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Babs GonzalesLive At Small's Paradise (aka Sunday Afternoon At Small's Paradise With Babs Gonzales) ... LP
Chiaroscuro, 1963. Very Good+ ... $16.99
A mad mad afternoon with the great Babs Gonzales – one of the hippest jazz singers ever! The set is one of Babs' best on records, and it features a mix of jazz vocals and hipster monologues that shows perfectly the mixture of talent and hustling that Babs used to make a name for himself in the New York scene. He's backed by a nice little combo that includes friends and songwriting partners like Horace Parlan, Clark Terry, and Johnny Griffin – and the set includes loads of great numbers like "Dem Jive New York People", "Keep An Ugly Woman", "Be Bop Santa Claus", and "Le Moody Mood Pour Amour". The whole thing's hung together with some great patter, and recorded in a way that shows the warm spirit of all the more famous folks who kept Babs going along during his glory years! This is the second pressing, on Chiarusco, but still a tough one to get a hold of! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has small stains at the bottom.)

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Babs GonzalesSunday Afternoon At Small's Paradise With Babs Gonzales ... LP
Dauntless, 1963. Very Good ... $33.99
A mad mad afternoon with the great Babs Gonzales – one of the hippest jazz singers ever! The set is one of Babs' best on records, and it features a mix of jazz vocals and hipster monologues that shows perfectly the mixture of talent and hustling that Babs used to make a name for himself in the New York scene. He's backed by a nice little combo that includes friends and songwriting partners like Horace Parlan, Clark Terry, and Johnny Griffin – and the set includes loads of great numbers like "Dem Jive New York People", "Keep An Ugly Woman", "Be Bop Santa Claus", and "Le Moody Mood Pour Amour". The whole thing's hung together with some great patter, and recorded in a way that shows the warm spirit of all the more famous folks who kept Babs going along during his glory years! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing! Cover has some aging and wear on the back.)

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✨✧ Dexter GordonTower Of Power! ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1969. Used ... $4.99
Dexter Gordon certainly was a tower of power by this point – as his lengthy 60s stay in Europe helped him to work work work, and season his playing considerably – to a point at which he emerged as a masterful soloist far beyond the limits of his early bop recordings! This session features Dexter back with an American group – one that features Barry Harris on piano, Buster Williams on bass, and Tootie Heath on drums – plus a very welcome James Moody on tenor on one track, "Monmartre", blowing in that raspier tone of the late 60s we love so much! Other titles include "Stanley The Steamer", "The Rainbow People", and "Those Were The Days" – all nice and long! CD
(Out of print.)

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Graham Central StationGraham Central Station ... CD
Warner, 1974. Used ... $4.99
The legendary first album by Larry Graham and Graham Central Station – Larry's bold move away from Sly & The Family Stone, and the beginning of a new dynasty in mainstream funk! Larry's bass work really drives the set along – pushing the riffing guitars over the top of the heavy drums in a style that's tight, but never too "easy" – still with enough of the raw energy of his roots, despite the later crossover fame of the set. All tracks are Graham originals – except for a version of Al Green's "It Ain't No Fun To Me" – and titles include "Tell Me What It Is", "Ghetto", "Can You Handle It?", "Hair", "We Be's Gettin' Down", and "People". CD
(Promotional stamp on booklet cover.)

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✨✧ Johnny GriffinJohnny Griffin Sextet ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1958. Used ... $7.99
Few people could make a session cook like Johnny Griffin in his early years – and this late 50s sextet date is great proof of that fact! The album's a relaxed, open, almost unstructured set that might be dubbed a "blowing session", were it not for the tightness of the players and the relatively unified feel of the date. Griffin's tenor is very firmly in the lead, and he's very clearly the leader here – helping shape the sound of the group that includes Donald Byrd on trumpet, Pepper Adams on baritone, Kenny Drew on piano, Wilbur Ware on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums. There's some really hard-wailing extended numbers that come across as full-on hardbop workouts – really driving things along as you might guess with a rhythm section like that in action – but other tunes show some more fully-fleshed sounds from the group – that slight undercurrent of modern expression that was always present in Griff's music. Titles include "Johnny GG", "Catharsis", "Stix Trix", and "What's New" – plus a take on "Woody N You" that just has Griffin wailing along with the rhythm section! CD

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Sadik HakimCanada (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Radio Canada/SeriE.WOC (Italy), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $42.99
One of the greatest moments ever from pianist Sadik Hakim – a player most people know for his contribution to the American bop scene of the late 40s – but an artist who grew even more strongly during his later years in Montreal! This album's a real highlight from that overlooked time in Hakim's career – a set that not only has the musician playing both Fender Rhodes and acoustic piano, but which also highlights his tremendous skill as a writer, too – with a richness that easily rivals the best on the European scene of the time – such as some of our favorite London jazz musicians, or the great on MPS. Side one features the extended "London Suite" – a work that's poetic, but also pretty darn groovy too – and side two features on shorter compositions that include "Liliane", "Grey Cup Caper", and "Moon In Aquarius" – all carried off beautifully by a group that includes Al Khabyyr Sayyd Abdul on alto and flute, Billy Robinson on tenor, and Peter Leitch on guitar. LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful pressing, with heavy vinyl and cover – and limited to 250 copies!)

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Carl HallYou Don't Know Nothing About Love – The Loma/Atlantic Recordings 1967 to 1972 ... CD
Omnivore, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
A short but great legacy in soul music – served up here in a handful of recordings done for Atlantic Records and Warner's Loma label at the end of the 60s – most of which have never been released before! Singer Carl Hall is an artist that most people know from his work on the musical stage – but he's also a hell of a soul singer with a wonderfully powerful voice – one that's brought to incredible focus here on a range of tracks done with producer Jerry Ragovoy, who gives Hall a real Atlantic Records style of support – and a lot more grit than you'd know from his work in theater! There's a surprisingly deep quality to the music – much bolder and more righteous than we would have expected – and although a few of these cuts came out as Loma singles, and one more on Atlantic, 13 of the 19 tracks on the collection are appearing here for the first time ever – even though they would have really helped make Carl's name back in the day. An essential collection – like finding a lost vein of deep soul from the 60s – with titles that include "Mean It Baby", "Just like I Told You", "The Dam Busted", "He'll Never Love You", "Sometimes I Do", "Dance Dance Dance", "Time Is On My Side", and "It's Been Such A Long Way Home". CD

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Johnny HammondDon't Let The System Get You ... LP
Milestone, 1978. Very Good ... $6.99
Post-Mizell, and less jazz fusiony than Johnny's mid 70s work, but not a bad funk album! The title cut's a nice groover that has a sort of sing-song Eddie Harris funk feel, and which features Johnny Hammond complaining about "The System", and how it's out to get him. Other cuts include "Contact Funk", "Ann", "For People Only", and "Losing You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some edge wear.)

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Herbie HancockSecrets ... CD
Columbia, 1976. New Copy ... $5.99 6.99
Soulful 70s work from Herbie Hancock – a record that tightens things up from the Headhunters and Sextant sessions, but which still retains a lot of their depth and charm! Players here including some previous partners – like Bennie Maupin on reeds and Paul Jackson on bass – plus the mighty Wah Wah Watson on guitars, James Levi on drums, Kenneth Nash on percussion, and Ray Parker on additional guitar. Tracks are tightly electric fusion, but still have some of the sharper tones of Herbie's electric work – weird moogy moments mixed into more straight ahead funk – all with a sound that's not unlike some of Ramsey Lewis' best Columbia work of the period. Herbie plays Fender Rhodes, Arp, clavinet, mini-moog, and more – and titles include "Doin' It", "Spider", "Swamp Rat", "People Music", and a remake of "Cantelope Island" that's pretty darn tasty! CD

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Herbie HancockSound System ... LP
Columbia, 1984. Very Good+ ... $2.99
The follow up to Herbie's groundbreaking hit album Future Shock. There's some rehashing of themes here, with the remake of "Rockit" called "Hardrock" here – basically the same number with some heavy guitar added and a few different solos – plus similar numbers that continue the electro feel, but also add in a peppering of Bill Laswell's world music interest. The album's worth it alone for the presence of D St on a few tracks – and titles include "Hardrock", "Metal Beat", "Karabali", "Junku", "People Are Changing" and "Sound System". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a press kit!)

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✨✧ Hampton HawesChallenge ... LP
RCA, 1968/1976. Near Mint- ... $6.99
An unusual session from Hampton Hawes – recorded in Tokyo during the late 60s, and issued as sort of a one-off album for RCA in the 70s. The album's got a lot of sensitivity on the recording tip, with excellent acoustics, and a warm sense of production that brings out all of the beautiful tones that Hampton gets from the instrument. The tracks are mostly short, with a mix of originals and standards. Cuts include "Tokyo Blues", "Young People's Tune", "Shinjuku", and "Summertime". LP, Vinyl record album
(Tan label 70s pressing. Cover has a promo stamp.)

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High LlamasHawaii (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Alpaca Park/V2, 1996. Used 2CD ... $6.99
A really great one from Sean O'Hagan and crew – a set that has some of the tighter, warmer songs of Gideon Gaye, but which also shows a bit more experimentation on the instrumentation – in ways that make for plenty of great tracks that almost feel like outtakes from the Pet Sounds and Smile sessions! Titles include "Campers In Control", "Theatreland", "Tides", "Pilgrims", "Nomads", "Island People", "Dressing Up The Old Dakota", "DC 8", "Friendly Pioneer", "Incidentally NEO", and "Nomad Strings". Includes 6 bonus tracks. CD
(Out of print. Back tray card has a fold.)

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Andrew HillGrass Roots ... LP
Blue Note, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
A real stroke of genius from pianist Andrew Hill – and a surprising one too! After an initial legacy of groundbreaking experimental sides for Blue Note, Hill returns to his "grass roots" on this excellent session of straight ahead, fairly funky, soul jazz piano tunes! In the notes, Hill claims a desire to get back to the people – and in a really unusual turn, he shakes off his previous modernist trappings and goes for territory that's much more in the mode of Lee Morgan, Horace Silver, or Hank Mobley on Blue Note! Yet despite this turn, and amidst some more conventional arrangements, Andrew's work on piano is still quite dark and moody – filled with beautiful clashing lines and haunting off-beat changes that open up the session way more than you'd expect! Booker Ervin joins in on tenor – on what would become one of his last recordings – and the rest of the group includes Lee Morgan, Ron Carter, and Freddie Waits – all plenty darn hip players who really get the unusual balance of soul jazz and modernism that Hill's going for here! Tracks include "Mira", "Bayou Red", "Venture Inward", "Grass Roots", and "Soul Special". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Grass Roots (plus unissued session) ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ Andrew HillGrass Roots (plus unissued session) ... CD
Blue Note, 1969. Used ... $14.99
A real stroke of genius from pianist Andrew Hill – and a surprising one too! After an initial legacy of groundbreaking experimental sides for Blue Note, Hill returns to his "grass roots" on this excellent session of straight ahead, fairly funky, soul jazz piano tunes! In the notes, Hill claims a desire to get back to the people – and in a really unusual turn, he shakes off his previous modernist trappings and goes for territory that's much more in the mode of Lee Morgan, Horace Silver, or Hank Mobley on Blue Note! Yet despite this turn, and amidst some more conventional arrangements, Andrew's work on piano is still quite dark and moody – filled with beautiful clashing lines and haunting off-beat changes that open up the session way more than you'd expect! Booker Ervin joins in on tenor – on what would become one of his last recordings – and the rest of the group includes Lee Morgan, Ron Carter, and Freddie Waits – all plenty darn hip players who really get the unusual balance of soul jazz and modernism that Hill's going for here! Tracks include "Mira", "Bayou Red", "Venture Inward", "Grass Roots", and "Soul Special". Plus, this CD also features 5 tracks from a previously unissued session that has Woody Shaw as the leader, with Hill on piano and Frank Mitchell on tenor. Idris Muhammad's the drummer on that one – and funky as you'd expect – and tracks include "MC", "Venture Inward (first version)", "Bayou Red (first version)", and "Love Nocturne". CD
Also available Grass Roots ... LP 11.99

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✨✧ Justin Hines & The DominoesJezebel/Just In Time ... CD
Island (Japan), 1976/1978. New Copy ... $13.99
A nice heavy platter from former Treasure Isle star Justin Hinds and his backing group the Dominos, with a double helping of rootsy goodness! Both of the albums on this set feature production by Jack Ruby and the backing of the Black Disciples band – with Robbie Shakespeare, Horsemouth Wallace, Ansel Collins and others, the team that helped Burning Spear craft some of his best roots albums around the same time. Hinds had a rawer, less polished approach to his own singing, and the vocal harmonies of the Dominos followed suit, making this set stand out from the rest of the pack Island was recruiting in the mid 70s. The Black Disciples craft a nice batch of tough rhythms for a pair of great, mid-70s roots sides, maybe not as widely known as some others, but still crucial and classic! 19 tracks in all, including "Fire", "Prophecy", a nice recut of his earlier hit "Carry Go Bring Home", "Dip And Fall Back", "Natty Take Over", "What You Don't Know", "Let's Rock", "Help Your Falling Brother", "Bad Minded People", "What You Gonna Do", "One Bird In The Hand", "Groovin", "Positive Way" and "Stop The Rain". CD

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ImpressionsDefinitive Impressions ... CD
Kent (UK), 1960s. Used ... $13.99
Heavenly harmony soul! 28 rock solid tracks of the Impressions' best work for ABC Records from the 60's – some of the best group soul recorded during the decade, and a motherlode of excellent tracks written by Curtis Mayfield and arranged by the great Johnny Pate! Tracks include "Minstrel & Queen", "I Made A Mistake", "Grow Closer Together", "You've Been Cheatin", "I Loved & I Lost", "I Need You", "Meeting Over Yonder", "Amen", "People Get Ready", "I'm So Porud", "Talkin About My Baby", "Sad Sad Girl & Boy", "I'm The One Who Loves You", "Gypsy Woman", "I've Been Trying", "You Always Hurt Me", and "Woman's Got Soul". Not a dud track on the whole CD, and if you're not breathless after it's over, we'll slap you across the face and make you start the whole thing over! CD
(Out of print.)

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Isley Jasper IsleyBroadway's Closer Than Sunset/Caravan Of Love/Different Drummer ... CD
Superbird/CBS (UK), 1984/1985/1987. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99
An Isley Jasper Isley 3-fer – the '84, '85 & '87's Broadway's Closer To Sunset Boulevard, Caravan Of Love and Different Drummer – in a single set! Broadway was the first breakaway effort from the trio of Ernie Isley, Chris Jasper, and Marvin Isley – a set that's got an even leaner groove than some of the Isley Brothers material from years before! The group really hit their stride right away – stepping out in a sweet array of funky rhythms that have some definite 80s touches on the beats, yet which still share all the best Isleys elements overall! Guitar parts are especially sharp – that carved in soul sound that showed up in most Isleys projects from the early 70s onwards – and the vocals have a great sense of warmth and soul, especially on the mellower tunes in the set, which turn down some of the more hook-heavy rhythms heard on other tracks. Titles include "Serve You Right", "Sex Drive", "Love Is Gonna Last Forever", "Kiss & Tell", "I Can't Get Over Losin You", "Look The Other Way", "Break This Chain", and "Broadway's Closer Than Sunset Blvd". Ernie and Marvin Isley team up with Chris Jasper and for Caravan, and more fully reinventing their for the 80s! The record features the wonderful "Caravan Of Love", a soulful spiritual tune that's kind of to 80s soul what The Impressions "People Get Ready" was to 60s soul! Different Drummer was the last album by this configuration of the group, taking on different modes, with some soul gems in the mix. Titles include "Dancing Around The World", "High Heel Syndrome", "Liberation" and more. Includes "Different Drummer", "Do It Right", "Blue Rose", "8th Wonder Of The World" and more. CD

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Michael JacksonBen ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1972. Used ... $6.99
Michael Jackson strikes out on his own, and does a pretty darn nice job! The overall sound is prime Motown pop soul – with some very very tight arrangements by Gene Page, The Corporation, and James Carmichael – but there's also a bit more depth here too, an attempt to give Michael even more feeling than in the group with his brother – quite a surprise for such a young solo act! Tracks have a pretty good groove to them – apart from the ballad title cut, "Ben" – and other titles include "What Goes Around Comes Around", "Everybody's Somebody's Fool", "My Girl", "In Our Small Way", "You Can Cry On My Shoulder", and a version of "People Make The World Go Round". CD
(Includes obi.)

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✨✧ Jimmy James & The VagabondsCome To Me Softly ... LP
Atco, 1968. Very Good+ ... $8.99
Jimmy James and his Vagabonds were a UK group, but they scored nicely in the US with this classic Atlantic side, which was licensed from Pye UK. The record includes their own big hit "Come To Me Softly", plus a number of other soul covers – like "I'm Just A Fool For You Girl", "This Heart Of Mine", "People Get Ready", "The Entertainer", "Ain't No Big Thing", and more! LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple & tan label pressing. Cover has a cutout hole and a bit of marker on the back.)

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Waylon Jennings & The KimberlysCountry Folk ... LP
RCA, 1969. Sealed ... $6.99
A late 60s Waylon Jennings album cut with Oklahoma husbands & wives quartet The Kimberlys – almost certainly a record that Outlaws-era Waylon would have looked back on in pure disgust – but ultimate a really sweet set of late 60s folksy sunshine pop grandeur mixed with Waylon's down home grit! It was recorded under the auspices of Chet Atkins and his Nashville Sound – as well as Danny Davis and the Nashville Brass – so needless to say, the sound has a sweep to it. The Kimberlys definitely play large enough a role to have their name on the spine, with the female vocal parts ranging from back up choruses to lead duets, while Waylon's country authenticity keeps it down home. Titles include Jimmy Webb's immortal "MacArthur Park", "These New Changing Times", "Come Stay With Me", "Cindy, Oh Cindy", "Games People Play", "Mary Ann Regrets", "Let Me Tell You My Mind", "Long Way Back Home", "A World Of Our Own" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original pressing!)
 
 
 



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