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✨✧ Steve GutMr CT ... CD
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1995. New Copy ... $13.99
Trumpeter Steve Gut's on the frontline here alongside the legendary Clark Terry and the great Dusko Goykovich – and the younger musician really manages to hold his own, and work well with the two master trumpeters! The setting is a larger group – the RTB Big Band – and all three players get a chance to solo – and the mighty Alvin Queen is in the group on drums, providing a soulful kick that maybe makes the album sparkle a bit more than usual for the RTB – although they've always had a great legacy of work with bigger name players, especially American ones. Titles include "Mr CT", "Black Triangle", "Stemi", "Summer Afternoon", "On The Road", "Some Memories", and "Blues To Clark". CD

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String Trio Of New YorkGut Reaction ... CD
Omni Tone, 2003. Used ... $2.99
CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)
 
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✨✧ GutbucketDance ... CD
Gut, 2016. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
CD
 
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BlackbyrdsNight Grooves ... LP
Fantasy/BGP (UK), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99 19.99
A great album of funky dancefloor tunes! Originally issued in 1978, and clearly for the New York dancefloor crowd – the record takes the earlier work of funk group The Blackbyrds, and remixes the tracks slightly to pump up the groove a bit for the dancers. While the approach might not sound good on paper, it actually works wonderfully on the record – as the tunes retain all of the jazz funk feel of the originals, without any of the cheap tricks you might expect. The album's as essential as any of the group's earlier albums – and it's filled with great versions of classics like "Supernatural Feeling", "Gut Level", "Walking In Rhythm", "Do It Fluid", "Rock Creek Park", and "Happy Music". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ BlackbyrdsWalking In Rhythm – The Essential Selection 1973 to 1980 ... CD
Fantasy/Decision, 1970s. Used 2CD ... $9.99
Some of the sharpest, jazziest funk you'll ever hope to hear – a smoking collection of the legendary 70s work by The Blackbyrds on Fantasy Records! The group started as a jazz combo under Donald Byrd's supervision – right at a time when Byrd was making his own fantastic funky records in the 70s – but working for the Bay Area Fantasy label, they really took off into an amazing groove that was all their own – still informed by jazz, but free to open up to lots of funk and soul elements too – sometimes with vocals in the lead, sometimes more focus on the kinds of solos that always set them apart from all their contemporaries! The cuts have some wonderful keyboard work from a young Kevin Toney – who's gone onto a lot of fame over the years – and production on all cuts is either by Larry Mizell, Donald Byrd, or George Duke – key 70s jazz funk forces who keep things mighty tight in the studio! The package features work from all Blackbyrds albums of the 70s – including the Cornbread Earl & Me soundtrack, and the Night Grooves remix set – and the package features 25 titles that include "Enter In", "Party Land", "Do It Fluid", "Gut Level", "Summer Love", "I Need You", "The Baby", "Blackbyrds' Theme", "City Life", "Rock Creek Park", "Walking In Rhythm", "A Hot Day Today", "Wilford's Gone", "One Gun Salute", "Supernatural Feeling", "Mysterious Vibes", and "Soft & Easy". CD

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Tony CrombieWhole Lotta Tony – Tony Crombie & His Friends ... CD
Ember/Fantastic Voyage (UK), 1961. New Copy ... $3.99
A record that's not just noteworthy for being a sweet early 60s date from British drummer Tony Crombie – but also for its great work on alto sax and flute from a young Harold McNair! McNair would go onto greater fame in the London scene of the late 60s – on both the jazz and rock fronts – but he already sounds wonderful here, and adds a sense of wit and whimsy to the record that Crombie's other albums don't usually have – a sly edge on both of his reed instruments that really makes the music sparkle with soul! Other great players include Tommy Whittle on tenor and bass clarinet, and Gordon Beck on both piano and harpsichord – the latter of which sounds especially great in a jazz setting. Titles include "Gut Bucket", "Round The Ouses", "Brazilia", "Flute Salad", "Journey's End", "The Gang Busters", and "Penthouse Party". CD

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Wynonie HarrisLovin Machine ... CD
King/Ace (UK), 1950s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Nobody tops Wynonie Harris – NOBODY – and his recordings for the King label are some of our favorite tracks of all time! Harris is way more than just another jazz singer or bluesman – and instead, almost singlehandedly unlocks the gate to the path that leads to later rock and roll with sides like these – cuts that are as raw and raunchy as they are as tight and grooving – a perfect blend of unbridled energy and razor-sharp performance – at a level that so many others wouldn't hit until many years to come! Harris has roots in jazz, and uses that class to keep things hip with the arrangements – but his vocal power is also massive enough to blow away most blues singers, too – especially as he furthers that power with an unflinching ability to hit topics that include adultery, gambling, and alcoholism – all while making them sound like a mighty good time! CD features a whopping 26 tracks from the King Records years – including "Tremblin", "Lovin Machine", "All She Wants To Do Is Mambo", "Drinking Blues", "Adam Come & Get Your Rib", "Rot Gut", "Married Women Stay Married", "Bloodshot Eyes", "Here Comes The Night", "Just Like Two Drops Of Water", "I'll Never Give Up", "Keep On Churnin Till The Butter Comes", "Git With The Grits", "Do It Again Please", and "Down Boy Down". CD

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Coleman HawkinsSoul (first cover) ... LP
Prestige, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
An excellent session! The record's filled with soul, emotion, and most of all, a hell of a lot of creativity – enough to show that Coleman Hawkins was still a great force to be reckoned with, even when labels were sticking him into loose blowing sessions like this! The group features Kenny Burell on guitar and Ray Bryant on piano – by Hawkins dominates with his solos, dark-edged washes of soul and sound that grab you by the gut and keep you listening throughout. Titles include "Soul Blues", "Groovin", "Sweetnin", and "Sunday Mornin". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing.)

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VariousDave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures Vol 2 – Taken From The Vaults ... CD
Kent/Ace (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Deep soul is special soul – a certain breed of soul music that features extremely emotive vocal performances, and the kind of gut-level delivery of lyrics you'd find in the best work by legends like Otis Redding or James Carr! Yet despite the fame of those big names, the style is maybe best served up by the legion of artists who worked in the underground – some of the lesser-remembered singers who stand here alongside Redding, in a killer second batch of material all hand-picked by Dave Godin – the man who first coined the "deep soul" term back in the day! The collection seems to be even greater than the first – maybe Dave's feeling even more confident than ever – and features a stunning 25 titles that include "How Much Can A Man Take?" by Big John Hamilton, "Losin Boy" by Eddie Giles, "I'll Run Your Hurt Away" by Ruby Johnson, "Make It Me" by The Premiers, "How Was I To Know You Cared" by Doris Duke, "A Love That Never Grows Cold" by Jimmy & Louise Tig, "Let Nothing Separate Us" by Arthur Conley, "If I Could See You One More Time" by Johnny Adams, and "Hiding In the Shadows" by Eddie & Ernie. CD

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VariousWayfaring Strangers – Cosmic American Music ... CD
Numero, Early 70s. New Copy ... $13.99 18.98
The influence of the Byrds, Gram Parsons, and Flying Burrito Brothers knew no bounds back in the day – as you'll hear on this wonderful collection of underground recordings that followed very strongly in their lead! If you think alt-country's only a recent invention, then think again – because way back at the end of the 60s, folks were already starting to come up with their own variant of the sounds of Nashville and Bakersfield – music that's often a bit more gut-wrenching than the mainstream, and which often has those currents of sadness and longing that we love especially strongly in Parsons' records. As usual with Numero, the presentation is wonderful – a special sort of package that features images of all the rare records included, and notes on each individual artist – alongside a set list that includes "Lonesome City" by Black Canyon Gang, "Baby's Back" by Kenny Knight, "To See Her Smile" by Arrogance, "Travelin" by Jimmy Carter & Dallas County Green, "And I Didn't Want You" by Mistress Mary, "Lilly Of The Valley" by Dan Pavlides, "You Can't Make It Alone" by Plain Jane, "Spirit Of The Golden Juice" by FJ McMahon, and "I Know Her Well" by Sandy Harless. CD
Also available Wayfaring Strangers – Cosmic American Music ... LP 23.99

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✨✧ VariousWayfaring Strangers – Cosmic American Music ... LP
Numero, Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $23.99 33.99
The influence of the Byrds, Gram Parsons, and Flying Burrito Brothers knew no bounds back in the day – as you'll hear on this wonderful collection of underground recordings that followed very strongly in their lead! If you think alt-country's only a recent invention, then think again – because way back at the end of the 60s, folks were already starting to come up with their own variant of the sounds of Nashville and Bakersfield – music that's often a bit more gut-wrenching than the mainstream, and which often has those currents of sadness and longing that we love especially strongly in Parsons' records. As usual with Numero, the presentation is wonderful – a special sort of package that features images of all the rare records included, and notes on each individual artist – alongside a set list that includes "Lonesome City" by Black Canyon Gang, "Baby's Back" by Kenny Knight, "To See Her Smile" by Arrogance, "Travelin" by Jimmy Carter & Dallas County Green, "And I Didn't Want You" by Mistress Mary, "Lilly Of The Valley" by Dan Pavlides, "You Can't Make It Alone" by Plain Jane, "Spirit Of The Golden Juice" by FJ McMahon, and "I Know Her Well" by Sandy Harless. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Wayfaring Strangers – Cosmic American Music ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ BlackbyrdsNight Grooves ... CD
Fantasy/BGP (UK), 1978. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great album of funky dancefloor tunes! Originally issued in 1978, and clearly for the New York dancefloor crowd – the record takes the earlier work of funk group The Blackbyrds, and remixes the tracks slightly to pump up the groove a bit for the dancers. While the approach might not sound good on paper, it actually works wonderfully on the record – as the tunes retain all of the jazz funk feel of the originals, without any of the cheap tricks you might expect! The album's as essential as any of the group's earlier albums – and it's filled with great versions of classics like "Supernatural Feeling", "Gut Level", "Walking In Rhythm", "Do It Fluid", "Rock Creek Park", and "Happy Music". CD
Also available Night Grooves ... LP 13.99

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✨✧ FallThis Nation's Saving Grace ... LP
Beggars Banquet (UK), 1985. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the best 80s sets of acerbic, razor sharp postpunk from The Fall – 1985's legendary This Nation's Saving Grace – definitely a highpoint from one of their most creatively fertile periods. Sonically, it's one of their coolest records, ranging from heavy, sinister mood with enough a raw stomp and ear for tuneful immediacy, as well as some Can inspired synth moments. But as always, it's the sneering lyricism that makes a great Fall album what it is! Titles include "Mansion", "Bombast", "Barmy", "Spoilt Victorian Child", "Gut Of The Quntifier", "My New House", "I Am Damo Suzuki" and "To Nkroachment: Yarbles". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing, including the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ FallSchtick – Yarbles Revisited ... LP
Beggars Banquet, Mid 80s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The Fall at their peak – with some incredible singles, a rarity or two, and some incredible live BBC recordings – all from right around the time of This Nation's Saving Grace LP! We'd argue that The Fall was recording the best material of their career during this period, somehow balancing tuneful, if still pretty damn jagged postpunk with spontaneous changes and genuinely catchy hooks – even if Mark E Smith's speak-singing lyricism was as surly as ever! Includes the studio recorded singles "Couldn't Get Ahead", "Rollin' Dany", "Petty (Thief) Lout", "Cruiser's Creek", "Vixen" and "Ma Riley" – plus a bunch of incredible 1985 John Peel show live recordings on the other side – including "Gut Of The Quantifer", "Spoilt Victorian Child", "LA" LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Dave Bailey2 Feet In The Gutter ... LP
Epic, 1961. New Copy (reissue)... $6.99
Hardbop albums don't get any better than this – and although drummer Dave Bailey only recorded for a brief stretch as a leader, this session's one that shows that he was a heck of a force to contend with! The record's got an intensity that easily rivals the best by Art Blakey over at Blue Note during the early 60s – but Dave's also got a slightly looser groove too – a bit more sense of humanity, and one that allows for really organic interplay between the players. There's a slight soul jazz undercurrent – especially in the piano lines of Billy Gardner – and other players in the quintet include Bill Hardman on trumpet, Frank Haynes on tenor, and Ben Tucker on bass. The group wails on an early version of Tucker's classic "Comin' Home Baby", plus other great originals like "Coffee Walk", "Lady Iris B", and "Two Feet In the Gutter". A old favorite on the south side of Chicago! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available
2 Feet In The Gutter ... LP 4.99
2 Feet In The Gutter (Japanese pressing) ... CD 26.99

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Dave Bailey2 Feet In The Gutter ... LP
Epic, 1961. Near Mint- (reissue)... $4.99
Hardbop albums don't get any better than this – and although drummer Dave Bailey only recorded for a brief stretch as a leader, this session's one that shows that he was a heck of a force to contend with! The record's got an intensity that easily rivals the best by Art Blakey over at Blue Note during the early 60s – but Dave's also got a slightly looser groove too – a bit more sense of humanity, and one that allows for really organic interplay between the players. There's a slight soul jazz undercurrent – especially in the piano lines of Billy Gardner – and other players in the quintet include Bill Hardman on trumpet, Frank Haynes on tenor, and Ben Tucker on bass. The group wails on an early version of Tucker's classic "Comin' Home Baby", plus other great originals like "Coffee Walk", "Lady Iris B", and "Two Feet In the Gutter". A old favorite on the south side of Chicago! LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue pressing.)
Also available
2 Feet In The Gutter ... LP 6.99
2 Feet In The Gutter (Japanese pressing) ... CD 26.99

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Dave Bailey2 Feet In The Gutter (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Epic (Japan), 1961. Used ... $26.99
Hardbop albums don't get any better than this – and although drummer Dave Bailey only recorded for a brief stretch as a leader, this session's one that shows that he was a heck of a force to contend with! The record's got an intensity that easily rivals the best by Art Blakey over at Blue Note during the early 60s – but Dave's also got a slightly looser groove too – a bit more sense of humanity, and one that allows for really organic interplay between the players. There's a slight soul jazz undercurrent – especially in the piano lines of Billy Gardner – and other players in the quintet include Bill Hardman on trumpet, Frank Haynes on tenor, and Ben Tucker on bass. The group wails on an early version of Tucker's classic "Comin' Home Baby", plus other great originals like "Coffee Walk", "Lady Iris B", and "Two Feet In the Gutter". A old favorite on the south side of Chicago! CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)
Also available
2 Feet In The Gutter ... LP 6.99
2 Feet In The Gutter ... LP 4.99

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Dave BaileyOne Foot In The Gutter ... CD
Columbia/Koch, 1960. Used ... $8.99
Hard to have any feet in the gutter when you sound this great – as the album's a killer batch of hardbop, led by drummer Dave Bailey during his classic short run on Columbia! The lineup here is amazing – a rock-solid sextet with Clark Terry on trumpet, Junior Cook on tenor, Curtis Fuller on trombone, Horace Parlan on piano, and Peck Morrison on bass – all hitting with an intensity which rivals the best on Blue Note or Prestige – but which is arguably even better, given that most of the tracks on the set really stretch out! Side two features an extended 20 minute take on "Sandu" – and side one features "One Foot In The Gutter" and "Well You Needn't" – both over 10 minutes long! CD
Also available One Foot In The Gutter (with bonus track) ... CD 8.99

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Dave BaileyOne Foot In The Gutter (with bonus track) ... CD
Columbia (UK), 1960. New Copy ... $8.99
Hard to have any feet in the gutter when you sound this great – as the album's a killer batch of hardbop, led by drummer Dave Bailey during his classic short run on Columbia! The lineup here is amazing – a rock-solid sextet with Clark Terry on trumpet, Junior Cook on tenor, Curtis Fuller on trombone, Horace Parlan on piano, and Peck Morrison on bass – all hitting with an intensity which rivals the best on Blue Note or Prestige – but which is arguably even better, given that most of the tracks on the set really stretch out! Side two features an extended 20 minute take on "Sandu" – and side one features "One Foot In The Gutter" and "Well You Needn't" – both over 10 minutes long! CD also features the bonus track "Brownie Speaks". CD
Also available One Foot In The Gutter ... CD 8.99

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Walter BentonOut Of This World ... LP
Jazzland, 1960. Very Good ... $24.99
One of the few sessions ever recorded by tenor player Walter Benton – a great talent with a very strong voice, coming out of a gutsier 50s era, and growing into a capable hardbop player by the time of this set. The album's got Benton playing in a quintet that features Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and either Jimmy Cobb or Albert Heath on drums – and although the group's clearly not Benton's working unit, the overall sound of the record is quite strong, with very capable rhythm playing, and some nicely arcing solos with spirit and surprising touches. Titles include "Iris", "Night Movement", "A Blues Mood", "Azil", and "Walter's Altar". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label Bill Grauer productions pressing with a deep groove. Cover has a split spine and partially split seams.)

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Big MaybelleI've Got A Feelin' – Okeh & Savoy Recordings 1952 to 1956 ... CD
Okeh/Rev-Ola (UK), Mid 50s. New Copy ... $3.99
A great overview of the important early years of Big Maybelle – work that's probably still some of her best-remembered, all done in a gutsy, soulful style that's every bit as wonderful as 50s R&B on Atlantic from Ruth Brown and Lavern Baker! The package brings together both Maybelle's work for Savoy and Okeh – and in doing so, covers all of her key sides of the mid 50s – some of which are oft-remembered hits, others of which are lesser-known, but even better – in that slightly off-center way that can make obscure R&B still sound great after the passage of many years. CD features 28 titles in all – including the classics "Gabbin Blues" and "Candy" – plus "Ain't No Use", "I'm Getting Long Alright", "You Never Know", "Maybelle's Blues", "Such A Cutie", "So Good To My Baby", "That's A Pretty Good Love", "Ring Dang Dilly", "Pitiful", and "I Don't Want To Cry". CD

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Mary J BligeLove & Life ... CD
Geffen, 2003. Used ... $3.99
The queen of hip hop soul takes it back to the gutter with guest spots by Jay-Z and P-Diddy on "Love & Life", 50 Cent on "Let Me Be The One", and Method Man on "Love @ 1st Sight", but overall this one has Mary in a better mood than the last album! You've probably heard by now that Mary's got Diddy back on the boards for most of the album, and the production is, for the most part anyway, no nonsense and unfussy. This appropriately makes Mary's great-as-always lead vocals the star of the show. Dr. Dre produced "Not Today", and we'd like to hear more of that team, but that's pretty much our only complaint! Other tracks include "Don't Go", "When We", "Ooh!", "Willing & Waiting", "Free", "It's A Wrap", "All My Love" and more. CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Al Cohn & Zoot SimsMotoring Along ... LP
Sonet (Sweden), 1974. Near Mint- ... $9.99
The team of Al & Zoot are wonderfully reunited in this classic 70s session – an album that still crackles with all their best twin-tenor frontline styles, but which also has a more fluid, free, and easygoing feel than their work in the 50s! The rhythm session on the set features some great work by Horace Parlan on piano, giving the set a nice gutbuckety bottom, and making the whole thing come across with a lot more soul than you might expect. Titles include "Motoring Along", "Fallin", "What The World Needs Now", and "Stockholm LA". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing, still in the shrink.)

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Eddie Lockjaw DavisEddie Lockjaw Davis Cookbook – Vol 1 (red cover) ... LP
Prestige, 1958. Very Good- ... $14.99
A record that's virtually the blueprint for the sound of Hammond organ and tenor sax in soul jazz– the first of Eddie Lockjaw Davis' great run of cookbook albums for Prestige! The record features Lockjaw's gutsy tenor in a group alongside Jerome Richardson's lighter flute – both dancing wonderfully together over organ lines from a young Shirley Scott – playing here with a style that's a bit earthier and more bluesy than some of her later work. Rhythm is by George Duviver on bass and Arthur Edgehill on drums – and tracks include the classic 12 minute jammer "In The Kitchen", plus shorter tracks "Three Deuces", "The Chef", and "Have Horn, Will Blow". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label NYC pressing, with deep groove, RVG stamp, and Not For Sale stamp. Cover has a Not For Sale stamp and some pen on back.)

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✨✧ Bo DiddleyBo Diddley (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Checker/Sundazed, 1958. New Copy ... $23.99 24.98
Fantastically twangy! We never tire of Bo Diddley's incredible guitar work – and you'll get plenty of it in this early album he cut for Chess, a tasty batch of 12 tracks, all original tunes with a stripped-down gutbuckety sound – rough, raw rhythms that feature plenty of Bo's gritty guitar over the top! The cover's got a picture of Bo holding a conventional hollow-body – nice and echoey, and a bit different than his later trademark square guitar – but the sound is still loud and proud throughout. Titles include "Bo Diddley", "I'm A Man", "Hey Bo Diddley", "Bring It To Jerome", "Say Bossman", "Diddley Daddy", "Hush Your Mouth", and "Who Do You Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Lou DonaldsonGood Gracious! ... CD
Blue Note (UK), 1963. Used ... $11.99
A cool cooker from the great Lou Donaldson – and a record that's ever bit as tasty as its cover! Lou's really hitting his soul jazz stride here – stepping off his 50s bop years, and moving into a more gutbuckety groove that's delivered with wonderful accompaniment from a quartet that features Grant Green on guitar, John Patton on Hammond, and Ben Dixon on drums! The style is loose and open – and tracks are long, with tight solos, especially from Patton and Green, always a winning combination – really stepping out here with an early raw fury! Titles include "Caracas", "Bad John", "Holy Ghost", and "Good Gracious!". Nice cover, too, with a photo of Lou checking out a sexy model, while speaking the title! CD
(Out of print.)
Also available
Good Gracious! ... LP 79.99
Good Gracious! (Japanese pressing) ... CD 14.99

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Lou DonaldsonGood Gracious! ... LP
Blue Note, 1963. Very Good ... $79.99
A cool cooker from the great Lou Donaldson – and a record that's ever bit as tasty as its cover! Lou's really hitting his soul jazz stride here – stepping off his 50s bop years, and moving into a more gutbuckety groove that's delivered with wonderful accompaniment from a quartet that features Grant Green on guitar, John Patton on Hammond, and Ben Dixon on drums! The style is loose and open – and tracks are long, with tight solos, especially from Patton and Green, always a winning combination – really stepping out here with an early raw fury! Titles include "Caracas", "Bad John", "Holy Ghost", and "Good Gracious!". Nice cover, too, with a photo of Lou checking out a sexy model, while speaking the title! LP, Vinyl record album
(New York mono pressing, with Van Gelder stamp and ear. Cover has a name in pen and light stains on back.)
Also available
Good Gracious! ... CD 11.99
Good Gracious! (Japanese pressing) ... CD 14.99

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Lou DonaldsonGood Gracious! (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1963. Used ... $14.99
A cool cooker from the great Lou Donaldson – and a record that's ever bit as tasty as its cover! Lou's really hitting his soul jazz stride here – stepping off his 50s bop years, and moving into a more gutbuckety groove that's delivered with wonderful accompaniment from a quartet that features Grant Green on guitar, John Patton on Hammond, and Ben Dixon on drums! The style is loose and open – and tracks are long, with tight solos, especially from Patton and Green, always a winning combination – really stepping out here with an early raw fury! Titles include "Caracas", "Bad John", "Holy Ghost", and "Good Gracious!". Nice cover, too, with a photo of Lou checking out a sexy model, while speaking the title! CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)
Also available
Good Gracious! ... LP 79.99
Good Gracious! ... CD 11.99

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Levon Eskenian/Gurdjieff EnsembleKomitas ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2015. New Copy ... $11.99 18.98
A wonderful project from the Gurdjieff Ensemble – a group who initially formed to play the music of the composer of the same name, but who here take on the compositions of Komitas – an Armenian scholar from the same generation, and one whose sounds have an even more other-worldly vibe! The music captures lots of the timeless, exotic currents we love in songs by Gurdjieff, but there's a more robust sound to the performance too – as the group uses a fair bit of unusual reed and percussion instruments – in a blend that includes oud, duduk, tmbuk, tar, kamancha, and zurna. Most tracks are short, and still relatively compositional – although they trace roots back to more folkloric sounds – and in a way, the music is kind of a precursor to later experiments by Moondog. Titles include "Havun", "Msho Shoror", "Zulo", "Lorva Gutanerg", "Karno Shoror","Yot Par", and "Manushaki". CD

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✨✧ Curtis FullerBone & Bari ... LP
Blue Note, 1957. Near Mint- ... $799.99
One of the "bottomest" albums you'll ever hear – as trombonist Curtis Fuller meets baritone saxophonist Tate Houston – for a real session of "bone" and "bari" grooving that's one of the most striking Blue Notes of the time! The album features the pair working hard to push their instruments past conventional expectations – gliding with a fluid ease that you really wouldn't expect, yet still working out all the gutbuckety soul propensities that the instruments possess. Part of the strength of the session is the rhythm section – which features Sonny Clark on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Art Taylor on drums – but another strong aspect is the choice of material, which includes some nice originals like "Again", "Pickup", "Nita's Waltz", and "Algonquin". LP, Vinyl record album
(63rd street mono pressing, without deep groove, with RVG stamp and 9M etch. Cover has a slightly bent corner, otherwise looks great. Vinyl is fantastic!)

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Curtis FullerNew Trombone ... LP
Prestige, 1957. Near Mint- ... $14.99
An excellent album of hard-blown soul jazz – especially if you dig saxophonist Sonny Red! Curtis Fuller is the leader of the group, but Sonny Red's also on the record as well – playing some of the best alto sax he's ever laid down on record, with a really incredible tone that he rarely matched again! Fuller's in much deeper, much gutsier style than on some of his Blue Note sessions – and has much more of a groove overall – a richly rhythmic quality that comes from the presence of Doug Watkins' bass and Louis Hayes' drums – in a group that also features Hank Jones on piano. The whole album's got a really nice open-ended feel, with tight soulful soloing and a good deep bottom sound – one that's perfect for Fuller's horn, and which seems to really deepen the shadings in Red's sax. Titles include "Vonce #5", "Namely You", "Transportation Blues", and "Blue Lawson". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing with obi.)

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Stephane Grappelli & Georges DelerueLes Valseuses/Calmos ... CD
Rambling (Japan), 1974/1975. New Copy ... $22.99
2 jazzy French soundtracks – both written for films directed by Bertrand Blier. First up is Les Valseuses, a 1973 score written by Stephane Grappelli, played by a small group featuring Grappelli, plus Maurice Vander on piano and organ, Philippe Catherine on guitar, Guy Pedersen on bass, and Daniel Humair on drums. The second set is even groovier – Calmos, written by Georges Delerue in 1975, and featuring the sublime talents of Slam Stewart, who plays bass and sings along with his instrument, backed by a small combo that includes Vander and Humair. The sound of this combination is incredible – with a rumbling guttural quality that must have worked wonderfully with the film. The set's got a total of 17 tracks in all – and titles include "Calmos", "Les Joies Du Maquis", "Poursuite", "Rolis", "Jeanne", "Ballade", "Debandade", and "Calmos Tranquilos". CD

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Lil GreenwoodWalking & Singing The Blues ... CD
Modern/Ace (UK), Early 50s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Early work from the great Lil Greenwood – a singer who ended out the 50s with a key role in the Duke Ellington band – but one who started the decade with a great run of jump blues and jazz singles for the Modern and Federal Records labels! Greenwood's got a range and sophistication that go way past the usual R&B stylists of the time – able to really stretch out on some of the slinkier, more late nite tracks – inflecting her vocals in a beautiful, horn-like way – while also coming on stronger on some of the more upbeat tracks! This mix of class and sass is really wonderful, and makes the 22 track set a really rewarding listen – especially as the postwar style of the Modern sides gives way to the gutsier vibe of the Federal/King recordings. Booklet contains lots of notes on Lil's career – and titles include "Heart Full Of Pain", "Grandpa Can Boogie Too", "Once In A While", "Dissatisfied Blues", "For You My Love", "Young Blood", "Sitting & Wondering", "I'm Goin Crazy", "Along About Midnight", and "I'm Crying". CD

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Gwen GuthrieAin't Nothin Goin On But The Rent (12 inch club mix, dub mix, 12 inch club rmx, dub rmx) ... 12-inch
Polygram, 1986. Very Good+ ... $13.99
Ah, one of the few tracks from the 80s that played equally well on the charts and the dancefloor! We're not the biggest fans of Gwen in the world, but the track's got a monster hook that still sounds pretty darn sweet, and it was mixed and edited by Larry Levan. 12-inch, Vinyl record
 
 
 



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