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Nellie LutcherReal Gone! ... LP
Capitol, 1950s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A bit jazz, a bit R&B, and swingin all the way through – the great Nellie Lutcher was one of the better singers of her generation, and it's a darn shame that she's not as well remembered as some of her other postwar musical contemporaries. This set was cut for Capitol during the early 50s, sort of a collection of singles based around her hit "He's A Real Gone Guy"; a nice little retrospective of Nellie's career that finally gives her her due. Titles include "Hurry On Down", "Come & Get It, Honey", "That's A Plenty", "So Nice To See You, Baby", "Do You, Or Don't You Love Me", "Fine Brown Frame", and "The Lady's In Love With You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a sticker in one corner.)
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Ann-MargretAnn Margret – The Definitive Collection ... CD
RCA/Real Gone, Mid 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99 21.98
A fantastic collection of work from those years when singer Ann-Margret first popped up on the American market – young, fresh, and sexy – and willing to do whatever it took to make her music stand out from the pack! Ann-Margret's got a vocal range that's maybe deeper than most of her contemporaries – a lusty growl that makes you feel like she's singing from way down in her toes – with odd bluesy currents mixed with jazzier backings – all in a mode that has really blows away the sultry tones of previous singers like Peggy Lee or Julie London. This 30 track package is a very well-chosen array of tunes from the early RCA years – and includes lots of solo numbers, plus work with Elvis Presley and Al Hirt – on titles that include "Man's Favorite Sport", "Next Time", "Madrid/The Pleasure Seekers", "Mack The Knife", "My Baby Just Cares For Me", "Teach Me Tonight", "The Lady Loves Me", "You're The Boss", "Mr Wonderful", "That Old Black Magic", "Everything Makes Music When You're In Love", "Let Me Entertain You", "Take All The Kisses", "Something To Think About", and "Mister Kiss Kiss Bang Bang". CD

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David Axelrod/Cannonball AdderleyMessiah ... CD
RCA/Real Gone, 1971. New Copy Gatefold ... $5.99 13.98
David Axelrod takes on Handel's Messiah – and the result is an amazingly complex set of music – very similar to his earlier albums on Capitol Records, and his Warner work with the Electric Prunes! If you love the Axe, you'll find plenty to love here – spare, dark orchestrations, often with a subtle hint of funk in the rhythms, some jazzy flourishes, and this bold sense of studio majesty that marks Axelrod as one of the most inventive producers of his time! The sound's one that gave birth to a whole generation of hip hoppers and beatheads – and the proceedings are conducted by Cannonball Adderley, with a feel that's similar to other Adderley/Axelrod high-concept sets – like Soul Of The Bible or Soul Zodiac. Titles include "Overture", "Worthy Is the Lamb", "Behold Recitative", "Comfort Ye My People", and "And The Angel Said Unto Them". CD
Also available Messiah ... LP 11.99

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Alice Babs & Duke EllingtonSerenade To Sweden ... CD
Reprise/Real Gone, 1963. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
A beautiful and rare recording – both for singer Alice Babs, and Duke Ellington himself! The session was cut in Paris in 1963 – and it's a moody, intimate album that features Duke backing up Alice with arrangements that are quieter and more subtle than those used with most other Ellington-related singers. Alice is extremely great on the set – and often sings in weird wordless vocals – not really scatting, but more of a horn based-style that's very icy and cool. The whole thing's great – much greater even than the sum of its two famous parts – and titles include "Serenade To Sweden", "Stoona", "La De Doody Doo", "Strange Visitor", "Come Sunday", "Babsie", and "Untitled Lullaby". CD

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Barbara & ErniePrelude To ... CD
Cotillion/Real Gone, 1971. New Copy ... $4.99 13.98
A folk funk classic from the early 70s – and a weird little record that has a sound that's unlike anything else we can think of! The arrangements are quite soulful, almost funky at times – with a righteous undercurrent that reminds us of Richard Evans or Charles Stepney at Cadet Records. But the vocals – by singer Barbara Massey – have a flanged-out quality that's clearly overdubbed, creating a double-voiced sound that's almost a bit like Brasil 66! This mix of modes is really great – completely unique, and sublime throughout – with a vibe that was years ahead of its time, and which is finally beginning to get some recognition these many years later. Arrangements are by the pair, but Deodato also had a hand in the record too – and the core combo of musicians includes Grady Tate on drums, Ralph McDonald on percussion, and Sam Brown on guitar – alongside more guitars from Ernie and keyboards and piano from Barbara. Tracks include "Searching the Circle", "Do You Know", "For You", "Play With Fire", "My Love & I", "Satisfied", and "Prelude" – plus a wild remake of "Somebody to Love"! CD

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Tim BuckleyLook At The Fool (180 gram pressing) ... LP
DiscReet/Real Gone, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
The last album that Tim Buckley ever gave the world – and a great leaping-off point for speculation about what he might have done, had he not left the planet too soon! Tim's actually beginning to explore a bit of funk in his music here – still using that amazing voice with all of its range from the early Elektra years – but often set to backings that feature heavy drums from Earl Palmer, tight bass from Chuck Rainey, and keyboards from Mike Melvoin – all cats who can be tight, but never slick – and whose groove is more than loose enough to let Buckley direct the whole proceedings. Given that Tim has an occasional raw rasp, and a very offbeat way with his lyrics, the mix of elements is actually not that far from the funk of Betty Davis on her first two albums – with a similar shrug towards any easy genre categorizations. Titles include "Freeway Blues", "Look At The Fool", "Tijuana Moon", "Mexicali Voodoo", "Down In The Street", "Wanda Lou", and "Bring It On Up". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 300 – on crimson vinyl!)
Also available Look At The Fool ... LP 29.99

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Tim BuckleySefronia (180 gram pressing) ... LP
DiscReet/Real Gone, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
A great later album from Tim Buckley – one that really shows him evolving his style in the last few years before his tragic early departure from this planet! Tim's working in a style here that's oddly heavier and with more bluesy overtones than some of his classic 60s albums for Elektra – almost reaching for a stronger style that competes with other singer-songwriters who were beating his action at the time! We're not saying that the album's slick or overly commercial – just recorded with a fuller sound, and less of the light jazz-tinged folk styles used in earlier years. A few of the tunes are done in the older Buckley mode, but others have strings, backing vocals, and other larger arrangements. Titles include "Quicksand", "I Know I'd Recognize Your Face", "Martha", "Peanut Man", "Dolphins", "Honey Man", "Because Of You", and "Sefronia – The King's Chain". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 400!)

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Ray ConniffComplete Columbia Christmas Recordings (Christmas With Coniff/We Wish You A Merry Christmas/Here We Come A-Caroling/bonus track) ... CD
Columbia/Real Gone, 1959/1962/1965. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99 19.99
Ray Conniff is looking a bit serious on the cover here, but the music within is anything but – and instead is aflurry in that playful style of arranging that made Ray such a big hit during his time at Columbia Records! The set features three full albums, plus bonus tracks – all from a time when Conniff was turning out a huge range of instrumental releases for Columbia – music that helped set a whole new standard for easy listening, with Ray's smooth blend of horns, sometimes light voices, and that impeccable pop punch that paved the way for groovier sounds to come. Most of this material hasn't been issued properly on CD – and the set features 31 tracks that include "Greensleeves", "Christmas Bride", "Sleigh Ride", "Silver Bells", "My Favorite Things", "Here We Come A Caroling", "Silent Night", "Ring Christmas Bells", "Jolly Old St Nicholas/The Little Drummer Boy", "White Christmas", "Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer", "The Real Meaning Of Christmas", and "Winter Wonderland". CD

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Larry CoryellAt The Village Gate ... CD
Vanguard/Real Gone, 1971. New Copy ... $9.99 14.98
One of the most stripped-down records from the early years of Larry Coryell – but one of the most powerful, too – as the record sometimes has Larry singing along with his guitar, in an effortless blend of trippy rock and jazz! The date's a live one – and the trio features Marvin Bronson on bass and Harry Wilkison on drums – both players who are super-tight, and move through lots of amazing rhythm patterns on the longer tracks on the set – which maybe demonstrate the growing power of the young guitarist more than his studio work of the time. Given the structure of the group, and the very expressive work on electric guitar, the whole thing's almost got a Hendrix-into-jazz sort of vibe – although Larry "sings" mostly with his guitar instead of his voice. Titles include "The Opening", "Can You Follow", "Beyond These Chilling Winds", "Entaredecendo En Saudade", and "After Later". CD

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Desmond DekkerYou Can Get It If You Really Want It (black & blue marble vinyl) ... LP
Trojan/Real Gone, 1970. New Copy ... $22.99 23.99
There's never been anyone like Desmond Dekker – not back in the day, when he was one of the biggest ambassadors for the Jamaican scene – nor for many years later, when his unique blend of soul and reggae were still the most go-to sounds for folks around the globe! Desmond's got a voice that almost rivals that of Sam Cooke for its sweetness and soul – and it's perfectly crafted onto grooves that are far hipper than the usual ska and rocksteady of the time – and which have this bubbling intensity that was maybe even more important an early introduction to reggae than the hits of Bob Marley that would come along a few years later. A record like this is key testament to Dekker's genius – great production from Leslie Kong, and not a bad track in the bunch – titles that include "You Can Get It If You Really Want", "Peace On The Land", "Cindy", "Perseverance", "I Believe", "That's The Way Life Goes", "Coomyah", and "You Got Soul". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 1000 – on black & blue marble vinyl!)

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Delaney & BonnieMotel Shot (expanded edition) ... CD
Atco/Real Gone, 1971. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
Maybe one of the purest expressions of the genius of Bonnie and Delaney Bramlett – an album that was recorded to feel like it was done in a motel room – with a stripped-down vibe that really gets at the best energy of the pair! Roots rock mixes with blue-eyed soul, gospel piano, and folksy acoustic guitar – often handled with an approach that feels very spontaneous and personal – as if you were a motel staffer standing outside the door of the duo's room, waiting to deliver a meal, but afraid to knock in the middle of a tune! Titles include "Where The Soul Never Dies", "Come On In My Kitchen", "Faded Love", "Talkin Bout Jesus", "Never Sending Song Of Love", "Goin Down The Road Feelin Bad", and "Long Road Ahead". Excellent CD reissue – with 8 more bonus tracks, from the original Elektra tapes that were morphed into the Atco sessions – most of them even more "motel" sounding overall! CD

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Frank DeVol & The Rainbow StringsOld Sweet Songs Of Christmas ... CD
Columbia/Real Gone, 1960. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
The sweet strings of Frank DeVol take on a host of Christmas favorites – in a lush instrumental album that really takes us back to the sort of old time tunes our folks used to play around the Holidays! Each selection is a medley of two or three tracks – and DeVol uses string-heavy orchestrations to carve out the melodies with a somber, reverent sort of feel – a mode that's mostly secular in orientation, but has an undercurrent of seasonal spirituality. The record's got a strangely blue sort of feel – almost like the kind of record when you want to put on to have a sad Christmas – and we mean that in a good way! Titles include "Ring Christmas Bells/The First Noel/Jolly Old St Nicholas", "Winter Wonderland/Skater's Waltz", "Silver Bells/Jingle Bells", "The Christmas Song/The Twelve Days Of Christmas", and "Here Comes Santa Claus/March Of The Toys". CD

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DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh PrinceHe's The DJ, I'm The Rapper (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Jive/Real Gone, 1988. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99 19.99
One of those rare moments where a mainstream hit goes onto preface years of creative talent to come – even though the whole thing might have seemed like a bit of a one-off at the time! The young Will Smith is fantastic as the Fresh Prince – full of charm, at a level that really upped the game for so many other MCs at the time – especially because both his lyrics and his subject matter weren't maybe the most cutting-edge, but could really come over strong, thanks to the inherent stardom in his presentation! We could well argue that Will on the album introduced the whole idea of a crossover hip hop star – one able to do just about anything – but the whole record would be nothing without the creative skills of Jazzy Jeff – who went the complete opposite way after his pairing with Will – more expressive, more experimental – and even more firmly committed to the underground. Yet it was also that easy bridge between underground and fame that made early hip hop albums like this so great – as Jeff brings forward so many great musical moments on titles that include "Live At Union Square", "DJ On The Wheels", "My Buddy", "Rhythm Trax House Party Style", "He's The DJ I'm The Rapper", "Hip Hop Dancers Theme", "Jazzy's In The House", and "Human Video Game". Great 2CD version – featuring the songs missing from the previous single CD – "He's The DJ I'm The Rapper", "Hip Hop Dancer's Theme", "Jazzy's In The House", and "Human Video Game" – plus 11 more mixes, all the varying 12" takes on "Brand New Funk", "Girls Ain't Nothing But Trouble", "Nightmare On My Street", and "Parents Just Don't Understand". CD
Also available He's The DJ, I'm The Rapper (with download & bonus album) ... LP 22.99

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Maynard FergusonNew Sounds Of Maynard Ferguson/Come Blow Your Horn (with bonus track) ... CD
Cameo/Real Gone, 1963/1964. New Copy ... $13.99 16.98
Two great albums from a time when Maynard Ferguson was really hitting his stride – back to back on one CD! New Sounds is a really nice set, and very much in the best spirit of the excellent early 60s albums that Maynard cut for Roulette! As with those, there's some great players working in the group – a lineup that includes Willie Maiden on tenor sax, Dusko Goykovich (horribly misspelled in the notes) on trumpet, Ronnie Cuber on Baritone, and Lanny Morgan on alto – all of whom get to step out in short but soulful solos that make the tracks bristle with more excitement than you'd think. And as with other Cameo jazz sides from the time, Rufus Jones is on drums – bringing in a nice little punch to the tracks that kicks them up in just the right sort of way. Titles include the originals "Bossa Nova De Funk", "Maine Bone", and "At The Sound Of The Trumpet" – plus a version of "Watermelon Man", and the bonus track "The Song Is You". Come Blow Your Horn is a surprisingly nice album of big band material from Maynard – recorded at a time when he was just getting his start as a big name, and still handling some hip enough players to make the groove swing! One track claims to have a "Dusan Goykovich" as a soloist – who we can only imagine to be our man Dusko Goykovich – and the record has plenty other nice solos by Lanny Morgan. Arrangements are by Don Sebesky, Al Cohn, Willie Maiden, and Oliver Nelson – and tracks include "Groove", "Whisper Not", "Blues For A Four String Guitar", "New Hope", and "Naked City Theme". CD

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Four SeasonsFour Seasons Greetings (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Vee Jay/Real Gone, 1962. New Copy ... $16.99 18.98
A beautiful Christmas present from Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons – a selection of Holiday tunes all recast with their tremendous harmony sound! The group are surprisingly great in this format – as their music always has this odd undercurrent of melancholy that really brings out the best in the tunes – and which opens up with a deeper feeling than just straight covers of Christmas tunes. Frankie's nose is right out in the lead on most numbers, and thanks to production by Bob Crewe and arrangements by Sid Bass, even familiar tunes are presented here in very fresh versions! Titles include "The Little Drummer Boy", "What Child Is This", "The Excelsis Deo Medley", "Jingle Bells", "White Christmas", "Christmas Tears", and "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus". CD

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Allen GinsbergAllen Ginsberg Reads Kaddish – A 20th Century American Ecstatic Narrative Poem (red colored vinyl) ... LP
Atlantic/Real Gone, 1966. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $14.99 20.98
The one-and-only entry in the Verbatum series from Atlantic Records – a proposed spoken word offshoot of the label – but one that only ever issued this fantastic 60s reading by Allen Ginsberg! As you might guess from the cover's beautiful photograph by Richard Avedon, Ginsberg is at the height of his hippie years here – and the poem Kaddish is a freewheeling, spiritually-infused work that is quite different than some of the earlier beat material. Ginsberg draws both on his Jewish roots and his increasing conflict with society for the piece – which is presented here in a lively recording done at Brandeis in 1964. Reissue features new notes and Ginsberg items for the package! LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 1700 on red vinyl.)

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Robert GouletComplete Columbia Christmas Recordings (This Christmas I Spend With You/Wonderful World Of Christmas) ... CD
Columbia/Real Gone, 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $16.99 18.98
Nobody had a voice like Robert Goulet back in the 60s – as you'll hear on this great Christmas material recorded for Columbia Records! The set features two full albums – the first of which is This Christmas I Spend With You, which has some lush, full backings from Frank Hunter, who really matches the deep tone of Goulet's amazing vocals! The tunes are mostly familiar, but come across with this presence that really grabs us – and titles include "December Time", "This Christmas I Spend With You", "White Christmas", "Silver Bells", "Panis Angelicus", and "Let It Snow". Robert Goulet's Wonderful World Of Christmas has a slightly groovy feel at times – thanks to arrangements by Marty Manning, who co-arranged the set with Frank Hunter – and the overall vibe of the record is a bit like one of those excellent Christmas specials from the old days of television. Titles include "The Christmas Waltz", "Hurry Home For Christmas", "A Wonderful World Of Christmas", "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen", "Home For The Holidays", and "Christmas Day". CD also features five bonus tracks – including duets with Carol Lawrence on "Carol Of The Bells", "Christmas Waltz", and "Angels We Have Heard On High". CD

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Gigi GryceEight Classic Albums (4CD set) ... CD
Real Gone/Music Melon (UK), 1954/1955/1957/1960. Used 4 CDs ... $9.99
Includes the albums – When Farmer Met Gryce, Nicas Tempo, Jazz Lab (with Donald Byrd), Modern Jazz Perspective (with Donald Byrd), Sayin Something, The Hap' Nin's, The Rat Race Blues, and Reminiscin'. CD
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Willie HutchMidnight Dancer ... CD
Whitfield/Real Gone, 1979. New Copy ... $16.99
A sweet mix of clubby tracks and mellower moments from Willie Hutch – and an overlooked gem from his late 70s years on Whitfield Records! The set's got Willie definitely digging some of the disco styles of the time, but in a way that's never sellout at all – as his vocals and guitar are always right on the money, and rounded out by more laidback moments that retain that spacey, trippy charm of Hutch's earlier records. These mellow tracks are really great – almost more soulful than some of Willie's Motown work, in a style that trades the funk for some sweeter, lighter instrumental touches that really let Willie's vocals take center stage. Titles include "Never Let You Be Without Love", "Kelly Green", "Midnight Dancer", "Everyday Love", "Deep In Your Love", and "Everybody Needs Money". CD

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Phyllis Hyman, Spinners, Four Tops, Sylvers, & ThoFish That Saved Pittsburgh (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Lorimar/Real Gone, 1979. New Copy ... $16.99 17.99
One of the best-remembered soul soundtracks of the 70s – even if it's quite different than some of the bigger blacksploitation scores from the earlier part of the decade! Philly soul Thom Bell headed up the whole project – and he works here in a fantastic blend of swirling strings and grooves that were partially recorded at Sigma Sound, and which lay down a great core for the set! Bell wrote most of the material, and the main focus of the album is soul – as most tracks are vocal – with performances by Phyllis Hyman, The Spinners, The Sylvers, and The Four Tops! Almost all the material is in a Philly soul mode – and the record also features work by Bell & James, William Hart, and Frankie Bleu – on titles that include "Mighty Mighty Pisces", "No One Does It Better", "Magic Mona", "Theme For LAs Team", "Moses Theme", "Chance Of A Lifetime", and "The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh". CD features three bonus tracks – "Pisces Theme (7" single)", "The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh (12" mix)", and "The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh (inst)". CD

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Alexandro JodorowskyEl Topo ... CD
Apple/Real Gone, 1970. New Copy ... $5.99 16.98
Incredibly captivating work from the legendary Alexandro Jodorowsky – a soundtrack that's beyond compare, penned for a movie to match – and issued famously as one of the key releases on Apple Records! Given the lack of distribution for the film, the record's become one of the few lasting relics of the bizarre El Topo project – filled with tunes penned by Jodorowsky that are as offbeat as the images on the screen! The movie's kind of a surreal western, with lots of trippy touches – and the soundtrack runs from straight numbers that echo an Italian spaghetti era, to others that have a playful almost circus-esque aspect, to others that come across with a weird mix of organic instrumentation and psychedelic inspiration. Titles aren't listed individually, which is great – because the whole thing works together as some brilliant sound collage – better absorbed as a whole, and with plenty of space for contemplation! CD
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✨✧ Earth Wind & FireReal Earth Wind & Fire – The Ultimate Collection (3CD set) ... CD
Columbia/Sony (UK), 1970s. New Copy 3CD ... $11.99 13.99
A fantastic collection of work from one of our favorite groups of all time – a jazz/soul combo born in our hometown of Chicago, and one who soared out to the masses in the 70s – to bring a message of pride and spirit to the world! This 3CD set features a huge amount of material from the group's first decade on record – a mix of both big hits and lesser-known album gems from the Columbia Records 70s years – peppered with just a bit of other material here and there, which leaves most of the focus on the kind of soaring sounds that first made the group so great. We've loved these records for decades, but they still never fail to make our hears leap with joy – and taken together, as a 45 track set, the music really seems to pack an extra sort of punch! Titles include "Keep Your Head To The Sky", "Mighty Mighty", "Got To Get You Into My Life", "Open Our Eyes", "Sing A Song", "Sun Goddess (live)", "That's The Way Of The World", "Burning Bush (shout it from the mountain mix)", "Brazilian Rhyme", "Love's Holiday", "I'll Write A Song For You", "Jupiter", "September", "Let's Groove", "In The Stone", "After The Love Has Gone", "Kalimba Story", "Shining Star", "Evil", "On Your Face", "Biyo", "Love Music", "Spirit", "Reasons", "Wanna Be With You", "Fall In Love With Me", "Boogie Wonderland", and "Can't Let Go". CD

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