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Jerry ByrneLights Out/Honey Baby ... 7-inch
Specialty, 1958. Near Mint- ... $9.99
7-inch, Vinyl record
(Later repress.)

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PonysTurn The Lights Out ... CD
Matador, 2007. Used ... $1.99
(Punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ UFOLights Out ... CD
Chrysalis, 1977. Used ... $4.99
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✨✧ Richard & Linda ThompsonShoot Out The Lights ... CD
Hannibal, 1982. Used ... Out Of Stock
Titles include "Don't Renege On Our Love", "Walking On A Wire", "Just The Motion", "Shoot Out The Lights", "Did She Jump Or Was She Pushed", and "Wall Of Death". CD
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Art BlakeyBlakey (plus Introducing Joe Gordon) ... CD
Verve/Mercury, 1954. Used ... $22.99
A fantastic hard bop reissue! This CD combines two rare early sessions by Art Blakey – one recorded under his name, the other under the leadership of trumpeter Joe Gordon, a fantastic player who died an early death, and never got to record as much as he should have. Both albums were only ever issued on rare 10" LPs during the mid 50s, and they're combined here with great sound, great notes, and two bonus tracks. The set's over 70 minutes in length, and every cut crackles with a sinister intensity that's just fantastic – made all the more special by a host of original compositions by both Gordon and Gigi Gryce, who arranged one of the session. One session features Gordon on trumpet, Gigi Gryce on alto, and Walter Bishop on piano; the other features Gordon, Charlie Rouse, and Junior Mance – and Blakey is on drums throughout. Titles include "Evening Lights", "Rifftide", "Lady Bob", "Eleanor", "Minority", "Hello", "Mayreh", and "Futurity". CD
(Out of print.)

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BreakestraDusk Til Dawn ... CD
Strut, 2009. Used ... $7.99
Killer work from leading lights of the neo classic funk scene – the mighty Breakestra – their debut for Strut Records and some of the best work they've ever done! Music Man Miles & the crew knock us out each time, and the 4 years between the stellar Hit The Floor LP and this one was worth the wait. The funky undercurrent is the common connective tissue, with deep soul sounds in the mix, too, with multi instrumentalist Miles on lead vocals on a number of tunes, Mix Master Wolf doing his thing on others, plus guests Afrodyte, Chali 2na and the late DJ Dusk – and some tight instrumentals. They run the gamut from stripped down JBs style feverishness, to gritty jazz funk, Latin percussion, and beyond. Breakestra helped kick start the underground funk scene back in the late 90s, and they're as strong as ever a decade later! Titles include "Need A Little Love", "Dark Clouds Rain Soul", "Come On Over" feat Afrodyete, "Back At The Boathouse", "Get It Right", "Show You The Way", "Me & Michelle". "Posed To Be" feat Chali 2na, Mixmaster Wolf & DJ Dusk, "Joyful Noise", "Lowdown Stank", "Set The Sun" and more. CD

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Jaki ByardParisian Solos ... CD
Futura (France), 1971. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
Beautiful solo work by pianist Jaki Byard – recorded in Paris in 1971, for the Swing Collector offshoot of the Futura label! The setting really gives Byard a chance to open up and stretch out – playing some numbers in the more traditional style that would show up on some of his 60s sessions – but in a way that also has clear modernist overtones, in that linking of traditions that was always a key factor to Byard's American recordings. Titles include "A Tribute To Jimmy Slide", "When Lights Are Low", "Willow Weep For Me", "Isle To Isle", "Dedicated To Bob Vatel Of The Ten Gallons", and "Going Home Blues". CD features one previously unissued title too – a 12 minute medley of "Mind & Soul", "Goin Out Of My Head", "Sunday", and "Besame Mucho". CD

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Donald Byrd & Gigi GryceComplete Jazz Lab Studio Sessions Vol 2 ... CD
Columbia/Lonehill (Spain), 1957. Used ... $12.99
The second set in Lonehill's series that compiles the Complete Jazz Lab Studio Sessions – incredible early LPs that the Byrd and Gryce team cut for Columbia – with Vol 2 including work from the albums Modern Jazz Perspective, New Formulas From The Jazz Lab, and a couple cuts from one of the LPs from the period with the Jazz Lab title. The set opens with the few vocal tunes from the Modern Jazz Perspective album – a mixture of hard bop and modern jazz, always swinging, but angularly carved, with striking tones and colors that recall the best mid 50s Mingus! The difference, though, is the vocal work by Jackie Paris, a hip singer who's at his best here – vocalizing with way better material than he often got on his own albums, singing on the medley "Early Morning Blues/Now, Don't You Know", "Early Bird" and "Elgy". The rest of the group features Wynton Kelly, Art Taylor, and Wendell Marshall. The New Formulas and Jazz Lab material are more in that mightily soulful bop mode, with work by Hank Jones on piano and Paul Chambers on bass. Tracks include "Exhibit A", "Ergo The Blues (Takes 2 and 3)", "Splittin", "Passade", "Byrd In Hand", "Blue Lights" and "Onion Head". 75 minutes of music! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Natalie ColeInseparable/Natalie/Unpredictable ... CD
Capitol/BGO (UK), 1975/1976/1977. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99
A triple pack of early magic from Natalie Cole! Inseparable is Natalie's stunning debut for Capitol Records in the mid 70s – a real surprise, and a set that should have had the singer blossoming even more than she did at the time! As with some of the other Capitol soul sessions of the time, the album's done very firmly under the guidance of Charles Jackson and Marvin Yancey – a pair who give Natalie just the right sort of backing to launch her career – a sound that's full and rich, deeply sophisticated – but also still plenty soulful, almost in the mode of some of Minnie Riperton's work at the time. Given the pair's Chicago roots – and the arrangement help from Richard Evans – that comparison is no surprise, and Natalie rises to the occasion nicely. Titles are all originals too – and include "Needing You", "Joey", "I Can't Say No", "Something For Nothing", "I Love Him So Much", "You", "Your Face Stays On My Mind", and the huge hit "This Will Be". Next up is Natalie – a record that really has Natalie Cole finding her groove – not needing any help from her famous familial legacy, thank you – and instead stepping out with a tight, proud mode that really helped refine the sound of female soul in the 70s! The album's got plenty of influences from the Chicago soul scene – including songwriting and production from the team of Chuck Jackson and Marvin Yancy – and work from key session players like Richard Evans and Gene Barge, who worked in the Curtom Studios to craft the grooves on the set! Titles include "Keep Smiling", "Mr. Melody", "Heaven Is With You", "Can We Get Together", "Touch Me", "Hard To Get Along", and "Good Morning Heartache". Unpredictable is an album that reunites Natalie Cole with the smooth soul team of Chuck Jackson and Marvin Yancey – the team who did such a great job with Natalie's Capitol debut, and who really continue the groove here too! The album's got a rock-solid approach through and through – a quality that has Natalie really standing out on her own as a positive young artist in soul – without any need to nod towards her father, as in later years. And Jackson and Yancey bring a nice dose of Chicago soul class to the affair – which turns out to be a perfect match for Natalie's vocals! Titles include "Be Mine Tonight", "Party Lights", "This Heart", "I've Got Love On My Mind", and "Still In Love". CD

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El DoradosVery Best Of The El Dorados – At My Front Door . . . Crazy Little Mama ... CD
Vee Jay/Collectables, Mid 50s. Used ... $4.99
Some of the hardest doo wop of the 50s! The El Dorados were one of the roughest groups on the Chicago scene of the postwar years – and their original work for the Vee Jay label pushed them to the top of the R&B charts, and forever changed the face of soul music. The 25 tracks on this CD represent some of their best for Vee Jay, plus a few more for the Parrot label – and the set is less of a "best" than it is a "near-complete" batch of their amazing vocal group recordings from the 50s. Titles include "At My Front Door", which was sampled years back by De La Soul – plus "What's Buggin You Baby", "Trouble Trouble", "It's No Wonder", "Bim Bam Boom", "A Love Of My Own", "She Don't Run Around", "Tears On My Pillow", "Annie's Answer", and "Lights Are Low". CD
(Out of print.)

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EnchantmentSoft Lights Sweet Music ... LP
RCA, 1980. Near Mint- ... $4.99
The only RCA album from Enchantment – and a great little set that has the group stretching out from their earlier records on United Artists! The groove here is still awash in the great harmonies we've always loved from the group – and production is by Don Davis, who always has a great ear for preserving the core soul of any act like this – while also helping them focus their sound as well! The mix is quite similar to excellent work Don did with the Dramatics at the end of the 70s – and Enchantment really benefit with a similar ear for a bouncy groove, and that great Davis way of knowing just the right point when to slow things down on an album, too. Titles include "Settin It Out", "I Believe In You", "Moment Of Weakness", "You & Me", "I Can't Be The One", "Soft Lights Sweet Music", and "I Can't Fake It". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Flashing LightsWhere The Change Is ... CD
Flashing Lights (Canada), 1999. Used ... $1.99
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Gap BandGap Band (1979)/Gap Band II/Gap Band III ... CD
Mercury/BGO (UK), 1979/1980. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99
Massive music in a wonderful package – three funky classics from The Gap Band! First up is the group's self-titled album from 1979 – the start of the legendary second chapter for the Gap Band – the point when the group had reemerged as the tight funky trio of the Wilson Brothers, with a groove that would really set them up nicely for the 80s! This first album in the new format has a wonderfully tight feel – still plenty of sharp edges that echo their earlier groove, but a leaner quality too – one that's got the bass and drums snapping together wonderfully, really setting the tone for the heaviest grooves. There's also a few mellower cuts too – which really sound great, and give the record the same sort of balance you might hear on work by Heaven & Earth at the time. War's Lonnie Simmons produced – and held the cash bag all the way to the bank! Titles include "I'm In Love", "Got To Get Away", "Messin With My Mind", "Shake", "Baby Baba Boogie", "Open Your Mind Wide", and "I Can Sing". Gap Band II features mean, lean grooves from The Gap Band – a legendary batch of mainstream funk from the end of the 70s – and a record that really has the trio working at the top of their game! There's a wonderful balance here between funky numbers and mellow ones – the latter of which really help pace the record nicely, giving it a depth that takes the group way beyond the cliches of some of their contemporaries, and firmly establishing the Gap Band as one to watch for the 80s! Titles include the massive "I Don't Believe You Want To Get Up & Dance" – with its classic "Oops Upside Your Head" refrain – plus "Who Do You Call", "No Hiding Place", "Steppin Out", "You Are My High", and "Party Lights". Gap Band III is sagreat one from the Gap Band – funky gems and sinister groovers – the best of both worlds for the group! Tunes like "Burn Rubber On Me (When You Want To Hurt Me)" and "Humpin" packed 80s dance floors for good reason, and put the band in steady rotation, while numbers like "Yearning For Your Love" showed the band could drop the tempo, stretch out a bit, and deliver the mighty mellow. This one's certainly at the top of the heap of 80s groovers, as far as we're concerned – a record that really took the Gap Band over the top! Other tracks include "Nothin' Comes To The Sleepers", "Are You Living", "The Way", "Gash Gash Gash" and more. CD

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Morton GouldBeyond The Blue Horizon/Goodnight Sweetheart/Love Walked In ... CD
RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1961/1962/1963. New Copy 2 CDs ... $16.99
A trio of early 60s RCA albums from Morton Gould – all of them with a dreamy, late nite sort of mood! Beyond The Blue Horizon has Gould working in a string-heavy variant of mood music that feels more early 50s than early 60s – very lush orchestrations that have the same day-end feel as the image of a sunset on the cover. Titles include "Where Or When", "Stormy Weather", "Stardust", "Time On My Hands", "Poinciana", and "Shadow Waltz". Goodnight Sweetheart is a great album of languid love tunes – all instrumental, and mixed with string and woodwind presentation that are all very much in the best lush style that Morton Gould forged in the 50s – but with some slight adult, sophisticated elements that really live up to the paperback-style image on the cover. Titles include "La Mer", "Tea For Two", "My Ship", "Let's Put Out The Lights", and "September Song". Love Walked In has Morton Gould tripping along with lazy, laidback orchestrations that are filled with slightly illuminating touches – gentle woodwinds mixed with bits of strings, all in a pillowy-soft mix that should send you off to dreamland. Titles include "Love Walked In", "Why Do I Love You", "I Love Thee", "I'm Sure Of Your Love", and "Parlez Moi D'Amour". CD

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Andrew HillLift Every Voice ... LP
Blue Note, 1970. Very Good ... $19.99
A rare and beautiful Andrew Hill session, and one of the classic Blue Note entries into the "jazz and voices" sound that the label pioneered with Donald Byrd and Eddie Gale. Hill leads a core jazz group that includes Woody Shaw on trumpet, Carlos Garnett on tenor, Richard Davis on bass, and Freddie Waits on drums – and the group is backed by a vocal ensemble with a very spiritual vibe – a chorus who soar out soulfully, and really augment the jazz instrumentation of the album! The sound is a lot more hip than the Donald Byrd & Voices albums, and the playing of the core jazz group is very very soulful – along the lines of Hill's Grass Roots album, which was also from the same period. The record's similar to the Max Roach/Billy Harper vocal work around the same time, and titles include "Ghetto Lights", "Hey Hey", "Two Lullabies", and "Love Chant". LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty/UA pressing. Cover has a cut corner and some wear.)

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Bobby HutchersonDialogue (RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1965. New Copy ... $6.99 9.98
One of Bobby Hutcherson's most important albums ever – and an essential piece of "new thing" jazz that ranks up there with such key Blue note sessions of the genre as Tony Williams' album Life Time, Dolphy's Out To Lunch, and Jackie McLean's One Step Beyond! Hutcherson's sound on the vibes is amazing – metallic, yet melodic – in a sublime blend of the modern and the soulful, all wrapped up in tones and colors that few other players have ever managed to get from the instrument! All the other players on the session really rise to the occasion too – and the album features tremendous work from Sam Rivers, Freddie Hubbard, Andrew Hill, and Joe Chambers. Titles include "Ghetto Lights", "Catta", and "Idle While". CD also features the bonus track "Jasper" – not on the original LP! CD

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KnuxRemind Me In 3 Days ... CD
Interscope, 2008. Used ... $0.99
Fresh hip hop and gruff funk rock accented beats from The Knux – the kind of genre defiant, unpredictable hip hop that we just don't see on the major labels these days – so kudos to Interscope Records for bucking trends and taking a chance on 'em! The Knux are getting some Outkast comparisons, but the biggest connection is that they're similarly dissimilar to other cats out there. Don't know if the end of the previous sentence makes a lot of sense, but whatever. The record's good! Easygoing rhymes with some fuzzy guitars on the beat (no it's not rap rock, and no they don't sound like NERD) – freshness from a duo that's earning the accolades and major attention. Titles include "The List", "Bang! Bang!", "Cappuccino", "Roxxanne", "Daddy's Little Girl", "The Train", "Shine Again", "Powder Room", "Parking Lot", "Hush", "Wake The F**k Up", "Playboys", "Lights Camera Action" and more. CD

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✨✧ Latin Blues Band Featuring Luis AvilesTake A Trip Pussycat ... LP
Speed, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A wild wild album of Latin soul – one of the maddest albums ever recorded for the legendary Speed label! The group, like a rare few others of their generation, are an insane mix of Latin jamming, psychedelic soul, and stoner funk riffing – all sifted together in a blender, with a sound that brings out the best aspects in all elements involved! The album's got some wonderful bouncy cuts with a Latin soul groove and weird English lyrics – like "Lay An Oz On Me Baby", "I'll Be A Happy Man", and "Pussycat" – the kind of raw, wild, and very groovy tracks that you'd buy an album like this for. And there's also a totally great, totally tight descarga cut called "The Cow", that runs for 8 minutes with a very firey groove and lots of amazing playing! And if that wasn't enough, the cover's got a wild psychedelic image of a nude body with lots of colored lights projected over it, and a feeling that's about as trippy as the band must have been when they recorded this one! Other tracks include "Hasta Cuando", "Take A Trip", and "Pura Falsedad". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jay LeonhartFly Me To The Moon (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Venus (Japan), 2003. Used Gatefold ... $14.99
A tribute to Ray Brown, played by a trio that features Jay Leonhart in Ray's role on bass – alongside the piano of Benny Green and guitar of Joe Cohn! Given the setup, there's a bit of an Oscar Peterson 50s vibe to the music – that great spirit forged during the years Brown and Peterson made some really wonderful grooves together – and the lack of any drums really allows Jay even more space than usual to throw in his two cents – ringing out in these round, warm tones – of the sort that Brown virtually invented in the postwar years. Titles include "Dream Dancing", "Skylark", "On The Street Where You Live", "When Lights Are Low", and "Fly Me To The Moon". CD

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Lee MorganCity Lights (RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1957. New Copy ... $6.99 9.98
One of Lee Morgan's most sparkling sessions from the early years – a record that already shows a sense of depth and imagination that would take Lee way beyond simple hardbop solo work! There's a sensitivity here that owes something of a debt to Clifford Brown, yet which is much more modernist overall – touched, no doubt, by a set list that features tunes by Gigi Gryce and Benny Golson, and played in a spirit that's similar to the blend of soul jazz and modernism that both of those players were carving out at the time. Morgan's bandmates for the record include George Coleman on tenor and alto, Curtis Fuller on trombone, Ray Bryant on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Art Taylor on drums – all in tight formation, but with a sense of relaxed and easy flow that's rare, even in a Blue Note of this vintage! Titles include "You're Mine You", "Just By Myself", "Kin Folks", "City Lights", and "Tempo De Waltz". CD

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NicolayCity Lights Vol 3 – Soweto ... CD
Foreign Exchange, 2015. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
Brightly lit, breezily soulful grooves from Nicolay's globetrotting City Lights series – inspired by a +FE tour stop in South Africa – and it may be the best City Lights set yet! One thing we love about the series, and the Soweto entry in particular, is that Nicolay isn't out to copy the exact sounds you'd hear in classic or contemporary South African dance music, as much as he's doing his own distinct thing, as inspired by it. Some occasional vocals, especially the spoken narrative passages by Nomusa Nzima set the Soweto scene, and the South African rhythmic sensibility is a big part of the vibe, but it's got a broad, richly appealing vibe overall.. The keyboards walk the line between spacey and sophisticated, there's some great vocal contributions from Phonte, Carmen Rodgers and Tamisha Waden. Wonderful! Includes "Tomorrow", "It's In The Way That You Smile", "Aurora", "Sun Rings/Uprising", "Daydream", "Sawubona", "The Secret" and "There Is A Place For Us". CD

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Eddie NoackAin't The Reapin Ever Done? – 1962 to 1976 ... CD
Omni (Australia), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $16.99 19.98
The reapin's never done when Eddie Noack's around – as he's left behind so many great records over the years, you could spend a good season just trying to harvest them all! This collection may well be the richest batch of Noack's music we've ever come across – a package that includes his rare 1976 album for the tiny Look label, plus previous singles for other indies that include Resco, Tellet, Riviera, and Stoneway – all the kind of small labels that existed in the shadow of Nashville the way that 60s Detroit soul indies existed in the shadow of Motown. By that, we mean that Eddie's got plenty here that matches, if not beats, some of the best country artists of the time – especially in the way the genre was evolving at the time, something that happened in the mainstream partially because of the Noack songs that were taken to great fame by others. Production is nicely stripped-down – no too-polished country pop styles – and Eddie moves between 60s material filled with tales of the down and out, and honky tonk scene – to 70s numbers that push these themes into more sophisticated territory. 30 titles in all – including "When The Bright Lights Grow Dim", "Ain't The Reaping Ever Done", "Before You Use That Gun", "God's Eyes", "The Poor Chinee", "For Better Or For Worse", "A Few Good Funerals", "Raise The Taxes", and "One Light On In The Neighborhood". CD

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Teddy PendergrassOriginal Album Classics (Teddy Pendergrass/Life Is A Song Worth Singing/Teddy/TP/It's Time For Love) (5CD set) ... CD
Philadelphia International/Sony, 1977/1978/1979/1980/1981. New Copy 5 CDs ... $21.99
An amazing run of music from the legendary Teddy Pendergrass – almost all of his early and best work for the Philalphia International label – packaged here in one mighty nice package! The set features five full albums, plus a few bonus tracks – all of which feature Teddy stepping out very strongly as a solo act, after key years with Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes! Pendergrass is amazing on these records – and really set a whole new standard for the male voice in soul music – a mode that's mature and sophisticated, yet still richly full of feeling – fragile, yet strong at the same time – and an undeniably new force, especially on the ballads. The set features the albums Teddy Pendergrass, Life Is A Song Worth Singing, Teddy, TP, and It's Time For Love – with classics that include "Is It Still Good To Ya", "Love TKO", "I Can't Live Without Your Love", "It's Time For Love", "Life Is A Circle", "Turn Off The Lights", "Only You", "Get Up Get Down Get Funky Get Loose", "Close The Door", "The More I Get The More I Want", and "You Can't Hide From Yourself". 41 tracks in all – including the bonus tracks "Get Up Get Down (disco version)" and "Only You (single)". CD

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Teddy PendergrassTeddy Pendergrass Anthology ... CD
Philadelphia International, 1970s/1980s. Used 2CD ... $9.99
Sublime genius from one of the greatest male soul singers ever – the incredible Teddy Pendergrass, leading light of the Philly scene in the 70s! The 2CD set brings together 27 tracks Teddy's monumental solo career for Philadelphia International Records – tunes done after his time as lead vocalist for Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, and recorded in a style that went on to influence a whole generation of male singers. Teddy's genius is hard to describe – a blend of the rough and the smooth that meant that whatever the setting, mellow or uptempo, Teddy came across with an honesty that was extremely rare for such a singer. Titles include "Turn Off The Lights", "Love TKO", "I Don't Love You Anymore", "The Whole Town's Laughing At Me", "Come Go With Me", "Can't We Try", "This Gift Of Life", "I Can't Win For Losing", "I Want My Baby Back", "Is It Still Good To Ya", "You Can't Hide From Yourself", "Life Is A Song Worth Singing", "Loving You Was Good", and "When Somebody Loves You Back". CD
(Out of print.)
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Aloe BlaccGood Things ... LP
Stones Throw, 2010. New Copy 2LP ... $16.99 17.98
Cinematic soul rooted in the rawer organ, drums and horns vibes that resonated deeply in records from north to south in the 70s – done with a lean, tight and head nodding groove no doubt informed by Aloe Blacc's own roots in hip hop – on his best album yet and one of best raw soul styled albums ever to come from our friends at Stones Throw! Good Things is a giant leap ahead of Shine Through, Aloe's previous full length on the label. We loved that record for its gritty, unique approach to funky soul, but, Good Things reaches for the heights of Aloe's heroes from Donny Hathaway to Marvin Gaye – and comes closer than we could have imagined! It's produced by the Truth & Soul team, with a timeless funk & soul vibe comparable to their work with the great Lee Fields. We have a feeling we'll still be listening to this album 10-15-20 years from now. Essential! Titles include the underground breakout "I Need A Dollar", an incredible cover of The Velvet Underground's "Femme Fatale" (we must have dropped the needle on that 50 times in the first couple days we had it), "Green Lights", "Miss Fortune", "Good Things", "Loving You Is Killing Me", "Mama Hold My Hand", "Hey Brother" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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BandNorthern Lights – Southern Cross ... LP
Capitol, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.98
The best from The Band in years – their first all originals studio effort in a few years, and one that deservedly re-established them creatively, if not commercially, as one of the all time great rock bands! Robbie Robertson is solely credited for the compositions, but make no mistake, this record is by The Band – not just notes committed to a page and played – it's a fluid, intuitive and timeless album that we love nearly as much as anything they'd ever done – possibly as much as Big Pink or self-titled, even more on some days. Essential! Titles include "Rags & Bones", "Acadian Driftwood", "Hobo Jungle", "Ophelia", "Ring Your Bell", Jupiter Hollow" and "It Makes No Difference". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Northern Lights – Southern Cross ... LP 13.99

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BandNorthern Lights – Southern Cross ... LP
Capitol, 1975. Near Mint- ... $13.99
The best from The Band in years – their first all originals studio effort in a few years, and one that deservedly re-established them creatively, if not commercially, as one of the all time great rock bands! Robbie Robertson is solely credited for the compositions, but make no mistake, this record is by The Band – not just notes committed to a page and played – it's a fluid, intuitive and timeless album that we love nearly as much as anything they'd ever done – possibly as much as Big Pink or self-titled, even more on some days. Essential! Titles include "Rags & Bones", "Acadian Driftwood", "Hobo Jungle", "Ophelia", "Ring Your Bell", Jupiter Hollow" and "It Makes No Difference". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the heavy inner sleeve. Cover has a mark from sticker removal.)
Also available Northern Lights – Southern Cross ... LP 22.99

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James BrownJames Brown – Jazz ... CD
King/Verve, 1960s. Used ... $6.99
Not socking soul, but laidback jazz – an under-acknowledged side of James Brown's career, presented fully in this excellent collection of work from the 60s! The package shows a growing sophistication in James' music as the 60s moved on – not just in his vocals, which were surprisingly suited to a jazzy ballad, but also in his instrumental work on organ – which is featured here in a few key cuts that step out strongly! And even if you're a fan of The Godfather for many years, there's still some important highlights here – as a number of tracks are rare versions or previously unreleased – including "That's My Desire (alt mix)", "After You're Through (extended version)", "Tengo Tango", "Home At Last (alt mix)", "There (unreleased version)", "What Do You Like (stereo single edit)", "Go On Now (alt mix)", "For Once In My Life (alt mix)", and "Cottage For Sale (alt mix)" – along with already issued tracks "All The Way", "Why Am I Treated So Bad", and "All About My Girl". CD
(BMG music club pressing.)

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Ben BruseyPu Pu Hot Pot – The World's Best Resaurant Names (hardcover) ... Book
Penguin Books, 2012. New Copy ... $4.99 5.98
Places we'd love to eat – served up in a flurry of full-color photos of some of the weirdest restaurant names you'd ever hope to find! Highlights include "New Cod On The Block", "Frying Nemo", "Well Hung Beef", and "Wanker's Corner" – but there's loads of other great signs and stores throughout – many from the UK, and all augmented by witty captions from the author. All photos are in full color, and the book is hardcover too! Book

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Burnt SugarMaking Love To The Dark Ages ... CD
Livewired, 2009. Used ... $6.99
One of the best ever sets of sprawling, spacey soul funk and jazz from the impossible to pen in Burnt Sugar Arkestra Chamber – never an easy group to describe in a nutshell, and that's a good thing – their best work in years and their first effort for the Livewired label! Making Love To The Dark Ages is a weirdly apt title, starting out with kind of dark, bluesy soul backdrop for Lisala's vocal in the beginning of the opening three part suite "Chains And Waters", slowly building into a tense, free jazz groove that's unafraid to pepper it up with some psyche rock guitar, heady/heavy bass, keys and synth, sax and drums. Guitarist and group leader Greg Tate conducts a sprawling chamber with slightly altered lineups depending on the piece, with players including vocal chanteuse Lisala, fellow vocalists Jeremiah, Karma Johnson, Justice Dilla X (who moonlights on piano, too) and others, alto & tenor sax by Matana Roberts and Petre Radu Scafaru, synth by Bruce Mack, cello by Will Martina, acoustic and electric bass by Jason DiMatteo and Jared Michael Nicherson, drums by Chris Eddleton and Trevor Holden & others, guitars by Rene Akan, Vernon Reid, trombone by David Smith, trumpet by Lewis 'Flip' Barnes, Jr, – lots more instrumentation and orchestration. The record rolls in and out of evocative soul, bits of electro and hip hop soundcraft, spaced out astral jazz, sharp solos and textured bursts of noise – never sacrificing a confluent sense of togetherness for all of the diverse sounds. Titles include the suites "Chains And Water" and the title track, plus "Thorazine/81", "Love To Tical" and "Dominata (The Gabri Ballad)". CD

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Prodigio ClaudioProdigio's Delights ... CD
Combo, 1991. Used ... $9.99
(Out of print.)

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John ColtraneTraneing In ... LP
Prestige, 1957. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A beautiful album that more than lives up to its evocative title – an early session from John Coltrane, filled with long tracks that slide along brilliantly! As with many other classic Prestige albums from Trane, backing is by the trio of Red Garland piano, Paul Chambers bass, and Art Taylor drums – all holding back nicely when Coltrane opens up on his solos, but also coloring the tunes with soulful lyricism in a masterful understatement. The sound is about as classic as you can get during these early years in The Great One's career – and titles include "Traneing In", "Slow Dance", "Soft Lights & Sweet Music", and "Bass Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing in a Jazz Classics Series Cover, which has a slightly different cover image.)

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Giles CoreyStoned Soul ... CD
Delmark, 2014. Used ... $2.99
Giles Corey is a bluesman at heart, but he plays here in a style that's got lots of soul and funk touches too – particularly in the way he works his guitar with lots of wah-wah style riffs! The record's got a contemporary blues vibe overall, but Giles definitely has a slightly different style, too – one that's got respect for sounds that go way beyond the roots of his genre, and which showcase some of the better, later modes of Chicago blues, when it started criss-crossing a lot with other genres as well. The drums are mighty heavy – and bring an undercurrent of funk at points – and titles include "Pork & Beans", "Time Flies", "Bright Lights", "Morning Train", "That Girl Is Bad", "Home Is On My Mind", and "Watch Myself Go Crazy". CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Miles Davis & John ColtraneMiles Davis & John Coltrane – Live in Stockholm 1960 ... LP
Dragon (Sweden), 1960/1985. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $48.99
Fantastic (and now out-of-print) double album set of a stunning live performance by Trane and Miles, recorded in Sweden in 1960. The tracks are all long, with backing by the rhythm section of Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, and Jimmy Cobb. Highlights include "Green Dolphin Street", "Fran-Dance", and the 2 versions of "So What". Even if you've got most of the studio recordings with Miles and Trane, this session's a key addition to any collection of their work, and features stunning performances that are strikingly different from their studio work of the time. LP, Vinyl record album

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De La SoulGrind Date (with bonus track) ... LP
Sanctuary, 2004. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
The first post-Tommy Boy De La Soul album – and it's a winner! We've been on board with De La throughout their long career – anyone with open ears must know that even their spottiest records (and this is NOT one of those) feature at least a handful of treasure tracks. Grind Date is easily the best later De La Soul album, and brevity is as key to the album as the group's proven longevity. 13 tracks, 49 minutes, no skits. Two songs in you'll find the stellar "Verbal Clap", one of J Dilla's finest productions ever, with precise on beat rhymes by De La. Other highlights include "He Comes" with Ghostface, a soulful track that would sound just as great on Ghost's Supreme Clientele. Most critics will say this is De La's best album since Stakes Is High. We'll say it's better! Featuring production by Dave West, J Dilla, Madlib and 9th Wonder – plus guest appearances by Yummy, Ghostface, Carl Thomas, MF Doom, Common and others. Other tracks include "The Future", "Much More" feat Yummy, "The Grind Date", "Shopping Bags", "Days Of Our Lives" with Common, "Come On Down", "Rock Co. Kane Flow" featuring MF Doom and more – plus the bonus "Shoomp" with Sean Paul. LP, Vinyl record album
(10th anniversary pressing – on blue & orange vinyl!)

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Eric DolphyOut There (SACD) ... CD
New Jazz, 1960. Used ... $24.99
Eric Dolphy's second album as a leader – and already a bold step forward from the first! The format here changes from the more standard lineup of before – as Dolphy drops out other horn players, loses the piano, and brings the cello of Ron Carter into the frontline! Backing is by the bass of George Duvivier and the drums of Roy Haynes – and the mix of cello and bass creates the freely spirited sound that allows Dolphy to take off on even freer solo flights. The session has a very moody, very dark feel – especially on the tracks where Dolphy is playing B flat and bass clarinet – and titles include "The Baron", "Eclipse", "Sketch Of Melba", "Feathers", and "17 West". CD
(Out of print SACD hybrid pressing. Jewel case is chipped along the edge.)

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✨✧ El Michels AffairSounding Out The City ... CD
Truth & Soul, 2005. Used ... $4.99
Easily one of the greatest new funk records of the 21st Century – and a set that goes way beyond some of the cliches that are currently gripping others in the deep funk underground! El Michels Affair have a cool, easygoing style to their music – one that's as much 70s jazz as it is 60s funk – and which makes for tunes that have a looser structure overall, which allows much more room for instrumental interplay, and the kind of sweet surprises that make the album so great! These guys have a real penchant for an unusual rhythm and interesting instrumental flair – and they borrow as much from 70s soundtracks and Latin albums as they do from the funky 45 era that clearly gave them their start. Totally fresh all the way through, and a record that delights us a lot more than we might have expected! Titles include "Detroit Twice", "El Pueblo Unido", "Behind The Blue Curtains", "Ocho Rios", "Hung Up On My Baby", "This Song's For You", and "Slide Show". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Alton EllisMy Time Is The Right Time ... CD
Trojan/West Side (UK), Mid 60s-Early 70s. Used ... $8.99
18 tracks of wonderful soulful vocals riding some nice rocksteady rhythms. Alton Ellis was one of the highlights of Duke Reid's Treasure Isle stable, where many of these tracks were sourced from, though the latter part of the collection does have some excellent self produced numbers. Includes "The Preacher", "Cry Tough", "Rock Steady", "Ain't That Loving You (For More Reasons Than One)", "My Time Is The Right Time", "La LA Means I Love You" and "Black Man's Word". CD
(Out of print.)

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Booker ErvinIn Between ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $16.99
One of the last records that Booker Ervin ever recorded, and one of the best! There's a depth of tone and conception here that goes far beyond even Ervin's already-great albums for Prestige – a mix of modernism and soulful expression that really points the way towards jazz expression in the 70s – although sadly, Booker was to leave the planet before getting a chance to stretch out in that era. All 6 tracks on the album are originals – and they sparkle with the imagination found on some of the most top-shelf Blue Notes of the time – work by Lee Morgan, Hank Mobley, or Wayne Shorter – played by a group that includes the amazing Richard Williams on trumpet (almost worth the price of the record alone), Bobby Few on piano, Lenny McBrowne on drums, and the little-known Cevera Jefferies on bass. Loads of dark edges, searing solos, and plenty of free flights into the sky – on titles that include "The In Between", "Tyra", "The Muse", "Mour", "Sweet Pea", and "Largo". CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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Bill Evans with Monica ZetterlundSwedish Concert 1975 (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Novadisc/Jazzhus Disk (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99
Bill Evans is reunited with singer Monica Zetterlund – in a live date done more than a decade after their classic Waltz For Debby album! The first side of the record features Evans in a trio mode – working instrumentally, without Monica, in a group that features the great Eddie Gomez on bass and Eliot Zigmund on drums – easily some of the better-recorded European live material by Bill from the 70s, caught in a way that really shows his new sensitivity in the later decade. Evans' piano is breathtaking here – a subtle symphony of shades and tones that delights the ears at each new twist and turn – recorded in some slightly longish takes on tunes that include "Sugar Plum", "Sareen Jurer", "Very Early", and "Gloria's Step". Bill continues the feeling of the first side wonderfully on the flip – as Zetterlund joins the group, and shows how much she's matured as well since here last meeting with Evans. Most of the tunes are standards, but they've got a sensitivity that goes way beyond familiar readings – carried off wonderfully by Monica in some beautifully dark-toned vocals. Titles include "Come Rain Or Come Shine", "The Second Time Around", "Once Upon A Summertime", "What's New", and the lovely "Samba". CD

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✨✧ Henry FranklinTwo Views ... CD
Skipper Productions, 2015. New Copy ... $9.99 15.99
Bassist Henry Franklin is still very much at the top of his game here – grabbing our attention right away, as he has with his other excellent recent releases on his own label – playing with this strong, soulful quality that really steps off from his better-known work of the 70s! The album features reedman Benn Clatworthy throughout – on either tenor or flute – and the "two views" in the title comes from the use of either pianist Cecila Coleman or Kirk Lightsey, who each provide a slightly different flavor on the tracks on which they appear! Drummer Carl Burnett's in the group – but the tracks with Coleman don't have any drums at all – which makes for this special sort of interplay between her piano and Franklin's bass – and the album also features a bit of guitar from Calvin Keys, plus some percussion as well. Titles include some interesting originals by Clatworthy – "Kandahar" and "Blues For Drayce" – and other titles include versions of Joe Henderson's "Punjab", Lightsey's "Heaven's Dance", Frank Strozier's "Frank's Tune", and Clare Fischer's "Pensativa" – which is always one of our favorites. CD

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Woody HermanChildren Of Lima ... LP
Fantasy, 1974. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $1.99
An overlooked chapter of the 70s genius of Woody Herman – and the kind of album that shows him continuing to grow strongly, many years after his initial fame! The record takes off ambitiously from some of the funkier Herman sessions of the start of the 70s – and features the core group augmented by the Houston Symphony Orchestra on side one – offering up larger backings to color in the sophisticated sounds of the tunes "Variation On A Scene" and "Children Of Lima", both jazz suites penned by Alan Broadbent, who'd done great work with Herman's group. Side two is back to straighter big band numbers – tunes that burst out with a lot of life and energy, and which have a few of the soulful stylings of Herman's previous funk. Highlights include great covers of "25 Or 6 To 4" and "Where Is The Love", plus a version of Broadbent's driving "Far In". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Richard Groove HolmesGroovin With Groove (aka New Groove – plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Groove Merchant/LRC, Early 70s. Used ... $5.99
Funky funky Groove Holmes – one of his tightest albums ever! The set's a monumental batch of organ jazz groovers – recorded with some larger backings from Manny Albam, and a super-dope, super-funk sort of 70s feel that's really outta site! The tracks are lean and very rhythmically oriented – all instruments grooving very strictly on the beat, except for Groove's wailing Hammond – which takes off over the top in some fierce musical flights! Bernard Purdie chops up some wicked drums on the set, and titles include "Red Onion", "Meditation", "Good Vibrations", "Chu Chu", and the solid groover "You've Got it Bad". And like most LRC titles, the dates and information on this one are a bit suspect – because the CD definitely contains the 7 tracks from the New Groove album – but also features 5 more bonus tunes too – including "Go Away Little Girl", "Young & Foolish", "It's Impossible", "It's Gonna Take Some Time", and "Groove's Groove". And note that the cover lists the dates for the sessions as 1978 and 1979, but the music is definitely the same as that on Groove's early 70s album New Groove. CD
(Out of print.)

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Isley BrothersComplete RCA & T-Neck Masters 1959 to 1983 (23CD set) ... CD
Sony, Late 50s/1960s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 23 CDs ... $152.99 179.98
Get ready to throw away your entire Isley Brothers collection and start from scratch – because this beautiful box brings together most of their classic albums, each as separate CDs – plus loads of bonus tracks, rare studio material, and more! All the classics are here, but some of the real highlights are the live material – including the rare Wild In Woodstock tapes – which have the group in their late 70s greatness – playing live at Bearsville Studio in 1980, with wonderfully tight sound and long stretched out tracks – most of which have never been issued before! The package also includes the double live albums – Live At Yankee Stadium and The Isleys Live – both early 70s killers that really open up their funky soul sound. And the package even features the obscure In The Beginning, which brings together early singles too. So, from the top, the box includes 23 CDs, a booklet of notes, nice album-style jackets for each record – and the albums Shout, It's Our Thing, The Brothers Isley, Live At Yankee Stadium, Get Into Something, In The Beginning, Givin It Back, Brother Brother Brother, The Isleys Live, 3 + 3, Live It Up, The Heat Is On, Harvest For The World, Go For Your Guns, Showdown, Winner Takes All, Go All the Way, Wild In Woodstock, Grand Slam, Inside You, The Real Deal, and Between The Sheets. Many albums include bonus tracks – the set has 84 rare and unissued bonus tracks – lots to hear, even if you've been a fan of the group as long as we have! CD

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