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GimmicksGimmicks In Acapulco ... LP
Karussell (Japan), 1971. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
No doubt about it – these guys are groovy! Groovy like Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 – with a sweet male/female harmony vocal style, applied here to a mixture of bossa nova tunes and 60s pop numbers, recorded in Mexico by this Swedish combo, with a sound that would make A&M weep! There's a great selection of tunes on the package that keep things nice and fresh – fresher than Sergio Mendes, even – as the tracks run from a cover of "California Soul", to obvious numbers like "Wave" and "Mas Que Nada", to lesser-known gems like "Good Old Brandy On The Rocks", "Coco Loco Samba", "Honeymoon In Las Brisas", and "Acapulco Sunset". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing.)
 
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Greyboy AllstarsInland Emperor ... LP
MRI, 2013. New Copy ... $15.99 16.99
Damn great work from the Greyboy Allstars – a record that's deeper, hipper, and more rewarding than we ever remember from the group – a rich blend of jazz and funk, without any tricks or gimmicks at all! The playing of the members has really deepened a lot since the last album – and there's a soulful sensibility here that may finally rank them right up there with the 70s legends who inspired their sound – especially in the case of Karl Denson's work on sax and flute, and Robert Walter's keyboards! There's also some occasional vocals on the record, but often pressed down into the grooves, in this cool electric way – and which also still leaves most of the focus on the instrumentation. Surprisingly great – with titles that include "Profundo Grosso", "Old Crow", "Bomb Pop", "Inland Emperor", "Diminishing Blackness", "Trashtruck", "Better Get A Jump On It", and "Bitch Inside Me". LP, Vinyl record album

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Marina MachadoTempo Quente ... CD
EMI (Brazil), 2008. Used ... $9.99
A great debut from Maria Machado – a set that's produced by Milton Nascimento, but with a vibe that's a lot fresher than most of his own recent work! At some level, Maria's a contemporary bossa singer – but at another, she's working with a wide palette of sounds and colors – bits of acoustic guitar mixed with electronics, filtered through a playfully progressive approach to songwriting, and all topped by her own sweet lead vocals. There's a sound here that's contemporary, but free from some of the gimmicks of other singers like Maria – and the album features guest appearances from Nascimento and Seu Jorge. Titles include "Grilos", "Otimismo", "Disco Vaodor", "Seu Olhar", "Loa", "Assim", "Lilia", "Discovery", and "Simplesmente". CD

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PachecoArtist ... CD
Fania, 1977. New Copy ... $9.99 13.98
Johnny Pacheco's still one hell of an artist well into these late 70s years of his career – one of the key talents in the transformation of the New York Latin sound in the early 60s, and still equally vibrant in his work for the younger generation too! The album's got that cool, cooking sound that always made Pacheco's work so great – a small combo dedication to rhythms first, and other instrumentation second – piano, percussion, and basslines tide up beautifully at the bottom – all topped with some brassy flourishes, and lots of strong lead vocals from Hector Casanova! Pacheco's a master of understatement throughout – no tricks, gimmicks, or nods to the contemporary dancefloor styles – but that's what makes the album a killer – on cuts that include "La Yerba Brava", "Ileana", "Tu No Sabes Na", "Amarra El Perro", "El Inventor", and "Corso Y Montuno". CD

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Don PattersonWhy Not ... LP
Muse, 1978. Very Good ... $4.99
Later work from Don Patterson – but a record that still shows him in fine fine form! The tunes are all long and spacious – no gimmicks, just straight ahead soul jazz, in that beautiful back-to-basics mode that Muse was using with Charles Earland around the same time. The group's a quintet – bigger than usual for Patterson – with Don on the Hammond, plus Bootsie Barnes on tenor, Eddie McFadden on guitar, Virgil Jones on trumpet, and Idris Muhammad on drums. Titles include "Aries", "Why Not", "Three Miles Out", and "Freddie Tooks Jr". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has some wear)

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Tito PuenteMambo Diablo ... CD
Concord, 1985. Used ... $6.99
A stone cooker from Tito Puente's great back to basics years of the 80s – a time when he was really moving towards the Latin jazz of his roots – working without any singers, or any contemporary gimmicks, and letting loose with tight combos and top-line jazz players! This set features Puente on vibes, timbales, and percussion – grooving nicely with the great Sonny Bravo on piano, whose bold lines definitely help shape the grooves – giving them plenty of New York 60s pulse, alongside work by Jimmy Frisuara on trumpet and trombone, Mario Rivera on soprano and tenor, and Ray Gonzalez on trumpet. Bobby Rodriguez handles bass, and Johnny "Dandy" Rodriguez brings in added percussion with congalero Jose Madara – and tracks include "Take Five", "Mambo Diablo", "Pick Yourself Up", "Eastern Joy Dance", "China", and "No Pienses Asi". CD

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Pharoah SandersTauhid/Jewels Of Thought ... CD
Impulse (Germany), 1967/1969. New Copy ... $11.99
Two Pharoah Sanders classics – back to back on a single CD! Tauhid is one of the first moments of genius from a young Pharoah Sanders – a set that builds on the energy of John Coltrane's Love Supreme generation – but takes it in a much more expansive direction! The album's got a sense of majesty that's years ahead of its time – righteous, positive, spiritual jazz that flows out with a timeless power, and a quality that almost out-Coltrane's Coltrane! All tracks are long, expressive, and freely flowing – building with a very organic sense of energy – totally free from any gimmicks or cliche. Players include Dave Burrell on piano, Henry Grimes on bass, and Sonny Sharrock on guitar – and Pharoah plays alto, tenor, and piccolo – and even vocalizes a bit. The album begins with the amazing "Upper & Lower Egypt" – which is a perfect illustration of the two sides of Pharoah's genius – free/out & spiritual/modal – and other titles include "Japan", and "Capricorn Rising". Jewels Of Thought is a wonderful reunion of Pharoah Sanders and vocalist Leon Thomas – and a set that captures a lot of the same energy as the pair's previous record – Karma! Thomas' vocals are in wonderful form for the set – stretching out soulfully on the extended classic "Hum-Allah-Hum-Allah-Hum-Allah" – a title that has much of the same grace and power as "The Creator Has A Master Plan. The rest of the players on the date include Lonnie Liston Smith on piano, Richard Davis and Cecil McBee on basses, and Idris Muhammad and Roy Haynes on drums – and unusually enough, each of the double bassists and drummers gets their own channel of sound to work with! The other long track on the album is the extended "Sun In Aquarius" – which is a bit more outside, but still pretty great! CD

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SecretsInfatuation – Singles & Demos 1966 to 1968 ... CD
Grapefruit (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $14.99
Great early work from The Secrets – a UK group that features early contributions from later singer/songwriter Clifford T Ward – but in a style that's much more group-oriented overall! Ward's already a hell of a songwriter – and loads of the cuts here are under-discovered nuggets that sparkle at a level that only a rare few Brit records of this time can do – sweet, but never poppy – clever, but never too much so – and often with a heartfelt, emotional candor that we might link to the best by The Hollies and Zombies. And in fact, there's an instant charm here that definitely recalls Hollies at their best – a way of doing a heck of a lot with just a little, and really bringing forth special qualities in the tunes without resorting to overdone gimmicks or studio interference – although the production here is pretty darn groovy too. The collection features loads of singles from the group, plus rare demos and unreleased tracks – all with richly detailed notes in the best Cherry Red tradition. Titles include "Infatuation", "She's Dangerous", "Such a Pity", "I Suppose", "Sympathy", "I Think I Need The Cash", "The Gloria Bosom Show", "Looking Down The Glass", "The Same Applies To You", "Teacher", and "I Intend To Please". CD

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Horace SilverHorace-Scope (non-RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1960. Used ... $4.99
Early 60s magic from Horace Silver – working here at the height of his youthful powers! The album's a perfect example of the sound that Silver created while at Blue Note – a lyrically melodic approach to soul jazz, but one that was able to open up the rhythms past stock riffs and gimmicks – and grow into a magnificent sound that never failed to excite! The group on the set is perfect – with Junior Cook on tenor, Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Gene Taylor on bass, and the incredible Roy Brooks on drums – and the tunes sparkle with wit, warmth, and imagination throughout! Titles include "Where You At", "Without You", "Horace-Scope", "Nica's Dream", "Strollin", and "Yeah!". CD
(Out of print.)

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Irma ThomasWoman's Viewpoint – The Essential 1970s Recordings ... CD
Kent (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
A lesser-known side of Irma Thomas' career – especially when compared to her legendary soul recordings of the 60s – but a package that showcases a whole new range of her talents! The tracks on this set are pulled from a variety of 70s recordings done by Irma for labels that include Fungus, Canyon, RCS, and Roker – and most are in a deeper soul mode than before, with rootsy touches that move past the more polished backgrounds of Thomas' work in the 60s – really emphasizing the harder sound of her excellent vocals. Jerry "Swamp Dogg" Williams produced a good number of tunes in the collection, but all are taken straight, soulful, and southern – with none of the gimmicks of his own work, and a good earthy approach that's similar to Williams' contemporaneous productions for Doris Duke. 19 tracks in all, with full notes on this stretch of Irma's career – and a set list that includes "In Between Tears", "She'll Never Be Your Wife", "These Four Walls", "You're The Dog", "Turn My World Around", "I'm So In Love", "A Woman Left Lonely", "Zero Willpower", "Safe With Me", "Looking Back", and "We Won't Be In Your Way Anymore". CD

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Marty PaichBroadway Bit ... CD
Warner (Japan), 1959. New Copy ... About June 29, 2016
Marty Paich takes on a host of Broadway tunes from the 50s – but as always with his best work, the result is something quite far from its roots – an amazing batch of jazzy instrumentals that owes very little to the original conception of the tunes! Paich's got an incredible ear for arrangements here – one that manages to make a large ensemble swing with even more dynamic modes than some of his 50s LA contemporaries, but never in ways that fall into some of the more hi-fi oriented tricks or gimmicks of the time. There's always great space for solo voices and personal feelings in the music – which is important, given that the lineup includes Art Pepper on alto, Bill Perkins on tenor, Jimmy Giuffre on baritone, and Stu Williamson on trumpet – not to mention the legendary Scott LaFaro on bass. Titles include "I Love Paris", "I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face", "It's All Right With Me", "Just In Time", "Lazy Afternoon", "If I Were A Bell", and " Younger Than Springtime". CD

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Charlie WhiteheadSongs To Sing – The Charlie Whitehead Anthology ... CD
Kent (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... About July 1, 2016
A long-overdue collection of work by one of the hippest singers in the Swamp Dogg stable of the 70s – rootsy vocalist Charlie Whitehead, whose sound was often bolder than Swamp Dogg's own! All the work here was produced and co-written by Jerry "Swamp Dogg" Williams in the early 70s – in a blend of southern soul and funk that's quite a bit like his own recordings, but which has an earthier, more honest sound overall – more back to basics, and without some of the gimmicks that sometimes mar Swamp's own work. CD features 21 tracks recorded both under Charlie's name and under the group Raw Spitt – but all have Whitehead as vocalist, and titles include "Raw Spitt", "Songs To Sing", "Midnight Rider", "I Dig Black Girls", "This Old Town", "Sweet Bird Of Success", "Excuses", "That Ain't My Wife", "Between The Lines", "Predicament #3", "Gazelle", "Help", "The BB King", and "Shaft's Mama". CD

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Barney KesselTo Swing Or Not To Swing – Barney Kessel Vol 3 ... LP
Contemporary, 1955. Very Good- ... Just Sold Out!
Given Barney's touch on the guitar, you can bet that a record like this hardly could claim "not to swing" – and the session's a tight groover done in a way that clearly marks Kessel as one of the best guitar talents of his generation! The recording quality of the album is wonderful – and Kessel's right up front in the mix, often varying his tone slightly from track to track – in a way that makes for a wider voice on the session, but one that's also free from gimmicks. Other players include Bill Perkins, Jimmy Rowles, Georgie Auld, and Harry Edison – and titles include "Contemporary Blues", "Happy Feeling", "Begin The Blues", "Wail Street", "Don't Blame Me", and "Moten Swing". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original yellow label pressing with deep groove. Cover has splitting on the spine.)

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✨✧ Beach BoysSmiley Smile ... LP
Brother/Capitol, 1967. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The slimmed-down, single LP effort that Capitol issued after the collapse of the legendary Smile album – and a pretty sublime set nonetheless! Sure, some might argue that you can't enjoy Brian Wilson's genius until you've listened to 20 bootlegs of the sessions with dozens of takes on the tunes – but honestly, this slim little set is more than enough to prove to us that the man's a genius – and it's filled with really wonderful tunes that still stand as some of the most incredible moments in 60s pop! Production is amazing, vocals are wonderful, and the quick changes of theme and setting really keep things interesting – all without making us feel like we're getting hit over the head with some cheap gimmicks. Titles include "Vegetables", "Heroes & Villains", "Fall", "Little Pad", "With Me Tonight", and "Wind Chimes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label Capitol mono reissue pressing.)

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✨✧ Rahsaan Roland KirkReturn Of The 5000 Lb Man ... LP
Warner, 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful late chapter in the jazz journey of Rahsaan Roland Kirk – and an album of subtle genius that's really opened up to us over the years! The setting here isn't as "hit you over the head" as on some of Kirk's Atlantic Records – because at one level, the tunes are mostly straight, and free of gimmicks – yet also still manage to conjure up the warmth, spirit, and soul that Roland brought to his best work. There's a slightly electric vibe running through some of the tunes, thanks to keyboards from Hilton Ruiz – and the album also benefits from organ work by Trudy Pitts and guitar from Billy Butler – both of whom are wonderfully restrained, in a way that matches the subtlety of the entire conception of the set. Titles include "Theme For The Eulipions", which features a great recitation from Betty Neals, plus cool chorus vocals – and other titles include "Goodbye Porkpie Hat", "Giant Steps", "Loving You", and "I'll Be Seeing You". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Linda Lovelace & OthersDeep Throat Anthology Parts 1 & 2 ... CD
Light In The Attic, 1972/1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A new issue of the classic porn funk soundtrack – now with the addition of music from Deep Throat II! Deep Throat is one of the most famous porn films from the early 70s – a runaway hit that made porn star Linda Lovelace a household name at the time. But over and above the nudie images and clit-in-the-throat gimmick that got the films so much press, both movies actually had some great music too – recorded anonymously for the films, but with a quality level that really makes them stand out. The instrumentals have a perfect porno groove to them – lots of slinky guitar, bass, and drums – topped with warm keyboards that snake around like some pleasure-driven blonde on the satin sheets of a shag-rugged motel room. And some of the tunes are vocal numbers – with a silly, sexy approach that's really great – and which only further serves to play up the gimmicks of the movies! If you've purchased the previous issue of some of the music from the first film – throw it out – because the audio quality for this edition is much improved – remastered from the original reels – and it comes in a great package with 24-page booklet and liner notes by Ron Jeremy! The music from the second film is presented first, then followed by the full score of the first film – presented with additional dialogue bits as well! 20 tracks in all, with titles that include "She's Got To Have It", "Deeper & Deeper", "La La La", "Latino", "Deep Throat", "Saxy", "Run Linda Run", "Driving With Linda", "Deep Throat To You All", "Love Is Strange", and "Money Is No Object". CD
(Out of print. Includes original slipcase.)

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✨✧ Tony OrlandoHalfway To Paradise – The Complete Epic Masters 1961 to 1964 ... CD
Epic/Ace (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Way before Tony Orlando started tying a ribbon around that old oak tree, he cut some wonderful work for the Epic label – early 60s Brill Building pop at its finest, recorded with a host of top-shelf talents! Arrangements here are by Carole King, Alan Lorber, Garry Sherman, and other New York pop luminaries – all of whom cast Tony's vocals in a surprisingly soulful blend of strings with deeper drums and bass – a groove that's a bit like some of the uptown soul that was coming into play on the scene at the time, and which is a lot less than the simple pop you might expect. Orlando's presentation of the material is really great – never prone to easy gimmicks, and often with a slightly fragile style that's a far cry from his 70s fame. Titles include "Bless You", "My Baby's A Stranger", "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow", "Tell Me Where To Run To", "That Lovin Touch", "Shirley", "The Loneliest", "I'll Be There", "Accept It", "I'd Never Find Another You", "Talkin About You", and "Some Kinda Wonderful". 27 tracks in all – with great notes on this phase of Tony's career! CD

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✨✧ Tito PuenteGoza Mi Timbal ... CD
Concord, 1990. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A late date from Tito Puente, but a great one too – one of his sublime sessions for Concord Records during the 80s – done with a rock-solid approach to Latin jazz! Puente really hits on all burners during these years – free of gimmicks, or any need to sound too modern – and instead moving back into a jazzy style that's almost more classic than any of his records from years back! Of course, the recording style is more modern – but never with any 80s gimmicks at all, just in ways that let the players open up even more than usual on their solos – a good thing, given that the lineup features Mitch Frohman on reeds, Robbie Kwock on trumpet, Sam Burtis on trombone, and Sonny Bravo on piano – and we're also guessing some arrangements too. Titles include "Airegin", "Pent Up House", "Picadillo A Lo Puente", "All Blues", "Lambada Timbales", and "Ode To Cachao". CD

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✨✧ Pharoah SandersTauhid ... CD
Impulse, 1967. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the first moments of genius from a young Pharoah Sanders – a set that builds on the energy of John Coltrane's Love Supreme generation – but takes it in a much more expansive direction! The album's got a sense of majesty that's years ahead of its time – righteous, positive, spiritual jazz that flows out with a timeless power, and a quality that almost out-Coltrane's Coltrane! All tracks are long, expressive, and freely flowing – building with a very organic sense of energy – totally free from any gimmicks or cliche. Players include Dave Burrell on piano, Henry Grimes on bass, and Sonny Sharrock on guitar – and Pharoah plays alto, tenor, and piccolo – and even vocalizes a bit. The album begins with the amazing "Upper & Lower Egypt" – which is a perfect illustration of the two sides of Pharoah's genius – free/out & spiritual/modal – and other titles include "Japan", and "Capricorn Rising". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Horace SilverHorace-Scope ... LP
Blue Note, 1960. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Early 60s magic from Horace Silver – working here at the height of his youthful powers! The album's a perfect example of the sound that Silver created while at Blue Note – a lyrically melodic approach to soul jazz, but one that was able to open up the rhythms past stock riffs and gimmicks – and grow into a magnificent sound that never failed to excite! The group on the set is perfect – with Junior Cook on tenor, Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Gene Taylor on bass, and the incredible Roy Brooks on drums – and the tunes sparkle with wit, warmth, and imagination throughout! Titles include "Where You At", "Without You", "Horace-Scope", "Nica's Dream", "Strollin", and "Yeah!". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has a cut corner.)
Also available Horace-Scope (non-RVG remaster edition) ... CD 4.99

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✨✧ Sonny StittConstellation (Cobblestone) ... LP
Cobblestone, 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A return to basics after Sonny Stitt's late 60s Varitone and funk experiments – all-bop and all soul all the way through, and recorded with a tight quartet that features Barry Harris on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Roy Brooks on drums! The style's a bit like Sonny's work of the late 50s, but there's also a fluidity to the rhythm section that makes it a bit different too – a sound that's warm, open, and soulful – creating a space into which Stitt settles nicely and blows like mad. There's no gimmicks at all, just solid classic jazz skills – and titles include "Casbah", "Constellation", "By Accident", "Webb City", and "Topsy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)
 
 
 



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