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Jive FiveI'm A Happy Man – The UA Album Plus Bonus Singles (Jive Five Featuring Eugene Pitt) ... CD
United Artists/Shout (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $3.99
A great little album of group soul – recorded by indie label favorites The Jive Five, and just about their only album for a big label. Horace Ott produced and arranged, and he nicely takes the group's earlier doo wop style into a 60s harmony groove – adding in some arrangements that have a bit more of a kick and a northern groove, and helping the group come up with some tasty little numbers filled with hooks and riffs that let them still show off their vocal skills. Titles include "I'm A Happy Man", "Prove Every Word You Say", "I Remember When", "Hang On The Corner", "A Bench In The Park", "Falling Tears", and "Ha Ha". This great Shout UK CD edition includes 6 bonus singles: "In My Neighborhood", "Then Came Heart Break", "You Promised Me Great Things", "You" and the Eugene Pitt numbers "Why Why Why" and "Another Rainy Day". 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 TurkeysStraight Fire/Thumpin' ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2009. Very Good+ ... $3.99
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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✨✧ Ikebe Shakedown/Jive TurkeysNo Answer ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2010. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A split single from a pair of the sharp neo classic funk combos on the Colemine label – the Afro funk steeped Brooklyn crew Ikebe Shakedown and midwestern raw funk revivalists The Jive Turkeys – each taking a turn on the Ikebe Shaketown cut "No Answer"! Ikebe Shakedown's version also appears on their more than solid Hard Steppin EP, one of the more simmering numbers on that set with a measured, but no less funky approach with real heat! The Jive Turkeys do it raw, fast and floor shaking with some wicked organ grooves, heavy drums, a killer bass groove and scratchy guitar. A very cool dual purpose funk approach by the 2 groups! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Ikebe Shakedown/Jive TurkeysNo Answer ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2010. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A split single from a pair of the sharp neo classic funk combos on the Colemine label – the Afro funk steeped Brooklyn crew Ikebe Shakedown and midwestern raw funk revivalists The Jive Turkeys – each taking a turn on the Ikebe Shaketown cut "No Answer"! Ikebe Shakedown's version also appears on their more than solid Hard Steppin EP, one of the more simmering numbers on that set with a measured, but no less funky approach with real heat! The Jive Turkeys do it raw, fast and floor shaking with some wicked organ grooves, heavy drums, a killer bass groove and scratchy guitar. A very cool dual purpose funk approach by the 2 groups! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Jive TurkeysBA/Chicken Foot ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2009. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Some real cage-rattling funk from the Jive Turkeys – combo who come together in a bracingly bold blend of organ, guitar, bass, and drums! There's a real Meters-like simplicity to the groove on "BA" – rompingly soulful, with a loping line we totally love – pitched a bit differently than classic New Orleans funk, but with a very similar spirit! "Chickenfoot" follows suit in a similar way, but with a slightly faster, modder-styled groove – still with plenty of organ and guitar in the lead! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Jive TurkeysGet Down Santa/Funky Jesus ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2010. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Heavy holiday funk from Ohio's Jive Turkeys! "Get Down Santa" sets up an irresistible, all purpose funky groove with hard hitting drums, organ and a raw rhythm that picks up steam before rolling into interpolations of handful of seasonal favorites. "Funky Jesus" is on the flip, and he could save your soul all year long – a richly grooving organ funk tune for all seasons, really! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited edition on green vinyl!)

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✨✧ Jive TurkeysReggie/Duck's Dirge ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2014. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Jive TurkeysGet Down Santa/Funky Jesus ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2010. Used ... Out Of Stock
Heavy holiday funk from Ohio's Jive Turkeys! "Get Down Santa" sets up an irresistible, all purpose funky groove with hard hitting drums, organ and a raw rhythm that picks up steam before rolling into interpolations of handful of seasonal favorites. "Funky Jesus" is on the flip, and he could save your soul all year long – a richly grooving organ funk tune for all seasons, really! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ VariousSoweto Never Sleeps – Classic Female Zulu Jive ... LP
Shanachie, 1986. Used ... Out Of Stock
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AkikoLittle Miss Jazz & Jive Goes Around The World! ... CD
Verve (Japan), 2005. New Copy ... $16.99
A real change for Akiko – a record that drops some of the more modern-styled sounds of recent sets, and goes for a more swing-based style that's pretty darn nice throughout! The groove here is keenly inspired by jazz and R&B of the late 40s and early 50s – and is presented in a lively jumping jive sort of way that comes as a real surprise to our ears! A few of the tunes have some nice modern touches on rhythms, and even though the overall presentation is swing-based, there's some playful instrumental differences that freshen up the older songs. Titles include "Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby", "Mr Sandman", "I'm Beginning To See The Light", "The Music Goes Round & Round", "Around The World", "I Want You To Be My Baby", and "It Don't Mean A Thing". Great package too – gatefold, with a cut-out booklet that's kind of a reproduction of some of the grooviest Limelight jazz covers of the 60s! CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Lionel HamptonLionel Hampton Vol 2 – The Jumpin Jive – The All Star Groups 1937 to 1939 ... CD
RCA/Bluebird, Late 30s. Used ... $5.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Harlem HamfatsHarlem Hamfats – Hot Chicago Jazz, Blues & Jive 1936 to 1937 ... LP
Folklyric, Mid 30s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
LP, Vinyl record album

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Johnny OtisLizzie & The Hand Jive/Fonkitup ... 12-inch
Red Hot, Mid 80s. Near Mint- ... $3.99
A surprisingly great funk single from the later years of Johnny Otis! "Fonkitup" is the cut here – almost a P-Funk-styled number! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Buddy TateAll Star Jive At Five ... CD
Storyville (Denmark), 1975. Used ... $9.99
Buddy Tate on the relatively trad side of the spectrum – but still blowing here with that wonderfully deep tone that we love on his famous tenor! The set features a group named as The Buddy Tate All Starts – a combo that also features Doc Cheatham on trumpet, Vic Dickenson on trombone, and Johnny Guarnieri on piano! As you'd guess from the lineup, there's an undercurrent of trad in the session – but all players certainly show off some more contemporary leanings in their solos – with modern edges that really show the different sort of sound you'd get from players like this in the 70s. Titles include "Constantly", "Jive At Five", "Sweethearts On Parade", and "I Never Knew". CD
(Out of print original CD pressing, not a CDr.)
Also available All Star Jive At Five (with bonus tracks) ... CD 13.99

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Buddy TateAll Star Jive At Five (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Storyville/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99
Buddy Tate on the relatively trad side of the spectrum – but still blowing here with that wonderfully deep tone that we love on his famous tenor! The set features a group named as The Buddy Tate All Starts – a combo that also features Doc Cheatham on trumpet, Vic Dickenson on trombone, and Johnny Guarnieri on piano! As you'd guess from the lineup, there's an undercurrent of trad in the session – but all players certainly show off some more contemporary leanings in their solos – with modern edges that really show the different sort of sound you'd get from players like this in the 70s. Titles include "Constantly", "Jive At Five", "Sweethearts On Parade", and "I Never Knew". Also features a few bonus alternate takes. CD
Also available All Star Jive At Five ... CD 9.99

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VariousEarly Viper Jive 1927-1933 (Rare Scat Vocals) ... LP
Stash, Late 20s/Early 30s. Very Good ... $6.99
Featuring 16 jazz originals by the likes of Earl Hines, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, and more! LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousJive Presents Acid House ... LP
Jive, 1989. Very Good- ... $4.99
A great collection of tracks with the ubiquitous tones of the Roland 909, an instrument that helped shape the sound of the "Acid" house movement. While we tend to get a little provincial around here at Dusty Groove, this compilation of 6 tracks pulls in a few numbers from Detroit alongside the Chicago tracks: Lisa M "Rock To The Beat (short circuit mix)", Wee Papa Girls "Blow The House Down (hard core mix)", Children Of The Night "We Play Ska (Trojan horse mix)", Mr Lee & The Chi Town Posse "Pump It Up (pump the acid rmx)", Big Fun "Living For Your Love (blow the amp mix)" and Rhythm Is Rhythm "Beyond The Dance". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a sticker.)

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✨✧ VariousJump, Jive & Swing ... CD
Rhino, 1940s/1950s. Used ... $4.99
Includes music from Red Prysock, Joe Turner, Louis Prima, Roy Brown, Rudy Greene & more. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousNo Jive – Authentic Southern Country Blues ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Rootsy blues from the great Excello Records – most of it recorded not too far from the Tennessee city in which the label made its home! The southern scene in the 50s was going through plenty of changes – partly because of all the migration northwards that started during the wartime years, partly because of the way that radio and growing indie labels were helping criss-cross sounds and scenes through their musical efforts – with a huge run of changes that were taking place in the urban scene. Even out in the sticks, stronger use of the electric guitar really transformed rural blues – even in spare recording settings that might have mirrored blues records of the 20s and 30s – and the use of new ideas, new inflections, and new ways of putting over a tune are perfectly captured here in a batch of rare tracks done by the Excello label. Most of the cuts are super-rare singles, issued here with excellent sound – and there's a few other numbers on the set that are issued here for the first time ever – with great sound and excellent notes. Titles include "I'm Bad" by Good Rockin Bob, "No Jive" by Little Al, "Honey Babe" by Arthur Gunter, "The Natural Facts" by Leroy Campbell, "Wasted Time" by Shy Guy Douglas, "Dirty Britches" by The Leap Frogs, "Welcome Home Baby" by Slim Hunt, and "Quit My Drinkin" by Robert Garrett. CD
 
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✨✧ Boogie Down ProductionsBy All Means Necessary ... LP
Jive, 1988. Very Good ... $19.99
Seminal late 80s righteous hip hop from KRS and Boogie Down Productions! By All Means Necessary shows remarkable change in lyrical style from Criminal Minded, delivering a eavy dose of knowledge at a time when so much hip hop was all about rocking the party. KRS's lyrics here mark a serious turn for political hip hop, and it sets a new standard production-wise, as well. Greatness! Includes "My Philosophy", "Ya Slippin'", "Jimmy", "Illegal Business", "Stop The Violence", "Nervous", "I'm Still #1", "Part Time Suckers", "T'Cha - T'Cha" and 'Necessary". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, including inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ ClickHurricane (radio, inst, lp, radio remix, radio inst, acapella) ... 12-inch
Jive, 1995. Near Mint- ... $2.99
Production by Studio Ton. Rhymes by E-40, B-Legit and D-Shot. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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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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✨✧ Doctor IceLove Jones (extended, single, trust me i'm a doctor mix, inst) ... 12-inch
Jive, 1989. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered Jive sleeve.)

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Doctor LTemple On Every Street ... CD
Fat/Jive, 2000. Used ... $6.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Fu-SchnickensLa Schmoove (LP, rmx, LP inst)/Movie Scene (LP, Stimulated Dummies rmx, LP inst) ... 12-inch
Jive, 1992. Near Mint- (pic cover)... Just Sold Out!
12-inch, Vinyl record

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Gifted 4Temper [Gotta Keep Cool](voc, extended, single edit, dub)/The Arrival ... 12-inch
Jive, 1984. Very Good ... $1.99
Early Jive single with that early-80's synthesizer, live bassline and lynn drum production. "The Arrival" has that old school back and forth MC'ing style. "Temper" sounds similar to early Whodini. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Jive sleeve, with some stains and flaking.)

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Jay Z & R KellyUnfinished Business ... CD
Jive, 2004. Used ... $2.99
CD
(CD case has a cutout hole.)

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Syleena JohnsonHypnotic (main w/ DJ Clue, main w/o DJ Clue, acappella, clean radio w/ DJ Clue, clean radio w/o DJ Clue, inst) ... 12-inch
Jive, 2005. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $2.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has a bumped corner.)

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Keith MurrayHot To Def (clean, LP, inst)/Love LOD (clean, LP, inst) ... 12-inch
Jive, 1996. Near Mint- ... $3.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo, with info written in marker.)

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Keith MurrayIncredible (clean, inst, album, acapella) ... 12-inch
Jive, 1998. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $1.99
With LL Cool J. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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R KellyDid You Ever Think (voc,inst, edited version, acapella) ... 12-inch
Jive, 1999. Near Mint- ... $0.99
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(Promo.)

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R KellyIgnition (album, inst, acapella) ... 12-inch
Jive, 2002. Near Mint- ... $2.99
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R Kelly & Public AnnouncementBorn Into The 90s ... CD
Jive, 1992. Used ... $2.99
CD
(BMG music club pressing.)

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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
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Hugh MasekelaDon't Go Lose It Baby (stretch mix, album version, dub mix) ... 12-inch
Jive, 1984. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Hugh Masekela's never been shy of the soul charts, and he made a nice dent with this excellent discofied jam, with the catchy chorus, and surprisingly little horn peaking through the percussion heavy mix. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Jive sleeve.)

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Ms MelodieDiva ... LP
Jive, 1989. Very Good+ ... $1.99
Production by KRS and Sam Sever. Includes "Live On Stage", "Remember When. . . ?", "B..B..B..Bklyn", "Wake Up, Wake Up!", "What Do You Do?", "Roll On Over", "To Sing All Night", "More", "Communication", "Sneaking Out" and "Shaka Beats". LP, Vinyl record album

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MystikalGhetto Fabulous ... LP
No Limit/Jive, 1998. Near Mint- 2LP ... $6.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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Schoolly DParkside 5-2 (radio, extended, inst)/Saturday Night (radio, x-rated, inst) ... 12-inch
Jive/RCA, 1987. Very Good (pic cover)... $12.99
Schooly's classic early track – a tough one to find on 12", with the original version, plus a good instrumental. "Parkside" isn't bad, either, and recalls Schooly's early days as a hood. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has some wear.)
 
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✨✧ VariousWhere The Action Is – Los Angeles Nuggets 1965 to 1968 (4CD set) ... CD
Rhino, Late 60s. Used 4CDs ... Out Of Stock
A treasure trove of Nuggets from the LA Scene – fantastic material from a far reaching line up of gritty garage rockers, sunshine pop tunesmiths, psychedelic groovers, trippy psyche folk and much more – masterfully collected on 4 discs by the box set geniuses at Rhino! With such a diverse catalog to mine, the CDs are divided surprisingly well, and like other Nuggets comps, it's a great way to intro a ton of obscurities, while still including bigger hits that deserve to be remembered. Packaged in a beautiful 48 page book with essays, artist commentaries, tons of great photos, and even a 60s LA club guide! Disc one On The Strip includes: "Riot On The Sunset Strip" by The Standells, "Gentle As It May Seem" by Iron Butterfly, "Take A Giant Step" by The Guilloteens, "Tripmaker" by The Seeds, "Girl In Your Eye" by Sprit, "Eventually" by Peanut Butter Conspiracy and many more. Disc two The Studio Scene includes: "Action, Action, Action" by Keith Allison, "The Rebel Kind" by Dino, Desi & Billy, "Yellow Balloon" by Yellow Balloon, "Montage Mirror" Roger Nichols Trio, "Don't Say No" by The Oracle, "Baby, Please Don't Go" by Ballroom and lots more. Disc three Beyond The City includes: "Jump, Jive & Harmonies" by Thee Midnighters, "She Done Moved" by The Spats, "Underground Lady" by Kim Fowley, "Our Time Is Running Out" by The Yellow Payges and many more. Disc four New Directions has 3 previously unreleased tracks: "Sit Down I Think I Love You" by Stephen Stills & Richie Furay, "Words" (demo) by Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart, and "Once Upon A Time" by Tim Buckley; plus "November Night" by Peter Fonda, "Marshmallow Skies" by Rick Nelson. "You Set The Scene" by Love and many more. 101 songs on 4CDs! CD
(Still sealed!)

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Marc BennoAmbush ... LP
A&M, 1972. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Things are tightening up a bit in the Marc Benno sound for this record – and the singer's taking an approach that's perhaps a bit more country rock than before, yet still without any of the cliches of the genre at the time! Benno's still very much concerned with coming across as a singer/songwriter on the record – and his voice and original tunes are at the forefront of the set, heard especially nicely on the more folksy tunes on the record – of which there are plenty. As before, there's almost a genre-less quality to the music that's extremely nice – because while one tune might feature upbeat steel guitar, the next is filled with subtle jazzy changes on piano, and the one after that with spare shadings on acoustic guitar. Benno's a wonderful enigma to our ears, and his talents only deepen over the years – as you'll hear on this set of tunes that includes "Poor Boy", "Donut Man", "Share", "Hall Street Jive", "Either Way It Happens", "Here To Stay Blues", and "Sunshine Feelin". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ruby Braff, George Wein/Bob Brookmeyer & Al CohnJazz At Storyville 1 (Jazz At The Boston Arts Festival/Bob Brookmeyer Featuring Al Cohn) ... LP
Storyville/Trio (Japan), 1954. Near Mint- ... $24.99
A Japanese-only album – one that brings together two rare 10" jazz sessions for the Storyville label in Boston! First up is Jazz At The Boston Arts Festival – a great set of trad jazz grooves from the Boston scene of the 50s – recorded with an easygoing groove that's totally great, and put together by George Wein in the same spirit as some of his better-known live events of the time! Players include Ruby Braff on trumpet, Vic Dickenson and Dick Lefave on trombones, Al Drootin on clarinet, Sam Margolis on tenor, Buzzy Drootin on drums, and Wein himself on piano – and the tunes are open-ended swing-based numbers, with titles that include "High Society", "You Took Advantage Of Me", "Swinging The Blues", "At The Jazz Band Ball", and "After You've Gone". The second half of the album is even better – the great 10" session Bob Brookmeyer Featuring Al Cohn – a great early session from trombonist Bob Brookmeyer – recorded with a light easy swing that's similar to his mid 50s work with Stan Getz, and in a format that's possibly more relaxed overall! This time around, Bob's working with Al Cohn on tenor – a nice choice for the date, and a player who gives the record a different feel than the more famous Getz/Brookmeyer combination of the time. The rest of the group includes John Williams on piano, Frank Isola on bass, and Bill Anthony on drums – and there's some great interplay between Cohn's tenor and Bob's trombone – the latter of which has that trademark compressed sound throughout! Titles include "Jive At Five", "In The Mode", "Skylark", and "Open Country". LP, Vinyl record album
(With obi & insert.)

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Lizzy Mercier DesclouxZulu Rock (aka Gazelles) (with download including bonus tracks) ... LP
Ze (France), 1984. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $19.99 23.98
Quite possibly the hippest album ever recorded by Lizzy Mercier Descloux – a session done in South Africa, and featuring a variety of unusual rhythms! The sound here isn't conventional African pop, and like other gems from the Ze Records catalog, this set blends together a number of styles into its own unique groove – some of the Ze dancefloor modes from earlier records, bright guitars ala high life recordings, and even some tropical touches that seem to be borrowed a bit from reggae. The resulting sound is great, and provides a deeper foil than before for Lizzy's English and French lyrics. Titles include "Aybssinia", "Mais Ou Sont Passees Lee Gazelles", "Dolby Sisters Saliva Brothers", "Queen Of Overdub Kisses", "I'm Liquor", "Momo On My Mind", and "Sun Jive". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download of the full album – plus bonus tracks too!)

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✨✧ Exit 9Straight Up ... CD
BRC/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1975. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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". CD
(Includes obi.)
Also available Straight Up ... LP 9.99

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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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Fantastic FourAlvin Stone/Night People ... CD
Westbound (UK), 1975/1976. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
2 classic groovers by Fantastic Four – back to back on one CD! Alvin Stone is some of the best 70s work from Fantastic Four – who are really hitting their stride vocally, moving into a whole new sound from their work in the late 60s. The groove is a mix of 70s harmony soul and early Westbound disco – and the longish tracks get quite involved, both vocally and arrangement-wise. The title cut – "Alvin Stone (Birth & Death Of A Gangster)" – is a righteous post-Temps soul track, and the album's got lots of other nice ones, like "Let This Moment Last Forever", "County Line", and "My Love Won't Stop at Nothing". Night People is a with a mix of classic Detroit group soul and the tighter disco sounds that were creeping into the Westbound label at the time. Paul Riser and David Van Depitte did the arranging, and the tracks include "If I Lose My Job", "Hideaway", "Don't Risk Your Happiness On Foolishness", and the long medley of "Night People" and "Lies Divided by Jive". CD

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Antonio FaraoBoundaries ... CD
Verve (Italy), 2016. New Copy ... $18.99
There's no boundaries here – as the piano of Antonio Farao is pretty darn dynamic – cascading into action right from the very start of the record, in this mode that's angular and modern, but surprisingly warm as well! Farao has a really nice sense of balance in his music – he's clearly a player with a strong knowledge of the best realms of the outside spectrum of jazz – but he also has a sense of swing, too – a bit like the post-new thing era of Blue Note – when musicians like Herbie Hancock or Wayne Shorter could explore the darker reaches of sound, but still with a good sense of soul. Farao's helped strongly in this pursuit by Martin Gjakonovsky on bass, Mauro Beggio on drums, and Mauro Negri on tenor and soprano sax – and Luigi Di Nunzio joins the group on alto for two tracks. Titles include "Maiden Voyage", "Not Easy", "Coolfunk", "Around Phrygian", and "Hand Jive". CD

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✨✧ Wynder K FrogOut Of The Frying Pan (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
United Artists/Vivid (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A lost Hammond classic – from organist Mick Weaver, who famously worked with the group Traffic! This set's a lot different than the work he did in that band, though – as the album's all instrumental, and has a quick-stepping, all-soul sound that's a lot like the best Jimmy McGriff organ jazz albums on Sue Records – mixed with maybe a bit of the mod sound of London at the time! Tunes are tight and short, but pack plenty of punch – and the album also features great work on saxes from Chris Mercer and Dick Heckstall-Smith. Titles include "Green Door", "Bad Eye", "Willie & The Hand Jive", "House That Jack Built", "Gasoline Alley", and "Harpsichord Shuffle". CD

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✨✧ Slim GaillardSearching For You – The Lost Singles Of McVouty 1958 to 1974 ... CD
Sunset Blvd, Late 50s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $15.99 16.99
Totally great work from the legendary Slim Gaillard – a host of rare singles from a time when the jazz vocal genius wasn't very strongly represented on record! Slim first rose to fame on the LA scene of the 40s – where his hip-talking, jive-scatting approach to music was a key precursor to the world of R&B – a way of mixing deeper roots, jazz-based class, and a strong sense of humor – to create a new sound that few folks could touch, and countless more would copy over the years! Yet after some 50s albums on Verve and Dot, Slim really dropped out of sight – but was still recording very groovy material for a variety of small labels – tracks that are all featured here, for the first time on CD since their original 45s. The set's great – very strong sounds that really continue Slim's great legacy, and also move him into a bit of a 60s soul vibe too. The large book features notes on the tracks, and label scans for every single – and even though we've been lifetime fans of Slim, most of this material was new for us. Titles include "Dr Free", "I Love You", "Frank Rhoads Round", "Baked Beans & A Bottle Of Beer", "Many Things", "Linda Cara", "Searching For You", "Cha Cha Enchilada", "I Don't Know Why", and "Kahlua". CD

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✨✧ Willis JacksonJackson's Action ... LP
Prestige, 1964. Very Good ... $16.99
Lots and lots of action here – a stone cooker from tenorist Willis Jackson, who always seems to burn even stronger than usual in concert performance! The group is raw, rough, and plenty swinging – the great Pat Martino on guitar, Carl Wilson on organ, and Joe Hadrick on drums – plus additional trumpet from Frank Robinson, who really blasts out nicely in the frontline with Jackson! The rhythms are amazing – very snapping and catchy, with almost an early modal soul jazz vibe – and titles include a great long version of "Jive Samba", which sounds very similar to Jackson's amazing Prestige classic "Nother'n Like Thuther'n" – plus the cuts "I Wish You Love", "Monkey Hips", "Aw Right Do It", and "Jackson's Action". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Back cover has a name in marker.)

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✨✧ Jo JonesJo Jones Trio ... LP
Everest, 1959. Fair ... $2.99
A real classic from drummer Jo Jones – and the kind of a spare session that really lets his work on drums come to the forefront! Jo's working here with Ray Bryant on piano and brother Tommy Bryant on bass – in a mode that's got some of the soulful undercurrents of the Bryant recordings of the time, but which is also a bit more rhythmically-oriented – in a way that let's Jones' swinging skills dominate a bit more. Titles include "Jive At Five", "Greensleeves", "Philadelphia Bound", "I Got Rhythm", "Bebop Irishman", and "Little Susie". LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE: FAIR CONDITION. Original pressing, missing the heavy inner sleeve. Cover has some wear. Vinyl plays with noise and clicks.)

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Thad Jones & Mel LewisCentral Park North (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Solid State (Japan), 1969. Used Gatefold ... $9.99
Excellent work from the team of Thad Jones and Mel Lewis – arguably one of their best albums from the late 60s, and a set that's got some really great funky big band numbers! There's a nice bouncing groove to the group that they normally don't have – possibly because Richard Davis is playing some Fender bass on the set, which brings in a nice focus on the bottom end – and the best numbers have a sock-soul feel that's in the best late 60s large group soul jazz mode! Titles include "Tow Away Zone", "Jive Samba", "The Groove Merchant", and "Central Park North". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Roland KirkTalkin' Verve – Roots Of Acid Jazz ... CD
Verve, 1960s. Used ... $5.99
Some of Roland Kirk's grooviest work – recorded for the Mercury and Limelight labels during the 60s, with a mixture of styles that always perfectly suits Kirk's mad-blowing style of sax work! The tracks range from straight and quirky soul jazz to Latin-esque, to some with a strange approach to 60s groovy – not really mod, but with touches that were picked up, turned around, and filtered through Kirk's unique musical vision. In all, the set makes for a great romp through the livelier side of Roland's work – and brings together some great lesser-known gems that make for a nice little groove party! Acid Jazz, we think not – but 60s cool all the way! Titles include "Black Diamond", "Sack Full Of Soul", "Hip Chops", "Termini's Corner", "Dyna Soar", "You Did It, You Did It", "Get In The Basement", "Jive Elephant", "Blue Rol", "Peter Gunn", "Narrow Bolero", and "Limbo Boat". CD
(Out of print.)

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Eero KoivistoinenOdysseus ... LP
Otava/Svart (Finland), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... About January 11, 2017
The first-ever album as a leader from Finnish saxophonist Eero Koivistoinen – an amazing debut that's filled with sharp notes and soaring rhythms! The style here is slightly modern, but also filled with a tremendous sense of soul – a deeply creative vibe that takes off from the hippest side of Blue Note in the mid 60s, and really moves into it's own kind of space. Most numbers have a strong sort of pulse – sometimes modal, sometimes more tightly snapping, and almost in a hardbop vein – providing a perfect platform for the bold solo work from Eero on tenor, soprano, and alto sax – and Bertil Lovgren on trumpet, whose instrument dances with Eero's on the leads, then blasts off with some beautifully crafted lines of its own! Titles include "For Fun", "Traneology", "Sleeping", "So Nice", "Country Jive", and "Odysseus". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Charles MingusLet My Children Hear Music (plus bonus track) ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1973. Used ... $2.99
One of the last great records by Charles Mingus – a set of extremely compelling original compositions, played by a fresh group of younger players, plus a few older masters! The record's got a fire and sense of emotion that's missing from a number of other 70s Mingus sessions – and it's one of the few later albums we'd easily rank right up there with his late 50s and early 60s classics! Orchestrations were partially arranged and conducted with help from Sy Johnson – and soloists include James Moody and Bobby Jones on tenor, Charles McPherson on alto, Snookie Young and Lonnie Hillyer on trumpet, and Roland Hanna on piano. Titles include "The Shoes Of The Fisherman's Wife Are Some Jive Ass Slippers", "Adagio Ma Non Troppo", "The Chill of Death", and "The I Of Hurricane Sue". CD features the bonus track "Taurus In The Arena Of Life". CD
(Out of print.)

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Rudy Ray Moore & The Soul Rebellion OrchestraDolemite ... LP
Generation International, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Quite possibly THE mother of all funky soundtracks – the legendary score to Rudy Ray Moore's classic first Dolemite film! The record's been referenced for years, and all the hype is totally right – because the whole thing's overflowing with funky tracks both vocal and instrumental – cut with a sound that's as gritty and badass as the movie itself! The Soul Rebellion Orchestra provided the wicked instrumental grooves for the set – and vocalists include Mary Love and Ben Taylor – and the pacing of the whole record almost makes it come across like a mini-movie in sound! You'll find enough samples on here to cut a lifetime's worth of hip hop LPs, and the funky tracks will have you coming back to the record again and again! Tracks include "The Queen", "The Rumble", "Mayor Get Away", "The Jive Jungle", "Creeper", and "Ghetto Expressions". LP, Vinyl record album

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Nite-LitersA-Nal-Y-Sis ... CD
RCA/Dusty Groove, 1973. New Copy ... $7.99 12.99
A masterpiece of hard and heavy funk – from one of the best bands of the early 70s! The Nite Liters were a legendary funky combo that provided the backing for some of New Birth's best albums – but on their own, they were even funkier, and had a sound that was part JBs, part Meters, and all funky! This album may well be the group's best – their last for RCA, and a set that really has them honing their edge incredibly. The drums are amazing, the keyboards great, and the horns have this quality that's both complex, yet right on the money – making for a richness in sound that really sets the group apart from their contemporaries. A few singers from The New Birth provide chorus vocals on a few tracks – but most of the set is instrumental, and the record's one we'd gladly stack next to our Meters albums on Josie or JBs classics on People. Every track's a gem – and titles include "Drumology", "Excuse Me While I Do My Thing", "Serenade for a Jive Turkey", "Happy Hooker", "Craaashing", "Damn", "Pee-Foul", and a sweet cover of "Valdez in the Country" that's been sampled at least once over the years! CD
(On the Dusty Groove label.)
Also available A-Nal-Y-Sis ... LP 9.99

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Nite-LitersA-Nal-Y-Sis ... LP
RCA, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A masterpiece of hard and heavy funk – from one of the best bands of the early 70s! The Nite Liters were a legendary little funky combo that provided the backing for some of New Birth's best albums – but on their own, they were even funkier, and had a sound that was part JBs, part Meters, and all funky! This album may well be the group's best – their last for RCA, and a set that really has them honing their edge incredibly. The drums are amazing, the keyboards great, and the horns have this quality that's both complex, yet right on the money – making for a richness in sound that really sets the group apart from their contemporaries. A few singers from The New Birth provide chorus vocals on a few tracks – but most of the set is instrumental, and the record's one we'd gladly stack next to our Meters albums on Josie or JBs classics on People. Every track's a gem – and titles include "Drumology", "Excuse Me While I Do My Thing", "Serenade for a Jive Turkey", "Happy Hooker", "Craaashing", "Damn", "Pee-Foul", and a sweet cover of "Valdez in the Country" that's been sampled at least once over the years! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available A-Nal-Y-Sis ... CD 7.99
 
 
 



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