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Roy BrownHard Luck Blues ... LP
King, Late 40s/Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Fantastic R&B work from the great Roy Brown – one of the most hard-hitting vocalists in the early years of King Records! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Roy Brown & Aires BucanreosAires Bucanreos ... LP
Lara Yari, 1979. Very Good ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Wynonie Harris & Roy BrownBattle Of The Blues Vol 2 ... CD
King, Mid 50s. Used ... $3.99
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". CD
Also available Battle Of The Blues Vol 2 ... LP 6.99

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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
Also available Battle Of The Blues Vol 2 ... CD 3.99

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✨✧ Eddie Vinson/Wynonie Harris/Roy BrownBattle Of The Blues Vol 4 ... LP
King, Early 50s. New Copy (reissue)... $6.99 9.98
It's a battle of the blues, and everyone's winning – as the set's overflowing with killer cuts from the legendary R&B years of King Records! The tracks are from a time when the label did it better than just about anyone else – melding blues, jazz, and all the raw new styles of the postwar years – into a blend that makes for non-stop gems all the way through! Wynonie Harris delivers the hilarious "Grandma Plays The Numbers", plus "Rock Mr Blues" and "Bring It Back". Roy Brown sings "Old Age Boogie", "Queen Of Diamonds", and "Trouble At Midnight". And Eddie Vinson proves that he had fire back in the old days – on the tracks "Big Mouth Gal", "Lonesome Train", and "Good Bread Alley". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Roy BrownMighty Mighty Man! ... CD
King/Ace (UK), 1950s. Used ... Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Roy Clark & Clarence Gatemouth BrownMakin Music ... LP
MCA, 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Cover has a promo sticker.)
 
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Roy AyersLive At The Montreux Jazz Festival (Japanese pressing – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Polydor/Universal (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $19.99
A beautiful live set from 1972 – and a very unique album from Roy Ayers' Polydor years! The album originally was never issued in the US – clearly done for a hipper European market at the time – and it's got more of a jazz vibe than some of Roy's other work on Polydor, with sounds that echo back to his earlier years on Atlantic! Yet despite the jazz setting, there's still a nice dose of funk in the mix too – a bit like the vibe that Ayers hit on his Virgo Red album, but leaner too – given that the group's only a quartet. The smaller lineup really allows Roy a lot of space to solo strongly on vibes – and he's also joined by the great Harry Whitaker on electric piano, always a treat in a setting like this. The album features an extended early version of "Move To Groove", plus "In A Silent Way", "Your Cup Of Tea", and "Daddy Bug". Plus, the CD includes some great bonus cuts – like "Thoughts", "He Gives Us All His Love", and "Sketches in Red, Yellow, Brown, Black, and White". CD

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Charles BrownDriftin' Blues (bonus tracks) ... CD
Mainstream, 1963. Used ... $1.99
Repackaging of an earlier Mainstream LP called Boss Of The Blues, in which legendary R&B vocalist Charles Brown reprises his bit hit "Driftin", plus a number of pop and soul covers, with a small combo featuring Brown on organ, Freddie Simon on tenor, and Roy Coleman on guitar. The sound is nice and mellow, with a good small combo feel that's surprising to hear on Mainstream. Brown's voice is still very strong, and the LP remains as one of his best post-50's recordings. 10 tracks in all, including "Driftin'", "Our Day Will Come", "Go Away Little Girl", "Since I Fell For You" and "You Are My First Love". CD

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✨✧ Lionel Hampton, Illinois Jacquet, Roy EldridgeJam Session #5 ... LP
Clef, Early 50s. Very Good ... $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
(Light blue label Clef pressing, with trumpeter logo and deep groove on heavy vinyl. Cover has some aging, with a piece of clear tape and some pencil on back)

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✨✧ Milt Jackson/JJ Johnson/Ray BrownJackson, Johnson, Brown & Company ... LP
Pablo, 1983. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Jackson, Johnson, Brown, and company – and a few more too – a nicely laidback sextet date from the later years of Pablo Records, done in the great mode that always made the label's work a 70s extension of the Verve Records ethos! Key players here, obviously, are Milt Jackson on vibes, JJ Johnson on trombone, and Ray Brown on bass – Brown also produced the set – and the group also features John Collins on guitar, Tom Rainer on piano, and Roy McCurdy on drums. Tracks are shorter and tighter than a jam session mode for three such heavy players – and titles include "Jaybone", "Lament", "Our Delight", "Bag's Groove", "Watch What Happens", and "The Jumpin Blues". LP, Vinyl record album

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Oscar Peterson, Roy Eldridge, Sonny Stitt & OthersOscar Peterson Trio At Newport ... CD
Verve, 1957. Used ... $6.99
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.)
Also available Oscar Peterson Trio At Newport ... LP 9.99

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Oscar Peterson, Roy Eldridge, Sonny Stitt & OthersOscar Peterson Trio At Newport ... LP
Verve, 1957. Very Good ... $9.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing on Columbia in flipback cover, which has some wear.)
Also available Oscar Peterson Trio At Newport ... CD 6.99

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Lem Winchester & The Ramsey Lewis TrioPerform A Tribute To Clifford Brown ... LP
Argo, 1958. Near Mint- ... $29.99
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
(Japanese pressing – missing obi, but including insert.)

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Duke Ellington & Johnny HodgesBlues Summit (Side By Side/Back To Back) ... LP
Verve, 1959. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $3.99
A great little album 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 some of the tracks on the album (Billy Strayhorn handles keys on the others), the sessions are 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". Added to the original album is a full bonus album here – done in a similar format, and titled Back To Back – with titles that include "Weary Blues", "Royal Garden Blues", "Loveless Love", "St Louis Blues", and "Wabash Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing. Cover is stained on the bottom 4 inches.)

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✨✧ Jon FaddisLegacy ... CD
Concord, 1985. Used ... $6.99
The title's no joke here, as Jon Faddis uses the record to pay tribute to a rich legacy of trumpeters before him – players like Dizzy Gillespie, Thad Jones, and Roy Eldridge – who he references here in both style and use of compositions. More than just a tribute set, though, the album's a strong one as a leader from Faddis – cut with a quintet that includes Harold Land on tenor, Kenny Barron on piano, Ray Brown on bass, and Mel Lewis on drums. Titles include "Little Jazz", "Instigator", "Night In Tunisia", "Things To Come", "Lil Darlin", and "A Child Is Born". CD

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Ella Fitzgerald & Jazz At The PhilharmonicJazz At The Philharmonic – The Ella Fitzgerald Set ... CD
Verve, 1949/1954. Used ... $6.99
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". CD

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Carlos GarnettCosmos Nucleus ... CD
Muse/Soul Brother (UK), 1976. New Copy ... $14.99
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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✨✧ John Lee Hooker/Sticks McGheeHighway Of The Blues ... LP
Audio Lab, Mid 50s. New Copy (reissue)... $6.99 9.98
Rare King Records material from these two postwar blues greats – each of whom get a single side of the record! Sticks McGhee really shines on side one – with that playful, jazzy approach to blues that he used on his late 40s recordings for Atlantic – almost somewhere in the territory of Louis Jordan, especially given Sticks' sense of wit – but served up in more of an R&B mode, with similar styles to Roy Brown's King material of the early 50s. Titles include "Head Happy With Wine", "Get Your Mind Out Of The Gutter", "Jungle Juice", "Whiskey Women & Loaded Dice", and "Sad Bad Glad". John Lee Hooker is in a much rootsier mode on side two – recorded in a rough-edged style that's almost back to the delta, save for the use of electricity on the guitar! The spare setting really unlocks Hooker's power – and titles include "Nightmare Blues", "Devil's Jump", "Thinking Blues", "Late Last Night", and "Moaning Blues". LP, Vinyl record album

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Wanda JacksonThere's A Party Goin' On ... LP
Capitol, 1959. New Copy (reissue)... On November 17, 2017
The cover says this is "an album if great rockin songs by Wanda Jackson" and they are indeed pretty rockin! Rather than rock, these tunes are more rockabilly, of course – and Wanda's amazing, raspy yet pretty voice is definitely rooted in classic honky tonk, too. It's a really fun record from her prime at Capitol. Tracks include "Lonely Week-Ends", "Kansas City", "Fallin", "Hard Headed Woman", "Tongue Tied", "Sparkling Brown Eyes", and "Man We Had A Party". One of the highlights of the record is the killer guitar playing – with credit to Roy Clark! LP, Vinyl record album

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Oscar PetersonHallelujah Time ... CD
Moon, 1964/1970. Used ... $11.99
With Eddie Lockjaw Davis, Al Grey, Ray Brown, Benny Carter, Roy Eldridge, and Louis Belson. CD
(Out of print.)

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Michal UrbaniakEcstasy ... CD
Marlin/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99
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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VariousCelestial Blues – Cosmic, Political, & Spiritual Jazz 1970 to 1974 ... CD
Prestige/BGP (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Spiritual sounds from the source – a host of incredible tracks from a time when jazz was really opening up into new dimensions – as players stepped forward in a wave of strong post-Coltrane energy to really push the music into the skies! The music here can be seen as a blueprint for generations to come – styles that are now getting new fame in the hands of Kamasi Washington and some of his contemporaries, but which flowered first in recordings like these – pulled from the early 70s vaults of Prestige, Milestone, and Muse Records – and brought together here in a really wonderful collection! Tracks are all nice and long, and the set showcases an older generation of jazz musicians really flowering at the time – balanced perfectly between a sense of freedom and a spiritual soul – on titles that include "Celestial Blues" by Gary Bartz NTU Troop, "Let Us Go To Higher Heights" by Carlos Garnett, "The Almoravid" by Joe Chambers, "Brown Eyes" by Charles Earland, "Warriors Of Peace" by Azar Lawrence, "Aftermath" by Oliver Nelson, "Josie Black" by Hampton Hawes, "Let It Take Your Mind" by Bayete Umbra Zindiko, "Fire" by Joe Henderson and Alice Coltrane, and "The Free Slave" by Roy Brooks. CD

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VariousDealing With The Devil – 25 Essential Blues Classic ... CD
Varese, Late 40s/1950s/Early 60s. Used ... $7.99
Music from Lonnie Johnson, Wynonie Harris, John Lee Hooker, Roy Brown, Tiny Bradshaw, Little Esther, Bull Moose Jackson, Jimmy Witherspoon, Eddie Burns, Joe Tex & more. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousJukebox Jam – Blues & Rhythm Revue ... LP
Jazzman (UK), 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $23.99
A treasure trove of raw soul and rough-edged R&B – a killer collection of material that originally appeared on the ultra-limited series of Juke Box Jam singles from Jazzman – sweetly collected into one nicely-priced package! The grooves here are totally great – and represent a step backwards in the funk scene – a move back to the 50s and early 60s from the previous focus on later years' soulful sounds – a much-needed dig back into the R&B that first inspired all the soul and funk of the 60s and 70s – but with a very fresh ear, so that the collection's way different than any set of music like this you would have heard a decade ago! The sounds are plenty gritty, and a great illustration that there's still loads to be discovered in these crucial years of music – as you'll hear on tracks that include "Lula" by Mike Robinson, "Country Boy" by Big Tiny Kennedy, "Mr Hound Dog's In Town" by Roy Brown, "I Can't Takit No Longer" by Ben Harper, "Shorty" by Vernon Dilworth, "Geechie Goomie" by Marga Benitez, "Crazy Do" by Jack Tucker, "I Say No No More" by Frances Burr, "Baby You Were Meant For Me" by Ervin Rucker, and "Hot Weather Blues" by Mr Sad Head. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousLost Soul Treasures Vol 5 ... CD
Sounds Of Soul, 1960s. Used ... $11.99
27 killer cuts – a beautiful pile of rare soul 45s, with a blend of hard soul, southern soul, northern soul, and sock-boogaloo soul! Titles include "I'm A Fool, I Must Love You" by The Falcons, "All I Want Is You" by Big Al Downing, "You Got It And I Want It" by Andre Williams, "Substitute For Love" by Watson & Williams, "Sally Sue Brown" by Arthur Alexander, "Funky Drop" by Harmonica Fats, "I Hurt Myself" by Lee Shot Williams, "My Mother's A Funky Chicken" by Pat Holben Trio, "Shotgun Wedding" by Roy C, "Man Without A Woman" by Matt Brown, "I'm Walking Away" by Denise Chandler, "Pee Wee" by Robbie Montgomery, "Out Of This World" by Gino Washington, and "Victim Of Circumstance" by Mike & The Censations". Great stuff, and like having a soul collector make you a tape of his best stuff! CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousOld King Gold Vol 8 ... LP
King, 1950s/Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $5.99
Includes tracks by Roy Brown, Gene & Ruth, Johnny Guitar Watson, Otis Williams & The Champs, Freddy King and others. LP, Vinyl record album
 
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5 RoyalesFive Royales ... LP
King, Late 50s. New Copy (reissue)... $6.99 9.98
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". LP, Vinyl record album

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Five RoyalesTell The Truth ... CD
Southern Routes, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $8.99 13.99
A really fantastic collection of work from The Five Royales – one of the most important groups of the pre-soul generation – and one that had a huge impact on the sound of James Brown, Hank Ballard, and other artists to come! The collection goes way past the King Records hits cut by the group – and offers up a really well-chosen array of cuts that expand your understanding of the combo – especially their influence on funky soul of the 60s. In addition to King cuts, there's also material here from other labels – and tracks include "Mine Forevermore", "Monkey Hips & Rice", "Thirty Second Lover", "Right Around The Corner", "Think", "Tell The Truth", "Baby Don't Do It", "The Slummer The Slum", "Say It", "Don't Give No More Than You Can Take", "Take Me With You Baby", "Catch That Teardrop", "I'd Better Make A Move", and "Wonder Where Your Love Has Gone". CD
Also available Tell The Truth ... LP 13.99

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Five RoyalesTell The Truth ... LP
Southern Routes, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $13.99 19.98
A really fantastic collection of work from The Five Royales – one of the most important groups of the pre-soul generation – and one that had a huge impact on the sound of James Brown, Hank Ballard, and other artists to come! The collection goes way past the King Records hits cut by the group – and offers up a really well-chosen array of cuts that expand your understanding of the combo – especially their influence on funky soul of the 60s. In addition to King cuts, there's also material here from other labels – and tracks include "Mine Forevermore", "Monkey Hips & Rice", "Thirty Second Lover", "Right Around The Corner", "Think", "Tell The Truth", "Baby Don't Do It", "The Slummer The Slum", "Say It", "Don't Give No More Than You Can Take", "Take Me With You Baby", "Catch That Teardrop", "I'd Better Make A Move", and "Wonder Where Your Love Has Gone". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Tell The Truth ... CD 8.99

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✨✧ 5 RoyalesFive Royales ... CD
King, Late 50s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
Also available Five Royales ... LP 6.99

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Sonny CrissSaturday Morning (with bonus track) ... CD
Xanadu, 1975. New Copy ... $14.99 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 ... CD
Mack Avenue, 2017. New Copy ... $10.99 17.99
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". CD
Also available Project Freedom (180 gram pressing) ... LP 33.99

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Joey DeFrancescoProject Freedom (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Mack Avenue, 2017. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $33.99 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
Also available Project Freedom ... CD 10.99

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Lionel HamptonKing Of The Vibes ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $6.99
A great reason why Lionel Hampton on Verve is so great – especially on small combo dates like this! The set not only has a wonderful cover – with Hamp dressed up like royalty – but also features his vibes in a very open setting – alongside piano from Oscar Peterson, bass from Ray Brown, and drums from Buddy Rich! The tunes are quite long, and filled with evocative solos from Hamp – really stretched out and creatively constructed – with speed and timing on the vibes that stands out even more here than on some of his more bombastic sessions. Titles include "Don't Be That Way", "S Wonderful", "Always", and "These Foolish Things". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing. Cover has split seams, marker, wear, and some staining.)

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Gene HarrisTribute To Count Basie ... LP
Concord, 1988. Near Mint- ... $4.99
An unusual large group recording from this legendary pianist from the Three Sounds – definitely done in a Basie mode, with Gene on piano – and other players who include Jon Faddis and Snooky Young on trumpets, Marshal Royal on alto, Bob Cooper on tenor, Jack Nimitz on baritone, Thurman Green and Garnett Brown on trombones, Herb Ellis on guitar, and Ray Brown on bass. LP, Vinyl record album

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Various500 Atlantic R&B & Soul Singles Vol 1 – 1964/1965 ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), Mid 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $48.99
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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VariousFor Cool Cats Only Vol 2 ... CD
Somethin Cool (Japan), 2016. Used ... $12.99
Cool cats, indeed – a very hip collection of jazz musicians from the Japanese scene – almost all of whom are contemporary players who haven't gotten much exposure over here on this side of the Pacific! Each track features a different group, and some players overlap here and there – creating a sense of unity amongst the performances – which have a great old school mix of hardbop and more lyrical moments – impeccably recorded in the style of the Something Cool label! Titles include "Scent Of Spring" and "Choro Pro Ze", performed by a group with Yuu Uesugi on trombone, Mike Zachernuk on trumpet, and Yuko Sakuma on piano; "Amembow" by the trio of pianist Hiroyuki Takubo; "Ballad" by pianist Ami Ogaeri; "Brown's Mood" and "Lined With A Groove" by the trio of bassist Yoshimasa Otsuka; and "The Red Bow Tie Cat" by the group of trombonist Itsumi Komano. CD
(Includes obi. Out of print.)

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VariousGirls Got Soul – Atlantic Distaff Soul Classics, Rarities, & Unissued Tracks From The 60s ... CD
Atlantic/Kent (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... $8.99 18.99
Killer female soul from Atlantic Records – and a tasty set that pushes way past the big hits! There's some excellent work here from some of the lesser-remembered singers on the label from the 60s, or other singers who recorded more famously elsewhere for other labels – and there's also some nice obscure numbers from some of Atlantic's bigger acts, tracks that you might have missed or which have never been issued before. There's a total of 25 tracks that includes "But I Love Him" by Doris Troy, "It's Nice To Know" and "That Hurts" by Rozetta Johnson, "My Man, He's A Lovin Man" by Betty Lavette, "Me & My Baby" by Mary Wells, "Unloved Unwanted Me" by Barbara Lynn, "Sweet Inspiration" by The Sweet Inspirations, "I'm Blue (The Gong Gong Song)" by The Ikettes, "Here He Comes" by Ruth Brown, "I Can't Afford To Lose Him" by Baby Washington, and "You Can't Love Me (In The Midnight Hour)" by Ann Mason with Little Mac & The Boss Sounds. CD

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✨✧ VariousNew York Tracks – Downhome Blues In The City 1955 to 1964 ... CD
Cee Jay, Mid 50s-Mid 60s. Used ... $6.99
23 tracks by Riff Ruffin, Bobby Long, Lee Roy Little, Wilbert Harrison, Little Danny, Roy Gaines, Hal Paige, Little Terry, and Brownie McGhee. CD
(Out of print CDr.)

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✨✧ Gene HarrisTribute To Count Basie ... CD
Concord, 1988. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An unusual large group recording from this legendary pianist from the Three Sounds – definitely done in a Basie mode, with Gene on piano – and other players who include Jon Faddis and Snooky Young on trumpets, Marshal Royal on alto, Bob Cooper on tenor, Jack Nimitz on baritone, Thurman Green and Garnett Brown on trombones, Herb Ellis on guitar, and Ray Brown on bass. CD
Also available Tribute To Count Basie ... LP 4.99

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✨✧ Charles McPhersonSiku Ya Bibi (Day Of The Lady) ... CD
Mainstream/Solid (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... Temporarily 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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✨✧ Joey DeFrancescoProject Freedom ... CD
Mack Avenue, 2017. Used ... Out Of Stock
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". CD
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Project Freedom ... CD 10.99
Project Freedom (180 gram pressing) ... LP 33.99

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✨✧ VariousAnd This Is Me – Britain's Finest Thespians Sing ... CD
Croydon Municipal (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A very cool collection of tracks from voices you might know more for their work on the screen – an array of British talents from the postwar years who were mostly known for their comedic performances in film and on TV! The word "thespians" is used here with a bit of wit – as most of these singers are ones from the lower-brow side of British entertainment – early situation comedies, Carry On films, and outlets like that – but given a really beautiful array of arrangements here, which help deliver some surprisingly great vocal performances! Some of these numbers are novelty tunes, others are a bit more straight – but overall, there's a nice sense of jazz and zing to the material – the kind of punch you'd expect if you saw their performances in a movie. Titles include "Postman's Knock" by Spike Milligan, "Alone Together" by Bernard Bresslaw, "Send For Me" by Terry Thomas, "It Had Better Be A Wonderful Life" by Barbara Windsor & Harry Fowler, "Three Nice Mice" by Max Bygraves, "I Like It" by Mike & Bernie Winters, "What About Me" by Bernard Cribbins, "Harry Brown" by Ian McShane, "Lonely For A Girl" by Oliver Reed, "We Go Together" by Eric Sykes & Hattie Jacques, and "Double Bunk" by Sid James & Liz Fraser. CD

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Sonny Terry/Brownie McGhee/Cousin LeroyFroggy Went A Courtin' ... CD
Blue City, Used ... $5.99
... CD
(Out of print. CDr pressing.)

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✨✧ VariousTaboo – Valentine For A Space Age Bachelor ... CD
Essential, Late 50s/1960s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A really well-chosen batch of exotica tunes – one that gets way past the obvious, despite the hit reference of the title – and which follows the genre well into the 60s, through a stream of overlooked album cuts that never fully got their due! The set list is great – and features some surprising currents of jazz and Latin that fit in nicely alongside more island-themed cuts – all with an especially strong focus on artists from the west coast scene, but also some work from other locales as well! Titles include "Those Brown Eyes" by The Coachmen, "Goodbye" by Gordon Jenkins with Marshall Royal, "Algo Sabroso" by Nelson Padron, "In A Sentimental Mood" by Verlye Mills, "Blue Prelude" by Jack Burger, "Caravan" by Dick Hyman, "I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles" by Rene Bloch, "Theme From Romeo & Juliet" by Bob Florence, "The Girl From Ipanema" by Rene Paulo, "Begin The Beguine" by Korla Pandit, "My Sweet Sweet" by The Surfers, and "Pink Lady" by Jack Millman. CD

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Slim GaillardSlim's Jam – Rare Recordings ... CD
Drive Archive, Mid 40s. Used ... $1.99
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". CD
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