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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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✨✧ Jack Costanzo & Gerry Woo/Al EscobarJive Samba/Tighten Up ... 7-inch
Mr Bongo (UK), 1967/1968. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Two Latin soul covers back to back – both of them great! Jack Costanzo takes on Cannonball Adderley's classic "Jive Samba" – but he slows the tune down a lot, gives it a boogaloo vibe, and lets some horns solo nicely in the middle! "Tighten Up" is the Archie Bell tune you'll know from the hit – but it's done here in a cool boogaloo mode with lots more added percussion, and some cool shouted calls as well! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Harlem HamfatsHarlem Hamfats – Hot Chicago Jazz, Blues & Jive 1936 to 1937 ... LP
Folklyric, Mid 30s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
LP, Vinyl record album

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Alvin Youngblood HartBig Mama's Door/That Kate Adams Jive (10-inch single) ... 12-inch
Okeh, 1996. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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 ... $3.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Ikebe Shakedown/Jive TurkeysNo Answer ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2010. New Copy ... $4.99
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 ... $3.99
A great little album of group soul – recorded by indie label favorites The Jive Five, and just about their only album for a big label. Horace Ott produced and arranged, and he nicely takes the group's earlier doo wop style into a 60s harmony groove – adding in some arrangements that have a bit more of a kick and a northern groove, and helping the group come up with some tasty little numbers filled with hooks and riffs that let them still show off their vocal skills. Titles include "I'm A Happy Man", "Prove Every Word You Say", "I Remember When", "Hang On The Corner", "A Bench In The Park", "Falling Tears", and "Ha Ha". This great Shout UK CD edition includes 6 bonus singles: "In My Neighborhood", "Then Came Heart Break", "You Promised Me Great Things", "You" and the Eugene Pitt numbers "Why Why Why" and "Another Rainy Day". CD

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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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✨✧ VariousEarly Viper Jive 1927-1933 (Rare Scat Vocals) ... LP
Stash, Late 20s/Early 30s. Very Good ... $9.99
Featuring 16 jazz originals by the likes of Earl Hines, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, and more! LP, Vinyl record album

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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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VariousSoweto Never Sleeps – Classic Female Zulu Jive ... LP
Shanachie, 1986. Near Mint- ... $9.99
LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousZulu Jive – Umbaqanga – Urban & Rural Zulu Beats From South Africa ... LP
Earthworks (UK), 1983. Near Mint- ... $7.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing on Carthage.)

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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 (delayed)
LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Nat King Cole TrioHit That Jive, Jack – The Earliest Recordings 1940 to 41 ... CD
Decca, 1940/1941. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Joe JacksonJoe Jackson's Jumpin Jive ... LP
A&M, 1981. Used ... Temporarily 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

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✨✧ Jive TurkeysBread & Butter ... LP
Colemine, 2010. New Copy ... Temporarily 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 TurkeysReggie/Duck's Dirge ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2014. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The Jive Turkeys do "The Reggie" here – a quick-stepping groove that mixes these sweet skittish drums with a bold horn section, tight guitar, and some mighty nice Hammond! The tune bumps along quickly and only gains energy towards the end – a flurry of instrumental power with a very funky feel! "Duck's Dirge" is a funky variation on the older style of dirge – done with these slow-breaking drums under moody Hammond that moves equally slow – but in a way that's a lot more soulful than sad! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Swamp CabbageJive ... CD
Chicken Head Knob, 2016. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
CD

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✨✧ Jack Costanzo & Gerry Woo/Al EscobarJive Samba/Tighten Up ... 7-inch
Mr Bongo (UK), 1967/1968. New Copy ... 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
Also available Jive Samba/Tighten Up ... 7-inch 7.99
 
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✨✧ Black DubBlack Dub ... CD
Jive, 2010. Used Gatefold ... $4.99
CD

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

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R KellyIgnition (album, inst, acapella) ... 12-inch
Jive, 2002. Near Mint- ... $3.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a stickered sleeve.)

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KRS-OneReturn Of The Boom Bap ... LP
Jive, 1993. Near Mint- 2LP ... $24.99
KRS first solo lp, with production by Premier and Kid Capri, has him trying to break out of the formula of the last BDP LP. OK, about half the material is forgettable, but the tracks that hit, more than make up for it. With the hits "Outta Here", "I Can't Wake Up", "Black Cop", "Sound of the Police". LP, Vinyl record album
(Promo in a stickered sleeve. Labels have a bit of marker.)

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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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PackI'm Shinin' (clean, dirty, inst)/Freaky Bopper (clean, dirty)/Candy (clean, dirty, inst) ... 12-inch
Jive, 2006. Near Mint- ... $0.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Grey vinyl promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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Shaquille O'NealShaq Diesel ... LP
Jive, 1993. Near Mint- ... $6.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(In a stickered sleeve.)

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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 QuestLow End Theory ... LP
Jive, 1991. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $31.99 39.98
The second album from the immortal Tribe Called Quest – one of the absolute essential hip hop LPs, and a record that should be an anyone's shortlist of the best albums in several subsections of hip hop – just a straight up masterpiece anyway you cut it. The album is so high up on the ladder, we're a loss to add any fresh insight o the critical consensus, so just get it. Classics one after another, steeped in bass note snapping, head nodding funk jazz beatcraft of the first order! "Buggin Out", "Excursions", "Rap Promoter", "Verses From The Abstract", "Check The Rhyme", "Everything Is Fair", "Jazz (We've Got)", "What?", "Scenario" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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2PacThug Style (dirty, clean)/Hellrazor (dirty, clean) ... 12-inch
Jive, 1997. Near Mint- ... $6.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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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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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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✨✧ Boogie Down ProductionsWe In There (radio rmx, radio LP, remix inst) ... 12-inch
Jive, 1992. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Remix by Ali Shaheed Muhammed and Beetle for A Tribe Called Quest. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Orange vinyl promo pressing.)

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✨✧ Tribe Called QuestMidnight Marauders ... LP
Jive, 1993. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A masterpiece from prime era Tribe Called Quest! Midnight Maurauders was Tribe's third LP, and even though there were no tracks yet credited to the Ummah, this is pretty much the beginning of Tribe's transition to that sound – with the same mellow, laid back vibe as their best early material, but less of an overtly jazzy reference in their sound. Phife and Tip are still on point lyrically, and honestly, this is pretty much the last LP that Tribe dropped that's got nearly all hits and no misses on it. With the cuts "Award Tour", "Midnight", "Electric Relaxation", "Clap Your Hands", "Oh My God", "The Chase, Part II", and "Keep It Rollin". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ UGK (Underground Kingz)Let Me See It (double a-side single) ... 12-inch
Jive, 2001. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)
 
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Miriam AidaCome On Home ... CD
Connective (Germany), 2008. Used ... $6.99
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 BasieBasie Rides Again ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $19.99
A smoking stormer from Basie's Verve years – filled with tight-grooving shorter tunes, played in a style that's a great update of the original approach of the group! Eddie Lockjaw Davis is actually working with the group on this set, making for some searing tenor moments that really stand out – and Al Hibbler makes a gues appearance on vocals on two numbers as well. Other players include Ernie Wilkins, Paul Quinichette, Freddie Green, and Charlie Shavers – and titles include "Tippin On The QT", "Blee Blop Blues", "Jive At Five", "Be My Guest", "No Name", "Blues For The Count & Oscar", and "Redhead". Great cover, too – with Basie on a scooter! LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label Clef Series pressing with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has a split spine.)

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Bob BrookmeyerBob Brookmeyer & Friends (expanded edition) ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1965. Used ... $11.99
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 11.99

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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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Ebony Rhythm Funk CampaignWatchin' You, Watchin' Me ... LP
Chi Sound/United Artists, 1976. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A perfect example of the old adage that the funkier the band's name is, the less funky their music will be! Not that the group's really that bad or anything – they're just not the all-out party jam you'd expect from an ensemble with "ebony" and "funk" in their name. The groove is more smooth funky soul than anything else, and the record was produced by Carl Davis for his Chi-Sound imprint, and it's got a similar sound to some of the other groups on the label, like Manchild. Tracks include "Jive Du Du", "You Got Me Rushin", "Where You Lead", "Syncopated Madness", and "Watchin You, Watchin Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has a cut corner, light wear, and an ink stamp.)

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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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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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Guided By VoicesUnder The Bushes Under The Stars (with download) ... LP
Matador, 1996. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $26.99 29.98
Late prime GBV! Under The Bushes...is a small step up out of the murky home-recorded sounds of the earlier days, but still a beautifully shambling set of unbelievably catchy DIY rock from one of the best bands to ever commit to that racket. Short, weird, buzzing little rock treasures delivered by Robert Pollard with the conviction and commitment of a classic rock god, even if he always was and always will be best worshipped in a venue small enough for him to dribble beer on you. A late 90s classic! Includes "Man Called Aerodynamic", "Rhine Jive Click", "Cut-Out Witch", "Bright Paper Werewolves", "Lord Of Overstock", "Atom Eyes", "Don't Stop Now", "Office Of Hearts", "Acorns & Orioles", Official Ironman Rally Song", "Burning Flag Birthday Suit" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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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. Very Good- ... $9.99
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
(Blue label pressing. Cover has some pen on the front, fully split top & bottom seams, with some aging on the back.)

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

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Nite-LitersA-Nal-Y-Sis ... CD
RCA/Dusty Groove, 1973. New Copy ... $7.99 12.99
A masterpiece of hard and heavy funk – from one of the best bands of the early 70s! The Nite Liters were a legendary funky combo that provided the backing for some of New Birth's best albums – but on their own, they were even funkier, and had a sound that was part JBs, part Meters, and all funky! This album may well be the group's best – their last for RCA, and a set that really has them honing their edge incredibly. The drums are amazing, the keyboards great, and the horns have this quality that's both complex, yet right on the money – making for a richness in sound that really sets the group apart from their contemporaries. A few singers from The New Birth provide chorus vocals on a few tracks – but most of the set is instrumental, and the record's one we'd gladly stack next to our Meters albums on Josie or JBs classics on People. Every track's a gem – and titles include "Drumology", "Excuse Me While I Do My Thing", "Serenade for a Jive Turkey", "Happy Hooker", "Craaashing", "Damn", "Pee-Foul", and a sweet cover of "Valdez in the Country" that's been sampled at least once over the years! CD
(On the Dusty Groove label.)
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Nite-LitersA-Nal-Y-Sis ... CD
RCA/Dusty Groove, 1973. Used ... $4.99
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 ... LP
Mercury, 1974. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $8.99
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
(Cover has light wear.)
Also available Skin Tight (180 gram brown colored vinyl pressing) ... LP 23.99

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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.)
Also available Skin Tight ... LP 8.99

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OsibisaOsibirock ... LP
Warner, 1974. Very Good ... $3.99
A big crossover hit for Osibisa – a record that has the group softening up their groove slightly from the heady days of the Roger Dean album covers, yet still retaining enough Afro Funk to keep things interesting! If anything, the rhythms here are a bit pan-global – sometimes hard and heavy, sometimes lighter and more focused on the melodies of the tunes, especially on the catchier numbers – and instrumentation includes plenty of horns and percussion! Titles include "African Jive", We Belong", "Home Affairs", "Osibirock", and "Kelele". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner. Vinyl has a slight warp but plays fine.)

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Oscar Peterson5 Original Albums (Plays Count Basie/Portrait Of Frank Sinatra/Jazz Soul Of/Plays Porgy & Bess/West Side Story) (5CD set) ... CD
Verve (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 5 CDs ... $21.99
Five Verve albums from a stretch when the legendary Oscar Peterson was really hitting his stride – packaged here in a single collection, all in tiny LP-styled sleeves! First up is Oscar Peterson Plays Count Basie – which features Count Basie taken down a few notches – not in quality, but in terms of the size of the group – as Oscar really opens up some of the Count's standards in a whole new way, by playing them with a stripped-down quartet that features Herb Ellis on guitar, Ray Brown on bass, and Buddy Rich on drums. Given that Rich is working with the Peterson trio, their sound has a bit more bottom than on some other Verve sides from the time – grooving things nicely in a true Basie way, on a set of tunes that includes "Blues For Basie", "Broadway", "Topsy", "One O'Clock Jump", and "Jive At Five". On Jazz Portrait Of Frank Sinatra, Oscar pays tribute to Frank – but he uses his keys, not his voice – to come up with some great renditions of tunes from Sinatra's classic Capitol years! It's true that Peterson was known to vocalize on some sessions (most notably on his tribute to Nat King Cole, recorded a few years later) – but this album is straight trio grooving, with Peterson skipping soulfully over the keys of the piano, abetted by Ray Brown on bass and Ed Thigpen on drums – in a wonderfully-crafted set of tunes that includes "Witchcraft", "Come Dance With Me", "You Make Me Feel So Young", "All Of Me", "It Happened In Monterey", and "The Tender Trap". Jazz Soul Of Oscar Peterson is one of the first Peterson albums to ever feature "soul" in the title – added, no doubt, as a way of keeping up with Ray Bryant and other pianists making their name in the growing soul jazz field at the time! There's a groove here that's a bit harder than usual for Peterson on Verve – a heavier approach to rhythm on the keys, and a more focused trio formation – one that clearly sets a pace for albums to come in the 60s, but which must have been relatively striking to Peterson fans at this point. The trio here features Ray Brown on bass and Ed Thigpen on drums – and tracks are longer than usual, with some really great room to stretch out! Titles include "Liza", "Con Alma", "Close Your Eyes", "Maidens Of Cadiz", and "Woody'n You". Porgy & Bess is less an interpretation of Porgy & Bess than an extrapolation of its themes – one that lets the Peterson trio recraft the music into their own! Given that the Porgy & Bess theme had been explored heavily by many other jazz albums of the late 50s – due to the release of the film at the time – Peterson clearly knows he's got to take a different approach here, and manages to dissect the tunes in really unique ways – bringing in gentleness where it wasn't before, and finding space for new music between notes that are already familiar. Of course, it helps a lot that he's got Ray Brown on bass and Ed Thigpen on drums – as the album's almost a three-pronged melodic attack – with great versions of titles that include "Summertime", "I Got Plenty O Nuttin", "I Wants To Stay Here", "Oh Lawd I'm On My Way", "Bess You Is My Woman Now", and "Bess Oh Where's My Bess". Last up is the West Side Story score – but handled here by the great Oscar Peterson Trio – in ways that really push the tunes past their Broadway roots! The approach is tight, soulful, and filled with strong lines from Peterson on piano – plus bass by Ray Brown and drums from Ed Thigpen – that classic trio from the early 60s that came together in different ways than Oscar's group of the 50s. The set features an especially nice long take on "Jet Song" – plus versions of "Something's Coming", "Somewhere", "Tonight", "Maria", and "I Feel Pretty". CD
 
 
 



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