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Archie Bell & The DrellsDance Your Troubles Away ... LP
TSOP, 1975. Very Good ... $4.99
Although Archie Bell & The Drells had recorded earlier with Gamble & Huff on Atlantic, this is their first album for the team's own label – and it's a killer! In a way, Archie and group were sort of responsible for getting Gamble & Huff their own famous imprint in the first place – because their work with the team on Atlantic yielded some instant hits that really pointed the way towards the hit Gamble & Huff style of the 70s, and that sound is brought up-to-date nicely on this LP. The record really retains the strong vocal sound of earlier years – and has some of the best harmonies the band ever recorded, very much in the mode of The O'Jays or Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes. McFadden & Whitehead and Bunny Sigler wrote most of the material, backing is by the Instant Funk group, and the Gamble & Huff team handled production on all cuts. Titles include "Let's Groove", "I Won't Leave You Honey, Never", "Let's Groove", "The Soul City Walk", "Dance Your Troubles Away", and "I Love You (But You Don't Even Know It)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover & label have an ink stamp.)

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Archie Bell & The DrellsWhere Will You Go When The Party's Over ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1976. Very Good+ ... $6.99
An excellent set of midtempo soul tracks recorded at Sigma Sound – and probably the group's greatest album for Philly International! The progression from raw Texas funk to smooth Philly soul was a big one – but Archie and crew did it wonderfully, and kept a lot of their soul intact during the move – really shining strongly in this new mode, and keeping their sound alive a lot longer than most of their late 60s contemporaries. Proof that the group sound was one of the biggest assets of the Philly imprint – whatever the form, and whatever the origin. Includes the stellar cuts "Don't Let Love Get You Down" and "Where Will You Go When The Party's Over" – plus "Everybody Have A Good Time", "I Swear You're Beautiful", "I Bet You I Can Do That Dance You're Doing", and "Nothing Comes Easy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear & some minor staining.)

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Graeme BellInside Jazz Down Under (10-inch EP) ... LP
Angel, 1955. Very Good+ ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Reverend Douglas Bell & The Stage CruisersNuclear Blast (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Big Legal Mess/Fat Possum, 1960s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Raw and rumbling gospel sounds from the Designer Records vaults – real and resonant southern gospel from Reverend Douglas Bell & Th Stage Cruisers! Heavy vocals & sermonizing with swirling organ and wailing keyboards along with the impassioned vocals. As with the material on the Together compilation, the material is well produced, with bluesy, gritty immediacy. Titles include "Nuclear Blast", "Bitter And The Sweet", "I Got To Make Heaven My Home", "Hard Love Affair", "I Got A Home", "I'll Fight Goliath", "How Many Miles To Heaven", "What You Need From The Lord" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ William BellBound To Happen ... LP
Stax, 1969. Very Good ... $29.99
Killer work from William Bell – a record that has him really unfolding and growing at the end of the 60s – taking off with a new sort of energy that we hardly would have expected a few years before! The sound here is nicely deep and mature – still in a classic Memphis mode, but with nods to some of the changes going on in soul all around the country from in the 60s – a style that sifts in some of the best righteous elements from other scenes, then wraps them up nicely with a sweet Tennessee glow. The album was the first to include Bell's excellent track "I Forgot To Be Your Lover" – which has a vibe that's sort of a mix of East Coast and Memphis soul – and other titles include covers of "Western Union Man" and "Everyday People", plus a number of great post-1968 Stax tunes, most of which were written by Booker T. Jones – including "Johnny I Love You", "All God's Children Got Soul", and "A Smile Can't Hide". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has split seams, with several pieces of clear tape holding the top.)

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Katie Bell Nubin with Dizzy GillespieSoul Soul Searching ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Folksy spirituals on Verve – recording with backings from Dizzy Gillespie! LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing.)

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✨✧ Carey Bell & Tough LuckMellow Down Easy ... LP
Blind Pig, 1991. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent 180 gram vinyl.)

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✨✧ Lightnin SlimLightnin Slim's Bell Ringer ... LP
Excello, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $34.99
Stunning work from Lightnin Slim – the kind of record that only features a handful of elements, but makes them come across with a heck of a lot of power right from the very first note! Slim plays a mighty loose electric guitar – full of twists and turns, and some great grooves too – but with a lot less of the too-tight modes of later electric blues years – which turns out to be a perfect fit for his raw vocals, and the really romping grooves of the tunes! Drums are spare, but nicely pointed – and there's often just the right bit of harmonica to sew the tunes up nicely. Titles include "Love Is Just A Gamble", "Somebody Knockin", "You Give Me The Blues", "You Move Me Baby", "Wintertime Blues", "Mean Old Lonesome Truth", "Love Me Mama", and "She's My Crazy Little Baby". LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice late 60s pressing – second cover image, and a red, white, and blue label!)

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WaltonBelshazzar's Feast – Donald Bell/William Walton/Philharmonia Orchestra & Chorus ... LP
Angel, 1958. Sealed ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing.)

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✨✧ O'JaysO'Jays (Bell pressing) ... LP
Bell, Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
This is the second version of an album that was first pressed under the title Back On Top – repackaged here with a slicker cover during the early 70s, to cash in on the fame that the O'Jays were having at Phily International. Although the group's Philly recordings are always touted as some of their best work, we love this early material produced by George Kerr – with a sound that's very similar to classic New Jersey groups like The Moments and The Whatnauts (and which also features a few songs that were covered by those groups, too). The band have heavenly harmonies that are more fragile than on their tightly-sewn Gamble/Huff work, with some elements of the deeper soul that was on some of their earlier recordings. For some reason, the album links together the tracks with a fake "audience" sound, as if it's a live album – which it really isn't. We can forgive the producers at Bell for that, though – because the tracks are so great! Includes the single "I'll Be Sweeter Tomorrow", plus "I'm So Glad I Found You", "Look Over Your Shoulder", "Going Going Gone", and "I Dig Your Act". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)
 
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Burt BacharachLost Horizon – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Bell, 1973. Sealed Gatefold ... $3.99
One of Bacharach's strangest records! The soundtrack was written for the huge flop musical Lost Horizon – and it features all vocal tracks, sung by the likes of Shawn Phillips, Sally Kellerman, and Diana Lee. The overall feel is very sing-songy, with kind of a children's them sort of sound – but there's actually a few nuggets of great songwriting in here, especially on the tracks "The World Is A Circle" and "Living Together, Growing Together". LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a hole in one corner. Cover has a peeled spot from sticker removal.)

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✨✧ Al GreenAl Green ... LP
Bell, 1972. Very Good- ... Just Sold Out!
Al Green's first LP – with a very different feel than his later work on Hi. The record's got a harder southern soul groove – almost in a Wilson Pickett/Arthur Conley mode, but with some sweeter elements in the backing. Al's voice is still incredible, although different than later, in that he's singing with a really open vibe, letting himself go a bit more, and not keeping in that smooth sophisticated mode of later years. Originally released by the tiny Hot Line label, and issued here by Bell Records when Al started to hit big with Hi Records during the early 70s. Titles include "Back Up Train", "Get Yourself Together", "Don't Leave Me", "Let Me Help You", "Hot Wire", and "Stop & Check Myself". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear & a partially split top seam.)

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✨✧ GryphonRed Queen To Gryphon Three ... LP
Bell, 1974. Very Good- ... Just Sold Out!
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(US pressing.)

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Quincy JonesBob & Carol & Ted & Alice ... LP
Bell, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Swingers unite! Quincy Jones did the score for this very strange film about two couples who decided to freak out their marriages a bit. Some of the material features some jazzy remakes of Handel's "Hallelujah Chorus", but other tracks have a nice groovy sound to them. Includes a bunch of versions of "What the World Needs Now" – plus instrumental cuts "Giggle Grass", "Flop Sweat", "Dynamite", and "Sweet Wheat". LP, Vinyl record album

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Michel LegrandLegrand Ecran ... LP
Bell (France), 1973. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Hard-to-find work by Michel Legrand – screen themes for films that include Maison De Poupee, Le Feux De La Chandeleur, Le Gang Des Otages, L'Impossible Objet, La Vielle Fille, Les Maries De L'An 2, and Un Homme Est Mort! LP, Vinyl record album

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Partridge FamilyPartridge Family Shopping Bag ... LP
Bell, 1972. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $6.99
Surprisingly sublime pop from The Partridge Family – served up with superb arrangements from Wes Farrell and Mike Melvoin, the latter of whom plays some really great keyboards on the set! In fact, all the instrumentation is pretty great – guitar from Dennis Budimir and Larry Carlton, drums from Hal Blaine, and bass from Max Bennett – all nice and tight, in a way that makes these tunes a lot groovier than you might otherwise think! Titles include "Girl You Make My Day", "Last Night", "Every Song Is You", "Something New Got Old", "Am I Losing You", "Hello Hello", and "There'll Come A Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the shopping bag and insert! Insert is missing the mail-in portion.)

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Suzi QuatroQuatro ... LP
Bell, 1974. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Suzi Quatro's left turn into a slightly poppier realm – with a few bubblegum buzzsaw blasts reminiscient of early gems – but with some surprises lighter and dreamier touches! Includes a few originals and some covers, some blistering guitars and sing-a-long choruses. Includes "The Wild One", "Keep A Knockin'", "Too Big", "Move It", "Savage Slilp", "Cat Size", "Friday" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Quincy JonesCactus Flower – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Bell, Late 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A wild soundtrack by Quincy Jones – for this disturbing comedy that starred Walter Matthau, Goldie Hawn, and Ingrid Bergman. The theme, "The Time For Love Is Anytime", is a sad boozy number with vocals by Sarah Vaughan, and arrangements by Jimmy Haskell – but there's also a nice slow-funky version of the cut with electric piano and one with organ, both of which are very nice! Other tracks include funky keyboard instrumentals of pop hits – like "To Sir With Love", "I'm A Believer", "She Hangs Out", and "I Wonder What She's Doing Tonight" – plus the dreamy instrumental "The Spell You Spin", co-written with Dave Grusin. LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has promo sticker remnants on back.)

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✨✧ Box TopsCry Like A Baby ... LP
Bell, 1968. Used ... Out Of Stock
Early genius from Alex Chilton – with lots of original tunes written by Dann Penn and Spooner Oldham! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light surface wear, a cutout hole, and a light crease on one corner.)

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✨✧ DawnTuneweaving ... LP
Bell, 1973. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
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(Cover has a cut corner.)
 
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Burt BacharachBurt Bacharach (1971) ... LP
A&M, 1971. Very Good Gatefold ... $3.99
Insanely wonderful work by Bacharach – in a way that we can hardly begin to describe (but we'll certainly try!) By the time this one was recorded – 1971 – Burt's reputation as a songwriter and arranger were so firmly established that he had an incredible amount of freedom in the studio. Here, working with tunes that were mostly well-worn, plus a new one or two – Burt comes up with an amazingly complex set of arrangements, opening up his tunes like little flowers, focusing on a particular instrumental tendril, and drawing it out into incredible lines of melody and color. Proof of this is the album's extended version of "Wives & Lovers", or its suite for orchestra, entitled "And The People Were With Her". All tracks are great – from Burt's intimate vocal on "Hasbrook Heights", to the jangly instrumentation of "Freefall", to the completely recast versions of hits like "One Less Bell To Answer", "April Fools", and "Mexican Divorce". LP, Vinyl record album

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Bobby Blue BlandSweet Vibrations ... LP
MCA, 1980. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Produced by Monk Higgins and Al Bell – who give the record a surprisingly soulful groove! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Dollar Brand/Johnny DyaniGood News From Africa ... LP
Enja, 1973. Very Good+ ... $16.99
Beautiful duets between pianist Dollar Brand and legendary bassist/Blue Notes member Johnny Dyani – two great South African jazz musicians who should have recorded more together in a format like this! Brand's open-ended rolling piano lines bring out the best in Dyani's bass – which at this point in his career, was not often heard in such an intimate setting, and was instead often hidden amidst larger more bombastic groupings of avant players – a shift in setting that really brings out some of the more spiritual currents in his music. The record features a version of Brand's excellent "The Pilgrim", plus the tracks "Msunduza", "Ntsikana's Bell", "Good News", and "Moniebah". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo sticker, a scrape on front, mostly split top seam, and some splits on the spine and bottom seam.)

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Anthony Braxton3 Compositions Of New Jazz (North Lincoln) ... LP
Delmark, 1968. Near Mint- ... $16.99
Even at an early age, Anthony Braxton was already experimenting with new forms of jazz composition – and this 1968 debut as a leader is filled with the imaginative approaches to music that would make him a key shaper of jazz in the next decade! The tracks here are all quite long, and although free-sounding, still have an intrinsic logic dictated by Braxton's compositional ideals – played by himself on alto, soprano sax, clarinet, flute, and a variety of other instruments – in a quartet that features Leo Smith on trumpet and mellophone, Muhal Richard Abrams on piano and cello, and Leroy Jenkins on violin and viola. In true AACM fashion, all players pick up other instruments as the tunes roll on – percussion bits, kazoo, slide whistle, bells, and more – almost more Art Ensemble-like than some of Braxton's more tightly-controlled environments on later records. Titles include two pieces titled in Braxton's equation-like style – plus "The Bell". LP, Vinyl record album
(Later pressing with North Lincoln address.)

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John CarterNight Fire ... LP
Black Saint (Italy), 1981. Very Good+ ... $11.99
A lovely little record from John Carter – and a record with an even more sensitive feel than some of his other work of the time! The group's a quintet – with longtime associate Bobby Bradford on trumpet – yet the sound is in a much more different space than some of the other Carter/Bradford collaborations, much more clearly John's thing – given the way the tunes unfold. Reeds really get their space here – not just Carter's clarinet, but also the flute of James Newton, which seems to have more bite than usual – and in addition to Bradford's trumpet, other group members include Roberto Miranda on bass and William Jeffrey on percussion. Carter composed all tunes, and titles include "Buckin", "Night Fire", "Juba Stomp", "Morning Bell", and "Sweet Sunset". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some waviness from moisture.)

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Mitty CollierAtlanta Session ... LP
Peach Tree/Vivid (Japan), Mid 70s. Near Mint- ... $46.99
The only full length album ever issued of the Peachtree sessions that Chicago singer Mitty Collier cut with William Bell in Atlanta! Most material here features excellent songs written by either Bell or Collier – and the album also features a few other Bell productions of material by Jimmy Church and Emory & The Dynamics! LP, Vinyl record album
(Back cover has some light aging.)

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DelfonicsDelfonics Return ... LP
Poogie, 1981. Very Good+ ... $33.99
Wonderful rare work from The Delfonics – post-Bell recordings that still show the group at the top of their harmony game! The style here is somewhat more modern, but still plenty darn wonderful – with that sweetly crackling sound that's instantly recognizable on any Delfonics recording – produced and arranged beautifully by William Hart. And in fact, the slight change in backings makes for a fresher approach to the group's vocals than on some of their classics – a very groovy sound that we really like a lot! Titles include "The Phoney", "Men Of Action", "The Way Things Are", "This Time This Time", "I've Got Everything", and "Your Name". LP, Vinyl record album
(Label has a small stamp.)

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DellsFreedom Means ... LP
Cadet, 1971. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A stunning set from the mighty mighty Dells – a cool collaboration with the legendary arranger Charles Stepney and songwriter Terry Callier – and a record that shows just how far the group had come since their streetcorner harmony days! The vocals are incredible – that rich blend of deep notes and soaring highs that made The Dells one of the most technically amazing soul groups in the 70s – and Stepney's arrangements follow in the same mode as his work for their Dionne Warwick album, and his music for Minnie Riperton and Ramsey Lewis – with lots of groovy currents on the bottom and soaring strings on the top – sophisticated, but completely soulful too – at a level that nobody else can touch! Terry Callier wrote the original tunes "The Love We Had Stays On My Mind", "Freedom Means", "Melody Man", "Free & Easy", "Rather Be With You", and "It's All Up To You" – and the set also includes great remakes of "One Less Bell To Answer", "Make It With You", and "If You Go Away/Love Story". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a crease on one corner.)
Also available Freedom Means ... CD 13.99

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Curtis FullerBoss Of The Soul-Stream Trombone ... LP
Warwick, 1960. Near Mint- ... $38.99
We're not sure what "soul-stream" is as a genre – but given the strength of this record, we'd be more than willing to grant it onto Curtis Fuller all by himself! The record's a gem that's even more obscure than Fuller's already-rare dates for Blue Note at the end of the 50s – a crack set done for the Warwick label, and one that features an all-star group who've got a great blend of modern edges and soulful rhythms. Alongside Fuller's trombone, other players include Yusef Lateef on tenor and flute, Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Walter Bishop on piano, Buddy Catlett on bass, and Stu Martin on drums – making a rare early appearance here. Titles include "If I Were A Bell", "Do I Love You", "Chantized", "Flutie", "The Court", and "Mr L". LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice Japanese pressing!)

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✨✧ FunkadelicCosmic Slop ... LP
Westbound, 1973. Very Good- Gatefold ... $29.99
One of our favorite early Funkadelic albums – and a real turning point for the group! Gone are the trippier guitar solos of earlier days, and in their place is a tighter approach to funk – one that has the band grooving hard and soulfully on shorter tracks that perfect the dark vision hinted at in the Maggot Brain years! The tunes are shorter, funkier, and catchier – and the vocals are especially great – so much so than on the title cut "Cosmic Slop" has harmonies so great you'd swear you were listening to late-Motown Temptations! Other tracks continue with a great soul-based focus, and include "You Can't Miss What You Can't Measure", "Nappy Dugout", "No Compute", and "Can't Stand the Strain" – and the record is packaged in a mind-blowing wraparound cover by Pedro Bell, the first of many the band would use! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Janus pressing.)
Also available Cosmic Slop (180 gram blue & yellow vinyl pressing) ... LP 19.99

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Johnny Griffin & Matthew GeeSoul Groove ... LP
Atlantic, 1964. Good ... $9.99
A heck of a soul jazz treasure from the 60s – and one of the hardest-hitting jazz albums ever issued by the Atlantic Records label! The vibe here is almost more Prestige Records overall – with very gutbuckety work from Johnny Griffin on tenor and Matthew Gee on trombone – on gritty tunes that snap along beautifully, and have Geen hitting some of the best tones he'd ever record – trombone that's maybe in the spirit of Bennie Green at his best. The combo also features Hank Jones on both piano and organ – plus Aaron Bell on bass, and Art Taylor on drums – and titles are nicely unusual, and include "Mood For Cryin", "The Swingers Get The Blues Too", "Twist City", "Oh Gee!", "Here", and "Renee". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing. Cover has light wear.)
Also available
Soul Groove ... CD 7.99
Soul Groove ... CD 14.99

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Goldie HawnGoldie ... LP
Reprise, 1972. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A rare vocal outing from Goldie Hawn – recorded early in her career, and kind of a seminal shift away from the goofier side of her Laugh-In years! The style is surprisingly heartfelt, and quite intimate – a bit like that of Claudine Longet's later records at times, which is well suited to Goldie's voice, and no surprise considering that Longet's maestro Nick DeCaro had a hand in the set. Other tracks, though, bring in a bit more of a country influence – which is somewhat odd, but a really nice surprise in this setting – and shows a bit more depth than we'd expect from Hawn. Goldie's got some help on the record from Dolly Parton, Porter Wagoner, and Buck Owens & The Buckaroos – and titles include the wonderful "The House Song", plus "Carey", "Cloudy Summer", "Ring Bell", "Pasadena", "My Blue Tears", and "Uncle Pen". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo sticker & some light staining.)

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Willis JacksonWay We Were ... LP
Atlantic, 1975. Very Good+ ... $3.99
The soulful sax of Willis Jackson meets the Philly Soul mecca of Sigma Sound – and the result is a surprisingly wonderful album! Willis blows in the lead on all tracks, supported by legendary Sigma players – and the sound is a lush and sweetly soulful one, almost an instrumental version of the Philly work that had been coming out from some of the mellower soul groups on Atlantic at the time. Phil Hurtt co-produced the album with Tony Bell – and Phil also sings on the set, mostly working in background chorus modes, but occasionally speaking in a warm, romantic mode that's really nice. Titles include a nice remake of "Pick Up The Pieces", plus "Lady Marmalade", "Fire", "Love's Theme", "Brown Eyed Girl", and "Sideshow". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Bob JamesTwo ... LP
CTI, 1975. Very Good+ ... $8.99
A monster – and quite possibly one of the greatest Fender Rhodes albums of all time! Bob James is really at the height of his powers here – stepping out with a sound that's a lot smoother than some of his earlier work, yet in a groove that's never too slick or too overproduced – as happened with some of his later records on the Tappan Zee imprint. Here, James is still a master of space and sound – using the Fender Rhodes with bell-like tones to craft some key grooves that are still having an amazing impact today, more than 30 years after the album was initially recorded! There's a darkness here that we totally love – and tracks include the legendary "Take Me To The Mardi Gras", which has been sampled by Run DMC and loads of others – plus"The Golden Apple", "I Feel A Song", "You're As Right As Rain", "Farandole", and "Dream Journey". LP, Vinyl record album
(Later non-gatefold pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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John LennonImagine ... LP
Apple, 1971. Very Good ... $19.99
Not the out there primal scream of Plastic Ono, and more of an impeccably produced, easy to love landmark from John Lennon! The title track, beautiful as it is, is so heavily ingrained into rock & roll myth making machine that it's become too easy to overlook how great most of the songs on the album are. It must be the most consistent of John's LPs post-Beatles, and it's just about as essential as they come. Co-produced by Phil Spector, yet it's often not as grandly orchestrated as a Wall Of Sound effort, and well tailored to Lennon's songs. Includes "Give Me Some Truth", "Oh My Love", "How Do You Sleep?", "Imagine", "Crippled Inside", "Jealous Guy" and "I Don't Want To Be A Soldier". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing, with Bell Sound stamp.)

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Alan Lorber OrchestraLotus Palace ... LP
Verve, Late 60s. Very Good- Gatefold ... $5.99
An insane crazy mix of "eastern" instrumentation (sitars, tablas, etc) with groovy pop sounds of the late 60's – a perfect album in the Verve tradition, with some wonderful jazzy touches! Alan Lorber set the whole thing up – and peppered it with some great instrumentation, like tabla by Colin Wolcott, guitar and sitar by Vince Bell, and flute and tenor by Jerome Richardson. The album contains the sitar version of "Up, Up and Away" that's one of the all time eastern kitschy classics from the 60s – and it's also got loads of other great tracks, like spooky versions of "The Look of Love" and "Mas Que Nada", plus some very groovy originals like "The Flute Thing" and "Djellaba". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has split seams & wear.)

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Wynton MarsalisThink Of One ... LP
Columbia, 1983. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Wynton Marsalis' second date for Columbia Records, and an album that already has him stretching out from the first! Unlike before, when Wynton was given a few older players to help establish his sound, the group here is all Marsalis' own – with brother Branford on tenor and soprano sax, Kenny Kirkland on piano, Jeff Watts on drums, and either Phil Bowler or Ray Drummond on bass. Tracks are a mix of originals, and well-chosen modern moments from years past – played with a mix of soulful colors and more angular sounds, almost in the manner of VSOP from a few years before. Titles include "Fuschia", "Knozz Moe King", "Later", "The Bell Ringer", "Think Of One", and "Melancholia". LP, Vinyl record album

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Trade MartinMade For Each Other ... LP
Buddah, Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Soundtrack for a film that was a critics favorite at the time of its release – scored here with a mix of styles that runs from the groovy to the serious, with some odd kind of trippy touches thrown in for good measure! The best cuts are actually the mellowest ones – which have a slinky French late 60s soundtrack theme approach – with guitar, piano, or a bit of flute laying out the theme over some rhythmic string passages – almost in the best style of Francis Lai. Titles include "Fight After OJ", "Panda Telephones Gig", "Panda", "Theme From Made For Each Other", and "Zoom In On Dolls", which has some "special effect water guitar" by Vince Bell! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Memphis SlimWorld's Foremost Blues Singer ... LP
Strand, 1961. Very Good ... $14.99
A rare album from Memphis Slim – recorded in the US in 1961, one year before he decided to spend the rest of his career in Paris! The set was recorded in Chicago with some key contributions from John Calvin on alto, Johnny Board on tenor, and Matt Guitar Murphy on guitar – all players who really bring a lot to the set, and sometimes mix in some jazz undercurrents that expand the music nicely. One of the tighter, more polished sets we've ever heard from Slim – but in a good way – and titles include "Pigalle Love", "Four Walls", "Lonesome", "Cold Blooded Woman", "True Love", and "I'll Just Keep On Singing The Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing, with deep groove and Bell Sound stamp. Cover has a split top seam and small center split on the spine.)

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MFSBMFSB The Gamble-Huff Orchestra ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1978. Very Good+ ... $8.99
Excellent work from Gamble & Huff – with a strong Philly groove on just about every track, and good instrumental moments that really keep the groove fresh and strong. Many tracks have background female vocals on the choruses, and the record's got good percussion by Leroy Bell and synth and keyboards by Casey James. Tracks include "Use Ta Be My Guy", "To Be In Love", "Is It Something I Said", and a nice version of "Wishing On A Star". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)
 
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Sid BassWith Bells On – Tintinnabulation ... LP
RCA/Vik, 1957. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A groovy one from the always-great Sid Bass – a set that's filled with lots of percussion and bells! LP, Vinyl record album

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Louie BellsonRaincheck ... LP
Concord, 1978. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Features Blue Mitchell on trumpet and Ted Nash on alto and tenor! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Louie Bellson Drum ExplosionMatterhorn ... LP
Pablo, 1978. Very Good+ ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Al CampbellFence Too Tall ... LP
Live & Learn, 1987. Near Mint- ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Georges DelerueLes Plus Belles Musiques De Films De Georges Delerue Vol 1 ... LP
Barclay (France), Early 70s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $9.99
Features tracks from Police Python 347, Jamais Plus Toujours, Compte A Rebours, Le Grand Escogriffe, and L'Insoumis. LP, Vinyl record album

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Georges DelerueLes Plus Belles Musiques De Films De Georges Delerue Vol 2 ... LP
Barclay (France), Early 70s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $9.99
Features tracks from L'Important C'Est Daimer, Mona, La Peau Douce, Le Mepris, Quelque Part Quelqu'Un, and Heureux Qui Comme Ulysse. LP, Vinyl record album

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I RibelliI Ribelli ... LP
Contempo (Italy), 1968. Near Mint- (reissue)... $14.99
A very groovy group from the Italian scene of the 60s – one that clearly draw a lot of inspiration from both American soul and the garage underground – which is then fused into this really unique Italian language style of its own! There's plenty of fuzz on the guitars, and lots of organ lines in the quintet too – but the vocal phrasing and some of the rhythms show a love of Memphis and Muscle Shoals, which makes for a really great surprise – and also gives some of these tunes a really universal sort of appeal! The set features groovy covers of "Tell Mama", "Make Your Own Sweet Music", "Get Ready", and "You Keep Me Hanging On" – plus the titles "Un Posto Al Sole", "Pugni Chiusi", and "Nel Sole Nel Vento Nel Sorriso E Nel Pianto". LP, Vinyl record album

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Alhadji Haruna Ishola BelloAlhadji Haruna Ishola & His Apala Group (SRPS 20) ... LP
Star (Nigeria), 1975. Good+ ... $13.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear & pen.)

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LaBelleMoon Shadow ... LP
Warner, 1972. Very Good+ ... $29.99
One of the greatest albums ever by Labelle – known especially for the massive funky title cut, which has been an in-demand groover for years! "Moonshadow" begins with a nice funky piano intro, then rolls into a 10 minute groove that's really tasty – filled with lots of jazzy riffing, tasty conga, and a weird monologue by Patti that runs through different parts of the body and why you should appreciate them! The cut was lost on American audiences of the 70s, but became a huge one in the European jazz dance scene of the late 80s, probably because most of them couldn't understand how silly Patti's vocals were! The cut's nice and funky, though – and there's some other nice ones on the record, too, including "Sunday News", "Touch Me All Over", and "Peace With Yourself". Much more interesting than most of their stuff, with a hip mixture of jazz, soul, and hard grooving! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, and is missing the insert.)
Also available Moon Shadow ... LP 11.99

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LeadbellyHuddie Ledbetter's Best – His Guitar, His Voice, His Piano ... LP
Capitol, 1944. Very Good ... $9.99
Great 40s work from Leadbelly – featuring the man himself on vocals and guitar, caught in a nice raw mode – plus extra odd zither accompaniment on a few tracks too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing.)

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Chuck MangioneBellavia ... LP
A&M, 1975. Near Mint- ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Stevie NicksBella Donna ... LP
Modern, 1981. Sealed ... $13.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram remaster. Hype sticker has marker through the barcode.)

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Mike OldfieldTubular Bells ... LP
Virgin/Epic, 1973. Very Good- ... $1.99
Easily one of the most successful albums of the British jazz rock years – but still a longtime favorite of ours as well! Mike Oldfield sets a whole new standard here for concept rock – not only by working on a single album-length composition that spans all of sides one and two, but also by playing all instruments himself – in a one man symphony of sound that's pretty darn great! The main theme of the piece will be recognizable from it's stripped-down use in The Exorcist – but we really love Oldfield's expansion on it here in a range of different overdubbed instruments, which are also sometimes processed – and then introduced by Mike in a spoken part that's one of the highlights of the album. LP, Vinyl record album

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Riz OrtolaniBuona Sera, Mrs Campbell ... LP
United Artists, 1964. Very Good+ ... $1.99
Riz Ortolani did the soundtrack for this groovy film about 3 Americans (Peter Lawford, Telly Savalas, and Phil Silvers) returning to Italy after the war in a reunion with the woman who is the mother of a child that belongs to one of them. Sounds odd – and it is (believe us, we've seen the film!) Most of the score kind of has a romantic "vet returning to Italy after the war" feel – but there are some nice groovy moments – including the title theme "Buona Sera Mrs Campbell", a great vocal number by Jimmy Roselli! Other tracks include "Carla Is In Love", "Gia's Theme", "A Blessed Event", "Contessa Theme", "Fiesta In The Pizza", and "Braddock's Theme". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split on the bottom seam.)

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Oscar Peterson/Louis Bellson/John HeardLondon Concert – Royal Festival Hall 1978 ... LP
Pablo, 1978. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Don SebeskyThree Works For Jazz Soloists & Symphony Orchestra (Birds & Bella In B Flat/Rite Of Spring/Sebastian's Theme) (Original Master Recording) ... LP
Mobile Fidelity/Gryphon, 1979. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99
A serious later session from Don Sebesky – one that shows that he's still capable of plenty of darkness in his music, even after scoring some smoother sets in the 70s! The album's definitely got something of a "jazz orchestra" feel – with a full orchestra that initiates the proceedings, and sets the scene with a low-toned, rumbling sort of style – before the album then opens up into some much more jazz solo-based work that has a much more redemptive feel! Players include Alex Foster on tenor, Jon Faddis on trumpet, Gordon Beck on piano, Richard Davis on guitar, and Joe Beck on guitar – all of whom get some nice space to state their cases as the album rolls on – on three long tracks that include "Bird & Bela In B", "Rite Of Spring", and "Sebastian's Tune". LP, Vinyl record album

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Michael SembelloBossa Nova Hotel ... LP
Warner, 1983. Near Mint- ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve.)

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Willows featuring Tony MiddletonChurch Bells May Ring ... LP
Eldorado, 1988. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ LabelleChameleon ... LP
Epic, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A stone classic in the genre of bad-rapping female soul – and one of the key albums cut by the trio of Patti Labelle, Nona Hendryx, and Sarah Dash! The arrangements and production are handled by David Rubinson, who gives the set a nicely polished feel that gets a bit past some of the slight cliches that had been creeping into the girls work – a style that shows them equally well skilled at mellower numbers than at the funkier rockier tunes that were their more familiar stock in trade. Titles include "Come Into My Life", "A Man In A Trenchcoat (Voodoo)", "Get You Something New", "Going Down Makes Me Shiver", "Gypsy Moths", and "Who's Watching The Watcher?". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a tracklist sticker, promo stamp, and ink stamps.)

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✨✧ LabellePressure Cookin' ... LP
RCA, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An early classic from LaBelle – wonderful vocals mixed with both heavy funk and laidback spacey soul touches! The group had really hit their stride by this point – as the trio of Nona Hendryx/Sarah Dash/Patti Labelle push way past their girl group roots – and even some of the slightly less-formed modes of their Warner Brothers years – finding a really badass sort of territory that would serve them well for the rest of the 70s! The shift really pays off – as there's a number of good funky numbers on the album – and some righteous political lyricism in the mix, too – but also some mellower moments that really round things out nicely. The trio riff on a version of "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised", as led into by the cut "Something In The Air" – and other numbers include "Sunshine (Woke Me Up This Morning)", "Mr. Music Man", "Goin' On a Holiday", "Open Up Your Heart", "Let Me See You In The Light", and "Can I Speak to You Before You Go to Hollywood". LP, Vinyl record album
(Tan label pressing including inner sleeve. Cover has light wear and a peeled spot from sticker removal.)
 
 
 



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