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New Dave Matthews BandCrash ... CD
RCA, 1996. Used ... $1.99
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Dave Matthews BandEveryday ... CD
RCA, 2001. Used ... $3.99
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Dave Matthews BandStand Up ... CD
RCA, 2009. Used ... $3.99
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Ronnie McNeirRonnie McNeir ... CD
RCA/Dusty Groove, 1972. New Copy ... $5.99 12.99
The amazing debut of Ronnie McNeir – a 70s soul maestro we'd rank right up there with Donny Hathaway, Leroy Hutson, or Leon Ware – but one who's possibly even more impressive, given that he cut this record when he was only 22 years old! The album's quite heavy on keyboards – played by Ronnie underneath his wonderful vocals – with jazzy touches that give the record a strongly mature sound, almost in the realm of Stevie Wonder at points, especially Stevie's sound right at the end of the 60s. But Ronnie's also very much his own man too – and puts together the album with a great deal of thought – a few recurring musical themes between some tunes, and even bits of dialogue which serve to unite the different tunes, and almost make the record a mini-symphony of soul! The songwriging is beautiful too – numbers that have a deeply personal feel, but without any common cliches – often a righteous undercurrent that creates a spiritual vibe that links things together wonderfully. There's a depth here that goes way beyond common soul albums of the time – and the album's a real treasure of 70s soul – the kind we'd never part with! Titles include "In Summertime", "Young Girl", "Daddy's Coming Home", "Girl You're Gonna Lose Your Groove", "Keep Your Hands Off My Lady", "Extra Extra", "Gone Away", and "I'm So Thankful". CD
(On the Dusty Groove label. Hurry – this is your last chance to own this classic on CD!)

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Memphis SlimBluebird Recordings – 1940 to 1941 ... CD
RCA, Early 40s. Used ... $9.99
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(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole. Booklet has a promo sticker.)

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MergeMerge ... CD
RCA/PTG (Netherlands), 1982. New Copy ... $18.99
Funky grooves merge into sweet soulful moments – on this wonderful debut from an obscure Chicago group! The music is clubby at points, but also mellows out at others – mixing bassy grooves with spacier moments that have an especially nice vibe – and which really showcase a sophisticated modern soul side of the group! And the production work features plenty of old talents from Brunswick Records – including Chicago soul giants Carl Davis, Eugene Record, and Sonny Sanders – who really put the record together with a lot of care, at a level that should have made these guys huge. A great lost set, but well worth discovering – and tracks include "Volcanic Voodoo", "Take It To The Top", "What Makes You Wanna Lie To Me", "You're My Everything", "Show Him The Way To Go", and "Worry". CD

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Helen Merrill & Piero UmilianiParole E Musica ... CD
RCA/Rearward (Italy), 1961. New Copy Gatefold ... $14.99
A strange and obscure session that has the cool jazz vocals of American singer Helen Merrill backed by a small Italian combo led by soundtrack composer Piero Umiliani – a wonderful mix that really makes the album an unusual one for Helen! The music was originally recorded for a TV program in Italy, and each track is preceded by an Italian voice, reciting Italian versions of the lyrics over spare musical backing – then Merrill's voice comes in with a bigger jazz group, singing each track in English – a very nice level of presentation! And although the whole thing sounds crazy, it actually works well – and gives the album a compelling edge and kind of a sexy late-night quality – with great instrumentation that includes flute from Gino Marinacci and guitar from Enzo Grillini. Tracks include "Solitude", "Everything Happens To Me", "Night & Day", "Why Don't You Do Right", and "Willow Weep For Me". CD
Also available Parole E Musica (180 gram vinyl with bonus CD) ... LP 26.99

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MetrosSweetest One ... CD
RCA/Dusty Groove, 1967. New Copy ... $7.99 12.99
One of the greatest Northern Soul albums ever – completely great all the way through, and filled with songs that have been burning up dancefloors for years! The vocals are incredible – soaring harmonies that hold together perfectly, even when the grooves are hard and heavy – and the instrumentation is great too – handled by the Pied Piper team, who were kind of a Motown offshoot that featured Jack Ashford on vibes and percussion, Dave Hamilton and Ray Monette on guitar, and Joe Hunter on piano. Hunter and Ashford handled the arrangements – with a pitch-perfect sound that's completely sublime – sweet and grooving at the same time, and put together with the same kind of care you'd find at Motown – but with all the harder-edge qualities that always made indie work from Detroit so great. Every cut is a winner, and the set is the only full album ever done by the group – with cuts that include "Egyptian Love", "Till The End Of Time", "Since I Found My Baby", "Sweetest One", "Unlucky Sun", "I'll Never Forget You", "Do The Pied Piper", and "I'm With You All The Way". Great reissue – fully remastered from the original tapes – with new liner notes too! CD
(On the Dusty Groove label.)

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Miucha & Antonio Carlos JobimMiucha & Tom Jobim (1979) ... CD
RCA/Sony (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $8.99
This second collaboration between these two great talents is every bit as wonderful as the first – a great later set of bossa-revival work, done by Tom Jobim and Miucha in a similar mode to his earlier work with Elis Regina! The set was recorded in New York, with spacious production from the legendary Aloysio De Oliveira – and the result's a beautiful combination of lilting melody and warm vocals that shows that Jobim could still sound wonderful, even after his initial 60s classics. Chico Buarque and Joao Donato contribute to the magic, and titles include "Turma Do Funil (No Baixo Leblon)", "Triste Alegria", "Sublime Tortura", "Samba Do Carioca", "Falando De Amor", "No Cego", and "Dinheiro Em Penca". CD

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Hugo MontenegroYoung Beat Of Rome/Candy's Theme & Other Sweets ... CD
RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1964/1965. New Copy ... $16.99
A pair of early gems from the great Hugo Montenegro! Young Beat Of Rome has Hugo taking a European sound and turning it on its ear with some mod 60s arrangements – nice electric bass at the bottom, some cool guitar, and even a few strong drum passages – all to transform the sound of postwar Italian pop! Many of the tunes are covers, but done with a fair bit of zing – like you're hearing them blasting from a jukebox in some lost Fellini film! Titles include "Eh Cupari", "Mama", "Roman Guitar", "Volare", "Love Theme", "Oh Mamma", and "Mala Femmena". Candy's Theme is one of Hugo Montenegro's dreamier LPs of the 60s – a mellow batch of instrumentals composed by Hugo, all based around the theme of female "candy"! The approach is subtle, but there's actually some really great moments on here – the kind of offbeat instrumentation that we always like in Hugo's work, complete with odd percussion, nice use of organ, spooky voices, and other nice touches that make this one a lot cooler than you might think! Titles include "Kitten", "Theme For Irma", "Jean", "Little Lo", "Fanny's Theme", "Amber", and "Suzie". CD

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Mussorgsky/Tchaikovsky/Borodin/Kabalevsky/GlinkaPictures At An Exhibition/Night On Bald Mountain/March Miniature/March Slave/Colas Breugnon – Fritz Reiner/Chicago Symphony Orchestra ... CD
RCA/BMG, 1957/1959. Used ... $5.99
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(Hybrid Super Audio CD pressing.)

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Willie NelsonIt Will Come To Pass – The Metaphysical Worlds & Poetic Introspections Of Willie Nelson ... CD
RCA/Omni (Australia), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $12.99 19.98
Willie Nelson without the long hair – really sounding great on a set of early recordings for RCA! That amazing voice is already very firmly in place – that sharp, raspy tone that was an instant original in country music – especially when singing Nelson's own words, which really dominate this wonderful collection – a set that, as you'd guess from the title, really highlights Willie's more contemplative nature! The whole thing's wonderfully free from any overdone country music cliches – and is a great document of this under-reissued side of Nelson's catalog – the roots that led to the superstardom of the 70s, but with a much more personal, heartfelt quality too. CD features 28 tracks in all – and titles include "Healing Hands Of Time", "Suffer In Silence", "Truth Number One", "Jimmy's Road", "Pages", "Little Things", "Blackjack County Chain", "Me & Paul", "These Are Difficult Times Remember The Good Times", "Born To Lose", "The Ghost", and "Darkness On The Face Of The Earth". CD

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Peter NeroSalute To Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass/Screen Scene ... CD
RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1966/1967. New Copy ... $16.99
A pair of obscure albums from Peter Nero – both pretty groovy! Peter Nero Plays A Salute To Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass follows on a surprisingly common genre in the 60s – an instrumental album that seeks to cash in on Herb's big work of the time – but done here with piano from Nero, instead of the usual trumpet in the lead! That switch makes for a nice change – as does Nero's own arrangements, which aren't nearly as copycat as you'd get on other Alpert tribute albums – so that the whole thing feels more like an extrapolation of A&M Records ideas, brought through the more traditional easy style of RCA. Titles include "What Now My Love", "The Lonely Bull", "Work Song", "The Mexican Shuffle", "Spanish Flea", and "A Taste Of Honey". Screen Scene is a cool set of instrumental themes from 60s films – a well-chosen selection that has Peter Nero at his most groovy – playing with a bit more left hand soul at times, and hitting some unexpectedly mod moments too! Nero handled the arrangements – and while some charts have the fullness of his own records, others are nicely compact – especially when the song calls for it. Titles include "My Favorite Things", "Help", "The Silencers", "What's New Pussycat", "Thunderball", and "Chim Chim Cheree" – plus Nero's own "The Flick". CD

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Peter Nero with Arthur FiedlerFantasy & Improvisations/Nero Goes Pops ... CD
RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1965/1968. New Copy 2 CDs ... $16.99
Two surprisingly great albums from pianist Peter Nero – both of which have him working with larger backings from the Boston Pops! Fantasy & Improvisations is a unique meeting of two of RCA's biggest instrumental talents of the 60s, and a surprisingly sophisticated album from pianist Peter Nero – one that presents his own title composition on all of side one! "Fantasy & Improvisations" is a wonderful work – one that makes full use of Nero's pointed style of piano performance, but at a level that's a bit more illuminating than some of his pop material – especially during the improvised passages, which have a deftness that really leaves us breathless! Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops are nicely restrained, but get a bit more standard on the second half of the record – which features a reading of George Gershwin's "Concerto In F". Nero Goes Pops has pianist Peter Nero working with some larger backings from the Boston Pops, led by Arthur Fiedler – but at a level that's hardly "pop" at all, given that the whole program features the compositions of George Gershwin! The music returns Gerswhin's songs to a more serious concert setting – with dramatic piano leads by Nero over the larger backings conducted by Fiedler – on titles that include "Rhapsody In Blue", "The Man I Love", "They Can't Take That Away From Me", "Bidin My Time", and "I Got Rhythm". CD

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Nite-LitersA-Nal-Y-Sis ... CD
RCA/Dusty Groove, 1973. New Copy ... $7.99 12.99
A masterpiece of hard and heavy funk – from one of the best bands of the early 70s! The Nite Liters were a legendary funky combo that provided the backing for some of New Birth's best albums – but on their own, they were even funkier, and had a sound that was part JBs, part Meters, and all funky! This album may well be the group's best – their last for RCA, and a set that really has them honing their edge incredibly. The drums are amazing, the keyboards great, and the horns have this quality that's both complex, yet right on the money – making for a richness in sound that really sets the group apart from their contemporaries. A few singers from The New Birth provide chorus vocals on a few tracks – but most of the set is instrumental, and the record's one we'd gladly stack next to our Meters albums on Josie or JBs classics on People. Every track's a gem – and titles include "Drumology", "Excuse Me While I Do My Thing", "Serenade for a Jive Turkey", "Happy Hooker", "Craaashing", "Damn", "Pee-Foul", and a sweet cover of "Valdez in the Country" that's been sampled at least once over the years! CD
(On the Dusty Groove label.)

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OdysseyHappy Together (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/Big Break (UK), 1982. New Copy ... $9.99
A really nice step forward for Odyssey – a record that's a bit tighter and more electric than previous sets, but which also has a nice sort of depth as well! These guys manage to balance a love of the hook with all the right sort of touches to keep the cuts from ever being too poppy or commercial – a balance that may well come from the album's great lineup of instrumentalists – who include Gary Bartz on alto, Bobby Eli on guitar, Marcus Miller on bass, and even some help from Nile Rogers and Bernard Edwards on one track too. Titles include a surprisingly good funky soul cover of The Turtles' "Happy Together" – plus "Together", "Inside Out", "Happy People", "Love's Alright", and "Magic Touch". CD features bonus tracks – "Inside Out (single)", "Together (single)", "Magic Touch (single)", "Happy People (single)", "Inside Out (12" version)", and "Magic Touch (12" version)". CD

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Os CobrasO LP ... CD
RCA (UK), 1964. New Copy ... $8.99
A landmark session of bossa jazz – about as great as you can get for the genre! This little beauty was recorded in 1964 – and it features work by some of Brazil's greatest bossa musicians of the time: Milton Banana on drums, Tenorio Jr on piano, Raulzinho on trombone, and Paulo Moura on saxes. The group's incredibly tight – and despite the individual fame of the players, they come together as a seamless unit, one in which the egos of each is put aside for the sake of the bossa grooves! Brilliant stuff throughout – and essential for any collection. Titles include "The Blues Walk", "Mar Amar", "Chao", "40 Graus", "Uganda", "Praia", "Moca Da Praia", and "Nana". CD

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Dolly PartonDolly (4CD box set) ... CD
RCA/Legacy, 1960s/1970s/1980s/Early 90s. Used 4CD ... $26.99
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(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout mark.)

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Dolly Parton & Porter WagonerJust Between You & Me – The Complete Recordings 1967 to 1976 (6CD box set) ... CD
RCA/Bear Family (Germany), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 6CD ... $141.99 176.99
One of the greatest duets in country music – heard here in the complete range of their famous records for RCA! Porter Wagoner was a mighty dark singer on his own in the 60s, but in the company of newcomer Dolly Parton, he really found a warmer side – a way of mixing his sometimes-bleak views on love and life with Parton's undeniably ebullient approach – and her wonderful voice, which really helped balance out his own deeper tones. The work here runs from the early tracks – when Wagoner was the lead act, to mid 70s material – at a time when Parton was very ascendant, and still helped Porter find a way to stay in the spotlight. The beautiful box features all the album, singles, and rare material by the duo – 160 tracks on 6CDs, complete with one of those beautiful Bear Family LP-sized books – almost worth the price of the whole thing, given the data and wonderful images! CD

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PerigeoLa Valle Dei Templi ... CD
RCA (Spain), 1975. Used ... $6.99
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Arcade FireNeon Bible ... CD
Merge, 2007. Used ... $3.99
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New Arcana (Bill Laswell/Tony Williams)Arc Of The Testimony ... CD
Axiom, 1997. Used ... $14.99
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Arranco De VarsoviaNa Cadencia do Samba ... CD
Dubas (Brazil), 2005. Used ... $18.99
A beautiful little samba harmony group – one with a sound that recalls the best groups of the genre from late 60s Brazil! Arranco De Varsovia blend together male and female voices in a wonderfully warm sort of way – recalling the work of Conjunto Sambacana with their lively approach to the music, but working in a style that's even more authentic in its use of percussion and other instrumentation. The sound is great – clean, clear, and uncluttered – and these guys almost have an "instant classic" style that we really like a lot. Titles include "Falou Com A Moca", "Medidas Provisorias", "Sai Dessa", "Futebol", "Conselho", "Cabelo Pixaim", and "Forca Da Imaginacao". CD
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Basso Valdambrini QuintetFonit H602/603 ... CD
Schema (Italy), 1970. New Copy Gatefold ... $18.99
Wonderful work from one of the greatest Italian jazz groups of the 60s – heard here in two of their rarest recordings! The set brings together material from two sessions that were only issued on the Fonit sound library label – but both are every bit as sharp and soulful as the best Basso-Valdambrini work for bigger labels – including their early 60s gems on RCA! And like those records, there's a wonderful sense of rhythm here – kind of the soul jazz side of Blue Note, but handled with a fresh sound that's nicely free of any copycat cliches – and which instead really has the group finding their own voice through their writing and solos. The H602 album is billed as "pop jazz" – which is more a 60s soul jazz style – and H603 is called "Californiano", with a bit of a west coast vibe, but still very much the best grooves we've come to love from the combo. The lineup on both includes tremendous trumpet from Oscar Valdabrini and tenor from Gianni Basso – with rhythms from Ettore Righello on piano, Giorgio Azzolini on bass, and Lionella Bionda on drums. Titles include "Pick Up", "Glaucus", "Gold Mine", "From Me", "Maglione", "Muy", "Plinius", and "Transistor". CD
Also available Fonit H602/603 (with bonus CD) ... LP 25.99

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Boogie Down ProductionsSouth Bronx Teachings – A Collection Of Boogie Down Productions ... CD
Traffic/B-Boy, Late 80s. Used ... $2.99
A selection of late 80s South Bronx Teachings – classic Boogie Down Productions circa Criminal Minded! South Bronx Teachings focuses soundly on the class of '87 – so you get fistful of the Criminal Minded cuts and a few other blasts from KRS-One & Scott La Rock, nicely paced over 13 tracks. Includes "Poetry", "South Bronx", "9MM Goes Blang", "Word From Our Sponsor", "Elementary", "Advance", "D-Nice Rocks The House", "The Bridge Is Over", "Criminal Minded", and "P Is Free (rmx)". CD

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New CakeMotorcade Of Generosity ... CD
Volcano, 1994. Used ... $6.99
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(Out of print.)

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CandidoMaster ... CD
Chesky, 2014. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
It's hard to imagine anyone making music for as many years as the legendary Candido – nor anyone who might still sound as great after so many decades in music! This set's definitely well-titled – as the congolero works here with a gorup of Latin jazz musicians, on an album that's one of his best in many years – a record that has maybe even more traditional Afro-Cuban elements than even Candido's work of the 50s, but which also brings in some strong jazz elements as well. Ray Santos arranged the set, and heads up the group – and the lineup includes tenor, flute, trombone, and trumpet – as well as some other percussionists next to Candido, and even a bit of tres and guitar as well – which further the rootsier side of the music. Candido's not totally on fire – maybe not a thousand-finger man here – but is still amazingly rock-solid, and really helps ground the whole record with his work on congas. Titles include "Arcason", "Salsibiri", "Conga Descarga", "Mulatacha", "Conga Blues", and "Lagrimas Negras". CD
Also available Master ... CD 10.99

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CandidoMaster ... CD
Chesky, 2014. Used ... $10.99
It's hard to imagine anyone making music for as many years as the legendary Candido – nor anyone who might still sound as great after so many decades in music! This set's definitely well-titled – as the congolero works here with a gorup of Latin jazz musicians, on an album that's one of his best in many years – a record that has maybe even more traditional Afro-Cuban elements than even Candido's work of the 50s, but which also brings in some strong jazz elements as well. Ray Santos arranged the set, and heads up the group – and the lineup includes tenor, flute, trombone, and trumpet – as well as some other percussionists next to Candido, and even a bit of tres and guitar as well – which further the rootsier side of the music. Candido's not totally on fire – maybe not a thousand-finger man here – but is still amazingly rock-solid, and really helps ground the whole record with his work on congas. Titles include "Arcason", "Salsibiri", "Conga Descarga", "Mulatacha", "Conga Blues", and "Lagrimas Negras". CD
Also available Master ... CD 14.99

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Jimmy CastorE-Man Groovin ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $9.99
Jimmy Castor's looking mighty butch on the cover of this one – what with the leather and motorcycle in the photo – and he's bringing all that energy to play strongly on the album's heavy heavy funk tracks! The record's a great extension of the funky style that Castor first started forging at RCA – touches with plenty of Jimmy's multi-instrumental touches on tenor, alto, and timbales – and given that great monster-inspired approach to lyrics – which ensures that the whole thing stays plenty vivid throughout! Vocals are nice and rough, and the instrumentation is heavy on basslines and clavinet – on titles that include the two part "Dracula", plus "Super Love", "I Love A Mellow Groove", "E Man Groovin", "I Don't Want To Lose You", and "Space Age". CD

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Chopin/Brahms/Liszt/Ravel/ProkofievScherzo No 3 Op 39/Barcarole Op 60/Rhapsodien Op 79/Hungarian Rhapsody No 6/Sonata In B/Jeux D'eau/Tocccata Op 11 – Martha Argerich ... CD
Deutsche Grammophon, 1960/1971. Used ... $3.99
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Sam CookeSam Cooke At The Copa ... CD
Abkco, 1964. Used ... $6.99
A classic live album – one of the first in soul music, and a beautiful set of smooth soul tunes from Sam Cooke! Sam's singing at the high-end nitespot The Copacabana – and like many live sets performed there, this one's tailored a bit to the classy crowd at the show – but that doesn't stop him from using his voice to perfection, sweetly crafting beautiful lines on a batch of standards given the soul treatment, plus a few of Sam's own hits. And sure, it's easy to criticize this album after the release of the Live At The Harlem Square album in the mid 80s – which was recorded a year earlier, but rejected by RCA in favor of this album's crossover potential – but keep in mind that for most folks who didn't grow up with the hindsight of reissues, this album was all they had, and it still had quite an impact in the soul market. Titles include "The Best Things In Life Are Free", "Try A Little Tenderness", "If I Had A Hammer", "Twistin The Night Away", "You Send Me", and "This Little Light Of Mine". CD
Also available Sam Cooke At The Copa ... LP 14.99

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Sam CookeTribute To The Lady ... CD
Keen/Andex (Spain), 1959. Used ... $9.99
An early gem from the great Sam Cooke – a pre-RCA session, but one that already has Sam showing a stronger jazzy side of his talents – as you might guess from the title! The Lady, in this case, is the late Billie Holiday – recently passed at the time of this recording, and lovingly paid tribute to by a young Sam Cooke – with vocals that have a perfect blend of sweet and raspy to really unlock the tension in Holiday's music – yet also deliver the sound with a much different vibe overall. The set's a great example of how strongly Cooke could sing in a sophisticated jazzy style – and he does a great job with Holiday standards like "God Bless The Child", "Solitude", "Lover Girl", and "They Can't Take That Away From Me". Rene Hall did the orchestrations – and the album's an interesting example of how Cooke, like Holiday, could work within conventional forms to work a subtly progressive agenda! CD
(Out of print.)

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Elvis CostelloSecret, Profane & Sugarcane ... CD
Hear Music, 2009. Used Gatefold ... $3.99
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Mercan DedeSu ... CD
Escondida, 2004. Used ... $1.99
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Paul Desmond with Jim HallComplete Recordings Of Paul Desmond With Jim Hall (4CD set) ... CD
Mosaic, Early 60s. Used 4CDs ... $149.99
Ahhh . . . The genius of Paul Desmond and Jim Hall! Desmond was the icy alto tone behind Dave Brubeck's legendary quartet of the late 50s and early 60s – and although we always liked his work with Dave, Paul's even better on his own! Desmond has a lanquid, lyrical tones that's simply beyond compare – and in the right setting, he crafts these snaking, inching, arcing lines that take the alto sax to a whole new level of expression. In these sides with guitarist Jim Hall, he's certainly in the right setting – as modernist Hall, fresh from work with the Jimmy Guiffre 3, really helps set the mode on these recordings, painting colors with a subtle brush, filling in spaces ever so gently as Desmond angles his way around tunes that have an increasingly Latin bent to them. The first album in the set features tracks from Desmond's rare 1959 Warner Brothers album , plus an obscure tune ("Susie") that was only ever issued on a 1959 Playboy compilation. The remaining 5 LPs feature tracks from Desmond's sublime RCA sessions from the early 60s - sparely recorded with only bass and drums behind work by him and Hall. Titles include "All Across The City", "East Of The Sun", "Greensleeves", "Rude Old Man", "Samba Cantina", "Two Degrees East, Three Degrees West", "Samba De Orfeu", and loads more. CD
(Out of print, and in nice shape.)

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Dixon BrothersBlessing To The People – Complete Recordings 1936 to 1938 (4CD set) ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Mid 30s. New Copy 4CD & Book ... $95.99 114.99
A treasure trove of wonderful work from The Dixon Brothers – a North Carolina duo who were to their generation what the Louvin Brothers were to the late 50s! In fact, the pair were a key precursor to so many other acts to come – in the way they mixed together tragic songs, gospel, social commentary, and other themes – all in a pre-country style that was very compelling work in the 30s hillbilly generation. The duo have been reissued over the years, but never in a manner this great – a lavish 4CD set that brings together all of their RCA recordings from the 30s, plus later solo recordings by Dorsey Dixon – all with a stunning heavy hardcover book that's filled with notes, images, and lots of other information on the Dixon Brothers. Bear Family at its best! CD
 
 
 



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