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DelegationDelegation II (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Mercury/Big Break (UK), 1980. New Copy ... $9.99
Delegation really hold onto their groove in this rock-solid second set – an album that burns with vibrant energy right from the start – but all in ways that are really a cut above the usual uptempo soul of the time! Rhythms are a key part of the sound, but it's the trio's vocals that really hold us rapt – a warmly glowing approach to the lyrics, and one that still keeps things plenty soulful, even when tunes are upbeat, catchy, and very firmly aimed at the dancefloor! These guys were never huge at the time, but they've got a near-perfect sound throughout – a sense of funk that rivals some of the large-member ensembles, and a warmth with their vocals that matches some of the solo acts of the period. Titles include the sublime "In Love's Time", which has a great Earth, Wind & Fire kind of groove – plus "Singing", "Feels So Good", "In The Night", "Gonna Keep My Eyes On You", "12th House", "Turn On To City Life", and "I Wantcha Back". Bonus tracks include "Singing (12" special disco mix)", "Singing (single)", and "12th House (single)". CD

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✨✧ DelegationPromise Of Love ... LP
State, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The classic first album from Delegation – a great male soul trio from the late 70s, and one who sounds great on both sweet mellow tunes and more upbeat ones! Delegation have a sound that's quite unique, especially on this album – a groove with slightly tropical traces on some numbers, and a way of putting over a tune that borrows a bit from the earlier east coast harmony scene, but which wraps things up in a completely different style of production. The balance is hard to describe accurately, but it's definitely a standout for the time – and a real maturation of an earlier male soul group mode. Titles here include the famous break track "Oh Honey", plus "The Promise Of Love", "Mr Heartbreak", "Where Is The Love", "Soul Trippin", and "Let Me Take You To The Sun". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Paul ChambersChambers' Music – A Jazz Delegation From The East ... LP
Imperial, 1956. Used ... Out Of Stock
Great early work from one of the hippest bassists of his generation! Paul Chambers cut this obscure little album in LA, featuring a "jazz delegation from the east" that included Philly Joe Jones on drums and John Coltrane on tenor – plus pianist Kenny Drew, who had already been working on the west coast – all in a style that's much more relaxed and stretched-out than most other jazz recorded in LA at the time! The album is one of the earliest small group sessions with Coltrane, and it's a very spare batch of tracks that lead off with Chambers' amazing work on bass – but which also feature some incredible early work from Trane – very raw and loud in the mix, with a lot more bluesiness than you'd expect – and we mean that in a good way! Titles include "Dexterity", "Visitation", "John Paul Jones", and "Eastbound". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stunning Jazz West pressing – with deep groove! Vinyl is in great shape – and cover is beautiful too – just a tiny hint of light wear, and a tiny hint of a small split on the top seam.)
 
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✨✧ Al SmithHear My Blues ... LP
Prestige/Bluesville, 1959. Poor ... $2.99
Vocalist Al Smith is backed by Eddie Lockjaw Davis' group with Shirley Scott on organ – making for a hip little set that's got a rougher edge than most of the other vocal albums on Prestige. The label delegation for this one was Prestige's Bluesville imprint, but that's not exactly right either, as Al's got a more sophisticated sound, and is more jazz-based in some of his singing – ala Jimmy Witherspoon or Eddie Vinson – than other singers on that label. Titles include "I'll Be Alright", "Night Time Is The Right Time", "Come On Pretty Baby", "Tears In My Eyes", and "Never Let Me Go". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing, with deep groove and RVG stamp. Cover has wear, aging fraying at the opening and a preview stamp.)
 
 
 
 



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