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Mose AllisonAutumn Song ... LP
Prestige, 1959. Very Good ... $11.99
Mose Allison's last album for Prestige Records – before moving onto even bigger fame at Columbia and Atlantic during the 60s! Unlike Allison's later sets, this one is mostly instrumental – but there are a few sweet vocal tracks that bring out the hip, rootsy lyrical modes that would make Mose a big hit with the mod scene overseas – including the classic "Eyesight To The Blind", plus "That's All Right" and "Do Nothing Till You Here From Me". The remaining piano trio sides have a great rollicking groove – rootsy, yet slightly modern too – with bass by Addison Farmer and drums from Ronnie Free – on titles that include "Promenade", "It's Crazy", "Strange", "Autumn Song", and "Groovin High". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original yellow label pressing with deep groove, New Jersey address and RVG stamp. Cover has partial splitting on the top & bottom seams and some aging on the back.)

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Gene AmmonsGolden Tone Of Gene Ammons (Golden Saxophone Of Gene Ammons) ... LP
Savoy, Late 40s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A nice collection of Gene Ammons' work that doesn't always get as well remembered as his sides for Prestige or Chess – late 40s bop recordings for Savoy, done in a wonderfully full-voiced tone! The set features Gene's classic "Red Top", plus the great two part "Big Slam", and the titles "Chips", "Goodtime Blues", "Fuzzy", "Jim Dawgs", and "Street Of Dreams". The album doesn't list personnel at all for the tracks, or dates – but the music speaks volumes on its own! LP, Vinyl record album
(Maroon label pressing. Cover has a small split at the bottom seam, but is nice overall.)

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Archie Bell & The DrellsTighten Up ... LP
Atlantic, 1968. Very Good ... $24.99
An incredible bit of southern funk – the first landmark LP by Archie Bell & The Drells, and the first big burst of energy from the Texas scene of the 60s! The album's incredible – with Archie up front on rough-hewn vocals, the band grooving in a mad tangle of guitar, bass, and drums, and some super-fierce horn work by the TSU Tornadoes! You've no doubt heard the band's classic "Tighten Up (part 1)", but this album also includes the incredible "part 2" to the track – which takes the groove a million miles higher! And the whole album's equally great – filled with other tight soul gems that include "A Thousand Wonders", "I Don't Want To Be A Playboy", "Give Me Time", and "When You Left Heartache Began". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue & green label pressing. Cover has a partially split top seam, a cutout hole, and some light wear.)
Also available
Tighten Up ... CD 8.99
Tighten Up ... CD 14.99

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Richard BerryRichard Berry & The Dreamers ... LP
Crown, Late 50s. Very Good ... $13.99
An excellent album of hard R&B tunes from the great Richard Berry! The tracks are a mix of Clyde McPhatter/Jesse Belvin mellow, and some of the wilder weirder styles that Berry used when singing with The Flairs. Titles include "The Big Break", "Daddy Daddy", "Please Tell Me", "Pretty Brown Eyes", "Next Time", and "I Am Bewildered". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a split top seam and mostly split spine.)

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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 splitting on the top seam.)
Also available Flying Start ... LP 15.99

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Clarke Boland Big BandJazz Is Universal ... LP
Atlantic, 1962. Very Good ... $6.99
Great early genius from the Clarke Boland Big Band – proof that Kenny and Francy were onto something great, right from the start! The album really has the group hitting the heights of their MPS years – stretching out way past earlier big band modes, into the hip mix of rhythms and soulful solos that made the ensemble unlike any other group in the 60s – a really groundbreaking approach to their music, delivered by a range of top-shelf players! Arrangements are by Boland, who also plays piano – and other group members include Benny Bailey and Jimmy Deuchar on trumpets, Derek Humble on alto sax, Carl Drewo and Zoot Sims on tenor, Sahib Shihab on baritone sax and flute, and Ake Persson on trombone – plus rhythm from the rock-solid duo of Jimmy Woode on bass and Kenny Clarke on drums. Titles include the Latin-tinged "Los Bravos", and more great originals by Boland – including "Volutes", "The Styx", "Charon's Ferry", and "Box 703 Washington DC" – plus versions of "Gloria" and "Last Train From Overbrook". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing. Cover has a small cutout hole and a bit of pen on back.)

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✨✧ EkseptionEkseption 5 ... LP
Philips, 1972. Very Good+ ... $8.99
Ah for the days when Holland seemed to be filled with hard-jamming fusion combos! Ekseption were one of the country's best – and crossed over big to the rock crowd during the prog years. Here, on their 5th album, the group's actually pretty jazzy overall – taking a few tips from classical influences, but also doing many tunes on their own, and really working out some nice heavy riffing solos. Loads of great organ solos – and titles include "My Son", "Pie", "Midbar Session", "A La Turka", "Siciliano", "For Example/For Sure", and "Virginal". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split top seam.)

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Rolf Ericson & His All American StarsRolf Ericson & His All American Stars ... LP
EmArcy, 1956. Very Good ... $6.99
A key American album from trumpeter Rolf Ericson – a player with roots in the Swedish scene, but one who also made some big waves on the west coast during the 50s! Although Rolf was living in the US at the time of the date, the set was actually recorded in Sweden, on a tour of that nation – with a killer group that features Cecil Payne on baritone, Duke Jordan on piano, Art Taylor on drums, and John Simmons on bass – a tight little quintet who give Ericson's trumpet one of its greatest settings on record so far! There's a nice dark edge to some of the best numbers – most of which are originals by members of the group – and titles include "Forecast", "Vacker Flicka", "Visby Groove Alley", "Flight To Jordan", a medley of "I Cover The Waterfront"/"Laura"/"Everything Happens To Me", and "This Time The Dream's On Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label drummer logo pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split top seam.)

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Maynard FergusonMF Horn 3 ... LP
Columbia, 1973. Near Mint- ... $2.99
Funky funky Maynard – and a sweet set of electric big band jazz that's got plenty of nice moments! The album features a core rhythm group that really goes to town – jamming in sort of a Clarke-Boland sort of way, with lots of propulsive changes that create a full-on and often funky groove – as Maynard and other horns blow like mad over the top, sending the album into screaming, soaring grooves that almost never let up. The record was Maynard's first US effort in a long time – and was produced by Teo Macero with a very electric-conscious sound that further enforced the hipness of the music! Titles include "Pochahontas", "Awright Awright", "Nice N Juicy", "SOMF", and "Mother Fingers". LP, Vinyl record album

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Gang StarrMoment Of Truth ... LP
Noo Trybe, 1998. Sealed 3LP Gatefold ... $79.99
A later effort from Gang Starr that's just as dope as their earlier classics! By the late 90s, a lot of their of Gang Starr's peers of similar vintage were starting to fall off creatively and commercially – hence the title – but Guru and Premier would have none of that. Guru's rhymes are as dexterous and on point ever, and Premier's tried-and-true gritty beats and jazzy samples style is also at near peak strength. A bit underrated in the Gang Starr canon, but it's truly top notch work. Includes "You Know My Steez", "Rep Grows Bigga", "Work", "Make Em Pay" with Krumb Snatcha, "Above The Clouds" with Inspectah Deck, "Betrayal" with a sharp turn by Scarface, "The Militia" with Big Shug & Freddie Foxxx, "BI Vs Friendship" with MOP and more. 20 tracks in all! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Dizzy GillespieDizzy Gillespie & His Big Band ... LP
GNP, 1948. Good ... $6.99
A legendary bit of cubop! Diz is playing here with the band that virtually invented Latin Jazz – the one that featured Chano Pozo on conga, plus great soloists like James Moody and Ernie Henry – all blowing beautifully in a style that's one of the most perfect realizations of the cubop Latin Jazz groove of the time! The recording was done live, but the quality's strong – and titles include "Good Bait", "Emanon", "Ool Ya Koo", and a classic reading of "Manteca"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Really great 50s pressing – with a swirling cartoony graphic and nice heavy deep groove vinyl, which has a number of marks and plays with some crackles. Cover has split top seam and a partially split bottom.)

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Johnny HodgesDon't Sleep In The Subway ... LP
Verve, 1967. Very Good Gatefold ... $4.99
Although the set's a groovy batch of shorter jazz tracks, with larger arrangements by Jimmy Jones, Hodges still solos nicely, and with that trademark tone that always cuts through the b.s.! The title cut's a mis-chosen version of Petula Clark's big hit, but the record's actually got some other nice moments, like "Heel Kickin", "Eydie-Dee-Dee", "Some Fun", and "Everytime She Walks". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split top seam & some wear.)

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Bill HolmanIn A Jazz Orbit ... LP
Andex, 1958. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A wonderful showcase for the arranging talents of Bill Holman – one that steps off with a more straightforward and swinging style than some of his work of the time for the Stan Kenton group! Holman here is in a great mode that bridges the large group styles of the swing years and the changes in big band sounds that would take place in the 60s – and he's almost prefacing the style of the Clarke Boland Big Band by writing charts here that pack a real punch on the ensemble passages, yet which also rely very strongly on breakaway horn solos to tear up the tunes! The strength of the players is a key factor in the success of the album – as soloists include Frank Rosolino, Jack Sheldon, Herb Geller, Richie Kamuca, and Holman himself – on titles that include "Kissin Bug", "You Go To My Head", "Far Down Below", "Aura", "Theme & Variation #2", and "No Heat". LP, Vinyl record album
(Italian pressing on Jolly. Cover has a sticker on front and a split on the top seam.)

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Plas JohnsonBop Me Daddy ... LP
Tampa, 1957. Very Good- ... $24.99
That's quite an image on the cover – and quite a record as well – as the set's one of the best chances you'll get to hear tenor giant Plas Johnson blowing loose and free in the 50s! Plas did countless studio sessions with other artists, and recorded some mellower sides for Capitol Records too – but this mid 50s indie side has Johnson blowing strong, soulful tenor at a level that matches 50s R&B-styled players like Rusty Bryant or Big Jay McNeeley – both of whom would be a good comparison to the sound on this set! And while the title has the word "bop", the overall approach is more blues-drenched – in a pre-soul jazz style – with piano, bass, and drums providing Plas plenty of room to openly blow on titles that include "Plasma", "Jackpot", "Red Cider", "Dungaree Hop", and "Last Call". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing – with deep groove! Cover has a split bottom seam & partially split top seam, but looks great!)

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King FloydThink About It ... LP
Chimneyville/Atco, 1973. Very Good+ ... $4.99
An excellent album from King Floyd – possibly his best, and proof that the harder side of southern soul sound was still alive and well in the 70s! The record was one of the first few big ones to come out of the Malaco studios in Jackson – which would soon become one of the biggest hubs of southern soul production after the slowdown at Memphis and Muscle Shoals – and Floyd's kicking it hard in a way that would make Otis Redding or Arthur Conley proud. The backings are mighty tight, but in a way that's much fresher than some of the bigger southern studios of the time – and titles include a great cover of Otis Redding's "Hard To Handle", which begins with a great breakbeat – plus "Here it Is", "Woman Don't Go Astray", "Do Your Feeling", "You've Got Me", and "Think About It". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a split and flaking top seam due to moisture, with two promo stickers.)

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LinxIntuition ... LP
Chrysalis, 1981. Near Mint- ... $6.99
A mixture of fusion and soul – with some hard-jamming tracks that bring sometimes brings more of a focus on the groove than the vocals – and other cuts that steer it into a solid pop soul approach! There's a warmth and depth to the production and the songwriting that's a pretty big step away from some of the more synthy sounding soul efforts of the era – definitely giving this album a lift! Paul Jackson Jr plays a bit of guest guitar with the group – and Ollie E Brown drums a bit and produces a few of the tracks. Titles include "Together We Can Shine", "Intuition", "You're Lying", "Throw Away The Key", "There's Love", "Rise & Shine", and "Count On Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes with original press kit & glossy photo! Cover has a cut corner & some creasing on the top right corner.)

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MadamSensuous Black Woman ... LP
Kent, 1972. Very Good+ ... $13.99
One of two albums produced by Rudy Ray Moore – the other being The Sensuous Black Man – which define the art of making love from a gender-based perspective. Like Rudy's Sensuous Black Man, The Madam's version features one side of "instructional" dialogue – very XXX-rated, in bitchy mode that verbally orders a man to make love to a woman properly. Side two features "Rap Session", kind of a Q&A session in which The Madam lays down a bit more knowledge about sex over some bluesy music. There's plenty of bits on here that have been sampled over the years – and the record was a big one in the early mixes of the Chicago house scene. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a mostly split top seam, a split spine, and splitting on the bottom seam.)

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Toshiko & Charlie MarianoToshiko Mariano & Her Big Band Recorded In Tokyo ... LP
Vee Jay, 1965. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $14.99
Killer rare jazz material from Japan! Toshiko Akioshi was one of Japan's greatest jazz musicians, and in the late 50s she came to the US, made her name, and married alto great Charlie Mariano. At some point in the early 60s, they moved back to Japan and had a rich influence on the jazz scene in Tokyo – as is ably demonstrated by this LP! The album's a fantastic set of large group arrangements by Toshiko and Charlie – and the soloists (besides the two of them) include some of Japan's greatest players, like Sleepy Matsumoto and Shigeo Suzuki. Just to make sure the whole thing swings, there's rhythm by an American duo of Paul Chambers & Jimmy Cobb, and believe us, they do everything they can to kick the group hard! We've loved this one for years. Nice titles include "The Shout", "Israel", "Land Of Peace", and "Kisarazu Jink". A key piece in US/Japan jazz relations, and a swingin' batch of hard jazz tracks to boot! LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has light wear, a small split on the top seam at the spine, and a name in red marker on back.)

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OutkastSpeakerboxxx/The Love Below ... LP
LaFace, 2003. Near Mint- 4LP Gatefold ... $29.99
Pick any 10 words out of any Outkast album description on our pages at random, and you'll see how dearly we've loved these boys throughout the years – but truth be told, deep down we didn't think that they would be able to pull off the double album/solo album project(s). We were seriously wrong – Speakerboxxx/Love Below is HUGE in every way, and both halves are great all the way through! If you were worried Big Boi's Speakerboxxx half would be lazy southern hip hop without Andre's freaky presence throughout, you can put those fears to rest right now. Speakerboxxx is a deeply soulful electro hopping pounder from front to back – every bit as innovative as Andre's half! Tracks include "Ghettomusick" (which features one of just two appearances by A3000 on the whole disc), "Bowtie" with Sleepy Brown, "Bust" with Killer Mike, "Church", "Tomb Of The Boom" with Konkrete, Big Gipp and Ludacris, "Flip Flop" with Jay-Z, "The Way You Move" and more. A lot of press has been given to the assumption that Andre 3000 has largely forsaken hip hop on his half (The Love Below) and has instead dived head first into cosmic future funk. Well, the rumors are true. There's lots of straight up jazz piano and horn bits on the Love Below, with Andre's half serious, half tongue-in-cheek romantic soul cabaret croon way over the top. It's steeped in the classic Outkast party vibe, but with lots of Sign Of The Times-era Prince (complete with androgynous distorted vocals), Parliament and Cameo thrown into the mix. Sick, energetic genius! Tracks include the deliriously great "Hey Ya!" single, "She Lives In My Lap", "Love Hater", "Happy Valentine's Day", "Roses", "Good Day, Good Sir", "Behold A Lady", "Pink And Blue", "Spread", "Dracula's Lady" with Kelis, and more. Who the hell knows what they can possibly do to surprise us after this – but wherever Andre 3000 and Big Boi go from here, they each have yet another classic in the discography! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ PersuadersPersuaders ... LP
Atco, 1973. Very Good+ ... $5.99
The second album by this sublime 70s soul harmony group – and a real treasure trove of under-discovered soul numbers all the way through! Most tracks are written by group member Bobby Poindexter – making for a fresh, unified batch of tunes – handled by the quartet in a style that's even more mature than their previous work – really hitting some heights that should have made them huge! Yet despite that lack of fame to score again with the same big hit as "Thin Line" from their debut – or maybe because of it – the record's a great fresh discovery – the kind of treasure you'll love if you dig east coast group soul as much as we do – especially work along the Philly/New Jersey side of the spectrum. Titles include "Peace In The Valley Of Love", "Bad Bold & Beautiful Girl", "Love Goes Good When Things Go Bad", "What Is The Definition Of Love", and "Trying Girls Out". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has minor staining on the top right corners.)
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Cannonball AdderleyCannonball Adderley & The Poll Winners (Landmark) ... LP
Riverside, 1960. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Cannon's left his usual soul jazz combo for this album – and he's recording on the west coast with an all-star group that includes Wes Montgomery on guitar, Victor Feldman on vibes and piano, Ray Brown on bass, and Louis Hayes on drums. The sound's a bit different than usual – with a strong focus on the solos of the big stars, and less on the tight grooving of the group – but that doesn't stop it from being a great set, and Cannon blows in a way that reminds us of his classic Mercury sides. Titles include "The Chant", "Azule Serape", "Never Will I Marry", and "Au Prive". LP, Vinyl record album
(Landmark pressing from the 80s.)

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AirtoLatino – Aqui Se Puede ... LP
Sobocode (Puerto Rico), 1984. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $11.99
An overlooked gem from Airto – recorded after his 70s years on bigger labels, but a set that almost tops all of them in the end! There's a wonderful mix going on here – a blend of rootsy and electric, and Latin and Brazilian – the former clearly from the placement of the record on New York's Montuno label – an imprint that did plenty of great sessions filled with Latin jazz! The shift makes for a fresh one for Airto – still plenty of room to show off his famous percussion impulses, yet in a slightly different way – often grooving in a Latin fusion mode that's a nice maturation from the CTI years. The set's filled with all-star players – including Jorge Dalto on electric piano, Raul De Souza on trombone, Joe Farrell on flute, Alphonso Johnson on bass, and Oscar Castro Neves on keyboards, guitar, and cavaquinho – and the lovely Flora's also on board to sing a bit on the set. Titles include the extended jammer "Tombo", plus "Aqui Se Pede", "Jump", "The Return", "Sin Salida", and "Anatelio". LP, Vinyl record album

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Babe RuthFirst Base ... LP
Harvest, 1973. Very Good+ ... $14.99
This is the first record from these UK jazz rockers who might have been forgotten forever, were it not for "The Mexican", a wonderful jazzy break track on this album, sampled very, very early in the history of hip hop, and still quite nice today! You can also find "Wells Fargo", the biggest hit in the band's short-lived career, on this record. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a half-split top seam.)

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✨✧ Band Of ThievesBand Of Thieves ... LP
Ovation, 1976. Very Good+ (reissue)... $6.99
A great mix of mellow soul and sweet disco – and a lost treasure from the 70s Twin Cities soul scene! There's a groove here that almost sounds like east coast group soul in the early pre-mainstream disco years – hitting some uptempo tunes for the clubs, but also kicking back into some mellower harmony tracks that are equally great. The production and arrangements are all totally top shelf – thanks to help from sound library studio maestro Herb Pilhofer – and the group's got a solid sound that easily matches bigger groups of the time! Titles include "Sweet Lady", "City Slicker", "A New Day", "Call On Me", "My Story", "Love Me Or Leave Me", "In The City", and "I Need You". LP, Vinyl record album

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Big MaybelleBig Maybelle – The Okeh Sessions ... LP
Okeh/Columbia, Mid 50s. Very Good+ 2LP ... $7.99
A bit blues, a bit jazz – and a singer with a style unto her own – the amazing Big Maybelle, one of the greatest artists to record for Okeh Records in the 50s! This well-done collection pulls together every single Maybelle recorded for the R&B powerhouse back in the day – a motherlode of great work that easily puts her right up there with Lavern Baker or Ruth Brown as one of the great female singers of the 50s. The package features a whopping 22 tracks in all – including many bits that get lost between the tracks in some of the too-sifted collections of her work from the time. Titles include "Maybelle's Blues", "Hair Dressin Women", "My Big Mistake", "Ain't No Use", "One Monkey Don't Stop No Show", "So Good To My Baby", "Gabbin Blues", "You'll Never Know", and "New Kind Of Mambo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp on the back.)

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Big MaybelleGabbin Blues & Other Hits ... LP
Epic, Early 50s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $7.99
Pre-"Candy" recordings by Big Maybelle – but still with a similar jazzy blues sound, thanks to work by players like Sam Taylor, Mickey Baker, Ernie Hayes, and Budd Johnson. The LP is a 60s repackaging of early 50s singles – and titles include "Jinny Mule", "Way Back Home", "Gabbin Blues", "Ain't No Use", "One Monkey Don't Stop No Show", "Don't Leave Poor Me", "Ain't To Be Played With", and "No More Trouble Out Of Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Encore Series pressing.)

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✨✧ John Rabbit Bundrick & Johnny Nash/Bob MarleyVill Sa Garna Tro (Want So Much To Believe) – Vol 1 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Mellotronen (Sweden), 1971. Sealed ... $5.99
Amazing sounds from a rare Swedish film – noteworthy not just for the end result, but for the lineup of people who were part of the process! The movie itself starred rising soul star Johnny Nash – in the lead in a tale about interracial romance – and although Johnny sings on the score, his style is also quite different than his own music of the time – as his voice is set to really cool, complicated backdrops from John "Rabbit" Bundrick – who was part of a floating scene that included Nash and Bob Marley, with a better-known later stop in London. The film and music came together out of an almost communal vibe – with Bundrick's music at the core, plus some lyrics from Nash, and instrumentation from a lineup that includes Bob Marley on guitar, alongside local talents Janne Schaffer and Bjorn Linder – plus percussion from the great Reebop Kwaku Bah, who'd worked with Can and Traffic – as well as lots of Fender Rhodes and organ from Bundrick. Some tunes have a loose, percussive feel – others are more song structured with a lot of guitar – and the whole package comes with a great set of notes to tell the tale of the music and the movie. Titles on this first volume include "Mr Sea", "North Scene", "Masquerade Dance", "Second Wind", "Back To The North Scene", "Fanny Big Horn", "Rollin In Clover", and "More Questions Than Answers". LP, Vinyl record album

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CreationCreation ... LP
Atco, 1974. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A pretty nice record with a colorful cover that always catches our eye when crate-digging! 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 a promo sticker.)

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Four TopsFour Tops Greatest Hits ... LP
Motown, 1960s. Very Good- ... $1.99
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 pressing.)

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✨✧ Herbie HancockMagic Windows ... LP
Columbia, 1981. Very Good+ ... $11.99
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
(In shrinkwrap with a hype sticker.)
Also available Magic Windows (with bonus track) ... CD 18.99

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Thelma HoustonAny Way You Like It ... LP
Tamla, 1976. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Smoking Motown work from Thelma Houston – a great 70s set that catches the singer at the top of her groove! The album's polished, but never in a too-commercial way – and the grooves acknowledge the growing role of the dancefloor in mainstream soul, yet also mostly stay away from some of the disco cliches of the time – thanks to sophisticated work by arrangers Art Wright, Paul Riser, and Michael Smith! Although we should also point out that this is the record that gave Houston one of her bigger hits – the key crossover track "Don't Leave Me This Way" – nestled nicely amidst other great numbers like "Don't Know Why I Love You", "Any Way You Like It", "If It's The Last Thing I Do", and "Don't Make Me Pay". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ivory Joe HunterIvory Joe Hunter – Rock & Roll ... LP
Atlantic, 1957. Very Good- ... $14.99
Seminal work from the great Ivory Joe Hunter – an artist who went onto have a huge impact on the development of music well into the 70s, but who doesn't always get his due! Joe's got a really amazing way of weaving together different strands of music – jazz, blues, and R&B – plus a healthy dose of country – which he uses here years before bigger later names like Ray Charles, Brook Benton, and Joe Tex! Hunter's work is completely sublime, and given a great Atlantic punch throughout – a way of fusing these elements together without making anything sound forced at all – still plenty darn fresh all these many years later. Titles include "Since I Met You Baby", "I Want Somebody", "Heaven Came Down To Earth", "I Need You", "That's Why", "I've Got To Learn To Do The Mambo", "You Can't Stop This Rocking & Rolling", "It May Sound Silly", and "That's Why I Dream". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing – nice and clean overall – and cover looks very nice, save for a small name stamp.)

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✨✧ BB KingBlues On Top Of Blues ... LP
Bluesway/ABC, 1967. Good+ ... $2.99
There's some bigger arrangements here than you'd usually get on a BB King album of the 60s – but they're used in a really great way that makes the album one of our favorites by King from his years at ABC! Johnny Pate arranged and produced, and he gives the whole thing a Chicago soul punch that's mighty nice – a mix of blues and soul that's not unlike some of the best Bobby Blue Bland work at Duke a few years before – and a blend that's really a lot like some of the best indie soul coming out of Chicago's west side in the late 60s too. The album's a killer all the way through, and it's great to hear BB in such a setting – on cuts that include "Dance With Me", "Heartbreaker", "I'm Not Wanted Anymore", "Having My Say", "That's Wrong Mama", "Now That You've Lost Me", "Until I Found You", and "Worried Dream". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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Rahsaan Roland KirkBlacknuss ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. Very Good- ... $6.99
Roland plays moody jazz versions of some of the biggest soul hits of the early 70's – including tracks like "What's Going On", "Mercy Mercy Me", and "Ain't No Sunshine" – plus some other nice originals which sum up his take on "blacknuss". Titles include "Blacknuss", "Which Way Is It Going", and "One Nation". Billy Butler is on guitar, and the great Sonelius Smith is on piano on a number of tracks. Roland even sings a bit, too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a split spine, split bottom seam and half-split top seam.)

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Harold Melvin & The Blue NotesWake Up Everybody ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1975. Very Good+ ... $5.99
Teddy Pendergrass and crew get a bit more political than on earlier releases, and adopt the righteous bubbling soul groove that had put the O'Jays over the top a few years earlier – with incredible results! The title cut – "Wake Up Everybody" – would prove to be a great example of the political Philly International hit formula applied to socially conscious themes, but the record probably scored even bigger with the club crossover hit "Don't Leave Me This Way". Other tracks include "Keep On Lovin You", "Tell The World How I Feel About Cha Baby", "I'm Searching For A Love", and "You Know How To Make Me Feel So Good" – the latter two of which also feature female vocals by Sharon Paige. Bobby Martin, Norman Harris, and Ronnie Baker did the arrangements – and this was Teddy's last LP with the group. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the heavy inner sleeve.)

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MobMob (Private Stock) ... LP
Private Stock, 1975. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Obscure 2nd album by the band who struck it big in both the Northern soul and Beach music scenes with the single from their first album, "I Dig Everything About You". Like that album, this one's a nice batch of soul tracks by a bunch of white guys who have a nice feel for a groove, and a real dedication to producing a mellow soulful sound. Tracks include "Get It Up For Love", "I Can't Stop This Love Song", "When You Get Right Down To It", "Who's Foolin' Who", and "Magical Lady". LP, Vinyl record album
(Promo. Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ New York CityI'm Doin' Fine Now ... LP
Chelsea, 1972. Sealed ... $18.99
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
(Sealed 70s pressing. Cover has a cut out mark.)

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Ohio PlayersFire ... LP
Mercury, 1975. Very Good Gatefold ... $5.99
One of the biggest albums ever for Ohio Players – a set that took their earlier funk sound and targeted firmly at the mainstream with a lean, mean groove that a million other groups copied at the time! There's still plenty of the soul of the early years in the group's approach here – and sometimes, the mellower tracks show a wonderful talent for harmonies coming even more fully to the top. But the real appeal of the record has always been the bold, bassy grooves that hit strongly just as ensemble funk was exploding in the mainstream during the early years of disco – making plenty of space for the Players and their contemporaries to grab up new audiences who never would have touched a record like this five years before! There's plenty of grit in the grooves on the best numbers – a style that's maybe not as dirty as on Westbound, but still more than enough to make any real funk fan proud. Titles include "Fire", "Together", "Together/Feelings", "It's All Over", "Runnin' From the Devil", "Smoke", "What The Hell", and "I Want To Be Free". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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ParliamentMothership Connection ... LP
Casablanca, 1975. Good ... $7.99
Here's where it all happens – the huge culmination of all the years of heavy funk and psychedelic soul created by George Clinton and the P-Funk empire – fused into an amazingly tight groove that helped win over much bigger audiences than ever before! The album title and cover are very fitting – as George Clinton launches the mothership, forges his classic space-funk image, and blows the P-Funk empire into an arena-filling mega-star act – all with grooves that are still some of the tightest, sharpest funk you'll ever hear – all these many decades later. The instrumentation is razor-sharp – played by giants like Fred Wesley, Maceo Parker, Bootsy Collins, and Bernie Worrell – and the lyrics still have all the edginess and naughtiness of the earlier years – tied together wonderfully to make a very unified album, and one that's full of classics too! Titles include "Mothership Connection (Star Child)", "Night Of The Thumpasorus Peoples", "P-Funk (Wants To Get Funked Up)", "Handcuffs", "Give Up The Funk (Tear The Roof Off The Sucker)", and "Unfunky Ufo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has an unglued top seam.)
Also available Mothership Connection ... LP 9.99

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PerigeoGenealogia ... LP
RCA, 1974. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A heavy-hitting, full-on prog fusion record from this Italian group – and probably their tightest effort of the early years! The band is in great form throughout, with a talent for time and chord changes that displays many years spent woodshedding solos from their biggest influences. Claudio Fasoli's reeds are nice and choppy, and work very well with Tony Sidney's strident guitar parts. Mandrake Som sits in on some tracks, and adds percussion and conga somewhere in the mix. Frando D'Andrea's got a nice soulful sound on keyboards, and gives the session a much-needed infusion of warmth. Titles include "Old Vienna", "Via Beato Angelico", "Monti Pallidi", and "Polaris". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small split on the top seam.)

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