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ArtisticsBest Of The Artistics ... CD
Brunswick, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $5.99
Killer work from this Chicago soul group – a set that brings together all the beautiful best the Artistics recorded for Brunswick Records! At the label, the group had that soaring, lilting vibe that virtually defined the Chicago group sound at the end of the 60s – a bit more punch than some of the east coast harmony acts, but not as tightly compressed as Detroit or Philly either. The collection's overflowing with goodness – 15 tracks in all, with titles that include "I'm Gonna Miss You", "Girl I Need You", "Hard To Carry On", "Yesterday's Girl", "Walking Tall", "The Price Of Love", "Lonely Old World", "What Happened", "When I'm Not Around", "With These Hands", "Just Another Heartache", "I Want You To Make My Life Over", and "Troubles Heartaches & Pain". CD
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Sonny ClarkCool Struttin' (RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1958. Used ... $5.99
One of the most legendary albums on Blue Note – or maybe THE most legendary albums on Blue Note – a stunning session that shows what the label was capable of when it was really hitting on all burners – from the lineup to the music to the production – and even the classic cover art on the front! The album's a crowning achievement for pianist Sonny Clark – a player who'd already brought greatness to the world before the record, but really knocks it out of the park during the session – leading a razor sharp lineup that includes Art Farmer on trumpet, Jackie McLean on alto, Paul Chambers on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums – all coming together with some magic in the studio, crafting a sound that forever put Blue Note on the map! Tracks are long, open-ended, and almost effortlessly soulful – and titles include Clark's classics "Cool Struttin" and "Blue Minor", plus versions of "Sippin At Bells" and "Deep Night". Plus, this CD also adds 2 long bonus cuts – "Lover" and "Royal Flush" – both of which weren't on the original album! CD
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Cool Struttin' (RVG remaster edition) ... CD 6.99
Cool Struttin' (75th anniversary edition) ... LP 16.99

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John ColtraneJohn Coltrane – The Bethlehem Years (Winner's Circle/Art Blakey Big Band) ... CD
Bethlehem/Shout Factory, 1957. Used 2 CDs ... $5.99
The complete recordings done by John Coltrane for Bethlehem Records – mostly cut during December of 1957, and issued on the albums The Winner's Circle and Art Blakey Big Band! Both albums were a bit unusual for the label – in that The Winner's Circle was sort of a blowing/jam session type record, cut with some of the big poll winners of the year, but with shorter tracks than the usual Prestige-styled set of that nature. The lineup includes Donald Byrd, Al Cohn, Eddie Costa, Oscar Pettiford, and Philly Joe Jones – and Coltrane's a bit buried in the group, but gets out some nice licks from time to time. The second set of tracks was recorded for a unique big band session led by Art Blakey – featuring a core group with Coltrane, Donald Byrd, Walter Bishop Jr, and Wendell Marshall on some tracks – plus a larger lineup on a number of others. The CD brings together a whopping 27 tracks from these sessions, including some great alternate takes – and titles include "Midriff", "Tippin", "The Outer World", "The Kiss Of No Return", "Pristine", and "Oasis" – a previously unreleased track! CD

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Little Anthony & The ImperialsOn A New Street/Hold On (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Avco/Soulmusic.com, 1973/1975. Used 2 CDs ... $9.99
Harmony heaven – a pair of Little Anthony & The Imperials albums together in a single set, with some sweet bonus tracks too! On A New Street is wonderful work from Little Anthony – and a great update to his smooth 60s harmony sound with The Imperials! Anthony wisely employs the use of two of 70s top harmony arrangers on the album – using Thom Bell on one side, and Teddy Randazzo on the other – both of whom really help take the group to a whole new level! The Thom Bell material fits perfectly with his work with The Stylistics from the same time, and the cuts have a wonderfully mellow east coast harmony style that's quite different than Anthony's earlier work. Teddy Randazzo does a pretty nice job, too – but with a fuller sound too, almost in a Manhattans mode that makes for a nice change from the previous fragility of Anthony's vocals. Titles include "I Don't Have Time To Worry", "That's What Love is All About", "I'm Falling In Love with You", "Heartache Never Entered My Mind", and "The Loneliest House on the Block". Also features an alternate take on "La La La At The End". Hold On has Little Anthony & The Imperials really hitting some great Philly modes – working with help from Tony Bell and Phil Hurtt, and getting lots of sweet backing from the Sigma Studio team – all in a mode that rivals some of the bigger soul group work of the 70s! The vibe's got a bit of Spinners in the mix, but still also holds on to the more fragile style that made The Imperials so great – especially on the mellower cuts, which have Anthony's voice cracking in that completely wonderful, very human way. But like Eddie Holman on Salsoul, he can also really shine on the clubbier cuts too – and the blend makes for a mighty compelling album from the group! Titles include "Hold On", "You Are The World To Me", "Promise Me", "I've Got To Let You Go", and "Back Where You Belong". CD also features some bonus cuts – "Hold On (stereo single mix)", "I've Got To Let You Go (stereo single)", "I've Got To Let You Go (stereo)", and "I've Got To Let You Go (mono short version)". CD

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Sonny RollinsTenor Madness ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1956. Used ... $1.99
A groundbreaking album from Sonny Rollins, largely for the extended track "Tenor Madness", which runs on for 13 minutes, and features him and Coltrane blowing head to head – redefining the sound of the tenor sax in jazz through the course of that amazing track! Backing is by the Red Garland/Paul Chambers/Philly Joe Jones group that backed up 'Trane on many of his Prestige sides, and they work equally well with Rollins – especially on the ballads "When your Lover Has Gone" and "My Reverie", plus the lyrical "The Most Beautiful Girl In The World". CD
Also available Tenor Madness (2LP 180 gram pressing – 45rpm) ... LP 98.99

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✨✧ Lee Fields & The ExpressionsMy World ... CD
Truth & Soul, 2009. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the best new soul records we've heard in years – a tremendous accomplishment for the mighty Lee Fields, and a set that's quite different than any of his other work! We've always loved Lee's funk and deep soul sides, but this album's something new altogether – almost done in the hard-edge, downtempo mode of the east coast harmony scene of the late 60s and early 70s – like some of the best group soul work coming out of New Jersey or Philly, with some super-dope production and instrumentation that's really amazing! The grooves follow strongly in the same laidback style as recent El Michels work – no surprise, given the El Michels connection to the music – with beats that are hard, but slow – and instrumentation that's funky, but in a mellow sort of way. Lee's vocals are as deep as ever – very much trained in the James Brown tradition, but turned here towards a really unique groove that makes us completely reevaluate his talents – an amazing achievement not just for Fields, but also for the whole Truth & Soul/El Michels crew! An instant classic – with tracks that include "My World", "Ladies", "Expressions Theme", "Honey Dove", "Money I$ King", "Love Comes & Goes", "Do You Love Me", and "Last Ride". CD

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✨✧ Hee SistersDisKo Girls – The Anta Records Years Anthology 1978 to 1980 (3CD set) ... CD
Anta/Cobra Rose (Korea), Late 70s. Used 3CD ... Out Of Stock
Get ready to discover a whole new world of disco you've never heard before – South Korean grooves from the late 70s, courtesy of the lovely Hee Sisters – a soulful trio to match the best American female dancefloor acts of the time! The Hee Sisters sing predominantly in Korean, and work in this really cool blend of Philly disco modes and some deeper East Asian pop sounds – which oddly has the tunes sparkling with a bit more feeling than you might expect, even if you can't understand the language – the kind of blue undercurrents you'd get in Japanese pop from obscure film soundtracks and sources of that nature. There's plenty of groovers mixed in with more laidback tracks – and the instrumentation often features sweet keyboards that move with the vocals like some late 70s Italian styles. And the package is great, too – a 7" square, hardcover book – filled with color pages that have vintage photos of the girls, plus notes in Korean and English, with album cover reproductions on nice heavy pages – all a bit like the Motown Singles sets issued over here. Two CDs feature vintage tracks from the girls, and one more features contemporarie remixes from Korea – showing the continued Hee Sisters influences over the years! CD
 
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✨✧ DJ Jazzy JeffMagnificent ... CD
Rapster (UK), 2002. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Jazzy Jeff's return after much too long a hiatus. Just when we were on the verge of giving up, with too many radio ready hot jams and abstract non-funky off beat rappers being passed off as the real hip hop these days, BBE continues with it's series of albums focusing on producers. While many of you are probably ready to write off Jazzy Jeff for his long time commercial collaboration with Will Smith, the originator of the transformer has always been dope to us, and comes up with the goods here, still in fine form on the fader and with his beats (though he didn't produce all the tracks). 17 tracks of jazzed out hip hop, with a great laid back vibe and vocals by Baby Blak, Pauly Yamz, The Last Emperor, Freddie Fox, J-Live and a bunch of others, plus the dope cut "We Live In Philly" that features Jill Scott reciting a poem over the Roy Ayers "we Live In Brooklyn" loop, that name checks tons of ball players and Philly hip hop notables, even some old shoe styles from back in the day. There's also one house track, with an uplifting vibe courtesy Masters At Work, but the rest is straight up hip hop. Includes "Scram", "Shake It Off", 'Worldwide", "Charmed Life", "How I Do", "Know Ur Hood" and "For Da Love Of Da Game" CD
 
 
 



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