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✨✧ Johnny CashSings Hank Williams EP ... 7-inch
Sun, 1958. Used (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Johnny WilliamsWomen/Breaking Point ... 7-inch
Twinight, Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
(Labels have some pen and a labelmaker sticker.)
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✨✧ Elmer BernsteinStaccato ... LP
Capitol, 1959. Very Good ... $9.99
A great lost crime jazz soundtrack – penned by Elmer Bernstein in the style of some of his best work from the 50s! There's a real Man With The Golden Arm feel here – as the orchestra rises and falls in a mode matching the Staccato title – and solos break out with a fluid and brazen sort of feel – plenty of jazz to show the west coast origin of the recording! Players include Don Fagerquist and Pete Candoli on trumpets, Dick Nash on trombone, Ted Nash and Dave Pell on saxes, John Williams on piano, and Barney Kessell on guitar. The show itself is pretty darn cool – and starred a young John Cassavetes as detective Johnny Staccato – a role that supposedly gave Cassavetes enough money to shoot the film Shadows in his free time! Great all the way through – with tracks that include "Staccato's Theme", "Thinking Of Baby", "Poi & Juice", "Deadly Game", "Night Mood", "Jazz At Waldo's", "Like Having Fun", and "MacDougal Street Special". LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s UK pressing – on That's Entertainment.)

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✨✧ Bob BrookmeyerComplete 1953-1954 Quintet Studio Recordings With Stan Getz – 2 CDs ... CD
Definitive/Verve (Spain), Early/Mid 50s. Used 2CD ... $17.99
A great collection of one of the most surprisingly successful pairings in 50s jazz – the crisp tenor sound of Stan Getz and the fluid trombone musings of Bob Brookmeyer – both recorded at the height of their young powers! The tracks on the set mostly date from the year 1953 – and feature work by a group that included Brookmeyer on valve trombone, Getz on tenor, and Johnny Williams on piano – one of the best-crafted small combos of its time, with a sound that was really unique! Most of the work is from Getz's Verve recordings, and the 2CD set features 22 tracks that include "Cool Mix", "Tangerine", "Pot Luck", "Flamingo", "I'll Remember April", "Oh Jane Snavely", "Give Me The Simple Life", and "Minor Blues". CD
(Out of print.)

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Johnny CashMan Comes Around – American IV ... CD
American, 2002. Used ... $3.99
Cash's fourth volume of stark, sparely-arranged studio recordings for producer/set list provider Rick Rubin. As Johnny gets on in the years his always haunting voice, like Bob Dylan's, is weighted by age, but the heavily-breathed delivery only adds to the ghostly quality of the increasingly dark tunes. With this fourth set in the series we're far past being surprised by the choices of material – this time Cash conjures up spiritual takes on Depeche Mode's "Personal Jesus", Trent Reznor's "Hurt", Lennon/McCartney's "In My Life", and more traditional material like Hank Williams' "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" and the eternally underrated Marty Robbins' "Big Iron". You can't forget that Cash's pen is still pretty sharp, too, as the really spooky imagery in the title track and others testify. The accompaniment includes the great Randy Scruggs, Beck/Tom Waits guitarist Smokey Hormel, Marty Stuart, Glen Campell, and backing vocals by Nick Cave and Fiona Apple. Another great one from the greatest! CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Booker ErvinBooker 'N Brass ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1967. Used ... $22.99
Although the "with brass" tag of this one might make you think it's a hokey big band album, the record is actually a far-reaching modernist session that has Book's edgey tenor fronting a large-ish group filled with some of the best trumpet and trombone players of his generation – including Freddie Hubbard, Charles Tolliver, Richard Williams, and Johnny Coles. The rhythm section is pretty darn great too – and includes Lenny McBrownie, Reggie Johnson, and Kenny Barron. The presence of all of these soul jazz modernists keeps the set from falling into any of the cliches you might expect, and the album's an extremely fresh batch of tracks that is one of the last albums Booker ever recorded. Titles include "LA After Dark", "Salt Lake City", and "Baltimore After Dark". CD

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Herbie HancockFat Albert Rotunda ... CD
Warner (UK), 1969. New Copy ... $8.99
The start of funky funky Herbie Hancock! This album's the first to feature Herbie really breaking away from his straight jazz work – moving into a groove that's nice and funky, using electric piano along with acoustic, to forge the sound that he'd develop famously over the 70s. The album's got a harder, heavier sound than some of his straight electric ones – and it features a larger group with soloists that include Johnny Coles on trumpet and Joe Henderson on tenor – plus some sweet basslines from Buster Williams – all led by Herbie into a tight soul jazz flurry of excellent tracks! Includes the cuts "Fat Mama" and "Wiggle Waggle", both sample favorites, plus "Tell Me A Bedtime Story" and "Lil Brother". Classic stuff, and one of his best records ever! CD

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Illinois JacquetSwing's The Thing (Swings The Thing/Cool Rage) ... CD
Verve/Lonehill (Spain), 1956/1958. Used ... $13.99
Great 50s Verve work from saxophonist Illinois Jacquet – 2 albums back to back on one CD! First up is Swing's The Thing", one of the greatest of the small-group sessions by Jacquet for Verve – and one of the hardest to find! The album is unique in that the songs are longer than usual for Jacquet, and that the band is quite small – really only a sextet, with Jimmy Jones on piano, Ray Brown on bass, Roy Eldridge on trumpet, Herb Ellis on guitar, and Jo Jones on drums. Tracks include "Las Vegas Blues", "Have You Met Miss Jones", "Lullaby Of The Leaves", and "Achtung". After this, the CD features 4 more numbers that were recorded in 1958 for Verve, but never appeared until much later on the collection Cool Rage – a really unique quartet date that has Jacquet working with Wild Bill Davis on organ, Kenny Burrell on guitar, and Johnny Williams on drums – in a mode that almost points the way towards later work by Illinois on Argo. Titles include "No Sweat", "Flying Home", "The Fluke", and "Nite Out" – and the CD also features a bonus take of "Robbin's Nest" from another album. CD
(Out of print.)

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Shelly Manne/Jack Sheldon/Irene Kral/Johnny WilliaMy Fair Lady – With The Un-Original Cast ... LP
Capitol, 1964. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Way way more than just a simple "jazz meets Broadway" session – as Shelly's working here with vocals by Jack Sheldon & Irene Kral, and arrangements by soundtrack maestro Johnny Williams – in a style that completely recasts the score! The album's got a really dynamic kind of range – one that's purely phonographic, and not just a weak attempt to capture Broadway on wax. Jack and Irene perform the work with a style that's personal and intimate, and Williams' arrangements have a swinging 60s flair that's totally great – and made even better by players that include Don Sleet, Russ Freeman, and Charlie Kennedy. Titles include "I'm An Ordinary Man", "Why Can't The English", "Ascot Gavote", "Show Me", "The Rain In Spain", and "You Did It". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing.)

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✨✧ Johnny OtisJohnny Otis Show ... CD
Capitol (Japan), 1958. New Copy ... $19.99
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". CD

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Dave PellI Remember John Kirby ... LP
Capitol, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $7.99
An interesting album for Pell – one in which he turns his tightly-arranged west coast style to a mode that approximates the sound of the famous John Kirby group at the end of the 30s! Pell's working with new arrangements of older tunes associated with Kirby – done by Harry Betts, Johnny Williams, and Med Flory – in a group that includes Ray Linn on trumpet, holding the Charlie Shavers part, and Benny Carter on alto, handling some of the Russell Procope passages. Titles include "Rose Room", "Double Walk", "Tootsie Roll", "It Feels Good", "Undecided", "Blue Skies", and "Opus 5". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Andre PrevinSound Stage! ... CD
Columbia/Vocalion (UK), 1963. New Copy ... $11.99
One of the jazziest albums that Andre Previn cut during his early 60s years at Columbia Records – a set that has Previn's piano alongside bigger backings from Johnny Williams – who's at his most sprightly soundtrack best for the record! Things are a lot more upbeat and swinging than some of the other Previn records of the period – which have more of a mood music vibe – and the whole thing has a vibrant feel throughout – on titles that include "Summertime", "Stella By Starlight", "I Only Have Eyes For You", "Around The World", "The Way You Look Tonight", and "When You Wish Upon A Star". CD

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Zoot SimsZoot (Argo) (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Argo (Japan), 1956. Used ... $6.99
An obscure session for Zoot – but a nice one! The group's a quartet – with Johnny Williams on piano, Gus Johnson on drums, and Knobby Totah on bass – and Zoot's blowing in an unfettered setting that reminds us a bit of Sonny Stitt in similar settings at the same time! Tracks are shortish, but there's still plenty of room for Zoot to work in a style that's up there with his best bop recordings of the 50s – and at some level, the record's got the same sharp edge as Sims' best early sides for Prestige – but perhaps goes them one better with an added sense of tightness and maturity. The titles are pretty fresh too – and include "Poinciana", "55th & State", "920 Special", "Gus' Blues", and "Bohemia After Dark". CD
(Out of print.)

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Red SovineJuke Joint Johnny – Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), 1950s. New Copy ... $19.99 27.99
Great work from the legendary Red Sovine – a country singer who'd already spend many years in music before recording these sides for Decca and MGM in the 50s – but one who really took off during the decade with sides like these! Red's still country all the way through – but also borrows nicely from some of the more contemporary instrumentation of the time, and brings his sound forward with some slight rockish touches that never overwhelm his roots, but which really make the music crackle with a nice degree of energy! Sovine's sounds at the time might well be seen as taking country music forward from the generation of Hank Williams – and the scope of the collection is big enough to include 31 key tracks from the 50s, plus a great set of notes as well. Titles include "Sundown Sue", "You're Calling Me Sweetheart", "Wild Beating Heart", "Why Baby Why", "Billy Goat Boogie", "Intoxicated Rat", "Four Arms", "Poor Man's Riches", "Are You Mine", "Courtin Time In Tennessee", and "Juke Joint Johnny". CD

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Johnny Guitar WatsonBest Of The Okeh Years ... CD
Collectables/Okeh, Late 60s. Used ... $7.99
A long-overdue collection of Johnny's great work for the Okeh label from the mid 60s – material that's very different in style than his other records from later years! The first 12 tracks on the set are from a unique album that Johnny cut with Larry Williams – done in a soul-duet style that's really rocking, with an uptempo groove that's made the album a favorite for years on the Northern Soul scene! Those tracks are followed by 6 more from a wonderful album that has Johnny playing piano and guitar in a jazzy mode that's similar to his excellent early album for Chess – singing with more of a vocal jazz approach, but lots of bluesy overtones that make the whole set groove nicely. The last few tracks are in a similar mode – from a tribute to Fats Waller LP, but much hipper than Fats' own work! 20 tracks in all – with titles that include "Two For The Price Of One", "Nobody", "Find Yourself Somebody To Love", "Takin No Chances", "Ask Me", "Too Late", "Fever", "Coke", "Skate Key", "Ain't Gonna Move", "I'd Rather Fight Than Switch", "Comin Home Baby", and "Summertime". CD

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John WilliamsLong Goodbye (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Quartet (Spain), 1973. New Copy ... $22.99
A mad little soundtrack – for a mad little film! The Long Goodbye is one of the best-remembered Robert Altman films of the 70s – a wonderful contemporary remake of a Raymond Chandler/Phillip Marlowe classic – and in addition to some nice jazzy moments scored by John Williams, the score also features a stunning re-presentation of the main theme – a haunting number with vocals by Johnny Mercer! In the movie, Elliot Gould hears the song in many different versions – in a nightclub, on the radio, and in other settings that continue as the movie goes on – even a mariachi band at one point! The soundtrack CD features all these great versions – ten in all – with solo piano by Williams, a trio take by Dave Grusin, and vocals by Irene Kral, Clydie King, and Jack Sheldon too! The CD features all these takes on "The Long Goodbye" – plus more tracks that include "Marlowe In Mexico", "Night Talk", "Main Title Montage", and "The Border – plus even some studio rehearsal on the track, including banter from Clydie King! CD
(Limited edition of 500!)

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Larry WilliamsThat Larry Williams – The Resurrection Of Funk ... CD
Fantasy/Dusty Groove, 1978. New Copy ... $8.99 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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Richard WilliamsWhere Do I Go ... LP
MGM, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Classic Johnny Pate pop soul stuff for MGM, and a rare set of vocal tracks by Richard Williams, who, at the time, was best known to the world as a TV actor on the show Love American Style. Not all the cuts are great, but Johnny's arrangements are always a treat – and the record's got a nice pop 70s soul sound. Titles include "Wouldn't You Really Rather Have Me?", "Where Do I Go", "It's All Over", and "I Can't Make It Anymore". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has some wear, a hype sticker, a promo sticker, and a name in marker.)

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VariousAcoustic Blues – The Roots Of It All – The Definitive Collection Vol 3 – 1960s/1970s ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2CD ... $26.99 49.98
A stunning selection of acoustic blues – a series of well-done, deep-detailed CDs put together by the folks at Bear Family – who always give way more than 100% when it comes to this sort of project! The package comes with 2CDs and a super-heavy booklet that's filled with notes on the music, and song-by-song details – and this volume covers huge years of revival for the acoustic blues style – seminal recordings from the 60s and 70s, as a host of younger labels worked hard to rediscover lost blues giants from previous decades, and give exposure to some lesser-known talents too! 2CD package features 48 titles in all – with work by Mance Lipscomb, Scrapper Blackwell, Smokey Babe, Herman E Johnson, Johnny Young, Buddy Moss, Maxwell Street Jimmy Davis, Robert Pete Williams, Rev Gary Davis, Henry Townsend, Louisian Red, Jack Owens, Johnny Shines, Juke Boy Bonner, Babe Stovall, Furry Lewis, Joe Callicott, John Jackson, JB Lenoir, and many others. CD

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VariousBrunswick Singles Collection – Brothers Of Soul ... CD
Brunswick/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $21.99
Majestic male soul from Brunswick Records – the label who recorded some of the best material ever from singers like Gene Chandler and Jackie Wilson, and who also gave lots of other singers a great shot too! This set moves way past obvious Brunswick hits, and includes loads of lesser-known singles that are totally great – some funky, some laidback, and lots of them very very groovy – in that totally hip Chicago soul mode that Brunswick did so well. There's a number of artists here who only recorded briefly for Brunswick, before hitting fame elsewhere – and others who are remembered for the few rare gems they left behind at the label – all brought together here in a wonderful 25 track set. There's plenty of surprises throughout – and titles include "Doing The Feeling" by Alvin Cash, "Contract On Your Love" by Chuck Bernard, "I'll Bet You" by Billy Butler, "Sweet Sweet Revenge" by Alvin Valentine, "Hold On" by Marvin Smith, "This Melody Is For My Baby" by Ben Monroe, "Sweet Temptation" by Isaac Hayes, "Wrapped Up In Your Warm & Tender Love" by Richard Parker, "A Mean Thing" by Donald Height, "Just A Little Misunderstanding" by Johnny Williams, "You Got Me Walking" by Cicero Blake, "Once You Fall In Love" by Eddie Mcloyd, "Just A Thing Called Love" by John Parker, and "You Are" by Bobby Reed. CD

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VariousConfessing – Deep Soul From New Orleans ... CD
Grapevine (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $13.99 19.99
A set that's way deeper than the usual compilation of this type – and a collection that bypasses the more familiar styles of New Orleans funk for the slower, sadder styles of the Crescent City scene! The modes here aren't as typically associated with New Orleans as they are Memphis, Muscle Shoals, and other southern sites from the 60s and 70s – but the collection is a great illustration of the bluer sounds that bubbled forth from the city back in the day. Male singers really dominate here, but there's also a few nice female soul and group tracks as well – and if you're a fan of deep soul from the south, you'll find plenty of nicely-burning numbers here you can't find anywhere else! As always with Grapevine, the set list is perfectly chosen – and the CD features 20 tracks that include "His Love For Me" by Inell Young, "When Something Is Wrong With My Baby" by The Herculoids, "Will You Marry Me Girl" by The Philharmonics, "Stop To Think It Over" by God's Gift To Women, "Say You Will" by Joe Haywood, "Don't Set Me Back" by Diamond Joe, "A House Ain't A Home" by Little Johnny Williams, "Without Your Love" by Richard Caiton, "Now That I've Lost You" by Eldridge Holmes, "I Love You Still" by Zilla Mayes, and "You're Driving Me Crazy" by Ray Algere. CD

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VariousCountry Funk Vol 2 – 1967 to 1974 ... CD
Light In The Attic, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy Gatefold ... $13.99 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
Also available Country Funk Vol 2 – 1967 to 1974 ... LP 22.99
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✨✧ Gerry MulliganGerry Mulligan Meets Johnny Hodges ... CD
Verve, 1959. Used ... $3.99
An unlikely pairing – but that's what makes the record 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". CD

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Johnny RichardsSomething Else By Johnny Richards ... LP
Bethlehem, 1956. Very Good+ ... $29.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy red label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a small split in one corner, but is nice overall)

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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

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✨✧ VariousWorld's Funkiest Covers ... LP
Cultures Of Soul, 1970s/2011. New Copy ... 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, and "The Next Message" by The Mighty Mo & Winchester Seven. LP, Vinyl record album

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