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Georgie FameBest Of Georgie Fame 1967-1971 ... CD
Columbia (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $8.99
Nice set that brings together some of Georgie's later jazz vocal tracks for Columbia/CBS – most of which are a lot more far-reaching than his earlier "beat group" recordings. Some of the material has a bit more of a rockish feel, and other stuff has more of a trippy sound, but at the root of it all is Georgie's jazzy swinging vocals. Titles include "Blossom", "Ask Me Nice", "When I'm Sixty Four", "Try My World", "And I Love Her", and "The Ballad Of Bonnie & Clyde". Nice stuff, and hard to find on wax! CD

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Georgie FameCharlestons ... CD
Four Leaf Clover (Denmark), New Copy ... About November 5, 2016 (delayed)
... CD

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Georgie FameGeorgie Does His Thing With Strings/Knock On Wood/CBS Singles ... CD
CBS/BGO (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $11.99
Some of our favorite work ever from the mighty Georgie Fame – key tracks from his years on CBS – when he was really moving past straight jazz, into a whole great style of his own! First up is the full album Georgie Does His Thing With Strings – a set that has Georgie Fame singing with a host of string-heavy backings from the great Keith Mansfield! Given Mansfield's roots in the sound library scene, the style here is never as sleepy or hokey as you might expect from the "strings" in the title – but there is a moodier, mellower approach than you'd hear on other Fame albums – a style that's partially aimed at older jazz vocal modes, but which also echoes with sounds of the Scott Walker generation – a newly mature mode that's a really great fit for Georgie's unique style of singing, and which exposes yet another amazing side of his seemingly limitless talents! There's always a nice sense of warmth and wit going on – one that keeps these tunes from just being the usual sort of standard vocal fare of the period – and Mansfield's backings have a lean quality that often pulses with a very gentle groove at the bottom. Titles include "Who's Kissing You Blues", "Girl Talk", "This Guy's In Love With You", "A House Is Not A Home", "Woe Is Me", "Need Your Love So Bad", and "Guess Who I Saw Today". Next is the rare Knock On Wood EP – with four songs that include the title track, plus "Close The Door", "All I'm Asking", and "Didn't Want To Have To Do It". THEN – the CD adds in 21 more bonus tracks – almost all non-album single cuts by Fame from the late 60s and start of the 70s – most of which have never been reissued, and are a flurry of mad soul, clever vocals, and lots of hip instrumental twists – all delivered with that undeniable Georgie Fame charm. Titles include "Down Along The Cover", "Seventh Son", "No Thanks", "Try My World", "Bidin My Time", "For Your Pleasure", "Kentucky Child", "Peaceful", "Entertaining Mr Sloan", "Someday Man", and "The Movie Star Song". CD

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Georgie FameName Droppin' – Live At Ronnie Scotts ... CD
Go Jazz/Somethin Cool (Japan), 1997. New Copy ... $19.99
A great singer, in a great setting – the legendary Georgie Fame, working with a very cool small combo – live in action at Ronnie Scott's club in London! Fame plays piano and organ alongside his wonderful vocals – and the other instrumentation is great, too – with Alan Skidmore on tenor, Peter King on alto, and Anthony Kerr on Vibes – all part of a great group who shift and turn with all the sublimely soulful inflections that Georgie brings to his vocals! There's a few currents of the R&B roots that got Fame started here – but the music has more of that sophisticated swing he brought to his style once he got going – on titles that include "Vinyl" – a great song about record shopping – plus "Jimmy McGroove", "Zulu", "Tell Me How Do You Feel", "Cool Cat Blues", and "Mercy Mercy Mercy/Vanlose Stairway". CD

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Georgie FamePortait Of Chet ... CD
Four Leaf Clover (Denmark), New Copy ... About November 5, 2016 (delayed)
... CD

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Georgie FameSurvival – A Career Anthology (6CD set) ... CD
Universal (UK), New Copy ... About January 13, 2017 (delayed)
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Georgie FameWalking Wounded – Live At Ronnie Scotts ... CD
Go Jazz/Somethin Cool (Japan), 1998. New Copy ... $19.99
The great Georgie Fame hardly sounds wounded here – as the singer's in the middle of a great return to form in the 90s – a decade that saw him cutting some tremendous albums like this! Fame's in his home turf of London – working with a small combo at Ronnie Scott's, and turning in songs that have a perfect blend of blues and soul roots mixed with Georgie's unique jazzy inflections – at a level that's even more sophisticated than his work in the early days! The group is great too – with Anthony Kerr on vibes, Guy Barker on trumpet, Alan Skidmore on tenor, and Peter King on alto – and Fame sings tracks that include "Cape Cuckoo", "If You Live", "Eros Hotel", "Abide With Me", "The Woodshed", "Zavolo", and "It Happened To Me/My Buddy". CD

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Georgie FameYeh Yeh ... LP
Imperial, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $19.99
One of the few US releases from British vocalist Georgie Fame – a collection of some of his most cooking sides from the early years, all done in a great mix of jazz, R&B, and soul! Vocalists Jon Hendricks, Mose Allison, and Oscar Brown Jr are clearly a strong influence here – but many of the tracks also feater Hammond organ and a snapping Ray Charles-esque groove – all put together in a way that's leaner and cleaner than the originals. There's plenty of mod energy going on here, and titles include "Gimme That Wine", "The Monkey Time", "Get On The Right Track Baby", "Yeh Yeh", "Pride & Joy", "I Love The Life I Live", "Point Of No Return", and "Monkeying Around". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original deep groove pressing. Cover has a faded name in marker.)

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✨✧ Georgie Fame & The Blue FlamesFame At Last (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Polydor/Universal (UK), 1964. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
Fame at last – and well-deserved fame too, because young Georgie's working here in a style that's unlike anybody else! The album's a brilliant mix of jazz, soul, and R&B – all filtered through a mod sort of London freshness, as early proof that the city could always take some great things from our own musical roots, and feed it back to us with a whole new flavor! Georgie's no copycat here, though – and the sound is instantly Fame-like – a style that's really not the sort that any Americans were doing at the time, and certainly never this well. Hard-burning Hammond colors most of the tunes here – played with a tightly vamping quality – but it's Georgie's charmingly crackling vocals that really win us over! Titles include "Gimme That Wine", "Pink Champagne", "Monkeying Around", "Green Onions", "Let The Sunshine In", "Get On The Right Track Baby", "I'm In The Mood For Love", and "I Love The Life I Live". CD also features 9 more bonus tracks – including "Yeh Yeh", "Preach & Teach", "Tom Hark Goes Blue Beat", "Madness", "Bend A Little", "Do Re Mi", and "One Whole Year Baby". CD

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Georgie Fame & The Blue FlamesRhythm & Blues At The Flamingo (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Polydor (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... $29.99
Blistering early work from a young Georgie Fame – a set that definitely lives up to the Rhythm & Blues in the title! The set was recorded live at London's hip Flamingo club – and Georgie and The Blue Flames are very much in command of the crowd – burning with the intensity of a American small organ combo, especially the early 60s variety that often played equal parts soul jazz and R&B! Georgie's on the Hammond, and also sings with a rough-edged style that's plenty soulful, and incredibly appealing – a mode that oozes charisma, but never sounds fake or forced. Other instrumentation includes tenor, baritone sax, bass, drums, and conga – plus some great guitar from Big Jim Sullivan – and titles include "Do The Dog", "Eso Beso", "Work Song", "Baby Please Don't Go", "Shop Around", "Humpty Dumpty", and "You Can't Sit Down". This 2016 edition comes loaded with a huge number of bonus tracks, too – with 1964 BBC Session recordings of "Night Train", "Walking The Dog", "Do-Re-Mi", "You're Breaking My Heart" wtih Long John Baldry and more, plus "Parker's Mood", "Molasses", "Funky Mama (Blue Moon Bootleg Version)", "Money (That's What I Want)" and lots more. 10 tracks on the original album – plus 13 bonus tracks! CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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✨✧ Georgie Fame & The Blue FlamesRhythm & Blues At The Flamingo (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Polydor/Universal (UK), 1964. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
Blistering early work from a young Georgie Fame – a set that definitely lives up to the Rhythm & Blues in the title! The set was recorded live at London's hip Flamingo club – and Georgie and The Blue Flames are very much in command of the crowd – burning with the intensity of a American small organ combo, especially the early 60s variety that often played equal parts soul jazz and R&B! Georgie's on the Hammond, and also sings with a rough-edged style that's plenty soulful, and incredibly appealing – a mode that oozes charisma, but never sounds fake or forced. Other instrumentation includes tenor, baritone sax, bass, drums, and conga – plus some great guitar from Big Jim Sullivan – and titles include "Do The Dog", "Eso Beso", "Work Song", "Baby Please Don't Go", "Shop Around", "Humpty Dumpty", and "You Can't Sit Down". This 2016 edition comes loaded with a huge number of bonus tracks, too – with 1964 BBC Session recordings of "Night Train", "Walking The Dog", "Do-Re-Mi", "You're Breaking My Heart" wtih Long John Baldry and more, plus "Parker's Mood", "Molasses", "Funky Mama (Blue Moon Bootleg Version)", "Money (That's What I Want)" and lots more. 10 tracks on the original album – plus 13 bonus tracks! CD
Also available Rhythm & Blues At The Flamingo (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD 29.99

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Georgie Fame & The Blue FlamesSweet Things (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Polydor (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... $29.99
A definite sweet thing from Georgie Fame – a record that has him filling in his sound even more than before, with tremendously soulful results! The backings here are bigger than before – a bit tooled in an American soul mode, but still with that beautifully raspy Georgie Fame touch – lots of jazzy inflections on the vocals, and a way of handling a tune, even a familiar one, and really working it on his own level. Hammond still fills in most of the tunes, but other instrumentation includes some nice African percussion from Speedy Acquaye, saxes from Pete Coe, and some nice bold drums from John Mitchell. These come out to the forefront on the classic funky tune "Music Talk" – and still sound great on other numbers that include "The World Is Round", "Last Night", "Dr Kitch", "My Girl", "Ride Your Pony", and "Sweet Thing". CD features 9 more bonus tracks – including "No No", "It Ain't Right", "Sick & Tired", "So Long", and "Blue Monday". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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✨✧ Georgie Fame & The Blue FlamesSweet Things (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Polydor/Universal (UK), 1966. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
A definite sweet thing from Georgie Fame – a record that has him filling in his sound even more than before, with tremendously soulful results! The backings here are bigger than before – a bit tooled in an American soul mode, but still with that beautifully raspy Georgie Fame touch – lots of jazzy inflections on the vocals, and a way of handling a tune, even a familiar one, and really working it on his own level. Hammond still fills in most of the tunes, but other instrumentation includes some nice African percussion from Speedy Acquaye, saxes from Pete Coe, and some nice bold drums from John Mitchell. These come out to the forefront on the classic funky tune "Music Talk" – and still sound great on other numbers that include "The World Is Round", "Last Night", "Dr Kitch", "My Girl", "Ride Your Pony", and "Sweet Thing". CD features 9 more bonus tracks – including "No No", "It Ain't Right", "Sick & Tired", "So Long", and "Blue Monday". CD
Also available Sweet Things (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD 29.99

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Georgie Fame & The Harry South Big BandSound Venture (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Polydor (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... $29.99
One of the jazziest early albums from Georgie Fame – a set that has him singing with the big band of Harry South, at a level that's a lot more complicated than some of his other work with The Blue Flames! The style here still has that mod 60s London feel, but it also has some deeper inflections as well – modes borrowed a bit from Jon Hendricks or Mose Allison, yet served up with even greater complexity – at a level that really points towards the tremendous growth Fame would unleash over the next few years. Members of the group include Tubby Hayes, Ronnie Scott, Tony Coe, Dick Morrisey, Kenny Wheeler, and many other key Brit jazz figures of the time – and titles include "Three Blind Mice", "Dawn Yawn", "Feed Me", "Lovey Dovey", "Lil Darlin", "Lil Pony", "I Am Missing You", and "Many Happy Returns". CD also features 9 more bonus tracks – most of them more soul-oriented, with titles that include "El Bandido", "Getaway", "Outrage", "Walking The Dog", "Move It On Over", and "Don't Make Promises". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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✨✧ Georgie Fame & The Harry South Big BandSound Venture (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Polydor/Universal (UK), 1966. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
One of the jazziest early albums from Georgie Fame – a set that has him singing with the big band of Harry South, at a level that's a lot more complicated than some of his other work with The Blue Flames! The style here still has that mod 60s London feel, but it also has some deeper inflections as well – modes borrowed a bit from Jon Hendricks or Mose Allison, yet served up with even greater complexity – at a level that really points towards the tremendous growth Fame would unleash over the next few years. Members of the group include Tubby Hayes, Ronnie Scott, Tony Coe, Dick Morrisey, Kenny Wheeler, and many other key Brit jazz figures of the time – and titles include "Three Blind Mice", "Dawn Yawn", "Feed Me", "Lovey Dovey", "Lil Darlin", "Lil Pony", "I Am Missing You", and "Many Happy Returns". CD also features 9 more bonus tracks – most of them more soul-oriented, with titles that include "El Bandido", "Getaway", "Outrage", "Walking The Dog", "Move It On Over", and "Don't Make Promises". CD
Also available Sound Venture (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD 29.99

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Fame GangGrits & Gravy (full length mono)/Crime Don't Pay ... 7-inch
BGP (UK), New Copy ... About February 24, 2017
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Georgie FamePoet In New York ... CD
Go Jazz/Somethin Cool (Japan), 2000. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
We LOVE Georgie Fame – he's one of the coolest, hippest jazz singers who ever walked the face of the earth – and, what's more, he never seemed to lose his groove – even on a session like this, cut late in his career! In fact, there's a hipness here that really takes us back to some of Fame's best work of the late 60s – that straighter jazz material he cut after starting out in R&B – with amazing inflections on his vocals, and a way of sliding in with the instrumentation like nobody else! Georgie blows us away with his approach to the tunes – mostly familiar numbers, but mixed with a few of his own compositions – and given sublime accompaniment from a combo that features Bob Malach on tenor, David Hazeltine on piano, Peter Washington on bass, and Louis Hayes on drums. Titles include "Doodlin", "Accentuate The Bass", "Girl Talk", "That's The Way It Goes", "Declaration Of My Love", "Turned In To You", and "Do It The Hard Way". CD

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✨✧ Georgie Fame & The Blue FlamesFame At Last (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Polydor (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fame at last – and well-deserved fame too, because young Georgie's working here in a style that's unlike anybody else! The album's a brilliant mix of jazz, soul, and R&B – all filtered through a mod sort of London freshness, as early proof that the city could always take some great things from our own musical roots, and feed it back to us with a whole new flavor! Georgie's no copycat here, though – and the sound is instantly Fame-like – a style that's really not the sort that any Americans were doing at the time, and certainly never this well. Hard-burning Hammond colors most of the tunes here – played with a tightly vamping quality – but it's Georgie's charmingly crackling vocals that really win us over! Titles include "Gimme That Wine", "Pink Champagne", "Monkeying Around", "Green Onions", "Let The Sunshine In", "Get On The Right Track Baby", "I'm In The Mood For Love", and "I Love The Life I Live". CD also features 9 more bonus tracks – including "Yeh Yeh", "Preach & Teach", "Tom Hark Goes Blue Beat", "Madness", "Bend A Little", "Do Re Mi", and "One Whole Year Baby". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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✨✧ Georgie Fame20 Beat Classics ... CD
Polydor (UK), 1960s. Used ... Out Of Stock
20 groovy tracks by an artist who was one of the best to come out of the UK in the 60's, but who often gets overlooked these days – probably due to the fact that there's been so little of his stuff available over the years. This set focuses mostly on his early and middle period stuff, and the tracks all have this cool sound that mixes jazz, R&B, and Brit beat group sounds – with stormin vocals by Georgie, and lots of cool jazzy backing by organ, piano, and guitar. Titles include "Getaway", "Sweet Things", "Ride Your Pony", "Let The Sunshine In", "Pink Champagne", and "I Love The Life I Live". Nice stuff, and about time, too! CD

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✨✧ Country Music Hall Of FameBakersfield Sound – Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, & California Country ... Book
Hal Leonard, 2012. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
As folks in the know have always known, the city of Nashville isn't the only hotbed of country music – as California's Bakersfield brought the world plenty of great sounds too – music from Tommy Collins, Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, and others – a very important tradition, presented in lively fashion here by the Country Music Hall of Fame! The book is full color throughout, filled with as many great images and photos as you'll see on the cover – a fitting presentation, given Bakersfield's proximity to Los Angeles, and the role its musicians played in Hollywood, on the television screen, and in the studios of Capitol Records. The book's not the most detailed account of Bakersfield you'll ever read, but it's got a great look – almost like a Bear Family box set book – and is almost 100 pages, softcover, and filled with great photos. Book
 
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Candi StatonSweet Feeling/Evidence ... 7-inch
Fame, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $3.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Jimmy HughesSteal Away/Lollypops, Lace, & Lipstick ... 7-inch
Fame, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pivotal single in the development of southern soul! Jimmy was one of the first great discoveries of the legendary Rick Hall, and "Steal Away" is an undisputed classic that put Hughes and Hall on the map! The track has incredible vocals, lifted a bit from Solomon Burke, but also with a raspy southern style that had yet to be exploited fully by 60s singers. Great stuff! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Red label pressing.)

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✨✧ ProkofieffConcerto No 2 In G Minor Op 16 – Vladimir Ashkenazy/Kiril Kondrashin/Moscow State Philharmonic Orchestra ... LP
Hall Of Fame, Mid 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing.)

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✨✧ Willie HightowerWalk A Mile In My Shoes/You Used Me Baby ... 7-inch
Fame, 1970. Used ... Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Labels have some wear and fading.)

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✨✧ Spencer WigginsDouble Lovin'/I'd Rather Go Blind ... 7-inch
Fame, Early 70s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A great funky cut from Spencer Wiggins – produced at Fame by Rick Hall! "Double Lovin" has a nice little clapping intro, kind of sing-song, with beats that come in slow under the claps, before Spencer lets loose with some Rufus Thomas-type vocals! "Rather Go Blind" is a nice mellow number – done sad and slow, like some of his Goldwax work, and with incredible vocals! 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
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✨✧ VariousShazam & Other Instrumentals Written By Lee Hazlewood ... CD
Ace (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Great instrumentals from the legendary Lee Hazlewood – a man you might know for his lyrical wit on record, but also a studio genius with a real ear for an electric guitar! Keep in mind that one of Lee's big claims to fame was his early productions for twangy guitar giant Duane Eddy – and know that in the years after those hits, Hazlewood still spent plenty of time in the studio with other instrumental acts, too – a good deal of whom then also provided the backings for Lee's own vocal records! This collection finally brings together some of the best of Lee Hazlewood's instrumental moments – a wealth of raunchy guitar numbers, surf instrumentals, and lots of other cool cuts that make wonderful use of echo, reverb, and other special early studio effects. The package has the usual wonderful Ace Records notes and attention to detail – and titles include "Moovin & Groovin" by The Rhythm Rockers, "Stalkin" by Duane Eddy, "The Stinger" by Al Casey, "Baja" by Jack Nitzsche, "Salty" by Tony Castle & The Raiders, "Guitar Man" by The Lively Ones, "El Aguila" by The Astronauts, "The Phantom Driver" by Hal Blaine & The Young Cougars, "Angry Generation" by Dick Dale & His Del-Tones, "Desi's Drums" by Dino Desi & Billy, "Zapata" by Jack Nitzsche, "Bo Dacious" by The Whisk Kids, "Some Velvet Morning" by Afro Blues Quintet, "These Boots Are Made For Walking" by Billy Strange, and "Muchacho" by Lee Hazlewood's Woodchucks. CD

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✨✧ VariousSouthern Soul Showcase – Cryin' In The Streets ... CD
Kent (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A massive overview of Shelby Singleton's SSS family of labels – a key force in the sound of southern soul at the end of the 60s! Singleton first came to fame for his production work at Mercury – but by the time of these recordings, he was stepping out on his own in a great blend of styles that brought together the growing sound of 60s soul with some of the rootsier and more down-home influences in the south at the time. Shelby was based in Nashville, and offered up an approach to southern soul that was a bit different than that coming out of Memphis or Muscle Shoals – one that allowed for a bit of freedom in the way things were played out, and which often featured some nice country elements coming into the mix. The set features work from the SSS, Minaret, and Silver Fox labels – a great assortment of rare singles and album tracks that includes "He Made A Woman Out Of Me" by Betty Lavette, "I Have No One" by Big John Hamilton, "Everybody's Clown" by Johnny Dynamite, "Cummins Prison Farm" by Calvin Leavy, "I Can't Use You" by Double Soul, "Lonely For You Baby" by Sam Dees, "Blue Diamonds" by Double Soul, "I'm Getting It From Her" by Big John Hamilton, "Mama's Got The Wagon" by Mickey Murray, "A Shell Of A Woman" by Doris Allen, "Crying In The Streets" by George Perkins & The Silver Stars, and "So Deep In Love" by Eddy Giles. CD

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✨✧ VariousSpring Story – Essential 70s Soul ... CD
Spring/Southbound (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great look at the Spring family of soul music labels from the 70s – a range of imprints that carried a surprisingly great range of styles, all of them extremely well-done! Spring maybe first got its start in a southern and deep soul mode – but the label was soon equally well-suited to the coming grooves on the New York scene – particularly the kinds of upbeat funk in the years before disco – a mode that the label followed nicely through the 70s, without ever restoring to any sort of easy cash-in sort of work. Instead, Spring, Event, and other related labels always kept things interesting – often by focusing on the singers first, and finding a great way to showcase artists from the south with wider fame across the US scene – while also having a strong ear for underground talent who maybe only got the chance to issue a single or two on the label. The package features 25 tracks in all – lots of cuts that aren't on the market in any other form – and titles include "Tom The Peeper" by Act 1, "Drowning In The Sea Of Love" by Joe Simon, "Magic's In The Air" by Ronnie Walker, "Love Contest" by The Joneses, "Come And Get These Memories" by Ray Godfrey, "It's My Life" by Mainstreeters, "If We Get Caught I Don't Know You" by Phillip Mitchell, "Love Contest" by The Joneses, "Bumpin' & Stompin'" by Garland Green, "I Can See Him Making Love To You" by Mayberry Movement, "My Man A Sweet Man" by Millie Jackson, "How About A Little Hand For The Boys In The Band" by The Boys In The Band, "Just A Little Misunderstanding" by Busta Jones, "Too Through" by Jocelyn Brown, "Baby You Got It All" by Street People, "SOS (Stop Her On Sight)" by Winfield Parker, "Get Ready/Uptight" by Little Eva Harris, and "Jody Come Back & Get Your Shoes" by Bobby Newsome. CD
Also available Spring Story – Essential 70s Soul ... CD 9.99

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Paul AnkaWalk A Fine Line ... CD
Sony (Japan), 1983. New Copy ... $13.99
Paul Anka may be hiding his balding pate under a hat on the cover, but the album's got the singer being very open with his style – and hitting a great AOR mode for the 80s! Anka may have hit a few clunky spots in the 70s – but he's maturing nicely on this overlooked album from the following decade – working a gentle current of soul with his vocals, amidst arrangements from David Foster, Michael McDonald, and producer Denny Diante – with a smooth vibe that's never trying too hard for any sort of easy crossover fame. Most cuts are originals by Anka – showing his songwriting skills in fine form – and titles include "Second Chance", "Golden Boy", "Gimme The Word", "This Is The First Time", "No Way Out", and "Darlin Darlin". CD
(Part of the great AOR City series from Japan!)

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Brian AugerGenesis ... LP
Polydor, Late 60s/1974. Very Good+ ... $5.99
US collection of work by Brian Auger from the late 60s – released on Polygram, most likely to cash in on the fame he was having with the Oblivion Express group. Not that that fame was that great, though – and frankly, we always like this stuff a lot better, as Brian's funky organ is leaner and meaner, and the R&B influences are a lot closer to the core. The record features some groovy remakes – like a wonderfully baroque-yet-funky version of "A Day In The Life", a moody version of Wes Montgomery's "Bumpin On Sunset", and a crazy 7 minute version of Donovan's "Season Of The Witch" that turns the track into a slow grooving dancefloor number! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has bumped corners.)

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LaVern BakerLet Me Belong To You ... LP
Brunswick, 1970. Very Good ... $6.99
Brilliant later work from Lavern Baker – material recorded years after her bigger fame at Atlantic Records, but with vocals that are still equally sublime! The set's got a very different feel than the blusier styles of before – and features wonderful Chicago soul production by Carl Davis and Eugene Record, but mixed with more uptown New York-styled arrangements from Teacho Wiltshire and Bert DeCoteaux – who mix strings and a bit of backing vocals with the harder rhythmic punch you'd expect from Brunswick. Some of the best cuts have a groovy groovy sound that really points the way to a whole new direction for Lavern – and titles include "Born To Lose", "Play It Fair", "Love Is Ending", "Pledging My Love", "I'm The One To Do It", and "Baby". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, a stain with wrinkles along the bottom, and clear tape on the seams.)

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Amadou BalakeSenor Eclectico – Burkinabe Dance Music Of The 70s ... LP
Oriki (France), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $13.99
A definite eclectic groove here – music that has its roots in Mandingo and Dioula rhythms, but also features a fair bit of American funk and soul touches too – sometimes in the heavy grooves on the bottom, sometimes in the rumbling basslines and guitar parts too! The collection is a wonderful look at the early work of singer Amadou Balake – and it features material from the years before his international fame, when he was rooting around in a variety of wonderful styles. There's a gritty quality to most of the work here – and the collection is one that sits nicely next to some of the rougher-edged Nigeria Special sets on Soundway – offering up a similarly refreshing look at a slice of the African scene of the 70s that too often gets obscured by familiar world music cliches. Balake's vocals are pretty great too – but we'll be honest in saying that it's the rhythms, instrumentation, and production of these tunes that we're really digging the most! LP features 8 tracks that include "Aminata Du The", "Fanta", "Dounia Mokolou", "Djeli Fama", "Kambele-ba", "Ligda Remba", "Doro Magni", and "Super Bar Konon Mousso". LP, Vinyl record album

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Bar-KaysHoly Ghost/Monster ... 12-inch
Stax/Fantasy, 1978. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Earlier funk from The Bar-Kays – recorded back in the earlier part of the 70s when the group were recording for Stax, but issued here to cash in on the group's later fame on Mercury! The sound here is surprisingly like the group's later work – still in the heavy funk mode of their Stax years, but a bit smoother overall – with a definitely pronounced bass part on "Holy Ghost". "Monster" is a slower number – one that steps along in a nice groove that almost feels like it was lifted from one of the funkier albums by War! Both tracks in expanded disco mixes too! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Gary BartzMusic Is My Sanctuary ... CD
Capitol (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $19.99
A fantastic bit of jazz funk fusion – and one of the landmark 70s albums produced by Larry Mizell! This is Gary Bartz's second (and most amazing) collaboration with Larry Mizell – a studio genius who could focus on the best talent of a jazz artist, then expand it using additional keyboards, percussion, and often a sweet bank of chorus vocals to give the tracks an extra soulful sound! By the time of this album, Larry had already worked to great fame with Donald Byrd, Bobbi Humphrey, and Johnny Hammond – and the record has him turning his talents towards Gary Bartz to unlock a whole hidden side of soulful expression that would never be matched again! The title cut – "Music Is My Sanctuary" – is a jazz fusion classic in anyone's book, and it features characteristic Mizell keyboards alongside Gary's soulful sax, augmented by a deep vocal chorus that's simply fantastic. Other highlights include "Carnaval De L'Esprit" and "Macaroni" – and the whole album's nice! CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Count BasieBasie Plays Hefti ... LP
Roulette, Late 50s. Very Good ... $5.99
Tremendous work from one of the greatest pairings in 50s jazz – the crack later group of Count Basie and the amazing arranging talents of the great Neal Hefti! Hefti later went onto greater fame as a 60s soundtrack composer, but back in the day him and Basie were an incredible team together – as Hefti's talent for quirky, witty, whimsical horn passages really opened up the Basie sound of earlier years – and took the band far past any Kansas City cliches, into a groove that was much more suited for a modern audience! This album's one of the best the two ever cut together – and it's overflowing with Hefti gems that include "Cute", "Pensive Miss", "Sloo Foot", "Scoot", "A Little Tempo Please", "Count Down", and "Pony Tail". LP, Vinyl record album
(Multi-color bar pressing with deep groove. Cover splitting on the top seam.)

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Count Basie & The Mills BrothersBoard Of Directors ... CD
Dot (Japan), 1967. Used ... $11.99
A late 60s swinger from The Mills Brothers – with the aging vocal group get some great assistance from the Count Basie Orchestra! By the time of this sessions, The Mills Brothers had been recording for at least 4 decades – and although their early hits had gained the group a great deal of fame, their career as a whole was fading considerably in the 60s. Enter Basie, whose group was still very much at the top of its form in the decade – thanks to a great ear for transforming older tunes into fresher takes, and newer tunes into more swinging jazz-based vehicles. Working here with arranger Dick Hyman, the Basie group gives the Mills Brothers a soaring, bouncing kind of support – one that takes their vocals, tightens them up, and really sends the tunes home with a nice sort of zing! Old and new numbers come off great in the setting – and titles include "Release Me", "I Want To Be Happy", "Down Down Down", "I Dig Rock & Roll Music", "Let Me Dream", "April In Paris", "I May Be Wrong But I Think You're Wonderful", and "Tiny Bubbles". CD
(Out of print. 20bit K2 HQ CD pressing! Includes obi!)

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✨✧ Fontella BassFree ... LP
Paula, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Very righteous work from Fontella Bass – an album done after her time at Chess Records, and after her work in Paris with the Art Ensemble Of Chicago – in a heartfelt, southern soul mode that's totally great! Fontella's back working with producer Oliver Sain, who first brought her fame back in the 60s – but the sound is a bit more sophisticated than before, drenched with roots from gospel and country soul, but also inflected with some of the more righteous modes of the early 70s too. Fontella's vocals are incredible – with a range that should have made her one of the leading ladies of soul in the 70s – and titles include "To Be Free", "I Need Love", "Wiping Tears", "Hold On this Time", "Talking About Freedom", and "My God My Freedom My Home". LP, Vinyl record album

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Shirley BasseyLet's Face The Music ... CD
EMI (UK), 1961/1962. Used ... $8.99
An early gems from Shirley Bassey – recorded before her worldwide "Goldfinger" fame, in a mode that's got a lusher, more serious feel! Let's Face The Music has Nelson Riddle at the head of the orchestra – and gives Shirley the kind of full backing and rich sound needed to take her voice into some very heady territory! Features 12 tracks in all, and titles include "Imagination", "All The Things You Are", "Let's Fall In Love", "All Of Me", and "Spring Is Here". CD
(Out of print.)

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Beady BelleOn My Own ... LP
Jazzland (Norway), 2016. New Copy ... About December 5, 2016 (delayed)
Beady Belle's not really on her own here – just working away from her regular group, with an all-star batch of musicians that includes Bugge Wesseltoft on piano and Fender Rhodes, and the mighty Joshua Redman on tenor sax! The album's got even more of a jazz core than some of the other Beady Belle albums of the past decade or so – thanks especially to some strong rhythmic lines propelled by the drums of Gregory Hutchinson and bass of Reuben Rogers, who work really well with Bugge's always-great keyboard lines – especially that strong sense of soul that he's developed in his acoustic playing in recent years. The set was recorded both in Oslo and New York – maybe making the record one of Beady's most international in approach, and maybe appeal as well – which (we hope!) will finally give this amazing Scandinavian soul singer the American fame she deserves. Titles include "Traffic In Mumbai", "Castle", "On My Own", "Bury", "Almost", "Marbles", "Lost Face", "Dear Hope", and "The Clouds". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jorge BenBen (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Philips/Dusty Groove, 1972. New Copy ... $11.99 18.98
A stunner of a record from the mighty Jorge Ben – and a record that catapulted the Brazilian singer to international fame at the time! Ben had already been making magic for almost a decade down in Brazil – and his compositions and grooves left an undeniable impact on the scene in the post-bossa years – but this album has Jorge really emerging as the global soul star he was destined to be – from his powerful stare on the cover, right down to the grit in the grooves! The sound here is a refinement of the samba soul mode that Ben had been brewing up from the late 60s onward – a skittish mix of older samba elements, American soul, and some slight fuller production that really comes into its own here – mixing all the acoustic elements at the core with just a slight electric flourish, but never losing its edge in the process – all to provide Jorge with a sublime backdrop for his really amazing vocals. The set's a monument in funky Brazilian soul – and it includes the huge hit "Taj Mahal", which still sounds great, even after all these years – plus loads of other gems that include "O Circo Chegou", "Domingo 23", "Fio Maravilha", "Paz E Arroz", "Morre O Burro Fico O Homem", and "Que Nega E Essa". A gem all the way through – and a record we'd never part with! CD
(Limited edition of 2000 copies – in a nice LP-styled sleeve!)

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✨✧ Andy BeyExperience & Judgment (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Atlantic/Be With (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99 28.98
An incredibly righteous record from the legendary Andy Bey – an artist who's risen back to fame in recent years as a relatively straight jazz singer – but who was in some very heady territory here in the early 70s! Bey first rose to fame as part of the vocal trio, Andy & The Bey Sisters – and while that group's 60s recordings were already wonderful, Andy soon stepping out into tremendous territory of his own – working with Max Roach, Horace Silver, and Gary Bartz – and adding some unique spiritual and socially conscious vocals to some of their best jazz records at the end of the 60s! This set's one of Andy's few solo moments from the time – and really follows up the groove strongly – with lots of help from the mighty William Fischer, who wrote some of the tracks, and plays keyboards – although Bey is clearly the main compositional force here. The album includes a remake of "Celestial Blues", which Bey recorded famously with Gary Bartz – and which is in a leaner, even funkier take here – and other titles include "Being Uptight", "Tune Up", "Hibiscus", "Experience", and "The Power Of My Mind". LP, Vinyl record album

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Edwin BirdsongFuntaztik (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Salsoul (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $13.99
A great little club set from the enigmatic Edwin Birdsong – a artist that we first came to love for his quirky early recordings on Polydor, and his later collaborations with Roy Ayers – but who sounds equally great here in a Salsoul setting! Birdsong's always had a great talent for spinning an offbeat sort of groove – one that stretches out with unusual rhythms, funky basslines, and odder-than-usual subject matter and lyrics. And here, he's taking the smoother Salsoul sound and infusing it with some of his own offbeat phrasings – in a mode that's got some great 80s groove old school funky touches! The set includes the classic "Rapper Dapper Snapper", a tune that's got a fair bit of Roy Ayers touches in the mix – plus the tracks "Funtaztik", "Win Tonight", "Two Faced Lover", and "Fortune & Fame". CD features bonus tracks – "She's Wrapped Too Tight (orig 12" version)", "She's Wrapped Too Tight (12" version 2)", "Rapper Dapper Snapper (12" version)", and "Rapper Dapper Snapper (12" inst version)". CD

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Walter Bishop JrSpeak Low ... CD
Jazztime/Muzak (Japan), 1961. New Copy ... $22.99
A rare early date as a leader from pianist Walter Bishop Jr – cut for a tiny east coast label that folded almost as soon as the record was issued – but a date that's gone onto great fame over the years, thanks to circulation in a few different formats! Bishop's got a really maturing approach here – as sharp as his work from the bop years, but with a deeper sense of tone and color too – occasional lyrical moments that get great shading from the bass of Jimmy Garrison and drums of GT Hogan – both players who make the album really something special – a real cut above the usual trio session. In that manner, the record features two tunes that run for nearly 10 minutes each – opening up in that reflectively soulful mode that Bish would be known much more for in later years – and titles include "Speak Low", "Milestones", "Green Dolphin Street", and "Blues In The Closet". CD features three bonus alternate takes too! CD
(HQ – Hi Quality CD pressing!)

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BlackbyrdsAction/Better Days ... CD
BGP (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $10.99 18.99
Two of the later Blackbyrds LPs on one CD! Action is a great little sleeper from the Blackbyrds – a record that never gets as much due as their earlier records that have a hard funky feel, but offer instead a tasty batch of smoother jazz funk numbers that show the group still continuing to grow. Donald Byrd's still at the production helm – and the band's got a nice spacey sound that almost reflects directions that other funk groups, like Kool & The Gang, were taking at the time. The best case of this is the massive cut "Mysterious Vibes", a slow jazzy stepper that was sampled to great fame a few years back – but you can also hear it on the cuts "Supernatural Feeling", "Soft & Easy", and "Dreaming About You". Better Days is filled with sweet warm grooves from the mighty Blackbyrds – a set that has George Duke working with the group, giving them some of the electric vibe of his own great work! The sound is less sharply funky than the early days of the group, but still mighty nice – and titles include "Do It Girl", "Love Don't Strike Twice", "What We Have Is Right", and "What's On Your Mind". CD

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BlackbyrdsCornbread, Earl & Me ... LP
Fantasy, 1975. Very Good ... $29.99
After the fame that the Shaft soundtrack brought to Isaac Hayes, it seemed like every funky group was trying to get in on the blacksploitation action – and Donald Byrd & The Blackbyrds were no exception! Cornbread, Earl, & Me wasn't exactly a Superfly-type film, but the group do a nice job of playing Byrd's score of funky instrumentals and sweeter jazz themes, written to fit the "coming of age" story of the film. The big sample cuts on here are the short cuts "Wilford's Gone" and "Soulful Source" – but there's a lot of other nice mellower numbers, like "Cornbread", "Riot", "One-Eye Two Step", and "The Gym Fight". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original promo pressing. Cover has some wear and a promo ink stamp.)
Also available Cornbread, Earl & Me – Original Soundtrack ... CD 24.99
 
 
 



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