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Roy BrownComplete Imperial Recordings ... CD
Imperial/Capitol, Late 50s. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print, digpack case has some light edgewear.)

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Roy BrownGood Rocking Tonight – The Best Of Roy Brown ... CD
King/Rhino, Early 50s. Used ... $4.99
Although Roy Brown had a slightly softer edge than some of his King R&B contemporaries – he could definitely rock and wail when he wanted to, as you'll hear on this CD! The folks at Rhino have done a good job of digging through Roy's work at King, pulling together 18 tracks that have a fierce Wynonnie Harris-ish sound to them – no surprise, as King often had Brown and Harris splitting "Battle Of The Blues" albums together! Tracks include "Black Diamond", "Mighty Might Man", "Rockin At Midnight", "Cadillac Baby", "Hard Luck Blues", "Bar Room Blues", "Big Town", "Gal From Kokomo", "Beautician Blues", and the original version of "Good Rockin Tonight", which is a lot rawer than you'd expect! CD
(Out of print.)

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Roy BrownMighty Mighty Man! ... CD
King/Ace (UK), Late 40s/Early 50s. Used ... $5.99
Killer R&B from the great Roy Brown – 22 tracks from his famous postwar recordings for King Records! CD

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Wynonie Harris & Roy BrownBattle Of The Blues Vol 2 ... LP
King, Mid 50s. New Copy (reissue)... $6.99 9.98
The battle here is almost no contest – given that both singers come out on top! The set's a classic in the Harris/Brown "battle" records for King – and includes a side each of amazing R&B vocal numbers by the singers – some really hard-edged stuff that's really at the top level of the genre at the time! Wynonie Harris is especially great – often as raunchy as soul and funk singers from later years – but Roy Brown is excellent too, and has a voice that really comes across with a great deal of power, with a lot more bite on his King recordings than his work for other labels. Harris numbers include "Man Have I Got Troubles", "I'll Never Give Up", "Drinking Blues", "Tremblin", and "Luscious Woman" – and Brown tracks include "Sweet Peach", "Hard Luck Blues", "Dreaming Blues", and "Wrong Woman Blues". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Roy BrownBlues Deluxe ... CD
King/Charly (UK), Early 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
24 tracks in all – all vintage R&B for King Records, filled with plenty of raunch! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Coleman Hawkins, Roy Eldridge, Pete Brown, et alColeman Hawkins All Stars At Newport ... LP
Verve, 1957. Used ... Out Of Stock
Three great horn players with plenty of space to solo freely – working together on the stage of the Newport Jazz Festival in 1957! The combo's one put together for the date, but they groove together nicely – rhythm by the trio of Ray Bryant on piano, Al McKibbon on bass, and Jo Jones on drums – and top-line solo work from Coleman Hawkins on tenor, Roy Eldridge on trumpet, and the great Pete Brown on alto! The album may well be one of Brown's last appearances on Verve, and his work from the 50s is always a treat – and he gets in an especially nice solo on a version of "Day By Day". Other tracks include "I Can't Believe You're In Love With Me", "Moonglow", "Embraceable You", and "Sweet Georgia Brown". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split spine.)
 
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Dizzy Gillespie & Roy EldridgeComplete Trumpet Kings Battle – Studio Sessions With Roy Eldridge (Trumpet Battle/Trumpet Kings) ... CD
Verve/Definitive (Spain), 1954. Used ... $9.99
Two great albums in the Verve Jam Session tradition – both featuring twin-trumpet leadership from Dizzy Gillespie and Roy Eldridge! Diz and Roy come together in a nice blend of two traditions – blowing in a relaxed mode that's less of the "battle" you might expect from the title – and more of a friendly exchange of solos, recorded in the open and laidback style of Verve at the time. The group features Oscar Peterson on piano, Herb Ellis on guitar, Ray Brown on bass, and Louis Bellson on drums – and Dizzy himself even vocalizes a bit on the set! Tracks are mostly longish, with plenty of solo space, and the 10 titles include "Sometimes I'm Happy", "Algo Bueno", "The Heat's On", "The Ballad Medley", "Trumpet Blues", and "Blue Moon". CD
(Out of print.)

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Helen MerrillBrownie – Homage To Clifford Brown ... CD
Verve, 1994. Used ... $9.99
A later tribute to Clifford Brown from Helen Merrill – the vocalist who worked famously with the late trumpeter in the 50s! The feel here is quite different than the Merrill/Brown pairings for Emarcy, but equally dark throughout – handled in a way that often has Merrill's vocals offset by trumpet work from players who include Lew Soloff, Roy Hargrove, Tom Harrell, and Wallace Roney – each of whom add a slightly different flavor to the set, but are also clearly drawing strong inspiration from Brown. Torrie Zito handled arrangements, with that easygoing, mature quality that you'd expect – and rhythm is from the trio of Kenny Barron on piano, Rufus Reid on bass, and Victor Lewis on drums. Tracks include "Daahoud", "Born To Be Blue", "Your Eyes", "Brownie", "Don't Explain", "Largo", "I Remember Clifford", "Memories Of You", and "Joy Spring". CD
(Out of print. CD case has a cutout hole.)

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Lem Winchester & The Ramsey Lewis TrioPerform A Tribute To Clifford Brown ... LP
Argo, 1958. Very Good ... $4.99
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
(Stereo Cadet pressing with deep groove. Cover has two drillholes through the center, with some pen and tape spots on back. Labels have drillholes.)

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✨✧ Paul Gayten/Annie Laurie/Dave Bartholomew/Roy BrowRegal Records In New Orleans (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Specialty, Late 40s/Early 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Excellent work from the New Orleans scene of the postwar years – a wealth of early singles from the great Paul Gayten, a New Orleans talent who had a hard R&B groove that was like the best King Records work of the time! CD features 17 tracks by Gayten – then 5 more with frequent partner, vocalist Annie Laurie – then two demo tracks by Dave Bartholomew, and two more unissued early Roy Brown tracks too! CD

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✨✧ Oscar Peterson, Roy Eldridge, Sonny Stitt & OthersOscar Peterson Trio At Newport ... CD
Verve, 1957. Used ... Out Of Stock
The Oscar Peterson trio of the 50s – both by itself, and augmented by some great horn work too – all recorded live at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1957! Side one of the album features the group alone – Oscar on piano, Herb Ellis on guitar, and Ray Brown on bass – all in that perfectly fluid drumless groove the group handled so greatly at the time – leaping and soaring, always with a rhythmic pulse that was all their own. Side two features the group expanded to a sextet – drummer Jo Jones added in for rhythm, plus Roy Eldridge on trumpet and Sonny Stitt on both alto and tenor sax. These tracks have a slightly looser feel – more in some of the Verve studio jam modes, with some nice room for solos from the horn players! Titles include "Will You Still be Mine", "Joy Spring", "Gal In Calico", "52nd Street Theme", "Monitor Blues", "Willow Weep For Me", "Autumn In New York", and "Roy's Son". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Roy AyersRoy Ayers Ubiquity ... LP
Polydor, 1971. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the greatest Roy Ayers albums of all time – and one of the rarest! The record is right in the same vein as Roy's groundbreaking He's Coming LP – a righteous mix of soul jazz, subtle funk, and some of the cosmic wisdom that Roy was spreading among the jazz funk underground – all wrapped up beautifully, but never in a way that's like commercial soul of the time. There's a few instrumental tracks on the album, plus some vocal ones that show that off-beat male/female style that Roy would use more famously in later tracks like "Everybody Loves The Sunshine" or his work with Ramp. Players include Harry Whitaker on electric piano, Edwin Birdsong on organ, Alphonse Mouzon on drums, Jumma Santos on congas – and titles include a version of Nat Adderley's "Hummin", done as "Hummin In The Sun", and very much in the Ramp vein. Also features instrumental cuts "The Fuzz", which has Roy's vibes toned way up, and the cool mellow "The Painted Desert", a really offbeat slow jazz number. The group also does a great job with Edwin Birdsong's "Pretty Brown Skin", picking up the song as a really anthemic groover that gives the record a nice kick! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing! Cover has heavy wear on the spine, light surface wear, and a peeled spot from sticker removal on back.)

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Baba Brooks & OthersGay Feet – Every Night (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Doctor Bird (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $12.99
Raw grooves from the Jamaican scene of the pre-reggae years – served up here in a blend of early ska, jump up soul, and other jazzy styles of the time – all handled by Sonia Pottinger, who was the first female producer on the Kingston scene! There's a nice mix of modes going on here, and the album's a great contrast to some of the more famous Jamaican records of the time – as it really shows the criss-crossing of Caribbean influences that was still filtering into the scene, even while things were coming together with a decidedly local groove. Trumpeter Baba Brooks is one of the standouts here – and works with his group on the tracks "Mosquito Jump Up", "First Session", "Bugle Boy", "Faberge", and "Ki Salavoca" – alongside other tracks that include "Hold Your Head In Front" by Joe White & Chuck, "By The Sea" by The Saints, "Heartaches" by The Techniques, and "What Must I Say" by Claudell Clarke. CD features 12 more bonus tracks – including "The Jerk" by Granville Williams & Baba Brooks, "Cocktails For Two" by Sammy Ismay, "Lollipop Tonight" by Ken Boothe & Roy Shirley, "Contact" by Roy Richards & Baba Brooks, "Lavender Blue" by Baba Brooks, and "Brown Eyes" by The Saints. CD

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Carlos GarnettCosmos Nucleus ... CD
Muse/Soul Brother (UK), 1976. New Copy ... $15.99
Carlos Garnett really finds his own sound here – and steps into a wonderful blend of funky riffs, spiritual styles, and more – all in one of the most ambitious albums he cut during the 70s! There's a really expansive blend of acoustic and electric instrumentation going on here – played by a large ensemble, but one that's got a nicely focused feel – a groove that really pushes the sound of Garnett's other records with its wide instrumentation, yet which still has all the punch and power of before! Carlos brings in a few slight Caribbean touches – elements he'd experimented with a bit before – and the lineup includes Kenny Kirkland on Fender Rhodes, Roy Campbell and Abdul Malik on trumpets, Al Brown and Charles Dougherty on also sax, Zane Massey and Akum Ra Amen Ra on tenor, Andrew Washington and Cliff Anderson on trombone, Otis McCleary on guitar, Cecil McBee on bass, and Neil Clark and Gene Ballard on percussion. Cheryl P Alexander Sings soulfully at one great spot – the stunning "Mystery Of Ages", which almost feels like a Oneness Of Juju cut – and other titles include "Cosmos Nucleus", "Wise Old Men", "Kafira" and "Bed-Stuy Blues". CD

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✨✧ Nuyorican Soul (Masters At Work)Nuyorican Soul ... CD
Giant Step/Talkin' Loud, 1997. Used ... $2.99
A massive record – and an instant legend the day it was released! Masters At Work host the beautiful meeting of a host legendary artists – Roy Ayers, George Benson, Eddie Palmieri, Tito Puente, Jocelyn Brown, Vince Montana, and others – all united in a magical session that brings Latin firmly back to the dancefloor with the power and majesty of the best 70s recordings! The whole thing's amazing – a fantastic mix of Latin, funk, jazz, and house that's inspired a whole new generation of musicians – and which has still yet to be duplicated years later! Includes the massive remake of "I Am the Blackgold of the Sun", plus "Runaway", "Sweet Tears", and the great cover of Bob James' "Nautilus". CD
(Out of print. Includes original slipcase.)

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✨✧ Johnny Otis & OthersJohnny Otis Show Live At Monterey ... LP
Epic, 1970. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $12.99
Johnny's very much in his "revival" mode here – dipping back to his earlier R&B roots, and working with a host of famous older blues singers. The set's got vocals by Roy Milton, Roy Brown, Esther Phillips, Mighty Mouth Evans, Ivory Joe Hunter, Eddie Cleanhead Vinson, Margie Evans, and Big Joe Turner – and even though Shuggie Otis is on the album, the whole thing's a pretty bluesy affair overall. Titles include "Shuggie's Boogie", "Plastic Man", "Margie's Boogie", "Baby You Don't Know", "Little Esther's Blues", "RM Blues", "Goin Back To LA", "Willie & The Hand Jive", and "Since I Met You Baby". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original yellow label pressing - in great shape!)

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Shuggie Otis & OthersIn Session – Great Rhythm & Blues ... CD
Goldenlane/Blues Spectrum, 1970s. Used ... $5.99
A pretty great overview of work that Shuggie Otis recorded while working in the studios at the Blues Spectrum label during the 70s – mostly backing up other singers in a series of sessions recorded by his dad Johnny Otis. The Blues Spectrum label was notable in that it featured work by a number of lost greats who'd been important in R&B in the 40s and 50s on the west coast, but who'd not made it into the recording studios in a number of years. Otis Sr got them back, recording for his Blues Spectrum label – and often gave their music a hipper, more 70s-styled sound – an effort that was clearly helped by the presence of Shuggie! The package for this one is great – with a good set of notes on the label and sessions, and images of the covers of the old albums too. Titles include "Driftin Blues" and "Big Legged Woman" by Charles Brown, "Shake Rattle & Roll" and "TV Mama" by Big Joe Turner, "Willie & The Hand Jive" and "Country Girl" by Johnny Otis, "Trackin Machine" and "Doin It" by Richard Berry, "Choo Choo Boogie" and "I Got The Walkin Blues" by Louis Jordan, "Chicken Shack Boogie" by Amos Milburn, "I'm The Midnight Creeper" and "Sugar" by Eddie Cleanhead Vinson, and "I Got A Big Fat Mama" and "Information Blues" by Roy Milton. CD
(Out of print, small mark through digipack barcode.)

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William ParkerEssence Of Ellington – Live In Milano ... CD
Aum Fidelity, 2012. Used 2 CDs ... $13.99
The essence of Duke Ellington – but in the hands of William Parker, it's a very different thing than you might expect! The group here is larger than usual for Parker – a great ensemble used in ways that definitely echo some of Ellington's more inventive scoring, especially his mature use of tone and color – yet both the solos and ensemble moments go way way farther than anything the Duke might have imagined – all the bold, righteous brilliance that we've come to love in Parker's own recordings – focused back on one of his greatest inspirations. The lineup is quite impressive – as musicians include Roy Campbell on trumpet, Ras Moshe on tenor and soprano, Rob Brown and Darius Jones on alto, Sabir Mateen on clarinet and tenor, Steve Swell on trombone, Dave Burrell on piano, Hamid Drake on drums, and Parker himself on bass – and titles include "Take The Coltrane", "Essence Of Sophisticated Lady/Sophisticated Lady", "Caravan", "Essence Of Ellington", "Take The A Train/Ebony Interlude", and "Portrait Of Louisiana". CD

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Sonny StittOnly The Blues ... LP
Verve, 1957. Good+ ... $29.99
Probably the most classic of Stitt's sides for Verve – and certainly the one that gets rated time and time again by jazz collectors. We think it's pretty darn great – although we always wonder why folks don't give Stitt's other sides for Verve as much of a chance, because they're all pretty darn excellent! The record's a very laidback session, with 4 long tracks that feature plenty of room for Stitt to meander along on his solos. The group includes Roy Eldridge, Oscar Peterson, Herb Ellis, Ray Brown, and Stan Levey – and titles include "The String", "BW Blues", and "Blues For Bags". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing, with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has moderate wear & clear tape over all the seams.)

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Sonny StittOnly The Blues (Verve Elite pressing – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Verve, 1957. Used ... $14.99
Probably the most classic of Stitt's sides for Verve – and certainly the one that gets rated time and time again by jazz collectors. We think it's pretty darn great – although we always wonder why folks don't give Stitt's other sides for Verve as much of a chance, because they're all pretty darn excellent! The record's a very laidback session, with 4 long tracks that feature plenty of room for Stitt to meander along on his solos. The group includes Roy Eldridge, Oscar Peterson, Herb Ellis, Ray Brown, and Stan Levey – and titles include "The String", "BW Blues", and "Blues For Bags". CD
(Out of print Verve Elite pressing – with bonus tracks. Includes original slipcase.)

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✨✧ VariousFire Down Below – Scorchers From Studio One ... CD
Studio One, Late 60s/1970s. Used ... $12.99
Music from Burning Spear, Prince Francis, Larry Marshall, Marlene Webber, 'im & Dave, Winston Jarrett, Roy Richards, Errol Brown, the Heptones, Ken Parker & more. CD
(Out of print, sticker remnant on booklet cover.)

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VariousGettin Funky – The Birth Of New Orleans R&B (4CD set) ... CD
Proper (UK), Late 40s/1950. Used 4 CDs ... $11.99
Includes tracks by Professor Longhair, Archibald, Dave Bartholomew, Smiley Lewis, Roy Brown, Fats Domino and many more. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousLet's Do The Boogaloo ... CD
BGP (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.98
A set that really gets at the full spectrum of the boogaloo groove – not just the Spanish Harlem sounds of the Latin Soul generation – but also the deeper roots of the style from across the USA! "Boogaloo" is a term that most folks use to refer to that New York uptown fusion of Latin rhythms and soulful vocals – and while the NYC styles were key to its fame, the music also burst forth from lots of points west, too – and came together in a flurry of fast rhythms, jazzy instrumentation, and hard-driving vocals that made for a completely infectious blend! This package is a fantastic testament to that mad musical moment – and is overflowing with a selection of gems that goes way past the obvious – not the Fania Records catalog that usually shows up on other boogaloo releases, but a huge batch of tracks from small labels and indie singles too. Titles include "Skate Boogaloo & Karate Too" by Lee Harris, "Block Party" by Jimmy Castor, "Boogaloo #3" by Roy Lee Johnson, "Do The Boo-Ga-Loo (part 1)" by Tom & Jerroo, "Playing It Cool" by Hector Rivera, "Ready Steady Go" by Prince & Princess, "Bar Kays Boogaloo" by The Bar-Kays, "What I Feel" by Richie & The PS 54 School Yard, "Have Some Boogaloo" by Timmy Thomas, "Bugalu" by Charlie Palmieri, "Boogaloo (part 1)" by The Bob & Earl Band, "Me & You Doing The Boogaloo" by Lou Courtney, "Boogaloo Zoo" by Shirley Butler, "Bugaloo Party" by Harold & Connie, "Boogaloo Investigator" by The Exotics, "Funky Funky Boogalo" by Jimmy Brown, and "Let's Do The Funky Boogaloo (part 1)" by Barry Jones. CD
Also available Let's Do The Boogaloo ... LP 21.99

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VariousLet's Do The Boogaloo ... LP
BGP (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2LP ... $21.99 22.99
A set that really gets at the full spectrum of the boogaloo groove – not just the Spanish Harlem sounds of the Latin Soul generation – but also the deeper roots of the style from across the USA! "Boogaloo" is a term that most folks use to refer to that New York uptown fusion of Latin rhythms and soulful vocals – and while the NYC styles were key to its fame, the music also burst forth from lots of points west, too – and came together in a flurry of fast rhythms, jazzy instrumentation, and hard-driving vocals that made for a completely infectious blend! This package is a fantastic testament to that mad musical moment – and is overflowing with a selection of gems that goes way past the obvious – not the Fania Records catalog that usually shows up on other boogaloo releases, but a huge batch of tracks from small labels and indie singles too. Titles include "Skate Boogaloo & Karate Too" by Lee Harris, "Block Party" by Jimmy Castor, "Boogaloo #3" by Roy Lee Johnson, "Do The Boo-Ga-Loo (part 1)" by Tom & Jerroo, "Playing It Cool" by Hector Rivera, "Ready Steady Go" by Prince & Princess, "Bar Kays Boogaloo" by The Bar-Kays, "What I Feel" by Richie & The PS 54 School Yard, "Have Some Boogaloo" by Timmy Thomas, "Bugalu" by Charlie Palmieri, "Boogaloo (part 1)" by The Bob & Earl Band, "Me & You Doing The Boogaloo" by Lou Courtney, "Boogaloo Zoo" by Shirley Butler, "Bugaloo Party" by Harold & Connie, "Boogaloo Investigator" by The Exotics, "Funky Funky Boogalo" by Jimmy Brown, and "Let's Do The Funky Boogaloo (part 1)" by Barry Jones. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Let's Do The Boogaloo ... CD 12.99

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✨✧ VariousOriginal Blues/Risque Blues – My Big 10 Inch – Original King Recordings ... CD
King/Gusto, Late 40s/Early 50s. New Copy ... $3.99 9.98
Raw, raunchy sounds – all pulled together from a time before soul and rock even existed! Most of the work here is from the classic catalog of King Records – a killer imprint in the postwar R&B market, and a company who wasn't afraid to do what it took to make a knockout record! In the case of these tracks, the singers often hit some fairly suggestive material – often hidden in early 50s innuendo, but barely so – with a vibe that's often nastier than even the most hardcore rockabilly sounds to come! The music here has its roots in blues, but is inflected with plenty of jazz, and the presence of the singers often point the way towards soul music – especially the James Brown crowd that would later rise at the same label. Titles on this volume include "I Want My Fanny Brown" by Wynonie Harris, "My Name Ain't Annie" by Linda Hayes, "Smooth Slow & Easy" by The Drivers, "Sure Cure For The Blues" by The 4 Jacks, "Annie Had A Baby" by Hank Ballard, "That's What You're Doing To Me" by Billy Ward & The Dominoes, "My Big Ten Inch" by Bull Moose Jackson, "Shake Em Up Baby" by Roy Brown, and "Work With Me Annie" by Hank Ballard. CD

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VariousOriginal Blues/Risque Blues – My Ding A Ling ... CD
King, Late 40s/Early 50s. Used ... $4.99
Raw, raunchy sounds – all pulled together from a time before soul and rock even existed! Most of the work here is from the classic catalog of King Records – a killer imprint in the postwar R&B market, and a company who wasn't afraid to do what it took to make a knockout record! In the case of these tracks, the singers often hit some fairly suggestive material – often hidden in early 50s innuendo, but barely so – with a vibe that's often nastier than even the most hardcore rockabilly sounds to come! The music here has its roots in blues, but is inflected with plenty of jazz, and the presence of the singers often point the way towards soul music – especially the James Brown crowd that would later rise at the same label. Titles on this volume include "I Like My Baby's Pudding" by Wynonie Harris, "My Natchl Man" by Fluffy Hunter, "Mountain Oysters" by Eddie Davis, "Let Me Be Stay Away From Me" by Freddy King, "Can't Do Sixty No More" by Billy Ward & The Domonies, "My Ding A Ling" by Dave Bartholomew, "Butcher Pete" by Roy Brown, and "Sittin On It All The Time" by Wynonie Harris. CD

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VariousOriginal Blues/Risque Blues – My Ding A Ling – Original King Recordings ... CD
King/Gusto, Late 40s/Early 50s. New Copy ... $3.99 9.98
Raw, raunchy sounds – all pulled together from a time before soul and rock even existed! Most of the work here is from the classic catalog of King Records – a killer imprint in the postwar R&B market, and a company who wasn't afraid to do what it took to make a knockout record! In the case of these tracks, the singers often hit some fairly suggestive material – often hidden in early 50s innuendo, but barely so – with a vibe that's often nastier than even the most hardcore rockabilly sounds to come! The music here has its roots in blues, but is inflected with plenty of jazz, and the presence of the singers often point the way towards soul music – especially the James Brown crowd that would later rise at the same label. Titles on this volume include "I Like My Baby's Pudding" by Wynonie Harris, "My Natchl Man" by Fluffy Hunter, "Mountain Oysters" by Eddie Davis, "Let Me Be Stay Away From Me" by Freddy King, "Can't Do Sixty No More" by Billy Ward & The Domonies, "My Ding A Ling" by Dave Bartholomew, "Butcher Pete" by Roy Brown, and "Sittin On It All The Time" by Wynonie Harris. CD

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VariousWalking To New Orleans – A History Of The Crescent City Piano Pioneers (4CD set) ... CD
Proper (UK), 1920s/1930s/1940s/1950s/Early 60s. Used 4 CDs ... $16.99
Music from Jelly Roll Morton, Little Brother Montgomery, Champion Jack Dupree, Dink Johnson, Roy Brown, Smiley Lewis, Art Neville, Fats Domino, Professor Longhair, Alton Purnell, Ernie K Doe & more. CD

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VariousWants List 4 – The Return Of The Soulful Rare Grooves ... CD
Soul Brother (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $14.99
A fantastic collection of mellow 70s soul – one that's even better than you might guess from the cover or title! The tracks here are all pretty rare – hence the "wants list" title – but even more than that, they're a spectacular example of the best sort of sophisticated, mature soul music that took roots in the 70s – tracks that are well put-together, but never in a slick or commercial way – and which have an approach to the groove that's nicely laidback, and quite far from both chart soul or dancefloor material. If you know the 70s work by Roy Ayers or Leroy Hutson, you'll find lots of material here in very similar territory – and titles include "These Memories" by Almeta Latimore, "Now That I Have You" by Tommy McGee, "It's So Real" by McArthur, "Trust In Me" by Natural High, "We Go Back A Ways" by The Impressions, "Black Cream" by Harold Wheeler, "Lightin Up" by Ty Karim, "You Got Your Hold On Me" by Mary Clark, "Don't Shut Me Out" by Bobby Wilson, "Deal With That (strings version)" by Dee Edwards, "If I Can't Have Your Love" by Jocelyn Brown, "A Love Of Your Own" by The Ebonys, "Let's Get Down To Business" by Pat Lundy, "I Don't Want To Leave You" by Debbie Taylor, "Give Him Up" by The Manhattans, and "I Want Sunday Back Again" by Maxine Weldon. CD
Also available Wants List 4 – The Return Of The Soulful Rare Grooves ... LP 16.99

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VariousWants List 4 – The Return Of The Soulful Rare Grooves ... LP
Soul Brother (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP ... $16.99
A fantastic collection of mellow 70s soul – one that's even better than you might guess from the cover or title! The tracks here are all pretty rare – hence the "wants list" title – but even more than that, they're a spectacular example of the best sort of sophisticated, mature soul music that took roots in the 70s – tracks that are well put-together, but never in a slick or commercial way – and which have an approach to the groove that's nicely laidback, and quite far from both chart soul or dancefloor material. If you know the 70s work by Roy Ayers or Leroy Hutson, you'll find lots of material here in very similar territory – and titles include "These Memories" by Almeta Latimore, "Now That I Have You" by Tommy McGee, "It's So Real" by McArthur, "Trust In Me" by Natural High, "We Go Back A Ways" by The Impressions, "Black Cream" by Harold Wheeler, "Lightin Up" by Ty Karim, "You Got Your Hold On Me" by Mary Clark, "Don't Shut Me Out" by Bobby Wilson, "Deal With That (strings version)" by Dee Edwards, "If I Can't Have Your Love" by Jocelyn Brown, "A Love Of Your Own" by The Ebonys, "Let's Get Down To Business" by Pat Lundy, "I Don't Want To Leave You" by Debbie Taylor, "Give Him Up" by The Manhattans, and "I Want Sunday Back Again" by Maxine Weldon. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Wants List 4 – The Return Of The Soulful Rare Grooves ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ Ella Fitzgerald & Jazz At The PhilharmonicJazz At The Philharmonic – The Ella Fitzgerald Set ... LP
Verve, 1949/1954. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Ella Fitzgerald at the height of her powers – heard here on a set of Jazz At The Philharmonic recordings that feature the singer really stretching out in a small group setting! The tracks are all live, and not only feature Fitzgerald charming the crowd with her presence, but also effortlessly hitting the kind of perfect phrasing and timing she always does so well in the studio – maybe even more striking here, given the occasional unbridled energy of the audience. Players include Hank Jones on piano, Herb Ellis on guitar, Ray Brown on bass, and Buddy Rich or JC Heard on drums – and the recordings also feature some contributions from Roy Eldridge on trumpet, Charlie Parker on alto, and Lester Young and Flip Phillips on tenor. Tracks come from 1949, 1953, and 1954 JATP performances – and titles include "Lullaby Of Birdland", "Hernando's Hideaway", "Later", "Perdido", "Somebody Loves Me", "Robbin's Nest", "A New Shade Of Blues", "Old Mother Hubbard", "Flying Home", "Oh Lady Be Good", "How High The Moon", "Why Don't You Do Right", and "Bill". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing.)

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✨✧ Ben Webster & Coleman HawkinsTenor Giants ... LP
Verve, 1957/1959. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A late 70s pressing of some classic Verve sides from the 50s, featuring two masters of the tenor, blowing side by side in a couple of small group settings: one with rhythm backing by Oscar Peterson, Herb Ellis, Ray Brown, and Alvin Stoller and the other with Jimmy Jones, Les Spann, Ray Brown and Jo Jones, plus Roy Eldridge and Budd Johnson in the frontline. The best tracks have lots of room – plenty of space so that the tenors aren't butting heads with each other in too close of quarters, with space to express themselves freely. Titles include "Blues For Yolande", "La Rosita", "Shine On Harvest Moon", "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To", "It Never Entered My Mind", "De-Dar", "Time After Time", "Young Bean" and "In A Mellowtone". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousWhere The Palm Trees Shake At Night – Blues Music From The Florida Folklife Collection ... CD
Florida Folklife Program, Late 70s/1980s/1990s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Music from Roy Book Binder, Ida Goodson, Moses Williams, Johnny Brown, Etta Baker, Emmett Murray, Johnny Shines, Alex McBride, Richard Williams & more. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Derrick Harriott & OthersDerrick Harriott – Reggae, Funk, & Soul 1969 To 1975 ... LP
Dub Store (Japan), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
The title certainly gets it right – as Derrick Harriott serves up a wonderful mix of sounds that owes plenty to American funk and soul of the early 70s – some cool Kingston covers of famous US tunes, and some other originals that are equally groovy overall! The set's one of the best that we've ever heard from the Dub Store label – and almost has a Soul Jazz level of track selection – really wonderful work that either features Derrick in the lead, or working with some hip contemporaries, in a groove that's totally great – neither straight reggae, but also quite far from more familiar funk and soul too. Titles include "Black Moses" by The Preacher, "Tougher Than Tough" by I Roy, "Brown Baby" by Derrick Harriott, "Hell Below" by Crystal Generation, "Going Back Home" by The Chosen Few, "Psychedelic Train" by Derrick Harriott, "Slippery" by Karl Bryan & The Crystalites, "Home Sweet Home" by Bongo Herman & Les, "Rescue The Children" by Junior Murvin, "Phoenix" by Noel Brown, "People Make The World Go Round" by The Chosen Few, and "Message From A Black Man" by Derrick Harriott. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Wanda JacksonThere's A Party Goin' On ... LP
Capitol, 1959. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the fantastic early Capitol albums from the young Wanda Jackson – music cut when she was much more of a rockabilly artist than a country singer – with a raw vibe that maybe set a whole new standard for female work in postwar pop music! Jackson's as bold here as any of her male contemporaries – but is also able to match raspy charmp with some sweeter elements – balancing things out beautifully, as she storms with her own tunes, and also transforms others. A young Roy Clark is in the group on some sweet electric guitar – and titles include "There's A Party Goin On", "It Doesn't Matter Anymore", "Lonely Week-Ends", "Kansas City", "Fallin", "Hard Headed Woman", "Tongue Tied", "Sparkling Brown Eyes", and "Man We Had A Party". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousDe Manhattan A Saint-Germain Des Pres 1952 to 1962 – Le Jazz Americain A Paris (3CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 3CD ... Out Of Stock
American jazz in Paris – a familiar theme in the postwar years, and one that's presented here in a wealth of overseas recordings that include both musicians from the US and France! The 3CD set is overflowing with the kind of tracks that made the left bank in Paris one of the strongest places for jazz on the other side of the Atlantic – and most of the material here was originally recorded by French labels like Swing, Vogue, Blue Star, or Ducretet Thompson – to take advantage of the appearance of American musicians on the scene. Some tracks here feature French bandleaders showcasing American soloists, but most are recorded under the name of the US musicians themselves – and as with all the Fremeaux packages, there's some great notes and other helpful information with the music. Titles include "Blue Note" by Jay Cameron's International Sax Band, "A Mountain Sunset" by Roy Haynes, "Takin Care Of Business" by Lucky Thompson, "Daniel's Blues" by The Kentonians, "Mac Zootoo" and "Venez Donc Chez Moi" by Henri Renaud, "Toot's Suite" by Zoot Sims, "Record Shop Suey" by Lee Konitz, "Serenade To Sonny" by Art Farmer, "Baby" by Clifford Brown & Gigi Cryce, "Burt's Pad" by Oscar Pettiford, "Escale A Victoria" by Frank Foster, "Thomasia" by Rene Thomas, "Just 40 Bars" by The Herdsmen, "Lazy Things" by Al Cohn & Henri Renaud, "Don't Blame Me" by Sonny Criss, and "Keeping Up With Joney" by Gigi Gryce. CD

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✨✧ VariousReggae Anthology – The Channel One Story (3LP set) ... LP
VP, 1970s. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
The name Channel One is well known to even the most neophyte aficionados of Jamaican music. One of the cornerstone studios on the Kingston scene, the birthplace of so many classic numbers, any collection is of tracks cut there is going to be heavy. This great set collects both well known hits and some tasty lesser known selections, 36 numbers in all! "I Need A Roof" by the Mighty Diamonds, "Without Love" by Leroy Smart, "CB 200" by Dillinger, "Fade Away" by Junior Byles, "Up Park Camp" by John Holt, "Far East" by Barry Brown, "Things & Time" by the Wailing Souls, "Road Block" by Sammy Dread, "Truly (DJ mix)" by Rankin Trevor, "Dances Are Changes" by Barrington Levy, "Ballistic Affair" by Leroy Smart, "Satisfaction" by John Holt, "Natty Burial" by the Lone Ranger, "Natty Have Credentials" by Don Carlos, "Hard To Confess" by the Tamlins, "MPLA" & "Burial" by Revolutionaries, "I Know Myself" by Ernest Wilson, "Welding" by I Roy, "Smoke Ganja Hard" by Little John, "Babylon" by Sugar Minott, "Worries In The Dance" by Frankie Paul and "Queen Majesty" by Jay & Trevor Rankin. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Michal UrbaniakEcstasy ... CD
Marlin/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the most soul-based albums in Michal Urbaniak's catalog – a session originally done with TK records during the height of their dancefloor years, fitted up with some really great clubby grooves! The sound here is a mix of fusion and soul – done in a way that still gives Urbaniak plenty of room to solo on violin, sax, and keys – but which also sets up a warmer groove overall and really lets the vocals come center stage. Urszula Dudziak sings on about half the tracks – and other vocals are by Kenyatta and Calvin Brown – and the jazzy inflections of the tune really set this apart from lots of the other Miami disco on Marlin, giving the record a much deeper feel overall, and a quality that's held up very nicely through the years! Dark edges mix with warmer moments nicely, almost in a Roy Ayers way – and titles include "A Day In The Park", "Just A Funky Feeling", "Body Rub", "Ecstasy", "Creation", and "Want's Ta Make You Feel Good". CD

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✨✧ Eddie Cleanhead VinsonBald Headed Blues – His Complete King Recordings 1949 to 1952 ... CD
King/Ace (UK), Late 40s/Early 50s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
If you've never fully exposed yourself to the genius of Eddie Cleanhead Vinson, prepare to get your mind blown – because he's a hell of a singer, a hell of an alto saxophonist, and a massive R&B talent in these early sides for King Records! Eddie's work here easily rivals contemporary King Records greatness from Roy Brown and Wynonie Harris – but maybe tops them even more, given his strong work on his own horn – blown with the lusty fullness of a tenor, and balanced with Vinson's fantastic vocals – which, at their fullest, often feel like they're blowing a fuse in a similar style to his saxophone! This is the best collection we've ever seen of these tracks – presented with great notes, beautiful sound, and even a few unissued tracks – in a total of 26 titles that include "Ashes On My Pillow", "Eddie's Bounce", "No Good Woman Blues", "Somebody Done Stole My Cherry Red", "Wineola", "My Big Brass Bed Is Gone", "Queen Bee Blues", "Jump & Grunt", "Home Boy", "Time After Time", and "The People On My Party Line". CD
 
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5 RoyalesFive Royales ... CD
King, Late 50s. New Copy ... $3.99 9.99
A stone killer from the legendary 5 Royales – one of the greatest groups to ever record for King Records in the 50s, and a key force in helping move things forward from doo wop to soul! The balance between Lowman Pauling's lead and the harmonies is amazing – a big inspiration on the young James Brown & The Famous Flames – and many cuts have this hard guitar used in a very rhythmic way, which creates a groove that few other groups could touch! The tracks all have a great hard-edged sound, with little of the schmaltz that can sometimes date these albums a bit too much – just lots of raw group vocals that definitely pave the way for 60s soul, but also have a stronger 50s R&B current in the background! The material is very rootsy soul stuff – and titles include "One Mistake", "Mine Forevermore", "Wonder Where Your Love Has Gone", "I Know It's Hard But It's Fair", and "Get Something Out Of It". CD

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Doris TroyDoris Troy Sings Just One Look & Other Memorable Songs ... LP
Atlantic, 1963. Good+ ... $19.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing. Cover has some wear with fully split top & bottom.)

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Sonny CrissSaturday Morning (with bonus track) ... CD
Xanadu, 1975. New Copy ... $9.99 15.99
A beautiful album from the wonderful reedman Sonny Criss – one of the first albums in his brief stretch of return to recording in the late 70s – and quite possibly the best! Criss has a sound that's completely amazing, right from the start – every bit as sharp toned as in his early years on Imperial, and as full of all the imagination as on his sides for Prestige – but with much deeper feeling, too – this sense of pain and life that makes even the simplest notes extremely powerful – blowing us away like few others players could do with such understated brilliance. The whole thing's perfect – maybe even more so than the Prestige recordings – and backing is by Barry Harris on piano, Leroy Vinnegar on bass, and Lenny McBrowne on drums – a really wonderful group! Titles include the amazing "Saturday Morning" – a track that will really make you fall in love with Sonny all over again – plus "Angel Eyes", "Tin Tin Deo", "Jeannie's Knees", "My Heart Stood Still", and "Until The Real Thing Comes Along". Also includes the bonus track "Confusion". CD

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Joey DeFrancescoProject Freedom (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Mack Avenue, 2017. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $23.99 34.98
Joey DeFrancesco's been giving us albums for many years now, and he never fails to deliver something that's right on the money – as is the case with this tight quartet session with his People combo! Joey's touch on the keys of the Hammond is amazing – and there are all these unusual inflections and shadings throughout – of the sort that few players can do while still keeping their groove – and as always, Joey's sense of space and timing is what really makes the album sparkle, and set him apart from so many of his contemporaries. At a spot or two, DeFrancesco also picks up the trumpet, which he blows overdubbed over his keys – and the rest of the group features warmly understated work from Troy Roberts on tenor and soprano sax, plus Dan Wilson on guitar and Jason Brown on drums – on titles that include "So Near So Far", "Peace Bridge", "A Change Is Gonna Come", "Stand Up", "Project Freedom", and "The Unifier". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousAquarius Rock – The Hip Reggae World Of Herman Chin-Loy ... CD
Pressure Sounds (UK), Mid 70s. Used ... $19.99
Excellent! You're probably familiar with the Aquarius Dub set, an early, early dub LP, featuring some great rockers from Herman Chin Loy and Augustus Pablo – this groovy set from Pressure Sounds collects many of the vocal, dee jay and instrumental tracks that those rhythms laid the base for! 2 dozen bouncing numbers from the Scorpio and Aquarius imprints, with Chin Loy's rippling offbeat approach to production and top flight chats, scats and voicing from some of Kingston's finest, including Augustus Pablo & Herman "Aquarius Rock" and "Iggy Iggy", 2 versions of Alton Ellis' "Alton's Official Daughter", The Aquarians "Funky Aquarius", Sounds Unlimited "Roadrunner" and "Middle East Skank", Archie McKay "Pick Up The Pieces", Leroy Parker "Groove With It", Beres Hammond "No More War" plus its version by Herman, Dennis Alcapone "Return Of Sabata", James Eastwood "Darkest Night", Charlie Boy "Funky Strip", The Teacher "Soul Vibration", Dennis Brown "Song My Mother Used To Sing", Herman "Aquarius Dub", "River Nile Version", "Sabata" and "I Man" and Augustus Pablo "The Red Sea", "Snowball & Pudding", "Song Of The East" and "East Of The River Nile". CD
(Out of print. Includes original slipcase.)

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VariousSound System Rockers Vol 1 – Kingston Town 1969 to 1975 ... CD
Kingston Sounds (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $9.99
Kingston Sound System classics and rarities – featuring Ken Booth, Horace Andy, Leroy Smart, Delroy Wilson, Barry Brown, Slim Smith, Johnny Clarke, Freddy McGregor, Dennis Brown, Slim Smith and more! Hand-picked numbers that fueled the dances back in the day – kept as exclusive cuts for the DJs before fueling the Jamaican scene and standing strong still. 16 tracks on the CD: "Satta Massa Gana" by Ken Boothe, Shame & Pride" by Leroy Smart, "Stick By Me" by Dennis Brown, "Ride On Girl" by Johnny Clarke, "Lead Us Jah Jah" by Barry Brown, "Everybody Needs Love" by Slim Smith and more. CD

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VariousSound System Rockers Vol 2 – Heavy Stereo Inna Kingston Town 1968 to 1975 ... CD
Kingston Sounds (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $9.99
Heavy Stereo from the heart of the Sound Systems of Kingston – and a nice second volume in the compilation series hand-picked by Kingston Sounds – featuring Horace Andy, Cornell Campbell, Leroy Smart, Delroy Wilson, Jackie Edwards, Barry Brown, John Holt, Claridonians and more! The heavy sound is in full effect here – a great little set of top shelf late 60s & 70s numbers. 15 tracks on the Vol 2 CD: "Talk About Zion" by Horace Andy, "Rain From The Skies" by Delroy Wilson, "My Number One" by John Holt, "I'm Not For Sale" by Ken Boothe, "My Confession" by Cornell Campbell, "How Long" by Pat Kelly, "In The Mood For Love" by Jackie Edwards and more. CD

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✨✧ Charles McPhersonSiku Ya Bibi (Day Of The Lady) ... CD
Mainstream/Solid (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the most distinct early dates from reedman Charles McPherson – a unique "with strings" session recorded as a tribute to Billie Holiday – and with a style that shows off sides of McPherson's playing that wouldn't show up on other records for years to come! The album's got a beautifully understated quality – hip, adult arrangements by Ernie Wilkins – neither in his Basie-esque style of the early years, nor in any sort of slavish relationship to the Billie Holiday recordings of the 40s and the 50s either – which makes for a mode that just lets Charles flow with this wonderfully soulful tone on his alto – almost in a way that points towards some of Stanley Turrentine's music to come in such a setting. The core group features piano by Barry Harris, guitar by Earl Dunbar, bass by Sam Jones, and drums by Leroy Williams – plus larger backing by a string section – and titles include "Don't Explain", "Miss Brown To You", "Lover Come Back to Me", "Lover Man", and "God Bless the Child" – but all shaped beautifully and personally by McPherson! CD

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✨✧ Various500 Atlantic R&B & Soul Singles Vol 1 – 1964/1965 ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), Mid 60s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Think you know the sound of Atlantic Records in the 60s? Think again – because this stunning series opens the vault to a huge amount of rare treasures from the legendary label! The package is amazing – and offers up rare tracks that were mostly only issued by Atlantic on singles – including some on the other imprints associated with the company – some by names we never even knew recorded for the label, others by bigger names, but represented here by obscure material that goes way past their hits – and which is ultra cool because of that. There's also a fair bit more deep soul than you might expect from the usual Atlantic mix – tremendous vocals, and often in less hit-heavy modes – which makes the whole thing a great revelation – and just one more reason to bow down and give even more expect to one of the key companies who helped soul music find a home in the 60s. Plus – as if that's not enough – the whole thing comes in a very cool 7" gatefold package – which emphasizes the from-singles nature of the collection. First volume features 50 great tracks that include "Baby Girl (part 1)" by Titus Turner, "Please Don't Leave Me" by The Drapels, "That's The Way That It Goes" by Bobby Marchan, "Mary Lou You Can Do The Bumble Bee" by Deanie Parker, "Gotta Find A Way" by Theresa Lindsay, "One More Chance" by Doris Troy, "Daddy Woo Woo" by The Vibrations, "Slumber Party" by The Van Dells, "Someday We're Gonna Love Again" by Barbara Lewis, "Reconsider Baby" by Al King, "Shake Up" by The Cobras, "Uh Oh I'm In Love Again" by Eddie Jefferson, "That's When It Hurts" by Ben E King, "Don't Make Something Out Of Nothing" by William Bell, "You Never Know How Much I Love You" by Oscar Mack, "Closer To My Baby" by Dorothy Williams, "The Last Girl" by The Isley Brothers, "Don't Leave Me" by The Crume Brothers, "Bashful Guitar" by Johnny Jenkins, "Take The Boy Out Of The Country" by Linda Jones, "I'm Gonna Run Away From You" by Tami Lynn, "Wild One" by The Coasters, "Yes I Do" by Solomon Burke, "Something In My Eye" by Music City Soul Brothers, "Young Man" by The Drapels, "Watchdog" by Dorothy Williams, "Romance In The Dark" by Jimmy Ricks, "Please Be Honest With Me" by Barbara & The Browns, "I'm Taking Back My Love" by Linda Jones, "Young & Foolish" by Wendy Rene, "My Girl Sloopy" by The Vibrations, "I Want To Get Married" by Rufus Thomas, "I Left There Running Because Walking Was Much Too Slow" by Chuck Bradford, and "Big Party" by Barbara & The Browns. 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 some wear & some tape over seam splits.)

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Slim GaillardSlim's Jam – Slim Gaillard 1945-1946 ... LP
Alamac, Mid 40s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
This album is a collection of Gaillard's work from the mid-1940s that apparently doesn't turn up in too many other places. Gaillard plays with an all-star bunch of musicians including Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Bam Brown, Howard McGhee, Zutty Singleton, Lucky Thompson, Jack McVea, Dodo Marmarosa., Marshall Royal, and Wini Beatty. There are a total of 12 tracks and they include "Dizzy Boogie", "Slim's Jam", "Riff City", "Chicken Rhythm", "Mean Pretty Mama", "Early Mornin Boogie", and "Popity Pop". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Johnny Guitar WatsonJohnny Guitar Watson (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
King/Modern Harmonic, 1963. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.99
Killer work from one of the all-time greats – even if it only represents a small slice of his music! Unlike James Brown, Little Willie John, or the 5 Royales – Johnny Guitar Watson only spent a brief bit of his career at King Records – but his work for that legendary imprint was more than enough to make him one of the leading lights of R&B music in the second half of the 50s! The King approach is perfect for all the brashness that Watson had in his youth – not just on those massively sinister vocals and famous guitar – but also that sense of self and nice dash of wit that always set him apart from the rest! Titles include "Highway 60", "Gangster Of Love", "Broke & Lonely", "Those Lonely Lonely Feelings", "Posin", and "That's The Chance You've Got To Take". LP, Vinyl record album
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VariousAt The Louisiana Hayride Tonight (20CD & hardcover book) ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 40s/1950s. New Copy 20CD ... $246.99 299.99
An amazing document of one of the most important radio shows of the postwar years – the legendary Louisiana Hayride, a weekly live performance broadcast that was maybe only second to the Grand Ole Opry! Yet unlike the Opry, the Hayride also had a wider range of talent – as has been made famous by Elvis Presley's role on the program in his early years – just a tiny sliver of all the amazing music that you'll hear within! The box is huge – and features over 24 hours of music from the late 40s through the end of the 50s – 531 live tracks in all, plus more studio recordings too – all packaged with a massive hardcover book, over 200 pages, filled with images from the program and notes on all the music. The list of artists is the stuff of legend – both in country music and postwar pop – as the set features performances by Elvis, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Johnny Horton, Doug Kershaw, Roger Miller, George Jones, The Browns, Faron Young, Jimmie Davis, The Louvin Brothers, Ernest Tubb, Roy Acuff, Jim Reeves, Eddy Arnold, June Carter, Loretta Lynn, Hank Snow, Marty Robbins, Tex Ritter, and countless others. Maybe one of the most amazing sets that Bear Family has ever given us – and well worth the hefty price tag! CD
(Over 24 hours of live recordings and a 224 page hardcover book!)

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VariousBobby Digital Anthology Vol 1 – Extra Wicked ... LP
VP, Early 90s. New Copy 2LP ... $23.99 29.98
A much-needed look at the mighty talents of one of the key forces of the dancehall explosion at the end of the 80s – producer Bobby Digital, whose work in the studio helped Jamaican music find a whole new audience in the decade to come! Bobby's ear for rhythms and basslines is fantastic – and his bold, stripped-down approach to production really helped reggae capture some of the best elements introduced by the hip hop generation – particularly the very strong bottom end that helped the music find a much more relevant sound in the 90s, which in turn led to a huge new audience around the globe! Yet these tracks aren't the mainstream dancehall of the time – as many numbers here were the sorts of indie singles that circulated underground before the music broke bigger on major labels. This first CD features loads of great early Bobby Digital production – 24 titles that include "Dem Bow" by Shabba Ranks, "How Them Flex" by Cocoa Tea & Prezident Brown, "Inaculator" by Daddy Lizard, "Play Play Girl" by Johnny Osbourne, "Sitting In The Back Seat" by Glen Ricks, "Original Full Up" by Leroy Sibbles & Beenie Man, "Sweet Jamaica" by Tony Rebel, "Tek Him" by Mad Cobra, and "Solid As A Rock" by Sizzla. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Bobby Digital Anthology Vol 1 – Extra Wicked (2CD/DVD) ... CD 22.99

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✨✧ VariousBoogie Woogie Rarities – 1927 to 1932 ... LP
Milestone, Late 20s/Early 30s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Includes selections from Meade Lux Lewis, Charlie Spand, Wesley Wallace, Will Ezell, Henry Brown, Cow Cow Davenport, Charles Avery, Jabo Williams, Blind Leroy Garnett, and Cripple Clarence Lofton. LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing in a gold cover, with a sticker spot.)

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VariousCarnival Of Songs ... LP
King, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
What a carnival this is – a wonderful collection of early soul and late R&B tunes from King! Tracks include "Limbo Jimbo" by James Brown, "Come On Sugar" by Little Willie John, "No Says My Heart" by The Dominoes, "Closed Door" by Freddie King, "Within My Heart" by Five Royales, "I'm Free" by Bill Doggett, "Long Gone (part 2)" by Sonny Thompson, and "Are You Forgetting" by Hank Ballard. Cover has great photos of the artists on the back, too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has yellowed tape on the seams and spine.)

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VariousOn The Road Again – An Anthology Of Chicago Blues 1947 to 1954 ... LP
Muskadine, Late 40s/Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
An unusual small label collection of rare postwar blues from Chicago – with work by Floyd Smith, Othum Brown, Baby Face Leroy, Little Walter, Delta Joe, Snooky & Moody, JB Hutto & His Hawks, Johnny Shines, and John Brim! LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousSouthern Funkin' – Louisiana Funk & Soul 1967 to 1979 ... LP
BGP (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP ... $19.99 24.99
Heavy heavy funk from the Louisiana scene of the late 60s and 1970s – and a great collection that really gets past the dominance of the New Orleans sound! The set moves way past the Crescent City to uncover a wealth of great bits recorded in smaller studios located in Shreveport, Lake Charles, and a variety of tiny scenes in the southwest side of Louisiana – and the result is a great batch of tunes with a really gritty, down-n-dirty sound! There's a wealth of great funky styles in the set – including James Brown-inspired jammers, southern soul burners, and some other great modes that show that Louisiana's got a heck of a lot more to offer than just New Orleans funk. Titles include work from the Anla, Murco, Soul International, Goldband, and Tic Toc labels – a total of 22 cuts that include "Soul Time" by Ernest Thomas, "Soul Feeling (parts 1 & 2)" by Eddy G Giles, "Soul Brothers Testify (part 1)" by Chester Randles Soul Senders, "Soul Power" by Abraham & The Casanovas, "Put It On" by Count Rockin Sidney with The Dukes, "Fix It" by Clifton White & His Royal Knights, "Miss Hard To Get" by Dennis Landry, "No Sad Times" by Johnny Truit, "Black Water Gold" by African Music Machine, and "I Got A Groove" by JJ Callier. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Paul MotianConception Vessel ... LP
ECM, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Paul Motian didn't always record that much as a leader, but the dates under his own name are always compelling ones – and quite a change from his more famous work with Bill Evans! This set is a sparkling showcase of original tunes by Motian – played by a shifting array of players that includes Charlie Haden on bass, Sam Brown on guitar, Keith Jarrett on piano and flute, and Leroy Jenkins on violin – all with a much freer, more out sound than you might expect to hear on ECM in later years. The set's one of the standouts from the time when the label was nodding more in the free jazz directions of some of their European contemporaries – and Motion proves to be a surprisingly great choice for the session. Titles include "Georgian Bay", "Ch'I Energy", "Rebica", "Conception Vessel", and "American Indian Song Of Sitting Bull". LP, Vinyl record album
(German pressing. Cover has light wear on back.)

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✨✧ Bobby ThurstonYou Got What It Takes ... CD
Prelude/Unidisc (Canada), 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pretty darn soulful album of disco tracks from Bobby Thurston – produced with help from Willie Lester, Rodney Brown, and Al Johnson, who also sings in the backup vocal group. The album's got two killer mellow soul cuts – the stretched out slinky groover "I Want Your Body", which has a super-dope 70s groove that would make Leroy Hutson proud, and a great remake of "Sittin In The Park", which Bobby had recorded earlier, but not as well as he does here. Other tracks include "Check Out The Groove", "You Got What It Takes", and "I Wanna Do It With You". CD features lots of bonus remix, radio, and instrumental versions of "You Got What It Takes" and "Check Out The Groove". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Joe TurnerBig Joe Rides Again (Jazzlore) ... LP
Atlantic, Late 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing.)

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✨✧ VariousBlaxploitation – The Sequel ... CD
GTV (UK), Early 70s/1996. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
What a deal – 2 CDs, 22 tracks, and just about all of them are classic 70's funky hits! Titles include "Superstition" by Quincy Jones, "Celestial Blues" by Gary Bartz, "Liberation Conversation" by Marlena Shaw, "Chameleon" by Herbie Hancock, "Low Rider" by War, "24 Carat Black Theme" by 24 Carat Black, "Let's Clean Up The Ghetto" by the Philadelphia All Stars, "The Boss" by James Brown, and more by Maceo, Curtis Mayfield, Bill Withers, Grover Washington, Isaac Hayes, Leroy Hutson, and others! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousGrooving At Studio One ... CD
Heartbeat, 1960s/1970s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Music from Ken Boothe, Dennis Brown, Tennessee Brown, Owen Grey, Delroy Wilson, Freddie McGregor, the Heptones, the Silvertones, Devon Russell, Dobby Dobson & more. CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ VariousThis Is Trojan Dub – Thundering Vibrations & Chilled Beats ... CD
Trojan, 1970s. New Copy 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A dub collection, done the Trojan way – not throwaway tracks from unused studio sessions, or dusty dub plates – but the kind of cuts that made Trojan such a great label back in the day – and a continuing influence on later styles from punk, to indie rock, to dubstep! The bottom drops out right from the start – with these brilliantly bassy bits that are sure to set your speakers a-rattling – and the vocals still have a strong role in many of these numbers, even if they're nicely abstracted by the dub version production. The massive package features 40 tracks on 2CDs – and titles include "The Gun Court Dub" by The Revolutionaries, "Sipple Dub" by The Upsetters, "Won't You Come Home Dub" by Witty's All Stars, "Scientist In Fine Style" by The Roots Radics, "Dub In Dreamland" by Marcia Griffiths & Errol Brown, "Zinc Fence" by The Observers, "Good Woman Version" by Lorna Bennett & The Revolutionaries, "The Gorgon Speaks Version" by King Tubby & The Aggrovators, "Concrete Rock" by Ansel Collins & Riley's All Stars, "Tracking Dub" by Tommy McCook & The Supersonics, and "Dark Destroyer Dub" by Prince Jammy & Jackie Mittoo. CD

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✨✧ VariousTakin Care Of Business – Soul, R&B And Garage From The Vaults Of Rampart, Faro, Gordo & Linda Labels 1963 to 1971 (10 x 7" singles) (2018 ... 7-inch
Vampi Soul (Spain), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 10 x 7 inch ... Out Of Stock
A great collection of rare soul and funk from LA in the 60s – served up here from a variety of small labels that really represent the deeper currents of the city's overlooked scene! Eastern cities, from Chicago to New York, have been plumbed heavily for underground soul material from the time – but LA often gets overlooked, apart from a few key labels – especially the sort of material featured in this collection! The unusual criss-crossing of cultures always made LA a bit different than points east – especially the city's love of a certain type of group soul, which features very heavily in this collection. Titles include "Come Swim With Me" by Little Ray, "Beaver Shot" by The Atlantics, "Huggie's Bunnies" by The Blendells, "Brown Baby" by Willie G & The Six Pak, "Brown & Beautiful" by Two Tons Of Love, "Big Daddy" by The Pageants, "Tracy" by Barry White & The Atlantics, "It Hurts Me" by The Majestics, "I'm In Love With Your Daughter" by Thee Enchantments, "Love's The Thing" by The Romancers, "Get On This Plane" by The Premiers, and "Get Out Of My Life Woman" by Thee Royal Checkmates. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ VariousFunky Side Of Goldband/Anla Records 1963 to 1971 ... CD
Tramp (Germany), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... 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. CD
 
 
 



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