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French KissPanic ... CD
Harlem/Hot, 1979. Used ... $5.99
A surprisingly soulful set of tracks from French Kiss – the kind of group that you'd really expect to be a throwaway disco ensemble from their name and the cover of the record (which shows a woman getting her dress caught in the door of a limo!) The real strength of the set is the vocals – sung by a trio that features Lamarr Stevens, Muffi Durham, and Yvette Johnson – on the best cuts given enough room to express themselves fully, alongside larger arrangements from Simon Soussan, at the head of the Simon Orchestra. There's a full-grooving approach that's almost in the Canadian disco mode, and titles include "Panic", "We're The Right Combination", "You Got Me Groovin", and "Lovin Tears Suite". CD

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KissDestroyer ... LP
Casablanca, 1976. Very Good- ... Just Sold Out!
LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the heavy inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ KissI Was Made For Lovin You/Hard Times ... 7-inch
Casablanca, 1979. Very Good- ... $1.99
7-inch, Vinyl record

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KissUnmasked ... LP
Casablanca, 1980. Very Good+ ... $4.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Missing the extras.)

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✨✧ KissDouble Platinum ... CD
Mercury, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock

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✨✧ KissDynasty ... LP
Casablanca, 1979. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some sticker remnants on back.)

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✨✧ VariousHard To Believe – A Kiss Covers Compilation ... LP
C/Z, 1990. Used ... Out Of Stock
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Bonjour Monsieur BasieKiss Like A Frenchman (2x12") ... 12-inch
Wow! (UK), 1993. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $0.99
12-inch, Vinyl record

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Narvel FeltsKiss-A-Me Baby/Foolish Thoughts ... 7-inch
Mercury, 1957. Near Mint- ... $19.99
7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a sticker.)

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INXSKiss The Dirt (Falling Down The Mountain) (double a-side single) ... 12-inch
Atlantic, 1986. Very Good ... $2.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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JadakissKiss Of Death ... LP
Interscope, 2004. Near Mint- 2LP ... $7.99
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(Clean edited promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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JadakissKiss Of Death (clean, main, clean acapella, inst) ... 12-inch
Interscope, 2004. Near Mint- ... $0.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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✨✧ MC RenKiss My Black Azz ... CD
Priority, 1992. Used ... $3.99
(Tray card has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ MtumeKiss This World Goodbye ... LP
Epic, 1978. Very Good ... $11.99
An early crossover set from Mtume – one that still holds onto some of the elements first forged in the spiritual jazz underground of the early 70s, yet one that also starts to showcase more of the tighter soul groove he'd burst into prominence in the early 80s! The blend is a great one, and makes the album one of Mtume's most compelling records – as even amidst some of the more grooving numbers, there's some great offbeat elements at work too – almost putting the record in the territory of work by Roy Ayers or Edwin Birdsong. The mighty Hubert Eaves contributes lots of great keyboards to the record, and famous partner Reggie Lucas plays guitar – while Mtume himself sings along with his percussion, and also gets some female vocal help from Tawatha. Titles include the sublime "The Closer I Get To You" – plus "Just Funnin", "Kiss This World Goodbye", "Love Lock", "Metal Flake Mind", and "This Is Your World". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes inner sleeve.)

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SmetanaKiss – Eduard Haken/Eva Depoltova/Leo Marian Vodicka/Vaclav Zitek/Frantisek Vajnar/BRNO Janacek Opera Chorus & Orchestra (3LP set) ... LP
Supraphon (Czech Republic), 1980. Near Mint- 3LP ... $13.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes original book and box – both in good shape.)

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Paul StanleyKiss – Paul Stanley ... LP
Casablanca, 1978. Very Good- ... $3.99
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(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Stravinsky/HovhanessSong Of The Nightingale/Fairy's Kiss, Divertimento/Mysterious Mountain (Symphony No 2 Op 132) – Fritz Reiner/Chicago Symphony Orchestra ... CD
RCA, 1956/1958. Used ... $4.99
(CD case has a cutout hole.)

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Nikki Sudden & Roland S HowardKiss You Kidnapped Charabanc ... LP
Creation, 1987. Near Mint- ... $39.99
Some of the moodiest music that Nikki Sudden recorded in the 80s – and that's saying a lot, given his other albums! The record's a duet with Roland S Howard – of Birthday Party and Lydia Lunch collaborative fame – and Howard has Nikki really moving into noisier territory – both with the guitar parts used on the tunes, and in the overall presentation of the lyrics and ideas of the tunes! There's no other band on the set, which gives the music a looser, less-structured feel than some of Sudden's other records – really letting the vocal and instrumental concepts ruminate in a space that's all their own – with completely sublime results. Titles include "Feather Beds", "A Quick Thing", "Crossroads", "Don't Explain", "Better Blood", and "Rebel Grave". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Pam Todd & Gold Bullion BandBaisez-Moi (Kiss Me) (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Channel, 1978. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Great stuff from Pam Todd – a sexy little number that shows why she's always been one of the favorites of the underground! The a-side's a 6:36 version of this club classic, with a tight funky groove, and the b-side's got an instrumental by the Gold Bullion Band that's 5:30 long. Nice stuff, and an essential single from one of the true geniuses of the dancefloor! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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VariousKiss Mastermixes Vol 1 ... LP
Prelude, 1982. Very Good+ 2LP ... $14.99
A pretty cool 2LP set that brings the "mastermix" formula of New York's Kiss-FM to wax! The "mastermix" was a daily feature on the station – one that took 3 big tracks of the day, and blended them into one long tune. Mixes are by Shep Pettibone – and tracks include "A Little Bit Of Jazz" by Nick Straker Band, "Give it To Me" by Conquest, "Dyin To Be Dancin" by Empress, "Searchin To Find The One" by Unlimited Touch, "Come Let Me Love You" by Jeanette Lady Day, "Can You Handle It" by Sharon Redd, "Gonna Get Over You" by France Joli, "Body Music" by The Strikers, and "You're The One For Me" by D-Train. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some edge wear.)
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Doris AllenShell Of A Woman – The Legendary Playground Sessions ... CD
Soulscape (UK), Late 60s/Mid 80s. New Copy ... $13.99 19.99
Powerhouse soul from singer Doris Allen – who made a bit of a splash in the late 60s southern soul scene with duet partner Big John Hamilton – but who's own work from that time and a couple decades later have been under acknowledged in the digital era until now! The first half of the CD features the late 60s work, and it's wonderful – produced by Finley Duncan at Duncan's Playground Studios – featuring a couple of the Hamilton duets, but it's Doris's show. She can both shout out soulfully to the heavens and reign it in for more delicate numbers, and the often gritty soul backing of drums, organ and horns are of the finest caliber. The second half of the set jumps to the mid 80s, and the cleaner, smoother sounds of that era – still produced by Duncan – and Allen's voice as impeccable as earlier. Titles include "A Shell Of A Woman", "Kiss Yourself For Me", "Let A Little Love In", "A Place In My Heart", "Them Changes", "Bright Star", "Candy From A Baby", "Treat Me Like A Woman", "Full Time Fool", "Night Time Is The Right Time" and more, plus 9 previously unreleased tracks, including "Clean Up Woman", "Birmingham Jail", "Ashes Won't Burn" and more. 23 tracks in all! CD

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Rodrigo Amado/Kent Kessler/Paal Nilssen-LoveAbstract Truth ... CD
European Echoes, 2009. Used ... $6.99
Plenty of power here – a hip trio that features saxophonist Rodrigo Amado on tenor and baritone, alongside bold rhythms from Kent Kessler on bass and Paal Nilssen-Love on drums! Both Kent and Paal are players we know and love from other albums, and they definitely hold up to their previous promise here – propelling the tunes with a dynamic energy that's totally great – followed by Amado's well-crafted tenor lines, and some surprisingly nice moments on baritone too. Most tracks feel relatively free, but have an inherent sense of structure – at least through their sense of force – and titles include "Human Condition", "The Kiss", "Universe Unmasked", "Enigma Of The Arrival", "The Enchanted Room", and "Clouds & Shadows". CD

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Nancy AmesLatin Pulse ... LP
Epic, Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Nancy sings some sweet Latin groovers in Spanish – backed by groovy 60s arrangements from Joe Sherman! The feel here isn't quite as driving as on her classic "Mas Que Nada" album – but it does have a similar style – sort of blending easy 60s vocals with swinging pop Latin rhythms, all in a style that's pretty darn groovy, especially on the upbeat numbers! Tracks include Spanish versions of "Yesterday", "That Kiss", "A Taste Of Honey", "Call Me", and "Shadow Of Your Smile". LP, Vinyl record album

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Erykah BaduMama's Gun ... LP
Motown, 2000. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $22.99 24.98
A millennial classic from Erykah Badu – a record that came along right as the current century was starting up, to show a soulful path that would keep things strong for many years to come! The album grabbed a bigger audience than Erykah's first, but still kept things strong – really focusing in on that amazing vocal style that made the singer such a unique talent – and which always had edges that were sharper, and runs that were deeper, than some of her contemporaries who might be able to trick a phrase with a bit of spirit, but never deliver the whole thing in the way that Badu can! Themes are both personal and hinting at her political turns to come – and titles include "Kiss Me On My Neck", "Didn't Cha Know", "My Life", "AD 2000", "Bag Lady", "In Love With You", and "Booty". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ray BarrettoSenor 007 ... LP
United Artists, 1965. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
One of our favorite Ray Barretto albums of the 60s – a real gem from the pre-Latin Soul years! The album's a clear attempt to cash in on the cash in on the James Bond craze of the time – issued by United Artists, who were releasing the Bond films, but also had Ray under contract during the period too. But despite that simple gimmick, it's a great little set – with a quality level that goes way beyond Bond soundtracks, or the usual from Barretto at the time! The tracks are all hard and groovy, with an excellent jazz feel – and some killer arranging from Ray that's right up there with the work he did for his legendary Charanga Moderna album! You may recognize the song titles – but their versions here are superb, and the album's filled with many many wonderful moments that step out with mad rhythms and great jazzy touches. Titles include "Mister Kiss Kiss Bang Bang", "OO7", "Search For Vulcan", "Thunderball", and "Goldfinger". Nice "spy" shot of Ray on the cover, too! LP, Vinyl record album

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John BarryJames Bond 10th Anniversary ... LP
United Artists, 1972. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $5.99
A very cool 2LP set featuring some of John Barry's best work for the James Bond soundtracks! Titles include "The Death Of Goldfinger", "James Bond Is Back", "Girl Trouble", "Auric's Factory", "Kingston Calypso", "James Bond Theme", "Bond Below Disco Volante", "Bond Back In Action Again", "Goldfinger", "OO7", "Mr Kiss Kiss Bang Bang", and "The Golden Horn". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Claude BollingAwakening ... CD
Entracte/Quartet (Spain), 1980. New Copy ... $22.99
Quite a rich score from Claude Bolling – more orchestral and less jazz-based than some of his other soundtracks of the 70s – but very well suited to this tale of Egyptological horror! Bolling unfolds his instruments in a very nice way – sometimes starting with very low-end sounds that create a nice sense of tension, which then "awaken" in manners that fit the title nicely – moving sparely, and in a nicely subtle way to underscore the narrative. Titles include "Queen Kara", "Psychiatrist's Death", "Hieroglyphics", "The Eclipse", "Hamid's Last Judgement", "The Kiss", and "Mind Over Matter". First-ever CD release, too – with great sound and a full booklet of notes! CD

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Dollar Brand/Klaus Doldinger/Eje Thelin/Sarah VaugJazz Antibes 1963 – Festival International Du Jazz Juan-Les-Pins ... CD
Be! (Germany), 1963. New Copy ... $16.99
Sweet slices of work from a hell of a jazz festival – the 1963 Antibes performances, served up here in some incredibly hip material! The set begins with early work from pianist Dollar Brand – whose trio sounds moody and amazing on "Antibes Jam", then gets joined the great vocalist Sathima Bea Benjamin on a version of "Prelude To A Kiss". Next up is the soulful sound of tenorist Klaus Doldinger, whose group includes Ingfried Hoffmann on piano – on a sensitive reading of "Like Someone In Love", which really shows off Klaus' under-recorded ballad style. The great trombonist Eje Thelin follows – leading a quintet with Ulf Andersson on tenor and Lars Joesten on piano – on the very long "Antibes Jam". A Polish group follows with another long track – a sharp-edged take on "Well You Needn't", led by tenorist Jan Wroblewski in a quartet with Wojciech Karolak on piano. Last up is singer Sarah Vaughan – working with the Kirk Stewart Trio – on the titles "I Can't Give You Anything But Love", "Tenderly", "A Taste Of Honey", and "Bill Bailey". CD

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Pattie BrooksLove Shook/Our Ms Brooks ... CD
Casablanca/FTG, 1977/1978. New Copy ... $8.99 14.98
A disco double-header! First up is Love Shook – classic disco from Pattie Brooks, and a soaring 70s set that's right up there with the best Casablanca Records grooves of the time! The rhythms here are upbeat and lively – strings mixed in with quick-stepping rhythms, all set to the vocals of Pattie, which have just the right sort of flow to take off nicely in the setting! Titles include "Love Shook", "Let's Make Love To The Music", "Girl Don't Make Me Wait", and a totally cool "Pop Collage Medley", which features bits of "Popcorn" and "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye". Next is Our Ms Brooks – a record that has Pattie reunited with the Soul Galore production team – working with backdrops that are full, but never too overblown – right in that perfect Casablanca mode! Titles include "Heartbreak In Disguise", "After Dark", "This Is The House Where Love Died", and "The Back-up Singer". CD

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Funky BrownThese Songs Will Last Forever ... CD
Glades/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $19.99
Sweet grooves from Funky Brown – an artist who's more soul-based than you'd guess from his name, and who works here in the hippest Miami modes of the mid 70s! The album's got this warm glow that's mighty nice – even smoother and more mature than some of the Timmy Thomas work of the time – with plenty of keyboards from Harold Butler alongside Brown's sweet vocals – in ways that mix together bits of Miami soul with currents from bigger 70s names on the Philly scene, and maybe even a bit of Barry White! Paul Khouri arranged and produced, and definitely has a way with a midtempo groove – and titles include "Nice & Slow", "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine", "Let's Make A Baby", "Sharing The Night Together", "For The Love Of You", and "Kiss & Say Goodbye". CD

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June ChristyBig Band Specials ... CD
Capitol (UK), 1962. Used ... $5.99
A very different album than usual for June Christy – one of her last for Capitol, and a very swinging, upbeat affair! As the title implies, June's singing a set of tunes made famous during the glory days of the big bands – tracks associated with Duke Ellington, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, and others – all given a nice reworking here by June, in a style that's got a hipper, swinging California kind of groove! Arrangers on the set are Bill Holman, Bob Cooper, and Shorty Rogers – and they all keep things light and above board – shaking away the bluer tones and quieter moods of some of June's other records, taking her vocals back to the highly swinging style that first brought her fame in the 40s. Titles include "Frenesi", "Time Was", "Good Bye", "Night In Tunisia", "Stompin At the Savoy", "Prelude To A Kiss", and "Skyliner". CD
(Out of print.)

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June Christy & Stan KentonDuet (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol, 1955. Used ... $9.99
Haunting stuff – and one of June Christy's darkest albums! June's singing here with her old boss, Stan Kenton, at the piano – no other real backing, just the pair of them working together in a session that's uniquely stripped down for the time. June's vocals are frail and tender – with even more sadness than in some of her more fully arranged sessions, all of which we love to death. Titles include "Come To The Party", "Angel Eyes", "Lonely Woman", "Every Time We Say Goodbye", "How Long Has This Been Going On", "We Kiss In A Shadow", and "You're Mine You". Plus, the CD reissue contains 2 bonus tracks not on the original LP! CD
(Out of print.)

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CrystalsHe's A Rebel ... LP
Philles/Sundazed, 1963. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
Sublime sounds from The Crystals – one of the coolest, grooviest girl soul groups of the 60s – thanks to superb work in the studio from the legendary Phil Spector! The sound here is a pefect balance between pop and soul – definitely with vocals bold enough to warrant the latter, but supported by perfect wall of sound production, Jack Nitzsche arrangements, and razor-sharp Wrecking Crew instrumentation – so that the whole thing soars to the heavens on magical waves of sound! The album shares a number of tracks with the group's Twist Uptown album, but the overall mood is a bit different – and tracks include the wonderful "He Hit Me (It Felt Like A Kiss)" – a song that really illustrates the complexity of early material like this – plus the Wall Of Sound classics "Uptown", "Oh Yeah Maybe Baby", "He's Sure The Boy I Love", "What A Way To Turn Seventeen", "I Love You Eddie", and "No One Ever Tells You". LP, Vinyl record album

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Duke EllingtonBlack, Brown, & Beige – The 1944 to 1946 Band Recordings (3CD set) ... CD
Bluebird/RCA, Mid 40s. Used 3 CDs ... $14.99
A massive selection of songs from the same period as Ellington's album of the same name. With a whole bunch of his classic players, including Billy Strayhorn, Johnny Hodges, Ray Nance, Al Hibbler, Oscar Pettiford, and many more. Tracks include "Work Song", "Come Sundday", "The Blues", "Three Dancers", "I Ain't Got Nothin But The Blues", "I'm Beginning To See The Light", "I Didn't Know About You", "Mood To Be Woo'd", "Prelude To A Kiss", "Caravan", "Everything But You", "Mood Indigo", "Sophisticated Lady", "Solitude", "Black Beauty", "Balcony Serenade", "Tell Ya What I'm Gonna Do", "Come To Baby, Do!", "I'm Just A Lucky So-And-So", "Suddenly It Jumped", "A Gathering In A Clearing", "You Don't Love Me No More", "Back Home Again In Indiana", "Just You, Just Me", "Beale Street blues", "Transblucency", "My Honey's Lovin Arms", "Memphis Blues", "St Louis Blues", "Midriff", and "I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You". CD
(Out of print.)

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Duke EllingtonIndigos (Columbia Jazz Masterpieces) ... CD
Columbia, 1957. Used ... $1.99
One of Duke Ellington's best albums of the 50s – a well-conceived session of dark moody tracks that revisits a few old favorites, hits a few standards, and offers a new gem that's right up there with the classics! The "indigos" title is taken very seriously here – as the album's awash in blue tones and darker hues – a bit Kenton in inspiration, but carried off with a lot more intimacy and sense of soul throughout. The group by this point is completely mature – and old bandmates like Johnny Hodges on alto, Paul Gonsalves on tenor, Jimmy Hamilton on clarinet, Cat Anderson and Ray Nance on trumpets, and Jimmy Woode on bass all fit together perfectly under Ellington's direction. Titles include Duke's great "Prelude To A Kiss", plus "Mood Indigo", "Autumn Leaves", "Tenderly", "Dancing In The Dark", "Where Or When", and "Solitude". CD
(Out of print.)

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FatbackGigolo ... CD
Spring/Southbound (UK), 1981. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
Tight 80s grooving from Fatback – kicking it large with the bass-heavy dancefloor sound they virtually invented! There's a really solid feel to the whole set – as brother Bill Curtis and crew go for an uptempo style of funk that never sells out for cheap gimmicks, and which knows just when to lay back for a mellower soul cut. It's that well-rounded sound that really makes the group great at this point – a refreshing change from some of the too-bassy combos that sprung up in their wake over the years! Titles include "Oh Girl", "Gigolo", "Rockin To The Beat", "Rub Down", "Higher", and "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Her Goodbye". CD

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Nico FidencoLe Inibizioni Del Dottor Gaudenzi, Vedovo, Col Complesso Della Buonanima ... CD
GDM/Legend (Italy), 1971. New Copy ... $18.99
The title's a long one, but the music here is short and peppy – a set of really lovely little melodies from the great Nico Fidenco – pulled from a film score in the time before he'd moved over to completely sex-drenched soundtracks! There's some nice whimsy at times – melodies that recall an earlier generation of Italian comedy, but which come across here in groovier 70s modes – sometimes a bit jazzy, sometimes with some of the mod styles of the previous few years of Italian scoring, and at other times more just in a playful mode. The CD adds in a huge amount of music to the original stereo album – by coming up with an additional 19 mono tracks from the film – for over 70 minutes of sound! Titles include "Il Vedovo Fugge", "A Sweet Goodnight Kiss", "Katia", "Vertigine Shake", and "Non Me Ne Va Bena Una". CD
(Limited edition of 500 copies.)

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✨✧ Ella FitzgeraldElla Swings Lightly ... LP
Verve, Late 50s. Very Good ... $3.99
Ella gets some great jazzy backings from Marty Paich – on titles that include "Little White Lies", "You Hit The Spot", "Little Jazz", "720 In the Books", "Knock Me A Kiss", and "My Kinda Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear.)

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Dizzy GillespieMatrix – The Perception Sessions (The Real Thing/Portrait Of Jenny/Giants) ... CD
Perception/Castle (UK), 1970/1971. Used 2CD ... $6.99
Excellent funk from Dizzy Gillespie – featuring all 3 of his albums for the legendary Perception label! The Real Thing is an amazing mix of funky jazz, cool rhythms, and some nice Latin-tinged grooves – and it's a stunning representation of the way that Dizzy kept on growing as a musician, long after his bebop years were over. James Moody sits in with some very funky tenor, and Mike Longo is on piano. Tracks include "N'Bani", "Matrix", "Soul Kiss", "Ding A Ling", and "Alligator" – all short, hard, and funky! Next up is Portrait Of Jenny, which has a cool electric feel that you don't really associate with Diz. The whole album has a sly sweet funky sound that's part CTI/part Latin-tinged Dizzy – and the real strength is the great Mike Longo, who plays some amazing stretched out piano lines, which work perfectly with the basslines on the record as a foil for Dizzy's sparkling trumpet solos. The album's got 4 long cuts – including the excellent "Me N Them", plus "Olinga" and "Diddy Wa Diddy". The last set is Giants – a live recording that features Dizzy with Mary Lou Williams and Bobby Hackett, in a pretty mellow, pretty straight setting that shows that Diz could still play straight jazz when he wanted to. Titles include "Love For Sale", "Caravan", "My Man", and "Birks Works". 2 CDs, with 21 tracks in all! CD
(Out of print.)

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Great Jazz TrioStandard Collection Vol 1 ... CD
Limetree/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1988. New Copy ... $13.99
A bit of a variation on Hank Jones' Great Jazz Trio – at least in comparison to the group's better-known records from the Japanese scene in the late 70s and early 80s – but a variation that brings along some mighty nice changes, too! The rhythm section duo here is especially vibrant – rich basslines from Mads Vinding, and some tightly snapping drums from Billy Hart – who has this way of punctuating the tunes differently than previous drummers in the trio – creating a whole new scenario of swing for Hank to work with. Jones' piano is at the top of his gem at this point in his career – and titles on this first volume include "After You've Gone", "Summertime", "As Time Goes By", "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To", "Days Of Wine & Roses", and "Prelude To A Kiss". CD

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