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Cannonball Adderley with Ernie AndrewsLive Session! ... LP
Capitol, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $7.99
An excellent jazz vocal album by one of the lost greats! Ernie Andrews was always a musician's singer – in that he never cracked the masses, but did have tremendous respect among jazz players in the 60s and 70s. Here, in one of his best albums, he's caught live, working with Cannon's classic quintet, and under production work by David Axelrod. The record perfectly captures the live fire of Adderley's group, and mixes it with the strong voice of Andrews in a good set of material that includes "Big City", "I'm Always Drunk In San Francisco", "Don't Be Afraid Of Love", and "I'm A Born World Shaker". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing, with some etching on one side. Cover has a half split top seam.)
Also available Live Session! ... CD 7.99

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Mose AllisonAutumn Song ... LP
Prestige, 1959. Very Good ... $24.99
Mose Allison's last album for Prestige Records – before moving onto even bigger fame at Columbia and Atlantic during the 60s! Unlike Allison's later sets, this one is mostly instrumental – but there are a few sweet vocal tracks that bring out the hip, rootsy lyrical modes that would make Mose a big hit with the mod scene overseas – including the classic "Eyesight To The Blind", plus "That's All Right" and "Do Nothing Till You Here From Me". The remaining piano trio sides have a great rollicking groove – rootsy, yet slightly modern too – with bass by Addison Farmer and drums from Ronnie Free – on titles that include "Promenade", "It's Crazy", "Strange", "Autumn Song", and "Groovin High". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original yellow label pressing with deep groove, New Jersey address and RVG stamp. Cover has partial splitting on the top & bottom seams and some aging on the back.)

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Gene AmmonsGolden Tone Of Gene Ammons (Golden Saxophone Of Gene Ammons) ... LP
Savoy, Late 40s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A nice collection of Gene Ammons' work that doesn't always get as well remembered as his sides for Prestige or Chess – late 40s bop recordings for Savoy, done in a wonderfully full-voiced tone! The set features Gene's classic "Red Top", plus the great two part "Big Slam", and the titles "Chips", "Goodtime Blues", "Fuzzy", "Jim Dawgs", and "Street Of Dreams". The album doesn't list personnel at all for the tracks, or dates – but the music speaks volumes on its own! LP, Vinyl record album
(Maroon label pressing. Cover has a small split at the bottom seam, but is nice overall.)

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Laurie AndersonUnited States – Live (5LP set) ... LP
Warner, 1983. Very Good+ 5 LPs ... $9.99
Recorded live at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York City, February 7-10, 1983. A HUGE amount of material! Includes the tracks "Say Hello", "Walk The Dog", "Violin Solo", "Closed Circuits", "For A Large And Changing Room", "Pictures Of It", "Language Of The Future", "Reverb", "If You Can't Talk About It, Point To It", "City Song", "Finnish Farmers", "Democratic Way", "Private Property", "Neon Duet", "Difficult Listening Hour", "So Happy Birthday", "Dance Of Electricity", "Sax Duet", "Born, Never Asked", "From The Air", "Beginning French", "Talkshow", "Cello Solo", "Blue Lagoon", "Stiff Neck", "Hothead", "Telephone Song", "Sweaters", "We've Got Four Big Clocks", "I Dreamed I Had To Take A Test", "Big Top", "It Was Up In The Mountains", "Big Science", "Red Map", "Strike", "False Documents", and many, many more! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes all the inner sleeves. Box has some wear and a few creases.)

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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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✨✧ James BrownPlays James Brown Today & Yesterday ... LP
Smash, 1965. Very Good- ... $7.99
Funky instrumentals – with James on organ, grooving hard in a raw 60s R&B mode! Lots of the tracks are versions of James' big 60s hits – like "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag (parts 1 & 2)", "Try Me", and "Out of Sight" – but there are also some jazzier tracks, like "Song for My Father" and "Sidewinder", and a great version of the classic Billy Butler tune "Hold It", always a favorite for us! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original stereo pressing. Cover has some wear, splitting on the top seam, and a bit of pen on back.)

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Tim BuckleyGreetings From LA ... LP
Warner/Straight, 1972. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $14.99
A later effort from Tim Buckley with a bigger sound and more of a straight ahead approach – with a big nod in the groove direction and some R&B creeping in! In lesser hands, Greetings From LA could be considered more of a "commercial" album than the unpredictable stylistic variances of Tim's earlier records, but his vocals and depth of passion keeps it a riveting experience. Rolling boogie piano, some vamping organ, groovy strings, and even some female chorus backing vocals bring elements of 70s soul and juke joint sounds into the mix – while Buckley's emoting is on par with earlier work – even if some of the lyrics are kind of on the bawdy side. Includes "Move With Me", "Get On Top", "Sweet Surrender", "Night Hawkin'", "Devil Eyes", "Hong Kong Bar" and "Make It Right". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the gatefold cover, with the postcard partially detached but intact, and a crease on the front panel.)

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Ron CarterAnything Goes ... LP
Kudu, 1975. Very Good ... $4.99
Ron Carter gets sweet and funky on this 70s classic for Kudu Records – a set that's a fair bit different than some of Carter's acoustic trio sides of the decade, or some of his more high-concept work in recent years! The approach here is free and flowing – larger arrangements penned by Carter and David Matthews – all in that sweet Kudu blend of soul and jazz, acoustic and electric elements. Ron himself plays acoustic bass and piccolo bass – alongside some great keyboards from Don Grolnick and Richard Tee. A few cuts have backing singers, but others are more instrumental – and titles include a great cover of "Barretta Theme (Keep Your Eye On The Sparrow)", plus "Anything Goes", "Big Fro", "Quarto Azul", and "De Samba". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear on the spine and some delaminating of the back paste-on at the top.)

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Ray CharlesJazz Number II ... LP
Tangerine, 1972. Very Good Gatefold ... $4.99
A great little follow-up to Ray's funky My Kind Of Jazz album – and like that one, a session that's all instrumental, and in a soul jazz mode that's quite different than most of Ray's vocal albums from the time. Tracks are all a bit longish, and feature some striking arrangements by Teddy Edwards, Jimmy Heath, and Al Clausen – bristling with energy in a nicely updated big band mode, in a way that almost recalls some of the best MPS sessions of this type, or maybe some of the hippest work by the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis group. Players are unfortunately not listed on the cover, but the sound is great – and titles include "Going Home", "Brazilian Skies", "Kids Are Pretty People", "Morning Of Carnival", "Our Site", "A Pair Of Threes", and "Togetherness". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a partially split top seam.)

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Clarke Boland Big BandJazz Is Universal ... LP
Atlantic, 1962. Very Good ... $11.99
Great early genius from the Clarke Boland Big Band – proof that Kenny and Francy were onto something great, right from the start! The album really has the group hitting the heights of their MPS years – stretching out way past earlier big band modes, into the hip mix of rhythms and soulful solos that made the ensemble unlike any other group in the 60s – a really groundbreaking approach to their music, delivered by a range of top-shelf players! Arrangements are by Boland, who also plays piano – and other group members include Benny Bailey and Jimmy Deuchar on trumpets, Derek Humble on alto sax, Carl Drewo and Zoot Sims on tenor, Sahib Shihab on baritone sax and flute, and Ake Persson on trombone – plus rhythm from the rock-solid duo of Jimmy Woode on bass and Kenny Clarke on drums. Titles include the Latin-tinged "Los Bravos", and more great originals by Boland – including "Volutes", "The Styx", "Charon's Ferry", and "Box 703 Washington DC" – plus versions of "Gloria" and "Last Train From Overbrook". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing. Cover has a small cutout hole and a bit of pen on back.)

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Clarke Boland Big BandOpen Door ... LP
Muse, 1967/1975. Very Good+ ... $5.99
Rare sides by the Clarke Boland ensemble – recorded by Gigi Campi in 1967 in Prague, and licensed to Muse in the mid 70s. The group's at their finest here – with some searing soloists like Johnny Griffin, Tony Coe, Sahib Shihab, and Ronnie Scott cutting it hard hard hard throughout. Side one features some CBBB standards – like "Milkshake" and "New Box" – but side 2 features the "All Blues Suite", written by Boland, and a great little trio of tracks that includes "Open Door", "Dia Blues", and "Total Blues". Forget the cliches that "blues" makes you think of, because this is hard wailing modern jazz – with a rich amount of emotion, power, and creativity! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wide clear tape along the top seam.)

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CyrkleRed Rubber Ball ... LP
Columbia, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
A bouncy early gem from The Cyrkle – filled with easygoing, impeccable harmonies – and mixed with some wonderful arrangements and production from the legendary John Simon – who's really at the top of his game here, during a short but wonderful run of records for Columbia! Early on, The Cyrkle records were great for adding some oddball elements to tunes that are otherwise pleasant 60s pop rock – some woozy keyboards here, some extra fuzzy guitar there – mixed with harmonies as strong as any young group of the time, but which take on a nicely unusual quality in the setting – thanks to Simon's great guidance in the studio! Titles include "Red Rubber Ball", "Why Can't You Give Me What I Want", "Big, Little Woman", "Cloudy", "Cry", "Turn-Down Day", "Bony Moronie", "How Can I Leave Her", and "Money To Burn". LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing.)

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Eric Dolphy with Booker LittleFar Cry ... LP
Prestige, 1960. Very Good- ... $39.99
Eric Dolphy's first meeting in the studio with trumpeter Booker Little – a brilliant batch of modernism that's easily one of the hippest records Little ever worked on! The Dolphy heard here is Eric at his most inventive – sharp-edged and angular one minute, then spiritually lyrical the next – playing flute, bass clarinet, and alto sax equally well on the record – and somehow managing to get Little to share his inspiration perfectly on every number. Other players include Jaki Byard on piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Roy Haynes on drums – a rhythm team whose abilities are a big part of the success of the record – and titles include "Far Cry", "Mrs Parker Of KC", "Left Alone", "Ode To Charlie Parker", and "Miss Ann". LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple label New Jazz pressing with RVG stamp. Cover has a split top seam and spine, some light stains, and a name in pen on back.)

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Duke Ellington & Johnny HodgesSide By Side ... LP
Verve, 1959. Very Good- ... $8.99
A great little session that builds on the strength of Johnny Hodges' small group 50s sessions for Verve – and which lets Duke Ellington in on some of the action! The format is nicely stripped-down throughout – featuring Hodges in sextet and septet formation with players that include Ben Webster, Roy Eldridge, Les Spann, Lawrence Brown, and Jo Jones. And while Duke's actually only on piano on 3 tracks on the album (Billy Strayhorn handles keys on the other 6), the session's still a great example of small combo Ellingtonia at its best! Titles include "Ruint", "Stompy Jones", "Big Shoe", "Going Up", "Just A Memory", and "You Need to Rock". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Stereophonic pressing with deep groove. Cover has a half split top seam.)

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Rolf Ericson & His All American StarsRolf Ericson & His All American Stars ... LP
EmArcy, 1956. Very Good ... $11.99
A key American album from trumpeter Rolf Ericson – a player with roots in the Swedish scene, but one who also made some big waves on the west coast during the 50s! Although Rolf was living in the US at the time of the date, the set was actually recorded in Sweden, on a tour of that nation – with a killer group that features Cecil Payne on baritone, Duke Jordan on piano, Art Taylor on drums, and John Simmons on bass – a tight little quintet who give Ericson's trumpet one of its greatest settings on record so far! There's a nice dark edge to some of the best numbers – most of which are originals by members of the group – and titles include "Forecast", "Vacker Flicka", "Visby Groove Alley", "Flight To Jordan", a medley of "I Cover The Waterfront"/"Laura"/"Everything Happens To Me", and "This Time The Dream's On Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label drummer logo pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split top seam.)

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Four TopsStill Waters Run Deep ... LP
Motown, 1970. Very Good ... $4.99
Possibly the last big hit that the Four Tops ever cut for Motown – and proof that they could still turn out strong material, as was later proven by their work at ABC. The title cut – "Still Waters (Run Deep)" – is one of those always enjoyable, surprisingly sophisticated little pop soul tunes – and the record features a lot of other nice moments like "Love Is The Answer", "Reflections", "I Wish I Were Your Mirror", "Bring Me Together", and a reprise of "Still Waters". Nice use of moog, too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, splitting on the top seam, and some pen on back.)

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Terry GibbsSwing Is Here – Terry Gibbs & His Big Band ... LP
Verve, 1960. Very Good+ ... $3.99
A great date from the big band of Terry Gibbs – an ensemble that's got a nice tight approach upfront, but which also lays back nicely to allow some room for solos! There's a sharpness in tone on this record that's pretty exciting here – with Gibbs vibes leading the swing with a nice, breezy feel – and a group of players working together masterfully. Sweeter and more enduring than a lot of of the big band of records of the era! Players include Al Porcino and Conte Candoli on trumpets, Frank Rosolino on trombone, and the great Joe Maini on alto – a player with a nice sharp edge who always brings a lot to a date! Other noteworthy players include Bill Perkins on tenor and Lou Levy on piano – and titles include "The Song Is You", Gibbs' originals "The Fat Man" and "It Might As Well Be Swing", "Softly As In A Morning Sunrise", "Evil Eyes", and "Back Bay Shuffle". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing. Cover has a name sticker, slight wear, and a small split on the top seam.)

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Lionel Hampton & Stan GetzHamp & Getz ... LP
Norgran, Early 50s. Good+ ... $19.99
A great little album that's one of Getz's strongest from the period! The format for the album is in the mode of Hampton's early 50s Verve sides – long tracks, very open-ended, cut in a small group format that shows a different side than his more popular big band grooving. There's only 5 tracks on the album – and the focus is on solo work by Hamp and Getz, with rhythm by Lou Levy, Leroy Vinnegar, and Shelly Manne. Titles include "Louise", "Jumpin At The Woodside", "Gladys", and a long ballad medley. Nice David Stone Martin cover, too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original yellow label Norgran pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear, aged tape along the top & bottom seams, with a bit of pen on the back.)
Also available Hamp & Getz ... CD 6.99

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Harpers BizarreFeelin Groovy ... LP
Warner, Late 60s. Very Good- ... $2.99
A dream – and the fab first LP by Harpers Bizarre! The group were one of the strangest pop ensembles operating in the seminal LA scene of the mid 60s – ostensibly a sweet harmony vocal group, but with a strangely childish approach that also had an ear open for the mind-blowing production styles of the Brian Wilson era. Van Dyke Parks was a big supporter of the group – and they perform a sublime version of his tune "Come To The Sunshine" as the leadoff track on the album – and even though Van Dyke didn't handle the arrangements of the record, the style of the music is very similar to his own, with guitar, bass, and drums coming into play with strings, woodwinds, and baroque orchestral touches. The record is as dark as it is sublime – one of those pop gems that hit big, but which has a brooding depth bubbling underneath the sugary coating – ala Pet Sounds. Tracks include "Happy Talk", "The Debutantes Ball", "I Can Hear The Darkness", "Raspberry Rug", and their huge hit version of "59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin Groovy)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label mono pressing. Cover has a lightly stained and wavy corner, and a split top seam.)

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Isaac HayesIsaac Hayes Movement ... LP
Enterprise, 1970. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $7.99
Stellar soul from Isaac Hayes – just the sort of overblown masterpiece that made his early solo work on Stax Records so great! The record features only 4 long tracks – all of which go on in that slow-building style that Ike forged at the time – a mode that takes a few simple musical elements, slowly adds more instrumentation, then builds the whole thing up subtly and slyly while Hayes is talking rapturously over the top! There's a feel here that's nicely dramatic, but never in a kitschy, cloying way – a new statement of male soul masculinity, just right for the sophistication of the 70s. Titles include Ike's 12 minute covers of "Something" and "I Stand Accused", plus "One Big Unhappy Family", and "I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a name in pen on back.)
 
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AirtoLatino – Aqui Se Puede ... LP
Sobocode (Puerto Rico), 1984. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $19.99
An overlooked gem from Airto – recorded after his 70s years on bigger labels, but a set that almost tops all of them in the end! There's a wonderful mix going on here – a blend of rootsy and electric, and Latin and Brazilian – the former clearly from the placement of the record on New York's Montuno label – an imprint that did plenty of great sessions filled with Latin jazz! The shift makes for a fresh one for Airto – still plenty of room to show off his famous percussion impulses, yet in a slightly different way – often grooving in a Latin fusion mode that's a nice maturation from the CTI years. The set's filled with all-star players – including Jorge Dalto on electric piano, Raul De Souza on trombone, Joe Farrell on flute, Alphonso Johnson on bass, and Oscar Castro Neves on keyboards, guitar, and cavaquinho – and the lovely Flora's also on board to sing a bit on the set. Titles include the extended jammer "Tombo", plus "Aqui Se Pede", "Jump", "The Return", "Sin Salida", and "Anatelio". LP, Vinyl record album

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Count BasieApril In Paris ... LP
Verve, 1955. Very Good- ... $8.99
One of Basie's biggest albums – but still a work of pure genius! "April In Paris" is one of the darkest jazz standards ever written, and it never sounded better than in this original version, which features that great ending in which Basie and the band stop, then start, then stop – leaving you completely unresolved at the finish. The group's a strong one – with Frank Foster, Frank Wess, Freddie Green, Sonny Payne, Marshall Royal, Henry Coker, Joe Newman, and Thad Jones – and tracks include "Shiny Stockings", "Midgets", "Mambo Inn", "Sweety Cakes", and "Corner Pocket". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing, with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has some wear.)

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Ruby BraffYou're Getting To Be A Habit With Me ... LP
Stereocraft, 1961. Very Good- ... $2.99
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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Gustav BromPozdrav Orchestru ... LP
Supraphon (Czech Republic), 1960s/1970s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
A sweet little double-length collection of work by one of the hippest bandleaders of the Eastern European scene – the mighty Gustav Brom, whose style is right up there with the best work on Saba/MPS from the late 60s and early 70s! Like some of the bigger groups on that label, Brom's always goes for a hipper, more contemporary approach to rhythm – sometimes funky, sometimes modal – always hard-driving, and filled with creative instrumental explosions. A number of tracks feature electric elements in the rhythms – keyboards, guitar, or bass – and players on the record include some of the greats of Brom's scene – such as Bosko Petrovic on vibes, Peter Herbholzheimer on trombone, Ack Van Rooyen on trumpet, and Aura Ursicenau on vocals. 2LP set features Brom recordings that are mostly from the 70s, plus a few more from the 60s – with titles that include "Vzpominka", "Jazz Bolero", "Ve Zvuku Trubky", "Male Rondo Pro Trubku", "Vztek", "Non Stop", "Kontury", "Vsichni Lide Bratry Jsou", "Tanecek Pro Dva", "Nocni Let", "Predstavy A Skutecnost", and "Model". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ray BryantMCMLXX ... LP
Atlantic, 1970. Very Good- ... $1.99
Sweet funky piano from the mighty Ray Bryant – one of his excellent albums for Atlantic Records, a label who really seemed to give him an extra push in the groove department! The record's got a nicely laidback sort of feel – core grooving from a trio that features Bryant on acoustic piano, Jimmy Johnson on drums, and Chuck Rainey on electric bass – the last of whom really makes things move along in a soul-stepping sort of way! The set also features a few bigger arrangements by Deodato and Arif Mardin – both of whom really get the spirit of the set – and Ray's got that floating keyboard feel firmly in place – with a heavy left hand on the rhythm, and a right hand that kicks and flicks the tunes all over the top, really making them dance with a lot of spirit. Titles include "Stick With It", "Hey Jude", "Let It Be", "Shake A Lady", "My Cherie Amour", and a great version of "Spinning Wheel". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ripples in the gloss, and a cutout notch.)

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BT ExpressDo It (Til You're Satisfied) ... LP
Scepter, 1974. Very Good- Gatefold ... $5.99
The monumental debut of BT Express – and an excellent funk album that often gets overlooked by fans of the music because of the band's bigger fame as a disco group! This first record has the combo grooving hard and instrumentally – in the mode of a tight blacksploitation soundtrack, with plenty of tight wah wah guitar riffing, conga beats, and funky flute and sax – topped off by just the right amount of strings to make the set soar even more! The album's best known for the title track "Do It (Til You're Satisfied)" – which was a big hit, but is still an excellent groover – and the set also includes loads of other great cuts too – like "Express", which was the original song that the created the JBs' response track "Monorail"; "This House is Smokin'", which has lots of funky descending horn bits; and other great tunes that include "Mental Telepathy", "If It Don't Turn You On", and "Do You Like It". LP, Vinyl record album

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Red CallenderSwingin' Suite ... LP
Crown, 1955. Very Good ... $6.99
Beautiful bass work from 50s LA player Red Callender – heard here on this classic side recorded for the Modern imprint. Swingin Suite is easily one of Red's tightest sessions – a date that has Callender's basslines strongly leading a nonet of players that includes Harry Jones on trumpet, John Ewing on trombone, Willie Green on alto sax, and Buddy Collette on flute and tenor. Collette's lines have a nice sharp edge throughout, and soar out beautifully amidst the bigger backings – and although a "suite", the whole session's got a much more relaxed feel than that compositional title might make you think. Tracks include "On Again", "Greenery", "Pastel", "Dancers", "October Blue", "Bihari", "Skyline", and "Outlines". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Crown pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split on the top seam lined with clear tape and some moderate wear.)

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✨✧ CreationCreation ... LP
Atco, 1974. Very Good+ ... $8.99
A pretty nice record with a colorful cover that always catches our eye when crate-digging! The group's half-soul, half-rock – and plays with some righteous touches that include a bit of jazzy riffing and the occasional reggae undercurrent. Carol Stallings lays down some great lead vocals on a few tracks, and Leon Patillo seems to lead the group on keyboards and male vocals – as well as write a good portion of the tracks. The album's got a nice compressed style that sits nicely between genres, and which could have crossed the group over big – and titles include "Joy", "Facts", "Burnin Out My Youth", "I'm In Love", "Nothing Can Stop Us Now", "Survival", and "It's Gonna Be Alright". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo sticker.)

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Four TopsChanging Times ... LP
Motown, 1970. Very Good+ ... $7.99
A very hip album from the Four Tops – cut with kind of a political/social edge, and a heavy vibe that was similar to what the Temptations had been using on some of their important albums for Motown at the end of the 60s. In fact, this one's got so much of that righteous Temps vibe that we wonder if the big boys at Motown didn't say to the Four Tops, "Hey, why don't you do an album like them?" Arrangements are by David Van DePitte and Jimmy Roach – and the record begins with a melange of sound effects and odd sounds, before sliding into the socially-conscious "In These Changing Times". However, the group still retains their wonderfully sweet vocal edge, and even though the political agenda's up front on the album, they still come through strongest on the sweeter and more love-oriented songs. Titles include "Right Before My Eyes", "Something's Tearing At The Edges Of Time", "Sing A Song Of Yesterday", and a medley of "Long & Winding Road" and "In These Changing Times". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a cutout hole, some splitting on the seams, a spot of tape residue, and a marker squiggle.)

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✨✧ Four TopsFour Tops Greatest Hits ... LP
Motown, 1960s. Near Mint- ... $2.99
Despite the fame of their big hits – like "Reach Out I'll Be There", "I Can't Help Myself", "Baby I Need Your Loving", and "It's The Same Old Song", all of which are on this set, and which have been heard ad infinitum – the Four Tops are actually a heck of a great vocal group, with harmonies that blew away many of their contemporaries, and which keep their work shining long past the hits. This set's got some nice cuts that fall into that category – like "Bernadette", and "Ask The Lonely" – and the package is about as solid as you'd expect. LP, Vinyl record album
(Reissue pressing.)

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✨✧ Al GreenAl Green ... LP
Bell, 1972. Very Good ... $9.99
Al Green's first LP – with a very different feel than his later work on Hi. The record's got a harder southern soul groove – almost in a Wilson Pickett/Arthur Conley mode, but with some sweeter elements in the backing. Al's voice is still incredible, although different than later, in that he's singing with a really open vibe, letting himself go a bit more, and not keeping in that smooth sophisticated mode of later years. Originally released by the tiny Hot Line label, and issued here by Bell Records when Al started to hit big with Hi Records during the early 70s. Titles include "Back Up Train", "Get Yourself Together", "Don't Leave Me", "Let Me Help You", "Hot Wire", and "Stop & Check Myself". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ivory Joe HunterIvory Joe Hunter – Rock & Roll ... LP
Atlantic, 1957. Very Good- ... $28.99
Seminal work from the great Ivory Joe Hunter – an artist who went onto have a huge impact on the development of music well into the 70s, but who doesn't always get his due! Joe's got a really amazing way of weaving together different strands of music – jazz, blues, and R&B – plus a healthy dose of country – which he uses here years before bigger later names like Ray Charles, Brook Benton, and Joe Tex! Hunter's work is completely sublime, and given a great Atlantic punch throughout – a way of fusing these elements together without making anything sound forced at all – still plenty darn fresh all these many years later. Titles include "Since I Met You Baby", "I Want Somebody", "Heaven Came Down To Earth", "I Need You", "That's Why", "I've Got To Learn To Do The Mambo", "You Can't Stop This Rocking & Rolling", "It May Sound Silly", and "That's Why I Dream". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing – nice and clean overall – and cover looks very nice, save for a small name stamp.)

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LTDFor You ... LP
Montage, 1983. Sealed ... $4.99
An 80s groover from LTD – one that has the group working strongly on both groovers and ballads, the latter of which may well be the strongest suit here! Jeffery Osborne's long gone from the group, but his warmly soulful legacy lives on in the vocal style of the love songs – kind of a mellow-flowing way of putting over a tune that hints at the bigger 80s quiet storm years to come. The upbeat tracks have an 80s groove mix of funky bass, beats, and keyboards – not as warm as the LTD funk of earlier years, but still handled with a bit of flair. Titles include "Caught In The Middle Of Goodbye", "Is It Over", "Slick", "Stop On By", "For You", "Whatcha Gonna Do", and "Party With You". LP, Vinyl record album

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Magic LanternsShame Shame ... LP
Atlantic, 1969. Good+ ... $1.99
Almost a late British invasion group – and a pretty darn groovy one at that! The Magic Lanterns hail from the UK, but they've got a sound that's picked up some of the Sunshine pop and jazzier touches of the US pop scene in the late 60s – heard to great effect on the title hit "Shame Shame", but coming through nicely throughout the record, which seems to benefit strongly from arrangements by the likes of Big Jim Sullivan, John Paul Jones, and Reg Tilsley. Titles include "Out In The Cold Again", "Shame Shame", "Impressions Of Linda", "Never Gonna Trust My Heart Again", "Give Me Love", "When The Music Stops", and "Pussy Willow Dragon". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and a cutout hole.)

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Prince Phillip MitchellMake It Good ... LP
Atlantic, 1978. Very Good ... $19.99
The long-overdue full length debut from Phillip Mitchell – an artist who cut some great singles over the course of the 70s, and also wrote a fair bit of classics for other, bigger name acts! Phillip did some of his earlier work of the decade in both Memphis and Muscle Shoals – but he also had a key relationship with Norman Connors as well, who helped Mitchell take his southern roots into even more sophisticated soul territory! Mitchell produced the album himself – and arranged with Paul Riser and McKinley Jackson – and the overall sound is a wonderful blend of deeply personal vocals with smoother mellow soul grooves – a really top-shelf affair all the way through, and the kind of album that's only finally getting its due many years later! Tracks include "Star in the Ghetto", "You're All I Got In the World", "Falling From Heaven", and "If I Can't Be Your Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a few creases around the edges. Label has some pen.)

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MobMob (Private Stock) ... LP
Private Stock, 1975. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Obscure 2nd album by the band who struck it big in both the Northern soul and Beach music scenes with the single from their first album, "I Dig Everything About You". Like that album, this one's a nice batch of soul tracks by a bunch of white guys who have a nice feel for a groove, and a real dedication to producing a mellow soulful sound. Tracks include "Get It Up For Love", "I Can't Stop This Love Song", "When You Get Right Down To It", "Who's Foolin' Who", and "Magical Lady". LP, Vinyl record album
(Promo. Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ New York CityI'm Doin' Fine Now ... LP
Chelsea, 1972. Very Good ... $5.99
Man, that east coast harmony sound couldn't miss in the 70s – as proven by the huge AM radio success of New York City! The band wasn't the greatest harmony group in the world – although they did feature John Brown, who'd cut his teeth in the Five Satins – but when you teamed them up with production by Thom Bell, and backing from the Sigma Sound Studios, they created an unstoppable sound that was a perfect pop peddling of the harmony group sound. This album was their biggest – and it includes the classic "I'm Doin' Fine Now", plus lots of other nice tracks like "Hang Your Head In Shame", "Quick, Fast, In A Hurry", "Uncle James", and "Reach Out". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a worn corner.)

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Ohio PlayersOhio Players (Pickwick) ... LP
Pickwick, Late 60s. Sealed ... $7.99
Sure it's on a cheapo label, and has kind of a crappy looking cover, but this album brings together a bunch of the obscure tracks the Ohio Players recorded before they moved onto bigger fame at Westbound. The groove is less messed-up funky and more straight ahead R&B than their 70s records, and has more of a raw southern soul groove to it. The guitars are very nice, and the group has a good harmony sound on some tracks that's very different than their later sound. Includes "Lonely Street", "Cold, Cold World", "Bad Bargain", "Stop Lying To Yourself", "Here Today And Gone Tomorrow", "Find Someone To Love", "Mother In Law", and the a very cool, long cover of "Summertime". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ TemptationsBare Back ... LP
Atlantic, 1978. Near Mint- ... $2.99
The Temptations on Atlantic Records – sounding different than their Motown years, and still pretty darn great! The group's got some wonderful help here from the team of Brian and Eddie Holland – still very much in fine fine form, and coming up with some backings that have a warm modern soul groove that really works great with the group's harmonies – a great step forward they might never have gotten at their previous label – almost handled here as if the Temps were some bold new discovery in soul, getting really top-shelf treatment. Otis Williams is firmly in place with a fine lead vocal, and there's a smooth grooving feel here that really matches the bigger Philly groups on Atlantic at the time. Titles include "That's When You Need Love", "Mystic Woman", "Ever Ready Love", "Touch Me Again", "I See My Child", and "You're So Easy To Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has a cutout notch and creases.)

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John WilliamsJohn Williams Trio ... LP
EmArcy, 1955. Very Good ... $14.99
Don't get this John Williams confused with the bigger-name soundtrack composer of later years – because this set is pure piano jazz all the way through, played by an artist who shined briefly with Stan Getz in the mid 50s! Although little-known, Williams is a great link between bop and mainstream piano jazz worlds at the time – and really sparkles on this session for Emarcy from the mid 50s – a record that goes way beyond simple standards and easy inflections – always voiced freshly by Williams in a mode that's modern, yet not self-consciously so. Rhythm is from Bill Anthony, Ernie Farrow, or Chuck Andrus on bass – and by Frank Isola or Jack Edie on drums. Titles include the originals "Shiloh", "Okeefenokee Holiday" – plus versions of "Manteca", "Like Someone In Love", "Baubles Bangles & Beads", and "Someday My Prince Will Come". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Mercury pressing with deep groove. Cover has a half split top seam.)
 
 
 



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