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Illinois JacquetFlying Home ... LP
Imperial, Early 50s. Very Good ... $3.99
A great little album that appears to compile sides that Jacquet cut for the Aladdin label earlier in the 50s (or 40s?), issued here by Imperial during the late 50s as a full LP. The tracks are a great mix of jazz and R&B, with that heavy pyrotechnic style that Jacquet used often with Hampton, and which proved to be a huge influence on many tenor giants of the R&B field in the 50s. Titles include "Blow Illinois Blow", "Destination Moon", "Goofin Off", "Big Dog", "For Europeans Only", "Jivin With Jack The Bellboy", and "Illinois Blows The Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has split seams with a few spots of tape.)

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Illinois JacquetIllinois Jacquet & His Tenor Sax ... LP
Aladdin, Late 40s. Sealed ... $19.99
An excellent LP collection of Jacquet's early work for the Aladdin label – hard-grooving numbers cut on the heels of his fame with the Lionel Hampton group, a mixture of swing, bop, and a bit of R&B. Titles include "Sahara Heat", "Illinois Blows The Blues", "Goofin Off", "Flying Home (parts 1 & 2)", "Throw It Out Of Your Mind Baby", "For Europeans Only", "Jivin With Jack The Bellboy", and "It's Wild". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s French pressing.)

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Dick JohnsonMusic For Swinging Moderns ... CD
EmArcy/Nippon (Japan), 1956. Used ... $19.99
One of the few albums ever recorded by one of our favorite alto players of the 50s! Dick Johnson is a real lost talent – a sharp-edge player who came from the same Boston scene as Charlie Mariano, and who had a similarly soulful approach! His tone is as sharp as that of Lee Konitz, but he plays with a bit more boppish intensity, and also hits some deeper moments that make you feel like he thinks he's playing a tenor – all of which makes for an incredible record that we've treasured as one of his rare few statements from this brilliant period. Titles include "Honey Run", "The Belle Of The Ball", "You've Changed", "Poinciana", and "The Things We Did Last Summer". CD
(Out of print.)

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Clifford Jordan, Von Freeman, Norman Simmons, etcHyde Park After Dark ... LP
Beehive, 1981. Near Mint- ... $11.99
A great tribute to the Chicago jazz scene of years back – a reunion of important players from the 50s, recorded in the laidback jam session style you'd expect to hear in an older club! The set was lovingly put together by pianist Norman Simmons, who arranged the tracks on the record – but it's more of a jam session sort of collective effort – and features work by Clifford Jordan, Von Freeman, Cy Touff, Victor Sproles, and Wilbur Campbell – in addition to Simmons own piano. Tracks are all played in an easy-going style with a main focus on the solos, and titles include "Hyde Park After Dark", "You're Blase", "Lotus Blossom", "Sad Sam", and "I Waited For You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert. Cover has light wear & a promo sticker.)

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King Jammy & OthersKing Jammy's – Selector's Choice Vol 1 ... CD
Jammy's/VP, Early/Mid 80s. Used 2 CDs ... $9.99
We can't think of a better word to describe this selection than choice, as it bumps like jeep with a broken suspension on dirt road in the Jamaican countryside! This box set features2 CDs of the 80s output of Lloyd King Jammy James, the man who elevated the Casio from musical toy to a sound bwoy killing beat machine! An essential musical portrait of the man who virtually single handedly transformed the Dancehall era and influenced the sound of an entire generation of Jamaican music, with the tracks arranged by rhythm. This volume features 39 cuts on 2 discs: including "Under Mi Sleng Teng", "Come Along" and "Ain't No Meaning" by Wayne Smith, "Draw Mi Mark", "Good Morning Teacher" and "Hog In A Minty" by Nitty Gritty, "Warrior", "No Sound Like We" and "Buddy Bye" by Johnny Osbourne, "It A Ring" by Tonto Irie,"Stalag Excursion" by Dean Fraser, "Mr Landlord" by Half Pint, "Nah Look No Wuk" by Cocoa Tea, "Bad Bwoy Gone A Jail" by Super Black, "Pumpkin Belly" by Tenor Saw, "Original Fat Thing" by Echo Minott, "Eagles Feather" by Nicodemus, "Big Belly Man" by Admiral Bailey, "Me Nuh Response" by Major Worries and "Police Inna England" by Peter Metro. CD

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KinksKink Kontroversy ... LP
Reprise, 1966. Near Mint- ... $49.99
Ray Davies is really coming into his own by the time of this third album by The Kinks – penning almost all the tunes in the set, and really starting to stretch out with some of his more unique ideas! The songs are already beginning to show that picture postcard side of British pop that was the Kinks stock in trade during their best years – and the themes and subjects are really expanded from the group's music of the previous years – already shaking off their American influence, and bringing the world a decidedly English version of rock and roll. Of course, the album does feature the group's wonderful cover of "Milk Cow Blues" – still a nice link to the earlier years – plus the Davies originals "When I See That Girl Of Mine", "I Am Free", "Till The End Of The Day", "The World Keeps Going Round", "I'm On An Island", "It's Too Late", "You Can't Win", "Where Have All The Good Times Gone", "Gotta Get The First Plane Home", and "Ring The Bells". LP, Vinyl record album
(Tri-color stereo pressing. Vinyl is nice. Cover has light wear & a cutout grommet.)

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John KlemmerInvolvement (paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Cadet/Verve, 1967. Used ... $6.99
Beautiful early work from John Klemmer – one of the most under-rated talents of his generation, and a great player who frequently gets overlooked because of his later, smoother work. This album is Klemmer's first – recorded with a soulful Chicago tenor sound, touched with some of the freedoms of the late 60s Cadet Records scene. The approach is a bit like Eddie Harris at his best – with Klemmer rolling out soulful, stretched out notes over backing by a Harris-inspired rhythm section that includes Melvin Jackson on bass, Wilbur Cambell on drums, and Jodie Christian on piano. The groove is very solid, very in the pocket – and Klemmer blows in a tradition that includes Frank Strozier and Eric Alexander – 2 other players who've made a strong contribution to the Chicago scene. Titles include "My Blues", "Will N Jug", "Passion Food", "Stand In the Sun", and "Later With Them Woes". CD
(Out of print.)

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Kondi BandSalone ... CD
Strut (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
Very cool sounds from a wonderful pairing of sources – the ancient African thumb piano and contemporary funky production – at a level that's almost a 21st Century update of the American 70s kalimba experiments by Phil Cohran and Earth Wind & Fire! There's moments here that definitely seem to evoke the latter's mix of kalimba and clubby grooves – but in a much more stripped-down way that puts the instrument strongly upfront, to carry most of the tune – while very tasteful beats and basslines set up a groove! The mode might sound hokey – and in the wrong hands it could be – but the approach is wonderful here, and very much in the best legacy of the older Afro Funk reissues we've loved from the Strut label. Titles include "Yeanoh", "Thank You Mama", "Belle Wahalla", "Titi Dem Too Service", "Don Don Mi Money", "Kondi Instrumental", "You Wan Married", "Thogolobea (LV rmx)", "Y'Alimamy (Chief Boima rmx)", and "Without Money No Family (Chief Boima rmx)". CD
Also available Salone ... LP 19.99

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Kondi BandSalone ... LP
Strut (UK), 2017. New Copy 2LP ... $19.99 23.99
Very cool sounds from a wonderful pairing of sources – the ancient African thumb piano and contemporary funky production – at a level that's almost a 21st Century update of the American 70s kalimba experiments by Phil Cohran and Earth Wind & Fire! There's moments here that definitely seem to evoke the latter's mix of kalimba and clubby grooves – but in a much more stripped-down way that puts the instrument strongly upfront, to carry most of the tune – while very tasteful beats and basslines set up a groove! The mode might sound hokey – and in the wrong hands it could be – but the approach is wonderful here, and very much in the best legacy of the older Afro Funk reissues we've loved from the Strut label. Titles include "Yeanoh", "Thank You Mama", "Belle Wahalla", "Titi Dem Too Service", "Don Don Mi Money", "Kondi Instrumental", "You Wan Married", "Thogolobea (LV rmx)", "Y'Alimamy (Chief Boima rmx)", and "Without Money No Family (Chief Boima rmx)". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Salone ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ Konono No 1Lubuaku ... CD
Terp (Netherlands), 2003. Used ... $4.99
A brilliantly funky and raw live recording by the Congo's great Konono No 1 – taped in Vera, Holland on their first European tour in February of 2003, and released on Terp, the label owned by Terrie Ex of the Ex! The brittle, in-the-red likembe patterns fly by in high-velocity cycles, amped-up by the group's trademark distortion and relentlessly propelled by a three-piece rhythm section of congas, cow bells, and metal percussion – and all of it's topped by great call-and-response singing. Although the music is rooted in the ancient traditions of the Bazombe – a tribe indigenous to the area around the Angola-Conga border – the furious attack almost sounds like a cross between techno throb and punk energy. It's no surprise that the band's touring mates, the Ex, preferred to open for Konono – there's no way anyone could follow this mind-numbing stuff. Tracks include "Ditshe Tshiekutala", "Mokanda Mbuta", "Kulekule", "Ku Hollande", and "Ngudi Vakanda/Lufua-Luandonga". CD
(Out of print. Includes slipcase.)

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Joachim KuhnBold Music ... CD
MPS (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $18.99
Bold music, indeed – a tremendous blend of avant garde jazz and groovier moments from pianist Joachim Kuhn! The style is a great illustration of the two key poles of the MPS label at the end of the 60s – the company's willingness to take a chance on freer jazz artists, but also its ability to sometimes focus those artists in a bit more, and get them to record tunes with a strong rhythmic pulse and nice sense of groove. Kuhn's working here not only on acoustic piano, but also alto sax, gong, antelope horn, and more – and other members of the group include JF Jenny-Clarke on bass and cello, Jacques Thollot on percussion, and Stu Martin on drums and bells! Titles include the groover "Depression & Illusion", plus "Third World War", "Message From Upstairs", "The Child Out There Somewhere", "Vampires Castle", and "My Friend The Yogi". CD

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Smiley LewisI Hear You Knocking – The Best Of Smiley Lewis ... CD
EMI/Collectables, Late 50s. Used ... $7.99
Classic New Orleans soul from Smiley Lewis – an artist who's best known for his classic "I Hear You Knocking", but who has a lot more great tracks under his belt! Titles include "Bumpity Bump", "Bells Are Ringing", "Blue Monday", "Lillie Mae", "Real Gone Lover", and "One Night". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Nils LindbergSaxes Galore/Brass Galore ... CD
Bluebell (Sweden), 1979/1981. Used ... $8.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Henry LowtherChild Song (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Deram (Japan), 1970. Used ... $26.99
One of the few albums cut as a leader by trumpeter Henry Lowther – a great player on the British scene of the end of the 60s, but one who mostly labored in the service of other groups at the time! Lowther emerges here as an extremely visionary leader – one with a scope of expression and embellishment to match the work of some of his Deram labelmates at the time – especially Mike Westbrook and John Surman. For the album, Lowther plays both trumpet and violin – working in a group that includes tenor, bass clarinet, percussion, and some sparing, but beautiful use of electric piano – just enough to tipple along with the tunes in a lyrical way, and never too much to over-electrify things past the gentler notes of the acoustic instruments. The keyboardist for the set is the lesser-known Mike McNaught, and his work on the session is really wonderful – and the whole album has a gentle approach that's really great, and proof of the depth that was going on in the younger side of the British scene of the time. Titles include "Puppet Song", "Between", "Trav'lling Song", and "Plaything". CD
(SHMCD pressing, includes obi. Slight crease on sleeve.)

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Victor LundbergOpen Letter ... LP
Liberty, Late 60s. Sealed ... $4.99
The other side of the sixties – the Barry Goldwater, Middle America one. The follow-up LP to Victor Lundberg's hit single "An Open Letter to My Teenage Son", a Vietnam-era spoken word track in which a conservative father explains to his son that although rebellion is in the tradition that made America great, "If you burn your draft card, then I have no son!". Loads of conservative rants with music..."Dear Son, you asked my reaction to long hair or beards on young people". Well son, Victor's gonna give you an earful! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a Mono promo sticker.)

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Johnny LytleSoulful Rebel/People & Love ... CD
Milestone/Dusty Groove, 1971/1972. New Copy ... $5.99 12.98
Two lost smokers from vibes legend Johnny Lytle – back to back on a single CD! The Soulful Rebel is lost early 70s set from Lytle – totally funky, but in a way that's very different than his famous 60s work! The album's got a sweet electric groove that comes not only from Johnny's vibes, but also from the sweet Hammond and Fender Rhodes of Billy Nunn, and the smoking guitar of David Spinozza – who really wails away here, and brings in a cutting edge to the tunes that's a lot sharper than some of his later work! Lytle's vibes are wonderful throughout – filled with that sense of space, soul, and timing that's always made him one of the grooviest players ever on the instrument – and this time around, he seems to have an even greater ear for unusual tones – in a way that makes the album sparkle strongly throughout! The rhythms are smoking, too – with Ron Carter on electric bass, Jozell Carter on funky drums, and Ray Barretto on congas – cooking things up righteously on the album's funky tunes. Highlights include the stone smoker "Gunky", a great remake of "The New Village Caller", and a reworking of "Lela" – plus the extended "Soulful Rebel Suite" – mighty nice! People & Love is one of Johnny Lytle's most righteous albums ever – a soaring, spacious set that's almost to Lytle's career what Gears was to Johnny Hammond's! Of course, Lytle's groove here is different – no Mizell production, and a mellower feel overall – but the unbridled space of 70s Milestone is definitely a key influence here – and Johnny stretches out here like never before! The players are all pretty hip – and include Daahoud Hadi (aka Butch Cornell) on electric piano and organ, Marvin Cabell on flute and tenor, Bob Cranshaw on bass, Betty Glamann on harp, and Jozell Carter on drums – all perfect mates here for Johnny's spiritual exploration of sound with his vibes – in ways that are almost more amazing than work from Bobby Hutcherson or Roy Ayers at the time! Titles include an amazing original called "Libra", plus "Tawhid", "Where Is The Love", "Family", and a version of "People Make the World Go Round". CD
(On the Dusty Groove label.)

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Dave Mackay with Vicky HamiltonHands ... LP
Discovery, 1968/1982. Very Good+ ... $0.99
A split LP that offers some key tracks from the classic Dave Mackay & Vicky Hamilton album on Impulse from 1968, plus later piano trio recordings by Dave from 1982! Dave & Vicky are represented here by the first 4 tracks on the record – "Blues For Hari", "Here", Now", and "3 For 5" – and on these tunes, the pair are sort of like a hip version of Jackie & Roy – usually singing together on their tracks, with a mixed male/female vocal approach that sounds totally great – and which really fits the breezy mood of the tunes on the set! Dave himself plays Fender Rhodes and piano – along with an odd little combo that includes flute and tenor played by Ira Schulman, percussion by Francisco Aguabella, and guest sitar by by Ray Neapolitan. Other tracks on the album are all from 1982, and feature Dave in warmer trio context with Andy Simpkins on bass and Joey Baron on drums. Titles include "Hands", "The Andyman Suite", and "Triste". LP, Vinyl record album

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Main IngredientLTD/Black Seeds (with bonus track) ... CD
RCA/Real Gone, 1970/1971. New Copy ... $8.99 16.98
A pair of wonderful albums from The Main Ingredient – back to back on a single CD! LTD is a wonderful debut from The Main Ingredient – and a record that really shows the new style they'd bring to group soul music in the 70s! There's a righteous energy here right from the start – a mode that echoes some of the earlier New York groups of the late 60s, but which also focuses things with a new level of sophistication that really helps things soar – this sublime blend that really makes the most of the wonderful vocals of the trio! Arrangements are by Bert De Coteaux, who gives the group a tightness on their charts, yet still really lets them find their own way on vocals – kind of a freer style than some of the west coast soul groups that RCA had been working with. The whole album's great – sublime right from the start – and titles include "Can't Stand Your Love", "The Girl I Left Behind", "Brotherly Love", "Magic Shoes", and the lovely "Una Bella Melodia Braziliana". Black Seeds is a record that really has The Main Ingredient coming into their own – finding a new sort of righteous energy that really sets them apart from some of their contemporaries – even some of the other east coast soul groups recording for RCA at the time! The title track is a long-standing statement of pride and power that never gets old – and has this mix of groove and larger charts that's similar to Eddie Kendricks' in his People Hold On period – with a similar influence on styles for years to come – and the record continues with a really fresh batch of tunes that continues to push the social agenda forward – while still allowing for a few sweet moments too. Titles include massive cut "Black Seeds Keep On Growing" – plus "Just Say It Again", "Baby Change Your Mind", "Why Can't We All Unite", "Another Day Has Come", "Movin On", and "You Ain't Got It No Way". CD features the bonus track "Psychedelic Ride". CD

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MaloDos ... LP
Warner, 1972. Very Good Gatefold ... $9.99
A seminal bit of Latin funk from the Bay Area scene of the early 70s – the second album from Malo, and an even harder-hitting jam session than the first! The group are really in top form here – taking off with Santana-inspired riffs that are filled with heavy percussion, soaring organ, and guitar from Carlos' brother Jorge – all matched by some incredible horn work from trumpeter Forrest Bachtel and a young Hadley Caliman – sounding especially great here before his solo years as a jazz artist! The legendary Francisco Aguabella is on conga, and tracks include "Momolombo", "Oye Mama", "I'm For Real", "Midnight Thoughts", "Hela", and "Latin Bugaloo". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ MaloEvolution ... LP
Warner, 1973. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $9.99
Malo may be evolving a bit, but they're still right in the pocket as far as we're concerned! This excellent west coast Latin ensemble mixes together jazz, funk, soul, and slight touches of Chicano rock – into a heavy groove that was one of the best-conceived at the time. Jorge Santana lays down lots of heavy guitar licks, Francisco Aguabella's on percussion and congas, and Ron DeMasi plays plenty of hot lines on the Hammond organ and electric piano. Titles include "Moving Away", "I Don't Know", "Merengue", "Street Man", and "Entrance To Paradise". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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