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Prestige Blues SwingersOutskirts Of Town ... LP
Prestige, 1958. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Despite what you might guess from the title, the record's not a blues-based one – but a great little blowing session from an all-star array of players! It's our guess that Prestige chose to use the word "blues" in the title because "soul jazz" had yet to come into prominence – but the album's definitely a push of the hardbop blowing session mode in the soul jazz direction – using players that include Art Farmer, Idrees Sulieman, Jerome Richardson, Jimmy Forrest, Pepper Adams, Ray Bryant, and Tiny Grimes on a batch of longish tunes that have plenty of bluesy overtones. Arrangements here are by Jerry Valentine, who we don't really know – but he really gets the feel of the record right – and tracks include "Sent For You Yesterday", "Blue Flute", "Jelly Jelly", and "I Wanna Blow Blow Blow". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC Limited Edition pressing.)

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✨✧ PrestigePrestige Disc Guide (paperback) ... Book
Du Books (Japan), 2013. New Copy Book ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful book on the legendary Prestige Records label – some of the hippest hardbop of the 50s, the coolest soul jazz of the 60s, and the funkiest grooves of the 70s! The book is similar to some of the Blue Note discographies we've stocked from Japan over the years – in that it offers up listings for hundreds of records – with black and white images of the album cover art, plus recording dates, personnel, catalog number, and titles in English – and an additional review of the record in Japanese. The book begins with the first 12" albums on Prestige – the 7000 series – then moves through the early 70s – and also has sections on the New Jazz/Status, Swingville/Moodsville, and early 70s Prestige 10000 funk series too. The back features a complete list of all 12" albums on the label – and the whole thing is over 300 pages, and provides essential information on the label – even if you can't read the reviews in Japanese. Book

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John ColtraneFearless Leader – The 1957 to 1958 Prestige Sessions (6CD set) ... CD
Prestige, 1957/1958. Used 6 CDs ... $32.99
A massive amount of greatness – the first run of albums by John Coltrane as a leader, recorded for Prestige Records in 1957 and 1958, and packaged here with a huge booklet of notes as well! The 6CD collection features a massive 48 tracks in all – the long, open-ended grooves that Coltrane recorded for Prestige – really stepping into the spotlight as a leader on his own, and working with players who include Red Garland on piano, Donald Byrd and Freddie Hubbard on trumpets, Paul Chambers on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums. The set features exquisite packaging – very unique – plus a beautiful 64 page book that includes album artwork, new liner notes, and a full discography and sessionography too! CD
(Out of print. Mark through barcode.)

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✨✧ Miles DavisAll Miles – The Prestige Albums (14CD set) ... CD
Prestige/Universal (Italy), New Copy ... About October 27, 2017
... CD

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Miles DavisLegendary Prestige Quintet Sessions (4CDs – with previously unreleased material) ... CD
Prestige, Late 50s. New Copy 4CD ... $31.99 35.99
A beautiful overview of some of the most legendary material in the catalog of both Miles Davis and John Coltrane – quintet collaborations for Prestige Records from the late 50s, presented here with all master and alternate takes, plus a full bonus CD of unreleased material! The original tracks were issued on a groundbreaking run of albums that include the classics Cookin, Relaxin, Steamin, and Workin With The Miles Davis Quintet – all with Davis on trumpet, Coltrane on tenor, and rhythm from the trio of Red Garland on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums. But in addition to the 32 tracks of studio material from the group – presented on the first 3 CDs in the set – the package also features 8 more live numbers, recorded for the Tonight Show in 1955, and live at the Blue Note in Philly in 1956 and at Cafe Bohemia in 1958! Original studio tunes include "Stablemates", "The Theme", "How Am I To Know", "Four", "Salt Peanuts", "Woody'n You", "Ahmad's Blues", "Well You Needn't", "Half Nelson", "Oleo", "Tune Up", and "Blues By Five". Unreleased live tunes include "Tune Up", "Walkin", "Max Is Making Wax", "Four", "Bye Bye Blackbird", and "Two Bass Hit". Added bonuses include 5 solo transcriptions, a 40 page booklet, and original cover art by Miles! CD

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Miles DavisLegendary Prestige Quintet Sessions (MISSING DISC 3) ... CD
Prestige, Late 50s. Used 4 CDs ... $9.99
A beautiful overview of some of the most legendary material in the catalog of both Miles Davis and John Coltrane – quintet collaborations for Prestige Records from the late 50s, presented here with all master and alternate takes, plus a full bonus CD of unreleased material! The original tracks were issued on a groundbreaking run of albums that include the classics Cookin, Relaxin, Steamin, and Workin With The Miles Davis Quintet – all with Davis on trumpet, Coltrane on tenor, and rhythm from the trio of Red Garland on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums. But in addition to the 32 tracks of studio material from the group – presented on the first 3 CDs in the set – the package also features 8 more live numbers, recorded for the Tonight Show in 1955, and live at the Blue Note in Philly in 1956 and at Cafe Bohemia in 1958! Original studio tunes include "Stablemates", "The Theme", "How Am I To Know", "Four", "Salt Peanuts", "Woody'n You", "Ahmad's Blues", "Well You Needn't", "Half Nelson", "Oleo", "Tune Up", and "Blues By Five". Unreleased live tunes include "Tune Up", "Walkin", "Max Is Making Wax", "Four", "Bye Bye Blackbird", and "Two Bass Hit". Added bonuses include 5 solo transcriptions, a 40 page booklet, and original cover art by Miles! CD
(Out of print, MISSING DISC 3)

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Miles DavisMiles Davis Quartet (Prestige LP 161) (10 inch LP) ... LP
Prestige, 1953. Near Mint- ... $16.99
An early 10" from Miles Davis' name! The feel here is quite similar to Davis' work of the time for Blue Note – done with tracks that are short and tight, and very boppish – less of the glistening Davis style of later years, but still quite strongly voiced nonetheless. Players include Horace Silver on piano on most tracks, plus a bit of keys from John Lewis – and one track even features Charles Mingus on piano! Other players on the sessions include Art Blakey and Max Roach on drums – plus Percy Heath on bass Titles include "Old Devil Moon", "Tune Up", "Miles Ahead", "Four", and "Smooch". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue.)

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Eric DolphyComplete Prestige Recording (MISSING DISC 9) (9CD box set) ... CD
Prestige, Early 60s. Used 9 CDs ... $59.99
... CD
(Out of print, please note that disc 9 is missing from this set.)

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Don Lanphere/Fats Navarro/Leo Parker/ Al HaigPrestige First Sessions 1949/50 ... LP
Prestige, 1949/1950. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $4.99
The earliest days of a legendary jazz label – some of the first 78rpm material recorded by Prestige Records, all of it pretty darn great! The first half of the set features work by the group of tenorist Don Lanphere – a great player we don't really know at all, but one who's got Fats Navarro blowing trumpet on most of the tracks on the set! Piano is by Duke Jordan on the first two tracks, and Al Haig on all the rest – and titles include "Spider's Web", "Strike Up The Band", "Wailing Wall", "Go", "Stop", and "Infatuation". Next are some rare sides from saxophonist Leo Parker – playing alto here in addition to his usual baritone – in a group with Al Haig on piano, Oscar Pettiford on bass, and Max Roach on drums – on tunes that include "Mad Lad Returns", "Who's Mad", "Mona Lisa", "Darn That Dream", and "I Cross My Fingers". Last are some sweet bop sides from a trio with Al Haig on piano, Tommy Potter on bass, and Roy Haynes on drums – on the titles "Liza", "Stars Fell On Alabama", "Opus Caprice", and "Stairway To The Stars". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner & light wear.)

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Jack McDuffPrestige Years ... CD
Prestige, Early 60s. Used ... $2.99
... CD

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Modern Jazz QuartetModern Jazz Quartet (Prestige LP 170) (10 inch LP) ... LP
Prestige, Early 50s. Very Good ... $34.99
Ah, the genius of the early Modern Jazz Quartet – summed up perfectly in two words: Kenny Clarke! At this early point in the group's history, Kenny was in the quartet on drums – and his magic touch on the kit makes for a style that's a bit harder, and a bit more swinging than some of the later albums from the MJQ, especially those on Atlantic. Additionally, Milt Jackson was coming off of his bop years at Blue Note – another good influence on these sides, as most of the tracks swing with that mix of bop and modern that you'd find on the the best Jackson 10" recordings from the time. This tasty early album is some of our favorite work by the group – and features tracks that include "La Ronde", "Milano", "One Bass Hit", and "Django". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing! Vinyl is nice and clean – and the cover is great, with no splits.)

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Thelonious MonkComplete Prestige 10" Collection (5LP set) ... LP
Prestige/Craft, New Copy ... On December 1, 2017
... LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousPrestige Records Story (4 CD set) ... CD
Prestige/Fantasy, 1950s/1960s. Used ... $38.99
Includes material from Gene Ammons, George Benson, Rusty Bryant, John Coltrane, Sonny Criss, King Curtis, Tadd Dameron, Eric Dolphy, Coleman Hawkins, Etta Jones, Oliver Nelson, King Pleasure, Roland Kirk, and Sonny Stitt. CD
(Barcode has a sticker. CDs have promo stamps. Includes slipcase and booklet. Out of print.)

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✨✧ Chet BakerLonely Star – The Prestige Sessions ... CD
Prestige, 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ John ColtraneColtrane (Prestige) ... LP
Prestige, 1957. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic early John Coltrane for Prestige – less a bold statement as a leader than a strong batch of blowing session-styled tracks that show how well Coltrane could hold his own with more established players! The groups on the set vary from track to track – and feature players that include Sahib Shihab, Mal Waldron, Red Garland, Paul Chambers, and Al Heath – plus underappreciated Philly trumpeter Johnnie Splawn. Trane's in great form here – even though the overall set's a bit less structured than some of his later albums – and his tone and solo approach are already stepping out from the rest of the pack with great vigor! Titles include "Bakai", "Time Was", "Straight Street", and "Chronic Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label NJ pressing, with RVG stamp, AB etch, and deep groove – in the red 50th Street cover, still with rice paper inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Charles MingusMingus (Prestige 2LP) ... LP
Prestige, Mid 50s. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Excellent double LP that brings together a whole bunch of Mingus' best Debut sides from the early 50's – most of which are very hard to find on wax these days! Mingus is playing with a group that includes Mal Waldron, Eddie Bert, and Max Roach – and the album includes classics like "Haitian Fight Song", "All the Things You Can C Sharp", and "Percussion Discussion". Great stuff, and with some good notes, too. Also includes "Work Song", "Ladybird", "Love Chant", "Jump Monk", "Septemberly", "A Foggy Day", & "Love Chant". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Etta JonesBest Of Etta Jones – The Prestige Singles ... CD
Prestige/OJC, Early 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
18 soulful tracks from Etta Jones – a unique singer who managed to straddle the worlds of jazz and blues, without giving short shrift to either! The selection brings together tracks that Etta recorded for the Prestige label in the 60s, and which were released as singles – none of them really crossover or chart singles, but some of Etta's strongest work of the decade, the sort that got spun over and over again on jukeboxes in smaller jazz lounges in America's cities. Titles include "Old Folks", "Don't Go To Strangers", "If I Had You", "Hurry Home", "Just Friends", "In The Dark", "Nature Boy", "The Gal From Joes", "Love Walked In", and "Unchained Melody". CD

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✨✧ Charles MingusReincarnation Of A Lovebird (Prestige – aka Blue Bird/Pithecanthropus Erectus) ... LP
Prestige/America, 1970. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Two great sides of Mingus, recorded in France in 1970 and originally issued on America records. The group's a smallish one, featuring Mingus stalwart Dannie Richmond on drums and Jaki Byard on piano, plus Charles McPherson, Bobby Jones and Eddie Preston up front. These sides offer ample proof that he could still drive his band into a raging inferno of pent-up tones, colors, and feelings, even at this later point in his career. 6 tracks in all, with lengthy takes of Mingus' "Reincarnation Of A Lovebird" and "Pithycanthropus Erectus", and two more originals "Peggy's Blue Skylight" and "Love Is A Dangerous Beauty", a great reading of Bird's "Blue Bird" plus the standard "I Left My Heart In San Francisco". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Mose AllisonGreatest Hits ... LP
Prestige/OJC, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Mose Allison TrioBack Country Suite ... LP
Prestige, 1957. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A rare early Mose Allison album – a mostly-instrumental outing that focuses on Allison's wonderful talents on the piano – already honed by this time through participation in a number of key sessions with other leaders! Side one of the album features the beautiful "Back Country Suite" – an extended piece of shorter numbers, composed by Allison with a wonderfully evocative feel. The depth of the work is wonderful, and shows that even at an early point, Allison was forging a unique voice in jazz that went far beyond simple work on piano as an accompanist. Other players on the set include bassist Taylor La Fargue and drummer Frank Isola – and side two features the tunes "Blueberry Hill", "I Thought About You", "In Salah", and "One Room Country Shack". LP, Vinyl record album
(Reissue pressing on Doxy.)

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Gene AmmonsBad Bossa Nova (aka Jungle Soul) ... LP
Prestige, 1964. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Bad Bossa Nova is right – as Gene Ammons really hits a great groove here – one that's not exactly bossa, but which has lots of Latin and tropical touches! The session makes great use of 2 guitars at the same time – using that of Kenny Burrell for soulful rhythm, but also adding in Bucky Pizzarelli for some nice acoustic embellishments – in a mode that's similar to the soul jazz-com-bossa style used on records like Ike Quebec's Soul Samba or Charlie Rouse's Bossa Nova Bacchanal. The overall rhythms are a bit more complicated, and a bit more soul jazz based than those sets – with Hank Jones on piano, Oliver Jackson on percussion, and Al Hayes adding in some sweet extra bongo! Titles include the classic "Ca'Purange" – plus "Anna", "Yellow Bird", "Cae Cae", and "Moito Mato Grosso". Also issued under the title Jungle Soul! (Ca' Purange). LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing in an older cover.)

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✨✧ Gene AmmonsBig Sound ... LP
Prestige, Mid 50s. Very Good- ... $7.99
Classic Jug, playing in a laidback open-ended blowing session, with other strong Prestige players – like Coltrane, Jerome Richardson, Paul Quinichette, Art Taylor, and Mal Waldron, who always seems to be the driving force between most Prestige sides like this. The album has only 4 tracks, and they're all long and nice and soulful. The titles are "Blue Hymn", "The Real McCoy", "Cheek To Cheek", and "That's All". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has brown tape holding all seams, and a stain with some flaking at the bottom.)

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Gene AmmonsBlack Cat ... LP
Prestige, 1971. Very Good ... $4.99
One of the great funky albums that Gene Ammons cut for Prestige at the start of the 70s – quite different than his earlier work for the label, and a very different showcase for his tenor genius! The whole lineup here is amazing – a quintet that features heavy drums from Idris Muhammad, piano and Fender Rhodes from Harold Mabern, bass from Ron Carter, and some tremendously smoking guitar from the great George Freeman! Freeman goes nuts on the funky cut "The Black Cat" – and other tracks include "Jug Eyes", "Hi Ruth", "Something", and "Piece To Keep Away Evil Spirits". LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple label pressing. Cover has a split bottom seam with a bit of flaking, some ring & edge wear, and pen on back.)

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✨✧ Gene AmmonsBlue Gene ... CD
Prestige, 1958. Used ... $4.99
Way more than just an album with Gene Ammons as a leader – and instead, a set that truly earns the "all stars" listed on the cover – thanks to a great array of supporting players, and a very loose, open-ended jam session style that lets everyone get in plenty of solo space! Ammons' tenor is tremendous, but he's also a great collaborator here, too – working with Idrees Suliman on trumpet, Pepper Adams on baritone, Mal Waldron on piano, Art Taylor on drums, Doug Watkins on bass, and Ray Barretto on conga – in a mode that's maybe slightly tighter than some of the blowing sessions Prestige was doing at the time, but which still has that key longform creative energy that made the hardbop generation so great. Titles include "Blue Gene", "Scamperin", "Blue Greens n Beans", and "Hip Tip" – and all tracks are long, with plenty of focus on solos! CD
Also available Blue Gene ... LP 9.99

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✨✧ Gene AmmonsBlue Gene ... LP
Prestige, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Way more than just an album with Gene Ammons as a leader – and instead, a set that truly earns the "all stars" listed on the cover – thanks to a great array of supporting players, and a very loose, open-ended jam session style that lets everyone get in plenty of solo space! Ammons' tenor is tremendous, but he's also a great collaborator here, too – working with Idrees Suliman on trumpet, Pepper Adams on baritone, Mal Waldron on piano, Art Taylor on drums, Doug Watkins on bass, and Ray Barretto on conga – in a mode that's maybe slightly tighter than some of the blowing sessions Prestige was doing at the time, but which still has that key longform creative energy that made the hardbop generation so great. Titles include "Blue Gene", "Scamperin", "Blue Greens n Beans", and "Hip Tip" – and all tracks are long, with plenty of focus on solos! LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing. Cover has light wear.)
Also available Blue Gene ... CD 4.99

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Gene AmmonsBrother Jug! ... LP
Prestige, 1970. Very Good- ... $6.99
One of Jug's funkier albums from his time back out of the pen, and a tasty electric session with Billy Butler on guitar and Sonny Phillips on organ. Pretty Purdie plays drums, and he kicks it nice and lean on the great groover "Jungle Strut". The album also features a nice version of "Son of A Preacher Man", plus "Ger-ru", which features Junior Mance on piano. LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple label pressing.)

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Gene AmmonsFree Again ... LP
Prestige, 1973. Sealed ... $6.99
Dang! Poor Gene Ammons kept getting stuck with albums that had titles which referenced his prison time! Fortunately, the quality of this one's good enough to live past the stupid name – and the record has Gene blowing with a larger group of west coast soul jazz players, arranged by Bobby Bryant, in the style of big band funk he was using on his own work. More than a few nice moments arise – especially on the cuts "Crazy Mary", "Fru Fru", and "Jaggin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Gene AmmonsGene Ammons Story – The 78 Era ... CD
Prestige, Early 50s. Used ... $6.99
An excellent overview of Ammons' early years at Prestige – back when he was recording mostly 78s for the label, and king of the jukebox scene! The sides vary between bop, swing, and a bit of rougher R&B styled tunes – and players include Sonny Stitt, Duke Jordan, Benny Green, Bill Massey, Matthew Gee, and Junior Mance. The feel of the material is similar to Ammons' sides for Chess at the time, but a bit tighter overall – and the set includes 30 tracks in all. Titles include "Back In Your Own Backyard", "Easy Glide", "Walkin", "Chabootie", "Bye Bye", "Archie", "Ammons Boogie", "Jug", "Wow", "Blue & Sentimental", "When I Dream Of You", "A Lover Is Blue", and "Sock". CD
(Out of print.)

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Gene AmmonsGreatest Hits – The 70s ... CD
Prestige, 1969/1970/1971. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Gene AmmonsJammin With Gene – Vol 2 Of The Gene Ammons Jam Sessions ... LP
Prestige, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Ahhhh . . . The Jam Session years of Gene Ammons! This album was one of a number that Jug cut for Prestige during the mid 50s, all excellent examples of how perfectly the label's "blowing session" style could work when it wanted to. The set takes Ammons' tenor, and groups it with an all-star cast that includes Art Farmer and Donald Byrd on trumpets, Jackie McLean on alto, Mal Waldron on piano, Doug Watkins on bass, and Art Taylor on drums. All the horn players are given free reign to solo – and as most of the tracks go on and on and on, they really get room to open up, blowing with the kind of competitive creativity you'd hear in a live set at the same time. Includes three long tracks: "Not Really The Blues", "Jammin With Gene", and "We'll Be Together Again". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing in the Jazz Classics Series cover.)

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✨✧ Gene AmmonsJuganthology ... LP
Prestige, Mid 50s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $5.99
A nice selection of rare Gene Ammons work from the mid 50s – all long, hard-blowing tracks! LP, Vinyl record album

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Gene AmmonsLive! In Chicago ... LP
Prestige, 1961/1967. Very Good ... $6.99
Killer live work from Jug – recorded during the early 60s in Chicago, with just an organ-based trio, and very much in the feeling of the best small-group lounge jazz shows of the day! The material is issued here in a 1967 version, its first release – but the grooves were recorded at the DJ Lounge in Chicago – at a time when Gene Ammons was turning out some very raw, rough-edged material! Organist Eddie Buster does a pretty darn good job of wailing away, and Ammons is in very different, very freewheeling form than on many of his other studio sessions from the time. Gerald Donovan is on drums – and titles include "Fast Track", "Foot Tappin", "Scrapple From The Apple", and "Jug's Blue Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing.)

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Gene AmmonsSock! ... LP
Prestige, 1965. Near Mint- ... $2.99
A striking title – and a strong set of grooves, even if the tracks were pulled from a variety of different sessions, and not recorded as a unified album. Jug plays tenor on all cuts – working in formats that range from a Mal Waldron led trio to larger honking groups with horn players like Henderson Chambers, Cecil Payne, Nate Woodward, and Gene Easton. Tracks are short, and most are pretty rocking – with titles that include "Blue Coolade", "Short Stop", "Scam", "Sock", "What I Say", and "Rock Roll". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing.)

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Gene Ammons & Sonny StittTogether Again For The Last Time ... LP
Prestige, 1976. Near Mint- ... $5.99
1973 recording that would become the last that Jug and Stitt did before Jug's untimely death in the mid 70's. Duke Pearson produced it (even though it wasn't for Blue Note), and the group includes Junior Mance on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and either Mickey Roker or Ajaramu on drums. Tracks include "One For Amos", "The Window Pain", "Saxification", and "I'll Close My Eyes". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Chet BakerSmokin' With The Chet Baker Quintet ... LP
Prestige, 1966. Near Mint- ... $19.99
An obscure session that Chet recorded in the mid 60's with a rhythm section from Detroit that includes the Kirk Lightsey, Herman Wright, and Roy Brooks – and that features some firey playing by George Coleman on tenor. Tracks include "Rearin' Back", "Grade A Gravy", and "Fine & Dandy". Much more soulful than some of Chet's other LPs – and a record that was oddly licensed both to Prestige and Roulette! LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing.)

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Gary BartzJuju Street Songs ... LP
Prestige, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Very righteous material from Gary Bartz – and one of his classic NTU Troop albums, with Andy Bey on vocals and electric piano, and the great Stafford James playing some mighty heavy bass! The tracks are nice and long, with a very soulful sound that mixes freer spiritual playing with a good sense for a groove. Includes an excellent remake of the Stevie Wonder/Syreeta cut "Black Maybe", plus "Bertha Baptist", "Africans Unite", and a great version of "I Wanna Be Where You Are". LP, Vinyl record album

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Gary BartzSingerella – A Ghetto Fairy Tale ... LP
Prestige, 1974. Very Good- ... $14.99
One of the last Gary Bartz albums for Prestige – and a really unique session with a different feel than some of his earlier work! Gary's still got plenty of angular funk in his sound here – thanks to some edgey keyboards from Hubert Eaves – but he's also tightened things up a bit without smoothing them out – cutting down on the longer jams in favor of a more focused approach, and singing himself on many cuts, taking on the quirky lyrical role that used to be held by Andy Bey! Bartz also produced the record himself, but Larry Mizell handled the final mix – giving the record a slightly spacier Mizell-inflected groove, but one that's not as full as on other Bartz/Mizell collaborations. The vocals here are all pretty great, and the album's filled with oddly-grooving tunes that really have a heck of a lot of charm – including the call-response track "Dozens", plus "I Don't Care", "Lady Love", "St Felix Street", "Nation Time", and "Blind Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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George Benson & Jack McDuffGeorge Benson/Jack McDuff (New Boss Guitar of George Benson & Hot Barbeque) ... LP
Prestige, Mid 60s/1977. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
A double-length package of organ/guitar greatness – and a set that features key 60s work by Hammond hero Jack McDuff and guitarist George Benson! First up is The New Boss Guitar Of George Benson – the first album ever cut by Benson as a leader, a cooker of a soul jazz set, recorded back when George was the guitarist in Jack McDuff's classic 60s quartet! The album's almost a McDuff Quartet one – since Jack's on Hammond and Red Holloway is on tenor – but the group's slightly different too, with the surprising additions of Montego Joe on drums, and Ronnie Boykins on bass! Benson's guitar is amazing throughout – sharp-edged and played with a tightness that's quite different than most of his later work – and titles include "Shadow Dancers", "The Sweet Alice Blues", "Just Another Sunday", "Easy Living", and "Rock A Bye". Next up is Hot Barbeque – one of our all-time favorite albums from Brother Jack McDuff! The combo here is great – with a young George Benson hard-wailing on guitar, cutting lines so fast and furious it's hard to believe – especially if you only know his later work. The legendary Joe Dukes is on drums – dancing all over the place under Brother Jack's great groovy solos – and Red Holloway completes the group on tenor sax! The title track's got a rare vocal refrain – with Jack shouting out "Hot Barbeque" over the organ – and other cuts include "Briar Patch", "Hippy Dip", "601 1/2 North Poplar", and "The Three Day Thang". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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