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Little Junior Parker/Bobby Blue BlandDouble Feature – The Barefoot Rock & You Got Me ... LP
Duke, Early 60s. Very Good ... $33.99
Cool LP that brings together Duke singles by Bobby Blue Bland and Junior Parker, in a "double feature" set that devotes a side apiece to material by each of them. The sound is hard bluesy soul, with tracks like "Next Time You See Me", "Wondering", "It's My Life, Baby", "I Smell Trouble", and "Farther Up The Road". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label Duke pressing.)
 
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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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Blue CheerNew! Improved! ... LP
Philips, 1969. Near Mint- ... $39.99
This Blue Cheer record, their first of 2 in 1969, has a different lineup on each side–with Bruce Stephens on guitar, tortoise shell, & sandblocks, and Burns Kellogg on piano & organ on the somewhat more bluesy & song-oriented Side 1, while Randy Holden takes over guitar & vocals for the much heavier psych-rock approach on Side 2. Titles include "When It All Gets Old", "I Want My Baby Back", "Aces'N'Eights", "Peace Of Mind", "Honey Buter Lover", and the mind-melting "Fruit & Iceburgs". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a minor stain in the bottom right corner.)

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Clifford BrownMemorial Album (Blue Note) ... LP
Blue Note, 1953. Very Good ... $89.99
Clifford Brown only recorded a handful of sides for Blue Note – but all of the best ones are included in this excellent album – a full length set that culls together Brown's material from the 10" years, issued as a memorial to his early death in 1956! Side one features Brown with the modernist Gigi Gryce on flute and alto sax – plus Charlie Rouse on tenor, John Lewis on piano, Percy Heath on bass, and Art Blakey on drums – a lineup that has a strong sense of soul, balanced with a dose of modernism – on titles that include the classic "Hymn to the Orient" – worth the price of the album alone – plus "Easy Living", "Cherokee", "Wail Bait", and "Minor Mood". Side two features an equally sharp group – with Lou Donaldson on some excellent alto, and the great Elmo Hope on piano – on titles that include "Brownie Speaks", "De Dah", "Cookin", "You Go To My Head", and "Carving The Rock". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 63rd Street pressing, with deep groove, RVG & 9M etch, and ear. Vinyl has a mark that clicks on "Wail Bait". Cover has some edge wear, with a small name in pen and a vintage price sticker on back.)

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Kenny Burrell5 Original Albums (Introducing/Kenny Burrell/Blue Lights Vols 1 & 2/Five Spot Cafe) (5CD set) ... CD
Blue Note (Germany), Late 50s. New Copy 5CD ... $21.99
An amazing early run of music from guitarist Kenny Burrell – five albums in a single package, each with LP-style covers! First up is his Blue Note debut – Introducing Kenny Burrell – arguably one of the greatest Kenny Burrell albums ever! Unlike some of Kenny's other sessions, which hide his guitar in arrangements that are a bit too complicated – this one's a nicely stripped-down album that sets his hollow electric in a group with Tommy Flanagan on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, Kenny Clarke on drums, and Candido on conga. The tracks are nicely laidback, and Kenny hits some nice deep grooves on cuts like "Fugue N Blues", "Takeela", and "Delilah". Plus, the album also includes a totally cool percussion-only track – "Rhythmorama", which is a duet between Kenny Clarke and Candido! Next is the self-titled Kenny Burrell – Blue Note 1543 – early genius from Kenny – a set that features the guitarist sounding beautiful in a variety of settings, all of them great! The format really mixes things up nicely – almost showing a more diverse Kenny than in later years – as one track is solo, and the others feature quartet, quintet, and sextet lineups – with players who include JR Monterose or Frank Foster on tenor, Tommy Flanagan or Bobby Timons on piano, Oscar Pettiford or Sam Jones on bass, Kenny Dorham on trumpet, and Kenny Clarke or Shadow Wilson on drums. The solo track is a great version of "But Not For Me" – and other titles include "Mexico City", "Cheeta", "Phinupi", and "Now See How You Are". Next are the two records that make up Blue Lights Vols 1 & 2 – material that catches Kenny in the perfect Blue Note jam session mode of the late 50s – one used also with Jimmy Smith, and 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 include "Yes Baby", "Scotch Blues", "Rock Salt", "Chuckin", "Phinupi", and "Caravan". Last up is On View At The Five Spot Cafe – a smoking live session, and one that's got a bit more of an edge than some of his other records from the time! Kenny's guitar still has that impeccable tone throughout – but it's also matched by some wonderful tenor from the great Tina Brooks – making one of his few key Blue Note appearances here – in a massively cooking group that also features some piano from Bobby Timmons on three of the album's five tracks (Roland Hanna plays on the two others) – plus drums from Art Blakey, and bass from Ben Tucker – a pair wo work together wonderfully to create some really great grooves. Kenny himself seems to pick up great energy in the setting – and titles include "Lady Be Good", "Birk's Works", "36-23-36", and "Hallelujah". CD

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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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New Thing & The Blue Thing ... LP 39.99
New Thing & The Blue Thing ... CD 8.99

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Ted CursonNew Thing & The Blue Thing ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1965. Used ... $8.99
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
(Includes obi.)
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New Thing & The Blue Thing ... LP 39.99
New Thing & The Blue Thing ... CD 4.99

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Ted CursonNew Thing & The Blue Thing ... LP
Atlantic, 1965. Near Mint- ... $39.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue & green label stereo pressing. Cover has a cutout notch and light wear on back.)
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New Thing & The Blue Thing ... CD 4.99
New Thing & The Blue Thing ... CD 8.99

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Bob Dorough, Jack Sheldon & Blossom DearieSchoolhouse Rock! (4CD boxset) ... CD
Capitol, Early 70s. Used 4CD ... $89.99
... CD
(Out of print. Textured cover has two small tears from the original label, but hardly noticeable against blue background. Overall this set is in great shape.)

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Rock FerranteRock N Rhythm ... LP
Savoy, Early 70s. Sealed ... $13.99
A weird lost Hammond side from organist Rock Ferrante – a young player who was one of the few jazz musicians to record for Savoy in the 70s! The set's got a lean, clean style that's pretty nice – as Rock plays a Yamaha organ with a virtuosity that's surprising for his young age – a way of hitting the keys with incredibly fluidity, reminding us a fair bit of some of Jimmy Smith's earliest Blue Note work – touched with some of the cleaner organ sounds that came to be used in the wake of Walter Wanderley. Other players on the set aren't listed, but the group's a small one with guitar and a bit of drums – and titles include "Moon Rock", "Wave", "Blues-ette", "If", "The Beat Goes On", and "Lament". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout mark.)

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Toshinori Kondo Tibetan Blue Air Liquid BandKhchyu Fuyuu ... CD
Art Union/Solid (Japan), 1983. New Copy ... $28.99
Trumpeter Toshinori Kondo may have cut some avant-oriented material over the years – but this set is a different sort of record – one that's cut with his Tibetan Blue Air Liquid Band, in a playful mix of rhythms, tones, and jazz! The approach is maybe post-fusion, inflected with a bit of art rock inspiration – still with plenty of jazz-based solos, but also a very unconventional approach to the rhythms, which are sometimes sunny and bright, sometimes a bit more edgey. Titles include "Raku Raku Raku", "Light Footwork Song", "7 Time", "A Crack In The Sky", and "Setouchi Blue". CD

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Blue MitchellBring It Home To Me (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note (Spain), 1966. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
Genius work from trumpeter Blue Mitchell – one of his most solid sides as a leader from the 60s, and a well-deserved treasure in the Blue Note catalog! The album's quite different than the straight soul jazz of Blue's early days on Riverside – or the more arranged dates of the late 60s – and it features him moving in a soulful, lyrical, modal style – quite similar to Horace Silver in conception, but with a fresh execution that's mighty nice – and which marks Mitchell as one of the fresher trumpet voices of his generation! The whole group's great, too – and the lineup includes Junior Cook on tenor, Blue's old band mate from Horace Silver's group – plus Harold Mabern on piano, who really helps shape the sound of the record, Gene Taylor on bass and Billy Higgins on drums. Tracks include gems from Mitchell, Jimmy Heath, and Tom McIntosh – titles that include "Bring It Home To Me", "Blues 3 For 1", "Port Rico Rock", and "Ginger Bread Boy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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New Heavenly BlueNew Heavenly Blue ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. Very Good ... $2.99
A mix of rootsy rock and more sophisticated modes – played by a 70s group that features Dave Brubeck's son on a variety of different instruments! The group may well be best known for their work with the older Brubeck on other records – but they stand nicely on their own here too, working through some tracks that show a compelling instrumental virtuosity, especially on guitars – mixing up older acoustic styles with some hipper, trippier elements of the times. Chris Brubeck plays organ, piano, guitar, bass, and trombone – and other instrumentation includes pedal steel, kalimba, electric piano, electric violin, viola, harmonica, flute, and more. Titles include "Nebulon Possessed", "The Idol", "I Look Upon What I Have Done", "Love You Tonite", "Raft Song", "Pegleg", and "Hard Lovin Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo sticker & some splitting on the bottom seam.)

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Barrett StrongLet's Rock/Do The Very Best You Can ... 7-inch
Tamla/Third Man, Early 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $5.99
Great work from one of Motown's first big male soul singers! "Let's Rock" is a romping number – almost R&B, and with a rough-edged production tip that definitely keeps its edge – and "Do The Very Best You Can" is a great blue soul number – slow-moving, with a haunting piano line that brings out some deep soul in Barrett's vocals! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Beautiful reissue pressing – in a tricycle logo paper sleeve just like the early Tamla pressing!)

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Tom Tom ClubTom Tom Club (blue & yellow starburst pressing) ... LP
Sire/Real Gone, 1981. New Copy (reissue)... On July 14, 2017
The first album by The Tom Tom Club – the strange little offshoot of the Talking Heads that featured Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz – and one of the most influential records of the early 80s in both the mainstream and the avant pop underground! Legendary status aside, the album a weird mix of the Talking Heads' child-like rock with some innovative early hip hop influenced grooves – and is famous with hip hoppers for the track "Genius Of Love", a track that was quickly picked up and covered at the time. Includes "Wordy Rappinghood", "As Above So Below", "On On On On", "Lorelei", and "Genius Of Love". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Tom Tom Club ... LP 11.99

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Gene VincentGene Vincent & The Blue Caps ... CD
Capitol/Jezebel, 1957. Used ... $3.99
The second and possibly best album ever by Gene Vincent – a hard charging firebrand signed to Capitol to, well, capitalize on the Elvis phenomenon – but Gene was a wilder character with a seedier groove! Gene Vincent & The Blue Caps was the last to feature lead guitar from Cliff Gallup – and it's some of the final sessions to feature that killer rockabilly sound – but it still falls left of center. Tracks include "Red Bluejeans & A Pony Tail", "Hold Me, Hug Me, Rock Me", "Cat Man", "Cruisin'", "Pink Thunderbird" and more! CD

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Gene VincentGene Vincent & The Blue Caps (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol, 1957. Used ... $6.99
The second and possibly best album ever by Gene Vincent – a hard charging firebrand signed to Capitol to, well, capitalize on the Elvis phenomenon – but Gene was a wilder character with a seedier groove! Gene Vincent & The Blue Caps was the last to feature lead guitar from Cliff Gallup – and it's some of the final sessions to feature that killer rockabilly sound – but it still falls left of center. Tracks include "Red Bluejeans & A Pony Tail", "Hold Me, Hug Me, Rock Me", "Cat Man", "Cruisin'", "Pink Thunderbird" and more! Includes 5 bonus tracks, too. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Baby Face WilletteMo Rock ... LP
Argo, 1964. Very Good+ ... $34.99
A screamin' set of organ tracks by the legendary Baby Face Willette – one of the best organists of the early 60s, with a sound that's a lot madder than most! This album's one of two that Baby Face cut for Argo Records in Chicago – and it's a firey trio session with Baby Face wailin' away on the organ in styles that he never even hints at on his Blue Note LPs. Some of the tracks have a spooky spacey feel, like "Unseen & Unknown", while others have a straight ahead turbocharged groove, like the title cut, and "Zip Five". Other tracks include "Bantu Penda", "Dad's Theme", and "Sight In Darkness" – and the whole album's the sort of treasure that makes us keep digging for obscure organ players! LP, Vinyl record album
(Grey label Argo pressing with deep groove. Cover has some smudges on back.)

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VariousAcross The Tracks Vol 2 – More Nashville R&B & Rock N' Roll ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $7.99 18.99
The city of Nashville's not just known for country music – as the Tennessee scene has always been a hotbed for other styles too – as you'll hear in this killer collection of R&B, vocal group material, and early soul! As with the first volume, the track selection is really revelatory – pulled from the Champion/Calvert family of labels, which often didn't get much exposure on a nationwide level in the 50s – and handled with the usual Ace Records ear for great sound and detailed notes on the music – which almost makes the whole thing feel like a special history package on this under-documented scene – but one with music that's every bit as vibrant today as it was when first recorded! The set's got 30 tracks in all – including rare work by artists who'd break bigger later for other labels – and titles include "Love Me A Long Long Time" by Ted Jarrett, "Rent's Too High" by Cliff Butler, "Three Times Seven" by Larry Butler, "If Things Don't Change" by Gene Allison, "Blue Night" by Jimmy beck, "Lord You Know" by The Fairfield Four, "No Fool No More" by Charles Walker & The Daffodils, "Six Days A Week" by The Kinglets, "Real Good Man" by Murfreesboro, "The Same Thing" by Arthur Adams, "Love You So" by Earl Gaines, and "It's Almost Sundown" by Roscoe Shelton. CD

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VariousDown & Wired Vol 3 – A Dose Of Psychedelic Funk & Blue Eyed Soul ... LP
Perfect Toy (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $14.99
The spare look of the cover here hardly does the music justice – as the set's filled with full, rich grooves – mostly funky rock cuts from the American underground of the 70s – but delivered with a sound that's plenty soulful overall! Imagine kids who were raised on both the soul of James Brown and Otis Redding, and the jazzier rock styles that came into play at the end of the 60s – then witness the album's wonderful blend of fuzz, funk, and really soaring styles – sometimes with a full-on nod to the Hendrix generation, other times with a vibe that's more Memphis or Muscle Shoals! As with all the other Perfect Toy compilations, the material here is very well-chosen, and thoughtfully researched – which makes for a package that's way more than a random assortment of tracks – although one that's hidden by an unassuming cover. Titles on this third volume include "I Chose To Sing The Blues" by The Revival, "Messin With The Kid" by The Aftermath, "Fire" by The Turks, "Come On & Get It" by Heather Black, "Pappy's Rug" by Pump, "Red Wine" by Sancho Bros Band, and "Run To Mama Blues" by Noel Owen. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousDown & Wired Vol 4 – A Dose Of Psychedelic Funk & Blue Eyed Soul ... LP
Perfect Toy (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $14.99
The spare look of the cover here hardly does the music justice – as the set's filled with full, rich grooves – mostly funky rock cuts from the American underground of the 70s – but delivered with a sound that's plenty soulful overall! Imagine kids who were raised on both the soul of James Brown and Otis Redding, and the jazzier rock styles that came into play at the end of the 60s – then witness the album's wonderful blend of fuzz, funk, and really soaring styles – sometimes with a full-on nod to the Hendrix generation, other times with a vibe that's more Memphis or Muscle Shoals! As with all the other Perfect Toy compilations, the material here is very well-chosen, and thoughtfully researched – which makes for a package that's way more than a random assortment of tracks – although one that's hidden by an unassuming cover. Titles on this fourth volume include "My Land" by Friends, "Dizengoff" by Babe Wallace, "Get Out Of My Life Woman" by Fabulous Impacts, "Suffering Soul" by Guitar Murphy, "Drifting" by George Brigman & Split, "Run Clarence Run" by The Inn Crowd, and "Baby That's All" by Gentle Uprising. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousGuitar Player Magazine Presents – Legends Of Guitar – Rock The 50s Vol 2 ... CD
Rhino, 1950s. Used ... $6.99
Music from Ricky Nelson, Billy Reily & his Little Green Men, Icky Renrut, Buddy Holly, the Johnny Burnette Trio, Gene Vincent & his Blue Caps, Santo & Johnny, Bill Haley & his Comets, Duane Eddy & more. CD
(Out of print.)
 
 
 



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