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✨✧ Linda WilliamsCity Living ... LP
Arista, 1979. Used ... Out Of Stock
A killer bit of modern soul – one of the standout classics from the best years of Arista! Richard Evans produced and arranged this excellent set of smooth soul grooves for Linda Williams. Linda plays keyboards and sings, and the album was recorded in 2 different sessions – one in LA, and one in Chicago. The album's got a nice jazzy sound, with a similar feel to the Breakwater LPs on Arista at the time. Linda's voice is as wonderful on this set as on anything we've heard from her, and with her depth of talents on the piano & keys, and on the songwriting tip, she's a real creative force at the top of her game here! Tracks include "No Love, No Where, Without You", "Oh Honey", "Loving You Forever", and the great groover "Elevate Our Minds", which is worth the price of the record alone! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a cut corner and promo sticker.)
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Richard EvansRichard Evans ... LP
Horizon, 1978. Very Good- ... $6.99
One of the few albums as a leader by Chicago Soul genius Richard Evans – a key late 70s effort that perfectly sums up all his genius on record for countless other artists! The album's got a warm, smooth groove that's totally great – one that builds tremendously from the sophisticated soul advances on the Chicago scene of the 70s – and which features bits of jazz, soul, and even Brazilian influences gliding wonderfully through the mix! There's a sense of pride, power, and confidence here that graces every single number – and in a way, the album's almost like a Quincy Jones effort from the same stretch – with Evans' showcasing a new side of his talents, and his collaborators, on every different number. Linda Williams sings vocals on the groovy "Capricorn Rising", Eddie Harris plays on "Do Re Me For Soul", Billy Durham sings on "Windy City", Tower Of Power guest on "Educated Funk", and the group offers up a remake of Evans' Soulful Strings classic "Burning Spear". LP, Vinyl record album
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Roger Nichols & The Small Circle Of FriendsFull Circle (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Now Sounds (UK), 2007. New Copy ... $8.99
A wonderful return to form for Roger Nichols & The Small Circle Of Friends – working here in the same sublime space they hit on their one and only album for A&M Records in the 60s! The style here is somewhat more modern – but still mostly 70s-styled, as opposed to contemporary – and in a way, Nichols and the group hit some of the warmer modes that groups like Free Design or Singers Unlimited were using at the start of the 70s. All tunes are originals by Roger, most penned with his early songwriting partner Paul Williams – and the vocals by Nichols, Murray MacLeod, and Melinda MacLeod are presented with some great light instrumentation – mostly keyboards, guitar, and bass from Roger himself. We're surprised at how much we like this one – and instead of thinking of it as an album recorded 40 years after the group's debut, we'd rather like to think of it as a "lost" session from the early 70s – because that's the way it sounds overall! Titles include "The Winner's Theme", "I Kept On Loving You", "Let Me Be The One", "Out In The Country", "You're Foolin Nobody", "Always You", "I'm Comin To The Best Part Of My Life", "Look Around", "I'm Gonna Find Her", "Talk It Over In The Morning", and "Watching You". CD also fetaures 5 bonus tracks too – unreleased demo versions of tracks on the album! CD

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Frank RosolinoFrank Rosolino – Kenton Presents ... LP
Capitol, 1954. Near Mint- ... $24.99
One of the first albums ever cut as a leader by trombonist Frank Rosolino – a hip set issued under the Stan Kenton Presents banner for Capitol in the mid 50s – but done in a smaller combo mode than you'd hear with Stan! The setting provides a great showcase for the emerging solo talents of Rosolino on trombone – a player with a soulful swing that get way past his goofy image on the cover – and which is set up here in the company of some great collaborators who include Charlie Mariano on alto sax – playing so strongly, the album might well include him as a co-leader – plus piano from either Claud Williamson or Pete Jolly, trumpet from Sam Noto, bass from Max Bennett or Curtis Counce, and drums from Mel Lewis or Stan Levey. There's not only a lot of Kenton influence in the players, but a lot of Bethlehem Records styles as well – a reference that definitely shapes the sound of this set, and makes it a strong one for any fan of 50s work on that label – or Mode Records as well. Titles are a mix of standards and originals – and include "Ragamuffin", "Linda", "Carioca", "Besame Mucho", "Yo Yo", and "Freckles". LP, Vinyl record album
(Great Japanese pressing – with insert!)

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