo Dacious" by The Whisk Kids, "Some Velvet Morning" by Afro Blues Quintet, "These Boots Are Made For Walking" by Billy Strange, and "Muchacho" by Lee Hazlewood's Woodchucks. CD

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✨✧ VariousTeenage Crush Vol 4 – 28 Clean-Cut Pop Rockers & Teen Ballads ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Here's one to bring to Lover's Lane – a superb collection of late 50s and early 60s pop tunes – most of them rockers, but done with a sweet gentle sound that's very much in keeping with the "teenage" title of the set! But despite the cover, the music's not all sticky sweet – and there's almost a sinister undercurrent to the work – a Blue Velvet-esque sound that means that although the tracks are often sweet and nice, they're also kind of chilling – if that makes any sense! Titles include "I Saw Linda Yesterday" by Dickie Lee, "Just Young" by Andy Rose, "So Young" by Clyde Stacy, "Young Ideas" by Chico Holiday, "A Teenager Feels It Too" by Denny Reed, "Why Don't They Understand" by George Hamilton IV, "Never Be Anyone Else But You" by Ricky Nelson, "I'll Remember Carol" by Tommy Boyce, and "She's Neat" by Dale Wright. CD
Also available Teenage Crush Vol 4 – 28 Clean-Cut Pop Rockers & Teen Ballads ... CD 6.99

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✨✧ VariousThings Gonna Get Better – Street Funk & Jazz Grooves 1970 to 1977 ... CD
BGP (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Plenty of street funk and just a bit of jazz here – all served up in the kind of killer funky collection we've always loved from the BGP label! As with some of their other gems, this set goes way beyond the obvious – and digs deep to not just feature rare singles and album tracks, but also include some never-issued recordings from the same period – which makes the set every bit as important for collectors of vintage 45s as it is for newcomers just looking to get a funky taste! There's a hard, deep vibe to most of these tracks – definitely some of the righteous message promised by the cover and title, but also just some plain old funky elements too – served up with lots of sinister guitar lines, heavy drums, and a mix of instrumental riffing and hard soul vocals. Titles include a special instrumental DJ edit of "A Joyful Process" by Funkadelic – plus "Dose Of Soul" by Chet Ivey & His Fabulous Avengers, "Do It" by Billy Sha Rae, "Music For The Brothers" by The Solicitors, "What's The Matter With The World" by Dave Hamilton, "Chains" by Blacks & blues, "Things Gonna Get Better" by Clarence Coulter, "Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get" by Pretty Purdie & The Playboys, "One Man's Loss" by Vernon Garrett, "125th Street & 7th Ave" by Richard Groove Holmes, "Mucho Macho" by Macho, "Push On Jesse Jackson" by The Pace Setters, "Shorty The Pimp" by Don Julian, and "Payin Dues" by Ruby Delicious. CD

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✨✧ VariousVanguard Folk Rock Album ... CD
Big Beat (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An amazing little set that will completely transform your understanding of folk music in the 60s – one that picks up with a second waves of folkies who were really opening their minds to the changes in rock music at the time! The styles here all blur wonderfully – as more standard 60s folk music comes into play with psychedelic instrumentation, tripped-out production, harmony pop, and a range of different modes that all make for some incredibly far-reaching work. All tunes come from the Vanguard Records catalog – a label who were making some initial waves in the early 60s, but who really came into their own during this heady era – and helped set the tone for the huge singer/songwriter boom in the mainstream years to come. The set features a total of 22 tracks from Vanguard – titles that include "Honey" by Eric Anderson, "Back On The Street Again" by Steve Gillette, "Someone To Talk My Troubles To" by Judy Roderick, "No Rest For The Weary" and "You'll Never Know What's In My Heart" by The Hi-Five, "Reason To Believe" by Patrick Sky, "Young Blues" by The Vagrants, "Changes" by Jonathan & Leigh, "Reno Nevada" by Richard & Mimi Farina, "January Morning" and "When I Was A Cowboy" by Ian & Sylvia, and "Long Black Cadillac" by Jackie Washington. CD

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Ambrose AkinmusireWhen The Heart Emerges Glistening ... CD
Blue Note, 2011. Used ... $6.99
A lovely title, and a lovely little record too – every bit as poetic as its promise – with haunting trumpet lines by Ambrose Akimusire, nestled nicely in an acoustic quintet that also features Gerald Clayton on piano and Walter Smith III on tenor! There's an understated quality to the record that's really nice – none of the too-modern modes you might guess from the cover image (we'll admit that sometimes we're suspicious of contemporary Blue Note mixing it up too much) – and instead a style that's mighty fresh, yet still pretty earthy – modern, yet never too outside – and a sense of soul that informs proceedings and really helps keep things on track. Titles include "Jaya", "Henya", "Far But Few Between", "Confessions To My Unborn Daughter", "The Walls Of Lechuguilla", and "My Name Is Oscar". CD

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Manny AlbamJazz Workshop/Drum Suite ... CD
RCA/Lonehill (Spain), 1955/1956. Used ... $8.99
Great early work from arranger Manny Album – 2 albums back to back on one CD! First up is 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 Albam's 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". Next up is The Drum Suite – hard-swinging big band tracks, with an emphasis on drums! The album is a suite of six tracks – all written by either Manny Albam or Ernie Wilkins, both of whom arrange the groups on the set. Manny and Ernie were two of the more soulful arrangers of their day – and they get some strong performances out of the groups, letting players like Conte Candoli, Hal McKusick, Al Cohn, and Freddie Green open up in longer tracks driven to intensity by some great drum work. Titles include "Skinning The Valves", "Dancers On Drums", "Bristling", and "The Octopus". CD

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Manny AlbamManny Albam's Jazz Greats Of Our Time – Complete Recordings ... CD
Decca/Lonehill (Spain), 1957/1958. Used 2 CDs ... $11.99
A great collection of a unique showcase in 50s jazz – large group recordings by arranger Manny Albam, done to showcase some of the best players of the time from both the New York and LA scenes! The sessions were originally recorded for Decca – with volume 1 featuring mostly players from New York, and volume 2 featuring the cream of the crop of the west coast scene. The format was simple – in that Albam would pen arrangements for longish tracks that brought together the whole ensemble – then allowed plenty of space for players to break out in well-crafted solos. Artists include Art Farmer, Harry Edison, Conte Candoli, Bob Brookmeyer, Phil Woods, Zoot Sims, Bill Holman, Gerry Mulligan, Charlie Mariano, Milt Hinton, Lou Levy, Hank Jones, and Pepper Adams – and tracks include "See Here Miss Bromley", "Poor Dr Millmoss", "Blues From Neither Coast", "Home Brew", "Little Eye Opener", "Blues Over Easy (parts 1 & 2)", and "Afterthoughts". 2CD set features 20 tracks in all – seemingly a lot more than on the original albums! CD

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✨✧ Lola AlbrightDreamsville ... LP
Columbia, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $24.99
A really unique session of vocal jazz – and one of the few ever directed by Henry Mancini! Lola was best known for her work on TV in the show Peter Gunn, but despite her cheesecake looks, she's actually a pretty nice singer – with a dusky, late nite sort of sound that's perfect for the Mancini backings on the set. The album features a fair number of original Mancini tunes – all in the moody mellow mode as the more famous "Dreamsville" title track – and Lola burns in a nice smokey tone, on tracks that include "Sorta Blue", "It's Always You", "Soft Sounds", "Slow & Easy", "We Kiss In A Shadow", "Two Sleepy People", and "Brief & Breezy". LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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Roland AlexanderPleasure Bent ... LP
New Jazz/Prestige, 1961. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
One of the few albums ever cut by this incredible tenor sax player – a wonderful talent that we only know from a handful of records – all of which we love! This date's got a bold sound that very much lives up to its cover, and Alexander's placement on Prestige's New Jazz label – a vibrant sound that's got elements of the 60s underground of Eric Dolphy or Ken McIntyre, but which also has a more flowing, soulful vibe as well – almost a precursor to later spiritual jazz elements of the 70s. No surprise, the great Marcus Belgrave is in the quintet on trumpet – as is Ronnie Mathews on piano, with rhythm support from Gene Taylor on bass and Clarence Stroman on drums. Almost all tracks are originals – and titles include "I'll Be Around", "Dorman Road", "Lil's Blues", and "Orders To Take Out". LP, Vinyl record album

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Harry Allen & Joe CohnStompin' the Blues ... CD
Arbors, 2008. Used ... $6.99
... CD

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✨✧ JD AllenAmericana – Musings On Jazz & Blues ... CD
Savant, 2016. Used ... $11.99
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

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Mose AllisonMose Allison (Back Country Suite/Local Color) ... LP
Prestige, 1957. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $6.99
Two early, rootsy Mose Allison sides, brought together by Milestone/Prestige in the 70s for this repackage. Most of this set is instrumental bluesy piano trio numbers, but Mose busts out with some vocals and even a spot of trumpet on a couple numbers, including an early version of his signature tune "Parchman Farm", plus "Lost Mind", "Blues", "Trouble In Mind" and "One Room Country Shack". He's joined by Addison Farmer or Taylor LaFargue on bass, and either Frank Isola or Nick Stabulas on drums, and the instrumental sides include "Blueberry Hill", the side long "Black Country Suite", "In Shalah", "I'll Never Be Free" and "Ain't You A Mess". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring & edge wear.)

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✨✧ Allman BrothersEat A Peach ... LP
Capricorn, 1972. Very Good- 2LP ... $8.99
A landmark in southern rock! Titles include "Les Brers In A Minor", "Melissa", "Mountain Jam", "One Way Out", "Trouble No More", "Little Martha", and "Blue Sky". LP, Vinyl record album
(Later non-gatefold pressing on Polydor.)

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Albert Ammons & Meade Lux LewisAlbert Ammons & Meade Lux Lewis – The First Day ... CD
Blue Note, 1939. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Gene AmmonsBlue Gene ... CD
Prestige, 1958. Used ... $3.99
Way more than just an album with Gene Ammons as a leader – and instead, a set that truly earns the "all stars" listed on the cover – thanks to a great array of supporting players, and a very loose, open-ended jam session style that lets everyone get in plenty of solo space! Ammons' tenor is tremendous, but he's also a great collaborator here, too – working with Idrees Suliman on trumpet, Pepper Adams on baritone, Mal Waldron on piano, Art Taylor on drums, Doug Watkins on bass, and Ray Barretto on conga – in a mode that's maybe slightly tighter than some of the blowing sessions Prestige was doing at the time, but which still has that key longform creative energy that made the hardbop generation so great. Titles include "Blue Gene", "Scamperin", "Blue Greens n Beans", and "Hip Tip" – and all tracks are long, with plenty of focus on solos! CD

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✨✧ Gene Ammons & Sonny StittBoss Tenors ... LP
Verve, 1961. Good+ ... $5.99
Gene Ammons and Sonny Stitt go head to head in this classic album of tracks that perfectly captures the joy and fury of their live performances from years before! The record was cut in Chicago with a very hard rhythm section that includes John Houston on piano, Charles Williams on bass, and George Brown on drums – and it's way heavier than the usual Verve "meeting of the masters" session, and feels more like a record that should have been issued on Prestige or Argo. Both players are impeccable, and the solos stretch out for a long long very live time. Titles include "Blues Up & Down", "The One Before This", and "Counter Clockwise" – but these guys even groove amazingly on standards like "Autumn Leaves" and "No Greater Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ Gene Ammons & Sonny StittJug & Sonny (jug & corn cover – purple border) ... LP
Chess, Early 60s. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
A nice little album – featuring some of the sides that Gene Ammons cut "off contract" for Chess/Argo during the early 60s, and ones that feature him paired with Sonny Stitt, his longtime partner in legendary tenor battles from the 50s. The two horns aren't really locked in combat here, but they do complement each other nicely on the album's mellow groovers and ballad tracks. Titles include "Cha Bootie", "Tenor Eleven", "The Last Mile", and "Full Moon". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Cadet mono pressing.)

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Amuzement ParkGroove Your Blues Away/Love Show Down ... 12-inch
Our Gang, 1982. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Great boogie from Amuzement Park – a group that should have lasted longer than they did! "Groove Your Blues Away" is a snapping little jammer that builds up wonderfully – bass hooking you in, snippets of horn adding soul, and ensemble vocals that really send the tune over the top! A damn great anthem for the early 80s dancefloor – and the kind of track that never gets old! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo.)

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Louis ArmstrongLouis Armstrong Vol 6 – St Louis Blues ... CD
Columbia, Late 20s/Early 30s. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Art Ensemble Of ChicagoChi-Congo (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Paula/P-Vine (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $21.99
A lost chapter in the career of the Art Ensemble Of Chicago – an obscure early 70s album, issued by the mostly-blues Paula Records label in Louisiana, and one of the hardest to find albums in their catalog! The album features 3 long tracks – "Chi-Congo", "Enlorfe", and "Hippparippp" – played in an open and inventive style that recalls the best of the group's work in Paris at the end of the 60s. The core group of Lester Bowie, Malachi Favors, Roscoe Mitchell, Joseph Jarman, and Don Moye manage to get their hands on more instruments than you'd hear from the entire percussion section of an orchestra – and with amazing results! CD
 
 
 



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