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Barry AltschulThat's Nice ... CD
Soul Note (Italy), 1986. Used ... $6.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Claudja BarrySweet Dynamite ... LP
Salsoul, 1977. Very Good ... $6.99
An early hit for Salsoul Records – a set of extended European disco tracks, all building in a nice slow, layered sort of way – then remixed by Tom Moulton for the US dancefloor! The tunes have this instrumental structure that almost doesn't even need the vocals of Claudja Barry – especially the title track, which has this sweet-stepping keyboard line that's really beautiful – more of the hook of the tune than the lyrics themselves. Strings swirl stronger as the album moves on – and Claudja more than redeems herself on the cut "Dance Dance Dance", which is a nice bit of dancefloor funk that really stands out! The other cuts include "Live A Little Bit", "Sweet Dynamite", and "Love For The Sake Of Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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John BarryKnack & How To Get It ... LP
United Artists, 1965. Very Good+ ... $11.99
An incredibly groovy soundtrack that's also one of the best-ever scores written by John Barry – a masterpiece of jazzy scoring that never gets old! There's some wicked use of Hammond in the main theme – played by Brit jazzer Alan Haven – a catchy little groove that dances nicely as the record unfolds – over rhythms that feature a snapping snare that's equally great! Barry brings in just a touch of the James Bond boldness, then mixes it with these warmer jazz leanings – all in a blend that's quite unique, and which easily makes the score one of our favorites of the 60s. A young Michael Crawford sings a great vocal version of the theme – "The Knack" – and other tracks include "Photo Strip", "Doors & Bikes & Things", "Ecstasy", "Three On A Bed", and "Blues & Out". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original US pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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John BarryWrong Box ... LP
Mainstream, 1966. Sealed ... $29.99
One of the lesser-known John Barry scores of the 60s – penned for an equally lesser-known comedy that starred Michael Caine, Peter Sellers, Peter Cook, Tony Hancock, and Dudley Moore! The tunes have kind of a period feel with slight whimsical touches – not as mod and groovy as you might expect for the time, or for Barry – but with a strong orchestral approach overall, showing John's ability to work well in a more mainstream setting. There's a nice undercurrent of darkness at times, as on some of Barry's other orchestral work – and titles include "Morris Visits Dr Pratt", "Bournemouth Strangler", "Morris Hides As He Sees Handcart", "Montage Of Deaths", and "Yes Who Is That". LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinwrap has a fairly large hole in front.)

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Demo Cates/BarryYour Magic (Rap)/Magic ... 12-inch
Scorpio (Canada), 1980. Very Good ... $7.99
12-inch, Vinyl record

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Barry DrakeHappylanding ... LP
Capitol, 1971. Very Good- ... $1.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, with some splitting on the top and bottom seams.)

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Fred Frith & Barry GuyBackscatter Bright Blue ... CD
Intakt (Switzerland), 2015. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
Two giants of the British improvisation scene work together here in a relatively recent recording – but one that shows that the creative imaginations of both players is alive and well! In fact, the performance, recorded in 2007, almost might stand equally nice to some of the 70s recordings by either musician – especially some of Frith's most interesting sessions – and the interplay between his electric guitar and the bass of Barry Guy is really wonderful – with lots of sonorous moments from either musician, and some complicated flutters of sounds and notes that resonate wonderfully. Titles run from 20 minutes to 44 seconds in length – and tracks include "Big Flowers", "Where The Cities Gleam In Darkness", "Moments Full Of Many Lives", "Walking On Wire", "Climbing The Ladder", and "The Circus Is A Song Of Praise". CD

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Barry GordonPieces Of Time ... LP
Capitol, Late 60s. Sealed ... $0.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Barry GuyInscape – Tableaux ... CD
Intakt (Switzerland), 2011. Used ... $12.99
CD

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Barry GuyOort Entropy ... CD
Intakt (Switzerland), 2005. Used ... $11.99
CD

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Barry HarrisChasin The Bird ... LP
Riverside, 1962. Very Good- ... $38.99
One of Barry Harris' rarest albums – an early trio date with Bob Cranshaw on bass and Clifford Jarvis on drums! Includes the original compositions "Around The Corner", "Stay Right With It", and "Bish Bash Bosh". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label pressing with black text and microphone logo. Vinyl has surface marks, but plays pretty well overall. Cover has some light wear, and a few small bits of tape in two corners.)

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Barry Harris TrioFirst Time Ever ... CD
Evidence, 1996. Used ... $5.99
CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Hoddinott/Searle/Banks/MawMusic For Horn & Orchestra – Concerto Op 65/Aubade Op 28/Horn Concerto/Sonata – Barry Tuckwell/Norman Del Mar/Andrew Davis ... CD
Lyrita (UK), Early 70s. Used ... $5.99
CD

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✨✧ Barry McGuireEve of Destruction ... LP
RCA, Mid 60s. Good+ ... $4.99
The LP that followed up Barry's classic pop folk track "Eve Of Destruction". The track still sends a shiver up our spines – probably more because we've seen it used in a million documentaries, than because of any actual power in the song. Still, it's a darn groovy track, and the LP has a number of other nice ones written by P.F. Sloan, including "Mr. Man On The Street (act 1)", "What's Exactly the Matter With Me", and "The Sins Of A Family". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono US pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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Barry McGuire & The DoctorBarry McGuire & The Doctor ... LP
A&M, 1971. Very Good+ ... $6.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a cutout hole, some wear, and a small center split on the bottom seam.)

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Evan Parker/Barry Guy/Paul LyttonRedwood Session ... CD
Creative Improvised Music Projects, 1995. Used ... $14.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Barry RombergBarry Romberg's Random Access – Crab People ... CD
Romhog (Canada), 2012. Used 2 CDs ... $6.99
CD

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✨✧ Barry White & The Atlantics/Sammy LeeTracy/It Hurts Me ... 7-inch
Outta Sight (UK), 1963/1966. New Copy ... $7.99
An early 60s groover from Barry White – done when he was a fresh studio talent on the LA scene – but clearly one for a great ear for soul! The tune's got a raw, raspy vibe you wouldn't expect – a tight vamping groove, and some tremendous vocals rolling out over the front! "It Hurts Me" features Sammy Lee in the lead – and the tune has this great party vibe with voices at the start – which Lee then calls back and forth with in the lyrics – which creates a festive, in-crowd sort of groove! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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VariousSweet Things From The Ellie Greenwich & Jeff Barry Songbook ... CD
Ace (UK), New Copy ... Late April, 2015
CD

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✨✧ Claudja BarryTrippin' On The Moon (vocal t beats, inst t beats, voc f beats, inst f beats) ... 12-inch
Personal, 1984. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
12-inch, Vinyl record
 
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✨✧ Lester YoungBarefootin Time In Chinatown/Stop ... 7-inch
Barry, Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Tony Tuff/Edley BennettHeat In The Place/Hot Hot (Instru.) ... 12-inch
Barry U, 1980s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Produced and arranged by Ozzie Hibbert. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Labels have pen & marker.)
 
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All In The FamilyAll In The Family ... LP
Atlantic, 1971. Near Mint- ... $0.49
Yipes, this must have been a clear indication of just how popular the show really was! The album's little more than bits lifted off the TV soundtrack – with bits that include "Why God Made Hands", "Sweety Pie Roger", "VD Day", "God is Black", and "Jury Duty". We're guessing that this one probably secretly sold more to the middle-American right wingers who were buying Barry Goldwater records a few years before – than it did to the New York liberals who could get the irony of the material. LP, Vinyl record album

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Bixio-Frizzi-TemperaLa Preda (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus track) ... CD
Cinevox/Disques Dessinee (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $19.99
A sweet sexy soundtrack from composers Vince Tempera and Franco Bixio – put together with nice warm orchestrations from Fabio Frizzi! The scene is the mid 70s, and the trio have definitely been listening to a lot of Barry White – particularly White's Love Unlimited Orchestra, whose sound they do a great job of matching on the record – using swirling strings, slow funk rhythm, and their own cool keyboards – which brings in some nice moogy touches to the whole thing – and makes for a really unique album overall! The soundtrack ranks with the best of the best sexy Italian scores from the 70s – and titles include "La Preda", "Daniel's Tune", "Presenza Angosciante", "Ipotesi Di Orizzonte", "Violenza", and "Tranquilla Incoscienza". 15 in all – include a bonus alternate take of the title theme. CD

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Paul BleyCopenhagen & Haarlem ... LP
Arista Freedom, 1965/1966. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $8.99
A late 70s issue of two mid 60s live recordings of Bley's trio recorded in concert in Europe, with either Kent Carter or Mark Levenson on bass, and Barry Altschul on drums. Bley's playing in a mode that reflects ther influence of a number of the more progressive players of the same era, with a free flowing multi-linear improvisational approach, that still maintains a strong emphasis on melody and never gets too frenetic. Witha number of great Annette Peacock compositions, including "Cartoon", "Touching", "Start", "Closer", "Pablo" and lengthy takes on "Blood" and "Mister Joy". Features a rare photo of Bley without a pipe in his mouth inside the gatefold too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Jimmy ClevelandIntroducing Jimmy Cleveland & His All Stars (Trip pressing) ... LP
Mercury/Trip, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $1.99
An early leader session for Jimmy Cleveland – one that pulls him out of the Lionel Hampton group, and puts him in the company of a number of different all-stars – top level players that Mercury brought together in three different sessions for the album. Players include Lucky Thompson, Cecil Payne, Barry Galbraith, Wade Legge, Paul Chambers, and Jerome Richardson – and it's the quality of the ensemble grooving that really makes the album swing, a lot more than Cleveland's solos on his own. Titles include "Vixen", "Hear Ye Hear Ye", "See Minor", "Bone Brother", "Count 'Em", and "Little Beaver". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing on Trip.)

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✨✧ Al CohnAl Cohn's America ... LP
Xanadu, 1976. Near Mint- ... $11.99
A nicely laidback quartet session from Cohn – one that features the tenorman leading a quartet that includes Barry Harris on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Leroy Williams on drums. There's nothing fancy here, but Cohn's tone is straight and true – and the band holds it down well on tracks that include "Night & Day", "Skylark", "Bright", "Comin In Home", and "Woody N You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a light crease on one corner.)

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Collins & CollinsCollins & Collins ... CD
A&M (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $13.99
A stunning set – and one of our favorite modern soul albums ever! The set was recorded at Sigma Sound Studios in 1980, and it's one of the best-ever records to come out of that hallowed hall of grooves – a one-off debut from the team of Tonee & Bill Collins, set to impeccable arrangements from the mighty John Davis! The set's not really disco – more a blend of mellow soul and midtempo club – with a sound that evokes artists like Barry White, Leon Ware, and Leroy Hutson – but which also grooves with a feel that's all its own. Nearly every cut's fantastic, and although you may know the duo's classic "Top Of The Stairs" from other collections, there's loads of other nice tracks here too – like "You Know How To Make Me Feel So Good", "Can't Turn Down Love", and "You Made Me Believe". CD
Also available Collins & Collins ... CD 19.99

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Collins & CollinsCollins & Collins ... CD
A&M/Souldify (Netherlands), 1980. Used ... $19.99
A stunning set – and one of our favorite modern soul albums ever! The set was recorded at Sigma Sound Studios in 1980, and it's one of the best-ever records to come out of that hallowed hall of grooves – a one-off debut from the team of Tonee & Bill Collins, set to impeccable arrangements from the mighty John Davis! The set's not really disco – more a blend of mellow soul and midtempo club – with a sound that evokes artists like Barry White, Leon Ware, and Leroy Hutson – but which also grooves with a feel that's all its own. Nearly every cut's fantastic, and although you may know the duo's classic "Top Of The Stairs" from other collections, there's loads of other nice tracks here too – like "You Know How To Make Me Feel So Good", "Can't Turn Down Love", and "You Made Me Believe". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Collins & Collins ... CD 13.99

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Bill CosbyBill Cosby Is Not Himself These Days – Rat Own, Rat Own, Rat Own ... LP
Capitol, 1976. Very Good ... $2.99
A bit silly at times, but still pretty great! Bill Cosby teams up with old LA cronie Stu Gardner to do a set of tracks that are parodies of other big soul artists of the early 70s – and thanks to Stu's good work with the music, most of the tracks work a lot better than you'd expect! The record leads off with some sly slinky Barry White parodies – including "Yes, Yes, Yes" and "Shift Down"; then goes into a great James Brown funk number, "I Luv Myself Better Than I Luv Myself". It's hard to figure out where some of the other tracks are going – but the album also features a great spacey jazz number with lots of keyboards, "You're Driving Me Crazy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has some wear.)

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Bob CreweComplete Elektra Recordings (Street Talk/Motivation/bonus tracks) ... CD
Elektra/Real Gone, Mid 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $23.99 26.98
The complete mid 70s comeback years from the great Bob Crewe – the 60s pop powerhouse who found a whole new style in the disco generation! Street Talk has Bob Crewe stretching out in an album-length concept setting – one that draws heavily on the best disco styles of the time, and which tells the tale of a young boy from the Midwest, making the scene on the west coast during the post-Stonewall years. The sound is surprisingly great – not the cheesy throwaway pop disco you'd expect for such a set – and instead this really well-crafted larger orchestral approach to grooving, drawn hevily from Crewe's contemporaneous forays into soul with Kenny Nolan. Bob sings some of the lead vocals himself, and the album also features lyrics from Richard Mirayes, Jon Joyce, and Lu Ann Simms – on titles that include "Cherry Boy", "Back Alley Boogie", "Menage A Trois", "Ah Men", and "Time For You & Me". Next up is the album Motivation. Bob Crewe is a long way from his 60s Four Seasons and Barbarella territory here – but still has all of his best strengths of arranging very firmly in hand! The album is one of Crew's mid 70s disco reinventions – and has the maestro working in a surprisingly strong soul mode, with help from a large choir called the Voices Of Inspiration – who work alongside the lead vocals from John Arrias, singing in a flanged-out style that reminds us of Nick DeCaro's 70s vocal work, but more towards a soul style. Production is by Jerry Wexler and Barry Beckett – and some of the album was recorded in Muscle Shoals, with a deeper vibe than you might expect. Titles include "Motivation", "Lady Love Song", "Give It Hell", "In Another Life", and "Merci Beaucoup". 2CD set features 9 more bonus tracks – different single and promo versions of tracks on the albums! CD

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Francesco De MasiSinfonia Per Due Spie ... CD
CAM/Beat (Italy), 1965. New Copy ... $16.99
A sweet symphony for two spies – done up in all the best jazzy crime styles of the 60s! The movie's a James Bond spoof, but the music is almost more sounds from a few years before – less John Barry orchestrations than smaller combo jazz with lots of lively touches – and instrumentation that includes Hammond, electric guitar, and some mighty nice horns! Franceso De Masi's almost in a Henry Mancini mode on the best moments – and we mean that in a good way, as the music carries some echoes of Hank's famous sounds for Mr Lucky or Peter Gunn – but with a more updated 60s approach. Titles include "Krimm Flight", "From Venice To San Francisco", "Rodeo", "Return To Frisco", "Blue Dream", and "Mexico Bossa Nova" – and CD features 7 bonus tracks too! CD

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✨✧ Al Di MeolaElegant Gypsy (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Sony (Japan), 1977. Used ... $11.99
A set that features DiMeola moving into some very dynamic territory – jamming out heavy on a mix of electric and acoustic guitars, with additional help from Paco DeLucia on acoustic at points. The instrumentation also features heavy electric piano from Jan Hammer, other keyboards from Barry Miles, bass from Anthony Jackson, and drums from Steve Gadd and Lenny White – all fusion powerhouse players who really take over the groove at times, but still leave enough room on the record for some gentler sounds from Paco and Al. Titles include "Elegant Gypsy Suite", "Flight Over Rio", "Midnight Tango", and "Race With Devil On Spanish Highway". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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Eric DolphyVintage Dolphy ... CD
GM, 1962/1963. Used ... $10.99
Some of the most striking Eric Dolphy work we've ever heard – a set of live performances from the years 1962 and 1963 that feature Dolphy in a free-thinking mode that surpasses even the modernism of his classic studio sides! The recordings feature Dolphy amidst a variety of players – including a number of unlikely suspects like Barry Galbraith, Eddie Costa, and Jim Hall – and although some of the tracks have a moody and introspective third stream quality (3 of the numbers are written by Gunther Schuller), others are quite open, and almost have an ESP-like intensity. One longer title is a jam session take on Charlie Parker's "Donna Lee" – recorded with a lineup that includes Phil Woods, Nick Travis, Benny Golson, Don Ellis, and Lalo Schifrin! Other titles include "Iron Man", "Half Note Triplets", "Densities", and "Night Music". CD
(Out of print.)

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Bob Downes Open MusicFive Trios ... CD
Bob Downes Music/Openian (Germany), 1970s. Used ... $6.99
Amazing work from British reedman Bob Downes – a host of previously-unissued 70s recordings, all of them trio numbers with a wonderfully stripped-down feel! Downes is possibly best known for his larger group experiments of the Open Music years – but here, he comes across as much more of a cutting-edge jazzman – blowing a variety of reeds, including flute, tenor, alto, and soprano saxes (sometimes simultaneously!) – with only just bass and drums to back him up! Yet as with most of Bob's other recordings from the time, there's a wonderful sense of rhythm to these cuts – never too free, and always with an inherent groove that hangs somewhere between the modal and the harmelodic. The drummer on all cuts is Denis Smith, and bassists include Barry Guy, Jeff Clyne, and Marc Meggido – on tracks that include "Bamboo Blaze", "Spooks", "Living It Up In Rio", "Desert Waltz", "Circus", "Moonstruck", and "Ghosts In Space". CD

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Don ElliottMellophone ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1955. New Copy ... $9.99
They're not lying with the title of this great little set – as Don Elliott blows his unique horn with a very mellow tone! The instrument is kind of a bigger version of a flugelhorn – and is used by Don in a laidback combo that also features trombone from Billy Byers, trumpet from Howie Reich, and baritone sax from Danny Bank – all deep sounds that set up a bank of color for Elliott to work with in his most vivid way. Other players include Hal McKusick on alto and flute – but working without as much of the sharper, cutting tones of other 50s albums – and rhythm is from Barry Galbraith on guitar, Milt Hinton on bass, and Mel Zelnick on drums. Titles include "Sposin", "The Lamp Is Low", "Mellophone Mambo", "Summer Setting", and "With The Wind & The Rain In Your Hair". CD

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Tal FarlowTal Farlow Album (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1954/1955. Used ... $16.99
Tremendous guitar work from the great Tal Farlow – easily one of our favorite jazz guitarists ever, and a player with a wonderful sense of tone and timing! This early album has Tal declaring himself loudly and firmly – using a style that's got some slightly raspy edges, and which is a nice change from some of the too-clean modes of other 50s guitarists. The album features a core original 10" album session with a group that includes Oscar Pettiford on bass, Barry Galbraith on guitar, and Joe Morello on drums – plus 4 more tracks from a trio with Red Mitchell on bass and Claude Williamson on piano. Titles include "This Is Always", "Tea For Two", "Blues In The Closet", "Gibson Boy", "My Old Flame", "Is There Somebody Lovelier Than You", "Everything I've Got", "You And The Night and Music", "Love Nest", and "When The Wind And The Rain Are In Your Hair". CD
(Out of print.)

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Free OrbitFree Jazz Goes Underground ... CD
MPS/Edel (Germany), 1970. New Copy ... $14.99
Not a free jazz set – as you might guess from the title – but an excellent mix of funk and rock elements with the sweet electric style of MPS jazz – a totally hip, slightly psych album that sits well with the label's classics from artists like Dave Pike or Dee Dee, Barry & The Movements! Like the MPS gem from that latter group, this one features vocals – from drummer and group leader Lyndon Berg – a nom-du-date for Udo Lindenberg, who'd later join Passport – and an artist who's equally comfortable in the worlds of jazz, rock, and soul – after years getting drenched in the German beat scene of the 60s. The group also features strong work from trombonist Peter Herbholzheimer – and the record is not unlike some of his own later records for MPS, although this set has vocals. Udo sings on most tracks, and drums like a funky mofo throughout – and titles include "Big Family", "I'll Make You Love Me", "Flying Windmill", "Keep On Dreaming", "What Color Has The Soul", and "Never Felt So Free". CD

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Jerry GoldsmithOur Man Flint/In Like Flint ... CD
MGM/Intrada, 1966/1967. New Copy ... $19.99
A pair of spy spoof gems – back to back on a single CD! First up is Our Man Flint, which features excellent soundtrack work by Jerry Goldsmith – possibly his greatest ever! Jerry's usually a bit staid with some of his scores – but working here on the soundtrack to this James Coburn spy spoof film, he's truly fantastic! The approach mixes strings and bossa-inflected grooves with some spookier instrumental touches – either on electric guitar, sax, or a "tortured" Thomas organ and a Solovox – and the overall feel of the album is on a par with the best work of the sort by Lalo Schifrin or Hugo Montenegro! Titles include "Doing As The Romans Did", "All I Have To Do Is Take A Bite of Your Apple?", "Tell Me More About That Volcano", and "Our Man Flint". In Like Flint continues Jerry Goldsmith's great run of grooves for the Flint spy spoof films of the 60s – working in a style that's a lot more complex than Lalo Schifrin or John Barry, but still every bit as groovy! Goldsmith's got this excellent style of swirling together strings, instrumental solos, and lots of cool offbeat elements – all with a sound that's often jazzy, but pretty unusual too – maybe in the best territory of Piero Piccioni over on the Italian scene! Arrangements are by Marty Paich and Warren Barker – who bring their most playful modes to the album – and titles include the vocal numbers "Where The Bad Guys Are Gals" and "Your Zowie Face", plus "Ahh Yer Father's Bob-Lip", "Mince & Cook Until Tender", and "Lost In Space". CD
Also available Our Man Flint ... LP 16.99

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Dexter GordonGettin' Around ... LP
Blue Note, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $64.99
A really unusual album for Dexter Gordon – one that has him working in a quintet with vibes by Bobby Hutcherson! Hutcherson's sound really transforms the session, giving it a shimmering middleground that disperses the dominance that Gordon's tenor usually has – and creating a warm, fluid feel that's really great. Barry Harris is in the group on piano – providing some wonderful accompaniment that's a great fit for Hutcherson's vibes – and the rest of the group is completed by the excellent rhythm section of Bob Cranshaw on bass and Billy Higgins on drums! The album includes a great version of "Manha de Carnaval", plus a Dex original, "Le Coiffeur" – and the tracks "Heartaches", "Who Can I Turn To", and "Everybody's Somebody's Fool". LP, Vinyl record album
(New York mono pressing, with Van Gelder stamp! Side 2 has marks that click on tracks one and two. Cover has some aging particularly along the opening and tiny splits on the top and bottom seams.)

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Isaac HayesGroove-A-Thon ... CD
Stax/Hot Buttered Soul, 1976. New Copy ... $3.99 11.98
One of a few of Isaac Hayes' mid 70s albums issued on his own label, Hot Buttered Soul, originally by ABC, but now back out again on Stax, where he'd originally found his musical home. After Ike's first few albums for Stax, he seemed to be trying to turn himself into more of a Barry White-style artist – with more emphasis on original tracks about love and loving, instead of his older method of transforming pop hits into little baroque symphonies. On a record like this, the approach meant that Ike was sometimes hitting a disco mode, but at the best points, he's also in more of a sweet mellow soul style that has all the best parts of his earlier records, mixed with a smoother modern style that was well suited for the changing times. Tracks include "Rock Me Easy Baby", "Your Loving Is Much Too Strong", "We've Got A Whole Lot Of Love", and "Make A Little Love To Me". CD
(CD case has a cutout notch.)

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Kenyon HopkinsHustler (140 gram vinyl) ... LP
Kapp/Doxy, 1961. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
A killer soundtrack from Kenyon Hopkins – a composer we can almost always trust to turn around a killer jazz score! The work is mostly in a jazz ensemble mode – and moves between swinging segments, and sadder ones – those beautifully blue passages that Hopkins did so well in the early 60s – full of emotion, but in a really subtle, mature sort of way that also marked a shift in American cinema too – quite a change from the overblown emotion of a decade before, both in the music and on screen. Players include Phil Woods, Jerome Richardson, and Phil Bodner on reeds, Joe Wilder on trumpet, Jimmy Cleveland on trombone, Hank Jones on piano, and Barry Galbraith on guitar – and titles include "Derby Time", "Dining Out", "Fast Buck", "Small Time Charlie", "The Loser", and "Minnesota Fats". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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