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✨✧ Hal AlomaTakes Your Favorite Tunes On A Trip To Hawaii ... LP
Dot, 1960s. Very Good ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ John ColtraneMy Favorite Things (SACD) ... CD
Atlantic/ORG, 1961. Used ... $24.99
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
(Hybrid Super Audio CD.)

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FatnicePeace Love Unity & Havin Fun (Lil' Dave Fun Size mix, Windy City mix)/My Favorite Things (Buscates Vibrate mix) ... 7-inch
Record Breakin, 2014. Sealed (pic cover)... $1.99
Not a cover of the Afrika Bambaataa classic of the same name – although the cut does borrow the chorus for its own – and instead some mighty fresh work from Fatnice, set to some crackling cosmic beats! Our favorite is the stripped-down "windy city mix", which has a brasness the Lil Dave mix is missing – and the flipside features Fatnice's own take on the concept of "Favorite Things" – served up with this true school vibe that should make him huge, if the world has any sense of justice! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Intruders(Who's Your) Favorite Candidate/Me Tarzan You Jane ... 7-inch
Gamble, Late 60s. Very Good ... $5.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Fumio KarashimaMy Favorite Things ... CD
Pit Inn (Japan), 2017. New Copy ... $22.99
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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Charles MingusTown Hall Concert – My Favorite Quintet ... LP
Jazz Workshop/Fantasy, 1964. Very Good+ ... $24.99
Great live work by Mingus – recorded around the same vintage as his Town Hall Concert, or as some of his sublime European recordings from the 1964 tour. The group is late and hip – with Charles McPherson as the "saxophonist of tomorrow", plus Jaki Byard on piano, Lonnie Hillyer on trumpet, and Dannie Richmond on drums. Includes a 20 minute reading of the track "So Long Eric", and a great medley that intertwines older standards with Mingus' "Old Portrait". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Fantasy pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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O'JaysMy Favorite Person ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1982. Very Good- ... $1.99
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
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has moderate wear.)

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Oscar PetersonExclusively For My Friends Vol 4 – My Favorite Instrument ... CD
MPS, 1968. Used ... $5.99
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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SaigonFavorite Thingz (clean, dirty, inst)/Come Again (clean, dirty, inst, acapella) ... 12-inch
Abandoned Nation, 1989. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Sergio MendesSergio Mendes' Favorite Things ... LP
Atlantic, 1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A sweet little pairing of the keyboards of Sergio Mendes and the early arranging styles of Dave Grusin – and a set that's quite different than some of Sergio's vocal albums with Brasil 66! The style here is all instrumental – and Mendes plays both piano and electric piano, plus a bit of harpsichord too – working with a hip LA group that features Grusin on organ, Tom Scott on flute and soprano sax, and John Pisano on guitar – plus a bit of Brazilian percussion from Joao Donato and Moacir Santos! The result is a heavenly 60s groove – some slight larger backings, plus great work from the jazzy group at the core – and titles include a stunning version of "Ponteio" – plus other Brazilian groovers like "A Banda", "Veleiro", and "Tempo Feliz". There's also a few tracks of US material like "I Say a Little Prayer" and "Comin' Home Baby", done with a nice bossa groove! LP, Vinyl record album
(Green & blue label pressing.)

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✨✧ Tchaikovsky/Grieg/Schumann/Rachmaninoff/MendelssohFavorite Piano Concertos – John Ogdon/Brenda Lucas/Barbirolli/Pritchard/Philharmonia Orchestra/Berglund/New Philharmonia Orchestra/Ceccato/ ... LP
EMI/HMV (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. Used 4LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Black & white postage stamp label stereo pressing. Includes original booklet and box – both in great shape!)

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✨✧ VariousGus Gossert's 25 Favorite New York City Doo Wops ... CD
Relic, 1950s/Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes tracks by The Velours, Five Satins, Jive Five, The Timetones, The Nutmegs, The Camelots, The Harptones, and The Five Discs. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousPittsburgh's Favorite Oldies – At The Hop 2 ... CD
Itzy, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes tracks by Rusty Isabel, Hank Blackman, Pookie Hudson, Patrice Holloway, The Martinels, Ronnie Cook, and The Royal Jesters. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Eric AlexanderMy Favorite Things (CDr on demand pressing) ... CD
Venus, 2007. Used ... Out Of Stock
A fitting title for this one – because Eric Alexander is one of our favorite things in jazz – and albums like this are the reason why! Alexander's tenor is in very sharp-edged formation here – working with a familiar quartet of David Hazeltine on piano, John Webber on bass, and Joe Farnsworth on drums – and hitting an open, expressive solo mode on every number! The more upbeat tunes are filled with the quick-thinking, freely-creative work that links Eric's tenor to that of Sonny Rollins in his best years – and the mellower tracks almost show some of the soulfulness of Stanley Turrentine or Hank Mobley. But after dozens of recordings, Alexander hardly needs to be compared to anyone else – as he clearly stands on his own as one of the few living giants in jazz. Titles include "Triste", "Sugar", "Lover Man", "Lazy Bird", "My Favorite Things", and "Stella By Starlight". CD
(On demand CDr pressing.)

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✨✧ Damu The FudgemunkDamu The Fudgemunk's 20 Favorite Sample Flips ... LP
Redefinition, 2017. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One-take, all vinyl, favorite funky sample flips by Damu The Fudgemunk for Ego Trip! Essentially a private press mix companion piece to an Ego Trip feature with Damu in which he discussed favorite sample craft – none of which is essential info for enjoyment, as it stands plenty strong on its own, mixing well known and lesser known sample-heavy hip hop and funk – and runs nearly an hour in length. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Hank Thompson & The Brazos Valley BoysFavorite Waltzes By Hank Thompson ... LP
Capitol, Late 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Not your grandfather's waltzes – but instead some sweet postwar country steppers, served up by one of the best groups in the business! Titles include "Signed Sealed & Delivered", "Gold & Silver Waltz", "In The Valley Of The Moon", "Warm Red Wine", and "What Will I Do On Monday". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing, nice and clean.)
 
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ArianArian ... LP
Favorite (France), Early 80s. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $25.99
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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Mr PresidentNumber One ... LP
Favorite (France), 2011. New Copy ... $22.99
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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VariousFrench Disco Boogie Sounds Vol 3 – 1977 to 1987 – Selected By Charles Maurice ... CD
Favorite (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... About February 5, 2018 (delayed)
... CD

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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 ... About February 5, 2018 (delayed)
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Marco BardosciaDreamer ... CD
My Favorite Records (Italy), 2011. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Junior ByronSunshine ... LP
Favorite (France), 1981. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... Temporarily 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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✨✧ 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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✨✧ VariousFrench Disco Boogie Sounds – 1975 to 1984 – Selected By Charles Maurice ... LP
Favorite (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily 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 2 – 1978 to 1985 – Selected By Charles Maurice ... LP
Favorite (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ VariousAOR Global Sounds Vol 3 – 1976 to 1985 ... CD
Favorite (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great look at the farther reaches of AOR during the glory days of the genre – not the oft-played hits that still seem to clutter the radio airwaves all these many decades later – but instead a big batch of underground tracks that serve up all the best modes of the style, but in a really fresh way! These aren't just the smooth sounds from New York and Los Angeles studios in the late 70s – but instead they're tracks from around the planet – often done at a level that has a more deeply soulful vibe than more commercial music – and which crosses over nicely to collectors of rare boogie cuts from the early 80s, or fans of late 70s modern soul! Most tracks have English language lyrics – despite their global sources – and titles include "Girl" by Stratus, "Mais Uma Chance" by Willy Santana, "It's About Time" by Funky Team, "More Than A Minute" by Billy Always, "It's Always Something With You" by Jeff Silna, "Dirt In The Sky" by 7 Days Unlimited, "Keeps Me Hanging On" by Stacey, "Light Unto The World" by Archie James Cavanaugh, "The Heckler" by Jon Konteau, "Heart To Heart" by Out Of The Fog, "Harbor Place" by Steve Turner, and "Don't Let The Devil" by George Nasif. CD

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✨✧ Calvin B RhoneI Believe/Lord!/We've Come To Praise Him ... 12-inch
Favorite (France), 1983. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... Out Of Stock
A beautiful mix of secular and spiritual, gospel and club – in a mode that's very much like the classic work of the Clark Sisters at the start of the 80s! Calvin B Rhone is maybe even hipper, though – as this single has a very tight small group approach – sharp keyboards over a bad-stepping groove on "I Believe" – a warmer, soaring vibe on "Lord" – and a snappy, catchy lyric on "We've Come To Praise Him"! There's a current of jazz on all the cuts – almost as if Donny Hathaway had made it to the early 80s, and opened up his groove. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Al SunnyTime To Decide ... LP
Favorite (France), 2017. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Guest what? They DO make 'em like they used to – at least in terms of 70s AOR – which seems to be having a wonderful comeback in the hands of singers like Al Sunny! The record's contemporary, but could have easily been crafted in the LA studios of the mid 70s – as Al's got a wonderful ear for easygoing grooves, top-shelf instrumentation, and just the right sort of production polish to put the whole thing together without ever making things sound too slick! The great Florian Pellissier is on board to help out on all the tracks – playing some excellent Fender Rhodes, clavinet, and other keyboards – and showing us yet another side of his surprisingly wide talents. Titles include a great remake of the Ned Doheny track "Get It Up For Love" – plus "Open Up Your Eyes", "Supervision", "Time To Decide", "Beautiful Lady", and "Since I've Been Loving You". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Voilaaa (Patchworks)Des Promesses ... LP
Favorite (France), 2017. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Fantastic sounds from Bruno "Patchworks" Hovart – served up here in his Voilaaa project, which might well be our favorite of all his many musical enterprises! The groove brings together funky club with some slight touches of 70s Afro Funk – maybe not as much as you'd guess from the image on the cover, but definitely an ear for Nigerian grooves in the way that Bruno uses horns over the top of most tracks – and creates these fast-stepping rhythms that have some nicely complex percussion patterns! The whole thing almost feels like the best of those post-colonial projects that were recorded in Paris in the late 70s – especially given the French lyrics on the vocal cuts – and titles include "People", "Mambo Football", "Mbele", "Problems", "Our La Vie", "African Music", "Decalement", and "La France". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousAOR Global Sounds Vol 3 – 1976 to 1985 ... LP
Favorite (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A great look at the farther reaches of AOR during the glory days of the genre – not the oft-played hits that still seem to clutter the radio airwaves all these many decades later – but instead a big batch of underground tracks that serve up all the best modes of the style, but in a really fresh way! These aren't just the smooth sounds from New York and Los Angeles studios in the late 70s – but instead they're tracks from around the planet – often done at a level that has a more deeply soulful vibe than more commercial music – and which crosses over nicely to collectors of rare boogie cuts from the early 80s, or fans of late 70s modern soul! Most tracks have English language lyrics – despite their global sources – and titles include "Girl" by Stratus, "Mais Uma Chance" by Willy Santana, "It's About Time" by Funky Team, "More Than A Minute" by Billy Always, "It's Always Something With You" by Jeff Silna, "Dirt In The Sky" by 7 Days Unlimited, "Keeps Me Hanging On" by Stacey, "Light Unto The World" by Archie James Cavanaugh, "The Heckler" by Jon Konteau, "Heart To Heart" by Out Of The Fog, "Harbor Place" by Steve Turner, and "Don't Let The Devil" by George Nasif. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Joao SelvaNatureza ... LP
Favorite (France), 2017. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic album of Brazilian funk, and one that's got a great contemporary twist, too – given that the whole thing is a collaboration between singer Joao Selva and Bruno "Patchworks" Hovart! Patchworks handles most of the instrumentation here – apart from some percussion from Selva – and the groove is right in the very best samba soul modes of the early 70s – that slinky, funky territory that you'd find on the best records by Jorge Ben and some of the many artists he influenced – presented here in a perfect style that feels far more vintage than you'd expect, and which has none of the clubbier touches of other Patchworks projects! Selva's a great singer too – with a raspy charm that's beautiful – and which, again, is very much in the spirit of the sound he's going for. Titles include "Pessoas", "Se Foi", "Maria", "Perto De Ti", "Babado Forte", and "Natureza". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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✨✧ VariousMetti Una Bossa A Cena Vol 2 ... LP
Schema (Italy), 1960s/1970s. Used 2LP ... Out Of Stock
Sublime bossa groovers from Italy! The first volume of this series was one of our favorite compilations that year it was released – and this second volume is equally as great! Schema groover Gerardo Frisina serves up a hand-picked batch of 16 tunes, mostly classic numbers from the late 60s and early 70s, pulled from the ranks of Italian soundtrack, jazz, and easy listening albums – all with a flair for making the bossa even groovier than it already is! Electric keyboards abound – and the rhythms run from dreamy to driving to slightly funky, always at the right pace for the material, and always making the set dance with delight! Titles include "Incontro All'Aereoporto" by Piero Piccioni, "Allora, Il Treno" by Bruno Nicolai & Edda Dell'Orso, "Avances" by Gerardo Frisina, "Wind" by Red Redford Sound System One, "Bossalonga" by Mustang, "Unreality Landscape" by Angel Pocho Gatti, "Susan Theme" by Daniele Patucchi, "Per Lei" by Stefano Torossi, and "Colpa Tua" by Giancarlo Gazzani. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousMod Jazz ... CD
Kent (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of our favorite compilations of all time – a smoking batch of soulful jazz from the 60s, with a slight bit of funk and blues thrown in as well! The set's exactly what's promised in the title – jazz cuts, but with an ultra-cool mod vibe – the kind of soulful sounds that played big with the younger London crowd digging American music in the mid 60s – and also the kind of music you'd be likely to find blasting out of a backroom jukebox on the west side of Chicago! There's loads of rare single mixes of LP tracks on the set, and a number of smoking 45s from artists you might know better from more mainstream work – really hitting hard here, alongside a few special numbers from the indie underground too. Tracks are cool enough for old school hipsters – but appealing enough to bring in a new listener too – and as proof of that, we've given this one away for many years as a Christmas present. The collection features 25 tracks in all – non-stop pleasure throughout – with titles that include "Soul Shoutin" by Shirley Scott, "Tengo Tango" by Cannonball Adderley Sextet, "Whip It On Me" by Billy Hawks, "Yeh Yeh" by Mongo Santamaria, "Black Talk" by Charles Earland, "I'm Ready" by Otis Spann, "Mama Rufus" by Merced Blue Notes, "Theme From NYPD" by Johnny Hammond, "Step Out & Get It" by The Nomos, "Why Don't You Do Right" by Mark Murphy, "Collard Greens" by Freddie McCoy, "Theme From The Carpetbaggers" by Jack McDuff, "Filthy McNasty" by Eddie Jefferson, "Evil Ways" by Cal Tjader, "Kenny's Theme" by Kenny Burrell, and "Games" by Ivan Boogaloo Joe Jones. CD

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Aksak MaboulUn Peu De L'Ame Des Bandits ... LP
Crammed (Belgium), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... On February 16, 2018 (delayed)
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", "Inoculating Rabies", "Cinema", and "Bosses De Crosses". LP, Vinyl record album

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Monty Alexander & Ernest RanglinJust Friends ... LP
MPS, 1981. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Mellow guitar/piano duets between Monty Alexander and his favorite bandmate, the Jamaican guitarist Ernest Ranglin. The tracks are relatively short, with mostly standards, done in a warm intimate way. Titles include "Con Alma", "Taboo", "Cruxian Dance", and "Lullaby Of The Leaves". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing on PA/USA.)

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Lorez AlexandriaLorez Sings Pres – A Tribute To Lester Young ... CD
King, Late 50s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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". CD
(Out of print.)

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Lorez AlexandriaMore Of The Great Lorez Alexandria ... LP
Impulse, 1964. Very Good Gatefold ... $9.99
A beautiful album by one of our favorite jazz singers! Lorez Alexandria is in a perfect setting here – singing with subtly sophisticated backings that really let her take charge, and direct the songs tightly with her incredibly soulful vocals! Instrumentation is mostly in a small combo mode – with the Wynton Kelly trio at the core, augmented by a bit of guitar from Ray Crawford, and some alto sax from Paul Horn – and although the album's got an easygoing feel, it also keenly shows the tightness that's always made Lorez so great! Styles are a blend of soul and jazz, plus just a hint of bossa, heard beautifully on the album's rendition of "O Barquinho". Other tracks include "This Could Be The Start Of Something Big", "Dancing On The Ceiling", "Once", "Angel Eyes", "No More", and "That Far Away Look". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Ann-MargretAnn Margret – The Definitive Collection ... CD
RCA/Real Gone, Mid 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99 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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ArtisticsI'm Gonna Miss You ... LP
Brunswick, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
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
Also available I'm Gonna Miss You ... LP 29.99

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ArtisticsI'm Gonna Miss You ... LP
Brunswick, 1967. Very Good- ... $29.99
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.)
Also available I'm Gonna Miss You ... LP 9.99

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Baby HueyBaby Huey Story – The Living Legend ... LP
Curtom, Early 70s. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $14.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album

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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

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Brigitte BardotBrigitte Bardot Show (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
AZ/Universal (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... About March 21, 2018
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

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Gene Barge, David Matthews, & Andre DavisStony Island – Original Soundtrack ... CD
TK/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. Used ... $14.99
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
(Includes obi.)
Also available Stony Island – Original Soundtrack ... CD 19.99

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Gene Barge, David Matthews, & Andre DavisStony Island – Original Soundtrack ... CD
TK/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $19.99
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
Also available Stony Island – Original Soundtrack ... CD 14.99

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Pierre BarouhDites 33 Vol 2 – Concert A L'Espace Pierre Cardin ... CD
Saravah (Japan), 1983. Used ... $16.99
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 BasieDance Session Vol 1 ... LP
Verve, 1953. Very Good ... $19.99
The first of Basie's excellent Dance Session albums for Verve – no-nonsense albums that really get at the high-grooving side of the group, and which feature the kind of compelling and catchy tunes that always made them a favorite on the dancefloor! The Count manages to play a bit of organ on the session, in the tone that we really like at the time – and arrangements are by Ernie Wilkins, Neal Hefti, Johnny Mandel, and Frank Wess – on tracks that include "Straight Life", "Basie Goes Wess", "Cherry Point, "Plymouth Rock", "Peace Pipe", and "Bubbles". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Clef pressing, with trumpeter logo and deep groove.)

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Count BasieKing Of Swing (aka Dance Session Vol 1) ... LP
Clef, 1953. Very Good ... $14.99
A repackaged version of material from Count Basie's excellent Dance Session albums for Verve – no-nonsense albums that really get at the high-grooving side of the group, and which feature the kind of compelling and catchy tunes that always made them a favorite on the dancefloor! The Count manages to play a bit of organ on the session, in the tone that we really like at the time – and arrangements are by Ernie Wilkins, Neal Hefti, Johnny Mandel, and Frank Wess – on tracks that include "Straight Life", "Soft Drink", "Cherry Point, "Plymouth Rock", "Slow But Sure", "Two For The Blues", and "Bubbles". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing, with trumpeter logo & deep groove. Cover has some discoloration on the back.)

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Les BaxterJungle Jazz (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Capitol/Captain High (Germany), 1959. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99
One of our favorite albums ever from the mighty Les Baxter – and one of the few from his Capitol years that really has a strong jazz component! The approach here is similar to Les' classic African Jazz set – with lots of rootsy percussion at the core, maybe more than usual for Baxter – mixed with larger instrumentation, plus a bit of vibes and other percussion – all topped with the soulful tenor of Plas Johnson, whose sound her really brings the whole thing together! The mix of jungle exotica and tenor is completely sublime – and titles include "Amazon Falls", "Coco", "Isle Of Cuba", "Jungla Brava", "Go Chango", and "Blue Jungle". Also features bonus tracks – "Safari", "Banana Boy", "Jungalero", and "Cairo Bazaar". LP, Vinyl record album

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James BlackThat Certain Someone (full, inst, hornapella, drum 'n' bass, vocapella, 68 mix) ... 12-inch
Funky Delicacies, 1967. Very Good+ (reissue)... $4.99
A sweet jazzy bit of New Orleans soul – a nicely grooving number with a sunny horn finish, the kind of bright number that takes us back to Dingwalls on a Sunday afternoon, and which stands as one of our favorite tracks by James. For some reason, the single features a ridiculous amount of versions of the tune – but apart from the '68 mix, which has some nice chunky drums, none of them compare to the main version. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Tuf sleeve.)

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Art BlakeyWitch Doctor (plus bonus track) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1961. New Copy ... $16.99
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. Features a bonus alternate take of "The Witch Doctor" too. CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)
 
 
 



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