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Jive FiveI'm A Happy Man ... LP
United Artists, 1965. Very Good+ ... $14.99
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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✨✧ VariousJive Presents In-House Volume 1 ... LP
Jive, 1988. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and index labels.)

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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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✨✧ Joe NewmanJive At Five ... LP
Prestige/Swingville, Early 60s. Used ... 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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing, with deep groove and RVG stamp. Cover has orange tape on the bottom seam.)
 
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✨✧ Boogie Down ProductionsBy All Means Necessary ... LP
Jive, 1988. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Seminal late 80s righteous hip hop from KRS and Boogie Down Productions! By All Means Necessary shows remarkable change in lyrical style from Criminal Minded, delivering a eavy dose of knowledge at a time when so much hip hop was all about rocking the party. KRS's lyrics here mark a serious turn for political hip hop, and it sets a new standard production-wise, as well. Greatness! Includes "My Philosophy", "Ya Slippin'", "Jimmy", "Illegal Business", "Stop The Violence", "Nervous", "I'm Still #1", "Part Time Suckers", "T'Cha - T'Cha" and 'Necessary". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, including inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Flock Of SeagullsListen ... LP
Jive, 1983. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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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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✨✧ Billy OceanSuddenly ... LP
Jive, 1984. Near Mint- ... $3.99
The album that made Billy Ocean a superstar for a little while, one that had a HUGE couple of years on the charts, even longer service as a snapshot of its era, and is now one that we can look at freshly and appreciate for all of the unstoppably catchy pop soul craft that made it so massive in the first place! Billy's earlier Caribbean inflected pop and R&B was good stuff that deserved a bigger audience and boy did it ever find him with the mid 80s hits "Caribbean Queen", the killer ballad "Suddenly" and the crazy fun "Loverboy". Other tracks include "Mystery Lady", "Lucky Man", "Dancefloor" and "If I Should Lose You". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Extra ProlificLike It Should Be ... LP
Jive, 1994. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the many lost Hiero efforts on Jive. Like other early Hiero LPs this one's got nice jazzy Bay area beats and is still filled with some of the energy that they seemed to lose a bit of before their indie renaissance in the late 90s. 16 tracks counting the intro, including 2 that weren't on the CD (or cassette – remember those?): 'Brown Sugar", "In Front Of The Kids", "Is It Right?", "Sweet Potato Pie", "Cash Money", "One Motion", "Brown Sugar (Domino's Player rmx), "Never Changing", "First Sermon", "Now What", "It's Alright", "In 20 Minutes", "Go Back To School", "Give It Up" plus the intro and "Fat" outro. LP, Vinyl record album
(Labels have stickers.)

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✨✧ Billy OceanLove Zone ... LP
Jive, 1986. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A big one for Billy Ocean – a set that's got some catchy beats on the bottom and plenty of sweetly crafted vocals over the top! The style's smooth, but never too much so – thanks to a nicely percolated sense of rhythm on most of the numbers – and in a way, the record represents a nice transition for Billy – a set that pushes him even further past his Caribbean roots into the mainstream of American soul. There's a bit of a quiet storm vibe on here, but one that's never too heavy or forced – and titles include "Love Zone", "Without You", "There'll Be Sad Songs", "Bitter Sweet", "It's Never Too Late To Try", "Showdown", "Promise Me", and "Love Is Forever". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover is still in the shrink with a hype sticker.)

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✨✧ Too ShortGettin' It (Album Number Ten) ... LP
Jive, 1996. Used 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
15 tracks in all. Song titles include "Getting' It", "Survivin' The Game", "Nasty Rhymes", "Buy You Some", "Never Talk Down", and "So Watcha Sayin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Promo.)

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✨✧ Tribe Called QuestLow End Theory (original promo) ... LP
Jive, 1991. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
(Rare original US promo pressing on single vinyl, in a plain black sleeve.)

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✨✧ Justin TimberlakeFuturesex/Lovesounds ... LP
Jive/Zomba, 2006. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and marker through the barcode.)

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✨✧ Tribe Called QuestBeats, Rhymes & Life ... LP
Jive, 1996. Used 2LP ... Out Of Stock
Beats, Rhymes & Life – crucial aspects of Tribe Called Quest and hip hop in general – and the fourth album by the inimitable Tribe! After a couple or three years of down time following Midnight Marauders, the Tribe returned with this extra stripped down sound, collaborating with Jay Dee and the Ummah. Titles include "Jam", the r&b crossover ready "Stressed Out" feat Faith Evans, "Motivators", the great "Phony Rappers", and "Keep It Moving", "Word Play", "The Pressure", "Word Play" and much more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch & a few peeled spots near the bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Tribe Called QuestLow End Theory (2LP pressing) ... LP
Jive, 1991. Used 2LP (reissue)... Out Of Stock
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
(2LP pressing from 1996 with black & white labels. Labels have some marker.)
Also available Low End Theory ... LP 31.99

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✨✧ Tribe Called QuestPeople's Instinctive Travels & The Paths Of Rhythm ... LP
Jive, 1990. Used ... 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" andmore seminal, jazzy middle school tracks! LP, Vinyl record album
(European pressing. Cover has wear. Vinyl plays with heavy clicks & crackles.)

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✨✧ 2PacMe Against The World ... LP
Jive, 1995. Used 2LP ... Out Of Stock
Just before he got too hot for Jive and jumped to Death Row, this is the album where Pac moves above the Thug Life image he worked so hard to craft and delivered the lyrical goods with both his street stories and more introspective rhymes. Includes "If I Die 2 Nite", "Me Against The World", "So Many Tears", "Temptations", "Heavy In The Game", "Dear Mama", "Old School", "F*ck The World", "Death Around The Corner" and "Outlaw". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited EU pressing. Cover has unglued seams and wear on the spine.)
 
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Miles DavisNefertiti (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Columbia, 1967. Near Mint- (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Dark genius from the always-amazing Miles Davis Quintet of the 60s – a set that's a bit more subtle than some of the group's other efforts, but no less powerful – and virtually a blueprint for countless changes to come in jazz during the next few decades! The interplay of Davis' trumpet, Wayne Shorter's tenor, and Herbie Hancock's piano is worth the price of admission alone – a force that seems to flow of its own direction, pulled three ways equally, but always emerging as a sound greater than its parts. And adding in the subtle pulse of Ron Carter on bass and nearly melodic drums of Tony Williams, the sound is even more incredible – a well-crafted and evocative sound that's far more than jazz! Titles include versions of Herbie's "Riot" and "Madness", Shorter's "Nefertiti" and "Pinocchio", and Williams' "Hand Jive". LP, Vinyl record album
(Columbia Legacy pressing.)

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Jo JonesJo Jones Trio ... LP
Everest, 1959. Good+ ... $5.99
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 MingusLet My Children Hear Music ... LP
Columbia, 1973. Very Good ... $16.99
One of the last great records by Charles Mingus – a set of extremely compelling original compositions, played by a fresh group of younger players, plus a few older masters! The record's got a fire and sense of emotion that's missing from a number of other 70s Mingus sessions – and it's one of the few later albums we'd easily rank right up there with his late 50s and early 60s classics! Orchestrations were partially arranged and conducted with help from Sy Johnson – and soloists include James Moody and Bobby Jones on tenor, Charles McPherson on alto, Snookie Young and Lonnie Hillyer on trumpet, and Roland Hanna on piano. Titles include "The Shoes Of The Fisherman's Wife Are Some Jive Ass Slippers", "Adagio Ma Non Troppo", "The Chill of Death", and "The I Of Hurricane Sue". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a bit of waviness from moisture.)

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✨✧ Buddy RichBuddy Rich Plays & Plays & Plays ... LP
RCA, 1977. Very Good- ... $1.99
A surprisingly great one from Buddy – full of live, liveliness, and energy – but also coming across with a depth that goes beyond simple Rich big band sounds. The album was handled by producer Norman Schwartz, and looks like it was originally recorded for his Gryphon label, but probably moved to RCA at the last minute – and it's got a solid feel that's mostly got Buddy working in a straight big band mode – searing on solos with players that include Steve Marcus, Bob Mintzer, and Don Menza. The players contribute some really great tracks to the set that push a bit of a funky agenda – but never too much – just enough kick in the rhythm to make things soulful, and inspire the soloists accordingly! Titles include "Time Out", "Tales Of Rhonda Rat", "Ya Gotta Try", "Party Time", "Kong", and "No Jive". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ Martha VelezMatinee Weepers ... LP
Sire, 1973. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
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 cut corner.)
Also available Matinee Weepers ... CD 1.99

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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 ... $43.99
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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✨✧ Nat AdderleyAutobiography ... LP
Atlantic, 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A gem of a record from Nat Adderley – filled with short soulful groovers, and done with an upbeat vibe that rivals some of Cannonball's best of the 60s! Joe Zawinul handled the arrangements, so there's definitely a strong influence here from the Cannon group – and although the players shift a bit throughout the course of the set, there's a really unified feel – thanks to a top-shelf lineup that includes Seldon Powell on tenor and flute, Ernie Royal on trumpet, Benny Powell on bass trombone, and Willie Bobo on percussion! The set features all original material by Nat – with older gems and new favorites that include "Little Boy With The Sad Eyes", "Never Say Yes, "Jive Samba", "Stony Island", "Junkanoo", and "Work Song". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing.)

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✨✧ Wynder K FrogOut Of The Frying Pan ... LP
United Artists, 1969. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Willis JacksonJackson's Action ... LP
Prestige, 1964. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 – nice and clean, and cover is great!)

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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
(Cover has wear & staining.)

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✨✧ Quincy JonesQuincy Jones' Best Sounds ... LP
Mercury (Japan), Early 60s. Used 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Very cool – a Japanese-only collection that features some of the grooviest work from Quincy Jones' years on Mercury Records – titles that include "Peter Gunn", "Desafinado", "Watermelon Man", "Soul Bossa Nova", "Satisfaction", "Jive Samba", "Walk In The Black Forest", "Manha Do Carnival", "Days Of Wine & Roses", "Mack The Knife", and "Whisper Not". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes obi, too!)

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✨✧ Charles MingusShoes Of The Fisherman's Wife ... LP
Columbia, 1959/1971/1988. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 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 some wear & a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Ohio PlayersSkin Tight ... LP
Mercury, 1974. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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

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✨✧ Louis PrimaWildest! ... LP
Capitol, Late 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Louie's greatest albums ever – a hard-swingin batch of vocal group tunes, with all the sound that made him famous! The album was cut at the height of Louie's career back in the 50s – with vocals by Keely Smith on 2 tracks, and backing by the tight combo of Sam Butera and The Witnesses. Tracks include the classic medley of "Just A Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody", plus classics like "The Lip", "Nothin's Too Good For My Baby", "Oh Marie", "Jump Jive & Wail", and "I'll Be Glad When You're Dead You Rascal You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing.)

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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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✨✧ RufusRufus Featuring Chaka Khan ... LP
ABC, 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great work by one of the archetypal funky soul bands of the 70s – and a group whose impact is still being felt today! Of course, one of the reasons for that is Chaka Khan's incredible vocals – caught here at a prime early point, and very nicely set against some warm electric keyboards and tight groovy guitars – which provide a groove that's live and spontaneous, and never too forced – just the right kind of energy to work perfectly with her approach to the lyrics, without any of the too-polished modes you'd fine from copycat groups trying to fake a sound like this. Rufus had been with Chaka for years by this point – fusing together a sublime blend of funk, soul, jazz, and rock – a sound they forged woodshedding in Chicago in the early days, let loose in perfect studio territory on the west coast of the 70s. The whole thing's a classic – and titles include "Jive Talking", "Sweet Thing", "Fools Paradise", "Circle", "Everybody Has An Aura", and "On Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the poster! Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ Sarah VaughanViva Vaughan ... LP
Mercury, 1964. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Sarah Vaughan's first albums of Latin-tinged tracks – showing the roots of her interest in Brazilian music that would develop even more fully into the 70s. The record features a large group arranged and conducted by Frank Foster – with a host of jazz soloists, plus Latin percussion by the likes of Willie Bobo, Jose Mangual, and Willie Rodriguez. Titles include lively versions of "Jive Samba", "The Boy From Ipanema", "Mr Lucky", "Quiet Nights", and "Moment Of Truth". Tasty stuff – and very groovy! LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing with deep groove.)
 
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✨✧ Tom WaitsForeign Affairs ... LP
Asylum, 1977. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
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
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some wear.)
 
 
 



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