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✨✧ Lou LevyLou Levy Plays Baby Grand Jazz ... LP
Jubilee, 1958. Very Good ... $9.99
One of the most obscure sessions recorded by west coast piano talent Lou Levy – released on the Jubilee label during a period when Levy was hitting the studios a lot as a leader. This set has Lou in very comfortable territory – working in trio format with the great Max Bennett on bass, on a set of easy going standards that include "Little Girl", "Undecided", "The Gypsy", "Sunday Kind Of Love", "I've Found A New Baby", and "You Don't Know What Love Is". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing.)

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Lou LevyMost Musical Fella ... LP
RCA, 1956. Near Mint- ... $5.99
A strong mid 50s trio outing from west coast pianist Lou Levy – recorded under the supervision of Shorty Rogers during his time working with RCA. The set's got a harder-swinging edge than you might expect – and grooves in the manner of some of Levy's other fine mid 50s work – thanks to excellent accompaniment from Max Bennett on bass and Stan Levy on drums. Lou's work on the keys really pushes things nicely – hitting some unexpected gutbuckety tones, and working with a bluesy undercurrent that's a far cry from his west coast roots. Titles include "Apartment 17", "Yesterdays", "Angel Eyes", "Lou's Blues", "How About You", and "Woody N Lou". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing! Cover is nice, but has some yellowed tape on the top seam.)

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Lou LevySolo Scene ... LP
RCA, 1956. Near Mint- ... $5.99
A rare session of solo piano from Lou Levy – quite an unusual format for any jazz musician at the time, and a set that has Levy sounding a lot more modern than on other dates recorded in the 50s! Lou really takes advantage of the setting here – and opens up with these unusual tones, timings, and colors – blocking things out in completely different ways than his trio dates, or his performances with larger groups – really making us amazed at the complexity in his work! Things are still relatively inside – but Levy's takes on the tunes almost show Tristano tendencies at times – or an Elmo Hope-like sense of play with familiar themes. Titles include "Get Happy", "Black Coffee", "Lullaby Of The Leaves", "Violets For Your Furs", "Cheek To Cheek", and "I'll Take Romance". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove – very nice!)

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✨✧ Warne Marsh with Lou LevyBallad Album (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Criss Cross (Netherlands), 1983. Used ... $9.99
With Lou Levy on piano – on titles that include "Emily", "My Romance", "The Nearness Of You", and "Time On My Hands". CD features bonus alternate takes! CD

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✨✧ Conte Candoli & Lou LevyWest Coast Wailers ... CD
Atlantic (UK), 1955. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A lost west coast gem from the 50s – a unique quintet session for Atlantic Records, cut by a group co-led by trumpeter Conte Candoli and pianist Lou Levy! There's a bit more fire here than in some of the other sides from the time by the players – especially Levy – and in a way, the record goes a bit farther past the limits of Candoli's Bethlehem sessions, showcasing an especially searing sound in his horn! Other players here include the great Bill Holman on tenor, Leroy Vinnegar on bass, and Lawrence Marable on drums – and titles are all hard and short, and include "Marcia Lee", "Pete's Alibi", "Jordu", "Cheremoya", and "Comes Love". CD

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✨✧ Lou LevyBy Myself ... CD
Verve/Gitanes (France), 1995. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(Out of print.)
 
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Ruth BrownYou Don't Know Me ... LP
Dobre, Mid 70s. Near Mint- ... $7.99
An obscure little set from Ruth Brown – cut during some of her lesser-known years, and handled as a batch of straight jazz tunes – a nice change from her sound in the early days! The set's got Ruth singing with a nice small combo that includes Lou Levy on piano – working in a relaxed west coast groove that's a bit like some of the Lorez Alexandria sides from LA from the same period – steeped in R&B, but presented in a jazz mode with a bit more decorum than on earlier records! Titles include "Skylark", "Miss Brown's Blues", "Willow Weep For Me", and "You Don't Know Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some edge wear and a light stain along the opening on back.)

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Pete Christlieb/Warne MarshApogee ... LP
Warner, 1978. Near Mint- ... $3.99
A brilliant set of post-post-post Konitz jazz – a late 70s Warne Marsh session, produced by Donald Fagan and Walter Becker of Steely Dan! Despite the smooth jazz feeling of Becker & Fagan's own work, the pair are completely respectful to Marsh and his twin-tenor frontman Pete Christlieb – recording them along with Lou Levy on piano, Jim Hughart on bass, and Nick Ceroli on drums, in a setting that's got a warm, acoustic feel. There's no tricks or electricity on the set – just a tight, angular approach to modern jazz – crafted in the twin-sax mode that Marsh recorded in often during the 50s. Titles include "Magnatism", "317 E 32nd", "Rapunzel", and "Tenors Of The Time". CD also features 3 bonus tracks – "Lunarcy", "Love Me", and "How About You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a Special sticker on front.)

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Stan GetzDolphin ... CD
Concord, 1981. Used ... $9.99
One of the best later moments from the great Stan Getz – a set we might even place on the same level as his 60s work for Verve – and certainly at the same par as his records in the 70s for Columbia! Yet this set is quite different than that latter batch – as it has Getz really going back to basics – hitting an open, flowing vibe that shows all the best elements he picked up from 60s changes – including bossa, traces of Coltrane, and more – but delivered with a wonderfully understated style throughout. The tracks are long, and have a magnificent flow – and Getz works with a great quartet that includes Lou Levy on piano, Monty Budwig on bass, and Victor Lewis on drums. Titles include a sublime reading of Luiz Eca's "The Dolphin", plus "The Night Has A Thousand Eyes", "Joy Spring", "A Time For Love", and "Close Enough For Love". CD
(Out of print.)

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Terry GibbsSwing Is Here – Terry Gibbs & His Big Band ... LP
Verve, 1960. Very Good+ ... $3.99
A great date from the big band of Terry Gibbs – an ensemble that's got a nice tight approach upfront, but which also lays back nicely to allow some room for solos! There's a sharpness in tone on this record that's pretty exciting here – with Gibbs vibes leading the swing with a nice, breezy feel – and a group of players working together masterfully. Sweeter and more enduring than a lot of of the big band of records of the era! Players include Al Porcino and Conte Candoli on trumpets, Frank Rosolino on trombone, and the great Joe Maini on alto – a player with a nice sharp edge who always brings a lot to a date! Other noteworthy players include Bill Perkins on tenor and Lou Levy on piano – and titles include "The Song Is You", Gibbs' originals "The Fat Man" and "It Might As Well Be Swing", "Softly As In A Morning Sunrise", "Evil Eyes", and "Back Bay Shuffle". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing. Cover has a name sticker, slight wear, and a small split on the top seam.)

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Lionel Hampton & Stan GetzHamp & Getz ... CD
Norgran/Verve, Early 50s. Used ... $6.99
A great little album that's one of Getz's strongest from the period! The format for the album is in the mode of Hampton's early 50s Verve sides – long tracks, very open-ended, cut in a small group format that shows a different side than his more popular big band grooving. There's only 5 tracks on the album – and the focus is on solo work by Hamp and Getz, with rhythm by Lou Levy, Leroy Vinnegar, and Shelly Manne. Titles include "Louise", "Jumpin At The Woodside", "Gladys", and a long ballad medley. Nice David Stone Martin cover, too! CD
Also available Hamp & Getz ... LP 19.99

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Lionel Hampton & Stan GetzHamp & Getz ... LP
Norgran, Early 50s. Good+ ... $19.99
A great little album that's one of Getz's strongest from the period! The format for the album is in the mode of Hampton's early 50s Verve sides – long tracks, very open-ended, cut in a small group format that shows a different side than his more popular big band grooving. There's only 5 tracks on the album – and the focus is on solo work by Hamp and Getz, with rhythm by Lou Levy, Leroy Vinnegar, and Shelly Manne. Titles include "Louise", "Jumpin At The Woodside", "Gladys", and a long ballad medley. Nice David Stone Martin cover, too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original yellow label Norgran pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear, aged tape along the top & bottom seams, with a bit of pen on the back.)
Also available Hamp & Getz ... CD 6.99

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Stan LeveyThis Time The Drum's On Me ... LP
Bethlehem, 1955. Good ... $11.99
A nice little bit of bop from LA – a tightly-crafted mid 50s date for the Bethlehem label – featuring drummer Stan Levey at the head of a great group of horn players! The album features some standout work from Dexter Gordon on tenor – making a rare appearance here as a sideman – and the frontline of the sextet also features Conte Candoli on trumpet and Frank Rosolino on trombone – both well-matched players, especially at this point in their careers. The group's completed by Leroy Vinnegar on bass and Lou Levy on piano – and there's a bit more bite on some tracks than the usual Bethlehem set. Titles include "Diggin For Diz", "Ruby My Dear", "Tune Up", "Stanley The Steamer", and "This Time The Drum's On Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear, aging & peeling with clear tape along the seams.)

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Gerry Mulligan & Stan GetzGerry Mulligan Meets Stan Getz ... LP
Verve, 1958. Very Good- ... $8.99
A great little set that shouldn't work as well as it does! Mulligan's baritone work is cut nicely by Getz's wispy alto – making for a combination of horns that yeilds some wonderful moments that opens both players up more than usual for the time. Titles include "Anything Goes", "Ballad", and "That Old Feeling" – and the rhythm section features Lou Levy, Stan Levey, and Ray Brown. LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split bottom seam.)

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Bill PerkinsConfluence ... LP
Interplay, 1978. Sealed ... $8.99
Surprising 70s work from tenorist Bill Perkins – a set with a very different groove than his better-known sides from the 50s, with lots of sharp angles, modern touches, and a wonderfully rich sound overall! Perkins plays tenor, baritone sax, and flute – and he's working with some very hip players who include Pepper Adams on baritone, Gordon Goodwin on tenor and soprano sax, and Lou Levy on piano – the last of whom is most likely a key component in the sound, as Perkins' music here has some of the same fresh notes and new tones we've heard on Lou's overlooked 70s recordings. Goodwin's a player we don't know at all, but we love his work here – and he also contributed two great tunes to the set too. Titles include a killer remake of Natalie Cole's "La Costa" – plus "Confluence", "Indoor Sports", "Civilization & Its Discontents", and "Dylan's Delight". LP, Vinyl record album

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Shorty RogersMartians Come Back! ... LP
Atlantic, 1955. Very Good ... $8.99
One of Shorty Rogers' greatest records – and a very nice set of tight west coast arrangements that really shows off the Rogers sense of sparkle and swing – a vibe that definitely comes through in the famous cover image too! Shorty wrote nearly all of the tracks, and the writing's a great example of the good side of the west coast style – when the tightness of arranging is used to bring out the best elements in the players, and bend them around in some nice twists and turns, with good solos, and lots of nice little surprising bits. And in this case, the players are all great – with Jimmy Giuffre and Bud Shank on reeds, Pete Candoli and Don Fagerquist on trumpets, and Lou Levy on piano. Titles include "Lotus Bud", "Martians Come Back", "Chant Of The Cosmos", and "Astral Alley". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light aging on the back.)

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Shorty RogersMartians Come Back!/Way Up There ... CD
Atlantic/Collectables, 1955/1956. Used ... $7.99
These two records for Atlantic represent some of the best Shorty Rogers work of the 50s! Unlike his RCA sessions, which could get a bit too formulaic, both of these are a bit more open-ended, with slightly longer tracks than usual, and with different groupings of west coast players (Jimmy Giuffre, Bud Shank, Leroy Vinnegar, John Graas, Lou Levy, Shelly Manne, etc). Both albums are also darn hard to find on vinyl, so it's super-nice to have them on one CD at a nice low price. The tracks are nearly all originals by Rogers, written during a point at which he was really hitting his stride as a composer, and titles include "Pixieland", "Solarization", "Baklava Bridge", "March Of The Martians", "Chant of The Cosmos", and "Astral Alley". (The time limitations of the CD mean that they had to leave off Roger's version of "Moten Swing" – but who cares, since you've probably heard that too much anyway!) CD

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Shorty RogersWay Up There ... LP
Atlantic, 1955. Very Good ... $8.99
Shorty Rogers is definitely way up there with this classic album for Atlantic Records – hitting heights that even go beyond his more famous sides for RCA! The groove here is sharp, but also has room for lots of individual flavors too – thanks to different groupings of west coast players who include Bud Shank on alto, Jimmy Giuffre on baritone and tenor, Lou Levy on piano, Shelly Manne on drums, Barney Kessel on guitar, and Pete Candoli, Conte Candoli, Harry Edison, and Don Fagerquist on trumpets! Shorty himself wrote nearly all the tracks on the set – at a point at which he was really hitting his stride as a composer, doing an incredible job of mixing modern ideas and swinging jazz – as you'll hear on cuts that include "Pixieland", "Solarization", "Baklava Bridge", "March Of The Martians", "Moten Swing", and "Wail Of Two Cities". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Herb GellerFire In The West (aka Herb Geller) ... LP
Jubilee, 1957. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A gem of a record – easily one of Herb Geller's best, and a set that definitely has the "fire" promised in the title! There's a bite to the record we really love – a quality in Geller's tone that really blows us away – and which has had us going back and re-evaluating his career after hearing this set. Part of the strength is the setting – a nicely dark vibe, typical to some of the other Jubilee jazz sessions of the time – played by a lineup that includes Kenny Dorham on trumpet, Harold Land on tenor, Lou Levy on piano, Ray Brown on bass, and Lawrence Marable on bass – an ensemble that have a fuller punch than some of Geller's other groups in the 60s. The track's are easily grooving hardbop numbers – nearly all originals, and handled with a style that's much more New York oriented than you'd expect from Geller's west coast roots. Titles include "S'Pacific View", "The Fruit", "Marable Eyes", "Melrose & Sam", and "An Air For The Heir". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy blue label pressing with deep groove and silver text. Cover has a stereosonic sticker in one corner, and a bit of light tape on the top seam.)

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✨✧ Shorty RogersClickin With Clax ... CD
Atlantic (UK), 1956. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A gem of a record from Shorty Rogers – a set recorded in the mid 50s for Atlantic, but never issued at the time – making it not only a hell of an album, but a great discovery too! Shorty's in wonderful form here – working with some of the best modes learned on his RCA sides, served up with the tighter focus that we love in his other Atlantic recordings of the 50s – and graced with a great group of players who include Herb Geller on alto, Jimmy Giuffre on clarinet and tenor, Bud Shank on alto and baritone, Bill Holman on tenor, Lou Levy on piano, Ralph Pena on bass, and Shelly Manne on drums. With a lineup like that, you can bet things are on the money throughout – especially since all tunes are originals by Shorty, with great arrangements that really let all the solo voices come through strongly! Titles include "I Dig Ed", "Adam In New York", "Clickin With Clax", "Put The Goodies On", and "Pete's Meat". CD

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✨✧ Ella FitzgeraldElla In Hollywood ... LP
Verve, 1961. Used ... Out Of Stock
A nice little Verve session that breaks from the usual format – especially the "Songbooks" one – and features Ella in LA with small group backing by Jim Hall, Lou Levy, Wilfred Middlebrooks, and Gus Johnson. The set was recorded live at the Crescendo – in a jazzily swinging mode that's a bit looser than some of Ella's other Verve sessions, but which still demonstrates some nice control on the vocals. Titles include "Mr Paganini", "Stairway To The Stars", "Air Mail Special", "Blue Moon", "This Could Be The Start Of Something Big", and "Just In Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing.)

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✨✧ Stan GetzAnother Time, Another Place ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
50s material – with a variety of groups, and players who include Herb Ellis on guitar, Lionel Hampton on vibes, Jimmy Rowles or Lou Levy on piano, and Roy Eldridge on trumpet. Also features a long ballad medley – which takes up all of side two. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Chubby JacksonOoh What An Outfit – New York 1949 ... CD
Uptown, 1949. New Copy 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A marvelous document of the power of bassist Chubby Jackson at his best – served up here in a double-length package of rare recordings from the end of the 40s! Chubby has a really unique place in jazz – a special space between bop and swing, where he was able to work with some of the best players of his generation – and help forge an audience for the modern tones of the newer music by bringing in some of the more powerful elements of the old! This quality really comes through in the initial batch of big band recordings in the package, which take up most of CD1 – tunes that echo some of the work Jackson had done with Woody Herman's group in the late 40s, but arguably even more hard-biting and boppish – with strong work from Frank Socolow on alto, Teddy Charles on vibes, Ray Turner and Al Young on tenor, and the trio of Norman Faye, Al Porcino, and Charlie Walp on trumpets. Arrangements are by drummer Tiny Khan for the big band sides – and the set also features smaller ensemble work with Gene Roland's Boppers, led by trumpeter Gene Roland – plus work by the quintet of vibist Joe Roland with singer Paula Castle. The set also features a very cool combo recorded in Sweden – Chubby Jackson's Fifth Dimensional Jazz Group – with Conte Candoli on trumpet, Terry Gibbs on vibes, Lou Levy on piano, and Frank Socolow on tenor. The whopping package features 2CDs, 37 tracks – and mixes together live tracks, radio broadcasts, and some rare recording sessions too. CD

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✨✧ Pinky WintersShadow Of Your Smile (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Cellar Door/M&I (Japan), 1983. Used ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful tribute to the work of Johnny Mandel – easily one of the greatest composers of the modern age, partly a soundtrack genius, but also a richly talented songwriter with a great flair for a sad love song! Vocalist Pinky Winters performs a choice collection of Mandel's greatest numbers here – working with pianist Lou Levy in a set that's heavy on the most adult, mature themes of Mandel's 60s oeuvre. Winters' vocal performance is perfect for the material – straight, subtle, and sometimes somber – really bringing out the darker themes in Johnny's wonderful tunes, and really illuminating lyrics penned by Dave Frishberg, The Bergmans, and others. A few tracks feature bass work by Bill Takas, and titles include "The Shining Sea", "Close Enough For Love", "You Are There", "Emily", "A Time For Love", "Unless It's You", "Take Me Home", and "Don't Look Back". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)
 
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Frank RosolinoFrank Rosolino Quintet ... LP
Mode, 1957. Very Good+ ... $59.99
One of the best albums on the rare Mode label – and a great quintet side by trombonist Frank Rosolino! The group here features Vince Guaraldi on piano, Richie Kamuca on tenor, Monty Budwig on bass, and Stan Levy on drums – and the sound's a lot harder than you'd expect from the combo. Guraldi's especially rough-edged – with a soulful sound that's quite different than his 60s recordings, one that sounds great next to Rosolino's horn. Titles include "Tuffy", "Fine Shape", "Cherry", "Let's Make It", "Fallout", "Thou Swell", "How Long Has This Been Going On" and "They Say". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing with deep groove! Vinyl is very nice – and cover is nice, too – save for a small name in one corner on the back.)

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✨✧ Carlos Nino & FriendsAurorasmushroomtenderness (with download) ... LP
Carlos Nino, 2014. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
Dreamy soundscapes from cosmic spirit Carlos Nino and a host of diversely talented friends – including fellow Build An Ark alumni Dexter Story and Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Dntel, Daedelus, adventurous new age-r Iasos, Beachwood Sparks strings player/sound designer Farmer Dave Scher, John Densmore of The Doors, jazz pianist Nate Morgan and others! There a spacious, hypnotic vibe here that's carried through with a very collaborative spirit – starting with keyboards and percussion-rooted soundscapes and compositions by Carlos, who sends his sketches out to the far-reaching roster of friends to freely contribute their own distinctive magic. We really love the looser, sparer and more hypnotic sounds, but there's some busier, more insistent material that hold it all together nicely. Includes "Aurorasmushroomtenderness" with Iasos, "Constellation Of Dancing Flutes" with Yaakov Levy, "Rhodestargate" with Nate Morgan & Dntel, "Mellohtronn Interlou" with Jim Lang, "Visionquest: Emergence" with Paul Livingstone, "Enter The Nowosphere Spaceways Radio Mix" with Deantoni Parks, Farmer Dave Scher, Cut Chemist, Kelsey Gonzalez, Dexter Story and Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, "Meetor Shower" with Dntel, "Familyyy" with Nate Morgan, "8 Moons Blue" with Miguel Atwood-Ferguson and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes code for digital download.)

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✨✧ VariousTrojan Presents Ragga – 40 Modern Dancehall Classics 1985 to 1995 ... CD
Trojan (UK), Late 80s/Early 90s. New Copy 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Not the heavy-beat styles of the mainstream music that came to be known as dancehall – but the best early incarnations of the style, done at a time when Jamaican rhythms were beginning to incorporate digital elements – yet still hold onto all the soul that made the music great! There's some very subtle use of beats and keyboards here – amidst liver flourishes on other instruments, and plenty of great vocals in the lead – almost a re-ignition of the original spirit of reggae, as the style found a whole new way to grow for a new generation. The collection features loads of lesser-known gems – and titles include "Night Life Lady" by Half Pint, "Distant Lover" by Cultural Roots, "Type Of Loving" by Horace Martin & Tiger, "Lazy Body" by Sophia George, "Herbsman Hustling" by Sugar Minott, "Capture Rasta" by Culture, "Rub A Dub Soldier" by Paul Blake & The Bloodfire Posse, "Don't Throw It All Away" by Barrington Levy, "Zig It Up" by Ninjaman & Flourgon, and "Three Against War" by Tristan, Dennis, & Beenie Man. CD
 
 
 



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