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Nick ToschesSave The Last Dance For Satan (paperback) ... Book
Norton/Kicks, 2011. New Copy ... $7.99
Yeah, THIS is the Nick Tosches we want! Tosches has a way of chronicling the diseased, mobbed up underbelly of the 20th Century music rackets that's simply unrivaled – it's gut level brilliant and street smart writing like no one does anymore. Save The Last Dance For Satan is a more fleshed out and newly spun continuation of material published more than a decade ago as Hipsters And Hoodlums, in Vanity Fair magazine (boy, mainstream magazine content sure has changed a bunch since 2000) – chronicling the sleaze and criminality at the core of the 50s & 60s music biz. It's great! His best stuff has often read with the sweaty, intoxicating allure of seedy pulp storytelling, so it's an utmost pleasure to see his work put out by Kicks Books - which literally puts Tosches' work in just that kind of old school hip pocket paperback! He joins Andre Williams (whose "Jailbait" single is mentioned early in this book as the badass antidote to mid 50s candy-coated rock & roll that it most certainly was) and Sun Ra at Kicks. A couple of Tosches' more recent books have been a tough slog – more about his own near obsessive search for impossibly hidden subjects than anything else – but this slim 120 page tome is the opposite – it has us slobbering for more. Book

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TuurExodus – Concerto For Violin & Orchestra/Aditus/Exodus – Isabelle Van keulen/Paavo Jarvi/City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2003. Used ... $5.99
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(Includes original slipcase.)

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Piero Umiliani with Gato BarbieriUna Bella Grinta ... LP
CAM/Cinedelic (Italy), 1965. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99
An amazing set of modern jazz – penned by Italian film composer Piero Umiliani, but also played by a very hip group headed by a young Gato Barbieri! Although Gato's probably best known for his late 60s appearances on the American scene, and his 70s dates for Impulse and Flying Dutchman – his earlier work in Italy is all pretty darn great, and this set shows the budding modernist to be in very strong company with a lineup that includes Enrico Rava on trumpet and Franco D'Andrea on piano, plus bass and drums. Side one of the record features full orchestrations by Umiliani – still plenty jazzy, with some great horn passages and cool use of vibes. Then side two features Umiliani's music played by the small group with Gato in the lead – a really great mix of modes that make the soundtrack a real standout, both in the Italian jazz and film scenes of the 60s. Titles include "Jazz Alla Vivaldi", "Ballata Della Bassa Padana", "Brass Fugato", "Una Bella Grinta", "Lontananza", "Sequenze Autostrata", "Free Theme", and "Hammond Blues" LP, Vinyl record album

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Van Der StaakBellefleur – Pieter Van Der Staak/Milan Zelenka ... LP
Opus 3 (Sweden), 1985. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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(Cover has a few small stifckers.)

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Johnny Varro Swing SevenRing Dem Bells ... CD
Arbors, 2008. Used ... $5.99
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Sarah VaughanHow Long Has This Been Going On ... LP
Pablo, 1978. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $5.99
A great little date – one that's presented here with a really classic sense of jazz vocal recording, but oddly the kind of record that Sarah Vaughn hardly ever got to make back in the 50s! The setting is spare and simple – backing by a quartet that includes Oscar Peterson, Joe Pass, Ray Brown, and Louis Bellson – but all players are nicely relaxed here, and never too uptight, or trying to over-express their place in the lineup – and instead step forward gently, quietly, to match Sarah's wonderfully mature vocals on the record. Titles include "Easy Living", "You're Blase", "More Than You Know", "Teach Me Tonight", "Body & Soul", "How Long Has This Been Going On", and "Midnight Sun". LP, Vinyl record album

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Victor Victor & La BelloneraCajita De Musica ... CD
BMG/Ariola (Mexico), 1996. Used ... $4.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Cedar WaltonCedar's Blues ... LP
Red (Italy), 1985. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A great summation of all the growth, talent, and creativity that Cedar Walton had hit by the 80s – a record that draws on both his trio work and his larger projects like the Eastern Rebellion quartet – done with a vibe that's somewhere in the best space of both! The group here is a quintet – with old Jazz Messenger-mate Curtis Fuller on trombone and Bob Berg on tenor – as well as the rhythm team of David Williams on bass and Billy Higgins on drums. The range of players, ideas, and voices gives the record a really rich finish – but one that's till quite open and spontaneous, given the live setting of the recording. Titles include "Cedar's Blues", "Over The Rainbow", "Ugetsu", "Fiesta Espanola", and "Insight". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Cedar WaltonEastern Rebellion 1 ... CD
Timeless (Netherlands), 1975. Used ... $13.99
A seminal work in the development of the career of Cedar Walton – the formation of his excellent Eastern Rebellion ensemble, a group that became a platform for soul jazz expression for the next two decades! The group on this set features George Coleman on tenor, Sam Jones on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums – all working in territory that Walton and Clifford Jordan were exploring heavily at the time – long, drawn-out soul jazz tunes – frequently built upon modal rhythms, and touched with traces of post-Coltrane blowing. The key factor, though, is that the work's never too outside, never too overindulgent – just hard-swinging soul jazz, in a 70s expression of the older Blue Note ideal! Titles include "Bolivia", "5/4 Thing", "Mode For Joe", and "Naima". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Eastern Rebellion 1 ... CD

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Cedar WaltonEastern Rebellion 3 ... CD
Timeless/Solid (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $13.99
The lesser-known third album by Cedar Walton's landmark Eastern Rebellion combo – one of the most important indie soul jazz groups of the late 70s, still going strong on this set! The lineup is still the same as on the second set – with Bob Berg on tenor, Curtis Fuller on trombone, and the wonderfully solid team of Billy Higgins and Sam Jones on rhythm. However, the sound here is slightly different – with a more conscious sense of disharmony at times – creating an unsettling edge that replaces the warm, fluid feel of earlier records. The change shows that Walton and the group were still growing and searching – and titles include "Incognito", "Firm Roots", "Seven Minds", and "Never Never Land". CD

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Cedar Walton with Abbey LincolnMaestro ... LP
Muse, 1980. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A very unusual set for Cedar – one that has him working with vocalist Abbey Lincoln, in a session that marks a high point for both of them at the time! Cedar's group on the set is in a very Eastern Rebellion mode – with Bob Berg on tenor, Billy Higgins on drums, and David Williams on bass – and Abbey joins the group on 4 of the album's 8 tracks – the best of which are original numbers that feature a freshly inventive vocal style that really makes the album something special. Abbey sings some great lyrics to her originals "Castles" and "Not In Love" – as well as Cedar's excellent "The Maestro", a tune dedicated to the late Ellington. And the band grooves nicely on versions of Jobim's "Sabia", plus "Blue Monk" and "On The Trail". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some tape along the opening.)

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✨✧ Charles WillefordI Was Looking for A Street ... Book
Picturebox, 1988. New Copy ... $4.99 15.95
An autobiographical book from legendary crime writer Charles Willeford – and one that reads surprisingly like some of Willeford's famous pulp fiction! Unlike some of his crime contemporaries, Willeford had a pretty hard life – and the book tells the tale of the author as a child, moving through the underbelly of the United States as he struggles to survive as an orphan – a life that clearly looms large in the way he presents his later characters in fiction. There's a starkness to the writing that takes us back to the early pulp of William S Burroughs' Junkie, or maybe back further to the classic You Can't Win by Jack Black. 152 pages, softcover. Book

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Jimmy Lee WilliamsHoot Your Belly – The George Mitchell Collection (with download) ... LP
Big Legal Mess, 1977/1982. New Copy ... $11.99 15.98
Excellent recordings from rural Georgia – recorded in two different sessions as part of the George Mitchell project, and featuring really wonderful sounds from the obscure Jimmy Lee Williams! Jimmy plays electric guitar, and often with this cyclical, rhythmic style that's different than the usual country blues – almost modal in the way he progresses at times, as if he's grabbing back styles borrowed from blues and inflected by John Fahey, yet presenting them with a much more rootsy vibe. Of course, Williams would never be so cerebral about his approach – and we hardly need to be either, because there's an undeniable power to the waves of sound which emanate from his instrument, and which are usually matched by his vocals too. Titles include "You Got My Money", "Little Boy Blue", "Pretty Baby", "Step It Up & Go", "I Got To Know", "Jimmy Lee's Frolic", "What Make Grandpa Love My Grandma So", and "Have You Ever Seen Peaches". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus download, too!)

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Lester YoungTenor Sax Solos Vol 2 – Back Home Again In Indiana/Crazy Over JZ/Jump Lester Jump/Blues N Bells ... 7-inch
Savoy, Mid 50s. Very Good- (pic cover)... $2.99
7-inch, Vinyl record
(Sleeve has a small name in pen.)

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Young JessieDon't Happen No More ... LP
Jazzman (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $14.99
Solid sounds from Young Jessie – a onetime member of the famous Flairs, but a hell of a singer on his own! Jessie's got a raw power here that lives up to the best of the 50s R&B scene in California – and the set features work that the singer recorded for Capitol, Modern, Mercury, and other labels – all material that hardly ever got the right sort of circulation at the time – but which sounds brilliant here in one tight package! Backings are often razor-sharp, with a mix of R&B and jazz influences – a nod to the artist's later fame as jazz singer Obie Jessie, who we've stocked on some great contemporary spiritual jazz sessions. These sides are all soul, though – an early version of the style, produced with a nicely gritty edge – on cuts that include "Teacher Gimme Back", "I Smell A Rat", "Lonesome Desert", "Oochie Coochie", "Hit Git & Split", "Borwn Eyes", "The Wrong Door", "Lula Belle", "Mary Lou", and "Make Me Feel A Little Good". LP, Vinyl record album
(Numbered, limited edition of 999 copies – nice heavy pressing!)

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ZNRBarricade 3 ... LP
Superior Viaduct, 1976. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $13.99 24.99
Incredible experimental music from French duo ZNR – and a legendary record from 1976 that's so otherwordly, mesmerizing as it is, you'd be hard pressed to guess when it was recorded – it's kind of in it's own little universe! Spooky bits of piano and strange bits of synth are constant elements, as are eerie distorted bits of vocal – but those oddball elements are laced with more conventionally musical instrumentation that are closer to avant jazz. A strange gem! Includes "Le Grande Compositeur Vu De Face", "Droumier Assai Per S'Amourousis D'Un Moustre", "Seynete", "Espelisoun D'Uno Ribambello D'Evenimen Espetaclous Valentin Bilot", "Naive Description De La Formation", "Solo Un Dia", "Editioun Especialo D'Uno Grino De Jardin", "Trop De Douceur Ou Les Trois Soueurs: 2e Soeur" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Attila ZollerDream Bells (with bonus track) ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $13.99
A hell of an album from guitarist Attila Zoller – one that's just a trio date, but which almost seems to have a fuller feel than some of his records from the time! The rhythms are wonderful – this warm, round bass from Frank Luther, whose tones alone really create a soulful energy on the record – and drummer Sonny Brown's got this nicely skittish tone that percolates even the mellow moments in this really great way – leaving Zoller to solo spaciously over the top with a sublimet one, and maybe a slightly deeper sense of soul than usual. Titles include "Dream Bells", "Seascape", "In Your Own Sweet Way", and "Sudden Romance". CD features a bonus track – "Oleo". CD

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VariousAttack Dub – Rare Dubs From Attack Records 1973 to 1977 ... LP
Attack/Jamaican Recordings (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $11.99
The attack is sharp here, but the decay is what really moves us – that slow fade and spacey sound that makes classic dubs like this so great! The package pulls together lots of rare tracks from the Attack label of Bunny Lee – most with music by The Aggrovators, and a whole extra level of sound and space from the production – which really abstracts the core elements in this totally great way! Tunes include dubs of work by Linval Thompson, Johnny Clarke, Cornell Campbell, Barry Brown, and others – and titles include "Don't Cut Off Your Dub", "A Dancing Roots Version", "Dance With Me Baby", "I'm Gone Dub", "Money Dub", "The Meduca", and "Easy Skanking Version". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousBrazilian Guitar Fuzz Bananas – Tropicalista Psychedelic Masterpieces 1967 to 1976 (with download) ... LP
World Psychedelic Classics/Tropicalia In Furs, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
A fuzzed out treasure trove of rare Brazilian psychedelia – wild stuff that's in many ways akin to the freewheeling sounds of the Tropicalia movement, but not necessarily taking on the cultural and political weight of that movement – and more about the boundless spirit of psychedelia and funk rock around the globe! The sounds are buzzing and indeed fuzzy throughout, ranging from raw and ramshackle guitar jams to more organ and drum driven funky, and it's really incredible stuff all around. We've been purveyors of hard to find Brazilian music for many many years, and this set – compiled by Joel Stones – brings to light some numbers we've never heard! 16 tracks in all: "Tema De Banana", "Era Uma Nota De" Loyce E Os Gnomes, "I Wanna Be Your Man" by Youngsters, "Ourico" by Serguei, "Lindo Sonho Delirante" by Fabio, "Cinturao De Fog" by Marisa Rossi, 'Som Imaginario De Jimmi Hendrix" by The Pops, "The Lantern" by Mac Rybell and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Repressed!)

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✨✧ VariousBurbank ... LP
Warner, 1972. Very Good+ 2LP ... $5.99
Groovy Warner! The comp features work by Alice Cooper, Van Dyke Parks, Curved Air, John Cale, Tower Of Power, Labelle, Maxayn, The Meters, Foghat, Beaver & Kraus, Captain Beyond, Martin Mull, John Renbourn, John Baldry, and Deep Purple! LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice booklet too!)
 
 
 



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