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Cannonball Adderley with Nancy Wilson & Lou RawlsIn Person ... LP
Capitol, 1968. Very Good ... $4.99
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.)

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Lou RawlsFeelin' Good ... LP
Capitol, Late 60s. Very Good ... $6.99
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 a free punch-out.)

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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 RawlsMerry Christmas Ho! Ho! Ho! ... LP
Capitol, Late 60s. Very Good ... $4.99
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
(Rainbow label pressing.)

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Lou Rawls with Les McCann LtdStormy Monday ... CD
Capitol, 1962. Used ... $6.99
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 RawlsNaturally ... LP
Polydor, Early 70s/1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Work from Lou's earlier albums on MGM – issued in the mid 70s with a slicker cover than the earlier albums, probably to cash in on his rising star at Philly International. The record features Lou's big hit for the label – "Natural Man" – plus Stevie Wonder & Syreeta's "Evil", a remake of "Love Is A Hurtin Thing", and live versions of "Tobacco Road" and "Dead End Street". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed, with a cut corner.)

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✨✧ J RawlsCheck The Clock (dirty, clean, inst)/Far Away (voc, inst)/High Life (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Groove Attack, 2000. Used (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
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

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✨✧ Lou RawlsClassics ... LP
Philadelphia International, Late 70s. Used ... Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Lou RawlsLou Rawls Anthology ... CD
Capitol, 1960s/Early 70s. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
We love Lou Rawls – and this is some of his best stuff! Lou's got a voice that can't be beat, and he cut a wealth of fantastic material for Capitol during the long stretch he stayed on the label. And while it's hard to include all that stuff on one set, we're pretty pleased at the selection of tracks that Capitol made for this one – as the 33 tracks feature some of Lou's best singles, album cuts, and groovy monologues from the old days! Titles include "My Ancestors", "Memory Lane/Old Man's Memories", "It Was A Very Good Year", "Trouble Down Here Below", "Dead End Street/Monologue", "Hang Ups", "Down Here On The Ground", and "I Can't Make It Alone". CD
(Out of print.)
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Ernie AndrewsSoul Proprietor ... LP
Dot, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $8.99
A great little set from Ernie Andrews – sounding quite different than on most of his other work! Although Ernie's best known as a jazz vocalist, he steps out here in a mode that's got a heck of a lot of 60s soul – working with arrangements by Shorty Rogers in a style that's got plenty of the same feel as Lou Rawls' best work at Capitol from the same time. The tunes are all nice and jaunty, grooving along with a hip and well-punctuated approach to the material that brings in plenty of light funk – and titles include "Crackerbox Livin", "More Than Ever Before", "Charms Of The Arms Of Love", "Knock On Wood", "Walk Tall", "Go To Hell", and "You Can Make It Baby". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout mark, and a bit of 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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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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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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VariousMojo Club Presents Dancefloor Jazz Volume 10 – Love Power ... CD
Universal (Germany), 1960s/1970s. Used ... $6.99
A fantastic bunch of grooves – and one of the best installments in our favorite compilation series ever! The genius DJs at Hamburg's Mojo Club have always had a great ear for a song – and that ear gets better and better with each new compilation. This package is a brilliant assortment of tunes that runs from heavy funk to sweet soul to funky jazz and groovy 60s tunes. There's loads on here that you've probably forgotten about – or just plain never heard – and the pacing of the compilation means that the tracks maintain a very cool vibe throughout, making the set always a fresh listen for the discerning ear! Titles include "Love Power" by Dusty Springfield, "House of Bamboo" by Earl Grant, "Sophisticated Cissy" by Davy Jones, "Everywhere I Go" by Lou Rawls, "Chicken & Booze" by Manny Corchado, "The Chair Dance" by Rob Agerbeek, "Mazurka Cocadou" by Eddy Louiss, "Fiesta" by Gato Barbieri, "Choosing You" by Lenny Williams, "Ain't Nobody Straight In LA" by The Miracles, "I'm A Winner" by Smoked Sugar, and "Hot Stuff" by Georgie Fame. CD

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✨✧ Ernestine AndersonNever Make Your Move Too Soon ... LP
Concord, 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Dakota Staton with Manny AlbamI Want A Country Man ... LP
Groove Merchant, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 edge wear and a half split top seam.)

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✨✧ David AxelrodSongs Of Experience ... LP
Capitol, 1969. Used Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the greatest albums ever by studio genius David Axelrod! The album's one of Axelrod's first on his own – cut for Capitol Records at a time when he was working with some of the label's biggest selling soul acts – like Cannonball Adderley and Lou Rawls – turning their already-successful sounds into super-hit material by adding some nice funky touches, and excellent baroque production. This album lets Axelrod fully explore his talents for larger studio arrangements, and complex yet soulful instrumentation. The record is subtitled "an anthology of awareness after birth, based on the 18th century poems of William Blake" – and it features incredible arrangements conducted by Don Randi, played by a host of excellent LA jazz and studio players. The overall sound is spacey and dark, with nice touches of funk, and plenty of cool instrumental passages that have been sampled over the years by hip hoppers and other producers. Titles include "London", "The Fly", "The Human Abstract", "A Divine Image", and "The Sick Rose". Reissued with the original gatefold cover, and everything! LP, Vinyl record album

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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 ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ VariousMotortown Revue Live – Special Guest The Temptations ... LP
Motown, 1969. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the best Motortown Revue albums – thanks to a decidedly heavy groove! The album does a great job of showcasing some of the rising talents at Motown at the end of the 60s – and although it does feature work by a few bigger acts, it's the up-and-comers who are the real surprise here – sounding a bit more unbridled in this live setting than on their studio work. Titles include "Does Your Mama Know About Me" and "Malinda" by Bobby Taylor, "I Can't Turn You Loose" and "I Wouldn't Change The Man He Is" by Blinky, "Sing A Simple Song" by The Originals, "Uptight" by Stevie Wonder, "Cloud Nine" by The Temptations, and a number of tracks by Gladys Knight & The Pips, including a very cool "Monologue" track that's a bit like Lou Rawls live! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing.)
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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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