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Jive FiveI'm A Happy Man ... LP
United Artists, 1965. Very Good+ ... $11.99
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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✨✧ VariousSoul Safari Presents Township Jive & Kwela Jazz Vol 4 – Rare Gems From The Ilam Archives 1940 to 1965 ... LP
Ubuntu (Netherlands), 1940s/1950s/Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wonderful wave of music from key years on the South African scene – a time when the postwar influence of other styles were coming into play with local elements – and creating some really fantastic sounds overall! There's a strong dose of jazz and jump blues in some of the performances here – but the overall execution is quite different than the American variety – as the music often has a very different rhythmic approach, and brings in more African styles on guitar, flute, and even some of the vocal cadence as well! The blend is extremely haunting – and a great precursor to the generation of Hugh Masekela and Miriam Makeba, two artists who brought the South African sound to a larger audience in the 60s. All cuts here are from rare 78s from ILAM archives – and titles include "Battle Of The Flues" by Black Duke & Peter Makana, "Egoli Zinyozi" by Alfred Dlezi & Dlamini, "Sabela" by Maphela, "Stamkoko" by Izintombi Zesi Manje Manje, "Asinamali" by Alabama Kids, "Lizzy" by Mississippi Brothers, "Ukhiye" by Susan Gabashane & Her Honeybees, and "Black John" by Peter Makana. 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 deep groove pressing – vinyl is beautiful! Cover has a bit of light aging, but no splits and is nice overall.)
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✨✧ Flock Of SeagullsFlock Of Seagulls ... LP
Jive/Arista, 1982. Very Good ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Flock Of SeagullsStory Of A Young Heart ... LP
Jive, 1984. Very Good ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ R Kelly & Jay-ZBest Of Both Worlds – clean promo version ... LP
Jive/Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam, 2002. Near Mint- 2LP ... $4.99
A monumental meeting of the majors – R Kelly and Jay Z, Jive and Def Jam, in a landmark record. Tracks include "Take You Home With Me aka Body", "Get This Money", "Best Of Both Worlds", "Naked", "It Ain't Personal", "Shake Ya Body" featuring Lil Kim, "The Streets", "Shorty", "Green Light" featuring Beanie Sigel, and "P***y" featuring Devin The Dude. LP, Vinyl record album
(In a plain sleeve.)

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R Kelly & Jay-ZUnfinished Business ... LP
Jive, 2004. Near Mint- 2LP ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert.)

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KRS-OneReturn Of The Boom Bap ... LP
Jive, 1993. Near Mint- 2LP ... $29.99
The Return Of The Boom Bap, but the first proper KRS-One solo LP – with production by Premier and Kid Capri – one that finds him quite conciously and capably moving on preachier mode of some of the later Boogie Down Productions cuts! KRS really does sound energized and invigorated on the best tracks here, and even the cuts we found forgettable back in the day sound a lot stronger in hindsight. Quality doesn't go out of style. Includes "Outta Here", "I Can't Wake Up", "Black Cop", the still incredible "Sound Of The Police", "Stop Frontin', "Higher Level", "Mad Crew", "Uh Oh", "Hip Hop Vs Rap" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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MystikalTarantula ... LP
Jive, 2001. Near Mint- 2LP ... $4.99
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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WhodiniEscape ... LP
Jive, 1984. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
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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✨✧ Kool Moe DeeHow Ya Like Me Now ... LP
Jive, 1987. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
(Includes the printed inner sleeve with infamous report card.)

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✨✧ Mobb DeepAmerikaz Nightmare ... LP
Infamous/Jive, 2004. Used 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Tracks include "Amerikaz Nightmare", "Win Or Lose", "Flood The Block", "Dump" with Nate Dogg, "Real Gangstaz" with Lil' Jon, "One Of Ours Part II" with Jadakiss, "Got It Twisted", "When Uhear The. . .", "Real Ni**az", "We Up" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(On marbled grey vinyl. Cover has lightly bent corners and marker through the barcode.)
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Jose FelicianoJust Wanna Rock N Roll ... LP
RCA, 1975. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
A bit of the rock n roll you might expect from the title, but an album that's still also very firmly in the best spirit of Jose Feliciano's early 70s classics for RCA! The title element seems to come through in stronger use of electric guitar than before – which makes for less of Jose's acoustic, folksy musings – but at the best moments, this guitar is used to bring in a bit more funk, and a bit more bite as well – working some good soulful elements on some of the album's best tracks. The album's got a great cover of "I Can't Get Next To You", which is done with some great Fender Rhodes riffing – plus a remake of Marvin Gaye's "Ain't That Peculiar", done with strong bass work – and Jose's own Latiny groover "Affirmation", which has more acoustic work than other cuts. Other tracks include "Not That Kind Of Guy", "Suspicions", "Marie", "Thank God", "Twilight Time", and "No Jive". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout notch & some wear.)

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Willis JacksonJackson's Action ... LP
Prestige, 1964. Very Good ... $19.99
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
(Blue label pressing. Cover has light wear and a touch of pen on the back.)

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Jo JonesJo Jones Trio ... LP
Everest, 1959. Good+ ... $3.99
A real classic from drummer Jo Jones – and the kind of a spare session that really lets his work on drums come to the forefront! Jo's working here with Ray Bryant on piano and brother Tommy Bryant on bass – in a mode that's got some of the soulful undercurrents of the Bryant recordings of the time, but which is also a bit more rhythmically-oriented – in a way that let's Jones' swinging skills dominate a bit more. Titles include "Jive At Five", "Greensleeves", "Philadelphia Bound", "I Got Rhythm", "Bebop Irishman", and "Little Susie". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, missing the heavy inner sleeve. Cover has some wear. Vinyl plays with noise and clicks.)

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BB KingHis Best – The Electric BB King ... LP
Bluesway, Late 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $12.99
BB King at his late 60s best – working here in the company of producers Johnny Pate and Quincy Jones, and serving up a great blend of blues and soul in the process! The set's less a "best of", than a collection of ABC work that doesn't seem to be on the other full albums of the time – mostly produced by Johnny Pate, with those great Chicago soul touches that helped his work with King really cross new boundaries – and finally give BB the kind of full, forceful approach that Bobby Blue Bland had been getting for years. The Quincy Jones cuts are two from the soundtrack to For Love Of Ivy – both pretty groovy, with a socking soul punch – and titles on the full album include "Tired Of Your Jive", "Don't Answer The Door", "The BB Jones", "Paying The Cost To Be The Boss", "All Over Again", "I Don't Want You Cutting Off Your Hair", "Sweet Sixteen", "Meet My Happiness", and "You Put It On Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Charles MingusShoes Of The Fisherman's Wife ... LP
Columbia, 1959/1971/1988. Near Mint- ... $7.99
80's reissue that brings together tracks from two different Mingus Columbia sessions – one from 1959, and one from 1971. The '71 material is the extended "Shoes of The Fisherman's Wife Are Some Jive Ass Slippers", which is one of Mingus' best works from the decade. The other tracks are shorter, and were originally presented in edited form on the Mingus Dynasty album – but they're offered here in longer versions that include the previously-edited material. Titles include "Song With Orange", "Slop", and "Gunslinging Bird". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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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 a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Joe Turner & Pete JohnsonJoe Turner & Pete Johnson ... LP
EmArcy, Mid 40s. Very Good- ... $19.99
A collection of 40s sides by the Kansas City team of singer Joe Turner and pianist Pete Johnson – recorded a few years after their initial rise to fame in the 30s, but still very much at the height of their early powers! The style is bluesy jazz – with Johnson providing the core groove on piano, and Joe singing over the top in that amazing tone of his. Titles include "SK Blues", "Johnson & Turner Blues", "Howlin Winds", "Watch That Jive", "Doggin The Blues", "Rocks In My Bed", and "Nobody In Mind". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label drummer logo pressing with deep groove. Cover has some seam splitting, discoloration from age, and a Emarcy Collector' Series sticker on back.)

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VariousJukebox Mambo 2 – Rumba & Afro-Latin Accented Rhythm & Blues 1949 to 1960 (6 x 10" albums – plus book & bonus tracks) ... LP
Juke Box Jam (UK), Late 40s/1950s/Early 60s. Sealed ... $29.99
The great second volume of this genre-defining series – a set that looks at a really unique strain of R&B in the 50s – a special sort of groove that mixed together jazz, Latin, and other soulful styles! There's plenty of percussion on most of these numbers, but there's also lots of bluesy elements too – electric guitar, tenor, and firey piano – mixed with soulful vocals that leap wonderfully out of the vivid arrangements – at a level that really makes these tunes pretty darn unique! Some cuts have a vibe that's like jump blues, taking a drink of 50s Latin – while others almost have a Spanish Harlem sort of hybrid, but years before the later Latin Soul scene – a really vibrant mix of modes that keeps things exciting throughout. Titles include "All I Have Is You" by Johnny Oliver, "I Love Your Many Ways" by Lincoln Chase, "Calypso Blues" by Zilla Mayes, "Jimmy's Jive" by Jimmy Nolen, "All Night Long" by Four Blazes, "She Wants To Mambo" by The Chanters, "Satisfied" by Billy Emerson, "Chano" by Ron Rico with Sax Kari, "Later Gator" by Freddie Mitchell, "Denga Denga" by Ashton Savoy, "Gee I Love You" by John McKinnye & The Premiers, and "Summertime" by Red Saunders. Totally amazing package, too – in an "album", like a set of vintage 78s – with 6 pieces of 10" vinyl that play at 45rpm for excellent sound, and a very cool booklet of notes, too. Also includes four tracks not on the other 2LP or CD sets! LP, Vinyl record album
(Still in the outer shipping box.)

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VariousMan Chest Hair – 17 Outbursts Of Unreleased Testosterone From The 1970s Mancunian Rock Underground ... LP
Finders Keepers (UK), 1970s. Near Mint- 2LP ... $19.99
A weird sort of title – until you realize it's a play on the name of the city of Manchester, where most of this work originates – and where the testosterone must have been running high during the 70s, when most of these tunes were cut! The music here represents a world hardly heard from before – a British underground in the years after Deep Purple – rich in fuzz, and heavy on drums – making music that easily rivals the badass power of most of the bigger British groups of the time – and which often has an undercurrent of funk at the bottom too! That funky element is definitely at play on the track selection here, too – as you might expect with Finders Keepers at the helm – the folks who've given us fuzzy funky nuggets from around the globe, and have turned back towards home to dig up these mostly unreleased gems! Titles include "Windy Day" by Greasy Bear, "Hunt The Stag" by Stack Waddy, "Ten Days Gone" by Urbane Gorilla, "Crocadilla" by Spider Jive, "Come On In" by Slipped Disc, "Seven Stars" by Plasma, "Johnny" by Socrates, and "Is This Really Me" by JC Heavy. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousRoots Of Rock N Roll ... LP
Savoy, 1950s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
2LP set that brings together early R&B sides recorded for the Savoy label – not really rock and roll as the title might imply, but a good set of cuts that's sort of an overview of the label's classic hits in the pre-soul universe! Includes the sublime "Bad Boy" by The Jive Bombers, plus "Misery", "Lost In A Dream", and "Head Hunter" by Johnny Otis; "Hot Rod" and "Cornbread" by Hal Singer; "Marie", "Count Every Star", and "Old Man River" by The Ravens; "Candy" and "Mean To Me" by Big Maybelle, and "The Hucklebuck" by Paul Williams. Lots more obscure stuff, too – and a good set of notes! LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Wolfgang DaunerRischkas Soul ... LP
Brain (Germany), 1972. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic album from German keyboard giant Wolfgang Dauner – and maybe one of the few to perfectly balance both his soul jazz roots and his later trippier style! The music here is very groovy – much more in the mode of MPS Records electric jazz sets of the time than you'd guess from the album's placement on Brain Records – and the lineup features incredible work from Sigi Schwab on guitar – who can be open and spacious at some points, but then really jam with a groove at others! Likewise, the bassist Eberhard Weber can provide a lot of propulsion when needed, but also lay back and bow his cello in a more ECM-like way – and the album's two drummers, Fred Braceful and Roland Wittich, both show an equally deft ability to change up the groove! The real superstar, though, is the mighty Dauner – who plays piano, organ, and keyboards, plus a sweet bit of flute too – on tracks that include "Reading Machine", "Kamasutram", "Blues Far Out", "Flute Woman", and a freaky fuzzy take on Cannonball Adderley's "Jive Samba". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing – green label pressing!)
Also available Rischkas Soul ... LP 23.99

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✨✧ Flora Purim500 Miles High At Montreux ... LP
Milestone, 1974. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Flora Purim's 70s classics – an album recorded with that soaring breezy vocal style that she virtually invented – heard here before it got too old, and too copied by other singers! The set's a live one, filled with lots of energy – and recorded before a very enthusiastic crowd at the 1974 Montreux Jazz Fest. Players include David Amaro on guitar, Pat Rebillot and Wagner Tiso on electric piano and organ, Ron Carter on bass, Roberta Silva on drums, Airto on a range of percussion – and guest vocals and a bit of guitar from Milton Nascimento on one track! Airto, Nascimento, and Tiso arranged the set – and tracks include "O Cantador", "Bridge", "500 Miles High", "Cravo E Canela", "Baia", "Uri", and "Jive Talk". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear & a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ QueenGame ... LP
Elektra, 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
We're not ashamed to admit we're big fans of Queen around here, and why shouldn't we be? One of their biggest LPs, this one hardly needs any introduction from us, with the massive hit "Another One Bites The Dust", that appeals to beat diggers and mullet-headed rockers alike! Also includes "Dragon Attack", "Play The Game", "Need Your Loving Tonight", "Crazy Little Thing Called Love", "Rock It (prime jive)", "Don't Try Suicide" and "Sail Away Sweet Sister". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ VariousKeb Darge's Legendary Deep Funk Vol 1 ... LP
BBE (UK), Late 60s/1970s. Used 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Brit DJ Keb Darge is (and has been for years) one of the world's foremost experts on the funky 45. This masterful comp put together by the folks at BBE brings together an amazing collection of rare tracks lost to the world – nearly all of which have never appeared on other comps of this sort of stuff. Excellent all the way through, with a masterful selection of tracks like "Quit Jive'in" by Pearly Queen, "Gimme Some Skin" by Frank Penn, "Zambezi" by The Fun Company, "Who Dun It" by The Originals Orchestra, and "The First Thing I Do In the Morning" by Joyce Williams. Great all the way through, and compiled with a feel that makes you think you're spending time at some great club night in London! Stormin funkiness! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing of the classic compilation that started it all!)

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✨✧ Charles MingusLet My Children Hear Music ... LP
Columbia, 1973. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the last great records by Charles Mingus – a set of extremely compelling original compositions, played by a fresh group of younger players, plus a few older masters! The record's got a fire and sense of emotion that's missing from a number of other 70s Mingus sessions – and it's one of the few later albums we'd easily rank right up there with his late 50s and early 60s classics! Orchestrations were partially arranged and conducted with help from Sy Johnson – and soloists include James Moody and Bobby Jones on tenor, Charles McPherson on alto, Snookie Young and Lonnie Hillyer on trumpet, and Roland Hanna on piano. Titles include "The Shoes Of The Fisherman's Wife Are Some Jive Ass Slippers", "Adagio Ma Non Troppo", "The Chill of Death", and "The I Of Hurricane Sue". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a bit of waviness from moisture.)

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