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Gene AmmonsGolden Tone Of Gene Ammons (Golden Saxophone Of Gene Ammons) ... LP
Savoy, Late 40s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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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HB BarnumBig Voice Of Barnum – HB That Is! ... LP
RCA, 1962. Very Good- ... $0.99
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(Cover has some wear, a bit of marker on the back, and a split top seam held together with masking tape.)

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Aaron BellAfter The Party's Over ... LP
RCA, 1958. Very Good+ ... $11.99
An obscure 50s session from bassist Aaron Bell – one of the player's few dates as a leader, cut at a time when he was working in Duke Ellington's group of the decade! As with some of Duke's other bassists, Bell's got a strongly pronounced tone – one that came through great in big group setting, and which really shines even more here – working in a mostly piano trio setting, and coming across with a good sense of bounce and soul. The album features Bell in a few different groups – with players who include Hank Jones or Charlie Bateman on piano, Ed Thigpen or Elvin Jones on drums, and a bit of extra trombone from Tyree Glenn. Bell even plays a bit of added tuba on a few tunes – using the instrument in a way that's not too different from his bass – and titles include "After The Party Blues", "Cool", "Party Blues", "Kumquat", "All The Way", "Love Nest", and a 2-part version of "Satin Doll". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original mono pressing. Cover has some edge wear and a partially split top seam.)

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Richard BerryRichard Berry & The Dreamers ... LP
Crown, Late 50s. Very Good ... $9.99
An excellent album of hard R&B tunes from the great Richard Berry! The tracks are a mix of Clyde McPhatter/Jesse Belvin mellow, and some of the wilder weirder styles that Berry used when singing with The Flairs. Titles include "The Big Break", "Daddy Daddy", "Please Tell Me", "Pretty Brown Eyes", "Next Time", and "I Am Bewildered". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a split top seam and mostly split spine.)

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James BrownSlaughter's Big Rip-Off ... LP
Polydor, 1973. Very Good Gatefold ... $29.99
Easily one of the funkiest albums that James Brown ever recorded – and one of his few entries into the blacksploitation genre of the 70s! James really outdid himself for this one – working at a hard burning pace that had the JBs cooking up some killer funk for just about every number in the set – and which also has James himself stepping out vocally for a few key tracks. The album features the massive groover "People Get Up and Drive Your Funky Soul" – a slamming track that beats nearly every number in the JB 70s catalog – plus other cuts that include "To My Brother", "Brother Rapp", "Sexy Sexy Sexy", "Slaughter Theme", "Transmogrification", "King Slaughter", and "How Long Can I Keep It Up". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a half split top seam.)
Also available Slaughter's Big Rip-Off ... LP 9.99

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Ray BryantLittle Susie ... LP
Columbia, Early 60s. Very Good- ... $6.99
Hard-hitting trio work from Ray – one of his early albums for Columbia, and the record that gave him a surprisingly big hit! "Little Susie" is one of those early 60s soul jazz standards, the kind of catchy tune that got played all over the place on radio, and which forever put the artist at the top of the list for recording dates and live sets for a few years. Ray's riding high here – with a trio that features brother Tommy Bryant on bass, and either Eddie Locke or Gus Johnson on drums – and the album's got lots of other short tracks with a similar down-home soul jazz kind of approach. Titles include "Blues For Norrie", "Big Buddy", "Greensleeves", and "If I Can Just Make It". LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye mono pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some wear and a partially split top seam.)

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✨✧ Tim BuckleyGreetings From LA ... LP
Warner/Straight, 1972. Very Good ... $6.99
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
(Gatefold pressing, with postcard missing.)

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Clarke Boland Big BandJazz Is Universal ... LP
Atlantic, 1962. Very Good+ ... $9.99
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.)

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Clarke Boland Big BandLatin Kaleidoscope (US pressing) ... LP
MPS/Prestige, 1968. Very Good ... $24.99
One of the greatest records ever by this hip jazz ensemble – and one of their most unique! The record has the band grooving hard through two incredible suites of Latin music – Gary McFarland's "Latin Kaleidoscope" and Francy Boland's "Cuban Fever" – each of which takes up a side of the record, both driving the band to new solo heights with a very hip edge! Players include the usual cream of the crop of European jazz residents – like Sahib Shihab, Dusko Goykovich, Jimmy Deuchar, Phil Woods, Tony Coe, and Benny Bailey – and the tracks include "Uno Graso De Areia", "A Rosa Negra", "Olhos Negros", "Cara Bruja", and "Fiebre Cuban". Wonderful all the way through – and always a treasure! One of the shining jewels in the crown of MPS – and a Gilles P classic all the way through! LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has a stained spine with a stained and split top spine.)

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EkseptionEkseption 5 ... LP
Philips, 1972. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Ah for the days when Holland seemed to be filled with hard-jamming fusion combos! Ekseption were one of the country's best – and crossed over big to the rock crowd during the prog years. Here, on their 5th album, the group's actually pretty jazzy overall – taking a few tips from classical influences, but also doing many tunes on their own, and really working out some nice heavy riffing solos. Loads of great organ solos – and titles include "My Son", "Pie", "Midbar Session", "A La Turka", "Siciliano", "For Example/For Sure", and "Virginal". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split top seam.)

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Rolf Ericson & His All American StarsRolf Ericson & His All American Stars ... LP
EmArcy, 1956. Very Good ... $2.99
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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Art Farmer & Benny Golson JazztetBig City Sounds ... LP
Argo, 1960. Very Good ... $23.99
Massively soulful, massively stepping – and one of the greatest albums ever from the team of Art Farmer and Benny Golson! The record sparkles with an amazing edge – rhythm totally in place from the trio of Cedar Walton, Tommy Williams, and Albert Heath – and horns braced over the top with a clean-blown sound that's as impeccable as it is soulful! Farmer, Golson, and trombonist Tom McIntosh update the soulfully arranged style that Golson first forged in the 50s – taking it into earthier territory with more of a soul jazz flair, but still allowing for the space and modern edge that made Golson's work noticeable from the start. The album features some great originals, and key takes on jazz standards from the time – an all-great run of titles that includes "The Cool One", "Blues On Down", "Hi Fly", "Bean Bag", and "Con Alma". LP, Vinyl record album
(Gray label Argo pressing, with deep groove. Cover has a cutout hole and light bubbling in the gloss, but is in great shape otherwise!)

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Four TopsFour Tops On Top ... LP
Motown, 1966. Very Good- ... $5.99
The Four Tops are definitely on top with this sweet early set – a record that not only shows them sparkling away from some of their big singles of the time, but also handling some other wonderful material in their sublime soul group style! The set includes some lesser-known Motown tracks, like "There's No Love Left", "I Got A Feeling", "Shake Me, Wake Me", "Until You Love Someone", and the hit "Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever" – all mixed with some more standard tunes from the time, but all given a special Motown mix of soul and class, on tracks that include "Matchmaker", "Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars", and Toots Thielemans' great jazzy number "Bluesette". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some wear.)
Also available Four Tops On Top ... CD 13.99

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Gloria GaynorGloria Gaynor ... LP
Atlantic, 1982. Very Good ... $1.99
An overlooked later set from the great Gloria Gaynor – a record issued after her big disco fame, but one that still shows the singer very much at the top of her game! The groove here is mostly upbeat – and mostly in a post-disco blend of 80s club and more electric modes, with Gloria's vocals really soaring right out over the top – richly expressive, and with all that sense of pride and power that made her a standout in a world of disco divas a few years before. Production is by Ollie E Brown, Rick Stevens, and Amir Bayyan – each of whom bring in their own brand of 80s twist to the music – and titles include "Mack Side", "Stop In The Name Of Love", "For You My Love", "Tease Me", "America", and "Even A Fool Would Let It Go". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a tracklist sticker.)

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Dizzy GillespieDiz Big Band ... LP
Verve, 1954. Very Good ... $19.99
Beautiful stuff! While Charlie Parker had Ralph Burns to come up with some good string arrangements for him, Dizzy had the excellent Johnny Richards – with whom he worked on the earlier Diz & Strings LP, and on this stunning session of complicated arrangements that's very different than most of Dizzy's other albums! Richards does a perfect job of setting up orchestrations that continually fascinate – but which never detract from Dizzy's soloing, nor pull his trumpet into soporific dullness. Diz is the main soloist on all tracks, apart from the lusty tracks "Pile Driver" and "Cool Eyes", which feature nice work by Lucky Thompson. Other titles include "O Solow", "Can You Recall", and "Confusion". LP, Vinyl record album
(Deep groove Norgran pressing with trumpeter logo. Cover has a bit of splitting and tape on the top seam, but is otherwise very nice.)

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✨✧ Garland GreenJealous Kind Of Fella ... LP
Uni, 1968. Good+ ... $16.99
A classic! This is one of the best soul albums ever to come out of Chicago, and it's a really great blend of the Jerry Butler "iceman" style (very big in Chi-town) and the deeper soul sound of the west side. With the great title cut, and lots more goodies like "Don't Think That I'm a Violent Guy", "You Played on a Player", and "Love Now, Pay Later". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some wear and a split top seam.)

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Johnny HodgesDon't Sleep In The Subway ... LP
Verve, 1967. Very Good Gatefold ... $1.99
Although the set's a groovy batch of shorter jazz tracks, with larger arrangements by Jimmy Jones, Hodges still solos nicely, and with that trademark tone that always cuts through the b.s.! The title cut's a mis-chosen version of Petula Clark's big hit, but the record's actually got some other nice moments, like "Heel Kickin", "Eydie-Dee-Dee", "Some Fun", and "Everytime She Walks". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split top seam & some wear.)

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Quincy JonesBack On The Block ... LP
Quest/Warner, 1989. Very Good+ ... $4.99
One of the last really all-star sets from Quincy Jones – and a record that reprises the format of some of his big records of the 70s – like Mellow Madness or Body Heat – in a way that has Quincy surrounding himself with top-shelf artists of all sorts, from jazz soloists, to hip hoppers, to R&B vocalists. Kool Moe Dee & Big Daddy Kane rap on a version of "Birdland" that also has solos from Miles, Diz, and James Moody; Take 6 sing on a mellow version of Ivan Lins' "Setembro (Brazilian Wedding Song)", Bobby McFerrin sings goofily on "Wee B Dooinit", Siedah Garrett and Al B Sure sing on "The Secret Garden", and a whole choir joins in on "Tomorrow". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Thad Jones & Mel LewisPresenting Thad Jones, Mel Lewis & The Jazz Orchestra (original cover) ... LP
Solid State, 1966. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $7.99
One of the hippest large American ensembles of the late 60s – almost a US equivalent to the groovy sound of the Clark Boland Big Band over in Europe! Trumpeter Thad Jones and drummer Mel Lewis had already made some great music together on their own – but once they came together in a record like this, they really found a great new direction for their energy – a bold musical force that's strong enough to also encompass the rich talents of players who include Pepper Adams on baritone sax, Joe Farrell on tenor, Jerome Richardson on soprano sax, Richard Williams on trumpet, Bob Brookmeyer and Tom McIntosh on trombones, Hank Jones on piano, and Richard Davis on bass! The sound is full, but never overwhelming – and like the Clark Boland group, this one has a great way of breaking open to allow key soloists to have some great space on their own – a modern approach, and one that still never has the band losing its groove. Titles include "ABC Blues", "Mean What You Say", "Three & One", and "Once Around". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small split on the top seam.)

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Last PoetsRight On! ... LP
Juggernaut, 1968. Very Good- Gatefold ... $9.99
One of the wildest albums ever by the mighty Last Poets! Billed as "a woodstock in poetry", this is the soundtrack to the obscure film Right On (billed as "the hit film" on the cover), which was shot using the first version of the Last Poets that included Felipe Lucianao, David Nelson, and the wild card Gylan Kain – a group who originally had the name and style of protest poetry, but who had been eclipsed when the poet Abiodun left them and formed the group that first recorded for Douglas Records. The album, sort of a "we're back" effort, was produced by Juggy Murray, and apparently all recorded at the Cubiculo Theatre in New York – and it's one of two albums on the Juggernaut label, which also featured Kain's solo record. Most of the record is spare percussion, with the band shouting over the top – and the sound is even rawer than the group's first LP on Douglas. The titles should say it all – as the record features "My Pretty N*gger", "Tell Me Brother", "Die Nigga!", "James Brown", "Soul", "Poetry Is Black", "Into The Streets", and "Library", clearly a big influence on KRS-1. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing.)
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Cannonball AdderleyCannonball Adderley & The Poll Winners (Landmark) ... LP
Riverside, 1960. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Cannon's left his usual soul jazz combo for this album – and he's recording on the west coast with an all-star group that includes Wes Montgomery on guitar, Victor Feldman on vibes and piano, Ray Brown on bass, and Louis Hayes on drums. The sound's a bit different than usual – with a strong focus on the solos of the big stars, and less on the tight grooving of the group – but that doesn't stop it from being a great set, and Cannon blows in a way that reminds us of his classic Mercury sides. Titles include "The Chant", "Azule Serape", "Never Will I Marry", and "Au Prive". LP, Vinyl record album
(Landmark pressing from the 80s.)

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Rance Allen GroupSoulful Experience ... LP
Truth/Stax, 1975. Very Good ... $18.99
A beautiful mix of gospel soul and heavy Memphis production – and the kind of heavy soul album that made Rance Allen one of Stax's best new artists during the 70s. David Porter produced and arranged, and the album has some great electric keyboard work by Rance that provides a perfect counterfoil for his rich baritone voice. The album's a lot more stripped down than later efforts – with a rootsy sound that should have made Rance even bigger with the crossover crowd. Titles include "Talk That Talk", "The Painter", "Ring My Bell", and "Harlem Heaven". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split top seam.)

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Big MaybelleGabbin Blues & Other Hits ... LP
Epic, Early 50s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $3.99
Pre-"Candy" recordings by Big Maybelle – but still with a similar jazzy blues sound, thanks to work by players like Sam Taylor, Mickey Baker, Ernie Hayes, and Budd Johnson. The LP is a 60s repackaging of early 50s singles – and titles include "Jinny Mule", "Way Back Home", "Gabbin Blues", "Ain't No Use", "One Monkey Don't Stop No Show", "Don't Leave Poor Me", "Ain't To Be Played With", and "No More Trouble Out Of Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Encore Series pressing.)

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John Rabbit Bundrick & Johnny Nash/Bob MarleyVill Sa Garna Tro (Want So Much To Believe) – Vol 1 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Mellotronen (Sweden), 1971. Sealed ... $5.99
Amazing sounds from a rare Swedish film – noteworthy not just for the end result, but for the lineup of people who were part of the process! The movie itself starred rising soul star Johnny Nash – in the lead in a tale about interracial romance – and although Johnny sings on the score, his style is also quite different than his own music of the time – as his voice is set to really cool, complicated backdrops from John "Rabbit" Bundrick – who was part of a floating scene that included Nash and Bob Marley, with a better-known later stop in London. The film and music came together out of an almost communal vibe – with Bundrick's music at the core, plus some lyrics from Nash, and instrumentation from a lineup that includes Bob Marley on guitar, alongside local talents Janne Schaffer and Bjorn Linder – plus percussion from the great Reebop Kwaku Bah, who'd worked with Can and Traffic – as well as lots of Fender Rhodes and organ from Bundrick. Some tunes have a loose, percussive feel – others are more song structured with a lot of guitar – and the whole package comes with a great set of notes to tell the tale of the music and the movie. Titles on this first volume include "Mr Sea", "North Scene", "Masquerade Dance", "Second Wind", "Back To The North Scene", "Fanny Big Horn", "Rollin In Clover", and "More Questions Than Answers". LP, Vinyl record album

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Eddie Chamblee & FriendDoodlin' ... LP
Mercury, Late 50s. Very Good ... $6.99
Although the cover of the record includes a picture of Eddie's wife, Dinah Washington, and the "Friend" in the title would seem to imply that she's on the album, the set's really just a bunch of hard jazz cuts that showcase Eddie's screaming tenor sax, and which don't include Dinah's vocals. Not that that's a problem, though, because the record's a great one, and it's a good peek at player who was one of the biggest in Chicago during the 50's, and who had a loud hard R&B sound, in a mode that was similar to other Chicago players, such as Gene Ammons and Red Prysock. The record's got a number of originals by Chamblee, plus a few tracks written by Julian Priester and Dinah Washington (but did she really write them?). Titles include "Back Street", "Strollin Sax", "Village Square", and "Swing A Little Taste". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some light wear on the top seam, but is nice overall.)

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Martin DennyQuiet Village ... LP
Liberty, Late 50s. Very Good ... $2.99
An undisputed classic in the exotica genre – and the record that yielded Martin Denny his biggest hit! The title track "Quiet Village" was originally written by Les Baxter, but it was Martin Denny's approach that really managed to send the tune over the top – using spare percussion, rhythmic piano, and just the right amount of vibes and bird calls to give the track a really haunting feel. That approach is echoed throughout the set – with shifting instrumentation that includes celeste, bongos, marimbas, and marimbula as well! Titles include "Quiet Village", "Paradise Found", "Sake Rock", "Martinique", "Tune From Rangoon", and "Pagan Love Song". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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Four TopsChanging Times ... LP
Motown, 1970. Very Good ... $6.99
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 cut corner.)

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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 some wear and splitting.)

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Thelma GracenThelma Gracen ... LP
EmArcy/Wing, 1955. Very Good- ... $34.99
A beautiful little record from obscure 50s vocalist Thelma Gracen – a singer from Chicago who once worked territory not too far from Dusty Groove! Thelma may not be the biggest name of her decade, but she's got a sound that's very worthy of this Emarcy debut – a gently sophisticated approach to jazz vocals that's often quite relaxed, but not in a sleepy or careless way. Backings here are small combo throughout – in a mode that's a bit like some of Helen Merrill's classics for the label at the time, but a bit warmer overall. Players include Georgie Auld on tenor, Lou Levy on piano, and Barney Kessel on guitar – and titles include "Solitude", "I'll Remember April", "Night & Day", "Out Of Nowhere", "Let There Be Love", and "I'm Yours". LP, Vinyl record album
(Deep groove Wing pressing! Cover has a split top seam and oxidation under the laminate, which has caused white pixilation on the image.)

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Herman's HermitsBoth Sides Of Herman's Hermits ... LP
MGM, 1966. Very Good ... $3.99
A classic from one of the most enigmatic groups of the British Invasion! Herman's Hermits have a sound that's instantly recognizable – a bit quirky, a bit gimmicky, but pretty great overall – with a jangly approach to rock that rocks a lot more than you might remember, and which cuts past the simple references of the group's oft-heard big hits. This album includes some lesser-known tunes that really open up our understanding of the group. Titles include "Dial My Number", "Bus Stop", "For Love", "Two Lovely Black Eyes", "Oh Mr. Porter", "The Future Mrs. 'Awkins", and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Thelma HoustonAny Way You Like It ... LP
Tamla, 1976. Sealed ... $5.99
Smoking Motown work from Thelma Houston – a great 70s set that catches the singer at the top of her groove! The album's polished, but never in a too-commercial way – and the grooves acknowledge the growing role of the dancefloor in mainstream soul, yet also mostly stay away from some of the disco cliches of the time – thanks to sophisticated work by arrangers Art Wright, Paul Riser, and Michael Smith! Although we should also point out that this is the record that gave Houston one of her bigger hits – the key crossover track "Don't Leave Me This Way" – nestled nicely amidst other great numbers like "Don't Know Why I Love You", "Any Way You Like It", "If It's The Last Thing I Do", and "Don't Make Me Pay". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Isley BrothersBrothers Isley ... LP
T Neck, 1969. Very Good ... $6.99
A stone cold funk album that forever changed the face of soul music – a bold shift in styles by the Isley Brothers at the end of the 60s, really setting the scene for their megafame of the next decade! The album's a follow up to the landmark It's Your Thing set – and it starts in the same space as that one, but goes arguably even deeper and harder in its groove – hitting a raw, sharp-edged approach to funk that's totally sinister – easily as great as anything coming out of the funky 45 underground, and a really strong message to the mainstream that these older hitmakers were ripe and ready for a deeper funk mode. The record doesn't have any of the hits of its predecessor – making it an even bigger treasure trove of under-discovered gems – great little tunes that are heavy on the drums, filled with rumbling bass, and cut with plenty of sharp-edged guitar. Titles include "The Blacker The Berrie", "Vacuum Cleaner", "I Turned You On", "Was It Good To You", "Get Down Off The Train", "Feel Like The World", "Holding On", and "My Little Girl". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split top seam and a cutout hole.)

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MobMob (Private Stock) ... LP
Private Stock, 1975. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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. Sealed ... $14.99
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
(Sealed 70s pressing. Cover has a cut out mark.)

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Sonny StittSonny Stitt Plays Arrangements From the Pen Of Quincy Jones ... LP
Roost, 1955. Near Mint- ... $13.99
Sonny Stitt plus the early genius of Quincy Jones – a really great combination that makes for a standout session on Roost! As you might guess with Quincy handling the arrangements, the gorup here is bigger than usual for Stitt – especially given that the bulk of his Roost sessions were small group ones – but that aspect makes for a really strong record here, one that has Sonny's alto soaring out over the top of some hiply swinging Jones' charts, already infused with the kind of soul that would burst forth more famously in the 60s. Titles include a few nice originals, like "Quince" and "Sonny's Bunny", but even on the standards – like "Stardust", "Lover", and "Love Walked In" – Stitt's in top form, and solos with creativity and imagination that show him at the top of his talents! LP, Vinyl record album
(70s Japanese pressing, with obi!)

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StylisticsStylistics ... LP
Avco, 1971. Very Good- ... $14.99
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 light wear and a mark from sticker removal.)

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✨✧ Supremes & The Four TopsDynamite ... LP
Motown, 1971. Very Good+ ... $1.99
The last album to bring together two of Motown's biggest groups – in a seven-voiced style that's still going pretty strong here! Arrangements are by HB Barnum, Gene Page, and David Van DePitte – and the sound here is all pretty strong, soulful, and groovy – not exactly the hippest Motown style of the early 70s, but a great way to continue the all-star feeling of the 60s, by casting these voices in a new setting. Titles include a great remake of "Don't Let Me Lose This Dream", plus "Good Lovin Ain't Easy To Come By", "Hello Stranger", "It's Impossible", "If", "Melodie", and "Do You Love Me Just A Little Honey". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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VariousWord Soun' 'Ave Power ... LP
Heartbeat, 1983. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Produced by Mutabaruka, with a crack modern rhythm team featuring Benbow Creary, Christopher Meredith, Fazel Prendergast, Tarzan Nelson, Dean Fraser, Nambo and Bobby Ellis backing the first generation of dub poets from Jamaica, artists who expended on the Dee Jays role and brought reggae back to the hardcore roots message delivery mode. 9 tracks of heavy verse over bold rootsy rhythms. Includes "To Plant" and "Aid Travels With A Bomb" by Breeze, "Set De Prisoners Free" and "Out Of Many One" by Mutabaruka, "Victim" by Malachi Smith, "Drop It" by Tomlin Ellis, "Blood Shout" by Glenville Bryant, "Mr Bigness Man" by Navvie Nabbie, and "Signs Of The Times" by Ollie Smith. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Herbie HancockMagic Windows ... LP
Columbia, 1981. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
A great little soul album from Herbie Hancock – but one that's often lost in the valleys between his bigger hits of the time! The record was cut in the space right before Herbie's big "Rockit" success – and it's a sweet bit of funky fusion that has a good dose of R&B in the mix – similar to other records from Hancock's Columbia label keyboardist contemporaries – like Rodney Franklin, Webster Lewis, or Charles Earland! All orchestrations are performed by Herbie on a host of keyboards and synthesizers, and just about every cut has vocals – from singers who include Sylvester, Gavin Christopher, and The Waters. But even with this soul component, Herbie still keeps things jazzy – using a good bit of keyboards to open up the tunes in the middle, and hitting hard on all numbers with that classic Hancock approach to funk! Titles include "Magic Number", "Tonight's The Night", "Everybody's Broke", "Help Yourself", and "Satisfied With Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(In shrinkwrap with a hype sticker.)

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VariousKSOL – 21 Super Soul Souvenirs Vol. 2 ... LP
KSOL, 1969. Very Good- ... Just Sold Out!
Second volume of nice, nice radio soul from the 60s put together by Bay Area radio station KSOL. As you'd imagine, there's some bigger hits, but there's some nice nuggets of almost forgotten R&B and soul too. 21 numbers in all, including "I Really Love You" by Dee Dee Sharp, "Baby Scratch My Back" by Slim Harpo, "She Blew A Good Thing" by The Poets, "Sad Girl" by Jay Wiggins, "Turn On The Love Light" by Bobby Bland, "Am I Grooving You" by Freddie Scott, "Why Do I Do These Foolish Things" by the Magicians, "Something I Want To Tell You" by Johnny & The Impressions, "The Richest Girl" by Little Helen, and "Send My Baby Back" by Freddie Hughes. LP, Vinyl record album
(Pressed on marbled vinyl. Cover has a split top seam and masking tape on the bottom seam.)

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