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Big ChiefPlatinum Jive (picture disc) ... LP
Capitol, 1994. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $1.99
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(Cover has light wear.)

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Soul BrothersJive Explosion ... LP
Earthworks, 1988. Very Good+ ... $1.99
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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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✨✧ Bill Holman & Mel Lewis QuintetJive For Five ... LP
Andex, 1958. Used ... Out Of Stock
Sublime small group work from tenor saxophonist Bill Holman – and a record that really lets him stretch out with some longer-than-usual solo work! Holman's working here as the co-leader with drummer Mel Lewis – in a group that also features trumpeter Lee Katzman, bassist Wilford Middlebrook, and pianist Jimmy Rowles. The head arrangements are quite tight, and remind us a lot of some of Holman's work on charts for larger bands – but as the longish tunes unfold, the solo work is extremely dexterous – and supported wonderfully by some fluid work on piano by Rowles. Titles include Holman's classic "Jive For Five", plus "The Beat Generation", "502 Blues Theme", and "Liza". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing with deep groove. Cover has splitting on the bottom seam.)
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Kool Moe DeeHow Ya Like Me Now ... LP
Jive, 1987. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Kool Moe Dee's second album – a benchmark moment in mid-to-late 80s solo rap – and definitely worth a post millennium revisit! The title cut is a prime relic of the Kool Moe Dee vs. LL Cool J battles back in the day, and that along with "Wild Wild West" are bonafide classic cuts – but the a lot of the lesser remembered tracks here are ultimately just as nice. Even though it's only his second album, Moe was a block rockin' veteren by this point, with an MC pedigree stretching back to Treacherous Three, and is probably his sharpest point. Other tracks include "Suckers", "Way Way Back", "No Respect", "Don't Dance", "I'm A Player" and "Get Paid". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Ruby TurnerParadise ... LP
Jive, 1990. Sealed ... $3.99
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WhodiniEscape ... LP
Jive, 1984. Very Good ... $8.99
The LP with their big hits. With the full versions of "Freaks Come Out at Night", "Friends", "Five Minutes of Funk". Also includes "Escape (I Need a Break)", "Big Mouth". With the keyboards and vocoder effects, it's hard to believe that this LP was produced by the same person, Larry Smith, who produced the first Run-DMC record. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh PrinceHe's The DJ, I'm The Rapper ... LP
Jive/Zomba, 1988. Used 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes the tracks "Live At Union Square", "DJ On The Wheels", "My Buddy", "Rhythm Trax House Party Style", "He's The DJ I'm The Rapper", "Hip Hop Dancers Theme", "Jazzy's In The House" and "Human Video Game". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeves.)

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✨✧ KRS-OneReturn Of The Boom Bap ... LP
Jive, 1993. Used 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
(In two separate black sleeves.)

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✨✧ MystikalTarantula ... LP
Jive, 2001. Used 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Probably the best full length album from the rugged, ragged, ragefully rhymin' Mystikal – a set that lacks a classic on par with "Shake Ya Ass", but still holds plenty of other hot productions by the then young-and-hungry Neptunes, Scott Storch, Rockwilder and KLC. Tracks include "Bouncin' Back", "Tarantula" feat Butch Cassidy, "If It Ain't Live, It Ain't Me", "P***y Crook", "Smoke One", "Big Truck Driver", "Alright", "I Get It Started" feat Meth & Red, "Go'Head", "That's The S**t" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Tribe Called QuestPeople's Instinctive Travels & The Paths Of Rhythm ... LP
Jive, 1989. Used 2LP (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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" and more seminal, jazzy middle school tracks finally on double LP! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available People's Instinctive Travels & The Paths Of Rhythm – 25th Anniversary Edition (with bonus tracks) ... CD 11.99
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Cannonball AdderleyPhenix ... LP
Fantasy, 1975. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $16.99
Sweet funky 70s work from Cannonball Adderley – a record that has him revisiting older tunes from his early soul jazz years – but in ways that give them a whole new electric vibe overall! The album's actually Cannonball's last full studio set, but it's also one of his greatest too – a very hip little record that features arrangements that are slightly bigger than before – almost a CTI sort of mode, with a similar CTI sense of space, sound, and timing! There's some great keyboards on the set – courtesy of George Duke and Mike Wolff – and other players include Nat Adderley on cornet, Airto on percussion, Sam Jones and Walter Booker on bass, and Louis Hayes and Roy McCurdy on drums. The keyboards lead off most numbers, but they're followed strongly by Cannon and Nat – both of whom open up wonderfully in the magical setting of the record! Titles include great new takes on "Sack O Woe", "Work Song", "Jive Samba", "74 Miles Away", "Walk Tall/Mercy Mercy Mercy", "Country Preacher", "Domination", and "This Here" – plus "Hi Fly" and "Hamba Nami". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Back DoorBack Door ... LP
Warner, 1973. Very Good Gatefold ... $11.99
A hard-jamming bit of jazz rock – with lots of free solo work on alto and soprano sax by Ron Aspery, and a pretty strong power-trio instrumental format from Tony Hicks on drums and Colin Hodgkinson on bass. The album's more jamming than it is funky, but there's some pretty great playing on the set – and overall, the whole thing sounds better than most albums of its type because the group never use vocals, just stick in a tight instrumental format – one that almost sounds like a rock take on the ESP sound at times! Titles include "Back Door", "Jive Grind", "Askin The Way", "Vienna Breakdown", "Plantagenet", and the Beastie Boys' sample track "Slivadiv"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ringwear.)

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✨✧ Count BasieStanding Ovation ... LP
Dot, 1969. Very Good+ ... $2.99
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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Harry EdisonSweetenings ... LP
Roulette, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Sweets blows it nice and sweet – in case you couldn't guess from the title – in a small group session that features some strong tenor work by Jimmy Forrest, plus drums by Charlie Persip, bass by Joe Benjamin, and piano by Kenny Drew. Titles include "Jive At Five", "Candy", "Harriet", "Pussy Willow", "If I Had You", and "Paradise". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing. Cover has a sticker spot.)

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Wynder K FrogOut Of The Frying Pan ... LP
United Artists, 1969. Very Good ... $9.99
Funky organ tracks by the keyboardist from the group Traffic! The record's got a very heavy Brit beat group sound – with a mix of the Jimmy McGriff Sue organ style that was so popular in the UK. The record's got a bit of rock-sounding tunes, but also some nice funky moments! Cuts include "Green Door", "Bad Eye", "Willie and the Hand Jive", "House that Jack Built", and "Harpsichord Shuffle". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring & edge wear.)

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✨✧ Peter Herbolzheimer Rhythm Combination & BrassHip Walk (Japanese pressing) ... LP
Philips (Japan), 1976. Near Mint- ... $49.99
One of the all-time funky MPS classics! Issued on Polydor immediately after the band moved to that label – but still always grouped with their MPS albums. The mighty Peter Herbolzheimer leads a classic lineup of the Rhythm & Brass combo through a tight set of shorter funky tracks – including a nice cover of "Superstition", and originals like "Hip Walk", "Stoned Cockattoo", "Nerve Wrecker", and "Spirit". Also features versions of "Jive Samba" and Herbie Hancock's "Butterfly". LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice Japanese pressing, with textured cover!)

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Frank Hunter & The HuntsmenWatermelon Man ... LP
Epic, 1963. Very Good ... $18.99
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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Willis JacksonJackson's Action ... LP
Prestige, 1964. Very Good+ ... $16.99
Lots and lots of action here – a stone cooker from tenorist Willis Jackson, who always seems to burn even stronger than usual in concert performance! The group is raw, rough, and plenty swinging – the great Pat Martino on guitar, Carl Wilson on organ, and Joe Hadrick on drums – plus additional trumpet from Frank Robinson, who really blasts out nicely in the frontline with Jackson! The rhythms are amazing – very snapping and catchy, with almost an early modal soul jazz vibe – and titles include a great long version of "Jive Samba", which sounds very similar to Jackson's amazing Prestige classic "Nother'n Like Thuther'n" – plus the cuts "I Wish You Love", "Monkey Hips", "Aw Right Do It", and "Jackson's Action". LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple label pressing. Cover has light wear & a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Lord BuckleyBad Rapping Of The Marquis De Sade ... LP
World Pacific, 1960. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Lord Buckley was one of the strangest comedians this side of the counterculture during the late 50s – and his talent is presented richly in this collection of lost recordings that were unearthed by World Pacific and presented in a hip late 60s package during a period when Buckley was having a bit of a revival. Stranger stuff you'll never hear on record – a mix of jive, camp, and beat sensibilities, recorded in Oakland in 1960. Titles include "The Chastity Belt", "Bad Rapping Of The Marquis De Sade", "H Bomb", and "His Majesty The Policeman". LP, Vinyl record album

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Rudy Ray Moore & The Soul Rebellion OrchestraDolemite (limited gatefold reissue) ... LP
Generation International/Relapse, 1975. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $14.99
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". Plus, this CD reissue is even more beautiful than the original vinyl – with a booklet chock full of notes and vintage photos – and 6 bonus tracks that include "Dolemite (with narration)", "Flatland (film version)", "Human Tornado", "Miss Wonderful", "Dolemite Radio Spot (version 1)", "Dolemite Radio Spot (version 2)", and "Human Tornado Radio Spot". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing.)

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✨✧ Thee MidnitersIn Thee Midnite Hour ... LP
Norton, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Hard-wailing grooves from Thee Midnighters – a great link between garage rock and Latino soul in mid 60s Los Angeles! The group have a sound that nicely bridge that gap between the Sunset Strip and some of the lesser-known acts of the East LA scene – a style that's got plenty of garagey guitars in the mix, but which also brings in some fairly soulful vocals as well – a blend that helped Thee Midnighters cross over big back in the 60s, and which still sounds plenty powerful today! This tasty set features some of the group's best singles on the Whittier and Chattachoochee label – with tracks that include "Whittier Blvd", "Jump Jive & Harmonize", "Love Special Delivery", "Gloria", "Welcome Home Darling", "Everybody Needs Somebody To Love", "Empty Heart", "Looking Out A Window", and "Thee Midnite Feeling". LP, Vinyl record album

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Llans Thelwell & The CelestialsLlans Plays It All ... LP
SOUL/Dub Store (Japan), Late 60s. Near Mint- (reissue)... $11.99
An excellent combo from 60s Jamaica – a group who are equally well skilled at soul, jazz, and a number of other styles too! The groove is less rocksteady than you might expect – although there's plenty of that in the rhythms – and at some level, these guys feel more like some cool group from the south who can serve up some wicked instrumentals with plenty of soul, then throw in a few vocals when the time is right! Leader Llans Thelwell plays guitar in the group, but allows plenty of room for the horn players to do their thing – and many of the cuts on the set were written by trumpeter Joe Bennett, who gets in some nice solos and handles the arrangements. Titles include "Jive Samba", "No Parking", "Pick Up The Pieces", "Mughead Ska", "El Bobo", and "Free For All". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Llans Plays It All ... LP 16.99

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Martha VelezMatinee Weepers ... LP
Sire, 1973. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Possibly the best album ever from vocalist Martha Velez – a female singer from the 70s, and one with an approach that was equal parts rock and soul! There's a nice punch to most of these tracks – a feel that's balanced well between familiar modes, and often supported with some great rhythms too – strong keyboards and drum parts that give the tunes a bit more kick than you might expect, and which almost push the record into the territory of Aussie soul singer Renee Geyer. The cut "Jive Elephant" begins with a great break on the intro – and other tracks include "Superficial Lover", "Last Battle On Earth", "Aggravation", "Revelation", and a version of "Mocking Bird". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, a light crease, and sticker spot.)
Also available Matinee Weepers ... CD 3.99

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✨✧ Quincy JonesNdeda ... LP
Mercury, 1972. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Despite the fact that this album's got an African-sounding name, and features a painting of Quincy in tribal garb, the album's actually a compilation of his 60's stuff for Mercury – which was not very Afro-funky, but which is still pretty darn groovy! The record's got his stunning cut "Soul Bossa Nova" (as used in Austin Powers!), plus lots of other groovy groovy stuff like "Jive Samba", "Lalo's Bossa Nova", "Rack 'em Up", "Harlem Drive", and "Gravy Waltz". Very nice stuff, and a great batch of material you can't find easily. LP, Vinyl record album

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

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✨✧ Ohio PlayersOhio Players Gold ... LP
Mercury, 1976. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A well-titled set – as it's the mid 70s, and the Ohio Players were certainly turning out a lot of gold! Their move to Mercury Records from the smaller indie Westbound was a real winning move – as it gave them a smoother soul feel that only expanded their groove, not restricted it! This tasty "best of" set features most of their top work from those years – with killer tunes that include "Love Rollercoaster", "Fire", "Skin Tight", "Who'd She Coo", "Feel The Beat", "I Want To Be Free", "Fopp", "Far East Mississippi", "Only A Child Can Love", "Jive Turkey (part 1)", and the great "Sweet Sticky Thing"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and a light stain.)

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✨✧ Johnny OtisJohnny Otis Show Live At Monterey ... LP
Epic, 1970. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Johnny's very much in his "revival" mode here – dipping back to his earlier R&B roots, and working with a host of famous older blues singers. The set's got vocals by Roy Milton, Roy Brown, Esther Phillips, Mighty Mouth Evans, Ivory Joe Hunter, Eddie Cleanhead Vinson, Margie Evans, and Big Joe Turner – and even though Shuggie Otis is on the album, the whole thing's a pretty bluesy affair overall. Titles include "Shuggie's Boogie", "Plastic Man", "Margie's Boogie", "Baby You Don't Know", "Little Esther's Blues", "RM Blues", "Goin Back To LA", "Willie & The Hand Jive", and "Since I Met You Baby". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original yellow label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Flora PurimButterfly Dreams ... LP
Milestone, 1974. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Pure vocal magic – featuring the lovely Flora Purim at the height of her California powers – working in a sublime mix of jazz, fusion, and Brazilian rhythms – a sound that she virtually invented! The group on the set is one of her greatest of the time – with players that include Joe Henderson, George Duke, and Stanley Clarke – coming together with some great Brazilian percussion from husband Airto. The tracks are tight and jazzy – and include "Light As A Feather", "Dr. Jive (parts 1 & 2)", "Butterfly Dreams", "Moon Dreams", and "Dindi". This is the stuff that virtually defined the Brazilian/American groove of the 70s – and it's still light years ahead of any of Flora's many imitators! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Harvey MandelRighteous ... LP
Philips, 1969. Used ... Out Of Stock
A very nice album of electric guitar groovers from a young Harvey Mandel! The record has less of the trippy dippy feel of Harvey's later albums – and instead has some nice tight jazzy arrangments, with his soulful guitar soloing over the top. Abe "Voco" Kesh produced the record – and it includes a very nice cover of "Jive Samba", plus the cuts "Poontang", "Boo Bee Doo", "Summer Sequence", "Short's Stuff", and "Just A Hair More". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Labels have some marker.)

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✨✧ Babs GonzalesLive At Small's Paradise (aka Sunday Afternoon At Small's Paradise With Babs Gonzales) ... LP
Chiaroscuro, 1963. Used ... Out Of Stock
A mad mad afternoon with the great Babs Gonzales – one of the hippest jazz singers ever! The set is one of Babs' best on records, and it features a mix of jazz vocals and hipster monologues that shows perfectly the mixture of talent and hustling that Babs used to make a name for himself in the New York scene. He's backed by a nice little combo that includes friends and songwriting partners like Horace Parlan, Clark Terry, and Johnny Griffin – and the set includes loads of great numbers like "Dem Jive New York People", "Keep An Ugly Woman", "Be Bop Santa Claus", and "Le Moody Mood Pour Amour". The whole thing's hung together with some great patter, and recorded in a way that shows the warm spirit of all the more famous folks who kept Babs going along during his glory years! This is the second pressing, on Chiarusco, but still a tough one to get a hold of! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wear, stains and a split top seam.)
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✨✧ Tom WaitsForeign Affairs ... LP
Asylum, 1977. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the stellar earlier albums from Tom Waits – with lots of slower, piano-led bluesy and jazzy ballads – on top of the jivey, gravelly charisma of his voice and songwriting. The mix of that gruff voice and the fairly pretty instrumentation is prime Waits, from this period. This is the 40s, 50s and 60s-inspired Waits at his near-finest. Includes "Cinny's Waltz", "Muriel", "I Never Talk To Strangers", "A Sight For Sore Eyes", "Barber Shop", Foreign Affair" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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