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✨✧ Jack Costanzo & Gerry Woo/Al EscobarJive Samba/Tighten Up ... 7-inch
Mr Bongo (UK), 1967/1968. New Copy ... $11.99
Two Latin soul covers back to back – both of them great! Jack Costanzo takes on Cannonball Adderley's classic "Jive Samba" – but he slows the tune down a lot, gives it a boogaloo vibe, and lets some horns solo nicely in the middle! "Tighten Up" is the Archie Bell tune you'll know from the hit – but it's done here in a cool boogaloo mode with lots more added percussion, and some cool shouted calls as well! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Duduka Da FonsecaJive Samba ... CD
Zoho, 2015. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
Lively trio work from drummer Duduka Da Fonseca – a set that has all the Brazilian touches you might expect from the title, but which also sparkles with lots of straighter jazz moments too! Duduka's as strong as ever on the kit, and the album really draws a lot of warmth from the piano lines of David Feldman – who blocks out the ballads with this gentle groove that's especially nice, then really catches fire on some of the more upbeat numbers – which also have Fonseca reminding us of his deftness on the drums. Guto Wirtti plays bass in the trio, and one track includes tenor from Paulo Levi – on titles that include "Jive Samba", "Lucky Southern", "Pensativa", "Clouds", "Peresina", "Recorda Me", and "Sco's Bossa". CD

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Bill Holman & Mel LewisJive For Five ... CD
Andex/VSOP, 1958. Used ... $9.99
Sublime small group work from tenor saxophonist Bill Holman – and a record that really lets him stretch out with some longer-than-usual solo work! Holman's working here as the co-leader with drummer Mel Lewis – in a group that also features trumpeter Lee Katzman, bassist Wilford Middlebrook, and pianist Jimmy Rowles. The head arrangements are quite tight, and remind us a lot of some of Holman's work on charts for larger bands – but as the longish tunes unfold, the solo work is extremely dexterous – and supported wonderfully by some fluid work on piano by Rowles. Titles include Holman's classic "Jive For Five", plus "The Beat Generation", "502 Blues Theme", and "Liza". CD
Also available Jive For Five ... LP 16.99

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Bill Holman & Mel Lewis QuintetJive For Five ... LP
Andex, 1958. Very Good+ ... $16.99
Sublime small group work from tenor saxophonist Bill Holman – and a record that really lets him stretch out with some longer-than-usual solo work! Holman's working here as the co-leader with drummer Mel Lewis – in a group that also features trumpeter Lee Katzman, bassist Wilford Middlebrook, and pianist Jimmy Rowles. The head arrangements are quite tight, and remind us a lot of some of Holman's work on charts for larger bands – but as the longish tunes unfold, the solo work is extremely dexterous – and supported wonderfully by some fluid work on piano by Rowles. Titles include Holman's classic "Jive For Five", plus "The Beat Generation", "502 Blues Theme", and "Liza". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has clear tape on the top seam.)
Also available Jive For Five ... CD 9.99

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Jive FiveTheir Greatest Hits ... CD
Collectables, Early 60s. Used ... $7.99
Titles include the sublime "My True Story" – plus "When I Was Single", "Never Never", "Hurry Back", "Johnny Never Knew", "Rain", "These Golden Rings", and "Hully Gully Callin Time". CD

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Jive TurkeysBread & Butter ... LP
Colemine, 2010. New Copy ... $13.99 15.98
Organ funk from the midwest scene – raw, tightly grooving instrumentals and the first full length release from Ohio's Jive Turkeys – numbers that sounds right in step with the 70s instro funk of The Meters and the best of the contemporary indie funk scenes! The group is a four piece – organ, drums, bass and guitar – keeping it simple, raw and funky. As hinted at on the on the couple of the stellar 45s that led up to Bread & Butter, they work well in both a slower cooking, Booker T indebted groove or a fast & furious,post-JBs style. Simple, straight up funky soul instrumentals is the order of the day, and these Jive Turkeys bring it! Titles include "Funky Turkey", "JT Strut", "Soul High", "Chickenfoot", "Straight Fire", "Bill Collector", "Stamp", "Funky Brewster", "Talkin' That Talk", "Grimmin", "BA" and "Otis Lament". LP, Vinyl record album
(Finally on vinyl!)

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Jive TurkeysReggie/Duck's Dirge ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2014. New Copy ... $4.99
The Jive Turkeys do "The Reggie" here – a quick-stepping groove that mixes these sweet skittish drums with a bold horn section, tight guitar, and some mighty nice Hammond! The tune bumps along quickly and only gains energy towards the end – a flurry of instrumental power with a very funky feel! "Duck's Dirge" is a funky variation on the older style of dirge – done with these slow-breaking drums under moody Hammond that moves equally slow – but in a way that's a lot more soulful than sad! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Mahotella Queens & The Soul BrothersJive & Soul – The Very Best Of The Mahotella Queens & The Soul Brothers ... CD
Nascente (UK), Late 60s/1970s/1980s. New Copy 2CD ... $8.99
A great Afro-soul double-header – one that features a disc apiece of these two great groups! CD 1 features classics by Mahlathini & The Mahotella Queens – including a fair bit of older tracks that sound especially nice – really taking off from some of the mainstream South African modes of the 60s, but adding in a richer soul component too! The set features later numbers too, but mostly sticks in the rougher, rawer territory – with cuts that include "We Boy", "Dinaka", "Deda Endleleni", "Ntombi Zodwa", "Melodi Yalla", "Izinyoni", "Thoko", "Vuka Uzibuke", and "Jive Makgona". CD 2 focuses on work by The Soul Brothers – great 70s sides that have some mighty nice Hammond lines bubbling along with the vocals – almost adding a dose of Memphis soul to their South African harmonies! Titles include "Dumela", "Usizi", "Abantu", "Mshoza Wami", "Malume", "Indawo Yokulala", "Uthando", "I Feel So Lonely Without You", and "Ukhalelani". CD

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MannishJive U The Mann (album, radio edit, inst)/Mannish (album, radio edit, inst) ... 12-inch
Correct, 1995. Near Mint- ... $1.99
A-side produced by Nu-Mark. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Correct sleeve, with a cut corner.)

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Joe NewmanJive At Five ... LP
Prestige/Swingville, Early 60s. Very Good- ... $7.99
Joe blows it strong and mellow – in this spare swinging group that includes Frank Wess on tenor, Tommy Flanagan on piano, Eddie Jones on bass, and Oliver Jackson on drums. Tracks are warm and unpressured, more in a Verve mode than a Prestige one – and titles include "Wednesday's Blues", "Jive At Five", "Taps Miller", and "Cuein The Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing.)

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Dr Ross & His Jump & Jive BoysJuke Box Boogie – The Sun Years Plus ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), 1950s/1960s. New Copy ... $14.99 25.99
One of the lesser-known blues singers to record for the legendary Sun Records – but an artist with a wealth of work for that famous label, packaged here with tracks for Chess, Fortune, and a few other labels too! The set features Dr Ross recorded down in Memphis, and up in Detroit – always with a style that mixes older blues roots with a nascent electric mode – one that stays nice and raw throughout the span of the sides included here, with a style that often emphasizes skittish rhythms that work beautifully with Ross' vocals and harmonica! We love the guitar – often also by Ross – which has a Chicago depth, but also a bit of a southern twang – and some of the best numbers have the instrument nervously jumping along with the rhythms in a really great way. The package features full session details on the music, plus 40 pages of notes and photos on Ross – and titles include "Country Clown", "Down south Blues", "Shake A My Hand", "Chicago Breakdown", "The Boogie Disease", "Call The Cotor", "The Sunnyland", "Turkey Bakin Woman", "1953 Jump", "Sugar Mama", and "New York Breakdown". CD

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VariousSoul Safari Presents Township Jive & Kwela Jazz 1940 to 1960 ... LP
Ubuntu (Netherlands), 1940s/1950s. New Copy ... $18.99
A very cool collection of work from the South African scene – and almost all of it from the start of the 60s, despite the way the title is listed! Apart from one 1940 track, most of the music here comes from 1960 – a pivotal year when South African music was really growing up – pulling together rootsy elements and inflecting them with some of the key changes happening in the scene in the wake of rich developments in jazz – including big influences from the modernists who would move onto work in Europe and the UK just a few years later. Many numbers here have a leaping, joyous sort of groove – often with a key instrument in the lead voice – such as a tenor, flute, whistle, or trumpet – often upfront in the mix even more than the vocals. Titles include "7 Up Swing" by Abafana Flute Jive, "Nanku" by Doris Mkhize & The Cement Mixers, "Inhliziyo Yam" by Cowboy Superman & His Cowboy Sisters, "Tholi Bare" by Lulu Sibeko & Sedgewick Brothers, "Sophtown Special" by Sophtown Cool Seven, "Kwela Rich" by Richard Nombali, and "Saya Vuma" by Sample Siroqo. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousSoul Safari Presents Township Jive & Kwela Jazz Vol 3 ... LP
Ubuntu (Netherlands), Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $18.99
Maybe our favorite volume so far in this excellent series – a set that focuses on early 60s work from South Africa, with a vibe that really showcases that great sound that would soon explode globally – as artists like Hugh Masekela and Miriam Makeba got wider exposure! Yet the music here is hardly as commercial as sounds from those two – as the overall production and presentation is nice and rootsy – lively rhythms topped with jazzy instrumentation and these especially wonderful vocals that dip, turn, soar, and fly – all at a level that would become cliche in the world music boom decades later, but which still sounds beautiful here at the roots. All tracks were hand-picked from the archives of the International Library Of African Music – and titles include "Nylon" and "Intogeymy" by The Lower Buttons, "Seven Stiches" and "Rock Phata 1001" by Kid Ma Wrong Wrong, "Lulu Part 4" by Bra Sello, "Mangothobane" and "Wamuhle Lomfana" by Flying Jazz Queens, "Kudala Ngizula" by Cowboy Superman & His Cowboy Sisters, and "Nice Time" by Que Sisters. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousSoweto Never Sleeps – Classic Female Zulu Jive ... LP
Shanachie, 1986. Near Mint- ... $5.99
LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousUrban Africa – Jive Hits Of The Townships ... CD
Polydor, 1989. Used ... $4.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Duduka Da FonsecaJive Samba ... CD
Zoho, 2015. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Lively trio work from drummer Duduka Da Fonseca – a set that has all the Brazilian touches you might expect from the title, but which also sparkles with lots of straighter jazz moments too! Duduka's as strong as ever on the kit, and the album really draws a lot of warmth from the piano lines of David Feldman – who blocks out the ballads with this gentle groove that's especially nice, then really catches fire on some of the more upbeat numbers – which also have Fonseca reminding us of his deftness on the drums. Guto Wirtti plays bass in the trio, and one track includes tenor from Paulo Levi – on titles that include "Jive Samba", "Lucky Southern", "Pensativa", "Clouds", "Peresina", "Recorda Me", and "Sco's Bossa". CD
(Punch through barcode.)
Also available Jive Samba ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh PrinceRock The House (Jive pressing) ... LP
Jive, 1987. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
We'll always have a hard time propping up Will Smith as an MC, but Jazzy Jeff will forever sit at the top of our list of pioneers. With the classic "A Touch Of Jazz" plus "The Magnificent Jazzy Jeff", "Just Rockin", "Girls Ain't Nothing But Trouble", and "Just One Of Those Days". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Jive TurkeysStraight Fire/Thumpin' ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2009. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Lots of fast, funky organ riffing on "Straight Fire" – a cooking little cut that has lots of bass romping around in the rhythms – and a mighty lean groove that definitely stays the course throughout! "Thumpin" is another great instrumental too – with the drums kicked up a bit more than on the flipside, really pushing hard on the cut's tight blend of bumping bass and heavy Hammond! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Mars IllRedefine (voc, inst)/Shuck & Jive (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Ill Boogie, 2002. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a stickered sleeve.)

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✨✧ VariousJive Presents In-House Volume 1 ... LP
Jive, 1988. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album
 
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AaliyahAge Ain't Nothing But A Number (180 gram white vinyl – with bonus track) (2014 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Jive, 1994. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $39.99
Her first LP, produced by R Kelly. 11 tracks, plus the intro and a bonus remix of the single "Back & Forth", also includes the title track, "No One Knows How To Love Me Quite Like You Do", 'Street thing", "Old School" and "I'm Down". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ BDP, Run-DMC, Kool Moe Dee,East Coast vs West Coast ... LP
Jive, 1989. Sealed ... $5.99
Includes Boogie Down Productions' amazing "Essays On BDP-ism" that was never released on another LP or single. Supposedly one of the last songs produced by Scott La Rock that was left off Criminal Minded. With 9 other tracks including Run-DMC "Raising Hell", Kool Moe Dee "Let's Go", MC Shan "Jane, Stop This Crazy Thing", Too Short "Know What I Mean", Ice-T "Rhyme Pays", and one of Egyptian Lover's only worthwhile cuts "Egypt, Egypt." LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Boogie Down Productions13 And Good (LP, rmx, LP inst)/Build And Destroy ... 12-inch
Jive, 1992. Very Good- ... $1.99
Remix by Pal Joey. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Boogie Down ProductionsSex & Violence ... LP
Jive/Get On Down, 1992. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $22.99 25.98
What can we say? Still some of the best politically charged hip hop ever recorded, in the self-righteous but still righteous KRS way, without ever compromising the beats. BDP is still going strong here in the early 90s, after busting all kinds of boundries and paving the way for just about every other hip hop crews and solo acts to balance strident lyricism and realatively strong commercial success. 16 tracks in all: "We In There", "Duck Down", "The Original Way", "Build And Destroy", "Questions And Answers", "Who Are The Pimps", "Ruff Ruff" featuring Freddie Foxxx) "Drug Dealer" (produced by Prince Paul), and "13 And Good". 16 tracks in all. LP, Vinyl record album

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ClipseHell Hath No Fury (white vinyl pressing) ... LP
Jive/Get On Down, 2006. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $19.99 20.98
The long-gestated follow up to the breakout Lord Willin' record by Clipse – announced in fall 2003 – finally released in late 2006! Hell Hath No Fury may have been on ice for 3 years, but it appeared as an instant classic, WAY up at the top of the list of greatest hip hop LPs of the mid 00s. The Neptunes beats are very spare and chilly, despite the fiery title – while the Pusha T & Malice style of precise storytelling and detached deliveries probably make them one of the most natural duos in the game. A gritty rap masterpiece. Tracks include "We Got It For Cheap", "Momma I'm So Sorry", the masterful "Mr Me Too" feat Pharrell, "Wamp Wamp (What It Do)" feat Slim Thug, "Dirty Money", "Ride Around Shining" feat the Re-Up Gang, "Key's Open Doors", "Chinese New Year" feat Rosco P Coldchain, "Nightmares" feat Pharrell & Bilal and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition white vinyl.)

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DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh PrinceHe's The DJ, I'm The Rapper ... CD
Jive/Zomba, 1988. Used ... $4.99
Includes the tracks "Live At Union Square", "DJ On The Wheels", "My Buddy", "Rhythm Trax House Party Style", "He's The DJ I'm The Rapper", "Hip Hop Dancers Theme", "Jazzy's In The House" and "Human Video Game". CD

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✨✧ E-40Slap (clean, explicit, inst)/It's All Gravy (clean, explicit, inst) ... 12-inch
Jive, 2002. Near Mint- ... $1.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve. Label has an old price sticker.)

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Glenn JonesBest Of Glenn Jones ... CD
Jive, 1980s/Early 90s. Used ... $6.99
CD
(BMG music club pressing.)

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Keith MurrayThis That Sh*t (radio, inst, street)/Dip Dip Di (you remix me radio, radio, inst) ... 12-inch
Jive, 1994/1995. Very Good ... $3.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a stickered sleeve.)

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✨✧ R KellyChocolate Factory (with bonus disc) ... CD
Jive, 2002. Used 2 CDs ... $1.99
CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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R KellyDouble Up ... CD
Zomba/Jive, 2007. Used ... $4.99
Jive pressing with 18 tracks. CD

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Kool Moe DeeThey Want Money (extended rmx, voc, inst)/ Get The Picture ... 12-inch
Jive/BMG, 1989. Very Good (pic cover)... $0.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has a few creases.)

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KRS-OneKRS-One ... CD
Jive, 1995. Used ... $6.99
On his second solo LP, KRS wisely brings in producers Premier, Diamond D, Showbiz and others to liven things up. Except for "Free Mumia", less politics than his earlier LPs. 14 tracks including "MC's Act Like They Don't Know", "Rappaz R N Danja", "Represent the Real Hip Hop". CD

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Mr LeePump That Body (club, radio, underground club, deep house inst) ... 12-inch
Jive, 1990. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $1.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo.)

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Billy OceanTear Down These Walls (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Jive/Cherry Pop (UK), 1988. Used ... $2.99
A big one for Billy Ocean – and a set that has the singer sounding even more confident and powerful than ever before! Ocean's not afraid of a hook by this point in his career, and the album's filled with the kind of catch crossover tune that Billy could do better than just about anyone else – music that got him a big audience way beyond soul, especially on the other side of the Atlantic. Titles include "The Colour Of Love", "Calypso Crazy", "Here's To You", "Because Of You", "Get Outta My Dreams Get Into My Car", "Stand & Deliver", and "Gun For Hire". CD features bonus tracks – "Get Outta My Dreams (extended)", "Showdown", "Calypso Crazy (extended)", "Let's Get Back Together", and "Stand & Deliver (extended)". CD

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✨✧ Petey PabloDiary Of A Sinner – 1st Entry ... CD
Jive, 2001. Used ... $1.99
CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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Schoolly DSaturday Night! - The Album (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Jive/FTG, 1987. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
The classic by Schoolly D – his second album, and the one where he really hits his stride – with profane humor and classic drum machine and oddball sample flavored production! It's almost hard-to-believe nowadays, but the un-PC rhymes were straight up scandalous back in the day – but Schoolly's laidback, charismatic delivery always tempered that language in our minds, and the production sounds fresh to this day. Not everyone agrees with us, but this is definitely one of our favorite favorite hip hop records of the later 80s! Inspired cuts include the title cut, "B-Boy Rhyme and Riddle", "We Get Ill", "Parkside 5-2", "We Get Ill", and the Code Money DJ track, "It's Krack", "Dis Groove Is Bad", "Get N' Paid", "Do It Do It" and the rest. This FTG CD edition is loaded with one-time 12" vinyl-only versions, too – including "Saturday Night (Radio Remix)", "The Magoomba Mix", "Housing The Joint (Instrumental)", "Parkside 5-2 (Radio Edit)" and more. 17 tracks in all. CD

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Marvin SeaseDo You Need A Licker? ... CD
Jive, 1994. Used ... $5.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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SinnamonI Need You Now (voc, fierce reprise, acapella) ... 12-inch
Jive, 1983. Very Good+ ... $29.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a Jive sleeve.)

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✨✧ Skinny BoysSkinny (They Can't Get Enough) ... LP
Jive, 1988. Sealed ... $4.99
Competent follow-up to their "Weightless" LP. Tracks include "On", "Every Kid's Dream", "Skinny", "Mystery", "Stylin", "Free Your Mind", "Skinny Groove", and "Get Pepped". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cuotut notch.)
 
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Cannonball AdderleyJazz Workshop Revisited ... LP
Riverside, Early 60s. Very Good- ... $8.99
Classic funky soul jazz playing by Cannonball and one of his great groups, caught live in San Francisco, with a nice hard groove that you don't always get in their studio recordings. The record includes a stellar 11 minute version of "The Jive Samba", one of Cannonball's greatest track, plus "Primitivo", "Lillie", and "Mellow Buno". Nat Adderley's on trumpet, Joe Zawinul's on piano, and Yusef Lateef is on tenor! LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear and half split seams.)

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✨✧ Back DoorBack Door ... LP
Warner, 1973. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $44.99
A hard-jamming bit of jazz rock – with lots of free solo work on alto and soprano sax by Ron Aspery, and a pretty strong power-trio instrumental format from Tony Hicks on drums and Colin Hodgkinson on bass. The album's more jamming than it is funky, but there's some pretty great playing on the set – and overall, the whole thing sounds better than most albums of its type because the group never use vocals, just stick in a tight instrumental format – one that almost sounds like a rock take on the ESP sound at times! Titles include "Back Door", "Jive Grind", "Askin The Way", "Vienna Breakdown", "Plantagenet", and the Beastie Boys' sample track "Slivadiv"! LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a bumped corner, a promo sticker, and some light wear.)

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✨✧ Count BasieCount Basie Story ... CD
Roulette/Warner (Japan), 1960. New Copy 2CD ... $22.99
Count Basie rewrites history – updating his older work for the Roulette Records years, in this hip collection that features lots of new arrangements from Frank Foster – and rich performances from his great group at the time! The recordings are all new, as are the conceptions of the tunes – so there seems to be even more syncopated swing in the rhythms than on any of the older takes on the material – that fresh sound that the group grew into with Neal Hefti – still going strong here in Foster's hands. So although the tunes are Basie classics – and classics from other bands of the 30s and 40s – the performances and solos are plenty fresh! Titles include "Swinging The Blues", "Out The Window", "Texas Shuffle", "Down For Double", "Lester Leaps In", "Topsy", "Taps Miller", "Shorty George", "Jive At Five", and "Dogging Around". CD

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Count BasieStanding Ovation ... CD
Dot/Universal (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $14.99
One of the great Count Basie albums recorded during his short late life stay on Dot Records – a label who really helped him focus his energy and keep up that classic Basie "punch" in his grooves – but all without sacrificing the growth the group had gone through over the years! There's plenty of modern colors and tones in the mix here – elements from the Basie years with arrangers like Neal Hefti, Quincy Jones, and Billy Byers – but the presentation is also strong and straight, with a hell of a lot packed into just a little space – that mode that always made the Count such a great leader! Players include Marshal Royal on alto, Eddie Lockjaw Davis and Eric Dixon on tenors, Charlie Fowlkes on baritone, Harry Edison and Oscar Brasher on trumpets, and Grover Mitchell on trombone – on titles that include "Lil Darlin", "Jive At Five", "Broadway", "Cherry Point", "Every Tub", "Corner Pocket", and "Blue & Sentimental". CD

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✨✧ Miles DavisNefertiti ... CD
Columbia, 1967. Used ... $3.99
Dark genius from the always-amazing Miles Davis Quintet of the 60s – a set that's a bit more subtle than some of the group's other efforts, but no less powerful – and virtually a blueprint for countless changes to come in jazz during the next few decades! The interplay of Davis' trumpet, Wayne Shorter's tenor, and Herbie Hancock's piano is worth the price of admission alone – a force that seems to flow of its own direction, pulled three ways equally, but always emerging as a sound greater than its parts. And adding in the subtle pulse of Ron Carter on bass and nearly melodic drums of Tony Williams, the sound is even more incredible – a well-crafted and evocative sound that's far more than jazz! Titles include versions of Herbie's "Riot" and "Madness", Shorter's "Nefertiti" and "Pinocchio", and Williams' "Hand Jive". Plus, the CD reissue features 4 bonus alternate takes from the original session! CD
(Columbia Jazz Masters pressing.)

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Exit 9Straight Up ... LP
BRC, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
The one and only album by Exit 9 – an obscure funk combo who recorded this rare set for Brunswick in 1975! The group is extremely tight instrumentally – working at a very fast funky clip that's kind of similar to work by Bohannon or Sound Experience – both of whom shared Exit 9's pre-disco approach to dancefloor grooves – more fast-funk than the tighter club sound of later years, and proof that a funky combo could hit the dancefloor if it had the right groove! Most numbers have vocals, and instrumentation includes lots of nice guitar work that keeps a rawer edge on the tracks – choppy and gritty in a really great way. Tracks include "MFB", "Miss Funky Fox", "Fly", "Julie I Love You", "Jive Man", and "Rhapsody in Funk". LP, Vinyl record album

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Wynder K FrogOut Of The Frying Pan ... LP
United Artists, 1969. Good+ ... $5.99
Funky organ tracks by the keyboardist from the group Traffic! The record's got a very heavy Brit beat group sound – with a mix of the Jimmy McGriff Sue organ style that was so popular in the UK. The record's got a bit of rock-sounding tunes, but also some nice funky moments! Cuts include "Green Door", "Bad Eye", "Willie and the Hand Jive", "House that Jack Built", and "Harpsichord Shuffle". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wear aging and splitting.)

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Harry 'The Hipster' GibsonBoogie Woogie N Blue ... LP
Musicraft, Mid 40s/1984. Sealed ... $14.99
We've never been entirely sure if Harry Gibson is the same person as Henry Gibson – known for his offbeat acting in Nashville and Laugh-In – but given the wavy hair he's got on the cover of the set, we like to think so! The tracks are a nice little exercise in small combo jive vocals, and have a feel that's similar to some of Slim Gaillard's work from the time. Coincidentally enough, Slim's on guitar on some tracks, but the main vocals (and piano parts) are by Gibson – done in a slightly humorous mode that's pretty darn great. Titles include "Who Put The Benzedrine In Mrs. Murphy's Ovaltine?", "Riot In Boogie", "Get Your Juices At The Deuces", and "I Stay Brown All Year 'Round". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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