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DynamicsLights Out ... CD
Playback, Late 60s. New Copy ... $12.99 15.98
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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✨✧ Richard & Linda ThompsonShoot Out The Lights (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Hannibal/Rhino, 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.98
One of the best-remembered Richard Thompson moments of the 80s – and a set that's also a bittersweet farewell to his years with Linda Thompson too! The album may well be the Rumors of the folk rock scene – but it's also got a quality that's more personal and pointed, too – songs that really show a lot of evolution in the style of not just the Thompsons, but also the production talents of Joe Boyd – who manages to make the music sound surprisingly biting for the time – really shaking off the trappings of early 70s British folk rock, but without losing any of its depth. Titles include "Don't Renege On Our Love", "Walking On A Wire", "Just The Motion", "Shoot Out The Lights", "Did She Jump Or Was She Pushed", and "Wall Of Death". LP, Vinyl record album
(2018 Rhino Start Your Ear Off Right exclusive. 180 gram vinyl.)

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✨✧ Richard & Linda ThompsonShoot Out The Lights ... CD
Hannibal, 1982. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the best-remembered Richard Thompson moments of the 80s – and a set that's also a bittersweet farewell to his years with Linda Thompson too! The album may well be the Rumors of the folk rock scene – but it's also got a quality that's more personal and pointed, too – songs that really show a lot of evolution in the style of not just the Thompsons, but also the production talents of Joe Boyd – who manages to make the music sound surprisingly biting for the time – really shaking off the trappings of early 70s British folk rock, but without losing any of its depth. Titles include "Don't Renege On Our Love", "Walking On A Wire", "Just The Motion", "Shoot Out The Lights", "Did She Jump Or Was She Pushed", and "Wall Of Death". CD
Also available Shoot Out The Lights (180 gram pressing) ... LP 22.99
 
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Gerry MulliganNight Lights (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1963. Used ... $16.99
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.)
Also available Night Lights ... LP 59.99

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VariousIn The Shadow Of Chi Lights – The Chicago Twinight Soul Story ... CD
Blues Interactions (Japan), 1960s. Used ... $19.99
... CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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✨✧ Claire Martin & Richard Rodney BennettWhen The Lights Are Low (SACD) ... CD
Linn (UK), 2005. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print hybrid SACD pressing.)

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

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Chet BakerChet Baker In New York (20 bit remaster) ... CD
Riverside, 1958. Used ... $8.99
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.)

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Gene Barge, David Matthews, & Andre DavisStony Island – Original Soundtrack ... CD
TK/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $19.99
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 ... $28.99
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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Tim BowmanInto The Blue ... CD
Purpose, 2017. New Copy ... $9.99
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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Benny Carter with Ben Webster & Barney BigardBenny, Ben, & Barney – BBB & Co ... CD
Swingville/Prestige/OJC, 1962. Used ... $11.99
A great example of why the Swingville label was such a great idea – a perfect setting for older players to have a chance to relax in the studio and really do their thing – hitting the sort of notes they might reach in a late-nite set at a club, without all the pressures to try for a crossover hit or short takes on overdone standards! The tracks here are all quite long – surpassing even Verve material of this nature – and Carter plays both alto and trumpet, Webster his classic tenor, and Bigard clarinet – in a group that also includes Shorty Sherock on trumpet, Jimmy Rowles on piano, and Dave Barbour on guitar. Rhythm's from Leroy Vinnegar on bass and Mel Lewis on drums – so that part of the equation is rock-solid too – and titles include "Opening Blues", "Lula", "When Lights Are Low", and "You Can't Tell The Difference When The Sun Goes Down Blues". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Matt DennisWelcome Matt Dennis ... CD
Jubilee/Fresh Sound (Spain), Late 50s. Used ... $4.99
A lesser-known set from vocalist Matt Dennis – not as well-remembered as his 50s dates for RCA and Kapp, but still pretty darn great nonetheless! Matt's working here with full backings from Sy Oliver – in a set that showcases his talents more as a singer than a songwriter – but which still manages to include a few great Dennis originals. And despite a cover that looks a bit lurid – with Dennis cornering a model inside a hotel room – the overall feel of the record is quite homey and domestic, with tunes that echo images of hearth and family, but often with the kind of nod and a wink which you might expect from Matt's usual approach to a tune. Titles include "Home", "Welcome Mat", "Back In Your Own Back Yard", "By The Fireside", "A Cup Of Coffe A Sandwich & You", "Let's Put Out The Lights", and "Your Family". CD

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Eric DolphyBerlin Concerts ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1961. Used ... $14.99
Wonderful work by Dolphy – as essential to his catalog as any of his albums on Prestige from the same time! Although Dolphy broke plenty of musical barriers in the studio, to our ears, it was always in a live setting that he sounded best – freely exploring the kind of space his playing opened up, hitting notes that were more soulful and spiritual than many that he ever recorded on his studio sides. This set is a perfect example of that trend – as Dolphy's working here with a strong straight jazz combo, one that includes the great Benny Bailey on trumpet, in a set that features familiar tunes, turned into haunting explorations of Dolphy's new jazz idiom. One of the highlights is an incredible 15 minute version of Randy Weston's "Hi Fly", with Dolphy doing great work on flute – and other tunes include "Hot House", "Geewee", "When Lights Are Low", "I'll Remember April", and "The Meeting". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Frank D'RoneAfter The Ball ... CD
Verve, 1960. Used ... $3.99
One of the few albums ever cut by singer Frank D'Rone – an excellent vocalist in the Pal Joey mode! Frank hailed from Chicago, and was a second (or third) tier singer – a bargain basement Sinatra, with a rougher style that actually has a great edge, and which recalls the tougher days of barroom gigs for singers who weren't so lucky as those with their name in lights. Billy May handled the arrangements on the set, giving D'Rone a swinging, jazzy kind of feel that pushes the record a bit farther than his other Mercury album from the 50s – and the whole thing's brings a nice punchy kind of feel to tracks that include "It's You Or No One", "Warm All Over", "After The Ball", "Oh Look At Me Now", and "Why Can't This Night Go On Forever". CD
(Out of print.)

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Gale ForceGale Force ... LP
Fantasy, 1977. Very Good+ ... $2.99
A rock/soul outing from Gale Force – a group comprised of brothers Len and Ken Gale, hence the name! The set's an odd one – as it was produced by Wayne Henderson during the height of his glory days at Fantasy, and features keyboards by Bobby Lyle – so you'd guess that it would have some sort of a jazz funk component. But overall, it's a pretty strict rock outing – although not without some soulful charms – as the brothers seem to pick up the Fantasy Records groove where Creedence left off – going for compressed and rhythmic tunes that almost have a Steve Miller style at times. Titles include "Reach On Out", "I Was Made To Love Her", "Amourena", "Turn On The Blue Lights", and "Let My Love In". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a notecard taped to the bottom right corner.)

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Gap BandGap Band (1979)/Gap Band II/Gap Band III ... CD
Mercury/BGO (UK), 1979/1980. New Copy 2 CDs ... $14.99
Massive music in a wonderful package – three funky classics from The Gap Band! First up is the group's self-titled album from 1979 – the start of the legendary second chapter for the Gap Band – the point when the group had reemerged as the tight funky trio of the Wilson Brothers, with a groove that would really set them up nicely for the 80s! This first album in the new format has a wonderfully tight feel – still plenty of sharp edges that echo their earlier groove, but a leaner quality too – one that's got the bass and drums snapping together wonderfully, really setting the tone for the heaviest grooves. There's also a few mellower cuts too – which really sound great, and give the record the same sort of balance you might hear on work by Heaven & Earth at the time. War's Lonnie Simmons produced – and held the cash bag all the way to the bank! Titles include "I'm In Love", "Got To Get Away", "Messin With My Mind", "Shake", "Baby Baba Boogie", "Open Your Mind Wide", and "I Can Sing". Gap Band II features mean, lean grooves from The Gap Band – a legendary batch of mainstream funk from the end of the 70s – and a record that really has the trio working at the top of their game! There's a wonderful balance here between funky numbers and mellow ones – the latter of which really help pace the record nicely, giving it a depth that takes the group way beyond the cliches of some of their contemporaries, and firmly establishing the Gap Band as one to watch for the 80s! Titles include the massive "I Don't Believe You Want To Get Up & Dance" – with its classic "Oops Upside Your Head" refrain – plus "Who Do You Call", "No Hiding Place", "Steppin Out", "You Are My High", and "Party Lights". Gap Band III is sagreat one from the Gap Band – funky gems and sinister groovers – the best of both worlds for the group! Tunes like "Burn Rubber On Me (When You Want To Hurt Me)" and "Humpin" packed 80s dance floors for good reason, and put the band in steady rotation, while numbers like "Yearning For Your Love" showed the band could drop the tempo, stretch out a bit, and deliver the mighty mellow. This one's certainly at the top of the heap of 80s groovers, as far as we're concerned – a record that really took the Gap Band over the top! Other tracks include "Nothin' Comes To The Sleepers", "Are You Living", "The Way", "Gash Gash Gash" and more. CD

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Russell GarciaWigville (10 inch LP) ... LP
Bethlehem, 1955. Very Good+ ... $49.99
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
(Record is in great shape! Cover has some light aging in spots, but no splits or other problems.)

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Neal HeftiOdd Couple ... LP
Dot, Late 60s. Very Good- ... $0.99
The genius of Neal Hefti comes through for us again! Have you ever stopped to listen to the Odd Couple theme? Really listen to it – break it apart with your ears, and let the strange and complex nature of the groove sink into your brain? It's mad stuff, we tell you – one of the most genius moments ever in 60s scoring! This soundtrack features a few versions of Hefti's amazing tune – including one stunning vocal version, with very strange lyrics about Oscar and Felix that almost seem to "out" them as a real couple! The record mixes music from the film with snippets of dialogue – and titles include "Clean Poker", "The Odd Couple", "End Title", "Curse Of The Cat People", "Dirty Poker", "Metropole", and "Down With The Lights". LP, Vinyl record album

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Lena HorneGive The Lady What She Wants ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1958. Used ... $6.99
One of Lena's best from the RCA years – with arrangements by Ralph Burns and Lennie Hayton, on titles that include "Love", "Let's Put Out The Lights & Go To Sleep", "Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend", "Honey In The Honeycomb", and "Baubles Bangles & Beads". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Bobby HutchersonDialogue ... LP
Blue Note, 1965. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
One of Bobby Hutcherson's most important albums ever – and an essential piece of "new thing" jazz that ranks up there with such key Blue note sessions of the genre as Tony Williams' album Life Time, Dolphy's Out To Lunch, and Jackie McLean's One Step Beyond! Hutcherson's sound on the vibes is amazing – metallic, yet melodic – in a sublime blend of the modern and the soulful, all wrapped up in tones and colors that few other players have ever managed to get from the instrument! All the other players on the session really rise to the occasion too – and the album features tremendous work from Sam Rivers, Freddie Hubbard, Andrew Hill, and Joe Chambers. Titles include "Ghetto Lights", "Catta", and "Idle While". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent 180 gram EU pressing, still in the shrink.)

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✨✧ Bobby HutchersonDialogue (RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1965. Used ... $5.99
One of Bobby Hutcherson's most important albums ever – and an essential piece of "new thing" jazz that ranks up there with such key Blue note sessions of the genre as Tony Williams' album Life Time, Dolphy's Out To Lunch, and Jackie McLean's One Step Beyond! Hutcherson's sound on the vibes is amazing – metallic, yet melodic – in a sublime blend of the modern and the soulful, all wrapped up in tones and colors that few other players have ever managed to get from the instrument! All the other players on the session really rise to the occasion too – and the album features tremendous work from Sam Rivers, Freddie Hubbard, Andrew Hill, and Joe Chambers. Titles include "Ghetto Lights", "Catta", and "Idle While". CD also features the bonus track "Jasper" – not on the original LP! CD
 
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✨✧ VariousRare & Unreleased Group Harmony Gems Volume 10 ... CD
City Sounds, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Music from The Alladins, The Romanairs, Rocky & The Millionairs, Clee-Shays, Exciting Avantis, The Graduates, Dale & The Cashmeres, The 5 Keys, and Maria & The Twilights. CD
(Out of print.)

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

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Otis Brown & The DelightsI've Got Another/Southside Chicago ... 7-inch
Numero, Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $5.99
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+ ... $14.99
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
(180 gram Herb Alpert Presents pressing)

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Louis AndriessenComposers' Voice Highlights – Nocturnen/Ittrospezione III (Concept II)/Anacronie/Contra Tempus/Anachronie II – Howard Williams/Netherlands ... CD
Donemus (Netherlands), 1996. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Debussy/Szymanowski/Prokofieff/Villa Lobos/SchumanCarnegie Hall Highlights – Artur Rubinstein ... CD
RCA, 1961. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print. Barcode has remnants of an old sticker.)

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✨✧ Roberta FlackBlue Lights In The Basement ... LP
Atlantic, 1977. Very Good ... $1.99
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.)

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Tommy Flanagan & Hank JonesOur Delights ... CD
Galaxy, 1979. Used ... $2.99
Twin pianos from Tommy Flanagan and Hank Jones – with no other instrumentation – played in some great ways that provide an equal balance of rhythmic pulse and lyrical melody! The set's got a sweet stereo split – so that Tommy's in the right channel, and Hank is in the left – and the pair do a great job of bringing new life to a host of bop classics, yet in an all-piano style that has the music billowing out in these great waves of sound! Titles include "Robbins Nest", "Confirmation", "Jordu", "Our Delight", and "Lady Bird". CD

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Kirk LightseyFirst Affairs ... CD
Limetree (Netherlands), 1987. Used ... $11.99
One of the most hard-edged albums we've ever heard from pianist Kirk Lightsey – thanks to the presence of Jerry Gonzalez on congas, which really adds a nice extra bite to the record! The whole lineup is great – and includes Santi Debriano on bass and Eddie Gladden on drums – but it really seems to be Jerry's percussion that kicks the whole album into gear – bringing up a bit more bottom than usual in Lightsey's work on the keys, and giving even the mellower moments a Latin current that really keeps things fresh – and which we would have liked to hear more from Kirk over the years. Titles include "Habiba", "For Albert", "One Finger Snap", "Blues On The Corner", and "Eighty One". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available First Affairs ... CD 13.99

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Kirk Lightsey with Kevin Eubanks & Rufus ReidFrom Kirk To Nat ... CD
Criss Cross (Netherlands), 1991. Used ... $14.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Saheb SarbibIt Couldn't Happen Without You ... LP
Soul Note (Italy), 1984. Near Mint- ... $11.99
With Joe Ford on alto and soprano, Joe Lovano on tenor, Kirk Lightsey on piano, Saheb Sarbib on bass, and Rashied Ali on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Ethel WatersMiss Ethel Waters Performing In Person Highlights From Her Illustrious Career ... LP
Monmouth Evergreen, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ TchaikovskySwan Lake Op 20 (highlights) – Ansermet/L'Orchestre De La Suisse Romande ... CD
Decca/LIM, 1958. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print K23 HD Mastering pressing!)

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✨✧ Vienna Art OrchestraHighlights – Vienna Art Orchestra Live In Vienna 1989 ... CD
Amadeo (Austria), 1989. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ StoogesHighlights From The Funhouse Sessions (180 gram pressing – colored vinyl) ... LP
Elektra/Run Out Groove, 1970. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Core sounds from the Stooges legendary Funhouse album – raw material from the sessions for the record – presented here on vinyl for the first time ever! Tracks here previously appeared on the 7CD Funhouse box set – issued at the end of the 90s – but this package sifts them down, and brings together some of the best moments – mixing short studio patter with really edgey moments that show Iggy and the group really taking their time to explore the sonic fringes, and really get things right! Titles include "Freak (LA Blues)", "Down On The Street (take 6 reel 6)", "TV Eye (take 5 reel 7)", "1970 (take 3 reel 1)", "Fun House (take 3 reel 9)", "See That Cat (TV Eye)", "Lost In The Future (take 3 reel 3)", and "Dirt (take 5 reel 11)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Run Out Groove pressing. Pressing number based on pre-release demand – quantities extremely limited and individually numbered!)

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✨✧ Elmer Bernstein/Dominic Frontiere/Bronislau KaperHighlights From The Scalphunters, Hang 'Em High & The Way West ... CD
MGM/United Artists/EMI (UK), 1967/1968. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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

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✨✧ Mystery LightsMystery Lights ... CD
Wick/Daptone, 2016. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A raw quintet with a classic garagey groove – a sound that takes us right back to the glory days of The Seeds and Sonics – produced to perfection by the Daptone team, with a sound that's every bit as vintage as their work on soul and funk! These guys are a perfect group to kick off the label's new Wick imprint – one that's dedicated to older rock modes the way the main label's dedicated to older soul – and if The Mystery Lights had the chance to record back in the day, we'll bet that all these many years later, their singles would be talked about in the reverent tones reserved for a rare few from the 60s garage years. Titles include "Candelight", "21 & Counting", "Follow Me Home", "Melt", "Too Many Girls", "What Happens When You Turn The Devil Down", and "Flowers In My Hair Demons In My Head". CD

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Les BaxterHell's Belles (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Sidewalk/La La Land, 1969. New Copy ... $6.99 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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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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