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Bobby Bland & BB KingTogether Again – Live ... LP
MCA, 1976. Very Good- Gatefold ... $7.99
Titles include "Let The Good Times Roll", and lots of medley numbers of classic blues! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has edge wear.)

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✨✧ BB KingI Love You So ... LP
Custom, Early 60s. Very Good ... $6.99
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(Yellow label United Superior pressing in a red cover. Cover has a mostly split top seam.)

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BB KingLA Midnight ... LP
ABC, 1972. Very Good- ... $8.99
BB King brings in a sweet dose of jazz to his work – just a touch of the funkier backings that some of his electric contemporaries were getting at the time – maybe not as hard-wailing as some of the Chess funky blues records, but definitely somewhere in that direction! Players on the date include Mel Brown and Jesse Davis on guitars, Bobby Bryant on trumpet, Red Holloway on tenor, Plas Johnson on baritone, Clifford Coulter and Victor Feldman on piano, and the great Earl Palmer on drums. Titles include "Help The Poor", "Can't You Hear Me Talking To You", "Midnight", "I Got Some Help I Don't Need", "I've Been Blue Too Long", "Lucille's Granny, and "Can't You Hear Me Talking To You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a name in marker at the top seam.)

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✨✧ BB KingLive In Cook County Jail ... LP
ABC, 1971. Sealed ... Just Sold Out!
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
(Pickwick pressing. Cover has a cutout notch.)
Also available Live In Cook County Jail ... CD 4.99

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BB KingLove Me Tender ... LP
MCA, 1982. Very Good+ ... $6.99
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(Cover has light wear and a name in marker on each side.)

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✨✧ BB KingMidnight Believer ... LP
ABC, 1978. Very Good- ... $4.99
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
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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BB KingMy Kind Of Blues ... LP
Crown/United, Late 60s. Very Good ... $39.99
Not some of BB's most famous work – but great stuff, with a raw edge, and some excellent guitar work on the best tracks! Titles include "Mr Pawn Broker", "Walking Dr Bill", "My Own Fault Baby", "Cat Fish Blues", "Please Set The Date", and "Driving Wheel". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label Crown pressing with deep groove. Cover has light ringwear and small seam splits.)

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BB KingThere Must Be A Better World Somewhere ... LP
MCA, 1981. Very Good ... $7.99
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BB KingThrill Is Gone (10 inch EP) ... LP
ABC/Interscope, 1966/1970/1978. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $9.99
A very cool limited edition set from BB King – including two tracks that appear on vinyl for the first time ever! The leadoff cut is the seminal "The Thrill Is Gone", with great charts from Bert DeCoteaux – followed by the single version of "You're Mean", plus "The Thrill Is Gone (live at the BBC)" from 1978, and "Goin Down Slow (live in Chicago)" from 1966! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Thrill Is Gone (10 inch EP) (2015 Black Friday Release) ... LP 13.99

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BB King & The CharioteersSwing Low Sweet Chariot ... LP
United Superior, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
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(United pressing in a white cover.)

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✨✧ BB KingBest Of BB King ... LP
ABC, 1960s/1970s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Black label ABC pressing. Cover has a split top seam, some surface wear, and splitting the spine and bottom seam.)

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✨✧ BB KingFrom The Beginning ... LP
Kent, 1950s/1960s. Used 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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✨✧ BB KingTake It Home ... LP
MCA, 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Later beige label MCA pressing. Cover has wear, a cutout hole & gold promo stamp.)

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✨✧ BB KingGreat Moments With BB King ... LP
Impulse/MCA, 1960s. Used 2LP ... Out Of Stock
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(Blue label 80s pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ BB King & Bobby BlandTogether For The First Time – Live ... LP
ABC, 1974. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A mid 70s meeting of two seminal blues talents from the Memphis scene – singer Bobby Blue Bland, and legendary guitarist BB King! The pair were both working for ABC at the time – major label fame after years woodshedding in the indies – and hitting well-deserved fame for their huge talents – still as fresh here as they were a decade before, and unmarred by any studio sanitization in this great live set! The record does an especially good job of bringing together the artists verbally – letting Bobby and BB open up and rap a bit during the songs – yet still having plenty of space to go into their own thing musically, too. Titles include "It's My Own Fault", "I'll Take Care Of You", "I'm Sorry", "3 O'Clock Blues", "Goin Down Slow", and a great long Medley track. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wear and splitting seams.)
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VariousGuitar Player – An Album of Contemporary Styles By Modern Masters ... LP
MCA, 1977. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ... $7.99
But this album, if only for one track! The album's a collection of tunes by jazz guitarists – put together by Guitar Player magazine, and featuring rare tunes by a variety of different players. Our standout favorite is Lee Ritenour's version of "Valdez In The Country" – the great Donny Hathaway funk instrumental, handled here with a very different approach than the original! Other tracks range from straight jazz to swing to bossa – and titles include "Contrary-ness" and "Two For The Blues" by Barney Kessel & Herb Ellis, "Allison II" and "Django" by Joe Pass, "Guitar Player" and "Counting My Tears" by BB King, "Spain" and "Toronto Under the Sign Of Capricorn" by Larry Coryell, and "Lament In Tremolo Form" and "Feelings" by Laurindo Almeida. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ VariousSoul Christmas (Kent) ... LP
Kent, Late 50s/Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A collection of classic soul and R&B Holiday tunes on Kent – featuring "Merry Christmas Baby" by Charles Brown, "I Want You With Me This Christmas" by Jesse Belvin, "Christmas Time Is Coming" by Floyd Dixon, "It's Christmas" by Marvin & Johnny, "I Wanna Spend Christmas With You (parts 1 & 2)", and "Christmas Celebration" by BB King. LP, Vinyl record album
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Chad & JeremyOf Cabbages & Kings ... LP
Columbia, 1967. Very Good+ ... $24.99
A dream of a record from Chad & Jeremy – a fantastic bit of psychedelic pop produced by Gary Usher! The album's got quite a different feel than the rest of the duo's work – as their standard Brit pop style is augmented by lots of extra strings and woodwinds, super-baroque in a beautiful post-Pet Sounds sort of way. The songs are wonderful, too – with themes on the rise and fall of modern life, very much in a Kinks sort of style – with titles like "Busman's Holiday", "Rest In Peace", "Family Way", "Can I See You", and the extended "Progress Suite". Plus, the CD features 6 bonus tracks, a few previously unissued – including "Manners Maketh Man", "Cautionary Tale", "Sister Marie", and "Painted Dayglow Smile". LP, Vinyl record album
(2 eye mono pressing. Cover has a tracklist sticker.)
Also available Of Cabbages & Kings (plus bonus tracks) ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ Luther IngramIf Loving You Is Wrong, I Don't Want To Be Right ... LP
Koko, 1972. Very Good ... $4.99
Wonderful mellow soul from Luther Ingram – and a record that gave the south one of its greatest soul anthems of the 70s! "If Loving You Is Wrong, I Don't Want To Be Right" is one of those genre-defining tunes – a slow-burning track that shows a new level of maturity for southern soul in the 70s – sweetly sad vocals from Luther right out front of the mix, supported with bubbling backings that ooze sex throughout – and a message of pride in the face of love that had an undeniable impact on a whole generation. The rest of the album's equally great – done with slightly fuller backings at times, and a more familiar Memphis soul groove at others – a perfect showcase for the mighty talents of Ingram at this high point of his career. In addition to "If Loving You Is Wrong", other titles include "Dying & Crying", "I Remember", "I Can't Stop", "Love Ain't Gonna Run Me Away", and "I'll Be Your Shelter". LP, Vinyl record album
(Missing the photo. Cover has wear & stains.)

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✨✧ Augustus PabloKing Tubbys Meets Rockers Uptown ... LP
Shanachie, 1975. Very Good ... $19.99
Essential dub material from the legendary King Tubby – a set that's one of the best of the genre during the classic years – and which stands as a true testament to how great the format can be when handled right! The watchword here is simplicity – as the key elements are almost isolated in little sonic chambers, then set to resonate alongside each other – pulled from rhythms from tracks initially done as vocal productions, but reworked through the mixing talents of Erroll "ET" Thompson and Tubby. Players include Bobyb Ellis on trumpet, Richard "Dirty Harry" Hall on tenor, and Augustus Pablo on organ and piano, plus a bit of clarinet. Titles include "Keep On Dubbing", "Stop Them Jah", "Young Generation Dub", "Each One Dub", "555 Dub Street", "Braces Tower Dub", "King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown", "Corner Crew Dub", "Say So", "Skanking Dub", and "Frozen Dub". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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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. Cover has a bit of peeling on back.)

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BeatlesRubber Soul ... LP
Capitol, 1965. Near Mint- ... $19.99
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 pressing.)
Also available Rubber Soul ... CD 3.99

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George BensonGood King Bad ... LP
CTI, 1975. Sealed Gatefold ... $4.99
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
(Shrinkwrap is a bit shopworn, wiht some small holes and a Grammy Award Winner sticker.)

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Bobby BlandSpotlighting The Man ... LP
Duke, 1967. Very Good+ ... $29.99
Fantastic stuff, like all of Bobby's early Duke albums, and a breathtaking mix of soul and R&B, with some nice jazzy touches in the arrangements. Tracks include "Wouldn't You Rather Have Me", "Ask Me Nothin' About The Blues", "Gotta Get To Know You", and "You Ought To Be Ashamed". Great stuff, and Bobby's voice is wonderful! LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label stereo pressing. Cover has a cutout notch and a bent corner.)

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Bobby Blue BlandAin't Nothing You Can Do ... LP
Duke, 1964. Very Good+ ... $16.99
Beautiful early soul stuff by one of the greatest singers ever. Bobby's young soulful voice is in top form on this set, and the LP includes such great cuts as "Ain't Nothing You Can Do", "I'm Gonna Cry", "Black Night", and "Steal Away". Very cool cover, too, with a cartoon of Bobby and some girl standing on opposite sides of a huge breaking heart! LP, Vinyl record album
(MCA pressing, with rainbow label.)

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✨✧ Bobby Blue BlandDreamer ... LP
ABC, 1974. Very Good Gatefold ... $14.99
Sure it's not his Duke recordings, and sure, the sound's a bit 70s-ish – but Bobby's voice is always fantastic, and he still sounds great in this smooth batch of tracks recorded in LA. Backings were arranged and conducted by Michael Omartian – but it's Bobby's vocals that really make the set shine. Titles include "Ain't No Love In The Heart Of The City", "The End Of The Road", "I Ain't Gonna Be The Fist To Cry", "Dreamer", "Who's Foolin Who", "Cold Day In Hell", "Lovin On Borrowed Time", and "Yolanda". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Tommy Boyce & Bobby HartIt's All Happening On The Inside ... LP
A&M, 1968. Very Good ... $4.99
One of the headiest albums from the team of Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart – as you might guess from the image on the cover! The album continues the playful quality of previous A&M sets, but also has a deeper feel too – a bit more soul on the vocals, which really comes through on the album's few covers – and a slightly more socially-conscious approach to the lyrics too – supported by backings by a core group that features John Gallie on some especially great organ and keyboards, and great arrangements from Jimmie Haskell! The shift is great proof that these two were way more than just songwriters – and titles include "Change", "Maybe Somebody Heart", "Abracadabra", "My Baby Loves Sad Songs", "Thanks For Sunday", and "Strawberry Girl". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing.)

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✨✧ John Carter & Bobby BradfordFlight For Four ... LP
Flying Dutchman, 1969. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $49.99
Spectacular work from one of the most groundbreaking groups of its time – the legendary John Carter/Bobby Bradford Quartet – quite possibly the hippest thing going in the LA scene of the late 60s! The group includes Carter on alto and tenor, Bradford on trumpet – working together in these amazing lines that have both players running off together in a style that's free, but often quite rhythmic – spurred on to move past the new freedoms unlocked by the Ornette Coleman group a few years before! Yet the vibe here is very different than Ornette, too – given the bold, righteous power that comes through in the voices of both players – working here at a level that seems to blow away just about anything else going on in the American avant garde at the time. The group has just two more players to round out its amazing sound – Tom Williamson on bass, and Bruz Freeman (brother of Von and George!) on drums – and all tracks are long and free, yet also fragile and intimate – with an almost painterly sense of beauty and emotion that stands in stark contrast to much of the avant work of the time coming out of the east coast. Titles include "Domino", "Abstractions For Three Lovers", "Woman", and "The Second Set". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Bobby Darin25th Day Of December With Bobby Darin ... LP
Atco, 1960. Very Good ... $7.99
A rare Christmas album from the great Bobby Darin – and a set that's quite different than some of his secular hits of the time! The album was cut for Atco, during Bobby's great early run on the label – and it showcases a surprisingly reverent Darin – one who clearly holds the Holiday season in high esteem, as he works here with these righteous backings from Bobby Scott! Darin sings in a style that's got some strong spiritual undercurrents – almost an early nod to his inspirations at Atlantic – and Scott balances the backings nicely, without any sort of hoke a session like this might normally have. Titles include "While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks", "Holy Holy Holy", "Baby Born Today", "Child Of God", "O Come All Ye Faithful", and "Dona Nobis Pacem". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small rip on the spine & tape along the bottom seam.)

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Marvin GayeThat Stubborn Kinda Of Fellow ... LP
Motown, 1963. Sealed ... $16.99
Early genius from Marvin Gaye – a set that's one of his first biggest hit-making albums for Motown, and for good reason too! Gaye's really come a long way here in just a few short years – hitting hard on the album's title hit, with that trademark rasp that would only get stronger and more charming by the end of the 60s. The backings pack a punch too – pure Motown 60s soul all the way through, with backing vocals from Martha & The Vandellas – although Marvin's own lead is more than strong enough on its own! Titles include the big title hit "Stubborn Kind Of Fellow" – plus "Hitch Hike", "Get My Hands On Some Lovin", "It Hurt Me Too", "Pride & Joy", and "Wherever I Lay My Hat" – all written by a young Marvin! LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent 180 gram pressing.)

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Bobby HackettHackett's Horn Vol 1 (10 inch LP) ... LP
Viking, Early 50s. Very Good- ... $4.99
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(Cover has some edge wear.)

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Bobby JasparBobby Jaspar – Tenor & Flute ... LP
Riverside, 1957. Near Mint- ... $13.99
One of the few US releases by 50s Belgian reedman Bobby Jaspar – a talent who graced countless European sessions at the time, but who's working here in a rare date with an American group! As on other albums from the period, Jaspar plays both tenor and flute – alternating between instruments on different tracks, in the manner of sessions by Frank Wess or Jerome Richardson from the time. The rest of the group really gives the album a nice punch – with George Wallinton on piano, Wilbur Little on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums – plus Idrees Sulieman on trumpet on about half the tracks on the set! The songs are mainly original compositions by the band members and they include Jaspar's "Seven Up", Sulieman's "Doublemint", Wallington's "Before Dawn" and "Sweet Blanche". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing – with obi!)

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Abbe LaneWhere There's A Man ... LP
RCA, 1958. Very Good+ ... $29.99
A wonderful session from 1958 – one that pairs the sexy vocals of Abbe Lane with the mad orchestrations of Sid Ramin! Lane's a singer with a strong ear for jazz, and an equally charming talent for cheesecake – both of which come into play nicely in this set of man-themed tunes! The set's hardly the sort of risque pop you'd hear from contemporary female chart singers, but it is a great example of the late 50s RCA trend towards pinup-styled vocals – a genre that was perfect for Lane's approach. Sid Ramin's backings have a full sound, but one that's never sleepy or too lush – that dynamic range of instrumentation that makes him one of our favorite accompanists for singers from the time. The set is quite fresh too – way past familiar standards, and into a realm of cooler, kitschier tunes. Titles include "The Gentleman Is A Dope", "No Man Gets Me Right Away", "A Little Girl From Little Rock", "Go To Sleep", "What Is A Man", and the original "Where There's A Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has a stain on one corner.)

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Debby MooreMy Kind Of Blues ... LP
Top Rank, 1959. Very Good ... $29.99
A cool little record from vocalist Debby Moore – an artist who whistles as well as she sings, and often manages to mix both talents strongly in the space of a single track! The album's got a slightly laidback, slightly bluesy feel – still jazz at the core, but in a way that has Debby hitting plenty of late nite, blue-tinged modes – a bit similar to Ernestine Anderson or Lorez Alexandria at the same points in their careers, and handled with similar small combo backing. Players include Harry Edison on trumpet – who sweetens up the sound nicely – plus Jimmy Jones on piano, Barry Galbraith on guitar, George Duvivier on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums. Titles include "How Come You Do Me Like You Do", "My Baby Loves Me True", "Five Months Two Weeks Two Days", "Come On Home To Me", "Sent For You Yesterday", "Nothin But Trouble On My Mind", and "No Love No Nothin". CD features the bonus track "Get A Feeling". LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label stereo pressing with deep groove. Vinyl has a mark that clicks on "Come On Home To Me". Cover is in nice shape.)

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Bobby VeeBobby Vee Meets The Crickets ... LP
Liberty, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $18.99
A really great pairing – Bobby Vee gets backing from Buddy Holly's old group – which makes for one of Vee's best albums ever! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original mono pressing!)

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Black IceI Judge The Funk ... LP
Transcontinent, 1979. Very Good ... $19.99
A lost bit of ensemble funk from the end of the 70s – served up in a mix of bass-heavy club and boogie styles! The group have a rolling groove that's a bit like some of the work by Instant Funk or other clubby funk acts – but the overall feel is a bit tighter and more small group-oriented, even though the end result is as tight and professional as anything coming out on some of the bigger labels at the time – making for a great mix of indie and mainstream funky club styles! Our favorite cuts may actually be the mellower ones – which have some great soul harmonies – but even the uptempo tracks are pretty nice, with a strong Philly-inspired sound overall – and titles include "Postcard Love Affair", "My Fantasy", "Push", "There You Go", "Fantasize", "I Judge The Funk", and "You're Always on My Mind". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover is lightly stained on the bottom half, with some transferred ink from another cover on front.)

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Art Blakey & The Jazz MessengersArt Blakey Et Les Jazz Messengers Au Club St. Germain Vol 1 ... LP
RCA (France), 1959. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Seminal work from Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers – recorded at a time when that group was really coming together! After a slightly wayward year of 1957, when the Messengers had a different lineup away from Blue Note, Art re-forged the group for the end of the 50s with a rock-solid array of players – including a young Lee Morgan on trumpet and Bobby Timmons on piano, plus Benny Golson on tenor, with a sense of arrangement that really helps give the group some focus – while still letting the solos open up in a live setting like this! All tracks are long, and played with lots of fire – and the kind of amazing open-ended solos that the group could cook up whenever they were working in a live environment. Titles on this first volume include "Politely", "Whisper Not", "Now's The Time", and "The First Theme". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s French pressing.)

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