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✨✧ VariousDestination Chicago – Blues Legends Of The Windy City ... CD
National Geographic, 1990s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Music from Luther Allison, Carey Bell, Koko Taylor, Syl Johnson, Lonnie Brooks & Johnny Winter, Junior Wells & Buddy Guy, Sugar Blue, Floyd Dixon, Son Seals & more. CD
(Out of print.)

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Ernest Gold/Leonard RosenmanLast Vikings/Dr Leakey & The Dawn Of Man ... CD
National Geographic/Intrada, 1966/1972. Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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BartokConcerto For Orchestra/Sonata For Two Pianos & Percussion – Robert & Gaby Casadesus/George Szell/Cleveland Orchestra ... CD
CBS (France), 1963/1965. Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Rahsaan Roland KirkDog Years In The Fourth Ring (Rare Live Material & Natural Black Inventions: Root Strata) ... CD
32 Jazz, 1960s/1997. Used 3 CDs ... $15.99
One of the greatest contributions made by the 32 Jazz label so far has been the rich amount of classic Roland Kirk material they've released on the market. The best of Kirk's work has been out of print for years, and like the folks at 32 Jazz, we think that's a darn shame – which is why we're extra-excited about a set like this! This nicely (and strangely) packaged 3 CD set features 2 CDs worth of previously unreleased live material – recorded in the years 1964 to 1975, by jazz recordist/archivist George Bonafacio. The material is amazing, and definitely gives proof to the claim that Kirk's live sets were even more amazing than his studio recordings. There's a wealth of great stuff here that really opens up an understanding of Kirk's 60s and early 70s years – and titles include "Rahsaantalk", "Misterioso", "Jammin With A Wolf", "Sister Sadie", "Blues For Alice", and a very groovy "Multi-Horn Medley". And if that's not enough, the 3rd CD of the set features the totally rare Natural Black Inventions album, which Kirk recorded for Atlantic. The record's got an amazing sound: Roland plays solo (mostly), and without the aid of overdubbing, to create these amazing soundscapes of multiple horns and circular breathing. It's filled with these fantastic throbbing pulsating reed lines, with one horn blowing rhythm, and one playing an adventurous solo – and both being blown live a the same time! Tracks include "Black Root", "Raped Voices", "Day Dream", and "Something For Trane That Trane Could Have Said". 3 great CDs of material by one of our favorite-ever reed players – and nicely priced, if we do say so ourselves! CD
(Out of print.)

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LowlifeLeaders/White Lightning/Thinking Natural ... 7-inch
HoZac, Late 70s. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $4.99
Vital roar from late 70s Canada by Lowlife – maybe the first ever punk band from Winnipeg! Given the monsters pictured on the sleeve, you might think "Leaders" would be super gnarly, but it's a pretty hooky track, though plenty raw. "White Lightning" isn't a punk version of the George Jones tune, but another high flying Lowlife original, and it does have a little bit of rootsy fuel to the guitar and bass, maybe inspired by X...not an inspiration we'd ever complain about if so! "Thinking Natural" slays, too. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Esther PhillipsAlone Again, Naturally ... LP
Kudu, 1972. Very Good ... $4.99
One of the deepest soul sets from Esther Phillips' 70s years on Kudu Records – a set with some nicely gritty grooves and a surprisingly earthy feel at times – especially when compared to some of her other albums of the time! Backings are by James Brown's old reedman, Pee Wee Ellis – and although there's some of the usual Kudu electric funk in the mix, there's also some deeper soul elements too – a vibe that's often a bit laidback and open, almost more Atlantic Records at points – which is a mighty good fit for Esther's wonderful voice! As usual for Kudu, the players are an all-star lineup – one that includes Richard Tee on keyboards, George Benson on guitar, Maceo Parker on tenor, and Bernard Purdie and Billy Cobham on drums – and Don Sebesky's also on deck a bit, to sweeten a few tracks up with light strings. The album's got a great version of Bill Withers' "Use Me" that features a tasty break in the intro – and other titles include a great version of "Alone Again (Naturally)", plus the cuts "Let's Move & Groove", "Cherry Red", "Let Me In Your Life", and "You & Me Together". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Piero Piccioni/George Garvarentz10th Victim/That Man In Istanbul ... CD
Mainstream/Intrada, 1965. New Copy ... $18.99
A pair of rare Mainstream Records soundtracks from the 60s – back to back on a single CD! First up is The Tenth Victim – also issued in Italy as La Deccima Vittima – one of our favorite soundtracks of all-time!! Piero Piccioni's score for this one is an insane mix of weird grooves, crime jazz, sound effects, and some of the coolest organ riffs you'll ever hear! (At times, we'd swear we were listening to Sun Ra on the keys!) All this fantastic music is the backdrop for an insane film starring Ursula Andress and Marcello Mastroianni that's about a crazy assassin game that's played in the future. If that sounds a bit wild, it is, and the music is in perfect step with the nutty plot. Features the great version of the title theme with vocals by Mina, plus "The Chase", "Spiral Waltz", "The Trap", "Reprieve", "The Pawn", and "Keep Running". That Man In Istanbul is a groovy soundtrack for this 60's international intrigue film starring a young Horst Bucholz! Georges Garvarentz wrote and directed the music, with the sort of flair that he brings to the best of projects like these – and while the stuff's not as funky as his 70's records, there's plenty of great moments – and the tunes have lots of good spy and crime themes! Tracks include "Fight At The Turkish Bath", "Bulldozer Leads The Dance", "Surprise Depot", "Man With The Steel Hand", and "Chase On The Calatma Bridge". CD

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Bud PowellAlternate Takes ... LP
Blue Note, 1985. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A collection of different odds and ends from a pretty broad swath of Powell's career, one of the sort of reissues Michael Cuscuna was producing in the mid 80s where he'd dig up some nice lost gems. The set starts with some radio transcriptions from 1949 featuring a great line up of young bop stars with Fats Navarro, Sonny Rollins, Tommy Potter and Roy Haynes running through 2 takes of "Bouncing With Bud", plus "Wail" and "Dance Of The Infidels". For most of the rest of the album the format's Bud's favored trio setting in 1953, 1957, 1958 and 1963, recorded with George Duvivier, Paul Chambers, Sam Jones or Pierre Michelot on bass, and Art Taylor, Philly Joe Jones or Kenny Clarke on drums, and featuring Dexter Gordon sitting in on one number, "Our Love Is Here To Stay". 11 tracks in all, also includes "Collard Greens And Black Eyed Peas", "Blue Pearl", "John's Abbey" and "Like Someone In Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes obi.)

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Leonard Slatkin/National Philharmonic/Mike OldfielExorcist – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Warner, 1974. Very Good ... $7.99
Lots of Penderecki compositions – including his great "Cannon For Orchestra & Tape" – plus George Crumb's "Night Of The Electric Instruments", the great "Beginnings" from the Wind Harp record, and Mike Oldfield's "Tubular Bells" – the haunting theme of the film! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, ring & edge wear, and a bit of stuck-on paper at the bottom.)

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VariousRedman International – Dancehall 1985 to 1989 ... CD
Dub Store (Japan), Late 80s. New Copy ... $16.99 18.98
Sweet digital dancehall – served up here in a collection that does a great job of looking at the deeper side of the scene in the late 80s! All tracks here appeared on the Redman International label, and there's definitely a number of versions handled by the Redman himself – but only after you take a trip through some great younger singers whose energy really helped breathe new life into Jamaican music during the period – not just through a deft shift in style, but also via an array of changing subject matter too! Titles include "New Tactics" by Admiral Tibet, "Runnings" by Dave Bailey, "Old Chain" by Da Da Waps, "Danger" by Carl Meeks, "Rub A Dub One" by Little John, "Geow Now" by Horace Martin, and "Yu Nu Remember" by Wayne Palmer – plus "Old Chain (version)", "Danger (version)", "When I Release (version)", and "New Tactics (version)", all by Redman. CD

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VariousThousand Incarnations Of The Rose – American Primitive Guitar & Banjo 1963 to 1974 ... CD
Takoma/Craft, 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
A fantastic introduction to the world of acoustic sounds that were brewing deep in the American underground of the 60s – far from the scenes of standard folk, jazz, and rock – where some true pioneers would make music that would only get full appreciation in decades to come! This wonderful collection brings together music from the Takoma and Vanguard Records catalogs – two of the most important imprints in this scene, both of whom gave real freedom to the musicians involved – allowing them to move past familiar restraints of space, time, and style – to create the completely sublime sounds within! You'll recognize some of these figures – who finally got greater fame in later years – but the set also mixes them with some lesser-knowns too. Titles include "Raga 1" by Max Ochs, "Longhorn Express" by Billy Faier, "On The Banks Of The Owchita" by John Fahey, "Gypsy Song" by Peter Walker, "Anyhow" by Leo Kottke, "Little Maggie" by Sandy Bull, "Children's Dance" by Harry Taussig, "Eyrie" by Fred Gerlach, "Thousand Incarnations Of The Rose" by Robbie Basho, "When Kings Come Home" by Peter Lang, "Winterland Doldrums" by George Stavis, "The Portland Cement Factory At Monolith California" by John Fahey, "April In Cambridge" by Peter Walker, "Raga 2" by Max Ochs, and "Water Verses" by Harry Taussig. CD
Also available Thousand Incarnations Of The Rose – American Primitive Guitar & Banjo 1963 to 1974 (180 gram pressing) ... LP 24.99

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VariousThousand Incarnations Of The Rose – American Primitive Guitar & Banjo 1963 to 1974 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Takoma/Craft, 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99 29.99
A fantastic introduction to the world of acoustic sounds that were brewing deep in the American underground of the 60s – far from the scenes of standard folk, jazz, and rock – where some true pioneers would make music that would only get full appreciation in decades to come! This wonderful collection brings together music from the Takoma and Vanguard Records catalogs – two of the most important imprints in this scene, both of whom gave real freedom to the musicians involved – allowing them to move past familiar restraints of space, time, and style – to create the completely sublime sounds within! You'll recognize some of these figures – who finally got greater fame in later years – but the set also mixes them with some lesser-knowns too. Titles include "Raga 1" by Max Ochs, "Longhorn Express" by Billy Faier, "On The Banks Of The Owchita" by John Fahey, "Gypsy Song" by Peter Walker, "Anyhow" by Leo Kottke, "Little Maggie" by Sandy Bull, "Children's Dance" by Harry Taussig, "Eyrie" by Fred Gerlach, "Thousand Incarnations Of The Rose" by Robbie Basho, "When Kings Come Home" by Peter Lang, "Winterland Doldrums" by George Stavis, "The Portland Cement Factory At Monolith California" by John Fahey, "April In Cambridge" by Peter Walker, "Raga 2" by Max Ochs, and "Water Verses" by Harry Taussig. LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy vinyl pressing, with booklet!)
Also available Thousand Incarnations Of The Rose – American Primitive Guitar & Banjo 1963 to 1974 ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ George DukeSave The Country ... LP
Liberty/United Artists, 1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really great early album from George Duke – quite different than his work for MPS to follow – and more in a groovy late 60s California mode! There's a vibe here that resonates nicely with some other late 60s sessions on Liberty Records – kind of an expansion of a Cali soul jazz mode, similar to the style the Crusaders were starting to go for – but colored in with some of Duke's obviously hip inclinations as well! George plays some great electric piano on the record – and other players include Ernie Watts on tenor and flute, and Jay Graydon on guitar – on titles that include "Soul Watcher", "Since You Asked", "Shades Of Joy", "Alcatraz", and "A Little Bit Of Seven". LP, Vinyl record album
(Pickwick pressing. Cover has a cutout hole and some wear.)

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✨✧ International Youth BandNewport 1958 ... LP
Columbia, 1958. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Way more than just a bunch of kids – as the group not only features mostly adults, but includes many players who'd go onto become European powerhouses in the 60s – including Dusko Goykovich and Roger Guerin on trumpets, Albert Mangelsdorff on trombone, Bernt Rosengren and Jan Wroblewski on tenor, Ronnie Ross on baritone, Gil Cuppini on drums, George Gruntz on piano, and Gabor Szabo on guitar! One of the most obscure, and most special titles in this Newport 1958 series! LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye pressing. Cover has light wear, a sticker spot, and some splitting on the top seam.)

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✨✧ Gladys Knight & The PipsImagination ... LP
Buddah, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pivotal album for Gladys Knight and group – as the record features their super-huge hit "The Midnight Train To Georgia", a landmark track that not only had a catchy pop hook, but which spoke volumes about African-American migration in the postwar years. The track's one of those you've heard a million times, but it's got a strength that still holds up tremendously. Part of this is due to great production work by Tony Camillo – who handled arrangements and studio work on about half the tracks – and part is due to Jim Weatherly, who wrote the song, and about half the others on the album. The whole album's great – one of the best Buddah Records moments for the group – and titles include "I've Got To Use My Imagination", "Window Raising Granny", "Where Peaceful Waters Flow", "Once In A Lifetime Thing", "Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me", and "Storms Of Trouble Times". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear with a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Frank SinatraSwing Along With Me ... CD
Reprise, 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
This was Sinatra's first swing record for Reprise and his third collaboration with Billy May who arranged and conducted this 1961 recording. It features some standards from the likes of Rodgers & Hart ("Have You Met Miss Jones?") and George & Ira Gershwin ("Love Walked In"), plus some others like "Granada" and "Moonlight on the Ganges." There is a charming photo of Frank on the back cover swinging a golf club in fine form. (This is the record that was later changed to Sinatra Swings.) CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Nancy SinatraSugar ... LP
Reprise, Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Though one of her groovy Hazlewood produced albums, she only does two Hazlewood-penned tunes on this one: "Coastin", and "Sugar Town". The rest of the songs are the old-timey standards like "Sweet Georgia Brown", "Vagabond Shoes", "Let's Fall In Love", "Oh! You Beautiful Doll" and "Hard Hearted Hannah", though you might not guess that from the hot front cover featuring Nancy posing in a mod pink bikini. LP, Vinyl record album
(Tri-color mono pressing. Cover has wear.)

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✨✧ George MukabiFuraha Wenye Gita – Happiness With Guitar ... LP
Mississippi, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
George Muakbi's definitely got some happiness in his guitar here – a bright, lively style that dances along with the spare rhythms of the tunes – in a groove that's beautifully offset by the vocals of George and his partner! The music is relatively spare, but ushered in a new stylistic generation in Mukabi's native Kenya – and after all these years, there's a timeless quality to these tunes that really holds up. The main focus is often on George's deft work on acoustic guitar – notes that spin out strongly, and cascade in a mix of melody and rhythm – sometimes with just a slight bit of percussion in the background, and vocals traded back and forth in a nicely sing-song way. Titles include "Festo Amahaya", "Sengula Nakupenda", "Tom Itabale", "Jared Onyango", "Fuhara Wenye Gita", and "Bibi Mzuri Nyumbani". LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes with a nice booklet of notes, too!)

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✨✧ VariousRedman International – Dancehall 1985 to 1989 ... LP
Dub Store (Japan), Late 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Sweet digital dancehall – served up here in a collection that does a great job of looking at the deeper side of the scene in the late 80s! All tracks here appeared on the Redman International label, and there's definitely a number of versions handled by the Redman himself – but only after you take a trip through some great younger singers whose energy really helped breathe new life into Jamaican music during the period – not just through a deft shift in style, but also via an array of changing subject matter too! Titles include "New Tactics" by Admiral Tibet, "Runnings" by Dave Bailey, "Old Chain" by Da Da Waps, "Danger" by Carl Meeks, "Rub A Dub One" by Little John, "Geow Now" by Horace Martin, and "Yu Nu Remember" by Wayne Palmer – plus "Old Chain (version)", "Danger (version)", "When I Release (version)", and "New Tactics (version)", all by Redman. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Redman International – Dancehall 1985 to 1989 ... CD 16.99

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George AdamsAmerica ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1989. New Copy ... About August 8, 2018
A surprising project from tenorist George Adams – one that seems to take its cover and title quite seriously – yet also find a way to have some real fun with the concept too! The album's definitely an Americanist one – as the tunes are all older standards from our nation's songbook, of the sort you'd hardly expect a hipster like Adams to touch. Yet George also really works some great magic from the inside too – recasting these tunes with a very soulful finish on his solos – and even vocalizing bit on two numbers too. The setting is very basic – a quartet with Hugh Lawson on piano, Cecil McBee on bass, and Mark Johnson on drums – and the overall vibe is maybe in the same mode as some of the David Murray theme-based projects around the same time – carried off at a level that's much stronger than you might expect. Titles include "Tennessee Waltz", "Old Folks At Home", "You Are My Sunshine", "Take Me Out To The Ball Game", and "America The Beautiful" – plus the originals "Have You Thanked America" and "Motivation". CD

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Natasha AgramaHeart Of Infinite Change ... LP
Alpha Pup/World Galaxy, 2017. New Copy ... $9.99
A fantastic young jazz singer, and one who really has her own style very firmly in place – one of those rare talents that comes along once in a blue moon, and makes us instantly sit up and go "wow", right after hearing just a few notes! Natasha Agrama is steeped in many of the best jazz traditions, but wraps them up all into a unique strand that instantly makes her music very special, and very personal – definitely jazz vocals at the core, but with lots of contemporary inflections and wonderful instrumentation – served up by a mix of classic and present talents who include Ronald Bruner on drums, Thundercat on bass, George Duke on Fender Rhodes, Stanley Clarke on bass, and Austin Peralta on piano and Rhodes. The set begins with a wonderful take on Joe Henderson's "Black Narcissus", then rolls into a great update of Mingus' "Goodbye Porkpie Hat", before taking on Bilal's "All Matter", and transforming older standards "Lover Man", "I Wonder What Became Of Me", and "In A Sentimental Mood". LP, Vinyl record album

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Edwin BirdsongEdwin Birdsong (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Philadelphia International/Big Break (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $4.99 14.99
A breakout solo moment from the great Edwin Birdsong – an artist who participated in some of Roy Ayers great albums of the 70s, and who cut some great underground records of his own – but who finally got the chance to step into the limelight on this set for Philadelphia International! Birdsong's always been his own man – one of the quirkiest funk artists you'll ever find – and the set's got a very different vibe than anything else from the Gamble & Huff house of hits – mostly because Edwin produced and arranged the whole thing on his own. There's a few slight Roy Ayers touches at times – we sometimes think of Edwin as the Bootsy to Roy's George Clinton – and the rhythms have a nicely romping groove that's more Bohannon than the usual disco tracks. There's also some mellower numbers – like the great "Autumn Eyes" and "Lollipop (Slow)", both of which have a mellow Ayers steppin' groove – and other more upbeat titles include"Cola Bottle Baby", "Phiss Phizz", "Kunta Dance", "Goldmine", and "Freaky Deaky Sities". CD features lots of 12" single bonus tracks – "Phiss Phizz (12" disco)", "Lollipop (12" disco)", "Goldmine (12" disco)", "Freaky Deaky Sities (12" disco)", and "Kunta Dance (part 1)". CD

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Clarence CarterTestifyin/Patches (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Atlantic/Kent (UK), 1969/1970. New Copy ... $12.99 18.98
A pair of classic albums from Clarence Carter – back to back, and with bonus tracks too! Testifyin is excellent early work from Clarence Carter – recording here with production and arrangements by Rick Hall – in that sweet Muscle Shoals style that never sounded better than it did with Clarence! Carter had a way of working with Hall that was really beyond some of the cliches that crept into the scene at the time – a blend of bluesier roots and leaner soul that was totally great – and which was always touched by Clarence's keen sense of wit and personality! The record's got a slightly funky sound in parts – especially on the great cut "Snatching It Back" – and the rest of the titles are all killer southern soul material, with classics that include "Making Love (At The Dark End Of The Street)", "Soul Deep", "Doin' Our Thing", "I Smell a Rat", and "I Can't Do Without You". Patches is the album that very firmly put Clarence Carter on the mainstream soul map – thanks to his brilliant version of the title tune! By the time of this set, Carter was already one hell of a soul singer – and really brought amazing sounds to play with classic production from Rick Hall and the Fame Studios gang. But when he pointed those talents towards the country soul story "Patches", he really found his groove – mixing southern roots from both sides of the fence into one really unique groove – and following it up with a host of other well-chosen tunes that really helped establish Carter's unique place in music. George Jackson co-wrote a number of the best tunes – a few with Clarence – and titles include "Patches", "I'm Just A Prisoner", "Till I Can't Take It Anymore", "Changes", "Say Man", "Willie & Laura Mae Jones", "CC Blues", and "Getting the Bills (But No Merchandise)". CD features three bonus tracks – on CD for the first time ever – "Say A Little Prayer", "Johnny Poverty", and "I Found What I Wanted". CD

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ExcitersCaviar & Chitlins ... LP
RCA/Nature Sounds, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99 20.98
An amazing record by one of our favorite female soul groups! The Exciters were always great on their bigger girl group recordings of the mid 60s, but on this set, they really hit a cool sound – New York uptown production in the back, contrasted with the girls' raw soul vocals up in front – a spectacular approach all-around, one that pushes the album past cliches of other girl soul records from the time! Arrangements are by George Patterson and Teacho Wiltshire – and the record includes the massive uptempo groover "Blowing Up My Mind", plus "Turn Me On", "Give It All", "Always", "Missing", "You Got Me", and "Movin Too Slow". LP, Vinyl record album

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Von FreemanDoin' It Right Now ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. Very Good ... $9.99
A classic "discovery" of tenor saxophonist Von Freeman – one that was already relatively late in his career, but a key appearance on Atlantic under the auspices of Roland Kirk! The setting here is as loose and laidback as Von needs to really do his thing – backing by a trio that features fellow Chicagoan John Youn on piano, plus Sam Jones on bass and Jimmy Cobb on drums – all hanging back nicely to let Freeman dominate the set on tenor. The album's noteworthy for its inclusion of a few original tunes by Von – "White Sand", "Portrait Of John Young", "Doin It Right Now", "Brother George", and "Catnap" – all of which mark a nice contrast from some of the more traditional standards that show up on other Freeman albums of the 70s. LP, Vinyl record album

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Roland HannaDestry Rides Again (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Atco (Japan), 1959. Used ... $14.99
A jazz version of a Broadway show, but an especially great one too – and a set that's really quite fresh, given the less familiar nature of the Harold Rome compositions! Hanna's presentation of the material really gets past the roots of the tunes – and he uses the songs as great vehicles for melodic improvisation – working not only in a trio that features George Duvivier on bass and Roy Barnes on drums, but also sometimes with added guitar from Kenny Burrell, who really helps break this one past standard piano trio format! Hanna's bold but lyrical approach is a perfect fit for the tunes – and titles include "Hoop De Dingle", "I Say Hello", "Once Knew A Fella", "That Ring On The Finger", "I Know Your Kind", and "Fair Warning". CD
(Out of print.)

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Bobby JacksonDesiree Song (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Ninth Note/Production Dessinee (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $22.99
The kind of lost jazz album that makes collecting lost jazz albums so wonderful! The set's a completely obscure date by a completely obscure musician – yet it sparkles with a warmth and imagination that we'd rank right up there with some of the bigger-name records of the 70s – especially albums by other pianists of the period, like George Cables or Kenny Barron! Bobby Jackson plays electric piano throughout (we're not entirely sure if it's a Rhodes), and works with a very cool quintet that includes Bobby Hughes on alto, Enrique Reyes on trombone, John Howard on bass, and Tony Moreno on drums – a loose lineup that flows wonderfully throughout, on tunes that have a strong sense of spirit, but a relaxed way of sliding into the groove. All titles are hip originals – and tracks include "Pressure Funk", "Peepin", "Bunglers Twist", "Desiree Song", and "Modetique". CD

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Elvin JonesSoul Train ... CD
Denon (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $24.99
Soulful intensity from Elvin Jones and his Jazz Machine! Soul Train is of the many great originally import-only sessions that Jones cut with his Jazz Machine group during the late 70s – an ensemble who in this case featured Andrew White on alto, and Ari Brown on tenor and soprano. Like most sides of this nature by Jones, there's no piano in the group, and guitar takes its place on the driving rhythmic tracks – pushing the band to intense free fury on some of the album's more hard-hitting numbers. Excellent stuff! Titles include "Doll Of The Bride", "Heavy Hit", "Soul Train", "George & Me", and a take on Duke Ellington's "In A Sentimental Mood". CD
(Sony Japan on-demand pressing – but with booklet and full artwork.)

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Elvin JonesTime Capsule ... LP
Vanguard, 1977. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A late 70s side from Elvin, and he's still playing with an energy and fluidity that betrays his talent at making complicated polyrhythms sound natural. The band includes the unheralded Chicago alto great Bunky Green, who wrote most of the tunes in the set, as well as Frank Foster, Ryo Kawasaki, George Coleman and Junie Booth, among others. The overall approach is somewhere between modern bop and spiralling modal compositions, with a nice spiritual vibe running throughout. 5 numbers in all: "Frost Bite", "Digital Display", "Moon Dance", "Time Capsule" and "Spacing". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring & edge wear.)

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✨✧ Philly Joe JonesPhilly Mignon ... LP
Galaxy, 1978. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Not much of a cover, but a great cooker from the legendary drummer – with work by Nat Adderley on cornet, Dexter Gordon on tenor, Ira Sullivan on soprano and tenor sax, George Cables on piano, and Ron Carter on bass! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Earl KlughEarl Klugh (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... About August 15, 2018
The sweet debut from guitarist Earl Klugh – a player whose sound went onto dominate late 70s fusion in a big big way! Klugh's clearly stepping here into a space allowed by George Benson at the time – a blend of jazz and R&B that's warmer and mellower than work previously done on Blue Note in the decade (or on CTI and Kudu for that matter) – one that's less focused on rhythm than it is on tone, and the kind of setting that allows Earl to shine wonderfully. There's a lot less of the cheesiness here that would hurt Klugh's later albums, and the overall presentation is nicely retrained – arranged by Dave Grusin at a time when he still knew how to bring a good deal of soul into a session, avoiding cliche and letting the soloist step forth unmarred. Other players include Lee Ritenour, Harvey Mason, and Grusin himself – and Klugh plays both electric and acoustic guitar, on tunes that include "Angelina", "Slippin In The Back Door", "Vonetta", "Waltz For Debby", and "Wind & The Sea". CD also adds in 3 bonus tracks recorded live in 1977 – from Blue Note Meets The LA Philharmonic, and featuring Klugh on the tracks "Cabo Frio", "The Shadow Of Your Smile", and "Angelina". CD

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Michel LegrandMichel Legrand Recorded Live At Jimmy's ... LP
RCA, 1975. Near Mint- ... $1.99
One of a few key efforts done by Michel Legrand for RCA in the 70s – sessions that stand out as some of his best jazz work from the decade, and which present Legrand in unfettered brilliance, both as a player and arranger! This live date still has the original compositions and sense of arrangement that we love so much in Legrand's soundtrack work – but it's also looser and freer, with more room for improvisation to expand upon the gentle warmth of Michel's imagination. Legrand is on piano – both electric and acoustic – and other players include Phil Woods on alto, Ron Carter on bass, Grady Tate on drums, and George Davis on guitars. Legrand sings a bit, in his beautiful sort of way – scatting wonderfully on a version of "Orson's Theme", and performing the lyrics on the haunting "Blue Green Grey & Gone". Other titles include "Organ Eyes", "I Will Wait For You", and "Watch What Happens". LP, Vinyl record album

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John LennonMind Games ... LP
Capitol, 1973. Very Good ... $11.99
The great John Lennon album from 1973 – still in an exhilaratingly creative mode with strong Plastic Ono traces, even if the overall effect is more mainstream friendly – ultimately, an album that stands incredibly well on its own, even if its something of a bridge to John's rock and roll years to come! The songs aren't as overtly strident as the ones on Sometime In New York City, but there's plenty of passion bubbling under the surface – and the struggle to be as honest and passionate as he can be without bludgeoning us over the head with his feelings brings an underlying tension the work as whole that's pretty amazing to this day. Includes the great, always emotionally resonant title track plus "Bring On The Lucie", "Nutopian International Anthem", "Intuition", "You Are Here", "Meat City", and "I Know I Know". LP, Vinyl record album
(Apple pressing. Including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some wear. Label has some pen.)

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MomusCreate 1 – Procreate (The Poison Boyfriend/Tender Pervert/Don't Stop The Night/bonus tracks) (3CD set) ... CD
Creation/Cherry Red (UK), Late 80s. New Copy 3CD ... $19.99
A trio of wonderful albums from Momus – all from his initial years on Creation, presented with bonus tracks too! First up is Poison Boyfriend, the first album that Momus recorded for Creation Records – a label that provided him with a much stronger springboard than before – which was perfect for the way the singer blended very offbeat lyrics with compelling mainstream songcraft! Momus was always very different than most of the Brit 80s scene in which he worked – influenced strongly by the French work of singer/songwriters like George Brassens, Jacques Brel, and Serge Gainsbourg – but graced with a very British wit, which made for an especially biting style that worked well with the themes of his songs. Momus has a vocal style that's maybe somewhere in Donovan territory, but sharper – and he draws from a variety of European song modes, fitted to the situation of each individual songs – as you'll hear on classics like "Situation Comedy Blues", "Three Wars", "The Gatecrasher", "Flame Into Being", and the Serge Gainsbourg-like "Closer To You". Next is Tender Pervert – one of the most biting albums ever recorded by UK singer/songwriter Momus – a set of songs that comes off sounding like sweet pop tunes, but which deals with topics like closeted homosexuality, misguided Marxist politics, pedophilia, and general seediness overall! There's a really striking mismatch of styles here that makes the whole thing work – with elements of tighter mid 80s pop creeping into Momus' musical styles, as the lyrics themselves take an even darker turn than on any of his previous records. The titles alone should give a good picture of the work – and tunes include "In The Sanatorium", "A Complete History Of Sexual Jealousy Parts 17-24", "The Angels Are Voyeurs", "The Homosexual", and "I Was A Maoist Intellectual". Don't Stop The Night is a record that's maybe the most pop-oriented album that Momus ever recorded – at least in the catchiness of the tunes – but one that's also got some of the darkest subject matter too! Consider the songs – which include a posh Brit pimping out his sister to politicians, a love affair between a young girl and her guitar teacher, and a JG Ballard-like tie between an auto accident and sexuality – all stuff that hardly matches the beats, samples, and keyboards used by Momus – which make the songs as tuneful as they are sinister! Yet that approach is also very much in keeping with his mission – inspired by George Brassens and Serge Gainsbourg – which is to find a way to challenge the listener, but within a mainstream pop format – definitely the case with this late 80s classic. Titles include "How Do You Find My Sister", "Hairstyle Of The Devil", "Amongst Women Only", "The Guitar Lesson", "Shaftesbury Avenue", "Lifestyles Of The Rich & Famous", and "Trust Me I'm A Doctor". 3CD set features 10 bonus tracks – including "Ballad Of The Barrel Organist", "Hotel Marquis De Sade", "Third Party Fire & Theft", "Morality Is Vanity", "Gilda", "Monsters Of Love", "Eleven Executioners", "What Will Death Be Like", "Murderers The Hope Of Women", and "Righthand Heart (acoustic)". CD

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Harry NilssonPoint! ... LP
RCA, Early 70s. Very Good Gatefold ... $9.99
One of greatest moments of genius by pop vocals eccentric Harry Nilsson – the classic early 70s "story" album The Point – perhaps is most imaginative work! The Point is a weird tale of a kid whose head was differently shaped than the rest of his townsfolk (hey, we're not making this up!), which leads him to go on a Yellow Submarine-esque psychedelic odyssey to sort out his identity and feelings! In the end, everything ends up all happy and sweet, but not before Nilsson lays down some very cool, very groovy tracks over nice off-beat instrumentation arranged and conducted by George Tipton. Titles include "Everything's Got 'Em", "Me And My Arrow", "Poli High", "Think About Your Troubles", "Life Life", "Are You Sleeping?", "POV Waltz" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
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Parliament5 Classic Albums (Mothership Connection/Clones Of Dr Funkenstein/Funketelechy Vs The Placebo Syndrome/Motor Booty Affair/Gloryhallastoopid) ... CD
Casablanca/Universal (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 5 CDs ... $26.99 29.99
A funk fan's dream come true – five classic albums from Parliament, all presented in tiny LP-styled covers! First up is Mothership Connection – still some of the tightest, sharpest funk you'll ever hear – all these many decades later. The instrumentation is razor-sharp – played by giants like Fred Wesley, Maceo Parker, Bootsy Collins, and Bernie Worrell – and the lyrics still have all the edginess and naughtiness of the earlier years – tied together wonderfully to make a very unified album, and one that's full of classics too! Titles include "Mothership Connection (Star Child)", "Night Of The Thumpasorus Peoples", "P-Funk (Wants To Get Funked Up)", "Handcuffs", "Give Up The Funk (Tear The Roof Off The Sucker)", and "Unfunky Ufo". Clones Of Dr Funkenstein has that tightened-up P-Funk sound that was working so perfectly at the time – still with all the fuzzy haired elements of earlier years, but presented with a bit more focus – and a powerhouse swing that really drives the tracks home with a funky groove on the bottom! There's a flowing sort of energy here that almost makes you think that the whole thing just emerged naturally from the brain of George Clinton – but all ensemble players have a strong hand in the action, and really get some great moments in on the set. Cuts include "Gamin' On Ya", "Do That Stuff", "Children Of Production", and "I've Been Watching You (Move Your Sexy Body)". Funkentelechy is a masterful dose of slick mothership jamming – perfectly woven together with that tightly compressed style that really served Clinton's production work well. The tracks are long, but never too loopy – and thanks to help from the Bernie Worrell, Jerome Brailey, Gary Shider, and the Horny Horns, the album stays very tight instrumentally all the way through! Loads of Parliament classics, including "Bop Gun", "Funkentelechy", "Sir Nose D'Voidoffunk", and the massive "Flash Light", which we've heard a million times, but which never ceases to amaze us! On Motorbooty Affair, The Mothership goes under water – as George Clinton and crew groove away nicely on this water-themed set of tracks designed to raise Atlantis from the deep! The overall sound is perhaps not as totally perfect as some of the earlier albums, but the P-Funk machine is still in full effect – cranking away nice and hard on tracks like "Liquid Sunshine", "Motor Booty Affair", "Deep", "Rumpofsteelskin", and "(Your'e A Fish And I'm A) Water Sign". Plus, the album more than makes up for a lack of standout tracks with a nicely-united theme – almost a "concept album" of the funky type! Gloryhallastoopid is a set that's very tight and funky, and which really picks up the groove first laid down on "Flashlight"! There's a tightly snapping approach here that rivals the best late 70s work by Funkadelic – the later P-Funk mode that's even more focused on rhythms than before, and which gets away from the sloppy stuff to really hit home with the groove! Tunes are steeped in horny horns, wah wah guitar, and lots of electric keyboards – and titles include "The Big Bang Theory", which is virtually a blueprint for the LA G-funk sound of the 80s – plus the tracks "The Freeze", "May We Bang You?", "Party People", and "(GloryHallaStoopid) Pin The Tail On The Funky". CD

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ParliamentMothership Connection ... LP
Casablanca, 1975. Very Good+ ... $29.99
Here's where it all happens – the huge culmination of all the years of heavy funk and psychedelic soul created by George Clinton and the P-Funk empire – fused into an amazingly tight groove that helped win over much bigger audiences than ever before! The album title and cover are very fitting – as George Clinton launches the mothership, forges his classic space-funk image, and blows the P-Funk empire into an arena-filling mega-star act – all with grooves that are still some of the tightest, sharpest funk you'll ever hear – all these many decades later. The instrumentation is razor-sharp – played by giants like Fred Wesley, Maceo Parker, Bootsy Collins, and Bernie Worrell – and the lyrics still have all the edginess and naughtiness of the earlier years – tied together wonderfully to make a very unified album, and one that's full of classics too! Titles include "Mothership Connection (Star Child)", "Night Of The Thumpasorus Peoples", "P-Funk (Wants To Get Funked Up)", "Handcuffs", "Give Up The Funk (Tear The Roof Off The Sucker)", and "Unfunky Ufo". LP, Vinyl record album

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Flora PurimStories To Tell ... LP
Milestone, 1974. Very Good- ... $3.99
Excellent work from Flora Purim – one of the wonderful west coast bits of Braziliana recorded in the Fantasy Records studios during the mid 70s! The record's a perfect example of the greatness that arose when Brazil's best talents had the chance to work with some of America's best jazz and fusion players – a sublime fusion of talents that resulted in a groove that would dominate the west coast scene for most of the 70s. In this case, Flora's backed by a great group that includes Hadley Caliman, Oscar Castro-Neves, Carlos Santana, Ron Carter, George Duke, Earl Klugh, and Airto – and the set includes a great choice of breezy numbers, perfect for Flora's vocals, like "Vera Cruz", "Silver Sword", "Casa Forte", "Mountain Train", and "Search For Peace". LP, Vinyl record album

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Logan RichardsonBlues People ... CD
Ropeadope, 2018. New Copy ... $9.99 14.98
Logan Richardson's really on fire here – sounding a bit different than any of his previous records, but equally creative overall! The set's got an unusual format – two guitars and electric bass dominate the middle, with heavy drums from Ryan Lee, and these very openly-blown alto parts from Richardson – sometimes as textural waves of sound, sometimes sharp and pointed, and always up to the challenges of the shifting scapes of the styles! There's a fair bit of darkness in the mix – maybe similar to some of the brooding instrumental funk of Meshell N'Degeocello – and the heavy use of guitar might be seen as a nod to the blues roots hinted at by the title – but the overall sound is very different. Titles include "The Settlement", "With You", "Uraban Life", "Pure Change", "Class Wars", "Underground", "Country Boy", "Hunter Of Soul", and "80s Child". CD

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Stanley TurrentineLook Out! (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Blue Note, 1960. Used ... $4.99
One of the greatest Stanley Turrentine albums ever – a hard-blown session that's been one of our favorite Blue Notes for years! Turrentine's tone here is amazing – really raspy and earthy, with a quality that never shows up much in later recordings – a mode that's incredibly focused, yet deeply personal – stepping out with equal parts of gritty groove and creative imagination. The group's a perfect one too – with Horace Parlan really setting fire to the keys of the piano, and the team of George Tucker on bass and Al Harewood on drums giving Stan some super-tight rhythmic backing. The record is incredible, and the kind that keeps us hanging for every moment that it's on – and titles include "Journey Into Melody", "Return Engagement", "Little Sheri", "Tiny Capers", "Minor Chant", and "Look Out". CD features 3 bonus tracks – "Tin Tin Deo", "Yesterdays", and a 45 take of "Little Sheri". CD
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Vic MensaAutobiography (with bonus track) ... LP
Roc Nation, 2017. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $22.99 24.99
Vic Mensa's long in the works big league debut – an Autobiography that might've had to contend with the burden of high expectations upon release, but this is one we'll be able to come back to for years – with strong personal storytelling, Vic's compelling mix to rhymes and singing, and top tier production all the way overseen by No ID. Doing Chicago's hip hop legacy proud. Includes "Say I Didn't", "Memories On 47th Street", "Rollin' Like A Stoner", "Homewrecker", "Gorgeous" Feat Syd, "Heaven On Earth" feat The Dream, "Coffee & Cigarettes", "Wings" with Pharrell Williams & Saul Williams, "The Fire Next Time", "Down For Some Ignorance (Ghetto Lullaby)" feat Chief Keef & Joey Purp, "We Could Be Free" feat Ty Dolla $ign and more – plus the bonus track "Rage". LP, Vinyl record album

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World Saxophone QuartetLive At The Brooklyn Academy Of Music ... LP
Black Saint (Italy), 1986. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Live and lively work from the World Sax Quartet – a perfect illustration of the group's unique powers, recorded in concert at BAM, a very welcome setting for their creative energy! The album's one of our favorite ever by the group – as it has the players coming together perfectly – really knowing each others strengths, and forging a rich new sound out of their unique combinations of horns – truly one of the most inspiring jazz inventions of the 80s! As on other albums, the lineup features Hamiet Bluiett, Julius Hemphill, Oliver Lake, and David Murray on a variety of saxes – and titles include "One/Waltz/Time", "Great Peace", "Kind'a Up", "Paper Works", "Open Air (For Tommy)" and "Georgia Blue". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousBeginning Of The End – The Existential Psychodrama In Country Music 1956 to 1972 ... CD
Omni (Australia), Late 50s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
A really great little collection – one that looks at the deeper, darker strands in country music during the 60s – that moody space that lie behind the Rubber Room of Porter Wagoner, and which may not have gotten much chart play at the time, but which makes for one of the most fascinating strands of the music! The collection follows a bit in the spirit of the Hillbillies In Hell collections – but there's maybe less humor here overall, as the depth of sorrow and bleakness of outlook really gives this one a very moody vibe – perfect for those who are always sick of the overplayed cliches of mainstream country, and always know there's something hipper to the music if you just know where to look. Titles include "Wine The River & You" by Clay Hart, "Jimmy Jacob" by Johnny Darrell, "Puzzles" by Ed Bruce, "The Enemy" by Jim Ed Brown, "Whistle Of The Gravy Train" by Bobby Grove, "National Everybody Hate Me Week" by David Price, "Water Under The Bridge" by Lonnie Holt, "Talking To The Grass" by Curley Putman, "Meeting Of The Bored" by Johnny Dollar, "Hello I'm A Jukebox" by George Kent, "It's A Rough Old Road To Travel" by Johnny Darrell, "A Man Is A Slave" by Jerry Irby & The Texas Ranchers, and "Ghosts Of My Lonely Past" by Johnny Skiles. CD

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VariousFeeling Nice Vol 4 – A Collection Of Super Rare & Super Heavy Funk 45s From The Late 60s & Early 70s ... CD
Tramp (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $9.99
Great sounds from a series that's always got us Feeling Nice – thanks to its never-ending array of rare funk and soul tracks from the glory days of the scene! The work here goes way past the obvious – and given that Tramp's been giving us some of the best funky 45 reissues for over a decade, the label's very well-poised to dig up the kind of rare nuggets that often put most other compilations of this nature to shame – cuts that have yet to be discovered, collected, and sampled by most of the rest of us! The groove is unstoppable throughout, and the cuts are the best sort of rare funky 45s – tight, short, and packing a hell of a punch – that sound that only came from deep deep deep in the American underground at the end of the 60s. Titles include "Basement Jam" by TNT Powerhouse, "Walkin The Duck" by Jim Pipkin & Boss Five, "Wake Me Up" by George Johnson, "Big Bear" by Big Bear Revue, "The Swimming Monkey" by Harold Andrews & The Sha-Bangs, "It Ain't What You Do" by Little Caesar & The Euterpeans, "Karate" by Mr Clean & The Cleansers, "Strut Your Stuff" by Donald Ray & Revue, "Shing-A-Ling Baby" by Donnie Sanders & Don Juans, "What About Mars" by Moony Moon, "Silver Black Summer Day" by Living Funk, and "No That Ain't Groovy" by Al Sinclair. CD
Also available Feeling Nice Vol 4 – A Collection Of Super Rare & Super Heavy Funk 45s From The Late 60s & Early 70s (with bonus 7 inch) ... LP 22.99

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VariousFeeling Nice Vol 4 – A Collection Of Super Rare & Super Heavy Funk 45s From The Late 60s & Early 70s (with bonus 7 inch) ... LP
Tramp (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $22.99
Great sounds from a series that's always got us Feeling Nice – thanks to its never-ending array of rare funk and soul tracks from the glory days of the scene! The work here goes way past the obvious – and given that Tramp's been giving us some of the best funky 45 reissues for over a decade, the label's very well-poised to dig up the kind of rare nuggets that often put most other compilations of this nature to shame – cuts that have yet to be discovered, collected, and sampled by most of the rest of us! The groove is unstoppable throughout, and the cuts are the best sort of rare funky 45s – tight, short, and packing a hell of a punch – that sound that only came from deep deep deep in the American underground at the end of the 60s. Titles include "Basement Jam" by TNT Powerhouse, "Walkin The Duck" by Jim Pipkin & Boss Five, "Wake Me Up" by George Johnson, "Big Bear" by Big Bear Revue, "The Swimming Monkey" by Harold Andrews & The Sha-Bangs, "It Ain't What You Do" by Little Caesar & The Euterpeans, "Karate" by Mr Clean & The Cleansers, "Strut Your Stuff" by Donald Ray & Revue, "Shing-A-Ling Baby" by Donnie Sanders & Don Juans, "What About Mars" by Moony Moon, "Silver Black Summer Day" by Living Funk, and "No That Ain't Groovy" by Al Sinclair. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus 7 inch – the previously unreleased "I Feel A Groove Comin ON" by South Side.)
Also available Feeling Nice Vol 4 – A Collection Of Super Rare & Super Heavy Funk 45s From The Late 60s & Early 70s ... CD 9.99

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VariousJ Jazz – Deep Modern Jazz From Japan 1969 to 1984 (3LP set) ... LP
BBE (UK), Late 60s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... About June 10, 2018 (delayed)
Mindblowing jazz from Japan – a tremendous introduction to the 70s scene in Tokyo if you've never heard this music at all – and a package that also includes a fair bit of rare tracks, even if you're not a newcomer! The Japanese love of American jazz is no secret – and the music was spread widely there by American forces after WWII – but during the 70s, something really special happened, and the scene found a voice that was all its own – exploding with new energy to create sounds that were soulful, spiritual, and powerfully poetic! By the end of the 70s, Japanese fusion would get more global exposure – but most of the tracks here are acoustic, save for Fender Rhodes lines – and feature completely inventive, imaginative sounds – often set to grooves that are modal and spiritual too. A fantastic collection throughout – with tracks that include "Blind Man" by Shintaro Quintet, "White Fire" by Takao Uematsu, "Aya's Samba" by Eiji Nakayama, "Earth Mother" by Koichi Matsukaze, "Dead Letter" by Tohru Aizawa, "Kaze" by Takeo Moriyama, "Long Neal" by Kiyoshi Sugimoto, "Unknown Point" by Mitsuaki Katayama, and "Little Island" by Fumio Karashima. 3LP set features bonus tracks – "Sea Breeze" by George Otsuka and "Ode To Workman" by Terumasa Hino and Reggie Workman. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available J Jazz – Deep Modern Jazz From Japan 1969 to 1984 ... CD 13.99

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VariousJazz In Paris – Jazz Sous L'Occupation ... CD
Universal (France), Early 40s. Used ... $9.99
If you've ever needed proof that Paris was a swinging place, dig this set of tunes that show how much the city still hung onto jazz – even under the grip of Nazi domination in the early 40s! The package features tracks by a variety of Parisian groups recorded between the years 1940 and 1944 – a few tracks each, remastered for CD, and packaged together in a way that makes them work well together. Titles include "Douce Georgette" and "L'Oeil Noir" by Joseph Reinhardt, "Loin", and "Chiffon" by Le Quintette Francais, "67 Rue Couperin" and "Elle Et Lui" by Christian Bellest, "Palm Beach" and "Irene" by Andre Ekyan, "Nuit Et Jour" and "Agatha Rhythm" by Dany Kane, and "Star Blues" and "Trop Tot" by Eddie Barclay. 24 tracks in all. CD
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VariousNothing But A House Party – The Birth Of The Philly Sound 1967 to 1971 ... CD
Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.99
Some folks might associate Philadelphia soul with the famous Gamble & Huff productions of the 70s disco years – but the city was already overflowing with great music in the years before Philadelphia International – as you'll hear in this totally groovy set! Philly was making as much great soul music in the 60s as Detroit, Chicago, and New York – thanks to an earlier musical framework that was set up by the city's big pop hits of the late 50s – which provided plenty of labels, studios, and other facilities for Philly's ever-growing array of soul talents, too – so much so that by the end of the 60s, the city was turning into a destination for singers outside of town – almost as much of a musical magnet as studios in Memphis or Muscle Shoals! This set does a great job of bringing together both aspects of that scene – wonderful homegrown talent, mixed with outsiders to really took off in the new Philly sound of the 60s – a joyous, positive, upbeat approach that worked wonderfully well for a variety of artists. Titles include "Your Fool Still Loves You" by Oscar Weathers, "It's All Over But The Shouting" by George Tindley, "You've Been Untrue" by The Delfonics, "Ain't Nothing But A House Party" by The Show Stoppers, "Peace To You Brother" by Lou Johnson, "Christine" by Executive Suite, "Help Me" by Honey & The Bees, "You Got What I Need" by Freddie Scott, "Rainmaker" by The Moods, "Keep On Striving" by Moses Smith, "That's The Price You Have To Pay" by Brenda & The Tabulations, "What You Gave Up" by The Continental 4, "Every Day Is A Holiday" by The Intruders, "Standing In The Darkness" by The Ethics, and "Girl You're Too Young" by Len Barry. CD

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VariousShe Devil – Original Soundtrack – Filmed In Glorious Crampovision ... CD
Righteous (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $11.99
A great little collection done in the best "mondo" mode – which means that it brings together weird, raw tracks from the early years of rock and soul – and mixes them with some great spoken snippets from B-Movie films of the time! The approach is a bit of a variation on the other Cramps Jukebox titles from this label – still a similar great blend of weird, offbeat, and unusual tracks from the glory days of the 45rpm underground – but also put together in a way that gives them a slight cinematic bent, and also ties them to lurid images on the screen. Titles include "Motorcycle Millie" by Garrett Williams, "You Been Torturing Me" by Four Young Men, "Trouble" by Jackie Dee, "If You Can't Rock Me" by Debbie Stevens, "She's A Going Jessie" by Andy Starr, "I Thought I Told You About Them" by Marie Knight, "Nag" by The Halos, "Killer" by Sparkle Moore, "Don't Be Mad" by Don Feger, "Don't Bug Me Baby" by Milton Allen, "Scorpion" by The Carnations, "I'm Gonna Tell On You" by George Fleming, and "Enough Man" by Bobby Christian. CD

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VariousSynthesize The Soul – Astro-Atlantic Hypnotica From The Cape Verde Islands 1973 to 1988 ... LP
Ostinato (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99
Fantastic sounds from the unique musical crossroads of Cape Verde – an island culture that's closest to Africa in geographical terms, but which also has a strong influence from European colonization, and some shared musical modes from the Caribbean scene! Later Cape Verdean global stars have perhaps come across with a more iconic approach – but the work here is from the earliest years of independence, and shows a culture ready to reach out, bring in new ideas, and send them back out to the rest of the planet with a new sense of pride! Some cuts here remind us of the best Caribbean club from the start of the 80s, other cuts have some of that electro soul spirit that was bubbling in the post-colonial scene in Paris – and still others have maybe more of a rootsier approach, with lots of guitars in the rhythm, of a mode you might hear in West African music. The collection's a great one – filled with detailed notes, and brimming over with music that will get you far beyond any Cape Verde cliches you might be expecting. Titles include "Babylon 79" by Americo Brito, "Lameirao" by Kola, "Nanda" by Pedrinho, "Nos Criola" by Nhu De Ped Bia, "Mie Fogo" by Dionisio Maio, "Melhor Futuro" by Tam Tam 2000, "Nova Coladeira" by Cabo Verde Show, "Chuma Lopes" by Elisio Gomes & Joachim Varela, "Farmacia" by Abel Lima, and "Bo Ta Cool" by Jovino Dos Santos. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Muhal Richard AbramsYoung At Heart/Wise In Time ... CD
Delmark, 1969. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fantastic early stuff from Muhal – and one of his most beautiful albums! Side one of the LP, and first up on the CD is an extended performance of Sinatra's big hit "Young At Heart" – but the track's played solo by Abrams, and it's completely transformed into a long contemplative work of beauty. Truly georgeous – and a piece that utilizes open spaces in a way that's nearly unequaled! "Wise In Time" is a heavier work done by quintet with Leo Smith on trumpet and fluegalhorn, Henry Threadgill on alto sax, Lester Lashley on bass, and Thurman Barker on percussion – totally brilliant work! CD

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✨✧ BandIslands ... LP
Capitol, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A truly underappreciated later album from The Band, made after they decided to hang it up as a touring act – one that holds up SO much better than it's given credit for, by thier die hard fans and even The Band itself – but it works for us! The Band's most legendary first couple of records were the product of a longtime road tested group of deeply invested craftsmen, working together in a beautifully intuitive way. By this point, they are well known to have been looking for an exit strategy – and while Islands is a strong batch of songs, masterfully played and soulfully sung – it's genuine charms get lost in the lore. It's a breezier, easier going affair than their more rawly passionate records, but it's an overlooked gem. Includes "Right As Rain", "Street Walker", "Ain't That A Lot Of Love", "Islands", "The Saga Of Pepote Rouge", "Knockin' Lost John", "Living In A Dream" and their sweet little take on "Georgia On My Mind", with Richard Manuel on lead vocals for a change, given this beauty of a pop standard a gruff edge that works wonderfully well. LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ Gary BurtonSomething's Coming/Groovy Sound Of Music/Time Machine ... CD
RCA/BGO (UK), 1964/1965/1966. New Copy 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A trio of excellent Gary Burton albums from the 60s – collected together in a single set! Something's Coming is the launch of vibist Gary Burton as a leader – a force in jazz that would continue strongly for decades to come! At the time of the record, Burton had already been making waves as a session player on the Nashville scene – where RCA had some especially strong ears – but he's launched here in a mode that's quite far from those roots, and already filled with those modern, chromatic modes that would have Burton pushing the sound of the vibes forward strongly throughout his career – even on an early record like this! The group is very like-minded, and well-chosen – players who are spacious and modern, but never too much so – a quartet with Jim Hall on guitar, Chuck Israels on bass, and Larry Bunker on drums. Titles include "Melanie", "Careful", "Six Improvisatory Sketches", "Something's Coming", and "Little Girl Blue". Next up is a very cool take on the music of Sound Of Music – handled with some help from arranger Gary McFarland, in a way that really unlocks the modal potentials of the tunes! As you might expect from the revolutionary vibist Gary Burton, the approach here is quite different than the usual jazz album of Broadway material – and instead, both Burton and McFarland do a heck of a lot to open up the coolest potential of the songs – as they bring in other hip players who include Bob Brookmeyer on trombone, Phil Woods on alto, Joe Puma on guitar, and Steve Swallow on bass. Titles include "An Ordinary Couple", "Sixteen Going On Seventeen", "Do Re Mi", "Edelweiss", and a great take on "My Favorite Things". Time Machine is filled with beautiful sounds from Gary Burton – a seminal 60s session that really has the vibist coming into his own, and finding that new path towards musical expression that would flower even more strongly in the 70s! The album has Burton really strengthening up his sense of chrome – matching the boldness of other important 60s vibes players on the rise – like Karel Velebny or Bobby Hutcherson – but also working this really special magic in the way he lets each note resonate in the air – often with a much longer decay on the sound than the actual moment of its creation! Burton also plays a bit of piano on the record, overdubbed with his vibes – but in a way that's quite different than the vibes/piano combo of earlier acts – like the MJQ, or George Shearing Quintet – thanks to work from Steve Swallow on bass and Larry Bunker on percussion. Tracks include "Six Nix Quix Flix", "The Sunset Bell", "Deluge", "Chega De Saudade", and "Falling Grace". CD

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✨✧ Tommy FlanaganConfirmation ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Lovely lyrical sounds from Tommy Flanagan – a pianist who can be as deft as a bopper, but also bring in some richer currents of soul as well! Case in point is this great album from the late 70s – a time when Flanagan wasn't as much in the recording spotlight as the decade before, but a period when he'd actually matured a lot more as a player – able to step effortlessly between both his inclinations, especially when working with a group this great – a trio that features George Mraz on bass and Elvin Jones on drums! Tommy's got a touch on the keys that's subtle at times, but extremely powerful – a knowledge of notes and colors that's never overstated, but always right on the money. Titles include a great reading of the Tom McIntosh tune "Cup Bearers", plus "Maybe September", "Confirmation", "50 21", and "It Never Entered My Mind". CD
(Part of the Enja Jazz Master Works series!)

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✨✧ Marvin GayeLive At The Copa (limited edition) ... CD
Motown/Hip-O Select, 1966. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Really unique work from Marvin Gaye – a live set recorded at the legendary Copa nightclub in New York in 1966, but never issued at the time! The album was supposed to follow in a line of Motown Copa albums in the mid 60s – but never made it to the record racks, and instead languished in the vaults for many years. Now, thanks to the good efforts of the folks at Hip-O Select, the whole thing's been beautifully brought back to life – remastered perfectly, packaged handsomely, and apparently including a lot more tracks than Motown would have put on a single album! The 17 track set is a delight throughout – because it not only shows Marvin's key early desire of being the black Sinatra (a feat he carries off perfectly in this setting), but also presents some more standard Motown material with a very different groove than usual – a jazz, classy style that almost points the way towards Marvin's more sophisticated groove in the 70s! The recording quality is superb, and Gaye's showmanship is impeccable – effortlessly guiding the band and the audience through this beautifully extended set. Titles include "Just In Time", "Laia Ladaia (Reza)", "Georgia Rose", "Ain't That Peculiar", "How Sweet It Is", "The Shadow Of Your Smile", "Night Song", "Pride & Joy", "Strangers In The Night", and 2 "Motown Medley" tracks! CD

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✨✧ Earl KlughEarl Klugh ... LP
Blue Note, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The sweet debut from guitarist Earl Klugh – a player whose sound went onto dominate late 70s fusion in a big big way! Klugh's clearly stepping here into a space allowed by George Benson at the time – a blend of jazz and R&B that's warmer and mellower than work previously done on Blue Note in the decade (or on CTI and Kudu for that matter) – one that's less focused on rhythm than it is on tone, and the kind of setting that allows Earl to shine wonderfully. There's a lot less of the cheesiness here that would hurt Klugh's later albums, and the overall presentation is nicely retrained – arranged by Dave Grusin at a time when he still knew how to bring a good deal of soul into a session, avoiding cliche and letting the soloist step forth unmarred. Other players include Lee Ritenour, Harvey Mason, and Grusin himself – and Klugh plays both electric and acoustic guitar, on tunes that include "Angelina", "Slippin In The Back Door", "Vonetta", "Waltz For Debby", and "Wind & The Sea". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ ParliamentClones Of Dr Funkenstein ... LP
Casablanca, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An oft-overlooked gem from Parliament – released during the year 1976, and sometimes hidden between monster LPs like Funkentelechy and Mothership Connection – but every bit as great as those two classics! The album's got that tightened-up P-Funk sound that was working so perfectly at the time – still with all the fuzzy haired elements of earlier years, but presented with a bit more focus – and a powerhouse swing that really drives the tracks home with a funky groove on the bottom! There's a flowing sort of energy here that almost makes you think that the whole thing just emerged naturally from the brain of George Clinton – but all ensemble players have a strong hand in the action, and really get some great moments in on the set. Cuts include "Gamin' On Ya", "Do That Stuff", "Children Of Production", and "I've Been Watching You (Move Your Sexy Body)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ McCoy TynerGreeting ... LP
Fantasy/Milestone, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A strong live set from the end of the 70s – one that shows the culmination of McCoy Tyner's work within larger concept settings, a format that he'd been exploring thoroughly since the passing of his old leader, John Coltrane. The ensemble here is quite strong – with George Adams and Joe Ford on flute and saxes, Woody Theus on drums and bells, Guilherme Franco on percussion, and Charles Fambrough on bass – and with Tyner, they work out some majestic tracks that soar with a spirituality supported by strong, blocky, piano chords. The highlight of the set is a 15 minute reading of Tyner's "Fly With The Wind", and other tracks include "Hand In Hand", "The Greeting", "Pictures", and a version of Coltrane's "Naima", done as a solo piano work. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Joe WilliamsJoe Williams Live ... CD
Fantasy/OJC, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the nice records made by Joe during his funky comeback of the late 60s/early 70s. He's singing here in a setting that's decidedly hipper than on earlier albums – with the early 70s Nat/Cannonball Adderley collective that includes George Duke on piano, Carol Kaye on bass, and production work by David Axelrod. Titles include "Heritage", "Sad Song", "Yesterday, Today, & Tomorrow", and "Who She Do". CD

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✨✧ VariousLost Soul Treasures Vol 1 ... CD
Sounds Of Soul, 1960s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A killer selection of rare soul singles – with a mixture of Northern Soul gems and some of the harder groovers that US collectors have gone for for years! Finding this one's like finding a box full of rare singles that somebody left behind at a DJ gig or an oldies radio show – so snatch it up, because it's filled with great cuts like "Michael" by The CODs, "Gonna Send You Back To Georgia" by Timmy Shaw, "Sad Girl" by Jay Wiggins, "Hungry For Love" by San Remo Golden Strings, "Here's A Heart" by The Diplomats, "Steal Away" by Jimmy Hughes, "The Real Thing" by Tina Britt, "No Time For You" by The Commands, "Love-it-is" by Harvey Scales, "The Love Of My Man" by Theola Kilgore, "Poor Unfortunate Me" by JJ Barnes, "Do The 45" by The Sharpees, "Let's Get A Thing Goin" by Don Gardner, "Any Other Way" by Little Jackie Shane, and "Ain't Nothing But A House Party" by The Showstoppers. 27 tracks in all! CD
(Out of print. Note: CD appears to have been mastered from vinyl sources – and although printed professionally, it's a bit low-budget in terms of the packaging. CD may not play well on all players.)

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✨✧ VariousCopasetic – The Mod Ska Sound – 56 Ska & Rock Steady Classics From The Original Mod Era ... CD
Trojan (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
The term "copasetic" was first coined by Bill Bojangles Robinson in the 30s – but the word is a perfect one to describe the vibe here – an easygoing groove, served up in dozens of killer cuts from the early ska and rocksteady years of Trojan Records! Given the image of a British mod on the front, you can bet that these are the kind of tracks that played big on the London scene in the second half of the 60s – tunes that were not only serving the big wave of Jamaican immigrants on the English shores, but also having a huge impact on the nation's youth of the time too. But even without any sort of history behind the music, there's still plenty to love here – a huge amount of cuts that includes some Trojan classics and lots of other deeper tracks too – titles that include "Yeah Yeah" by The Riots, "Wrong Emboyo" by The Rulers, "University Goes Ska" by Don Drummond, "Storm Warning" by Lynn Taitt & The Boys, "Wise Man" by Desmond Dekker & The Aces, "Nuclear Weapon" by Roland Alphonso, "Keep The Pressure On" by Winston & George, "Bonanaza Ska" by Carlos Malcolm & His Afro-Jamaican Rhythms, "Contact" by Roy Richards, "The Jerk" by Derrick Harriott, "Inez" by Lester Sterling & Tommy McCook, "Big Bamboo" by Lord Creator, and "The Higher The Monkey Climbs" by Justin Hinds & The Dominoes. CD

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✨✧ VariousLevanta Poeira – Afro Brazilian Music & Rhythms From 1976 to 2016 – Compiled By Tahira ... LP
Jazz & Milk (Germany), 2018. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Brazilian grooves from the rootsier side of the spectrum – tunes that are often a lot earthier than sounds you might know from bossa nova – with plenty of raw percussion to get the grooves going! The music here spans the space of a few decades, but it's united by a timeless vibe that really makes the cuts hold together – and even the few remixes on the record never make things sound too contemporary – they just extend the drums even more! Titles include "Brilhantina" by Renata Rosa, "Balao Azul" by Banda De Pifanos De Caruaru, "Kirie" by Georgette, "Baiao Destemperado" by Barbatuques, "Toda Menina Baiana (Tahira rmx)" by Gilberto Gil, "No Balanco Da Canoa (Chico Correa rmx)", and "Gode Pavao" by Coco Raizes De Arcoverde. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Cannonball AdderleyBBC Jazz 625 – 1964 (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
SSJ (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Killer work from the Cannonball Adderley Sextet of the early 60s – a group that we can never seem to get enough of! As you'd know from the albums by the combo at the time, the group was even more amazing in a live setting than in the studio – because it seemed that in concert, Cannonball and crew would open up to even more righteous, even more globally-conscious modes in both their rhythms and phrasing – which you can definitely hear on this excellent live date recorded for the BBC! The sound quality is excellent, and the players aren't afraid to bring plenty of themselves to the performance – maybe inspired by time in the spotlight on TV – which has Cannon shining on alto, alongside Nat Adderley on cornet, Charles Lloyd on tenor and flute, Sam Jones on bass, Joe Zawinul on piano, and Louis Hayes on drums. The material's been issued on DVD, but this is the first-ever CD release – and titles include "The Weaver", "Bohemia After Dark", "Come Sunday", "Sweet Georgia Bright", "Come Seven", "Jive Samba", and "The Song My Lady Sings". CD

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✨✧ BlackbyrdsAction/Better Days ... CD
BGP (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Two of the later Blackbyrds LPs on one CD! Action is a great little sleeper from the Blackbyrds – a record that never gets as much due as their earlier records that have a hard funky feel, but offer instead a tasty batch of smoother jazz funk numbers that show the group still continuing to grow. Donald Byrd's still at the production helm – and the band's got a nice spacey sound that almost reflects directions that other funk groups, like Kool & The Gang, were taking at the time. The best case of this is the massive cut "Mysterious Vibes", a slow jazzy stepper that was sampled to great fame a few years back – but you can also hear it on the cuts "Supernatural Feeling", "Soft & Easy", and "Dreaming About You". Better Days is filled with sweet warm grooves from the mighty Blackbyrds – a set that has George Duke working with the group, giving them some of the electric vibe of his own great work! The sound is less sharply funky than the early days of the group, but still mighty nice – and titles include "Do It Girl", "Love Don't Strike Twice", "What We Have Is Right", and "What's On Your Mind". CD

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✨✧ Don Burrows QuartetAt The Sydney Opera House ... CD
Mainstream/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A record that really shows off the strengths of the Australian jazz scene in the 70s – so much so, it was one of that nation's biggest jazz records of the decade, and also got a fair bit of global circulation too! The album's billed to reedman Don Burrows – who's a bit like his nation's Stan Getz at times, but also can handle flute and clarinet as well – with currents that seem to rival the best of Herbie Mann, Paul Horn, or Jimmy Giuffre, depending on the setting. But the album's also got some equally important work on guitar from George Golla – Don's key partner for many years, and a player who can work these open colors on his instrument that sometimes rival Wes Montgomery, but also get a bit funkier too – all modes that he gets to show off here on the album's range of long tracks. The quartet also features Ed Gason on bass and Laurie Thompson on drums – and titles include "Yesterdays", "Sweet Emma", "The Gentle Rain", "Velhos Tempos", and "Maybe Today". CD

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✨✧ Various500 Atlantic R&B & Soul Singles Vol 2 – 1965 ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1965. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Think you know the sound of Atlantic Records in the 60s? Think again – because this stunning series opens the vault to a huge amount of rare treasures from the legendary label! The package is amazing – and offers up rare tracks that were mostly only issued by Atlantic on singles – including some on the other imprints associated with the company – some by names we never even knew recorded for the label, others by bigger names, but represented here by obscure material that goes way past their hits – and which is ultra cool because of that. There's also a fair bit more deep soul than you might expect from the usual Atlantic mix – tremendous vocals, and often in less hit-heavy modes – which makes the whole thing a great revelation – and just one more reason to bow down and give even more expect to one of the key companies who helped soul music find a home in the 60s. Plus – as if that's not enough – the whole thing comes in a very cool 7" gatefold package – which emphasizes the from-singles nature of the collection. This volume features a whopping 50 tracks – with titles that include "King Of Love" by The Admirals, "Let Our Love Go On" by Music City Soul Brothers, "More Of The Jerk" by Bobby Harris, "Free For All" by The Barracudas, "Can't See You When I Want To" by David Porter, "Sweet Thing" by Gorgeous George, "Peepin" by Solomon Burke, "Ad For Love" by Lee Jackson, "The Record" by Ben E King, "Give You What I Got" by Wendy Rene, "Thank You John" by Willie Tee, "My Lover" by Barbara & The Browns, "It's Just A Matter Of Time" by Merle Spears, "Fancy Free" by Mary Wells, "You Make A Strong Girl Weak" by The Premiers, "Don't Stop Now" by William Bell, "Let's Go Get Stoned" by The Coasters, "Thank You For Helping Me See The Light" by Ted Taylor, "Just One More Day" by Otis Redding, "Do The Duck" by The Autographs, "Boss" by King Curtis, "Try Me Again" by Ted Taylor, "Every Night I See Your Face" by The Music City Soul Brothers, "I Don't Want Trouble" by Barbara & The Browns, "Keep Your Mouth Shut" by Lee Jackson, "It's Nice To Know You" by Rosetta Johnson, and "Dedicated To You" by Willie Tee. CD

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Bernie Leadon-Michael Georgiades BandNatural Progressions ... LP
Asylum, 1977. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Georgiana Liccione StewartBean Bag Activities & Coordination Skills ... LP
Kimbo, 1980. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the booklet.)

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George Walker/Hale Smith/Adolphus HailstorkBlack Composers Series Vol 9 – Piano Concerto/Ritual & Incantations/Celebration! – Natalie Hinderas/Paul Freeman/Detroit Symphony ... LP
Columbia, 1978. Near Mint- ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has some light ringwear and a radio station track list sticker.)

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John Williams/Georges DelerueAmazing Stories – Joel McNeely/Royal Scottish National Orchestra ... CD
Varese, Late 80s. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Georges Brassens3 – Chanson Pour L'Auvergnat ... LP
Philips, 1972. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ George BensonBeyond The Blue Horizon (with bonus tracks) ... CD
CTI, 1970. Used Gatefold ... $4.99
A great early CTI session by George Benson, and one of the most stripped-down, straight-ahead funky records he did for the label! There's a sharpness here that's different than the larger feel of some of Benson 's later records – a sound that almost links back to his soul jazz roots in the 60s – played by a tight combo that features Benson on guitar, Clarence Palmer on organ, Ron Carter on bass, and Jack DeJohnette on drums – plus percussion from Michael Cameron and Albert Nicholson. There's a version of "So What" on here that's got to be one of the best funky takes of that standard ever – with great hard grooves on the intro – and on other cuts, the real genius is in the way the simple tracks are arranged to shift between darkly chromatic passages and slight bits of funk. Titles include "All Clear", "Ode To A Kudu", and "Somewhere In The East". CD also features 3 bonus alternate takes, too! CD

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✨✧ George BraithMusart ... LP
Prestige, 1967. Used ... Just Sold Out!
One of our favorite-ever albums on Prestige Records from the 60s – and a set that's a fair bit different than most of the other work on the label! The set's an unusual outing for saxophonist George Braith – cut after his famous albums for Blue Note, and in a mode that's quite different – very far-reaching, and almost spiritual at points – with the blend of jazz and other modes that you might find on the Cadet/Concept sessions in late 60s Chicago! Braith plays a wide assortment of saxes – c-melody, alto and soprano – but his playing here is a bit different than the Roland Kirk-like vibe of before – sometimes more stretched-out and exploratory, in a Nathan Davis sort of vibe – sometimes wrapped up in some larger explorations from the whole group. There's moments of raw percussion with echoey production, others with wordless vocals floating alongside the lead soloist, and still others that have that catchy blend of soul jazz and exoticism you'd find in the music of Eddie Harris or Yusef Lateef – even though Braith here is completely his own artist too! The set features Jane Getz on piano, Jay Carter and Eddie Diehl on guitar, and Ben Dixon on drums – but there's also a lot of percussion, both Latin and otherwise, from a shifting lineup of players. The whole thing's wonderful – and titles include "Del's Theme", "Musart", "Evelyn Anita", "Our Blessing", "Laura", and "Splashes Of Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has light wear and a small bit of marker.)

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Sonny Clark TrioMy Conception – The 1960 Time Sessions With George Duvivier & Max Roach (2017 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Time/Tompkins Square, 1960. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $34.99
A trio treasure from the incredible Sonny Clark – a rare non-Blue Note date from the late 50s, and a wonderful illustration of his powers on the piano! The setting is spare, but the sound is never sleepy – as Sonny's working here with Max Roach on drums and George Duvivier on bass – both of whom make for very lively compatriots in the trio – and help Sonny hit some fiercely flowing lines on piano! And apart from Sonny's great playing, the album's also a great showcase for his writing skills too, as nearly never tune's an original – with titles that include "Nica", "Sonia", "My Conception", "Minor Meeting", and "Blues Mambo". Also features a version of "Sonny's Crib" – mis-labeled here as "Sonny's Crip"! Special 2LP set features 6 more rare alternate takes on vinyl for the first time – plus a new essay by Ben Ratliff, and unseen photos too. LP, Vinyl record album
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Georges DelerueL'Africain ... LP
WEA (France), 1983. Near Mint- ... $13.99
A wonderful soundtrack from Georges Delerue – and proof that, no matter what the setting, his musical work is always top-shelf! The film's a less-remembered Catherine Deneuve vehicle from the early 80s, but Delerue handles the music with a really timeless feel – a beautifully balanced set of orchestrations that move slowly, and with great feeling – unfolding gently as the set moves on – with that almost flower-like style he brought to some of his best arrangements of this nature. Some tracks are short, and together the music works wonderfully as an evocative sound piece, even away from the film. Titles include "Face To Face", sung by Vivian Reed – plus instrumentals "Nostalgie De Victor", "Marche Militaire", "Le Bar De L'Hotel", "Voltige Aerienne", "A Bientot Charlotte", and "L'Espoir". LP, Vinyl record album

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George JonesGeorge Jones & The Jones Boys – Live In Texas 1965 ... CD
Ace (UK), 1965. New Copy ... $12.99 18.98
Fantastic work from the young George Jones – working here at the height of his powers, and in a raw live setting that's a nice change from some of the polish of his studio recordings of the 60s! George's voice is great – already hitting that wider range that marked his Musicor material as a huge step forward from his years on the Mercury and Starday labels – but the live setting also returns some of the grit of those early days, and has Jones working with the very romping Jones Boys combo – who can not only cook on stage, but also bring in some of the searing guitar that made George's initial singles appeal to the young rock market too. The group get a few instrumental moments in the spotlight, too – which makes for a nice addition to the set – and although the material had been issued before, this set goes back to the original tapes, remasters the whole set, and also features a total of 26 titles that include "Who Shot Sam", "White Lightnin", "Jole Blon", "The Race Is On/Hold It", "Big Harlan Taylor", "The Window Up Above", "She Thinks I Still Care", "We Must Have Been Out Of Our Minds", "Aching Breaking Heart", "Sing A Sad Song", "Act Naturally", and "I'm Ragged But I'm Right". CD

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✨✧ George Russel & The Living Time OrchestraAfrican Game ... LP
Blue Note, 1983. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Titles include "Organic Life On Earth Begins", "Surival Game", "Human Sensing Of Unity With Great Nature", "African Empires", and "The Future". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp and clear tape on the spine.)

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✨✧ Buddy DeFranco & Oscar PetersonBuddy DeFranco & Oscar Peterson Play The George Gershwin ... CD
Verve, 1954. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic mid 50s jazz takes on Gershwin! As the title indicates, the session features Buddy DeFranco and Oscar Peterson – but the real guy we wanna thank here is arranger Russ Garcia! Unlike some of the other Verve "soloist with the Peterson Trio" albums of the 50s, this one is more of a shared effort that has Buddy and Oscar both acting as soloists over larger backings directed by Garcia. Russ takes a lot of cues from Ralph Burns on the session – and like Burns on earlier Verve recordings, he sets things up so that the orchestrations never overwhelm the players – and instead simply augment their moods and shade in the colors of the tunes. We especially like Peterson in this format – as he was so often recorded heavily in trio format – but DeFranco is great too, snaking out over the top of the strings with a lean and angular tone on clarinet. Players include Herb Ellis, Ray Brown and Bobby White, augmented by wind & strings. Titles include "S Wonderful", "Strike Up The Band", "I Wants To Stay Here", "Someone To Watch Over Me", "I Was Doing All Right", "I Got Rhythm", "The Man I Love", and "It Ain't Necessarily So". CD features 2 bonus tracks: alternate, slightly longer takes of "I Want To Stay Here" and "Someone To Watch Over Me". CD
(Out of print Verve Elite edition.)

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✨✧ Del Tha Funkee HomosapienI Wish My Brother George Was Here ... CD
Elektra/Traffic, 1991. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The loopy West Coast classic! Heavily steeped in the P-Funk party vibe, Del's first LP is still a hip hop holy grail. Ice Cube's production is a nice snapshot of west coast hip hop circa '89, and Del's style is inimitable. Standouts Mistadobolina" and "Ahonetwo, Ahonetwo" are unimpeachable leftfield classics – but the whole record's great! Other titles include "What Is A Booty", "The Wacky World Of Rapid Transit", "P*ssin On Your Steps", "Money For Sex", "Dr. Bombay", "Sunny Meadowz", "Sleepin On My Couch", "Hoodz Come In Dozens", "Same Ol Thing", "Ya Lil' Crumbsnatchers", and more.. 2012 edition features extended packaging and foldout poster of the original cover art. CD

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✨✧ Georgia Soul CouncilWhat's For Breakfast ... LP
Dig, 2017. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Grits, bacon, and biscuits on top of a Hammond B3? The record's already got our attention, and we haven't even heard the music! Fortunately, we're already in love with these guys – as they really wowed us with their previous album, and seem to have sharpened their groove even more – mixing a funky rhythmic core with some great southern soul instrumental modes – all at a level that more than lives up to the mighty promise of their name! Most of the album is instrumental, although there's a bit of guest vocals on one track – and titles include "Gravy Flavored", "Get Up & Do It", "The Grimace", "Hot Fun", and "Lahar". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Actress X London Contemporary OrchestraLageos ... CD
Ninja Tune, 2018. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
A pretty moody little collaboration between electronic wizard Actress (Darren Cunningham), and the London Contemporary Orchestra – both working here in a way that's quite unlike other records of this nature we've heard in the past! At first, we were maybe guessing that the set would have a Cinematic Orchestra vibe – but the Actress presence really shapes every sound from the start, even the rich acoustic elements of the larger lineup – often creating these unnerving sounds and shapes that make it feel as if Cunningham is battling the whole ensemble by himself! Other times, things are more subtle – with a resonance between electric and acoustic that's completely haunting – and titles include "Hubble", "Surfer's Hymn", "Chaos Rain", "Chasing Numbers", "Galya Beat", "Momentum", "Voodoo Posse Chronic Illusion", and "Audio Track 5". CD
Also available Lageos ... LP 26.99

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✨✧ Actress X London Contemporary OrchestraLageos ... LP
Ninja Tune, 2018. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99 27.99
A pretty moody little collaboration between electronic wizard Actress (Darren Cunningham), and the London Contemporary Orchestra – both working here in a way that's quite unlike other records of this nature we've heard in the past! At first, we were maybe guessing that the set would have a Cinematic Orchestra vibe – but the Actress presence really shapes every sound from the start, even the rich acoustic elements of the larger lineup – often creating these unnerving sounds and shapes that make it feel as if Cunningham is battling the whole ensemble by himself! Other times, things are more subtle – with a resonance between electric and acoustic that's completely haunting – and titles include "Hubble", "Surfer's Hymn", "Chaos Rain", "Chasing Numbers", "Galya Beat", "Momentum", "Voodoo Posse Chronic Illusion", and "Audio Track 5". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Lageos ... CD 12.99

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BlackbyrdsWalking In Rhythm – The Essential Selection 1973 to 1980 ... CD
Fantasy/Decision, 1970s. Used 2 CDs ... $9.99
Some of the sharpest, jazziest funk you'll ever hope to hear – a smoking collection of the legendary 70s work by The Blackbyrds on Fantasy Records! The group started as a jazz combo under Donald Byrd's supervision – right at a time when Byrd was making his own fantastic funky records in the 70s – but working for the Bay Area Fantasy label, they really took off into an amazing groove that was all their own – still informed by jazz, but free to open up to lots of funk and soul elements too – sometimes with vocals in the lead, sometimes more focus on the kinds of solos that always set them apart from all their contemporaries! The cuts have some wonderful keyboard work from a young Kevin Toney – who's gone onto a lot of fame over the years – and production on all cuts is either by Larry Mizell, Donald Byrd, or George Duke – key 70s jazz funk forces who keep things mighty tight in the studio! The package features work from all Blackbyrds albums of the 70s – including the Cornbread Earl & Me soundtrack, and the Night Grooves remix set – and the package features 25 titles that include "Enter In", "Party Land", "Do It Fluid", "Gut Level", "Summer Love", "I Need You", "The Baby", "Blackbyrds' Theme", "City Life", "Rock Creek Park", "Walking In Rhythm", "A Hot Day Today", "Wilford's Gone", "One Gun Salute", "Supernatural Feeling", "Mysterious Vibes", and "Soft & Easy". CD

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Art BlakeyIn My Prime Vol 1 ... LP
Timeless/Muse, 1978. Near Mint- ... $7.99
You gotta love the confidence in Blakey's title for this one – because even in the late 70s, over 20 years since starting the Jazz Messengers, he was still very much in his prime! The album has him working with a wonderful group that includes Bobby Watson, Curtis Fuller, David Schnitter, and James Williams – plus percussionist Ray Mantilla, added in on a few tracks to give the set a slightly fuller sound. Tracks are long, dynamic, and gorgeous – really stepping out with the warmth and imagination that Blakey never let die during his career – but which seemed to be buring as brightly during this stretch as it was during the few really noteworthy points of earlier years. The set features a wonderful early reading of Watson's "To See Her Face", plus "Kamal", "Not So Far At All", "Jody", and "1978". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has light wear & a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Clifford Brown & Max RoachAt Basin Street (with bonus tracks) ... CD
EmArcy/Polygram, Mid 50s. Used ... $6.99
About as classic as you can get for the Brown/Roach group – recorded at Basin Street with a group that includes Richie Powell on piano, Sonny Rollins on tenor, and George Morrow on bass. Tracks are tight and in that firey hardbop mode the pair pioneered – and titles include "Gertrude's Bounce", "Powell's Prances", "Time", "The Scene Is Clean", and "I'll Remember April". Most notable is the work by Powell on the record – as Bud's brother really shines here, turning out some great original compositions, and arranging the group with tight precision! Plus, the CD reissue features 4 bonus tracks – including alternates of some tunes on the record, and a few breakdowns. CD
(Out of print.)
Also available At Basin Street ... LP 11.99

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Teddy CharlesTeddy Charles Tentet ... LP
Atlantic, 1956. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Sublime modern jazz from Teddy – right up there with the best mid 50s work of other groundbreakers like Charles Mingus or George Russell, to whom Charles acknowledges more than a bit of inspiration! Charles plays vibes like no one else – especially at this point in his career, when he's moving into offbeat chromatic ranges that wouldn't be duplicated for another decade, in the work of players like Bobby Hutcherson or Gary Burton. His players on this set include Art Farmer, JR Monterose, Gigi Gryce, and Mal Waldron – and the album includes the original tracks "Green Blues", "The Emperor", and "Vibrations", plus a great version of "Nature Boy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice Japanese pressing. Cover has a few small spots of seam splitting, but is very nice overall.)

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Hank CrawfordWe Got A Good Thing Going ... CD
Kudu/King (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $9.99
Early CTI/Kudu material from alto legend Hank Crawford – part of a strong 70s run that helped him find a whole new audience for his soulful sound! Crawford got his start with Ray Charles, and cut some classic albums for Atlantic in the 60s – but during the 70s, his sound really warmed up a lot with the right electric touches – providing a flow in the backdrops while Hank too off on tight, well-blown solos – almost the alto sax equivalent to what the tenor of Stanley Turrentine was crafting at the time. Arrangements here are by Don Sebesky and Bob James – sometimes a bit funky, sometimes laidback – and other musicians include James on Rhodes and George Benson on guitar. Titles include a great funky take on "Alone Again Naturally" – plus "We Got A Good Thing Going", "I Don't Know", "A Little Tear", and "Down To Earth". CD
(Part of the CTI 50th Anniversary Special Collection!)

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Eddie Lockjaw DavisGoin To The Meeting (Misty/Goin To The Meeting) ... CD
Prestige, 1960/1962. Used ... $6.99
Classic 60s soul jazz from Eddie Lockjaw Davis – more than an album's worth of materal on a single CD! First up is part of the album Misty – great work from the famous team that featured Eddie Lockjaw Davis on tenor and Shirley Scott on organ – recorded here in the mellow, open-ended setting of Prestige Records' Moodsville label – a perfect setting for the late nite stylings of the pair! There's a slight more groove to this session than some of the other Moodsville date – thanks to the presence of Ray Barretto in the group on congas –a longside the bass of George Duvivier and drums of Arthur Edgehill. CD also adds in the track "From This Moment On". Goin To The Meetin is a great one – and one of the rarest Prestige dates from Eddie Lockjaw Davis! The album features a unique group that includes Horace Parlan on piano – in place of the organ that had graced many of Davis' earlier Prestige records – with added groovy energy from Buddy Catlett on bass, Art Taylor on drums, and Willie Bobo on congas – all players who seem to give Davis an even sharper edge than before – not entirely the modern tones of his pairings with Johnny Griffin, but a bit less sleepy than in the company of a Hammond. The congas really kick things up nicely – and there's an undercurrent of fire that almost recalls some of the best Blue Note dates of this nature from the time. Titles include "Little Cougar", "Yes Yes", "Pass The Hat", "Goin To Meetin", and "Oh Babee". CD
(Out of print.)

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Eric DemarsanLe Cercle Rouge ... LP
We Release Jazz (Switzerland), 1970. New Copy ... About July 25, 2018
An excellent soundtrack for this landmark French thriller directed by Jean-Pierre Melville! The score is played by a hip batch of French jazz players – including Georges Arvanitas, Daniel Humair, Guy Pedersen, and Bernard Lubat – and it's very much in the classic jazzy mode used by earlier French films of a similar nature. The original score has long been unavailable, and this new series does an excellent job of representing the music in a set with photos from the film. Titles include "Le Cercle Rouge", "Melvillade", "Le Parc", "Barrage Policier", "Sur Les Toits", and "Le Voyage De Corey". LP, Vinyl record album

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FunkadelicStanding On The Verge – The Best Of Funkadelic ... LP
Westbound (UK), 1970s. New Copy 2LP ... $21.99 22.98
A heavy best-of from Funkadelic – one that covers the full range of their classic sounds – from the trippy fuzz of the early days to the tighter funk of stardom years! The package has a power that's undeniable – a really massive batch of music that forever changed the face of funk – arguably the best that George Clinton ever had to offer, especially when you realize that Funkadelic was definitely the farthest-reaching of his many musical projects! Most cuts here are in shorter single versions – but there's a few LP-length jams – and titles include "Undisco Kidd", "Maggot Brain", "Cosmic Slop", "Standing On The Verge Of Getting It On", "Sexy Ways", "Better By The Pound", "One Nation Under A Groove (part 1)", "Whatever Makes My Baby Feel Good", "A Joyful Process", "Loose Booty", "I Wanna Know If It's Good To You", "I'll Bet You", "Red Hot Mama", "Comin Round The Mountain", and "I Got A Thing You Got A Thing Everybody Got A Thing". LP, Vinyl record album

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Stan GetzEarly Stan (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1949/1954. Used ... $6.99
A 60s album that collects earlier 10" sessions by Stan – one from 1949, and one from 1954! The 1949 sessions have Stan playing in a group with Terry Gibbs, Shorter Rogers, and George Wallington – on tunes that include "Michelle (parts 1 & 2)", "T&S", "Cuddles", and "Terry's Tune". The 1954 sessions are a bit more in the classic "Early Stan" mode – as they feature Getz working in a quintet with Jimmy Raney on guitar and Hall Overton on piano – very much in the Roost mode that first got Stan his fame, with that amazing tone really opening up on numbers that include "Motion", "Lee", "Signal", and "Round Midnight". CD features 4 bonus alternate tracks too! CD
(Out of print.)

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Gene HarrisAstral Signal ... LP
Blue Note, 1974. Very Good ... $29.99
A masterpiece from Gene Harris – an album that's probably been his biggest influence on the sound of soul in the 21st Century, and for good reason too! The set moves way beyond both Harris' acoustic piano roots in the Three Sounds, and his other electric sides of the 70s – into sublime spacey territory that's wrapped up in soul – as much a pinnacle of his musical vision as early 70s records were for Herbie Hancock or George Duke! The vibe here is a bit between the looser styles of Duke's MPS recordings, and the tighter grooves of the Mizell generation – and arrangements are by Harris, Harvey Mason, and Jerry Peters, the latter of whom really adds some great elements to the record. Harvey's drums make for a great funky undercurrent – and the album features the funky break track "Higga-Boom", the great groover "Losalamitoslatinfunklovesong", and the cuts "Rebato Summer", "Don't Call Me N*gger, Whitey", "Love Talkin", "I Remember Summer", "Green River", and "My Roots". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover is delaminated from moisture along the opening.)

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Freddie HubbardPolar AC ... CD
CTI/King (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $9.99
Warm and wonderful work from Freddie Hubbard – a killer of an album recorded for CTI, and one of his most soulful efforts for the label! The album's got a bit more of a human heart than some of the more cosmic sessions Freddie cut at the time – a bit more contemplative and introspective, but no less open-minded and electrically charged. The assortment of players is all top-shelf – with Billy Cobham, Airto, Lennie White, George Cables, Hubert Laws, and George Benson all backing Freddie up on the set – and titles include a great take on "People Make the World Go Round", plus "Naturally", and "Son of Sky Dive", which grooves just like its papa! CD
(Blu-Spec CD pressing!)

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Olaf Kubler & Jan Hammer TrioTurtles – Live At The Domicile (with bonus track) ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $13.99
A very hip little session from a young Jan Hammer – recording here with a great lesser-known German saxophonist! The session's a live date from the late 60s – recorded at the legendary Domicile nightclub in Germany, in a rolling wave of soul jazz and hardbop modes – plus a few wilder touches too! The overall feel is quite like some of the best Saba/MPS dates of the time – and Hammer has none of his later bombastic approach to the keys – and instead demonstrates a great sense of care, space, and timing in his work on both piano and Hammond. Olaf Kubler plays both tenor and soprano sax – stretching out especially nicely on the longer tracks – and the rest of the group includes George Mraz and either Cees See or Michael Dennert on drums. Titles include "Solamente", "Cork Screw", "For T", "Sangrita Con Tequila", "Let It Go", "Turtles", and "Blues For Jiri". CD features a bonus alternate take of one track too! CD
(Part of the Enja Jazz Master Works series!)

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Booker LittleBooker Little & Friend (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1961. New Copy ... About July 4, 2018
A fantastic sextet session recorded in 1961, shortly before Booker Little's death – and filled with all the promise and power he ever packed into his playing! There's a sharp, angular groove to many of the numbers here – that mix of modern and hardbop that was cresting best in the early 60s Blue Note generation – and which echoes some of the work that Little had done with Max Roach in the years before this date. The lineup's filled with great players to help Book realize his strongest musical vision – Julian Priester on trombone, George Coleman on tenor, Don Friedman on piano, Reggie Workman on bass, and Pete LaRoca on drums – and although the set's issued on the sometimes-staid Bethlehem label, it's got all the sharper edges of an early 60s date on a label like Impulse or Candid! Titles include "Matilde", "Booker's Blues", "Forward Flight", and "Victory and Sorrow". CD features two bonus tracks – alternate versions of "Looking Ahead". CD

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Specs PowellMovin In ... CD
Roulette (Japan), 1957. Used ... $9.99
Hard-swinging jazz featuring drummer Specs Powell – and a tight batch of Basie-esque players, grooving along on a number of short lively tracks that are almost in the Count Basie style of the Roulette years! The lineup features alto and baritone sax from Sahib Shihab, tenor and clarinet from Aaron Sachss, alto and flute from George Dorsey, trumpet from Ray Copeland and Leon Merian, and trombones from Jimmy Dahl and Jimmy Cleveland – and piano is handled by Hank Jones and Nat Pierce, the latter of whom really knows how to make a group like this swing nicely! The set includes some very fresh originals by Pierce – including "Spyder Blues", "Rat Race", "Movin In", "Suspicion", and "Dispossessed" – plus versions of "You Don't Know What Love Is", "He's My Guy", and "I'll Remember April". CD
(Out of print.)

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Zoot SimsDown Home ... CD
Bethlehem/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1960. New Copy ... About July 4, 2018
A really great little set from Zoot Sims – earthy, and almost a bit more fragile than much of his other work! There's a real "down home" feel to the whole record – as Zoot blows comfortably and easily in a quartet with Dave McKenna on piano, George Tucker on bass, and Dannie Richmond on drums – making a rare non-Mingus appearance for the set! Zoot's horn has a bit more dirt in the tone than on some of his "cleaner" sessions – a style that we like a lot, and which really fits the feeling of the set. Titles include "Doggin' Around", "Avalon", "Jive At Five", "I've Heard That Blues", and "Goodnite Sweetheart". The CD contains 14 tracks, with a number of alternate takes, for a total of 72 minutes. CD

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✨✧ Art BlakeyIn My Prime 1 ... CD
Timeless (Netherlands), 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
You gotta love the confidence in Blakey's title for this one – because even in the late 70s, over 20 years since starting the Jazz Messengers, he was still very much in his prime! The album has him working with a wonderful group that includes Bobby Watson, Curtis Fuller, David Schnitter, and James Williams – plus percussionist Ray Mantilla, added in on a few tracks to give the set a slightly fuller sound. Tracks are long, dynamic, and gorgeous – really stepping out with the warmth and imagination that Blakey never let die during his career – but which seemed to be buring as brightly during this stretch as it was during the few really noteworthy points of earlier years. The set features a wonderful early reading of Watson's "To See Her Face", plus other tracks that include "Hawkman", "People Who Laugh", "Jodie", and "1978". CD also features 2 bonus tracks from the album Reflection In Blue. CD
(Out of print original pressing.)

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✨✧ Hank CrawfordWe Got A Good Thing Going ... CD
Kudu, 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Early CTI/Kudu material from alto legend Hank Crawford – part of a strong 70s run that helped him find a whole new audience for his soulful sound! Crawford got his start with Ray Charles, and cut some classic albums for Atlantic in the 60s – but during the 70s, his sound really warmed up a lot with the right electric touches – providing a flow in the backdrops while Hank too off on tight, well-blown solos – almost the alto sax equivalent to what the tenor of Stanley Turrentine was crafting at the time. Arrangements here are by Don Sebesky and Bob James – sometimes a bit funky, sometimes laidback – and other musicians include James on Rhodes and George Benson on guitar. Titles include a great funky take on "Alone Again Naturally" – plus "We Got A Good Thing Going", "I Don't Know", "A Little Tear", and "Down To Earth". CD
(Out of print original US pressing.)

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✨✧ Miles DavisPorgy & Bess (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia, 1958. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Way more than just a simple version of work from Porgy & Bess – and instead, a key collaboration between Miles Davis and Gil Evans – done with a sound that really transforms the tunes! True, the work here is all based on George Gershwin's original compositions – but through his inventively modern arrangements, Gil Evans really pushes the familiar numbers to a whole new place – and Miles glides over the top with some especially shimmering solos! Titles include "Summertime", "The Buzzard Song", "I Loves You, Porgy", and "Fishermen, Strawberry, & Devil Crab". CD includes two bonus alternate takes! CD
(CD artwork has a cutout hole.)
 
 
 



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