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✨✧ Count BasieCount Basie Sextet (10 inch LP) ... LP
Clef, Early 50s. Good ... $11.99
An interesting little album by Basie – most notable in that it features him playing a bit of organ, which is always a treat! Basie's not the greatest talent on the organ, but he is one of the first jazz players to use the instrument in a wider context, and hearing the album's a good way to check out the organ jazz scene and sound before Jimmy Smith got his hands atop the Hammond and shook the whole thing up! Players on the set include Freddie Green, Paul Quinichette, Buddy Rich, and Joe Newman – and titles include "Stan Shorthair", "Count's Organ Blues", "KC Organ Blues", "Royal Garden Blues", and "Basie Beat". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear & some masking tape along the top & bottom seam.)

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Julius BrockingtonSophisticated Funk ... LP
Today, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Funky keyboard tracks from Julius Brockington – a mad early 70s figure who not only cut some wild funk, but who also ended up doing a fair bit of gospel work in later years. This set's a good bit of stoner funk tracks – in the wilder mode of the Perception/Today label – and it's got production by Boo Frazier and Patrick Adams that is very "hands off" when it comes to Brockington's keys. The track list includes covers of some soul stuff like "Rock Steady" and "Do Your Thing" (which is done in a nice long version), plus a good original called "Cold Water". LP, Vinyl record album

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Karl Drewo & Francy BolandClap Hands Here Comes Charlie ... CD
Rearward/Schema (Italy), Mid 60s/1999. Used ... $6.99
An excellent album of groovy jazz from the European scene of the mid 60s – and one that pairs the talents of the great (and nearly forgotten) Austrian tenor player Karl Drewo with the groovy small band of the legendary pianist Francy Boland! Although he hails from Vienna, Drewo's tone is nice and deep, with a heavy cutting tenor sound that's right up there with American giants like Johnny Griffin or Eddie Lockjaw Davis. He's playing here with a tight hardbop septet, fronted by Francy Boland, and featuring a unique 3-piece trombone section for the rhythm parts. Most of the solos are Drewos', and his tenor cuts nice and deep through the arrangements of the band as they groove with a good solid sound. Titles include "JLK", "Young Bucks", "Clap Hands Here Comes Charlie", "Limehouse Blues", "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You" and "Foot Pattin". Nice cover, too! CD
(Includes original slipcase.)

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Rozetta JohnsonPersonal Woman – The Legendary Clintone Sessions 1970 to 1975 ... CD
Clintone/Soulscape (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... $13.99 19.98
Incredible southern soul work from Rozetta Johnson – all of her rare singles for the Clintone label, plus previously unreleased tracks – a good number of which were penned and produced by the legendary Sam Dees! Rozetta's vocals are already plenty darn great on their own – sharp-edged, and presented with a level of class that almost reminds us of Chicago or Detroit singers from the time – but in the hands of Sam Dees, she really hits the sublime – working with incredible lyrics that go far beyond the usual southern soul cliches, and getting some backings that are equally free from the obvious, and definitely in the upper-echelon of sophisticated soul! Frederick Knight co-penned and produced some cuts on here too – and the set features 16 tracks in all, including "A Woman's Way", "Mine Was Real", "Who Are You Gonna Love", "Chained & Bound", "To Love Somebody", "Can't You Just See Me", "Personal Woman", "It's Been Nice", "Early Morning Love", "Mama Was A Bad Seed", "I've Come Too Far With You", "You Better Keep What You Got", and "Holding The Losing Hand". CD

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Russell MaloneLove Looks Good On You ... CD
High Note, 2015. New Copy ... $15.99 16.99
Warm, round, full-toned guitar from Russell Malone – a contemporary player, but one who's upheld a classic vibe for years! We love Russell best in a setting like this – a small combo date that elevates the player to territory that you might have found with Kenny Burrell or Grant Green many years before – strongly focused on tone and personal phrasing, with an illuminating quality that really pushes the guitar past its familiar modes of expression in Malone's hands! The group features wonderful work on drums from Willie Jones III – who can cook when needed, but also hang back nicely – and other players include Rick Germanson on piano and Gerald Cannon on bass. Titles include "The Elder", "Ellie's Love Theme", "Mirrors", "Your Zowie Face", "Soul Leo", and "Amsterdam After Dark". CD

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Hank MobleyStraight No Filter ... LP
Blue Note, 1965/1986. Good+ ... $7.99
No filters here, as Hank Mobley's sound is clean, lean, and right on the money – hitting that newly-sophisticated groove of the Caddy For Daddy years in this sweet unissued set! The date was recorded in the 60s, but unissued by Blue Note for many years – another one of those head-scratching mysteries from the label, yet also a real treat to 80s jazz fans who finally got their hands on the sides – a whole new discovery of Hank Mobley's genius, further appreciated at a time when we weren't hearing more from him. The players are top-shelf all the way through – and include Freddie Hubbard or Donald Byrd on trumpet, Herbie Hancock or Barry Harris on piano, Paul Chambers or Butch Warren on bass, and Philly Joe Jones or Billy Higgins on drums. Titles include "Chain Reaction", "Third Time Around", "Hank's Waltz", and "The Feelin's Good". Only briefly on LP – and only in this pressing! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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William OnyeaborWilliam Onyeabor Box Set (9CD set) ... CD
Luaka Bop, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 9 CDs ... $58.99 69.99
An incredible legacy in music – presented here in a really wonderful package! For years, the music of William Onyeabar has been the stuff of legend, but only accessible to a few who could get their hands on scarce original pressings – but that lack has really been corrected by this wonderful set, which is the first to offer up full album reissues of Onyeabar's magical music, complete with all the original artwork! William's got a sound that's unlike anyone else we can think of – a weird mix of African rhythms and contemporary 70s keyboards – served up in a hypnotic blend of boogie and underground club styles borrowed from the US, but delivered with an earthy, very personal quality – a sound that's gotten Onyeabar plenty of attention over the years. And while Luaka Bop did a wonderful job on collecting together some of his best tracks for their Who Is William Onyeabor compilation, the music here all deserves to be heard – as each record is really something special, and every long track has its own sort of magnetic attraction for the listener! 9 full albums in all – each as a separate CD – Crashes In Love (1), Atomic Bomb, Tomorrow, Great Lover, Anything You Sow, Crashes In Love (2), Body & Soul, Hypertension, and Good Name. CD
Also available William Onyeabor Box Set 2 (Hypertension/Body & Soul/Crashes In Love/Good Name) (5 LP set) ... LP 69.99

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William OnyeaborWilliam Onyeabor Box Set 2 (Hypertension/Body & Soul/Crashes In Love/Good Name) (5 LP set) ... LP
Luaka Bop, Late 70s/1980s. New Copy 5LP box set ... $69.99 74.99
An incredible legacy in music – presented here in a really wonderful package! For years, the music of William Onyeabar has been the stuff of legend, but only accessible to a few who could get their hands on scarce original pressings – but that lack has really been corrected by this wonderful set, which is the first to offer up full album reissues of Onyeabar's magical music, complete with all the original artwork! William's got a sound that's unlike anyone else we can think of – a weird mix of African rhythms and contemporary 70s keyboards – served up in a hypnotic blend of boogie and underground club styles borrowed from the US, but delivered with an earthy, very personal quality – a sound that's gotten Onyeabar plenty of attention over the years. And while Luaka Bop did a wonderful job on collecting together some of his best tracks for their Who Is William Onyeabor compilation, the music here all deserves to be heard – as each record is really something special, and every long track has its own sort of magnetic attraction for the listener! Volume 2 of the LP box includes the albums Crashes In Love (2), Body & Soul, Hypertension, and Good Name. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited numbered edition of 3000 copies.)
Also available William Onyeabor Box Set (9CD set) ... CD 58.99

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✨✧ Pete RockPetestrumentals 2 (with download) ... LP
Mello Music Group, 2015. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $21.99
The incredibly long awaited follow up to Petestrumentals, from legendary producer Pete Rock – and he's as fresh as ever! PR's style was never predicated on current fashion, and was always rooted in a love for both classic and obscure jazz and funk, music that also driven our own musical passions, and always will. It's hard-to-believe the first Petestrumentals came out all the way back in 2001, but it's no surprise at all that Pete Rock is still so strongly on point nearly 15 years later! Includes "Heaven & Earth", "PR 4 Prez", "Cosmic Slop", "On & On", "My My Baby", "One, Two, A Few More", "Clap Ya Hands (I Feel Good)", "Air Smoove", "Gonna Love You", "90s Class Act", "Make Me Feel Like", "BB Jones", "Dilla Bounce (RIP)", Accelerate", "You Know Dat", "Gonna Love You" and more. 20 tracks in all! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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StandellsLive On Tour 1966 ... CD
Sundazed, 1966. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
A searing document of The Standells at their best – playing live in front of a small audience, with all the intensity they brought to their famous work on the Sunset Strip! The group are best-remembered for a handful of key garage punk classics – and that energy still holds strong here, as the quartet mix fuzztone guitar and eerie Vox organ lines together in their very unique way – creating some real magic not only on a handful of original tunes, but also some other great 60s numbers that really get transformed in the hands of the group! Sound quality is excellent – blasting out in beautiful mono – and titles include "Why Pick On Me", "Please Please Please", "Gloria", "Sunny Afternoon", "Dirty Water", "Sometimes Good Guys Don't Wear White", "Midnight Hour", and "Mr Nobody". CD
Also available Live On Tour 1966 (180 gram pressing) ... LP 19.99

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StandellsLive On Tour 1966 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Sundazed, 1966. New Copy ... $19.99 21.98
A searing document of The Standells at their best – playing live in front of a small audience, with all the intensity they brought to their famous work on the Sunset Strip! The group are best-remembered for a handful of key garage punk classics – and that energy still holds strong here, as the quartet mix fuzztone guitar and eerie Vox organ lines together in their very unique way – creating some real magic not only on a handful of original tunes, but also some other great 60s numbers that really get transformed in the hands of the group! Sound quality is excellent – blasting out in beautiful mono – and titles include "Why Pick On Me", "Please Please Please", "Gloria", "Sunny Afternoon", "Dirty Water", "Sometimes Good Guys Don't Wear White", "Midnight Hour", and "Mr Nobody". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Live On Tour 1966 ... CD 13.99

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Bill WithersJust As I Am (dual disc – CD & DVD) ... CD
Sussex/Columbia, 1971. Used ... $16.99
A greatly expanded version of Bill Withers debut set – packaged here with great video material on DVD! The core set is a really beautiful album – filled with incredibly well written songs, and an amazing instrumental technique that blended folksy elements with smoother 70s soul, in a sound that would put Bill at the top of the charts for many years, yet still give him cred with soul fans for decades! Booker T Jones arranged, produced, and played electric piano on the album – and we can say without a doubt that the record's one of the few good things to come out of his move to LA! Although the album's not a greatest hits one, given the strength of the tracks, it may as well be, as it includes Withers classics like "Grandma's Hands", "Ain't No Sunshine", "Harlem", and "Hope She'll Be Happier". Also features the nice groover, "Better Off Dead", which has a very tasty intro! DVD then features a 20 minute documentary on the making of Just As I Am, plus rare video performances of "Ain't No Sunshine", "I'm Her Daddy", and "Harlem" – plus the whole album in 5.1 surround sound! CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousStrictly The Best Vol 21 ... LP
VP, 1999. Near Mint- ... $1.99
Volume 21 in the higly recommenced series of reggae dancehall compilations from VP Records. Like the title says, they include the best of the current crop of dancehall singles, including some hard to find titles. Keep in mind that the odd numbered volumes (like this one) feature more uptempo dancehall style with harder beats, with lyrics that range from conscious to gun talk. (The even numbered volumes feature the slower roots and lovers rock songs.) This volume features: Buccaneer "Bruck Out", Innocent Crew "Impossible Mission", Devonte & Tanto Metro "Everyone Falls In Love", Beenie Man "Let Him Go", Lady Saw "Oh Yeah", Shaggy "Sexy Body Gal", Red Rat & General B "Oh Yes, Oh No", Mr. Vegas "Hands Up", Beenie Man "Gospel Time", Degree "Miss Gotti", Sean Paul "Strategy", Culture W/ Tony Rebel "Hungry People", Sizzla "Good Ways", Mr. Vegas "Everywhere I Go" LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ ShirellesLost & Found – Rare & Previously Unreleased Shirelles ... CD
Ace (UK), Mid 60s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A great re-evaluation of the music of The Shirelles – one that takes us way past their familiar hits, into a range of rare and obscure work from the 60s! The tunes here are a refreshing change from some of the too-compiled material in The Shirelles' career – and offer up a good number of previously unissued gems from the vaults of Scepter Records, plus a few other tunes that saw the light of day over the years – but only briefly, and in limited ways. A good deal of the tracks are really solid 60s soul – not girl-group pop, but tracks done with styles that echo work from the best of the New York uptown and Chi-soul generation – and the vocals go a bit deeper than we expected, in a way that really renews our appreciation of the group! CD features 29 titles in all – including "I Might Like It", "Remember Me", "I'm Yours", "Lonesome Native Girl", "Why Does Every Boy Remind Me Of You", "Hey Rocky", "Hands Off He's Mine", "Groovy Guy", "Go Tell Her", "Crossroads In Your Heart", and "Long Day Short Night". CD

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✨✧ Fontella BassVery Best Of Fontella Bass – The Chess Collection ... CD
Chess (UK), Mid 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Easily the best-ever collection we've seen of the work of Fontella Bass – and one that really goes past her oft-remembered hit, to feature the full scope of her mid 60s work for Chess Records! To most folks, Fontella's remembered for a few reasons – her Aretha Franklin-styled hit "Rescue Me" (often mistaken for Aretha herself), or the fact that she married Art Ensemble member Lester Bowie. But back at the start, Fontella was a heck of a great little soul singer – capable of a wide variety of modes, all of which are included here! The 25 track package really shows an evolution in music – and Bass sings in styles that include deep soul ala Atlantic, sweet soul ala Motown, uptown soul ala Wand, soaring soul ala Brunswick, and tight duet soul, in the mode of some of the more famous duets coming from Detroit or New York. CD really digs deep and brings back a full range of singles, plus some unreleased tracks – and the sound here is totally great. Titles include "Oh No Not My Baby", "Our Day Will Come", "Free At Last", "I Surrender", "I Can't Rest", "Leave It In The Hands Of Love", "You've Lost That Lovin Feelin", "The Soul Of A Man", "Joy Of Love", "Don't Mess Up A Good Thing", "You're Gonna Miss Me", "Come & Get These Memories", "Rescue Me", "Since I Fell For You", "I'm A Woman", "How Glad I Am", "Impossible", and "Lucky In Love". CD

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✨✧ Charles Mingus & John LaPortaJazzical Moods (Vols 1 & 2)/Moods Of Mingus ... CD
Period/Savoy/Poll Winners Records (Spain), 1954. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fantastic mid-50's work by Mingus, and a pivotal pair of recordings that clearly show his transition from bop bassist to groundbreaking modernist. The CD brings together two rare 10" albums that originally came out on the Period label in 1954. The albums are also noteworthy for the incredible talents of reed player John LaPorta, a mid-50's Mingus collaborator, and one of the most overlooked geniuses of that decade's jazz scene. Other players include John LaPorta, Thad Jones, and Clem DeRosa – and the titles are a good mix of originals and strangely-arranged standards (which were sort of Mingus' trademark at the time). Includes "The Spur Of The Moment/Echonitus", "Stormy Weather", "Minor Intrusion", "Four Hands", and "Thrice Upon A Theme". On Moods Of Mingus, Rudy Nichols replaces DeRosa and George Barrow is on tenor and baritone. Includes "Eulogy For Rudy Williams", "Tea For Two", "Body & Soul", and "Gregarian Chant". CD

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✨✧ Pete RockPetestrumentals 2 ... CD
Mello Music Group, 2015. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The incredibly long awaited follow up to Petestrumentals, from legendary producer Pete Rock – and he's as fresh as ever! PR's style was never predicated on current fashion, and was always rooted in a love for both classic and obscure jazz and funk, music that also driven our own musical passions, and always will. It's hard-to-believe the first Petestrumentals came out all the way back in 2001, but it's no surprise at all that Pete Rock is still so strongly on point nearly 15 years later! Includes "Heaven & Earth", "PR 4 Prez", "Cosmic Slop", "On & On", "My My Baby", "One, Two, A Few More", "Clap Ya Hands (I Feel Good)", "Air Smoove", "Gonna Love You", "90s Class Act", "Make Me Feel Like", "BB Jones", "Dilla Bounce (RIP)", Accelerate", "You Know Dat", "Gonna Love You" and more. 20 tracks in all! CD
Also available Petestrumentals 2 (with download) ... LP 21.99

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✨✧ WildchildSecondary Protocol ... CD
Stones Throw, 2003. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A proper hip hop album on Stones Throw – with Wildchild making good on the underground promise of the stellar "Code Red" single, and Madlib's tried-and-true beats, bizarro samples, and classic scratch work laying the blueprint. With all of Stones Throw's efforts to resurrect the funk legacy in recent months, it's fantastic to see that a mutha of a confrontational underground hip hop long player found it's way onto the release slate – with appearances by like minded MCs like Aceyalone, Tha Liks, Phil Da Agony, Percee P, Medaphoar, Planet Asia, and LMNO on board. Nice, nice, nice stuff – the best hip hop LP on Stones Throw in a good year or so. Tracks include "Code Red", "Hands Up", The Come Off", "The Movenment, Pt. 2", "Kiana", "Knicknack 2002", Puttin' In Work", "Wonder Years", "Party Up", "Operation Radio Raid", "and the bonus cut "Feel It." CD

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✨✧ Bill WithersJust As I Am (80s pressing) ... LP
Columbia, 1971. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful album by Bill Withers – filled with incredibly well written songs, and an amazing instrumental technique that blended folksy elements with smoother 70s soul, in a sound that would put Bill at the top of the charts for many years, yet still give him cred with soul fans for decades! Booker T Jones arranged, produced, and played electric piano on the album – and we can say without a doubt that the record's one of the few good things to come out of his move to LA! Although the album's not a greatest hits one, given the strength of the tracks, it may as well be, as it includes Withers classics like "Grandma's Hands", "Ain't No Sunshine", "Harlem", and "Hope She'll Be Happier". Also features the nice groover, "Better Off Dead", which has a very tasty intro! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a light crease on one corner.)

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✨✧ VariousContemporary Soul Songbook Vol 3 – 16 Stunning Track's From Today's Modern Soul Artists ... CD
Soul Unsigned (UK), 2010. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A stellar survey of the modern soul scene, circa '10 – the third in the Contemporary Soul Songbook series – shine a light even more artists that are entirely new to us, and definely worthy of you attention! Sets like this are the a perfect antidote to the lazy mainstream hits collections that litter counterspace the world over. Here Soul Unsigned UK does the opposite, hand picking soul for male, female and group soul acts with a timeless vibe. Quality material from ReNeda, Antoinette, Ebony Evans, The Neo-Jazz Project, Seductive Souls, Papik and many more. Includes "Rest Of My Life" by ReNeda, "We Can Make It" by Wadz feat Leon Beal, "Hell On My Hands" by Charlie Brown, "No Fantasy" by Pbivez feat Dee Freer, "A Good Thing" by Brandon Woods feat Eldon T Jones, "He Did It All For You" by Marshall Badger, "Rhythm Of Live" by Papik, "With Me" by The New Congress and more. 16 tracks in all. CD
 
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ArtisticsBest Of The Artistics ... CD
Brunswick, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $7.99
Killer work from this Chicago soul group – a set that brings together all the beautiful best the Artistics recorded for Brunswick Records! At the label, the group had that soaring, lilting vibe that virtually defined the Chicago group sound at the end of the 60s – a bit more punch than some of the east coast harmony acts, but not as tightly compressed as Detroit or Philly either. The collection's overflowing with goodness – 15 tracks in all, with titles that include "I'm Gonna Miss You", "Girl I Need You", "Hard To Carry On", "Yesterday's Girl", "Walking Tall", "The Price Of Love", "Lonely Old World", "What Happened", "When I'm Not Around", "With These Hands", "Just Another Heartache", "I Want You To Make My Life Over", and "Troubles Heartaches & Pain". CD
(Out of print.)

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Hank Ballard & The MidnightersWhat You Get When The Getting Gets Good ... LP
King/Charly (UK), Late 50s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $16.99
A super-handsome collection of Hank Ballard gems for King Records – with great notes to match the cover! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ John ColtraneCosmic Music ... LP
Impulse, 1968. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $24.99
A set that really earns its title – as it's easily some of the most cosmic music John Coltrane ever recorded – and also kind of a way of saying goodbye to the planet, to leave his music in the hands of a next generation of creators! The album features material recorded by a Coltrane group in 1966, and an Alice Coltrane combo in 1968, after Coltrane's death – making it a great link between two moments in the group – especially since Pharoah Sanders plays tenor and Alice Coltrane plays piano on both tracks. The Coltrane tunes – "Manifestation" and "Reverend King" – both have a righteous raw power – and the Alice Coltrane numbers – "The Sun" and "Lord Help Me" – really showcase the slower-building spiritual energy that both she and Pharoah Sanders would carry on in their music. Great stuff throughout – and completely essential! LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label 70s pressing, in a glossy gatefold cover, with gloss bubbles along the spine and remnants of a sticker.)

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Richie HavensMixed Bag ... LP
Verve, 1967. Very Good+ ... $4.99
The genius of Richie Havens at this point is beyond compare – a unique take on the dying folk sound of the 60s, one that infused it with a deeper sense of soul that helped it get new legs in the Woodstock generation – yet which is also heard here before any of the post-hippie cliches that would bog down some of Richie's later work. There's an earnestness to this music that's also touched with a good degree of worldly sense – a notion that the world was changing, but one person at a time, and mostly through the gentle efforts and honest efforts of souls like Richie. This LP features 11 tracks in all – with titles that include "High Flyin' Bird", "San Francisco Bay Blues", "Just Like A Woman", "Sandy", "Three Day Eternity", "Follow", and "Handsome Johny". LP, Vinyl record album
(Later pressing on MGM. Cover has some wear.)

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Carmen McRaeJust A Little Lovin ... LP
Atlantic, 1970. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Bold, boozy work from Carmen McRae – a wonderfully mature album from that great time when her style was equal parts jazz and soul – put together here by arranger/producer Arif Mardin, a perfect choice for the record! There's a care to the overall presentation not heard in some of McRae's albums from a few years before – not just jazz vocals with a backing group, but a really rich presentation of some hip, modern, all-adult material that somehow sounds even better in Carmen's hands than anyone else. Titles include the sublime title tune "Just A Little Lovin" – plus"Goodbye Joe", "I Love The Life I Live", "Carry That Weight", "Something", "I Want You", "More Today Than Yesterday", and "Didn't We". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wear. Bottom seam has some splitting.)

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VariousAOR Breaks (deluxe edition) ... CD
Warner (Australia), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99
Back in the day, it seemed like the only real source for hip hop was old funk and soul records – yet over the years, as production advanced, DJs found plenty of great grooves back in the 70s mainstream – by pillaging great records like this from the glory days of AOR! The set may well be one of the most unique sample collections we've ever heard – as it features a shameless collection of AM radio goodies from the 70s – but which have all grown to live anew in the hands of artists like Biz Markie, Warren G, Nas, Kanye West, Wiz Khalifa, De La Soul, and others! Some of these are tracks we always liked back in the day – numbers that really stood out from others in the mainstream mix – but they seem to get even more of a sparkle in a set like this, especially given the familiarity of the tunes from their re-use in hip hop tracks. Titles include "Lowdown" by Boz Scaggs, "Sailing" by Christopher Cross, "I Keep Forgettin" by Michael McDonald, "Give Me The Night" by George Benson, "Woman To Woman" by Joe Cocker, "Fly Like An Eagle" by Steve Miller, "Africa" by Toto, "I Can't Go For That" by Hall & Oates, "Summer Breeze" by Seals & Crofts, "This Is It" by Kenny Loggins, "Mr Blue" by Michael Franks, and "Tightrope" by Electric Light Orchestra. Special 2CD version features a bonus mix of these grooves! CD

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VariousBert Berns Story Vol 3 – Hang On Sloopy ... CD
Ace (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... $9.99
The legendary Bert Berns – a hell of a songwriter, record producer, and all-around driving force on the New York scene of the 60s – a creative talent who's left us a huge legacy of great music in both soul and rock! This fantastic third volume covers the full scope of Bert's talents – and somehow manages to dig even deeper than the first two – as it reaches for more obscure, unusual sides that featured participation by Berns – including some gems we'd never heard before! And yes, Bert had his hands in plenty of hits, but lots of these numbers are the more unusual, more interesting cuts he'd craft in the studio – sometimes when extra time was left in the production schedule, or he was trying out new ideas with familiar groups. Titles include "Let The Water Run Down" by Ben E King, "There They Go" by The Exciters, "Chick A Boom" by Van Morrison, "My Block" by Clyde McPhatter, "Stop What You're Doin" by Roy C, "Mo Jo Hanna" by Betty Harris, "One Girl" by Garnet Mimms, "Aretha" by The Drifters, "You Better Come Home" by The Isley Brothers, "I've Got Nothing To Say But Goodbye" by Tammy Montgomery, "You'll Never Leave Her" by Lulu, "Hang On Sloopy" by Arsenio, "Cry Some Tears" by Hoagy Lands, and "Beautiful Brown Eyes" by Solomon Burke. CD

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VariousOn A Cool Day – The Soulful Side Of Cool Jazz ... CD
Outta Sight (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $16.99
Not just cool jazz – despite what the title might say – and instead a whole host of soulful jazzy styles from the late 50s and early 60s – pulled forth from the kind of singles that once boomed from backroom jukeboxes in taverns on the south side of town! The collection is great – very much in the spirit of some of the Mod Jazz compilations on Ace, but maybe even a bit more farther-reaching too – and the tracks are a great mix of instrumental and vocal jazz numbers, put together with the same great ear as the soul collections on the Outta Sight label. Titles include "Like Young" by Ann Henry, "I Walk The Streets" by Lyn Avalon, "Scenes In The City (edit)" by Charles Mingus, "Comin Home Baby" by Dave Bailey, "Johnny With The Gentle Hands" by Cootie Williams & Wini Brown, "Baby Do You Ever Think Of Me" by Sonny Stitt, "Goodbye Old Girl" by Art Farmer, "Wayning Moments" by Wayne Shorter, and "Sack O Woe" by Ray Bryant. CD

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Count Owen & His CalypsoniansCalypsos Down Jamaica Way ... CD
Dub Store (Japan), Early 60s. New Copy ... About June 1, 2015 (delayed)
Forget Harry Belafonte – this is the real sound of Calypso, recorded in Jamaica by Federal Records in the 60s, and done with some wonderfully rootsy touches! The style here is quite different than the popularized version of the genre – and done with lots of raw percussion, acoustic guitar, and some occasional flute – often instrumental, and in a style that's free of cliche, and a lot more compelling than we might have expected. Plus, the whole thing's wonderfully packaged in the lavish style of other titles on the Japanese Dub Store label – and titles include "Goodbye To Rome", "Go Fife Go", "Yours", "Island In The Sun", "Aye Aye Aye", "Careless Hands", "The Weed", "Out The Fire", and "The Last Watch". CD

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Count Owen & His CalypsoniansCalypsos Down Jamaica Way ... LP
Dub Store (Japan), Early 60s. New Copy ... About June 1, 2015 (delayed)
orget Harry Belafonte – this is the real sound of Calypso, recorded in Jamaica by Federal Records in the 60s, and done with some wonderfully rootsy touches! The style here is quite different than the popularized version of the genre – and done with lots of raw percussion, acoustic guitar, and some occasional flute – often instrumental, and in a style that's free of cliche, and a lot more compelling than we might have expected. Plus, the whole thing's wonderfully packaged in the lavish style of other titles on the Japanese Dub Store label – and titles include "Goodbye To Rome", "Go Fife Go", "Yours", "Island In The Sun", "Aye Aye Aye", "Careless Hands", "The Weed", "Out The Fire", and "The Last Watch". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousAOR Breaks ... LP
Warner (Australia), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP ... About April 22, 2015 (delayed)
Back in the day, it seemed like the only real source for hip hop was old funk and soul records – yet over the years, as production advanced, DJs found plenty of great grooves back in the 70s mainstream – by pillaging great records like this from the glory days of AOR! The set may well be one of the most unique sample collections we've ever heard – as it features a shameless collection of AM radio goodies from the 70s – but which have all grown to live anew in the hands of artists like Biz Markie, Warren G, Nas, Kanye West, Wiz Khalifa, De La Soul, and others! Some of these are tracks we always liked back in the day – numbers that really stood out from others in the mainstream mix – but they seem to get even more of a sparkle in a set like this, especially given the familiarity of the tunes from their re-use in hip hop tracks. Titles include "Lowdown" by Boz Scaggs, "Sailing" by Christopher Cross, "I Keep Forgettin" by Michael McDonald, "Give Me The Night" by George Benson, "Woman To Woman" by Joe Cocker, "Fly Like An Eagle" by Steve Miller, "Africa" by Toto, "I Can't Go For That" by Hall & Oates, "Summer Breeze" by Seals & Crofts, "This Is It" by Kenny Loggins, "Mr Blue" by Michael Franks, and "Tightrope" by Electric Light Orchestra. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available AOR Breaks (deluxe edition) ... CD 19.99

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✨✧ Morton GouldBeyond The Blue Horizon/Goodnight Sweetheart/Love Walked In ... CD
RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1961/1962/1963. New Copy 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A trio of early 60s RCA albums from Morton Gould – all of them with a dreamy, late nite sort of mood! Beyond The Blue Horizon has Gould working in a string-heavy variant of mood music that feels more early 50s than early 60s – very lush orchestrations that have the same day-end feel as the image of a sunset on the cover. Titles include "Where Or When", "Stormy Weather", "Stardust", "Time On My Hands", "Poinciana", and "Shadow Waltz". Goodnight Sweetheart is a great album of languid love tunes – all instrumental, and mixed with string and woodwind presentation that are all very much in the best lush style that Morton Gould forged in the 50s – but with some slight adult, sophisticated elements that really live up to the paperback-style image on the cover. Titles include "La Mer", "Tea For Two", "My Ship", "Let's Put Out The Lights", and "September Song". Love Walked In has Morton Gould tripping along with lazy, laidback orchestrations that are filled with slightly illuminating touches – gentle woodwinds mixed with bits of strings, all in a pillowy-soft mix that should send you off to dreamland. Titles include "Love Walked In", "Why Do I Love You", "I Love Thee", "I'm Sure Of Your Love", and "Parlez Moi D'Amour". CD

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✨✧ Richie HavensMixed Bag ... CD
Polydor, 1967. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The genius of Richie Havens at this point is beyond compare – a unique take on the dying folk sound of the 60s, one that infused it with a deeper sense of soul that helped it get new legs in the Woodstock generation – yet which is also heard here before any of the post-hippie cliches that would bog down some of Richie's later work. There's an earnestness to this music that's also touched with a good degree of worldly sense – a notion that the world was changing, but one person at a time, and mostly through the gentle efforts and honest efforts of souls like Richie. This LP features 11 tracks in all – with titles that include "High Flyin' Bird", "San Francisco Bay Blues", "Just Like A Woman", "Sandy", "Three Day Eternity", "Follow", and "Handsome Johny". CD

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✨✧ Main IngredientShame On The World/I Only Have Eyes For You ... CD
RCA/Expansion (UK), 1975/1981. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Two great ones from The Main Ingredient – back to back on a single CD! First up is I Only Have Eyes For You, a great later album from the Main Ingredient – professional, polished, and filled with wonderful harmony vocals! Maestro Patrick Adams arranged and produced the set – and he gives the record a really wonderful sound that's light years from his indie club work of the early 70s – a tight approach to vocal group soul that still lets the harmonies shine wonderfully, but which also takes them into more mature, sophisticated territory. Cuba Gooding's returned to the group, and his beautiful vocals are a very welcome (re)addition to their sound – and the album's got some key midtempo groovers that stand with some of the group's best work. Titles include "Party People", "Only", "Evening of Love", "Just Once", "All Because of You", "Rediscover Me", and a great modern soul remake of "I Only Have Eyes For You". Next up is Shame On The World – an album from 6 years earlier, but a great step forward for The Main Ingredient – a record that's still got all the harmony soul charm of their earlier work for RCA, but with a tighter feel overall – one that has them moving into the same mature group soul mode as The Manhattans over at Columbia! Production and arrangements are by Cuba Gooding and Luther Simmons of the group, with some help from Rene Hall on arrangements too – and the sound is polished, but never slick – a tightening up of the early 70s group soul sound, but in ways that sparkle even more than before! Titles include "Shame On The World", "Let Me Prove My Love To You", "Over You", "Old Greyhound", "Jamaica", "Put Your Love In My Hands", and "Lillian". CD also features the bonus track "Spoiled". CD

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✨✧ VariousBreaks – Original B Boy Street Funk & Block Party Classics ... CD
Harmless (UK), 1998. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nice one! The folks at Harmless put together this stunning compilation of funky tracks with a good breakbeat sound to them, all packaged in a handsome cover with a good NYC old school look. There's probably a few on here that you do have on other comps, but the whole thing's a winner, with classics all the way through, and no dead tracks! Titles include "Scorpio" by Dennis Coffey, "Funky Mule" by Ike Turner, "24 Carat Black" by 24 Carat Black, "Funky Drummer" by James Brown, "Apache" by Incredible Bongo Band, "Ashley's Roachclip" by Soul Searchers, "It's Just Begun" by Jimmy Castor, and "Let A Woman Be A Woman, Let A Man Be A Man" by Dyke & The Blazers. Essential stuff, and in a very nice package! CD
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✨✧ Sven LibaekSet ... CD
Philips/Votary (Australia), 1970. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An Australian sexploitation soundtrack, but one with all the best European elements of the time – thanks to genius work from the continent-hopping Sven Libaek! Sven's got styles here that recall Italian mod, Brit sound library, and dreamy French film scores – including jazzy vocals, slinky instrumentation, bubbling Hammond organ, and even a few bossa nova moments – all wrapped together beautifully in one of the most seductive soundtracks we've ever heard! There's never a dull moment here – and we'd rank this one right up there with Sven's excellent work for underwater adventures and sound library records too – every bit as individual as those, and filled with jazzy goodness. Titles include "Touching Hands", "Love Me", "The Set", "You'll Love It", "The Youngsters", "Partytime At Bronski's", "Start Growing Up Now", and "That's Peg's Affair". CD

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✨✧ VariousPhilly Regrooved (180 gram 8LP set) ... LP
Harmless (UK), 1970s. New Copy 8 LPs ... Out Of Stock
A limited edition box set – featuring the first vinyl appearance of mixes from the excellent Philly Regrooved CD series! The work is a Philly soul dream come true – classic 70s material from the legendary Philly Groove label and other local imprints, all remixed by the legendary Tom Moulton! Tom's already known for work on countless club and disco gems from back in the day – including a fair bit of classics for the Salsoul label – but here, he turns his talents to the Philly Groove label – one of the first companies to really come up with the Philadelphia groove of the 70s – that sweet blend of quick rhythms, soaring instrumentation, and soulful vocals that made the City Of Brotherly Love one of the hippest scenes at the time. And although we love these cuts in their originals, they sound even better here in the hands of Moulton – really extended remixes of 40 tracks that include "Look Me Up" by Blue Magic, "Be Thankful For What You've Got" by William DeVaughn, "I Can't Fight Your Love" by The Modulations, "Standing Right Here" by Melba Moore, "When The Game Is Played On You" by Betty Swann, "One Of A Kind Love Affair" by The Spinners, "Got To Get You Back" by Sons Of Robin Stone, "I Told You So" by The Delfonics, "Second Best" by Finishing Touch, "Gonna Keep On Lovin Him" by First Choice, "Beware She's Pulling My Strings" by The Quickest Way Out, "I'm Hopelessly In Love With You" by Moment Of Truth, "Action Speaks Louder Than Words" by Terry Collins, "Straight From The Heart" by Loose Change, "Big Stone Wall" by Tapestry, "Put Yourself In My Place" by TJM, "Whatcha Gonna Do" by Heaven N Hell, "I'm Doin Fine Now" by New York City, "I Just Can't Say Goodbye" by Philly Devotions, and "We're On The Right Track" by Ultra High Frequency. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Sven LibaekSet (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Philips/Votary (Australia), 1970. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
An Australian sexploitation soundtrack, but one with all the best European elements of the time – thanks to genius work from the continent-hopping Sven Libaek! Sven's got styles here that recall Italian mod, Brit sound library, and dreamy French film scores – including jazzy vocals, slinky instrumentation, bubbling Hammond organ, and even a few bossa nova moments – all wrapped together beautifully in one of the most seductive soundtracks we've ever heard! There's never a dull moment here – and we'd rank this one right up there with Sven's excellent work for underwater adventures and sound library records too – every bit as individual as those, and filled with jazzy goodness. Titles include "Touching Hands", "Love Me", "The Set", "You'll Love It", "The Youngsters", "Partytime At Bronski's", "Start Growing Up Now", and "That's Peg's Affair". LP, Vinyl record album
(Wonderful heavy vinyl and cover!)

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✨✧ Pieces Of A DreamGoodbye Manhattan ... CD
Blue Note/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1995. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great return to basics for Pieces Of A Dream – a set that's tightly jazzy, yet still filled with plenty of soul! The style's a great illustration of the smooth jazz roots the group first offered the world – a style that was really coming into its own at the time of this release, but which still sounded better in the hands of Pieces Of A Dream than just about anyone else! Eva Cassidy sings a bit on the record, but there's plenty of instrumentals – many with some very nicely focused tenor lines from Ron Kerber – just joining the group for this release, but already helping them get a new voice. Titles include "Magens Bay", "After Dark", "We're All Alone", "Bassik Instinct", "Lights Out", "Let's Get Smooth", "Club Jazz (Quiet Storm mix)", and "Have A Little Faith". CD
 
 
 



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