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Ella Fitzgerald & Count BasieElla & Basie ... CD
Verve, 1963. Used ... $8.99
Quincy Jones handles the arrangements, so the set's got plenty of soul – and the band really swings on titles that include "Tea For Two", "Deed I Do", "My Last Affair", "I'm Beginning To See The Light", "Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall", and "Shiny Stockings". CD
(Verve Masters edition. Cover has a small tear.)

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Ella Fitzgerald & Duke EllingtonElla Fitzgerald Sings The Duke Ellington Songbook (3 CD set) ... CD
Verve, 1956/1957. Used 3 CDs ... $18.99
Ella's performing songs written by or associated with Duke–what could be better? Titles include "Rockin' In Rhythm", "Caravan", "Take The A Train", "Clementine", and "Perdido", all performed with the with the big band. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Flesh EatersMinute To Pray, A Second to Die ... CD
Slash/Superior Viaduct, 1981. Used ... $6.99
Wicked early 80s punk from The Flesh Eaters – with some fun nods to trash culture and B-movies the cover art, song titles and lyrical imagery – but it's also some of most slyly ambitious sounds from the west coast punk scene of the time! It's clear from the first track they're going for something more instrumentally adventurous than others at the time, with sax and off kilter hand percussion all over it – but Chris D's vision and caterwauling presense as front man keeps it nice and raucous. X's John Doe and DJ Bonebrake Flesh Eaters at the time, along with sax player Steve Berlin, later to play with Los Lobos – and even roots rock hero Dave Alvin – that's hell of a punk band, right?! Titles include "Digging My Grave", "Satan's Stomp", "So Long", "Cryan De Berger's Back", "Divine Horseman", "See You In The Boneyard" and more. CD

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Flying Burrito BrothersGilded Palace Of Sin (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
A&M/Universal (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $26.99
One of the best rock albums of the late 60s, and probably THE best record Gram Parsons ever played on. Parsons spearheaded the sound earlier with the International Submarine Band and the Byrds, but this first Burritos album is where the epiphanies are found. Traditionally structured weepers that bust all boundaries – electric and steel guitar, and wonderful harmonies that shoot straight for the stratosphere rather than dig their heels in rural cliches, and a soulful spirit that suggests the influence of Curtis Mayfield and the Impressions almost as much as the Bakersfield boys. Unprecedented, amazing, beautiful country-rock – two words that worked great together before the Eagles showed up. Tracks include "Christine's Tune", "Sin City", "Do Right Woman", "Dark End Of The Street", "My Uncle", "Wheels", "Juanita", "Hot Burrito No. 1", "Hot Burrito No. 2", "Do You Know How It Feels", and "Hippy Boy". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Frank Foster & The Loud MinorityManhattan Fever (Denon) ... LP
Denon (Japan), 1977. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A real 70s stormer from Frank Foster – recorded with the Loud Minority ensemble used for the Mainstream album of the same name, but done in a style that's a bit more straight ahead, yet still plenty darn soulful! Frank's hanging here between the two sides of his career – working in a larger band mode at one level, yet also scoring some charts that are a lot hipper than anything the Basie generation might have imagined! The rhythm section on the set features Mickey Tucker on piano, Earl May on bass, and Charlie Persip on drums – augmented by a bit of extra percussion and guitar from time to time, in a way that really makes the tunes skip along nicely. Frank himself is on both soprano and tenor sax – sounding great on the album's title remake of his "Manhattan Fever" – and also stretching out on longer tunes that include Ronnie Matthews' great "Marie Jean", and Frank's originals "Thruway Traffic" and "Four Five Six". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy Japanese pressing, with insert. Cover has light wear and a bit of splitting on the top seam.)

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FoxyLive ... CD
Dash/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $14.99
A live take on the Foxy sound of the clubs – served up here without any studio support at all, at a level that really showcases their talents as a funk band! There's still a strong sense of compression in the grooves – that Foxy way of laying down the lyrics right along with the guitar and basslines – but the concert setting makes for a sharper sound overall, and maybe a looser one too – especially on some of the rhythms, which have a great spontaneous feel – as does the crowd noise in the background, which serves to enhance the party sound of the record! Titles include "Ba Ba Cool", "Party Boys", "Hot Number", "Get Off", "Sex Symbol", and "Banshee". CD

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Friend SoundJoyride ... LP
RCA, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A wild batch of instrumental psychedelia – with plenty of avant garde touches thrown in! This is the sort of record that always restores our faith in major labels – and it makes us realize that no matter how many Elvis Presley albums RCA was selling in the 60s, there was also room to put out odd little record like this one. The enigmatic Friend Sound are kind of a loose collective of hippie jazz musicians – playing flute, organ, guitars, percussion, piano, recorder, shovel (shovel?), finger cymbals, and just about anything else that seemed to be handy – and they had a style that was kind of like free-jamming jam band stuff, but with out the skill of most jam bands. Ok, it sounds like we're talking ourselves into a corner – but the record's pretty darn compelling. It's kind of like the band and the engineers took a bucketful of drugs – so many that they got really mellow and dark – then went into the studio to cut a tripped-out album of instrumentals. The whole thing comes across with the same "anything goes" spirit of the NY 60s underground film scene – but with none of the silliness of bands like The Fugs – and it's that kind of energy that makes us love this one, and be proud that we're just giving it a space to exist. Titles include "Childhood's End", "Lost Angel Proper St", and "The Empire Of Light". LP, Vinyl record album

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Wynder K FrogOut Of The Frying Pan (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
United Artists/Vivid (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $29.99
A lost Hammond classic – from organist Mick Weaver, who famously worked with the group Traffic! This set's a lot different than the work he did in that band, though – as the album's all instrumental, and has a quick-stepping, all-soul sound that's a lot like the best Jimmy McGriff organ jazz albums on Sue Records – mixed with maybe a bit of the mod sound of London at the time! Tunes are tight and short, but pack plenty of punch – and the album also features great work on saxes from Chris Mercer and Dick Heckstall-Smith. Titles include "Green Door", "Bad Eye", "Willie & The Hand Jive", "House That Jack Built", "Gasoline Alley", and "Harpsichord Shuffle". CD

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Gil Fuller with Dizzy GillespieGil Fuller & The Monterey Jazz Festival Orchestra featuring Dizzy Gillespie ... CD
Pacific Jazz/Blue Note, 1965. Used ... $4.99
One of Dizzy Gillespie's hippest big band sessions ever – and one of the few dates as a leader from arranger Gil Fuller! Fuller will always be best-remembered as the man who composed some of Dizzy Gillespie's best known tunes from the bop era – like "Manteca", "One Bass Hit", and "Things To Come" – but on this album from 1965, he's reunited with Dizzy for a large group set of tracks that feature Diz as the main soloist – at a level that really shows the growth of both men at the time! Fuller's charts are large and full, but with a sense of space that's really amazing – almost like some of the soundtrack work Dizzy had done for The Cool World – with a mix of soulful and modern moments that's really wonderful. The group's kind of a mix of hip LA players – with Phil Moore Jr on piano, Dennis Budimir on guitar, and Jimmy Bond on bass – plus a larger set of horn players backing Dizzy up. Titles include a number of great originals – such as "Be's That Way", "Big Sur", "Things Are Here", "Man From Monterey", and "Angel City". CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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Funk IncHangin' Out/Superfunk ... CD
Prestige/BGP (UK), 1973. New Copy ... $10.99 18.99
Two excellent albums from Funk Inc on one CD! Superfunk is one of the band's greatest albums – and a really tight batch of funky tunes given some stellar production by David Axelrod! The band's a bit tighter than on earlier releases – leaving behind the hard jazz-jam sound for a more together soul-oriented one, heard to best effect on the album's enduring classic, "Goodbye, So Long" – a rolling funky tune that features vocals on the chorus, and an unbelievably catchy instrumental sound that you might recognize instantly from its use as a sample over the years. The rest of the record's just as great – and the band runs through The Meters' classic "Message From The Meters", Barry White's funky "I'm Gonna Love You Just A Little More Babe", and a great rendition of the electric jazz classic "The Hill Where The Lord Hides". Hangin Out features their organ-heavy sound vamping away on some really tight groovers – not as break-heavy as some of the tracks on their first album, but with some excellent modal riffing in a sweet jazz dance mode. The big cuts include "Smokin' At Tiffany's" and "Dirty Red", both groove classics that have a strong Prestige jazz funk sound. Other cuts include a sweet cover of Curtis Mayfield's "Give Me Your Love", plus the tracks "We Can Be Friends" and "I'll Be Around". CD

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Funk IncSuperfunk ... LP
BGP (UK), 1973/1996. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
One of Funk Inc's greatest albums – and a really tight batch of funky tunes given some stellar production by David Axelrod! The band's a bit tighter than on earlier releases – leaving behind the hard jazz-jam sound for a more together soul-oriented one, heard to best effect on the album's enduring classic, "Goodbye, So Long" – a rolling funky tune that features vocals on the chorus, and an unbelievably catchy instrumental sound that you might recognize instantly from its use as a sample over the years. The rest of the record's just as great – and the band runs through The Meters' classic "Message From The Meters", Barry White's funky "I'm Gonna Love You Just A Little More Babe", and a great rendition of the electric jazz classic "The Hill Where The Lord Hides". LP, Vinyl record album

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Game TheoryBig Shot Chronicles (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Enigma/Omnivore, 1986. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
A still fresh blast of indie pop perfection from Game Theory – a mid 80s effort that's as timeless as anything they ever recorded! With roots in the earlier 80s Pailey Underground scene and a frequently shuffling line-up behind leader Scott Miller, Game Theory really came into a bigger, catchier sound on this should-be classic, with bright but never too glossy production by Mitch Easter. The band never quite transcended their strong college radio fanbase at the time, which is puzzling given the tight, buzzy songcraft and catchy, but never cloying harmonies. It has way too big of a sound to be an 80s secret! Titles include "Here It Is Tomorrow", "Where You Going Northern", "Crash Into June", "Book Of Millionaires", "Erica's Word", "Make Any Vows", "Like A Girl Jesus" and more. 30th Anniversary edition on Omnivore has liner notes by Stephin Merritt of Magnetic Fields and comes loaded a huge number of bonus tracks. 25 tracks in all! CD

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Snuff Garrett & OthersSmokey & The Bandit 2 ... LP
MCA, 1980. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
The follow-up soundtrack to the original Smokey film – a bit different than the first in that it mostly contains tracks by a number of then-current country stars, plus a 2 instrumentals done by The Bandit Band, led by Snuff Garrett. The instrumentals are mostly of the fast-pickin type – and titles include "Tulsa Time" by Don Williams, "Again & Again" by Brenda Lee, "Charlotte's Web" by The Statler Brothers, "Texas Bound & Flyin" by Jerry Reed, "Here's Lookin At You" by Mel Tillis, "Pecos Promenade" by Tanya Tucker, and the very strange "Let's Do Something Cheap & Superficial" by Burt Reynolds. LP, Vinyl record album

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Ghana Soul ExplosionSoul Makossa ... LP
Pickwick, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
An obscure album of soulful groovers – one of the odder albums of its type from the time! Given that the record was recorded for Pickwick, the Ghana Soul Explosion were most likely a group of studio players, trussed up in fake Afro garb to look like the real thing – except there's no pictures of the band in sight, though you get what we mean. The overall sound of the album's more in a straight 70s funk mode than you'd think from the name – but still, the record's a nice batch of funky soul covers, including "Superstition", "Soul Makossa", "Superfly TNT", "Family Affair", and "Are You Man Enough". LP, Vinyl record album

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Gilberto GilRaca Humana ... CD
Warner (Japan), 1984. New Copy ... $9.99
Gilberto Gil gets a nice lean groove for the 80s – a mode that's a bit like the style Caetano Veloso was taking at the time – with maybe more of a unified band feel behind the singer, instead of a more ambitious set of charts! The approach really brings a focus on Gilberto's vocals, which have a nice sort of punch as they dig into the hooks on the tunes – a bit soulful in currents, but with some 80s electro modes going on too – but never in an overdone way, thanks to well-balanced production from Liminha – who was Gil's frequent musical partner at the time. Titles include "Vamos Fugir", "Feliz Por Um Triz", "Extra II", "Indigo Blue", and "Raca Humana". CD

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Gilbert & SullivanMikado (complete) – D'Oyly Carte Opera/New Promenade Orchestra/Isidore Godfrey ... LP
London, 1958. Near Mint- 2LP ... $8.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Wide band stereo pressing – in a blue back box! Includes original book and box – all in great condition!)

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Dizzy GillespieGillespiana/Carnegie Hall Concert ... CD
Verve, Early 60s. Used ... $2.99
A great burner from Diz – and one that features a large group, long tracks, and some stellar early work from Lalo Schifrin! Schifrin was in Diz's group at the time, playing piano and contributing fantastic Latin-tinged arrangements that gave the band a whole new life. Other players on this session include Candido, Leo Wright, Julius Watkins, and Willie Rodriguez – and the tracks include "Africana", "Blues", and "Panamerica". An incredible live set from Dizzy Gillespie – one that has him working in stunning big band mode, but with all the depth and agility of a small combo! The set features variations on a number of classic Gillespie themes – including "Kush", "Manteca", "Ool Ya Koo", and "Tunisian Fantasy (Night In Tunisia)" – recast with that ever-growing Latin influence that Dizzy was picking up in the 60s, supported strongly by the presence of a young Lalo Schifrin, who plays piano on the set. Horn players include Dizzy, Clark Terry, and Nick Travis on trumpets; Gunter Schuller and Jim Buffington on French Horns; Leo Wright on sax and flute; and Don Butterfield on tuba – supported by rhythm from Schifrin on piano, Art Davis on bass, and Charles Lumpkin on drums. Tunes are awash in soulful solos and deeply colored hues – and titles include "Manteca", "This Is The Way", "Kush", "Ool Ya Koo", and "Tunisian Fantasy". CD
(Out of print. BMG Direct pressing.)

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Dizzy GillespieIt's My Way ... LP
Solid State, 1969. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $9.99
A weird batch of groovy tracks from Diz – more of a pop soul jazz instrumental set than a straight jazz one, recorded in 1969 with arrangements by Jimmy Mundy, who conducts a group with Paul Griffin, Billy Butler, and Jerome Richardson. As usual, Dizzy rises to any occasion – and brings out some great work for the album, grooving in a number of different modes as the moods of the tracks change with the backing colors of the band. Titles include a medley of "Aquarius" and "Let The Sun Shine In", plus "Exotica", "Besame Mucho", "Magic Tree", "This Girl's In Love With You", and "Galveston". Not all great – but with some really nice moments! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a few spots of tape residue.)

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✨✧ Nico Gomez & His Afro Percussion IncRitual (with download) ... LP
Omega/Mr Bongo (UK), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.98
Fierce funky grooves from the legendary Nico Gomez – a set cooked up in Europe, but heavy with influences from the other side of the Atlantic – from Havana all the way up to New York! There's definitely a Latin groove to the record – one that's similar to other Gomez productions – but there's also lots of heavy funk at the bottom – with basslines that drive most numbers along boldly, really raw percussion played with a nice sense of spontaneity, and these super-tight keyboards and guitars that you might find in American funk! The mix of modes is very much in the best spirit of contemporary groups like Chakachas or Lafayette Afro Rock Band – and titles include "Caballo Negro", "Lupita", "Baila Chibiquiban", "Pa! Pa! Pa! Pa!", "One Note Samba", "Cuba Libre", and "El Condor Pasa". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes MP3 download.)

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✨✧ Paul GonsalvesGettin' Together ... CD
Jazzland/OJC, 1960. Used ... $3.99
Hard edged jazz stuff, featuring the great tenorist in a spare (and rare) setting away from Duke Ellington's band. Wynton Kelly, Jimmy Cobb, Nat Adderley, and Sam Jones lay down a nice soulful groove with a deep bottom, and Gonsalves plays with warmth and imagination throughout. The set includes two of Babs Gonzales' great compositions: "Low Gravy" and "Gettin' Together". CD
 
 
 



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