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Dave LeeBig New Band From Britain ... LP
Top Rank, Late 50s. Very Good ... $6.99
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✨✧ Toshiko Akiyoshi-Lew Tabackin Big BandRoad Time ... LP
RCA, 1976. Very Good 2LP ... $2.99
A great little live set from the glory days of the Toshiko Akiyoshi/Lew Tabackin Big Band – a series of performances from Japan, recorded in 1976, all featuring the ensemble at its best! The double-length nature of the record takes the group even farther than usual – really letting them stretch out with the kind of bold tones and broad colors that made the group so great. Soloists include Bobby Shew on trumpet, Jimmy Knepper on trombone, and Gary Foster on alto sax – alongside leaders Lew Tabackin on tenor and flute, and Toshiko Akioshi on piano. Titles include a nicely dancing reading of the classic "Warning: Success May Be Hazardous To Your Health" – plus "Kogun", "Henpecked Old Man", "Tuning Up", "Since Perry/Yet Another Tear", and "Soliloquy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and a mostly split top seam.)

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Black UhuruDub Factor ... LP
Mango, 1983. Near Mint- ... $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 fair amount of stuck-on paper and peeled spots, mostly on back.)

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Benny CarterAdditions To Further Definitions ... LP
Impulse, 1966. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $6.99
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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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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Eddie Lockjaw Davis/Johnny Griffin QuintetTough Tenors Again N Again ... LP
MPS, 1970. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A smoking twin-tenor session for MPS – one that reunites the mighty talents of Johnny Griffin and Eddie Lockjaw Davis! The album was done as an offshoot of both players' work for the Clarke Boland Big Band at the time – and the set was not only produced by CBBB impresario Gigi Campi, but also features a core rhythm trio from that ensemble – Francy Boland on piano, Jimmy Woode on bass, and Kenny Clarke on drums! Tracks are nice and long, and have a sound that really shows the evolution of both players since their famous recordings of the early 60s – tones that are even more modern and edgey at points, served up with a fire that hasn't died at all – and set loose on rhythms that move past the usual grooves you might have expected from their American sessions together. Titles include "Tin Tin Deo", "Jim Dawg", "Gigi", "When We Were One", and "Again N Again". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK MPS pressing. Cover has an unglued top seam, clear tape along the bottom seam, and some light staining.)

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William DeVaughnBe Thankful For What You Got ... LP
Roxbury, 1974. Very Good- ... $29.99
One of the undisputed masterpieces LPs of 70s soul! William De Vaughn may never be remembered for anything else – and the poor guy will always be mistaken for Curtis Mayfield by record shoppers everywhere – but he really out-Curtised Curtis on the super-dope original version of "Be Thankful For What You Got", one of those righteous soul tunes that everybody knows, everybody loves, but which was recorded by an artist that nobody can remember. Get this one, and you'll remember William De Vaughn as a genius for the rest of your life – not only for the full 7-minute version of "Be Thankful", which has a great conga breakdown in the middle, but also for other original tunes like "Blood is Thicker than Water", "You Can Do It", and "Give the Little Man a Great Big Hand". Very righteous, and with a deep soul groove that was hardly matched by other albums of the era! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a half split 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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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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✨✧ King CurtisKing Curtis ... LP
Enjoy/Trip, Early 60s. Very Good ... $4.99
Raw early work from King Curtis – an album of searing sax instrumentals, recorded for the smaller Enjoy label in the years before King's more famous association with Atlantic! The sound here is equal parts R&B and instrumental soul – hardly the throwaway pop you might guess from the "twist" in the title, and instead a key transitional album in shaping the sound of the sax in soul during the 60s – blown to perfection, but never as over the top as some of the honkers and shouters of 50s sax sessions. Tracks are a good mix of King-penned originals and soulful covers – with highlights that include "Soul Twist", "I Know", "Sack O Woe", "Wobble Twist", "Hot Potato (parts 1 & 2)", and "Big Dipper". LP, Vinyl record album

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Willie MabonChicago 1963 ... LP
America (France), 1963/Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
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- ... $33.99
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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✨✧ Ohio PlayersSkin Tight ... LP
Mercury, 1974. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $8.99
Great work from the Ohio Players – and proof that moving to a big label could be a good thing for a funky group! This was the band's first album for Mercury – and although one might have the temptation to say that the label cut down the radical funk sound of the trippy Westbound years, the move also taught the band to sharpen up their act, and get out of the repetitive sloppy groove into which they'd been lapsing during the past few years. The record's a lot smoother than earlier work – with a polished funky sound that would soon push the band right up there with Earth Wind & Fire at the top of the soul charts. And although there's familiar funky numbers like "Skin Tight", "Jive Turkey", and "Streakin Cheek To Cheek" – the best moment on the entire album is the wonderful spacey soul number "Heaven Must be Like This", a seven minute mellow groover that's got a sophisticated jazzy soul style, with voices and piano soaring into the heavens, in a way that always still sends chills down our spine! That cut shows the band's tremendous growth – and it's one of their best-ever! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)
Also available Skin Tight (180 gram brown colored vinyl pressing) ... LP 23.99

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Ta'Raach & The LovelutionFevers ... LP
Sound In Color, 2007. Very Good+ ... $9.99
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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Watts 103rd St Rhythm BandIn The Jungle, Babe ... LP
Warner, 1969. Very Good- ... $19.99
Killer funky stoner soul from LA! This album is one of the best by Charles Wright and his legendary funky group – and it features some straighter soul material, like the big hit "Loveland", or their mellow take on "Light My Fire" – plus some great heavy funk numbers, like "Till You Get Enough", "Everyday People", and "Must Be Your Thing". The record's a huge testament to the strength of the group – as they handle the soul material just as well as they do the funky stuff that they're more famous for – and we really dig this one for its tightness and straight ahead positive soul! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has wear, a split top seam, and a mostly split spine & bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Gene AmmonsRed Top (aka Golden Saxophone Of Gene Ammons) ... LP
Savoy, Late 40s. Used ... Temporarily 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. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Black SabbathBlack Sabbath ... LP
Warner, 1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Huge, dark, and heavy – an album of mythical proportions, and that's a lot to say for a mainstream album – especially one that crossed over as big as this one! It would be hard to imagine the modern rock landscape without this album or group, who provided the template for so much music to follow – and the soundtrack to many bong-fueled excursions to the dark side – a huge legacy in sound, but one that may well still be best begun on this landmark self-titled album! Titles include "Black Sabbath", "The Wizard", "Behind The Wall Of Sleep", "NIB", "Wicked World", and "Warning". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing. Cover has a small sticker in the top right corner.)
Also available
Black Sabbath (2LP 180 gram pressing – with bonus tracks) ... LP 29.99
Black Sabbath (180 gram red vinyl pressing) ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ Tim BuckleyGreetings From LA ... LP
Warner/Straight, 1972. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
(UK gatefold pressing with import sticker. Postcard is detatched, but held in place with small pieces of tape.)

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✨✧ Desmond Dekker & The AcesIsraelites ... LP
Uni, 1969. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A landmark album from Desmond Dekker – and a seminal slide of Jamaican music that really broke big on the global scene in the years before reggae! The set's a bit ska, a bit rocksteady, and completely sold all the way through – thanks to near-perfect production from Leslie Kong, who has a way of letting the basslines bubble in a pre-dub way – while Desmond's high-reaching vocals really take off over the top! The blend of sounds is completely wonderful – with a richness that makes the whole album as fantastic as the classic title track – and which has us wondering why Dekker never hit these heights again. Titles include "Israelites", "For Once In My Live", "Tips Of My Fingers", "Intensified", "It Is Not Easy", "Too Much Too Soon", "Rude Boy Train", and "Nincompoop". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover is in nice shape.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonBlue Light ... LP
Columbia, Late 30s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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.)

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✨✧ Jazz CrusadersYoung Rabbits ... LP
Blue Note, 1960s/1975. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Very cool 2LP set that reissues a lot of hard to find early recordings by this tight soul jazz combo from LA (by way of Texas, where they got their start). Most of this stuff features the group in its original lineup, but there's also some nice guest appearances by folks like Hubert Laws, Clare Fischer, Buster Williams, and Leroy Vinnegar. Loads of nice ones, including "Congolese Sermon", "Blues Up Tight", "Big Hunk Of Funk", "Appointment In Ghana", and "Fire Water". Good notes, too, with a very long history of the band. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has split top seams.)
 
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Rusty BryantUntil It's Time For You To Go ... LP
Prestige, 1974. Very Good ... $4.99
A richly soulful album from tenor giant Rusty Bryant – and a set that mixes his older Prestige Records mode with the larger electric styles of the CTI generation! The group's bigger than on most of Bryant's other records of the time – some larger charts arranged by Horace Ott, who had a lot of background in soul and R&B, and brings all of those elements to work nicely on the grooves. Rusty's still out front soloing nicely – in a manner that recalls Stanley Turrentine on CTI or Hank Crawford on Kudu – and other players include Ott himself on keyboards, Wilbur Baxcomb on bass, George Devens on vibes, David Spinozza on guitar, and Bernard Purdie on drums. Funky cuts include "The Hump Bump" and "Ga Gang Gang Goong" – and other titles include "Draggin The Line", "Red Eye Special", and "Troubles". LP, Vinyl record album
(Library copy. Cover has a split top seam, a checkout card, and tape along the spine & bottom seam.)

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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
Also available
Do It (Til You're Satisfied) ... LP 9.99
Do It (Til You're Satisfied) (with bonus tracks) ... CD 22.99

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Chambers BrothersRight Move ... LP
Avco, 1975. Very Good ... $5.99
We're not normally the biggest fans of The Chambers Brothers, but this album's a cracking winner from the mid 70s. Shouldn't be so, given the date and the label, but there's a really funky track on here that's one of their best – the great break cut "Stealing Watermelons", which has a great drum part, a strong bassline, and cool harmonica on the intro! Other tracks are pretty nice too – and titles include "Stop The Train", "Miss Lady Brown", "Lotta Fine Mama", "Smack Dab In The Middle", and "Pretty Girls Everywhere". 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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Buddy ColletteBuddy's Best ... LP
Dooto, Late 50s. Good ... $3.99
One of the best albums ever from reedman Buddy Collette – a great small group session with a harder edge than some of Buddy's later records for bigger labels! Collette was always one of the more interesting players from the LA scene of the 50s – and although he had his roots in harder jazz styles, he also played a lot of studio sessions – and had an amazing ability to shift through different modes and settings with effortless ease – and also shift his work on different reed instruments too! This album's a nice mix of both sides of his style – with some cuts that have Collette playing flute or clarinet with a lyrical groove, and some more hard-blowing tracks that feature alto and tenor – in a cool quintet that features Gerald Wilson on trumpet, Al Viola on guitar, Wilfred Middlebrook on bass, and Earl Palmer on drums The session's a darn tough one to find, despite its importance in Collette's career – and titles include "Walkin' Willie", "Changes", "The Cute Monster", and "Orlando Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy yellow & red label pressing. Cover has some wear, splitting and aging masking tape along the top seam.)

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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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✨✧ Herbie HancockMagic Windows ... LP
Columbia, 1981. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A great little soul album from Herbie Hancock – but one that's often lost in the valleys between his bigger hits of the time! The record was cut in the space right before Herbie's big "Rockit" success – and it's a sweet bit of funky fusion that has a good dose of R&B in the mix – similar to other records from Hancock's Columbia label keyboardist contemporaries – like Rodney Franklin, Webster Lewis, or Charles Earland! All orchestrations are performed by Herbie on a host of keyboards and synthesizers, and just about every cut has vocals – from singers who include Sylvester, Gavin Christopher, and The Waters. But even with this soul component, Herbie still keeps things jazzy – using a good bit of keyboards to open up the tunes in the middle, and hitting hard on all numbers with that classic Hancock approach to funk! Titles include "Magic Number", "Tonight's The Night", "Everybody's Broke", "Help Yourself", and "Satisfied With Love". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Magic Windows ... CD 13.99

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Rahsaan Roland KirkBlacknuss ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. Very Good ... $6.99
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
(Cover has a split bottom seam & a partially split top seam.)
Also available Blacknuss ... CD 4.99

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Mad RiverMad River ... LP
Capitol, Late 60s. Good+ ... $13.99
Heavy rock from the late 60s San Francisco scene – an obscure psychedelic group who cut this stunning record for Capitol! The album's got some really heavy guitar work and high-spirited vocals that predate many of the bigger concept 70s groups – done in a style that's pretty darn jamming, and which has a nice righteous edge at times. The album's got a number of nice long tracks, and titles include "Wind Chimes", "War Goes On", "Hush Julian", "Eastern Light", and "Amphetamine Gazelle". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, with a split top seam and a bit of marker on the back.)

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Shelly Manne/Jimmy Giuffre/Shorty Rogers/Bill RussDeep People (aka Jazz Composers Workshop) ... LP
Savoy, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $28.99
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+ ... $24.99
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+ ... $11.99
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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✨✧ Alicia MyersAlicia ... LP
MCA, 1981. Very Good- ... $3.99
Massive work from Alicia Myers – a set that's right up there with her One Way recordings, but with some deeper, more personal touches as well! Production is by Kevin McCord and Al Perkins from the One Way camp – and they bring in a nice mix of the funkier numbers that group was known for, and some warmer, mellower cuts that really show Myers maturing as a soul singer – a depth that might not have been expected a few years before, and which should have made her a bigger act for years to come after this wonderful set! The setting really lets Alicia open up on vocals, singing with a power and presence that's really great – and titles include "We Can't Stay In Bed Forever", "Don't Stop What You're Doin", "I Want To Thank You", "If You Play Your Cards Right", "Reggae Funky Dance", "Reservation For One", and "Life Joy & Happiness". LP, Vinyl record album

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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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✨✧ StylisticsStylistics ... LP
Avco, 1971. Very Good- ... $9.99
A masterpiece of harmony soul – one of THE all-time greats of the genre, and a lasting treasure from The Stylistics! The album really took vocal soul to a whole new level for the 70s – pushing from the sometimes fragile ballad style of the late 60s into a smoother, more mature sound that was impeccably produced, yet still had all the depth of feeling as before! Maestro Thom Bell is the man to thank for the greatness of this album – as his production and musical vision really helped The Stylistics hit levels that few other groups like this were reaching at the time. Titles include their seminal long version of "People Make the World Go Round" – which, at 6 minutes in length, was really unusual for the time. Other titles include "Stop Look & Listen", "Betcha By Golly Wow", "You're A Big Girl Now", "If I Love You", "Ebony Eyes", and "You Are Everything". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jody WatleyJody Watley ... LP
MCA, 1987. Very Good+ ... $2.99
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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✨✧ Joao DonatoDonato-Deodato ... LP
Muse, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
(Cover has light wear & a small center split on the bottom seam.)
Also available Donato-Deodato ... LP 9.99

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✨✧ English BeatI Just Can't Stop It ... LP
Sire, 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The first album from The English Beat – and not only is it one of the most essential of the English ska revival era of the late 70s and early 80s – it's one the most enduring records of 1980 in any genre! The English Beat, like the best of their peers, used ska and rocksteady inspiration to fuel their own contemporary UK sound – and it sounds great to this day! The rhythms and tighter and punchier here than on later records, with some pop, mod and soul lacing their songwriting and vocals, too. A landmark! Includes "Mirror In The Bathroom", "Hands Off. . .She's Mine", "Twist & Crawl", "Big Shot", "Best Friend", "Jackpot" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ PrinceDirty Mind ... LP
Warner, 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
 
 
 



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