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Small FacesThere Are But Four Small Faces (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Immediate (UK), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
A seminal statement from the legendary Small Faces – a record that has them regrouping a bit, and finding a way to pack an incredible punch! The album's amazing right from the very first note – a perfect bridge between the ongoing mod energy of the London scene, and the psychedelic sounds in years to come – served up with a tight, compact, focused approach that still blows away most of the many groups it helped inspire! The group would dive into a heady psychedelic groove about a year later with incredible success on Ogden's Nut Gone Flake – but here, they're still riding on the walloping soul and R&B influences on this record – driving and tuneful, with some hints at the strange sounds to come in the freewheeling organ and occasional odd instrumentation. Released as Small Faces in the UK with an alternate title, cover and tracklist, but this version shares a number of the greatest tracks and includes a few others that are just as essential – titles include "Itchycoo Park", "Talk To You", "My May Of Giving", "I'm Only Dreaming", "Get Yourself Together", "Green Circles", "(Tell Me) Have You Seen Me", and "Here Come The Nice". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66Foursider ... LP
A&M, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic double-length collection of work by Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 – titled a "Foursider" because of the 2LP format! The package is overflowing with greatness by the group – and the extra space allows the set to include some real gems from the later A&M years – a time when the group were hitting the charts a bit less than before, and really deepening their Brazilian groove! These later tracks are all plenty darn great – and show echoes of changes going on in late 60s Brazilian music – not Tropicalia entirely, but some of the groovier moments at EMI/Odeon and Philips, with traces of influences from Edu Lobo, Marcos Valle, Jorge Ben, and Luiz Carlos Vinhas. 21 tracks in all – with titles that include "Ye Me Le", "After Sunrise", "Pais Tropical", "Crystal Illusions", "Mas Que Nada", "Bim Bom", "Look Of Love", "Chelsea Morning", "After Midnight", and their breakbeat version of "For What It's Worth". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring & edge wear and a bit of marker on back.)

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✨✧ Shirley HornShirley Horn Live At The Four Queens ... CD
Resonance, 1988. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Unissued live work from the great Shirley Horn – recorded in Las Vegas right before her big comeback recordings of the 90s – at a time when Shirley was hardly getting a chance to make an album! That lack of attention hardly matters to Horn, though – as she faces this performance with all of the class, charm, and undeniable soul of her bigger label material – both singing and playing piano with that unique sense of phrasing that made her a standout from the 60s onward – easily one of the coolest jazz talents of her generation – and an artist that we'd rank up there with Betty Carter, Abbey Lincoln, and a rare few others. The album's got a few especially nice long tracks – which have Shirley stretching out with great long solos on piano, too – in a trio that features Charles Ables on bass and Steve Williams on drums. Titles include "Meditation", "The Boy From Ipanema", "Hi Fly", "Just For A Thrill", "Blues For Big Scotia", "Lover Man", and "Isn't It Romantic". CD

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✨✧ Bixio-Frizzi-TemperaI Quattro Dell-Apocalisse/Sella D'Argento (Four Of The Apocalypse/Silver Saddle) (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1975/1978. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A strange soundtrack to an even stranger-sounding film about some crazy drifters in the old west! The film's got lots of groovy guitar-based tracks with kind of a light spacey sound, and some weird hippieish vocals in the background – a lot more tripped out than you might expect for the usual sort of spaghetti western, and almost handled with an approach that's lime some of the hipper American work of the mainstream at the time. The music is performed by Cook & The Benjamin Franklin Group – clearly a small group with guitars and keyboards, recorded in a way that's not entirely rockish, but which has some great sunny harmony vocals on a few of the best tracks. There's almost a Warner/Reprise vibe to the record at times – and titles include "Slow Violence", "Movin On", "Chaco", "Stubby", "Bunny Love Song", and "On The Traces Of Chaco". Silver Saddle is late entry into the Italian spaghetti western scene – and one of the few films of the genre directed by mostly-horror director Lucio Fulci! Fulci's working here with trio of composers Bixio-Frizzi-Tempera – who did such great work on the Four Horsemen soundtrack – as well as Canadian folk singer Ken Tobias, who sings in English on the title tune "Silver Saddle". The overall style is gentler and slightly more sentimental than the usual western score – penned with some complicated orchestrations from time to time, but usually an approach that features isolated guitar, harmonica, and percussion stepping out in western-styled themes. Titles include "A Cowboy & A Kid", "Silver Saddle", "Hot Lands", "In The Desert", "Two Friends", and "Cantina Guitar No 2". Each CD has a nubmer of bonus tracks, too! CD

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MatchNew Light ... LP
RCA, 1969. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A Sunshine Pop treasure – and a record that perfectly straddles a few different strands of late 60s pop! The quintet have fabulous harmonies – of the sort rooted in The Four Freshmen, and given a sunny finish by The Beach Boys – but they also move here in a way that prefaces soft rock modes of the decade to come – working in arrangements from Jack Pleis that still have plenty of jazz and pop, but which also compress things in a cool way too – giving the whole album a sublime sound that's really unique! The album's not exactly like the Roger Nichols & The Small Circle of Friends, but it's definitely got a similar vibe – and no surprise, the group start things off with a great version of "Don't Take Your Time". Other tracks include "Where Do I Go", "Mornin I'll Be Movin On", "The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter", "Love Years Coming", "A Time For Us", and "Free & Easy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ VariousFab Gear – The British Beat Explosion & Its Aftershocks 1963 to 1967 (6CD set) ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy 6CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A deep deep look at a side of the British 60s scene that didn't always make big waves here in the US – but one that had a huge influence on UK sounds for years to come! The mighty book-like package documents the rich stream of sounds that exploded during the beat group years – a moment that was partly graced by some of the names that we'd know here as the Brit Invasion, but which soon moved off into much more expansive sounds that include mod moments, freakbeat grooves, and a fair bit of tunes influenced by American jazz and soul! The 6CD set features a whopping 165 tracks in all, plus a huge booklet of notes – and a number of the tracks are pulled from the Pye Records catalog – one of the most important Brit labels of the period – but the set also includes lot of bits from elsewhere too. Includes work by The Rogers, Marmalade, The Baskervilles, The Web, The Mighty Atoms, Glenda Collins, The Mike Stuart Span, Bobbi Rio & The Revelles, Carl Wayne & The Vikings, The Mike Cotton Sound, Ray Singer, Marilyn Powell, Just Four Men, Twinkle, Tony Jackson, The Cops N Robbers, Major Rowley, Paddy Klaus & Gibson, David Bowie & The Lower Third, The Lancastrians, New Faces, The Limeys, Mick & Malcolm, Kind, Episode Six, and many others! CD

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✨✧ VariousJon Savage's 1965 – The Year The 60s Ignited ... CD
Ace (UK), 1965. New Copy 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An explosion of groundbreaking sounds from the 60s – all records issued in the magical year of 1965 – with a fresh vibe that would influence years of soul, psych, and garage styles to come! Jon Savage has already given us two other great year-based collections on Ace, but this one might be one of his most impressive – given that most folks tend to overlook the musical power of 1965, in favor of bigger explosions later in the 60s – but all of which were inspired by these earlier moments of fire! You'll definitely recognize some of the tunes here, but with his usual genius, Jon Savage has a way of mixing the familiar with the obscure – coming up with new ways to put everything together, and really opening up our ears in the process. As with previous volumes, the notes are huge – with plenty of details on the sounds within – and the 2CD package features a whopping 48 tracks in all – with titles that include "You've Got To Hide Your Love Away" by The Silkie, "Concrete & Clay" by Unit Four Plus Two, "I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better" by The Byrds, "Buttermilk (part 1)" by Sly, "Boot Leg" by Booker T & The MGs, "Fortune Teller" by Tony Jackson with The Vibrations, "That's The Way It's Got To Be" by The Poets, "Come & Stay With Me" by Marianne Faithful, "See My Friends" by The Kinks, "Too Many People" by The Leaves, "I've Got Mine" by The Small Faces, "The Duck" by Jackie Lee, "The Story Of John Hardy" by Sir Douglas Quintet, "We Sell Soul" by The Spades, "Blow Your Mind" by The Gas Co, "You Just Gotta Know My Mind" by Karen Verros, "Can You Hear Me" by Lee Dorsey, "London Town" by Pretty Things, "Are You A Boy Or Are You A Girl" by The Barbarians, "I'm Alive" by The Hollies, "Leaving Here" by The Birds, and "Twine Time" by Alvin Cash & The Crawlers. CD

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✨✧ Luiz BonfaIntrospection/The New Face Of Luiz Bonfa ... CD
RCA/Five Four, 1970/1971. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Great guitar from Luiz Bonfa – two albums that have the bossa legend moving way past his roots! Introspection has Bonfa recording in New York – a superb solo guitar session that has him playing the instrument as a "miniature orchestra", shading in a rich array of colors, tones, and harmonic spaces through his expert manipulation of the strings. There's still a bit of his earlier bossa phrasing in the record – but it mostly shows Bonfa as a richly talented individual on his instrument, moving past simple instrumental modes into virtuoso territory! Titles include "Adventure In Space", "Reflections", "Enchanted Mirror", "Concerto For Guitar", and "Rain". New Face Of Luiz Bonfa is a wickedly wonderful record from Luiz Bonfa – one that has his bossa-inflected guitar style supported by larger arrangements by Marty Manning. The feel is kind of bossa meets 60s easy meets early CTI – as Manning's work reminds us a lot of the larger orchestrations penned by Don Sebesky or Claus Ogerman at the end of the 60s, a perfect foil for the tighter guitar work of Bonfa – making the album one of the best showcases of his style from the time! Tracks include "Helicopter 274", "Window Girl", "Peixe Bom", "Salvador", and "Africana" – and the record sounds like a lost 70s Italian soundtrack! CD

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✨✧ LighthouseLighthouse/Suite Feeling/Peacing It All Together ... CD
RCA/BGO (UK), 1969/1970. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A trio of albums by this very unique group – all brought together in one mighty nice package! First up is the self-titled Lighthouse album – the first record by Lighthouse – a strange band that's always incredibly hard to peg, but who have a sound that we always end up liking a lot! The group mix together folk rock styles with a touch of soul and funk – going for some nice grooves that build up from lots of drum work and airy vocal production, touched here by lots of horns, in a style that's a bit like Blood Sweat & Tears, but a lot lot cooler! This first album is something of a landmark in the jazz/rock vein – and titles include "Never Say Goodbye", "Follow The Stars", "Mountain Man", "Whatever Forever", "Marsha Marsha", and a great cover of "Eight Miles High". Suite Feeling is a record with a full, spacious sound – one that definitely lives up to the "suite feeling" you'd expect! The style here is even more sophisticated than on the group's debut – still a mix of jazzy horns and rockish rhythms, but fused together even more perfectly – but with a leanness that's a good contrast to some of the more overblown groups of the same generation! There's just the right balance here to allow some standout solos – on horns, natch, but also some sweet Hammond too – and a young Howard Shore is also in the group on alto sax, and handled some of the arrangements for the record. Titles include a great version of "A Day In The Life" – plus originals "Taking A Walk", "Could You Be Concerned", "Chest Fever", "Feel So Good", "Places On Faces Four Blue Carpet Traces", and "What Sense". Last up is Peacing It All Together – maybe the most complex album so far from Lighthouse – a set that begins with some great heavy drums, then rolls into the group's trademark blend of jazzy riffing, rocking rhythms, and soaring arrangements! There's a bit more Sunshine Pop in Lighthouse compared to some of their contemporaries in the jazz rock world at the start of the 70s – no attempts to be unnaturally soulful in the lyrics, nor too posturing either – and instead, there's almost a vocal gentleness that makes for a nice counterpoint to the full instrumental modes of the large horn-heavy ensemble. A few cuts get nice and funky, and titles include "Nam Myoho Renge Kyo/Let The Happiness Begin", "The Country Song", "Sausalito", "The Fiction Of Twenty Six Million", "On My Way To LA", and "Daughters & Sons". CD

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✨✧ VariousPraise Poems 4 – A Journey Into Deep Soulful Jazz & Funk From The 1970s ... LP
Tramp (Germany), 1970s. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
Funky folk, jazzy soul, and lots more righteous sounds from the 70s – all served up here in a massive fourth volume of this wonderful series! Praise Poems virtually defines a genre unto itself – music that's between spaces, scenes, and styles – and which borrows from the best around the edges, then makes something rich and new in the process – as you'll hear from the assortment of ultra-rare cuts on the set! This is music we never would have discovered otherwise – and we dig through a lot of obscure indie records from the 70s – and the way the tunes work together is perfect, and really presents a color-blind approach to the new range of hip sounds that was bubbling in the underground in the years after the summer of love. And don't let the new age-styled cover put you off, because the music definitely has a bite – on titles that include "You Need Love" by The PTS, "Goodbye Rainbow" by Michael Dues, "He Is Gone" by Scott Williams, "Black Child" by Morris Dow & Eastern Sound, "Sittin High" by Joe Lee Wilson, "Swingin The Down Home Blues" by Tommy Palmer Trio, "Iceland Land Of The Micemen" by Nicodemus, "Bamboo & Rice" by Bill Osborn, "Muddy Water" by Arrie Mae Morton Trio, "Moon Child" by Scott Cunningham Band, and "Herby's Tune" by The Three Souls. LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ Alceu Valenca70 (Molhado de Suor/Vivo/Espelho Cristalino/Saudade de Pernambuco) (180 gram 4LP set) ... LP
Som Livre/Polysom (Brazil), Late 70s. New Copy 4LP ... Out Of Stock
Important early work from underground Brazilian legend Alceu Valenca – four albums served up in a beautiful box set! First up is Molhado De Suor – done with a nicely northern Brazil sound that involves plenty of acoustic percussion, guitar, and nice use of flute and craviola! The style here is almost a sophistication of earlier forro modes – done in a style that has traces of the Minas Geraes approach to songwriting and production, but a simpler, earthier feel overall. It's hard to peg this one accurately, but there's a simple genius here that's immediately compelling! Titles include "Borboleta", "Punhal De Prata", "Dia Branco", "Pedras De Sal", "Chutando Pedras", "Molhando De Suor", and "Mensageira Dos Anjos". Next is Vivo – a great live presentation of the 70s genius of Alceu Valenca – one that really keeps the organic feel of his best work in the studio, while adding in some of the spontaneity and warmth of a concert! Valenca plays acoustic guitar and sings amidst a smallish group that includes Ze Ramalho on ukulele and guitars, plus added flute, bass, and percussion – all used to build up the songs slowly and earthily, with that great mix of progressive and folksy styles we love in his work. Titles include "Descida Da Ladeira", "Voce Pensa", "Sol E Chuva", "Casamento Da Raposa Com O Rouxinol", and "Pontos Cardeais". Next is Espelho Cristalino – one of the important 70s albums from Alceu Valenca – with titles that include "Agalpoado", "Espelho Cristalino", "Eu Sou Voce", "Sete Leguas", and "A Danca Das Borboletas". Last up is the incredible Saudade De Pernambuco – a fantastic late 70s album from underground Brazilian legend Alceu Valenca – and a set that follows in the same tradition of exile as earlier albums by Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil! The set was recorded in Paris, and has a sound that's maybe even earthier and stripped-down than some of Valenca's albums from a few years before – lots of percussion in the rhythms, entrancing guitar lines, and lyrics that are beautifully expressive, but never overdone – with a sensitivity that we find stunning, and which may make the record one of Alceu's most immediately appealing. There's a sense of sadness that lies in the music at much deeper levels than hinted at by the titles – but there's also a complexity of acoustic instrumentation and voice that creates a lightness, too – a richer, more sophisticated sound – but without any attempt to polish the music or overproduce it – a bit like Joyce at her best. Titles include "Cana Caiana", "Apoena", "Por Toda La", "Tres Galeras", "Saudade De Pernambuco", and "Como Nos Sonhos Fatais". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Rocky ColeSmooth & Rocky – Rocky Cole Plays & Sings With The Al Cohn Orchestra ... LP
Roulette, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A cool kind of set – of the sort that you'd probably only find on the Roulette label! Rocky Cole's both a singer and a pianist – surprisingly soulful and fluid as the latter, and nicely raspy and personal as the former – a nice change from the usual, and a perfect example of the kind of talent that flourished strongly in the postwar years, but never got its due many decades later. Rocky's got a cool sort of confidence that's great – and which places him in the territory of other vocalists like Frankie Randall or Steve Allen, although he sounds unlike either – maybe a bit more in the territory of Chico Randall, who also did a sings/plays session like this for Roulette. Backings are by the orchestra of Al Cohn, and Al clearly solos a bit on the set – but also works in a "four brothers" group with Zoot Sims and Frank Sokolow on other tenors, and Steve Pearlow on baritone. Titles include "Will You Still Be Mine", "Little Girl", "I Can't Get Started", "The Late Late Show", "Caravan", "Let's Do It", and "C'Est La Vie". LP, Vinyl record album
(Color bar label pressing with deep groove. Cover has half split seams and a mark from sticker removal.)

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CreationAction Painting ... CD
Numero, Late 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $23.99 29.98
One of the great lost groups of the UK scene of the 60s – not lost to UK audiences, or to hipsters over the generations – but still an act that never made the impact on these shores that they should! The Creation are step in step right up there with early material by The Who or Small Faces – and share a similar groundbreaking re-fusion of American roots into a new London groove – all with searing guitars, clever wordplay, and a cutting-edge spirit that may well have kept them off our charts – but which makes them so great to discover all these many years later. You might have caught a few of their songs over the years – thanks to soundtrack placement from directors like Wes Anderson, or covers by many of their bigger fans. This 2CD set features 46 tracks in all, with remastering overseen by original producer Shel Talmy – and the set includes early sides by The Mark Four, some alternate takes, and even new mixes – plus an 80 page hardcover book with scores of photos, other images, session and discographical details, and a new essay too. CD
Also available Action Painting ... LP 23.99

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CreationAction Painting ... LP
Numero, Late 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $23.99 29.98
One of the great lost groups of the UK scene of the 60s – not lost to UK audiences, or to hipsters over the generations – but still an act that never made the impact on these shores that they should! The Creation are step in step right up there with early material by The Who or Small Faces – and share a similar groundbreaking re-fusion of American roots into a new London groove – all with searing guitars, clever wordplay, and a cutting-edge spirit that may well have kept them off our charts – but which makes them so great to discover all these many years later. You might have caught a few of their songs over the years – thanks to soundtrack placement from directors like Wes Anderson, or covers by many of their bigger fans. This 2LP set features 24 tracks in all, with remastering overseen by original producer Shel Talmy – and the set includes early sides by The Mark Four, mono versions, and new stereo mixes– plus a 16 page book with scores of photos, other images, session and discographical details, and a new essay too. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Action Painting ... CD 23.99

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Ahmad JamalJamal At The Penthouse (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Argo/Universal (Japan), 1959. Used ... $14.99
A compelling title – as the record was recorded at Nola Penthouse Studios in New York, one of the hippest places to lay down tracks at the time – but the cover shows an image of the Playboy building in Chicago, famous from the TV show Playboy's Penthouse, Hugh Hefner's first foray into television! The actual music is equally compelling too – as the record is one of Ahmad's first non-trio sessions, and features some great larger arrangements from Joe Kennedy – backing the trio of Jamal, Vernel Fournier, and Israel Crosby with some light strings that create a wonderfully dreamy feel! Ahmad's piano glides along wonderfully in such a setting – set free a bit more than usual, and really sounding great on tracks that include "Ivy", "Comme Ci, Comme Ca", "Tangerine", "Never Never Land", "Ahmad's Blues", and "Seleritus". CD
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✨✧ Frank DeVolHustle/The Longest Yard (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Quartet (Spain), 1974/1975. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Two sweet 70s soundtracks from Frank DeVol – both done for classic Burt Reynolds film! DeVol's usually in sleepier territory – at least on his soundtracks of the 60s – but on Hustle, he really lives up to the 70s spirit of the film – and tips in a bit of disco and a bit of jazz from time to time – grooving up his bigger orchestrations in ways that aren't entirely funky, but still a great change from before – even on some of the mellower moments. Titles include "Psychedelicatessen", "First Muzak", "Theme From Hustle", "Transistor Source", "Scanty Land", "Make Up", "Brandied", "Two Faces", "Race Against Time", and "No Name Gun". The Longest Yard has a score that's maybe more in the serious DeVol side of the spectrum – with a few country twangs here and there, to emphasize the southern prison setting of the story – used playfully, at a level that shows DeVol's experience with a richer narrative. Titles include "Caretaker's Death", "Muck & Mire/Muck & Mirth", "Rocky Mountain Heart", and "Sneaky Man/Walking With The Warden". CD features bonus tracks – three more from Hustle, including an alternate of "Psychedelicatessen", and "A Man & A Woman" – and four more from The Longest Yard. CD
(Limited edition of 1000!)

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