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Erma FranklinBig Boss Man/Don't Catch The Dog's Bone ... 7-inch
Shout, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Deep stuff from Erma! "Big Boss Man" is a heavy number that sounds like Ike & Tina – but even rawer – and "Don't Catch" is a bluesy number, very rootsy, almost in a Chicago electric mode! 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Conway TwittyConway Twitty Rocks At The Castaway ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), 1964. New Copy 2CD ... $26.99 34.98
Think Conway Twitty's only a mainstream country artist? Think again – because in Twitty's early years he was a hell of a rocker – more rockabilly than anything else, even in the early 60s! And while Conway's classics on MGM have always been sought-after singles for rockabilly fans, the singer also made magic in a lot of other ways at the time too – including live performances like the one included in this double-length set! The package offers up a very different site of Twitty than you might be used to from his more polished studio recordings – and there's a loose, rough-edged approach that really takes us back to the kind of small club performance of the time – as Conway sings with unadorned vocals, and the band hits this nice gritty vibe. There's less rockabilly in the mix than you might expect, and Twitty covers a nice range of material that goes way beyond his usual fare – titles that include "What A Dream", "Big Boss Man", "Things", "Got My Mojo Working", "Your Cheatin Heart", "I'm Leavin It Up To You", "Money", "Funny How Time Slips Away", "Born To Lose", "What Am I Living For", "Rinky", and "The Pickup". CD

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VariousSweet Soul Music 1961 – 31 Scorching Classics ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), 1961. New Copy ... $18.99 28.98
A massive batch of music – and almost as worth it for the overall package as it is for the great tunes inside! Like other volumes in this series, this set is beautifully put together – not only stuffed with an amazing array of classic soul from a key year in the 60s – but also done with a full color booklet that's over 60 pages long – filled with track-by-track notes on the tunes, and filled with great photos, images, and historical data! The whole thing's a perfect soul music time capsule – with the depth of production that we've always loved in Bear Family releases for other genres. Titles include "The Watusi" by The Vibrations, "Stand By Me" by Ben E King, "Raindrops" by Dee Clark, "Turn On Your Love Light" by Bobby Blue Bland, "Gypsy Woman" by The Impressions, "Ya Ya" by Lee Dorsey, "A Little Bit Of Soap" by The Jarmels, "Tossin & Turnin" by Bobby Lewis, "Driving Wheel" by Little Junior Parker, "Daddy's Home" by Shep & The Limelites, "Big Boss Man" by Jimmy Reed, and "Hide Away" by Freddy King. CD

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✨✧ VariousStrong Like Sampson – Lival Thompson Presents The 12" Mixes ... CD
Hot Milk (UK), 1979/1980. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Heavy club mixes from Linval Thompson – key work from that time when the 12" single really opened up the sonic possibilities of reggae! The work here is either by Thompson, or some of his frequent collaborators on his Strong Like Sampson label – and titles include mixes of "Mr Big Shot", "Curfew", "Mr Collie Man", and "Mr Boss Man" all by Linval Thompson – plus "Gonna Be Sorry" and "Sometime I Cry" by Freddy McKay, "Natty Dread Nah Run" by Barry Brown, "Stop Pushing Me Around" by Ranking Trevor, "I'm A Dread Locks" by Sammy Dread & Papa Tullo, "Promised Land" by Rod Taylor, "Rainy Days" by Sammy Dread, "Africa" by Anthony Johnson, "Wicked Intention" by Barrington Levy, and "Stereograph Style" by Jah Thomas. CD
 
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Astrud Gilberto & Walter WanderleyCertain Smile, Certain Sadness ... CD
Verve, 1966. Used ... $5.99
Kind of a dream combination in one little album – especially if you dig breezy bossa from the 60s! Back in 1966, Verve Records got the great idea of teaming up its (then) biggest Brazilian imports – vocalist Astrud Gilberto and organist Walter Wanderley – both of whom were selling plenty at the time! Astrud's lovely vocals are matched beautifully with the lean, rhythmic bossa grooves of Wanderley's trio – and the result is a record that's near-perfect in execution. Most of the tracks are quite short, as is the record itself – but it's a perfectly concentrated dose of the Verve bossa sound at its best, with tracks that include "Portuguese Washerwoman", "Tu Meu Delirio", "A Certain Smile", "Call Me", "Here's That Rainy Day", "A Certain Sadness", "It's A Lovely Day Today", and a vocal version of Wanderley's big hit "Summer Samba", redone here as "So Nice"! Plus, this groovy reissue also includes two previously unissued cuts – "Who Needs Forever" and "The Sadness of After"! CD
(Digipack has some light wear.)
Also available Certain Smile, Certain Sadness ... LP 16.99

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Astrud Gilberto & Walter WanderleyCertain Smile, Certain Sadness ... LP
Verve, 1966. Near Mint- ... $16.99
Kind of a dream combination in one little album – especially if you dig breezy bossa from the 60s! Back in 1966, Verve Records got the great idea of teaming up its (then) biggest Brazilian imports – vocalist Astrud Gilberto and organist Walter Wanderley – both of whom were selling plenty at the time! Astrud's lovely vocals are matched beautifully with the lean, rhythmic bossa grooves of Wanderley's trio – and the result is a record that's near-perfect in execution. Most of the tracks are quite short, as is the record itself – but it's a perfectly concentrated dose of the Verve bossa sound at its best, with tracks that include "Portuguese Washerwoman", "Tu Meu Delirio", "A Certain Smile", "Call Me", "Here's That Rainy Day", "A Certain Sadness", "It's A Lovely Day Today", and a vocal version of Wanderley's big hit "Summer Samba", redone here as "So Nice"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Deep groove pressing. Cover has a cutout hole and some discoloration on back.)
Also available Certain Smile, Certain Sadness ... CD 5.99

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✨✧ Ronnie HawkinsBest Of Ronnie Hawkins – Featuring His Band (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Roulette/Warner (Japan), Early 60s. New Copy ... $14.99
Searing sounds from Ronnie Hawkins – one of the sharper, more hard-hitting mainstream talents in the early days of rock and roll – and one of the few who could bring an indie sound to a bigger market, all without ever losing his edge! Ronnie gets great backings from The Hawks – a tight combo who keep things from ever sounding too poppy, and who often back Hawkins' excellent vocals with some strong guitar lines that create some surprisingly bluesy currents. Hawkins himself is a great singer, too – with a style that's got a bit of a rockabilly twang, but a slower, more soulful approach too – almost a precursor to later swamp rock – no surprise, given that Ronnie pulled himself up from home territory in the Ozarks! Titles include "Searchin", "Mojo Man", "Sexy Ways", "Bossman", "Bo Diddley", "Come Love", "Honey Love", and "Arkansas". CD features 6 bonus tracks too – including "Forty Days", "Southern Love", "Need Your Lovin", and "One Of These Days". CD

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Ira Kris GroupJazzanova ... CD
MPS/Edel (Germany), 1971. New Copy ... $14.99
One of the best lost MPS albums from the classic years – and a very tasty batch of jazzy Brazilian grooves! Guitarist Ira Kris leads a groovy little combo that includes 2 guitars, flute, bass, and drums – and the group runs through a tight set of bossa groovers with a breezy jazzy sound. Highlights include some great versions of "Canto De Ossanha", "Reza", and "Casa Forte" – but the album also has some nice originals like "Inside My Head" and "Juanito". The sound's a bit like a Baden Powell album, but it's a lot more lively – especially since there's 2 guitars jumping around in the mix. Plus, the bassist is the great Jimmy Woode (from the Clark Boland Big Band), and he gives the record a nice soulful bottom sound – more depth than you might expect from the usual bossa jazz record of this nature. CD

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Henry ManciniBig Latin Band Of Henry Mancini/Latin Sound Of Henry Mancini ... CD
RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1965/1968. New Copy ... $11.99
2 great albums of Latiny tunes from Henry Mancini! The Big Latin Band Of Henry Mancini features a very hip lineup of west coast jazzmen – including Bud Shank and Tom Scott on reeds, Buddy Childers and Pete Candoli on trumpets, Ray Brown on acoustic bass, Max Bennett on fender bass, Larry Bunker on percussion, and Shelly Manne on drums. The rhythms have a great mix of Latin influences and Mancini magic, the kind of grooves you'd hear on his 60s soundtracks at the time, and the vibe is nice and relaxed. It's a bit more upbeat than bossa, but not as all-out as other RCA Latin sessions – thanks to Mancini's nice sense of warmth and space in the arrangements. Titles include some pretty darn cool takes on "Mission Impossible", "Fistful Of Dollars", "Magnificent Seven", "Touch Of Evil", and "Springtime For Hitler", from the film The Producers. Other titles include "Patricia", "Zacatecas", and "Las Cruces". The Latin Sound record is a gem from a few years earlier – with some great arrangements by Mancini! The album's less a straight Latin date than it is a new approach to the grooves Henry was laying down on his 60s soundtracks – a mix of bossa and cha cha-inspired themes that sparkle wonderfully with warm jazzy touches from a host of LA players who include Dick Nash on trombone, Harry Klee on flute, Ted Nash on alto and tenor, Jimmy Rowles on piano, Laurindo Almeida on guitar, and Gene Garf on organ – all working beautifully under Mancini's direction, with a sound that's both tight and relaxed at the same time! Lots of tracks have some nice groovy organ, which gives the arrangements a cool lively sound – and titles include "Preciosa", "Baia", "Carnavalito", "Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars", "Tico Tico", and the nice "Senor Peter Gunn", a Latin remake of Mancini's big hit! CD

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Idrees & Jamila SuliemanCamel (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Columbia/Jazzhus Disk (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... $13.99
A true jazz treasure from the 60s – as if you couldn't guess that already from the cover! The album's a really rare one from trumpeter and reedman Idrees Sulieman – a player who shone strongly on Prestige Records in the late 50s – then made the trip overseas, where he became a key member of the Clarke Boland Big Band! The set sparkles with some of the best energy of some of Idrees' contemporaries in that ensemble, especially some of the smaller combo offshoots of the CBBB – and, no surprise, it features some great work from saxophonist Sahib Shihab – another ex-pat who followed similar lines as Sulieman! Even more unusual, though, are the album's two vocal tracks from Jamila Sulieman – a great singer we'd never heard from before – and who brings in these deep blue tones on her pair of performances – almost in the way female vocals might be used on a Charles Mingus album from the time. Other numbers are soaringly instrumental – and half the album features a large group with Shihab on baritone sax, Bernt Rosengren on tenor, and alto sax from Sulieman – who then switches to trumpet for the album's remaining small group tracks. Titles include "Blues For Emanon", "The Camel", "Dawud's Bossa Nova", "I'll Remember April", "Sad & Strange", and "Long For The Blues". CD

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✨✧ VariousNippon Girls – Japanese Pop, Beat, & Bossa Nova 1967 to 1969 (coloured vinyl) ... LP
Big Beat (UK), Late 60s. New Copy Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Groovy, moddish, magnificent and sunny girl pop from The Land Of The Rising Sun – pummeling drums, jumping arrangements and groovy vocals from the mid-to-late 60s Japanese scene! This is fantastic stuff, any kitch or novelty appeal you might be expecting is kind of muted by the exceptional quality and excellent performances – but it is flat out fun! As the title states, strains of pop, beat & bossa – plus mod & psychedelic fuzz – and the vocals girl group vocals are bright, rocking, playful or sultry or innocent depending on the groove! 25 tracks in all: "Black Room by Jun Mayuzumi, Sharock No 1" by Mie Nakao, "Nagisa No Tenshi" by Mieko Hirota, "Hatsu Koi No Letter" by Miki Obata, "Bazazz Tengoku" by The Cupids, "Aeba Suki Suki" by Margaret With Bunnys, "Nukui Aitsu" by Mika Nohira, "Kiiro No Sekai" by J Girls and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Gary Burton/Mike Westbrook/Ibor Bril/Dan MindriJazz Jamboree 71 Vol 1 ... LP
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1971. Used ... Out Of Stock
4 sets of performances from the Jazz Jamboree Festival in Poland, all recorded in 1971. Gary Burton's the best known here – and checks in with 3 mellow tracks that all feature some lovely vibes – "Moonchild", "The Sunset Bell", and "Chega De Saudade". Next up is pianist Igor Bril, who performs an extended version of "Mina Saudade" with a sweet gentle bossa bounce. Following that is the quartet of trumpeter Dan Mindrila – performing a languid take on Herbie Hancock's "Dolphin Dance". And the whole thing's rounded out very nicely by the Mike Westbrook Jazz Band – who groove on a tune called "Hyde Park Song" – a nice romping big band number with electric bass at the bottom, and some wailing solos over the top! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Astrud Gilberto & Walter WanderleyCertain Smile, Certain Sadness (UK pressing) ... CD
Verve/Rev-Ola (UK), 1966. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Kind of a dream combination in one little album – especially if you dig breezy bossa from the 60s! Back in 1966, Verve Records got the great idea of teaming up its (then) biggest Brazilian imports – vocalist Astrud Gilberto and organist Walter Wanderley – both of whom were selling plenty at the time! Astrud's lovely vocals are matched beautifully with the lean, rhythmic bossa grooves of Wanderley's trio – and the result is a record that's near-perfect in execution. Most of the tracks are quite short, as is the record itself – but it's a perfectly concentrated dose of the Verve bossa sound at its best, with tracks that include "Portuguese Washerwoman", "Tu Meu Delirio", "A Certain Smile", "Call Me", "Here's That Rainy Day", "A Certain Sadness", "It's A Lovely Day Today", and a vocal version of Wanderley's big hit "Summer Samba", redone here as "So Nice"! Plus, this groovy reissue also includes two previously unissued cuts – "Who Needs Forever" and "The Sadness of After"! CD
Also available
Certain Smile, Certain Sadness ... LP 16.99
Certain Smile, Certain Sadness ... CD 5.99

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✨✧ Angela MariaReinha Do Radio – Gravacoes Historicos 1955/1956 (4CD set) ... CD
Discobertas (Brazil), Mid 50s. New Copy 4CD ... Out Of Stock
A wealth of rare work from Brazilian singer Angela Maria – one of the bigger talents in the pre-bossa years, captured here on radio performances from the mid 50s! Angela definitely has a romantic approach at times, but also one with a fair bit of darkness too – blue notes and sad-tinged touches that differ greatly from American pop of the time, and which show the sophistication that graced most Brazilian work, even in the years before bossa styles had firmly taken hold. There's plenty of eerie instrumental in the backings that keep things interesting – and the work is way more than mainstream pop – real proof that there was always something going on in the world of Brazilian music! Package features 4 full CDs with really lovely Kodachrome-style covers. CD

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✨✧ VariousLe Coeur Qui Jazze – The Most Controversial & Wanted Cult-Grooves ... CD
Partners In Crime (Italy), 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great mix of jazz, bossa, and other European grooves from the 60s and 70s – a smashing compilation of rare tracks, very much like others in this series! There's not much of a structure to the collection, but the cuts are all mighty nice – a really well-selected batch of numbers that includes "Conversations" by Silhouettes, "Sombre Guitar" by Danser's Inferno, "Claudia" by Panema Leblon, "Autumn Leaves" by Milt Jackson, "Jive Samba" by Jon Hendricks, "Here We Are Falling In Love" by Meta Roos, "Le Coeur Qui Jazze" by France Gall, "Exotica" by Walter Kubiczec, "Uela Uela" by Charly Antonlini, and "Sunshine Superman" by Big Jim Sullivan. CD

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✨✧ Rose RoyceRose Royce Strikes Again ... LP
Whitfield, 1978. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Rose Royce in perfect hit mode – blending older styles of harmony soul and rolling funk with some of the late 70s better advances in production. Norman Whitfield's really pushing himself here, and if he only did one thing on this planet, we'd give him a big award for his wonderful work on "Love Don't Live Here Anymore" – clearly the album (and possibly the band's) standout cut, and a masterpiece of spacey soul that still shocks us today with its greatness. Other tracks include "I'm In Love", "That's What's Wrong With Me", "Let Me Be The First To Know", and "First Come, First Serve". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the embossed cover, with a cutout hole.)
 
 
 



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