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Johnny HammondStorm Warning ... LP
Milestone, 1977. Very Good+ ... $7.99
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.)

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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!)

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Celia Cruz & Johnny PachecoCelia & Johnny (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Vaya/Fania (France), 1974. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $19.99 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

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✨✧ Johnny HartmanTokyo Albums (Trane's Favorites/Johnny Hartman Meets Terumasa Hino) ... CD
Capitol/Gambit (Spain), 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
2 rare Japanese-only albums from vocalist Johnny Hartman – back to back on one CD! Trane's Favorites was originally released only in Japan, eventually came out in the US on CD many years later (as For Trane) – and is one of Johnny Hartman's greatest recordings, perhaps his strongest jazz session ever! The backing is fantastic, and Johnny's deep voice opens up to new depths on this batch of standards all interpreted by John Coltrane. The Coltrane reference is not incidental, either, because Johnny really hits a new level on this material, and breaks out of his usual sleepy style of singing, into a more free, more modal groove. Titles include "Summertime", "Nature Boy", "Violets For Your Furs", and "Greensleeves". That album is paired with another Japanese-only session from 1972 – one that featured trumpeter Terumasa Hino co-leading the record with Johnny, and a record that never came out in the US! The feel here is easygoing and jazzy – not nearly as dark and brooding as some of Hartman's other ballad albums, and in a mode that takes full advantage of the higher level of recording offered in the Japanese studios. Tracks are all in a middle range of length – and Johnny opens up a bit with his interpretations – not as free as on his Coltrane session, but still with a relaxed and glowing warmth that's made even better by Hino's well-placed solos. Titles include "Sometimes I'm Happy", "Fly Me To The Moon", "Green Dolphin Street", "My Funny Valentine", and "S'posin". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Johnny MathisJohnny ... CD
Columbia, 1963. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic record – the first collaboration between Johnny Mathis and arranger Don Costa – a talent who took the Mathis magic to a whole new level! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Johnny Guitar WatsonBlues Soul Of Johnny (Guitar) Watson ... LP
Chess/Go Bop, 1963. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Celia Cruz & Johnny PachecoCelia & Johnny ... CD
Vaya/Fania (France), 1974. New Copy ... 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". CD
Also available Celia & Johnny (180 gram pressing) ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ Johnny HartmanFor Trane ... CD
Blue Note, 1972. Used ... Out Of Stock
Originally recorded and released only in Japan, and finally out now in the US – this is one of Johnny Hartman's greatest recordings, and perhaps his strongest jazz session ever! The backing is fantastic, and Johnny's deep voice opens up to new depths on this batch of standards all interpreted by Coltrane. The 'Trane reference is not incidental, either, because Johnny really hits a new level on this material, and breaks out of his usual sleepy style of singing, into a more free, more modal groove. Titles include "Summertime", "Nature Boy", "Violets For Your Furs", and "On Green Dolphin Street". CD
(Out of print BMG Direct pressing. Disc has a name in marker.)

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✨✧ Johnny KeatingThis Bird Has Flown ... CD
Warner (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... 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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✨✧ Johnny SmithJohnny Smith Favorites ... CD
Roost/Warner (Japan), 1959. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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Andy Tolman CartelCipher ... CD
Freestyle (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $12.99
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". CD
Also available Cipher ... LP 16.99

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✨✧ Andy Tolman CartelCipher ... LP
Freestyle (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $16.99
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
Also available Cipher ... CD 12.99

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Gil EvansComplete Pacific Jazz Sessions (New Bottle Old Wine/Great Jazz Standards) ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1958/1959. Used ... $5.99
2 wonderful late 50s sessions from arranger Gil Evans – both of which we'd rank right up there with his best work with Miles Davis, or the albums under his own name for Impulse in the 60s! The first half of the CD is from the album New Bottle Old Wine – a record of swinging modern backdrops, used to showcase both the solo talents of a young Cannonball Adderley, and the dynamic energy of Evans himself! Cannon's sharp-edged early tone is a really great sound for the record – far more modern than you might expect from later funk and soul sides of the 60s – and perfectly poised next to Gil's larger back drops to reignite a host of older tunes with new energy! And while the titles are familiar, the readings certainly are not – as the Evans pen has really changed things up beautifully – as you'll hear on numbers that include "St Louis Blues", "King Porter Stomp", "Willow Tree", "Struttin' With Some Barbeque", "Lester Leaps In", "Round About Midnight", "Manteca", and "Bird Feathers". Great Jazz Standards is equally great, a fantastic lost set from Evans – and one that features Mingus trumpeter Johnny Coles as the lead soloist in front of Evans-led modern groups that include players like Elvin Jones, Ray Crawford, Steve Lacy, Budd Johnson, Rod Levitt, and Chuck Wayne. Despite the "standards" in the title, most of these numbers are modern tunes from the 50s – like "Joy Spring", "Ballad Of The Sad Young Men", "Django", "Straight No Chaser", and "Chant Of The Weed" – all given Evans' unique style of arrangement, tweaked up a few notches to give them a really edgey quality. Coles is clearly standing in for Miles here, but the format works well overall! CD features 15 tracks in all, including some newly-improved versions of a few tracks, correcting mistakes in the original records! CD
(Out of print.)

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Gil EvansGreat Jazz Standards ... CD
World Pacific, 1959. Used ... $4.99
A fantastic lost set from Evans – one that features Mingus trumpeter Johnny Coles as the lead soloist in front of Evans-led modern groups that include players like Elvin Jones, Ray Crawford, Steve Lacy, Budd Johnson, Rod Levitt, and Chuck Wayne. Despite the "standards" in the title, most of these numbers are modern tunes from the 50s – like "Joy Spring", "Ballad Of The Sad Young Men", "Django", "Straight No Chaser", and "Chant Of The Weed" – all given Evans' unique style of arrangement, tweaked up a few notches to give them a really edgey quality. Coles is clearly standing in for Miles here, but the format works well overall! CD
(Out of print.)

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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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Riz OrtolaniSi Puo Essere Piu Bastardi Dell'Ispettore Cliff ... LP
Sugar/Four Flies (Italy), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
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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✨✧ 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 16.99

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✨✧ Hank WilliamsAlone & Forsaken – The Demos ... LP
Rural Routes, Late 40s/Early 50s. New Copy ... $16.99 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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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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VariousComplete D Singles Collection Vol 2 – The Sounds Of Houston Texas (4CD set) ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), 1959. Used 4CDs ... $44.99
The complete run of music from the Houston-based D Records – a fantastic label started up by the legendary Pappy Daily after his work at Starday! The series is wonderful – all the very rare D Records singles, one by one – complete with a huge book of notes that tells the evolving story of the label in the usual great Bear Family way – complete with lots of photos and images of records, too! This second set features key early work by Billy Walker, Willie Nelson, Jimmy & Johnny, James O'Gwynn, Leon Payne, Dave Edge, Eddie Noack, Claude Gray, Danny Ross, and others – a killer mix of country, hillbilly, and rockabilly! CD
 
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VariousMusic For Dancefloors – The Cream Of The KPM Music Green Label Sessions ... CD
Strut/KPM (UK), Late 60s/1970s. Used ... $14.99
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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