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Laurie AndersonUnited States – Live (5LP set) ... LP
Warner, 1983. Near Mint- 5 LPs ... $14.99
Recorded live at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York City, February 7-10, 1983. A HUGE amount of material! Includes the tracks "Say Hello", "Walk The Dog", "Violin Solo", "Closed Circuits", "For A Large And Changing Room", "Pictures Of It", "Language Of The Future", "Reverb", "If You Can't Talk About It, Point To It", "City Song", "Finnish Farmers", "Democratic Way", "Private Property", "Neon Duet", "Difficult Listening Hour", "So Happy Birthday", "Dance Of Electricity", "Sax Duet", "Born, Never Asked", "From The Air", "Beginning French", "Talkshow", "Cello Solo", "Blue Lagoon", "Stiff Neck", "Hothead", "Telephone Song", "Sweaters", "We've Got Four Big Clocks", "I Dreamed I Had To Take A Test", "Big Top", "It Was Up In The Mountains", "Big Science", "Red Map", "Strike", "False Documents", and many, many more! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes all the inner sleeves. Box has some wear and a few creases.)

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✨✧ BlackbyrdsFlying Start ... LP
Fantasy, 1974. Very Good Gatefold ... $7.99
Not the band's first album – as you might think from the "start" in the title – but a classic batch of jazzy, funky, and soulful grooves from The Blackbyrds – one of those combos that few groups could match back in the 70s! The set's got a beautifully put-together feel – tight enough to crossover somewhat big with a larger audience than the group's previous effort – but still filled with the kind of righteous energy that first got them going, a sublime mix of jazzy rhythms and soulful elements, all held together tightly by production from Donald Byrd. Tracks include the big hit "Walking In Rhythm", which was an oft-spun 45 back in the day – plus some great funk moments, like the tasty "Spaced Out", the choppy "The Baby", and the captivating "Blackbyrds Theme". Other cuts include "Future Children Future Hopes", "I Need You", and "April Showers". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, a 3" split on the top seam, and a 'sound purchase' sticker.)
Also available Flying Start ... LP 15.99

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Bill DoggettBest Of Bill Doggett – The Man With The Big Beat ... LP
King, Late 50s-Mid 60s. Very Good ... $6.99
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(Black label pressing. Cover has light wear, a mostly split top seam, a partially split bottom seam, and an ink stamp on the back.)

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EmotionsSincerely ... LP
Red Label, 1984. Very Good+ ... $0.99
A great comeback for The Emotions – a post-Columbia album issued after a few years away from the business – but one that still has the girls' very much at the top of their game! The record's got a wonderful feel that's quite different from other directions the group might have pursued at the time – and most tracks are free from the too-commercial sounds that other female artists were shouldered with at the time – styles that oddly were often inspired by The Emotions' big successes of the late 70s. The vocals are great throughout – mixing leads and harmonies nicely – and arrangements are handled by Benjamin Wright, Billy Osborne, and Wayne Vaughn. Most tunes have a mellow or midtempo groove – with definite 80s instrumentation on keyboards and beats, but never in a way that's too over the top. Titles include "All Things Come In Time", "Sincerely", "Can't Blow Out The Candle", "You're The One", "Are You Through With My Heart", "Never Let Another", and "I Can Do Anything". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Maynard FergusonMF Horn 4 & 5 – Live At Jimmys ... LP
Columbia, 1974. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $1.99
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
(Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ Heaven & EarthThat's Love ... LP
WMOT/Fantasy, 1981. Very Good ... $4.99
A great little album from Heaven & Earth – recorded after their big years on Mercury, but with Philly production that gives them a nice fresh sound! The production's a lot more in a modern soul vein than before – but the harmonies are top-shelf all the way, and seem to stretch out even more than on earlier albums, hitting ranges that are normally the province of indie soul recordings from the early 70s, instead of slicker ones from the early 80s. "That's Love" is a great soul number that reminds us of the building emotion of the group's classic "Guess Who's Back In Town" – and other good tracks include "I Really Love You", "You're A Blessing", and "Give Love One More Chance". LP, Vinyl record album

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InvitationsRSVP ... LP
Liberty, 1959. Very Good ... $0.49
Harmony vocals and Russ Garcia backings – a wonderful combination that makes for a very groovy little album! The set's the Liberty debut by The Invitations – an all male quintet who step out with strong inspiration from The HiLos or some of the other big vocal groups of the time – but who also work here with some slight exotic touches, in keeping with their Hawaiian roots. The combination of modes is really great – extremely evocative, especially on the tunes that flow with a nice midtempo pace – which is pretty much most of the work on the album! Titles include "Mr Wonderful", "Invitation", "Hawaiian Hospitality", "Nani Waimea", "Sweet Someone", "Princess Poo Poo-ly", "Hawaii Calls", and "Mauna Loa". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing. Cover has light wear, with tape on the top and bottom seams and along the opening.)

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Quincy JonesBirth Of A Band ... LP
Mercury, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A very swingin, very groovy early album from Quincy – one that's clearly in the big band mode, but handled with soulful touches that really set it apart from the genre! The band is a great one all the way through – and the album features solos by Zoot Sims, Jerome Richardson, Phil Woods, Clark Terry, and Harry Edison. Tracks are very often in a soul jazz mode – arranged by Quincy and Melba Liston – and featuring versions of some of the best jazz compositions of the time. Titles include "Moanin", "I Remember Clifford", "Along Came Betty", and "Whisper Not". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo with deep groove. Cover has a light crease on one corner and a small center split on the top seam.)

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✨✧ Jean KnightMr Big Stuff ... LP
Stax, 1970. Good+ ... $11.99
Jean Knight's classic – and a monumental album of funky female soul that was one of the best albums in the "second generation" Stax era! You probably know the title cut, as it was her biggest hit, and the inspiration for loads of "answer" songs (some of which came from the James Brown camp!) – but the whole album's great, and filled with raw female soul material produced by Wardell Quezquerque with an edge that's a bit harder than the usual Stax set of the time! Titles include "Mr Big Stuff", "Take Him", "Think It Over", "Your Six Bit Change", and "You City Slicker". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a mostly split bottom seam and half split top seam with moderate wear.)

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✨✧ Sergio MendesSergio Mendes & The New Brasil '77 ... LP
Elektra, 1977. Very Good- ... $5.99
One of the funkiest albums Sergio Mendes ever recorded – a monster of a record that's filled with enough dancefloor groovers to have had a big impact on the soul market in the US! There's still elements of the older Mendes modes – especially in the way the vocals float nicely through the mix – but the overall groove is polished 70s soul, with plenty of jazzy touches – similar to the modern soul generation coming up on labels like Capitol or Elektra at the time. The group delivers a landmark version of Stevie Wonder's "The Real Thing" – a killer stepper that's kept the album alive for years – and other tracks include "Why", "Love City", "Mozambique", "Love Me Tomorrow", "P-Ka-Boo", and "Peninsula". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has an unglued top seam.)

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Jimmy SmithBucket ... LP
Blue Note, 1963. Good+ ... $4.99
One of the last Jimmy Smith albums for Blue Note, and a tasty trio session that features Quentin Warren on guitar and Donald Baily on drums. The tracks are short, but very groovy – with a tighter sound than on some of Smith's other Blue Note trio albums, and the same kind of in-the-pocket sound that made his Crazy Baby album a big hit. Includes a very groovy remake of "John Brown's Body", the original groovers "Bucket" and "Sassy Mae", and a nice modal tune called "3 For 4". LP, Vinyl record album
(New York mono pressing, with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has some stains and a large center split on the top seam.)

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Jack TeagardenBig T's Dixieland Band ... LP
Capitol, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $2.99
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(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has some splitting on the top seam.)

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Jimmy WebbWords & Music ... LP
Reprise, 1970. Very Good ... $8.99
Although Jimmy Webb is best known to the world for the pop hits he gave LA when he was a wee wee lad ("MacArthur Park", "Up Up & Away", etc), he also has a lesser-known recording history, the better part of which is represented by his early recordings for Reprise. This album has a very different sound than you'd expect from Jimmy's hits – and features sort of a hip insider LA kind of semi-singer/songwriter sound, plus some C&W influences, set in wild baroque arrangements. The songwriting is far more complex, and far more far-reaching than Webb's pop writing for other artists – and although it sometimes doesn't always work, the album has an enigmatic pull that keeps us returning to it more than we'd expect. Titles include "P.F. Sloan", "Carless Weed", "Psalm One-Five-O", and "Music For An Unmade Movie", a suite in 3 parts that takes up a big chunk of the album. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear with a partially split top seam.)

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✨✧ WhoMeaty Beaty Big & Bouncy ... LP
Decca, 1971. Very Good- ... $3.99
A classic greatest hits package from The Who – one that had almost as much life as any of their major full length albums, and a set that served to re-introduce new audiences to the group after the success of Tommy and Who's Next! Most of the tracks here predate those albums – pulled from the group's earliest years, and awash in mod rhythms, tight guitars, and lyrics that are quite edgey – even in the format of a two-minute pop tune. Titles include "Boris The Spider", "Happy Jack", "Pictures Of Lily", "My Generation", "The Seeker", "I Can't Explain", "The Kids Are Alright", "Anyway Anyhow Anywhere", "A Legal Matter", "Substitute", "I'm A Boy", and "Pinball Wizard". LP, Vinyl record album
(Later pressing on MCA. Cover has an unglued top seam.)

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✨✧ Bill WithersMaking Music ... LP
Columbia, 1975. Very Good- ... Just Sold Out!
Damn! Bill Withers can never do wrong in our book – and this album is definitely case in point! The set marks Bill's big move from Sussex Records to Columbia, and it's the start of an amazing run in the late 70s – completely sublime soul that wraps up all Withers' roots from the earlier part of the decade, and focuses them beautifully in some sweet keyboard-driven grooves! Bill's voice is marvelous – that raspily charming sound that no other soul singer could ever match – and the album features arrangements from Larry Nash, who plays keyboards on the date along with Dave Grusin. Electric piano makes for plenty of great moments – and titles include his classic "Hello Like Before", plus "The Best You Can", "Make Love To Your Mind", "Paint Your Pretty Picture", and "Don't You Want To Stay". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has an unglued top seam.)

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Stevie WonderTalking Book ... LP
Tamla, 1972. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
One of the classics, and an album that's filled with a sense of majesty and power that will knock you dead – despite the stupid cover of Stevie sitting on a hill, playing in the dirt! By this point, Stevie knows he's on top of the world – and he's honing the sophisticated experiments of the previous few albums into a tightly woven pop sound that would pay Motown a huge dividend for letting him take chances with his music! Includes the big hits "You Are The Sunshine Of My Life" and "Superstition", plus the amazing mellow synthesizer classic "You've Got It Bad Girl" and the fuzzy funky "Maybe Your Baby". Great stuff, and one that won't let you down! LP, Vinyl record album
(Spanish pressing in a non-gatefold cover.)

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✨✧ Cheech & ChongWedding Album ... LP
A&M/Ode, 1974. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Cheech & Chong return with their Wedding Album – which features their all time great, never to be topped glam metal parody "Earache, My Eye" (Cheech as Alice Bowie) – a tune all the more hilarious given the big, gaudy Lou Adler production! That 5 1/2 minute midsection darn nearly overshadows the rest of the album, but the 70s top popular counterculture comedy duo still brings the goods on skits like "Championship Wrestling", "Wake Up America", "Black Lassie (A Great American Dog)", "Coming Attractions", "Three Little Pigs" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(In the original textured cover, including the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Arnett CobbParty Time ... LP
Prestige, 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 and RVG stamp. Cover has worn corners and wide clear tape on the top seam.)

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✨✧ Diamond & The Psychotic NeuroticsStunts, Blunts, & Hip Hop ... LP
Mercury, 1992. Used 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The early 90s hip hop masterpiece from Diamond D! Along with Showbiz and AG's first EP, and Lord Finesse's first couple releases, this record helped introduce the world to one of the most solid crews in hip hop, DITC – who reigned supreme for years, making top quality records one after another. The classic and oft-imitated Diamond beats laid the blueprint for so much hip hop to follow – and the titles include "Sally Got A One Track Mind," "Best Kept Secret," "I'm Outta Here," "Check One, Two", "Freestyle (Yo That's The Sh..)" and more! Loads of great guest stars, like Lakim Shabazz, Big L, Fat Joe, and Brand Nubian. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original promo pressing with one red and one purple label, DMM etching, and an actual parental advisory sticker on the front of the cover. Cover has a crinkled corner.)
Also available Stunts, Blunts, & Hip Hop ... LP

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✨✧ Ella Fitzgerald & Duke EllingtonElla Fitzgerald Sings The Duke Ellington Song Book Vol 1 ... LP
Verve, Late 50s. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Ella's performing songs written by or associated with Duke–what could be better? Here she's backed by two different Ellington groups–-one a big band, the other a small group, whose members included Stuff Smith, Barney Kessel, and Ben Webster. Titles include "Rockin' In Rhythm", "Caravan", "Take The A Train", "Clementine", and "Perdido", all performed with the with the big band, and "Satin Doll", "It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)", "Cottontail", and "Do Nothing Till You Here From Me", backed by the small group. Sublime! LP, Vinyl record album
(Deep groove pressing. Cover has some wear and mostly split top seams.)
 
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Manny Albam & Ernie WilkinsDrum Suite ... LP
RCA, 1956. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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. Cover has light wear and half split seams.)

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Ruby BraffYou're Getting To Be A Habit With Me ... LP
Stereocraft, 1961. Very Good- ... $19.99
We're not normally the biggest fans of Ruby Braff – but this is a great little album, thanks to some strong instrumentation! The group on the set's a sextet – with Ruby leading on trumpet, plus Mundell Lowe on guitar, Don Elliott on vibes, Milt Hinton on bass, Don Lamond on drums, and either Hank Jones or Nat Pierce on piano. The use of vibes and guitar creates a sound that gets past the hoke of other Braff sessions – shading in the tunes with moody colors and tones that provide a good contrast to the sweetness of Braff's horn, creating a juxtaposition that gives the set more edge than you might expect. Titles include "Cabin In The Pines", "Lazy", "Someday Sweetheart", "If Dreams Come True", and "Let's Do It". LP, Vinyl record album
(Bell pressing. Cover has some splitting on the top seam and a bit of gloss peeling on the spine.)

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Brewer & ShipleyDown In LA ... LP
A&M, 1968. Very Good ... $6.99
The A&M debut of Brewer & Shipley – and a set that's got a lot deeper sound than the duo's later radio hits! There's a youthful, earnest feel going on here – touched with a bit of sunshine, too – all in that wonderfully fresh feel you'll get from the early A&M forays into rock – this magical vibe that's not nearly as posturing, or as self-conscious as some of the heavier projects from bigger labels at the time. Songwriting is sensitive, delivered beautifully by the two voices – and instrumentation often has acoustic elements that echo the love of country that was bubbling in the LA scene of this late 60s Byrds generation. Yet the vibe is quite different than anything you might know, too – almost somewhere between the Roger Nichols Trio and Lambert & Nuttycomb – showing a nice A&M evolution that links together both acts. Titles include "She Thinks", "Truly Right", "Green Bamboo", "Dreamin In The Shade", "Love Love", and "An Incredible State Of Affairs". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and a mostly split top seam.)

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Gustav BromPozdrav Orchestru ... LP
Supraphon (Czech Republic), 1960s/1970s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
A sweet little double-length collection of work by one of the hippest bandleaders of the Eastern European scene – the mighty Gustav Brom, whose style is right up there with the best work on Saba/MPS from the late 60s and early 70s! Like some of the bigger groups on that label, Brom's always goes for a hipper, more contemporary approach to rhythm – sometimes funky, sometimes modal – always hard-driving, and filled with creative instrumental explosions. A number of tracks feature electric elements in the rhythms – keyboards, guitar, or bass – and players on the record include some of the greats of Brom's scene – such as Bosko Petrovic on vibes, Peter Herbholzheimer on trombone, Ack Van Rooyen on trumpet, and Aura Ursicenau on vocals. 2LP set features Brom recordings that are mostly from the 70s, plus a few more from the 60s – with titles that include "Vzpominka", "Jazz Bolero", "Ve Zvuku Trubky", "Male Rondo Pro Trubku", "Vztek", "Non Stop", "Kontury", "Vsichni Lide Bratry Jsou", "Tanecek Pro Dva", "Nocni Let", "Predstavy A Skutecnost", and "Model". LP, Vinyl record album

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Peabo Bryson & Roberta FlackBorn To Love ... LP
Capitol, 1983. Near Mint- ... $0.99
The beautiful full scale duets set from Peabo Bryson and Roberta Flack – a record that's no doubt defined by it's biggest hit – but the rest is just as great! Born To Love kicks off with "Tonight I Celebrate My Love For You" – a song that's doubtlessly one of the most inescapable slow dance classics ever – and if its ubiquity overshadows the rest of the record, that's not because it's any less excellent! Peabo's affectionate style is in top form here, and Roberta is such a perfect duet partner – with plenty of lead moments of her own. It definitely feels like a perfectly balanced partnership. The record's got some lovely slow jams on par with the aforementioned pop soul standard, plus some great ones that up the tempo a little bit. Other titles include "Blame It On Me", "Born To Love", "Heaven Above Me", "Comin' Alive", "Can We Find Love Again", "You're Looking Like Love To Me" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp and razor mark.)

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✨✧ English BeatI Just Can't Stop It ... LP
Sire, 1980. Very Good- ... $4.99
The first album from The English Beat – and not only is it one of the most essential of the English ska revival era of the late 70s and early 80s – it's one the most enduring records of 1980 in any genre! The English Beat, like the best of their peers, used ska and rocksteady inspiration to fuel their own contemporary UK sound – and it sounds great to this day! The rhythms and tighter and punchier here than on later records, with some pop, mod and soul lacing their songwriting and vocals, too. A landmark! Includes "Mirror In The Bathroom", "Hands Off. . .She's Mine", "Twist & Crawl", "Big Shot", "Best Friend", "Jackpot" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)
Also available I Just Can't Stop It ... CD 2.99

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5th Dimension5th Dimension Live! ... LP
Bell, 1971. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $2.99
A groovy little live album from The 5th Dimension – not nearly as smoothly polished as their studio albums, in a way that really makes the set stand out nicely! The vocals are still completely top-shelf – a heavenly sound that's hard to believe comes from five mere mortals – but the musical backings are a bit more rough-edged and soul-based – a harder groove than the group gets on their full albums, in a way that provides a great contrast to the harmonies on the lyrics! There's also a great sense of "liveness" to the set – patter from the group before the tunes, and some upbeat medleys of some of their bigger hits – strung together in ways that are a lot nicer than just simple live remakes of familiar songs. Titles include "I Just Want To Be Your Friend", "Eli's Coming", "Never My Love", "Shake Your Tambourine", "Ode To Billie Joe", "I Want To Take You Higher", and two longer medleys of hits! LP, Vinyl record album
(Back cover has some staining.)

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Four TopsStill Waters Run Deep ... LP
Motown, 1970. Very Good ... $5.99
Possibly the last big hit that the Four Tops ever cut for Motown – and proof that they could still turn out strong material, as was later proven by their work at ABC. The title cut – "Still Waters (Run Deep)" – is one of those always enjoyable, surprisingly sophisticated little pop soul tunes – and the record features a lot of other nice moments like "Love Is The Answer", "Reflections", "I Wish I Were Your Mirror", "Bring Me Together", and a reprise of "Still Waters". Nice use of moog, too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has ring & edge wear, with a fully split spine.)

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✨✧ Al GreenAl Green ... LP
Bell, 1972. Very Good- ... $8.99
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 some wear and a cutout notch.)

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Herbie HancockMagic Windows ... LP
Columbia, 1981. Very Good- ... $7.99
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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Johnny HartmanVoice That Is ... LP
Impulse, 1964. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $24.99
At the time of this album, Johnny Hartman definitely was the voice that is – a singer with a new level of maturity for the 60s, and a voice that's far more masculine than the geeky look of the photo on the cover! Hartman's sound here is smooth and warm, but never in a too-commercial way – a great antidote to some of the bigger singers of his generation, and cast perfectly here in some lightly jazzy arrangements by Bob Hammer. A few tracks feature backing by a quartet led by Hank Jones – and the rest feature a slightly larger group with 2 guitars and some nice Latin percussion. Titles include "Funny World", "Waltz For Debbie", "It Never Entered My Mind", "Let Me Love You", "My Ship", "The Day The World Stopped Turning", "Slow Hot Wind", and "The More I See You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange & black label stereo pressing, with Van Gelder stamp. Cover is nice.)

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

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New York CityI'm Doin' Fine Now ... LP
Chelsea, 1972. Near Mint- ... $12.99
Man, that east coast harmony sound couldn't miss in the 70s – as proven by the huge AM radio success of New York City! The band wasn't the greatest harmony group in the world – although they did feature John Brown, who'd cut his teeth in the Five Satins – but when you teamed them up with production by Thom Bell, and backing from the Sigma Sound Studios, they created an unstoppable sound that was a perfect pop peddling of the harmony group sound. This album was their biggest – and it includes the classic "I'm Doin' Fine Now", plus lots of other nice tracks like "Hang Your Head In Shame", "Quick, Fast, In A Hurry", "Uncle James", and "Reach Out". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch & some light wear.)

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✨✧ Edwin StarrInvolved ... LP
Gordy, 1971. Very Good ... $6.99
One of the most righteous albums ever from Edwin Starr – as if you couldn't guess from the title and cover! The set has Starr reprising his "War" hit at the start, then rolling through a whole run of heavy tracks with the great Norman Whitfield – who takes Edwin into some of the same psychedelic soul territory that he forged with the Temptations – a mode that has lots of heavy bass at the bottom, lots of fuzz in the guitars, and a really majestic sense of arrangements that's far more moving than some of the more commercial Motown material of the time. Edwin knocks it out of the park – and does a 13 minute version of "Ball of Confusion", plus tracks like "Stand!", "Cloud Nine", "Stop The War", "Funky Music Sho Nuff Turns Me On", and his big hit "War". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and a cutout notch.)
Also available Involved (with bonus tracks) ... CD 13.99

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Sonny StittSonny Stitt Plays Arrangements From the Pen Of Quincy Jones ... LP
Roost, 1955. Very Good ... $24.99
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 gorup 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
(Blue label Royal Roost pressing. Cover has some marker on back.)

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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
(Deep groove pressing. Cover has a name in marker, some staining along the the top seam, and some wear.)

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Johnnie TaylorBest Of Johnnie Taylor ... LP
Stax, Late 60s/Early 70s. Sealed ... $4.99
A streamlined set of Johnnie's biggest for Stax – 11 tracks that sum up Johnnie's unique blend of southern soul and wit, touched with all the harder bluesy touches of these years! Tracks include "Who's Making Love", "Steal Away", "We're Getting Careless With Our Love", "Love Bones", "Cheaper To Keep Her", "Testify", "Somebody's Been Sleeping In My Bed", and "Take Care Of Your Homework". LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a small hole at the top.)

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Jack McDuffMidnight Sun ... LP
Prestige, 1967. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Hard to find McDuff album that features some great material recorded during the mid 60s, and not available elsewhere! The album features a setting that's mostly quartet material – with McDuff's classic group of Red Holloway, George Benson, and Joe Dukes, but on one track, they're backed by the bigger arrangements of Benny Golson, who was doing some great work with the group at the time! Tracks are fairly long, with lots of fire from McDuff and Benson – and titles include "Stop It", "Midnight Sun", "Love Walked In", and "Misconstrued". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has a cutout hole and a mark from sticker removal.)

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✨✧ BT ExpressDo It (Til You're Satisfied) ... LP
Scepter, 1974. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The monumental debut of BT Express – and an excellent funk album that often gets overlooked by fans of the music because of the band's bigger fame as a disco group! This first record has the combo grooving hard and instrumentally – in the mode of a tight blacksploitation soundtrack, with plenty of tight wah wah guitar riffing, conga beats, and funky flute and sax – topped off by just the right amount of strings to make the set soar even more! The album's best known for the title track "Do It (Til You're Satisfied)" – which was a big hit, but is still an excellent groover – and the set also includes loads of other great cuts too – like "Express", which was the original song that the created the JBs' response track "Monorail"; "This House is Smokin'", which has lots of funky descending horn bits; and other great tunes that include "Mental Telepathy", "If It Don't Turn You On", and "Do You Like It". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ray CharlesGenius Of Ray Charles ... LP
Atlantic, 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Some of Ray's biggest tracks for Atlantic, including many remakes of standards like "Just For A Thrill", "Don't Let The Sun Catch You Cryin", "Am I Blue", and "It Had To Be You". You've heard it all a million times, but it's still beautiful stuff – and it's extra nice to hear on wax! The record also has a few nice jazz-oriented highlights, too, like playing by Zoot Sims, David Fathead Newman, and Paul Gonsalves – plus a trumpet solo "Alexander's Ragtime Band" by a young Marcus Belgrave! LP, Vinyl record album
(Pink & tan label stereo pressing. Back cover has some staining along the top & bottom seams.)
 
 
 



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