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Eric Alexander & Vincent HerringBattle ... CD
High Note, 2005. Used ... $9.99
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Sil Austin & Red PrysockBattle Royal ... LP
Mercury, 1959. Very Good ... $9.99
Hard-wailing tenor work from two of the late 50's best R&B sax stars! Both Prysock and Austin were often recorded by Mercury in albums that didn't show their best sides, or which didn't let them open up the same way as in their very popular live sets – but this album has them playing head-to-head, on long extended tracks that seek to recreate the "battle of the tenors" style from a few years back! The record features 2 long tracks – "Take The A Train" and "No 1 Sil" – plus a shorter mellower number, "Kenny's Blues". Very nice – and one that we almost never see on vinyl! LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Mercury pressing, with adeep groove.)

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Black OpzBattle Cry (grimy, 4-the-kids, inst, opzapella, thunderground grimy, thunderground 4-the-kids)/Black Opz (The Warning) (voc, opzapella) ... 12-inch
Fat Beats, 2001. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $6.99
Thunderground Mix produced by Alchemist. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Eddie Davis/Charlie VenturaBattle Of Saxes ... LP
King, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $6.99
Tremendous tenor work from both parties involved – but especially from Eddie Davis, who always sounds wonderful on his early sides for King! Davis has a clear, clean tone that's totally great – and given the short space of these tunes, he really gets a lot done with a little – in a tight way that's somewhat different than his later sides for Prestige. Backing on the Davis sides includes some organ – probably by Shirley Scott – and titles include "Mean To Me", "All Of You", "Out Of Nowhere", "All God's Chillun Got Rhythm", and "If I Were A Bell". Charlie Ventura's great too – a bit more modern, almost, than on some of his better-known sides – and playing with a mean, lean, boppish tone. Ventura titles include "Liza", "Give Me The Simple Life", "If I Had You", and "I Can't Give You Anything But Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label King pressing. Cover has some tape on the seams.)

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Wendell Harrison & Eddie HarrisBattle Of The Tenors – Live At The 1994 Montreux–Detroit Jazz Festival ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1994. Used ... $4.99
A legendary meeting of two famous tenor talents – the mighty Eddie Harris, and Detroit legend Wendell Harrison – recorded live together at the Montreux Detroit Festival in 1994. The pair play together in a variety of modes – from twin tenor solo battle styles, to mellower, more open and spacious ones – showing Harris to be still extremely inventive at this later point in his life. Eddie even vocalizes a bit, as he did on some of his 70s records – and the rest of the group features drums, electric guitar, and electric bass – which makes for some funkier moments at times. Titles include "Vocalese", "My Shining Hour", "The Wok", "Tenor Madness", and "Ampedextrious". CD

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Bernard HerrmannBattle Of Neretva (Southern Cross) ... LP
Entracte/Southern Cross, 1970/1975. Sealed ... $0.99
A dramatic score by Herrmann – written for this 1970 film about a key battle in WWII. Herrmann directs the London Philharmonic, and the whole thing's very action-packed – less edgey than some of Bernard's more famous scores, but strongly voiced nonetheless. Titles include "Prelude", "The Retreat", "Chetnik's March", "Separation", "Farewell", "Death Of Danica", and "Turning Point". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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Ryan KisorBattle Cry ... CD
Criss Cross (Netherlands), 1997. Used ... $6.99
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✨✧ Gene Krupa & Buddy RichDrum Battle At JATP ... LP
Verve, 1952. Very Good- ... $3.99
A pretty darn great album – with a wonderful mix of JATP swing and strong-handed drumming by the leaders. The material was mostly recorded at a Jazz At The Philharmonic show at Carnegie Hall in 1952, and although the main focus appears to be Krupa and Rich's drum work, there's actually some fantastic sax playing on the album – from both the alto of Willie Smith and the tenor of Flip Phillips, both of whom are at the height of their powers in this relaxed setting, working amazingly well around the bombastic drum pounding of Krupa and Rich. Tracks are long, and titles include "Flying Home", "Drum Boogie", "Drum Battle", and "Perdido". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing.)

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Ennio Morricone & Gillo PontecorvoLa Battagli Di Algeri (aka Battle Of Algiers) ... CD
United Artists/Quartet (Spain), 1967. New Copy ... $22.99
A relatively dramatic score from Ennio Morricone– as you might guess from the military title! Some of the tunes here have a very strong military feel, but others move into surprisingly sweeter territory – that more mainstream side of Morricone's sound, but still pretty great – with full strings swelling up in lush sounds that are very compelling. There's also some subtly spooky sounds on a few of the numbers – the odd instrumental moments that Morricone could sneak in nicely on a score like this – conducted perfectly by orchestra director Bruno Nicolai. Titles include "Theme Of Ali", "Tortures", "Clandestine Marriage", "Battle Of Algiers March", "Sorrow In The Casbah", and "Algiers November 1 1954". CD
(Limited edition of 500 copies.)

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Oliver Nelson/King Curtis/Jimmy ForrestSoul Battle ... LP
Prestige, 1960. Very Good ... $14.99
This is the kind of battle we like to see! Three heavy tenors – Nelson, King, and Jimmy Forrest – come head to head in a relaxed set of tunes cut in that Prestige blowing session mode, but tweaked with a bit more tightness, in the style of some of the label's emerging soul jazz sides of the 60s. Nelson's gutsy tenor will shock you if you haven't heard him in this sort of less restrained setting – and Forrest's work from this time is always a treat. Titles include "Blues For MF", "Anacruses", "Perdido", and "In Passing". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label NJ pressing, with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has a Status sticker obscured with marker, a sticker spot, and ink stamps on back.)

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Pearly Queen/Wild WindBattle Of The Bands – Cuban Rock – Pearly Queen Vs Wild Wind ... CD
Sound Triangle/Empire, Early 70s. Used ... $6.99
2 bands with silly names – but funky grooves! And although this set says "Cuban Rock" in the title, the feel here is much more in the Chicano funk mode – making the CD an essential one if you dig Latinized soul of the early 70s! Both groups hailed from Miami, and follow firmly in the style of Coke – another Miami funk group from the time who've been a huge favorite amongst the beathead crowd. Pearly Queen's 11 tunes on the set have some really great guitar riffing – wailing away in a heavy mode that's certainly got a trace of rock, but which is much more in the style of some of our favorite funky 45s! Wild Wind follow up the groove with some fuller-sounding tracks – often done in a magnificent blend of bass, percussion, guitar, and organ that's clearly inspired by the LA scene, but which has some unique elements of southern funk! The set's got 20 tracks in all, and is a great introduction to these two wonderful groups. Titles by Pearly Queen include "Quit Jivin", "Move On", "Super Star", "Jungle Walk", and "To Be With You" – and titles by Wild Wind include "A Drink Or Two", "What We Can Do", "Make Your Move", and "I've Tried To Love You". CD
(Out of print.)

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RivierasRockin' Robin/Battle Line ... 7-inch
Riviera, 1964. Near Mint- ... $4.99
7-inch, Vinyl record

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Roc CEl Capitan (street, radio, inst)/Let's Battle (street, radio, inst)/F*ck You (street, radio) ... 12-inch
Stones Throw, 2006. Very Good+ ... $0.49
A trio of funky, forceful cuts from Roc C – featuring great production by Oh No, DJ Romes and Bapman! There's something about the straighter hip hop tracks that occasion pop up on Stones Throw that's just such a welcome arrival – and Roc C's work is profoundly of that camp. "El Capitan" is another strong track bearing the production-stamp of Oh No. "Let's Battle" is even better, with a heavy funk turn in the the production booth by DJ Romes. "F*uck You" on the flip is the most stripped down number, built around the tightly thumping bass groove. A much heavier, moodier overall vibe than Roc C's debut single on Stones Throw – and a promising sign for the eventual full length! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Sekter 17Battle EP – Battle Over Outpost Omega (dj dick nixon album, dj godfather mix)/Hostile Takeover (bass mix - dj godfather, dj dick nixon mix) ... 12-inch
Twilight 76, 1997. Very Good- ... $1.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Red vinyl pressing.)

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✨✧ Woody Herman & Harry JamesBattle Of The Bands – Woody Herman & His Herd VS Harry James & His Music Makers ... LP
Pickwick, Mid 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has sticker remnants.)

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✨✧ Duane Eddy & The RebelsBattle/Trambone ... 7-inch
Jamie, 1962. Used ... Out Of Stock
7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Jamie sleeve, with a bit of pen.)

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✨✧ Mike JohnsonLast Battle ... LP
Creative Sound, 1972. Used ... Out Of Stock
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✨✧ TurtlesTurtles Present The Battle of The Bands ... LP
White Whale, Late 60s. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A totally excellent album by The Turtles! We always loved this group in their normal mode, but this is a super-cool record that's set up as a "Battle Of The Bands" – one that has the group pretending to be a different ensemble from track to track on the record, either Natures Children, Fats Mallard & The Bluegrass Fireball, The Bigg Brothers, The LA Bust '66, and many other fake combos. The big cut on here is the incredible "I'm Chief Kamanawanalea", played by the Royal Macademia Nuts, and with an incredible funky breakbeat all the way through! Another nice one is the funky cut "Buzzsaw", which has a fuzzy guitar groove that sounds a lot like "Tramp"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wear.)

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✨✧ Jackie Wilson & Linda Hopkins/Big MaybelleJoshua Fit The Battle Of Jericho (2 versions) ... 7-inch
Popcorn (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A traditional spiritual number – but one that gets a great soul workout here in two different versions! Linda Hopkins and Jackie Wilson trade lead lyrics on their version – alongside a big chorus that lifts the whole thing up to heavenly proportions, while a tight combo keeps the groove at the core! A similar combo makes the flipside groove too – and Big Maybelle really knocks it out of the park with her vocals! 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
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Rev CL FranklinWhy Are Ye So Afraid – O Ye Of So Little Faith ... LP
Battle, Early 60s. Sealed ... $14.99
Hmm . . . Maybe we'd be afraid, too – if we saw that atom bomb explosion on the cover! A nice Riverside Records release of a Detroit sermon by Aretha Franklin's dad. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original 60s pressing – sealed!)

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✨✧ Memphis Slim & Willie DixonBaby Please Come Home! – Memphis Slim & Willie Dixon In Paris ... LP
Battle/OBC, 1962. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.99
Rootsy blues from the team of Memphis Slim and Willie Dixon – recorded in Paris in the early 60s at the Trois Mailletz nightclub! The style here is much earthier than you'd guess from the date – the return to tradition mode that some players often experienced while working in the European scene – and instrumentation features only piano from Slim and bass from Dixon, plus a bit of added drums from Philippe Combelle. Both artists sing on the album – and titles include "Rock & Rolling The House", "African Hunch With A Boogie Beat", "Baby Baby Baby", "Do De Do", "Pigalle Love", "All By Myself", "Just You & I", "How Make You Do Me Like You Do", and "The Way She Loves A Man". LP, Vinyl record album

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Race CarsHot Rod Caravan ... LP
Battle, 1964. Sealed ... $19.99
Hot rods from around the country – recorded at Atco, Detroit, Bonneville, Bakersfield, and the Winternationals! LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original stereo pressing!)

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Race CarsHot Rods USA ... LP
Battle, Early 60s. Sealed ... $16.99
Rare sounds from drag evants across the country – recorded at Atco, Detroit, Bonneville, Bakersfield, and the Winternationals! LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed 60s mono pressing.)

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✨✧ Son DoobiePor Amor (radio, inst)/Reinstated (radio, inst)/You Wit That (radio, inst) ... 12-inch
Battle Axe, 2002. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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✨✧ Swollen MembersBlack Magic (clean, inst)/Too Hot (clean, inst)/Swamp Water (clean, inst)/Sound Bites ... 12-inch
Battle Axe, 2006. Used (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Defari/Buc Fifty - Defenders Of The UnderworldCooking Up Your Brain (voc, inst)/Worst Enemy (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Battle Axe, 1999. Used (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
On "Cooking Up Your Brain", Defari proves that knowedge/political rhymes don't have to be boring, with always-dope low-tempo production by Evidence and cuts by Kutmasta Kurt. "Worst Enemy" by Buc Fifty is more uptempo, with some nice punchlines and production by Alchemist. 12-inch, Vinyl record
 
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Johnny AdamsI Won't Cry – The Complete Ric & Ron Singles 1959 to 1964 ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $14.99
The best work ever from the great Johnny Adams – a Crescent City soul singer with a hell of a lot of power, brought into wonderfully strong focus here on these early recordings for the Ric & Ron label! Johnny recorded later in Nashville and Jackson, but he's never sounded better than on these early sides – which have a depth of feeling and timeless power that we'd rank right up there with some of the most important names during the early years of soul. The material is nicely free of overdone New Orleans styles – and instead has this care and class that really reaches out from the roots of the material, to showcase Johnny as a singer with a great deal of care and class, but one who's still able to let loose in the best deep soul modes too. Adams hardly ever got the chart coverage he should have deserved – but this 24 track set will more than support his strong legacy – with detailed notes, and a stunning array of tracks that include "Closer To You", "Teach Me To Forget", "Who You Are", "Showdown", "A Losing Battle", "Life Is Just A Struggle", "Cold Cold Heart", "Coming Around The Mountain", and "Nowhere To Go". CD

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John Barry/Shirley BasseyMoonraker ... LP
United Artists, 1979. Very Good- ... $4.99
Bond goes into space, but Barry stays on the ground – in one of the lesser-remembered James Bond soundtracks of the 70s! The film followed on the Star Wars boom, and had lots of space effects, but Barry keeps things mostly orchestral here – not going for the electronics or sound effects you might think. Shirley Bassey sings 2 versions of the "Moonraker" theme – one straight and one disco – and titles include "Bond Smells A Rat", "Bond Lured To Pyramid", "Bond Arrives In Rio", "Flight Into Space", and "Space Lazer Battle". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, a library sticker, card pocket, and a few creases.)

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Dave Burrell/Steve SwellTurning Point ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 2014. New Copy ... $16.99
One of the greatest recordings we've heard from pianist Dave Burrell in recent years – a series of stunning duets with trombonist Steve Swell! Like some of Burrell's wonderful work from decades back, the style is loose and somewhat free, but also has a sense of rhythm and forward-moving action – some vague modal impulse that has Dave spinning out these waves of pianistic sound that are instantly compelling – while Swell blows over the top in styles that range from tuneful and melodic, to much more free and bracing. All titles are Burrell originals, and tracks include "Fancy Trade Nightmare", "Battle At Vicksburg", "Battle At Gettysburg", "Church Picnic Celebration", and "One Nation". CD

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Bo Diddley/Chuck BerryTwo Great Guitars ... LP
Chess, Early 60s. Very Good ... $34.99
Killer stuff – and way different than albums by both players – especially Chuck Berry! Each side has one long track – one in "Chuck's Beat", one in "Bo's Beat" – in which each guitarist is given the chance to really stretch out and do his thing alongside the other – almost kind of a "battle" of the sort that tenor players would have in jazz! LP, Vinyl record album
(60s Checker piece label pressing – nice and heavy! Vinyl is great overall, but has a short click on one track. Cover is nice too!)

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Roy Eldridge & Dizzy GillespieTrumpet Kings ... LP
Verve, 1954. Very Good ... $13.99
Diz and Roy come together in a nice blend of two traditions – blowing in a relaxed mode that's less of the "battle" you might expect from the title – and more of a friendly exchange of solos, recorded in the open and laidback style of Verve at the time. The group features Oscar Peterson on piano, Herb Ellis on guitar, Ray Brown on bass, and Louis Bellson on drums – and Dizzy himself even vocalizes a bit on the set! Tracks are mostly longish, with plenty of solo space, and the the album features 5 tracks that include "Blue Moon", "Limehouse Blues", "Trumpet Blues", "Algo Bueno", and "Pretty Eyed Baby". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original black label Clef pressing, with trupeter logo and deep groove. NOTE: Cover has waviness, staining, peeling and tape along the bottom half due to moisture.)

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GenesisSelling England By The Pound ... CD
Atlantic, 1973. Used ... $3.99
An album we come back to more and more over the years – a bit more subtle than some of the other Gabriel-era Genesis records, but in a good way! Titles include "Aisle Of Plenty", "More Fool Me", "Firth Of Fifth", "Dancing With The Moonlit Knight", "I Know What I Like", "Battle Of Epping Forest", and "The Cinema Show". CD

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Stan GetzStan Getz Vol 1 (10 inch LP – photo cover) ... LP
Prestige, 1950. Sealed ... $23.99
The first-ever set of work by Stan Getz for Prestige – a split album that features one side of Stan in a quartet, and another in a 5-sax lineup that replicates the famous "brothers" sound! That side features Getz working with Allen Eager, Brew Moore, Al Cohn, and Zoot Sims – on tracks titled appropriately "Five Brothers" and "Four & One Moore" – as well as "Battleground" and "Battle Of The Saxes". The other side features Getz in quartets with either Tony Aless or Al Haig on piano – on titles that include "Lady In Red", "My Old Flame", "Mar-cia", and "Long Island Sound". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed limited reissue pressing!)

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Grant GreenFinal Comedown - Original Soundtrack ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $13.99
An excellent lost funky soundtrack on Blue Note – their only one for years, and Grant Green's entry into the blacksploitation genre! The whole thing bristles with the kind of chunky, thumping percussive feel as the best funky soundtracks of the era – informed by the work of Curtis Mayfield and Isaac Hayes, but with the deeper jazz feel that Green brings from his other Blue Note sides of the time! Some cuts are quite funky, particularly the opener, "Past, Present, and Future" with it's crisp trap, chicken scratch guitar and bongo driven beat. Others have more of a stripped-down dope instrumental feel – there's some sweet funky flute work on "Fathers Lament", and even a slight bossa groove creeps into the title track! The whole album's very nice, and it's very different than any of Grant Green's other work! Other titles include "Afro Party", Luana's Theme", "Slight Fear And Terror", and "Battle Scene". CD

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Gene HarrisGene Harris Trio – Live At Otter Crest Vol 1 ... CD
Bosco/Concord, 1981. Used ... $2.99
Longish live tracks from Gene Harris – recorded in that back-to-basics mode he struck with his more famous Concord recordings of the 80s! The sound is straight soul jazz, but the longer live tunes allow for a bit more introspection – and members of the trio here include Jimmie Smith on drums and John Heard on bass. Titles include "My Foolish Heart", "A Little Blues There", "Shiny Stockings", "Battle Hymn Of The Republic", and "Sweet Lorraine". CD

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Gene HarrisGene Harris Trio – Live At Otter Crest Vol 1 ... LP
Bosco, 1981. Very Good+ ... $8.99
Longish live tracks from Gene Harris – recorded in that back-to-basics mode he struck with his more famous Concord recordings of the 80s! The sound is straight soul jazz, but the longer live tunes allow for a bit more introspection – and members of the trio here include Jimmie Smith on drums and John Heard on bass. Titles include "My Foolish Heart", "A Little Blues There", "Shiny Stockings", "Battle Hymn Of The Republic", and "Sweet Lorraine". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jazz At The PhilharmonicJazz At The Philharmonic Vol 15 (3LP set) ... LP
Clef, Early 50s. Very Good+ 3LPs ... $36.99
Features work by Gene Krupa, Oscar Peterson, a trumpet battle with Roy Eldridge and Charlie Shavers, and the classic "Jam Session Blues" – all packaged in a box with a David Stone Martin cover! LP, Vinyl record album
(Very heavy vinyl, with trumpter logo and deep groove. In beautiful shape!)

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Jazz Critique Special EditionRiverside Book ... Book
Jazz Critique (Japan), 1987. New Copy ... $19.99
You've been gobbling up these discographies we've been stocking, so we've gone ahead and gotten in this cool book on the Riverside/Jazzland labels as part of the same series! Like the other books, this one's a listing of all of the records in the associated group – including Riverside and Jazzland, plus lots of obscure ones, like Offbeat and Battle. The book lists covers, titles, dates, players, and other information for all recordings on the labels – so you'll get essential information about artists like Monk, Cannonball Adderley, Bil Evans, Mongo Santamaria, and a host of others! There's some covers in black and white, and a number in color as well. 280 pages, softcover, with images in black and white and color! Book

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Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin IV (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Atlantic, 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
Hard rock perfected! It's around Led Zeppelin IV that you can easily say that the group moved up from being incredibly great to flat-out legendary – really in a class by themselves, although maybe they'd already reached that point with the sublime sounds of the previous three records! There's a darkness here – and a sense of magick too – an eerie new energy that still has all the balls-out rock power of before, but which has the group moving into this heady territory that's really all their own. Every song is a classic – and tracks include "Black Dog", "Stairway To Heaven", "Rock And Roll", "Misty Mountain Hop", "When The Levee Breaks", "Going To California", "Four Sticks", and "Battle Of Evermore". LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful pressing – heavy vinyl, heavy cover, and maybe even more solid than the original!)

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Jimmy LynchTramp Time Volume 1 – That Funky Tramp In A Nite Club ... LP
La Val, Late 60s. Very Good- ... $3.99
Jimmy Lynch does his raunchy comedy act "That Funky Tramp" before a very lively crowd at the El Grotto bar in Battle Creek, Michigan. While the album may not be as musical or all-out raunchy as the ones by Rudy Ray Moore, it is a good peek at the kind of live "party comedy" sets that would often accompany jazz and soul shows at small clubs in the 60s and 70s. LP, Vinyl record album

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Don Pullen/Chico FreemanWarriors ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), 1978. Used ... $12.99
Bold sounds from this hip quartet of American players – working here on an early session for the Black Saint label, in a recording that's got a really great sense of focus! The album's dominated by the two-part track "Warriors Dance" – a number that builds beautifully on rhythms from the bass of Fred Hopkins and drums of Bobby Battle, punctuated by sharper piano from Don Pullman and wild tenor sounds from Chico Freeman – soulfully crafted, but also with some of the playful aspects you'd find in 70s work from the AACM. The tune shifts its shape a lot over the course of its 30-plus minutes – and the album's completed by the wonderful "Land Of The Pharoahs" – a leaping number with a great spiritual avant energy! CD
(Official pressing of the CD, with full artwork – not the CDr pressing found at other online retailers.)

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Buddy Rich & Max RoachRich Versus Roach ... CD
Mercury, 1959. Used ... $5.99
Knowing Buddy's famous temper – this probably really was a battle of the drummers! Apart from being a drum-heavy set, though, the album's actually got a bunch of hip players – including Julian Prietser, Tommy Turrentine, and Stanley Turrentine from Max's group, the three of whom keep things strong when called upon to solo. Tracks include "Sleep", "The Casbah", "Limehouse Blues", and "Big Foot". CD

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Marshall RoyalGordon Jenkins With His Orchestra Presents Marshall Royal ... LP
Everest, 1960. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A rare session as a soloist for saxophonist Marshall Royal – and a record that provides a tremendous focus on his amazing tone! As you can see by the title, Royal's blowing here with a larger group led by Gordon Jenkins – but the style's never as sleepy as some of Jenkins' other work, thanks to some strong jazz presence by players who include Hank Jones on piano, Freddie Green on guitar, and Sonny Payne on drums. A string section and vocal group slide into some of the tracks, but the main focus is still on Marshall's solos – snaking through the record with a timeless sound that's almost exotic at points. Titles include "Caravan", "Birth Of The Blues", "Intermezzo", "Blue Prelude", "Battle Royal", "Black Coffee", and "Pagan Love Song". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a top seam that is starting to split.)

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Lalo SchifrinEnter The Dragon ... CD
Warner (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $13.99
A classic to end all classics – and the record that showed the world that the kung fu genre could be every bit as funky as American crime and action films! Lalo Schifrin's at the height of his powers on this set – working in a blend of raw guitars, rolling bass, and choppy rhythms that groove about as fast as Bruce Lee's hands move on the screen in the film – and the album's a real standout in the 70s soundtrack scene, well worth all the hype and attention that's been given to it over the years! The record's one you'll dig if you're a fan of funk, or a student of Schifrin – and even after the passage of decades, it's still a tough soundtrack to beat. Titles include the classic "Theme From Enter The Dragon", plus "Bamboo Bird Cage", "The Monk", "Han's Island", "The Big Battle", and "The Human Fly". CD
Also available Enter The Dragon ... LP 39.99

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✨✧ Lalo SchifrinEnter The Dragon ... LP
Warner, 1973. Near Mint- ... $39.99
A classic to end all classics – and the record that showed the world that the kung fu genre could be every bit as funky as American crime and action films! Lalo Schifrin's at the height of his powers on this set – working in a blend of raw guitars, rolling bass, and choppy rhythms that groove about as fast as Bruce Lee's hands move on the screen in the film – and the album's a real standout in the 70s soundtrack scene, well worth all the hype and attention that's been given to it over the years! The record's one you'll dig if you're a fan of funk, or a student of Schifrin – and even after the passage of decades, it's still a tough soundtrack to beat. Titles include the classic "Theme From Enter The Dragon", plus "Bamboo Bird Cage", "The Monk", "Han's Island", "The Big Battle", and "The Human Fly". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing.)
Also available Enter The Dragon ... CD 13.99

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Lalo SchifrinEnter The Dragon – Extended Edition ... CD
Warner/Aleph, 1973. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A classic to end all classics – and the record that showed the world that the kung fu genre could be every bit as funky as American crime and action films! Lalo Schifrin's at the height of his powers on this set – working in a blend of raw guitars, rolling bass, and choppy rhythms that groove about as fast as Bruce Lee's hands move on the screen in the film – and the album's a real standout in the 70s soundtrack scene, well worth all the hype and attention that's been given to it over the years! The record's one you'll dig if you're a fan of funk, or a student of Schifrin – and even after the passage of decades, it's still a tough soundtrack to beat. Titles include the classic "Theme From Enter The Dragon", plus "Bamboo Bird Cage", "The Monk", "Han's Island", "The Big Battle", and "The Human Fly". CD features 18 tracks in all – including an alternate version of the main theme! CD
 
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Gene Ammons & Dexter GordonChase! ... LP
Prestige, 1971. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Gritty live work from twin tenor giants Gene Ammons and Dexter Gordon – recorded in an open-ended style that's a bit like some of Gordon's famous early work on the Central Avenue scene in LA, or Ammons' famous live "battles" with Sonny Stitt! The date was recorded in Chicago at the North Park Hotel – with sound that's a bit more "live" than some of the other Prestige sessions at the time – and an unusual lineup that features local players Jodie Christian and John Young on piano, Cleveland Eaton on bass, and Steve McCall on drums. The lovely Vi Redd makes a vocal appearance on the track "Lonesome Lover Blues" – and other titles include "The Chase", "Polka Dots & Moonbeams", and "The Happy Blues" – all nice and long! LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple label pressing. Back cover has a small fold the paste-on.)

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Gene Ammons & Sonny StittJug & Sonny ... LP
Chess, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $3.99
A nice little album – featuring some of the sides that Gene Ammons cut "off contract" for Chess/Argo during the early 60s, and ones that feature him paired with Sonny Stitt, his longtime partner in legendary tenor battles from the 50s. The two horns aren't really locked in combat here, but they do complement each other nicely on the album's mellow groovers and ballad tracks. Titles include "Cha Bootie", "Tenor Eleven", "The Last Mile", and "Full Moon". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label 70s pressing. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ George Clinton with Ben GreenmanBrothas Be Yo Like George – Ain't That Funkin' Kinda Hard On You? – A Memoir (hardcover) ... Book
Atria, 2014. New Copy ... $6.99 27.00
George Clinton tells his own story – the stuff of musical legend, from his early years in doo wop, through his mega-funk stardom in the 70s at the helm of the P-Funk universe, to his later years embroiled in legal battles and other issues that kept him away from creativity! Clinton's voice comes through loud and clear – very honest about his own perspectives on the history, and the individual details – but also given a bit of shape by co-author Ben Greenman, who helps to keep the narrative moving along. The best bits are the "moments" – the kind of personal recollections that really illuminate the music and larger legend of George Clinton – and which, to us, are always the standout parts of a self-penned music book like this! The book has a few sections of cool photos from George's collection, and clocks in at 404 pages, hardcover. Book
(Remainder mark on spine.)

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ConcretesLayourbattleaxedown ... CD
Astralwerks, 2005. Used ... $0.99
CD
(Out of print. CD has a promo stamp. Back cover of digipack has a promo sticker.)

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Deltron 3030Deltron 3030 (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Traffic, 2000. Used ... $6.99
Del Tha Funkee Homosapien, Kid Koala, and Dan The Automator pool their skills for this dawn of the 2000s sci-fi hip hop classic – the masterful Deltron 3030! The guest list is almost too long to get into, but Money Mark, Prince Paul, PB Wolf and Mr. Lif are all here, along with many others. One of the benchmark albums in the leftfield underground hip hop canon – and a hugely influential set that burst the doors wide open for the more creative spirits in the hip hop and even experimental pop. Tracks include "State Of The Nation", "3030", "The Fantabulous Rap Extravaganza", "Things You Can Do", "Positive Contact", "St Catherine St.", "Virus", "Mastermind", "National Movie Review", "Time Keeps On Slipping", "Turbulence (remix)", "Battlesong", "Memory Loss" and more. This reissue edition adds 3 bonus tracks: "Positive Contact" (Charlie Clouser remix), "Terbulence" (Mark Bell rmx) and "Positive Contact" (Mario C rmx). CD

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Stan Getz/Zoot Sims/Al Cohn/Allen Eager/Brew MooreBrothers ... LP
Prestige, 1949/1952. Near Mint- ... $13.99
A classic Prestige LP that compiles earlier sides by Getz – four tunes from a 1949 session recorded under Stan Getz & His Four Brothers, with Zoot Sims, Al Cohn, Allen Eager, and Brew Moore – all blowing with Getz in a real "brothers-like" sax section sound. The remaining 4 tracks feature Stan and Al Cohn, working in a 1952 session with Geroge Wallington and Kai Winding – on some nice light boppish tracks that have that sweet smooth Getz tone firmly in place. The album's got a great Don Martin cover, and titles include "Battleground", "Five Brothers", "Four & One More", "Red Door", and "Zootcase". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing.)

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Ghostface Killah36 Seasons ... CD
Tommy Boy, 2014. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
A really stunning set from Ghostface Killah – a record that has the Wu-Tang legend teaming up with soul group The Revelations – who produce the set, participate, and bring in a really wonderful old school vibe! The album's still hip hop at the core – with guest appearances from Pharoahe Monch, Nems, Kool G Rap, AZ, and others – but The Revelations also sing a bit too, bringing in a killer harmony approach that's often echoes by the instrumentation, which includes guitar from Wes Mingus and keyboards from Angela Johnson, who also sings a bit of backup as well. The whole thing's a stunning meeting of minds – almost 70s New Jersey soul filtered through 90s New York hip hop – and even the booklet is a collective effort, with comics from David Lapham and others. Titles include "Here I Go Again", "Dogs Of War", "The Battlefield", "Call My Name", "Pieces To The Puzzle", and a sweet cover of "Thin Line Between Love & Hate". CD
Also available 36 Seasons (with poster) ... LP 21.99

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Ghostface Killah36 Seasons (with poster) ... LP
Tommy Boy/Salvation, 2014. New Copy ... $21.99
A really stunning set from Ghostface Killah – a record that has the Wu-Tang legend teaming up with soul group The Revelations – who produce the set, participate, and bring in a really wonderful old school vibe! The album's still hip hop at the core – with guest appearances from Pharoahe Monch, Nems, Kool G Rap, AZ, and others – but The Revelations also sing a bit too, bringing in a killer harmony approach that's often echoes by the instrumentation, which includes guitar from Wes Mingus and keyboards from Angela Johnson, who also sings a bit of backup as well. The whole thing's a stunning meeting of minds – almost 70s New Jersey soul filtered through 90s New York hip hop – and even the booklet is a collective effort, with comics from David Lapham and others. Titles include "Here I Go Again", "Dogs Of War", "The Battlefield", "Call My Name", "Pieces To The Puzzle", and a sweet cover of "Thin Line Between Love & Hate". LP, Vinyl record album
(LP comes with a small poster.)
Also available 36 Seasons ... CD 14.99

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Norman HutchinsBattlefield – The Sermon ... CD
JDI, 2001. Used ... $2.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Art PepperReturn Of Art Pepper – The Complete Art Pepper Aladdin Recordings Vol 1 ... CD
Jazz West/Blue Note, 1956. Used ... $6.99
Given that Pepper was on and off the LA scene a fair bit in the 50s – due to personal trouble and legal battles – this album's not so much "the return", as it is one of Pepper's many strong steps back into the studio, a place in which he demonstrated an uncanny ability to craft brilliant work, despite the turmoil going on around him. The set's as classic as you can get for Pepper – right down to the classic William Claxton photo on the cover (which has a chilling story that you'll find in Art's autobiography). Players include Jack Sheldon, Russ Freeman, Leroy Vinnegar, and Shelly Manne – and titles include "Pepper Returns", "Funny Blues", "Angel Wings", "Walkin Out Blues", "Five More", "Minority", and "Mambo De La Pinta". CD
(Out of print.)

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Wild MagnoliasWild Magnolias ... LP
Polydor, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Nicely done reissue of this classic New Orleans funk featuring backing from the "New Orleans Project" that includes the Gaturs' Willie Tee, Earl Turbinton, and other Crescent City session stalwarts like Larry Panna and Julius Farmer. Includes lots of tracks that rocked the rare groove scene in the 80's, including "Soul Soul Soul" and "Corey Died On The Battlefield" – both the source of more than a few samples over the years. With nice sweet keyboards by Willie Tee, and a good funky New Orleans sound that you'll be hard pressed to beat! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Gene Ammons & Sonny StittJug & Sonny (jug & corn cover) ... LP
Chess, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A nice little album – featuring some of the sides that Gene Ammons cut "off contract" for Chess/Argo during the early 60s, and ones that feature him paired with Sonny Stitt, his longtime partner in legendary tenor battles from the 50s. The two horns aren't really locked in combat here, but they do complement each other nicely on the album's mellow groovers and ballad tracks. Titles include "Cha Bootie", "Tenor Eleven", "The Last Mile", and "Full Moon". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original black label pressing with deep groove)

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✨✧ Kool KeithBlack Elvis/Lost In Space ... CD
Ruffhouse/Columbia, 1999. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Kool Keith adds Black Elvis to his always expanding collection of personalities. This time, two tracks produced by Kut Masta Kurt and the rest produced by Kool Keith. Maybe as a way of making up for saying "I don't neeeed Zapp, I don't neeeed Roger Troutman," on a record a few years back, Roger is featured on "Master of the Game", complete with the classic Zapp vocoder effects. Overall, the sound is similar to the Dr. Dooom LP, with maybe a few more futuristic verses and less emphasis on how everyone else is biting his style. Tracks include "Rockets On The Battlefield", "Livin Astro", "Supergalactic Lover", "I'm Seein Robots", "Static", "Black Elvis", "Maxi Curls", "Keith Turbo", "Fine Girls", "The Girls Don't Like The Job", "Clifton", "All The Time", and "I Don't Play" CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ NasIllmatic ... LP
Columbia, 1994. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The first album, with "Life's A Bitch", "One Love" and "It Ain't Hard To Tell" – what more do we need to say? How about beats by Primo, Pete Rock and Large Professor? Did this one get 5 mics from the Source? Didn't that count for something at the time? At any rate, despite the subsequent ups and downs of his career, and battles with Jay Z, amongst others, this album still stands as an all time high water mark for microphone technique and lyrical skills, with production to match. Also includes "NY State Of Mind", "The World Is Yours", "Halftime", "One Time 4 Your Mind", "Memory Lane" and "Represent". LP, Vinyl record album
(European pressing.)

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✨✧ Eli Paperboy ReedCome And Get It ... CD
Capitol, 2010. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Neo classic rhythm & blues done with affection, exuberance and darn near irresistible passion by Eli Paperboy Reed – pulling it off better than ever on his debut for Capitol Records. Eli's voice is his own, and as much as the songs are devoted to the classic southern soul styles, it doesn't sound like he's itching convince you of his realness, it just sounds a like cat doing what he loves plain and simple. The production and arrangements are classic styled to the core and we're gonna call this one a win! Titles include "Young Girl", "Name Calling", "Come And Get It", "Pick A Number", "I Found You Out", "Pick Your Battles", "Explosion" and more. CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ VariousPulp Fusion 7 – The Harder They Come ... CD
Harmless (UK), 1970s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
This great series is always getting better – and this seventh volume is filled with wonderful jazz funk classics! Like previous volumes, this one's a killer blend of all-great tracks – jazz, funk, and soul gems from the 70s – some of the best of the best, including some lesser-known tracks by artists you probably already dig! Titles include "Electric Frog (part 1)" by Kool & The Gang, "In The Middle" by Grant Green, "Dance" by George Benson, "The Fuzz & Da Boog" by Fuzzy Haskins, "Strung Out" by Gordon Staples & The Motown Strings, "The Watts Breakaway" by Johnny Otis Show, "Corey Died On The Battlefield" by The Wild Magnolias, "Dirty Red" by The Fabulous Counts, "When She Made Me Promise" by Beginning Of The End", and "Smokin Cheeba Cheeba" by Harlem Underground. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Deltron 3030Deltron 3030 ... LP
75 Ark/Deltron Partners, 2000. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Del Tha Funkee Homosapien, Kid Koala, and Dan The Automator pool their skills for this dawn of the 2000s sci-fi hip hop classic – the masterful Deltron 3030! The guest list is almost too long to get into, but Money Mark, Prince Paul, PB Wolf and Mr. Lif are all here, along with many others. One of the benchmark albums in the leftfield underground hip hop canon – and a hugely influential set that burst the doors wide open for the more creative spirits in the hip hop and even experimental pop. Tracks include "State Of The Nation", "3030", "The Fantabulous Rap Extravaganza", "Things You Can Do", "Positive Contact", "St Catherine St.", "Virus", "Mastermind", "National Movie Review", "Time Keeps On Slipping", "Turbulence (remix)", "Battlesong", "Memory Loss" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Deltron 3030 (plus bonus tracks) ... CD 6.99

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✨✧ Flaming LipsYoshimi Battles The Pink Robots ... LP
Warner, 2002. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album
(US Pias pressing.)

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✨✧ Kool Moe DeeHow Ya Like Me Now (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Jive/FTG, 1987. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Kool Moe Dee's second album – a benchmark moment in mid-to-late 80s solo rap – and definitely worth a post millennium revisit! The title cut is a prime relic of the Kool Moe Dee vs. LL Cool J battles back in the day, and that along with "Wild Wild West" are bonafide classic cuts – but the a lot of the lesser remembered tracks here are ultimately just as nice. Even though it's only his second album, Moe was a block rockin' veteren by this point, with an MC pedigree stretching back to Treacherous Three, and is probably his sharpest point. Other tracks include "Suckers", "Way Way Back", "No Respect", "Don't Dance", "I'm A Player" and "Get Paid". This 2015 CD version includes 3 bonus mixes of "No Respect". CD

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✨✧ NasIllmatic ... CD
Columbia, 1994. Used ... Out Of Stock
The first album, with "Life's A Bitch", "One Love" and "It Ain't Hard To Tell" – what more do we need to say? How about beats by Primo, Pete Rock and Large Professor? Did this one get 5 mics from the Source? Didn't that count for something at the time? At any rate, despite the subsequent ups and downs of his career, and battles with Jay Z, amongst others, this album still stands as an all time high water mark for microphone technique and lyrical skills, with production to match. Also includes "NY State Of Mind", "The World Is Yours", "Halftime", "One Time 4 Your Mind", "Memory Lane" and "Represent". CD
 
 
 



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