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Hank CrawfordBest Of Hank Crawford ... LP
Atlantic, 1960s. Near Mint- ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and splitting on the top seam.)

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Hank CrawfordCajun Sunrise ... CD
Kudu/King (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99
Hank Crawford comes across here as much as a soul star as a jazz musician – as he sings on half the album's tracks, and delivers his trademark alto solos throughout! The album's got a similar vibe to some of Crawford's other CTI/Kudu material of the 70s – but the presence of vocals also brings about something new – especially as Hank's singing nice has a vibe that's maybe more raspy and down to earth than the smooth sound of his horn! Arrangements are by David Matthews, and other players include Fred Wesley on trombone, Randy Brecker on trumpet, Hiram Bullock on guitar, and Cliff Carter on keyboards. Titles include the strong instrumental cut "New York's One Soulful City" – plus "Just The Way You Are", "Daytime Friends", "Evergreen", "Cajun Sunrise", "What A Difference You've Made In My Life", and "I Don't Want No Happy Songs". CD
(Part of the CTI 50th Anniversary Special Collection!)

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✨✧ Hank CrawfordDon't You Worry Bout A Thing ... CD
Kudu/King (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $13.99
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". CD
(Part of the CTI 50th Anniversary Special Collection!)

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Hank CrawfordHank Crawford's Back ... CD
Kudu/King (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $13.99
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". CD
(Part of the CTI 50th Anniversary Special Collection!)

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Hank CrawfordIndigo Blue ... CD
Milestone, 1983. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Hank CrawfordMr Chips ... LP
Milestone, 1987. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Hank CrawfordTico Rico ... LP
Kudu, 1976. Very Good ... $1.99
Hank Crawford's always been a great saxophonist – but he's also one that sometimes works even more strongly in a bigger group setting – as you'll hear on this 70s Kudu session with funky arranger David Matthews! Dave takes the groove forward from the sound that Hank sometimes had back in the 60s on Atlantic – bringing in a bit more of an electric vibe, but also providing a nice larger ensemble kick – that soulful jazz mode that Crawford first explored with Ray Charles, where he learned to pack plenty into the space of a short solo! Titles include "Funky Rooster", "Tico Rico", "Lady Soul", "Lullaby Of Love", and "Lament". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, with a peeled spot from an old sticker.)

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Hank CrawfordTrue Blue ... LP
Atlantic, 1964. Very Good- ... $4.99
A cool cooker from altoist Hank Crawford – cut in a tightly-grooving ensemble mode that really reflects his roots with Ray Charles! The tunes are mostly short, but have a great sense of personality – a vibrant approach that comes not just from Hank's lead solos, but also from the group backing by players who include James Clay and Wilbur Brown on tenor, Charlie Patterson on trumpet, and Sonny Forriest on guitar. Hank plays a bit of piano at times, and both John Hunt and Phil Guilbeau get in some trumpet solos too – and titles include "Mellow Down", "Shake-A-Plenty", "Shooby", "Blues In Bloom", and "Skunky Green". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing.)

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Hank CrawfordWe Got A Good Thing Going ... CD
Kudu/King (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $13.99
Early CTI/Kudu material from alto legend Hank Crawford – part of a strong 70s run that helped him find a whole new audience for his soulful sound! Crawford got his start with Ray Charles, and cut some classic albums for Atlantic in the 60s – but during the 70s, his sound really warmed up a lot with the right electric touches – providing a flow in the backdrops while Hank too off on tight, well-blown solos – almost the alto sax equivalent to what the tenor of Stanley Turrentine was crafting at the time. Arrangements here are by Don Sebesky and Bob James – sometimes a bit funky, sometimes laidback – and other musicians include James on Rhodes and George Benson on guitar. Titles include a great funky take on "Alone Again Naturally" – plus "We Got A Good Thing Going", "I Don't Know", "A Little Tear", and "Down To Earth". CD
(Part of the CTI 50th Anniversary Special Collection!)

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Hank Crawford & Jimmy McGriffCrunch Time ... CD
Milestone, 1998. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode & promotional stamp on CD.)

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Hank Crawford & Jimmy McGriffSoul Survivors ... LP
Milestone, 1986. Very Good- ... $0.99
With Hank Crawford on alto, Jimmy McGriff on organ, George Benson on gu itar, and Bernard Purdie on drums! LP, Vinyl record album

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Jimmy McGriff/Hank Crawford QuartetRight Turn On Blue ... CD
Telarc, 1994. Used ... $8.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Hank CrawfordHelp Me Make It Through The Night ... CD
Kudu/King (Japan), 1971/1972. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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. CD
(Part of the CTI 50th Anniversary Special Collection!)

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✨✧ Hank CrawfordMemphis, Ray & A Touch Of Moody ... CD
32 Jazz, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Four full albums – More Soul, From The Heart, Soul Of The Ballad, and Dig These Blues. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Hank CrawfordWildflower ... CD
Kudu/CTI, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A sweet bit of electric funk, and one of Hank Crawford's greatest records from the 70s – thanks in large part to the great Bob James – who arranged and produced the record with a mighty soulful vibe – leaving Hank lots of room to solo on his own over the top! The groove is really great – and the record gets surprisingly chunky in parts – with heavier rhythms than you might expect from a Crawford album from the time – not exactly the heavier funk of other CTI records, but with a definite taste of that style too. Arrangements are fairly large, and feature keyboards from Richard Tee – plus backing vocals at a few spots – and titles include great versions of "You've Got It Bad Girl" and "Corazon", plus the tracks "Good Morning Heartache" and "Wildflower". CD
(Older pressing with a border around the cover image.)
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Charlie BrownWhy Is Everybody Always Pickin On Me? ... CD
Contact/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... About January 20, 2018
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. CD

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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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Teddy EdwardsSunset Eyes (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1959/1960. Used ... $11.99
Teddy Edwards at the height of his powers – packing a tight, soulful punch that made him one of the most popular players on the west coast in the early 60s – and a great link between earlier R&B tenorists and the leaner sound of 60s jazz! Edwards has a nice gutbuckety tone at times – the qualities you might hear from Hank Crawford or David Newman in the way they blended their sounds – but the overall feel is leaner and cleaner, too – not many cliches, and a kind of straightforward sound that really shows the new inroads that the LA soul jazz scene was making at the time. The set features a shifting lineup – piano from Amos Trice, Joe Castro, and Ronnie Ball – bass from Leroy Vinnegar and Ben Tucker – and drums from Al Levitt and Billy Higgins – on titles that include a whopping batch of originals like "Teddy's Tune", "Tempo De Blues", "Vintage '57", "Sunset Eyes", and "Takin Off". Plus, this CD's got some great notes, excellent packaging, and even includes 3 unreleased bonus cuts! CD
(Out of print, West Coast Classics limited edition pressing.)

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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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Charles WilliamsCharles Williams ... LP
Mainstream, 1971. Very Good Gatefold ... $2.99
Soulful alto work from Charles Williams – a player who sounds a bit like Hank Crawford here, but a fair bit funkier! The format is loose and open, very much in the best soul jazz style used by the Mainstream label at the time – and Williams alto is set up alongside tenor from David Bubba Brooks, drums from Bill Curtis, bass from Gordon Edwards, guitar from Earl Dunbar, and organ from a young Don Pullen – sounding earthier here than on most of his later recordings! There's almost a Prestige Records feel to the album – a style of soul jazz that hearkens back to an earlier 60s mode, and which has the players rolling out nicely in very relaxed space together. Titles include the nice groover "Bacon Butt Fat", plus "Country Mile", "Catfish Samich", and "You Got Me Running". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, with old tape along the top seam.)

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Charles WilliamsStickball ... CD
Mainstream/Solid (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $13.99
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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✨✧ Ray CharlesRay Charles Live (Ray Charles At Newport/Ray Charles In Person) ... LP
Atlantic, 1958/1959. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pair of late Atlantic live recordings by Ray – put together in a single 2LP 70s package! First up is Ray Charles At Newport – a great live album, with a definite jazzy feel – thanks to work from David Newman on tenor sax and Marcus Belgrave on trumpet! Titles include "The Right Time", "I Got A Woman", "Blues Waltz", "Hot Rod", "Sherry", and "Talkin Bout You". Ray Charles In Person 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
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Jimmy McGriffOutside Looking In ... LP
LC, 1978. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Jimmy hits a bit of a CTI groove here – working with larger backings from Brad Baker, but still in a style that's got a heck of a lot of soul, despite the smoothness! There's plenty of great space for solo work on the set, and Jimmy Ponder is especially nice in the format – hitting some warmly chromatic solos that still have plenty of invention too – and which sound very sweet alongside Jimmy's work on organ and keyboards. Other soloists include Hank Crawford and Eddie Daniels, and titles include the funky moogy classic "Tapioca", plus "Outside Looking In", "Dust Pan", "Walkin Willie", "Midnight Boogie", and "Playland". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Shirley ScottShirley Scott & The Soul Saxes ... LP
Atlantic, 1969. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Hip soulful work from organist Shirley Scott – one of the first records that has her breaking out of the straighter soul jazz sound of her work on Prestige and Impulse – and a gem of a set that features some great funky arrangements from the great Marty Sheller! The group's all-Atlantic all the way through – with players that include King Curtis, Hank Crawford, and David Newman on "soul" saxophones – backing Shirley up on a batch of tunes are mostly takes on 60s pop and soul hits – given a larger band groove, and a sweet Atlantic swing! The album's got a great funky version of "It's Your Thing", plus "I Wish I Knew How it Would Feel To Be Free", "Get Back", and "Natural Woman". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label Broadway pressing. Cover has some creases in the gloss.)

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✨✧ VariousAtlantic Jazz Saxophones Vol 2 ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino, Late 50s/1960s/Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
12 tracks by David Newman, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Hank Crawford, Lee Konitz, Warne Marsh, Yusef Lateef, John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman and more. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousCool Heat – The Best Of CTI Records ... CD
CTI/Robinsongs (UK), 1970s. New Copy 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ 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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✨✧ Sonny StittMy Mother's Eyes ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1963. Used ... Out Of Stock
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 ... LP
Warner, 1981. Very Good+ ... $1.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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BB KingTo Know You Is To Love You ... LP
ABC/MCA, 1973. Very Good+ ... $5.99
A set that has BB King teaming up with southern soul maestro Dave Crawford – an arranger/producer who helps BB find a whole new groove! Crawford's approach is wonderfully warm and soulful – almost a Hi Records sort of take on the music, which brings King's traditional blues into much fresher territory – an update of older Memphis modes, with a really great sound for the 70s. In addition to The Memphis Horns, there's also a bit of Philly help on the record too – thanks to Vince Montana's vibes, Norman Harris' guitar, Ron Kersey's keyboards, and Ronnie Baker's bass. Stevie Wonder makes a brief guest appearance on keyboards too – and titles include "Oh To Me", "Love", "Respect Yourself", "I Like To Live The Love", "Who Are You", "I Can't Leave", and "Thank You For Loving The Blues". LP, Vinyl record album

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