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Columbia NightsIn All Things ... CD
Record Breakin, 2016. New Copy ... $9.99
We waited years for the full length debut of Columbia Nights, and not only was it worth the wait, it's a stunner – a beautiful batch of timeless spacey soul! Essentially the multi-instrumentalist trio of John E Daise, Jason "Brotherspanky" Edwards and Hayling Price, they have really expansive sound – built from bass, synths, keys, percussion that lifts it to cosmic heights – in a perfect mix of atmospheric instrumentals and vocal-led tracks. The sound carries influences from soaring 70s soul jazz, to post millennium electronic soul – which mingle seamlessly, and carry a real depth of genuine soul, however spacey the composition! The guest vocalists are top notch, including Diggs Duke, Aaron "AB" Abernathy, Vaughan Octavia and others, and titles include "Sphere", "Cerulean", "In All Things", "Circle", "Now" with Diggs Duke, "The Rhythm" with Sarai Abdul-Malik, "Coming Home" with Aaron "AB" Abernathy, "Neverend/All For You" feat Siara Shawn, "Ever Between" with B Jamelle and "Glide" with Vaughan Octavia. CD
Also available In All Things ... LP 9.99

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Columbia NightsIn All Things ... LP
Record Breakin, 2016. New Copy ... $9.99
We waited years for the full length debut of Columbia Nights, and not only was it worth the wait, it's a stunner – a beautiful batch of timeless spacey soul! Essentially the multi-instrumentalist trio of John E Daise, Jason "Brotherspanky" Edwards and Hayling Price, they have really expansive sound – built from bass, synths, keys, percussion that lifts it to cosmic heights – in a perfect mix of atmospheric instrumentals and vocal-led tracks. The sound carries influences from soaring 70s soul jazz, to post millennium electronic soul – which mingle seamlessly, and carry a real depth of genuine soul, however spacey the composition! The guest vocalists are top notch, including Diggs Duke, Aaron "AB" Abernathy, Vaughan Octavia and others, and titles include "Sphere", "Cerulean", "In All Things", "Circle", "Now" with Diggs Duke, "The Rhythm" with Sarai Abdul-Malik, "Coming Home" with Aaron "AB" Abernathy, "Neverend/All For You" feat Siara Shawn, "Ever Between" with B Jamelle and "Glide" with Vaughan Octavia. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available In All Things ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ BachConcertos For Piano & Orchestra 1 to 5, & 7 – Glenn Gould/Bernstein/Golschmann/Columbia Symphony ... CD
Columbia, Late 50s/Late 60s. Used 2CDs ... $1.99
... CD

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BeethovenSymphony No 5 In C Minor Op 67/Symphony No 4 In B Flat Major Op 60 – Bruno Walter/Columbia Symphony Orchestra ... LP
Columbia, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(6 Eye Mono pressing.)

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Bizet/Tchaikovsky/PonchielliCarmen Suite/Capriccio Italien Op 45/Dance Of The Hours – Beecham/Columbia Symphony Orchestra ... LP
Odyssey, 1949. Sealed ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed mono pressing. Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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BrahmsSymphony No 2 In D Major Op 73/Symphony No 3 IN F Major Op 90 – Bruno Walter/Columbia Symphony Orchestra ... CD
Sony, 1960. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Spade CooleySpade Cooley – Columbia Historic Edition ... LP
Columbia, Mid 40s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Great work from one of the hippest artists in western swing – a man who's maybe best remembered now for his time in prison, and for shooting his wife – but a musician and leader who's second only to Bob Wills for his importance and influence! This set was done in conjuction with the Country Music Foundation – and features great Columbia sides from the 40s. LP, Vinyl record album

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Betty DavisColumbia Years – 1968/1969 ... LP
Light In The Attic/Columbia, Late 60s. New Copy ... $22.99 23.99
A soul and funk fan's dream come true – never-heard recordings by the legendary Betty Davis, done for Columbia Records a few years before her debut album! At the time, Betty was hanging with Miles Davis, and turning him onto the sounds of fuzzy funk – and Miles actually produced these recordings, and used instrumentation from key associates like Herbie Hancock on keyboards, Wayne Shorter on reeds, and John McLaughlin on guitar – plus the mighty Larry Young on keyboards! The whole thing's amazing – every bit as great as Betty's work for the Just Sunshine label, but maybe even grittier – and with this unbridled vibe that's totally wonderful – and we're stunned that this is the first we're hearing of this music – but are mighty happy it's finally seen the light of day. A few cuts also feature Davis with The Crusaders and Hugh Masekela – for a groovy Cali soul sort of vibe – and titles include "It's My Life", "Hangin Out", "Politician Man", "Down Home Girl", "I'm Ready Willing & Able", "Born On The Bayou", and "Live Love Learn". LP, Vinyl record album

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Miles DavisComplete Columbia Recordings 1963 to 1964 (10 LP set) ... LP
Columbia/Mosaic, 1963/1964. Near Mint- 10LPs ... $399.99
A beautiful collection of work around the albums Seven Steps To Heaven, Quiet Nights, My Funny Valentine, Four & More, and the albums Miles Davis In Europe, Berlin, & Tokyo – plus unreleased music too! LP, Vinyl record album
(In beautiful shape!)

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Miles DavisMiles Davis – The Columbia Years 1955 to 1985 (4CD set) ... CD
Columbia, Late 50s/1960s/1970s/Early 80s. Used 4CDs ... $9.99
... CD
(BMG Direct pressing. Box has some light wear.)

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Miles DavisMiles Davis' Greatest Hits (Columbia) ... LP
Columbia, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A good collection of work from Miles' early days at Columbia working with Coltrane, up through the pre-Bitches Brew years with the classic Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Ron Carter, and Tony Williams lineup. Titles include "Walkin (live)", "All Blues (live)", "Someday My Prince Will Come", "So What (live)", "ESP", "Round Midnight", and "Seven Steps To Heaven". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue.)

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DionKickin Child – 1965 Columbia Recordings ... CD
Columbia/Norton, 1965. New Copy ... About May 12, 2017 (delayed)
A pretty amazing little record from Dion DiMucci – especially if you only know his earliest rock and roll hits! Dion was always a cat who was hipper than most of his mainstream contemporaries – as evidence by the surprisingly deep turn he'd take at the end of the 60s – but during his early years with Columbia, he was often improperly assigned to songs and sessions – and never really got to show off the more interesting ideas he had in mind for his music. Enter producer Tom Wilson, who was working with Bob Dylan during the early electric years – and who, on most of these tracks, allowed Dion himself to move in a folk rock direction – mostly on his own compositions, which re really incredible – and have a style that could easily sit next to the mid 60s classics on Columbia by The Byrds or Dylan, even though the label never thought much of the recordings at the time. Instead, some of these tracks were issued as singles, or got much later release – and some never saw the light of day at all – and are finally brought together here in a decades-overdue complete album of this great musical moment. If you dig the deeper strands of the transforming folk generation, you'll find plenty to love here – as a younger, clean-cut artist grows his hair, and really finds himself on titles that include "My Love", "Tomorrow Won't Bring The Rain", "Wake Up Baby", "Kickin Child", "Two Ton Feather", "Knowing I Won't Go Back There", "You Move Me Babe", "So Much Younger", and "Time In My Heart For You". Also includes versions of the Dylan tracks "Farewell", "It's All Over Now Baby Blue", and "Baby I'm In The Mood For You". CD

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Aretha FranklinComplete Columbia Recordings (11CDs & DVD) (limited edition) ... CD
Columbia, Early 60s. Used 11CD & DVD ... $99.99
Aretha Franklin's complete work from Columbia from the dawn of the 60s through the middle of the decade – 11CDs with remastered mono mixes and unreleased material – plus a DVD of early Aretha television performances – an incredible legacy in a beautiful box set! It includes albums in LP style sleeves including are Aretha With The Ray Bryant Combo, The Electrifying Aretha Franklin, The Tender, The Moving, The Swinging Aretha Franklin, Laughing On The Outside, Tiny Sparrow – The Bobby Scott Sessions, Unforgettable – A Tribute To Dinah Washington, Take A Look - The Clyde Otis Sessions, Runnin' Out Of Fools, A But Of Soul, Yeah!!! In Person With Her Quartet and The Queen In Waiting – plus the DVD Aretha '64! Live On The Steve Allen Show. At this early point, the future Queen Of Soul could sing anything and totally nail it – from jazzy groovers to blues, gospel, lush pop AND soul – and to have it all the Columbia material along with stuff we'd never heard before together in a single box is a real treasure. CD
(Numbered limited edtion. DVD is NTSC coded, Region 0.)

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Herbie HancockComplete Columbia Album Collection 1972 to 1988 (31 CD set) ... CD
Columbia, 1970s/1980s. Used 31 CDs ... $79.99
A really really amazing little set – and a package that goes way beyond most other complete album collections on the market! First off, this one is REALLY complete – as it not only features all of Herbie Hancock's Columbia albums from the US, but also his rare Japanese-only records, and key sessions with other artists like the VSOP group, singer Kimiko Kasai, and pianist Chick Corea – all wrapped up in a totally cool box that features a 200 page book, and tiny LP sleeve versions of each individual album! There's a number of albums never issued in the US, and a few others are making their US debut on CD too – mixed here with key classics, and some others that haven't been in print for years. Herbie's sense of vision and genius hold strong throughout – from electric to acoustic to electric and more acoustic modes recorded over a 16 year span between 1972 and 1988. Albums include Sextant, Head Hunters, Dedication, Thrust, Death Wish, Flood, Man-Child, Secrets, VSOP, Herbie Hancock Trio, VSOP The Quintet, VSOP Tempest In The Colosseum, An Evening With Herbie Hancock & Chick Corea, Sunlight, Feets Don't Fail Me Now, Directstep, Live Under The Stars, Five Stars, Butterfly (with Kimiko Kasai), Monster, Mr Hands, Magic Windows, Herbie Hancock Trio with Ron Carter & Tony Williams, Quartet, Lite Me Up, Future Shock, Sound System, Village Life (with Foday Musa Suso), Round Midnight (soundtrack), and Perfect Machine. A stunner of a set – even if you already own some of the records inside! CD

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Billie HolidayLady Day – The Complete Billie Holiday On Columbia 1933 to 1944 (10CD set) ... CD
Columbia, 1930s/Early 40s. Used 10 CDs + Book ... $39.99
An amazing set – really really beautiful, and a whopping 10CDs' worth of material that Billie Holiday recorded during the 78rpm era – for labels that include Columbia, Okeh, Vocalion, Decca, and Parlophone! The package has an oversize cover, with a giant book in the middle – and the set features Holiday singing with Duke Ellington, Teddy Wilson Eddie Heywood, Benny Goodman, and her own group as well. 239 tracks in all – and a bargain at this price! CD
(Out of print.)

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Billie HolidayLady In Satin (Columbia Jazz Masterpieces) ... LP
Columbia, 1958. Near Mint- ... $6.99
One of Billie's last recordings, and an incredibly striking batch of songs arranged by Ray Ellis with a sad, fragile ege that's perfect for the style of her later work. Billie's voice is faltering, but in a way that only makes the songs sound more personal and more compelling – and although most of the tunes on the set are standards, Billie's presentation of them completely transforms the numbers, and we can bet you'll never heard these songs the same way again after hearing this album! Titles include "Violets For Your Furs", "You've Changed", "But Beautiful", "Glad To Be Unhappy", "I'll Be Around", and "I'm A Fool To Want You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Thelma JonesSecond Chance – The Complete Barry & Columbia Recordings ... CD
Kent (UK), Late 60s/1976/1978. New Copy ... $7.99 18.99
Two great slices of work from vocalist Thelma Jones – her late 60s singles for the indie Barry label, and her tighter work for Columbia recorded nearly a full decade later! The first half of the set has Jones hitting hard in a tight Northern Soul mode – a socking 60s approach to the groove that's got echoes of deep soul on the vocals, but which also often bumps along with a tight sense of rhythm on the bottom – sometimes even a bit of funk as well! Titles from these years include Jones' excellent original take on "House That Jack Built" – a tight funky version that's way better than Aretha Franklin's – plus the cuts "Stronger", "Never Leave Me", "Gotta Find A Way", "I Won't Give Up My Man", "Mr Fix It", and "Give It To Me Straight". The second half of the set features material from Jones self-titled 1978 album for Columbia – a sweet blend of southern and modern soul, with some fantastic arrangements by Bert DeCoteaux, who also produced the set in a wonderful way that lets Jones retain the deeper qualities of her vocals, but also glide nicely on some warmer modern touches. There's a really unified feel to the whole record, and tracks are a range of work by 70s songwriting greats that include Sam Dees, Leon Ware, Grey & Hanks, and Gamble & Huff. Features the excellent single "How Long", plus "I Can Dream", "Salty Tears", "Stay Awhile With Me", "I'd Rather Leave While I'm In Love", and "Now That We Found Love". 22 tracks in all – and a long-overdue collection! CD

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Gene KrupaGene Krupa (Columbia) ... LP
Columbia, Early 40s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A nice little 50s album that compiles Gene's work from the early 40s – his groundbreaking early swing sides, some featuring singer Anita O'Day, others with the great Roy Eldridge on trumpet! Tunes are tight, lively, and feature some killer drum work (natch!) – and titles include "After You've Gone", "Murder Hey Says", "Tuxedo Junction", "Massachusetts", "Disc Jockey Jump", "Knock Me A Kiss", "Drum Boogie", "Let Me Off Uptown", and "Slow Down". LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Michel LeGrandLeGrand Jazz (Columbia) ... LP
Columbia, 1959. Very Good- ... $6.99
The classic meeting of the great French arranger/pianist with American jazz players like Miles Davis, Ben Webster, Milt Hinton, Donald Byrd, Hank Jones, and others. The tracks are a beautiful strident blend of Legrand's best arranging styles, and they show his keen talent for letting the soloist step forth into the spotlight, while complicated orchestrations swirl all around him. The titles are mostly jazz standards, but they're done in a great way, with lots of punch, and lots of great work by all the players. Titles include "Round Midnight", "Night In Tunisia", "Nuages", "In A Mist", and "Django". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original 6 eye pressing with deep groove. Cover has moderate wear, stains, a split bottom seam & cut corner.)

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Ramsey LewisHot Dawgit – The Columbia Years Anthology ... CD
Soulmusic.com (UK), 1970s/1980s. Used 2 CDs ... $11.99
Fantastic sounds from Ramsey Lewis – killer work from a time when the legendary pianist was electrifying his sound – and transforming the worlds of jazz, funk, and soul in the process! By the time of these sides, Ramsey already had more than a decade of incredible Chess Records material under his belt – soul jazz piano numbers that really rocked the 60s – but here, Lewis is often moving between acoustic piano, Fender Rhodes, and other keyboards – really opening up his groove at a level that not only shows a strong relationship with Maurice White and Earth Wind & Fire, but which also moves into a love of Brazilian music, spacey funk, and lots lots more. The 2CD set is the best we've ever seen to focus on this period – and features 37 tracks that not only include some key Rhodes classics, but also open up into some important collaborations, unusual instrumental settings, and even some equally great acoustic numbers that show that Ramsey never lost his roots, even while expanding his sound. Titles include "Don't It Feel Good", "Brazilica", "Hot Dawgit", "What It Is", "Slipping Into Darkness", "Eternal Peace", "Lakeshore Cowboy", "Kufanya Mapenzi", "All The Way Live", "Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In", "Whisper Zone", "Come Back Jack", "Slow Dancin", "7-11", "Eye On You", "My Love Will Lead You Home", and "Sassy Stew" – plus duets with Nancy Wilson on "Midnight Rendezvous" and "The Two Of Us". CD
 
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✨✧ VariousRoots Of Rhythm & Blues – A Tribute To The Robert Johnson Era ... CD
Columbia, 1992. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousSlide Guitar – The Streamline Special ... CD
Columbia, Late 20s/1930s. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Carl PerkinsWhole Lotta Shakin/King Of Rock/Greatest Hits/On Top ... CD
Columbia/BGO (UK), 1959/Late 60s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
You might know Carl Perkins mostly as an artist who recorded for Sun Records during the label's glory days of the 50s – but the singer also moved onto Columbia Records, where he cut some stunningly great material that's collected in this set! The package begins with the album Whole Lotta Shakin – a set that takes off from the Sun Records style of Perkins, but also maybe brings in a few country touches, and some of that rawer Columbia rockabilly style that real aficionados know the label did so well. The following three records are all from the end of the 60s – and really show a great new side of the maturing singer – as he hits the kind of post-roots vibe that other aging rockabilly singers were moving towards at the time – like Gene Vincent or Jerry Lee Lewis, who arguably cut some of their most interesting material during the time. Like the latter, Perkins maybe brings in more country inflection to his sound – but also prefaces a whole generation of roots rockers who were emerging – and there's loads of interesting moments in these later recordings, including a tune co-written with Bob Dylan. 2CD set features 49 tracks in all – and titles include "Champaign Illinois", "Levi Jacket", "Loveville", "Sister Twister", "Too Much For A Man To Understand", "Pointed To Shoes", "Just For You", "Mean Woman Blues", "Riverboat Annie", "Lion In The Jungle", "Superfool", "Soul Beat", and "Power Of My Soul". CD

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Manny Albam, Bill Russo, Teo Macero, & OthersSomething New, Something Blue ... CD
Columbia/Fresh Sound (Spain), 1959. Used ... $16.99
The cover of this one makes it look like a no-name leaderless session, but this one actually features some great work by some very hip players! Half the album features vibist Teddy Charles leading a group of modernists that includes Hal McKusick, Frank Socolow, Bill Russon, Bob Brookmeyer, Mal Waldron, and Donald Byrd – on tracks that have a bluesy base, but a bit of an edge to them. The other half features Manny Albam leading a combo with Al Cohn, Teo Macero, Art Farmer, Bill Evans, Phil Woods, and Eddie Costa. The session was done to showcase the talents of 4 of the best modern arrangers of the late 50s – Manny Albam, Bill Russon, Teo Macero, and Teddy Charles – all of whom contribute some great charts to a set of tracks that includes "Swinging Goatsherd Blues", "East Hampton Blues", "Blues In The Night", "Night Crawlers", and "Blues For Amy". CD

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✨✧ Mose AllisonV-8 Ford Blues (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia (UK), 1966. New Copy ... $8.99
Classic work from one of the hippest jazz singers of all time – and a hell of a pianist too! Mose Allison began his recording career laying down piano on jazz sessions for Stan Getz and a few others – but here, he emerges as a fully-formed talent of his own – steeped in modes from the New Orleans scene, but also able to spin out his own uniquely hip approach – at a level that went onto have a huge influence on later generations of singers – from Dr John to Georgie Fame to Paul Weller – as well as the UK mod scene of the 60s! This album's one of a few that Allison cut for Epic Records, which are among some of our favorites – and titles include "Baby Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone", "Back On The Corner", "Mad With You", "Life Is Suicide", "I Love The Life I Live", and "Ask Me Nice". CD features three bonus tracks – "So Rare", "The Hills", and "High Jinks". CD

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American Place TheatreBenito Cereno ... LP
Columbia, Late 60s. Near Mint- 2LP Box Set ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 2 eye Masterworks pressing, including the booklet. Labels have promo stickers. Box has light wear and a tear on the bottom edge.)

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AmerieAll I Have ... LP
Columbia, 2002. Near Mint- 2LP ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Promo. Label has some marker.)

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Leda Annest/Phil MoorePortrait Of Leda ... LP
Columbia, Late 50s. New Copy (reissue)... $6.99
A wonderfully moody session from the late 50s – one that features the eerie vocals of Leda Annest over the orchestrations of Phil Moore! Leda's got a haunting voice that's somewhere in the range of Yma Sumac, but a bit less dramatic – more kind of a wordless instrument, used amidst the orchestrations in broad washes of color and tone. Moore scored the entire piece for Leda's voice – an extended 3 part suite that runs through series of dark, jazz, and playful moods – all featuring some incredible vocals by Leda! LP, Vinyl record album

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AppaloosaAppaloosa ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $15.99
A beautiful musical discovery that we'd somehow never managed to hear all these years – the debut of (and possibly only album by) Appaloosa, a group who mix together gentle folk and a bit of strings – in a mode that's strongly resonant with some of Tim Hardin or Tim Buckley's best work of the late 60s! As you can guess from the cover image, the group is pretty young – but they work with a timeless quality beyond their years, a mode that mixes guitar, violin, and cello together as the core instrumentation for the tunes – topped by wonderful vocals from singer Robin Batteau, who has one of those "shoulda been huge" voices that really grab you right away. Al Kooper produced and contributed some instrumentation – but in a really subtle way that respects the band's sound strongly – and titles include "Pascal's Paradox", "Now That I Want You", "Georgia Street", "Rosalie", "Rivers Run To The Sea", "Glossolalia", and "Feathers". CD
Also available Appaloosa ... LP 19.99

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AppaloosaAppaloosa ... LP
Columbia, 1969. Very Good ... $19.99
A beautiful musical discovery that we'd somehow never managed to hear all these years – the debut of (and possibly only album by) Appaloosa, a group who mix together gentle folk and a bit of strings – in a mode that's strongly resonant with some of Tim Hardin or Tim Buckley's best work of the late 60s! As you can guess from the cover image, the group is pretty young – but they work with a timeless quality beyond their years, a mode that mixes guitar, violin, and cello together as the core instrumentation for the tunes – topped by wonderful vocals from singer Robin Batteau, who has one of those "shoulda been huge" voices that really grab you right away. Al Kooper produced and contributed some instrumentation – but in a really subtle way that respects the band's sound strongly – and titles include "Pascal's Paradox", "Now That I Want You", "Georgia Street", "Rosalie", "Rivers Run To The Sea", "Glossolalia", and "Feathers". LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing – with insert! Cover has a cut corner and some surface wear.)
Also available Appaloosa ... CD 15.99

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Louis ArmstrongAmbassador Satch (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia, 1955. Used ... $5.99
Ambassador Satch is a key statement of Armstrong's global power in the postwar years, a time when the State Department was using his talents to mend fences and open doors after WWII. The material is Armstrong at his best comeback stretch – and most of these recall the classic sound of his early years, without any of the pop inflections of other later recordings. Titles include "Muskrat Ramble", "All Of Me", "West End Blues", and "Tiger Rag". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Louis ArmstrongHot Fives & Hot Sevens Vol 3 ... LP
Columbia, Late 20s. Near Mint- ... $5.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Louis ArmstrongLouis Armstrong Plays WC Handy ... CD
Columbia, 1954. Used ... $4.99
Mid 50s, and Louis is going back to his roots – playing a set of compositions by WC Handy – working with a small combo that includes Barrett Deems on drums, Arvell Shaw on bass, Trummy Young on trombone, and Barney Bigard on clarinet. Vocals are by Louis and Velma Middleton – and titles include "Atlanta Blues", "Chantez Les Bas", "Loveless Love", "Memphis Blues", "St Louis Blues", and "Beale Street Blues". CD
(Out of print.)

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Louis ArmstrongLouis Armstrong Vol 7 – You're Drivin Me Crazy ... CD
Columbia, 1930/1931. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print, Columbia Jazz Masterpieces pressing.)

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Horacee ArnoldTales Of the Exonerated Flea ... CD
Columbia/Rock & Groove, 1974. Used ... $1.99
A lost fusion classic from the early 70s – one of the only records cut under the leadership of drummer Horacee Arnold, but a heck of a great little set with a soaringly righteous sound! The style here is plenty full-on, but a bit less rock-leaning than some of the other Columbia fusion of the period – thanks to a spacious vision on Arnold's part, and the inclusion of a fair bit of sounds from world music. Players on the set include Art Webb on flute, Sonny Fortune on soprano sax, John Abercrombie on guitar, David Friedman on vibes and marimba, Dom Um Romao on percussion, and Jan Hammer on moog and electric piano – and although there's a fair bit of guitar in the mix, the other acoustic elements are kept nice and high too – for a blend that's almost like some of the best Brazilian fusion from later years, touched by a slightly funkier sound! Tracks really stretch out nicely, allowing for plenty of solo space as they roll on, in a way that's almost a cross between Strata East and some of the more familiar mainstream fusion modes of the time. Very hip stuff, with titles that include "Benzele Windows", "Tales Of The Exonerated Flea", "Euroaquilo Silence", "Puppet Of The Seasons", "Sing Night Jar", and "Delicate Evasions". CD
(Out of print.)

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Malcolm ArnoldKey – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Columbia, Late 50s. Very Good ... $4.99
A pretty auspicious soundtrack album – for an obscure late 50s film that starred William Holden, Trevor Howard, and Sophia Loren. The album's got a nice harmony title theme – "The Key To Your Heart", sung by male singers directed by Mitch Miller – and which is also redone in a mellow instrumental version later. It's got one lighter instrumental number called "Chop Suey Polka" – then two long suite tracks ("Stella" and "U Boat Alley") which spin out as more serious orchestral passages. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has moderate wear.)

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Gene AutryGene Autry's Country Music Hall Of Fame Album ... LP
Columbia, 1930s/1940s. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing.)

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Roy AyersIn The Dark/You Might Be Surprised ... CD
Columbia (UK), 1984/1985. Used ... $14.99
After a very successful run at Polydor during the 70s, Roy cut these two albums for Columbia, with a groove that's slightly slicker than his earlier funk work. Of course, slickness was never a problem for Roy – as he seemed to do his best work when his vibes and sweet vocals were given a proper platform to operate on – but there's also some production elements here that give the work a bit more of an 80s groove, which sometimes works, and sometimes doesn't. Still, you've got 2 LPs worth of material to choose from, and there's more than enough tracks to make the set worthwhile. Titles include "Compadre", "In The Dark", "Sexy, Sexy, Sexy", "Virgo", "You Might Be Surprised", "Night Flyte", "Slip n Slide", "Can I See You", and the funky classic "Poo Poo La La", which sounds a lot better than its titled! CD
(Out of print.)


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✨✧ BachGoldberg Variations – Glenn Gould (1982) ... CD
Columbia, 1982. Used ... $1.99
Glenn Gould's famous return to the Goldberg Variations – very different than his initial 50s recording! CD
 
 
 



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