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Harley HatcherHard Ride – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Paramount, Early 70s. Very Good- ... $13.99
A delightfully offbeat soundtrack from the glory days of the biker film – put together by Harley Hatcher, but featuring performances by a whole host of different artists! Hatcher approaches the record with the same sort of vibe that Mike Curb was using for similar projects – working with a bunch of short vocal numbers, most of which are performed by lesser-known groups, in styles that are almost a Sunshine Pop take on biker rock! The big star here is Bill Medley – who sings "Swing Low Sweet Chariot" – and other titles include "The Hard Ride" and "Victorville Blues" by The Sounds Of Harley; "Shannon's Hook Shop" and "Let The Music Play" by Bluewater; "I Came A Long Way To Be With You" and "Carry Me Home" by Thelma Camacho; and "Fallin In Love with Baby" by Junction. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and a cutout notch.)

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Sue RaneyIn Good Company ... CD
Discovery (Japan), 1990. New Copy ... $21.99
Sue Raney's a singer that most folks know from some famous Capitol Records albums at the end of the 50s – yet she's also a hell of a vocalist who really knows how to keep on keeping on – as she does strongly on this album from the start of the 90s! Sue's got a modern look on the cover, but has lost none of the smart phrasing and hip swinging of her youth – and she works here in the company of a cool west coast combo – led by pianist Alan Broadbent, and featuring Conte Candoli on trumpet, Bob Cooper on tenor, and Bill Watrous on trombone! As with other of the best Discovery Records sides from the time, there's a rock-solid quality here that's way more than you'd expect from the lower-end look of the cover – and Raney does a great job on tunes that include "Poor Butterfly", "How Deep Is The Ocean", "Indian Summer", "After You've Gone", "The Man I Love", "My Foolish Heart", and a medley of "Indiana/Donna Lee". CD

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✨✧ VariousPhil's Spectre 3 – A Third Wall Of Soundalikes ... CD
Ace (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... About September 1, 2016 (delayed)
Possibly the grooviest entry so far in this excellent exploration of 60s pop and the long-reaching influence of producer Phil Spector at the time! As with other volumes, this one features Spector sound-alikes – tracks that heavily borrow from his classic "wall of sound" techniques, and apply them on a range of 60s pop styles – from girl group vocals, to soul, rock, and more! The "culprits" in these acts include some Spector associates and other well-known music forces at the time – arrangers and producers who include Sonny Bono, Jack Nitzsche, Bergen White, Howard Farber, Quincy Jones, Gene Page, Bill Baker, Claus Ogerman, and even Bill Medley – who some could say learned his craft from Phil himself. Titles include "Just A Fool" by Jerry Ganey, "Down By The Ocean" by George N Sonny Sands, "He's Mine" by Alice Wonderland, "Let The Good Times Roll" by Judy Henske, "He Really Loves Me" by Debbie Rollins, "Goodbye Baby" by Maureen Gray, "Yes Sir That's My Baby" by The Satisfactions, "That's The Way" by The Kit Kats, "Look Of Love" by Leslie Gore, "Sweet Sweet Love" by Bobby Sheen, "Cause I Love Him" by Alder Ray, "Gee I'm Sorry Baby" by The Sapphires, and "In My Lonely Room" by Martha & The Vandellas. CD

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✨✧ 5th DimensionPortrait/Love's Lines Angles & Rhymes/Individually & Collectively/Living Together Growing Together ... CD
Bell/Raven, 1970/1971/1972. New Copy 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Killer mid-period work from the 5th Dimension – 4 albums from a time when the group couldn't miss – presented with a bonus track too! Portrait is a wonderful record by group – hip, sophisticated, and one that shows that they had a depth that went beyond simple soul harmonies! The proof of this is the group's killer track "One Less Bell To Answer", one of the frankest songs about adult love and breakup to ever crack the charts in the 60s – but there's plenty of other gems, including "Puppet Man", "Feelin Alright", "A Love Like Ours", "Save The Country", "Dimension 5ive", and the extended medley of "The Declaration/Change Is Gonna Come/People Got To Be Free". The cover to Loves Lines Angles & Rhymes has The 5th Dimension sporting some heavy-duty outfits – and the album's got an equally bold sound to match! The group's still in very familiar territory here – working under the direction of Bones Howe – but they're also completely confident in their bag – stepping out with a solid, punched-up approach to pop – one that draws strongly from the soulful harmonies of the quintet, yet which also has some pointedly personal moments as well. As before, the choice of songs is easily one of the best aspects of the record – and the group do a great cover of "Viva Tirado", plus "What Does It Take To Wind Your Love", "Love's Lines, Angles, & Rhymes", "Time & Love", "Guess Who", and "He's A Runner". Individually & Collectively continues the group's amazing run from the late 60s onward – a sublime blend of the group's great harmonies with standout lead vocals – all produced by Bones Howe, and arranged with help from from Bob Alcivar and Bill Holman! There's a growing sophistication in the set that we really like – a deeper, more personal feel on some of the lyrics – especially some of the more "adult" styled numbers that always showed that the group was way more than just a simple pop machine. Tracks include a scatting vocal version of the Johnny Alf bossa groover "Sky & Sea", plus "I Didn't Get To Sleep At All", "All Kinds Of People", "Tomorrow Belongs To The Children", "Turn Around To Me", "Band Of Gold", and "Border Song". Living Together Growing Together has the group hitting a new level of sophistication that takes them way beyond the familiar pop of earlier years! There's definitely a more adult feel to some of these tracks than before – a maturing quality that's really wonderful – probably summed up best in the lead vocals of Marilyn McCoo or Florence LaRue – but still sounding pretty great even when the whole group's singing together! Bones Howe is still at the helm, guiding the group with a heavenly sound that's the pinnacle of pop at the time – and titles include two great Burt Bacharach numbers – "Living Together,Growing Together", lifted from the Lost Horizon soundtrack, and "Let Me Be Lonely" – plus the tracks "Woyaya", "What Do I Need To Be Me", "Open Your Window", and "The Riverwitch". CD
 
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Don CherryArt Deco ... LP
A&M, 1989. Near Mint- ... $11.99
A late, straight side from Cherry, and a nice one at that! Cherry's joined by West Coast jazz men from his past James Clay, Charlie Haden And Billy Higgins, for a nice set with standards intermingled with the group's own tunes and a couple of Ornette numbers, too. The readings are crisp yet expansive, with these elder statesman delivering performances that betray the confidence they've built up over many years of playing. 10 tracks in all: "Art Deco", 'When Will The Blues Leave", "Body & Soul", "Bemsha Swing", "Maffy", "Folk Medley", "The Blessing", "Passing", "I've Grown Accustomed To Your Face" and "Compute". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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K Frimpong & His Cubano FiestasK Frimpong & His Cubano Fiestas ... CD
Continental, 1977. New Copy ... $13.99 16.99
The great second album from Ghana's K. Frimpong – backed by the group Vis-a-Vis (though billed in the title as his Cubano Fiestas) – a stunning blend of Ghanian Highlife music and rawer Afro Funk & soul! A few K. Frimpong numbers appeared on some of our favorite African compilations of the late 90s & 00s – but this original album from 1977 has remained rare. K. Frimpong sings and he's backed up by the fairly large Vis-A-Vis players, but they deliver a pretty tight groove – drums, congas and other percussion, trumpet and sax, some really soulful electric guitar, some piano, and occasional waves of spacey synth. Amazing stuff! Includes "Hwehwe Mu Na Yi Wo Mpena", "Asaase Yi So", "Awisa" and the side-long "Adama Nana (Medley)". CD

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VariousDisco Cheek 80s ... CD
Sony (Japan), Early 80s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $29.99
A strange and wonderful mix of tracks – one that goes past the familiar disco you might expect from the title, and which also includes some crossover pop tracks from the 80s – all in a mix of rhythms that easily moves between mellow, midtempo, and more upbeat grooving! The selection here is by DJ Osshy, who's unabashedly in love with 80s pop – which means he can effortlessly lay a soul tune alongside an AOR number, and get some really great results in the process – especially given that some of these tracks are ones that we'd normally expect to find on such a collection. The 2CD package features 36 titles in all – divided into a "bitter side" and a "sweet side" – and tracks include "I Miss You" by Klymaxx, "After The Love Has Gone" by Earth Wind & Fire, "Sweet Baby" by Stanley Clarke & George Duke, "A Woman Needs Love" by Ray Parker Jr, "One On One" by Hall & Oates, "There'll Be Sad Songs" by Billy Ocean, "Almost Paradise" by Mike Reno & Ann Wilson, "Drive" by The Cars, "Reality" by Richard Saunderson, "Ooo La La" by Teena Marie, "Sara" by Starship, "Sexual Healing" by Marvin Gaye, "Between The Sheets" by Isley Brothers, "It Will Be Alright" by Airplay, "Baby I Love Your Way/Freebird Medley" by Will To Power, "Through The Fire" by Chaka Khan, "Babe" by Styx, and "You Got It All" by The Jets. CD

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✨✧ Sonny Stitt with Booker Ervin & Don PattersonSoul People ... LP
Prestige, 1965. Used ... Out Of Stock
Twin-saxophone magic from the team of Sonny Stitt and Booker Ervin – playing together here on some great long tracks that get plenty of support from Don Patterson on the Hammond! The set's got a very open, very jamming sort of quality – with Book on tenor, and Stitt on both tenor and alto sax – showing his talents strongly, and bringing a hard-edged confidence to the record that's really great. The quartet's remaining member is Billy James on drums – a frequent partner of Patterson, and a nice loose-edged rhythmic force that really matches the energy of the others. Titles include "Soul People", "Sonny's Book", "C Jam Blues", and a ballad medley of "I Can't Get Started" and "The Masquerade Is Over". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing.)

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✨✧ Susan CarterWonderful Deeds & Adventures ... CD
Epic/Rev-Ola (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A mixture of folksy and jazzy vocals from singer Susan Carter – part of the Laurel Canyon scene of the late 60s! Although Susan was one of the "Ladies Of The Canyon", she's got a sound here that's much more wider-ranging than that of Joni Mitchell – a unique mixture of jazz and rock influences that come across with a different sound on nearly every track on the set. The arranger for the album is Dick Halligan, who we've never heard of before – but who should get a lot of credit for the way that he mixes together odd phrasings and timings to match the shifting styles of Susan's vocals. Titles include "I'm So Tired", "I Need A Good Man Bad", "Medley For Billie Holiday", "Bluebird", and "Jam Session". CD
 
 
 



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