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Lester Bowie's Brass FantasyAvant Pop ... LP
ECM, 1986. Very Good+ ... $16.99
With Malachi Thompson, Steve Turre, Stanton Davis, and Frank Lacy. This LP features covers of pop hits, such as "Saving All My Love For You", "Oh, What A Night", "Crazy", & "Blueberry Hill", as well as compositions by Steve Turre and Lester Bowie, including "Macho", "The Emperor", and "B Funk". LP, Vinyl record album
(German pressing.)

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Lester Bowie's Brass FantasyFire This Time ... LP
In & Out (Germany), 1992. Very Good 2LP ... $19.99
One of the hipper Lester Bowie sides from the 90s, but still cut very much in the horn-heavy groove of his Brass Fantasy years! The set's a live one, recorded in Switzerland in 1992 – and the group features Bowie at the head of an all-brass lineup of trumpets, French horn, tuba, and trombones – plus drums by Vinnie Johnson and percussion by Famoudou Don Moye. As with lots of the Bowie work of the time, there's a number of playful themes running through the set – as the Brass Fantasy sound is applied to a variety of stylistic settings. Titles include "Night Time", "For Louis", "Strange Fruit", "Remember The Time", "Black Or White", "Night Life", "Siesta For The Fiesta", and "The Great Pretender". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy import pressing!)

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FantasySex & Material Possessions ... LP
Pavillion/CBS, 1982. Very Good+ ... $4.99
The second set from this early 80s disco trio – a Tony Valor side project, served up with all the soaringly soulful lines we love in his work from the 70s! Fantasy features two male singers and one female – trading back vocals nicely over catchy rhythms that sparkle with plenty of soul – and a surprising amount of warm instrumentation, much more so for clubby projects like this from the time. A few cuts get a bit mellower – almost going for a crossover soul feel, but in a nice way – and titles include "Believe Me", "Hold On Tight", "So Easy To Say", "Too Hot For Love", and "If It Don't Fit Don't Force It". LP, Vinyl record album

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DalineSecret Fantasy ... LP
TBA, 1986. Very Good+ ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Coke EscovedoDisco Fantasy ... LP
Mercury, 1977. Sealed ... $14.99
Not as strong as Coke's earlier work on Mercury – but not a bad album overall, thanks to some tight production work by Pat Gleeson, who's also most likely playing the cool keyboards on the record. Most of the tunes are aimed at the dancefloor – not really disco numbers, but the sort of fast funk jazz-based tunes that showed up in the later years of CTI and Kudu, especially on albums arranged by David Matthews. There's a female vocalist on most of the tracks, although she's not named in the notes – and titles include "Soul Support", "Won't You Gimme The Funk", "Who Do You Want To Love", "Trash Man", "Something Special", and "Hot Soul Single". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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John Lennon & Yoko OnoDouble Fantasy ... LP
Geffen, 1980. Very Good+ ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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Joe LocoMambo Fantasy ... LP
Tico, Late 50s. Very Good ... $24.99
One of Joe Loco's most haunting albums, and a moody mix of spare Latin percussion with haunting off-kilter piano solos, in a swirling blend of tracks that form Joe's Mambo Fantasy. Joe's work on the keys is as captivating as ever, and with the no-nonsense arrangements of the tracks, you can really get to hear him at his best on this album. Titles include "Mucho Swing", "Love For Sale", "Lover", "Cuban Nightingale", "Body & Soul", and "September In The Rain". Nice cover image, too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear, a name in pen, and a sticker spot.)

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Mauer/Tchaikovsky/SImon/Arban/Bennett/Arnold/Howarth/PrevinDivertimento – Four Pieces For Brass Quintet/Sleeping Beauty Waltz/Quartet In The Form Of A Sonatina/Etude Charachteristique/Fanfare/Fantasy/Pasce Tuos/Four Outings – Philip Jones Brass Ensemble ... LP
Argo (Holland), 1977. Near Mint- ... $5.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small piece of tape on the back.)

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ProkofievSymphonic Suite Of Waltzes/Gypsy Fantasy From Stone Flower Ballet – Schwieger/Kansas City Philharmonic (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Urania/Cisco (Japan), 1959. Near Mint- ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Lalo SchifrinNew Fantasy ... LP
Verve, 1964. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $14.99
The great Lalo Schifrin plays piano and leads a crack group of studio players through some larger orchestral material with a nice jazzy feel! The overall approach is similar to Lalo's classic 60s soundtrack work – with nice solos arching out over sweeping strings and orchestral passages, and all tracks written with a good deal of punch, plus lots of little Latiny influences. Easily one of his most perfectly conceived albums of the 60s – and pretty darn tough to find. Tracks are long and titles include "El Salon Mexico", "New Fantasy", "Sabre Dance", and "Prelude #2". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Cecil TaylorLive At The Cafe Montmartre (Fantasy) ... LP
Fantasy, 1962. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Seminal material from Cecil Taylor – an explosive album that was one of the first to show the world just how much his style had evolved since the late 50s! When Taylor first showed up on the scene, he was already a pianist that was going farther out than just about anyone – but by the time of this 1962 performance in Copenhagen, he'd really taken off – working in these massive flurries of keyboard intensity that were unlike anything anyone had ever heard before – the full-blown Taylor aesthetic that's endured for decades, set up perfectly here in a trio with some brilliantly bracing alto sax by Jimmy Lyons, and equally free work on drums by Sunny Murray! All tracks are long, and titles include "Trance", "Call", "Lena", and "D Trad That's What". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a stereo sticker at the top left corner.)

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✨✧ Cal TjaderCal Tjader (Fantasy 3253) (60s pressing) ... LP
Fantasy, 1958. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
An early Cal Tjader album for Fantasy, featuring Cal's vibes set up in a piano and percussion mode – a bit like work by the George Shearing group, but with a hipper sound! The quartet's made up of Vince Guaraldi, Al Torres and Gene Wright, with 7 tracks in all: "Porgy & Bess Suite", "When Lights Are Low", "Our Blues", "That's All", "And Baby Makes Three", "Medley: Lover Man/Willow Weep For Me/Round About Midnight" and "Line For Lyons". LP, Vinyl record album
(60s stereo pressing, Fantasy 8084, with blue labels.)

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TrafficMr Fantasy (red cover) ... LP
Island (UK), 1967. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $249.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono UK smooth pink label pressing in a glossy gatefold cover, with flip-back inside the gatefold. Cover has some aging and a lightly bent corner.)

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✨✧ Glass HarpChildren's Fantasy/Village Queen ... 7-inch
Decca, 1970. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Yellow label promo.)

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✨✧ TrafficMr Fantasy ... LP
United Artists, 1967. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label UA stereo pressing. Cover has some ring & edge wear and some splitting on the spine.)

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✨✧ LeevesNow & Then (Special Medley Mix) – Let's Do It/Dance Fantasy ... 12-inch
BC, Late 70s. Near Mint- (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
A re-edited dance track, which says "Inspired by Bits & Pieces III" on the a-side and "Inspired by Bits & Pieces IV" on the flip. More in the Stars On 45 medley vein which was popular at the time than a seminal cut and paste track, both sides lay quotes from a bunch of different songs over a disco beat, including bits of "Boogie Nights", A Hard Days Night", "Lady Bump", "Jimmy Mack", "Let's Do It", "Mississippi Queen", "Let's Spend The Night Together", "Dance fantasy" and more. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has some wear at the opening.)
 
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Cannonball AdderleyBig Man ... LP
Fantasy, 1975. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
One of the last albums ever issued by the great Cannonball Adderley – and one of the most ambitious, too! The set's a concept album – done in close collaboration with David Axelrod, in a similar spirit to some of Cannon's projects on the zodiac or the bible – but this time turned towards the legend of John Henry! The set's got some fuller orchestrations than some of the others – a bit of strings and a chorus, which sometimes gives the record the feel of a blacksploitation album, sometimes more of a Melvin Van Peebles project. Lead vocals are by Joe Williams, Randy Crawford, and Robert Guillaume – and the core combo features work from Cannonball on alto sax, Dawili Gonga on keyboards, Airto on percussion, and George Bohannon on trombone – on titles that include "Hundred an One Year", "Poundin", "The Steamdrill", "New Star Risin", "On His Bones", "Anybody Need A Big Man", "The Broomstick Song", and "Ten Mile Of Mountain". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Cannonball AdderleyInside Straight ... LP
Fantasy, 1973. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $14.99
One of Cannonball Adderley's late funky sessions for Fantasy – and a record that still features some mighty heavy production from David Axelrod! The album's got that core groove that Axe and Cannon first crafted together at Capitol in the 60s – but the sound here has some definite 70s touches too – a bit more emphasis on electric piano, played here by Hal Galper – and rhythms that are even funkier than before! Other players include Nat Adderley on cornet, Walter Booker on bass, Roy McCurdy on drums, and King Errison on percussion – and titles include the excellent "Snakin' the Grass", which is just ripe for samplin', plus some other good grooves like "Second Son", "Saudade", "Five Of A Kind", and "Inside Straight". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and light wear.)

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Cannonball AdderleyPhenix ... LP
Fantasy, 1975. Very Good- 2LP Gatefold ... $6.99
Sweet funky 70s work from Cannonball Adderley – a record that has him revisiting older tunes from his early soul jazz years – but in ways that give them a whole new electric vibe overall! The album's actually Cannonball's last full studio set, but it's also one of his greatest too – a very hip little record that features arrangements that are slightly bigger than before – almost a CTI sort of mode, with a similar CTI sense of space, sound, and timing! There's some great keyboards on the set – courtesy of George Duke and Mike Wolff – and other players include Nat Adderley on cornet, Airto on percussion, Sam Jones and Walter Booker on bass, and Louis Hayes and Roy McCurdy on drums. The keyboards lead off most numbers, but they're followed strongly by Cannon and Nat – both of whom open up wonderfully in the magical setting of the record! Titles include great new takes on "Sack O Woe", "Work Song", "Jive Samba", "74 Miles Away", "Walk Tall/Mercy Mercy Mercy", "Country Preacher", "Domination", and "This Here" – plus "Hi Fly" and "Hamba Nami". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear and some pen on front.)

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Billie Joe BecoatReflections From A Cracked Mirror ... LP
Fantasy, 1969. Very Good+ ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing.)

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BlackbyrdsBlackbyrds ... LP
Fantasy, 1974. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $24.99
A funky jazz treasure – and the band's landmark first album! The Blackbyrds were a legendary 70s combo that were discovered by Donald Byrd while he was teaching at Howard University – and they had a tight style that mixed raw funk influences with smoother jazz playing, creating a sound that was different from many of their contemporaries, and which pushed funk and soul into a whole new level. Byrd's work with the band was as groundbreaking as Larry Mizell's work on his own Blue Note albums – and coincidentally, Larry Mizzell's Sky High Productions handles the studio chores for the set – but in a way that's much more sharply funky than his albums with Byrd! Titles include the tight choppy funk tracks "Do It, Fluid" and "Funky Junkie", plus other nice groovers like "Summer Love", "Gut Level", and "The Runaway". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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David BrombergHow Late'll Ya Play Til? ... LP
Fantasy, 1976. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeves. Cover has some ring wear.)

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✨✧ David BrombergMy Own House ... LP
Fantasy, 1978. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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David Bromberg BandReckless Abandon ... LP
Fantasy, 1977. Very Good+ ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Brothers FourBrothers Four 1970 ... LP
Fantasy, 1970. Sealed ... $4.99
Wonderful stuff – and very different than the Brothers Four sounded during their pop years of the early 60s! This rare set has them working on Fantasy Records, with arrangements by Ed Bogas – in a groove that's much more Bay Area than you'd expect – although still with some of the group's great harmonies – yet used in much darker ways. Titles include "November Snow", "Going Back To Big Sur", "The Hippopatamus", "I Will Be There", "Reason To Believe", and a sublime take on "Darling Be Home Soon"! LP, Vinyl record album

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Dave BrubeckA La Mode ... LP
Fantasy, 1960. Very Good+ ... $24.99
An unusual Dave Brubeck set from the start of the 60s – surprisingly on Fantasy, given his Columbia fame of the time – and with a slightly different lineup that features the great Bill Smith on clarinet! Smith's got a cool modern sound that's not unlike Jimmy Giuffre – icy but expressive too, and both a great fit for the band because and apart from their usual work with Paul Desmond! Eugene Wright's still on bass, and Joe Morello plays some wonderfully time-kept drums – on titles that include "The Piper", "Frisco Fog", "Lydian Line", "Ballade", "One For The Kids", "Catch Me If You Can", and "Peace Brother". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red vinyl pressing with deep groove.)

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Dave BrubeckAt A Perfume Counter On The Rue De La Paix/Frenesi ... 78 RPM
Fantasy, 1952. Very Good+ ... $8.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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Dave BrubeckCrazy Chris/Somebody Loves Me ... 78 RPM
Fantasy, 1951. Very Good+ ... $5.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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Dave BrubeckMy Heart Stood Still/Trolley Song ... 78 RPM
Fantasy, 1952. Very Good+ ... $8.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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Dave BrubeckReunion ... LP
Fantasy, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Brubeck is reunited with tenorist David Van Kriedt, a key member of his early quintet, which first started making waves in San Francisco during the late 40s. The rest of the group includes Paul Desmond on alto, Joe Morello on drums, and Norm Bates on bass – and it's interesting to hear Brubeck writing for a 2-horn frontline, after having such familiarity with his single-horn famous quartet of the late 50s. Titles include "Darien Mode", "Pieta", "Leo's Place", and "Shouts". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing, still in the shrink. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Dave BrubeckS Wonderful/Spring Is Here ... 78 RPM
Fantasy, 1950. Very Good+ ... $6.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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Dave Brubeck QuartetMam'selle/Me & My Shadow ... 7-inch
Fantasy, 1952. Very Good+ ... $6.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Pressed on red vinyl.)

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Dave Brubeck QuartetPiper/Soliloquy ... 7-inch
Fantasy, 1960. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Red vinyl promo.)

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Lenny BruceInterviews Of Our Times ... LP
Fantasy, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $0.99
Not necessarily a record of interviews – as the title might make you think – but one of Bruce's best records for Fantasy! The album's got some very edgey bits that approximate his live material, and which take the best part of his cleaner act, and transfer them well to record. Titles include "Dijinni In The Candy Store", "Enchanting Transylvania", "Interview With Dr Sholem Stein", "The Interview", "All Broadway Musicals Sound The Same, Especially The Baritones", and "The March Of High Fidelity". LP, Vinyl record album
(Brown label pressing.)

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Checkmates LtdTake All The Time You Need (mono, stereo) ... 7-inch
Fantasy, 1977. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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Congress Of WondersSophomoric ... LP
Fantasy, 1970. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Creedence Clearwater RevivalWilly & The Poor Boys ... LP
Fantasy, 1969. Very Good+ ... $34.99
It's hard to get any more classic than this for Creedence Clearwater Revival – as this legendary late 60s album is definitely the place where it all comes together! The pairing of John Fogerty's lead guitar and the scratching rhythm guitar of brother Tom really sounds wonderful here – driven on by tight bass and drums, but always with this rootsy edge that stretches from the Bay Area scene way down to the bayou! Titles include the classic "Down On The Corner" and a great version of "The Midnight Special" – plus "It Came Out Of The Sky", "Side Of The Road", "Effigy", "Don't Look Now", and "Fortunate Son". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some edge wear and some tape remnants.)

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Steve DouglasHot Sax ... LP
Fantasy, 1982. Near Mint- ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Bill Evans & Eddie GomezIntuition ... LP
Fantasy, 1975. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A great pairing, heard perfectly here – on titles that include "Show Type Tune", "Invitation", "Blue Serge", "Are You All The Things", and "Falling Grace". LP, Vinyl record album
(French pressing. Cover has an unglued bottom seam.)

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Betty EverettSweet Dan/Who Will Your Next Fool Be ... 7-inch
Fantasy, 1973. Very Good- ... $0.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has some stuck-on paper.)

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David FrishbergLive At Vine Street ... LP
Fantasy, 1984. Sealed ... $2.99
A charming little set from the great Dave Frishberg – easily one of the hippest singers and songwriters in jazz during the past few decades! The set's got Dave working solo – just singing along with his own piano accompaniment – in a whimsical way that matches the same sort of energy you'd get from Blossom Dearie or Bob Dorough in a similar setting – both good comparisons, given how much each have sung some of Frishberg's tunes! And as a way of tipping his hat back, the set features a great version of Dearie's "Long Daddy Green" – plus an extended "Johnny Hodges Medley", and loads of great tunes that include "The Dear Departed Past", "Eloise", "One Horse Town", "Zanzibar", and "Blizzard Of Lies". LP, Vinyl record album

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Luis GascaCollage ... LP
Fantasy, 1976. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A standout classic from trumpeter Luis Gasca – and a set that may well be the artists' most complete musical vision of the 70s! The group here is larger than on previous records, and Gasca's dropped a bit of his Latin roots in exchange for a soaring, slightly spiritual sound put together by arranger Don Menza – who's really at the top of his game here! There's a perfection and poise that's almost like CTI or Kudu at their best – almost a bit above the usual Fantasy Records session like this from the 70s, too! Other players include Bobby Hutcherson on vibes, Menza and Hadley Caliman on reeds, Patrice Rushen on keyboards, and Harvey Mason on some mighty nice drums – which makes for more than a bit of funk in the mix. Titles include the sweet vibes/Rhodes number "Kathy", the stepper "Sara", and the tracks "Visions", "The Way I Feel Sometimes", "Patrice", "Collage", and "Night People". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a cut corner.)

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Stan GetzStan Getz with Cal Tjader ... LP
Fantasy, Late 50s. Very Good ... $14.99
A killer record from the late 50s – and one that hints at all the sides Stan would take in later years: his bossa sides, his vibes quartet with Gary Burton, and the playful lyricism of his recordings with Chick Corea. The set was recorded in San Francisco, when Stan had that great bassist Scott LaFaro in his group, and when he was brought into the studio by Fantasy to meet with local talents like Cal Tjader, Eddie Duran, and Vince Guaraldi. Billy Higgins is also added on drums, giving the set a lively songlike sound that's just great. The group works incredibly well together, and it's a shame they only really gelled for this rare non-Verve session. Titles include "Big Bear", "Crow's Nest", and "Ginza Samba". LP, Vinyl record album
(Brown label Fantasy pressing. Cover has moisture stains, splitting and flaking along the bottom 3 inches.)

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Jerry HahnMoses ... LP
Fantasy, 1973. Near Mint- ... $7.99
A pretty sweet set of laid-back, mellow-grooving guitar funk tracks. Merl Saunders plays organ and synthesizer, but the real star is Hahn, whose spacey Bay Area guitar mixes together rock, funk, and jazz into a efflorescent blend that's sure to appeal to the more head-driven side of the Fantasy scene. Titles include "Prime Time", "Slick & Sharp", "All Blues", "Honey Suite", "Sunshine Superman", and "Moses". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bent corner.)

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Bill HarrisBill Harris & Friends ... LP
Fantasy, Mid 50s. Very Good- ... $11.99
One of the best small group sessions from trombonist Bill Harris! Features work by Ben Webster on tenor – plus Jimmy Rowles on piano, Stan Levey on drums, and Red Mitchell on bass. LP, Vinyl record album
(Red vinyl pressing with black speckles. Cover has some marker and DJ Copy stamps.)

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Earth Fatha HinesFatha Plays Fats ... LP
Fantasy, 1955. Very Good ... $14.99
One of the more trad records on Fantasy, with one legendary pianist paying tribute to another – on a set of Fats Waller standards performed by Earl Hines, along with a San Francisco trio that includes the great Eddie Duran on guitar. Titles include "Jitterbug Waltz", "Squeeze Me", "Honeysuckle Rose", and "Blue Turning Gray Over You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red vinyl pressing. Cover has some aging and a name in marker on back.)

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✨✧ Jean HoffmanJean Hoffman Sings & Swings ... LP
Fantasy, Late 50s. Very Good ... $23.99
Here's a wonderful vocalist – one we'd never heard of until this album! Jean recorded this one in the San Francisco scene of the late 50s – with backings by a trio led by husband/drummer Bill Young, in a lightly tippling mode that reminds us a lot of Blossom Dearie's best work from the time! The tunes are mostly traditional, but they're done in a sweetly mellow way that's not cloying at all – more personal and fresh, as we like in Blossom's work. Titles include "Street Of Dreams", "Time Was", "Bewitched Bothered & Bewildered", "The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise", and "Dancing On The Ceiling". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red vinyl pressing. Cover has some light wear, and a bit of tape on the seams.)

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Jackie & RoyBogie ... LP
Fantasy, 1988. Near Mint- ... $2.99
We love this record – a larger concept album from Jackie & Roy – almost their Ishtar moment! It's late in the career of Jackie & Roy, but the pair haven't faltered a bit. Bogie is a surprisingly great live set from 1988 – a dozen songs dedicated to Humphrey Bogart, either from his films, or written in onor of them – performed by Jackie & Roy in a style that's without schmaltz or hoke – and which features some great lyrical twists that are very much in the "smart" Hollywood mode of the postwar years, which was fading strongly by the time of this session. Titles include "Am I Blue", "Bogie", "As Time Goes By", "Key Largo", "Hong Kong Blues", "Play It Again, Sam", "Moanin Low", and "How Little We Know". LP, Vinyl record album

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Elliot LawrenceElliot Lawrence Plays Gerry Mulligan Arrangements ... LP
Fantasy, 1955. Sealed ... $7.99
A pretty hip set of big band arrangements – very much along the lines of early 50s Stan Kenton, with a tight swing, but a nicely modern undercurrent as well! The arrangements, as the title indicates, are all by Gerry Mulligan – and in addition to the piano of Elliot Lawrence, players include Al Cohn and Hal McKusick on saxes, Nick Travis on trumpet, Eddie Bert and Paul Sheldon on trombones, Buddy Saunders on bass, and Don Lamond on drums – all players with a great ear for mixing up tightness on the heads, and a more laidback groove during the solo moments. Tracks are short and angularly arranged – and titles include "But Not For Me", "Happy Hooligan", "My Silent Love", "Mullenium", and "Bweebida Bwobbida". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing, sealed with review sticker! Cover has a cut corner, and another corner is slightly bumped.)

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Joe LocoOle Ole Ole ... LP
Fantasy, Late 50s. Good+ ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Red vinyl. Cover has heavy wear, stains and a large cut corner.)

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✨✧ Country Joe McDonaldGoodbye Blues ... LP
Fantasy, 1977. Near Mint- ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a promo stamp.)

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Jim PostColorado Exile ... LP
Fantasy, 1973. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Jim PostLooks Good To Me ... LP
Fantasy, 1974. Near Mint- ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Johnny ReasonJohnny Reason ... LP
Fantasy, 1977. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A lost bit of jazzy soul from the late 70s – produced by Wayne Henderson with the same great style as his other Fantasy Records sets at the time! There's some uptempo numbers, but our favorite cuts are the mellower ones – and the great Bobby Lyle plays some nice keyboard lines on the set as well. Tracks include "Love Is Such a Lovely Sound", "For You to Lose Your Love", and "For You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and a promo stamp.)

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Max RoachConversations (Speak, Brother, Speak/Deeds, Not Words) ... LP
Fantasy, 1958/1962. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $11.99
Nice Prestige 2-fer from the 70s that brings together 2 great albums. Speak, Brother, Speak is solid righteous jazz from the Max Roach of the 60s – recorded at a time when the player was really breaking away from his straighter hardbop roots, and delving deeper into more freely soulful jazz expression! It features 2 long tracks – each a side apiece – played by Max with a quartet that includes Clifford Jordan on tenor, Eddie Khan on bass, and Mal Waldron on piano. Jordan really takes off on the album – demonstrating a great ability for long blowing and creative exploration that was only hinted at on his other studio sessions at the time, and which really points the way towards some of his freer-thinking records of the 70s. Waldron is great too – bringing in some nicely darker colors that really help to round out the sound. Titles include "Speak Brother Speak" and "A Variation". Deeds, Not Words is another classic Max Roach session, from a bit earlier in 1958, with Booker Little, George Coleman, Art Davis, and Ray Draper. The album's got a couple of great originals by Bill Lee – "Jodie's Cha Cha" and "Deeds, Not Words" – plus Draper's classic "Filide", which is one of those tracks that you know you've heard, but can never recognize. Also included is "Conversation", a very cool solo by Roach on the drums! LP, Vinyl record album

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Mort SahlMort Sahl At Sunset ... LP
Fantasy, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Amazing work from one of the hippest comedians of the postwar years – not only filled with razor-sharp wit about politics and society of the period, but delivered in a long stream, without any "bits" – a real revolution that made Sahl a huge influence on standup for years to come! LP, Vinyl record album
(Red vinyl pressing.)

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Mongo SantamariaOur Man In Havana ... LP
Fantasy, 1960. Very Good ... $24.99
One of Mongo's rarest sides for Fantasy! Recorded in Cuba during Mongo's brief return to his homeland in 1960, with a much rootsier feel than any of his other albums from the time. Willie Bobo joined Mongo in Havana for the sessions, and most of the other instrumentation is percussion, with some vocals, and a bit of trumpet, flute, and piano. Includes "Manila", "He Guapacha", "Miss Patti Cha Cha", "Vamos A Gozar", "Barandanga", "Cha Cha Rock", "Linda Guajira", and "Vengan Pollos". LP, Vinyl record album
(Teal label pressing in a black & white cover.)

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Mongo SantamariaSabroso ... LP
Fantasy, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $24.99
Heavy charanga work from Mongo Santamaria – a really early west coast take on the genre, and a record that features a slightly bigger group than usual for Mongo! Early partner Willie Bobo is in the combo on Timbales – and other players include Pupi Legarreta and Jose Chombo Silva on violins, Rolando Lozano on flute, Rene Hernandez on piano, and both Louis Valizan and Marcus Cabuto on trumpets – not the kind of instrument you'd usually find on a charanga date, but still pretty appreciated here. There's a bit of vocals – sung by Rudi Calzado on the lead, and with Pete Escovedo in the chorus – and titles include "Pito Pito", "Tulibamba", "Mamco De Cuco", and "Que Maravilloso" – plus the nice descarga stormers "Para Ti" and "El Bote". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original red vinyl pressing. Cover is nice, but has some very light wear on the back.)

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Merl SaundersMerl Saunders ... LP
Fantasy, 1974. Very Good ... $14.99
We have to admit we've always been somewhat dismissive of Merl Saunders 70s records, perhaps because of the hippy association we have with these bay area recordings. But ultimately there's at least a little bit of funk peeking through on any of his Fantasy recordings, which gets a nice helping hand on this one from producer David Axelrod. Saunders plays organ, clavinet, electric piano and vocals for these eight tracks and is joined by Bill Upchurch on bass, Martin Fierro on soprano sax, Jimmy Nelson on drums, John Kahn on bass, Billy Fender on guitar, and King Erisson on congas to name a few. 8 tracks in all, including "Aunt Monk", "Wondering Why", "Bolinas Brown", "It's Cheaper To Keep her", "Easy Evil", "Ain't No Woman LikeThe One I've Got", "When I Die" and "Righteousness". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some tape along the seams, with some moisture stains and peeling along the bottom.)

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Keely SmithI'm In Love Again ... LP
Fantasy, 1985. Very Good+ ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Mark SpoelstraThis House ... LP
Fantasy, 1971. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Alice StuartFull Time Woman ... LP
Fantasy, Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Tedeschi Trucks BandLet Me Get By ... LP
Fantasy, 2016. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram vinyl.)

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Cal TjaderJazz At The Blackhawk ... LP
Fantasy, 1957. Sealed ... Just Sold Out!
A real standout session from Cal Tjader – a straight jazz side from the late 50s, recorded with a hip group that includes Vince Guaraldi on piano, Gene Wright on bass, and Al Torre on drums. Although Cal's possibly better-remembered for his Latin work of the time, the record is a good reminder that the Tjader approach to vibes worked equally well in a more standard jazz setting – especially when paired with the lightly lyrical piano genius of a young Vince Guaraldi! The set was captured live at the Blackhawk in San Francisco – practically home turf for Cal and the group – with a sound that's easy, laidback, and very nicely grooving! Titles include "Lover Come Back To Me", "Bill B", "Land's End", "Thinking Of You MJQ", and "Two For Blues Suite". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed 70s pressing – pre-OJC.)

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Cal TjaderLive & Direct ... LP
Fantasy, 1959. Sealed ... $14.99
Great live work from Cal Tjader – one of a number of sets but at his home turf of the Blackhawk Nightclub in San Francisco! The album's nicely laidback, with tracks that stretch out a bit more than Tjader's studio work for Fantasy Records – often hitting a slight Latin groove at times, but with a bit more of a straight jazz vibes feel overall! The great Lonnie Hewitt's on the group on piano, coloring in the tunes with some very soulful notes – and in addition to Cal's vibes, the rest of the lineup includes Victor Venegas on bass, and Willie Bobo on drums. Mongo Santamaria on congas and Rolando Lozano on flute join in on the track "Mambo Terrifico" – and other titles include "Racoon Straits", "Bad & The Beautiful", "You Stepped Out Of A Dream", and "The Continental". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing, with a black and white cover.)

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Cal TjaderLos Ritmos Calientes (Ritmo Caliente/Mas Ritmo Caliente) ... LP
Fantasy, 1955/1957. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
A 2-in-1 Latin jazz spectacular from the mighty Cal Tjader! First up is the album Ritmo Caliente – one of Tjader's first Latin-tinged sessions for Fantasy Records – and a really wonderful batch of tracks recorded with a shifting array of very hip players! In addition to Cal's vibes, and expected Latin percussion – handled by Armando Peraza on congas and bongos – the set also features some totally slamming piano work from Eddie Cano, Manuel Duran, and Richard Wyands – each of whom get a chance at the keys on the set, really helping to bring in a range of different colors and tones. An added bonus is Jerome Richardson on flute – who plays on about half of the album's tracks – in that soulfully snaking way he virtually owned back in the 50s. Tracks are short, and filled with plenty of energy – and titles include "Ritmo Caliente", "Mambo Moderno", "Alegres Timbales", "Buhutu (Nanigo 6/8)", "Cubano Chant", "Goza", "Lamento De Hodi", "Mueve La Cintura", and "Afro Corolombo". On Mas Ritmo Caliente, Cal Tjader's working in a smoking Latin vibe throughout – and has managed to get some great extra help in his efforts! The album was mostly recorded in Chicago and New York, and these different locals seem to give the record a slightly different flavor than some of Tjader's other west coast dates from the 50s – a slightly harder Latin groove, thanks to the presence of players like Jose Chombo Silva on tenor sax, Gerald Sanfino on flute and alto, Bobby Rodriguez on bass, Mongo Santamaria on congas, Willie Bobo on timbales, and Luis Kant on percussion. Vince Guaraldi's on piano on all tracks – bringing in a nice dose of warmth next to Cal's vibes – and titles include "Mongorama", "Ritmo Africano", "Ritmo Rumba", "Tumbao", "Perdido", and "Cuco On Timbales". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring & edge wear, with a small stain and some flaking on the bottom right corner.)

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Cal TjaderTjader Plays Mambo ... LP
Fantasy, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $9.99
Classic 50s west coast Latin grooves – played by Cal and a tasty Bay Area combo that includes Benny Velarde on timbales and conga, Manuel Duran on piano, and Carlos Duran on bass! The tracks are short, but have a tight group feel – really driving in a nicely rhythmic mode, with some strong breakaway solos by Cal on vibes. The mix of vibes and percussion is great – and titles include "Mambo Macumba", "Have You Met Miss Jones?", "Out Of Nowhere", and "Guarachi Guaro", the original version of "Soul Sauce"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Red vinyl pressing with deep groove. Cover has splitting in the spine and discoloration from age on back.)

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Cal Tjader & Charlie ByrdTambu ... LP
Fantasy, 1974. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Man! This one's a stunning 70s set from the great Cal Tjader – a set that features Charlie Byrd on guitar, and some especially great electric piano lines from Mike Wolff – which makes for a cool electric/acoustic combination that really sends the album home nicely! The record's light years away from Byrd's Brazilian work of the 60s, or any of his mellower dates from later years – and Tjader really seems to have picked up a freer sense of rhythm from the Airto/Flora generation, which is no surprise, given their prominence on his local Bay Area scene. Other players include John Heard on bass, Joe Byrd on electric bass, and percussion from Mike Stephans, Dick Berk, and Mayuto Correa – all players who help change out the bottom grooves nicely from track to track. Titles include Joe Henderson's "Black Narcissus", Airto's "Tambo In 7/4" and "San Francisco River", Jobim's "Tereza My Love", Wolff's "Sad Eyes", and a version of "My Cherie Amour". LP, Vinyl record album

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James TrumboPeace Before We Die ... LP
Fantasy, Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
A really unusual record on Fantasy – done at the time the label was scoring big with CCR, but also was able to issue lesser-known Bay Area talents like James Trumbo! The set's got a surprisingly strong roots rock approach – almost as if it was recorded in Memphis or Muscle Shoals – and titles include "Woman Child", "People Of The Highlands", "Run", and "Sausalito Zoo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Stanley TurrentineMan With The Sad Face ... LP
Fantasy, 1976. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Soulful Stan – working here with some larger arrangements from David Van De Pitte, but still sounding incredibly great! The format's tighter, smoother, and more soul-based than that on Stan's CTI albums from the 70s – with shorter tracks and a bigger band – but that format also seems to bring even more of a focus onto Stan's solos than ever before, and he blows beautifully over the large arrangements with that great raspy tone he was using at the time. A surprising classic that really holds up well – with tracks that include "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine", "Evil Ways", "I Want You", "Mighty High", and "The Man With The Sad Face". LP, Vinyl record album

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Stanley TurrentineUse The Stairs ... LP
Fantasy, 1980. Near Mint- ... $1.99
Use The Stairs is a near-forgotten date from 1980 – recorded at a time when Stanley Turrentine was still steeped in the fuller arrangements picked up during his CTI years – blowing beautifully as a soloist in the larger setting! The sound here is plenty darn hip – thanks to arrangements from Wade Marcus, who keeps the proceedings more in the soul side of the spectrum than the smooth jazz one. And as always, Turrentine almost sounds better here than in a small group – blowing with a "voice" that's tremendous, and which speaks volumes in a very small space. Other players include Cedar Walton on piano, Gene Bertoncini on guitars, Phil Bodner on reeds, and Grady Tate on drums – and titles include "Tomorrow", "The Lamp Is Low", "Till The Very End", "Jordu", "On A Misty Night", and "Pay The Price". LP, Vinyl record album

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Anson WeeksDancin' With Anson ... LP
Fantasy, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Red vinyl pressing with deep groove.)

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Albert White & The Gaslite OrchestraYour Father's Moustache Vol 2 ... LP
Fantasy, 1960. Very Good ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue vinyl pressing.)

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Philippe WynneWait Til Tomorrow – Bye Bye Love (6:33, 4:40)/Wait Til Tomorrow (special dance mix) ... 12-inch
Fantasy, 1983. Very Good ... $3.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Ray BarrettoCarnaval (Latino!/Pachanga With Barretto) ... LP
Fantasy, Early 60s/1973. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
2 of Ray Barretto's earliest albums, both recorded for the Riverside label at the start of his career! Latino has an approach to Latin jazz that's certainly informed by the charanga sound of the New York scene in the early 60s – but one that's also opened up a bit more to new ideas – bits of bossa nova, heavy percussion, and some odd instrumental twists that really make the album sparkle! There's some haunting violin work on one track, a bit of odd organ on another, and a very playful mix of flute, piano, and percussion throughout. The great Jose Combo Silva plays tenor on the date – and other players include Jose Canoura on flute, Alfredito Valdez on piano, and El Negro Vivar on trumpet. Ray's on congas, bongos, and timbales – and titles include "Sugar's Delight", "Carnaval", "Descarga La Moderna", "El Negro Y Ray", and "Cocinando Suave". Pachanga With Barretto is a very offbeat little set from Ray – a record that takes the standard pachanga groove of the time, and nicely turns it on its ear with a host of jazzy touches! Hector Rivera wrote all the tracks, and also did most of the arrangements – and the record's got a really playful feel that's far more than just straight Latin for the crowds at the club. Flute and violin are often used in slightly unusual ways – and they're mixed with harder lines on tenor from Frank Mercado and trumpet from El Negro Vivar. Other players include Ray Mantilla on timbales, Jose Canoura on flute, and Willie Rodriguez on percussion – and titles include "Oye Heck", "Pachanga Suavecito", "Pachanga Para Bailar", "Barretto En La Tumbadora", "Pachanga Oriental", and "Ponte Dura". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring & edge wear.)

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✨✧ BlackbyrdsFlying Start ... LP
Fantasy, 1974. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Not the band's first album – as you might think from the "start" in the title – but a classic batch of jazzy, funky, and soulful grooves from The Blackbyrds – one of those combos that few groups could match back in the 70s! The set's got a beautifully put-together feel – tight enough to crossover somewhat big with a larger audience than the group's previous effort – but still filled with the kind of righteous energy that first got them going, a sublime mix of jazzy rhythms and soulful elements, all held together tightly by production from Donald Byrd. Tracks include the big hit "Walking In Rhythm", which was an oft-spun 45 back in the day – plus some great funk moments, like the tasty "Spaced Out", the choppy "The Baby", and the captivating "Blackbyrds Theme". Other cuts include "Future Children Future Hopes", "I Need You", and "April Showers". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mexican pressing on Gamma. Cover has a thin stain and some splitting at the spine.)

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✨✧ Dave Brubeck QuartetBody & Soul/Let's Fall In Love ... 7-inch
Fantasy, 1950. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Red vinyl pressing.)

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✨✧ Dave Brubeck QuartetSingin' In The Rain/I'll Remember April ... 7-inch
Fantasy, 1960. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Red vinyl pressing.)

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✨✧ Dave Brubeck QuartetYou Stepped Out Of A Dream/Lullaby In Rhythm ... 7-inch
Fantasy, 1950. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Red vinyl pressing.)

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✨✧ Creedence Clearwater RevivalBayou Country ... LP
Fantasy, 1969. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Creedence Clearwater Revival may not have actually been born on the bayou – they were long-timers in the San Francisco scene of the 60s – but they do a hell of a job of reinventing swamp rock on this second stunning album! The quartet are a masterpiece of spare, unbridled power – the tremendous guitar and vocals of John Fogerty, strong rhythm guitar support of brother Tom, driving drums of Doug Clifford, and rolling bass of Stu Cook – all forged into a sound that's maybe more perfectly a summation of the blend of blues, funk, rock, and soul than some of the groups of the south were turning out at the time. Tracks include the huge hits "Born On The Bayou" and "Proud Mary" – sitting nicely alongside even more compelling numbers like "Bootleg", "Graveyard Train", "Penthouse Pauper", and "Keep On Chooglin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing wit deep groove. Cover has a hype sticker.)

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✨✧ Creedence Clearwater RevivalPendulum ... LP
Fantasy, 1970. Sealed Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Titles include "Born To Move", "Hey Tonight", "Rude Awakening #2", "Chameleon", "Molina", "It's Just A Thought", and "Pagan Baby". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original pressing!)

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✨✧ Phil HurttGiving It Back/Where The Love Is ... 12-inch
Fantasy, 1979. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great grooves from this Philly soul talent! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(UK pressing.)

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✨✧ SlickGo For It ... LP
Fantasy, 1980. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
More of a cohesive effort than the group's first album – one that features more vocals, by the trio of Doris James, Dahlia Smythe, and Marguerite Pinder. The Ingram Family have less to do with this one, and arrangements are by Bill Neale, Pete DeAngelis, and Larry James. Titles include "Tramp", "Betcha Bottom Dollar", "Baby Doll", "I Can Understand It", and "Go For It". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a bio sheet.)

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✨✧ Cal TjaderCal Tjader Quintet ... LP
Fantasy, Late 50s. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great little Latin session from Cal – recorded with extra percussion from Benny Velarde and Luis Miranda, plus rhythm from the Duran brothers, Manuel (piano) and Carlos (bass). The groove's nice and heavy, pretty driving on most cuts, a perfect foil for Cal's jazzy vibes. Titles include "A Minor Goof", "Laura", "Lullaby In Birdland", "Undecided", and Cal's classic reading of Tito Puente's "Philadelphia Mambo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red vinyl pressing.)

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✨✧ Cal TjaderConcert By The Sea Vol 2 ... LP
Fantasy, 1959. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The crashing waves of the Pacific coast hardly seem like the serene setting you might want for the vibes of Cal Tjader – but this album works surprisingly well, and offers up Cal's combo in a Monterey live date, before the jazz festival really got going strong! The group's one that matches his best early albums for Fantasy – piano from Lonnie Hewitt, soulful bass from Al McKibbon, and some great Latin percussion from Mongo Santamaria and Willie Bobo! Paul Horn also joins the group on flute – blowing with lyrical lines that fit the sound wonderfully, adding a whole new dimension to the music. Many tracks are longer than usual for the Fantasy years – and titles include "Tumbao", "SS Groove", "Tu Crees Que", "Love Me Or Leave Me", and "Bess You Is My Woman". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red vinyl pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Cal TjaderLatin Kick ... LP
Fantasy, 1956. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Excellent 50s Latin work from Cal Tjader – and a set that boasts some especially nice tenor from the legendary Brew Moore! Moore's sound here anchors the date nicely – bringing in a bit more of a bottom sound than usual for a Cal Tjader Latin date – really rooting the record with a strong sense of soul has he blows with that wonderful tone he had in the 50s. Other players include Manuel Duran on piano, Carlos Duran on bass, Beny Velarde on timbales, and Luis Miranda on congas – and titles include "Invitation", "Tropicana", "Manuel's Mambo", and "All the Things You Are". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red vinyl pressing.)

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✨✧ Cal TjaderMas Ritmo Caliente (second cover) ... LP
Fantasy, 1957. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
You can't get mas ritmo than this – given that Cal Tjader's working in a smoking Latin vibe throughout – and has managed to get some great extra help in his efforts! The album was mostly recorded in Chicago and New York, and these different locals seem to give the record a slightly different flavor than some of Tjader's other west coast dates from the 50s – a slightly harder Latin groove, thanks to the presence of players like Jose Chombo Silva on tenor sax, Gerald Sanfino on flute and alto, Bobby Rodriguez on bass, Mongo Santamaria on congas, Willie Bobo on timbales, and Luis Kant on percussion. Vince Guaraldi's on piano on all tracks – bringing in a nice dose of warmth next to Cal's vibes – and titles include "Mongorama", "Ritmo Africano", "Ritmo Rumba", "Tumbao", "Perdido", and "Cuco On Timbales". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red vinyl pressing with deep groove. Cover has a small piece of clear tape on the spine, with a light stain on back.)

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✨✧ Cal TjaderSan Francisco Moods ... LP
Fantasy, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A nice album of lyrical groovers by this master vibist – played with more of a jazz feel than Cal's 60's Latin sessions – and it's based around a nice set of original tracks dedicated to San Francisco. Bay Area guitar legend Eddie Duran plays with Cal's group on the session, and titles include "Skyline Waltz", "Coit Tower", "Running Out", "Racoon Straits", and "Sigmund Stern Groove". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing. Cover has a piece of blue tape at the bottom of the spine.)

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✨✧ Johnny Guitar WatsonI Don't Want To Be Alone, Stranger ... LP
Fantasy, 1975. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sublime mid 70s work from Johnny Guitar Watson – a Bay Area blend of soulful production, jazzy playing, and bits of bluesy phrasing, with a hard-to-match quality that we'd put in the same camp as work by Shuggie Otis from the time. Johnny's vocals and guitar are amazing – very laidback and trippy, without all the silly stuff that you sometimes get on later records. "I Don't Want To Be A Lone Ranger" is a great stepper with a jazzy finish and a really catchy hook – and other good cuts include "Lonely Man's Prayer", "You Make My Heart Want To Sing", "Tripping", "Strong Vibrations", and "It's Way Too Late", a reworking (and real steal) of a song from Jon Lucien's great "Rashieda" album! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ David WiffenDavid Wiffen ... LP
Fantasy, 1971. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Vince GuaraldiSamba De Orpheus/Cast Your Fate To The Wind ... 7-inch
Fantasy, 1962. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Maroon label pressing.)

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✨✧ Mongo Santamaria/Cal TjaderWatermelon Man/Soul Sauce ... 7-inch
Fantasy/OJC, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Teo great Latin numbers back to back on one single! Mongo's original recording of "Watermelon Man" – cut barely after Herbie Hancock wrote the tune, and done in a funky Latinized way that instantly made the cut as important for Mongo as it was for Herbie. In fact, we really have to say that we like this version better – as it's got some hard-hitting rhythms, edgey horns, and a few great shouted vocal bits! Cal's "Soul Sauce" is another wonderful snapping little cut – one of the biggest jazz hits of the 60s, and a catchy groover that was built around a riff from Dizzy Gillespie, but which also featured a groovier 60s sound, thanks to Cal's use of vibes 7-inch, Vinyl record
(80s OJC pressing. Label has some marker.)

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✨✧ Staple SingersUse What You Got ... LP
Fantasy, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A 70s album that brings together 60s material – with titles that include "Let That Liar Alone", "Didn't It Rain", "Nobody's Fault But Mine", "Use What You Got", "A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall", and "Blowin In The Wind". LP, Vinyl record album
(Promo.)

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✨✧ Sonny Terry & Brownie McGheeShouts & Blues ... LP
Fantasy, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Lots of original tunes – including "Poor Boy From Home", "Hudy Leadbelly", "Something's Wrong At Home", "Lose Your Money", "I Done Done", and "Cornbread & Peas". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red vinyl pressing, with Fantasy Records insert. Cover has some light wear, and one bumped corner – but is nice overall.)

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✨✧ Cal TjaderCal Tjader/Stan Getz Sextet ... LP
Fantasy, 1958. Good+ ... Out Of Stock
A killer record from the late 50s – and one that hints at all the sides Stan Getz would take in later years – his bossa sessions, his vibes quartet with Gary Burton, and the playful lyricism of his recordings with Chick Corea! The set was recorded in San Francisco, when Stan had that great bassist Scott LaFaro in his group, and when he was brought into the studio by Fantasy to meet with local talents like Cal Tjader, Eddie Duran, and Vince Guaraldi. Billy Higgins is also added on drums, giving the set a lively songlike sound that's just great. The group works incredibly well together, and it's a shame they only really gelled for this rare non-Verve session. Titles include "Big Bear", "Crow's Nest", and "Ginza Samba". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red vinyl pressing. Cover has a center split spine and partially split bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Cal TjaderConcert By The Sea ... LP
Fantasy, 1959. Very Good- ... Out Of Stock
The crashing waves of the Pacific coast hardly seem like the serene setting you might want for the vibes of Cal Tjader – but this album works surprisingly well, and offers up Cal's combo in a Monterey live date, before the jazz festival really got going strong! The group's one that matches his best early albums for Fantasy – piano from Lonnie Hewitt, soulful bass from Al McKibbon, and some great Latin percussion from Mongo Santamaria and Willie Bobo! Paul Horn also joins the group on flute – blowing with lyrical lines that fit the sound wonderfully, adding a whole new dimension to the music. Many tracks are longer than usual for the Fantasy years – and titles include "Walkin With Wally", "Doxie", and "Afro Blue". LP, Vinyl record album
(Maroon label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear with wide clear tape along all seems.)

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✨✧ Cal TjaderDemasiado Caliente ... LP
Fantasy, 1960s. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
One of Cal Tjader's lesser-known Latin sessions from his Fantasy Records years – a nice little cooker with some great arrangements from Eddie Cano, who also plays piano on the set! The album features two different groups – one a more familiar Tjader quartet with Lonnie Hewitt on piano and Jose Lozano on flute – the other a slightly larger group led by Cano, featuring Eddie on pian, Modesto Briseno on flute and alto, and Tony Terran on trumpet. Tracks are shortish, but plenty darn great – and Cal's vibes get some great company from the piano and horn players on the date. Percussion is by Mongo Santamaria and Willie Bobo – and titles include "Para Ti", "Mamblues", "Cal's Pals", "Tumbao", "Bludan", "Manila", and "Chispita". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s Mexican pressing on Liberty/Fantasy.)

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✨✧ Brothers SandoleModern Music From Philadelphia ... LP
Fantasy, Mid 50s. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
Incredible jazz material from one of the least-known and least-appreciated groups working on the east coast during the 50s. Dennis and Adolphe Sandole had an incredible talent for writing – and in the short time they recorded together, they served up some amazing tracks with a wonderful group sound that recalls some of the Mingus Jazz Workshop recordings with John La Porta. This is the rare full-length version of their album for Fantasy, and it includes the tracks "Drums", "Wings Over Persia", "Grenadine", "Boys From Istanbul", "Arabu", "The Tamaret", and "Magic Carpet". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and aging, some splitting in the top seam, and a bit of pen on back.)

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✨✧ Cal TjaderTjader ... LP
Fantasy, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
An excellent album from legendary vibist Cal Tjader – and one of his truly electric albums! A key factor to the greatness of this one is keyboardist Al Zulaica – who plays some amazing Fender Rhodes on the album, really unlocking a whole new sound of Cal's vibes in the process! The blend of keys and vibes is amazing – a sound that sets a new standard for the 70s – and the rest of the group here features a range of percussion players, a bit of flute, and three trumpets that buoy up the grooves nicely from the bottom! Titles include Cal's classic "I Showed Them", a great reading of "Evil Ways", and the cuts "Wear Your Love Like Heaven", "Fresh Air", "She's Leaving Home", and "Mambero". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Stanley TurrentineWhat About You ... LP
Fantasy, 1978. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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