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✨✧ Johnny & The HurricanesBig Sound Of Johnny & The Hurricanes ... LP
Big Top, Early 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A rare full length set by these early 60s rockers! Includes the originals "Corn Pone", "Sheba", "Mister Irving", "Molly O", "Beatnik Fly", and "Like Rock". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light water staining near the bottom, and a few spots of tape. Vinyl is nice and clean overall.)
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Big BlackElements Of Now! ... LP
Uni, 1968. Very Good ... $16.99
Probably his best album, with messed up funky arrangements that highlight his conga playing, and which are punctuated by hard sax solos and nice electric bass playing. A good off-kilter funk LP, with a pretty unique sound. Cuts include "Low Gravy", "Lady Mack", "Burundi Pose", and "Come On And Get It Baby". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a partially split top seam.)

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Big Bill BroonzyBig Bill Broonzy Sings Country Blues (second cover) ... LP
Folkways, 1957. Very Good- ... $19.99
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(Black label pressing. Cover has a split top seam, edge wear, and a center split on the bottom seam.)

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LevertBig Throwdown ... LP
Atlantic, 1987. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A huge breakthrough from Levert – the group's third album, and a record that's filled with some really top-shelf R&B for the time! The tracks are a great transition in soul styles – classic harmony vocal sounds, produced with a slowjam style that's totally great – a bit like quiet storm of the 80s, but with more of a street edge overall! The mellowest moments are the best ones – and titles include "Casanova", "Throwdown", "My Forever Love", "In N Out", "Temptation", and "Don't U Think It's Time". LP, Vinyl record album

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MetronomesSomething Big ... LP
Jazzland, Early 60s. Very Good ... $24.99
An incredible album of vocal harmony soul – with arrangements by the great Melba Liston! The album is one of a few cut by The Metronomes – a group who took the male vocal quartet harmony style of vocals, and pushed it into a more soulful realm than had been used by some of the more popular groups of the time. Liston's work on the set ensures that it's one of the group's hippest outing – and a strong choice of interesting material helps really emphasize that fact. Backing is by a small group that includes Junior Mance, Henry Grimes, Les Spann, and Grady Tate – and titles include "On Green Dolphin Street", "Round Midnight", "Night In Tunisia", "Blue", "Monk's Mood", and "I Remember Clifford". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original black label Jazzland pressing, with deep groove! Cover has a split top seam and a name on back.)

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Dave PellBig Small Bands ... LP
Capitol, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Dave recreates the sound of some hip bands – those of Lester Young, Miles Davis, Shorty Rogers, Raymond Scott, Gerry Mulligan, and others – on tunes that include "Mountain Greenery", "Walking Shoes", "At The Codfish Ball", "A Smooth One", "Then I'll Be Happy", and "Popo". The group includes Art Pepper on alto, Don Fagerquist on trumpet, Bob Enevoldsen on trombone, and Marty Paich on piano. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has clear tape along the top seam & some splitting on the bottom seam.)

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Pony PoindexterPony Poindexter Plays The Big Ones ... LP
Prestige/New Jazz, 1963. Very Good+ ... $33.99
An excellent album from the great Pony Poindexter – one of his few dates as a leader, and a real lost killer from early 60s Prestige! Pony's working here on alto and soprano sax – the latter of which sounds especially nice – all sharp-edged and angular, and cast out over some very groovy rhythms from Gildo Mahones on piano, George Tucker on bass, and Jimmie Smith on drums! The "Big Ones" in the title are some of the grooviest pop tunes of the 60s – like "Fly Me To The Moon", "Midnight In Moscow", "Moon River", and "Twistin USA" – and they're given a jaunty soul-jazz approach by Pony, who plays some of the best soprano and alto sax he's ever recorded! LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple label New Jazz pressing, with Van Gelder stamp – nice and clean! Cover has light wear and a split top seam, but this is a nice copy overall.)

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Buddy RichSwingin' New Big Band ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1966. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $6.99
A hard and heavy side from Buddy, and true to his reputation and the title of the LP, he comes out swinging! The set features a top notch mid 60s group, and from the sound of the numbers on this set, ol' Buddy did need to hand out any of his famous lectures on the bus afterwards, with some crisp soloing and great ensemble playing. 8 tracks in all, including "Basically Blues", "The Critics Choice", "My Man's Gone Now", "Uptight (Everything's Alright)" and "Sister Sadie". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing.)

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✨✧ Sam Butera & The WitnessesBig Horn ... LP
Capitol, Late 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sam was the very popular tenor player behind Louis Prima's best recordings of the 50s – and although he was never given his due as a full-time honker and shouter, he actually played a pretty mean horn when he wanted to, which he does to full effect on this Capitol set from the late 50s. The overall style is a mix of ballads and more rollicking numbers, with Sam's horn in front, and the Witnesses hitting a choppy groove on tunes that are more often done as ballads. Titles include "Hey There", "Three Coins In The Fountain", "I Love Paris", "All The Way", and "Too Young". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has splitting on the top seam.)

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Baby HueyBaby Huey Story – The Living Legend ... LP
Curtom, Early 70s. Good+ Gatefold ... $79.99
Fantastic! The lost link in the Chicago soul scene of the 60s was Baby Huey – and he was a pretty darn big link too, if you've ever seen him in pictures! Weighing in at about 300 pounds, Baby Huey was sort of a rockin' soul star who played clubs on both sides of the city, to audiences of all types – working in a party-styled blend of funk, rock, and soul that was one of the most powerful grooves going down in the Windy City at the time! Huey sadly passed away at a very young age, leaving only this full album as his legacy – a great batch of hard-hitting soul tracks that are among some of the funkiest work ever recorded for the legendary Curtom label! The set includes Huey's classic version of "Mighty, Mighty", a club favorite from the live shows – plus the excellent Curtis Mayfield tune "Hard Times", famous as an oft-used sample track! Other titles include "A Change Is Going To Come", "California Dreamin", "Running", and "Mama Get Yourself Together". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has split top & bottom seams, flaking & stains due to moisture along the bottom 4 inches & a promo sticker. Vinyl plays with some clicks & crackles.)

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BlackbyrdsFlying Start ... LP
Fantasy, 1974. Very Good- Gatefold ... $6.99
Not the band's first album – as you might think from the "start" in the title – but a classic batch of jazzy, funky, and soulful grooves from The Blackbyrds – one of those combos that few groups could match back in the 70s! The set's got a beautifully put-together feel – tight enough to crossover somewhat big with a larger audience than the group's previous effort – but still filled with the kind of righteous energy that first got them going, a sublime mix of jazzy rhythms and soulful elements, all held together tightly by production from Donald Byrd. Tracks include the big hit "Walking In Rhythm", which was an oft-spun 45 back in the day – plus some great funk moments, like the tasty "Spaced Out", the choppy "The Baby", and the captivating "Blackbyrds Theme". Other cuts include "Future Children Future Hopes", "I Need You", and "April Showers". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has splitting on the top seam.)
Also available Flying Start ... LP 13.99

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✨✧ John DankworthMovies N Me ... LP
RCA, 1974. Very Good ... $19.99
Totally groovy work from John Dankworth – a 70s album that features slightly electrified versions of some of his older film and TV themes! The approach is quite different than the originals at times – with horn passages that are even quirkier, and some cool use of electric piano by Tony Hymas, which really sets the mood of the best tracks. The album's best known for its funky break version of "Modesty Blaise" – made famous by a sample from Del – but the whole thing's pretty great, both if you dig soundtrack work, and if you like the cooler big band styles of the British scene. Titles include "Modesty Blaise", "Long John", "Look Stranger", "Whirly Birly", "Round Table Round", "Herbie Walks Again", "All Gone", and "Morgan". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split top seam & some wear.)

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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
(Cover has some wear & a partially split top seam.)

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Howlin WolfHowlin Wolf Album ... LP
Cadet, 1968. Very Good ... $49.99
A killer album of funky blues – recorded by Howlin Wolf during the period when Chess/Cadet was backing its older artists up with some of the newer funk musicians it had working in its studios! The overall sound works quite well – and although purists at the time moaned at the way artists like Wolf, Etta James, and Bo Diddley were being handled (especially with a "we know better than them" message on the cover like this!), the funky blues records from this time actually seem to be some of the most enduring from Chess – especially with younger listeners in the 21st Century! A big part of the success here goes to producers Charles Stepney and Gene Barge – who helped bring together a younger batch of players for Wolf's backing – including Pete Cosey and Phil Upchurch on guitars, Louis Satterfield on bass, and Morris Jennings on drums. Titles include "Spoonful", "Tail Dragger", "Smokestack Lightning", "Red Rooster", "Evil", and "Down In The Bottom". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cadet Concept pressing. Cover has split top & bottom seams, with light aging.)
Also available Howlin Wolf Album ... LP 18.99

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Gladys Knight & The PipsI Feel A Song ... LP
Buddah, 1974. Very Good+ ... $1.99
Rock-solid Buddah work from Gladys Knight & The Pips – still pretty righteous on the vocal tip, but often a bit fuller and more polished than before! Knight shows a great talent for a mature ballad here – no big hits, but that's part of the charm of the set – as there's a personal, intimate quality to the tunes that also comes from the less-familiar nature of the lyrics. A few more tunes get a bit uptempo – to be expected when Tony Camillo's helping with production and arrangements – and the album features the great sample cut "Don't Burn Down The Bridge", plus the tracks "I Feel A Song", "Seconds", "Love Finds Its Own Way", "Better Go Your Way", "The Goings Up & The Comings Down", "Tenderness Is His Way", and "The Need To Be". LP, Vinyl record album
(Top cover seam has light water wrinkling, and is slightly unglued.)

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Ray MartinFavourite TV Themes ... LP
Decca (UK), 1973. Near Mint- ... $0.99
A record that has Ray Martin turning out good bits circa 1973 – tunes that are often an update of popular 60s television modes – a bit jazzy and jaunty at times, but some 70s elements creeping into the mix, although not as heavily funky as you might hear a few years later. Some of the songs were quite big on British TV, but weren't heard as strongly here in the US – and titles include "Top Of The Form", "Match Of The Day", "Nationwide", "General Hospital", "Crossroads", "Grandstand", "News At Ten", and "Midweek". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jimmy McGriffTopkapi ... LP
Sue, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A very unusual album for Jimmy – but a great one too! The set breaks the mode of Jimmy's small combo Sue work and features his organ amidst some larger arrangements from Fred Norman – a blend of skipping strings and jazzy rhythms that really lets Jimmy open up and groove around the top on the Hammond! His solos are sublime – a real masterpiece of tone, texture, and rhythm – in a mode that rivals Jimmy Smith's best organ-with-big group work for Verve at the time. There's a great soundtrack jazz feel to the whole set – as you'd guess from the title track theme from "Topkapi", plus the variety of other soundtrack cuts that include "Exodus", "Rawhide", "Mr. Lucky", "Pink Panther", and "Man With The Golden Arm". LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful original pressing – heavy vinyl and cover!)

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MJT+3Make Everybody Happy ... LP
Vee Jay, 1960. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A Windy City classic – from Vee Jay Records! The MJT grooves like nobody's business, thanks to a core rhythm group that includes Harold Mabern on piano, Walter Perkins on drums, and Bob Cranshaw on bass! Add to the mix a young Frank Strozier on alto, fresh from Memphis (he made the trip to Chi-town with buddy Harold Mabern), and the smoking trumpet of Willie Thomas, and you've got one of the tightest combos to never make it in the big time – a killer little group that was almost a Chicago secret back in the day, but one that's well worth discovering if you've got any sort of a love for hardbop or soul jazz! This oft-overlooked gem is one of the best hardbop albums to ever come out of Chicago, and it's got some great originals by Mabern – like "Richie's Dilemma" and "Make Everybody Happy" – plus a nice version of Booker Little's "Sweet Silver". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some splitting on the top seam.)

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✨✧ Mobb DeepHell On Earth ... LP
Loud, 1997. Very Good 2LP ... $14.99
While the other standouts of the class of '95 like Nas, Jay Z and AZ drifted towards the Escobar/Gambino/Cristal style, Mobb Deep avoided that trend in this tight follow-up to their legendary Infamous debut! Their subject matter may not have evolved or expanded too much, but their strong production is top notch and strong to this day.. Also, some nice guest appearances from Method Man, Raekwon, Nas, Big Noyd. Includes the hilarious "Drop A Gem On 'Em", "Hell On Earth", "Extortion", "More Trife Life", "Still Shinin'", "G.O.D. Pt III", "Nighttime Vultures", "Bloodsport" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has heavy wear on the opening.)

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✨✧ Mobb DeepHell On Earth (Clean Edited Promo) ... LP
Loud, 1997. Near Mint- 2LP ... $14.99
While the other standouts of the class of '95 like Nas, Jay Z and AZ drifted towards the Escobar/Gambino/Cristal style, Mobb Deep avoided that trend in this tight follow-up to their legendary Infamous debut! Their subject matter may not have evolved or expanded too much, but their strong production is top notch and strong to this day.. Also, some nice guest appearances from Method Man, Raekwon, Nas, Big Noyd. Includes the hilarious "Drop A Gem On 'Em", "Hell On Earth", "Extortion", "More Trife Life", "Still Shinin'", "G.O.D. Pt III", "Nighttime Vultures", "Bloodsport" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Ohio PlayersSkin Tight ... LP
Mercury, 1974. Very Good Gatefold ... $8.99
Great work from the Ohio Players – and proof that moving to a big label could be a good thing for a funky group! This was the band's first album for Mercury – and although one might have the temptation to say that the label cut down the radical funk sound of the trippy Westbound years, the move also taught the band to sharpen up their act, and get out of the repetitive sloppy groove into which they'd been lapsing during the past few years. The record's a lot smoother than earlier work – with a polished funky sound that would soon push the band right up there with Earth Wind & Fire at the top of the soul charts. And although there's familiar funky numbers like "Skin Tight", "Jive Turkey", and "Streakin Cheek To Cheek" – the best moment on the entire album is the wonderful spacey soul number "Heaven Must be Like This", a seven minute mellow groover that's got a sophisticated jazzy soul style, with voices and piano soaring into the heavens, in a way that always still sends chills down our spine! That cut shows the band's tremendous growth – and it's one of their best-ever! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)
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Tower Of PowerAin't Nothin Stoppin Us Now ... LP
Columbia, 1976. Very Good ... $2.99
No stopping Tower Of Power in the 70s – as the set's a cool Columbia session from the group, and one that features a well-crafted groove throughout! The overall approach is a bit warmer and less jamming than before – but in ways that really show the group hitting some strong notes on their soul tunes, especially some of the midtempo groovers that are really the big standouts here. The lineup features Chester Thompson on organ and keyboards, Greg Adams on trumpet and vocals, Edward McGee on lead vocals, and Lenny Pickett on saxes – and titles include "You Ought To Be Havin Fun", "Deal With It", "While We Went To The Moon", "Ain't Nothin Stoppin Us Now", and "Doin Alright". LP, Vinyl record album
(Missing inner sleeve.)
Also available Ain't Nothin Stoppin Us Now ... CD 16.99

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✨✧ Freddie McGregorBig Ship ... LP
Thompson Sound (Jamaica), 1982. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A tight early 80s record from Freddie McGregor – backed by the Roots Radics and mixed by Scientist – and if you'll pardon the pun, all the above make sure that this here Greensleeves effort is in ship shape to say the least! A nice little gem, recorded at Harry J's and Channel One. Titles include Includes "Big Ship", "Sweet Lady", "Peaceful Man", "Stop Loving You", "Get Serious", "Don't Play The Fool", "Get United". "Let Me Be The One", "Roots Mak Skanking", "Holy Mount Zion" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has moderate wear, peeling and a split bottom seam. Vinyl plays with clicks & crackles.)

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✨✧ VariousDon't Stop – Recording Tap ... LP
Numero, Early 80s. Used 3LP Box Set ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Not much of a cover photo, but one of the most amazing collections so far from the Numero Group – a richly archival project that finally brings to light the lost efforts of the short lived Tap Records label! Tap was the brainchild of Jeremiah Yisrael – an ambitious producer, and legendary perfectionist – so much so that he often put more effort into these indie productions than you'd find at bigger label projects of the time! Most material here dates from the years 1981 and 1982, and the music is a mix of club, modern soul, boogie, and a bit of hip hop – nearly all of which hardly got any exposure at the time. The booklet not only tells the tale of the label and Yisrael's career, but also Numero's efforts in resurrecting these lost tapes from a very moldy near-death experience – a narrative that's almost as exciting as the music in the package. And the package is pretty great too – not only because of the 24 page, full color booklet – but also because of the supplemental book that reproduces lost sheet music and studio notes from the Tap sessions. Amazing stuff throughout – well worthy of another deep bow for the Numero team! The 3LP version is beautifully packaged in a box modeled after old studio reel-to-reels – with one LP featuring 11 instrumental bonus tracks exclusive to the vinyl – and includes the 14 track CD for good measure! Titles include "Breakout" and "We've Had Enough" by Arnie Love & The Lovettes, "Invisible Wind" and "Guilty" by Jackie Stoudemire, "Missy Missy Dee" by Missy Dee & The Melody Crew, "So Nice" by Annette Denvil, "Rub A Dub Dub" by The Fabulous 3 MCs, "Don't Stop Dancin" and "Run Away Hide From Love" by Jackie Stoudemire, and "Breakout" by Magnetism. Also features two tracks from 1971 – "Does He Really Mean It" and "Love Which Way" by Bonnie Freeman. Instrumentals for the vinyl include "Breakout Beats" and more by Tap Orchestra, "Rub A Dub Dub" by Fabulous 3 MCs, "Invisible Wind" and "Guilty" by Jackie Stoudemire, and "Missy Missy Dee" by Missy Dee & The Melody Crew. LP, Vinyl record album
(Box set includes the printed inner sleeve and booklets, but missing the CD.)

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Kent Carter, Charles Owens, Michael Mantler, SadaoJazz In The Classroom Vol 9 – A Tribute To Oliver Nelson ... LP
Berklee, Early 60s. Very Good ... $11.99
One of those great 60s albums from the Berklee School of music – filled with players who'd later go on to have a bigger role in the world of music! The lineup here features Kent Carter on bass, Hal McIntyre on tenor and clarinet, Charles Owens on alto and flute, Michael Mantler on trumpet, Gene Perla on piano and bass, Erroll Burke on tenor and clarinet, and Sadao Watanabe on flute and alto – and the record includes arrangements by Watanabe, Perla, and John Julian! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split top seam, and some other light wear.)

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Creme D'CocoaNasty Street ... LP
Venture, 1979. Near Mint- ... $13.99
A sweet and smooth batch of modern soul tracks – arranged and produced by Tony Camillo, and the only album we've ever seen by this obscure east coast group! The set's got a really nice jazzy flourish – part New York club, part mellow studio soul – and the overall presentation of the set is wonderful, with a solid sound that's right up there with the big name groups of the time. Plenty of great instrumental touches in the mix – popping along on an uptempo groove on cuts like "Doin' The Dog", "Nasty Street", and "Gimme Your Love" – and bubbling in a sweet mellow vibe on tracks that include "Mr. Me, Mrs. You", "I Don't Ever Wanna Love Nobody But You", and "I Will Never Stop Lovin' You". Very nice! LP, Vinyl record album

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Dazz BandHot Spot ... LP
Motown, 1985. Near Mint- ... $4.99
The Dazz Band are in a definite hot spot here – the group's final album for Motown, and a record that's filled with the kind of catchy crossover funk they did better than most! The set snaps into a groove right from the very first note – with that electro funk that Motown served up big in the wake of Rick James, and which the Dazz Band only improve with their rock-solid sound on the set – a mode that has all the instrumental elements coming down sharp on the rhythms, topped by some back/forth group vocals that almost have a Jacksons vibe – except for the tracks in which they get processed with a bit of electro-soul modes! Titles include "If Only You Were In My Shoes", "Hot Spot", "Paranoid", "All The Way", "She Used To Be My Girl", "When You Need Roses", and Slow Rap". LP, Vinyl record album

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Duke EllingtonDuke Ellington Early Recordings Vol 1 (10 inch LP) ... LP
X, 1927/1928. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A beautiful 10" LP from the 50s – one that brings together a selection of rare Ellington work from the late 20s! The recordings date from 1927 and 1928, and soloists include Bubber Miley, Tricky Sam Nanton, Harry Carney, and Barney Bigard – on tracks that include "Creole Love Call", "Black Beauty", "Jubilee Stomp", "Blues I Love To Sing", and "Harlem River Quiver". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label pressing, with red text and deep groove. Cover has a mostly split top seam and a stain along the bottom.)

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Ella Fitzgerald & Billie HolidayElla Fitzgerald & Billie Holiday At Newport ... LP
Verve, 1957. Good ... $11.99
Two of the biggest singers who ever worked for Verve Records – captured perfectly at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1957! Ella Fitzgerald steps out with a strong, lively groove on the first half of the set – swinging things with a looser, more upbeat quality than on some of her mellower Verve studio sets of the late 50s – really grooving it up with small combo backing from the trio of pianist Don Abney! Billie Holiday also gets some small combo backing too – a hip trio with Mal Waldron on piano, Joe Benjamin on bass, and Jo Jones on drums – often a bit more laidback than the group on Ella's sides, but in a great way that helps Holiday hit a very intimate sound, even before this large audience. Ella sings "This Can't Be Love", "Body & Soul", "April In Paris", "I Got A Crush On You", and "Airmail Special" – and Billie sings "Nice Work If You Can Get It", "What A Little Moonlight Can Do", "My Man", "Willow Weep For Me", and "Lady Sings The Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing, with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has moderate wear & a fully split top seam.)

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Herbie HancockMagic Windows ... LP
Columbia, 1981. Near Mint- ... $11.99
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
(Still in the shrink, with hype sticker.)
Also available Magic Windows ... CD 13.99

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Lightnin HopkinsLightnin Hopkins Sings The Blues (Crown) ... LP
RPM/Crown, Late 40s/Early 50s. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
Lightnin Hopkins sings the blues – and virtually helps reinvent the genre in the process with these classic Texas recordings for the RPM label! The style here is much rootsier than some of the postwar blues coming out from other scenes – quite spare, and almost more in a delta style of singer and guitar, without much else in the mix. Yet Hopkins' use of an electric instrument here is seminal – as he works the strings with these inflections and inspirations that would have a huge impact on countless other musicians to come – first blues contemporaries, then bigger talents in the world of rock in later decades. Yet there's still nothing better than these initial recordings – as few folks have a way of hitting the right modes in the right way like Lighnin – both vocally, where he's simple but extremely powerful – and instrumentally, where he can always grab us with just a surprising flick or two of his fingers on the strings. LP, Vinyl record album
(Grey label Crown pressing – nice and clean! Cover seams are split on top and spine.)

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France JoliFrance Joli (2 x 12'' promo pressing) ... LP
Prelude, 1979. Near Mint- 2LP ... $6.99
A sexy disco classic that crossed over big – probably thanks as much to France's sultry photo on the cover as it was to her sweet and jazzy vocals! The tunes were all written and arranged by Tony Green – who's grooving here very much in the best Prelude mode – letting the group lay down the groove long before the singer comes in, and running most tracks out way past 7 minutes to allow for plenty of changes. Titles include "Come To Me", "Let Go", "Playboy", and "Don't Stop Dancing". LP, Vinyl record album

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Boz ScaggsBoz Scaggs ... LP
Atlantic, 1978. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $8.99
The first-ever solo set from the great Boz Scaggs – done after a few key early performances with The Steve Miller Band – and with a style that's even more soulful than some of Scaggs' later work! The style us unabashedly soul-based – as the set was recorded at Muscle Shoals, with Duane Allman on dobro and Eddie Hinton on guitar – in a mode that's more Stax Records than the smoother groove of any of Boz's bigger hits of the 70s – even though those are pretty darn great too! The shift from Bay Area to southern soul is a great one for the singer – who really shines on titles that include "Waiting For A Train", "Loan Me A Dime", "I'm Easy", "I'll Be Long Gone", and "Now You're Gone". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some edge wear and a dent on the top seam.)

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Jimmy SmithBashin – The Unpredictable Jimmy Smith ... LP
Verve, 1962. Very Good- Gatefold ... $6.99
One of Jimmy Smith's biggest albums of the 60s – and a classic Verve pairing of his lean Hammond organ solos with the fuller, hard-swinging arrangements of Oliver Nelson! Nelson is working here at the height of his powers – backing Smith with a large group, but in a way that only seems to free him up to solo even more – pushing the tunes with an undeniable power from the all-star band, as Jimmy takes off on flights of soulful fancy over the top! Side two features some more stripped-down solo work – in the manner of Jimmy's later Blue Note sides – and the set includes the hit single "Walk On The Wild Side", plus the tracks "Bashin", "Step Right Up", and "Beggar For The Blues". LP, Vinyl record album

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Sonny StittSonny Stitt Plays Arrangements From the Pen Of Quincy Jones ... LP
Roost, 1955. Very Good+ ... $9.99
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 group 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
(Fresh Sounds reissue.)

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SupremesSupremes A Go Go ... LP
Motown, 1966. Very Good- ... $6.99
One of the biggest charting LPs by The Supremes – and one of the best, too! The girls are opening it up a bit here – getting in on some of The Miracles Go Go action of the period, and laying down tunes that have a bit more of a northern groove to them – relying a bit more on a more steady overall groove than the hugely catchy choruses of some of their biggest hits. A groovy record – with a tight theme! Titles include "These Boots Are Made For Walking", "I Can't Help Myself", "Get Ready", "Money", "Hang On Sloopy", "Come & Get These Memories", "Shake Me, Wake Me", and "Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split top seam.)
Also available Supremes A Go Go (2CD deluxe edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD 27.99

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T-ConnectionT-Connection ... LP
Dash, 1978. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A soaring stormer from T-Connection – and a set that has them sounding even better than before! There's a perfection here the group didn't have with earlier releases – a quality that goes way past indie funk ensemble, into the realm of some of the best mainstream acts on the bigger labels at the time – company shared by a rare few, like Earth Wind & Fire, Ohio Players, or the Bar-Kays! Things are every bit as funky as before – but there's a way of putting the tunes together that really blows us away – fusing all the elements together perfectly, and making everything work towards the groove – yet all without making anything sound too slick or polished either. Mighty nice all the way through – and titles include "Funky Lady", "Don't Stop The Music", "Funkannection", "Saturday Night", "At Midnight", and "Love Supreme". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout hole and a name stamp on back.)
Also available T-Connection (with bonus tracks) ... CD 6.99

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Yesterday's FolkUS 69 ... LP
Buddah, Late 60s. Very Good- ... $19.99
An excellent bit of tripped-out jazz rock from this obscure combo – somewhat in the spirit of the bigger jazz-influenced groups of the time, but with an edge that's rougher, which makes for some nice funky undercurrents on the best numbers! The group's got a lineup that includes saxes, piano, trumpet, and flute – plus some nicely crackling drums that really jump-start the best tracks with a heck of a lot of energy – and there's almost a blue-eyed soul component on the vocals, giving the album a deeper feel than you might expect. Bill Durso arranged, composed, and handles lead vocals – and titles include "I'm On My Way", "I'm A Nobody", "African Sunshine", "2069: A Spaced Oddity", "Miss Goodbody", and "I Hear You Talkin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has splitting on the top seam & a filing sticker.)

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✨✧ Roy AyersChange Up The Groove ... LP
Polydor, 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great little album from Roy Ayers' early years with Polygram – often overlooked amidst some of the bigger records in the catalog, but a very soulful set that's got some wonderful funky numbers! There's a really jazzy feel going on here – Roy's nod back to his older roots in music, touched with some of the sharper styles of the 70s generations – especially in the rhythms, which are starting to have that snapping sound that was the Ayers trademark in the 70s. Vibes ring out wonderfully throughout – often getting more space than vocals – and other instrumentation includes soprano sax from George Braith, keyboards from Harry Whitaker and Leon Pendarvis, and drums from Bernard Purdie. Bits of strings slide in nicely, showing a deeper sound to Roy's arranging skills – and titles include the funky break classic "The Boogie Back", a sweet reading of "Feel Like Makin' Love", with all the right electric effects to get the best out of the song's mellow righteous vibe – and the great cuts "Fishika", "Sensitize", "Don't You Worry Bout A Thing", "When is Real Real?", and "Change Up The Groove". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a cutout notch and a small split on the top seam.)

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✨✧ BT ExpressDo It (Til You're Satisfied) ... LP
Scepter, 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Chocolate MilkComin' ... LP
RCA, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Wicked funk from Chocolate Milk – and a set that perfectly combines their deep New Orleans roots with the tighter sound the Crescent City was brewing up in the mid 70s! The group work closely here with producer Allen Toussaint – and really show that stronger use of studio technology that Toussaint was perfecting at the time – a mode used famously in work for bigger artists, but which is totally perfect here to bring an even greater focus to the sound of the group! There's loads of sharp-stepping basslines and drums at the bottom, mixed with a cool compressed sound at the top – a way of being a bit smooth, yet still pretty darn funky all the way through. The mellower cuts are especially great – never sleepy, but slow grooving in a really badass way – and titles include "Comin", "Do Onto Others", "Starbright", "Feel the Need", and "Something New". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a frayed and splitting spine with moisture stains with promo stamp and factory sticker.)

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