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Hailstork/Schuller/Zwilich/DzubayAmerican Port Of Call/Four Soundscapes/Concerto For Violin, Cello & Orchestra/Snake Alley – Lawrence Leighton Smith/Louisville Orchestra ... CD
First Edition, 1995. Used ... $3.99
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(Out of print.)
 
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David Byrne/Fatboy Slim & OthersHere Lies Love – A Song Cyle About Imelda Marcos & Estrella Cumpas (2CD set) ... CD
Nonesuch, 2010. Used 2CD ... $6.99
Here Lies Love and here lies one of the most ambitious projects in the careers of it's authors, the restless creative spirit that is David Byrne and the nearly as adventurous Fatboy Slim! The album is a 2 disc song cycle about former First Lady Of The Philippines Imelda Marcos and her childhood servant Estrella Cumpas – featuring a largely female roster of guest lead vocalists including Florence Welsh, Candie Payne & St Vincent, Sharon Jones, Santigold, Sia, Alice Russell and more – plus some dudes, including Byrne himself and Steve Earle. You can certainly hear Byrne in composition and lyricism, with global pop instrumentation and rhythms, plus big and languorous choruses, while the colorful and clubby thump underlying it most likely comes courtesy Fatboy Slim. The songs are quite good, and there's a grand sweep to the whole thing that we miss in most modern avant pop! Titles include "Here Lies Love" with Florence Weelsh, "A Perfect Hand" with Steve Earle", "Dancing Together" with Sharon Jones, "Please Don't" with Santigold, "Men Will Do Anything" with Alice Russell, "American Troglodyte" sung by Byrne and many more. CD

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✨✧ David Byrne/Fatboy Slim & OthersHere Lies Love – A Song Cyle About Imelda Marcos & Estrella Cumpas (2CD/DVD set w/bound book) ... CD
Nonesuch, 2010. Used 2CD & DVD ... $12.99
Here Lies Love and here lies one of the most ambitious projects in the careers of it's authors, the restless creative spirit that is David Byrne and the nearly as adventurous Fatboy Slim! The album is a 2 disc song cycle about former First Lady Of The Philippines Imelda Marcos and her childhood servant Estrella Cumpas – featuring a largely female roster of guest lead vocalists including Florence Welsh, Candie Payne & St Vincent, Sharon Jones, Santigold, Sia, Alice Russell and more – plus some dudes, including Byrne himself and Steve Earle. You can certainly hear Byrne in composition and lyricism, with global pop instrumentation and rhythms, plus big and languorous choruses, while the colorful and clubby thump underlying it most likely comes courtesy Fatboy Slim. The songs are quite good, and there's a grand sweep to the whole thing that we miss in most modern avant pop! Titles include "Here Lies Love" with Florence Weelsh, "A Perfect Hand" with Steve Earle", "Dancing Together" with Sharon Jones, "Please Don't" with Santigold, "Men Will Do Anything" with Alice Russell, "American Troglodyte" sung by Byrne and many more. The deluxe version is a real doozy – a hardcover, 120 page book with lyrics, photos and more with the 2CD album plus a bonus DVD featuring videos a half dozen of the tracks including "Do You Agree", "Eleven Days", "Dancing Together" and more. CD

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Tommy FlanaganAlone Too Long ... CD
Denon (Japan), 1977. Used ... $13.99
Warm and lyrical solo piano work from Tommy Flanagan – a Japanese only session from the mid 70s, and one of the first of a long run of well-produced dates that Flanagan would do for that market! The format's even more intimate than the relaxed setting of some of Tommy's American dates of the time – and there's some soulfully ringing tones from the piano throughout, that beautiful balance that Flangan always brought to his best recordings. The sound is excellent – and titles include "Like A Butterfly", "Alone Too Long", "Parisian Thorougfare", "Strollin", and "Maybe September". CD
(Out of print 80s pressing.)

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Stan GetzStan Getz In Stockholm (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1955. Used ... $8.99
Stan Getz makes a key musical trip to Sweden – to showcase his affection for a jazz scene that had been growing strongly in the postwar years – often in directions that were similar to Stan's own sound at the time! The session is one of the first to pair Stan's tenor with a Swedish group – in this case the bass of Gunnar Johnson, drums of Anders Burman, and piano of Bengt Hallberg – the last of which brings sharper, more angular style to the music than some of Stan's accompanists on earlier American dates – pointing the way towards new experiments to come in his music! Hallberg really helps break the mold from other Getz Verve sessions of the period – and the relaxed, open-ended recording style of the date is almost an equal showcase for his talents as it is for Stan's! Titles include "Indiana", "Get Happy", "I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me", "Everything Happens To Me", "Without A Song", and "I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi!)

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Dexter GordonOne Flight Up (RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1964. Used ... $6.99
An unusual set for both Dexter and Blue Note – first, because the set was recorded in Europe (not at Rudy Van Gelder's), and second because the tracks are all quite long! The album was recorded in Paris – and is cut in an open-ended format that's very much in the mode that Gordon would later use on late 60s and early 70s sessions for European labels. The group features (then) local contemporaries Kenny Drew on piano, and Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass – and is rounded out by Donald Byrd on trumpet and Art Taylor on drums. Tracks are long, but not meanderingly so – and feature a great mix of Blue Note hardbop, with some of the "roomier" recordings that were given to American players in Europe. Side one features an extended reading of Donald Byrd's "Tanya", and other tracks include Kenny Drew's "Coppin' The Haven", and a version of "Darn That Dream". CD

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Dexter GordonOur Man In Paris (RVG Edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1963. Used ... $4.99
One of our favorite Dexter Gordon sessions for Blue Note – and a unique album that's one of the first to illustrate his growing role in the European jazz scene! The group's a quartet – which let's Dex stand out front with plenty of space for marvelous tenor work – and it features Parisian bassist Pierre Michelot, plus Americans Bud Powell on piano and Kenny Clarke on drums – two players who were already making a bit name for themselves overseas. The album's a perfect link between Gordon's earlier American work and his long string of European sessions to come – and titles include a great take of "Scrapple from the Apple", plus excellent readings of "Stairway to the Stars" and "Night in Tunisia". The format is simple, but the sound is magic – classic Dexter Gordon in a tight Blue Note mode! CD reissue also includes 2 non LP bonus cuts – "Our Love Is Here To Stay" and "Like Someone In Love". This is the newly remastered version, too – with crisp sound and addional notes and photos! CD

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Johnny Griffin & Art TaylorIn Copenhagen ... CD
Storyville (Denmark), 1964. Used ... $6.99
Mid 60s live work from Johnny Griffin – recorded overseas with a really unbridled approach! The set is one of Griffin's first of its type – a series of 1964 performances at the Club Montmartre in Copenhagen – a club who virtually invented the long-drawn, solo-heavy style of recording American jazzmen. The group here features Kenny Drew on piano, Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, and Art Taylor on drums – and most tracks really push the boundaries, with two running for nearly 20 minutes in length, which gives both Drew and Griffin lots of room to solo. Titles include "What Is This Thing Called Love", "Wee Dot", "Doctor's Blues", "Exactly Like You", and "A Night In Tunisia". CD
(Out of print.)

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Louis HayesLou's Idea ... CD
American Showplace, 2010. Used ... $9.99
Louis Hayes is one of those cats we always keep an eye on – because for decades, his name on a session has always been a reason to check it out – especially on his handful of dates as a leader! This set stacks up beautifully to any of Lou's classics from the 70s – soaring, soulful, and filled with the kind of righteous energy he first displayed when working with Horace Silver, then took into rich new areas on his own in later years. The lineup's a great reason to love the record too – Mulgrew Miller on piano, Abraham Burton on saxes, Steve Nelson on vibes, and Santi DeBriano on bass – all top-shelf contemporary players who glide in magically under the force of Hayes' drums. Titles include "Lou's Idea", "Curtain Call", "Bolivia", "Say A Little Prayer", "Same Page", and "Just Feeling". CD

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Pat MallingerMonday Prayer To Tunkashila ... CD
PJM, 1994. Used ... $2.99
Way more than you might guess from the unassuming cover – a record that's filled with a great range of creative reed expression – thanks to the rich talents of Chicagoan Pat Mallinger! Mallinger's one of those players who might not catch your eye at first, but who's clearly got a lot going on – a great respect for the generation of creative saxophonists of the 60s – players like Yusef Lateef, Charles Lloyd, and John Coltrane – and the way they could really open things up with their solos. Pat plays tenor, alto, soprano sax, and even some Native American flute – which sounds surprisingly nice – and the set features some early guitar by Jeff Parker, plus Joel Adams on trombone, Cameron Pfiffner on tenor and flute, and Dan Trudell on piano and organ. Titles include "Butternut Street", "Like Kenny", "Queen Anne's Lace", "China Doll", and "April Sings". CD
(Out of print.)

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Marisa MonteRose & Charcoal ... CD
Metro Blue, 1994. Used ... $5.99
When this album was first issued in the mid 90s by EMI, it quietly glided onto the market, with very little effect. Over the past few years, though, the record has slowly been championed by a large number of American critics and musicians, and has come to be one of the most critically acclaimed releases by a Brazilian musician in recent years. The album's a mix of jazz-tinged vocal tracks by Marisa, with a style that certainly owes something to earlier Brazilian singers like Gal Costa or Joyce, but which also has lots of its own nice touches. Arto Linday produced the set, and Marisa Runs through a batch of songs that includes versions of Lou Reed's "Pale Blue Eyes", Arnaldo Antunes "Deepest Night", Jorge Ben's "Balanca Pema", and her own "Enquanto Isso", sung with Laurie Anderson. There's also loads of guests on the album – like Gilberto Gil, Carlinhos Brown, and others! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Sid RumpoFirst Offense (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Mushroom/Warner (Australia), 1974. Used ... $11.99
A tremendous first album from Sid Rumpo – proof that the Aussie scene of the 70s had some very well-developed work going on, even if it never got the global notice it deserved! Sid Rumpo are one of a few Aussie bands that were grounded in an appreciation of blues and roots, but really took their inspiration to a whole new level – and one that was quite different than any American or Anglo work of the time. The songs are sharp, and focused – but they've also got this personal sense of power that's really captivating – especially given the regional difference in production style, which never seems to want to just ape the modes of the Northern Hemisphere. The guitar work is wonderful – clear and bold, but never in a too-macho way – and these guys could overly-jam or even get fusiony, but are much more intent to just keep their heads low and keep improving the subtle sides of their craft. A number of cuts really sparkle with more of an instrumental focus – although Mick Elliott sings great vocals on others – and titles include "Spider Curry", "Sailing", "Spotlight", "Poor Man's Orange", "The Riddle", and "Song With No Trees". CD features three bonus tracks – "Jump Down Step Aside", and live versions of "Now I'm Free" and "Forty Days & Forty Nights". CD

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✨✧ Frank Sinatra with Count BasieSinatra At The Sands ... CD
Reprise, 1966. Used ... $3.99
A classic Vegas moment for Sinatra – with accompaniment by Count Basie, and arrangements from Quincy Jones, to boot! The set features some great spoken bits – really one of the first chances the American mainstream got to taste the Vegas vibe – and titles include "It Was A Very Good Year", "Fly Me To The Moon", "The Shadow Of Your Smile", "Come Fly With Me", "Street Of Dreams", "One For My Baby", and "My Kind Of Town". CD
(Out of print.)

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Lisa StansfieldAffection ... CD
Arista, 1990. Used ... $1.99
Big bouncing soul from Lisa Stansfield – a record that almost rivaled the first effort from Soul II Soul for UK impact on the American mainstream! Despite a pasty-white cover, the record's got a hell of a lot of color – some rich rhythms that reintroduced a syncopated funky sound to the charts, and soaring vocals from Lisa she hardly ever sung this well again on record. Titles include the tremendous symphonic jam "All Around the World", the beautiful "Live Together", and other nice ones like "This Is The Right Time", "You Can't Deny It", and "Mighty Love". CD
(BMG Direct pressing.)

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✨✧ VariousAfro Peruvian Classics – The Soul Of Black Peru ... CD
Luaka Bop/Warner, 1995. Used ... $5.99
A great collection of tracks – and one of the first chance for most of us to hear the funkier side of sounds from Peru! The work isn't as full-on funky as Brazilian grooves from the time, but does share a very strong influence from American styles – and really goes way past any cliches of pan pipes you might have for Peruvian music – to a more complicated world of criss-crossing styles that echoes more creative moments from Columbia as well. Titles include "Lando" by Chabuca Granda, "Maria Lando" by Susana Baca, "Samba Malato" by Lucila Campos, "Prendeme La Vela" by Abelardo Vasquez, "Enciendete Candela" by Roberto Rivas, "No Me Cumben" by Nicomedes Santa Cruz, and more. Nice enough that you could almost forgive David Byrne for including one of his own tracks! CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Afro Peruvian Classics – The Soul Of Black Peru (with download) ... LP 18.99

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✨✧ Anthony Braxton19 Standards (Quartet) 2003 (4CD set) ... CD
Leo (UK), 2003. Used 4CD ... Just Sold Out!
A real treat from Anthony Braxton – a record that has him working in one of our favorite modes! Much as we love Braxton the outside, experimental player – we almost love him even more when playing inside, as it reminds us what a great reedman he can be in a more familiar setting! The massive 4CD set features material recorded over the course of 2003 by a Braxton group that also includes Kevin O'Neil on guitar, Kevin Norton on percussion, and Andy Eulau on bass – all players who swing easily with Braxton's work on saxes, moving through a hip mix of jazz classics and American standards – but all given the odd sort of twist that Braxton first brought us back on his classic Atlantic session with Dave Brubeck in the early 70s. Titles include "So Rare", "Afternoon In Paris", "Half Nelson", "Four", "Little Melonae", "Afro Blue", "East Of The Sun", "Inch Worm", and "Minority". Also features a haunting Braxton improvisation titled "G Petal". CD

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✨✧ MoondogMoondog (Prestige) ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1956. Used ... Just Sold Out!
One of the best early albums from the legendary Moondog – a set that got wider circulation than his first few releases, and really helped expand his reach beyond New York City! Moondog's still at his simple best here – working in a blend of rhythmic percussion, stringed instruments, flute, and other rootsy instrumentation – all with echoes of Eastern styles, but served in a way that definitely has more of a touch of American exotica! All numbers are played by small groups – or even solo by Moondog – and any vocalizations take on almost an instrumental feel – sliding in alongside sound effects, animal noises, and other obscure utterings. The album's almost the art world equivalent of Martin Denny – but has a lot more depth than easy kitsch – and is still tremendously powerful stuff all these years later! Titles include "Caribea", "Big Cat", "Frog Bog", "To A Sea Horse", "Surf Session" and "Trees Against The Sky". CD
Also available
Moondog (Prestige) ... LP 14.99
Moondog (Prestige) (clear vinyl pressing) ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ Astrud GilbertoGenius Of Astrud Gilberto ... CD
Verve (UK), 1960s. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
We couldn't think of a better word to describe Astrud Gilberto than "genius" – simple genius that created some of the most memorable pop recordings of the 60s, her sublime bossa and post-bossa recordings for Verve – initially begun on a lark, but eventually the blueprint of a sound that influenced generations! This 51 track set provides a wonderful overview of Astrud's genius work at Verve – a 2CD set that not only includes some of her first bossa-styled hits, but which then goes on to include some wonderfully groovy tunes from the late 60s – as Astrud was moving onto work with other arrangers, and re-do some American and British tunes in her magical style! A number of tracks on the set are out of print in any format – and combined here with classic ones, the package is the kind of set that will have you rediscovering her brilliance all over again! Titles include "I'm Nothin Without You", "Photograph", "Holiday", "The Face I Love", "Crickets Sing For Anamaria", "Day By Day", "Trains & Boats & Planes", "Canto De Ossanha (Let Go)", "Frevo", "Once Upon A Summertime", "In The Wee Small Hours", "Stay", "Maria Quiet", "Misty Roses", "Oba Oba", "Bim Bom", "A Banda", "Without Him", and "I Haven't Got Anything Better To Do". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Hugh Masekela & OthersHugh Masekela Presents The Chisa Years 1965 to 1975 – Rare & Unreleased ... CD
Chisa/BBE (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A decade's worth of groundbreaking funk and African rhythms – all of it recorded by Hugh Masekela for his legendary Chisa label! Back in the 60s, Hugh cracked the American charts with a playful version of South African jazz – but he was also an even hipper cat than you'd guess from his hits, and worked with a variety of incredible acts to expand his sound – a good number of whom ended up recording for Hugh on the Chisa label, in a unique blend of American soul and African inspiration that was years ahead of its time! The Chisa sound was one of the first true forays into pan-global grooving – and it brought the sounds of Africa to the American mainstream at a level that few had managed before. Some groups were unique projects done for record – like the Johannesburg Street Band, which featured members of The Crusaders alongside Masekela – but others featured a variety of ex-patriots living in the US, with key singers and players who shine brightly under Hugh's guidance. This set really digs deep, and offers up some of the most heavily African-tuned tracks from Chisa's catalog – 14 titles that include "Witch Doctor" and "Ahvuomo" by Baranta with Miatta Fahinbulleh, "Joala" and "Za Labalaba" by The Zulus, "Awe Mfana" by Johannesburg Street Band, "Macongo" and "U Se Mcani" by Letta Mbulu, "Tepo" by Baranta, "Aredze" by The Zulus, "Mahlalela" by Letta Mbulu, and "Afro Beat Blues" by Ojah with Hugh Masekela. CD
(Promotional CDr copy with artwork.)

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✨✧ MoondogGerman Years 1977 to 1999 (Anthology & The Last Concert) (2CD set) ... CD
Roof Music (Germany), 1970s/1980s/1990s. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful collection of work from the legendary Moondog – most of which has never been issued here in the US! The 2CD set features one disc of material from Moondog's German albums over a 20 year span – plus an additional disc that presents his final concert, presented here for the first time ever! Moondog left the US for Germany after his two famous albums on Columbia Records at the start of the 70s – and his stay in that country saw him further refining his initial styles, adapting them more for ensembles of other players, and receiving some of the respect that he never got back in the US. The tracks here are often quite different, but all pretty great – and as the set goes on, they increasingly show Moondog's musical ideas reworked for a more serious performance mode on piano, pipe organ, woodwinds, and voice. But although the recordings are a bit more professional, there's still plenty of the whimsy and earthier moments we love in his earlier American records! Studio titles on CD one include "Sea Horse", "Single Foot", "Do Your Thing", "Bumbo", "Dark Eyes", "Frost Flower", "The Message", "Marimba Mondo 2", "In Vienna", "Dog Trot", "High On A Rocky Ledge", and "Viking 1". Concert on CD two features "Mood Montreux", "Barn Dance", "Santa Fe", "From Jazz Book No 1", "Fiesta", "From Jazz Book No 4", "Elf Dance", and "Carnival". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Gram Parsons/Flying Burrito BrothersGram Parsons Archives Vol 1 – Gram Parsons With The Flying Burrito Brothers Live At The Avalon Ballroom 1969 ... CD
Amoeba, 1969. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Long buried live material from Gram Parsons & The Flying Burrito Brothers – captured at the dizzying heights of their cosmic American powers – over a couple shows at San Francisco's Avalon Ballroom in 1969! These were dates opening for the Grateful Dead – and it's from the Dead's massive recorded archives that this material comes – so the sound is really of fine caliber. Gram & the Burritos weren't shy about playing honky tonk standards, and the sets have a number of them, plus classics from the Gilded Palace album and more! The booklet features notes by Pamela Des Barres and Dave Prinz, with loads of photos. Disc 1 features the set from April 4, 1969, Disc 2 with the similar, and maybe a little stronger set from April 6, with bonus home recordings of "Thousand Dollar Wedding" and "When Will I Be Loved" at the end of the first disc. Titles include "Close Up The Honky Tonks", "Dark End Of The Street", medley of "Undo The Right and "Somebody's Back In Town", "She Once Lived Here", "Mental Revenge", "Sin City", "Lucille", "You Win Again", "Hot Burrito #1", "Hot Burrito #2", "Train Song" and more! CD
 
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✨✧ Ben Harper/Charlie MusselwhiteGet Up! (deluxe edition with CD & DVD) ... CD
Stax, 2013. Used CD & DVD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The first full length collaboration between blues, soul and rock slide guitar eclecticist Ben Harper and harmonica master Charlie Musselwhite – and it's win for both – with a vibe that's rooted in many traditions, but feels right at home in both Harper's and Musselwhite's wheelhouses. We expected a blues & soul covers set when we first heard that this project was in the works – and while the prospect of these 2 fellows working together on the classic Americana songbook sounds like a pretty good idea to us – we're actually all the more impressed with this all originals take on classic styled craft. A bit of blues and blues rock, a bit of gospel, and a bit of southern styled folk soul – and a bunch of great songs! It's a full band set up for the most part, too, as opposed to a spare duos set – and the titles include "Don't Look Twice", "I'm In I'm Out And I'm Gone", "We Can't End This Way", "You Found Another Lover (I Lost Another Friend), "I Ride At Dawn", "Get Up!", "She Got Kick", "Blood Side Out" and "All That Matters Now". Deluxe edition comes with a bonus making-of DVD with additional live versions of a few of the tunes! CD

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✨✧ Lucinda WilliamsRamblin' ... CD
Folkways, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic folk blues and acoustic Americana from Lucinda Williams – her first record for Folkways – recorded at Malaco Studios with just Lucinda's naturally wonderful vocals, 12 string strumming, and 6 string accompaniment by John Grimaudo! Ramblin' finds Lucinda doing passionate, but somehow kind of relaxed renditions of a numbers from blues, folk and traditional canon, numbers by Robert Johnson, Memphis Minnie, Hank Williams, the Carter Family and others. Lucinda was much more celebrated decades later, but nothing she's done works better than the Folkways era for our ears. Includes "Ramblin' On My Mind", "Me And My Chauffer", "Malted Milk Balls", "Disgusted", "Drop Down Daddy", "Jambalaya", "Satisfied Mind" and more. CD
 
 
 



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