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Daugherty/Foss/BolcomHanna/Wilder/Porter/PiazzollaTwentieth Century Contrasts – Strut/For Toru/Concerto Serenade/Downs/Five Love Songs/Music For Strings/Todo Buenos Aires/Fantasy On Two Chr ... CD
Albany, 2002. Used ... $5.99
... CD

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✨✧ Cole PorterSilk Stockings – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack ... CD
Turner Classic/Rhino, 1957. Used ... $12.99
... CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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David PorterGritty, Groovy, & Gettin' It ... LP
Enterprise, Late 60s. Very Good ... $11.99
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 PorterLiquid Spirit ... CD
Blue Note, 2013. Used ... $7.99
Gregory Porter arrives on Blue Note Records – and the result is Porter's most fully-formed set so far – just the kind of album that will push him firmly into the limelight – a place that we've felt he's deserved for quite a few years! Porter's a hell of a singer, and a hell of a songwriter too – and although his roots are in jazz, he's got a rare ability to step between genres with plenty of soul – a special space that belongs to a very rare few – like Nina Simone, Bill Withers, Roberta Flack, or Gil Scott-Heron! Gregory's voice is amazing, his lyrics are both personal and pointed – and he does so much here with so little, the album should be handed out to the hundreds of mis-directed vocalists who think that a few extra tweaks in the studio is all they really need. Most numbers just feature small combo backing, with wonderfully warm piano from Chip Crawford – and the whole thing's got a timeless feel that makes us think this is the beginning of a rich new season for Porter. Titles include "Free", "Water Under Bridges", "Lonesome Lover", "Liquid Spirit", "No Love Dying", "Brown Grass", "When Love Was King", and "Wind Song". CD

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Porter/Donovan/HivelyPoem & Dance/New England Chronicle/Tres Himnos – Harold Hanson/Eastman Rochester Symphony Orchestra ... LP
Mercury, Early 50s. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label mono pressing.)

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Ryan PorterSpangle Lang Lane ... CD
Rings (Japan), New Copy ... About September 20, 2017
... CD

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Porter WagonerBallads Of Love ... LP
RCA, 1972. Very Good ... $3.99
Heartbreaking work from the great Porter Wagoner – with titles that include "Love's All Over", "How Close They Must Be", "Together You & I", "Look What Love Has Done To Me", and "Ballad Of Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout mark.)

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Porter WagonerCarroll County Accident ... LP
RCA, 1969. Very Good+ ... $11.99
A classic from Porter Wagoner – from a time when he was at the height of his powers, and able to perfectly plumb the anxieties and sadness of late 60s America! Worth it alone for the title track – and other titles include "World Needs A Washin", "Banks Of The Ohio", "Barefoot Nellie", "Rocky Top", "Fallen Leaves", "King Of The Cannon County Hills", and "I Lived So Fast & Hard". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label stereo pressing.)

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Porter WagonerGreen Green Grass Of Home ... LP
RCA/Camden, 1968. Very Good+ ... $5.99
Titles include "The Man In The Little White Suit", "The Keeper Of The Key", "Eat Drink & Be Merry (Tomorrow You'll Cry)", and "I Dreamed I Saw America On Her Knees". LP, Vinyl record album

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Porter WagonerHighway Headin South ... LP
RCA, Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Titles include "I'll Start Tomorrow", "An Old Memory Gets In My Eye", "Not A Cloud In The Sky", "Holding Lonely Hands", "Life Rides The Train", and "Highway Headin South". LP, Vinyl record album
(A nice copy! Cover has a promo stamp in the corner.)

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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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Porter WagonerPorter Wagoner Sings His Own ... LP
RCA, 1971. Near Mint- ... $6.99
A special album from Porter Wagoner – the first to feature all his own compositions! Titles include "Albert Erving", "Late At Night", "The Agony Of Waiting", "Brother Harold Dee", "The Way I See You", "Lonely Comin Down", and "Be A Little Quieter". Great cover, too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Porter WagonerTore Down ... LP
RCA, 1974. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Titles include "Old Black Kettle", "Happy Faces", "Tore Down", "The Finish Line", "Nothing Between", "Graduation Day", and "Cassie". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Gregory Porter1960 What (orig, Opolopo kick & bass re-rub) ... 12-inch
Expansion (UK), 2012. New Copy ... 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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✨✧ Harold Mabern with Gregory Porter & Kurt EllingAfro Blue ... CD
Smoke Sessions, 2015. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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

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✨✧ Harold Mabern with Gregory Porter & Kurt EllingAfro Blue (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Smoke Sessions, 2015. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
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

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✨✧ Porter WagonerFarmer ... LP
RCA, 1973. Used ... Out Of Stock
Later genius from the great Porter Wagoner – from a time when he was doing some great thematic albums for RCA! The set's got the heartbreaking take on American farming you'd expect from the cover – and titles include "Conversation", "The Farmer", "Daddy's Working Boots", "Bones", "The Sun Don't Shine", and "The County Farm". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Carlos Barbosa-LimaPlays The Music Of Luiz Bonfa & Cole Porter ... LP
Concord, 1984. Near Mint- ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp, index label, and call letters in marker on both sides.)

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Sonny CrissSonny Criss Plays Cole Porter ... LP
Imperial, 1956. Near Mint- ... $29.99
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 Vol 1 ... CD
Verve, 1956. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)
 
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Andrew Raffo DewarSix Lines Of Transformation/Music For Eight Bamboo Flutes ... CD
Porter, 2008. Used ... $4.99
Atmospheric reed work from composer Andrew Raffo Dewar – music that seems to start in the territory of some of Yusef Lateef's more exotic sides, then take off into much more abstract directions! The CD features two extended pieces – the first of which is "Six Lines Of Transformation", played by a sextet that includes bass clarinet, quarter-tone flute, bassoon, trumpet, bass, and percussion – all handled with a mix of earthy tones and more avant expressions. "Music For Eight Bamboo Flutes" follows – played by the octet imagined by the title – in a very weird way that has the flutes hovering together in unique sonic space – more just abstract tones instead of notes, with a chillingly cold sort of feel! CD

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Elliott LevinElliott Levin Meets The Seesaw Ensemble ... CD
Porter, 2009. Used ... $1.99
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
(Barcode has a mark.)
 
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✨✧ ChaseChase ... CD
Epic/One Way, 1971. Used ... $8.99
The debut album from Chase – one of the hippest jazz rock combos of the 70s! The self-titled Chase album first burned onto the market in 1971 – and it's a great distillation of a groove that was bubbling around in various other segments at the time – some of the tighter big band rhythms of the late 60s, as you might find in the work of Maynard Ferguson or Woody Herman – mixed with the hipper rhythms from the rockish underground, particularly in the work of Blood Sweat & Tears or Chicago. Chase is a fair bit jazzier than both of those groups – as they often put the horns more upfront than the vocals – although most numbers do have some sort of vocals as well. Instrumentation is heavy on trumpets – which come together in blasting, blaring groove, even despite the smaller size of the combo – and Phil Porter lays down some great keyboard lines that really help some of the best tracks cook nicely. Titles include "Handbags & Gladrags", "Livin In Heat", "Open Up Wide", "Hello Groceries", "Boys & Girls Together", and "Invitation To A River". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Jodie ChristianRain Or Shine ... CD
Delmark, 1994. Used ... $2.99
With Roscoe Mitchell on reeds, Art Porter on alto, and Paul McKee on trombone. CD

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Lou DonaldsonBirdseed ... CD
Milestone, 1992. Used ... $2.99
A great later date from Lou Donaldson, but one with a really classic feel – thanks to rock-solid soul jazz production from the mighty Bob Porter! At a time when so many folks couldn't get a Hammond/sax date right, Porter proves once again that his studio chops are in just the right place – recording Lou with a feel that reminds us a lot of his early 60s sides on Blue Note or Cadet! Donaldson's alto is right on the money – and gets support from David Braham on organ, Peter Bernstein on guitar, Fukushi Tainaka on drums, and Ralph Dorsey on congas – who gives the record a similar groove to Ray Barretto's work with Donaldson in the old days. Titles include "Blue Bossa", "Red Top", "Cherry", "Birdseed", "Dorothy", and "Walkin Again". CD
(Out of print. Tray card has a cutout hole.)

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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 FitzgeraldSomeone To Watch Over Me ... CD
Verve, New Copy ... On September 29, 2017
Old vocals with new orchestrations – and features a guest "duet" with Gregory Porter. CD

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Caesar FrazierHail Caesar!/'75 ... CD
Eastbound/Ace (UK), 1972/1975. Used ... $7.99
2 killers from organist Caesar Frazier – back to back on one CD! Hail Ceasar is a monster bit of funky jazz – filled with long tracks that all jam mightily, all at a level that matches or tops the best work coming out of Prestige or Blue Note Records at the time! The set is one of the rare few on the Eastbound jazz subsidiary of Detroit soul powerhouse Westbound Records – and it's the first to feature organist Ceasar Frazier as a leader – really grooving hard here with a Prestige-styled combo that includes Idris Muhammad on funky drums, Melvin Sparks on heavy guitar, and Houston Person on soulful sax – all produced with a gritty gritty edge by the legendary Bob Porter! The whole album's great – filled with incredible cuts that include a version of "Hicky-Burr", the first Bill Cosby theme – plus the tracks "Make It With You", "Running Away", "Hail Ceasar!", and "See-F". Ceasar Frazier 75 is a tightly grooving set that expands his sound a bit from the first! All the best elements are still in place here – including funky organ from Ceasar, production from jazz funk maestro Bob Porter, and a hip range of players that includes Horace Ott, Wilbur Bascomb, and Bernard Purdie. But the overall sound is somewhat shifted too – brought more into the tightly jamming jazz funk mode of the mid 70s – a bit richer and fuller overall, yet never in a way that's slick or sloppy – just more like some of the best later sides on Prestige or Fantasy from the same stretch. The record features a crazy version of the "Mighty Mouse Theme", a mellow take on the Isley's "Summer Breeze", Stevie Wonder's great "Living For The City", and the original "Funk It Down". CD
Also available Hail Caesar!/'75 ... CD 10.99

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Caesar FrazierHail Caesar!/'75 ... CD
Eastbound/Ace (UK), 1972/1975. New Copy ... $10.99 18.99
2 killers from organist Caesar Frazier – back to back on one CD! Hail Ceasar is a monster bit of funky jazz – filled with long tracks that all jam mightily, all at a level that matches or tops the best work coming out of Prestige or Blue Note Records at the time! The set is one of the rare few on the Eastbound jazz subsidiary of Detroit soul powerhouse Westbound Records – and it's the first to feature organist Ceasar Frazier as a leader – really grooving hard here with a Prestige-styled combo that includes Idris Muhammad on funky drums, Melvin Sparks on heavy guitar, and Houston Person on soulful sax – all produced with a gritty gritty edge by the legendary Bob Porter! The whole album's great – filled with incredible cuts that include a version of "Hicky-Burr", the first Bill Cosby theme – plus the tracks "Make It With You", "Running Away", "Hail Ceasar!", and "See-F". Ceasar Frazier 75 is a tightly grooving set that expands his sound a bit from the first! All the best elements are still in place here – including funky organ from Ceasar, production from jazz funk maestro Bob Porter, and a hip range of players that includes Horace Ott, Wilbur Bascomb, and Bernard Purdie. But the overall sound is somewhat shifted too – brought more into the tightly jamming jazz funk mode of the mid 70s – a bit richer and fuller overall, yet never in a way that's slick or sloppy – just more like some of the best later sides on Prestige or Fantasy from the same stretch. The record features a crazy version of the "Mighty Mouse Theme", a mellow take on the Isley's "Summer Breeze", Stevie Wonder's great "Living For The City", and the original "Funk It Down". CD
Also available Hail Caesar!/'75 ... CD 7.99

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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
Also available Planetary Prince ... LP 24.99

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Cameron GravesPlanetary Prince ... LP
Mack Avenue, 2017. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99 25.99
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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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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Louis HayesSerenade For Horace ... CD
Blue Note, 2017. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
The first-ever Blue Note album as a leader for drummer Louis Hayes – something that's long overdue, given that the man played on classic albums for the label by Clifford Jordan, Sonny Clark, Grant Green, and Curtis Fuller – not to mention his first big boss, Horace Silver – who was the inspiration for this set! Yet rather than recreate the sound of the old Silver quintet, Hayes shows us once again what a wonderfully creative cat he is – as the set's more inspired by the warmth and soul of Horace's group – and has the music ringing out in so many wonderful new directions – given strong presentation by a sextet that also includes Steve Nelson on vibes, Abraham Burton on tenor, Josh Evans on trumpet, David Bryant on piano, and Dezron Douglas on bass! All tunes are originals that were written by Silver, but get a very fresh presentation – and titles include "Lonely Woman", "Juicy Lucy", "Room 608", "Echaroh", "Senor Blues", "Strollin", "Hastings Street", and a nice take on "Song For My Father", with vocals by Gregory Porter. CD

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✨✧ Albert KingBorn Under A Bad Sign ... LP
Stax, 1967. Sealed ... Just Sold Out!
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
(Sealed! We're guessing this is a post-Stax Atlantic pressing from the 70s – definitely vintage, with no barcode. Cover has a cutout mark, and some light aging on the back.)
Also available Born Under A Bad Sign (180 gram pressing) ... LP 19.99

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

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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 ... CD
Westbound, Early 70s. Used ... $8.99
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! (Please note that a version of "Let's Stay Together" has been shortened to the 4 minute single edit, due to space restrictions.) CD
Also available Gettin' Off/Outlook (UK pressing) ... CD 10.99

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Bill Mason/Gary ChandlerGettin' Off/Outlook (UK pressing) ... CD
Westbound (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... $10.99 18.99
2 killer jazz funk albums – both rare, and both on one CD! The records were cut for the short-lived Eastbound side of the soul/funk Westbound label, both under the supervision of Bob Porter, who handled some of the best early 70s jazz funk work for Prestige! Both albums also feature drumming by the super-heavy Idris Muhammad – who keeps things very much in his classic breakbeat mode. Bill Mason was an obscure organ player who performed on the legendary Rusty Bryant funk LPs (Fire Eater & Wildfire), and his session here has the same kind of fierce groove – with tenor by Hubert Laws, trumpet by Gary Chandler, and guitar by Wilbert Longmire. Titles on that one include "Gettin Off", "Stone", "Mistery Jay", and "Now Run & Tell That". Gary Chandler's album is even better – and features organ work by Ceasar Frazier, guitar by Cornell Dupree, and tenor by Harold Ousley. The album includes a much-sampled version of "Baby Let Me Take You In My Arms", plus the cuts "Kaleidoscope", "Jet Set", and "Blue Dues". Both records are great – and together, they'd cost you well over $100 in the original! CD
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Howard McGheeWest Coast 1945 to 1947 ... CD
Uptown, Mid 40s. Used ... $9.99
Wonderful work from one of the most important early bop trumpeters – the mighty Howard McGhee, heard here in a set of rare material that includes obscure studio sessions and some surprisingly great live performances too! McGhee was one of the first and the best to turn the trumpet towards bop – a player at a level that matched the young Clifford Brown or Fats Navarro at their best – especially in these formative early years, when Howard had a sense of tone and timing that was completely sublime! Most tracks are short and very tight – and even the ballads have this crispness that really illustrates the fresh contributions that McGhee was making to music at the time. The set features four tracks from a 1945 Philo Records session, four more from a 1946 Melodisc session, and eleven more tracks from radio broadcasts – all surprisingly well recorded. Players include Teddy Edwards on tenor (on most of the tracks here), Sonny Criss on alto, George Crawford or Vernon Biddle on piano, Bob Kesterson on bass, and the great Roy Porter on drums. Titles include "Night In Tunisia", "Howard's Blues", "Killin Jive", "The Man I Love", "Dark Eyes", "Mop Mop", "Lifestream", "Night Mist", "Blues A La King", "Ornithology", and "Intersection". CD
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Mark MurphyJazz Singer – Anthology – The Muse Years 1972 to 1991 ... CD
Muse/Soul Brother (UK), 1970s/1980s. New Copy ... $14.99
A killer collection of work from one of the hippest jazz singers of all time – captured here at a point when he was really opening up into some fresh, unique territory of his own! Mark Murphy first began recording in the mid 50s for Decca, and had a run of other records in the 60s for Capitol, Fontana, and other labels – but by the time he hit Muse Records in the 70s, he was really open to new ideas – and able to do far more than just the simple singing of a tune! Instead, he'd worked his voice into a mode that was more like an instrument overall – able to run free with brilliant solo passages, and inflect the lyrics in ways that even the great singers of years before might never have dreamed of! And at Muse, he got excellent support and instrumental backing – always hip combos, and the freedom to create the sort of special albums that still make his records for the label a real high point in the development of jazz vocals. These are sides that went onto inform generations of singers – from Kurt Elling, to Gregory Porter, and so many others – and this well-chosen selection of songs is completely sublime. Titles include "On The Red Clay", "Stolen Moments", "Effendi", "Naima", "Maiden Voyage", "Lookin For Another Pure Love", "Waters Of March", "Come & Get Me", "Be-Bop Lives", "Dingwalls", "Cantaloupe Island", "Sly", "Empty Faces", and "Two Kites". CD

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Redd Holt UnlimitedIsaac, Isaac, Isaac ... LP
Paula, 1974. Very Good+ ... $39.99
An excellent album by Isaac Redd Holt – one half of the incredible Young-Holt rhythm team, bursting out nicely here on his own! This is Redd's second album – first for Paula, as the other one was a jazz effort on Argo back in the 60s – and it's a wild blend of jazz, funk, and a lot of other weird sounds. The introduction's totally cool, and features Redd running through a list of hip little clubs in American cities, then the album launches into the great "Listen to the Drums", which has a tight pounding groove, and moves on to a whole bunch of other jazzy cuts like "Flo", "Slow Funk", and "Let the Spirit In". Redd sings a bit, which isn't too bad (mostly), but it's the grooves that will keep you coming back. Very much in the spirit of Roy Porter's legendary funk albums – but probably a bit tighter! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing! Cover has some ringwear, heavy wear on the top seam, and a name in marker on back. Labels have some marker.)

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Mick RonsonPlay Don't Worry (180 gram pressing) ... LP
RCA/Drastic Plastic, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... On June 30, 2017 (delayed)
Catchy glam pop from guitarist Mick Ronson – the blazing player best remembered for his work with Bowie, here blending punchy riffs and heavier sounds with bubbly hooks and playful production touches. Our favorite tunes showcase the heavy guitar fuzz, but the oddball cutesy songs are endearing in their strange way. Ronson kind of throws a bunch of stuff at the wall here, and the stuff that sticks gets you nodding your head and smiling at the more innocuous touches. Titles include "Billy Porter", "This Is For You", a weird, piano peppered cover of the Velvet Underground's "White Light/White Heat", "Empty Bed", "This Is For You", "Woman" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
 
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✨✧ Sly & The Family StoneLife (black cover) ... LP
Epic, 1968. Very Good- ... $11.99
Killer work from Sly & The Family Stone – hard-grooving, fast-funking, and really setting the scene for countless groups to come! The album's a messed-up funky party, with plenty of short little tracks that have a mix of funk, soul, and rock – perfect for the crossover crowd from whence Sly sprang, and who would become his biggest supporters into the 70s. And almost best of all, there's hardly any hits here – just tight little numbers that are as fresh today as they were back at the end of the 60s – all the kind of righteous funk the group could do better than anybody else! Titles include "Fun", "Plastic Jim", "Dynamite!", "Chicken", "Into My Own Thing", "Life", "Love City", "I'm An Animal", and the seminal "Jane Is A Groupee". LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ Brian Wilson/Ben GreenmanI Am Brian Wilson – A Memoir (hardcover) ... Book
Random House, 2016. New Copy ... $8.99 32.00
The story of Brian Wilson has been told by countless reporters and journalists over the years – but for the first time, the man himself opens himself up – and provides a view into his life and music that's as heartbreaking and bittersweet as his countless great songs! The book's penned from today's perspective – so it's a hopeful, redemptive Wilson who's presenting the story – which maybe allows him to be even more frank about some of the darker moments, but also have a sense of perspective that brings in some surprising anecdotes and personal experiences – both from the far past, and from some very under-documented years too. The story's got some great moments that offer a real window into the experience of a rock legend away from the limelight – and the book is hardcover, 310 pages, with some black and white images. Book
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Steve YoungSeven Bridges Road – The Complete Recordings (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Ace (UK), 1972. New Copy ... $11.99
The lasting classic from underground legend Steve Young – a set that features his famous original version of the title track, which was recorded by a number of key talents in the 70s – but which is even more important as a testament to Steve's unique place in music! Young had country roots in the south, but worked the folk scene in California in the 60s – and, like some of his best contemporaries, really transformed into something else – partly through a relationship with Van Dyke Parks, who was a key early supporter – but clearly very much his own visionary, too! Young has a voice with a depth that recalls Tim Buckley's farther reaches at times – but a much more homegrown approach – and the songs here are unassuming country numbers that might sit well next to the hippest of the 70s scene – with resonance that runs a space between Austin and LA. Titles include "Seven Bridges Road", "My Oklahoma", "White Trash Song", "One Car Funeral Procession", "Lonesome Orry & Mean", "Come Sit By My Side", "Montgomery In The Rain", and "True Note". This great CD version features material that was recorded at the same time, but only showed up on later reworked versions of the record by Rounder and Blue Canyon – plus some re-recordings too – titles that include "I Can't Hold Myself In Line", "Days Of 49", "Wild Goose", "Ballad Of William Sycamore", "White Trash Song", and "Seven Bridges Road". Also features earlier 45 rpm tracks for Reprise – "Down In The Flood (aka Crash On The Levee)" and "The White Trash Song (aka There's A High Tide Risin)". CD

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✨✧ John PattonBlue Planet Man ... CD
Evidence, 1993. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Surprisingly nice recent work from Blue Note organ jazz legend Big John Patton! The album was recorded in New York in 1993 – at a time when Patton was being rediscovered, and brought back into the light as an excellent player with a hell of a lot to offer, one who'd just been slowly forgotten by the record companies over the years. The session features some great (and surprisingly straight!) alto work by John Zorn, one of Patton's biggest supporters in this comeback time – plus tenor by Pete Chavez, tenor and soprano by Bill Saxton, guitar by Ed Cherry, and rhythm by old Blue Note players, with drums by Eddie Gladden and conga by Lawrence Killian. The best tracks on the album have an amazing searching groove – similar to that that Patton was crafting on his late Blue Notes, such as Understanding and Memphis New York Spirit. Other tracks are a bit more funky jazz oriented, but still quite strong – and titles include "U Jaama", "Bama", "Chip", "Congo Chant", and "Popeye". CD

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

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✨✧ 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
 
 
 



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