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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
(Living Stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has some splitting on the top seam.)

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Archie Bell & The DrellsDance Your Troubles Away ... LP
TSOP, 1975. Very Good+ ... $5.99
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

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✨✧ Archie Bell & The DrellsThere's Gonna Be A Showdown ... LP
Atlantic, 1969. Very Good ... $11.99
A stormer from Archie Bell & The Drells – one of our favorite soul albums ever, and a masterpiece of mid-tempo soul! Archie Bell & The Drells sound amazing here – light years from the rougher funk of their earlier years, yet still with a groove that's undeniable – an incredible meeting of soul music scenes handled by the young Gamble & Huff team – who not only produce most of the record, but also wrote most of the tracks on the set! The groove is lightly lilting, and totally on the money – a sound that's incredible, and hard to describe in words – but which really grabs us from the get-go. All tracks are great, and totally fresh – and tunes include "I Love My Baby", "Houston Texas", "Showdown", "My Balloon's Going Up", "Giving Up Dancing", "Girl You're Too Young", and "Green Power". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label pressing. Cover has a cutout notch, split seams, and a large stain on back.)
Also available
There's Gonna Be A Showdown ... LP 14.99
There's Gonna Be A Showdown ... CD 8.99

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Vincent BellPop Goes The Electric Sitar ... LP
Decca, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $34.99
The great studio guitarist Vincent Bell lays down a set of groovy poppy sitar cuts, with a sound that's part Indian pop, part easy groove – and all wild 60s! The album features the Coral Electric Sitar, plus some classic Indian Sitar – and includes tracks like "More", "Quiet Village", and "Eleanor Rigby", played with a large groovy group, with sitar solos out front. LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has light wear and some notes on back.)

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William BellComing Back For More ... LP
Mercury, 1977. Sealed ... $6.99
A really wonderful post-Stax album from the great William Bell – a set that has the singer still stepping out with all those great deep soul modes from the 60s, but also finding a hipper, more laidback approach as well! There's a beautiful mellow vibe to the record – one that recalls some of Millie Jackson's best ballad work of the time, especially in the way it warms things up with a bit of class, while taking away none of the power of the vocals. Bell produced and arranged the whole set with help from Paul Mitchell – and there's still lots of nice down home themes and feelings to the record, but William's also working with a bubbling groove that comes off great – and which updates his sound without selling his soul – making for a great set in the modern/southern mode. Titles include "Tryin To Love Two", "If Sex Was All We Had", "Relax", "You Don't Miss Your Water", "Coming Back For More", "Just Another Way To Feel", and "I Absotively Posolutely Love You". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ray HeindorfFor Whom The Bell Tolls ... LP
Warner, 1958. Sealed ... $19.99
Worth it alone for the stunning cover image of Ingrid Bergman! LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram pressing on DCC, limited numbered edition #1531.)

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SchoenbergSerenade For Seven Instruments & Bass Voice Op 24 – Kenneth Bell/Daniel Shulman/Light Fantastic Players ... LP
Nonesuch, 1976. Near Mint- ... $5.99
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(Cover has some light ringwear and light edge wear.)

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StraussEine Alpensinfonie/Alpine Symphony Op 64 – David Bell/Herbert Von Karajan/Berliner Philharmoniker ... LP
Deutsche Grammophon (Germany), 1981. Very Good+ ... $2.99
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(Cover has remnants of an old sticker.)

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✨✧ Aaron Bell Orchestra/Henry ManciniMusic From Peter Gunn ... LP
Lion, 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Cover has a mostly split spine.)

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✨✧ Maggie BellSuicide Sal ... LP
Swan Song, 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Archie Bell & The DrellsTighten Up ... LP
Atlantic, 1968. Used ... Out Of Stock
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 a piece of tape and a name in marker on front. Labels have a name in marker.)
Also available Tighten Up ... CD 8.99

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✨✧ Madeline BellI'm Gonna Make You Love Me ... LP
Philips, Late 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A nice album of soul tracks that was Madeline's follow up to the big hit of the title. Recorded in the UK, with a pretty good backing, and a good mix of originals and obscure pop stuff. Tracks include Bacharach & David's "Last One to Be Loved", plus Ashford & Simpson's "Baby, I'll Come Right Away" and "One Step at a Time", plus Dusty Springfield's "I'm Gonna Leave You". Also with the title hit. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)
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Solomon BurkeProud Mary ... LP
Bell, 1969. Very Good+ ... $29.99
Solomon Burke may be most famously known for his early recordings for Atlantic Records – but he still sounds pretty darn great on this set, recorded at Fame Studios in 1969, and with a rootsier feel than before! Solomon himself handled the arrangements, and co-produced with Tamiko Jones – and the instrumentation is quite lean and very stripped-down – drums from Roger Hawkins, guitar from Jimmy Johnson and Eddie Hinton, and keyboards from Barry Beckett – all burning down at the bottom range of the Muscle Shoals spectrum! Titles include a surprisingly great remake of "Proud Mary", plus "These Arms Of Mine", "I Can't Stop", "What Am I Living For", "Uptight Good Woman", "Don't Wait Too Long", and Solomon's own "How Big A Fool (Can a Fool Be)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover and labels have a drillhole through the center.)

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5th DimensionLiving Together, Growing Together ... LP
Bell, 1973. Very Good- ... $0.99
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 light staining.)

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✨✧ 5th DimensionLove's Lines Angles & Rhymes ... LP
Bell, 1971. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $0.99
The cover to this one has The 5th Dimension sporting some heavy-duty outfits – and the album's got an equally bold sound to match! The group's still in very familiar territory here – working under the direction of Bones Howe – but they're also completely confident in their bag – stepping out with a solid, punched-up approach to pop – one that draws strongly from the soulful harmonies of the quintet, yet which also has some pointedly personal moments as well. As before, the choice of songs is easily one of the best aspects of the record – and the group do a great cover of "Viva Tirado", plus "What Does It Take To Wind Your Love", "Love's Lines, Angles, & Rhymes", "Time & Love", "Guess Who", and "He's A Runner". LP, Vinyl record album

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GryphonRed Queen To Gryphon Three ... LP
Bell, 1974. Very Good ... $6.99
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(US pressing.)

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Billy TaylorOk Billy ... LP
Bell, Early 70s. Sealed ... $4.99
A nicely cooking little set – one recorded at a time when Billy Taylor was working as the bandleader for TV personality David Frost, who's featured very proudly on the cover! But despite that mainstream fame, Taylor's actually hipper here than usual – working with a large group that has lots of soulful big band moments – not really funky, but almost there, and definitely in the coolest use of the format at the time. The group features lots of electric bass from Bob Cranshaw, tight drums from Bobby Thomas, and a horn section that includes Frank Wess and Jimmy Owens – all working to some great arrangements by Garnett Brown, John Carisi, and Wess himself. Titles include the snapping little groover "Break-A-Way", easily one of Taylor's funkiest tunes ever, and a great uptempo jazz dance number – plus the cuts "OK Billy", "Somewhere Soon", "Tell Me Why", "Dirty Ole Man", and "After Love, Emptiness". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Jimmy Bowen & OthersVanishing Point (original pressing) ... LP
Amos/Bell, Early 70s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
The cover to this one advertises the more famous names that do tracks for the album – like Mountain, Delaney & Bonnie, and others – but the best tracks here are those by the great arranger Jimmy Bowen, who turns out some excellent complicated funky numbers that have a bit of a hippy soundtrack groove! Jimmy's work here is informed by a bit of rock scoring, but the overall feel is fast and funky – and his tunes include the great "Super Soul Theme" and "Freedom Of Expression". Another nice one is Jerry Reed's "Welcome To Nevada", which has a guitar solo by Jerry, but which is also nice and funky too! Other tunes include "You Got To Believe" by Delaney & Bonnie, "Mississippi Queen" by Mountain, "So Tired" by Eve, and "Runaway Country" by Doug Dillard. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Buddy FiteBuddy Fite & Friend ... LP
Bell, 1971. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(White label promo.)

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✨✧ 5th DimensionGreatest Hits On Earth ... LP
Bell, Late 60s/1972. Used ... Out Of Stock
All the genius you'd ever want by this sublime soul harmony group – packed up on one LP! Lots of great songs by Jimmy Webb and Laura Nyro – and titles include "One Less Bell To Answer", "Save The Country", "Wedding Bell Blues", "Last Night I Didn't Get To Sleep At All", "Stoned Soul Picnic", and "Up Up & Away". LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap is cracked a bit at the opening.)
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Blue MinkReal Mink ... LP
Philips, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $1.99
One of the first albums from Blue Mink – a seminal rock/soul crossover act who really broke bigger in the 70s! The album's strongest asset is singer Madeline Bell, who works in duet form with group leader Roger Cook on most numbers – bringing the record a strongly soulful component that really helps sell some of its beat group leanings. And in the instrumentation department, the group here have plenty of touches from the late 60s Brit beat scene – including strong presence of organ and electric piano, lots of jamming guitar, and an overall approach to the groove that's strongly influenced by American soul and R&B, but which also has jazzy touches. Titles include "Good Morning Freedom", "Gimme Reggae", "Can You Feel It Baby", "Our World", "Sweet & Sour", "I Lose The Game", and "Silk What?". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole & some light wear.)

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Arthur BlytheLight Blue – Arthur Blythe Plays Thelonious Monk ... LP
Columbia, 1983. Near Mint- ... $1.99
With Blythe on alto, Abdul Wadud on cello, Kelvyn Bell on guitar, Bob Stewart on tuba, and Bobby Battle on drums! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a CSP sticker on back.)

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Gary BurtonGary Burton Quartet In Concert ... LP
RCA, 1968. Very Good ... $7.99
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
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has a small mark from sticker removal.)

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DelfonicsDelfonics ... LP
Philly Groove, 1970. Very Good- ... $16.99
The third album in an amazing early run from The Delfonics – the kind of work that set a whole new standard for group soul in the 70s! A number of the tracks here had already risen to fame before the album's release as singles – and these are mixed with some additional tracks that are woven together in a near-perfect symphony of sound! The mighty Thom Bell arranged most of the numbers here – save for 2 by Anthony Dorsey – and the group's heavenly harmonies are in amazing form on both mellow ballads and a few more righteous numbers. Titles include "Didn't I Blow Your Mind This Time", "Funny Feeling", "Over & Over", "Baby I Love You", "When You Get Right Down To It", "Delfonics Theme", "Trying To Make A Fool Of Me", "I Gave To You", "Down Is Up Up Is Down", and "Think About Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has an edge chip that does not affect play.)

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DelfonicsSuper Hits ... LP
Philly Groove, Early 70s. Good+ ... $8.99
Classic East Coast harmony soul! This is one of the best-ever albums of the genre, and it's a massive collection of the Delfonics mighty singles from the early 70s. Thom Bell did all the arrangements and wrote nearly all the songs – 11 tracks in all: "La La Means I Love You", "Ready Or Not Here I Come", "Break Your Promise", "I'm Sorry", "You're Gone", 'With These Hands", "You Got Yours And I'll Get Mine", "Let It Be Me", "Loving Him", "My New Love" and "Somebody Loves You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Duke EllingtonPiano In The Foreground ... LP
Columbia, 1963. Near Mint- ... $19.99
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
(200 gram Quiex pressing.)
Also available
Piano In The Foreground ... CD 5.99
Piano In The Foreground ... CD 4.99

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ElusionAll Toys Break ... LP
Cotillion, 1981. Very Good+ ... $3.99
80s harmony soul by a sweet little trio of singers – an overlooked mellow gem that really holds onto all the best elements you'd hear in a record like this from the 70s! Michael Zager produced and arranged – and he's surprisingly great here – really keeping things cool and laidback, so that even when some of the grooves get a bit more upbeat, they still have a great link to the gentler numbers on the record – which are especially wonderful! The trio are clearly not trying too hard for any hits – and that quality really makes the record great – pretty natural and intimate on most numbers, with cuts that include "All Toys Break", "When The Bell Rings", "Living On The Verge Of Leaving", and "Don't You Know". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, a tracklist sticker, and a promo stamp.)

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Red GarlandRed Garland's Piano ... LP
Prestige, 1957. Very Good- ... $39.99
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
(Yellow & black label NJ pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has a bit of surface wear.)

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Dizzy GillespieSwing Low, Sweet Cadillac ... LP
Impulse, 1967. Very Good- Gatefold ... $19.99
A brilliant album of Latiny grooves from Diz! The record takes off from the soulful/modal mood of the early 60s groups with Lalo Schifrin and Kenny Barron – and features a young Mike Longo crafting some fantastic lines on piano, stretched out over tight rhythms on electric bass and drums, with Dizzy soloing on trumpet, and James Moody adding in washes of color and emotion on alto, tenor, and flute. The best tracks are long groovers that really show the group stretching out – especially on the album's 16 minute reading of Dizzy's classic "Kush", the title track "Swing Low Sweet Chariot", and a great version of "Mas Que Nada"! LP, Vinyl record album
(White label mono Bell Sound promo. Cover has some marker on back and inside the gatefold.)

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Hampton HawesHamp's Piano ... LP
MPS/Saba (Germany), 1967. Near Mint- ... $33.99
A rare German session by Hampton Hawes – recorded in trio format with backing by two of Europe's best rhythm players, bassist Eberhard Weber and drummer Klaus Weiss – and in a groove that's really wonderful! There's a great tone to the record that's evident from the very first note – a warmth, and almost bell-like quality that we don't always remember from other Hawes albums, and which makes this one really special. Backing is by Eberhard Weber on bass and Klaus Weiss on drums – and both players are heard here in rapt reverence to Hampton's work on the keys, but still with enough of a force to color in the record with their presence, especially in the case of Weber's bass. Titles include some tasty originals – like "Hamp's Blues", "Rhythm", "Sonora", and "Black Forest Blues" – plus versions of "Autumn Leaves" and "I'm All Smiles" LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful Japanese pressing – on Teichiku!)

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Little Anthony & The ImperialsOn A New Street ... LP
Avco, 1973. Very Good+ ... $12.99
Wonderful work from Little Anthony – and a great update to his smooth 60s harmony sound with The Imperials! Anthony wisely employs the use of two of 70s top harmony arrangers on the album – using Thom Bell on one side, and Teddy Randazzo on the other – both of whom really help take the group to a whole new level! The Thom Bell material fits perfectly with his work with The Stylistics from the same time, and the cuts have a wonderfully mellow east coast harmony style that's quite different than Anthony's earlier work. Teddy Randazzo does a pretty nice job, too – but with a fuller sound too, almost in a Manhattans mode that makes for a nice change from the previous fragility of Anthony's vocals. Titles include "I Don't Have Time To Worry", "That's What Love is All About", "I'm Falling In Love with You", "Heartache Never Entered My Mind", and "The Loneliest House on the Block". LP, Vinyl record album

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Melba MooreI Got Love ... LP
Mercury, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Great early work from Melba Moore – recorded at a time when she was winning big accolades for her work on stage as a parody of Diana Ross in Hair – but stepping out here as a hell of a great soul singer on her own! The tunes have a groove that's a bit more complicated than the usual soul work of the time – charts by Charlie Calello that show all his wonderful background in creative pop in the 60s – plus a few more numbers charted by Thom Bell and Jimmy Wisner. Melba's vocals are superb – very on the money, no matter what the setting – and titles include "Captain St Lucifer", "I Got Love", "Time & Love", "I Love Making Love To You", "I Messed Up On A Good Thing", "Easy To Be Hard", and "The Facade". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Laura NyroFirst Songs ... LP
Columbia, 1966/1973. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Laura Nyro's first album ever – originally issued by Verve/Forecast in the mid 60s, but brought back out on the market by Columbia, during the height of Nyro's early 70s fame for the label! Even at this early point, Nyro sounds wonderful – a fair bit more soulful than most other female pop singers of her time – with a fully-fleshed out approach to the vocals that's mature and sensitive, and almost a bit more confident at times than in later years. Arrangements are by Herb Bernstein, and almost have the same sort of sunny feel as The 5th Dimension in their famous covers of Nyro's tunes – again with more soul than we might have expected for the time. Titles include "Lazy Susan", "Stoney End", "Flim Flam Man", "Buy & Sell", "He's A Runner", "Billy's Blues", and "Wedding Bell Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Lou RawlsSit Down & Talk To Me ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1979. Very Good+ ... $1.99
Not as hit-heavy as some of Lou's other albums for Philly International, but a nice batch of mellow jazzy soul tracks – with arrangements by Thom Bell, Bunny Sigler, Dexter Wansel, and others. Some of the tunes get nicely uptempo – hitting the warmer clubby modes that always worked well with Rawls at Philly International – a style that still allowed for more than enough space for Lou to stretch out vocally and hit some of his hipper, more sophisticated modes. Titles include "Sit Down & Talk To Me", "You're My Blessing", "Old Times", "Ain't That Loving You", and "One Day Soon You'll Need Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve.)

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Zoot SimsWaiting Game ... LP
Impulse, 1966. Very Good Gatefold ... $19.99
A rare gem from Zoot Sims – very different than any of his other albums! The session features Zoot blowing over large backings arranged and conducted by Gary McFarland, a bit in the older Verve "with strings" mode, but also sparkling with a lot of the newer elements that McFarland was bringing to his work at the time. The approach is both light and lush at the same time – and Zoot's got a tone and approach that we've never heard on any other record, making the whole album an incredible treat that we'd rank up there with Stan Getz's experiments of the same type from the 60s. Titles include "I Wish I Knew", "Does The Sun Really Shine On The Moon", "Once We Loved", "Old Folks", "September Song", "Stella By Starlight", and "Once I Could Have Loved". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange & black label stereo Bell Sound pressing.)

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StylisticsStylistics ... LP
Avco, 1971. Very Good- ... $9.99
A masterpiece of harmony soul – one of THE all-time greats of the genre, and a lasting treasure from The Stylistics! The album really took vocal soul to a whole new level for the 70s – pushing from the sometimes fragile ballad style of the late 60s into a smoother, more mature sound that was impeccably produced, yet still had all the depth of feeling as before! Maestro Thom Bell is the man to thank for the greatness of this album – as his production and musical vision really helped The Stylistics hit levels that few other groups like this were reaching at the time. Titles include their seminal long version of "People Make the World Go Round" – which, at 6 minutes in length, was really unusual for the time. Other titles include "Stop Look & Listen", "Betcha By Golly Wow", "You're A Big Girl Now", "If I Love You", "Ebony Eyes", and "You Are Everything". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some splitting on the bottom seam.)

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Clark TerryAngyumaluma Bongliddleany Nannyany Awhan Yi! ... LP
Mainstream, Early 70s. Very Good- ... $2.99
Forget any biases you might have against Clark Terry – this album is a super-hip killer! The arrangements were handled by Joe Cain, a mad mad mad Latin arranger who brings a strange sense of rhythm to the session, and a unique way of inserting instrumental flourishes. There's some nice organ and firey piano, Jerome Richardson plays excellent bits on flute and sax, and Vince Bell and Eric Gale both play guitars. Jose Mangual and Willie Bobo kick it in with percussion, and Terry plays in a tight jaunty style, with occasional mad vocal moments. Titles include "El Blues Latino", "The Cat From Cadiz", "Rum & Mumbles", and "Never". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light stains with wrinkling and heavy wear on the bottom seam.)

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Dionne WarwickTrack Of The Cat ... LP
Warner, 1975. Sealed ... $3.99
A wonderful album from Dionne Warwick – probably her greatest record after the early years! The session was recorded with production by Thom Bell at Sigma Sound in Philly – and the style is a sweet blend of Philly modes, from fragile ballads to midtempo groovers, all done in a warm and intimate style that's never cloying, and which really gets at the depth of Dionne's soulful style. The record's one of those that you might have passed by for years, but which if you heard it playing at someone's house, you'd say "Dang! What the heck is that?" Great all the way through, and with tracks that include "Track Of The Cat", "His House & Me", "Once You Hit The Road", "This Is Love", and "Love Me One More Time". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Bill WithersJust As I Am ... LP
Sussex, 1971. Near Mint- ... $49.99
A beautiful album by Bill Withers – filled with incredibly well written songs, and an amazing instrumental technique that blended folksy elements with smoother 70s soul, in a sound that would put Bill at the top of the charts for many years, yet still give him cred with soul fans for decades! Booker T Jones arranged, produced, and played electric piano on the album – and we can say without a doubt that the record's one of the few good things to come out of his move to LA! Although the album's not a greatest hits one, given the strength of the tracks, it may as well be, as it includes Withers classics like "Grandma's Hands", "Ain't No Sunshine", "Harlem", and "Hope She'll Be Happier". Also features the nice groover, "Better Off Dead", which has a very tasty intro! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Bell Sound pressing.)

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Lester YoungPres Is Blue ... LP
Charlie Parker, 1950. Very Good Gatefold ... $14.99
Small combo work from 1950 – with Pres on tenor, Jesse Drake on trumpet, Kenny Drew on piano, Aaron Bell on bass, and Jo Jones on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing.)
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Art Ensemble Of ChicagoLive At Mandel Hall ... LP
Delmark, 1972. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99
One of the best post-Paris live dates by the Art Ensemble Of Chicago – recorded right on their southside home turf in Chicago, as something of a homecoming after their years abroad! The performance is really one continuous piece, divided up into chapters – and it starts off with an intensity that's bolder than much of the group's previous recordings – an almost-free sort of sound that's quite raw, and which must have been a great way to announce their presence back on the Chicago scene. As the piece moves on, it slows a bit in pace, and opens up more in mood – but always has an edge that's quite distinct – almost free of some of the wit that marked the Ensemble's work from a few years before. The core lineup features Lester Bowie on trumpet and flugelhorn, Roscoe Mitchell and Joseph Jarman on saxes, Malachi Favors on bass, and Don Moye on drums and percussion – but as always, all players get their hands on plenty of other instruments during the performance – an array of horns, gongs, bells, whistles, bike horns, and more – all used to great effect! Sections of the work are titled "Duffvipels", "Checkmate", "Dautalty", and "Mata Kimasu". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear & an unglued seam.)

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Isabelle AubretIsabelle Aubret ... LP
L'Arome (France), 1971. Near Mint- (reissue)... $16.99
LP, Vinyl record album

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Sikiru Ayinde BarristerIwa ... LP
Siky-Oluyole (Nigeria), Early 80s. Fair ... $6.99
Hypnotic Fuji music from Alhaji (Chief) Sikiru Ayinde Barrister and his Supreme Fuji Commanders! The rawly and heavily percussive sound is makes a strong sensory impact – with nicely recorded, echoey vocals out front of that thundering, though impressively rhythmic backdrop. The album features 2 longer songs on one side and a handful of shorter pieces on side two. 10 in all. Titles include "Iwa", "Alhaji Rasaq Okoya", "Late Alhaja Sidikat Abeni (Haruna Ishola Bello)", "Olabisi Ilori", "Owolabi Ilori", "Fuji Americano" and "Singing Roundabout". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover is worn.)

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Billy BangLive At Carlos 1 ... LP
Soul Note (Italy), 1987. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Genius work from violinist Billy Bang – easily one of his best LPs, and the kind of set that will blow away any expectations you had about jazz violin! There's a sense of soul and spirit here that's really amazing – proof that Bang is easily one of the most inventive talents on his instrument, and a great leader as well. The set was recorded live at Carlos 1 in NYC in 1986 – and features Billy's sextet with Roy Campbell on trumpet, Oscar Sanders on guitar, Thurman Barker on marimba and percussion, and William Parker on bass. Parker's fat, round tone really gives the album a soulful depth that takes it to the next level – and his sly work on the best tracks make the album groove more than you'd expect. Titles include "Abuella", "Sad Song", "Sinawe Mandelas", and "Thank You Ma'am". LP, Vinyl record album

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Artie Barsamian & His OrchestraBelly Dance Au Go Go ... LP
Fiesta, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $2.99
LP, Vinyl record album

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Al Belletto SextetteSounds & Songs ... LP
Capitol, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $0.99
Part instrumental, part vocal harmonies – a group that does both pretty darn well! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original turquoise label.)

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Dan Belloc & His OrchestraDapper Dan Swings ... LP
Fraternity, 1966. Very Good- ... $6.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split top seam and oxidation on front.)

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BellsFly, Little White Dove, Fly ... LP
Polydor, 1971. Very Good ... $3.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some surface wear.)

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Louie Bellson150 MPH (aka Louie Rides Again) ... LP
Concord, 1974. Near Mint- ... $5.99
Titles include "Spanish Gypsy", "Inferno", "Love Dreams", "Hello Young Lovers", "Back Home", and "Spacin Home". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo sticker, a cutout hole, and some moderate wear.)

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Louie BellsonLouie Bellson Jam ... LP
Pablo, 1979. Near Mint- ... $2.99
LP, Vinyl record album

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Louie BellsonSide Track ... LP
Concord, 1981. Near Mint- ... $2.99
With Don Menza on tenor and flute, Sam Noto on trumpet, Frank Collett on piano, John Heard on bass, and Walfredo De Los Reyes on congas – plus Louie Bellson on drums! LP, Vinyl record album

Partial matches81
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Louie BellsonSunshine Rock ... LP
Pablo, 1977. Near Mint- ... $2.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Louie Bellson 7Live At The Concord Summer Festival ... LP
Concord, 1976. Near Mint- ... $6.99
With Blue Mitchell on trumpet and Pete Christlieb on tenor! LP, Vinyl record album

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Louie Bellson QuartetLive At Joe Segal's Jazz Showcase ... LP
Concord, 1988. Near Mint- ... $4.99
LP, Vinyl record album

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Louis BellsonLouis Bellson Explosion ... LP
Pablo, 1975. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Louis leads a smoking big band – with keyboards by Nat Pierce and Russ Tompkins, and guitar from Mitch Holder – making for a nice mix of his older modes, and a bit of fusion, too! Titles include "Quiet Riots", "Carnaby Street", "Beyond Category", "Movin On", and "Chameleon". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Louis BellsonSkin Deep ... LP
Verve, Early 50s. Very Good ... $6.99
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
(Yellow label Norgran pressing, with a trumpeter logo, deep groove, and a sticker on one side. Cover has a small name in marker on front.)

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Elmer BernsteinMovie & TV Themes Composed & Conducted By Elmer Bernstein ... LP
Choreo, 1962. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Elmer Bernstein serves up some of his most famous soundtrack themes – but in a style that's even more jazz-based than the original! The group here is a large one, filled with great west coast players – and Bernstein's tunes sparkle even more in this rich setting than they did in their initial use on film – partly because the presentation allows some musicians the chance to really open up and solo! The lineup features Bud Shank and Bob Cooper on saxes, Pete Candoli and Don Fagerquist on trumpets, Milt Bernhart and Dick Nash on trombones, Bob Bain on guitar, Russ Freeman on piano, Shelly Manne on drums, and Francisco Aquabella on percussion – and titles include "Rat Race", "Three Time Blueser", "Hop Skip But Jump", "Jubilation", "Man With The Golden Arm", "Saints & Sinners", and "Sweet Smell Of Success". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a sticker spot.)

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Big MaybelleWhat More Can A Woman Do? ... LP
Brunswick, Mid 60s. Very Good- ... $11.99
A surprisingly great little soul record from Big Maybelle – done in a style that's quite different than her earlier sides for Savoy, but which still also shares the best elements of those records as well! Maybelle's voice is really incredible – with that strange tone and sadness that made her initial recording of "Candy" a perennial hit – and the arrangements on the album are steeped in strings, but syncopated in a way that's a bit like work by Ray Charles on ABC, or labelmate Jackie Wilson on his mellower tracks. Includes a remake of "Candy", plus "I Still Care", "Tortured", "What More Can A Woman Do?", "Everybody's Got A Home But Me", and "Cry". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original black label stereo pressing. Cover has some light peeling and partially split seams.)

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✨✧ Broken BellsBroken Bells ... LP
Columbia, 2010. Very Good ... $9.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram pressing.)

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Henry ButlerFivin Around ... LP
Impulse, 1986. Near Mint- ... $9.99
An overlooked gem from the revival years of Impulse Records – a set recorded in the mid 80s, but one that easily matches the soul and spirituality of the label's best work from the late 60s and early 70s! Pianist Henry Butler steps out here with a strong musical vision – one colored by his own bold McCoy Tyner-esque lines on the piano – and embellished by great solo work from Freddie Hubbard on trumpet and Azar Lawrence on tenor. Rhythm is by Charlie Haden on bass and Billy Higgins on drums – who definitely match Butler's pulsating, modal-influenced groove here – and additional instrumentation includes bits of flute and oboe, plus a string quartet on 2 numbers – coming off with Alice Coltrane-like brilliance! Great proof that righteous jazz was still being made in the 80s – with titles that include "Fivin Around", "LA Samba", "Improvisation On An Afghan Theme", "Giant Steps", and "Butler's Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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