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✨✧ VariousLost & Found – The Blue Rock Records Story ... CD
Blue Rock/Mercury, Late 60s. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An amazing chapter in the history of Chicago soul – a deep look at the ultra-hip Blue Rock subsidiary of Mercury Records – home to a host of amazing singles back in the 60s! Blue Rock was only around for a few years, but managed to record some really great music – soul tunes that rival the greatness of better-known Chicago soul work on Brunswick or Okeh, bluesy bits that almost beat Chess at their own game, and some grittier grooves that feel like the best indie sides you might find on Windy City labels like Twinight or Dakar. The package is filled with amazing Chicago cuts – 60 numbers that really make us proud to be living in the powerhouse of the midwest – brought together with a level of hipness we'd hardly expect from a major label collection. Titles include "Let Her Love Me" by Otis Leavill, "Baby What's Wrong" by Johnnie Mae Matthews, "Got No Excuse" by James Crawford, "Look At Me" by The Deletts, "Baby Don't Leave Me" by Jimmy Holland, "Does Anybody Love Me" by Joyce Kennedy, "I Won't Let Her See Me Cry" by Big Frank & The Essences, "Baby Boy" by Janeen Henry, "Come On & Love Me" by Dizzy Jones, "Cheaters Never Get Anywhere" by Big Tim & The Empires, "She's Mine" by The Chi-Lites, "Darling I'll Get Along Somehow" by Reggie Lamont, "Don't Go Away" by Reginald Domino, "Ooo Baby" by Bobby Hutton, "Lost & Found" by Kenny Carlton, "You're Tuff Enough" by Jr Wells, "A Grown Man Cry" by Chino Feaster, " Over My Dead Body" by Benny & Tina, "Checkin Out" by The Festivals, "Love Ain't Never Hurt Nobody" by Brenda Duff, and "I'm In Your Corner" by Roy Hytower. CD
(Out of print. CD case has a cutout hole.)
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✨✧ Junior WellsYou're Tuff Enough (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Mercury/Blue Rock (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Some of our favorite work ever from the legendary Junior Wells – a singer known best to most folks for his work on the Chicago blues scene, but also a surprisingly soulful talent on this great album for Mercury's Blue Rock subsidiary! Blue Rock lived for just a short time, but cut some excellent work in the process – and like this album, much of their releases aimed to blend blues material with some of the grittier, funkier side of Chicago in the late 60s – making for sock-soul sessions that can rival some of the best Chess Records 45s at the time! No surprise, the album's filled with work from chess talents who include Monk Higgins and Charles Stepney – who handle arrangements along with Wells – and titles include the killer classic "Up in Heah", plus "It's All Soul", "Gonna Cramp Your Style", "Where Did I Go Wrong?", "Sweet Darling Think It Over", "The Hippies Are Trying", "Junior's Groove", and "You're The One". CD features loads of bonus tracks – 10 more titles that include "Another Mule Is Kicking In Your Stall", "I Just Wanna Groove", "I'm Your Gravy Train", "What Is That You Got", and "You Better Watch Yourself". CD
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Allman BrothersEat A Peach (2CD deluxe edition) ... CD
Polydor/Universal, 1971/1972. Used 2CD ... $12.99
A landmark in southern rock! Titles include "Les Brers In A Minor", "Melissa", "Mountain Jam", "One Way Out", "Trouble No More", "Little Martha", and "Blue Sky". Includes the final Fillmore East Concert from 1971 on the second CD! CD
(Includes original slipcase.)

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Kevin AyersShooting At The Moon ... CD
Harvest/Water, 1970. Used ... $14.99
A wonderful little record – one that's filled with subtle charms and surprising moments of beauty – played by an intimate group of musicians who include Lol Coxhill, David Bedford, and Mike Oldfield! In a way, the record's a bit of a precursor for some of the experiments to come from Coxhill and Bedford – because the set blends together bits of rock, jazz, and other musics – all with a careful sense of production that filters the best elements together nicely, the focuses them into some extremely compelling tunes. Ayers sings on most numbers, but the instrumental side of the album almost gets greater focus – and titles include "May I", "Pisser Dans Un Violon", "The Oyster & The Flying Fish", "Shooting At The Moon", "Red Green & You Blue", "Underwater", and "Lunatics Lament". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi!)

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Kevin Ayers, Brian Eno, John Cale, Nico & othersJune 1, 1974 ... LP
Island, 1974. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A British art rock jam session, more or less, pulled together by Soft Machine bassist Kevin Ayers, who recruited Eno, John Cale and Nico, former bandmate Robert Wyatt, the enigmatic Rabbit (John Bundrick) on keyboards – more well known for his work with the Who – plus Mike Oldfield on guitar and a number of other guests and co-conspirators. A nice document of the scene a the time, with concise performances and a much tighter feel than you might imagine given the circumstances of the recording. 9 numbers in all, including "Driving Me Backwards", "Baby's On Fire", "Heartbreak Hotel", "The End", "May I?", "Shouting IN A Bucket Blues", "Stranger In Blue Suede Shoes", "Everybody's Sometime And Some People's All The Time Blues" and "Two Goes Into Four". LP, Vinyl record album
(Palm tree label UK pressing. Cover has light corner wear.)

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Dave BaileyOne Foot In The Gutter ... CD
Columbia/Koch, 1960. Used ... $8.99
Hard to have any feet in the gutter when you sound this great – as the album's a killer batch of hardbop, led by drummer Dave Bailey during his classic short run on Columbia! The lineup here is amazing – a rock-solid sextet with Clark Terry on trumpet, Junior Cook on tenor, Curtis Fuller on trombone, Horace Parlan on piano, and Peck Morrison on bass – all hitting with an intensity which rivals the best on Blue Note or Prestige – but which is arguably even better, given that most of the tracks on the set really stretch out! Side two features an extended 20 minute take on "Sandu" – and side one features "One Foot In The Gutter" and "Well You Needn't" – both over 10 minutes long! CD
Also available One Foot In The Gutter (with bonus track) ... CD 8.99

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Dave BaileyOne Foot In The Gutter (with bonus track) ... CD
Columbia (UK), 1960. New Copy ... $8.99
Hard to have any feet in the gutter when you sound this great – as the album's a killer batch of hardbop, led by drummer Dave Bailey during his classic short run on Columbia! The lineup here is amazing – a rock-solid sextet with Clark Terry on trumpet, Junior Cook on tenor, Curtis Fuller on trombone, Horace Parlan on piano, and Peck Morrison on bass – all hitting with an intensity which rivals the best on Blue Note or Prestige – but which is arguably even better, given that most of the tracks on the set really stretch out! Side two features an extended 20 minute take on "Sandu" – and side one features "One Foot In The Gutter" and "Well You Needn't" – both over 10 minutes long! CD also features the bonus track "Brownie Speaks". CD
Also available One Foot In The Gutter ... CD 8.99

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Jimmy BeasleyJimmy's House Party ... CD
Modern/Ace (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
The complete Modern Records sessions by Jimmy Beasley – done for the famous LA label, but all recorded in Beasley's home town of New Orleans – with a very raw, early Crescent City vibe! Many of these cuts were done with the group of Dave Bartholomew at Cosimo's Studios – and they're filled with the kind of romping rhythms and piano lines that you'd know from some of Dave's bigger-name sessions with artists like Fats Domino or Smiley Lewis – yet Jimmy's approach here is nicely different, and far less familiar – almost jazzy at times, and with less of a need to "rock" than some of his contemporaries! That doesn't mean that these tracks don't groove with the New Orleans best – just that they've got some very cool, individual touches – and sophisticated shadings that we really appreciate. CD features rare singles and album tracks issued on the Modern, Crown, and United labels – plus unreleased tracks – a whopping 31 titles that include "No Love For Me", "Johnny's House Party (parts 1 & 2)", "She's Good To Me", "Don't Break This Heart Of Mine", "We Three", "That's The Way It's Gonna Be", "I'm So Blue", "My Baby's Gone", "Rhumba Rock", "Rock & Roll", and even a rare "Radio ID"! CD

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Blue JugBlue Jug ... CD
Capricorn/Universal (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $21.99
One of the most obscure records from the early 70s run on Capricorn Records – and a set with nicely deep corners that really live up to the promise of the label! These guys look like a bunch of hillbillies on the cover – an aspect that's maybe inferred by the "jug" in their name, too – but they work in some of the more sophisticated blends of styles coming out of the southern scene at the time – bits of rock and country, plus maybe a bit of soul, all wrapped around each other at the American Studios in Memphis – and delivered with a simple, no-nonsense quality that's neither trying to be too earnest, nor trying to crack the charts. These guys come across exactly as they appear on the cover – unabashed, and really only trying to live in a world where they're comfortable with themselves – which makes for a mighty nice album overall. Tracks include "Sugar Man", "Education", "Hard Luck Jimmy", "When The Moon Rises", "A Miner's Song", "Take A Little Time", and "Come On To Town Ned". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Blue MinkReal Mink ... LP
Philips, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $1.99
One of the first albums from Blue Mink – a seminal rock/soul crossover act who really broke bigger in the 70s! The album's strongest asset is singer Madeline Bell, who works in duet form with group leader Roger Cook on most numbers – bringing the record a strongly soulful component that really helps sell some of its beat group leanings. And in the instrumentation department, the group here have plenty of touches from the late 60s Brit beat scene – including strong presence of organ and electric piano, lots of jamming guitar, and an overall approach to the groove that's strongly influenced by American soul and R&B, but which also has jazzy touches. Titles include "Good Morning Freedom", "Gimme Reggae", "Can You Feel It Baby", "Our World", "Sweet & Sour", "I Lose The Game", and "Silk What?". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole & some light wear.)

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Kenny BurrellBlue Lights Vol 2 ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1958. New Copy ... $9.99
Some of Kenny Burrell's best early work! The album catches Kenny in the perfect Blue Note jam session mode of the late 50s – which features a number of the label's star players hitting hard with the main soloist. Players on the two volume set include Duke Jordan or Bobby Timmons piano, Junior Cook and Tina Brooks tenor, Louis Smith trumpet, and Art Blakey on Drums. The cuts have a very open-ended blowing session feel, and Kenny comes through surprisingly well, really picking up steam on a way you don't always hear in more restrained recordings. Titles on this volume include "Rock Salt", "Chuckin", and "Caravan". CD

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Donald ByrdByrd Blows On Beacon Hill ... LP
Transition, 1956. Near Mint- ... $44.99
Beautiful hardbop from Boston! A young Donald Byrd fronts a rare quartet session on this hard-to-find recording that was originally cut for the obscure Transition label – pre-Blue Note material that's easily some of Donald's best material from the early years! The record features a very different side than some of Byrd's other early two-leader sessions – especially as he blows with a warmth and moodiness that we don't normally hear from him at this point. The rest of the group includes Ray Santisi piano, Doug Watkins bass, and Jim Zitano drums – and titles include "Little Rock Getaway", "If I Love Again", "What's New", and "Stella By Starlight". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing – with insert!)

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Donald ByrdCreeper ... LP
Blue Note, 1967/1981. Very Good+ ... $18.99
A rock-solid set from Donald Byrd and a great group of players – a record that's got the same sharp edges and dark undercurrents of late 60s classics like Black Jack, Mustang, and Slow Drag! As with those gems, this album's got Donald really experimenting a bit more – especially with the rhythms – which are put forth by a hip trio that features Chick Corea on piano, Miroslav Vitous on bass, and Mickey Roker on drums! But almost even better is the frontline – with Sonny Red making one of his sublime appearances with Byrd, blowing alto with an edge that's amazing – and frequent partner Pepper Adams, adding plenty of baritone on the deep end. The whole thing's great – oddly unreleased until the start of the 80s – and titles include "Samba Yanta", "I Will Wait For You", "Blues Medium Rare", "The Creeper", "Chico-San", "Early Sunday Morning", and "Blues Well Done". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing.)

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Johnny CashMan In Black – Live In Denmark 1971 ... CD
Columbia, 1971. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
A stellar concert from The Man In Black – and a set we'd rank right up there with the prison-based live that Johnny Cash recorded in the 60s! The material here is handled wonderfully – and recorded equally well, too – and in addition to a number of very strong performances by Johnny alone, the set also features some guest appearances that include solo numbers by Carl Perkins, The Carter Family, and The Statler Brothers – as well as Cash performances with most of them, and a few duets with June Carter Cash! Titles include Johnny on versions of "Sunday Mornin Comin Down", "I Walk The Line", "Guess Things Happen That Way", "Man In Black", and "Me & Bobby McGee"; duets with June on "Help Me Make It Through The Night", "Darlin Companion", and "If I Were A Carpenter"; "Matchbox" and "Blue Suede Shoes" by Carl Perkins; "Flowers On The Wall" and "Bed Of Roses" by The Statler Brothers; "Song To Mama" by The Carter Family; and variations of Johnny with other acts on "Rock Of Ages", "No Need To Worry", and "Children Go Where I Send Thee". CD

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ChaseEnnea ... LP
Epic, 1972. Very Good ... $2.99
A jazz rock classic that still sounds pretty darn tasty today – forged on the heels of Chicago and Blood Sweat & Tears, but with a sound that's leaner and meaner! The group's led by trumpeter Bill Chase – hence their name – and features lead vocals by GG Shinn and Terry Richards, both in a style that's got the same blue-eyed jazz soul overtones as that used by the groups mentioned above. The real strength of the tracks, though, is their jazzy backings – horn-heavy, as you'd expect, and hitting some great riffs and licks on the album's side-long title "suite", which features many instrumental passages. Titles include "Hades", "Aphrodite (parts 1 & 2)", "Zeus", "Poseidon", "Cronus", "It Won't Be Long", "I Can Feel It", and "Night". LP, Vinyl record album

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Graham CollierSongs For My Father ... CD
Disconforme (Spain), 1970. Used ... $16.99
Fresh, exciting, and one of the best reissues we've heard in ages! Graham Collier is one of many British jazz players who should have been huge, but who never made it big out of the UK – thanks to small pressings of classic albums like this one, and to various prejudices about British jazz around the world. Even the notes of this CD sort of get the concept wrong – as the sticker on the front stresses that fact that some of the players later went onto play in prog rock groups. Forget about all that, though – because this album's a masterpiece of modernist soul jazz, with a sound that recalls the best late Blue Note work by Lee Morgan or Hank Mobley. Alan Wakeman's tenor is perfectly pitched, and searingly searching; Harry Beckett's trumpet is round, lyrical, and filled with soul; and the piano of John Taylor comps along in chunky modal grooves that make the whole album fall together brilliantly. Tracks include "Song One", "Song Two", "Song Three", etc – and they're all fantastic! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ CrusadersChain Reaction (Original Master Recording) ... LP
Mobile Fidelity/Blue Thumb, 1975. Very Good+ ... $14.99
On this one, the Crusaders definitely crossed from jazz into funk – but who cares, because the album's so darn great! The record's got a tight LA groove, with some excellent electric keyboards, sweet sax solos, and tight drumming throughout. True proof that sometimes a lot of money can be put to good use to improve a band's sound in the studio – and with the tracks to back it up, like "Creole", "Chain Reaction", "Rainbow Visions", "Hallucinate", and "Soul Caravan". This is album is to jazz funk what Steely Dan's Aja was to 70s rock! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover is wrinkled with some flaking on the bottom 4 inches.)

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Ted CursonNew Thing & The Blue Thing ... CD
Koch/Atlantic, 1965. Used ... $4.99
Stunning early work from trumpeter Ted Curson – a record that's got as much soul and rock-solid power as you'd guess from the image on the cover! Ted's working here in the company of his frequent partner from the early days – tenorist Bill Barron – and together, they come up with a riveting sound that rivals the genius of early 60s work from Charles Mingus or Booker Ervin – with a similar blend of sharp edges, tight rhythms, and in the pocket soul! The rest of the group features Georges Arvanitas on piano – making a rare American appearance – plus Herb Bushler on bass and Dick Berk on drums. Titles include the classic "Straight Ice", plus "Reava's Waltz", "Elephant Walk", and "Nublu". CD

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Everly BrothersIt's Everly Time! ... LP
Warner, 1960. Very Good ... $14.99
Pure brilliance from the early Everly Brothers – the kind of record that easily shows why they were the Louvin Brothers of the rock and roll scene! The harmonies are sublime – almost an exercise in vocal counterpoint that has the speakers stretching wide to encompass their greatness – and the tunes are beautiful – often rooted in country, with a heavy shade of blue – way more melancholy than the big pop hits you may know from the pair, and produced to perfection at a level that still leaves us breathless! Titles include "So Sad", "Just In Case", "That's What You Do To Me", "Sleepless Nights", "Carol Jane", "Oh True Love", and "Memories Are Made Of This". LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label stereo pressing.)

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FamilyFearless ... LP
Reprise (UK), 1971. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $9.99
The third album of the 70s from this fearless Family and it's only '71 – a fertile period and this set is just as solid if not just a slight bit stronger than the previous couple albums! The mix of heavier, propulsively rhythmic rock and wispy, acoustic touches flows just bit more comfortably on this one – the discordancy of their styles simply seems to get less jarring from album-to-album – but that said, the unpredictability of one song's sound to the next is still a big part of the charm. Cool stuff! Includes "Between Blue And Me", "Sat'D'Y Barfly", "Larf And Sing", "Spanish Tide", "Save Some For Thee", "Children", "Blind", "Burning Bridges" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing on United Artists, in the die-cut gatefold booklet cover, with a cut corner and light wear.)

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Alan GerberAlan Gerber Album ... CD
Shelter/Universal (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $21.99
An obscure set from the Memphis scene at the start of the 70s – cut during that time when it seemed like the city was brimming over with rock talents who'd drunk some of the deeper currents of soul in the city! Yet unlike artists of a few years before, who might have tried their own blue-eyed soul sort of approach, guys like Alan Gerber were much more focused on their long-haired rock expressions – but had no trouble at all bringing in the right sort of elements to deepen the sound – like Steve Cropper, who produced some of the sessions, and the Memphis Horns, who add just the right sparkle at times. Yet much of the record is in a folksy sort of mode – with Gerber handling some nice acoustic guitar alongside his vocals, and nice use of both bottleneck and slide from Bill Wolff. Like so many other albums of its type at the time, this one never fully got its due – and titles include "She Said He Said", "Lucinda", "Sigmund's Blues", "Fishing Again", "Jaffe's Lament", and "People Together". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Robert Glasper ExperimentBlack Radio – Japan Tour Package (Black Radio/Black Radio 2/Black Radio Recovered/bonus track) (3CD set) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 2012/2013. New Copy 3CD ... $38.99
A really special Japanese-only package – designed to accompany Robert Glasper's tour of Japan! The set features 3 CDs from his Experiment albums – the first of which is Black Radio, an album that features loads of Glasper's enigmatic piano lines – those fluid, elliptical sounds that are always filled with plenty of soul and imagination – matched here with guest vocals from a host of key talents – including Erykah Badu, Lalah Hathaway, Musiq Soulchild, Meshell Ndegeocello, Bilal, and Lupe Fiasco! One of the best musical moments we've heard from Blue Note in years – with titles that include "Always Shine", "Move Love", "Ah Yeah", "Lift Off", "Afro Blue", "Cherish The Day", "Black Radio", and "Letter To Hermione". Next is the follow-up – Black Radio 2 – a set that makes us fall in love with his music even more than before – and that's saying a heck of a lot, given that we've loved him for years! Glasper's working here in his collaborative Black Radio format – but at a level that's even more perfected than the initial album of this project – a really groundbreaking blend of live jazz instrumentation and underground soul inspiration – served up by Robert's core quartet, with help from a whole host of wonderful guest singers! The singers are the icing on the cake – a lineup that includes Faith Evans, Dwele, Jill Scott, Common, Lupe Fiasco, Lalah Hathaway, Norah Jones, and others – on titles that include "Calls", "Worries", "I Stand Alone", "What Are We Doing", "Trust", "Yet To Find", "You Own Me", "Somebody Else", "Persevere", and "Let It Ride". Last up is Black Radio Recovered – sweet remixes from Robert Glasper's Black Radio album – all of them tunes that sound even more soulful than the originals! Given that the core record itself was a bit of a "remix" – Glasper's keyboards, funky beats, and hip contributions from a range of soul singers – the expansion of those sounds works perfectly here – stretching out the wonderful mix of modes through some sweet tracks that still leave plenty of room for Robert's keyboards. The set includes a totally great 9 minute "Dillalude #2", plus "Twice (?uestlove's Twice Baked rmx)", "Afro Blue (9th Wonder's blue light basement rmx with Phonte)", "Black Radio (Pete Rock rmx)", "Consequences Of Jealousy (Georgia Anne Muldrow's sassy geemix)", and "Letter To Hermione (Robert Glasper & Jewels rmx)". Black Radio 2 also features tracks from the deluxe version – and the bonus track "Trust (alternate)" with Marsha Ambrosius & Common. CD
(Comes with bonus stickers too!)

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