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Roy BrownBoogie At Midnight ... LP
King/Charly (UK), Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $13.99
Killer King Records work by the great Roy Brown – including some of his raunchy early singles! LP, Vinyl record album

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Roy BrownChronoligical Roy Brown 1951 to 1953 ... CD
Classics (France), Early 50s. Used ... $11.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Roy BrownMighty Mighty Man! ... CD
King/Ace (UK), 1950s. Used ... $5.99
... CD

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Roy BrownSaturday Night! – King & Imperial Recordings ... CD
El Toro (Spain), 1950s. Used ... $6.99
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Charles BrownDriftin' Blues (bonus tracks) ... CD
Mainstream, 1963. Used ... $3.99
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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✨✧ Maurice BrownCycle Of Love ... CD
Brown, 2010. Used ... $2.99
Excellent jazz from trumpet player Maurice Brown – a native of the Chi southside suburb of Harvey, IL – who plays with some of leaders of the contemporary jazz scene when he's not cutting stellar work of his own! Brown's working in a sharp, but roomy quintet setting here, taking cues from the classic bop and more, feeling fresh all the way. The way the Brown's trumpet and Derek Douget's tenor sax work together and within the arrangements reminds us a bit of the work of Roy Hargrove (who Brown has played with) and other players include Chris Rob on piano, Joe Blaxx on drums and Solomon Dorsey on bass. titles include "Fly By Night", "Good Vibrations","Misunderstood", "Time Tick Tock", "Merry Go Round", "Lovely", "The Cycle Of Love", "The Connection", "Daydreams" and "Reflections". CD

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Lem Winchester & The Ramsey Lewis TrioPerform A Tribute To Clifford Brown ... LP
Argo, 1958. Very Good+ ... $19.99
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
(80s Japanese pressing on Baybridge. Cover has a mark from sticker removal.)

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VariousGlen Brown – Dubble Attack – The Original Pantomine Dee Jay Collection 1972 to 1974 ... CD
Greensleeves, Early 70s. New Copy ... $8.99 14.98
Some of the sharpest dee jay work you'll ever hear from the Jamaican scene of the early 70s – cutting edge MCs from Kingston, all set to massive rhythms from Glen Browns Pantomine label – on tracks that were originally issued in small runs of a few hundred copies! Yet that small circulation doesn't stand as any sort of commentary on the quality of the music – and instead, it reflects the continual movement forward of the Pantomine label – an imprint that was especially tuned to the sounds of the streets and the clubs, which it helped build through the contributions of the voices on these cuts! The rhythms are wonderfully heavy – and the MCs burst out proudly over the top, sometimes with a nice touch of echo – on cuts that include "Dubble Attack" by Big Youth, "Number One In The World" by U Roy, "Rasta On A Sunday" by I Roy, "The Meaning Of One" by Prince Jazzbo, "This Year Fe Rebels" by Godsons, "Father's Call" by Dean Beckford, "Daughter A Whole Lot Of Sugar Down Deh" by Berry Prince Hammer Simpson, and "Butter & Bread" by Lloyd Young. CD

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✨✧ Roy AyersLive At The Montreux Jazz Festival (Japanese pressing – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Polydor/Universal (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ 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, BMG music club pressing.)

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Herb EllisNothing But The Blues (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Verve, 1957. Used ... $2.99
The title's a bit of a shocker – in that that we don't normally think of Herb as a bluesy player – but it's pretty darn honest, given the great sound of this set! Herb's playing in a really mellow and laidback style for this session – working with Roy Eldridge, Stan Getz, Ray Brown, and Stan Levey on a set of bluesy tunes that feature his guitar in the lead, working through some magical solos that are far more expressive than on some of his work on other albums from the time. The record's a genuine surprise, and a real lost Verve treasure – as Ellis steps out with a great tone and some nice rootsy solos on tracks that include "Patti Cake", "Blues For Junior", "Blues For Janet", "Pap's Blues", and "Tin Roof Blues". CD
(Out of print original pressing!)

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Amos MilburnLet's Have A Party! – The Aladdin Recordings ... CD
Aladdin/Rev-Ola (UK), Late 40s/Early 50s. New Copy ... $6.99 13.99
One of the greatest singers of the postwar R&B era – the amazing Amos Milburn, arguably a huge influence on later rock and soul too! Like a few other key contemporaries – such as Wynonie Harris and Roy Brown – Milburn had a great way of hitting topics that were honest, open, and everyday – tales of boozing and loving delivered with very down to earth lyrics, and a good bit of wit as well. Many tunes feature some great piano lines sewn in nicely alongside the vocals – triplets that really rock the tunes nicely, although often in a gentle sort of way. Titles include "I'm Gonna Tell My Mama", "Long Long Day", "Thinkin & Drinkin", "I'm Still A Fool For You", "One Scotch One Bourbon One Beer", "Tears Tears Tears", "Sax Shack Boogie", "I Love You Anyway", "Ain't Nothing Shaking", "Just One More Drink", "Let Me Go Home Whiskey", "Greyhound", and "Soft Pillow". 29 tracks in all! CD

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Sonny StittOnly The Blues ... CD
Verve, 1957. Used ... $16.99
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.)

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Michal UrbaniakEcstasy ... CD
Marlin/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $18.99
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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Various25 Years Of Rhythm & Blues Hits – 16 Artists ... LP
King, 1950s. Very Good ... $6.99
Features work by Jack Dupree, Earl Bostic, Roy Brown, Annisteen Allen, Lonnie Johnson, Tiny Bradshaw, and The Dominoes. LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy black label pressing. Cover has some staining & partially split seams.)

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✨✧ VariousCapitol Hillbilly Vol 6 ... CD
Capitol/Cactus, 1950s. Used ... $5.99
Hard-rocking Hillbilly work from the pre-rock years – 32 tracks – by artists who include Rod Morris, Ferlin Husky, Gene O'Quinn, Dub Dickerson, Deuce Spriggins, Hylo Brown, Boots Faye, Jimmy Heap, Roy Hogsed, The Farmer Boys, and others! CD
(Appears to be a CDr pressing.)

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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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VariousGolden Age Of American Rock & Roll Vol 4 – Hot 100 Hits From 1954 to 1963 ... CD
Ace (UK), 1950s/Early 60s. Used ... $4.99
Includes tracks by Nappy Brown, The Chantels, Roy Hamilton, Sal Mineo, Don French, The Lafayettes, Buddy Knox, Tommy Facenda, Donnie Owens, The Cadillacs, and Barbara Lynn. 30 tracks in all! CD

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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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VariousSolid Stroll Vol 2 ... CD
Lucky Gal, 1960s/1970s. Used ... $7.99
Includes tracks by Jimmy Gray, Roy Brown, Jimmy Fortune, Don French, Tony Harris, Dickey Lee, Tommy Ray Tucker, Wayne Cochran, The Traits, The Ad Libs, Bobby Norris, Richard Berry, Jean Shepard, Gene Brown, and Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousSuperblues Vol 4 – All Time Classic Blues Hits ... CD
Stax, 1960s/Early 70s. Used ... $4.99
Includes tracks by Roy Milton, Charles Brown, Lloyd Price, Percy Mayfield, Jesse & Marvin, Maxine Brown, Bobby Marchan, and Bobby Rush. CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole. Out of print.)

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✨✧ Edwin BirdsongWhat It Is ... LP
Polydor, 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Wild weird stuff from Edwin Birdsong – an artist who's best known for his work with Roy Ayers during the 70s. This effort's got a very similar righteous soul sound to some of Roy's early work for Polygram – with a mix of jazz, soul, funk, and lots of cosmic wisdom – although Edwin also lets his politics get in the groove a bit more strongly, in a manner that's similar to Eugene McDaniels. Includes the spacey club classic "Pretty Brown Skin" – a wonderfully off-beat groover that sounds like it could be a Roy Ayers tune. Other tracks include the bizarre "It Ain't No Fun Being A Welfare Recipient", plus "The Spirit Of Do", "The Uncle Tom Game", and "Mongoose". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and light surface wear.)

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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 ... Temporarily 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. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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, and Wanda's raspy voice is definitely rooted in a country vocal style. It's a fun record and the 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 guitar playing which is credited to Roy Clark. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono rainbow label pressing. Label has an address sticker. Cover has a stained and split spine held with clear tape, with an ink stamp and a sticker on back.)
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5 RoyalesIt's Hard But It's Fair – The King Hits & Rarities ... CD
Ace (UK), 1950s. New Copy ... $8.99 18.99
An excellent collection of work by The 5 Royales – a 50s vocal group, but one who had a huge impact on soul music in the 60s! The Royales worked in a style that was harder-hitting and a bit more focused than some of their contemporaries – often using the voices in a very rhythmic way that really set the stage for the vocal group sound of the 60s. James Brown was one of a number of artists who claimed huge inspiration from the group – and that feeling is supported strongly in the liner notes by Steve Cropper, Billy Vera, and compiler Tony Rounce – who selected a great batch of 26 tunes that represent the best of the group's work for the King label! Titles include the original version of "Think", plus "Say It", "I Ain't Getting Caught", "Do Unto You", "Behave Yourself", "My Wants For Love", "It Hurts Inside", "Why", "I'm With You", "Dedicated To The One I Love", "Don't Give No More Than You Can Take", "The Slummer The Slum", and "Women About To Make Me Go Crazy". CD

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✨✧ SibeliusSymphony No 7 In C Major Op 105/Pelleas Et Melisande Op 46/Oceanides Op 73 – Beecham/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra ... LP
Angel, 1963. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(Brown label stereo pressing! Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ VariousRoots Of The Blues (New World) ... LP
New World, 1920s/1930s. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A very nice collection, put together by Alan Lomax with extended notes too – and work by Forrest City Joe, Miles Pratcher, Leroy Gary, Alec Askew, Tangle Eye, John Dudley, Henry Ratcliff, Bessie Jones, Fred McDowell, and Congregation Of New Brown's Chapel, Memphis. LP, Vinyl record album

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Black MilkAlbum Of The Year ... LP
Fat Beats/Decon, 2010. New Copy 2 LPs (reissue)... $16.99 18.98
Album Of The Year from Detroit producer/MC Black Milk – with guests Royce Da 5'9 & Elzhi, AB, Mr Porter, Melanie Rutherford, Monica Blaire and Danny Brown. Includes "365", "Welcome (Gotta Go)", "Keep Going", "Oh Girl" feat AB, "Deadly Medley", "Over Again" feat Monica Blaire, "Black And Brown" feat Danny Brown, "Gospel Psychedelic Rock", "Closed Chapter" feat Mr Porter and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Sonny CrissSaturday Morning (with bonus track) ... CD
Xanadu/Prevue, 1975. Used ... $19.99
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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✨✧ Johnny HodgesIn A Tender Mood ... LP
Norgran, Early 50s. Very Good ... $49.99
Johnny certainly is in a tender mood here – playing soulful ballads and mellow tunes with a small combo that includes Flip Phillips on tenor, Lawrence Brown on trombone, Leroy Lovett on piano, and Ray Brown on bass. The sound is laidback and easily swinging – with a real focus on Johnny's warm and fluid alto work – and the set features some nice original tunes that include "Who's Excited", "Sweepin The Blues Away", "Standing Room Only", "Below The Azores", and "Duke's Blues" – plus "Tenderly" and "Nothin Yet". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original yellow label Norgran pressing, with deep groove and trumpeter logo!)

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VariousAnd This Is Me – Britain's Finest Thespians Sing ... CD
Croydon Municipal (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $13.99
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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VariousFor Cool Cats Only Vol 2 ... CD
Somethin Cool (Japan), 2016. New Copy ... $16.99
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

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VariousGroovin The Blues – When Groove Was More Than Just A Habit ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Mid 50s. New Copy ... $14.99 25.99
Killer blues from RCA Records' Groove subsidiary – home to its roughest, rawest work in the 50s – and a treasure trove of under-discovered gems! And although these tracks are mostly blues at the core, they often step forth with the power of more upbeat R&B – as artists you might normally associate with more down home sounds get a nice sort of crackle and pop in the Groove Records setting – often just through some slight touches in the backing instrumentation and arrangements, which update their modes to a great mid 50s, soul-drenched vibe! Bear Family have done a great job with the track list here – and have unearthed a number of tracks we've never heard from this stretch on the label – 33 titles that include "Wait Till Next Year Baby" by Big Connie, "I Took You In Baby" by Sonny Terry, "Tain't Right" by Big Tiny Kennedy, "Love Blues" by Clayton Love, "No Nice" by Buddy Lucas, "The Ups" by Champion Jack Dupree, "Goin Back Home" by Cousin Leroy, "You've Been Good To Everybody" by The Du Droppers, "Won't You Forgive Me" by Little Tommy Brown, "I'll Life My Life Alone" by Oscar Black & Sue Allen, and "Beantown Boogie" by Bertrice Reading. CD

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✨✧ Sonny CrissSaturday Morning (with bonus track) ... CD
Xanadu, 1975. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 ... Temporarily 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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✨✧ 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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✨✧ VariousGirls Got Soul – Atlantic Distaff Soul Classics, Rarities, & Unissued Tracks From The 60s ... CD
Atlantic/Kent (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Howard McGheeMaggie's Back In Town ... LP
Contemporary, 1961. Used ... Out Of Stock
Howard McGhee and his trumpet team up with pianist Phineas Newborn, bassist Leroy Vinnegar and Shelley Manne on drums for this great early 60s session. The record features the McGhee original "Demon Chase" and two Teddy Edwards songs, "Sunset Eyes" and his salute to McGhee "Maggie's Back in Town." McGhee himself pays tribute to one of his favorite trumpet players, Clifford Brown by doing Brown's "Brownie Speaks." Other titles include "Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise," "Willow Weep for Me" and "Summertime." LP, Vinyl record album
(Later yellow label pressing, pre-OJC.)

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✨✧ VariousShaken Not Stirred – 45 Classic Agents, Spies, Cops, & PI Movie Themes ... CD
Sony (UK), 1960s/1970s. Used 2CD ... Out Of Stock
An excellent collection of 60s and 70s spy and cop themes – one of the best overall that we've ever seen, put together by the fab folks at Sony TV UK, who've handled the Music To Watch Girls By series! There's a motherlode of great tracks in here, including a lot of famous numbers that don't get reissued often – and the whole feel of the set works wonderfully together! 45 tunes in all – and titles include "Stepping Stones" by Johnny Harris, "The Persuaders" by John Barry, "Bullitt" by Lalo Schifrin, "Search For Vulcan" by Leroy Holmes, "Gotcha" by Tom Scott, "Little Green Bag" by George Baker Selection, "Our Man Flint" by Hugo Montenegro, "Blue Velvet" by Bobby Vinton, "FBI" by The Spectres, "Walk On The Wild Side" by Jimmy Smith, "Ironside" by Quincy Jones, "Feeling Good" by Nina Simone, "The Boss" by James Brown, and "The Sweeny" by Simon Brint. One CD features tunes from original cop films of the 60s and 70s – the other features older tunes used in more recent films! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Xanadu All Stars (Al Cohn, Billy Mitchell, etc)Night Flight To Dakar/Xanadu In Africa ... CD
Xanadu, 1980. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
An excellent set of recordings from a unique moment for the Xanadu Records label – an imprint that was carrying the torch of the Prestige label style well into the 70s – also run by that label's old head, Don Schlitten! The tracks here were all recorded live in Dakar – by a tight quintet that features some of the best Xanadu players at the time – both Al Cohn and Billy Mitchell on tenor, plus Dolo Coker on piano, Leroy Vinnegar on bass, and Frank Butler on drums. Mitchell is especially wonderful – an excellent soloist who was often lost in larger groups throughout his career, but who really got the chance to shine in the bigger, more open space of the small group sides. Both he and Cohn blow at some of their best levels for the performances – and titles include "Night Flight To Dakar", "Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying", "Blues Up & Down", "Sweet Senegelese Brown", "Robbins Nest", "Blues In The Closet", "Easy Living", and "The King". CD

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Brownie McGhee & Sonny TerryBlues All Around My Head ... LP
Bluesville/Prestige, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $48.99
Rootsy blues from the team of Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee – two older-styled bluesmen who were really coming into their own during the folk revival years of the 60s! The style here is quite spare – just harmonica from Sonny and guitar from Brownie – plus vocals by both – and titles have a real back-to-basics style, with no electric touches at all. Titles include "My Plan", "Blues All Around My Head", "East Coast Blues", "Muddy Water", "Blues Of Happiness", and "Trying To Destroy Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original deep groove Bluesville pressing – with RVG stamp! Cover has light wear and a small bit of seam splitting – but this is a great copy!)

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Johnny HodgesIn A Mellow Tone ... LP
Norgran, Mid 50s. Good ... $14.99
Classic Hodges for Verve – a no-nonsense set of swinging tunes, with some really great alto work in the lead! Johnny's group on the set features Ben Webster on tenor, Lawrence Brown on trombone, Emmett Berry on trumpet, and Leroy Lovett on piano – and the proceedings have a good feel that's on the rawer sound of the Duke Ellington world. Al Sears and Flip Phillips get in a bit of guest tenor, too – and titles include "Day Dream", "Good Queen Bess", "Come Sunday", "Don't Get Around Much Anymore", and "In A Mellow Tune". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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Frankie Ortega & Sy Oliver77 Sunset Strip & Other Selections ... CD
Jubilee/Warner (Japan), 1959. New Copy ... $14.99
One of the coolest records ever from pianist Frankie Ortega – a set that has his usual trio backed by a much bigger group – which makes the music pack a lot more punch than usual! Sy Oliver put the band together, and handles the arrangements – which leaves Frankie's piano out front, to step around the jazzy charts in a great way! Ortega's combo was the usual one at the Dino's nightclub on the 77 Sunset Strip TV show – and both he and Oliver have come up with some great original tunes for the set, which makes the whole thing way more than just another jazz soundtrack cash-in album. Players include Lawrence Brown on trombone, Charlie Shavers and Ernie Royal on trumpet, and Sam Taylor and Seldon Powell on tenor sax – and titles include "Sunset Stripper", "Dining At Dino's", "Spencer Stakes Out", "Kookin For Kookie", and "Free Way Mambo". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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✨✧ VariousCold Heat – Heavy Funk Rarities 1968-1974 Vol 1 ... LP
Now Again/Stones Throw, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $15.99
Stones Throw does it again – with a massive batch of older funk rarities that tops most of the rest on the market! Cold Heat is a follow-up to the label's smoking Funky 16 Corners set – and like that one, it's overflowing with great bits that have barely (or never) been heard by the rest of the world at large. Compiler Egon has gone through a range of rare singles, masters, and demos – and has come up with tunes that burn with a brightness that's undeniable. The grooves are all on the harder end of the James Brown Funky People side of the spectrum – and some tracks are by names that are finally getting their due, thanks to the work of Ego, Wax Poetics, and some of the other funky forces doing the good work over the past few years. In a way, the collection's a summation of some of the singles and reissues coming out through the Now Again/Stones Throw imprint – but it also features some other bits and alternate versions that are totally great! Titles include "Don't Go" by Aristocrats Organization, "Loaded To The Gills (edit)" by Michael Liggins & The Supersouls, "Mr Chicken (alternate)" by The Soul Seven, "Slipping Into Darkness" by Dayton Sidewinders, "James Brown Medley" by The Apollo Commanders, "Scorpio" by Kashmere Stage Band, "Sad Chicken" by Leroy & The Drivers, "Street Scene" by Leon Mitchinson, "Free Your Mind" by Amnesty, "The Thing" by Carleen & The Groovers, "Go For Yourself (edit)" by Kenny Smith & The Loveliters, and "The Stretch (edit)" by Detroit Sex Machines. LP, Vinyl record album

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