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Aaron BellAfter The Party's Over ... LP
RCA, 1958. Very Good- ... $7.99
An obscure 50s session from bassist Aaron Bell – one of the player's few dates as a leader, cut at a time when he was working in Duke Ellington's group of the decade! As with some of Duke's other bassists, Bell's got a strongly pronounced tone – one that came through great in big group setting, and which really shines even more here – working in a mostly piano trio setting, and coming across with a good sense of bounce and soul. The album features Bell in a few different groups – with players who include Hank Jones or Charlie Bateman on piano, Ed Thigpen or Elvin Jones on drums, and a bit of extra trombone from Tyree Glenn. Bell even plays a bit of added tuba on a few tunes – using the instrument in a way that's not too different from his bass – and titles include "After The Party Blues", "Cool", "Party Blues", "Kumquat", "All The Way", "Love Nest", and a 2-part version of "Satin Doll". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original mono pressing. Cover has light wear & a name in pen on the back.)

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Archie Bell & The DrellsTighten Up ... LP
Atlantic, 1968. Very Good ... $24.99
An incredible bit of southern funk – the first landmark LP by Archie Bell & The Drells, and the first big burst of energy from the Texas scene of the 60s! The album's incredible – with Archie up front on rough-hewn vocals, the band grooving in a mad tangle of guitar, bass, and drums, and some super-fierce horn work by the TSU Tornadoes! You've no doubt heard the band's classic "Tighten Up (part 1)", but this album also includes the incredible "part 2" to the track – which takes the groove a million miles higher! And the whole album's equally great – filled with other tight soul gems that include "A Thousand Wonders", "I Don't Want To Be A Playboy", "Give Me Time", and "When You Left Heartache Began". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue & green label pressing. Cover has some splitting and a sticker.)

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Bell + ArcBell + Arc ... LP
Columbia, 1971. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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(Cover has light wear and a promo sticker.)

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Ray HeindorfFor Whom The Bell Tolls ... LP
Warner, 1958. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Worth it alone for the stunning cover image of Ingrid Bergman! LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label pressing.)

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✨✧ Archie Bell & The DrellsHard Not To Like It ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1977. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
One of the strong Philly LPs by Archie Bell and the Drells (and they really did make the transition to Philly pretty well). Side one has some of their more blatent attempts to appeal to the then hot disco crowd, but side two has them back in a great easy soul two-step sound, like "It's Hard Not To Like You", "There's No Other Like You" and "Real Good Feeling". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has some wear, a promo stamp, and a radio station tracklist sticker.)

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✨✧ William BellWow . . . William Bell ... LP
Stax, 1971. Used ... Out Of Stock
An album that definitely earns the "wow" in its title – as it makes us sit up and take new notice of William Bell's talents! Although Bell's best known for his earliest Memphis hits, he really changed a lot near the end of the 60s – evolving into a hipper, more mature singer capable of reaching new heights with his vocals – and touching on themes that go way beyond the early years. Part of the strength of the record is also due to the production – a full, proud effort helmed by Al Bell – and featuring contributions from a galaxy of Memphis and Muscle Shoals talents who include The Bar-Kays, Booker T, Eddie Hinton, and The Memphis Horns! Titles include the amazing track "I Forgot To Be Your Lover" – a number that really redefined William's sound – plus "You'll Want Diamonds", "I Can't Make It", "All For The Love Of A Woman", "My Door Is Always Open", and "I Can't Make It (All By Myself)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl is great – and cover is decent, too – but has a small split in one corner, which is slightly bumped – and some other light wear near the bottom.)
 
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Burt BacharachLost Horizon – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Bell, 1973. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $1.99
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
(In the fold-out gatefold cover.)

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Box TopsLetter/Neon Rainbow ... LP
Bell, 1967. Near Mint- ... $29.99
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(Stereo pressing. Cover has a light crease on one corner and some wear on the spine.)

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Box TopsNon Stop ... LP
Bell, Late 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $23.99
Great stuff from Alex Chilton and crew – sounding great here with some raw Memphis production from the legendary Dan Penn! Titles include "Sandman", "I'm Movin On", "People Gonna Talk", "She Shot A Hole In My Soul", "I Met Her In Church", "I Can Dig It", and "If I Had Let You In". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original stereo pressing.)

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Crazy ElephantCrazy Elephant ... LP
Bell, 1969. Very Good ... $24.99
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(Cover has moderate wear.)

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5th DimensionLiving Together, Growing Together ... LP
Bell, 1973. Near Mint- ... $2.99
The group's grown plenty by the time of this set – hitting a new level of sophistication that takes them way beyond the familiar pop of earlier years! There's definitely a more adult feel to some of these tracks than before – a maturing quality that's really wonderful – probably summed up best in the lead vocals of Marilyn McCoo or Florence LaRue – but still sounding pretty great even when the whole group's singing together! Bones Howe is still at the helm, guiding the group with a heavenly sound that's the pinnacle of pop at the time – and titles include two great Burt Bacharach numbers – "Living Together,Growing Together", lifted from the Lost Horizon soundtrack, and "Let Me Be Lonely" – plus the tracks "Woyaya", "What Do I Need To Be Me", "Open Your Window", and "The Riverwitch". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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Quincy JonesBob & Carol & Ted & Alice ... LP
Bell, Late 60s. Sealed ... $3.99
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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Merrilee Rush & The TurnaboutsAngel Of The Morning ... LP
Bell, Late 60s. Very Good- ... $4.99
Sweet sweet pop with just a hint of soul – Rush has a sound that's really great – and almost a bit unique – kind of a post-folk mode that echoes with Sunshine Pop traces, but which also hits sadder, more somber notes at times – and which shows a bit of an ear for southern soul styles. We're not saying that the album's actually a southern soul set, but it's clear that Merrilee kept her ears open to the music – and since she's working here with Memphis legends Tommy Cogbill and Chips Moman on production, there's certainly some undercurrents in the music. Titles include the hit "Angel Of The Morning", plus "Hush", "Do Unto Others", "Sunshine & Roses", "Billy Sunshine", "Handy", "That Kind Of Woman", and "San Francusco". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover & labels have a drillhole. Seams have some splitting.)

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Pee Wee RussellPee Wee Russell Plays Pee Wee ... LP
Bell, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $3.99
A strangely beautiful record recorded during Pee Wee Russell's brief comeback as a modernist folk hero during the 60s. As with a number of his other sessions from the time, Russell's tone is amazingly angular, with strange off-kilter notes that expose the genius that had been lurking for years behind playing that was otherwise fairly straightforward. Titles include "The Lady's In Love", "I'm In The Market For You", and "Pee Wee's Song" – and the group is a quintet with Nat Pierce on piano and Steve Jordan on guitar. LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label deep groove pressing.)

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Marlo Thomas & FriendsFree To Be You & Me ... LP
Bell, 1972. Very Good- ... $5.99
The LP that shaped a generation! With performances by Diana Ross, Alan Alda, Bobby Morse, Harry Belafonte, Rosey Grier, and others! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split spine and some seam splitting.)

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5th DimensionIndividually & Collectively ... LP
Bell, 1972. Very Good Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
An early 70s treasures from The 5th Dimension – continuing the group's amazing run from the late 60s onward – a sublime blend of the group's great harmonies with standout lead vocals – all produced by Bones Howe, and arranged with help from from Bob Alcivar and Bill Holman! There's a growing sophistication in the set that we really like – a deeper, more personal feel on some of the lyrics – especially some of the more "adult" styled numbers that always showed that the group was way more than just a simple pop machine. Tracks include a scatting vocal version of the Johnny Alf bossa groover "Sky & Sea", plus "I Didn't Get To Sleep At All", "All Kinds Of People", "Tomorrow Belongs To The Children", "Turn Around To Me", "Band Of Gold", and "Border Song". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the nice envelope style gatefold sleeve, which has some light wear.)

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5th DimensionMagic Garden ... LP
Bell, 1968. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
Brilliant work – arguably the best album the 5th Dimension ever cut! The reason for this is Jimmy Webb – who arranged and conducted the album, which is comprised entirely of his own work. Gone are the simple pop tunes of earlier years, and in their place are some incredibly dark tunes that ride the razor edge between love and sadness in the best mode of Bacharach's genius work from the same time. Includes the sublime "The Girls Song", a track that out-Bacharachs Burt himself – plus "Requiem 820 Latham", "The Worst That Could Happen", "Paper Cup", and "Carpet Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some moderate wear.)

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✨✧ Box TopsDimensions ... LP
Bell, 1969. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Produced by Tommy Cogbill and Chips Moman – with tracks that include "The Happy Song", "Rock Me Baby", "Sweet Cream Ladies", "I Must Be The Devil", "Midnight Angel", and "Soul Deep". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Michel LegrandBrian's Song ... LP
Bell, 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wonderful little record from Michel Legrand – one of his best non-soundtrack albums of the time! The album is titled after the theme to the soppy film Brian's Song – but it's got a lot more to offer than that – and has Legrand performing versions of soundtrack numbers from a variety of films, using sweet 70s orchestrations in a manner that builds off his best 60s work – but also opens up the sound a bit more. There's a spacious feel here we really love – soaring strings over electric basslines, and lots of tight piano work from Legrand himself – and titles include "Picasso Summer", "Pieces of Dreams", "I Will Say Goodbye", and "Dis-Moi". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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BandNorthern Lights – Southern Cross ... LP
Capitol, 1975. Near Mint- ... $16.99
The best from The Band in years – their first all originals studio effort in a few years, and one that deservedly re-established them creatively, if not commercially, as one of the all time great rock bands! Robbie Robertson is solely credited for the compositions, but make no mistake, this record is by The Band – not just notes committed to a page and played – it's a fluid, intuitive and timeless album that we love nearly as much as anything they'd ever done – possibly as much as Big Pink or self-titled, even more on some days. Essential! Titles include "Rags & Bones", "Acadian Driftwood", "Hobo Jungle", "Ophelia", "Ring Your Bell", Jupiter Hollow" and "It Makes No Difference". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the heavy inner sleeve. Cover has a mark from sticker removal.)
Also available Northern Lights – Southern Cross ... LP 22.99

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Ruby BraffYou're Getting To Be A Habit With Me ... LP
Stereocraft, 1961. Very Good- ... $4.99
We're not normally the biggest fans of Ruby Braff – but this is a great little album, thanks to some strong instrumentation! The group on the set's a sextet – with Ruby leading on trumpet, plus Mundell Lowe on guitar, Don Elliott on vibes, Milt Hinton on bass, Don Lamond on drums, and either Hank Jones or Nat Pierce on piano. The use of vibes and guitar creates a sound that gets past the hoke of other Braff sessions – shading in the tunes with moody colors and tones that provide a good contrast to the sweetness of Braff's horn, creating a juxtaposition that gives the set more edge than you might expect. Titles include "Cabin In The Pines", "Lazy", "Someday Sweetheart", "If Dreams Come True", and "Let's Do It". LP, Vinyl record album
(Bell pressing. Cover has some splitting on the top seam and a bit of gloss peeling on the spine.)

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Gary BurtonIn Concert ... LP
RCA, 1968. Very Good ... $4.99
Groundbreaking work on vibes by Gary Burton – recorded in a setting that's live and open, yet quite groovy too! There's a rhythmic freeness that marks the set from the very first note – lessons learned from the generation of Ornette, yet taken in new direction – and definitely into new colors and tones – thanks to Burton's amazingly chromatic vibes, and the vivid guitar of Larry Coryell – not to mention the unusual rhythms from Steve Swallow on bass and Bob Moses on drums. These youthful players push the envelope even more than on some of Burton's other RCA albums of the time – going for a groove that's much more open and abstract, and which puts Coryell's guitar in a role that's as important as Burton's vibes in the set. Titles include "Wrong Is Right", "Walter L", "Lines", "The Sunset Bell", and "Blue Comedy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orangel label pressing, with marker on both labels. Cover has tape on the seams, a sticker on one corner, and pen on back.)

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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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Derek & The DominosLayla ... LP
Atco, 1970. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
One of Eric Clapton's greatest moments – and a set that also features guitars from Duane Allman and organ from Bobby Whitlock! Recorded in Miami at Criteria Studios – and titles include "Layla", "It's Too Late", "Little Wing", "Have You Ever Loved A Woman", "Tell The Truth", "Anyday", "Key To The Highway", and "Bell Bottom Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label Atco pressing. Cover has some moderate wear.)

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Duke EllingtonDuke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins ... LP
Impulse, 1962. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $19.99
The meeting of two classic talents late in their careers – in a setting that's ideal to bring out all the complexity of their well-honed genius! The approach of the album is mostly an Ellington one – as the group features some of Duke's stalwarts, like Ray Nance, Johnny Hodges, Harry Carney, Lawrence Brown, and Aaron Bell – but Coleman Hawkins gets plenty of space as the main soloist on each number, alongside Duke, who also solos strongly on piano! As with most later records by the players, the writing is great – with a lot more dark moments than you'd expect – and titles include "The Rictic", "You Dirty Dog", "Limbo Jazz", "Wanderlust", and "Self Portrait Of The Bean". LP, Vinyl record album
(French pressing in a US stereo cover, with a cutout hole and some wear.)

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Duke EllingtonPiano In The Foreground ... LP
Columbia, 1963. Very Good ... $14.99
One of the Duke's greatest jazz recordings – and an album that features some incredible solo work on piano – at a level with other modernist small group sessions in the Ellington catalog, like Money Jungle or Live at the Whitney! As the title says, Duke's piano is very much in the foreground – working in spare trio format that includes Aaron Bell on bass and Sam Woodyard on drums, both plucked from the larger orchestra, and given some great space to work on the set! Duke's the real star, though, and he sparkles tremendously on tunes that include "Summertime", "A Hundred Dreams Ago", "So", "Springtime In Africa", "Blues For Jerry", and "Fontainebleau Forest". LP, Vinyl record album
(2 eye mono pressing.)

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Duke EllingtonUnknown Session ... LP
Columbia, 1960. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Hard to believe that given Duke Ellington's presence at the start of the 60s, there would be an unknown session from the time – but the discovery of this material in the 70s made for another great chapter in the Duke's career during the classic Columbia years! The material here is played by a sweet small group that includes Ray Nance on coronet, Lawrence Brown on Trombone, Johnny Hodges on alto sax, Harry Carney on baritone, Aaron Bell on bass, and Sam Woodward on drums – all working in a format that almost feels a bit more relaxed and intimate than other Columbia sessions – although not with the rough edges you might expect from a lost date. Tracks include "Everything But You", "Black Beauty", "Something To Live For" "A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing", "Mighty Like The Blues", and "Dual Highway". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a radio station tracklist sticker, a promo stamp, and some light wear.)

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Flying Burrito BrothersFlying Burrito Brothers ... LP
A&M, 1971. Very Good ... $24.99
The Burritos first LP, post-Parsons – and a pretty strong statement for the merits of the now unquestioned leader, Rick Roberts, and multi-instrumentalist new guy Bernie Leadon, who would later turn to the dark side and join the Eagles. Roberts penned or co-penned 7 of the albums 10 tunes, including "Colorado", "Hand To Mouth", "Just Can't Be", and "Four Days Of Rain". His contributions are for the most part nicely fragile, with just the right doses of sweetness and sadness. The group also covers Merle Haggard's "White Line Fever", Gene Clark's "Tried So Hard", and Dylan's "To Ramona". This is one of the band's rarer LPs, probably because of the absence of hipster hero Gram Parsons. But this is truly a worthy piece of work, and even the weaker Burrito stuff makes a lot of today's alt-country look like Taco Bell. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, in the original textured cover.)

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Red GarlandRed Garland's Piano ... LP
Prestige, 1957. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Red Garland's piano was certainly humming strong at the time of this session – as Red's trio were one of the key rhythm components of many Prestige albums of the late 50s, but also a real starring act on their own! The album's got a laidback, almost mellow feel that's a bit different from some of the Garland accompaniment on horn-based sessions – a style that's introspective, but always spirited – sprightly, but never flowery – that magical style that allowed Garland to bridge different worlds of jazz piano in the 50s. Paul Chambers is a perfect accompaniment here on bass, Art Taylor's work on drums is a masterpiece of understatement, and although the titles are all familiar, they're certainly given a special Garland touch! Titles include "The Very Thought Of You", "If I Were A Bell", "Please Send Me Someone To Love", "I Know Why", and "I Can't Give You Anything But Love". LP, Vinyl record album
( OJC pressing.)

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Bob JamesTwo ... LP
CTI, 1975. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $9.99
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
(Original gatefold pressing.)
Also available Two ... LP 9.99

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✨✧ Yusef LateefGentle Giant (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Atlantic/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1972. Sealed (reissue)... $18.99
One of the greatest Yusef Lateef albums on Atlantic Records – and that's saying a lot, given the high level of quality he was hitting at the label! The album's a perfect blend of the newly-funky Lateef style with some hipper, more sophisticated touches – a mode that hints at his bigger-concept recordings to come, but which is still pretty lean and clean overall – and damn funky on most of the best tracks! Yusef plays a host of hip flutes here, plus tenor and oboe – and an almost equal star on the record is Kenny Barron, whose electric piano lines really make the album something special. The album begins with a long take on Barron's "Nubian Lady" which begins the record – and Kenny also contributed the tighter grooving "Jungle Plum". Other tracks include "African Song", "Queen Of The Night", "Poor Fishermen", "Below Yellow Bell", and a strange version of "Hey Jude" that goes on for a long time, and really messes with the volume – listed on the cover with the note "Do not adjust the playback level on your audio equipment – readjust your mind!" LP, Vinyl record album

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MastermindsLive From Area 51: The Extraterrestrial Project ... LP
Exodus, 1999. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Ok, maybe the title and some of the subject matter of the rhymes has an Art Bell type feel to it, but the whole project is much doper than that. Here, the extraterrestrial/parapsychology references are more metaphorical. And throughout, the beats have nice stark feel. Probably our favorite cut is "Joints" which uses a track similar the Alkaholics' classic "Hip Hop Junkies" (minus the clanking bottles sound.) Followed by "The Rock" using the chorus from the Funky 4 + 1 "Rockin' It." Also includes guest appearances from El Fudge and DJ Mr. Len of Company Flow. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Johnny MathisI'm Coming Home ... LP
Columbia, 1973. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Johnny Mathis gets a great new sound here – thanks to Philly production and arrangements from the great Thom Bell! Thom had quite a hand in the songs, too – as almost all numbers were written by the team of Bell and Linda Creed – really sensitive songwriters who've got an adult, mature approach to the music – one that still respects Mathis' roots in other vocal territory, but which also gives him a bit more soulful depth, too. The setting is wonderful, and the record's a real standout in Johnny's 70s career – one that helped reignite interest in the singer at a time when so many folks had left him behind. Titles include "I'm Coming Home", "Foolish", "I'm Stone In Love With You", "A Baby's Born", "Life Is A Song Worth Singing", "I Just Wanted To Be Me", and a classic version of "Stop Look & Listen To Your Heart". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available I'm Coming Home ... CD 11.99

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Modern Jazz QuartetUnder The Jasmine Tree ... LP
Apple, 1968. Very Good+ ... $8.99
A nice one! The MJQ record for the Beatles' label, and the record's one of their most interesting in years! The production's pretty straight, but the group's playing in a cool open-ended style that still has elements of their earlier work, but which really makes things a lot more interesting than some of the Atlantic recordings. Milt Jackson's vibes have a bit more of a bell-like quality on some parts, and the rhythm team of Percy Heath and Connie Kay kick it with a soul jazz vibe on a few numbers – a nice change from the sleepier rhythms of earlier albums. Titles include "The Blue Necklace", "Exposure", "Jasmine Tree", and "Three Little Feelings". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and splitting on the top seam.)

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✨✧ O'JaysLet Me Touch You ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1987. Near Mint- ... $2.99
Proof that the O'Jays fire can never die – because even though the instrumentation is slightly dated at times, this set sill has the group shining strongly on the vocal tip – hitting some great harmonies on the mellow cuts, and stepping out boldly on the more upbeat ones. Things are very much still in the Philly family here – with production by Thom Bell, Eddie Levert, and Gamble & Huff – and titles include "Lovin You", "Undercover Lover", "Cause I Want You Back Again", "Don't Take Your Love Away", "Let Me Touch You", "No Lies To Cloud My Eyes", "Don't Let The Dream Get Away", and "I Just Want Somebody To Love Me". LP, Vinyl record album

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Rolling StonesDecember's Children (& Everybody's) ... LP
London, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $19.99
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(70s blue & silver label stereo Bell Sound pressing.)

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Sonny StittLittle Bit Of Stitt ... LP
Roost, 1959. Very Good+ ... $7.99
A little bit of Stitt is always a great thing – especially when Sonny's playing this well! The album's a killer from Stitt's Roost years – a time when the player was really stepping ahead of the pack – moving past anyone's easy categorizations of his playing – and into territory that's completely Stitt-like overall! Sure, there's some roots of older jazz traditions – but Sonny manages to make the whole thing uniquely his own – hitting these moments that are crisp and modern, yet soulful and personal at the same time – really sparkling with work from a quartet that features Jimmy Jones on piano, Aaron Bell on bass, and Charlie Persip on drums. The solos are mind blowing – and titles include "Laura", "JB Blues", "After The Late Late Show", "For All We Know", and "Star Eyes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Royal Roost pressing. Cover has a small sticker on back, and a spot of seam splitting – but is great overall.)

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StylisticsLet's Put It All Together ... LP
Avco, 1974. Very Good+ ... $5.99
Mid-period Stylistics, recorded after their association with Thom Bell and Linda Creed, and during the time that the group was handled by Hugo & Luigi. H&L do an ok job with them, and they've got Van McCoy handling arrangements to add a bit more soul to the mix – but the record is still down a few notches from the classic years. The album includes one last Thom Bell arrangement – the group's huge "You Make Me Feel Brand New" – plus other cuts like "Love Is The Answer", "I Got Time On My Hands", "I Got A Letter", and "We Can Make It Happen Again", perhaps the group's wish for a bigger hit. LP, Vinyl record album

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StylisticsOnce Upon A Jukebox ... LP
H&L, 1976. Very Good ... $0.99
The Stylistics pay homage to some of the great vocal classics that came before them – in this set of smooth harmony soul arranged and conducted by Horace Ott. The band's vocals are still top-shelf at this point, even though the overall concept lacks some of the sublime quality of the earlier records with Thom Bell. Titles include "The Great Pretender", "Send For Me", "My Funny Valentine", "Only You", and "After The Lights Go Down Low". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)
 
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Gene AmmonsJungle Soul (Ca'Purange) (aka Bad Bossa Nova) ... LP
Prestige, 1964. Very Good- ... $4.99
Bad Bossa Nova is right – as Gene Ammons really hits a great groove here – one that's not exactly bossa, but which has lots of Latin and tropical touches! The session makes great use of 2 guitars at the same time – using that of Kenny Burrell for soulful rhythm, but also adding in Bucky Pizzarelli for some nice acoustic embellishments – in a mode that's similar to the soul jazz-com-bossa style used on records like Ike Quebec's Soul Samba or Charlie Rouse's Bossa Nova Bacchanal. The overall rhythms are a bit more complicated, and a bit more soul jazz based than those sets – with Hank Jones on piano, Oliver Jackson on percussion, and Al Hayes adding in some sweet extra bongo! Titles include the classic "Ca'Purange" – plus "Anna", "Yellow Bird", "Cae Cae", and "Moito Mato Grosso". Also issued under the title Bad Bossa Nova. LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing, in a blue cover, with some wear and extensive notes in pen on back.)

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Gene AmmonsJungle Soul (Ca'Purange) (aka Bad Bossa Nova) (tiger cover) ... LP
Prestige, 1964. Very Good ... $8.99
Bad Bossa Nova is right – as Gene Ammons really hits a great groove here – one that's not exactly bossa, but which has lots of Latin and tropical touches! The session makes great use of 2 guitars at the same time – using that of Kenny Burrell for soulful rhythm, but also adding in Bucky Pizzarelli for some nice acoustic embellishments – in a mode that's similar to the soul jazz-com-bossa style used on records like Ike Quebec's Soul Samba or Charlie Rouse's Bossa Nova Bacchanal. The overall rhythms are a bit more complicated, and a bit more soul jazz based than those sets – with Hank Jones on piano, Oliver Jackson on percussion, and Al Hayes adding in some sweet extra bongo! Titles include the classic "Ca'Purange" – plus "Anna", "Yellow Bird", "Cae Cae", and "Moito Mato Grosso". Also issued under the title Bad Bossa Nova. LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has a small sticker, a bit of pen, and a Preview Copy stamp.)

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Louis Armstrong & Oscar PetersonLouis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson ... LP
Verve, 1957. Very Good- ... $14.99
Gentle-going genius from the later years of Satchmo's career – a session that has Louis on trumpet and vocals, backed by the Oscar Peterson Trio! Peterson's usual group with Herb Ellis and Ray Brown is expanded slightly for this outing – bringing in Louis Bellson on drums to syncopate the tunes a bit more strongly, and give them that gently swinging rhythm that always works well with Armstrong's style. The real surprise, though, is Louis' voice – which is simple, almost elegant at times – and free from some of the gimmicks of other 50s sessions, or the too-playful style of his better-known duets of the period. We really love his gentle, honest approach to the lyrics here – on tunes that include "I'll Never Be The Same", "Moon Song", "What's New", "There's No You", "You Go To My Head", "That Old Feeling", and "Let's Fall In Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing, with deep groove. Cover has clear tape on the top seam.)
Also available Louis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson ... CD 5.99

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Cesar AscarrunzCesar 830 ... LP
Flying Dutchman, 1975. Very Good Gatefold ... $33.99
Lost Latin funk from the Bay Area scene of the 70s – and an album that may well blow away better-known work by groups like Malo, Azteca, or El Chicano! The album's near-perfect right from the start – and brings in plenty of New York elements to the groove, thanks to the inclusion of a heady amount of jazz alongside the soul, Latin, and funk elements in the grooves! The legendary Teo Macero produced and arranged – and really takes a lot of care in the studio to focus the overall energy of the tremendous talents on the record – players who include Hadley Caliman on flute and tenor, Steve Marcus on soprano sax, Benny Velarde on timbales, and Francisco Aguabella on congas – plus the trio of Cesar, Mark Levine, and Merl Sanders on keyboards. Most numbers have this really full, flowing groove – jazzy, but with a strong emphasis on the rhythms – and often touched with some great work on guitar that echoes the Santana-inspired sound of the generation, yet never in a rock way at all. Linda Tillery sings vocals on a few numbers, but the main focus is definitely instrumental – and the whole album's great – with cuts that include "See Saw Affair", "Azucar", "Descarga", "The Devil & Montezuma", "Gotta Get Away", and "Bridges". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing! NOTE: Cover has peeling, stains and waviness along the bottom half due to moisture.)

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Count BasieBasie Jam ... LP
Pablo, 1975. Very Good Gatefold ... $1.99
An all-star jam session from Montreux in 1973 – recorded in true Verve style by the great Norman Granz, Count Basie at the head of a group that includes Louie Bellson, Ray Brown, JJ Johnson, Harry Edison, Eddie Lockjaw Davis, and Zoot Sims! Tracks are nice lengthy rakes of Basie classics, with plenty of solo space – a bit tighter than a more traditional jam session, probably because the players get along so well together! 5 numbers in all, including "Doubling The Blues", "Hanging Out", "Red Bank Blues", "One-Nighter" and "Freeport Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some edge wear.)
Also available Basie Jam (2LP 180gram pressing – 45rpm) ... LP 34.99

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Count BasieBasie Jam (2LP 180gram pressing – 45rpm) ... LP
Pablo/Acoustic Sounds, 1975. Sealed 2LP ... $34.99
An all-star jam session from Montreux in 1973 – recorded in true Verve style by the great Norman Granz, Count Basie at the head of a group that includes Louie Bellson, Ray Brown, JJ Johnson, Harry Edison, Eddie Lockjaw Davis, and Zoot Sims! Tracks are nice lengthy rakes of Basie classics, with plenty of solo space – a bit tighter than a more traditional jam session, probably because the players get along so well together! 5 numbers in all, including "Doubling The Blues", "Hanging Out", "Red Bank Blues", "One-Nighter" and "Freeport Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Numbered, limited edition.)
Also available Basie Jam ... LP 1.99

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Lulu Belle & ScottySweethearts Still ... LP
Starday, Late 60s. Very Good- ... $0.99
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Louie BellsonPrime Time ... LP
Concord, 1978. Very Good ... $2.99
Great small group work – with Blue Mitchell on trumpet and Pete Christlieb on tenor! LP, Vinyl record album

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Louis BellsonConcerto For Drums ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $19.99
Despite the title, the album's not really a "concerto" – so much as it is a very strong small group session by Bellson, one that features some impeccable percussion work! The group's a great one – with Zoot Sims on tenor, Charlie Shavers trumpet, Don Abney piano, and George Duviver bass. The best tracks are even more stripped down than the usual Verve work – with a focus on a specific instrumentals, as on the tracks "Concerto For Drums", "Bassically Speaking, Duviver, That Is", and "Charlie's Blues". Other tracks include "Buffalo Joe", "I'll Remember April", and "Love For Sale". LP, Vinyl record album
(Clef Series pressing, with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Vinyl has two short clicks, but is nice and clean overall. Cover has a split top seam, but is nice overall.)

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Louis BellsonDrumorama! ... LP
Verve, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
One of the most dynamic Louis Bellson albums on Verve – lots of room for pyrotechnic work on the drums – including one track that's a complete drum solo! LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing. Cover has small stickers including a promo, a small peeled spot on one corner, and a bit of pen on back.)

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Louis BellsonMusic, Romance, & Especially Love ... LP
Verve, Late 50s. Very Good ... $28.99
Quite an obscure one from this famous drummer – with a cool group that also features Willie Smith on alto sax, Juan Tizol on trombone, Buddy Collette on flute and tenor, Jimmy Rowles on piano, and Harry Edison on trumpet! Many tracks are evocative originals by Bellson, too – and titles include "Hamer's Hang Up", "Cire's Thought", "Over We Go", "Mambo Portofino", and "Escapade". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve trumpeter logo pressing, with deep groove! Vinyl is nice, but has a mark that clicks in one spot for just a bit. Cover has light wear and a light stain near the bottom.)

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Louis BellsonSkin Deep ... LP
Verve, Early 50s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Louis grooves it nice and hard in this excellent session from his early 50s Verve years – a mixed set of small group and large group numbers, all of them pretty darn tasty! The record kicks off with the tremendous "Skin Deep" title cut – a large group number that features Louis really going to town in an extended drum solo that must be one of the longest ever recorded during the period – maybe even the "Moby Dick" of its time! Other titles include "Loris", "Copasetic", "Claxton Hall Swing", and "Phalanges" – and players include Don Elliott, Ralph Martin, and Joe Puma in the small group – plus a host of Verve regulars in the large one! LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice deep groove black label Verve pressing!)

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Louis BellsonSwings Jule Styne ... LP
Verve, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
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(Verve Inc pressing with deep groove. Cover has a half split top seam held with pieces of clear tape.)

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John BerberianExpressions East ... LP
Mainstream, Early 60s. Near Mint- (reissue)... $9.99
Rhythmic early 60s global grooves from John Berberian – a master of the oud with a great group of players on these oft intense takes traditional Turkish, Armenian and Arabic songs! The melodies and rhythms are pretty impressive – the percussion is particularly heavy and groovy! The oud is out front and supported by lots of clarinet and bongo, hand percussion, guitar, bass and some vocals, too! There's a passion here that easily trumps any initial thoughts that this would be a dry reading of middle-eastern folk material – it's appealing in many of the ways that Salah Ragab's Egyptian jazz material is, without the cosmic funkiness. Players include Souren Baronian on clarinet and bongos, Jack Chalikian on canun, John Valentine on guitar and dudoog, among others. Tracks include "Siseler", "Laz", "Basha Bella", "Whyek", "Taksim", and "Nubar Nubar". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red vinyl pressing.)

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Big MaybelleBlues, Candy, & Big Maybelle ... LP
Savoy, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $29.99
The title kind of says it all – as the album's a set of 10 bluesy tracks by Maybelle, built around her perennial hit "Candy" – a sweet and dreamy tune that's been forever kept alive by her version! The style is very much in the vein of that hit, and other tunes on the album include "Ring Dang Dilly", "Blues Early Early", "Pitiful", "So Long", "Ramblin Blues", and "There I've Said It Again". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing with RVG stamp. Cover has duct tape on the top & bottom seams, a light stain on the bottom half, and some wear.)

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Big MaybelleLast Of Big Maybelle ... LP
Paramount, 1973. Very Good- 2LP Gatefold ... $4.99
An unusual double-length album of tracks recorded by this bluesy soul singer in the years after she recorded for Savoy, and cut her big hit "Candy". This LP's got a harder rockin' bluesy feel to it, with the sort of R&B revival sound of the late 60/early 70. Maybelle's still great, though, and really manages to belt out tracks like "Cold, Cold Heart", "Your Turn To Cry", "Winnie Widow Brown", "Big Sweet Daddy", "Long Long Journey", and "Blame It On Your Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Eddie BonnemereJazz Orient-ed ... LP
Prestige, Early 60s. Very Good- ... $11.99
A great obscure one on Prestige! Although the title (and the cover, which features a Geisha) makes you think that the record has an Eastern flavor, it's actually more of a Latiny piano session – featuring Bonnemere's close, punctuated style backed by some timbales, conga, and guitar. Tracks are short, and they're a bit similar to some of Cal Tjader's Latin/Eastern material of the same vintage. Titles include "Man In A Rain Coat", "Why Run Away?", "Calm Beauty", "Lotus Land", and "Ankle Bells". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has an ink stamp on the back.)

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✨✧ Bow Wow WowSee Jungle! See Jungle! Go Join Your Gang Yeah! City All Over, Go Ape Crazy ... LP
RCA, 1981. Near Mint- ... $9.99
"I'm a rock n' roll puppet, in a band called Bow Wow Wow." What a weird, defiantly appealing moment in pop music it was when Malcolm McClaren assembled members of The Ants and 15-year-old Annabella Lwin – who then paired bratty, pseudo savage lyrics with African inspired drums & rhythms. What should have been an affront to good taste (you can legitimately argue that it it was) just sounds like a bunch of thumping, boisterous fun to us – and hearing it post Vampire Weekend, it sure sounds like those boys spent a whole lot of time with this record. Titles include "Jungle Boy", "King Kong", "Chihuahua", "Go Wild In The Country", "Why Are Babies So Wise?", "Orang-Outang", "Hello, Hello Daddy (I'll Sacrifice You)" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Kenny BurrellTender Gender ... LP
Cadet, 1966. Very Good ... $9.99
Straight, strong, and soulful sounds from guitarist Kenny Burrell – quite possibly one of his best albums of the 60s, thanks to a really well-focused sound throughout! The groove here is nice and tight – a cooking little rhythm section that features Richard Wyands on piano, Martin Rivera on bass, and Oliver Jackson on drums – snapping away on the kit on some of the best tracks, and really helping Burrell to hit this groove that's mighty nice! Kenny seems to have a bit more bite than usual too – and even the laidback tunes have plenty going on to keep our ears happy. Titles include "La Petite Mambo", "Suzy", "The Tender Gender", "Girl Talk", "Isabella", "If Someone Had Told Me", and "Hot Bossa". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing.)

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Kenny Burrell & Jimmy SmithBlue Bash ... LP
Verve, 1963. Very Good- ... $7.99
A surprisingly great meeting between Kenny Burrell and Jimmy Smith – and a set that's one of Jimmy's standout small combo sessions for Verve! The feel here is much more Jimmy Smith at Blue Note than some of the bigger group Verve dates of the 60s – and Kenny Burrell's sensitive guitar lines provide wonderful company for Smith on the date – shading in his Hammond lines with a nice sense of color, in ways that really fit the late nite setting of the record. Other players on the date include either Bill English or Mel Lewis on drums, George Duvivier or Milt Hinton on bass, Vince Gambella on guitar, and Art Marotti on percussion – and titles include "Kenny's Sound", "Blues For Del", "Blue Bash", "Travelin", and "Soft Winds". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a sticker on front.)
 
 
 



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