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✨✧ Al GreenKeep On Pushing Love/Your Heart's In Good Hands ... 7-inch
Outta Sight (UK), 1996. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Later work from Al Green – produced by Arthur Baker, who sets Al up in some surprisingly nice contemporary grooves! "Keep On Pushing" has a nice stepping groove from the start – but Al's vocals still have all that classic style overall – that sublime, spiritual flow that just gets better and better as the tune rolls on! "Your Heart" is great too – a joyous midtempo groover that stands strongly with Greens' classics from the 70s! 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
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Fontella BassRescued – The Best Of Fontella Bass ... CD
Chess/MCA, Late 60s. Used ... $7.99
Killer hard female soul! Fontella Bass was one of the best voices of the 60s – and she cut a lot of great work besides her one huge hit "Rescue Me" (which everyone always seems to think was by Aretha Franklin anyway!) This CD brings together 16 great tracks from her years at Chess, when she was brought to the label by Oliver Sain, who also handled most of the recordings. The sound here is pure and simple hard soul, with none of the more sophisticated stuff that Bass got into later, after hooking up with Lester Bowie. Titles include "Recovery", "The Soul Of A Man", "Don't Mess Up A Good Thing", "Don't Jump", "Leave It In The Hands Of Love", and "Joy Of Love". Also features a few duets with Bobby McClure, and a previously unissued track. CD
(Out of print original pressing.)

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Syl JohnsonSyl Johnson With Melody Whittle ... CD
Twinight, 2013. Used ... $2.99
Syl Johnson, back in action and sounding great – and working here with key help from the younger generation too! As the title indicates, Johnson's singing here with up-and-coming vocalist Melody Whittle – a contemporary artist, but one with deep soul touches that work perfectly with Syl's classic approach – all wrapped up here with a style that's partly old school, and partly that modern evolution of the southern soul style you might find on a label like Malaco – further proof that Johnson just keeps on growing after all these years! Daughter Syleena makes an appearance on the set, and shades things in with some of her own flavors too – and titles include a few remakes of old tracks too. Tracks include "Mr Invisible", "I'm With You Too", "Turn Back The Hands Of Time", "Is It Because I'm Black 2006", "Ms Fine Brown Frame", "Loving On The Run", "Baby I'm Scared Of You", "Goodie Goodie Good Times", "Mellow Down Easy", "I'm Just A Freak For You", and "Just Make Love To You". 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 (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Blue Note, 1966. Used ... $6.99
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. CD version really expands from the original LP – with 9 titles that include "Chain Reaction", "Third Time Around", "Hank's Waltz", "Yes Indeed", "Straight No Filter", "Syrup & Biscuits", and "The Feelin's Good". CD
(Out of print.)

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Willie NelsonIt Will Come To Pass – The Metaphysical Worlds & Poetic Introspections Of Willie Nelson ... CD
RCA/Omni (Australia), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $12.99 19.98
Willie Nelson without the long hair – really sounding great on a set of early recordings for RCA! That amazing voice is already very firmly in place – that sharp, raspy tone that was an instant original in country music – especially when singing Nelson's own words, which really dominate this wonderful collection – a set that, as you'd guess from the title, really highlights Willie's more contemplative nature! The whole thing's wonderfully free from any overdone country music cliches – and is a great document of this under-reissued side of Nelson's catalog – the roots that led to the superstardom of the 70s, but with a much more personal, heartfelt quality too. CD features 28 tracks in all – and titles include "Healing Hands Of Time", "Suffer In Silence", "Truth Number One", "Jimmy's Road", "Pages", "Little Things", "Blackjack County Chain", "Me & Paul", "These Are Difficult Times Remember The Good Times", "Born To Lose", "The Ghost", and "Darkness On The Face Of The Earth". CD

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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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Johnny Hammond SmithThat Good Feelin' ... CD
New Jazz (Japan), 1959. Used ... $4.99
Good feelings and plenty of soul – some very early work as a leader from Hammond hero Johnny Smith! The set's got Johnny using the organ with lots of stops out – that full, wide range of the instrument that initially knocked so many folks for a loop when it first came into jazz – then really took strong formation in the hands of a player like this! The groove's a bit like a Jimmy Smith record for Blue Note, but a lot grittier too – with some occasional elements of R&B mixed in with the more far-reaching jazz sensibilities. The group features Thornel Schwartz on guitar, who'd played famously with Jimmy Smith – plus George Tucker on bass and Leo Stevens on drums. Titles include the originals "Puddin" and "That Good Feelin" – plus "My Funny Valentine", "I'll Remember April", and "Billie's Bounce". CD
(Includes obi.)

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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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✨✧ Donna SummerAnother Place & Time (expanded 3CD edition) ... CD
Atlantic/Driven By The Music (UK), 1988. Used 3CD ... $14.99
Donna Summer's in the hands of 80s pop superproducers Stock/Aiken/Waterman this time around – and the trio give her music just the kind of catchy, bouncy feel of some of their bigger hits for other artists at the time! The approach is surprisingly strong for Summer, and almost returns her back to the roots of her music in the 70s – as the SAW style often uses upbeat rhythms aimed at the dancefloor, creating sort of an 80s update to Donna's earlier disco modes! The overall style and instrumentation is decidedly more in the spirit of the time, but there's a similar sense of Summer's energy in the lyrics – and titles include "I Don't Wanna Get Hurt", "The Only One", "Sentimental", "Breakaway", "When Love Takes Over You", and "If It Makes You Feel Good". Special reissue features the great book-style cover and notes of the others in this series – plus 2 more CDs with a whopping 27 more tracks – all mixes from a variety of singles, by Pete Hammond, Clivilles & Cole, Dave Ford, and others. CD
(Back cover has a promo sticker.)

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VariousStrictly The Best Vol 21 ... LP
VP, 1999. Near Mint- ... $3.99
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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Julius BrockingtonSophisticated Funk ... LP
Today, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
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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✨✧ Ran BlakeCocktails At Dusk – A Noir Tribute To Chris Connor ... CD
Impulse, 2015. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really unique little album from pianist Ran Blake – and that's saying a lot, given that all of his music is pretty darn unique! The album features Blake at his warmest – serving up a tribute to the vocalist Chris Connor, but at a level that's mostly instrumental – as a good number of the tracks just feature Ran on solo piano – creating dark, moody shapes from the bare bones of songs that were a big part of Connor's famous 50s recordings for Bethlehem Records – really blue, melancholy numbers that sound completely different in Blake's hands, but which have the same sort of haunting feel as Chris' vocal versions. Laika Fatien sings on 3 of the album's 13 tracks – with a very mellow, almost icy style that we've never heard from her before – and 2 more tracks feature Ricky Ford on tenor, playing with an approach that's surprisingly well-suited to Ran's piano. Titles include "All About Ronnie", "Why Can't I", "Where Are You", "Moon Ride", "Driftwood", "Speak Low", and "Go Way From My Window". CD

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✨✧ Charles Mingus & John LaPortaJazzical Moods (Vols 1 & 2) ... CD
Period/OJC, 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". CD

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✨✧ RootsGame Theory ... CD
Okayplayer/Def Jam, 2006. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The Roots return with their first album on Def Jam – a rich batch of soulful, heavier moods, cultural reflection, and some incredible modern Philly funk playing behind the thoughtful rhymes – probably the deepest album to appear on Def Jam in the past decade or so! Game Theory shares a tendency with their earlier masterwork Things Fall Apart in its way of applying an uplifting, riveting groove to tracks with some genuine hurt and despair. Sonically, Game Theory is its own animal. We NEVER would have pegged this record for the Def Jam debut – it's way too good! Tracks include the PE-referencing "False Media", "Game Theory" feat Malik B, the single "Don't Feel Right" feat Maimounta Youssef, "In The Music" feat Malik B & Porn, "Take It There" feat Wadud Ahmad, "Baby" feat John-John of Nouveau Riche, "Here I Come" feat Dice Raw of Nouveau Riche & Malik B, "Long Time" featuring Peedi Peedi & Bunny Sigler, "Clock With No Hands" feat Mercedes Martinez of Jazzyfatnastees, "Can't Stop This" and more. CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ VariousNicola Conte Presents Mystic Prestige – Deep Afrocentric Modal Jazz From Prestige Archives ... CD
Prestige/Universal (Japan), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nicola Conte digs deep into the catalog of Prestige Records – and comes up with a host of spiritual and modal jazz tunes in the process! Conte's ears are always wonderful – not just on his own albums, or his work with Schema Records – but also when he's given material like this – sounds that might seem familiar at the outset, but which really bristle with new energy in his hands! You'll recognize most of the artists here, but Nicola's done an excellent job of pulling out really special tracks – including some under-heard album gems that resonate with some of the earliest examples of spiritual undercurrents in jazz. Titles include "Taboo" by Yusef Lateef, "Poinciana" by Jerome Richardson, "Blues In Bloom" by Gigi Gryce, "Cubano Chant" by Art Taylor, "Talkin Bout JC" by Larry Young, "Barengo" by Barry Harris, "Quiet Dawn" by Cedar Walton, "Feeling Good" by Andy & The Bey Sisters, and "Stolen Moments" by Eddie Lockjaw Davis. CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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✨✧ Rozetta JohnsonPersonal Woman – The Legendary Clintone Sessions 1970 to 1975 ... CD
Clintone/Soulscape (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Gil Scott-HeronReflections ... LP
Arista, 1981. Used ... Out Of Stock
A great little album that's often overshadowed by its hit – the 15 minute "B-Movie", which was sort of an overly-wrought protest piece about how the election of Ronald Reagan in 1980 was going to turn America into a bad b-movie. Not that that track's bad – although its politics have certainly dated by now – but the real strength of the album are the jazzy numbers, written in Gil's beautiful righteous style forged in the soul jazz underground of the 70s. These include the stellar "Is That Jazz?", a contemplative track about the future of the art form, a mellow version of Bill Withers' "Grandma's Hands", the moody "Storm Music", and "Gun", a good groover with a message about the right to bear arms. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an unglued top seam, some wear, and some pen.)

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✨✧ Taste Of HoneyTaste Of Honey ... CD
Capitol/Universal (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Probably the most successful album the Mizell Brothers ever produced, and a fine set of uptempo groovers from this female soul duet! There's some nice jazzy moments underneath the catchy lyrics, and in a way, the album's style is sort of a blueprint for the sound that would emerge over the next few at Capitol Records, where some incredible albums of modern soul would be recorded. And sure, at one level the group's hit "Boogie Oogie Oogie" is a bit of oversaturated pop disco – but there's plenty of other great moments that show the group as a more sophisticated soul outfit, including "This Love Of Ours", "Sky High", "Distant", "You're In Good Hands", "Sky High" and "If We Loved". This remastered version from Big Break UK includes bonus mixes: "Boogie Oogie Oogie (Single Mix)", "Boogie Oogie Oogie (12" New Boogie Mix)" and "Disco Dancin' (12" Disco Mix)". CD
 
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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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✨✧ 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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Sven LibaekSet (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Philips/Votary (Australia), 1970. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $23.99 25.98
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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✨✧ 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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Pieces Of A DreamGoodbye Manhattan ... CD
Blue Note/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1995. New Copy ... $5.99
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
Also available Goodbye Manhattan ... CD 2.99

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Pieces Of A DreamGoodbye Manhattan ... CD
Blue Note/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1995. Used ... $2.99
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
Also available Goodbye Manhattan ... CD 5.99

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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 ... $14.99
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
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
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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✨✧ 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
Also available Set (180 gram vinyl) ... LP 23.99

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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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