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Jimmy EdwardsLove Bug Crawl/Honey Lovin ... 7-inch
Mercury, 1957. Very Good ... $9.99
A rockabilly gem! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Foreign ExchangeTales From The Land Of Milk & Honey ... CD
HBD, 2015. New Copy ... $11.99
The deepest work yet from Foreign Exchange – and as hard as it is for us to believe, a record that unofficially kicks off the second decade of the one-time transatlantic partnership of Nicolay and Phonte – which has evolved into a bonafide indie soul supergroup with Zo!, Tamisha Waden and Carmen Rodgers! Tales From The Land Of Milk And Honey is as full of life as anything we've heard from them, and honestly, a record we'll be able to keep coming back to for years. On the production front, Nicolay has found a way to pay homage to the past half century of breezy soul and R&B, club grooves, bossa and more, and distill it all into a fairly tight sound that belongs to FE+. Phonte is as vocally charismatic on his cuts as ever, whether he's playing it straight, or just having a little bit of fun – like when he's affecting a British accent on "Asking For A Friend" – and the women's voices are never less than beautiful, on both the lead vocal turns and the hooks. Includes "Milk And Honey", "Work It To The Top", "Truce", "Disappear", "Sevenths And Ninths", "Asking ForA Friend", "Body", "As Fast As You Can", "Face In The Reflection" and "Until The Dawn (Milk And Honey Pt II)". CD

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Eloise Greenfield with Byron MorrisHoney I Love (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Honey Productions/Shout (Japan), 1982. New Copy ... $19.99
Quite a groovy little record from writer Eloise Greenfield – done in a unique style that has the poet interacting with a set of children throughout – who sing and recite both lyrics and poetry, with this honest approach that almost recalls some of the hipper jazz/poetry projects on Folkway Records, or classic albums from Langston Hughes! The music is a big part of the album's success – as it's handled by the great Byron Morris, who shifts a bit from his own modal jazz and really creates some amazingly sensitive backdrops throughout. The vibe's a bit like a Bill Lee project from the same period – but with even more variety – and titles include the instrumental numbers "In My Father's Music House" and "Eyewitness News Bluze" – plus "I Look Pretty", "Honey I Love", "Moochie", "Rope Rhyme", and "Way Down In The Music". CD

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Hi Fly OrchestraMo Slow/Sweet Honey Bee ... 7-inch
Tramp (Germany), 2006. New Copy ... $7.99
Leave it to Tramp Records to make our turntable happy – because both cuts here are totally great! "Mo Slow" is a snapping little jazz number that feels like it was lifted from a mid 60s Lee Morgan album – less the deep funk that the label first gave us years back – and more a soul jazz tune with a great sense of rhythm, and wonderful interplay between trumpet and tenor sax! Not surprisingly, the flipside is a great remake of Duke Pearson's "Sweet Honey Bee" – penned around the same stretch – and done here with a slow-loping flute line that's really great! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Honey BarbaraWave Grass ... CD
Gifted Amateur, 2015. Used ... $1.99
CD
(Packaged in a slim sleeve.)

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✨✧ Honey ConeIf I Can't Fly/Woman Can't Live By Bread Alone ... 7-inch
Hot Wax, 1973. Very Good ... $14.99
7-inch, Vinyl record

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Man FridayLove Honey Love Heartache (Larry Levan mix, inst, acapella) ... 12-inch
Vinyl Mania/Get On Down, 1986. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99 17.98
A spare clubby classic from the hands of Larry Levan – a cut that was carve at the same time that Chicago house was really taking off, but in a groove that's nicely different from the Windy City sound! There's definitely that spare vibe here that you'd know from house – especially in the moody keyboard line and edgey beats – but there's also some echoes of an earlier NYC club element, but stripped down to the core! The instrumental mix is especially wild – very stark and spooky. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Man FridayLove Honey Love Heartache (voc, inst, acapella) ... 12-inch
Vinyl Mania, 1986. Near Mint- ... $29.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo.)

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Jimmy McGriffHoney ... LP
Solid State, 1969. Very Good- Gatefold ... $3.99
A nice little sleeper from Jimmy – a record that's hiding behind a title and cover that looks pretty corny, but one that features McGriff wailing away on a nice set of shorter tunes, most of which are 60s soul covers, done in that lean clean style he was using a lot at the time! Forget the "Honey" and go for "I Thank You", "I Got The Feelin", "Tell Mama", "We're A Winner", "Respect", and "Chain Of Fools" – all of which are quite nice! LP, Vinyl record album
(Library copy with wear, a checkout card and cut corner.)

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Ohio PlayersHoney ... LP
Mercury, 1975. Very Good Gatefold ... $6.99
One of the best albums the Ohio Players cut during the years at Mercury! Most folks go for their big hit "Love Rollercoaster", but we've always been partial to the smooth, mellow funky track "Sweet Sticky Thing", served up here in the cool long version, which has a groove that builds and builds. With an excellent sexy cover, of course! Also includes "Honey", "Fopp", "Let's Love", "Ain't Givin' Up No Ground" and "Alone". LP, Vinyl record album

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Partland BrothersElectric Honey ... LP
Manhattan, 1986. Near Mint- ... $2.99
LP, Vinyl record album

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RavensYou Foolish Thing/Honey I Don't Want You ... 78 RPM
Columbia, Early 50s. Very Good ... $3.99
78 RPM
(One label has a small rip by the spindle hole.)

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Taste Of HoneyI'm Talkin' Bout You (double a-side single) ... 12-inch
Capitol, 1980. Very Good ... $4.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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Mike Watt & The Missingmen/Chuck Dukowski SextetSweet Honey Pie/My War (split single) ... 7-inch
ORG, 1984/2006. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $7.99
7-inch, Vinyl record

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Lenny WelchTaste Of Honey – The Complete Cadence Recordings 1959 to 1964 ... CD
Cadence/Ace (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
The complete Cadence recordings of the wonderful Lenny Welch – a singer with a voice that's as smooth as butter, and a key link between some of the more pop-oriented vocalists of the 50s, and the new generation of 60s "icemen" like Jerry Butler and Chuck Jackson! Like those two, Lenny's got a great way of putting over a sad tune with just the right balance of emotion – never too overdone, nor self-indulgent – but perfectly poised with a nicely mature quality. And Lenny's also a great singer on a more upbeat number – a surprisingly rocking vocalist when he wants to be, as you'll hear on some of the more groove-oriented titles on this set – tunes that have a classy early soul approach, one that's almost a bit like uptown soul of a few years later. The package features 20 tracks in all – singles recorded by Welch for Cadence, with titles that include "Changa Rock", "Mama Don't You Hit That Boy", "You Don't Know Me", "I Need Someone", "Darlin", "Three Handed Woman", "You Can Have Her", "Father Sebastian", "If You See My Love", "Are You Sincere", and "Congratulations Baby". CD

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✨✧ Duke PearsonHoney Buns ... CD
Koch/Atlantic, 1965. Used ... Just Sold Out!
An excellent Duke Pearson album – and (dare we say it?) better than any of his Blue Note LPs! The record features a very tight lineup with Johnny Coles on trumpet, Garnett Brown on trombone, Les Spann on flute, James Spaulding on alto, and George Coleman on tenor – all players who are well suited to Pearson's warm funky style on the piano, but who also have a strong modernist sensibility that really comes through on the solos. The album is filled with nice tracks – like "New Girl", "Honeybuns", "Heavy Legs", and the fantastic lyrical groover "Is That So", plus "You Know I Care" and "Our Love". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ DiamondsTill My Baby Comes Home/Girl Of Mine/One & Only/Honey ... 7-inch
Mercury, 1956. Used (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ General StoreLocal Honey ... CD
Not Lame, 2002. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Algia Mae HintonHoney Babe ... CD
Sire/Cello, 1999. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Honey ConeGirls It Ain't Easy/The Feeling's Gone ... 7-inch
Hot Wax, 1969. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
7-inch, Vinyl record
 
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✨✧ Toubab KreweToubab Krewe ... CD
Upstream/Local Honey, 2005. Used ... $4.99
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Nancy AmesLatin Pulse ... LP
Epic, Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Nancy sings some sweet Latin groovers in Spanish – backed by groovy 60s arrangements from Joe Sherman! The feel here isn't quite as driving as on her classic "Mas Que Nada" album – but it does have a similar style – sort of blending easy 60s vocals with swinging pop Latin rhythms, all in a style that's pretty darn groovy, especially on the upbeat numbers! Tracks include Spanish versions of "Yesterday", "That Kiss", "A Taste Of Honey", "Call Me", and "Shadow Of Your Smile". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Beach BoysStack O Tracks ... LP
Capitol, 1968. Very Good Gatefold ... $24.99
Beach Boys karaoke – or kind of a "music minus one" album – but whatever the case, the set's a pretty unique outing in the field of 60s pop! The record's exactly what the title promises – a "stack o tracks" from the group's earlier records – rhythm parts, some instrumental bits – all laid out with key guitar parts missing and no vocals at all – so that you can pick up your instrument and play along with the record – and maybe get your friends to harmonize too! At the time, the approach seemed somewhat crazy – but after spending decades tracking down Smile-era bootlegs of Brian Wilson studio tracks just like this, the record's got a surprising sort of brilliance – almost as if Brian had guessed there's be a market for his "studio progress" sort of material. Titles include "Darlin", "Salt Lake City", "Wild Honey", "Catch A Wave", "Wouldn't It Be Nice", "Surfer Girl", "God Only Knows", "Little Honda", and "Let Him Run Wild". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a name in marker.)

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BeatlesPor Favor Yo (aka Please Please Me) ... LP
Odeon (Uruguay), 1963. Very Good+ ... $34.99
An overstuffed album of early greatness – served up with a classic image of the Fab Four on the cover! The tunes are a mix of Lennon/McCartney originals and American soul and rock numbers that are reinterpreted wonderfully by the group – in ways that perfectly show why, unlike most of their contemporaries, The Beatles weren't just trying for slavish imitation of American authenticity – and instead were already taking off with new ideas inspired by the music! Titles include "Please Please Me", "Love Me Do", "Misery", "Anna", "I Saw Her Standing There", "Boys", "Baby It's You", "Do You Want To Know A Secret", "Twist & Shout", "A Taste Of Honey", and "Chains". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s Uruguayan pressing – titled Los Beatles "Por Favor,Yo".)

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Archie Bell & The DrellsDance Your Troubles Away ... LP
TSOP, 1975. Very Good+ ... $5.99
Although Archie Bell & The Drells had recorded earlier with Gamble & Huff on Atlantic, this is their first album for the team's own label – and it's a killer! In a way, Archie and group were sort of responsible for getting Gamble & Huff their own famous imprint in the first place – because their work with the team on Atlantic yielded some instant hits that really pointed the way towards the hit Gamble & Huff style of the 70s, and that sound is brought up-to-date nicely on this LP. The record really retains the strong vocal sound of earlier years – and has some of the best harmonies the band ever recorded, very much in the mode of The O'Jays or Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes. McFadden & Whitehead and Bunny Sigler wrote most of the material, backing is by the Instant Funk group, and the Gamble & Huff team handled production on all cuts. Titles include "Let's Groove", "I Won't Leave You Honey, Never", "Let's Groove", "The Soul City Walk", "Dance Your Troubles Away", and "I Love You (But You Don't Even Know It)". LP, Vinyl record album

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Black HeatBlack Heat ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. Very Good ... $39.99
A searing debut from Black Heat – one of the best funk acts to record for Atlantic during the 70s, and a tight little group with a sound that's a mixture of New Orleans funk and New York heavy! The album's got a bit of vocals – figuring in on about half the tracks – but the main focus here is definitely instrumental – with a strong emphasis on choppy guitar, sweet organ licks, and cooking horn solos on trumpet, tenor, and flute – the last two of which are played by David Newman – not normally a member of the combo, but a great guest for this session! The sound is very tight, but never slick – and often recorded with an earthiness that recalls some of the best indie label funk of the period – like the kind of grooves you might find over at Perception/Today – with all the trippiness that might imply. Titles include "Chip's Funk", "Wanoah", "Barbara's Mood", "Chicken Heads", "The Jungle", "Send My Lover Back", "Honey Love", and "Time Is Gonna Catch You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a split in the top seam.)

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✨✧ Black SheepWolf In Sheep's Clothing ... LP
Mercury, 1991. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A Native Tongues (more or less) hip hop classic from 1991! We hardly need tell you about this one, but in case you can't remember, this is the LP with "Flavor Of The Month", "Similak Child", "Pass The 40", "To Whom It May Concern", "Butt In The Meantime", "Strobelite Honey", and more! Totally legit, with the original cover, and everything! LP, Vinyl record album

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John BlairWe Belong Together ... CD
CTI/King (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $13.99
A strange bit of soul from the later years of CTI – and one of the few albums we've ever seen from the enigmatic John Blair! Blair is an artist with a bit of a cosmic vibe – kind of a spacey sense of soul that maybe fits his appearance on the cover – and which is couched here in kind of a flanged-out rock style that's a bit different than some of the other CTI sessions of the time! D avid Matthews handled the arrangements – mixing in a bit of his funk with some fuzzier currents – and the great Googie Coppola joins John on vocals on a number of cuts, using a spacey soul style that's mighty nice. Titles include "Feather Lite & Honey Smooth", "I'm A Wizard", "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds", "Moonlight Serenade", "We Belong Together", and "Don't Feel That Way No More". CD
(Blu Spec CD.)

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Blue CheerNew! Improved! ... LP
Philips, 1969. Very Good ... $29.99
This Blue Cheer record, their first of 2 in 1969, has a different lineup on each side–with Bruce Stephens on guitar, tortoise shell, & sandblocks, and Burns Kellogg on piano & organ on the somewhat more bluesy & song-oriented Side 1, while Randy Holden takes over guitar & vocals for the much heavier psych-rock approach on Side 2. Titles include "When It All Gets Old", "I Want My Baby Back", "Aces'N'Eights", "Peace Of Mind", "Honey Buter Lover", and the mind-melting "Fruit & Iceburgs". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Booker T & PriscillaBooker T & Priscilla ... CD
A&M/Universal (Japan), 1971. New Copy 2CD ... $28.99
Memphis goes to California – with surprising results! The album's one of a few that Booker T cut after splitting with the MGs – of legendary Stax Records fame – and it's completely different than his earlier sides, and not in a bad way! Book recorded the set in California with wife Priscilla Jones, and it's done in a mixture of soul, rock, and folk styles – one that's as much in keeping with the Laurel Canyon or San Francisco scenes than Book's earlier work was with the Memphis ones. Booker and Priscilla both sing – sometimes together, sometimes apart – and the double-length set is pretty warm, fuzzy, and a bit trippy. Titles include "Delta Song" and "Wedding Song", both of which are standout tracks – and other titles include "She", "Funny Honey", "Medley From The Jones Ranch", and "The Sun Don't Shine". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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BrickGood High/Brick (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Bang/Robinsongs (UK), 1976/1977. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99
Two funky soul classics from Brick – back to back on a single CD! First up is the album Good High – a killer debut from Brick – the start of a massive run at the end of the 70s, a time when the group was easily one of the biggest acts to come out of the up-and-coming Atlanta scene! Like some other Atlanta acts of the time, Brick had a way of fusing older funky soul on a tighter modern groove – coming up with a sound that was nice and lean – perfect for these key transitional years of funk – with influences that were felt for years, in places as far away as the west coast! Case in point is the album's classic "Dazz" – one of those cuts that never gets old – nestled nicely in a lineup that also includes "Music Matic", "Here We Come", "Good High", "Brick City", and "Sister Twister". Includes two bonus tracks "Dazz (Dazz Disco mix)" & "That's What It's All About (single version)". Next up is the self-titled Brick – which has the group absolutely killing it with this self-titled second album! Brick has a feel that would be taken up heavily a few years later by LA funk combos – particularly those on the Solar label – and their style of slicking up funky licks into a tightly compressed sound was obviously a big hit with the kids of their generation. Includes the sample classic "Dusic", plus "Living From The Mind", "Happy", "Ain't Gonna Hurt Nobody", "Honey Chile", Fun", "Hello" and more. This CD edition on Wounded Bird has 2 bonus tracks: "Ain't Gonna Hurt Nobody (Single Version)" and "Dusic (Short Version)". CD

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Andra DayCheers To The Fall ... CD
Warner, 2015. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
A brilliant debut for singer Andra Day! Ms. Day, as you're surely aware if you've read any of her press, is profoundly influenced by classic soul, but believe us, she's got style, confidence and a voice – wow, that voice – that truly transcends retro revivalism. This is truly one of the finer major label soul/ R&B records we've heard in a while! Andra has a way of owning the material without over-singing, and paying homage to divas past without carbon copying soul history – working with producers and studio players – from Raphael Saadiq to members of the Daptone crew – all of whom are well-suited to accompany her. We snoozed on Andra Day for months...our bad! She's the real deal. Titles include "Forever Mine", "Only Love", "Gold", "Not Today", "Mistakes", "Rearview", "Red Flags", "Honey Or Fire", "Gin & Juice (Let Go My Hand)", "Rise Up", "City Burns" and "Cheers To The Fall". CD

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DiamondsDiamonds ... LP
Mercury, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
One of the coolest crossover vocal groups of the 50s – working here with arranger David Carroll, on titles that include "Shoo Ya Blues", "Honey", "One & Only", "Girl Of Mine", "Honey Bird", "For You Alone", "Zip Zip", "Cool Cool Baby", and "My Dog Likes Your Dog". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some marker.)

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Swamp Dogg (Jerry Williams)Little Jerry Williams Anthology ... CD
Essential, 1960s. New Copy ... $11.99 14.99
A great trip through the early years of Jerry "Swamp Dogg" Williams – a motherlode of early R&B and soul singles that show Williams as a really well-developed artist even before his 70s Swamp Dogg fame! The styles here are a bit more conventional than later years – less rootsy southern soul, and more urbane modes that echo the styles of Jackie Wilson, Ben E King, and other bigger-name male vocal acts of the time – no copycat mode, but a different sound for Swamp than in later years – sung with a beautifully raspy vocal style that's totally great! CD features a whopping 28 tracks in all, plus a huge set of notes penned by Swamp on his early years in music – 18 pages of biographical material that are almost as entertaining as the music itself. Titles include "HTD Blues", "I'm So Mad", "Let's Do The Wobble", "Detroit", "The Push Push", "1965 Kingsize Nicotine Blues", "She's So Divine", "Sock It To Yourself", "Your Man", "Run Run Roadrunner", "I'm In The Danger Zone", "Baby Bunny Sugar Honey", and "If You Ask Me". CD

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Fats DominoThis Is Fats Domino ... LP
Imperial, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $12.99
Titles include "The Fat Man's Hop", "Honey Chile", "Blue Monday", "La La", "So Long", and "Troubles Of My Own". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Fleetwood MacAlternate Tusk (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Warner, Late 70s. Sealed ... $24.99
Alternate version of Fleetwood Mac's always brilliant, post-Rumors expectations-confounding Tusk – part immaculate pop rock, part progressive art pop – reimagined here completely, using alternate recordings of each song on the original album! As on the original LP, a lot of the more endearing numbers are ones that lean towards Lindsey Buckingham's more experimental ideas – not that warm ballads like "Over & Over" and moody character studies like "Sara" aren't great, because they are – it's that we never would've guessed that Fleetwood Mac could pair catchy pop choruses with home-recorded weirdness, especially with the stakes as high as they were for this record. It's fascinating to this day, and we're really pleased it's been critically reappraised to get the credit it's always deserved! All of Tusk's tracklist is here, though each with an alternate version, some more dramatically altered than others. A worthy companion piece for sure. Includes "The Ledge", "Tusk", "Brown Eyes", "What Makes You Think You're The One", "Honey Hi", "I Know I'm Not Wrong", "Not That Funny", "Sisters Of The Moon", "Beautiful Child" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has marker through the barcode.)

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Don Gardner & Dee Dee FordDon Gardner & Dee Dee Ford – Absolutely The Best ... CD
Fire/Fuel 2000, Early 60s. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
Storming soul from Don Gardner & Dee Dee Ford – one of the hardest-hitting duos of the early 60s, and a pair who set the tone for countless other acts to come! The style here is definitely soul, but steeped in plenty of R&B too – partly from Dee Dee's smoking work on Hammond, and the way her vocals come together with Don's – almost more live than any other studio work of its type – with a spontaneous vibe that always kept the Gardner/Ford singles mighty interesting! Don had worked previously with Jimmy Smith and Groove Holmes as the organist in his group – but when Dee Dee hit the mix, the sound really took off – as Gardner's rich vocals found their perfect counterpart in the energy of the young keyboardist and singer. The set's one of the best we've ever seen to bring together their work for the Fire label – with 23 tracks in all, including long and short versions of "I Need Your Loving" – plus "Tell Me", "TCB", "I Got A Notion", "Honey Sweet", "Let's Go To The Party", "You Said", "The Quicker The Better", "Bad Luck", "Does He Or Doesn't He", and "I Got A Man". CD
(Small cutout hole through case.)

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Herbie HancockSunlight/Feets Don't Fail Me Now (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Robinsongs (UK), 1978/1979. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99
Two late 70s albums from Herbie Hancock – with bonus tracks too! First up is Sunlight – an overlooked little gem in Herbie Hancock's 70s catalog – and a sweet set of funky tunes that adds an R&B edge to the Headhunters sound! Herbie's playing a heck of a lot of keys on the set – from Arp to moog to Rhodes, and everything in between – but the album never gets too crazy, and has a really nice laidback soulful approach that grooves along wonderfully on a small number of very extended tunes! Other players include Headhunters stalwarts Paul Jackson on bass, Bennie Maupin on reeds, Patrick Gleeson on electronics, and Bill Summers on drums – and Herbie does some cool singing through the keyboards in a spacey voice that's really great! Titles include "Good Question", "Sunlight", "Come Running To Me", "I Thought It Was You", and "No Means Yes". Feets Don't Fail Me Now is filled with sweet keyboard grooves from Herbie Hancock – and a set that has him taking up some of the territory of younger players he'd inspired – like Bobby Lyle, Webster Lewis, or Rodney Franklin! There's a fair bit of soul in the mix here, including some great work on vocoder – blended in with Hancock's work on jazzy keyboards – all wrapped up in a cosmic level that really fits the image on the cover, and which acts as a preface for some of the electro work to come in the early 80s! The blend is great – with that sublime balance that Hancock did better than anyone else – and titles include "Trust Me", "You Bet Your Love", "Tell Everybody", "Honey From The Jar", and "Knee Deep". 2CD set features bonus tracks – "I Thought It Was You", "Come Running To Me", "You Bet Your Love (special disco version)", "Tell Everybody (disco version)", and 7" versions of "Honey From The Jar", "Tell Everybody", "Ready Or Not", and "You Bet Your Love". CD

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Coleman HawkinsColeman Hawkins & Confreres ... LP
Verve, 1961. Very Good+ ... $39.99
An all-star set for Hawk – one that has him blowing with backing from the Oscar Peterson Trio, plus some additional work by Hank Jones, and guest trumpet from Roy Eldridge, and even a bit of additional tenor from Ben Webster! Phew, with all those players on the set, you might expect the album to feature a lot of head-butting – but it's actually one of Hawk's best later sides, and was recorded in a nicely open-ended mode that lets most of the players get in some good moments without having to bump elbows. Titles include "Nabob", "Honey Flower", "Maria", and "Hanid". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Stereophonic pressing with deep groove. Cover has a small sticker.)

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Jackson 5Maybe Tomorrow ... LP
Motown, 1971. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $13.99
A great early album by the Jacksons – with a monster batch of cuts arranged by Gene Page and The Corporation, all put together with a soulful groove that the group definitely lost on later albums! The highlight is the funky "It's Great To Be Here" – an excellent lesser-known track that's gone onto a whole second level of fame in the breakbeat/crate digging generation! But other tracks are all pretty great too – with loads of killer compositions by The Corporation – titles that include their hit cover of "Never Can Say Goodbye", plus "Honey Chile", "I Will Find A Way", "Petals", "The Wall", and "She's Good". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing.)

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Dick JohnsonMusic For Swinging Moderns ... LP
EmArcy, 1956. Very Good- ... $8.99
One of the few albums ever recorded by one of our favorite alto players of the 50s! Dick Johnson is a real lost talent – a sharp-edge player who came from the same Boston scene as Charlie Mariano, and who had a similarly soulful approach! His tone is as sharp as that of Lee Konitz, but he plays with a bit more boppish intensity, and also hits some deeper moments that make you feel like he thinks he's playing a tenor – all of which makes for an incredible record that we've treasured as one of his rare few statements from this brilliant period. Titles include "Honey Run", "The Belle Of The Ball", "You've Changed", "Poinciana", and "The Things We Did Last Summer". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing with deep groove.)
 
 
 



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