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✨✧ Fantastic Johnny CBoogaloo Down Broadway/Look What Love Can Make You Do ... 7-inch
Phil-LA Of Soul, Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic Northern soul groover! "Boogaloo Down Broadway" is Johnny's greatest legacy in soul music – and it's backed here by "Look What Love Can Make You Do", a track that insanely borrows just about every element of the backing of the hit a-side! The intro's the same, the groove's the same, and even the great guitar part's the same! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(With jukebox strip.)
 
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Johnny Mbizo DyaniAfrican Bass – Solo Concert Wilisau Jazz Festival 1978 ... LP
Sing A Song Fighter (UK), 1978. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99
Legendary South African bassist Johnny Mbizo Dyani, in a setting that's completely different than some of his other recordings – a sublime solo performance from the late 70s, and one that features Dyani sounding even more spiritual than ever! Johnny's music is always fantastic – and his contribution to The Blue Notes and many other avant groups has been well-documented on a string of wonderful records from the 60s, 70s, and 80s. But here, Dyani opens up in this very personal, very beautiful way that stretches back to his roots, embraces his role in the UK avant scene, but also comes across with this incredibly moving power that really blows us away. At some level, Dyani's a bit like Malachi Favors on the Chicago scene – an incredibly important part of a group, and one that always stands out – but, like Favors, also a person filled with warmth and personality that doesn't always get to shine as strongly in the company of others. Here, Johnny finally gets that chance – not just playing solo bass, but also piano, percussion, and vocalizing a bit – on titles that include "Le Ngo Ma", "Aba Limanga II", "Wish You Sunshine", "Afrikan Blues", and "Let The Music Take You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Plays at 45rpm – for really great fidelity!)

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Johnny HammondGambler's Life ... LP
Salvation, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
An amazing bit of jazz funk from Johnny Hammond – and one of his greatest LPs! This is the first album that Johnny recorded with Larry Mizell, cut right before the pair of them went onto do the landmark Gears album. While this one never became as famous as Gears, it's got some fantastic moments that are every bit as great – a perfect blend of Mizell's spacey fusion and Hammond's fiercely soulful soloing, with lots of great jazzy changes to keep the pace fresh throughout. Includes the great spacey jazz cuts "Star Borne" and "Yesterday Was Cool", the latter of which is an excellent piece of work by Larry Mizell – plus the cuts "Back To The Projects", "Gambler's Life", "Rhodesian Thoroughfare", and "Virgo Lady". LP, Vinyl record album

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Johnny HammondStorm Warning ... LP
Milestone, 1977. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Recorded after his classic work with Larry Mizell, and produced by Johnny himself, but still trying to be very much in the Mizell-sounding vein. The group includes Carol Kaye on guitar, Ron Carter on bass, Ndugu on drums, and Bill Summers on percussion – and while the album is as over-the-top fantastic as Johnny's Gears LP, it's still a nice batch of California funky fusion tracks. Titles include "Lonely Dreamer", "Lady Smooth", "California Lovers", and "Quiet Storm". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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Johnny Hodges & Earl Fatha HinesStride Right ... LP
Verve, 1966. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A great little trad session – one that features laidback and soulful work from the great Johnny Hodges – working here in a quintet that includes Earl "Fatha" Hines on piano and organ, Kenny Burrell on guitar, Richard Davis on bass, and Joe Marshall on drums. The style is nothing fancy, but Hodges' tone on these mid 60s Verve sides is always right on the money – soulful but not overdone, and put forth with just the right amount of economy. Hines' work on organ is pretty darn nice too – and the set's a nice cooker that updates the older swing sound of Verve for the 60s, but still keeps the mellow and spontaneous feel of the 60s. Titles include "Tippin In", "Caution Blues", "Stride Right", "Rosetta", "Fantastic", "Perdido", and "Tale Of The Fox". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear on the spine and a sticker spot.)

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Johnny SmithJohnny Smith (with bonus track) ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1967. Used ... $14.99
Fantastic work from guitarist Johnny Smith – simple set, but one that really shows just how much he'd grown since his famous Roost Records sessions of the 50s! Smith was one of the founding fathers of jazz guitar in the postwar years – but his initial approach was often spare and chromatic. And while those qualities hung on over the years, he also got a lot more full and fluid as the 60s moved on – to a point where he's really breathtaking here, with a wonderful imagination for new colors and quick shifts on notes – of the sort you'd never expect from his records a decade before! The rhythms are sometimes quite lively – thanks to work from Hank Jones on piano, George Duvivier on bass, and Don Lamond on drums – and although the cover and title are very understated, the music is anything but. Titles include "Manha De Carnaval", "The Shadow Of Your Smile", "My Favorite Things", "On A Clear Day", "Girl From Ipanema", and "Memories Of You". CD features the bonus track "Shenandoah". CD

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Johnny Guitar WatsonJohnny Guitar Watson – At Onkel PO's Carnegie Hall Hamburg 1976 ... LP
Jazz Line (Germany), 1976. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99
Johnny Guitar Watson at the height of his 70s powers – working here on a fantastic live date that's a perfect showcase for his unique blend of soul, jazz, and blues – all delivered with a nicely hard edge! The set even begins with an instrumental workout, which gives the whole thing a different vibe than some of Watson's studio work of the time – then Johnny really opens things up with that charming vocal style that we love so much – a snakey, slinky approach that's filled with as much wit as soul – and which is often accompanied by some really great guitar work too! There's nicely trippy moments on the record – more of a link to Shuggie Otis than you might expect – and titles include "Cuttin In", "I Need It", "Superman Lover", "I Don't Want To Be A Lone Ranger", "Mister Magic", "Stormy Monday", and "Ain't That A Bitch". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Celia Cruz & Johnny PachecoCelia & Johnny (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Vaya/Fania (France), 1974. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic pairing of talents – one that seems to push each individual artist to a new high point in their career! By the time of the set, Johnny Pacheco was emerging as one of the strongest forces in 70s salsa – a crack percussionist whose instrumentation was driving on a younger generation of musicians with a new sense of pride and power – which made his music a beautiful fit for the richly expressive vocals of Celia Cruz! Cruz was no stranger to recording, but really seems to come across like a brand new talent here – really on fire, with a new sense of soul – taking flight in ways that really make the album a standout classic in the Fania catalog. The instrumentation is as wonderful as the vocals – and features some great work on tres by Charlie Rodriguez. Titles include the tasty groover "Quimbara", plus "Tengo El Idde", "Toro Mata", "El Tumbao Y Celia", and "Lo Tuyo Es Mental". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Johnny Guitar WatsonJohnny Guitar Watson – At Onkel PO's Carnegie Hall Hamburg 1976 ... CD
Jazz Line (Germany), 1976. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Johnny Guitar Watson at the height of his 70s powers – working here on a fantastic live date that's a perfect showcase for his unique blend of soul, jazz, and blues – all delivered with a nicely hard edge! The set even begins with an instrumental workout, which gives the whole thing a different vibe than some of Watson's studio work of the time – then Johnny really opens things up with that charming vocal style that we love so much – a snakey, slinky approach that's filled with as much wit as soul – and which is often accompanied by some really great guitar work too! There's nicely trippy moments on the record – more of a link to Shuggie Otis than you might expect – and titles include "Cuttin In", "I Need It", "Superman Lover", "I Don't Want To Be A Lone Ranger", "Mister Magic", "Stormy Monday", and "Ain't That A Bitch". CD
Also available Johnny Guitar Watson – At Onkel PO's Carnegie Hall Hamburg 1976 ... LP 26.99

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✨✧ Mal Waldron/Johnny DyaniLive At Centro Jazz St Louis ... LP
Private (Italy), 1979. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic pairing of these two ultra-hip musicians – working together in a very open-ended, stretched-out live setting – with maybe an even freer feel than their better-known album together from a few years later! The music is relatively loose, but never too free as well – open, but very tuneful – and performed with the inherent sense of swing and soul that both bassist Johnny Dyani and pianist Mal Waldron always brought to their less-structured work. Mal is incredible on piano, but Dyani might really be the one here who blows us away – as he's shaping so many different sounds on his instrument, his creativity seems to be at an all-time high – with maybe some of the moments that he'd use with some of the freer British jazz groups of the 70s, but which were sometimes lost in the shuffle of louder sounds. LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 70!)

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✨✧ VariousSweet Taste Of Sin – Sensual Breakbeat Soul ... LP
BGP (UK), 1970s. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
16 tracks of sweet and smooth 70s soul – hand-picked with a freshness that should appeal to the modern hip hop fan as much as the older soul collector. The tracks on here aren't as beat or break-heavy as some of the material on other sample-driven collections we stock – but that's fine with us, as the tracks move into a sophisticated soul range that's always a pleasure to hear, bringing together the kind of well-produced 70s tracks that have shown up on series like Strange Games & Funky Things or Mellow Mellow, both of which have been longtime favorites with the DGA crowd! Titles include "Sweet Taste Of Sin" by Dennis Coffey, "I'll See You In Hell First" by Phillip Mitchell, "Do It To Me Now" by Fatback, "Don't Risk Your Happiness On Foolishness" by Fantastic Four, "Killing Time" by Natural Essence, "Your Love Is My Desire" by Eramus Hall, "Baby Get Down" by Eddie McLoyd, "Set It Out" by The Detroit Emeralds, "Love Starved" by Shirley Brown, "I'm Gonna Have To Tell Her" by Isaac Hayes, "If I Had The Power" by Johnny Guitar Watson, and "I Got To Have Your Love Now" by Caesar Frazier. LP, Vinyl record album

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Shirley BasseyShirley Bassey Is Really Something ... LP
United Artists, Late 60s. Very Good ... $7.99
Funky Shirley Bassey! This is a great set of Shirley's groove-happy work cut in the late 60s – hip tunes arranged by UK easy maestro Johnny Harris, best known for his fantastic work on the Stepping Stones record under his own name, forever a beathead classic! Features the great, funky big band version of "Light My Fire" – one of Shirley's best tunes ever, and a cut that's been sampled and remixed often in recent years! Also includes the breakbeat version of "Spinning Wheel", and the cuts "My Way", "Sea & Sand", "What About Today?", "You & I", "Easy To Be Hard", "Life Goes On" and "Yesterday I Heard The Rain". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Andy Tolman CartelCipher ... LP
Freestyle (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $18.99
A fantastic album of funky soundtrack grooves – one that was recently recorded by guitarist Andy Tolman, but which instantly takes us back to the best 70s film scores by artists like Quincy Jones, Johnny Pate, or Lalo Schfrin! Like both of those giants at their best, Andy works here in a style that's rooted in jazz – with superb arrangements and strong individual elements at the core – all fused together with a tight funky vibe that's never too slick or commercial at all – but which also has a lot more big-picture approach than the usual deep funk combo style too! There's also nothing "easy" about the music – no flip retro references, or cheap copycat modes – as Andy's sound here is very original, and very proudly its own – with a strength that makes it more than able to live up to the legendary status we're kind of giving it. Titles include "Cypher", "Speedball", "Politea Square", "Tempo Do Sol", "Claret & Blues", "You What", and "Copra Libertadores". LP, Vinyl record album

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Rosemary Clooney with Duke EllingtonBlue Rose ... LP
Columbia, 1956. Very Good ... $4.99
Fantastic stuff, and proof that Rosemary Clooney was always one heck of a great singer – with strengths in jazz that you didn't always hear in her pop work! As you'd guess from the cover, Duke Ellington's leading the group on the album – and most of the tracks here are older Ellington standards, reworked with bold vocal lines from Clooney – in a way that's right up there with any of the usual singers with Ellington's band! Players include Clark Terry, Cat Anderson, Johnny Hodges, Paul Gonsalves, and Harry Carney – and titles include "I'm Checkin Out", "Mood Indigo", "Blue Rose", "Grievin", "Hey Baby", and "Passion Flower". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original 6 eye mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split top seam & a partially split bottom seam.)

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Miles DavisComplete Jack Johnson (5 CD set) ... CD
Sony, 1971. Used 5 CDs ... $44.99
5 discs of Jack Johnson! Probably more Jack Johnson than most people could take, but for the few out there, like us, who can never get enough electric Miles (kind of like some of Miles own favorite diversions from that period) this box is a dream come true! Unlike the later live sides, the grooves here are pretty sparse, with a wide open approach that would later get replaced by frenzied multi-linear soloing, but still with the loose energy and funked up rhythms that would mark Miles work during the early 70s. Like the Bitches Brew and In A Silent Way boxes, this set really highlights Teo Macero's tape wizardry, when you compare the raw takes, of which most numbers get represented here in 3, 4 or 5 versions, to the edited versions that were finally released. If you want to utilize ye' olde program feature on your stereo, you can can arrange several different versions of the complete album, which is a pretty fantastic feature for obsessives such as ourselves! With "Willie Nelson", "Johnny Bratton", "Go Ahead John", "Duran", "Sugar Ray", "Right Off", "Yesternow", "Honky Tonk", "Ali", "Konda", "Nem Um Talvez", "Little High People", "Little Church" and "The Mask". CD
(Out of print – and in the beautiful metal-spine case.)

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Salena JonesThis & That ... LP
RCA (Japan), 1974. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A fantastic record from singer Salena Jones – recorded in the UK with backings by Brit Easy maestro Johnny Cameron, and a sweet electric groove that really makes the album sparkle! The record's similar to some of Shirley Bassey's work with Johnny Harris – in that it features familiar tunes made slightly funky, grooving with a nice mix of electric and acoustic instrumentation, taking the singer to new territory without sounding hokey at all. Includes a nice breakbeat version of "I Love You", plus surprisingly great takes on "Summertime", "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To", "You Forgot To Remember", and "All The Things You Are". LP, Vinyl record album
(1981 Japanese pressing, with insert!)

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Michel LegrandLes Demoiselles De Rochefort (Young Girls of Rochefort) (50th Anniversary 5CD set) ... CD
Universal (France), 1966. New Copy 5CD ... $21.99
A dream come true – a special 5CD box set, based around one of our favorite soundtracks ever – with a huge amount of added music! The core score is presented on CDs 1 and 2 – fantastic music from the film Les Demoiselles De Rochefort (aka Young Girls Of Rochefort) – a jazzy swinging ode to love found and love lost – all penned by the legendary Michel Legrand! The work was composed in collaboration with director Jacques Demy for his 1966 film of the same name – and, like the previous Demy/Legrand collaboration, Umbrellas Of Cherbourg, the movie's a story in song – one that has much of the dialogue presented as sung lyrics to the tunes. The mode takes off from a Hollywood musical style, and pushes the genre into territory that's much hipper, very French, and with a soaring approach that's filled with plenty of mod 60s jazz grooves. Legrand's genius has never sparkled so brightly – and his ability to interweave different themes, stories, and grooves is simply amazing! This double-length set presents the expanded original score – with many songs that were not on the original single version of the soundtrack, plus key bits of dialogue to help transition the tunes. Titles include "Chanson Des Jumelles", "Chanson De Delphine", "Nous Voyageons De Ville En Ville", "Chanson D'Andy", "La Femme Coupee En Morceaux", and "Marins Amis Amants Ou Maris". CD2 also features 11 more tracks – the Instrumental version of the score, directed by Legrand in 1966. CD3 features a beautiful English Language version – with the voices of Jackie Ward, Sue Allen, Earl Brown, and others – all singing English versions of the songs, done by Earl Brown and Julian More. CD4 features work tracks that are wonderful – many with just Legrand at the piano and singing lyrics, others with orchestral tracks – a total of 21 tracks in all. CD5 features remakes and other versions of songs from the film – done by Bud Shank, Chico & The Gypsies, Johnny Griffin, Phil Woods, Trotter Trio, Brigitte, Claude Parent, Bill Evans, Yuri Buenaventura, and others. The whole thing comes with a huge booklet of notes – with lots of information on the film and its music. CD

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Duke PearsonHoney Buns ... CD
Atlantic/Collectables, 1965. Used ... $7.99
An excellent Duke Pearson album – and (dare we say it?) better than any of his Blue Note LPs! The record features a very tight lineup with Johnny Coles on trumpet, Garnett Brown on trombone, Les Spann on flute, James Spaulding on alto, and George Coleman on tenor – all players who are well suited to Pearson's warm funky style on the piano, but who also have a strong modernist sensibility that really comes through on the solos. The album is filled with nice tracks – like "New Girl", "Honeybuns", "Heavy Legs", and the fantastic lyrical groover "Is That So", plus "You Know I Care" and "Our Love". CD

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Hank WilliamsAlone & Forsaken – The Demos ... LP
Rural Routes, Late 40s/Early 50s. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
A fantastic rare slice of work from the legendary Hank Williams – very stripped-down recordings that are pulled from home demos and radio appearances – and which stand strongly next to Hank's more famous singles of the time! The presentation of the music is surprisingly strong – not raspy old tapes, but clean, clear tracks that really get at the genius that Hank brought to the field of hillbilly music in the postwar years – a sound so strong, that even when he's just singing alongside his guitar, Williams can come across with the power of a Dylan or Johnny Cash. There's some great versions of classics here, alongside some other more obscure material – and titles include "Weary Blues From Waitin", "Tennessee Border", "Thank God", "No Not Now", "Sing Sing Sing", "Fool About You", "Blue Love", "Please Don't Let Me Love You", "We Live In Two Different Worlds", "Kaw Liga", "Rockin Chair Money", "My Bucket's Got A Hole In It", "I Could Never Be Ashamed Of You", and "You Caused It All By Telling Lies". LP, Vinyl record album

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Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of InventionOne Size Fits All ... LP
DiscReet, 1975. Very Good- Gatefold ... $8.99
Frank Zappa's got some fantastic fusion touches on this sweet little set from the 70s – thanks to keyboards and a bit of vocals from George Duke, heavy drums from Chester Thompson, and even some brief help from Johnny Guitar Watson! The set's still got a very Zappa-esque feel, but it's clear he's also letting Duke stretch his wings a bit too as there's parts of the record that almost echo the style of some of George's more far-out recordings for MPS. The balance is great – and one that makes the album a lot more soulful at points than we're used to hearing from Zappa. Titles include "Florentine Pogen", "Can't Afford No Shoes", "Inca Roads", "Po-Jama People", "Evelyn A Modified Dog", and "San Ber'Dino". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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VariousBobby Digital Anthology Vol 1 – Extra Wicked ... LP
VP, Early 90s. New Copy 2LP ... $23.99 29.98
A much-needed look at the mighty talents of one of the key forces of the dancehall explosion at the end of the 80s – producer Bobby Digital, whose work in the studio helped Jamaican music find a whole new audience in the decade to come! Bobby's ear for rhythms and basslines is fantastic – and his bold, stripped-down approach to production really helped reggae capture some of the best elements introduced by the hip hop generation – particularly the very strong bottom end that helped the music find a much more relevant sound in the 90s, which in turn led to a huge new audience around the globe! Yet these tracks aren't the mainstream dancehall of the time – as many numbers here were the sorts of indie singles that circulated underground before the music broke bigger on major labels. This first CD features loads of great early Bobby Digital production – 24 titles that include "Dem Bow" by Shabba Ranks, "How Them Flex" by Cocoa Tea & Prezident Brown, "Inaculator" by Daddy Lizard, "Play Play Girl" by Johnny Osbourne, "Sitting In The Back Seat" by Glen Ricks, "Original Full Up" by Leroy Sibbles & Beenie Man, "Sweet Jamaica" by Tony Rebel, "Tek Him" by Mad Cobra, and "Solid As A Rock" by Sizzla. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Bobby Digital Anthology Vol 1 – Extra Wicked (2CD/DVD) ... CD 22.99

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VariousBobby Digital Anthology Vol 1 – Extra Wicked (2CD/DVD) ... CD
VP, Early 90s. New Copy 2CD & DVD ... $22.99 25.98
A much-needed look at the mighty talents of one of the key forces of the dancehall explosion at the end of the 80s – producer Bobby Digital, whose work in the studio helped Jamaican music find a whole new audience in the decade to come! Bobby's ear for rhythms and basslines is fantastic – and his bold, stripped-down approach to production really helped reggae capture some of the best elements introduced by the hip hop generation – particularly the very strong bottom end that helped the music find a much more relevant sound in the 90s, which in turn led to a huge new audience around the globe! Yet these tracks aren't the mainstream dancehall of the time – as many numbers here were the sorts of indie singles that circulated underground before the music broke bigger on major labels. This first CD features loads of great early Bobby Digital production – 40 titles that include "I Got The Vibes" by Frankie Paul, "Peenie Peenie" by Shabba Ranks, "Ebony Eyes" by Wayne Wonder, "Love Me Truly" by Cocoa Tea & Shabba Ranks, "Inaculator" by Daddy Lizard, "Play Play Girl" by Johnny Osbourne, "Sitting In The Back Seat" by Glen Ricks, "Victory Is Mine" by Leroy Smart, "Sweet Jamaica" by Tony Rebel, "Tek Him" by Mad Cobra, and "The Grudge" by Buju Banton. Also features a bonus DVD – with The Bobby Digital Story! CD
Also available Bobby Digital Anthology Vol 1 – Extra Wicked ... LP 23.99

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VariousCan You Feel The Force – The John Luongo Disco Mixes – The Classic Original 12 Inch Extended Remixes ... CD
Groove Line Records (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99
Fantastic full length mixes from the legendary John Luongo – one of the first of the 70s underground disco mixers to bring his talents to the mainstream! John has a great ear for the right elements needed to groove up a tune – and has an especially strong love of tight percussion, and middle bits that came to be known as disco breaks – which he used often to create a new current of intensity in the middle of a tune! Luongo had been working at a relatively underground level in Boston during the mid 70s – similar to some of the original tape edit/mixers in New York – but in the late 70s, Columbia Records hired him to bring a special sort of magic to their big run of 12" singles – a good deal of which are featured in this set. The set is maybe the first we've ever seen to bring together John's great work for Columbia/CBS labels – all of it from rare 12" singles, many of which were originally issued only as promos – served up here with a huge booklet of notes on Luongo's contributions, with comments by artists who include Marlena Shaw, Santana, The Real Thing, Cerrone, and Melba Moore. Titles include classic long Luongo mixes of "Shake Your Body" by The Jacksons, "Shine On Silver Moon" by Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr, "Can You Feel The Force" by The Real Thing, "Pick Me Up I'll Dance" by Melba Moore, "Vertigo/Relight My Fire" by Dan Hartman with Loleatta Holloway, "Music Is My Way Of Life" by Patti Labelle, "This Time Baby" by Jackie Moore, "Gone Gone Gone" by Johnny Mathis, "In These Changing Times" by Mighty Clouds Of Joy, "Dance To The Music" by Sly Stone, "Blame It On The Boogie" by The Jacksons, "Zulu" by The Quick, "I Will Fight" by Gladys Knight & The Pips, "You Stepped Into My Life" by Melba Moore, "Just A Feeling" by Stanley Clarke, "On Our Way" by Southern Exposure, "Candy From Your Baby" by Sarah Dash, "Walk Right Now" by The Jacksons, and "One Chain" by Santana. CD

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VariousJazz Am Rhein – 1967 to 1968 (6CD set) ... CD
Be! (Germany), 1967/1968. New Copy 6CD ... $74.99 107.99
Fantastic work from two different years of this important German Jazz Festival – material that provides a great live complement to some of the best studio jazz recordings of the late 60s European scene – such as those coming from the MPS label, and some of the record companies in Paris and London! The vibe here is mostly straight, but there are plenty of currents of modern, and maybe just a bit of free – and the set's especially great in illustrating the sort of unique groupings and musical moments that can make the jazz festival scene so rewarding! Material from 1967 includes three long tracks by the group of saxophonist Klaus Doldinger with organist Ingfried Hoffmann; a long performance from a big band led by Kurt Edelhagen, with work from trumpeters Shake Keane and Jimmy Deuchar, tenorists Wilton Gaynair and Karl Drewo, and altoist Derek Humble; four tracks by a quartet led by trumpeter Dusko Goykovich, with Bent Jaedig on tenor; two long improvisations from a group that features Manfred Schoof on trumpet, Gerd Dudek on tenor, Alexander Von Schlippenbach on piano, and Jaki Liebezeit on drums; one track by a quartet with Ted Curson on trumpet and Nick Bridnola on soprano sax; four long cuts by the Clarke Boland Sextet, with Sahib Shihab on flute and baritone, Ake Persson on trombone, and Idrees Sulieman on trumpet; a sweet large group led by organist Ingfried Hoffmann, and a few other hip cuts too. 1968 features work by a sextet led by bassist Peter Trunk, with Shake Keane on flugelhorn, Jiggs Whigham on trombone, and Rob Pronk on piano; four tracks by the Clarke Boland Big Band, with Johnny Griffin and Ronnie Scott on tenor, and Sahib Shihab on baritone; two cuts by the twin tenor group of Hank Mobley and Johnny Griffin; a vocal performance by Jon Hendricks with a Clarke Boland group with Johnny Griffin in the lead; twin trombones from the Slide Hampton and Ake Persson Quintet; hip work from the trio of pianist George Gruntz, bassist Henri Texier, and drummer Daniel Humair; a number of tight tracks from the Maynard Ferguson big band, with Pete King on tenor; and two shorter trio tracks from Joachim Kuhn. Like other Be Music titles, the presentation is great – a really well-done box, and big booklet of notes and images. CD

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VariousStrange Breaks & Mr Thing 2 – More Rock, Funk, Soul, Jazz & Soundtrack Breaks For Modern Living ... LP
BBE (UK), 1970s. New Copy 2LP ... $24.99 28.98
A fantastic funky follow-up to the first Mr Thing compilation from BBE – and a set that's equally filled with rare and soulful grooves! If we didn't know better, we'd swear he went into our crates and pilfered our own record collections – because the package contains plenty of overlooked cuts that we've loved for years, but which have never gotten their due – and not even all of them are from totally obscure pressings or small indie labels – just the kind of records that people pass over sometimes, because they don't know how great they sound! There's lots and lots and lots of deeply funky numbers on the collection – and the package really takes us back to the glory days when BBE compilations were always turning us onto something new – especially during the Keb Darge glory days. Titles include "Back Ground Music" by Kalyanji Anandji, "Searching For Soul" by Jake Wade & The Soul Searchers, "ABC" by Hot Butter & Soul, "Spooky Do" by Dick Walter, "The Horse" by Val Merral's Orchestra, "It's Just Begun" by Hot City Bump Band, "Sally" by Frank Pleyer Big Band, "Love Is Just A Word" by Johnny Griffith Inc, "Can't Stop Talkin" by Art & Ron, "Family Affair" by The Generation Gap, "Gacek" by Jerzy Milian, "Rockin Chair" by John L Watson with White Mouse, "Pink Panther" by Alan Tew, "Twinkle Stars Boo Galoo (live)" by Oscar Harris & The Twinkle Stars, "The Message" by Tinga Stewart, and "Pru Urebu" by The Rias Orchestra. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousThis Is Trojan (180 gram pressing – 6LP set) ... LP
Trojan, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 6LP ... $62.99 69.99
A fantastic tribute to one of the greatest reggae labels of all time – one that features 12 sides of pure Trojan Records greatness – all packed in a very limited package, too! The set features super-heavy vinyl – actually nicer than Trojan pressings from the 70s – and the box also features inner sleeves that are awash in images from the vintage releases of the tracks, including some very cool singles and other images that we'd never seen before! But obviously, it's the music that makes the whole thign special – some of the first important transatlantic tracks, with sounds that not only helped the global spread of reggae, but also turn on a generation of UK listeners too. Titles include "Leggo Skanga" by Rupie Edwards, "Perfida" by Phyllis Dillon, "Johnny Too Bad" by The Slickers, "Israelites" by Desmond Dekker, "OK Fred" by Errol Dunkley, "You're Everything To Me" by Boris Gardiner, "Crying Over You" by Ken Boothe, "Moon River" by Greyhound, "Pied Piper" by Bob & Marcia, "Girlie Girlie" by Sophia George, "Hurt So Good" by Susan Cadogan, "Return Of Django" by The Upsetters, "Monky Spanner" by Dave & Ansel Collins, and "Rudy A Message To You" by Dandy. 60 tracks in all! LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 250 copies.)

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✨✧ Joseph Jarman/Don MoyeBlack Paladins ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The Art Ensemble team of Jarman and Moye join with South African bass legend Johnny Dyani in this fantastic set of tracks that's easily some of the best work any of the players recorded during the 70s! The album's got all the free interplay of the classic Art Ensemble work, with some of the edge that Dyani and fellow Blue Notes were bringing to their work in London during the early 70s – wrapped up in a spirituality that unifies the disparate instrumentation and moods of the records. Titles include "Ginger Song", "Black Paladins", "Ode to Wilbur Ware", and "Mama Marimba" – as well as a great reworking of Kalaparusha's "Humility In The Light Of The Creator". CD
(Out of print original CD pressing.)

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✨✧ VariousDynamite Soul Harmony Vol 2 ... CD
Dynamite (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fantastic! This is the great second volume follow-up to one of our favorite soul compilations ever! The set features 2 lost tracks of group harmony soul, with a selection that's better than you'd find even if you dug through boxes of rare 45s for years (and that's all we do!) The whole thing's sweet, heavenly, and mellow all the way through – and tracks include "There Is Nothing Better Than Love" by The Magic Tones, "You Are" by The Executive Four, "Don't You Want To Fall In Love" by The Steptones, "Love Is Here" by The Futures, "Great Day" by The Whispers, "Tricky Dick" by The Train Robbers, "You Waited Too Long" by Johnny Bartel and the Soul Masters, "Have You Ever" by The Enchanted Five, "Laughing Girl" by The Hollywood Saxons, "Let's Start Over" by The Ring Leaders, "Lovers In The Park" by Fidelics, and "Daddy's Home" by 5 Degrees Farenheit. Beautiful, and the kind of stuff that we live to find – even if some of the tracks were mastered from original vinyl. CD
(Note: CD appears to have been mastered from vinyl sources – and although printed professionally, it's a bit low-budget in terms of the packaging. CD may not play well on all players.)

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✨✧ VariousJukebox In Crampsville – 60 Way Out Tunes At A Dime Apiece ... CD
Righteous (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Mad music that you might never have heard otherwise – the fantastic fifth installment in this excellent series inspired by The Cramps – and maybe the deepest-digging so far! There's no holds barred here – both in the source of the material, and the style – and the main criteria just seems to be finding tracks that are as way-out and wild as possible – almost all of which are pulled from the 45rpm underground of the late 50s and early 60s! The "jukebox" in the title is well-placed – as most of these cuts are mad rompers that would really liven up a nightclub – but we also can't imagine there ever being any jukebox as hip as this one, to bring all these fantastic singles together. Titles include "Icky Poo" by The Nomads, "Pimples & Braces" by Ric Gary, "Fling" by The Phaetons, "Laffin Beatnik" by Johnny Beeman, "Bop Crazy Baby" by Vern Pullens, "Boom Stix" by Curley & The Jades, "Cannibal Stew" by Jerry & Mel, "Talk About A Party" by Lee Braun, "Mad Gass" by The Royal Teens, "Mama's Place" by Bing Day, "Mo Taters" by The Earthworms, "I'm The Wolfman" by Round Robin, "A Logger's Wife" by Buzz Martin, and "Strollie Bun" by The Blonde Bomber. CD

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✨✧ VariousSweet Taste Of Sin – Sensual Sampler-Ready Soul For B-Boys, B-Girls, & Soul Heads ... CD
BGP (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sweet and smooth 70s soul – hand-picked with a freshness that should appeal to folks who found these sounds through the hip hop that these grooves laid the sonic groundwork for. The tracks on here aren't as beat or break-heavy as some of the material on other sample-driven collections – but that's fine with us, as the tracks move into a sophisticated soul range that's always a pleasure to hear, bringing together the kind of well-produced 70s tracks we love! Titles include "Sweet Taste Of Sin" by Dennis Coffey, "I'll See You In Hell First" by Phillip Mitchell, "Do It To Me Now" by Fatback, "Don't Risk Your Happiness On Foolishness" by Fantastic Four, "Killing Time" by Natural Essence, "Your Love Is My Desire" by Eramus Hall, "Baby Get Down" by Eddie McLoyd, "Set It Out" by The Detroit Emeralds, "Love Starved" by Shirley Brown, "I'm Gonna Have To Tell Her" by Isaac Hayes, "If I Had The Power" by Johnny Guitar Watson, and "I Got To Have Your Love Now" by Caesar Frazier. CD

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✨✧ Gary BartzMusic Is My Sanctuary ... LP
Capitol, 1977. Used ... Out Of Stock
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! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some wearm, with a center split spine.)

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✨✧ Duke Ellington & Billy StrayhornDuke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn (colored vinyl) ... LP
Vogue/Sony (UK), 1950. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Fantastic small group material from pianists Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn – playing together here on material that was originally issued in the US by Mercer Records, but presented here in the original Vogue Records album that came out overseas! The setting is quite different than the larger Ellington orchestra – as the dates feature both Duke and Billy on piano, working just with bass on one side, and both bass and drums on the other – trading lines beautifully in a way that would have been obscured in a larger group. Titles include "Bang Up Blues", "C Jam Blues", "Tonk", "Johnny Come Lately", "Great Times", "Cotton Tail", and "Flamingo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Great pressing – with original cover art, mottled color vinyl, and liner notes too!)

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✨✧ Michel LegrandLes Demoiselles De Rochefort (Young Girls of Rochefort) (50th Anniversary 5CD set) ... CD
Universal (France), 1966. Used ... Out Of Stock
A dream come true – a special 5CD box set, based around one of our favorite soundtracks ever – with a huge amount of added music! The core score is presented on CDs 1 and 2 – fantastic music from the film Les Demoiselles De Rochefort (aka Young Girls Of Rochefort) – a jazzy swinging ode to love found and love lost – all penned by the legendary Michel Legrand! The work was composed in collaboration with director Jacques Demy for his 1966 film of the same name – and, like the previous Demy/Legrand collaboration, Umbrellas Of Cherbourg, the movie's a story in song – one that has much of the dialogue presented as sung lyrics to the tunes. The mode takes off from a Hollywood musical style, and pushes the genre into territory that's much hipper, very French, and with a soaring approach that's filled with plenty of mod 60s jazz grooves. Legrand's genius has never sparkled so brightly – and his ability to interweave different themes, stories, and grooves is simply amazing! This double-length set presents the expanded original score – with many songs that were not on the original single version of the soundtrack, plus key bits of dialogue to help transition the tunes. Titles include "Chanson Des Jumelles", "Chanson De Delphine", "Nous Voyageons De Ville En Ville", "Chanson D'Andy", "La Femme Coupee En Morceaux", and "Marins Amis Amants Ou Maris". CD2 also features 11 more tracks – the Instrumental version of the score, directed by Legrand in 1966. CD3 features a beautiful English Language version – with the voices of Jackie Ward, Sue Allen, Earl Brown, and others – all singing English versions of the songs, done by Earl Brown and Julian More. CD4 features work tracks that are wonderful – many with just Legrand at the piano and singing lyrics, others with orchestral tracks – a total of 21 tracks in all. CD5 features remakes and other versions of songs from the film – done by Bud Shank, Chico & The Gypsies, Johnny Griffin, Phil Woods, Trotter Trio, Brigitte, Claude Parent, Bill Evans, Yuri Buenaventura, and others. The whole thing comes with a huge booklet of notes – with lots of information on the film and its music. CD
Also available Les Demoiselles De Rochefort (Young Girls of Rochefort) (50th Anniversary 5CD set) ... CD 21.99

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✨✧ Nick Millevoi's Desertion Trio with Jamie SaftMidtown Tilt ... CD
Shhpuma (Portugal), 2018. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A really fantastic album from guitarist Nick Millevoi – one that's noteworthy not just for the work of the leader, but also for the album's excellent organ by Jamie Saft – who also recorded the whole session too! This isn't your usual guitar/organ soul jazz set – as both players use their instruments more in these wide waves of painterly sound – really opening up the chromatic possibilities in great ways, alongside Johnny Deblase on bass and Kevin Shea on drums. Ashley Tini guests on vibes on two tracks, but the real focus of the record is the interplay between guitar and organ – which is very unique and striking. Titles include "It's A Hard World For Little Things", "Midtown Tilt", "Numbers Maker", "Jai Alai Noon", "The Myna Bird", and "Fascination Fadeaway". CD

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✨✧ Riz OrtolaniSi Puo Essere Piu Bastardi Dell'Ispettore Cliff ... LP
Sugar/Four Flies (Italy), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A fantastic funky soundtrack from Riz Ortolani – quite different than some of his bigger hits of the 60s, and full of heavy basslines and lots of great drums! The style here is in the best cop/crime mode of the time – but has even more blacksploitation grit at the bottom than the usual Italian work of the period – with a rawness that really rivals some of the best funky scores by Americans like Johnny Pate or Don Julian – although overall, there's maybe an even higher funk quotient to this record than some of their classics! Take it from us – we're not ones to casually use terms like this – and we really mean it when we say that this rare Italian gem from 1973 might well have you putting aside your copies of Shaft, Superfly, and Black Caesar! LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited pressing – with a bonus poster too!)

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✨✧ Ahmed Abdul-MalikEast Meets West (180 gram pressing) ... LP
RCA, 1960. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A brilliant mix of jazz and world music! Abdul-Malik was the legendary bass player from the fifties who mixed straight jazz playing with traditional Middle Eastern rhythms – and although he most famously recorded albums with Monk as a regular bassist, his albums on his own are amazing blends of jazz and world music, done years before anyone else had contemplated doing so! This album is similar to Abdul-Malik's Jazz Sahara album, in which he plays quite a bit on the Oud – but in this one the ensemble is much more jazz-oriented, and features Lee Morgan, Curtis Fuller, Benny Golson, and Johnny Griffin. The Oud holds center stage on most tracks, but then it drops out, and Morgan and Griffin come wailing in on solos that will rip your socks off! Titles include "Rooh", "La Ibky", "Takseem", "Searchin", and "El Ghada". Fantastic!!!! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Joe BataanSalsoul ... LP
Mericana, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A landmark album from Joe Bataan – so great, that it made the entire record company change its name! The record has Joe really bursting out after his seminal Latin Soul work of the late 60s – blending Latin rhythms and American soul into a whole new style of music – one that Joe called "Salsoul", because of it's mixture of salsa and soul! The blend is fantastic, a real milestone in the NuYorican scene – and handled perfectly by Joe on every cut! There's some massive Latin funk on here, including the tracks "Latin Strut" and "Aftershower Funk", plus some straighter Latin jazz, like "Sunny Gets Blue Mambo", and a great Latin Soul cut with English vocals called "Johnny". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Andy Tolman CartelCipher ... CD
Freestyle (UK), 2017. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic album of funky soundtrack grooves – one that was recently recorded by guitarist Andy Tolman, but which instantly takes us back to the best 70s film scores by artists like Quincy Jones, Johnny Pate, or Lalo Schfrin! Like both of those giants at their best, Andy works here in a style that's rooted in jazz – with superb arrangements and strong individual elements at the core – all fused together with a tight funky vibe that's never too slick or commercial at all – but which also has a lot more big-picture approach than the usual deep funk combo style too! There's also nothing "easy" about the music – no flip retro references, or cheap copycat modes – as Andy's sound here is very original, and very proudly its own – with a strength that makes it more than able to live up to the legendary status we're kind of giving it. Titles include "Cypher", "Speedball", "Politea Square", "Tempo Do Sol", "Claret & Blues", "You What", and "Copra Libertadores". CD
Also available Cipher ... LP 18.99

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✨✧ Hank WilliamsAlone & Forsaken – The Demos ... CD
Rural Routes, Late 40s/Early 50s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic rare slice of work from the legendary Hank Williams – very stripped-down recordings that are pulled from home demos and radio appearances – and which stand strongly next to Hank's more famous singles of the time! The presentation of the music is surprisingly strong – not raspy old tapes, but clean, clear tracks that really get at the genius that Hank brought to the field of hillbilly music in the postwar years – a sound so strong, that even when he's just singing alongside his guitar, Williams can come across with the power of a Dylan or Johnny Cash. There's some great versions of classics here, alongside some other more obscure material – and titles include "Weary Blues From Waitin", "Tennessee Border", "Thank God", "No Not Now", "Sing Sing Sing", "Fool About You", "Blue Love", "Please Don't Let Me Love You", "We Live In Two Different Worlds", "Kaw Liga", "Rockin Chair Money", "My Bucket's Got A Hole In It", "I Could Never Be Ashamed Of You", and "You Caused It All By Telling Lies". CD
Also available Alone & Forsaken – The Demos ... LP 9.99
 
 
 



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