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Hank CrawfordBest Of Hank Crawford ... LP
Atlantic, 1960s. Sealed ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Hank CrawfordDon't You Worry Bout A Thing ... LP
Kudu, 1974. Very Good ... $4.99
Sweet soulful jazz from reedman Hank Crawford – one of his killer Kudu sessions from the 70s – all of which really helped Hank redefine his sound! The setting here is large and full – put together beautifully by Bob James, with that sense of space for the soloist that makes his CTI/Kudu arrangements so crucial – and light years ahead of what other arrangers were doing at the time. The tracks are longish, but never overdone – and the record has all the soulful alto sounds of Crawford's 60s work at Atlantic, but with a definite 70s bent overall. James plays Fender Rhodes, Arp, and clavinet – and other players include Joe Farrell on tenor and flute, Idris Muhammad and Bernard Purdie on drums, and Richard Tee on additional keyboards. Titles include "Jana", "Sho Is Funky", "Don't You Worry Bout A Thing", "Groove Junction", and "All In Love Is Fair". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a name in marker on the back with some wear along the top seam. Label has some marker.)

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✨✧ Hank CrawfordHelp Me Make It Through The Night ... LP
Kudu, 1971. Near Mint- ... $5.99
One of Hank Crawford's first big records of the 70s – a really great set that helps him shake off some of his stock modes of the 60s and find a very different groove! A big part of the album is arranger Don Sebesky, who gives Hank a backdrop that's sophisticated and smooth, yet still pretty soulful in all the right places – a style that's almost a bit like mainstream soundtrack work of the time, but a bit more jazz focused overall. Hank's solos are right out front on most tracks – blown with that nicely pinched tone that made him a standout back in the day – and other players include Richard Tee on both organ and piano, as well as Idris Muhammad and Bernard Purdie on drums. Titles include "Uncle Funky", "Imagine", "The Sun Died", "Brian's Song", and "Ham", which was arranged by Pee Wee Ellis. LP, Vinyl record album

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Hank CrawfordI Hear A Symphony ... LP
Kudu, 1975. Very Good+ ... $5.99
Not really a symphony, but a great album that features the soulful alto sax of Hank Crawford blowing over some rich larger backings from David Matthews – all with a sweetly funky Kudu sound! The style's a bit more polished than some of the other Kudu sessions of the time – almost a bit disco or clubby at times – as Matthews brings in a fair bit of strings and horns to the backings, and also has some female backing singers sweetening up the sound. But as usual with Kudu, the record's no cheap cash-in sort of set – and Matthews ensures that it's got a tightly-crafted groove that's almost like mainstream 70s soundtrack funk at its best moments. Keyboards are by Richard Tee and Leon Pendarvis – and titles include "Sugar Free", "I Hear A Symphony", "The Stripper", "Hang It On The Ceiling", and "Love Won't Let Me Wait". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a cutout notch.)

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Hank CrawfordMr Blues ... LP
Atlantic, 1967. Very Good- Gatefold ... $4.99
A sweet soulful stepper from the mighty Hank Crawford – a set that's got a bit of the bluesy lines promised by the title, but which also has some snappier soul jazz modes played by a larger ensemble! Hank plays a bit of piano, in addition to his trademark alto sax – and the set's got a style that bridges his roots with Ray Charles and some of the cooler, groovier modes of Atlantic Records jazz in the 60s. Other players include Wendell Harrison on reeds, and Sonny Forriest on guitar – and titles include the originals "Mr Blues", "Smoky City", "Hush Puppies", and "The Turfer" – plus versions of "Danger Zone", "Route 66", and "Lonely Avenue". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing.)

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Hank Crawford/Leo WrightSoul Clinic/Blues Shout ... CD
Atlantic/Collectables, 1960/1961. Used ... $11.99
2 lost soul jazz classic from the Atlantic catalog! Hank Crawford's Soul Clinic is one of the few albums we really like by him, and it features the soulful altoist playing in a group with David Fathead Newman and some other lesser-known players who are nice and soulful. The set's got some warm mellow instrumental versions of blues classics, plus a few originals like "Lorelei's Lament", "Blue Stone", and "Playmates". Even better is Blues Shout, one of the rare few albums cut by the amazing alto and flute player Leo Wright. The record's got a beautiful mix of soul jazz and slightly modern lyricism, and Wright's tone and projection are impeccable throughout. Titles on the record include "Sigi", "Blues Shout", "Indian Summer", "The Wind", and "Two Moods" – and players include Junior Mance, Richard Williams, and Charlie Persip. CD
(Out of print.)

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Jimmy McGriff/Hank Crawford QuartetBlues Groove ... CD
Telarc, 1995. Used ... $2.99
... CD

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✨✧ Hank CrawfordCajun Sunrise ... LP
Kudu, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Hank CrawfordDown On The Deuce ... CD
Milestone, 1984. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ Hank CrawfordHank Crawford's Back ... LP
Kudu, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Hank Crawford turns his back on the cover of this sweet little set from Kudu – but the groove itself is very upfront, strongly in the best mix of funky jazz and club the label had going down into the late 70s! Arrangements are by David Matthews, who keeps things lean and mean, even when the instrumentation is fairly large – and Hank's nicely burning alto is firmly in the lead, blown with a sound that echoes back to older soul jazz modes of the 60s, but which has some smoother touches overall for the 70s. The album's got plenty of keyboards from Richard Tee, plus trombone solos from Fred Wesley, flute from Jeremy Steig, and guitar from Eric Gale – plus backing vocals on some of the cuts. Titles include "Funky Pigeon", "Midnight Over Memphis", "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine", "Canadian Sunset", and "I Can't Stop Loving You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Hank CrawfordWe Got A Good Thing Going ... LP
Kudu, 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A little sleepy, but with nice moments that have that easy funky groove that Hank was using in his best work during the early 70s. Arrangements are by Don Sebesky and Bob James – and the best numbers have Hank's alto soufully blowing with some sweeeet electric piano in the background. Titles include "Alone Again Naturally", "We Got A Good Thing Going", "I Don't Know", "A Little Tear", and "Down To Earth". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Hank Crawford & Jimmy McGriffBest Of Hank Crawford & Jimmy McGriff ... CD
Milestone, 1980s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Small cutout notch through spine.)

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✨✧ Hank Crawford & Jimmy McGriffSoul Survivors ... LP
Milestone, 1986. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With Hank Crawford on alto, Jimmy McGriff on organ, George Benson on gu itar, and Bernard Purdie on drums! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole & some waviness.)

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✨✧ Hank CrawfordTight ... CD
Milestone, 1996. Used ... Out Of Stock
Features David Newman on tenor, Melvin Sparks on guitar, and Idris Muhammad on drums! CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole. CD has a promo stamp.)
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Charlie BrownWhy Is Everybody Always Pickin On Me? ... LP
Contact/Flying Dutchman, 1972. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A pretty unusual album, by an obscure player who's not to be confused with Charles Brown, the blues singer, or Chuck Brown, the leader of the Soul Searchers. This Charlie Brown is a tenor player – listed as obscure even in the notes to the session, a laidback set of soul jazz numbers which feature Chuck's tenor over backings by Horace Ott. The overall style is similar to some of Hank Crawford's work from the time, particularly his albums on Kudu – with a polished feel to the backings, offset by some gutsier work by the main soloist. The group features Neal Creque on piano, Richard Tee on organ, Pretty Purdie on drums, and Billy Butler on guitar – and the tunes include "Back On The Track", "I Wanna Be Where You Are", "Love The One You're With", and "(Funky) Sunny", probably the nicest track on the album. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Ray CharlesIn Person ... LP
Atlantic, 1960. Very Good ... $4.99
Features smoking work from David Newman on tenor and Hank Crawford on baritone – plus a bit of trumpet from Marcus Belgrave! Titles include "Frenesi", "Drown In My Own Tears", "Tell The Truth", "The Right Time", "What'd I Say", and "The Spirit Feel". LP, Vinyl record album
(60s Canadian pressing.)

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Harry EdisonNice Jazz 1978 ... CD
Black & Blue (France), 1978. New Copy ... $12.99 16.99
Sweetly swinging work from trumpeter Harry Edison – live material recorded in France, with a looser take on the sound of his other recordings from the 70s! The set features Harry's trumpet sparkling out front in ways that are sometimes even stronger than the performances of his sidemen – proof that a great soloist can really kick into gear at the drop of a hat – and other players on the dates include Eddie Lockjaw Davis or Guy Lafitte on tenor, Hank Crawford on alto, Roland Hanna or Gerry Wiggins on piano, and Claude Gousset or Dicky Wells on trombone. As with other titles on the Black & Blue label, the vibe here is more swing than bop – but handled with a loose, open quality that has the tracks stretching out nice and long – ala Verve or Pablo – on titles that include "Avalon", "C Jam Blues", "On The Trail", "Salty Mama", "Bye Bye Blackbird", and "My Funny Valentine". CD

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Helen HumesNice Jazz 1978 ... CD
Black & Blue (France), 1978. New Copy ... $12.99 16.99
Mighty nice small combo performances from Helen Humes – a jazz vocalist from an older generation, but still very much alive and well here at the Nice Jazz Festival in 1978! The CD brings together performances from the event that feature Humes with four different groups – possibly because she was stepping in to add vocals in sets that were mostly instrumentals by the combos. Players include a fair bit of artists getting a great chance to record in the 70s by the French Black & Blue label – and the four combos include one with Paul Bascomb on tenor, Vic Dickenson on trombone, and Gerald Wiggins on piano; one with Harry Edison on trumpet, Guy Lafitte and Eddie Lockjaw Davis on tenor, and Dicky Wells on trombone; one with Lafitte on tenor and Wiggins on piano; and a final group with Edison on trumpet, Wiggins on piano, and Hank Crawford on alto. Titles include "If You Were A Viper", "Lover Man", "He May Be Your Man", "You Can Take My Man", "Going To Chicago", "Good For Nothing Joe", "I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me", and "Don't Worry About Me". CD

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✨✧ Buster WilliamsDreams Come True ... CD
Buddah/Unidisc (Canada), 1980. Used ... $9.99
An overlooked set of mellow numbers from bassist Buster Williams – a lost gem that's got a very different feel than some of his earlier work in the 70s, but which is equally soulful! The set's got Buster playing bass over larger arrangements arranged by Kenny Barron and Onaje Allen Gumbs – a blend of soul jazz, strings, and some light wordless vocals from time to time – drifting out over the instrumentation with a sound that's sweetly soulful. Williams acoustic bass is in the lead on all numbers, and on some of the best cuts he plays piccolo bass in a plucked mode – sounding a bit like Ron Carter on some of his 70s sets. Other players include Kenny Barron on acoustic piano, Hubert Laws on flute, Eddie Henderson on trumpet, Hank Crawford on alto sax, and Onaje Allen Gumbs on electric piano. Titles include the funky title cut "Dreams Come True", plus "When The Sky Is Clear", "Seascape", "So Falls The Past", and a cover of "Betcha By Golly Wow". CD

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VariousCool Heat – The Best Of CTI Records ... CD
CTI/Robinsongs (UK), 1970s. New Copy 2CD ... $11.99
A great introduction to the legendary CTI Records label from the 70s – a groundbreaking imprint for both jazz and soul, and a company who helped a whole generation of musicians find a new way forward! The set's got a really great balance – with both some of the funky jazz and soulful vocal cuts recorded by the label and it's partner imprint, Kudu – and over the course of the 25 tracks on the extended collection, you'll not only hear a great evolution in grooves for the 70s generation – but also a fair bit of tracks that have gone onto new lives as sample cuts too! Titles include "Mama Wailer" by Lonnie Smith, "Say You Love Me" by Patti Austin, "2001 – Also Sprach Zarathustra" by Deodato, "Jaws" by Lalo Schifrin, "Could Heaven Ever Be Like This" by Idris Muhammad, "Supership" by George Benson, "Baltimore" by Nina Simone, "Polar AC" by Freddie Hubbard, "Home Is Where The Hatred Is" by Esther Phillips, "It's Going To Take Some Time" by Gabor Szabo, "Flute Song" by George Benson & Joe Farrell, "Forecast" by Eric Gale, "Baretta's Theme" by Ron Carter, "Breakout" by Johnny Hammond, "Wildflower" by Hank Crawford, "Westchester Lady" by Bob James, "Grand Prix" by Fuse One, "Shoogie Wanna Boogie" by Dave Matthews, "Be Yourself" by Kenny Burrell, "Sugar" by Stanley Turrentine, "Red Clay" by Freddie Hubbard, "Super Strut" by Deodato, and "Follow Your Heart" by Joe Farrell. CD

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✨✧ Ray CharlesLive In Concert ... LP
ABC, 1964. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic live set from Ray Charles – one that equally showcases all the best sides of his sound in the mid 60s! The group's got a nice dose of jazz – which it shows right at the start – almost a mix of Basie swing and R&B, of the sort that Ray was sporting heavily in the late Atlantic years, but didn't always get to display in the countrified early years on ABC – and players include David Fathead Newman on tenor, Hank Crawford on alto, and Julian Priester on trombone – all horn players who really help the whole thing swing! Ray plays some great piano alongside his vocals – and tunes include rollicking versions of "I Got A Woman", "You Don't Know Me", "Makin' Whoopee", "Hallelujah I Love Her So", and "What'd I Say". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has some wear. Vinyl plays with clicks & crackles.)

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✨✧ Charles WilliamsStickball ... CD
Mainstream/Solid (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Full-on funky backings for saxophonist Charles Williams – a set that almost has him in the same territory as Stanley Turrentine during his late 70s years on Fantasy Records, or Hank Crawford over at Kudu! The style here is a bit more lush than some of the other Mainstream Records dates of the time – full backings arranged and conducted by Ernie Wilkins – always plenty darn soulful, and built around a mix of strings and jazzier instrumentation – set up with the care and precision of a hip soul soundtrack, and topped by well-crafted alto sax solos by Williams. Other players include Chris Woods on baritone sax, Bubba Brooks and Frank Wess on tenor, Don Pullen on organ, Paul Griffin on electric piano, David Spinozza on guitar, and Ray Barretto on congas – and titles include some great versions of "Who Is He (And What Is He to You)", "People Make the World Go Round", and "Where Is The Love" – plus "Iron Jaws", "Just Before Day", "Ain't No Blues", and "Drown In My Own Tears". CD

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✨✧ Rusty BryantUntil It's Time For You To Go ... LP
Prestige, 1974. Used ... Out Of Stock
A richly soulful album from tenor giant Rusty Bryant – and a set that mixes his older Prestige Records mode with the larger electric styles of the CTI generation! The group's bigger than on most of Bryant's other records of the time – some larger charts arranged by Horace Ott, who had a lot of background in soul and R&B, and brings all of those elements to work nicely on the grooves. Rusty's still out front soloing nicely – in a manner that recalls Stanley Turrentine on CTI or Hank Crawford on Kudu – and other players include Ott himself on keyboards, Wilbur Baxcomb on bass, George Devens on vibes, David Spinozza on guitar, and Bernard Purdie on drums. Funky cuts include "The Hump Bump" and "Ga Gang Gang Goong" – and other titles include "Draggin The Line", "Red Eye Special", and "Troubles". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ David NewmanMr Fathead ... CD
Warner/Wounded Bird, 1976. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A pretty sweet set from reedman David Newman – a record that has him working with larger instrumental backdrops, in a mode that's almost like the sound going on with Stanley Turrentine over at CTI! William S. Fischer handled all the arrangements – so although things are tight, there's still a cool creative undercurrent too – way more than just standard orchestrations behind Newman's sweet solo lines on alto, tenor, and soprano sax. A few cuts have backing vocals – used in ways you might hear on a Hank Crawford album – and titles include "Shiki", "Promise Me Your Love", "Ebo Man", "Groovin To The Music", "I Love Music", and "Mashooganah". CD
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Sonny StittMy Mother's Eyes ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1963. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A rare one for Sonny Stitt – an album for Pacific Jazz recorded on the west coast, but done with some hard-burning organ work by Charles Kynard that easily matches any of Stitt's best soul jazz sides from the east! There's a tightly cooking feel to the entire set that's really great – a style that's slightly different than Sonny's work for Argo or Prestige, but which is equally great – thanks to fluid lines on Hammond from Kynard, and some great guitar from the under-rated Ray Crawford. The group's completed by Doug Sides on drums – and titles include "Blue Skies", "Sitt In Time", "Summer Special", "My Mother's Eyes", and "SOP Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty pressing. Cover has some gloss wrinkles.)

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Randy CrawfordSecret Combination ... CD
Warner, 1981. Used ... $2.99
Rich, proud work from Randy Crawford – sung with the mature mix of jazz and soul that made her one of the more sophisticated mainstream singers of her generation! The album's heavy on mellower cuts, but it's never too sleepy – thanks to a slow-burning sensibility that Randy uses to keep things cooking on the low burners – a style that brings out some good vocal force even when the backings are somewhat gentle. Production's by Tommy LiPuma, and somewhat slick, and tracks include "You Might Need Somebody", "That's How Heartaches Are Made", "Two Lives", "You Bring The Sun Out", "Rio De Janeiro Blue", "Time For Love", "Trade Winds", and "When I Lose My Way". CD

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✨✧ Dee Dee WarwickTurning Around ... LP
Atco, 1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the greatest moments ever from Dee Dee Warwick – and a set that definitely shows her to be one of the more soulful members of her famous family! The set's got a much deeper soul sound than some of Dee Dee's other material – as Atlantic has Warwick working down at Criteria Studios, with production by Dave Crawford – in a mode that's steeped in previous southern soul styles from Memphis and Muscle Shoals! In a way, Atlantic was probably hoping to do to Dee Dee what they did to Aretha Franklin – take an already competent, sophisticated soul singer, and give her a deep soul sound that really pushes the boundaries. And in this case, the session actually works, and works great – thanks in part to The Sweet Inspirations, who back up Dee Dee in the same way they backed up Aretha – supporting her strong lead with some wonderful harmonies. Titles include "I Ain't Got To Love Nobody Else", "If This Was The Last Song", "I'm Glad I'm A Woman", "Who Will The Next Fool Be", and a great southern soul version of "More Today Than Yesterday". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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