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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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✨✧ Johnny RawlsTiger In A Cage ... CD
Catfood, 2016. Used ... $5.99
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Lou RawlsAt Last ... LP
Blue Note, 1989. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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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 RawlsSit Down & Talk To Me ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1979. Very Good+ ... $1.99
Not as hit-heavy as some of Lou's other albums for Philly International, but a nice batch of mellow jazzy soul tracks – with arrangements by Thom Bell, Bunny Sigler, Dexter Wansel, and others. Some of the tunes get nicely uptempo – hitting the warmer clubby modes that always worked well with Rawls at Philly International – a style that still allowed for more than enough space for Lou to stretch out vocally and hit some of his hipper, more sophisticated modes. Titles include "Sit Down & Talk To Me", "You're My Blessing", "Old Times", "Ain't That Loving You", and "One Day Soon You'll Need Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve.)

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Lou RawlsUnmistakably Lou ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1977. Very Good+ ... $2.99
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
(Still in the shrink with a hype sticker.)

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✨✧ Johnny RawlsRed Cadillac ... CD
Catfood, 2008. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
CD
(Small sticker residue on digipack cover.)

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✨✧ Lou RawlsAll Things In Time ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1976. Used ... Temporarily 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

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✨✧ Lou RawlsLet Me Be Good To You ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
12-inch, Vinyl record
 
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Walter JacksonFeeling Good ... LP
Chi Sound, 1976. Very Good ... $0.99
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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John KasandraMod Messiah ... LP
Respect, 1974. Sealed ... $9.99
Kasandra's 4th LP for Stax under the ostensibly gospel Respect imprint, though this is no gospel album. Like his other albums, the set's a bit of a high-concept affair, with lyrics and presentation that veer too far from the sort of rough, raw southern soul that was Stax's stock in trade, coming on in a kind of low-rent Lou Rawls mode, which we'll count as a plus rather than as a slam! Kasandra pulls in James Gadson and Cal Green for some able help wioth the arrangements, and titles include "Ou Est L'Amour", "Take It All", "Just One Minute More", "Lay Our Axes Down", and "A House Divided". LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a tear at the bottom. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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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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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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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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✨✧ Nancy WilsonJust For Now/Lush Life (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol/Caroline (UK), 1967/1968. New Copy ... $15.99
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 ... $8.99
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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✨✧ Mighty SparrowSparromania! – Wit, Wisdom & Soul From The King Of Calypso 1960 to 1974 ... CD
Strut (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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