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✨✧ Samuel ChartersNew Orleans – Playing A Jazz Chorus ... Book
Marion Boyars Publishers (UK), 2006. New Copy ... $4.99 17.98
Samuel Charters returns to New Orleans in the wake of Katrina – and finds that the city's jazz scene is not only alive and well, but continuing to thrive and change in the face of crisis! Charters is a name that should be familiar to many – for his landmark work as a record producer for Folkways and other labels, where he gave New Orleans music huge exposure in the mid-century years – and also for his countless books on jazz and blues. This volume is perhaps a bit more personal than some of Samuel's other works – as Charters spends his time in the city with his son's family in a small apartment, and comes across vibrant music from the Hot 8 Brass Band, Soul Rebels, Barry Martyn, Michael White, Coco Robicheaux, Billy Edwards, and many others. 227 pages, softcover, with some black and white images. Book

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Dizzy Gillespie/Mal WaldronCool World ... LP
Philips, 1963. Very Good+ ... $11.99
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
(Vinyl is nice and clean. Cover has a cutout hole in one corner, which is slightly bumped – and another corner has a light stain. Still a nice copy, though.)

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Slim HarpoBuzzin' The Blues – The Complete Slim Harpo (5CD set) ... CD
Excello/Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s/1960s. New Copy ... $111.99 129.99
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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Arthur KnightDisintergrating The Musical – Black Performance & American Musical Film ... Book
Duke University Press, 2002. New Copy ... $4.99 25.95
An excellent book on African American performance in Hollywood musicals – way more than just a star study, or a historical survey – and instead a rich project that interweaves theory and cultural practice – starting with pre-film blackface, moving into an exploration of the practice in cinema, and its effect on images for years to come. Knight's got a great eye for important texts – and the book ends with an in-depth examination of the classic jazz short Jamming The Blues. 337 pages, softcover, with black and white images. Book

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✨✧ Steve Krakow (aka Plastic Crimewave)My Kind Of Sound – The Secret History Of Chicago Music (hardcover) ... Book
Curbside Splendor, 2015. New Copy ... $18.99 24.95
A very cool book that compiles a long-running feature that's delighted Chicago music fans for years – the Secret History Of Chicago Music column from the Chicago Reader – a force that's possibly done more for the history of music in our city than most other larger institutions put together! Author Steve Krakow presents the history in a way that's very vivid – with a drawing of the artists with each entry, followed by a hand-lettered history that briefly covers salient facts and dates, and offers up a bit of Krakow's own opinion as well. The range of music handled is great – from funk to rock to blues, psych, garage, punk, and beyond – and the book features over 200 columns in all, on artists as varied as Ruby Andrews, Arbee Stidham, Steve Colson, Rasputin Stash, The Vertebrats, Truth, Phil Upchurch, Pezband, Nite Owls, Ken Nordine, June Shellene, Gollum, Graced Lightning, Enuff Znuff, Dean Miland, The Del-Vettes, Cave Dwellers, Hollins & Starr, George Freeman, The Cryan Shames, Earl Hooker, Dave Major & The Minors, John Klemmer, and countless other talents who've made our city great! Hardcover, over 200 pages, with loads of black and white images – and very nicely done. Book

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Augusto MartelliBlack Sound From White People ... CD
Universal (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $13.99
If you can forgive the title of this one, you'll find it to be a very groovy record! The album's a killer batch of funky instrumentals ("black sound") recorded in Italy in 1972 by Augusto Martelli ("white people") – and it's got the groove and swing of some of the best Italian soundtracks from the time, no surprise, as Martelli had his hand in a few from that era! The package is a nice one – with a thick booklet, notes in Japanese, but some good images of Martelli and album covers – and the music is really great, with some excellent sax and flute work that takes the tracks into a jazzier mode than usual for this sort of thing! Loads of great percussion too – and titles include "Loco Love Motor", "Mondo No", "Krypto Blues", "Ma ne Vale La Pena", "90th Compleanno", and "Sara Stato Il Futuro". CD

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✨✧ Baden PowellImages on Guitar ... LP
MPS, 1973. Near Mint- ... $29.99
One of Baden Powell's grooviest albums ever – a brilliant blend of his bossa roots with the freer 70s grooves of MPS! The album follows the mode of some of his other European recordings, but is still a bit different – in that the overall sound is a bit freer than before, with tracks that really open up beautifully – including one or two that hit a nicely heavy groove! The lovely Janine De Walyene sings these wonderful wordless vocals on some of the album's best tracks – scatting heavily on the famous jazz dance number "Blues A Volante" – and drifting moodily behind the guitar on other numbers. Other instrumentation includes bass, drums, and a bit of Brazilian percussion – and titles include the classic "Blues A Volante", plus "Violao Vagabundo", "Canto", "Ate Eu", and "Conversacao Comigo Mesmo". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing.)

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VariousWhere Southern Soul Began Vol 3 – 1957-1963 – History Of Soul ... CD
History Of Soul (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99
An excellent look at the sounds that gave birth to southern soul – that blend of blues, R&B, gospel, and other righteous sounds that were brewing below the Mason-Dixon line at the end of the 50s – which later rose to tremendous fame on labels like Stax and Atlantic! The tracks here are mostly from before a time when those labels focused on the music, though – and include a huge number of obscure singles we'd never heard before – all packaged with lavish notes on the music and full color images – clearly showing a lot more care to the presentation than you'd usually get for a collection of this nature. There's a whopping 55 titles in the set – and tracks include "The Wash" by The Varios, "Baby Come & Get It" by The Adorables, "Velma" by Roland Dice, "Everybody's Talking" by Bob & Peggy, "I'll Have To Let You Go" by Sally Stanley, "Goodbye My Love" by Oscar Perry, "I'm Cally My Baby" by Gene Vell, "Baby It's True Love" by Roscoe Shelton, "Why Not Give Me A Chance" by Jackie Verdell, "Keep On Trying" by Guitar Ray, "Bad Boy" by Fontella Bass, "Wait A Minute" by Barbara Stephens, and "Please Wait" by Charles James. CD

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✨✧ Akira KouchiBlues Record Covers ... Book
Space Shower (Japan), 2014. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A very cool discography – one that brings the hip Japanese format to the world of blues music – in a style that's similar to other books on jazz, funk, and soul! The approach here features hundreds of vintage album covers, each in glorious color – presented in small entries that have dates of release, catalog numbers, and artist, label, and title all in English – followed by a short review and additional text in Japanese. And if you can't read that language, don't worry – as there's plenty here to please any fan of blues from a visual perspective – beautiful cover images that really run the gamut, including dozens of records that we've never seen before! The book has different chapters, dealing with different strands of the music – from artist sections on folks like Muddy Waters or Memphis Slim, to label pages on Aladdin, Imperial, Fire, and many others – to a look at 78 album cover art, small Chicago labels, jazz-crossover records, and even cover designers like Don Bronstein or Milton Glaser. The presentation is wonderful, and well worth the price – extremely vivid, and bound to get you working harder than ever to expand your collection of vintage blues! Book

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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 ... Temporarily 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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✨✧ Sun RaWake Up Angels – Live At The Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Festival 1972/1973/1974 ... CD
Saturn/Art Yard (UK), Early 70s. Used 2CDs ... Temporarily 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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✨✧ Nina SimonePastel Blues/Let It All Out ... CD
Mercury, 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A nicely-priced set that features 2 of Nina's 60s classics on one CD! Pastel Blues is wonderful stuff from Nina – still with one foot in the jazzier style of early days, but with haunting elements of the later progressive style to come! The album features an incredible 10 minute version of "Sinnerman", arranged by Nina with complicated jazzy riffing and a nice breakdown in the middle. Other tracks include "Be My Husband", "End Of The Line", "Chilly Winds Don't Blow", "Strange Fruit", and "Ain't No Use". Let It All Out features spare backings arranged by Nina, and played by Rudy Stevenson on guitar and flute, Bobby Hamilton on drums, and Lisle Atkinson on bass. One track, "For Myself", features arrangements by Horace Ott – and another, "Images", was recorded live. Other titles include "Chauffeur", "The Other Woman", "This Year's Kisses", "Nearer Blessed Lord", "Ballad of Hollis Brown" and "Don't Explain". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Bobby Blue BlandCall On Me/That's The Way Love Is ... CD
Duke/Reel Music, 1963. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of Bobby Blue Bland's best albums ever – a stunning mix of blues and soul that's the kind of killer stuff that will make you a fan of his forever! There's no beating Bland at this point in his career – and the record is one of the finest illustrations of the power he brought to his work, subtly balancing a sense of class with rootsier down-hominess that few other singers could ever handle so well. That blend allowed Bobby to reach out to way more audiences than most of his contemporaries – and it's still equally powerful today – and the album's arrangements by Joe Scott are impeccable, with a slight touch of jazz that we totally love. The album includes classics like "That's The Way Love Is", "Call On Me", "Cry Lover Cry", "Care For Me", "Bobby's Blues", and "Honky Tonk". CD reissue is wonderful – with full listings of dates and personnel for the tunes, wonderful mastering, and pages of great notes and images! CD
Also available Call On Me/That's The Way Love Is ... LP 11.99

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✨✧ VariousFrom Sacred To Secular – A Soul Awakening (8CD set) ... CD
History Of Soul, Late 40s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 8 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A heavy set of early soul music – mixed with a fair bit of gospel as well – all to show the evolution of the sounds of the style from its roots in the church! The package willfully – and wonderfully – mixes tracks from soul, R&B, and gospel sources all together in a ridiculously huge batch of tunes – 231 songs in all – running from late 40s jump blues and gospel, through the rise of R&B in the 50s, currents of electric blues, hard-edged vocal material, and lots of key cuts from the earliest years of soul music – all packaged in a book-style cover with a set of notes and lots of vintage images within! At first glance there doesn't seem to be a strong sense of organization to the package – but there's a musical vibe that really shows up once you start listening – taking a journey from spiritual to secular, with plenty of stops along the way. The package features dozens and dozens of different artists – only a handful of whom include The Aladdins, Davis Sisters, Caravans, Marie Knigh, Linda Hopkins, Dorothy Love Coates, The Sheiks, The Drapers, Kelly Brothers, JJ Barnes & The Del Fis, Mable John, Highway QCs, Soul Seekers, Soul Stirrers, Sugar Pie DeSanto, Singin Sammy Ward, Johnny Adams, Solomon Burke, Brother Joe May, Prince La La, Womack Brothers, Arthur Alexander, Willie Tee, Valentinos, and many more – including a fair bit of bigger names from 60s soul! CD

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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 ... 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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OV WrightMemphis Unlimited ... CD
Back Beat/Reel Music, 1973. New Copy ... $13.99 15.98
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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✨✧ Raynal PellicerPhotobooth – The Art Of The Automatic Portrait (hardcover) ... Book
Abrams, 2010. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful tribute to the mighty photobooth – a machine that's lived long beyond its initial use in a time when most folks didn't have cameras, to almost become a visual medium in and of itself! The lavish, full-color book offers up not just a history of the photobooth – but also a focus on its role in visual culture, especially art – with chapters that include "The Artist In The Photobooth" and "The Second Life Of The Photobooth" – tracing the machine's revival in later years, and its rescue in underground cultures in the 70s and 80s. There's far more pictures than words – a wealth of rare photobooth images – including shots of Andy Warhol, Billy Childish, JFK, Elvis Presley, Boris Vian, Samuel Beckett, Alan Ginsberg, Vassily Kandinsky, Francis Bacon, Vito Acconci, and many others – including legendary bluesman Robert Johnson! A very heavy 275 pages – all in cover, and hardcover. Book
 
 
 



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