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✨✧ Various24 Classic Blues Songs From The 1920's Vol 12 ... CD
Blues Images, 1920s. Used ... Out Of Stock
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Dizzy Gillespie/Mal WaldronCool World ... LP
Philips, 1963. Very Good ... $9.99
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
(Black label mono pressing with the deep groove. Cover is stained on back.)

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Robert GreenfieldLast Sultan – The Life & Times Of Ahmet Ertegun (hardcover) ... Book
Simon & Schuster, 2011. New Copy ... $6.99 30.00
The amazing story of Ahmet Ertegun – the driving force behind Atlantic Records, and a crucial figure in popular music in the 20th Century! Ahmet's story is the stuff of legend – and this book delivers the whole thing in stunning detail – from Ertegun's early years as the child of the Turkish ambassador, to his adolescent love of jazz and blues, to his launching Atlantic with his brother – initially to dominate the field of rhythm and blues, then jazz and soul, then even mainstream rock and roll! The hefty book is over 400 pages in length, and features a handful of black and white images too. Book
(There is a small remainder mark on the spine.)

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Buddy Guy with David RitzWhen I Left Home – My Story (hardcover) ... Book
Da Capo, 2012. New Copy ... $5.99 26.00
The life story of Buddy Guy – one of the the key blues figures to come out of our Windy City home! David Ritz helps shape the story, but the book is definitely in Buddy's own words – which vividly paint a picture of both the Chicago scene, and the growing global world that began to appreciate the talents of Guy and his contemporaries – as well as a myriad of little trials and tribulations that show that the road to fame was never an easy one for Buddy – even after he thought that he'd made it! The book is a very lively read, but also has some heft too – and is 276 pages, hardcover, with some black and white images. Book

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Mick HoughtonBecoming Elektra – The True Story Of Jac Holzman's Visionary Record Label ... Book
Jawbone, 2010. New Copy ... $8.99 29.95
A wonderfully detailed story of one of the coolest record labels ever – a book that really gets at the huge range of folk, blues, psych, and other wonderful sounds issued by Elektra Records! The tome is massive – big enough to feature a lot of full color pictures, but with a much stronger emphasis on text than usual for this sort of volume – with an especially deep look into the early days of Zac Holzman, and his initial love of pre-rock modes before the bigger shift to more popular Elektra modes of the late 60s. The book is over 300 pages, and is past the halfway mark before The Doors even come into the picture – which really gives you an idea of the kind of detail involved, The book also features a full Elektra discography in the back – at least until the point at which Holzman left the label – and the whole thing's honestly one of the best accounts of a label's formation we've ever read. 304 pages, oversized, with some color images. Book

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Jazz At The PhilharmonicNorman Granz' Jazz At The Philharmonic Vol 4 (2 x 7 inch EP) ... 7-inch
Mercury, Early 50s. Very Good 2x7" (pic cover)... $11.99
2 hard-wailing jam session numbers from the JATP series – both featuring tremendous tenor work from Illinois Jacquet and Jack McVea, plus trombone from JJ Johnson and a bit of guitar from Les Paul! Each track runs for the course of a 7" on both sides, and titles include "Lester Leaps In" and "Blues". Nice David Stone Martin cover too – ink on a light blue backing and one of his more obscure images. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Coverhas light wear, a small stain, and a bit of seam splitting.)

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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 ... $19.99 21.99
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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Pete RugoloBehind Brigitte Bardot ... LP
Warner/Doxy, 1960. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99
A very cool record! The album's sort of an American tribute to the emerging French sex goddess Brigitte Bardot – one that features a gatefold cover with a wraparound photo of Brigitte, and some nice images on the inside. Music on the set is by Pete Rugolo – the master arranger who'd worked with June Christy, Stan Kenton, and others – and although Bardot doesn't sing or even make an appearance on the set, Pete does more than enough of a good job of conjuring up her presence with a good selection of jazzy tunes. Players include Pete Candoli and Jack Sheldon on trumpets, Frank Rosolino on trombone, Paul Horn and Bud Shank on reeds, and Laurindo Almeida on guitar. Gloria Wood sings on one track – and titles include "Arsenic Blues", "Paris BB", "Jeff's Blues", "Mambo Bardot", "A T'Aimer", and "The Night Heaven Fell". LP, Vinyl record album

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Richard Stamz with Patrick A RobertsGive Em Soul, Richard! – Race, Radio, & Rhythm & Blues In Chicago ... Book
University Of Illinois, 2010. New Copy ... $6.99 20.00
The compelling story of Richard Stamz – a legendary figure in Chicago soul radio of the postwar years – told by Richard himself! The book starts out in Memphis, then follows to Stamz's important years on Chicago radio – and it features lots of little side-stories that are almost the best part of the book – little bits that really illuminate the culture of soul and blues music in Chicago, back in the day. Co-author Patrick Roberts does a good job of bracketing some of Richard's claims and stories – as does Robert Pruter, who's introduction is almost as nice as the book. 139 pages, softcover, with some nice black and white images, too! Book

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VariousFeel The Harlem Beat – The Legendary Bobby Robinson Productions (3CD set) ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), Late 50s/1960s. New Copy 3CD ... $49.99
A massive amount of music from the legendary Bobby Robinson – Harlem record store owner, music producer, and head of the famous Fire and Fury labels in the 50s and 60s! The set is one of the richest, and best-sounding collections of Bobby's productions we've ever heard – a 3CD package that's heavy on the rough-edged blues and R&B that first got the labels going, but which also includes some surprising soul gems from later on in the 60s! Notes are all in Japanese, but are very detailed – and the package is beautifully put-together, with great images too – and a set list of 71 tracks that include "I Never Turn You Back" by The Desires, "Cupid" by Ricky Lewis, "Foxy Devil" by Bobby Porter, "Let's Walk Together" by Willie Hightower, "Darling" by The Pips, "I'm Lonely" by Ike Nesbitt, "Best I Can" by Bobby Soul, "Drafted" by Wilbert Harrison, "Mush" by Little Bobby Roach, "Angel Child" by Sammy Myers & Elmore James, "Go Away Mr Blues" by Noble Watts, "The Things I Used To Do" by Larry Dale, "If It's You" by Bliss, "Bobby's Boogie" by Morris Lane, "Send My Soul To The Devil" by Frankie Lee Sims, and "Desire" by The Charts. CD

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VariousLead Kindly Light – Pre-War Music & Photographs From The American South 1924 to 1939 (2CDs & book) ... CD
Dust To Digital, Late 30s. New Copy ... $36.99
Amazing sounds and really gorgeous images – maybe one of the best book and CD combinations we've seen so far from the always-great Dust-To-Digital label! The volume features nearly four dozen vintage 78rpm recordings – all from the pre-WWII years, in a range of southern styles that includes string band music, gospel, blues, and a bit of early hillbilly – all brought back to light with wonderful fidelity, and presented in a book-style volume that also offers up 159 photographs from the time! Together, the music and pictures evoke a south that's been lost for years – and which hardly ever got more exposure during the time, especially as so many of these scenes were dying during the Depression. Artists include Mississippi Bracey, Roane County Ramblers, Georgia Yellow Hammers, Al Hopkins & His Buckle Busters, Narmour & Smith, Rev JC Burnett, Loveless Twins, Fiddlin Sam Long Of The Ozarks, and many others. CD

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VariousParchman Farm – Photographs & Field Recordings 1947 to 1959 (2CDs & book) ... CD
Dust To Digital, Late 40s/1950s. New Copy 2CDs & Book ... $36.99
An incredible portrait of the legendary Parchman Farm – legendary for its poor treatment of prisoners at a level that continued the slave legacy in America long into the 20th Century! The stunning package features vintage Alan Lomax recordings of music made at the prison, in a book that's filled with photographs of Parchman Farm as well – heartbreaking images that, like the music, are even more striking all these many years later – as a relic of the overconfidence of the management, who clearly thought they were doing nothing wrong at the time. Late 50s notes from Lomax introduce the book, which also has essays by Anna Lomax Wood and Bruce Jackson too – and the 2CDs feature 44 recordings of blues and work songs done at the farm – 12 of which have never been released before. The book features mostly unseen photographs, plus additional writings – in a hardcover volume that also comes in a beautiful slipcover too. CD

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✨✧ Slim HarpoBuzzin' The Blues – The Complete Slim Harpo (5CD set) ... CD
Excello/Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s/1960s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The complete works of the mighty Slim Harpo – easily one of the coolest, grooviest blues musicians ever – but one who was also taken from our planet all too soon! Slim came into the fold a bit late – he didn't start recording until the late 50s – but that timing also meant that his work was less conventional blues than a blend with lots of R&B styles, which soon morphed into more soulful expressions as the 60s came on – at a level that's gone onto give Harpo a presence with so many different audiences over the years. His music is all wonderful – harmonica blues, but with a twist – and that twist is often an early example of funk, which keeps lots of these numbers really raw, and plenty darn interesting! The massive box brings together everything Slim recorded in his too-short career – a whopping 142 tracks on 5CDs, with both a and b-sides of every single, additional album tracks, alternative versions, and even a rare session for Imperial Records too – never issued during Harpo's life. There's also an extended version of a 1961 live show, with four never issued tracks – and the whole thing comes with a heavy, hardcover book – over 100 pages of notes, photos, and other great images. CD

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✨✧ Michelle R ScottBlues Empress In Black Chattanooga – Bessie Smith & The Emerging Urban South ... Book
University Of Illinois, 2008. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The story of Bessie Smith has been told in many ways over the years, but often with a focus on her fame in the big cities up north – and the importance of her widely-circulated recordings. Here, author Michelle Scott takes a look at a different side of Smith's life – her roots in Chattanooga, with an eye towards the way the growing southern city not only helped lay the groundwork for Bessie's music, but also stand as a crossroads for African American change in the south as well. The book's as much a portrait of the city as it is of Smith, and does a nice job of tying both together – in a softcover volume that runs for 198 pages, with some black and white images. Book

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✨✧ Staff Of The Country Music Hall Of Fame & MuseumNight Train To Nashville – Music City Rhythm & Blues 1945 to 1970 (paperback) ... Book
Country Music Foundation, 2005. New Copy Book ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Not the country music side of Nashville, but the city's rich heritage of soul and R&B – served up here in a beautiful book put together by the Country Music Hall Of Fame! That organization has always done great things for country – and here, they turn their special talents towards this lesser-known side of Music City – in a book that's very heavy on vintage images, including rare photos, ads, and other cool music bits as well! Smaller amounts of text follow the full-color insides – almost at a level that you'd read while viewing these materials in a museum exhibition, which is where they first appeared. Book is softcover, and 68 pages in all. Book

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✨✧ Various1970s Algerian Folk & Pop ... LP
Sublime Frequencies, 1970s. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A great dip into the sounds of Algeria in the 70s – surprisingly great music, and surprisingly sophisticated at times too – with a vibe that often matches the best Turkish or Iranian records from the time! Most numbers here are from smaller 45s and EP release – and are hardly the rock or pop going down in the Anglo world of the time – as the themes, structures, and instrumentation are often pretty far-reaching – a really creative blend of ancient and modern instrumentation, often used with exotic tones alongside straighter, catchy passages. The set features detailed notes and images of vintage records – and titles include "Wahdi" by Kri Kri, "Habit En Itch" by Rachid & Fethi, "Nesthel" by Les Djinns, "Silence Des Cenres" by Ahmed Malek, "N'Sani N'Sani" by Smail Chaoui, and "Chenagh Le Blues" by Abranis. LP, Vinyl record album

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