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Jive FiveI'm A Happy Man ... LP
United Artists, 1965. Very Good+ ... $18.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing – in nice shape!)

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

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Jive FiveTheir Greatest Hits ... LP
Collectables, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Titles include the sublime "My True Story" – plus "When I Was Single", "Never Never", "Hurry Back", "Johnny Never Knew", "Rain", "These Golden Rings", and "Hully Gully Callin Time". LP, Vinyl record album

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

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

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✨✧ VariousSoul Safari Presents Township Jive & Kwela Jazz 1940 to 1960 ... LP
Ubuntu (Netherlands), 1940s/1950s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A very cool collection of work from the South African scene – and almost all of it from the start of the 60s, despite the way the title is listed! Apart from one 1940 track, most of the music here comes from 1960 – a pivotal year when South African music was really growing up – pulling together rootsy elements and inflecting them with some of the key changes happening in the scene in the wake of rich developments in jazz – including big influences from the modernists who would move onto work in Europe and the UK just a few years later. Many numbers here have a leaping, joyous sort of groove – often with a key instrument in the lead voice – such as a tenor, flute, whistle, or trumpet – often upfront in the mix even more than the vocals. Titles include "7 Up Swing" by Abafana Flute Jive, "Nanku" by Doris Mkhize & The Cement Mixers, "Inhliziyo Yam" by Cowboy Superman & His Cowboy Sisters, "Tholi Bare" by Lulu Sibeko & Sedgewick Brothers, "Sophtown Special" by Sophtown Cool Seven, "Kwela Rich" by Richard Nombali, and "Saya Vuma" by Sample Siroqo. LP, Vinyl record album

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Lionel HamptonLionel Hampton Vol 2 – The Jumpin Jive – The All Star Groups 1937 to 1939 ... CD
RCA/Bluebird, Late 30s. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Joe NewmanJive At Five ... LP
Prestige/Swingville, Early 60s. Very Good- ... $19.99
Joe blows it strong and mellow – in this spare swinging group that includes Frank Wess on tenor, Tommy Flanagan on piano, Eddie Jones on bass, and Oliver Jackson on drums. Tracks are warm and unpressured, more in a Verve mode than a Prestige one – and titles include "Wednesday's Blues", "Jive At Five", "Taps Miller", and "Cuein The Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Maroon label Swingville pressing. Cover has a split top seam & spine.)

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OriolesJubilee Jive – Rockin' With The Orioles ... CD
Jubilee/Sequel (UK), Early 50s. Used ... $5.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Johnny OtisLizzie & The Hand Jive/Fonkitup ... 12-inch
Red Hot, Mid 80s. Near Mint- ... $0.99
A surprisingly great funk single from the later years of Johnny Otis! "Fonkitup" is the cut here – almost a P-Funk-styled number! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Buddy TateAll Star Jive At Five ... CD
Storyville (Denmark), 1975. Used ... $6.99
Buddy Tate on the relatively trad side of the spectrum – but still blowing here with that wonderfully deep tone that we love on his famous tenor! The set features a group named as The Buddy Tate All Starts – a combo that also features Doc Cheatham on trumpet, Vic Dickenson on trombone, and Johnny Guarnieri on piano! As you'd guess from the lineup, there's an undercurrent of trad in the session – but all players certainly show off some more contemporary leanings in their solos – with modern edges that really show the different sort of sound you'd get from players like this in the 70s. Titles include "Constantly", "Jive At Five", "Sweethearts On Parade", and "I Never Knew". CD
(Out of print original CD pressing, not a CDr.)
Also available All Star Jive At Five (with bonus tracks) ... CD 9.99

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Buddy TateAll Star Jive At Five (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Storyville/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $9.99
Buddy Tate on the relatively trad side of the spectrum – but still blowing here with that wonderfully deep tone that we love on his famous tenor! The set features a group named as The Buddy Tate All Starts – a combo that also features Doc Cheatham on trumpet, Vic Dickenson on trombone, and Johnny Guarnieri on piano! As you'd guess from the lineup, there's an undercurrent of trad in the session – but all players certainly show off some more contemporary leanings in their solos – with modern edges that really show the different sort of sound you'd get from players like this in the 70s. Titles include "Constantly", "Jive At Five", "Sweethearts On Parade", and "I Never Knew". Also features a few bonus alternate takes. CD
Also available All Star Jive At Five ... CD 6.99

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✨✧ Clark Terry & CollageProfessor Jive ... LP
Inner City, 1976. Very Good+ ... $2.99
A very hip record – one that really surprised us! The cover and title are a bit hokey, but underneath, the album's a complicated session of modern and experimental tracks – with a feel that recalls some of Max Roach's most creative work of the early 60s. The group is made up of players from the Boston Symphony, who work in rhythms and strings that have a lot of angular twists and turns, painting in lines of Dolphy-esque poetry while Terry solos over the top, and even verbalizes in a style that you might have heard on an early Mingus album. The whole thing's a real killer – and were it packaged in a different cover, and released in the 60s, it would be a modern classic that you'd be popping down a lot of cash for! Titles include "First Movement – Riffs", "Second Movement – Biffs", and "Third Movement – Whiffs". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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VariousNo Jive – Authentic Southern Country Blues ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s. New Copy ... $10.99 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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✨✧ 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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✨✧ Joe NewmanJive At Five ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1960. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Joe blows it strong and mellow – in this spare swinging group that includes Frank Wess on tenor, Tommy Flanagan on piano, Eddie Jones on bass, and Oliver Jackson on drums. Tracks are warm and unpressured, more in a Verve mode than a Prestige one – and titles include "Wednesday's Blues", "Jive At Five", "Taps Miller", and "Cuein The Blues". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Jive At Five ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ Johnny Otis ShowWillie And The Hand Jive/Ring-A-Ling ... 7-inch
Capitol, Late 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a small sticker.)

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✨✧ VariousJump N Jive – Hippest Jive Tunes From Post War America ... CD
Aladdin/Capitol, 1940s/1950s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Music from Louis Prima, Louis Jordan, T Bone Walker, Jay McShann, Nat King Cole, Amos Milburn,Charles Brown, Julia Lee, Clyde Bernhardt & Illinois Jacquet. CD
(Out of print.)
 
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✨✧ DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh PrinceYou Saw My Blinker (lp, lynn tolliver's radio edit) ... 12-inch
Jive, 1992. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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Groove ArmadaGoodbye Country (Hello Nightclub) ... CD
Jive Electro, 2001. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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R KellyI Wish (album, radio edit)/Homie Lover Friend (lookin for my homie mix, inst) ... 12-inch
Jive, 2000. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $1.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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R KellyYou Remind Me Of Something (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Jive, 1995. Very Good ... $1.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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Kool Moe DeeKool Moe Dee (with bonus track) ... CD
Jive/Traffic, 1986. New Copy ... $5.99 16.98
The classic first solo album from Kool Moe Dee – pivotal solo rap from the onetime Treacherous Three rhyme slinger – formative stuff that works nearly as well, to our ears anyway, as his platinum breakout How You Like Me Now! 9 tracks on the original album: "Go See The Doctor", "Do You Know What Time It Is", "I'm Kool Moe Dee", "Dumb Dick (Richard)", "Monster Crack", "Little Jon", "The Best" and "Rock Steady". This great, necessary reissue has the bonus "Go See The Doctor (Uncensored Version)". CD

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Pooh ManFunky As I Wanna Be (LP, video, inst) ... 12-inch
Jive, 1992. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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Shaquille O'NealNo Hook (radio, niles flip da scrip, waterbed rmx, RZA's rmx, niles radio rmx)/So U Wanna Be Hardcore ... 12-inch
Jive, 1995. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Produced by the RZA, guest rhymes by Method Man. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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Smoke CityFlying Away ... CD
Jive/Zomba (Germany), 1997. Used ... $7.99
... CD

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✨✧ Britney SpearsKey Cuts From Remixed ... 12-inch
Jive, 2001. Near Mint- ... $1.99
Includes remixes of "Toxic", "Touch Of My Hands", "Me Against The Music" and "Breathe On Me". 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a stickered sleeve.)

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Too ShortBurn Rubber (explicit, clean, inst, acapella) ... 12-inch
Jive, 2003. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo, in a stickered sleeve.)

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Too ShortKeep Bouncin' (clean, inst, dirty) ... 12-inch
Jive, 2006. Near Mint- ... $0.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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Too ShortShorty The Pimp ... CD
Jive, 1992. Used ... $3.99
A bit past his prime, but still slangin funky bay area pimp tracks, including "Step Daddy", "So You Want To Be A Gangster", "I Want To Be Free", "In The Trunk", "Something To Ride To" and "Hoes". CD

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Too ShortYou Nasty (clean, main, inst)/She Know (main) ... 12-inch
Jive, 2000. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $0.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Tribe Called QuestMidnight Marauders ... LP
Jive, 1993. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 20.98
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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Tribe Called QuestWe Got It From Here – Thank You 4 Your Service ... CD
Jive, 2016. New Copy ... $12.99
A hell of a comeback for Tribe Called Quest – maybe one of the best musical comebacks ever, and a fantastic reminder of why we loved the group so much in the first place! 18 years have passed since we last heard from the trio (now, sadly, a duo) – and that time only seems to have sharpened their sound, and given them a more powerful presence than ever! Everything we loved about them is still very firmly in place – that sense of collaboration, almost improvisation in a jazz-like way, and those moments of surprise and wonder at all the deft turns they can take in a short space. Yet there's also a new edge – one that might be even more powerful in this highly politicized moment in American history – a bite that the group never had before, and a larger social agenda that makes all of their incredible skills even more amazing, when focused on a target. We've certainly missed them – but the album's also well worth the wait! Titles include "Black Spasmodic", "The Donald", "The Space Program", "We The People", "Solid Wall Of Sound", "Dis Generation", "Kids", "Melatonin", "Enough", "Movin Backwards", and "The Killing Season". CD
Also available We Got It From Here – Thank You 4 Your Service (with download) ... LP 28.99

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Tribe Called QuestWe Got It From Here – Thank You 4 Your Service (with download) ... LP
Jive, 2016. New Copy 2LP ... $28.99 29.98
A hell of a comeback for Tribe Called Quest – maybe one of the best musical comebacks ever, and a fantastic reminder of why we loved the group so much in the first place! 18 years have passed since we last heard from the trio (now, sadly, a duo) – and that time only seems to have sharpened their sound, and given them a more powerful presence than ever! Everything we loved about them is still very firmly in place – that sense of collaboration, almost improvisation in a jazz-like way, and those moments of surprise and wonder at all the deft turns they can take in a short space. Yet there's also a new edge – one that might be even more powerful in this highly politicized moment in American history – a bite that the group never had before, and a larger social agenda that makes all of their incredible skills even more amazing, when focused on a target. We've certainly missed them – but the album's also well worth the wait! Titles include "Black Spasmodic", "The Donald", "The Space Program", "We The People", "Solid Wall Of Sound", "Dis Generation", "Kids", "Melatonin", "Enough", "Movin Backwards", and "The Killing Season". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)
Also available We Got It From Here – Thank You 4 Your Service ... CD 12.99

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✨✧ 2 Too ManyWhere's The Party? (jazzy smut mix, lp/radio mix, jazzy's smut radio, jazzy's smut inst) ... 12-inch
Jive, 1992. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $1.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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UGK (Underground Kingz)Use Me Up (LP, ext rmx, ghetto jeep rmx, hip hop rmx, LP inst) ... 12-inch
Jive, 1992. Near Mint- ... $7.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickerd sleeve.)

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WhodiniAny Way I Gotta Swing It (lp, ext, 7")/Swing It ... 12-inch
Jive, 1989. Very Good ... $1.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo.)

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Charlie WilsonCharlie, Last Name, Wilson ... CD
Jive/Zomba, 2005. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Copy controlled CD.)
 
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Count BasieCount Basie Story ... CD
Roulette/EMI, 1960. Used 2 CDs ... $11.99
Count Basie rewrites history – updating his older work for the Roulette Records years, in this hip collection that features lots of new arrangements from Frank Foster – and rich performances from his great group at the time! The recordings are all new, as are the conceptions of the tunes – so there seems to be even more syncopated swing in the rhythms than on any of the older takes on the material – that fresh sound that the group grew into with Neal Hefti – still going strong here in Foster's hands. So although the tunes are Basie classics – and classics from other bands of the 30s and 40s – the performances and solos are plenty fresh! Titles include "Swinging The Blues", "Out The Window", "Texas Shuffle", "Down For Double", "Lester Leaps In", "Topsy", "Taps Miller", "Shorty George", "Jive At Five", and "Dogging Around". CD

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Ruby Braff, George Wein/Bob Brookmeyer & Al CohnJazz At Storyville 1 (Jazz At The Boston Arts Festival/Bob Brookmeyer Featuring Al Cohn) ... LP
Storyville/Trio (Japan), 1954. Near Mint- ... $11.99
A Japanese-only album – one that brings together two rare 10" jazz sessions for the Storyville label in Boston! First up is Jazz At The Boston Arts Festival – a great set of trad jazz grooves from the Boston scene of the 50s – recorded with an easygoing groove that's totally great, and put together by George Wein in the same spirit as some of his better-known live events of the time! Players include Ruby Braff on trumpet, Vic Dickenson and Dick Lefave on trombones, Al Drootin on clarinet, Sam Margolis on tenor, Buzzy Drootin on drums, and Wein himself on piano – and the tunes are open-ended swing-based numbers, with titles that include "High Society", "You Took Advantage Of Me", "Swinging The Blues", "At The Jazz Band Ball", and "After You've Gone". The second half of the album is even better – the great 10" session Bob Brookmeyer Featuring Al Cohn – a great early session from trombonist Bob Brookmeyer – recorded with a light easy swing that's similar to his mid 50s work with Stan Getz, and in a format that's possibly more relaxed overall! This time around, Bob's working with Al Cohn on tenor – a nice choice for the date, and a player who gives the record a different feel than the more famous Getz/Brookmeyer combination of the time. The rest of the group includes John Williams on piano, Frank Isola on bass, and Bill Anthony on drums – and there's some great interplay between Cohn's tenor and Bob's trombone – the latter of which has that trademark compressed sound throughout! Titles include "Jive At Five", "In The Mode", "Skylark", and "Open Country". LP, Vinyl record album
(With obi & insert.)

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Bob BrookmeyerBob Brookmeyer & Friends (expanded edition) ... CD
Columbia/Legacy (France), 1965. New Copy ... About March 3, 2017
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
Also available Bob Brookmeyer & Friends (expanded edition) ... CD 8.99

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Bob BrookmeyerBob Brookmeyer & Friends (expanded edition) ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1965. Used ... $8.99
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, BMG music club pressing.)

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✨✧ Ronnie DysonMore You Do It ... LP
Columbia, 1976. Very Good ... $1.99
Ronnie Dyson works here with the 70s hit soul team of Chuck Jackson and Marvin Yancy – the pair who brought great sound to Natalie Cole, and who work some similar magic with Ronnie! The album was recorded in Chicago – partially at Curtom – and has arrangements from Gene Barge, Gene Page, and Richard Evans – all of whom bring a fullness to the record that's a nice change from Dyson's more fragile work of earlier years. Some of the best cuts have a gentle midtempo groove that's almost like Leroy Hutson – warm, and never slick – very personal, and stepping along nicely. Titles include "The More You Do It", "You & Me", "Jive Talkin", "Close To You", "Love Won't Let Me Wait", and "Lovin Feelin". LP, Vinyl record album

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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 ... $10.99 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 ... $13.99
There's no boundaries here – as the piano of Antonio Farao is pretty darn dynamic – cascading into action right from the very start of the record, in this mode that's angular and modern, but surprisingly warm as well! Farao has a really nice sense of balance in his music – he's clearly a player with a strong knowledge of the best realms of the outside spectrum of jazz – but he also has a sense of swing, too – a bit like the post-new thing era of Blue Note – when musicians like Herbie Hancock or Wayne Shorter could explore the darker reaches of sound, but still with a good sense of soul. Farao's helped strongly in this pursuit by Martin Gjakonovsky on bass, Mauro Beggio on drums, and Mauro Negri on tenor and soprano sax – and Luigi Di Nunzio joins the group on alto for two tracks. Titles include "Maiden Voyage", "Not Easy", "Coolfunk", "Around Phrygian", and "Hand Jive". CD

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✨✧ Wynder K FrogOut Of The Frying Pan (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
United Artists/Vivid (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $29.99
A lost Hammond classic – from organist Mick Weaver, who famously worked with the group Traffic! This set's a lot different than the work he did in that band, though – as the album's all instrumental, and has a quick-stepping, all-soul sound that's a lot like the best Jimmy McGriff organ jazz albums on Sue Records – mixed with maybe a bit of the mod sound of London at the time! Tunes are tight and short, but pack plenty of punch – and the album also features great work on saxes from Chris Mercer and Dick Heckstall-Smith. Titles include "Green Door", "Bad Eye", "Willie & The Hand Jive", "House That Jack Built", "Gasoline Alley", and "Harpsichord Shuffle". CD

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

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✨✧ Babs GonzalesTales Of Manhattan – The Cool Philosophy Of Babs Gonzales ... LP
Jaro, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $7.99
One of the greatest albums ever by the consummate jazz hipster – Babs Gonzales! Babs was part singer, part poet, and part philosophy – working in a jive-heavy style that was filled with inside jokes on the New York jazz scene of the postwar years – and peopled with odd characters from that scene, including musicians, hustlers, hookers, and small-time crooks. Babs speaks and sings on the set, backed by arrangements from Melba Liston, played by a small combo that includes Kenny Burrell, Peck Morrison, and Roy Haynes. The whole thing's great – one of the best blends of hipster jive and jazz ever – and titles include "Dem Resolution Liars", "The Hat Box Chicks", "Dem Jive New Yorkers", "The Squares", and "The Cool Cat's Philosophy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue pressing.)
Also available Tales Of Manhattan – The Cool Philosophy Of Babs Gonzales ... LP 9.99

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✨✧ Babs GonzalesTales Of Manhattan – The Cool Philosophy Of Babs Gonzales ... LP
Jaro, Late 50s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
One of the greatest albums ever by the consummate jazz hipster – Babs Gonzales! Babs was part singer, part poet, and part philosophy – working in a jive-heavy style that was filled with inside jokes on the New York jazz scene of the postwar years – and peopled with odd characters from that scene, including musicians, hustlers, hookers, and small-time crooks. Babs speaks and sings on the set, backed by arrangements from Melba Liston, played by a small combo that includes Kenny Burrell, Peck Morrison, and Roy Haynes. The whole thing's great – one of the best blends of hipster jive and jazz ever – and titles include "Dem Resolution Liars", "The Hat Box Chicks", "Dem Jive New Yorkers", "The Squares", and "The Cool Cat's Philosophy". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Tales Of Manhattan – The Cool Philosophy Of Babs Gonzales ... LP 7.99

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Peter Herbolzheimer Rhythm Combination & BrassMasterpieces – The Powerhouse Sound Of The 70s ... CD
MPS (Germany), Early 70s. Used ... $11.99
A fantastic collection of funky big band work! Peter Herbolzheimer may not be a household name in the US, but in Germany, he was one of the funkiest leaders and arrangers during the 70s. His classic recordings on MPS have been a huge influence on the likes of Gilles Peterson, Monday Michiru, United Future Organization, and many other modern groovers – and he had an amazing talent for mixing together a large number of players with the tightness of a funky small combo. This set features a wide range of tracks from albums issued during the years 1972 to 1977 – just about all of which are totally rare on wax. Titles include "Corean Chick", "Neosho", "My Kind Of Sunshine", "Jive Samba", "Con Alma", "The Mixolydian Highlander", "Wheeler's Choice", and "Butterfly". 11 tracks in all – and a nice mix of funk, jazz, and grooves! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Thad Jones & Mel LewisCentral Park North ... CD
Blue Note/EMI, 1969. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Excellent work from the team of Thad Jones and Mel Lewis – arguably one of their best albums from the late 60s, and a set that's got some really great funky big band numbers! There's a nice bouncing groove to the group that they normally don't have – possibly because Richard Davis is playing some Fender bass on the set, which brings in a nice focus on the bottom end – and the best numbers have a sock-soul feel that's in the best late 60s large group soul jazz mode! Titles include "Tow Away Zone", "Jive Samba", "The Groove Merchant", and "Central Park North". CD
(Out of print original CD pressing – not a CDr.)
Also available Central Park North (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 6.99

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Thad Jones & Mel LewisCentral Park North (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Solid State (Japan), 1969. Used Gatefold ... $6.99
Excellent work from the team of Thad Jones and Mel Lewis – arguably one of their best albums from the late 60s, and a set that's got some really great funky big band numbers! There's a nice bouncing groove to the group that they normally don't have – possibly because Richard Davis is playing some Fender bass on the set, which brings in a nice focus on the bottom end – and the best numbers have a sock-soul feel that's in the best late 60s large group soul jazz mode! Titles include "Tow Away Zone", "Jive Samba", "The Groove Merchant", and "Central Park North". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Charles KynardYour Mama Don't Dance ... LP
Mainstream, 1973. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Funky organ and plenty of vamping – a really tight little set from the mighty Charles Kynard – who's working here with a really wide-ranging command of the keyboard! As with some of the other Mainstream Records sessions of the time, the backings here are somewhat full – arranged and conducted by Richard Fritz with a style that's almost soundtrack funk at points, but which still has a more jazzy feel overall – thanks to the space given to Kynard's organ solos, and to backings from players who include George Bohannon on trombone, Arthur Adams on guitar, and Paul Humphrey on drums. The set features a surprising cover of Joe Quarterman's classic "I Got So Much Trouble On My Mind" – one that's almost as funky as the vocal original – plus "The World Is A Ghetto", "Superstition", "Zambezi", "Summer Breeze", "Momma Jive", and "You've Got It Bad Girl". LP, Vinyl record album

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

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

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

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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.)
 
 
 



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