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Rocket 88sLights Out ... LP
DeLuxe (Italy), 1990. Near Mint- ... $5.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousLights Out: San Francisco ... LP
Blue Thumb, 1972. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
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 cut corner.)

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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
 
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EnchantmentSoft Lights Sweet Music (with bonus track) ... CD
RCA/FTG, 1980. Used ... $7.99
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". CD features a bonus 12" mix of "Settin It Out". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Four TopsNight Lights Harmony ... LP
ABC, 1975. Very Good- ... $0.99
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

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Dave Grusin5 Original Albums (One Of A Kind/Mountain Dance/Out Of The Shadows/Night Lines/Cinemagic) (5CD set) ... CD
GRP (Germany), Late 70s/1980s. New Copy 5CD ... On June 29, 2018
Five full albums from keyboardist Dave Grusin – packaged together in a single set, with tiny LP-styled covers for each CD! First up is one of our favorites – the album One Of A Kind, which is a sweet funky fusion outing that really sums up some of the best Dave Grusin modes of the 70s! This excellent LP from 1977 really captures the best of the Grusin soundtrack style – heard in the 70s on shows like Barretta, or in films like Three Days of the Condor – mellow fusion with a tightly arranged style – lots of nicely isolated instrumentation, and the kind of spare and spacey grooves that you'd expect from a hip CTI session! Musicians include Grover Washington on saxes, Dave Valentin on flute, Ron Carter on bass, and Steve Gadd himself – plus Grusin on a lot of sweet keyboards – and titles include great cut "Modaji", plus "Heart Is A Lonely Hunter", "Catavento", and "Montage". Mountain Dance has a similar vibe, too – nice and lean – and one of Dave's funkier albums of the time – with cuts that include "Captain Caribe", "Rondo", "City Lights", "Rag Bag", and "Mountain Dance". Out Of The Shadows has a nice sort of vibe – not the too-smooth later sound of the GRP label, and instead this nice balance of electric keyboards and acoustic piano – delivered with help from key contemporaries who include Lee Ritenour on guitar and Steve Gadd on drums! Production is nicely understated – and titles include the mellow stepper "Serengeti Walk", plus "Last Train To Paradiso", "She Could Be Mine", "Crystal Morning", "Hokkaido", and "Sweetwater Nights". Night Lines is a record that has Dave Grusin elevating a bit more into the jazz/soul mainstream – as the set has the keyboardist working with a few more crossover modes than before, but all in a way that seems to demonstrate his many years in various kinds of music! The album was a key entry in the new sound of fusion during the mid 80s – maybe a bit sharper than later smooth jazz, but with efforts from some leading lights of that generation to come – including David Sanborn and Marcus Miller. Phoebe Snow sings a bit on the record – which might provide her with one of her more exciting settings in years – and titles include "Power Wave", "Thankful N Thoughtful", "Night Lines", "Tick Tock", "Bossa Baroque", and "Secret Place". Cinemagic is a famous pairing of the keyboards of Dave Grusin with the orchestrations of the London Symphony Orchestra – served up at a level that made the record a giant hit for so many folks who wouldn't have touched a Dave Grusin record a decade before! The tunes are a bit different than usual – all film tunes, as you might expect, delivered in a way that's not afraid to lean on all the sentimental currents of the tunes – which come from films that include Tootsie, Heaven Can Wait, The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter, Three Days Of The Condor, and The Goonies. Titles include "Condor", "An Actor's Life", "It Might Be You", "Heaven Can Wait", "The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter", and "Goodbye For Cathy". CD

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✨✧ Kenny BurrellBlue Lights Vol 2 ... CD
Blue Note, 1958. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Some of Kenny Burrell's best early work! The album catches Kenny in the perfect Blue Note jam session mode of the late 50s – 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 "Rock Salt", "Chuckin", and "Caravan". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ EnchantmentSoft Lights Sweet Music ... LP
RCA, 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 light wear.)

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✨✧ Gerry MulliganNight Lights (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1963. Used ... Out Of Stock
A really nice one from Gerry – an oft-overlooked mid 60s session, one that has him working with a sextet that includes Jim Hall, Art Farmer, and Bob Brookmeyer, in addition to usual Mulligan rhythm-mates Bill Crow and Dave Bailey. There's a nice soulful bottom to the set, and stronger interplay from the horns than you might get in a Mulligan album of a few years before – nothing fancy, but a strong set of original tunes that break from the mode of the 50s. Titles include "Tell Me When", "Festive Minor", "Wee Small Hours", "Prelude In E Minor", and "Night Lights". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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Gene AmmonsStranger In Town ... CD
Prestige, 1954/Early 60s/1970. Used ... $6.99
Classic mellow Jug – from a time when Prestige discovered that Gene Ammons would sell equally well to the mellow jazz crowd as to the jukebox jumpers! This set brings together tracks from 3 Gene Ammons 60s albums – 2 of which were best sellers, Velvet Soul and Sock, the last of which, Night Lights, was a lesser known number cut at the end of the 60s. Tracks are with a number of different groups – a few with a larger one, and others with smaller combo that features either organ or piano. There's a total of 13 tracks in all – and titles include "Calypso Blues", "Nature Boy", "Blue Coolade", "Scam", "Cara Mia", "Night Lights", "Salome's Tune", "Velvet Soul", "Stranger In Town", and "Light N Up". CD
(Out of print. German pressing. Back artwork has a light crease, but is otherwise great.)

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Chet BakerChet Baker In New York (20 bit remaster) ... CD
Riverside, 1958. Used ... $6.99
Quite a great session for Chet Baker – one that has him recording in New York, with a hip lineup that includes some incredibly soulful players! The tunes on the set feature Chet in either quartet or quintet formation – working with Johnny Griffin on tenor, Al Haig on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums. Tracks are longish, and the sound is much more in the mode of Riverside at the time, than the sound of Chet's earlier Pacific Jazz records – and Chet holds his own nicely in this company, giving a hint of the style to come in a few more years. Titles include "Fair Weather", "Hotel 49", "When Lights Are Low", "Solar", and "Blue Thoughts". CD features 1 bonus track. CD
(Out of print. Includes slipcase.)

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Gene Barge, David Matthews, & Andre DavisStony Island – Original Soundtrack ... CD
TK/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99
A sweet set of soundtrack funk – from a film named after one of our favorite streets in Chicago! Although the record's got an approach that's perhaps a bit tighter and smoother than anything going down on Stony in the late 70s, it does manage to share a good deal of styles with the Chi-soul scene of the time – thanks to work on the record from Chicagoans Gene Barge, Sonny Seals, and Tennyson Stephens! Many of the tracks on the set have a bad-walking soul approach – one that's kind of a mixture of funky and bluesy – and these are laid out next to some jazzier instrumentals that we like most of all – tunes that have a great funky soundtrack feel, but with a bit more fusion touches than usual, probably because of the work of David Matthews. Titles include "Percy Fired", "Party Lights", "High Speed Posters", "Back To Business", "Chase The Train", "Gangster City", "Dream Ride", and "Peace Of Mind". CD

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Bon Bones – Yuu Uesugi & Itsumi Komano QuintetMelba's Mood ... CD
Somethin Cool (Japan), 2014. New Copy ... $14.99
A tribute to the legendary trombonist Melba Liston – served up here by a female Japanese duo who greatly continue her legacy in jazz! Like Liston, both Yuu Uesugi and Itsumi Komano can act both as soloists and arrangers – working here in a way that weaves their horns together beautifully over piano, bass, and drums – then breaking out with sublime solos that really demonstrate the different voices of each player. The approach is a bit like some of the smaller combo JJ Johnson/Kai Winding material of the 50s, but the Bon Bones also have a more sophisticated, soulful sound that really lives up to Liston's legacy – especially once the solos get going. Titles include "Oatmeal Cookie", "The Brilliant", "Blue Lights", "Suspender Woman", "Sunflowers", and "Desert Moonlight". CD

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Jerry ButlerGift Of Love ... LP
Vee Jay/Sunset, Early 60s. Very Good ... $2.99
Titles include "Gift Of Love", "September Song", "I Was Wrong", "Come Back My Love", "Butterfly", and "The Lights Went Out". LP, Vinyl record album

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Dennis CoffeyOne Night At Moreys – 1968 ... CD
Omnivore, 1968. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
If there's one thing we know about funk legend Dennis Coffey, it's that we can never get enough of his early work – especially when he's working in his trio with the mighty Lyman Woodard on Hammond! The pair together are fantastic – and have this Detroit-bred version of jazz funk that's even grittier than anything coming out on Prestige Records in the 60s – a vibe that reflects the ties both musicians had to the local soul scene, and also hits at Coffey's great wave of records to come on Sussex in the 70s! But the groove here is even deeper and more open – captured live on long tracks that really take off – so that even if the trio is playing familiar songs, they come out completely unique in the hard-jamming style of the group. The mighty Melvin Davis is on drums – and tracks include very long takes on "Eleanor Rigby", "Cissy Strut", and the great Richard Evans' tune "Burning Spear" – plus "Groovin", "It's Your Thing/Union Station", "Big City Lights", "Mindbender", and "I'm A Midnight Mover" – all previously unreleased! CD

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✨✧ Gap BandGap Band (1979)/Gap Band II/Gap Band III ... CD
Mercury/BGO (UK), 1979/1980. New Copy 2CD ... $15.99
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+ ... $3.99
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
(Cover has large letters in marker on both sides & some pen. Labels have some pen.)

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Russell GarciaWigville (10 inch LP) ... LP
Bethlehem, 1955. Near Mint- ... $18.99
Pure genius from Russ Garcia – one of our favorite arrangers of the 50s, and one of the few who could be modern, swinging, and surprisingly soulful at the same time! The set features Garcia's Wigville Band – a mid 50s ensemble that featured the leading lights of the west coast scene, arranged in a style that had plenty of the tight counterpoint of the time, but which also broke out in these amazingly expressive solos. Charlie Mariano, Bill Holman, and Jimmy Giuffre all get some key moments in on these sides – blowing beautifully in a very small amount of space, but packing some tremendous meaning into their well-crafted solos. Tunes include "Smogville", "The Lonely One", "Rock Road", "Wigville", "Butter Duck", "Then The Lid Blew Off", and "Love Row". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with obi!)

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Joe Gordon with Art BlakeyEarly Sessions (Introducing Joe Gordon/Blakey) ... CD
EmArcy/Fresh Sound (Spain), 1954. Used ... $14.99
A fantastic hard bop reissue! This CD combines two rare early sessions by trumpeter Joe Gordon, a fantastic player who died an early death, and never got to record as much as he should have. One set was recorded under Gordon's name, and the other under the name of Art Blakey – and both albums were only ever issued on rare 10" LPs during the mid 50s, making the reissue even more essential! There's a wonderful pre-Blue Note hardbop sound to the set – 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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Mel HenkeSunset Strip-Per (aka La Dolce Henke) (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Cuca/Modern Harmonic, 1962. New Copy ... $23.99 24.99
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 Beverly Ford, electric violin by Elliott Fisher, and lots of percussion by Larry Bunker and Milt Holland. Titles include "Psychedelic Twisters", "Built", "Let's Put Out The Lights", "Famer John", "All That Meat", and "Woman In Space". This reissue uses the original Cuca cover, and also includes the rare track "77 Sunset Stripper". LP, Vinyl record album
(White vinyl pressing – mono mix!)

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Steve Miller BandRock Love ... CD
Capitol/Elemental (Spain), 1971. New Copy ... $13.99
A really cool little album from the mighty Steve Miller – a set that's half live, half studio, and fully in possession of all Miller's mighty charms! The guitar is fantastic – and really stretches out on some of the longer tracks – but as always with Steve, he's never slavish to his blues-inspired roots – as he always pulls something new out of his bag, and manages to charm the songs tremendously with that great vocal approach of his! It's that quality that's the real Miller magic – that style that helped really push Steve and a rare few of his scene past the cliches of the blues rock scene a few years before – embracing the future while still revering the past, to make music as fantastic as this! Live tracks include "Love Shock", "Blues Without Blame", and "The Gangster Is Back" – and studio numbers are "Rock Love", "Harbor Lights", "Deliverance", and "Let Me Serve You". CD
(Limited edition!)

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Jackie MooreI'm On My Way (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Big Break (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $12.99
A real standout album from Jackie Moore – and a noteworthy comeback after some mellower southern soul recordings in the mid 70s! Jackie's recording here in a style that worked extremely well for Columbia at the time – who had also done successful "southern/modern soul" experiments with the likes of Johnny Taylor and Betty Wright, two of the more leading lights in the Columbia soul stable in the late 70s. Jackie's teamed up with the Philly talents of Bobby Eli, who produced the album, and did most of the arrangements – apart from a few tracks by Norman Harris or Jack Faith – and there's a modern soul glow to the record that really marks a new shift in Moore's music – a style that still has her going deep on the vocals, while stepping out in some warmer Philly rhythms. Titles include "This Time, Baby", "Wrapped Up In Your Lovin", "I'm On My Way", "Can You Tell Me Why", and "Let's Go Somewhere & Make Love". CD features 6 bonus tracks too – including "This Time Baby (12" Mike Mauro disco rmx)", "How's Your Love Life Baby (12" disco)", "This Time Baby (12" inst)", and "How's Your Love Life Baby (12" inst)". CD

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Jackie MooreI'm On My Way/With Your Love ... CD
Columbia/Expansion (UK), 1979/1980. New Copy ... $11.99
Overlooked Columbia Records work from Jackie Moore – two great albums on a single CD! First up is I'm On My Way – a real standout album from Jackie, and a noteworthy comeback after some mellower southern soul recordings in the mid 70s! Jackie's recording here in a style that worked extremely well for Columbia at the time – who had also done successful "southern/modern soul" experiments with the likes of Johnny Taylor and Betty Wright, two of the more leading lights in the Columbia soul stable in the late 70s. Jackie's teamed up with the Philly talents of Bobby Eli, who produced the album, and did most of the arrangements – apart from a few tracks by Norman Harris or Jack Faith – and there's a modern soul glow to the record that really marks a new shift in Moore's music – a style that still has her going deep on the vocals, while stepping out in some warmer Philly rhythms. Titles include "This Time, Baby", "Wrapped Up In Your Lovin", "I'm On My Way", "Can You Tell Me Why", and "Let's Go Somewhere & Make Love". With Your Love is a killer from Jackie Moore – later work, with a smooth modern feel that's quite different than her first recordings! The album has Jackie getting a tight dose of Philly soul from Bobby Eli – who produced and arranged the album at Sigma Sound, and who also wrote a number of tracks on the album. The record's got the feel of some of Jean Carn's work from the time – a great approach, given the deep soul style of Jackie's vocals – and titles include "Just To Be With You", "Helpless", "Walk Away From Love", "With Your Love", "Don't Knock My Love", and a killer remake of "Love Won't Let Me Wait". CD

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✨✧ Oliver NelsonMore Blues & The Abstract Truth ... CD
Impulse/Universal (Japan), 1963. Used ... $9.99
Oliver Nelson's follow-up to his classic Blues & The Abstract Truth session for Impulse – and like that one, a tremendous little album – filled with deep tones and wonderful colors in sound! The group here's a bit larger than before – an ensemble that includes Phil Woods on alto, Ben Webster on tenor, Thad Jones on trumpet, Pepper Adams on baritone, Roger Kellaway on piano, Richard Davis on bass, and Grady Tate on drums. The album includes some superb original compositions by Nelson – just the kind of overlooked jazz numbers that make the set great – and as with most of his arrangements from the time, there's a perfect balance between group force and intimate solo space! Titles include "The Critic's Choice", "Blues & The Abstract Truth", "One For Bob", and 2 versions of Dave Brubeck's "Theme From Mr. Broadway". Also included are two bonus tracks- "One For Phil" and "Night Lights". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available More Blues & The Abstract Truth (with bonus tracks) ... CD 4.99

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Oliver NelsonMore Blues & The Abstract Truth (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Impulse, 1963. Used ... $4.99
Oliver Nelson's follow-up to his classic Blues & The Abstract Truth session for Impulse – and like that one, a tremendous little album – filled with deep tones and wonderful colors in sound! The group here's a bit larger than before – an ensemble that includes Phil Woods on alto, Ben Webster on tenor, Thad Jones on trumpet, Pepper Adams on baritone, Roger Kellaway on piano, Richard Davis on bass, and Grady Tate on drums. The album includes some superb original compositions by Nelson – just the kind of overlooked jazz numbers that make the set great – and as with most of his arrangements from the time, there's a perfect balance between group force and intimate solo space! Titles include "The Critic's Choice", "Blues & The Abstract Truth", "One For Bob", and 2 versions of Dave Brubeck's "Theme From Mr. Broadway". Also included are two bonus tracks- "One For Phil" and "Night Lights". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available More Blues & The Abstract Truth ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ OriginalsOriginals – Essential Collection ... CD
Motown/Spectrum (UK), Early 70s. Used ... $5.99
One of Motown's most overlooked groups – finally given their full due! The Originals were a wonderful harmony soul quartet who mostly recorded for Motown in the 70s, but who also had a lot of older 60s touches in their work – a simpler, more innocent approach to soul that wasn't often shared by some of their contemporaries. Their vocals are clean, pure, and have a sparkling intensity that you don't often associated with Motown – with a raspy soulfulness that made them a favorite group of more than a few, including Marvin Gaye, who was one of their biggest supporters! This 18 track set brings together a very well-selected batch of tunes from their Motown singles and albums – with titles that include "The Bells", "We Got A Way Out Love", "Don't Stop Now", "Lie No 2", "Come Rain Or Shine", "Ooh, I Got A Crush On You", "Don't Turn The Lights Off", "It Could Never Happen", "God Bless Whoever Sent You", "I Like Your Style", "I'm Someone Who Cares", "Baby I'm For Real", and "The Only Time You Love Me". CD

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Phenomenal Hand Clap BandPhenomenal Hand Clap Band ... CD
Friendly Fire, 2009. Used ... $1.99
Diverse dancefloor rock, soul & psychedelia from from Daniel Collas & Sean Marquand and their NYC collective Phenomenal Hand Clap Band – a mix synth and keyboard groovers, percussion rich cosmic grooves! The only previous material we've heard from the Phenomenal Hand Clap Band was a 45 on Truth & Soul that pushed the boundaries of underground funky soul, and they bust in wide open on their full length on the Friendly Fire label – but always with a tight core groove, whether it's a fuzzy kind of funk rock tune, a sinister little psych soul number, an ARP & Moog synth jam. Lots of off kilter instrumentation like harpsichord, mellotron and vibes and glockenspiel finds it's way into the grooves, and guest vocalists include Jon Spencer, Tiombe Lockhart, Carol C and Lady Tigra. Titles include "Journey To Serra Da Estrela", "All Of The Above", "Testimony", "Give It A Rest", "You'll Disappear", "15 To 20", "Dim The Lights", "The Martyr", "Tears", "Baby", "The Circle Is Broken" and more. CD
(Out of print.)

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Ray PricePlease Don't Leave Me ... CD
Southern Routes, 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $7.99 13.99
A really wonderful collection of work by the great Ray Price – a very well-chosen selection of tracks that focuses strongly on his excellent early days, and avoids some of the softer sounds of later years! The Ray heard here is the kind of the honky tonks – working in a midtempo groove that's perfect for blue-tinged vocals – often underscored by steel guitar lines that have a similarly melancholy vibe! This isn't standard weepy country – as Price puts himself out there, but never caves in completely – honest in his feelings, but with his own sense of pride as well. 28 tracks in all – including "Wasted Words", "I've Just Destroyed The World", "Big Shoes", "Heartaches By The Number", "I'll Be There", "The Same Old Me", "It's All Your Fault", "Bubbles In My Beer", "Pride", "The Wild Side Of Life", "Crazy Arms", "Run Boy", "Kissing Your Picture", "Bright Lights & Blonde Haired Women", and "Please Don't Leave Me". CD

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Jill ScottGolden Moments – Jill Scott's Greatest Hits – The Hidden Beach Years 2000 to 2008 ... CD
Hidden Beach, 2000s. New Copy ... $10.99 18.99
A pretty wonderful retrospective of Jill Scott's years at Hidden Beach – timeless, richly emotional neo classic soul from one of the leading lights of her generation! We've been fans of Jill's from the first album onward, and if you're a younger fan, this excellent collection is a great place to come on board. Her early work stood out tremendously back in the day, bringing a natural realness to the contemporary scene, and it's held up perfectly over the years. Includes the unreleased track "I Adore You" – plus a sweet set of classics that includes "Golden", "He Loves Me (Lyzel In E Flat", "Slowly Surely", "Whatever", "The Way", "Cross My Mind", "Comes To Light (Everything)", "Crown Royal", "Hate On Me", "My Love", "It's Love", "Getting' In Thye Way", "Slowly Surely" and more. CD

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✨✧ Lonnie Liston SmithDreams Of Tomorrow/Silhouettes ... CD
Doctor Jazz/Collectables, 1983/1984. Used ... $14.99
Smooth jazzy soul from Lonnie's mid 80s years – two albums recorded when Lonnie was heavily under the sway of Guru Sri Chinmoy! If you've ever heard Chinmoy as a musician, you know that he's not very good – and fortunately, Lonnie keeps him away from the instruments on the record, and only lets him provide spiritual guidance. The style of the sets is surprisingly nice – a smooth extension of Lonnie's work for Columbia, with vocals by Donald Smith, bass by Marcus Miller, sax by David Hubbard, and work by other musicians who are very much in keeping with Lonnie's style. Titles include "Garden Of Peace", "Divine Light", "The Love I See In Your Eyes", "Dreams Of Tomorrow", "City Of Lights", "Enlightenment", and "Silhouettes". CD
(Out of print.)

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Sunny & The SunlinersSmile Now, Cry Later (2017 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Big Crown, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99
One of the greatest albums ever from Sunny & The Sunliners – a classic set of heartbreaking soul that's the Texas equivalent of the best late 60s harmony styles coming out of Spanish Harlem or East LA! The group were a Tex/Mex combo at their core, but on a handful of records like this, they easily take on the leading lights of the late nite group soul crowd – with a sound that's a wonderful evolution of their earlier crossover hit "Talk To Me", inflected by all the deeper soul developments of the 60s. There's a few surprises along the way – including some jazzier moments that really keep things interesting – and titles include "I Want To Make It Up To You", "Everybody Knows", "Hopeless Case", "Stop That Thief", "Hold On I'm Comin", "Sidewinder", "Put Me In Jail", "Smile Now Cry Later", and "Baby I Apologize". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 1000!)

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TamsBest Of The Tams ... LP
123, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Re-recordings of their earlier ABC ("You Lied to Your Daddy", "Girl Don't Bother Me") hits, plus more, for the 123 label. The sound is sort of a late 60's southern soul sound, but with that same sort of slow beach groove that always makes their stuff great, and with the raspy vocals that can make even a stupid song sound tremendously meaningful. Also includes "Too Much Foolin Around", "Stepping Out In The Lights", "Laugh It Off", and "I've Been Hurt". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has discoloration from age, with some ringwear and pen on back.)

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TrammpsBest Of The Trammps ... LP
Atlantic, 1978. Very Good+ ... $1.99
A sweet collection of crisp, uptempo Philly disco, from the Baker Harris Young production team, with a thumpin' Tom Moulton mix. Nine party and club groovers, with some nice ensemble harmonies over the top, a few that you've heard a million times, but if nothing else, they'll bring back memories of those great roller skating days! Includes 'Disco Inferno", "The Night The Lights Went Out", "That's Where The Happy People Go", "Hooked For Life", "Soul Searchin' Time", "I Feel Like I've Been Livin' (On The Dark Side Of The Moon" and "Seasons For Girls". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear & a cutout notch.)

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Dexter WanselWhat The World Is Coming To ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1977. Very Good ... $6.99
Brilliant work from Philly arranger Dexter Wansel – an album that moves the focus back to soul a bit more than on his Life On Mars set, but which also keeps in plenty of jazzy touches! Dexter's groove here is similar to the best work he did with other Philly vocalists in the same time – and the set features guest vocals from Jean Carn and Terri Wells, sliding into a warmly soulful realm on the mellower tracks, and stepping out with a fully jazzed up groove on the more upbeat numbers. Titles include "What The World Is Coming To", "Dreams Of Tomorrow", "Holdin On", "Dance With Me Tonight", "Disco Lights", and "Prelude #1". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some marker.)

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Lyman Woodard OrganizationSaturday Night Special ... CD
Strata/Uuquipleu, 1975. New Copy ... $6.99
Hypnotic organ funk from Lyman Woodard – an old bandmate of Dennis Coffey, and one of the shining lights of the 70s Detroit scene! This is amazing, amazing stuff – Woodard's electric piano, organ and occasional mellotron and Norma Bell's alto saxophone lend a cosmic funk aspect throughout, very much like Death Wish-era Herbie Hancock – with a laidback, tripped-out groove that's really mindblowing! Ron English accents the thing perfectly with his languid guitar and bass groove, while Leonard King and Lorenzo Brown's drumming and percussion can keep the groove adrift, or tear it up in a funky maelstrom depending on the mission of the cut. It's totally essential Strata jazz funk – and a record we've rarely seen in the original pressing. Tracks include "Saturday Night Special", "Joy Road", "Belle Isle Daze", "Creative Musicians", "Cheeba", "On Your Mind", "Allen Barnes", and "Help Me Get Away". CD

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Lyman Woodard OrganizationSaturday Night Special (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Strata/BBE (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
Hypnotic organ funk from Lyman Woodard – an old bandmate of Dennis Coffey, and one of the shining lights of the 70s Detroit scene! This is amazing, amazing stuff – Woodard's electric piano, organ and occasional mellotron and Norma Bell's alto saxophone lend a cosmic funk aspect throughout, very much like Death Wish-era Herbie Hancock – with a laidback, tripped-out groove that's really mindblowing! Ron English accents the thing perfectly with his languid guitar and bass groove, while Leonard King and Lorenzo Brown's drumming and percussion can keep the groove adrift, or tear it up in a funky maelstrom depending on the mission of the cut. It's totally essential Strata jazz funk – and a record we've rarely seen in the original pressing. Tracks include "Saturday Night Special", "Joy Road", "Belle Isle Daze", "Creative Musicians", "Cheeba", "On Your Mind", "Allen Barnes", and "Help Me Get Away". CD features bonus tracks – "Bell Isle Daze (lost alt mix)" and "Saturday Night Special (lost alternate mix)". CD
Also available Saturday Night Special (with bonus tracks) ... LP 28.99

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Lyman Woodard OrganizationSaturday Night Special (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Strata/BBE (UK), 1975. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $28.99 30.99
Hypnotic organ funk from Lyman Woodard – an old bandmate of Dennis Coffey, and one of the shining lights of the 70s Detroit scene! This is amazing, amazing stuff – Woodard's electric piano, organ and occasional mellotron and Norma Bell's alto saxophone lend a cosmic funk aspect throughout, very much like Death Wish-era Herbie Hancock – with a laidback, tripped-out groove that's really mindblowing! Ron English accents the thing perfectly with his languid guitar and bass groove, while Leonard King and Lorenzo Brown's drumming and percussion can keep the groove adrift, or tear it up in a funky maelstrom depending on the mission of the cut. It's totally essential Strata jazz funk – and a record we've rarely seen in the original pressing. Tracks include "Saturday Night Special", "Joy Road", "Belle Isle Daze", "Creative Musicians", "Cheeba", "On Your Mind", "Allen Barnes", and "Help Me Get Away". Features bonus tracks "Saturday Night Special (lost alt mix)" and "Bell Isle Daze (lost alt mix)". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Saturday Night Special (with bonus tracks) ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Coleman HawkinsHawk Flies High (Original Master Recording)(gold SACD pressing) ... CD
Riverside/Mobile Fidelity, 1957. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A key album in the reintroduction of Coleman Hawkins in the late 50s – recorded in a style that still bears a lot of traces of earlier years, but at a time when Hawk was being claimed as a key influence by a variety of younger modernists! The set's got a sense of freedom that's really surprising – especially on the longer numbers, which unfold with some playful instrumental twists that seem to come especially from trumpeter Idrees Sulieman and trombonist JJ Johnson – both of whom are great on the record. Other players include Hank Jones on piano, Barry Galbraith on guitar, and Oscar Pettiford on bass – and titles include "Juicy Fruit", "Think Deep", "Blue Lights", "Sancticity", and "Chant". CD
(Out of print, gold hybrid SACD pressing!)

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✨✧ Teddy PendergrassTeddy Pendergrass Greatest Hits ... CD
Philadelphia International, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sublime stuff! When Teddy left Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, he was making one of the best moves of his career – as you'll hear on these amazing tracks, totally perfect bits of modern soul that moved the career of Teddy up about a zillion notches, and which also had a profound effect on the overall development of male soul vocals. 15 tracks in all – including "Turn Off The Lights", "Close the Door", "Love TKO", "I Don't Love You Anymore", "The More I Get, The More I Want", "The Whole Town's Laughing At Me", "You Can't Hide From Yourself", and the amazing "Come Go With Me". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Sun RaFriendly Galaxy ... CD
Leo (UK), 1991. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A reigned-in, but great later live set from the Sun Ra Arkestra – recorded in 1991, and featuring a nice mix of traditional themes and older Ra favorites – all presented with the sort of focus that we like best from his older European live sets of the late 70s and early 80s! As with many Ra concerts, the work begins with a raging introduction – a 4 minute percussion jam – but then slides into lighter readings of tracks that include "Lights On A Satellite", "Alabama", "Prelude To A Kiss", "Blue Lou", and "We Travel The Spaceways" – mostly done in versions that allow for a strong focus on Ra's piano lines. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Jimmy ReedJimmy Reed At Carnegie Hall/Best Of Jimmy Reed (Gold CD) ... CD
Vee Jay/Ultra Disc, 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Rollicking country-tinged blues from Jimmy Reed and an incredible group of backing musicians – actually not captured in the opulent grandeur of Carnegie Hall – and probably all the better for it! Prior to the original double LP release of Jimmy Reed At Carnegie Hall, Reed headlined a Blues At Carnegie Hall event, and though the performance was not recorded for a live album release he went on the cut a similar set list with varying players that included Lonnie Brooks, Phil Upchurch and Eddie Tayor on guitar, Willie Dixon on bass, Earl Phillips and Albert King on tracks. It's really wonderful stuff, obvious epiphany material for loads of rockers and young players on both the US and British blues scenes to come! 23 tracks in all: "Bright Lights Big City", "I'm Mr Luck", "Found Joy", "Kind Of Lonesome", "Tell Me You Love Me", "Hold Me Close", "Baby What You Want Me To Do", "Blue Blue Water", "Hush Hush", "Found Love", "Honest I Do", "You Got Me Dizzy", "Boogie In The Dark", "Take Out Some Insurance", "The Sun Is Shining" and lots more! CD
(Out of print gold CD.)

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✨✧ Walker BrothersSun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore ... CD
Smash/Elemental (Spain), 1966. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A seminal album from the mighty Walker Brothers – the group that featured the young Scott Walker before he leapt out onto his legendary solo career! The style here is a bit different than Scott's solo work – or maybe like his first two albums, a bit – a mix of Brill Building pop and soul influences, the latter of which really make the music great – as Scott, Gary, and John Walker (not related – not even their real names!) work with some great American tunes from both sides of the fence, and really make magic – thanks to top-shelf production that echoes a Phil Spector mode, and which cements the mix of soul and pop at a level that made them huge in the UK beat scene of the 60s. Titles include the classic "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore", plus "Everything's Gonna Be All Right", "Don't Fight It", "Take It Like A Man", "I Need You", "My Love Is Growing", "Young Man Cried", "People Get Ready", and "After The Lights Go Out". CD
(Limited edition!)

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✨✧ Walker BrothersSun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Smash/Elemental (Spain), 1966. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A seminal album from the mighty Walker Brothers – the group that featured the young Scott Walker before he leapt out onto his legendary solo career! The style here is a bit different than Scott's solo work – or maybe like his first two albums, a bit – a mix of Brill Building pop and soul influences, the latter of which really make the music great – as Scott, Gary, and John Walker (not related – not even their real names!) work with some great American tunes from both sides of the fence, and really make magic – thanks to top-shelf production that echoes a Phil Spector mode, and which cements the mix of soul and pop at a level that made them huge in the UK beat scene of the 60s. Titles include the classic "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore", plus "Everything's Gonna Be All Right", "Don't Fight It", "Take It Like A Man", "I Need You", "My Love Is Growing", "Young Man Cried", "People Get Ready", and "After The Lights Go Out". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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✨✧ Philly Joe JonesMo' Joe ... CD
Black Lion (UK), 1968. Used ... Out Of Stock
A killer session that matches the talents of American drum genius Philly Joe Jones with some of the leading lights in British jazz! The set was recorded in London in 1968, at that perfect moment when the Brit jazz scene was turning towards new ideas of modernism, but hadn't yet strayed too far from the tight swing that characterized most of its playing since the postwar years. Philly leads a group that includes Kenny Wheeler on trumpet, Chris Pyne on trombone, Pete King on alto, and Harold McNair on tenor and flute. King and McNair are some of our favorite players ever, rarely reissued on CD or LP – and the set gives them plenty of free reign to solo madly in a bop-heavy environment. Titles include "Gone Gone Gone", "Trailways Express", "Mo Joe", and "Ladybird". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Latin Blues Band Featuring Luis AvilesTake A Trip Pussycat ... LP
Speed, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Jackie MooreI'm On My Way/With Your Love ... CD
Columbia/Expansion (UK), 1979/1980. Used ... Out Of Stock
Overlooked Columbia Records work from Jackie Moore – two great albums on a single CD! First up is I'm On My Way – a real standout album from Jackie, and a noteworthy comeback after some mellower southern soul recordings in the mid 70s! Jackie's recording here in a style that worked extremely well for Columbia at the time – who had also done successful "southern/modern soul" experiments with the likes of Johnny Taylor and Betty Wright, two of the more leading lights in the Columbia soul stable in the late 70s. Jackie's teamed up with the Philly talents of Bobby Eli, who produced the album, and did most of the arrangements – apart from a few tracks by Norman Harris or Jack Faith – and there's a modern soul glow to the record that really marks a new shift in Moore's music – a style that still has her going deep on the vocals, while stepping out in some warmer Philly rhythms. Titles include "This Time, Baby", "Wrapped Up In Your Lovin", "I'm On My Way", "Can You Tell Me Why", and "Let's Go Somewhere & Make Love". With Your Love is a killer from Jackie Moore – later work, with a smooth modern feel that's quite different than her first recordings! The album has Jackie getting a tight dose of Philly soul from Bobby Eli – who produced and arranged the album at Sigma Sound, and who also wrote a number of tracks on the album. The record's got the feel of some of Jean Carn's work from the time – a great approach, given the deep soul style of Jackie's vocals – and titles include "Just To Be With You", "Helpless", "Walk Away From Love", "With Your Love", "Don't Knock My Love", and a killer remake of "Love Won't Let Me Wait". CD
Also available I'm On My Way/With Your Love ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ Tim BowmanInto The Blue ... CD
Purpose, 2017. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Guitarist Tim Bowman has a mighty nice touch – a smooth, soulful style that hearkens back to the 70s sound of George Benson – with a well-rounded vibe that's perfect for the R&B inflections in the instrumentation! Bowman's got a very strong sense of color – and rings out these strong waves from his strings with effortless ease – sometimes mixing in a bit of acoustic with the electric, to bring a raspy core to the record – but also just great when he's soaring along in a plugged-in mode! A few tracks feature guest vocals – which furthers the blend of soul and jazz in Tim's music – and the production is nicely understated in an indie way – which also helps avoid any too-mainstream smooth jazz cliches. Titles include "City Lights", "All I Need Is Love", "Love Forever More", "Boss", "Seaside Drive", "Tan Hermosa", "Amazing Grace Party", and "Detroit Funk". CD

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✨✧ Yasuko AgawaGravy ... CD
Victor (Japan), 1984. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the hippest records ever from Japanese vocalist Yasuko Agawa – a set that features a fair bit of arrangements and productions from Augie Johnson, all in the best blend of jazz and soul used on his At Home productions in the US! Augie also sings a bit in the background on the record – working with his Dog House group, a bit in a LA Boppers sort of style – but Yasuko's clearly the main star, and does a great job of stepping out with English lyrics on a host of slinky, jazzy soul numbers. The set features a great version of the Japanese fusion classic "LA Night" – plus other hip fusion-styled tunes that include "The Music", "Gravy", "Meant To Be", "Red Lights", "Dance Mary Dance", "Who You Are", and "Catch It Fore It Falls". CD
(K2 HD Pro Mastering – HQ CD!)

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✨✧ JaylibChampion Sound – The Remix (with download) ... LP
Stones Throw, 2003/2007. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Madlib looks back at his classic collabo with J Dilla – the eternal Champion Sound LP – with a solid batch remixes, including a previously unreleased cut from the sessions! That jam, "Da Rawkus" is a swirling should-be classic, but the full set is solid, too – putting the some different lights than the original LP mixes, but still worthy – from the beatbox heavy "The Official (Rap Circle Mix)", to alternate mixes with featuring fairly straight forward boombap, to moodier interludes, to dub-tinged versions and beyond. Other tracks include ""Heavy (Chronic Mix)", "Strapped (Four-4 Mix)", "Da Rawkus (Sir Bang Version)", "The Mission (Stringed Out Mix)", "Survival Test (Rasta Dub Remix)" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(First time on vinyl! Includes download.)

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✨✧ Clifford Jordan & John GilmoreBlowing In From Chicago ... CD
Blue Note, 1957. Used ... Out Of Stock
A landmark session that features two of the greatest tenor talents to emerge from the rich Chicago scene of the 50s! Jordan was well-known to jazz fans, or would be within a few years – but Gilmore's rarely heard in this sort of setting, as most of his recording career was spent in the company of Sun Ra's Arkestra. The record features the duo in a twin-tenor frontline, with backing by Horace Silver, Curly Russell, and Art Blakey. Ostensibly a blowing session, but much tighter than you'd expect – and with a hard heavy Blue Note groove. Titles include "Evil Eye", "Status Quo", "Bo-Till", and "Blue Lights". CD features the bonus track "Let It Stand". CD
(Out of print pre-RVG version.)

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✨✧ Joe KennedyDefinitive Black & Blue Sessions – Falling In Love With Love ... CD
Black & Blue (France), 1980. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic set from jazz violinist Joe Kennedy – a lesser-known talent on the instrument, but an artist who really shines here in the relaxed, open style of this French session for the Black & Blue label! Maybe it's because the French have always had more of a respect for jazz violin than we have, or maybe it's because Joe's just a great musician – but whatever the case, the album's got this soulful clarity that comes through right from the very first note – a reminder that, in the right hands – like Eddie South or Stuff Smith – the violin can be a fantastic vehicle for jazz soloing. Of course, it also helps that the rest of the group is great too – with Hank Jones on piano, Major Holley on bass, and Oliver Jackson on drums – on titles that include "On Green Dolphin Street", "The Major", "Wind Blown Blues", "Day In Day Out", and "When Lights Are Low". CD also features four unissued alternate takes! CD

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✨✧ Sunny & The SunlinersSmile Now, Cry Later ... CD
Big Crown, Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the greatest albums ever from Sunny & The Sunliners – a classic set of heartbreaking soul that's the Texas equivalent of the best late 60s harmony styles coming out of Spanish Harlem or East LA! The group were a Tex/Mex combo at their core, but on a handful of records like this, they easily take on the leading lights of the late nite group soul crowd – with a sound that's a wonderful evolution of their earlier crossover hit "Talk To Me", inflected by all the deeper soul developments of the 60s. There's a few surprises along the way – including some jazzier moments that really keep things interesting – and titles include "I Want To Make It Up To You", "Everybody Knows", "Hopeless Case", "Stop That Thief", "Hold On I'm Comin", "Sidewinder", "Put Me In Jail", "Smile Now Cry Later", and "Baby I Apologize". CD
Also available Smile Now, Cry Later (2017 Black Friday Release) ... LP 20.99
 
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✨✧ Lumsdaine/Vine/SculthorpeGarden Of Earthly Delights/Oboe Concerto/Piano Concerto – David Pereira/David Nuttall/Ian Monro/Diego Masson/Australian Youth Orchestra ... CD
Tall Poppies (Australia), 1997. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 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)... 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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✨✧ 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
(Tan label pressing.)

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✨✧ Roberta FlackBlue Lights In The Basement ... LP
Atlantic, 1977. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A sweet 70s classic from Roberta Flack – recorded with a mellow jazzy undercurrent that really fits the spirit of the title! The set's a bit more varied in moods than some of Flack's previous Atlantic efforts – showing a stretching of wings from Roberta, but still very much in some righteous territory overall – given that Eugene McDaniels is overseeing the record on production. Arrangements are by Harry Whittaker, Hugh McCrackin, Leon Pendarvis, and Roberta herself – and instrumentation is warmly electric, yet never too slick to wash away the deeper soul of Flack's vocals. Titles include "The Closer I Get To You", "Why Don't You Move In With Me", "Love Is The Healing", "Soul Deep", "Where I'll Find You", "25th Of Last December", "This Time I'll Be Sweeter", and "Fine Fine Day". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and a lightly bent corner.)

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✨✧ Kirk Lightsey with Marcus BelgraveKirk N Marcus ... CD
Criss Cross (Netherlands), 1986. Used ... $24.99
Righteous jazz from these two Detroit legends – Lightsey on piano and Belgrave on trumpet – with Jean Toussaint on tenor, Santi DeBriano on bass, and Eddie Gladden on drums. Titles include "Marcus' Mates", "Windmill", "Lower Bridge Level", and "Golden Legacy". CD
(Out of print.)

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Jimmy McGriffCity Lights ... LP
Jam, 1981. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Nice back to basics work – with Bill Easley on alto, Harold Vick on tenor, Danny Moore on trumpet, Jimmy Ponder on guitar, and Idris Muhammad on drums! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Lou ReedCity Lights – Classic Performances By Lou Reed ... LP
Arista, 1986. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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VariousDoo Wop Delights (4CD set) ... CD
Proper (UK), 1950s. Used 4 CDs ... $11.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousTechnicolor Paradise – Rhum Rhapsodies & Other Delights (3CD set) ... CD
Numero, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 3CD ... $26.99 34.98
An insane new chapter in the mighty legacy of the Numero Group – not the rare soul, obscure psych, or underground folk the label has covered with other releases – but instead a huge batch of under-discovered gems from the exotica scene of the postwar years – essentially the farther reaches of the bigger scene that had stars like Martin Denny and Les Baxter in the spotlight! In case you're not hip, the exotica groove is kind of a hipper take on the Pacific Islands sounds – not mainstream Hawaiian music, but instead usually small combo material that has lots of percussion mixed with electric instrumentation, either on guitar or keyboards – set to imagined themes of life in the south seas, often in a very cool mix of jazz and dreamy modes. The music here is every bit as well-researched and deeply-dug as that on other Numero compilations – and it's fascinating to hear just how many folks were influenced by the huge exotic movement of the late 50s – and were motivated to turn out their own takes on the music, sometimes with styles that rivaled that of the big records of the time – sometimes with very weird and offbeat modes that are even more striking! As always with Numero, the presentation is superb – a huge set of notes with an equally large amount of music – all served up in a mighty handsome package, with work by Bill & Jean Bradway, The Shelltones, The Voodoos, The Jaguars, Jerry & The Catalinas, The Gems, The Blazers, Chayns, The Palatons, Red Harrison & His Zodiacs, The Melody Mates, The Monzas, Carmen, Darla Hood, The Baton Of Andre Brummer, Joan Joyce Trio, The Castiles, The Potted Palm, Don Sargent & His Buddies, Clyde Derby, Chico Jose, Arnie Derksen & Chise, The Slaves, Bruce Norman Quintet, and many more. CD
Also available Technicolor Paradise – Rhum Rhapsodies & Other Delights (3LP set) ... LP 38.99

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VariousTechnicolor Paradise – Rhum Rhapsodies & Other Delights (3LP set) ... LP
Numero, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 3LP ... $38.99 49.98
An insane new chapter in the mighty legacy of the Numero Group – not the rare soul, obscure psych, or underground folk the label has covered with other releases – but instead a huge batch of under-discovered gems from the exotica scene of the postwar years – essentially the farther reaches of the bigger scene that had stars like Martin Denny and Les Baxter in the spotlight! In case you're not hip, the exotica groove is kind of a hipper take on the Pacific Islands sounds – not mainstream Hawaiian music, but instead usually small combo material that has lots of percussion mixed with electric instrumentation, either on guitar or keyboards – set to imagined themes of life in the south seas, often in a very cool mix of jazz and dreamy modes. The music here is every bit as well-researched and deeply-dug as that on other Numero compilations – and it's fascinating to hear just how many folks were influenced by the huge exotic movement of the late 50s – and were motivated to turn out their own takes on the music, sometimes with styles that rivaled that of the big records of the time – sometimes with very weird and offbeat modes that are even more striking! As always with Numero, the presentation is superb – a huge set of notes with an equally large amount of music – all served up in a mighty handsome package, with work by Bill & Jean Bradway, The Shelltones, The Voodoos, The Jaguars, Jerry & The Catalinas, The Gems, The Blazers, Chayns, The Palatons, Red Harrison & His Zodiacs, The Melody Mates, The Monzas, Carmen, Darla Hood, The Baton Of Andre Brummer, Joan Joyce Trio, The Castiles, The Potted Palm, Don Sargent & His Buddies, Clyde Derby, Chico Jose, Arnie Derksen & Chise, The Slaves, Bruce Norman Quintet, and many more. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Technicolor Paradise – Rhum Rhapsodies & Other Delights (3CD set) ... CD 26.99

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✨✧ Herb Alpert & The Tijuana BrassWhipped Cream & Other Delights (pic disc version) ... LP
A&M/Shout Factory, 1965. Used (reissue)... 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". First time ever on pic disc – and a beautiful pressing! LP, Vinyl record album
(In the original cover, including the poster.)

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✨✧ SwallowtailFlights Of Fancy ... LP
Rooster, 1985. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Kenny BarronFirst Half Highlights ... CD
32 Jazz/Muse, Early 70s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Nicely overstuffed CD that brings together some excellent tracks from Kenny Barron's early work as a leader for the Muse label! Barron spent a good part of the 60s working with one of Dizzy Gillespie's great groups, and by the time of these recordings, he'd emerged as a strong soul jazz modernist, with a good sense of modal rhythmic lines, and a style that mixed up funky jazz and spiritual post-Coltrane freedom. There's a total of 9 cuts on the CD, many of them long – and titles include "Swamp Demon", "Al Kifha", "Voyage", "Baiana", "Jungle Plum", and "Here's That Rainy Day". CD
(Out of print, penmark through barcode.)

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Les BaxterHell's Belles (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Sidewalk/La La Land, 1969. New Copy ... $4.99 19.98
Fantastic funkiness! Although Les Baxter's best known for his easy listening work in the late 50s/early 60s, this 1969 biker flick soundtrack is a motherlode of funky funky tracks, and a veritable cornucopia of breakbeats. The drums are nice and hard, and there's plenty of fuzzy guitars to give a razor sharp edge to the groove! A few tracks have vocals, but it's the funk rock instrumentals that drive this one into pulp soundtrack classic status. Highlights include the classics "Hogin' Machine" and "Hot Wind", but there's lots of other nice ones like "Soul Groove", "Chain Fight", "Dan's Theme", "Scoobee Doo" and the killer "Wheels (Main Title Theme)". This great limited edition CD version has a 4 bonus tracks made up of the full version of the end title song, medleys of shorter cues from the film, instrumental bits and more. "Travelin' Man", "Take It From Me (Source)/Gila Monster/Cathy Left Behind /Mongoose Gets Beans", "Gang Rides Through The Hills/Tosses Bike Over Bank/Snake Or Rope" and more. CD
(Now out of print!! Limited to 1200 copies!)

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Willie BoboUno Dos Tres/Spanish Grease ... CD
Verve, 1966. Used ... $13.99
Nice nice reissue of two rare Latin soul albums that Willie Bobo recorded for Verve in the mid 60s! Uno Dos Tres is certainly one of Willie's best-ever albums, and it's paired here with Spanish Grease, which is monsterously hard to find on vinyl. Both records are filled with groovy numbers that hit the good mix of soul and Latin that was coming out of the New York scene at the time. Highlights include the amazing "Fried Neckbones & Some Home Fries" (one of our all-time faves!), plus "Boogaloo In Room 802", "Spanish Grease", "Elation", "Nessa", "I Remember Clifford", "Night Song", and groovy vocal and instrumental takes on "It's Not Unusual". 22 cuts in all, and very nicely packaged! CD
(Out of print.)

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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

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Albert CollinsCold Snap ... LP
Alligator, 1986. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Features Mel Brown on rhythm guitar and Jimmy McGriff on keyboards – plus work by The Uptown Horns! Titles include "I Ain't Drunk", "Cash Talkin", "Bending Like A Willow Tree", "Lights Are On But Nobody's Home", and "Fake ID". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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FrootsIssue 418 – Spring 2018 ... Magazine
Froots (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $18.99
False Lights are on the cover this time around – and the issue also features a look at music festivals coming in 2018, as well as a download for a 16 track album too! Other articles include looks at Buffy Sainte Marie, Dobells, Martin Hayes, Muddy Gurdy, Molly Drake, Cath & Phil Tyler, and Kings Of The South Seas – plus the folk awards for 2018. New bigger size, too! Magazine

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Dexter GordonClubhouse (RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1965. Used ... $8.99
Rare Blue Note work from Dexter Gordon – an album that was recorded during Gordon's legendary run for the label in the 60s, but not issued until a brief vinyl pressing nearly 15 years later! The record's got Gordon vamping in tight hardbop formation – a sound that's strongly 60s Blue Note all the way through, and which shows the great control that the label helped bring to Dex's music – giving him new focus and energy to take off on much freer flights later in the 60s. Other players on the date include Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Barry Harris on piano, Billy Higgins on drums, and Bob Cranshaw on bass – and Hubbard's trumpet is an especially welcome element here on the more upbeat numbers. Titles include "Hanky Panky", "Jodi", "Lady Iris B", "Clubhouse", and "Devilette". CD
(Out of print. BMG club pressing.)

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Victor GouldEarthlings ... CD
Criss Cross (Netherlands), 2018. New Copy ... $14.99 18.99
Darkly beautiful sounds from pianist Victor Gould – an up-and-coming player who's also turning into a hell of a leader too! Vic works here with a fantastic core trio – Dezron Douglas on bass and Eric McPherson on drums – both players who are perfectly suited to set up the right sort of arcing, angling elements that fit the mode of Gould's piano – which seems to run up and down in these blocky flights of deeper tones that are completely wonderful! The album also features guest horns on about half the set – the soprano sax of Tim Warfield on three tracks, and the alto of Godwin Louis on three more – plus some light percussion from Khalil Kwame Bell. Titles include the originals "Rise", "Resilience", "Spider", and "Blues On Top" – plus versions of "Love Vibrations", "Farewell To Dogma", "Earthlings", and "Con Alma". CD

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✨✧ Johnny GriffinDo Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1963. Used ... $15.99
A moodier session than usual for Griff – but in a nice way – and one that's cut with Buddy Montgomery on vibes and piano, and handled in a laidback soul jazz mode that's a refreshing change from some of his sharper hardbop sides! Highlights include the extended original "Slow Burn", plus renditions of the classics "Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me" and "The Midnight Sun Will Never Set". The group's completed by Monk Montgomery on bass and Art Taylor on drums – and in a way, the album sort of feels like one of Monk and Buddy's Mastersounds sessions, with the added touch of a horn player! CD
(Out of print.)

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Hubert LawsFlute By-Laws ... LP
Atlantic, 1966. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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
(Red & green label pressing.)

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Les Jazz ModesLes Jazz Modes (2 LPs on 1 CD) ... CD
Dawn/Blue Moon (Spain), 1956. Used ... $4.99
Excellent reissue of this haunting bit of jazz by one of the most unique groups in the business. The set includes the full tracks from two of their rare Dawn LPs, plus one bonus track – and the whole thing's repackaged in a very sharp package with 24 bit remastering that makes the CD sound way better than the crackly old LPs ever did! Charlie Rouse's tenor is great, and sounds quite different than on his recordings with Monk. Gildo Mahones plays piano, and he really hits some nice moody lines that don't ever show up on his records with Lambert, Hendricks, and Ross. 16 tracks in all, and titles include "Strange Tale", "Garden Delights", "Stallion", "Blue Modes", and "Episode". CD
(Out of print.)

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LoveForever Changes (50th anniversary edition – 4CD/DVD/LP set) ... CD
Elektra, 1967. New Copy 4CD, DVD & LP set (reissue)... $92.99 99.99
What can we say? This is one of the greatest albums of all time! The record's got a sound that's completely unique – as crack LA garage punk rock meets Hollywood baroque production, and the result is an amazing bit of loud guitar noise backed by strings and horns, all graced by the godlike vocals of the great Arthur Lee. Forever Changes is a milestone in rock – an incredibly bleak document about insanity, escape, and the coming revolution that never happened. Think of all the best moments of Wild In The Streets, Zabriske Point, and Invocation of My Demon Brother rolled into one – and you'll only have a tiny slice of the picture! A record that will haunt us until the day we die – filled with incredible songs like "Alone Again Or", "Old Man", "Daily Planet", "Red Telephone", and "Maybe The People Would Be The Times Or Between Clark & Hilldale". This fantastic package is the most comprehensive we've ever seen of the album – one that maybe even outdoes efforts like this for records by The Beach Boys or Velvet Underground! CD1 features the album in stereo, CD 2 features the album in mono, CD 3 features an obscure alternate mix, and CD4 features singles and outtakes – including "Wonder People (outtake)", "Alone Again Or (mono single)", "Laughing Stock", "Your Mind & We Belong Together (tracking session highlights)", "Wooly Bully (outtake)", "Hummingbirds (demo)", "A House Is Not A Motel (single)", "Red Telephone (tracking session)", "Live & Let Live (backing track)", "Andmoreagain (alt electric backing track)", and "A House is Not A Motel (backing track)". Also comes with a DVD that features 24/96 remaster of the album – and a rare promo film from 1968! Also includes the album on 180 gram vinyl. And includes a booklet with liner notes, including track by track notes by author Ted Olson. CD
(50th anniversary numbered limited edition pressing!)

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Oxford AmericanOxford American No 101 – Summer 2018 ... Magazine
University Of Central Arkansas, 2018. New Copy ... $7.99
A special Southern Journeys summer issue of Oxford American – with a theme that highlights shifting tides and tensions in recent years. The issue explores the southern scene with the usual verve we always love in the magazine – as articles include stories on the cycle of storm and development on the sunken coast by Justin Nobel, the role of family in the Cuban homeland by Lucas Loredo, tragedy in the Big South Fork by Lisa Coffman, and cross-country journeys of migrant workers by Daniel Blue Tyx. Plus, Noah Gallagher Shannon presents an "Atlanta Hellride", Oasayi Endolyn visits the FAMU farm, Renee Simms researches her grandmother's home, and John T Edge tipples some Dixie vodka. The issue also has added fiction and poetry, lots of artwork, and a great article on Florida by Sarah Viren. Magazine

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✨✧ Bud PowellBud Powell Trio Plays ... CD
Roulette/EMI, 1947/1953. Used ... $7.99
Seminal sounds from the great Bud Powell – recorded right at an early moment when the pianist was bursting into Birdland fame – working here with a key trio that features Curley Russell on bass and a young Max Roach on drums! Bud seems to have a bit more color in his keys here than in later years – a sense of tone that's balanced by his increasingly deft flights on the keys – that amazing command of imagination and energy that makes a record like this one of the best bold statements of modernism from the bop generation. Many tunes are older standards, but transformed in Bud's hands – partly given a nod to the midtown modes from other players of the postwar years, then completely dismantled once the solos take off. Titles include "Buds Bubble", "Burt Covers Bud", "Off Minor", "I Should Care", "I'll Remember April", and "Everything Happens To Me". CD features 16 tracks in all! CD
(Out of print.)

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Minnie RipertonCome To My Garden (2nd pressing) ... LP
Janus, 1970. Very Good ... $39.99
Mindblowing work from Minnie Riperton – her first solo album, cut at the end of the 60s, after a number of years of work with the group Rotary Connection. The album builds off the now famous sound of Rotary Connection – but takes it to the next level, with arch-baroque production by the great Charles Stepney – who couches Minnie's fantastic vocals in a suite of shimmering soulful tracks that mix strings, horns, jazzy piano, and slight touches of bouncing rhythms. The overall sound is impossible to describe – sort of a cross between Burt Bacharach on A&M, Scott Walker's 3rd album, and the sound of Marvin Gaye's What's Goin' On. The album's pure genius all the way through – one of the highlights of the Chicago scene of the 60s – and proof that Riperton, Stepney, and crew were shooting for the outer limits of soul music! Titles include "Les Fleur", "Only When I'm Dreaming", "Rainy Day In Centerville", "Memory Band", "Expecting", "Whenever Wherever", and "Oh, By The Way". LP, Vinyl record album

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Pharoah SandersOh Lord, Let Me Do No Wrong ... CD
Columbia/Signature, 1987. Used ... $18.99
Later work by Pharoah – and a record that still has some worthwhile moments! The group features electric piano by Donald Smith and acoustic piano by William Henderson – and the groove is a mixture of spiritual soul jazz with a few more lackluster numbers that can easily be skipped over. At the best moments, Pharoah is blowing with all his classic magic – crafting the sort of long and raspy lines that always grab us immediately, as the rhythm section comps out modally behind him, setting up a soulfully swinging groove. Highlights include a version of Coltrane's "Equinox", done in a building modal way that stays very faithful to the original, and a long version of "Out Of This World", one that runs for 14 minutes, building into a straight jazz groove that layers sound upon sound upon sound. Leon Thomas sings pretty weakly on a few cuts – so stick to the instrumental ones! Other tracks include "Next Time You See Me", "If It Wasn't For A Woman", and "Polka Dots & Moonbeams". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Pharoah SandersOh Lord, Let Me Do No Wrong ... LP
Doctor Jazz, 1987. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Later work by Pharoah – and a record that still has some great moments! The group features electric piano by Donald Smith and acoustic piano by William Henderson – and the groove is a mixture of spiritual soul jazz with a few more lackluster numbers that can easily be skipped over. At the best moments, Pharoah is blowing with all his classic magic – crafting the sort of long and raspy lines that always grab us immediately, as the rhythm section comps out modally behind him, setting up a soulfully swinging groove. Highlights include a version of Coltrane's "Equinox", done in a building modal way that stays very faithful to the original, and a long version of "Out Of This World", one that runs for 14 minutes, building into a straight jazz groove that layers sound upon sound upon sound. Leon Thomas sings pretty weakly on a few cuts – so stick to the instrumental ones! Other tracks include "Next Time You See Me", "If It Wasn't For A Woman", and "Polka Dots & Moonbeams". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and clear tape on the spine.)

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Pharoah SandersSummun Bukmun Umyun – Deaf Dumb Blind ... LP
Impulse/Anthology, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99 16.99
Pharoah Sanders is working here with some excellent horn players in the frontline – Woody Shaw on trumpet and Gary Bartz on alto sax – both of whom really bring a lot of power to the record! As with some of Sanders' other Impulse albums of the period, the record only features two long songs – both of them great, and both of them balanced between more modal moments, and freer flights of jazz expression. Bartz and Shaw are obviously well suited for both of these sides of the spectrum – as are the other players, who include Lonnie Liston Smith on piano, Cecil McBee on bass, and Clifford Jarvis on drums. Nathaniel Bettis and Anthony Wiles play additional percussion – as do some of the other members of the group from time to time. Both tracks build with a stretched-out, organic quality – and titles include "Summun Bukmun Umyun" and "Let Us Go Into the House of the Lord". LP, Vinyl record album

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Billy TaylorOne For Fun ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1959. New Copy ... $9.99
It might not be the frolic that the title implies, but that's a plus – because this a straight-up solid early album from Taylor – recorded in tight trio format, with that no-nonsense soulful approach that made him a star player from the start! The group features the great (and underrated) Earl May on bass and Kenny Dennis on drums – both of whom help Taylor work some simple magic that flowers wonderfully as the album moves on. There's a tight, sharp, in the pocket groove here that makes Taylor a key precursor for other piano talents to come in the 60s – and titles include "When Lights Are Low", "At Long Last Love", "Poinciana", "Blue Moon", "One For Fun", and "A Little Southside Soul". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Cecil TaylorJazz Advance ... CD
Blue Note, 1956. Used ... $6.99
One of the best pre-1960 sessions by Cecil Taylor, recorded in Boston in 1956, and originally issued on the totally rare Transition label in a very small pressing! Taylor's playing here with the great bassist Buell Neidlinger, one of his prime compaitriots in the early days, and the trio (with Dennis Charles) is joined by Steve Lacy on a few tracks. The session's a great way to hear Taylor's development at the beginning, as it includes a number of jazz standards – like "Azure", "Sweet & Lovely", and "Bemsha Swing" – all given an off-kilter twist by Taylor and group. This is probably best heard on one of the album's highlights – a 9 minute solo reading of Cole Porter's "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To"! CD
(Out of print. Spine has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Johnny Guitar WatsonJohnny Guitar Watson (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
King/Modern Harmonic, 1963. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.99
Killer work from one of the all-time greats – even if it only represents a small slice of his music! Unlike James Brown, Little Willie John, or the 5 Royales – Johnny Guitar Watson only spent a brief bit of his career at King Records – but his work for that legendary imprint was more than enough to make him one of the leading lights of R&B music in the second half of the 50s! The King approach is perfect for all the brashness that Watson had in his youth – not just on those massively sinister vocals and famous guitar – but also that sense of self and nice dash of wit that always set him apart from the rest! Titles include "Highway 60", "Gangster Of Love", "Broke & Lonely", "Those Lonely Lonely Feelings", "Posin", and "That's The Chance You've Got To Take". LP, Vinyl record album
(On colored vinyl!)

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VariousEasy Tempo Vol 9 – The Ultimate Cinematic Compendium ... CD
Easy Tempo (Italy), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $9.99
A Guido Crepax cover, and a batch of amazing soundtrack grooves – all wrapped up wonderfully as the 9th installment in the all-great Easy Tempo series! The sound here is superb – a blend of jazzy, bossa, and slightly funky numbers – all played with plenty of soul, and served up with a sound that easily shows why Italy was one of the hippest music scenes in the world at the end of the 60s. Instrumentation includes snakey sax, slinky keyboards, rumbling percussion, and more – all arranged with plenty of amazing twists and turns that go far beyond any expectations you might have from American cinema of the time! Highlights include a live version of Piero Piccioni's "Colpo Rovente"; work by the swinging vocal group I Cantori Moderni on both "La Ragazza Dalla Dalla Pelle Di Luna" by Piero Umiliani and "L'Uomo Dagli Occhi Di Ghiaccio" by Pepo De Luca & I Marc 4; a Gak Sato edit of "Death Dies" by Goblin; an extended take on "Dancing For You" by Armando Trovajoli; and the sweet cut "Hard Times" by Piero Umiliani. 20 tracks in all – and wonderful throughout! CD
(Newly remastered edition!)

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VariousTimeless 15th Anniversary Sampler – In Case You Missed It! ... CD
Timeless (Holland), Late 70s/1980s. Used ... $2.99
Music from Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers, the Cedar Walton Trio, the George Coleman Quartet, the Kirk Lightsey-Freddy Hubbard Quintet, the Chet Baker Quartet, the Tommy Flanagan Trio, Pharoah Sanders, Lionel Hampton & his Orchestra & more. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Miles DavisComplete Jack Johnson (5 CD set) ... CD
Sony, 1971. Used 5 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
5 discs of Jack Johnson! Probably more Jack Johnson than most people could take, but for the few out there, like us, who can never get enough electric Miles (kind of like some of Miles own favorite diversions from that period) this box is a dream come true! Unlike the later live sides, the grooves here are pretty sparse, with a wide open approach that would later get replaced by frenzied multi-linear soloing, but still with the loose energy and funked up rhythms that would mark Miles work during the early 70s. Like the Bitches Brew and In A Silent Way boxes, this set really highlights Teo Macero's tape wizardry, when you compare the raw takes, of which most numbers get represented here in 3, 4 or 5 versions, to the edited versions that were finally released. If you want to utilize ye' olde program feature on your stereo, you can can arrange several different versions of the complete album, which is a pretty fantastic feature for obsessives such as ourselves! With "Willie Nelson", "Johnny Bratton", "Go Ahead John", "Duran", "Sugar Ray", "Right Off", "Yesternow", "Honky Tonk", "Ali", "Konda", "Nem Um Talvez", "Little High People", "Little Church" and "The Mask". CD
(Out of print – and in the beautiful metal-spine case.)

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✨✧ Jan GarbarekDansere ... LP
ECM, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the highlights of saxophonist Jan Garbarek at ECM – and a set that has him working with the well-matched lineup of Bobo Stenson on piano, Palle Danielsson on bass, and Jon Christensen on drums! The shape of the songs is a bit looser than before, but Garbarek and Stenson turn out to be perfect in the setting – opening up, stretching out, and breaking down convention – yet also never losing themselves in self-indulgence either. Titles include "Dansere", "Lokk", "Fris", "Til Vennene", and "Skrik & Hyl". LP, Vinyl record album
(German pressing. Cover has some wear and peeling gloss.)

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✨✧ Eddie KendricksVintage 78 ... CD
Arista/Intermusic (Spain), 1978. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Eddie Kendricks, vintage 1978 – and still very much in the great grooving mode he brought to his earlier solo material for Motown! Even in this giant dancefloor generation, Eddie's got something very special and unique – a voice that can still sound as heartbreaking on a groover as it can on a ballad – and which has a way of linking an earlier generation of fragile male soul vocals with a new sense of 70s masculinity – of which Kendricks was one of the leading lights in soul! There's moments here that might well match some of the best late 70s work by artists like Marvin Gaye or Leroy Hutson – and the strong arrangements are by Andrew Louis Smith – a name we don't really know at all, but who should be thanked for helping the record avoid any disco cliches. Titles include "How's Your Love Life Baby", "One Of The Poorest People", "Love Love Love", "The Best Of Strangers Now", "Don't Underestimate The Power Of Love", "Ain't No Smoke Without A Fire" and "Maybe I'm A Fool To Love You". CD
(Limited edition!)

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✨✧ Eddie KendricksVintage 78 ... LP
Arista, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Eddie Kendricks, vintage 1978 – and still very much in the great grooving mode he brought to his earlier solo material for Motown! Even in this giant dancefloor generation, Eddie's got something very special and unique – a voice that can still sound as heartbreaking on a groover as it can on a ballad – and which has a way of linking an earlier generation of fragile male soul vocals with a new sense of 70s masculinity – of which Kendricks was one of the leading lights in soul! There's moments here that might well match some of the best late 70s work by artists like Marvin Gaye or Leroy Hutson – and the strong arrangements are by Andrew Louis Smith – a name we don't really know at all, but who should be thanked for helping the record avoid any disco cliches. Titles include "How's Your Love Life Baby", "One Of The Poorest People", "Love Love Love", "The Best Of Strangers Now", "Don't Underestimate The Power Of Love", "Ain't No Smoke Without A Fire" and "Maybe I'm A Fool To Love You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Jason SteinLucille ... CD
Delmark, 2017. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Brilliant modernism from Chicago reedman Jason Stein – a set that draws strong energy from the work of Lennie Tristano, but also instantly grabs us with a bold statement of Stein's own genius as well! The group features Stein on bass clarinet, and Keefe Jackson on contrabass clarinet and tenor – horns that are often presented in counterpoint, tangling around each other beautifully – but always in a way that inspires further flights of sound – ala Jimmy Giuffre on the thinner reeds. There's no piano in the group – just deft drums by Tom Rainey and bass by Josh Abrams – and the intersection of Stein and Jackson is breathtaking throughout! Titles include Tristano-era gems "Marshmallow", "April", and "Wow" – plus versions of "Dexterity" and "Little Rootie Tootie" – and Stein's own "I Know You Were", "Ryder's Uncle Dragon", and "Halls & Rooms". CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Jason SteinLucille ... LP
Delmark, 2017. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Brilliant modernism from Chicago reedman Jason Stein – a set that draws strong energy from the work of Lennie Tristano, but also instantly grabs us with a bold statement of Stein's own genius as well! The group features Stein on bass clarinet, and Keefe Jackson on contrabass clarinet and tenor – horns that are often presented in counterpoint, tangling around each other beautifully – but always in a way that inspires further flights of sound – ala Jimmy Giuffre on the thinner reeds. There's no piano in the group – just deft drums by Tom Rainey and bass by Josh Abrams – and the intersection of Stein and Jackson is breathtaking throughout! Titles include Tristano-era gems "Marshmallow", "April", and "Wow" – plus versions of "Dexterity" and "Little Rootie Tootie" – and Stein's own "I Know You Were", and "Halls & Rooms". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Joe BataanSubway Joe ... CD
Fania, Late 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
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! CD
(Out of print. Please note, the cover image is mis-printed so that it is slightly off from the original image.)

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✨✧ Dexter GordonClubhouse (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1965/1979. Used ... Out Of Stock
Rare Blue Note work from Dexter Gordon – an album that was recorded during Gordon's legendary run for the label in the 60s, but not issued until a brief vinyl pressing nearly 15 years later! The record's got Gordon vamping in tight hardbop formation – a sound that's strongly 60s Blue Note all the way through, and which shows the great control that the label helped bring to Dex's music – giving him new focus and energy to take off on much freer flights later in the 60s. Other players on the date include Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Barry Harris on piano, Billy Higgins on drums, and Bob Cranshaw on bass – and Hubbard's trumpet is an especially welcome element here on the more upbeat numbers. Titles include "Hanky Panky", "Jodi", "Lady Iris B", "Clubhouse", and "Devilette". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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✨✧ Leroy HutsonParadise ... LP
Elektra, 1982. Used ... Out Of Stock
Amazing work from Chicago soul legend Leroy Hutson – a rare session for Elektra, issued after his classic 70s sides on Curtom! The album's one of a few modern soul gems issued by Elektra at a time when they were one of the leading lights in soul – and like the Leon Ware albums from the label at the same point, Hutson's set is a top-shelf set all the way through – easily some of the most mature, sophisticated work of its generation! Leroy steps off the sweetness of his Curtom work wonderfully here – expanding into themes that are almost a bit more adult, and which are carried off in a wonderful blend of smooth soul backings that are never too slick or commercial. Hutson's got a great way of being gentle without getting soppy – of being intimate without embarrassing himself – always striking a careful balance that few other singers could match – except possibly Roy Ayers on his mellow soul work of the late 70s. The whole album's great – one of those albums that should have been huge, and which was probably buried by poor distribution more than anything else. Titles include the nice groover "Classy Lady", plus "She's Got It", "Nobody But You", "Paradise", "Nice & Easy", "You Make It Happen", and "Stay At It". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Millie JacksonCaught Up ... LP
Spring, 1974. Used ... Out Of Stock
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing.)

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✨✧ Sun RaLive In Rome 1980 ... CD
Transparency, 1980. Used 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A very cool Sun Ra performance from 1980 – recorded in Rome, and a wonderful summation of all the new directions the Arkestra took during the 70s! There's a wonderful balance here between intimate vocal tracks, sung by June Tyson, and some fuller ensemble numbers – mixed up in ways that often show the most soulful side of the group, yet still allow plenty of space for bold, dynamic solos from players who include Marshall Allen on alto and flute, Michael Ray on trumpet, John Gilmore on tenor, Danny Ray Thompson on baritone and flute, Kenny Williams on tenor and baritone, and Noel Scott on alto and baritone. The double-length set also has some beautiful instrumental moments that are quite gentle – a few exotic touches, and nice piano improvisations from Ra – very much like his excellent solo piano work on Improvising Artists. Titles include "Enlightenment", "Watusa", "Lights On A Satellite", "Nothing Is", "Children Of The Sun", "King Porter Stomp", "Sun Ra & His Band From Outer Space", "Springtime Again", "Big John's Special", "The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise", and a few untitled pieces. CD
(Note: CD is missing back artwork in case – and is priced accordingly.)

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✨✧ Stairsteps (aka Five Stairsteps)Stairsteps (1970) ... LP
Buddah, 1970. Used ... Out Of Stock
A really heady set from The Five Stairsteps – a record that shows the group looking older (and tougher!) on the cover, and one that also shows some maturity in their sound too! We're not sure what was in the water at the time, but these guys definitely seem to be drinking in a bit of the trippier elements of their generation – from their hippie look on the cover, to the overall mix of material, which includes a few surprising Beatles covers too! Arrangements are by Stan Vincent and Tony Davilo – who create a nice blend of Chicago soul and psych-styled touches – while still allowing the group's harmonies to get sweet at all the right moments – especially on their sublime classic "Ooh Child" – a track you'll recognize right away, and a gem that never gets old! Other titles include the funky "Vice The Lights", versions of "Dear Prudence" and "Getting Better", and the cuts "What About Your Wife", "Sweet As A Peach", and "Up & Down". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch, looks great otherwise.)

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✨✧ Millie JacksonCaught Up ... LP
Spring/Southbound (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
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". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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