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DillingerCB 200/Bionic Dread ... CD
Mango/Universal (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $13.99
Two mighty albums by the famous Dub Organiser – back to back on a single CD! CB 200 is a straight up classic – one of his first LPs to break large on the international scene, and certainly one of the first Dee Jay records to do so! Channel One Hoo Kim production features the Ragnam Piza toasting mightily over some fat rhythms provided by Benbow & Sly, Family Man and an all star cast of other great Jamaican session men. There's a bit of back & forth toasting with Trinity on "Crankface", the huge hit "Cokane In My Brain" and other essentials like "Buckingham Palace", "Plantation Heights" and the title track. On Bionic Dread, Dillinger cuts loose on the mic in his six million dollar style over a set of tasty Hookim riddims, laid nicely at Channel One in the mid 70s. Tracks include "Bionic Dread", "King Of The Road", "Invisible Dread", "Forward Commandments", "Ragnampiza", "Eastman Skank", "Ital Fighting", "Combination Two", Selassie I" and "Natty B SC". 20 tracks in all. CD

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New VariousDon Letts Presents The Mighty Trojan Sound ... CD
Trojan (UK), 1970s. New Copy 2CD ... $15.99
Don Letts has always been a mover and shaker on the London scene, building connections between the punk movement and helping a lot of Jamaican artists get signed to British labels, so it's only fitting that he should be tapped as selector for a collection of tracks from the deep, deep Trojan vaults. Like his Social Classics comp, this awesome 2 disc set is a tremendous selection of vocal, dee jay, instrumental and dub cuts, some well known, but many more obscure and still great nuggets. 44 tracks, all killer, no filler! Includes John Holt "It's A Jam In The Streets", Big Youth "Foreman Vs Frazier", Hopeton Lewis "Boom Shacka Laka", Shorty "President Mash Up The Resident", Glen Washington "Rockers No Crackers", Junior Byles "Fever", Lloyd Robinson "Cuss Cuss", Gregory Isaacs "Mr Know It All", The Hippy Boys "Doctor No Go", Karl Bryan "Soul Scorcher", Harry J All Stars "The Liquidator", The Chosen Few "Theme From Shaft", The Aggrovators "Channel One Is A Joker", Boris Gardiner "Elizabethan Reggae", King Tubby "I Trim The Barber", Dave & Ansell Collins "Double Barrel", Scientist "Scientist (Stalag 17)", Linval Thompson "Jamaican Callie (version)" and Prince Jammy & The Aggrovators "Out Of Order". CD

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VariousWest Coast Funk – From The Vaults Of Canyon/Roker Records ... CD
Essential, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $14.99
Rare funk from the vaults of Canyon Records – a label from the west coast, but one with a heart that's deep deep in the south! Swamp Dogg did a fair bit of work for Canyon, and turned in some of his best deep soul productions of the 70s for the imprint – and lots of the work on that label, and the associated Roker Records follows in a very similar feel – almost a trippier take on the sounds of Stax or Fame, filtered through a west coast sort of vibe. Many of these tracks haven't been reissued in years – if at all – and the collection is filled with gems that include "War" by Franky & The Spindles, "Happiness" by Rudy Love & The Company Soul, "If You Don't Get It Yourself" by Gloria Lynne, "Don't Rain On My Parade" by Vee Jay, "Somebody's Been Loving You" by Jean Wells, "Can I Be Your Squeeze" by Chuck Carbo, "Taking All the Love I Can" by The Chosen Few, "Dark Side Of The Ghetto" by The Four Monitors, "That's The Way It Is" by Loe, "Flipped" by Stanley Turrentine, and "Samba D Jubilee" by King Errisson. CD

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New RoyalsDubbing With The Royals ... CD
Pressure Sounds (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Another great set from Pressure Sounds! They really got us open when they pulled together their first set by the Royals, Pick Up The Pieces, and this dub and Dee Jay outing makes a perfect companion set. Excellent dubs rendered by the heaviest of the heavy mixologists: Tubby, Jammy, Scientist, Lee Perry and Errol T plus some rare, rare DJ versions from Prince Far I and I Roy, all packaged to the usual high Pressure Sounds standards. 19 tracks casting the Royals soulful reggae in a new light, 68 minutes of music in all, with rhythms built in Kingston by the cream of Jamaica's session players. Check the massive track list: 2 versions of "If You Want Good": "Negusa Nagast" featuring Knowledge & Prince Far I, dub mix by Scientist and "Nose Hole" with a dub mix by Ernest Hookim, "Waizero" ("Facts Of Life") dub mix by Scientist, "Wigwam" ("Blacker Black") dub mix by Scientist at Channel One, 3 versions of "Pick Up The Pieces": "Llongo" dub mix by Lee Scratch Perry & King Tubby, "Pride Of A Black Man" by Gladdy Anderson, and "Monkey Fashion" chatted up by I Roy, "Land Of Milk & Honey" ("Promised Land") dubbed by Errol T at Randy's, "Manna From The Sky" ("Malnutrition") dubbed by Prince Jammy, "Peace, Love & Dub" ("Peace & Love") dubbed by Ernest Hookim at Channel One, "Tirang" aka "Only For A Time" dub, "Tekla" with King Tubby being dubby on "Sufferer Of The Ghetto", "MIA" a dub of "Way Of Life" by Gregory Isaacs, "Jemima Antonia Dub" a dub of "Oh My Love", 2 versions of "Ghetto Man" "Sugar Candy" by I Roy and "Oongaan" by King Tubby, "Janhoi" featuring Knowledge & Prince Far I versioning "Make Believe" and "Jammy's Dub" with Prince Jammy dubbing the same rhythm and "Dub The Wrong" ("When You Are Wrong") dub mix by Ernest Hookim at Channel One. CD

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New RoyalsDubbing With The Royals ... CD
Pressure Sounds (UK), Late 60s/1970s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Another great set from Pressure Sounds! They really got us open when they pulled together their first set by the Royals, Pick Up The Pieces, and this dub and Dee Jay outing makes a perfect companion set. Excellent dubs rendered by the heaviest of the heavy mixologists: Tubby, Jammy, Scientist, Lee Perry and Errol T plus some rare, rare DJ versions from Prince Far I and I Roy, all packaged to the usual high Pressure Sounds standards. 19 tracks casting the Royals soulful reggae in a new light, 68 minutes of music in all, with rhythms built in Kingston by the cream of Jamaica's session players. Check the massive track list: 2 versions of "If You Want Good": "Negusa Nagast" featuring Knowledge & Prince Far I, dub mix by Scientist and "Nose Hole" with a dub mix by Ernest Hookim, "Waizero" ("Facts Of Life") dub mix by Scientist, "Wigwam" ("Blacker Black") dub mix by Scientist at Channel One, 3 versions of "Pick Up The Pieces": "Llongo" dub mix by Lee Scratch Perry & King Tubby, "Pride Of A Black Man" by Gladdy Anderson, and "Monkey Fashion" chatted up by I Roy, "Land Of Milk & Honey" ("Promised Land") dubbed by Errol T at Randy's, "Manna From The Sky" ("Malnutrition") dubbed by Prince Jammy, "Peace, Love & Dub" ("Peace & Love") dubbed by Ernest Hookim at Channel One, "Tirang" aka "Only For A Time" dub, "Tekla" with King Tubby being dubby on "Sufferer Of The Ghetto", "MIA" a dub of "Way Of Life" by Gregory Isaacs, "Jemima Antonia Dub" a dub of "Oh My Love", 2 versions of "Ghetto Man" "Sugar Candy" by I Roy and "Oongaan" by King Tubby, "Janhoi" featuring Knowledge & Prince Far I versioning "Make Believe" and "Jammy's Dub" with Prince Jammy dubbing the same rhythm and "Dub The Wrong" ("When You Are Wrong") dub mix by Ernest Hookim at Channel One. CD
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Roy AyersAfrica, Center Of The World ... CD
Polydor/Soul Brother (UK), 1981. New Copy ... $16.99
Roy Ayers in a very Afro-styled mode – working here on his own after a famous collaboration with Fela Kuti – in a set that's filled with the same sort of hard-driving Afro-Funk grooves that you'd find in Fela's classic recordings! The songs are shorter than Fela's, and with more of Roy's usual smooth jazzy production style – but the overall influence is very much in the Afro-Funk vein, and the album's sort of a "part 2" to the Music Of Many Colors set that was cut a few years before. William Allen worked on the record with Roy – playing choppy Afro-Funk bass, and arranging and producing a lot of the material with Roy and Jaymz Bedford – and the record also features a host of extra percussion players, as well as some vocals by the lovely Sylvia Striplin. Includes the great groover "Africa, Center Of The World", plus "The River Niger", and a great remake of "Third Eye", which was on Everybody Loves The Sunshine, but is redone here with a heavier sound! Other tracks include "There's A Masterplan", "I'll Just Keep Trying", and "Destination Motherland". CD

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Jayne Cortez & The FirespittersTaking The Blues Back Home ... CD
Verve/Harmolodic, 1996. Used ... $13.99
Jayne Cortez recites her poetry over jazz backing from a group that includes Frank Lowe on tenor, Talkib Kibwe on alto, Bern Nix on guitar, Billy Branch on harmonica, and Denardo Coleman on drums. Titles include "Cultural Operations", "Taking The Blues Back Home", "Bumblebee You Saw Big Mama", "The Guitars I Used To Know", "You Can Be", and "Nobody Knows A Thing". CD
(Out of print. Punch through barcode and gold promo stamp on booklet.)

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New Vijay IyerBreak Stuff ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2015. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
Beautiful trio work from pianist Vijay Iyer – a record that's filled with the sorts of chunky rhythmic lines we love so much in his playing! The album's got Iyer working much more at a familiar level than his more electronic album for ECM – with that sort of warmth and joy that's really brought new life to the piano trio format through his recordings – the best of which we might put up there with our early favorites from Robert Glasper. The group features Stephan Crump on bass and Marcus Gilmore on drums – and titles include "Blood Count", "Break Stuff", "Taking Flight", "Work", "Wrens", and "Mystery Woman". CD

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Jay DeeYancey Boys Instrumentals ... CD
Delicious Vinyl, 2008. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
The J Dilla beats that provided the stellar backdrop for his worthy brother Illa J's rhymes – the instrumentals for the Yancey Boys album – a record that stands up very well against many of the better LPs Dilla produced in his lifetime. It could have gone wrong in a number of ways for a number of reasons – but truth be told it's a quality record that's will worth picking up! On the vocal versions, Illa J's proved a worthy talent – rolling with a mix of singing and rhyming is really unique – and this set of bright, spacey funk beats by Dilla are naturally top notch & timeless and sound wonderful out on their own. Tracks include "Timeless", "We Here", "R U Listenin'", "All Good", "Swagger", "Illasoul", "Air Signs" and more. CD

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Jimmy LyonsComplete Black Saint/Soul Note Recordings (Wee Sneezawee/Give It Up/Burnt Offering/Nuba/Something In Return) (5CD box set) ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), 1980s. New Copy 5CD ... $55.99
A great run of music from Jimmy Lyons – some of his most important albums as a leader! First up is Wee Sneezawee – the kind of work that makes you love the Black Saint label for giving players like Jimmy Lyons a chance to still express themselves this way! Lyons is in wonderful form throughout – blowing with all the sharp tones that you'd know from his work with Cecil Taylor, but also bringing in a bit more structure too – kind of shaping a coherent sound out of an infinite array of possible actions – any of which seem possible at any moment, given the dynamic energy of the group! Other players include William Parker on bass, Paul Murphy on drums, Karen Borca on bassoon, and Raphe Malik on trumpet – and tracks include "Wee Sneezawee", "Gossip", "Shackinback", "Remembrance", and "Driads". On Give It Up, Jimmy Lyons is wonderful, but equally great is trumpeter Enrico Rava – whose bold tones on the record easily match those of Lyons in terms of energy and inventiveness! The format is relatively free – although some tunes have a bit of an inside swing, at least more so than Lyons' work with Cecil Taylor – and other players include Karen Borca on bassoon, Jay Oliver on bass, and Paul Murphy on drums. Titles include the long workouts "Methods", "Never", and "Give It Up" – plus the shorter tune "Ballada". Burnt Offering features great duets between Jimmy Lyons on alto and Andrew Cyrille on percussion – and titles include "Popp A", "Exotique", and "Burnt Offering". Nuba is a compelling collaboration between percussionist Andrew Cyrille, vocalist Jeanne Lee, and alto saxophonist Jimmy Lyons – one of the freer sessions on the Black Saint label, and one of the most striking as well! Cyrille handles a wide range of percussion – and also a few whistles too – and he really sets the tone with his open, expressive approach to his instruments – almost more melodic at points than rhythmic, with echoes of African roots that come through more strongly than on some of his other albums. Most numbers are pretty spare, and titles include "Nuba 1", "Cornbread Picnic (Maize)", "The One Before Zero", "JJ & A", "In These Last Days", "Sorry", and "Nuba 2". Something In Return is another set of duets between Lyns and Andrew Cyrille! While working in Cecil Taylor's group, Cyrille and Lyons developed a wonderful interplay and dynamic, which can be felt in full effect on this wonderful duo recording, where they approach mostly original material, but also take on Strayhorn's "Take The A Train". Also includes the title track "Lorry", "JL", "Nuba" and "Fragments I". CD

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Main IngredientEuphrates River/Afrodisiac ... CD
RCA/Expansion (UK), 1973/1974. New Copy ... $16.99
Two of our favorite albums by The Main Ingredient – back to back on a single CD! Euphrates River is a wonderfully complex batch of tunes that shows that the group were taking a cue from some of their hipper contemporaries, and pushing past a stock hit formula. Bert DeCoteaux was still arranging, but the group produced themselves, giving the record a sexy funky feeling in the best parts, not that dissimilar from some of Marvin Gaye's work, or records by groups like The Isley Brothers or The O'Jays. Includes great versions of two Seals & Crofts songs – "Summer Breeze" and "Euphrates" – both a perfect example of this style, as is "Happiness Is Just Around The Bend" – plus a great reading of Willie Hutch's "California My Way", which has a super-dope sample at the beginning. Of course, the album still includes material like their hit " "Just Don't Want To Be Lonely", a sweetly style AM radio pop hit in the band's best style of earlier years. Afrodisiac is one of the most righteous albums ever from the Main Ingredient – as you might guess from its title and stylish cover! The group are really opening up here – and show a distinct Stevie Wonder influence throughout – not just because they perform their own hip takes on a number of tunes by Stevie, but also because Wonder himself plays a bit on the record! Rhythms are inventive, and grooves nice and complex – way past standard chart soul, into a heady mix that holds up beautifully over the years. Keyboards slide in great with the harmonies – and titles include great versions of Stevie Wonder tunes "Superwoman", "Where Were You When I Needed You", "Something Lovely", "Girl Blue", and "I Am Yours" – plus the great breakbeat track "You Can Call Me Rover", which has a very tight drum sound at the beginning, and tight soul harmonies all the way through. Also features a hip take on the Isleys' "Work To Do" too! CD

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O'JaysO'Jays Live In London (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Philadelphia International (Japan), 1973. Used ... $9.99
A seminal album in the development of Philadelphia International – who seemed to be taking a cue from Motown and Stax in the 60s, by bringing their biggest act to a European audience! The set features the O'Jays working as beautifully in a live setting as they had in the Sigma Sound studios – singing to arrangements by Dennis Williams, but still getting enough production by Bobby Martin to keep the sound in line with their better known studio work from the time. There's a bit of a deeper soul sound overall here – especially on the vocals, which crackle nicely with a live sense of spontaneity. Titles include "Back Stabbers", "Sunshine", "Love Train", "When The World Is A Peace", and "Put Your Hands Together" – plus a few vocal introductions! CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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Joe SimonChokin Kind – The Sound Stage 7 Collection ... CD
Sound Stage 7/Airline, Late 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 18.99
Some of the greatest work ever from soul singer Joe Simon – presented here in a full package for the first time ever! Simon's an artist with countless great work to his name – including early singles for Fame and Vee Jay, and later hits for the Spring label in the 70s – but to us, his work for the Sound Stage 7 label may well be his best – as it offers up a pure, proud Simon really standing at the crossroads of soul music – twisting together many different strands with effortless ease! The style here is still more southern than Joe's later work, but there's also a hipper, tighter vibe going on too – one that even makes some of the more country-styled moments come across like nobody else, with an expansive range that might have the sophistication and class of Jerry Butler one minute, and the raspier charm of Bobby Womack the next. This 36 track set is the deepest dig we've ever seen into Simon's years at the label – and is filled with great tracks that include "No Sad Songs", "Dreamin", "Can't Find No Happiness", "Long Hot Summer", "Too Many Rivers", "Nine Pound Steel", "Teenager's Prayer", "It's Too Late", "Misty Blue", "The Chokin Kind", "Moon Walk", "San Francisco Is A Lonely Town", "Help Yourself", "Baby Don't Be Looking In My Mind", "Misty Blue", and lots more! CD

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Nina SimoneI Put A Spell On You (Jazz Heritage pressing) ... CD
Philips/Jazz Heritage, 1964. Used ... $7.99
Captivating work by Nina – working here in that unique crossover style she was using in the mid 60s – a blend of jazz and soul arrangements that were perfect for her intimate folksy style. The album's one of her first few for Philips, and it really has her opening things up a bit – going for a new range of expression that includes influences that wouldn't have been heard on her sets a few years back. And as some great examples, the album includes a classic rendition of "Feeling Good", plus "Take Care of Business", "Gimme Some", Jacques Brel's "Ne MeQuitte Pas" and the title track, "I Put A Spell On You", which is an incredible reworking of the classic by Screaming Jay Hawkins! CD
(Out of print. Booklet has a slight fold.)

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Mike SternStandards (& Other Songs) ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1992. New Copy ... $13.99
A really nice surprise from guitarist Mike Stern – a set that definitely delivers the standards promised in the title, and also creates a new sort of classic sound for Stern's guitar! Mike still plays with some chromatic modes that have that wider, arier sound of the guitar – but other moments focus on more of a tight line, deftly soloing on standards, almost taking Stern back to jazz of the generation before he got his start. There's still a few more contemporary moments on the set – and the lineup includes Al Foster on drums, Jay Anderson on bass, Randy Brecker on trumpet, Gil Goldstein on keyboards, and Bob Berg on saxes – on titles that include "Peace", "Windows", "Straight No Chaser", "Like Someone In Love", "Lost Time", "Nardis", and "Moment's Notice". CD

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Stu WilliamsonStu Williamson ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1956. New Copy ... $9.99
A really sparkling session from trumpeter Stu Williamson – one of a few great records he cut for the Bethlehem label in the 50s, and a set that's one of the cookingest from the company at the time! Stu's trumpet lines are already mighty nice – tight, and often a bit bolder than others from the west coast – and he's got some excellent company on saxophone here – the great young Charlie Mariano on alto, playing with a nice edge on a few tracks – plus equally great work from Bill Holman on tenor and Jimmy Guiffre on baritone. The rhythm section cooks nicely, too – with a boppish swing on the best numbers, delivered on piano by Claude Williamson, bass by Leroy Vinnegar, and drums by Mel Lewis. Titles include "Oom's Tune", "Big Red", "Red Cross", "Hongry Child", and "Pee Jay". CD

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VariousBeehives & Bumper Bullets – Country Girls Of The 60s ... CD
T-Bird (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... $8.99
A sweet little compilation of obscure female honky tonk singles – songs in the genuine honky tonk style of stripped down guitar, steel, bass and drums – material cut for the Bullet, Sur-Speed and Star labels in the 60s! Red Wortham's Bullet & Sur-Speed labels might be best known for some underappreciated R&B in the 60s, but a bunch of honky tonk and rock & roll was cut for the label(s), too, and here's a fine female roster doing the country. True school 50s & 60s honky tonk music from ladies, at a time when few women were aloud to cut this kind of music at the major labels – weepers from from Penny Jay, Beverly Buff, Carol Johnson, Freda Burrell, Ricky Page and others. Titles include "Convict's Angel" by Penny Jay, "I'll Love You As A Friend"and more by Beverly Buff, "You've Lost Every Right" by Carol Johnson, "I'm A Sports Nut" by Freda Burrell, "Making A Fool Of Myself" by Ricky Page, "Find Out What You Want" by Christy Page and more. 22 tracks in all. CD

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VariousIf Deejay Was Your Trade – The Dreads at King Tubby's 1974 to 1977 ... CD
Blood & Fire (UK), Mid/Late 70s. Used ... $7.99
Excellent selection of DJs riding some of the best rhythms cut at Tubby's in the 70s. Includes Big Joe's "In the Ghetto", I Roy "War & Frition", Tappa Zukie "Jah Is I Guiding Star", Dr. Alimantado "Mash It Up", Jah Stitch "Bury the Barber" and Dillinger "Regular Girl". CD
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VariousOne-Der-Ful Collection – One-Der-Ful Records ... CD
One Der Ful/Secret Stash, Late 60s. New Copy ... $15.99
An unassuming cover, but a set that's got a really colorful batch of rare Chicago soul – including a number of never-issued tracks from the legendary One-Der-Ful Records! The label was one of the true indie greats in Chicago back in the 60s – almost as much a force for local soul as bigger imprints like Chess, Okeh, and Brunswick – and home to an equally great array of artists – including a few who'd later hit big on different labels! The work here is all the handiwork of the Leaner brothers, who not only recorded most of the cuts here – but also helped distribute One-Der-Ful and a host of other midwestern indies – which really gave them a great ear for the best sounds coming from the underground, and the new trends that were breaking big way before the rest of the country picked them up. And although there have been other collections of One-Der-Ful material before, this one may well be the most thoughtful – from the detailed notes on the label and each artist, to the research that uncovered never-issued tracks that include "Happy Times" by Beverly Shaffer, "Enjoy Yourself" by The Five Du-Tones, "I'm Guilty" by Liz Lands, "Thank You Love" by Otis Clay, "Now That You're Gone" by McKinley Mitchell, "Meet Me Halfway" by Beverly Shaffer, "Take Me To Your Leader" by The Sharpees, "When You Get That Feeling" by The Five Du-Tones, "Got To Find A Way (alt)" by Otis Clay, "Seventh Hour" by Liz Lands, and "Here Comes My Baby" by Mary Silvers. The set features lots more great cuts too – including "Who Is She" by Lucky Laws, "The Prettiest Girl" by Joe & Mack, "The Sock" by The Sharpees, "All For You" by the Admirations, and "The Man Of The Town" by Jay Jordan. CD
Also available One-Derful Collection – One-Derful Records ... LP 23.99

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VariousR&B Singles Collection Vol 3 – Outta Sight Red Hot Rhythm & Blues ... CD
Outta Sight (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $16.99
Smoking work from the early years of soul music – that time when the style was just coming into its own, through equal parts jazz, R&B, blues, and gospel! The cuts here are those which might be called R&B in another setting, but definitely work together to inform the roots of soul – all in the style that's carried on by the later 60s reissues on the Outta Sight label. Lots of the cuts have the feel of some of the best Jazzman/Jukebox Jam reissues in recent years – a very different take on R&B than previous generations of collectors have explored. Titles include "I Get The Feeling" by Eli Lee, "Let's Start A Romance" by Little Joe Hinton, "Hard Times" by Jacki Ross, "Cherringale" by Ed Townsend, "Twist 62" by Jerry McCain, "My Book" by Bruce Cloud, "The Girl That Radiates The Charm" by June Alexander, and "Dynamite" by Big Jay Bush & The Houserockers. CD

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VariousWow – Belgium Popcorn – More Soul & R&B With Eastern Promise ... CD
Outta Sight (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... $16.99
Not Belgian music – despite what you might think from the title – but an assortment of great American soul and pop from the early 60s – all of which have a very sweet-stepping groove! The style here is the mode that's always been a favorite of Belgian soul fans – who dig a more midtempo groove than the British Northern Soul dancers – and the tracks do a great job of stepping across scenes and genres, to bring in a surprisingly wide range of music – all of which really sounds great together! The set (and the whole series) is a really nice change from the usual Brit soul collections – and is filled with wonderful tunes we never would have discovered otherwise – a great lineup that includes "I Say That's Allright" by Roosevelt Jones, "High In The Misty Sky" by Jackie Lynton, "Let Me Be The Fool" by Lucky Clark, "Thinking Of You" by Freddy Jaye, "Familiar" by Richard Hayes, "Kiss Away" by Otis Blackwell, "Magic Carpet" by Al Reed, "Someday & Someway" by Michael Stevens, and "Big Hand Little Hand" by Ronnie Savoy. CD

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New Paul Chambers1st Bassman ... CD
Vee Jay (Spain), 1961/1997. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Very tight hardbop session that bassist Paul Chambers cut for Vee Jay with a sextet that includes Tommy Turrentine on trumpet, Curtis Fuller on trombone, Yusef Lateef on tenor, and Wynton Kelly on piano. Turrentine and Fuller are beautifully smoking, as they always seemed to be at this point in their careers, and Lateef contributes a number of excellent compositions to the set, like "Bass Region", "Retrogress", and "Blessed" – all with the great mix of hardbop and more exotic themes that he could put into his best work. The CD's been 24 bit remastered, with a beautiful packaging job, and also includes 1 extra cut that wasn't on the original LP! CD
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New Jay-ZBlueprint 3 ... CD
Roc Nation, 2009. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
There are not many hurdles left for Jay Z to clear on Blueprint 3 – but staying vital and hungry despite all his triumphs is the strain that connects the best tracks here – and the best tracks here are pretty tight. The sound ranges from No ID soul grit to Timbaland star trips – with more beats by Kanye West, Swizz Beatz, The Inkredibles and The Neptunes. Titles include "What We Talking About" by Jay Z & Luke Steele, "Thank You", the mega buzzed "DOA (Death Of Auto-Tune)", "Run This Town" feat Rihanna & Kanye West, "Empire State Of Mind" with Alicia Keys, "Real As It Gets" with Young Jeezy, "Venus Vs Mars", "Hate" feat Kanye West, "So Ambitious" feat Pharrell, "Young Forever" feat Mr Hudson and more. CD

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New Wynton KellyWynton Kelly Trio – Complete Vee Jay Studio Recordings (Wynton Kelly At Midnite/Wynton Kelly/Go) ... CD
Vee Jay/Phoenix (Spain), Late 50s/Early 60s. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The complete trio recordings by Wynton Kelly for Vee Jay – pulled from 3 different albums, and also including a host of alternate takes as well! One of the main albums here is Kelly At Midnite – a moody, mellow late nite session – just spare trio material by Wynton, played in a group that features Paul Chambers on bass and Philly Joe Jones on drums! The titles are all nice and long – and really let Kelly stretch out on the keys – working in a mode that's lyrical and soulful – on a set of titles that include include Babs Gonzales' "Weird Lullaby", plus "Skatin", "Temperance", "On Stage", and "Pot Luck". Next up is the self-titled Wynton Kelly album for the label – straight-ahead trio material from Wynton, played by a trio that includes Jimmy Cobbs on drums, and either Sam Jones or Paul Chambers on bass. The tunes aren't anything special, but Kelly brings a nice mix of soul jazz and lyricism to the recording, serving up some nicely crafted moments in small doses. Titles include "Joe's Avenue", "Sassy", "Love, I've Found You", and "Autumn Leaves". Added to these titles is 1 more from the Paul Chambers album Go – a session that mostly features horns, but which also includes a trio track with Chambers and Cobb – "Dear Ann". 2CD set also features 13 more alternate takes – a total of 29 tracks in all! CD

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New O'JaysYear 2000/My Favorite Person ... CD
Philadelphia International/Right Stuff, 1980/1982. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
We know what you're thinking: "These guys were best in the 70s." Hold that thought for a moment and check out these great albums – because unlike a lot of their other chart-topping contemporaries from 1972 and 1973, the O'Jays actually continued to mature as a group, and managed to turn out some really fantastic material during the 80s! Year 2000 is a wonderful album that kicked off the group's strong run in the 80s – a set that features their sublime harmonies next to some tight mellow soul arrangements – hitting a mellower sound than before, and really letting them stretch out on the lyrics! The title cut's a real gem, but the whole album's great – and titles include "Year 2000", "To Prove I Love You", "The Answer's In You", "Once Is Not Enough" and "You're The Girl Of My Dreams (Sho'nuff Real)". My Favorite Person has the group nicely set up by McFadden & Whitehead – still recording at Sigma Sound, and working in a beautifully warm later Philly mode. The record includes the classic "My Favorite Person", one of the group's best later cuts, and a really catchy number – plus "Out In the Real World", "Don't Walk Away Mad", and "One On One". CD
(Out of print.)
 
 
 



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