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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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✨✧ Pia ZadoraWhen The Lights Go Out (2CD edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
FTG, 1988. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Maybe the strongest record ever from Pia Zadora – at least from a soul music perspective – thanks to strong studio help from the team of Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis! The famous pair worked with Pia on all the tracks – both as writers and producers – and their trademark groove really works well for Zadora's voice – giving it a bit more push and kick than on previous records, at a level that shows that she's maybe more at home with contemporary R&B than she is with jazz or standards. Plus, the obvious Jam/Lewis ear for a hook certainly helps a lot – and Pia's unabashedly poppy in all the right moments! Titles include "I Don't Wanna Love", "Dance Out Of My Head", "Still Remembered", "It's Always Been The Same", "Silence", "I Really Like You", and "Since I've Been Lovin You". Special 2CD version – with 6 bonus mixes of "Dance Out Of My Head" and 5 mixes of "Heartbeat Of Love". CD

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✨✧ VariousLights Out: San Francisco ... LP
Blue Thumb, 1972. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Strange compilation focusing on a bunch of San Francisco rock and funk groups produced by Abe "Voco" Kesh. This is noteworthy for a bunch of early Sylvester stuff (and it's good, too), plus some funky stuff by Clifford Coulter. Also includes work by John Lee Hooker and Linda Tillery. Lots of trippy funk and electronics spread over the course of 2 LPs. Tracks include "Lights Out", "Voco", "Cleo's Back", "Dead", "Why Was I Born", "Brother Antrainik", "Dina", "20/20 Vision", and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a sticker in one corner.)
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✨✧ Ace SpectrumJust Like In The Movies ... LP
Atlantic, 1976. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A masterpiece of east coast harmony soul – and worth it for the title cut alone! Ace Spectrum are always pretty great, but on this album, they really bust out of the box with some of the most wonderful harmonies they've ever recorded – set to impeccable arrangements by Patrick Adams, who hits the same blend of mellow harmonies and upbeat grooving he did with Black Ivory! Vocals are amazing – right at the height of the east coast generation that also included The Moments, Delfonics, and Stylistics – and the backings are equally wonderful, and make the album one of our favorite 70s releases from Atlantic Records. Titles include "Just Like In the Movies", "Sweet Music Soft Lights & You", "I Can't Keep Holding On", "Sooner or Later", "Magic Touch", and "Live & Learn". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a radio station tracklist sticker, light wear, and some discoloration from age.)

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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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El DoradosVery Best Of The El Dorados – At My Front Door . . . Crazy Little Mama ... CD
Vee Jay/Collectables, Mid 50s. Used ... $6.99
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 (with bonus track) ... CD
RCA/FTG, 1980. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
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". CD features a bonus 12" mix of "Settin It Out". CD

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Flashing LightsWhere The Change Is ... CD
Flashing Lights (Canada), 1999. Used ... $2.99
(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 ... CD
Blue Note, 1970. Used ... $11.99
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". CD reissue features 6 unissued bonus tracks, including "Blue Spark", "Drew's Tune", "Mother Mercy", "Natural Spirit", and "Such It Is". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Lift Every Voice ... LP 19.99

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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.)
Also available Lift Every Voice ... CD 11.99

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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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MetersNew Directions ... CD
Warner (Japan), 1977. Used ... $8.99
The Meters take their Crescent City groove in a slightly different direction – giving things a warmer, sunnier feel than their previous records – and bringing in a fair bit more vocals, too – yet still keeping all the right funky elements at the bottom! The move is a bit like that made by Allen Toussaint when he was helping out so many other artists in LA during the 70s – a tightness that's different than indie funk, but also a great way to evolve the New Orleans sound past its more regional roots! In other words, don't expect The Meters on Josie – but appreciate the record as a great bit of mainstream funk – one that has the Neville Brothers doing some of their best vocals as The Meters lay into a groove. Titles include "No More Okey Doke", "Funkify Your Life", "Give It What You Can", "My Name Up In Lights", "We Got The Kind Of Love", and "Be My Lady". CD
(Includes obi.)

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MoodymannSilent Introduction ... CD
Planet E, 1997. Used ... $29.99
Alongside Theo Parrish, one of the leading lights of the newer generation from Detroit, with a warm jazzed out approach to his techno and house tracks. 10 tracks in all, including "Misled", "I Can't Kick This Feeling When It Hits", "The Third Track", "Oceans", "Answer Machine", "M Traxx", "Music People", "Sunday Morning" and "In Loving Memory". CD
(Out of print.)

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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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Mystery LightsToo Many Girls/Too Tough To Bear ... 7-inch
Wick/Daptone, 2015. New Copy ... $4.99
Great garagey rock from Mystery Lights – issued here on the Daptone-related Wick label – with an undercurrent that's a bit funky at times too! "Too Many Girls" has some great drums – stomping out a rhythm topped by shouted vocals and jangly guitars – and "Too Tough To Bear" is a slower, moodier number – but with an equally great punch! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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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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✨✧ Herb Alpert & The Tijuana BrassWhipped Cream & Other Delights ... LP
A&M, 1965. Very Good ... $2.99
Trumpety magic from Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass – a record that's known not only for its classic cover of a model dipped in whipped cream, but also for it's tremendously groovy groove! The Tijuana sound is very firmly in place by the time of this set – Mexican-inspired, but compressed down into a sweet little LA groove in that magical A&M way – never too over the top, done in a way that takes a previously-hokey brassy sound, and smoothes it out for the Now Sound generation! Titles include the hit single "Whipped Cream", plus "Taste Of Honey", "Green Peppers", "Bittersweet Samba", "Lemon Tree", "Ladyfingers", and "Butterball". LP, Vinyl record album

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Chris AndersonMy Romance ... LP
Vee Jay/RVC (Japan), 1960. Near Mint- ... $38.99
A rare session from Chicago pianist Chris Anderson – a hell of a player on the ivories, but one who's been woefully under-recorded over the years! This gem was originally cut for Vee Jay in 1960, but not issued until many years later for this Japanese release – and we're extremely puzzled as to why the set never came out at the time, because it's excellent work throughout, at a level that should have made Anderson a real star! There's a depth and sensitivity here that recalls Ahmad Jamal at his early best – an approach to the keys that's fluid, but never flowery – and which has enough of a groove overall to keep the focus of the tunes at all times, yet also let Anderson take off in wonderful flights of improvisation. Backing is by Bill Lee on bass and Art Taylor on drums – and Taylor's work here is especially nice, often using mallets and softer touches to shade the tunes with a very gentle rhythm – an approach that's quite unusual for Art on record during this stretch. Titles are mostly all standards – save for Lee's "Monica" – but they're nicely transformed by Anderson with his magic on the keys. Titles include "Love Letters", "Soon", "So In Love", "I Could Write A Book", and "A Fellow Needs A Girl". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese EMI pressing – very nice!)

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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 16.99

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BandNorthern Lights – Southern Cross ... LP
Capitol, 1975. Near Mint- ... $16.99
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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Joe BataanSubway Joe ... LP
Fania, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
One of our favorite Latin soul albums ever – a rollicking mix of upbeat party tracks, gentle ballads, and more – all handled with the undeniable magic that is Joe Bataan at his best! The album kicks off with the fantastic groover "Subway Joe" – a hilarious tune about Joe trying to find a seat on the subway – and it rolls into killers like "Nuevo Jala Jala", "Juanito", "Ponte En Algo", and the wonderfully emotive "Special Girl". There's a really wonderful quality to all the tunes – honest, open, and done with instrumentation that includes lots of dark passages, yet which also continues to flower in hope! A landmark, and a record that delights us again and again over the years! LP, Vinyl record album

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

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Giles CoreyStoned Soul ... CD
Delmark, 2014. Used ... $4.99
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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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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Duke EllingtonSymphonic Ellington ... LP
Reprise, 1963. Near Mint- ... $8.99
An incredible record – and key proof that Ellington was growing even more in the 60s than he had a decade before! Duke's working here with a core orchestra of his own, plus a huge amount of added players from orchestras in Paris, Hamburg, Stockholm, and Milan – all working together in a sound that's symphonic, but still pretty darn jazzy – and which comes off with a lightness that you'd hardly ever expect. There's a depth to the record that's undeniable – especially on the horn solos by Johnny Hodges, Paul Gonsalves, and Jimmy Hamilton – which snake through the larger orchestrations with a sinister edge that really blows us away. The whole thing's a tremendous thrill – the kind of record that's filled with delights that we never expected, and which appeals to us on so many different levels. Titles include the 3-part suite "Night Creature", plus "Non-Violent Integration", "Harlem", and "La Scala She Too Pretty To Be Blue". LP, Vinyl record album
(First pressing! Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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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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Tubby HayesDown In The Village ... CD
Fontana/Redial (UK), 1962/1998. Used ... $14.99
Long overdue reissue of one of the totally rare sessions that Tubby Hayes cut for British Fontana in the early 60s. Hayes was one of the best British jazz talents ever, and his raw tenor sound is right up there with Sonny Rollins and Hank Mobley for sheer power and inventiveness. This laidback session features Hayes at the prime of his power, playing in a very tight live quintet with Jimmy Deuchar on trumpet, Gordon Beck on piano, and Allan Ganley on drums. The group grooves in an extremely tight way, and the tracks are long long long, with beautiful solos that never let up for a minute. Highlights include the originals "Down In the Village" and "In The Night", plus the tracks "The Most Beautiful Girl In The World" and "First Eleven". The whole record is great, and its re-release opens a key chapter in the career of one of the greatest jazz players to ever spring up on the east side of the Atlantic! CD
(Out of print.)

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Woody HermanChildren Of Lima ... LP
Fantasy, 1974. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $2.99
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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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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Tomoki KandaLandscape Of Smaller's Music ... CD
Crue-L (Japan), 2000. Used ... $6.99
A sweet little record that's every bit as compelling as its title! This "landscape of smaller's music" is a set of instrumental tracks from Japanese artist Tomoki Kanda – almost pastoral in nature, but with electronic touches and enough of an abstract vibes quality to land them in our New Grooves section. Instrumentation includes keyboards, beats, and strings – plus nice touches on acoustic guitar, and some other sonic delights that open up this landscape like a field of flowers under the caress of a gentle dawn. Titles include "Small Music", "Golden Weed", "Ray Of Sunshine", "Safari", "Eye Of The Tiger", and "Marden Hill". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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Roland KirkSlightly Latin ... CD
Limelight/Vintage Classics (Italy), 1966. Used ... $26.99
Unbelievable! This is one of the maddest Roland Kirk albums of all time – and it's also one of the hardest to find! The title says "Slightly Latin", but it's more of a mixed-up Now Sound/Bacharach-ish blend of orchestrations and voices, plus Exotica tinges, with Roland playing some very off-kilter reed solos on flute and various saxes. The sound is incredible, and the arrangements are incredibly strange – and the album sounds like nothing that Kirk (or anyone else) has ever done! Highlights include "Shaky Money", "Safari", "Ebrauos", "Raouf", "Juarez", and a wild version of "Walk On By". The whole thing's wild, though, and it never lets up for a minute! More "out" than "easy", and a real treasure that's the kind of reissue we like to get behind! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Rolf & Joachim KuhnTransfiguration ... CD
Saba/Universal (Germany), 1967. Used ... $15.99
One of the best records ever cut by the brothers Rolf and Joachim Kuhn – a beautiful set of modally influenced tracks that show the strong modernist tradition in European jazz of the 60s! The album's quite sharp-edged for MPS in the mid 60s – and Karl Berger's vibes join the clarinet of Rolf and piano of Joachim – with rhythm support from Beb Guerin on bass and Aldo Romano on drums – both players whose own sense of freedom really unlocks the main soloists! Berger's vibes add a nicely chromatic quality to the record – and the whole thing's relatively free overall – starting with modal impulses, but hardly rhythmic at all, given the way the drums and bass move as freely as the other instruments. Titles include "Lunch Date", "Transfiguration", "Solo Flights", and "But Strokes Of Folk". CD
(Out of print.)

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Patti LabelleIt's Alright With Me/Released ... CD
West Side (UK), 1979. Used 2 CDs ... $18.99
2 albums on 2 CDs – both big ones from Patti's classic solo years! It's Alright By Me was recorded at the height of the disco years, Patti's really shining on the mellower cuts – hitting a serious soulful side that shows that her move to a solo act really let her move into more sophisticated material. There are definitely some dance tracks like "Music Is My Life" but the real highlights are mellow tunes like "What'cha Doing To Me" and "You & Me". Other titles include "It's Alright With Me", "Love & Learn", "My Best Was Good Enough", and "Deliver The Funk".Released has Patti working with Allen Toussaint, who arranged and produced the record, and who gives it a hip sound that's a perfect way to deal with Patti's style in the flagging years of disco. Patti's quite over the top, vocal-wise, but the New Orleans production keeps things fairly real. Titles include "Find The Love", "Get Ready", "Give It Up", "Release", "I Don't Go Shopping", "Ain't That Enough", and "Don't Make Your Angel Cry". CD
(Out of print.)

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Hubert LawsFlute By-Laws ... LP
Atlantic, 1966. Sealed ... $7.99
A great little set of Latin jazz – and one of the strongest albums ever from flute man Hubert Laws! At the time of this recording, Laws was playing with Mongo Santamaria's group – and for this second solo outing, he borrows a lot of grooves from Mongo's bag – and also hits a few tasty lines of his own – mixing in even more of those great soul jazz inflections that always made his solos on the Santamaria records for Columbia some of the real highlights of the time. The groove is wonderful throughout – and other players include Chick Corea on piano, Jimmy Owens on trumpet, Garnett Brown on trombone, Benny Powell on tenor, and Bobby Thomas on drums. There's some killer tight Latin numbers with a groovy 60s feel – like "Bloodshot", "Let Her Go", "Baila Cinderella", and "No You'd Better Not" – plus some other tasty jazz numbers like "Mean Lene" and "Strange Girl". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Shrinkwrap has a Super Saver sticker. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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