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Ennio MorriconeMenage All 'Italiana ... CD
RCA/Beat (Italy), 1965. New Copy ... $16.99
Slinky genius from Ennio Morricone – an early soundtrack penned for an Italian sex comedy that starred Uno Tognazzi, and one that's filled with plenty of playful instrumental touches! The tunes here are often a bit less upbeat than you'd expect for such a film – done with a Morricone sense of spareness and isolated instrumentation – in a way that almost creates more of a "mood" feel than a sex one, but which also shows the key work done during this generation to liberate film music from overdone romantic styles of earlier years! The record features a few tracks with vocals – "In Fondo Ai Miei Occhi" and "Un Fiore E Nato, sung by Anna Moffo, and "Ho Messo Gli Occhi Su Di Te", sung by Dino – and other titles include "Giallo E Arancione", "La Moglie Tardona", "Fermateli", and "Menage All'Italiana". CD

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Gerry MulliganGreatest Hits ... CD
RCA, 1954. Used ... $2.99
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(Out of print.)

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✨✧ New BirthWild Flowers – Best Of The New Birth ... CD
RCA, Early 70s. Used ... $1.99
Amazing material from this mini-soul empire – the mighty New Birth collective, which also features great backing work from The Nite-Liters! The package is a bit low on notes, but features some really standout performances from the ensemble – hard-hitting soul produced by the mighty Harvey Fuqua, and easily some of the most memorable material from RCA Records in the early 70s. The vocals are amazing – strong harmonies with really breakout leads, both male and female – and titles include the classic "Wild Flower" – plus "Dream Merchant", "I Can Understand It", "It's Impossible", "I Don't Want To Do Wrong", "I Wash My Hands Of The Whole Damn Deal (part 1)", "How Good It Feels", "Do It Again", "Until It's Time For You To Go", and "Granddaddy (part 1)". CD

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Phineas NewbornFabulous Phineas ... CD
RCA (UK), 1958. New Copy ... $8.99
Phineas Newborn is certainly fabulous here – thanks in part to some great guitar work from his brother Calvin! The session's got a little extra "kick" than some of Phineas' other records from the time – a slightly rougher edge that comes from Calvin's raspy guitar work on most of the tunes – played in a way that steps along with the keys of the piano on the leads, but slides out on its own solos as the tunes roll on. Phineas himself is still boldly in charge of the record – playing in that grandly commanding way of his from the 50s – a style that often makes equal use of space as it does his striking the keys – very poised, but also still quite soulful as well. 2 tracks are solo numbers, and titles include "What's New", "Pamela", "45 Degree Angle", "Back Home", and "I'll Remember April". CD

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Bruno NicolaiDefense De Savoir ... CD
RCA/CAM (Italy), 1973. Used ... $9.99
A cool little soundtrack from Bruno Nicolai – penned for a French film instead of an Italian movie – and with a sound that's a bit different than usual! Nicolai makes nice use of some sweeter themes here – a hint of the modes you might find in Michel Legrand or Francis Lai in the 70s – which lightens things up a bit at the start, before some darker, moodier moments creep into the mix – underscoring the film with some more traditional Giallo elements – those tense, spine-tingling styles that Bruno developed with his frequent partner, Ennio Morricone. There's some isolated piano and guitar lines that have a stark, scraping sort of feel – used to great effect on some of the more upbeat numbers – and a few standout bits have electric bass kind of rumbling up from the bottom, which creates a nice sense of urgency. Titles include "La Verite", "Le Pouvoir", "Theme De Juliette", "Sans Espoir", "Concert A La Cour", "Tango Express", and "Tourbillon Final". CD
(Out of print.)

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Harry NilssonNilsson Schmilsson ... CD
RCA, 1971. Used ... Just Sold Out!
One of Nilsson's best ever albums – with a more streamlined overall sound than some of his wildly eclectic earlier LPs – really putting a tight focus on both his vocal and songwriting genius! There's an easygoing charm to the album that's pretty much unrivaled in his catalog (and highlighted by the early morning cover photo) – backed by guitars, keys, and in some spots horns – with loads delicate moments and oddball humor. Pure greatness! Titles include "Gotta Get Up", "Driving Along", "Early In The Morning", "The Moonbeam Song", "Down", "Without You", "Coconut", "Let The Good Times Roll", "Jump Into The Fire" and "I'll Never Leave You". CD

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9.99.9 (with bonus track) ... CD
RCA/PTG (Netherlands), 1985. New Copy ... $9.99
9.9 are looking like some ladies of the eighties on the cover of this debut set – and while the album's definitely got the feel of its time, the group actually go back a lot further in soul music – and originally were the group who recorded under the name of Margo Thunder for Capitol Records in the 70s! That longer legacy really comes through in their vocals – as the girls have a rock-solid sound that's much better than some of the quickie soul sessions of the time – a quality that's further brought out by the production and songwriting talents of Richard Dimples Fields, who even sings a bit on the record too. Many of the cuts have that catchy vibe of Dimples' own material – and titles include "All Of Me For All Of You", "Hot Blood Pressure", "I'll Help You Forget About Him", "Little Bitty Woman", I Like The Way You Dance", "Hooked On You", and "Feel The Fire". CD features bonus track – "All Of Me For All Of You (remixed version)". 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.)
Also available A-Nal-Y-Sis ... LP 9.99

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OdysseyOdyssey (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/BBR (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $9.99
A crossover classic from the late 70s – a record that was born in the clubs, but bred in the mainstream – and the start of a very good relationship between Odyssey and RCA! The album will forever be known for its classic cut "Native New Yorker" – a seminal groover that balances disco rhythms with mainstream 70s soul – but overall, the record's got even more to offer than that gem – including some surprisingly well-done mellower cuts that really make great use of the vocals of Lillian and Louise Lopez. Production is by Sandy Linzer and Charles Calello – the latter of whom is clearly right at home with the groovers – and in addition to "Native New Yorker", other cuts include "Ever Lovin Sam", "You Keep Me Dancin", "Thank You God For One More Day", "Weekend Lover", "Easy Come Easy Go", and "Golden Hands". CD also features 2 bonus tracks – "Weekend Lover (single rmx)" and "Native New Yorker (12" disco version)". CD

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Riz OrtolaniAddio Zio Tom ... CD
RCA/BMG (Japan), 1971. Used ... $19.99
A groovy little soundtrack from Riz Ortolani – a set of tracks written for a colonialist narrative, but with some nice touches that keep with the time in which the music was recorded! One track features some electric harpsichord in a chunky, catchy little melody – and the album ends with a cool chase type theme that has vibes going fast over heavy beats and trumpet blasts! Kicks off with the vocal number "Oh My Love", and titles include "Maple", "Mister Ling", "Miami", "Cadet's Waltz", "Mamie", and "Rito Di Mezzanotte". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)
Also available Addio Zio Tom ... LP 24.99

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Paris BlueSing A Simple Song ... CD
RCA, 1992. Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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✨✧ Dolly PartonJolene (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/Legacy, 1974. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Platinum HookWatching You ... CD
RCA/FTG, 1983. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
Great work from Platinum Hook – a group who got their start in late 70s Motown, but who sound even better on this sweet 80s date for RCA! The album's got a vibe that grabs us right from the start – 80s soul with plenty of boogie at the bottom – fused together in a tight blend of keyboards, bass, and drums – bubbling and percolating nicely on the groovers, while laying back a bit more on a few of the album's ballads. The album's a bit shorter than usual – one of those cool RCA experiments in the mini-LP format – but the overall sound is rich enough to match most full albums of chart soul from the time. Titles include "Woo", "I Don't Wanna Live Without You", "Girl I'm Watching You", "Wonderful World", and "What You Want". CD

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Pointer SistersBlack & White (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $13.99
A great step into the 80s for The Pointer Sisters – a record that has them bringing in themes that are a bit more soulful than some of their previous efforts! The album's still got all the big crossover potential of their other hits – but the groove's got a solidly soulful vibe overall – plenty catchy, and with some great 80s elements bubbling underneath – more than enough to freshen up their sound, and give the trio great new territory to work through! Titles include the mega-hit "Slow Hand" – plus "Sweet Lover Man", "We're Gonna Make It", "What A Surprise", "Got To Find Love", "Fall In Love Again", "Should I Do It", and "Someday We'll Be Together". CD features bonus tracks "What A Surprise (edit)", and "Holdin Out For Love". CD
(Part of the great AOR City series from Japan!)

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Elvis PresleyFrom Elvis In Memphis ... CD
RCA/Legacy, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used 2CD ... $6.99
... CD
(Digipack has some edge wear.)

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Elvis PresleySunrise ... CD
RCA, Mid 50s. Used 2 CDs ... $6.99
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(Out of print.)

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Elvis PresleyWay Down In The Jungle Room ... CD
RCA, 1976. New Copy 2CD ... $9.99 16.98
A collection that's almost worth it for the images on the cover – shots of the fantastic Jungle Room at the Elvis Presley mansion at Graceland – which is where all the music within was recorded! The set beautifully documents some of Elvis' last recording sessions – done back home at Memphis, and even more at home at Graceland – where the Jungle Room was transformed into a studio for a series of laidback recordings that ended up on the albums Moody Blue and From Elvis Presley Boulevard. Yet the charm of the sessions is way more than the famous tunes that were released from those days – as this excellent package presents a wealth of outtakes that show Elvis and the gang working out the tunes in a casual way, and bantering back and forth with all the wit we'd expect from The King. Much of the material is in a country sort of vein – which seems to open up the "at home" vibe even more on the outtakes – and the backing is small combo, and nicely relaxed – avoiding any tendency to make the music sound too slick for the 70s. 2CD set features 16 tracks from the original masters that were released – plus 17 more outtake recordings with all the cool stops, starts, and conversation. Titles include "I'll Never Fall In Love Again", "Moody Blue", "The Last Farewell", "Solitaire", "It's Easy For You", "Way Down", "Hurt", "Danny Boy", "She Thinks I Still Care (alternate)", "Bitter They Are Harder They Fall", "Pledging My Love", and "For The Heart". CD

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Procol Harum & OthersLong Goodbye – Symphonic Music Of Procol Harum ... CD
RCA, 1994/1995. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Frankie RandallI Remember You (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus track) ... CD
RCA/SSJ (Japan), 1966. Used ... $19.99
A sly swinger from Frankie Randall – an album that's done with a bit more of a subtle feel than some of his previous albums for RCA – a shift that's almost like the change made at the time by other RCA singers like Jack Jones or Vic Damone! Randall was always great as a belter, but he's even better as a mature, masculine singer here – working through tunes put together with even more sophisticated charts than on earlier albums, thanks to arrangements from Joe Bond, Frank Hunter, and Manny Albam. Randall's range is really great – and when he slows down on a few numbers, he comes across with a surprising degree of feeling – really making the album a standout in his all-too-short recorded career. Titles include "I'll Be Around", "I Remember You", "I'll Be Seeing You", "I Concentrate On You", "Come Back To Me", "Thanks For The Memory", and "Falling In Love Again". Also features the bonus track "Polka Dots & Moonbeams". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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Shorty RogersPortrait Of Shorty ... CD
RCA, 1958. Used ... $1.99
Tight big band work from Shorty Rogers – cut a few years after his early LA sides for RCA, but in a very similar mode. The tracks are slightly longer than usual, and it's stunning how many players get to solo on each track. Most only get a few bars, but they make more than enough with the space – as they're all old hands at soloing in such a setting. Players include Herb Geller, Jack Montrose, Frank Rosolino, Richie Kamuca, Pepper Adams, and Bill Holman. Titles include "Play Boy", "Red Dog Play", "The Line Backer", and "Martian's Lullaby". CD
(Out of print. RCA Classic Edition.)
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Arcana (Bill Laswell/Tony Williams)Arc Of The Testimony ... CD
Axiom, 1997. Used ... $13.99
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(Out of print.)

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Fanfare CiorcarliaOnward To Mars! ... CD
Asphalt Tango, 2016. Used ... $9.99
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Frederico Garcia LorcaColeccion De Canciones Populares Espanolas ... CD
Sonifolk (Spain), 1931. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Armando TrovajoliL'Amore Dice Ciao – Tema Originale Dal Film La Matriarca (with bonus track) ... CD
Rambling (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $21.99
Fantastic! This is one of the best groovy soundtracks we've heard in ages – and it's all built around one lovely little melody – in a way that's similar to Francis Lai's legendary Man & A Woman soundtrack! The tune is totally compelling, and is played in a variety of speeds and settings – on organ, electric harpsichord, and piano – all with jaunty little rhythms, and a slightly bossa, slightly Frenchy sound to it. Really wonderful, and the kind of ditty you'll be humming for weeks after you listen to it! There's 9 tracks in all – including "Bossa Nova Remix", "Piano Solo", "Slow Take", "Main Titles", and "Dream Version" CD also adds in a bonus alternate English version of the theme, too. CD

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Piero UmilianiL'Arcangelo ... CD
Rambling (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $23.99
One of the grooviest soundtracks we've ever heard from the mighty Piero Umiliani – a sparkling set that's filled with jazzy scatting, mod instrumentation, and loads of other wonderful 60s touches throughout! The music has that special Italian sound that's built on bossa that you'll find in some of the coolest soundtracks from Umiliani's generation – and like the rest, it really takes off in its own unique direction – with soaring, seductive sounds that live quite vibrantly away from the screen! The whole thing's right up there with bossa jazzy classics like Sweden Heaven & Hell or La Matriarca – and the CD features a whopping 31 tracks in all – all pretty darn groovy. CD

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✨✧ Cindy BlackmanArcane ... CD
Muse, 1988. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent hard bop side from the late 80s, an era when the new "young lions" were getting a lot of press, and some nice recordings were being made with any eye on the future while their feet were firmly planted in tradition. This set features two players of Cindy's generation in the front line: Wallace Roney and Kenny Garrett, with some older masters filling out the rest of the group: Joe Henderson, Buster Williams and Larry Willis. The recordings are filled with energy and imaginative playing as they run through originals like "Arcane", "Late Autumn", "Dual Force" and "Mirrored Glances". CD
(Out of print.)

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Milton BananaSambas De Bossa ... CD
BMG (Brazil), 1970s/1993. Used ... $9.99
Tight bossa tracks from one of Brazil's best drummers! We've got to admit, we're not exactly sure when this one's from. Although the copyright date says 1993, we think that this stuff's from the 70s from the production sound – and has been repackaged in a dateless compilation by RCA. The tracks are short little bossa ditties, and nice samba grooves – all with warm jazzy production. Milton's drums are as hot as they always are, with the kind of tight snare action that made his 60s recordings amongst some of the best bossa records of the time. Cuts include "Flor De Liz", "Meu Guri", "Tim Tim Por Tim Tim", "Mas Que Nada", and "La Vem A Baiana". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Ray BarrettoCarnaval (Latino!/Pachanga With Barretto) ... CD
Fantasy, 1961/1962. Used ... $6.99
Two of Ray Barretto's earliest albums, both recorded for the Riverside label at the start of his career! Latino has an approach to Latin jazz that's certainly informed by the charanga sound of the New York scene in the early 60s – but one that's also opened up a bit more to new ideas – bits of bossa nova, heavy percussion, and some odd instrumental twists that really make the album sparkle! There's some haunting violin work on one track, a bit of odd organ on another, and a very playful mix of flute, piano, and percussion throughout. The great Jose Combo Silva plays tenor on the date – and other players include Jose Canoura on flute, Alfredito Valdez on piano, and El Negro Vivar on trumpet. Ray's on congas, bongos, and timbales – and titles include "Sugar's Delight", "Carnaval", "Descarga La Moderna", "El Negro Y Ray", and "Cocinando Suave". Pachanga With Barretto is a very offbeat little set from Ray – a record that takes the standard pachanga groove of the time, and nicely turns it on its ear with a host of jazzy touches! Hector Rivera wrote all the tracks, and also did most of the arrangements – and the record's got a really playful feel that's far more than just straight Latin for the crowds at the club. Flute and violin are often used in slightly unusual ways – and they're mixed with harder lines on tenor from Frank Mercado and trumpet from El Negro Vivar. Other players include Ray Mantilla on timbales, Jose Canoura on flute, and Willie Rodriguez on percussion – and titles include "Oye Heck", "Pachanga Suavecito", "Pachanga Para Bailar", "Barretto En La Tumbadora", "Pachanga Oriental", and "Ponte Dura". CD

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Jorge BenTabua De Esmeralda ... CD
Philips/Universal (Brazil), 1974. Used ... $29.99
Searing samba soul from Jorge Ben – one of his best-remembered albums of the 70s, and for good reason too! The album's got a slightly fuller feel than some of Ben's other work of the time – never slick, but with backings balanced nicely against his own raspy vocals and acoustic guitar – sweetening things up with a bit of the strings you'd find on Forca Bruta, but with a hint of the soul to come on Africa Brasil! The balance is great – thanks to arrangers Osmar Milito, Darcy De Paulo, and Hugo Bellard – and as usual, Jorge's vocals are the main attraction – dipping, turning, and rising with this really unique, personal feel – Ben-like brilliance at its brightest. The whole thing's wonderful – a key gem from the Philips years – and titles include "Cinco Minutos", "Zumbi", "Brother", "Os Alquimistas Estao Chegando Os Alquimistas", "Errare Humanum Est", "Menina Muler Da Pele Preta", "Hermes Tri", and "O Namorado Da Viuva". CD
(Out of print.)

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Bob BrookmeyerBobby Brookmeyer ... CD
Collectables, Late 50s. Used ... $8.99
Reissue of the rare Vik album by trombonist Bob Brookmeyer, originally recorded in 1956, with a number of different groups that include players like Al Cohn, Milt Hinton, Nick Travis, Hank Jones, and Gene Quill. The approach is typical to the RCA jazz releases of the 50s – lots of tight ensemble playing, and mostly short solos in a call & response manner. A few tracks are a bit longer than usual – which is nice – and these include "Nature Boy", "Open Country", and "Confusion Blues". CD

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