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✨✧ Peter KuhnNo Coming No Going – The Music Of Peter Kuhn 1978/1979 (Livin Right/Peter Kuhn & Denis Charles) ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 1978/1979. New Copy 2 CDs ... $19.99
Two 70s albums from overlooked reedman Peter Kuhn – back to back here in a single sweet set! First up is Livin Right – a set that was originally broadcast live on New York radio in 1978, and which really captures the openly creative spirit of the loft jazz generation – as Peter Kuhn plays b-flat and bass clarinet alongside a wonderful group that features two trumpeters – Arthur Williams and Toshinori Kondo, each coming out of a different speaker – plus the great William Parker on bass and Denis Charles on drums! The bass and drums really set the tone here – as they rumble and bristle beautifully, almost like they're setting these little fires – which are then fanned brightly by the clarinet and trumpets – on titles that include "Chi", "Red Tape", and "Manteca Long Gone Axistential". The second CD features a live performance from 1979 – with very freewheeling work by Peter Kuhn on b-flat and bass clarinet, plus some tenor too – really opening up alongside some excellent drums from Dennis Charles. Charles' contributions are great – and very thoughtful – and all tracks are long, with titles that include "Headed Home", "Drum Dharma", "Stigmata", and "Axistential". CD

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Rodrigo Amado/Goncalo Almeida/Marco FrancoAttic ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 2015. New Copy ... $9.99
Sometimes tone is the name of the game when it comes to improvisation – especially when you've got musicians on different instruments, really trying to find the right way to come together! That especially seems to be the case with the work here of Goncalo Almedia on bass and Rodrigo Amado on tenor – as both instruments often hit this raspy territory that seems to unite them sonically, even when they're taking on different roles – at a level that also seems to direct the performance of drummer Marco Franco, who often uses his instrument in an elliptical way that moves around the other two players – before coming in for the kill on the more intense performance that concludes the album. Titles include "Nail", "Shadow", "Hole", "Spring", and "Board". CD

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✨✧ Bobby Bradford/Hafez Modirzadeh/Ken Filiano/RoyalLive At The Magic Triangle ... LP
No Business (Lithuania), 2017. New Copy ... $22.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500!)

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Bobby Bradford/Hafez Modirzadeh/Mark Dresser/AlexLive At The Open Gate ... LP
No Business (Lithuania), 2016. New Copy ... $14.99
The great Bobby Bradford hasn't dimmed at all over the years – and he sounds wonderful here on cornet in the company of Hafez Modirzadeh on alto, Mark Dresser on bass, and Alex Cline on drums! The performance is a live one, but the songs have a nicely compact approach – no side-long improvisations, and instead these shorter musical moments that really show the players working together with a strong sort of sympathy – especially Bradford and Modirazedh, who trade tones in this beautifully evocative style. Titles include "Facet 5", "Dresser Only", "Song For The Unsung", "For Bradford", and "Steadfast". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500 copies.)

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John Butcher/Peter Evans/Frederic Blondy/Clayton TWing Dissolved In Light ... LP
No Business (Lithuania), 2013. New Copy ... $14.99
A well-recorded performance by this complex quintet – a very tightly-woven lineup that features Peter Evans on piccolo trumpet, John Butcher on tenor and soprano sax, Frederic Blondy on piano, Clayton Thomas on bass, and Paul Lovens on drums and cymbals! The one long performance on the album builds and shifts in energy throughout – but always feeling as if the musicians are reading each others' minds, rather than blindly improvising together – as the movements and passages have a great feeling of unity, especially in the way that unlike instruments can share surprisingly sympathetic sonic space. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500 copies.)

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Jean-Luc Cappozzo/Didier LasserreCeremony's A Name For The Rich Horn (10 inch LP) ... LP
No Business (Lithuania), 2016. New Copy ... $14.99
A single long, improvised piece – beautifully performed by Didier Lasserre on drums and Jean-Luc Cappozzo on both trumpet and flugelhorn – served up with all the sense of space we might have hoped for a track that takes up an entire record! Lasserre's using a lot of mallets on his drums, which creates a low rumble that's often contrasted by some of Cappozzo's bolder notes on the trumpet – yet even his quieter, more subtle sounds find plenty of expression here – especially his "mouthy" textures that can have an earthier vibe. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 300 copies.)

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✨✧ John Carter TrioEchoes From Rudolph's (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Ibedon/No Business (Lithuania), 1977. New Copy 2 CDs ... $19.99
A real lost chapter of 70s genius from reedman John Carter – a set done after his better-known recordings with Bobby Bradford, in a style that's much more spacious overall! The material features a trio – with Carter on both soprano sax and clarinet, both instruments he plays with an incredible dexterity and sensitivity in sound – much looser and more open to sudden shifts of inspiration than his music with Bradford – with accompaniment from Stanley Carter on bass and William Jeffrey on drums and percussion! The style is free, but never indulgently so – and Carter finds this way to always reach for melodic moments even at his most intense – creating the kind of magic that few other musicians might with his instruments. Titles include "Echoes From Rudolph's", "To A Fallen Poppy", "The Last Sunday", "Armin", and "Angles". 2CD set adds in a whole disc of extra material from the trio – with a 19 minute "Echoes From Rudolphs/To A Fallen Poppy", and a very long stretch of different improvised passages! CD

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✨✧ Mark DresserModicana ... LP
No Business (Lithuania), 2017. New Copy ... $22.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 300!)

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✨✧ Harris Eisenstadt/Mivos QuartetWhatever Will Happen That Will Also Be ... LP
No Business (Lithuania), 2017. New Copy ... $22.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 300!)

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✨✧ Free Jazz Group WeisbadenFrictions/Frictions Now ... CD
LST/No Business (Lithuania), 1969/1971. New Copy ... $14.99
A pair of albums from this lesser-known German improv group from the start of the 70s – two rare albums that are as free as their name, and which were both initially pressed in small runs of just a few hundred copies! The quartet have a surprisingly lyrical approach to their music at times – thanks especially to the reed work of Deiter Scherf, whose work on flute is sublime, and sometimes matched by that of Gerhard Konig, who plays both guitar and flute in the group. Scherf also handles alto, oboe, piano, shenai, and prepared trumpet – the last of which has a great sound – and the rest of the quartet includes Michael Sell on trumpet and Wolfgang Schlick on drums and metal bracket – an array of instruments that is changed up often during the long performances on the record! Titles include "Frictions" – a continuous piece that took up the whole first LP – and "Frictions Now", in two parts. CD

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✨✧ Yedo Gibson/Hernani Faustino/Vasco TrillaChain ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 2017. New Copy ... $14.99
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Kidd Jordan/Peter Kowald/Alvin FielderLive In New Orleans ... LP
No Business (Lithuania), 2013. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99
A wonderful showcase for the soulful tenor talents of Kidd Jordan – a player with a style that takes us back to some of the richest, most expressive musicians of the loft jazz scene of the 70s! Jordan's got a way of spinning out a long, personal statement on his horn – one that's powerful and bold, and never resorts to cliche or any easy tricks – often just built strongly out of these very individualistic choices that almost have a poetic quality – although certainly of the proud and righteous mode! The set features a live performance with some wonderful bass work from Peter Kowald – a player whose low tones resonate in this very unusual way, and bring further depth to the record. Alvin Fielder plays both drums and percussion – titles include six trio passages and both a solo drum and bass number. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 300 copies.)

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✨✧ Peter KuhnOther Shore ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 2016. New Copy ... $14.99
It seems like it's been many years since we last heard from reedman Peter Kuhn – but the sharpness of this set hardly marks the passage of time, as Kuhn's every bit as vibrant as he was a force on the avant scene of the late 70s and early 80s! As before, Kuhn handles a lot of b-flat and bass clarinet – but he also blows a bit of tenor and alto too – shaping sounds in very open territory, in a trio with Kyle Motl on bass and Nathan Hubbard on drums, in a mix of freedom and spirituality that almost recalls the New York loft jazz mode of decades back. Titles include "Not Two", "Unstrung Heroes", "Is Love Enough", "Beginning Anew", and "No Coming No Going". CD

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Andrew Lamb/Tom Abbs/Michael Wimberley/Guillermo BRhapsody In Black ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 2008. Used ... $4.99
Andrew Lamb is billed as "The Black Lamb" here – a nice nickname, given the earthy quality of the set! The group's got two percussionists at its core – Michael Wimberly and Guillermo E Brown – both players with different energies that help expand the roots of the record – while Tom Abbs builds up its trunk with his organic lines on bass, plus a bit of tuba and didjeridoo too. Lamb unfolds these evocative lines on saxes and flute – and even a bit of conch shell too, handled with a wonderfully exotic tone that's not gimmicky at all. Tracks are quite long, and build with a rich feel that makes the album one of the most soulful we've ever heard on the No Business label – and titles include "Initiation", "Song Of The Miracle Lives", "To Love In The Rain", and "Rhapsody In Black". CD

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✨✧ Andrew Lamb/Warren Smith/Arkadijus GotesmanasSea Of Modicum ... LP
No Business (Lithuania), 2017. New Copy ... $22.99
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(Limited edition of 300!)

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✨✧ Marilyn Lerner/Ken Filiano/Lou GrassiLive At Edgefest ... LP
No Business (Lithuania), 2016. Near Mint- ... $16.99
Here's a trio who step way past the conventional expectations of their instrument – especially bassist Ken Filiano and pianist Marilyn Lerner – who each seem bent on finding new ways of creating both music and sound! Some passages have Lerner falling into more conventional formation – at least within an avant jazz side of the spectrum – but the bulk of the record has her and Filiano creating these complicated sonic shapes over the drums of Lou Grassi, whose presence perhaps grounds things enough to allow the others to wander down all these wonderful paths. At times, Lerner can come on with almost a Cecil Taylor-like flurry of notes – but many other passages are open and spacious, and evoke similar energy from the bass. Titles include "Open Closter", "Rising On An Infrared Wave", "A Point Of Infinite Destiny", and "Event Horizon". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Liudas MockunasHydro ... LP
No Business (Lithuania), 2017. New Copy ... $22.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 300!)

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Itaru Oki/Nobuyoshi Ino/Choi Sun BaeKami Fusen ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 1996. New Copy ... $9.99
Sometimes it feels like there's no sense of time at all when it comes to free jazz – as a recording like this, made over 20 years ago, can feel as fresh as anything happening at the moment – due to the free-thinking nature of the performance! The group's less familiar than some we've stocked on the No Business label – but the release is maybe one of the best they've given us in recent years – a fantastic meeting between trumpeters Choi Sun Bae and Itaru Oki – the latter of whom also plays bamboo flute – working with bassist Nobuyoshi Ino, in sounds that are awash in amazing sonic shapes and textures, often quite sensitive but never in a sleepy way. The group perform an unusual extrapolation of Benny Golson's "I Remember Clifford" – and other titles include "Yawning Baku", "Kami Fusen", and "Ikiru". CD
Also available Kami Fusen ... LP 22.99

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✨✧ Itaru Oki/Nobuyoshi Ino/Choi Sun BaeKami Fusen ... LP
No Business (Lithuania), 1996. New Copy ... $22.99
Sometimes it feels like there's no sense of time at all when it comes to free jazz – as a recording like this, made over 20 years ago, can feel as fresh as anything happening at the moment – due to the free-thinking nature of the performance! The group's less familiar than some we've stocked on the No Business label – but the release is maybe one of the best they've given us in recent years – a fantastic meeting between trumpeters Choi Sun Bae and Itaru Oki – the latter of whom also plays bamboo flute – working with bassist Nobuyoshi Ino, in sounds that are awash in amazing sonic shapes and textures, often quite sensitive but never in a sleepy way. The group perform an unusual extrapolation of Benny Golson's "I Remember Clifford" – and other titles include "Yawning Baku", "Kami Fusen", and "Ikiru". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 300 copies.)
Also available Kami Fusen ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ Howard RileyConstant Change 1976 to 2016 (5CD set) ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 1976/1980/Mid 80s/2016. New Copy 5 CDs ... $45.99
The title's a great one for this overstuffed set of work by Howard Riley – not because the pianist is always changing the style of his music, but because in a single performance, his space on the keys is constantly shifting – never at rest, and always open into boundless territory of exploration – at a level that continues to make Riley one of the most impressive piano talents of his generation! At some level, Howard has the sense of freedom that you'd find in the music of Cecil Taylor – but he also has a commitment to tunefulness and inherent structure that's also quite different – almost in a way that could make Riley a sort of more avant Keith Jarrett, when Jarrett's in his solo improvising mode – but with sounds, textures, and colors that go far beyond any sort of simplistic label. This package features some of the most beautiful work we've heard from Riley in one place – almost all of it previously unreleased, save for some 80s tracks that only ever saw issue on cassette – and the 5CD package features six titles recorded in Paris in 1976, three recorded in Hungary in 1980, thirteen more recorded in the Porcupine Studios in London – in 1983, 1985, and 1987 – and three different variations on "Mutability" – each around the space of an hour, recorded in 2014, 2015, and 2016. CD
 
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Joe Gibbs & The ProfessionalsNo Bones For The Dogs – Dubs From The Mighty Two 1974-1979 ... LP
Pressure Sounds (UK), Mid/Late 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $23.99 24.99
We've always loved Joe Gibb's productions, especially his dubs, with Erroll Thompson piloting the mixing desk, and have been waiting for one of the great revive labels to put together a set. At last, Pressure Sounds steps up to the plate, and delivers the goods with this mighty set of fat, thick grooves. Eighteen tracks in all: "I Stand Accused" (version of Easy Take It Easy), "I Am Not Ashamed Version", "Six Foot Six" (version of Burial), "Su Su Version", "Burning Version" (version of Burn Babylon), "Roots Kunte Kinte" (version of Hypocrites), "Give It To Jah" (Heart & Soul Version), "The Road Is Rough" (version of Time Will Tell), "No Mans Land" (version to Up Park Camp), "War" (Medley Studio One Version), "No Bones For The Dogs" (version to Why Birds Follow Spring), "War Is Over" (version to Tribal War), "Jah Jah See Them A Come Version", "Babylon Bridge (12" version)" , "Fulfilment/Prophesy Reveal" (version to 2 Sevens Clash), "Earthquake" , "Financial Business" (Commercial Business version to Love Is Not A Gamble) and "Alan, Hit By A Larry" (version to Cool Out Son). LP, Vinyl record album
(An excellent companion to the Joe Gibbs set on Soul Jazz!)

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✨✧ DionKickin Child/Too Much Monkey Business ... 7-inch
Columbia/Norton, 1965. New Copy (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Dion's looking pretty radical on the cover of this single – and he's sounding pretty radical, too – picking up an electrified folk rock vibe that's almost a bit like the turn that Bob Dylan was also taking in 1965! The change is no surprise, given that Dylan and Dion were both labelmates and acquaintances – but Dion's also very much his own man, and really finding his own voice on "Kickin Child", a song that should have been huge, had it gotten the proper treatment in 1965. "Too Much Monkey Business" is the Chuck Berry tune – but Dion does a wonderful job of Dylanizing it here – and the cut is only available on this single, not the full Kickin Child album. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Ted DanielLoft Years ... CD
Ujamaa, 1975. New Copy ... $13.99
Unreleased live material from trumpeter Ted Daniel – a hell of a talent on the New York scene of the 70s, but one who hardly ever got as much recorded exposure as some of his contemporaries! Ted's got this fantastic way of blowing – bold and free, but with a sense of structure too – almost more inheriting a legacy of 60s experimentalists like Ted Curson, or the later Lee Morgan – than graced with the style of some of his contemporaries on the loft jazz scene. This album definitely has Daniel at the top of his game – shaping sound with boundless imagination and energy – lots of strength, but also lots of focus – never too free for free's sake, and always strongly influenced by the pulse of group members Richard Pierce on bass and Tatsuya Nakamura on drums. In fact, the mix of bass, drums, and trumpet almost evokes some of the Sonny Rollins trio material – especially of the more outside variety – and Daniel also plays a bit of flugelhorn and French hunting horn too. Titles include "OC", "The Moor", "Jiblet", and "Congeniality". (And in case you're wondering, the material here is of similar vintage to that on the No Business album from Ted – but different recordings.) CD
(Disc is a CDr, packaged in a proper digipack sleeve.)

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Evans PyramidEvans Pyramid (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Cultures Of Soul, Late 70s. New Copy ... $5.99
Rare grooves from Evans Pyramid – a sweet set of cosmic disco from the end of the 70s – recorded with a lean, almost spiritual vibe – quite similar to some of the great tracks reissued in the Soul Cal series! There's a definite ear for the dancefloor here – lots of upbeat rhythms, touched with sweet keyboards riffs, and layered with vocals that are almost an afterthought – yet have their own sort of message at the right moment. The group's the brainchild of Andre Evans, an artist whose huge legacy of music business work includes stints with Dyke & The Blazers, Little Anthony & The Imperials, and Tribe – as well as a host of key album sessions as well – but the sound is unlike any of those references, and has this great stripped-down late 70s club vibe throughout. The rare album is offered here with unreleased bonus tracks – and titles include "Rubber Band", "Never Gonna Leave You", "Dip Drop", "No I Won't", "Soul Petrol", "I Got A Rush For You", "Dance A Thon", and "Sugar Stop". CD

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Kim FowleyLord Of Garbage (paperback) ... Book
Norton/Kicks, 2012. New Copy ... $12.99 13.95
Kim Fowley, an author? Stranger things have happened – and given Fowley's penchant for putting his finger in just about every pie that came within reach, the whole thing's no surprise at all! The book is a stunning account of Fowley's important years in the music business – working in the sometimes lowest reaches of the LA scene, yet sometimes hitting the highest heights too – all told in really interesting detail, with a pacing that's completely unique! At lots of points, it kind of feels like Kim's telling you the story of his life over a few dozen drinks at the bar – with all the tangents you might expect – but at other times, there's this lucidity that's right in line with the Fowley genius in the studio – that way of being and going crazy while still holding all your cool – summed up perfectly in these few lines near the end of the book: "Well this is my version of what happened to me. I don't know if it really happened or not, but I think it did. I'm holding back a lot of stuff because it's too overwhelming in its darkness and it would be a sad read." Book

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Dizzy GillespieBirk's Works – Verve Big Band Sessions ... CD
Verve, 1956/1957. Used 2 CDs ... $6.99
Seminal work from Dizzy – showing that he was a genius in any form of jazz! In the mid 50s, Diz had one of the hippest big bands going – filled with great young players that included Lee Morgan, Joe Gordon, Melba Liston, Benny Golson, Billy Mitchell, and Walter Davis Jr. The work he crafted here was partly an extension of his earlier bop sides, but also a demonstration of his desire to express himself in more expansive forms – kind of a hint of the direction he'd take in the 60s, with his work in Latin, soundtrack, and funk styles. The set combines tracks from 3 different Verve albums – and it also packages the material with a number of previously unissued tracks, and some great liner notes that do a wonderful job of summing up the spirit of the work. Arrangements are by AK Salim, Quincy Jones, Tadd Dameron, and Dizzy himself – and tracks include "Jordu", "Tin Tin Deo", "Groovin For Nat", "Dizzy's Business", "Jessica's Day", "Doodlin", "Yo No Quiero Bailar", "Birk's Works", "Tangorine", "Umbrella Man", and "Mayflower Rock". 42 tracks in all! CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Birks' Works ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ Junior ParkerWay Back Home – Groove Merchant Years ... CD
Groove Merchant/Connoisseur Collection (UK), Early 70s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
One of the best chapters in the career of bluesman Junior Parker – recordings he made for the funky jazz label Groove Merchant as one of the few vocalists on the imprint – working in a groove that was often a lot hipper than his earlier work! The style here is still heavily blues, but often with a bit of jazz in the mix as well – no doubt picked up from his labelmates, and cast here in a bad-stepping style that was keenly conscious of changes in soul music at the start of the 70s. CD features a whopping 23 tracks from these years – including "Man Or Mouse", "Pretty Baby", "I Need Love So Bad", "A Losing Battle", "That's Alright", "Drowning On Dry Land", "Oh Darling", "Workin", "Ain't That A Shame", "Look On Yonders Wall", "Five Long Years", "The Outside Man", "Blue Shadows Falling", "Love Ain't Nothing But A Business Goin On", "Lady Madonna", and "You Know I Love You". CD
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Marlena ShawGo Away Little Boy – The Sass & Soul Of Marlena Shaw ... CD
Columbia, 1970s. Used ... $5.99
A sweet set of sophisticated soul from the always-great Marlena Shaw! After cutting some jazzier sides at Cadet in the late 60s, and some super mellow fusion ones at Blue Note in the early 70s, Marlena moved to big fame at Columbia during the mid 70s – working in a righteous smooth soul approach that skated the line between warm romantic ballads and righteous statements of female pride and power. The ultimate example of this is her fantastic remake of "Go Away Little Boy", merged here with the tune "Yu Ma", into a 7 minute track that has a sublime monologue in the middle – one in which Marlena accuses her man of hiding behind his heritage to not get down to business at a day to day level! Other tracks show Marlena as one of the most expressive, most together women in soul during the 70s – and this 14 track package is a perfect introduction to her work at Columbia! Titles include "Sweet Beginnings", "Walk Softly", "No One Yet", "Love Dancin", "Pictures & Memories", "Touch Me In The Morning", "I Wonder", "Moonrise", "I Think I'll Tell Him", and "Rhythm Of Love". CD
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✨✧ VariousKing Funk ... CD
King/BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $10.99 18.99
Rare funk from one of the greatest labels in the business! King Records is known to many for its classic work with singers like James Brown, Hank Ballard, and Wynonie Harris – but during the later years of the label, they also pressed up a great amount of excellent funky 45s, including many that are some of the rarest you'll ever try to find. This 24 track set is the first to really try to document King's rich funk legacy – and it's got some amazing tracks that blend together raw southern soul, hard northern rhythms, and sweet James Brown-produced grooves. Any one of these tunes would set you back at least $50 on a single – not just because they're rare, but because they're some of the best funk cuts ever recorded. Titles include "Mr Tuff Stuff" by Toby King, "Gold Walk" by The Presidents, "Butter Your Popcorn" by Hank Ballard, "Your Thing Ain't No Good Without My Thing" by Marie Queenie Lyons, "Down Home Girl" by The Coasters, "Don't Get Funky" by Gloria Walker, "Funky Lady (parts 1 & 2)" by Soul East, "From The Back Side (parts 1 & 2)" by The Sons Of Funk, "Camelot Time" by J Hines & The Fellows, and "Papa's Got The Wagon" by Gloria Walker. CD
Also available King Funk ... LP 16.99

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VariousKing Funk ... LP
BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2 LPs ... $16.99 22.99
Rare funk from one of the greatest labels in the business! King Records is known to many for its classic work with singers like James Brown, Hank Ballard, and Wynonie Harris – but during the later years of the label, they also pressed up a great amount of excellent funky 45s, including many that are some of the rarest you'll ever try to find. This 24 track set is the first to really try to document King's rich funk legacy – and it's got some amazing tracks that blend together raw southern soul, hard northern rhythms, and sweet James Brown-produced grooves. Any one of these tunes would set you back at least $50 on a single – not just because they're rare, but because they're some of the best funk cuts ever recorded. Titles include "Mr Tuff Stuff" by Toby King, "Gold Walk" by The Presidents, "Butter Your Popcorn" by Hank Ballard, "Your Thing Ain't No Good Without My Thing" by Marie Queenie Lyons, "Down Home Girl" by The Coasters, "Don't Get Funky" by Gloria Walker, "Funky Lady (parts 1 & 2)" by Soul East, "From The Back Side (parts 1 & 2)" by The Sons Of Funk, "Camelot Time" by J Hines & The Fellows, and "Papa's Got The Wagon" by Gloria Walker. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available King Funk ... CD 10.99

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VariousRock & Roll Music – The Songs Of Chuck Berry ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s/1960s/1970s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Chuck Berry may have been a hell of a hitmaker on his own – but he also helped lots of other folks hit the heights, too – thanks to the fantastic songs he penned over the years! Berry's original versions are the stuff of early rock and roll gold – but the tunes here take off in all sorts of directions – from rockabilly to country, garage, psych, soul, and even a bit of folk as well – served up by a surprisingly large amount of artists you might not never associate with Chuck's music! The package is definitely one of the most striking in the "songwriter" series from Ace Records – and like the others, it's done with a similar sort of depth – including notes on all the many unusual records included in the collection. Titles include "Roll Over Beethoven" by Helen Dixon, "Around & Around" by Swinging Blue Jeans, "Nadine" by The Bunch, "I'm Talking About You" by The Remains, "Oh Baby Doll" by The Pretty Things, "Come On" by Ian Gomm, "Memphis" by Don Covay, "You Never Can Tell" by John Prine, "The Promised Land" by Dave Edmunds, "Beautiful Delilah" by The Count Bishops, "Back In The USA" by MC5, "You Can't Catch Me" by Sleepy LaBeef, "Sweet Little Sixteen" by The Hollies, "Almost Grown" by Syndicate Of Sound, "Too Much Monkey Business" by Elvis Presley, and "No Money Down" by John Hammond. CD

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✨✧ Mississippi John Hurt1928 Sessions (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Yazoo, 1928. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Vintage work from Mississippi John Hurt, but somehow amazingly clear and crisp in this classic LP presentation! The tunes are wonderfully earthy – just vocals and guitar from Hurt, in a style that's definitely blues, but which has some surprisingly jazzy inflections at times – at least from the perspective of older-style jazz. Titles include "Candy Man Blues", "Spike Driver Blues", "Big Leg Blues", "Ain't No Tellin", "Frankie", "Nobody's Dirty Business", and "Louis Collins". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousPrivate Wax – Super Rare Boogie & Disco ... LP
BBE (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
The title's no lie – as the set's filled with super rare boogie and disco – yet the music here isn't just obscure, it's also totally great – really wonderful sounds from the farther reaches of the American club underground! The grooves here are fantastic – and many numbers are more in an uptempo soul mode than just a standard disco style – served up with warm instrumentation, soulful vocals, and lots of inventive touches in the arrangements that really keep things interesting! The collection brings together rare 12" singles and unusual records from the US and overseas – and titles include "This Party's Just For You (12" version)" by Special Touch, "There's No End To Our Love" by Leprechaun, "Never Leave Me & I'll Never Leave You" by Philadelphia Brite, "What'Em Doing Is My Business" by Gregory Jolly, "Party Track (12" mix)" by Mr Fox, "Music Freak (12" mix)" by Contagious, "Dance" by Ashanti, "Sweet Maryline" by Christian Gaubert, "When I Come Knocking" by Poncho C Saint Fingers, "Doin It Cause It Feels Good" by Chuck Strong, "Disco Spells Love" by Pure Love, and "Freex (7" mix)" by Aura. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Smoove & TurrellCrown Posada ... CD
Jalapeno (UK), 2016. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Smoove & Turrell might have kind of a hokey look on the cover, but they get right down to business on this funky little record – hitting a tight groove that's heavy on influence from both soul and AOR styles from the 70s and early 80s! The music's mostly upbeat and filled with riffing guitar lines and percussion bits – produced with a tightness to match the groove, but a sound that's never too overdone, either – and with plenty of individual elements that show that these guys aren't just slavishly copying their influences, but instead building something great and new of their own. Titles include "50 Days Of Winter", "Crown Posada", "Glass", "Slave To The Blues", "New Jerusalem", "Fight On", "Glue Bag Flags", "No Point In Trying", and "You Could Have Been A Lady". CD
 
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✨✧ Diana RossLady Sings The Blues ... CD
Motown, 1972. Used ... $1.99
On the one hand, our jazz snob side wonders why Diana Ross would be picked to star as Billie Holiday, but on the other, it makes perfect sense, as this soundtrack to the film was made during the early 70s, when she was at the top of her career, and one of the highest profile female soul singers. And she acquits herself quite well, with a solid performance that's more than respectable, helped along the way by sympathetic orchestral arrangements from Benny Golson and Oliver Nelson. While we may not turn to this recording over any of Billie's originals, it's a pretty remarkable turning point for Diana, establishing her "diva" status and helping to launch her solo career to new heights. 35 numbers in all, though many of them are dialogue or musical bits lifted from the film. Includes "All Of Me", "the Man I Love", "Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do", "Fine & Mellow", "You've Changed", "My Man", "Strange Fruit" and "God Bless The Child". CD

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VariousSand & Steel – The Classic Sound Of Jamaican Steel Drums ... CD
Trojan (UK), 1950s/1960s/1970s. Used 2CD ... $12.99
We're guessing you're pretty excited about the prospect of percussive reggae and Jamaican R&B played out on rippling waves of steel drums, but this Caribbean steel drum bonanza isn't exactly going to satisfy your funky reggae steel drum jones. More in the vein of some of the ethnographic documents, this set showcases Jamaicans rocking the steel pans in a more traditional style. The first disc features six tracks each from the Steel Band Of The University Of The West Indies, the West India Regiment Steel Band, the Hell's Gate Steel Band and the Wirl All Star Steel Band, while disc 2 features a dozen numbers by the Rising Sun Steel Band and ten by the BWIA Sunset Steel Band. Includes "Mambo Negro", "Tropical Merengue", "Zambei", "Yellow Bird", "Perfidia", "Mitti Magita", "Blowing In The Wind", "Big Bamboo", "Island In The Sun", "Enjoy Yourself", "I Must Be Dreaming", "Nobody's Business", "Theme From Love Story", "To Sir With Love", "Let It Be" and more. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousSoul Spectrum Vol 2 – Compiled By Keb Darge ... CD
BBE (UK), 1999. Used ... $18.99
20 beautiful tracks of rare soul! The great Brit DJ Keb Darge put together this one – and if you've gotten his fantastic funk sets, you know that he knows his business! The set is filled with some incredible rare soul sides – all pulled from very rare sources, mostly on 45s – and we can guarantee that you won't have most of these, either on the original or on other compilations! The vibe is mellow and soulful, with a groove that's quite different from Keb's funk compilations – but every bit as excellent. Titles include "You've Got Me Hung Up" by King Tutt, "Loveland" by SPB, "Paradise" by Jewel, "Put Everything In Place" by Infinity, "Right On For The Darkness" by Willie Wright, "Baby, I Love You" by Vise, "As I Sit Here" by The Whispers, "Job Opening (part 1)" by the Del-Larks, and "Doin It Our Way" by Broomfield Corporate Jam. Great stuff, and the usual high level of quality from BBE! CD
(Out of print. Includes original slipcase.)

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✨✧ MJT+3Walter Perkins' MJT+3/Make Everybody Happy ... CD
Vee Jay (Spain), 1959/1960. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
2 more of the lost albums by Chicago's supreme soul jazz hardbop group from the late 50's/early 60's! The MJT grooves like nobody's business, thanks to a core rhythm group that includes Harold Mabern on piano, Walter Perkins on drums, and Bob Cranshaw on bass. Add to the mix a young Frank Strozier on alto, fresh from Memphis (he made the trip to Chi-town with buddy Harold Mabern), and the smoking trumpet of Willie Thomas, and you've got one of the tightest combos to never make it in the big time. Who cares, though, because these albums are both gems, and they groove along mightily from top to bottom. Strozier and Mabern are fantastic, and they bring a unique soul jazz approach from their native Memphis into play with the firey Chicago rhythm of Cranshaw and Perkins. Great stuff, great remastering, and a dozen tracks in all! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Diana RossLady Sings The Blues ... LP
Motown, 1972. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
On the one hand, our jazz snob side wonders why Diana Ross would be picked to star as Billie Holiday, but on the other, it makes perfect sense, as this soundtrack to the film was made during the early 70s, when she was at the top of her career, and one of the highest profile female soul singers. And she acquits herself quite well, with a solid performance that's more than respectable, helped along the way by sympathetic orchestral arrangements from Benny Golson and Oliver Nelson. While we may not turn to this recording over any of Billie's originals, it's a pretty remarkable turning point for Diana, establishing her "diva" status and helping to launch her solo career to new heights. 34 numbers in all, though many of them are dialogue or musical bits lifted from the film. Includes "All Of Me", "the Man I Love", "Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do", "Fine & Mellow", "You've Changed", "My Man", "Strange Fruit" and "God Bless The Child". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the booklet. Cover has a bit of marker on front.)
Also available Lady Sings The Blues ... CD 1.99

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✨✧ VariousJazz Extract Of Saravah – Selected By Hiroko Otsuka ... CD
Saravah (Japan), Late 60s/Early 70s/Late 90s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great look at the jazz-based legacy of Saravah Records – that ultra-cool French label from the early 70s that gave us some excellent albums by Steve Lacy and The Art Ensemble Of Chicago! Yet this collection goes way past those classics, to unlock jazz currents from Saravah in different corners of the label's rich output – both material from its early years, and the moment of its revival at the end of the last century – and always carried along with that criss-crossing of global cultural currents that made the Parisian record company so unique! Most of the material here isn't straight jazz – but is instead blended with elements of African or South American rhythms, or given some French poetic setting, or turned towards some of the experimental modes of label artists like Areski or Brigitte Fontaine. The set features 21 tracks in all – many we might have missed otherwise – and titles include "Monsieur Chimpanze" by Michel Roques, "Improvisation Lettriste Pour Danser" by Maurice Lemaitre & Areski, "Ain't Nobody's Business But My Own" by Chic Streetman, "Bulerias Hermanos" by Armadillo, "Tiens J'Ai Dit Tiens" by Jacques Higelin, "Le Denicheur" by Mahjun, "Maria Candida" by Mas Trio, "Accordeon" by Daniel Mille & Pierre Barouh, "Guantanamera" by Leo Brouwer, "Bye Bye Belleville" by Quartet Elan, and "Philly" by the all-piano quartet of Georges Arvanitas, Michel Graillier, Rene Urtreger, and Maurice Vander. CD

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Sugar MinottDancehall Business ... CD
Heartbeat, Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Cannonball AdderleyDizzy's Business – Live Concert Recordings (The Japanese Concerts/The Sextet) ... CD
Milestone, 1962/1963. Used ... $7.99
Rare work by Cannonball Adderley – recorded in the early 60s, but not issued until after his death! The album features live material – recorded in Tokyo and San Francisco – performed by Cannon's amazing sextet that includes Joe Zawinul on piano, Yusef Lateef on reeds, Nat Adderley on cornet, and the rhythm section of Sam Jones in bass and Louis Hayes on drums. Tracks are all long and grooving – with a sublime mix of the earlier soul jazz that Adderley forge in the late 50s, with some of the more exotic traces that were coming into the group through the work of Lateef. Titles include "New Delhi", "Peter & The Goats", "This Here", "Jive Samba", "Primitivo", "Autumn Leaves", "Dizzy's Business", and "Never Say Yes". CD
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Bruno ZambriniScuola Di Ladri (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1986. New Copy ... $11.99
A a nice mid 80s Italian comedy soundtrack Bruno Zambini – his work from 1986's Scuola Di Ladri – with 80s style keys and period European dancefloor soul influences in the mix – not as much on the goofy side as we remembered, and lots of fun! There's some definite traces of electric Euro disco in the grooves, paired with kind of a caper comedy/comic romance vibe. There might even be some influences of Tangerine Dream's Risky Business soundtrack here, albeit less moody, with a lighter, more comic feel. The original soundtrack features 13 sequences of the title theme – and this great CD version has 8 additional bonus tracks. 26 tracks in all! CD

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✨✧ Cannonball AdderleyCannonball Adderley Sextet In New York ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Rock-solid live material from the classic Cannonball Adderley Sextet – a combo who could usually groove even better on a concert date then they could in the studio! The album's one of a number of key live sides from Cannon in the 60s – and although it pre-dates his work on Capitol, it's done in a similar spacious mode – with plenty of longish tracks that build upon the core groove set down by Joe Zawinul's piano, Sam Jones' bass, and Louis Hayes' drums – a perfect backdrop for the creative and complicated solos of Cannon on alto, Nat Adderley on cornet, and Yusef Lateef on tenor, flute, and oboe! The date was recorded live at the Village Vanguard in 1962 – and titles include "Gemini", "Planet Earth", "Dizzy's Business", "Syn-anthesia", "Scotch & Water", and "Cannon's Theme". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Cannonball Adderley Sextet In New York ... LP 14.99

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✨✧ Five KeysWisdom Of A Fool/Now Don't That Prove I Love You ... 7-inch
Capitol, Mid 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic Capitol doo wop, from one of the best groups in the business. "Wisdom Of A Fool" was one of their best tracks, and it's pressed up here on an original purple label single. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Purple label pressing.)

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✨✧ Super Lover Cee & Casanova RudDo The James (voc, dub, inst, dope inst) (Polydor) ... 12-inch
Polydor, 1987. Used ... Out Of Stock
Super Lover Cee & Casanova's one and only single on Polydor, recorded not long after the classic "Super Casanova" single. Their tribute to the hardest working man in show business, using loads of JB samples, about a new dance called the "James Brown". Mix and arangement by Paul C. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a Polygram sleeve.)

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✨✧ Bobby DarinAnother Song On My Mind – The Motown Years (Bobby Darin/Darin 1936 to 1973/bonus tracks) ... CD
Motown/Real Gone, Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Bobby Darin on Motown? Stranger things have certainly happened in the music business – and the famous soul label provided a surprisingly welcome home for Darin in the last few years of his life – continuing his late 60s trend of trying out a whole bunch of new styles in his music! First on the CD is the album Bobby Darin – a real lost chapter in his career. Bobby's kind of moving past the self-pity of his folksy years of the late 60s – stepping more strongly with a set of arrangements by Jimmy Haskell and Michael O'Martin, almost soul-like in quality, with an earthy touch to his vocals. Bobby always knew he would die an early death, and within a year of this one, he would pass away, almost quietly, and although it's a bit of a stretch to think that you can hear that in his voice, there's definitely something odd about the record. Tracks include "Sail Away", "I've Already Stayed Too Long", "Shipmates In Cheyenne", "Let It Be Me", and "My First Night Alone Without You". Darin 1936 to 1973 is Bobby D's last LP – issued after his untimely early death, and a real return to classic form – a set that was recorded live in Vegas, and also features a few cuts for the Lady Sings The Blues soundtrack! Darin works with arrangements from Charles Fox, Bill Holman, and Jimmy Haskell – and titles include "Wonderin Where It's Gonna End", "Blue Monday", "Another Song On My Mind", "The Letter", "Don't Think Twice It's All Right", and "Mack The Knife". 2CD set features lots of bonus tracks – 20 of these titles have never been on CD – 18 more titles from Motown singles at the same time! CD

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Cannonball AdderleyCannonball Adderley Sextet In New York ... LP
Riverside, 1962. Very Good ... $14.99
Rock-solid live material from the classic Cannonball Adderley Sextet – a combo who could usually groove even better on a concert date then they could in the studio! The album's one of a number of key live sides from Cannon in the 60s – and although it pre-dates his work on Capitol, it's done in a similar spacious mode – with plenty of longish tracks that build upon the core groove set down by Joe Zawinul's piano, Sam Jones' bass, and Louis Hayes' drums – a perfect backdrop for the creative and complicated solos of Cannon on alto, Nat Adderley on cornet, and Yusef Lateef on tenor, flute, and oboe! The date was recorded live at the Village Vanguard in 1962 – and titles include "Gemini", "Planet Earth", "Dizzy's Business", "Syn-anthesia", "Scotch & Water", and "Cannon's Theme". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Bill Grauer Productions pressing.)

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✨✧ VariousSuper Duper Love – Mainstream Hits & Rarities – 1973 to 1976 ... CD
Mainstream/Kent (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Killer cuts from one of the coolest indie labels on the east coast scene in the 70s – Mainstream Records, an imprint that may be best-remembered for its righteous jazz albums of the time – but a company who also cut a heck of a lot of stellar soul on funky 45s! This collection does a great job of looking at this under-circulated side of Mainstream – music that hasn't hit the reissue market as much as some of their albums – and singles that maybe never made it past the Mississippi at the time, even though the quality of work is totally wonderful! There's a few of Mainstream's bigger soul tracks here – some of the few they got on radio play at the time – but there's lots more work that's even more obscure, and which really opens up our understanding of the label. Much of the work has a warm pre-disco sort of groove – strong group soul, excellent female singers, and a number of great funk cuts – all served up here in a set of 24 tracks with complete notes and excellent sound. Titles include "Seven Day Lover" by Raymond Smith, "Whatever's Your Sign (You Got To Be Mine) (part 1)" by Prophecy, "I Need Someone" by Linda Perry, "Soul Makossa" by Afrique, "Success Don't Come Easy" by The Steptones, "I Can See Him Loving You" by Trieste, "Business Deal" by Doris Duke, "Let The Music Play" by JG Lewis, "I Need You Back Home" by Sandra Phillips, "King Kong" by The Electric Ladies, "Just In The Nick Of Time" by Chocolate Syrup, "Then I Reach Satisfaction" by The Eleventh Commandment, "Tonight Let The Other Woman Cry Some" by Ellerine Harding, "Super Duper Lover (parts 1 & 2)" by Sugar Billy, and "Friendly Neighborhood Freak (part 1)" by Calvin Arnold. CD

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Tom BrowneBrother Brother – The GRP/Arista Collection ... CD
GRP/Soulmusic.com (UK), Late 70s/1980s. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99
Soaring sounds from trumpeter Tom Browne – a younger player who really took the torch, and opened up a new path forward from early 70s electric funk experiments by artists like Donald Byrd and Freddie Hubbard! With work on this set, Browne is clearly the heir apparent to the CTI sound of Hubbard, or the Larry Mizell work at Blue Note by Byrd – and finds a perfect space between jazz and soul throughout – using his horn on grooves that start out in familiar jazz funk and fusion modes, then move into some great 80s groove and old school styles too. 2CD set features 29 tracks in all – including a few mixes from singles – and titles include "Magic (12" mix)", "Throw Down", "Funkin For Jamaica", "I Never Was A Cowboy", "Brother Brother", "Her Silent Smile", "Cruisin", "Rockin Radio", "Mr Business", "Brighter Tomorrow", "Charisma", "Bye Gones (ext rmx)", "Can't Give It Away", "My Latin Sky", "A Message", "Hit Man", "Secret Fantasy (ext)", "Fungi Mama/Bebopafunkadiscolypso", "Midnight Interlude", "Angeline", and "Tighs High". CD

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✨✧ Nathan DavisSuite For Martin Luther King ... LP
Tomorrow International, 1977. Very Good+ ... $69.99
A soulful and ambitious session from saxophonist Nathan Davis – a funky little gem that's got a lot more to offer than just a simple tribute to Dr King! Nathan penned the set in a mode that's expanded from most of his other albums – using larger horns and electric instrumentation to give the record a groove that's almost like funky 70s soundtrack work, but which is also offset by some shorter, more introspective tracks that feature spoken narration about King and his legacy – read by Donald M Henderson, and done in an extremely poetic way. The session's as righteous as it is grooving – and showcases a side of Davis' talents we never even knew he had – a rich larger musical vision, handled perfectly throughout! Nathan plays a range of reed instruments on the album, and Frank Cunimondo plays some sweet electric piano on the record – and singer Brenda Joyce provides lyrics on a few numbers as well. Titles include "Funk A Dilly Molly", "MLK", "Atlanta Walk", "Mean Business", "Latin Happ'n", and "New Dues". LP, Vinyl record album

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Millie JacksonIt Hurts So Good ... LP
Spring, 1973. Very Good ... $39.99
An excellent early album from Millie Jackson – recorded in a southern soul style in New York and Muscle Shoals, but a lot hipper than most of the rest of the female soul that was coming out of the south at the time. For one thing, Millie was a bad mamma singer – rapping hard and frankly about the way things is (or were). For another, Millie's not necessarily as great in the sweet department as some of her contemporaries – so she sticks to the harder material, except for a few tear jerking ballads, and adds in a lot of humor and touches of the fierce sarcasm that would soon become her calling card in the soul business. Gary Byrd penned the leadoff cut "I Cry", and the other tracks include "Two Faced World", "Hypocrisy", "Good To The Very Last Drop", "Help Yourself", and "Now That You Got It". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Syl JohnsonDresses Too Short ... LP
Twinight/Numero, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 18.99
The funkiest album that Syl Johnson ever recorded – filled with short, tight cuts that play more like a stack of funky 45s than the standard soul album of the time! The record draws from the great run of singles that Syl cut for Twinight Records at the end of the 60s – some of the hardest soul coming out of Chicago at the time, with a gritty feel that's right up there with some of James Brown's best late 60s work – or even better, some of the other obscure acts working in the American underground at the time. A few tunes are familiar from their popularity as classic 45s – but the album's got lots more wonderful numbers that are lesser-known – and all of them are great! Titles include the classic Syl Johnson sample cut "Different Strokes" – plus "Dresses Too Short", "I Can Take Care of Business", "Soul Drippin", "Sorry Bout Dat", "Same Kind Of Thing", and "Come On Sock It To Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful reissue – with great vinyl, and a very heavy cover!)

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✨✧ Quincy JonesCinema Of Quincy Jones ... LP
Universal (France), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $14.99
A much-needed look at an overlooked side of the genius of Quincy Jones – not his jazz work, not his productions for famous soul artists, but instead his huge legacy of soundtrack material – a part of Q's career that really took off in the 60s! By the time he started working in films, Jones had already had a decade under his belt as one of the hippest arrangers, leaders, and composers in jazz – and the film business really respected those talents, and allowed Quincy to bring some really fresh styles into play – modes that really opened up the vibe of American cinema, and also paved the way for the funky styles of the 70s! As that decade approached, Jones left behind the cinema to take on some more higher-profile records of his own – but all the charms of those great albums can be found here at their roots – in this stunning collection of soundtrack material. This LP package features some of the best tracks from the CD box set – 11 numbers that include "Ironside", "Threadbare", "Deadly Affair", "Pawnbroker", "Roack Em Up", "They Call Me Mister Tibbs", "Slum Creeper", "Main Squeeze", "Rap Run It On Down", "The Anderson Tapes", and "Getta Bloomin Move On". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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