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✨✧ Chicago Bears Shufflin' CrewSuper Bowl Shuffle (vocal, ext vocal, inst) ... 12-inch
Red Label, 1985. Used (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has a cutout notch & light wear.)

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✨✧ Linda CliffordMy Heart's On Fire ... LP
Red Label, 1985. Used ... Out Of Stock
Titles include "Real Love", "If You Want My Love To Last", "Wrap Your Arms Around Me", "Sweet Distraction", and "First Offense". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)
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Red Allen & The KentuckiansRed Allen & The Kentuckians ... LP
County, 1966. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Early work on the County label – an imprint who could maybe get the sound of bluegrass even more classic than in earlier years! The group's a quintet – with Red Allen on guitar, Craig Wingfield on dobro, Porter Church on banjo, and a young Dave Grisman on mandolin! LP, Vinyl record album
(Back cover has a few light notes in pen, and cover has a small sticker in one corner.)

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Amina BarakaAmina Baraka & The Red Microphone ... CD
ESP, 2017. New Copy ... $7.99
Amina Baraka's holding a megaphone on the cover, but she hardly needs it at all – given the righteous power of her voice on this album – still completely amazing after all these years! The album follows in the best tradition of work started by Amiri Baraka back in the 60s – a mixture of spoken knowledge and avant jazz, with backing by a group that includes Ras Moshe Burnett on tenor and flute, Rocco John Iacavone on curved soprano sax and piano, John Pietaro on drums and percussion, and Laurie Towers on bass. The approach is wonderful – and the record really feels like some lost underground relic of the 70s, the sort that the ESP label might have issued back in the day. Titles include "The Fascist", "Time Step", "The Spirit Of Billy BAng", "For Margaret Walker Alexander", and "Afro American Child". CD

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Jerry Bergonzi, Bobby Watson, Kenny Barron, et alRed Records All Stars – Together Again For The First Time ... CD
Red (Italy), 1996. Used ... $11.99
Killer work from a group of American players who've all found a strong outlet for their talents on the Red Records label – an Italian company, but one that's really done a great job of keeping the fires going for players who sometimes don't get as much of a chance to record in the US! Every member of the group here is great – Jerry Bergonzi on tenor, Bobby Watson on alto and soprano, Kenny Barron on piano, Victor Lewis on drums, and either Curtis Lundy or David Finck on bass. The tunes are mostly originals by group members, which further makes the set sparkle – giving it a sense of originality that's quite different than the usual standards that seem to come up on other all-star sessions. Watson's horns, as always, are great – and Bergonzi's deeper tones provide a great sense of balance – all warmed up nicely by Barron's piano. Titles include "That's All Folks", "Look At You", "Out House", "De Voyeur A Voyeur", "Those Who Get From Having Not", "Out Of The Frying Pan", and "Free Movement". CD

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ColtsAdorable/Lips Red As Wine ... 7-inch
Vita, 1955. Near Mint- ... $24.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has some marker and a sticker.)

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Eddie Lockjaw DavisEddie Lockjaw Davis Cookbook – Vol 1 (red cover) ... LP
Prestige, 1958. Very Good ... $16.99
A record that's virtually the blueprint for the sound of Hammond organ and tenor sax in soul jazz– the first of Eddie Lockjaw Davis' great run of cookbook albums for Prestige! The record features Lockjaw's gutsy tenor in a group alongside Jerome Richardson's lighter flute – both dancing wonderfully together over organ lines from a young Shirley Scott – playing here with a style that's a bit earthier and more bluesy than some of her later work. Rhythm is by George Duviver on bass and Arthur Edgehill on drums – and tracks include the classic 12 minute jammer "In The Kitchen", plus shorter tracks "Three Deuces", "The Chef", and "Have Horn, Will Blow". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label NJ pressing, with deep groove & RVG stamp. Cover has a center split spine.)

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✨✧ Jazz PickersCommand Performance – The Jazz Pickers Featuring Red Norvo ... LP
EmArcy, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A cool little set from bassist Harry Babasin – a 50s album from his Jazz Pickers combo, a group who mostly handles stringed instruments picked, or plucked, in a very groovy way! The approach has distinct west coast 50s elements – and given that Red Norvo's working with them here on vibes, the sound's almost like some of his excellent work with Tal Farlow and Charles Mingus from the earlier part of the decade. Players include Dempsey Wright on guitar, Lawrence Red Wooten on bass, Bill Douglass on drums, Babasin on pizzicato cello, and Norvo on vibes. Titles include "Bagatelle", "Blues For Bill", "Eyein The Goof", "The Stinger", "Lester Leaps In", and "Petite Rondeau". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono blue label drummer logo pressing, with deep groove. Cover has clear tape on all seams. Cover has light wear.)

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Sonny RedSonny Red ... CD
Mainstream/Solid (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $13.99
A fantastic album as a leader from Sonny Red – a saxophonist who never got much chance to record under his own name, but always gave us something special when he did! Sonny recorded famously with Donald Byrd and Curtis Fuller in the 60s – but here, he's in an even hipper 70s mode of his own – a bit modal, a bit spiritual – in ways that make the whole album feel like some of the best 70s efforts on the Black Jazz label, with a righteous quality we might never have expected in Red a decade before! Sonny blows tenor, alto, and flute – all of them with a sharp, soulful edge – and he works here in a fantastic quartet that includes Cedar Walton on piano, whose own shadings give the record a lot of depth – plus the great Billy Higgins on drums, and Herbie Lewis on bass. Titles include a great remake of "Mustang", which Red recorded with Donald Byrd – plus "And Then Again", "Love Song", "Tears", and "Rodan". CD

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Don Reno & Red Smiley & The Tennessee Cut UpsReno & Smiley – The Early Years – 1951 to 1959 (4CD set) ... CD
King/Gusto, 1950s. New Copy 4CDs ... $21.99 29.98
A long-overdue look at the early recordings by the team of Don Reno and Red Smiley – a pair of King Records artists in the 50s who were as important to the rising sophistication of bluegrass as The Stanley Brothers or Bill Monroe! The pair could harmonize in a way that was every bit as sweet and heavenly as The Louvin Brothers – and Don Reno especially had a great range that really came in handy with the range of material the group covered – styles that are especially strong on spiritual and heartbreaking themes, which the pair did better than most! This package is a treasure trove – the first time that this material has properly been presented – and although handled by the sometimes-cheapo Gusto label, presented here with full liner notes, photos, and lots of details on the vintage King Records sessions – really a Bear Family style of presentation. The 4CD set features 109 tracks in all – and titles include "Mack's Hoedown", "Love Call Waltz", "Mountain Church", "I'm Using My Bible For A Roadmap", "When I Safely Reach That Other Shore", "I Can Hear The Angels Singing", "Mountain Rosa Lee", "She Has Forgotten", "Money Marbles & Chalk", "Dark As A Dungeon", "I Want To Know", "Missle Ride", "Banjo Riff", "Kneel Down", "Cumberland Gap", and lots lots more. CD

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Simply RedNew Flame ... LP
Elektra, 1989. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has an index label on front.)

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Eddie Cleanhead VinsonCherry Red ... LP
Bluesway, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Eddie makes a nice little comeback here – singing in a style that's perhaps a bit rootsier than some of his classic sides, which actually had him working in a more sophisticated jazzy style – but which are still pretty nice, thanks to some good hard soul production. Titles include "Goodnight Baby Blues", "Juice Head Baby", "Cherry Red", "Cadillac Blues", and "Somebody's Got To Go". LP, Vinyl record album
(Light blue label pressing.)

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✨✧ Red PrysockShort Circuit/Finger Tips ... 7-inch
Mercury, 1956. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a small sticker.)

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✨✧ Chicago Piano C RedMiss Annie Lou/1 Minute After Mid-Nite ... 7-inch
Dawn's, Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a bit of marker.)

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✨✧ Mongo SantamariaRed Hot ... CD
Tappan Zee/Victor (Japan), 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great Bob James-directed session from Mongo Santamaria – and a set that takes the fusion-inflected Latin work he was doing on the Vaya label, and blends it with an even tighter, sharper CTI Records vibe! The approach is a bit like that combination of underground Latin and larger label resources that brought great sounds to both Ray Barretto and the Fania All Stars at the time – and the session features excellent CTI help from Bob James on keyboards, Eric Gale on guitar, and Hubert Laws on flute – the latter of whom got his start working with Mongo in the 60s! Titles include a funky electric remake of "Watermelon Man", plus the cuts "Afro Cuban Fantasy", "Jamaican Sunrise", "Jai Alai", and "Sambita". CD

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✨✧ Red RiderAs Far As Siam ... LP
Capitol, 1981. Used ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Dark green label reissue.)

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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)... Out Of Stock
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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Altered ImagesAltered Images – The Epic Years (Happy Birthday/Pinky Blue/Bite/12" album/bonus tracks) (4CD set) ... CD
Epic/Cherry Red (UK), Early 80s. New Copy 4CD ... $28.99
Really lovely work from Altered Images – a group who, like many of their new wave contemporaries, is maybe best remembered for one song – even though they had a heck of a lot more to offer! That hit – the always-great "Happy Birthday" – is one of the first tracks on the set – but the box overall brings together the full range of sounds from the group – the kind of catchy new wave tunes that always had slight crossover potential in the early 80s – but which have sometimes been lost to the sands of time, because the music is either not edgey enough to be remembered by the indie crowd, nor slick enough to yield long mainstream success. You might put these guys somewhere in a space with Icicle Works, The The, or early Talk Talk – music that's tuneful, but still has much rawer guitars than the commercial big names of the time – a definite sense of post-punk production, even though the work came out on a major label. The package features the group's three full albums, the bonus album of 12" mixes, and lots of singles too – with titles that include "Happy Birthday", "Real Toys", "Legionnaire", "Beckoning Strings", "A Days Wait", "Midnight", "Leave Me Alone", "Who Cares", "Jeepster", "Pinky Blue", "See Those Eyes", "Little Brown Head", "See You Later", "Funny Funny Me", "Disco Pop Stars", "Bring Me Closer", "Surprise Me", "Love To Stay", "Now That You're Here", "Thinking About You", "Stand So Quiet", "Happy Birthday (dance mix)", "Love To Stay (dance mix)", "See Those Eyes (ext mix)", "Jump Jump/Think That It Might (segued dance mix)", and "Don't Talk To Me About Love (ext dance mix)". CD

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Gene AmmonsNothin' But Soul (Up Front) ... LP
Winley/Up Front, Early 60s/Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $1.99
Very nice record, and one of the rarer sides by Gene Ammons. We can't remember the exact story behind this, but we know that the material was recorded by Jug during the early 60's, when he was violating his contractual agreements with a number of labels, and recording sessions for just about everybody. Paul Winley caught him then, and put him in the studio with Howard McGhee and guitarist Jake Fisher, for this cool laidback soul jazz session that's probably one of Jug's most open-ended from the time. The tracks are all long, with a lot of room for solo space, and a round mellow tone. Winley has his name on all of the writing credits, which is probably false (the lying bastard!), and titles include "Housewarmin", "Nothin' But Soul", and "Jug & McGhee". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Gene Ammons & Sonny StittWe'll Be Together Again ... LP
Prestige, 1961/1968. Very Good ... $5.99
Nothing fancy – but some great straight-ahead blowing from Stitt and Jug! The album's a quintet session, with John Houston piano, Buster Williams bass, and George Brown drums providing all the rhythm. But the real focus is on the twin-sax frontline – with Sitt taking up the alto on a few numbers, but mostly blowing tenor head to head with Jug. The album was supposedly recorded in 1961, but not issued until later in the 60s by Prestige – and it's right up there with the excellent work that the team were cutting at the time for Verve and Argo. Titles include "A Mess", "Water Jug", "New Blues Up & Down", "Red Sails In The Sunset", and "A Pair Of Red Pants". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing.)

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Barbara & The UniquesThere It Goes Again/What's The Use ... 7-inch
Arden, Late 60s. Very Good ... $4.99
An underground classic from Chicago! Barbara & The Uniques were one of the city's great under-recorded groups – and they had a sound that's very much in keeping with bigger work on labels like Brunswick. No surprise, though – because Eugene Record wrote "There It Goes", and the cut's got just the right mix of hard soul and uptown swing as some of his work with Barbara Acklin from the time! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Red label pressing. Labels have small stickers and some marker.)

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Beach BoysEndless Summer ... LP
Capitol, 1960s/1974. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A definitive Beach Boys collection that graced many a stereo back in the 70s! LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing.)

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✨✧ BeatlesLet It Be ... LP
Apple, 1970. Very Good- Gatefold ... $19.99
A bittersweet farewell from The Beatles – a record that definitely shows the fracturing unity of the group, with lots of near-solo moments – but a set that also makes us really wonder what they'd have done with all this genius, had they managed to hold it together! There's great hints here of the solo work to come – especially from George Harrison and John Lennon – and the Phil Spector production really helps open up a new sound for the group. Includes the genius cuts "I Dig A Pony", "Two Of Us", "Across The Universe", "I Me Mine", "One After 909", "For You Blue", and "Let It Be". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red Apple label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Phillip Boa & The Voodoo ClubAristocracie ... LP
Red Flame (UK), 1986. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing.)

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Booker T & The MGsBest Of Booker T & The MGs ... LP
Atlantic, 1968. Very Good- ... $9.99
What can we say? Booker T and crew are always tops in our book – and this album's as strong a batch of their classic singles as you'll ever find! Book's organ is the sound of a generation, and Steve Cropper's sinister vamping on guitar gives even the poppier tracks a hard edge that still sends shivers down our spine! Includes the breakbeat track "Hip Hug Her", plus "Green Onions", "Boot Leg", "Tic Tac Toe", "Red Beans & Rice", and "Jellybread". Smoking! LP, Vinyl record album
(Green & red label Broadway pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Charles Bradley & The Menahan Street BandWorld (Is Going Up In Flames)/Heartaches and Pain ... 7-inch
Dunham/Daptone, 2007. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Scorching raw soul from Charles Bradley – backed by the tight Menahan Street Band! "World (Is Going Up In Flames)" might be the best track yet from Bradley – an incredible groover with a heavy theme – but the apocalypse never sounded so sweet! The groove is raw and emotive, given a deeper feel thanks to some piano in the mix – with a rubbery bass line and backing vocals by the Gospel Queens! The flip "Heartaches And Pain" is another emotional workout – and has the feel of a lost southern soul scorcher, but with funkier bassline and drums! Amazing stuff! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Red label pressing.)

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Oscar BrandOscar Brand Songbag Of Folk Song Favorites ... LP
Riverside, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing with deep groove.)

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James BrownPlays The Real Thing ... LP
Smash, 1967. Very Good- ... Just Sold Out!
Smoking stuff – and a tasty album of organ instrumentals that has James on the Hammond, and Pee Wee Ellis leading the band behind him. The record's got a lot of cuts that are longer than the usual James Brown instrumentals from the time – which means more solo work, more interesting grooves, and more of the stuff that makes tracks like these cook! Titles include "What Do You Like", "Pee Wee's Groove In D", "D Thing", and "Funky Broadway". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing. Cover has ring & edge wear.)

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Rusty BryantFor The Good Times/Until It's Time For You To Go ... CD
Prestige, 1973/1974. Used ... $11.99
Two late Rusty Bryant albums – back to back on one CD! For the Good Times was one of Rusty's last for Prestige – recorded with a lineup that includes Hank Jones on electric piano, and Joe Beck on guitar. The album's not as over the top funky as his earlier ones for the label – but it does include some nice electric moments that show a new side of Rusty's groove. Tracks include "Theme from Deep Throat", a nice soundtrack groover, plus "The Last One Out" and "Appalachian Green". Until It's Time For You To Go is a mellower Rusty Bryant set recorded for Prestige with larger arrangements by Horace Ott, who also worked on a lot of the Solid State and Groove Merchant recordings at the time. The group includes Ott on piano and electric piano, Ernie Hayes on organ, Bad Bascomb on bass, and Bernard Purdie on drums. The album, like the first, is not as over the top funky, but it does have a few nice mellow funk moments – like the groovers "The Hump Bump" and "Ga Gang Gang Goong". Other tracks include "Troubles", "Until It's Time For You To Go", and "The Red Eye Special". CD
(Out of print.)

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Eric Burdon & The AnimalsTwain Shall Meet ... LP
MGM, 1968. Very Good- ... $9.99
Great later work from The Animals – a set that's not as tripped-out as some of their other late 60s work, and which almost starts to show Eric Burdon's rising love of soul and funk! The sound is still pretty rockish overall – but there's some great use of bass rumbling at the bottom – bringing up a rumbling quality that fits nicely with Burdon's somewhat bleak presentation of the lyrics at various points. Production by Tom Wilson almost has a raspy, lo-fi sort of feel – different than the bluesier roots of the group, and almost a precursor of indie work in decades to come! Titles include the classic "Sky Pilot", plus "Monterey", "Just The Thought", "Closer To The Truth", "No Self Pity", "Orange & Red Beams", and "We Love You Lil". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue & gold label pressing.)

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Diahann CarrollPorgy & Bess ... LP
United Artists, 1959. Very Good ... $6.99
A sultry set of vocals – Diahann backed by the Andre Previn Trio, running through mellow versions of tracks from Gershwin's Porgy & Bess. Although this was one of countless albums to come out in the late 50s, designed to coincide with the release of the film, the feeling here is quite intimate and laidback – not nearly the "cash in" effort of other records at the time. Titles include "Oh I Can't Sit Down", "Porgy I Is Your Woman", "Summertime", "There's A Boat That's Leavin Soon For New York", and "I Loves You Porgy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono red label pressing with deep groove.)

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Ray CharlesRay Charles At Newport ... LP
Atlantic, Late 50s. Very Good ... $9.99
A great live album, with a definite jazzy feel – thanks to work from David Newman on tenor sax and Marcus Belgrave on trumpet! Titles include "The Right Time", "I Got A Woman", "Blues Waltz", "Hot Rod", "Sherry", and "Talkin Bout You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing.)

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✨✧ Ray CharlesRay Charles Story Vol 1 ... LP
Atlantic, Late 50s. Very Good ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing.)

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Charlie Christian & Edmund HallMemorable Sessions ... LP
Blue Note (Japan), 1941/1944. Very Good+ ... $19.99
The record features material from two early sessions on Blue Note – recorded when the label was doing more trad material instead of bop sides. Side one features a group led by clarinetist Edmond Hall, with some great guitar work by Charlie Christian, and Meade Lux Lewis on celeste! Side two features Carl Kress sitting in on guitar with Hall, plus piano by Teddy Wilson and vibes by Red Norvo. Titles include "Celestial Express", "Seein Red", "Blue Interval", and "Edmond Hall Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing.)

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✨✧ Johnny Clarke/King Tubbys & The AggrovatorsEnter Into His Gates With Praise/This A The Hardest Version ... 7-inch
Attack, 1975. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(White label pressing with red text.)

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✨✧ ClashLive At Mont De Marsan 1977 ... LP
White Label, 1977. Near Mint- ... $39.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Red vinyl pressing in a stamped cover, with light wear.)

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Nat King ColeUnforgettable ... LP
Capitol, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $5.99
Titles include "Unforgettable", "Mona Lisa", "Too Young", "Red Sails In The Sunset", "Portrait Of Jennie", and "Answer Me My Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has some tape in one corner.)

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Dick Collins & His OrchestraKing Richard The Swing Hearted ... LP
RCA, 1954. Very Good ... $5.99
A swing-hearted set from trumpeter Dick Collins – one that has the musician working with three other hornmen in a tight trumpet frontline! The record's got some relatively full arrangement, but swings nicely with tracks that stretch out a bit more than usual for RCA – and tenors get their play too, thanks to a "brothers" styled group that features Al Cohn, Bill Perkins, and Richie Kamuca. Some of the better cuts stretch past the 6 minute mark – supported by rhythms from Nat Pierce on piano, Herb Ellis on guitar, Red Kelly on bass, and Chuck Flores on drums – and titles include "The Winter of My Discontent", "Donna Mia", "Northern Comfort", and "Hold Me Hold Me Hold Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a fully split top seam.)

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John ColtraneBlue Train (75th Anniversary Edition) ... LP
Blue Note, 1957. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.98
John Coltrane's classic – and only – recording as a leader for Blue Note! The album's no throwaway date, though – as it stands strongly with both Coltrane's other label work of the time, and with the best of the late 50s Blue Note scene – a time when the label was really cooking at full strength! The groove here is a bit harder, heavier, and hardbop-inflected than some of Trane's late 50s sides with Red Garland – thanks to a lineup that features Lee Morgan on trumpet, Curtis Fuller on trombone, Kenny Drew on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums. There's a crisp modern edge to the record that really holds up beautifully – even after years of play – and titles include "Blue Train, "Locomotion", "Moment's Notice", and "Lazy Bird". LP, Vinyl record album

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Chris ConnorWitchcraft ... LP
Atlantic, 1959. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A lovely side by Chris Connor for Atlantic, recorded not too long after her stint at Bethlehem – where she'd perfected an icy cool style of singing that's still to be matched to this day! The album features larger arrangements by Richard Wess – but still has a light jazzy feel, intimate in approach, despite the larger musical backings. Chris' voice is at once personal and removed – a razor's edge of emotion, repressing some impulses, and opening up surprisingly at other moments. Titles include "Skyscraper Blues", "The Lady Sings The Blues", "Come Rain Or Come Shine", "When Sunny Gets Blue", "Just In Time", "Baltimore Oriole", and "How Little We Know". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pinwheel pressing with deep groove, in the heavy glossy cover.)

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✨✧ Dave Baby CortezDave Baby Cortez & His Happy Organ ... LP
Clock, 1960s. Very Good ... $4.99
Stomping organ instrumentals from Dave Baby Cortez – a great little batch of work for the Clock label at the end of the 50s and start of the 60s, all of which helped to really find a place for the organ in American pop and soul! Cortez brought a style to the instrument that was as wild as some of the guitarists and saxophonists of his time – a mode that wasn't really jazz, was a bit R&B, and which helped give the organ a much leaner sound than some of its "skating rink" uses in pop during the decade before. Dave's clean style is a great fit for the jaunty, leaping rhythms of these tunes – with a dozen numbers in all, and titles that include "Piano Shuffle", "The Happy Organ", "Catnip", "Mardi Gras", "The Whistling Organ", "It's A Sin To Tell A Lie", "Red Sails In The Sunset", and "Hurricane". LP, Vinyl record album
(Light blue label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a small rip on the opening.)

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Alec R CostandinosWinds Of Change ... LP
Casablanca, 1979. Near Mint- ... $6.99
One of a host of ambitious albums cut by maestro Alec Costandinos at the end of the 70s for Casablanca – just the kind of full-service records that must have helped to bankrupt the label, but which end up still sounding pretty great after all these years! Alec's working here with a full complement of strings, and a fair bit of jazzy studio players too – a nice mix that has horns from the Brecker Brothers, Jon Faddis, and others nestled nicely in the mix – plus vocals from Pattie Brooks and Arthur Simms on some of the shorter numbers. Side one features the extended "Winds Of Change", which runs for over 18 minutes as a symphonic disco number. But almost even better are the shorter soul tracks on side two – which have Costandinos pulling things back a bit more than usual, and even hitting some mellower moments at points. Titles include "Red Hot River Of Fire", "Star Child", "Future Legend", "Creation Of Man", "You Gave Me Dreams", and "Where Are You Going Perseus". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Hank CrawfordFrom The Heart ... LP
Atlantic, 1962. Very Good ... $4.99
Warm and laidback soul jazz from the great Hank Crawford – cut in a relaxed mode that makes the set feel like some of the late nite smokers on the Prestige label at the time! Hank's alto work is perfectly placed on the set, and he's working with fellow Ray Charles bandmember David Fathead Newman on tenor – plus John Hunt and Phil Guilbeau on trumpets, and Leroy Cooper on baritone sax – plus guitar from Sonny Forrest on two tracks. Titles include "The Peeper", "Sherri", "Sweet Cakes", "Don't Cry Baby", "What Will I Tell My Heart", and "But On The Other Hand". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red and purple label pressing. Cover is great!)

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Hank CrawfordMr Blues ... LP
Atlantic, 1967. Very Good- Gatefold ... $4.99
A sweet soulful stepper from the mighty Hank Crawford – a set that's got a bit of the bluesy lines promised by the title, but which also has some snappier soul jazz modes played by a larger ensemble! Hank plays a bit of piano, in addition to his trademark alto sax – and the set's got a style that bridges his roots with Ray Charles and some of the cooler, groovier modes of Atlantic Records jazz in the 60s. Other players include Wendell Harrison on reeds, and Sonny Forriest on guitar – and titles include the originals "Mr Blues", "Smoky City", "Hush Puppies", and "The Turfer" – plus versions of "Danger Zone", "Route 66", and "Lonely Avenue". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing.)

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✨✧ DaylightersOh Mom (Teach Me How To Uncle Willie)/Hard Headed Girl ... 7-inch
Tip Top, Mid 60s. Good ... $14.99
A really great "uncle willie" single from Chicago – one arranged by Burgess Gardner with a romping, stomping groove! The track starts out with a snapping snare and piano triplets – and when the vocals come in, they're hard hard hard all the way through! Nice and raw, with almost a garage soul approach! "Hard Headed Girl" is a mellower track, again arranged by Gardner. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Red label pressing. Plays with noise and some crackling. Labels have wear, a piece of masking tape, and stuck-on paper on the B-side.)

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Dead KennedysIn God We Trust, Inc. ... LP
Alternative Tentacles, 1981. Very Good+ ... $24.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing.)

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DriftersGood Life With The Drifters ... LP
Atlantic, 1965. Very Good ... $4.99
A great little album by The Drifters – different than most of their other work for Atlantic, but still quite nice! The bulk of the album features the group running through jazzy versions of pop tunes – like "Quando Quando Quando", "More", "The Good Life", and "Desafinado" – all of which they do quite well, with a classy sound that fits well with the arrangements by Ray Ellis. The album also features one more regular tune by the group – the single "Saturday Night At The Movies", a killer uptown soul number arranged by Teacho Wiltshire. LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing.)

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Champion Jack DupreeChampion Jack Dupree – Rocks ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), 1950s. New Copy ... $19.99 22.99
The title certainly gets it right – because although Champion Jack Dupree recorded some rootsier blues in his time, the music here is all pretty upbeat and rocking – and includes a fair bit of unissued titles recorded for RCA's Groove and Vik labels in the 50s! The set begins with a handful of rare early singles on the Red Robin label in the early 50s, then moves into the RCA work from the second half of the decade – and together, the tunes really have Dupree sounding wonderful as an upbeat singer on some really romping tunes! The music gets better and better as the 50s move on – and in fact, some of the unissued tracks are complete gems – presented here with very detailed notes in a really lovely package – the best Bear Family way. Titles include "Lonely Road Blues", "Dirty Woman", "Story Of My Life (fast version)", "Lollipop Baby", "Hello Darlin", "My Baby's Like A Clock", "Shake Baby Shake", "Drunk Again", "Nasty Boogie", and "The Wrong Woman". CD

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801 (Phil Manzanera/Brian Eno)801 Live ... LP
Polydor, 1976. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A brilliant post-Roxy Music project – odd rhythms from Phil Manzanera, Fender Rhodes from Francis Monkman, and some great electronics, tapes, and vocals from Brian Eno! Includes versions of "Third Uncle", "Miss Shapiro", "Baby's On Fire", and "Sombre Reptiles". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label UK pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Fifty Foot HoseCauldron ... LP
Aguirre (UK), 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
A massively tripped out batch of tunes – and one of THE psychedelic classics of the late 60s! Fifty Foot Hose had a sound that was half rock/half electronics – one that well suited their placement on the Limelight label, and which was a perfect bridge between the far side of rock and more artful music experiments at the time. The album uses an incredible range of electronic goodies – including oscillators, theremin, prepared guitar, prepared thumb piano, echolette, and even "squeaky box" – in a heady heady sound that's topped off by some male and female vocals as well! There's plenty of bits in here that have attracted sample heads over the years – including one great break – but the album stands perfectly well on its own, and is a masterpiece throughout! Titles include "And After", "Red The Sign Post", "For Paula", "Fantasy", "God Bless The Child", "Cauldron", "The Things That Concern You", and "If Not This Time". LP, Vinyl record album

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Roberta FlackChapter Two ... LP
Atlantic, 1970. Very Good ... $5.99
Mindblowing work from Roberta Flack – an album that should be in the collection of any fan of righteous soul music! Forget all the wimpier modes of Flack's later years – because here, the young Roberta is a vision of positive power and spiritual soul – a singer with roots in jazz, which helps to transform some of the album's very surprising song choices – and a depth and sensitivity that goes way past the usual female soul modes of the time. Donny Hathaway handled half the arrangements for the record – a perfect choice for Flack – and Deodato handles the other, with some large arrangements that still have just the right sort of gentleness to go with her voice. Titles include a version of "Reverend Lee", penned by Eugene Daniels – and the great "Gone Away", written by Curtis Mayfield, Leroy Hutson, and Hathaway – plus the tracks "Just Like A Woman", "Do What You Gotta Do", "Business Goes On As Usual", and "Until It's Time For You To Go". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label Broadway pressing.)

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Ken FowserStanding Tall ... CD
Posi tone, 2016. New Copy ... $11.99 15.99
We last heard tenorist Ken Fowser in the company of vibist Behn Gillece – on a pair of excellent recent albums for the Posi-Tone label – but here he works as the sole leader, and maybe knocks it out of the park even more! All the tunes here are originals by Ken – who continues to be a hell of a writer, and comes up with songs that are bright and bold, yet also filled with deeper lines of feeling too – almost like some of Wayne Shorter's excellent early compositions in the first half of the 60s. Like Shorter in those days, Fowser has a way of working in a deeply soulful mode, but with strong lyrical currents too – echoed nicely here by the trumpet lines of Josh Bruneau, in a quintet that also include Rick Germanson on piano, Paul Gill on bass, and Jason Tiemann on drums. The album's the kind of subtle gem that we've really come to love from Posi-Tone – and titles include "Off The Path", "Mode For Red", "Brick's Tune", "Hanging On", "Head Start", "Filling In The Blanks", and "Timeless". CD

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✨✧ Aretha FranklinAretha's Greatest Hits ... LP
Atlantic, Late 60s. Very Good ... $9.99
A well-done showcase of Aretha's best early work for Atlantic Records – a collection that really gets at the deepest soul side of her style, and focuses on the transformation of sound that occurred when Franklin moved over to the label from Columbia. The set's overflowing with greatness – a total of 14 tracks in all, with killer arrangements by Arif Mardin, and landmark production from Tom Dowd, Jerry Wexler, and Mardin. Titles include "Spanish Harlem", "Chain Of Fools", "I Say A Little Prayer", "Dr Feelgood", "Respect", "Baby I Love You", "I Never Loved A Man", "Call Me", and "You're All I Need To Get By". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label Broadway pressing.)

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Aretha FranklinI Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You ... LP
Atlantic, 1967. Very Good- ... $24.99
Essential work by Aretha Franklin – one of her best albums for Atlantic in the late 60s, with tracks that virtually define the sound of hard soul during the late 60s! The album's filled with excellent material – featuring 2 killer tracks recorded in Muscle Shoals ("Do Right Woman, Do Right Man" and "I Never Loved A Man"), plus lots of other great hard soul groovers done with Aretha's guiding light, Arif Mardin, in Atlantic's New York studios – including the tracks "Respect", "Baby, Baby, Baby", "Save Me", and "Dr. Feelgood". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing.)

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✨✧ Aretha FranklinSoul '69 ... LP
Atlantic, 1969. Very Good- ... $7.99
'69 was certainly Aretha's year – as the success of her initial round of Atlantic recordings had pushed her fully into the limelight, making her one of the most exposed, most reported-on artists in soul music! This album was cut during the height of that time, with Arif Mardin handling all of the arrangements, and Aretha singing a mix of soul, blues, and pop tunes, all nicely reworked in her own famous style. Titles include "Tracks Of My Tears", "So Long", "I'll Never Be Free", "Gentle On My Mind", "Bring It On Home To Me", and "Crazy He Calls Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green Broadway label pressing.)

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Aretha FranklinSpirit In The Dark ... LP
Atlantic, 1970. Very Good ... $19.99
Aretha's tour of the south continues – recording here at Atlantic's new home in Miami, with studio work from The Dixie Flyers, Dave Crawford, Roger Hawkins, Duane Allman, and Eddie Hinton – all very much in the tradition of the Muscle Shoals work that supported Aretha on earlier recordings. Aretha's playing piano on all tracks – and titles include her remake of "Don't Play That Song", plus "You & Me", "Pullin", "Spirit In The Dark", "Try Matty's", "Oh No Not My Baby", and "One Way Ticket". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label Broadway pressing.)

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✨✧ Aretha FranklinThis Girl's In Love With You ... LP
Atlantic, 1970. Very Good ... $7.99
Given that Atlantic's big claim to fame with Aretha was that they took her from being a supper club jazz singer and made her a hard soul act, we've always been a bit surprised at the way they chose to hook her up with some Bacharach tunes after her first few sides – giving her a classier uptown sound to mix with the deeper southern style that broke her out big. This album's a great example of how Aretha can mix the two styles – as it features the title rendition of "This Girl's In Love With You", and great versions of "Dark End Of The Street" and "Sit Down & Cry", and the sublime "Call Me", which is a perfect blend of the two styles in one song. And oddly, the "classier" material was recorded down in Miami, Atlantic's new home for soul in the south. LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label Broadway pressing.)

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Aretha FranklinWith Everything I Feel In Me ... LP
Atlantic, 1974. Very Good ... $4.99
Mellow sexy Aretha – with warm arrangements by Arif Mardin, and plenty of nice electric piano by the great Richard Tee. Includes a great version of Stevie Wonder's "I Love Every Little Thing About You", plus the tracks "You Move Me", "You'll Never Get To Heaven", "Don't Go Breaking My Heart", "Without Love", and "All Of These Things". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label Rockefeller pressing. Cover has some marker on front.)

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Leonard Gaskin, Edmond Hall, Doc Cheatham, etcAt The Jazz Band Ball – A Dixieland Sound Spectacular ... LP
Swingville, 1961. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A cool session by the Swingville All-Stars – lots of long trad tracks, led by Leonard Gaskin – and featuring Yank Lawson and Doc Cheatham on trumpets, Vic Dickenson and Cutty Cutshall on trombones, and Buster Bailey and Edmund Hall on clarinets. LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label Swingville pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split spine, clear tape holding the top & bottom seams, and some notes in pen on back.)

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Chet Grayson & The Country ClubbersSwing At The Country Club ... LP
Fortuna, Early 60s. Very Good ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some ring & edge wear.)

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Juanita HallOriginal Bloody Mary Sings The Blues ... LP
Counterpoint, 1958. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Great small group backing – with arrangements from pianist Claude Hopkins, plus tenor from Coleman Hawkins, trumpet from Doc Cheatham, and clarinet from Buster Bailey! LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing with deep groove.)

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Roy C HammondSex & Soul ... LP
Mercury, 1973. Very Good- ... $11.99
Sex, soul, and lots more too – a sublime solo set from the great Roy C Hammond – recorded after his initial work with The Honeydrippers! The approach here is much more deep soul than his work with that group – very much in the best sort of Fame or Hi Records vibe – with a slow-burning sound that's a nice evolution past the earliest modes of southern soul, and which is perfectly suited to the sophistication of Roy's vocals! The set was the first in Hammond's solo run for Mercury Records – almost ignored at the time, but later the stuff of legend – thanks to writers like Peter Guaralnick, and others who've finally given Roy his due. The arrangements and instrumentation are wonderful – much more indie soul than you'd expect – on a par with the best early 70s material on Stax/Volt – and titles include "I Found A Man In My Bed", "Back Into My Arms", "Open Letter To The President", "Don't Blame The Man" and "I'll Never Leave You Lonely". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing. Cover has some ring & edge wear and a scrape on front.)

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Lionel HamptonLionel Hampton & The Just Jazz All Stars (alternate cover) ... LP
GNP, Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $3.99
One of the few albums to really get at the genius of the Lionel Hampton group at the height of their powers – their crowd-pleasing antics that were always a big draw for live audiences! This set catches Hamp and a great group at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium – playing on long tracks with plenty of cool flourishes and really strong standout moments – pyrotechnic throughout, even in the mellower moments! Hampton is on piano, vibes, and drums – and other players include Willie Smith on alto, Charlie Shaves on trumpet, and Milt Bucker on piano. Tunes include "Kaba's Blues", "Hamps Boogie Woogie", "Perdido", and "Central Avenue Breakdown". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Tim HardinTim Hardin 1+ 2 ... CD
Verve/Repertoire (Germany), Mid 60s. Used ... $16.99
A pair of the greatest albums by Tim Hardin – 1 & 2 in a single package! Tim Hardin 1 is fantastically beautiful stuff! Tim emerges here as one of the true genius singer-songwriters of his generation – mixing together folksy roots, intimate jazz-inflected vocalizations, and wonderful instrumental touches from players like Gary Burton, Earl Palmer, and John Sebastian, layered over haunting strings by Artie Butler. One we'd never part with – and with classics like "Don't Make Promises", "It'll Never Happen Again", "Reason To Believe", and "Misty Roses". Tim Hardin 2 is a beautiful album that inspired lots of other artists – from Scott Walker to Leonard Nimoy! Like some of the other albums on the Verve Forecast imprint, this set combines the hip, jazzy Verve aesthetic with parent label MGM's pop sensibilities, which add up to some great settings for Hardin's down to earth singer songwriter approach! Includes the classic "If I Were A Carpenter" , plus "Red Baloon", "Black Sheep Boy", and "Lady Came From Baltimore". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Eddie HarrisHigh Voltage ... LP
Atlantic, 1969. Good+ ... $3.99
Mindblowing electric work from the great Eddie Harris – heard here on his famous late 60s combo that also features bass from the great Melvin Jackson! The music's got all the soulful currents of Eddie's earlier work, yet also takes on a trippier vibe too – since Harris plays an electric version of a tenor sax, most likely a Varitone – which gets all cool and echoey at times, with lots of great effects next to the well-played solos! Melvin Jackson's bass is mighty nice too – as low as you can go, and moving things massively at the bottom – alongside drums from Billy Hart and piano from Jodie Christian. The whole thing's wonderful – and titles include an early version of "Listen Here", plus "Funky Doo", "Is There A Place For Us", "The Children's Song", and "Movin' On Out". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green Broadway label pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Johnny HartmanSongs From The Heart ... LP
Bethlehem, 1955. Very Good ... $69.99
A nice little album from Johnny Hartman – recorded back in the mid 50s for Bethlehem, in the years before he recorded his more famous dates for the Impulse label! The set has Johnny singing nice and mellow – with backing by a group led by pianist Ralph Sharon, one of Tony Bennett's longtime accompanists, with added trumpet by Howard McGhee – which creates some nicely moody interplay in the relatively spare setting of the session. Hartman's vocals are a dream, as always – and tracks include "What Is There To Say", "Moonlight In Vermont", "I'll Remember April", "Down In The Depths", "I Fall In Love Too Easily", and "We'll Be Together Again". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original red label pressing with deep groove! Cover laminate is flaking a bit on the edges.)

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HaydnSymphonies No 99 In E Flat Major & No 101 In D Major (The Clock) – Hermann Scherchen/Orchestra Of The Vienna State Opera ... LP
Westminster, 1951. Very Good+ ... $8.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Deep groove red label mono pressing. Cover has some edge wear.)

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✨✧ Jimi HendrixJimi Hendrix Experience – Smash Hits ... LP
Reprise, Late 60s. Very Good ... $12.99
One of those "greatest hits" of Greatest Hits collections – as Smash Hits has come to be regarded by many as a key entry in the cannon of classic rock – thanks to tremendous work from Jimi, bassist Noel Redding, and drummer Mitch Mitchell! Every track here is a gem – definitely the "smash" promised in the title, as the record's filled with Hendrix treasures that include "Purple Haze", "Fire", "The Wind Cries Mary", "Stone Free", "Crosstown Traffic", "All Along The Watchtower", "Red House", "Foxy Lady", and "Hey Joe". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange & tan label stereo pressing.)

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Howlin WolfHowlin Wolf (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Chess/Friday Music, 1962. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $28.99 29.98
Howlin Wolf is really getting into his thing here – tightening it up a bit from his earliest years at Chess, and moving into a groove that would forever make him one of the key artists to record for the label! The raspy, rootsy feel of earlier years is still in place – but the recording quality's a bit better, and the tunes have a more unified feel – thanks partly to some classic compositions from Willie Dixon, whose work makes up a very big part of the album! Tunes were recorded between the years 1959 to 1962, and brought together for the record – and titles include "Shake For Me", "Spoonful", "Going Down Slow", "Down In The Bottom", "Wang Dang Doodle", "Red Rooster", and "Tell Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice gatefold pressing!)

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Freddie HubbardBaddest Hubbard ... LP
CTI, Early 70s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $12.99
Baddest Hubbard or goodest Hubbard – whatever you prefer, the set's a great sampling of Freddie's incredible work for the CTI label during the early 70s! The album only features 4 tracks, but for CTI, Freddie was cutting them so long, that's the only way you could go – as his freewheeling approach to soul jazz really pushed the boundaries of the genre while he was working at the label – and which really pushed Hubbard's sound, too – into territory that nobody would have expected back in the 60s! Titles include the long original version of "Red Clay", plus the classic funk track "First Light", and mellower tunes "In A Mist" and "Here's That Rainy Day". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has initials in marker.)

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Freddie HubbardCTI Years 1970 to 1973 ... CD
Hi Hat, Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99
Not a collection of CTI label recordings from trumpeter Freddie Hubbard – as you might expect from the title – and instead a collection of rare radio performances from the same time, but with Freddie opening up in very different ways! Some of the tunes here are from CTI albums, but the performances are often quite different – and often very open, with some key solo moments that also include bass and drum solos – not just the leader's trumpet! Players shift a bit over the course of the four different performances, all of which are very well-recorded – and musicians include Junior Cook on tenor and flute on three of the four; George Cables on Fender Rhodes on three, with Cedar Walton on acoustic piano on a fourth; and drummers who include Louis Hayes, Lenny White, and Ralph Penland. The whole thing's a great lost treasure – and has moments that also hint at the direction that Freddie would take in the 80s, especially his superb live work from the early part of that decade – on titles that include "Spirits Of Trane", "Red Clay", "Calypso Fred", "Ugetsu", "First Light", "The Intrepid Fox", "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey", and "Betcha By Golly Wow". CD

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Freddie Hubbard, Hubert Laws, & OthersCalifornia Concert – The Hollywood Palladium ... CD
CTI/King (Japan), 1971. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99
Although the genius of the CTI label might be often thought of in a studio format – especially since the Creed Taylor Influence on the label is what really turned the sound into something wonderful – this live set from 1971 shows that the label's players, with the right frame of mind, can easily get into the CTI groove in any setting – soaring out in a magical blend of acoustic and electric instrumentation, really stretching out on some killer long tracks! The group's a great all-star one – with organ and electric piano by Johnny Hammond, guitar by George Benson, flute by Hubert Laws, trumpet by Freddie Hubbard, tenor by Stanley Turrentine, and percussion by Airto – and all tracks are long, and very free-flowing. Titles include "Red Clay", "Sugar", "Blues West", "Leaving West", and "Fire & Rain". CD
(Part of the CTI 50th Anniversary Special Collection!)

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Gregory IsaacsSoon Forward/Version ... 7-inch
Taxi, 1979. Very Good+ ... $7.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Red logo label with yellow background. Label has some pen.)

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Jackie & RoyJackie & Roy (Storyville) ... LP
Storyville, 1955. Very Good+ ... $24.99
One of the first albums ever from the team of Jackie Caine and Roy Kral – and one of the best, too! The album's got a relaxed, open-ended approach to jazz vocals that already carries all the hallmarks of the Jackie & Roy style – wordless scatting on some tunes, playful lyrical interplay on others, and a focus on Jackie's ballad talents on some of the gentler numbers – all wrapped up in small combo backing that's sensitive, creative, and modern – yet never in a way that overwhelms the vocals. It's hard to match the poise, class, and cleverness of this one – and the album easily set a new standard for vocal jazz in the 50s! Titles include a few great early tunes by Tommy Wolf – the songwriter who would become so important for the pair – and backing is by Roy on piano, Barney Kessel on guitar, Red Mitchell on bass, and Shelly Manne on drums. Titles include "Let's Take A Walk Around The Block", "You Smell So Good", "Listen Little Girl", "Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most", "Bill's Bit", "Dahuud", "I Wish I Were In Love Again", and "Lover". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear with a split top seam and partially split spine.)

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Jackson 5Big Boy/You've Changed ... 7-inch
Steeltown, 1967. Good ... $6.99
The historical first release ever from The Jackson Five! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Red label pressing. Plays with noise and crackles.)

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JamiroquaiEmergency On Planet Earth (planetary club, international club, jamiropella, fingertips dub, 911 earthbeats, album) ... 12-inch
Columbia, 1992. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Clubby single from the first LP, pumped up a bit by Danny Tenaglia, who was the hot remixer at that time for commercial house tracks. The Fingertips dub actually has a nice open feel, while the Earthbeats have a bit of Latin vibe, and as you know, the LP version is JK's best attempt at living in Stevie Wonder's shoes. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Red label pressing.)

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JBsSame Beat (parts 1, 2 & 3) ... 7-inch
People, 1973. Very Good ... $14.99
One of the best breakbeat tracks you'll ever find from the JBs! This original single includes parts 1, 2, & 3 of this monster cut from the "Damn Right I Am Somebody" LP – which are more than were on the album version! A classic, and still one of the best cuts ever by the JBs! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Red label pressing, with some marker.)

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✨✧ Quincy JonesQuincy Plays For Pussycats ... LP
Mercury, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $5.99
Very groovy stuff from Quincy – a mix of jazz, soundtrack, and popular themes, all done in that soulful swinging style that Quincy virtually helped invent back in the 60s! The album's got plenty of great groovers that take a popular tune and kind of turn it on its ear – takes on tracks like "What's New Pussycat", "Non-Stop To Brazil", "The In Crowd", "Mack The Knife", "The Gentle Rain", and "Satisfaction" – all of which are souped-up by Quincy, and done in a rhythmic style that takes them past familiar versions you might know. The album also features the very groovy "Blues For Trumpet & Koto" – a slightly exotic number that we really like! LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing with deep groove.)

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Teddi KingNow In Vogue ... LP
Storyville, 1955. Very Good ... $43.99
One of a number of great small group sessions done by singer Teddi King for the Storyville label – nicely relaxed, with backing from a septet that features Billy Taylor on piano, Bob Brookmeyer on trombone, Nick Travis on trumpet, and Gene Quill on alto! The Storyville approach really brings out the best in Teddi's vocals – as the easy-going nature of the record has King sounding a bit more grown-up and adult than before – singing lines in a slightly sultry style, yet still with some of the bird-like notes heard on other albums. Taylor's piano adds a nice grounding to the record – and titles include "Old Folks", "Why Do You Suppose", "I'm In The Market For You", "You Hit The Spot", "Something To Live For", and "Like A Ship Without A Sail". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original red label pressing with a deep groove! Cover has light wear & a sticker spot.)

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Konono No 1Lubuaku ... CD
Terp (Netherlands), 2003. Used ... $4.99
A brilliantly funky and raw live recording by the Congo's great Konono No 1 – taped in Vera, Holland on their first European tour in February of 2003, and released on Terp, the label owned by Terrie Ex of the Ex! The brittle, in-the-red likembe patterns fly by in high-velocity cycles, amped-up by the group's trademark distortion and relentlessly propelled by a three-piece rhythm section of congas, cow bells, and metal percussion – and all of it's topped by great call-and-response singing. Although the music is rooted in the ancient traditions of the Bazombe – a tribe indigenous to the area around the Angola-Conga border – the furious attack almost sounds like a cross between techno throb and punk energy. It's no surprise that the band's touring mates, the Ex, preferred to open for Konono – there's no way anyone could follow this mind-numbing stuff. Tracks include "Ditshe Tshiekutala", "Mokanda Mbuta", "Kulekule", "Ku Hollande", and "Ngudi Vakanda/Lufua-Luandonga". CD
(Out of print. Includes slipcase.)

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Leo KottkeDid You Hear Me – 1971 to 1976 ... LP
Capitol, Early/Mid 70s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing. Cover is lightly bent at the opening.)

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✨✧ Bob Kuban & The In-MenCheater/Try Me Baby ... 7-inch
Musicland USA, 1965. Very Good ... $7.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Red white & blue label pressing.)

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✨✧ Last PoetsThis Is Madness ... LP
Douglas, 1971. Good+ Gatefold ... $9.99
One of the Last Poets greatest albums – and one of their most sophisticated as well! Gone are the rough-hewn rhymes of the group's first album, and in their place are better arranged, more thought-out tracks that mix in a wealth of musical influences – and which expand the group's verbal expression past simple protests, and into the realm of Jazzoetry that became their trademark during the mid 70s. Tracks include "Related to What", "Black Is", "White Man's Got a God Complex", "Black People What Y'All Gonna Do", and "This is Madness" – and a number of tracks are preceded by strong and forceful chants before the lyrics kick in! LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label Douglas pressing. Cover has wear, with split top & bottom seams.)

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Led ZeppelinHouses Of The Holy ... LP
Atlantic, 1973. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $24.99
Led Zeppelin at peak power – mixing hard rock bombast with deep, genuine love for blues and folk guitars! Houses Of The Holy is the essential the blueprint for countless imitators to come – but it's also got smarts, subtleties and creative ambitious that's just plain lost on the watered wannabes that floated up in Zeppelin's wake. Titles include "The Crunge", "Over The Hills & Far Away", "The Song Remains The Same", "The Rain Song", "Dancing Days", "Dyer Maker", "No Quarter", and "The Ocean". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label Rockefeller pressing, SD 19130. Includes inner sleeve.)

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Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin II ... LP
Atlantic, 1969. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $29.99
One of the most supremely classic of all classic hard rock albums! As huge as the debut was, Led Zeppelin II is the record that proved that the group were going to be in it for the long haul – with a righteous raw power that's still being felt all these many decades later! Nobody else could touch this one – and the album is filled with iconic cuts that include "Whole Lotta Love", "Ramble On", and"Heartbreaker" – plus the ridiculous Bonzo showcase "Moby Dick", and "Bring It On Home". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green Rockefeller label pressing, SD 19127.)

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✨✧ John LewisGolden Striker ... LP
Atlantic, 1960. Very Good ... $3.99
Serious compositional material by John Lewis – a series of work based upon the Italian tradition of commedia dell'arte, written for a larger group of brass instruments – and given a real "classics meets jazz" sort of vibe – but also handled with a gentle swing, too! Although Gunther Schuller's on the album in the French Horn section, Lewis himself conducts the ensemble – leading the brass section through a range of very short "fanfares" and longer tunes that feature Lewis on piano, George Duvivier on bass, and Connie Kay on drums. Titles include "Fanfare 1", "Piazza Navona", "Odds Against Tomorrow", "Piazza Di Spagna", and "La Cantatrice". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing.)

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John LewisJazz Abstractions ... LP
Atlantic, 1960. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Way more than just "abstractions" – as the set's a very focused batch of some of the larger ideas that John Lewis had about jazz – explored beautifully here away from the Modern Jazz Quartet! The album has Lewis working with frequent partner – and fellow third stream conceptualist – Gunther Schuller – and also features great guest work from Ornette Coleman on alto, Joe Wilder on trumpet, Jim Hall on guitar, and Scott LaFaro on bass – all very different talents at the forefront of jazz at the time, helping bring a wider range of voices than you might normally get on a John Lewis project. Titles include "Abstraction", "Variants On A Theme of Thelonious Monk", and "Piece For Guitar & Strings". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing.)

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Ramsey LewisDancing In The Street ... LP
Cadet, 1967. Very Good Gatefold ... $3.99
A late 60s groover from the second Ramsey Lewis trio – the one that features Cleveland Eaton on bass and Maurice White on drums, both doing a pretty great job of filling the spot vacated by Eldee Young and Red Holt! The album's a live one, cut in the successful mode of Ramsey's records with the Young/Holt group – mostly featuring familiar numbers transformed by the Lewis Trio's hard-grooving approach to their work! It's great to hear Maurice White in a pre-Earth Wind & Fire jazz setting – and the album's got a slightly more open sound than some of Ramsey's earlier live dates – especially on the Brazilian tinged numbers that include "Mood For Mendes", "Corcovado", and "Medley From Black Orpheus". Other tracks include "Struttin Lightly", "Dancing In The Street", "You Don't Know Me", and "What Now My Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing.)

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Ramsey LewisRamsey Lewis Trio Live At The Bohemian Caverns ... LP
Argo, 1964. Very Good ... $1.99
A killer live set from Ramsey Lewis and his classic early 60s trio – a record that's not nearly as well known as The In Crowd, but every bit as great! Drummer Red Holt and bassist Eldee Young really get in some great elements here – working with Ramsey's piano in a groove that's far more than the standard trio mode of the time – and much more in a triangulated exchange of energy that's filled with life and joy throughout! Side one begins with a 12 minute "West Side Story Medley" – one that starts slow, but really builds with excitement as the tune rolls on – and other tunes include a version of "My Babe", with some funky cello work by Eldee Young; a soul-stepping take on "Something You Got"; Ramsey's original "The Caves"; and versions of "People", "Fly Me To The Moon", and "The Shelter Of Your Arms". LP, Vinyl record album
(Gray label Argo pressing with deep groove.)

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Lonesome Pine FiddlersLonesome Pine Fiddlers – Starday Collection ... CD
Starday/Gusto, Late 50s. New Copy ... $5.99 11.99
The Lonesome Pine Fiddlers may not have been one of the biggest groups in the big bluegrass explosion of the postwar years – but they were certainly one of the tightest, as you'll hear on this great collection of tracks recorded for the Starday label! The instrumentation is really center stage here – even though the vocals are quite strong too – and the group features Curly Ray Cline on fiddle, Melvin Goines on rhythm guitar, and Ray Goins on some mighty nice banjo work – which riffles on at amazing speed and really drives the tunes. Some tracks feature Jack Linneman on dobro, and Hylo Brown adds in both open string guitar and some harmony vocals – on tunes that include "Hobo Blues", "Lost Girl", "Bringin In The Georgia Mail", "Coal Dust Blues", "Road Hog Red", "Ya'll Come", and "Old Homestead Ain't So Homey Anymore". CD

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LoveFour Sail ... LP
Elektra, 1969. Very Good ... $33.99
Much more of a hard rock affair than the group's third LP – kind of a return to the heavy guitars of Da Capo after the baroque beauty of Forever Changes – but a stone winner nonetheless! Arthur Lee's genius is still firmly in place, and although there's a back to basics rock feel on the record, it's still touched by the madness that haunted earlier records – and crackles with a drugged-up intensity that would still make it a hell of an album, even if it was the only one the band ever recorded! Titles include "Robert Montgomery", "I'm With You", "Your Friend & Mine – Neil's Song", "August", "Always See Your Face", "Talking In My Sleep", "Nothing", and "Dream". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label big "E" pressing. Cover has a cut corner.)

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LoveLove ... LP
Elektra, 1966. Very Good+ ... $69.99
Love's first album – a seminal bit of Sunset Strip rock, and every bit as powerful today as it was in the 60s! The style's a bit sharper-edged than the group's classic and more familiar Forever Changes set, but it's still pretty darn great – a completely fresh batch of guitar-heavy tunes that bristle with a sound that's a lot more sinister than some of the group's contemporaries. There's a few folksy or bluesy elements in the mix, but they're almost used in a way that parodies bigger acts of the time – turning the familiar into the freaky, all with a sense of power that's simply mindblowing. Titles include the group's excellent version of Burt Bacharach's "My Little Red Book", plus "Hey Joe", "Emotions", "A Message To Pretty", "Mushroom Clouds", "And More", and "Coloured Balls Falling". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original gold label stereo pressing. NOTE: Vinyl has a slight warp, but played through for us!)

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✨✧ Herbie MannInspiration I Feel ... LP
Atlantic, 1968. Very Good ... $1.99
Herbie Mann takes strong inspiration from the great Ray Charles here – working in a cool mode that's partly the soulful sound of Mann's other work for Atlantic Records, and partly the fuller style of Charles' 60s music for ABC! Backings are full, but very groovy – thanks to arrangements by William Fischer that keep plenty of edges on the tunes – even amidst the larger strings and orchestrations! Herbie gets plenty of space to solo out front, and the album also features female backing vocals – but used in a spare way that only really seems to further enforce the groove! Titles include "Lonely Avenue", "I Got A Woman", "Drown In My Own Tears", and "Georgia On My Mind". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label pressing. Back cover has light staining.)

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Herbie MannRight Now ... LP
Atlantic, 1962. Very Good ... $2.99
Another great groover from Herbie's Latin days! The band has a very unusual modal sound, with Herbie's flute next to vibes by Hagood Hardy, guitar by Billy Bean, and percussion by Willie Bobo & Patato Valdes. Includes a nice version of "O Barquino", plus the cuts "Cool Heat", "Free For All", "Meditation", and "Challil". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing.)

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Arif MardinGlass Onion ... LP
Atlantic, 1969. Very Good ... $11.99
A really cool solo album from Arif Mardin – the arranger who turned out so much wonderful work for soul singers in the 60s, 70s, and 80s – a legacy that includes some of the most important recordings for Aretha Franklin and Chaka Khan! Yet here, Arif's out on his own in an instrumental setting – working in this very hip, very groovy late 60s mode that ties together all the best currents happening on Atlantic Records at the time – soul music, mod jazz, and even a bit of Latin and Brazil – all wrapped up into a sparkling set of arrangements from the man himself! Titles include a number of covers, but redone by Mardin in a really great way – and tracks include the great original "Midnight Walk" – plus "Glass Onion", "Sympathy For the Devil", "Walk On By", "Listen Here", and "Ain't No Way". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Jack McDuffLive! ... LP
Prestige, 1963. Very Good- ... $8.99
A killer, and one of three live sides McDuff cut for Prestige during the 60s – a monster session of stretched-out jazzy grooves, with many fine little dancers, and a raw soulful feel throughout! The group's one of Jack's best – as Red Holloway's tenor blows and hollers over the fingerpoppin' grooves delivered by a young George Benson on his first major guitar gig – and the soulful drums of Joe Dukes scatter across the place, taking the whole band into some incredible rhythms! Titles include cookin' live versions of "Rock Candy", "Sanctified Samba", "Undecided", and "A Real Goodun'". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black & silver label pressing.)

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Jack McDuffSoul Circle ... LP
Prestige, 1968. Very Good ... $19.99
An excellent album of long jazzy grooves by Brother Jack McDuff – and one that has him really breaking past the tighter style of early years, into the long complicated modal style that graced his best later work. The material was most likely recorded earlier than the record's 1968 release date – by 2 different groups with classic McDuff bandmates, like George Benson, Harold Vick, Red Holloway, and Joe Dukes. Includes the massive "Lew's Piece", plus versions of "More" and "Opus de Funk" that are both very nice! LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Howard McGheeLife Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries ... LP
Bethlehem, 1956. Very Good- ... $24.99
Quite an unusual album for trumpeter Howard McGhee – one that has the famous bop trumpeter working in a sweet "with strings" format – ala similar 50s sessions on Verve! Frank Hunter handles the larger group here – working the strings with some nice touches that go way past just sleepy orchestrations – into a realm of playful passages that help coax some quite unfamiliar sounds from Howard's horn! The approach is quite different than some of McGhee's more seminal sides, but is also a great illustration of this under-acknowledge side of his talents – and a voice that definitely seems to echo some of his personal struggles at the time. Titles include "Sonny Boy", "The Thrill Is Gone", "The Best Things In Life Are Free", "Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries", and "My Sin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original red label pressing with DJ Sample Copy stamp.)

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Mel & TimBackfield In Motion/Do Right Baby ... 7-inch
Bamboo, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
We love these guys – and both cuts are great! "Backfield In Motion" is a huge hit for the duo – with amazingly acrobatic vocals, and a strange little hook that's a lot more enduring than you'd imagine. "Do Right" is just as great, with a jaunty little groove, and the kind of vocal pyrotechnics that always made Mel & Tim so great! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(White label pressing with red text.)

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Sergio MendesGreat Arrival ... LP
Atlantic, 1966. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $9.99
One of Sergio Mendes' most dreamy albums – quite different than both his vocal work with Brasil 66, and his smaller combo sides from Brazil! There's still a strong bossa component to the record – but the setting has Sergio's piano lines laid out over larger arrangements with a good jazz component – soloing beautifully with a grace and charm he sometimes didn't have on other projects! Arrangements are by some hip American talents – Clare Fischer, Bob Florence, and Richard Hazard – and the set's filled with bright horns, lush banks of strings, and cascading rhythms – all produced with exceptional sound, so that Sergio's piano goes gliding over the top in a manner that's similar to some of the Luis Eca albums in a similar format. Tracks include "Carnaval", "Boranda", "Nana", and "Bonita". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green Broadway label pressing. Cover has some gloss wrinkles on front.)

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