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Johnny WilliamsWomen/Breaking Point ... 7-inch
Twinight, Late 60s. Good ... $5.99
Obscure and wonderful! The single's one of the many rare sides produced by Syl Johnson for Twinight, and it's very much in the vein of his own work! "Breaking Point" begins with fast fast choppy guitar – riffing away madly, while horns blare over the top, and Johnny sings in a sweet raspy voice. "Women" is very nice, too – and has a west side Tyrone Davis sort of feel to it. Johnny was a great singer – right up there with Tyrone and Syl, and it's a shame he never cut a full LP! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Johnny Williams/George DuningNot With My Wife You Don't/Any Wednesday ... CD
Warner/Film Score Monthly, 1966. Used ... $14.99
2 fantastic 60s sex comedy soundtracks – back to back on one CD! Not With My Wife is groovy groovy work from Johnny Williams – one of his best 60s soundtracks, with lots of nice touches! The film's a goofy sex romp, as you might expect from the title, and Williams' tunes really keep the spirit of the movie up nicely – running through a variety of upbeat styles, from jazzy Hammond, to groovy vocals, and even a few surprisingly nice chorus vocal type tunes! Includes the great song "Big Beautiful Ball", presented in instrumental and vocal versions, the latter of which is sung by Johnny Mercer. Other titles include "Not With My Wife You Don't", "Two Of Everything", "Trumpet Discotheque", "Hungarian Jungle Music", and "My Inamorata". Any Wednesday is a wonderful batch of jazzy instrumentals – and one of our favorite soundtracks ever from George Duning! The sound here is often light and breezy – a bit of woodwinds, strings, and some almost bossa-inspired rhythms – all wrapped together beautifully to accompany a goofy sex comedy that starred Dean Jones, Jane Fonda, and Jason Robards. The feel here is prime 60s comedy – with music that's often more whimsical and playful than the images on the screen – and plenty of the jazzier touches you might find in the time on some of the soundtracks by Neal Hefti. Many numbers are variations on the great "Any Wednesday Theme" – and titles include "Cass & Ellen", "Frantic Cass", "Split Screens", "Playboy John", "Righteous Cass", and "Wife Meets Mistress". CD
(Out of print.)

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Johnny CashJohnny Cash Sings Hank Williams ... LP
Sun/Sundazed, 1960. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 24.99
Johnny Cash masterfully dips into the Hank Williams songbook – and what we get from it is and excellent Sun LP in which one of the greatest forlorn voices in honky tonk/proto rock/country music history pays perfect tribute to the originator! This one not only includes Cash's raw, unfussy earlyish Sun style takes on Hank classics, but some of Johnny's own standards, and it's as high quality of a beginning-to-end listen as just about any in his Sun canon. Includes "I Can't Help It", "You Win Again", "Hey Good Lookin'", "Give My Love To Rose", "Come In Stranger", "Mean Eyed Cat", "Come In Stranger", "I Walk The Line", "I Could Never Be Ashamed Of You" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
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Johnny Otis ShowGreatest Johnny Otis Show! ... CD
Ace (UK), 1958. Used ... $7.99
26 tracks by Johnny Otis and the musicians and singers who comprised his loose "show" of the mid 50's. The great folks at Ace packaged together all this stuff in a nice package that reproduces the cover of the original album, plus they added a whole bunch of extra cuts that were only released as singles. Artists include Marie Adams, 3 Tons Of Joy, Mel Williams, and Marci Lee, and cuts include "Shake It Lucy Baby", "Loop De Loop", "Telephone Baby", "You Just Kissed Me Goodbye", "Story Untold", and "Willie And The Hand Jive", Johnnie's classic from this time. CD

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Johnny Guitar WatsonHot Just Like TNT - The Best Of His Early Years ... CD
Ace (UK), Mid 50s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
The title's no lie – as the young Johnny Guitar Watson comes on here with the force of dynamite – maybe even more hard and heavy than during his bigger years of the 70s! Johnny's more of an R&B singer here – and a powerhouse, too – not just a hell of vocalist, but an excellent guitarist with a very sinister groove – a sharp burst of sound that's a bit like Pee Wee Crayton, but with a more focused punch that really sets fire to the tunes – even when Watson's just using his instrument to underscore his vocals! The cuts are all very early material by Johnny – issued by the RPM, Modern, and Keen labels – including a few unissued numbers that Watson recorded with Johnny Otis – and the package also includes a few tracks with female singers – either Jeannie Barnes, Devonia Williams, or Cordella De Milo. As always with Ace, the presentation is wonderful – way better sound and notes than any of those public domain packages – and titles that include "Ruben", "Three Hours Past Midnight", "Hot Little Mama", "Lonely Girl", "She Moves Me", "Love Me Baby", "Come On Baby", "Gangster Of Love", "One Room Country Shack", "Someone Cares For Me", "Those Lonely Lonely Nights", "Don't Touch Me", and "Telephone Boogie". CD

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Beau WilliamsBeau Williams ... LP
Capitol, 1982. Very Good ... $14.99
An overlooked gem from the Capitol Rare years – one of the few albums cut by singer Beau Williams, and a smooth modern affair produced to perfection by Johnny Pate! Beau's got a sound that's warm, yet deeply soulful – with qualities that work especially nicely on the album's mid-tempo groovers – which step along in a slightly jazzy way, thanks to help from Patrice Rushen, Bobby Lyle, and James Gadson. Williams does a few melodica solos on the record, and also helped arrange the album with Pate – and titles include "If You're Ready", "Let Me Be The One To Take You Home", "A Song For You", "I Like Everything About You", "This Time It's Real", and "Another Place In Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Larry WilliamsThat Larry Williams – The Resurrection Of Funk ... CD
Fantasy/Dusty Groove, 1978. New Copy ... $10.99 12.98
A rare funk album from west coast legend Larry Williams – very different than his heavy R&B of the late 50s, or the brief soul comeback he had with Johnny Guitar Watson in the 60s – and instead a heavy groover with a trippy Cali sound! The record's got a sharp groove right from the start – a vibe that's a bit similar to some of the best Johnny Watson funk of the period – a slight jazzy undercurrent in the instrumentation, with wicked guitar and keyboard bits dancing around each other in the rhythms – often mixed with vocals that have a cool sort of electric feel, and topped with some great horn work from Fred Wesley on trombone and Maceo Parker on alto sax! Rudy Copeland plays keyboards on the album alongside Williams, the the set's got a bit of the feel of Rudy's lost Funky Blindman set – and in a way, also echoes the best strutting, sexy modes of Bootsy Collins too. The album's a surprising gem all the way through – a real lost chapter in Larry's career, and the kind of set that might have broken bigger, had he not died mysteriously a few years later. Titles include "Funky Force", "The Resurrection Of Funk", "One Thing Or The Other", "ATS Express", "How Can I Believe", and "Can't Dance To The Music (If It Ain't Got Funky Rhythm)". CD
(On the Dusty Groove label.)

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✨✧ Johnny OtisJohnny Otis Show ... LP
Capitol, Mid 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the coolest earliest albums from the great Johnny Otis – a late 50s set that was issued on Capitol's grittier Dig subsidiary – and which features the full range of the Otis revue, captured surprisingly well! Yes, work for other labels at the time often featured Johnny with some of his other associates – but the overall presentation of this one, done as a "show" formation (although most likely studio, not really live) has Johnny shifting between a range of other talents too – including Three Tons Of Joy, Jeannie Sterling & The Moonbeams, and Mel Williams – plus Johnny himself, and work from his great group that can effortlessly blend jazz elements with R&B! Titles include "Loop De Loop", "Can't You Hear Me Callin", "In The Dark", "Lonely River", "Stay With Me", and "Hum Ding A Ling". LP, Vinyl record album
(Vintage 50s UK pressing! The first track has a damaged groove, which skips – but the rest of the record is nice.)

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✨✧ Deniece WilliamsBlack Butterfly – The Essential Niecy ... CD
Columbia/Big Break (UK), Late 70s/1980s. New Copy 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A treasure trove of work from Deniece Williams – one of the coolest, classiest soul singers to hit the mainstream at the end of the 70s! Williams has roots that go deep in the Chicago scene – including young work under the name of Deniece Chandler – but this set picks off from the time when she hit Columbia Records as a full-formed adult soul singer – one of the freshest talents of her generation – with an ability to hit some of the spiritual currents of Minnie Riperton, and some of the grooves you might expect from Cheryl Lynn! Both those sides and many more are featured here – in a 35 track set that's overflowing with gems, produced by soul music legends who include Maurice White, Charles Stepney, Thom Bell, Ray Parker Jr, George Duke, Jeff Lorber, and others. Titles include "Baby Baby My Love's All For You", "What Two Can Do", "I Can't Wait", "I'm So Proud", "Black Butterfly", "Silly", "God Is Amazing", "Free", "Healing", "All I Need", "Waiting By The Hotline", "Let's Hear It For The Boy (12" version)", "Do What You Feel (single version)", "When Love Comes Calling", "I've Got The Next Dance (12" version)", "That's What Friends Are For", and "It's Gonna Take A Miracle". Also features duets with Johnny Mathis on "Without Us", "Love Won't Let Me Wait", "Too Much Too Little Too Late", and "You're All I Need To Get By". CD

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Duke EllingtonGreat Paris Concert ... CD
Atlantic, 1963. Used 2 CDs ... $11.99
Did Ellington ever record in concert and it not be great? This wonderful double-length set from the 60s is key proof of his genius in an unfettered live setting – recorded in Paris in 1963 with plenty of dark edges! The tracks are short overall, but Duke's really at the head of the group on piano – playing with those angular, modern tones he picked up in the post Money Jungle years – and clearly in charge of the group from the keyboard, not the podium. Horn players include Harry Carney, Ray Nance, Lwarence Brown, Cootie Williams, Johnny Hodges, and Paul Gonsalves – all bringing in some special tones and unique performances to an extended set list that includes both Ellington standards and a few lesser-known numbers. Titles include "Rockin In Rhythm", "Concerto For Cootie", "Suite Thursday", "Tone Parallel To Harlem", "Bula", "Cop Out", "Happy Go Lucky Local", "Theme From Asphalt Jungle", and "Star-Crossed Lovers". CD

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Herbie HancockPrisoner ... LP
Blue Note, 1969. Sealed (reissue)... $11.99
A nice late Blue Note change from Herbie Hancock – a very different album than his previous sets for the label – in that it features a slightly larger group, and a sound that really points the way towards his directions in the 70s! There's a slightly ambitious feel to some of these cuts – not in a way that's over-arranged, but just a new sort of thinking for Herbie's kind of groove – a mode that's partially informed by the seriousness of 60s jazz soundtracks, but which also has the beginnings of some more righteous modes of expression too. Players are all great – and include Joe Henderson on tenor and flute, Johnny Coles on flugelhorn, Garnett Brown on trombone, Hubert Laws on flute, Jerome Richardson on bass clarinet, Buster Williams on bass, and Tootie Heath on drums. Herbie plays both acoustic and electric piano – using the latter here in one of his first recordings on the instrument – and titles include "Firewater", "I Have A Dream", "The Prisoner", and "He Who Lives In Fear". LP, Vinyl record album

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John Handy IIIIn The Vernacular/No Coast Jazz ... CD
Fresh Sound (Spain), 1959/1960. Used ... $10.99
Early genius from the great saxophonist John Handy – working here at a time when he was fresh from some key experience with Charles Mingus, and ready to try out some of his own great ideas as a leader on his own! The album's a stunner right from the start – a record of subtle power and very deep soul – one that's also different than some of the directions Handy would take in years to come – both in some of his more freewheeling hippy modes, or his slicker jazz funk of the 70s. Instead, this set's a mix of modern ideas and sharper swing – a bit like Jackie McLean during some of his pivotal early 60s years, but with raspier soul too – delivered by a perfect group that also features great work on trumpet from Richard Williams, plus piano from Roland Hanna, bass from George Tucker, and drums from the great Roy Haynes. Titles include "Blues In The Vernacular", "Suggested Line", "First Time", "I'll Close My Eyes Again", "Quote Unquote", and "Dance To The Lady". Next up is another stunner of an early album – completely different from both his experimental music of the mid 60s, and from his funkier sides of the 70s! Instead, John comes across here with a simple, unadorned brilliance – a bold statement of modernism mixed with soul, and one that places him in the same Mingus-related company as Booker Ervin or Johnny Coles – both players with the same immediate sense of self that we find in Handy's music at this point! Every track is a delight – really well-written numbers that show a fresh vision for jazz composition, swung strongly by a group that features Walter Bishop Jr on piano, alongside Handy's brilliant alto. Titles include "No Coast", "Boo's Ups & Downs", "To Randy", "Hi Number", and "Tales Of Paradise". CD

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✨✧ Harold OusleyHarold Ousley – Tenor Sax ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1961. New Copy ... $8.99
A legendary album from this tenor genius from Chicago – a hell of a player who emerged in the same generation as Clifford Jordan, John Gilmore, Eddie Harris, and Johnny Griffin – yet never fully got his due! The album's easily one of the most sharp-edged for the Bethlehem label – and has the power of a rare Blue Note or Prestige date from the same time – thanks partly to Harold's sharp bite in the tone of his tenor, and partly to an ultra-hip lineup that includes Charles Davis on baritone sax, Julian Priester on trombone, Phillip Wright on piano, Thomas Williams on bass, and Walter Perkins on drums. The set really showcases that mix of modern and soulful that was the best side of the Chicago scene at the start of the 60s – a vibe you'd find from a group like the MJT+3 or the Gene Shaw Quintet on Argo – even more of a surprise here on the mostly-cool Bethlehem label. Ousley penned some great originals for the record – and titles include "Porter's Groove", "Struttin To Truckin", "Paris Sunday", "Decvachan", and "Dell A Von". CD

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Slam StewartDefinitive Black & Blue Sessions – Fish Scales ... CD
Black & Blue (France), 1975. New Copy ... $11.99
Slam Stewart may well be one of the coolest bassists in jazz – one of the first players to really get the instrument to have as much melodic force as it did in rhythm – a quality that he really emphasizes here by singing along with his basslines! Slam's sung before on record, but never so much in the spotlight as on this one – a set that has his scatting vocals really in the foreground – moving beautifully along with his bass – sometimes breaking off a bit, but always with a groove – as he sings wordlessly in a small combo with Johnny Guarnieri on piano, Jimmy Shirley on guitar, and Jackie Williams on drums! The style is wonderful – very unique, and with a timeless sense of cool – and titles include "Sleep", "The One I Love Belongs To Somebody Else", "Fish Scales", "At Sundown", "Bye Bye Blackbird", and "I Want To Be Happy". CD features three bonus alternate takes, too! CD

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VariousBlues For Dootsie – The Blue & Dootone Sides ... CD
Ace (UK), 1950s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
A treasure trove of rare postwar blues from the west coast – material cut for Dootsie Williams, best known as the head of the seminal Dootone label in LA! The set offers both tracks from Dootone and Williams' rarer imprint Blue – the latter of which existed from the late 40s into the early 50s, and featured a fair bit of excellent material done in the more laidback bluesy mode of LA after the war – styles popularized by Charles Brown, Cecil Gant, and others – echoed strongly in many of the performances here. As the set rolls on into the later 50s, some of the tracks pick up a bit more of an R&B sound – but the work is still relatively unified here, thanks to a good focus on the more blues-based work on Dootone. 30 tracks in all, plus some really great notes – all at the usual high Ace level! Titles include "Rent Day" by Stormy Herman, "Richmond Blues" by Betty Hall Jones, "West Coast Baby" by Johnny Taylor & His Mellow 5, "I Got A Country Girl" by Bobby Nunn, "Everybody's Jumpin Tonight" by Dootsie Williams & His Rhythm Kings with Joe Turner, "You'd Better Come Home Baby" by Violet Hall, "The Hole In The Wall" by Cleo Brown, "Are You Ready To Go Steady" by Paul Monday, and "Katy Lee" by Fats Gaines. CD

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VariousCountry Funk Vol 2 – 1967 to 1974 ... CD
Light In The Attic, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy Gatefold ... $11.99 14.98
A great criss-crossing of modes at the end of the 60s – music that has roots in country, but which comes off with plenty of funk and soul as well – in styles that were burning strong from LA on eastward, all the way across the south at the time! Some of the grooves here might fall into the "swamp rock" mode of the time – while others showcase hip LA artists mixing rootsy elements with tighter studio production – and a few more have genre-crossing country artists trying on some more soulful modes for good measure. The range of work is really great – and quite surprising, too – and the whole thing's got a great look that really illuminates the music within. Titles include "Northeast Texas Women" by Willis Allan Ramsey, "Nobody" by Larry Williams & Johnny Watson, "Collection Box" by Thomas Jefferson Kaye, "Me & Mr Hohner" by Bobby Darin, "Hunger Child Blues" by Townes Van Zant, "California Women" by Hoyt Axton, "Pay Day Give Away" by Bill Wilson, "Shotgun Willie" by Willie Nelson, "Cajun Moon" by JJ Cale, "Sumpin Funky Going On" by Donnie Fritts, and "Don't Let Me Down" by Dillard & Clark. CD

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VariousDeep Soul Moments – Sometime Someplace Somewhere ... CD
Outta Sight (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... $16.99
Stone gems from the early years of deep soul – that wonderful style that borrowed bits of gospel, blues, and R&B to draw a sharp edge on otherwise mellow ballads – in a style that forever transformed the sound of soul! The cuts here have a really special sort of vibe – heartfelt, but not as blue as blues – laidback, but not as sleepy as pop ballad work – and incredibly powerful, especially on the vocal tip – as the singers really take the lead on all numbers, and get plenty of space to shine! The set features a whopping 27 tracks in all – and titles include "Love Me" by Clarence Williams, "I Worship The Ground You Walk On" by Walter Rhodes, "Raise Your Head" by Henry Moore, "So Long" by Sam Baker, "I Won't Never Make You Cry" by Roger Washington, "Only One" by Gay Meadows & The Yobyalps, "As Sure As I Live" by Nancy Love, "Sometime Someplace Somewhere" by Johnny Wilson, "Goodbye My Love" by Artie Golden & The Mighty Trojans, and "She Put Me Down" by Paul Walters. CD

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VariousDJ Andy Smith's Jam Up Twist USA – R&B Rockers, Rockabilly, Northern Soul, & Sleazy Shakers ... CD
Cultures Of Soul, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $12.99 15.98
A great US take on the Jam Up Twist sound of DJ Andy Smith – the groove he explored on a previous compilation in the UK – now served up here in a different lineup for the states! The music is a mad mix of R&B, jump blues, rockabilly, and other raw sounds from the tail end of the 50s – very much like the sort of territory that Keb Darge has explored on his excellent sets with Little Edith – and the kind of sounds that go way way beyond well-known hits from the period! Smith digs very deep in the crates, and gets some help with selections from Deano Sounds as well – on this smoking set that includes "Honey Child" by Johnny Williams, "What's My Chances" by Chuck Flamingo, "Thanks Mr Postman" by Bobby King, "Lonesome Shack" by Ernie Washington, "Doing All Right" by Eddie Cash, "Swingin & Surfin" by Les Brown Jr, "Ever Again" by Gene Woodbury, "High School Caesar" by Reggie Perkins, "Monkey's Uncle" by Ray Sharpe, and "Pack Shack & Stack" by Billy Nelson. CD

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✨✧ VariousEccentric Soul – The Deep City Label ... CD
Numero, Mid 60s. Used ... $8.99
The birth of Miami soul, and a beautifully done document of the rare Deep City label – home to Willie Clarke, Clarence Reid, and Betty Wright in the years before Alston and TK Records! Way before Miami soul started cracking the charts at the start of the 70s, Deep City was already putting the best parts in place – working with a tight roster of artists and an equally tight in-house band that rose from the ranks of Florida A&M's Marching 100 band – razor-sharp instrumentalists who helped forge a groove worthy to rival the sounds of Memphis, Muscle Shoals, and even the best of Detroit at the time – given that some of the work here has a much sweeter soul sound than other 60s southern soul. As usual, the Numero team have done an incredible job with the package – pulling out rare photos, personal stories, and just the right amount of information to breathe new life into the Deep City label and help it live anew. CD features 17 tracks in all – including "Paralyzed" and "Good Lovin" by Betty Wright, "Am I A Good Man" by Them Two, "Someone To Fulfill My Needs" and "I Love You Baby" by The Moovers, "I Am Controlled By Your Love" and "Willing & Able" by Helene Smith, "Good Thing (part 1)" by Frank Williams & The Rocketeers, "It's My Baby" and "The Upset" by Paul Kelly, and "Stay Away From My Johnny" by Freda Gray & The Rocketeers. CD
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VariousFor Connoisseurs Only – Kent/Modern Soul Collectables ... CD
Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
A sweet little dip into the catalog of the LA-based Kent/Modern label – the legendary imprint that started in the R&B years, and stayed strong in the soul generation – providing inspiration and a name for the Kent branch of UK-based Ace records, home to some of the best reissues in the Dusty Groove catalog! And while Kent issued some great material back in the day, they also recorded a fair bit of work that never hit the pressing plants – some of which is on this collection, which mixes unreleased numbers with rare singles from back in the day! The set features 28 sublime numbers – a mixture of sweet soul, hard soul, group harmony, and a bit of funk – rare tunes all of them, most never issued on any full length albums. Titles include "I Got Love" by The Other Brothers, "I've Got To Win Your Love For Me" by The Sims Twins, "Baby You're Alive" by The Styles, "The Hunch" by Gene Taylor, "Come Back Baby" by Tami Young, "I'm Gonna Be Sweeter" by Clay Hammond, "You've Got It" by Johnny Williams, "Gimme Some Of Your Lovin" by Arthur Adams, "I Dig It The Most" by Jackie Day, "Down In The City" by The Marvellos, "Make A Little Love" by Lowell Fulsom, "New Lease On Life" by The Universals, "The Sun Don't Shine Every Day" by The Saints, and "That's A Rockin Good Way" by Vernon & Jewel. CD

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VariousFor Connoisseurs Only Vol 2 – Kent/Modern Soul Collectables ... CD
Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Not just rare soul, but unreleased soul – a massive batch of it from the late 60s and early 70s, all pulled from the catalog of LA indies Modern and Kent Records! Modern/Kent first got their start in the blues end of the spectrum in the postwar years – but by the 60s, they'd built up a strong network of artists and players from around the southern scene from the west to the east – a motherlode of great talent that was recorded at the time, but sometimes exceeded the labels' ability to issue singles! This set corrects that fact, and brings out a nice batch of hard soul, deep soul, and funky soul tracks from the time – a total of 25 titles in all, and including some rare singles that were issued, alongside some even better unissued material. Titles include "Wizard Of Art" by Johnny Copeland, "My Bag" by Leon Peterson, "Love Line" by Billy Watkins, "That Someone Don't Know It" by Jimmy Robins, "Let Me Whisper In Your Ear" by Joe Haywood, "Irresistible You" by Billy Harner, "I Can't Get Enough" by Willie Hutch, "Gray Skies" by Wayne Boykin, "Change In Me" by Brilliant Korners, "Wanting You" by Jimmy Bee, "Enough For Everybody" by Betty Bibbs, "Don't Cha Ever Forget It" by Johnny Williams, "Without Friends" by The Universals, and "I Can't Stand It" by Brenda George. CD

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VariousLand Of 1000 Dances Vol 2 – The Ultimate Compilation Of Hit Dances 1956 to 1966 ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Dancefloor stormers from one of the most fruitful periods in American music – a set of tracks that were all based around a specific style or dancing mode, but which have gone onto become some of the best-remembered grooves of the time! The collection brings together Northern Soul, group harmony tracks, blues and rockers, and even a few Latin-styled tracks as well – most of which lent their name to a dance fad that they either inspired, or were recorded to help push forward – although the music here is more than great enough to keep on going, long after the dancefloor has died down! And given the strength of these cuts, the whole thing's way more than just a collection of faddish tracks – because these tunes have lasted a lot longer than their steps on the floor. Titles on this second volume include "Let's Stomp" by Bobby Comstock, "Twine Time" by Alvin Cash, "Shake A Tail Feather" by The Five Du-Tones, "Shimmy Shimmy" by Bobby Freeman, "The Jerk" by The Larks, "Loop De Loop" by Johnny Thunder, "The Twist" by Hank Ballard, "The Crusher" by The Novas, "Bacon Fat" by Andre Williams, "Baby Workout" by Jackie Wilson, "Skate Now" by Lou Courtney, "Barefootin" by Robert Parker, "Pop Eye" by Huey Smith, "The Wobble" by Curtis Lee, "Twistin USA" by Danny & The Juniors, "The Bird's The Word" by The Rivingtons, "The Bounce" by The Olympics, "The Madison (part 1)" by Ray Bryant, "Dance With The Guitar Man" by Duane Eddy, and "The Roach" by Gene & Wendell. CD

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VariousLost Without You – The Best Of Kent Ballads 2 ... CD
Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $14.99
Stunning soul ballads from the late 60s and early 70s – pulled from some mighty rare 45s, and some excellent unissued sessions too! If you think rare soul singles are only the province of funk fans or Northern Soul collectors, you'll be amazed at the sublime sounds within – as the cuts are a mix of harmony soul, heartbreaking love songs, and some especially moody numbers with a brilliant late nite vibe – the kind of cuts that seem to sound extra special in that time past midnight on a hot summer night! We're huge fans of music like this, but hadn't heard most of these tracks before – and the collection's a stunner for both the longtime fan of vintage soul, and someone who's just new to mellow magic like this. Titles include "Nobody But You" by The Exotics, "Apartment 9" by Little Johnny Hamilton, "Stay Away" by The Turn Arounds, "I Don't Need Nobody" by Jerry Washington, "I Love You More" by Lee Williams & The Cymbals, "Lost Without You" by Lorraine Chandler, "Lonely Man" by The Soul Brothers, "King For A Day" by Danny White, "I Give A Damn" by Johnny Watson, and "Everybody Knows" by Peggy Gaines. CD
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Johnny PateBucktown – Original Soundtrack ... LP
American International, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99 15.98
A funky treasure – finally unleashed! Bucktown was one of the best of the mid 70s indie blacksploitation films – thanks to some great starring work from Fred Williamson and Pam Grier – but for years, the soundtrack's never been available as an individual release. Now, this tasty heavy-vinyl set makes all the film's wonderful grooves finally available – presented in a great style that includes all the shorter moodier bits, the fuller longer funky tracks, and even a bit of sound effects and dialogue! The music was penned and conducted by Johnny Pate – of Shaft In Africa and Brother On The Run fame – and the tunes are a great blend of funky soundtrack styles that include full on big band, sparer snapping instrumentals, and even a few nice tunes with great use of moog! Titles include "Chase", "Stepping", "Bar Fly", "Check In", "Freeze", "Love Theme", "Call It In", "Sneaking It In", and "Spin". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Gerry MulliganGerry Mulligan Meets Johnny Hodges ... LP
Verve, Late 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An unlikely pairing – but that's what makes it so great! Mulligan and Hodges come together in this rare Verve set from the late 50s – an inspired combination of talents that really work some magic together. Hodges' tone is in the lead in our ears, always wonderful, especially in a set of open-ended tracks like this – but Mulligan's sweet and careful blowing works surprisingly well as a foil, giving the set a nice bottom, and a good overall approach. Backing is by a trio that features Claud Williamson, Buddy Clark, and Mel Lewis – and titles include "Bunny", "Back Beat", "What's The Rush", and "18 Carrots For Rabbit". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear and a splitting top seam.)

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✨✧ Johnny RichardsSomething Else By Johnny Richards ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1956. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Some of the best work ever from one of the most under-acknowledged jazz composers and arrangers of the 50s! Johnny Richards is probably best known for his recordings with Stan Kenton in the early part of the decade – but when he moved out on his own, he developed a tremendous sound that was even richer, even more full of color and tone than Kenton's own – and which was often done without any arch-modern tones, yet still fresh and free of cliche. The album's one of Richards' first as a leader – and features a wonderful lineup filled with top-shelf players – including Charlie Mariano on alto, Richie Kamuca on tenor, Stu Williamson and Pete Candoli on trumpets, and Frank Rosolino and Milt Bernhardt on trombones – all players who really bring a bold sort of energy to Johnny's vibrant arrangements. The sax work alone is tremendous – cutting with a beautiful edge across the larger charts – and titles include "Waltz Anyone", "Turn Aboot", "Band Aide", "Dimples", and "Burrito Borracho". CD

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VariousWorld's Funkiest Covers ... LP
Cultures Of Soul, 1970s/2011. New Copy ... $13.99
They're not kidding about the title on this one – although they might have added "weirdest" to the name, too! The songs here are all familiar ones, especially if you dig rare grooves from the 60s and 70s – but the versions you'll hear are definitely unusual – often some pretty obscure takes on funk and soul numbers, plus a few bits from other styles too – done up in even funkier versions than before, partly because the production is even rawer, but also because the overall execution is too! Latin vibes mix up with soulful rhythms, deep funk solos, and even some freaky fuzzy psyche-inspired moments – and titles include "Purple Haze" by Johnny Jones & The King Casuals, "Jungle Fever" by Afrosound, "Bang Bang" by Fruko & Sus Tesos, "Pastime Paradise" by Ray Barretto, "Cloud Nine" by Mongo Santamaria, "I Turn My Camera On" by Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra, "Light My Fire" by Ebony Rhythm Band, and "The Next Message" by The Mighty Mo & Winchester Seven. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousWorld's Funkiest Covers ... CD
Cultures Of Soul, 1970s/2011. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
They're not kidding about the title on this one – although they might have added "weirdest" to the name, too! The songs here are all familiar ones, especially if you dig rare grooves from the 60s and 70s – but the versions you'll hear are definitely unusual – often some pretty obscure takes on funk and soul numbers, plus a few bits from other styles too – done up in even funkier versions than before, partly because the production is even rawer, but also because the overall execution is too! Latin vibes mix up with soulful rhythms, deep funk solos, and even some freaky fuzzy psyche-inspired moments – and titles include "Purple Haze" by Johnny Jones & The King Casuals, "Jungle Fever" by Afrosound, "Bang Bang" by Fruko & Sus Tesos, "Pastime Paradise" by Ray Barretto, "Cloud Nine" by Mongo Santamaria, "I Turn My Camera On" by Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra, "Light My Fire" by Ebony Rhythm Band, "Scorpio" by Johnny Frigo, "Rat Race" by Antibalas, and "The Next Message" by The Mighty Mo & Winchester Seven. CD
Also available World's Funkiest Covers ... LP 13.99

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