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Danny ElfmanBig Top Pee Wee ... LP
Paramount, 1988. Near Mint- ... $24.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes original unpunched postcard insert and printed inner sleeve!)
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John Lee HookerBig Soul Of John Lee Hooker ... LP
Vee Jay, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $24.99
John Lee Hooker takes a step or two into the bluesy soul sound of the early 60s on this sweet set on Vee Jay – while style flaunting his true blues pedigree really, really well! The grit of his voice is as heavily emotive and unshakable as ever – backed by a crack combo on drums, guitar, bass and organ – with sweet sweet backing vocals that are supposedly the Vandellas (sure does sound like it.) Includes "San Francisco", "Take A Look At Yourself", "Send Me Your Pillow", "She Shot Me Down", "Big Soul", "Good Rocking Mama", "No One Told Me" and "Onions". LP, Vinyl record album
(Later black label stereo pressing, with the extra track. Cover has some edge wear and a small split on the top seam held with clear tape.)

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Johnny 'Big Moose' WalkerBlue Love ... LP
Red Beans, 1984. Very Good+ ... $7.99
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(Cover has an unglued top seam.)

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✨✧ Gene AmmonsRed Top (aka Golden Saxophone Of Gene Ammons) ... LP
Savoy, Late 40s. Used ... Out Of Stock
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
(Mid 70s Arista reissue.)

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✨✧ VariousJammin For The Jackpot – Big Bands & Territory Bands Of The 30s ... LP
New World, 1930s. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes original booklet inside the gatefold. Cover has a split top seam.)

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✨✧ Billy EckstineTogether – The Legendary Big Band Of Billy Eckstine ... LP
Spotlite (UK), 1945. Used ... Out Of Stock
Great work from the early years from Billy Eckstine – including one track with Billy on trumpet! Band members include Fats Navarro on trumpet, Gene Ammons and Budd Johnson on tenors, Leo Parker on baritone, and Art Blakey on drums! The set also features some vocals from Lena Horne and Sarah Vaughan too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an unglued top seam held with pieces of tape.)

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✨✧ Four TopsFour Tops On Top ... LP
Motown, 1966. Used ... Out Of Stock
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. Back cover has a name in pen.)

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✨✧ Charlie ParkerCharlie Parker Big Band ... LP
Clef, Early 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Not really a big band album by Charlie Parker – but a collection of tunes that both feature him blowing with a larger group, and with some great string ensembles! The genius of Bird and strings is hard to describe – an edgey approach that really goes far past most other "jazz with strings" projects, not a ballad-driven one, but a tensely strained one that brings out some of Parker's best soloing, almost in a moody soundtrack-type way. The tracks are a lot freer and less bop-driven than some of Bird's normal work, and it's incredible to hear him soloing with such complexity – even more proof of the genius he clearly exhibited in relation to his contemporaries. This set features some of Bird's best work in the strings format – arranged by Joe Lipman, and featuring the tunes "Dancing In The Dark", "Laura", "Autumn In New York", and "Stella By Starlight". Other tracks feature Parker working over some other large orchestrations, but without strings – in a really hard driving style that's totally great. Other titles on the set include "Temptation", "Night & Day", "Lover", and "I Can't Get Started". LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE: POOR CONDITION. Original Clef pressing. Cover has heavy wear, with a split top seam, moderate flaking and moisture staining along the top half. Vinyl plays with significant clicks & crackles.)

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Walter DavisWalter Davis – Bluebird No 9 ... LP
RCA/Black & White (France), Late 30s/Early 40s. Near Mint- ... $2.99
Great work from blues pianist Walter Davis – all recorded in Chicago, with work by Big Joe Williams on a few tracks! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some clear tape on the top and bottom seams, and light wear in one corner.)

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Duke EllingtonBlue Light ... LP
Columbia, Late 30s. Very Good- ... $2.99
Subtitled "jazz for that relaxed mood", this is actually a great compilation of early work by Ellington's group – recorded for Columbia during the years 1934 to 1939. Somehow, the tracks still end up sounding 30 years ahead of their time – far stronger than most any early 50s big band set might hope to. Recording quality is excellent, and the whole thing's awash in richly chromatic waves of sound. Titles include "Pyramid", "Reminiscing In Tempo", "Tough Truckin", "No Greater Love", and "Finesse". LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye pressing with deep groove. Cover has a half split top seam, split bottom seam, and gloss peeling.)

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✨✧ Johnny HodgesEleventh Hour ... LP
Verve, 1962. Very Good ... $4.99
An overlooked gem from Johnny Hodges – a 60s session that hearkens back to the "with strings" Verve mode of the 50s – but one that also updates the approach strongly, thanks to some well crafted arrangements by Oliver Nelson! Nelson's work in the jazz backings for soloist mode during the 60s was some of the best of the big band genre – and although his work here is much more in the mellow tone mode than his backings for players like Jimmy Smith and Lou Donaldson, Hodges is still getting top shelf treatment, some really wonderful washes of sound and color that show that his tone is still very much alive! A nice preface to the pair's classic set for Flying Dutchman – and with tracks that include "Something to Live For", "Don't Blame Me", "Warm Valley", "The Eleventh Hour", "Guitar Amour", and "You Blew Out The Flame In My Heart". LP, Vinyl record album

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Quincy JonesBack On The Block ... LP
Quest/Warner, 1989. Very Good ... $3.99
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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Fred KatzSoulo Cello – Fred Katz & His Music ... LP
Decca, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $6.99
Not really a set of solo cello work, but one of the rare few albums made by Fred Katz as a leader – right around the time he was making big waves with Chico Hamilton! The cello's definitely in the lead here – both plucked and bowed by Fred – and other players are likely LA suspects, and include Paul Horn and Buddy Collette on reeds, John Pisano on guitar, and Calvin Jackson on piano – plus percussion "played by a prominent jazz drummer and group leader" – who we can only assume is Chico! The sound of these tunes is a bit different than the material Katz cut with Hamilton – almost lighter and more lively at points, but a bit bluer-toned at others. Titles include "Satori", "Country Gardens", "The Toy That Never Was", "Intermezzo", "Come With Me", and "Lament Of The Oracles". LP, Vinyl record album
(Small maroon label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split top seam.)

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Gene KrupaExciting Gene Krupa ... LP
Clef/Verve, Early 50s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Despite the fact that he was a showy bombastic drummer in his big band days, during the early 50s, Gene Krupa made some fantastic small group sessions – and this is one of them! The record features two different groups – one with the great Willie Smith on alto, the other with Ben Webster on tenor – and both of them are tightly swinging combos with a very mature sound. Smith is an especially nice treat here – as his incredible alto playing is woefully underdocumented, and only really shows up on a few small Verve sessions like this. Titles include "Jungle Drums", "Showcase", "Midget", and "Overtime". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Clef pressing with trumpeter logo & deep groove. Cover has a split top seam & a strip of clear tape.)

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Last PoetsRight On! ... LP
Juggernaut, 1968. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $13.99
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. Cover has a small split on the bottom seam.)

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Jimmy McGriffTopkapi ... LP
Sue, Mid 60s. Very Good- ... $1.99
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
(Cover has split seams.)

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Memphis SlimMemphis Slim ... LP
Everest, Late 50s. Very Good ... $3.99
Titles include "El Capitan", "Two Of A Kind", "Big City Girl", "Celeste Boogie", "Bertha May", and "True Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear with tape along the top seam.)

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MJT+3Make Everybody Happy ... LP
Vee Jay, 1960. Very Good ... $4.99
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 light wear with a sticker in the top right corner.)

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Morning GloryTwo Suns Worth ... LP
Fontana, 1968. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A bit more rough-edged than some of their late 60s contemporaries, but a group who's definitely got some Sunshine Pop leanings! The group features mixed male and female lead vocals – often with one more strongly out front – and a sound that's sunny, but also pretty fuzzy too – with an emphasis on the guitar parts that no doubt comes from the trippier production efforts of Abe "Voco" Kesh, and possibly from John Cale – who helped out engineering the session. There's a nice edge to most numbers – a sense of sweetness that's often trying to shake itself loose with a big more grit and growl – and titles include "Stone Good Day", "Even When I'm Up I'm Down", "Jelly Gas Flame", "I See A Light", "Need Someone", "I Cry", "Hey Little Girl", and "So Glad Being Here". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some splitting on the top seam, light wear, and a drillhole through the center.)

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Gerry MulliganMulligan Plays Mulligan ... LP
Prestige, 1951. Very Good- ... $28.99
Incredible work from Gerry Mulligan – material that predates his better-known west coast sides of the mid 50s! These 1951 recordings are a seminal document of the team of Gerry Mulligan and Allan Eager – offering some of Mulligan's first big impact on the east coast scene before moving to the west – and featuring some nicely crispy tenor from Eager! The group's a largeish one – with players that include Nick Travis on trumpet, George Wallington on piano, and Walt Bolden on drums – but the groove is clean and fluid, yet in a good way that's also bit more raspy than later Mulligan work. Titles include "Ide's Side", "Bweebida Bobbida", "Roundhouse", "Kaper", and "Funhouse" – plus the track "Mulligan's Too", which features a smaller group with George Wallington on piano. LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label 50th Street NYC pressing, with deep groove and RVG etch. Cover has split seams, wide brown tape on the spine and top seam, and some stains on back.)

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Anita O'DayAnita O'Day Sings The Winners ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $29.99
Anita O'Day pays tribute to Downbeat poll winners by singing vocal versions of their big hits in this lively set of jazz tracks from the 50s! Arrangements are by Marty Paich and Russ Garcia, both swinging as nicely as they ever did – and the setting of the album keeps Anita nicely in line, sticking to more straight jazz material than you might hear on some of her other sets from the same period. Titles include "Frenesi", "Sing, Sing, Sing", "Early Autumn", "Four Brothers", "Four", and "Night In Tunisia". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing, with a trumpeter logo and a deep groove. Cover has some splitting on the top seam.)
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Jon ThomasBig Beat On The Organ ... LP
Mercury, Mid 50s. Very Good- ... $3.99
Although he's best known for his vocal R&B hit "Heartbreak", Jon Thomas was also a darn good organist, and this mid 50s album for Mercury's a nice batch of sides in the same tradition as contemporaneous work by Bill Doggett and Doc Bagby. The tracks are short and lively, and Jon plays with most of the stops out, for a vibrato-heavy sound. Titles include "Blu Jon", "Hot Tip", "Fat Back", "Go & See", and "Jelly Belly". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing with deep groove. Cover has moisture along the opening.)

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✨✧ 999Biggest Prize In Sport ... LP
Polydor, 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of best records from early UK punk heroes 999 – a dawn of the 80s effort that still carries a lot of the raw energy of their earlier (and angrier) records – with an uncommon melodic sensibility, without losing the barbed edge! 999 even managed to make a few waves in the US at the time, but for whatever reason, didn't have the lasting generation-to-generation appeal on this side of the pond as other great bands like The Buzzcocks, Wire and many others. It's never too late to catch up, folks – and this great place to jump on board! Includes "Boys In The Gang", "Hollywood", "Inside Out", "So Long", "Fun Thing", Biggest Prize In Sport", "Stop Stop", "English Wipe-Out", "Boiler", "Stranger", "Trouble" and "Found Out Too Late". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Baby Face WilletteStop & Listen ... LP
Blue Note, 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of only two albums that organist Baby Face Willette cut for Blue Note – and it's a killer! The record is a hard-wailing trio format – with Willette on organ, Grant Green on guitar, Ben Dixon on drums – and it's got a sound that's very similar to Green's excellent Grant's First Stand LP – a stripped-down sound that's a bit more rough around the edges than some of the other organ jazz dates you might normally hear on Blue Note! The groove is totally no-nonsense, and Willette's a firecracker on organ – running up and down the keys and pedals with amazing dexterity, and a sound that should have made him one of the biggest Hammond players of the 60s. Green's great too, and the drums of Dixon are more than loose enough to fit the vibe of the soloists beautifully. Titles include "Soul Walk", "Stop & Listen", "Jumpin Jupiter", and "Work Song". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono New York pressing, with RVG stamp and "ear". Vinyl has a mark that clicks a bit on "Willow Weep For Me". Cover has worn corners and a sticker spot.)

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Count BasieApril In Paris ... LP
Verve, 1955. Very Good ... $9.99
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
(MGM pressing with deep groove.)

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BT ExpressDo It (Til You're Satisfied) ... LP
Scepter, 1974. Very Good- ... $3.99
The monumental debut of BT Express – and an excellent funk album that often gets overlooked by fans of the music because of the band's bigger fame as a disco group! This first record has the combo grooving hard and instrumentally – in the mode of a tight blacksploitation soundtrack, with plenty of tight wah wah guitar riffing, conga beats, and funky flute and sax – topped off by just the right amount of strings to make the set soar even more! The album's best known for the title track "Do It (Til You're Satisfied)" – which was a big hit, but is still an excellent groover – and the set also includes loads of other great cuts too – like "Express", which was the original song that the created the JBs' response track "Monorail"; "This House is Smokin'", which has lots of funky descending horn bits; and other great tunes that include "Mental Telepathy", "If It Don't Turn You On", and "Do You Like It". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Creme D'CocoaNasty Street ... LP
Venture, 1979. Very Good ... $6.99
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
(Cover has a cut corner and some wear.)

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✨✧ Aretha FranklinThrough The Storm ... LP
Arista, 1989. Very Good ... $0.99
Aretha Franklin at the end of the 80s – capping off a big run of records for Arista with another successful collaboration with Narada Michael Walden! There's a bit more of a groove here than before – a nice bounce on many cuts that almost brings in a slight new jack flavor – but handled with a bit more class, given Walden's legacy – and the album's got a lot of collaborative moments, including appearances from James Brown, Whitney Houston, Elton John, The Four Tops, and Kenny G. Titles include "Gimme Your Love", "Mercy", "It Isn't It Wasn't It Ain't Never Gonna Be", "Through The Storm", "If Ever A Love There Was", "Think 1989", and "Come To Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Mikko InnanenMikko Innanen 10 (10 inch LP) ... LP
Grotto (Finland), 2016. Sealed ... $11.99
A record with a very plain cover, but a wonderfully colorful sound – as the set features a flurry of fantastic tones from a very hip large ensemble! The group's led by Mikko Innanen – who blows both alto and baritone – and features Jukka Eskola on trumpet, alongside a host of other contemporary Finnish jazz musicians – working together here in a mode that's very freewheeling – kind of an avant take ont he sound of the big band, as we might have heard from the hippest corners of the German or Scandia scenes at the start of the 70s! The reeds really get a lot of action – with standout solos from most members – atop rhythms that draw a lot from double basses and drums. The performance was recorded live at the Moers Festival – and titles include "Looking For Love", "They Are Watching Us", "KF 501", and "Song For A New Decade". LP, Vinyl record album

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Albert King & Otis RushDoor To Door ... LP
Chess, 1950s/Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $23.99
A split album of early recordings by Otis Rush and Albert King – both featured here in early Chicago sides done for Chess Records in the years before their bigger late 60s fame! The style here is mostly stripped down, but still pretty tight – not as rough-edged as some of their Chess contemporaries, and with a fair bit of electric guitar driving most tunes along with a nice little groove. Albert King titles include "Searchin For A Woman", "Bad Luck", "Won't Be Hangin Around", and "Merry Way" – and Otis Rush titles include "So Close", "I Can't Stop", "I'm Satisfied", "So Many Roads", and "All Your Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has a cutout mark.)
Also available Door To Door ... CD 4.99

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Jack McDuffMidnight Sun ... LP
Prestige, 1967. Very Good ... $9.99
Hard to find McDuff album that features some great material recorded during the mid 60s, and not available elsewhere! The album features a setting that's mostly quartet material – with McDuff's classic group of Red Holloway, George Benson, and Joe Dukes, but on one track, they're backed by the bigger arrangements of Benny Golson, who was doing some great work with the group at the time! Tracks are fairly long, with lots of fire from McDuff and Benson – and titles include "Stop It", "Midnight Sun", "Love Walked In", and "Misconstrued". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Melba MooreLot Of Love ... LP
Capitol, 1986. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Crisp, warm, and nicely-grooving soul from Melba Moore – one of her most consistent albums of the period, and possibly the biggest hit of career! The team of writers and producers on the album is top-shelf – with work from Kashif, Paul Lawrence, Gene McFadden, and others – who really craft the right sort of sounds to fit Melba's wonderful voice! The first half of the album features more danceable, synth flavored 80s sounds, and the second has some great ballads – including the great duet "A Little Bit More" with Freddie Jackson. Other tracks include "Love The One I'm With (A Lot Of Love) "There I Go Falling In Love Again", "You Trip Me Out", "Falling", "Stay", "Don't Go Away", and "I'm Not Gonna Let You Go" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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National LampoonRadio Dinner ... LP
Blue Thumb, 1972. Very Good Gatefold ... $1.99
Great work from the classic days of the National Lampoon Radio Hour – a really wonderful show that ran on FM radio, and parodied many of the ideals and themes of the post-hippie generation! The work here is done in an underground hip mode that would show up more strongly in the mainstream on Saturday Night Live a few years later – and the only big name in the cast for this record is Christopher Guest, although the set does include a few surprise appearances by Melissa Manchester. Titles include "Concert In Bangla Desh", "Those Fabulous Sixties", "Clue Number Five", "Deteriorata", "Catch It & You Keep It", "Pigeons", and "Magical Misery Tour". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Phineas NewbornPlays Harold Arlen's Music From Jamaica ... LP
RCA, 1957. Very Good ... $4.99
One of the greatest albums from the early years of Phineas Newborn – a large group session from the pianist, and one with a very different feel than some of his trio sides! The music is all from the Harold Arlen musical Jamaica – but the groove is pure Newborn all the way, and a lot more soulful than anything you'd hear on Broadway! Phineas' piano somehow seems even more fluid than usual – and it's set up in a great group with really wonderful guitar work from Les Spann, who's clearly the second biggest voice on the date – plus Jerome Richardson on tenor and flute, Sahib Shihab on alto and baritone, Ernie Royal on trumpet, and Jimmy Cleveland on trombone. Willie Rodriguez and Francisco Pozo add in some great extra percussion to the tunes – further helping the groove – and titles include "For Every Fish", "Take It Slow Joe", "Pity De Sunset", "Napoleon", "Little Biscuit", "Coconut Sweet", and "Push De Button". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has a partially split top seam, light wear, and clear tape along the bottom seam.)

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✨✧ PrinceDirty Mind ... LP
Warner, 1980. Very Good ... $19.99
Early work from Prince – really his first full fledged masterpiece! Prince ushered the 80s in with a mix of recognizable influences, but filtered through his unique sensibility – taking taught a funk sound, layered vocals, crisp rhythms, ultra catchy songs and that unbridled, unambiguous, fearless sexuality! Amazing stuff, and an early hint that Prince had a look, sound, style and talent that could, and eventually would pretty much takeover a heck of a lot of cultural space. Titles include the unstoppable classics "Dirty Mind" and "When You Were Mine", plus "Head", "Sister", "Do It All Night", and "Party Up". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Jimmy SmithBashin – The Unpredictable Jimmy Smith ... LP
Verve, 1962. Very Good Gatefold ... $2.99
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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✨✧ SupremesSupremes Sing Holland Dozier Holland ... LP
Motown, 1966. Very Good ... $9.99
One of the best-ever albums by the Supremes – and filled with stone classics, to boot! As the title states, Diana Ross, Mary Wilson and Florence Ballard team up with Holland Dozier Holland – and they really to create the sound that would put them and Motown on the map. A couple of the biggest hits are laid down, but album also features tracks that are arguably even better to hear these days – as they spin out that quintessential Motown sound but aren't hampered by the ubiquity of the oldies radio staples! Titles include "You Keep Me Hanging On", "Love Is Here And Now You're Gone", "I Guess I'll Always Love You", "I'll Turn To Stone", "It's The Same Old Song", "Love Is In Our Hearts", 'There's No Stopping Us Now" and "Love Is Like A Heatwave". LP, Vinyl record album
(Deep groove pressing. Label has some residue from an old sticker.)

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✨✧ This HeatThis Heat ... LP
These (UK), 1980. Near Mint- ... $24.99
A mindblowing record from This Heat – a group that were either years before or behind their times – given that they were essentially a prog combo working on the London scene during the big years of punk! Yet that temporal displacement hasn't stopped these guys from becoming legends – because like ESG, Liquid Liquid, and a few other groups of their nature – This Heat have a way of drawing on all the older elements from experimental rock of the decade before, and fusing it into a leaner, wittier, and more compelling post-punk blend! The music here is heavy on rhythms – with lots of drums and percussion from Charles Hayward – mixed with keyboards, guitar, and other instruments that are layered together with lots of studio elements and tape processes – in ways that are arguably even more complex than better-known 70s productions by guys like Conny Plank or Martin Hannett. The cuts on this debut album were recorded over a three year period that preceded the release of the set – but come together as one of the boldest musical statements of its time – a record that's continued to influence countless generations since the time it was released! Titles include "Testcard", "Horizontal Hold", "Not Waving", "Water", "Twilight Furniture", "24 Track Loop", and "Fall Of Saigon". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent EU reissue. Cover has a bumped corner.)

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Stanley TurrentineMan With The Sad Face ... LP
Fantasy, 1976. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Soulful Stan – working here with some larger arrangements from David Van De Pitte, but still sounding incredibly great! The format's tighter, smoother, and more soul-based than that on Stan's CTI albums from the 70s – with shorter tracks and a bigger band – but that format also seems to bring even more of a focus onto Stan's solos than ever before, and he blows beautifully over the large arrangements with that great raspy tone he was using at the time. A surprising classic that really holds up well – with tracks that include "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine", "Evil Ways", "I Want You", "Mighty High", and "The Man With The Sad Face". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split on the top seam & some light wear.)

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Muddy WatersMcKinley Morganfield – AKA Muddy Waters ... LP
Chess, 1950s/1960s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
A late 60s album on Chess Records – but one that serves to bring together all the best early work that Muddy Waters did for the label – including lots of original 45s and 78s! The range of music is really wonderful – the kind of tracks that first got Waters noticed in the first place – and although electric, a version of Chicago blues that still has a fair bit of rootsy touches too. The notes are great – a very detailed assessment of Muddy's music and career by Pete Welding – done at a key time before Waters hit bigger fame, and softened his edges a bit. Titles include "I'm Ready", "Honey Bee", "I Just Want To Make Love To You", "She Moves Me", "Kind Hearted Woman", "Too Young To Know", "I Want You To Love Me", "Rollin Stone", "Hoochie Coochie Man", "Long Distance Call", "Standing Around Crying", "Still A Fool", and "Walking Through The Park". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has ring & edge wear, some splitting on one top seam, and a small name in pen on front.)

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✨✧ Patti AustinEvery Home Should Have One ... LP
Qwest, 1981. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A big one for Patti Austin – and a set that moved her from the jazz/soul sidelines right into the mainstream – but all without losing any of her charm from before! A big part of the record's success comes from the production work of Quincy Jones – a longtime associate who gave Patti some key exposure on earlier records of his own, and a great choice to handle the mix of sophisticated soul and jazzy moments on this set. The record features some key tunes penned by Rod Temperton – and James Ingram duets with Patti on the crossover classic "Baby Come To Me" – nestled nicely alongside other cuts that include "The Way I Feel", "Do You Love Me", "The Genie", "Stop Look Listen", "The Island", and "Symphony Of Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has the hype sticker and some sticker remnants.)

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