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✨✧ Joe CainLatin Explosion (aka Latin Au Go Go) ... LP
Time, 1962. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the few albums ever issued as a leader by the great Joe Cain – a wonderful Latin arranger with a really mad ear for a groove! Cain's approach is often quite choppy in the rhythms – short, hard, and very very sharp – then topped with sweeter, jazzier lines – played on this set by Clark Terry on trumpet, Jerome Richardson on tenor and flute, and Frank Anderson on piano and some especially nice organ lines! Percussion is super-heavy throughout – played by Jose Mangual, Chocolate, and Marcelino Valdes with a vibe that's just right for the rhythms – and additional support is from Cachao on bass and Herbie Lovelle on drums. The grooves are incredible – quite different than anything else on Mainstream Records at the time, and even different than most of the New York scene – and titles include the amazing "It's A Mad Mad Mad Mambo (parts 1 & 2) (also known elsewhere as "Mambo Au Go Go") – a cut that sounds like some sort of crazy avant garde percussion banging, all made to keep in time to a mambo beat, with jazzy organ solos over the top. Other titles include "Mongo Mongo Baby", "Papa Bajo", "Que Paso", "Tanga Pa Katanga", and "Chunga A Go Go". LP, Vinyl record album
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CandidoBeautiful ... LP
Blue Note, 1970. Very Good+ ... $49.99
A beautiful bit of Latin funk – and one of the rarest albums ever from the mighty Candido! The album's one of the first that has Candido stepping out of the straighter Latin jazz mode of earlier years – working with a funky lineup of players arranged by the mad genius Joe Cain, and going for a mixed electric/acoustic sound that reminds us of Mongo Santamaria's best work – only a heck of a lot funkier! In addition to killer conga licks from Candi, the album features some really heavy guitar and organ lines, plus some good choppy sax work – wailing away with a really solid soulful sound. Imagine Booker T & The MGs working in Spanish Harlem – and you've got part of the picture of this one! Titles include "I'm On My Way", "Tic Tac Toe", "Serenade To A Savage", and the great "Ghana Spice (parts 1 & 2)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty pressing. Cover has some edge wear and a sticker on back.)

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CandidoThousand Finger Man ... LP
Solid State, 1969. Good+ Gatefold ... $14.99
Stone lost Latin funk! This one's Candido's rarest – and it's a killer batch of conga-heavy grooves, recorded in the late 60s for Solid State, and featuring a very groovy set of mod Latin arrangements by Joe Cain. The band features organ, guitar, bass, horns, and some upfront conga solos from Candido. Tracks are longer than usual for this sort of album – and there's a lot of strange elements floating through the tracks, in a very nice way! Titles include "Thousand Finger Man", which has some especially firey conga breakdowns, plus "Jump Back", "Soul Limbo", "Tony's Theme (from Lady In Cement)", and "Come On Choo Choo Train". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ Chaquito/John GregoryGreat Chaquito Revolution/Latin Colours ... CD
Vocalion (UK), 1970/1972. Used ... $9.99
Two Latin-flavored albums from Chaquito – back to back on a single CD! The Great Chaquito Revolution features lots of Latin rhythms in the mix, plus some of the broader orchestral styles you'd expect from John Gregory, who's using Chaquito here as a groovier alter ego! Driving percussion mixes with fuller orchestrations in a really great way – creating an interplay between the horns and drums that's pretty unique, especially on some of the numbers you might not normally expect to be included in such a session. Titles include "Revolution", "Aquarius", "Maria Elena", "Goin Out Of My Head", "Desafinado", "Carioca", "Good The Bad & The Ugly", "Old Devil Moon", and "Tierra Madre". Latin Colors is a set with plenty of Latin grooves, but also a fair bit of fuller colors too – the kind of rich shading you'd expect from the orchestra of John Gregory – some great compressed brass bits, woodwind moments, and subtle strings – all mixed gently in with the Latin and Brazilian-styled rhythms. There's some great moments that really burst out boldly – the horns leaping with great force next to the rhythms, which themselves sometimes get kind of nutty – almost in a Joe Cain way, especially given the use of organ! Titles include "Trains & Boats & Planes", "O Barquinho", "Meditation", "One Summer's Day", "This Guy's In Love With You", "Do You Know The Way To San Jose", and "Upa Nequinho". CD

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Jack WilsonJazz Organs ... LP
Vault, 1963. Very Good ... $6.99
A surprising cooker from Jack Wilson – a player we know mostly for his lightly lyrical work on piano, but who's stepping out here on Hammond – working in a unique two-organ setting with players Genghis Kyle and Henry Cain! The two-organ approach is a great one – as one Hammond seems to be working rhythm while the other takes off on a solo – and vice versa – and the combo's backed by Gene Edwards and John Gray on guitar, Leroy Vinnegar on bass, and Donald Bailey and Philly Joe Jones on drums. Titles include "For Carl", "Cain's Abel", "Blues N Boogie", "Lonely Avenue", and "My Favorite Things". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a stained and chewed corner, and a half split bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Afro Percussion EnsembleSoul Of A People ... LP
Trolley Car, Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A killer set of spare percussion from this little-known group – a set that's recorded with a very raw, rootsy style – and no other adornment at all! The instrumentation on the set is very spare – nearly all percussion, and performed on claves, bata drums, and congas – plus additional chants from the group, which really intensifies the energy of the whole thing! The set was put together by Joe Cain in a really echoey way – one that recalls the best of the 60s Afro drum experimental sessions – but even without some of the jazz currents on some of those albums, just a stronger focus on West African and Latin elements. Titles include "Drum Festival", "Spirit Song", "Rhythm Of The Forest", "Jungle Drums", and "Drums Of Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Vicente ValdesAlegre Y Sentimental ... LP
United Artists, 1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nice Joe Cain arrangements – and titles that include "Yo Soy Del Canaveral", "Mentiras Al Oido", "Aqui De Pie", "Primavera En Portugal", and "Perlas De Pensamiento". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small trace of an old sticker in one corner, but is very nice overall.)

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✨✧ Vicentico ValdesSorpresas ... LP
United Artists, 1967. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great arrangements by Charlie Palmieri and Joe Cain – and titles that include "Buscar", "Acompaname", "Vive La Realidad", "Seguire Mi Viaje", "Una Mentira Piadosa", and "Cuando Te Fuiste De Mi". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original 60s pressing!)
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Charles Mingus/Jimmy KnepperDebut Rarities Vol 1 (Charles Mingus Octet/Jimmy Knepper Quintet) ... CD
Debut/OJC, 1953/1957. Used ... $6.99
Two rare slices of Charles Mingus from the 50s – back to back on a single CD! First up is a Charles Mingus Octet session, originally released as a 10" LP – and a date that shows some of the first complicated orchestrations from the legendary bassist! The music here already has the creatively complex feel of Mingus' better-known mid 50s sessions – like the Jazz Composers Workshop date on Savoy, or the Bethlehem sides – and the interplay between the horn work is really amazing, and worth the price of admission itself! Players include Willie Dennis on trombone, Teo Macero on tenor, Eddie Caine on alto and flute, Ernie Royal on trumpet, and Danny Bank on baritone. Nadi Qamar conducts, and other players include John Lewis on piano, Mingus on bass, and Kenny Clarke on drums – and Janet Thurlow sings on two titles, "Blue Tide" and "Eclipse". Other tracks include "Miss Bliss", "Pink Topsy", and the CD also features 2 alternates too. Jimmy Knepper heads the next date – a rare 10" outing from 1957, with some killer horn work throughout! The group's a quintet – and the album's easily one of Knepper's most hard-burning, thanks in part to some sharp alto lines from the great Joe Maini, a player we can never get enough of! The rest of the group features Bill Triglia on piano, Mingus on bass, and Dannie Richmond on drums – and titles include "Cunningbird", "The Masher", "Latter Day Saint", and "The Jumpin Blues" – plus four more bonus alternate takes. CD

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VariousR&B Singles Collection Vol 3 – Outta Sight Red Hot Rhythm & Blues ... CD
Outta Sight (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $11.99
Smoking work from the early years of soul music – that time when the style was just coming into its own, through equal parts jazz, R&B, blues, and gospel! The cuts here are those which might be called R&B in another setting, but definitely work together to inform the roots of soul – all in the style that's carried on by the later 60s reissues on the Outta Sight label. Lots of the cuts have the feel of some of the best Jazzman/Jukebox Jam reissues in recent years – a very different take on R&B than previous generations of collectors have explored. Titles include "I Get The Feeling" by Eli Lee, "Let's Start A Romance" by Little Joe Hinton, "Hard Times" by Jacki Ross, "Cherringale" by Ed Townsend, "Twist 62" by Jerry McCain, "My Book" by Bruce Cloud, "The Girl That Radiates The Charm" by June Alexander, and "Dynamite" by Big Jay Bush & The Houserockers. CD

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VariousSoul In Germany – When Ein Man Liebt Ein Woman ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), 1960s. Used ... $8.99
Soul in Germany – an unusual sort of concept, but one that comes off surprisingly well – as you'll hear on the tunes in this set! The package features mostly German language soul tunes from the 60s – tracks that are mostly covers of American soul hits – sung either by Americans adapting to the language for the German audience, or by European singers who do a fairly good job of capturing the spirit of the originals – if not the language! Some of the cuts here are somewhat pop-oriented, but still come off well – and others are genuine soul tunes that are hard to distinguish from the American version, save for the language. The package features a whopping 40 page booklet – with notes in German, plus a wealth of cool photos and record images! 28 tracks in all – including "Du Bist Da" by Gilla, "Baby Ich Such Nach Dir" by Michael Holm, "Es Liegt Nur An Dir" by Buddy Caine, "Mein Girl" by The Temptations, "Geh Vorbei" by Dionne Warwick, "Ich Ich Habe Niemand" by Renate Pichler, "Aus" by Peggy Peters, "Komm Zu Mir" by Ronny Twen, "Was Hab Ich Dir Getan" by Jacob Sisters, "Kein Weg Ist Zu Weit" by Cornflakes, "Johnny & Joe" by Supremes, "Niemand Ist Ein Engel" by Toni Cavana, "Zweisamkeit" by Joy & The Hitkids, "Wie Schon Das Ist" and "Sympatica" by Marvin Gaye, and "Man Nennt Mich Mr Pitiful" by Micha & Peter. CD

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