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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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Alvin Youngblood HartBig Mama's Door/That Kate Adams Jive (10-inch single) ... 12-inch
Okeh, 1996. Near Mint- ... $6.99
12-inch, Vinyl record

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Screamin' Jay HawkinsVoodoo Jive – The Best Of Screamin' Jay Hawkins ... CD
CBS/Rhino, Late 50s/1960s. Used ... $5.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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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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Swamp CabbageJive ... CD
Chicken Head Knob, 2016. Used ... $7.99
CD

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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

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VariousGI Jive With GI Jill – Vintage AFRS Radio Broadcasts ... CD
Audio File, 1940s. Used 2 CDs ... $6.99
CD
(CDr release,)

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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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Gerald Fried/Nicholas CarrasJuvenile Jive – High School Big Shot/Date Bait/High School Caesar ... CD
Monstrous Movie Music, 1950s/1960s. New Copy 2 CDs ... About April 15, 2016 (delayed)
CD

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VariousSoul Safari Presents Township Jive & Kwela Jazz Vol 4 ... LP
Ubuntu (Netherlands), Early 60s. New Copy ... About September 1, 2016
LP, Vinyl record album

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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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✨✧ 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 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 ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 Rhythm TraxJive Rhythm Trax Vol 1 ... LP
Jive, 1982. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic electro production from the Willesden Dodgers on these instrumentals released here as part of Jive's Rhythm Tracks series. Eight 4-5 minute tracks, all named after some of our favorite BPM's – "130", "114", "122", "108", "102", "122", "152", "114". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Johnny Little JohnKitty O/Johnny's Jive ... 7-inch
Margaret, Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a bit of pen and a mark from a sticker.)

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✨✧ Rhythmtown JiveRetrogroove Artifact ... LP
Globe, 1991. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple vinyl pressing in a clear sleeve with small insert.)

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✨✧ VariousAfrican Jazz N Jive – An Authentic Selection Of South African Township Swing Classics From The 50s & 60s ... CD
Gallo/WEA (UK), 1950s/1960s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wonderful collection of South African jazz from many years back – music that would explode to much greater global consciousness in the 60s, but which is heard here in its earliest roots! The styles are a mix of American swing with local mbaquanga and marabi – often heavy on the reeds, and featuring tightly vamping rhythms that often owe a lot to jump blues in the US at the same time. There's some especially great alto, tenor, and clarinet work on these tracks – and although half the titles feature vocals, there's a good number that are instrumental as well. Tracks include some very early work by well-known South African jazz artists Hugh Masekela, Kippie Moekesti, Jonas Gwanga, and others – and the CD features 24 tracks that include "Kwela Blues" by Solvin Whistlers, "De Makeba" by Jazz Dazzlers, "Clarinet Kwela" by Kippie Moeketsi & The Marabi Kings, "Emsengeni" by King Jury & His Band, "Beer Club" by Orlando Six, "USA Special" by ND Hotshots, "Loafer's Corner" by Orlando 7, "Vuka Vuka" by Manhattan Brothers, "Midnight Ska" by Reggie Msomi's Hollywood Jazz Band, "Walk To Dube" by Sngamu Jazz Band, "Kwela Kong" by King Kong Cast, "Baby Are Yeng" by Nancy Jacobs & Her Sisters, and "Omnyakane" by Royal Players. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Joe JacksonJoe Jackson's Jumpin Jive ... LP
A&M, 1981. Used ... Out Of Stock
Joe Jackson takes on hip hits from the postwar years – music of Louis Jordan and others – with surprisingly great results! LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing.)

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✨✧ Jive TurkeysBread & Butter ... LP
Colemine, 2010. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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. Used ... 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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Boogie Down ProductionsEdutainment ... LP
Jive, 1990. Very Good+ ... $24.99
Tracks include "Blackman In Effect", "Ya Know The Rules", "Beef", "House Niggas", "100 Guns", "Ya Strugglin", "Breath Control II", "Edutainment", "The Homeless", "Original Lyrics", "The Racist", "The Kenny Parker Show", and "Love's Gonna Getcha (Material Love)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, including inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Boogie Down ProductionsWe In There (radio rmx, radio LP, remix inst) ... 12-inch
Jive, 1992. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Remix by Ali Shaheed Muhammed and Beetle for A Tribe Called Quest. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Orange vinyl promo pressing.)

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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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Flock Of SeagullsFlock Of Seagulls ... LP
Jive/Arista, 1982. Very Good+ ... $4.99
LP, Vinyl record album

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GoldyWhipped Cream, Nuts & Cherries/The Game Is Sold Not Told/Prostitute ... 12-inch
Jive, 1994. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $0.99
12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Syleena JohnsonHypnotic (main w/ DJ Clue, main w/o DJ Clue, acapella, clean radio w/ DJ Clue, clean radio w/o DJ Clue, inst) ... 12-inch
Jive, 2005. Very Good+ ... $0.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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Kool Moe DeeNo Respect (extended, single edit, inst)/Let's Go ... 12-inch
Jive, 1987. Very Good (pic cover)... $0.99
Before the LL Cool J and Canibus battles on wax there was LL vs. Kool Moe Dee. "Let's Go" is one of Kool Moe Dee's entries in the battle, with some good punchlines, and is one of his best later tracks. Released around the time of the "How Ya Like Me Now" LP, never made it on that LP. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Mr LeeGet Busy ... CD
Jive, 1990. Used ... $2.99
One of the bigger stars of the Chicago house scene of the 80s – in a crossover album of tracks cut for Jive at the end of the decade. The record's not as great as Lee's earlier work, mostly because of a silly hip-house approach on a few cuts – but overall, there's a few tracks that recall the feel of earlier singles. Titles include "Move It", "Turn It Up", "Get Busy", "Pump That Body", "Make It Funky", "Jazzy Lee", and "Break Out". CD
(Out of print.)

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Ms MelodieDiva ... LP
Jive, 1989. Very Good+ ... $9.99
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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✨✧ MystikalDanger (Been So Long) (clean, inst, lp, breathing inst) ... 12-inch
Jive, 2000. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $1.99
12-inch, Vinyl record

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Britney SpearsOutrageous Remixes (murk space miami mix, r kelly remix, junkie xl's dancehall mix, josh harris mixshow, junkie xl's tribal mix) ... 12-inch
Jive, 2004. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $0.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has marker through the barcode.)

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Steady BBring The Beat Back ... LP
Jive, 1986. Very Good- ... $4.99
We may be in the minority here, but we're still fans of that mid-80's Pop Art sound. The album is a collection of his earlier single on Pop Art, with "Bring The Beat Back", "Stupid Fresh" and the novelty cuts "Yo Mutha" and "Do The Fila" the answer to Joeski Love's "Pee Wee Dance." LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a sticker spot.)

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Tribe Called QuestPeople's Instinctive Travels & The Paths Of Rhythm – 25th Anniversary Edition (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Jive, 1989. New Copy ... $11.99
One of THE landmark hip hop albums – and the full length debut of great Tribe Called Quest! We hardly need to tell you about this classic – but it will always bear repeating. De La Soul might have kicked the door open on leftfield, anything goes artistry about a year or so earlier, but their friends and fellow Native Tongues Tribe's debut was a crucial reminder that the east coast was spinning out of one of the greatest creative growth spurts in hip hop history at the time. Pure excellence. Tracks include "Luck Of Lucien", "Footprints", "I Left My Wallet In El Segundo", "Bonita Applebaum", "Can I Kick It?", "Rhythm (Devoted To The Art Of Moving Butts)", "Mr Muhammad", "Description Of A Fool" andmore seminal, jazzy middle school tracks! 25th anniversary edition – remastered, with bonus tracks "Footprints (rmx with Ceelo Green)", "Bonita Applebum (Pharrell Williams rmx)", and "Can I Kick It (J Cole rmx)". New 2015 remaster – beautiful sound! CD

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✨✧ Tribe Called Quest & Erykah BaduI C U (Doin' It) (main, inst) ... 12-inch
Jive/Violator, 2003. Near Mint- ... $3.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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2PacThug Style (dirty, clean)/Hellrazor (dirty, clean) ... 12-inch
Jive, 1997. Near Mint- ... $9.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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Ruby TurnerParadise ... LP
Jive, 1990. Sealed ... $0.99
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Ruby TurnerWomen Hold Up Half Of The Sky ... LP
Jive, 1985. Near Mint- ... $0.99
Sleek modern soul from Ruby Turner – her tightly grooving Women Hold Up Half The Sky – a mid 80s set that's very much of the era, but with songs that are far more timelessly structured than many pop soul efforts of the era! Ruby's vocals lovely and wonderful here, on a mix of ballads and more midtempo R&B. It's a mix of synthy and smooth soul, and it holds up very well! Titles include "If You're Ready (Come Go With Me)" with Jonathan Butler, "In My Life (It's Better To Be In Love)", "Hurting Inside", "He's Mine", "Still On My Mind", "Only Women Bleed" (yep, a soul take on the Alice Cooper hit!), "Hurting Inside" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing.)

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✨✧ UGK (Underground Kingz)Let Me See It (double a-side single) ... 12-inch
Jive, 2001. Near Mint- ... $0.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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VariousMenace II Society – Original Soundtrack (with bonus track) ... CD
Jive, 1993. New Copy ... $5.99 6.98
The gritty soundtrack to early 90s hood drama classic – heavy with some of biggest and best names in hop of the era –including Too Short, Pete Rock & CL Smooth, Too Short. Boogie Down Production, Brand Nubian, DJ Quik and more! 16 tracks on the CD version, including Too Short "Only The Strong Survive", Brand Nubian "Lick Dem M*thaph*ckas", Da Lench Mob "Guerillas Ain't Gangstas", Cutthroats "Stop Lookin At Me", UGK "A Pocketful Of Stones", Pete Rock & Cl Smooth "Death Becomes You", Ant Banks "Packin A Gun", Mz. Kilo "All Over A Ho" and DJ Quik "Can't F*ck Wit A N*gga" and more – plus the bonus track "Trigga Gots No Neart" by Spice 1. CD

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✨✧ Syleena JohnsonHit On Me (Hi-Tek Remix featuring Mos Def) (street, acapella, clean, inst) ... 12-inch
Jive, 2001. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)
 
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Miriam AidaCome On Home ... CD
Connective (Germany), 2008. Used ... $9.99
Miriam Aida really knocks our socks off with this set – a classic-styled album of jazz vocals that's quite different than some of her previous Brazilian-tinged work! Aida really captures a cool sort of 50s/60s groove here – a hip-walking approach to female jazz vocals that packs a lot more punch than overdone torch vocal styles, and which really reminds us of some of our favorites from back in the day – like Annie Ross or Marian Montgomery! Most numbers are taken in a soul jazz style – played live by a combo that includes sax and flute from Fredrik Kronkvist, plus organ, piano, bass, and drums – and the tunes are mostly old too, and set up in some hip rhythms that really keep things groovy. Titles include a great vocal take on Dusko Goykovich's "A Handful Of Soul", plus "Now That You're Gone", "Come On Home", "Make Sure You're Sure", "Rainbow's End", "Ruby & The Pearl", and "Jive Samba". CD
(Out of print.)

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Count BasieStanding Ovation ... LP
Dot, 1969. Very Good+ ... $1.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Bob BrookmeyerBob Brookmeyer & Friends (expanded edition) ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1965. Used ... $14.99
Sound, space, tone, and color – a tremendous effort from trombonist Bob Brookmeyer, and a record with a really unique feel! The album features a wonderful group that includes Brookmeyer on valve trombone, Stan Getz on tenor, Gary Burton on vibes, Herbie Hancock on piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums – all coming together in a way that's extremely equally-weighted – with less of Brookmeyer as the leader, than as a warm friend, gathering together a few key players in the studio. Given that Getz worked with Brookmeyer back in the early 50s, and had Burton in his group at the time, the album's always a link between both sides of a decade in Stan's career – but with the presence of the modernists on the rhythm team, there's a sound here that's much more unique – one that has a place for Stan's wonderful tone, and Brookmeyer's airy phrasing – but which also drives along in a rhythmically pulsing mode that almost puts Burton's vibes at the top of the set on some numbers. There's a change in mood from tune to tune that gives the record a remarkable depth, but without sounding schizophrenic – and titles include "Bracket", "The Wrinkle", "Jive Hoot", "Skylark", "Sometime Ago", and "Who Cares". CD also features 3 previously unissued bonus tunes from the sessions – "Time For Two", "Pretty Girl", and "Day Dream" – the last of which features vocals by Tony Bennett! CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Bob Brookmeyer & Friends (expanded edition) ... CD 14.99

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Bob BrookmeyerBob Brookmeyer & Friends (expanded edition) ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1965. Used ... $14.99
Sound, space, tone, and color – a tremendous effort from trombonist Bob Brookmeyer, and a record with a really unique feel! The album features a wonderful group that includes Brookmeyer on valve trombone, Stan Getz on tenor, Gary Burton on vibes, Herbie Hancock on piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums – all coming together in a way that's extremely equally-weighted – with less of Brookmeyer as the leader, than as a warm friend, gathering together a few key players in the studio. Given that Getz worked with Brookmeyer back in the early 50s, and had Burton in his group at the time, the album's always a link between both sides of a decade in Stan's career – but with the presence of the modernists on the rhythm team, there's a sound here that's much more unique – one that has a place for Stan's wonderful tone, and Brookmeyer's airy phrasing – but which also drives along in a rhythmically pulsing mode that almost puts Burton's vibes at the top of the set on some numbers. There's a change in mood from tune to tune that gives the record a remarkable depth, but without sounding schizophrenic – and titles include "Bracket", "The Wrinkle", "Jive Hoot", "Skylark", "Sometime Ago", and "Who Cares". CD also features 3 previously unissued bonus tunes from the sessions – "Time For Two", "Pretty Girl", and "Day Dream" – the last of which features vocals by Tony Bennett! CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Bob Brookmeyer & Friends (expanded edition) ... CD 14.99

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Miles DavisNefertiti (45rpm – 180 gram pressing) ... LP
Columbia/Mobile Fidelity, 1967. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $39.99
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". Double 180 gram audiophile pressing from Mobile Fidelity – plays at 45rpm! LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful Mobile Fidelity 45rpm pressing – un-numbered limited edition.)

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Wild Bill DavisMidnight To Dawn ... LP
RCA, 1967. Very Good ... $4.99
A nice live cooker from Wild Bill Davis! This album was recorded at Grace's Little Belmont, a club in Atlantic City in 1967, a place where organist Davis had played almost every summer for over twenty years. He is joined by Clayton Robert Brown on tenor sax, James "Dickie" Thompson on guitar and Robert Joseph Durham on drums. Some of the tracks are Davis or Davis and Bob Brown originals and they include "Let It Be", "Adoration", and "Up Top". Other songs are "Manha de Carnaval" from Black Orpheus, "Jive Samba", "Soft Winds", "Little Tracy", "Straight No Chaser", and "Cute" among others. LP, Vinyl record album

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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 ... 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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Babs GonzalesLive At Small's Paradise (aka Sunday Afternoon At Small's Paradise With Babs Gonzales) ... LP
Chiaroscuro, 1963. Very Good ... $6.99
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

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Frank Hunter & The HuntsmenWatermelon Man ... LP
Epic, 1963. Very Good ... $6.99
A killer lost groover! Frank Hunter & The Huntsmen were an obscure little combo who were probably just a loose collective of studio musicians – but man, do they know how to rock! The group's got a hard wailing tenor sound, mixed with some very heavy rhythm playing – and the result is a great batch of soul jazz instrumentals that mix 50s R&B with 60s soul! The version of "Watermelon Man" on the album is pretty famous from a few compilations over the years – but there are lots of other nice moments like "Jive Samba", "Meditation", "Jelly Bread", "Mama Didn't Lie", and "Laughing Boy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label mono pressing.)

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✨✧ Russell MaloneAll About The Melody ... CD
High Note, 2016. New Copy ... $14.99 16.98
A mighty nice record from Russell Malone – a guitarist with a warm, deep, hollow-body sound that's stayed strong over all his many years in music! The set's a nicely understated one that presents Malone right up front in a quartet – crafting the kind of solid, soulful lines that continue to make Russell one of the strongest heirs to a 60s style of jazz guitar – one that's adapted here to some slight contemporary flourishes, but in a way that's never commercial or overdone. The rest of the group features Rick Germanson on piano, Luke Sellick on bass, and Willie Jones III on drums – and titles include "Biskit", "On The Real Side", "Message To Jim Hall", "Sound For Sore Ears", "Jive Hoot", and "He's Gone Away". CD

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Jack McDuffLive At The Jazz Workshop ... LP
Prestige, Mid 60s. Good+ ... $6.99
A killer diller of a live set from Brother Jack McDuff – a cut that burns with energy that almost beats his studio 60s classics for Prestige! The group is one of Jack's best ever – a lineup that includes the twin tenors of Red Holloway and Harold Vick, plus incredibly sharp guitar from a young George Benson, and some of the most unique soul jazz drum work you'll ever hear – courtesy of the amazing Joe Dukes. Despite their individual strengths, which might make this whole thing an ego-fest – all players fit perfectly into place on the album's hard wailing batch of groovers, and groove together with a sympathetic energy that's simply amazing! Titles include a great remake of "Jive Samba", plus "Dink's Blues", "Grease Monkey", "Passing Through", and "Vas Dis". This is the kind of thing live recording equipment was made for! LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label NJ pressing.)

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Ron Miles/Bill Frisell/Brian BladeCircuit Rider ... CD
Yellow Bird (Germany), 2014. New Copy ... $12.99 15.99
Airy work from this well-crafted trio – the cornet of Ron Miles mixing with guitar from Bill Frisell and drums from Brian Blade – two bigger-name players who both work at the more subtle side of their spectrum, which allows Miles to really shine in the spotlight! The approach seems a bit informed by some of the groundbreaking trio experiments of the Jimmy Giuffre trio of the late 50s – despite the difference in instrumentation – and the group perform a Giuffre title, "Two Kinds Of Blues" – as well as the tunes "Comma", "Dancing Close & Slow", "Reincarnation Of A Lovebird", "Angelina", and "Jive Five Floor Four". CD

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✨✧ Charles MingusLet My Children Hear Music ... LP
Columbia, 1973. Very Good+ ... $19.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has light wear, an ink stamp on back, and a small tear at the bottom of the back paste-on.)

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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.)
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Nite-LitersA-Nal-Y-Sis ... CD
RCA/Dusty Groove, 1973. Used ... $6.99
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.)
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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
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Ohio PlayersSkin Tight (180 gram brown colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Mercury/Culture Factory, 1974. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $23.99 24.98
Great work from the Ohio Players – and proof that moving to a big label could be a good thing for a funky group! This was the band's first album for Mercury – and although one might have the temptation to say that the label cut down the radical funk sound of the trippy Westbound years, the move also taught the band to sharpen up their act, and get out of the repetitive sloppy groove into which they'd been lapsing during the past few years. The record's a lot smoother than earlier work – with a polished funky sound that would soon push the band right up there with Earth Wind & Fire at the top of the soul charts. And although there's familiar funky numbers like "Skin Tight", "Jive Turkey", and "Streakin Cheek To Cheek" – the best moment on the entire album is the wonderful spacey soul number "Heaven Must be Like This", a seven minute mellow groover that's got a sophisticated jazzy soul style, with voices and piano soaring into the heavens, in a way that always still sends chills down our spine! That cut shows the band's tremendous growth – and it's one of their best-ever! LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 2000 copies.)
 
 
 



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