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Johnny & The HurricanesBig Sound Of Johnny & The Hurricanes ... LP
Big Top, Early 60s. Very Good- ... $9.99
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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Big Bill BroonzyBig Bill Broonzy Sings Country Blues (second cover) ... LP
Folkways, 1957. Very Good- ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing. Cover has a split top seam, edge wear, and a center split on the bottom seam.)

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MetronomesSomething Big ... LP
Jazzland, Early 60s. Very Good ... $36.99
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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Pony PoindexterPony Poindexter Plays The Big Ones ... LP
Prestige/New Jazz, 1963. Very Good+ ... $39.99
An excellent album from the great Pony Poindexter – one of his few dates as a leader, and a real lost killer from early 60s Prestige! Pony's working here on alto and soprano sax – the latter of which sounds especially nice – all sharp-edged and angular, and cast out over some very groovy rhythms from Gildo Mahones on piano, George Tucker on bass, and Jimmie Smith on drums! The "Big Ones" in the title are some of the grooviest pop tunes of the 60s – like "Fly Me To The Moon", "Midnight In Moscow", "Moon River", and "Twistin USA" – and they're given a jaunty soul-jazz approach by Pony, who plays some of the best soprano and alto sax he's ever recorded! LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple label New Jazz pressing, with Van Gelder stamp – nice and clean! Cover has light wear and a split top seam, but this is a nice copy overall.)

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✨✧ Gene AmmonsBig Sound ... LP
Prestige, Mid 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic Jug, playing in a laidback open-ended blowing session, with other strong Prestige players – like Coltrane, Jerome Richardson, Paul Quinichette, Art Taylor, and Mal Waldron, who always seems to be the driving force between most Prestige sides like this. The album has only 4 tracks, and they're all long and nice and soulful. The titles are "Blue Hymn", "The Real McCoy", "Cheek To Cheek", and "That's All". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has ring & edge wear, a half split top seam, and split spine.)
Also available Big Sound ... CD 5.99

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✨✧ June ChristyBig Band Specials ... LP
Capitol, 1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A very different album than usual for June Christy – one of her last for Capitol, and a very swinging, upbeat affair! As the title implies, June's singing a set of tunes made famous during the glory days of the big bands – tracks associated with Duke Ellington, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, and others – all given a nice reworking here by June, in a style that's got a hipper, swinging California kind of groove! Arrangers on the set are Bill Holman, Bob Cooper, and Shorty Rogers – and they all keep things light and above board – shaking away the bluer tones and quieter moods of some of June's other records, taking her vocals back to the highly swinging style that first brought her fame in the 40s. Titles include "Frenesi", "Time Was", "Good Bye", "Night In Tunisia", "Stompin At the Savoy", "Prelude To A Kiss", and "Skyliner". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono rainbow label pressing. Cover has a split top seam & spine.)

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✨✧ Rolling StonesThrough The Past Darkly – Big Hits Vol 2 ... LP
London, Late 60s. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Loads of late 60s classics from the Rolling Stones – served up in a special set dedicated to the late Brian Jones! The music here really shows the darkening side of the Stones' sound – and titles include "Paint It Black", "Have You Seen Your Mother Baby Standing In The Shadow", "2000 Light Years From Home", "Mother's Little Helper", "She's A Rainbow", "Let's Spend The Night Together", and "Street Fighting Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label London pressing in the octagonal cover, with some surface wear & a split top seam.)

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✨✧ Ted CursonFlip Top ... LP
Arista, 1964/1977. Used ... Out Of Stock
Tremendous work from trumpeter Ted Curson – and one of the few records that shows up often in his oeuvre, but which is every bit as great as his rare and expensive albums! Side one features killer material from Curson's group with tenorist Bill Barron – three cuts recorded in Paris in 1964, all of them razor-sharp, and overflowing with modern ideas – tracks that include "Searchin For The Blues", "Desolation", and "Light Blue". Side two features Curson in another European mode – working as the bold soloist in front of a larger Yugoslavian big band – with searing readings of his classics "Straight Ice", "Flip Top", and "Quicksand". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Big Mama ThorntonBig Mama Thornton Vol 2 – With The Chicago Blues Band ... LP
Arhoolie, 1966. Used ... Out Of Stock
Raw bluesy stuff by Big Mama, recorded in San Francisco, and with a small band that includes James Cotton, Otis Spann, and Muddy Waters. Titles include "Black Rat", "Gimme A Penny", "Looking The World Over", and "Everything Gonna Be Alright". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split spine & top seam, and some wear.)

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DellsWe Got To Get Our Thing Together ... LP
Mercury, 1975. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A big move to Mercury for the Dells, after a pretty successful run at Cadet in the late 60s and early 70s – but the group's still in fine form vocal-wise, and on many of these they're still working with the great Don Davis, who gave the band a strong 70s soul groove, similar to his work with The Dramatics. Charles Stepney produced the great "Love Is Missing From Our Lives", which features guest work by The Dramatics, and a great sound that's very much in the classic 70s group tradition. Other nice cuts include "Overnight", "We Got To Get Our Thing Together", "Thank God You're My Lady", and a version of Terry Callier's "You Don't Care". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a partially unglued top seam.)

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Lionel Hampton & Stan GetzHamp & Getz ... LP
Norgran, Early 50s. Good+ ... $14.99
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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Langston Hughes with Charles MingusWeary Blues (MGM pressing) ... LP
MGM, 1958. Very Good- ... $28.99
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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Lennon SistersToday ... LP
Mercury, 1968. Very Good ... $1.99
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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Ray MartinFavourite TV Themes ... LP
Decca (UK), 1973. Near Mint- ... $1.99
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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MC5Kick Out the Jams ... LP
Elektra, 1969. Very Good- Gatefold ... $19.99
Great big Dee-troit rawk, like no other group of madmen could have ever created! This is the album that established the Motor City as the capital of late 60s/early 70s gonzo psychedelic rock, and still stands as probably the most massive live recording of the era. Pile-driving outer space noise at it's finest! Tracks include "Kick Out The Jams", "Come Together", "Rocket Reducer No. 62", "Borderline", "Motor City Is Burning", "I Want You Right Now", and "Starship". LP, Vinyl record album
("Brothers & Sisters" version. Cover has ring & edge wear, a split top seam, and a chewed corner.)

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Jimmy McGriffTopkapi ... LP
Sue, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
A very unusual album for Jimmy – but a great one too! The set breaks the mode of Jimmy's small combo Sue work and features his organ amidst some larger arrangements from Fred Norman – a blend of skipping strings and jazzy rhythms that really lets Jimmy open up and groove around the top on the Hammond! His solos are sublime – a real masterpiece of tone, texture, and rhythm – in a mode that rivals Jimmy Smith's best organ-with-big group work for Verve at the time. There's a great soundtrack jazz feel to the whole set – as you'd guess from the title track theme from "Topkapi", plus the variety of other soundtrack cuts that include "Exodus", "Rawhide", "Mr. Lucky", "Pink Panther", and "Man With The Golden Arm". LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful original pressing – heavy vinyl and cover!)

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✨✧ Mobb DeepHell On Earth ... LP
Loud, 1997. Sealed 2LP ... $24.99
While the other standouts of the class of '95 like Nas, Jay Z and AZ drifted towards the Escobar/Gambino/Cristal style, Mobb Deep avoided that trend in this tight follow-up to their legendary Infamous debut! Their subject matter may not have evolved or expanded too much, but their strong production is top notch and strong to this day.. Also, some nice guest appearances from Method Man, Raekwon, Nas, Big Noyd. Includes the hilarious "Drop A Gem On 'Em", "Hell On Earth", "Extortion", "More Trife Life", "Still Shinin'", "G.O.D. Pt III", "Nighttime Vultures", "Bloodsport" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed. Cover is a bit shopworn.)

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Wes MontgomeryTequila ... LP
Verve, 1966. Very Good- Gatefold ... $6.99
A classic from Wes Montgomery – and exactly the kind of record that made him a legend in the 60s! The set's one of Wes' collaborations with arranger Claus Ogerman – a key talent who was really on the rise at the time, and who understood how to perfectly balance Montgomery's unique sound on the guitar with larger arrangements in the back. There's a slightly Latin feel to some of the rhythms, as you might guess from the title – but it's very slight, and more there just to give the tracks a bit of a slink, in the classic full-on production way that Wes was using for his best Verve and A&M work in the late 60s. Titles include the classic groover "Bumpin On Sunset", plus the cuts "The Big Hurt", "Midnight Mood", "The Thumb", and "What The World Needs Now". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split top seam.)

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✨✧ Billy OceanLove Zone ... LP
Jive, 1986. Near Mint- ... $2.99
A big one for Billy Ocean – a set that's got some catchy beats on the bottom and plenty of sweetly crafted vocals over the top! The style's smooth, but never too much so – thanks to a nicely percolated sense of rhythm on most of the numbers – and in a way, the record represents a nice transition for Billy – a set that pushes him even further past his Caribbean roots into the mainstream of American soul. There's a bit of a quiet storm vibe on here, but one that's never too heavy or forced – and titles include "Love Zone", "Without You", "There'll Be Sad Songs", "Bitter Sweet", "It's Never Too Late To Try", "Showdown", "Promise Me", and "Love Is Forever". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover is still in the shrink with a hype sticker.)

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Ohio PlayersSkin Tight ... LP
Mercury, 1974. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $6.99
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.)

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✨✧ Johnny PrestonRunning Bear ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $24.99
Classic work by this Big Bopper protege – featuring the hit title cut, and Preston's takes on other tunes of the time! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing! Cover is nice, save for a small split on the the center of the top seam.)
 
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Tower Of PowerAin't Nothin Stoppin Us Now ... LP
Columbia, 1976. Very Good ... $2.99
No stopping Tower Of Power in the 70s – as the set's a cool Columbia session from the group, and one that features a well-crafted groove throughout! The overall approach is a bit warmer and less jamming than before – but in ways that really show the group hitting some strong notes on their soul tunes, especially some of the midtempo groovers that are really the big standouts here. The lineup features Chester Thompson on organ and keyboards, Greg Adams on trumpet and vocals, Edward McGee on lead vocals, and Lenny Pickett on saxes – and titles include "You Ought To Be Havin Fun", "Deal With It", "While We Went To The Moon", "Ain't Nothin Stoppin Us Now", and "Doin Alright". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has edge wear.)
Also available Ain't Nothin Stoppin Us Now ... CD 16.99

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

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Kent Carter, Charles Owens, Michael Mantler, SadaoJazz In The Classroom Vol 9 – A Tribute To Oliver Nelson ... LP
Berklee, Early 60s. Very Good ... $19.99
One of those great 60s albums from the Berklee School of music – filled with players who'd later go on to have a bigger role in the world of music! The lineup here features Kent Carter on bass, Hal McIntyre on tenor and clarinet, Charles Owens on alto and flute, Michael Mantler on trumpet, Gene Perla on piano and bass, Erroll Burke on tenor and clarinet, and Sadao Watanabe on flute and alto – and the record includes arrangements by Watanabe, Perla, and John Julian! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split top seam, and some other light wear.)

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✨✧ Joao DonatoDonato-Deodato ... LP
Muse, 1973. Very Good- ... $11.99
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 light stain on the bottom half, with a half split top seam, and split bottom seam.)
Also available Donato-Deodato ... LP 9.99

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Duke EllingtonDuke Ellington Early Recordings Vol 1 (10 inch LP) ... LP
X, 1927/1928. Very Good+ ... $19.99
A beautiful 10" LP from the 50s – one that brings together a selection of rare Ellington work from the late 20s! The recordings date from 1927 and 1928, and soloists include Bubber Miley, Tricky Sam Nanton, Harry Carney, and Barney Bigard – on tracks that include "Creole Love Call", "Black Beauty", "Jubilee Stomp", "Blues I Love To Sing", and "Harlem River Quiver". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label pressing, with red text and deep groove. Cover has a mostly split top seam and a stain along the bottom.)

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Lightnin HopkinsLightnin Hopkins Sings The Blues (Crown) ... LP
RPM/Crown, Late 40s/Early 50s. Very Good ... $38.99
Lightnin Hopkins sings the blues – and virtually helps reinvent the genre in the process with these classic Texas recordings for the RPM label! The style here is much rootsier than some of the postwar blues coming out from other scenes – quite spare, and almost more in a delta style of singer and guitar, without much else in the mix. Yet Hopkins' use of an electric instrument here is seminal – as he works the strings with these inflections and inspirations that would have a huge impact on countless other musicians to come – first blues contemporaries, then bigger talents in the world of rock in later decades. Yet there's still nothing better than these initial recordings – as few folks have a way of hitting the right modes in the right way like Lighnin – both vocally, where he's simple but extremely powerful – and instrumentally, where he can always grab us with just a surprising flick or two of his fingers on the strings. LP, Vinyl record album
(Grey label Crown pressing – nice and clean! Cover seams are split on top and spine.)

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Jazz CrusadersTalk That Talk ... LP
Pacific Jazz, Mid 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $6.99
One of the coolest records the Jazz Crusaders ever cut! The album's got their usual hard soul jazz quintet sound augmented by a bigger band – strangely uncredited on the record, but giving the group a lofty sound that pushes them into a whole new sound! The core style is still the LA soul jazz that the group virtually pioneered – but the added instrumentation gives them a hard-swinging feel that makes the album feel like a lost gem on MPS. Cool tracks include the group's strident reading of Edu Lobo's "Arrasto", a tenor-heavy version of "Walkin My Cat Named Dog", and the great original track "Turkish Black", which has some excellent organ work by Joe Sample! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a half split top seam.)

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Lloyd PriceMr Personality's 15 Hits ... LP
ABC, Late 50s/Early 60s. Good+ ... $2.99
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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Jimmy SmithBashin – The Unpredictable Jimmy Smith ... LP
Verve, 1962. Very Good- Gatefold ... $6.99
One of Jimmy Smith's biggest albums of the 60s – and a classic Verve pairing of his lean Hammond organ solos with the fuller, hard-swinging arrangements of Oliver Nelson! Nelson is working here at the height of his powers – backing Smith with a large group, but in a way that only seems to free him up to solo even more – pushing the tunes with an undeniable power from the all-star band, as Jimmy takes off on flights of soulful fancy over the top! Side two features some more stripped-down solo work – in the manner of Jimmy's later Blue Note sides – and the set includes the hit single "Walk On The Wild Side", plus the tracks "Bashin", "Step Right Up", and "Beggar For The Blues". LP, Vinyl record album

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Sonny StittSonny Stitt Plays Arrangements From the Pen Of Quincy Jones ... LP
Roost, 1955. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Sonny Stitt plus the early genius of Quincy Jones – a really great combination that makes for a standout session on Roost! As you might guess with Quincy handling the arrangements, the group here is bigger than usual for Stitt – especially given that the bulk of his Roost sessions were small group ones – but that aspect makes for a really strong record here, one that has Sonny's alto soaring out over the top of some hiply swinging Jones' charts, already infused with the kind of soul that would burst forth more famously in the 60s. Titles include a few nice originals, like "Quince" and "Sonny's Bunny", but even on the standards – like "Stardust", "Lover", and "Love Walked In" – Stitt's in top form, and solos with creativity and imagination that show him at the top of his talents! LP, Vinyl record album
(Fresh Sounds reissue.)

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SupremesSupremes A Go Go ... LP
Motown, 1966. Very Good- ... $9.99
One of the biggest charting LPs by The Supremes – and one of the best, too! The girls are opening it up a bit here – getting in on some of The Miracles Go Go action of the period, and laying down tunes that have a bit more of a northern groove to them – relying a bit more on a more steady overall groove than the hugely catchy choruses of some of their biggest hits. A groovy record – with a tight theme! Titles include "These Boots Are Made For Walking", "I Can't Help Myself", "Get Ready", "Money", "Hang On Sloopy", "Come & Get These Memories", "Shake Me, Wake Me", and "Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split top seam.)

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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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✨✧ ChampaignHow Bout Us ... LP
Columbia, 1981. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wonderful treasure from the early 80s soul scene – the first album from Champaign, and an instant winner right from the start! The group may not have been one of the bigger names of their time, but they really won a lot of favor with soul listeners over the years – and this album's one that turns up often in collections of top-shelf soul from the period – no surprise, given the classy, careful production – and the mix of jazzy riffing, tight rhythms, and well-crafted vocals – almost enough to put Champaign at the level of Earth Wind & Fire! The sound is just right – very soulful, with less of the too-commercial modes of some of their contemporaries – and titles include "Party People", "Whiplash", "I'm On Fire", "How Bout Us", "Can You Find The Time", "Dancin Together Again", "If One More Morning", and "Lighten Up". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp.)

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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
(In original shrinkwrap with hypesticker – Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ King PleasureMr Jazz (Solid State) ... LP
United Artists, Early 60s. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Despite the fact that he's one of the most influential jazz singers of all time (and certainly one with the biggest hit, as the original recording of "I'm In the Mood For Love" probably sold more copies than most other vocalese recordings combined), King Pleasure only ever cut three full albums – and this third one is the hardest to find! The album was recorded for United Artists during the time when Alan Douglas was cutting sides for the label, and it's very much in the same mode as his earlier recordings for Prestige and HiFi, apart from some occasional spare string backing that's added to the small group jazz playing. Pleasure's vocals are wonderful – incomparable, and right at the peak of vocalese sublimity – and the album's filled with great numbers like "That Old Black Magic (Diaper Pin)", "This Is Always", "Jazz Jump", "Don't Get Scared", "Swan Blues", and "Mean To Me", all completely transformed by Pleasure! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split top seam.)

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✨✧ Gil MelleQuadrama ... LP
Prestige, Mid 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sublime work from one of the true originals of 50s jazz! Gil Melle was a baritonist – but with a sound and approach that was completely unique – very different than bigger names on the instrument, like Jimmy Giuffre or Pepper Adams. He had an icy touch that was surprising for the instrument, crafted carefully in well-written compositions with longtime partner Joe Cinderella, an equally compelling guitarist who's working with Melle on this quartet session that also includes Shadow Wilson and George Duvivier. The tracks aren't as way-out as some of Melle's work, but they've got an edge that's undeniable – and which clearly set the tone for some of Jimmy Giuffre's work of the same period. Titles include "Walter Ego", "Full House", "Quadrama", and "Rush Hour In Hong Kong". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label pressing with a 50th St NYC address, RVG stamp, and a deep groove. NOTE: Cover is stained on back, ripped a few inches in one corner – and top seam and part of spine are split. Record is clean, with light surface marks.)

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

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✨✧ Gerald WilsonPortraits ... LP
Pacific Jazz, Mid 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent album from Gerald Wilson – one that features some of his most inventive writing and arranging to date! The album's a perfect balance between the two sides of LA jazz in the 60s – the soul jazz groove, and the growing modern scene – which often didn't get the larger exposure it needed, but would sometimes peek forth under the guidance of mainstream figures like Wilson. The set features very strong solo work by hip LA players like Jimmy Woods on alto, Jack Wilson on piano, Harold Land on tenor, and Joe Pass on guitar – and the tracks are all tributes to some of Wilson's biggest influences – so "Eric" is dedicated to Eric Dolphy, "Ravi" to Ravi Shankar, "Paco" to the great Spanish matador, and so on. The whole thing's quite hip, and another example of how Wilson could perfectly balance the modernist impulses of the LA underground with a tight sense of arrangement and presentation that helped him reach a very wide audience at the time. LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Pacific Jazz pressing. Cover has a split top seam and light stains on the bottom 3 inches.)

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✨✧ T-ConnectionT-Connection ... LP
Dash, 1978. Used ... Out Of Stock
A soaring stormer from T-Connection – and a set that has them sounding even better than before! There's a perfection here the group didn't have with earlier releases – a quality that goes way past indie funk ensemble, into the realm of some of the best mainstream acts on the bigger labels at the time – company shared by a rare few, like Earth Wind & Fire, Ohio Players, or the Bar-Kays! Things are every bit as funky as before – but there's a way of putting the tunes together that really blows us away – fusing all the elements together perfectly, and making everything work towards the groove – yet all without making anything sound too slick or polished either. Mighty nice all the way through – and titles include "Funky Lady", "Don't Stop The Music", "Funkannection", "Saturday Night", "At Midnight", and "Love Supreme". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)
Also available T-Connection (with bonus tracks) ... CD 6.99

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✨✧ GeniusWords From The Genius ... LP
Cold Chillin, 1991. Used ... Out Of Stock
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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