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Johnny WilliamsJohn Goldfarb, Please Come Home! ... CD
Film Score Monthly, 1965. Used ... $14.99
A wonderful soundtrack – originally written for a 1965 film that starred Shirley MacLaine in a madcap action comedy! The setting of part of the film is the Middle East, and for the movie, Williams scored some tunes that have a great 60s spoof sort of feel – with lots of groovy rhythms, tight catchy themes, and an overall bouncy and fun sort of feel. But to keep with the setting of the film, he also wrote in a whole bunch of kitschy takes on "eastern" styles of music – almost a schlocky 60s parody of Middle Eastern music, handled with loads of cool instrumental touches! Titles include "Snake Dance", "The King Primps", "Goldfarb Focuses", "The Plot Begins", "Fawz TV", "The Red Sea", "Nothing Ever Works", "Mongoose Blues", "The Football Game", and "Pom Poms". 27 tracks in all – and limited to 3000 copies! CD
(Out of print. Limited to 3,000 copies.)

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✨✧ Johnny Williams/Dory & Andre PrevinValley Of The Dolls ... LP
20th Century, 1967. Very Good+ ... $2.99
A great little soundtrack – as campy as the film it was written for – and a record that's gone on to be one of the touchstone soundtracks of the 60s! Some of the tunes are more straight numbers by Johnny Williams – a bit dreamy, but with some nice easy touches – but the best tunes are the swinging vocal numbers, like "Give A Little More", "Come Live with Me" and "I'll Plant My Own Tree" – which have the fierceness of the film's characters set loose on record (an important thing in the years before you could watch a DVD copy of the movie at home!) Plus, the album starts out with the great monologue which begins the film – kind of a dreamy narrative about the beginning of the downfall that destroyed the life of Neely Bruce – and leads into tracks that include "It's Impossible", "Theme From Valley Of The Dolls", "Jennifer's Recollection", and "Jennifer's French Movie". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Valley Of The Dolls ... LP 16.99

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Johnny Williams/Dory & Andre PrevinValley Of The Dolls ... LP
20th Century/Universal, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.99
A great little soundtrack – as campy as the film it was written for – and a record that's gone on to be one of the touchstone soundtracks of the 60s! Some of the tunes are more straight numbers by Johnny Williams – a bit dreamy, but with some nice easy touches – but the best tunes are the swinging vocal numbers, like "Give A Little More", "Come Live with Me" and "I'll Plant My Own Tree" – which have the fierceness of the film's characters set loose on record (an important thing in the years before you could watch a DVD copy of the movie at home!) Plus, the album starts out with the great monologue which begins the film – kind of a dreamy narrative about the beginning of the downfall that destroyed the life of Neely Bruce – and leads into tracks that include "It's Impossible", "Theme From Valley Of The Dolls", "Jennifer's Recollection", and "Jennifer's French Movie". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Valley Of The Dolls ... LP 2.99

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✨✧ Johnny WilliamsHow To Steal A Million ... LP
20th Century, 1966. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Mid 60s magic from Johnny Williams – a cool little score to an obscure heist film that starred Audrey Hepburn and Peter O'Toole! The style here is very much like some of Johnny's other best of the time – often playful at points, but warmer at others – a great blend of fuller strings and more whimsical instrumentation that keeps up all the delightful play of the action on the screen. Titles include "Two Lovers", in both vocal and instrumental versions – plus "At Maxims", "The Cellini Venus", "The Prowler", "Simon Says", and "The Can Can". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing.)

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Johnny CashJohnny Cash Sings Hank Williams ... LP
Sun, Late 50s. Very Good ... $14.99
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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Jerry Goldsmith/John WilliamsJericho/Ghostbreaker ... CD
Film Score Monthly, 1965/1966. Used ... $18.99
2 great slices of lost 60s TV – both represented by wonderful soundtracks! Jericho was a short-lived WWII action drama that featured a driving, adventurous score by Jerry Goldsmith – one that has echoes of the series' military themes, but which also employs some of Jerry's more traditional modes of instrumentation for the period, include his creative use of woodwinds with percussion, heard more famously in spy films. The CD features 12 tracks from the soundtrack to Jericho – including "Two For The Road", "A Jug Of Wine A Loaf Of Bread & Pow", "Dutch & Go", "The Big Brass Contraband", and "Have Traitor Will Travel". The Ghostbreaker is an even cooler soundtrack – penned by Johnny Williams for a great one-off pilot that was never turned into a real show – and featuring some completely great music that ranks with Williams' better known action and comedy work of the 60s! The tunes are a mix of gentle themes, lighter tunes, and oddball "spooky" numbers that are especially great – often using weird instrumental effects to create an unusual mood. The main theme to the film is totally catchy – with these horns that vamp up and down in a muted and mysterious way – and titles include "Organ Piece", "Teaser", "Main Title", "The Spooked Skyscraper Strikes Again", "Don't Trip Over Diablo", and "Accent The Supernatural". CD
(Out of print.)

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Johnny OtisJohnny Otis – Rock N Roll History Vol 5 (aka The Johnny Otis Show) ... LP
Capitol (Germany), Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
An unusual overseas issue of 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", "Stay With Me", and "Hum Ding A Ling". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light aging on one side.)

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Johnny OtisRock N Roll Revue ... LP
Charly R&B (UK), Early 50s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $9.99
Early rocking work from the great Johnny Otis – with vocals by Otis, Marie Adams, Mel Williams, Marci Lee, and the whole group! Combo features vibes from Otis, plus Ernie Freeman on piano, Jack Kelson on alto and tenor, Fred Harman on tenor and baritone, Jimmy Nolen on guitar, and Earl Palmer on drums! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Hank WilliamsAlone & Forsaken – The Demos ... CD
Rural Routes, Late 40s/Early 50s. New Copy ... $11.99 15.98
A fantastic rare slice of work from the legendary Hank Williams – very stripped-down recordings that are pulled from home demos and radio appearances – and which stand strongly next to Hank's more famous singles of the time! The presentation of the music is surprisingly strong – not raspy old tapes, but clean, clear tracks that really get at the genius that Hank brought to the field of hillbilly music in the postwar years – a sound so strong, that even when he's just singing alongside his guitar, Williams can come across with the power of a Dylan or Johnny Cash. There's some great versions of classics here, alongside some other more obscure material – and titles include "Weary Blues From Waitin", "Tennessee Border", "Thank God", "No Not Now", "Sing Sing Sing", "Fool About You", "Blue Love", "Please Don't Let Me Love You", "We Live In Two Different Worlds", "Kaw Liga", "Rockin Chair Money", "My Bucket's Got A Hole In It", "I Could Never Be Ashamed Of You", and "You Caused It All By Telling Lies". CD
Also available Alone & Forsaken – The Demos ... LP 15.99

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Hank WilliamsAlone & Forsaken – The Demos ... LP
Rural Routes, Late 40s/Early 50s. New Copy ... $15.99 18.99
A fantastic rare slice of work from the legendary Hank Williams – very stripped-down recordings that are pulled from home demos and radio appearances – and which stand strongly next to Hank's more famous singles of the time! The presentation of the music is surprisingly strong – not raspy old tapes, but clean, clear tracks that really get at the genius that Hank brought to the field of hillbilly music in the postwar years – a sound so strong, that even when he's just singing alongside his guitar, Williams can come across with the power of a Dylan or Johnny Cash. There's some great versions of classics here, alongside some other more obscure material – and titles include "Weary Blues From Waitin", "Tennessee Border", "Thank God", "No Not Now", "Sing Sing Sing", "Fool About You", "Blue Love", "Please Don't Let Me Love You", "We Live In Two Different Worlds", "Kaw Liga", "Rockin Chair Money", "My Bucket's Got A Hole In It", "I Could Never Be Ashamed Of You", and "You Caused It All By Telling Lies". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Alone & Forsaken – The Demos ... CD 11.99

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John WilliamsLong Goodbye (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Quartet (Spain), 1973. Used ... $14.99
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
(Out of print and limited to 500 copies.)

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John Williams/Henry ManciniPenelope/Bachelor In Paradise (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Film Score Monthly, 1961/1966. Used 2CD ... $18.99
2 fab fab soundtracks – both from swinging 60s sex comedies, and presented here with a huge amount of extra bonus tracks! Penelope is a really groovy soundtrack from Johnny Williams – scored for a goofy heist film starring Natalie Wood, and featuring a wonderful blend of jazzy, bossa, and harmony-styled tunes! The whole thing's extremely lively – and although Williams is working with a larger orchestra on most of the record, there's also some bouncing electric bass on the bottom of most cuts – and nice use of jazzy solo instruments. The title theme "Penelope" is sung in a sunshine harmony mode by The Pennypipers, a group assembled for the record – and other tracks include "Poolside", "The Girl In The Yellow Dress", "Girl Chase", "The Mad Professor", "Penny's Arcade", and "At The Art Museum". Bachelor In Paradise is an even more obscure recording – penned by Henry Mancini for an early 60s Bob Hope comedy, and done with a range of jazzy styles that's every bit in the best Mancini mode – but which also opens up to some of the modder, more swinging modes of the time! The whole thing's wonderfully jazzy – done with a rich, full sound that's great – emotive at times, but always light and playful, and ready to break out into a groovy tune at the drop of a hat! Titles include "Welcome", "Main Title", "Drum Effects/Bachelor In Paradise", "Try It Tonight", and "Top Shelf". Plus, Penelope is presented here with both 18 tracks from the film, plus the 12 that were on the album – plus 6 more bonus cuts too! And Bachelor is featured with 17 tracks from the movie, plus 10 more bonus tracks! The 2CD set features 63 tracks in all – along with amazing notes and images! CD
(Limited to 3,000 copies.)

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✨✧ Deniece WilliamsBlack Butterfly – The Essential Niecy ... CD
Columbia/Big Break (UK), Late 70s/1980s. New Copy 2CD ... 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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✨✧ Larry WilliamsThat Larry Williams – The Resurrection Of Funk ... CD
Fantasy/Dusty Groove, 1978. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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 Guitar WatsonHot Just Like TNT - The Best Of His Early Years ... CD
Ace (UK), Mid 50s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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Elmer BernsteinStaccato ... LP
Capitol, 1959. Very Good- ... $8.99
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
(Rainbow label pressing.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonGreat Paris Concert ... LP
Atlantic, 1963. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
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, Lawrence 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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing in the textured cover. Cover has a small split on the top seam and splitting on the spine.)

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Duke EllingtonIn The Uncommon Market ... LP
Pablo, Early 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $9.99
A fantastic testament of the live genius of Duke Ellington – material recorded from a few different 60s shows recorded in Europe – woven together to make an album that's every bit as magical as some of the Duke's famous studio sides from the 40s and the 50s! The choice of tunes is great – some less-familiar Ellington compositions, highlighted by that fantastic blend of modernism and swing that the group was developing strongly from the mid 50s onwards – even more so than in previous years, with a maturation in both the leader and group members that made whole new heights of colorful expression possible! Players include Johnny Hodges, Paul Gonsalves, and Harry Carney on saxes – and Cat Anderson, Ray Nance, and Cootie Williams on trumpets – on titles that include "Bula", "Silk Lace", "Star Crossed Lovers", "ESP", "Guitar Amour", "Kinda Dukish", and two takes on "The Shepherd", which was done for a film about Jean Miro! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Art FarmerSomething To Live For ... LP
Contemporary, 1987. Very Good+ ... $5.99
An unexpected treasure – like so many of Art Farmer's later albums! The record is ostensibly a tribute to the music of Billy Strayhorn – which might make us expect some soporific Ellington cliches – but the session's really just a small group one, played by Art with a quintet that includes Clifford Jordan, James Williams, Rufus Reid, and Marvin Smitty Smith – all coming together in a fluidly soulful style that's really great. Farmer's work on flugelhorn seems even more inventive than ever – and titles include "Bloodcount", "Johnny Come Lately", "Isfahan", "Raincheck", and "Upper Manhattan Medical Group". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear & a promo stamp.)

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Art FarmerSomething To Live For (with bonus track) ... CD
Contemporary, 1987. Used ... $6.99
An unexpected treasure – like so many of Art Farmer's later albums! The record is ostensibly a tribute to the music of Billy Strayhorn – which might make us expect some soporific Ellington cliches – but the session's really just a small group one, played by Art with a quintet that includes Clifford Jordan, James Williams, Rufus Reid, and Marvin Smitty Smith – all coming together in a fluidly soulful style that's really great. Farmer's work on flugelhorn seems even more inventive than ever – and titles include "Bloodcount", "Johnny Come Lately", "Isfahan", "Raincheck", and "Upper Manhattan Medical Group". CD features a bonus track – "Daydream". CD

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Herbie HancockFat Albert Rotunda ... LP
Warner, 1969. Very Good+ ... $24.99
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! LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing.)

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✨✧ BB KingLive & Well ... CD
BGO (UK), 1969. Used ... $10.99
BB King not just live, but well-recorded in the studio too – in this classic ABC set that showcases both sides of his talents! Side one is the live set – and it's arguably better than any of the previous other concert recordings he did for the label – with a tighter, moodier feel that's almost more small club – with backing from a combo that features Charlie Boles on Hammond, Patrick Williams on trumpet, and Lee Gatling on tenor. Live titles include "Just A Little Love", "Sweet Little Angel", "Don't Answer The Door", and "Please Accept My Love". Side two is studio material, with some mighty sweet arrangements by Johnny Pate that almost bring a bit of funk into the mix at times – particularly on the drums which really groove things along! Herbe Lovelle handles the drum kit, and overall things are leaner than any previous Pate work with King – nice and raw, on cuts that include "I Want You So Bad", "Friends", "Get Off My Back Woman", and "Why I Sing The Blues". CD
Also available Live & Well ... LP 19.99

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BB KingLive & Well ... LP
Bluesway/ABC, 1969. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $19.99
BB King not just live, but well-recorded in the studio too – in this classic ABC set that showcases both sides of his talents! Side one is the live set – and it's arguably better than any of the previous other concert recordings he did for the label – with a tighter, moodier feel that's almost more small club – with backing from a combo that features Charlie Boles on Hammond, Patrick Williams on trumpet, and Lee Gatling on tenor. Live titles include "Just A Little Love", "Sweet Little Angel", "Don't Answer The Door", and "Please Accept My Love". Side two is studio material, with some mighty sweet arrangements by Johnny Pate that almost bring a bit of funk into the mix at times – particularly on the drums which really groove things along! Herbe Lovelle handles the drum kit, and overall things are leaner than any previous Pate work with King – nice and raw, on cuts that include "I Want You So Bad", "Friends", "Get Off My Back Woman", and "Why I Sing The Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label ABC pressing. Cover has a gold stamp.)
Also available Live & Well ... CD 10.99

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Earl KlughCrazy For You ... LP
Liberty, 1981. Near Mint- ... $2.99
Earl Klugh steps along with a smooth and soulful groove here – one that mixes his own acoustic guitar with warm electric instrumentation, and some nice use of strings as well! Arrangements are by a few different folks who all help shape the sound of the set – Greg Phillinganes, Patrick Williams, Dave Matthews, and Johnny Mandel – all talents who know how to hit the right balance of soul and sophistication to work well with Klugh's guitar! Titles include "I'm Ready For Your Love", "Soft Stuff", "Broadway Ramble", "Calypso Getaway", "Crazy For You", and "Twinkle". LP, Vinyl record album

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Henry ManciniBlues & The Beat ... CD
RCA/BMG, 1960. Used ... $12.99
This is a pretty jazzy record compared to the usual Mancini soundtrack-type stuff. It's mostly mellow the whole way through and has some very nice moments due to the quality of the playing. His orchestra includes such folks as Pete Condoli on trumpet, Dick Nash on trombone, Johnny Williams on piano, Victor Feldman on vibes & marimba and Larry Bunker on vibes. There is only one Mancini original – "The Beat" – and the others are jazz standards such as "Misty", "After Hours", "Mood Indigo", "Tippin In", "Sing, Sing, Sing", and "Big Noise From Winnetka". CD
(Out of print.)
 
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Johnny RichardsSomething Else By Johnny Richards ... LP
Bethlehem, 1956. Very Good ... $14.99
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 mostly split spine.)

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✨✧ Gerry MulliganGerry Mulligan Meets Johnny Hodges (alternate cover) ... 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.)

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✨✧ Johnny PateBucktown – Original Soundtrack ... LP
American International, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Johnny RichardsSomething Else By Johnny Richards ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1956. New Copy ... 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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✨✧ VariousWindy City Blues – The Transition – 1935 to 1953 ... LP
Nighthawk, Late 30s/1940s/Early 50s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Pivotal years of the Chicago blues scene – a time when the city was moving from rural influences to electric modes! That great span of work is presented here beautifully – in a set of tracks that begins in the mid 30s and end in the mid 50s – tracing an evolution that would not only go on to transform the music, but also have a huge impact on other styles for decades to come! The set features a 16 tracks in all – including "Please Don't" by Johnny Shines, "Fishin Blues" by Tony Hollins, "Down Behind The Rise"by Guitar Pete Franklin, "Black Spider Blues" and "Dust My Broom" by Robert Lockwood, "Sunnyland" by Sonny Boy Williamson, "Prowlin Nighthawk" by Robert Lee McCoy, "Easy Ridin Mama" by Washboard Sam, and "Sweet To Mama" by State Street Boys. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Windy City Blues – The Transition – 1935 to 1953 (with bonus tracks) ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ VariousWindy City Blues – The Transition – 1935 to 1953 (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Nighthawk, Late 30s/1940s/Early 50s. New Copy ... $11.99 14.98
Pivotal years of the Chicago blues scene – a time when the city was moving from rural influences to electric modes! That great span of work is presented here beautifully – in a set of tracks that begins in the mid 30s and end in the mid 50s – tracing an evolution that would not only go on to transform the music, but also have a huge impact on other styles for decades to come! The set features a 16 tracks in all – including "Please Don't" by Johnny Shines, "Fishin Blues" by Tony Hollins, "Down Behind The Rise"by Guitar Pete Franklin, "Black Spider Blues" by Robert Lockwood, "Sunnyland" by Sonny Boy Williamson, "Prowlin Nighthawk" by Robert Lee McCoy, "Easy Ridin Mama" by Washboard Sam, and "Sweet To Mama" by State Street Boys. CD features 8 more bonus tracks – mostly from the mid 50s – by Willie Nix, Floyd Jones, John Brim, and others! CD

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✨✧ VariousWorld's Funkiest Covers ... CD
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, "Scorpio" by Johnny Frigo, "Rat Race" by Antibalas, and "The Next Message" by The Mighty Mo & Winchester Seven. CD
 
 
 



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