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✨✧ Aly -UsFollow Me (club, dub, inst) ... 12-inch
Strictly Rhythm, 1992. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
A nice smooth house track from Strictly Rhythm's salad days, with a nicely bouncing bassline, that was HUGE here in Chicago, and still gets play today. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Jean Michel PilcFollow Me ... CD
Dreyfus (France), 2004. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Steve SpacekFollow Me (vocal, inst, acapella) ... 12-inch
Eglo, 2016. New Copy ... $9.99
It's maybe been a bit since we last heard from Steve Spacek, but the man has lost none of his charm – and the blend of heavy beats and spacey touches remind us why we loved his sound so much in the first place! The tune's a bumping, ragged little number – slightly broken, but in the best way possible – and amazingly catchy, even with just a few key elements in the mix! 12-inch, Vinyl record
 
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Willie BoboHell Of An Act To Follow/Bobo ... CD
Columbia/Soul Brother (UK), 1978/1979. New Copy ... $14.99
2 late 70s gems from Willie Bobo – 1978's Hell Of An Act To Follow and 1979's Bobo – on a single CD! Hell Of An Act To Follow is really nice stuff from Willie – maybe not as hard and funky as his early 70s work, but very nice in kind of a Latin Club mode, thanks to some great production by Wayne Henderson! The album's a killer blend of funky fusion and Latin rhythms, very much in the NuYorica mode, especially at that mid 70s point when New York groups were getting a taste of a bit more production. Includes Willie's classic take on "Always There" – which is a great dancefloor jazz jammer – plus Henderson's groovy stepper "Keep that Same Old Feeling", and the tracks "Together", "Dindi", and "Pisces". Bobo is kind of a rare Columbia set from 1979 – with a mix dancefloor ready Latin, bits of fusiony funk & soul, and overall much more of vocals record than was typical for Willie – featuring Errol Knowles' doing the honors, plus a Bobo father & son duet. Really kind of an uptempo dancefloor groover from Willie overall, with a couple more laidback numbers! Includes the opener "Palos", "Comin Over To Me", "Latin Lady (Celia's Song)", "It's Over", "Set You Free", "Father And Son" and more. The Soul Brother Records CD version includes a bonus track remix of "Always There". CD

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Linda CliffordLet Me Be Your Woman ... LP
Curtom, 1979. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $1.99
A bit over the top – and the kind of record that might have bankrupted Curtom in its later years! Linda's very much in full-disco mode, singing to long clubby arrangements by Gil Askey that have more strings and less soul than previous efforts. The one saving grace of the album is the cut "Don't Give It Up", a hip follow-up to "Runaway Love", which has a similar bad talkin' approach, with Linda doing a bit of a monologue in the middle. Other tracks include "Let Me Be Your Woman", "Hold Me Close", "Sweet Melodies" and the pairing of "One Of Those Songs" and "Bridge Over Troubled Water", which takes up all of the 2nd disc in the 2LP set. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ ManhattansFollow Your Heart ... LP
Solid Smoke, Mid 60s/1981. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Excellent (and out of print) compilation of the Manhattans' incredible early singles on the Carnival label. The tracks are amazing, with harmonies that will make you cry, and arrangements that will make your heart leap. This is about the only way you'll find most of this stuff on vinyl, and the set list includes 15 great ones, including "I Wanna Be (Your Everything)", "Can I", "I Bet'cha (Couldn't Love Me)", "Baby I'm Sorry", and "When We Are Made As One". Nice notes, too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has clear tape along the seams.)

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Amen CornerRound Amen Corner – The Complete Deram Recordings ... CD
Deram/RPM (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $11.99
Sweet jangle pop from Amen Corner – one of the sunniest UK groups of the late 60s! The group checked in big with their hit "Bend Me Shape Me" – and follow through here with an equally catchy, equally groovy set of tracks – tunes that really let them move past the straighter format of a hit, and work through a whole range of excellent modes in the space of an album! There's a much more expansive style here than we'd expect – as even familiar tunes are handled with playful arrangements and offbeat instrumental flourishes – more than enough to take a core mod pop groove, and push it into some cool pop psych territory. Titles include "Expressway To Your Heart", "Good Times", "Lost & Found", "Gin House", "Something You've Got", "Judge Rumple Crassila", and "Bend Me Shape Me". CD features bonus tracks added to the original Deram album – including "The World Of Broken Hearts", "Nema", "Satisnek The Job's Worth", "Run Run Run", and "High In The Sky". CD

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BlondieAutoamerican ... LP
Chrysalis, 1980. Near Mint- ... $8.99
The biggest sounding Blondie album by far – and a radical leap from New York new wave scene band to a wildly ambitious pop pastiche machine! The band always had a fearless way of filtering far-reaching pop sounds into their material, even when they were still on the CBGBs scene, and while their stylistic reach grew with each successive album, Autoamerican really takes it to extremes. It's somewhat notorious for favoring session players over the core band, but given how crazy the stylistic breadth is – no disrespect to that incredible core band – it's a creative win, as much BECAUSE they bit off more than they could chew production wise, as it is despite that. It's most famous (or infamous, depending on who's talking about it) for "Rapture", and other tracks include "Europa", "Live It Up", their classic, breezy cover of "The Tide Is High", "Here's Looking At You", "Faces", "Follow Me" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Still in the shrink, with hype sticker, including the ptinted inner sleeve. Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Blue MagicBlue Magic/Magic Of The Blue ... CD
Atco/Playback, 1974. New Copy 2CDs ... $18.99
A pair of classics from Blue Magic – brought together in a single set! First up is the self-titled Blue Magic – the start of a tremendous run from Blue Magic – easily one of the greatest harmony groups of the 70s, a quintet we'd place in a rare class with heavy hitters like The Stylistics or The Moments! The album's smooth and sweet, but never slick – perfectly arranged by the great Norman Harris, who makes the vocals sound equally great on mellow tracks and uptempo numbers – setting a new Philly standard with the album, and one that few other groups could match so well! Every piece of the core 70s Philly harmony sound is in place here – from the near-perfect (but wonderfully human) vocals of the group, to the full yet subtle backings by Sigma players who include Vince Montana, Earl Young, Bobby Eli, and Harris himself – and if you've ever needed a record to prove the genius of the east coast harmony sound, this may well be it! Titles include "Look Me Up", "What's Come Over Me", "Tear It Down", "Sideshow", "Stop To Start", "Welcome To The Club", and "Just Don't Want To Be Lonely". Magic Of The Blue is pure east coast magic all the way through! The group still manage to keep the fragile quality that made their first work so great, but they've also got a wonderfully confident approach too – using arrangements from Norman Harris, Bobby Eli, and Vince Montana to soar with a Philly proudness that's totally great – never disco or club, but with a full, rich quality that's totally great. Tracks include their big hit "Three Ring Circus", a nice follow-up to the earlier "Sideshow", and other titles include "Let Me Be The One", "Looking For A Friend", "When Ya Coming Home", and "You Won't Have To Tell Me Goodbye". CD

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James BrownPlease Please Please ... CD
King/Universal (Japan), 1959. Used ... $14.99
An incredible early album from James Brown – featuring 16 raw R&B tracks culled from his early years at King – and virtually the blueprint for so many other great things to follow! "Please Please Please" was James' first big hit – and as you probably already know, it's got a sheer raw unbridled screaming sound that forever changed the face of soul music. The rest of the album's in a similar mode – and has plenty of great numbers that evoke a similar sound, including the obvious follow-up "No, No, No, No", plus "That's When I Lost My Heart", "Chonnie On Chon", "Hold My Baby's Hand", and "Tell Me What I Did Wrong". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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Nicola Conte Presents Stefania DipierroNatural ... CD
Far Out (UK), 2016. New Copy ... $12.99
Nicola Conte's working here with a great new singer – the lovely Stefania Dipierro, who brings in just the right sort of Brazilian vibe to fit the record's placement on the Far Out label! The style here is maybe a bit more Brazilian than some of Nicola's music on the Schema imprint – but the approach is very similar overall – lots of warm, groovy currents that follow a path from 60s Rio through Italian jazz and soundtrack generations too – served up by an instrumental group led by Conte on guitar, with work from Pietro Lusso on Fender Rhodes and Hammond, Gaetano Partipilo on sax and flute, and Fabrizio Bosso on trumpet! Yet Stefania herself definitely is in the spotlight throughout – singing in this breathy, soulful style that really opens up the tunes – which are a mix of originals written with Conte, and some very well-chosen jazz and Brazilian classics. Titles include a sublime remake of Betty Carter's "Open The Door", plus "Joia", "Que Maravilha", "Vento Bravo", "I Feel The Sun On Me", "Natural", "Ainda Mais Amor", "Within You & I", and "Maracatu Atomico". 14 in all. CD

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Joe Cuba SextetBang! Bang! Push! Push! Push! ... CD
Tico, 1966. Used ... $19.99
A Latin classic from the word "bang"! This album was the one that busted Joe Cuba out of the Latin ghetto – into the sound of 60s soul, early funk, and beyond. The record's a stone winner – filled with boogaloo tracks delivered by Joe's firey young sextet, a killer ensemble that was setting the Latin world on its ear at the time. The title track – "Bang Bang" – is one of those tracks that you'll recognize from a million references, but which never sounds as good as it does on this impeccable version from Joe. The whole album follows in a similar suit – blending Latin, jazz, and soul with effortless ease – shifting between English and Spanish lyrics in a genre-busting style that really captures all the freshness of the era. The whole thing's great, and titles include "Asi Soy", "Alafia", "Triste", "Mujer Divina", "Oh Yeah", "Sock It To Me", and the "Bang Bang" follow-up, "Push, Push, Push". Great, hard, and a heck of a lot of fun! CD
(Out of print.)

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Joe Cuba SextetBang! Bang! Push! Push! Push! ... LP
Tico, 1966. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
A Latin classic from the word "bang"! This album was the one that busted Joe Cuba out of the Latin ghetto – into the sound of 60s soul, early funk, and beyond. The record's a stone winner – filled with boogaloo tracks delivered by Joe's firey young sextet, a killer ensemble that was setting the Latin world on its ear at the time. The title track – "Bang Bang" – is one of those tracks that you'll recognize from a million references, but which never sounds as good as it does on this impeccable version from Joe. The whole album follows in a similar suit – blending Latin, jazz, and soul with effortless ease – shifting between English and Spanish lyrics in a genre-busting style that really captures all the freshness of the era. The whole thing's great, and titles include "Asi Soy", "Alafia", "Triste", "Mujer Divina", "Oh Yeah", "Sock It To Me", and the "Bang Bang" follow-up, "Push, Push, Push". Great, hard, and a heck of a lot of fun! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Bang! Bang! Push! Push! Push! ... CD 19.99

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Bob DylanReal Royal Albert Hall 1966 Concert ... CD
Legacy, 1966. New Copy 2CD ... $11.99 15.98
The legendary and for the first time legitimate release of the 1966 Royal Albert Hall performance by Bob Dylan and (most of) The Band! For decades, the bootleg "Royal Albert Hall" performance, infamous for the cagey audience reaction to the newly electrified Dylan ("Judas!") did the rounds before seeing official release in the late 90s – but that concert was actually recorded at Manchester Free Trade Hall on May 17 of '66, when the actual Royal Albert Hall concert is THIS one, recorded on May 29. Same city, same dual and separate acoustic and electric setlists but equally compelling performance, in a different room – and honestly, it's great to listen and get a snapshot of a vitally evolving artist, sans the heavy historical baggage attached to the preceding set's legacy! Includes "She Belongs To Me", "Desolation Row", "Visions Of Johanna", "Just Like A Woman", "Tell Me, Momma:, "Baby Let Me Follow You Down", "One Too Many Mornings", "Like A Rolling Stone" and more. CD
Also available Real Royal Albert Hall 1966 Concert ... LP 22.99

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✨✧ Bob DylanReal Royal Albert Hall 1966 Concert ... LP
Legacy, 1966. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $22.99 24.98
The legendary and for the first time legitimate release of the 1966 Royal Albert Hall performance by Bob Dylan and (most of) The Band! For decades, the bootleg "Royal Albert Hall" performance, infamous for the cagey audience reaction to the newly electrified Dylan ("Judas!") did the rounds before seeing official release in the late 90s – but that concert was actually recorded at Manchester Free Trade Hall on May 17 of '66, when the actual Royal Albert Hall concert is THIS one, recorded on May 29. Same city, same dual and separate acoustic and electric setlists but equally compelling performance, in a different room – and honestly, it's great to listen and get a snapshot of a vitally evolving artist, sans the heavy historical baggage attached to the preceding set's legacy! Includes "She Belongs To Me", "Desolation Row", "Visions Of Johanna", "Just Like A Woman", "Tell Me, Momma:, "Baby Let Me Follow You Down", "One Too Many Mornings", "Like A Rolling Stone" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Real Royal Albert Hall 1966 Concert ... CD 11.99

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Bill Evans5 Original Albums (Trio 64/Simple Matter Of Conviction/Further Conversations/At Montreux Jazz Festival/What's New) (5CD set) ... CD
Verve (Germany), Mid 60s. New Copy 5 CDs ... $16.99
Five classic Bill Evans albums on Verve – all in tiny LP-styled sleeves! On Trio 64, Bill Evans is working with a really wonderful trio – one that features Gary Peacock on bass and Paul Motian on drums – both budding young modernists who help Evans reach some new sounds on the set! The record starts out with a groove that's perhaps more inside than you'd expect – but it then quickly moves into the sort of sensitively-played numbers that really made Evans a key force in jazz during the early 60s – supported by equally personal work from Peacock and Motian, who both clearly feel free to move beyond common piano trio cliches. Tracks include "Dancing In The Dark", "Always", "Little Lulu", "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town", "Everything Happens To Me", and "For Heaven's Sake". On Simple Matter Of Conviction, Bill Evans is working with bassist Eddie Gomez, a hugely talented bassist that would be one of Bill's best partners during this period, and a player who added a nice dose of soul to the proceedings. The drummer is Shelly Manne, who's pretty nice, too – and really shows off some of his more sophisticated shadings here in the presence of Evans and Gomez – similar to his work on the great Empathy album. Tracks are shortish, but filled with imagination – and titles include "Unless It's You", "These Things Called Changes", "Stella By Starlight", and "A Simple Matter Of Conviction". Further is a follow up to the similarly-titled Conversations With Myself album recorded several years before – and like that one, a record that has Bill Evans playing "with" himself, via the technology of overdubs! The album's less a solo album, than a duet one – given that most of the numbers feature Evans working between melody and rhythm on overlapping piano lines – creating a mini chorus of pianos that sounds totally great, and wonderfully unique! Titles include "Emily", "Yesterdays", "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town", "Funny Man", "The Shadow Of Your Smile", "Little Lulu" and "Quiet Now". Next is Bill Evans' first famous appearance at the Montreux Jazz Festival – a great 60s trio session, with Eddie Gomez on bass and Jack DeJohnette on drums! The tunes are mostly relatively familiar ones, but the ensemble on the set gives them a freer and more lyrical feel than you might expect – especially with DeJohnette on drums, who is a somewhat more powerful choice than some of Bill's other drummers of the 60s. Eddie Gomez is great, as always – with that round bass sound that we totally love – and titles include "Nardis", "Sleepin Bee", "Embraceable You", "Someday My Prince Will Come", "Mother Of Earl", "One For Helen", and "Walkin Up". And last, but not least, is What's New – one of Bill Evans' most beautiful albums from the time – and one that features the fantastic team of Jeremy Steig and Eddie Gomez, who were cutting some beautiful records for other labels at the time. Steig's flute later got very silly, but at this point, he's got a raw stripped-down sound that works perfectly with Gomez's warm, slightly funky basslines – making for a slightly soulful approach that really transforms the session. Evans is no slouch either – and the youthful company makes him play some of his best bits in years – on titles that include "Time Out For Chris", "So What", "Spartacus Love Theme", and "Autumn Leaves". CD

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Fantastic FourGot To Have Your Love ... LP
Westbound, 1977. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Fantastic Four are a hell of a harmony group – and one who still hold strong through this second chapter of their career – by avoiding any of the cheaper cliches of some of the groups of the disco generation! Instead, the album focuses on their vocals first, and any sort of grooves second – which makes for some wonderful mellower cuts that really follow the spirit of some of the hippest 70s group soul from Chicago or the east coast – followed by a few upbeat tracks that get handling by Tom Moulton at Sigma Sound in Philly! The balance is great – almost more like some of the best group sides from a few years before, especially Blue Magic – and the ballads really take center stage, and blow us away with the group's deeper currents of soul. Titles include "Mixed Up Moods & Attitudes", "There's Fire Down Below", "I Got To Have Your Love", "She'll Be Right For Me", "Cash Money", and "Disco Pool Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some edge wear.)

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Aretha FranklinSoul Sister ... LP
Columbia, 1966. Very Good ... $9.99
Aretha Franklin's definitely growing into her role as a soul sister here – a later date for Columbia Records that hints a bit at the sounds to come on Atlantic! Backings are by Robert Mersey and Belford Hendricks – both of whom use some relatively full orchestrations and occasional backing vocals – in ways that almost translate a 60s country soul aesthetic to a leaner, cleaner sound for Aretha's strong vocals. Franklin, as always, is great – the kind of singer that really illuminates any tune she gets – even familiar numbers that seem to take on new life in her hands. The material is a bit deeper-digging than before on Columbia – less covers, and more tunes that are well-suited to Aretha's sensibilities – including a few penned by Van McCoy or Hendricks. Titles include "Until You Were Gone", "Follow Your Heart", "A Mother's Love", "I'm Losing You", "Take A Look", and "Can't You See Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Columbia Special Products pressing. Cover has some splitting on the bottom seam.)

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Stan GetzMore West Coast Jazz With Stan Getz ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1953. Used ... $4.99
The title's a bit misleading, but the record's a great one! Oddly, the album's not a follow up to the West Coast Jazz album by Stan Getz – firstly, because it wasn't actually done on the west coast, and secondly, because this one was actually recorded two years before! But that doesn't stop the set from being great – and we can certainly forgive Verve's free use of west coast in the title as more of a stylistic definition than anything else. But even with that name in place, there's almost more of a Boston modern feel going on – one that's open, fluid, and which features the tenor of Getz alongside some tremendous trombone work from a young Bob Brookmeyer. Rhythm is by the trio of John Williams on piano, Frank Isola on drums, and Teddy Kotick on bass – but at moments, the horns almost hang together alone, especially on the longer, mellower tracks! Titles include "I Didn't Know What Time It Was", "Willow Weep For Me", "Crazy Rhythm", "Tangerine", and "The Nearness Of You". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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Stan GetzStan Getz In Sweden 1958 to 1960 ... CD
Dragon (Sweden), Late 50s. Used 2 CDs ... $18.99
We can never get enough Stan Getz – especially when it's a record like this, which offers up some previously-overlooked sides of his career! Stan spent plenty of time on the Swedish scene in the late 50s – even managed to pick up a bride in the process – and while there, he really gelled wonderfully with the best players of the time – not just local modernists, who were a perfect fit for his music, but also trumpeter Benny Bailey, who was working on the Scandinavian scene too! This 2CD set is a massive document of Stan's best work in Sweden during these years – and it features studio, radio, and live performance material – with players who include Benny Bailey on trumpet, Ake Persson on trombone, Lars Gullin on baritone, Erik Norstrom on tenor, and both Bengt Hallberg and Jan Johansson on piano. Tunes follow a bit of the Verve Records approach used with Stan in the 50s – with arrangements by Persson, Hallberg, and Gullin on some numbers – and titles include "Topsy", "Celebrating", "Cabin In The Sky", "Speak Low", "Like Someone In Love", "Jordu", "Gold Rush", "Night In Tunisia", "Just A Child", "Ah Moore", and "Lover Come Back To Me". CD
(Spine has a cutout notch.)

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Roy C HammondMore Sex & More Soul ... CD
Mercury/Playback, 1977. Used ... $3.99
Classic 70s southern soul from Roy C – a brilliant follow-up to his excellent Sex & Soul album, but a great little record that more than stands on its own! Although Roy's roots are in New York City, his sound here is one that echoes strongly with the changes going on down in the Memphis, Jackson, and Miami soul scenes at the time – an approach to southern soul that still maintains the rootsiness of the vocals, yet which wraps them up in a warmer, more adult sort of mode – almost inspired by the work of Al Green, but a bit more down home. Titles include "From The Outside Looking In", "Sure Nuff In Love With You", "After Loving You", "Show Me Love, I'll Show You Pain", and "Great Great Grandson Of A Slave". CD
Also available More Sex & More Soul ... CD 11.99

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Roy C HammondMore Sex & More Soul ... CD
Mercury/Playback, 1977. New Copy ... $11.99 15.98
Classic 70s southern soul from Roy C – a brilliant follow-up to his excellent Sex & Soul album, but a great little record that more than stands on its own! Although Roy's roots are in New York City, his sound here is one that echoes strongly with the changes going on down in the Memphis, Jackson, and Miami soul scenes at the time – an approach to southern soul that still maintains the rootsiness of the vocals, yet which wraps them up in a warmer, more adult sort of mode – almost inspired by the work of Al Green, but a bit more down home. Titles include "From The Outside Looking In", "Sure Nuff In Love With You", "After Loving You", "Show Me Love, I'll Show You Pain", and "Great Great Grandson Of A Slave". CD
Also available More Sex & More Soul ... CD 3.99

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ImpressionsCheck Out Your Mind ... LP
Curtom, 1970. Very Good ... $24.99
Righteous late 60s soul from The Impressions – the group's last album with Curtis Mayfield in the lineup! The sound here follows heavily from the Young Mods and This Is My Country years – a heavier take on the trio's soul stylings than their work over at ABC in the mid 60s – pushed into more heady political territory, yet still informed with an unmatched approach to harmony soul. Arrangements are by Riley Hampton and Gary Slabo, and they've got some great psychedelic soul touches that are a perfect precursor to Curtis Mayfield's solo work to follow on Curtom – a great groove that steps out wonderfully with an undercurrent of funk in the mix. Henry Gibson plays some great congas on the set – again hinting at the Mayfield sound to come – and titles include "Check Out Your Mind", "Madam Mary", "We Must Be In Love", "Only You", "Say You Love Me", "Turn On To Me", "Do You Wanna Win", and "You're Really Something Sadie". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear & some peeling on the back.)
 
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✨✧ Billy BranchBlues Keep Following Me Around ... CD
Verve/Gitanes, 1995. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(Out of print.)

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DellsFreedom Means ... CD
Cadet/Caroline (UK), 1971. New Copy ... $13.99
A stunning set from the mighty mighty Dells – a cool collaboration with the legendary arranger Charles Stepney and songwriter Terry Callier – and a record that shows just how far the group had come since their streetcorner harmony days! The vocals are incredible – that rich blend of deep notes and soaring highs that made The Dells one of the most technically amazing soul groups in the 70s – and Stepney's arrangements follow in the same mode as his work for their Dionne Warwick album, and his music for Minnie Riperton and Ramsey Lewis – with lots of groovy currents on the bottom and soaring strings on the top – sophisticated, but completely soulful too – at a level that nobody else can touch! Terry Callier wrote the original tunes "The Love We Had Stays On My Mind", "Freedom Means", "Melody Man", "Free & Easy", "Rather Be With You", and "It's All Up To You" – and the set also includes great remakes of "One Less Bell To Answer", "Make It With You", and "If You Go Away/Love Story". CD

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Rod McKuenBoy Named Charlie Brown ... CD
Columbia/Rambling (Japan), 1970. Used ... $14.99
A surprisingly weird and wonderful little record – one that features Rod McKuen's music for the film A Boy Named Charlie Brown, plus a few other tracks as well – all done in that slightly-broken style of Rod's we love so much! The aging poet McKuen might have seemed a strange choice to use for any sort of Peanuts film, but his raspy take on the title tune is really wonderful – almost a version of Charlie Brown that's an older alcoholic who's smoked most of his life – but still trying to sound slightly upbeat! This approach also follows on some of Rod's vocal work on a few tunes for the film Natalie with Henry Mancini – and even his instrumental work here is nice, with kind of a blue-tinged take on the territory of Vince Guaraldi. Titles include vocal numbers "Failure Face", "We", "Champion Charlie Brown", "A Boy Named Charlie Brown", and "Natalie" – plus instrumental tracks "Something For Snoopy", "I'll Catch The Sun", "Jean", and "Joanna" – as well as instrumentals of a few Charlie Brown tracks too. CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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Gianni FerrioAmico, Stammi Lontano Alemno Un Palmo (The Story Of Ben & Charlie) ... CD
Digitmovies (Italy), 1972. Used ... $9.99
A groovier than usual score for a spaghetti western – penned by Gianni Ferrio, and filled with some really great touches! The quality of the record comes across from the very first track – the English language vocal theme "Let It Rain Let It Pour", which almost has a Leonard Cohen sort of feel. And the following instrumental tunes change things up even more – bringing in a wide variety of complicated orchestrations that go past the usual western modes – and which feature some quirkier tunes and a few sparer, starker Italian-styled numbers – next to the more standard western dramatic fare. The CD features a total of 23 tracks in all– including a number of previously unissued bonus tracks – and titles include "El Compadrito", "Come Tanto Tempo Fa", "Gli Ultimi Due", "Controluce", "Sensazioni", "Ostinato Patetico", "Preludio E Azione", and "Ridendo E Scherzando". CD

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Ella FitzgeraldTwelve Nights In Hollywood (4CD set) ... CD
Verve/Hip-O Select, 1961/1962. Used 4 CDs ... $29.99
Massive music from Ella Fitzgerald – 4CDs worth of sublime small group recordings – all of them live, and all of them previously unissued! The set follows the same format of the Verve Ella In Hollywood album – recorded in a small club setting, with combo backing that really lets Fitzgerald open up and swing – inflecting the tunes with the kind of warmth and spontaneity that she brought to her famous live performances of the time – which were almost always more compelling than her studio sides, no matter how great those were too! The first 3CDs feature material from two weeks' worth of recording in May of 1961 – with backing from Jim Hall on guitar, Lou Levy on piano, Wilfred Middlebrooks on bass, and Gus Johnson on drums – and CD four features Ella returning to Hollywood for two more nights in 1962, with trio backing from Paul Smith on piano, Middlebrooks on bass, and Stan Levey on drums. There's a massive 77 tracks in all – handsomely package in a hardcover 7" square book – which also features beautiful color pages inside, lots of notes on the music, and design that's every bit as groovy as the old albums on Verve. Titles include "Joe Williams' Blues", "It's De-Lovely", "Lorelei", "I Can't Get Started", "Round Midnight", "Perdido", "Little White Lies", "Lover Come Back To Me", "Across The Alley From The Alamo", "Love For Sale", "Exactly Like You", "Mack The Knife", "Teach Me Tonight", "My Kind Of Boy", "It Had To Be You", "Hard Hearted Hannah", "All Of Me", and "Too Darn Hot/Ella's Twist". And, in case you're wondering, there's almost no repetition in the set at all – all discreet, unique tunes – not just the sort of rehash you might get in other concert box sets of this nature! CD
(Out of print.)

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Jimmy GiuffreJimmy Giuffre Quartet In Person ... LP
Verve, 1960. Very Good- ... $22.99
Pivotal work from the great Jimmy Giuffre – a live performance that's wonderfully poised between the spare, subtle sound of his late 50s trio, and some of his freer work to come in the 60s! The group here features frequent partner Jim Hall on guitar, as well as the great Buell Niedlinger on bass and Billy Osborne on drums – the latter of whom gives the record a slightly different sound than usual, considering that Giuffre often didn't work with a drummer! The drums bring in a bold sense of rhythm at times – creating a pulse that's taken up strongly by Giuffre on either tenor sax or clarinet – and followed by some of those wonderfully round basslines that Niedlinger was known for at the time. Other moments have the drums dropping out almost altogether – letting Hall's guitar guide the rhythm most strongly in that naturally swinging unison he developed with Jimmy on the pair's previous trio dates. Tracks are all longish, and quite exploratory – but never as free as Giuffre would sound a year later – and tunes include "The Crab", "We See", "Two For Timbuctu", "The Quiet Time", and "What's New". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing, with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has split seams lined with clear tape.)

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✨✧ Dave GrusinThree Days Of The Condor ... LP
Capitol, 1975. Very Good+ ... $33.99
An incredible soundtrack – one of the all-time greats of the 70s! Dave Grusin really outdid himself with this one – and created a sublime mix of sound, space, and spare funky beats that holds up wonderfully all the way through! The main theme steps around in a haunting mix of electric piano, basslines, and muted trumpets over strings – and lots of other tunes on the set follow the same format – taking the best of funky Morricone and Francis Lai, and giving it an even hipper American twist! Plus, most of Grusin's soundtrack work of this nature was never properly issued (like his great tunes for Barretta!) – and this rare album is one of the few that ever made it, however briefly, to the record racks! Titles include "Condor", "Yellow Panic", "Out To Lunch", "Flight Of The Condor", and "Flashback To Terror". Loads of great keyboards! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, surface wear, and a patch of stuck-on paper at the bottom on front.)

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Magic In ThreesAt Jody's/A Breezy Day ... 7-inch
Kings Underground, 2017. New Copy ... $9.99 11.98
There's a great break at the start of "At Jody's" – the kind you'd have to search hundreds of vintage records to find – and which is also followed by some completely wonderful slow-bumping bassline and wicked wangly guitar – almost like a slow-grooving number from the Shaft soundtrack! "Breezy Day" is a great funk track too – a bit chunkier, with a vibe that almost reminds us of Three Pieces' classic album on Fantasy! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited to just 300 copies!)

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Adam O'FarrillStranger Days ... CD
Sunnyside, 2016. Used ... $8.99
Trumpeter Adam O'Farrill's debut as a leader, and it's a strong one! Adam is the son of Cuban jazz piano great Arturo O'Farrill, but on Stranger Days, he's pretty firmly establishing his own identity in contemporary post-bop – keeping up the family tradition as a top notch player, rather than following the same stylistic path – not on this excellent debut for Sunnyside, anyway. Players include his brother Zack O'Farrill on drums, Chad Lefkowitz-Brown on sax, and Walter Stinson on bass. Titles include "A & R ITalian Eatery", Survival Instincts", Forget Everything You Learned At School", "The Courtroom", "Alligator Got The Blues", "Building The Metamorphosen Bridge", "Lower Brooklyn Botanical Union" and more. Great stuff! CD

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✨✧ Oscar PetersonOscar Peterson Plays The Cole Porter Song Book ... LP
Verve, 1959. Very Good+ ... $12.99
Cole Porter's tunes are great enough on their own, but Oscar really opens them up on this set – picking up the inherent rhythms in the numbers and really working them over – in a way that makes the outing one of the most lively in Peterson's songbook series for Verve! Oscar's fluid touch on the keys is perfect throughout – taking lots of chances, but always strongly following the melody – and rhythm accompaniment is from the usual team of Ray Brown on bass and Ed Thigpen on drums. Titles include "In The Still Of The Night", "Love For Sale", "It's All Right With Me", "Just One Of Those Things", "Night & Day", "It's De-Lovely", and "I Love Paris". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing, with deep groove.)

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Pink FloydEarly Years 1967 to 1972 – Cre/Ation ... CD
Sony, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $15.99
A really excellent collection of early work from Pink Floyd – material pulled from the huge Early Years box set, a special selection of the best of that treasure trove – presented here in a collection of 27 titles in all, 19 of which have never been released! If you don't know these pre-Dark Side Of The Moon years of the group, you're really in for a treat – as there's an earthier, grittier quality to Pink Floyd at this point – from the madness of the fuzzy early tracks with Syd Barrett, to the more extrapolated instrumental jams that followed, to some of the surprisingly intimate songs that came into play before the group achieved more oblique modes of presenting themselves. The set's got a number of tracks that were the special mixes for the film Zabriskie Point – including "Auto Scene (version 2)", "On The Highway)", "The Riot Scene", and "Looking At The Map" – and other titles include "Nothing (part 14)", "Flaming (BBC 1967)", "Interstellar Overdrive (live at The Paradiso 1969)", "Ummagumma Radio Ad", "Embryo (alt – BBC 1970)", "Atom Heart Mother Band Version (live in Montreux 1970", "Child Hood's End (2016 rmx)", and "Stay (2016 rmx)". CD

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Tom PrehnAxiom ... LP
Sonet/Rune Grammafon (Norway), 1963. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
One of the rarest free jazz albums of the European 60s scene – a set that was originally intended for release by Sonet Records, pressed up in test records for the musicians, then denied release because they felt that they'd already moved past the performance! Yet in the space of over 50 years, the music still sounds remarkably fresh – an early, striking, and stunning example of the way that the European avant jazz scene was not only overtaking the American one, but also providing the kind of energy that would be a key inspiration for artists like Albert Ayler or Cecil Taylor! Pianist Tom Prehn offers up a lot of the latter here – boundless piano lines that leap forward into space with a frenzied, yet tuneful approach – followed by tremendous tenor from Frits Krogh, a player we don't know at all – but who blows powerfully and soulfully, at a level that maybe even prefaces some of John Coltrane's more outside material to come. The rest of the group features Poul Ehlers on bass and Finn Slumstrup on drums – and the album features the full "Axiom (parts 1 & 2)" performance from the Sonet album! LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand numbered limited edition of 500!)

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Alice RussellMy Favourite Letters ... CD
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2005. Used ... $7.99
A brilliant set from one of the greatest voices in 21st Century soul – and a record that has Alice exploring even more territory than her first! Russell's got a sound that's effortlessly classic – one of those voices that grabs you like some lost jazz vocalist or soul singer from years past, but which isn't mired in any of the cliches of simple reproduction of style. Instead, she's teamed beautifully here with TJ Juke – who offers a range of different backdrops for Russell's unique voice – allowing her to sing playfully one moment, scat breezily the next, and hit some earthy, bluesy notes that really dig deep! Take our word, you'll be hearing plenty from Alice in years to come – and this album's a great place to start following her fame. Titles include "All Else Can Wait", "Humankind", "What We Want", "I'm Just Here", "Munkaroo", "All Over Now", "Remember To Forget", "To Know This", "A Fly In The Hand", "Mean To Me", and "High Up On The Hook". CD

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Timmy ThomasYou're The Song I've Always Wanted To Sing ... LP
Glades, 1974. Very Good ... $13.99
A Miami soul masterpiece from start to finish – and a lesser-known record from drum machine hit maestro Timmy Thomas! The album's got the feel of Timmy's classic Why Can't We Live Together album – but the overall sound is a bit fuller and richer, with a soulfulness that grabs us right away – and holds on through the entire set! Most of the tracks have that warm percolating early drum machine undercurrent that Timmy virtually pioneered at the time – followed by some great guitar work from Willie "Little Beaver" Hale, and some vocals from Timmy that sometimes have a nice deep soul feel. The album's worth it alone for the title track "You're The Song I've Always Wanted To Sing" – but the whole thing's great, and tracks include "Deep In You", "Let Me Be Your Eyes", "I've Got To See You Tonight", "One Brief Moment", "Ebony Affair", and "Deep In You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch & some light staining along the opening.)
Also available You're The Song I've Always Wanted To Sing (with bonus track) ... CD 19.99

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Timmy ThomasYou're The Song I've Always Wanted To Sing (with bonus track) ... CD
Glades/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $19.99
A Miami soul masterpiece from start to finish – and a lesser-known record from drum machine hit maestro Timmy Thomas! The album's got the feel of Timmy's classic Why Can't We Live Together album – but the overall sound is a bit fuller and richer, with a soulfulness that grabs us right away – and holds on through the entire set! Most of the tracks have that warm percolating early drum machine undercurrent that Timmy virtually pioneered at the time – followed by some great guitar work from Willie "Little Beaver" Hale, and some vocals from Timmy that sometimes have a nice deep soul feel. The album's worth it alone for the title track "You're The Song I've Always Wanted To Sing" – but the whole thing's great, and tracks include "Deep In You", "Let Me Be Your Eyes", "I've Got To See You Tonight", "One Brief Moment", "Ebony Affair", and "Deep In You". Features the bonus track "Sexy Woman". CD
Also available You're The Song I've Always Wanted To Sing ... LP 13.99

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VariousPsyche France Vol 3 – 1960 to 1970 (2017 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Warner (Italy), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $24.99
Fantastic French funk and psych – a very cool collection that goes way past the obvious hits of the 60s – to bring together some of the trippier tracks of the time! Despite the date range in the title, there's also some cuts here from the early 70s – the kind of wild numbers from a time when France was really breaking from some of the more familiar paths followed by American and British psych acts – as you'll hear on the set. There's loads here we'd never heard before – and titles include "Bungalow" by Triangle, "Mon Chameau" by Les Masters, "La Route" by Guy Skornik, "Wendy" by Rado Testen, "Elle Etait Belle" by Komintern, "La Petite Difference" by Jacques Filh, "L'Air Que Je Chante" by Papillon, "Les Aiguelles Du Temps" by Philippe Farre, "Rituel De Guerre" by Igor Wakhevitch, and "La Dame Deu" by Michel Zacha. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 1600 copies.)

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✨✧ Pink FloydEarly Years 1967 to 1972 – Cre/Ation ... CD
Sony, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really excellent collection of early work from Pink Floyd – material pulled from the huge Early Years box set, a special selection of the best of that treasure trove – presented here in a collection of 27 titles in all, 19 of which have never been released! If you don't know these pre-Dark Side Of The Moon years of the group, you're really in for a treat – as there's an earthier, grittier quality to Pink Floyd at this point – from the madness of the fuzzy early tracks with Syd Barrett, to the more extrapolated instrumental jams that followed, to some of the surprisingly intimate songs that came into play before the group achieved more oblique modes of presenting themselves. The set's got a number of tracks that were the special mixes for the film Zabriskie Point – including "Auto Scene (version 2)", "On The Highway)", "The Riot Scene", and "Looking At The Map" – and other titles include "Nothing (part 14)", "Flaming (BBC 1967)", "Interstellar Overdrive (live at The Paradiso 1969)", "Ummagumma Radio Ad", "Embryo (alt – BBC 1970)", "Atom Heart Mother Band Version (live in Montreux 1970", "Child Hood's End (2016 rmx)", and "Stay (2016 rmx)". CD
Also available Early Years 1967 to 1972 – Cre/Ation ... CD 15.99

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✨✧ ZappZapp ... LP
Warner, 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The classic first album by this legendary funky combo – a group who not only went onto change the sound of funk in the 80s, but also went onto have a huge impact on generations of hip hop as well! The album burns from the very first note – the wicked snapping funk of "More Bounce To The Ounce" – a tune that became the blueprint for a generation, and still sounds way better than the millions of copycat attempts that came out over the years! The record follows with some equally wicked bass/keyboard cuts – often with plenty of electro production touches too – thanks to sweeeet work in the studio from Bootsy Collins and Roger Troutman. Bootsy's presence is key, too – as the set kind of strips down the ensemble P-Funk vibe of the generation before – going for a lean, clean groove that's held up beautifully over the years! In addition to "More Bounce To The Ounce", the record also features the mellow steppers cut "Be Alright", which has a wonderful hook, and a great compressed modern soul sound – and other tracks include "Funky Bounce", "Freedom", and "Brand New Pplayer". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ Evan Parker/Derek Bailey/Han BenninkTopography Of The Lungs (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Incus/PSI (UK), 1970. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A landmark album in the British avant garde – the first set ever issued on Incus Records, and a monumental set of improvisations between Evan Parker on saxes, Hank Bennink on percussion, and Derek Bailey on guitar! The album followed from some great energy on the British scene of the previous few years – but went onto set the tone for countless other improvisations in years to come – especially in the way that Bailey's guitar is integrated into the sharper sounds of the saxes and drums. That blend may well be the record's strongest contribution to improvisation – but even without that historic status, it's still a hell of a set from some genius players at their height. Titles include "Dogmeat", "For Peter B & Peter K", "Fixed Elsewhere", and "Titan Moon". CD features two lost tracks from the original sessions – "Found Elsewhere 1" and "Found Elsewhere 2". CD

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✨✧ Tom PrehnAxiom 1 & 2 (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Sonet/Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1963. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
One of the rarest free jazz albums of the European 60s scene – a set that was originally intended for release by Sonet Records, pressed up in test records for the musicians, then denied release because they felt that they'd already moved past the performance! Yet in the space of over 50 years, the music still sounds remarkably fresh – an early, striking, and stunning example of the way that the European avant jazz scene was not only overtaking the American one, but also providing the kind of energy that would be a key inspiration for artists like Albert Ayler or Cecil Taylor! Pianist Tom Prehn offers up a lot of the latter here – boundless piano lines that leap forward into space with a frenzied, yet tuneful approach – followed by tremendous tenor from Frits Krogh, a player we don't know at all – but who blows powerfully and soulfully, at a level that maybe even prefaces some of John Coltrane's more outside material to come. The rest of the group features Poul Ehlers on bass and Finn Slumstrup on drums – and the album features the full "Axiom (parts 1 & 2)" performance from the Sonet album – plus a more contemplative number titled "Percussive Anticipations", recorded by the same group in 1966, and appearing here for the first time ever! CD
(Beautiful package – with a heavy Japanese-style paper sleeve!)
Also available Axiom ... LP 22.99
 
 
 



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