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Earl GrantAt Basin Street East ... LP
Decca, Mid 60s. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
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(Rainbow label pressing with deep groove. Cover has split seams.)
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✨✧ Grant GreenAlive! ... CD
Blue Note, 1970. Used ... $4.99
Nice one! Grant Green's albums from this time are all great – but this is the amazing live album with the version of "Down Here On the Ground" that was sampled by Tribe Called Quest! There's lots of other nice moments on the record, too, like very hard funky covers of "Let The Music Take Your Mind" and "Sookie, Sookie". The group is excellent – and features Ronnie Foster and Earl Creque on organ, William Bivens on vibes, and Claude Bartee on tenor – all grooving hard in a modal funky mode that makes this album one of Grant Green's best from the time. CD
(Out of print first CD pressing.)

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VariousMojo Club Presents Dancefloor Jazz Volume 10 – Love Power ... CD
Universal (Germany), 1960s/1970s. Used ... $6.99
A fantastic bunch of grooves – and one of the best installments in our favorite compilation series ever! The genius DJs at Hamburg's Mojo Club have always had a great ear for a song – and that ear gets better and better with each new compilation. This package is a brilliant assortment of tunes that runs from heavy funk to sweet soul to funky jazz and groovy 60s tunes. There's loads on here that you've probably forgotten about – or just plain never heard – and the pacing of the compilation means that the tracks maintain a very cool vibe throughout, making the set always a fresh listen for the discerning ear! Titles include "Love Power" by Dusty Springfield, "House of Bamboo" by Earl Grant, "Sophisticated Cissy" by Davy Jones, "Everywhere I Go" by Lou Rawls, "Chicken & Booze" by Manny Corchado, "The Chair Dance" by Rob Agerbeek, "Mazurka Cocadou" by Eddy Louiss, "Fiesta" by Gato Barbieri, "Choosing You" by Lenny Williams, "Ain't Nobody Straight In LA" by The Miracles, "I'm A Winner" by Smoked Sugar, and "Hot Stuff" by Georgie Fame. CD

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✨✧ Grant GreenAlive! ... LP
Blue Note, 1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nice one! Grant Green's albums from this time are all great – but this is the amazing live album with the version of "Down Here On the Ground" that was sampled by Tribe Called Quest! There's lots of other nice moments on the record, too, like very hard funky covers of "Let The Music Take Your Mind" and "Sookie, Sookie". The group is excellent – and features Ronnie Foster and Earl Creque on organ, William Bivens on vibes, and Claude Bartee on tenor – all grooving hard in a modal funky mode that makes this album one of Grant Green's best from the time! LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty pressing. Cover has a split bottom seam and a bit of pen on the back.)
Also available Alive! ... CD 4.99
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✨✧ Dave BaileyReaching Out (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Jazztime/Muzak (Japan), 1961. Used ... $31.99
An incredible album from drummer Dave Bailey – a set that's almost better than his classic early 60s sets for Epic! Like those records, this one's a rock-solid session that's right up there with the best Blue Note work of the time – perfectly put together, with a sense of poise, balance, and soul that's even more amazing, given that the album was only issued on the short-lived Jazztime label. The lineup is killer too – with Frank Haynes on tenor, Grant Green on guitar, Ben Tucker on bass, and Billy Gardner on piano – and the presence of Green, Gardner, and Tucker really give the set a tight soul jazz groove. Green is great, and the album's equally noteworthy for his presence – and has actually been issued under his name over the years as well. Tracks include "One For Elena", "Reaching Out", "Our Miss Brooks", and "Baby, You Should Know It". Great stuff, and an album that will become one of your favorites! CD features 3 bonus alternate takes too. CD
(Out of print. HQ – Hi Quality CD pressing! Includes obi!)

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George BraithTwo Souls In One ... LP
Blue Note, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
One of the most wonderful albums by one of our favorite jazz artists of all time! For this unique session, George Braith offers up "two souls in one" – by playing both soprano sax and "stritch" simultaneously – in a two-reed mode that recalls the work of Roland Kirk during the 60s! The sound is incredible – as soulful as it is exotic – and matched here by some excellent backing that includes Grant Green on guitar, Donald Bailey on drums, and Billy Gardner on organ! Gardner's work on the set is especially nice – with a Larry Young-ish free approach to the organ, one that makes for lots of modal grooves that really work perfectly with Braith's sound! Titles include "Braith-A-Way", "Mary Ann", and "Home Street". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue pressing.)

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Rusty BryantRusty Bryant Returns ... LP
Prestige, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A real smoker of a session – Rusty Bryant's first comeback album of the jazz funk years, done in a mode that virtually set the tone for other Prestige sessions of the time! Rusty's working here on alto sax, in a mode that's clearly inspired by the Lou Donaldson sessions of the time on Blue Note – but done with a freer, looser, more rolling sort of vibe. Organist Sonny Phillips really makes the set great with some fluid work on the Hammond that matches Bryant's groove – and guitarist Grant Green's also in the group, setting up some great single note lines that punctuate the tunes nicely. A key factor is also bassist Bob Bushnell, who plays Fender bass on the record (an element missing from the Donaldson sound), and gives the record a key bit of motion at the bottom! Tracks include the groovy "Zoo Boogaloo", plus "Streak O' Lean", "Night Flight", "The Cat", and "Ready Rusty". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Donald ByrdI'm Tryin' To Get Home ... LP
Blue Note, 1965. Good+ ... $9.99
Donald Byrd's second foray into the "with voices" genre – done with the same arranging talents of Coleridge Perkinson, the lyrical modernist who made Donald's A New Perspective such a success! The group that plays with Byrd is excellent, and includes Freddie Roach, Herbie Hancock, Stanley Turrentine, and Grant Green – all of whom blend beautifully with the choir, and know when to lay back, and when to come out strong with hard rhythm playing and good solos. Donald Byrd and Duke Pearson wrote all of the tunes, and the set's got some beautiful shimmering solos by Byrd which just float dreamily over the album's gorgeous orchestrations. With the tracks "Pearly Gates", "March Children", "Brother Isaac", and "I'm Tryin' To Get Home". LP, Vinyl record album
(New York mono pressing, with deep groove on one side, Van Gelder stamp, and ear. Cover is stained and wrinkled on the bottom 3 inches, with some peeled spots, seam splitting, and a name in pen on back.)

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Joe CarrollMan With A Happy Sound ... LP
Charlie Parker, Early 60s. Very Good- ... $0.99
Dizzy's longtime bebop partner cut this album of vocal tracks in the early 60s, when he was no longer recording with Diz. The record's a good batch of vocalese tracks with a strong bop edge – in the traditon of singers like Eddie Jefferson, Jon Hendricks, and King Pleasure, and the band features a young Grant Green on guitar. The best track is the goofy "Land Of Ooh Bla Dee", but there's lots of other nice ones, like "Wha Wha Blues", "Have You Got A Penny Benny", and "New School Days". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing. Cover has some splitting on the top seam.)

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Johnny CashSings The Songs That Made Him Famous ... LP
Sun/ORG, Late 50s. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 22.98
Iconic early Cash at Sun Records – and while there is truth in the title, as it does indeed include a few of his trademak tunes, it'd be even more accurate to say it's the SOUND that made him famous – that perfect mix of his authoritative voice, unvarnished boom-chicka-boom backdrop from bassist Marshall Grant and guitarist Luther Perkins, and the production of Jack Clement and Sam Phillips. It's as classic as it gets! Includes "Ballad Of A Teenage Queen", "I Walk The Line", "Big River", "I Can't Help It", "You're The Nearest Thing To Heaven", "Don't Make Me Go", "Guess Things Happen That Way", "Next In Line" and more. 12 in all. LP, Vinyl record album

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Charlie ChristianCharlie Christian With The Benny Goodman Sextet & Orchestra ... LP
Columbia, Early 40s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
The birth of modern jazz guitar – seminal sides recorded by Charlie Christian, working in small group format with Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Fletcher Henderson, and even a bit of Basie. Christian's tone on the instrument is fantastic – and even though the style of the tracks is more in the swing era mode, there's a direct line between his playing and later work by Grant Green and other 60s jazz guitar giants. Titles include "Six Appeal", "Gilly", "Waiting For Benny", "Seven Come Eleven", "Airmail Special", "Breakfast Feud", and "Wholly Cats". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has some wear and a bit of pen on back.)

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EqualsUnequalled Equals ... LP
Barnyard (Italy), 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
Early work by The Equals – an incredible group that blends together rock, soul, and rocksteady in a color-blind London late 60s mode – with a sound that's still pretty darn revolutionary all these many years later! The group's famous as the starting point for a young Eddy Grant – whose vocals are really wonderful here, and gives the record a dark edge that pushes past the pop styles of the day, making for some rough-edged groovers that are as compelling as they are dangerous! Titles include "My Life Ain't Easy", "Hey Baby It's Time You Got Going", "To The Church", "You Lied Just To Save Your Name", "Ding Dong", and "I'm A Poor Man". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jimmy ForrestAll The Gin Is Gone ... CD
Delmark, 1959. Used ... $7.99
An excellent album that fits in nicely with Jimmy Forrest's early 60s sides for Prestige! The set was recorded in the company of one of Forrest's hometown talents from St Louis – the great Grant Green, who was quite young at the time – as well as with Harold Mabern on piano and Elvin Jones on drums. The quality of the playing's a bit rougher than on Forrest's Prestige sides, but in a good way that brings out a deeply soulful quality in the set. Titles include "Sunkenfoal", "Laura", "Myra", "Caravan", and "All The Gin Is Gone". CD

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Colin GrantNatural Mystics – Marley, Tosh, & Wailer (hardcover) ... Book
WW Norton, 2011. New Copy ... $6.99 26.95
A very well-written book – especially in comparison to the fluffy Bob Marley books that usually litter the market – and a much deeper look at the role of The Wailers, and the triangulated sense of character that hung between Marley, Peter Tosh, and Bunny Wailer! The book gives equal power to each individual – and uses them as different roles for masculinity in Jamaican culture, and global expression as well – as writer Colin Grant traces the early years of the group, the later fame of both Marley and Tosh, and the path to security and obscurity followed by Bunny. Grant's sense of time and place are quite vivid – and really get past the cliches of other writing on Marley – and the book is 305 pages, hardcover, with a fair bit of black and white images. Book

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Eddy GrantKiller On The Rampage ... LP
Epic/Ice, 1983. Very Good+ ... $1.99
An unlikely contender to the throne of king of electro, this early 80s effort from Eddie Grant helps to prop him up there quite nicely. Heavy synth driven grooves bubble along nicely with that crisp Linn Drum sound, and though this album benefited from some wider pop appeal, there's more than a bit of Eddie's reggae side showing through too! Includes the massive "Electric Avenue", plus "Killer On The Rampage" and "Latin Love Affair", 10 tracks in all. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve.)

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✨✧ Grant GreenBorn To Be Blue ... LP
Blue Note, 1962. Very Good+ ... $24.99
A rare one from Grant Green – recorded in 1962, but not issued until this first pressing of the material, in 1985. The set's one of Green's early classics recorded with pianist Sonny Clark – a deeply soulful player who really had the right feel for Green's more lyrical soul jazz numbers. The rest of the group includes Ike Quebec on tenor, plus Sam Jones on bass and Louis Hayes on drums. The tracks are laidback and introspective – but still have enough of a groove to fit with Green's best work at the time. Titles include "Count Every Star", "If I Should Lose You", "Born To Be Blue", and "My One And Only Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Grant GreenComplete Quartets With Sonny Clark ... CD
Blue Note, 1962. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99 20.98
Although Grant Green has been getting a lot of attention lately for his heavy-duty funk work of the late 60s, it's the subtly beautiful work of the early 60's that first caught our attention years ago. From the start of his young career, Green was an amazing player who had developed a unique single-note approach to soloing that was positively riveting. And while his appearances on other Blue Note albums were filled with a heavy soul jazz sound that had Green playing next to organ and tenor, material like this gives you a perfect chance to hear how well he could swing a group on his own, with little other accompaniment than a tight rhythm section, and some soulful piano from Sonny Clark. None of this material was issued at the time – and even though some of it came out around 1980 as a limited release titled Oleo, the rest of it's only ever been out in Japan. Now, though, this stunning 2CD set brings forth a whopping batch of 19 tracks from the prime of Green's career, and believe us, it's been worth the wait! Tracks include "Hip Funk", "Two For One", "Gooden's Corner", "Shadrack", and "Airegin". CD

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Grant GreenHoly Barbarian – St Louis 1959 ... CD
Uptown, 1959. Used ... $9.99
A rare early chapter in the career of guitarist Grant Green – local material, cut in his hometown of St Louis – in the years before Lou Donaldson picked him up and delivered him to Blue Note Records! Amazingly, though, the Grant Green heard here is every bit as great as the guitarist who emerged strongly on his early Blue Note dates as a leader – a smoking soloist with a strong talent for single-line grooving – working here in a hip organ combo that features Sam Lazar on Hammond and Bob Graf on tenor sax! Lazar's got a mean bite to his organ, and pairs beautifully with Green – and together, the players hit a groove that's gritty, yet which has surprisingly strong fidelity – more than enough to make the record an essential piece of Grant's catalog. The CD's hardly a muddy live recording, and instead has surprisingly great fidelity – and lots of long tracks with open solos, on titles that include "Deep", "Blue Train", "Holy Barbarian Blues", "Caramu", "Grovvin High", and "Out Of Nowhere". CD

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✨✧ Grant GreenNigeria ... LP
Blue Note, 1962/1980. Very Good ... $16.99
Damn great work from guitarist Grant Green – one of his killer sessions with pianist Sonny Clark – recorded in the early 60s, but unissued until nearly 20 years later! The groove here is a bit different than some of Green's early dates with organ – a bit more soulful hardbop at times, with some great work on rhythm from Sam Jones on bass and Art Blakey on drums – two great players who complete the group beautifully. The setting is calm and spare, but very fluid, and all players play with a brilliant edge – Blakey is excellent, and hearing him on this one makes you want more of his work as a sideman (which was to diminish greatly after this recording). Tracks include takes on "Airegin", "I Concentrate on You", ""The Song Is You", "The Things We Did Last Summer" and a stellar version of "It Ain't Necessarily So". LP, Vinyl record album

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Grant GreenShades Of Green ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $13.99
A stellar album from Grant Green – very different than most of his other work for Blue Note, and a sly electric groover recorded with vibist Billy Wooten! The sound here is a bit more spacious than some of Grant's earlier albums, yet no less funky – thanks to a hip undercurrent of soul in the drums, and arrangements from Wade Marcus that keep things fluid throughout. Wooten's vibes are wonderful, a ringing counterpoint to Green's great lines on guitar – and even the more familiar tunes on the record turn out to be really unique readings here – thanks to the arrangements and overall conception. Mellow moments are dripping with plenty of soul, and the funky ones are pretty great too – and titles include a killer medley of James Brown's "I Don't Want Nobody To Give Me Nothing" and "Cold Sweat", a heavy version of his instrumental groover "In The Middle", and a great original called "California Green" – plus "Never My Love", "Sunrise Sunset", "Got To Be There", and "If You Really Love Me". CD

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Herbie HancockMy Point Of View (non RVG pressing) ... CD
Blue Note, 1963. Used ... $4.99
Classic Herbie from the early years, and a great mix of soul jazz and modernism! The record include a nice groovy "hit", Herbie's "Blind Man, Blind Man" – an obvious follow-up to "Watermelon Man", but still a standout track with a lot of imagination, and a fierce soul jazz hook that just won't quit! The rest of the record, while still groovy, also shows much more signs of Herbie's far-reaching conception – especially shared with players like Tony Williams, Grachan Moncur, Chuck Israels, and Grant Green – all of whom work with Herbie, Donald Byrd, and Hank Mobley – in a larger than usual group that makes for a really great sound! Titles include "Blind Man, Blind Man", "A Tribute To Someone", "King Cobra", "And What If I Don't" and "The Pleasure Is Mine". CD
(Out of print.)

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Bobby HutchersonNatural Illusions ... LP
Blue Note, 1972. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Vibes and orchestrations – a combination that makes for one of the coolest Bobby Hutcherson albums of the 70s – a really magical set that expands the sound of Bobby's work in ways we wouldn't have expected! The style is similar to that used with Grant Green and Lou Donaldson at the time on Blue Note – a style that's clearly trying for the more sophisticated sounds of CTI, and which beautifully balances the modes of presentation – so that there's still plenty of soulful moments and slyly funky bits alongside the strings and woodwinds in the orchestrations – proof that a record like this can be really brilliant if scored properly! Some moments get a bit modern and dark – almost in a William S Fischer kind of way – and titles include the great track "Rain Every Thursday", which begins with an excellent break – plus "The Folks Who Live On The Hill", "Sophisticated Ladies", "When You're Near", "Shirl", and "Lush Life". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original UA pressing.)

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Lord Invader & His Calypso BandMaster Stick Fighter In New York! ... CD
Rev-Ola (UK), Late 40s/Early 50s. New Copy ... $3.99
Some great work that will completely redefine your ideas about calypso music – especially if they're mostly relegated to cliches about Harry Belafonte! The tracks here were all recorded by Rupert "Lord Invader" Grant in New York during the late 40s and early 50s – and done with a rough-edged quality that really lives up to the dynamic promise of the title! Most tunes are heavy on acoustic percussion underneath the vocals – used starkly and strongly to underscore the brash lyrics of the songs. CD features 17 tracks that include "Chicago Chicago", "New York Subway", "Out The Fire", "Ten Thousand To Bar Me One", "Cousin Family", "When You Hear I Die", "Labor Day", and "Brown Girl In The Ring". CD

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✨✧ Christian McBride TrioChristian McBride Trio Live At The Village Vanguard ... CD
Mack Avenue, 2015. New Copy ... $15.99 17.98
The sign on the door at Village Vanguard reads "sold out", but this sweet CD grants you special admission to a wonderful live date from the trio of Christian McBride – full of warmth and imagination, and some excellent work on piano from Christian Sands! The record's a nice back to basics setting for McBride – and reminds us that sometimes his best ideas are his simplest – carved out here with these beautiful basslines that have a quality that's blocky, but fluid too – shapes in sound that really set things up in a perfect way – with subtle drumming from Ulysses Owens, and these sparkling piano lines from Sands, which almost take us back to our favorite early work from Mulgrew Miller. Titles include "Car Wash", "Fried Pies", "Sand Dune", "The Lady In My Life", and "Good Morning Heartache". CD

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