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Lou ReedRCA & Arista Vinyl Collection Vol 1 (Transformer/Berlin/Rock & Roll Animal/Coney Island Baby/Street Hassle/Blue Mask) (6LP set) ... LP
Sony, 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 6LP ... $113.99 126.99
An insanely wonderful legacy in music – with some of the most important solo albums by Lou Reed – packaged here in one fantastically-done deluxe set! The sounds alone are worth the price of admission – music that begins with early post-Velvet Underground material recorded for RCA – with Reed reinventing himself as a gender-twisting poet of the New York scene – to a run great albums for Arista, where Reed deepened his skills as a songwriter – to an 80s return to RCA, where the singer emerged with a new sort of mature, positive outlook! Lou's a genius at every step of the way – and continues that here with his supervision of all the albums, and this overall package – done before his passing away, and his last legacy on record. Hal Willner also helped put the project together, and contributes beautiful notes to oversized book – which is filled with rare photos, art and other items from Reed's personal collection – and the heavy LP box includes 6 incredible albums from the early 70s to early 80s – Transformer, Berlin, Rock N Roll Animal, Coney Island Baby, Street Hassle and The Blue Mask. LP, Vinyl record album

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June Gardner99 Plus 1/Mustard Greens ... 7-inch
Blue Rock, Late 60s. Very Good- ... $4.99
2 very hip instrumentals from June Gardner – put together with some hip New Orleans production by Wardell Quezerque. Both tracks have a strongly-arranged groove, mixing together vamping horns, heavy bass, and some tight tippling work on the drums – which gives the cuts a strong punch in all the right places! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Junior ParkerYou Can't Keep A Good Woman Down/Easy Lovin' ... 7-inch
Blue Rock, 1969. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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Black SabbathParanoid (180 gram blue vinyl pressing) ... LP
Nems/Warner, 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $19.99 21.99
Quite possibly the greatest moment of genius ever from Black Sabbath – and a genre-changing record that influenced generations! The group are at their lean, raw best here – free from any cliches at all, and working in an incredibly heady brew of fuzzy guitar, romping bass, and dark drums – all topped by the instantly recognizable screech of the young Ozzy Osborne! Guitarist Tony Iommi virtually redefines rock use of the guitar with this record alone – and the Oz follows suit with some of the creepiest vocals set to record ever. Titles include the classics "Paranoid" and "Iron Man", plus "War Pigs", "Planet Caravan", "Electric Funeral", "Hand Of Doom", and "Rat Salad". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)
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Paranoid (2LP 180 gram pressing – with bonus tracks) ... LP 29.99
Paranoid (super deluxe 4CD set with book) ... CD 35.99

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✨✧ Blue CheerNew! Improved! ... LP
Philips, 1969. Very Good- ... $14.99
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 discolored corner.)

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Blue JugBlue Jug ... CD
Capricorn/Universal (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $14.99
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 ThingsBlue Things Story Vol 1 ... LP
Cicadelic, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $34.99
Mind blowing mid 60s rock from The Blue Things – gritty yet melodic rock from Kansas scene that's rumbling, a bit raucous, and totally killer – and it still sounds great! This is the first ever compilation of the group's 64-65 recordings, first released in 1987 and was out of print since since '89 – we're imagining these nuggets from 2 decades earlier will sound incredible 2 decades from now, too! Titles include "Punkin Doodle", "Just Two Days Ago", "Baby My Heart", "Silver & Gold", "P's & Q's", "Pretty Things-Oh", "Your Turn To Cry", "Desert Wind", "Nancy Whisky", "La Do Da Da" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Clifford BrownMemorial Album (Blue Note) ... CD
Blue Note, 1953. Used ... $1.99
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". CD

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✨✧ Kenny BurrellBlue Lights Vol 1 & 2 ... CD
Blue Note, 1958. Used 2 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
Some of Kenny's best recordings – especially from the early days! The albums contained on this 2CD set feature Kenny in the company of some of the best late 50's players at Blue Note. Junior Cook and Tina Brooks are on tenor, Duke Jordan or Bobby Timmons play piano, Louis Smith plays trumpet on some tracks, Sam Jones is on bass, and Art Blakey is on drums throughout. 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. The 2-in-1 combo is a nice idea, too – and it gives you all 9 long tracks from these two rare albums, including "Rock Salt", "Chuckin", "Scotch Blues", and "Phinupi". CD
(Out of print.)

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Johnny CashJohnny Cash With His Hot & Blue Guitar (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Sun/Sundazed, 1957. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.98
Johnny's debut for Sun and his first LP ever – and one of the best country and/or rock records of the 1950s! As you'd expect, Cash is in his most raw and fiery mode on Hot And Blue, and it features his original recordings of "I Walk The Line", "Cry, Cry, Cry", "Wreck Of The Old 97", "Folsom Prison Blues" and more – which is to say it's the blueprint for some of the greatest rough and tumble roots rock country music ever made! The album cover might as well appear next to the word "seminal" in the dictionary. Other numbers include "So Doggone Lonesome", "Doin' My Time", "Remember Me", "I Was There When It Happened" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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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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Joe SullivanLittle Rock Getaway ... LP
Riverside, 1953. Very Good+ ... $9.99
60s issue of obscure 1953 recordings made by Joe Sullivan in San Francisco – mostly solo, but with some occasional drums and bass. LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label with silver text and microphone logo.)

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Vive Le RockIssue 39 ... Magazine
Vive Le Rock (UK), 2016. New Copy ... $11.99
A vintage group pic of The Mission is on the cover – for a feature looking at their legacy to date on the occasion of group's 30th annivesary – plus more great features on Ruts DC, Undertones, Psychic TV, The Troggs, Slim Jim Phantom of The Stray Cats, Genesis P Orridge, Against Me!, Total Chaos, Screaming Blue Messiahs, Green Day, Undertones, a farewell to Prince Buster and lots more. Magazine

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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 ... $11.99 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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VariousNippon Girls Vol 2 – Japanese Pop, Beat, & Rock & Roll 1966 to 1970 (colored vinyl) ... LP
Big Beat (UK), Late 60s. New Copy Gatefold ... $19.99
Mad sounds from the late 60s world of Japanese pop – a mindblowing, ear-opening batch of singles we never would have gotten our hands on otherwise! The music here feels like sounds coming out of some backroom jukebox in a Nikkatsu "new action" film – or maybe the kind of offbeat pop that Quentin Tarantino might throw into a soundtrack – but there's also a much deeper range of sounds going on than you might expect, with wonderfully clever instrumentation, and lots of surprisingly heartfelt passages in the vocals! And sure, the language might be a barrier – but there's a really universal sense of appeal to this music – a variant of 60s soul and pop, focused through a different sort of lense – and the instrumentation alone is great – with wicked guitars, Hammond, and other garagey touches! As usual with Ace, the whole thing's supported with nicely detailed notes that tell the whole story behind these wonderful lost gems (we like this one even better than the fab first volume) – and titles include "Namida No Go Go" by Emy Jackson & Blue Comets, "Koi Gurui" by Chiyo Okumura, "Tokyo No Hito" by The Peanuts, "Warui Kuse" by Kazumi Yasui, "Boy & Girl" by Akiko Wada, "Namida No Mori No Monogatari" by Akiko Nakamura, "Saike Na Machi" by Reiko Mari, "Bazazz No 1" by Kayoko Ishuu, and "Furi Furi 5" by Linda Yamamoto. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousTres Chic – More French Girl Singers Of The 60s (blue vinyl pressing) ... LP
Ace (UK), Late 60s. New Copy Gatefold ... $19.99
Groovy gals from 60s France – a power-packed array of Parisian pop nuggets that goes way beyond most other compilations of this nature! Some of the big names are here, but there's way more obscure numbers too – the cool kind of French femmes that made a bit splash during the "yeh yeh" generation, with a mix of the rough and the sweet that few other girl singers could ever hope to touch! There's a really special mod sort of energy here – vocals that push out strongly, yet never succumb to emotional cliches of American and British singers – and backings that are always tight and groovy, but in a jaunty, jerky way that's quite different than straight ahead rock. The mix of modes is completely sublime – just the sort of music that still really sends us after all these years – and titles include "J'Ai Des Problemes Decidement" by Violaine, "Hymne Au Soleil" by Pussy Cat, "Attends Ou Va-T'En" by France Gall, "La Fermeture Eclair" by Delphine, "Comme Tu Es Jeune" by Liz Brady, "Sous Le Soleil Exactement" by Anna Karina, and "Ecoutez" by Elsa. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousWest Coast Rock & Roll Vol 1 ... CD
Tampa/VSOP, Mid 50s. Used ... $9.99
A great collection of rare R&B work from the LA scene of the 50s – pulled from a very unlikely source! The Tampa label was mostly known as a jazz outfit at the time – and issued some excellent work by players like Art Pepper, Marty Paich, and Paul Smith. But as with many labels in the period, Tampa also had a hand in the singles scene of the time – and managed to cut some excellent work in an R&B mode – featuring stormin vocal groups, hard-wailing instrumentalists, and a few very soulful singers! The set features 20 titles in all, and we'll be honest in saying that we'd never heard any of this material before – but would rank it right up there with the best from other LA indies at the time. Titles include "Blue Jean Shuffle" and "Dungaree Hop" by Plas Johnson, "My Love Is True" and "Trying" by The Saxons, "Cindy Lou" and "Sha Ba Da Ba Doo" by The Jac-O-Lacs, "I'll Hang My Dreams On A Rainbow" and "What A Way To Say Goodbye" by Lucy Campo, "Coquette" by Billy Devroe, "Run Little Sheba" by The Twisters, "Tell Me" by Tony Allen, "Dreamy Eyes" by The Sparklers, "Plasma" by Plas Johnson, and "So Shy" by The Flannels. CD

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✨✧ Bobby Blue BlandTwo Steps From The Blues (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Duke, 1961. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An incredible record from Bobby Blue Bland – and quite possibly the greatest one he ever made! The set's got an amazing something special that's unlike most other material of the time – a bit blues, but a lot of soul too – still with some echoes of R&B in the jazzier charts used for the backdrop, but presented with a rock-solid style that definitely points the way towards many sounds and styles to come in the 60s. And although Bland recorded many of these tracks as separate singles, there's a way they're put together here that makes the whole thing sound completely marvelous together – a really well-conceived track list that shows that Bobby's an even greater artist in the space of a full record. The arrangements are perfect, and Bobby's rough soulful voice is blended in this amazing way with killer horn arrangements that are far more sophisticated than most stuff that ever came after this, and which never get in the way, but only back up his deep emotion. The album's a motherlode of classics by the man, with gems that include "Two Steps From The Blues", "Cry Cry Cry", "I Don't Want No Woman", "I'm Not Ashamed", "Don't Cry No More", "Lead Me On", and "I Pity The Fool". And hell, even his version of "St James Infirmary" is pretty wonderful – something we never thought we'd say about that song. CD

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✨✧ VariousStrange Breaks & Mr Thing – Rock, Funk, Soul, Jazz & Soundtrack Breaks For Modern Living ... LP
BBE (UK), 1970s. New Copy 3LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the hippest collections on BBE we've heard in years – a really underground batch of breaks that features fantastically rare tracks in a variety of different genres! The set beautifully shows just how far the funky scene has come in recent years – because many of these cuts are from sources and genres folks wouldn't have thought of touching a decade before – unusual global rock groups, odd sound library records, and obscure category-defying artists who are only getting their due all these many years later. There's a sharp-edged quality to the set that's definitely in keeping with the "breaks" in the title – but the grooves here aren't the simple James Brown variety, nor are they the familiar cuts you might hear in some of those overdone "as sampled by" collections. Instead, most tracks here are ones you probably don't already have in your collection – and titles include "I'm Gonna Love You Just A Little Bit More" by Lloyd Charmers, "Calypso Rock" by Original Tropicana Steel Band, "Rocking Bird" by Emphasis, "Yes We Can Can" by The Discoettes, "Tramp" by Bergendy, "Shack Up" by Blockbuster, "Hogtied" by Chain Reaction, "Funky Soul (part 1)" by David Batiste & The Gladiators, "Boxe Et Violence" by Daniel J White, "Boogie Man" by The Crystal Mansion, "Godofallofus" by New Hope, "Black & Blue" by Yan Tregger, "Why Don't You Take Us" by Sky King, "Tighten Up" by Steve Smith, "Percumatics #11" by Bob Ascroft, "Soulful Illusion" by Soulful Illusion, "Food Stamps" by Leaf, and "Superstar" by Society Of Seven. LP, Vinyl record album

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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 ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Soil & Pimp SessionsNight In Blue South Mountain ... CD
Victor (Japan), 2015. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Storming sounds from this ultra-cool combo – and a record that's maybe even more jazz-based than some of their other recent efforts! The date's a live one, and has the group stepping out with tremendous dexterity right from the start – those cascading lines that make for a rock-solid rhythmic core, while the tenor and trumpet send searing solos over the top – solos that feel, to us, a lot more developed than in their earlier material – and we already even loved those records to death! The tenor gets some especially nice moments – and really opens up with solo passages that sometimes even start off a tune – with a soulful depth that's sure to win over anyone who's ever doubted their jazz chops. Soil & Pimp are a combo we've been loving for years – and this album makes us fall in love with them all over again! Includes great remakes of "Montara", "Una Mas", "Mr Clean", and "Spartacus Love Theme" – plus originals "Suffocation" and "First Lady". CD
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✨✧ AssagaiZimbabwe (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Philips/Prog Temple (UK), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
One of the hippest blends of African roots and psychedelic sounds ever – a tremendous record from the UK scene at the start of the 70s! The group is a unique blend of the jazz elements of the Blue Notes group from South Africa – Mongezi Feza on trumpet, Dudu Pukwana on alto and vocals, and Louis Moholo on drums – with some rock touches from guitarist Fred Coker, and Ghanian elements on percussion and vocals from Terri Quays! Most of the other players have strong jazz backgrounds, and because of that the set's got a style that's different than the usual Afro rock outing of its type – more far-reaching and cosmic overall, with some especially great passages from Feza, Pukwana, and Coker. Jade Warrior make a guest appearance too – and titles include "Barazinbar", "Wanga", "La La", "Dalani", "Bayeza", "Sanga", "Come Along", and "Kinzambi". LP, Vinyl record album

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Kevin Ayers, Brian Eno, John Cale, Nico & othersJune 1, 1974 ... LP
Island, 1974. Very Good+ ... $11.99
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
(Cover has some ring & edge wear.)

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