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Charles KynardWhere It's At! ... LP
Pacific Jazz, Early 60s. Good+ ... $9.99
Rare session by the LA organ player Charles Kynard! Kynard's one of our favorite talents on the keys, and the set's made even better by the presence of tenorist Clifford Scott, who's cutting one of his few jazz sessions here away from the Bill Doggett group. The rest of the group features Howard Roberts on guitar and Milt Turner on drums, and the band burns nicely on tracks like "Smooth Sailing", "Where It's At", "Blue Greens & Beans", and "Sport's Lament". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red vinyl pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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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 LaiBandes Original Anthology (7CD set) ... CD
Play Time (France), Late 60s/1970s/1980s. New Copy 7 CDs ... $29.99
A totally wonderful package – one that presents a number of full film sountracks by one of our favorite composers ever! We totally love the movie work of Francis Lai to death – and while a few of his big hits have come out on CD over the years, much of his music has been crucially overlooked by the reissue market – until now! This special set brings together a number of different scores we've been dying to see reissued over the years – most in that groovy blend of light melody, swinging orchestrations, and special French touches that Lai first gave the world in his music for A Man & A Woman. That soundtrack's not on here, but the set does feature other projects with director Claude Lelouch – as well as music for films by directors Rene Clement, Henri Verneuil, David Hamilton, Toru Murakawa, Tony Navarro, and Jean-Claude Brialy. 7CDs in all, most with at least two soundtracks – with film music from Un Amor De Pluie, Le Corps De Mon Ennemi, L'Aventure C'Est L'Aventure, Le Voyou, Saga D'Une Femme Sacree, La Course Du Lievre A Travers Les Champs, La Baby Sitter, Un Homme Qui Me Plait, Itineraire D'Un Envant Gate, Bilitis, Widow's Nest, and Salud On T'Aime. CD

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Francis LaiRobert Et Robert ... LP
Warner (France), Mid 70s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
A wonderful soundtrack to this overlooked Claude Lelouch film from the mid 70s – a sweet and sentimental comedy that's supported by a tremendous score from the great Francis Lai! Lai's working here in an evocative style that's almost a blend of his work on Vivre Pour Vivre and Passager De La Pluie – spare overall, but with warm themes that bubble forth and slowly unfold like beautiful little flowers. Lai himself sings vocals on the title track, and his rough faltering vocals are always a treat to our ears. Titles include "Robert Et Robert", "L'Ami C'est Mieux Que Rien", "En Taxi", "Au Bal", "A Waterloo", and "L'Ami Au Live-Show". LP, Vinyl record album

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Francis LaiUn Homme Qui Me Plait (Love Is A Funny Thing) (Japanese pressing) ... LP
United Artists (France), 1970. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $11.99
One of Francis Lai's more successful soundtracks, written shortly after his legendary work on Un Homme et Une Femme and Vivre Pour Vivre. The theme of the film is one of Lai's most instantly recognized ones, and it's served up here in a number of different versions with spare haunting keyboards. The rest of the score's a mix of spare moody electric tracks and sweeping orchestral ones with a great rush of emotion. Titles include "Un Homme Qui Me Plait", "Concerto Pour La Fin D'Un Amour", "Las Vegas Circus Ballet", and "Les Filles En Cage". LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice Japanese gatefold pressing! Cover has some light age stains on one side.)

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✨✧ LakesideUntouchables ... LP
Solar, 1983. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $4.99
Classic LA G-funk, in the best Solar mode, and with a pronounced Cameo influence. The funk is still pretty strong, but the sound's a little smoother than on earlier albums. Tracks include "Real Love", "Untouchable", "So Let's Love", "Turn The Music Up", and "Raid". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve.)

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✨✧ LakesideYour Wish Is My Command ... LP
Solar, 1981. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $4.99
Great stuff from the glory days of the LA bass-pedal funk era! The tracks manage to mix an 80s groove and soul without sounding cloying, and the band's vocals are always better than we remember them – with a strong harmony sound in the best moments that keeps things real. Tracks include "Your Wish Is My Command", "The Urban Man", "I'll Be Standing By", "Special", and "Magic Moments". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Latin Percussion Jazz EnsembleLive At The Montreux Jazz Festival 1980 ... LP
Latin Percussion Ventures, 1980. Very Good ... $19.99
The Latin Percussion posse hits the Montreux Jazz Festival – in a sweet little set that offers up a live take on the label's hard-hitting sound! The group's a stripped-down combo that features Tito Puente and Patato Valdez on lead percussion, with backing by a trio of younger players that includes Jorge Dalto on piano, Michael Vinas on bass, and Alfredo De La Fe on violin – all cooking players who really help Tito and Patato hit some great grooves on the set! All tunes are nice and long, with lots of room to jam – and titles include "Pare Cochero", "Almendra", "Bacalao Con Pan", and a great version of Clare Fisher's "Morning". LP, Vinyl record album

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Latin SoulsBoogaloo & Shingaling ... LP
Kapp, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
One of the grooviest groups of the Latin Soul scene – but they'd have to be, given their name! The Latin Souls are a vocal group with a really soulful feel – a great link between the earlier harmony sounds that were bubbling under in Spanish Harlem, and some of the hipper rhythms that were hitting the scene in the late 60s – particularly the two dance modes pushed strongly in the title of the record! Many of the cuts have a nicely dark undercurrent – a bit like the best work of Ralph Robles – but the harmonies give the record a somewhat more sincere feel too, with echoes of Joe Bataan in the mix. The whole thing's great – with production from Pancho Cristal that's right up there with his other great Latin sides of the 60s. Titles include "Guajira Controversial", "Que Va", "Hey Lulu!", "The Party Is Over", "Place In the Sun", "La Banda", and the slammin' "Latin Souls Descarga"! LP, Vinyl record album

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Hector LavoeComedia ... CD
Fania, 1978. New Copy ... $12.99
A hokey cover but a really classic album from Hector Lavoe – one of his biggest records of the 70s, and a great mix of modes that showcases the full range of his talents! The standout number here is the 10 minute groover "El Cantate" – a driving salsa tune penned by Ruben Blades, and performed here with some great arrangements by Willie Colon, who also produced the whole record. Other tracks mix together the same sort of grooves from "El Cantate" with some mellower more introspective moments – tunes that really have Lavoe shining as one of the most mature and compelling singers in Latin music at the time. Titles include "Bandolera", "Porque Te Conoci", "Songoro Cosongo", "La Verdad", and "El Cantante". CD
(Remastered from the original analog master tapes!)

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Pedro Laza Y Sus Pelayeros Rito EsclavoRito Esclavo (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Discos Fuentes/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1961. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99
If a cover was enough, we'd already love this record – but fortunately the music's even better than the image on the front – which makes the whole thing a stone cold winner! The album's a great early example of the fresh, raw sound that was coming out of Colombia at the start of the 60s – a new take on the Latin styles of Havana, served up with maybe a bit stronger emphasis on rhythm, and an instrumental approach that was almost always more concerned with sounding raw than sweet! The percussion is great, the horns are nice and sharp, and the instrumental set is bursting with energy – on upbeat tracks that include "El Chupaflor", "La Mafafa", "Roberto Ruiz", "Rito Esclavo", "La Varita De Cana", "La Mano Descompuesta", and "Lamento Guajiro". LP, Vinyl record album

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Mike LeDonne & The Groover QuartetThat Feelin ... CD
High Note, 2016. New Copy ... $11.99 16.99
There's a real sense of collaborative joy in the image on the cover here – and that vibe really comes through in the energy of the Groover Quartet of organist Mike LeDonne – a fantastic combo that brings together the tenor of Eric Alexander, guitar of Peter Bernstein, and drums of Joe Farnsworth – plus some guest work on alto from Vincent Herring on a few tracks too! Alexander cut his teeth in the group of Charles Earland on Chicago, and he's really on fire here next to Mike's soaring work on the B-3 – in a flurry of soulful sounds that are further embellished by the great sense of tone that Bernstein brings to his guitar – driven forward by LeDonne's basswork on the Hammond, and the always rock-solid drums of Farnsworth. Titles include "Sweet Papa Lou", "That Feeling", "La La Means I Love You", "I'd Never Change A Thing About You", "At Last", and "This Will Be An Everlasting Love". CD

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Raymond LefevreJo/Les Grandes Vacances ... CD
Play Time (France), 1967/1971. New Copy ... $12.99
Wonderfully playful sounds from composer Raymond Lefevre – penned for two French comedies that starred the legendary Louis De Funes! First up is Jo – a soundtrack that has some very groovy, very swinging action moments – stepping out like the best 60s spy sorts of sounds you might hear from the US – and arguably even better than most of Lefevre's other work! Other numbers have more whimsy – the kind of lighter themes that always suit De Funes' action on screen well – and these are interspersed with the driving tracks for a nice sense of balance. Titles include "Brisebard", "Jo", "Inspecteur Ducros", "Antoine Et Sylvie", "Un Certain Monsieur Jo", and "Antoine S'Agite". Les Grandes Vacances has a feel that's a bit more 60s standard comedy – larger orchestrations that often burst out with leaner modes at key times – a bit like the sorts of sounds you'd hear on one of Eric Rogers' scores for the Carry On films. Titles include "Castagne Et Musette", "Feu De Camp", "English Dinner", "Jeune Fille Au Pair", and "Cauchemar Pop". CD features three bonus tracks too – including themes from "La Maison De Campagne" and "Un Drole De Colonel". CD

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Michel LegrandLegrand Ecran ... LP
Bell (France), 1973. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Hard-to-find work by Michel Legrand – screen themes for films that include Maison De Poupee, Le Feux De La Chandeleur, Le Gang Des Otages, L'Impossible Objet, La Vielle Fille, Les Maries De L'An 2, and Un Homme Est Mort! LP, Vinyl record album

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Michel LegrandI Love Paris (Embassy) ... LP
Columbia, 1954. Near Mint- ... $2.99
A sparkling postwar musical fantasy of Paris – one made up of a host of famous themes from French pop music of the 20th century, all set to lush string arrangements by a young Michel Legrand! The album's not as upbeat or jazzy as some of Legrand's later soundtrack work, but it's got a wonderful quality all its own – a warmly romantic vision of a Paris that was still putting the pieces back together less than a decade after WWII, presented in a way that glosses sweet sounds over darker corners with a vaguely eerie feel. The record instantly made Legrand an international favorite, and features 12 tracks that include "Mademoiselle De Paris", "The Last Time I Saw Paris", "Paris Canaille", "Autumn Leaves", "A Paris", "La Vie En Rose", "Under Paris Skies", and "April In Paris". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Italian pressing.)

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✨✧ Michel LegrandLes Demoiselles De Rochefort (Young Girls of Rochefort) (5CD set) ... CD
Universal (France), 1966. New Copy ... About September 10, 2017
One of our favorite soundtracks ever – a jazzy swinging ode to love found and love lost – all penned by the legendary Michel Legrand! The work was composed in collaboration with director Jacques Demy for his 1966 film of the same name – and, like the previous Demy/Legrand collaboration, Umbrellas Of Cherbourg, the movie's a story in song – one that has much of the dialogue presented as sung lyrics to the tunes. The mode takes off from a Hollywood musical style, and pushes the genre into territory that's much hipper, very French, and with a soaring approach that's filled with plenty of mod 60s jazz grooves. Legrand's genius has never sparkled so brightly – and his ability to interweave different themes, stories, and grooves is simply amazing! This double-length set presents the expanded original score – with many songs that were not on the original single version of the soundtrack, plus key bits of dialogue to help transition the tunes. Titles include "Chanson Des Jumelles", "Chanson De Delphine", "Nous Voyageons De Ville En Ville", "Chanson D'Andy", "La Femme Coupee En Morceaux", and "Marins Amis Amants Ou Maris". Plus, this 2 CD version of the score includes 9 extra bonus cuts – including 5 from the "orchestral version" of the score, plus some other instrumental jazz versions by Michel Legrand! The whole package is great, and the booklet's filled with nice photos from the very groovy movie. A treasure, and one that we're extremely happy to be stocking! CD

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Michel LegrandMichel Legrand Et Ses Amis ... CD
Sony (Japan), 2017. New Copy ... $28.99
Wonderful work from Michel Legrand – the French composer, musician, and singer who first rose to fame in the 50s – and has managed to keep his creativity flowing strongly over the decades! This set is exactly what's promised by the title and cover – an album that features Legrand playing piano and handling arrangements for a variety of guest singers young and old – a very vibrant array of different French singers, whose shifting presence really illustrates the continued warmth of Michel's music. Singers include Muriel Robin, Thomas Dutronc, Maurane, Charles Aznavour, Brigitte, Lambert Wilson, Emilie Claire Barlow, and Christophe Willem – and Legrand himself sings on one track too. Titles include "Paris Violon", "Alcatraz", "L'Adieu", "Ca Va Ca Va", "La Valse Des Lilas", "Nous Voyageons De Ville En Ville", "Quand Tu Reviendras", and "La Chanson De Maxence". CD
(Blu-spec CD2 pressing!)

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✨✧ John LennonWalls & Bridges ... LP
Apple, 1974. Sealed Gatefold ... $19.99
John Lennon's fabled "Lost Weekend" LP, self produced and another kinda strange mix of weighty material and messy fun composed, produced and recorded in LA while he was estranged from Yoko! Includes some meditations on love and loss, unpretentious horn accented rock & roll tunes and combinations of the two – with a spiritual restlessness underlying even the more straightforward numbers. Includes the rave up "Whatever Gets You Through The Night" with Elton John, the alluring "#9 Dream", "Old Dirt Road", "Bless You", "Steel And Glass", "Ya Ya", "Going Down On Love" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram EU pressing.)

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Les ParisiennesLes Parisiennes Et Claude Bolling ... CD
Mercury (France), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $9.99
A set of music that's as groovy as you'd expect from the look of the cover – a quartet of French female singers, all working with legendary jazz arranger Claude Bolling – on work that's quite an unusual mix of modes! At some level, the quartet format makes for a jaunty approach to female French pop – with all the vocals coming together, to serve up the lyrics with lot of force! But Bolling also adds in some unusual inflections to the styles – sometimes a bit of trad jazz, but with a 60s mod spin – sometimes groovier, with a sweet Paris swing – over the course of some very cool material. CD features 19 tracks in all – and titles include "L'Oiseau Rare", "Les Parisiennes", "Java", "Jimmy brown", "L'Amerique Ca N'Est Pas Le Perou", "L'Argent Ne Fait Pas Le Bonheur", "Le Tunnel Sous La Manche", and "Le 30 Fevrier". CD

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Linda LewisFathoms Deep ... LP
Reprise, 1973. Very Good ... $16.99
A wonderful album from Linda Lewis – certainly one of her best from the early days, and a completely captivating mixture of soul, jazz, and rock that sparkles like Minnie Riperton's best work from the time! The album's got a sweet LA sound – with Linda's great vocals up front in the mix, and lots of nice touches on acoustic guitar, almost foreshadowing the later work Sheree Brown with some nicely jazzy undercurrents! Lewis' sound here is great – very unique, warm and sweet, with a quality that really makes her stand out from other artists of her generation. Tracks include "Lullabye", "Fathoms Deep", "I'm In Love Again", "Play Around", "Wise Eyes", "On The Stage", and "Goodbye Joanna". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, including the insert. Cover has some wear.)
 
 
 



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