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✨✧ Cannonball AdderleyBlack Messiah ... LP
Capitol, Early 70s. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $22.99
A massive live set from Cannonball Adderley – and a record that really shows the growth he'd undergone in just a few short years! The album's done in close collaboration with David Axelrod – who'd handled Cannon's big live dates for Capitol in the 60s – but this record is much more freewheeling, open-ended, fuzz, funky, and electric overall! Tracks are all nice and long, and really trip out in the best way – with keyboards from George Duke in the core group, plus some heavy basslines from Walter Booker, drums from Roy McCurdy, and guitar from Mike Deasy on a number of key tracks. Deasy plays with lots of great wah wah and fuzz – and the album also features guest work from Airto on percussion and Ernie Watts on tenor – plus Cannonball's great alto and the cornet of brother Nat Adderley too. There's a really collaborative feel to the whole thing – as the record steps easily between a lot of heady styles – and titles include "Zanek", "Eye Of The Cosmos", "The Scene", "The Chocolate Nuisance", "The Steam Drill", "Little Benny Hen", and "The Black Messiah". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear & clear tape along the top seam. )

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Cannonball Adderley with Ernie AndrewsLive Session! ... LP
Capitol, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $5.99
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.)

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Mose AllisonAutumn Song ... LP
Prestige, 1959. Very Good ... $19.99
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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Black UhuruDub Factor ... LP
Mango, 1983. Very Good+ ... $14.99
One of our top 10 dub albums of all time! This LP bridges the gap between the the low-fi, down and dirty excursions of the 70's dub era, and the later high tech dub revolution brought on by On-U, Mad Professor and Jah Shaka. The rhythms here are all first rate, drawn mostly from their Chill Out LP with a few from Red, fueled by Sly and Robbie and a cast of regulars from the Island/Mango stable. Sly & Robbie also handle the production duties, and there's no shortage of fat grooves and unrelenting rhythms, then taken to the next level with deep space echo drops and 21st century sound effects and tape edits. Includes "Ion Storm", "Big Spliff", "Boof'N'Baff'N'Biff", "Puffed Out" and "Android Rebellion". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a half unglued top seam.)

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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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✨✧ James BrownThinking About Little Willie John & A Few Nice Things ... LP
King, 1968. Good+ ... $11.99
James' moving tribute to the late Little Willie John – a big influence, and a fellow label mate at King. There are some great deep soul tracks on here, and lots of groovy instrumentals. Plus, the cover's got a picture of James holding a Little Willie John album, and looking very touched. Tracks include "Fat Eddie", "A Note Or Two", "Talk To Me", "I'll Lose My Mind", and "What Kind of Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has split top & bottom seams.)

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Tim BuckleyGreetings From LA ... LP
Warner/Straight, 1972. Near Mint- ... $11.99
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
(Non-gatefold pressing.)

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Ray CharlesJazz Number II ... LP
Tangerine, 1972. Very Good Gatefold ... $2.99
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 ... $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. 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+ ... $3.99
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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Joe DukesSoulful Drums Of Joe Dukes ... LP
Prestige, 1964. Very Good- ... $11.99
Soulful and pounding! Joe Dukes is one of the greatest soul jazz drummers ever – the key to the unique sound that Jack McDuff had during his big rise to fame in the mid 60s, a combination of tightly funky rhythms underneath, with a freer approach to the top of the kit that worked perfectly with McDuff's hefty Hammond Organ work. The group on this album's McDuff's classic quartet that includes Red Holloway on tenor and alto, George Benson on guitar, and Dukes on drums. The album's got an incredible sound, with Dukes' unique approach to drums scattering all over the kit, creating these complicated dancing rhythms for the organ, sax, and guitar lineup. The album's filled with excellent groovers, like "Moohah the D.J.", "Soulful Drums", "Greasy Drums", and "My Three Sons" – and the whole thing's great! . Filled with excellent groovers, like "Moohah the D.J.", "Soulful Drums", "Greasy Drums", and "My Three Sons". Super-rare, too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label pressing.)

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EmotionsSincerely ... LP
Red Label, 1984. Sealed ... $2.99
A great comeback for The Emotions – a post-Columbia album issued after a few years away from the business – but one that still has the girls' very much at the top of their game! The record's got a wonderful feel that's quite different from other directions the group might have pursued at the time – and most tracks are free from the too-commercial sounds that other female artists were shouldered with at the time – styles that oddly were often inspired by The Emotions' big successes of the late 70s. The vocals are great throughout – mixing leads and harmonies nicely – and arrangements are handled by Benjamin Wright, Billy Osborne, and Wayne Vaughn. Most tunes have a mellow or midtempo groove – with definite 80s instrumentation on keyboards and beats, but never in a way that's too over the top. Titles include "All Things Come In Time", "Sincerely", "Can't Blow Out The Candle", "You're The One", "Are You Through With My Heart", "Never Let Another", and "I Can Do Anything". LP, Vinyl record album

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Rolf Ericson & His All American StarsRolf Ericson & His All American Stars ... LP
EmArcy, 1956. Very Good ... $9.99
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.)
Also available Rolf Ericson & His All American Stars (plus bonus tracks) ... CD 12.99

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✨✧ Four TopsFour Tops On Top ... LP
Motown, 1966. Very Good ... $6.99
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 light wear.)
Also available Four Tops On Top ... CD 13.99

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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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Dizzy GillespieDizzy Gillespie & His Big Band ... LP
GNP, 1948. Good ... $9.99
A legendary bit of cubop! Diz is playing here with the band that virtually invented Latin Jazz – the one that featured Chano Pozo on conga, plus great soloists like James Moody and Ernie Henry – all blowing beautifully in a style that's one of the most perfect realizations of the cubop Latin Jazz groove of the time! The recording was done live, but the quality's strong – and titles include "Good Bait", "Emanon", "Ool Ya Koo", and a classic reading of "Manteca"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Really great 50s pressing – with a swirling cartoony graphic and nice heavy deep groove vinyl, which has a number of marks and plays with some crackles. Cover has split top seam and a partially split bottom.)

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Lionel Hampton & Stan GetzHamp & Getz ... LP
Norgran, Early 50s. Good+ ... $14.99
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 4.99

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✨✧ Johnny HodgesDon't Sleep In The Subway ... LP
Verve, 1967. Very Good Gatefold ... $4.99
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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Tab HunterTab Hunter ... LP
Warner, 1958. Very Good- ... $4.99
One of the first big artists on the Warner Brothers label! LP, Vinyl record album
(Vitaphonic pressing with deep groove. Cover has a half split top seam and a bit of pen on back.)
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AirtoLatino – Aqui Se Puede ... LP
Sobocode (Puerto Rico), 1984. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $14.99
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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AlessiLong Time Friends ... LP
Qwest, 1982. Very Good+ ... $1.99
Pop soul from the Alessi brothers – bright, upbeat and glossy groovers that sound sweeter that we would have imagined all these years – with tight songcraft, hooks you can't shake if you try, and played by some all star musicians - Larry Carlton, Tom Scott, Ernie Watts, Lenny Castro and more! Christopher Cross is also on the album, and he blew up pretty big for a little while around this time, and Long Time Friends are just as unshakable as his huge hit! Titles include "Jagged Edge", "I'm Gonna Tell Her Tonight", "How Long, How Much", "Still In Love", "Forever", "Long Time Friends" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a gold promo stamp on the front.)

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Babe RuthFirst Base ... LP
Harvest, 1973. Very Good+ ... $19.99
This is the first record from these UK jazz rockers who might have been forgotten forever, were it not for "The Mexican", a wonderful jazzy break track on this album, sampled very, very early in the history of hip hop, and still quite nice today! You can also find "Wells Fargo", the biggest hit in the band's short-lived career, on this record. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a half-split top seam.)

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Count BasieApril In Paris ... LP
Verve, 1955. Very Good- ... $6.99
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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✨✧ Big MaybelleGabbin Blues & Other Hits ... LP
Epic, Early 50s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $7.99
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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Gustav BromPozdrav Orchestru ... LP
Supraphon (Czech Republic), 1960s/1970s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $6.99
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 ... $6.99
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
(Cover has a rip on the bottom left corner & some light wear.)

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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 ... $6.99
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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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 TopsFour Tops Greatest Hits ... LP
Motown, 1960s. Very Good- ... $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
(Original pressing.)

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Four TopsMain Street People ... LP
ABC, 1973. Very Good Gatefold ... $1.99
Really nice work from The Four Tops – proof that they were still going quite quite strong after Motown! The album's got a hip sound that shows the group moving through a wider range of emotions than we ever remember – crafting rich deep harmonies that still stand apart from the big wave of sweet soul quartets of the early 70s, and which sparkle with all the emotion that Levi Stubbs' voice had to offer. Includes their great theme to Shaft In Africa, the track "Are You Man Enough" – plus loads of other great ones like "I Just Can't Get You Out Of My Mind", "It Won't Be The First Time", "Sweet Understanding Love", "Too Little, Too Late", "Peace Of Mind", and "Main Street People". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wear, a cut corner, cutout hole and some splitting.)

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Four TopsStill Waters Run Deep ... LP
Motown, 1970. Very Good+ ... $6.99
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

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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- ... $24.99
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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KC & The Sunshine BandKC & The Sunshine Band ... LP
TK, 1975. Very Good ... $5.99
Massive massive Miami funk – and a record that seems to sound better and better as the years move on! Sure, KC and crew were a chart-topping act, but this first album's a stellar batch of heavy cuts – featuring great instrumentation on clavinet, conga, guitars, and horns – all bubbled into an extremely tight mix that riffs along madly on just about every cut! Sure, we grew up grooving to this stuff out of the AM radio in the car (hmmm. . . Maybe that was the problem), but honestly, it sure stands up to a lot more funk from the time than you'd expect! Includes all the big hits – like "Boogie Shoes", "That's The Way (I Like It)", and "Get Down Tonight" – plus some nice breaks and funky intros on "I Get Lifted" and "Let It Go". LP, Vinyl record album

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Rahsaan Roland KirkBlacknuss ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. Very Good- ... $8.99
Roland plays moody jazz versions of some of the biggest soul hits of the early 70's – including tracks like "What's Going On", "Mercy Mercy Me", and "Ain't No Sunshine" – plus some other nice originals which sum up his take on "blacknuss". Titles include "Blacknuss", "Which Way Is It Going", and "One Nation". Billy Butler is on guitar, and the great Sonelius Smith is on piano on a number of tracks. Roland even sings a bit, too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a split spine, split bottom seam and half-split top seam.)

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LTDFor You ... LP
Montage, 1983. Sealed ... $2.99
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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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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Ohio PlayersFire ... LP
Mercury, 1975. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $8.99
One of the biggest albums ever for Ohio Players – a set that took their earlier funk sound and targeted firmly at the mainstream with a lean, mean groove that a million other groups copied at the time! There's still plenty of the soul of the early years in the group's approach here – and sometimes, the mellower tracks show a wonderful talent for harmonies coming even more fully to the top. But the real appeal of the record has always been the bold, bassy grooves that hit strongly just as ensemble funk was exploding in the mainstream during the early years of disco – making plenty of space for the Players and their contemporaries to grab up new audiences who never would have touched a record like this five years before! There's plenty of grit in the grooves on the best numbers – a style that's maybe not as dirty as on Westbound, but still more than enough to make any real funk fan proud. Titles include "Fire", "Together", "Together/Feelings", "It's All Over", "Runnin' From the Devil", "Smoke", "What The Hell", and "I Want To Be Free". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and a few sticker remnants.)

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