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Barbara DaneLivin' With the Blues ... LP
Dot, 1959. Very Good ... $19.99
Icy vocals by this underrecorded singer, from a session in L.A. with Earl Fatha Hines leading a group that features Plas Johnson, Herbie Harper, Shelly Manne, and Benny Carter. Nice choice of obscure material, like "Hundred Years from Today", "Mecca Flat Blues", and the title cut. LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has a small mark from sticker removal and initials in marker on back.)

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✨✧ Budd JohnsonDefinitive Black & Blue Sessions – Mr Bechet ... CD
Black & Blue (France), 1974. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An album dedicated to Sidney Bechet, but one that features some mighty strong tenor and soprano sax from the great Budd Johnson – a player who enjoyed the same sort of overseas attention as Bechet, but blew a much bolder horn! The album's an easygoing gem – of the sort that Johnson hardly ever got to cut in the US back in the day – and while Budd's tenor is always a big draw for us, his work on soprano sax is equally amazing here – blown with almost as much depth as his bigger horn, but with longer lines, and a nicely snakey feel that's really compelling – almost a 70s transformation of the older legacy from Bechet. The group features Earl Hines on piano, Jimmy Leary on bass, and Panama Francis on drums – and titles include "Am I Wasting My Time", "Dirty Old Man", "Linger Awhile", "Blues For Sale", and "Gone With The Wind". CD

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✨✧ VariousOne Track Mind – More Motown Guys ... CD
Kent (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Never-heard songs from the Motown empire of the 60s – all new discoveries from the label's mighty deep vaults – all of them totally great tracks that make for a superb new look at the Detroit powerhouse of soul! Many of these cuts are in a Northern Soul mode – the kind of upbeat groovers that made Motown a huge favorite on the British scene right from the start, and which make the UK Kent label a perfect spot to showcase work this great – with detailed notes on all the tracks, excellent sound quality, and an impeccable ear for choosing just the right sort of tracks to pop a groove like the bigger singles from the label. Some of the cuts here are early recordings by artists who'd later break big, others are more obscure Motown acts – and the package features 24 titles that include "Goose Wobbling Time" by Popcorn Wylie, "I'll Be Satisfied" by Frank Wilson, "Where Are You" by Ivy Jo, "One Track Mind" by Marv Johnson, "Heart To Heart" by Earl Van Dyke, "Head Over Heels In Love With You Baby" by Edwin Starr, "I'm Here Now That You Need Me" by The Fantastic Four, "Imagination Is Running Wild" by The Spinners, "The In Crowd" by Jimmy Ruffin, "Wish I Didn't Love You So" by The Monitors, "The Touch Of Venus" by Marvin Gaye, "I'd Rather Forget" by The Temptations, and "Kissing In The Shadows" by Johnny Bristol. CD

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✨✧ VariousStompin' 17 – 22 Crazed Rhythm' N' Blues Pounders! ... CD
Norton, 1950s/1960s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Includes 22 tracks from King Solomon, Syl Johnson, Dean & Jean, Earl Chatman, Viola Russell, Little Irvin, Lucky Carmichael, Gus Jenkins, and Jimmy Toliver. CD
(Out of print.)

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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 a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ VariousClassic Jazz Piano Styles – 16 Definitive Piano Solos By Men Who Made The Piano A Jazz Instrument ... LP
RCA, 1920s/1930s/1940s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Featuring Albert Ammons, Pete Johnson, Fats Waller, Jimmy Yangey, Jelly Roll Morton, and Earl Hines. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ T Bone WalkerT Bone Blues ... CD
Atlantic, Early 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Later work from T-Bone, but very much in the style of his best R&B work! The album features small group backings that do the best to bring out the jazzier side of T-Bone's style – one that was a direct influence on countless jazz funk guitarists in later years – and players include Plas Johnson, Earl Palmer, Lloyd Glenn, and Barney Kessell playing some second guitar. Titles include "T Bone Blues", "Papa Ain't Salty", "Two Bones & A Pick", "Mean Old World", "T Bone Shuffle", and "Blues For Marili". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousMainstream Modern Soul – 1969 to 1976 ... CD
Kent/Mainstream (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A huge array of soul tracks from the Mainstream label – an imprint that was probably best known for its jazz work of the early 70s, and as the launching pad for a few key rock groups – but one who also cut some killer soul tracks in the best New York and Philly styles of the period! Mainstream only ever issued most of its soul material as singles – 45s issued on their own label, and under the IX Chains, Brown Dog, and New Moon imprints too – spread out in an array of under-circulated, poorly-distributed releases that never fully got their due at the time – partly because much of the music was years ahead of its time! There's a groove here that reminds us of the hippest sounds from bigger labels – including Philly International or All-Platinum – with a similar blend of sweetness, honest vocal performances, and some top-shelf studio work that gives the lyrics a hell of an instrumental push, but all without ever sounding slick or commercial. The package is a much-needed look at this scattered legacy – and brings together 24 rare cuts that include "These Memories" by Almeta Lattimore, "I'm The One Who Loves You" by JG Lewis, "Come Back (part 1)" by The Fantastic Puzzles, "I Can't Give You Up" by Linda Perry, "It Ain't Like It Used To Be" by Randolph Brown & Company, "No Rebate On Love" by The Dramatics, "You're A Friend Of Mine" by Words Of Wisdom, "Satisfy My Woman" by Calvin Arnold, "Plain Out Of Luck" by Nia Johnson, "We're Not Too Young To Fall In Love" by Jackey Beavers Show, "Let The People Talk" by The Steptones, "To Whom It May Concern" by Ellerine Harding, "It's So Real" by McArthur, "Stop & Think A Minute" by Charles Beverly, and "That's The Way She Is" by Bobby Earl Williams. CD

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✨✧ Screamin' Jay HawkinsWhat That Is (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Philips/Universal (Spain), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Screamin Jay Hawkins caught at the height of one of his first "revival" periods – the late 60s, when he was opening for the Rolling Stones, and popping out of the same sort of coffin pictured on the cover! The style of the record takes the older R&B mode of Hawkins' 50s singles, and maybe gives it a bit more of a kick with some of the younger blues generation – but in a way that only seems to open up his music more than before. The album was recorded live in a Hollywood club, where Hawkins was clearly trying out the act that was winning him appeal with the new crowds – and players include Lyle Ritz on bass, Plas Johnson on tenor, Earl Palmer on drums, and even a bit of piano from Grahame Bond. Titles include "Ask Him", "Thing Called Woman", "Dig", "I'm Lonely", "What That Is", "Constipation Blues", and "Feast Of The Mau Mau". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)
 
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David Earle JohnsonTime Is Free ... LP
Vanguard, 1977. Very Good ... $3.99
A weird little record – but not without some nice moments! The record was produced and put together by Jan Hammer – and in many ways, is very much like his hard-jamming fusion work fo the time. Earle plays congas, timbales, moog, and other percussion – and also sings on a number of cuts, often with some sort of vocal programming. Hammer's on most tracks too – jamming away on keyboards and synth with a strong sound that predates Miami Vice, and which sounds a lot rougher and meaner. There's definitely some good tracks on here that would appeal to any fan of funky fusion, but there's also some weirder noodlier bits too. Titles include "Sea Sand & Sun", "Safes", "Skin Long & Street Suite", "Lofts", "Time Is Free", and "Ten Little Times". LP, Vinyl record album
(Back cover has light staining & some peeling.)

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Syl JohnsonUptown Shakedown (with download) ... LP
Hi Records/Fat Possum, 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $12.99 17.99
A different sound than usual for Syl Johnson – but a record that still has loads of those amazing vocals we love from Syl! The style's mostly modern soul – with a tightness that's different from the grit of earlier Johnson albums – that mode in which other singers of the time were tightening up their bag too. The approach works especially well on the midtempo groovers – which have the bite of Johnson's vocals providing a great contrast tot he smoother grooves of the instrumentation – in ways that really deepen the feel of the tunes, but in ways that are very different than classic work from Syl. Titles include "Mystery Lady", "Blue Water", "Who's Gonna Love You", "You're The Star Of The Show", "Gimme Little Sign", and a 9 minute "Otis Redding Medley". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Syl JohnsonMy Gift ... LP
Federal/Numero, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $12.99
A perfect snapshot of early Syl Johnson – with all the 45 sides he cut for Federal at the very end of the 50s and into the first couple years of the 60s! This is incredibly prescient work, building off the formative bedrock of late 50s rhythm & blues, while paving the way for gritty but beautiful soul to come! Even at this early point in his career, Syl's voice is a mature vessel for raw emotion. What a gift it is! Includes Syl's smoking cover of James Brown's "Please, Please, Please", "Teardrops", "They Who Love", "Lonely Man", "His Gift", "I've Got To Find My Baby", "She's So Fine – I Just Gotta Make Her Mine", "I Wanna Know", "Well Oh Well", "I'm Looking For My Baby" and more. 14 tracks in all. LP, Vinyl record album

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CadillacsPlease, Mr. Johnson ... CD
Dr Horse, Mid 50s-Early 60s. Used ... $5.99
This is a collection of 19 tracks from these East Coast Doo-Woppers. The tracks span from 1954 to 1961 and include such songs as "Gloria", "That's All I Need", "Please, Mr. Johnson", "Copy Cat", "Cool It Fool", and "Jay Walker". CD
(Appears to be a CDr.)

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JJ Johnson, Kai Winding, Bennie Green & Willie DenFour Trombones (Fantasy pressing) ... LP
Debut/Fantasy, Early 50s. Very Good+ ... $28.99
A Fantasy issue of one of the best early albums on the legendary Debut label – a unique 4 trombone session that features the talents of JJ Johnson, Kai Winding, Bennie Green, and Willie Dennis – all set to rhythm by the trio of John Lewis on piano, Charles Mingus on bass, and Art Taylor on drums! The players all get plenty of room to solo – stretching out nicely on the tracks, and resisting the popular multi-trombone style of ensemble work of the time. The full length album has different tracks than the similar 10" version of the session – long takes on "I'll Remember April", "Stardust", "Move" and "Blues For Some Bones". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red vinyl pressing! Cover has a name on the back, and a tiny bit of seam splitting – but is nice overall.)

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Marc JohnsonBass Desires ... LP
ECM, 1986. Very Good ... $5.99
One of the leading lights of the ECM Records scene in the early 80s – bassist Marc Johnson, working here with his successful Bass Desires group! The lineup features some wonderful interplay on stringed instruments – Johnson's bass, and guitars from both John Scofield and Bill Frisell, the later of whom also plays a bit of guitar synthesizer, in very ECM-shaped lines. Drums are from Peter Erskine, who's well-heard when the moment allows – and titles include "Samurai Hee Haw", "Mojo Highway", "Thanks Again", "Bass Desires", and "Black Is The Color Of My True Love's Hair". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear & a sticker spot.)

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Rozetta JohnsonWoman's Way – The Complete Rozetta Johnson 1963 to 1975 ... CD
Clintone/Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
The complete recordings of a crucially overlooked deep soul singer – the amazing Rozetta Johnson, a voice that should have been as big as Aretha Franklin or Gladys Knight, if there were any justice in the world! And Johnson isn't just a great singer on her own – she gets incredible help here from Sam Dees – a hell of a songwriter, and a great producer that puts Rozetta in perfect territory – a mode that's often more righteous than traditional southern soul, with some funky currents at the bottom – and an overall badass vibe that fits her vocals perfectly! There was a previous collection of Rozetta's music about a decade ago – but this set supercedes that with excellent sound and some unreleased alternate tracks, too – plus the usual top-shelf Ace/Kent presentation, which makes the collection as much of a joy to hold as it is to hear. Titles include "Mama Was A Bad Seed (alt)", "You Better Keep What You Got (alt)", "I Can Feel My Love Coming Down", "It's Been So Nice", "Personal Woman", "Chained & Bound", "Holding The Losing Hand", "Who Are You Gonna Love (Your Woman Or Your Wife)", "Mine Was Real", "A Woman's Way", "Willow Weep For Me", "That Hurts", "For That Man Of Mind", "How Can You Lose Something You Never Had", and "To Love Somebody". CD

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Syl JohnsonComplete Mythology (4CD set) ... CD
Numero, Late 50s/1960s/1970s. New Copy 4 CDs ... $29.99
A really really amazing package – the full story of the early years of Syl Johnson – one of the funkiest soul singers to ever come from Chicago! Syl's music has become the stuff of legend over the years – initially collected in rare funky 45s and two even rarer albums – then sampled heavily, compiled frequently, and spun out to a huge global audience that Johnson never had back in the day. Yet throughout the years, things were never done properly – and certainly with any sense of history or continuity that would unite the music – until now. The box and booklet alone are completely beautiful – the latter filled with vintage photos, personal recollections by Syl, and some great Numero writing – not to mention much-needed details on the recordings within. The CDs come in a very cool LP-styled jacket – and the whole thing slides together as sweetly as the funky music within. None of the Hi Records material is included – just material from labels that include Twilight/Twinight, King/Federal, Shama, TMP/Ting, Zachron, One-Derful, Cha Cha, Special Agent, and P-Vine – including a number of tracks never issued before. CD
(Finally on CD!)
Also available Complete Mythology (6LPs & 4CDs box set) ... LP 68.99

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Syl JohnsonComplete Mythology (6LPs & 4CDs box set) ... LP
Numero, Late 50s/1960s/1970s. New Copy 6LPs/4CDs ... $68.99 79.98
A really really amazing package – the full story of the early years of Syl Johnson – one of the funkiest soul singers to ever come from Chicago! Syl's music has become the stuff of legend over the years – initially collected in rare funky 45s and two even rarer albums – then sampled heavily, compiled frequently, and spun out to a huge global audience that Johnson never had back in the day. Yet throughout the years, things were never done properly – and certainly with any sense of history or continuity that would unite the music – until now. The folks at Numero have really outdone themselves this time – not just by including both CD (4 of them) and LP (6 of those) versions of the music in the set – but also by coming up with one of the most attractive, uniquely packaged records we've ever seen! The box and booklet alone are completely beautiful – the latter filled with vintage photos, personal recollections by Syl, and some great Numero writing – not to mention much-needed details on the recordings within. And the LPs each come in their own jackets – two of which mimic the original Twinight albums, the other four of which create Shama, Trip, and Federal label albums of Johnson's music – records that didn't exist back in the 60s, but which look as if they've come from a time machine! The CDs come in a very cool LP-styled jacket – and the whole thing slides together as sweetly as the funky music within. None of the Hi Records material is included – just material from labels that include Twilight/Twinight, King/Federal, Shama, TMP/Ting, Zachron, One-Derful, Cha Cha, Special Agent, and P-Vine – including a number of tracks never issued before. We could write for hours about how great this set is – but honestly, one look, or one listen, and you'll be hooked! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Complete Mythology (4CD set) ... CD 29.99

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✨✧ Lonnie JohnsonBlues By Lonnie Johnson ... LP
Bluesville, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Johnson's on vocals and guitar – with Hal Singer on tenor, Claude Hopkins on piano, Wendell Marshall on bass, and Bobby Donaldson on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(OBC pressing.)

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✨✧ Kai Winding & JJ JohnsonBrand New Swinging Together Again – The Great Kai & JJ ... CD
Impulse, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The famous 50s team of JJ Johnson and Kai Winding are reunited strongly here – after working alone for several years on their own projects! The groove here is a bit more open and less arranged than some of the pair's earlier projects – mostly just two trombones in the lead, soloing separately, with backing from a rhythm trio – split into two for each half of the album, with Bill Evans, Paul Chambers, and Roy Haynes handling side one; and Evans, Tommy Williams, and Art Taylor on side two. Tunes are short, but include deft demonstrations of the solo talents of each player – and titles include "Judy", "Alone Together", "Going, Going, Gong", "Trixie", "This Could Be The Start Of Something", "Georgia On My Mind", "I Concentrate On You", and "Just For A Thrill". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Alphonso JohnsonMoonshadows/Yesterday's Dreams/Spellbound ... CD
Epic/BGO (UK), 1976/1977. New Copy 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A great run of records from Alphonso Johnson – the best of his career, wrapped up here in one sweet set! First up is Moonshadows – one of the earliest of bassist Alphonso Johnson's funky fusion albums for Epic! Moonshadows is a nice little set of choppy grooves that recalls the best Herbie Hancock moments of the early 70s, plus some of the side projects of the Headhunters. Warmly funky, but with a nice edge – with a more jazz funk rooted sound than the later, slightly heavier Spellbound! The great group of players includes Patrice Rushen is on keyboards, Benny Maupin on reeds, Lee Ritenour on guitars, Airto Moriera on percussion, Gary Bartz on sax, plus Narada Michael Walden and Ndugu Chancler on drums. Tracks include "Stump", "Cosmoba Place", "Involuntary Bliss", "On The Case", "Amarteifio", "Pandora's Box" and the breezy "Up From The Cellar", which features vocals by Flora Purim! Yesterday's Dreams is a killer all-star session of funky fusion tracks – with a nice tight sound produced by Skip Drinkwater! Yesterday's Dreams differs a little from Alphonso's other strong mid 70s efforts in that it's not as spacey as a whole – but the rubbery, cleanly funky grooves are just as strong – and the record as a whole makes for more of a showcase for his excellent group of players! Bassist Johnson leads the session, but there's a huge amount of guests, such as Grover Washington, Patrice Rushen, Mike Clark, and Sheila Escovedo. Plus, Jon Lucien, Diane Reeves, Flora Purim, and Phillip Bailey all sing on the record! Titles include "One To One", "As Little As You", "Scapegoat", "Show Us The Way", "Tales Of Barcelona", and the future soul classic "Love's The Way I Feel 'Bout Cha". Spellbound is a soulfully spacey fusion set from Alphonso Johnson – with a really catchy sound! The maestro is working in an eclectic mode that's part Earth, Wind, & Fire, part Return To Forever, and part Alphonze Mouzon/Tommy Bolin jamming. The best moments on the record are the more straight ahead ones – which really flirt with chunky rock sounds on the other side of the rubbery fusion funkiness! Mouzon's working on all kinds of electric sounds on this one – a bunch of custom bass effects, steel drums and more – with Clyde Criner working with a long list of keys and synthesizers, Kevin Shireve on guitar and David Igelfeld on drums and percussion. Titles include "Face Blaster", "Summer Solstice", "Bahama Mama", "Nomads", and Moonlight Conversation" "Feelings Are. . .The Hardest Words To Say" and "Earthtales Suite". CD

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✨✧ Candy Johnson with the Milt Buckner TrioDefinitive Black & Blue Sessions – Candy's Mood ... CD
Black & Blue (France), 1973. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Candy Johnson is one of those hard-wailing tenorists who came up in the 40s – blowing strong enough to really stand out in the space of a bigger band, and really paving the way for R&B and soul jazz to come with his tight, powerful sound on the saxophone! This set brings Candy back into the spotlight after some time away from the studio – and really gives him a wonderful workout, in a trio headed by Hammond player Milt Buckner, featuring Clarence Gatemouth Brown on guitar and Michael Silva on drums. Given Brown's presence, there's some occasional blues elements in the mix – but overall, the record's got a vibe that's like some of those Prestige/Swingville sessions from the early 60s – when players from bigger groups were given a chance to stretch out in a more soulful small group setting. Johnson definitely does that here – and really wins us over with his sound – on titles that include "Freight Train", "Candy's Mood", "Jersey Bounce", "Girl From Ipanema", and "Until The Real Thing Comes Along". CD features the unissued "Tuxedo Junction", plus three more unissued alternate takes! CD

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✨✧ Roy Lee Johnson & The VillagersRoy Lee Johnson & The Villagers ... LP
Stax, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A smoking funky set from early 70s Stax Records – the only album we've ever seen from Roy Lee Johnson & The Villagers, and a stone cooker all the way through! The sound is hard and heavy on most numbers – with loads of funky 45-styled riffs – and the core group is a nicely self-contained unit, with a lot of focus on the rhythm section – but they also get some great help here from the Memphis Horns, who blow over the top beautifully, and add a nicely soulful vibe to the record! Drums are nice and hard – and titles include the killer "The Dryer (parts 1 & 2)", plus "Razorback Circus", "Robot", "Midnight At Riley's", "Don't Tell Me Nothing About My Woman", "Patch It Up", and "I'll Be Your Doctor Man". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousSoul Selection ... LP
Hubbub (UK), 1970s. Used ... Out Of Stock
An early entry in the rare groove compilation genre – from the excellent Hubbub label – one of the first to really do a great job of pulling together well-licensed tracks! The whole set list is great – and titles include the fantastic Roy Ayers-produced "Remember To Remember" by Rick Holmes – plus "Do You Really Love Me" by Janice Bullock, "Help is On The Way" by The Whatnauts, "Last Night Changed It All" by Esther Williams, "Is It Because I'm Black" by Syl Johnson, "Now That I Have You" by Tommy McGee, "Do You Believe In Fate" by Sir John Roberts, and "Hang On In There" by Mike James Kirkland. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousSoul Togetherness 2016 ... CD
Expansion (UK), 2016. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A wickedly sharp entry in the Soul Togetherness series – and one that maybe features a bit more contemporary material than before! There's a few older tracks from the modern soul years of the late 70s – but most of the work here is contemporary soul from the global underground – brought together in a collection that's especially important, given that the scene has moved so strongly to digital releases and one-off singles! These tracks are partly from that hinterland, and partly from the well-chosen range of cuts that we've come to expect from Expansion Records and DJ Richard Searling – a talent who's been running the Soul Togetherness empire for 30 years, and really knows his way around a track. Titles include "Don't Quit" by Deiphuis & Eastar with Jocelyn Brown, "Sunshine" by Los Charly's Orchestra, "I Got To Party" by SouLutions, "Just Talk To Me (boogie back rmx)" by Tracy Hamlin, "No Limit (ext mix)" by Breakwater, "Stranger (back to the future mix)" by Farina Miss, "Adieu" by Trina Broussard, "I Can Feel It (Soulshy mix)" by Beat Rivals, "Never Loved Nobody" by Puff Johnson, "Lotta Love (ext orig version)" by Nicolette Larson, "What I Done Wrong" by Big Lee Dowell & The Cannonballas, "Just Whatcha Like" by Zo with Joi, "All In The Name Of Love" by Seest, and "You & I (spider edit)" by Ronnie Jones. CD

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✨✧ VariousWants List – 17 Soulful Rare Grooves ... CD
Soul Brother (UK), Late 60s/1970s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A great tribute to the concept of the "wants list" – that crumpled piece of paper that nearly every record collector carries around with them, a listing of hard to find recordings that they're always trying to track down! The set is a great mix of obscure 60s and 70s soul, with a real focus on the kinds of cuts that are all pretty darn important – but also equally hard to track down on their own. Mellow soul is the dominant groove here, making the package a winning set of some killer tunes that are equally appealing now as they were back in the day! Titles include "Touch Me Take Me" by Rita Wright, "Light My Fire" by Erma Franklin, "This Feeling's Rated X-Tra" by Carl Carlton, "One Girl Too Late" by Brenda & The Tabulations, "Let Me Be" by The Duncans, "Mon Belle Amour" by Ann Pebbles, "I Think I'm Falling In Love With You" by Natural High, "I Just Got To Know" by Bennie Johnson, "City Of Brotherly Love" by Soul Survivors, "I'm Always Dancing To The Music" by Benny Golson, "Making Love" by Lou Ragland & GLO, "Hearts & Flowers" by GC Cameron, and "Beware" by Lou Courtney. CD

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Jay BerlinerBananas Are Not Created Equal ... CD
Mainstream/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $13.99
A silly title, but a funky little record – one of the only ones we've ever seen from guitarist Jay Berliner, and one of the best cookers from the early 70s Mainstream Records years! The sound here is almost soundtrack funk at points – lots of up-front lines from Berliner on guitar – riffing away over backings that include organ and keyboards from Paul Griffin, congas from Ray Barretto, drums from Jimmy Johnson, and additional rhythm guitar from Cornell Dupree. Wade Marcus arranged, and the sound is tight without being slick – a great sort of Kudu Records-styled groove – and an especially nice setting for Jay's guitar. Titles include "Getting The Message", "Stickball", "I'm Still In Love With You", "I Just Want To Be There", "Papa Was A Rolling Stone", and a nice cover of Bill Withers' "Use Me"! CD

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Billy BlandLet The Little Girl Dance ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
That's Billy Bland, not Bobby Bland – a really great singer who's got a wonderful range of material – equally able to sing jump blues, R&B, and even a bit of New Orleans soul – all of which is featured in this excellent collection of his work for the Old Town label! Billy cut most of these tracks at the end of the 50s and start of the 60s – after he'd spent time singing in the bigger groups of Lionel Hampton and Buddy Johnson – where he learned the care that comes to singing in a jazz based environment, and probably developed the powerful lead that really shines through here! In true Old Town style, there's a mix of modes throughout – especially as the work moves into the 60s – but Bland's able to shine with it and has this amazing, arching style of singing that should have made him huge. CD features 29 tracks in all – including "You Were Born To Be Loved", "Chicken In The Basket", "Do The Bug With Me", "Let The Little Girl Dance", "Grandma Gave A Party", "Chicken Hop", "Can't Stop Her From Dancing", "Flo Open The Door", "Make Believe Lover", and "You Took My Love For Granted". CD

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✨✧ Anthony BraxtonCreative Music Orchestra (3LP set) ... LP
Ring (Germany), 1972. Near Mint- 3LP Box Set ... $59.99
One of the most compelling Braxton orchestra projects from the early days – a set that breaks the group up into different units for each selection – with players who include Joachim Kuhn on piano, Ray Stephen Oche and Ambrose Jackson on trumpets, Bob Taylor and Hugh Levick on tenor, Jean Bauchard on alto, and Oliver Johnson on percussion. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original German Ring pressing, with booklet!)
 
 
 



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