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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- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Harold Mabern with Gregory Porter & Kurt EllingAfro Blue ... CD
Smoke Sessions, 2015. New Copy ... $11.99 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 19.99

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Harold Mabern with Gregory Porter & Kurt EllingAfro Blue (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Smoke Sessions, 2015. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99 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 11.99

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Cole PorterBut In The Morning, No ... CD
Naxos, 1930s/Early 40s. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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David PorterGritty, Groovy, & Gettin' It ... LP
Enterprise, Late 60s. Very Good ... $16.99
A killer first album as a lead artist for David Porter – previously known as part of a powerhouse writing team with Isaac Hayes for Stax Records – but like Ike at the time, finally given a chance to shine as an artist on his own! The set's got all the raw punch you'd expect from Porter's previous compositions – especially his work for Sam & Dave – and the set grooves along with more than enough energy and power to live up to the "gritty" in the title! Porter was definitely one of the more forward-thinking artists recording for Stax at the time – and this set features some sharp backing from the Bar-Kays, who help David realize a really bold vision of his own – one that's in stark contrast to the more baroque modes that Isaac Hayes would hit with his own recordings. Oddly, some of the numbers here are covers – something we might not expect from a writer like Porter – but they're also re-arranged in wonderful new versions that are quite different than the originals. Titles include "The Way You Do The Things You Do", "One Part Two Parts", "Guess Who", "Im A Telling You", "Can't See You When I Want To", "I Only Have Eyes For You", and "Just Be True". LP, Vinyl record album

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Gregory Porter1960 What (orig, Opolopo kick & bass re-rub) ... 12-inch
Expansion (UK), 2012. New Copy ... $9.99
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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Royce Porter & FriendsTexas Teenage Bop ... CD
El Toro (Spain), Late 50s. Used ... $6.99
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✨✧ Nolan PorterNo Apologies/Nolan (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Porterville, Early 70s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Porter WagonerI Wonder Where You Are Tonight ... CD
Southern Routes, 1960s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 WagonerThin Man From The West Plains – RCA Sessions 1952 to 1962 (4CD set) ... CD
RCA/Bear Family (Germany), 1950s/Early 60s. Used 4CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Excellent stuff – and a wonderful document of Porter Wagoner's greatest years! This 4 CD, 100 + song collection assembles everything Porter recorded for RCA in the 50s and early 60s, and much of it is pure gold! The earlier stuff in the set is honky tonk of the Hank Williams, and Ernest Tubb variety, and the later stuff delves into the glossier Countrypolitan material he became most famous for. Like most of the 50s and 60s country stars, Porter could tackle a number of styles, from earthy country blues to shiny country pop gems, and you get a deep well of both to draw from here. Includes a great book full of rare photos and history. Includes "Settin' The Woods On Fire", "Headin' For A Weddin'", Hey, Maw", "I'm Steppin' Out Tonight", "Seeing You", "I Guess I'm Crazy", "Ivory Tower", "I'll Pretend", "Big Wheels", "Who'll Buy The Wine", "The Girl Who Didn't Need Love", "Legend Of The Big Steeple", "Falling Again", "Sugarfoot Rag", "Tennessee Border", and tons more! CD

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✨✧ Gregory PorterLive In Berlin (2CDs/blu-ray DVD) ... CD
Eagle Rock, 2016. New Copy 2CD & Blu-ray ... Out Of Stock
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

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✨✧ Gregory PorterLive In Berlin (2CDs/DVD) ... CD
Eagle Rock, 2016. New Copy 2CD & DVD ... Out Of Stock
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

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✨✧ David PorterVictim Of The Joke? ... CD
Stax, 1971. Used ... 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". CD

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✨✧ Gregory PorterIssues Of Life – Features & Remixes (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Membran (Germany), 2014. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
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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Sonny CrissSonny Criss Plays Cole Porter ... LP
Imperial, 1956. Near Mint- ... $28.99
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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Charlie ParkerCharlier Parker Plays Cole Porter – Genius Of Charlie Parker #5 ... LP
Verve, Early 50s. Very Good- ... $2.99
Charlie Parker takes on the music of Cole Porter – with results that make for some of his most classic moments at Verve! Parker's horn is as hard-bitten as always, but it's also working here in a slightly lyrical vibe – one that brings out the warmth that Charlie could have at just the right moments – that sense of soul that made his contribution to jazz one of the more formative sounds of the century! Porter's music takes on tones that we might never have expected – especially in some of the album's alternate versions, which give key proof that Bird was always working out new ideas with each new solo. The group features Walter Bishop on piano, Billy Bauer or Jerome Darr on guitar, Teddy Kotick on bass, and Roy Haynes or Art Taylor on drums – on titles that include "Just One Of Those Things", "I Get A Kick Out Of You", "Love For Sale", and "I Love Paris. LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Dolly PartonMy Favorite Songwriter, Porter Wagoner ... LP
RCA, 1972. Very Good- ... $4.99
Dolly's early 70s material was at its best when it focused on her amazingly fragile, broken-hearted vocal style – and there's a lot of that here. Beautiful, beautiful stuff that deserves mention with her more celebrated classics such as Coat Of Many Colors. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has splitting on the spine, a peeled spot on back, and some light stains.)

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Teddy WilsonCole Porter Classics ... CD
Black Lion, 1977. Used ... $8.99
... CD
(Out of print original CD pressing, not a CDr.)

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VariousBilly Porter Presents The Soul Of Richard Rogers ... CD
Masterworks, 2017. Used ... $8.99
... CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Ella FitzgeraldElla Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter Song Book ... CD
Verve/Jazz Heritage, 1956. Used 2 CDs ... 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". CD
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Elliott LevinElliott Levin Meets The Seesaw Ensemble ... CD
Porter, 2009. Used ... $5.99
Reedman Elliot Levin joins the Seesaw Ensemble – playing saxes, flute, and double-reed horn – with a group that also includes Preston Smirnoff on piano and Fender Rhodes, David Hurley on drums and percussion, Zuri Waters on alto, and Manny Vega on bass. The music is free at points, but with a key spiritual component too – especially on the album's beautiful track "Last (Lady) Trane From El Doud" – a cut that really recalls some of the righteous energy of Alice Coltrane's early 70s recordings with Pharoah Sanders. Levin's style is a bit different from Pharoah, as you might guess – and some other points in the record have him blowing with a tone that's a bit more academic, although still pretty creative. Titles include "Never Yet Ever Get", "6000 Names For Your Baby", "The Grand March", and "Unlaquered SD Stoned Tone Noted Foot Soul Song". CD
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Natural FoodNatural Food ... CD
Seeds/Porter, 1972. Used ... $4.99
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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Odean PopeWhat Went Before – Vol 1 ... CD
Porter, 1995/2000. Used ... $6.99
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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✨✧ CatalystComplete Recordings Vol 2 (Unity/Tear And A Smile) ... CD
Porter, Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Catalyst's Complete Recordings Vol2 on Porter – collecting the tracks from the group's incredible Unity and A Tear And A Smile LPs on one great set! Unity originally appeared on the Muse label and featured a lineup with Eddie Green, Odean Pope, Tyrone Brown, and Sherman Ferguson form the core of this funky fusion outfit, and they play in a beautiful way that mixes choppy fusion riffs with more soulful instrumentation. Their sound is really unique, and is an incredibly clear realization of a style that a lot of other groups attempted, but always managed to muddy up. Tracks on this one include "Maze", "Athene", "Mail Order", and "Shorter Street". Next up is the material from A Tear And A Smile – another fantastic record! Here the group plays excellent spare hard grooves with an electric feel that's similar to some of the stuff that David Axelrod was laying down at the time. The whole album's a bag of hip hop samples waiting to happen, especially the excellent cut "The Demon", which is done in two parts that each have their own distinct funky edge. Other tracks include "Prayer Dance", "Suite for Albeniz", "Fifty Second Street Boogie Down", and the great title track. CD

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✨✧ Odean Pope & Misled ChildrenMisled Children Meet Odean Pope ... CD
Porter, 2008. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the hippest albums we've ever heard from Odean Pope – a set that mixes his righteous reedwork with some great beats from Misled Children! There's a laidback vibe here that's really great – as the Clutchy Hopkins-styled backings never try to hard to overwhelm Pope's horn – and instead, respectfully give him plenty of space to lay out some surprisingly soulful solos! There appears to be a bit of other acoustic instrumentation on the set – although the notes are a bit sparse – and even the beats mostly come from acoustic roots, so they're a good sonic match for Odean as well. Titles include "Grimey", "Dadaun", "Foregone", "Four Track", "Laugh Track", "Misled Kid", and "Bananas Foster". CD
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✨✧ Juma Sultan's Aboriginal Music SocietyWhispers From The Archive ... CD
Porter, 1970s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Tremendous work from bassist/percussionist Juma Sultan – a wealth of wonderful tracks from the loft jazz years of the 70s! Sultan's a player who doesn't always get his due on record – especially during this formative generation – so the release is a much-needed look at his mighty talents back in the day – and a picture of a very underground level of American jazz that goes deeper than even some of the more-recorded avant players of the time! Most of the tunes are quite spiritual, and feature a shifting lineup that really keeps things fresh – players who include Sultan on bass, percussion, and flute – plus Ali Abuwi on drums, flute, and oboe; Kasa Allah and Earl Cross on piano, Art Bennett on tenor, Talib Kibwe on flute and oboe, Paul Williams on guitar, and Ora Borman and Charlotte Richardson on vocals. Titles include "Darn My Socks", "She Made Me Feel Like Glory (parts 1 & 2)", "Sundance & Hand Clapping (parts 1 & 2)", "AMS", and "Shake Your Money Maker". CD
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Black MilkAlbum Of The Year ... LP
Fat Beats/Decon, 2010. New Copy 2 LPs (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
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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Cold BloodSisyphus ... LP
San Francisco, 1970. Very Good Gatefold ... $7.99
One of the best albums ever recorded by this legendary Bay Area funk combo – a key part of that city's crossover scene, and a group who always deserves a second listen! The album's a mixture of Sly Stone funk, Tower Of Power horns, and some of the hard-burning guitar/organ lines of groups like Santana – no surprise, since all 3 powerhouse acts were contemporaries of Cold Blood! The album includes the cut "Your Good Thing", a nice remake of the Hayes/Porter classic that features guest vocals by The Pointer Sisters. Other cuts include the monster 7 minute instrumental jammer "Shop Talk", plus "Funky On My Back", "Too Many People", and "I Can't Stay". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ DroptonesDon't Get Caught/Young Blood ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2014. New Copy ... $4.99 7.98
A slow, bluesy, deep soul take on "Don't Get Caught" – a tune originally written by the team of Isaac Hayes and David Porter – taken to some slinky, seductive territory by the female singer in the group! "Young Blood" is funkier, but still nice and laidback – with this chromatic guitar over a bassline bumping along strongly – all to set the scene for some even better vocals from the singer! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Ella FitzgeraldDream Dancing ... CD
Pablo, 1972/1978. Used ... $4.99
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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Cameron GravesPlanetary Prince ... LP
Mack Avenue, 2017. New Copy ... On May 26, 2017
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". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Planetary Prince ... CD 16.99

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Goldie HawnGoldie ... LP
Reprise, 1972. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A rare vocal outing from Goldie Hawn – recorded early in her career, and kind of a seminal shift away from the goofier side of her Laugh-In years! The style is surprisingly heartfelt, and quite intimate – a bit like that of Claudine Longet's later records at times, which is well suited to Goldie's voice, and no surprise considering that Longet's maestro Nick DeCaro had a hand in the set. Other tracks, though, bring in a bit more of a country influence – which is somewhat odd, but a really nice surprise in this setting – and shows a bit more depth than we'd expect from Hawn. Goldie's got some help on the record from Dolly Parton, Porter Wagoner, and Buck Owens & The Buckaroos – and titles include the wonderful "The House Song", plus "Carey", "Cloudy Summer", "Ring Bell", "Pasadena", "My Blue Tears", and "Uncle Pen". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo sticker & some light staining.)

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Isaac HayesMan! – The Ultimate Isaac Hayes 1969 to 1977 ... LP
Stax (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP ... $16.99 22.99
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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Albert KingBorn Under A Bad Sign ... LP
Stax, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... On July 7, 2017
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

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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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✨✧ MetersLive At Rozy's (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
REG Associates (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $6.99 16.98
A rare little set from The Meters – recorded in their home turf of New Orleans in the mid 70s, but with a groove that's as raw as their Josie Records albums of the 60s! The vibe here is a great change from the polished production the group were getting over at Warner Brothers – and the concert setting allows the group to really stretch out on some numbers – taking them into instrumental jamming territory you never would have heard on a two minute single from years back! Instrumentation includes keyboards from Art Neville, guitar from Leo Nocentelli, bass from George Porter, drums from Zig Modeliste, and percussion from Cyril Neville – and almost all group members vocalise on a few chorus moments. Titles include long takes of "A Minor", "Wildflower", and "Feel So Good" – plus the shorter numbers "Chicken Strut" and "Mardi Gras Mambo". 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
Also available Jazz Singer – Anthology – The Muse Years 1972 to 1991 ... CD 14.99

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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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Sam & DaveDouble Dynamite ... LP
Stax, 1966. New Copy (reissue)... On July 7, 2017
Sublime early Stax work from Sam & Dave – the kind of record that forever changed the way the male voice was used in group soul music! The rhythms on the tunes are totally raw – bass, drums, and guitar that are kind of fused into a dirty funky bottom that proves a perfect foil for the leaping vocal mode of the pair – a chunky sort of blend that was one of the boldest new sounds to come out of the Memphis scene of the time. Sam & Dave also get some key support here from another important duo – that of Isaac Hayes & David Porter, who wrote a good portion of tracks on the set, and were no doubt instrumental in the groove! A killer, and the sort of record that changed male duet (and group) singing for generations to come! Titles include "You Got Me Hummin", "When Something Is Wrong With My Baby", "Use Me", and "Sweet Pains" – plus a great cover of "I'm Your Puppet". PLEASE NOTE: there is an abrupt edit at the end of "Soothe Me" and "Just Can't Get Enough", which is how the record was originally pressed, probably from masters cut for 45s. LP, Vinyl record album

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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
Also available Just Being Me ... LP 16.99

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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
Also available Just Being Me ... CD 12.99

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Soul ChildrenSingles/Open Door Policy ... CD
Stax (UK), 1972/1978. Used ... $9.99
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 ... $10.99 18.99
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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Cecil TaylorJazz Advance ... CD
Blue Note, 1956. Used ... $6.99
One of the best pre-1960 sessions by Cecil Taylor, recorded in Boston in 1956, and originally issued on the totally rare Transition label in a very small pressing! Taylor's playing here with the great bassist Buell Neidlinger, one of his prime compaitriots in the early days, and the trio (with Dennis Charles) is joined by Steve Lacy on a few tracks. The session's a great way to hear Taylor's development at the beginning, as it includes a number of jazz standards – like "Azure", "Sweet & Lovely", and "Bemsha Swing" – all given an off-kilter twist by Taylor and group. This is probably best heard on one of the album's highlights – a 9 minute solo reading of Cole Porter's "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To"! CD
(Out of print US Blue Note issue.)
 
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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! (with bonus track) ... CD
Barclay/Universal (France), 1971. Used ... $6.99
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". CD also features a 16 minute bonus track – a drum solo recorded by Allen and Baker at the 1978 Berlin Jazz Festival! CD

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✨✧ Fela & Ginger BakerFela & Ginger Baker Live! (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
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
Also available Fela & Ginger Baker Live! (with bonus track) ... CD 6.99

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✨✧ Ian MatthewsIf You Saw Thro' My Eyes ... LP
Vertigo, 1971. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
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 a small cutout hole and light surface wear.)

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✨✧ VariousCraig Charles Funk & Soul Club 4 ... CD
Freestyle (UK), 2016. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
UK DJ Craig Charles is looking a bit more disco than usual on the cover here – and maybe sounding a bit more on the music, as well – although the set's still pretty darn funky overall, and definitely lives up to the solid soul of other great volumes in this series! Through his work at the BBC, Charles has become one of the key supporters of the funky underground around the globe – and he's got a great ear for picking the best tracks from contemporary groups, and mixing them with key tracks from way back – which he does wonderfully on this set! The package features 19 tracks in all – some we might have missed otherwise, and all of which really sound great together in this array. Titles include "Hey Mister" by The Fantastics, "Reach Out" by Flevans, "You Could've Been A Lady" by Smoove & Turrell, "Beef Frinder" by Lexoul Dancemachine, "White Lines" by The Traffic, "The Rain" by Lisa Stansfield, "Black Cat" by Brian Auger & The Trinity, "Take You Home" by Lack Of Afro with Joss Stone, "Young People" by Fulton Street, "Next Time" by The Tibbs, "Talking About My Baby" by John Heartsman & Circles, "Bang Bang Boogaloo" by Joe Tatton Trio, "Taj Mahal" by Sunlightsquare with Josue Ferreira, "Futebol De Bar" by The Manuel Azevedo Quartet, and "I Can't Get Satisfied" by Telmo Fernandez Trio. CD
 
 
 



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