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Bill Medley/Eric Burdon/Mike Curb/David LucasMagic Garden Of Stanley Sweetheart ... LP
MGM, Early 70s. Sealed ... $7.99
A weird assortment of tunes from a variety of artists – designed to accompany what looks like a pretty stoned-out film! Most tracks on here are rock or vocal numbers, a variety of covers and originals that include "Nobody Knows" by Bill Medley, "Magic Mountain" by Eric Burdon & War, "Water" by Michael Greer, "Funny How It Happens" by Stilroc, "Sound Of Love" by Angeline Butler, and "Sweet Gingerbread Man" and "Happy Together" by The Mike Curb Congregation. Those are all fine, but the really wonderful track on the record is "Blood" by David Lucas – a very trippy instrumental that begins tight and funky, with lots of bass/drum/guitar grooving, plus nice use of vibes, and which then goes really over the top near the end and gets way fuzzed out and messed up! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear in one corner.)

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✨✧ Bill MedleySomeone Is Standing Outside ... LP
A&M, 1969. Used ... Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Diana Ross/Jackson 5/Bill CosbyDiana! – Original TV Soundtrack ... CD
Motown, 1971. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great document of a famous 70s TV special from Diana Ross – and a record that also features excellent guest work from Bill Cosby and The Jackson 5 – as well as an odd Motown appearance from Danny Thomas! Ross dominates the set, working with sublime larger arrangements that really showcase her growing power as a solo star – on titles that include "Close To You", "Ain't No Mountain High Enough", "I Love You", "Remember Me", and "Don't Rain On My Parade". And Bill Cosby steps in for a bit of dialogue with Ross – as they talk together, then lead into a surprising duet on Randy Newman's "Love Story"! The Jackson 5 serve up two nice medley tracks – "I'll Be There/Feelin Alright" and "Mama's Pearl/Walk On By/The Love You Save" – and Danny Thomas does a bit of comedy, but doesn't sing – thankfully. CD
(Out of print.)

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Art Blakey & The Jazz MessengersTough! ... LP
Cadet, 1957. Very Good+ ... $13.99
One of those obscure sessions recorded during the years after the time Blakey and Horace Silver broke up, and before he reestablished himself as a key leader on Blue Note during 1958. Features a striking early lineup of the Jazz Messengers featuring Jackie McLean(alto) and Bill Hardman(trumpet) with Sam Dockery and Spanky DeBrest. Included are a swinging Gershwin medley and two Duke Jordan tunes "Scotch Blues" and the classic "Flight to Jordu". LP, Vinyl record album
(Light blue label mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has a bit of flaking on the opening, and a small sticker and some marker on back.)

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Bobby HatfieldOther Brother – A Solo Anthology 1965 to 1970 ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $13.99
Overlooked genius from Bobby Hatfield – the lesser-remembered Righteous Brother – or at least one who never hit the fame of his duo partner Bill Medley! Yet Bobby's a hell of a singer, and really steps out wonderfully here – on a range of rare tracks that includes material cut for Verve, but unissued at the time – mixed with other 7" single tracks, a few Philles cuts, and lots more work for MGM. The core of the record – about fifty percent – is the excellent Messin In Muscle Shoals album – a killer session down at the legendary Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals, with a heavy soul vibe that really knocks the album out of the park! The set's one of the best in that rare early 70s blend of soul, funk, and rock – the kind of groove that few cats could handle as well as Bobby – with a vibe that maybe reminds us of Eddie Hinton at his best, but even more stripped-down and rootsy! The lineup features great work from Muscle Shoals stalwarts – like Harrison Calloway on baritone sax, Clayton Ivey on organ, and Travis Wammack on guitar. Lots of the other material follows in the same vein – even the tracks for Verve – and titles include "Hang Ups", "Soul Cafe", "So Much Love", "Brothers", "See That Girl", "Woman You Got No Soul", "Paradise", "Crying In The Chapel", "In My Mind", "What's The Matter Baby", "You Left The Water Running", "The Promised Land", "Shuckin & Jivin", "I Saw A Lark", and "Messin In Muscle Shoals". 24 tracks in all – 7 previously unissued! CD

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Nigel OlssonNigel ... CD
Columbia/Sony (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $13.99
Sweetly shining AOR material from Nigel Olsson – a singer who cut his teeth as a member of the Elton John band earlier in the 70s, and a pretty good frontman on his own! Nigel blends a fair bit of soul influences in his style – almost in a Bill Medley style – and the production is at the level you'd expect from the time and the cover image – tight, but maybe a few steps away from more commercial pop. Titles include a catchy remake of "A Little Bit Of Soap", plus "Living In A Fantasy", "Cassey Blue", "Au Revoir", "All It Takes", "Thinking Of You", "You Know I'll Always Love You", and "Say Goodbye To Hollywood". CD
(Part of the great AOR City series from Japan!)

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Max Roach & Art BlakeyPercussion Discussion (Tough/Max) ... LP
Chess/Cadet/Argo, 1957/1958. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $8.99
A 70s issue of 2 late 50s hard bop sides released by Argo and Cadet. Though the title and packaging might lead you to believe Max and Art are performing side by side, it's really just two albums slapped together, and not necessarily inappropriately, in a gatefold sleeve to sell easily. The first set is Blakey's Tough, one of those obscure sessions recorded during the years after the time he and Horace Silver split, with a transitional early lineup of the Jazz Messengers featuring Jackie McLean and Bill Hardman up front with Sam Dockery and Spanky DeBrest filling out the rhythm section. Included are a swinging Gershwin medley and two Duke Jordan tunes "Scotch Blues" and the classic "Flight to Jordu". Max's sides were issued as Max, a killer set of bop tracks recorded by Max with Hank Mobley and Kenny Dorham – plus a guest appearance by Ramsey Lewis on piano, in one of his few non-Chicago, non-trio sides! The record's got that great kind of energy that Roach could hit when he really was kicking his group into gear – and although the overall approach is mostly hard bop, there's plenty going on under the surface. Tracks include "CM", "Four X", "Crackle Hut", and "Speculate". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear.)

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✨✧ Michel ColombierWings (second pressing) ... LP
A&M, 1971. Used ... Out Of Stock
French arranger/composer Michel Colombier was responsible for some incredibly beautiful and nicely funky baroque easy recordings during the late 60s. This album has him working in America, bringing his unusual style to the A&M studios, and working with Herb Albert to realize a new level of pop that stretched beyond the usual chart styles of A&M in the 60s. About the half the tracks are instrumentals, and the rest are vocals, with lyrics by Paul Williams – and performances by Lani Hall, Herb Albert, and Bill Medley. The record includes the nice funky break track "Pourquoi Pas?", plus other mellower moments like "Emmanuel", "All In All", "Thalassa", and "Earth". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, & hype sticker.)
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Richard Rodney Bennett/Roy BuddBillion Dollar Brain/Final Option ... CD
MGM/Kritzerland, 1967/1982. Used ... $24.99
Two lost scores – packaged together on a single CD! First up is Billion Dollar Brain, composed by Richard Rodney Bennett – done for an obscure late 60s spy thriller starring Michael Caine, and a really dark soundtrack! Bennett did a fair bit of jazz arranging in his time – and the score to this one mixes some dark dramatic bits with some lighter motifs that feature good work on woodwinds and percussion. The main theme has some nice floating piano over the top, and a few other tracks have a cool whistling suspense theme – but things also really change up a lot nicely, and the whole thing almost has an audio collage feel at times, with its sense of variety. Titles include "Love Scene", "Hoe Down", "Anya", "The Church", "Skidoo", "Ambush", "Car Chase", and "Billion Dollar Brain". Roy Budd handles the score for Final Option – an early 80s spy thriller, but one that gets some beautiful Budd treatment that's right up there with Roy's famous soundtracks of the 70s! The instrumentation often has an airy, eerie feel – slowly cascading keyboards, with almost a hint of Italian space between – used with a lot less schlock than some of the tinnier, cheesier action scores that were more of the mainstream at the time. A few tunes were composed and conducted by Jerry & Marc Donahue – and titles include "Who Dares Wins", "Straight Ahead Blues", "Nature Of The Beast", "Reds Under The Beds", "Hi Jack (part 1)", "American Medley", and "SAS Or Nothing". CD
(Out of print.)

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Kenny BurrellUnlimited 1 – Live At Catalina's ... CD
High Note, 2016. New Copy ... $10.99 16.99
Jazz guitar great Kenny Burrell leading the Los Angeles Jazz Orchestra Unlimited – live at the Catalina's Jazz Club in Hollywood! It's a sweet paean to the legacy of live jazz, especially the larger band style at it's most diverse – in turns carrying on a grand orchestral sweep and more delicately-layered intimacy from number to number. Kenny sounds many years younger than his age, but has the range of experience and deep legacy to give this a real sense of history and importance. The set wisely includes his spoken introductions and even some singing, paying tribute to jazz history AND modernity with vibrant performances all around. Includes "Stolen Moments", "Jeannine", "Be Yourself", "Mama Ya Ya", "Fourth Dimension (aka Kenny's Sound)", a sweet Billy Strayhorn medley with "Passion Flower" and "Take The 'A' Train", 'Things Ain't What They Used To Be" and more. CD

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Jaki ByardMatter Of Black & White – Live At The Keystone Korner Vol 2 ... CD
High Note, Late 70s. Used ... $9.99
Elegant, lovely jazz piano from the legendary Jaki Byard – solo numbers captured in the late 70s on some dates at San Francisco's Keystone Korner. It includes some of the great numbers from Byard's repertoire of the time, his own great number "Seasons" as well as homages to/medleys of other inspiring figures, a nice run through of Monk's "Round Midnight" and more. Byard has a way of waxing nostalgiac with grace and sensitivity, as well as demonstrating his own unique style of piano. Nice stuff! Other numbers include "Billy Holiday Tribute: God Bless The Child/Lover Man", "Alexander's Ragtime Band", "Hello Young Lovers", "Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans?", "I Know A Place", "Sunday" and "Ellington-Strayhorn Medley: Lush Life/Day Dream/Johnny Come Lately". CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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K Frimpong & His Cubano FiestasK Frimpong & His Cubano Fiestas ... CD
Continental, 1977. Used ... $9.99
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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✨✧ Grant GreenShades Of Green ... LP
Blue Note, 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A stellar album from Grant Green – very different than most of his other work for Blue Note, and a sly electric groover recorded with vibist Billy Wooten! The sound here is a bit more spacious than some of Grant's earlier albums, yet no less funky – thanks to a hip undercurrent of soul in the drums, and arrangements from Wade Marcus that keep things fluid throughout. Wooten's vibes are wonderful, a ringing counterpoint to Green's great lines on guitar – and even the more familiar tunes on the record turn out to be really unique readings here – thanks to the arrangements and overall conception. Mellow moments are dripping with plenty of soul, and the funky ones are pretty great too – and titles include a killer medley of James Brown's "I Don't Want Nobody To Give Me Nothing" and "Cold Sweat", a heavy version of his instrumental groover "In The Middle", and a great original called "California Green" – plus "Never My Love", "Sunrise Sunset", "Got To Be There", and "If You Really Love Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(UA pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Sonny Stitt with Booker Ervin & Don PattersonSoul People ... LP
Prestige, 1965. Used ... Temporarily 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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✨✧ Jaki ByardPhantasies ... CD
Soul Note (Italy), 1984. Used ... Out Of Stock
A very cool set from Jaki Byard – a record that's quite different than some of his other work, but which really exposes some of the older jazz elements that were always lurking in the back of his music! The session's billed to "Jaki Byard & The Apollo Stompers" – a largeish lineup that features trumpets, trombones, and saxes in tight formation – blowing through a range of older jazz numbers and compelling Byard originals, often with a slightly modern twist. There's definitely a "fantasy" approach to the record – one that's almost like looking at the sound of the Harlem scene in the pre-war years, but through a modern set of lenses – which makes for some very compellingly creative music, especially with Byard's piano in the lead, acting as kind of an offbeat Ellington. Diane and Denyce Byard sing just a bit on the record – and titles include "I May Be Wrong", "Tricotism", "Lover Man", "One Note To My Wife", and a cool medley that includes "So What", "Lonely Woman", and "Impressions". CD
(Out of print.)

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