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Roy BrownPayday Jump – Later Sessions – The King & Deluxe Acetate Series ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 40s/Early 50s. New Copy ... $15.99
Tremendous work from the great Roy Brown – pulled from his groundbreaking years at King/Deluxe Records – and featuring very pure sound taken from original acetates in the vault! Brown is one of our favorite R&B singers ever – a vocalist with the range and skill of a jazz singer, but able to get down and dirty at a level that was a huge influence on later soul – and rock and roll as well. The package is way more than a greatest hits set, or just another Roy Brown collection – as it features close examination of his recordings in the years 1949 and 1950 – including work recorded in Texas, New Orleans, and Atlanta – and a good number of songs we'd never heard before. In the early years, King recorded directly to acetate discs, not tape – so these recordings are the purest, strongest versions of Brown's music you'll ever hear – served up with power that really beats some of the lower-end collections on the market – none of which feature this intense of a track selection either. Titles include "Fanny Brown's Wedding Day", "Special Lesson #1", "Love Don't Love Nobody", "Dreaming Blues", "Sweet Peach", "New Rebecca", "Butcher Pete (parts 1 & 2)", "End Of My Journey", "I Feel That Young Man's Rhythm", "Miss Fanny Brown", "China Blues", and "Cadillac Baby". CD

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Roy BrownRoy Brown Sings 24 Hit Songs ... LP
King, Early 50s. Very Good ... $19.99
King compilation of Roy Brown's stormin' R&B material from the early days, with some great hard soulful cuts, like "Sweet Peach", "Double Crossin' Woman", "Train Time Blues", "Trouble at Midnight", and lots more great stuff that doesn't always show up on the anthologies that have been issued in the past 10 years. 24 tracks in all! LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing. Cover has a tiny bit of seam splitting but is nice overall.)

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Roy BrownButcher Pete (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
Juke Box Jam (UK), New Copy ... Early December, 2014 (delayed)
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✨✧ Roy BrownGood Rockin' Man/Everything's Alright ... 7-inch
Juke Box Jam (UK), Mid 50s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Not Roy Brown's famous hit, but a similarly-titled track that has a mighty great groove – one that vamps along with a King Records R&B style – and which has Roy's vocals hitting this unusual stretching style – grounded nicely by some backup vocals! "Everything's Alright" has an equally great sound – the kind of classic R&B that Roy virtually helped invent! 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
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Roy AyersVirgo Red ... LP
Polydor, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A great little album from Roy Ayers – a very funky record that's almost all instrumental all the way through! The sound is a bit in the vein of Roy's Live At Montreux set – but funkier overall, thanks to some very heavy rhythms on the bottom – and an approach to the tunes that's short, tight, and very much on the money! In addition to Roy's great vibes, the set also features Harry Whitaker on electric piano, Jimmy Owens and Cecil Bridgewater on trumpets, Garnett Brown on trombone, and Dennis Davis on drums and percussion – all very hip players who really help Roy find the mix of jazz and funk he was going for at the time. Dee Dee Bridgewater sings a bit of vocals on the record, joining Roy on the sublime spiritual track "Love From The Sun" – but most other tracks on the album have a more instrumental approach. The record includes a great remake of Leroy Hutson's track "Giving Love", sung more famously by Voices of East Harlem, and it's also got a nice funky cover of the hit "Brother Louie" – plus the tracks "The Morning After", "Des Nude Soul", "Virgo Red", "Love From The Sun", and "I Am Your Mind". LP, Vinyl record album

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Maurice BrownCycle Of Love ... CD
Brown, 2010. Used ... $9.99
Excellent jazz from trumpet player Maurice Brown – a native of the Chi southside suburb of Harvey, IL – who plays with some of leaders of the contemporary jazz scene when he's not cutting stellar work of his own! Brown's working in a sharp, but roomy quintet setting here, taking cues from the classic bop and more, feeling fresh all the way. The way the Brown's trumpet and Derek Douget's tenor sax work together and within the arrangements reminds us a bit of the work of Roy Hargrove (who Brown has played with) and other players include Chris Rob on piano, Joe Blaxx on drums and Solomon Dorsey on bass. titles include "Fly By Night", "Good Vibrations","Misunderstood", "Time Tick Tock", "Merry Go Round", "Lovely", "The Cycle Of Love", "The Connection", "Daydreams" and "Reflections". CD

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Roy EldridgeRockin Chair ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $7.99
A nice little session that features Roy with an expanded group – a core combo that features Oscar Peterson on organ and piano, Buddy Tate on tenor, Ray Brown on bass, and Barney Kessel on guitar, plus a larger set of string backings by George Williams. Tracks are short, with mostly solos by Eldridge – and titles include "Roy's Riff", "Sweet Lorraine", "Yard Dog", "Little Jazz", "Rockin Chair", "Easter Parade", and "Jumbo The Elephant". LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s Japanese pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Duke Ellington & Johnny HodgesSide By Side ... LP
Verve, 1959. Very Good+ ... $19.99
A great little session that builds on the strength of Johnny Hodges' small group 50s sessions for Verve – and which lets Duke Ellington in on some of the action! The format is nicely stripped-down throughout – featuring Hodges in sextet and septet formation with players that include Ben Webster, Roy Eldridge, Les Spann, Lawrence Brown, and Jo Jones. And while Duke's actually only on piano on 3 tracks on the album (Billy Strayhorn handles keys on the other 6), the session's still a great example of small combo Ellingtonia at its best! Titles include "Ruint", "Stompy Jones", "Big Shoe", "Going Up", "Just A Memory", and "You Need to Rock". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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Lionel HamptonHamp's Big Four ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Although Lionel Hampton's always best remembered for his storming swing days in the early 40s, we love him on records like this one – an easy open-ended straight jazz session from the 50s, with lots of room for soloing in a much more jazz-oriented vein than you'll hear on Hamp's early records. The group's a small all-star combo that features Roy Brown, Buddy Rich, and Oscar Peterson next to Hamp's vibes – and the set list includes long takes of "Midnight Sun", "That Old Black Magic", and "Blues For Norman". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing – including obi. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Lionel Hampton, Illinois Jacquet, Roy EldridgeJam Session #5 ... LP
Clef, Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Classic Jam Session work from Norman Granz – one of the best, a record that shows some really great work by Lionel Hampton – grooving it up nicely in the relaxed mode of the session, and working with a group that features Illinois Jacquet, Flip Phillips, Johnny Hodges, Roy Eldridge, Oscar Peterson, Buddy Rich and Ray Brown – on two long tracks, "Rose Room" and "Jamming For Clef". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM Verve pressing from the 60s. Cover has light wear, and a small bit of seam splitting.)

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✨✧ Coleman HawkinsEssential Coleman Hawkins ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Very Good Gatefold ... $2.99
A great collection of sides from one of the true giants of the tenor saxophone. This collection finds Hawk in a variety of settings, with support from Roy Eldridge, Hank Jones, George Duvivier, Walter Perkins, Ray Brown and others, though our favorite number is the stunning solo piece "Picasso". Also includes a great reading of his signature tune "Body & Soul", plus "There's A Small Hotel", "Sunday", "Hanid", "The Walker", "How Long Has This Been Going On" and "In A Mellow Tone". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear & a 3" split on the bottom seam.)

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John Lee Hooker, Albert King, & OthersKing Strings – King/Federal/DeLuxe Guitar Grooves 1949 to 1962 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
King/Sundazed, 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $19.99 21.98
Guitar-heavy genius from one of the most important labels of the postwar years – the legendary King Records, home to James Brown and a heck of a lot of other great musicians too! This package focuses on the contributions that King made towards revolutionizing the sound of the electric guitar in the 50s – and chooses an ultra-hip batch of tracks that range from blues to R&B, and really come across with a hell of a lot of fire all these many years later! A few cuts have vocals, the rest are all instrumentals – and the tracks either feature a key guitarist as a leader, or groups that have a crucial electric player in the lineup. Titles include "San Ho Zay" by Freddie King, "Let's Rock" by Johnny Otis with Johnny Guitar Watson, "Dyna Flow" by Albert King, "Steam Roller" by Mickey Baker, "Louisiana Hop" by Pete Guitar Lewis, "After Hours" by Jimmy Nolen, "Stomp Boogie" by Texas Slim, "Space Guitar" by Young John Watson, "Floyd's Guitar Blues" by Bill Doggett, "Gainesville" by Roy Gaines, and "The Big Push" by Cal Green. LP, Vinyl record album
(Great heavy vinyl – with bonus insert too!)

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Jazz At The PhilharmonicIn Tokyo – Live At The Nichigenki Theatre 1953 (3LP Verve set) ... LP
Verve (Japan), 1953. Near Mint- 3LP Box Set ... $19.99
A rare performance in Japan by the Jazz At The Philharmonic! The double-length set is overflowing with goodness, all recorded in the open-ended, warm-hearted style that Norman Granz brought to these classic performances! The album starts with an extended set by the JATP All-Stars – a group that features Roy Eldridge and Charlie Shavers on trumpets, Willie Smith and Benny Carter on alto, Bill Harris on trombone, and Ben Webster and Flip Philips on tenors – with rhythm from the combo of Oscar Peterson on piano, Herb Ellis on guitar, Ray Brown on bass, and JC Heard on drums. JATP titles include a "Ballad Medley" and "Cotton Tail". The set then features six more tracks by the Oscar Peterson Trio – including "Swingin Till The Girls Come Home" and "Blues" – and another four by the Gene Krupa Trio – including "Don't Be That Way", and "Cocktails For Two". The set then ends with a long set by Ella Fitzgerald with a quartet – on titles that include "Smooth Sailin", "How High The Moon", "Body & Soul", "Lady Be Good", and "My Funny Valentine" – plus a reading of "Perdido" with the whole JATP group. LP, Vinyl record album
(Obi is included, but torn. Box top has split bottom corners, otherwise in nice shape.)

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Howard McGheeWest Coast 1945 to 1947 ... CD
Uptown, Mid 40s. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
Wonderful work from one of the most important early bop trumpeters – the mighty Howard McGhee, heard here in a set of rare material that includes obscure studio sessions and some surprisingly great live performances too! McGhee was one of the first and the best to turn the trumpet towards bop – a player at a level that matched the young Clifford Brown or Fats Navarro at their best – especially in these formative early years, when Howard had a sense of tone and timing that was completely sublime! Most tracks are short and very tight – and even the ballads have this crispness that really illustrates the fresh contributions that McGhee was making to music at the time. The set features four tracks from a 1945 Philo Records session, four more from a 1946 Melodisc session, and eleven more tracks from radio broadcasts – all surprisingly well recorded. Players include Teddy Edwards on tenor (on most of the tracks here), Sonny Criss on alto, George Crawford or Vernon Biddle on piano, Bob Kesterson on bass, and the great Roy Porter on drums. Titles include "Night In Tunisia", "Howard's Blues", "Killin Jive", "The Man I Love", "Dark Eyes", "Mop Mop", "Lifestream", "Night Mist", "Blues A La King", "Ornithology", and "Intersection". CD

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David NewmanNewmanism ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $13.99
Sweet electric grooving from David Newman – a great little album cut with Roy Ayers on vibes and Pat Rebillot on electric piano – both of whom bring a very different feel to the set than Newman's work of the 60s! The style is warm and tight, but never too smooth – as there's these sharp edges and a slightly sinister undercurrent that you don't really find in some of David's other records of the period. Rhythm is by Ron Carter on bass and Andrew Smith or Roy Brooks on drums – plus added percussion from Armen Halburian, who kicks in a slight Latin essence on some numbers – which adds to the hipness of the grooves. Titles include nice versions of Roy Ayers' tracks "Foxy Brown" and "Sweet Tears", plus the cuts "Brandy", "Song For The New Man", "Baby Rae", and "Let Me Know". CD

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✨✧ Jack WilsonSomething Personal (with bonus track) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... $16.99
A real treasure through and through – one of the most unusual Blue Note albums you'll ever hear, and a set that's one of the best-remembered from the team of pianist Jack Wilson and vibist Roy Ayers! Long before Roy struck out on his own in the world of funky soul, he worked often in the 60s with Wilson – and the pair have this unique way of blending vibes and piano that's completely fresh, and still unmatched all these many years later! Wilson's natural lyrical style blends with Roy's modal approach to a groove – and the pair soar out in space with these long-flowing lines that make the whole album a treasure. There's no horn players at all – as with Wilson's other small combo Blue Note date – and rhythm is from Varney Barlow on drums, and either Roy Brown or Buster Williams on bass. Titles include a wonderful version of "Sernata", an unusual take on Ornette Coleman's "The Sphinx", and the wonderful Wilson originals "CFD", "Most Unsoulful Woman", and "Harbor Freeway 5pm". CD features the bonus track "One & Four (Mr Day)". CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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Lem Winchester & The Ramsey Lewis TrioPerform A Tribute To Clifford Brown ... LP
Argo, 1958. Very Good- ... $3.99
The great underrated vibist Lem Winchester plays a tribute to the late Clifford Brown, along with the classic Ramsey Lewis trio, which included Eldee Young and Redd Holt. Despite the lack of an actual trumpet on the date (although the cover has a crazy image of the group standing around the instrument on some rocks!), the set does manage to capture the warmth and lyricism of Brownie, and the vibes/piano lines are a mixture of bop, plus some of the mellower sounds of similar lineups – like the classic Roy Ayers/Jack Wilson LPs. Tracks include "Joy Spring", "Jordu", "Sandu", "Message From Boysie", and "Where It Is", an original by Winchester. LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Argo pressing with deep groove. Cover has split top & bottom seams, some light wear, and some staining and pen marks on the back cover.)

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✨✧ Various600% Dynamite ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), 1970s/1980s/1990s. Used ... $24.99
Blammo! Another round of Dynamite from the Soul Jazz selectors! 17 explosive reggae jams, following in the tradition set out by the first five burning compilations in this blazing series, guaranteed to please whether it's bouncing dancehall, deep roots or easy rocking Jamaican soul. We could go on, but we'll just let the tracks speak for themselves: Alozade & Hollow Point "Under Mi Sensi", Johnny Osbourne "Ready Or Not" and "Budy Bye", Cynty & The Monkeys "Lady Lady", Tenor Saw "Golden Hen", Prince Mohammed "Come Mek We Rub A Dub", Tall T & The Touchers "Touching The President", The Uniques "Queen majesty", Papa San "Give Her The Credit", Dennis Brown "Westbound train", Sister Nancy "Transport Connection", I Roy & Dennis Walks "Combination Drifter", the In Crowd "His Majesty Is Coming", Sandra Reid "Oooh Boy", Yabby You"'Conquering Lion", Xterminator "Love Line Version" and Earth & Stone "In Time To Come". CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousBeginners Guide To New Orleans (3CD set) ... CD
Nascente (UK), 1950s/1960s/1970s. New Copy 3CD ... $12.99
Three CDs' worth of material from the New Orleans scene – a really comprehensive package that starts out in the classic years, then moves nicely up to some later funk and soul moments! CD 1 features Trad & Blues – older jazz and some bluesier tunes, with work by Louis Armstrong, Champion Jack Dupree, Zutty Singleton, Jelly Roll Morton, Bad Smitty, and Professor Longhair. CD 2 features Rhythm & Blues Meets Rock N Roll – seminal cuts from that late 50s/early 60s mode when the sound of New Orleans was really spilling out to influence the rest of the US – cuts that include "There's Something On Your Mind" by Bobby Marchan, "Ruler Of My Heart" by Irma Thomas, "Saturday Night Fish Fry" by The Blue Dots, "Storm Warning (long)" by Mac Rebennack, "Walkin With Frankie" by Frankie Lee Sims, "Looped" by Joe Dyson, "You Can Fly High" by Earl King, and "Hip Shakin Baby" by Roy Brown. CD 3 features Funk & New Brass – mostly New Orleans funk from the 60s and 70s, mixed with some of the hipper reworks of brass band sounds in recent years! Titles include "Good Old Funky Music" by The Meters, "Funk Soul (part 1)" by David Batiste & The Gladiators, "Sneakin Sally Through The Alley" by Lee Dorsey, "The Ear Is On Strike" by Dr John, "What A Mess We're In" by Tommy Ridgely, "Down Home Girl" by Alvin Robinson, "Alyo" by Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, "Waterfall" by Quintron, and "E Flat Blues" by Hot 8 Brass Band. 59 tracks in all – a huge variety of music! CD

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VariousBert Berns Story Vol 3 – Hang On Sloopy ... CD
Ace (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... $14.99
The legendary Bert Berns – a hell of a songwriter, record producer, and all-around driving force on the New York scene of the 60s – a creative talent who's left us a huge legacy of great music in both soul and rock! This fantastic third volume covers the full scope of Bert's talents – and somehow manages to dig even deeper than the first two – as it reaches for more obscure, unusual sides that featured participation by Berns – including some gems we'd never heard before! And yes, Bert had his hands in plenty of hits, but lots of these numbers are the more unusual, more interesting cuts he'd craft in the studio – sometimes when extra time was left in the production schedule, or he was trying out new ideas with familiar groups. Titles include "Let The Water Run Down" by Ben E King, "There They Go" by The Exciters, "Chick A Boom" by Van Morrison, "My Block" by Clyde McPhatter, "Stop What You're Doin" by Roy C, "Mo Jo Hanna" by Betty Harris, "One Girl" by Garnet Mimms, "Aretha" by The Drifters, "You Better Come Home" by The Isley Brothers, "I've Got Nothing To Say But Goodbye" by Tammy Montgomery, "You'll Never Leave Her" by Lulu, "Hang On Sloopy" by Arsenio, "Cry Some Tears" by Hoagy Lands, and "Beautiful Brown Eyes" by Solomon Burke. CD

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VariousCan You Dig It? – The Music & Politics Of Black Action Films 1968 to 1975 ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2CD ... $24.99
Possibly the best-ever collection of blacksploitation grooves we've ever seen – a really comprehensive package that not only manages to cover the classics, but which also digs deep enough to come up with lots of fresh bits too! The set really sets a new level for the Soul Jazz label – and is carried off with enough authority towards Black Action films as the label's legendary efforts towards a host of less mainstream genres – truly an achievement for the label's crew, not to mention a heavier bonus for our funky listening pleasure! There's way more here than just a slapped-together batch of tunes from the early 70s – as the set's very carefully put together to showcase a wide range of sounds, along with notes that really get at the social and political power of both the music and the films. 2CD package features a massive color booklet inside the slipcase – and features 34 tracks that include "Shaft In Africa" by Johnny Pate, "Down & Out In New York City" by James Brown, "Wilford's Gone" by The Blackbyrds, "Run Fay Run" by Isaac Hayes, "Theme From Black Belt Jones" by Dennis Coffey, "Willie Chase" by JJ Johnson, "T Plays It Cool" by Marvin Gaye, "Charley" by Don Costa, "Brother's Gonna Work It Out" by Willie Hutch, "Blacula" by Gene Page, "Theme From Cleopatra Jones" by Joe Simon, "Pursuit Of The Pimpmobile" by Isaac Hayes, "Sweetback's Theme" by Earth Wind & Fire, "Aragon" by Roy Ayers, "Strung Out" by Gordon Staples, "Easin In" by Edwin Starr, "The Bus" by Solomon Burke & Gene Page, "Make A Resolution" by The Impressions, "Ed & Digger" by Cotton Comes To Harlem, "Las Vegas Strut" by Jack Ashford, "Lay It On Your Head" by Don Julian, and "Zombie March" by Nat Dove & The Devils. CD

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VariousCharlie Gillett's Radio Picks – Honky Tonk Vol 2 ... CD
Ace (UK), 1950s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $14.99
R&B, soul, roots rock, country, and more – all served up in a heady space that was the unique sound of Charlie Gillett's famous Honky Tonk radio show in the 70s! Charlie did a heck of a lot for breaking down musical barriers at the time – and was a hugely influential DJ whose work in London also helped shape an American understanding of musical roots as well – as Gillett could effortlessly bring together sounds from many different sides of the spectrum, finding stylistic elements that really unified the music! The range of work here is spun over decades, varied scenes, and many styles – but the whole thing sounds great together, and is supported by really rich notes on Gillett's show and his lasting musical legacy. Titles include "Walk On By" by Leroy Van Dyke, "Tulsa Telephone Book" by Tom T Hall, "Saturday Night" by Roy Brown, "Nitty Gritty" by Sir Douglas Quintet, "Red Hot" by Billy The Kid Emerson, "Foolish You" by Kate & Anna McGarrigle, "Sweet Dreams" by Roy Buchanan, "Love My Baby" by Little Junior's Blue Flames, "The Swan" by Jona Lewie, "Such A Night" by Dr John, "Ruler Of My Heart" by Irma Thomas, "Stealing In The Name Of The Lord" by Paul Kelly, "The Promised Land" by Johnnie Allan, "Lover Please" by Dennis Turner, and "Think" by The 5 Royales. CD

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VariousR&B Singles Collection Vol 2 – Outta Sight Red Hot Rhythm & Blues ... CD
Outta Sight (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $16.99
Blazing R&B, slightly more simmering soul, and some rollicking wildcard tunes that split the difference – all on this fantastic second volume in the R&B Singles series from Outta Sight! It's a great collection, culled mostly from the fertile early 60s period when the sound was still strongly rooted in mid-to-late 50s rhythm & blues, yet beginning to lay the groundwork for gritty southern soul and tighter Northern Soul sounds to come. A nice mix of legendary names and lesser known stars alike, with 30 great tracks in all: "Feelin' Kind A Lonesome" by Willie J Charles with Lionel Hampton, the eternally amazing "Cry To Me" by Solomon Burke", "Earthquake" by Roy Hamilton, "Come On Baby" by Marie Knight, "The Snake" by Oscar Brown Jr, "How Many More Times" by HB Barnum, "Shake It Up And Go" by John Lee Hooker, "A Three Dollar Bill" by Beverly Ann Gibson, "I See Your Face" by Joe Simon, "Betty Mae" by Rodger Green and more. CD

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✨✧ VariousSlow Grind Fever Vol 4 – Even More Adventures In The Sleazy World Of Popcorn Noir ... LP
Stag O Lee (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $20.99
Plenty to grind to here – a moody mix of R&B, early soul, and other gritty styles from the late 50s and early 60s – served up in a set that may well be the best so far in this excellent series! In a world where some of the contemporary R&B collectors aim for cuts that are supposed to shake certain parts of the female anatomy, these guys look more for deep tracks that groove very slowly – with a kind of blue lights in the basement vibe! Titles include "Roundabout" by The Jaguars, "Eyes" by Yvonne Baker & The Sensations, "Crawfish" by The Stone Crushers, "Bad" by Cozy Cole, "Now Baby Don't Do It" by El Pauling & The Royalton, "So Many Ways" by Varetta Dillard, "Slow Down Little Eva" by Roy Brown, "Bacon Fat" by Big Daddy & His Boys, "One Day" by Bobby Peterson Quintet, "If I Knew" by Yvonne Fair, and "Well I Tried" by Jay Hawkins. LP, Vinyl record album
 
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James BrownThink ... LP
King, 1960. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
One of James Brown's earliest full albums for King Records – and a set that kicks off with his monstrous reworkin of the tune "Think" – originally recorded by the Five Royales, but recast here by James as the blueprint for all the funky goodness in years to come! That track really sets the scene for the record – and James follows up with some other harder, sharp-edged tunes – offset by a few more deep-burning mellower soul tracks. Other titles include "You've Got The Power", "If You Want Me", "So Long", "Baby, You're Right", "I'll Go Crazy", "Good Good Lovin", and "I Know It's True". Reissued with the great original cover, too! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ella Fitzgerald with Ray BrownRoyal Roost Sessions ... CD
Cool N' Blue (Switzerland), 1948. Used ... $12.99
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(Out of print.)

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King CurtisDoing The Dixie Twist ... LP
Tru Sound/Prestige, Early 60s. Very Good- ... $0.99
Quite a groovy early album from King Curtis – one that's got a strange little gimmick, but one that works wonderfully! The "dixie twist" theme means that King's taking older standards associated with the south, and playing them in a fast-crackling, highly rhythmic style that has plenty of "twist" elements! The groove is surprisingly great – really playful, and filled with great work on tenor, trombone, and guitar – all nicely grooving in a style that will really make you forget the origins of the tunes. Titles include "Sweet Georgia Brown", "A Shanty In Old Shantytown", "Royal Garden Blues", "Basin Street Blues", and "Up A Lazy River". LP, Vinyl record album
(Tru-sound pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear, some peeling of the gloss finish, a small split on the top seam, and some rippling and light stains on the back. Labels have some pencil.)

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Doris TroyDoris Troy Sings Just One Look & Other Memorable Songs ... CD
Atlantic (UK), 1963. New Copy ... $9.99
A landmark early moment from Doris Troy – a set that has her shining not just as a key 60s soul singer for Atlantic Records – but also as a heck of a great songwriter too! She's got a really fresh approach here – one that's right up front for the time – with a mix of raw vocals and classy production, in a style that's partly New York uptown – but which also has the kind of strongly individual vibe you'd get from singers like Maxine Brown or Barbara Lewis too! Arrangements on the record are by Gregory Carroll, who also wrote the bulk of the material with Doris – including tracks like "Lazy Days", "Bossa Nova Blues", "Whatcha Gonna Do About It", "Time", and "Just One Look". Other tracks include "Stormy Weather", "School For Fools", and "Somewhere Along The Way". CD

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Joe TurnerBig Joe Rides Again ... CD
Atlantic, Late 50s. Used ... $4.99
Joe Turner rides again – but in a style that's a bit more like his Kansas City roots than some of the R&B he was cutting for Atlantic Records in the 50s! There's a nice jazz vibe to the record – thanks to sharp arrangements from Ernie Wilkins, who's really coming into his own here – and knows how to serve up just the right blend of modern jazz and swinging soul to make the tunes work! The ensemble is filled with jazz heavyweights too – including Seldon Powell, Coleman Hawkins, Pete Brown, and Jerome Richardson on reeds – plus Ernie Royal on trumpet. But Joe's vocals definitely take center stage – infused with all the heavy power he'd assumed during this seminal comeback decade – still bluesy, but with a lot more punch than before. Titles include "Switchin In The Kitchen", "I Get The Blues When It Rains", "Nobody In Mind", "Don't You Make Me High", and "Here Comes Your Iceman". CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousGodfather's R&B – James Brown's Productions 1962 to 1967 ... CD
Smash/BGP (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... $14.99
A host of wonderful work produced by James Brown – most of it by a range of different singers, and one by The Godfather himself! The collection brings together some of the earliest James Brown productions – mid 60s tracks recorded for King and Smash Records, most of which aren't nearly as well known as later JB productions for the People and Polydor labels! As with that later work, all the grooves here are right in the same territory that James was hitting himself – upbeat, funky, and stone out of sight soul – all with plenty of rough edges, and backings from the same tight core of musicians that were helping out Brown on his recordings. The package is a real treasure – and is a great complement to the James Brown Singles collections from the Hip-O Select label – proof that even in these early days, James was clearly the hardest working man in show business – given all his time in the studio with other artists! 22 tracks in all – including "I Found Out" and "I'll Keep Pressing On" by Bobby Byrd, "That's When I Cry" and "If You Don't Think" by Anna King, "I Don't Care" and "Unexplainable" by Dizzy Jones, "Got No Excuse" and "If You Don't Work You Can't Eat" by James Crawford, "Do You Really Want To Rescue Me (part 1)" by Elsie Mae, "Lookie Lookie Lookie" by The Jewells, "Wide Awake In A Dream" and "Nobody Cares" by Vicki Anderson, "Devil's Den" by The Poets, "It Hurts To Be In Love" by Yvonne Fair, "That's The Spirit" by Rev Willingham, "Faith" by The Five Royales, "I Cried" by Tammy Montgomery, "Soul Food (parts 1 & 2)" by Al Brisco Clark, and "New Breed (The Boo Ga Loo) (part 1)" by James Brown. CD
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✨✧ VariousGodfather's R&B – James Brown's Productions 1962 to 1967 ... CD
Smash/BGP (UK), 1960s. Used ... $9.99
A host of wonderful work produced by James Brown – most of it by a range of different singers, and one by The Godfather himself! The collection brings together some of the earliest James Brown productions – mid 60s tracks recorded for King and Smash Records, most of which aren't nearly as well known as later JB productions for the People and Polydor labels! As with that later work, all the grooves here are right in the same territory that James was hitting himself – upbeat, funky, and stone out of sight soul – all with plenty of rough edges, and backings from the same tight core of musicians that were helping out Brown on his recordings. The package is a real treasure – and is a great complement to the James Brown Singles collections from the Hip-O Select label – proof that even in these early days, James was clearly the hardest working man in show business – given all his time in the studio with other artists! 22 tracks in all – including "I Found Out" and "I'll Keep Pressing On" by Bobby Byrd, "That's When I Cry" and "If You Don't Think" by Anna King, "I Don't Care" and "Unexplainable" by Dizzy Jones, "Got No Excuse" and "If You Don't Work You Can't Eat" by James Crawford, "Do You Really Want To Rescue Me (part 1)" by Elsie Mae, "Lookie Lookie Lookie" by The Jewells, "Wide Awake In A Dream" and "Nobody Cares" by Vicki Anderson, "Devil's Den" by The Poets, "It Hurts To Be In Love" by Yvonne Fair, "That's The Spirit" by Rev Willingham, "Faith" by The Five Royales, "I Cried" by Tammy Montgomery, "Soul Food (parts 1 & 2)" by Al Brisco Clark, and "New Breed (The Boo Ga Loo) (part 1)" by James Brown. CD
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VariousKeb Darge Presents Funk For The 21st Century ... CD
Do Right (Canada), 2002. Used ... $7.99
Think funk music has to be old to be good? Think again – as Keb Darge takes you on a tour of some of the best funk you'll ever find on one CD, and it's all by current groups! Nobody knows more about old funk than Keb – as his work as a DJ, collector, and compiler have been keeping the music alive for years. But Keb's also open minded enough to realize that there's a heck of a lot of new groups that have been inspired by the classic grooves of the late 60s and early 70s – and who share his love for totally authentic funky tracks that are perfect in every way, top to bottom with dirty, heavy, messed-up funk! The set brings together 14 recent tracks from the deep funk underground – killer cuts that were issued as rare 7" singles, plus a few previously unissued numbers, all with the sock-hard finish of classic work by James Brown or The Meters – and with the added bonus that these are groups that you could actually get up, go out, and see in a club! Tracks include the previously unissued tracks "Wait Up" by Speedometer and "The Badger" by Connie Price & The Keystones – plus "Texas Rumble" by The Imaginary Visions, "Forty First Street Breakdown" by Naomi Davis, "One Note Brown" by The New Mastersounds, "Got To Be The Way It Is" by Sharon Jones, "Who's The King" by Joseph Henry, "The Matador" by The Mighty Imperials, "GT" by The New Mastersounds, "Funky So & So" by The Sugarman Three, and "Blow Your Top (part 1)" by The Soul Destroyers. CD

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VariousPopcorn Girls ... CD
Croydon Municipal (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... $13.99
An excellent collection of female groovers from the early 60s – one that mixes together rare soul, pop, and vocal numbers from a variety of obscure singles – definitely not the kind of stuff that was hitting the charts at the time! Most numbers have a "popcorn" kind of groove – a slow-stepping, very soulful approach to rhythm – one that still carries an echo of R&B from the generation before, even though the overall production is fuller, tighter, and really right on the money! Another winner for the great Croydon Municipal label – with tracks that include "I Don't Know" by Lorne Lesley, "Are You The Boy" by Tuesday Weld, "Now I Lay Me Down To Weep" by Simone Dina, "I Feel The Pain" by Linda Queen, "Up Up Up" by Peggy King, "Walk On The Wild Side" by Marilyn Brown, "Not Much" by Rosemary, and "The Roll" by Evie Sands. CD

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James BrownThink ... CD
King/Universal (Japan), 1960. New Copy ... Around May 13, 2015
One of James Brown's earliest full albums for King Records – and a set that kicks off with his monstrous reworkin of the tune "Think" – originally recorded by the Five Royales, but recast here by James as the blueprint for all the funky goodness in years to come! That track really sets the scene for the record – and James follows up with some other harder, sharp-edged tunes – offset by a few more deep-burning mellower soul tracks. Other titles include "You've Got The Power", "If You Want Me", "So Long", "Baby, You're Right", "I'll Go Crazy", "Good Good Lovin", and "I Know It's True". Reissued with the great original cover, too! CD
Also available Think ... LP 9.99

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VariousR&B Hipshakers Vol 3 – Just A Little Bit Of The Jumpin' Bean (2015 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Vampi Soul (Spain), Early 60s. New Copy 2LP ... Around April 18, 2015
Rare soul from the legendary King Records – hand-picked by Mr Fine Wine, with a special ear for sharp-edged R&B grooves! Most of the work here is from the same early soul stretch as James Brown's initial work for King – and recorded with an equally raw sound overall – heavy rhythms, powerful instrumentation, and amazing vocals that really stretch out with a bold sound for the new generation! A few of the cuts here are by familiar names, and others are lesser-knowns from the rich King catalog – all wrapped together in a big batch of tracks that's filled with the kind of rare gems that Fine Wine's know for – both as a collector and a DJ. Titles include "Old Faithful & True Love" by Earl King, "She's Mine" by Joe Tex, "Mama Needs Your Lovin Baby" by Linda Hopkins, "Cozy's Mambo" by Cozy Cole, "The Jumpin Bean" by The Mystics, "Harem Girl" by Red Prysock, "I Won't Have It" by The King Pins, "One Buffalo" by Jimmy Peterson, "Thanks Mr Postman" by Bobby King, "Solid Rock" by Eli Pauling & The Royalton, "Nothing But Good" by Hank Ballard, and "Take Your Fine Frame Home" by Billy Gayles. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousLife:Styles Bugz In The Attic ... CD
Harmless (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. Used 2CD ... Just Sold Out!
A massive massive groove party from Bugz In The Attic – one that's overflowing with sweet 70s jazz, funk, and soul! This may well be our favorite entry in the Life:Styles series so far – and it's certainly the most unified collection, thanks to a keen ear for a mellow-grooving classic track! The overall feel almost takes us back to the great sound of the legendary Capitol Rare compilations – and the territory here is very similar, with a strong focus on jazz-inflected soul tunes from the end of the 70s and early 80s – of the sort we never tire of hearing! The whole thing's a modern soul lover's delight – and the 2CD set features a whopping 20 tracks in all, including "Endless Flight" by Rodney Franklin, "Chicago" by Roy Ayers, "Think" by Carole Sylvan, "Gonna Make You Mine" by Loose Ends, "Come For The Ride" by Tom Browne, "Sweet Thing" by Convertion, "In My Dreams" by Will Downing, "Come To Me" by Jermaine Jackson, "Heavy Love Affair" by Marvin Gaye, "Good Lovin Is Good Livin" by Creative Source, "I Choose You" by Paris, "Sunshowers" by Dr Buzzard, "I Feel Like Lovin You Today" by Donald Byrd, "Sun Touch" by Herbie Hancock, and "Gamblers Life" by Johnny Hammond. CD

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✨✧ Apollo Brown & Ras KassBlasphemy ... CD
Mello Music Group, 2014. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Apollo Brown & Ras Kass team up – with guest appearances by Royce Da 5'9, Xzibit, Slaine, Sean Price, Pharoahe Monche and others. Includes "Next Caller", "How To Kill God", "Humble Pie", "Giraffe P**sy" with Royce Da 5'9, Xzibit & Bishop Lamont, ""Bon Voyage", "Francine", "Roses" feat 4 Rax, "Drink Irish" feat Slaine, Sick Jacken & Sean Price, "Deliver Us From Evil" and more. CD

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✨✧ Randy BrownWelcome To My Room ... LP
Casablanca, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A mellow soul masterpiece from Randy Brown – a crucially-overlooked talent from the late 70s, working here with a totally put-together vibe! The album's got the mature, mellow feel of some of the best work by better-known 70s contemporaries – like Leroy Hutson or Lamont Dozier – polished, but never slick – and flowing out with a sensual groove that's especially nice on the more laidback or midtempo cuts. Randy's vocals have some great deep soul echoes – much more so than other singers of this type – and mixed with the warm production from Homer Banks and Carl Hampton, they give the album a rich quality that totally grabs us – a bit like some of Teddy Pendergrass' best mellow work with The Blue Notes. Titles include "I Love You Baby", "Love Is All We Need", "Do It Baby", "Too Little In Common", and "I'd Rather Hurt Myself". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an unglued top seem, and stereo sticker.)

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✨✧ 5 RoyalesReal Thing ... LP
Dr Horse, 1950s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great collection of hard to get numbers from one of the greatest R&B vocal groups of the 50s, featuring singer Lowman Pauling, who was a huge influence on James Brown! The tracks all have a great hard-edged sound, with little of the schmaltz that can sometimes date material of this sort a bit too much. The material is very rootsy soul stuff – with 16 tracks in all, including "baby Don't DO It", "Come Over Here", "Laundromat Blues", "All Righty!", "I Want To Thank You", "What's That", "Put Something In It", "I Do", "I'm Gonna Run It Down", "Behave Yourself", "How I Wonder", "I Need Your Lovin' Baby", "Double Or Nothing", "The Real Thing", "Send Me Somebody" and "Please, Please Be Mine". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some surface wear and a small stain on front.)

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✨✧ Charles McPhersonSiku Ya Bibi (Day Of The Lady) ... LP
Mainstream, 1972. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Charles McPherson plays with a large ensemble in this tribute to Billie Holiday – in a core group with piano by Barry Harris, guitar by Earl Dunbar, bass by Sam Jones, and drums by Leroy Williams – plus larger backing by a string section. Tracks are mostly Billie Holiday standards, arranged by Ernie Wilkins with a sweet sad tone that makes the record quite different than most of McPherson's work from the time. Titles include "Don't Explain", "Miss Brown To You", "Lover Come Back to Me", "Lover Man", and "God Bless the Child". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, staining and some wrinkled paper.)

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✨✧ Troy RaineyTricky Tee Rap (Part 1 & 2) ... 12-inch
Heavenly Star, Early 80s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Cosmic party rap from the early 80s – the funky "Tricky Tee Rap" parts 1 and 2 – a benchmark Peter Brown production for Heavenly Star Records! The rap itself is prime vintage – classic style that rocks the party on both sides – and the production has some of the spaciest, echoey synth sounds around! There's a bongo beat to bring it all down to earth good and funky. Nice!!! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ VariousBest Of Jazz Funk – Classics Of Yesterday – Inspiration For Today ... CD
Mastercuts (UK), 1970s. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A luscious dip into the 7 volume history of the Jazz Funk Mastercuts series – featuring 24 of the best tracks in the set, pulled out onto a 2-CD package that has plenty of wonderful moments! If you know the series, you'll know that the focus is on funky 70s tracks with lots of fusion touches – the less dirty, more R&B-influenced side of the spectrum – work handled by producers like Larry Mizell, Wayne Henderson, and others. Tracks include "Expansions" by Lonnie Liston Smith, "Come With Me" by Tania Maria, "The New Killer Joe" by Benny Golson, "Spring High" by Ramsey Lewis, "Let The Music Play" by Charles Earland, "Brazilian Love Affair" by George Duke, "Summer Madness" by Kool & The Gang, "Could Heaven Ever Be Like This" by Idris Muhammad, "Shaker Song" by Spyro Gyra, "Brighter Tomorrow" by Tom Browne, "I Thought It Was You" by Herbie Hancock, "Sausalito" by Grover Washington Jr, "De Ja Vu" by Paulino Da Costa, "Rock Creek Park" by The Blackbyrds, "Running Away" by Roy Ayers, "Unicorn" by Dizzy Gillespie, "Love Will Bring Us Back Together" by Roy Ayers, "The Bottle" by Gil Scott Heron, and "To Prove My Love" by Ned Doheny. CD
(Out of print,edgewear to digipack.)

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✨✧ VariousFunky Side Of Goldband/Anla Records 1963 to 1971 ... LP
Tramp (Germany), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A legendary label that you may know for its deep soul and blues-drenched work of the 60s – served up here with a special focus on the imprint's funkier tracks and groovers! The Goldband studios were down in Louisiana, not far from New Orleans – but the styles here aren't just the usual Crescent City grooves, and instead also show elements from other southern scenes running from Texas, to Memphis, to Muscle Shoals! The guitar is great on some of the best numbers here – tight and skittish, and really riffing along with the rhythms in a very funky way – and the vocals mix bluesy undercurrents with James Brown funk – and pop and crackle nicely throughout. We'd never heard most of this work before, and this side of Goldband is very new to us – a great discovery – and titles include "Sidewinder" and "Too Much" by The Showboats, "The Warm Up" by Clifton White & His Royal Knights, "Getting Out OF Town" by Lee Bernard, "Double EE Agent" by Charles Greene, "Back Door Man" by Count Rockin Sidney, "Crazy Girl (parts 1 & 2)" by Freddie Love, "Forgive Me" by Dynamic Adam & His Excitements, "Feel Delicious" by Count Rockin Sidney & The Dukes, and "Soul Brothers Testify (parts 1 & 2)" by Chester Randle's Soul Senders. LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ VariousTrojan Presents Roots – 40 Roots & Culture Classics ... CD
Trojan (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Really great work from the roots years of the 70s – a time when reggae got even deeper and more righteous than a few years before – definitely breaking its initial ties with American soul music, and finding a strong voice of its own! The period coincides with some especially strong years for the Trojan Records label, too – home to some of the best roots music of the period, a good deal of which is collected in this 40 track set. The music here goes way past the obvious cliches of the Island Records scene, and moves a lot deeper underground – with a variety of expression that makes the double-length collection incredibly rich – on titles that include "War Ina Babylon" by Max Romeo, "Wolf & Leopard" by Dennis Brown, "Row Fisherman Row" by The Congos, "His Majesty Is Coming" by The In Crowd, "Last War" by Zap Pow, "Bredda Gravilicious" by Wailing Souls, "Zion Gate" by Culture, "Humanity" by Prince Lincoln & The Royal Rasses, "Curly Locks" by Junior Byles, "Fire Burning" by Bob Andy, "Sufferer's Time" by The Heptones, "Prophesy Must Fulfil" by Justin Hinds & The Dominoes, "Tenement Yard" by Jacob Miller & The Inner Circle, and "Chase The Devil" by Max Romeo. CD
 
 
 



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