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Cab CallowayAre You Hep To The Jive? ... CD
Columbia/Sony, Late 30s/1940s. Used ... $1.99

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Nat King Cole TrioHit That Jive Jack ... CD
Decca, Late 30s/Early 40s. Used ... $1.99
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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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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Jack Or JiveKagura Live In Kyoto ... CD
Dragnet (Germany), 1994. Used ... $4.99
(Out of print.)

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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 ... $12.99
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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✨✧ Mars IllRedefine (voc, inst)/Shuck & Jive (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Ill Boogie, 2002. Near Mint- ... $0.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a stickered sleeve.)

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Mike TOriginal L.A. Jive Rhythm Tracks ... 12-inch
Z Rock, Very Good- ... $3.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has some wear.)

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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 ... $19.99 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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✨✧ Jack Costanzo & Gerry Woo/Al EscobarJive Samba/Tighten Up ... 7-inch
Mr Bongo (UK), New Copy ... About August 1, 2015
7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Johnny Dyani & Mal WaldronSome Jive Ass Boer – Live At Jazz Unite ... CD
Jazz Unite (France), 1981. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wonderful pairing of players – bassist Johnny Dyani and pianist Mal Waldron – coming together here in an early 80s date that's every bit as great as we might have hoped! Dyani's bass really gets a chance to step out here – lots of space that gives Johnny a chance to shine with some more sensitive, soulful tones on his instrument – not nearly as forceful as some of his more outside recordings of the period, and perfectly matched with Waldron's piano – which always seems to take on its own sort of richness in spare duo dates like this. Tracks are all extremely long – with a feel that's somewhat improvised, but never structure-less, and usually with a good sense of rhythm. Pablo Sauvage joins the duo on one track – "Makulu Kalahari", which also features a bit of vocals from Dyani – and other titles include "Blues For Mandela", "Safari", "African Cake Walk", "Time Will Tell", and "Strange Intrusions". CD

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✨✧ Screamin' Jay HawkinsVoodoo Jive – The Best Of Screamin' Jay Hawkins ... CD
CBS/Rhino, Late 50s/1960s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Jive TurkeysStraight Fire/Thumpin' ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2009. New Copy ... 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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✨✧ VariousSoul Safari Presents Township Jive & Kwela Jazz Vol 3 ... LP
Ubuntu (Netherlands), Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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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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✨✧ 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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✨✧ Doctor IceMic Stalker ... CD
Jive, 1989. Used ... $3.99
UTFO member Doctor Ice steps out on his own here, but still teams up with Full Force on the production side. 15 tracks in all, including "Everybody Git Funky", "Love Jones", "Sue Me!", "Brooklyn To LA", "Fever", "Feelin' Irie", "Word To The Wise", "The Chillologist", "Word Up Doc!", "Just A Little Bit (Oh Doctor, Doctor)" and "True Confessions". CD
(Out of print.)

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Keith MurrayIt's A Beautiful Thing Sampler ... 12-inch
Jive, 1998. Very Good ... $0.49
5 tracks from It's A Beautiful Thing: "When I Rap" & "Bad Day" in clean radio playable versions, and "Some Sh#t", "Slap Somebody" & "High As Hell" in the un-edited LP versions. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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R Kelly & Jay-ZBig Chips (radio, lp, inst, acappella)/The Return (radio, lp inst, acappella) ... 12-inch
Jive/Roc-A-Fella, 2004. Near Mint- ... $1.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a stickered Roc-a-Fella sleeve.)

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Kool Moe DeeDeath Blow (rmx, 7 inch edit, LP, inst) ... 12-inch
Jive, 1991. Near Mint- ... $1.99
12-inch, Vinyl record

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Mr LeePump That Body (club, radio, underground club, deep house inst) ... 12-inch
Jive, 1990. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $3.99
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 ... $4.99
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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StarfightersStarfighters ... LP
Jive, 1981. Near Mint- ... $0.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a sticker spot, edge wear, and a few creases.)

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Steady BGoing Steady ... LP
Jive, 1989. Sealed ... $0.49
11 cuts from the Hilltop Hustla, including "Stone Cold Hustler", "Ego Trippin", "Nasty Girls" & "New Breed". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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UGK (Underground Kingz)Ridin' Dirty (clear vinyl pressing) ... LP
Jive, 1996. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $25.99
The mid 90s classic from Underground Kingz – they're commerical breakthrough, with all the uncompromising grit of their first few records on the lyrical tip, albeit with a stripped down soulful resonance to a lot of beatcraft. The gritty rhymes is the unifying element here, with tracks that split the difference between lean, crisply bouncing, hard-hitting production and surprisingly soul and funk steeped tracks. It works great on both sides of that style divide, and it's little wonder that made such a big impact at the time. Stands the test of time, too. Titles include "One Day", "Murder", "Pinky Ring", , "Touched", "F*** My Car", "Diamonds & Wood", "Good Stuff" and "Ridin' Dirty". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition clear vinyl – with deluxe gatefold & lyrics.)

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WhodiniWhodini (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Jive/Arista/Traffic, 1983. Used ... $4.99
Benchmark early 80s NYC rap from Whodini! Everyone knows the name Whodini and we have some fun old school rap video show memories, but the group doesn't really get its props in the way others of their generation enjoy. It's never too late! This is fresh album worth copping. Includes "The Haunted House Of Rock" – the extended version, the vocoder version and "Haunted" mix – plus "Magic's Wand" (plus extended mix) "Nasty Lady", "Underground", "Rap Machine" and "It's All In Mr Magic's Wand". A classic! CD

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✨✧ Glenn JonesBest Of Glenn Jones ... CD
Jive, 1980s/Early 90s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
(BMG music club pressing.)

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✨✧ R KellyChocolate Factory – Key Cuts Sampler ... 12-inch
Jive, 2003. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes "Snake", "Been Around The World" feat Ja Rule, "Step In The Name Of Love (rmx)", "Who's That" feat Fat Joe, "Ignition", "You Knock Me Out", and "Dream Girl". 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Kool Moe DeeHow Ya Like Me Now (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Jive/FTG, 1987. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Kool Moe Dee's second album – a benchmark moment in mid-to-late 80s solo rap – and definitely worth a post millennium revisit! The title cut is a prime relic of the Kool Moe Dee vs. LL Cool J battles back in the day, and that along with "Wild Wild West" are bonafide classic cuts – but the a lot of the lesser remembered tracks here are ultimately just as nice. Even though it's only his second album, Moe was a block rockin' veteren by this point, with an MC pedigree stretching back to Treacherous Three, and is probably his sharpest point. Other tracks include "Suckers", "Way Way Back", "No Respect", "Don't Dance", "I'm A Player" and "Get Paid". This 2015 CD version includes 3 bonus mixes of "No Respect". CD

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✨✧ Kool Moe DeeKool Moe Dee ... LP
Jive, 1987. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
His first solo LP. 9 tracks in all, including "Go See The Doctor", "Do You Know What Time It Is" and "Rock Steady". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and a few light creases.)

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✨✧ Schoolly DSaturday Night! - The Album (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Jive/FTG, 1987. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Schoolly DSmoke Some Kill ... CD
Jive, 1988. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Not quite the classic of the first two albums, but still dope all the way through, with Code Money on the turntables. Includes the title track, "No More Rock N' Roll", "Mr. Big Dick", and "Signifying Rapper", an adaptation of the traditional Signifying Monkey. CD
(Out of print.)
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Cannonball AdderleyBest Of Cannonball Adderley (Capitol) ... LP
Capitol, 1960s. Very Good- Gatefold ... $1.99
A nice collection of some of Cannon's bigger numbers for Capitol in the 60s – most of them longer tracks, some of them recorded live, with a bit of production help from David Axelrod! The grooves are firmly in place – not as tripped out and funky as later years, but a good updating of his early 60s soul jazz approach, handled with that clean Capitol sound. Titles include "Work Song", "Jive Samba", "Why Am I Treated So Bad", "Mercy Mercy Mercy", "Them Dirty Blues", and "Dat Dere". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing. Cover has tape on the seams, adhesive remnants, sticker on the spine, and notes inside the gatefold. Labels have marker.)

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Cannonball AdderleyPhenix ... CD
Fantasy, 1975. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
Sweet funky 70s work from Cannonball Adderley – a record that has him revisiting older tunes from his early soul jazz years – but in ways that give them a whole new electric vibe overall! The album's actually Cannonball's last full studio set, but it's also one of his greatest too – a very hip little record that features arrangements that are slightly bigger than before – almost a CTI sort of mode, with a similar CTI sense of space, sound, and timing! There's some great keyboards on the set – courtesy of George Duke and Mike Wolff – and other players include Nat Adderley on cornet, Airto on percussion, Sam Jones and Walter Booker on bass, and Louis Hayes and Roy McCurdy on drums. The keyboards lead off most numbers, but they're followed strongly by Cannon and Nat – both of whom open up wonderfully in the magical setting of the record! Titles include great new takes on "Sack O Woe", "Work Song", "Jive Samba", "74 Miles Away", "Walk Tall/Mercy Mercy Mercy", "Country Preacher", "Domination", and "This Here" – plus "Hi Fly" and "Hamba Nami". CD

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Nat AdderleyAutobiography ... LP
Atlantic, 1965. Very Good ... $5.99
A gem of a record from Nat Adderley – filled with short soulful groovers, and done with an upbeat vibe that rivals some of Cannonball's best of the 60s! Joe Zawinul handled the arrangements, so there's definitely a strong influence here from the Cannon group – and although the players shift a bit throughout the course of the set, there's a really unified feel – thanks to a top-shelf lineup that includes Seldon Powell on tenor and flute, Ernie Royal on trumpet, Benny Powell on bass trombone, and Willie Bobo on percussion! The set features all original material by Nat – with older gems and new favorites that include "Little Boy With The Sad Eyes", "Never Say Yes, "Jive Samba", "Stony Island", "Junkanoo", and "Work Song". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red and purple label pressing. Cover has a cutout hole. Top seam is partially split.)

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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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Eugene BlacknellWe Can't Take Life For Granted ... CD
Luv N' Haight/Ubiquity, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $8.99 16.98
A massive amount of rare work from East Bay funk maestro Eugene Blacknell – an artist who never cut a full album, but managed to record a lot of great funky tracks over the years! This package is the first ever full length set to focus on Eugene's work, and it's a treasure trove of guitar-heavy groovers – starting with some rough-edged, raw R&B-styled funk – then moving into some fuller party funk and boogie-styled numbers! Eugene's guitar is fully in the lead on most tracks – and the vibe of the later work is in a space that's somewhere between Bootsy Collins and Shuggie Otis – a very good place to be, in our opinion. The package was done in collaboration with Eugene's son, and features rare singles, remastered cuts, and even some exclusive and live tracks that have never seen the light of day before. The set features a whopping 25 tracks in all, all with great notes on Eugene's music and story – and titles that include "Cousin John", "Mo Self", "Jump Back", "Getting Down", "The Trip", "Dance To The Rhythm", "For The Sake Of Love", "Jive Kinda Friends", "Wah Wah Funk", "Space Funk", "Don't Stop Now", "Grov-ve Monkey", and even a few rare radio spots! CD

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✨✧ ClipseTil The Casket Drops ... CD
Columbia, 2009. Used ... $2.99
Malice & Pusha T back with The Neptunes on the bulk of Til The Casket Drops – on Columbia after the Jive Records swan song and uncompromising masterpiece Hell Hath No Fury back in '06, and this one still head-and-shoulders above most major label hip hop LPs in '09. The couple of concessions to street rap radio can be forgiven with album tracks that cut as deep as the ones here – with a couple produced by DJ Khalil, and guests including Kanye West, Yo Gotti, Cam'Ron, Ab Liva, Keri Hilson & Nicole Hurst. Titles include "Freedom", "Popular Demand (Popeyes) feat Cam'Ron & Pharrell, "Kinda Like A Big Deal" feat Kanye West, "Showing Out" feat Yo Gotti, "I'm Good" feat Pharrell, "Door Man", "Never Will It Stop" feat Ab Liva, "All Eyes On Me" feat Keri Hilson, "Counseling" feat Nicole Hurst, "Life Change" and more. CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Miles DavisNefertiti (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Sony (Japan), 1967. Used ... $19.99
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". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)
Also available Nefertiti ... CD

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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+ ... $11.99
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 ... $19.99
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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Babs GonzalesLive At Small's Paradise (aka Sunday Afternoon At Small's Paradise With Babs Gonzales) ... LP
Chiaroscuro, 1963. Very Good+ ... $16.99
A mad mad afternoon with the great Babs Gonzales – one of the hippest jazz singers ever! The set is one of Babs' best on records, and it features a mix of jazz vocals and hipster monologues that shows perfectly the mixture of talent and hustling that Babs used to make a name for himself in the New York scene. He's backed by a nice little combo that includes friends and songwriting partners like Horace Parlan, Clark Terry, and Johnny Griffin – and the set includes loads of great numbers like "Dem Jive New York People", "Keep An Ugly Woman", "Be Bop Santa Claus", and "Le Moody Mood Pour Amour". The whole thing's hung together with some great patter, and recorded in a way that shows the warm spirit of all the more famous folks who kept Babs going along during his glory years! This is the second pressing, on Chiarusco, but still a tough one to get a hold of! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has small stains at the bottom.)

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Babs GonzalesSunday Afternoon At Small's Paradise With Babs Gonzales ... LP
Dauntless, 1963. Very Good ... $39.99
A mad mad afternoon with the great Babs Gonzales – one of the hippest jazz singers ever! The set is one of Babs' best on records, and it features a mix of jazz vocals and hipster monologues that shows perfectly the mixture of talent and hustling that Babs used to make a name for himself in the New York scene. He's backed by a nice little combo that includes friends and songwriting partners like Horace Parlan, Clark Terry, and Johnny Griffin – and the set includes loads of great numbers like "Dem Jive New York People", "Keep An Ugly Woman", "Be Bop Santa Claus", and "Le Moody Mood Pour Amour". The whole thing's hung together with some great patter, and recorded in a way that shows the warm spirit of all the more famous folks who kept Babs going along during his glory years! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing! Cover has some aging and wear on the back.)

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Babs GonzalesTales Of Manhattan – The Cool Philosophy Of Babs Gonzales ... LP
Jaro, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $29.99
One of the greatest albums ever by the consummate jazz hipster – Babs Gonzales! Babs was part singer, part poet, and part philosophy – working in a jive-heavy style that was filled with inside jokes on the New York jazz scene of the postwar years – and peopled with odd characters from that scene, including musicians, hustlers, hookers, and small-time crooks. Babs speaks and sings on the set, backed by arrangements from Melba Liston, played by a small combo that includes Kenny Burrell, Peck Morrison, and Roy Haynes. The whole thing's great – one of the best blends of hipster jive and jazz ever – and titles include "Dem Resolution Liars", "The Hat Box Chicks", "Dem Jive New Yorkers", "The Squares", and "The Cool Cat's Philosophy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing! Cover has some seam splitting.)

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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. Cover has a large name in marker, some pen, and stains on back.)

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Jo JonesJo Jones – The Everest Years (Jo Jones Trio/Vamp Til Ready) ... CD
Everest/Empire, 1958/1960. Used ... $9.99
The complete Everest recordings of drummer Jo Jones – served up on one double-length CD! The first 12 tracks on the set are from 1958's Jo Jones Trio – a real classic from the legendary drummer, 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". The remaining 12 tracks on the CD are from the album Vamp Til Ready – recorded in 1960, and featuring Jones in sextet formation with Harry Edison on trumpet, Bennie Green on trombone, Jimmy Forrest on tenor, and Tommy Flanagan on piano. There's a lively swinging feel to the set – one that's somewhere between the Verve sound of the mid 50s, and the Prestige/Swingville mode of the time. Jones' drums are a key part of the energy of the album – bristling along with a sharp-edged energy that makes even the mellow tunes relatively lively – and Jo lets the horn players get in plenty of nice licks on the set, a feature that we especially like when Forrest gets a chance to solo! Titles include "Should I", "Sandy's Body", "Show Time", "Liza", "Royal Garden Blues", "Mozelle's Alley", "Sox Trot", and "In The Forrest". Both albums produced by Raymond Scott, too! CD
(Out of print!)

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Thad Jones & Mel LewisCentral Park North ... LP
Solid State, 1969. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $4.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album

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Dick KhozaChapita ... CD
Sun/Matsuli (UK), 1976. New Copy ... $12.99
Rare South African Afro jazz from Dick Khoza – Legendary material from the vaults of Rashid Vally's As-shams (Sun) record label. Khoza leads mightily on African drums and players include Bethuel Maphmulo on bass, Themba Mehlomakulu on trumpet, Aubrey Simani on tenor, Joe Zikhali on rhythm guitar, vocalist Edgar Dirgole and others. Includes "Chapita", "Zumbwe (Baby Tiger)", "African Jive (Moto)", "Lilongwe" and "WD 46 Mendi Road". CD

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Kool G Rap & DJ PoloWanted Dead Or Alive ... CD
Cold Chillin, 1990. Used ... $6.99
A masterpiece from one of the greatest duos in late 80s/early 90s hip hop – the middle one of 3 LPs before Kool G Rap and DJ Polo split up, and the last one before G Rap decided to dive fully into the east coast gangsta persona. Benchmark production by Large Professor, Eric B, Biz Markie and G Rap keep the beats fresh, while the MC with the crisp lisp delivers the lyrical goods on classics like "Talk Like Sex", "Erase Racism", "Streets Of New York" and "Money In The Bank". Also includes "Bad To The Bone", "Play It Kool", "Death Wish and "Jive Talk". CD
(Out of print. Booklet and tray card have cutout holes.)

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KRS-One & Jam Rock MassiveStop The Violence (extended, radio, inst, acapella) ... 12-inch
Massive, 1988. Very Good ... $6.99
The independent label version of "Stop The Violence" that came out before the version on Jive. This version has more spare production and slightly different vocals. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Labels have initials in marker.)

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KrystolPassion From A Woman (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Epic/FTG, 1986. Used ... $9.99
Poppy passion from Krystol – a sweet 80s trio with a definite way with a hook! The set's got a well-balanced mainstream sound – one that helps the vocals find a fullness right away, either on the leads or harmonies – both woven together over the top of the tight, beat-heavy grooves! At points, there's almost a retro vibe – as if an older girl trio mode's being revived for a new 80s scene – but with a definite contemporary spin. There's a decidedly commercial appeal to the sound – but Krystol were also never too overplayed back in the day, which makes the album a nice discovery – and a great surprise when you start digging through all the potential singles on the set. Tracks include "Love Attack", "Passion From A Woman", "He's So Jive", "Baby Make Up Your Mind", "Scared Single", and "Precious Precious". CD features bonus tracks too – "Passion From A Woman (ext)", "Passion From A Woman (acapella)", "Passion From A Woman (radio)", "Passion From A Woman (dub)", "Passion From A Woman (7" version)", and "Precious Precious (7" version)". CD

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