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Chi-LitesGreatest Hits (Brunswick) ... LP
Brunswick, 1972. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A great collection of tracks that features many hard to find tracks from the early days, before the band broke super-huge with "Oh Girl". That one's included on this album, as are the cuts "A Lonely Man", "Let Me Be The Man My Daddy Was", "Love Uprising", "24 Hours Of Sadness", "Give It Away", "Living In the Footsteps Of Another Man", "Coldest Days Of My Life (parts 1 & 2)", "Have You Seen Her", and "We Are Neighbors". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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June ChristyJune Christy & The Johnny Guarnieri Quintet 1949 ... CD
Storyville (Denmark), 1949. Used ... $11.99
Great small combo work from the amazing June Christy – one of her first recordings of the type, and a great contrast to her bigger band work with Stan Kenton in the 40s! The feel of the set is surprisingly modern – with very clear recording quality, and a tightly swinging style of jazz that's much more like a late 50s jazz date than you might expect from the 1949 vintage. Instrumentation is quite clean, with little sense of hoke – and players include Johnny Guarnieri on piano, Charlie DiMaggio on alto and clarinet, and George Walters on trumpet. The set's 70 minutes long – and titles include "Alice Blue Gown", "Idaho", "Sposin", "One O'Clock Jump", "Cheek To Cheek", "Dancing On The Ceiling", "Yesterdays", "They Didn't Believe Me", and "Robins & Roses". CD

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✨✧ CircleParis Concert ... LP
ECM, 1971. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $16.99
An essential 2LP set that's just about the only vinyl release you can find that documents the work of the legendary (and short-lived) Circle group – an important avant jazz combo that featured Anthony Braxton, Chick Corea, Dave Holland, and Barry Altschul. The record captures a Parisian concert from 1971, and the band runs through a great reading of Wayne Shorter's "Nefertitti", plus original material like "Duet", "Toy Room – Q&A", "Song For The Newborn", and "Lookout Farm". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing.)

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Jimmy CliffCliff Hanger ... LP
Columbia, 1985. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Mid 80s record from the great Jimmy Cliff. While he was in his prime in the early 70s, this much later commercial effort shows he's still got the skills to pay the bills, and we actually kind of like the sound of him singing over the glossy crossover-attempt tracks, which have that great 80s Sly Dunbar-playing-the-Simmons-drum sound in the rhythm tracks. The rest of the band is an all star cast, with the Kool & the Gang horn section & even a cameo from Jaco Pastorius, plus Jamaican stalwarts Ansel Collins, Ranchie McLean & Earl Chinna Smith. Includes "Hot Shot", "Brown Eyes", "Reggae Street" & "Nuclear War". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Rosemary ClooneyRosie Solves The Swingin Riddle (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA, 1960. Used ... $3.99
A rare gem from Rosemary Clooney, and a great set done with arranger Nelson Riddle – grooving nicely in a bigger band mode, but inflected with plenty of great Riddle touches on the instrumentation – in a way that matches the playful quality of Rosie's vocals! The overall sound is quite dynamic – especially on the horns, which often step out in some unusual blasts of sound – and Clooney sounds equally great on both the ballads and the upbeat, highly-swinging numbers. Titles include "Shine On Harvest Moon", "By Myself", "Angry", "I Get Along Without You Very Well", "April In Paris", and "How Am I To Know". CD features 2 bonus tracks – "Theme From Peyton Place" and "Without Love". CD

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Rosemary Clooney with Duke EllingtonBlue Rose (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia, 1956. Used ... $4.99
Fantastic stuff, and proof that Rosemary Clooney was always one heck of a great singer – with strengths in jazz that you didn't always hear in her pop work! As you'd guess from the cover, Duke Ellington's leading the group on the album – and most of the tracks here are older Ellington standards, reworked with bold vocal lines from Clooney – in a way that's right up there with any of the usual singers with Ellington's band! Players include Clark Terry, Cat Anderson, Johnny Hodges, Paul Gonsalves, and Harry Carney – and titles include "I'm Checkin Out", "Mood Indigo", "Blue Rose", "Grieving", "Hey Baby", and "Passion Flower". CD features 2 bonus tracks – "If You Were In My Place" and "Just A Sittin & A Rockin". CD

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CollageDo You Like Our Music? ... LP
Solar, 1981. Very Good- ... $4.99
One of the less-remembered acts of the Solar Records empire of the late 70s/early 80s – but a great one! Collage had a strong modern soul groove – taken especially well at midtempo, which is where the band really hit their stride. This album's produced by The Whispers – and in a way, it's actually stronger than most of The Whispers' own work at the time. Plenty of nice moments, including "When You Smile", "Special Occasion", "Do You Like Our Music?", and their cover of "Groovin". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo, including the lyric sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Lyn CollinsWe Want To Parrty Parrty Parrty/You Can't Beat Two People In Love ... 7-inch
People/Get On Down, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $5.99 10.98
An excellent single – and one of Lyn's best! The cut's a stellar party funk number – with a rolling clavinet groove by the JBs, very much in the same mode as "Rockin Funky Watergate", but without the guitar work. Lyn's leading the troops over the top vocally, and the band keeps it up throughout! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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ColosseumValentyne Suite (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Vertigo/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $23.99
Fantastic work from Colosseum – a record that really stands out as one of those completely unique hybrids from the British jazz rock years! Although Colosseum are probably best known as a progressive band, they certainly had plenty of jazz touches – and this album spawned the great groover "Elegy", which has become something of a jazzy dancefloor classic over the years. Overall, the record's got some very tight drumming, plenty of wailing organ work, and a basic groove that takes off where the beat groups of the 60s left off. Chris Farlowe's vocals can be good or bad, depending on the moment – but on the funkier cuts, like "Elegy" and "The Machine Demands a Sacrifice", they have a sort of madness that makes sense! The album also includes the freer jazzy "Valentyne Suite", which is pretty nice. LP, Vinyl record album

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ColosseumValentyne Suite/Grass Is Greener (with bonus track) ... CD
Esoteric (UK), 1969/1970. New Copy ... $15.99
Fantastic work from Colosseum – a pair of records that really stand out as completely unique hybrids from the British jazz rock years! Although Colosseum are probably best known as a progressive band, they certainly had plenty of jazz touches – and Valentyne Suite spawned the great groover "Elegy", which has become something of a jazzy dancefloor classic over the years. Overall, the record's got some very tight drumming, plenty of wailing organ work, and a basic groove that takes off where the beat groups of the 60s left off. Also includes "The Kettle", "Butty's Blues", and on this Esoteric CD version, the bonus track "Tell Me Now"– on top of the freer jazzy "Valentyne Suite" for which the album is named! This great 2CD version includes all the tracks from both the Grass Is Greener LP on CD two – which is the Dunhill US alternative LP released in 1970, with "Jumping Off The Sun", "Lost Angeles", "Rope Ladder To The Moon", "The Grass Is Always Greener" and more. CD

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John ColtraneAfrica/Brass ... LP
Impulse, 1961. Very Good- Gatefold ... $33.99
Quite a different album than usual for John Coltrane, but a classic one too – and a set that has the great one exploring his ideas in a set of longer tracks recorded with an expanded jazz orchestra! The format's hardly the mainstream big band of the time – as Coltrane's filled the group with very hip players – including Booker Little, Freddie Hubbard, Julian Priester, and Eric Dolphy – in addition to usual compatriots who include McCoy Tyner, Reggie Workman, and Elvin Jones. The tunes have a soaring, modal sort of pulse – one that's filled with color and light from the addition of the other horn players, but which still has plenty of space for extended, exploratory solos. Coltrane plays both tenor and soprano sax – and titles include the legendary 16 minute track "Africa", a classic reading of "Greensleeves", redone here as a modal searching spiritual track, and "Blues Minor". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono orange & black label pressing, with RVG stamp. Cover is stained on the bottom inch, with flaking and some delamination inside the gatefold.)

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Chris Connor & Maynard FergusonTwo's Company ... CD
Roulette/Warner (Japan), Early 60s. New Copy ... About July 26, 2017 (delayed)
Despite any prejudice you might have against Maynard Ferguson, he actually does a damn good job backing up Chris Connor's lovely voice on this record – probably because his band is super-hip, and includes players like Jaki Byard, Joe Farrell, and Rufus Jones. Connor is in fine icy form, as usual – and it's nice to hear her get a bit more jazzy backing than some of the more somber arrangements you'll hear on her Atlantic sessions. Titles include "The Wind", "Send For Me", "Where Do You Go?", and "Deep Song". CD
Also available Two's Company (7 inch EP) ... 7-inch 2.99

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Chris Connor & Maynard FergusonTwo's Company (7 inch EP) ... 7-inch
Roulette, Early 60s. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $2.99
Despite any prejudice you might have against Maynard Ferguson, he actually does a damn good job backing up Chris Connor's lovely voice on this record – probably because his band is super-hip, and includes players like Jaki Byard, Joe Farrell, and Rufus Jones. Connor is in fine icy form, as usual – and it's nice to hear her get a bit more jazzy backing than some of the more somber arrangements you'll hear on her Atlantic sessions. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Cool NotesHave A Good Forever (with bonus tracks) ... CD
FTG, 1985. Used ... $11.99
80s R&B from UK combo The Cool Notes – their '85 album Have A Good Forever – with a shiny clean club soul and a sometimes fusiony groove – underneath sweet male & female vocals! The fact that the Cool Notes were a bonafide band, with earlier roots in more of a Lovers Rock inspired style, gives this one a shiny gold star as far as 80s grooves go – there's a warmth that goes beyond the more mechanized club soul of the period, and the tunes are sweet! Titles include "Look What You've Done To Me", "My Love Is Hot", "Why Not", "Come On Back To Me", "Have A Good Forever", "Spend The Night", "You're Never Too Young", "All I Wanna Do", "I Love You" and "In Your Car". CD includes 4 bonus tracks, including "Natural Energy", "I Forgot" (12" version) and more. CD
(Out of print.)

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Alice CooperSpecial Forces (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Warner, 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 21.98
An underrated, lean and hook-filled Alice Cooper effort from the early 80s – go ahead and sign us up for his Special Forces! Alice Cooper knew good and well some of the more macabre-inspired punk and new wave acts followed trails he and his band blazed in the early 70s, and he kind of takes some punk and new wave-inspired turns here in return, and it works WAY better than you might expect! Something about the tighter songs, glossier production, and good use of keyboards work really well with the gruff, gravelly vocals and punchy guitars. A surprising gem. Includes the catchy as hell "Who Do You Think We Are", a cover of Love's "Sven & Seven Is" (again...you wouldn't expect it to work, but it really does!), "Prettiest Cop On The Block", and updated Billion Dollar Babies era "Generation Landslide", "You Want It, You Got It", "Vicious Rumours", "You're A Movie" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition blue vinyl.)

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Bob CooperShifting Winds ... LP
Capitol, 1955. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Bob Cooper's smooth LA tenor is set in a band of "shifting wind" players like Jimmy Giuffre, Bud Shank, and Bob Enevoldson – along with other Kentonites like Shelly Manne and Stu Williamson. Kenton produced and presented this session, and it's one of the classic Capitol series releases that focus on his star sidemen from the early 50s. Tracks are short, with tight ensemble playing, and titles include "Drawing Lines", "Sunset", "Tongue Twister", and "Hot Boy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original turquoise label pressing! Cover has some light aging and a tiny bit of seam splitting, but this is a nice copy overall.)

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Creative SourceMigration ... LP
Sussex, 1974. Very Good+ ... $7.99
A great follow-up to the group's first hit LP on Sussex – not nearly as successful chart-wise, but a great display of their unique approach to group soul. The band's a quintet at this point, and their vocals are arranged by Skip Scarborough with that sweet compressed style that he was forging at the time. As on the first album, the band do a great job with a Bill Withers tune – and lay out a very hip reading of "Harlem" with some nice conga backing. The album also features a great funky reading of the Carole King cut "Corazon", an extended take on Scarborough's "I Just Can't See Myself Without You", and the original groovers "Keep On Movin" and "Migration", which both have that fuzzy guitar Sussex sound! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Crown Heights AffairThink Positive ... LP
De-Lite, 1982. Near Mint- ... $24.99
It's past the disco years, and Crown Heights Affair have emerged nicely – with a sweet modern soul style that's got a bit of 80s groove, and which shows a lot more soul than some of their earlier work! The band's singing in a sweet harmony style that works very well with the music – and we might be tempted to compare this one to some of the great early 80s Philly International work by The Stylistics and The Futures! Titles include "Heart Upside Down", "Somebody Tell Me What To Do", "Let Me Ride On The Wave Of Your Love", and "I Got Somethin For Ya". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp and hype sticker.)

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CrusadersChain Reaction ... LP
Blue Thumb, 1975. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
On this one, the Crusaders definitely crossed from jazz into funk – but who cares, because the album's so darn great! The record's got a tight LA groove, with some excellent electric keyboards, sweet sax solos, and tight drumming throughout. True proof that sometimes a lot of money can be put to good use to improve a band's sound in the studio – and with the tracks to back it up, like "Creole", "Chain Reaction", "Rainbow Visions", "Hallucinate", and "Soul Caravan". This is album is to jazz funk what Steely Dan's Aja was to 70s rock! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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CrusadersScratch ... LP
Blue Thumb/Chisa, 1974. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
A great Crusaders album – and one that's a perfect bridge between their earlier soul jazz styles, and their tighter funkier electric one. The record was recorded live at the Roxy, and the group is augmented by Larry Carlton on guitar, who gives the tracks a nice razor edge at his best moments. All songs are pretty long – and the band is in extremely good form, jamming away with lots of funky vamping, and breaking out with some very soulful solos. Titles include "Scratch", "Hard Times", "So Far Away", and "Way Back Home". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some aging, a name in marker, and a small peeled spot.)
 
 
 



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