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LaVern BakerLaVern Baker Sings Bessie Smith ... LP
Atlantic, 1958. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Bessie Smith by LaVern Baker – a great blend of modes that really comes off great! Instead of sounding like a throwback blues album, the set comes across with a nice degree of contemporary class – thanks in part to a jazzy presentation that's a bit different than some of Baker's other music of the time – and which sports reeds from Sahib Shihab, tenor from Paul Quinichette, trumpet from Buck Clayton, and trombone from Jimmy Cleveland! Baker's voice is in fine form in this comfortable setting – and really works magic with tracks that include "After You've Gone", "Preaching The Blues", "Empty Bed Blues", "Back Water Blues", and "Gimme A Pigfoot". LP, Vinyl record album
(Canadian "That's Jazz Series" pressing from the 70s.)

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✨✧ Bessie SmithBessie Smith Collection – 20 Golden Greats ... CD
Deja Vu, 1920s/1930s. Used ... $1.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Bessie SmithAny Woman's Blues ... LP
Columbia, 1920s. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing.)

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✨✧ Bessie SmithEmpress ... LP
Columbia, 1920s. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Bessie SmithEmpty Bed Blues ... LP
Columbia, 1920s. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Bessie SmithNobody's Blues But Mine ... LP
Columbia, 1920s. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Bessie SmithCollection ... CD
Columbia, 1920s/Early 30s. Used ... Out Of Stock
CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Bessie SmithWorld's Greatest Blues Singer ... LP
Columbia, 1920s. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Archie Shepp & Horace ParlanSwing Low ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1991. New Copy ... $14.99 18.99
A sublime set from this legendary pair – saxophonist Archie Shepp and pianist Horace Parlan – a duo who already made some great records before this one, but who really knock it out of the park in a relaxed, open live set that's dripping with soul! Most of the tunes here are older spiritual numbers and standards – but they're completely reworked by Shepp and Parlan – with Horace carving out these thoughtful, meaningful lines on piano – while Shepp blows tremendously on tenor, with this raspy edge that holds us breathless – and also plays a bit of alto too. Most tracks are nice and long – and seem to further extend previous Shepp/Parlan moments in a great way – and titles include "Swing Low Sweet Chariot", "Make Me A Pallet On The Floor", "Go Down Moses", "Dedication To Bessie Smith's Blues", "I Didn't Know About You", and "See See Rider" – plus a great version of Parlan's "Billie's Bossa". CD
Also available Swing Low ... CD 4.99

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✨✧ Jimmy SmithBack At The Chicken Shack (with bonus track) ... CD
Blue Note, 1960. Used ... $2.99
A partner album of sorts to Jimmy Smith's classic Midnight Special album – recorded during the same sessions as that one, and also featuring Stanley Turrentine on tenor and Kenny Burrell on guitar! The sound here is almost even more open and stretched out – with only 4 long tracks on the album, 2 on each side – all offering up plenty of room for Jimmy to hit the Hammond with that keenly imaginative approach to a solo he was showing at this time – a style that proved that the instrument could do a lot more than just make weird noises or pump up the rhythm. Turrentine's tenor more than matches Jimmy's solos for imagination – and titles include "When I Grow Too Old To Dream", "Messy Bessie", "Minor Chant", and "Back At The Chicken Shack". CD also contains one bonus track – "On The Sunny Side Of The Street". CD
(Out of print first CD pressing. CD case has a cutout notch.)

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Lonnie Smith/John AbercrombieAfro Blue ... CD
Music Masters, 1993. Used ... $15.99
That's Dr Lonnie Smith, to you – grooving greatly here on one of those sweet mid 90s sessions that really returned his organ talents to the jazz-buying public! The group on the date is co-led with guitarist John Abercrombie – a player whose work has graced soul jazz sets over the years, but who's also best known for the airier tones of his ECM recordings – tones that sometimes surface here, but which are then quickly turned into the more focused sounds needed to match Smith's clean lines on the Hammond! There's no bassist at all on the date – Lonnie handles most of that with the organ – drums are by Marvin Smitty Smith. Titles include "Impressions", "Greensleeves", "Afro Blue", and "Bessie's Blues" – all tributes to Coltrane, natch! CD
(Out of print. BMG Direct pressing.)
 
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✨✧ VariousRoot Hog Or Die – 100 Years, 100 Songs – An Alan Lomax Centennial Tribute (6LP set) ... LP
Mississippi, 1940s/1950s/1960s. New Copy 6 LPs ... Out Of Stock
A stunning tribute to the great Alan Lomax – the legendary musicologist, historian, and recording engineer who captured so many wonderful American sounds in the 20th Century! Lomax's work has been crucial to both the Library Of Congress and Smithsonian/Folkways Records – yet there's also a fair bit that has never seen the light of day before – amazing recordings that make up a surprisingly large part of this box set – which compiles work in many different styles recorded by Alan in the field – blues, folk, gospel, and global modes, plus compelling regional genres – all presented here in a special 6LP set. The box features 55 never-issued tracks, and lots more great ones too – with music by Shirley Collins, Fiddlin Joe Martin, Compagna Sacco, Calvin Frazier, Sonny Boy Williamson, Jelly Roll Morton, Ernest Williams, Neal Morris, Skip James, Son House, Elmer Barton, Brendan Behan, George Sea Island Singers, Big Bill Broonzy, Elizabeth Austin, Jean Ritchie, Bascomb Lamar Lunsford, Bessie Jones, Duke Of Iron, Charles Barnett, and many others. The box features a nice booklet of notes, too – and some rare photos from the archive! LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 1000 copies.)

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✨✧ VariousSampled Vol 2 – Digging Deeper ... CD
Virgin (UK), 1960s/1970s/1980s. Used 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A great entry in a very popular sub-genre around here – the funky compilation that features tunes that have been sampled by hip hop and dance artists! This one features 35 cuts in all – with a mix of familiar favorites and more obscure numbers that will have you saying "Oh, that's where that one's from!" Titles include "It's A Shame" by The Spinners, "Ready Or Not Here I Come" by The Delfonics, "Josephine" by Chris Rea, "Brothers Gonna Work It Out" by Blake Baxter, "Life In A Northern Town" by Dream Academy, "Lookin Up For You" by Michael Wycoff, "All This Love That I'm Giving" by Gwen McCrae, "There But For The Grace Of God Go I" by Machine, "Wear It Out" by Stargard, "Dance With You" by Carrie Lucas, "Far Beyond" by Locksmith, "Sometimes" by Bessie Jones, "Golden Girl" by John Barry, "Burning Spear" by Soul, "From Here To Eternity" by Engelbert Humperdink, and "Jim On The Move" by Lalo Schifrin. CD
(Out of print.)
 
 
 



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