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✨✧ BB KingBB King In London ... LP
ABC, 1971. Very Good Gatefold ... $11.99
BB King in London – not playing live, but working in the studio with a host of British musicians he'd inspired over the years! The lineup varies from track to track, giving a nice sort of variety to the album – and the overall feel is a bit like some of the Chess London sessions of the time – but maybe more blues overall! Features work by Peter Green on guitar, Steve Marriott on harmonica, Alexis Korner on acoustic guitar, Gary Wright on electric piano and Hammond, Ringo Starr on drums, and The Mystery Shadow on Hammond – and titles include "Ghetto Woman", "Wet Hayshark", "Part Time Love", "We Can't Agree", and "Blue Shadows". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ BB KingBB King Sings Spirituals ... LP
Crown, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $28.99
A genius early combination from BB King – his own majestic vocals and a host of spiritual sounds that bring out a whole new side of his talents! The pairing is unusual – as King hardly cut much other material in this manner – and the record puts aside his famous guitar work to focus on his deeply soulful style of singing – set up in some raw 50s gospel arrangements that feature lots of work on Hammond organ, romping rhythms, and a backing vocal group that support BB in a really great way. Titles include "Save A Seat For Me", "I Never Heard A Man", "I Am Willing To Run All The Way", "Servan't Prayer", and "I'm Working On The Building". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red vinyl pressing! Cover has some light wear and a small bit of seam splitting.)

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BB KingBetter Than Ever ... LP
Kent, Mid 70s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple label United pressing in a blue cover, with light wear and some stains.)

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BB KingHis Best – The Electric BB King ... LP
Bluesway, Late 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $12.99
BB King at his late 60s best – working here in the company of producers Johnny Pate and Quincy Jones, and serving up a great blend of blues and soul in the process! The set's less a "best of", than a collection of ABC work that doesn't seem to be on the other full albums of the time – mostly produced by Johnny Pate, with those great Chicago soul touches that helped his work with King really cross new boundaries – and finally give BB the kind of full, forceful approach that Bobby Blue Bland had been getting for years. The Quincy Jones cuts are two from the soundtrack to For Love Of Ivy – both pretty groovy, with a socking soul punch – and titles on the full album include "Tired Of Your Jive", "Don't Answer The Door", "The BB Jones", "Paying The Cost To Be The Boss", "All Over Again", "I Don't Want You Cutting Off Your Hair", "Sweet Sixteen", "Meet My Happiness", and "You Put It On Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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BB KingJungle ... LP
Kent, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $19.99
One of the standout classics from BB King's legendary run at Kent – a classic 60s LP with a cool little cover to boot! Arrangements on the set are by Maxwell Davis, but the overall sound is still plenty gritty – raw, rootsy electric blues with a definite Memphis influence, and a bit of a Chicago 60s twist. Titles include "Beautician Blues", "The Jungle", "5 Long Years", "Eyesight To The Blind", "Blue Shadows", "The Worst Thing In My Life", "Blues Stay Away", "Got Em Bad", and "It's A Mean World". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label Kent pressing. Cover has moderate moisture staining and peeling along the bottom half.)

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BB KingKing Size ... LP
ABC, 1977. Very Good+ ... $11.99
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(Cover has light wear.)

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BB KingLucille Talks Back ... LP
ABC, 1975. Very Good+ ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a cut corner.)

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BB KingMidnight Believer ... LP
ABC, 1978. Very Good+ ... $8.99
One of the most tightly-produced of BB King's albums for MCA, but a set that's still filled with undeniable charm – and which really shows King more than able to step up to some well-deserved superstardom! There's a bit of an LA finish to the backings, but things are never too smooth – and BB's vocals and guitar both really shine in this setting – with inflections and edges that are just wonderful throughout! The balance is great – that rare ability that MCA had to serve up such records at the time – and titles include "A World Full Of Strangers", "Midnight Believer", "Never Make A Move Too Soon", "Hold On", "I Just Can't Leave Your Love Alone", and "When It All Comes Down". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ BB KingOriginal Sweet Sixteen (Kent) ... LP
Kent, Early 60s. Sealed ... $19.99
Titles include "Sweet Sixteen", "Rock Me Baby", "Woke Up This Morning", "You Upset Me Baby", "Sneakin Around", "Sweet Little Angel", "Bad Case Of Love", and "Ten Long Years". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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✨✧ BB KingBest Of BB King ... LP
ABC, 1960s/1970s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(80s MCA pressing.)

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✨✧ BB KingCompletely Well ... LP
Bluesway, 1969. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
BB King soars into the 70s with this smoking little set – a record that still holds onto all the raw energy of his best 60s recordings, but which also gives the whole thing an even more soulful focus too! There's no arranger credited for the core of the record – which is attributed to "everybody" in the group, which you can definitely hear in the wickedly spontaneous playing of the combo – especially the mighty drummer Herbie Lovelle, whose work here really gives King a new sort of kick. Bert DeCoteaux adds a bit of larger backings at points, but usually very gently – in ways that are hardly noticeable at all – as BB's guitar is right out front, wailing with lots of raw energy. Titles include "Key To My Kingdom", "Confessin The Blues", "No Good", "You're Losing Me", "So Excited", and the classic "Thrill Is Gone". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ BB KingConfessin' The Blues ... LP
ABC/Paramount, Mid 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing. Vinyl plays with clicks & crackles.)

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✨✧ BB KingFriends ... LP
ABC, 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Cover has some aging.)

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✨✧ BB KingLive & Well ... LP
Bluesway/ABC, 1969. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
BB King not just live, but well-recorded in the studio too – in this classic ABC set that showcases both sides of his talents! Side one is the live set – and it's arguably better than any of the previous other concert recordings he did for the label – with a tighter, moodier feel that's almost more small club – with backing from a combo that features Charlie Boles on Hammond, Patrick Williams on trumpet, and Lee Gatling on tenor. Live titles include "Just A Little Love", "Sweet Little Angel", "Don't Answer The Door", and "Please Accept My Love". Side two is studio material, with some mighty sweet arrangements by Johnny Pate that almost bring a bit of funk into the mix at times – particularly on the drums which really groove things along! Herbe Lovelle handles the drum kit, and overall things are leaner than any previous Pate work with King – nice and raw, on cuts that include "I Want You So Bad", "Friends", "Get Off My Back Woman", and "Why I Sing The Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original gatefold pressing. Vinyl plays with clicks & crackles.)
Also available
Live & Well (180 gram pressing) ... LP 19.99
Live & Well ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ BB KingLive At The Regal ... LP
ABC, 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent set by BB King – one of his best from the 60s, and a smoking live set recorded at Chicago's legendary Regal Theatre! The enthusiasm at the venue shows that BB's Memphis-honed style is a perfect fit for the electrified Chicago sound of the 60s – and the recording really brings out some wonderful responses from the audience – making the record a blues equivalent of James Brown's famous Live At The Apollo set! The record features introductions by Chicago DJs Pervis Spann and E Rodney Jones – and tracks include "Every Day", "Please Love Me", "Worry Worry", "Woke Up This Morning", "Help The Poor", and "You Upset Me Baby". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono ABC pressing. Cover has light wear. Vinyl plays with clicks & crackles.)

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✨✧ BB KingLive In Cook County Jail ... LP
ABC, 1971. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
BB King live at the Cook County Jail in Chicago – and given the amount of great live shows going on in the institution during the early 70s, the jail must have been one hell of a place to be incarcerated! This classic features BB King entertaining the prisoners with a wickedly sharp blues set – done, like most prison live shows, with an edge that's often missing from more conventional concerts – plenty gritty, both on the vocals and guitar, with a sound the Chicago audience must have loved! Titles include "How Blue Can You Get", "Worry Worry", "Sweet Sixteen", "The Thrill Is Gone", "Please Accept My Love", and "Every Day I Have The Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label ABC pressing.)
Also available Live In Cook County Jail ... CD 4.99

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✨✧ BB KingIndianola Mississippi Seeds ... LP
ABC, 1970. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
BB King hips up his groove a bit here – picking up some of the crossover soul and rock touches used by contemporaries over at Chess/Cadet, and expanding his sound with a range of guests that include Leon Russell, Joe Walsh, and Carole King! Despite the presence of these bigger names, the set's very much in BB's own spirit – mostly focused on his vocals and guitar work, and still mostly including original compositions. A few tunes get nice and funky on the rhythms, although still very much in a blues-based way – and Jimmie Haskell contributes a few larger arrangements from time to time. Titles include "King's Special", "Until I'm Dead & Cold", "You're Still My Woman", "Hummingbird", "Go Underground", and "Chains & Things". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ BB KingRock Me Baby – 14 Great Hits ... LP
Kent, Early 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(Cover has a split spine & top seam.)
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Various12 Original Artist Hits Vol 2 ... LP
United, 1950s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A 60s collection, but one that's overflowing with earlier west coast blues and R&B material – recorded by the Crown/RPM label! Includes cuts by Marvin & Johnny, Jimmy Nelson, The Jacks, The Cadets, BB King, Jesse Belvin, Richard Berry, and others! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ray CharlesJust Between Us ... LP
Columbia, 1988. Used ... Out Of Stock
Features some solo tracks by Ray – plus duets with BB King, Gladys Knight, Jim Johnson, Lou Rawls, and Kenny Carr. Titles include "Nothing Like A Hundred Miles", "I Wish I'd Never Loved You At All", "Let's Call The Whole Thing Off", "Over The Top", "I'd Walk A Little More For You", and "Stranger In My Own Hometown". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ VariousNewport In New York '72 – The Soul Sessions Vol 6 ... LP
Cobblestone, 1972. Used ... Out Of Stock
Hip live material – featuring work by Roberta Flack, BB King, Curtis Mayfield, LesMcCann, Billy Eckstine, and Herbie Mann! LP, Vinyl record album
(German pressing on Atlantic. Cover has a cut corner.)
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Don ThompsonCountry Place ... LP
PM, 1976. Near Mint- ... $2.99
A wonderful little record – and one with a sound that's as evocative and lyrical as its title and cover image! Don Thompson's a player we mostly know for piano work on the Canadian scene – but here, he also handles vibes in a really wonderful way – often moving forward with this rolling sort of quality that's completely captivating, a style that echoes some of the modal phrasing of his work on piano, but in a different way. And some of the best cuts have Don on both piano and vibes at the same time – thanks to overdubbing – working with these beautiful rhythmic progressions from bassist Gene Perla and drummer Joe LaBarbera. Titles are all originals – showing Thompson's writing as another side of his skills – and tracks include "A Country Place", "Sasha's Delight", "Second Voyage", "Full Nelson", and "Song For Sonny". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light surface wear.)

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Bobby Bare, Norma Jean, & Liz AndersonGame Of Triangles ... LP
RCA, 1967. Very Good ... $3.99
A compelling take on the country duo mode of the 60s – an album that features some tracks that have all three singers working together – beautiful "love triangle" numbers – then more tracks that feature each singer on their own! The triangle numbers are especially compelling – and include "One Among The Three Of Us", "Bye Bye Love", "Three Mixed Up Hearts", "Which One Is To Blame", and "The Game Of Triangles" – a really fresh version of country heartbreak modes. Other cuts are nice, too – and include Bobby Bare singing "Homesick" and "Guess I'll Move On Down The Line", Liz Anderson singing "The Wife Of The Party" and "Fairytale", and Norma Jean singing "Pursuing Happiness" and "Don't Let That Doorknob Hit You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing.)

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✨✧ BeatlesAbbey Road ... LP
Apple, 1969. Very Good- ... $24.99
Pure brilliance from start to finish – especially the second side of the record, which has a continuous run of tunes that's very unique – and still completely sublime all these many years later! The album shows the fracturing ideas of the group, but crafted together with a unity you won't find on The White Album or Let It Be – still a way of making it all gel together beautifully, as the fab four stretch their wings to find new ways of being. Added instrumentation is used wonderfully – never overdone, but with orchestral passages that can really hammer home the best musical moments – and titles include "I Want You", "Because", "You Never Give Me Your Money", "Golden Slumbers", "The End", "Her Majesty", "Polythene Pam", and "Sun King". LP, Vinyl record album
(Apple label pressing.)

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✨✧ BeatlesRubber Soul ... LP
Capitol, 1965. Very Good ... $13.99
A landmark leaping-off point for The Beatles – and a record that really paved the way for countless new ideas to come! The mix of catchy pop and freer ideas here is really wonderful – tunes that introduce a whole new mature world in mainstream music – yet manage to have all the catchy complexity of the earlier years too. Production, songwriting, and delivery is superb – and titles include "Norwegian Wood", "Think For Yourself", "The Word", "Girl", "I'm Looking Through You", and "Run For Your Life"". LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple label Capitol pressing.)

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George BensonGood King Bad ... LP
CTI, 1975. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $3.99
Sweet 70s funk from George Benson – an album that's a bit smoother than some of his earlier work, but still free from the commercial polish of his later hits! Maestro David Matthews is at the helm for this session – and most numbers have a full backing from players who include some of the best of the CTI/Kudu generation – including Ronnie Foster and Bobby Lyle on keyboards, Joe Farrell on flute, Fred Wesley on trombone, Eric Gale on rhythm guitar, Dave Friedman on vibes, and Steve Gadd on drums – who manages to kick in a nicely funky undercurrent, even on some of the mellower numbers. George's guitar is filled with warmly chromatic hues – gliding away nicely on titles that include the slow funky "Em", plus "Siberian Workout", "Shell Of A Man", "Hold On I'm Coming", "One Rock Don't Make No Boulder", and "Theme From Good King Bad". LP, Vinyl record album

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Bobby ByrdI Need Help ... LP
King, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $89.99
The stunning only album ever from the great Bobby Byrd – know to many as a longtime associate of James Brown, and finally getting his chance to shine here in the spotlight! Bobby was in the game before James, and always continued to change his groove in all the right ways with The Godfather – so this late 60s recording has Byrd coming across just like the best last James Brown material on King – with production from James, and backing from the same group too! There's loads of classics here that went onto become huge funky 45s over the years – and big sample cuts too – and titles include "I Need Help (I Can't Do It Alone) (parts 1 & 2)", "Funky Soul", "My Concerto", "You Got To Have A Job (If You Don't Work, You Can't Eat)", and "Hang Ups We Don't Need (The Hungry We've Got To Feed)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing – nice and clean! Cover has light surface wear and some seam splitting.)

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Norman ConnorsDark Of Light (Cobblestone) ... LP
Cobblestone, 1973. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $19.99
Early genius from drummer Norman Connors – a sensational bit of righteous soul jazz – right up there with the best work on Strata East and Black Jazz from the time! The sound here is full, soulful, and spiritual – as Connors heads up a large ensemble that includes luminaries like Herbie Hancock, Eddie Henderson, Gary Bartz, Carlos Garnett, Buster Williams, and Dee Dee Bridgewater – all working together in a formation that's free spirited, yet tightly unified – often at a level that's even stronger than their own recordings! The album mixes a few longer tracks with shorter numbers – in a mode that reminds us a lot of Garnett's classic Black Love album – and titles include "Song For Rosa", "Black Lightnin", "Dark Of Light", "Butterfly Dreams", and "Laughter". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Bobby Darin & Johnny MercerTwo Of A Kind ... LP
Atco, 1960. Very Good ... $0.99
A really surprising pairing of talents – and one that makes the album one of the real standouts from the early Bobby Darin years on Atco Records! Johnny Mercer was one of the coolest, grooviest songwriters of the 40s – and he was also a singer with a hell of a lot of charm – which makes him a perfect match here for Darin, who was a master showman right from the start! The pair trade lines wonderfully, and get the right sort of jazzy backings from Billy May – who knows how to keep things swinging, and lift the spirits of the set! The album starts and ends with the warm title cut "Two Of A Kind" – co-written by the pair – and other titles include some great Mercer compositions, plus other titles too – with tracks that include "Ace In The Hole", "East Of The Rockies", "Bob White", "Mississippi Mud", and "Who Takes Care Of The Caretaker's Daughter". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a cutout hole & a bit of pen.)
Also available Two Of A Kind (with bonus tracks) ... CD 15.99

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✨✧ Lamont DozierWorking On You ... LP
Columbia, 1981. Very Good ... $7.99
A sweet mellow groover from the mighty Lamont Dozier – a set that's not nearly as well known as his earlier work of the 70s, but one that has the Motown man still riding strong! In contrast to the fuller, clubbier grooves of Dozier's ABC work, most of the tunes here are a bit more laidback and mellow – still with a groove, but not nearly as full-on – and with a sophisticated, sensual feel that's a fair bit like Leon Ware at his best! Production is nice and warm throughout, but never too slick – and there's some really compelling keyboard bits, especially some use of Prophet 5, which makes for a nice contrast with Lamont's vocals. The whole thing's great – and titles include "Why", "Playing For Keeps", "Chained", "Cool Me Out", "Working On You", "Too Little Too Long", "Starting Over", and "You Made Me A Believer". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a stained corner.)
Also available Working On You ... LP 4.99

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Terry GibbsSteve Allen Presents Terry Gibbs At The Piano ... LP
Signature, Late 50s. Very Good ... $1.99
A wild little record from Terry Gibbs – as the set features him on piano instead of his usual vibes! But even more than that, the approach is even more offbeat – as Gibbs plays on the higher range of the piano, using just two fingers and attacking the notes as he would with the mallets of the vibes – while on the lower end of the piano, Donn Trenner comps out more of the rhythms – which leaves Terry free on the other keys to really explore the melodies with some quick-fingered improvisation! The rest of the lineup features guitar, bass, and drums – but mostly at a level to inflect the rhythm, leaving most of the spotlight action for Gibbs – on tunes that include "Stretchin The Blues", "Fickle Fingers", "Country Boy", "For Keeps", "Easy Blues", and "Shufflin Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)
Also available Steve Allen Presents Terry Gibbs At The Piano ... CD 14.99

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Jimmy Holiday, Homer Banks, Bobby Womack, etcSomebody Special – Minit Singles Collection Vol 2 – 1966 to 1969 ... LP
Minit/King (Japan), Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $24.99
A killer collection of soul from the Minit label in the US – issued here in a rare Japanese package from 1980, with tracks by The Odd Squad, hermon Hitson, The Young Hearts, Bobby Womack, Gloria Jones, Jimmy Holiday, Eddie Forehand, Homer Banks, and Jimmy Lewis! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light aging, but this is a great copy overall.)

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Freddie HubbardBaddest Hubbard ... LP
CTI, Early 70s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $14.99
Baddest Hubbard or goodest Hubbard – whatever you prefer, the set's a great sampling of Freddie's incredible work for the CTI label during the early 70s! The album only features 4 tracks, but for CTI, Freddie was cutting them so long, that's the only way you could go – as his freewheeling approach to soul jazz really pushed the boundaries of the genre while he was working at the label – and which really pushed Hubbard's sound, too – into territory that nobody would have expected back in the 60s! Titles include the long original version of "Red Clay", plus the classic funk track "First Light", and mellower tunes "In A Mist" and "Here's That Rainy Day". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Baddest Hubbard ... CD 3.99

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Freddie HubbardFreddie Hubbard – Blue Note Reissue Series ... LP
Blue Note, 1960s. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $6.99
A collection of some of Freddie Hubbard's great early to mid 60s output for Blue Note, compiled and released in 1975 during a time when a number of his LPs were no longer available (not unlike these days . . .). While Freddie would cut great sides throughout his career, some of his fieriest playing was during this time, and he's joined by a batch of greats who are definitely there to deliver the message too, including James Spaulding, Hank Mobley, Wayne Shorter, McCoy Tyner, Philly Joe Jones and ELvin Jones, amongst others (these tunes were pulled from the Crisis, Breaking Point and Hub Cap sessions). 13 tracks in all: "Crisis", "I Wish I Knew", "Hub Cap", "Luana", "Weaver Of Dreams", "Blue Frenzy", "Jodo", "Cry Me Not", "One Mint Julep", "Mirrors", "Breaking Point", "Blue For Brenda" and "All Or Nothing At All". LP, Vinyl record album

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Freddie HubbardPolar AC ... LP
CTI, 1975. Very Good- Gatefold ... $3.99
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! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Polar AC ... CD 13.99

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Freddie HubbardRose Tattoo ... LP
Baystate (Japan), 1984. Near Mint- ... $24.99
A Japanese-only session from Freddie Hubbard – recorded during the trumpeter's back-to-basics period during the early 80s – with excellent backing by a quintet that includes Ricky Ford on tenor, Kenny Barron on piano, Joe Chambers on drums, and Cecil McBee on bass. The sound is open and fluid – relatively traditional, but with a nicely deep sense of spirit – almost in the manner of some of the recordings older giants were making over at Columbia at the end of the 70s. Most of the set is mellow, and Freddie often plays with a muted horn – soling in a semi-Milesish way on the ballads, with kind of a sparkling floating quality to his tone. Titles include "My Romance", "The Rose Tattoo", "Time After Time", and "Embraceable You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Japanese pressing – with obi!)

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Bobbi HumphreyBlacks & Blues ... LP
Blue Note, 1974. Very Good ... $24.99
A monster – and one of our jazz funk favorites of all-time! This is the best record ever cut by the great flute player Bobbi Humphrey – and the record features some stellar production work by the great Larry Mizell, very much in the same vein as that which he used on classic sessions by Gary Bartz and Donald Byrd! This album also includes all the Humphrey cuts you're looking for – like "Chicago, Damn", "Harlem River Drive", and "Jasper Country Man". Every track is great, and the album's a total delight! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner & a sticker spot.)

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✨✧ Bobby HutchersonHappenings (2LP 180gram pressing – 45rpm) ... LP
Blue Note/Music Matters, 1966. Near Mint- 2LP ... $48.99
One of the greatest Bobby Hutcherson albums for Blue Note – a classic session recorded in quartet form, with a style that seems to set a whole new standard for the vibes in modern jazz! The group here is sublime – Herbie Hancock on piano, Bob Cranshaw on bass, and Joe Chambers on drums – all working with Bobby in cool, blocky chords, with a sound that lies somewhere on the road to "out", but has more of a swing than Hutcherson's "new thing" recordings! The balance is a perfect one – exciting and fresh, but still always soulfully grooving – and titles include a sublime version of Herbie's "Maiden Voyage" – plus originals by Hutcherson that include "The Omen", "Aquarian Moon", "Rojo", and "Head Start". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited, numbered pressing!)

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✨✧ Bobby HutchersonSolo/Quartet ... LP
Contemporary, 1981. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Bobby Hutcherson breaks it down in two different ways – solo on the first half of the record, and in a quartet on the rest! The set begins in a very spare way – Bobby playing vibes, marimba, xylophone, and bells – often a bit overdubbed, so that although alone, Hutcherson fills the tracks with a rich palette of sound – glowingly rhythmic lines that ring out with plenty of soul, and showcase a really under-tapped side of Bobby's talents! Remaining tracks are equally great, but in a totally different way – played by a righteous lineup that includes McCoy Tyner on piano, Herbie Lewis on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums – really working together beautifully in ways that make the album feel like a lost 70s soul jazz set. Forget Hutcherson's slick look on the cover – because this album's drenched in open, honest, acoustic feeling – a rich tapestry of sound and emotion, on tracks that include "Gotcha", "The Ice Cream Man", "For You Mom & Dad", "Messina", "My Foolish Heart", and "La Alhambra". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Contemporary pressing.)

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Willis JacksonSoul Grabber ... LP
Prestige, 1968. Very Good+ ... $19.99
One of our favorite albums ever by Willis Jackson – and in fact one of our favorite soul jazz sides of the 60s! There's a mad groove here that's quite different than any of Jackson's earlier work – freer, looser, and more experimental – handled with a sound that's almost fuller in the arrangements, but which also gives the soloists more room to groove around. Willis himself plays the amazing gatorhorn on a number of tracks – a long funny-looking variation on the tenor, and a horn that has an almost George Braith or Roland Kirk-like sound. The rest of the group features some great guitar by Wally Richardson and smoking organ by Carl Wilson – plus electric bass at the bottom from Bob Bushnell, a key component to the harder-hitting quality of the grooves. The set features a fantastic version of Baden Powell's "Song of Ossahana", plus great covers of "Sunny", "Girl Talk", and "Ode to Billy Joe" – and the tracks "Soul Grabber", "Alfie", "I Dig Rock & Roll Music", and "Rhode Island Red". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing. Cover has a cutout mark.)

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Rubber BandCream Songbook ... LP
GRT, Early 70s. Very Good- ... $6.99
One of the great "songbook" albums by the Rubber Band – and a very different set than their better-known Hendrix record! As you'd guess by the title, this session has the group taking on Cream – performing instrumental versions of some of the group's most groove-heavy tunes, but doing so in a way that avoids the risk of falling short of Eric Clapton's guitar work – by just not using much guitar at all! Instead, the versions of the tunes are funkily baroque – still with heavy Ginger Baker-styled drums on the bottom, but often using strings and woodwinds in weird ways to carry the rest of the tune. The approach is almost like some of the best Brit Easy records from the time – with a full orchestral sound thinned into a tight rock funk groove! The set's got an especially great version of "Strange Brew", with organ that sounds like it could be played by Alan Hawkshaw – plus the tracks "White Room", "Deserted Cities Of The Heart", "Toad", "We're Going Wrong", "Those Were The Days", "Sunshine Of Your Love", and "Sweet Wine". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing.)

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