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✨✧ EpitaphOutside The Law ... LP
Billingsgate, 1974. Very Good Gatefold ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Little Anthony & The ImperialsI'm On The Outside (Looking In) ... LP
DCP/Veep, 1966. Very Good ... $8.99
One of the nice albums that Little Anthony recorded after moving to Veep during the mid 60's. By this point, the group was recording a little bit more pop stuff than they used to on their old records, but their harmonies were still great, and they were also cutting a lot of other great original tracks that were written for them by Teddy Randazzo, who also produced and arranged. Cuts include "I'm On the Outside (Looking In)", "Please Go", "Our Song", and a remake of their classic "Tears On My Pillow". LP, Vinyl record album
(DCP pressing – nice and clean.)

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WarmthOutside ... LP
Cooper House, 1975. Very Good+ ... $33.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Chico FreemanOutside Within ... LP
India Navigation, 1981. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great, expansive quartet side from Chico Freeman, where he's supported by John Hicks, Cecil McBee and Jack DeJohnette. Freeman's playing and writing has always fused his journeyman years with the AACM with the soulful, full-toned south side approach of his father, Von Freeman, and a very post-Coltrane spirituality, and he really stretches out nicely on this set. The first side of the album is nice lengthy number, "Undercurrent" and the second side has 3 more succinct numbers, "The Search", "Luna" and "Ascent". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a lightly bent corner.)

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✨✧ Jimmy McGriffOutside Looking In ... LP
LC, 1978. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Jimmy hits a bit of a CTI groove here – working with larger backings from Brad Baker, but still in a style that's got a heck of a lot of soul, despite the smoothness! There's plenty of great space for solo work on the set, and Jimmy Ponder is especially nice in the format – hitting some warmly chromatic solos that still have plenty of invention too – and which sound very sweet alongside Jimmy's work on organ and keyboards. Other soloists include Hank Crawford and Eddie Daniels, and titles include the funky moogy classic "Tapioca", plus "Outside Looking In", "Dust Pan", "Walkin Willie", "Midnight Boogie", and "Playland". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ BodeansOutside Looking In ... LP
Slash, 1987. Used ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Tangerine ZooOutside Looking In (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Mainstream, Late 60s. Used (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Rare late 60s grooves from Boston area psych rockers Tangerine Zoo – a worthy follow up to their self-titled set! It's another fairly heavy groover from the psychedelic landscape. Titles include "Birth", "Like People", "Confusion", "Farther Down The Road", "Can't See You", "Young Dream" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Stanley ClarkeHideaway ... LP
Epic, 1986. Near Mint- ... $2.99
Hideaway makes a move towards more delicate synth soul for Clarke – who assembles an impressive guest list that includes Stanley Jordan, Herbie Hancock and Stewart Copeland. Titles include a cover of Stevie Wonder's "Overjoyed", plus "My Love, Her Inspiration", "Where Do We Go", "Old Friends" and "When It's Cold Outside". LP, Vinyl record album

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Blossom DearieNeedlepoint Magic – Blossom Dearie Vol V ... LP
Daffodil, 1979. Near Mint- ... $16.99
A live little set from Blossom Dearie – one recorded in Reno at the end of the 70s, with mostly Blossom on piano and vocals, plus a bit of bass from Bill Takas and some guest duet vocals from Bob Dorough! The album really captures the charm and grace of Blossom in her later live years – a mode that's relaxed, but confident – able to come across with new wisdom on the sadder, mellower tunes – and possibly even more wit on the more upbeat numbers! Dorough's presence is especially great, and his hipster voice only adds more electricity to the record – and titles here include "I'm Shadowing You", "Baby It's Cold Outside", "I'm Hip", "When The World Was Young", "Sweet Surprise", "Ballad Of The Shape Of Things", "Lush Life", and "Two Sleepy People". LP, Vinyl record album

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Carolyn FranklinChain Reaction ... LP
RCA, 1970. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Proud and loud female soul from Carolyn Franklin – a singer who's every bit as great as her famous sisters Aretha and Erma – heard here on her second outing for RCA! The album's got a bit more sophistication than the first – a style that's still drenched in Franklin's deep soul roots, but which pushes some wider song styles into the mix – at a level that helps Carolyn keep from being a cliched copy of Aretha. Arrangements are by Sonny Sanders, Wade Marcus, and Bert DeCoteux – and Carolyn's vocals are backed by The Sounds of Soul on a number of cuts – a trio of female singers, but one that's a lot harder-hitting than the Sweet Inspirations over at Atlantic. Titles include "Not On The Outside", "Shattered Pride", "You Really Didn't Mean It", "Right On!", "I Ain't Gonna Love Nobody Else", and "Chain Reaction". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, a promo imprint, and radio station stamps on back.)

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Gang Of FourSolid Gold ... LP
Warner, 1981. Near Mint- ... $29.99
A stunning second set from the mighty Gang Of Four – and a record that's got all the power and politics of their famous Entertainment debut! The set's got some wonderfully heavy basslines amidst the scratchy guitar that makes the group so great – but nothing's too polished, certainly not as in their crossover club modes to come – and the call/response vocal style of Andy Gill and Jon King is tremendous – a very fresh way to deliver the message, and one that's still never been matched all these many years later. Titles include "Paralyzed", "What We All Want", "Why Theory", "If I Could Keep It For Myself", "Cheeseburger", "The Republic", "Outside The Trains Don't Run On Time", "In The Ditch", "A Hole In The Wallet", and "He'd Send In The Army". LP, Vinyl record album

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Grodeck Whipperjenny (Dave Matthews)Grodeck Whipperjenny ... LP
People, Early 70s. Near Mint- (reissue)... $7.99
Here's a rare one! Arranger/producer Dave Matthews was to James Brown what David Axelrod was to Cannonball Adderley. Although Matthews didn't work on all of James' records from the early 70s, he did have quite a hand in some of The Godfather's classic funky material – especially the stuff with a heavier fuzzier sound. This rare album on James' People label has Matthews leading a tight little combo of his own, and the sound is a mix of heavy funk and guitar-based grooves. There's some vocals on the album, with a definite rock flair, but the best moments are the instrumental ones – as they have tight funky drums, and some super fuzzy guitar! Heavy cuts include "Put Your Thing On Me", "Inside Or Outside", and "Evidence For The Existence of The Unconscious". An intriguing (and rare) chapter of the James Brown story! LP, Vinyl record album

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Herbie HancockQuartet ... LP
CBS, 1982. Near Mint- 2LP ... $16.99
Acoustic magic from Herbie Hancock – proof that he wasn't only cutting electro records in the 80s! The set's got a fluid, open feel that's a bit like some of the VSOP Quintet work – although the group here is slightly different, with Hancock on acoustic piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Tony Williams on drums – plus a young Wynton Marsalis on trumpet – stepping in where Wayne Shorter and Freddie Hubbard left off. The tracks are somewhat sharp-edged and modern, but never in a way that's too outside – more just a continuation of the VSOP mode, with some of the Marsalis love of darker colors and tones. The double-length set has plenty of room for long solos – and titles include "Well You Needn't", "Round Midnight", "Clear Ways", "A Quick Sketch", "The Eye Of The Hurricane", "Parade", "The Sorcerer", "Pee Wee", and "I Fall In Love Too Easily". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Quartet ... CD 4.99

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✨✧ Millie JacksonFeelin' Bitchy ... LP
Spring, 1977. Very Good+ ... $5.99
Millie Jackson's feelin bitchy – and letting a whole new side of her talents show! After the sweet southern soul sound of her early recordings, the Jackson style takes a sharp shift here – letting a bitchier side show up more strongly, and really setting the tone for the next great chapter of her music! Some of the set still features the older style production work by Brad Shapiro – but that's also pushed out by a smoother more modern soul feel on most of the record – one that has Millie emerging with a lot more pride, presence, and power than ever – all-woman, and all in control! Titles include the 10 minute Latimore cut "All The Way Lover", which has a great monologue that would even make Latimore blush – plus the tracks "A Little Taste Of Outside Love", "Feelin Like A Woman", "Angel In Your Arms", and the great "If You're Not Back In Love By Monday". LP, Vinyl record album

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Mamas & PapasDeliver ... LP
Dunhill, 1967. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Wonderfully dark harmonies from The Mamas & The Papas – one of those amazing late 60s albums from the group that was pop on the outside, but something very else underneath – a wonderful blend of modes that was hardly duplicated this well again! There's a slightly spooky feel to some of the music – even their leadoff cover of "Dedicated To The One I Love", which has an eerie quality that's way different than any previous readings – possibly a hint of the trouble between the group members – although maybe that's reading too much into it! Whatever the case, though – there's a special magic here that goes way beyond any understanding of the group you may have from oldies radio, and the set features some great original compositions by the young John Phillips too. Titles include "Creeque Alley", "Boys & Girls Together", "Look Through My Window", "Sing For Your Supper", "Free Advice", "Did You Ever Want To Cry", and "String Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has a hype sticker.)

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Guido Manusardi/Yosuke Yamashita/Fogarsi Csik TrioJazz Jamboree 77 Vol 1 ... LP
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1977. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Wonderful live work – and a lot more outside than some other volumes! The set features a searing trio track – "Umbrella Dance" – with Yosuke Yamashita on piano and Akira Sakata on alto – plus a side-long track titled "Planetarium", by a quartet with Guido Manusardi on piano and Pier Francesco Guidi on tenor and soprano sax! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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Johnny Miller Grand OrchestraScreen Music Super 1500 – Action Movie Themes 20 ... LP
Seven Seas (Japan), Early 70s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $22.99
That's a great picture of Steve McQueen on the cover – and this cool Japanese album features lots of action tunes – including work from French Connection, Melodie En Sous Sol, Les Grands Shemins, Licensed To Kill, Red Sun, The Getaway, Valachi Papers, Shaft, and even some James Bond films! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes obi. Inside gatefold has some aging, but outside looks great.)

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Sunny Murray's Untouchable FactorApple Cores ... LP
Philly Jazz, 1978. Very Good ... $29.99
One of the hippest, tightest sessions ever recorded by drummer Sunny Murray – a large group set recorded with his Untouchable Factor group – a great ensemble that includes Frank Foster on soprano sax, Oliver Lake and Arthur Blythe on alto saxes, Hamiet Bluiett on baritone, Don Pullen on piano, and Cecil McBee and Fred Hopkins on bass! The sound is somewhat straighter than Murray's free jazz of a few years before – almost in the mode that Foster was exploring with some of his large ensembles of the 70s – a platform for righteous jazz expression, but in a way that's still tied together strongly with a sense of rhythm. Other players on the group include the enigmatic Youseff Yancy on a host of instruments, including theremin – plus the under-recorded Monette Sudler on guitar. Some tracks are a bit more outside than others – and titles include "Past Perfect Tense", "One Down & One Up", "Applebluff", "Apple Cores", and "New York Maze". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a cut corner, a name in marker, and clear tape along the spine & seams.)
Also available
Apple Cores ... LP 11.99
Apple Cores (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 44.99

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Sonny PhillipsMy Black Flower ... LP
Muse, 1976. Sealed ... $6.99
Although Sonny Phillips was one of the funky organ players to record for Prestige during the classic jazz funk years, by the time of this recording, he'd emerged as a more spiritual talent, with a looser, freer approach, and a much more open-ended vibe. This 1976 session is a good example of that – as it moves beyond simple funky jazz, into a realm that shows Phillips picking up a lot of outside influences, and going for a style that was mellower, more laidback, and a bit more cosmic – while still hitting some nice funky moments. The set was recorded by Houston Person, and features Phillips on piano and organ, with backing by Ben Dixon, Jimmy Ponder, and Ralph Dorsey. Titles include "Salaam 7", "Goin Home", "My Black Flower", and "Jalal". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Max RoachEasy Winners ... LP
Soul Note (Italy), 1985. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Great work from Max Roach's Double Quartet of the mid 80s – a group that wasn't just an octet, but an expansion of Max's regular four piece group with the addition of a string quartet! The core jazz sound of Odeon Pope's tenor, Tyrone Brown's electric bass, and Cecil Bridgewater's trumpet is expanded by a string group that includes Maxine Roach on viola – and that family relation is probably one reason that made experimentation like this easy for Max! The approach is a surprisingly great one – as the quartet seems to hold the Roach group a bit more inside than before – letting Pope and Bridgewater stretch out on their solos, but not get as sloppy as they had in some of the more outside Roach quartet outings. And the strings color in things really nicely in classic "with strings" jazz mode – but one that echoes more with 70s soul jazz use of such styles than earlier approaches. Titles include "A Little Booker", "Easy Winners", "Sis", and "Birds Says". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Easy Winners ... CD 2.99

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Leslie SmithHeartache ... LP
Elektra, 1982. Near Mint- ... $11.99
From the look of the cover, and Leslie's silly expression on the front, this album should be a bad one – but it ends up being a surprisingly great batch of well-produced modern soul tunes. The record's one of a few great ones that Elektra snuck onto the market during the early 80s – and it's not that dissimilar from the more famous Elektra sides by Leon Ware. Leslie's got a voice that really works well for mellow and midtempo smooth soul numbers – and there's plenty of those on the album, all handled with a strong degree of class. Titles include "I'm On The Outside Looking In", "Don't Shut The Door", "Before The Night Is Over", "If You're In Love", "Do You Still Remember Me", and "Nothin' You Can Do About It". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Heiner StadlerBrains On Fire Vol 2 ... LP
Labor, 1974. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Pianist Heiner Stadler was a key part of the New Jersey underground of the late 60s and early 70s – and although he wasn't the greatest avant garde pianist in the world, he was fortunate enough to have his own record label, and to be able to work with some of the better talents of the scene on his own record. Case in point is this album, which features the track "Love In The Middle Of The Air", an extended duet between Reggie Workman on bass and Dee Dee Bridgewater on voice – really a wild one, and quite different than most of Bridgewater's work done in later years. The track's a key part of her career (not to mention Workman's), and Stadler fortunately stayed out of the set to let the pair improvise together freely. Side two features two shorter tracks – "UCS" and "Pointed" – more outside, and played with groups that include Tyrone Washington, Garnett Brown, Workman, and Lenny White. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Labor pressing. Cover has some seam splitting.)

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John Surman, Alan Skidmore, Tony Oxley, et alJazz In Britain 1968/1969 ... LP
Decca/Eclipse (UK), 1968/1969/1972. Near Mint- ... $84.99
A rare 1972 album that brings together (then) previously-unissued material from the cutting edge of the late 60s British jazz scene – 5 longish tracks that feature different and unique groupings of musicians that include John Surman, Alan Skidmore, Mike Osborne, Harry Miller, Kenny Wheeler, and John Taylor! The work is all at the level of the best recordings by all players for Deram and other labels at the time – and while you might expect that such unreleased recordings might be rougher-edged, or more experimental, most of the tracks on the set have a relatively straightforward sound – modern to be sure, but mostly not-outside, and filled with the best sense of color, tone, and searching energy that we love in the UK scene of the time! One track, "Bouqet Garni", is a bit out – as it features a spare three sax lineup of Surman on baritone, Skidmore on tenor, and Osborne on alto – but the others are more tightly structured group affairs, titles that include "Circles On Ice", "Winter Song", "Bessie", and "Shepherd Oak". LP, Vinyl record album

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Horace TapscottTapscott Sessions Vol 4 ... LP
Nimbus, 1982. Sealed ... $13.99
A magical set of solo piano work by Horace Tapscott – one of the few players who can hold our ear so strongly in such a setting! The album features original tunes by Tapscott, Arthur Blythe, and Louis Spears – spun out in a soulfully elliptical style that manages to be exploratory without ever needing to go too far outside. As with others in this series, the recording quality is excellent – and really resonates with the strength of the piano work! Titles include "A Dress For Renee", "Shades Of Soweto", "Whit", "The Hero's Last Dance", and "Toward The Sunset". LP, Vinyl record album

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Cecil TaylorUnit Structures ... LP
Blue Note, 1966. Very Good ... $43.99
One of a rare few albums done by pianist Cecil Taylor for the Blue Note label in the 60s – some of the most outside work recorded for the imprint at the time! The word "structures" here is perhaps a bit misplaced – as the work has a strong sense of freedom with the soloists – who operate based on a system of energy and impulses described by Taylor in the notes, at a level that's maybe one of his most inventive, ambitious expressions of the decade! The whole lineup is great – with especially strong horn work from Eddie Gale on trumpet, Jimmy Lyons on alto, and Ken McIntyre on alto, oboe, and bass clarinet – and Taylor's piano gets accompaniment from two groundbreaking bassists – Henry Grimes and Alan Silva – plus drums from Andrew Cyrille. Given the lineup, and the format, the whole thing almost feels more like one of the BYG/Actuel avant sessions than Blue Note in the 60s – and titles include "Steps", "Enter Evening (Soft Line Structure)", "Unit Structure/As Of A Now/Section", and "Tales (8 Whisps)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono New York pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Vinyl has a slight press flaw bump on "Steps".)

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Johnnie TaylorRare Stamps ... LP
Stax, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
A great little collection of Johnny's early work for Stax – "rare stamps" perhaps, but classic bluesy soul numbers all of them! Titles include "Who's Makin' Love", "Somebody's Sleeping In My Bed", "Toe Hold", "I've Got To Love Somebody's Baby", "I Had A Dream", "Outside Love", and "I Ain't Particular". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small center split on the top seam.)

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McCoy Tyner TrioReaching Fourth ... LP
Impulse, 1963. Very Good Gatefold ... $6.99
McCoy Tyner's definitely "reaching forth" here – stretching past obvious piano trio modes, thanks to hip help from Henry Grimes on bass and Roy Haynes on drums! The groove is very open and freewheeling – yet all without being avant or outside – those hip modal-inspired sounds that you'd be likely to hear on some of Haynes' excellent early 60s sessions, cast here in beautiful tones and colors that show Tyner already stretching past the core sounds he was laying down with John Coltrane. Even the ballads have a nice sort of edge – as familiar numbers are recast in some darker clothing – and titles include the originals "Reaching Fourth" and "Blues Back" – plus versions of "Theme For Ernie", "Have You Met Miss Jones", "Old Devil Moon", and "Goodbye". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label 70s pressing, in a gatefold cover. Cover has a cut corner. Label has some tape over the spindle hole.)
 
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Sonic YouthGoo (4LP box set) ... LP
DGC, 1990. Near Mint- 4LP Box Set ... $49.99
Sonic Youth's major label debut – which is, somewhat perversely, less insistently accessible as the preceding Daydream Nation – with slow-building guitar squalls and oddball noise pop in just about equal measure! Goo is self-produced, with some assistance from their fellow Geffen newbie (circa '90) J Mascis and Don Fleming. Includes the absolute classic "Dirty Boots", plus "Tunic", "Kool Thing", "Disappearer", "My Friend Goo" and "Scooter and Jinx". Looking back, it's a pretty inspired moment in major label rock & roll history – where outsider creatives infiltrated the mainstream and changed the way things work for a decade + to come! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the booklet and inner sleeves.)

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✨✧ VariousNuggets Vol 3 – Pop ... LP
Rhino, Late 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Some great crossover pop psych and garage here – work by The Lewis & Clark Expedition, The Parade, Cyrkle, The Knickerbockers, Cryan Shames, Turtles, Bobby Fuller Four, Merry Go-Round, People, Outsiders, and October Country! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)
 
 
 



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