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Bill Summers & Summer's HeatLondon Style ... LP
MCA, 1983. Very Good ... $0.99
Bill Summers' London Style here is one that's definitely influenced by the changes on the dancefloor coming from the UK in the early 80s – and the groove is a slightly more electrified take on the rhythms that Bill was laying down on previous albums for MCA! Overall, though, the sound's still nice and warm at points – thanks to jazzy input from group members who keep things real enough to avoid any of the too-electric styles of British pop at the time. Most numbers have vocals – sung by Bill and others – and titles include "London Town", "Tech No Bop", "City Boy Lover", "Burn Out", "Born To Die", "It's Over", and "Privacy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp, large name in marker, and some pen. Labels have some pen.)

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✨✧ Bill SummersCall It What You Want ... LP
MCA, 1981. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Bill's snapping along in a tight 80s groove on this one – leaving behind the funky fusion of his earlier years, and really developing the stronger soul side that showed up in his later Fantasy albums. The groove is really great overall – proof that there was more than a bit of jazz in the best 80s groove, and that the genre always came off better when handled by an artist who could bring that sound to the session! There's a really playful party feel to the best cuts, with lots of nice Bernard Wright-styled funky bits that go past the cliches of the genre, and into some fresher territory. Vocals are by Calvin Tillery and Lori Ham – and titles include "Call It What You Want", "TV", "Love Not My Life", "Snatch", "Come ON Out", "Your Style Ain't The Way", and "Summer Fun". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric insert. Cover has a split top seam & an index sticker.)

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✨✧ Bill SummersStraight To The Bank (double a-side single) ... 12-inch
Prestige, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
In our opinion, "Straight To The Bank" is the best track ever cut by this funky percussionist – and it's got a wondeful conga-driven funky groove, and a very catchy vocal hook! This promo single features the cut in an extended 7:25 mix, which is quite tough to find! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Bill SummersOn Sunshine ... LP
Prestige, 1979. Used ... Out Of Stock
The funky percussionist from The Headhunters – funking in a smooth mode with a summery Bay Area groove behind him. Tracks have lead vocals by Lori Ham and Calvin Tillery – and although the work isn't some of the best funk produced from the Fantasy Records scene of the mid/late 70s, the overall sound is pretty strong, and the album's got more than a few nice numbers. Titles include "Walking On Sunshine", "Dancing Lady", "Feel The Heat", "Samba De Oakland", "Musicland", and "You've Got Me Lovin Again". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a name in large letters on both sides & some light wear. Labels have some pen.)
 
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Norman ConnorsLove From The Sun (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Buddah/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... About May 1, 2018
A spiritual jazz masterpiece from drummer Norman Connors – one of those unique albums he cut before moving into soul music – done at a level that rivals the early 70s genius on labels like Strata East or Impulse Records! Connors worked with many contemporaries on those labels, and gets a good degree of help from them here, too – in a massive lineup that includes Eddie Henderson on trumpet, Herbie Hancock on keyboards, Gary Bartz on alto, Carlos Garnett on tenor, Buster Williams on bass, Bill Summers on drums, and even Dee Dee Bridgewater on a bit of vocals too! With a lineup like that, it would be easy to lay back and just do nothing – but you can really hear Connors' musical vision taking the lead – that warmly soulful approach that was there right from the start, given some great focus here by producer Skip Drinkwater. Tracks are all long, and free-flowing – a bit out at times, but always returning to the modal pulse of Connors' soulful rhythms. Titles include "Carlos II", "Kumakucha", "Holy Waters", "Revelation", and "Love From The Sun". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Herbie HancockDirectstep ... LP
CBS/Sony (Japan), 1978. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $99.99
A rare Japanese-only session from Herbie Hancock – very electric, and nicely funky in all the right parts! The set was recorded at the end of the 70s with amazing fidelity – and features a unique lineup that includes Webster Lewis on additional keyboards and Alphonse Mouzon on drums – alongside more familiar partners Bennie Maupin on reeds, Paul Jackson on bass, and Bill Summers on percussion! Given these last three, there's almost a slight Headhunters feel to the set – but the overall groove is a bit more mellow, with some wonderfully spacey touches that are super-soulful – and miles above anything that Herbie was recording in the US at the time. Titles include the sublime mellow groover "Butterfly", plus "Shiftless Shuffle", and the side-long jazzy jammer "I Thought It Was You"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with insert! Cover has some very light wear.)

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✨✧ Herbie HancockHeadhunters ... LP
Columbia, 1973. Very Good ... $16.99
A seminal jazz funk session of the 70s – Herbie Hancock's legendary meeting with The Headhunters, and a killer batch of tunes that really gave the combo their name! Herbie's playing a wide range of keys here – including Fender Rhodes, clavinet, and Arp – but almost even better is the work from the rest of the group – including Bennie Maupin on soprano and tenor sax, Paul Jackson on bass, Harvey Mason on drums, and Bill Summers on percussion! The earthier elements of the rhythm players really keep Herbie on track – bringing him back to the planet from previous trips into space, and helping him hit an all-solid, all-righteous funky groove! Titles include a great remake of "Watermelon Man", the classic original recording of "Chameleon", and the cuts "Vein Melter" and "Sly" – all nice and long! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Herbie HancockThrust ... CD
Columbia, 1974. New Copy ... $5.99 6.99
Killer electric work from Herbie Hancock – right on par with his groundbreaking Headhunters set, but a bit spacier too! The album features a Headhunters-solid lineup – with Bennie Maupin on saxes, Paul Jackson on bass, Mike Clark on drums, and Bill Summers on percussion – all grooving wonderfully with Herbie on a set of super-long tracks! Hancock himself handles a host of incredible keyboards – Fender Rhodes, clavinet, Arp, and lots more – all in a lean electric style that still sounds as fresh today as it did way back in the mid 70s – perhaps even more so, given the return to this sort of basic groove that has happened in recent years! Tracks are long, tight, and super funky – and titles include "Actual Proof", "Palm Grease", "Spank-A-Lee", and "Butterfly". CD
Also available Thrust ... LP 14.99

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Herbie HancockThrust ... LP
Columbia, 1974. Very Good- ... $14.99
Killer electric work from Herbie Hancock – right on par with his groundbreaking Headhunters set, but a bit spacier too! The album features a Headhunters-solid lineup – with Bennie Maupin on saxes, Paul Jackson on bass, Mike Clark on drums, and Bill Summers on percussion – all grooving wonderfully with Herbie on a set of super-long tracks! Hancock himself handles a host of incredible keyboards – Fender Rhodes, clavinet, Arp, and lots more – all in a lean electric style that still sounds as fresh today as it did way back in the mid 70s – perhaps even more so, given the return to this sort of basic groove that has happened in recent years! Tracks are long, tight, and super funky – and titles include "Actual Proof", "Palm Grease", "Spank-A-Lee", and "Butterfly". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing in shrinkwrap with hype sticker.)
Also available Thrust ... CD 5.99

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HeadhuntersSurvival Of The Fittest ... CD
Arista (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $13.99
A landmark bit of jazz funk – from one of the greatest backup groups of the 70s! Herbie Hancock first brought The Headhunters to light – working with the San Francisco-based combo that included Bennie Maupin, Mike Clark, Paul Jackson, and Bill Summers – using their sound to give his work the right dose of funk it needed to reach new audiences during the decade. This album's the first to feature the group on their own, without Herbie – and if we don't mind saying so, they sound even better without him! The whole thing's a wonderful mix of jazz funk grooves and very unusual rhythms – and the record contains the monster full length version of "God Make Me Funky", which is 9 minutes and 35 seconds of non stop funk, plus the cuts "If You've Got It, You'll Get It", "Magic", and "Here & Now". CD

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✨✧ Bobby HutchersonHighway One/Conception The Gift Of Love/Un Poco Loco ... CD
Columbia/BGO (UK), 1978/1979/1980. New Copy 2CD ... $15.99
A trio of incredible records from Bobby Hutcherson – two on CD for the first time ever! Highway One is a wicked post-Blue Note session from Bobby Hutcherson – one that's put together in a different way than his previous work, but still completely sublime throughout! The feel is almost to Hutcherson's earlier work what Woody Shaw's Columbia recordings were to his – tighter, with sharper production – yet still wonderfully soulful and with a strong sense of spirit. Key soloists include Freddie Hubbard on trumpet and Hubert Laws on flute – and the record also features George Cables on acoustic and electric piano, Cedar Walton on acoustic piano, and Eddie Marshall on drums. Includes the lovely "Sweet Rita Suite", plus "Circle", "Secrets Of Love", and "Bouquet". Conception is a really beautiful album from Bobby Hutcherson – late in his 70s career, but handled with the soulful depth of his brilliant early 70s work on Blue Note! The group's got George Cables on piano and Eddie Marshall on drums, plus a bit of extra percussion work by Bill Summers – and they're augmented by some larger arrangements on a number of tracks, but in a way that never gets in the way of the core souful playing on the record. Cedar Walton put the whole thing together with a masterful talent – both leading, arranging, and producing – and Bobby's never sounded better carving out his message on vibes. Titles include "Remember To Smile", "No Siree Bob", "Dreamin", "Dark Side Light Side", and "Quiet Fire". Un Poco Loco is a surprisingly great album by Bobby Hutcherson – and like his other albums for Columbia, a record that manages to be smooth, yet still has an edge! The format's bigger and more ambitious than previous years, but it's also an extension of the modal soulful style he forged with Harold Land – a really stretched out approach to the vibes that differs nicely from his 60s work, and which has some really soulful touches throughout. The group features George Cables on electric and acoustic piano, John Abercrombie on guitar, and Peter Erskine on percussion – but the real strength of the set is Bobby, who slides between vibes and marimba with a skittish energy that really cracks a lot of life into the set. Titles include "Un Poco Loco", "Ivory Coast", "The Sailor's Song", "Ebony Moonbeams" and "I Wanna Stand Over There". CD

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Kimiko KasaiRound & Round ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99
A rare set from Japanese vocalist Kimiko Kasai – one recorded in America, but only issued in Japan – and featuring a set of tunes with English language lyrics, all done in a great mix of jazz, disco, and R&B! Herbie Hancock makes a great guest appearance on the set's funky remake of "Chameleon" – and other key players include Paul Jackson, Cedar Walton, Bill Summers, Benny Maupin, and The Waters – all of whom contribute to give the session a warm California vibe. Other tracks include "Chain Reaction", "The Rest Of My Life", "Chain Reaction", "Don't Forget You Are", and "And It All Goes Round & Round". CD

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Stanley TurrentineEverybody Come On Out ... LP
Fantasy, 1976. Very Good Gatefold ... $2.99
Sweet, smooth, and soulful – a heck of a great album from Stanley Turrentine, and one that's recorded in a mode that steps off nicely from his best work at CTI! The sound's a bit tighter than most of his sides as Mister T, but the groove is still quite similar – a warm approach to electric soul jazz, played by the best in the business, and topped off by some great lead solo work from Stan – all in that impeccable tone, and with some surprisingly creative solo flourishes that seem to pop out of nowhere and keep the record interesting! Wade Marcus arranged, and players include Paul Jackson, Harvey Mason, Bill Summers, and Joe Sample – on tunes that include "I'm Not In Love", "There Is A Place", "Stairway To Heaven", "Everybody Come On Out", "Hope That We Can Be Together Soon", and "Airport Love Theme". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Johnny HammondStorm Warning ... LP
Milestone, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Recorded after his classic work with Larry Mizell, and produced by Johnny himself, but still trying to be very much in the Mizell-sounding vein. The group includes Carol Kaye on guitar, Ron Carter on bass, Ndugu on drums, and Bill Summers on percussion – and while the album is as over-the-top fantastic as Johnny's Gears LP, it's still a nice batch of California funky fusion tracks. Titles include "Lonely Dreamer", "Lady Smooth", "California Lovers", and "Quiet Storm". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Herbie HancockFlood ... LP
Sony (Japan), 1975. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Live mid 70s genius from Herbie Hancock and the Headhunters - one of Herbie's greatest records ever, and only ever issued in Japan! Herbie's playing in fine funky form with Bennie Maupin, Paul Jackson, Mike Clark, and Bill Summers – and the record stands to this day some of the best work this team ever set to wax in the 70s. The whole session's live, peformed with amazing energy, and it's beautifully recorded – with Hancock on acoustic piano, Rhodes, Arp and clavinet, Maupin on saxes, clarinet and flute, Clark on drums, Summers on percussion and Blackbird McKnight on guitar. Titles include "Actual Proof", "Spank A Lee", "Hang Up Your Hang Ups", and good remakes of "Chameleon" and "Watermelon Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the booklet. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Herbie HancockHeadhunters ... CD
Columbia, 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A seminal jazz funk session of the 70s – Herbie Hancock's legendary meeting with The Headhunters, and a killer batch of tunes that really gave the combo their name! Herbie's playing a wide range of keys here – including Fender Rhodes, clavinet, and Arp – but almost even better is the work from the rest of the group – including Bennie Maupin on soprano and tenor sax, Paul Jackson on bass, Harvey Mason on drums, and Bill Summers on percussion! The earthier elements of the rhythm players really keep Herbie on track – bringing him back to the planet from previous trips into space, and helping him hit an all-solid, all-righteous funky groove! Titles include a great remake of "Watermelon Man", the classic original recording of "Chameleon", and the cuts "Vein Melter" and "Sly" – all nice and long! CD
Also available Headhunters ... LP 16.99

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✨✧ Herbie HancockSunlight ... LP
Columbia, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An overlooked little gem in Herbie Hancock's 70s catalog – and a sweet set of funky tunes that adds an R&B edge to the Headhunters sound! Herbie's playing a heck of a lot of keys on the set – from Arp to moog to Rhodes, and everything in between – but the album never gets too crazy, and has a really nice laidback soulful approach that grooves along wonderfully on a small number of very extended tunes! Other players include Headhunters stalwarts Paul Jackson on bass, Bennie Maupin on reeds, Patrick Gleeson on electronics, and Bill Summers on drums – and Herbie does some cool singing through the keyboards in a spacey voice that's really great! Titles include "Good Question", "Sunlight", "Come Running To Me", "I Thought It Was You", and "No Means Yes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Herbie HancockThrust (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Columbia, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Killer electric work from Herbie Hancock – right on par with his groundbreaking Headhunters set, but a bit spacier too! The album features a Headhunters-solid lineup – with Bennie Maupin on saxes, Paul Jackson on bass, Mike Clark on drums, and Bill Summers on percussion – all grooving wonderfully with Herbie on a set of super-long tracks! Hancock himself handles a host of incredible keyboards – Fender Rhodes, clavinet, Arp, and lots more – all in a lean electric style that still sounds as fresh today as it did way back in the mid 70s – perhaps even more so, given the return to this sort of basic groove that has happened in recent years! Tracks are long, tight, and super funky – and titles include "Actual Proof", "Palm Grease", "Spank-A-Lee", and "Butterfly". LP, Vinyl record album
(Reissued on 180 gram vinyl.)
Also available
Thrust ... LP 14.99
Thrust ... CD 5.99

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✨✧ Herbie Hancock & The HeadhuntersOmaha Civic Auditorium 17th November 1975 ... CD
Hi Hat (UK), 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Herbie Hancock and his mighty Headhunters group playing live in Omaha in 1975 – in a set that may well have been the hippest thing to happen in Nebraska that year! The performance follows strongly off of Herbie's famous albums with the combo – with that perfect mix of cosmic elements and heavy funk, both of which really get their chance to step out in the longer, more extended passages in the concert – which features excellent work from Bennie Maupin on reeds, Paul Jackson on bass, Bill Summers on percussion, DeWayne McKnight on guitar, and Mike Clarke on drums – plus plenty of sweet keyboards from Herbie himself. The set was recorded for FM radio at the time – and titles include "Bubbles", "Hang Up Your Hang Ups", "Heartbeat", "Shekere", "Watermelon Man", and "Steppin In It". CD

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✨✧ HeadhuntersSurvival Of The Fittest ... LP
Arista, 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A landmark bit of jazz funk – from one of the greatest backup groups of the 70s! Herbie Hancock first brought The Headhunters to light – working with the San Francisco-based combo that included Bennie Maupin, Mike Clark, Paul Jackson, and Bill Summers – using their sound to give his work the right dose of funk it needed to reach new audiences during the decade. This album's the first to feature the group on their own, without Herbie – and if we don't mind saying so, they sound even better without him! The whole thing's a wonderful mix of jazz funk grooves and very unusual rhythms – and the record contains the monster full length version of "God Make Me Funky", which is 9 minutes and 35 seconds of non stop funk, plus the cuts "If You've Got It, You'll Get It", "Magic", and "Here & Now". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a promo sticker, bumped corners, and some sun bleaching on the edges.)
Also available Survival Of The Fittest ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Quincy JonesRoots – Original Soundtrack ... LP
A&M, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Quincy Jones may be best remembered for his funky soundtrack work of the 70s – but the man can also hit a deeper, more serious vein when he wants – as he does on this ambitious album-length project inspired by the landmark Roots mini-series! The music isn't a straight soundtrack from the program, but instead evokes the longer narrative over the passage of its different selections – working as its own "saga of an American family", as it moves from African roots, through years of oppression, to moments of pride and power – amidst larger orchestrations from Jones, with help from Letta Mbulu on some key vocals, and more help from Bill Summers, James Cleveland, and even Lou Gossett. Titles include "Many Rains", "Free At Last", "Jumpin De Broom", "Ole Fiddler", "Boyhood To Manhood", "Oluwa", and "Motherland". LP, Vinyl record album
(Missing the printed inner sleeve & insert. Cover has light wear & some marker in one corner.)

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✨✧ Bennie MaupinJewel In The Lotus ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1974. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the most earthy, organic offerings of the Herbie Hancock scene of the 70s – a session that's led by Headhunter reedman Bennie Maupin, and which also features Herbie on acoustic and electric piano – all in a sound that's quite different from his own work of the time! The tracks here have a very spacious, slow-building approach – a sound that's often quite stark at times, and not nearly as funky or soul-directed as you might expect. Maupin shows incredible sensitivity in his way of putting together a tune – letting things come together quite naturally, almost with the botanical quality you might expect from the title. Other players include Buster Williams on bass, Freddie Waits and Billy Hart on drums, Bill Summers on percussion, and Charles Sullivan on trumpet – all used quite spaciously and sparingly. Titles include "Esenada", "Mappo", "Excursion", "Past Is Past", "The Jewel In The Lotus", and "Song For Tracie Dixon Summers". CD
(Out of print.)
 
 
 



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