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Gene AmmonsRed Top (aka Golden Saxophone Of Gene Ammons) ... LP
Savoy, Late 40s. Very Good+ ... $3.99
A nice collection of Gene Ammons' work that doesn't always get as well remembered as his sides for Prestige or Chess – late 40s bop recordings for Savoy, done in a wonderfully full-voiced tone! The set features Gene's classic "Red Top", plus the great two part "Big Slam", and the titles "Chips", "Goodtime Blues", "Fuzzy", "Jim Dawgs", and "Street Of Dreams". The album doesn't list personnel at all for the tracks, or dates – but the music speaks volumes on its own! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 70s Arista reissue.)

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Big MaybelleLast Of Big Maybelle ... LP
Paramount, 1973. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
An unusual double-length album of tracks recorded by this bluesy soul singer in the years after she recorded for Savoy, and cut her big hit "Candy". This LP's got a harder rockin' bluesy feel to it, with the sort of R&B revival sound of the late 60/early 70. Maybelle's still great, though, and really manages to belt out tracks like "Cold, Cold Heart", "Your Turn To Cry", "Winnie Widow Brown", "Big Sweet Daddy", "Long Long Journey", and "Blame It On Your Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear with a bit of tape on the top seams.)

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✨✧ Big Bill BroonzyBig Bill Broonzy Sings Country Blues ... LP
Folkways, 1957. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Original blue label pressing with deep groove, including the booklet! Cover has a split top seam.)

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✨✧ Walter Horton With Carey BellBig Walter Horton With Carey Bell ... LP
Alligator, 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(In the original textured cover – with some staining & flaking on the top left corner.)

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✨✧ Johnny 'Big Moose' WalkerBlue Love ... LP
Red Beans, 1984. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an unglued top seam.)

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✨✧ Jimmy McGriffBig Band ... LP
Solid State, 1966. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A Basie tribute, but a really smoking one – thanks to some hard swinging arrangements from Manny Albam, and plenty of heavy Hammond from the great Jimmy McGriff! The tracks are mostly numbers from the Count Basie songbook of the 50s and 60s, but they're strongly reworked here with a swinging 60s vibe – played with lots of strong horn work in the background, all used as a perfect foil for Jimmy's leaner organ solos over the top! The style's quite similar to other big band organ work of the time – particularly records made by Jimmy Smith in collaboration with Oliver Nelson, or Jack McDuff with Benny Golson – and McGriff's organ comes through nice and clean in the mix, with that sharply fluttering sound that really made him one of the true standouts of the 60s. Titles include "Hob Nail Boogie", "Cute", "Every Day", "Blues Go Away", and "Slow But Sure". LP, Vinyl record album

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

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Toshiko Akiyoshi-Lew Tabackin Big BandKogun ... LP
RCA, 1974. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Brilliantly bold work from pianist Toshiko Akiyoshi – an artist who's really coming into her own for the 70s – stepping out in a big band format that would win her a wide new audience on both sides of the Pacific! The album's one of the first to feature the ensemble co-led with husband Lew Tabackin – a group that features strong work from American players who include Dick Spencer and Gary Foster on alto saxes, Tabackin and Tom Peterson on tenor, Bill Perkins on baritone, Bobby Shew and Don Rader on trumpets, and Charles Loper and Jim Sawyer on trombones. The horns are only part of the picture, though – as the inventive writing and arranging from Akiyoshi is what really makes the album great – a strong sense of painting with sound, while still keeping things swinging – really unlocking all the best elements that had been opened up for larger ensembles in the previous few years. The set features all original tracks that include "Kogun", "American Ballad", "Henpecked Old Man", "Elegy", and "Memory". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has a sticker spot & a small split on the top seam.)

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Duke EllingtonEllington At Newport ... LP
Columbia, 1956. Very Good- ... $11.99
One of the first albums to ever issue recordings made at the Newport Jazz Festival – quite a big hit, and the beginning of a real trend in jazz! The set's also some great work by Duke – free to perform in a setting that's not bound by some of the time restrictions of earlier years, which lets him offer up three long tracks with a great deal of sophistication over previous recordings. Titles include "Jeep's Blues", "Diminuendo & Crescendo In Blue", and "Newport Jazz Festival Suite". LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split top & bottom seam, with a mostly split spine.)

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Maynard FergusonMF Horn 4 & 5 – Live At Jimmys ... LP
Columbia, 1974. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $2.99
A sweet double-length set from Maynard – one that's live and totally cooking, and proof that Ferguson's funky big band style could work equally well in a concert setting! As on other Ferguson classics from the time, the instrumentation includes a good deal of Fender bass and electric piano – electrifying the bottom sound of the rhythm while the acoustic horns really soar over the top – hitting amazing patterns and formations that change rapidly as the set grooves on – usually on longer tracks that offer plenty of room for solos! The group features some great work by European player Ferdinand Povel on tenor and flute – and titles include "The Fox Hunt", "Nice N Juicy", "Blue Birdland", "Two For Otis", "Left Bank Express", "Teonova", and "Stay Loose With Bruce". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available MF Horn 4 & 5 – Live At Jimmys ... CD 12.99

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Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz, & Sonny StittFor Musicians Only ... LP
Verve, 1957. Very Good- ... Just Sold Out!
A tremendous little record – one that's greater even than the sum of its three mighty parts! Although we've always felt that some of the "all star" sets on Verve could sometimes be a bit too "easy", we're always very big fans of the few that feature strong performances from Dizzy Gillespie – as they have a tight bop groove that lets all the musicians find their right place, and solo in wonderful interplay with each other! Here, Dizz and Sonny Stitt provide the core of a group that also includes Stan Getz on tenor – and the three of them are given four nice long tracks to work through in a relaxed seamless fashion – moving openly and wonderfully over tunes that include "Dark Eyes", "We", and "Be Bop". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear, with a split top seam & a bit of pen on the back.)

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John HammondSo Many Roads ... LP
Vanguard, 1965. Very Good+ ... $24.99
A nice mid 60s batch of blues-folk-rock from John Hammond – who's in excellent form at this point – but the record is perhaps more famous for the accompaniment – a backing band that includes Levon Helm, Robbie Robertson and Garth Hudson of the soon-to-be The Band, along with Charlie Musselwhite and Mike Bloomfield! Includes "Down In The Bottom", "O Yea!", "Gambling Blues", "Big Boss Man", "Who Do You Love?", "I Want You To Love Me" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label stereo pressing. Cover has light surface wear, with some splitting on the spine and top seam.)

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Isaac HayesIsaac Hayes Movement ... LP
Enterprise, 1970. Very Good Gatefold ... $8.99
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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HeatwaveToo Hot To Handle ... LP
Epic, 1976. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
A killer album of crossover soul from the mid 70s – one that dropped like a bomb when it hit, and gave this UK group a number of big hits in America! Keyboardist Rod Temperton wrote all the tracks on the album – and he's got keen talent for both funky numbers and ballads. If soul stations played album side specials the way that classic rock stations do, side one would be in heavy rotation – as it kicks off with the funky title cut, rolls into the hit "Boogie Nights", cuts to the sample classic "Ain't No Half Steppin" (forever made famous by Big Daddy Kane), and steps into the moody ballad "Always & Forever". It's hard to beat that lineup, but side two does a pretty good job – and includes a similar mix of titles like "Super Soul Sister", "All You Do Is Dial", and "Sho'nuff Must Be Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split top seam.)

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Johnny HodgesEleventh Hour ... LP
Verve, 1962. Very Good ... $6.99
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
(Mono pressing.)

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Chuck JacksonChuck Jackson Arrives ... LP
Motown, 1968. Very Good ... $12.99
Chuck arrives at the Motown label – and already finds a fresh new sound that's different from his earlier years at Wand Records! Chuck only worked with Motown for a few short years, but his time at the label marked a big shift in his work – a move away from the more staid "Iceman" soul of the Wand recordings, and into a sound that was deeper, more expressive, and nicely mature as well. There's a growing southern soul sensibility to many of these tracks – as Chuck seems to be taking a cue from some of the better singers of the late 60s, and deepening his sound with influences brought north from Memphis and Muscle Shoals. The core sound's still prime Motown, though – with top-shelf arrangements and productions – and in a way, these recordings mark the link between Memphis and Detroit that would be explored a lot more heavily in key 70s recordings by Don Davis and other producers who skirted between the two cities' scenes. Titles include "Lonely Lonely Man Am I", "To See The Sun Again", "Ain't No Sun Since You've Been Gone", "I Can't Go On Sharing Your Love", and "Where You Gonna Run To Now". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing with the deep groove. Cover has some wear & pen.)

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Stan KentonSketches On Standards (10 inch LP) ... LP
Capitol, Early 50s. Very Good ... $9.99
Wonderful work from Kenton – warm and seductive, yet also modern and adventurous, tunes that are familiar, yet inexplicably transformed by the Kentonite approach! The record's got a similar feel to some of the best work coming out of the Kenton school at the time – and players on the set include Lee Kontiz, Frank Rosolino, and Conte Candoli – all of whom get in some good solos on the record. Arrangements are by Bill Russo and Kenton – never too over the top or complicated, but complex enough to please our modern ears, and to make the set much more than a package of big band standards! Titles include "There's A Small Hotel", "Lover Man", "Fascinating Rhythm", "Sophisticated Lady", "Shadow Waltz", and "Pennies From Heaven". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover is in nice shape, with just some light surface wear on back.)

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✨✧ Major LanceMajor's Greatest Hits ... LP
Okeh, Mid 60s. Good+ ... $5.99
This is the stuff that the Chicago soul scene cut its teeth on in the 60s! Curtis Mayfield wrote a big batch of these tracks, Carl Davis produced, and the Major lays them down with a groove groove groove! Titles include "Monkey Time", "Come See", "Um, Um, Um, Um, Um", "The Matador", "Ain't It A Shame", "Girls", "Sweet Music", and "Gotta Get Away". LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple label pressing. Cover has wear & aging, with a split spine and mostly split top seam.)

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Joe Leahy/Jack CarrollMusic James Dean Lived By ... LP
Unique, Late 50s. Very Good ... $14.99
Although this album's a pretty shameless attempt to cash in on the death of the late James Dean – it's also got some pretty nice moments. A big chunk of the tracks are orchestral works by Joe Leahy's orchestra, many from the soundtracks of Dean's films – but there's also a few nice vocal numbers, done in a campy rough style by Jack Carroll. The best of these is "The Story Of James Dean", which is suitably goofy – and 2 other Carroll numbers include "Giant" and "We Could Make Such Beautiful Music Together". On top of that, the cover's got a great picture of Dean on the front. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split spine and top seam, held at the end with clear tape.)

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✨✧ MazeSilky Soul ... LP
Warner, 1989. Very Good ... $2.99
Silky soul indeed from the great Frankie Beverly – a late 80s album, but one that has the smooth soul genius very much at the top of his game! Frankie's work from the 70s inspired countless imitators in the next decade – but after so many other male singers trying to cop his game, Beverly can still do it better than the rest – with this easygoing, effortless style that's never commercial or cheesy – and which continues to raise the bar for sophisticated soul! Grooves are mostly in that perfect midtempo stepping style that seems to work best for Frankie – and the overall instrumentation and production are far more timeless than some of the other big records of the period – with a style that places the set very strongly in the best Maze tradition. Titles include "Can't Get Over You", "Silky Soul", "Just Us", "Love's On The Run", "Mandela", and "Songs Of Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)
 
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Four TopsChanging Times ... LP
Motown, 1970. Near Mint- ... $6.99
A very hip album from the Four Tops – cut with kind of a political/social edge, and a heavy vibe that was similar to what the Temptations had been using on some of their important albums for Motown at the end of the 60s. In fact, this one's got so much of that righteous Temps vibe that we wonder if the big boys at Motown didn't say to the Four Tops, "Hey, why don't you do an album like them?" Arrangements are by David Van DePitte and Jimmy Roach – and the record begins with a melange of sound effects and odd sounds, before sliding into the socially-conscious "In These Changing Times". However, the group still retains their wonderfully sweet vocal edge, and even though the political agenda's up front on the album, they still come through strongest on the sweeter and more love-oriented songs. Titles include "Right Before My Eyes", "Something's Tearing At The Edges Of Time", "Sing A Song Of Yesterday", and a medley of "Long & Winding Road" and "In These Changing Times". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Four TopsFour Tops Greatest Hits ... LP
Motown, 1960s. Very Good ... $3.99
Despite the fame of their big hits – like "Reach Out I'll Be There", "I Can't Help Myself", "Baby I Need Your Loving", and "It's The Same Old Song", all of which are on this set, and which have been heard ad infinitum – the Four Tops are actually a heck of a great vocal group, with harmonies that blew away many of their contemporaries, and which keep their work shining long past the hits. This set's got some nice cuts that fall into that category – like "Bernadette", and "Ask The Lonely" – and the package is about as solid as you'd expect. LP, Vinyl record album
(Deep groove pressing. Cover has a light stain on one corner.)

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Manny Albam & Ernie WilkinsDrum Suite ... LP
RCA, 1956. Very Good+ ... $5.99
Hard-swinging big band material – with a heavy emphasis on drums! The album is a suite of six tracks – all written by either Manny Albam or Ernie Wilkins, both of whom arrange the groups on the set – really letting them open up nicely on the album's longish tracks. Manny and Ernie were two of the more soulful arrangers of their day – and they get some strong performances out of the groups, letting players like Conte Candoli on trumpet, Hal McKusick on alto, Al Cohn on tenor, and Freddie Green on guitar open up in longer tracks driven to intensity by some great drum work handled by the lesser-known (but excellent) Ted Sommer. Titles include "Skinning The Valves", "Dancers On Drums", "Bristling", and "The Octopus". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing with deep groove.)

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Count BasieApril In Paris ... LP
Verve, 1955. Very Good ... $5.99
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
(80s Japanese pressing on Polydor. Cover has some marker.)

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Peabo Bryson & Roberta FlackBorn To Love ... LP
Capitol, 1983. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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
(Cover has initials in marker on front.)

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Chambers BrothersRight Move ... LP
Avco, 1975. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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
(Cover has a cut corner, with a large name in marker on both sides. Label has marker.)

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Al GreenAl Green ... LP
Bell, 1972. Near Mint- ... $24.99
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 light wear.)

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✨✧ Herbie HancockMagic Windows ... LP
Columbia, 1981. Very Good ... $6.99
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

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Mikko InnanenMikko Innanen 10 (10 inch LP) ... LP
Grotto (Finland), 2016. Sealed ... $9.99
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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Prince Phillip MitchellMake It Good ... LP
Atlantic, 1978. Near Mint- ... $14.99
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, tracklist sticker, and a peeled spot on back.)

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MobMob (Private Stock) ... LP
Private Stock, 1975. Sealed ... $6.99
Obscure 2nd album by the band who struck it big in both the Northern soul and Beach music scenes with the single from their first album, "I Dig Everything About You". Like that album, this one's a nice batch of soul tracks by a bunch of white guys who have a nice feel for a groove, and a real dedication to producing a mellow soulful sound. Tracks include "Get It Up For Love", "I Can't Stop This Love Song", "When You Get Right Down To It", "Who's Foolin' Who", and "Magical Lady". LP, Vinyl record album

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Esther PhillipsEsther Phillips w/Beck (aka What A Difference A Day Makes) ... LP
Kudu, 1975. Very Good ... $3.99
One of Esther Phillips' biggest comeback albums from the 70s – a classic set that takes her deeply soulful vocal approach, and sets it to some sweet jazz funk backings – served up by guitarist Joe Beck, who almost gets equal credit on the album cover! The rest of the lineup is equally great – with alto from David Sanborn, more horns from The Brecker Brothers, and even a bit of work from Steve Khan – all fusion superstars in their own right, but who never eclipse Esther's lead. Titles include a good version of Grover Washington's "Mr Magic" – with the same funky undercurrent as the original – plus the tracks "One Night Affair", "I Can Stand A Little Rain", "Hurtin House", "Turn Around Look At Me", and a semi-hit version of "What A Diff'rence A Day Makes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some marker on front, gloss separation at the bottom, and some delamination and peeling at the top of the back paste-on.)
Also available
What A Diff'rence A Day Makes ... CD 4.99
What A Diff'rence A Day Makes ... CD 6.99

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✨✧ Melvin SparksAkilah! ... LP
Prestige, 1972. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
A monster from Melvin Sparks – one of his greatest three albums! The set was cut for Prestige during the years when they were expanding the lineup on the albums a bit past the usual soul jazz quintet format – but even with a bigger group, the album's still got a great array of players, including Leon Spencer on organ, Idris Muhammad on drums, Virgil Jones on trumpet, Dave Hubbard on tenor, Hubert Laws on flute, and Sonny Fortune on alto. Melvin's single-line guitar work is incredibly great – very much like Grant Green's during the early 70s – and titles include "Love the Life You Live", "Akilah", and "All Wrapped Up". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and partially split top seam.)

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SupremesSupremes Sing Holland Dozier Holland ... LP
Motown, 1966. Very Good- ... $4.99
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. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ VariousMenace II Society ... LP
Jive, 1993. Near Mint- ... $19.99
The gritty soundtrack to early 90s hood drama classic – heavy with some of biggest and best names in hop of the era –including Too Short, Pete Rock & CL Smooth, Too Short, Brand Nubian, DJ Quik and more! 9 tracks on the vinyl version: Too Short "Only The Strong Survive", Brand Nubian "Lick Dem M*thaph*ckas", Da Lench Mob "Guerillas Ain't Gangstas", Cutthroats "Stop Lookin At Me", UGK "A Pocketful Of Stones", Pete Rock & Cl Smooth "Death Becomes You", Ant Banks "Packin A Gun", Mz. Kilo "All Over A Ho" and DJ Quik "Can't F*ck Wit A N*gga". LP, Vinyl record album
(Explicit promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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✨✧ KashifKashif (1983) ... LP
Arista, 1983. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 a promo stamp, hype sticker, large name in marker, some pen, and a cut corner. Labels have some pen.)

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✨✧ Alicia MyersAlicia ... LP
MCA, 1981. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
(Cover has an index label on one corner and some marker.)

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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
(Still in the shrink, with hype sticker. Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Eddy SenayHot Thang ... LP
Sussex, 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A heck of a great little guitar funk album – a rare early 70s session from the groovy Eddy Senay – an artist that we'd rank right up there with bigger names like Phil Upchurch, David T Walker, Dennis Coffey, or Eddie Fisher at the same time! Fisher's maybe the best comparison here – especially his second album for Cadet – as the style here is clearly born in jazz, but taken through lots of soul and funk territory – so that the instrumental tunes are maybe even heavier on groove than solo space – although Senay manages to deliver plenty with his fuzzy tone on the strings! Eddie's got roots in Detroit, and there's almost some Westbound Records elements taking place here at times – as the set was recorded in the Motor City with help from Johnny Clapton and Thomas Hale on tenor, Rudy Robinson on keyboards, Gordon Camp on trumpet, and some especially great work from Eddie Bongo Brown on congas – whose groove really adds a deeper layer to the tunes. Titles include great remakes of Donny Hathaway's "Zambezi" and Bill Withers' "Ain't No Sunshine" – plus "Jubo", "Hot Thang", "Message of Love", and "Down Home". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, with a split top seam, some peeling on the back.)
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Hot Thang ... CD 13.99
Hot Thang (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP 23.99

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✨✧ VariousOriginal Folk Blues – Blues From The Deep South ... LP
Kent, Early 50s. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Features work by Big Bill Dotson, Johnny Harris, Pinetop Slim, Dixie Blues Boys, and Leroy Simpson! LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy Kent gatefold pressing.)
 
 
 



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