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✨✧ ChurchConstant In Opal/Shadow Cabinet ... 12-inch
Warner, 1984. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $8.99
12-inch, Vinyl record

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DJ Shadow & Cut ChemistProduct Placement ... CD
One 29, 2001. Used ... $14.99
The now legendary second set of all funky 45's by Shadow and Cut Chemist! As with the Brainfreeze set, DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist show off not just their skills on the 1's and 2's, but their deep, deep collection of funky and freaky cuts for a non-stop extravaganza that will send you back to the crates to see if you can dig up even a few of these tasty nuggets! CD
(Original pressing.)

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DJ Shadow & Cut ChemistRenegades Of Rhythm – DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist Play Afrika Bambaataa (tour book) ... Book
Boo Hooray, 2014. New Copy ... $22.99 39.98
A sweet little tour book commemorating DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist's Renegades Of Rhythm tour – in which the duo of modern live DJ masters honor pioneer Afrika Bambaataa! The most incredible fact about the tour itself, is that Shadow and Chemist don't just spin records that Bambaataa himself spun back in the day, but they're literally spinning Bambaataa's own record collection – having been granted access by the man himself. The book is great, with text by DJ Shadow, Cut Chemist AND Afrika Bambaataa, done in kind of a DIY style that makes it all the more appealing – with a beautiful hand silk-screened cover with by Paul Insect, and featuring full color scans of many of the actual records, some rare old Bambaataa gig flyers and lots more! Book
(Limited to 2500 copies. Hand silk-screened cover with art by Paul Insect.)

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✨✧ Astrud GilbertoShadow Of Your Smile ... LP
Verve, 1965. Very Good+ ... $19.99
One of Astrud Gilberto's greatest albums – and quite possibly our personal favorite! The record features beautifully understated arrangements by Joao Donato, Don Sebesky, and Claus Ogerman – and the instrumentation is a haunting mix of bossa rhythms with darker orchestrations that bring out an emotional side of Astrud that you don't always get on other LPs. The track list is excellent, and includes some of her best tracks for Verve, like "Non Stop To Brazil", "Fly Me To The Moon", "O Ganso", and "Aruanda". Not to be passed up, and one that we never tire of listening to! LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label promo pressing.)

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LaBelleMoon Shadow ... LP
Warner, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
One of the greatest albums ever by Labelle – known especially for the massive funky title cut, which has been an in-demand groover for years! "Moonshadow" begins with a nice funky piano intro, then rolls into a 10 minute groove that's really tasty – filled with lots of jazzy riffing, tasty conga, and a weird monologue by Patti that runs through different parts of the body and why you should appreciate them! The cut was lost on American audiences of the 70s, but became a huge one in the European jazz dance scene of the late 80s, probably because most of them couldn't understand how silly Patti's vocals were! The cut's nice and funky, though – and there's some other nice ones on the record, too, including "Sunday News", "Touch Me All Over", and "Peace With Yourself". Much more interesting than most of their stuff, with a hip mixture of jazz, soul, and hard grooving! LP, Vinyl record album

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Shadow VignettesBirth Of A Notion ... LP
Sessom, 1985. Near Mint- ... $2.99
Chicago reed player Ed Wilkerson (also known as the leader of 8 Bold Souls, and a member of the Ethnic Heritage Ensemble) formed this group in the 80's as sort of a mixed large band of Chicago avant garde players, but with more of a focus on tighter swingin' sounds. This, their only LP, includes the cuts "Strollin", "Quiet Resolution", "Feets Of Clay", and "Honky Tonk Bud", which also yielded a video, that was shown quite a bit in Chicago at the time. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Pinky WintersShadow Of Your Smile (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Cellar Door/M&I (Japan), 1983. Used ... $14.99
A beautiful tribute to the work of Johnny Mandel – easily one of the greatest composers of the modern age, partly a soundtrack genius, but also a richly talented songwriter with a great flair for a sad love song! Vocalist Pinky Winters performs a choice collection of Mandel's greatest numbers here – working with pianist Lou Levy in a set that's heavy on the most adult, mature themes of Mandel's 60s oeuvre. Winters' vocal performance is perfect for the material – straight, subtle, and sometimes somber – really bringing out the darker themes in Johnny's wonderful tunes, and really illuminating lyrics penned by Dave Frishberg, The Bergmans, and others. A few tracks feature bass work by Bill Takas, and titles include "The Shining Sea", "Close Enough For Love", "You Are There", "Emily", "A Time For Love", "Unless It's You", "Take Me Home", and "Don't Look Back". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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DJ ShadowLiquid Amber EP ... 7-inch
Liquid Amber, New Copy (pic cover)... About July 1, 2015 (delayed)
7-inch, Vinyl record

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ShadowLove Lite ... CD
Elektra (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... On August 18, 2015
Uptempo modern soul from this short-lived combo who cut a few records for Elektra at the end of the 70s. The cuts have a nice jazzy undertone, with a style that's approaching an 80's kind of sound. Although Leon Ware worked with the group on later recordings, we actually prefer this one – as the sound's a bit tighter, and a bit more focused. Titles include the mellow "No Better Love" and "Say It Again", both with a nice cold slow jam kind of groove, plus "Get It", "Love Lite", and "I Need Love". CD

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✨✧ Astrud GilbertoShadow Of Your Smile/O Ganso ... 7-inch
Verve, 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Astrud's reading of this tune may well be one of the best we've ever heard! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Yellow label promo! One label has a small promo sticker.)

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✨✧ Harry NilssonPandemonium Shadow Show (180 gram mono edition) ... LP
RCA/Sundazed, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Brilliant stuff – and exactly the place to start with Harry Nilsson! Long before his style had become cliched – or before it was copied by too many others – Nilsson cut this mad album of wonderful little songs – sort of a cross between folksy singer-songwriter work, and more baroque-oriented styles, like those of Scott Walker – and like Walker, in a really unique space of its own! The key element here is whimsy – and Nilsson let arranger George Tipton take him all over the map, from the somber tone of his classic "Without Her", to the spacious joy of "River Deep Mountain High", to the silliness of "1941", and the sad beauty of "She's Leaving Home". Great stuff all around – with a sound that's impossible to pinpoint, but which is perfect all the way through! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousSophisticated Boom Boom – The Shadow Morton Story ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic batch of music that ranges from early rockers to glittery glam rock – from a legendary producer who worked with everyone from The Shangri-Las to The New York Dolls! George Shadow Morton was a key figure in changing the sound of the New York scene in the 60s and early 70s – and with roots in novelty rock and early studio tricks for rock music, he was very well poised to bring his own sort of special magic to later famous productions that make Morton as important a production force as Phil Spector, Kim Fowley, and Jack Nitzsche! The package is one of the richest in Ace Records' look at important producers of 20th Century music – and comes with a special book that's so rich in detail, it warrants a different sort of package than other titles in this series – a perfect accompaniment to the range of sounds that includes "Only Seventeen" by The Beatle-ettes, "Sophisticated Boom Boom" by The Goodies, "Baby" by Ellie Greenwich, "Past Present & Future" by The Shangri-Las, "So Soft So Warm" by The Nu Luvs, "Stop The Clock" by The Shaggy Boys, "Too Old To Go Way Little Girl" by Janis Ian, "You Keep Me Hangin On" by Vanilla Fudge, "And When It's Over" by The Vagrants, "In A Gadda Da Vida" by Iron Butterfly, "Midnight Lady" by Mott The Hoople, and "Stranded In The Jungle" by New York Dolls. CD
 
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Herb Alpert & The Tijuana BrassWhat Now My Love ... LP
A&M, 1966. Very Good ... $1.99
The genius of this set is summed up in the tune "Magic Trumpet" – perhaps one of the best estimations of Herb's talents we could think of! The tune, like the entire album, is a fluid bit of magic that takes an older brass-driven mode into the far groovier styles of the 60s – an approach that fuses all the horns around Herb's boldly stated lead, and slides them all around in jaunty rhythms that are a perfect blend of the A&M groove and an imagined Latin past! Titles include "Freckles", "Magic Trumpet", "Five Minutes More", "Shadow Of Your Smile", "Plucky", "So What's New", and "It Was A Very Good Year". LP, Vinyl record album

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Bleep Bloop10 Watt Lazers/Denial ... 7-inch
Liquid Amber, 2015. New Copy (pic cover)... $9.99
Solid single by Bleep Bloop for DJ Shadow's Liquid Amber label – with grimy beats, rumbling bass laying the groundwork and spacey synth rays lighting up the atmosphere! "10 Watt Lazers" is a blast from the start, and appropriately titled with ray gun synth melodies and splintering beats. "Denial" has tense hip hop indebted vibe, and a really thick atmosphere, still with plenty of spacey touches. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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June ChristyBallads For Night People ... LP
Capitol, 1961. Very Good ... $3.99
Darkly beautiful work from singer June Christy – a lesser-remembered gem from the end of her years at Capitol Records! The mood here is very much in keeping with the "night people" setting of the title – a lonely space of empty streets, open windows, and late night saloons – first brought to record so beautifully by June on the Something Cool album, and wonderfully revisited in this fantastic set! Arrangements are by husband Bob Cooper, and although they're a bit less arch-modern than some of Christy's work with Pete Rugolo, they still really get at the boozy genius of June's vocals at their best. Titles include "I Had A Little Sorrow", "Night People", "Make Love To Me", "Shadow Woman", "My Ship", and "Kissing Bug". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has some seam splitting.)

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CoastersCoasters Greatest Hits ... CD
Atco, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... $5.99
Sure, they were hitmakers – but we love these guys, and find them to be one of the most radical vocal groups of all time! Under the impeccable guidance of Lieber & Stoller, the group recorded some of the fiercest vocal numbers of the 50s – mixing incredibly soulful vocals with an almost cartoonish ability to conjure up little pictures with words. A dozen great numbers in all: "Poison Ivy", "Along Came Jones", "Down In Mexico", "The Shadow Knows", "I'm A Hog For You", "Charlie Brown", "Yakety Yak", "Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart", "That Is Rock & Roll", "Young Blood", "Sweet Georgia Brown" and "Searchin'". CD

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Cocoon (Gunter Hampel)While The Recording Engineer Sleeps ... CD
Staubgold (Austria), 1985. New Copy ... $16.99
We can't imagine the recording engineer sleeping while this set was being recorded – as the sound here is plenty powerful, and this unusual post-prog blend of jazz, rock, and electronic elements! The group features the legendary Gunter Hampel on vibes, piano, and reeds – and Gunter also sings a bit too, alongside another vocalist in the group who's got an even rawer, raspier sound – somewhere in the territory of Mark E Smith or Mark Stewart at the same time! And maybe The Fall is a good point of comparison here, as the record definitely moves beyond any sort of simple style – and instead has this freewheeling pastiche of musical elements that also seems to infect the vocals as well. Titles include "Ventilators Change Into Airplanes", "Bag Lady", "I Can See Voices", "While The Recording Engineer Sleeps", and "The Shadow Man". CD

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Express RisingExpress Rising (2nd album) ... CD
Numero, 2013. Used ... $5.99
A warm batch of instrumental beats and atmospherics from Express Rising – and a much-anticipated second project from funk archivist Dante Carfagna! Dante's a name you probably know best from his work writing liner notes or Wax Poetics – and helping out in countless important compilations over the years – but a decade ago, Dante dropped his first mysterious project under the Express Rising name – and finally returns here with a second album! The sound is even more enticing this time around – still drawing a bit from the world of DJ Shadow – a frequent Carfagna collaborator on archive projects – but the sound is also surprisingly warm and lyrical too – bits of beats, layers of older sounds, and these spare keyboard bits all served up together in a style that's really unique – and which avoids any of the cliches of both the downtempo world, and the instrumental hip hop scene The approach is often quite poetic, yet still soulful as well – and the whole thing's got a laidback vibe that's neither sleepy nor muddled – a really sort of special space between the grooves. Titles include "Horse Opera", "Dark Early", "Answering Echo So Near", "Winter The Heart", "A Treasure Smile", "Rooms Between Us", and "Memorabilia". CD
Also available Express Rising (2nd album) ... LP 11.99

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Express RisingExpress Rising (2nd album) ... LP
Numero, 2013. New Copy ... $11.99 18.00
A warm batch of instrumental beats and atmospherics from Express Rising – and a much-anticipated second project from funk archivist Dante Carfagna! Dante's a name you probably know best from his work writing liner notes or Wax Poetics – and helping out in countless important compilations over the years – but a decade ago, Dante dropped his first mysterious project under the Express Rising name – and finally returns here with a second album! The sound is even more enticing this time around – still drawing a bit from the world of DJ Shadow – a frequent Carfagna collaborator on archive projects – but the sound is also surprisingly warm and lyrical too – bits of beats, layers of older sounds, and these spare keyboard bits all served up together in a style that's really unique – and which avoids any of the cliches of both the downtempo world, and the instrumental hip hop scene The approach is often quite poetic, yet still soulful as well – and the whole thing's got a laidback vibe that's neither sleepy nor muddled – a really sort of special space between the grooves. Titles include "Horse Opera", "Dark Early", "Answering Echo So Near", "Winter The Heart", "A Treasure Smile", "Rooms Between Us", and "Memorabilia". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Express Rising (2nd album) ... CD 5.99

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Five StairstepsOur Family Portrait/Stairsteps (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Buddah/Real Gone, 1968/1970. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
A pair of killers from The Five Stairsteps – back to back on a single CD, with bonus tracks too! First up is Our Family Portrait – a true family portrait of the Five Stairsteps – a group who first came to light on a host of wonderful indie singles in Chicago, stepping forth here on a great full length for Buddah Records! All the best elements of the group's early singles are still in place – including production from father Clarence Burke, and some great arrangements from Johnnie Pate – which give the album this sense of powerful soul that was maybe missing before. Yet the vocals still have all the youthful charm of the group at their start – strong leads by Keni Burke, harmonies by the rest of the family, and even an appearance by Cubie – the youngest member, and more of a novelty presence here. Titles include the group's minor hit "New Dance Craze" – a pretty groovy number – plus "Bad News", "Under The Spell Of Your Love", "A Million To One", "Something's Missing", "Windows Of The World", and "You Make Me So Mad". Next is Stairsteps – a really heady set from The Five Stairsteps – a record that shows the group looking older (and tougher!) on the cover, and one that also shows some maturity in their sound too! We're not sure what was in the water at the time, but these guys definitely seem to be drinking in a bit of the trippier elements of their generation – from their hippie look on the cover, to the overall mix of material, which includes a few surprising Beatles covers too! Arrangements are by Stan Vincent and Tony Davilo – who create a nice blend of Chicago soul and psych-styled touches – while still allowing the group's harmonies to get sweet at all the right moments – especially on their sublime classic "Ooh Child" – a track you'll recognize right away, and a gem that never gets old! Other titles include the funky "Vice The Lights", versions of "Dear Prudence" and "Getting Better", and the cuts "What About Your Wife", "Sweet As A Peach", and "Up & Down". CD features three bonus tracks – a version of Curtis Mayfield's "Madame Mary", plus "America/Standing" and "The Shadow Of Your Love". CD

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✨✧ ForrestOne Lover (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Hot Shot/CBS (UK), 1983. New Copy ... $14.99
A nice little early 80s effort from Forrest – a Texas-raised, LA-based singer with a great voice that's genuinely soulful, and charming enough to have been big crossover success – but he didn't get over in a big way in the US at the time! The songs are chart ready and he's got a very charismatic vocal presence, with a synth soul production style that walks the line between mainstream/crossover soul and progressive dancefloor. We're not sure why it didn't chart better here, but it's just as worthy as some of bigger hits circa, '83 – maybe even a year or two ahead of its time, production-wise. Includes "One Lover (Don't Stop The Show)", "Feel The Need In Me", "Could This Be Love", "Dancing With My Shadow", a fun, electro-pop-soul cover of the Hues Corporation hit "Rock The Boat", "Comin' Up", "I Want You" and "I Just Want To Love You". 5 bonus tracks: "I Love You", plus 12" extended versions of "Rock The Boat", "Feel The Need In Me", "One Lover" and "Dancing With My Shadow". CD

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Herman FosterOne & Only ... CD
Timeless/Solid (Japan), 1984. New Copy ... $13.99
The one and only Herman Foster, indeed – a pianist who only cut a handful of records, but always managed to leave his mark! You might know Foster from his wonderful work with Lou Donaldson in the early 60s Blue Note years, or his bluesy albums as a leader for Columbia around the same time – but here, the pianist has this lyrical flow that's really amazing – and quite a change from his style of the early years! As before, Foster really knows how to do a lot with a little – make each note count, and in this way that's mighty powerful, even on the few mellow moments – and he gets some strong accompaniment from the full, round bass of Jeff Fuller, and the drums of Victor Jones. Titles include "Monsterbeach Blues", "Softly As In A Morning Sunrise", "The Shadow Of Your Smile", and "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To". CD

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Fabio FrizziHouse Of Forbidden Secrets ... CD
Beat (Italy), 2013. New Copy ... $11.99
A great new soundtrack from the legendary Fabio Frizzi – proof that he hasn't lost any of his talents over the course of his many years in film scoring! The music has a really timeless feel – almost more late 70s/early 80s than you'd expect from the more recent vintage of the film – and many numbers have this really spare, lower-end sound which then builds strongly – and is juxtaposed against some bolder keyboard passages that really take off with a dark electric energy! The keys seem to be mostly analogue, which helps for the old school feel of the record – and titles include "Mental Siege", "Life Scraps Underground", "Shadow In The Back Seat", "Samples Of A Hypnotic Session", "No Way Out", and "Reverse Revolution". CD
(Limited to 500 copies.)

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Peter GabrielPeter Gabriel 2 – Scratch (remastered) ... CD
Real World, 1978. Used ... $6.99
Peter Gabriel gets a bit bolder and more confident here in his solo role – coming out with some of the bite of his Rael character from years back, but with a tighter, more focused mode that's pretty darn great! You can hear the early touch of the styles that would wander too strongly into the wrong territory a decade later – but here, things are all pretty darn fresh – wrapped around song themes that feel like very new ones for Gabriel, in ways that almost have you feeling him pick and choose the topics as the record moves on. Production is tight, but never too uptight – and titles include "On The Air", "DIY", "Exposure", "Animal Magic", "Flotsam & Jetsam", "Perspective", and "White Shadow". CD
(Out of print.)

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Erroll GarnerEncores In Hi-Fi ... LP
Columbia, 1959. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A late 50s set that brings together Erroll Garner material recorded earlier in the decade – all cleaned up a bit to warrant the "Hi Fi" in the title! But don't worry about any tricks or gimmicks – because the sound's as spare, acoustic, and personal as Garner at his best in the decade – a style that's beyond compare, and a beautiful balance between rhythm and melody on the piano! Players include Al Hall, John Simmons, or Wyatt Ruther on bass – and Shadow Wilson, Specs Powell, or Fats Heard on drums – but as usual with Garner sessions, the main focus is on the man himself, so there's almost a solo feel to the material overall. Titles include a sublime 8 minute take on "The Man I Love" – plus "Fancy", "Groovy Day", "Humoresque", "Creme De Menthe", and "Moonglow". LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye mono pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Michael Garrick with Joe Harriott & Shake KeanePoetry & Jazz In Concert – Record 2 ... LP
Argo (UK), 1964. Very Good ... $49.99
A fantastic album of British jazz! The core of the record is two poetry recitations – one by Jeremy Robson and one by Laurie Lee – but in two separate instances, the Michael Garrick trio plays some fantastic hard bop material with guest appearances by Shake Keane and Joe Harriott! The instrumental passages are quite long, and although they don't make up the whole album, they feature some of the best recorded work by Keane, Harriott, and Garrick, whose still in a strong jazz vein here. The poetry stuff isn't that bad, either – and at a few points, the band adds some instrumental accompaniment, although most of the reading is purely vocal. Instrumental titles are "Vishnu" and "She's Like a Shadow". Great stuff! LP, Vinyl record album

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Astrud GilbertoGilberto Golden Japanese Album ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $13.99
A lost treasure – and one of the rarest albums in Astrud Gilberto's career! The set's a special Japanese-only session – recorded in 1969, and featuring all new Japanese lyrics to a number of Astrud's biggest hits – plus some wonderful new tracks done especially for the session! The backings are all new too – and a great blend of light orchestrations and sweet jazzy touches, in a mode that recalls the hippest style of Astrud's late 60s Verve recordings – and which carries the tunes with a lovely groove that wraps you up so much, you hardly notice that you can't understand the language! Titles include "A Man & A Woman", "Life For Life", "Shadow Of Your Smile", "Street Samba", "I Love Old Love", "You I & Love", "Cupid's Song", and "White Waves". CD

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Morton GouldBeyond The Blue Horizon/Goodnight Sweetheart/Love Walked In ... CD
RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1961/1962/1963. New Copy 2 CDs ... $16.99
A trio of early 60s RCA albums from Morton Gould – all of them with a dreamy, late nite sort of mood! Beyond The Blue Horizon has Gould working in a string-heavy variant of mood music that feels more early 50s than early 60s – very lush orchestrations that have the same day-end feel as the image of a sunset on the cover. Titles include "Where Or When", "Stormy Weather", "Stardust", "Time On My Hands", "Poinciana", and "Shadow Waltz". Goodnight Sweetheart is a great album of languid love tunes – all instrumental, and mixed with string and woodwind presentation that are all very much in the best lush style that Morton Gould forged in the 50s – but with some slight adult, sophisticated elements that really live up to the paperback-style image on the cover. Titles include "La Mer", "Tea For Two", "My Ship", "Let's Put Out The Lights", and "September Song". Love Walked In has Morton Gould tripping along with lazy, laidback orchestrations that are filled with slightly illuminating touches – gentle woodwinds mixed with bits of strings, all in a pillowy-soft mix that should send you off to dreamland. Titles include "Love Walked In", "Why Do I Love You", "I Love Thee", "I'm Sure Of Your Love", and "Parlez Moi D'Amour". CD

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Eddie HarrisIn Sound ... LP
Atlantic, 1965. Very Good+ ... $14.99
We can never get enough of Eddie Harris – and a record like this is a great reason why! Despite all the many different settings Eddie worked in at Atlantic, he still always stayed true to his roots – and a record like this is a perfect example of that – no electric horn, no funk, but a rock-solid sense of tone and timing that's unbelievable – and which makes the album a soulful treasure throughout! Of course, the group really helps a lot too – keeping things as in the pocket as Eddie's playing – with great rhythms from Cedar Walton on piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums. And as an added treat, the set features killer work on trumpet from Ray Codrington – a player who we only know from the JFK Quintet albums – but who's an equal killer here. Titles include the first version of Eddie's classic "Freedom Jazz Dance", plus "Born To Be Blue", "Love For Sale", "Shadow Of Your Smile", and "Cryin' Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red and green label pressing. Cover is nice!)

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Eddie HigginsPiano Of Eddie Higgins ... LP
Atlantic, 1967. Very Good ... $5.99
A rare bit of Chicago jazz, cut back when Atlantic had a brief relationship with the Dunwich imprint, which was mostly a garage-rock operation. This one, though, is a prime bit of Cadet/Argo jazz – as Higgins plays piano with pop/jazz backings by Richard Evans, done very much in the style of some of his work for Chess. The tracks are mostly pop tunes, but they have a very groovy sound – and in a way, Higgins piano actually seems to work harder with the larger backing behind him. Titles include "Sunny", "Miko San", "Taste Of Honey", "I Live To Love", "Shadow Of Your Smile", and "What Is A Woman". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing. Cover has a stained corner with seam splitting.)

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✨✧ Richard Groove HolmesMisty ... LP
Prestige, 1966. Very Good+ ... $4.99
One of the biggest hits of the 60s for Richard Groove Holmes – and for good reason too, given the title single of the record! After the success of Groove's version of "Misty" – originally issued in long form on the Soul Message album, but presented here as a shorter single version – Holmes went into the studio to lay down this set of cuts with a similar feel – hard swingin', short hard takes on standard and pop material, all set to hard-burning Hammond from a combo that features Gene Edwards on guitar and George Randall on drums. Despite the familiarity of the titles, the band just cooks – with hard choppy playing, and some of the nimblest solos that Groove ever laid down. Great stuff, and well worth the "hit" status it received in the 60s – with titles that include "Misty", "Summertime", "The Shadow Of Your Smile", "The More I See You", "What Now My Love", and "There Will Never Be Another You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has two small cutout holes.)

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IncognitoAmplified Soul ... CD
Shanachie, 2014. New Copy ... $16.99 18.98
Incognito never lets us down – and records like this keep us listening strongly year after year! The set's got all the core brilliance of Incognito at their best – a really classic approach to jazzy soul, served up with top shelf instrumentation by the group – and sent home strongly by a range of singers who include Vandessa Haynes, Tony Momrelle, Chiara Hunter, Imani, Deborah Bond, and the great Carleen Anderson! Nobody can do it as well as these guys – tight, but never uptight – smooth, but never sleepy – really right on the money from the production on down to the bottom – the kind of careful, classy soul that almost makes Incognito a genre unto themselves. Titles include "Wind Sorceress", "Rapture", "Hands Up If You Wanna Be Loved", "Hats", "I Couldn't Love You More", "Something Bout July", and "Silver Shadow". CD
 
 
 



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