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Cannonball Adderley with Nancy Wilson & Lou RawlsIn Person ... LP
Capitol, 1968. Very Good ... $9.99
Almost everything soulful at Capitol Records in the mid 60s – packed together in one sweet little place! The set's a winner in a great line of Cannonball Adderley live dates from the time – produced by David Axelrod, and done with that great mix of angular, slightly electric groove the combo was virtually pioneering – thanks to help from Joe Zawinul on electric piano, and Nat Adderley on cornet! Cannon also plays some great soprano sax – an instrument that he was taking off beautifully with at the time – and sets fire to a few great tunes with the instrument. But as if that's not enough, Lou Rawls joins in on vocals on a few cuts, and Nancy Wilson comes in on a few more – and the album alternates singing with instrumentals in a really great way. Titles include two very nice extended tracks by Joe Zawinul – "Rumplestiltskin" and "The Scavenger", both of which are over 10 minutes long, and which have the group stretching out in a nice live vein – and other cuts include "The Scene", "Somewhere", "Sweet Emma", and "Zorba". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing. Cover has some splitting on the spine.)

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Lou RawlsBlack & Blue/Tobacco Road ... CD
Capitol, 1962/1963. Used ... $5.99
2 early Capitol classics by Lou Rawls – back to back on one CD, and perfectly paired throughout! Black and Blues is quite possibly the first truly great Lou Rawls album for Capitol – an all-out swinging jazz session done with arrangements by Onzy Matthews, in a mode that firmly helped put the Lou Rawls sound on the map! The tracks are mostly older numbers from a long lineage of blues and R&B – but with hipper 60s touches by Matthews in the backings, Lou really swings the work into a whole new territory – moving older, clunky compositions into more adult, more mature modes that aren't nearly as sad or downtrodden as their roots! Titles include "I'd Rather Drink Muddy Water", "Roll Em Pete", "Kansas City", "World Of Trouble", "Trouble In Mind", "Strange Fruit", and "Six Cold Feet Of Ground". Tobacco Road was a real breakthrough for Lou – a set that again paired him with arranger Onzy Matthews, and which even more deeply explored the unique space between jazz, soul, and the blues that became Rawls' prime territory back in the 60s! Matthews' backings are hip and jazzy throughout – filled with bold horn touches from players that include Lou Blackburn, Curtis Amy, Sonny Criss, and even Horace Tapscott – who's playing trombone here instead of his more familiar piano. Ray Crawford's guitar underscores a good number of the tracks here with that clean, lean, single-note style of his – but Lou is the clear star throughout with his deeply-voiced lyrics of older familiar tunes. Titles include his landmark reworking of "Tobacco Road", plus "Summertime", "Stormy Weather", "Rocking Chair", "Ol Man River", "St Louis Blues", and "Sentimental Journey". CD also features 2 bonus tracks – "When It's Sleepy Time Down South" and the previously unissued "Gloomy Sunday". CD

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Lou Rawls with Les McCann LtdStormy Monday ... CD
Capitol, 1962. Used ... $7.99
One of Lou's most jazz-oriented albums – featuring backing by Les McCann's famous trio with Leroy Vinnegar and Ron Jefferson, perfectly suited to Lou's soulful renditions of the tunes on the album. Most of the numbers are bluesy ones, but as usual, Lou manages to give them his own hip twist – always a pleasure for us! Titles include "In The Evening", "Sweet Lover", "Willow Weep For Me", "Stormy Monday", and "'Tain't Nobody's Biz-ness If I Do". CD features 3 bonus cuts – "A Little Les Of Lou's Blues", "Blues Is A Woman", and an alternate take of "Stormy Monday". CD

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✨✧ Lou RawlsLet Me Be Good To You ... CD
Philadelphia International/Right Stuff, 1979. Used ... Just Sold Out!
One of Lou's classics for Philly International – a warm mix of smooth soul and adult vocals, handled with some great arrangements by Dexter Wansel and Thom Bell. There's less standout singles on this set than previous Philly records, but Lou's class and quality makes nearly every track come out wonderfully – a masterpiece of soulful understatement and grace. Titles include "We Keep Getting Closer To Being Further Apart", "Time Will Take Care Of Everything", "What's The Matter With The World", "Bark Bite", and "Lover's Holiday". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ 3582 feat J Rawls & Fat JonLiving Soul ... LP
Hum Drums/Groove Attack (Germany), 2002. Sealed 2LP ... Just Sold Out!
Tracks include "Sound Imaging", "No Need To Run", "The Collective", "Second Person", "What Could Be", "MC2", "Yesterday", "Vivid Programming", "The Living Soul", "Bad Form", and "Empty". Plus, you get the accompanying instrumental vinyl. LP, Vinyl record album
(In the orange cover. Shrinkwrap is cracked at the top.)

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✨✧ Lou RawlsBest Of Lou Rawls – The Capitol Jazz & Blues Sessions ... CD
Capitol/Blue Note, 1960s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
More than just a great overview of Lou Rawls' jazz work for Capitol Records – because the set also features 3 previously unissued numbers that Rawls recorded with the Curtis Amy Sextet! Those 3 tracks are almost worth the price of the album alone – as Amy's combo was one of the hippest on the LA scene of the time, and offers Lou a rare opportunity to sing in a more relaxed setting than some of his more tightly arranged big band numbers. But honestly, all the work here is pretty darn great – and even the already-issued tracks are tremendous – a great illustration of how Lou linked together jazz and blues during the 60s soul era – and came up with a classy, sophisticated groove that inspired many others in years to come! Arrangements are by Benny Carter, Onzy Matthews, and HB Barnum – and titles include "Nobody But Me", "How Long How Long Blues", "Blues For Weepers", "Something Stirring In My Soul", "I Wonder", "Let's Burn Down The Cornfield", "Old Folks", "Somebody Have Mercy", and "Why Do I Love You So" – as well as the 3 unissued numbers, "Fine & Mellow", "Mean Old World", and "Long Gone Blues". CD

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✨✧ Lou RawlsEssential Lou Rawls ... CD
Philadelphia International/Legacy, 1960s/1970s/1980s. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A career-spanning set of work by Lou Rawls – a 2CD collection that focuses mostly on his work for Philadelphia International – but which also features early gems from Capitol, Bell, and MGM too! Lou's a mighty singer with some mighty talents – a voice that's unlike any other in soul music, and one that always sounds wonderful, no matter what the setting! And in this set, you'll get Lou singing jazz, blues, straight soul, disco, and more – always keeping things classy and cool throughout, and bringing a new level of sophistication to the music that few other singers can match. Package features 33 tracks in all, all newly remastered – with titles that include "Natural Man", "Time", "Groovy People", "Early Morning Love", "Spring Again", "All The Way", "Let's Fall In Love All Over Again", "Lady Love", "There Will Be Love", "One Life To Live", "You Are", "Be Anything", "She's Gone", "How Long How Long Blues", "Ain't That Loving You", and "This Song Will Last Forever". CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Lou RawlsFeelin' Good ... LP
Capitol, Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Lou Rawls' best for Capitol – produced by David Axelrod, and arranged by HB Barnum with a joyous, leaping, sock-soulful groove! The drums get nice and hard on the set – especially on the classic break version of "For What It's Worth", and the rolling righteous cut "My Ancestors" – and Lou's vocals are deeply wonderful all the way through! Other tunes include "I'm Gonna Use What I Got", "My Son", "Evil Woman", "Hang Ups", and "The Letter". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, a center split on the top seam, and a name in marker on back.)

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✨✧ Lou RawlsI Can't Make It Alone – The Axelrod Years ... CD
Stateside/EMI (UK), Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Funky funky Lou Rawls – a collection of work from Lou's landmark years with David Axelrod! Even before Axe showed up on the scene, Lou was still one heck of a great singer – with a voice that could easily handle the farthest reaches of jazz, soul, and gospel – but it was really Axelrod who helped Lou's great sound stick, with some equal (and often under-credited assistance) from arranger HB Barnum! The pair took Lou's vocals, and set them up in a groove that was hip, syncopated, and often filled with a slightly more righteous quality than Lou had been using – a perfect style for the end of the 60s, handled in a way that quickly bridged the worlds of soul, rock, and pop – and which often had a funky undercurrent that's made the tracks quite appealing to today's sample-searching crowd! This well-done collection brings together tunes from 9 different Axelrod/Rawls albums – complete with some great notes that help unlock the magic of the work, and a total of 25 numbers that include "Evil Woman", "Soul Serenade", "It's An Uphill Climb", "How Can That Be", "Can You Dig It (monologue)", "Take Me For What I Am", "Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa (Sad Song)", "For What It's Worth", "It's An Uphill Climb To The Bottom", "Dead End Street", and "Your Good Thing". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Lou RawlsAll Things In Time ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1976. Used ... Out Of Stock
A killer – and one of our favorite Philly International albums ever! This is the album that broke Lou Rawls back into the mainstream for the smooth 70s – retuning his incredible voice with waves of soul and strings in the Gamble & Huff tradition – and giving him a whole new voice than on his Capitol recordings! The album will forever be remembered for the seminal single "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine" – but it's filled with other great bits, including"Groovy People", a wonderful jazzy groover, and "You're The One", and "Lets Fall In Love All Over Again". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an unglued bottom seam & some light wear.)
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Willie HutchSoul Portrait/Season For Love (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/Expansion (UK), 1969/1970. New Copy ... $16.99
A pair of overlooked albums from the great Willie Hutch – back to back on a single CD! First up is Soul Portrait – pre-Motown work from Willie Hutch – but a great little record that really points the way towards Willie's famous sides to come in the 70s! Hutch here already sounds pretty darn great – singing with a raspy tone that reminds us a bit of Curtis Mayfield – especially given that Willie uses the same sort of righteous undercurrent as Curtis – not yet as over the top political, but brewing under nicely with a really marked sense of power! The backings are great too – all arranged by Hutch himself, and already showing some of the hipper styles that he'd bring into play in his later blacksploitation work. One of the deepest soul albums on RCA at the time – with a righteous vibe that's totally great – and filled with wonderful original tunes that include "Lucky To Be Loved By You", "Ain't Gonna Stop", "You Gotta Try", "Let Me Give You The Love You Need", "Do What You Wanna Do", and "Good To The Last Drop". Season For Love is early work from the great Willie Hutch – a set that's different than his more famous Motown music of the 70s, but which already shows a nicely ambitious approach! Willie's a warmer, sweeter-voiced singer here – working through some great original tunes of his own, plus a few well-chosen classics – all in a mix of soul and strings that definitely grooves, but which could also have gotten Hutch some bigger exposure in the larger music world as well. A few numbers are almost more in a jazz vocal territory – or at least in territory of artists like Lou Rawls or Arthur Prysock – while others have the righteous energy of Willie's later sound too. The arrangements are by Rene Hall and Perry Botkin Jr – and titles include "Season for Love", "The Shortest Distance", and "Trying To Understand A Woman", plus covers like "Hurt So Bad" and "Twelfth of Never". CD also features a bonus track – "When A Boy Falls In Love (parts 1 & 2) (45 version)". CD

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Gene McDanielsHit After Hit ... LP
Liberty, 1962. Very Good+ ... $1.99
A well-titled album, as it features some of Gene's big early hits, mixed along with lesser-known gems – all done in that proud, loud style he used before becoming the Headless Hero! Snuff Garrett produced most of the work, and the tunes have a bold approach that certainly draws from the Liberty pop sound of the time – but which also has the same righteous soul touches that you might find in Lou Rawls work of the time, and which makes Gene a key link between Lou and earlier singers like Roy Hamilton or Tommy Edwards. Titles include "A Hundred Pounds Of Clay", "Chip Chip", "I Don't Want To Cry", "Tower Of Strength", "A Tear", "Send For Me", and "Point Of No Return". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Vinyl has a slight warp but plays just fine.)

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Arthur PrysockAll My Life (with bonus track) ... CD
Old Town/Big Break (UK), 1976. New Copy ... $9.99
A great 70s move for Arthur Prysock – and an overlooked disco treasure that sits somewhere between the work of Barry White with Love Unlimited Orchestra, and the best Lou Rawls grooves for Philly International! Prysock's voice has lost none of its depth over the years – and here, instead of jazzy ballads, Arthur's working with some great midtempo grooves put together by John Davis – who produced and arranged, and gives the album all the full clubby depth of his own records with the Monster Orchestra! The mix of groove and grace, baritone and bump, soul and sophistication is all mighty great territory for Prysock – and titles include "When Love Is New", "One Broken Heart", "All My Life", "Love Makin Love To You", "I Wantcha Baby", and "All I Need Is You Tonight". Features a bonus single mix of "When Love Is New". CD

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VariousBeginner's Guide To Latin Jazz (3CD Box Set) ... CD
Nascente (UK), Late 50s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 3 CDs ... $11.99
Not so much an introduction to Latin jazz, as it a wonderful collection of Latin-tinged tunes from the mighty catalog of Blue Note Records – and not just New York and Cuban Latin grooves, but also a fair bit of bossa nova and Brazilian sounds too! The 3CD package is overflowing with goodness – and titles include a range of killer Blue Note gems from the 60s – plus related cuts from labels like Capitol, Liberty, and World Pacific. The groove changes nicely throughout the set, and the instrumentation is superb – as you'll hear on cuts that include "Sandalia Dela" by Duke Pearson, "Chitlins Con Carne" by Kenny Burrell, "Loie" by Ike Quebec, "Samba De Orfeu" by Charlie Rouse, "Bossa For Baby" by Hank Mobley, "South Of The Border" by Lou Donaldson, "Rhapsodia Del Maravilloso" by Sabu Martinez, "Minors Holiday" by Kenny Dorham, "Congalere" by Horace Parlan, "Ghana" by Donald Byrd, "Latin Fever" by Jack Costanzo, "No Problem" by Jerome Richardson, "Girl From Ipanema" by Lou Rawls, "Rojo" by Bobby Hutcherson, and "Thousand Finger Man" by Candido. 38 tracks in all! CD

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✨✧ Teddy PendergrassLive Coast To Coast/TP ... CD
Philadelphia International/Demon (UK), 1979/1980. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A massive package of work by Teddy Pendergrass – featuring a total of 3LPs worth of material! On Live Coast To Coast, Teddy follows up the style of Lou Rawls' double live album for Philly International – and goes for a very similar mix of modes that showcases all his charm and soulful spirit! The 2LP set features material recorded in both Philly and LA – with a fair bit of Teddy's working the audience along with the tunes. And as an added bonus, side 4 of the album also features radio interview material with Teddy, plus a few new studio tracks for the set – a nice addition, but one that also makes us wonder why, after 2 locations of live recording, they couldn't get together enough concert material for the record! Titles include "Life Is A Song Worth Singing", "Only You", "Turn Off The Lights", "Do Me", "Close The Door", "Come Go With Me", "Where Did All The Lovin Go", "Get UP Get Down Get Funky Get Loose", "When Somebody Loves You Back", "Shout & Scream", "It's You I Love", and "LA Rap". TP is an even better set too – a record with a short title, but some sublime work from Teddy, and one of his greatest albums ever! The whole thing alone is worth it for the price of the great cut "Love T.K.O.", a killer mellow soul track that's not only one of Teddy's best, but which has enjoyed recent popularity due to a heavy bit of sampling by hip hoppers. Other cuts include "Let Me Love You", "Girl You Know", Is It Still Good To Ya", "I Just Called To Say", and "Can't We Try". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ OC SmithFor Once In My Life ... LP
Columbia, 1969. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Pretty darn great work from OC Smith – on of his biggest albums for Columbia! OC's working in a country soul mode that draws on a tradition shared by Solomon Burke, Joe Tex, Ray Charles, and others – turning the genre towards a more pop-driven version of country, the kind that was creeping into the crossover charts at the end of the 60s. The style's one that might have you suspicious, but it comes off surprisingly well – thanks to arrangements by the always-great HB Barnum, the man who brought a syncopated groove to some of Lou Rawls' best work in the late 60s – his Capitol sides with David Axelrod! The feel here is a bit rootsier, but still has that nice Barnum bounce underneath – and titles include "Wichita Lineman", "I Ain't The Worryin' Kind", "The Best Man", "Stormy", "Cycles", "Keep On Keepin On", "Isn't It Lonely Together", and "Promises". LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing.)

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✨✧ VariousSongs That Made The Phone Light Up ... CD
32 Jazz, 1960s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Tracks by Oscar Brown Jr, Nancy Wilson, Lorez Alexandria, King Pleasure, Dinah Washington, Joe Williams, Lou Rawls, Etta Jones, Jimmy Rushing and more. CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Ray CharlesJust Between Us ... LP
Columbia, 1988. Used ... Out Of Stock
Features some solo tracks by Ray – plus duets with BB King, Gladys Knight, Jim Johnson, Lou Rawls, and Kenny Carr. Titles include "Nothing Like A Hundred Miles", "I Wish I'd Never Loved You At All", "Let's Call The Whole Thing Off", "Over The Top", "I'd Walk A Little More For You", and "Stranger In My Own Hometown". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Les McCannInvitation To Openness – The Jazz & Soul Photography Of Les McCann 1960 to 1980 (hardcover) ... Book
Fantagraphics, 2015. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An incredible lost side of the many talents of the great Les McCann – the ultra-hip pianist, singer, and jazz composer who we've loved for years! This book showcases McCann's lesser-known skills as a photographer – a subtle shutterbug who would often take pictures in the same spaces he was performing – gaining backstage access to other musicians, and also shooting them in performance as well – all with a sensitivity that goes far beyond the usual music journalist photographs! The candid shots are especially wonderful – and capture various musical legends in ways we've never seen before – often a bit tuned-down, and much more down to earth than you might expect. The heavy book features a wealth of subjects – including Stevie Wonder, Sonny Rollins, Tina Turner, Ben Webster, Grover Washington Jr, Donald Byrd, Muhammad Ali, Average White Band, James Coburn, John Coltrane, Bill Cosby, Paul Desmond, Angie Dickenson, Eugene McDaniels, Wes Montgomery, Jimmy Smith, Pops Staples, Wilson Pickett, Lou Rawls, Jesse Jackson, Quincy Jones, Aretha Franklin, Redd Foxx, Duke Ellington, Dexter Gordon, Dizzy Gillespie, and dozens more. 200 pages, hardcover, oversized, and filled with black and white images! Book

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✨✧ Arthur PrysockToo Late Baby – The Old Town Singles 1958 to 1966 ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great run of music from the mighty Arthur Prysock – an incredibly soulful singer who was at the top of the heap in the early 60s, but who's largely forgotten all these many years later! Prysock had a really unique approach – and one that really paved the way for some of the bigger male ballad soul singers in the late 60s and 70s – a bit of jazz, with a definite influence from Billy Eckstine – mixed with a deep range that's a lot bluesier than his classy look might make you think – often set to backings that open up a new sort of sophisticated territory. Without Prysock, it's hard to imagine Walter Jackson, Lou Rawls, Jerry Butler, and many others – and this sweet batch of singles really sums up the power of the man at his height. The CD features 24 tracks in all – many on CD for the first time – and titles include "Come & See This Old Fool", "Worry Bout You", "Again", "House By The Side Of The Road", "It's Too Late Baby Too Late", "Our Love Will Last", "One More Time", "If Ever I Should Fall In Love", and "Keep A Light In The Window For Me". CD
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✨✧ MF DoomLive From Planet X ... CD
Nature Sounds, 2005. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A full length live set from the one-and-only MF Doom – 52 minutes of madness from everyone's favorite rap villain! Doom chugs through classics, album tracks, and comparatively rare tracks from Operation Doomsday through the present, including ones from the Madvillian & MM Food LPs! Doom live shows are pretty rare, if you don't count DJ gigs, so this ones a treat for the fans. Captured from the sound board, too, so you don't have to worry about bootleggy sound problems! Tracks include "Change The Beat", "Name Dropping", "Greenbacks", "Go With The Drawls", "Gas Flows", "Operation Doomsday", "Accordion", "Great Day", "Rhymes Like Dimes", "My Favorite Ladies", "One Beer", "Fine Print" and more! CD

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