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Dave LeeBig New Band From Britain ... LP
Top Rank, Late 50s. Very Good ... $4.99
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✨✧ Mike Russo, Jean Hayes, DellwoodsFink Along With Mad ... LP
Big Top, 1963. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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✨✧ CapitolsDance The Cool Jerk ... LP
Atco, 1966. Good+ ... $14.99
A landmark set of grooves by this excellent Detroit group – a trio who recorded for the local indie Karen, but got a much bigger boost towards fame when their record was picked up by Atlantic! The set's one of the killer 60s Motor Town sets produced by Ollie McLaughlin – and like the rest, it's got a really special edge – music that goes way past any simple 60s soul cliches, and which will make the set one of the real standouts in your collection. Arrangements are by Dale Warren, Riley Hampton, and Mike Terry – and titles include The Capitols' big hit "Cool Jerk", and also includes loads of other great tracks written by Donald Storball of the group – like "Dog & Cat", "Zig Zaggin", "The Kick", and others – plus versions of "Hello Stranger", "Love Makes The World Go Round", and "Good Lovin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple & tan label stereo pressing. Cover has some wear and a split top seam.)

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Dee ClarkYou're Looking Good ... LP
Vee Jay, 1960. Very Good- ... $14.99
Dee Clark cracked the charts big with a few crossover hits – but he's an excellent soul singer with a raspy tone that almost set the stage for some of the deeper soul acts to come in the 60s! The style here is very much in the mode of some of Jackie Wilson's best for Brunswick from the early days – tracks recorded in a mode that's often heavy on the voice, letting Dee step out with strong flourishes that change in style from track to track – sometimes dramatic, sometimes subtle – but always impeccably phrased with Clark's stunning vocals! Titles are a nice batch of numbers that go way past Dee's hits – and include "Just Like A Fool", "What I Say", "Come To California", "24 Boyfriends", "I Just Can't Help Myself", "Little Red Riding Hood", "Gloria", and "Baby What You Want". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing with a deep groove. Vinyl has a mark that clicks a bit on "Kangaroo Hop". Cover has a small piece of clear tape on the top seam.)

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Joe DukesSoulful Drums Of Joe Dukes ... LP
Prestige, 1964. Very Good- ... $9.99
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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Glass FamilyGlass Family Electric Band ... LP
Warner, 1968. Very Good ... $49.99
A very cool package – one that brings together the rare Glass Family album that appeared on Warner Brothers in the late 60s, plus never-heard material recorded around the same time! The group have a sound that's very much in keeping with their look on the cover – a very relaxed, easygoing vibe that must have been a big hit at the communes – songwriting that's tighter than you might expect, and this slightly sunny quality that seems to take earlier LA modes and fuse them with more of a hippie sensibility – and we mean that in the best way possible! The production and overall vibe of the record are great – right up there with the hippest Warner work of the time – and titles include "Sometimes You Wander", "Agorn", "Mr Happy Glee", "Lady Blue", "Passage 17", "House Of Glass", and "Born In The USA". Bonus album features tracks that include "Baby's Gone", "Nightwrap For Dee", "Highway 1", "Two x Two", and "The Day That The Earth Stood Stoned". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has light wear, small center splits in the top & bottom seams and a promo sticker. Label has a touch of pen.)

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Johnny GriffinNight Lady ... LP
EmArcy, 1964. Very Good ... $16.99
A rare European gem from Johnny Griffin – recorded in quartet formation with backing from the rhythm trio of the Clarke Boland Big Band! Johnny was working with the trio in the bigger group at the time, but he gets plenty of space to state his case here – stretching out on hard-bitten, almost-modern solos that are some of his most adventurous to date on record – supported strongly on the album's longish tracks by Francy Boland on piano, Jimmy Woode on bass, and Kenny Clarke on drums! There's a quality to Griffin's tone that's incredible – urgent, edgey, but never too far out – completely in command of itself, and able to run free, but without wasting at note at all – unlike some of his over-stretched European solos of later years. The set features beautiful long readings of Boland's "Night Lady" and "Old Stuff", plus Griffin's "Scrabble", and versions of "Summertime", "All The Things You Are", and "Little Man You've Had A Busy Day". LP, Vinyl record album
(Gray label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some stains on the top right corner adn the bottom 3 inches.)

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✨✧ Isaac HayesIsaac Hayes Movement ... LP
Enterprise, 1970. Very Good Gatefold ... $6.99
Stellar soul from Isaac Hayes – just the sort of overblown masterpiece that made his early solo work on Stax Records so great! The record features only 4 long tracks – all of which go on in that slow-building style that Ike forged at the time – a mode that takes a few simple musical elements, slowly adds more instrumentation, then builds the whole thing up subtly and slyly while Hayes is talking rapturously over the top! There's a feel here that's nicely dramatic, but never in a kitschy, cloying way – a new statement of male soul masculinity, just right for the sophistication of the 70s. Titles include Ike's 12 minute covers of "Something" and "I Stand Accused", plus "One Big Unhappy Family", and "I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself". LP, Vinyl record album

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Humble PieRock On ... LP
A&M, Early 70s. Good+ Gatefold ... $4.99
A classic from the early years of Peter Frampton! Titles include "Shine On", "Sour Grain", "79th & Sunset", "Stone Cold Fever", "Rolling Stone", and "Big George". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and a name in pen at the top.)

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

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Thad Jones & Mel LewisLive On Tour – Switzerland 1969 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Groove Merchant/LRC, 1969. Sealed ... $14.99
Great work from the legendary big band of Thad Jones and Mel Lewis – a live performance recorded in Switzerland at the same time as the group's classic recordings for the Solid State label! Given that the date was recorded by Solid State producer Sonny Lester, the feel here is quite similar – and the album stands strongly alongside the better-known live dates by the group at the Village Vanguard from the same time. As on those records, there's a tremendous blend of driving energy and lyrical musing going on here – qualities that are very hard to balance this well in such a big band, but which became the trademark sounds of the Jones/Lewis group as they helped redirect large ensemble jazz towards new ends as the 60s drew to a close. Players are all top-shelf – with rhythm by Roland Hanna on piano and Richard Davis on bass, alongside the drums of Lewis – plus saxes from Joe Henderson, Pepper Adams, Jerome Richardson, and Jerry Dodgion; trumpets from Richard Williams, Thad Jones, and Snooky Young; and trombones from Eddie Bert and Jimmy Knepper. Titles include "Second Race", "Don't Ever Leave Me", "Come Sunday", "Don't Get Sassy", "Groove Merchant" and "The Waltz You Swang For Me". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Live On Tour – Switzerland 1969 ... CD 4.99

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Willie MabonChicago 1963 ... LP
America (France), 1963/Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
French-only issue of early 60s recordings from blues singer and pianist Willie Mabon – recorded in Chicago in 1963 (hence the title) with backing from the band of Burgess Gardner, who we mostly know from funky 45s! The sound of the recording's a bit rough, but in a nice way that almost brings an undercurrent of funk to the tunes. Other players include Earl Crossley on tenor, John Cameron on tenor, and Billy The Kid Emerson on organ – and titles include "Some More", "Too Hot To Handle", "That's No Big Thing", "Ruby's Monkey", and "I'm Hungry". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original French pressing! Cover has an unglued top seam.)

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Teruo NakamuraTeruo Nakamura Rising Sun Big Band At Carnegie Hall ... LP
Agharta (Japan), 1979. Near Mint- ... $28.99
A cooking American set from Japanese bassist Teruo Nakamura – recorded live at Carnegie Hall, right around the time of his classic fusion albums for Polydor! The set features Nakamura at the head of a host of American players – Harry Whitaker on electric piano, Steve Grossman on tenor and soprano sax, Kenny Landrum on keyboards, Bob Mintzer on tenor, and Bill Washer on guitar – plus a bit of trumpet from Randy Brecker and percussion from Dom Um Romao! With a lineup like that, you can definitely guess the sound – a top-shelf batch of fusion, played with plenty of soulful undercurrents, and an occasional bit of funk as well. Tracks are long, and titles include "Wiggle Worm", "Steppin With The Lord", "Manhattan Special", and "Rising Sun". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes book!)

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Rufus featuring Chaka KhanRags To Rufus ... LP
ABC, 1974. Very Good ... $7.99
One of those records that everyone seemed to own, back in the day – and for good reason, too – as Rufus and Chaka have a way of opening ears of folks who dig so many different styles – from soul to rock to funk and jazz – but all with a groove that's totally their own! The record's one that definitely broke the group big out of their Chicago roots – thanks to the incredible "Tell Me Something Good" – an amazing workout that's the perfect mainstream showcase for Chaka's great voice, made even better by the use of one of those cool Peter Frampton-vocoder thingies! The album also features some other excellent material that's a bit more restrained, and more in the band's usual jazz funk mode – like "Ain't Nothing But A Maybe", "You Got The Love", "Smokin Room", and "Sideways". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split top seam & a cut corner.)

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Shangri-LasLeader Of The Pack ... LP
Red Bird, 1965. Good+ ... $24.99
Great work from one of the darkest groups of the girl group generation – the mighty Shangri-Las! The girls are best known for the album's title hit, but there's plenty more here to love, too – a range of really cool little tunes that all capture the same tense territory of "The Pack" – that weird world of sensual longing and teenage heartbreak – all produced by Shadow Morton with some nicely offbeat touches! Titles include "Bull Dog", "Give Him A Great Big Kiss", "It's Easier To Cry", "Leader Of The Pack", "What Is Love", "Dressed In Black", "He Cried", and "I Can Never Go Home Anymore". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original mono pressing with "Bell Sound" stamp. Cover has some wear and half split top & bottom seams.)

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Ta'Raach & The LovelutionFevers ... LP
Sound In Color, 2007. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Finally, a full length from Cali via Detroit allstar Ta'Raach, aka Lacks – who has made beats, remixed, or rhymed for J Dilla, Waajeed/PPPs, Carl Craig, Wale Oyejide and other top notch leftfield beat maestros over the years – finally emerging as promising headliner on The Fevers! Lyrically, Ta'Raach brings a pronounced true hip hop vibe to much of the album – and the beats range from nicely grainy and bumping to smoothed out and soulful! Titles include the standout winners such as "The Look" – featuring Fender Rhodes and upright bass for a kickin' live touch – an appearance by Big Tone and a co-writing credit for Amp Fiddler – plus "Let's Go", "Big Bang Theory", "I Name (EGIG)", "F#@kin' Rround", "The What What", "Catch My Breath (World)", "Hey!", "Merci Me Lord", "Liberation's Lullabye", "I Don't Rock Parties", Service" and "Hold On". LP, Vinyl record album

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Joe TexLive & Lively ... LP
Atlantic, 1968. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A tasty live set, with a smoking raw groove that you don't always get on Joe's studio albums! The crowd really goes wild for Joe – and with only some small group backing behind him, he's got nothing left to do but go over the top with his vocals! As proof of that, the record includes the great breakbeat track "Papa Was, Too", with a hard funky beat and sample riff that you'll recognize from way back. (Not only that, but the cut's a great answer to Otis & Carla's famous "Tramp".) Other tracks include the hit "Skinny Legs & All" (an answer to "Big Leg Woman"?), plus "Wooden Spoon", "Don't Give Up", and "Show Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Pink & tan label pressing.)

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✨✧ Big Mama ThorntonIn Europe ... LP
Arhoolie, 1965. Very Good ... $24.99
Big Mama Thornton may well be best-remembered as the woman who gave the world "Hound Dog" – which later catapulted Elvis to fame – but over the years she continued to be a hell of a singer, with a rich legacy of music that more than stands on its own! Witness this mid 60s performance from London – with the singer backed by small group instrumentation that includes Shakey Horton on harmonica, Eddie Boyd on piano and organ, and a young Buddy Guy on guitar – players who are definitely blues, but who often bring some slight funky soul currents to the music, too – which seems to give Thornton one of her best showcases ever on record. The album's a gem – maybe one of her best – and titles include "Down Home Shake Down", "Sweet Little Angel", "The Place", "Little Red Rooster", "Swing It On home", and "Session Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split top seam.)

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✨✧ Cannonball AdderleyBlack Messiah ... LP
Capitol, Early 70s. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 light wear & a small split on the top seam.)

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✨✧ Benny CarterAdditions To Further Definitions ... LP
Impulse, 1966. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great example of the cool, classy swing that Benny Carter hit in the 1960s – a groove that was more regularly brought to backings for standout singers of the time, but which also works beautifully here in an instrumental mode! Carter's alto sax is at the top of the charts, but the album's almost more of an ensemble effort overall – with great reed work from Bud Shank on alto, Teddy Edwards and Bill Perkins on tenor, Bill Hood on baritone sax, Don Abney on piano, Barney Kessell and Mundell Lowe on guitar – all coming together as kind of a mini-large ensemble – never that big in the number of players, but grooving with a great sense of poise, class, and soul. There's a number of originals written by Carter, including "Doozy", "Prohibido", "Come On Back", "Rock Bottom", "We Were In Love", and "Titmouse" LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing on Jasmine.)

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✨✧ Sammy Davis JrSammy Davis Jr Sings The Big Ones For Young Lovers ... LP
Reprise, 1964. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A near-lost album from Sammy's years at Reprise – and an album that's got that nice bouncey style that the label was using with Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra in the 60s! A lot of the thanks goes to producer Sonny Burke, who inflects Sammy's vocals with a punched-up set of rhythms that makes even the most familiar numbers come out groovy – a factor that Sam's certainly aware of, as he reaches to the top with that "yeah, man" style that helps to completely transform some of the tunes. Titles include great versions of "The Days Of Wine & Roses", "Not For Me", "I Wanna Be Around", "It's All In The Game", "Fools Rush In", and "Choose". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Wilbur De Paris & Jimmy WitherspoonNew Orleans Blues ... LP
Atlantic, 1957. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Quite an unusual date for vocalist Jimmy Witherspoon – one that has him singing with the group of Wilbur De Paris, in a mode that's a lot more trad than any of Jimmy's other records from the time! Turns out, that amazing voice is perfect for the setting – and Witherspoon really sounds wonderful here – ringing out with a full, rich style that most other trad male singers would never attempt – recorded beautifully for the session with top-shelf Atlantic fidelity, too – and more than a few echoes of their R&B approach in the studio! The group features Wilbur De Paris on trombone, Sidney De Paris on cornet, Omer Simeon on clarinet, and Sonny White on piano – and titles include "Careless Love", "Trouble In Mind", "Lotus Blossom", "Big Fine Girl", "Good Rollin Blues", and "When The Sun Goes Down". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing.)
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✨✧ Peabo Bryson & Roberta FlackBorn To Love ... LP
Capitol, 1983. Very Good- ... $0.99
The beautiful full scale duets set from Peabo Bryson and Roberta Flack – a record that's no doubt defined by it's biggest hit – but the rest is just as great! Born To Love kicks off with "Tonight I Celebrate My Love For You" – a song that's doubtlessly one of the most inescapable slow dance classics ever – and if its ubiquity overshadows the rest of the record, that's not because it's any less excellent! Peabo's affectionate style is in top form here, and Roberta is such a perfect duet partner – with plenty of lead moments of her own. It definitely feels like a perfectly balanced partnership. The record's got some lovely slow jams on par with the aforementioned pop soul standard, plus some great ones that up the tempo a little bit. Other titles include "Blame It On Me", "Born To Love", "Heaven Above Me", "Comin' Alive", "Can We Find Love Again", "You're Looking Like Love To Me" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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ColdcutWhat's That Noise? ... LP
Big Life (UK), 1989. Very Good ... $5.99
The first full length from Cold Cut, with their big hits "people Hold On" and "Doctorin' The House", plus their other cut and paste and house and hip hop crossover numbers, like "Fat (Party & Bullsh*t)", "theme From 'Reportage'", "Stop This Crazy Thing" and "What's That Noise?". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing on Tommy Boy, including the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Betty DavisNasty-Gal ... LP
Island, 1975. Very Good ... $34.99
The biggest-label release ever cut by 70s funk legend Betty Davis – but a set that's every bit as hard and heavy as the indie dates that preceded it! Davis is at the top of her form here – bad-stepping amidst the heavy drums and freaked-out guitars that easily made her one of the funkiest folks working in the 70s – an artist who was definitely very much into her own bag, and who's only finally getting her due all these many years later! In a way, the groove is even leaner than before – especially the drums, which are turbocharged with energy, and set a badass vibe for the record throughout – mixing up equal parts of rock, funk, and soul – almost with the genre-busting modes that wouldn't really show up on the New York scene until a number of years later. The whole thing kicks ass – and titles include "Nasty Gal", "Talkin' Trash", "Dedicated To The Press", "FUNK", "Getting Kicked Off Havin Fun", "Shut Off The Light", "This Is It", "The Lone Ranger", and "Feelins". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes lyric sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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Joao DonatoDonato-Deodato ... LP
Muse, 1973. Near Mint- ... $29.99
The legendary meeting of the two biggest Brazilian keyboard talents of the 70s – Joao Donato and Eumir Deodato – coming together in beautifully funky formation! The sound is a great blend of the moody electric work of Donato's classic Quem E Quem album, and some of the fuller, funkier grooves on Deodato's work for CTI – served up here in a double-keyboard blend with help from a host of great guest musicians! Other players include Randy Brecker on trumpet, Romeo Penque on flute, Mauricio Einhorn on harmonica, and Michael Gibson on guitar – plus plenty of percussion from Airto and Ray Barretto, who both join in to round out this all star session. Tracks are nicely long, and very jamming at times – and titles include the funky "Whistle Stop", plus "Where's JD", "Capricorn", "Nightripper", and "Batuque". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Don DowningDoctor Boogie ... LP
Roadshow, 1979. Very Good- ... $1.99
A killer classic from grooveman Don Downing – the kind of indie disco record that really broke big in the 70s – but which hardly ever got the longer-term fame it deserved! The grooves here are straight and simple – the best early east coast club modes of the mid 70s – more tight funk than commercial disco, especially when topped by some of the deeper soul moments of Don Downing – who can come across like Johnny Taylor on his Columbia cuts in a similar setting! Backings are great – handled by studio giants like Pat Rebillot on keyboards, Bad Bascomb on bass, and Jimmy Maelen on congas – and titles include "Dream World", "Sugar & Spice", "Doctor Boogie", "Love Doctor", and "Half Past Love". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Doctor Boogie (with bonus tracks) ... CD 22.99

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Maynard FergusonStraightaway Jazz Themes ... LP
Roulette, Early 60s. Very Good ... $6.99
Forget what you think about Ferguson – this is a very hip album! Sure, Maynard's a bit hokey on the solos – but he's surrounded himself with a wonderful group that includes Jaki Byard, Don Menza, Willie Maiden, Lanny Morgan, Don Rader, and Rufus Jones. The tracks are a lot edgier than you'd expect – hard swinging in a big band mode, but with breakaway solos that really groove, and an overall tightness that never lets up. The tracks were composed for a TV show about car racing called Straightaway – and that's probably why the tracks have such a dramatic flair, sounding almost like those on some of the best crime jazz scores of the late 50s. Titles include "Mambo La Mans", "Cocky Scott", "Up Shift", "After The Race", "Stroking", and "Pit Stop". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing.)

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✨✧ Al GreenAl Green ... LP
Bell, 1972. Very Good- ... $6.99
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 splitting on the spine.)

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✨✧ Thelma HoustonAny Way You Like It ... LP
Tamla, 1976. Very Good+ ... $1.99
Smoking Motown work from Thelma Houston – a great 70s set that catches the singer at the top of her groove! The album's polished, but never in a too-commercial way – and the grooves acknowledge the growing role of the dancefloor in mainstream soul, yet also mostly stay away from some of the disco cliches of the time – thanks to sophisticated work by arrangers Art Wright, Paul Riser, and Michael Smith! Although we should also point out that this is the record that gave Houston one of her bigger hits – the key crossover track "Don't Leave Me This Way" – nestled nicely amidst other great numbers like "Don't Know Why I Love You", "Any Way You Like It", "If It's The Last Thing I Do", and "Don't Make Me Pay". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a sticker spot & light wear.)

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✨✧ KashifKashif (1983) ... LP
Arista, 1983. Very Good ... $7.99
A monumental bit of 80s soul – the first solo album from Kashif, issued hot on the heels of a few years spent penning and producing work for a range of bigger artists! Given his experience with the pros, Kashif's emerging here as a very fully-formed talent in soul – a singer with a way of keeping things real, even when the tunes are catchy – and a producer with a great ear for the changing styles of soul at the time. The grooves are often nicely spare and stripped down, yet never without a good sense of feeling – and titles include "I Just Gotta have You (Lover Turn Me On)", "Stone Love", "Say Somethin' Love", "All", "Help Yourself To My love", "The Mood", "Don't Stop My Love", and "Rumors" LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some a cut corner, promo stamp, hype sticker, and a center split on the spine.)

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Shelly Manne/Jimmy Giuffre/Shorty Rogers/Bill RussDeep People (aka Jazz Composers Workshop) ... LP
Savoy, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A rare counterpart to the Charles Mingus album on Savoy of the same name – an even more obscure date that features some equally modern music! The album features a shifting array of players throughout – small modern groups on side one, with Bill Russo on trombone, Conte Candoli on trumkpet, Shorty Rogers on trumpet, Art Pepper on alto, Jimmy Giuffre on tenor, Bob Gordon on baritone, and Shelly Manne on drums – all playing in modes that are similar to some of the small group Kenton offshoot material for other labels, or to some of Rogers' important early sides for Capitol and RCA. Titles on this side include "Deep People", "Count On Rush Street", "Slightly Brightly", "Princess Of Evil", and "All Of Me" – which features a vocal by Shelly! Side two features a bigger group arranged by Russo, and featuring a range of smaller players, plus a bit of vocals from Shelby Davis. Titles include "Ennui", "Sposin", "Cookie", "Cathy", and "An Esthete On Clark Street". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing. Cover has a small split in the top seam.)

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

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John MurtaughBlues Current ... LP
Polydor, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
An excellent jazzy moog record! John Murtaugh's probably not a household name – and he's certainly not as well-known as some of the bigger moog stars of his day – but he's working here with a great rhythm section that includes Herbie Hancock on piano and Bernard Purdie on drums. Murtaugh solos over the top in a great moogy fashion – and despite the fact that the album's title and cover seems to have a "blues" feel, the record itself is some of the best writing we've ever heard for the instrument, and it takes the moog way past its usual role of space sounds and silly cover versions. All tracks are originals, with a mix of funky styles, breezy styles, and even a bit of jazzy styles. Titles include "Moon Rock", "Slinky", "Ramblin", "Sign Wave's Connected To The Pulse Wave", and "The Floater". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a cutout hole, clear tape on the spine & bottom seam, light wear, and a Demonstration stamp.)

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Ohio PlayersFire ... LP
Mercury, 1975. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $9.99
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
Also available Fire ... CD 16.99

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Marty PaichMarty Paich Quartet Featuring Art Pepper ... LP
Tampa, 1956. Good+ ... $59.99
A fantastic Art Pepper album – from his best period! The album's one of those smaller-label, mid 50s gems that Art cut in LA during some of his "troubled years" – all sessions that are great musically, but which are often overshadowed by some of Pepper's more famous work for bigger, more enduring labels. If you're at all a fan of Pepper, though, don't pass this one up – because the album's got a razor-sharp edge that's really wonderful – a keen exploration of tone that we'd rank right up there with a rare few Pepper albums of the time – and which is carried off here with an approach that's disarmingly easy-going, but very carefully placed on every note. Marty Paich's the real leader of the group on piano – even though we think Art's the star of the set – and bass is by Buddy Clark, and drums by Frank Capp. Titles include "Abstract Art", "All The Things You Are", "Marty's Blues", and "Pitfall". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original black vinyl pressing, with a yellow-tinted cover. Cover has some wear with split top & bottom seams.)

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Rowan & MartinLaugh In 69 ... LP
Warner, 1969. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A great document of the hippest thing going on TV at the time – the full absorption of the 60s underground into mainstream TV culture! Producers Rowan and Martin bring together a cast that includes Henry Gibson, Joanne Worley, Dave Madden, Ruth Buzzi, and Goldie Hawn – all doing a variety of jokes set up in party-type settings. Jokes include a lot of countercultural and left-of-center references – all served up in standards clean enough to get by the censors on Monday night TV. The tracks on the album are all nice and short – really keeping the mad pace of the show – and titles include "The Big Cocktail Party", "Bus Stop", "Up Town", "Dum Dums", "Mecca", "Swingers", and "An American Institution". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jody WatleyJody Watley ... LP
MCA, 1987. Very Good+ ... $1.99
The debut album from Jody Watley – an instant hit that became one of the biggest soul albums of the mid 80s! Jody stepped out from soul group Shalamar to work with producer Andre Cymone on a this set of tracks that set the blueprint for slick soul at the time – still very much in the bass and keys mode of Shalamar and other chart-topping acts of a few years back, but with more space for strong vocals in the lead. Titles include "Looking For A New Love", "Still A Thrill", "Some Kind Of Lover", "For The Girls", "Love Injection", "Do It To The Beat", "Don't You Want Me", "Most Of All", and "Learn To Say No", a duet with George Michael. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a sticker spot.)

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✨✧ Lamont DozierRight There ... LP
Warner, 1976. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
One of Lamont Dozier's biggest albums of the 70s – a sweet debut for Warner Brothers, but one that still keeps all the best elements of his ABC albums firmly intact! Arrangements are still by Lamont and McKinley Jackson – who really know how to help Dozier find that tightness brewed up in the Detroit scene, while also pushing things further with some upbeat grooves that really find new territory too! Dozier's vocals are great – that slightly less than perfect style that always makes his work sound so personal and meaningful next to some of his slicker 70s contemporaries – a really appealing style that always has his 70s records at the top of our listening stack. Titles include "Joy", "Groovin On a Natural High", "Right There", "With A Little Bit Of Mending (We Could Be As Good As New)", "Ain't Never Loved Nobody", and a great remake of "It's the Same Old Song". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Al GreenI Can't Stop ... LP
Blue Note, 2003. Near Mint- 2LP ... Just Sold Out!
A stunner! Al Green returns to the glorious, exuberant soul brilliance of the Hi Records years for his Blue Note debut – an amazing return to form that we could kick ourselves for not anticipating! Al Green asserted long, long ago that he had no intention of ever making another secular soul album – and God bless Rev. Green for turning around on that! Of course we wouldn't try to tell you that anything on I Can't Stop is as revelatory as "I'm Still In Love With You" or "Let's Stay Together", but a lot of it comes pretty damn close, believe or not. Al's voice has held up almost unbelievably well over the years, having picked up just enough rough edges to make Willie Mitchell's wonderfully tight, smooth and heavy Memphis soul arrangements that much more striking, but still hitting all of those knee-shaking high notes and that famous vibrato. And yes, you read the previous sentence correctly – the legendary Willie Mitchell's back in Al's corner for the set – and his horn-drenched Memphis sound is as big and beautiful as ever. If projects like this are going to characterize how Blue Note is going to spend all of that Norah Jones money, we should nominate that girl for president next year. Let's hope Al and Willie live up to the title and keep on going after this one. Another classic from one of the greatest artist/producer teams in the history of modern music! 12 tracks in all, including "I Can't Stop", "Play To Win", "Rainin' In My Heart", "You", "Not Tonight", "Million To One", "Too Many" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Edwin StarrInvolved ... LP
Gordy, 1971. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
One of the most righteous albums ever from Edwin Starr – as if you couldn't guess from the title and cover! The set has Starr reprising his "War" hit at the start, then rolling through a whole run of heavy tracks with the great Norman Whitfield – who takes Edwin into some of the same psychedelic soul territory that he forged with the Temptations – a mode that has lots of heavy bass at the bottom, lots of fuzz in the guitars, and a really majestic sense of arrangements that's far more moving than some of the more commercial Motown material of the time. Edwin knocks it out of the park – and does a 13 minute version of "Ball of Confusion", plus tracks like "Stand!", "Cloud Nine", "Stop The War", "Funky Music Sho Nuff Turns Me On", and his big hit "War". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. NOTE: Cover has staining & peeling)

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✨✧ Big Daddy KaneIt's A Big Daddy Thing ... LP
Cold Chillin, 1989. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Remember the days when rappers would put pictures of their dancers on the cover of their records? Another Kane classic, with cold chillin' beats by Kane, Marley Marl, Prince Paul, Easy Mo Bee, Mister Cee, and a pre-new jack (well, barely) Teddy Riley. Classic middle school hip hop from the days of tall fades, dookey ropes and tongue twisting hyped tempos. Includes "Warm It Up Kane", "Smooth Operator", "Another Victory", "Mortal Combat", "Young Gifted & Black", "I Get The Job Done", "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now" plus Nice N' Smooth guesting on the classic "Pimpin' Ain't Easy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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