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✨✧ VariousOne-Der-Ful Collection – Halo Records (with download) ... LP
One Der Ful/Secret Stash, 1960s. New Copy 2 LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A really unique side of the legendary One-Derful family of Chicago soul music labels – the tiny Halo imprint, where the company issued all of their incredible gospel music! The Halo sound is like a deep soul take on the other One-Derful/Mar-V-Lus material – cut at the same time, in a similar scene, often with the same studio talent too – but tuned towards styles that are more righteous and more mellow than some of the more upbeat soul on the bigger labels – a heady brew of Chicago roots and heavenly inspiration, served up here in one mighty nice set! As with the others in the series, there's a number of cuts here that were never issued at the time – which makes this collection way more than just a "best of" the label – and instead more of an archival package, especially given the huge booklet of notes that comes along with the whole thing. A beautiful look at this under-exposed side of the Chicago 60s scene – with titles that include "Why Can't We Love Our Fellowman" by The Golden Tones, "Send Your Cleansing Power" by The Gospel Ambassadors, "Lord Deliver Me" by The Original Ensemble, "Why Do Men Treat The Lord As They Do" by The Redemption Harmonizers, "Man In The City (parts 1 & 2)" by The Lucy Rogers Singers, "Lord I Will Never Forget" by Rev Lofton & The Holy Travelers, "Keep Movin Along" by The Daytonians, and "I Have Made A Change" by The Flying Clouds Of Joy. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download – and beautiful large booklet of notes!)
 
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Brass FeverBrass Fever ... LP
ABC, 1975. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Nice record by Brass Fever, and a one that was recorded before their more disco-y Time Is Running Out LP. The band includes a host of great horn players like George Bohannon, Jerome Richardson, Oscar Brashear, and John Handy – plus some good solos by Odell Brown on keyboards. Five long cuts, including covers of "Sunshine Superman" and "Lady Marmalade", plus the cuts "Djingi" and "Bach Bone". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cove rhas light wear.)

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Chick Corea & Return To ForeverLight As A Feather ... LP
Polygram, 1972. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A classic bit of jazzy fusion from Chick Corea and the legendary Return To Forever group that included Flora Purim and Airto! The sound of the album influenced a generation, and although the album was overlooked by groovers for years, partly due to its success, it still sounds surprisingly fresh – skipping along with an amazing mix of fusion, Brazilian rhythms, and free-thinking solos! The album's overflowing with great-grooving goodies – and titles include the great original version of "Captain Marvel", plus "Light As A Feather", "Spain", and "500 Miles High". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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EsquivelStrings Aflame ... LP
RCA, 1959. Very Good ... $6.99
Despite the "strings" in the title, this one actually swings quite well, and has a bit of an exotic gypsy flavor to it, augmented by cool spacey production that makes the strings hum with a strange other-worldly tonality. The set's filled with the usual crazy Esquivel arrangements, and includes the cuts "Turkish March", "Andalusian Sky", "Misirlou", and "Gypsy Lament". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has a small split on the top seam.)

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Elis ReginaSaudade Do Brasil Vol 1 ... LP
Elektra (Brazil), 1980. Sealed ... $11.99
A great little album by Elis – recorded for Elektra, but very much in the spirit of her classic work for Philips in the 70s. Like so many of those records, this one features arrangements and keyboards by Cesar Camargo Mariano – and the list of tracks is a stellar blend of work by some of Brazil's finest writers. Includes a wonderful version of Milton Nascimento's "Maria Maria" – plus "Alo Alo Marciano", "O Primeiro Jornal", "Marambaia", "Menino", and "Redescobrir". LP, Vinyl record album

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Duke Ellington & Billy StrayhornGreat Times – Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn Piano Duets (Dutch pressing) ... LP
Riverside/Fontana (Netherlands), 1950/1964. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A wonderful stripped-down set of piano work from Duke Ellington – presented here in an obscure set of duets recorded with Billy Strayhorn in 1950, finally issued as a full package by Riverside in the mid 60s – at a time when more folks seemed to be paying attention to Duke's stylings on the keys! The tracks are all relatively shortish, and accompaniment includes bass from either Lloyd Trotman, Joe Schulman, or Wendell Marshall, plus a bit of drums from Jo Jones. Strayhorn plays celeste on two numbers, and some numbers feature either artist solo. Titles include "Oscalypso", "Flamingo", "Cottontail", "Bang Up Blues", "Johnny Come Lately", "Tonk", "In A Blue Summer Garden", and "Blues For Banton". LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice 60s Dutch pressing!)

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Stan Getz with Joao GilbertoBest Of Two Worlds ... LP
Columbia, 1976. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A wonderful return to the sounds of Brazil for Stan Getz – a 70s album that reunites him with Joao Gilberto, but in a style that's somewhat different than the pair's older Verve recordings! The sound here is looser, freer – more in that breezy Brazilian mode that evolved out of the initial bossa years – and Stan's tenor sounds great in the setting, with those loose yet heartfelt lines we love so much from this period! Joao's great too – somehow even more "present" on the record than before, with that amazing ability to do so much with so little – as on some of his own great 70s recordings. Miucha contributes some English language vocals to the record alongside Joao's Portuguese ones, and Oscar Castro Neves handled the arrangements with a nicely stripped-down style that has plenty of focus on the percussion and rhythms. Titles include a sublime English language version of "Aqua De Marco (Waters Of March)", plus the tracks "Double Rainbow", "Falsa Bahiana", "Ligia", "Izaura", "Eu Vim Da Bahia", and "E Preciso Perdoar". LP, Vinyl record album

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Quincy JonesPawnbroker ... LP
Mercury, Late 60s. Very Good ... $4.99
A nice one by Quincy! Although the material here isn't funky like his 70's work, it does show Quincy as a strong composer of serious thriller-type material – working in a style that produces a nice amount of tension and mood, and which still has some nice touches of jazz. The group is filled with strong jazz players like Freddie Hubbard, Anthony Ortega, Oliver Nelson, Elvin Jones, and others – and the album features a vocal version of the theme by Marc Allen, plus a crazy spoken bit from the movie, by Rod Steiger! Other titles include "Harlem Drive", "Naked Truth", "Rack 'Em Up", and "Death Scene". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label mono pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ VariousRock Gospel – The Key To The Kingdom ... LP
Motown, 1971. Used ... Out Of Stock
A very hip gospel album from Motown – clearly designed to cash in on the success of Edwin Hawkins and other crossover artists of the time – and a unique project that features Motown stars (plus a few lesser-knowns) singing spiritual tunes with a very righteous 70s edge! The "rock" isn't really rock that much – more just a code word for cool/righteous presentation – in keeping with rock gospel musical work of the time. Includes a rare alternate version of "God Is Love" by Marvin Gaye – plus "Hey Lordy" by Bobby Taylor, "Sinner Man" and "There Is A God" by Valerie Simpson, "God Bless The Child" by Blinky, "May His Love Shine Forever" by The Supremes, "How Great Thou Art" by Gladys Knight & The Pips, "Jesus Is The Key" by Ken Christy & The Sunday People, and "I'd Love To Be As Heavy As Jesus" by Stoney & Meatloaf. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear and some light stains.)

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✨✧ Roy AyersEverybody Loves The Sunshine (40th anniversary yellow vinyl pressing) ... LP
Polydor, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
One of Roy Ayers' biggest albums ever – and also one of his deepest, too! The whole thing's an incredible album of mellow jazzy soul – and it shows Roy at the crossroads, perfecting his earlier funk style with a sweet mellow R&B edge, getting a bit slicker, but still staying on the righteous path, and opening up a whole new bag in soul music. There's a wonderful electric vibe running through the record – not just from Roy's vibes, but from the Fender Rhodes and Arp work by Phillip Woo – and the amazing energy of the rest of the group too. Features the landmark title cut – "Everybody Loves The Sunshine", one of those tunes that becomes more and more of a classic each year – plus spiritual numbers like "Third Eye" , "Keep on Walking", and "The Golden Rod". Very righteous, and with a cool dope jazzy groove! LP, Vinyl record album

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Roy AyersNo Stranger To Love ... LP
Polydor, 1979. Very Good- ... $4.99
An oft-overlooked funky soul gem from the incredible Roy Ayers – taking turns with both uptempo material and more smoothed out soul sounds – all done with Roy's trademark jazzy approach to the dancefloor! No Stranger To Love is a sly, and often funky set that deserves to be mentioned with his more famous dancefloor ready work of the late 70s – and if it gets an extra point two for the incredibly cool cover photo, the slow burning grooves more than deliver on the promise! The album does a really nice job of rolling out both the sultry jazzy soul and the funkier Ayers modes, with sweet strings in spots, Roy's incomparable vibes, bass and keyboard grooving, and vocals that set the mood for both the slow jams and the funky stuff! Includes the extended mellow number "Don't Let Our Love Slip Away", one of Roy's better downtempo moments, plus great stuff like "Don't Stop The Feeling", plus "What You Won't Do For Love", "No Stranger To Love/Want You", "Shack Up, Pack Up, It's Up (When I'm Gone)", "Don't Hide Your Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Martha Bass, Fontella Bass, David PeastonFrom The Root To The Source ... LP
Soul Note (Italy), 1980. Near Mint- ... $11.99
A compelling blend of jazz styles and gospel roots – one that has Fontella Bass joining forces with spiritual singers Martha Bass and David Peaston – with a bit of AACM backing thrown in for good measure! The vocals really stretch out strongly on the set – sometimes following conventional gospel lines, but with small combo backing – other times showing a more complicated sense of spirituality that befits the modern setting of the album. Musicians include Amina Claudine Myers on organ and piano (plus a bit of vocals too), Malachi Favors on bass, and Phillip Wilson on drums – and both Fontella Bass and Peaston play some piano as well. Titles include "In The Garden", "He Touched Me", "Something Down Inside Of Me", "I Feel A Change", and "God Is So Good To Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Jorge BenAfrica Brasil (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Philips/Polysom (Brazil), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99
A landmark recording that is one of Jorge Ben's best albums ever! The album is a perfect realization of the way that Jorge mixes Brazilian rhythms with choppy Afro grooves – and the result is a masterpiece that yeilded some of his biggest tracks ever. Included here is the great choppy funk track "Ponta De Lanca", plus loads of other goodies like "O Filosofo", "Xica Da Silva", "A Historia De Jorge", and a great remake of "Taj Mahal" – probably his greatest cut ever. Great all the way through – and is a perfect introduction to Jorge Ben if you don't know his work, and an essential addition to your collection if you do! LP, Vinyl record album

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Maria BethaniaDrama 3o Ato/Luz Da Noite ... LP
Philips, 1973. Very Good Gatefold ... $19.99
Proof that Maria Bethania must have been one of the most exciting Brazilian artists to see live in the 70s! Although a concert set, the album's got a sophistication and sound that matches some of the best MPB studio work of the early 70s – with a slightly messed-up quality to the backings that mix together jazz with more abstract psychedelic influences! Accompaniment is by the core Terra Trio, plus Chiquito and Pedro Dos Santos – and as on other records from this time, Maria sings with a sense of power that's really tremendous! Titles include "Iansa", "Drama", "Formosa", "Baioque", "Movimento Dos Barcos", "Soneto", "Bodas De Prata", and "Atras Da Porta" – as well as some spoken passages. LP, Vinyl record album

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Maria BethaniaTalisma ... LP
Philips (Brazil), 1980. Very Good+ ... $13.99
A laid back, pretty record from Maria Bethania. A lot of the tracks were written by Caetano Veloso and he and Gilberto Gil make a guest appearance on the album. Tracks include "Vida Real", "Cansei De Ilusoes", "Pele", "Noite De Um Verao De Sonho", "Amo Tanto Viver", and "Talisma". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the fold-out original insert with lyrics on one side and a poster of Bethania on the other.)

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✨✧ Blue Note All Stars (Akinmusire/Glasper/Hodge/LoueOur Point Of View ... LP
Blue Note, 2017. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99 29.99
A brilliant update of the older Blue Note All-Stars concept – a set that features a tremendous lineup of the contemporary talents who've helped shape the new sound of the label in recent years – including trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire, keyboardist Robert Glasper, bassist Derrick Hodge, guitarist Lionel Loueke, drummer Kendrick Scott, and tenor saxophonist Marcus Strickland. The set's produced by Glasper, and has all the open, soulful currents of his own great records for the label – but also really draws a lot from the contributions of the other heavyweights too – as they work together on a se of mostly original tunes, all with shapes and sounds that you never would have expected on Blue Note in years past. We're huge fans of this direction of the label – and appreciate the way that they've found a way to keep things creatively soulful, but without rehashing the past or resorting to easy gimmicks. There's a depth here that would have made the old school proud – and titles include "Bayyinah", "Cycling Through Reality", "Witch Hunt", "Second Light", "Freedom Dance", and "Message Of Hope" – plus a few shorter tracks dedicated to Bruce Lundvall, the always-optimistic champion who headed the label in the years before his death. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Our Point Of View ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Dollar BrandAfrican Marketplace ... LP
Elektra, 1980. Near Mint- ... $9.99
One of Dollar Brand's more ambitious albums – featuring a larger group of players than usual, working through some compositions that have as much life and spirit as might be implied by the title! The group includes Brand on keyboards, conga, and soprano sax – plus work by Carlos Ward on sax, Gary Chandler on trumpet, Craig Harris on trombone, Cecil McBee on bass, and Dwayne Armstrong on tenor. Titles include "Whoza Mtwana", "The Homecoming Song", "Anthem For The New Nation", "African Marketplace", and "Moniebah". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Dee Dee BridgewaterLive In Paris ... LP
Impulse, 1986. Very Good ... $3.99
One of Dee Dee Bridgewater's greatest jazz albums, and a very important record in her career – as it marked a shift back to straight jazz vocals, after years of working in a more R&B inflected mode. The album's recorded in Paris, where Dee Dee's spent an awful lot of time over the years, and you can feel that familiarity in the way she presents the material – easily slipping back into a jazz vocal mode, working before an appreciative audience without any thoughts of crossover popularity, hitting that proud, strong, and free style that's been carrying her well for a number of years now. Includes a great version of "All Blues", plus the tracks "On A Clear Day", "Here's That Rainy Day", "There Is No Greater Love", and "Misty". LP, Vinyl record album
(MCA pressing from 1989. Cover has a name in marker on back. Labels have some marker.)

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✨✧ Tom BrowneLove Approach ... LP
GRP/Arista, 1980. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $8.99
An early gem from trumpeter Tom Browne – a set that not only firmly established Browne as one of the best young players of his generation, but which also paved the way for a whole new direction for jazz funk in the 80s! The record is a perfect example of how great the mix of R&B rhythms and jazz fusion instrumentation could be – groovy enough to capture a whole new audience from the soul market, but still more than respectful of the solo talents of the leader – but all without any attempt at smooth jazz commercialism at all! There's some great hard funk moments on the set – and Browne approaches the music in a way that's nicely different than Donald Byrd or Freddie Hubbard, two older players who first helped forge this sound in the 70s – and whose path Tom's clearly taking, but with new directions of his own. There's almost more of a street-worthy vibe to the set – quite a surprise if you only know later records on the GRP label – and the arrangements are by Tom, Weldon Irvine, Lesette Wilson, and Dave Grusin. Titles include the funky classic "Funkin' For Jamaica", plus "Her Silent Smile", "Moon Rise", "Nocturne", "Forever More", and "Weak In The Knees". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)
Also available
Love Approach (Japanese pressing) ... CD 8.99
Love Approach ... CD 13.99

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Philip Catherine with Marc MoulinStream ... LP
Warner/KTI (Japan), New Copy ... About November 5, 2017
One of the coolest records ever from guitarist Philip Catherine, and one of the funkiest too – thanks to a really sharp edge that you won't find on some of his other albums, and lots of Fender Rhodes from the legendary Marc Moulin too! Some of Catherine's other records of the 70s were a bit laidback or noodly – but this set's got a strong, soulful drive all the way through – a nice focus that may well come from the production of Sacha Distel, himself a onetime guitarist! But the group's just got things right on the money, right from the start – with some very strong funky drums from Freddy Rotheir, plus trombone from Jiggs Wigham and both bass and flute from Freddy Deronde. Titles include "Bassline", "Let's Put It Like This", "Stream", "Foire", "Face", "Jeux Interdits", and "Memphis Talk". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Dennis CoffeyEvolution ... LP
Sussex, 1971. Very Good+ ... $29.99
A groundbreaking little record – and one that set a whole new standard for guitar funk in the 70s! By the time of this set, Dennis Coffey had been playing, arranging, and producing all over the Detroit soul scene for many years – so it wasn't like he really needed a hit to get paid or anything – but the record forever marked him as a guitar player to be reckoned with, and is a perfect showcase for Coffey's fuzzed-out funky style – instantly recognizable and still extremely popular today! The album contains the monster breakbeat cut "Scorpio" – kind of a seminal text of hip hop – plus plenty of other groovers like "Getting It On", "Garden Of The Moon", "Big City Funk", and "Sad Angel". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and some marker on back.)
 
 
 



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