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Al HibblerAfter The Lights Go Down Low ... LP
Atlantic, 1950/1951/1956. Very Good ... $4.99
One of the greatest albums ever from the mighty Al Hibbler – a record that's filled with subtle power and deeper soul – and which really has Al working at the height of his vocal talents! Although Hibbler recorded often before this in the 50s, this session seems to have a specially magic feel – the kind of album in which all elements gel together perfectly – almost to Al's career what Two Steps From The Blues was to Bobby Bland. And like that other classic, there's a mix here of jazz and blues that's really unique – instantly timeless, and still quite powerful today. Titles include "Tell Me", "Travelin Light", "Dedicated To You", "You Will Be Mine", "Song Of The Wanderer", "If I Knew You Were There", and "The Blues Came Falling Down". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Long Playing Unbreakable logo label pressing with deep groove.)
 
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✨✧ Joe Albany & OthersLow Down (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Cinewax, 2015. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful document of the late, great pianist Joe Albany – music put together in support of the film Low Down, and packaged here in a really lovely format! The movie is a poetic look at Albany – an important west coast player from the bop years onward, but one who never reached his full potential, due to a lifetime of heroin use. Yet during his career, he certainly touched plenty of hearts and ears – with recordings that begin in the 78rpm generation, and stretch right up to his final years – almost every one a masterpiece of melancholic piano, with these blue undercurrents that often make Joe's music very distinct. Both the film and this set get at that quality, and intersperse original performances by Albany with a few tracks by contemporaries – like Coleman Hawkins and Max Roach – as well as a few musical bits by Ohad Taylor, who scored parts of the film in a very sympathetic manner. Titles include "Angel Eyes", "Lush Life", "Everybody Knew But Me", "Lotus Blossom", "Barbados", and "AB Blues" by Joe Albany – plus "AJ Blues" and "Daahoud" by Ohad Taylor, "Deeds Not Words" by Max Roach, and "Think Deep" by Coleman Hawkins. LP, Vinyl record album

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Kool G RapRoots Of Evil ... CD
Illstreet/Down Low, 1998. Used ... $6.99
Ttiles include "Foul Cats", "Mafioso", "Da Bosses Lady", "Thugs Anthem", "Daddy Figure", "Cannon Fire", "Can't Stop The Shine", "Thugs Love Story", "Mobsta's", "At Da Wake", "Let The Games Begin", and "Hitman's Diary". CD
(Out of print. Booklet and tray card have light waviness.)
 
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✨✧ Wynton MarsalisLevee Low Moan – Soul Gestures In Southern Blue Vol 3 ... CD
Columbia, 1991. Used ... $1.99
The last chapter in Wynton Marsalis' Soul Gestures trilogy of the early 90s – and like the others, it's a set with its own sort of sound and feeling – another illustration of the many talents of Marsalis at the time! Despite the "levee" reference in the title, the work's hardly the down-home effort you might expect – and instead, the tracks are long, freewheeling numbers played with a bit more soul than some of Wynton's earlier work, yet still a relatively modern sensibility overall. Nobody lets their hair down too much here, but the album's also nicely free of the sort of cliches you might expect from the project – none of the fake Crescent City modes that might hurt the date. Players include Marcus Roberts on piano, Wes Anderson on alto, Todd Williams on tenor and soprano, Reginald Veal on bas, and Herlin Riley on drums. Titles include "Jig's Jig", "Levee Low Moan", "In The House Of Williams", and "Superb Starling". CD
(Out of print original pressing. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Lowell FulsonHung Down Head ... LP
Chess, 1950s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label promo.)

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✨✧ George BensonBlue Benson ... LP
Verve/Polydor, 1968/1976. Very Good ... $2.99
A sweet 70s collection of late 60s work from George Benson – tracks recorded in 1968 for Verve, originally from the albums Giblet Gravy and Goodies! The set list here really does a great job of picking out the best numbers – the kind of clean, lean tunes that were pushing Benson from his soul jazz roots towards a much bigger audience – yet still without any of the commerciality of later years to come. Players on the tracks include Herbie Hancock on piano, Billy Cobham on drums, Ron Carter on bass, and Johnny Pacheco on percussion – and arrangements are by Horace Ott and Tom McIntosh. Titles include "Billie's Bounce", "Low Down & Dirty", "Thunder Walk", "Doobie Doobie Blues", "What's New", and "I Remember Wes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some marker in one corner.)

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BreakoutKarate ... LP
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
A smoking little album from this hip Polish combo of the early 70s – a group that may well boast some of the best rootsy guitar work on the Eastern side of the Iron Curtain at the time! Breakout take plenty of lessons from American blues – and from the then-contemporary generation who were digging their influences – and used those roots to help deliver a wickedly heavy brew – part hard rock, part bluesy inflections – with some well-crafted guitar lines stepping right out front in the mix, and rumbling way down low to groove the album up from the bottom. Titles include "Noca Puka Ktos", "Takie Moje Miasto Jest", "Daje Ci Prog", "Jest Gdzies Taki Dom", and "Karate" – a great long jammer! LP, Vinyl record album

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Big Bill BroonzyBlues (Scepter) ... LP
Scepter, 1952. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
Rough and raw work from Big Bill Broonzy – well-done sides that feature Bill on vocals and acoustic guitar, recorded in Paris in the early 50s, and issued here in a US package on the Scepter label! There's a pretty earthy feel to most of the tracks – a real "crossroads" feel that possibly has more to say about postwar European perceptions of the blues than the actual sound of the American scene at the time – but from the perspective of over 50 years later, there's a definite classic feel to the record that really stands the test of time. Titles include "Hey Bud Blues", "Coal Black Curly Hair", "Low Down Blues", "Louise Louise Blues", "Letter To My Baby", and "John Henry". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Benny Carter with Ben Webster & Barney BigardBenny, Ben, & Barney – BBB & Co ... CD
Swingville/Prestige/OJC, 1962. Used ... $8.99
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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Bobby HackettHackett Horn (Encore Series) ... LP
Epic, Late 30s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $4.99
The Hackett Horn gets a great spotlight here – in a classic mid 50s LP that pulls together earlier 78s recorded by Bobby at the end of the 30s! Modes are mostly traditional, but Hackett's cornet work really shines throughout – bursting out of mid-sized groups that are often driven by a fair bit of rhythm on guitar from Eddie Condon, and which feature other horn work on saxes, trombone, and trumpet. LP features 16 tracks in all, titles include "At The Jazz Band Ball", "Sunrise Serenade", "Ja-Da", "Embraceable You", "That's How Dreams Should End", "Jammin The Waltz", "Clementine", and "Doin The New Low Down". LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 60s pressing.)

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✨✧ Coleman HawkinsDesafinado ... LP
Impulse, 1964. Very Good- Gatefold ... $16.99
The Hawk, in prime late form, lays down some beautiful tenor solos over gentle bossa nova accompaniment – working in a mode that's much more satisfying than just a "classic player meets bossa" session, angularly crafting the solos with that dark edge that he had in all of his later work. The groove's similar to a Stan Getz bossa outing, with light acoustic guitar backing him up, but Hawkins' playing is very deep and soulful, and the groove gets very low. With the great cuts "Samba Para Bean" and "Stumpy Bossa Nova". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label mono pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has a split top seam, ring & edge wear, extensive notes inside the gatefold, and some smudges on back.)

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Judy HenskeJudy Henske ... LP
Elektra, Early 60s. Very Good ... $8.99
The first album from Judy Henske – an enigmatic 60s figure with a style that lie somewhere between jazz, blues, and folk! Given the mix, Henske was a perfect fit for the early sound of Elektra Records – who give her plenty of freedom here to really do her thing – not just singing, but also speaking in between songs, as part of the live setting of the record – with an approach that really hints at the pre-hippie qualities of her scene! Some of the dialogue is quite frank, very down to earth – and provides a wonderful contrast to the tighter, sharper approach of her vocals – especially when they're set up with jazzy backings from Onzy Matthews. Other tunes features a smaller group – with John Forsha on guitar, Jimmy Bond on bass, and John Ewing on trombone – on titles that include "Hooka Tooka", "Ballad Of Little Romy", "Low Down Alligator", "Salvation Army Song", "Love Henry", and "Lilly Langtree". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has a cutout hole, some wear, and aging.)

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Judy HenskeJudy Henske – The Elektra Albums (Judy Henske/High Flying Bird) ... CD
Elektra/Ace (UK), 1963/1964. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
A great two-fer – a pair of albums from the very cool Judy Henske – back to back on a single CD! First up is the self-titled Elektra debut from Judy Henske – an enigmatic 60s figure with a style that lie somewhere between jazz, blues, and folk! Given the mix, Henske was a perfect fit for the early sound of Elektra Records – who give her plenty of freedom here to really do her thing – not just singing, but also speaking in between songs, as part of the live setting of the record – with an approach that really hints at the pre-hippie qualities of her scene! Some of the dialogue is quite frank, very down to earth – and provides a wonderful contrast to the tighter, sharper approach of her vocals – especially when they're set up with jazzy backings from Onzy Matthews. Other tunes features a smaller group – with John Forsha on guitar, Jimmy Bond on bass, and John Ewing on trombone – on titles that include "Hooka Tooka", "Ballad Of Little Romy", "Low Down Alligator", "Salvation Army Song", "Love Henry", and "Lilly Langtree". High Flying Bird features ultra-cool work from Judy Henske – a singer who's not quite folk, not quite jazz, and whose groundbreaking style here provides a strong platform for styles and generations to come! At this point, Judy's almost in territory that's like the Jim Kweskin/Maria Muldaur side of the universe – a very conscious blend of roots and blues, jazz and folk – but with a style that's even hipper than that other pair, and this edge that shows that Judy, at least, is really ready for the flower power generation to happen – and is trying to do her best here with using an earlier aesthetic to get things going. Backing is by a small group with Jack Marshall on guitar and John Forsha on twelve-string guitar – on titles that include "Charlotte Town", "Buckeye Jim", "High Flying Bird", "Columbus Stockade", "Baltimore Oriole", "Lonely Train", and "God Bless The Child". CD

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Billie HolidayGod Bless The Child ... LP
Columbia, Late 30s/Early 40s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
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 light wear.)

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Carlo SavinaNude Si Muore ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1968. New Copy ... $18.99
One of the more obscure soundtracks from Italian maestro Carlo Savina – penned for a late 60s horror thriller in a very compelling mix of modes! There's definitely some of the darker sounds here you'd expect, but the score also has some very surprising light melodies that come as a stark surprise – very playful, jazzy themes – which then are completely offset by the slower-moving, deeply tense moments! The darker tunes are very compelling from a sonic perspective – often using familiar instrumentation, but at the low end of the spectrum – and sometimes moving a bit slowly, too almost as if the jazzier tunes were slowed down a great deal to set the mood for the darker moments. CD features 19 tracks in all – including both a vocal and instrumental version of the catchy theme "Nightmare"! CD

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Judee SillHeart Food (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Asylum/Warner (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... About May 25, 2018
An enchantingly warm yet mysterious set composed, arranged, conducted and sung by Judee Sill – the second of her 2 rare bits of folk rock gems Asylum in the early 70s – with a richer, country folk sound that's rife with Judee's soaring vocals and eerily spiritual tunes! The tunes meld some fairly grand orchestrations by an army of musicians – including greats such as keys man Spooner Oldham and session wizard Emil Richards – into a strangely intimately overall sound. There's lots of pedal steer and a loping rural folk vibe with judee's hugely influential solo vocals at the head of the table. One of those should-be-classics by a tragic figure who is justly getting her due decades later! Comes in a great little cardboard gatefold CD sleeve with a nice booklet of liner notes. Tracks include "There's A Rugged Road", "The Kiss", "The Pearl", "Down Where The Valleys Are Low", "The Vigilante", Soldiers Of The Heart", "The Phoenix", "When The Bridegroom Comes" and "The Donor". CD

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Joanie SommersLet's Talk About Love ... LP
Warner, 1962. Very Good ... $7.99
A very powerful little session from Joanie Sommers – and like most of her work from the time, one that's done in a great blend of jazz and mainstream pop! Orchestrations are by Tommy Oliver, and there's plenty of dynamic horn passages to keep things interesting – even on the mellower numbers, which are often some of the best in the set – and feature Joanie's sweeter vocals amidst a darker bank of trombones that dip and turn gently. The more upbeat numbers often feature some nice percussion touches to get the groove going – and titles include "Till There Was You", "Make The Man Love You", "Spring Is Here", "Let's Talk About Love", "After The Lights Go Down Low", "Namely You", "Kiss & Run", and "I'll Never Stop Loving You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has split seams.)

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✨✧ StylisticsOnce Upon A Jukebox ... LP
H&L, 1976. Very Good+ ... $3.99
The Stylistics pay homage to some of the great vocal classics that came before them – in this set of smooth harmony soul arranged and conducted by Horace Ott. The band's vocals are still top-shelf at this point, even though the overall concept lacks some of the sublime quality of the earlier records with Thom Bell. Titles include "The Great Pretender", "Send For Me", "My Funny Valentine", "Only You", and "After The Lights Go Down Low". LP, Vinyl record album

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WarWhy Can't We Be Friends? ... LP
United Artists, 1975. Very Good+ ... $14.99
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
(Cover has light wear & initials in marker.)

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VariousBlack Cat Trail ... CD
Mamlish, Late 40s. New Copy ... $11.99 13.99
A great collection of postwar blues – material that springs forth from a wealth of rare 78rpm recordings – and which includes a number of tracks that you may never hear otherwise! The set looks at the sort of records that were pivotal in pushing blues forward in the years after the war – some with changed-up instrumentation, most with new sorts of phrasings that sometimes brought in a jazz level of sophistication, while still keeping things at a rootsy core. Titles include "Murmur Low" by Big Boy Spires, "Vacation Blues" by Johnny Howard, "Bad Woman Blues" by Slim Pickins, "Crying Won't Help You" by Robert Nighthawk, "Walking Down Hill" by Otis Hinton, "Boogie Twist" by Snooky Pryor, "TP Railer" by Black Diamond, "Western Union Man" by Chicago Sunny Boy, and "Black Cat Trail" by Country Paul. CD
Also available Black Cat Trail ... LP 15.99

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VariousBlack Cat Trail ... LP
Mamlish, Late 40s. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99
A great collection of postwar blues – material that springs forth from a wealth of rare 78rpm recordings – and which includes a number of tracks that you may never hear otherwise! The set looks at the sort of records that were pivotal in pushing blues forward in the years after the war – some with changed-up instrumentation, most with new sorts of phrasings that sometimes brought in a jazz level of sophistication, while still keeping things at a rootsy core. Titles include "Murmur Low" by Big Boy Spires, "Vacation Blues" by Johnny Howard, "Bad Woman Blues" by Slim Pickins, "Crying Won't Help You" by Robert Nighthawk, "Walking Down Hill" by Otis Hinton, "Boogie Twist" by Snooky Pryor, "TP Railer" by Black Diamond, "Western Union Man" by Chicago Sunny Boy, and "Black Cat Trail" by Country Paul. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Black Cat Trail ... CD 11.99

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VariousIt's A Groovy Thing Vol 1 – The Amazing Jazz Funk Organ Sound ... CD
Irma (Italy), 2000s. New Copy ... $16.99
Fantastic sounds from the Italian scene – work from the ultra-rich catalog of Irma Records, pulled from a time when the label was one of the hippest things going in the world of funky jazz! Back in the mid 90s, Irma switched from a house-focused imprint to step back into the world of the 60s and 70s – and was the first imprint to really show us how much untapped talent there was on the Italian scene of the time – the kind of music that would later gain global fame in the hands of Nicola Conte and Schema Records, but which here is much more stripped-down, and at a funky jazz core. As you can guess by the title, the set is heavy on Hammond – plus other sweet keys too – and titles include "Focus On Sight" and "Electric Boogaloo" by Modulo 5, "Bullit" and "Lo Bianco Theme" by Sam Paglia, "Summertime and "Need Your Funk" by Soul Jazz Unit, "Ass Enchilada" and "Move On Up" by Hammond Express, "The Amplifier" by Low Fidelity Jet Set Orchestra, "Lady" by Gazzara, "The Howel" by Capiozzo & Mecco, and "Another B" by Montefiori Cocktail. CD

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VariousL'Anthologie Caveau De La Huchette 1965 to 2017 (3CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 60s/1970s/1980s/1990s/2000s/2010s. New Copy 3CD ... $18.99 29.99
A tribute to a legendary Parisian jazz club that's been making music from the late 40s onward – a venue that supposedly inspired the famous Cavern of Beatles/Liverpool fame – and one that's still going strong well into the 21st Century! The collection features the kind of jazz that's played often at Caveau De La Huchette – tracks recorded from the mid 60s onward, as you'd guess from the title – but done in styles that are much earlier overall – small combo swing, mid century jazz, boogie woogie, and even some bluesier modes – all brought together in the strong Fremeaux mode, with a huge amount of tracks on 3CDs, and detailed notes as well. The package features 53 tracks in all – and titles include "Hello Dolly" by Nancy Holloway, "Indiana" by Wild Bill Davis and Kenny Clarke, "Cette Sacre Tele" by Mac Kac and Dany Doriz, "Magic Swing" by Steamboat Band, "You Rascal You"b y Maurey Richards and Sweet Screamin Jones, "Dans Les Rues D'Antibes" by Manu Dibango, "Un Scotch Un Bourbon Un Biere" by Zanini, "Memories Of You" by Bob Wilber and Georges Arvanitas, "Shake Rattle & Roll" by Memphis Slim and Michel Denis, "It's A Low Down Dirty Shame" by Drew Davies, and "Shut Up" by Philippe Petite and Friends. CD
 
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Bob Downes Open MusicBlowin With Bass ... CD
Bob Downes Music (UK), 1975/1978/1981/2005. New Copy ... $9.99
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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St Louis JimmyGoin Down Slow ... LP
Prestige/Bluesville, Early 60s. Very Good ... $74.99
One of the most obscure blues sessions ever recorded by Prestige – a rootsy date that features the vocals of James "St Louis Jimmy" Oden – plus backing on guitar, piano, bass, and drums! Like most Bluesville dates, this one's going for a very vintage sound – one that hearkens back to an older blues era than the time of recording – shaking off some of the more modern conventions of the Chicago scene. Oden's got a really laidback way of singing – one that's almost conversational at times – and titles include "Poor Boy", "Nothin But The Blues", "Mother's Day", "Dog House Blues", "Some Sweet Day", "Monkey Faced Woman", and "Goin Down Slow". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original deep groove pressing! Vinyl has some oxidation on side two, which causes some light surface noise – but other than that, the record's in beautiful shape! Cover has just a bit of light wear, and a small bit of tape in one corner.)

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✨✧ Bob DownesBlast From The Past ... CD
Bob Downes Music (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... $11.99
British reedman Bob Downes at his most progressive – working here in a very hip trio that includes Denis Smith on drums and a young Barry Guy on bass! The tracks are all unreleased, and were recorded at various locations in the 70s – and will stand strongly as proof that Bob was one of the most creative British musicians of his generation – even if he sometimes gets wrongly lumped with the jazz rock crowd! That's definitely not the style here – as Downes blows flutes and saxes with this openly flowing, very spiritual quality – on spacious tracks that include "On The Wing", "Shadow Of Shadow", "Apparition", "Chain Reaction", and "Journey With The Blues". CD

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Tina CharlesHeart N Soul ... LP
Columbia, 1977. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Sweet pop disco from Tina – recorded in London with backing by the Biddu Orchestra, and a sparkling mid 70s sound that somehow has only gotten more appealing over the years! Think of the roots of this stuff stretching back to the late 60s pop of Sandie Shaw and Cilla Black, fused with a smoother 70s AOR sound, given a nice bit of a disco kick. Titles include "Fire Down Below", "I'll Go Where Your Music Takes Me", "I Gotta Dance With You", "Fallin In Love With Summertime", "Go", "Ain't Gonna Hide My Love", and "I'll Be Your Light". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some marker on front.)

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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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Aretha FranklinAretha Arrives (180 gram pressing – mono) ... LP
Atlantic/Rhino, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Aretha Arrives in great style – and a mixture between her earlier vocal jazz years at Columbia, and her later southern soul sides of the 60s! Arif Mardin is already arranging Aretha's work at this point, and the backing group includes southern soul studio giants like Spooner Oldham, Tommy Cogbill, and Roger Hawkins – but there's also a number of tracks that have mellow strings and horns by Ralph Burns, very much in the lush style of Burns' work for other vocalists – and a bit different than some of Franklin's other Atlantic work. The Sweet Inspirations back up Aretha on "Ain't Nobody (Gonna Turn Me Around)", and a few other tracks feature backings by sisters Erma and Carolyn – who are always a welcome addition! Titles include "Prove It", "Never Let Me Go", "I Wonder", "Going Down Slow", and "Night Life". LP, Vinyl record album
(50th Anniversary pressing – mono version on 180 gram vinyl!)

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Henry ManciniThief Who Came To Dinner ... LP
Warner, 1973. Sealed ... $19.99
A keyboard classic from Henry Mancini – and one of his greatest soundtracks ever! The album's far far different than most of Mancini's other work – a stripped-down, slow-funk batch of tracks that mix together keyboards and organ, riffing out over rhythm and strings, in a mode that would make Quincy Jones weep! The main theme is a stunner – and it rolls out again and again in different versions with a nice moogy bit behind it, sounding almost like an Italian soundtrack tune – but with a lot more spacey soul! The rest of the soundtrack follows suit – sliding forward in a brilliantly slinky way – all without any common cliches of the time, and an amazingly balanced groove. Titles include "Tail Gate", "Jackie's Theme", "Dog Eat Dog", "Theme From Thief Who Came To Dinner", "Getaway", and "First Job". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original pressing!)

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Alan PriceTwice The Price – The Decca Recordings (Price To Pay/Price On His Head/singles) (3CD set) ... CD
Decca/Edsel (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 3CD ... $18.99
Fantastic sounds from Alan Price – a singer who first got his start in The Animals, but quickly burst forth as a solo act on his own – working in an equally great mix of jazz, blues, and soul! Price is a hell of a talent – and one that was never as strongly recognized on our shores – and like his contemporary Georgie Fame, he also is a crack pianist and organ player – both instruments he uses strongly to accompany the gritty grooves on this set. And in fact, if you like Georgie Fame's 60s recordings, you'll find a lot here to love too – no surprise that the two artists later teamed up together – and the package features both of Alan's albums for Decca, plus a whopping 19 more singles that may well represent the best of the bunch – all tracks that didn't appear on the albums. 44 tracks in all – with titles that include "Love Story", "Tappy Tortoise", "Never Be Sick On A Sunday", "Any Day Now", "Tickle Me", "Who Cares", "The Time Has Come", "The Trimdon Grange Explosion", "Come & Dance With Me", "So Long Dad", "Don't Do That Again", "The House That Jack Built", "Goin Down Slow", and "Move On Drifter". CD

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Lyman Woodard OrganizationDon't Stop The Groove (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Lyman/Uuquipleu, 1979. New Copy ... $9.99
A killer little set from funky organist Lyman Woodard – an old bandmate of Dennis Coffey, and one of the standout stalwarts of the 70s Detroit jazz funk scene! The set features Lyman working in a live setting – grooving out over some mighty long tracks that blend jazz and soul together, in a style that's a bit like some of the best work on the Groove Merchant label from the mid 70s. Lyman himself plays organ on the set, and the group's a largeish one with some ensemble vocals on a few cuts, but a mostly instrumental sound overall. And if you're worried about the later date of the set, don't be – as Lyman cuts a nice lean groove into the whole set – coming up with a soulful sound that's expanded more than a smaller combo record, yet which also isn't too slick or overproduced! Marcus Belgrave plays trumpet on one track, and titles include "Don't Stop The Groove", "Theme In Search Of A Sports Spectacular", "Down Lowe", and "Djarum". CD features the previously unissued bonus tracks "Ron's Song" and "Kimba". CD

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✨✧ Ray CharlesCrying Time ... LP
ABC, Mid 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Titles include "Crying Time", "Tears", "Going Down Slow", "Peace Of Mind", "Drifting Blues", and "You've Got A Problem". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has some.)

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✨✧ Howlin Wolf, Muddy Waters, & Bo DiddleySuper Super Blues Band (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Checker/Jackpot, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A group that definitely lives up to its name – given that the lineup features the Chess Records stalwarts Bo Diddley, Howlin Wolf, and Muddy Waters! The set's maybe a bit more in the mode of Wolf or Waters than some of Bo's own records – although there's a bit of that riffing spark of his at times – and the tracks are often nice and long, with more than enough room to make you feel like Phil Chess gave these guys plenty of space in the studio to hang out, and find the right way to interact. As much as we love Chess albums with short songs and a soulful punch, we really appreciate it when they can break format and open up on a session like this – which really helps create a unique moment on record! Titles include "Goin Down Slow", "Long Distance Call", "Sweet Little Angel", "Ooh Baby & Wrecking My Love Life", and "Spoonful". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition colored vinyl!)

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✨✧ BB King & Bobby BlandTogether For The First Time – Live ... LP
ABC, 1974. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A mid 70s meeting of two seminal blues talents from the Memphis scene – singer Bobby Blue Bland, and legendary guitarist BB King! The pair were both working for ABC at the time – major label fame after years woodshedding in the indies – and hitting well-deserved fame for their huge talents – still as fresh here as they were a decade before, and unmarred by any studio sanitization in this great live set! The record does an especially good job of bringing together the artists verbally – letting Bobby and BB open up and rap a bit during the songs – yet still having plenty of space to go into their own thing musically, too. Titles include "It's My Own Fault", "I'll Take Care Of You", "I'm Sorry", "3 O'Clock Blues", "Goin Down Slow", and a great long Medley track. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some marker on front.)

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✨✧ Little WalterComplete Chess Masters – 1950 to 1967 (limited edition 5CD set) ... CD
Chess/Hip-O Select, 1950s/1960s. Used 5 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The most beautiful and complete package of recordings by blues & soul harp deity Little Walter you could ever hope for – the Complete Chess Masters 1950-1967 – as gorgeously assembled a single artist set as any other we can think of in Hip-O Select's Chess Records series! The set opens up with a harmonica lead Walter recorded for Muddy Waters in 1950, continuing with his impeccable, genre re-defining blues & soul harp gems of the 50s, and on through exceptional (if lesser remembered) work in the 60s – it literally includes all of the masters he recorded for Chess/Checker throughout his career – and track by track notes. Blazing instrumentals and soulful vocal tunes galore, from the upbeat early stunners, to some emotional and hard life numbers later on that we never really had the opportunity to explore before this set, it's revelatory stuff! Disc 1 covers the first couple years of the 50s, with "Evans Shuffle", "Juke", "Can't Hold Out Much Longer", "Blue Midnight", "Sad Hours", "Driftin", "Crazy Legs", "Tell Me Mama" and more. Disc 2 covers '53-'55 with ""Blues With A Feeling", "Fast Boogie", "Fast Large One", "Come Back Baby", "Blue Light", "My Babe" and lots more. Disc 3 has recordings from '55 to '57 with "Thunderbird", "Roller Coaster", "I Gotta Go", "Little Girl", "Who", "Flying Saucer", "Temperature", "Shake Dancer" and more. Disc 4 is '58 & '59, with "Ah'w Baby", "The Toddle". "Rock Bottom", "My Baby Is Sweeter", "Worried Life", "Everything's Gonna Be Alright" "Mean Old Frisco" and more. Disc 5 has recordings from '59 & '60, '6, '66 & '67, with "One Of These Mornings", "Blue And Lonesome", "I Don't Play", "Goin Down Slow", "Back In The Alley", "Dead Presidents", "I Feel So Bad", "Make It Alright" and more. 126 tracks on 5CDs, with alternate versions and rarities galore – essential for Chess completists, but great for anyone with an ear for some of the best ever blues & soul harp blowing! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Pointer SistersSteppin ... LP
Blue Thumb, 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The title and cover are very appropriate for this one – because there's a wickedly stepping groove to the set – one that makes the album the group's funkiest ever! Forget any thoughts you may have about The Pointer Sisters, or the cliches that later came to mar their career – because this is a wonderfully sophisticated album, arranged with a proudly hip groove that's very much the best part of mainstream 70s jazz funk. Tom Salisbury handled the backings, and is working here with a lineup that includes Bil Summers, Wah Wah Watson, Paul Jackson, Herbie Hancock, and Stevie Wonder – all of whom bring some incredible electric jazz touches to the set! Titles include "How Long (Betcha Got A Chick On The Side)", "Sleeping Alone", "Easy Days", "Chainey Do", "Wanting Things", and "Going Down Slowly". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the original shoe-shaped cover.)

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✨✧ Ikebe ShakedownIkebe Shakedown (plus download) ... LP
Ubiquity, 2011. New Copy ... $12.99 18.98
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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✨✧ FelixTiger Stripes/You Can't Hold Me Down ... 7-inch
Sleeping Bag/Get On Down, 1984. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A weird and wild little groove – the kind of offbeat club cut that the Sleeping Bag label did so well in the 80s! "Tiger Stripes" has fast percussion with almost a tribal approach – and these cool birdcalls that come in before the vocals ring out with a catchy female chorus, keyboard lines electrify the groove, and the whole thing's got a catchy clubby style that's maybe in a Tom Tom Club mode! "You Can't Hold Me Down" follows in very similar form, but with this cool distorted guitar and keyboard line – a bit more post-punky/funky – ala Ze Records! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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HUWMusic From The Multiverse ... CD
Ropeadope, 2017. New Copy ... $8.99 13.99
The cover's got a couple of monkeys playing the music – but the sound here actually comes from bothers Mike and Aaron Dolton – the first of whom plays the drums, the latter who seems to handle just about everything else! Their music is a blend of jazz and soul – sometimes with the kind of future elements you'd guess from the image, sometimes more understated – in a good fit with the more sensitive lyrics of the album's range of different singers – who include Jube (Julie Clarkson), Bennett Holland, Sid M, and Jamie Paul. A few tracks are instrumental – with more of a focus on the sax and drums – and titles include "Baskerville", "Last Minute", "Already Home", "Midnight", "Foot Down", "Flow State", and "Thank You". CD
Also available Music From The Multiverse ... LP 17.99

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HUWMusic From The Multiverse ... LP
Ropeadope, 2018. New Copy ... $17.99
The cover's got a couple of monkeys playing the music – but the sound here actually comes from bothers Mike and Aaron Dolton – the first of whom plays the drums, the latter who seems to handle just about everything else! Their music is a blend of jazz and soul – sometimes with the kind of future elements you'd guess from the image, sometimes more understated – in a good fit with the more sensitive lyrics of the album's range of different singers – who include Jube (Julie Clarkson), Bennett Holland, Sid M, and Jamie Paul. A few tracks are instrumental – with more of a focus on the sax and drums – and titles include "Baskerville", "Last Minute", "Already Home", "Midnight", "Foot Down", "Flow State", and "Thank You". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Music From The Multiverse ... CD 8.99

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Lou RawlsLou Rawls Anthology ... CD
Capitol, 1960s/Early 70s. Used 2 CDs ... $9.99
We love Lou Rawls – and this is some of his best stuff! Lou's got a voice that can't be beat, and he cut a wealth of fantastic material for Capitol during the long stretch he stayed on the label. And while it's hard to include all that stuff on one set, we're pretty pleased at the selection of tracks that Capitol made for this one – as the 33 tracks feature some of Lou's best singles, album cuts, and groovy monologues from the old days! Titles include "My Ancestors", "Memory Lane/Old Man's Memories", "It Was A Very Good Year", "Trouble Down Here Below", "Dead End Street/Monologue", "Hang Ups", "Down Here On The Ground", and "I Can't Make It Alone". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Tribe Called QuestBeats, Rhymes & Life ... CD
Jive, 1996. Used ... $3.99
Beats, Rhymes & Life – crucial aspects of Tribe Called Quest and hip hop in general – and the fourth album by the inimitable Tribe! After a couple or three years of down time following Midnight Marauders, the Tribe returned with this extra stripped down sound, collaborating with Jay Dee and the Ummah. Titles include "Jam", the r&b crossover ready "Stressed Out" feat Faith Evans, "Motivators", the great "Phony Rappers", and "Keep It Moving", "Word Play", "The Pressure", "Word Play" and much more. CD
(In a lenticular jewel case.)
 
 
 



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