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✨✧ Freda PayneAfter The Lights Go Down Low ... CD
Impulse, 1963. Used ... Out Of Stock
An early gem from singer Freda Payne – recorded back in the days when she was a jazz vocalist, years before her famous hits as a soul artist in the early 70s! The album's a darkly-tinged session with arrangements by Manny Albam – done in the late nite mode that you'd expect from the title, and featuring the kind of sad songs that you'd hear on an album from the time by Lorez Alexandria. The highlight of the album is a great vocal reading of Ornette Coleman's "Lonely Woman" – and other tracks include "Out Of This World", "Sweet September", "Blue Piano", and "After The Lights Go Down Low". CD
(Out of print. Digipack has some wear including a stamp on the front cover.)
 
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✨✧ VariousBluesin' By The Bayou – From The Vaults Of JD Miller & Eddie Shuler – Low Down Dirty & Greasy Blues From Louisiana ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A bit blues, a bit soul, and very much in the bayou mode promised in the title – especially given that some of the tracks here have a bit of a zydeco flair too! The package is a great entry in this series exploring the undercurrents of Louisiana music – and really illustrates the way that genres could often get mightily mixed up in the space of the swamp – key elements sifted down and recombined by artists like these, without any thought of conventional genres or commercial appeal! As part of that fact, half the tracks on the set appear here for the first time ever – really rare numbers that site perfectly with the obscure singles picked by the folks at Ace for the set – and all wrapped up with deep notes that will definitely take you down to that special space where this music was first cooked up. The music is definitely in the blues side of the spectrum, but has plenty more to offer too – and titles include "I'm A Natural Born Man" by Joe Mayfield, "Early Morning Blues" by Boogie Jake, "In The Dark In The Park" by Jimmy Anderson, "Just Give Me A Chance" by Silas Hogan, "Late In The Evening" by Lazy Lester, "Lost Love Letter Blues" by Leroy Washington, "Stranger In Your Town" by Lightnin Slim, "I Can Be On My Way" by Sylvester Buckley, and "Walkin Out My Door" by Blues Boy Dorsey. CD
 
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Lowell FulsonHung Down Head ... CD
Chess, 1950s. Used ... $6.99
Great early work from Lowell Fulson – tracks recorded in the 50s for Chess Records – all in Chicago, and a fair bit more obscure than some of Lowell's better-known sides from the 60s! There's still a nicely gritty groove going on here – a style that's rooted in blues, but which often comes across with some of those more sly, more wicked moments that have always made Fulson one of our favorites – almost a slightly jazz or funk undercurrent at points, and a bit different than the regular Chess groove. Titles include "Do Me Right", "Trouble Trouble", "Hung Down Head", "Tollin Bells", "Low Society", "Check Yourself", "That's All Right", and "I Want To Know". CD

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Low LeafPalm Psalms – A Light To Resolve All Darkness ... LP
Creator DIY, 2016. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99 29.99
Spiritual soulfulness from Low Leaf – a debut release on her own CreatorDIY label – really wonderful stuff with a really soaring vibe overall! Low Leaf herself plays harp, keys, synth, guitar, cello, sings and lays down the beats – with guests including similarly adventurous spirits Kadjha Bonet, Mark De Clive-Lowe and others, but Low Leaf's unique vision guides all. "Pace Foreva", "Psychlez", "Dreaming Awake", "Pupil Of The Universe", "It Is Within", "Hoble Coda", "Sun Psalm", "Inlight", "Angel Wash" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Don PattersonGoin' Down Home ... LP
Cadet, 1965. Very Good ... $8.99
Well known for the title track, a stepper's classic, this album preserves Don's low down gritty blues style (he played on Prestige sides led by Booker Ervin and Sonny Stitt). The trio lineup featured on this album gives Don the room to sretch out, driving the grooves to their limit. Tracks include "Little Duck", "It's Magic", "Trick Bag", and "Work Song". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing.)

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Archie Shepp & Horace ParlanSwing Low ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1991. New Copy ... $14.99 18.99
A sublime set from this legendary pair – saxophonist Archie Shepp and pianist Horace Parlan – a duo who already made some great records before this one, but who really knock it out of the park in a relaxed, open live set that's dripping with soul! Most of the tunes here are older spiritual numbers and standards – but they're completely reworked by Shepp and Parlan – with Horace carving out these thoughtful, meaningful lines on piano – while Shepp blows tremendously on tenor, with this raspy edge that holds us breathless – and also plays a bit of alto too. Most tracks are nice and long – and seem to further extend previous Shepp/Parlan moments in a great way – and titles include "Swing Low Sweet Chariot", "Make Me A Pallet On The Floor", "Go Down Moses", "Dedication To Bessie Smith's Blues", "I Didn't Know About You", and "See See Rider" – plus a great version of Parlan's "Billie's Bossa". CD

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✨✧ Andrew Cyrille & Greg OsbyLow Blue Flame ... CD
Tum (Finland), 2006. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A nicely stripped down set of duo jazz – the first recorded pairing of drummer Andrew Cyrille and sax player Greg Osby – just a near perfectly rendered set of exciting duo play from top notch jazz instrumentalists! Each is a fine foil for the other, and this one one of the most winning duet sets of recent years and an excellent record on the Tum label. Includes Osbys "Equalatogram", "Cyrille In Motion", "Noodle", "Pop Pop" and "Concepticus", Cyrille's "With You In Mind", "No. 11", "Low Blue Flame", "The Music In Us" and "Roscoe", plus a nice take on Monk's "Work". 13 tracks in all. CD

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✨✧ Albert AylerSwing Low Sweet Spiritual ... LP
Osmosis (Netherlands), 1964. Used ... Out Of Stock
Pre-ESP Records work from the legendary Albert Ayler – and a really special set that definitely shows his strong ties to a previous legacy of African-American music! Ayler always clamed blues and other roots in his sound, but didn't always show them as clearly – given his free-thinking, forward-moving approach – yet this set has Albert really reworking an older influence, by taking older songs from gospel and secular sources, and using them as a completely compelling springboard for his new ideas on tenor and soprano sax! The album's the sort that David Murray might have cut in the mid 80s – but conceived by Ayler two decades before – and sadly unissued for years after its recording, possibly because it's a very sensitive, soulful set that's different than the frenetic power of later albums on ESP. A real treasure throughout – with work from Call Cobbs Jr on piano, Henry Grimes on bass, and Sonny Murray on drums – on titles that include "Swing Low Sweet Chariot", "Deep River", "Goin Home", "Ol Man River", "Down By The Riverside", and "Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing.)

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Clarence Gatemouth BrownDefinitive Black & Blue Sessions – Clarence Brown Sings Louis Jordan ... CD
Black & Blue (France), 1973. New Copy ... $11.99
A fresh sort of setting for Clarence Gatemouth Brown – as the session focuses his bluesy talents on the music of Louis Jordan – a combination that comes across surprisingly well on this early 70s set! The tunes are mostly numbers from the 40s vintage of Jordan's big years of recording – but they're nicely recast here in a smaller combo mode, with more distinct touches of electric blues and jazz – thanks to Brown's work on guitar, the Hammond of Milt Buckner, and tenor of Arnett Cobb! Clarence takes the tunes in an easygoing vocal style that's maybe more his own than Jordan's – which is a great way to change up the tunes – and titles include "Ain't Just Alike A Woman", "Somebody Done Changed The Lock Of My Door", "Salt Pork West Virginia", "It's A Low Down Dirty Shame", and"Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby". CD features some bonus alternate takes, too! CD

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✨✧ Benny Carter with Ben Webster & Barney BigardBenny, Ben, & Barney – BBB & Co ... CD
Swingville/Prestige/OJC, 1962. Used ... $11.99
A great example of why the Swingville label was such a great idea – a perfect setting for older players to have a chance to relax in the studio and really do their thing – hitting the sort of notes they might reach in a late-nite set at a club, without all the pressures to try for a crossover hit or short takes on overdone standards! The tracks here are all quite long – surpassing even Verve material of this nature – and Carter plays both alto and trumpet, Webster his classic tenor, and Bigard clarinet – in a group that also includes Shorty Sherock on trumpet, Jimmy Rowles on piano, and Dave Barbour on guitar. Rhythm's from Leroy Vinnegar on bass and Mel Lewis on drums – so that part of the equation is rock-solid too – and titles include "Opening Blues", "Lula", "When Lights Are Low", and "You Can't Tell The Difference When The Sun Goes Down Blues". CD
(Out of print.)

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Funk FactoryFunk Factory ... LP
Atco/Be With (UK), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99 29.99
A massive bit of funky fusion from the 70s – an album that was crucially overlooked at the time, but which has gone onto become a crate-diggers classic over the years! The group's fronted by Polish jazz legends Michal Urbaniak and Urszula Dudziak – but it also features a fair bit of American players too – all working together in a blend of the best funky fusion modes going down in both the US and Eastern Europe in the mid 70s! Drums on the set are totally great – played by Steve Gadd or Gerald Brown, depending on the track – and some tracks have weird vocal bits that riff around the instrumentation, sung either by Urszula, Bernard Kafka, or some other backing singers. The keyboards are great – quite tripped-out at times, but never too over the top – and overall, the album's a fair bit more soulful and funky than most of Urbaniak's other work of the 70s. Titles include the killer sample track "Rien Ne Va Plus" – used famously by the Beastie Boys many years back – plus "After The World Goes Home", "Funk It", "Sinkin Low", "Next Please", "Horsing Around", and "Watusi Dance". LP, Vinyl record album

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Marvin Gaye & Mary WellsTogether ... LP
Motown, 1964. Sealed ... $16.99
A great start to the Marvin Gaye duet mode of the 60s – an early pairing with Mary Wells, done back when she was one of the leading female singers at Motown! The style here is a bit more old school than some of the later Gaye duo albums – but there's plenty of charm in the tunes, as the set makes for a real "coming together" of two vocal styles – a real difference between the singers that you can hear as they handle the lyrics, which creates a nice sense of personality in the songs. In other words, the pairing's not as perfect as Marvin and Tammi, but that's part of the charm – and the album's the start of a great run that would really raise the bar for other artists' performances like this to come! Titles include "Once Upon A Time", "Until I Met You", "Together", "Sentimental Reasons", "After The Lights Go Down Low" and "Squeeze Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent 180 gram pressing.)

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Paul GonsalvesGettin' Together ... LP
Jazzland, 1960. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Hard edged jazz stuff, featuring the great tenorist in a spare (and rare) setting away from Duke Ellington's band. Wynton Kelly, Jimmy Cobb, Nat Adderley, and Sam Jones lay down a nice soulful groove with a deep bottom, and Gonsalves plays with warmth and imagination throughout. The set includes two of Babs Gonzales' great compositions: "Low Gravy" and "Gettin' Together". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing.)

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✨✧ Billie HolidayGod Bless The Child ... LP
Columbia, Late 30s/Early 40s. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $4.99
A classic 2LP collection of Billie's older work for Columbia – early sides produced by John Hammond in the late 30s and early 40s. Titles include "It's A Sin To Tell A Lie", "Am I Blue", "God Bless The Child", "Mandy Is Two", "It's The Same Old Story", "I Hear Music", "I'm In A Low Down Groove", "Love Me Or Leave Me", "Gloomy Sunday", and "Until The Real Thing Comes Along". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Little Willie Littlefield & FriendsGoing Back To Kay Cee ... CD
Ace (UK), Early 50s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Stunning sounds from the great Little Willie Littlefield – a blues musician with Texas roots, but who really transformed a lot in the LA scene of the postwar years – where his music took on lots of cool, modern touches – as you'll hear in this killer collection of tracks for King Records! By the time of these recordings, Littlefield had already had a great run of records for the Modern label – and his move to King almost unlocked a new sort of bold sound in his music – currents of the raw R&B that King could do so well, as Littlefield's vocals stretched out with some nice jazz currents over the top of his hard-romping piano triplets. As usual with Ace Records, the presentation is wonderful – great sound, detailed notes, and a track selection that also includes duets with Esther Phillips and Lil Greenwood. Titles include "Falling Tears", "My Best Wishes & Regards", "Jim Wilson's Boogie", "Rock A Bye Baby", "KC Lovin", "Blood Is Redder Than Wine", "Turn The Lamp Down Low", and "Striking On You Baby". CD

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Main SourceBest Of Main Source ... CD
Wild Pitch/Crown (Japan), Early 90s. Used ... $18.99
A Japanese only compilation of one of our all time favorite hip hop groups! Includes "Just Hangin Out", "Fakin The Funk", "Just A Friendly Game Of Baseball (rmx)", "Peace Is Not The Word To Play", "Live At The Barbeque", "Snake Eyes", "Looking At The Front Door", "Watch Roger Do His Thing" and "Down Low" + 9 more! CD
(Out of print.)

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Bob MarleyExodus ... CD
Island, 1977. Used ... $2.99
One of our favorite Wailers LPs – as solid a statement as Marley had made, and to our ears, the finest moment of his later career. The album features classics like "Natural Mystic", "Three Little Birds", "One Love/People Get Ready" and the excellent, driving title track "Exodus". The 10 tracks of the original LP also include "So Much Things To Say", "Guiltiness", "The Heathen", "Jamming", "Waiting In Vain", and "Turn Your Lights Down Low". CD
Also available Exodus (180 gram pressing) ... LP 22.99

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MelanieMelanie ... CD
Buddah/Wounded Bird, 1969. New Copy ... $6.99 14.99
A seminal self-titled set from Melanie – an album that's still proudly folk in some parts, while also embracing some of the more hard-edge styles of some of her contemporaries too – echoes of soul in some of the rhythms, a bit of grit in the instrumentation – which really seems to fit well with her raspy vocal style! The mix is almost a folksy approach to Janis Joplin territory – kind of a surprise if you only know the sweeter side of the singer – and titles include "Soul Sister Annie", "Uptown Down", "Again", "Beautiful People", "For My Father", "Deep Down Low", "Take Me Home", "I'm Back In Town", and "Any Guy". Some cuts feature arrangements by the great John Cameron – who we suspect of bringing the groovier elements to the record! CD

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✨✧ Sopwith CamelSopwith Camel ... LP
Kama Sutra, 1967. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Great work by one of the most compelling groups in the Kama Sutra bubble gum stable! Sopwith Camel always seemed a bit headier than their contemporaries – part Spanky & Our Gang type pop, part long-haired hipster rock – handled with some introspective touches that almost feel like Leonard Cohen at times. This early album's hard to describe, but it's a lost pop gem – and one of those west coast late 60s sides that make you realize that there was a heck of a lot of great music that got lost in the shuffle of the summer of love! Titles include "Walk In The Park", "Postcard From Jamaica", "Cellophane Woman", "Maybe In A Dream", "Saga Of The Low Down Let Down", "Hello Hello", and "Frantic Desolation". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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StargardChanging Of The Gard (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Warner/Big Break (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $14.99
Funky dancefloor soul divas Stargard move to Warner for the irresistible Changing Of The Gard – with a change of the guard in the production booth, too – working here with Verdine White of Earth Wind & Fire, co-producing with Robert Wright! The change pays off musically for sure, with the trio balancing funk-steeped jams and more polished grooves as strongly as ever, really rivaling the best of their earlier work, without repeating themselves stylistically. Coming as it did at the tail end of the 70s, there's a mix of styles from disco to funky party jams, and just a couple of ballads – and song-for-song, the quality is top notch – with they're amazing vocals leading the way! Includes the killer single "Wear It Out", "Footstompin' Music", "Once In A Lifetime (Dream Come True)", "I Just Imagined You", "Put On My Rollerskates", "Low Down Dancing" and "Flashback". 3 bonus tracks on the BBR Classics edition: single, 12-inch and 12-inch instrumental mixes of "Wear It Out" and the single version of "Runnin' From The Law". CD

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Swamp DoggI'm Not Selling Out I'm Buying In ... CD
Takoma (UK), 1981. Used ... $8.99
A well-circulated early 80s effort by Jerry "Swamp Dogg" Williams – a set that has him making a joke on commerciality in music with the title, and which still stays pretty true to his roots overall! The album's not out to break any new ground in Dogg's career, but it does maintain a relatively strong sense of personality and politics – served up in a mode that's quite down home in style, but produced a bit more professionally than on some of his earlier records. Titles include "Sexy Sexy Sexy #3", "Total Destruction To Your Mind Once Again", "Swamping Solutions", "Wine Women & Rock N Roll", "Low Friends In High Places", and "The Love We Got Ain't Worth Two Dead Flies", sung as a duet with Esther Phillips! CD

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WarWhy Can't We Be Friends? ... LP
United Artists, 1975. Very Good ... $6.99
A huge moment for War – maybe the group's biggest album of the 70s, but a set that still has them holding onto everything that makes the great! Like Earth Wind & Fire at their best, War have this way of staying strong and righteous, while still able to hit a hook – jamming one minute, but finding sharp focus the next – and balancing it all out over the course of an album so that there's a sense of depth that really keeps on going once the familiar cuts draw you in. In this case, the familiar cuts are giants – the stunning Latin funk gem "Low Rider", which became an anthem for a generation, and the radio hit "Why Can't We Be Friends" – mixed with other nuggets like the jazzy "Don't No One Get You Down", the funky "Heartbeat", and the cuts "Lotus Blossom", "Smile Happy", "So", and "Leroy's Latin Lament". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Ted CursonPlays Fire Down Below ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1962. Used ... $8.99
A fierce early album from Ted Curson – one with a slight bit of a Latin touch, and all the fire that the title implies! Ted's working here with a quintet that include Gildo Mahones on piano, George Tucker on bass, Roy Haynes on drums, and Montego Joe on a few tracks on conga. The groove is more straight ahead and soulful than on some of Ted's more modernist work – but no less edgey, as you'd expect from his always-strong work on trumpet. Titles include "Fire Down Below", "The Very Young", "Only Forever", and "Baby Has Gone Bye Bye". CD

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Bob Downes Open MusicBlowin With Bass ... CD
Bob Downes Music (UK), 1975/1978/1981/2005. New Copy ... $14.99
Beautiful sounds from legendary UK reedman Bob Downes – tracks released in a relatively unassuming package, but with a vibe that makes the set one of Bob's most soulful, spiritual records ever! The title's a bit of a gimmick, but it works perfectly here – as Downes blows a variety of reeds in the company of four different bassists, each recorded at a different time – a lineup that includes Barry Guy, Paul Bridge, Andrew Cleyndert, and Marc Meggido – in performances recorded between 1975 and 2005, but presented here with a surprisingly unified feel. Downes sounds tremendous throughout – at that level that we've discovered on some of his self-released records like this, which arguably is even higher than his better-known 70s material – playing flutes, tenor, alto, soprano, and other instruments next to warm, round, open tones from each bassist. Titles include "Occidental Oriental", "Dawn Dreams", "Just A Minute", "Bluesing", "Coasting", "Cocowanna", "Starburst Galaxy", and "Dark Corners". CD

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Steve ElmerFire Down Below ... CD
2008. Used ... $1.99
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(Out of print.)

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Sonny StittGoin' Down Slow/So Doggone Good ... CD
Prestige, 1972/1973. Used ... $7.99
Late work by Sonny Stitt on Prestige – 2 albums with a really great feel! Going Down Slow has Sonny hitting a groove that's a bit more laidback than some of his funkier albums for Prestige, but one that's still pretty darn great overall! The sound is almost in a Stanley Turrentine mode at CTI – with fuller arrangements behind his saxophone solos, and a really easygoing groove throughout! There's a bit of strings in the backdrop, but these are often used somewhat lightly – and on the best numbers, Sonny's tone dominates and really directs the feel of the tune. Other players include Hank Jones on piano, Thad Jones on trumpet, and both Wally Richardson and Billy Butler on guitar – the latter of whom handles the solos. Titles include "Acid Funk Reprise" (aka "Moving Beauty"), plus "Miss Ann Lisa Sue & Sadie", "Where Is Love", "Living Without You", and "Goin Down Slow". So Doggone Good is a standout acoustic set from the great Sonny Stitt – recorded during an early 70s stretch when he was doing a fair bit of work with electric players! The format here is great – and even though the instrumentation hearkens back to the earlier years of Sonny's career, there's a sense of soulful flow here that definitely shows some lessons learned from the electric dates. Sonny's blowing alto and tenor with a lean, mean, confident tone – and the rest of the group features Hampton Haws on some very fluid acoustic piano, plus Reggie Johnson on bass and Lenny McBrowne on drums. Titles include "I Don't Know Yet", "Your Love Is So Doggone Good", "Back Door", "Orange Ashtray", "The More I See You", and "Speculation". CD
(Out of print. BMG Direct pressing.)

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Frank LoweDoctor Too-Much ... LP
Kharma, 1977. Near Mint- ... $59.99
Nice session from Frank Lowe, recorded with a quintet that includes Leo Smith and Olu Dara, plus Philip Wilson on drums and Fred Williams on bass. All tracks are originals – except for a version of Lester Bowie's "Crush" – and titles include "Structuralism", "Future Memories", and "Parts". Nice stuff, and in keeping with the tradition laid down on Lowe's early ESP recordings. LP, Vinyl record album
(In great shape!)

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✨✧ AnimalsAnimalism ... LP
MGM, 1966. Very Good ... $11.99
Pure burning soul from The Animals – a nicely stripped-down set that revels in older R&B styles – cooked up with a version of the group that features Dave Rowberry on Hammond and lots of screaming vocals from Eric B! The original Animals vibe is opened up a bit more with some heavier sounds that reflect the change of moves at the time – but overall, the tracks are mostly shortish and respectful to the roots that inspired the group – in a way that helps bring together music from a range of different sources. Titles include versions of Fred Neil's "Other Side Of Life", Zappa's "All Night Long", Sam Cooke's "Shake", Donovan's "Hey Gyp", and Ray Charles' "Hit The Road Jack" – plus "Smoke Stack Lightning", "Rock Me Baby", "Outcast", "Louisiana Blues", and "Going Down Slow". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Canned HeatCanned Heat (Italian pressing) ... LP
Liberty, 1967. Very Good+ ... $39.99
Canned Heat's debut LP. Eleven tracks, including "Dust My Broom", "Catfish Blues", "Rollin' And Tumblin'", "Goin' Down Slow", and "Evil Is Going On". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover & vinyl have a triangle cutout.)

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Ray CharlesCrying Time ... LP
ABC, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Titles include "Crying Time", "Tears", "Going Down Slow", "Peace Of Mind", "Drifting Blues", and "You've Got A Problem". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing.)

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Fantastic FourGot To Have Your Love/BYOF (Bring Your Own Funk) ... CD
Westbound (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
A pair of albums from this overlooked Detroit soul group – back to back on a single CD! On Got To Have Your Love, Fantastic Four are a hell of a harmony group – and one who still hold strong through this second chapter of their career – by avoiding any of the cheaper cliches of some of the groups of the disco generation! Instead, the album focuses on their vocals first, and any sort of grooves second – which makes for some wonderful mellower cuts that really follow the spirit of some of the hippest 70s group soul from Chicago or the east coast – followed by a few upbeat tracks that get handling by Tom Moulton at Sigma Sound in Philly! The balance is great – almost more like some of the best group sides from a few years before, especially Blue Magic – and the ballads really take center stage, and blow us away with the group's deeper currents of soul. Titles include "Mixed Up Moods & Attitudes", "There's Fire Down Below", "I Got To Have Your Love", "She'll Be Right For Me", "Cash Money", and "Disco Pool Blues". On BYOF, the Fantastic Four definitely bring their own funk – thanks to tight help from arranger Dennis Coffey, who also produced the set with a heavy groove that's like his own work of the time! The basslines are stronger than before for the FF – but their harmonies are very firmly intact – and, if anything, the blend of funk and great vocals really makes the album a charmer right from the get-go – especially as they aim more for midtempo steppers than too-upbeat disco tunes that might have them losing some of their charm. The overall vibe is maybe more 1974 than 1978 – and titles include "I Just Want To Love Ya Baby", "BYOF", "Cold & Windy Night", "Sexy Lady", "Shout", "Super Lover", and "Realize". CD

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Howlin WolfHowlin Wolf/Moanin In The Moonlight – Two In One ... CD
Chess, 1959. New Copy ... $4.99 11.98
2 blues classics from the great Howlin Wolf – back to back on a single CD! First up is the self-titled Howlin Wolf – a record that has Wolf tightening it up a bit from his earliest years at Chess, and moving into a groove that would forever make him one of the key artists to record for the label! The raspy, rootsy feel of earlier years is still in place – but the recording quality's a bit better, and the tunes have a more unified feel – thanks partly to some classic compositions from Willie Dixon, whose work makes up a very big part of the album! Tunes were recorded between the years 1959 to 1962, and brought together for the record – and titles include "Shake For Me", "Spoonful", "Going Down Slow", "Down In The Bottom", "Wang Dang Doodle", "Red Rooster", and "Tell Me". On Moanin In The Moonlight, a set filled with raspy vocals, Wolf sings in a way that definitely lives up to his nickname! The sound here is spare and stripped down, with very little accompaniment – usually just a bit of guitar, piano, bass, and drums – and sometimes not even all that much! Wolf's vocals are wonderful throughout – archetypal, but not nearly as cliched as some of his contemporaries came to sound – with a timeless feel that really holds up throughout. Titles include "Smokestack Lightnin", "No Place To Go", "All Night Boogie", "Evil", "I Asked For Water", "Forty Four", and "Somebody In My Home". CD

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BB KingThrill Is Gone (10 inch EP) ... LP
ABC/Interscope, 1966/1970/1978. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $9.99
A very cool limited edition set from BB King – including two tracks that appear on vinyl for the first time ever! The leadoff cut is the seminal "The Thrill Is Gone", with great charts from Bert DeCoteaux – followed by the single version of "You're Mean", plus "The Thrill Is Gone (live at the BBC)" from 1978, and "Goin Down Slow (live in Chicago)" from 1966! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Thrill Is Gone (10 inch EP) (2015 Black Friday Release) ... LP 13.99

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BB KingThrill Is Gone (10 inch EP) (2015 Black Friday Release) ... LP
ABC/Interscope, 1966/1970/1978. New Copy (pic cover)... $13.99
A very cool limited edition set from BB King – including two tracks that appear on vinyl for the first time ever! The leadoff cut is the seminal "The Thrill Is Gone", with great charts from Bert DeCoteaux – followed by the single version of "You're Mean", plus "The Thrill Is Gone (live at the BBC)" from 1978, and "Goin Down Slow (live in Chicago)" from 1966! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Thrill Is Gone (10 inch EP) ... LP 9.99

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Little FeatLast Record Album ... LP
Warner, 1975. Very Good ... $3.99
Of course, this is not the last record album – it's not even the last album by Little Feat – but it's a damn good one! The Last Record Album isn't restless as the previous few albums, with kind of a laidback groove, overall – and we actually really dig Little Feat in a mellow mood! Includes "Romance Dance", "Long Distance Love", "Down Below The Borderline", "Mercenary Territory", "Don't Bogart That Joint", Somebody's Leavin" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Johnny OsbourneReggae Legends (Fally Lover/Never Stop Fighting/Nightfall/Water Pumping) (4CD set) ... CD
Greensleeves (UK), 1980/1981/1982/1983. New Copy 4CD ... $22.99
A great collection of early 80s albums by Johnny Osborne – Fally Lover, Never Stop Fighting, Nightfall and Water Pumping – in one great 4CD box set from Greensleeves! Fally Lover is one of the best of the bunch, with deep backing by the Roots Radics. Titles include "Fally Lover", "Mushroom", "Come Back Darling" and more. Never Stop Fighting might be just as great, again with Henry Junjo Lawes production and Roots Radics in the cuts. Includes "Never Stop Fighting", "In Your Eyes", "Baccara", "Words Of The Ghetto" and more. Nightfall was produced by Linval Thompson and includes "Reach The Top", "Gir Of My Complexion", "Little Lover" and more. Water Pumping was produced by Prince Jammy at Channel One and features the High Times Band. Includes "Water Pumping", "Fire Down Below", "Angel In My Arms" and more. CD
(Each CD comes in a slim, LP style sleeve.)

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Paulette ReavesSecret Lover ... CD
Blue Candle/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $23.99
A fantastic album from deep soul singer Paulette Reeves – one of the most unique talents of her generation, and an artist who's never fully gotten her due! Paulette's got a southern soul range in her vocals, and works here with Miami TK arrangements from Clarence Reid – but she also has these more sophisticated modern soul currents in her music – at a level that makes us think of her more along the lines of singers like Jean Carn or Phyllis Hyman! The set's quite different than some of the other TK Records material of the time – and was quite possibly overlooked at the time, due to its release within their disco-heavy catalog – whereas Reeves is a singer who really would have gotten strong attention on a label like Philadelphia International. The whole thing's great – and the album includes her classic midtempo number "Let Me Wrap You In My Love", plus other nice ones – like "Secret Lover", "There's Fire Down Below", and "If You Don't See Me Again". CD

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✨✧ Johnny WinterByrds Can't Row Boats – The Unreleased Masters Collection 1965 to 1968 ... CD
Cicadelic, Late 60s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $22.99 27.99
A surprisingly great collection of early work from Johnny Winter – singles and studio tracks from the few years before he burst on the scene with Columbia Records at the end of the 60s – served up in a range of styles that include psych and folk rock, in addition to Winter's more familiar bluesy sounds! The collection features 36 tracks, all sourced from the original tapes – and presented at a level that's much better than any other previous attempt to look at Johnny's early years – with 21 titles that appear here for the first time ever! There's almost more of an LA early 60s vibe to the music than you'd expect – hence the play on The Byrds in the title – and the psychedelic numbers are perhaps some of the most revelatory here. Titles include "The World Turns All Around Her", "Easy Lovin Girl", "Parchman Farm", "Pneumonia Blues", "Sloppy Drunk", "Comin Up Fast", "Livin In The Blues", "Birds Can't Row Boats", "Goin Down Slow", "Don't Drink Whiskey", "32 20 Blues", "Bad News", "Ballad Of Bertha Glutz", and "Hook You". CD

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✨✧ VariousFirst Time I Met The Blues – Essential Chess Masters ... CD
Chess/Universal (UK), 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $9.99
A killer collection of early blues material from the legendary Chess Records – 40 tracks all hand-picked by UK rocker Wilko Johnson – but material that stands more than strongly enough on its own, thanks to the heady power of the Chicago scene during its classic years! The package focuses on some of the key talents in the Chess roster at the time – with a few soul currents here and there, but mostly a raw electric blues approach overall – on titles that are both familiar classics and some lesser-known gems. Titles include "Goin Down Slow", "Back Door Man", "Spoonful", and "Howlin For My Darlin" by Howlin Wolf; "I Can't Be Satisfied", "Mannish Boy", "The Same Thing", and "Just Make Love To Me" by Muddy Waters; "Juke" and "My Babe" by Little Walter; "Mona", "Who Do You Love", and "Pretty Thing" by Bo Diddley; "Bring It On Home" and "Checkin Up On My Baby" by Sonny Boy Williamson; "No Particular Place To Go" and "Memphis Tennessee" by Chuck Berry; "So Many Roads So Many Trains" by Otis Russ; "First Time I Met The Blues" by Buddy Guy; "Soulful Dress" and "Slip In Mules" by Sugar Pie DeSanto; and "High Heel Sneakers" and "I Don't Want Cha" by Tommy Tucker. CD

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Alma Afrobeat EnsembleIt's Time (with download) ... LP
Slow Walk (Spain), 2016. New Copy ... $18.99
Nice one from Barcelona's Alma Afrobeat Ensemble – with some righteous, timeless original tunes by the group – plus some stylistic boundary-busting collaborations with remix producers! The straighter Afrobeat numbers are pretty great – inspired by the legends of the style, blending western soul, funk and jazz with African rhythms and percussion – providing a danceable foundation for some pretty righteous lyrics – sung largely in English by Lagos-born vocalist Joe Psalmist. The remixes are fresh cuts, too, as opposed to re-workings of same album's other tracks – and they really bring in some diverse dancefloor style, too. Titles include "It's Time", "Live And Let's Live", "Shakedown", "Lost", "Siempre Prente (DJ Farmer Fiesta Remix)" and "Room Enough" featuring Ray Lugo (Terrifcos Remix) LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl version includes a download code for a digital version of the album plus additional remixes.)
Also available
It's Time ... CD 13.99
It's Time ... CD 9.99

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BongolianMoog Maximus (180 gram pressing with download) ... LP
Blow Up (UK), 2016. New Copy ... $23.99 24.98
All hail Moog Maximus – that mighty instrument that first got going back in the 60s, handled here by Nasser Bouzida, aka Bongolian – in a mad mix of funky instrumentals! The moog's not the only thing going on here, as Bongolian brings in lots of other groovy elements too – a bit of Latin, a bit of swinging soundtrack culture, and lots of other wonderful elements, of the sort we've always loved in Bongolian's music – kind of a future funky, retro-turning mode – but never with some of the overdone cliches you'd hear from other artists. Bongolian was doing this kind of groove way before most, and still does it better than the rest – and titles include "Googa Mama", "Vacation In Westworld", "Ritmo Do Rio", "B-Boy Toga Party", and "Aries & Scorpio". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Moog Maximus ... CD 14.99

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Ikebe ShakedownIkebe Shakedown (plus download) ... LP
Ubiquity, 2011. New Copy ... $13.99
The much anticipated full length debut of Brooklyn Afro Funk and psych soul-influenced combo Ikebe Shakedown – following up their tight, promising EP on the Colemine label with an excellent self-titled set on Ubiquity! One of our favorite things about Ikebe Shakedown's style is the way they blend signature elements of classic Afro Funk and soul with more broadly influenced grooves. Heavy horns and pummeling drums, vamping guitar licks and elastic basslines are prominent and funky – but they work with more measured and spaced out material, too. It's roomy enough to let the individual musicianship shine, and the production is really great. Includes ""Tujumba", "Kumasi Walk", "No Name Bar", "Tame The Beats", "Don't Contradict", "Refuge", "In Circles", "Asa-Sa", "The Hold Up", "The Viking" and "Five Points". 10 tracks on the vinyl. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a code for full MP3 download.)
 
 
 



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