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MC ShanPlay It Again Shan ... LP
Cold Chillin, 1990. Very Good+ ... $1.99
Tracks include "I Ran The Game", "It Ain't A Hip Hop Record", "Got To Be Funky", "I Want To Thank You", "Music You Can Dance To", and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has an unglued bottom seam.)
 
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✨✧ Marley MarlIn Control Vol 1 ... LP
Cold Chillin/Warner, 1988. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
The classic first long player from Marley Marl! Marley Marl's infective, standard bearing studio genius graces all the tracks on this LP – with performances by Craig G, Roxanne Shante, MC Shan, Master Ace, Big Daddy Kane, and Biz Markie. The set collected singles Marley produced for the above mentioned Cold Chillin' stablemates of the period, and it represents the coming of the sampler revolution that was soon to take over hip hop. An uncontested classic, and a triumph of hip hop production wizardry! Features "The Symphony", plus "Droppin Science", "Simon Says", "The Rebel", and "Wack It" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a small peeled spot in one corner.)

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✨✧ ScrewballY2K ... CD
Tommy Boy, 2000. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Featuring loads of guest appearances, but the two best tracks are ones they did without any help, "F.A.Y.B.A.N." (that was later redone by Chicago underground MC Prime) and "Who Shot Rudy?" (even though he's on his way out, it's still worth it.) Guest MC's include Godfather Don, Tripple Seis, Capone-n-Noreaga, Prodigy, Havoc, Cormega, and even MC Shan! 20 tracks in all, including "Take ItThere", "That S***", "No Expectations", "Urban Warfare", "H-O-S-T-Y-L-E" and "Attention A&R Department" CD
(Out of print.)
 
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✨✧ Jim Galloway & Jay McShannJim & Jay's Christmas ... CD
Sackville, 1992. New Copy ... $11.99 15.99
A great small combo Holiday album – one that really brings out some of the bluer sides of the Christmas songs it features! The group features the legendary Jay McShann on piano, and Jim Galloway on soprano, tenor, and baritone sax – working here with just bass and drums in a quartet, which leaves plenty of room for both of the leaders to really open up on the tunes! There's a bit of a Kansas City vibe to some of the best cuts – as if you're hearing the tracks in the backroom of a tavern, well past midnight on Christmas Eve – when that special sort of Holiday sadness has set in. Titles include "I'll Be Home For Christmas", "The Christmas Song", "Christmas In New Orleans", "Auld Lang Syne", "Christmas Night In Harlem", "It Came Upon A Midnight Clear", and "White Christmas". CD

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✨✧ Jay McShannJay McShann At Café Des Copains ... CD
Sackville (Canada), 1980s. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Jimmy Witherspoon with Jay McShannGoin To Kansas City Blues ... CD
RCA, 1958. Used ... Out Of Stock
Jimmy sings with the group of Jay McShann – which features Seldon Powell, Hilton Jefferson, Heywood Henry, and Ray Copeland. Titles include "Jumpin The Blues", "Hootie Blues", "Confessin The Blues", "Froggy Bottom", and "Blue Monday Blues". CD
(Out of print. CD case has a cutout notch.)

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Shakti with John McLaughlinHandful Of Beauty ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1976. Used ... $4.99
John McLaughlin's the only one pictured on the front cover, but the album's definitely still a highly-collaborative effort from the Shakti group – one that's awash in sounds and styles from Indian music! L Shankhar's violin is used almost as strongly as McLaughlin's guitar – with a soaring, spacious quality that's years ahead of its time – and which almost presages a decade's worth of music to come on countless jazz, soundtrack, and new age albums! But fortunately, the record's got a lot more depth than that latter genre – thanks to assorted percussion and Indian instrumentation – all used in ways that feel quite spontaneous, and almost improvised live – but never in a bombastic sort of way. Titles include "La Danse Du Bonheur", "Isis", "India", "Lady L", "Two Sisters", and "Kriti". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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✨✧ Dimples DSucker DJs (I Will Survive) (original, Marley Marl's sucker dub, suckapella) ... 12-inch
Party Time, 1983. Good+ ... $4.99
If we remember right, this cut by female MC Dimples D was the inspiration for Run-DMC's "Sucker MCs" and Roxanne Shante's "Runaway", or maybe it was the other way around. In any case, a nice example of early Marly Marl production over a snapping Lynn drum beat, that quotes Red Alert's "Heaven & Hell" theme. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Party Time sleeve.)

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VariousPhil's Spectre – A Wall Of Soundalikes ... CD
Ace (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
That's not a typo in the title – the compilation's a collection of tracks that all bear the mark of Phil Spector – Spector's Spectres, if you will! It's a well known fact that Phil had a monumental impact on 60s rock, pop, and soul music – as his "wall of sound" production style forever transformed the sound of the single back in the sixties. And although there's been lots of compilations that focus on Phil's own work, this is the first one we've seen to showcase his proteges and contemporaries – a surprisingly wide range of studio talents who all picked up on Phil's tricks and twists! The tunes on the set include some great 60s soul and pop numbers, and a bunch of the tracks are reissued legally here for the first time. Plus, the set's got some wonderful liner notes – really taking you through the tracks, and explaining the connection to Spector and the overall sound of the music. Features production work by Nick DeCaro, Van McCoy, Jan Davis, Abner Spector, Brian Holland & Lamont Dozier, Brian Wilson, Sonny Bono, and Jack Nitszche – and titles that include "When You Walk In The Room" by Jackie DeShannon, "When The Boy's Happy" by The Four Pennies, "Hang On" by The Wall Of Sound, "Tremblin" by Gene Pitney, "A Little Love" by Alder Ray, "On The Spanish Side" by The Corsairs & Landy McNeil, "Why Do Fools Fall In Love" by The Beach Boys, "Just You" by Sonny & Cher, "I Can't Make It Alone" by PJ Proby, "And That Reminds Me" by The Dolls, "You're So Fine" by Dorothy Berry, "Missing My Baby" by Clydie King, and "I Just Couldn't Say" by Lorraine & The Delights. CD

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✨✧ Gladys Knight & The PipsThat Special Time Of Year ... LP
Columbia, 1982. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Although recorded a bit later than some of Gladys Knight's better-known Holiday work, this album's actually our favorite of the bunch – because it's got a looser, more soul-based feel that gets beyond some of the overdone modes of earlier Christmas work! Gladys is clearly trying to get more Christmas play on the radio with this one – and avoids the serious modes of earlier Holiday records by going for straightforward tunes that have a nicely modern soul approach to the arrangements. Backings are done by Gene Page, McKinley Jackson, and Larry Farrow – and a few tunes feature duets with Shanga or Johnny Mathis. Titles include "This Christmas", "Santa Claus Is Comin To Town", "Jingle Bells", "That Special Time Of Year", "When A Child Is Born", "I Believe", and "It's The Happiest Time Of Year". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jay McShannJust A Lucky So & So ... LP
Sackville, 1983. Near Mint- ... $1.99
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Jay McShannKansas City Bounce ... CD
Jazz Archives, 1930s. Used ... $5.99
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(Out of print.)

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Jay McShannLast Of The Blue Devils ... CD
Atlantic/Koch, 1978. Used ... $7.99
CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Last Of The Blue Devils ... LP 4.99

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Jay McShannLast Of The Blue Devils ... LP
Atlantic, 1978. Sealed ... $4.99
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(Cover has a cutout hole.)
Also available Last Of The Blue Devils ... CD 7.99

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Jay McShannSwingmatism ... CD
Sackville, 1982. Used ... $9.99
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(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Jay McShannBlues From Kansas City ... CD
GRP/Decca (Japan), Early 40s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
CD
(Out of print. Includes obi. Back of CD case has a promo sticker.)

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VariousAnd This Is Me – Britain's Finest Thespians Sing ... CD
Croydon Municipal (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $13.99
A very cool collection of tracks from voices you might know more for their work on the screen – an array of British talents from the postwar years who were mostly known for their comedic performances in film and on TV! The word "thespians" is used here with a bit of wit – as most of these singers are ones from the lower-brow side of British entertainment – early situation comedies, Carry On films, and outlets like that – but given a really beautiful array of arrangements here, which help deliver some surprisingly great vocal performances! Some of these numbers are novelty tunes, others are a bit more straight – but overall, there's a nice sense of jazz and zing to the material – the kind of punch you'd expect if you saw their performances in a movie. Titles include "Postman's Knock" by Spike Milligan, "Alone Together" by Bernard Bresslaw, "Send For Me" by Terry Thomas, "It Had Better Be A Wonderful Life" by Barbara Windsor & Harry Fowler, "Three Nice Mice" by Max Bygraves, "I Like It" by Mike & Bernie Winters, "What About Me" by Bernard Cribbins, "Harry Brown" by Ian McShane, "Lonely For A Girl" by Oliver Reed, "We Go Together" by Eric Sykes & Hattie Jacques, and "Double Bunk" by Sid James & Liz Fraser. CD

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VariousKC In The 30s ... LP
Capitol, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
A nice 50s set that aims to recreate the raw sound of Kansas City in the 30s – right down to a cover image featuring nearly-nude waitresses waiting on tables! Features work by Julia Lee & Her Boy Friends, Jay McShann, Bus Moten, and Walter Brown with Ben Webster. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousLeiber & Stoller Story Vol 3 – Shake Em Up & Let Em Roll – 1962 to 1969 ... CD
Ace (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
The 3rd volume in Ace's great exploration of the career of Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller – and most likely the best so far! By this point in their career, Leiber & Stoller were totally at the top of their game – buoyed on a huge wave of previous hits, and able to really get creative once again in the studio – exploring their new interest in South American rhythms, their love of tight orchestrations, and appreciation for deeper-voiced soul singers – all in a flurry of lesser-known singles that offer up a refreshing antidote to some of their over-played hits! About half the tracks here are soul singles, and the rest are 60s pop, rock, and vocal numbers – written by the pair, and mostly produced by them. Titles include "It's So Exciting" by The Exciters, "His Kiss" by Betty Harris, "My Heart Said Do The Bossa Nova" by Irene Reid, "You Can't Love Em All" by Solomon Burke, "Keep It Up" by The Soul Brothers, "Only In America" by Jay & The Americans, "Down Home Girl" by Alvin Robinson, "The Gunfighter" by Tommy Roe, "Bull Dog" by The Shangri-Las, "Jackson" by Johnny Cash & June Carter, "Flying" by Carmen McRae, "Where's The Girl" by Ben E King, "On Broadway" by Jimmy Scott, "Is That All There Is" by Peggy Lee, and "Brother Bill" by The Honeyman. CD

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VariousRoot Hog Or Die Vol 3 – Sailing In the Boat When The Tide Runs Strong ... LP
Mississippi, 1940s/1950s/1960s. New Copy ... $13.99
A stunning tribute to the great Alan Lomax – the legendary musicologist, historian, and recording engineer who captured so many wonderful American sounds in the 20th Century! Lomax's work has been crucial to both the Library Of Congress and Smithsonian/Folkways Records – yet there's also a fair bit that has never seen the light of day before – amazing recordings that make up a surprisingly large part of this box set – which compiles work in many different styles recorded by Alan in the field – blues, folk, gospel, and global modes, plus compelling regional genres – all presented here in a special series! Titles on this third volume include "Down In Arkansas" by Almeda Riddle, "In A Shanty In Old Shanty Town" by Big Bill Broonzy, "Read Em John" by John Davis & The Georgia Sea Island Singers, "Laura Lee" by Emma Hammond, "Lord Have Mercy" by Fred McDowell, and "Lenga Serpentina" by Compagna Sacco. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousVoodoo In America – Blues, Jazz, Rhythm & Blues, & Calypso 1926 to 1961 ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 20s/1930s/1940s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $18.99 26.99
Caribbean voodoo hits the American scene – served up here in a host of different mid-century styles – from jazz, to blues, to R&B – with some other nice surprises in between! The voodoo component of the tracks comes through either in the subject matter, or in the rhythmic progressions – which illustrate the way that African roots shifted as they made their way through the Caribbean, up to New Orleans – never dying in intensity, and instead finding a lot of new energy in the process! The 2CD set features a big booklet of notes in English, and contains 40 titles that include "Song Of The Jumbies" by Josephine Premice, "She Put The Whamee On Me" by Screamin Jay Hawkins, "Marie Laveau" by Oscar Celstin, "Voodoo Woman" by Jay McShann, "Witch Doctor" by Art Blakey, "Thirty Days" by Chuck Berry, "Evil Eyed Woman" by Terry Timmons, "Hoodoo Lady" by Memphis Minnie, "Goofer Dust Swing" by Lil Johnson, "Root Doctor Blues" by Doctor Clayton, and "It's Your Voodoo Working" by Charles Sheffield. CD

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✨✧ VariousR&B Christmas – Icon ... CD
Universal, 1990s/2000s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Contemporary Christmas classics from the past few decades of soul music – a tightly-done set that brings together some of the best of the more recent Holiday cuts! The package is a nice contrast to some of the more classic Christmas soul collections on the market – such as those from Motown or Stax – and shows a continuing legacy in the evolution of Holiday soul – as some of these artists are reworking original tracks from the 70s – whereas many 70s soul artists were initially only serving up soul versions of more standard Christmas numbers. Titles include "Someday At Christmas" by Mary J Blige, "This Christmas" by Ashanti, "Baby It's Cold Outside" by Vanessa Williams & Bobby Caldwell, "Merry Christmas Baby" by Faith Evans, "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" by Toni Braxton & Babyface, "It's The Most Wonderful Time Of Year" by Patti LaBelle, "Winter Wonderland" by The Isley Brothers, "The First Noel" by Brian McKnight, and "Silent Night" by Boyz II Men. CD

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✨✧ Tiny GrimesDefinitive Black & Blue Sessions – Food For Thought ... CD
Black & Blue (France), 1970/1974. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Tiny Grimes is one of the most unique guitarists in jazz – a player with a force and power that's clearly rooted in the blues – given that he can hit the strings like T Bone Walker or Pee Wee Crayton – but a style that's clearly jazz overall, and delivered with a heck of a lot of punch! This album has Grimes really shining in a small combo with Jay McShann on piano, George Kelly on tenor, and Francois Biensan on Hammond – working in a groove that's got just the right kind of open vibe to recall some of Tiny's best albums for Prestige Records from a decade before – nice in gritty, in the best possible way! Titles include "Morgantini With Mime", "Food For Thought", "Young Blood's Blues", and "Connie Hayes Groovy Eyes". CD also features a session from a few years later – similarly excellent, with Lloyd Glenn on piano – on tracks that include "Sid's West End Blues", "Lil Darlin", "Swingin Mama", and "Some Groovy Fours". CD
 
 
 



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