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Los Hombres CalientesLos Hombres Calientes – Bill Summers, Irvin Mayfield, Jason Marsalis – Vol 2 ... CD
Basin Street, 2000. Used ... $6.99
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✨✧ Bill SummersJam The Box ... CD
MCA/Universal (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $13.99
Bill Summers is a long way from The Headhunters on this record – but he's still sounding great! Unlike the acoustic rhythms of Summers' 70s albums, this set has Bill crafting some electro-tinged groovers designed to appeal to the street crowd indicated by the image of a boom box on the front cover – a tight compressed 80s groove sound that you'd find in the best work at the time by Bernard Wright or Keni Burke, with some great jazzy touches underneath! Vocals are by Lori Ham, Calvin Tillery, Claytoven Richardson, and Larry Batiste – and tracks include "We Call It The Box", "Dreaming", "Dream Of Love", "At The Concert", "Throw Down", "Drum Affair", and "Give Your Love To Me". CD

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✨✧ Los Hombres CalientesLos Hombres Calientes – Bill Summers, Irvin Mayfield, Jason Marsalis ... CD
Basin Street, 1998. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Bill SummersCayenne ... LP
Prestige, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Second LP of Bay Area jazzy funk from the percussionist for the Headhunters band. Produced by Leon Ndugu Chancler, with Rodney Franklin, Ray Obiedo, Hadley Caliman, James Levi and others, the groove goes back and forth between uptempo slick funk, to more jazzy fusion tracks, to a couple of spacious percussion based numbers. The intro to "Magic" is ripe for sampling with a tight 70s groove, and nice stabs, before the cut rolls in with a nice Grover Washington type vibe. Other numbers include "What's This Mess", "I've Been Around" and "Latican Space Mambo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Bill SummersFeel The Heat ... CD
Prestige/Universal (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Masterful funky soul jazz from the mid 70s – and one of the best solo albums recorded by Headhunter Bill Summers – a sunny batch of Bay Area funk that really grooves with the best of Fantasy Records from the time! The set was produced by Skip Scarborough, and has that great bubbling, stepping, soulful groove that was Scarborough's best contribution to jazz funk – a trademark groove that was every bit as important to the 70s as the work of Bob James or Larry Mizell! Summers' work on congas and percussion is excellent and the players are totally top shelf – the core group features drums by Alphonse Mouzon, bass by Paul Jackson, and keyboards by Scarborough – and vocalists on the set include Dianne Reeves, Mikki Morris, and Charles Meeks. Titles include "Drum Suite", "Come Into My Life", "People Know", "Just A Matter Of Time", "No One", "Check It Out", and "Que Sabroso". CD
 
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✨✧ Herbie HancockDirectstep ... CD
CBS/Sony/Wounded Bird, 1978. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
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"! CD

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HeadhuntersSurvival Of The Fittest ... LP
Arista, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
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Survival Of The Fittest (Japanese pressing) ... CD 16.99
Survival Of The Fittest/Straight From The Gate ... CD 15.99

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✨✧ HeadhuntersSurvival Of The Fittest (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Arista (Japan), 1975. Used ... $16.99
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
(Out of print. Includes obi.)
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Survival Of The Fittest ... LP 9.99
Survival Of The Fittest/Straight From The Gate ... CD 15.99

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HeadhuntersSurvival Of The Fittest/Straight From The Gate ... CD
Arista/R2 (UK), 1975/1977. New Copy 2CD ... $15.99 16.99
A seminal set of grooves – two Headhunters classics on a single set! First up is Survival Of The Fittest – 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". Straight From The Gate is a killer – and the album's much more of a solid soul effort than the group's debut! The vocals are better, with more of a feel for the lyrics – and the songs themselves are a great mix of funk and smooth soul. There's still plenty of tight jamming and cool electronics – and the group still includes Mike Clark, Bennie Maupin,and Paul Jackson. Includes the sample cut "I Remember I Made You Cry", plus "Pork Soda", "Dreams", "Straight From The Gate", and "Mayonnaise". CD
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Survival Of The Fittest ... LP 9.99
Survival Of The Fittest (Japanese pressing) ... CD 16.99

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Eddie HendersonMahal (with bonus track) ... CD
Capitol/Soul Brother (UK), 1978. New Copy ... $16.99
An excellent document of how the rawer soul jazz spiritualism of the early 70s smoothed out to become the spacey mellow fusion of the late 70s. The players all have their jazz funk chops – and include Paul Humphrey, Herbie Hancock, Bennie Maupin, and Bill Summers – and they've taken years at their craft to perfect their interplay in a subtle fashion, without the heavier full-on message of earlier days. Skip Drinkwater's producing the set – and as on some of his best work from the time, he manages to give the whole thing a smooth sound, yet still retain a lot of the soul. Lots of nice grooves, with almost a Larry Mizell feeling to them. Titles include "Mahal", "Ecstasy", "Butterfly", and "Cyclops". Also includes a bonus disco remix version of "Cyclops". CD

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✨✧ Quincy JonesRoots – Original Soundtrack ... LP
A&M, 1976. Sealed ... $2.99
Well, the soundtrack's not one of Quincy's funkiest, but it does include some nice moments – especially on some of the more African-inflected numbers. Features performances from James Cleveland, Letta Mbulu, and Bill Summers – and tracks include "Many Rains", "Free At Last", "Jumpin De Broom", "Ole Fiddler", "Boyhood To Manhood", "Oluwa", and "Motherland". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch & some shopwear. Shrinkwrap has a few holes.)

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✨✧ Babatunde LeaMarch Of The Jazz Guerillas ... CD
Ubiquity, 2000. Used ... $3.99
Percussionist Babatunde's been on the scene for years – laying down some great work on albums by other folks, including many jazz funk classics. This album's a mix of percussion heavy jazz tracks, many of which have a Latin flavor – and Babutunde's joined by some top players sensitive to both Latin jazz and percussion grooves, including Hilton Ruiz, Bill Summers, and Alex Blake. The album's got a nice remake of "The Creator Has A Master Plan", plus "Abuse Of Reality Mambo", "Back On Track", "Descarga Para Ginny", and "Baldwin's Fire". A hip record, with many different strands of jazz running through it. CD
(Please Note – The back tray card is missing, everything else is included in this copy.)

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Shawn PhillipsRumplestiltskin's Resolve ... LP
A&M, 1976. Very Good+ ... $7.99
A wonderful bit of funky folksy rock – one that has Shawn Phillips working with members of The Headhunters, including Paul Jackson, Bill Summers, and Mike Clark. The best of the cuts may well be "Hie Away", one that juxtaposes Phillips' artsy folk vocals against some smooth jazz funk by the band. Other tracks start slow and stay slow, or build up into some nice funky riffing that resembles work on other funky Phillips albums. Titles include "Wailing Wall", "Early Morning Hours", "Spitefull", and "Today". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsDon't Ask ... LP
Milestone, 1979. Very Good ... $1.99
Features two duets with guitarist Larry Coryell – and other tracks include Mark Soskin on acoustic piano, Al Foster on drums, and Bill Summers on congas! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring & edge wear.)

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✨✧ Herbie HancockFlood ... CD
Sony/Wounded Bird, 1975. New Copy ... 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". CD

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✨✧ Herbie HancockHeadhunters ... LP
Columbia, 1973. 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! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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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.)

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsLove At First Sight ... LP
Milestone, 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With a quartet that includes George Duke on acoustic and electric piano – plus some percussion from Bill Summers! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a creased corner and a light stain along the spine.)

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsWay I Feel ... LP
Milestone, 1976. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Sonny Rollins' sweetest electric sessions from the 70s – a date that features Patrice Rushen handling some keyboards, and Lee Ritenour on guitar – but Sonny blowing solid, soulful tenor all the way through! The setting is the sort that might initially turn off fans of Rollins' classic era, but it's great to hear him change things up here – picking up some rhythms that you might not normally expect, and really doing some great things with them – as on his Caribbean-inflected RCA album from the 60s. Other players include Alex Blake on bass, Billy Cobham on drums, and Bill Summers on congas – and there's a horn section on some numbers too. Rollins composed most of the tracks and they include "Island Lady", "Asfrantation Woogie", "Happy Feel", and "Charm Baby". Other titles includes the George Duke numbers "Love Reborn" and "The Way I Feel About You" – plus Rushen's "Shout It Out". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and some wear.)

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✨✧ VariousJazz Club – From Jamaica With Jazz ... CD
Jazzclub (Germany), 1970s/1980s/1990s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the more far-reaching compilations in the Jazz Club series – reggae covers by jazz mainstays and more from late 60s onward, with a focus on great stuff from the 70s! All of the material was culled from the vast Universal vaults – and it's a pretty sweet set of jazzy reggae and reggae jazz, from artists as diverse as Ernest Ranglin, Bernard Pretty Purdie, The Skatalites, Bill Fraser, Deodato and Medeski, Martin & Wood! 14 tracks in all: "54-46 – (Was My Number)" by Ernest Ranglin, "Jammin'" by Monty Alexander, "I Can See Clearly Now" by Junior Mance, "Natty Never Get Weary" by Dean Fraser, "Rock Fort Rock" by Skatalites, "Montego Bay" by Pretty Purdie, "I Shot The Sheriff" by Deodato, "Walking On Sunshine" by Bill Summers, "Pressure Drop" by Brass Fraser and more. CD

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✨✧ Various80s Soul Classics Vol 5 – Sweet Soul Vibes & Funky Club Tunes ... CD
PTG (Netherlands), Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Way more than just the usual classics you might associate with 80s soul – and instead a great batch of album cuts and "bubbling under" tracks that are really ripe for rediscovery! The music here is all in the best 80s groove mode – tight, but never uptight – with lots of jazzy inflections on the keyboards and other instrumentation alongside the vocals – a groove that's bouncy enough for the club, but laidback enough for other sorts of listening as well. The track selection is great – no overdone hits here – and titles include "Find Yourself" by Bobby Broom, "Throw It Down Shake Your Body" by Bill Summers, "Move Everything You've Got" by Thunder, "Keep On" by Tavares, "Let's Celebrate" by Jones Girls, "Voo Doo" by Sergio Mendes, "It's Alright" by Sho Nuff, "Fun City" by Vernon Burch, "Don't Ask Me To Be Friends" by Billy Griffin, and "Get It While You Can" by Bobby Nunn. 2CDs, and 24 tracks! CD
 
 
 



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