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Carter/Ives/PorterAmerican Chamber Music – 20th Century – Sonata For Flute, Oboe, & Harpsichord/Largo For Violin, Clarinet, & Piano/Quintet For Oboe & Strin ... LP
Deutsche Grammophon (Germany), 1971. Near Mint- ... $8.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Ives/PorterViolin Sonata No 1/Violin Sonata No 2 – Rafael Druian/John Simms ... LP
Mercury, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Maroon label mono pressing, with deep groove and marker on both sides. Cover has a small split on the top seam and some pen & marker on back.)

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Harold Mabern with Gregory Porter & Kurt EllingAfro Blue ... CD
Smoke Sessions, 2015. New Copy ... $16.99 17.99
The great Harold Mabern kicks it hard with a key core group – then finds a way to open up with some surprise guest artists as well – including singers Gregory Porter, Kurt Elling, Jane Monheit, and Norah Jones! The core of the album features Mabern's piano rocketing out with rhythm from John Webber on bass and Joe Farnsworth on drums – and getting some strong tenor work from the mighty Eric Alexander – and as the set goes on, the group also brings in Jeremy Pelt on trumpet, Peter Bernstein on guitar, and Steve Turre on trombone. But the key force here is the singers – especially Porter and Elling, who seem to find an old school space with the group that really takes them back to their roots. Elling sings on "You Needed Me", "Portrait Of Jennie", and "Billie's Bounce"'; Porter sings on "Afro Blue" and "The Man From Hyde Park"; Monheit sings on "I'll Take Romance" and "My One & Only Love"; and Norah Jones sings on "Don't Misunderstand" and "Fools Rush In". CD also features Alexis Cole on "Such Is Life" – and the instrumental tracks "The Chief", "Mozzin", and "Bobby Benny Jymie Lee Bu". CD
Also available Afro Blue (180 gram pressing) ... LP 28.99

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Harold Mabern with Gregory Porter & Kurt EllingAfro Blue (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Smoke Sessions, 2015. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99 39.99
The great Harold Mabern kicks it hard with a key core group – then finds a way to open up with some surprise guest artists as well – including singers Gregory Porter, Kurt Elling, Jane Monheit, and Norah Jones! The core of the album features Mabern's piano rocketing out with rhythm from John Webber on bass and Joe Farnsworth on drums – and getting some strong tenor work from the mighty Eric Alexander – and as the set goes on, the group also brings in Jeremy Pelt on trumpet, Peter Bernstein on guitar, and Steve Turre on trombone. But the key force here is the singers – especially Porter and Elling, who seem to find an old school space with the group that really takes them back to their roots. Elling sings on "You Needed Me", "Portrait Of Jennie", and "Billie's Bounce"'; Porter sings on "Afro Blue" and "The Man From Hyde Park"; Monheit sings on "I'll Take Romance" and "My One & Only Love"; and Norah Jones sings on "Don't Misunderstand" and "Fools Rush In". CD also features Alexis Cole on "Such Is Life" – and the instrumental tracks "The Chief", "Mozzin", and "Bobby Benny Jymie Lee Bu". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Afro Blue ... CD 16.99

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Cole PorterBut In The Morning, No ... CD
Naxos, 1930s/Early 40s. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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David PorterVictim Of The Joke? ... CD
Stax, 1971. Used ... $6.99
Probably the best-remembered solo album from David Porter – one half of the famous Hayes/Porter team that ruled Stax Records in the 60s, although not as successful as an artist on his own as Isaac Hayes! Porter's style is a lot more adventurous – and this album's a wonderful illustration of that fact – an offbeat mix of dialogue, sound effects, and straighter soul vocals – put together as kind of a "suite", with a really unified feel. Like Hayes' baroque symphonies in soul, David's obviously trying to stretch past shorter song forms – and we really love his creative chances on the record. Titles include the legendary "I'm Afraid The Masquerade Is Over" – which has been sampled many times over the years – plus the tracks "Human", "Pretty Inside", "Storm In the Summertime", "When You Have To Sneak", and "If I Give It Up I Want It Back". CD

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Gregory PorterIssues Of Life – Features & Remixes (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Membran (Germany), 2014. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $16.99
A great companion to all the full length albums from the mighty Gregory Porter – as this special set brings together his side projects, appearances with other artists, and remixes as well! We love Porter's own records – and honestly feel that he's one of the freshest jazz vocal talents to come along in years – but he's also great when working in new formats too, and really brings his a-game to just about any other setting he approaches! Most of the music here is still in the jazz-based style of Porter's other records, but a few tracks are a bit more groove-heavy too – yet never in a way that's disrespectful of the vocals, or Gregory's core contributions. Titles include "About The Children" and "Be My Monster Love" done with David Murray, "Moanin (radio)" with Paul Zauner's Blue Brass, "Issues Of Life", "She's Gone", and "Just In Time" with Zbonics, "Song Of The Wind" by M1/Brian Jackson – plus remixes that include "1960 What (Opolopo kick & bass rerub)" and "She Danced Across The Floor (Automart rmx)". Also includes the unreleased titles "Nowhere To Run" and "Hope Is A Thing With Feathers"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Gregory PorterLive In Berlin (2CDs/blu-ray DVD) ... CD
Eagle Rock, 2016. New Copy 2CD & Blu-ray ... $31.99 34.99
A fantastic live performance from the mighty Gregory Porter – an artist we've loved right since his very first record, and who's continued to amaze us with his growth over the space of a few short years! This set encompasses most of those years – as Porter reworks tracks from his handful of albums in a beautiful concert setting – relaxed, laidback, with just a small jazz combo on a spare stage – which keeps a vibe that's similar to the studio albums, but with corners that open up in very cool ways, especially when some of the musicians take off on solos. There's a few surprises, too – as Porter picks up covers by older artists, and brings them into the mix – and titles include "On My Way To Harlem/What's Going On", "Consequence Of Love", "Liquid Spirit", "Hey Laura", "Papa Was A Rolling Stone", "1960 What", "Free/Thank You Falettinme Be Mice Elf Again", "In Fashion", "Be Good", "Work Song", "Musical Genocide", and "Don't Be A Fool". Full concert audio on 2CDs – and all the songs together on the DVD! CD
Also available Live In Berlin (2CDs/DVD) ... CD 26.99

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Gregory PorterLive In Berlin (2CDs/DVD) ... CD
Eagle Rock, 2016. New Copy 2CD & DVD ... $26.99 29.99
A fantastic live performance from the mighty Gregory Porter – an artist we've loved right since his very first record, and who's continued to amaze us with his growth over the space of a few short years! This set encompasses most of those years – as Porter reworks tracks from his handful of albums in a beautiful concert setting – relaxed, laidback, with just a small jazz combo on a spare stage – which keeps a vibe that's similar to the studio albums, but with corners that open up in very cool ways, especially when some of the musicians take off on solos. There's a few surprises, too – as Porter picks up covers by older artists, and brings them into the mix – and titles include "On My Way To Harlem/What's Going On", "Consequence Of Love", "Liquid Spirit", "Hey Laura", "Papa Was A Rolling Stone", "1960 What", "Free/Thank You Falettinme Be Mice Elf Again", "In Fashion", "Be Good", "Work Song", "Musical Genocide", and "Don't Be A Fool". Full concert audio on 2CDs – and all the songs together on the DVD! CD
Also available Live In Berlin (2CDs/blu-ray DVD) ... CD 31.99

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Nolan PorterNo Apologies/Nolan (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Porterville, Early 70s. New Copy ... $8.99
The only couple of albums by Nolan Porter from the early 70s – unjustly obscure records that combine swampy, funky and rock-oriented soul with more polished touches – and while there are plenty of diverse stylistic twists and turns, Nolan's voice is genuinely soulful throughout! First up is No Apologies, from 1970, originally released on the Lizard label, with Lowell George on lead guitar, while Nolan sings in an off-kilter style – that's a bit bluesy, and not too far from the "down home" style of early 70s rock acts of which The Band were a part. Tracks include "The Fifth One", "Iron Out The Rough Spots", "Don't Make Me Color My Black Face Blue", "Fe Fi Fo Fum", and "What Would You Do If I Did That To You?". Nolan is another obscure one – released on ABC in 1972 – with some very catchy LA soul grooves, and some strange Carribbean soul elements running through the mix. Nolan's voice is a bit fey, a bit dramatic, but also rootsy at the same time – and the overall presentation of the album's pretty hard to describe without playing it. There's elements of southern soul, West Indian rhythms, and sweet LA production, touched with slight bits of rock. Titles include "Groovin Out On Life", "Oh Baby", "Crazy Love", "If I Could Only Be Sure", "Work It Out In The Morning", and "I Like What You Give". This 2014 CD version includes 3 bonus tracks: "Only A Thought Away", "Bird Without A Song (1980 Version)" and "Alive (AAA Mix)". CD

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Royce Porter & FriendsTexas Teenage Bop ... CD
El Toro (Spain), Late 50s. Used ... $8.99
... CD

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✨✧ Frank Sinatra/Cole Porter/Nelson RiddleCan Can ... LP
Capitol, 1959. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Great late Capitol work from Frank Sinatra – complete with Nelson Riddle arrangements! Tunes are all by Cole Porter, and Frank sings "It's All Right With Me", "Let's Do It", "C'Est Magnifique", and "I Love Paris". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing.)

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✨✧ Porter WagonerI Wonder Where You Are Tonight ... CD
Southern Routes, 1960s. New Copy ... $12.99 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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✨✧ Gregory Porter1960 What (orig, Opolopo kick & bass re-rub) ... 12-inch
Expansion (UK), 2012. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great groove from singer Gregory Porter – the first tune that really brought him to our attention – making a debut appearance here on vinyl! The original of "1960 What" is plenty great – running for over 12 minutes, and building in this jazzy groove that's really wonderful – topped by vocals from Porter that almost rank with some of Gil Scott-Heron's best in the 70s! The remix tries for a bit more of a contemporary rhythm – nice enough, but we're more than happy just to have the original version on wax. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Cole PorterLet's Misbehave! – A Cole Porter Collection 1927 to 1940 ... CD
Naxos, Late 20s/1930s. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ David PorterVictim Of The Joke? ... LP
Enterprise, 1971. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Probably the best-remembered solo album from David Porter – one half of the famous Hayes/Porter team that ruled Stax Records in the 60s, although not as successful as an artist on his own as Isaac Hayes! Porter's style is a lot more adventurous – and this album's a wonderful illustration of that fact – an offbeat mix of dialogue, sound effects, and straighter soul vocals – put together as kind of a "suite", with a really unified feel. Like Hayes' baroque symphonies in soul, David's obviously trying to stretch past shorter song forms – and we really love his creative chances on the record. Titles include the legendary "I'm Afraid The Masquerade Is Over" – which has been sampled many times over the years – plus the tracks "Human", "Pretty Inside", "Storm In the Summertime", "When You Have To Sneak", and "If I Give It Up I Want It Back". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a light crease on one corner, otherwise looks great!)
Also available Victim Of The Joke? ... CD 6.99

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Eddie Cano & His SextetCole Porter, Duke Ellington & Me ... CD
RCA, 1956/1957. Used ... $12.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Sonny CrissSonny Criss Plays Cole Porter ... LP
Imperial, 1956. Near Mint- ... $33.99
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
(Japanese pressing, on King – with insert – in beautiful shape!)

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✨✧ Ella FitzgeraldCole Porter Songbook (2LP set) ... LP
Verve, 1956. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A 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
(70s pressing.)

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Lee Konitz & Red MitchellI Concentrate On You – A Tribute To Cole Porter (Steeplechase) ... LP
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1974. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Konitz plays alto, and Mitchell plays bass and a bit of piano – on titles that include "I Love You", "Night & Day", "I Love Paris", "Love For Sale", and "It's All Right With Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small smudge on back.)
 
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Odean PopeWhat Went Before – Vol 1 ... CD
Porter, 1995/2000. Used ... $8.99
Bold work from tenorist Odean Pope – a player who first rose to fame with Max Roach in the 80s, and who went on to record some great material on his own! This set features Pope trio material from two different sessions – one in 1995, one in 2000, both in a similarly dynamic format that features Odean's tenor in the lead, with support from bass and drums – all in a freewheeling sort of mode, but one that's never too far out – always rhythmic and spiritually searching, with a Billy Harper-like sense of power and righteousness! Tyrone Brown handles bass on all tracks, and his sound is wonderful – very round and warm-toned, at a level that underscores the deeply soulful aspects of Pope's lines on tenor. Drums are by either Mickey Roker or Craig McLyer – and titles include "You Remind Me", "Knot It Off", "CIS", "Good Question", "Terrestrial", and "Convictions". CD

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Heikki SarmantoBoston Date ... CD
Porter, 1970. Used ... $4.99
There's a great confluence of talents in this rare live recording done in Boston in 1970 – a set that features the leader talents of Heikki Sarmanto on piano, plus work from fellow Finn Juhani Aaltonen on tenor – alongside bass from George Mraz, guitar from Lance Gunderson, and drums from Craig Herndon! The music has a relatively unique feel – a bit free at points, but somewhat wispy at others – almost hung between the poles of initial 60s jazz experimentation and some of the more artful modes of the 70s loft jazz scene – but also touched with some more open-ended European tunes, especially in the blend of guitar and saxophone. Tracks are all pretty long, and titles include "MC", "Run", "Grass Dream", "Ibiza", "A Different Kind Of Smile", and "Top Of The Prude". CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Heikki SarmantoCounterbalance ... CD
EMI/Porter, 1971. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A rare gem from the Finnish scene of the early 70s – a set of stretched-out electric jazz numbers that features some of the best players from the Love Records scene, coming together here with an even more open and creative feel! The group features Heikki Sarmanto on Fender Rhodes, alongside a lineup that includes Juhani Aaltonen on flute, Lance Gunderson on guitar, Pekka Sarmanto on bass, and Craig Herndon on drums – a combo who work with a very free-flowing sense of energy, one that's motivated most strongly by the guitar and keyboards, which themselves have a spacious sort of approach. The music's never too far out, and always has these warmly lyrical moments that are totally great – and quite unique in European fusion for the time – almost a hint of sentiment that really grounds the record, but never in a sappy sort of way. Titles include "Azure Skies", "Jai Guru Dev", "Wolf", "Moonflower", and "Counterbalance". CD
(Barcode has some marker.)
 
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✨✧ VariousSuper Breaks 3 – Essential Funk, Soul & Jazz Samples and Breakbeats ... LP
BGP/Ace (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
More funky breaks than Evel Knevel after the Snake River Canyon jump! The groove hounds at BGP records were set loose on the Ace catalog – which includes holdings from Atlantic, Stax, Volt, Westbound, and other funky classic labels – and they managed to come up with a killer batch of funky cuts, even though this is their 3rd dip into the crates! If anything, perhaps they dipped even deeper this time – especially as some of the once-trusted sources for breaks, like the famous Ultimate Breaks & Beats series, are now disappearing from the market. Titles include "Soul Pad" by The Coasters, "I Walk On Gilded Splinters" by Johnny Jenkins, "T Plays It Cool" by Marvin Gaye, "Nappy Dugout" by Funkadelic, "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" by Jimmy Ponder, "Get Out Of My Life Woman" by The Mad Lads, "The Rose" by 50 Foot Hose, "Holy Ghost" by The Bar Kays, "No Strings Attached" by The Mad Lads, "After Laughter Comes Tears" by Wendy Rene, "River's Invitation" by Freddie Robinson, "This House Is Smokin" by BT Express, "Music Man (parts 1 & 2)" by Pleasure Web, and "I'm Afraid The Masquerade Is Over" by David Porter. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Super Breaks 3 – Essential Funk, Soul & Jazz Samples and Breakbeats ... CD 10.99

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Black MilkAlbum Of The Year ... LP
Fat Beats/Decon, 2010. New Copy 2 LPs (reissue)... $16.99 18.98
Album Of The Year from Detroit producer/MC Black Milk – with guests Royce Da 5'9 & Elzhi, AB, Mr Porter, Melanie Rutherford, Monica Blaire and Danny Brown. Includes "365", "Welcome (Gotta Go)", "Keep Going", "Oh Girl" feat AB, "Deadly Medley", "Over Again" feat Monica Blaire, "Black And Brown" feat Danny Brown, "Gospel Psychedelic Rock", "Closed Chapter" feat Mr Porter and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Gil EvansRoots (aka New Bottle Old Wine) ... LP
World Pacific/Fontana (Netherlands), 1958. Very Good ... $19.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Unusual vintage Dutch pressing – great cover image! One corner of the cover has a light crease, but rest is great.)

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Ella FitzgeraldDream Dancing ... CD
Pablo, 1972/1978. Used ... $6.99
Ella swings a set of tunes by Cole Porter – her first tribute to the songwriter since a Verve songbook session of the 50s – but done with some very classic-styled backings from Nelson Riddle! Both Riddle and Ella had come up with some nice groovy elements in their music by the time of this early 70s session – and the album really benefits from those changes – picking up some of the slight bounce and undercurrents of grooviness that Fitzgerald showed on late 60s records for MPS and Reprise, which makes for some really fresh moments on these Porter tunes! The set's hardly a simple rehash of standard modes – and is more a groovy Riddle/Fitzgerald swinger overall – on tunes that include "Down In The Depths", "I've Got You Under My Skin", "Anything Goes", "My Heart Belongs To Daddy", "At Long Last Love", and "C'Est Magnifique". CD
(Out of print first Pablo pressing.)

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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 HayesMan! – The Ultimate Isaac Hayes 1969 to 1977 ... LP
Stax (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP ... Just Sold Out!
The "man" is at the top of his powers here – as the set pulls together an insanely great run of music from Isaac Hayes' first years as a solo act – coming on strong with a new sort of sophisticated soul sound that would transform a generation! Hayes had already hit big in the 60s working with writer David Porter – as the force behind some of Stax Records' fiercest, funkiest acts of the time – but as the 70s approached, he broke off as a magnificent artist on his own – full of righteous power, pride, and new ideas for soul music. This collection brings together some of Isaac Hayes' best work for the Stax/Enterprise label – with an especially strong focus on the kind of jams that have held up well for a 21st Century audience – including titles that have either been sampled by hip hoppers, or which represent some of Ike's strongest funkier tunes from the time. Titles include "Part Time Love", "Theme From The Men", "Ike's Rap 2", "Joy", "I Can't Turn Around", "Chocolate Chip", "Feel Like Makin Love", "Never Can Say Goodbye", "Walk On By", "Ike's Rap 1", "Good Love", "Rolling Down A Mountainside", and "Theme From Shaft". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ JapanExorcising Ghosts ... LP
Virgin (UK), 1984. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $16.99
A strong double-length collection of later work by Japan – recorded right before David Sylvian took off on his solo career, and with a sound that's a lot like his best early work. The feel here is almost in the Roxy Music/Avalon mode – not really new romantic, with a darker, European-influenced sound – and minimal, but effective use of early 80s keyboards and percussion. Titles include "The Art Of Parties", "Ghosts", "Methods Of Dance", "Gentlemen Take Polaroids", "Quiet Life", "Night Porter", "My New Career", "Visions Of China", and "Life Without Buildings". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited version, with lyric sheet. Cover has some fraying on the spine.)

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Junior ManceTruckin & Trakin ... LP
Beehive, 1984. Sealed ... $4.99
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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✨✧ 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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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
Also available Jazz Singer – Anthology – The Muse Years 1972 to 1991 ... LP 19.99

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Mark MurphyJazz Singer – Anthology – The Muse Years 1972 to 1991 ... LP
Muse/Soul Brother (UK), 1970s/1980s. New Copy 2LP ... $19.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
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PaperheadChew ... CD
Trouble In Mind, 2017. New Copy ... $11.99
Classic level psych pop pastiche from The Paperhead – a young Nashville core trio (and just a little over a handful of studio collaborators) with an incredible ability to channel the coolest sounds of the late 60s-late 70s into a transcendently catchy sound of their own! We don't even know where to start in trying to describe the stylistic range – maybe we'd just start by saying the songs, one after another, are as solidly tuneful and accessible as their influences are far out and diverse – incredibly so on both front! They've got strains of both obscure and uberclassic psychedelia from early/Syd Barrett-era Pink Floyd, to late 60s psychedelic soul, to Byrds-y psych country, and well beyond. Arrangements-wise the songs all have tight core groove, and additional horns and strings when duty calls. Another proud Dusty Groove salute to Chicago's Trouble In Mind label for discovering and releasing such great stuff! Includes "The True Poet", "Pig", "Love You To Death", "Fairy Tales", "Porter's Fiddle", "Reincarnated", "Over And Over", "Little Lou", "Duly Noted", "Dama De Lavanda" and "Chew". CD

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Bill RussoWorld Of Alcina ... CD
Atlantic/Collectables, 1955. Used ... $4.99
One of the most ambitious recordings ever from Bill Russo – the composer/arranger who first rose to fame with Stan Kenton, and who's working here in an even more modern extension of Kentonite ideals! Side one of the record features Russo's beautiful composition "The World Of Alcina" – a tune originally written as a jazz ballet, but which comes across here with the fluid tones and deep colors of some of the more serious jazz soundtracks from the time. The 18 minute piece features some especially great work on horns – played by a large brace of brass instruments used with the careful, sensitive styles that clearly show an influence from Kenton. Side two features shorter tunes – most composed by Russo too, and played in ways that resonate more strongly with west coast small combo work of the time. There's a nice sense of counterpoint on most numbers, and a few tunes feature great interplay between Russo's valve trombone, Bill Porter's slide trombone, and the twin tenors of Sandy Mosse and Bill Trujillo – while others have a more open soloing style, with just Russo and Trujillo as the main horns. Rhythm is by Eddie Baker on piano, Israel Crosby on bass, and Mickey Simonetta on drums – and tracks include "For My Sister", "Under The Greenwood Tree", "L'Affair Bugs", "Bill's Blues", and "Speculum". CD

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Sam & DaveHold On, I'm Comin' ... CD
Atlantic, 1966. Used ... $4.99
Classic Sam & Dave work for Stax – a searing batch of hard soul tracks that forever redefined the concept of a male soul duet! This was the sound that put Sam & Dave over the top hard – and which left a generation of similar acts trying to catch up. The album sports a sublime track list of Stax originals – mostly by the Isaac Hayes/David Porter team, plus a few others by Steve Cropper and other writers – all top-shelf work that really helps the pair do their best! Titles include "Hold On, I'm Comin", "You Don't Know Like I Know", "You Got It Made", "It's A Wonder", "Blame Me", "Don't Make It So Hard On Me", "I Take What I Want", "I Got Everything I Need", and "If You Got The Loving". CD

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Myles SankoJust Being Me ... CD
Legere (UK), 2016. New Copy ... $12.99
The continuing genius of Myles Sanko – served up here in a record that's easily his best so far! We've been watching Myles for the past few years – really impressed by the way he can work equal parts jazz and soul into his phrasing, and go for a groove that's unabashedly catchy – yet, which for some odd reason, has get to get Sanko the international fame he deserves – the kind of top-shelf, instant-classic sort of approach that should have all of his records spinning strongly around the globe! Well, if you missed him before, you're picking a great moment to step in – as this set's got an even sharper, more focused vibe than before – and music that pauses for some deeper moments that might even link Sanko to straighter jazz territory of a singer like Gregory Porter. Fantastic throughout – with titles that include "This Ain't Living", "Freedom", "Just Being Me", "I Belong To You", "Land Of Paradise", "Sunshine", "Forget Me Not", "Missing You", and "Empty Road". CD
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Myles SankoJust Being Me ... LP
Legere (UK), 2016. New Copy ... $16.99
The continuing genius of Myles Sanko – served up here in a record that's easily his best so far! We've been watching Myles for the past few years – really impressed by the way he can work equal parts jazz and soul into his phrasing, and go for a groove that's unabashedly catchy – yet, which for some odd reason, has get to get Sanko the international fame he deserves – the kind of top-shelf, instant-classic sort of approach that should have all of his records spinning strongly around the globe! Well, if you missed him before, you're picking a great moment to step in – as this set's got an even sharper, more focused vibe than before – and music that pauses for some deeper moments that might even link Sanko to straighter jazz territory of a singer like Gregory Porter. Fantastic throughout – with titles that include "This Ain't Living", "Freedom", "Just Being Me", "I Belong To You", "Land Of Paradise", "Sunshine", "Forget Me Not", "Missing You", and "Empty Road". LP, Vinyl record album
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Soul ChildrenSingles/Open Door Policy ... CD
Stax (UK), 1972/1978. Used ... $8.99
Rare singles from the group, and the great Open Door Policy – which marked a big return for the Soul Children to Stax! We don't know if the title is a reference to some sort of contractual obligation that the band had with Stax, but the album was their return to the label after leaving for 2 other albums on Epic. This one features the band as the same trio they were on Epic, with some nice production by David Porter, and tracks that are still trying to continue the smoother crossover sound they began on the other label. Titles include "Summer In the Shade", "Butt La Rose", "Can't Give Up A Good Thing", "Hard Living With A Man", and "Who You Used To Be". CD features 19 tracks in all – and singles that include "Poem On The Schoolhouse Door", "Don't Take My Weakness For Kindness", "Make It Good", "Riding On Love's Merry Go Round", "Come Back Kind Of Love", "Love Is A Hurtin Thing", and "Hold On I'm Coming". CD
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✨✧ Melvin SparksTexas Twister/Melvin Sparks '75 ... CD
Eastbound/BGP (UK), 1973/1975. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Wicked work from the legendary Melvin Sparks – 2 of his rare post-Prestige sides for the short-lived Eastbound jazz label! Texas Twister is one of Melvin's funkiest albums ever – done in a style that's even harder and rawer than his work for Prestige! The sound is lean and often a bit rough around the edges – with possibly more funk than even jazz in the mix – and players on the set include Caesar Frazier on organ, Bad Bascomb on bass, Ron Bridgewater on tenor, and Idris Muhammad on drums! Prestige funk maestro Bob Porter produced the whole thing, and gets a beautifully soulful sound out of all players – rounding out Melvin's totally cooking work on guitar with some equally great contributions from the rest. Titles include "Whip Whop", "Judy's Groove", "Star In The Crescent", "Texas Twister", "Gathering Together", and "I Want to Talk About You". Melvin Sparks 75 is a record that moves the guitarist a bit more into soul territory than the funky jazz of his early 70s years – but it's still a heck of a great little record overall! The tracks are shorter than before and the backings are bigger – but Melvin's work on the strings still gets plenty of space in the arrangements, and there's more than a few funky instrumentals here that more than make the album great. Plus, Little Jimmy Scott sings vocals on a few cuts – "I Got To Have You" and "If You Want My Love" – both done in a style that's fuller and more soulful than any of the work cut under his own name! Other tracks are mostly instrumental, and include the funky numbers "Bump & Stomp", "Get Down With The Get Down", and "Get Ya Some" – plus "Looking For Love", "In The Morning", and "Mocking Bird". CD

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Allen ToussaintComplete Warner Recordings (Life Love & Faith/Southern Nights/Motion – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Warner/Rhino, 1970s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $16.99 24.98
Allen Toussaint's complete recordings for Warner – a trio of classic albums from one of the greatest forces in Crescent City soul, plus rare live tracks – in a perfect 2CD set! Includes the complete Life Love & Faith, Southern Nights and Motion albums – from a creatively fruitful 70s period when Toussaint was mixing a bit of funk into the heavy soul mix, and even some mellow LA soul touches – coming up with a blend of styles without ever betraying his New Orleans roots! New Orleans legends like Leo Nocentelli, Zig Modeliste, Art Neville and George Porter Jr factor in to the Life Love & Faith and Southern Nights sessions, along with LA sessions all stars like Richard Tee, Victor Feldman, Paulinho Da Costa, Larry Carlton and producer Jerry Wexler on the Motion sessions – this this excellent Rhino CD anthology also include 10 previously unreleased live records! Titles include Soul Sister", "Victims Of The Darkness", "Am I Expecting Too Much", "Out Of The City", "Goin Down", "Electricity", "Fingers & Toes", Southern Nights", "Basic Lady", "Last Train", "Worldwide", "You Will Not Lose", "When The Party's Over", Motion", "Night People", "Just A Kiss Away", "Declaration Of Love", "Viva La Money" and more from the studio recordings, plus "Touch Of Love", "Brickyard Blues", "What Is Success", "Shoo-Ra", "Last Train" and more live tracks! CD

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Allen ToussaintSouthern Nights (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Reprise/4 Men With Beards, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 21.98
Damn great work from Allen Toussaint – a record that was cut at a time when he'd really made his way into the mainstream of American music, yet could still come across with a hard New Orleans groove! The title cut, "Southern Nights", is a perfect illustration of this fact – as it was written by Toussaint, but became a big hit for Glen Campbell, who recorded a very soppy version of the number. Yet here, Allen turns it into a weird trippy tune – produced with great Sansu production, and backing by New Orleans legends like Leo Nocentelli, George Porter, and Art Neville – all of whom help the tune bristle with new energy, and a really sinister groove. The rest of the record continues in a similar vein – with a spacey LA mellow sound that actually works great for Toussaint's vocals, and gives them a wild flanged-out sound that's pretty amazing – and downright spooky at points! Titles include "Southern Nights", "Basic Lady", "Last Train", "Worldwide", "You Will Not Lose", "When The Party's Over", and "What Do You Want The Girl To Do". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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✨✧ Dale MessickBrenda Starr Reporter – The Collected Dailies & Sundays – 1940 to 1946 (hardcover) ... Book
Hermes, 2012. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Groundbreaking work from the world of the newspaper comic strip – one of the first important strips to feature a female lead character, created and presented by a female artists as well! Brenda Starr opened plenty of doors when it first appeared in 1940 – and this book presents a wealth of early strips from the first few years of the comic – a fair bit of continuing Sunday pages, with a linked long storyline – then a shift between dailies and Sunday strips as the circulation began to grow. Brenda Starr was a shining light in the same Tribune syndicate that presented Dick Tracy and Little Orphan Annie in the 40s – and comics historian/artist Trina Robbins presents a well-penned introduction to the strip too. Book is hardcover, filled with vivid color pages, sideways, and over 200 pages. Book

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✨✧ Fela & Ginger BakerFela & Ginger Baker Live! (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $17.99 19.98
A really seminal album from Fela Kuti – searing live set that pairs him with drummer Ginger Baker – formerly of Cream, and a huge supporter of Fela's music on the UK scene! Baker had already picked up a lot of Fela's influence in his music – and rather than the record being one in which an African artist waters down his groove for a rock world, the set's instead one in which Baker makes a surprisingly strong stand with Fela's Africa 70 group – the classic lineup that featured the great Tony Allen on drums! The sound of the set is great – well on a par with Fela's best work of the time, and perhaps even a bit better – given the extra drive that Baker brings to the session. Tracks are all long, yet a bit more focused than usual – and titles include "Ye Ye De Smell", "Black Man's Cry", and "Let's Start". LP, Vinyl record album

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Serge Gainsbourg & OthersIntegrale Serge Gainsbourg et Ses Interpretes Vol 2 – 1960 to 1962 (3CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Early 60s. New Copy 3 CDs ... $12.99 29.99
Key years in the music of the mighty Serge Gainsbourg – served up here in a selection of work by Serge himself, and a lot of Gainsbourg tunes sung and performed by his contemporaries! Right from the start, Serge's unusual way with a tune was noted by other folks on the French scene – and his music was quickly taken up by other hip talents in Paris at the end of the 50s and start of the 60s – a time when Gainsbourg's talents exploded not just through his own famous records, but through reinterpretations of his sounds by these other supporters. The range of sounds here is great – from Gainsbourg's own groovy mix of jazz, Latin, and other modes on material from his early albums and EP releases – served up here alongside lots of other work that includes "Vilaine Fille Mauvais Garcon" by Petula Clark, "Viva Villa" by Les Riff, "La Chanson De Prevert" by Michele Arnaud, "Ronsard 58" by Helen Martin, "Les Amours Perdues" by Juliette Greco, "Quand Tu T'Y Mets" by Les Mercenaires, "Black Trombone" by Catherine Sauvage, "Accordeon" by Anne Gacoin, "La Chanson De Prevert" by Vicky Autier, "Le Poinconneur De Lilas" by Les Freres Jacques, and "Los Cigarillos" by Los Jorge Nova Bossas. 58 tracks on 3CDs! CD
 
 
 



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