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Cole PorterSilk Stockings – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack ... CD
Turner Classic/Rhino, 1957. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Gregory PorterNat King Cole & Me ... CD
Blue Note, 2017. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
The great Gregory Porter in a very different setting than usual – working here with larger backings from an entire orchestra, as part of the album's tribute to Nat King Cole during his glory days at Capitol Records! The style here isn't the King Cole Trio vibe of the mid 40s, but instead that lush, larger approach of the 50s – when Nat took his jazz roots and transformed them into something even more sophisticated and powerful, at a level that also helped raise both his profile and that of many of his contemporaries – opening the door for generations of musical growth to come. Porter pays back that monumental favor – by turning his amazing vocals loose on a host of standards from the Nat Cole songbook – with core backing by a quartet that features Christian Sands on piano, Reuben Rogers on bass, and Ulysses Owens on drums – plus a bit of guest trumpet from Terence Blanchard. Arrangements and orchestrations are by Vince Mendoza – and titles include "Smile", "Nature Boy", "Love", "Quizas Quizas Quizas", "Mona Lisa", "When Love Was King", "Miss Otis Regrets", "The Christmas Song", "I Wonder Who My Daddy Is", and "Pick Yourself Up". CD
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Nat King Cole & Me (deluxe edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD 21.99
Nat King Cole & Me ... LP 31.99

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Gregory PorterNat King Cole & Me ... LP
Blue Note (UK), 2017. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $31.99 35.98
The great Gregory Porter in a very different setting than usual – working here with larger backings from an entire orchestra, as part of the album's tribute to Nat King Cole during his glory days at Capitol Records! The style here isn't the King Cole Trio vibe of the mid 40s, but instead that lush, larger approach of the 50s – when Nat took his jazz roots and transformed them into something even more sophisticated and powerful, at a level that also helped raise both his profile and that of many of his contemporaries – opening the door for generations of musical growth to come. Porter pays back that monumental favor – by turning his amazing vocals loose on a host of standards from the Nat Cole songbook – with core backing by a quartet that features Christian Sands on piano, Reuben Rogers on bass, and Ulysses Owens on drums – plus a bit of guest trumpet from Terence Blanchard. Arrangements and orchestrations are by Vince Mendoza – and titles include "Smile", "Nature Boy", "Love", "Quizas Quizas Quizas", "Mona Lisa", "When Love Was King", "Miss Otis Regrets", "The Christmas Song", "I Wonder Who My Daddy Is", and "Pick Yourself Up". LP, Vinyl record album
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Nat King Cole & Me ... CD 13.99
Nat King Cole & Me (deluxe edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD 21.99

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Gregory PorterNat King Cole & Me (deluxe edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Blue Note (Netherlands), 2017. New Copy ... $21.99 23.98
The great Gregory Porter in a very different setting than usual – working here with larger backings from an entire orchestra, as part of the album's tribute to Nat King Cole during his glory days at Capitol Records! The style here isn't the King Cole Trio vibe of the mid 40s, but instead that lush, larger approach of the 50s – when Nat took his jazz roots and transformed them into something even more sophisticated and powerful, at a level that also helped raise both his profile and that of many of his contemporaries – opening the door for generations of musical growth to come. Porter pays back that monumental favor – by turning his amazing vocals loose on a host of standards from the Nat Cole songbook – with core backing by a quartet that features Christian Sands on piano, Reuben Rogers on bass, and Ulysses Owens on drums – plus a bit of guest trumpet from Terence Blanchard. Arrangements and orchestrations are by Vince Mendoza – and titles include "Smile", "Nature Boy", "Love", "Quizas Quizas Quizas", "Mona Lisa", "When Love Was King", "Miss Otis Regrets", "The Christmas Song", "I Wonder Who My Daddy Is", and "Pick Yourself Up". A great special edition – in a hardcover book-like package, with pages of notes inside – and bonus tracks "But Beautiful", "Sweet Lorraine", and "For All We Know". CD
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Nat King Cole & Me ... CD 13.99
Nat King Cole & Me ... LP 31.99

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Gregory PorterTake Me To The Alley ... CD
Blue Note, 2016. Used ... $8.99
The greatness of Gregory Porter continues to grow and grow – as the vocalist keeps moving past the straighter jazz of his roots, into a role as one of the greatest soul singers of the 21st Century! Porter's got a depth and maturity that few folks have had in recent years – especially in the realm of male vocals – very much that manner of important 70s singers like Bill Withers, Billy Paul, or Al Jarreau – who were schooled in jazz, but worked more in soulful styles that gave them a wider reach, and helped them to find a very personal voice in the process! We'd easily place Gregory in that legacy – one that he's definitely earned by this point – and he sounds arguably even better here than on his debut for Blue Note – working with arrangements from co-producer Kamau Kenyatta, who mixes in just the right current of jazz to keep things on track with the energy we first loved in Porter's first records – while still really letting his new energy open up and soar. Titles include "Holding On", "Insanity", "Don't Lose Your Steam", "Daydream", "Don't Be A Fool", "More Than A Woman", and "French African Queen". Also features different versions of two songs, with guest appearances – "Holding On" with Kem, and "Insanity" with Lalah Hathaway. CD

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Lewis Porter & Phil ScarffThree Minutes To Four ... CD
Whaling City Sound, 2017. Used ... $8.99
... CD

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Porter Praskin QuartetSonnet For Sal ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1988. Used ... $14.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Ryan PorterSpangle Lang Lane ... CD
World Galaxy/Alpha Pup, 2017. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
There's a trippy-looking Muppet on the cover, and that gives you part of a feeling of the album – but just a sliver, because the overall sound here is a lot more complex! The album's a masterpiece from west coast arranger Ryan Porter – a mix of deeper jazz with bits of soul and hip hop – all wrapped around themes borrowed from children's music, but turned into some very righteous songs with a completely contemporary vibe! Porter's working here with great musicians who include Kamasai Washington on tenor, Cameron Graves on piano, and Miles Mosley on bass – so that should give you an idea of the instrumental pedigree of the record. And vocals on most tracks are by Patrice Quinn – who completely gets the spirit of the project, then elevates it with her style – which here is mostly a 70s spiritual jazz approach. The titles of the tunes are familiar, but tell you nothing about the real nature of the music – as this is a very rich, very deep project throughout! CD

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Ryan PorterSpangle Lang Lane ... LP
World Galaxy/Alpha Pup, New Copy ... About December 15, 2017
... LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Spangle Lang Lane ... CD 11.99

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Porter WagonerI Wonder Where You Are Tonight ... CD
Southern Routes, 1960s. New Copy ... $8.99 13.99
Prime greatness from Porter Wagoner – a set that offers up a few of his hits, but also includes some overlooked gems from his important 60s years on RCA! Wagoner's been well-served with other "hits" collections on the market, but this set is something else entirely – put together in a way that really understands what makes the man so great, especially in his earliest years – before Porter was maybe pushing some of his gimmick or duet modes a bit too far. Much of the work here is the kind of straightforward material that first put Wagoner on the map – and the set features 29 titles that include "Everything She Touches Gets The Blues", "Dark Waters", "I Wonder Where You Are Tonight", "In The Shadows Of The Wine", "Your Old Love Letters", "Pay Day", "A Satisfied Mind", "An Old Log Cabin For Sale", "Trying To Forget The Blues", and "Hey Maw". CD

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Porter WagonerSlice Of Life – Songs Happy N Sad ... LP
RCA, 1962. Very Good- ... $7.99
Maybe the start of Porter Wagoner in the concept album years – with titles that include "My Name Is Mud", "I Went Out Of My Way", "Uncle Pen", "One Way Ticket To The Blues", "Cryin Loud", "I Gotta Find Someone Who Loves Like I Do", and "Take Good Care Of Her". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original mono pressing.)

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✨✧ Sonny CrissSonny Criss Plays Cole Porter ... LP
Imperial, 1956. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Sonny Criss plays Cole Porter – and the results are way greater than the sum of the parts – even though those parts are already pretty darn great! Criss' alto sax has a superb tone at this time – razor-sharp, and nicely crisp – yet still filled with warmth that sets it apart from some of his more modern contemporaries – a beautiful balance that really illuminates these tunes, and has you thinking of them as fresh Criss compositions, not older Porter standards. The instrumentation is quite fresh, too – thanks to the addition of Larry Bunker on vibes, which is a really nice surprise – and piano by Sonny Clark and Jimmy Bunn. The great Lawrence Marable plays drums – and titles include "I Love You", "Easy To Love", "Night & Day", and "Love For Sale". LP, Vinyl record album
(90s Japanese Toshiba-EMI pressing, with obi and insert.)

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Frederick FennellFrederick Fennell Conducts Cole Porter ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $0.99
Includes guitar from Mundell Lowe and vibes from Eddie Costa! LP, Vinyl record album
(In very classy F:35d Stereo!)

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Anita O'DayAnita O'Day Swings Cole Porter With Billy May (plus Anita O'Day Swings Rodgers & Hart) (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1959/1960. Used ... $6.99
A great double-length CD that presents 2 of Anita O'Day's Verve sessions with Billy May! Anita O'Day Swings Cole Porter is something of an addition to the Verve "songbook" mode of the 50s – but it's also one that's a lot more dynamic than the others, thanks to some very jazzy arrangements from Billy May! The groove here is very upbeat and jazzy – hard-swinging in the manner that May forged with Sinatra over at Capitol, with lots of twists and turns in the backings that really help transform the tunes! Anita's dynamic vocals really match the spirit of the arrangements – and soar out with a quality that's some of her best and boldest at Verve. Titles include "I Love You", "Get Out Of Town", "Just One Of Those Things", "Easy To Love", "I Get A Kick Out Of You", and "Love For Sale". The Rodgers & Hart album is an extremely playful set of tunes from Anita – working here with more lively Billy May arrangements that really show the best side of her sound at Verve! The tracks are all Rogers & Hart numbers – as you'd guess from the title – and Anita swings them with a bright style that also has a nice undercurrent of sadness that perfectly gets at the bittersweet qualities of Lorenzo Hart's lyrics. Titles include "I've Got Five Dollars", "Spring Is Here", "To Keep My Love Alive", "Falling In Love With Love", "I Could Write A Book", "Have You Met Miss Jones", and "Lover". CD
(Out of print.)

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Bernard PeifferPlays Cole Porter's Can Can ... LP
Laurie, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Deep groove pressing. Cover has a small tear on the back panel.)

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✨✧ VariousCapitol Sings Cole Porter ... CD
Capitol, 1950s/1960s. Used ... $2.99
... CD

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✨✧ Ella FitzgeraldElla Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter Song Book ... LP
Verve, 1956. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
This is a 60s set that brings together the 2 volumes released separately. Among the 30 plus songs are "All Through The Night", "Anything Goes", "I Get A Kick Out Of You", "I Love Paris", "Easy To Love", "You're The Top", "Let's Do It", "Begin The Beguine", "Love For Sale", "It's Delovely", "Night And Day", and "I've Got You Under My Skin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing with deep groove. Cover has a center split bottom seam & partially split top seams.)

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✨✧ Anita O'DayAnita O'Day Swings Cole Porter With Billy May (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Verve, Mid 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Something of an addition to the Verve "songbook" mode of the 50s – but it's also one that's a lot more dynamic than the others, thanks to some very jazzy arrangements from Billy May! The groove here is very upbeat and jazzy – hard-swinging in the manner that May forged with Sinatra over at Capitol, with lots of twists and turns in the backings that really help transform the tunes! Anita's dynamic vocals really match the spirit of the arrangements – and soar out with a quality that's some of her best and boldest at Verve. Titles include "I Love You", "Get Out Of Town", "Just One Of Those Things", "Easy To Love", "I Get A Kick Out Of You", and "Love For Sale". CD also has 6 bonus tracks including "You're The Top", "My Heart Belongs To Daddy", "Why Shouldn't I", "From This Moment On", "Love For Sale" and "Just One Of Those Things". CD
Also available Anita O'Day Swings Cole Porter With Billy May (plus Anita O'Day Swings Rodgers & Hart) (Japanese pressing) ... CD 6.99
 
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Kyle Bruckmann's WrackCracked Refraction ... CD
Porter, 2012. Used ... $7.99
Bold sounds from this group of reedman Klye Bruckmann – hardly what you'd expect from a musician playing the oboe! Yet the group has some of the best energy of the recent sounds coming from Chicago and Brooklyn – that new generation of avant jazz players who still prefer a bit of structure, and who really know how to punch things with an edge that's modern, but never entirely free. There's a definitely Chicago element here, too – thanks to the presence of Jason Stein on bass clarinet, Tim Daisy on percussion, and Anton Hatwich on bass – and the rest of the group features Jen Clare Paulson on viola, alongside Bruckmann's oboe and English horn. The reed interplay is one of the standout elements of the record – and titles include "Notwithstanding", "Fair To Middling", "A Shambles", and "The Dishevelator". CD

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✨✧ Natural FoodNatural Food ... CD
Seeds/Porter, 1972. Used ... Out Of Stock
A sweet little set from the 70s – heavy on the electric piano, and also topped with some occasional vocals that have a very righteous feel! The group's headed by keyboardist Mait Edey – who plays a fair bit of Wurlitzer electric piano here – in long, stretched-out lines that come off with a groove that's different than Fender Rhodes – a bit rougher, and almost rootsier, despite the electricity – and a perfect match for the vocals of Brenda "Latifah" James, who sings on 3 of the album's cuts. The rest of the lineup includes guitar (often in a wah-wah mode), bass, alto, and tenor – and many of the tracks have a really great slow-building groove with a great sense of space in the rhythms – almost like the funkiest of Vince Guaraldi's electric work. Titles include "Siren Song", "Pendulum", "Gin House Blues", "Fair Breeze On Buzzard's Bay", "Wobbly Bird Blues", and "Granny On The Gramophone". CD

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✨✧ Byard LancasterPersonal Testimony – Then & Now ... CD
Concert Artists/Porter, 1979/2008. Used ... Out Of Stock
An expanded version of this rare album from Philly reedman Byard Lancaster – one that features bonus tracks from recent years! The "Then" part of the album is the album Personal Testimony from 1979 – a wonderfully lyrical and aptly-titled solo set by Lancaster! We typically associate solo sets with AACM members, and Lancaster's free jazz and loft community credentials put him in a similar camp – though he's working in a different mode than you might hear on a solo set from a player like Joseph Jarman or Roscoe Mitchell. Overall, the compositions and playing work along more structured and grooving lines than a fully improvised set – never losing sight of melodic emphasis, or the earthy underlying rhythms – and Lancaster makes some especially nice use of overdubbing on a couple of pieces. He plays piano on one number, but the rest of the set explores all of the various reeds he's known for – alto, flute, piccolo, bass clarinet, and soprano sax. Titles include "Miss Nikki", "In Lovingkindness", "Dogtown", "Hoodoo", "Brotherman", "What A Friend We Have In Jesus", "Marianne & Alicia", "Brian", and "Mind Exercise". CD then features 6 more tracks recorded in 2008 in a similar solo mode, showing that Byard hasn't lost any sense of his genius over the years – and can still express himself in a wonderfully spiritual way. Titles include "Prayer Cry", "Tribalize Lancaster", "Afroville", "Free Mumia", and "Global Key". CD

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✨✧ Jessica PavoneArmy Of Strangers ... CD
Porter, 2011. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Penmark through barcode.)
 
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✨✧ VariousPiece The Next – Japan Breeze – Selected By Hiroko Otsuka ... CD
Key Of Life (Japan), 2016. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An excellent overview of the ways in which the Japanese scene has really changed in recent years – moving past the straighter soul, house, and club jazz of a decade ago – into a range of creative styles that are completely their own! There's definitely a current of jazz that runs through most of this work, but the presentation is very unique overall – groups that change up rhythms in interesting ways, shift the instrumentation and production modes into very groundbreaking territory, and keep pushing the boundaries in the process! There's only one name here we'd heard before – Takuya Kuroda, who gave us records here in the US – but all other artists are new to our ears. Titles include "Porter" by Daiki Tsuneta Millennium Parade, "Spur" by Les Komatis, "Milestones" by Racha Fola, "Bring Me To Having A Curry Rice" by Banda Choro Eletrico, "WTRDR Suite 2 SDOKS" by Osawa Birdwatcherz, "Spank A Lee Jam" by Naked Voice, "The Source" by Satoshi Yoshida, "Green Dolphin Street" by Maya Hatch, and "Waiting In Fain" by Takumi Moriya. CD

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Joao BoscoMinha Historia ... CD
Philips (Brazil), 1970s/1980s. Used ... $6.99
A nice little collection of classic work by Bosco – issued by Philips, but apparently including tracks from his classic years at RCA. The set features 14 tracks in all, and titles include "Linha De Passe", "A nivel De", "Papel marche", "Preta Porter De Tafeta", "Kid Cavaquinho", and "Coisa Feita". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ John EdwardsLife, Love, & Living ... LP
Cotillion, 1976. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A stellar solo set from John Edwards – one of the tightest talents of the southern scene in the mid 70s, and a singer who would later break big with The Spinners! This album's got a really unique vibe – with some slight tropical touches hinted at by the cover image – and some deeper production from David Porter down at the Malaco and Ardent Studios – which ensures that the deep soul component of the music still stays strong! The whole thing's unlike anything else we can think of – and is a definite bridge between 70s soul scenes at the time – echoes of folks like Al Green or Sam Dees, but a tighter approach at points too. Titles include "You, Trouble, & Me", "That's That", "The Key To My Life", and "Baby, Hold On To Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a tracklist sticker.)

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Gil EvansComplete Pacific Jazz Sessions (New Bottle Old Wine/Great Jazz Standards) ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1958/1959. Used ... $7.99
2 wonderful late 50s sessions from arranger Gil Evans – both of which we'd rank right up there with his best work with Miles Davis, or the albums under his own name for Impulse in the 60s! The first half of the CD is from the album New Bottle Old Wine – a record of swinging modern backdrops, used to showcase both the solo talents of a young Cannonball Adderley, and the dynamic energy of Evans himself! Cannon's sharp-edged early tone is a really great sound for the record – far more modern than you might expect from later funk and soul sides of the 60s – and perfectly poised next to Gil's larger back drops to reignite a host of older tunes with new energy! And while the titles are familiar, the readings certainly are not – as the Evans pen has really changed things up beautifully – as you'll hear on numbers that include "St Louis Blues", "King Porter Stomp", "Willow Tree", "Struttin' With Some Barbeque", "Lester Leaps In", "Round About Midnight", "Manteca", and "Bird Feathers". Great Jazz Standards is equally great, a fantastic lost set from Evans – and one that features Mingus trumpeter Johnny Coles as the lead soloist in front of Evans-led modern groups that include players like Elvin Jones, Ray Crawford, Steve Lacy, Budd Johnson, Rod Levitt, and Chuck Wayne. Despite the "standards" in the title, most of these numbers are modern tunes from the 50s – like "Joy Spring", "Ballad Of The Sad Young Men", "Django", "Straight No Chaser", and "Chant Of The Weed" – all given Evans' unique style of arrangement, tweaked up a few notches to give them a really edgey quality. Coles is clearly standing in for Miles here, but the format works well overall! CD features 15 tracks in all, including some newly-improved versions of a few tracks, correcting mistakes in the original records! CD
(Out of print.)

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Gil EvansNew Bottle Old Wine ... CD
Pacific Jazz/Blue Note, 1958. Used ... $5.99
A masterpiece through and through from arranger Gil Evans – a record of swinging modern backdrops, used to showcase both the solo talents of a young Cannonball Adderley, and the dynamic energy of Evans himself! Cannon's sharp-edged early tone is a really great sound for the record – far more modern than you might expect from later funk and soul sides of the 60s – and perfectly poised next to Gil's larger back drops to reignite a host of older tunes with new energy! And while the titles are familiar, the readings certainly are not – as the Evans pen has really changed things up beautifully – as you'll hear on numbers that include "St Louis Blues", "King Porter Stomp", "Willow Tree", "Struttin' With Some Barbeque", "Lester Leaps In", "Round About Midnight", "Manteca", and "Bird Feathers". CD
(Out of print.)

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Ella FitzgeraldSomeone To Watch Over Me ... CD
Verve, 2017. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A record that might have made Ella Fitzgerald turn over in her grave if it was handled the wrong way – but fortunately one that comes as a real surprise, with an organic quality that we never would have expected when we first heard about the project! The album features Ella's older vocals from the Verve years, recast over new orchestrations by the London Symphony Orchestra – who work here in a decidedly jazz-based mode, and maybe make the whole thing feel just like some "with strings" session from the classic Verve years, but with some slight modern arrangements. The presentation also features three "duets" of sorts – one with new vocals added by Gregory Porter, two others with trumpet and vocals pulled from her recordings with Louis Armstrong – but overall, the whole thing really seems to work best when it's just Ella in the spotlight. Titles include "Misty", "I Get A Kick Out Of You", "People Will Say We're In Love", "Someone To Watch Over Me", "They Can't Take That Away From Me", and "Let's Do It". CD

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Cameron GravesPlanetary Prince ... CD
Mack Avenue, 2017. New Copy ... $16.99 17.98
A fantastic debut as a leader from pianist Cameron Graves – an artist you might know from Kamasi Washington's album The Epic – and an even more tremendous talent when he gets his own chance to shine in the spotlight! Graves has a very bold, righteous vision here – a mode that's in the same California Get Down spirit as Washington's music, but with more focus on the structures built up by the piano – almost a post-modal approach, with soaring spiritual currents – served up not just by Graves on the keys, but also by Kamasi Washington on tenor, Philip Dizack on trumpet, and Ryan Porter on trombone! The three horns have a way of wrapping together as a core, then soaring to the skies – while Graves pumps up the movement with a great deal of energy, and the soloists break off on their own. The group also features bass from Thundercat on two tracks, and Hadrien Faraud on the rest – plus drums from Ronald Bruner. Graves produced – which gives the record a very different feel than other Mack Avenue releases – and titles include "Isle Of Love", "The Lucifer Rebellion", "El Diablo", "Adam & Eve", "Planetary Prince", "The End Of Corporatism", and "Satania Our Solar System". CD

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Isaac HayesSpirit Of Memphis – 1962 to 1976 (4CD set – plus bonus 7 inch single) ... CD
Stax/Craft, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 4CD & 7 inch ... $53.99 59.99
An incredible tribute to the genius of Memphis Soul legend Issac Hayes – one that's overflowing with unreleased material, and presented in a totally cool package! The set's shaped like a 7" single box – and is book-like, with very detailed notes by Stax historian Robert Gordon, alongside page after page of vintage photos and other cool images, too. And inside some of the pages are 4 super-cool CDs – each of which has a different theme that further exposes Ike's genius! CD1 is titled "Soul Songwriter Soul Producer" – and features two dozen tracks that Hayes handled for Stax/Volt – material by The Astors, Danny White, David Porter, Floyd Newman, Johnnie Taylor, Charlie Rich, Judy Clay, The Charmels, Soul Children, Billy Eckstine, The Emotions, Ruby Johnson, and others. CD2 is titled "Volt & Enterprise Singles" – and features all the 7" tracks released by Isaac Hayes during his time on those labels – including two tracks done as a duet with David Porter, two more as Sir Isaac & The Do-Dads, and even a rare Radio Spot too! Things really get interesting on CD3, titled "Cover Man" – which features those cool, long extrapolations of other folks' songs that Hayes pioneered on his albums – but included here with unreleased material too. There's a great never-heard take on "Windows Of The World" – plus unreleased PUSH Black Expo material from 1970 – live takes on "Ten Commandments Of Love", "Just Want To Make Love To You/Rock Me Baby", "I Stand Accused", and "Stormy Monday". CD4 is maybe the coolest of the bunch – titled "Jam Master", with those long grooves that Ike did in the studio while putting together records. Almost all the tracks on CD4 are previously unissued – including "You've Made Me So Very Happy", "Black Militant's Place", "Ain't No Sunshine", "Do Your Thing (extended jam)", "Groove A Thon (extended jam)", and "Hung Up On My Baby (extended jam)". And if all that isn't enough, the set even comes with a cool 7" replica of Ike's first single for the Youngstown label – "Laura We're On Our First Go-Round". CD

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✨✧ Albert KingBorn Under A Bad Sign (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Stax, 1967. Sealed (reissue)... $14.99
One of THE electric blues records of the 60s – a seminal set by Albert King that was probably blasted out of more college dorm rooms than southside juke joints, but which still more than deserves its due! The set was recorded by Stax with a nice raw sound – guitar very much upfront, but also set amidst arrangements that have a bit more soul than the average Chicago blues session from the same time. The set features a number of originals by Stax regulars like Booker T and David Porter – and titles include "The Hunter", "Born Under A Bad Sign", "Crosscut Saw", "Down Don't Bother Me", "Laundromat Blues", and "Personal Manager". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has marker through the barcode.)
Also available Born Under A Bad Sign (180 gram pressing) ... LP 19.99

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Albert KingBorn Under A Bad Sign (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Stax, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 21.99
One of THE electric blues records of the 60s – a seminal set by Albert King that was probably blasted out of more college dorm rooms than southside juke joints, but which still more than deserves its due! The set was recorded by Stax with a nice raw sound – guitar very much upfront, but also set amidst arrangements that have a bit more soul than the average Chicago blues session from the same time. The set features a number of originals by Stax regulars like Booker T and David Porter – and titles include "The Hunter", "Born Under A Bad Sign", "Crosscut Saw", "Down Don't Bother Me", "Laundromat Blues", and "Personal Manager". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Born Under A Bad Sign (180 gram pressing) ... LP 14.99

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Junior ManceTruckin & Trakin ... LP
Beehive, 1984. Sealed ... $2.99
An overlooked gem from pianist Junior Mance – and maybe one of the most old school records he cut in the 80s! The set's a no-nonsense, soul-drenched session that maybe feels more like Prestige Records' soul jazz years than you might expect, given the date – with Mance on piano in a cool combo that features Walt Bolden on drums and Martin Rivera on bass – plus some great guest work from David Newman on both tenor and flute! The production is a bit modern – even though handled by old Prestige studio maestro Bob Porter – but the performance is very vintage – and titles include "Funky Carnival", "Mean Old Amtrak", "Truckin", "Miss Otis Regrets", and "Birk's Works". LP, Vinyl record album

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Shelly ManneHot Coles ... CD
Flying Dutchman/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... About January 24, 2018
A surprisingly great little album – despite a very stupid cover! The concept of the "Coles" in the title is that all the songs on the record are Cole Porter compositions – but unlike other Porter tribute records, which are fairly traditional, Manne takes the tracks in a hip 70s style that often features some nice electric playing and some slyly funky rhythms. The players on the set are great – and include Tom Scott on flute and soprano sax, Moacir Santos on percussion, Victor Feldman on piano, and Mike Wofford on electric piano! Titles include "Love For Sale", "All Of You", "Begin The Beguine", "Easy To Love", "Get Out Of Town", and "Night & Day". CD
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Shelly ManneHot Coles ... LP
Flying Dutchman, 1975. Near Mint- ... $7.99
A surprisingly great little album – despite a very stupid cover! The concept of the "Coles" in the title is that all the songs on the record are Cole Porter compositions – but unlike other Porter tribute records, which are fairly traditional, Manne takes the tracks in a hip 70s style that often features some nice electric playing and some slyly funky rhythms. The players on the set are great – and include Tom Scott on flute and soprano sax, Moacir Santos on percussion, Victor Feldman on piano, and Mike Wofford on electric piano! Titles include "Love For Sale", "All Of You", "Begin The Beguine", "Easy To Love", "Get Out Of Town", and "Night & Day". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the original printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout notch, some residue, and a name in pen.)

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Bill Mason/Gary ChandlerGettin' Off/Outlook (UK pressing) ... CD
Westbound (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... $10.99 18.99
2 killer jazz funk albums – both rare, and both on one CD! The records were cut for the short-lived Eastbound side of the soul/funk Westbound label, both under the supervision of Bob Porter, who handled some of the best early 70s jazz funk work for Prestige! Both albums also feature drumming by the super-heavy Idris Muhammad – who keeps things very much in his classic breakbeat mode. Bill Mason was an obscure organ player who performed on the legendary Rusty Bryant funk LPs (Fire Eater & Wildfire), and his session here has the same kind of fierce groove – with tenor by Hubert Laws, trumpet by Gary Chandler, and guitar by Wilbert Longmire. Titles on that one include "Gettin Off", "Stone", "Mistery Jay", and "Now Run & Tell That". Gary Chandler's album is even better – and features organ work by Ceasar Frazier, guitar by Cornell Dupree, and tenor by Harold Ousley. The album includes a much-sampled version of "Baby Let Me Take You In My Arms", plus the cuts "Kaleidoscope", "Jet Set", and "Blue Dues". Both records are great – and together, they'd cost you well over $100 in the original! CD

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✨✧ Howard McGheeWest Coast 1945 to 1947 ... CD
Uptown, Mid 40s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Wonderful work from one of the most important early bop trumpeters – the mighty Howard McGhee, heard here in a set of rare material that includes obscure studio sessions and some surprisingly great live performances too! McGhee was one of the first and the best to turn the trumpet towards bop – a player at a level that matched the young Clifford Brown or Fats Navarro at their best – especially in these formative early years, when Howard had a sense of tone and timing that was completely sublime! Most tracks are short and very tight – and even the ballads have this crispness that really illustrates the fresh contributions that McGhee was making to music at the time. The set features four tracks from a 1945 Philo Records session, four more from a 1946 Melodisc session, and eleven more tracks from radio broadcasts – all surprisingly well recorded. Players include Teddy Edwards on tenor (on most of the tracks here), Sonny Criss on alto, George Crawford or Vernon Biddle on piano, Bob Kesterson on bass, and the great Roy Porter on drums. Titles include "Night In Tunisia", "Howard's Blues", "Killin Jive", "The Man I Love", "Dark Eyes", "Mop Mop", "Lifestream", "Night Mist", "Blues A La King", "Ornithology", and "Intersection". CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Jimmy McGriffMcGriff's House Party ... CD
Milestone, 2000. Used ... $6.99
Jimmy McGriff's having a house party – and he's invited along Lonnie Smith for a unique double-organ groove! Smith's only on about half the album's tracks, but the rest feature some great tenor from Eric Alexander, plus a bit more from Bill Easley – both artists who are well-suited to a Hammond-heavy groove! Other players include Kenny Rampton on trumpet, Rodney Jones on guitar, and Bernard Purdie on drums – the last two of whom really help give the set a classic feel, working in a very old school setting – with production by Bob Porter in the studio of Rudy Van Gelder. Titles include "Blues For Stitt", "Neckbones A La Carte", "Dishin The Dirt", "Grits Gravy & Groove", "That's All", and "Red Cadillac Boogaloo". CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole. CD has a promo stamp.)

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Mark MurphyJazz Singer – Anthology – The Muse Years 1972 to 1991 ... CD
Muse/Soul Brother (UK), 1970s/1980s. New Copy ... $14.99
A killer collection of work from one of the hippest jazz singers of all time – captured here at a point when he was really opening up into some fresh, unique territory of his own! Mark Murphy first began recording in the mid 50s for Decca, and had a run of other records in the 60s for Capitol, Fontana, and other labels – but by the time he hit Muse Records in the 70s, he was really open to new ideas – and able to do far more than just the simple singing of a tune! Instead, he'd worked his voice into a mode that was more like an instrument overall – able to run free with brilliant solo passages, and inflect the lyrics in ways that even the great singers of years before might never have dreamed of! And at Muse, he got excellent support and instrumental backing – always hip combos, and the freedom to create the sort of special albums that still make his records for the label a real high point in the development of jazz vocals. These are sides that went onto inform generations of singers – from Kurt Elling, to Gregory Porter, and so many others – and this well-chosen selection of songs is completely sublime. Titles include "On The Red Clay", "Stolen Moments", "Effendi", "Naima", "Maiden Voyage", "Lookin For Another Pure Love", "Waters Of March", "Come & Get Me", "Be-Bop Lives", "Dingwalls", "Cantaloupe Island", "Sly", "Empty Faces", and "Two Kites". CD

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Redd Holt UnlimitedIsaac, Isaac, Isaac ... LP
Paula, 1974. Very Good+ ... $19.99
An excellent album by Isaac Redd Holt – one half of the incredible Young-Holt rhythm team, bursting out nicely here on his own! This is Redd's second album – first for Paula, as the other one was a jazz effort on Argo back in the 60s – and it's a wild blend of jazz, funk, and a lot of other weird sounds. The introduction's totally cool, and features Redd running through a list of hip little clubs in American cities, then the album launches into the great "Listen to the Drums", which has a tight pounding groove, and moves on to a whole bunch of other jazzy cuts like "Flo", "Slow Funk", and "Let the Spirit In". Redd sings a bit, which isn't too bad (mostly), but it's the grooves that will keep you coming back. Very much in the spirit of Roy Porter's legendary funk albums – but probably a bit tighter! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing! Cover has some ringwear, heavy wear on the top seam, and a name in marker on back. Labels have some marker.)

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Mick RonsonPlay Don't Worry (180 gram pressing) ... LP
RCA/Drastic Plastic, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... On June 30, 2017 (delayed)
Catchy glam pop from guitarist Mick Ronson – the blazing player best remembered for his work with Bowie, here blending punchy riffs and heavier sounds with bubbly hooks and playful production touches. Our favorite tunes showcase the heavy guitar fuzz, but the oddball cutesy songs are endearing in their strange way. Ronson kind of throws a bunch of stuff at the wall here, and the stuff that sticks gets you nodding your head and smiling at the more innocuous touches. Titles include "Billy Porter", "This Is For You", a weird, piano peppered cover of the Velvet Underground's "White Light/White Heat", "Empty Bed", "This Is For You", "Woman" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Mick RonsonPlay Don't Worry (swirl colored vinyl) ... LP
RCA/Drastic Plastic, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... On June 30, 2017 (delayed)
Catchy glam pop from guitarist Mick Ronson – the blazing player best remembered for his work with Bowie, here blending punchy riffs and heavier sounds with bubbly hooks and playful production touches. Our favorite tunes showcase the heavy guitar fuzz, but the oddball cutesy songs are endearing in their strange way. Ronson kind of throws a bunch of stuff at the wall here, and the stuff that sticks gets you nodding your head and smiling at the more innocuous touches. Titles include "Billy Porter", "This Is For You", a weird, piano peppered cover of the Velvet Underground's "White Light/White Heat", "Empty Bed", "This Is For You", "Woman" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Ian MatthewsIf You Saw Thro' My Eyes ... LP
Vertigo, 1971. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $8.99
A really nice set from Ian Matthews – who cut his teeth a few years earlier with Fairport Convention – and gets a little help here from fellow Fairporters Sandy Denny and Richard Thompson. Ian's warmth in the vocal department really glows here – and the sound overall brings in some sweet country rock and west coast folk rock as well as any Brit effort we can think of. Very good stuff! Tracks include "Desert Inn", "Hearts", "Never Ending", "Reno Nevada", "Hinge I", "Hinge II", "Southern Wind", Morgan The Pirate", "If You Saw Thro' My Eyes" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Swirl label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Wilson PickettWilson Pickett Sings Bobby Womack ... CD
Atlantic/Kent (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $14.99 19.99
Two of the hippest soul artists of the late 60s – coming together here for an incredible collection of work! Bobby Womack would explode into huge fame as a star in his own right at the end of the decade – but at the time of these recordings, he was mostly getting play as a songwriter – and the young Wilson Pickett was one of the strongest supporters of his work! The tracks here were all recorded between 1966 and 1968 for Atlantic Records – including many excellent Muscle Shoals recordings – and the style of Womack's writing is a perfect blend with the deep soul vocals of the Wicked Pickett – at a level that almost seems to provide a blueprint for the mode that Bobby would use on his first few length albums. The lyrics are wonderful – full of fantastic feeling, and arguably more mature than some of the contemporary soul from the time – and it's wonderful to hear all the selections together in one place, especially with detailed notes that really frame the whole project. Titles include "It's A Groove", "Let's Get An Understanding", "People Make The World What It Is", "Trust Me", "Remember I Been Good To You", "I've Come A Long Way", "Sit Down & Talk This Over", "Nothing You Can Do", "I'm In Love", "I'm Sorry About That", "I Found A True Love", "We've Got To Have Love", and "Jealous Love" – and the CD also features two great bonus tracks – an early Bobby Womack single from Atlantic in 1967 – with Bobby singing "Find Me Somebody" and "How Does It Feel". CD

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Brian Wilson/Ben GreenmanI Am Brian Wilson – A Memoir (hardcover) ... Book
Random House, 2016. New Copy ... $8.99 32.00
The story of Brian Wilson has been told by countless reporters and journalists over the years – but for the first time, the man himself opens himself up – and provides a view into his life and music that's as heartbreaking and bittersweet as his countless great songs! The book's penned from today's perspective – so it's a hopeful, redemptive Wilson who's presenting the story – which maybe allows him to be even more frank about some of the darker moments, but also have a sense of perspective that brings in some surprising anecdotes and personal experiences – both from the far past, and from some very under-documented years too. The story's got some great moments that offer a real window into the experience of a rock legend away from the limelight – and the book is hardcover, 310 pages, with some black and white images. Book
(Spine has a small remainder mark.)

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Steve YoungSeven Bridges Road – The Complete Recordings (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Ace (UK), 1972. New Copy ... $11.99
The lasting classic from underground legend Steve Young – a set that features his famous original version of the title track, which was recorded by a number of key talents in the 70s – but which is even more important as a testament to Steve's unique place in music! Young had country roots in the south, but worked the folk scene in California in the 60s – and, like some of his best contemporaries, really transformed into something else – partly through a relationship with Van Dyke Parks, who was a key early supporter – but clearly very much his own visionary, too! Young has a voice with a depth that recalls Tim Buckley's farther reaches at times – but a much more homegrown approach – and the songs here are unassuming country numbers that might sit well next to the hippest of the 70s scene – with resonance that runs a space between Austin and LA. Titles include "Seven Bridges Road", "My Oklahoma", "White Trash Song", "One Car Funeral Procession", "Lonesome Orry & Mean", "Come Sit By My Side", "Montgomery In The Rain", and "True Note". This great CD version features material that was recorded at the same time, but only showed up on later reworked versions of the record by Rounder and Blue Canyon – plus some re-recordings too – titles that include "I Can't Hold Myself In Line", "Days Of 49", "Wild Goose", "Ballad Of William Sycamore", "White Trash Song", and "Seven Bridges Road". Also features earlier 45 rpm tracks for Reprise – "Down In The Flood (aka Crash On The Levee)" and "The White Trash Song (aka There's A High Tide Risin)". CD

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VariousCraig Charles Funk & Soul Club 5 ... CD
Freestyle (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $12.99
A blistering array of contemporary funk and soul cuts – all served up by DJ Craig Charles – once an actor on the UK scene, now one of the biggest supporters of the global funk underground! As with previous volumes, the set pulls together a range of killer tracks from recent years – music that begins with the Daptone-styled groove, but opens up into lots of other funky styles too – mixed with a few vintage tracks for good measure! Titles include "Begin Again" by Carleen Anderson, "You What" by Andy Tolman Cartel, "Super Freak" by The Traffic, "Love Is Blind" by The Hawkmen, "Galaxia" by Joyous, "I Get By" by Daytoner, "Body" by Kylie Auldist, "Year Of The Rooster" by Scone Cash Players, "Funky Spider Dance (reflex revision)" by Henri Pierre Noel, "Change For The World" by Charles Bradley, "Everybody Do The Watusi" by Nicole Willis & Umo Jazz Orchestra, "Talking Black" by Anatoly Ice & Dariya, "Endless Chain" by Tanika Charles, and "Show Me What You've Got" by Nightshifters. CD

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✨✧ Kurt EllingBeautiful Day – Kurt Elling Sings Christmas ... CD
Okeh, 2016. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent addition to the Christmas jazz canon – a wonderfully warm album of vocal performances from the great Kurt Elling, served up here in a really classic style! We love Kurt's regular work – and have been strong supporters since he first got his start here in Chicago – and the sense of songcraft he brings to the performances here are really wonderful – far more than just a singer brought in the studio in July, to hack out a few tunes for December – and instead, more of a journey to seek deeper meaning from the music in general – as Elling weaves together familiar songs and new moments with a lot more complexity than the average Christmas record. Arrangements are by Kurt and band members Stuart Mindeman, John McLean, and Clark Sommers – and titles include "The Snow Is Deep On The Ground/Snowfall", "Christmas Children", "We Three Kings", "Some Children See Him", "The Michigan Farm", "Same Old Lang Syne", "This Christmas", and "The Beautiful Day" – plus some shorter "Wencelaus/Image" pieces, used by Kurt to link together some passages of the album. CD

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✨✧ Kurt EllingBeautiful Day – Kurt Elling Sings Christmas (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Okeh/Music On Vinyl (UK), 2016. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent addition to the Christmas jazz canon – a wonderfully warm album of vocal performances from the great Kurt Elling, served up here in a really classic style! We love Kurt's regular work – and have been strong supporters since he first got his start here in Chicago – and the sense of songcraft he brings to the performances here are really wonderful – far more than just a singer brought in the studio in July, to hack out a few tunes for December – and instead, more of a journey to seek deeper meaning from the music in general – as Elling weaves together familiar songs and new moments with a lot more complexity than the average Christmas record. Arrangements are by Kurt and band members Stuart Mindeman, John McLean, and Clark Sommers – and titles include "The Snow Is Deep On The Ground/Snowfall", "Christmas Children", "We Three Kings", "Some Children See Him", "The Michigan Farm", "Same Old Lang Syne", "This Christmas", and "The Beautiful Day" – plus some shorter "Wencelaus/Image" pieces, used by Kurt to link together some passages of the album. LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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