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Johnny & The HurricanesBig Sound Of Johnny & The Hurricanes ... LP
Big Top, Early 60s. Very Good- ... $14.99
A rare full length set by these early 60s rockers! Includes the originals "Corn Pone", "Sheba", "Mister Irving", "Molly O", "Beatnik Fly", and "Like Rock". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light water staining near the bottom, and a few spots of tape. Vinyl is nice and clean overall.)

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✨✧ Dave LeeBig New Band From Britain ... LP
Top Rank, Late 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
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Four TopsFour Tops On Top ... LP
Motown, 1966. Very Good ... $7.99
The Four Tops are definitely on top with this sweet early set – a record that not only shows them sparkling away from some of their big singles of the time, but also handling some other wonderful material in their sublime soul group style! The set includes some lesser-known Motown tracks, like "There's No Love Left", "I Got A Feeling", "Shake Me, Wake Me", "Until You Love Someone", and the hit "Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever" – all mixed with some more standard tunes from the time, but all given a special Motown mix of soul and class, on tracks that include "Matchmaker", "Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars", and Toots Thielemans' great jazzy number "Bluesette". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK stereo pressing in a flip-back cover.)

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MetronomesSomething Big ... LP
Jazzland, Early 60s. Very Good ... $48.99
An incredible album of vocal harmony soul – with arrangements by the great Melba Liston! The album is one of a few cut by The Metronomes – a group who took the male vocal quartet harmony style of vocals, and pushed it into a more soulful realm than had been used by some of the more popular groups of the time. Liston's work on the set ensures that it's one of the group's hippest outing – and a strong choice of interesting material helps really emphasize that fact. Backing is by a small group that includes Junior Mance, Henry Grimes, Les Spann, and Grady Tate – and titles include "On Green Dolphin Street", "Round Midnight", "Night In Tunisia", "Blue", "Monk's Mood", and "I Remember Clifford". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original black label Jazzland pressing, with deep groove! Cover has a split top seam and a name on back.)

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✨✧ Big MaybelleBlues, Candy, & Big Maybelle ... LP
Savoy, Late 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The title kind of says it all – as the album's a set of 10 bluesy tracks by Maybelle, built around her perennial hit "Candy" – a sweet and dreamy tune that's been forever kept alive by her version! The style is very much in the vein of that hit, and other tunes on the album include "Ring Dang Dilly", "Blues Early Early", "Pitiful", "So Long", "Ramblin Blues", and "There I've Said It Again". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing with RVG stamp. Cover has a split top seam, and some other light wear.)

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsSonny Rollins & The Big Brass ... LP
Metrojazz, 1958. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A strange one, and from this perspective, it seems like a crazy decision to pair modernist tenorist Sonny Rollins with a set of large brassy arrangements. Oddly, though, the idea works, and works nicely – as Rollins' edgey solos cut through the heavy arrangements with ease, creating some angular counterpoint and a tight little space to make his own sound. The group was conducted by Ernie Wilkins, and the flipside of the album features Rollins playing in a small trio with the great Henry Grimes on bass (who also played with Rollins on some of his best sessions from the time!) Titles include "Manhattan", "If You Were The Only Gil In the World", "Who Cares?", and "Far Out East". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original red label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear on the opening and splitting on the top seam.)
Also available Sonny Rollins & The Big Brass (plus Sonny Rollins At Music Inn) ... CD 4.99

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Jerry ButlerJerry Butler Sings Assorted Sounds – With The Aid Of Assorted Friends & Relatives ... LP
Mercury, 1971. Very Good+ ... $6.99
One of the albums in which Jerry Butler showcases the talents of a new generation of young Chicago soul talents – including Terry Callier, Donny Hathaway, Chuck Jackson (from The Independents, not the New York soul star), and his brother Billy Butler. Billy Butler had already scored big with his own singles on Okeh in the 60s, but Terry, Donny, and Chuck were still emerging soul talents at this time – and it was pretty darn nice of Jerry to give them exposure on a record like this. Proof that The Iceman always was much more than just the simple singer of pop hits that he always gets tagged for – as it was pretty magnanimous of him to share the wealth of his big contract with Mercury, not to mention pretty smart to infuse his career with some good young songwriting talent. The whole record's got a good groovy soul sound, and includes the cuts "How Did We Lose It", "If It's Real What I Feel", "What Is It", and "Do You Finally Need a Friend". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some splitting on the top seam.)

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Dee ClarkYou're Looking Good ... LP
Vee Jay, 1960. Very Good- ... $9.99
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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✨✧ Arnett CobbParty Time ... LP
Prestige, 1959. Good ... $9.99
A mighty big party from tenor giant Arnett Cobb – a player who always blew strongly in other settings, but really hit his height on these albums for Prestige! The record is a perfect mix of Cobb's bluesy roots and a more sophisticated modern jazz setting – with support from a crack rhythm combo of Ray Bryant on piano, Wendell Marshall on bass, and Art Taylor on drums – plus the special addition of Ray Barretto on congas, who brings in this rolling kick that definitely opens things up to the party atmosphere in the title – even when things are mellow! Most numbers have a open, soulfully blowing feel – and titles include "Slow Poke", "Lonesome Road", "Party Time", and "Blues In the Closet". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label NJ pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and a partially split top seam.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonBlue Light ... LP
Columbia, Late 30s. Good+ ... $4.99
Subtitled "jazz for that relaxed mood", this is actually a great compilation of early work by Ellington's group – recorded for Columbia during the years 1934 to 1939. Somehow, the tracks still end up sounding 30 years ahead of their time – far stronger than most any early 50s big band set might hope to. Recording quality is excellent, and the whole thing's awash in richly chromatic waves of sound. Titles include "Pyramid", "Reminiscing In Tempo", "Tough Truckin", "No Greater Love", and "Finesse". LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye pressing with deep groove. Cover has wear, a split top seam, and some peeling gloss. Vinyl plays with some clicks & crackles.)

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✨✧ Dizzy GillespieDizzy Gillespie At Newport ... LP
Verve, 1957. Good+ ... $9.99
One of the best albums ever in Verve's classic set of recordings from the 1957 Newport Jazz Festival – a set that captures the Dizzy Gillespie group of the decade in top live formation! The ensemble here is plenty hip – with a young Lee Morgan joining Dizzy on trumpet, and a host of other great players who include Melba Liston and Al Grey on trombones, Benny Golson and Billy Mitchell on saxes, and rhythm from the trio of Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul West on bass, and Charlie Persip on drums! Although big, the band often had the sharper groove of a small combo – and even when hitting some older moments from Gillespie's earlier years, they still kept a modern edge in their approach – thanks to arrangements by AK Salim, Tadd Dameron, Benny Golson, Quincy Jones, and Dizzy himself. Titles include "School Days", "I Remember Clifford", "Manteca", "Dizzy's Blues", "Cool Breeze", and "Doodlin". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing on Columbia. Cover has wear and aging. Vinyl plays with clicks & crackles.)

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Dizzy Gillespie with Sonny Rollins & Sonny StittDuets ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $14.99
One of the greatest jam session records on Verve! Although some of the label's "big horn talent" albums tended to be a bit snoozy, this one crackles with energy, and features three different classes of boppers working together perfectly on long, lively tracks with Ray Bryant on piano, Tommy Bryant on bass, and Charlie Persip on drums. In fact, it's probably the soulful rhythm section that makes the whole thing so darn good – as they really chop up some nice rhythms on cuts like "Wheatleigh Hall", "Haute Mon", and the album's classic version of "Con Alma". Great stuff, and essential for fans of Diz and Rollins especially! LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing. Cover has split seams, held together with clear tape at the top & bottom.)

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Lionel Hampton & Stan GetzHamp & Getz ... LP
Norgran, Early 50s. Good+ ... $19.99
A great little album that's one of Getz's strongest from the period! The format for the album is in the mode of Hampton's early 50s Verve sides – long tracks, very open-ended, cut in a small group format that shows a different side than his more popular big band grooving. There's only 5 tracks on the album – and the focus is on solo work by Hamp and Getz, with rhythm by Lou Levy, Leroy Vinnegar, and Shelly Manne. Titles include "Louise", "Jumpin At The Woodside", "Gladys", and a long ballad medley. Nice David Stone Martin cover, too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original yellow label Norgran pressing with deep groove. Cover has split top & bottom seams.)

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Isaac HayesIsaac Hayes Movement ... LP
Enterprise, 1970. Very Good Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
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 ... $5.99
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 splitting on the top seam & some light wear.)
Also available Too Hot To Handle ... CD 5.99

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Langston Hughes with Charles MingusWeary Blues (MGM pressing) ... LP
MGM, 1958. Very Good- ... $39.99
A landmark meeting of two talents! This rare session has the poet Langston Hughes reading his own jazz-based work, set to arrangements by Charles Mingus, with additional work by Horace Parlan. Hughes' voice is incredible – a bit frail, with a wispy integrity that really opens up his own writings. Hughes was always a big jazz listener, and his work in this respect is a perfect consummation of ideas that he'd always said were present in his work. Titles include "Could Be", "Testament", "Commercial Theater", "Consider Me", "Jump Monk", and "Weird Nightmare". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original yellow label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a half split top seam, small stains on the corners, and a small peeled spot on back.)

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✨✧ Indianapolis CompendiumJazz From Studio P/R – Volume 2 – That's The Way I Feel ... LP
Now, 1976. Very Good+ ... $14.99
An obscure one from the Indy scene – a set of big band work that's all pretty darn great – mostly original tunes, with really fresh arrangements – in ways that remind us of some of the hipper 70s sides from the Stan Kenton camp! The horn charts here are really great – full of color and rich tone – and the backings never go too far into easy 70s big band modes, and instead keep pretty fresh throughout – a bit more depth than you might expect, although there's also a few standout groovers on the record too! Players aren't listed – and titles include "Freak Shrieks", "I'm Waitin Up For You", "Jazz Espagnol", "Flugel Fancy", "Truth Serum", and "Country Toad". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split top seam, old price sticker, and a promo ink stamp.)

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Thad Jones & Mel LewisLive On Tour – Switzerland 1969 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Groove Merchant/LRC, 1969. Sealed ... $11.99
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

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✨✧ Stan KentonBack To Balboa ... LP
Capitol, 1957. Very Good ... $1.99
A late 50s classic from Stan – recorded at the Rendezvous Ballroom in Balboa Beach, which Kenton and the group had made their unofficial headquarters at the time! The album's got a perfect late 50s Kenton sound – a blend of styles that still has some of the modernism of the early 50s experimental years, but which is also confidently caught up in the love of tone and sound that makes the Kenton records from these years so great. Arrangers include Marty Paich, Johnny Richards, and Bill Holman – and titles include "Speak Low", "Rendezvous At Sunset", "Royal Blue", "Get Out Of Town", "The Big Chase", and "Beyond The Blue Horizon". LP, Vinyl record album
(Turquoise label pressing. Cover has some splitting on the top seam and an old price sticker on back.)

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Lennon SistersToday ... LP
Mercury, 1968. Very Good ... $4.99
The Lennon Sisters get groovy – as you might guess from the "Today" title, and from the set of cool 60s covers they perform on the set! The sound here is quite far from Lawrence Welk on Sunday night, and the girls sound great with fab 60s arrangements from Al Capps, and some top-shelf production from the legendary Snuff Garrett – both of whom clearly had a big hand in helping the quartet shake off the cobwebs from years past! There's a slight Sunshine Pop appeal to the record, and titles include "Elusive Butterfly", "Different Drum", "It Must Be Him", "Can't Take My Eyes Off You", "California Dreamin", and "Have You Heard". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label stereo pressing.)

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Willie MabonChicago 1963 ... LP
America (France), 1963/Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $2.99
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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Ray MartinFavourite TV Themes ... LP
Decca (UK), 1973. Near Mint- ... $6.99
A record that has Ray Martin turning out good bits circa 1973 – tunes that are often an update of popular 60s television modes – a bit jazzy and jaunty at times, but some 70s elements creeping into the mix, although not as heavily funky as you might hear a few years later. Some of the songs were quite big on British TV, but weren't heard as strongly here in the US – and titles include "Top Of The Form", "Match Of The Day", "Nationwide", "General Hospital", "Crossroads", "Grandstand", "News At Ten", and "Midweek". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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✨✧ Four TopsAnthology ... LP
Motown, 1960s/1970s. Very Good- 3LP Gatefold ... $3.99
A pretty darn big collection of work from the 4 Tops – collecting the best of their early years at Motown on up through the 70s. There's a total of 39 tracks on the set, and titles include "Baby I Need Your Loving", "Ask The Lonely", "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)", "It's The Same Old Song", "Something About You", "Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever", "Reach Out I'll Be There", "Standing In The Shadows Of Love", "I Got A Feeling", "Bernadette", "I'll Turn To Stone", "You Keep Running Away", "Walk Away Renee","If I Were A Carpenter", "Yesterday's Dreams", "Climb Ev'ry Mountain", "Everybody's Talking", "Reflections", "For Once In My Life", "A Place In The Sun", "Can't Seem To Get You Out Of My Mind", "Don't Let Him Take Your Love From Me", "It's All In The Game", "Still Water (Love)", "In These Changing Times", "You Gotta Have Love In Your Heart" and "(It's) The Way Nature Planned It". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the booklet.)

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✨✧ Four TopsFour Tops Greatest Hits ... LP
Motown, 1960s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Despite the fame of their big hits – like "Reach Out I'll Be There", "I Can't Help Myself", "Baby I Need Your Loving", and "It's The Same Old Song", all of which are on this set, and which have been heard ad infinitum – the Four Tops are actually a heck of a great vocal group, with harmonies that blew away many of their contemporaries, and which keep their work shining long past the hits. This set's got some nice cuts that fall into that category – like "Bernadette", and "Ask The Lonely" – and the package is about as solid as you'd expect. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original deep groove pressing. Cover has light wear, splitting on the spine, and labelmaker stickers.)

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✨✧ 999Biggest Prize In Sport ... LP
Polydor, 1980. Very Good ... $6.99
One of best records from early UK punk heroes 999 – a dawn of the 80s effort that still carries a lot of the raw energy of their earlier (and angrier) records – with an uncommon melodic sensibility, without losing the barbed edge! 999 even managed to make a few waves in the US at the time, but for whatever reason, didn't have the lasting generation-to-generation appeal on this side of the pond as other great bands like The Buzzcocks, Wire and many others. It's never too late to catch up, folks – and this great place to jump on board! Includes "Boys In The Gang", "Hollywood", "Inside Out", "So Long", "Fun Thing", Biggest Prize In Sport", "Stop Stop", "English Wipe-Out", "Boiler", "Stranger", "Trouble" and "Found Out Too Late". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ BohannonStop & Go ... LP
Dakar, 1972. Used ... Out Of Stock
A killer bit of early funk from the great Hamilton Bohannon – and quite possibly his greatest album ever – a really unique approach to funky rhythms, with a sound that's unlike anything else we can think of! The album's got a slower funk sound than Bohannon's later disco groove a few years later – and the wonderful rhythms mix together scattershot drums with funky wah wah guitar, organ, and hard-plugging basslines – all in a blend that's pretty mindblowing not just for its instrumental dexterity, but also for the way it brings complex patterns together in a really hypnotic way! All cuts are instrumentals, save for a few chorus vocals – and players on the album include Wah Wah Watson, Ray Parker, Travis Biggs, and Mose Davis. Bohannon's on drums and percussion – and titles include "The Pimp Walk", "Stop & Go", "Getting to the Other Side", "It's Time For Peace", "Save Their Souls", and "Singing a Song for My Mother". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Count BasieApril In Paris ... LP
Verve, 1955. Very Good- ... $9.99
One of Basie's biggest albums – but still a work of pure genius! "April In Paris" is one of the darkest jazz standards ever written, and it never sounded better than in this original version, which features that great ending in which Basie and the band stop, then start, then stop – leaving you completely unresolved at the finish. The group's a strong one – with Frank Foster, Frank Wess, Freddie Green, Sonny Payne, Marshall Royal, Henry Coker, Joe Newman, and Thad Jones – and tracks include "Shiny Stockings", "Midgets", "Mambo Inn", "Sweety Cakes", and "Corner Pocket". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing.)

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CreationCreation ... LP
Atco, 1974. Near Mint- ... $5.99
The group's half-soul, half-rock – and plays with some righteous touches that include a bit of jazzy riffing and the occasional reggae undercurrent. Carol Stallings lays down some great lead vocals on a few tracks, and Leon Patillo seems to lead the group on keyboards and male vocals – as well as write a good portion of the tracks. The album's got a nice compressed style that sits nicely between genres, and which could have crossed the group over big – and titles include "Joy", "Facts", "Burnin Out My Youth", "I'm In Love", "Nothing Can Stop Us Now", "Survival", and "It's Gonna Be Alright". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some edge wear.)

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Joao DonatoDonato-Deodato ... LP
Muse, 1973. Very Good+ ... $24.99
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
(Cover has a bit of light wear.)
Also available Donato-Deodato ... LP 9.99

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GeniusWords From The Genius ... LP
Cold Chillin, 1991. Near Mint- ... $33.99
The pre Wu Tang LP from Genius – who would be officially rechristened as the GZA just a couple years after this Cold Chillin' effort from 1991! Words From The Genius is more in the vibe of Cold Chillin' labelmate Big Daddy Kane – more of a mack groove than the tough, turgid dawn of the Wu. RZA's on board for a track or two in his own pre-Wu Prince Rakeem guise – but the album is mostly produced by Easy Mo Bee. Tracks include the notorious single "Come Do Me", "Life Of A Drug Dealer", "The Genius Is Slammin", "Those Were The Days", "What Are Silly Girls Made Of", "Drama", "Words From A Genius", "Who's Your Rhymin' Hero", ""Phony As You Wanna Be", "Stop The Nonsense", "Superfreak", "Stay Out Of Bars", "True Fresh MCs" and "Feel The Pain". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Los BrasiliosBrasilian Beat '67 ... LP
Design, 1967. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A very unusual bit of bossa nova – and a record that seems to criss-cross a few different A&M Records modes of the 60s! At one level, the group's got a Brasil 66 feel – since they use a female vocal chorus on some cuts, breezing along with the grooves in a style that's definitely influenced by Sergio Mendes! But at another level, there's more of a Latin influence too – thanks to vibes and marimbas in the instrumentation, played in ways that echo some of A&M's Mexican-inspired groups – yet presented here with a warmer, jazzier feel overall. The blend is really great – especially given the warm production style of the record, and some great use of flute in the instrumentation – and although obviously a copycat sort of album, the whole thing comes out with its own unique flavor in the end! Titles include "Carol's Theme", "Poinciana", "Amorio Ambiguo", "Noche D'Amor", "Ritmo D'Amor", "No Love But Your Love", and "Tijuana Country". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some moisture staining in the top right corner.)

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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
(Cover has ring & edge wear and a sticker on one corner.)

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Marty PaichMarty Paich Quartet Featuring Art Pepper ... LP
Tampa, 1956. Good+ ... $43.99
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.)
Also available Marty Paich Quartet Featuring Art Pepper (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 24.99

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✨✧ Lloyd PriceMr Personality's 15 Hits ... LP
ABC, Late 50s/Early 60s. Good+ ... $4.99
A collection of Lloyd's biggest hits during his early years – 15 tracks that have plenty of New Orleans influences, yet which also define that unique quality that made Price one of the stand-along singers of his time! Includes hits like "Stagger Lee", "Personality", "Lady Luck", and "Lawdy Miss Clawdy" – plus "You Need Love", "I'm Gonna Get Married", "Never Let Me Go", and "Have You Ever Had The Blues?". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some splitting on the top seam and mostly split bottom seam.)

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✨✧ PrinceDirty Mind ... LP
Warner, 1980. Very Good- ... Just Sold Out!
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
(Cover has wear.)

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Joe TurnerBoss Of The Blues – Joe Turner Sings Kansas City Jazz ... LP
Atlantic, Late 50s. Very Good ... $6.99
Joe Turner returns to his roots, and lays down a fairly straight set of bluesy tunes from the old days of the Kansas City scene – done with a small jazz combo that includes work by Joe Newman, Lawrence Brown, Pete Brown, and Pete Johnson! After the raw hard R&B of Joe's bigger hit sides for Atlantic, the album's a compelling change – a reminder that Turner had roots that went much deeper than his rock and roll fame – and a depth of delivery that would keep his career strong, long after some of his 50s R&B contemporaries faded! The mix of modes – R&B and jazz – is a bit like some of the later Ray Charles albums on Atlantic – and tracks include "Low Down Dog", "Roll Em Pete", "Cherry Red", "How Long Blues", and "Morning Glories". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original black label pressing. Cover has splitting on the top & bottom seams.)

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✨✧ Peabo Bryson & Roberta FlackBorn To Love ... LP
Capitol, 1983. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Jerry ButlerBest Of Jerry Butler (Mercury) ... LP
Mercury, 1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Seminal work by one of our favorite soul singers of all time! Jerry first came to fame with The Impressions and on his own in the early 60s – singing dark moody easy tunes that well earned him the nickname of "Iceman". In the late 60s, though, he moved onto Mercury where he broke through even bigger with some excellent early production by Gamble & Huff, which took Jerry to a whole new level, and which gave his work a swinging soul groove that worked great with his vocals. This set compiles some of the best moments of the Mercury years – including "Never Give You Up", "Lost", "Moody Woman", "Mr Dream Merchant", "Hey Western Union Man", and "Only The Strong Survive". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split top seam, a cutout hole, and light wear.)

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✨✧ Chambers BrothersRight Move ... LP
Avco, 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 mark from sticker removal.)

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✨✧ WhispersLove Story ... LP
Janus, Early 70s. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Beautiful west coast vocal group soul by The Whispers! Although their later material earned them bigger fame, we just love this early stuff – and this album's one of our favorites by them, and a darn tough record to find! The tracks have a soaring harmony sound, with great production by Ron Carson. Titles include "You're What's Been Missing From My Life", "Your Love Is So Doggone Good", "If You", "Can't Help But Love You", and "Only Meant To Wet My Feet". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, a cutout hole, and an unglued top seam.)

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✨✧ Dazz BandHot Spot ... LP
Motown, 1985. Used ... Out Of Stock
The Dazz Band are in a definite hot spot here – the group's final album for Motown, and a record that's filled with the kind of catchy crossover funk they did better than most! The set snaps into a groove right from the very first note – with that electro funk that Motown served up big in the wake of Rick James, and which the Dazz Band only improve with their rock-solid sound on the set – a mode that has all the instrumental elements coming down sharp on the rhythms, topped by some back/forth group vocals that almost have a Jacksons vibe – except for the tracks in which they get processed with a bit of electro-soul modes! Titles include "If Only You Were In My Shoes", "Hot Spot", "Paranoid", "All The Way", "She Used To Be My Girl", "When You Need Roses", and Slow Rap". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Hot Spot (with bonus tracks) ... CD 7.99

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✨✧ KashifKashif (1983) ... LP
Arista, 1983. Used ... 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 some wear.)
 
 
 



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