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DynamicsWhat A Shame ... LP
Black Gold, 1973. Very Good- ... $11.99
A bit sweet soul, a bit funky – and a real indie soul classic from the early 70s! The album's the second from The Dynamics – a group from Detroit, but one who work here with a style that's much more in the east coast mode of the All Platinum/Stang generation! The production is nice and mellow on the best cuts – fragile, but never sloppy – and the vocals really dominate nicely on the ballads, sliding forward with a really mellow late nite sound! The album does have one standout funk track, titled "Funkey Key", but most of the set is relatively mellow – and other tracks include "Count Your Chips", "You're The Only One", "Voyage Thru The Mind", "What A Shame", and "You'll Never Find A Man Like Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has seam splitting, edge wear, and a DJ sticker on back.)
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What A Shame ... LP 6.99
What A Shame (with bonus tracks) ... CD 16.99

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Lupe FiascoLupe Fiasco's The Cool ... LP
Atlantic, 2007. Near Mint- 2LP ... $99.99
Lupe Fiasco takes his style a kick & a push deeper than the perceived sunny positivity of his debut on second album The Cool – flashing some biting social criticism – and a sharp brilliance that shows he's too restless to simply coast! The clean, buzzing synth funk orchestra vibe that was a highlight of the Food & Liquor set encores here, especially on the tracks Soundtrakk produced – but the mood is a little heavier. Strong stuff in both overall quality and lyrical content, with some real standouts. F & L was no fluke – Lupe is the real thing! Titles include ""Free Chilly" feat Sarah Green & Gemstones, "Go Go Gadget Flow", "The Coolest", "Superstar" feat Matthew Santos, "Paris, Tokyo", "Hi-Definition" feat Snoop Dogg and Pooh Bear, "Gold Wathch", "Intruder Alert" feat Sarah Green, "Dumb It Down"feat Gemstones & Graham Burris, "Fighters" feat Mathew Santos and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert.)

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Nikki SuddenWaiting On Egypt ... LP
Abstract/Numero, 1982. Near Mint- (reissue)... $16.99
A really wonderful solo set from Nikki Sudden – released after his famous stretch in The Swell Maps, and done with a sound that's somewhere between the punky brilliance of that group and his later Jacobites recordings! The great thing about Nikki is that he's never concerned with any sort of labels or indie rules at all – he participates equally in the fiery style of young London in the late 70s, and in the boozier world of the generation before – fused magically here in a highly sonic mix that really refines the experiments of The Swell Maps into a more classically tuneful style. Titles include "Back To The Coast", "Knife My Heart", "Fashion Cult", "Forest File", "Johnny Smiled Slowly", "All The Gold", and "Curfew Island". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still in the shrink, with obi.)

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✨✧ Gene Harris & His Three SoundsElegant Soul ... LP
Blue Note, 1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A key meeting between the Three Sounds trio and the amazing Monk Higgins – done at a time when Higgins was taking his Chicago-crafted grooves to work on the west coast – and doing some really wonderful productions with Dee Ervin! The set features full Higgins backings throughout – a mix of jazz and strings that takes the usual Gene Harris sound into territory that you'd be much more likely to hear on Cadet Records back in Chi-town – a very hip, very soulful style that's totally great throughout, and a much-needed break from the straighter piano trio sound of other 60s albums the group did on Blue Note. Some tracks are laidback, but others are hard and funky – the kind of sock-solid cuts that have made the album a favorite with sample heads and soul dancers over the years – much heavier keyboard work than we'd ever heard before from Gene Harris, and a great precursor to funky favorites to come. Cuts include the excellent numbers "Sitting Duck", "Sugar Hill", "Black Gold", and "Book of Slim" – plus "Elegant Soul", "African Sweets", and "Walls Of Respect". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has a cut corner, with a name in marker on both sides. Label has marker.)
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Aaron NevilleTell It Like It Is (And Other Great Golden Classics) ... LP
Collectables, 1965. Near Mint- (reissue)... $13.99
Fantastic stuff – a landmark in New Orleans soul, and a rare turning point for singer Aaron Neville – an essential full length set that really presented all the changes that had taken place in New Orleans soul during the 60s! The album was issued before the bigger west coast albums from Aaron Neville – and has the singer working in the Par-Lo studios with George Davis on arrangements, in a style that's part sweet, part deep, and done in that strangely honest mode that you'll recognize instantly in the title hit "Tell It Like It Is" – but which goes way way deeper over the course of the whole album! All cuts are great – and titles include "She Took You For A Ride", "Why Worry", "A Hard Nut To Crack", "Love Love Love", "Space Man", and "Since You're Gone". LP, Vinyl record album

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Elmer BernsteinStaccato ... LP
Capitol, 1959. Very Good- ... $8.99
A great lost crime jazz soundtrack – penned by Elmer Bernstein in the style of some of his best work from the 50s! There's a real Man With The Golden Arm feel here – as the orchestra rises and falls in a mode matching the Staccato title – and solos break out with a fluid and brazen sort of feel – plenty of jazz to show the west coast origin of the recording! Players include Don Fagerquist and Pete Candoli on trumpets, Dick Nash on trombone, Ted Nash and Dave Pell on saxes, John Williams on piano, and Barney Kessell on guitar. The show itself is pretty darn cool – and starred a young John Cassavetes as detective Johnny Staccato – a role that supposedly gave Cassavetes enough money to shoot the film Shadows in his free time! Great all the way through – with tracks that include "Staccato's Theme", "Thinking Of Baby", "Poi & Juice", "Deadly Game", "Night Mood", "Jazz At Waldo's", "Like Having Fun", and "MacDougal Street Special". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing.)

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Elmer BernsteinSweet Smell Of Success ... LP
Decca, 1957. Very Good ... $16.99
The full orchestral version of the Sweet Smell Of Success soundtrack – but done in a style that's almost as jazzy and swinging as the small combo one! Elmer Bernstein's at the helm here – and the music's a wonderful pastiche of modes that's right up there with his sublime score for The Man With The Golden Arm – done in a similar blend of driving jazz, somber moments, and some slightly more raucous touches! As with that album, the players are all great – and soloists on the album include Pete Candoli, Ted Nash, and Shelly Manne – west coast players despite the New York setting of the film, and playing here with a fair bit of grit in their groove. Titles include "The Street", "Hot Dogs & Juice", "Toots Shor's Blues", "Nite Spot Rock", "Love Scene", and "Out Of Darkness". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Decca promo pressing. Top seam has a small split.)

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Kool G Rap & DJ PoloRoad To The Riches (4LP expanded edition) ... LP
Cold Chillin, 1989. Very Good+ 4 LP Gatefold (reissue)... $24.99
Kool G Rap & DJ Polo's finest from the Cold Chillin glory days – in a deluxe 4CD special edition featuring a ton of bonus tracks! This full length debut from one of the golden era's greatest duos is a benchmark hip hop album – paving the way for the greatest east coast players to come – with tight production and hard hitting wordplay. A bonafide classic! The original LP tracks include "Road To Riches", "Men At Work", "It's A Demo", "Truly Yours", Cars". "Poison", "Rhymes I Express, "Butcher Shop" and more. The special edition includes the previously unreleased "Riker's Island Radio Promo" and "Raw" (extended alternate version) by Big Daddy Kane feat Kool G Rap. Disc 2 features 14 tracks that include a bunch of versions previously only available on vinyl, including "It's A Demo" (original 12" version), "I'm Fly" (original 12" version) , Riker's Island" (original 12" version), "It's A Demo" (original 12" version) and more, plus previously unreleased tracks which include "Men At Work" (extended instrumental), "She Love's Me, She Loves Me Not" (instrumental) and "Men At Work" (acapella). 30 tracks on 4LPs! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bumped corner.)

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Little Anthony & The ImperialsGreatest Hits of Little Anthony & The Imperials ... LP
Roulette, Early 60s. Very Good ... $6.99
Good collection of Little Anthony's hits for the End label, compiled here and released by Roulette after Morris Levy scammed the End label off of George Goldner as he did with so many other labels. The set includes the original recording of "Tears On My Pillow", plus "Two People In The World", "The Diary", "A Prayer & A Juke Box", "So Much", and "I'm Still In Love With You". Great east coast harmony tracks, by a group that's never really given their full due. LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing.)

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CoastersTheir Greatest Recordings – The Early Years ... LP
Atco, Late 50s/Early 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $9.99
Sure, they were hitmakers – but we love these guys, and find them to be one of the most radical vocal groups of all time! Under the impeccable guidance of Lieber & Stoller, the group recorded some of the fiercest vocal numbers of the 50s – mixing incredibly soulful vocals with an almost cartoonish ability to conjure up little pictures with words. This "best of" set includes some of the more famous numbers, plus great little gems like "Shoppin For Clothes", "Along Came Jones", "Down In Mexico", "Idol With The Golden Head", and "Turtle Dovin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label Rockefeller pressing.)

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Elmer BernsteinMovie & TV Themes Composed & Conducted By Elmer Bernstein ... LP
Choreo, 1962. Sealed ... $2.99
Elmer Bernstein serves up some of his most famous soundtrack themes – but in a style that's even more jazz-based than the original! The group here is a large one, filled with great west coast players – and Bernstein's tunes sparkle even more in this rich setting than they did in their initial use on film – partly because the presentation allows some musicians the chance to really open up and solo! The lineup features Bud Shank and Bob Cooper on saxes, Pete Candoli and Don Fagerquist on trumpets, Milt Bernhart and Dick Nash on trombones, Bob Bain on guitar, Russ Freeman on piano, Shelly Manne on drums, and Francisco Aquabella on percussion – and titles include "Rat Race", "Three Time Blueser", "Hop Skip But Jump", "Jubilation", "Man With The Golden Arm", "Saints & Sinners", and "Sweet Smell Of Success". LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a small hole in back.)

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Buddy BregmanDig Buddy In Hi Fi ... LP
Verve, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $2.99
Great work by a leader who hardly ever got to record on his own – the always-swinging Buddy Bregman, known best for his late 50s backings for singers on the west coast, but heard here in 2 great sessions cut under his own name! Dig Buddy In Hi Fi – a session that's a bit less jazz based than the first, but still pretty great – very much in the mode that Bregman was using on some of his excellent backings for singers on Verve at the time. Titles are a bit more unusual, which makes for a nice change – and include "Golden Guitars", "This Is Beauty", "Monique", "Holiday", "The Sin Of Pat Muldoon", and "Carousel On A Side Street". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a splitt op seam and spine.)

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