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Earl Hines & Budd JohnsonEarl Hines & Budd Johnson ... CD
Black & Blue (France), 1974. Used ... $13.99
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(Out of print.)
 
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✨✧ Oliver Nelson, Jimmy Smith, Johnny Hodges, etcLeonard Feather's Encyclopedia Of Jazz In The 60s Vol 1 – The Blues ... LP
Verve, Mid 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $5.99
Looks like a compilation, but a set that features some great material! Side one features Oliver Nelson directing a special group with JJ Johnson on trombone, Nat Adderley and Clark Terry on trumpets, Phil Woods and Jerome Richardson on reeds, and Hank Jones on piano – on titles that include "St Louis Blues", "I Remember Bird", and "John Brown's Blues". Jimmy Smith and Wes Montgomery jam on "OGD", Johnny Hodges and Earl Hines play "C Jam Blues", and Count Basie swings "Blues For Eileen". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, a bit of peeling from sticker removal, and small pieces of clear tape on the bottom seams.)

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Tony ScottTony Scott Quartet ... LP
Brunswick, Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $23.99
Classic early work from Tony Scott – a set of clarinet tracks performed with a quartet – featuring Dick Katz on piano, Earl May or Milt Hinton on bass, and Philly Joe Jones or Ossie Johnson on drums. The style's a great mix of bop and swing – in that mode that Tony always brought to his best work of the time, and which pushed an understanding of the clarinet in jazz long past the swing years. Titles include the long original "Blues for Ava", in two parts, plus "Goodbye", and "Swootie Patootie". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, from 1978, with the original insert.)

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✨✧ VariousSoul Emissaries – Super Funk – Rare Black American Music From The 1970s & 80s ... CD
BGP (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... $14.99
A really great entry in the excellent Super Funk series – one that offers up cuts that are every bit as strong on their soulful vocals as they are their funky grooves! The track selection is wonderful – rare cuts from 45s, of the sort that funk diggers have been trading for years – plus some of those extra-special unreleased tracks, which the folks at Ace/BGP always seem able to dig up through their access to the vaults! The notes are filled with rare photos, label scans, and loads of information on the cuts – showing that their selection here wasn't just a random process – and despite the title, most tracks here are 70s numbers from the heavy funk years. Titles include "Dark Skin Woman" by Billy Cee, "Love Highjacker" by George Jackson, "You Bring The Tears" by Sampson & Delilah, "Born To Live With Heartache" by Mary Lvoe, "Sweet Thang" by William Bostic, "Foolish Man (part 2)" by The Huck Daniels Co, "Work It Out" by Marcene Harris, "Jodine" by Earl Harris, "Funky Kingston" by Tribe, "Brother Jack" by The Funky Kids, "Forgotten" by Lamont Johnson, "Daddy Please Stay Home" by Obrey Wilson, and "So Fine" by Chet Ivey & His Fabulous Avengers. CD

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✨✧ BB KingLA Midnight ... LP
ABC, 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
BB King brings in a sweet dose of jazz to his work – just a touch of the funkier backings that some of his electric contemporaries were getting at the time – maybe not as hard-wailing as some of the Chess funky blues records, but definitely somewhere in that direction! Players on the date include Mel Brown and Jesse Davis on guitars, Bobby Bryant on trumpet, Red Holloway on tenor, Plas Johnson on baritone, Clifford Coulter and Victor Feldman on piano, and the great Earl Palmer on drums. Titles include "Help The Poor", "Can't You Hear Me Talking To You", "Midnight", "I Got Some Help I Don't Need", "I've Been Blue Too Long", "Lucille's Granny, and "Can't You Hear Me Talking To You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a small cutout hole.)
 
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Andy & The Bey SistersRound Midnight (original pressing) ... LP
Prestige, 1965. Very Good+ ... $14.99
One of the rare few records recorded by a young Andy Bey and his sisters! The group was an obscure jazz harmony trio formed by Andy in his earlier years – and it features him on piano, joining with the vocals of his two sisters Salome and Geradine Bey – in a soulful, moody style that's unlike anything else we can think of! Their three heavenly voices are backed by Kenny Burrell's guitar, Milt Hinton's bass, and Osie Johnson's drums, and there's lots of room around the arrangments for the Beys to stretch out and sing beautifully. Includes a haunting arrangment of "Round Midnight", plus "God Bless The Child", "Everytime We Say Goodbye", "Solitude", and the "Love Medley". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover is great on front – and has some very interesting jazz DJ notes on back.)

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✨✧ Brighter Side Of DarknessLove Jones ... LP
20th Century, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A tremendous bit of harmony soul from Chicago – one of the few cases where the Windy City really gave the east coast a run for its money – and the landmark album from teen soul quartet Brighter Side Of Darkness! Although young, Brighter Side managed to bring a depth to their work that was way more than kiddie soul – a heartfelt, heartbreaking quality that was all adult, no matter how youthful the themes – and their vocals are a perfect contrast to the fuller arrangements from producers Clarence Johnson and Johnny Cameron. The set contains the group's classic "Love Jones", still one of the best fragile harmony tracks of the early 70s – plus loads of other great numbers like "I Owe You Love", "I'm A Loser", "Just A Little Bit", and a superb remake of "Summer Ride". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Love Jones ... LP 16.99

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Brighter Side Of DarknessLove Jones ... LP
20th Century, 1973. Very Good- ... $16.99
A tremendous bit of harmony soul from Chicago – one of the few cases where the Windy City really gave the east coast a run for its money – and the landmark album from teen soul quartet Brighter Side Of Darkness! Although young, Brighter Side managed to bring a depth to their work that was way more than kiddie soul – a heartfelt, heartbreaking quality that was all adult, no matter how youthful the themes – and their vocals are a perfect contrast to the fuller arrangements from producers Clarence Johnson and Johnny Cameron. The set contains the group's classic "Love Jones", still one of the best fragile harmony tracks of the early 70s – plus loads of other great numbers like "I Owe You Love", "I'm A Loser", "Just A Little Bit", and a superb remake of "Summer Ride". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has edge wear & a cut corner.)
Also available Love Jones ... LP 9.99

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Clifford BrownBrownie Speaks – The Blue Note Albums (3CD set) ... CD
Blue Note, Early 50s. Used ... $21.99
Seminal work from one of the greatest trumpeters of the 20th Century – and a musician who helped his instrument find a whole new voice in jazz during his short time on this planet! The set brings together all of Clifford Brown's classic work for Blue Note, but in their original format – the selection of 10" albums that came out in the early 50s, and opened up countless ears to his style on the trumpet – a mode that could be incredibly hard biting at times, but also soulful and sweet as well – balanced beautifully amidst the different settings offered here. Each set of tracks recaptures the original 10" track selection, with alternates or rare tracks added only at the end – and the package features all the material from the 10" albums Jay Jay Johnson With Clifford Brown, New Faces New Sounds, New Star On The Horizon, and all volumes of A Night At Birdland With Art Blakey Quintet. Musicians include Gigi Gryce on alto and flute, Jimmy Heath on tenor, JJ Johnson on trombone, Lou Donaldson on alto, Charlie Rouse on tenor, Horace Silver or Elmo Hope on piano, and Art Blakey, Philly Joe Jones, and Kenny Clarke on drums. 42 tracks, in a hardcover book-style package with lots of images and notes! CD
(Barcode has a cutout mark.)

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Paul BryantSomething's Happening ... LP
Fantasy, Early 60s. Very Good- ... $13.99
A hard-wailing organ groover from Paul Bryant – an oft-forgotten west coast Hammond player who really grooved in the 60s! The album's one of Bryant's roughest, and has a down and dirty feel that's different from the earlier records he cut with Curtis Amy. Plas Johnson is on the set, playing with a really hard sound – much more so than on any of his 50s LPs – and the rest of the lineup includes Jules Broussard, Junius Simmons, Johnny Kirkwood, and Clarence Gatemouth Brown (of all folks!) The album includes 2 nice long tracks – "Why Me", and a version of "The Masquerade Is Over" – plus shorter original groovers like "Flutter", "Jacks", and "Is As". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ray BryantLittle Susie ... CD
Columbia (Japan), Early 60s. Used ... $11.99
Hard-hitting trio work from Ray – one of his early albums for Columbia, and the record that gave him a surprisingly big hit! "Little Susie" is one of those early 60s soul jazz standards, the kind of catchy tune that got played all over the place on radio, and which forever put the artist at the top of the list for recording dates and live sets for a few years. Ray's riding high here – with a trio that features brother Tommy Bryant on bass, and either Eddie Locke or Gus Johnson on drums – and the album's got lots of other short tracks with a similar down-home soul jazz kind of approach. Titles include "Blues For Norrie", "Big Buddy", "Greensleeves", and "If I Can Just Make It". CD
(Includes obi.)

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Ray Bryant TrioRay Bryant Trio/Dancing The Big Twist ... CD
Columbia/Collectables, 1956/1962. Used ... $13.99
2 of Ray's early albums for Columbia – back to back on one CD! Ray Bryant Trio is Ray's first full LP, recorded shortly after his initial session with Betty Carter, which was also issued by Epic. The album's got Ray grooving in a hard early soul jazz mode – working in a trio with either Kenny Clarke or Osie Johnson on drums, and Wyatt Reuther on bass. Candido joins in on congas on 2 of the album's best tracks – a hard grooving take on "Night In Tunisia", plus Ray's classic "Cubano Chant", a dancing Latin groover that went onto become an oft-recorded Latin Jazz standard. Other titles include "Pawn Ticket", "Philadelphia Bound", and "Off Shore". Dancing The Big Twist was recorded as a follow-up to Ray's Madison Time album – one that has Columbia Records letting him loose on another dance craze – the twist! The set has none of the hoke of a Chubby Checker record, though – and instead, it's one of Ray's best soul jazz sides of the 60s, an excellent sextet session that's done with a gutbuckety groove, and which really sparkles thanks to some tight horn work by Joe Newman, Buddy Tate, and Matthew Gee. Ray's heavy left hand grooves really jump the whole set up nicely – and titles include "Big Susie", "Twist On", "Twist City", "Twistin On A Cat's Paw", and "Do That Twist". CD
(Out of print.)

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Jimmy ClevelandRhythm Crazy ... LP
EmArcy, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $14.99
One of Cleveland's best albums ever – recorded with arrangements by Benny Golson and Gigi Gryce, both of whom give the album more of a soulful swing than you'd hear on some of Cleveland's earlier work. The group is a septet – with Jerome Richardson and Golson on reeds, Art Farmer on trumpet, Hank Jones on piano, Milt Hinton on bass, and Osie Johnson on drums – and it swings a bit like some of the Jazztet recordings for Argo around the same time. Titles include "Tom Kattin", "Our Delight", "Tricotism", and "Reminiscing". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a few light stains, and a small ink stamp on the back. Vinyl plays with a short click on side 2, track 3.)

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George ColemanMy Horns Of Plenty ... CD
Birdology/Dreyfus (France), 1991. Used ... $5.99
A rare moment in the major label spotlight for George Coleman – an early 90s session for Verve, and one that should have gotten him the same sort of ongoing recognition as contemporary sessions at the label by JJ Johnson, Randy Weston, and Joe Henderson! The format here is spare, but nicely varied – with Coleman on a tenor, soprano, and alto saxes alongside a trio of Harold Mabern on piano, Ray Drummond on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums. With a rhythm section that strong, you could almost throw just about any player up against them and get something great – but Coleman's also really pushing to the forefront of the tunes on most numbers, blowing with a deep voice and strong sound that almost recalls some of the work that Eric Alexander did in later years with Mabern. Titles include "Old Folks", "Lush Life", "Conrad", "My Romance", "You Mean So Much To Me", and "The Sheik Of Araby". CD
(Out of print. French pressing.)

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Miles DavisEnigma (10 inch EP) ... LP
Blue Note, 1952/1953. Very Good+ ... $13.99
A real enigma from Miles Davis – rare material from the Blue Note vaults, issued here for the first time ever – and done as a totally sweet 10" album! The cover and package are great – and the music is even better – very much in the most sparkling spirit of Davis' early 10" albums for Blue Note – with a lineup that includes JJ Johnson on trombone, Jimmy Heath on tenor, Jackie McLean on alto sax, Gil Coggins on piano, Percy Heath or Oscar Pettiford on bass, and Art Blakey or Kenny Clarke on drums! Titles include "Enigma (alt take 1)", "Kelo (alt take 1)", "Chance It (alt take 3)", and "Chance It (alt take 4)". LP, Vinyl record album
(2014 Black Friday Release.)

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Miles DavisMiles Davis Vol 2 (aka Young Man With A Horn Vol 2) (10 inch LP) ... LP
Blue Note, 1952. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.99
Brilliant early work by Miles Davis – some of his first truly important sessions to appear under his own name, and material that's awash with new ideas and bold inspirations! The Miles heard here is a bit more straight bop than Davis a few years later on Prestige – but that's not a problem at all, because the whole thing leaves us breathless with his ability to create in close company – and all the stunning new sounds he brings to the trumpet – already groundbreaking, even at this early point in his career! There's less of the muted, moody moments – and a bit more of the bold, brash lines – and the players also include a stunning young Jimmy Heath on tenor – plus JJ Johnson on trombone, Gil Coggins on piano, and Art Blakey on drums. Titles include "Tempus Fugit", "Kelo", "Enigma", "Ray's Ida", "Enigma", and "CTA". 2014 Blue Note Authorized Dealer pressing – in celebration of Blue Note's 75th Anniversary – and the indie retailers that support them! LP, Vinyl record album

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Art FarmerWork Of Art ... LP
New Jazz, 1954. Near Mint- ... $34.99
A great batch of material that Art Farmer recorded for Prestige in the early fifties. This is way before he got hyper-lyrical, and his playing is raw and hard on a bunch of Quincy Jones arrangements, including the savage cut "Mau-Mau", which features a very early use of the electric bass, driving drumming by Sonny Johnson, and a savage Afro groove. This cut alone is worth the price of the album, and deserves to be a club classic. LP, Vinyl record album
(Great Japanese pressing – with textured cover and insert.)

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Dizzy GillespieSchool Days ... LP
Regent/Savoy, 1951. Very Good ... $19.99
A bebop classic from Dizzy Gillespie – a full album comprised of some famous 78s recorded for the Savoy label at the start of the 50s – the kind of hard-grooving material that made Diz a fan favorite right from the start! There's some nice use of vocals in the mix – not just from Dizzy, but also from Joe Carroll as well – an overlooked vocalese genius from the early days of bebop – not as well-known as Eddie Jefferson or King Pleasure, but working here in a very similar spirit! Diz sings with Joe a bit too, and other players include JJ Johnson on trombone, Milt Jackson on vibes, Bill Graham on alto and baritone sax, and Wynton Kelly on piano. Cuts include "Bopsie's Blues", "School Days", "We Love To Boogie", "Umbrella Man", "I Couldn't Beat The Rap", "Pop's Confession", and "Lady Be Good". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Regent pressing with a deep groove and RVG etching. Cover has small seam splits.)

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Bobby GlennShout It Out! (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Koala/KTI (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $19.99
A rare indie set from singer Bobby Glenn – but one that's got both a very unusual vibe, and some top-shelf production and arrangements – thanks to work from Ralph Johnson of Earth Wind & Fire! The vibe here has some of the tight, full qualities of early EWF at their best – filtered through a more diverse sort of song style, which has Bobby really warming us up on the mellow cuts with these rich, soulful vocals – then stepping back a bit more on the groovers, to let the instrumentation share center stage! The set's one of those rare gems that's definitely worth all the fuss – as it offers up such a different conception of 70s soul, it reminds us why it's so good to dig far from the mainstream – as you'll hear on cuts that include "Sounds Like A Love Song", "Shout It Out", "Must Be Funk", "Morning Song", "Ask", and "Hey Love". CD

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Lenis Guess & OthersStory Of Lenis Guess ... CD
Tramp (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $12.99
Funky soul from Virginia's great Lenis Guess – best known as the leader of the Raw Soul combo, but also a hell of a singer on his own – as well as a producer, arranger, songwriter, and label owner too! This massive package showcases all of Guess' mighty talents – and brings together a range of his own rare singles – both for his own label and others – plus productions that Lenis recorded with other artists at the time – including a number done for his own tiny DPG label. And although Guess was located in Norfolk – off near the coast of Virginia – he still managed to grab some top-shelf talent at the time – both male and female singers with a mighty deep range that's more than enough to make waves on the global scene all these many years later. The package features nice historical notes – and titles include "Funky Virginia" and "Let Home Cross Your Mind" by Sir Guy, "What Have You Heard" and "Clown Suit" by Terry Sinclair, "She Broke Down" by Little Richard III, "Stormy Weather" by Dorsey Brockington, "Thank Goodness Gotta Good Woman" by Page One, "Feels So Good" by Shirley Johnson, "Candy Man" by Josephine Jones, "Superman" by Barbara Stant, "Leave My Beat Alone" by Raw Soul, and the Lenis Guess tracks "Working For My Baby", "In My Room, "Thank You Baby", "For All You've Been", "Some Woman's Bedroom, "How You Gonna Do It", "That Beat's Got The Devil In It", and "Why Why Why'd She Leave Me". CD
Also available Story Of Lenis Guess (with download) ... LP 18.99

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Lenis Guess & OthersStory Of Lenis Guess (with download) ... LP
Tramp (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $18.99
Funky soul from Virginia's great Lenis Guess – best known as the leader of the Raw Soul combo, but also a hell of a singer on his own – as well as a producer, arranger, songwriter, and label owner too! This massive package showcases all of Guess' mighty talents – and brings together a range of his own rare singles – both for his own label and others – plus productions that Lenis recorded with other artists at the time – including a number done for his own tiny DPG label. And although Guess was located in Norfolk – off near the coast of Virginia – he still managed to grab some top-shelf talent at the time – both male and female singers with a mighty deep range that's more than enough to make waves on the global scene all these many years later. The package features nice historical notes – and titles include "Funky Virginia" and "Let Home Cross Your Mind" by Sir Guy, "What Have You Heard" and "Clown Suit" by Terry Sinclair, "She Broke Down" by Little Richard III, "Stormy Weather" by Dorsey Brockington, "Thank Goodness Gotta Good Woman" by Page One, "Feels So Good" by Shirley Johnson, "Candy Man" by Josephine Jones, "Superman" by Barbara Stant, "Leave My Beat Alone" by Raw Soul, and the Lenis Guess tracks "Working For My Baby", "In My Room, "Thank You Baby", "For All You've Been", "Some Woman's Bedroom, "How You Gonna Do It", "That Beat's Got The Devil In It", and "Why Why Why'd She Leave Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes full album download.)
Also available Story Of Lenis Guess ... CD 12.99

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Coleman HawkinsColeman Hawkins (aka The Hawk Swings) ... LP
Crown, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $5.99
An obscure session that was nearly lost, because it was issued on a cheapo label – but which features some really great work from Coleman Hawkins! The format is small combo, with long tracks that really open up – and Hawk is blowing in that fantastic mode that he began to use a lot around the end of the 50s. His tone is incredible – at once deep and soulful, but also touched with some raspiness and a bit of a biting reed approach – almost a bit of Sonny Rollins at times, with a sound that really makes us want to listen to more work from this fruitful (and overlooked) time in Hawk's career! Players include Thad Jones on trumpet, Eddie Costa on piano and vibes, George Duvivier on bass, and Osie Johnson on drums – and titles include "Bean In Orbit", "Stalking", "Moodsville", and "Hassle". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split top seam, white tape on the spine, and clear tape on the bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Woody HermanSwing Low, Sweet Clarinet ... LP
Philips, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A sweet small group session from Woody Herman – with the man himself on clarinet, plus Nat Pierce on piano, Chuck Andrus on bass, and Gus Johnson on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has pieces of red tape and clear tape on the spine.)

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Son HouseReal Delta Blues – 14 Songs From The Man Who Taught Robert Johnson ... LP
Blue Goose, Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Rare late recordings from the great Son House – a key figure in the early blues scene in the Mississippi Delta, but heard here during some at-home sessions recorded during his rediscovery in the 60s! House has lost none of his power over the years – and, if anything, the passage of time has really sharpened the sense of humanity in his music, and improved his work on guitar – to a point where even the spare choices of notes seem to be right on the money to illuminate the words of the songs. Most tracks are originals – and titles include "Pony Blues", "A Down The Staff", "The DT Moan", "Trouble Blue", "Lake Cormorant Blues", "Milkcow's Calf Blues", "Rochester Blues", and "Hobo". LP, Vinyl record album

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Terry Huff & Special DeliveryLonely One (voc, inst) ... 7-inch
Mainstream, 1976. Very Good+ ... $0.49
A great lost bit of east coast soul – arranged and conducted by Al Johnson, and featuring the raw falsetto vocals of Terry Huff. The track shows the east coast sound in a more well-produced era, with a tighter sound than on earlier group singles – but the cut's still a nice one, with a style that hints at Al's later modern soul work. 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
 
 



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