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✨✧ Billy EckstineEverything I Have Is Yours – The Best Of The MGM Years ... CD
Verve, Late 40s/1950s. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
(Out of print. Includes original slipcase.)

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✨✧ Lena HorneLena Horne Sings – The MGM Singles Collection ... CD
MGM/Hip-O Select, Late 40s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An overlooked chapter of Lena Horne's career – early sides as a solo act recorded for MGM Records in the late 40s, done at a time when Lena was really starting to rise up in films as well! The approach here is perhaps a bit more innocent than some of Horne's later material – especially her 50s sides for RCA – with maybe a bit less swing, but all the charm and class that Lena brought to her music from the start! Backings are by Luther Henderson and Lennie Hayton – her famous partner both in and out of the studio – and there's a somewhat soundtrack-like quality to most of the numbers, with lush backings and kind of a dreamy feel overall. Titles include "Something To Live For", "Pass Me By", "Where Or When", "The Lady Is A Tramp", "Deed I Do", "Love Of My Life", "Can't Help Lovin Dat Man", "The Man I Love", and "It's Mad Mad Mad". CD

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✨✧ VariousHollywood Swing & Jazz – Hot Numbers From Classic MGM, Warner Bros, & RKO Films ... CD
Turner Classic/Rhino, 1930s/1940s/1950s/1960s. Used 2CDs ... Out Of Stock
(Out of print.)
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✨✧ Toshiko AkiyoshiUnited Notions ... CD
MGM/Fresh Sound (Spain), 1958. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A unique early large group session from pianist Toshiko Akioshi – recorded with a hip group of international players! The record's almost a precursor of some of Akioshi's better-known big band work of later years – but it's got more of a small combo feel overall, thanks to a tight septet lineup that includes Toshiko on piano, Nat Adderley on cornet, Rolf Kuhn on alto and clarinet, Bobby Jaspar on tenor and flute, Rene Thomas on guitar, John Drew on bass, and Bert Dahlander (aka Bart Dahl) on drums. Doc Severinson stands in on trumpet for Adderley on a few numbers – but the real stars of the show are the reedmen, who get plenty of space to do their thing, and seem to show Toshiko's early preference for sharp-edged solos with a lot of feeling. Titles include "Sukiyaki", "Swinging Till The Girls Come Home", "United Notions", and "Civilized Folk". CD

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✨✧ Velvet UndergroundVelvet Underground & Nico (2 CD Deluxe Edition) ... CD
MGM/Polydor, Late 60s. Used 2CDs ... Out Of Stock
Delicate dissonance, bruised beauty, and hazy noise pop – all in one of the best rock albums ever made – the amazing first album from the Velvet Underground and Nico! The album's the stuff of legend – and for good reason, too – a surprising slab of vinyl that barely set the world on its ear when first issued back in the mid 60s – yet a record that's gone onto have an influence felt for decades to come – arguably one of the most important rock records of all time. There's a really sinister edge to the record, even when things are sweet – and the range of subject matter and handling here is brilliant – from the dream pop slice of heaven "Sunday Morning", the melodic bitterness of "Femme Fatale", the massive White Light-esque freakout "European Son", and the sublime "Heroin" – quite possibly the inspiration for generations of drug use to come. The whole thing's a classic – with wonderful vocals from both Nico and Lou Reed – and titles include "Venus In Furs", "Run Run Run", "Black Angel's Death Song", "I'll Be Your Mirror", and "All Tomorrow's Parties". 2 CD version features the complete stereo mix of the LP plus the 4 tracks from Nico's Chesea Girl that featured the Velvets on the first disc. Disc 2 features the mono mix of the LP (first time on CD in the US), plus the single versions of "All Tomorrow's Parties", "I'll Be Your Mirror", "Sunday Morning" and "Femme Fatale". Other LP tracks include "The Black Angels Death Song", "I'm Waiting For My Man", "Venus In Furs", "Run Run Run", "There She Goes Again", and "I'll Be Your Mirror". The Chelsea Girl tracks are "Little Sister", "Winter Song", "It Was A Pleasure Then, "Chelsea Girls", and "Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams". 31 in all. CD
(In original plastic sleeve. Barcode has a cutout mark.)
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✨✧ Solomon BurkeSolomon Burke Collection ... CD
Universal (UK), Early 70s. Used ... $3.99
A key look at a near-neglected side of the career of legendary soulman Solomon Burke! The collection brings together some wonderful work that Solomon recorded for MGM, Chess, and ABC in the early 70s (including one funky soundtrack) – records that step nicely off the style of Burke's later work on Atlantic, and which show him growing tremendously at the time! Most of the work is still in the southern soul mode of earlier years, but the production and arrangements show Solomon picking up some great elements of 70s modern and mellow influences – smoothing things out instrumentally, occasionally getting a bit funky, but still keeping plenty of space for his incredible vocals! It's about time that somebody put these tracks together – and although the package is a budget one, it features 19 tracks in all, with nearly all the best cuts from these albums! Titles include "Let Me Wrap My Arms Around You", "You & Your Baby Blues", "Get Up & Do Something For Yourself", "Fight Back", "We're Almost Home", "Love's Street & Fool's Road", "Electronic Magnetism", "Shambala", "Georgia Up North", "I Have A Dream", "Midnight & You", and "All For The Love Of Sunshine". CD

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Roy HamiltonDark End Of The Street – The Operatic Soul Of Roy Hamilton 1963 to 1969 ... CD
Raven (Australia), 1960s. Used ... $9.99
Incredible work from Roy Hamilton – a range of wonderful tunes from Roy's 60s years, a time when he was really reinventing the sound of his music! Hamilton first burst onto the scene in the 50s – a singer with an incredible voice, but one that was used in more mainstream pursuits. Yet by the time of these sides, Roy had picked up plenty of soul – particularly the country-styled variety that had come from earlier material by Ray Charles and Brook Benton – taken to new heights in the 60s by singers like Joe Tex and Solomon Burke. The sides here show that Hamilton had a big hand in the evolution of the genre too – and the set brings together material that Roy recorded for AGP, Capitol, RCA, and MGM – a whopping 28 tracks that include "Let Go", "Midnight Town Daybreak City", "Gloomy Sunday", "I Taught Her Everything She Knows", "You Shook Me Up", "Lament", "Wait Until Dark", "Angelica", "100 Years", "Hang Ups", "It's Only Make Believe", "Reach Out For Me", "Don't Worry About Me", "Let The Music Play", "Crackin Up Over You", "My Peaceful Forest", and "The Dark End Of The Street". CD

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Millie JacksonMillie Jackson (1972) (expanded edition) ... CD
Spring/Southbound (UK), 1972. Used ... $8.99
Ahhh . . . Great stuff! This Millie Jackson's tremendous debut album – and the work here is completely different from later records that have her more in a bitchy mode! Here, Millie's a heartbroken southern diva – right in the vein of Ann Sexton, Doris Duke, or Shirley Brown – and even though the arrangements are done north of the Mason/Dixon line (in New York by Bert DeCoteaux, and in DC by Tony Camillo), the record feels like it was lifted off the pressing plant in Muscle Shoals or Jackson! Titles include "I Ain't Giving Up", "I Miss You Baby", "Ask Me What You Want", "My Man, A Sweet Man", "I Just Can't Stand It", and "Strange Things". CD version features a whopping 11 bonus tracks – many of which were never issued before – and titles include the MGM numbers "My Heart Took A Licking" and "A Little Bit Of Something", plus "Ask Me What You Want (unedited master)", "Untrue Men", "I Don't Wanna Talk About It", "Strange Things (alt mix)", "My Man A Sweet Man (unedited master)", and "You're The Joy Of My Life (alt take)". CD

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✨✧ Incredible Bongo BandBongo Rock – The Story Of The Incredible Bongo Band ... CD
Strut (UK), Early 70s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Hooo-hah! Here's one that makes us happy – very happy! The set's a retrospective of early 70s work by The Incredible Bongo Band – a studio group with a talent for making very funky tracks! The group were one of the first to be used heavily by the mid 70s South Bronx DJs who were forging the blueprint for hip hop – which is why you'll instantly recognize the breaks in tracks like "Apache" and "Bongo Rock" on this set – but there's a heck of a lot more to the group than you might expect, as you'll find in the great set of tracks on the release, and in the well-researched notes on the material. The package brings together titles from the group's two (and only) albums for the MGM/Pride label during the early 70s – Bongo Rock and The Return Of The Incredible Bongo Band – and you'll never find a batch of more compelling tracks that mix together drum breaks, bongo riffing, moog, and guitar! Titles include "Let There Be Drums", "Bongolia", "Kiburi (part 1)", "Sing Sing Sing", "Duelling Bongos", "In A Gadda Da Vida", "When The Bed Breaks Down, I'll Meet You In The Spring", "Last Bongo In Belgium", "Bongo Rock 73", "Apache", "Sharp Nine", and "Okey Dokey". 19 tracks in all! CD
(Out of print.)

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