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✨✧ KakoPuerto Rican All-Stars Featuring Kako ... LP
Alegre, Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A smoking descarga session from the 60s – one of the best albums ever by percussionist Kako! The album explodes with wonderful jazzy playing, and features 4 very long tracks that are stuffed with great solo work on piano and sax – bubbling over in heavy percussive excitement, with the best Latin jam session feel of the 60s! Tracks include "Descarga En Puerto Rico", "Abaniguito", "La Tombola", and "El Pollo" – and the whole thing's stormin' – a must-have album in any book! LP, Vinyl record album

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Gunter Kallmann ChoirKallman Choir Originals Vol 2 – Serenade Am Meer/Schneewalzer ... CD
Polydor/Verve (Germany), Late 60s. New Copy ... $4.99
A full album from the classic Gunter Kallman Choir – plus a host of rare singles from the 60s! Serenade Am Meer serves up the kind of sound that made the Kallman Choir a legend on the German easy scene of the 60s – a blend of four female and three male voices, set to lilting arrangements from Werner Twardy – often moving in ways that hardly disturbs the vocals at all, and instead lets the group's harmonies dominate the music with a nicely lush vibe! There's bits of strings, chimes, and accordion in the instrumentation – but the main focus is on the vocals, on tunes that include "Capri Fischer", "La Mer", "Seemann", "Poeme", "Lili Marleen", "Gluhwurmchen", "Alte Muhlen Junge Herzen", and "Wenn Wir Heut Auseinandergeh'n". CD also features 13 more tracks from assorted late 60s Polydor singles by the group – with representations of pic sleeves inside – and music that's often a bit more towards the groovy or pop sound of the group! Some tunes are remakes of American hits, redone as vocal group tracks with the Kallman vibe – others are original German tracks – and titles include "All'Deine Liebe", "Scheewalzer", "Rosen Fur Elisabeth", "Brot Und Butter", "Dear Heart", and "Alles Versteh'n Heisst Alles Verzeih'n". CD

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Kimiko KasaiNew Pastel ... CD
Columbia/Sony (Japan), 1984. New Copy ... $13.99
Fantastic work from Japanese jazz singer Kimiko Kasai – an artist who's always full of surprises, but who still really surprised us with this set! The album's got a great blend of jazz and soul – maybe a bit like Randy Crawford in her early years – with sharp fusion instrumentation in the background, and Kimiko's English language vocals up front in the mix – all handled at a level that's tight, but never too commercial – probably partly because the album was never intended for a US market, where it might have gotten overproduced! Instrumentation is mostly by Japanese players – not the usual mix of US fusion giants with a Japanese vocalist – and titles include "Chameleon", "Give Me Your Heart Tonight", "So In Love", "Lullaby Of LA", "You Take My Breath Away", and "Louisiana Sunday Afternoon". CD
(Part of the great AOR City series from Japan!)

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Fred KatzSoulo Cello – Fred Katz & His Music ... LP
Decca, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $14.99
Not really a set of solo cello work, but one of the rare few albums made by Fred Katz as a leader – right around the time he was making big waves with Chico Hamilton! The cello's definitely in the lead here – both plucked and bowed by Fred – and other players are likely LA suspects, and include Paul Horn and Buddy Collette on reeds, John Pisano on guitar, and Calvin Jackson on piano – plus percussion "played by a prominent jazz drummer and group leader" – who we can only assume is Chico! The sound of these tunes is a bit different than the material Katz cut with Hamilton – almost lighter and more lively at points, but a bit bluer-toned at others. Titles include "Satori", "Country Gardens", "The Toy That Never Was", "Intermezzo", "Come With Me", and "Lament Of The Oracles". LP, Vinyl record album
(Small maroon label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split top seam.)

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Keane BrothersTaking Off ... LP
ABC, 1979. Very Good+ ... $8.99
A great album of blue-eyed soul from the end of the 70s – produced by Lamont Dozier, with a sweet and smooth modern feel! The style here is quite similar to Lamont's own records, except for the fact that the Keane Brothers have a vocal style that's not as rough as Lamont – sweeping easily over the warm and bubbling arrangements of the set with a polished LA kind of groove. Very nice stuff, and one that you might pass up – but which will fit perfectly in any collection of 70s modern. Titles include "Taking Off", "Is Love Not Enough", "One Thing On My Mind", "You're Running Away", "Contract On Love", "Rain Or Shine", and "I Wanna Be Where You Are". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear & a promo stamp.)

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Bob KeeneSolo For Seven ... LP
Andex, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $7.99
A very cool lost west coast session – recorded by clarinetist Bob Keene, who also went onto become the head of the Del-Fi label, and a very rich man! Keene's surprisingly great hear in a a jazz group, and he's managed to put together a combo that swings in the best LA chamber jazz mode – nice and lightly, and with very good instrumental interplay. Players include Pepper Adams, Red Norvo, Paul Moer, Red Mitchell, and Shelly Manne – and they might have something to do with the quality of the record! Titles include "Soft Winds", "I Hear Music", "Anna", "Solo", and "A Lonesome Cup Of Coffee". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original red label pressing.)

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✨✧ Rickey KellyMy Kind Of Music ... LP
Los Angeles Phonograph, 1979. Near Mint- ... $28.99
A very hip one from this sweet LA vibist – recorded with Diane Reeves on vocals on one track – plus Adele Sebastian on flute, Charles Owens on reeds, Dwight Dickerson on piano, and Billy Higgins on drums! Titles include "The Ark", "Dream Dance", "Masai", and "Danakil Warrior". LP, Vinyl record album
(A great copy! New Note pressing.)

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✨✧ BB KingMr Blues ... LP
ABC, 1963. Very Good+ ... $14.99
BB King's soaring debut LP for ABC Records – a mix of grand numbers that find the legendary BB backed up in surprisingly soulful orchestra settings culled from bicoastal sessions in LA and NYC! BB King has a signature style that's pretty strongly rooted in homespun, truthspeaking rhythm & blues – and the strings, saxes and rich arrangements with the Belford Hendricks Orchestra, Maxwell Davis Orchestra, and Teacho Wiltshire Orchestra – captured in '62 and '63 – are just a step or two away from the groove that cats like Bobby Bland were working at the time. Sweet stuff from a true King! Titles include "Young Dreamers", "Be Myself", "Chains Of Love", "Blues At Midnight", "Sneakin' Around", "Tomorrow Night", "My Baby's Comin' Home", "Guess Who?", "You Ask Me", "I'm Gonna Sit In 'Til You Give In". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a small cutout hole. Second 60s pressing.)

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Freddie KingTexas Cannonball ... CD
Shelter, 1972. Used ... $5.99
Freddie King's Texas blues get a little bit of an LA funk touch to them on this LP recorded for Leon Thomas' Shelter label. Leon plays piano on the session, and produced it – and the tracks include "You Was Wrong", "Can't Trust Your Neighbor", "The Sky Is Crying", "I'd Rather Be Blind", and "Me and My Guitar". CD

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King PleasureKing Pleasure (aka Golden Days) ... LP
Hi Fi/Everest, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Beautiful beautiful record, and still one of the greatest jazz vocal albums ever made. The great King Pleasure sings in a raspy vocalese style similar to Jon Hendricks or Eddie Jefferson, but with a sense of warmth and delivery that the two of them never seem to reach. The set list here features a stellar batch of tracks with lyrics by Pleasure, including "The New Symphony Sid", "No, Not Much", "Parker's Mood", and "Golden Days". There's some great accompaniment by LA hard bop players like Teddy Edwards, Gerald Wiggins, and Harold Land, and the whole set sparkles with imagination and warmth. Plus, the liner notes include a cool set of notes about Pleasure's crazy philosophy called Planetism. Wild stuff! LP, Vinyl record album

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KinksArthur – Or The Decline & Fall Of The British Empire ... CD
Reprise, 1969. Used ... $3.99
Originally recorded for a TV special in 1969 – but one of the Kinks' greatest albums ever! The semi-concept album traces the woes, worries, and hopes of a British family, as one half is on the verge of emigration to Australia. The work comes out of the sort of songwriting that Ray Davies had been perfecting on albums like Village Green and Something Else – but the overall style is more sophisticated, yet not nearly as self-indulgent as some of the 70s concept clunkers. Instead, the songs are brilliantly tight, and stand on their own well past the concept of the original album. Titles include "Victoria", "Brainwashed", "Australia", "Shangri-La", "Mr. Churchill Says", and "Yes Sir, No Sir". CD

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Dadisi KomolafeHassan's Walk ... CD
Nimbus, 1983. New Copy ... $9.99
A soul jazz treasure from the LA scene of the early 80s – a fantastic record that we'd rank with the best Strata East sides of the time! The group's led by alto saxophonist Dadisi Komolafe, and features vibes by Ricky Kelly, piano by Eric Tillman, bass by Roberto Miranda, and drums by Sunship Theus – all working together in a style that's infused with soulful, post-Coltrane exploratory energy, never going too far outside, and always staying true to the rhythmic pulse at its core. Kelly's vibes are really great – sparkling underneath solos by Komolafe that remind us a lot of Gary Bartz's earliest work – and titles include "Calvary", "Speak No Evil", and "Hassan's Walk". CD
(Comes in a slim sleeve.)

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Toshinori Kondo & Tristan HonsingerThis, That & The Other ... CD
Basic, 1980. Used ... $4.99
All of the tracks were composed by cellist Tristan Honsinger and he is joined by Kondo on trumpet, electronics and vocals, Sean Bergin on saxes, Tiziana Simona on vocals, Michael Moore on clarinet, Steve Noble on drums and Jean Jacques Avenel on bass. Tracks include "Talk", "La Strada", "Cello & Kondo", "Television/Pineapplesass", "Crazy", "Kate's Back" and "Jack's Field". CD
(Out of print.)

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Edmony Krater Et ZepissTijan Pou Velo (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 1988. Used ... $6.99
An unusual blend of jazz, fusion, and gwo ka rhythms from Guadelopue – served up here in a classic album from trumpeter Edmony Krater! Krater blows some beautiful solos on the record – a bit like Don Cherry in some of his more globally-oriented projects – but the overall approach is more rhythmic, and tied together by keyboards and basslines, which are then offset by rootsier percussion elements that trace back to the earlier days of the genre – while Edmony and his compatriots continue to inflect some modern touches over the top! The group's got some sweet guitar lines from Freddy Tisseur, whose playing nicely skirts both sides of this sound – and titles include "Crepuscule", "Tijan", "Gwadloup", "Chimin Spirit", and "Occitan Dance". CD features two bonus tracks – "Rime A La Vi" and "Sonje Pa Plere". CD

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Charles KynardCharles Kynard ... CD
Mainstream/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $13.99
A great album from organist Charles Kynard – one of his best that wasn't issued on Prestige! This is one of the funky jazz LPs on Mainstream that really hits a nice groove, with Bob Shad's crisp production dovetailing with Kynard's jazz funk sensibilities just right – not too slick or uptight at all! Kynard's backed here by a nice little LA combo that includes Carol Kaye on bass, King Errison on conga, and Ernie Watts on tenor – all players who relax nicely into the groove, and let Charles hit a sweetly gliding sort of line on the Hammond. The overall groove is similar to his earlier Prestige soul jazz classic Reelin' With The Feelin – but with shorter, tighter tracks, and more emphasis on the funk side, which is what we love to hear! Titles include "She", "Nightwood", "Grits", "El Toro Poo Poo", "Greeze", and "Greens". CD

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LabelleLabelle – The Anthology ... CD (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $15.99
A wonderfully-done look at the legendary soul trio Labelle – plus solo work as well! The collection doesn't feature the full range of Labelle's music – you might need a box set for that – but it does pick up the group when they really hit their stride on RCA in the early 70s – when the trio of Patti Labelle, Nona Hendryx, and Sarah Dash were serving up a completely righteous blend of funk and soul! Gone are the more fragile harmonies of their 60s work – and in their place is a confident, badass approach that really let the vocals of the three women soar in a wonderful way. The set features ten tracks from these years – a good number of which were produced by Allen Toussaint – plus 26 more from the solo albums by the group members from the same time. Labelle titles include "Nightbird", "Lady Marmalade", "Are You Lonely", "What Can I Do For You (single)", "Isn't It A Shame", "Who's Watching The Watcher", "Messin With My Mind (single)", and "Something In The Air/The Revolution Will Not Be Televised". Sarah Dash sings "Sinner Man", "Leaving Again", "Oo La La too Soon", "Candy From Your Baby", and "I Can't Believe". Nona Hendryx sings "Casanova", "King Of Hearts", "You're The Only One I Ever Needed", "B-Boys (single)", "To The Bone", "I Sweat (single)", "Keep It Confidential (single)", and "Transformation (single)". Patti Labelle sings "Music Is My Way Of Life", "Teach Me Tonight", "Joy To Have Your Love (single)", "Love & Learn", "My Best Was Good Enough", "Release", "It's Alright With Me (single)", "Little Girls (single)", and "I Don't Go Shopping". CD

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Bill LabountyRain In My Life ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $13.99
Bill LaBounty's got an odd sort of look on the cover – but then again, Bill LaBounty's always been one of the odder figures in AOR! The man's a great sort of songwriter, and can come across with a soulful slink that's maybe not what you'd expect from his image on the front – a quality that, at the start of the 70s, might have been more fit to a Muscle Shoals mode, but which here maybe sparkles even more with some sweet LA studio work! As with the best of the overlooked AOR work from the period, there's an understated quality to the record that really comes as a surprise – especially when Bill himself is really bringing a soulful spin to the vocals, but never trying to fool anyone into thinking he's something he's not. Titles include "Trail To Your Heart", "Isn't It A Cry", "Drops Of Water", "Sometimes Love Songs Make My Cry", "What About You", "Clap Me In Irons", and "To Hear The Band". CD
(Part of the great AOR City series from Japan!)

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Francis LaiCinema (3CD set) ... CD
Play Time (France), 1960s/1970s/1980s. Used 3CD ... $12.99
He's got shaggy long hair on the cover, but we still love him anyway – and honestly, Francis Lai may well be one of our favorite soundtrack composers ever! Sure, the guy hit early fame for his soundtrack to A Man & A Woman, but as this big box set will attest, he had a genius career that lasted years – scoring films famously for French director Claude Lelouch, as well as a host of other screen efforts that are showcased here! The box includes many great recordings never issued on CD before – and is a great companion to other Lelouch-heavy collections of Lai's work showing his ability to go beyond famous themes, and hit a rich array of great sounds through the 70s and early 80s. In addition to two CDs of instrumental music, mostly from the three decades of Lai's career, the package also features one more CD of vocal numbers by Nicole Croisille – the singer who really made some of his best themes shine. Includes work from the films The Games, Hannibal Brooks, L'Odeur Des Fauves, Le Petit Matin, Un Amour De Pluie, Le Cinema De Minuit, Le Petit Poucet, Le Bon Et Les Mechants, Child Under A Leaf, Bilitis, Bonjour La Trois, Madame Claude 2, Les Yeux Noirs, Bernadette, Le Passager De La Pluie, and many more. Croisille sings versions of "Le Passager De La Pluie", "Images", "Un Deuxieme Amour", "Vivre Pour Vivre", "Il Y Avait", and "Avant Toi". CD

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Francis LaiClaude Leloche & Francis Lai – L'Integrale ... CD
Play Time (France), Late 60s/1970s/1980s. Used 2CD ... $18.99
One of the greatest pairings of a soundtrack composer and film director we could ever think of – the beautiful sounds of Francis Lai, matched with the brilliant images of Claude Lelouch! Most folks know the pair best for their famous collaboration on the film Un Homme Et Une Femme (A Man & A Woman) – but although later project never reached the same sort of global fame, Lai and Lelouch worked together for many years – creating films that were as beautiful musically as they were visually! This box brings together most of the best moments from the Lai/Lelouch collaborations – some famous, but lots more pretty darn obscure – a wealth of wonderful sounds from movies that include Mariage, Toute Une Vie, L'Aventure C'Est L'Aventure, Le Voyou, Smic Smac Smoc, Un Homme Qui Me Plait, Vivre Pour Vivre, La Vie L'Amor La Mort, La Bonne Annee, Treize Jours En France, Robert Et Robert, Ces Amours-La, Le Courage D'Aimer, Les Uns Et Les Autres, Edith Et Marcel, and many others! 41 tracks on 2CDs, packaged in a very nice box! CD
(Out of print.)

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Francis LaiLe Bon Et Les Mechants ... CD
Mantra (France), Early 70s. Used ... $6.99
A classic Francis Lai score for this Claude Lelouch period film that starred Jacques Dutronc and Marlen Jobert – set in pre and post-war Paris, and featuring a variety of historical themes intertwined with the usual Lai touches! There's some nice 70s touches to the production and arrangements – making for some warm piano lines that recall some of Lai's more famous romantic scores of the decade – and titles include "Le Bon Et Les Mechants", "Made In USA", "Rosleand Rose", "Remembering", "La Boule Rouge", "Remembering 1945", and "Nostalgia". CD
(Out of print.)

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