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VariousOne-Der-Ful Collection – Mar-V-Lus Records ... LP
One Der Ful/Secret Stash, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $18.99
One of the coolest labels on the Chicago soul scene of the 60s – part of the larger One-Der-Ful family of imprints, and equally important as the flagship company! Mar-V-Lus cut some of the hippest work in the Windy City at the time – deeply soulful singles that were really at the cusp of the scene, and which also had a fair bit of funk in the mix as well – the grittier side of Chicago soul that really represented the true sound of the underground! And although some of the Mar-V-Lus label material has been reissued over the years, this package uncovers 10 never-issued tracks, and mixes them with 15 more gems that only ever came out as rare indie singles – making for over two dozen Chicago soul treasures, packaged here with a very detailed set of notes. The package is another great step in this six-volume series – and completely essential listening, even to long-trained Chicago soul ears like ours! Unreleased tracks include "For You My Love" by Josephine Taylor, "Sad Souvenirs" by The Ulti-mations, "I Feel Good All Over" by Baby Miracles, "I Want A Man" by Josephine Taylor, "If You Need Me" by The Du-Ettes, "Sweatin" by Alvin Cash, "Stop Call The Cop" by The Du-Ettes, and "Your Love Picks Me Up" by Josephine Taylor – and other titles include "Love Is A Good Thing Goin" by The Blenders, "Don't Turn Your Back On Me" by Johnny Sayles, "I Still Can't Get You" by Joseph Moore, "Joey" by The Young Folk, "Philly Freeze" by Alvin Cash, "You're Gonna Be Sorry" by Cicero Blake, "Would I Do It Over" by The Ulti-mations, "Lonely Girl" by Miss Madeline, and "Whole Lot Of Lovin" by Johnny Sayles. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available One-Der-Ful Collection – Mar-V-Lus Records ... CD 16.99
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Alvin Cash & The RegistersTwine Time ... LP
Mar V Lus, 1965. Very Good+ ... $9.99
The classic album of short funky Chicago soul dance tracks, recorded for Mar V Lus as the follow-up to Alvin's huge "Twine Time" single. Most of the cuts on here have the same sort of groove, and most of them were written by either Andre Williams or Monk Higgins, with the kind of hard soul approach they were taking at the time with Chicago soul. Tracks include "Burn Just A Hair", "Do It One More Time", "Barracuda", "Hawk Eye", and "Bump". A potentially great record that's marred only by the rough recording quality of the Mar V Lus studios – every copy we've come across has sounded somewhat distorted and dirty, regardless of how clean the vinyl is . LP, Vinyl record album
(PLEASE NOTE: any sound quality issues are a result of poor master tapes, as noted above.)
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Teemu Akerblom QuartetTeemu Akerblom Quartet (with download) ... LP
Jazzaggression (Finland), 2015. New Copy ... $22.99
An excellent contemporary combo from Finland – but one who are right at home on the Jazzaggression label, which mostly issues rare gems from years past! The sound here is plenty classic – and recalls that great 70s moment on the European scene when the best groups were aware of 60s advances like free or modal jazz, but could also swing as well – often bringing all elements to play in a single tune, but finding a way to make their most creative work still hold very strongly to a larger tradition in jazz! The group here is a quartet, but one with a slightly shifting lineup – the core trio of Teemu Akerblom on bass, Mikko Arlin on drums, and Max Zenger on saxes and flute – plus a changing fourth player from track to track – either Ville Vannemaa or Jarno Tikka on tenor, or Verneri Pohjola on trumpet. The lack of any piano really enforces the importance of the bass to the rhythms – and Akerblom's a player with a strong sense of modal energy, which often sets things up beautifully for the reed and trumpet solos to really soar and do their thing – shifting in intensity from track to track, partly because of that rotating fourth player! All tracks are original, and very fresh – and titles include "Blues For Martin", "Dark Corners", "Gilman's Point", "October 22", and "Harmaata Nakyvissa". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies deluxe sleeve release, with download.)

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Harold AlexanderAre You Ready? ... LP
Flying Dutchman, 1972. Very Good- Gatefold ... $9.99
One of the few albums ever cut by saxophonist Harold Alexander – and a nice little live date that has the leader really stretching out on soprano sax and flute! The tracks are super-long – and in addition to great read work from Alexander, the set also features smoking piano from Neal Creque – on loan from Pucho & The Soul Brothers – plus guitar from Cornell Dupree! Titles include the great funky track "Quick City Revisited", plus a sweet cover of "Watermelon Man", and a ten minute jamming take on "High Heel Sneakers". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo, with marker on labels. Cover has split seams hed with tape, adhesive remnants on front, stickers inside the gatefold, and some pen on back.)

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Johnny AlfOlhos Negros ... LP
RCA/BMG (Brazil), 1990. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A later album from Johnny Alf – and one recorded with a beautifully mature feel overall! The album's filled with great duets – tunes that pair Alf with singers like Gal Costa, Chico Buarque, Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, and Leny Andrade – all of whom sound wonderful alongside Johnny's raspy, aging style. The tunes are a bit more laidback than some of his earliest work, but never in a way that's sleepy – just pensive at points, which makes for an especially nice setting for some of the guests. Titles include "Ilusao A Toa", "Dois Coracoes", "O Que E Amar", "Eu E A Brisa", "Bar Da Praia", "Tem Mais", "Olhos Negros", and "Rapaz De Bem". LP, Vinyl record album

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Gene AmmonsBoss Is Back! ... LP
Prestige, 1969. Near Mint- ... $8.99
In "back", the title is pointing to the fact that Gene Ammons is back on the scene, after being released from 7 years of a tragic 15 year narcotics sentence in prison. The album marks a proud return for Jug – who'd not recorded since a very successful flurry of sides recorded in 1961, done for a number of labels, and issued slowly during his time off the recording market. The album's a nice groover in a Prestige funky mode – with Bernard Purdie on drums on a number of cuts, plus work by Sonny Phillips, Candido, and Junior Mance. Includes the funky cuts "Tastin' the Jug" and "Jungle Boss" – plus "Madame Queen" and "Feeling Good". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing.)

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Gene AmmonsGolden Tone Of Gene Ammons (Golden Saxophone Of Gene Ammons) ... LP
Savoy, Late 40s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A nice collection of Gene Ammons' work that doesn't always get as well remembered as his sides for Prestige or Chess – late 40s bop recordings for Savoy, done in a wonderfully full-voiced tone! The set features Gene's classic "Red Top", plus the great two part "Big Slam", and the titles "Chips", "Goodtime Blues", "Fuzzy", "Jim Dawgs", and "Street Of Dreams". The album doesn't list personnel at all for the tracks, or dates – but the music speaks volumes on its own! LP, Vinyl record album
(Maroon label pressing. Cover has a small split at the bottom seam, but is nice overall.)

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✨✧ Curtis AmyWay Down ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1962. Very Good ... $48.99
An incredible album by one of the best soul jazz reed players to emerge from the LA scene of the 60s! Amy started his career playing R&B-ish organ/tenor material, but by this point, he was really opening up his bag a lot – hitting modalish grooves that showed definite traces of Coltrane, but which were also still firmly rooted in his Texas tenor tradition. This album's one of his rarest, and it features a very young Roy Ayers (billed as Ron Ayers) playing vibes, plus Marcus Belgrave on trumpet, Roy Brewster on trombone, and John Houston on piano. Titles include "Way Down", "Liberia", "Lisa", "Bells & Horns", and "A Soulful Bee, A Soulful Rose". Beautiful! LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue and silver label pressing. Cover has a split top seam & some splitting on the spine)

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Horacee ArnoldTales Of the Exonerated Flea ... LP
Columbia, 1974. Very Good- ... $9.99
A lost fusion classic from the early 70s – one of the only records cut under the leadership of drummer Horacee Arnold, but a heck of a great little set with a soaringly righteous sound! The style here is plenty full-on, but a bit less rock-leaning than some of the other Columbia fusion of the period – thanks to a spacious vision on Arnold's part, and the inclusion of a fair bit of sounds from world music. Players on the set include Art Webb on flute, Sonny Fortune on soprano sax, John Abercrombie on guitar, David Friedman on vibes and marimba, Dom Um Romao on percussion, and Jan Hammer on moog and electric piano – and although there's a fair bit of guitar in the mix, the other acoustic elements are kept nice and high too – for a blend that's almost like some of the best Brazilian fusion from later years, touched by a slightly funkier sound! Tracks really stretch out nicely, allowing for plenty of solo space as they roll on, in a way that's almost a cross between Strata East and some of the more familiar mainstream fusion modes of the time. Very hip stuff, with titles that include "Benzele Windows", "Tales Of The Exonerated Flea", "Euroaquilo Silence", "Puppet Of The Seasons", "Sing Night Jar", and "Delicate Evasions". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has masking tape on all seams, adhesive remnants on front, and some pen on back.)

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Cesar AscarrunzCesar 830 ... LP
Flying Dutchman, 1975. Very Good Gatefold ... $24.99
Lost Latin funk from the Bay Area scene of the 70s – and an album that may well blow away better-known work by groups like Malo, Azteca, or El Chicano! The album's near-perfect right from the start – and brings in plenty of New York elements to the groove, thanks to the inclusion of a heady amount of jazz alongside the soul, Latin, and funk elements in the grooves! The legendary Teo Macero produced and arranged – and really takes a lot of care in the studio to focus the overall energy of the tremendous talents on the record – players who include Hadley Caliman on flute and tenor, Steve Marcus on soprano sax, Benny Velarde on timbales, and Francisco Aguabella on congas – plus the trio of Cesar, Mark Levine, and Merl Sanders on keyboards. Most numbers have this really full, flowing groove – jazzy, but with a strong emphasis on the rhythms – and often touched with some great work on guitar that echoes the Santana-inspired sound of the generation, yet never in a rock way at all. Linda Tillery sings vocals on a few numbers, but the main focus is definitely instrumental – and the whole album's great – with cuts that include "See Saw Affair", "Azucar", "Descarga", "The Devil & Montezuma", "Gotta Get Away", and "Bridges". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing! NOTE: Cover has peeling, stains and waviness along the bottom half due to moisture.)

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Choi Sun Bae QuartetSound Of Nature – Live At Shinjuku ... LP
Chap Chap/Universal (Japan), 1995. New Copy ... $34.99
Trumpeter Choi Sun Bae really blows us away here – working in this very compressed approach to his instrument that makes for some really marvelous sounds – kind of that inside-out style of the trumpet that Don Cherry unveiled on some of his key 60s recordings as a leader – but taken to much further, freer heights here! The performance is a live one – and clearly improvised throughout – with the leader on trumpet, plus Umezu Kazutoki on alto sax, Nobuyoshi Ino on bass, and Akira Futoshi on drums – all players that work equally to free their instruments from conventional constraints – yet always with the same sort of careful, textural approach as Choi. The set was recorded at Pit Inn, and titles include "Higher Ground", "Higher Place", and "My Tribute". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Sound Of Nature – Live At Shinjuku ... CD 23.99

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B Baker Chocolate CoB Baker Chocolate Co ... LP
LC, 1979. Near Mint- ... $8.99
Pure genius from the B Baker Chocolate Company – a set that's equal parts fusion and soul, held together by these rich arrangements that really send the whole thing home! The album's never too slick, yet has a sense of perfection that matches some of the best soulful fusion dates at Blue Note or Fantasy in the mid 70s – a quality that's especially strong on the vocal tracks on the set – one of which features Lew Kirton in the lead! The players are all totally top-shelf – and include Lonnie Smith and Jimmy McGriff on keyboards, John Faddis and Marvin Stamm on trumpets, and Jimmy Ponder on guitar – and the set's got a beautiful balance that few other records like this can match. Lew Kirton sings on "It's Where You're Coming From", and "Dreamer" features Gene Scott – and instrumental tracks include the funky classic "Snowblower", plus "Carousel" and "Spirit Level". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a cutout notch, Suggested Tracks sticker, and some wear.)

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Chet BakerSings & Plays With Bud Shank, Russ Freeman & Strings ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1955. Good ... $6.99
A classic album of vocal tracks from Chet Baker – working here with a core group that features piano by Russ Freeman and flute by Bud Shank – plus additional arrangements on some tracks by the likes of Johnny Mandel, Marty Paich, and Frank Campo. The album's classic Chet all the way through – cool but fragile – summed up in the set's perfect take on the stone classic "Lets Get Lost" – plus titles that include "Just Friends", "Grey December", "I Remember You", "Long Ago & Far Away", "Someone To Watch Over Me", "I Wish I Knew", and "Daybreak". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy black label Pacific Jazz pressing with deep groove. Cover has wear, aging, split seams held with tape.)

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Ray BarrettoMessage ... LP
Fania, 1972. Very Good ... $23.99
One of Ray Barretto's hardest-hitting salsa albums of the 70s – a raw set of grooves that's got Ray moving away from the playfulness of the Latin Soul years, into a more righteous mode that's easily guessed at from the title of the set! The vibe here is very straightforward – with Ray coming down hard on conga, and working with a group that features Adalberto Santiago on lead vocals, plus Orestes Vilato on timbales, Andy Gonzalez on bass, and Luis Cruz on piano. The sound is spare and raw – and titles include the wonderfully echoey tune "O Elefante", with some great elephant-like work on trumpet – plus "Con El Cimarron", "Se Traba", "Arrepientete", and "Te Traigo Mi Son". LP, Vinyl record album
(Note: One track has a flaw that makes it unplayable, but rest is really great – almost NM-. Original multi-color label pressing! Cover has a small name.)

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Count BasieBasie ... LP
Clef, Early 50s. Very Good ... $34.99
A beautiful early Verve recording by Basie – one that's packaged here in a great David Stone Martin cover, with a red and blue watercolor of Basie himself. Players include Frank Foster, Frank Wess, Ernie Wilkins, Marshall Royal, Joe Newman, Thad Jones, Bennie Powell, and Freddie Green – plus Basie, of course. Titles include "Two Franks", "Ska Di Didle Dee Bee Doo", "Rails", "Blues Backstage", and "Perdido" – and there's a very strong focus on the best soloists in the group! (Note: this material was also issued under the title The Band Of Distinction – but this is the first version.) LP, Vinyl record album
(Original black label Clef pressing with a trumpeter logo & deep groove! Cover has a cutout hole & a peeled spot near the opening.)

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Beatles/George MartinYellow Submarine ... LP
Apple, 1968. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Sure it's a soundtrack, and sure it's got a number of songs that are just instrumentals from the film – but the record also features some excellent late Beatles tracks that can only be found here – including the killer tracks "Hey Bulldog" (almost a funky nugget), "Only A Northern Song", and "All Together Now". Also includes "Yellow Submarine" (natch) – plus "It's All Too Much" and "All You Need Is Love" – and side two features a number of groovy instrumentals from George Martin – including "Pepperland", "Sea Of Holes", "March Of The Meanies", and "Pepperland Laid Waste". LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 00s Japanese Toshiba pressing, with obi.)

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Louis BellsonSkin Deep ... LP
Verve, Early 50s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Louis grooves it nice and hard in this excellent session from his early 50s Verve years – a mixed set of small group and large group numbers, all of them pretty darn tasty! The record kicks off with the tremendous "Skin Deep" title cut – a large group number that features Louis really going to town in an extended drum solo that must be one of the longest ever recorded during the period – maybe even the "Moby Dick" of its time! Other titles include "Loris", "Copasetic", "Claxton Hall Swing", and "Phalanges" – and players include Don Elliott, Ralph Martin, and Joe Puma in the small group – plus a host of Verve regulars in the large one! LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice deep groove black label Verve pressing!)

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✨✧ Lou BennettEcos Y Ritmos De Mi Iglesia (Echoes & Rhythms Of My Church) ... LP
Bel Air/Marter (Spain), Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $36.99
A beautiful record by American ex-pat Lou Bennett – a Hammond player who moved to France, where he did the bulk of his recording! Bennett conceived this album as a moody mix of jazz and spirituals – in a similar vein to Donald Byrd's classic "with voices" albums for Blue Note – and he's got some wonderful help on the record – including work from Rene Thomas on reeds, Kenny Clarke on drums, Memphis Slim on piano, and even some backing vocals by The Dean Sisters! The Hammond holds all the elements together wonderfully – in a mix that's more jazz than church – and which has some righteous soulful currents, too. Titles include versions of Donald Byrd's "That Preachin Man" and "Elijah" – plus "This Train", "Que Feras-Tu?", and "Sauveur Ayes Pitie De Nous". LP, Vinyl record album

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Big LBig Picture ... LP
Rawkus, 2000. Sealed 2LP ... $39.99
Posthumous compilation of one of Harlem's finest MCs. Like the Lifestylez LP, this dope set leaves a great lyrical legacy behind from one of the streets' greatest wordsmiths. Beats by Premier, Pete Rock, fellow DITC member Lord Finesse, Mike Heron, Ron G and others. With "Ebonics", "Size Em Up", "Deadly Combination" featuring Tupac Shakur, "98 Freestyle", "The Heist", "The Enemy" featuring Fat Joe, "Fall Back" featuring Kool G Rap, "Flamboyant", "Casualties Of A Dice Game", "Platinum Plus" featuring Big Daddy Kane, "Who You Slidin Wit" featuring Stan Spit, "Games" featuring Sadat X & Guru, "The Triboro" featuring OC, Fat Joe & Remy Martin, and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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BlackbyrdsBlackbyrds ... LP
Fantasy, 1974. Very Good- Gatefold ... $24.99
A funky jazz treasure – and the band's landmark first album! The Blackbyrds were a legendary 70s combo that were discovered by Donald Byrd while he was teaching at Howard University – and they had a tight style that mixed raw funk influences with smoother jazz playing, creating a sound that was different from many of their contemporaries, and which pushed funk and soul into a whole new level. Byrd's work with the band was as groundbreaking as Larry Mizell's work on his own Blue Note albums – and coincidentally, Larry Mizzell's Sky High Productions handles the studio chores for the set – but in a way that's much more sharply funky than his albums with Byrd! Titles include the tight choppy funk tracks "Do It, Fluid" and "Funky Junkie", plus other nice groovers like "Summer Love", "Gut Level", and "The Runaway". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing.)

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Art BlakeyNight In Tunisia (Philips) (Japanese Direct Mastering pressing) ... LP
Philips (Japan), 1979. Near Mint- ... $28.99
A real late 70s Blakey cooker – a set that features only 3 long tracks, all very open-ended solo vehicles for young members of the group at the time! The lineup here includes David Schnitter on tenor, Bobby Watson on alto, Valery Ponomarev on trumpet, and James Williams on piano – all really stretching out here on a trio of older Blakey numbers that are loosely arranged as solo vehicles to capture the best energy of the players. Titles include an 18 minute take on "Night In Tunisia", plus versions of "Moanin" and "Blues March". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert. Cover has some light wear.)

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Art Blakey & Buddy DeFrancoBag Of Blues (aka Blues Bag) ... LP
Vee Jay, 1964. Near Mint- ... $11.99
A real lost treasure – and an incredible session that offers a real meeting of minds that's far more than you'd expect from the simple cover and title! The set is a later one for Vee Jay, and it brings together half of the Jazz Messengers with a batch of west coast players – in a groove that wonderfully mixes together different traditions and rhythms in jazz – and which steps out with a sound that's far more than the sum of its parts! Art Blakey, Lee Morgan, and Curtis Fuller join a group headed by Buddy De Franco, and featuring Victor Feldman on piano and vibes, plus Victor Sproles on bass and Freddie Hill on trumpet. The sound of the group is quite unusual – and a lot lighter than you'd guess – giving Buddy plenty of room to solo in a breezy style that's grown tremendously since his 50s recordings – pushed along by some heavier soul from Art and the group. Titles include "Rain Dance", "Blues Bag", "Twelve Tone Blues", "Kush", and "Cousin Mary". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing.)

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