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Peter CrissKiss – Peter Criss ... LP
Casablanca, 1978. Very Good+ ... $6.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve, but missing poster, and order form. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Fried DahnKiss My Guarneri ... CD
Sunny Moon (Germany), 1997. Used ... $6.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ KissHotter Than Hell ... LP
Casablanca, 1974. Very Good+ ... $14.99
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MtumeKiss This World Goodbye/In Search Of The Rainbow Seekers ... CD
Epic/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1978/1980. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99
A pair of great Mtume albums for Epic – paired up in a sweet 2CD package! Kiss This World Goodbye is 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". In Search Of The Rainbow Seekers is another of Mtume's sweet mellow soul records of the era – and it's a nice one! Like Norman Connors, another soul jazz drummer who decided to go for a smooth soul approach, Mtume has a nice laidback feel on here, with good jazzy production backing up a number of vocal tracks aimed at the modern soul crowd. Hubert Eaves plays some nice mellow keyboards, and Tawatha joins Mtume on vocals. Cuts include "We're Gonna Make It This Time", "So You Wanna Be A Star", "Anticipatin", "Everything Good To Me" and "You Can't Wait For Love". CD

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Andre PrevinKiss Me Kate – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack ... CD
Rhino/TCM, 1953. Used ... $3.99
CD
(Punch through barcode & promotional stamp inside booklet. Out of print.)

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Rongetz FoundationKiss Kiss Double Jab ... LP
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2015. New Copy ... $19.99
An even hipper album than the first Rongetz Foundation outing – which we totally loved – thanks to work from classic musicians who include Gary Bartz on alto, Steve Turre on trombone, and Monnette Sudler on guitar! The music is a great blend of bass-heavy rhythms (acoustic bass, that is), jazzy flourishes, and these excellent vocals from Lilli Cooper – an artist we don't know at all, but who brings a real underground soul vibe to the whole thing – with an old school approach that really lives up to the instrumentation! The album already won us over by including one of our favorite Charles Earland tunes ever – the sublime "Murilley", a lost gem from his late 70s years, given a great vocal reading for the set – and other titles are all original, and include "Cab Samba", "Kiss Kiss Double Jab", "Marshmallow Throne", "Such A Morning Person", and "Sonia Poem", which features a recitation from Sonia Sanchez. LP, Vinyl record album

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Ken Sharp with Paul Stanley & Gene SimmonsNothin' To Lose – The Making Of KISS 1972 to 1975 (paperback) ... Book
It Books, 2014. New Copy ... $6.99 17.99
The story of Kiss in all its 70s glory – with a focus on the early years of the group's image-making and formation – told by group members themselves, as well as some key contemporaries! The book is large, and filled with lots of images – and the text is pulled together in snippets from interviews, then woven together to tell the story – with commentary from Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley, Peter Criss, and Paul Stanley – as well as other members of the group's creative team, 70s bandmembers who played with Kiss, and even some critics and other folks who came in contact with them at the time. The approach works surprisingly well, and makes for a very readable history of the band in its early years – and the book is 550 pages, with loads of black and white images, plus a few full color sections too. Book
(Small remainder mark on spine.)

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✨✧ SugarfootSugar Kiss ... LP
Warner, 1985. Very Good+ ... $13.99
Bass-heavy 80s funk from the days when Roger Troutman was practically running the soul department at Warner Brothers! Sugarfoot plays guitar and sings on the set – working with an all star group of Zapp-related players, and grooving in a very Zapp-styled sound. Roger produced, Larry's all over the set, and Sugarfoot himself adds in some nice hipper touches – an excellent variation on an already-great formula that was dominating the sound of funk at the time! Titles include "I'm Your Sugar", "Girl I Need You", "I Choose You", "I Will Be Your Star", and "Call Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp, some pen on front, and a bit of marker on back.)

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✨✧ Pam Todd & Gold Bullion BandBaisez-Moi (Kiss Me) (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Channel, 1978. Very Good+ ... $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
(In a Channel sleeve, with notes on front.)

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Paul StanleyKiss – Paul Stanley ... LP
Casablanca, 1978. Very Good- Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has an unglued top seam and some edge wear.)

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✨✧ Arpeggio/French KissLove & Desire/Panic ... 12-inch
JDC, 1985. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Disco Classic Series in a JDC sleeve.)

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✨✧ Joe GreenAh! Sweet Mystery Of Life/Kiss Me Again ... 78 RPM
Okeh, Late 20s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
78 RPM

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✨✧ KissKiss ... LP
Casablanca, 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(2nd US pressing, including "Kissing Time".)

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✨✧ KissOriginals – Kiss/HotterThan Hell/Dressed To Kill ... LP
Casablanca, 1974/1975. Used 3LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A very cool package that brings together the first 3 Kiss LPs in one package,and adds collectors cards and other goodies. This set documents the mid 70s Kiss phenomenon, and has their first 3 killer LPs of rock and roll excess: Kiss, Hotter Than Hell and Dressed To Kill. 30 tracks in all, with all their early hits including "Strutter", "Deuce", "Black Diamond", "Hotter Than Hell", "All The Way", "Watchin' You", "Mainline", "Rock Bottom", "She" and "Rock And Roll All Nite". Also includes "Cold Gin", "Let Me Know", "Parasite", 'Goin Blind", "Room Service", "Two Timer", "Anything For My Baby" and more! LP, Vinyl record album
(Second printing, including the booklet and inner sleeves. Cover has wear some edge wear.)

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✨✧ Tom Petty & The HeartbreakersKiss My Amps Vol 2 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Warner, 2016. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album
(Still in the shrink. Cover has a mark through the barcode.)

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✨✧ Brenda RussellKiss Me With The Wind ... LP
A&M, 1990. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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✨✧ PrinceKiss/Love Or Money ... 12-inch
Paisley Park/Warner, 1986. Used (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
What a great tune! 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. The track snaps along with an intensity that makes it an instant groover – and "Love Or Money" is a pretty nice track too! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Ben SidranLittle Kiss In The Night ... LP
Arista, 1978. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of our all-time favorites from the great Ben Sidran – thanks to a strong dose of fusion in the mix! The grooves here are somehow a bit sharper than the few Sidran records before – with a quality that almost reminds us of Fantasy Records soul from the mid 70s, or some of the best jazz-tinged R&B sets of the time – all linked back nicely to Ben's rootsier elements from the start. As always, Sidran's got some really top-shelf musicians on board to help him find his groove – including Phil Woods on alto sax, Blue Mitchell on trumpet, and Arthur Adams on guitar – and arrangements on many numbers are by Mike Melvoin, who sounds even funkier here than we'd expect. There's a great instrumental on the set called "The Cadillac Kid", which has a nice hard fusion groove – and other cuts include "Face Your Fears", "Doing You", and "Moose The Mooch". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo, including the lyric sleeve. Cover has a cut corner, some wear, and a few creases.)
 
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CrocodilesEndless Flowers ... CD
French Kiss, 2012. Used ... $1.99
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
Also available Latin Pulse ... LP 11.99

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Nancy AmesLatin Pulse ... LP
Epic, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
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
Also available Latin Pulse ... LP 9.99

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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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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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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 ... $9.99
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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George ClintonCinderella Theory ... CD
Paisley Park, 1989. Used ... $8.99
By this time, the Mothership had just about completely crashed out – at least on record, as George shows us here. (Live, Clinton had no trouble keeping up the groove – as he could always start a party funk fire going in concert, no matter how he was sounding on record.) The record was cut for Prince's Paisley Park label, and definitely has some Prince funk in the grooves – if not the titles of the album's songs, which include "Serious Slammin", "Why Should I Dog U Out?", "Tweakin", "Airbound", "Goin On", and "French Kiss". CD
(Out of print.)

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CoultrainSide Effex Of Make Believe – Divided For Love's Sake ... LP
Fresh Selects, 2015. New Copy ... $18.99 19.98
Strongly effective work from Coultrain – who's still standing firmly here as one of the more distinctive creative voices of the post millennium underground soul scene! From the beginning, Coultrain has been a master of mood, and that remains the case on Side Effex Of Make Believe – pairing fairly straight forward, lovelorn (and love worn) lyricism with atmospheric beats and tripped out production touches – with less splintered, airier touches, too. With 6 great songs that run a little less than a half hour total, this one leaves us longing for a little bit more – but with material this great, we won't complain too much! Includes "Kiss Of Death", "Like A Dusty Piano", "The RE-Introduction", "Be A Darling And Pass The Jam (Hold That Thought)", "Let's Pretend It'll Last" and "Side Effex Of Make-Believe". LP, Vinyl record album

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CrystalsHe's A Rebel ... CD
Philles/Sony (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... $9.99
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". CD
Also available He's A Rebel ... LP 27.99

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CrystalsHe's A Rebel ... LP
Philles/Sundazed, 1963. New Copy (reissue)... $27.99
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
Also available He's A Rebel ... CD 9.99

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Andre CymoneAC (2CD version – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/FTG, 1985. New Copy 2 CDs ... $14.99 15.98
The best of a handful of albums that the one-time Prince bassist put out in the early 80s – a record that made a splash via the great Prince-penned "The Dance Electric" – possibly a blessing and a curse for AC, as Prince was so huge at the time that the record going public was too quick to dismiss him as a clone! But don't let that stop you – as Cymone's got a groove that's all his own – and an 80s soul star definitely worth rediscovering. The percussive vibe is similar to Prince, but Andre's got a leaner, funkier style overall – virtually working as a one man band here, and handling most instrumentation himself – which brings a compact feel to the record that really comes through in the tightness of the grooves. Titles include "The Dance Electric", "Lipstick Lover", "Pretty Wild Lover", "Book Of Love", "Vacation", "Satisfaction", and "Neon Pussycat". Massive 2CD version features loads of bonus tracks – 20 more numbers that include lots of mixes of "The Dance Electric", "Satisfaction", and "Lipstick Lover" – plus "Vacation (Andre Cymone mix)", "Let Me Kiss The Bride (inst)", and "Anything (inst)". CD

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Duke EllingtonDuke's Big 4 (2LP 180 gram 45 RPM) ... LP
Pablo/Analogue Productions, 1973. Sealed 2LP ... $149.99
Duke's Big 4 here are a quartet of jazz legends – Joe Pass, Ray Brown, and Louie Bellson – all working with Duke himself to serve up unique small combo versions of older Ellington full band classics! The mix of piano, guitar, bass, and drums is a bit unusual for Ellington – and Pass especially has this sharply ringing tone that really brings a different flavor to many of the numbers – a kind of stepping, pulsating quality that's even in contrast to his other work from this period. Duke's piano augments the angularity, and titles include "Love You Madly", "Cottontail", "The Blues", "Prelude To A Kiss", "Everything But You", and "Just Squeeze Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited numbered edition #0258.)

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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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✨✧ Al HaigDuke N Bird ... CD
East Wind (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $13.99
The title's an apt one – as the record features one side of Duke Ellington compositions, and one side of Charlie Parker tunes – all played by bop legend Al Haig in an intimate solo setting! The obscure date is one of Haig's most personal sessions ever – a record that has even more sensitivity than some of his earlier classics, and which shows a surprisingly deep side of his talents in these later years. There's a subtle sort of charm that marks the Japanese origins of the set – and titles include "Yardbird Suite", "Lover Man", "I Remember You", "Sophisticated Lady", and "Prelude To A Kiss". CD

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Dirk HamiltonYou Can Sing On The Left Or Bark On The Right ... CD
ABC/Universal (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $21.99
A record with a gimmicky title and cover, but a real overlooked gem from mid 70s ABC Records – handled with sublime care in the studio from producer Gary Katz, engineer Roger Nichols, and a host of session players who worked on some of the Steely Dan records of the time! Yet Dirk Hamilton's approach here is quite different than some of the smoother projects of the period – as the singer's got a nice sort of rasp to his style that would have been right at home in a redneck rock mode, but which really sounds even better, and a lot more unique here – alongside these perfect instrumental flourishes that underscore his vocals in just the right way – never overwhelming them, but giving them the sort of direction that really knocks the record out of the park. All tunes are originals, and really beautifully penned in this sophisticated, post-Dylan mode – on titles that include "She Don't Squash Bugs", "Little Big Time Man", "Wasn't That One Night Good", "The Sweet Forever", "Waterfall", and "When She Kiss Ya Like She Love". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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✨✧ Herbie HancockBlow-Up – Original Soundtrack ... LP
MGM, Mid 60s. Very Good- ... $18.99
An amazing little record – not only a fab 60s soundtrack, but a rare non-Blue Note 60s album by Herbie Hancock! The set was recorded for the film Blow Up – an incredibly dark thriller by Michaelangelo Antonioni, set in swinging London of the 60s, which provided a very groovy backdrop for Herbie's score! The tunes get plenty groovy on this set – dancing out with a combination of fast rhythms, nice piano and organ, and some of the jazzy flourishes you'd expect from a Quincy Jones soundtrack of similar vintage. The Yardbirds also make an appearance on the cut "Stroll On" – which features in one of the best scenes in the film – and other Herbie Hancock tracks include "The Thief", "Verushka", "The Naked Camera", "Bring Down The Birds", "The Kiss", and "The Bed". LP, Vinyl record album
( Bla mono pressing. Cover has light wear and a name in marker on the back.)

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Johnny HartmanI Just Dropped By To Say Hello (180 gram pressing – with download) ... LP
Impulse (Germany), 1963. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $23.99
A beautiful album of dark-hued vocals – sung by Johnny Hartman with a quality that's as smokey as the image of him with a cigarette on the cover! The album set a whole new standard for male vocal jazz in the 60s – and is a distillation and refinement of earlier ideas in music by Billy Eckstine, taken down to more personal and fluid levels by Hartman – and recorded here with great small group baking that includes Illinois Jacquet on tenor, Kenny Burrell on guitar, Milt Hinton on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums. The vibe is very mellow, but never sloppy or sleepy – and titles include "Charade", "In The Wee Small Hours", "Stairway To the Stars", "Kiss & Run", "Our Time", "Don't You Know I Care", "If I'm Lucky", and "Don't Call It Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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Phyllis HymanSomewhere In My Lifetime (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Arista/Cherry Red (UK), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99
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 features some great bonus tracks too – including "Love Is Free", "Sing A Song", "Sweet Music", "Kiss You All Over (12" mix)", and "So Strange (12" mix)". CD

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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
Also available One By One/Riding High ... CD 8.99
 
 
 



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