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✨✧ Billy EckstineMister B & The Band ... LP
Savoy, 1945/1946. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $2.99
Amazing work from the early, legendary years of Billy Eckstine – that time when he was fronting one of the hippest backing groups a vocalist could hope to have! Eckstine's voice was already becoming the stuff of legend by the time of these recordings – but thanks to contributions from a host of famous boppers, his band was getting equal fame, too – a really legendary lineup that includes such greats as Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie,Kenny Dorham, and Fats Navarro on trumpets; Wardell Gray, Dexter Gordon, and Gene Ammons on tenor; Leo Parker on baritone; Art Blakey on drums; and many other huge names too! The band was virtually a school for a whole generation of jazzmen to come – allowing them to play together, get to know each other, and spin off in important small groups – much in the way the Kenton group a few years later allowed so much development on the west coast. And amidst all this great music, Billy's vocals have never sounded better – much bolder and hard-swinging than in later years! LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a gold promo stamp on the back.)

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Steely DanCountdown To Ecstasy ... LP
ABC, 1973. Very Good ... $7.99
Superb work from Steely Dan – and a record that really shows them hitting perfection in the studio! The core sound of this one's jazzier than before – with some great help on instrumentation from Victor Feldman, Lanny Morgan, Bill Perkins, and other west coast jazzers – all helping the group sound great on some of the tightest tracks ever written by the team of Becker and Fagan! Ecstasy is definitely in reach with the sound of this set – a sublime effort all the way through that really set a whole new standard in 70s rock! Includes classics like "Bodhisattva", "Your Gold Teeth", "My Old School", and "Show Biz Kids". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label ABC pressing.)

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Talking Drums Of AfricaSavage Rhythms – Mankinds Most Basic Passions ... LP
Tempo, Early 60s. Very Good- ... $4.99
This one's got a cover that makes it look like a kitschy exotica album, but it's actually (or supposedly) recorded live on the Gold Coast of Africa, and from the sound, we'd have to say that it probably was! Most tracks are spare hard percussion tracks, with some ensemble vocals – but mostly just a lot of drums. Titles include "Song Of The Devil", "Wolo Lama", "Drums Of Ghana", "Palanqueen Dance", "War Drums Of Kabul", "Funeral Dance", and "Ayika Rhythm". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousJazz West Coast Vol 4 ... LP
World Pacific, 1958. Near Mint- ... $9.99
One of those great World Pacific collections – with interesting work that includes "Till We Meet Again" by Charlie Mariano & Jerry Dodgion, "A Romantic Guy" by Bud Shank & Bob Cooper, "Musicale Du Jour" by Bob Brookmeyer, "Five Minutes More" by Chico Hamilton, and "Ain't Got A Dime To My Name" by Bill Perkins. LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label pressing with deep groove. Cover a stereo sticker in one corner.)

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✨✧ SedanSedan ... LP
Cotillion, 1985. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The basslines step right out front at the start of the record – and really set the pace for all the wonderful grooves to come! Sedan are an overlooked mid-80s combo who recorded for Cotillion – and they've got a lean groove that's right up there with the label's best work from the start of the decade – a great blend of sly funk and mellow soul that should have made this record huge – especially as the group really hit strongly on all the best bases covered by the west coast and Ohio funk groups of the time! Titles include "Keep It Comin", "You Ain't Got To Do Nothing", "Security", "All Night Affair", "Stick To Your Dream", and "Just Be My Lover". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a gold promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Barbara Mason & Bunny SiglerLocked In This Position ... LP
Curtom, 1977. Used ... Out Of Stock
Curtom's definitely fishing for a new sound by this point – and they've gone and pulled in outside help from the east coast, teaming the talents of Philly groove maestro Bunny Sigler with Barbara Mason, who was emerging as a club diva at the time. Every track is uptempo and club-oriented, with the pair doing vocal duets on all tracks – and the record feels a lot more like Bunny's work for the Gold Mind label than it does a classic bit of Chicago soul. Many songs were written by T Life or Bunny – and titles include "Love Song", "I'm With You Now", "My Girl", "Never Stop Loving You", and "Leaving". LP, Vinyl record album
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Elmer Bernstein/Shorty Rogers & His GiantsMan With The Golden Arm – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Decca, 1955. Near Mint- ... $7.99
One of the greatest jazz soundtracks of all time! Elmer Bernstein wrote the score to Otto Preminger's chilling film version of Nelson Algren's book The Man With The Golden Arm – a sad tale of jazz, gambling, and heroin addiction on the streets of Chicago (not far from Dusty Groove, in fact!) – and in doing so, he came up with one of the first jazz soundtracks to really work strongly with a dramatic narrative. The film's striking theme is played in a number of variations, either with orchestral backing, or in small combo format by Shorty Rogers & His Giants, a crack west coast group that features work by Bud Shank, Shelly Manne, Bob Cooper, and Pete Candoli. The tracks work perfectly together as a suite of tracks, even without the images of the film – telling a tale of temptation, sadness, tragedy, and rebirth. Titles include "Clark Street", "Breakup", "The Fix", "Zosh", "Frankie Machine", and "Audition". Worth the price for the Saul Bass cover alone! LP, Vinyl record album
(80s MCA pressing.)

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MastersoundsSwinging With The Mastersounds ... LP
Fantasy, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Buddy and Monk Montgomery (Wes' brothers) play vibes and bass in this groovy instrumental combo that also includes Richie Crabtree on piano and Bennie Barth on drums. The tracks are nothing special, but they are nicely light and groovy, with some good vibes-heavy moments. Titles include "Golden Earrings", "There Is No Greater Love", and "West Coast Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original red vinyl pressing. Vinyl and cover are great!)

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Ohio PlayersOhio Players Gold ... LP
Mercury, 1976. Sealed Gatefold ... $7.99
A well-titled set – as it's the mid 70s, and the Ohio Players were certainly turning out a lot of gold! Their move to Mercury Records from the smaller indie Westbound was a real winning move – as it gave them a smoother soul feel that only expanded their groove, not restricted it! This tasty "best of" set features most of their top work from those years – with killer tunes that include "Love Rollercoaster", "Fire", "Skin Tight", "Who'd She Coo", "Feel The Beat", "I Want To Be Free", "Fopp", "Far East Mississippi", "Only A Child Can Love", "Jive Turkey (part 1)", and the great "Sweet Sticky Thing"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Emitt RhodesMirror ... LP
Dunhill, 1971. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $9.99
One of the best records that Emitt Rhodes cut on his own after leaving The Merry Go Round – a slightly rough blend of rock, folk, and dimmed sunny pop influences – and a perfect document of the waning light of the west coast scene at the turn of the 70s. There's almost a boozy feel to the work – Rhodes' vocals a little scratchy, and the songs honestly plucked out like some of Nilsson's more intimate work – touched with occasionally more expansive instrumentation. Titles include "Side We Seldom Show", "Mirror", "Really Wanted You", "My Love Is Strong", "Better Side Of Life", "Love Will Stone You", and "Golden Child Of God". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ CoastersTheir Greatest Recordings – The Early Years ... LP
Atco, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
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
(White label promo. Cover has a promo sticker, some edge wear, and a crease near the top.)

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✨✧ Mel TormeCalifornia Suite ... LP
Bethlehem, 1957. Used ... Out Of Stock
An insane record – simply insane! Mel Torme wrote the California Suite as a tribute to his home state during the glorious postwar years of growth and boom – and it contains some of the weirdest songs he ever sung! At the base, the work is driven by the same west coast jazz arrangements by Marty Paich that you'll find on some of Mel's other Bethlehem albums – but the songs can be incredibly goofy, rhyming towns in CA with catchy words and phrases, pairing Marines in San Diego with wealthy old widows, and leveling San Francisco with one of the worst puns on "Golden Gate" that we've ever heard! Still, the album's an essential one if you're a fan of Mel Torme – not only because it's got some wonderful vocals in the best parts, but also because it's a true reflection of his deep commitment to pushing the boundaries of jazz music. Tracks include "West Coast Is The Best Coast", "They Go To San Diego", "LA", and "Poor Little Extra Girl". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original red label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a promo stamp.)

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