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Babs GonzalesHouse Rent Party/She's Just Right For Me ... 7-inch
King, 1955. Fair ... $4.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo. Labels are aged. Vinyl plays pretty rough – with a skip on "House Rent Party".)

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Babs GonzalesTales Of Manhattan – The Cool Philosophy Of Babs Gonzales ... CD
Jaro/Fresh Sound (Spain), Late 50s. Used ... $9.99
One of the greatest albums ever by the consummate jazz hipster – Babs Gonzales! Babs was part singer, part poet, and part philosophy – working in a jive-heavy style that was filled with inside jokes on the New York jazz scene of the postwar years – and peopled with odd characters from that scene, including musicians, hustlers, hookers, and small-time crooks. Babs speaks and sings on the set, backed by arrangements from Melba Liston, played by a small combo that includes Kenny Burrell, Peck Morrison, and Roy Haynes. The whole thing's great – one of the best blends of hipster jive and jazz ever – and titles include "Dem Resolution Liars", "The Hat Box Chicks", "Dem Jive New Yorkers", "The Squares", and "The Cool Cat's Philosophy". CD
(Out of print.)

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Babs GonzalesTales On The Famous – Guess Who? ... LP
Expubidence, Late 50s. Very Good ... $19.99
One of Bab's rare LPs from the late 50's, when he wasn't doing as much recording for the big labels, and instead was self-releasing crazy material like this. This is a live set, with some musical accompaniment, in which Babs "tells all" about some of the jazz greats. He's changed the names to protect the far from innocent, so Art Blakey becomes Smart Snakely, and Illinois Jacquet becomes Michigan Coat – and Babs' indictments are pretty severe. Apart from being a great funny bit of Babs Gonzales material, this LP is also an amazing insight to the reputations that some of the biggest jazz players had at the time. Great stuff! LP, Vinyl record album
(Pink label pressing with deep groove. Cover is stained on 4 inches along the spine, with some flaking and peeling, and split seams held with pieces of clear tape.)

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✨✧ Babs GonzalesExpubident World Of Babs Speedy Gonzales ... LP
Expubident, Late 60s. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
One of the rarest albums ever from singer Babs Gonzales – one of the coolest vocalists to ever hit the bebop scene! The record is issued on Babs' own label, and lists Clark Terry, Melba Liston, Charlie Rouse, Johnny Griffin, Horace Parlan, and Ray Nance on the cover – although we're not sure if they're all on the set. You can definitely here some strong Nance-like violin work soloing on side b – a nice change for Babs. Side one is more swinging – and titles include "Cool Cookin", "Le Continental", "Me", "Lullaby Of Doomed", "Beginning Of The End", and "Babs Mood For Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover is stained and flaky on the bottom 3 inches, but also appears to have been signed by the artist on front.)
 
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Slim GaillardLaughing In Rhythm – Best Of The Verve Years ... CD
Verve, 1950s. Used ... $5.99
Insanely great work from Slim Gaillard, the self-styled LA hipster who rose to prominence in the wartime blues and jazz scene, and who continued to wow audiences for years with his unique blend of hipster jazz! This CD features some of Slim's best work – recorded for Verve in the 50s, and painfully unavailable for years. Slim sings in a voice that's all his own – mixing bluesy crooning with scatting and plenty of talking in his own language of "vout". Consider him a west coast version of Babs Gonzales, and you've got part of the picture – but you'll need this set to fill in all the spaces. Titles include "You Goofed", "Arabian Boogie", "Tip Light", "Serenade To A Poodle", "Babalu Orooney", "Laughing In Rhythm", "Chicken Rhythm", and the complete "Opera In Vout". CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousOkeh Jazz ... LP
Okeh/Epic, 1950s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
An excellent collection of obscure jazz and R&B instrumental sides from the great Okeh label of the 50s – including some excellent stormers from Chicago! Little Johnny Griffin checks in with "For Dancers Only", "Flyin Home", and "Chicago Riffin", and the first two cuts feature vocals by Babs Gonzales! Other tracks include "Money Is Honey" and "I Want A Big Butter & Egg Man" by Mary Ann McCall; "Dig This Menu Please" and "Red's Mambo", two fantastic R&B tunes from trumpeter Red Rodney; and "Smooth Sailin", "Walkin Home", and "Whispering", all by Arnett Cobb, and included here with some other nice tunes that rank with some of Cobb's best work. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a sticker along part of the spine.)

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VariousSanta Claus Blues ... LP
Jass, 1986. Sealed ... $14.99
Includes selections by Louis Prima, Louis Armstrong, Johnny Otis, Babs Gonzales, Count Basie, Benny Carter, Lionel Hampton, and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Johnny GriffinLittle Giant (XRCD pressing) ... CD
Riverside/JVC, 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Johnny Griffin's hard blowing LPs as a leader for Jazzland – recorded with a crack lineup that includes Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Julian Priester on trombone, Wynton Kelly on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Albert Heath on drums! This is the kind of work that the term "hard bop" was coined for – sharp-edged jazz at its best – informed strongly by earlier bop and modern modes, but also played with a deeper dose of soul overall. The six players come together perfectly throughout – working with a tightness that matches most Blue Note work of the time – and titles are a great set of tracks that includes 3 by Chicago pianist Norman Simmons, and 1 by the great Babs Gonzales. Tunes include "Olive Refractions", "The Message", "Lonely One", "Playmates", and "63rd Street Theme". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousEast Coast Jive – Apollo Series ... CD
Delmark, 1946/1947. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Featuring Babs Gonzales, Loumell Morgan, the Four Blues & others. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Wynton KellyKelly At Midnight ... CD
Vee Jay, 1960. Used ... Out Of Stock
Midnight is right – as the session's a moody, mellow late nite one – just spare trio material by Wynton, played in a group that features Paul Chambers on bass and Philly Joe Jones on drums! The titles are all nice and long – and really let Kelly stretch out on the keys – working in a mode that's lyrical and soulful – on a set of titles that include include Babs Gonzales' "Weird Lullaby", plus "Skatin", "Temperance", "On Stage", and "Pot Luck". CD

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✨✧ VariousLux & Ivy Dig The Beatniks – A Collection Of Finger Lickin Grooves, Deep Thinking Diatribes, & Exploitation 45s ... CD
Righteous (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A crazy collection of singles from the pre-hippie years of the beatnik – that cool cat who loved jazz, read poetry, and dug the scene with plenty of attitude! That attitude is the main focus of most of the cuts here – obscure tracks from the late 50s and early 60s that poke fun at the heady thoughts and easy intellectualism of the beat scene – presented in a range of different styles that really run the gamut – from jazz, to rock, to many other genres in between – including a fair bit of offbeat spoken word and instrumental records too! The vibe here follows nicely in the other Lux & Ivy collections on the Righteous label – full of weird and wild records we never would have discovered otherwise – with cuts that include "Dog" by Bob Dorough, "Laffin Beatnik" by Johnny Beeman, "Reaching Into In" by Ken Nordine, "No Pictures Please" by Rod McKuen, "Manhattan Fable" by Babs Gonzales, "Pimples & Braces" by Spike Jones & The City Slickers, "Teenage Beatnik" by Louis Nye, "A Beatnik Story" by The Expressos, "Meet The Bongo Man" by Johnny O, and "William Butler Yeats On The Third Avenue El" by Lawrence Ferlinghetti. CD
 
 
 



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