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Johnny HammondStorm Warning ... LP
Milestone, 1977. Very Good- ... $4.99
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 CashGreatest ... LP
Sun, 1959. Very Good+ ... $14.99
The fantastic early sound of the great Johnny Cash – captured here by Sun Records, who really did a great job of bringing out the rhythmic pulse in Johnny's music! As with his best early singles, the style here is very raw – romping guitar riffs next to the man's incredible deep voice – set up perfectly on the sorts of tunes that just seem to get better and better the more you give them a listen! Titles include "Luther's Boogie", "I Just Thought You'd Like To Know", "I Forgot To Remember To Forget", "Katy Too", "You Tell Me", "Just About Time", "You Win Again", "Thanks A Lot", "Get Rhythm", and "I Could Never Be Ashamed Of You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and half split seams.)
Also available Greatest (colored vinyl) ... LP 20.99

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Johnny CashGreatest (colored vinyl) ... LP
Sun, 1959. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99 22.98
The fantastic early sound of the great Johnny Cash – captured here by Sun Records, who really did a great job of bringing out the rhythmic pulse in Johnny's music! As with his best early singles, the style here is very raw – romping guitar riffs next to the man's incredible deep voice – set up perfectly on the sorts of tunes that just seem to get better and better the more you give them a listen! Titles include "Luther's Boogie", "I Just Thought You'd Like To Know", "I Forgot To Remember To Forget", "Katy Too", "You Tell Me", "Just About Time", "You Win Again", "Thanks A Lot", "Get Rhythm", and "I Could Never Be Ashamed Of You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Indie exclusive red colored vinyl limited to just 500 copies!)
Also available Greatest ... LP 14.99

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Celia Cruz & Johnny PachecoCelia & Johnny ... CD
Vaya/Fania (France), 1974. New Copy ... $12.99
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". CD
Also available Celia & Johnny (180 gram pressing) ... LP 20.99

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Celia Cruz & Johnny PachecoCelia & Johnny (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Vaya/Fania (France), 1974. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $20.99 22.98
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
Also available Celia & Johnny ... CD 12.99

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Johnny SmithJohnny Smith Favorites ... CD
Roost/Warner (Japan), 1959. New Copy ... $9.99
Guitarist Johnny Smith in a sweet, laidback trio setting – just the kind of mode that's perfect for his gentle sense of color and tone – a style he virtually invented for jazz guitar in the 50s! The album's one of his classics for the Roost label, and it's a masterpiece in chromatic hues – subtle, simple, but completely fantastic – at a level that makes Johnny Smith one of the true legends in jazz guitar from the 50s. Accompaniment is by George Roumanis on bass and Mousie Alexander on drums – but both players are extremely gentle, and leave most of the sound to Johnny – as it should be. Titles include "Little Girl Blue", "My Funny Valentine", "Polka Dots & Moonbeams", "Everything Happens To Me", "Pavanne", and "Blues Back Stage". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Johnny Guitar WatsonBlues Soul Of Johnny (Guitar) Watson ... LP
Chess/Go Bop, 1963. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99
An insanely wonderful early session by Johnny Guitar Watson – recorded for Chess in the early 60s, and featuring Johnny on piano, not guitar! The album was dropped out quickly – but has resurfaced over the years in a number of different versions, which may be why it always gets lost in Johnny's catalog, and never gets rated as some of his better work. To us, though, the album is incredible – a sublime gem of a record that features Johnny operating in a jazzy style that shows him to be not only a wonderful musician on the piano, but a masterful singer who could take a song and turn it completely upside down. Gone are all the raw blues of the early years, and you'll hear none of the silly funk of the 70s. Instead, you've got Johnny as a serious musician, but still with a wink in his eye and a great sense of humor that makes the album shine and sparkle after repeat listenings. Every cuts a winner, and the album includes an amazing triple-tempo Latin version of "I'll Remember April", with crashing piano by Johnny – plus the cuts "Exactly Like You", "Misty", and "Witchcraft". Great stuff – and one of our favorite sessions ever! Even the front cover is fantastic – as it shows a slick young Johnny sitting in front of a fireplace, playing chess! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Johnny KeatingThis Bird Has Flown ... CD
Warner (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of our favorite albums ever by Johnny Keating! Long before he discovered the moog for his 70s funk albums, Keating was cranking out some fantastic big band work during the 60s – mixing together odd rhythmic patterns in a way that set his work apart from most other Brit leaders, coming up with strange rhythms and cool ways of laying out a tune – so that even if the title was familiar, the track grooved in ways that you'd never expect! This early American LP is a real gem – filled with groovy tunes that chop and waffle wonderfully – as Johnny takes tracks like "Qui", "Shangri-La", "It Was A Very Good Year", "Ebb Tide", "Girl Talk", and "Canadian Sunset – carving them up with odd syncopation and weird horn parts, making them all a dreamy delight! CD

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

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✨✧ VariousStars Of Modern EP ... 7-inch
Modern/Kent (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
Four rare slices of west coast soul – all hand-picked from the overlooked catalog of Modern Records – a label that's better-known for its R&B of the 50s, but which served up some fantastic soul in the following decade! Jackie Day belts it out of the park on "Before It's Too Late" – an upbeat, positive groover – and Vernon Garrett almost hits Tyrone Davis territory, with his own different tune titled "If I Could Turn Back The Hands Of Time". The Frank Wilson-penned "I've Gotta Get You Back" has a Detroit soul vibe – thanks to sweet lead vocals from Mary Love, and some nicely crafted arrangements – and Johnny Gilliam follows with "You Make Me Feel Like Someone" – a lost sophisticated soul cut that's very much in the best Walter Jackson territory of the time! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Joe BataanSalsoul ... LP
Mericana, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
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 ... LP
Freestyle (UK), 2017. New Copy ... About October 27, 2017
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 (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia, 1956. Used ... $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", "Grieving", "Hey Baby", and "Passion Flower". CD features 2 bonus tracks – "If You Were In My Place" and "Just A Sittin & A Rockin". CD

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Duke EllingtonIn The Uncommon Market ... LP
Pablo, Early 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $9.99
A fantastic testament of the live genius of Duke Ellington – material recorded from a few different 60s shows recorded in Europe – woven together to make an album that's every bit as magical as some of the Duke's famous studio sides from the 40s and the 50s! The choice of tunes is great – some less-familiar Ellington compositions, highlighted by that fantastic blend of modernism and swing that the group was developing strongly from the mid 50s onwards – even more so than in previous years, with a maturation in both the leader and group members that made whole new heights of colorful expression possible! Players include Johnny Hodges, Paul Gonsalves, and Harry Carney on saxes – and Cat Anderson, Ray Nance, and Cootie Williams on trumpets – on titles that include "Bula", "Silk Lace", "Star Crossed Lovers", "ESP", "Guitar Amour", "Kinda Dukish", and two takes on "The Shepherd", which was done for a film about Jean Miro! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Michel LegrandLes Demoiselles De Rochefort (Young Girls of Rochefort) (50th Anniversary 5CD set) ... CD
Universal (France), 1966. New Copy 5CD ... $29.99
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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Hank WilliamsAlone & Forsaken – The Demos ... CD
Rural Routes, Late 40s/Early 50s. New Copy ... $11.99 15.98
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 15.99

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Hank WilliamsAlone & Forsaken – The Demos ... LP
Rural Routes, Late 40s/Early 50s. New Copy ... $15.99 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
Also available Alone & Forsaken – The Demos ... CD 11.99

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Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of InventionOne Size Fits All ... LP
DiscReet, 1975. Very Good Gatefold ... $14.99
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.)

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VariousBack On The Street Again – Australian Funk, Soul, & Psych (Mostly) From The Festival Vaults ... LP
Festival/Warner (Australia), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99
A fantastic collection of rare funk and soul from the Australian scene of the 70s – and a collection that goes way past some of the more familiar ground covered by other compilations! There have been a few key looks at the Aussie scene over the years – all of them really revelatory assemblages of funky cuts that never got much circulation outside of the island nation – and which point to a surprisingly huge legacy of great sounds in the 60s and 70s – a time when Australia was riding high on new national growth and cultural pride! This set digs even deeper than those – and dips into a variety of genres, even some great funky rock – and pulls together cuts from the Festival label archive, plus a few other sources – really mixing in some gems we never would have heard otherwise, alongside a few bigger names from the scene. Titles include "Funky Max" by Johnny Rocco Band, "City Sounds" by Daly Wilson Big Band, "Voodoo Lady" by Dalvanius & The Fascinations, "Feel Awright" by The Id, "Superstition" by Ray White Revival, "Africa" by Festival Studio 24 Orchestra, "Weird & Wonderful" by Brute Force & His Drum Band, "The Rat Suite" by Blackfeather, "Sea That Swells" by Tamam Shud, "Odyssey" by Khavas Jute, "The Wrong Time" and "Indian Rope Man" by McPhee, "Painted Ego" by Count Copernicus & The Cosmic Fire, "Vehicle" by Al Style, "Be There In The Morning" by Renee Geyer, "Oz Bump" by Hot Source, "Do The Uptight" by Ross D Wyllie, "Back On The Street Again" by Billy Thorpe, and "A Day In The Life" and "Hair" by John Sangster. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousCash-A-Likes – Men In Black Who Walked The Line – From The 1950s & 1960s ... LP
Southern Routes, Late 50s/1960s. New Copy Gatefold ... $18.99 19.99
The influence of Johnny Cash was a huge one in American music – not just in country, but in rock as well – especially given that some of Johnny's first important recordings came out on the Sun label from Memphis! Yet while the bigger sides of Cash's influence have been debated often over the years, he also had a huge impact on the underground, too – as you'll hear in this very cool collection of rare 45s that offer up a whole new version of the Johnny Cash sound! That fast-stepping rhythm of the early Sun singles informs most of these cuts – and Johnny's deep-voiced presentation of the lyrics also clearly has its place – as does the weird array of subject matter. But the whole thing is also way more than just a cheap cash-in collection (no pun intended!) – as the album's a fantastic portrait of the country underground that circulated on smaller indie labels, who mostly issued 45s. Titles include "Iron Man" by Bill Compton, "The Battle Of Earl K Long" by Ernie Barton, "Only Fools" by Wes Buchanan, "That's The Way It Goes" by Durwood Daly, "Long Legged Guitar Pickin Man" by Tar Heel Drifters, "Devil Train" by Johnny Doe, "Working All My Life" by Jim Nesbitt, "Lead Guitar Man" by Sammy Julian, "Ridin Fence" by Sleepy Labeef, and "The Cash Song" by Circle K Wranglers. LP, Vinyl record album
 
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VariousMusic For Dancefloors – The Cream Of The KPM Music Green Label Sessions ... CD
Strut/KPM (UK), Late 60s/1970s. Used ... $25.99
Fantastically funky – and probably the best comp of studio music we've ever heard! Sure, there's lots of other albums that have dipped into the massive KPM library of comercially produced sound library music – but the folks at Strut have outdone themselves this time, and have come up with a batch of tracks that is way way more soulful than any other set we've heard like this! Many of the tracks could easily stand alone as funky jazz or soul singles – and the music on the set was made by some of the all-time greats of the British studio scene! Tracks include "Reggae Train" by Dennis Bovell (yes, THE Dennis Bovell), "That's What Friends Are For" by Madeline Bell (yes, THE Madeline Bell), "Freeway To Rio" by Les Baxter (yes, THE . . . ok, you get the idea!), "Crash Course" by Keith Mansfield, "Unlimited Love" by Alan Parker, "Second Cut" by James Clarke, "Funky Express" by Duncan Lamont, "Assault Course" by Johnny Pearson, "Swamp Fever" by John Cameron, "Piano In Transit" by Francis Coppieters, and "Expo In Tokyo" by Alan Moorhouse. There's 20 cuts, a great package, excellent notes – and some of the tracks have even been remixed to extend the breaks! CD
(Out of print.)
 
 
 



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