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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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DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh PrinceRock The House (Jive pressing) ... LP
Jive, 1987. Very Good- ... $7.99
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
(In shrink with hype sticker.)

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Johnny Dyani & Mal WaldronSome Jive Ass Boer – Live At Jazz Unite ... CD
Jazz Unite (France), 1981. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
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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Bill Holman & Mel Lewis QuintetJive For Five ... LP
Andex, 1958. Very Good+ ... $11.99
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.)

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Jive BombersBad Boy/When Your Hair Has Turned To Silver ... 7-inch
Savoy, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $5.99
One of our favorite doo wop tracks of all time! "Bad Boy" has this insane vocal – all bubbly and wobbly, sung by Clarence Johnson in a mode that's part R&B, part showy pop, and very cool sounding all the way through. One of those cuts that seems to come from no place – but which you'll remember for years to come! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Jive FiveJive Five – Collectors Gold Series – The Original Beltone Masters ... CD
Beltone/Empire, Early 60s. Used ... $9.99
A tremendous collection of work by The Jive Five – a key group in the early years of 60s soul – and a noteworthy bridge between doo wop and later harmony styles of the decade! The Jive Five were way more than just a standard doo wop group aimed at hitting the charts – and they were graced with an incredible lead in singer Eugene Pitt, whose raspy style makes each of these tracks sparkle with a depth that few others were bringing to their work at the time. There's a sense of depth and soul here that's evident from the very first note – and this package is one of the first time the group's early Beltone recordings have been presented in such great form. CD features a total of 20 tracks in all, all with incredible sound – and titles that include "These Golden Rings", "She's My Girl", "Johnny Never Knew", "My True Story", "What Time Is It", "Do You Hear Wedding Bells", "The Girl With The Wind In Her Hair", "Rain Makes My Baby Cry", "People From Another World", "Hurry Back", "No Not Again", and "Hully Gully Callin Time". CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Jive FiveMy True Story/When I Was Single ... 7-inch
Beltone, 1961. Near Mint- ... $2.99
7-inch, Vinyl record

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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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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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Rex Stewart & Wingy ManoneTrumpet Jive (Trumpet Jive/Happy Jazz Of Rex Stewart) ... CD
Prestige, 1945/1960. Used ... $2.99
(Note: CD is missing back artwork in case – and is priced accordingly.)

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Rex Stewart & Wingy ManoneTrumpet Jive (Trumpet Jive/Happy Jazz Of Rex Stewart) ... LP
Prestige, 1945. Very Good ... $4.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing.)

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Sunnyland SlimShe Got The Jive ... LP
Airway, Mid 70s. Very Good ... $7.99
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VariousJit Jive – Zimbabwean Street Party ... CD
Sheer Sound, 2003. Used ... $9.99
(Out of print.)

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VariousSoul Safari Presents Township Jive & Kwela Jazz Vol 3 ... LP
Ubuntu (Netherlands), Early 60s. New Copy ... $22.99
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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Buddy TateAll Star Jive At Five ... CD
Storyville/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... About November 11, 2015 (delayed)

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✨✧ Boogie Down ProductionsMy Philosophy (voc)/Jimmy (voc)/I'm Still #1(single edit, ext, numero uno re-recording) (Jive Classics series reissue) ... 12-inch
Jive, 1997. Used (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
"I'm Still #1" Numero Uno Re-recording features all new lyrics, this time naming who "ain't down with us." And, the only dope use ever of a big band sample. Plus two more tracks from the "By Any Means Necessary" LP. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Nat King Cole TrioHit That Jive Jack ... CD
Decca, Late 30s/Early 40s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
(Out of print. Spine has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Jack Costanzo & Gerry Woo/Al EscobarJive Samba/Tighten Up ... 7-inch
Mr Bongo (UK), 1967/1968. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Freddie HubbardRiding High/Solo Brothers/Professor Jive ... CD
DRG, 1976/1983/1988. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
(Out of print.)
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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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✨✧ Boogie Down ProductionsStop The Violence (extended, single edit, inst)/Jimmy ... 12-inch
Jive, 1988. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $8.99
Original pic sleeve version of this classic track from KRS' first Jive LP! 3 mixes, and the sublime "Jimmy", all housed in a very 80's-looking cover! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has a factory sticker.)

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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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E-40Slap (clean, explicit, inst)/It's All Gravy (clean, explicit, inst) ... 12-inch
Jive, 2002. Near Mint- ... $0.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve. Label has an old price sticker.)

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Fu SchnickensSum Dum Munkey (radio, Frankie Cutlass' Flip Squad radio, LP inst)/Visions (LP, LP inst) ... 12-inch
Jive, 1994. Very Good ... $0.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve with some marker.)

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✨✧ Kid RockGrits Sandwiches For Breakfast ... LP
Jive, 1990. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Before he became a big rock star, Kid Rock recorded this hip hop LP for Jive. Too be honest, the best part of the LP is probably the goofy cartoon cover. Mostly produced by Kid Rock, but he gets a bit of help from Too Short and D-Nice ona couple cuts. Includes "Genuine Article", "New York's Not My Home", "Trippin' Over A Rock", "Wax The Booty", "Pimp Of The Nation" and "Abdul Jabar Cut". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Kool Moe DeeGo See The Doctor (uncensored, almost clean)/Monster Crack (street mix, radio edit) ... 12-inch
Jive, 1986. Sealed ... $5.99
Original "dirty" version of one of the first tracks they needed to push with a clean radio one! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a stickered Jive sleeve.)

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Kool Moe DeeRise 'N Shine (long, short, inst) ... 12-inch
Jive, 1991. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $3.99
Definitely Kool Moe Dee's best cut since his classic early singles with Treacherous Three and his first solo LP. The beats have a feel similar to the early PE/Bomb Squad production, with Kool Moe Dee, KRS-One and Chuck D doing some nice knowledge/upliftment style rhymes. And it's good to hear KRS and Kool Moe Dee rhyming over the beats different than they usually use. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Still in the shrink.)

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Mobb DeepGot It Twisted (clean, explicit, acappella)/Clap Those Thangs (clean, explicit, acappella) ... 12-inch
Jive, 2004. Near Mint- ... $1.99
Got It Twisted is produced by the Alchemist. Clap features 50 Cent. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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Mobb DeepGun Sling (Rude Boy) (clean, main, inst)/Shot The F**k Up (clean, main, inst) ... 12-inch
Jive, 2003. Near Mint- ... $0.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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Ms MelodieHype According To Ms. Melodie(voc, inst)/To Sing All Night(voc, inst)/What Do You Do?(voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Jive, 1988. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $6.99
Three cuts co-produced by KRS, who was married to Ms. Melodie at the time. Even if you're not a Ms. Melodie fan, the instrumentals still hold up. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Still in shrink, with hype sticker.)

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Billy OceanSuddenly ... CD
Jive/BMG, 1984. Used ... $2.99
The album that made Billy Ocean a superstar for a little while, one that had a HUGE couple of years on the charts, even longer service as a snapshot of its era, and is now one that we can look at freshly and appreciate for all of the unstoppably catchy pop soul craft that made it so massive in the first place! Billy's earlier Caribbean inflected pop and R&B was good stuff that deserved a bigger audience and boy did it ever find him with the mid 80s hits "Caribbean Queen", the killer ballad "Suddenly" and the crazy fun "Loverboy". Other tracks include "Mystery Lady", "Lucky Man", "Dancefloor" and "If I Should Lose You". CD

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Petey PabloDiary Of A Sinner – 1st Entry ... CD
Jive, 2001. Used ... $0.99
(Punch through barcode.)

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Petey PabloStill Writing In My Diary – 2nd Entry ... CD
Jive, 2004. Used ... $0.99
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Schoolly DNo More Rock-n-Roll (UK mix clean version)/Treacherous (rmx, LP, inst) ... 12-inch
Jive, 1988. Very Good (pic cover)... $5.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has light wear.)

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Marvin SeaseDo You Need A Licker? ... CD
Jive, 1994. Used ... $1.99
(Out of print.)

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Skinny BoysSkinny (They Can't Get Enough) ... LP
Jive, 1988. Near Mint- ... $3.99
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

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Spice 1Amerikkka's Nightmare ... LP
Jive, 1994. Near Mint- 2LP ... $12.99
Includes "Face Of A Desperate Man", "Strap On The Side", "Hard To Kill", "Murder Ain't Crazy", and "Three Strikes". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo in a plain sleeve.)

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Spice 1Face of a Desperate Man (lp ,video, inst)/Hard to Kill ... 12-inch
Jive, 1995. Near Mint- ... $1.99
Hard To Kill features Method Man 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)
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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
(Dutch pressing.)

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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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Count BasieBasie Jazz ... LP
Clef, Early 50s. Very Good ... $28.99
Great stuff from Basie's best years at Verve – featuring tight no-nonsense material that puts the Count firmly back on the map, handled with more care than his work had been receiving for years! Titles include "Bread", "Jive At Five", "Be My Guest", "No Name", "Redhead", "Blee Blop Blues", and "Tippin On The Q T". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original black label Clef pressing. Cover has light wear and a bit of pen on back.)

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Leroi ConroyRemember When?/La Gran Mesa ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2014. New Copy ... $4.99
Debut single by Leroi Conroy – a producer on a number of singles on indie funk Colemine stable – getting an assist from members of Jive Turkeys, Jungle Fire, and The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble! "Remember When" is gritty little number instrumental that feels like a Blacksploitation soundtrack bit, with busy drum, tight horns and heady organ. The flip "La Gran Mesa" has more stripped down feel that's ultimately just as strong. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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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. Very Good ... $16.99
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 a sticker on the spine.)

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Cecil GantLate Cecil Gant – The Voice That Has Never Been Copied ... LP
King, Late 40s/Early 50s. Very Good+ ... $29.99
Titles include "Hit That Jive Jack", "I Wonder", "Solitude", "Wake Up Cecil Wake Up", "Midnight On Central Ave", and "That's The Stuff You Gotta Watch". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label deep groove pressing! Vinyl is great, and cover is very nice too – save for one tiny split in a top corner.)

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Harry 'The Hipster' GibsonBoogie Woogie N Blue ... LP
Musicraft, Mid 40s/1984. Sealed ... $9.99
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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✨✧ Jon HendricksSalud! Joao Gilberto (UK version) ... CD
Reprise (UK), 1961. Used ... $6.99
A rare bossa treat – and one of the best albums ever recorded by jazz vocalist Jon Hendricks! The album came out only briefly, at the start of the bossa craze in the US – and it features Hendricks singing a batch of tracks popularized by Joao Gilberto, translated into English, and backed by arrangements by Johnny Carisi and Johnny Mandel. The album's way more than just a bossa cash-in session – as Jon was comitted to Brazilian sounds from the start, and really presents the material here in a wonderful way – mixing his fragile vocal style with lightly jazzy arrangements, in a manner that's both in keeping with the greatness of bossa recordings from Brazil, yet also infused with all the soulfulness of America. Tracks include "Jive Samba", "Chega de Saudade", "Outra Vez", "O Pato", "Bolinha De Papel", and "Coisa Mais Linda". CD
(Out of print.)

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Jo JonesJo Jones – The Everest Years (Jo Jones Trio/Vamp Til Ready) ... CD
Everest/Empire, 1958/1960. Used ... $4.99
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
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Quincy JonesQuincy Jones Plays Hip Hits/Golden Boy ... CD
Mercury, 1963/1964. New Copy ... $8.99 18.98
Classic Quincy Jones from the 60s – a pair of records that really show why his jazz skills were unlike anyone else! Quincy Jones Plays Hip Hits is a very groovy record that was done with a feel that's somewhere in between his Big Band Bossa album and his best 60s soundtrack work! The format is simple – Quincy picks a sweet batch of jazz semi-hits from the early 60s, plays them with a nice mix of soul jazz arrangements, and works with a great ensemble filled with wonderful players – including Roland Kirk, Budd Johnson, Seldon Powell, James Moody, and Jerome Richardson on reeds; Lalo Schifrin and Patti Brown on piano, Jim Hall on guitar, Clark Terry on trumpet, and Melba Liston on trombone – plus lots of great percussion at the bottom, helping bring some Latin energy to the grooves at points. Tunes are familiar, but all given a great Quincy Jones twist – and titles include "Gravy Waltz", "Jive Samba", "Walk On The Wild Side", "Bossa Nova USA", and "Watermelon Man". Golden Boy is a sweet bridge between Quincy's big band recordings and his groovier soundtrack work of the mid 60s – as the record combines straight jazzy grooving with some of the cooler elements of Quincy's soundtrack scores, like stepping strings, wordless voices, and a breathy mellow groove that floats across the disc in a wonderful way! Aiding Quincy in the album are a host of top-line jazz players – including Eddie Lockjaw Davis, Jerome Richardson, and Phil Woods on saxes – plus Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Al Grey on trombone, and Jim Hall on guitar! Although titled after the show Golden Boy, only a few cuts here are from that musical – and the rest include Quincy Jones originals and some cool covers, given the Q twist. Titles include "Seaweed", "The Witching Hour", "Hard Day's Night", "The Sidewinder", and "Theme From Golden Boy", done in 2 versions, both great! CD

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