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✨✧ John ColtraneMy Favorite Things (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino, 1961. Used ... $4.99
Wonderful wonderful wonderful work from the legendary John Coltrane – and even though it's probably one of his best-selling albums of all time, it's still a treasure – and has an essential place in just about any jazz collection! We've heard the original title version of "My Favorite Things" a million times – but it still blows our mind the way Coltrane hits this incredibly soulful modal groove, twisting and turning on soprano sax, always keeping things interesting, so that we're surprised that the cut's 13 minutes have gone by so quickly! The rest of the record's equally great – and the 3 other long cuts are "Everytime We Say Goodbye", "Summertime" and "But Not for Me". As great today as when it was cut, and still one of Coltrane's most revelatory albums! With McCoy Tyner on piano, Steve Davis on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums. CD
(Atlantic Jazz Gallery pressing.)


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Mahalia JacksonMahalia Jackson Sings America's Favorite Hymns ... CD
Columbia, 1971. Used ... $3.99
A double-length set – with tracks that include "Search Me Lord", "Were You There", "It Don't Cost Very Much", "Elijah Rock", "Rock Of Ages", "There Is A Balm In Gilead", "Trouble Of The World", "Jesus Met The Woman At The Well", "Didn't It Rain", and lots more! CD
(Out of print.)

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Alison Krauss & Union StationNew Favorite ... CD
Rounder, 2001. Used ... $4.99
... CD

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LolitaLivin In Shadows (lolita's bright side, inst, club 120 re-edit, red's favorite dub) ... 12-inch
Downtown 161, 1995. Very Good+ ... $11.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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O'JaysMy Favorite Person ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1982. Near Mint- ... $2.99
Although they didn't have as big of chart success as in earlier years, the O'Jays managed to do alright as the 80s moved in on them. Their sweet vocal style was a perfect match for Philly International's move to more modern soul production, and this album has them nicely set up by McFadden & Whitehead, still recording at Sigma Sound. The record includes the classic "My Favorite Person", one of the group's best later cuts, and a really catchy number – plus "Out In the Real World", "Don't Walk Away Mad", and "One On One". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still in the shrink, with hype sticker. Includes the lyric sleeve.)

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Osborne BrothersFavorite Memories – Once More Vol 2 ... LP
Sugar Hill, 1987. Near Mint- ... $5.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Oscar PetersonExclusively For My Friends Vol 4 – My Favorite Instrument ... CD
MPS, 1968. Used ... $1.99
The fourth in the MPS reissue series of long unreleased late 60s recordings from the home of producer/engineer Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer finds Oscar Peterson in a glorious solo piano mode! All of the recordings in the series were from very relaxed, loose sessions that were some of Peterson's favorite of the time – and they're done in a mode that has Oscar playing loosely and soulfully throughout. Titles include "Someone To Watch Over Me", "Perdido", "Body And Soul", "Bye, Bye Blackbird", "Lulu's Back In Town", Little Girl Blue", "Who Can I Turn To", "Take The 'A' Train" and more. CD

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VariousFavorite Light Classics – Bernstein/New York Philharmonic (3LP set) ... LP
Columbia, Late 60s. Near Mint- 3LP ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Box has some light ringwear.)

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VariousPittsburgh's Favorite Oldies – For Lovers Only ... CD
Itzy, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... $18.99
Music from the Fidelitys, the Starr Brothers, the Bobbettes, Rome & Paris, the Initials, Tex & the Chex, the Hollywood Saxons, Ann Cole, the Beachcombers & more. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousTV Guide 50 All-Time Favorite TV Themes (with playing cards) ... CD
TVT, 1950s/1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s/2000s. Used ... $5.99
Includes 50 themes in all! CD
(Includes a special set of playing cards – which have never been opened! Comes in a very cool slipcover, which has water damage on the back and light wear.)

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✨✧ John ColtraneMy Favorite Things ... CD
Atlantic, 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Wonderful wonderful wonderful work from the legendary John Coltrane – and even though it's probably one of his best-selling albums of all time, it's still a treasure – and has an essential place in just about any jazz collection! We've heard the original title version of "My Favorite Things" a million times – but it still blows our mind the way Coltrane hits this incredibly soulful modal groove, twisting and turning on soprano sax, always keeping things interesting, so that we're surprised that the cut's 13 minutes have gone by so quickly! The rest of the record's equally great – and the 3 other long cuts are "Everytime We Say Goodbye", "Summertime" and "But Not for Me". As great today as when it was cut, and still one of Coltrane's most revelatory albums! With McCoy Tyner on piano, Steve Davis on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums. CD
Also available My Favorite Things (with bonus tracks) ... CD 4.99

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✨✧ John ColtraneMy Favorite Things – Coltrane At Newport ... CD
Impulse, 1963/1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Incredible work from John Coltrane's Newport Jazz Festival sets from 1963 and 1965 – totally amazing work from Trane and his superior quartet of McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums – nearly 1 1/2 hours of essential avant garde! This CD features a trio of pieces from each year, "I Want To Talk About You", "My Favorite Things" and "Impressions" from '63 – plus One Done, One Up and "My Favorite Things" from '65 – with an endearing intro by Father Norman O'Connor for the '65 parts. Includes the extended version of "Impressions" from the '63 appearance – the full 23+ minute version that's never been released until now! CD
(BMG Direct pressing.)

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✨✧ VariousPittsburgh's Favorite Oldies – At The Hop 3 ... CD
Itzy, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes tracks by Richard Berry, Count Ferrell, The Gallahads, The Nightcaps, The Avalons, The Aladdins, and The Night Raiders. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ John ColtraneMy Favorite Things ... LP
Atlantic, 1961. Used ... Out Of Stock
Wonderful wonderful wonderful work from the legendary John Coltrane – and even though it's probably one of his best-selling albums of all time, it's still a treasure – and has an essential place in just about any jazz collection! We've heard the original title version of "My Favorite Things" a million times – but it still blows our mind the way Coltrane hits this incredibly soulful modal groove, twisting and turning on soprano sax, always keeping things interesting, so that we're surprised that the cut's 13 minutes have gone by so quickly! The rest of the record's equally great – and the 3 other long cuts are "Everytime We Say Goodbye", "Summertime" and "But Not for Me". As great today as when it was cut, and still one of Coltrane's most revelatory albums! With McCoy Tyner on piano, Steve Davis on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue & green label stereo pressing.)
Also available My Favorite Things (with bonus tracks) ... CD 4.99

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✨✧ Van McCoyMy Favorite Fantasy ... LP
MCA, 1978. Used ... Out Of Stock
An excellent album of smooth soul tracks, and maybe Van's best record of the 70s! The record shows Van sitting at the piano in an intimate setting – ala Barry White – and it's got a similar Love Unlimited Orchestra approach, with much large backing behind Van's voice, and a very full instrumental sound. Van sings lead vocals, which aren't always that great – but he more than makes up for it with some great piano and keyboard work, and some wonderful soul songwriting and arranging that recall his best uptown moments of the late 60s. The record has a few uptempo hustle-type tracks, but they're all pretty darn great soul songs, and there's loads of great mellow soul moments woven in to make the record a nice album of ballads and groovers. Titles include "Before & After", "Wings Of Love", "My Favorite Fantasy", "That's The Story Of My Life", and "You're So Right For Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some marker in the bottom right corner.)

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✨✧ Pete SeegerAmerican Favorite Ballads Vol 2 ... LP
Folkways, Early 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes booklet! Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ John ColtraneMy Favorite Things (parts 1 & 2) (mono) (2018 Record Store Day Release) ... 7-inch
Atlantic, 1961. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Parts 1 & 2 in mono! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited edition of 1000 – in a classic early 60s era Atlantic Records logo sleeve!)

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✨✧ Mahalia JacksonMahalia Jackson Sings America's Favorite Hymns ... LP
Columbia, 1971. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A double-length set – with tracks that include "Search Me Lord", "Were You There", "It Don't Cost Very Much", "Elijah Rock", "Rock Of Ages", "There Is A Balm In Gilead", "Trouble Of The World", "Jesus Met The Woman At The Well", "Didn't It Rain", and lots more! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and a stuck gatefold.)

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✨✧ Fumio KarashimaMy Favorite Things ... CD
Pit Inn (Japan), 2017. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the most spiritual albums we've heard in years from pianist Fumio Karashima – a set that has the Japanese jazz legend working with a host of different guests, including some horn players who really give his music some depth! The choice of material is great – and Karashima eschews most of his own compositions for work by Herbie Hancock, Duke Pearson, Jimmy Heath, Bobby Hutcherson, and others – given lively readings by an ensemble who really know how to burst out at the front, then soar with these very strong solos. The album features a great reading of "My Favorite Things", with a unique use of two bassists; a spare duet with trumpeter Terumasa Hino on "Black Orpheus"; guest work from guitarist Kazumi Watanabe on "Chan's Song"; and nice takes on "So Near So Far", "Gingerbread Boy", "Subtle Neptune", and "Jeannine". CD
 
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Andre SolomkoLe Deltaplane ... LP
Favorite (France), 2018. New Copy ... $24.99
Great sounds from Andre Solomko – an artist who's been giving us some great 70s-styled music in recent years, and may well have topped himself with this fantastic set! Andre plays alto and soprano sax, in a setting that's got the warm glow of a sweet 70s fusion record – but this time around, he also gets plenty of great vocal contributions from female singer Charlotta Kerbs – whose soulful lyrics appear on most of the album, and give the fusion grooves a slightly AOR sort of vibe – but always at a level that's very understated and individual, and never just trying to cop an older groove. Instead, Andre brings a great sense of personality to the music – which also includes lots of Fender Rhodes and other keyboards – on titles that include "Moonbeach Disco", "Le Deltaplane", "Aquaplane", "Summer 79", and "Paraphraser". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousFrench Disco Boogie Sounds Vol 2 – 1978 to 1985 – Selected By Charles Maurice ... LP
Favorite (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99
That's a suave-looking dude on the cover, and there's some suave-sounding sounds within – the cream of the crop of the hippest spectrum of the French club scene at the start of the 80s, brought together in a beautiful package of grooves! The work here is quite different than some of the cheesier, clunkier Euro disco hits of the time – and instead, there's a lot of care and craft brought to the rhythms and lyrics – often a lot more soul elements than you might expect, and with occasional global currents that reflect the unique sound of Paris in the postcolonial years. There's almost an AOR catchiness to some of the tunes, but the presentation is more strongly soulful overall – on titles that include "Bye Cocotiers" by Marc Ashy, "Keep Cool" by Messan, "Sunshine" by Greg Smaha, "Sheriff's Horse" by Roots, "Funky Biguine" by Crystal, "Havana" by Nielo Feel, "Funk Force Leader" by Ideku Dynasty, "Talk Me Mam's" by Black Bells Group, "Le Sherif Qui Danse" by Claude Morgan, and "Givin It Up" by Charms. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousFrench Disco Boogie Sounds Vol 3 – 1977 to 1987 – Selected By Charles Maurice ... CD
Favorite (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $19.99
A decade's worth of slinky sounds from the French scene – a good number of which were recorded after the big disco boom years in the US – at a time when the European clubs kept things going with some fresh flavors of their own! The style here isn't as overtly disco as you might think – as the grooves are nice and open – often a bit more midtempo than upbeat, with currents from modern soul and some of the global cultures that intersected through the wide musical world of Paris! In fact, the whole thing's more of a discovery of new grooves than a French take on familiar styles – as you'll discover amidst tracks that include "Lait De Coco (dub)" by Maya, "Segregation" by Nst Cophies, "Funky & Fire" by Janet N'Diaye Lokamba, "Money" by Kke, "Flash" by Zorgus, "Give Me Back My Song" by Wally & Shane, "Looking For You" by JEKYS, "Qu'Est-Ce Que Tu Fais Par Amour" by Joel Dayde, "Listen To The Music (12" mix)" by Judy Carter, "Un Peu D'Amour" by Silence, and "Funky Baby Love" by Paul Fathy. CD

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✨✧ VariousCaribbean Disco Boogie Sounds – Rare & Obscure Gems From The Caribbean Territories 1977 to 1982 ... LP
Favorite (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A killer collection of funky soul from the Caribbean – not tracks that have a typical island sort of sound, with roots in calypso, soca, or reggae – and instead just he kind of key cuts that match the best underground work on the New York scene! Keep in mind that lots of American disco came from musicians who'd moved up north from the Caribbean – bringing a sunny spirit and driving rhythms in the process, as well as a post-colonial, diaspora approach to the music – which was then fused with American soul and funk for the clubs! This set has a very similar vibe, but just reverses the process – with grooves that borrow plenty from the hipper club styles of the late 70s and early 80s, and come across with a freshly non-commercial vibe, given their Caribbean roots. We'd never heard most tracks here before – hats off to Waxist for compiling the collection – and titles include "Cosmopolitan London" by Ray Williams, "Praise Jah" by Oluko Imo, "My African Religion" by Paul Hurlock, "Going To The Party" by Barry Bryson, "Let Me Love You" by Teddy Davis, and "Macho Man" by Eddie & The Movement. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ ArianArian ... LP
Favorite (France), Early 80s. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Arian's perm on the cover gives you a hint of how the set might sound – and the whole thing is maybe even better than you might think! The album's an unusual soul set from early 80s Yugoslavia – with vocals that are partly in English, and a sound that's heavy on the same kind of keyboards and basslines that you'd hear coming from the New York scene – on tunes that include some numbers penned by Hubert Eaves and Bobby Caldwell – and sung by Arian with a blue-eyed soul approach – in vocals that are maybe not as strong as his American contemporaries, but which more than make up for their lack with an overall sense of groove. Titles include "Your Love Makes Me A Winner", "Sure It's Funky", "Still Together", "Novi Susret", "Can't Say Goodbye", and "Lutas Velikim Gradom". LP, Vinyl record album
(Special 2 x 45rpm version – with great sound!)

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✨✧ Junior ByronSunshine ... LP
Favorite (France), 1981. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A cool Canadian club classic from the start of the 80s – and a record that's got a groove that's quite different than some of the Montreal disco of a few short years before! Junior Byron's got a warm, fully-fleshed approach to his music – soaring on the uptempo tracks, and wickedly stepping on the mellower numbers – almost that mix of warmth and groove that you'd find in some of the best work by Leon Ware or Roy Ayers around the same time, but maybe more decidedly aimed at the dancefloor overall! Production is great – more sunny west coast than you'd expect from Toronto – and titles include "Heart To Heart Sensation", "Galaxy", "Inch By Inch", "Space Cowboy", "Too Much Tonight", and the great mellow "Sunshine". LP, Vinyl record album
(Two LP version – both records play at 45rpm!)

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✨✧ Andre SolomkoLe Deltaplane ... CD
Favorite (France), 2018. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Great sounds from Andre Solomko – an artist who's been giving us some great 70s-styled music in recent years, and may well have topped himself with this fantastic set! Andre plays alto and soprano sax, in a setting that's got the warm glow of a sweet 70s fusion record – but this time around, he also gets plenty of great vocal contributions from female singer Charlotta Kerbs – whose soulful lyrics appear on most of the album, and give the fusion grooves a slightly AOR sort of vibe – but always at a level that's very understated and individual, and never just trying to cop an older groove. Instead, Andre brings a great sense of personality to the music – which also includes lots of Fender Rhodes and other keyboards – on titles that include "Moonbeach Disco", "Le Deltaplane", "Aquaplane", "Summer 79", and "Paraphraser". CD features bonus mixes – Le Premier Disco Sans Toi", "Moonbeach Disco (dub version)", and "Le Premier Disco Sans Toi (dub)". CD
Also available Le Deltaplane ... LP 24.99

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✨✧ VariousFrench Disco Boogie Sounds – 1975 to 1984 – Selected By Charles Maurice ... LP
Favorite (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
That's a mighty sexy cover on the front – and the grooves inside definitely have the flavor to match! The work here is from the obscure French disco underground – a European scene that never got the same exposure as German or Italian work for clubs – which makes the whole package a really great discovery in sound! The music is surprisingly fresh, and often quite funky too – and done in modes that are arguably warmer and more soulful than most other European disco – and often a lot like the best American underground club of the period. Some tracks have breathy female vocals, while others have bolder lyrics that almost echo some of the global musical crossovers happing in 70s Paris and a few of the later tracks bring in electro elements, but in a subtle way we totally love. The collection's a follow-up to the Brazilian Disco Boogie Sounds compilation – and like that one, it's really a cut above the usual! Titles include "Super Star" by Contessa, "Lady Jones" by Over Drive, "Music Madness (ext Charles Maurice version)" by Beckie Bell, "Y'A Du Blues" by Marche Noire, "Un Fait Divers & Rien De Plus (re-remix)" by Le Club, "Pour Moi Ca Va (Charles Maurice version)" by France Lise, "Polar (Charles Maurice version)" by Bernard Guyvan, and "Minuit L'Heure Du Swing" by Didier Makaga. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousFrench Disco Boogie Sounds Vol 3 – 1977 to 1987 – Selected By Charles Maurice ... LP
Favorite (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A decade's worth of slinky sounds from the French scene – a good number of which were recorded after the big disco boom years in the US – at a time when the European clubs kept things going with some fresh flavors of their own! The style here isn't as overtly disco as you might think – as the grooves are nice and open – often a bit more midtempo than upbeat, with currents from modern soul and some of the global cultures that intersected through the wide musical world of Paris! In fact, the whole thing's more of a discovery of new grooves than a French take on familiar styles – as you'll discover amidst tracks that include "Lait De Coco (dub)" by Maya, "Segregation" by Nst Cophies, "Funky & Fire" by Janet N'Diaye Lokamba, "Money" by Kke, "Flash" by Zorgus, "Give Me Back My Song" by Wally & Shane, "Looking For You" by JEKYS, "Qu'Est-Ce Que Tu Fais Par Amour" by Joel Dayde, "Listen To The Music (12" mix)" by Judy Carter, "Un Peu D'Amour" by Silence, and "Funky Baby Love" by Paul Fathy. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available French Disco Boogie Sounds Vol 3 – 1977 to 1987 – Selected By Charles Maurice ... CD 19.99

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✨✧ Mr PresidentNumber One ... LP
Favorite (France), 2011. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Producer, multi-instrumentalist and all around funky soul patriot Mr President, aka Patchworks delivers a solid full length for the Favorite label! Rave up instrumentals and vocal numbers featuring guests Mr Day, Mounam, Hawa and JRMNM and it wins on both levels – with nods to classic and hip hop era funk. Mr President handles all the production and instrumentation himself, and quite impressively so. Titles include "Meet Again", "From South To North", "Tribute To RZA", a cover of "Love And Happiness" with Mr Day, "The Best Is Yet To Come" with Mr Day & Hawa, "You Move Me" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
 
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✨✧ Aksak MaboulUn Peu De L'Ame Des Bandits (with bonus CD) ... LP
Crammed (Belgium), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 18.98
One of our favorite mixing of modes from the old school – a tremendous second album from the legendary Aksak Maboul! The record mixes arty playfulness with some rootsier elements – bits of Eastern instrumentation, jazz, improvisation, and even some post-punk elements – all in a way that makes for one of the most creative recordings of its time – a set that easily provides key inspiration for more recent genre-crossing acts like this! There's a bit of Y or Ze Records whimsy at times – but the end result is much deeper, and much more compelling– as you'd expect from a group that features Fred Frith on guitar, Chris Cutler on drums, Marc Hollander and Michel Berkmans on reeds, and Denis Van Hecke on a range of cool cellos! Each tune has a slightly different flavor, but there's still a really unified feel to the record too – one of those European projects that comes together like nothing you'd hear from the US. Titles include "Geistige Nacht", "A Modern Lesson", "Palmiers En Pots" and "Cinema". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download and bonus CD!)

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Lorez AlexandriaLorez Sings Pres – A Tribute To Lester Young ... LP
King, Late 50s. Good+ ... $3.99
A classic album from one of our favorite jazz singers ever – a set that really set a whole new standard for a generation! Even at this early stage, Lorez Alexandria was an amazingly accomplished vocalist – as you'll hear on this excellent selection of tunes from the Lester Young songbook – laidback and soulful tunes that really let her open up and do her thing! The backing on the album's nice and earthy – provided by a Chicago group that includes King Fleming piano, Charles Stepney vibes, Paul Serrano trumpet, and Vernel Fournier drums – and the overall style is perfect for Lorez' deep soulful vocals. Titles include "DB Blues", "Easy Living", "No Eyes Blues", "This Year's Kisses", and "Jumpin With Symphony Sid". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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Ann-MargretAnn Margret – The Definitive Collection ... CD
RCA/Real Gone, Mid 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $13.99 21.98
A fantastic collection of work from those years when singer Ann-Margret first popped up on the American market – young, fresh, and sexy – and willing to do whatever it took to make her music stand out from the pack! Ann-Margret's got a vocal range that's maybe deeper than most of her contemporaries – a lusty growl that makes you feel like she's singing from way down in her toes – with odd bluesy currents mixed with jazzier backings – all in a mode that has really blows away the sultry tones of previous singers like Peggy Lee or Julie London. This 30 track package is a very well-chosen array of tunes from the early RCA years – and includes lots of solo numbers, plus work with Elvis Presley and Al Hirt – on titles that include "Man's Favorite Sport", "Next Time", "Madrid/The Pleasure Seekers", "Mack The Knife", "My Baby Just Cares For Me", "Teach Me Tonight", "The Lady Loves Me", "You're The Boss", "Mr Wonderful", "That Old Black Magic", "Everything Makes Music When You're In Love", "Let Me Entertain You", "Take All The Kisses", "Something To Think About", and "Mister Kiss Kiss Bang Bang". CD

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✨✧ Art Ensemble Of ChicagoCertain Blacks (Inner City pressing) ... LP
America/Inner City, 1970. Near Mint- ... $24.99
One of our favorite albums ever by the Art Ensemble of Chicago – a key French session that captures the group at the height of their powers! The centerpiece of the album is the extended track "Certain Blacks (Do What They Wanna)" – done in a beautiful mix of politics and free group improvisation that come across with amazing power and clarity – making the piece one of the best translations of the Chicago AACM spirit to the European scene. Other tracks on the session include the soulfully spiritual number "One For Jarman", which captures the group at a uniquely laidback level – and the bluesy "Bye Bye Baby", which features one of the few pairings of the group with Chicago Beau and harmonica player Julio Finn. LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has some light wear.)
Also available Certain Blacks (Inner City) ... LP 11.99

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Art Ensemble Of ChicagoCertain Blacks (Inner City) ... LP
America/Inner City, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
One of our favorite albums ever by the Art Ensemble of Chicago – a key French session that captures the group at the height of their powers! The centerpiece of the album is the extended track "Certain Blacks (Do What They Wanna)" – done in a beautiful mix of politics and free group improvisation that come across with amazing power and clarity – making the piece one of the best translations of the Chicago AACM spirit to the European scene. Other tracks on the session include the soulfully spiritual number "One For Jarman", which captures the group at a uniquely laidback level – and the bluesy "Bye Bye Baby", which features one of the few pairings of the group with Chicago Beau and harmonica player Julio Finn. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Certain Blacks (Inner City pressing) ... LP 24.99

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ArtisticsI'm Gonna Miss You ... LP
Brunswick, 1967. Very Good- ... $11.99
A really breakout moment for The Artistics – and the start of a really sublime run with the great Brunswick Records! The group had already broken a bit on Okeh a few years before – securing a top spot on the Chicago scene with their bouncy northern soul groove – a love of rhythm that made them as much a favorite on dancefloors as they were with fans of harmony soul. But on this sweet set, things come together even better than before – thanks to strong leads by singer Marvin Smith, who brings a real sense of personality to the group's harmonies – and wonderful Brunswick studio help that includes Sonny Sanders arrangements and Carl Davis production. The whole thing's wonderful – and tracks include the hit "I'm Gonna Miss You", plus "On & On", "Sweeter Than Sugar", "Hope We Have", "Girl I Need You", "You're Wonderful", and "Love Song". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has ring & edge wear, with a split spine.)

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Ashford & SimpsonGimme Something Real (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Warner/Big Break (UK), 1973. New Copy ... $6.99 13.99
One of our favorite albums from this legendary duo – Nick Ashford & Valerie Simpson's first album for Warner Brothers, and compared to the numbers moved by biggest hits, you could call this one a hidden gem – filled with near perfect mellow soul jams and more sweetly soaring groovers alike! There are moments that steer it into more of a rootsy style, kind of an intimate take on the LA soul sound with easy going, elegant backings and production that's nicely tailored to voices, particular Valerie's lovely vocals – but those lead to bigger emotional payoff that hit you deep! This is an underappreciated early effort from the duo as a headlining act, and finds them setting up to change the sound of R&B to come! Titles include "Can You Make It Brother", "Bend Me", "Gimme Something Real", "I'm Determined", "I Need Your Light", "Anywhere", and "Have You Ever Tried It". CD features bonus tracks – the never-issued "Have You Ever Tried It (long version)" and 'I'd Know You Anywhere (single version)". CD

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Baby HueyBaby Huey Story – The Living Legend (2LP 180 gram vinyl pressing with bonus tracks & turntable mat) (2018 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Curtom/Rhino/Run Out Groove, Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $36.99
Fantastic! The lost link in the Chicago soul scene of the 60s was Baby Huey – and he was a pretty darn big link too, if you've ever seen him in pictures! Weighing in at about 300 pounds, Baby Huey was sort of a rockin' soul star who played clubs on both sides of the city, to audiences of all types – working in a party-styled blend of funk, rock, and soul that was one of the most powerful grooves going down in the Windy City at the time! Huey sadly passed away at a very young age, leaving only this full album as his legacy – a great batch of hard-hitting soul tracks that are among some of the funkiest work ever recorded for the legendary Curtom label! The set includes Huey's classic version of "Mighty, Mighty", a club favorite from the live shows – plus the excellent Curtis Mayfield tune "Hard Times", famous as an oft-used sample track! Other titles include "A Change Is Going To Come", "California Dreamin", "Running", and "Mama Get Yourself Together". A very cool version of this classic – pressed up as a heavy 2LP set – which includes a second full LP of instrumental bonus tracks, and a Run Out Groove turntable mat! Instrumentals include "Running", "Little Linda Turn On", "Mama Get Yourself Together", "Aquarius", "Turn On To Me", "Hard Times", and "You Make Me So Very Happy". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram pressing cut by Chris Bellman at Bernie rundman Mastering – with bonus turntable mat. Sold out via the distributor – get while it's still gettable!)

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Dave Bailey2 Feet In The Gutter ... LP
Epic, 1961. New Copy (reissue)... $5.99
Hardbop albums don't get any better than this – and although drummer Dave Bailey only recorded for a brief stretch as a leader, this session's one that shows that he was a heck of a force to contend with! The record's got an intensity that easily rivals the best by Art Blakey over at Blue Note during the early 60s – but Dave's also got a slightly looser groove too – a bit more sense of humanity, and one that allows for really organic interplay between the players. There's a slight soul jazz undercurrent – especially in the piano lines of Billy Gardner – and other players in the quintet include Bill Hardman on trumpet, Frank Haynes on tenor, and Ben Tucker on bass. The group wails on an early version of Tucker's classic "Comin' Home Baby", plus other great originals like "Coffee Walk", "Lady Iris B", and "Two Feet In the Gutter". A old favorite on the south side of Chicago! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available 2 Feet In The Gutter (Japanese pressing) ... CD 14.99

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Dave Bailey2 Feet In The Gutter (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Epic (Japan), 1961. Used ... $14.99
Hardbop albums don't get any better than this – and although drummer Dave Bailey only recorded for a brief stretch as a leader, this session's one that shows that he was a heck of a force to contend with! The record's got an intensity that easily rivals the best by Art Blakey over at Blue Note during the early 60s – but Dave's also got a slightly looser groove too – a bit more sense of humanity, and one that allows for really organic interplay between the players. There's a slight soul jazz undercurrent – especially in the piano lines of Billy Gardner – and other players in the quintet include Bill Hardman on trumpet, Frank Haynes on tenor, and Ben Tucker on bass. The group wails on an early version of Tucker's classic "Comin' Home Baby", plus other great originals like "Coffee Walk", "Lady Iris B", and "Two Feet In the Gutter". A old favorite on the south side of Chicago! CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)
Also available 2 Feet In The Gutter ... LP 5.99

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Milton BananaAo Meu Amigo Chico ... LP
RCA (Brazil), 1975. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Joao Gilberto's favorite drummer leads his bossa trio in this great tribute to Chico Buarque. The album features 14 tracks, most of which blend together a few Buarque compositions into short groovy bossa cuts, with Milton's usual sharp jazzy drumming backing them up. Cuts include "Gente Humilde", "Ate O Fim", "Vai levando", "Pivete", "Ate Seguna Feira", "A Banda", and "Roda Viva". Nice cover too, with Milton on the front, raising a beer in a toast to Chico, who is sitting on the back cover, clearly in a different space! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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Brigitte BardotBrigitte Bardot Show (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
AZ/Universal (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $29.99
One of the greatest Brigitte Bardot albums you could ever buy – some of the grooviest, sexiest work the famous French actress ever cut! The album's overflowing with excellent original material written by Bardot by Serge Gainsbourg and Francis Lai – two of our favorite French composers of the 60s, and both a very good choice to work with Brigitte! Bardot sings in a sexy, whispery style that's a bit like Jane Birkin, but somewhat different too – and the arrangements are by Michel Colombier, Paul Pio, and Christian Gaubert – three talents who definitely keep things groovy. There's a few instrumentals mixed in with the vocal tracks – but that's totally fine with us, because they're all pretty great – and there's plenty of moments with a nice groove and a bit of funk. Titles include "Harley Davidson", "Ay Que Viva La Sangria", "Gang Gang", "David B", "Mister Sun", "Paris", "On Demenage", and "Contact" – plus the excellent "Marseillaise Generique" instrumental – used to great effect in Austin Powers! CD features an insane number of bonus tracks – including "John Et Michael", "Quand Mon Amour Danse", "Soyons Deux", "Sei Arrivato Amor Mio", "Plaisir D'Amour", "Depus Que Tu M'As Quittee", "Mon Leopard Et Moi", "La Fille De Paille", "Le Soleil", "C'Est Une Bossa Nova", and "Sur Le Boulevard Du Rhum". CD
(SHM-CD pressing! Comes in a cool flip-back cover, too – like a vintage French album!)

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Gene Barge, David Matthews, & Andre DavisStony Island – Original Soundtrack ... CD
TK/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99
A sweet set of soundtrack funk – from a film named after one of our favorite streets in Chicago! Although the record's got an approach that's perhaps a bit tighter and smoother than anything going down on Stony in the late 70s, it does manage to share a good deal of styles with the Chi-soul scene of the time – thanks to work on the record from Chicagoans Gene Barge, Sonny Seals, and Tennyson Stephens! Many of the tracks on the set have a bad-walking soul approach – one that's kind of a mixture of funky and bluesy – and these are laid out next to some jazzier instrumentals that we like most of all – tunes that have a great funky soundtrack feel, but with a bit more fusion touches than usual, probably because of the work of David Matthews. Titles include "Percy Fired", "Party Lights", "High Speed Posters", "Back To Business", "Chase The Train", "Gangster City", "Dream Ride", and "Peace Of Mind". CD

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Pierre BarouhDites 33 Vol 2 – Concert A L'Espace Pierre Cardin ... CD
Saravah (Japan), 1983. Used ... $6.99
A great little live set from one of our favorite French singers – recorded in 1983, with backing by a small Japanese combo, very much in the manner of work on his album Le Pollen. Given that the album is such a studio-oriented session, it's interesting to hear the style of the work performed live – and it's also a great reminder that Barouh's fantastic vocals are what really carry his work in the long run. Backings are very subtle – awash with sound in a way that drifts easily with Pierre's changes in tone and emotion, all served up in that languid charm he first displayed in A Man & A Woman. Titles include "Chanson Pour Teddy", "Chats, Chiens, Chats", "L'autre Rive", "Pepe", 'Le Courage D'Aimer", and "Boule Qui Roule". CD
(Includes obi.)

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Count BasieOn My Way & Shoutin Again – Count Basie Plays Music By Neal Hefti ... LP
Verve, 1962. Very Good- ... $1.99
A wonderful album of 60s Basie – one that focuses on the writing and arranging talents of the great Neal Hefti! Hefti's one of our favorite soundtrack composers of the decade, but in the years before his film fame, he was a frequent partner of Basie – and this album marks one of their greatest collaborations together. The tunes are very much in the "loud, then soft, then loud" mode that Hefti pioneered with Basie's angular group of the 50s – but they've also got some of the warmer, more whimsical touches that Neal would explore more fully in his later soundtrack work too. The result is a classic Basie session, but with plenty of surprises – featuring a fresh batch of tunes that includes "Jump For Johnny", "Ducky Bumps", "Rose Bud", "Shanghaied", "Together Again", and "Eee Dee". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear & splitting.)

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✨✧ Tony Bennett & Dave BrubeckBennett/Brubeck – The White House Sessions – Live 1962 ... CD
Columbia, 1962. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A famous pairing of talents from the early 60s – Columbia Records giants Dave Brubeck and Tony Bennett, both recorded at a time when that label was at the forefront of jazz in the US – joined up for a special performance at the end of the set! The special performance was done at the Kennedy-era White House – and features an initial instrumental set from the Dave Brubeck Quartet – with completely amazing alto from Paul Desmond, especially on the album's long reading of "Nomad" – one of our favorite overlooked tunes by the the group at the time – plus versions of "Take Five", "Castillian Blues", and "Thank You". Tony Bennett then takes the stage with backings by the Ralph Sharon trio – on titles that include "Make Someone Happy", "One For My Baby", "I Left My Heart In San Francisco", and "Just In Time". But the real highlight of the set is when Bennett sings with backings from the Dave Brubeck Trio – in a mode that's both different from Tony's work with Bill Evans or Basie, and from Brubeck's work with singers like Jimmy Rushing or Carmen McRae! Titles from the Brubeck/Bennett lineup include "That Old Black Magic", "There Will Never Be Another You", "Lullaby Of Broadway", and "Chicago". CD

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Black UhuruRed ... CD
Mango/Island, 1981. Used ... $4.99
One of our favorite Black Uhuru albums, when they'd fully matured as a group under the production of Sly & Robbie, with a tight modern reggae sound that few other groups could match from that era. Heavy, heavy grooves saddled with the trios potent lyrics and harmony vocals, including the massive "Youth Of Eglington" and "Sponji Reggae", plus "Puff She Puff", "Rockstone", "Carbine", "Utterance", "Journey" and "Sistren". This CD reissue's been remastered, and adds the discomix version of "Sponji Reggae" and non-album track "Trodding" as bonus tracks. CD
(Out of print first CD pressing.)

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Art BlakeyWitch Doctor ... CD
Blue Note, 1961. Used ... $8.99
One of our favorite albums ever from Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers – but a set that was unreleased by Blue Note for quite a few years! The set's one of two gems the group recorded in 1961, but which were held back until the end of the 60s – and it features a stellar version of the group with Wayne Shorter on tenor, Lee Morgan on trumpet, and Bobby Timmons on piano – all wonderful players who were really coming into their own at the time, and starting to bring a richness to the Messengers sound that would leave its mark in jazz for many years to come! The group is razor-sharp on the rhythms, but also really able to take new chances with their phrasing and timing – on a host of wonderful tracks that include "Those Who Sit & Wait", "The Witch Doctor", and "A Little Busy" – all real classics from this special group. CD
(Out of print, promotional stamp on CD.)

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Lo BorgesO Trem Azul ... CD
EMI (Brazil), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $14.99
A great collection of work from the legendary Lo Borges – one of our favorite Brazilian singers ever! Lo Borges is perhaps best known to the world for his incredible vocals on Milton Nascimento's classic Clube Da Esquina album – and he's a great artist on his own, too – always working with the mixture of soul and sophistication that you'd know from his Nascimento collaborations. This sweet little set brings together 14 tracks from Lo Borges' EMI years – some great solo tracks, plus collaborations with Toniho Horta and Milton Nascimento – titles that include "O Trem Azul", "Paisagem De Janela", "Voce Fica Melhor Assim", "Equatorial", "Nuvem Cigana", "Clube Da Esquina No 2", "Todo Prazer", "A Forca Do Vento", and his heavenly solo reading of "Tudo Que Voce Podia Ser". CD

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Joao BoscoCabeca De Nego ... LP
Barclay (Brazil), 1986. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Beautiful work from Joao Bosco – a bit later than his classic years, but a sublime set all the way through – and one that's overflowing with jazzier influences! Joao's got a sound here that actually seems a bit influenced by the growth in Brazilian jazz at the time – a style that's clear in the humming, almost scatting quality to his vocals – and in the way that his guitar work mixes older folsky styles with tones and colors that ring out with inspiration from the fusion generation – even though they're played on an acoustic instrument. The whole thing's great – spare, personal, but deeply compelling – and with a highly rhythmic component on most numbers. Easily one of our favorite by Bosco – and a real delight throughout! Titles include "Bote Babalu Pra Pular No Pagode", "Joao Balaio", "Da Africa A Sapucai", "Odile Odila", "Joao Do Pulo", and "Quilombo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes original inner sleeve.)

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Charles BradleyVictim Of Love (with bonus download) ... LP
Dunham/Daptone, 2013. New Copy ... $13.99 15.99
Damn amazing work from Charles Bradley – an instant soul classic for all generations, as you'll hear from the very first note! Not only are Bradley's vocals incredible – the kind of once-in-a-long-time approach he brought to his debut – but the backings and production are completely sublime too – magical music from the Menahan Street Band, who sound here like some lost combo from 60s Memphis, but without any of the hoke that reference might imply – instead that really unique approach that you'd only find on one of your few favorite vintage soul albums – maybe Bobby Taylor & The Vancouvers, or Jesse James on his 60s album for 20th Century! Yet the sound here isn't just vintage for vintage sake, either – as there's an intensity that's very present, contemporary, and urgent – a sound that doesn't die – and which just gets better and better with each new listen. Tremendous stuff – even from the Daptone universe we've been loving for years and years – with titles that include "Strictly Reserved For You", "You Put The Flame On It", "Dusty Blue", "Love Bug Blues", "Hurricane", "Through The Storm", "Confusion", and "Where Do We Go From Here". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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Peter BrotzmannChicago Octet/Tentet (3CD set) ... CD
Okka Disk, 1998. Used 3 CDs ... $36.99
Very cool box set of 3 CDs' worth of material recorded by Peter Brotzmann and his amazing group of players on 2 trips to Chicago in the late 90s! The set – which is limited and numbered – features both live and studio performances by the Chicago Octet and Tentet, two provisional groups set up by Brotzmann comprised of Chicago mainstays – like Jeb Bishop, Ken Vandermark, and Hamid Drake – plus outsiders with ties to the Chicago avant scene – like Joe McPhee and Mats Gustafsson. The 3 CDs have an amazing amount of material, and are packaged in a handsomely crafted slipcase with a nice graphic. More excellent jazz from one of our favorite labels on the planet! Disc 1 ( live) includes long octet working of "Burning Spirit (For Kazuka Shiraishi)" plus tentet runs of "Other Brothers", "Old Bottles, No Wine" and "Aziz". Disc 2 features live tentet tracks "Divide By Zero" and "Foolish Infinity", and studio tentet tracks "Immediate Music" and "Makapoor". Disc 3 is all studio tentet material, with "Foolish Infinity", "Old Bottles, No Wine", "Other Brothers" and "Divide By Zero". CD
(Out of print – and hand numbered, limited edition! Slipcase has some light wear.)

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James BrownReality ... LP
Polydor, 1975. Very Good ... $9.99
One of the last great albums from James Brown! Not as totally sublime as Payback or some of the others from the 70s – but James is still working here with Fred Wesley and Dave Matthews – and many of the cuts retain the funk of a few years past. Case in point is the sublime "Funky President" – a super-dope track that mixes politics and funk, and which is one of our favorite James Brown tracks from the 70s. Other cuts include "All For One", "Check Your Body", "Reality", and "Further Up The Road". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has wear, and some marker.)

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Burger BuddyBurger Buddy Cassette Player & MP3 Converter (plus Burger Records Mixtape) ... Misc
Burger, 2017. New Item ... $34.99 49.99
Join the new cassette revolution, and find a way to make your music even more portable than ever! This cool little portable tape player looks great, and works on its own with headphones – but it's also fitted with 21st Century technology that lets you make MP3 files of your favorite cassettes, too – so that you can put the music on your phone, and leave the Burger Buddy at home! But in the spirit of true cassette culture, you'll probably want to bring the whole thing with you – as it runs on 2AA batteries (not included), and looks pretty darn cool as well – and the whole thing even comes with a bonus Burger mixtape, so that you've already got one cassette to start your collection. Misc

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Dave BurnsWarming Up! ... LP
Vanguard, Early 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A legendary set of firey jazz tracks recorded by trumpeter Dave Burns! This is one of Burns' few recordings as a leader, and it's a shame he didn't make more, because this one is stellar. The group features Bobby Hutcherson on vibes, Harold Mabern on piano, and the great Billy Mitchell on tenor. They all swing high, wide, and mightily, especially on some of the set's standout tracks, like "Rigor Mortez", written by Burns, and "Warm Up", which is by Joe Farrell. Other highlights include "Now Ain't It", written and arranged by Melba Liston, and "Richie's Dillemma, an old favorite from the book of Harold Mabern. Excellent set, and a very tough one to find! LP, Vinyl record album

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Kenny Burrell & John ColtraneKenny Burrell & John Coltrane ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1958. Used ... $4.99
One of our favorite Kenny Burrell albums – and a record with a much deeper feel than lots of his other work! Kenny cut this album with John Coltrane in 1958 – and the session's a real standout in both of their careers at the time – Kenny's, for being a well-crafted, highly-focused effort – and Coltrane's, for being a unique outing with a guitar, but one that's done with the same deep-spirited sound of his best work for Prestige. The group's a quintet, with Tommy Flanagan, Paul Chambers and Jimmy Cobb in the rhythm section – and titles include "Big Paul", "Lyresto", "Why Was I Born?", "I Never Knew", and "Freight Trane". CD
(Out of print. CRC pressing.)

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Jerry ButlerBest Of Jerry Butler (Mercury) ... LP
Mercury, 1970. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Seminal work by one of our favorite soul singers of all time! Jerry first came to fame with The Impressions and on his own in the early 60s – singing dark moody easy tunes that well earned him the nickname of "Iceman". In the late 60s, though, he moved onto Mercury where he broke through even bigger with some excellent early production by Gamble & Huff, which took Jerry to a whole new level, and which gave his work a swinging soul groove that worked great with his vocals. This set compiles some of the best moments of the Mercury years – including "Never Give You Up", "Lost", "Moody Woman", "Mr Dream Merchant", "Hey Western Union Man", and "Only The Strong Survive". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jerry ButlerMore Of The Best Of Jerry Butler ... LP
Vee Jay, Early 60s. Very Good ... $9.99
Some of our favorite tunes ever by Jerry Butler – a great collection that brings together some of his hits and some of his lesser known work for Vee Jay. The Iceman style is very firmly in place here – and next to hits like "I Stand Accused" and "Need To Belong", you'll get other great tracks like "I Don't Want To Hear It Anymore", "Strawberries", "Just Be True", and "Just A Little Bit". Also includes a few duets with Betty Everett, like "Ain't That Loving You Baby", "Let It Be Me", and "Smile". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono rainbow label pressing.)

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Jerry ButlerVery Best Of The Vee Jay Years ... CD
Vee Jay/Charly (UK), Early 60s. Used ... $14.99
Amazing work by one of our favorite soul singers ever – the legendary Jerry Butler, heard here in his crucial early years at Vee Jay Records! Jerry first recorded for the label as part of the young Impressions trio with Curtis Mayfield, but was pulled out to become a solo act on his own – and the result was a batch of tunes that clearly helped forge a new generation in soul music – allowing a male vocalist to skirt the line between expressive emotion and sophisticated reserve, a quality that earned Jerry the nickname of "Iceman" during these early years. It's hard to adequately sum up the power of this work in words, so we'll let Jerry's magnificent recordings do the job for us – and will only say that the set features a total of 26 tracks in all, including the titles "Smile", "I Stand Accused", "Where's The Girl", "I'm A Telling You", "A Lonely Soldier", "Lost", "Come Back My Love", "Don't Drive Me Away", "Moon River", "You Can Run", "Whatever You Want", "I've Been Trying", "I Don't Want To Hear It Anymore", and "Good Times". CD
(Out of print.)

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Donald ByrdDonald Byrd's Best ... LP
Blue Note, Early 70s/1975. Very Good ... $4.99
A tasty collection of goodies that Donald recorded with the great Larry Mizell during the early 70s. Certainly not his all-inclusive best, but some of our favorite material by this legendary soul jazz trumpeter. The tracks have a sparkling electric jazz funk sound, with amazing production that keeps them drifting along with a very soulful vibe. Titles include "Sky High", "Street Lady", "Change", "Stepping Into Tomorrow", "Black Byrd", and "Flight Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole & light wear.)

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CadillacsCrazy Cadillacs ... CD
Jubilee/Warner (Japan), 1959. Used ... $11.99
A killer from the legendary Cadillacs – maybe our favorite group on the east coast scene of the late 50s, and one of the few we can really depend on for a wonderful sense of range! The Cadillacs have a power that matches some of the bigger names of the time, especially The Drifters on Atlantic – and although the group were best known for their upbeat gimmicky tracks, they're also tremendous on ballads – of which there are a good number here! Production is nice and raw – with an especially noteworthy lack of instrumentation when things get mellow – and titles include "Gloria", "Don't Be Mad With My Heart", "Window Lady", "Carelessly", "Let Me Explain", "My Girl Friend", "Shock A Doo", "Zoom Boom Zing", and "Broken Heart". CD
(Out of print.)

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Terry CallierTurn You To Love ... LP
Elektra, 1979. Very Good ... $7.99
Our favorite Elektra album by Terry – different than his earlier work for Cadet, with a smoother jazz-based style of backing. The change works surprisingly well for Terry, pushing him into a new sound that still preserves his honest soulful vocals. The album includes nice remakes of "Ordinary Joe" and "Occasional Rain", both from his days on Cadet, plus the great track "Turn You To Love". Also includes a groovy cover of Steely Dan's "Do It Again". LP, Vinyl record album
(Including lyric sleeve.)

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✨✧ CameoUgly Ego ... CD
Chocolate City/Universal (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99
One of our favorite albums ever from Cameo – the group's third release! The album's got a great approach that hints at more sophisticated soul styles, but which is still firmly in charge of the bass-driven grooves that made their early albums so great – a compressed approach to the music that was copied by countless other groups at the time, but rarely came off this well! The whole thing's great – filled with excellent cuts that include "I'll Be With You", "Give Love a Chance", "Ugly Ego", "Two of Us", "Friend to Me", "Insane", and "I Want You". Super-dope – with loads of great jams! CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)

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Betty CarterDroppin Things ... CD
Verve, 1990. Used ... $4.99
A record of incredible beauty – probably our favorite of all the Betty Carter comeback albums! The set starts with one of the most wonderful tunes Betty's ever written – "30 Years", a lightly grooving number told from the perspective of a woman who's losing her man after three decades of love, and which is carried off with a level of sincerity and soul that's simply incredible. The album also features a remake of Betty's classic "Open The Door", entitled "Open The Door '90", and featuring solos by Freddie Hubbard and Craig Handy. The whole thing's great, though – and other tracks include "What's The Use Of Wonderin", "Droppin Things", "I Love Music", and "Dull Day In Chicago". CD
(Out of print.)

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Serge Chaloff & Boots MussulliSerge & Boots Mussulli (10 inch LP) ... LP
Storyville, 1954. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Wonderful work by two of the greatest jazz players to ever come out of the Boston scene of the 50s! Serge Chaloff is fairly well known for the two excellent Capitol LPs he cut shortly before his early death in the mid 50s – and although Boots Mussulli's probably not as famous, he's one of our favorite alto players of the time, and plays with a soulful intensity that reminds us a lot of the work of fellow Bostonians, like Charlie Mariano or Dick Johnson. This lively set has the pair playing lead solos in front of a quintet that includes Russ Freeman on piano – and titles include "Zdot", "Oh Baby", "Easy Street", and "Love Is Just Around the Corner". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing – with obi!)

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Gene ChandlerGirl Don't Care ... LP
Brunswick, 1967. Very Good+ ... $49.99
A wonderful wonderful soul album from the great Gene Chandler – quite possibly our favorite work ever from this under-acknowledged Chicago singer! Chandler's way past his "Duke Of Earl" years on this record, and is hitting his stride as one of Chicago's best soul singers of the late 60s – working with a style that's harder than ever before – and a bit more sophisticated, too – with touches of that masculine maturity that Walter Jackson helped to bring to the scene. Carl Davis produced, and backings are by Sonny Sanders and Gerald Sims – providing a great Chicago groove over tunes penned by Curtis Mayfield, Billy Butler, and Otis Leavill – as well as Davis, Sanders, and Sims – all representing the unusual depth in Windy City soul at the time. Tracks include "To Choose", "Nothing Can Stop Me", "You Can't Hurt Me No More", "The Girl Don't Care", "Good Times", "Here Come The Tears", and "Fool For You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label promo!)

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June Christy/Jeri SouthernSomething Broadway, Something Latin/Jeri Southern Meets Cole Porter ... CD
Capitol/DRG, 1959/1965. Used ... $14.99
A couple of excellent vocal sets – June Christy's Something Broadway, Something Latin and Jeri Southern's Meets Cole Porter album from 1959 – back-to-back on CD! Something Broadway, Something Latin finds June taking on a number of Broadway tunes, a soundtrack song or two, and other great tunes of the early-to-mid 60s with some strains of samba and other Latin inspired sounds – with her lovely vocals shining brightly or in a sultry coo, depending on the mood. A fine showcase for one of our favorite female vocalists of the 50s & 60s! Titles include "Do I Hear A Waltz", "He Touched Me", "Love Theme 'The Sandpiper'", the bonus track "One Note Samba" and more. Jeri Southern Meets Cole Porter is a set of lovely, beautiful vocals from Jeri – with good natured, brass flavored arrangements by Billy May – excellently done, with a variety of moods from sweet and playful, to grand and romantic. Great stuff! Titles include "Don't Look At Me That Way", "Get Out Of Town", "Looking At You", "It's Bad For Me" and more, plus the bonus track "Love is The Sweetest Thing". CD
(Out of print.)

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Stelvio CiprianiRhythmical Movement (with bonus download) ... LP
Sugar/Cinedelic (Italy), 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
Rhythmical movement is our favorite kind of movement – especially when it's done right, which it definitely is in the hands of Italian soundtrack maestro Stelvio Cipriani – who turns in some wonderful grooves for this rare sound library set! The album's got a funky vibe that matches some of Cipriani's best film score material from the late 70s from the keyboard-heavy cuts that he used in both love and comedy scores, to some of the more upbeat disco sounds he'd bring out for other films – although the album's pretty darn upbeat overall, and definitely lives up to the movement-heavy promise of the title! Most tracks are instrumental, with nice funky currents and keyboards – and titles include "What Can I Do", "Brasil Connection", "Living & Loving", "Don't Tamper With My Things", "Burglar Proof", "Percussion Gun", and "Chicago USA". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download! Corner of cover has a very slight bump from shipping – but a very minor issue.)

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Alice ColtraneWorld Galaxy (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Impulse, 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $22.99 24.98
One of Alice Coltrane's most ambitious albums of the early years – recorded with a full set of heavenly orchestrations! The core group features Alice on piano, organ, and harp – alongside Frank Lowe on saxes, Reggie Workman on bass, Leroy Jenkins on violin, and Ben Riley on drums. Added to this combo is a much larger set of strings – swirling around in a rich musical backdrop that gives Alice's work a sense of majesty and power we could have never imagined. This is the album that really showed the world that she was far far more than just the wife of the late great one – a true mystical visionary with a sound that demanded to be heard! Side 2 features a recitation by Alice's spiritual mentor, Swami Satchdiananda – and the album features a wonderful version of "My Favorite Things", done with both organ and harp, plus the tracks "Love Supreme", "Galaxy In Turiya", and "Galaxy In Satchidandana". LP, Vinyl record album

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John Coltrane1961 Helsinki Concert ... CD
Gambit (Spain), 1960/1961. Used ... $11.99
A previously unreleased live date from The Great One – recorded in Helsinki in 1961, with some great work by Eric Dolphy on flute and alto sax! The format here is similar to other great Coltrane live dates from early 60s Europe – tunes that start out with a similar groove to their versions on his Impulse and Atlantic albums, but which then really open up wide in the solo department – stretching out with a soaring, spontaneous brilliance that few other players could match. The rest of the group features McCoy Tyner on piano, Reggie Workman on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums – and the sound quality is pretty decent overall. Titles include "Impressions", "My Favorite Things", "Blue Train", and "I Want To Talk About You". CD also features 3 bonus tracks – recorded in Dusseldorf in 1960 with Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums – on titles that include "On Green Dolphin Street", "Walkin", and "The Theme". CD
(Out of print.)

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John ColtraneBallads ... LP
Impulse, 1962. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $24.99
A perennial favorite in the John Coltrane catalog – a beautiful set of standards, handled in a warm laidback style – one that shows that Trane's groundbreaking group with Jimmy Garrison on bass, Elvin Jones on drums, and McCoy Tyner on piano could still express themselves with even more direct soulfulness than usual! The album's completely solid all the way through – and although it won't change your life as much as A Love Supreme, it will show what a fantastically strong player Coltrane was, in any sort of setting! Titles include "I Wish I Knew", "What's New", "Nancy", "You Don't Know What Love Is", and "All Or Nothing At All". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label ABC pressing in a gatefold cover – with light wear.)

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John ColtraneBest Of John Coltrane (Atlantic) ... CD
Atlantic, 1959/1960. Used ... $3.99
What can we say? Trane's work for Atlantic is still some of his best – and the versions of tunes on this album remain as some of the best-remembered tracks in his rich rich bag of songs. Titles include "Giant Steps", "Naima", "Cousin Mary", "Equinox", and the fantastic original 13 minute reading of "My Favorite Things". CD
(Out of print.)

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John ColtraneColtrane (Impulse) ... LP
Impulse, 1962. Good Gatefold ... $29.99
One of John Coltrane's best early albums for Impulse – a warm set of modally grooving tracks, and one that picks up where My Favorite Things left off! The group here features McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums – a really magical rhythm section that pulsates with life throughout, and propels Coltrane with a lot more soaring energy than he was getting on records a few years before! Coltrane plays both tenor and soprano sax – the latter of which is especially great, again in ways that have a My Favorite Things sort of feel – edgey, almost exotic at times, with a snakey sublime quality. The album includes wonderful readings of "The Inch Worm" and "Out Of This World" – plus the tracks "Soul Eyes", "Tunji", and "Miles' Mode". Great stuff – and an essential album for any jazz collection! LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange & black label mono pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has wear, and a name in marker. Vinyl plays with clicks & crackles.)

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✨✧ John ColtraneHeavyweight Champion – Complete Atlantic Recordings (7CD set) ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino, Early 60s. Used 7 CDs & Book ... Just Sold Out!
An amazing set of work by John Coltrane – some of his best recordings ever, tracks that form a pivotal point between his later 50s work with Miles Davis and his mid 60s spiritual searching years. The set's unbelievably exhaustive – and includes every track that was ever issued by Coltrane on an Atlantic album, plus some great alternate takes, plus a 72 page hardbound book of photos and writings, plus a whole CD of rare material that was never issued before! (The folks at Atlantic say that they would have loved to make an even bigger set – but after a fire in their warehouse in the 70s, this one CD of tapes is all that ever remained!) The whole package is incredibly well put together – in a small discrete box with some great fold-out CD cases, and a wonderful mechanism for storage that's as great as the music in the set. Titles include "Syeeda's Song Flute", "Ole", "My Favorite Things", "Cousin Mary", "Giant Steps", "Mr Day", "Blues To Elvin", "Satellite", "Liberia", "Dahomey Dance", and sooooo much more! CD
(Outer box has some light edgewear.)

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John ColtraneJohn Coltrane Quartet Plays ... CD
Impulse, 1965. Used ... $4.99
Modal Coltrane at its finest – a record that almost returns the great one to the territory explored at the end of his years at Atlantic Records, but which still incorporates all of the new ideas learned afterwards! The album's actually one of the straightest that John Coltrane cut after 1964 – and it features 4 long, beautiful tracks that soar with rhythms from McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison, and Elvin Jones – topped with searing, searching work on tenor and soprano sax from Coltrane! Titles include one of the greatest readings of "Chim Chim Cheree" we've ever heard – a version that remakes the tune almost as a part 2 of "My Favorite Things" – and other titles include "Song of Praise", the classic "Nature Boy" and "Brazilia". The CD features two bonus versions of "Nature Boy", one of them live, and the bonus track "Feelin' Good"! Great stuff, and an album that ranks up there with the best of his work! CD
(Out of print MCA/Impulse pressing.)

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Sonny CrissPortrait Of Sonny Criss ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1967. Used ... $4.99
The great altoist Sonny Criss is one of our favorite-ever reed players, and this beautiful session from his late 60's "comeback" period is a loving portrait of the wide range of his deep deep talents! On the surface, the record is deceptively simple, and only features Criss' work on alto sax, alongside with a piano trio led by Walter Davis. On hearing, though, the album is a rich tapestry of many soulful colors, all wrought by Sonny in a tone that had travelled the world – and which had been beaten down by years of struggle. All tracks are great, and titles include "On A Clear Day", "Blues In The Closet", "Wee", and "A Million Or More Times". CD

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Martinho Da VilaRosa Do Povo ... LP
RCA (Brazil), 1976. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $23.99
What a voice on this guy! Without a doubt, Martinho Da Vila is one of our favorite 70s samba singers – and he sounds wonderful on this obscure mid 70s set! The arrangements are tight and percussive – not as smooth as you'd expect from the date – and Da Vila's vocals are rootsy enough to match the soul of the percussion on the set with ease. Titles include "Joao E Jose", "Claustrofobia", "Choro Chorao", "Quem Me Dera", "Coisa Louca", "Historia Da Liberdade No Brasil", and "Ai Que Saudade Que Eu Tenho". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, in great shape – with lyric insert!)

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Jon DavisHappy Juice ... CD
Posi tone, 2017. New Copy ... $6.99 15.99
Top shelf jazz trio from pianist Jon Davis – an artist who might look pretty laidback, sipping wine on the cover – but who serves up some great original material as well as key takes on some classics! Working with bassist Boris Kozlov and drummer Mark Ferber on this one, Davis earnestly sets out to pay homage to the 60s modern piano jazz genius of his five favorite players – and also manages to really show some of his own best work – a really impressive feat! The originals shine brightly – including "Happy Juice", "Slant Six", "As We Know", "Bred On Read" and "Mostly Minor" – and fit in seamlessly with the nods to classics by Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, McCoy Tyner and Keith Jarrett – including "The Two Lonely People", "Tones For Joans Bones", "Speak Like A Child", "Search For People" and "Rainbow". Wonderful stuff! CD

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✨✧ Miles DavisAscenseur Pour L'Echafaud (2CD deluxe edition) ... CD
Fontana/Universal, 1958. New Copy 2CD ... $27.99 29.98
One of our favorite-ever Miles Davis albums – and a groundbreaking soundtrack that forever changed the way that jazz music was used in film! According to legend, the sounds here were recorded by Miles on a hot Paris night – late in the studio, after a live performance – in a very intimate setting that had he and the combo creating these little poetic passages along with the action in the film! In addition to sublime and moody muted trumpet from Miles – the small group also features tremendous tenor work from the great Barney Wilen – a French modernist who's at the height of his powers – and beautiful bass from Pierre Michelot, whose rich tones really frame the whole proceedings. The rest of the group features bop pianist Rene Urtreger and American drummer Kenny Clarke – but the real charm comes from the interplay between Wilen, Davis, and Michelo. Titles include "Florence Sur Les Champs-Elysees", "L'Assassinat De Carla", "Diner Au Motel", "Evasion De Julien", "Nuit Sur Les Champs-Elysees", "Le Petit Bal", "Au Bar Du Petit Bac" and "Sur L'Autoroute". This amazing 2CD version features one never-issued track – "L'Interrogatoire De Julien" – plus 16 more tracks from the sessions for the recordings, and a 60 page booklet of notes! CD
Also available Ascenseur Pour L'Echafaud (3 x 10 inch LP deluxe edition) ... LP 43.99

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✨✧ Miles DavisAscenseur Pour L'Echafaud (3 x 10 inch LP deluxe edition) ... LP
Fontana/Universal, 1958. New Copy 3 x 10 inch LP ... $43.99 49.99
One of our favorite-ever Miles Davis albums – and a groundbreaking soundtrack that forever changed the way that jazz music was used in film! According to legend, the sounds here were recorded by Miles on a hot Paris night – late in the studio, after a live performance – in a very intimate setting that had he and the combo creating these little poetic passages along with the action in the film! In addition to sublime and moody muted trumpet from Miles – the small group also features tremendous tenor work from the great Barney Wilen – a French modernist who's at the height of his powers – and beautiful bass from Pierre Michelot, whose rich tones really frame the whole proceedings. The rest of the group features bop pianist Rene Urtreger and American drummer Kenny Clarke – but the real charm comes from the interplay between Wilen, Davis, and Michelo. Titles include "Florence Sur Les Champs-Elysees", "L'Assassinat De Carla", "Diner Au Motel", "Evasion De Julien", "Nuit Sur Les Champs-Elysees", "Le Petit Bal", "Au Bar Du Petit Bac" and "Sur L'Autoroute". This amazing 3LP version features one never-issued track – "L'Interrogatoire De Julien" – plus 16 more tracks from the sessions for the recordings, and a booklet of notes! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Ascenseur Pour L'Echafaud (2CD deluxe edition) ... CD 27.99

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Miles DavisCinema Of Miles Davis ... CD
El (UK), Late 50s/1960s. New Copy ... $11.99
A compelling exploration into the use of the music of Miles Davis in film – one that begins with a famous French soundtrack from the new wave generation, then moves onto vintage Miles tunes that were used in other movies over the years! The core of the record features Davis' score to the 1957 film Ascenseur Pour L'Echafaud – one of our favorite-ever Miles Davis albums – and a stunning soundtrack that began a rich legacy of jazz scores in France! Miles recorded this material during late-night post-gig sessions with a great group that includes French players Barney Wilen, Rene Urtreger, and Pierre Michelot, plus American ex-patriot Kenny Clarke. Wilen's playing is fantastic, and it's great to hear him and Miles together on the score's spooky meandering passages. Alongside that body of work, the CD also features Davis songs that were used in a variety of films from the 70s onward – tracks that weren't written for the films, but which had strong use in movies that include Lenny, Kerouac, Tacones Lejanos, Ginger & Rosa, Talented Mr Ripley, and La Flor De Mi Secreto. These titles include "Saeta", "Blue Haze", "Tempus Fugit", "Well You Needn't", "It Never Entered My Mind", "Nature Boy", "Solea", and "Blue In Green". Also features a selection each by Lenny Bruce and Jack Kerouac! CD

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✨✧ Miles DavisESP ... LP
Columbia, 1965. Near Mint- ... $29.99
An album of dark and subtle beauty – and still one of our favorite Miles Davis albums of all time! The set's not as earth-shattering as some of Davis' other work of the 60s, but that's why we like it so much – because the emerging genius of the group with Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, and Tony Williams is held in a really special place here – one that ruminates quietly on space and soul, while Davis majestically directs tones and colors that he'd never gotten in a small group format before! Titles include the amazing "Iris", one of Miles' most haunting themes – plus "Little One", "RJ", "ESP", "Mood", and "Agitation". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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Miles DavisJazz Track ... LP
Columbia, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $19.99
Although not actually a proper album – this is still one of the greatest Miles Davis albums of all time! Side one features 10 tracks from Miles' amazing soundtrack to the film Ascenseur Pour L'Echafaud – with excellent work by French players Barney Wilen, Rene Urtreger, and Pierre Michelot, on haunting moody tracks like "Generique", "Lassassinat De Carala", "Au Bar Du Petit Bac", and "Dinner Au Motel". Great stuff – and with a wonderful sound that's like no other Miles album! Side 2 is equally great – as it features 3 classic sextet tunes – "On Green Dolphin Street", "Put Your Little Foot Right Out", and "Stella By Starlight" –peformed with Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley, and Bill Evans in that amazing Kind Of Blue mode of perfection. Truly one of our favorite albums of all time! LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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Stanton Davis' Ghetto MysticismBrighter Days ... CD
Outrageous/Cultures Of Soul, 1977. New Copy ... $9.99
Sublime sounds from the legendary Stanton Davis – a rare 70s gem that's been a favorite of groovehounds for years! The set's got a really unique feel – part spiritual jazz, part soaring club – a blend that's similar to the sound you'd get on James Mason's legendary album too – a unique hybrid of American undergrounds that comes off beautifully throughout! Production is perfect – a Mizell-like blend of acoustic and electric jazz elements, layered with a bit of vocals – and Davis plays soulful trumpet lines, in a group that has some especially nice keyboards! Titles include "Space A Nova (parts 1 & 2)", "Play Sleep", "Brighter Days/Brighter Daze", "Nida", "High Jazz", and "Things Cannot Stop Forever". CD

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✨✧ Tyrone DavisIn The Mood (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Big Break (UK), 1979. Used ... $16.99
Our favorite album ever from Tyrone Davis – even if it's completely different than most of his other work too! The set's got a wonderfully smooth feel right from the start – a mellow-grooving, slow-stepping approach that works perfectly for Tyrone's wonderful vocals – pushing them out of their bluesy roots, into a more sophisticated modern soul style that's mighty nice! The change is a key illustration of the way that Chicago soul was really growing in the 70s – moving into some of the richer territories that you'd find in work from Philly, too – and Davis' growth on a record like this is a real testament to his maturity as a singer. James Mack handled the arrangements – and titles include the sublime "In The Mood" – plus "You Know What To Do", "Keep On Dancin", "All The Love I Need", "I Don't Think You Heard Me", "Ain't Nothing I Can Do", and "I Can't Wait". CD features 2 bonus tracks – single mixes of "In The Mood" and "Ain't Nothing I Can Do". CD
(Out of print.)

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Francois De RoubaixL'Essential Francois De Roubaix ... CD
Universal (France), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $18.99
Some of the coolest soundtrack music you'll ever hope to hear – all played by a cat who could equally handle the sitar, guitar, Fender Rhodes, and electronics pictured on the cover! Francois De Roubaix is easily one of our favorite soundtrack composers ever – a French talent at the end of the 60s who never got the same international exposure as some of his countrymen, but who had an ear for odd instrumentation and funky undercurrents that rivals that of Serge Gainsbourg, Michel Colombier, or Jean-Claude Vannier – although we might even be tempted to say that Francois is even more way-out than any of them! This collection really lives up to its "essential" promise – and mixes together weird electronic numbers, bass-heavy funk tracks, jazzy groovers, and lots more – all with arrangements and production that are totally fresh, and which should turn you into the same sort of De Roubaix fanatic that we've been for years. Titles include "Le Samourai", "L'Homme Orchestre", "La Vie A Bord", "Les Caids", "Bataille Navale", "Clara 1939", "Journal De Bord", "Le Rapace", "La Scoumoune", "Dernier Domicile Connu", "Tom/Les Prisonniers", "Adieu L'Ami", and "Far From Dallas". CD

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Michael DeaseReaching Out ... CD
Posi tone, 2018. New Copy ... $11.99 16.99
Michael Dease is fast becoming one of our favorite trombonists in recent years – and he's a player with both an amazing ability to evoke so many traditions on his instrument, while also leaving his own special mark as well! Here, Dease takes off in very comfortable company – a combo that features some great Posi-Tone labelmates – including Ralph Bowen on tenor, Walt Weiskopf on alto and tenor, Behn Gillece on vibes, and Luther Allison on piano – all players who work together seamlessly in the ensemble, to realize the richer vision of Michael's increasing skills as an arranger! The lead trombone solos are still quite strong, but they're also part of the larger puzzle in a great way too – a bit like some of the music we love from Conrad Herwig – and rhythm in the group is provided by Peter Brendler on bass and Zach Aldeman on drums. Titles include "Water Runs Dry", "Something In Common", "Morning Shade", "Double Luminosity", "Blackfoot", "The Chameleon Eye", and "The Takeover". CD

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DellsLike It Is – Like It Was ... LP
Cadet, 1970. Very Good+ ... $7.99
An incredible combination of the two sides of The Dells – a set that has them presenting older tracks and newer material – all with sublime arrangements from the fantastic Charles Stepney, who'd really been transforming their sound from the There Is album onward! Stepney brings in a wonderful blend of funk and strings – similar to the modes he was using with Ramsey Lewis and Rotary Connection – and The Dells respond wonderfully by really setting their vocals free – soaring to the skies with the kind of tremendous harmonies that have always made them one of our favorite soul groups of all time – and also mighty proud that we came up in the same Windy City scene as them! Even the older material sounds very hip in this context – and titles include "Nadine", "Darling Dear", "Come Out Come Out", "Off Shore", "Open Up My Heart", "Oh, What A Day", "Long Lonely Nights", and "I'm Not Afraid Of Tomorrow". LP, Vinyl record album

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Walt DickersonRelativity ... CD
New Jazz/OJC, 1962. Used ... $22.99
Pure genius from one of our favorite players ever – and proof that some of the freshest modern jazz of the 60s was being recorded on vibes! Dickerson's tone, timing, and sense of composition alone are enough to make the set a great one – but he's also working here with a really great quartet – one that includes Ahmed Abdul-Malik on bass, Andrew Cyrille on drums, and the excellent Austin Crowe on piano – a player with a really edgey tone, and one who we only know from Dickerson's early recordings. Tracks are freely arranged, but never too far out – and titles include "Sugar Lump", "The Unknown", "Steppin Out", and "Relativity". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Ernie K DoeHere Comes The Girls – A History 1960 to 1970 ... CD
Snapper (UK), 1960s/1975. Used 2CD ... $22.99
The best collection we've ever seen on Ernie K Doe – a really massive set that not only features all the tracks from his early years on the New Orleans soul scene, but also includes his great comeback album from 1970 too – plus some killer cuts from the mid 70s as well! Allen Toussaint produced all the recordings – which makes for not only a really unified feel throughout, but also a nicely evolutionary one too – as the rough, gritty grooves of New Orleans are taken to hipper, more sophisticated territory as time moves on – those really complicated funky rhythms that have always made the title track a standout favorite from Ernie! The package features a hardcover book-style design, with notes, photos, and label scans in the middle – and cuts include "Come On Home", "Popeye Joe", "Here Come The Girls", "Stoop Down", "You Got To Love Me", "So Good", "Back Street Lover", "Talkin Bout This Woman", "A Long Way Back Home", "Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye", "So Good", "The Fight", "Rub Dub Dub", "Hey Hey Hey", "There's A Will There's A Way", "Wanted $10,000 Reward", "Mother In Law", "A Certain Girl", "Reaping What I Sow", and "Penny Worth Of Happiness". CD
(Out of print.)

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Lou DonaldsonBlue Breakbeats ... CD
Blue Note, Late 60s. Used ... $8.99
Nice funky tracks from Lou's Blue Note recordings – featuring 5 long cuts from the late 60's Idris Muhammad years, and one from the earlier Ben Dixon years – all nice and funky, with that great heavy drum sound that's made Lou a favorite with the breakbeat crowd over the years! Includes the oft-sampled "Pot Belly", plus the tracks "Turtle Walk", "Minor Bash", "Brother Soul", and "One Cylinder". CD
(Out of print.)

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Kenny DorhamRound About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia Vol 2 (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1956. Used ... $14.99
One of our favorite albums by Kenny Dorham – and a really different session than his usual studio work! The album captures Kenny in a relaxed live setting, with a bit more dirt on his horn than usual, and some great gutsy players in the group, like Bobby Timmons, Sam Jones, and JR Monterose. This second volume to the set is a Japanese-only pressing – with titles that appeared later on CD, but weren't on the original album. Tracks include "Who Cares", "The Prophet", "Royal Roost", "KD's Blues", and "My Heart Stood Still". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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✨✧ Charles EarlandCharles III ... LP
Prestige, 1973. Very Good ... $6.99
Charles Earland – really stretching things out, and sounding great in the process! The album's an important one, as it shows that Earland wasn't just a funky Hammond player leading a small group – but a visionary player who could put together a session with a larger, cosmic concept. The album features an expanded horn section on most cuts, save for the smaller group "Speedball", which features excellent blowing by Lee Morgan and Billy Harper. Other players are all funky favorites from the Prestige years, and even the familiar numbers take on a whole new sound in this setting! Titles include "Charles III", "Girl You Need A Change Of Mind", "Auburn Delight", and "My Favorite Things". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some splitting in the bottom seam.)

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Igor EcaEm Casa Com Luiz Eca ... CD
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2017. New Copy ... $6.99
Igor Eca pays tribute to his father – Luiz Eca, one of our favorite Brazilian arrangers of all time! Most folks know Luiz as the pianist and guiding force behind the Tamba Trio – but he's also got a legacy of songwriting, instrumentation, and musical creation that go beyond his recordings with that group – beautifully revived here by the younger Eca on bass, with help from an all-star lineup that includes Toninho Horta on guitar and vocals, Mauro Senise on flute and soprano sax, Itamar Assiere on piano, and Edu Lobo on vocals! Most titles are remakes of key compositions by Luiz Eca – and the style of the album is wonderful – like some of Eca's best work in the post-Tamba years. Titles include "Dolphin", "Imagem", "Alegria De Viver", "Tamba", "Buzios", "Mestre Bimba", and "Reencontro". CD

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Kahil El' ZabarAlika Rising – Kahil El' Zabar's Ritual Trio At Leverkusener Jazztage ... CD
Sound Aspects/Katalyst, 1989. New Copy ... $9.99 12.99
A really wonderful recording from percussionist Kahil El'Zabar and his Ritual Trio – a set that features our favorite incarnation of the group – with the mighty Malachi Favors on bass, and Ari Brown on both soprano sax and piano! Tracks are all nice and long, and build in that beautifully spiritual style that made Kahil one of the real standouts on the Chicago scene in the period – one of the few cats who didn't just go avant for freedom's sake, and instead worked in this open, flowing, soulful style that nobody else was touching at the time! The title cut's a great illustration of this approach – a really beautiful 16 minute cut that draws gentle modal energy from interplay between bass and kalimba, then lets Brown really stretch out over the top – and the other tracks follow strongly, with a wonderfully organic approach. Titles include "Alika Rising", "Why Not", and "Where Do You Want To Go". CD

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Electric Light OrchestraDiscovery ... LP
Jet/CBS, 1979. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $5.99
Includes the excellent "Diary Of Horace Wimp" – one of our favorite ELO songs ever! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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Kurt EllingGate ... CD
Concord, 2011. Used ... $4.99
Brilliant stuff from the great Kurt Elling – one of our favorite modern vocalists, pretty much from the first note we heard out of him – here covering popular tunes from the worlds of jazz, rock and soul on one of the best albums producer Don Was has worked on in years! Everything just gels wonderfully here for us – with timelessly laidback jazzy instrumentation and purely sublime vocals from Kurt. A win for for Elling, Was and the songwriters and artists they cover – who include Joe Jackson, Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder, King Crimson and more. Includes "Matte Kudasai", "Steppin' Out", "Norwegian Wood", "Nighttown Lady Bright", "Golden Lady", "Samurai Cowboy", "Blue In Green" and more. CD

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Embalo REmbalo R Vol 2 ... CD
Som Maior/Discobertas (Brazil), 1968. New Copy ... $16.99
The second album from this cool little rock combo from late 60s years – a group from the pre-Tropicalia era, when Brazilian groups were still picking up direct influences from the Anglo scene! In fact, there's a quality to the record that reminds us of some of our favorite garagey psych – especially the echoey production and fuzzy guitars – but there's also different touches in the production, and harmony vocals from the group – which change things up nicely, as does the Portuguese lyrics of the tunes! A few tunes use horns to create a brighter sound, while others hit some nicely dark modes – and titles include "Adoro Voce", "Chore Meu Bem", "Sonho De Paz", "O Amore Esta Chegando", "Marilu", "El Sombrero", "Cherie", and "Era Tudo Que Eu Queria". CD

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Bill EvansSymbiosis ... CD
MPS (Germany), 1974. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
Fantastic stuff – and one of our favorite lost sessions from the 70s! The album's a completely unique work by pianist Bill Evans album – one that features him playing both electric and acoustic piano over stunning arrangements by Claus Ogerman! The sound is indescribably beautiful, with a range of moments that span a number of styles – all of them dark and moody. Evans' playing is at that complex late stage, and Ogerman's orchestrations are completely sympathetic, never intrusive, and offer a brilliant showcase for haunting lines of dark, introspective genius from Evans. In a way, we'd compare this one to some of the more baroque CTI sessions – or to later work in recent generations by artists like Chris Bowden! The album features 2 different movements of the larger "Symbiosis" suite – divided up into a total of 5 long tracks in all! CD
 
 
 



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