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Benny CarterJazz Giant (2LP 180 gram 45 RPM) ... LP
Contemporary/Analogue Productions, 1958. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ... $44.99
With Ben Webster on tenor, Frank Rosolino on trombone, and Barney Kessel on guitar. Titles include "Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives To Me", "Blue Lou", "A Walkin Thing", and "Old Fashioned Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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Curtis CounceYou Get More Bounce With Curtis Counce (2LP 180 gram 45 RPM) ... LP
Contemporary/Analogue Productions, 1957. Sealed 2LP (reissue)... $49.99
An album with a sexy cover, but a set that's one of the more soulful from the LA scene of the 50s – thanks to a tight, sharp group working under the leadership of bassist Curtis Counce! Counce didn't cut many albums as a leader, but all of them are pretty darn great – and done with a bit more edge than the cool jazz of the LA scene – a bit more open, with a strong focus on the solos on some of the album's longer tracks too! Solos include great work on tenor by Harold Land – who's really coming into his own here – plus Jack Sheldon on piano, and the tremendous Curtis Counce on piano – a player who would pass away not long after this set. Frank Butler completes the group on drums – and titles include "Complete", "Big Foot", "Counceltation", and "Mean To Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited numbered edition #0179.)

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Bill Cunliffe & Paulinho Da Costa/Larry Karush/Robin CoxPercussion Direct (180 gram 45 rpm 2LP pressing) ... LP
Groove Note, 2008. Sealed 2LP ... $29.99
Featuring The Larry Karush Ensemble, Bill Cunliffe & Paulinho Da Costa, and The Robin Cox Ensemble. LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram 45 RPM pressing.)

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✨✧ Miles DavisMiles Davis & The Modern Jazz Giants (2LP 180 gram 45 RPM pressing) ... LP
Prestige, 1954/1956. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ... $59.99
A strange mix of material – but some great work overall! Most of the record features Miles Davis recording with a quintet that includes Thelonious Monk on piano, Milt Jackson on vibes, Percy Heath on bass, and Kenny Clarke on drums – on longer versions of "The Man I Love" (in 2 takes), "Swing Spring", and "Bemsha Swing". These sides have a great bop/modern approach that's a nice extension of the styles that Jackson and Davis were playing on Blue Note in earlier years. Also added to the set is one number from 1956 – a version of "Round Midnight" recorded in early sessions with John Coltrane on tenor, and the Red Garland Trio on rhythm – different than the rest of the tracks, but still quite nice! LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited Analogue Productions pressing, #0179.)

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Duke EllingtonDuke's Big 4 (2LP 180 gram 45 RPM) ... LP
Pablo/Analogue Productions, 1973. Sealed 2LP ... $149.99
Duke's Big 4 here are a quartet of jazz legends – Joe Pass, Ray Brown, and Louie Bellson – all working with Duke himself to serve up unique small combo versions of older Ellington full band classics! The mix of piano, guitar, bass, and drums is a bit unusual for Ellington – and Pass especially has this sharply ringing tone that really brings a different flavor to many of the numbers – a kind of stepping, pulsating quality that's even in contrast to his other work from this period. Duke's piano augments the angularity, and titles include "Love You Madly", "Cottontail", "The Blues", "Prelude To A Kiss", "Everything But You", and "Just Squeeze Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited numbered edition #0258.)

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Jon HendricksFast Livin' Blues (2LP 180 gram vinyl – 45 RPM) ... LP
Columbia, 1962. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
One of the rare few albums that Jon Hendricks cut on his own during the early 60s, and a very tasty batch of jazz vocal tracks recorded with backing by Pony Poindexter, Gildo Mahones, Ike Isaacs, and other unsung early 60s soul jazz greats. Hendricks is hitting a style here that adds some 50s R&B roots into his usual bop vocalese approach. Titles include "I'll Die Happy", "Do You Call That A Buddy", "Stop & Go Blues", "I Never Get Enough of You", "What Would You Do?", and "Fast Livin Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited pressing on Original Recordings Group, #00921.)

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Los TerrificosGo South – Vaya Pa'l Sur (2LP 45 rpm pressing) ... LP
Peace & Rhythm, 2016. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $22.99
Los Terrificos really live up to their name here – in a set of sounds that take Latin roots and push them into the trippy territory you might expect from the cover! The group's headed up by Ray Lugo, who we love from other creative contemporary Latin projects – and he's really outdone himself here, by drawing deep from a range of South American rhythms – complicated changes that are sometimes served up in more classic instrumental arrays, sometimes with more unusual keyboard lines that give the whole thing a strong 21st Century vibe! Ray sings on the record, but the vocals are really the lesser focus – as the core energy comes from interplay between guitar lines, keyboards, bass, percussion, and some other sweet electric touches. Titles include "La Mordida", "A Correr", "La Pantera", "Todos Pa'L Norte", "Muerte En La Galera", "Cachas De Oro", "El Camino Azul", and "Polvo Plomo Poder". So heavy, the whole thing had to be pressed as two 45rpm records for maximum sound! LP, Vinyl record album

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Wes MontgomeryWes Montgomery Trio (aka A Dynamic New Jazz Sound) (2LP 180 gram 45 RPM) ... LP
Riverside/Analogue Productions, 1959. Sealed 2LP ... $49.99
Wes Montgomery's first album as a leader – a relatively obscure set that has him playing in a trio with Indianapolis bandmates Mel Rhyne on organ and Paul Parker on drums – a mode that strongly recalls Montgomery's roots in the Indy scene at the time!. The groove is straight and simple, but the real charm is Wes' chromatic lines on guitar – already quite distinctive among his contemporaries, and allowed ample room to express their voice in this setting. Titles include "Ecorah", "Missile Blues", "Too Late Now", "Jingles", and "Whisper Not". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited numbered edition #0179.)

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✨✧ Sonny StittSonny Stitt Blows The Blues (2LP 200 gram 45 RPM) ... LP
Verve/Analogue Productions, Late 50s. Sealed 2LP ... $39.99
One of Stitt's classic Verve sides – a mellow late-night session done with a west coast soul jazz quartet that includes Lou Levy on piano, Leroy Vinnegar on bass, and Mel Lewis on drums. Tracks are short, but Stitt's tone is impeccable – and the album's a key one for moving him away from the Parker-driven bop sound, into a mellower, more open-ended style that really showed his growth as a player. Titles include "Hymnal Blues", "A Blues Offering", "Morning After Blues", "Home Free Blues", and "Blue Devil Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition #0179.)

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VariousExcavated Shellac – Reeds – Reed Performances From Tanzania, Kurdistan, Turkey, India, China & More From The 78 RPM Era ... LP
Dust To Digital, New Copy ... $19.99
A great range of amazing reed sounds from the glory days of the global 78rpm scene – not just the saxes and woodwinds you'dknow from the west, but a whole host of even more exotic instruments from points east! The package is a companion to the excellent string-based set from the Excavated Shellac blog – and like that one, it brings together some mindblowing sounds we never would have heard otherwise – all taken from vintage 78s from nations that include India, China, Tanzania, Turky, Iran, Egypt, and Kurdistan – and given vastly improved sound in the mastering process, but without dampening the sharp edge of the music at all! Many of these numbers are instrumental, and most move at a pretty nice clip, too – really setting fire with the angular, almost modern reed elements – and blending them in with other unusual instruments too. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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✨✧ Kenny DorhamRound About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia Vol 1 (2 LP 180 gram 45 RPM) ... LP
Blue Note/Music Matters, 1956. Used 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of our favorite albums ever by Kenny Dorham – and a really different session than his usual studio work! The album captures Kenny in a relaxed live setting, with a bit more dirt on his horn than usual – blowing with a tone that's much more open and a bit less poised – in the company of a really great group that features JR Monterose on tenor, Kenny Burrell on guitar, Bobby Timmons on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Arthur Edgehill on drums. The album features a really wonderful take on Dorham's boppish "Mexico City", plus other enigmatic compositions like "Monaco" and "Hill's Edge" – and versions of "Round Midnight" and "Autumn In New York". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition #0232.)

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✨✧ Freddie HubbardArtistry of Freddie Hubbard (2LP 180 gram 45 RPM) ... LP
Impulse/Analogue Productions, 1962. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful album that we'd rank as one of Freddie Hubbard's greatest recordings ever – a truly sublime set that's quite different than his Blue Note work of the 60s, and which really shows him emerging as a major talent on the trumpet! The set features a core sextet of key players – the legendary John Gilmore on tenor sax, making a rare appearance here away from the Sun Ra Arkestra – plus Curtis Fuller on trombone, Tommy Flanagan on piano, Art Davis on bass, and Louis Hayes on drums – the last three of whom provide a soulful, almost spiritual rhythm to the record – elevating Freddie's horn to tremendous heights, possibly for the first time in his career. All tracks are nice and long – and titles include the Hubbard originals "Bob's Place", "Happy Times", and "The 7th Day", all of which roll along on a groove that's not what you'd expect – plus versions of "Summertime" and "Caravan". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited numbered edition #0179.)

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✨✧ Fred JacksonHootin' & Tootin' (2LP 180 gram 45 RPM) ... LP
Blue Note/Analogue Productions, Early 60s. Used 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic! This is one of the rarest of the rare of all Blue Note albums – and it's the only-ever session cut as a leader by the great tenor player Fred Jackson! The album's a really heavy burner – an all-out organ/tenor assault with the kind of gutbuckety soul groove that only peaked on a rare few Blue Note sessions! Earl Van Dyke plays organ on the session, and it's one of the few jazz albums he appears on, apart from the "soul instrumental" sessions he cut later for Motown. The whole thing's down-n-dirty and mighty nasty – with a feel that's much more like some of the Prestige soul jazz cookers of the time than the usual Blue Note set! Tracks include "Preach Brother", "Dippin In the Bag", "Hootin N Tootin", and "Easin' On Down". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition #0179.)
Also available Hootin' & Tootin' ... LP 149.99

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkUnique Thelonious Monk (2LP 180 gram 45 RPM) ... LP
Riverside/Analogue Productions, 1956. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The session's billed as "very personal treatments of great standards" – and it's a great twist on familiar material, all given the Thelonius touch! There's less of Monk's creative composition and angular group arrangements going on here – and instead, the album's almost a rewriting of 40 years of popular compositions, all taken into the modern world of Monk's piano. The group's a trio, with Oscar Pettiford on bass and Art Blakey on drums – and titles include nicely reworked versions of "Just You Just Me", "Memories Of You", "Liza", "Darn That Dream", and "Tea For Two". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition #0179.)
Also available Unique Thelonious Monk ... CD 3.99

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✨✧ Art PepperIntensity (2LP 180 gram 45 RPM) ... LP
Contemporary/Analogue Productions, 1960. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Art's blowing with a quiet intensity here – not as far out as you might expect from the title, but with that crisp genius that still graced all of his records from the time! The album features a quartet with Dolo Coker on piano, Jimmy Bond on bass, and Frank Butler on drums – working in a format that gives Art center stage, blowing with a slightly raspy tone that still always sends chills up our spine! There's a maturity here that we really like – that later Contemporary mode that has Pepper breaking things down a bit more than usual, and showing a bit more humanity in his horn. Titles include "Too Close For Comfort", "Gone With The Wind", "Long Ago & Far Away", and "I Love You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited numbered edition #0179.)

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✨✧ Ike QuebecSoul Samba (2LP 180 gram 45 RPM) ... LP
Blue Note/Analogue Productions, 1962. Used 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the few Blue Note albums with a bossa groove – and a great one too! The record features soulful tenor star Ike Quebec blowing in front of Brazilian-styled rhythms laid out by a combo that includes Kenny Burrell on guitar, and a duo of Latin percussionists! Willie Bobo plays drums on the session, and the cuts have a short groovy feel, with a sax-heavy lead, in a similar style to Stan Getz's bossa work on Verve – but much more soulful overall, and with a nicely rougher feel on the rhythms. Really great stuff, and with titles that include "Loie", "Goin Home", "Favela", "Blue Samba", and "Shu Shu". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition #0179.)
Also available Soul Samba (Japanese pressing) ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ Louis SmithSmithville (2LP 180 gram 45 RPM pressing) ... LP
Blue Note/Analogue Productions, 1957. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really hard-edged set from trumpeter Louis Smith – one of his only two albums as a leader from the early years, and a heck of a great little album, thanks to tenor work by Charlie Rouse! Rouse is blowing beautifully here in one of his classic pre-Monk appearances – recorded at a time when he was more of a hard bopper than a modernist, but still working with an ear for unusual tones and phrasing. His horn sounds beautiful next to the deeply soulful trumpet of Smith – and the pair are supported by a rhythm team that includes Sonny Clark on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Art Taylor on drums. Titles include "Smithville", "Embraceable You", "Wetu", and "Later" – all done in nice long versions! LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition #0232.)
Also available Smithville ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ Lou DonaldsonTime Is Right (2LP 180 gram 45 RPM) ... LP
Blue Note/Analogue Productions, 1959. Used 2LP ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful album of mellow-grooving tracks from Lou Donaldson – recorded during his rich post-bop late 50s years, and done with a wonderfully warm sound! The group features Horace Parlan on piano, Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Laymon Jackson on bass, and Dave Bailey on drums – plus Ray Baretto added in on conga, giving the whole session a little bit of a kick with a light Latinish groove on the best numbers! The rhythm's nice and skittish – lightly leaping around on even the quieter numbers, and letting Lou blow his alto in the strongly rhythmic mode that was starting to appear in his recordings of the time. Titles include "Crosstown Shuffle", "Mack The Knife", "Be My Love", and "Lou's Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition #0179.)

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✨✧ Ella FitzgeraldFine & Mellow (2LP 180 gram 45 RPM) ... LP
Pablo/Analogue Productions, 1974. Used 2LP ... Out Of Stock
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(Limited numbered edition #0179.)
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✨✧ Jon JangAre You Chinese Or Charlie Chan? ... LP
RPM, 1984. Near Mint- ... $14.99
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ValentinesSound Of (2016 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
RPM (UK), Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
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Roy GainesI Got The T-Bone Walker Blues (LP + bonus 12") ... LP
Groove Note, 1998. Very Good+ LP + 12" ... $14.99
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(45 RPM 180 gram vinyl. Vinyl has a mark that clicks a bit on "The Hustle Is On", otherwise NM-.)

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Elmore JamesKing Of The Slide Guitar ... LP
Ace, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A great collection of Elmore James' 50s recordings for the RPM label – including unissued tracks! LP, Vinyl record album
(German pressing.)

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Raymond ScottOn The Swinging Side ... LP
Sounds Of Swing, Late 40s. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Goofy swingin' stuff from the great bandleader who also managed to arrange music for cartoons, invent his own instruments, and come up with wild studio techniques. This LPs got 16 tracks of hard to find 78 rpm material. The groups are pretty small, and feature some great unknown players. Tracks include "Magic Garden", "Twilight Zone", "Toonerville Trolley", and "At An Arabian House Party". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red vinyl pressing. Cover has some aging and a bit of pen.)

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✨✧ Sonny StittAll God's Children Got Rhythm ... LP
Prestige, 1949/1950. Very Good- ... $4.99
Great early stuff by Stitt – originally issued on 78 rpm sides by Prestige, but collected here in LP format with better notes! The sessions feature one session with Bud Powell on piano and Max Roach on drums, and another set with John Lewis on piano, JJ Johnson on trombone, and Roach again on drums. This LP version presents a few bonus alternate takes – and titles include "Sonnyside", "Bud's Blues", "Fine & Dandy", "Blue Mode", "Teapot", and "Afternoon In Paris". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has taped seams, with some light stains and a small address label on back.)

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Jack WhiteLazaretto (180 gram vinyl – with download and 2 vinyl-only hidden tracks) ... LP
Third Man, 2014. New Copy ... $24.99
The most stylistically sprawling record yet from Jack White! White's trajectory from Detroit garage-blues-punk wunderkind to Nashville record biz provocateur/label magnate is pretty damn impressive – and he really lets his far-reaching impulses fly on Lazzaretto. Unpredictable twists and turns abound, but it's all held together by an undercurrent of pummeling, unpretentious rock and roll, with a rootsy swagger. Ever upping the ante on hella cool vinyl releases, Lazarretto is a 3-speed "Ultra LP" – with a 33 1/3 main track list, and 2 hidden tracks beneath the center labels, one that plays at 45 and one that plays at 78. Oh, and also a hologram visual effect. We're thinking that maybe his next record will summon a genie that grants you 3 wishes. Titles include "Three Women", "Lazaretto", "Temoprary Ground", "Would You Fight For My Love?", "High Ball Stepper", "Just One Drink", "Alone In My Home", That Black Bat Licorice", "Entitlement", "I Think I Found The Culprit" and "Want And Able". LP, Vinyl record album
(A 3-speed "Ultra LP" – with 2 vinyl-only tracks hidden beneath the center labels – one that plays at 78 RPM, and one at 45 RPM! Also includes album download.)

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VariousWestbound Funk – Masterful Funk From The Detroit Powerhouse Labels Of Eastbound & Westbound ... LP
BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $16.99 22.99
The title's almost redundant – as the words "Westbound" and "Funk" mean virtually the same thing! From the late 60s through the mid 70s, Westbound was one of the key record labels in the sound of raw heavy funk – working with hit groups like Funkadelic and the Ohio Players to craft a sound that laid the blueprint for countless other groups of the time, and also featuring a wealth of obscurer artists with an even harder-hitting sound! The key styles of Westbound and related jazz label Eastbound were heavy and fuzzy ones – picking up off the heady and trippy styles of the late 60s Detroit scene, mixing things up with MC5 guitars, Norman Whitfield bass, and deep underground Tribe-styled jazz touches. This 20 track masterpiece is a brilliant summation of the important Westbound sound – and includes a few hits, some funky 45 classics, and an even bigger number of tracks we might not have heard otherwise! The notes are great, the tunes are super-funky, and the whole thing's one of the best funky collections you could ever hope to purchase. Titles include "You're Messing Up My Mind" by Albert Washington, "Back To Funk" by Robert Lowe, "You Caught Me Smilin" by The 19th Whole, "Conga Man" by King Errison, "Shake Your Head" by Spanky Wilson, "I Love You" by The Motivations, "I Don't Know What It Is But It Sure Is Funky" by Mighty Elegant, "Crazy Legs" by Donald Austin, "Stone Thing (part 1)" by Alvin Cash, "RPM" by Boots, "Funky World (part 1)" by Silky Vincent, "Get Funky Sweet A Little Bit" by Jackie Harris & The Exciters, "I'll Bet You" by Funkadelic, and "Why Not Start All Over Again" by The Counts. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Westbound Funk – Masterful Funk From The Detroit Powerhouse Labels Of Eastbound & Westbound ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ Albert AylerLorrach/Paris 1966 ... LP
Hat Hut (Switzerland), 1966/1981. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A crucial European performance by Albert Ayler in the mid 60s – one that wasn't issued until many years after the recording, but which has become one of the sharpest pictures of his genius at the time! The vibe here is different than the Ayler albums for ESP – still very much in the same territory, but with this approach that's really reaching out with a deeply spiritual consciousness – an energy to embrace the whole history of jazz, both very old and very new – and re-form its entire ideology into a richly personal expression. Ayler's tremendous on tenor, but Don Ayler is often equally great on trumpet – and the unusual group features Michel Samson on violin, William Fowell on bass, and Beaver Harris on drums. Titles include really unique readings of "Bells", "Jesus", "Our Prayer", "Spirits" and "Holy Ghost" – while the second album, actually an EP pressed up at 45 rpm for higher sound quality – features "Ghost (1st variation)", "Ghost" and "Holy Family". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Billie HolidayBillie Holiday – The Golden Years 1933-1941 (3LP box set) ... LP
Columbia, 1930s. Used 3LP Box Set ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent collection of Billie's 30s work for Columbia Records – featuring 3LPs worth of material, represented with much better sound than the original 78 rpm release of the songs. Billie's in the company of a host of great jazzmen – including Count Basie, Lester Young, Teddy Wilson, Charlie Shavers, Artie Shaw, Cozy Cole, Roy Eldridge, Red Allen, and countless others. 48 tracks in all – with titles that include "Your Mother's Son In Law", "Riffin The Scotch", "Them There Eyes", "Without Your Love", "Swing Brother Swing", "Back In Your Own Back Yard", "You Go To My Head", "Long Gone Blues", "I Can't Get Started", "All Of Me", "God Bless The Child", and "Gloomy Sunday". LP, Vinyl record album
(2 eye pressing, including the booklet and original inner sleeves.)

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✨✧ LionsSoul Riot ... LP
Stones Throw, 2014. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The Lions seem to get deeper and deeper with each new release – moving past their start as a funk band with a focus on Kingston sounds – into a group who've got a really fresh feel of their own! Sure, some cuts here are great reggae numbers – the kind of mellow, head-nodding cuts The Lions have always given us – but there's also some more complicated elements going on too, these little touches of darkness at times, especially on the rhythms, which can break from obvious patterns into something nicely unique. Plenty of guests help flesh out the tunes – including Malik The Freq Moore, Black Shakespeare, Alex Desert, and Myron Glasper – and titles include "My Girl", "Going Nowhere", "Rhythm Rock", "Feels Good", "At A Loss", "Smoke & Mirrors", and "When It Rains". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download! Pressed at 45 rpm – for even more booming sound!)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkThelonious Monk With Sonny Rollins & Frank Foster ... LP
Prestige, 1953/1954. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Two nice slices of Monk from the 78/45 rpm days at Prestige – with a side of the album devoted to each of the sessions represented on the record. Side one is from 1954, and features Monk in the company of Frank Foster tenor and Ray Copeland trumpet – playing a mix of jagged ensemble tracks that hint at the greatness to emerge on the Riverside recordings. Titles on that one include "We See", "Locomotive", and "Hackensack". The flipside features a 1953 session, with Sonny Rollins and Julius Watkins on horn parts – and the tracks "Let's Call One", plus two takes of "Think Of One". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing, still in the shrink.)
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Cecil BarfieldGeorge Mitchell Collection (with download) ... LP
Big Legal Mess, 1976. New Copy ... $11.99 17.99
Timeless work by Georgia bluesman Cecil Barfield – material recorded in the mid 70s, issued in the 21st Century – but done with a quality that could go back to the 78rpm generation! Barfield has this amazing vocal style – strongly inflected at times, with this warble that makes for a strong musical element next to his acoustic guitar – almost Malian at times, and very different than any other blues singer we can think of. The recording quality is excellent – clear, clean, and very unadorned – and titles include "Love Blues", "Tell Me Rider", "Captain Had A Bulldog", "Big Legged Woman", "Five Long Years", "Root Blues", and "Talk To Your Daughter". LP, Vinyl record album

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Paul BascombBad Bascomb! ... LP
Delmark, Early 50s. Very Good ... $6.99
A tremendous tribute to the tenor talents of Paul Bascomb – pulled together here from rare 78rpm sides for United Records – including more than a few that were never issued at the time! Bascomb's got a rich and soulful tone – easily one of the best of the postwar generation, even though Paul never got the same sort of due as tenorists on big labels like King, Chess, or Savoy! The set features most of the same players on all tracks – Bascomb on tenor, Eddie Lewis on trumpet, Frank Porter and Tommy Waters on alto, and Duke Jordan on piano – and Porter sings on a few tracks too. Titles include "Mumbles Blues", "Blues & The Beat", "Black Out", "Nona", "Love's An Old Story", "Liza's Blues", and "Soul & Body". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Bad Bascomb! ... CD 7.99

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Sidney BechetSidney Bechet Vol 1 ... LP
Blue Note, Late 40s. Very Good+ ... $24.99
Blue Note LP compiling a number of 78rpm sides recorded for Blue Note by the great Sidney Bechet. Players include Wild Bill Davison, Art Hodes, Walter Page, and Fred Moore – and titles include "Shine", "Fidgety Feet", "Sister Kate", "China Boy", "Copenhagen", "Darktown Strutter's Ball", and "Memphis Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Lexington/63rd Street pressing with deep groove, RVG etch, and ear. Cover has a split spine.)

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Dizzy GillespieChamp (Savoy) (2016 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Savoy, Early 50s. New Copy ... $19.99
A nice little collection of some of Dizzy Gillespie's best bop material for Savoy – tunes that were originally recorded as 78rpm singles – then issued together on this classic album of all-star players! The tunes are short, catchy, and often very grooving – that mix of whimsy and modernism that made Dizzy stand out from the start – handled by a few different groups of players, with musicians who include Milt Jackson on vibes, John Coltrane on tenor, Wynton Kelly on piano, and Percy Heath on bass. Titles include "Tin Tin Deo", "Star Dust", "The Bluest Blues", "The Champ", "Birk's Works", "Caravan", "Time On My Hands", and "Ooh Shoo Be Doo Bee". LP, Vinyl record album

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Blind Willie JohnsonPraise God I'm Satisfied ... LP
Yazoo, Late 20s. Sealed ... $29.99
He may be blind, but he's plenty satisfied – and so are we, with this excellent package of rare 78rpm recordings from Willie Johnson! The sound quality is great – which is important, as Willie's got a style of guitar that's almost lighter in tone than some of his contemporaries – a deft thinness that really comes through well in this presentation of the music, really showing his skill on the strings. Vocals are surprisingly raw at points, making for a real contrast to the guitar – and titles include "I Know His Blood Can Make Me Whole", "Praise God I'm Satisfied", "Dark Was The Night Cold Was The Ground", "When The War Was On", and "Mother's Children Have A Hard Time". LP, Vinyl record album

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JJ JohnsonLooking Back ... LP
Prestige, 1949/1954. Very Good- ... $8.99
A 12" album that combines sides that JJ Johnson previously issued on Prestige – some as 78rpm singles, some as 10" LP material – all of it very top-level bop modern work from Johnson's first stretch on the scene! There's a sharpness here that really sets JJ apart from other trombonists – that mix of fresh ideas that makes all of his recordings from the time worth checking out – both the late 40s cuts that make up a third of the record, and the additional 8 tracks from 1954 that make up the rest. Other players include Kenny Dorham on trumpet, John Lewis on piano, and Sonny Rollins on tenor for the 1949 sessions – and Kai Winding on trombone and Dick Katz on piano for the 1954 sessions. Titles include "Elysses", "Hilo", "Fox Hunt", "Opus V", "Don't Argue", "Riviera", "Dinner For One", "Wing Bag", and "Hip Bones". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label NJ pressing. Cover has some wear and splitting in the bottom seam.)

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Quincy JonesSidewinder – Quincy Jones Big Band Vol 3 ... LP
Mercury (Japan), Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
An unusual Japanese album from the 70s – one that offers up some groovy 60s Mercury Records work by Quincy Jones – on a hi-fi album that plays at 45rpm! LP, Vinyl record album

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Modern Jazz Group FreibergEuropean Jazz Sounds ... LP
Christophorus/Be! (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $24.99
A wonderful collection of work from this overlooked modern jazz combo from the 50s German scene – a group whose material was originally issued on a handful of 45rpm EP titles by a Christian music company – finally brought together in this excellent full length collection! The Modern Jazz Group Freiberg have a style that echoes the other European Jazz Sounds releases of the time by Joki Freund and Michael Naura – a groove that draws strongly from the best American modern impulses of the time – with both a west coast style of arranging, and a bit more New York fire on the way that the soloists come across! The group here has a strong trumpeter in the lead – Raymond Court – who clearly loves Clifford Brown, but also has his own sort of vibe, too – working here with Ewald Heidepriem on piano, Karl Theodore Geier on bass, and Eberhard Stengel on drums. Titles include "Remember Clifford", "Blues Pour Alice", "Solar", "My Old Flame", "A Night At Tony's", "St Joseph's Blue Concept", and "Jubilation". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available European Jazz Sounds (with bonus tracks) ... CD 16.99

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Art PepperSmack Up (180 gram 2LP – 45rpm pressing) ... LP
Contemporary/Analogue Productions, 1960. Sealed 2LP (reissue)... $43.99
A nice straight batch of tracks from Pepper – and a record that we like more than some of the more "classic" ones on Contemporary! The album's got quite a strange title – Smack Up, a very strange choice, given Pepper's well-known experience as a junkie – and features some edgey work that really pushes Art away from the sweeter sounds of a few years before. There's some slightly off-kilter tracks on the set that really make it sparkle, including Duane Tatro's "Maybe Next Year", Ornette's "Tears Inside", and Harold Land's "Smack Up" – the irony of which, we're sure, was not lost on Art Pepper! Also includes Pepper's own "Las Cuevas De Mario" – and players include Jack Sheldon, Pete Jolly, Jimmy Bond, and Frank Butler. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited pressing, #0253.)
Also available Smack Up ... LP 16.99

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✨✧ Jimmy ReedJimmy Reed At Carnegie Hall (2LP 180gram pressing – 45rpm) ... LP
Vee Jay/Analogue Productions, 1961. Near Mint- 2LP ... $49.99
Rollicking country-tinged blues from Jimmy Reed and an incredible group of backing musicians – actually not captured in the opulent grandeur of Carnegie Hall – and probably all the better for it! Prior to the original double LP release of Jimmy Reed At Carnegie Hall, Reed headlined a Blues At Carnegie Hall event, and though the performance was not recorded for a live album release he went on the cut a similar set list with varying players that included Lonnie Brooks, Phil Upchurch and Eddie Tayor on guitar, Willie Dixon on bass, Earl Phillips and Albert King on tracks. It's really wonderful stuff, obvious epiphany material for loads of rockers and young players on both the US and British blues scenes to come! 23 tracks in all: "Bright Lights Big City", "I'm Mr Luck", "Found Joy", "Kind Of Lonesome", "Tell Me You Love Me", "Hold Me Close", "Baby What You Want Me To Do", "Blue Blue Water", "Hush Hush", "Found Love", "Honest I Do", "You Got Me Dizzy", "Boogie In The Dark", "Take Out Some Insurance", "The Sun Is Shining" and lots more! LP, Vinyl record album
(2004 Audiophile pressing, with insert.)

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Frankie Lee SimsLucy Mae Blues ... LP
Specialty, Early 50s. Very Good+ ... $29.99
Rootsy blues from the 78rpm years – a collection of well-recorded Specialty Records material by Frankie Lee Sims – an artist who was born in New Orleans, but was also a Texas-raised cousin of Lightnin Hopkins too! Sims' music here has lots of the styles we love in Hopkins' work of the time – kind of an evolution of blues past the delta years, but not too far either – mostly acoustic instrumentation, including bold lines by Sims that accompany his lyrics – and a stark sense of recording that really lets the simple elements come through. Titles include "Married Woman", "Lucy Mae Blues", "Don't Take It Out On Me", "I'm So Glad", "Jelly Roll Baker", and "Wine & Gin Bounce". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Martial Solal/Michel Legrand/Georges DelerueJean Luc Godard – Bandes Originales 1959 to 1963 (A Bout De Souffle/Une Femme Est Une Femme/Vivre Sa Vie/Le Mepris) ... LP
Jeanne Dielman (Italy), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $22.99
A sweet collection of music from the early films of Jean Luc Godard – mostly tracks that initially appeared on 45rpm EP releases in France – but brought together here in an overstuffed double LP set! The package features a fair bit of jazzy tracks from Godard's key films of the nouvelle vague – French new wave – served up in a collection that features work by different composers, but a nicely unified spirit overall! The set features music from A Bout De Souffle (aka Breathless) by Martial Solal, Une Femme Est Une Femme by Michel Legrand, Le Mepris by Georges Delerue, and Vivre Sa Vie by Legrand. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousBebop Boys ... LP
Savoy, Late 40s/Early 50s. Very Good+ 2LP ... $4.99
Killer stuff – a really well-done collection of rare bop material for Savoy! The set's not really a compilation, but more of an archive of great sessions from the 78rpm era – with batches of tracks in order from the same sessions. Includes material by a Kenny Dorham combo, a Joe Newman group, a Gil Fuller set with Dave Burns and Sahib Shihab, a Ray Brown date, and vocal sets by Eddie Jefferson, Babs Gonzales, and Kenny Hagood! LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousJukebox Mambo 2 – Rumba & Afro-Latin Accented Rhythm & Blues 1949 to 1960 (6 x 10" albums – plus book & bonus tracks) ... LP
Juke Box Jam (UK), Late 40s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 6 x 10inch & Book ... $49.99
The great second volume of this genre-defining series – a set that looks at a really unique strain of R&B in the 50s – a special sort of groove that mixed together jazz, Latin, and other soulful styles! There's plenty of percussion on most of these numbers, but there's also lots of bluesy elements too – electric guitar, tenor, and firey piano – mixed with soulful vocals that leap wonderfully out of the vivid arrangements – at a level that really makes these tunes pretty darn unique! Some cuts have a vibe that's like jump blues, taking a drink of 50s Latin – while others almost have a Spanish Harlem sort of hybrid, but years before the later Latin Soul scene – a really vibrant mix of modes that keeps things exciting throughout. Titles include "All I Have Is You" by Johnny Oliver, "I Love Your Many Ways" by Lincoln Chase, "Calypso Blues" by Zilla Mayes, "Jimmy's Jive" by Jimmy Nolen, "All Night Long" by Four Blazes, "She Wants To Mambo" by The Chanters, "Satisfied" by Billy Emerson, "Chano" by Ron Rico with Sax Kari, "Later Gator" by Freddie Mitchell, "Denga Denga" by Ashton Savoy, "Gee I Love You" by John McKinnye & The Premiers, and "Summertime" by Red Saunders. Totally amazing package, too – in an "album", like a set of vintage 78s – with 6 pieces of 10" vinyl that play at 45rpm for excellent sound, and a very cool booklet of notes, too. Also includes four tracks not on the other 2LP or CD sets! LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousWhy The Mountains Are Black – Primeval Greek Village Music 1907 to 1960 ... LP
Third Man, Late 20s/Early 30s. New Copy 2 LP Gatefold ... $21.99 22.98
It's hard to imagine Greece in the 20th century being described as primeval, but there's definitely a timeless vibe to the music on this collection – all pulled from vintage 78rpm discs that are filled with earthy percussion, exotic reed lines, and some especially nice stringed instrumentation! Most numbers seem to be instrumental, and although the date range in the title is large, the bulk of the recordings here are from the late 20s and early 30s – prime material for the expansion of the 78 market into more regional territories – of the sort that have been documented on similar collections by the Honest Jons or Dust To Digital labels. This collection is an initial foray by the Third Man group, in collaboration with collector Christopher King – who provided all the discs used in the collection – and despite the age and the format, there's a strong sense of clarity throughout – possibly because most of the material was recorded in studios rather than in the field. The set comes with a nice set of notes, a cover illustration by Robert Crumb, and 28 tracks that include "Sousta Rethymniotiki" by G Canteris and G Gombakis, "Ousak Tsiftelli" by Athanasios Lavidas, "Selfos" by Demetrios Jalkias", "Golfo" (Anonymous), "Syrtos Politikos" by Kyr Keravnos, "Kritiki Sousta" by A Karavitas & G Marianos, "Tzarama" by Nikos Karakostas and M Lakkergis, "Platanos" by Athanasios Lavidas, "Mirologi-Epirotiko Makedoniko" by Elias Karathimos, and "Kotta Mou" by Antonios Sakelarou. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Why The Mountains Are Black – Primeval Greek Village Music 1907 to 1960 ... CD 15.99

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✨✧ Miles DavisDig ... LP
Prestige, 1951. Very Good- ... Just Sold Out!
A key early appearance on record by Sonny Rollins – recorded here with Miles Davis and Jackie McLean in the landmark Dig session! The album's the stuff that 50s bop dreams are made of – a session that has up-and-coming modernists working in the new freedom of the long playing record, in a way that allows them to break past the shorter, more urgent sound of the 78rpm single! Rollins is young, but a surprisingly strong voice on the set – and Jackie McLean's alto is incredibly sharp at this point, with strong hints of the genius to come later in the decade. The rest of the lineup includes Walter Bishop on piano, Tommy Potter on bass, and Art Blakey on drums – and tracks include Miles' classic version of "It's Only A Paper Moon", plus "Denial", "Out Of The Blue", "Dig", and "Bluing". LP, Vinyl record album
(50th street NYC pressing, with deep groove and RVG etch. Cover has split seams, held with masking tape on the top seam and spine.)

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✨✧ Grant GreenGreen Street (2LP 45RPM 180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note/Analogue Productions, 1961. Used 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fantastic stuff! This was one of Grant Green's first ever sessions, and it's a winner all the way through! Dave Bailey and Ben Tucker back up the young Grant in a set of impeccably played guitar grooves that showcase the brilliant technique of this young genius – straight and to the point guitar jazz, with a soulful feel that gives the album a really warm finish! The whole thing's great – and the album's got some excellent original titles that include "No 1 Green Street", "Grant's Dimensions", and "Green With Envy" – all of which sound a lot better than they're titled, too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition #0179.)
Also available Green Street (RVG remaster edition) ... CD 4.99

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✨✧ Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster, Illinois Jacquet, etTenor Sax Album – The Savoy Sessions ... LP
Savoy, Mid 40s. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great material from the 78rpm years of Savoy Records – early singles by Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster, Illinois Jacquet, Ike Quebec, and John Hardee – sides that nicely skirt the worlds of bop and swing! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Buddy MossGeorge Mitchell Collection (with download) ... LP
Big Legal Mess, 1963. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the earliest recordings in the excellent George Mitchell collection of blues – an early 60s document of the solo work of Buddy Moss, a guitarist who'd begun his career with the Georgia Cotton Pickers in the early 30s, but had been off the radar for many years! The blues revival of the 60s brought him back with a surprisingly strong sound – as if the passage of years hadn't dampened his talents a bit – and the whole record feels like some batch of acoustic blues material that might have come out during the early 78rpm years, but with recording quality that's much better overall. Buddy sings and plays acoustic guitar – and titles include "In The Evening", "Amy", "Cold Rainy Day", "Blue Shadow Falling", "Unfinished Business", "Thousand Woman Blues", and "That Will Never Happen". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus download – and inner sleeve with notes!)

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✨✧ NirvanaNirvana (2LP 200 gram pressing – 45rpm) ... LP
Geffen, Early 90s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The posthumous self-titled Nirvana compilation – a set that you can quibble with as far as what was, and was not included – but nearly every song is a monumental classic! Too succinct, maybe, but if you don't already own each of the proper albums and the great leftovers comp Incesticide, this is a heck of a great assortement of the band at its best. Starts with "You Know You're Right", the last Nirvana song recorded by the band before Kurt Cobain's death, and from there it's one classic after another, including "About A Girl", "Been A Son", "Sliver", "Smells Like Teen Spirit", "Come As You Are", "Lithium", "In Bloom", "Heart-Shaped Box", "Pennyroyal Tea", "Rape Me", "Dumb", and 2 Unplugged cuts – "All Apologies" and their cover of "The Man Who Sold World". LP, Vinyl record album
(2LP audiophile pressing – 200 gram vinyl and 45RPM – with download.)

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