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Earl GrantAt Basin Street East ... LP
Decca, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a center split on the bottom seam.)

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Earl GrantBali Ha'i ... LP
Decca, 1966. Very Good ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing.)

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Earl GrantJust One More Time & Other Instrumental Favorites ... LP
Decca, 1964. Very Good+ ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Barbara English/Earl GrantFever (2 versions) ... 7-inch
Popcorn (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Two takes on the famous tune "Fever" – both mighty nice! Barbara English sings the cut in a 60s soul mode – still with the snapping groove of the original, but with more soul on her vocals – and from the backing trio who joins her for the track! Earl Grant brings that heavy left hand piano sound of his to play on the flipside – really great, with a dark moody vibe that's offset by his own vocals, a bit of Hammond, and a sweet tenor sax as well! 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
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World's Experience OrchestraBeginning Of A New Birth/As Time Flows On (includes download) ... LP
Now Again, Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $49.99 55.98
A lost legacy in spiritual jazz – two albums recorded by a Boston group who worked far from the limelight in New York – in a very underground scene where they recorded these two very special albums in the 70s! Their sound is very collaborative and freewheeling – an approach that reminds us a lot of music by Phil Cohran and The Artistic Heritage Ensemble. The first album in the set is The Beginning Of A New Birth – a record that really lives up to its title, given the joyous energy it brings into being – a very collaborative vibe that has the entire ensemble working together on two side-long tracks – mixing rootsy percussion, avant solos, and unified voices that really give the music a special touch! The mix of ensemble vocals and reed elements is a bit like some of the Max Roach or Billy Harper projects of the time – but the approach is looser, less structured, and very organic. Players include Michael Cosmic on alto, Raquib Ishma'll Hassan on tenor, Phil Musra on soprano sax, Shaddu Jones on piano, and Robert Fuff on bass – and titles include "The Beginning Of A New Birth" and "The Prayer". As Time Flows on is the second record – and has a style that's maybe slightly more compact – still every bit as spiritual as before, but with some shorter tracks that bring the group's ideas into even deeper focus! The group is smaller, but still uses voice along with their instrumentation – which comes from the work of Earl Grant Lawrence on flute, Jamyll Jones on bass, Shaddu Jones on piano, and Larry Roland, Roy Hall, and Chauncy Hutcherson on percussion. Some vocals are more solo, and even hit a bit of a hip protest vibe – and titles include "Nine Degrees & Cold", "Black Woman", "To Do Nothing", "The Mind", and "Rain". Comes with a great booklet – which tells the group's unique story! LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited numbered edition of 1000 copies, includes download.)

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VariousFever – Journey To The Center Of A Song Vol 2 (10" pressing) ... LP
Stag O Lee (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $16.99
One of the coolest songs of the postwar years – given a tremendous presentation here in a really wonderful package! You probably know "Fever" from the original version by Little Willie John – or from Peggy Lee's string-heavy take – but this collection dives deeper into the heart of the song, by offering up a nice range of different versions – most of which are in a mix of soul, R&B, or jazz-based modes! The groove is nice and raw – similar to that on other of the 10" releases from the Stag-O-Lee label – with all the hard-vamping, bad-stepping groove that "Fever" has to offer – in versions by Bobby Freeman, Little Caesar & The Romans, Ray Peterson, Sid Cooper, Earl Grant, Medicine Men, Sam Butera & The Witnesses, Pete Bennett & The Embers, and The Knockouts. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousRockers All-Star Explosion ... LP
Rockers/Alligator, 1985. Very Good+ ... $12.99
10 tracks in all: "Jah In The Hills" and "Straight To Ethiopia" by Augustus Pablo, "What A Tribulation" by Jah Bull, "One In The Spirit" by Sister Frica, "Humble Yourself" by Asher & Trimble, "Love & Unity" by Tetrack, "Away With Fussing & Fighting" by Junior Delgado, "Freedom Sounds" by Ricky Grant, "Your Mind/Your Mind Dub" by Delroy Williams and "Black Forces" by Norris Reid. Produced by Augustus Pablo, players include Robbie Shakespeare, Michael Taylor, Junior Dan, Albert Malawi, Leroy Wallace, Tad Dawkin, Fazel Prendergas, Clayton Downey, Earl Smith, Augustus Pablo and Vin Gordon. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ World's Experience OrchestraBeginning Of A New Birth/As Time Flows On ... CD
Now Again, Mid 70s. New Copy 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A lost legacy in spiritual jazz – two albums recorded by a Boston group who worked far from the limelight in New York – in a very underground scene where they recorded these two very special albums in the 70s! Their sound is very collaborative and freewheeling – an approach that reminds us a lot of music by Phil Cohran and The Artistic Heritage Ensemble. The first album in the set is The Beginning Of A New Birth – a record that really lives up to its title, given the joyous energy it brings into being – a very collaborative vibe that has the entire ensemble working together on two side-long tracks – mixing rootsy percussion, avant solos, and unified voices that really give the music a special touch! The mix of ensemble vocals and reed elements is a bit like some of the Max Roach or Billy Harper projects of the time – but the approach is looser, less structured, and very organic. Players include Michael Cosmic on alto, Raquib Ishma'll Hassan on tenor, Phil Musra on soprano sax, Shaddu Jones on piano, and Robert Fuff on bass – and titles include "The Beginning Of A New Birth" and "The Prayer". As Time Flows on is the second record – and has a style that's maybe slightly more compact – still every bit as spiritual as before, but with some shorter tracks that bring the group's ideas into even deeper focus! The group is smaller, but still uses voice along with their instrumentation – which comes from the work of Earl Grant Lawrence on flute, Jamyll Jones on bass, Shaddu Jones on piano, and Larry Roland, Roy Hall, and Chauncy Hutcherson on percussion. Some vocals are more solo, and even hit a bit of a hip protest vibe – and titles include "Nine Degrees & Cold", "Black Woman", "To Do Nothing", "The Mind", and "Rain". Comes with a great booklet – which tells the group's unique story! CD
Also available Beginning Of A New Birth/As Time Flows On (includes download) ... LP 49.99

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✨✧ VariousFollow Me To The Popcorn – The Untold History Of The Belgian Popcorn Scene ... CD
Jazzman (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wonderful tribute to a music scene that got going in Belgium during the 60s, but which was completely fueled by American soul, jazz, and R&B – spun in jam-packed clubs by DJs in that nation's equivalent of the Northern Soul scene in the UK! Yet while Northern Soul has an upbeat, uptempo groove, popcorn has one that's a lot more laidback – often slinky and vamping, with a mode that might well have been birthed by the tune "Fever" – taken to hundreds of different directions, but always handled with an equally sinister vibe! Instrumentation is as important here as the vocals – and many tunes often have slight Latin or exotic touches, a slight current of jazz, and a rock-solid lead singer who holds the whole thing together. The notes tell the tale of the Belgian DJs who first hooked into this groove – but for our ears, it's the sound that makes the set – early soul music, late rhythm and blues, and some sweet jazzy moments that provide more than a bit of variety. Titles include "Spooky" by George Barnes, "Downstairs" by Plas Johnson, "I'd Think It Over" by Sam Fletcher, "You Need To Fall In Love" by Little Jimmy Ray, "Yeah My Baby Loves Me" by Dav Kipp, "It's A Sweet World" by Gloria Grey, "Fever" by Earl Grant, "Summertime" by Monty & The Cyclones, "I Want That" by Bobby Hendricks, "Harlem Nocturne" by JJ Jones, "Sweet Little Love" by Al Brown & His Tunetoppers, "Boss Bossa Nova" by Bellino, "I Dreamed About My Baby Last Night" by Lillian Vines, "Palm Of Your Hand" by Dolly Lyon, "Barricuda" by The Page Boys, and "Any Way You Wanta" by Harvey. CD

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✨✧ VariousFollow Me To The Popcorn – The Untold History Of The Belgian Popcorn Scene ... LP
Jazzman (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A wonderful tribute to a music scene that got going in Belgium during the 60s, but which was completely fueled by American soul, jazz, and R&B – spun in jam-packed clubs by DJs in that nation's equivalent of the Northern Soul scene in the UK! Yet while Northern Soul has an upbeat, uptempo groove, popcorn has one that's a lot more laidback – often slinky and vamping, with a mode that might well have been birthed by the tune "Fever" – taken to hundreds of different directions, but always handled with an equally sinister vibe! Instrumentation is as important here as the vocals – and many tunes often have slight Latin or exotic touches, a slight current of jazz, and a rock-solid lead singer who holds the whole thing together. The notes tell the tale of the Belgian DJs who first hooked into this groove – but for our ears, it's the sound that makes the set – early soul music, late rhythm and blues, and some sweet jazzy moments that provide more than a bit of variety. Titles include "Spooky" by George Barnes, "Downstairs" by Plas Johnson, "I'd Think It Over" by Sam Fletcher, "You Need To Fall In Love" by Little Jimmy Ray, "Yeah My Baby Loves Me" by Dav Kipp, "It's A Sweet World" by Gloria Grey, "Fever" by Earl Grant, "Summertime" by Monty & The Cyclones, "I Want That" by Bobby Hendricks, "Harlem Nocturne" by JJ Jones, "Sweet Little Love" by Al Brown & His Tunetoppers, "Boss Bossa Nova" by Bellino, "I Dreamed About My Baby Last Night" by Lillian Vines, "Palm Of Your Hand" by Dolly Lyon, "Barricuda" by The Page Boys, and "Any Way You Wanta" by Harvey. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
 
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Grant GreenComplete Blue Note Recordings Of Grant Green With Sonny Clark (4CD set) ... CD
Blue Note/Mosaic, Early 60s. Used 4CDs ... $184.99
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. Includes material that appeared on the later albums Gooden's Corner, Oleo, Born To Be Blue, and Nigeria – plus tracks from The World Of Jazz Guitar, and Blue & Sentimental by Ike Quebec. CD
(Out of print numbered limited ediiton. Includes original book, box and all CDs in their cases – all in great shape!)

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Grant GreenMain Attraction ... CD
Kudu/CTI, 1976. Used ... $6.99
Quite an unusual album from Grant Green – a record that's quite different than his earlier records for Blue Note, but still pretty darn great overall! Grant's working here in a large group – Kudu style – with arrangements by David Matthews, but a sound that's still pretty lean overall! There's a fair bit of great players in the lineup – including Jon Faddis on trumpet, Hubert Laws on flute, and Joe Farrell on tenor – and the horns soar out nicely to set the scene over some tightly stepping backings – all served up with plenty of room for Grant to solo spaciously on guitar! The title track – "The Main Attraction" – is nearly 20 minutes long – and the other two tracks, "Creature" and "Future Feature", both approach the 10 minute mark themselves! CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Main Attraction ... CD 13.99

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Grant GreenMain Attraction ... CD
Kudu/King (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $13.99
Quite an unusual album from Grant Green – a record that's quite different than his earlier records for Blue Note, but still pretty darn great overall! Grant's working here in a large group – Kudu style – with arrangements by David Matthews, but a sound that's still pretty lean overall! There's a fair bit of great players in the lineup – including Jon Faddis on trumpet, Hubert Laws on flute, and Joe Farrell on tenor – and the horns soar out nicely to set the scene over some tightly stepping backings – all served up with plenty of room for Grant to solo spaciously on guitar! The title track – "The Main Attraction" – is nearly 20 minutes long – and the other two tracks, "Creature" and "Future Feature", both approach the 10 minute mark themselves! CD
(Blu-Spec CD pressing!)
Also available Main Attraction ... CD 6.99

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✨✧ VariousVanguard Folk Rock Album ... CD
Big Beat (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An amazing little set that will completely transform your understanding of folk music in the 60s – one that picks up with a second waves of folkies who were really opening their minds to the changes in rock music at the time! The styles here all blur wonderfully – as more standard 60s folk music comes into play with psychedelic instrumentation, tripped-out production, harmony pop, and a range of different modes that all make for some incredibly far-reaching work. All tunes come from the Vanguard Records catalog – a label who were making some initial waves in the early 60s, but who really came into their own during this heady era – and helped set the tone for the huge singer/songwriter boom in the mainstream years to come. The set features a total of 22 tracks from Vanguard – titles that include "Honey" by Eric Anderson, "Back On The Street Again" by Steve Gillette, "Someone To Talk My Troubles To" by Judy Roderick, "No Rest For The Weary" and "You'll Never Know What's In My Heart" by The Hi-Five, "Reason To Believe" by Patrick Sky, "Young Blues" by The Vagrants, "Changes" by Jonathan & Leigh, "Reno Nevada" by Richard & Mimi Farina, "January Morning" and "When I Was A Cowboy" by Ian & Sylvia, and "Long Black Cadillac" by Jackie Washington. CD

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Atlantic StarrAll In The Name Of Love ... LP
Warner, 1986. Sealed ... $2.99
A mid 80s classic from Atlantic Starr – at the height of their catchy commercial fame – bouncing along with rhythms that crossover nicely to the mainstream, yet still keep a bit of their previous funky edge intact! The groove here is almost in the style that Atlantic Starr inspired in so many other younger groups in the earlier part of the 80s – although it's also a bit more polished too. Most instrumentation is electric, and tunes are mostly written by the team of David and Wayne Lewis – both of whom sing on the record. Barbara Weathers also handles female vocals, and titles include "Once Lover At A Time", "Let The Sun In", "My Mistake", "I'm In Love", "Always", "Don't Take Me For Granted", and a version of Sam Dees' "All In The Name Of Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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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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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
(6 eye pressing, with deep groove.)

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DJ Shadow & Cut ChemistRenegades Of Rhythm – DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist Play Afrika Bambaataa (tour book) ... Book
Boo Hooray, 2014. New Copy ... $6.99 39.98
A sweet little tour book commemorating DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist's Renegades Of Rhythm tour – and one that features a wealth of rare images from the early days of hip hop – of old gig flyers, records, drawings, acetates, and more! The most incredible fact about the tour itself, is that Shadow and Chemist don't just spin records that Bambaataa himself spun back in the day, but they're literally spinning Bambaataa's own record collection – having been granted access by the man himself. As part of that, the book is a document of the record collection, and other items in Bam's archives – very much a document of old school hip hop – with text by DJ Shadow, Cut Chemist, and Afrika Bambaataa. The book is 78 pages – done in kind of a DIY style that makes it all the more appealing – with a beautiful hand silk-screened cover with by Paul Insect, and featuring full color scans of many of the actual records. The overall aesthetic is somewhere in the Wax Poetics mode, although maybe a bit less slick – and some of the drawings remind us of work by Mingering Mike. Book
(Limited to 2500 copies!)

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Herbie Hancock5 Original Albums (Takin Off/My Point Of View/Inventions & Dimensions/Speak Like A Child/The Prisoner) (5CD set) ... CD
Blue Note (Germany), Mid 60s. New Copy 5CD ... $26.99
The early genius of Herbie Hancock – perfectly summed up here in five classic albums for Blue Note – each presented in a tiny LP-styled sleeve! Takin Off has Herbie Hancock stepping into the limelight with an excellent batch of soul jazz tunes, including the first recording of his classic "Watermelon Man", the one track that probably put all his kids through school! Although that one went on to become a standard within a few short years in 60s jazz, it still sounds great here in the original – a very fresh take on the sound of soul jazz in the 60s – offered up here in a 7 minute version that has more sharp soloing than most other takes on the tune! The group here is great too – with Dexter Gordon on tenor, Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Butch Warren on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums – and the tracks are all also originals by a young Herbie – including "Watermelon Man", "The Maze", "Driftin", "Three Bags Full", "Alone & I", and "Empty Pockets". My Point Of View is 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 "A Tribute To Someone", "King Cobra", and "The Pleasure Is Mine". Inventions & Dimensions is really unique little record from Herbie Hancock – one that's almost completely improvised over Latin percussion! The setup is quite spare – and quite different than Herbie's other Blue Note work – and the group features improvised backgrounds by bassist Paul Chambers and 2 Latin percussionists, Willie Bobo and Osvaldo "Chihuahau" Martinez. Herbie only wrote simple sketches for the songs on the album, and most of the work on the tracks was done live, spontaneously, in the studio – creating a very free groove that never goes too far out, but which is far more adventurous than usual. All tracks are long, and titles include "Succotash", "Triangle", and "Mimosa". Speak Like A Child is an oft-overlooked session that has Herbie mixing a nice dose of lyricism into his usual soul jazz approach from the 60s! The sound's a bit farther-reaching than on some of Herbie's smaller group sessions – and the record features a sextet that includes Ron Carter, Mickey Roker, Jerry Dodgion, Thad Jones, and Peter Phillips – all soaring with the warmth and introspection that was showing up in some of the best Blue Notes from the time. The harder-hitting soul jazz riffs and hooks are nicely replaced by more thoughtful lines that get a bit deeper, soufully – and nearly all tracks on the set are originals by Hancock! The album's filled with great moments – and tracks include "The Sorcerer", "Riot", and "Goodbye To Childhood". Last up is The Prisoner – a nice late Blue Note change from Herbie Hancock – a very different album than his previous sets for the label – in that it features a slightly larger group, and a sound that really points the way towards his directions in the 70s! There's a slightly ambitious feel to some of these cuts – not in a way that's over-arranged, but just a new sort of thinking for Herbie's kind of groove – a mode that's partially informed by the seriousness of 60s jazz soundtracks, but which also has the beginnings of some more righteous modes of expression too. Players are all great – and include Joe Henderson on tenor and flute, Johnny Coles on flugelhorn, Garnett Brown on trombone, Hubert Laws on flute, Jerome Richardson on bass clarinet, Buster Williams on bass, and Tootie Heath on drums. Herbie plays both acoustic and electric piano – using the latter here in one of his first recordings on the instrument – and titles include "Firewater", "I Have A Dream", "The Prisoner", and "He Who Lives In Fear". 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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Led ZeppelinComplete BBC Sessions (3CD set) ... CD
Atlantic, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 3CD ... $22.99 24.99
A massive collection of genius from Led Zeppelin – and material that has gone onto become a crucial part of their all-too-small catalog over the years! The work here was all recorded for the BBC in the years 1969 through 1971 – offering up a much wider picture of the group during these formative years, handled by some top-shelf production – which makes these tracks way better than some of the bootlegs and demos that fans had to rely on before these sides hit the record racks. And while some of this material has been out before, this huge package features the full sessions – along with 8 tracks that have never been issued before – all produced and remastered with supervision from Jimmy Page. Titles include "Immigrant Song", "Sunshine Woman", "I Can't Quit You Baby", "Communication Breakdown", "White Summer", "What Is & What Should Never Be", "Traveling Riverside Blues", "You Shook Me", "How Many More Times", "Heartbreaker", "The Girl I Love She Got Long Black Wavy Hair", "How Many More Times", and a very cool medley that lays some other tracks into "Whole Lotta Love". CD

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Nineteenth WholeSmilin' ... CD
Eastbound/Westbound (UK), 1972. New Copy ... $5.99 14.99
One of the sweetest little jazz funk albums of the early 70s – and a masterful blend of vibes, guitar, and organ from this legendary Indianapolis combo! The group are probably best known for their backing work behind Grant Green on some of his funky Blue Note sides – or for vibes player Billy Wooten, who leads the group, and has had a huge influence on his own these days – but even if you've never heard of them, the record will grab you right away – as it's got a sinister funky groove that few other groups could hope to match! There's a really unique blend of vibes, guitar, and organ going on here – and although the record does have a bit of vocals, the main focus here is on the instrumentation – which jams together in ways that are unlike most other funk combos of the time, including a good number of the group's contemporaries at Westbound! Sweet original tracks include "Monkey Hips 'n Rice", "Looking Through The Windows", and "Dark Clouds Risin", plus a stellar cover of "Slippin' Into Darkness". CD
(Comes in a great little cardboard LP-styled sleeve!)

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✨✧ John PattonAlong Came John (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1963. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A really unusual album from the mighty Hammond giant John Patton – as the set features two tenor players in the group, both of them great! The tenor's no stranger to the sublime keyboard work of Patton – but here, the great one gets help from both Fred Jackson and Harold Vick – both of whom are at their early 60s soul jazz best, able to play with a hard edge, but also some surprisingly complicated moments too – which really fits into the spirit of Patton's overall groove! The group also features great guitar from Grant Green – one of his key pairings with the organist – plus drums from the wonderful Ben Dixon, who's got a fluid, open approach to rhythm that really works well with John's basslines from the Hammond. Titles include "Gee Gee", "Pig Foots", "Spiffy Diffy", "Along Came John", and the classic modal groover "The Silver Meter". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi!)

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Ike QuebecBlue & Sentimental (RVG remaster edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Blue Note, 1961. Used ... $6.99
Moody late night tenor musings by one of Blue Note's greatest talents of the early 60s! The album's a classic through and through – and the tenor of the mighty Ike Quebec is set up nicely in a solid quartet with Grant Green on guitar, Paul Chambers on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums. There's no piano on the album, which really opens things up a lot, and lets the guitar/tenor lines get all snakey and introspective – with just the right dose of "blue" and "sentimental" to sweeten things up without getting all gooey! A seminal bit of Ike Quebec – and proof that he was one of Blue Note's greatest discoveries ever! Titles include "Minor Impulse", "Blues For Charlie", and "Like". CD features 2 bonus tracks – "It's All Right With Me" and "That Old Black Magic". CD
(BMG music club pressing.)

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Stanley TurrentineUp At Minton's Vol 1 ... LP
Blue Note, 1961. Poor ... $9.99
An excellent early live set that has Stanley playing with a raw tone that you'd hardly recognize if you only know his later, sweeter records. The group's a lively soul jazz quintet, with Grant Green on guitar, playing the kind of hard single note solos that made his early recordings so great, and Horace Parlan on piano, slammin' the keys with a very tight groove and very nimble fingers. Includes a long moody reading of "Yesterdays", plus the hard bop original "Stanley's Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE: POOR CONDITION. 63rd Street pressing with RVG stamp. Cover has split seams, and moderate moisture staining.)

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VariousDeep Jazz Trip ... CD
Muse/Pho, Early 70s. New Copy ... $4.99
Things definitely get plenty deep on this jazz trip – a great run through the 70s catalog of Muse Records, and one that's filled with some incredible bits that we'd rank right up there with the best work of the time on labels like Black Jazz or Strata East! Muse always had a way of really letting its artists do their thing – and you'll heard that clearly on some of the best cuts here – numbers that offer up surprisingly vibrant sides of the artists included, usually with some righteous undertones. Titles include Eddie Jefferson's rendering of "Freedom Jazz Dance" (and a very crazy one at that), Charles Earland's excellent stormer "Murilley", Kenny Barron's "Swamp Demon", Walter Bishop Jr's "Soul Village", Joao Donato's "Night Tripper", "Old Man Moses" by Grant Green, and three nice ones by Carlos Garnett – "Good Shepherd", "Banks Of The Nile", and "Taurus Woman", from the classic Black Love LP. CD

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VariousEsterno Giorno – Open Air Jazz & Psych Beats, Daytime Breaks, Latin & Bossa From The Italian RCA Film Music Vaults 1964 to 1976 (180 gram p ... LP
Four Flies (Italy), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy Gatefold ... $34.99
A killer compilation of rare Italian soundtrack treasures from the mid 60s to mid 70s – a decade's span of time with myriad groovy influences! Esterno Giorno is the second in a pair (so far...we're hoping for a series) of lovingly assembled soundtrack funk compilations put together by the Four Flies label, who were granted access to long neglected corners of the RCA archives. It's a stylistically fruitful period to say the least, with shades of the mod, psych, funk, soul, prog eras – smartly put together here with common elements holding it together in a cohesive whole – thanks in large part of driving percussion throughout. It's fantastic stuff, most of which has gone unreleased since the films screened back in the day! 16 tracks in all: "Stasera Mi Butto" by Gianfranco Riverberi, "Amore Formula 2" by Guycen, "Nell'Anno Della Luna" by Gino Conte, "Lovemaker" by Armando Trovajoli, "Nude Calde E Pure" by Piero Piccioni, "Un Posto Ideale Per Uccidere" by Bruno Lauzi, "Le Belve" by Nico Fidenco, "Femmina" by Carlo Savina, LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to just 500 copies – and includes the complete album on CD!)

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VariousEsterno Notte – Urban Jazz-Funk, Late Nite Breaks, Cinematic Prog & Psych From The Italian RCA Film Music Vaults 1970 to 1976 (180 gram pre ... LP
Four Flies (Italy), Early/Mid 70s. New Copy Gatefold ... $34.99
Fuzzy funk-steeped Italian soundtrack grooves of the finest, funkiest early 70s caliber – rare and unreleased gems mined from the RCA Film Music Vaults – with choice bits by Francesco De Masi, Gianni Marchetti, Guido & Maurizio De Angelis, Piero Umiliani and many more! This is a masterfully curated set, paring up some legendary names from the Italian soundtrack scene with comparably lesser-knowns, and it's filled with exciting numbers which have mostly gone undiscovered ever since! Having been granted the keys to RCA's archival castle, they've really dug up some incredible material, and it's put together with the utmost respect. Amazing! Includes "Il Trapianto" by Gregorio Garcia Segura, "Milano, Il Cla Dei Cabresi" by Gianni Marchetti, "Sortilegio" by Silvano D'Auria, "L'Insegnante" by Piero Umiliani, "Sistemo L'America E Torno" by Luis Bacalov, "L'Altro Dio" by Allessandro Alessandroni, "Commissariato Di Notturna" by Roberto Pregadio and many more. 16 in all – many previously unreleased, or issued on vinyl for the first time ever! LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to just 500 copies – and includes the complete album on CD!)

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✨✧ VariousLost Grooves – Rare & Previously Unissued Slices of Funk From The Vaults of Blue Note 1967 to 1970 ... CD
Blue Note, 1995. Used ... $7.99
Now out of print, and a heck of a great little set of rare and unissued tracks from the glory days of the Blue Note funk scene! For most of the 80s and early 90s, Blue Note US used to bad mouth the stuff from this period – but by the mid 90s, demand for the funky stuff from collectors and DJs led Blue Note to dig back in the vaults, and come up with this tasty batch of goodies! Titles include "It's Your Thing" by Grant Green, "Brother Soul (alternate)" by Lou Donaldson, "You Want Me To Stop Loving You" by Stanley Turrentine, "Dancin In An Easy Groove" by Lonnie Smith, "Village Lee (alternate)" by John Patton, "The Scorpion (alternate)" by Lou Donaldson, and "Hold On, I'm Comin" by Reuben Wilson. CD
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VariousSurinam Funk Force – More Boogie & Disco Funk From The Surinamese Dance Floors ... CD
Rush Hour (Netherlands), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $15.99
A huge range of funky soul cuts from a very surprising source – the nation of Surinam, which didn't earn its independence until the mid 70s – which then seemed to pave the way for a big wave of wonderful music like this! The cuts often have a groove that's more northern hemisphere club than you'd expect from the nation's South American locale – and given that the nation was previously under the control of the Dutch, there's a lot of back/forth action here with European sounds, styles, and studios – which results in some great grooves that have a really unique hybrid in their approach! Rhythms are strong, but never too slick – never totally polished, as in a Euro disco mode – and instead maybe feel like some of the best underground New York material of the period – especially the sort that was drawing influence from communities of new immigrants. Some tracks have straightforward vocals, others have more of a group chant vibe – and most cuts have at least one key jazzy element, which really sharpens up the sound. Titles include "Happines" by Errol De La Fuente, "Born To Boogie" by Steve Watson, "Craziest" by Sonny Khoeblal, "The Funky G" by Sumy, "Love Dance" by Eddie Tailor, "Kaseko Attack" by Ronald Snijders, "Jamasa Roro" by Astaria, "Tirsa Song" by Sound Track Orchestra & Silvy, "Jhoom Le" by Cyntia, "Freedom Is The Thing" by Langa Langa, and "Jammin With The Jam Band" by Jam Band 80. CD
Also available Surinam Funk Force – More Boogie & Disco Funk From The Surinamese Dance Floors ... LP 21.99
 
 
 



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