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Howlin WolfReal Folk Blues ... CD
Chess, 1966. Used ... $3.99
Classic work from Howlin Wolf – tunes recorded with incredibly raspy vocals, set to a folksy electric guitar sound – one that instantly conjures up images of the south side blues scene that Chess documented so well during the 50s and 60! The work here was recorded over a number of different years – from 1956 to 1965 – and the later tunes show the more trademark style that Wolf was adapting in the mid 60s as his star was beginning to rise with younger audiences around the world. Tracks were penned by Wolf or Willie Dixon – and titles include "Killing Floor", "Tail Dragger", "Natchez Burnin", "Ooh Baby, Hold Me", "Built For Comfort", "My Country Sugar Mama", and "Sittin On Top Of The World". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Sun RaWake Up Angels – Live At The Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Festival 1972/1973/1974 ... CD
Saturn/Art Yard (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2CDs ... Out Of Stock
Really wonderful work from Sun Ra – a host of recordings cut at the Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Fest in the early 70s – always a very welcoming audience for the Arkestra at the time! We're not sure what was in the water, but it always seems like the group really hit their stride at the festival – opening up with a force and intensity that really goes past some of their other recordings! It's almost as if the enthusiastic mix of ages and cultures present really ignited the best energies in the Arkestra – having them hit the kind of righteous crescendo of their best Space Is The Place identity – and even some of the more avant, outside moments have a focus that the group hardly seems to reach this well! The material is from the John Sinclair archives – originally issued on the CDs Life Is Splendid, Outer Space Employment Agency, and It Is Forbidden – but somehow sounding even more amazing in a tight package like this – with loads of amazing keyboards from Ra, soulful vocals from June Tyson, Cheryl Banks, and Judith Holton, and wonderful supporting reeds from the Arkestra. Titles include "Space Is The Place", "Enlightenment", "What Planet Is This", "Immeasurable", "Love In Outer Space", "Watusi", "Images", and some great untitled improvisations. CD

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✨✧ Nelson GeorgeHippest Trip In America – Soul Train & The Evolution Of Culture & Style (hardcover) ... Book
William Morrow, 2014. New Copy ... $6.99 27.99
The story of Soul Train, brought to us by an author we trust more than most when it comes to music writing! Nelson George has already given us great books on Motown, hip hop, James Brown, and the decline of rhythm and blues – and he does an equally great job here with his examination of Soul Train – mixing rich details from the show's long history, with his own interpretation of its role in American culture, and its lasting impact upon both TV, and the representation of African-American music in the mainstream. The book is hardcover, 236 pages, and includes some black and white images. Book
(Spine has a small remainder mark.)

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✨✧ Steve LacyFree For A Minute (Disposability/Sortie/unreleased material) ... CD
Emanem (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $22.99 29.99
An incredible package – one that brings together two very important albums from reedman Steve Lacy – plus unreleased material from the same time too! First up is the record Disposability – presented here with the first-ever correction to the cymbal sound – a key session in the development of Steve Lacy – and a great one too! The album was one of Lacy's first European recordings – caught in the studio in Rome in 1965, with a very free-styled trio that includes Alberto Romano on drums and Kent Carter on bass. Lacy's working here at a level that takes off from his earlier Thelonious Monk-influenced experiments on soprano sax – in a style that's still relatively angular and quite modern, but which also has some looser, freer approaches to the music – spinning out in styles that really point the way towards his music of the 70s. Tracks are relatively short, keeping things somewhat restrained – and titles include versions of Monk's "Pannonica", "Shuffle Boil", and "Comin On The Hudson" – plus "Generous 1", "There We Were", "M's Transport", and "Tune 2". Sortie is quite a rare Italian album from Steve Lacy – featuring a quartet with Enrico Rava on trumpet, Kent Carter on bass, and Aldo Romano on drums – the same group on Lacy's Disposability album, but with the excellent addition of trumpet – which gives the music an even more powerful sound! The mixture of Lacy's soprano and Rava's trumpet is wonderful – and Carter and Romano are on fire in terms of their rhythms – post-Monk, post-Ornette, but also maybe still with more structure than some of the free jazz generation to come – a great balance that really draws some soulful currents from Lacy's horn. Titles include "Black Elk", "Helmy", "Fork New York", "Living T Blues", and "Sortie". Next are 13 tracks used as cues in the film Free Fall – recorded in New York in 1967 with Lacy, Rava, and Carter – plus the addition of Karl Berger and Paul Motian. The music is quite interesting – less totally free, then thoughtfully arranged for images on the screen – and the sounds are another amazing chapter in these formative years of Lacy. Last up are three tracks recorded in Paris in 1972 – never-issued music from a famous Lacy quintet that features Steve Potts on alto, Kent Carter on bass, Noel McGhie on drums, and Irene Aebi on cello. The work is tremendous – right at the start of that huge wave of Lacy creativity in Paris for the 70s – and the group plays "The Rush" and "The Thing", the latter in two parts. CD

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✨✧ Preston LauterbachBeale Street Dynasty – Sex, Song, & The Struggle For The Soul Of Memphis (hardcover) ... Book
WW Norton, 2015. New Copy ... $4.99 26.95
A very well-written account of one of the most important musical streets in America – and one that get way past all the tourist hype and trappings of contemporary Beale Street in Memphis today! Instead, the author really goes back – to some of the much earlier years of the city, and the rise of Beale as a key part of its African American community on the south side – even before the street played a key role in the development of Memphis Blues and soul, especially in the postwar years. The narrative goes way past the big musical names that are always referenced – and also includes key figures like Robert Church, Ida B Wells, and Boss Crump as forces that shaped the Beale Street environment as much as the music. The book is 352 pages, hardcover, with some black and white images. Book

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Amanda PetrusichDo Not Sell At Any Price – The Wild Obsessive Hunt For The World's Rarest 78 rpm Records (hardcover) ... Book
Scribner, 2014. New Copy ... $5.99 25.00
A fascinating look at the small-but-fervent world of the 78rpm collector – a musical underground that represents the first real step forward for vinyl culture (even though the format's not technically vinyl) – and which has remained surprisingly strong well into the 21st Century! Amanda Petrusich mixes history with some especially great snapshots on different scenes in 78rpm culture – going back to some of the key early collectors who helped enrich an understanding of early 20th Century music, while also often paying it forward – as in the case of John Fahey or Harry Smith – and she follows the scene into more recent years, where a surprising amount of revival activity has given us clearer and clearer pictures of the music of the 20s and 30s than we might ever have thought possible. If you're a record digger, you'll find plenty of familiar names in the book – and if you're a fan at all of older jazz, blues, folk, or hillbilly music – you'll also find a lot of context for the ways you now have access to those sounds. 260 pages, hardcover, with some black and white images. Book
(The spine has a small remainder mark.)

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Edgar WinterTell Me In A Whisper – The Solo Albums 1970 to 1981 (Entrance/Jasmine Dreams/Edgar Winter Albu/Standing On Rock/bonus tracks) (4CD set) ... CD
Columbia/HNE (UK), 1970s. New Copy 4CD ... $25.99
Four full albums from legendary Texas Rocker Edgar Winter – all of his solo material recorded away from his White Trash group during the 70s, plus bonus tracks too! Winter starts this run with music that's a nice refinement of blues rock roots – sometimes a bit more personal than his group work, at a level that then blossoms into a stretch where Edgar's a surprisingly strong frontman – often a lot more compelling than his sometimes-silly costumes on the covers might imply! The box set comes with big notes that include lots of photos and rare images – and all albums are remastered, and the set comes with bonus material from singles, mono mixes, and other goodies. Titles include "Where Have You Gone", "Fire & Ice", "Re-Entrance", "A Different Game", "Jump Right Out", "Tobacco Road", "One Day Tomorrow", "Little Brother", "Shuffle Low", "Tell Me In A Whisper", "Outa Control", "Sky Train", "All Out", "It's Your Life To Live", "Forever In Love", "Dying To Love", "Above & Beyond", "Star Garbage", "Martians", "Standing On Rock", and "Love Is Everywhere". CD

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Edgar Winter Group & White TrashI've Got News For You 1971 to 1977 (White Trash/Roadwork/They Only Come Out At Night/Shock Treatment/With Rick Derringer/Recycled) (6CD set) ... CD
Columbia/HNE (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 6CD ... $36.99
A huge collection of work from Edgar Winter's White Trash group – a groundbreaking funky blues rock group, and one that maybe pushed Edgar's music even more strongly than that of his brother Johnny! Winter draws on strong Texas roots here – blending blues and psych elements with a hard rock core – yet he still keeps things funky in a lot of the rhythms, and makes some great use of Rick Derringer as a front man too – which further brings a focus to the tunes! The rhythm section on these records is often totally kick-ass – at a level that has made the records surprisingly durable for fans of funk – and which has maybe gotten them more appreciation over the years than we might have expected. Box set features all six albums, plus rare mono and single mixes – with artwork for all the records, lots of rare images, and very detailed notes too. CD

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VariousRoots Of Popular Music – The Ralph S Peer Story (3CD set with book) ... CD
Sony, 1920s/1930s/1940s/1950s/1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s. New Copy 3CD ... $52.99 59.98
The title might seem a bit all-encompassing – but given the talents of the mighty Ralph Peer, it certainly fits! Peer was one of the most pioneering figures in the early days of the recording industry – a talent scout who would endlessly search the country, especially the south, for overlooked artists – which led to a phenomenal recording legacy that includes some of the most important early blues, country, and folk music captured on record! Peer was also a genius about publishing, too – and worked for the industry as sort of a "song collector" – taking local compositions and reworked traditional numbers, and finding a place for them in the greater mainstream – often with efforts that have gone onto become huge standards over the past century. This book tells the take of Peer's life and musical journey – with text by Barry Mazor, alongside some great images in a book-style package – complete with 3CDs that feature a total of 50 tracks in all – with music by a hugely diverse array of artists touched by Peer's talents. The artist roster includes Jimmy Davis, Memphis Jug Band, Mamie Smith, Jimmie Rodgers, Tommy Johnson, The Carter Family, Willie Nelson, Count Basie, Agustin Lara, Billie Holiday, Perez Prado, Tito Puente, Bob Dylan, Floyd Tillman, Desi Arnaz, and many others. CD

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✨✧ DVDCheat You Fair – The Story Of Maxwell Street (DVD) ... DVD
Maxwell Street LLC, 2010. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A look at the famous Maxwell Street in Chicago – home to countless street vendors and legendary bargains, and a big part of the Windy City blues scene as well! This documentary draws on a lot of archival images, and features narration by actor Joe Mantegna – to offer up a loving portrait of this important crossroads of cultures that had an impact on the city for decades – before government challenges forced it to change, move, and downsize tremendously in the mid 90s. Features interviews with Bo Diddley, Buddy Guy, Junior Wells, Charlie Musselwhite, Eddie Burks, and other blues musicians – as well as writer Studs Terkel. 90 minutes in length. DVD

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✨✧ Record CollectorIssue 474 – December 2017 (with bonus Calendar) ... Magazine
Record Collector, 2018. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A big issue that looks at the roots of US prog – but from a perspective that's heavy on psych, folk, garage, and blues-rock too – all with that kind of special focus on record collecting that always makes the magazine a great way to expand your vinyl vault too! The issue includes articles on Savoy Brown, The Babys, New Jersey Hip Hop, Modern Harmonic, and US Record Shops – plus a Nasty Music Quiz, reviews, and other record news. And if that's not enough, the whole issue comes with a calendar for 2018 – but filled with images from 1968! Magazine

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VariousLet's Get Swinging – Modern Jazz In Belgium 1950 to 1970 ... CD
Sdban (Belgium), Late 50s/1960s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $29.99
A long-overdue look at the Belgian jazz scene in the postwar years – a nation that always seems to get overlooked next to the more famous jazz musicians that have recorded in Denmark, France, and The Netherlands at the time! Yet the Belgian scene also gave Paris some of its most important players of the 50s – and also helped provide a crossroads for American and other European musicians too – so there's a very lively sense of expression and exploration here – most that are mostly soulful, and in styles that include hardbop and modal – but in ways that share some of the best modern ideas of the Danish greats of the time. The package is way more than just music, too – as the notes are copious, and include images of all the rare records that provided the material – a few you might know, but not as Belgian classics – and lots more that should be very new! The set features both homegrown recordings, and Belgian contributions to other European recordings – and titles include "African Dance" by Jack Sels, "Dark Eyes" by Francy Boland, "Cecilia" by The Clouds, "Witch Of Salem" by Rene Goldstein & His Group, "Work Song" by Jacques Pelzer, "Let's Get Swinging" by The St Tropez Jazz Octet, "Grelots" by Philip Catherine & Robert Pernet, "Bernie's Taste" by Rene Thomas/Bobby Jaspar Quintet, "Ensadinado" by Fats Sadi, "Clarinescapade" by Bobby Jaspar, "Minor Works" by Lucky Thompson & Jack Sels, "Hall's Blues" by The Clouds, "Digging Chick" by Herman Sandy, "Subtroyan Influence" by Jon Eardley, and "Minor 5" by Saxorama & Jack Sels. CD

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✨✧ VariousParty After Hours (10 inch LP) ... LP
Aladdin, Early 50s. Good ... $139.99
A killer party after hours – a super-rare early 10" album on the Aladdin label! The set brings together rare R&B tracks, of the sort that Aladdin did almost better than anyone else – and the whole thing's on heavy vinyl, with a heavy cover, and a special insert of notes and images. Titles include "Around The Clock" by Wynonie Harris, "Operation Blues" by Amos Milburn, "Merry Go Round Blues" by Crown Prince Waterford, "Itty Bitty Girl" by Velma Nelson, and "After Midnite" and "Walking Blues" by Amos Milburn. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing! Vinyl has less marks than you might expect – but two tracks have groove damage for the first minute or so, with a lot of noise. The rest plays fine, but with some crackles. Cover is pretty nice too.)

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VariousSounds Of The Unexpected – Weird & Wacky Instrumentals From Pop's Final Frontiers ... CD
Ace (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $14.99 19.99
A totally cool collection of really offbeat numbers with a space age sort of theme – tunes that run the gamut from rock instrumentals to electronic pop – with lots of stops along the space in between! The package is right up there with some of the best "themed" collections by Ace Records – not just a superb selection of tunes, but really put together in the best way possible – with thoughtful transitions between the tunes, and a huge booklet of notes and label images – with some text on the late Vicki Fox, who put together this set, and others for Ace in the past. You'll definitely recognize a few names here, but the setting makes them sound really amazing and unique – especially some of the soul, jazz, and blues artists in the mix. Titles include "Waltz In Orbit" by Ray Cathode, "Watusi Zombie" by Jan Davis, "Savage Girl" by Felix & His Fabulous Cats, "War Of The Worlds" by The Atlantics, "Caravan" by Gabor Szabo, "Hot Pot" by The Tornados, "Funky Me" by Timmy Thomas, "Uh Oh" by The Imps, "Flameout" by 101 Strings, "It's Karate Time" by Travis Wammack, "Long Sentence" by The Upsetters, "B'Wana Bongos" by Preston Epps, "Hung Over" by The Martinis, "Music To Watch Space Girls By" by Leonard Nimoy, "Aztec" by Bo Diddley, "Watusie Freeze (part 1)" by Big Walter & The Thunderbirds, and "RFD Rangoon" by The Forbidden Five. CD

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✨✧ Dizzy Gillespie/Mal WaldronCool World ... LP
Philips, 1963. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A brilliant little soundtrack from Dizzy Gillespie – composed by Mal Waldron, and played by Diz with a sound and sensitivity that few of his other 60s albums can match! The feel here is quite bold and righteous – a perfect accompaniment for the documentary-like black and white images of Shirley Clarke's film – set in Harlem, and mostly recorded on location in the early 60s! Dizzy's tone is wonderful – bracing one minute, blue-toned the next – and the rest of the group is wonderful too – with James Moody on tenor and flute, Kenny Barron on piano, Chris White on bass, and Rudy Collins on drums. There's a richly expressive feel to the music that makes the set hold up fantastically both as a soundtrack and as a jazz album – and titles include "The Pusher", "Duke's Fantasy", "Coney Island", "Bonnie's Blues", "Duke's Awakening", "Coolie", and "Enter Priest". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover is stained on the bottom 2 inches, with wrinkling and peeling on back.)

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✨✧ Oscar PetersonCanadiana Suite ... LP
Limelight, 1964. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Oscar Peterson's most sophisticated albums of the 60s – an extended suite of tracks dedicated to the soul and spirit of Canada! The tunes are all originals, and have a really lush, vivid sort of feel – one that still has undercurrents of Peterson's usual soulful style, but which also has Oscar painting these very vivid images in sound! The material is performed by a trio with Ray Brown on bass and Ed Thigpen on drums – and although the tunes aren't familiar, we'd rank this one right up there with Peterson's most inventive material of the time. Titles include "Laurentide Waltz", "Ballad To The East", "Blues Of The Praries", and "Wheatland". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original gatefold pressing – with a cool booklet inside!)

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✨✧ VariousHow Is The Air Up There – 80 Mod, Soul, & Freakbeat Nuggets From Down Under (3CD set) ... CD
RPM (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 3CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fantastic sounds from the New Zealand scene of the late 60s – music recorded quite far from the streets of London, but which crackles with all the best mod and freakbeat elements of that city's underground at the time! The music here is a stunning revelation – sounds recorded almost in obscurity, given the nation's isolation – but completely on fire in terms of the instrumentation, vocal delivery, and overall conception – and, honestly, maybe even more crackling overall than Australian work of the period, which maybe sometimes tried to hard to copy sounds up north! Instead, these guys are completely original, completely on fire, and working with a quality level that matches the best Brit work of the period – while having its very own spirit. 3CD set features a massive 80 tracks in all – a huge introduction to the period, along with an equally massive book of notes – filled with images of the rare records, and lots of information on the music. Titles include "All Night Worker" by The Newsounds, "Got Love" by Tom Thumb, "I'm Your Witch Doctor" by Chants R&B, "Living It Down" by The Deep Set, "Anything You Like" by Spectres, "Turn To Stone" by Concrete Lamb, "Rescue Me" by The Librettos, "Jump Back" by the La De Da's, "Never Ever" by The Action, "Security" by The Pleazers, "Don't Wanna Be Lonely Anymore" by The Bluestars, "Lost Woman" by The Clevedonaires, "Little Miss Rhythm & Blues" by Judge Wayne, "Baby Doll" by Grim LTD, and lots lots more! CD

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✨✧ Ellis MarsalisRuminations In New York ... CD
ESP, 2004. Used ... Out Of Stock
Wonderful solo work from Ellis Marsalis – best known as the father of Wynton and Bradford, but a heck of a great pianist with a sound that's far deeper and more complex than you might guess from his New Orleans roots! This is the kind of record that might have been cut more in the 50s than in recent years – a subtly-done sound portrait of New York, played by Marsalis with a tone that's rich in color, and which paints these expressively vivid images without ever going too far. We're really surprised at the beauty of this one – and the record's got a fullness that goes far beyond simple solo piano – a lyricality that we'd never known in Marsalis' work at all. Titles include "Orchid Blue", "Things That You Never Were", "A Moment Alone", "Haven's Paradise", "After", "Tell Me", and "Zee Blues". CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)
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✨✧ OV WrightMemphis Unlimited ... CD
Back Beat/Reel Music, 1973. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
OV Wright at the top of his game – working here with classic Memphis production from Willie Mitchell, and a sound that should have knocked Al Green right off of the charts! Wright's vocals have a rougher edge than Al's, and the record's really dripping with deep soul feeling – a slow-burning energy that's perfectly handled by Mitchell, in ways that echo some of OV's bluesier roots, but keeps things in the more sophisticated Memphis modes of the 70s. The balance is perfect, and instrumentation is handled by a batch of Hi Records regulars – including the Memphis Horns with Wayne Jackson and Andrew Love. Wright really rises to the occasion for the whole album, and the set's arguably better than any of his later work for Hi – although that stuff is all pretty darn wonderful too! Titles include "I've Been Searching", "Lost In The Shuffle", "I'd Rather Be Blind Crippled & Crazy", "Ghetto Child", "You Must Believe In Yourself", and "I'm Going Home". Beautiful reissue pressing too – with deep notes on the music, details of the session, vintage images, and even an OV Wright Discography too! CD

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