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J RawlsEssence Of J Rawls (15th Anniversary Redux – with bonus tracks) (2016 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Landspeed/Polar, 2001. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $24.99
The dawn of the millennium classic from producer J Rawls – reissued here with a wealth of bonus tracks for its 15th anniversary. including some timeless material dating to the late 90s – with appearances by J Rawls, Talib Kweli, Chicago's Capital D of All Natural and Mr. Greenweedz, Dose One, Rubix, Holmskillit and more. 19 tracks on 2LPs: "What You Want" (performed by Pase La Rock), "Great Live Caper" (J Live), "Aquarius" (Holmskillit, Rubix & Wordsworth), "Cold Turkey" (Capital D & Mr. Greenweedz), "We Performed" (Talib Kweli and Makeba Mooncycle), "Lone Catalysts Remix" (Lone Catalysts) and many more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Lou RawlsAll Things In Time ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1976. Very Good ... $2.99
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

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Lou RawlsFamily Reunion ... LP
Philadelphia International/Gamble & Huff, 1987. Very Good+ ... $3.99
A wonderful overlooked gem from the late 80s – one that takes Lou back to the smooth sophisticated groove he first set up on Philly – and in some ways, the anthemic title cut is enough to make the album great! Rawls really has a great sense of what the growing middle class status meant to African American at the time – and the warmly welcoming lyrics of "Family Reunion" speak volumes about home, history, and a growing sense of community. Other tracks are pretty great too – and echo some of the other themes of Lou's Philly years – and titles include "When Love Walked In the Door", "Two Happy Hearts", "Fine With Me", "Today's The Day", and "It's A Tough Job". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Lou RawlsLet Me Be Good To You ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1979. Very Good ... $1.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album

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Lou RawlsLet Me Be Good To You/Lover's Holiday ... 12-inch
Philadelphia International, 1979. Very Good- ... $0.99
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Lou RawlsUnmistakably Lou ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1977. Sealed ... $4.99
One of the greatest records ever by Lou Rawls – if only for one cut! That's the amazing "See You When I Get There", which starts with a Fender Rhodes riff over a hard thumping beat – while Lou does this little monologue about calling his woman at home. Then strings sweep in, the groove gets harder, and Lou sings a great song about the pride of being a middle class guy with a great home to come home to! Many other tracks are a bit more mellow – and titles include "It's Our Anniversary Today", "Some Folks Never Learn", and the wonderful two-stepper "Some Day You'll Be Old". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Lou RawlsLou Rawls & Strings ... LP
Capitol, 1965. Used ... Out Of Stock
Great early work by Lou Rawls – no, the album doesn't have funky David Axelrod arrangements – but it does feature Lou with some great jazzy backing by Benny Carter – who really knows how to put the right degree of punch in the arrangements to bring out the best in Lou's voice. The set's some of Lou's best pre-Axelrod material for Capitol – filled with strong renditions of standards and familiar tunes. Titles include "Now And Then There's A Fool Such As I", "What'll I Do", "My Buddy", "Three O'Clock In The Morning", "Charmaine", "Cold Cold Heart", "I'll See You In My Dreams", and "Nothing Really Feels The Same". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an ink stamp on the back.)

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✨✧ Lou RawlsMy Ancestors/Evil Woman ... 7-inch
Capitol, Late 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
"My Ancestors" is one of Lou's best cuts from the late 60s! David Axelrod produced, and it's got a drum sound that's nice and funky, and which sounds great with Lou's vocal tribute to his proud heritage. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo. Label has a small sticker.)
 
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Les McCannInvitation To Openness – The Jazz & Soul Photography Of Les McCann 1960 to 1980 (hardcover) ... Book
Fantagraphics, 2015. New Copy ... $19.99 39.99
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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Gene McDanielsSometimes I'm Happy/Hit After Hit (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Liberty/BGO (UK), 1960/1962. Used ... $12.99
2 early albums from Gene McDaniels – recorded years before he was working as Eugene McDaniels, and cutting some of the most righteous soul of his time! On Sometimes I'm Happy, Gene's in a much straighter vocal mode – swinging a mix of jazz and pop-styled vocals that are very much in the spirit of Lou Rawls' earliest Captiol sides, or Oscar Brown's work at Columbia – and which are set to punched-up backings that hint at the soul turn taken in later years, but which have more of a crossover feel overall. Titles include "The Facts Of Life", "Deed I Do", "Green Door", "Never Like This", "The High & The Mighty", and "When I Was A Child". Hit After Hit 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 – making Gene a key link between Lou Rawls 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". CD also features 6 bonus tracks – including "Walk With A Winner", "Hang On", "Another Tear Falls", "It's A Lonely Town", and "Spanish Harlem". CD

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Mighty SparrowSparromania! – Wit, Wisdom & Soul From The King Of Calypso 1960 to 1974 ... CD
Strut (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. Used 2CD ... $12.99
This is definitely not your father's calypso – no living room limbo or Harry Belafonte cliches – and instead, a smoking batch of Caribbean grooves from The Mighty Sparrow! Sparrow was very much on the edge of the best styles in the 60s and early 70s – and although his basic groove might be termed calypso, he also brought in plenty of Cuban, Haitian, and Jamaican rhythms to his music too – as well as an occasional does of American soul! Like some of the best early sounds from Kingston, the grooves here often echo a deeper R&B sensibility, turned towards island rhythms – and really hit home strongly by Sparrow's wonderful vocals – as catchy, compelling, and charming as some of the best US singers of the time – with touches of the wit of Oscar Brown Jr, the warmth of Lou Rawls, the swing of a young Marvin Gaye, and the spookiness of Screamin Jay Hawkins! This massive collection is the first to really dig through his older records to pull out the best tunes – just the kind of special focus we'd expect from the Strut label, with a wicked track selection and great notes too! Titles include "Bongo", "Calypso Boogaloo", "Zinah", "Fool Fool Fool", "Ah Diggin Horrors", "Jook For Jook", "Sparrow Come Back Home", "Slave", "She's Been Gone Too Long", "Congo Man", "Ten To One Is Murder", and "Kennedy & Kruschev". CD

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Pilgrim TravelersGospel Boogie – Rare Recordings 1946 to 1957 ... CD
Gospel Friend, Late 40s/Early 50s. New Copy ... $15.99 18.99
A legendary gospel quintet, and one who sing with the same sort of vocal interplay you'd hear from the best doo wop groups of the time – presented here in a killer collection of work from their formative early years – including tracks that feature later famous solo stars like Lou Rawls, Brother Joe May, and JW Alexander! The collection brings together seminal sides from the 78rpm years of gospel – the kind of tunes that got equal play alongside R&B and blues – and the "boogie" in the title is well-placed, as many of these tracks have a surprisingly strong groove – even though they're mostly acapella in nature. Titles include "My Mother Died & Left Me", "Grow Closer", "Come Home", "Call On Jesus", "Gospel Boogie", "After While", "I Remember The Time", "Jezebel", and "I'll Trust His Hand". CD

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Della ReeseOne More Time! ... LP
ABC, 1966. Very Good ... $9.99
One of Della's grooviest records, and a great little live set – recorded at the Playboy Club in Hollywood, with backing by the soulful Bobby Bryant Quintet. The group features some nice tenor work by a young Hadley Caliman, and groovy organ by Henry Caine – all of which sets Della's vocals in a much nicer groove than on some of her other albums from the 60s. Tracks include "So Nice", "Good Times", "Big City", and "Don't You Know" – and many tracks are preceded by a hip monologue, in a manner that's similar to that used on some of the best Lou Rawls albums for Capitol. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Dakota Staton with Manny AlbamI Want A Country Man ... LP
Groove Merchant, 1973. Very Good ... $2.99
Very hip work from Dakota Staton – one of her great early 70s albums for the Groove Merchant label! Backings here are by the band of Manny Albam – in a mode that's jazzy, but inflected with plenty of soul – and which has the same sort of rhythmic pulse that you'd find in Lou Rawls' best later work for Capitol. The style's a great one for Dakota – one that brings a bit more focus and energy to her music, and which almost sets her up more as a soul singer than a jazz one. Titles include "Girl Talk", "Country Man", "Heartbreak", "Make It Easy On Yourself", "How Did He Look", and a really great version of "I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ VariousSuper Soul Dees ... LP
Capitol, 1960s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A collection of Capitol Records cookers – with tracks that include "For Your Love" by Ed Townsend, "In My Room" by Verdelle Smith, "Tell Him" by The Drew Vels, "The Sticks" by Cannonball Adderley, "Soul Serenade" by King Curtis, "In Crowd" by Dobie Gray, and "Tobacco Road" by Lou Rawls. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some moderate wear.)

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✨✧ Philadelphia International All-StarsLet's Clean Up The Ghetto ... LP
Philadelphia International, Late 70s. Used ... Out Of Stock
An amazing little record that's easily one of the most righteous albums ever from Philadelphia International – a set designed to "give back" to the communities who supported the label strongly in the 70s, as a unique fund-raising effort, done before such records were commonplace! The Philly International roster of stars teamed up to put out this stunning set of tracks aimed at cleaning up the "ghettoes", both physical and mental, that continue to haunt the African-American communities in the US – and the set features key new numbers, plus a few more older tracks pulled from other Philly records that really work well to support the righteous message of the set. The centerpiece is the long title cut – "Let's Clean Up The Ghetto" – which has Lou Rawls doing a monologue about the garbage strike in New York, then launches into performances by Teddy Pendergrass, The O'Jays, Billy Paul, and Archie Bell. Other highlights include "The Big Gangster" by The O'Jays, "Old People" by Archie Bell, "Everybody's Talkin" by Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, and "Now Is The Time To Do It" by Teddy Pendergrass. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousSoul Groove! ... LP
Capitol, 1970s. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of those compilations that was either a loss leader, or a commercial attempt to capitalize on past hits laying around the vaults (often sold in supermarkets and drug stores), but still quite a respectable collection of soul and jazz numbers from Capitol: Nancy Wilson "Uptight (Everything's All Right)" and "West Coast Blues", Cannonball Adderley "74 Miles Away" and "I Remember Bird", Lou Rawls "I Love You, Yes I Do" and "We Baby Blues", King Curtis "Soul Serenade" and "Watermelon Man", and Bettye Swan "Willie & Laura Mae Jones" and "Don't Touch Me". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Willie HutchSoul Portrait/Season For Love (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/Expansion (UK), 1969/1970. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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