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J RawlsCheck The Clock (dirty, clean, inst)/Far Away (voc, inst)/High Life (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Groove Attack, 2000. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $4.99
With J Sands and Grap Luva on "Check The Clock", Apani B and Mr Complex on "Far Away" and Mass Influence on "High Life". 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has a cutout notch and a lightly bent corner.)

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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 RawlsLove All Your Blues Away ... CD
Epic (Japan), 1986. New Copy ... $13.99
The voice of Lou Rawls is wonderful in so many different settings – in early gospel work with the Pilgrim Travelers, in 60s soul with HB Barnum and David Axelrod, and even hitting a Philly groove in the late 70s! Here, Lou takes on a whole new sound – working with more of an 80s soul approach set up by Jay Gradon and David Foster – smooth, but never soppy – and with nicely punctuated rhythms that have a midtempo stepping quality on most numbers – all to open up a new sort of groove for that magical Rawls vocal sound! Lou also brings some jazzy styles to play – almost previewing his work to come in the next few years – and titles include "Change Your Mind", "Are You With Me", "Love All Your Blues Away", "It Never Entered My Mind", "Learn To Love Again", and "We'll Be Together Again". CD
(Part of the great AOR City series from Japan!)

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Lou RawlsNatural Man ... LP
MGM, 1971. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Easily the best of Lou's work for MGM – mostly because the album sounds so much like his best work for Capitol! The best example of this is the hit title cut – "Natural Man" – which begins with one of Lou's great monologues, laid out over a slightly funky two-step beat that almost feels like it was handled by the HB Barnum/David Axelrod team. The other work has a similar strong quality – again in the mode of the Capitol years – and titles include "I'm A King Be", "Everywhere I Go", "You Can't Hold ON", "Got A Lotta Love", and "Till Love Touches Your Life". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole & light wear.)

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Lou RawlsSoulin' ... CD
Capitol/Elemental (France), 1966. New Copy Gatefold ... $16.99
One of the best albums that Lou Rawls cut with the team of HB Barnum and David Axelrod – that incredible duo who made some of his 60s Capitol albums so great! The style here is wonderful – upbeat grooves from Barnum – who brings more soul into Lou's music than before – recorded by Axelrod with the right sort of sharpness and punch – that special quality he brought to Cannonball Adderley's 60s soul classics too! Rawls is really at home in the setting – stepping out in some points with these hip monologue passages that are as great as his singing – maybe even better, too – as they show a whole new side of Lou's personality – that badass, totally hip quality that people might never have expected from the early days. One of the best of these is the excellent "Old Man's Memories", about a guy sitting on a bench in Washington Park on the south side of Chicago, which then rolls into an amazing version of "It Was A Very Good Year". Other tunes have a great mix of soul and jazz – and titles include "Love Is A Hurtin Thing", "A Whole Lotta Woman", "Don't Explain", "Old Folks", and "Breaking My Back (Instead Of Using My Mind)". CD
(Limited edition!)

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Lou RawlsYou've Made Me So Very Happy ... LP
Capitol, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $7.99
All the best elements for Lou's Capitol work are in place – arrangements by HB Barnum, production by David Axelrod, and a hip batch of pop tracks that really push Lou into a whole new dimension! Axelrod really knows how to bring up the bass in the arrangements, and create just the right amount of space for Lou to open up his fantastic voice on cuts like the amazing title track, "Let's Burn Down The Cornfield", "Hurtin", "Will Someone Carry The Ball", "Yesterday's Dreams", "When Someone Comes Along", and "How Can That Be". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Lou RawlsSeason Of The Witch/Your Good Thing (Is About To End) ... 7-inch
Capitol, 1969. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Produced by David Axelrod. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Capitol sleeve.)

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✨✧ Lou Rawls/James Cleveland/Phyllis Hyman et alRun Jesse Run (long vocal, short inst, short vocal, long inst) ... 12-inch
Gamble & Huff, 1988. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A sweet ode to the political power of Jesse Jackson! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Lou RawlsLittle Drummer Boy/Child With A Toy ... 7-inch
Capitol, Late 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Sweet funky Christmas – produced by David Axelrod! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo. Label has a small sticker.)

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✨✧ Lou RawlsMerry Christmas Ho! Ho! Ho! ... LP
Capitol, Late 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of our favorite Christmas albums ever – a socking soul take on the holiday, sung by Lou, arranged by HB Barnum, and produced to perfection by David Axelrod – with that tight punch he was bringing to all the best Lou Rawls work on Capitol! There's a surprising groove on most of the cuts – tightly syncopated, and swung by Lou in all the best fresh young vocal style of this period. Includes a sublime version of "Little Drummer Boy", plus "A Child With A Toy", "Christmas Will Really Be Christmas", "Merry Christmas Baby", "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas", "Good Time Christmas", and "Little Boy Dear". LP, Vinyl record album
(Abridged 70s pressing.)
 
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✨✧ Ernestine AndersonNever Make Your Move Too Soon ... CD
Concord, 1980. Used ... $6.99
A key moment in the career of vocalist Ernestine Anderson – a record that not only returned her to the public eye after a flurry of initial sides in the late 50s and early 60s, but which also finally helped Anderson find a sound that worked! The album's done with backing by the Monty Alexander trio – in a style that's bluesy and soul jazz inflected, but with a sweeter west coast sound – almost an early 80s equivalent of the groove explored by Lou Rawls or Ernie Andrews in LA during the mid 60s, but done with an even more relaxed, jazz-based approach here. The title track – "Never Make Your Move Too Soon" – was an instant standout that got Anderson play in many corners of the US – and other tracks are more familiar numbers, but done in a similar mode – with titles that include "Old Folks", "As Long As I Live", "Just One More Chance", "Poor Butterfly", and "My Shining Hour". CD

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David Axelrod & OthersEdge – David Axelrod At Capitol Records 1966 to 1970 ... CD
Capitol, Late 60s. Used ... $4.99
A great look at the genius of David Axelrod – the groundbreaking producer who recorded some incredibly hip albums at Captiol during the late 60s, but who's now only finally getting his due! Axelrod brought a whole new sensibility to the studio in his day – an approach that really stripped down the overly-cluttered modes of the era of Phil Spector and Brian Wilson, and which went instead for a spacious approach to the music that seemed to use silence as heavily as it did sound! Axelrod's genius was heard most famously on key 60s recordings by Cannonball Adderley and Lou Rawls for Capitol, but while at the label, he also got the chance to cut some incredibly mind-blowing albums on his own – and to work with some other artists who really benefited from his amazing touch in the studio. This set's a masterpiece – and it features 17 Axelrod numbers from the Capitol years – all hand-picked by Egon of Stones Throw (himself an Axelrod expert), and supported by comments from David himself! Titles include "House Of Mirrors" and "The Edge" by David McCallum, "Theme From The Fox" by Don Randi, "Tensity" by Cannonball Adderley, "Pula Yetla" by Letta Mbulu, "Lifetime Monologue" and "You've Made Me So Very Happy" by Lou Rawls, and "The Signs (part 1)", "Warning Talk (parts 1 & 3)", "The Smile", "The Mental Traveller", "The Fly", and "London" by David Axelrod himself. CD

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Willie HutchSeason For Love ... LP
RCA/Be With (UK), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99 32.98
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". 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 ... $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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Walter JacksonFeeling Good ... LP
Chi Sound, 1976. Very Good+ ... $1.99
The first of six "comeback" albums that this great Chicago soul singer cut during his second wave of recording during the late 70s! Walter had originally done some amazing work with the great Carl Davis at the Okeh label during the mid 60s – and this album marks a return to their collaboration – this time at Davis' own Chi-Sound subsidiary of 20th Century Records. Jackson here takes all the smooth sophistication of his early days, and transforms himself into an adult singer of soul songs – taking a route similar to that travelled by singers like Jerry Butler or Lou Rawls at the same time. Like Rawls, the style doesn't always work – but when it does, it's great. Titles include "Love Is Lovelier", "Words", "Too Shy To Say", "Please Pardon Me (You Remind Me Of A Friend)", "Love Woke Me Up This Morning", and a remake of "Welcome Home". 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 ... $28.99 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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Pilgrim TravelersGospel Boogie – Rare Recordings 1946 to 1957 ... CD
Gospel Friend, Late 40s/Early 50s. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
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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Dee Dee SharpSongs Of Faith ... CD
Cameo/Abkco, Early 60s. New Copy ... $8.99 9.99
A very unusual early album from female Philly soul singer Dee Dee Sharp – a set of spiritual numbers, done at a time when she was mostly doing crossover dance cuts for the Cameo label – and a record that really shows a different side of her talents! The shift between gospel and soul isn't an unusual one for singers of Sharp's generation – given that so many other contemporaries had come from the church at their start – and, like Aretha Franklin, Sam Cooke, or Lou Rawls, could still be at home with spiritual material. But the mode is a bit different with Dee Dee – as it also works to give her a deep soul sound that she didn't have at the time – a richer current of emotions than you'd just hear in some of her dance numbers or catchy grooves of the period. Titles include "Peace In The Valley", "I Believe", "I'll Make You Mine", "Climb Every Mountain", "Up Hill", "You'll Never Walk Alone", and "It Is No Secret". CD

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✨✧ VariousChristmas Cocktails – Hi Fi Holiday Cheer From Santa's Pad ... CD
Capitol/Ultra Lounge, 1950s/1960s. Used ... $4.99
Very groovy stuff! This 18 track set is about the hippest easiest Christmas compilation you can find – and it's filled with gems pulled from the Ultra Lounge end of the Capitol/EMI catalog! There's a mixture of vocal tunes, easy instrumental tunes, and even a few hip jazz numbers – and titles include "Christmas Kisses" by Ray Anthony, "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" by Jimmy McGriff, "Winter Wonderland" by Peggy Lee, "Christmas Is" by Lou Rawls, "I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm" by Dean Martin, "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus/Jingle Bells Bossa Nova" by Eddie Dunstedter, "Cha Cha All The Way" by Capitol Studio Orchestra, "The Nutcracker Suite" by Les Brown, and "Christmas Trumpets" by Ray Anthony. CD

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VariousLay Back & Chill – More Superior Sensuous Soul ... CD
Backbeats (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... $6.99
Here's some chillout music we can really get behind – mellow soul tracks with a beautifully gentle groove – all cut back in the days when an artist could relax a bit without ever losing their cool! The set's heavy on mellow modern soul numbers – all hand-picked by Expansion Records frontman Ralph Tee – who's shown us for decades that he's really got a golden ear when it comes to music like this! There's loads of great gentle steppers on the package, sung by some of the best voices of the mainstream soul scene at the end of the 70s – cuts that include "We Need Love" by Chapter 8, "Be My Girl" by Michael Henderson, "We Found Love" by The Dynamics, "Gonna Make Changes" by Phyllis Hyman, "No Love Nowhere Without You" by Linda Williams, "Ain't That Love Baby" by Lou Rawls, "Brother Brother" by Esther Phillips, "What Do You Want Me To Do" by Lou Courtney, "Stay" by Glenn Jones, "We Never Said Goodbye" by Dionne Warwick, and "Paintings Of Love" by Keni Burke. CD

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VariousWhat's Happening Stateside ... LP
Stateside/EMI (UK), 1960s/1970s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A hip little collection of soul tracks, plus a few 70s funk numbers – pulled from the related EMI labels that operated under the Stateside imprint in the UK during the 60s and 70s. The package is a bit all over the map, but it does include a wonderfully groovy selection of material – such as "Testify" by The Memphis Soul Band, "Beatmaker" by Doris, "So Is The Sun" by World Column, "Discotheque USA" by Jimmy McGriff, "Who's That Lady" by The Isley Brothers, "For What It's Worth" by Lou Rawls, "The In Crowd" by Billy Preston, "Condition Red" by Baltimore & Ohio Marching Band, "Black Water Gold" by The Sunshine Band, "As Long As I Have You" by Garnett Mimms, "Man Ain't Nothing Without A Woman" by Jimmy Holiday, "Funkier Than A Mosquito's Tweeter" by Ike & Tina Turner, "The Edge" by David McCallum, and "Hold On" by The O'Jays. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousYule Struttin – A Blue Note Christmas ... CD
Blue Note, 1990. Used ... $5.99
A relatively recent effort, as far as the Holiday history books go – but a surprisingly nice set that's turned out to be one of the few enduring modern Christmas albums! The strength of the set is its simplicity – a non-gimmicky presentation of Holiday standards, played by some of the bigger Blue Note artists of the late 80s. A few tracks sound a bit dated, but overall, there's a nice jazz component that keeps the set working nicely – supported by one or two older numbers amidst the new material. Titles include "Vauncing Chimes" by Bobby Watson, "The Christmas Song" by Lou Rawls, "A Merrier Christmas" by Benny Green, "Jingle Bells" by Count Basie, "I'll Be Home For Christmas/Sleigh Ride" by Eliane Elias, "Little Drummer Boy" by Rick Margitza, and "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" by Dexter Gordon. CD

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✨✧ Ernie AndrewsThis Is Ernie Andrews ... CD
Dot, 1964. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the few rare recordings by west coast vocalist Ernie Andrews – a great little singer with an extremely soulful sound! Ernie's got a feel here that's quite a bit like that of his contemporary Lou Rawls during his Capitol years – a mix of jazz and soul with traces of earlier R&B – all served up in a 60s mode that has plenty of tight rhythms, and a jaunty moddish style overall. Half the album features larger backings from Ernie Freeman, and a few other numbers have Ernie singing alongside quartet backing from organist Tyrone Parsons. The mix of modes really comes off well – fleshing out the album with a lot of character, and making for one of Andrews' most interesting records ever. Titles include "I Will Take You Home Again Kathleen", "My Heart Laid Down & Died", "On A Clear Day", "Human", "The Oldest Story In The World", "Parker's Mood", and "Why". CD

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✨✧ Nancy WilsonJust For Now/Lush Life (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol/Caroline (UK), 1967/1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pair of classics from Nancy Wilson – with bonus tracks too! On the album Just For Now, Nancy Wilson sings just for now – but in that way that could make any of her late 60s Capitol sessions a timeless classic – a record that has a lot more staying power than you'd guess from the title! Wilson's a genius at this point in her career – trained in jazz, with phrasing that's impeccable and at a level that brings a whole new sophistication to the music – but also able to open up with a groove, too, even on the gentler numbers – as open to soulful 60s currents in her music as Lou Rawls was with his – which is why both artists' Capitol sides are so incomparable! Arrangements are great – well-suited to Nancy's voice, and handled by Billy May, Oliver Nelson, and Sid Feller with a strong current of jazz – on titles that include "If He Walked Into My Life", "Rain Sometimes", "What Now My Love", "That's Life", "Born Free", "I'll Make A Man Of The Man", and "Just For Now". Lush Life is genius work from Nancy Wilson – the kind of Capitol Records gem that was partly jazz, partly soul, and very much in that special territory that made Wilson one of the most mature, sophisticated singers of the 60s! The record's got Nancy working through some material with bluer currents, sometimes in a mode that's late night in the instrumentation – but never in the older style of torch tunes. Instead, arrangers Billy May, Olver Nelson, and Sid Feller really keep things groovy – matching the newer spirit that Wilson brings to her music – which results in superb readings of songs throughout. Titles include some nice lesser-known material – like "River Shallow", "Free Again", "Only The Young", "The Right To Love", and "Over The Weekend" – plus versions of "Lush Life", "Midnight Sun", and "Sunny". CD features four bonus tracks – "I Concentrate On You", "Don't Look Over Your Shoulder", "Do You Know Why", and "But Only Sometimes" – and records are presented in their original mono mixes! CD

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✨✧ VariousBlue Bossa Vol 2 – Cool Cuts From The Tropics ... CD
Blue Note, 1960s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
It's taken the folks at Blue Note a few more years to get together this volume 2, but it's a great companion to the classic volume 1 set of bossa nova grooves from the Blue Note catalog's classic years. The set's got 15 tracks in all, including great stuff like "Swinging The Samba" by Horace Silver, "Mama Inez" by Grant Green, "Blue Bossa" by Joe Henderson, "La Fiesta" by Stanley Turrentine, "Book's Bossa" by Donald Byrd, "Girl From Ipanema" by Lou Rawls, "La Malaga" by Bobby Hutcherson, "Heading South" by Horace Parlan, and lots more goodies! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousLove Train – The Sound Of Philadelphia (4CD set) ... CD
Legacy, Late 60s/1970s/Early 80s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fab Philadelphia soul on 4 CDs – a massive package of work that really serves up the best from the legendary empire of Gamble & Huff, plus a host of other great Philly numbers too! The package is a great look at the full spectrum of sound in Philly during the 70s – not just the key tracks on the Philadelphia International label, but also cuts that Gamble & Huff had produced for other artists at the end of the 60s, key Sigma Sound sessions for other labels, and some of the classic club tracks that crossed over big and inspired countless imitations! The set is immense – 4CDs, 71 songs, and a 64 page booklet of rare photos and new essays – all priced nicely enough to appeal to both Philly newcomers and longtime collectors. Plus, since Sony BMG's handling Philly International now, there's a good range of titles from a variety of labels – and titles include "Love Is Here" by The Futures, "Slow Motion (part 1)" by Johnny Williams, "Sunshine" by The O'Jays, "Don't Let The Green Grass Fool You" by Wilson Pickett, "Expressway To Your Heart" by Soul Survivors, "I'm Stone In Love With You" by The Stylistics, "Be Thankful For What You Got (part 1)" by William DeVaughan, "Dirty Ol Man" by Three Degrees, "It's Forever" by The Ebonys, "Enjoy Yourself" by The Jacksons, "Free Love" by Jean Carn, "Kiss & Say Goodbye" by The Manhattans, "Let's Groove" by Archie Bell, "Billy's Back Home" by Billy Paul, "Picture Us" by Bunny Sigler, "Then Came You" by The Spinners, "Close The Door" by Teddy Pendergrass, "It's Gonna Take A Miracle" by Deniece Williams, and "See You When I Get There" by Lou Rawls. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Nancy WilsonJust For Now/Lush Life (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol/Caroline (UK), 1967/1968. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A pair of classics from Nancy Wilson – with bonus tracks too! On the album Just For Now, Nancy Wilson sings just for now – but in that way that could make any of her late 60s Capitol sessions a timeless classic – a record that has a lot more staying power than you'd guess from the title! Wilson's a genius at this point in her career – trained in jazz, with phrasing that's impeccable and at a level that brings a whole new sophistication to the music – but also able to open up with a groove, too, even on the gentler numbers – as open to soulful 60s currents in her music as Lou Rawls was with his – which is why both artists' Capitol sides are so incomparable! Arrangements are great – well-suited to Nancy's voice, and handled by Billy May, Oliver Nelson, and Sid Feller with a strong current of jazz – on titles that include "If He Walked Into My Life", "Rain Sometimes", "What Now My Love", "That's Life", "Born Free", "I'll Make A Man Of The Man", and "Just For Now". Lush Life is genius work from Nancy Wilson – the kind of Capitol Records gem that was partly jazz, partly soul, and very much in that special territory that made Wilson one of the most mature, sophisticated singers of the 60s! The record's got Nancy working through some material with bluer currents, sometimes in a mode that's late night in the instrumentation – but never in the older style of torch tunes. Instead, arrangers Billy May, Olver Nelson, and Sid Feller really keep things groovy – matching the newer spirit that Wilson brings to her music – which results in superb readings of songs throughout. Titles include some nice lesser-known material – like "River Shallow", "Free Again", "Only The Young", "The Right To Love", and "Over The Weekend" – plus versions of "Lush Life", "Midnight Sun", and "Sunny". CD features four bonus tracks – "I Concentrate On You", "Don't Look Over Your Shoulder", "Do You Know Why", and "But Only Sometimes" – and records are presented in their original mono mixes! CD
 
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VariousMello Jello Vol 1 – For Mello Muffins ... CD
Skinups, Late 50s/1960s. Used ... $9.99
Nothing mello about this sweet little set – because the tunes are loud, nasty, and filled with plenty of sharp edges! The collection really trawls around the bottom side of the indie rocking spectrum of the late 50s and early 60s – digging through the dirt to come up with some incredibly raunchy tunes that run the gamut from rockabilly to novelty rock to instrumental R&B – and lots of other styles in between! There's a sound here that's as playful as the cover image and the title – and the CD features 17 tracks that include "Sour Biscuits" by Wes Dakus, "Dearest Darling" by Marv Blihovde, "Shakin All Over" by Tommy Bruce, "Crazy Chemists" by Doc Bagby, "Have Love Will Travel" by The Imperialists, "Knock On Wood" by The Rivieres, "Janie Made A Mistake" by The Fabulous Five, "Goodbye Bo" by The Royal Playboys, and "Ghost Satellite" by Bob & Jerry. CD
(Out of print.)

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Chocolate MilkAction Speaks Louder Than Words/Ain't Nothin' But A Thing ... 7-inch
RCA, 1975. Very Good ... $9.99
Killer funk! "Action Speaks Louder Than Words" is a great lost 70's funk track, with a slow loping groove, and a tight choppy hook that just crawls along nicely! One of the best cuts ever by this New Orleans band – and always a treat! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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VariousFull Up – Best Of Studio One Vol 2 ... CD
Studio One/Heartbeat, 1960s. Used ... $9.99
Heartbeat trawls the Studio One vaults and comes up with another bountiful batch of excellent Coxsone Dodd productions. 12 unstoppably great numbers from the man who may have been the most significant architect of Jamaican soul and reggae, and that's no mean feat! Includes "Love Me Forever" by Carlton & The Shoes, "Desperate Lover" by Bob Andy, "Look Who Is Back Again" by Delroy Wilson & Slim Smith, "Danger In Your Eyes" by the Paragons, "Love Bump" by the Lone Ranger, "Armagideon Time" by Willie Williams, "Full Up" by Sound Dimension, "First Cut Is The Deepest" by Norma Frazier, "Open The Gate" by the Ethiopians, and "I Don't Want To See You Cry" by John Holt. CD
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✨✧ VariousMostly Ghostly – More Horror For Halloween ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the hippest Halloween collections you could ever hope to buy – an amazing follow up to Ace Records' legendary These Ghoulish Things – and like that one, a treasure trove of oddball novelty numbers with a sweet October spirit! The work here goes way past familiar "Monster Mash" modes – and instead, really trawls the depths of late 50s and early 60s rock and roll – in search of weird tunes that make great use of odd production techniques, offbeat instrumentation, sound effects, and lots of horror film-inspired styles – a perfect blend of music for the Halloween holiday, and for all year long! The notes are as great as the music – and the set features 25 titles that include "Terrible Ivan" by Art Roberts, "The Cave" by Chuck Holden, "Dracula's Theme" by The Ghouls, "Do The Zombie" by The Symbols, "The Mad Scientist" by The Zanies, "They're Here" by Boots Walker, "The Goo Goo Muck" by Ronnie Cook & The Gaylads, "Spooky Movies" by Roy Clark, and "Sleepy Hollow" by The Last Word. CD
 
 
 



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