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✨✧ VariousMore Intensified! Original Ska 1963-67 Vol 2 ... LP
Mango, Mid/Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $12.99
An excellent, excellent compilation documenting the best music of the seminal Jamaican 60s scene! Before Steve Barrow would go on to help launch the boutique reggae reissue labels of the late 90s he helped assemble this astoundingly great collection of classic ska numbers with 16 bouncingly terrific number sin all,including "Six & Seven Books Of Moses" by the Maytals as the Vikings, "Dr Kildare","Lucky Seven", "Sucu Sucu" and "Dick Tracy" by the Skatalites, "Congo War" by Lord Brynner & The Sheiks, "Woman Come" by Marguerita, "Man In The Street" by Don Drummond, "What A Man Doeth" byEric Morris, "Miss Ska-Culation" and "Dr Ring-A-Ding" by Roland Al & the Soul Brothers, "Run Joe" by Stranger Cole, "The Great Wuga Wuga" by Sir Lord Comic, "Mount Zion" by Desmond Dekker & The Four Aces, "Marcus Junior" by the Soul Brothers and "Train To Skaville" by the Ethiopians. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)
 
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Big FourOriginal Big Four ... CD
King (Japan), 1959. Used ... $12.99
Great work from a group who definitely earn their name – as the quartet was one of the biggest and best groups in the Japanese jazz scene at the time! The lineup features brilliant tenor from Hidehiko Matsumoto – a player who's young here, starting a decades-long run in jazz, but already one of the best reed voices of his scene – wonderfully sharp, with this crisp tone that embraces modern elements of the American alto scene, yet which also comes across with a deep sense of soul as well! The gorup also features tight drums from George Kawaguchi, whose punch really makes things swing – as well as piano from Hachidai Nakamura and bass from Goh Ueda – both nicely swinging rhythm players too. Titles include "Lullaby Of Birdland", "Yesterdays", "Blues In The Closet", "The Carioca", and "Just One Of Those Things". CD
(Includes obi.)

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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
(Original multi-colored label pressing, with deep groove. Cover has a small mark from an old sticker, and just a bit of seam splitting.)

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Gallow StreetGallow Street EP ... LP
Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 2014. New Copy ... $11.99
A sweet mix of brass band styles, with a very contemporary touch – all played live in the studio, with an approach that's a bit like the Hypnotic Brass Band! Like those guys, Gallow Street reach for an older tradition, but bring it strongly into the 21st Century with inventive rhythms, unusual inflections on the horns, and an overall delivery that's as urgent as it is exotic – a really unusual flavor that graces the four instrumental tunes on the EP – "Rhino", "Mountain Smoke", "Blue Monday", and "Hudmo Medley". LP, Vinyl record album

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LighthouseSuite Feeling (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
RCA/Beatball (Korea), 1969. New Copy ... $14.99
A great title for this one – given that the album's got 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 arrangments for the record. Titles inlcude 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". CD

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✨✧ VariousTake It Easy – The Fab Four Go Loungecore ... CD
Castle (UK), 1960s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
The Beatles go easy – in a fab collection of loungecore versions! The set brings together 20 tracks from the 60s catalog of Pye Records, home to some of the best of the Brit Easy scene – and the tunes feature remakes of the Beatles' best, mostly tunes from the post-Revolver generation, all taken to whole new levels of sonic delight! Given the fact that the Beatles themselves were increasingly working with large orchestrations, especially on a record like Abbey Road, there's a bit more confluence here than you might expect – a genuinely cool sound that shows a strong love of the Beatles' sound, a real understanding of some of the styles they were getting at in their later work, yet also a desire to take the music to new places. Some tracks are instrumental, some have chorus vocals – and titles include "She Loves You", "Ticket To Ride", "Yesterday", "Nowhere Man", and "Here There & Everywhere" by Cyril Stapleton; "Long & Winding Road", "Let It Be", "Maxwell's Silver Hammer", "She's Leaving Home", and "Eleanor Rigby" by London Pops Orchestra; "Norwegian Wood" by Paraffin Jack Flash; "With A Little Help From My Friends" and "Hey Jude" by Tony Hatch; and "Fool On The Hill" and "Something" by Dennis Lopez Liquid Sound. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Big FourOriginal Big Four ... CD
King (Japan), 1959. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great work from a group who definitely earn their name – as the quartet was one of the biggest and best groups in the Japanese jazz scene at the time! The lineup features brilliant tenor from Hidehiko Matsumoto – a player who's young here, starting a decades-long run in jazz, but already one of the best reed voices of his scene – wonderfully sharp, with this crisp tone that embraces modern elements of the American alto scene, yet which also comes across with a deep sense of soul as well! The gorup also features tight drums from George Kawaguchi, whose punch really makes things swing – as well as piano from Hachidai Nakamura and bass from Goh Ueda – both nicely swinging rhythm players too. Titles include "Lullaby Of Birdland", "Yesterdays", "Blues In The Closet", "The Carioca", and "Just One Of Those Things". CD
Also available Original Big Four ... CD 12.99

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✨✧ Luiz BonfaIntrospection/The New Face Of Luiz Bonfa ... CD
RCA/Five Four, 1970/1971. New Copy ... Temporarily 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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✨✧ Georgie FameTwo Faces Of Fame/Third Face Of Fame ... CD
CBS/BGO (UK), 1967/1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
2 classic albums from British vocalist Georgie Fame – back to back on one CD! First up are Two Faces Of Fame – live and studio – as each side of the album was recorded in each mode! Side one features the Brit jazz vocalist swinging in a live set recorded in early 1967 – done with lots of Hammond organ in the lineup, and an overall style that picks up a lot from Ray Charles and Mose Allison, but filters it through the groovier beat group styles of 60s London. Side two is even better, and features Georgie singing in more of a jazz-based mode – with lineups that feature some striking players that include Tony Oxley, Peter King, Gordon Beck, and Tubby Hayes. Tracks include a wonderful take on Mongo Santamaria's "El Pussycat", plus the tunes "Do It The Hard Way", "It Could Happen To You", "C'Est La Vie", "River's Invitation", "Greenback Dollar Bill", and "Keep Your Big Mouth Shut". Third Face Of Fame is an even better album – one that has Fame moving past the swinging Mose Allison-inspired jazz vocal mode of earlier records, into a groovier style that picks up a range of different sounds! Georgie kicks off the album with his version of the ever-popular late 60s "Ballad Of Bonnie & Clyde" – and seems to use that tune as an excuse to explore a nice range of older jazz vocal approaches, including one tune that even has him reciting the lyrics in a Beatles-sounding monologue! Arrangements are by Harry South, with players that include Gordon Beck, John McLaughlin, Ronnie Scott, Tony Coe, and Ian Hammer – and titles include "Ballad Of Bonnie & Clyde", "Ask Me Nice", "When I'm Sixty Four", "Someone To Watch Over Me", "Blue Prelude", "Bullets Laverne", "This Is Always", "Mellow Yellow", and "Side By Side". CD

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✨✧ Humble PieComplete Performance – Rockin' The Fillmore (4CD set) ... CD
A&M/Omnivore, 1971. Used 4 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Some of the most hard-hitting work ever recorded by Humble Pie – and that's saying a lot, given the power of the group on other albums! The performance is very unbridled – really open-ended, at a level that showcases not just the mindbending early guitar talents of Peter Frampton (something you'd never guess if you only knew his hits), but also the raw power that Steve Marriott could unleash in the group – quite a change from his work with the Small Faces. The tunes include a number of non-Humble Pie tracks, given a raw bluesy workout on extended versions – and titles include "Four Day Creep", "Stone Cold Fever", "I'm Ready", "Rollin Stone", and "I Walk On Gilded Splinters". 4CD set features a huuuuge amount of material that's never been issued before – 15 more long tracks, pulled from all the Friday and Saturday shows that went into recording the album! CD

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✨✧ Various1969 Warner Reprise Record Show ... LP
Warner, 1969. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the grooviest of the groovy Warner label comps – with some great text in the true Warner ethos of the time, and four sides of music, titled "Soft Arty Underbelly Side", "Irreverent Hippie Creep & Rock & Roll Side", "Many Faces Of Pop", and "Jumpin On The Country Bandwagon". Titles include "Doin That Rag" by The Grateful Dead, "Music For Ice Capades Commercial" by Van Dyke Parks, "Yodellin Yippie" by The Fugs, "Electric Aunt Jemima" by Mothers Of Invention, "Yellow Man" by Randy Newman, "Hunter Gets Captured By The Game" by Ella Fitzgerald, "Day Song" by Sweetwater, "My American Skirt" and "Spoony's Wonderful Adventure" by Joni Mitchell, and "These Things Too" by Pearls Before Swine. LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing. Cover has ring & edge wear, split seams, and a large stain inside the gatefold.)

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✨✧ LighthouseSuite Feeling ... LP
RCA, 1969. Used ... Out Of Stock
A great title for this one – given that the album's got 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 arrangments for the record. Titles inlcude 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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing. Cover has ring & edge wear, a light scratch, a cut corner, and partial seam splitting.)
Also available Suite Feeling (LP sleeve edition) ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ Billy TaylorBilly Taylor With Four Flutes ... LP
Riverside, 1959. Used ... Out Of Stock
A great change of pace for Billy Taylor – and one of the most striking sessions he made in the 50s! As you'll guess from the title, the record features Taylor's piano along with four flutes – played by Frank Wess, Herbie Mann, Jerome Richardson, and Phil Bodner – working here both in group formation, and in solo mode – fluttering nicely with a cool jazzy sound that really prefaces lots of use of the instrument in the 60s! Another added bonus on the record is added congas from Chano Pozo on most tracks, making for a groovy Latinesque bounce. Titles include "Blue Shutters", "One For The Woofer", "The Song Is Ended", "Back Home", "No Parking", and "Lady Be Good". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer Productions pressing with the microphone logo and deep groove.)

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✨✧ VariousTraces Three ... LP
Recollection GRM (Germany), Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Lost work from the legendary GRM archives of electronic music – a selection of four shorter pieces that otherwise would have been lost to the shifting sands of time! Charles Clapaud delivers "Ruptures" at the start – a work that's filled with lots of short, sharp bursts of electronic sound – over deeper, darker, more continuous tones – at a level that's almost more tuneful than you'd guess from the title! "Hypnos" is part of a larger piece by Janez Maticic – and overall has a very spare, subtle feel – as electronic sounds and shapes bubble up from the bottom, make a brief appearance, and bubble back down. "Moulin Diabolique" is the longest piece in the set – created by Eugeniusz Rudnick with a mix of processed vocal sounds, which really give the feel of the title! Servio Tulio Marin is perhaps the most striking here – with lots of strong, almost noisy electronic textures on "Impresiones Fugitivas". LP, Vinyl record album
(Full notes, and a beautiful package as always from this great series!)
 
 
 



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