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Boom Bap ProjectGet Up, Get Up (clean, street, inst, acapella)/Odds On Favorite (clean, inst)/Net Worth (clean) ... 12-inch
Stuck, 2003. Near Mint- ... $2.99
All songs produced by Jake One. Pep Love helps out on "Net Worth". 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Kay GeesGet Down/My Favorite Song ... 7-inch
Gang, 1975. Very Good ... $2.99
A stormer! "Get Down" is a killer from the Kay Gees – a cut that begins with a Kool & The Gang type riff, and which grooves with a sweet ensemble funk sound all the way through! "My Favorite Song" is a winner too – with a similar funky feel, and a mad love-oriented monologue over the top! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has some pen.)

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Manhattan Jazz QuintetMy Favorite Things – Live In Tokyo ... CD
Paddle Wheel/King (Japan), 1987. Used ... $8.99
The Manhattan Jazz Quintet play live in Tokyo – quite a good fit, given that most of their albums of the time were originally produced just for the Japanese market! The group's at their rock-solid best – with rhythms that are complex, yet always right on the money – thanks to piano and arrangements from David Matthews, plus bass from Eddie Gomez and drums from the great Steve Gadd! Gomez's inflections carve out these wonderful soulful elements in the music, which are deepened greatly by the talents of Lew Soloff on trumpet and George Young on tenor – both musicians who could sometimes be lost in larger groups, but who emerge as the key voice of the quintet. All arrangements are by Matthews – and titles include "Recado Bossa Nova", "Pina Colada", "What's Cooking", "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To", and "My Favorite Things". CD
(Note: CD is missing back artwork in case – and is priced accordingly. Out of print.)

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✨✧ Sergio MendesSergio Mendes' Favorite Things ... LP
Atlantic, 1968. Very Good ... $6.99
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
(Red & purple label pressing.)

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David MossMy Favorite Things ... CD
Intakt, 1990. Used ... $3.99
CD
(Out of print. Tray card has a cutout notch.)

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NOREGod's Favorite – Exclusive Album Advance Radio ... LP
Def Jam, 2002. Near Mint- 2LP ... $1.99
Damn... one of the early 00's "commercial" LP's that are at least as dope as our underground favorites – real hip hop that still keeps the party people movin', with a number of cuts produced by the Neptunes & Swizz Beats. Tracks include the instant classic "Nothin", plus "Hit Me Slime" featuring Nas, Ice-T, Nelly, & others, "God's Favorite", "Grimey", "Nahmeanuheard" (original and remix), "Mr. CEO", "Live My Life" featuring Ja Rule, "Full Mode", "Love Ya Moms" featuring Capone & others, "Head Bussa", "Wanna Be Like Him", "Black Clouds", "Banned From Another Club", "Now I Pray", "Consider This" featuring Kelis, and the bonus track "The Life Of A (Gangsta) Capone". LP, Vinyl record album
(In a Def Jam Advance sleeve.)

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Offenbach/Reznicek/Rossini/Suppe/NicolaiOrpheus In The Underworld & Other Favorite Overtures – Donna Diana/Barber Of Seville/Beautiful Galatea/Merry Wivers Of Windsor/Light Cavalr ... LP
Columbia, 1968. Sealed ... $4.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(2 eye stereo pressing! Inner sleeve is stell sealed. Cover has some light edge wear.)

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Pete SeegerAmerican Favorite Ballads Vol 2 ... LP
Folkways, Early 50s. Very Good- ... $8.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes booklet!)

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VariousGods Favorite Dog ... LP
Touch & Go, 1986. Near Mint- ... $14.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(In the cover with blue text.)

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VariousTV Land Presents Favorite TV Theme Songs ... CD
Rhino, 1950s/1960s/1970s/1980s. Used ... $5.99
A dream set – for our ears, at least! We'll happily admit that in the years before we became music-addled hipsters, we were TV-addled youngsters – and back in the 60s and 70s, we watched a heck of a lot of it! This 40 track set takes us back to those great days with a huge mess of famous TV themes – many that we'd nearly forgotten about, plus loads of familiar numbers, re-presented with much better sound, and complete notes on who performed them. You'll be amazed once you start checking this out, and you find how many songs that you like were performed by folks that you've probably already got in your record collection. Titles include "And Then There's Maude" by Donny Hathaway, "Come On Get Happy" by The Partridge Family, "Charlie's Angels" and "Barney Miller" by Jack Elliott, "Love Boat" by Jack Jones, "Good Times" by Jim Gilstrap and Blinky Williams, "Theme From SWAT" by Rhythm Heritage, "Batman" by Neal Hefti, "Ballad Of Jed Clampett" by Flatt & Scruggs, "Dragnet" by Ray Anthony, "Jeannie" by Hugo Montenegro, "Munster's Theme" by Jack Marshall, "Hawaii Five O" by Mort Stevens, "Mannix" by Lalo Schifrin, "Angela (Theme From Taxi)" by Bob James, and "Chico & The Man" by Jose Feliciano. CD

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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

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✨✧ VariousCesare Valletti – Favorite Songs From His Town Hall Recital 1960 – Leo Taubman ... LP
RCA, 1960. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album
(Deep groove shaded dog stereo pressing – 4s/3s! Cover has some light staining on the back and edge wear along the top seam.)

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✨✧ VariousFavorite Country Blues Guitar-Piano Duets 1929 to 1937 ... LP
Yazoo, Late 20s/1930s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album
(In a purple cover, with light wear & a name in marker.)

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✨✧ Verdi/Puccini/Leoncavallo/Giordano/Donizetti/PonchMario Lanza Sings His Favorite Arias – Ray Sinatra ... LP
RCA, Early 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed 1960s stereo pressing.)

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✨✧ Ericka Blount DanoisLove Peace & Soul – Behind The Scenes Of America's Favorite Dance Show – Soul Train Classic Moments ... Book
Back Beat, 2013. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the greatest soul music TV shows ever (and one that originated in Chicago, too!) – presented here in deep detail with loads of interesting stories and anecdotes too! The book's almost a more personal history of the show than a technical one – but that's OK with us, because it really gets at the tales behind those iconic images on the screen – and the all-pro presentation of Don Cornelius too. And, in addition to the main body of the book, the publication also includes this massive show-by-show list of appearances – for 37 seasons of Soul Train, including the later rerun years – with details on the performers and dates for each show, in a section that's over 50 pages in length! The book also includes some nice color images in the middle, and is 243 pages, softcover. Book

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✨✧ My Favorite MartianMy Favorite Martian – The Complete Series Vol 1 (hardcover) ... Book
Hermes, 2011. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Very cool TV comics from the 60s – the first volume of material for the short-lived, but very groovy comic book version of My Favorite Martian! The show starred Ray Walston as a visitor from outer space, living with swinging bachelor Bill Bixby – and the comic does a good job of capturing the spirit of the show – thanks to illustrations from 60s talents who include Russ Manning, Dan Spiegle, Mike Arens, and Sparky Moore – who work well to keep the Western/Dell house style in place – full of color that makes the lively images pop nicely! Art is a strange mix of realistic representation and cartoony flourishes – which reconciles the live action show and comic book format nicely – and the hardcover book features the first five issues, plus additional images – all in full color, for a playful 191 pages. Book
 
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Byrne & BarnesEye For An Eye ... CD
Climax/Favorite (France), 1981. New Copy ... $16.99
One of the smoothest sets to ever come from the Muscle Shoals scene – an early 80s gem that's as much an AOR charmer as it is a modern soul groover! Vocals are by Robert Byrne, with close help from Brandon Barnes – working here with hip production from Clayton Ivey and Terry Woodford, who both have roots in older styles of soul, and give Byrne & Barnes a sound that's like a hipper take on the Hall & Oates modes of the time! Arrangements are nice and lean – with just the right amount of riffing guitar or keyboard flair to give the vocals the right sort of kick – and Ivey plays piano, keyboards, organ, and even a bit of vibes. Titles include "Never Gonna Stop Lovin You", "One More Try For Love", "Standby Lover", "Keep On Running", "An Eye For An Eye", "Right Through The Heart", "Crack The Whip", "Love You Out Of Your Mind", and "I'll Try A Little Every Day For You". CD
Also available Eye For An Eye ... LP 26.99

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Byrne & BarnesEye For An Eye ... LP
Climax/Favorite (France), 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99
One of the smoothest sets to ever come from the Muscle Shoals scene – an early 80s gem that's as much an AOR charmer as it is a modern soul groover! Vocals are by Robert Byrne, with close help from Brandon Barnes – working here with hip production from Clayton Ivey and Terry Woodford, who both have roots in older styles of soul, and give Byrne & Barnes a sound that's like a hipper take on the Hall & Oates modes of the time! Arrangements are nice and lean – with just the right amount of riffing guitar or keyboard flair to give the vocals the right sort of kick – and Ivey plays piano, keyboards, organ, and even a bit of vibes. Titles include "Never Gonna Stop Lovin You", "One More Try For Love", "Standby Lover", "Keep On Running", "An Eye For An Eye", "Right Through The Heart", "Crack The Whip", "Love You Out Of Your Mind", and "I'll Try A Little Every Day For You". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Eye For An Eye ... CD 16.99

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Googie & Tom CoppolaShine The Light Of Love ... LP
Columbia/Favorite (France), 1980. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $23.99
Soaring soul from Googie and Tom Coppola – much more of an R&B-inflected album than their earlier rock work in the group Air – sublimely produced with help from Jerry Peters, who brings in a sweet LA groove! Googie's vocals are especially great – with a higher-pitch Minnie Riperton-esque sort of feel at points – and the rhythms, while upbeat, never get too over the top – leaving some great space for the sort of offbeat midtempo numbers that Peters always does so well. The album's got some nice jazzy touches and a sublime, sophisticated approach to the overall sound that's very crisply executed without succumbing to commercial gloss. "Joyous Flame" is a sought after, late night mellow groover, this set also includes "Broken Wings", "Missing Love", "Family Man", "Everything Is Coming To The Light", and "Shine The Light Of Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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Voilaaa (Patchworks)On Te L'Avait Dit ... CD
Favorite (France), 2015. New Copy ... $9.99
Beautiful grooves from Bruno "Patchworks" Hovart – a set that mixes his classic-styled club sound with some sweet Afro-funk touches – all to create this wonderful hybrid of sounds that makes for one of his best records in years! The style here is more in the Afro-disco mode of the late 70s – particularly the groove that occurred when African acts would get a chance to record up in Paris, and create this wicked interplay of heavier roots and European grooves – often with results that were extra-funky in the process! Earthy percussion mixes with sweet keyboards, riffing guitar, and plenty of massive basslines – and vocals are by Sir Jean, Pat Kalla, Foule Badiaga, and Renaud Bilombo. Titles include "Niarela", "Spies Are Watching Me", "On Te L'Avait Dit", "Bark", "Le Disco Des Capitales", "Vampires", "Enlevez Moi Ca", and "Jungle Fire". CD
Also available On Te L'Avait Dit ... LP 14.99

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Voilaaa (Patchworks)On Te L'Avait Dit ... LP
Favorite (France), 2015. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
Beautiful grooves from Bruno "Patchworks" Hovart – a set that mixes his classic-styled club sound with some sweet Afro-funk touches – all to create this wonderful hybrid of sounds that makes for one of his best records in years! The style here is more in the Afro-disco mode of the late 70s – particularly the groove that occurred when African acts would get a chance to record up in Paris, and create this wicked interplay of heavier roots and European grooves – often with results that were extra-funky in the process! Earthy percussion mixes with sweet keyboards, riffing guitar, and plenty of massive basslines – and vocals are by Sir Jean, Pat Kalla, Foule Badiaga, and Renaud Bilombo. Titles include "Niarela", "Spies Are Watching Me", "On Te L'Avait Dit", "Bark", "Le Disco Des Capitales", "Vampires", "Enlevez Moi Ca", and "Jungle Fire". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available On Te L'Avait Dit ... CD 9.99

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Greg YoderDreamer Of Life ... CD
Favorite (France), 1976. New Copy ... $16.99
A rare smooth 70s set from Hawaii – and a record that's even better musically than it is obscure! Greg Yoder had already won us completely when we flipped the album over and saw that he does a version of Stevie Wonder's "Golden Lady" – alongside really fresh remakes of "Moondance", "Parchman Farm", and Kenny Rankin's groover "Haven't We Met" – really great company of songs alongside his own material – presented by a group that also features vibes on most tracks, which step out in solos on some key moments – and really make for a different variation on the AOR sound of the time! Plus, the whole thing's got a vibe that's more indie jazz vocal than any sort of overproduced commercial material – a really charming approach served up in a relaxed Honolulu studio setting – on titles that include all the great ones listed above, plus a version of Emmitt Rhodes "You Must Have", and the cuts "Dreamer Of Life", "Things Were So Easy", and "She's So Easy". CD
Also available Dreamer Of Life ... LP 25.99

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Greg YoderDreamer Of Life ... LP
Favorite (France), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99
A rare smooth 70s set from Hawaii – and a record that's even better musically than it is obscure! Greg Yoder had already won us completely when we flipped the album over and saw that he does a version of Stevie Wonder's "Golden Lady" – alongside really fresh remakes of "Moondance", "Parchman Farm", and Kenny Rankin's groover "Haven't We Met" – really great company of songs alongside his own material – presented by a group that also features vibes on most tracks, which step out in solos on some key moments – and really make for a different variation on the AOR sound of the time! Plus, the whole thing's got a vibe that's more indie jazz vocal than any sort of overproduced commercial material – a really charming approach served up in a relaxed Honolulu studio setting – on titles that include all the great ones listed above, plus a version of Emmitt Rhodes "You Must Have", and the cuts "Dreamer Of Life", "Things Were So Easy", and "She's So Easy". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Dreamer Of Life ... CD 16.99

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VariousAOR Global Sounds 1977 to 1982 ... CD
Favorite (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $16.99
AOR sounds from around the globe – proof that sweet, smooth 70s grooves didn't just come from studios in California and New York! The records here are all relatively obscure – mostly non-American acts, but working with a wonderfully groovy, wonderfully laidback style – nicely polished, but never too slick or commercial – and very much in that special spirit that's been lauded of late by the growing waves of AOR collectors around the globe! Most numbers come across with a nicely soulful vibe, and a fair bit of jazzy inflections – and although the pace is usually somewhat slow-stepping, there's definitely a groove in place on all these tracks! Titles include "Je Suis En Amour" by Diane Tell, "Rio Sinal Verde" by Junior Mendes, "Got To Be Lovin You" by Erik Tagg, "Peppermint Park" by Paul Hart, "Space Lady" by Ulla, "In Alto Mare" by Loredana Berte, "Neon" by Placa Luminosa, and "Lihue" by Nohelani Cypriano. CD

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VariousAOR Global Sounds Vol 2 – 1975 to 1983 ... CD
Favorite (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $16.99
Sweet sounds from around the globe – served up by a range of artists who've drawn key inspiration from the LA sound of the 70s, and manage to take the music into some great territory of their own! The sort of smooth production and tight inspiration of the Steely Dan generation had a huge impact on many – and gave singers who might have started in jazz or folk a whole new way to express themselves – stepping out with a bit of a cosmic vibe, and a warm blend of electric and acoustic instrumentation – served up here from scenes as diverse as those in France, Australia, Jamaica, Hawaii, and even the former Yugoslavia! Titles include the killer funky stepper "Two Sides" by Renee Geyer – one of our favorite Aussie soul tracks ever – plus "Long Way Home" by Jay Days, "Everything I'm Living For" by Robert Cotter, "Quelques Mots Gentils" by Carol Ray Band, "Love You Out Of Your Mind" by Byrne & Barnes, "Prepad" by Boban Petrovic, "The Shadow" by O Ji Ji, and "Things Were So Easy" by Greg Yoder. CD

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VariousBrazilian Disco Boogie Sounds 1978 to 1982 ... CD
Favorite (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $18.99
Brazilian grooves that sound a lot more American than you might expect – a great run of funky club cuts that are dripping with plenty of soul and jazzy instrumentation! These tracks may hail from Brazil, but they have a vibe that really shows the growing Brazilian love of American soul at the time – especially the sweet blend of styles that came into play on the dancefloors of the late 70s! None of these tracks are straight disco, and none have the too commercial styles of the European disco wave of the period – and instead, all the instrumentation is nice and tight, and done in styles you might know from bigger Brazilian groups like Banda Black Rio or Unaio Black – but served up here by more focused solo artists in the lead. Junior Santos hand-picked the tracks from his deep collection of grooves – and titles include "Moral Tem Hora" by Cristina Camargo, "Quero Um Baby Seu" by Solange, "Gosto Amargo De Vida" by Paulo Ramos, "Relax" by Painel De Controle, "Labirinto" by Famks, "Escorpiao" by Carlos Dafe, "Negra Flor" by Sandra De Sa, and "Um Momento Qualquer" by Claudia Telles. CD

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VariousBrazilian Disco Boogie Sounds Vol 2 – 1977 to 1984 ... LP
Favorite (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $25.99
Tremendous work from the Brazilian scene of the 70s – one of the few global sites to really capture the same sort of energy of American funk and soul, yet still be able to give it a great local twist of its own! From the bossa years onwards, Brazil was always full of super-tight musicians – and by the time the 70s rolled around, there were plenty of records with grooves as great as work in the US from greats like Kool & The Gang or Earth Wind & Fire – both groups who've clearly provided a lot of inspiration to most of the acts on this set! And like some of the best American groups, the Brazilian once started to change their style a bit once the 70s came to a close – with these lean, funky modes that are mighty nice – and which were maybe already more present in Brazil than they were in the American mainstream. But all that history aside, this is one smoking little set – killer clubby funk tracks that have a flavor that's completely universal, even if you can't understand the lyrics – but even the way those lyrics are sung, they're plenty darn catchy, even without the benefit of language. Titles include "Amgio Branca" by Marcia Maria, "To Parada Nua Tua" by Almir Ricardi, "Contigo" by Adriana, "Cara Feita" by Kaito, "Alegria No Ar" by Rosana, "Natureza Viva" by Brenda, "Minas Do Rei Salomao" by Cristina Camargo, and "Valeu A Pena" by Lady Zu. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousCaribbean Disco Boogie Sounds – Rare & Obscure Gems From The Caribbean Territories 1977 to 1982 ... CD
Favorite (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $18.99
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. CD

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✨✧ VariousFrench Disco Boogie Sounds Vol 2 – 1978 to 1985 – Selected By Charles Maurice ... CD
Favorite (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... About October 10, 2016
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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 ... About October 10, 2016
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✨✧ CrystalMusic Life ... LP
Favorite (France), Early 80s. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Cool Caribbean soul from back in the day – a set that owes plenty to American modern and AOR styles of the time, but which also has its own sort of special vibe as well! The production is tight, but never too slick – and the tunes have this extended, open flow that makes for some especially striking moments – maybe a bit of jazz in some of the Fender Rhodes, or a breezy, almost scatting quality to some of the French language lyrics – which are sung by both a male and female singer. The whole thing's quite different than Haitian or other modes from the time – and titles include "Ti Gacon", "Nostalgie", "Music Life", "Santo Domingo", "Lan Mise", and "Fantastic Girl". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Dave BakerGlow Of Love (orig, Waxist dub) ... 12-inch
Favorite (France), 1980. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A killer bit of funky club – a tune that seems to echo the famous "Ain't No Stopping Us Now" in its groove, but which comes across with this lean, indie feel – as Dave Baker bumps the lyrics along this cool blend of stepping bass and keyboards! There's a slight spacey feel to the groove, which gets augmented a bit more in the dub – as does the bottom-end too! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Magic Source (Bjorn Wagner)Earthrising ... LP
Favorite (France), 2016. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great project from Bjorn Wagner – a contemporary clubby talent who's becoming as enigmatic as Bruno "Patchworks" Hovart in the way that he can handle so many different styles! This album almost feels like some lost bit of Miami funk from the end of the 70s – the kind of TK Records session that brings some spiritual and Caribbean influences to play with a smoother, American kind of soul – nice percussion at the bottom, jazzy inflections on the horns, and a sunny vibe that's as sparkling as the music is groovy! Keyboards include Fender Rhodes and Hammond – and titles include "Cosmic Awakening", "Togetherness", "The Third Eye", "Purple Galaxy", and "Earth Boogie". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousAOR Global Sounds Vol 2 – 1975 to 1983 ... LP
Favorite (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Sweet sounds from around the globe – served up by a range of artists who've drawn key inspiration from the LA sound of the 70s, and manage to take the music into some great territory of their own! The sort of smooth production and tight inspiration of the Steely Dan generation had a huge impact on many – and gave singers who might have started in jazz or folk a whole new way to express themselves – stepping out with a bit of a cosmic vibe, and a warm blend of electric and acoustic instrumentation – served up here from scenes as diverse as those in France, Australia, Jamaica, Hawaii, and even the former Yugoslavia! Titles include the killer funky stepper "Two Sides" by Renee Geyer – one of our favorite Aussie soul tracks ever – plus "Long Way Home" by Jay Days, "Everything I'm Living For" by Robert Cotter, "Quelques Mots Gentils" by Carol Ray Band, "Love You Out Of Your Mind" by Byrne & Barnes, "Prepad" by Boban Petrovic, "The Shadow" by O Ji Ji, and "Things Were So Easy" by Greg Yoder. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available AOR Global Sounds Vol 2 – 1975 to 1983 ... CD 16.99

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✨✧ VariousBrazilian Disco Boogie Sounds Vol 2 – 1977 to 1984 ... CD
Favorite (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Tremendous work from the Brazilian scene of the 70s – one of the few global sites to really capture the same sort of energy of American funk and soul, yet still be able to give it a great local twist of its own! From the bossa years onwards, Brazil was always full of super-tight musicians – and by the time the 70s rolled around, there were plenty of records with grooves as great as work in the US from greats like Kool & The Gang or Earth Wind & Fire – both groups who've clearly provided a lot of inspiration to most of the acts on this set! And like some of the best American groups, the Brazilian once started to change their style a bit once the 70s came to a close – with these lean, funky modes that are mighty nice – and which were maybe already more present in Brazil than they were in the American mainstream. But all that history aside, this is one smoking little set – killer clubby funk tracks that have a flavor that's completely universal, even if you can't understand the lyrics – but even the way those lyrics are sung, they're plenty darn catchy, even without the benefit of language. Titles include "Amgio Branca" by Marcia Maria, "To Parada Nua Tua" by Almir Ricardi, "Contigo" by Adriana, "Cara Feita" by Kaito, "Alegria No Ar" by Rosana, "Natureza Viva" by Brenda, "Minas Do Rei Salomao" by Cristina Camargo, and "Valeu A Pena" by Lady Zu. CD
Also available Brazilian Disco Boogie Sounds Vol 2 – 1977 to 1984 ... LP 25.99

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✨✧ Mr PresidentHips Shaking (with bonus track) ... CD
Favorite (France), 2014. Used ... Out Of Stock
The coolest work we've heard so far from this Patchworks side project – a record that fuses together equal parts 70s jazz, funk, and soul – with just the right smattering of global influences as well! There's a tightness to the set that we really love – careful instrumentation and production that make the whole thing feel like a Fantasy Records jazz funk project that might have happened down in Rio or Lagos – with slight Afro or Brazilian elements sifting in next to a core groove that comes from really classic basslines, keyboards, and drums! There's some vocals on a few tracks – mostly chorus-type that flow along with the grooves – and tracks include "City Rocking", "Candyman", "Hips Shaking", "Gimme All What You Got", "South Street Walk", "I Get So Crazy", and a surprisingly great cover of "I Can't Go For That". CD includes the bonus track "Give My Love". CD
 
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AkikoMood Indigo ... CD
Verve (Japan), 2004. New Copy ... $16.99
One of our favorite albums from Japanese jazz singer Akiko – a warmly acoustic affair that still manages to groove nicely, thanks to some excellent production by Sunaga T! Many of the tracks are reworked jazz standards, but there's also a few fresh new tunes – all nicely sewn together with a style that clearly respects the sounds of the past, but which also has the sharper edge of other recent work from Japan. Includes a sublime version of Bobby Hutcherson's classic "Little B's Poem", plus the cuts "So Tired", "Far Beyond", "I Love You", "He Knows Everything", "We Three", and "Straight No Chaser". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Alessandro AlessandroniPrisma Sonora ... CD
Cometa (Italy), 1972. New Copy ... $19.99
A dream of a record from the legendary Alessandro Alessandroni – an obscure sound library set, but one that we'd rank right up there with our favorite Italian soundtrack classics of the time! Alessandroni's going for a very Morricone-like feel here – lots of spacious rhythms, isolated instruments, and a feel that's watery, but never sleepy – kind of a liquid groove that's really beautiful throughout! Instruments are nice and compressed – way down in the rhythms, and stepping along with a La Donna Invisible quality that's really sublime – just a few electric touches, but mostly acoustic, and with an equal sense of grace and groove. Titles include "Dialoghi D'Amore", "Punti Di Vista", "Breve Dialettica", "Vocali Sul Pentagramma", and "Aspetti Musicali". CD
(Limited edition of 500!)

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Eric AlexanderFirst Milestone ... CD
Milestone, 2000. Used ... $6.99
Excellent work from one of our favorite young tenor players! When Alexander first started out in Chicago, we'd catch him at southside gigs, either on his own or in Charles Earland's group – and we'd marvel at the richness of his playing, even though he was just an unknown young player in his early 20s! Since those years (not long ago!) Alexander's turned into one of the strongest voices of his generation – with a sound that's steeped in the traditions of tenor giants like Sonny Rollins, Tubby Hayes, and Frank Foster, yet which also has a great deal of youthful creativity. This album's one of his best so far – and it features Alexander in the company of a group that includes Harold Mabern on piano and Pat Martino on guitar, both super-soulful players who are a great match of the playing of the leader. Titles include "The Phineas Trane", "Stand Pat", "Night Song", "First Milestone", and "34 Was Sweetness" (Chicagoans will get that reference!) CD
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Eric AlexanderIt's All In The Game ... CD
High Note, 2006. Used ... $4.99
A hokey kind of cover, but a great little album – another easy winner from the team of Eric Alexander and Harold Mabern, easily one of the greatest pairs working together in jazz for the past decade or so! Alexander's got a tremendous tone on the tenor – finely-honed with the maturity of a later Dexter Gordon, but also open to fluid, free moments too – with a sense of joy and exploration that recall our favorite moments on mid 60s Blue Note or Prestige. Mabern is great too – warm on the keys, but never sloppy – a player more filled with soul these days than ever, and always a great accompanist to Alexander's shifting range of modes in a set like this. Drums are by Joe Farnsworth, another trustworthy regular partner to the pair – and Nat Reeves completes the quartet on bass. Titles include 3 excellent Alexander originals (always his best work on record) – "Typhoon 11", "Little Lucas", and "Open & Shut" – plus versions of "Where Is The Love", "Where Or When", "Ruby My Dear", and "It's All In The Game". CD
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Eric AlexanderNightlife In Tokyo ... CD
Milestone, 2002. Used ... $12.99
Always-great work from Eric Alexander – one of our favorite tenor players of the modern age, and a talent who gets better and better with each album! This one features Eric working with pianist Harold Mabern – in a wonderful union that's been forged over the course of a number of records, and which seems to be one of the greatest things that's happened to either player. Mabern lays out loads of wonderful modal lines in the set – keeping a rhythmic pulse that stretches out Alexander's solos in sweeping brilliance on the upbeat tracks, holding them back with gentle soul on the mellower ones. The rest of the group is completed by Ron Carter on bass and Joe Farnsworth on drums – and titles include "Nemesis", "I Can Dream, Can't I?", "Nightlife In Tokyo", "Cold Smoke", "Island", and "Big RC". CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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Nancy AmesSpiced With Brasil ... LP
Epic, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Bossa with a great American twist! Nancy Ames was an American pop singer of the 60s – one who did mostly folksy tunes with a light California feel, and who here is coming up with some great bossa nova numbers, set to arrangements by Stu Phillips! The package has all the sunniness of a summer LA afternoon at the beach – with the driving groove of a pop bossa session from Rio. The album's perennial favorite is Nancy's remake of "Mas Que Nada" (done here as "Pow Pow Pow") – but there's loads of other wonderful numbers, and the whole album's great! Titles include "Laia La Daia", "Love's Like Wine", "So Nice", and "A Man & A Woman". As the song says – Pow Pow Pow! Her greatest LP by a mile, too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and some staple holes in one corner.)

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Murphy AndersonBuck Rogers In The 25th Century – The Complete Sudays 1958 to 1959 (hardcover) ... Book
Hermes, 2014. New Copy ... $15.99 40.00
One of our favorite sci-fi comics artists ever – presented here in a short but wonderful run on the Buck Rogers Sunday pages of the late 50s! Murphy Anderson is a genius – an artist whose work on DC titles like Hawkman, Strange Adventures, Mystery In Space, and even Superman helped define a generation – really giving a slick, clean line to the look of comics in the silver age – and concurrent with the start of that run, Anderson also took over the Buck Rogers newspaper strip for its large Sunday pages – which are presented here in stunning color, in a beautifully oversized book! Anderson's as great here as on some other series – like The Atomic Knights – and although the book only has the Sunday pages, they work together to form a single story week to week, without the need for daily pages. 80 pages, oversize, and in full color. Book

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Earl AnderzaOuta Sight ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1962. Used ... $6.99
A lost treasure from the glory days of the LA soul jazz bop scene of the early 60s! Alto player Earl Anderza has this crazy tone that's unlike anything we've ever heard – and he plays with a calculated approach to atonality that hints at later work by Ayler and others – but which comes across here a lot more straight ahead. Unlike Ayler, Anderza is backed by a tight soul jazz combo that includes stunning work by pianist Jack Wilson, one of our all-time favorite players – working here on both straight piano and electric harpsichord – which has a very crazy sound! Other players include George Morrow and Jimmy Bond on bass, plus Donald Dean on drums – and titles include "Blues Baroque", "Freeway", "Benign", and a great version of Wilson's modal classic "Outa Sight"! Plus, this great CD reissue also includes 3 bonus cuts that weren't on the orignal album! CD

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✨✧ John ArnoldNeighborhood Science ... LP
Ubiquity, 2003. Near Mint- 2LP ... $4.99
The sound of Detroit rises high on this excellent full length set from John Arnold – a wonderfully soulful set of skittish beats and jazzy grooves! Arnold's working here with artists that include Amp Fiddler, Ayro, Malik Alston, and Mady Kouyate – and grooving in a style that reminds us a lot of our favorite recent underground work from London, but which also has a lot of the pulsating soul of the Detroit scene of the past 20 years! Tunes shift easily between instrumentals and vocal numbers – always with some over the top touches that sets them apart from the run of the mill – and titles include "Broken", "Fabric", "Anaconda", "Neighborhood Science", "Get Yourself Together", and "I Can Be". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Art Of NoiseWho's Afraid Of The Art Of Noise ... LP
ZTT/Island, 1984. Very Good ... $6.99
An incredibly wonderful record from The Art of Noise – their first full LP, following the ep Into Battle With – and a much more open-ended array of beats, sounds, and that wonderful chunky Trevor Horn production! The album's got versions of some of the older singles – like "Beat Box (Diversion One)" and "Close To The Edit" – but it's more packaged around airier numbers, like the sublime "Moments In Love", the slow chugging churning funk track that's forever been a favorite of ours! Other tunes include "How To Kill", "Who's Afraid", "Snapshot", and "A Time For Fear". LP, Vinyl record album

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Roy AyersVibrations ... CD
Polydor, 1976. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
One of Roy Ayers' greatest albums of the 70s – a set that tightens up the groove from previous Polydor productions, yet still keeps all the soul intact! The record picks up the style begun with the Mystic Voyage album, and pushes it to some slightly tighter territory – a more focused Roy Ayers sound that's totally great, and which makes the album sparkle wonderfully throughout! All aspects of Roy's talents are perfectly balanced here – his warm vocals and jazzy vibes, his uptempo grooves and mellower rhythms – played to perfection by a hip lineup of players that includes Philip Woo on electric piano, Justo Almario on tenor sax, and Steve Cobb on drums. Edwin Birdsong guests a bit on the record – bringing in a nice edge to a few tunes – the album's got a really unique dark undercurrent, even in smoother moments – that subtle Roy Ayers' approach that's always made him one of our all-time favorite artists. Titles include the wonderful jazz-tinged "Searching", a great midtempo stepper that we really love; the funky break track "The Memory", a righteous number that feels like work from earlier records; the clubby classic "One Sweet Love to Remember"; and the sweet instrumental "Vibrations", which has a mellow kickback feel! Other tunes include "Higher", "Domelo (Give It To Me)", "Baby I Need Your Love", and "Better Days". CD

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✨✧ Baby HueyBaby Huey Story – The Living Legend ... CD
Water/Curtom, Early 70s. Used ... $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". CD
(Out of print.)

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Dave Bailey2 Feet In The Gutter ... LP
Epic, 1961. New Copy (reissue)... $6.99
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 11.99

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Dave Bailey2 Feet In The Gutter (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Epic (Japan), 1961. Used ... $11.99
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.)
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✨✧ Dave BaileyComplete 1 & 2 Feet In The Gutter Sessions (Getting Into Something/One Foot In The Gutter/Two Feet In The Gutter) ... CD
Columbia/Lonehill (Spain), 1960/1961. Used 2CDs ... $29.99
Some of the most soulful jazz ever recorded for Columbia Records – 3 albums worth of material from the combo of drummer Dave Bailey! Bailey's probably best known for his work in the Gerry Mulligan group, but for a brief time at the start of the 60s he stepped out as a leader – working with a focus and intensity that easily matched the best hard boppers on Blue Note or Prestige! These 3 records for Columbia are all amazing sets that we'd rank with some of our favorite jazz from the time – razor-sharp records that have a really earthy finish, and which bring out some of the best hardbop work on record from horn soloists Curtis Fuller, Clark Terry, Junior Cook, Charlie Rouse, and Bill Hardman – all of whom really catch fire under Bailey's guidance! But even above the great horn work on the albums, we really have to note the piano – as Horace Parlan plays on 2 of the albums, easily matching his Blue Note classics, and Billy Gardner follows up on the last set – working with a low low bottom that we love from his sides with Lou Donaldson. Bassists are Peck Morrison and Ben Tucker – and titles include "Slop Jah", "Little Old Mongoose", "Blues For JP", "One Foot In The Gutter", "Sandu", "Two Feet In The Gutter", "Lady Iris B", "Coffee Walk", and "Brownie Speaks". And if 3 albums' worth of material isn't enough, the CD also features 3 more tunes from Bailey's rare Jazztime session with Grant Green and Frank Hayes – "Reaching Out", "Our Miss Brooks", and "One For Elena". 16 tracks in all – most of them quite long! CD
(Out of print.)

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Brigitte BardotBrigitte Bardot Show ... CD
Universal/AZ (France), 1968. Used ... $8.99
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

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Bobby BareSingin In The Kitchen ... LP
RCA, 1974. Very Good ... $1.99
What a warm, wonderful record from the Bobby Bare family and Shel Silverstein – the long buried, deeply underappreciated Singing In The Kichen album from 1974! Though originally released as a children's LP, this one works for our adult ears just as well as the far more celebrated Lullabies, Legends & Lies from the previous year. It's got a loose, ragged charm that's endearing as can be – with the wife and kids singing backup and duets with Bare's laconic drawl of a lead – and the songs highlight the most folksy and family geared wit of family friend Shel Silverstein! Bobby Bare will always be one of our favorite personalities of the 60s & 70s country heyday – and this LP only adds to our fondness! Includes "Singin' In The Kitchen", "The Monkey And The Elephant", "Lovin' You Anyway", "You Are", "The Unicorn", "Scarlet Ribbons", and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Pierre BarouhDites 33 Vol 2 – Concert A L'Espace Pierre Cardin ... CD
Saravah (Japan), 1983. New Copy ... $24.99
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

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Pastor TL BarrettLike A Ship (Without A Sail) ... CD
Light In The Attic, 1971. Used ... $7.99
A soul record we'd put up there with some of our favorite ones that the city of Chicago produced in the early 70s – and it's literally a soul record – a beautiful gospel set by Pastor TL Barrett & The Youth For Christ Choir, of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, on the city's south side! There's genuine spirit and passion in this record to make it an exceptional gospel record, but it's the deep secular soul production touches and instrumentation that makes this one of the true, uh, holy grails of Chicago soul. The album was cut at the affordable Sound Market Studio, but behind the soaring, spirited lead and chorus vocal arrangements are players supervised by Chess Records sax player and arranger Gene Barge – with legendary players Richard Evans and Phil Upchurch in on the recordings. Raw drums, grooving organ, and incredible bass lines lay the foundation, but it's the voices that really shine on this completely wonderful, totally essential set! Includes "Like A Ship", "Wonderful", "It's Me O Lord", "Ever Since", "Nobody Knows", "Joyful Noice", "Medley...Dr. Watts Hymn & The Disciples Prayer" and "Blessed Quietness". CD

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Ray BarrettoSenor 007 ... LP
United Artists, 1965. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
One of our favorite Ray Barretto albums of the 60s – a real gem from the pre-Latin Soul years! The album's a clear attempt to cash in on the cash in on the James Bond craze of the time – issued by United Artists, who were releasing the Bond films, but also had Ray under contract during the period too. But despite that simple gimmick, it's a great little set – with a quality level that goes way beyond Bond soundtracks, or the usual from Barretto at the time! The tracks are all hard and groovy, with an excellent jazz feel – and some killer arranging from Ray that's right up there with the work he did for his legendary Charanga Moderna album! You may recognize the song titles – but their versions here are superb, and the album's filled with many many wonderful moments that step out with mad rhythms and great jazzy touches. Titles include "Mister Kiss Kiss Bang Bang", "OO7", "Search For Vulcan", "Thunderball", and "Goldfinger". Nice "spy" shot of Ray on the cover, too! LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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