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KissAlive! ... CD
Casablanca/Mercury, 1975. Used 2CDs ... $4.99
One of THE classic double live albums of the 70s – with titles that include "Black Diamond", "Watching You", "Deuce", "Strutter", "Hotter Than Hell", "Got To Choose", "Firehouse", "Nothin To Lose", "She", "Parasite", "Rock N Roll All Nite", "Let Me Go Rock N Roll", and "Rock Bottom". CD
(Out of print.)

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KissDestroyer ... CD
Casablanca/Polygram, 1976. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ KissDressed To Kill ... LP
Casablanca, 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
10 tracks in all including "Rock Bottom", "She", "Rock And Roll All Nite", "Room Service", "Two Timer", "Anything For My Baby" and more! LP, Vinyl record album
(In the original embossed cover, with light wear.)

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Dee Dee BridgewaterPrelude To A Kiss – The Duke Ellington Album ... CD
Philips, 1996. Used ... $7.99
Features work from Bobby Watson on alto, Cyrus Chestnut on piano, Steve Turre on trombone, and Jeff Hamilton on tenor! CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Nick Cave & The Bad SeedsGive Us A Kiss/Jubilee Street (10-inch) ... 12-inch
Bad Seed, 2014. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $4.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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DSKKiss Me All Over (power mix, percapella, bonus beats, inst, dance mix, dance inst, acapella) ... 12-inch
Jackpot, 1990. Near Mint- ... $2.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Phyllis HymanSo Strange/Kiss You All Over ... 12-inch
Arista, 1979. Very Good+ ... $7.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo in an Arista sleeve. Labels have some pen. Sleeve has a large name in marker.)

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Johnny & The Expressions/J Frank Wilson & The CavaSomething I Want To Tell You/Last Kiss ... 7-inch
Virgo, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(70s Golden Memories Series pressing.)

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Hank JonesPrelude To A Kiss – Greatest Hits Of Standards Vol 1 (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Pony Canyon (Japan), 1988. New Copy ... $15.99
Great work from a later chapter of the Great Jazz Trio of pianist Hank Jones – a time when the group had shifted to include Mads Vinding on bass and Billy Hart on drums – a rhythm duo who really make a difference in the sound! Hank is still wonderful on piano – able to mix round, warm tones with a nice sort of punch on the left hand – but the presence of Vinding brings an especially strong quality to the date – that really tuneful approach to basswork that's always made Mats such an essential part of any trio, and way more than just a timekeeper. Hart seems to really recognize this, and is very open with his own work too – sometimes just letting Jones and Vinding interact, then coming in to punctuate things in just the right way. Titles include "Prelude To A Kiss", "Days Of Wine & Roses", "The Summer Knows", "When You Wish Upon A Star", "Love Is A Many Splendored Thing", and "The Man I Love". CD
(Hank Jones 100th Anniversray edition!)

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PrinceKiss/Love Or Money ... 12-inch
Paisley Park/Warner, 1986. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $11.99
Classic! Although folks had been saying for years that Prince was funky, "Kiss" was the first tune to really have him going to town on the instruments – in a way that we always expect from a true funk act, but not so much for the pop charts – reason alone to adore this one! The track snaps along with an intensity that makes it an instant classic groover – and flip side "Love Or Money" is a pretty nice track too! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Della ReeseIn The Still Of The Night/Kiss My Love Goodnight ... 7-inch
Jubilee, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a sticker.)

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Ben SidranFree In America/Doctor Is In/Little Kiss In The Night/Live At Montreux ... CD
BGO (UK), New Copy ... About July 1, 2018
... CD

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✨✧ Lil LouisFrench Kiss (orig underground mix, talkin all that jazz mix, short by sweet radio voc, songbird sings long, cherry talk conversational) ... 12-inch
Epic, 1989. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Was there a bigger dancefloor track than this at the end of the 80s? We'd be hard pressed to think so – as Louis' uniquely grooved slow/then fast/then slow/then slower style really made the track an instant classic – loved by house fans and chart kids alike, and still actually monumentally striking today! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has some marker.)

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✨✧ Ted WeemsI'm Growing Fonder Of You/One Little Kiss ... 78 RPM
Columbia, 1934. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Blue shellac pressing!)

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✨✧ Ruby AndrewsKiss This ... LP
Ichiban, 1991. Used ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has lightly bent corners.)

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✨✧ Peter CrissKiss – Peter Criss ... LP
Casablanca, 1978. Used ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes printed inner sleeve, fan club insert & poster. Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Gene SimmonsKiss – Gene Simmons ... LP
Casablanca, 1978. Used ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve, fan club insert & poster. Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Paul StanleyKiss – Paul Stanley ... LP
Casablanca, 1978. Used ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve, fan club insert & poster section. Cover has a cut corner.)
 
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Grateful DeadOregon – The Day After – Autzen Stadium, University Of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon August 22 1993 (3CD box set) ... CD
Kiss The Stone (Italy), 1993. Used 3 CDs ... $49.99
... CD
(Out of print, includes a fold out poster. Outer box has some light edgewear.)
 
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Ann-MargretAnn Margret – The Definitive Collection ... CD
RCA/Real Gone, Mid 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $13.99 21.98
A fantastic collection of work from those years when singer Ann-Margret first popped up on the American market – young, fresh, and sexy – and willing to do whatever it took to make her music stand out from the pack! Ann-Margret's got a vocal range that's maybe deeper than most of her contemporaries – a lusty growl that makes you feel like she's singing from way down in her toes – with odd bluesy currents mixed with jazzier backings – all in a mode that has really blows away the sultry tones of previous singers like Peggy Lee or Julie London. This 30 track package is a very well-chosen array of tunes from the early RCA years – and includes lots of solo numbers, plus work with Elvis Presley and Al Hirt – on titles that include "Man's Favorite Sport", "Next Time", "Madrid/The Pleasure Seekers", "Mack The Knife", "My Baby Just Cares For Me", "Teach Me Tonight", "The Lady Loves Me", "You're The Boss", "Mr Wonderful", "That Old Black Magic", "Everything Makes Music When You're In Love", "Let Me Entertain You", "Take All The Kisses", "Something To Think About", and "Mister Kiss Kiss Bang Bang". CD

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Roy AyersLet's Do It ... LP
Polydor, 1978. Very Good ... $6.99
Pure magic from the height of Roy Ayers' classic 70s run on Polydor – a record that's filled with warm, jazzy grooves – all served up in that unique style that Roy was forging at the time! The album perfectly balances dancefloor tracks with mellower numbers – stepping out one minute with a funky groove on the bottom, then sliding into some slinkier laidback styles that are equally great. William Allen handles the arrangements with Roy, and does the strings himself – and also plays some monstrous bass on most numbers, which really brings up the rhythms from the bottom! Titles include the killer groovers "Sweet Tears", "When Is Real Real", "Let's Do It", and "Freaky Deaky" – and the warm mellow cuts "You Came Into My Life", "Kiss", and "Melody Maker". 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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Dalek ICompass Kum'Pas ... LP
Backdoor (UK), 1980. Near Mint- ... $2.99
Early 80s genius from Dalek I – aka Dalek I Love You – one of the leading lights of the Liverpool scene at the start of the decade – and a duo with almost as much dark electronics as some of their contemporaries in other North England cities! There's a slight tunefulness to most tunes, but the sound is still really stripped down and quite far from commercial – almost a blueprint for 80s pop, turned in as a rough sketch – which makes for plenty of charming elements, and an almost home-grown feel to the overall record – even when things are still pretty darn catchy! Loads of great analogue keyboards – and titles include "The Kiss", "Trapped", "A Suicide", "8 Track", "Destiny", "Freedom Fighters", "Mad", "We're All Actors", and "Missing 15 Minutes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Canadian pressing on Vertigo, in a red cover.)

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Matt DennisShe Dances Overhead ... CD
RCA/BMG (Japan), 1955. Used ... $14.99
Dreamy vocals from Matt Dennis – a set of Rodgers & Hart numbers, performed in a sweetly swaying style that has plenty of warm touches. Unlike some of Matt's smaller combo records, this set's got larger backings from the orchestra of Harry Geller – using some light strings and woodwinds to give the set a darker sort of finish that works nicely with Matt's fragile vocals. The approach is unique for a male singer at the time – fitting, given that Matt's such a uniquely talented vocalist! Titles include "Have You Met Miss Jones", "This Funny World", "Give Her A Kiss", "Mimi", "Nobody's Heart", and "I Married An Angel". CD
(Out of print.)

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DictatorsManifest Destiny ... LP
Asylum, 1977. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Mookish bombast from The Dictactors – heavy rock, fist clenching anthems, poker-faced parodies of love songs and keyboard peppered songs about a body covered in scabs. No sir, there will never be another Dictators! These guys should have been on kid's lunchboxes and Kiss should been dropped by their labels and consigned to cult infamy, that's what we think. Includes the world's first heavy metal cover of Iggy & The Stooges "Search & Destroy" that we know of, plus "Exposed", "Heartache", "Science Gone Too Far!", "Sleepin With The TV On", "Hey Boys" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue pressing.)

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Peven EverettMy Brazil ... CD
Studio Confessions, 2003. Used ... $4.99
A really unique record from Peven Everett – very different than most of his other work, but equally great! The "My Brazil" reference in the title hints at the style of the work – a bossa-inspired session that has Peven singing gently and soulfully, with mostly just acoustic guitar and percussion to back him up. The sound is incredible – kind of a cross between Joao Gilberto and D'Angelo – with a mellow, laidback style that's immediately infectious. The CD's only got 5 tracks – priced nice and cheap – but every track's a winner, and the album's a pure expression of genius from one of the richest living artists we stock! Titles include "Colored Culture", "Brazilian Lovers", "Innocense", "One Kiss", and "The One I Want". CD
(Note that each of these is handmade by Peven – so that the items will have a self-produced, homemade look to them that differs from CD to CD – although the music is great, and that production makes these one of a kind items!)

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FlamingosFlamingos ... LP
Checker, 1958. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Stunning early work by one of the best vocal groups of the 50s – raw harmony sides by The Flamingos, recorded for Chess Records in the years before their smoother later tracks for End! The style here is much closer to the streets – heavy on vocal interplay, with usually just a bit of guitar, sax, or percussion as a backing groove – leaving the group's amazing harmonies to hold the lead with a wonderful sense of complexity and soul. The ballads are sublime, the groovers are amazing – and titles include "Would I Be Crying", "Whispering Stars", "The Vow", "A Kiss From Your Lips", "Chickie Um Bah", "Dream Of A Lifetime", and "Chick A Boom That's My Baby". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Hall & OatesVoices (black & white cover) ... LP
RCA, 1980. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Titles include "Kiss On My List", "Gotta Lotta Nerve", "Hard To Be In Love With You", "Everytime You Go Away", "You've Lost That Lovin Feelin", "Diddy Doo Wop", and "You Make My Dreams". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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HawkwindDark Matter – Alternative Liberty/UA Years 1970 to 1974 (2018 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Parlophone/Liberty/United Artists, Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $29.99
A soaring batch of rare tracks from the early years of Hawkwind – unissued titles and unusual versions – all of which stand strongly next to the work on their classic albums from the time! Titles include "Be Yourself (alt mix)", "Hog Farm", "Seven By Seven (alt voc mix)", "Kiss Of The Velvet Whip (1971 version)", "The Reason Is (alt version)", "You Know You're Only Dreaming (1970 version)", "Brainbox Pollutions (full length version)", "Take What You Can", "It's So Easy (orig studio version)", "Wind Of Change (alt version)", and "You'd Better Believe It (Rockfield Studios version)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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Billie HolidayClassic Lady Day (Solitude/Recital/Velvet Mood/Lady Sings The Blues/All Or Nothing At All) (5CD set) ... CD
Verve, 1950s. New Copy 5CD ... $34.99 49.99
5 late albums from Billie Holiday – all collected in one sweet set, in tiny LP-styled sleeves, too! First up is Solitude – classic Billie Holiday for Verve – sad, blue-tinged, and recorded with great small combo backing – in a mode that really updates the sound of her initial recordings while still keeping the best elements intact! Players include Oscar Peterson, Alvin Stoller, Barney Kessell, and Ray Brown on the core group – plus bits of added solo work from Flip Phillips on tenor and Charlie Shavers on trumpet. Titles include "Solitude", "Moonglow", "Tenderly", "Everything I Have Is Yours", "East Of The Sun", "You Turned The Tables On Me", and "Easy To Love". Recital is not really a recital in the "live" sense, in that the album's a studio session – but a great batch of classic Verve sides by Billie Holiday! The care and quality of the record definitely demonstrate that the Verve years are some of Holiday's best – and for the session, Norman Granz has backed up Billie with a great batch of musicians – including Charlie Shavers on trumpet, Flip Philips on tenor, Barney Kessel on guitar, and Oscar Peterson on piano. Tracks include "Remember", "Yesterdays", "He's Funny That Way", "Stormy Weather", "My Man", and "Lover Come Back To Me" – and the cover has a portrait of Billie by David Stone Martin! Velvet Mood is a record with a velvet mood, but one with a bit of an edge – as you might expect from Billie Holiday in the 50s, hardly the stuff of a too-soft vocal date! The album's got Holiday working in wonderful small combo mode – getting some key Verve backup from players who include Sweets Edison on trumept, Benny Carter on alto sax, Barney Kessel on guitar, and Jimmy Rowles on piano – a warmly intimate group who really fit the sad-tinged vocals from Billie. Tracks are longish – maybe a bit more so than usual for a Holiday Verve session – and the set list includes beautiful renditions of "What's New", "I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues", "Prelude To A Kiss", and "When Your Lover Has Gone". Next is Lady Sings The Blues – possibly one of the most essential Billie Holiday albums for Verve – a set that carries the same title as her famous autobiography, and which also features many key numbers from her songbook at the time! The feel here is quite easygoing and relaxed – with small group backing behind Billie's vocals, which themselves are recorded cleanly and clearly throughout. One side features backing by a combo that includes Wynton Kelly on piano, Kenny Burrell on guitar, Charlie Shavers on trumpet, and Paul Quinichette on tenor – and the other features a group that includes Bobby Tucker on piano, Charlie Shavers on trumpet, Barney Kessel on guitar, and the great Willie Smith on alto sax. Titles include plenty of classics – including "God Bless The Child", "Strange Fruit", "Lady Sings The Blues", "No Good Man", "Good Morning Heartache", "I Must Have That Man", and "Trav'lin' Light". All Or Nothing At All is beautiful Billie from the last years of her life. The material was recorded in 1956 and 1957 in Hollywood, featuring Barney Kessel, Ben Wesbster, Harry Edison, and Jimmy Rowles – all grooving nicely in small group formation. The tracks have a wonderfully fragile quality – and although standards, are still some of Billie's nicest work for Verve. Titles include "April In Paris", "All Or Nothing At All", "We'll Be Together Again", and "But Not For Me". Great David Stone Martin cover, too! CD

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Phyllis HymanSomewhere In My Lifetime (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Arista (Japan), 1978. Used ... $14.99
Warm and wonderful work from Phyllis Hyman – a set that's a lot more mainstream soul than her music of a few years before, but she delivers it with a strong commitment to the more complicated styles of her roots! The sound here is full and proud – a nice extension of the work that Hyman did with Norman Connors, and not nearly as much in a disco mode as it might be, given the time of the release. And although many of the tracks are somewhat upbeat, they've got a bit more complication in the rhythms than conventional club – thanks to the presence of jazz players who include Herbie Hancock, Monty Alexander, Azar Lawrence, and others. The best production on the record is by T Life, and the team of Skip Scarborough and Larry Alexander – and titles include "Kiss You All Over", "Living Inside Your Love", "Soon Come Again", "Here's That Rainy Day", "So Strange", "Lookin For A Lovin", and "Be Careful (How You Treat My Love)". CD
(Out of print.)

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ImpressionsOne By One ... LP
ABC, 1965. Very Good- ... $14.99
Classic 60s Impressions material, with the legendary lineup firmly in place, and the great Johnny Pate handling all arrangements – really giving them that sense of righteous power that pushed their music past a lot of the previous group soul sounds of the Chicago scene – with a sophistication in both the instrumentation and harmonies that's completely sublime! The album mixes Curtis Mayfield compositions – like "Lonely Man", "Just One Kiss From You", "Falling In Love With You" – with special Impressions' takes on tunes that include "My Prayer", "Without A Song", "Answer Me, My Love", "I Want To Be With You", and "Nature Boy", which the group does incredibly well. Proof that the Impressions could shine, whatever the setting! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with Bell Sound stamp.)

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ImpressionsOne By One/Riding High ... CD
ABC/Kent (UK), 1965/1966. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
2 classic albums from the ABC Records years of The Impressions – back to back on a single CD! One By One is classic 60s Impressions material, with the legendary lineup firmly in place, and the great Johnny Pate handling all arrangements – really giving them that sense of righteous power that pushed their music past a lot of the previous group soul sounds of the Chicago scene – with a sophistication in both the instrumentation and harmonies that's completely sublime! The album mixes Curtis Mayfield compositions – like "Lonely Man", "Just One Kiss From You", "Falling In Love With You" – with special Impressions' takes on tunes that include "My Prayer", "Without A Song", "Answer Me, My Love", "I Want To Be With You", and "Nature Boy", which the group does incredibly well. Proof that the Impressions could shine, whatever the setting! Riding High is a record in which the title and cover say it all – because The Impressions are at the top of their game – riding high on a tremendous wave of soul, and soaring forth with a sense of pride and power few other groups could match! Maestro Johnny Pate is on board to handle the arrangements and production – and he helps Curtis Mayfield and the group reach a sound that's sophisticated throughout, but still retains a deeply personal sensibility. The harmonies are tremendous – never too sweet or too smooth, and always with that slightly fragile quality that made The Impressions one of the most human soul groups of their era. Nearly all the tunes are originals from Curtis – and titles include "Riding High", "Too Slow", "Man's Temptation", "I'm A Telling You", and "I Need To Belong To Someone". CD

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✨✧ Milt JacksonJazz N Samba ... CD
Impulse (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
This may not be Milt Jackson's purest album – but oh how we love it! Milt's working here more in a Verve pop jazz mode than a highbrow third stream one – with bossa backings on about half the album, and good small combo work on the rest. The first half features Jimmy Heath on tenor, Tommy Flanagan on piano, Richard Davis on bass, and Connie Kay on drums – all grooving nicely next to Milt's vibes on tracks like "Blues For Juanita", "Gingerbread Boy", and "Big George". The real charmer, though, is the second half – which has Milt playing with the same group, minus Flanagan, plus 2 guitarists for that bossa sound. Lillian Clark sings vocals on 2 cuts – "Jazz N Samba" and "Kiss & Run" – and the side also features the great groover "Jazz Bossa Nova", and the incredible "The Oo-Oo Bossa Nova", which features Joe E Ross from Car 54 going "Oo Oo!" on the breakdowns! CD
(Part of the Bossa Nova 60th Celebration series!)

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Sharon Jones & The Dap KingsBetter Things/Window Shopping ... 7-inch
Daptone, 2010. New Copy ... $4.99
A pair of the best tracks from the instant classic, mainstream attention seizing I Learned The Hard Way – "Better Things" and "Window Shopping on a 45 – as they should be, because these are neo jukebox classics of the highest caliber! "Better Things" is a perfect kiss off track, with Sharon convincing us she has "Better Things", and making it clear that no one's better than she is contemporary funky soul! "Window Shopping" is a slower cooking gem, keeping the groove at a funky simmer. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Louis JordanRock N Roll ... CD
Polygram (France), 1957. Used ... $3.99
A full set of Louis Jordan's excellent work for Mercury Records in the mid 50s – material that often reworks his older songs, but with a lean, mean vibe that's got a lot more early rock and R&B touches! The instrumentation is razor-sharp – often with searing sax solos from the man himself, and a groove that has all the other players hitting hard on the rhythms – romping in a way that definitely lives up to the rock and roll of the title, but with a quality that reminds us that Jordan was one of the originators, and not just some older talent trying to cash in on the new scene! CD features 21 tracks in all – and titles include "Run Joe", "Salt Pork West Virginia", "Beware Brother Beware", "Knock Me A Kiss", "Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens", "Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying", "The Jamp", "Ella Mae", "Saturday Night Fish Fry", and "Morning Light". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Rahsaan Roland KirkBright Moments ... CD
Atlantic, 1973. Used 2 CDs ... $14.99
Great double album live set with Roland leading a tight group through a long and varied set of material, all of which showcases the odd goofy sound of his music, and his offbeat approach to more familiar tracks. He talks a bit, makes the odd joke about being blind, and never ceases to amaze with his playing. A bit of vocals too, but sung in such a heartfelt way that you've gotta love 'em! Tracks include "Pedal Up", "Clickey Clack", "Prelude To A Kiss", "Bright Moments Song", "If I Loved You", and "Jitterbug waltz". CD
(Out of print original CD pressing – not a CDr.)

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Johnny MathisJohnny Mathis (first cover) ... LP
Columbia, 1956. Very Good ... $2.99
Johnny Mathis' self-titled debut from 1956 – an all-jazz album that's quite different than most of his other work! Mathis here is working in a decidedly modern style – none of the smooth, mellow pop of his hits – and instead awash in sharp edges, rich colors, and modern sounds served up by the charts of arrangers Gil Evans, Teo Macero, and John Lewis! Johnny's vocals have that familiar warm and smooth quality, but also a subtle sense of tension and drama too – one that really makes the tunes, even the familiar ones, come alive as miniature little portraits in sound – painted with a brush that's confident, but youthful enough to be fresh! Players include Phil Woods, Art Farmer, JJ Johnson, Tony Scott, Hal McKusick, and John Lewis – and titles include "Street Of Dreams", "Caravan", "Prelude To A Kiss", "Star Eyes", "Autumn In Rome", "Babalu", "Fly Me To The Moon", and "Angel Eyes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 6 eye pressing with deep groove. Cover has a small peeled spot on front and a name in marker on back.)

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Wayne McGhieWayne McGhie & The Sounds of Joy ... CD
Birchmount/Light In The Attic, 1970. Used ... $5.99
Lost funky soul from Toronto – receiving a proper release for the first time! Vocalist, guitarist and bass player Wayne McGhie recorded rock steady sessions with Studio One vets like Jackie Mittoo before pushing forward as a leader on this rare funk and soul album. It features six McGhie originals and a number of loose, hard soul/funk workouts of hits from the time. The standout track here is McGhie's centerpiece masterpiece "Dirty Funk" – a straight up instrumental funk monster – with these loose, funky guitar chordings, deeply grooving organ and tight, hard hitting drum breaks! Other tracks run the gamut from funk numbers, to loose, heavy soul covers. 12 musicians are credited, with back up horn section, piano and harpsichord and the ever present organ (Ike Bennet and L. Delpratt) and walloping drums (J. Joseph and Everett Paul). The large group never gets in the way of the loose, steady groove – a style surely learned during McGhie's days playing calypso and rock steady. Nice stuff – finally unearthed! Tracks include "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye", "When I Think Of Home", "Take A Letter Maria", "Woman Be Good", "By The Time I Get To Phoenix", "Cool It" and more. CD

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Buddy MilesAll The Faces Of Buddy Miles ... LP
Columbia, 1974. Very Good ... $13.99
An unlikely meeting of talents, but a great one – as Buddy Miles' rougher groove comes into contact with the sublime 70s production talents of Johnny Bristol – who makes the whole album groove beautifully! Buddy's sound is a lot warmer than before, but that's A-OK with us, as by the mid 70s, his funky rock groove was beginning to wear a bit thin – so we really applaud his making the move into some super stone mellow soul with Bristol! And if that's not enough, HB Barnum is also handling the arrangements here – setting Buddy up with some slightly funky backings that share some traces of Barnum's blacksploitation soundtrack work of the period – and which make for a record that's far more super-dope than you might expect! A real treasure throughout – the kind of musical surprise that helps us get up out of bed in the morning! Titles include "Pull Yourself Together", "We Got Love", "All The Faces", "I'm Just A Kiss Away", "Got To Find Ms Right", "Wants & Needs", and "Pain". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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MoonglowsLook! It's The Moonglows ... LP
Chess, Late 50s. Sealed ... $4.99
Hard to get better than this for 50s vocal group material – and despite all the other groups on the east coast scene at the time, The Moonglows are still tops with us! The group have this really great way of never sounding too hokey or showy – but really manage to make magic with their vocals as they glide and cascade together with an approach that's especially strong on the ballads and mellower material. The group sports the talents of a young Bobby Lester and Harvey Fuqua – the latter of whom went onto do so much great work as a producer in soul – and titles include "Ten Commandments of Love", "When I'm With You", "Sweeter Than Words", "Blue Velvet", "Don't Say Goodbye", "Kiss Me Baby", "I'll Stop Wanting You", and "Penny Arcade". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Original Chess Masters pressing.)

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Phil Moore & The Afro Latin SoultetAfro Brazil Oba! ... LP
Tower, Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A very unique little record – and one with a sublime blend of Latin, soul, and vocal styles! The record's a fair bit more sophisticated than most other efforts like this from the 60s – thanks to a strong batch of talents that includes Gil Fuller on arrangements, Phil Moore III on piano, Leni Groves on vocals – and a host of small combo players who include Joe Pass on guitar, Hadley Caliman on tenor and flute, and Francisco Aquabella on percussion! There's a warmly soulful west coast jazz sound here that's perhaps the strongest aspect of the record – a style that steps off nicely from the hipper side of LA, but throws in a few Latin influences – making for a really great sound that's totally fresh, and which really makes this record stand out from the pack! Titles include a great version of "What Is Wrong With Groovin", plus "Midnight Blue", "Batucada", "I Want Your Kiss", "Lavender Lady", and "The 8th Day". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ New York DollsPersonality Crisis – Live Recordings & Studio Demos 1972 to 1975 (5CD set) ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 5CDs ... $32.99
A massive package of early music from The New York Dolls – tracks that really expand on their too-slim catalog from the first few years! The set begins with two CDs worth of demos by the group – very rough-edged, pre-punk material that's got an even sharper feel than their initial albums for Mercury – really showing the group in all their sneering splendor! The package features tracks recorded at Blue Rock and Planet Studios in New York, and Escape Studios in London – 36 early demos that include "Pills", "Bad Girl", "Babylon", "Personality Crisis", "Endless Party", "Jet Boy", "It's Too Late", "Lonely Planet Boy", "Subway Train", "Private World", "Trash", "Don't Start Me Talkin", "Frankenstein", "Human Being", "Looking For A Kiss", and "Who Are The Mystery Girls". CDs 3, 4, and 5 all feature live material – recorded in Paris and Detroit in 1973; then Long Island, Vancouver, and Dallas in 1974 – and back home in New York in 1975. There's a total of 56 live tracks here – really essential material, given how important the live version of the New York Dolls were to the pre-punk generation, and many others who took inspiration from their sense of performance in later years! CD

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Ohio PlayersOhio Players – The Definitive Collection – Plus (3CD set) ... CD
Robinsongs (UK), Late 60s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 3CD ... $18.99
The first collection we've ever seen to truly get at all the genius of the Ohio Players – not just their big hits of the mid 70s, but also their trippy early work, and a range of later projects too! The package features 44 tracks on 3CDs – and draws from every label the group worked with – Capitol, Westbound, Mercury, and Arista – plus other labels that also issued solo projects too! Styles include the heavy funk that you'll know from the group – both the fuzzy style of their start, and the tighter grooves that made them a crossover hit during the disco generation – but there's also a lot more going on, too – and the package also reminds us that the group could have a great way with a mellow tune too. The notes do a great job of telling the group's full story – and titles include "Pleasure", "Find Someone To Love", "Here Today & Gone Tomorrow", "Granny's Funky Rolls Royce", "Fopp (single)", "Happy Holidays (part 1)", "Food Stams Y'All", "Jive Turkey", "Sleep Talk", "Climax", "Funky Worm", "Varee Is Love", "Magic Trick", "Funk O Nots", "Everybody Up", "Take Da Funk Off Fly", "Skinny", "Try A Little Tenderness", "Kiss", "Born To Hustle", "Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay", "Contradiction", "Merry Go Round", "Body Vibes", "Ohio", "Good Luck Charm", "I Want To Be Free (single)", "Sweet Sticky Thing", "Fire", "Skin Tight", "Don't Say Goodbye", and "Players Balling". CD

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Prince4Ever (4LP set) ... LP
Warner, 1980s/1990s/2000s. New Copy ... $50.99 54.98
The music of Prince lives on – in this beautiful collection that features a number of mixes that appear here on LP for the first time ever, and an unreleased track as well! The unreleased "Moonbeam Levels" may well be the prize here for longtime Prince completitsts – but the set also includes a number of never-seen photos from Herb Ritz, and marks the full length debut of "Let's Go Crazy (single edit)", "Take Me With U (single edit)", "Let's Work (single edit)", "Alphabet Street (single edit)", "Girls & Boys (single edit)", "Glam Slam (single edit)", and "Little Red Corvette (single edit)". The 4LP set features a whopping 40 tracks in all – and other titles include "Kiss", "Sign O The Times", "Cream", "Mountains", "Batdance", "Thieves In The Temple", "I Would Die 4 U", "Paisley Park", "Pop Life", "Purple Rain", "When Doves Cry", "Raspberry Beret", "7 (album edit)", "My Name Is Prince", "Sexy MF", "Gett Off", and "Nothing Compares 2 U". LP, Vinyl record album
(Also features exclusive photo art prints by Herb Ritts!)

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PrinceParade ... LP
Paisley Park, 1986. Very Good Gatefold ... $14.99
Prince in a grand groove – really hitting a new level of funk with a razor-sharp edge – and even blowing away some of his work on previous records! The record's a soundtrack for a film – Under The Cherry Moon – and although that movie never had the success of Purple Rain, we actually think it left behind an even stronger musical legacy – one that has Prince finding even more of a funky voice than before, with so many wonderfully freaky twists and turns! The music never got the showcase it might have deserved, because of the failure of the film – but it's one of our favorite Prince albums ever, and includes the massively funky "Kiss", the closest Prince ever got to James Brown, The whole album's got some great sweeping, pop psyche orchestral arrangements by Clare Fischer – and titles include "Christopher Tracey's Parade", "I Wonder U", "Under The Cherry Moon", "Girls & Boys", and "Anotherloverholenyohead". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some wear & aging.)

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Sun RaStardust From Tomorrow ... CD
Leo (UK), 1989. Used 2CD ... $19.99
A double-length live set from the later years of the Sun Ra Arkestra – recorded with a nice mix of bold power and personal introspection – one that showcases the changing mood of the group in later years, in a way that juxtaposes gentler moments from Ra on the keys with fuller passages from the larger lineup! A few tracks here are almost solo piano – and showcase a beautifully sensitive approach that we remember from Ra's waning years – but the Arkestra is also in full force as well, with a lineup that includes June Tyson, Marshall Allen, Tyrone Hill, Michael Ray, Noel Scott, Buster Smith, and Julian Priester. Set was recorded in Austria, and titles include "Prelude In A Major", "Untitled I", "Blue Lou", "Mystery Intro", "Yeah Man", "Prelude To A Kiss", "Queer Notions", and a long medley of older space-themed tunes! CD

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Sun RaSun Ra & His Arkestra – At Inter-Media Arts – April, 1991 ... CD
Modern Harmonic, 1991. New Copy 2CD ... $23.99 24.98
Fantastic late live material by Sun Ra and the Arkestra – presented here properly for the first time ever – with fantastic sound, and the full contents of two different sets – which really lets you get to hear the Arkestra at their best! Each concert is a wonderful progression of material – and really show the way that, near the end of Ra's life, the group was able to embrace so many different generations of jazz at once – sounding straight one minute, out the next, leaning trad at others, and snapping back with a sense of modernity that's still years ahead of its time! June Tyson and Michael Ray sing on a few tracks – and John Gilmore even sings once, too – and the group features Gilmore on tenor, Marshall Allen on flute and alto, James Jacson on flute and bassoon, Tyrone Hill on trombone, Knoel Scott on alto, Jothan Callins on bass, Charles Davis on baritone, and Ahmed Abdullah and Michael Ray on trumpets. As with most Arkestra concerts, the transition between moods and songs is what really makes this set great – with lots of unique moments that further our faith in the live Sun Ra experience. Titles include "Yeah Man", "Mayan Temples", "Advice To Medics/Friendly Galaxy", "Opus In Springtime", "Carefree", "Cocktails For Two", "Planet Earth Day", "Space Loneliness", "Retrospect/East Of The Sun", "Early Autumn", "Hocus Pocus", "Prelude To A Kiss", and "Space Is The Place/We Travel The Spaceways". CD

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✨✧ Lou RawlsNow Is The Time/Close Company ... CD
Epic/Expansion (UK), 1982/1984. New Copy ... About July 1, 2018
A pair of post Philly International gems from Lou Rawls on Epic – Now Is The Time from '82 and Close Company from '84 – in a single set! Now Is The Time is a solid soul effort from Lou, still working wonders here in the early 80s on a record that stands the test of time surprisingly well! The production doesn't overdo it with period production flourishes, with some sweeping arrangements on some numbers and more of an easygoing vibe on others. Titles include "Kiss Me One More Time", "Let Me Show You How", "Ain't That Love Baby", "This Love" and "Back To You". Close Company features a fair bit of production from Dexter Wansel, in a way that continues the groove from a few years before! The sound's got a smooth, sophisticated feel that works great with Lou's maturing vocals – and the overall feel is right up there with the best classy soul coming out on Epic at the time – work that's really stood the test of the time because it never gave in too much to commercial trends. Titles include "Close Company", "All Time Lover", "In The Middle Of The Night", "Pretty Eyes", "Forever I Do", "Ready Or Not", and "Say It Again". 17 tracks in all on the CD. CD

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ReplacementsFor Sale – Live At Maxwell's 1986 ... LP
Rhino/Warner, 1986. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
It's been many years since The Replacements made their amazing music – but the genius of the group lives anew, thanks to the release of this tremendous live set from 1986! The group had moved from an indie label to Sire by the time of the show, but there's a searing intensity to most of the tracks that recalls their Twin/Tone material at its best – much more punkish than in the final years of the group – played with a deftness and speed that they didn't even have a few years before! In fact, if we were to find a way to describe the set, we might well call it the great lost album between Let It Be and Tim – as it combines all the best aspects of those sets, and has impeccable songwriting mixed with the raw edge that the group had at the start. The recording quality is wonderful – the set was captured at the legendary Maxwell's club in Hoboken, back when Hoboken was cool enough to have a scene – and titles include fantastic remakes of "Fox On The Run" and "Black Diamond" – plus "Tommy Gets His Tonsils Out", "Kiss Me On The Bus", "Hitchin A Ride", "If Only You Were Lonely", "Hold My Life", "I Will Dare", "Color Me Impressed", "Dose Of Thunder", "Bastards Of Young", "Baby Strange", "Take Me Down To The Hospital", "Left Of The Dial", "God Damn Job", "Answering Machine", "Gary's Got A Boner", "Waitress In The Ky", "Favorite Thing", and "Can't Hardly Wait". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has marker through the barcode.)

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✨✧ ReplacementsFor Sale – Live At Maxwell's 1986 ... LP
Rhino/Warner, 1986. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
It's been many years since The Replacements made their amazing music – but the genius of the group lives anew, thanks to the release of this tremendous live set from 1986! The group had moved from an indie label to Sire by the time of the show, but there's a searing intensity to most of the tracks that recalls their Twin/Tone material at its best – much more punkish than in the final years of the group – played with a deftness and speed that they didn't even have a few years before! In fact, if we were to find a way to describe the set, we might well call it the great lost album between Let It Be and Tim – as it combines all the best aspects of those sets, and has impeccable songwriting mixed with the raw edge that the group had at the start. The recording quality is wonderful – the set was captured at the legendary Maxwell's club in Hoboken, back when Hoboken was cool enough to have a scene – and titles include fantastic remakes of "Fox On The Run" and "Black Diamond" – plus "Tommy Gets His Tonsils Out", "Kiss Me On The Bus", "Hitchin A Ride", "If Only You Were Lonely", "Hold My Life", "I Will Dare", "Color Me Impressed", "Dose Of Thunder", "Bastards Of Young", "Baby Strange", "Take Me Down To The Hospital", "Left Of The Dial", "God Damn Job", "Answering Machine", "Gary's Got A Boner", "Waitress In The Ky", "Favorite Thing", and "Can't Hardly Wait". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available For Sale – Live At Maxwell's 1986 ... LP 24.99

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Pee Wee Russell QuartetAsk Me Now! ... CD
Impulse, 1965. Used ... $6.99
A record that will blow your mind – way different than you might expect from the cover! Sure, Pee Wee was a bit of a traditionalist on his instrument – the clarinet – but he's working here in a starkly modern way that almost recalls some of the best 50s work of Jimmy Guiffre, or some of the earlier sides by Steve Lacy. There's still a swing-based approach to the tunes, but they're handled in a spare style that features equal interplay between Russell, trombonist Marshall Brown, bassist Russell George, and drummer Ronnie Bedford – a great player who really makes the album sparkle! The tracks include a couple of Thelonious Monk titles – "Ask Me Now!" and "Hackensack" as well as a couple of Marshall Brown originals – "Licorice Stick" and "Calypso Walk". Other titles are Ornette Coleman's "Turnaround", Coltrane's "Some Other Blues" and Ellington's "Prelude To A Kiss". CD
(Out of print, includes domestic obi.)

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Roland ShawReturn Of James Bond ... LP
Phase 4, Mid 60s. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $6.99
2 LP set filled with spy themes conducted by Brit bandleader Roland Shaw, with a very groovy Phase 4 sound. Titles include "Mr Kiss-Kiss, Bang-Bang", "The Saint", "The Avengers", "Ipcress File", "Our Man Flint", "James Bond Theme", "Diamonds Are Forever", "Casino Royale", and lots more! Very weird cover, too – with some "women as targets" images on the front and back. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and promo sticker.)

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Matthew ShippTo Duke ... CD
Rogue Art (France), 2015. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
Some of the most beautiful music we've heard in years from pianist Matthew Shipp – a set of tracks dedicated to Duke Ellington, and played in a very creative style! The tracks are mostly by Duke (there's a few Shipp originals in the mix too), but the performance is Matthew at his best – with a really freewheeling, cascading approach to piano that gets great support from Michael Bisio on bass and Whit Dickey on drums. The music is never too free, and always has a sense of structure that echoes the original tunes – but Shipp's so clearly drunk deep from Ellington's spirit, he can also really step out without ever losing his place. It's been a long time since we've heard Shipp sounding this focused and soulful – and we love it – and tracks include "Prelude To Duke", "Mood Indigo", "Satin Doll", "Sparks", "Tone Poem For Duke", "Dickey Duke", "Solitude", and "Prelude To A Kiss". CD

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Gene SimmonsJumpin Gene Simmons ... CD
Hi Records/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1964. Used ... $4.99
Great early work from the first Gene Simmons – not the guy who sang for Kiss in the 70s, but an earlier rocking singer from the south! Gene's probably best known for the classic Halloween hit "Haunted House" – which kicks off this record – but he's a great rocker from that 60s southern scene that didn't really care where they drew their inspiration from – a bit of R&B, a bit of country, maybe even a bit of soul – all wrapped together in a tightly snapping groove that might have been more rockabilly were it recorded five years before – but which here comes on with a sweet small combo, almost small club vibe – ala Bill Black's work for Hi. Titles include "Hotel Happiness", "Haunted House", "You Can Have Her", "The Green Door", "Comin Down With Love", "Don't Let Go", and "Slippin & Slidin". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Joanie SommersLet's Talk About Love ... LP
Warner, 1962. Very Good ... $5.99
A very powerful little session from Joanie Sommers – and like most of her work from the time, one that's done in a great blend of jazz and mainstream pop! Orchestrations are by Tommy Oliver, and there's plenty of dynamic horn passages to keep things interesting – even on the mellower numbers, which are often some of the best in the set – and feature Joanie's sweeter vocals amidst a darker bank of trombones that dip and turn gently. The more upbeat numbers often feature some nice percussion touches to get the groove going – and titles include "Till There Was You", "Make The Man Love You", "Spring Is Here", "Let's Talk About Love", "After The Lights Go Down Low", "Namely You", "Kiss & Run", and "I'll Never Stop Loving You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has split seams.)

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Jeri SouthernSouthern Breeze ... CD
Roulette/Fresh Sound (Spain), 1958. Used ... $6.99
One of Jeri Southern's grooviest albums – thanks to jazzy backings from Marty Paich! The album's got that wonderfully full-fleshed sound that Paich could bring to a vocal date like this in the late 50s and early 60s – the same sort of perfect balance he brought to his work with Mel Torme, and which turns out to be a great fit for Jeri Southern's vocals as well! The group's slightly larger than his Dek-Tette – but features an equally great array of west coast hornmen who really shade in the tunes beautifully – including Don Fagerquist on trumpet, Bob Enevoldsen on trombone, Herb Geller on alto, and Georgie Auld on tenor. Yet despite the horn flourishes, Southern's vocals are always firmly in the lead – on titles that include "Lazy Bones", "Ridin High", "He Reminds Me Of You", "Porgy", "Warm Kiss", and "Isn't This A Lovely Day". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ JT TaylorMaster Of The Game ... CD
MCA/Universal (Japan), 1989. New Copy ... $13.99
A real breakout solo album from James JT Taylor – the singer who'd risen to fame with his work in Kool & The Gang earlier in the 80s – stepping out here as a very different talent overall! JT has a lot more inflection in his vocals here – possibly because of the backings, which use some bumping new jack elements in a really great way – fast-riffing and more electronic, in ways that pick up the pace a bit from Kool & The Gang – often creating a skittish sense of rhythm that brings out different elements in Taylor's voice. Titles include "Sister Rose", "Master Of The Game", "The House That Jack Built", "8 Days A Week", "Girl You're Mine Now", "Lay Awake At Night", "Kiss My Face", "Romancia", "The Promised Land", and "All I Want Is Forever". CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)

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TeaInterstellar (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Jump World (Japan), 2018. New Copy ... $16.99
A set that really lives up to its cover – as the music here is a very galactic take on contemporary soul – grounded by excellent vocals from Tea, but served up with lots of cool cosmic elements in the music! Things are nice and warm throughout – that version of space first explored by Herbie Hancock's keyboards in the 70s – and the instrumentation also includes acoustic moments on piano, violin, and cello – really moving the sound to more sophisticated territory than the usual beats and keys approach! We don't know much about Tea, but a few songs here caught our ear, and the rest of the album definitely delivers – showcasing her unusual phrasing, which is hard to peg, but nicely distinct – on titles that include "Kiss The Ground Goodbye", "Interstellar", "While I Dream", "Such A Tease", "I Will Bleed", "Oh My Buddha", and a surprising cover of "Another Brick In The Wall (part 2)". CD

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Allen ToussaintMotion ... CD
Warner, 1978. Used ... $29.99
A bit of a change for Allen Toussaint – the kind of an album that makes good use of all the connections he was making during the early 70s, when he was becoming the darling of the Warner Brothers scene in LA. Overall, Allen's getting pretty smooth by this point – so smooth that even some rootsy production by Jerry Wexler still makes it hard to remember that he got his start in the raw New Orleans soul scene – but at its heart, the album's still got a good talent for the kind of rolling groove that Toussaint brought to his own work, and that of so many other artists, in earlier years. This album features lots of LA studio backing, with players like Richard Tee, Victor Feldman, Paulinho Da Costa, Larry Carlton, and others of that ilk. Titles include "Motion", "Night People", "Just A Kiss Away", "Declaration Of Love", and "Viva La Money". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Motion ... LP 11.99

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Allen ToussaintMotion ... LP
Warner, 1978. Very Good+ ... $11.99
A bit of a change for Allen Toussaint – the kind of an album that makes good use of all the connections he was making during the early 70s, when he was becoming the darling of the Warner Brothers scene in LA. Overall, Allen's getting pretty smooth by this point – so smooth that even some rootsy production by Jerry Wexler still makes it hard to remember that he got his start in the raw New Orleans soul scene – but at its heart, the album's still got a good talent for the kind of rolling groove that Toussaint brought to his own work, and that of so many other artists, in earlier years. This album features lots of LA studio backing, with players like Richard Tee, Victor Feldman, Paulinho Da Costa, Larry Carlton, and others of that ilk. Titles include "Motion", "Night People", "Just A Kiss Away", "Declaration Of Love", and "Viva La Money". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch & light wear.)
Also available Motion ... CD 29.99

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Piero UmilianiRequiem Per Un Agente Segreto ... LP
GDM/Dagored (Italy), 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
A groovy little soundtrack by the great Piero Umiliani! The score is for a b-grade spy film from the late 60s – starring Stewart Granger as (according to the notes) "a seasoned secret agent, but always ready to kiss and to bang!" A lot to live up to, we know – but Umiliani more than does the job, with a wonderful mix of tunes that run from Barry-esque Bond to swinging Milan, blending electric guitar, bubbling organ, and exotic themes into a 17 track package that sparkles with the best of his late 60s work! Titles include "Don't Ever Let Me Go", which is the main song, plus a number of variations on the title theme, named "Spanish mood", "lounge suite", "Arabian bistrot", and so on! LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 300 – on colored vinyl!)

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Earl Van DykeEarl Of Funk ... LP
SOUL, 1970. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Fierce funky instrumentals from Motown keyboardist Earl Van Dyke – a set that's overflowing with great original tracks, plus some sweet funky covers too! The style here is quite different than Earl's previous work – and quite different from most of Motown too – with a hard-edged approach to the grooves that's much more like the work going on in the funky 45 underground on other labels – especially on the drums, which often snap nicely and give the album a great breaking sort of sound! The set was recorded live at the Hi Chapparal club in Detroit, with audience noise dubbed in later – and titles include "The Flick", "Cissy Strut", "Thank You Falletinme Be Mice Elf Again", "Fuschia Moods", "The Stingray", "The Whip a Rang", "Someday We'll Be Together", and "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue pressing.)

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✨✧ Vangelis/New American OrchestraBlade Runner ... LP
Warner, 1982. Very Good+ ... $14.99
One of the best-remembered moments of music from the enigmatic Vangelis – a set that's maybe a bit darker and more moody than some of his other records of the time – thanks to the Blade Runner setting provided by director Ridley Scott! Vangelis works plenty of familiar early 80s soundtrack elements here – lots of keyboards and electronic wash, plus even a bit of almost-cheesy sax at times – but he makes the whole thing sound nicely off-kilter at most moments, with just the sort of awkward replication that fits perfectly with the narrative theme of the film. There's some beautiful exotic currents that are maybe even more captivating here on record than you might remember from their use onscreen – and titles include "Memories Of Green", "Tales Of The Future", "Rachel's Song", "Blush Response", "Lone More Kiss Dear", and "Tears In Rain". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Sarah VaughanSwingin' Easy ... CD
EmArcy/Polygram, 1954/1957. Used ... $3.99
Very nice jazz-oriented material that has Sarah working with Jimmy Jones, one of her best accompanists, or John Malachi, who was in Billy Eckstine's band at the same time Sarah was with the group. All the tracks have nice small combo instrumentation – and Sarah keeps things nice and warm vocally, free to get a bit more intimate than usual in the album's casual setting. Titles include "All Of Me", "Lover Man", "Polka Dots & Moonbeams", "Prelude To A Kiss", and "You Hit The Spot". CD
(Out of print.)

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Sarah VaughanSwingin' Easy (Trip) ... LP
EmArcy, 1954/1957. Very Good ... $2.99
Very nice jazz-oriented material that has Sarah working with Jimmy Jones, one of her best accompanists, or John Malachi, who was in Billy Eckstine's band at the same time Sarah was with the group. All the tracks have nice small combo instrumentation – and Sarah keeps things nice and warm vocally, free to get a bit more intimate than usual in the album's casual setting. Titles include "All Of Me", "Lover Man", "Polka Dots & Moonbeams", "Prelude To A Kiss", and "You Hit The Spot". LP, Vinyl record album
(Trip reissue. Cover has some aged spots.)

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Ben WebsterFor The Guv'nor ... LP
Imperial (Netherlands), 1969. Near Mint- ... $34.99
A great late date from Ben Webster – one that has the tenorist working with a Dutch rhythm section that features Cees Slinger on piano, Jacques Schols on bass, and John Engels on drums – stretching out nicely on long tracks that include "Drop Me Off At Harlem", "One For The Guv'nor", "Rockin In Rhythm", and "Prelude To A Kiss". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing!)

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WhodiniOpen Sesame ... LP
Jive, 1987. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Includes their classic "I'm Def (Jump Back & Kiss Myself)". 11 tracks in all. Also includes "Cash Money", "Rock You Again (Again & Again)", "Hooked On You" and "Remember Where You Came From". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still in the shrink, with hype sticker. Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Jackie WilsonSoul Time/Soul Galore ... CD
Brunswick/Edsel (UK), 1965/1966. Used ... $32.99
Mid 60s work by Jackie – 2 albums back to back on one CD! The cover of Soul Time carries the subtitle "featuring 'Danny Boy' and other great Soul Songs" – and while it's tough to even imagine "Danny Boy" as a soul song, and not an Irish tenor chestnut, it's also important to remember that Jackie's work in taking the track, as with others of its nature, was a key factor in crossing over soul audiences. Maybe not as important as the work of Motown, sure, but Jackie was almost doing it first – as you'll hear on this album. The set's got arrangements by Horace Ott, Teacho Wiltshire, and Dick Jacobs – and there's some great little soul numbers in the set – including "A Kiss, A Thrill, & Goodbye", "Soul Time", "She'll Be There", "Better Play It Safe", and the uptown chiller "No Pity (In The Naked City)". Soul Galore is much more straightforward soul from Jackie – featuring nice hard-hitters like "Soul Galore", "Brand New Thing (parts 1 & 2)", "Let Me Build", "I Got My Mind Made Up", "So You Say You Wanna Dance (Workout #2)", and "Your Loss My Gain". 24 tracks in all. CD
(Out of print.)

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Nancy WilsonBut Beautiful ... CD
Capitol (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... About July 11, 2018
One of the greatest Nancy Wilson albums of the 60s – a small combo jazz date, done with a style that's different than some of Wilson's larger sessions of the time! The group has a relaxed, easygoing feel – and Wilson slides in with a style that's a lot more laidback and subtle than on other Capitol dates – almost the mellow feel of a late 50s Dakota Staton date, but still song with all the careful class that Nancy brings to her vocals! The group's a quartet, led by pianist Hank Jones – and featuring Gene Bertoncini on guitar, Ron Carter on bass, and Grady Tate on drums – on titles that include "Happiness Is A Thing Called Joe", "Do it Again", "Glad To Be Unhappy", "Prelude To A Kiss", "Supper Time", and "I Thought About You". CD
Also available But Beautiful ... LP 4.99

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Nancy WilsonBut Beautiful ... LP
Capitol, 1969. Very Good ... $4.99
One of the greatest Nancy Wilson albums of the 60s – a small combo jazz date, done with a style that's different than some of Wilson's larger sessions of the time! The group has a relaxed, easygoing feel – and Wilson slides in with a style that's a lot more laidback and subtle than on other Capitol dates – almost the mellow feel of a late 50s Dakota Staton date, but still song with all the careful class that Nancy brings to her vocals! The group's a quartet, led by pianist Hank Jones – and featuring Gene Bertoncini on guitar, Ron Carter on bass, and Grady Tate on drums – on titles that include "Happiness Is A Thing Called Joe", "Do it Again", "Glad To Be Unhappy", "Prelude To A Kiss", "Supper Time", and "I Thought About You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing. Cover has a split spine and some splitting on the bottom seam.)

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VariousAll That Disco 100 (6CD set) ... CD
Sony (Japan), 1970s/1980s. New Copy 6CD ... $48.99
100 disco and dance tracks, all in a mighty nice package – and a set that's maybe got as much funky soul and upbeat grooves as it does more mainstream work from the clubs! The package goes past the obvious late 70s disco years – and begins with some earlier soul from the 70s, then even moves into some big 80s dancefloor tracks as well – the kind of delightful pop numbers that seem to be getting a lot more play from the younger generation who didn't live through the music the first time around! Titles include "I Just Can't Say Goodbye" by Philly Devotions, "The Bump" by The Commodores, "Summer Place 76" by Percy Faith, "Shining Star" by Earth Wind & Fire, "Love's Theme" by Love Unlimited Orchestra, "Lady Marmalade" by Labelle, "Dazz" by Brick, "Sky High" by Jigsaw, "Yes Sir I Can Boogie" by Baccara, "Boogie Nights" by GQ, "This Is It" by Melba Moore, "Do It Any Way You Wanna" by People's Choice, "Rockin Soul" by Hues Corporation, "Disco Inferno" by Trammps, "The Boss" by Diana Ross, "Super Freak" by Rick James, "Lovely One" by The Jacksons, "Paradise" by Change, "Got To Be Real" by Cheryl Lynn, "Best Of My Love" by The Emotions, "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" by Boys Town Gang, "Le Freak" by Chic, "I'm In The Mood For Dancing" by The Nolas, "Hello Mr Monkey" by Arabesque, "DJ In My Life" by Annie, "I Like Chopin" by Gazebo, "Wanted" by The Dooleys, "I Was Made For Lovin You" by Kiss, "Dschingis Khan" by Genghis Khan, "Breakout" by Swing Out Sister, "Let's Hear It For The Boy" by Deniece Williams, "Living In America" by James Brown, "Digging Your Scene" by The Blow Monkeys, "Conga" by Miami Sound Machine, "Hold Me Now" by Thompson Twins, "Don't You Want Me" by Human League, "Take On Me" by A-Ha, "Maneater" by Hall & Oates, "Respectable" by Mel & Kim, "Toy Toy" by Sinitta, "Two Of Hearts" by Stacey Q, "Venus" by Bananarama, "Eat You Up" by Angie Gold, "You Spin Me Round" by Dead Or Alive, "Point Of No Return" by Expose, "People Hold On" by Lisa Stansfield, "Give Me UP" by Michael Fortunati, and "Cha Cha Cha" by Finzy Kontini. CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)

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✨✧ VariousHard Goods ... LP
Warner, 1974. Very Good 2LP ... $2.99
A weird and wonderful collection from Warner Brothers – with tracks that include "War Song" by Neil Young with Graham Nash, "Strutter" by Kiss, "Vegetables" by The Beach Boys, "The 68 Nixon" by Denver Boise & Johnson, "Sweet Revenge" by Ted Nugent, "Cosmic Debris" by Frank Zappa, "A 200" by Deep Purple, "Atlantic Liner" by Chunky Novi & Ernie, "We've Been Waiting" by Graham Central Station, and "Dr Horowitz" by Terry Melcher. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear with center split bottom seams.)

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VariousMood Mosaic Vol 1 – The Haschish Party ... CD
Partners In Crime (Italy), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $13.99
A wonderfully groovy set – every bit as great as you might guess from the title and the cover – and the very first installment in the now-legendary Mood Mosaic series! The set's one of the few to bring together tunes from the groovier side of the spectrum at the end of the 60s – work from British, French, American, and German sources – all awash in a great blend of funky, easy, and pop-oriented modes! There's a nicely trippy feel throughout – and titles include "Hascisch Party" by George Garvarenz, "Kiss This" by Claude Denjean, "Acka Raga" by Shocking Blue, "Mas Que Nada" by Luiz Enriquez, "En Melody" by Serge Gainsbourg, "Love For Sale" by Marian McPartland, "Batucada" by Phil Crewe, "Marins Armins Amant Ou Maris" by Michel Legrand, and "Sitar Beat" by Klaus Doldinger. CD

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VariousRock On ... CD
Ace (UK), Mid 50s/1960s/1970s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
A deep collection of wild tunes that cross genres like crazy – a tribute to the wide variety stocked at London's legendary Rock On record shop – which carried rebellious records off all stripes! The set has fiery 50s rockabilly, pulp pop, fuzzy psychedelic grooves, jumpin' blues, outlaw country and more – great stuff all around and a joy for ears that are open to a rebellious tune, style divisions be damned! The booklet is packed with notes and photos – with 28 tracks in all! "Chicken Shack Boogie" by Amos Milburn, "Red Hot" by Billy Lee Riley, "Shake Your Hips" by Slim Harpo, "Bottle To The Baby" by Charlie Feathers, "Two Headed Dog" by Roky Erikson, "Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way" by Waylon Jennings, "So Sharp" by Dyke & The Blazers, "It's Better To Have (And Don't Need)" by Don Covay, "Slow Death" by Flamin Groovies, "What Came First – The Egg Or The Hen?" by Koko Taylor "Give Him A Great Big Kiss" by The Shangri-Las and lots more! CD

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VariousTaste Of Doo Wop Vol 1 ... CD
Vee Jay, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... $13.99
A stunning assortment of rare vocal group recordings from the legendary Vee Jay Records – one that goes far past the label's bigger hits, and which includes the cream of the crop of rare doo wop from the Chicago scene – including some rare early gems on the Parrot Records label! The set's wonderful all the way through – a must-have collection if you're into doo wop – with a total of 25 tracks that include "Joni" by Preston Jackson & The Rhythm Aces, "Shombalor" by Sheriff & The Ravels, "Marsha" by The Prodigals, "Kiss Me" by El Cincos, "Evil Woman" by 5 Echoes, "Crazy Over You" and "This Is The Night" by Kool Gents, "Please Don't Leave Me" and "Fine Sweet Woman" by The Orchids, "Up On The Mountain" and "Caddy Bo" by The Magnificents, and "I Can't Refuse" & "Met A Girl On The Corner" by The Orchids. Many tracks unreleased too! CD
(Out of print. Disc has a promo stamp.)

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VariousTokyo Nights – Female J-Pop Boogie Funk 1981 to 1988 ... CD
Cultures Of Soul, 1980s. New Copy ... $14.99 16.14
A great look at the bright world of female soul in Japan during the 80s – a time when the nation was hitting some of its greatest heights of the postwar years – and was coming up with a magical musical groove to follow! While disco reigned in American clubs in the late 70s, the style really took off in Tokyo during the following decade – maybe mixed a bit with European and 80s club styles, but still unabashedly as upbeat and bubbling as American work of previous years – all to showcase a range of female singers whose style really matches the groove! The music takes off a bit from that shift into soul by Japanese jazz singers in the 70s – but is much farther than that mode overall, especially once the beats and keyboards get going. The package does a great job of being faithful to this legacy – and includes notes on each song and artist, along with album covers too. Titles include "Wanna Kiss" by Hitomi Tohyama, "Dancin" by Junko Ohashi, "Dress Down" by Kaoru Akimoto, "I'm In Love" by Aru Takamura, "Broken Eyes" by Mariko Tone, "TNT" by Rie Murakami, "Love Is A Work Of Mind" by Ra Mu, "Mystical Composer" by Kikuchi Momoko, and "Sky Restaurant" by Yumi Seino. CD
Also available Tokyo Nights – Female J-Pop Boogie Funk 1981 to 1988 ... LP 23.99

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✨✧ VariousTokyo Nights – Female J-Pop Boogie Funk 1981 to 1988 ... LP
Cultures Of Soul, 1980s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $23.99 27.98
A great look at the bright world of female soul in Japan during the 80s – a time when the nation was hitting some of its greatest heights of the postwar years – and was coming up with a magical musical groove to follow! While disco reigned in American clubs in the late 70s, the style really took off in Tokyo during the following decade – maybe mixed a bit with European and 80s club styles, but still unabashedly as upbeat and bubbling as American work of previous years – all to showcase a range of female singers whose style really matches the groove! The music takes off a bit from that shift into soul by Japanese jazz singers in the 70s – but is much farther than that mode overall, especially once the beats and keyboards get going. The package does a great job of being faithful to this legacy – and includes notes on each song and artist, along with album covers too. Titles include "Wanna Kiss" by Hitomi Tohyama, "Dancin" by Junko Ohashi, "Dress Down" by Kaoru Akimoto, "I'm In Love" by Aru Takamura, "Broken Eyes" by Mariko Tone, "TNT" by Rie Murakami, "Love Is A Work Of Mind" by Ra Mu, "Mystical Composer" by Kikuchi Momoko, and "Sky Restaurant" by Yumi Seino. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Tokyo Nights – Female J-Pop Boogie Funk 1981 to 1988 ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ John Barry/Tom JonesThunderball ... CD
MGM/EMI, 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the greatest of Barry's scores for the James Bond films – early enough to be raw, but confident enough to change up the mood nicely! The theme song features vocals by Tom Jones – and the rest of the tunes almost reads as a who's who of hipster influences, as so many of them have been taken up by other artists as band or album names. Titles include "Mr Kiss Kiss Bang Bang", "Thunderball", "The Bomb", "Chateau Flight", "Bond Below Disco Volante", "Death Of Fiona", and "Switching The Body". CD features a wealth of bonus tracks too! CD

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✨✧ John Barry/Tom JonesThunderball ... LP
United Artists, 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the greatest of Barry's scores for the James Bond films – early enough to be raw, but confident enough to change up the mood nicely! The theme song features vocals by Tom Jones – and the rest of the tunes almost reads as a who's who of hipster influences, as so many of them have been taken up by other artists as band or album names. Titles include "Mr Kiss Kiss Bang Bang", "Thunderball", "The Bomb", "Chateau Flight", "Bond Below Disco Volante", "Death Of Fiona", and "Switching The Body". LP, Vinyl record album
(mono pressing.)

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✨✧ James BrownBodyheat ... LP
Polydor, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An enduring classic from James Brown – quite possibly the strongest of his late 70s albums, and a record that nicely balances the harder funk of the early part of the decade with a more sophisticated style that almost gets slightly jazzy at times! The vocals are planted strongly at the top of most tunes – really calling out the shots and directing the rhythms – even though they seem tight enough to keep snapping along on their own – and also noteworthy are some of the mellower numbers on the set, which are almost more compelling than some of the groovers! Titles include "Bodyheat", "What The World Needs Now", "Don't Tell It", "Kiss In 77", "Woman", "Wake Up And Give", and "I'm Satisfied". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ John ColtraneJohn Coltrane – The Bethlehem Years (Winner's Circle/Art Blakey Big Band) ... CD
Bethlehem/Shout Factory, 1957. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The complete recordings done by John Coltrane for Bethlehem Records – mostly cut during December of 1957, and issued on the albums The Winner's Circle and Art Blakey Big Band! Both albums were a bit unusual for the label – in that The Winner's Circle was sort of a blowing/jam session type record, cut with some of the big poll winners of the year, but with shorter tracks than the usual Prestige-styled set of that nature. The lineup includes Donald Byrd, Al Cohn, Eddie Costa, Oscar Pettiford, and Philly Joe Jones – and Coltrane's a bit buried in the group, but gets out some nice licks from time to time. The second set of tracks was recorded for a unique big band session led by Art Blakey – featuring a core group with Coltrane, Donald Byrd, Walter Bishop Jr, and Wendell Marshall on some tracks – plus a larger lineup on a number of others. The CD brings together a whopping 27 tracks from these sessions, including some great alternate takes – and titles include "Midriff", "Tippin", "The Outer World", "The Kiss Of No Return", "Pristine", and "Oasis" – a previously unreleased track! CD

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✨✧ Patty DukePatty ... LP
United Artists, 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A record that reunites Patty Duke with arranger Arnold Goland – whose pop talents in the studio work the same kind of magic with the singer that you'd find in some of the more impressive Brit female pop records of the time! Titles are a mix of different modes, all brought together nicely in the arrangements – and tunes include "The World Is Watching Us", "One Kiss Away", "Sure Gonna Miss Him", "Nothing But You", "Little Things Mean A Lot", and "Whenever She Holds You". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Bill Evans & Toots ThielemansAffinity ... LP
Warner, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful pairing – the keyboards of Bill Evans and harmonica of Toots Thielemans – presented here in a space that marks the record as one of the best from both players in the 70s! Some tunes are sad and blue, and very spare – others a bit more upbeat and lyrical, almost taking us back to Bill's more sprightly modes of the early 60s – and the clear, clean sound offers up the best tones from both players in a perfect space. Other musicians include Marc Johnson on bass, Eliot Zigmund on drums, and Larry Schneider on flute, tenor, and soprano sax – and Evans plays a bit of electric piano in addition to acoustic, something we always love! Titles include "I Do It For Your Love", "The Days Of Wine & Roses", "Jesus' Last Ballad", "The Other Side Of Midnight", "Blue & Green", and "Tomato Kiss". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ella FitzgeraldElla Swings Lightly ... LP
Verve, Late 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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.)

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✨✧ FlamingosFlamingos – Chess Rock N Rhythm Series ... LP
Checker, 1950s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the only full LPs of work that was ever issued by the Flamingos on Chess – a collection of older singles, presented here in a later edition with a different cover and some bonus tracks! Tracks include "Would I Be Crying", "Whispering Stars", "The Vow", "A Kiss From Your Lips", "Chickie Um Bah", "Dream Of A Lifetime", and "Chick A Boom That's My Baby". Bonus tracks include the previously unissued "If I Could Love You", "I Really Don't Want To Know", and "I Found A New Baby" – plus an alternate take of "Dream Of A Lifetime". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Red GarlandLil Darlin ... LP
Status, Late 50s/1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Obscure live session by the lovely soul jazz pianist Red Garland – recorded live at an unspecified time, at The Prelude nightclub in Harlem. Red's leading a trio that includes Jimmy Roswer on bass and Specs Wright on drums – and the tracks are very long, with a nice laidback feel to them. Titles include "Lil Darlin", "Blues In The Closet", and "We Kiss In A Shadow". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing – with obi!)

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✨✧ Dizzy GillespieReal Thing ... LP
Perception, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Stunning funk from the great Dizzy Gillespie – light years away from his early bop recordings! The album's a slammin batch of 70s instrumentals – Dizzy's trumpet firmly in the lead over electric backings that have more than a bit of funk in them. The bass is the main driving factor of the tunes – played either by Phil Upchurch or Chuck Rainey – and the tracks bounce along with a fierce and righteous groove that also includes hard riffing on guitar and some sweet piano lines. Players include Mike Longo, James Moody, and Bernard Purdie – and tracks include "N'Bani", "Matrix", "Soul Kiss", "Ding A Ling", and "Alligator". Great stuff, and a crucial album in Dizzy's lost career! Damn funky, too. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Phyllis HymanSomewhere In My Lifetime ... LP
Arista, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Warm and wonderful work from Phyllis Hyman – a set that's a lot more mainstream soul than her music of a few years before, but one that still shows a strong commitment to the more complicated styles of her roots! The sound here is full and proud – a nice extension of the work that Hyman did with Norman Connors, and not nearly as much in a disco mode as it might be, given the time of the release. And although many of the tracks are somewhat upbeat, they've got a bit more complication in the rhythms than conventional club – thanks to the presence of jazz players who include Herbie Hancock, Monty Alexander, Azar Lawrence, and others. The best production on the record is by T Life, and the team of Skip Scarborough and Larry Alexander – and titles include "Kiss You All Over", "Living Inside Your Love", "Soon Come Again", "Here's That Rainy Day", "Lookin For A Lovin", and "Be Careful (How You Treat My Love)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear & a cutout notch.)
Also available Somewhere In My Lifetime (Japanese pressing) ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ ImpressionsOne By One/Riding High ... CD
Kent (UK), 1965/1966. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
2 nice ones from the Impressions' best years! Riding High is an all-out classic LP, with a huge complement of great Curtis Mayfield originals, all set to stellar arrangements by the great Chicago arranger Johnny Pate. Includes classics like "Riding High", "I'm A Telling You", "That's What Mama Say", "Too Slow", "Man's Temptation", and "I Need To Belong To Someone". One By One has more of a mix of Mayfield titles with compositions by other artists – but still includes many nice numbers like "Lonely Man", "Just One Kiss From You", "My Prayer", and a great version of "Nature Boy". CD
Also available One By One/Riding High ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ Julie LondonLondon By Night (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Liberty/EMI (Japan), 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Breathy vocals from the great Julie London – an album recorded early in her years on Liberty Records, but with a slightly full sound overall! Backings are by the orchestra of Pete King – a little heavy on the strings, but never too much so – just enough to give the tunes a sad-tinged sort of sound that glows and shimmers nicely behind Julie's vocals – very much in the moody feel you might expect from the trashy image of London in an alley on the cover! The set's never sleepy, and has a nicely dark undercurrent – on titles that include "Nobody's Heart", "The Exciting Life", "Something I Dreamed Last Night", "Well Sir", "In The Middle Of A Kiss", "Pousse Cafe", "Mad About The Boy", and "My Man's Gone Now". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ ManhattansGreatest Hits ... LP
Columbia, 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The Manhattans were one of those groups who knocked around for years in the indie soul world – cutting some fantastic material early on, but then losing direction for a number of years until they sprung forth as a huge act for Columbia during the early 70s. By that time, the band had more than polished their harmonies – coming up with an incredible style that was sweet and smooth, yet still undeniably soulful and human, especially on the ballads that were their specialty. Titles on this set include "Kiss & Say Goodbye", "Hurt", "There's No Me Without You", "It Feels So Good To Be Loved So Bad", "We Never Danced To A Love Song", and "Do You Really Mean Goodbye". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Sun RaFriendly Galaxy ... CD
Leo (UK), 1991. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A reigned-in, but great later live set from the Sun Ra Arkestra – recorded in 1991, and featuring a nice mix of traditional themes and older Ra favorites – all presented with the sort of focus that we like best from his older European live sets of the late 70s and early 80s! As with many Ra concerts, the work begins with a raging introduction – a 4 minute percussion jam – but then slides into lighter readings of tracks that include "Lights On A Satellite", "Alabama", "Prelude To A Kiss", "Blue Lou", and "We Travel The Spaceways" – mostly done in versions that allow for a strong focus on Ra's piano lines. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ ReplacementsLet It Be ... LP
Twin Tone, 1984. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The masterpiece by one of the greatest, most sincere rock bands of all time! Let It Be veers all over the place, or at least as much as jangly rock music can, in the best way possible. Includes the pseudo twangy opener "I Will Dare", with the distinctly midwestern hardcore of the group's earlier years showing up on "We're Coming Out" and "Tommy Gets His Tonsils Out", and Westerberg's great heart-on-sleeve, ragged balladry appearing for the closers. Like the Meat Puppets and X, the 'Mats really found themselves after they shed the rigid rules of punk rock, and developed into something every bit as honest and heartfelt. They followed the rock songbook just enough to keep their work warm and familiar, but with way too huge and hard-pounding heart to ever seem even the least bit derivative. Hell, they even make Kiss's "Black Diamond" sound sincere! Other tracks include "Favorite Thing", "Androgynous", "Unsatisfied", "Seen Your Video", "Gary's Got A Boner", "Sixteen Blue" and "Answering Machine". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing with Masterdisk stamp, still with Twin Tone inner sleeve!)

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsSaxophone Colossus & More ... LP
Prestige, 1956. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Prestige reissued this record in 1975 and it includes the whole of Saxophone Colossus as well as parts of Sonny Boy, Sonny Rollins Plays For Bird and Sonny Rollins Plus Four all from 1956. Rollins plays tenor sax and is joined by a stellar bunch of musicians such as Doug Watkins on bass, Max Roach on drums, Kenny Dorham on trumpet, Clifford Brown on trumpet, Richie Powell on piano and others. Tracks include "The House I Live In", "Pent Up House", "Kiss & Run", "Kids Know", "Strode Rode", and "Star Eyes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ SadeLovers Live ... CD
Epic, 2002. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A sweet little live set by Sade – done with the subdued warmth of her later work, but also featuring a few key songs from earlier years! There's a nicely understated quality to the record, in keeping with Sade's own presence – and we're quite pleased to hear how these songs hold up away from the studio. Titles include "Smooth Operator", "Jezebel", "Cherish The Day", "No Ordinary Love", "Flow", "Is It A Crime", "Kiss Of Life", "Slave Song", and "The Sweetest Taboo". CD

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✨✧ Lalo SchifrinBig Brawl (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Quartet (Spain), 1980. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Lalo Schifrin and martial arts films are always a wonderful combination – and that's definitely the case here in the Big Brawl – where Lalo does the same great musical job for Jackie Chan that he did for Bruce Lee in the early 70s! The music here is quite nice – both in terms of the early Chan films, and in relation to some of Lalo's other sleepier scores of the start of the 80s – as there's a mix of funky and jazzy elements that really recalls the Schifrin of a decade before – including great use of this bouncing acoustic bassline on a number of tracks, and some very cool whistling bits too! Titles include "Razor Cuts", "Fast Moves", "Jerry's Rag", "Roller Derby", "Miss Wong", "The Trap", "Training Montage", and "The Kiss Of Death". CD
(Limited edition of 1000!)

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✨✧ Soul ScratchPushing Fire (with download) ... LP
Colemine, 2017. New Copy Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An absolute stormer from Soul Scratch – a contemporary combo from the SoCal scene doing the legacy of the late 60s/early 70s raw funky soul style proud! Both the band name and album titles are appropriate – we wouldn't call it "truth in advertising", just straight up truth – with a genuine depth of soul in both the songs and performance, played with incredible energy in the more fiery number, but with a sure hand on the more tender numbers, too. Singer Dale Spollett can wail with the best of them, and the band has real firepower in their arsenal. The horns and rhythm section are stunningly tight, or have a loose swagger when the song calls, and there some tasty guitar, too. Includes the righteous opener "Pacified", "Look How Far We've Come", "Odessa Heat", the sweet little centerpiece ballad "Kiss Me In The Morning", "Be Kind", "Fireside Lounge", "Empty Cup", "It's Not Over", "Thank You" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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✨✧ SupremesWhere Did Our Love Go ... LP
Motown, 1964. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
About as classic as you can get for the early Supremes – a set that has the group really hitting hard on all levels, thanks to production from the team of Holland-Dozier-Holland, plus a bit of help from Smokey Robinson – all of whom really help push the Supremes out of simple girl group soul – into the realm of Motown genius they would nearly rule for years to come! Tunes are by HDH, Norman Whitfield, and Smokey – top-shelf songwriting that further enforces the strength of the set – with that mix of poise and class, yet soul and feeling that always graced the group at their best. Titles include the sublime "When The Love Light Starts Shining Through His Eyes", plus the classics "Where Did Our Love Go" and "Baby Love", and the tracks "Come See About Me", "I'm Giving You Your Freedom", "Your Kiss Of Fire", "Ask Any Girl", and "A Breath Taking Guy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original mono pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Violent FemmesViolent Femmes ... LP
Slash, 1982. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the finest moments ever from these proud sons of Milwaukee – with classics that include "Blister In The Sun", "Kiss Off", "Add It Up", "Gone Daddy Gone", and "Prove My Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent 180 gram pressing.)
 
 
 



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