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Bonner PartyLights Out ... CD
Akashic, 2004. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Channel 3I've Got A Gun/After The Lights Go Out ... CD
Captain Oi, 1982/1984. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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DynamicsLights Out ... LP
Playback, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99
Overlooked genius from The Dynamics – a Detroit soul group of the 60s, and one who never fully got the fame they deserved, had they gotten some sort of bigger exposure on Motown! Yet that's what also makes these guys great, too – as they've got that tight sound that the Motor City could do so well at the time, but a looseness too – a more fluid approach to their music that really makes things interesting here – as the group work through some wonderful material on rare late 60s singles for the RCA and Cotillion labels, as well as an obscure 1977 final single for Columbia! The package is a much-needed look at these overlooked moments from the group – and are a great complement to their few full length albums – bracketing the years before and afterwards, with a treasure trove of group soul material. Titles included "Lights Out", "Love Me", "Ain't No Love At All", "I Want To Thank You", "Murder In The First Degree", "We Found Love", "You Can Make It If You Try", "Ice Cream Song", "What Would I Do", "Ain't No Sun", and "I Need Your Love" LP, Vinyl record album

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Jackie McLeanLights Out! ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1956. Used ... $8.99
Early genius from Jackie McLean – arguably his best pre-Blue Note album, and a sinister batch of hardbop tracks recorded with a great group that includes Donald Byrd on trumpet and Elmo Hope on piano! The tracks are long, with a bit of the "blowing session" feel of other Prestige albums from the time – but they're also a lot tighter, and McLean really steps to the forefront on his solos, blowing with a sharp-edged sound that's really amazing – and which hints strongly at the even more adventurous turns he'd take later in the 60s. Tracks include "Up", "Lorraine", "Inding", and "Kerplunk". Great stuff all the way through! CD
Also available Lights Out! ... LP 11.99

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Jackie McLean Quintet With Donald Byrd & Elmo HopeLights Out! ... LP
Prestige, 1956. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Early genius from Jackie McLean – arguably his best pre-Blue Note album, and a sinister batch of hardbop tracks recorded with a great group that includes Donald Byrd on trumpet and Elmo Hope on piano! The tracks are long, with a bit of the "blowing session" feel of other Prestige albums from the time – but they're also a lot tighter, and McLean really steps to the forefront on his solos, blowing with a sharp-edged sound that's really amazing – and which hints strongly at the even more adventurous turns he'd take later in the 60s. Tracks include "Up", "Lorraine", "Inding", and "Kerplunk". Great stuff all the way through! LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing.)
Also available Lights Out! ... CD 8.99

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✨✧ DynamicsLights Out ... CD
Playback, Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Overlooked genius from The Dynamics – a Detroit soul group of the 60s, and one who never fully got the fame they deserved, had they gotten some sort of bigger exposure on Motown! Yet that's what also makes these guys great, too – as they've got that tight sound that the Motor City could do so well at the time, but a looseness too – a more fluid approach to their music that really makes things interesting here – as the group work through some wonderful material on rare late 60s singles for the RCA and Cotillion labels, as well as an obscure 1977 final single for Columbia! The package is a much-needed look at these overlooked moments from the group – and are a great complement to their few full length albums – bracketing the years before and afterwards, with a treasure trove of group soul material. Titles included "Lights Out", "Love Me", "Ain't No Love At All", "I Want To Thank You", "Too Proud To Change", "Murder In The First Degree", "We Found Love", "You Can Make It If You Try", "Ice Cream Love", "What Would I Do", "Ain't No Sun", "I Need Your Love", "The Girl's Got Soul", "Love Sick", and "Dum De Dum". CD
Also available Lights Out ... LP 15.99

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✨✧ DynamicsLights Out ... CD
Playback, Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Overlooked genius from The Dynamics – a Detroit soul group of the 60s, and one who never fully got the fame they deserved, had they gotten some sort of bigger exposure on Motown! Yet that's what also makes these guys great, too – as they've got that tight sound that the Motor City could do so well at the time, but a looseness too – a more fluid approach to their music that really makes things interesting here – as the group work through some wonderful material on rare late 60s singles for the RCA and Cotillion labels, as well as an obscure 1977 final single for Columbia! The package is a much-needed look at these overlooked moments from the group – and are a great complement to their few full length albums – bracketing the years before and afterwards, with a treasure trove of group soul material. Titles included "Lights Out", "Love Me", "Ain't No Love At All", "I Want To Thank You", "Too Proud To Change", "Murder In The First Degree", "We Found Love", "You Can Make It If You Try", "Ice Cream Love", "What Would I Do", "Ain't No Sun", "I Need Your Love", "The Girl's Got Soul", "Love Sick", and "Dum De Dum". CD
Also available Lights Out ... LP 15.99

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✨✧ Menahan Street BandLights Out/Keep Coming Back ... 7-inch
Daptone, 2012. New Copy (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
A sweet little single from Menahan Street Band! "Lights Out" has this slow funk brilliance that's almost lifted off a rare 70s soundtrack – beats that are hard, but mellow too – topped by these snakey horns that really bring in a blue sort of feel to the music – almost an Ethiopian feel, but funkier! "Keep Coming Back" is awash in Hammond lines right from the start – swing-stepping like a cool 60s instrumental, complete with some wangly guitar – all again in a slow mode that's really a nice change from the usual! 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
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Richard & Linda ThompsonShoot Out The Lights ... LP
Hannibal, 1982. Very Good ... $11.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the original inner sleeve.)
 
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✨✧ Kenny BurrellBlue Lights Vol 1 ... CD
Blue Note, 1958. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Some of Kenny Burrell's best early work! The album catches Kenny in the perfect Blue Note jam session mode of the late 50s – one used also with Jimmy Smith, and which features a number of the label's star players hitting hard with the main soloist. Players on the two volume set include Duke Jordan or Bobby Timmons piano, Junior Cook and Tina Brooks tenor, Louis Smith trumpet, and Art Blakey on Drums. The cuts have a very open-ended blowing session feel, and Kenny comes through surprisingly well, really picking up steam on a way you don't always hear in more restrained recordings. Titles on this volume include "Yes Baby", "Scotch Blues", and "Phinupi". CD
(Out of print.)

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Benny CarterWhen Lights Are Low – Benny Carter His Orchestra & Swing Quartet Featuring Elisabeth Welch ... CD
Conifer (UK), 1936. Used ... $0.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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EnchantmentSoft Lights Sweet Music ... LP
RCA, 1980. Sealed ... $1.99
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
(Shrinkwrap is cracked on one corner for promo stamp application.)

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Four TopsNight Lights Harmony ... LP
ABC, 1975. Very Good ... $1.99
Proof that the Four Tops on ABC was always a good thing – and an overlooked gem that shows the group still working at a higher level than most of their 70s soul contemporaries! The sound here has definitely moved away from the Motown years – into a smoother, sweeter CA groove – with great arrangements by Michael Omartin that wrap up the voices in a lush, warm midtempo mode – yet still let the harmonies come out beautifully. Group member Lawrence Payton Jr co-produced the set with Steve Barri, and also co-wrote most of the songs – and titles include "Is This The Price", "We All Gotta Stick Together", "I've Got What You Need", "I Can't Hold On Much Longer", "Let Me Know The Truth", and "Seven Lonely Nights". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Billy Larkin & The DelegatesBlue Lights ... LP
Aura, Early 60s. Very Good ... $11.99
An excellent early album by organ player Billy Larkin, and his first version of the Delegates, which included drummer Mel Brown. As an added bonus, the great tenor player Clifford Scott joins them on most of the tracks here, and the recording is one of his best sessions away from Bill Dogget. The tracks are short, hard, and very in-the-pocket – like the tracks on the group's Pigmy album, which is also from the same time. This is the kind of stuff that was played to death over and over on south side jukeboxes in the 60's. Check out cuts like "Sticky Wicket", "Transfusion", and "The Cooker", and it's easy to see why! LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo.! Cover has light wear & a promo stamp.)

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Richard & Linda ThompsonI Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight ... CD
Island (UK), 1974. Used ... $5.99
Titles include "When I Get To The Border", "We Sing Hallelujah", "The Great Valerio", "Down Where The Drunkards Roll", and "The Little Beggar Girl". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ OrganumVacant Lights/Rara Avis ... CD
Die Stadt (Germany), Late 80s. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print, some light edgewear to sleeve.)

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✨✧ Freda PayneAfter The Lights Go Down Low ... LP
Impulse, 1963. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
An early gem from singer Freda Payne – recorded back in the days when she was a jazz vocalist, years before her famous hits as a soul artist in the early 70s! The album's a darkly-tinged session with arrangements by Manny Albam – done in the late nite mode that you'd expect from the title, and featuring the kind of sad songs that you'd hear on an album from the time by Lorez Alexandria. The highlight of the album is a great vocal reading of Ornette Coleman's "Lonely Woman" – and other tracks include "Out Of This World", "Sweet September", "Blue Piano", and "After The Lights Go Down Low". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange & black label mono pressing. Cover has a small split on the bottom seam.)

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June ChristyJune's Got Rhythm (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol, 1958/1960. Used ... $4.99
June's got rhythm, sure, but the real thing that makes her great is her dark and moody sense of melody! This album's one of June's late 50s efforts done with husband/arranger Bob Cooper – not as arch modern as some of her recordings with arranger Pete Rugolo, but still in a style that's definitely inspired by the classic work of albums like Something Cool and Off Beat. Backing is by a small group of LA jazzers – including Shelly Manne, Russ Freeman, Laurindo Almeida, Frank Rosolino, and Cooper – and titles include "My One & Only Love", "Blue Moon", "I Can Make You Love Me", "When Lights Are Low", and "Gypsy In My Soul". CD also features 4 tracks from the rare Cool School album – "Small Fry", "Looking For A Boy", "Aren't You Glad You're You", and "Baubles Bangles & Beads". CD
(Out of print.)

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Matt DennisWelcome Matt Dennis ... CD
Jubilee/Warner (Japan), 1958. New Copy ... $9.99
A lesser-known set from vocalist Matt Dennis – not as well-remembered as his 50s dates for RCA and Kapp, but still pretty darn great nonetheless! Matt's working here with full backings from Sy Oliver – in a set that showcases his talents more as a singer than a songwriter – but which still manages to include a few great Dennis originals. And despite a cover that looks a bit lurid – with Dennis cornering a model inside a hotel room – the overall feel of the record is quite homey and domestic, with tunes that echo images of hearth and family, but often with the kind of nod and a wink which you might expect from Matt's usual approach to a tune. Titles include "Home", "Welcome Mat", "Back In Your Own Back Yard", "By The Fireside", "A Cup Of Coffe A Sandwich & You", "Let's Put Out The Lights", and "Your Family". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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EmphasisEmphasis ... CD
Swiss Pick/Sonorama (Germany), 1975. Used ... $12.99
A rare bit of funky fusion – with some really great guitars and keyboards! The original album is quite rare – recorded in Switzerland, and only issued in a handful of copies back in the mid 70s – but the groove here is tight enough to rival that of bigger fusion heavyweights on MPS and some of the other European labels – with a depth in quality that really makes the record worth rediscovering all these many years later! The keyboards are especially great – electric piano and other bits, played with a style that's nicely frenetic, but never in a way that's too rock-jamming – thanks to the strong sense of space the rhythm section brings to their grooves. Titles include versions of "Vera Cruz" and "Too High" – plus originals "Very Lights", "Rocking Bird", "Rainmaker", "Dr Bonnie Mr Clyde", "Leave Me Alone", and "Gargantua". CD
(Out of print, penmark through barcode.)

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Percy FaithCorazon/My Love ... CD
Columbia/Collectables, 1973. Used ... $4.99
Sweet 70s grooves from Percy Faith – a snoozer of an arranger in the 60s, but a talent who picked up a lot for us in the 70s! Both albums feature some strong tracks in which Percy mixes strings and easy instrumentation with electric bass and some nice drum work by Hal Blaine or Earl Palmer – creating tunes that at once have a glossy sweep, but also a nice little bounce that actually makes for some nicely funky moments that sparkle with a soundtrack feel. Some tunes are easy – but there's some really nice ones on here, like Percy's cover of Freddie Hubbard's "First Light", or versions of "Pata Pata", "Enter The Dragon", "Corazon", "Crunchy Granola Suite", "You Are The Sunshine Of My Life", "Sing", "Kodachrome", "Pillow Talk", and "The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia", all of which come off with the feel of some of the better tunes on the MPS Snowflakes compilation! CD

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✨✧ Gap BandGap Band (1979)/Gap Band II/Gap Band III ... CD
Mercury/BGO (UK), 1979/1980. New Copy 2 CDs ... $14.99
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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✨✧ Gap BandGap Band II ... LP
Total Experience, 1979. Very Good- ... $0.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album

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Gigi Gryce & Donald ByrdJazz Lab (Jubilee) ... LP
Jubilee, 1957. Very Good- ... $19.99
Groundbreaking work from one of the hippest jazz groups going in the mid 50s – the Donald Byrd/Gigi Gryce Jazz Lab, a wonderful group of players who could play with a tight soul jazz finish, yet also throw in some nice modern jazz touches! Gryce's arrangements and alto work are always a treat, and Byrd's youthful trumpet solos give the record a nice sense of character – spinning out over some great original compositions tha sparkle with soulful imagination. The rest of the group includes Hank Jones on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Art Taylor on drums – and titles include "Onion Head", "Bat Land", "Blue Lights", and "Xtacy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original blue label pressing with deep groove. Cover has surface wear, discoloration from age, and some small chipped portions on the opening.)

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Mel HenkeLa Dolce Henke ... CD
Warner/Scamp, 1962. Used ... $14.99
A wonderful bit of hipster tracks from the early 60s! Mel Henke was part Esquivel, part Pete Rugolo, part Ken Nordine, part Kenyon Hopkins – and one of the best, and most underrated of the late 50s/early 60s bachelor pad arrangers! This album's most likely his best – and it's a mad mix of tracks with a slinky jazzy sound. Some have strange narration, others have strange instrumentation, and nearly all of them have a wild cartoony sound that's just great. Listen for strange vocals from Beberly Ford, electric violin by Elliott Fisher, and lots of percussion by Larry Bunker and Milt Holland. titles include "The Lively Ones", "Let's Put Out The Lights", "Famer John", "All That Meat", and "Woman In Space". CD
(Out of print.)

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Bobby HutchersonDialogue ... LP
Blue Note (Spain), 1965. New Copy (reissue)... About June 20, 2017
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", "Les Noirs Marchent" and "Idle While". LP, Vinyl record album

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ImaginationIn The Heat Of The Night ... CD
MCA/Wagram, 1982. New Copy ... $13.99
Imagination look like a trio of sci-fi centurions on the cover of the set – but the sound within is nicely down to earth, and of the sort that always made the group one of the leading lights in early 80s mainstream soul! The general groove here is mostly in a catchy midtempo mode – with lots of snapping basslines and synth percussion, nicely offset by the trio's harmony vocals and the hook-heavy lyrics of the tunes – all laid out at a level that's tight, but never too commercial – maybe because the whole thing seems to come so easy to the group! There's a number of nice mellow groovers on the set – including "All Night Loving", "Heart N Soul", and "One More Love" – and the album also features a long version of their hit "Just An Illusion". CD

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Stan KentonBallad Style Of Stan Kenton ... CD
Capitol, 1958. Used ... $5.99
One of Stan's excellent later sides for Capitol – recorded during a flurry of incredible sessions that really pushed the already-great Kenton sound over the top! Here, Stan's working with a host of familiar ballads – but in a way that completely transforms the tunes, and turns them into sound sculptures crafted on blocks of rich color, tone, and hue. The sound is incredible – with perfectly-poised horn passages that shift in the dark like a musical version of the Northern Lights – all topped off by Stan's piano lines, recorded in a magical way that floats them effortlessly over the rest of the group. Titles include "Early Autumn", "How Am I To Know", "We'll Be Together Again", "The End Of A Love Affair", and "When Stars Looked Down". CD also features the bonus track "Ill Wind". CD
(Out of print.)

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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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✨✧ VariousGirl Group Sound Vol 8 – The Early Years ... CD
Shaboom, 1960s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
23 tracks from Candy Reed & group, Pearl Woods & group, the Jilettes, Tootsie & the Versatiles, the Candletts, the Duchesses, Flo Fay & group, the Deltairs, the Dream Girls, the Candlelights & more. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Otis Brown & The DelightsI've Got Another/Southside Chicago ... 7-inch
Numero, Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really moody cut from Chicago's Otis Brown – a groove that starts out slow, with a bit of conga in the mix – at a tempo that's somewhere in the speed of "Elephant Walk"! Otis Brown sings lead vocals, and gets some mellow backup from the rest of the Delights – and the whole crew pick the pace up a bit more on "Southside Chicago", a wonderful 60s soul stepper whose subject matter is very near and dear to our hearts! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Kenny Burrell5 Original Albums (Introducing/Kenny Burrell/Blue Lights Vols 1 & 2/Five Spot Cafe) (5CD set) ... CD
Blue Note (Germany), Late 50s. New Copy 5CD ... $21.99
An amazing early run of music from guitarist Kenny Burrell – five albums in a single package, each with LP-style covers! First up is his Blue Note debut – Introducing Kenny Burrell – arguably one of the greatest Kenny Burrell albums ever! Unlike some of Kenny's other sessions, which hide his guitar in arrangements that are a bit too complicated – this one's a nicely stripped-down album that sets his hollow electric in a group with Tommy Flanagan on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, Kenny Clarke on drums, and Candido on conga. The tracks are nicely laidback, and Kenny hits some nice deep grooves on cuts like "Fugue N Blues", "Takeela", and "Delilah". Plus, the album also includes a totally cool percussion-only track – "Rhythmorama", which is a duet between Kenny Clarke and Candido! Next is the self-titled Kenny Burrell – Blue Note 1543 – early genius from Kenny – a set that features the guitarist sounding beautiful in a variety of settings, all of them great! The format really mixes things up nicely – almost showing a more diverse Kenny than in later years – as one track is solo, and the others feature quartet, quintet, and sextet lineups – with players who include JR Monterose or Frank Foster on tenor, Tommy Flanagan or Bobby Timons on piano, Oscar Pettiford or Sam Jones on bass, Kenny Dorham on trumpet, and Kenny Clarke or Shadow Wilson on drums. The solo track is a great version of "But Not For Me" – and other titles include "Mexico City", "Cheeta", "Phinupi", and "Now See How You Are". Next are the two records that make up Blue Lights Vols 1 & 2 – material that catches Kenny in the perfect Blue Note jam session mode of the late 50s – one used also with Jimmy Smith, and which features a number of the label's star players hitting hard with the main soloist. Players on the two volume set include Duke Jordan or Bobby Timmons piano, Junior Cook and Tina Brooks tenor, Louis Smith trumpet, and Art Blakey on Drums. The cuts have a very open-ended blowing session feel, and Kenny comes through surprisingly well, really picking up steam on a way you don't always hear in more restrained recordings. Titles include "Yes Baby", "Scotch Blues", "Rock Salt", "Chuckin", "Phinupi", and "Caravan". Last up is On View At The Five Spot Cafe – a smoking live session, and one that's got a bit more of an edge than some of his other records from the time! Kenny's guitar still has that impeccable tone throughout – but it's also matched by some wonderful tenor from the great Tina Brooks – making one of his few key Blue Note appearances here – in a massively cooking group that also features some piano from Bobby Timmons on three of the album's five tracks (Roland Hanna plays on the two others) – plus drums from Art Blakey, and bass from Ben Tucker – a pair wo work together wonderfully to create some really great grooves. Kenny himself seems to pick up great energy in the setting – and titles include "Lady Be Good", "Birk's Works", "36-23-36", and "Hallelujah". CD

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Steve LacyAvignon & After Vol 1 – Highlights From Solo Concerts (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Emanem (UK), 1972/1974. New Copy ... $9.99 19.99
Sublime solo work from Steve Lacy – a perfect demonstration of the great leap forward he took on the soprano sax in the early 70s – documented beautifully on overseas recordings like this! The core of the set features material recorded in Avignon in 1972 – with Lacy using his instrument in wonderfully expressive ways – not just "free" or "out", but really melodic and lyrical at points too – a side that doesn't always show up in some of his more aggressive solo performances, but which really comes through on tracks like "Cloudy", "The Stations", "Josephine", "Original New Duck", and "Weal". CD features four more previously unissued tracks from these same sessions, then more great solo work from 1974 in Berlin – again never issued before – a whopping 9 bonus tracks in all, with titles that include "The Owl", "The Dumps", "The New Moon", "Dome", and "Holding". CD

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✨✧ Herb Alpert & The Tijuana BrassWhipped Cream & Other Delights ... LP
A&M, 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ VariousDoo Wop Delights – The Los Angeles Groups ... CD
Relic, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes tracks by The Feathers, The Starlighters, The Jayhawks, The Peacocks, The Ebbtides, The Cadets, The Colts, The Dynamites, and Marvin & Johnny. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousSoul Vocal Group Delights Volume 19 – Lover's Choices ... CD
Soul Time, 1960s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Another 20 tracks of sweet harmonic soul! The series digs deep, deep, DEEP for a tasty collection of romantic soul from the 60s, on par with the biggest hits and chart singles of the era – but dredged from deeper reserves, featuring lovely tunes from the soul underground. Much of it is an extension of the doo wop scene, full of those gorgeous harmonies, but lilting over the sweet sophisticated soul instrumentation of the pre-funk years! Tracks include "Goody Two Shoes" by Janice. "I've Been Good To You" by Young Vandals, "I Wish I Could" by the Avons, "I Don't Want To Be Late" by the Notations, "I Love You" by the Indigos, "My Sweet Baby" by the Mar-Keys, "This Time" by the Variations and more. CD
(Out of print. Note: CD appears to have been mastered from vinyl sources – and although printed professionally, it's a bit low-budget in terms of the packaging. CD may not play well on all players.)

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✨✧ Marilyn CrispellHighlights From The Summer Of 1992 American Tour ... CD
Music & Arts, 1992. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Tommy Flanagan & Hank JonesOur Delights ... LP
Galaxy, 1979. Used ... Out Of Stock
Twin pianos from Tommy Flanagan and Hank Jones – with no other instrumentation – played in some great ways that provide an equal balance of rhythmic pulse and lyrical melody! The set's got a sweet stereo split – so that Tommy's in the right channel, and Hank is in the left – and the pair do a great job of bringing new life to a host of bop classics, yet in an all-piano style that has the music billowing out in these great waves of sound! Titles include "Robbins Nest", "Confirmation", "Jordu", "Our Delight", and "Lady Bird". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ VariousSoul Vocal Group Delights Volume 20 – Lover's Choices ... CD
Soul Time, Late 60s/1970s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Another great batch of lost soul vocal tunes from the 1960s! This series is devoted to the soul styles that came out of the masterfully melodic harmony vibe of the earlier doo wop era – fleshed out with solid, sophisticated instrumentation. This is the cream of the underground – with some recognizable acts in the track list, but earlier lesser known ditties – and plenty more obscure groups, too! 20 tracks in all: "Stand In For Love" by the O'Jays, "A Way To Love You" by the Volumes, "Love Is The Final Truth" by Facts Of Life, "I'll Go Crazy" by September, "The Harder We Try" by Inclination, "I Can't Hurry You Back" by the Young Mods, "Thanks For The Sweet Memories" by the Fiestas, "Chapel Bells Are Calling" by the Insiders and lots more. CD
(Out of print. Note: CD appears to have been mastered from vinyl sources – and although printed professionally, it's a bit low-budget in terms of the packaging. CD may not play well on all players.)

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✨✧ VariousHighlights From Crescent City Soul – The Sound Of New Orleans – 1947 to 1974 ... CD
EMI, Late 40s/1950s/1960s/Early 70s. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousMusic Of The Bahnar People From The Central Highlands Of Vietnam ... LP
Sublime Frequencies, 2016. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Wonderfully weird sounds that are unlike anything we've ever heard from Vietnam before – music made by one of the nation's most ancient indigenous people, located in the country's central highlands – far removed from the culture of the cities! The instrumentation features familiar forces, but often used in different ways – such as a combination of bamboo fiddle with mouth resonator, or a zither made of bamboo – mixed with a few other songs on gongs, and others with acoustic guitar and vocals, but light years from any American folk. The set's got some helpful notes that briefly explain the different tracks – and the recording quality is excellent, especially on the "resonator" tracks, which may well be the highlights here. Titles include "Gong Playing In Funeral #2", "Bamboo Zither Song", "Blang Tree", "Bamboo Fiddle With Mouth Resonator Solo #2", "Bamboo Zither With Bowl Resonator", and "Bahnar Easter". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousSpotlite On Colpix Records – Doo Wop & Rhythm & Blues Vol 1 ... CD
Colpix/Collectables, 1950s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Includes tracks by the Marcels, the Skyliners, Tony & the Twilights, Eddie Friend & the Empires, the Alvans, Ronnie & the Relatives, the Alvans & Tommy Reagan & the Halos. CD
(Small cutout hole through case.)

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Charles Bernstein/Jerry ReedGator – Original Soundtrack ... LP
United Artists, 1976. Very Good ... $18.99
Sure, the film was one of Burt Reynold's cheesier moments of the 70s (he also directed it too!) – but it sports a great little score by Charles Bernstein, one that's got some funky moments you might not normally expect! There's a touch of country at points – given the southern setting common to so many Reynolds movies of the time – but the better cuts bring in some nice jazz funk elements that really expand the groove! Highlights include "Flight In The Night", a slow funky jazz groover that would make anyone on CTI shiver with envy; "Laying The Trap", which has a very similar feel; the horn-heavy "Hannah's Club"; the nice crime/cop number "Swamp Chase"; and the sitar-slinky sex track "Erotica". Other titles include "Leaving Home For A Little While", "Cocktails At The Pool", and "For A Little While". LP, Vinyl record album
(MCA Classics pressing. Cover has a cutout notch & light wear.)

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Don BryantDon't Give Up On Love ... CD
Fat Possum, 2017. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
The first album in decades from Memphis soul legend Don Bryant – a singer who hardly even gave us any recordings back when he was in his prime! Don was one of the lesser lights at the famous Hi Records – not as successful as Ann Peebles or Al Green, but steeped in the same wonderful sound as those great artists – and still going wonderfully strong after all these years! In fact, the album almost feels more like some lost Hi tapes from Bryant's glory days than a contemporary set – as his voice is wonderful, the songs are tight, and both the production and instrumentation have just the right sort of classic approach – soulful, but without overstating things in any sort of cloying "resurrection" mode. Instead, Don's just right on top, and right in the pocket – doing his thing wonderfully on titles that include "Don't Give Up On Love", "I Got To Know", "First You Cry", "It Was Jealousy", "Something About You", "Can't Hide The Hurt", "One Ain't Enough", and "A Nickel & A Nail". CD
Also available Don't Give Up On Love ... LP 12.99

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Don BryantDon't Give Up On Love ... LP
Fat Possum, 2017. New Copy ... $12.99 17.99
The first album in decades from Memphis soul legend Don Bryant – a singer who hardly even gave us any recordings back when he was in his prime! Don was one of the lesser lights at the famous Hi Records – not as successful as Ann Peebles or Al Green, but steeped in the same wonderful sound as those great artists – and still going wonderfully strong after all these years! In fact, the album almost feels more like some lost Hi tapes from Bryant's glory days than a contemporary set – as his voice is wonderful, the songs are tight, and both the production and instrumentation have just the right sort of classic approach – soulful, but without overstating things in any sort of cloying "resurrection" mode. Instead, Don's just right on top, and right in the pocket – doing his thing wonderfully on titles that include "Don't Give Up On Love", "I Got To Know", "First You Cry", "It Was Jealousy", "Something About You", "Can't Hide The Hurt", "One Ain't Enough", and "A Nickel & A Nail". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Don't Give Up On Love ... CD 11.99

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Rodney FranklinLearning To Love ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1982. New Copy ... $9.99
Rodney Franklin's learning to love – and he's learning to groove, too – by adding in just a bit more vocals to his music than before, but still holding onto all the best keyboard strengths of the past! Franklin was really one of the leading lights of the Columbia Records jazz scene of the time – an exceptionally strong artist, and very much his own spirit – yet sadly not as remembered these days as contemporaries like Lonnie Liston Smith or Herbie Hancock. Yet Rodney's got all the range of both of those artists – the same ability to mix jazz, funk, fusion, and soul – the last of which he does here wonderfully, with help from singers Jim Gilstrap, Howard Smith, and Darryl Phinnessee. Yet at the heart of all the tracks are Rodney's nice soulful keyboards – which have the same smooth feel as Bobby Lyle's from the same time – and the same ability to blend wonderfully with lyrics and other instrumentation. The record was produced by Stanley Clarke – and titles include the great "Enuff Is Enuff" – the theme from the early 80s blacksploitation flick One Down Two To Go – plus "Sonshine", "Learning To Love", "Don't Wanna Let You Go", "Sailing", and "That's The Way I Feel Bout Your Love". CD

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Millie JacksonCaught Up (UK pressing – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Spring/Southbound (UK), 1974. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
Seminal 70s southern soul from Millie Jackson – a record that's head and shoulders above most of what she recorded in later years! Before she got all naughty and raunchy, Millie Jackson was one of the best female soul singers to come out of the south – and this album's a work of understated brilliance that brings a new level of emotion and feeling to the music. The whole thing's conceived as a bit of a concept album – one in which Millie's a bit fragile at the start, due to unfulfilled love – then regains her confidence by confronting those around her, and eventually steps forth boldly as a proud, new woman. Jackson put together the record with producer Brad Shapiro – and the overall style is Muscle Shoals, but with a more sophisticated twist – thanks to inventive use of strings alongside the more standard soul rhythms. Highlights include a great remake of "If Loving You Is Wrong, I Don't Want To Be Right" (complete with a nice bit of spoken dialogue!) – plus "I'm Through Trying To Prove My Love To You", "It's Easy Going", "I'm Tired Of Hiding", "Summer (The First Time)", and the great "It's All Over But The Shouting". CD also features 4 bonus tracks – including alternate "live vocal" versions of "I'm Tired Of Hiding", "I'm Through Trying To Prove My Love To You", and "Feel Like Making Love" – and an instrumental called "A House For Sale" by The Muscle Shoals Swampers! CD

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Ira Kris GroupJazzanova ... CD
MPS (Japan), 1971. Used ... $6.99
One of the best lost MPS albums from the classic years – and a very tasty batch of jazzy Brazilian grooves! Guitarist Ira Kris leads a groovy little combo that includes 2 guitars, flute, bass, and drums – and the group runs through a tight set of bossa groovers with a breezy jazzy sound. Highlights include some great versions of "Canto De Ossanha", "Reza", and "Casa Forte" – but the album also has some nice originals like "Inside My Head" and "Juanito". The sound's a bit like a Baden Powell album, but it's a lot more lively – especially since there's 2 guitars jumping around in the mix. Plus, the bassist is the great Jimmy Woode (from the Clark Boland Big Band), and he gives the record a nice soulful bottom sound – more depth than you might expect from the usual bossa jazz record of this nature. CD
(Out of print.)

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Stan LeveyWest Coast Rhythm (Stan Levey Plays The Compositions Of Cooper, Holman, & Giuffre/Happy Minors) ... LP
Bethlehem/Affinity (UK), 1954. Very Good+ ... $5.99
A split UK album – with two rare 10" sessions from 50s Bethlehem Records! Side one features the first album ever from drummer Stan Levey, but a set that already shows his mighty talents as a leader! Stan wisely chose some great songs to work with here – penned by west coast highlights Jimmy Giuffre, Bob Cooper, and Bill Holman – and taken into a small combo mode that really shakes the tunes free of any of the larger Kenton-esque qualities of the composers. Giuffre is on the record – playing baritone in the sextet along with Zoot Sims on tenor, Conte Candoli on trumpet, Claude Williamson on piano, and Max Bennett on bass – about as great of a Bethlehem lineup as you could hope for at the time. Sims brings in a really rich sense of soul tot he record – and titles include "Drum Sticks", "Lightnin' Bug", "Exaktamo", and "Extraversion". Side two features Happy Minors – a hell of a cooker from bassist Red Mitchell – a set that's got a sound that's way more mature and modern than you might guess from the image on the cover! Red's at the helm of a hip combo that also features sharp tenor from Zoot Sims and beautiful work on valve trombone from Bob Brookmeyer – working here at that cool compressed height of his 50s style we love so much. Conte Candoli's in the group on trumpet, giving things a surprising sort of bite – and rhythm is completed by Claude Williamson on piano and Stan Levey on drums – players who can be bold one minute, and carefully quiet the next. Titles include "Kelly Green", "Once In A While", "Bluesology", "Happy Minor", and "Long Ago & Far Away". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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