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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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✨✧ Joe MorelloIt's About Time ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1961. New Copy ... $13.99
Of course it's about time for Joe Morello – because as Dave Brubeck's drummer, he was constantly caught in recording sessions that were all about unusual rhythms and timings in jazz! Yet this set really helps Joe break free from the Brubeck mode – and also shine strongly as a leader, too – something he only did on a rare few records over the years! The approach is a bit more straight ahead – almost an extension of the RCA large ensemble sides of the 50s, with arrangements by Phil Woods and Manny Albam – yet there's also some great 60s touches too, thanks to work from a young Gary Burton on vibes, and some nicely mature solos by Woods on alto. Titles include "Time After Time", "Summertime", "Every Time", "It's About Time", and "Fatha Time". CD

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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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✨✧ Phineas NewbornFabulous Phineas ... CD
RCA (France), 1958. Used ... $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
(Out of print.)

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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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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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Dicky OliverDicky Oliver ... CD
RCA/Schema (Italy), 1969. New Copy ... $19.99
A 60s album recorded in Italy – but with a groove that's midway between Memphis and the mod sounds of the London scene – thanks to a heavy dose of Hammond and horns! The tunes are all instrumental, and leap right into the fray with these romping rhythms that often snap along in the best Euro jerk mode of the mod years – funky, but not all the way – which leaves the organ lines to carry a lot of the groove as well – all with a lean, clean sound that would make Booker T proud! Horns are tight, but nicely restrained – usually just used to punctuate the groove, until a tenor comes in and blows a mighty mean solo – and the set mixes original tunes with some great American covers – in a set list that includes "South West", "The Chicken", "Let Yourself Go", "The Funky Drummer", "Blues For Dicky", "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag", and "High & Low". CD
Also available Dicky Oliver (plus bonus CD) ... LP 22.99

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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 ... $22.99
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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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Oscar PetersonThis Is Oscar Peterson (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA (Japan), Late 40s. New Copy 2CD ... $13.99
Rare pre-Verve material from the great Oscar Peterson – a host of early tracks recorded for RCA in the 50s! If you think that Peterson only emerged fully-formed in the hands of Norman Granz during the 50s, then think again – because this work really shows a young player already hitting tremendous heights – full, fluid, and very commanding – at a level that's kind of a rougher around the edges version of his Verve years – but in a great way! Peterson echoes some of his predecessors a bit – and you can hear a bit more proximity to Erroll Garner or Eddie Heywood in the way he embraces the rhythms with his solos – but the overall presentation is still pure Oscar. Titles include "China Boy", "I Got Rhythm", "My Blue Heaven", "Honeydripper", "Humoresque", and "The Sheik Of Araby". Plus, this amazing CD features a huge amount of bonus tracks from the same time – more than the 8 on the original 10" release – and also material from later RCA albums that issued other singles from the time, including a few that only ever came out overseas. A massive 49 tracks in all – and a very rich look at Oscar Peterson in the pre-Verve years! CD

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✨✧ Pointer SistersGreatest Hits ... CD
BMG/RCA, 1970s. Used ... $4.99
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(BMG Direct pressing.)

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Bud PowellSwingin' With Bud ... CD
RCA, 1957. Used ... $4.99
One of the few Bud Powell sessions cut for RCA, but a brilliantly swinging date that has the pianist working at the height of his powers! There's an edge here that comes through right from the start – an off kilter vibe in both Bud's tone, and even in the way he's vocalizing joyously in the background at a few spots – not singing, but exclaiming – at a level that really helps you feel how much he owns the piano while he's performing! Dark pockets and sharp angles pervade – while still swinging right down the middle – balanced off perfectly with work from Art Taylor on drums and George Duvivier on bass. Tremendous all the way through – and different than Bud's work for Verve and Blue Note – in a really compelling way. Titles include "Another Dozen", "Like Someone In Love", "She", "Oblivion", "Swedish Pastry", and "Birdland Blues". CD
(Out of print.)

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Elvis PresleyBack In Memphis ... CD
RCA/BMG (UK), 1969. Used ... $1.99
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(Out of print.)

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Elvis PresleySunrise ... CD
RCA, Mid 50s. Used 2CD ... $12.99
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(Out of print.)

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✨✧ PriestessHellow Master ... CD
RCA, 2005. Used ... $2.99
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Carleen AndersonUp To Now – The Best Of Carleen Anderson ... CD
Virgin (UK), 1990s/Early 2000s. Used ... $12.99
An incredible collection of work by Brit soul legend Carleen Anderson – born of American parents (and James Brown bandmates) Bobby Byrd and Vicki Anderson, but a key figure in the London soul revival of the 1990s and beyond! The set brings together work from a wide array of sources – not just Carleen's initial solo records for Virgin, but also her more recent indie soul efforts, a few rare singles, and work with groups that include Young Disciples, Brand New Heavies, and Full Flava! Carleen's got an incredible voice that's easily one of the best bits of UK soul in the past 25 years – and the set list really features some of her best work ever, all tied up in one tidy package! Titles include "Apparently Nothin (Circa mix)", "Nervous Breakdown (radio)", "True Spirit", "Sights In The City (with Guru)", "Fortune's Drive (edit)", "Maybe I'm Amazed", "Let It Last", "Mama Said", "Leopards In The Temple", "Swinging Big Tom" and "Saturday Nite" (both with Brand New Heavies), "Stories" (with Full Flava)", "Dance In The Rain", and "Don't Look Back In Anger (live)". CD

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Arcade FireNeon Bible ... CD
Merge, 2007. Used ... $1.99
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Arcana (Bill Laswell/Tony Williams)Arc Of The Testimony ... CD
Axiom, 1997. Used ... $14.99
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(Out of print.)

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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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Arthur (Arthur Lee Harper)Dreams & Images (with bonus tracks) ... CD
LHI/Light In The Attic, 1968. New Copy ... $13.99 15.98
A great debut from Arthur Lee Harper – an artist who might have been a folk singer a few years before, but who sounds a lot trippier on this rare album for Lee Hazelwood's LHI label! Harper was a minor hanger-on during the LA scene of the 60s, but was championed by Hazlewood – who produced the album himself, with light arrangements from Don Randi – both bigger names who work here in really subtle ways – especially Lee, given how different most of Harper's music is from his own recordings! There's a great undercurrent of sadness – those gentle strings and blue notes that Hazlewood might cut through with his own wry wit – but which Arthur takes as a cue to open up with some of the most heartbreaking sides of his vocals – with a sense of darkness that's almost in the territory of UK acid folk. Titles include "Sunshine Soldier", "Children Once Were You", "Blue Museum", "Living Circa 1920", "Valentine Gray", "Dreams & Images", and "Pandora". Great reissue also features bonus tracks – "1860", "Coming Home", and "Excursion 13". CD
Also available Dreams & Images (with bonus tracks) ... LP 18.99

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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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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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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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✨✧ Al Cohn & Zoot SimsYou N Me ... CD
Mercury/Verve, 1960. Used ... $9.99
One of the best albums that Al Cohn and Zoot Sims ever cut together – and that's saying a lot, given the strength of their collaborations during the 50s and 60s! The set's got a nice small group feeling, and is a bit more open and relaxed than some of their RCA material – still in the sharp, thoughtful mode that marked both Cohn and Sims' sessions – but also a bit more earthy, too – possibly because they've got Mose Allison in the combo on piano. The album includes the incredible spare sax-only track "Improvisation For Unaccompanied Saxophones", which is an extremely haunting track that sounds unlike anything the pair had ever done together – and other titles have the full quintet playing, tunes that include "The Opener", "The Note" and "You N Me". CD
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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
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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
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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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Donnie & Joe EmersonStill Dreamin Wild – The Lost Recordings 1979 to 1981 ... CD
Light In The Attic, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy Gatefold ... $6.99 14.98
Rare work from the team of Donnie & Joe Emerson – first brought to light on their obscure outsider album Dreamin Wild – and here featured in a host of previously unreleased tracks! The vibe of the music follows in the same spirit as the duo's few released recordings – kind of a blue-eyed soul style with echoes of Hall and Oates or some of the hipper AOR artists of the LA scene of the 70s – but captured with an honest, earnest innocence because of the more stripped-down recording style – which almost makes the whole thing feel like you've stumbled across a lost stash of demo tapes from ABC Records, circa 1976. Lots of polymoog keys mix with Donnie's lead vocals and guitar lines – never too slick, but always a bit dreamy. Titles include "Big Money", "Ooh Baby Yeah", "Stand By Love", "Don't Disguise The Way You Feel", "Everybody Knows It", "Ride The Tide", "Don't Fight", and "One True Love". CD
Also available Still Dreamin Wild – The Lost Recordings 1979 to 1981 ... LP 11.99

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Flying LotusUntil The Quiet Comes ... CD
Warp, 2012. New Copy ... $14.99
The best yet from Flying Lotus – who we keep allowing ourselves to believe has hit an insurmountable peak with each new record – but he just keeps getting better! Where the preceding Cosmogramma upped the stranger, spacier and more abstract textures, Until The Quiet Comes is a bit more inviting – and to his credit, Flying Lotus keeps things as innovative as ever, while still giving this one just a bit more immediately appealing atmosphere. There's nearly always a compelling beat, whether it's abstract boom bap or bubbly and synthy, with heavy bass and thick waves of sound floating over. An incredible roster of guests contribute, too – including string-arranger Miguel Atwood Ferguson, vocalists Erykah Badu, Laura Darlington and Radiohead's Thom Yorke, keyboardist Dorian Concept, and others – but there's little doubt that this is purely the Flying Lotus show. Greatness! Titles include "All In", "Sultan's Request", "See Thru To U" with Erykah Badu, "DMT Song" with Thundercat, "The Nightcaller", "Only If You Wanna", "Electric Candyman" with Thom Yorke, "Hunger" with Niki Randa, "Phantasm" with Laura Darlington, "Dream To Me" and more. CD
Also available Until The Quiet Comes (plus download) ... LP 23.99

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✨✧ Flying LotusYou're Dead! ... CD
Warp, 2014. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Flying Lotus is not only very much alive on You're Dead! – he's as lively as ever – delivering his best, most diverse record to date! The Flying Lotus sound is in peak form here – glitchy beats and spacey keyboards, deftly layered samples, and carrying boundless influences from cosmic soul jazz to leftfield hip hop! An impressive guest roster from both realms participate – with appearances by Herbie Hancock (!!!), Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, frequent collaborator and stylistic sibling Thundercat, strings arranger Miguel Atwood Ferguson and others. Standout moments include the tracks "Tesla" and "Moment Of Hesitation", both with some incredible keyboards by Herbie Hancock, plus the uber-moody, Ennio Morricone-sampled "Turtles" – but the whole thing is great, and shows that the Flying Lotus phenomenon is still in ascension, circa 2014. Other cuts include "Cold Dead", "Never Catch Me" with Kendrick Lamar, "Dead Man's Tetris" with Snoop Dogg, "Turkey Dog Coma", "Stirring", "Obligatory Cadence", "The Protest" and more. CD
Also available You're Dead! (with download) ... LP 23.99

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Serge Gainsbourg/Michel ColombierLe Pacha/Vidocq/Comment Trouvez Vous Ma Soeur? ... CD
Universal (France), 1964/1966/1968. New Copy ... $15.99
Stunning sounds from the team of Serge Gainsbourg and Michel Colombier – and maybe the most perfect example of why Gainsbourg soundtracks can be so great! First up is the duo's fab music for the film Le Pacha – a wonderful blend of trippy touches and more subtle jazzy moments, plus bits of electric sitar and bassy funk – shifting effortlessly from track to track to create a mad melange of musical grooves! Cuts include the classic "Requiem Pour Un Con", which is a funky gem – plus "Psychastenie", "Joss A La Calvados", "Un Noel 67", "Cadavres En Serie", "Batucada Meurtriere", and Brigitte Bardot singing "Harley Davidson"! Next is Vidoq – a handful of songs originally penned for a TV series in the 60s, and very unusual work from Serge! The tunes include two very offbeat vocal numbers, sung in this deep-voiced style – plus a few more serious instrumentals, but with a weird twist. Titles include "Le Mariage De Vidocq", "A Vous De Jouer", "L'Evasion", and "Chanson Du Forcat". Comment Trouvez-Vous Ma Soeur – or "how do you find my sister?" – seems like a perfect title for a film to feature music from Serge – and the music definitely follows suit! The movie's from 1964, so captures that pivotal time when Gainsbourg was shifting from classier French styles to groovy ones – both modes featured here in the instrumentals directed by Colombier, and on Serge's vocal reading of the title tune. Tracks include "Erotico Tico", "No Love For Daddy", "La Course Au Mariage", "Rendez Vous A L'Eglise", "Surboum Chez Ma Soeur", and "Quart D'Heure Americain". CD

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Roberto GerhardElectronic Explorations From His Studio & The BBC Radiophonic Workshop – 1958 to 1967 ... CD
Sub Rosa (Belgium), Late 50s/1960s/1970s. New Copy ... $15.99
Groundbreaking work from Roberto Gerhard – a composer born in Spain, but who created some amazing electronic sounds in the British scene of the 50s and 60s – easily some of the first and most important electronic music to come from the UK! Gerhard was a key member of the newly-formed BBC Radiophonic Workshop – which would go onto record even more famously in the 60s – and even in these early works, he's creating sounds that rival the best of the German and French musique concrete artists of the time – really striking passages that include "Audiomobile In The Manner Of Goya", "Audiomobiles 2 – DNA In Reflection", "Caligula", and the extended "Lament For The Death Of A Bullfighter", which features the recitation of a poem by Federico Garcia Lorca. CD

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Garland GreenVery Best Of Garland Green – 24 Tracks From Chicago's Master Soul Singer's Illustrious Career ... CD
Kent (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... $14.99
A windy city hero – the amazing Garland Green, a singer who makes us mighty proud we hail from Chicago! Garland's got an incredible style that few others can touch – partly schooled in the 60s iceman modes of Jerry Butler and Walter Jackson, with all the sophistication that might imply – but also often given a raspier twist, with slightly southern echoes that make Garland's music feel even more deeply personal! And while most folks know Green's big hits for the Uni label, this package shows a rich legacy that goes much father than that – work recorded for labels that include Cotillion, Spring, RCA, Ocean Front, and Revue – in addition to some key Uni tracks. This trans-label set really does a wonderful job of showing the full range of Garland's mighty talents – a sublime set of soul cuts that run from the start of the 70s right up to the early 80s modern years – packaged with detailed notes too. Titles include "Since You've Been Gone", "These Arms", "Just Loving You", "Just My Way Of Loving You", "He Didn't Know", "Don't Think That I'm A Violent Guy", "Love's Calling", "Just What The Doctor Ordered", "Sweet Loving Woman", "Ask Me What You Want", "You Played On A Player", "Don't Let Love Walk Out On Us", and "Sending My Best Wishes". CD

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Gruppo Jazz MarcaMitteleuropa ... CD
Arision (UK), 1985. Used ... $9.99
An expanded effort from Gruppo Jazz Marca – one that stretches the Italian trio's lineup to a nine-piece unit with the addition of horns, vibes, and acoustic guitar! The sweetly lyrical sound of the trio is still very firmly in place here, but the added instruments take their sound to a whole new level – one that's filled with soaring trumpet, alto, and tenor sax solos – and which gets some especially nice rhythmic inflections from the guitar! There's a leaping, joyous quality to the music that's totally great – very much in keeping with the best 70s work from the Dire label, despite the mid 80s date of the session. And the record itself is a great example of the under-discovered rich legacy of Italian jazz of the 80s – finally getting its due these many years later! Titles include "Citta Di Frontiera", "Anamaria", "Three Dorico Time", "Blues Transfert", and "Dedalus". CD
 
 
 



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