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Charlie Palmieri and his Duboney OrchestraTengo Maquina y Voya 60 ... LP
Alegre, Early 60s. Very Good ... $54.99
Hard to find Charlie Palmieri classic. One of his tight early albums with his Duboney Orchestra, and vocals by Victor Velazquez. Tracks include the mambos "Tengo Maquina Y Voy A Sesenta" and "La Timba Es Mia", plus a few guaguancos and "Son Sasonao", a son montuno. Groovy cover, with a photo of Charlie in a paper car! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original black label pressing! Cover has a cutout hole, some splitting on the spine, and some light wear – but this is a pretty nice copy overall.)

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ParadeParade ... CD
A&M (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $13.99
Sunshine Pop genius from The Parade – a wonderfully groovy LA trio that included Murray MacLeod of Roger Nichols & The Small Circle Of Friends! The Parade works with a sound that's very similar to Nichols' classic group – a sing-song blend of harmony pop vocals that's completely sublime, and which is carried off to perfection in all aspects of the recording. The sound's slightly different, as The Parade is a trio of all male voices, compared to the one gal and two guys in Small Circle Of Friends – but there's definitely a post-folk mode here that's sweetened heavily with LA Sunshine, and presented with a charming quality all the way through – way different than most mainstream pop of the time. Production is by group member Jerry Riopelle, a former staff member for Phil Spector – and titles include "Sunshine Girl", "She Sleeps Alone", "Lovers", "The Radio Song", "Kinda Wasted Without You", "AC/DC", "Frog Prince", "I Can See Love", and "Laughin Lady". CD

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Rahsaan PattersonLive At The Belasco (DVD) ... DVD
Mack Avenue, 2014. New Copy ... $8.99 9.98
The musical charms of Rahsaan Patterson get a great visual showcase here – during a sweet live set recorded at LA's Belasco Theater – with guest appearances from Lalah Hathaway and Shanice Wilson too! Patterson's a heck of a showman – with a vibrancy that's maybe even stronger than some of his recent studio albums – and the tracks stretch out nicely, with a relaxed quality that's different than those records too. Titles include "Burnin", "Crazy", "Spend The Night", "Can't We Wait A Minute", "Feels Good", and "Where You Are". DVD
(There is no indication, but we are assuming this is an NTSC format, Region 1 DVD.)

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Pearly Queen/Wild WindQuit Jivin' – A Funk Anthology ... CD
Sound Triangle/Essential, Early 70s. New Copy ... $13.99 16.98
2 bands with silly names, but amazing grooves – all very much in the Chicano funk mode – making the CD an essential one if you dig Latinized soul of the early 70s! Both groups hailed from Miami, and follow firmly in the style of Coke – another Miami funk group from the time who've been a huge favorite amongst the beathead crowd. Pearly Queen's 11 tunes on the set have some really great guitar riffing – wailing away in a heavy mode that's certainly got a trace of rock, but which is much more in the style of some of our favorite funky 45s! Wild Wind follow up the groove with some fuller-sounding tracks – often done in a magnificent blend of bass, percussion, guitar, and organ that's clearly inspired by the LA scene, but which has some unique elements of southern funk! The set's got 20 tracks in all, and is a great introduction to these two wonderful groups. Titles by Pearly Queen include "Quit Jivin", "Move On", "Super Star", "Jungle Walk", and "To Be With You" – and titles by Wild Wind include "A Drink Or Two", "What We Can Do", "Make Your Move", and "I've Tried To Love You". Better notes and package than the previous reissue, too! CD

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✨✧ Teddy PendergrassLive Coast To Coast ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1979. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $3.99
Teddy Pendergrass follows up the style of Lou Rawls' double live album for Philly International – and goes for a very similar mix of modes that showcases all his charm and soulful spirit! The 2LP set features material recorded in both Philly and LA – with a fair bit of Teddy's working the audience along with the tunes. And as an added bonus, side 4 of the album also features radio interview material with Teddy, plus a few new studio tracks for the set – a nice addition, but one that also makes us wonder why, after 2 locations of live recording, they couldn't get together enough concert material for the record! Titles include "Life Is A Song Worth Singing", "Only You", "Turn Off The Lights", "Do Me", "Close The Door", "Come Go With Me", "Where Did All The Lovin Go", "Get UP Get Down Get Funky Get Loose", "When Somebody Loves You Back", "Shout & Scream", "It's You I Love", and "LA Rap". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeves.)

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Art Pepper & Conte CandoliMucho Calor ... CD
Andex/VSOP, 1958. New Copy ... $7.99 11.99
An amazing little set – one that's got a sound we could hardly expect! The album's a unique Latin jazz session that brings together some of the best talents of the west coast scene of the late 50s – one that features arrangements from Bill Holman, Benny Carter, and Art Pepper – making an unusual but remarkable appearance here in a Latin mode! The group's nicely stripped down with bongos by both Jack Costanzo and Mike Pacheco – plus drums by Chuck Flores, bass by Ben Tucker, and piano from Russ Freeman. But the real strength of the set is the horn players – including not just Pepper on alto, but also Conte Candoli on trumpet, and Bill Perkins on tenor – all coming together in tightly crafted head arrangements that swing around the rhythm wonderfully – then breaking out in short but sharp solos that really knock the socks off the session! The whole thing's totally great – and proof that the LA scene could cook with the best of them, given the right sort of setting. Titles include "Mucho Calor", "Vaya Hombre Vaya", "Pernod", "I Love You", and "Mambo De La Pinta". CD

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Laura Lee PerkinsDon't Wait Up – Juke Box Pearls ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
Some of the gutsiest girl rock we've ever heard from the 50s – sung by an artist who's got the vocal punch of Wanda Jackson, and the piano-playing fire of Jerry Lee Lewis! Laura Lee Perkins only cut a handful of singles for the Imperial label, but they're all stone smokers – and really deserve the extra-special treatment they get in this top-shelf package – one of the best in the Juke Box Pearls series from Bear Family! The CD features 14 killers that rank with some of the raunchiest female rock of the time – and the heavy booklet runs for over 40 pages, with lots of detailed notes on Laura's career, and the recording conditions of these gems. Titles include "Come On Baby", "Don't Wait Up", "Oh La Baby", "Mountain Dew", "Remember Me", "No One Will Ever Know", "My Babe", "You Don't Know", "Gonna Rock My Baby Tonight", and a strange cover of "I Enjoy Being A Girl". CD

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Charlie Persip & His Jazz StatesmenDouble Or Nothin ... CD
Liberty (Japan), 1957. Used ... $11.99
One of the few albums ever cut as a leader by crack drummer Charlie Persip – and a great record that you might have missed because Howard Rumsey's name is bigger on the cover than Charlie's! The album's one of Rumsey's "Lighthouse Series" sides of the 50s – but it's a lot harder-driving and more energy-filled than most of the other Lighthouse-related sides coming out of LA at the time. Half the record features Charlie's group – a set of east coasters that includes Lee Morgan, Benny Golson, and Wynton Kelly – and the other part features some of the players from that ensemble mixing it up with drummer Stan Levey and other LA talents that include Frank Rosolino, Conte Candoli, Bob Cooper, and others. In all, the album's a great meeting of east and west coast hardbop styles – with short driving tracks that include "Reggie Of Chester", "Celedia", "Moto", "The Champ", and "Wildwood". CD
(Includes obi.)

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Charlie Persip & His Jazz StatesmenDouble Or Nothin ... LP
Liberty, 1957. Very Good ... $11.99
One of the few albums ever cut as a leader by crack drummer Charlie Persip – and a great record that you might have missed because Howard Rumsey's name is bigger on the cover than Charlie's! The album's one of Rumsey's "Lighthouse Series" sides of the 50s – but it's a lot harder-driving and more energy-filled than most of the other Lighthouse-related sides coming out of LA at the time. Half the record features Charlie's group – a set of east coasters that includes Lee Morgan, Benny Golson, and Wynton Kelly – and the other part features some of the players from that ensemble mixing it up with drummer Stan Levey and other LA talents that include Frank Rosolino, Conte Candoli, Bob Cooper, and others. In all, the album's a great meeting of east and west coast hardbop styles – with short driving tracks that include "Reggie Of Chester", "Celedia", "Moto", "The Champ", and "Wildwood". LP, Vinyl record album
(Spanish pressing with teal label. Cover has mosture staining along the spine.)

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PharcydeBizarre Ride II The Pharcyde – Instrumentals ... LP
Delicious Vinyl/Traffic, 1992. Very Good (reissue)... $9.99
The group's high water mark, and one of the greatest hip hop albums of the era! Along with Del and the Souls Of Mischief, the Pharcyde were one of the few West Coast units to achieve any kind of widespread popularity using the uniquely loopy, funhouse kinda vibe of De La Soul, Black Sheep and Tribe Called Quest in their lighter moments. These are the official instrumentals – available on wax with a pic sleeve and everything! Features the classics "Passing Me By", "Soul Flower", "Ya Mama", "I'm That Type Of Ni@*a", "Officer", "4 Better Or 4 Worse", "Return Of The B-Boys", and lots more! LP, Vinyl record album

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Annie PhilippeSensationnel! – Ye Ye Bonbons 1965 to 1968 ... CD
Ace (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $14.99
Beautifully groovy work from mid 60s France – all by a singer who's every bit as great as France Gall, Francoise Hardy, or other French greats of the time – but not nearly as well known! This cool collection should correct that fact, as it finally gives worldwide exposure to this brilliant material from Annie Philippe – a bold-voiced female singer whose delivery of the songs is superb throughout – augmented by early arrangements from the likes of Jean-Claude Vannier, Paul Mauriat, Christian Gaubert, and others! Almost all the numbers have a romping quality that lives up to the "ye ye" promise of the title – but there's also a vibe that's deeper than throwaway pop, as Philippe manages to bring a lot of punch to the tunes without ever losing her cool – as you'll hear on tunes that include "pas De Taxi", "Pour La Gloire", "Plus Rien", "C'Est La Mode", "On M'A Toujours Dit", "Sensational Jeffry", "J'Ai Rate Mon Bac", "Un Petite Croix", "Le Mannequin", "Bonjour Bonsoir Et Au Revoir", and "J'Ai Tant De Peine". CD
Also available Sensationnel! – Ye Ye Bonbons 1965 to 1968 ... LP 19.99

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Annie PhilippeSensationnel! – Ye Ye Bonbons 1965 to 1968 ... LP
Ace (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $19.99
Beautifully groovy work from mid 60s France – all by a singer who's every bit as great as France Gall, Francoise Hardy, or other French greats of the time – but not nearly as well known! This cool collection should correct that fact, as it finally gives worldwide exposure to this brilliant material from Annie Philippe – a bold-voiced female singer whose delivery of the songs is superb throughout – augmented by early arrangements from the likes of Jean-Claude Vannier, Paul Mauriat, Christian Gaubert, and others! Almost all the numbers have a romping quality that lives up to the "ye ye" promise of the title – but there's also a vibe that's deeper than throwaway pop, as Philippe manages to bring a lot of punch to the tunes without ever losing her cool – as you'll hear on tunes that include "pas De Taxi", "Pour La Gloire", "Plus Rien", "C'Est La Mode", "On M'A Toujours Dit", "Sensational Jeffry", "J'Ai Rate Mon Bac", "Un Petite Croix", "Le Mannequin", "Bonjour Bonsoir Et Au Revoir", and "J'Ai Tant De Peine". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Sensationnel! – Ye Ye Bonbons 1965 to 1968 ... CD 14.99

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Piero Piccioni/Lydia MacDonaldMafioso & Other Great Piccioni Scores (plus Piero Piccioni Presenta Lydia MacDonald) ... CD
El (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $13.99
Early soundtrack work from the great Piero Piccioni – heard here on his famous score for the film Mafioso, plus some even cooler more obscure work! The set begins with some jazzy numbers for the film Il Mondo Di Notte Numero 2 – as well as a bold jazz cut from Adua E La Compagne – then moves into the rich score for Mafioso – which has a sardonic blend of darkness and comedy to really fit the narrative of the film. Jazzy elements still pervade in that store – and show up throughout the rest of the CD – which features work from Senilita, L'Imprevisto, Guendalina, and I Magiliari. The set then finishes with a full vocal album – Piero Piccioni Presenta Lydia MacDonald – a great jazz vocal album with English language lyrics by singer Lydia MacDonald! CD

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Dave PikeBossa Nova Carnival/Limbo Carnival ... CD
New Jazz/Fantasy (Germany), 1962. New Copy ... $13.99 18.98
A pair of killers from Dave Pike – early work in a tremendous career in music! First up is Bossa Nova Carnival – a sublime set of bossa nova numbers, all written by the bossa pianist Joao Donato! Joao doesn't actually play on the record, but his compositions here are enough – as they help Pike find a new sense of space and pulse in his music – rhythms that really unlock his vibes towards their grooviest ends for the first time ever on record. Most numbers are heavily modal – a great mix with the bossa setting – and the album also features key work from Clark Terry on flugelhorn, Kenny Burrell on guitar, and Chris White on bass – whose loping lines really help shape the overall sound of the record. Also features lots of nice percussion – and titles include "Ginha", "Samba Lero", "Sono", "Carnival Samba", "Sausalito", and "Melvalita". Limbo Carnival isn't some early 60s gimmick session, designed to cash in on a dance craze – and instead, it's a wonderful early Latin set from the great vibist Dave Pike! In fact, given the strength of the grooves here, it would be plenty darn hard to do any limbo action to this one – because the rhythms are bouncy, modal, and very very groovy – served up by Pike on vibes, in a lineup that includes Ray Barretto on conga, Ahmed Abdul-Malik on bass, and Leo Wright on flute and alto – plus a few other straight jazz players like Jimmy Raney on guitar and Tommy Flanagan on piano. Tracks include "Mambo Bounce", "Matilda", "Cattin Latin", "St. Thomas", and a strange groovy version of "La Bamba". CD

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Nicola PiovaniCiliegine (Cherry On The Cake) ... CD
Emergency (Italy), 2012. New Copy ... $12.99
A sweet mix of swing and strings from maestro Nicola Piovani – working here in a style that's a bit jazz, but a bit more sentimental too – a bit like some of those great late 70s/early 80s moments from Georges Delerue! There's a sense of history in the music, but one that's never overdone – and the instrumentation makes some really great use of woodwinds, piano, vibes, and even a bit of gypsy violin – on a set of tracks that include "Il Planetario", "Valzer Equivoco", "Ciliegine", "La Favola Di Noemi", and "Skype Love". CD also features 8 more bonus tracks from the film Tutti Al Mare. CD

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Pisano & RuffUnder The Blanket (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
A&M (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $13.99
A breezy set of instrumental tunes, with a perfect A&M finish – one of the coolest, grooviest albums ever recorded for the legendary label! The set was put together by the team of guitarist John Pisano and French horn player Willie Ruff – and it's got this wonderful sense of balance, timing, and compression in the sound – all produced to perfection by Herb Albert, with a sophisticated groove that goes way past any of the hoke of the more popular A&M instrumental music of the 60s! The groove is incredibly gentle – bossa-inspired, to be sure – but with that LA easy approach that only A&M could do so well – a sublime sound that's held us breathless for years. Titles include "The Drifter", "I'll Never Fall In Love Again", "Under The Blanket", "Amancer", "Slim", "Soon", "Stop", and "Chris". CD features 2 bonus mono tracks too! CD

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PixiesDoolittle 25 – B-Sides, Peel Sessions, & Demos (180 gram pressing – with download) ... LP
4AD, 1989. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... $39.99 42.98
A defining moment for The Pixies and rock music in general – given the loaded 3LP 25th anniversary edition it deserves here – with the classic original album, plus bonus B-side tracks, a side of 1988 and 1989 Peel Sessions, and a full LP of rare demos! Doolittle itself is as revelatory as ever – somehow managing to deliver on the rawer, artier promise of Surfer Rosa and Come On Pilgrim, while bringing in a tunefulness that the earlier album(s) just hinted at. Rock music just didn't sound like this in 1989, kids! Amazing stuff. Includes "Debaser", "Tame", "Here Comes Your Man", "La La Love You", "Monkey Gone To Heaven", "I Bleed", "Hey", "Gouge Away" and more. Bonus material includes the B-sides "Manta Ray", "Weird At My School", "Bailey's Walk and others, Peel Sessions versions of "Tame", "Wave Of Mutilation", "Down To The Well" and others, demo versions of album tracks and more. Amazing! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ PixiesDoolittle 25 – B-Sides, Peel Sessions, & Demos (3CD set) ... CD
4AD, 1989. New Copy 3 CDs ... $24.99 26.98
A defining moment for The Pixies and rock music in general – given the loaded 25th anniversary edition it deserves here – with the classic original album, a 13 track CD of Peel Sessions and a 22 track set of demos in a 3CD set! Doolittle somehow delivers on the rawer, artier promise of Surfer Rosa and Come On Pilgrim, while bringing in a tunefulness that the earlier album(s) just hinted at. Rock music just didn't sound like this in 1989, kids! Amazing stuff. Includes "Debaser", "Tame", "Here Comes Your Man", "La La Love You", "Monkey Gone To Heaven", "I Bleed", "Hey", "Gouge Away" and more, plus Peel Sessions that include album tracks and other tracks like "Weird At My School", "Manta Ray", the slowed-down, moody "UK Surf" version of "Wave Of Mutilation", and 22 demo versions. 50 tracks on 3CDs! CD

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Popular FiveBaby I Got It/I Don't Want To Be Without Her ... 7-inch
Minit, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Great swinging grooves from the Popular Five – with kind of an LA pop soul feel, produced by Artie Butler! "I'm A Love Maker" has a pretty nice hook, and kind of a riffing instrumental backing, sort of in a Stax style. "Little Bitty" continues the groove, and is a very catchy remake of the original! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a Minit sleeve, with a split seam.)

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Nolan PorterNo Apologies/Nolan (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Porterville, Early 70s. New Copy ... $8.99
The only couple of albums by Nolan Porter from the early 70s – unjustly obscure records that combine swampy, funky and rock-oriented soul with more polished touches – and while there are plenty of diverse stylistic twists and turns, Nolan's voice is genuinely soulful throughout! First up is No Apologies, from 1970, originally released on the Lizard label, with Lowell George on lead guitar, while Nolan sings in an off-kilter style – that's a bit bluesy, and not too far from the "down home" style of early 70s rock acts of which The Band were a part. Tracks include "The Fifth One", "Iron Out The Rough Spots", "Don't Make Me Color My Black Face Blue", "Fe Fi Fo Fum", and "What Would You Do If I Did That To You?". Nolan is another obscure one – released on ABC in 1972 – with some very catchy LA soul grooves, and some strange Carribbean soul elements running through the mix. Nolan's voice is a bit fey, a bit dramatic, but also rootsy at the same time – and the overall presentation of the album's pretty hard to describe without playing it. There's elements of southern soul, West Indian rhythms, and sweet LA production, touched with slight bits of rock. Titles include "Groovin Out On Life", "Oh Baby", "Crazy Love", "If I Could Only Be Sure", "Work It Out In The Morning", and "I Like What You Give". This 2014 CD version includes 3 bonus tracks: "Only A Thought Away", "Bird Without A Song (1980 Version)" and "Alive (AAA Mix)". CD
 
 
 



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