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✨✧ VariousBroke, Black & Blue – An Anthology Of Blues Classics & Rarities (4CD box set) ... CD
Proper (UK), 1920s/1930s/1940s. Used 4 CDs ... $14.99
Music from Ed Andrews, Big Boy Cleveland, Big Boy Cleveland, Blind Blake, Barbecue Bob, Tarter & Gay, Jed Davenport, Son House, Georgia Boyd & more. CD
(Out of print, slipcover has some edgewear.)

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✨✧ VariousOriginal Sound Of Burkina Faso ... CD
Mr Bongo (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
Fantastic sounds from the glory days of the Burkina Faso scene – a time when the country's place at the crossroads of West Africa was helping to create some really amazing music! There's no set style here that defines the groove – as some tracks seem to flow from Nigerian funk, while others have echoes of Mali, and still others might show an influence from the North African changes of the period – but all with an ear towards the kinds of sounds that might burst out from the landlocked nation, and try to catch fire on the wider global market of the time. As you might guess from the Mr Bongo presentation of the music, there's a fair bit of funk in the mix – some heavy basslines or drums on about half of the tunes, mixed with lighter local instrumentation on some of the others – criss-crossing throughout in a really great way! Titles include "Boy Cuinsinier" by Pierre Sandouidi, "Jeunesse Willia" by Cisse Abdoulaye, "Kombisse" by Bozambo, "A Son Magni" by Cisse Abdoulaye and Super Volta, "M'Ba Lale" by Nabolle John Oumar, "Whisky Et Coca Cola" by Amadou Balake, "De Nwolo" by Coulibaly Tidiane and Dafra Star, "Djanfa Magni" by Youssouf Diarra Dit El Grand Ballake, and "Pop Konde" by Mangue Konde Et L'Orchestre Les 5 Consuls. CD
Also available Original Sound Of Burkina Faso ... LP 23.99

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✨✧ Miles DavisFreedom Jazz Dance – The Bootleg Series Vol 5 (3CD set) ... CD
Columbia, Late 60s. Used 3 CDs ... Out Of Stock
One of the coolest entries so far in this excellent series of rare material from legendary trumpeter Miles Davis – a set that brings together unheard studio sessions from the years 1966 to 1968 – some tracks from the recordings that gave the world the Miles Smiles, Nefertiti, and Water Babies albums! The group here is that legendary lineup that includes Wayne Shorter on tenor, Herbie Hancock on piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Tony Williams on drums – a group who, by this point, was quite comfortable with both each other, and the new ideas that Miles was bringing to his music – very ready to step out with the rich sense of imagination they brought to music like this. There's definitely a new current of darkness here – that brooding quality that Davis had on some of his pre-electric dates – and it's wonderful to hear his ideas develop over a few performances of some tunes, and also through some of the studio chatter too. Titles include two takes of "Freedom Jazz Dance", three versions of "Circle", two of "Dolores", "Orbits", "Footprints", "Gingerbread Boy", "Nefertiti", "Fall", and "Water Babies" – plus the tracks "Play Your Eight", "Blues In F", "Country Son", and "Masqualero". CD
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Big Bill Broonzy/Memphis Slim/Sonny Boy WilliamsBlues In The Mississippi Night ... CD
Ryko, 1947. Used ... $12.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ MomusCreate 1 – Procreate (The Poison Boyfriend/Tender Pervert/Don't Stop The Night/bonus tracks) (3CD set) ... CD
Creation/Cherry Red (UK), Late 80s. New Copy 3CD ... $19.99
A trio of wonderful albums from Momus – all from his initial years on Creation, presented with bonus tracks too! First up is Poison Boyfriend, the first album that Momus recorded for Creation Records – a label that provided him with a much stronger springboard than before – which was perfect for the way the singer blended very offbeat lyrics with compelling mainstream songcraft! Momus was always very different than most of the Brit 80s scene in which he worked – influenced strongly by the French work of singer/songwriters like George Brassens, Jacques Brel, and Serge Gainsbourg – but graced with a very British wit, which made for an especially biting style that worked well with the themes of his songs. Momus has a vocal style that's maybe somewhere in Donovan territory, but sharper – and he draws from a variety of European song modes, fitted to the situation of each individual songs – as you'll hear on classics like "Situation Comedy Blues", "Three Wars", "The Gatecrasher", "Flame Into Being", and the Serge Gainsbourg-like "Closer To You". Next is Tender Pervert – one of the most biting albums ever recorded by UK singer/songwriter Momus – a set of songs that comes off sounding like sweet pop tunes, but which deals with topics like closeted homosexuality, misguided Marxist politics, pedophilia, and general seediness overall! There's a really striking mismatch of styles here that makes the whole thing work – with elements of tighter mid 80s pop creeping into Momus' musical styles, as the lyrics themselves take an even darker turn than on any of his previous records. The titles alone should give a good picture of the work – and tunes include "In The Sanatorium", "A Complete History Of Sexual Jealousy Parts 17-24", "The Angels Are Voyeurs", "The Homosexual", and "I Was A Maoist Intellectual". Don't Stop The Night is a record that's maybe the most pop-oriented album that Momus ever recorded – at least in the catchiness of the tunes – but one that's also got some of the darkest subject matter too! Consider the songs – which include a posh Brit pimping out his sister to politicians, a love affair between a young girl and her guitar teacher, and a JG Ballard-like tie between an auto accident and sexuality – all stuff that hardly matches the beats, samples, and keyboards used by Momus – which make the songs as tuneful as they are sinister! Yet that approach is also very much in keeping with his mission – inspired by George Brassens and Serge Gainsbourg – which is to find a way to challenge the listener, but within a mainstream pop format – definitely the case with this late 80s classic. Titles include "How Do You Find My Sister", "Hairstyle Of The Devil", "Amongst Women Only", "The Guitar Lesson", "Shaftesbury Avenue", "Lifestyles Of The Rich & Famous", and "Trust Me I'm A Doctor". 3CD set features 10 bonus tracks – including "Ballad Of The Barrel Organist", "Hotel Marquis De Sade", "Third Party Fire & Theft", "Morality Is Vanity", "Gilda", "Monsters Of Love", "Eleven Executioners", "What Will Death Be Like", "Murderers The Hope Of Women", and "Righthand Heart (acoustic)". CD

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Sonny Boy WilliamsonGoin' In Your Direction ... CD
Trumpet, Early 50s. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Sonny Boy Williamson/Yardbirds/AnimalsSonny Boy Williamson & The Yardbirds With Eric Clapton/Sonny Boy Williamson & The Animals With Eric Burdon ... CD
Optimism, Early 60s. Used 2CD ... $12.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Sonny Boy Williamson/Yardbirds/AnimalsUK Blues ... CD
Fuel 2000, 1965/1972. Used ... $3.99
... CD

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✨✧ Sonny Boy Williamson/Big Joe WilliamsThrow A Boogie Boogie ... CD
RCA/BMG, Late 30s/Early 40s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Sonny Boy WilliamsonBummer Road ... CD
Chess, 1957/1958/1960. Used ... Out Of Stock
No bummer here, as the set's a really great one – filled with late 50s Chess Records sides by Sonny Boy Williamson – a number of which are previously unissued! The package does a great job of reviving this material for a newly-informed blues audience of the modern age – giving liner notes, recording details, and more – in addition to pulling together sides that hadn't appeared on album before. Titles include "Little Village" – which is 12 minutes long, and interestingly marked as "not suitable for airplay" – plus "She Got Next To Me", "Santa Claus", "Unseen Eye", "I Can't Do Without You", "Temperature 110", and "This Old Life". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Sonny Boy WilliamsonComplete Trumpet, Ace & Checker Singles 1951 to 1962 ... CD
Acrobat (UK), Late 30s. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(CDr pressing with full artwork, punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Maynard FergusonBoy With Lots Of Brass ... CD
EmArcy/Fresh Sound (Spain), 1957. Used ... Out Of Stock
There's definitely lots of brass here – as you might guess from the title – but never so much so that it gets in the way of individual soloing by Maynard Ferguson! The date features Maynard working with arrangements by Willie Maiden, Al Cohn, Ernie Wilkins, and Bill Holman – all for a largeish group that's wonderfully hip – Bobby Timmons on piano, Anthony Ortega on alto, Jimmy Ford on alto and tenor, Willie Maiden on tenor, Tate Houston on baritone, Richard Evans on bass, and Larry Bunker on drums – plus some added trumpets and trombones! Maynard himself plays both instruments on the date, and the album also feature some surprising guest vocals by Irene Kral on 4 tracks – spicing up the instrumental blend with lyrics on "Moonlight In Vermont", "I Hadn't Anyone Till You", "Imagination", and "The Song Is You". Instrumental tracks include "Jeepers Creepers", "I Never Knew", "A Foggy Day", "Love Me Or Leave Me", and "The Lamp Is Low". CD

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✨✧ Sonny Boy Williamson & The YardbirdsSonny Boy Williamson & The Yardbirds (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Mercury/Repertoire, 1966. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousSaint Etienne Present Songs For The Carnegie Deli ... CD
Ace (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Saint Etienne have brought us a number of wonderful compilations over the years – both in this format for Ace Records, and their work on their own great Croydon Municipal label – yet as much as we've loved all those others, we may well love this one the best – as it's a sublime blend of 60s soul, tear-stained pop, and cool numbers with a New York sort of sound! The focus is mostly on tracks from the mid 60s – and the work here often feels like the special sort of tracks the Brill Building talents might have been working on into the night, before stepping down to the Carnegie Deli for a snack – the kind of special songs that were often too sophisticated to make the charts, but which stand out all these many years later as true moments of genius from the 60s. As usual with a Saint Etienne set, there's a huge amount here we've never heard before – all given proper presentation by Ace Records, along with a full booklet of notes. Titles include "Night Hawk" by The Valli Boys, "Deep Dark Secret" by Dee Sharp, "Up On The Bridge" by The Chiffons, "Don't" by Marva Josie, "I'm Your Man" by Chuck Jackson, "Boy You Love Me" by Joan Moody, "Catch Me In The Meadow" by The Tradewinds, "He's A Lover" by Tutti Hill, "Let's Stop Fooling Ourselves" by Eddie Jones, "Is This The Way To Treat A Girl" by The Hesitations, "Summer's Comin In" by Little Anthony & The Imperials, and "Park Avenue" by Lou Johnson. CD

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✨✧ VariousGotham Post War Country Blues Anthology ... CD
Gotham/Blues Interactions (Japan), Late 40s/Early 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Music from Ralph Willis, Doug Quattlebaum, Wright Holmes, Sonny Boy Johnson, David Pete McKinley, Stick Horse Hammond & Muddy Waters as James Carter. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousBlues Masters Vol 4 – Harmonica Classics ... CD
Rhino, 1950s/1960s. Used ... $2.99
Music from Little Walter & his Night Cats, Jimmy Reed, Sonny Boy Williamson, Jimmy Cotton Blues Quartet, Lazy Lester, Jerry McCain, Howlin' Wolf, Billy Boy Arnold, Jimmy & Walter, Snooky Pryor, Slim Harpo & more. CD
(Punch through barcode & booklet.)

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VariousLake Michigan Blues 1934 to 1941 ... CD
Nighthawk, Late 30s/Early 40s. New Copy ... About February 1, 2018 (delayed)
Features work by Robert Nighthawk, Yank Rachell, Tampa Red, Sonny Boy Williamson, Milton Sparks, Elijah Jones, and Robert Lockwood Sr. CD

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VariousLonesome Road Blues – 15 Years In The Mississippi Delta 1926 to 1941 ... CD
Yazoo, Mid 20s/1930s/Early 40s. Used ... $11.99
Music from Big Joe Williams, Arthur Pettis, Sonny Boy Nelson, Sam Collins, Mississippi Bracey, Robert Petway, Freddie Spruell, Johnny Temple, Skip James & more. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Tal FarlowTal Farlow Album (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1954/1955. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Tremendous guitar work from the great Tal Farlow – easily one of our favorite jazz guitarists ever, and a player with a wonderful sense of tone and timing! This early album has Tal declaring himself loudly and firmly – using a style that's got some slightly raspy edges, and which is a nice change from some of the too-clean modes of other 50s guitarists. The album features a core original 10" album session with a group that includes Oscar Pettiford on bass, Barry Galbraith on guitar, and Joe Morello on drums – plus 4 more tracks from a trio with Red Mitchell on bass and Claude Williamson on piano. Titles include "This Is Always", "Tea For Two", "Blues In The Closet", "Gibson Boy", "My Old Flame", "Is There Somebody Lovelier Than You", "Everything I've Got", "You And The Night and Music", "Love Nest", and "When The Wind And The Rain Are In Your Hair". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi!)

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✨✧ VariousAmerican Folk Blues Festival '62 to '65 (5CD set) ... CD
Evidence, Early 60s. Used 5 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Music from Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Buddy Guy, Sonny Boy Williamson, Howlin' Wolf, Willie Dixon, T Bone Walker, Memphis Slim, Otis Spann, Big Joe Williams & more. CD
(Out of print, slipcover has some light edgewear.)

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✨✧ VariousAmerican Folk Blues Festival 64 ... CD
L+R Records, 1964. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Featuring Sonny Boy Williamson, Hubert Sumlin, Willie Dixon, Clifton James, Lightnin' Hopkins, Sleepy John Estes, Hammie Nixon, John Henry Barbee, Sugar Pie Desanto & Howlin' Wolf. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousChess Blues Classics 1947 to 1956 ... CD
Chess/MCA, Late 40s/1950s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Music from Muddy Waters, Little Johnny Jones, Jimmy Rogers, John Lee Hooker, Eddie Boyd, Little Walter, Lowell Folson, JB Lenoir, Bo Diddley, Sonny Boy Williamson, Howlin' Wolf & Willie Dixon. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousCountry Blues Obscurities ... CD
Tapper, Late 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes 24 tracks by Little Joe, Leroy Dallas, Freddy King, Harmonica Harris, Eddie Burns, Buddy Lewis, Sonny Boy Williamson, Harvey Hill Jr, Joe Hill Louis, Jesse Belvin, and Juke Boy Barner. CD
(Out of print original CD pressing.)

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✨✧ VariousJuicy Harmonica Vol 2 ... CD
Sundown, 1950s/1960s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Features music from Little Sam Davis, Earl Hooker, Robert Henry, Sonny Boy Williams, Papa Lightfoot, James Cotton, Little Red Walter, Woodrow Adams, and more – 24 tracks in all. CD
(Out of print CDr pressing.)

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✨✧ VariousWindy City Blues – The Transition – 1935 to 1953 (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Nighthawk, Late 30s/1940s/Early 50s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Pivotal years of the Chicago blues scene – a time when the city was moving from rural influences to electric modes! That great span of work is presented here beautifully – in a set of tracks that begins in the mid 30s and end in the mid 50s – tracing an evolution that would not only go on to transform the music, but also have a huge impact on other styles for decades to come! The set features a 16 tracks in all – including "Please Don't" by Johnny Shines, "Fishin Blues" by Tony Hollins, "Down Behind The Rise"by Guitar Pete Franklin, "Black Spider Blues" by Robert Lockwood, "Sunnyland" by Sonny Boy Williamson, "Prowlin Nighthawk" by Robert Lee McCoy, "Easy Ridin Mama" by Washboard Sam, and "Sweet To Mama" by State Street Boys. CD features 8 more bonus tracks – mostly from the mid 50s – by Willie Nix, Floyd Jones, John Brim, and others! CD

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✨✧ Jackson 5Big Boy/You've Changed ... CD
Steeltown/Inverted, 1967. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The historical first release ever from The Jackson Five! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Johnson Mountain BoysBlue Diamond ... CD
Rounder, 1993. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Punch through barcode & writing in pen on traycard artwork.)

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SkatalitesIndependence Ska & The Far East Sound – Original Ska Sounds From The Skatalites 1963 to 1965 ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 22.99
Original ska sounds from the originators themselves – 20 incredible numbers by the Skatalites & friends – with many of their most essential recordings, and rare stunners, to boot! The period in focus here is the initial few years of The Skatalites as a bonafide band, but the principal players – including Don Drummond, Roland Alphonso, Tommy McCook, Lester Sterling, Jackie Mittoo and other legendary names – had been honing their craft together for years, backing a who's who of Jamiacan musical heavies from calypso, to mento, to jazz and beyond. No wonder they burst out of the gate with some of the tightest rhythms in the music history, but it's stunning to this day! Really one of the finest Soul Jazz compilations in years, with a wealth of great notes, too! Includes their uber-classic "Guns Of Navarone", "Suavito", "Russian Ska Fever", "El Pussycat Ska", "Tell Them Lord" with The Wailers, "Further East" and "King Solomon" – along with the rarer "Sudden Destruction" with Dizzy Johnson, "Coolie Boy" billed to Don Drummond and lots more. CD

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VariousBill Monroe Centennial Celebration – A Classic Bluegrass Tribute ... CD
Rounder, 2011. Used 2CD ... $6.99
With music from Michael Cleveland, Dailey & Vincent, The Grascals, Wyatt Rice, Nashville bluegrass Band, Hazel & Alice, Ricky Scaggs, The Johnson Mountain Boys, The Bluegrass Album Band, and many more – 28 tracks in all! CD

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✨✧ VariousDaptone Gold 2 ... CD
Daptone, 2015. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Live like a funky legend with this massively-stuffed Daptone Gold collection – filled with gems from one of the coolest, funkiest record labels of the past 20 years! The set features a few special tracks for the collection, plus some numbers from old Daptone 45s – making a full length debut here – plus lots more of the classic-styled cuts that make the label so great – some of the first and best of the new wave of funk that first broke on these shores at the end of the 90s – still handled by Daptone better than most! There's loads of deep soul vocals, hard funky drums, sweet guitar lines, keyboards, and other classic soul touches – and exclusive tracks include "Thunderclap" by The Dap Kings and "You Gotta Move" by Naomi Shelton – alongside other titles that include "Dirty Money" by Antibalas, "Luv Jones" by Charles Bradley & Larose Jackson, "Little Boys With Shiny Toys" by Sharon Jones, "Sinner" by Naomi Shelton, "The Traitor" by Menahan Street Band, "Witches Boogaloo" by Sugarman 3, "Unbroken Unshave" by Budos Band, "Look Closer" by Saun & Starr, "Strictly Reserved" by Charles Bradley, and "Out Of The Wilderness" by Como Mamas. CD

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✨✧ VariousOn Broadway – The Songs Of Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil ... CD
Playback (Australia), 1960s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A totally wonderful collection of work from the legendary songwriting team of Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil – and one that goes way past some of the too-familiar hits we've heard from the duo over the years! Instead, this one seems to focus on the less obvious – tunes that might be famous, but recorded by some different artists than the hit versions – or some more unusual songs from Mann and Weil, served up with the kind of readings that should have made them huge! Most work is American, but there's also some tracks from overseas – pulled together from a big range of indie labels in the 60s, with a few cuts from later years too. Titles include "This Is A Love Song" by BJ Thomas, "Bless You" by Wildfire, "Angelica" by Roy Hamilton, "You've Lost That Lovin Feeling" by Dionne Warwick, "It's A Happening World" by The Executives, "Talk To Me Baby" by Barry Mann, "Come On Over To My Place" by Dewey Edwards, "Come Home Baby" by Terry Knight, "I Don't Want To Love You" by Skeeter Davis, "Not You" by Walter Jackson, "See That Boy" by Paris Sisters, "Till We Kissed" by Ray Columbus & The Invaders, "Baby Baby" by Julie Grant, "The Gospel Truth" by The Shirelles, "The Shape Of Things To Come" by The Graduates, "Hungry" by The 5AM Event, and "Glitter & Gold" by Danny & Diego. Great notes – and an excellent package overall! CD

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Beach BoysBeach Boys 1967 – Sunshine Tomorrow (Wild Honey stereo/Smiley Smile sessions/live unreleased tracks) ... CD
Capitol, 1967. New Copy 2CD ... $13.99 21.99
An amazing treasure for fans of the Beach Boys during their highest moment of genius – a huge batch of unreleased tracks from their important year of 1967 – plus the rare stereo mix of Wild Honey! We love the Wild Honey album – a back-to-basics album of sorts – shorter, catchier songs recorded by the group after the collapse of Smile – but a record that still has some really wonderful moments overall – and which shows that The Beach Boys would never be the same after Pet Sounds! There's a mix of older rock themes and new adult ones here – sung by a group who's really growing into their emotions, and approaching things from new directions than in the past. Heartbreak and happiness are both center stage here – often at the same time – on titles that include "Wild Honey", "Country Air", "I'd Love Just Once To See You", "Darlin", and "How She Boogalooed It". The 2CD set features 20 more amazing tracks from the sessions for the record – all very cool alternate songs or in progress compositions – of the sort that you've heard in the Smile or Pet Sounds collections – really showing Brian Wilson's genius in the studio. Plus, there's also 10 more songs from the Smiley Smile sessions – which are equally wonderful too – never issued before! Then, there's a full unissued live album – Lei'd In Hawaii - with a total of 13 tracks – then 5 more live tracks from Hawaii in 1967, and another 5 more unreleased tracks from an east coast tour late in the year! The total for the set is 30 unreleased studio tracks, 23 unreleased live tracks – and 11 more numbers from the Wild Honey album! CD

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Karl DensonDance Lesson #2 ... CD
Blue Note, 2001. Used ... $2.99
Karl Denson has long been one of the funkiest reed talents on the west coast – working the groove in classic Ubiquity recordings of SF acid jazz from the early 90s, and playing on some of the strongest records to come out of the Greyboy label at the same time. Here, he makes his Blue Note debut – proving that he can be just as tight and funky with major grooving players like Melvin Sparks and Leon Spencer, and working with other up and coming talents like Charlie Hunter, Ron Levy, and DJ Logic, who adds turntables to a few tracks. Titles include "A Shorter Path 1 & 2", "Dance Lesson #2", "Like Like Dope", "Who Are You?", and "Flute Down". CD
(Out of print.)

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Walt DickersonSense Of Direction ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1961. Used ... $18.99
A fantastic bit of work by one of the most unique players in jazz! Dickerson's got an amazing tone on the vibes, and he's working here with pianist Austin Crowe, who creates beautiful spiralling piano lines that ring out in glorious tones next to Dickerson's darker metallic ones. The album's comprised of almost all original material, and has a fresh sound that's very different from any other jazz vibes albums from the time (except for Dickerson's other LPs). Titles include "Ode To Boy", "The Good Earth", "Sense Of Direction", and "Why". Very nice! CD
(Out of print.)

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EvensongEvensong (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Beatball (Korea), 1973. New Copy ... $14.99
One of those records that should have been a classic – but which maybe never hit the mark at the time because it was too perfect, too far ahead of its generation to score a bigger hit! At one level, Evensong work in the same mix of folk and strings that you might find from some of Joe Boyd's productions over at Island – especially the music of Nick Drake – but there's other currents here that reflect the acoustic hipness on the LA scene a few years before, too – not necessarily country-inspired, but with currents that are more American than usual for UK work of the time. The group are a duo – Tony Hulme and Mike Lawson – but the sound really comes from the fuller arrangements from Mike Moran and Ray Fenwick, who flesh out their core ideas beautifully. Titles include "Smallest Man In The World", "Dodos & Dinosaurs", "I Was Her Cowboy", "Store Of Time", "Rum Runner", "Sweetbriar Road", and "Borderline" – plus 6 bonus tracks including "Home Made Wine", "Romeo", and "Tell Me A Story"! CD

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Allen GinsbergSongs Of Innocence & Experience (2CD edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
MGM/Omnivore, 1969/1971. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99 22.98
Ever wonder what happens when beatniks turn into hippies? They make albums like this one – a real treasure from the late 60s underground – and a set that showed the complete transformation of Allen Ginsberg at the time! The set's a real oddity – recorded after Ginsburg had hit new fame for his appearance at the Chicago 7 trial – but with a meditative quality that's very different than his more public presence as a yippie. The record features Ginsburg reading the works of William Blake and playing harmonium – while he receives instrumental backing by the likes of Don Cherry on trumpet, Bob Dorough on piano, and Elvin Jones on drums – usually in ways that are light, but still meaningful – and which really highlight Ginsburg's commitment to the project. Peter Orlovsky chimes in on a few tracks – and titles include "The Shepherd", "Little Black Boy", "London", "Ah Sun Flower", and "Laughing Song". CD features bonus tracks – "The Grey Monk (alt take)" and "Brothels Of Paris" – plus CD2 features more blake songs, most unissued – with titles that include "Holy Thursday", "A Nurses Song", "The Fly", "Spring", "The Divine Image", and "Infant Joy". Also includes three mantras done with backing by Arthur Russell on cello – "Padmasambhava Mantra", "Roghupati Raghava", and "Om Namah Shivaye". CD
Also available Songs Of Innocence & Experience ... LP 9.99

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Milt JacksonJazz N Samba ... CD
Impulse (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... About June 15, 2018
This may not be Milt Jackson's purest album – but oh how we love it! Milt's working here more in a Verve pop jazz mode than a highbrow third stream one – with bossa backings on about half the album, and good small combo work on the rest. The first half features Jimmy Heath on tenor, Tommy Flanagan on piano, Richard Davis on bass, and Connie Kay on drums – all grooving nicely next to Milt's vibes on tracks like "Blues For Juanita", "Gingerbread Boy", and "Big George". The real charmer, though, is the second half – which has Milt playing with the same group, minus Flanagan, plus 2 guitarists for that bossa sound. Lillian Clark sings vocals on 2 cuts – "Jazz N Samba" and "Kiss & Run" – and the side also features the great groover "Jazz Bossa Nova", and the incredible "The Oo-Oo Bossa Nova", which features Joe E Ross from Car 54 going "Oo Oo!" on the breakdowns! CD

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Jackson SistersJackson Sisters ... CD
Tiger Lily/Mr Bongo (UK), 1976. New Copy ... About June 15, 2018
An amazing bit of soul – and one of the rarest funk records of the 70s! This masterpiece was recorded by The Jackson Sisters, a semi-gospelly soul group that has a sound that's a bit like The Voices of East Harlem, but that's a lot harder, and that has a deeper soul sound overall! At times, the group is funky – as on their incredible track "I Believe In Miracles", a rare groove classic if there ever was one, and one of the most in-demand tracks we've ever stocked. At other times, the girls have a mellower soul sound, with great raw harmonies that remind us of the Volt work by The Emotions, but with much rougher instrumental backing. This album's the only one they ever cut – and it's just about impossible to find in the original pressing (and in fact, we've never seen a copy!) Apart from the amazing cut "Miracles", this one includes loads of gems like "Rockin' On My Porch", "Shake Her Loose", "(Why Can't We Be) More Than Just Friends", and "Boy, You're Dynamite"! CD

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✨✧ Ben E KingDon't Play That Song ... CD
Atlantic/Warner (Japan), 1962. Used ... $9.99
A stellar record from Ben E King – and one of a few early 60s gems that really have him leaving a longstanding mark on soul music! There's a balance here that's unbelievable – a quality that's emotive right from the start, yet also perfectly put together too – with Ben's tremendous vocals backed by some tight Atlantic backings – in a style that's virtually the blueprint for lots more uptown soul singers to come in the 60s. The song choice is impeccable too – numbers from Doc Pomus, Mort Shuman, and Phil Spector which perfectly straddle the lines of soul music at the time – tunes that include classics like "Here Comes The Night", "Don't Play That Song", "Young Boy Blues", and "Stand By Me" – plus lesser-known gems like "Brace Yourself", "I Promise Love", "Yes", "First Taste Of Love", and "Show Me The Way". CD
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Joe MoksBoys & Girls ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1979. New Copy ... $15.99
The music of Joe Moks has a nice sing-song feel here – a vibe that's almost more reggae than you'd expect from her Nigerian roots – but with an offbeat style that's also not like anything that might have come from Kingston! Instead, the groove here feels a bit like when American or British soul might borrow some rhythms from reggae, but change up the instrumentation and production – which this album definitely does with the higher-end instrumentation, which also includes some moogy bits that work this cool magic around the edges! Joe's vocals are very much in the groove – tied to the rhythms instead of trying to dominate them – stepping back and forth with a rhythmic pulse of her own – on titles that include "Insure My Love", "Boys & Girls", "Love Is Gonna Pay", "Closer Than The Sun", and "You Look Without Seeing". CD
Also available Boys & Girls ... LP 22.99

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Linval ThompsonDub Landing Volume 2 (2CD version – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Greensleeves, 1982. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99 21.98
A dub landing of massive proportions – served up here on some classic early 80s work by Scientist, who's really making magic in the studio with the sounds of the Roots Radics Band! The tunes are stark, sharp, and very focused – and at some level, the mixologist is maybe keeping himself a bit more in check – to allow for some rootsy currents to flow through, and give the music a surprisingly soulful vibe from time to time – even when the echo's booted up a bit, and spacey sounds start to filter into the mix. Titles on this second volume include "Earth", "Babe", "Reconnaissance", "Life", "Contact", "Denial", "City Of Gold", and "Betrayal". Plus, this version comes with a bonus disc that includes the original vocal tracks behind the dubs – with titles that include "We Must Unite" and "I'm Toiling On" by The Viceroys, "Playboy Girl" by Hell & Fire, "Gone Water Gone" by Lee Van Cleef, "I Love I Love You" by Barrington Levy, "Reggae Explosion" by Papa Tullo, "Can't Test" by Sister Nancy, and "Africa" by Anthony Johnson. CD

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Lucky ThompsonJazz In Paris – Lucky Thompson With Dave Pochonet All Stars ... CD
Universal (France), 1956. Used ... $6.99
Prime mid 50s work from Lucky Thompson – recorded in Paris with the group of drummer Dave Pochonet, and featuring tracks that are longer than usual for a Thompson session! Thompson is on tenor throughout – and the other players include either Henri Renaud or Martial Solal on piano, Michel De Villers on baritone and alto, and Fernand Verstraete on trumpet. There's a bit looser feel to the set than some of Thompson's tighter sides from the US – and titles include "Let's Try Again", "Stewin Up A Wig", "Fascinating Blues", "Home Free", and "One For The Boys & Us". CD
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✨✧ Jackie WilsonSoul Time/Soul Galore ... CD
Brunswick/Edsel (UK), 1965/1966. Used ... $32.99
Mid 60s work by Jackie – 2 albums back to back on one CD! The cover of Soul Time carries the subtitle "featuring 'Danny Boy' and other great Soul Songs" – and while it's tough to even imagine "Danny Boy" as a soul song, and not an Irish tenor chestnut, it's also important to remember that Jackie's work in taking the track, as with others of its nature, was a key factor in crossing over soul audiences. Maybe not as important as the work of Motown, sure, but Jackie was almost doing it first – as you'll hear on this album. The set's got arrangements by Horace Ott, Teacho Wiltshire, and Dick Jacobs – and there's some great little soul numbers in the set – including "A Kiss, A Thrill, & Goodbye", "Soul Time", "She'll Be There", "Better Play It Safe", and the uptown chiller "No Pity (In The Naked City)". Soul Galore is much more straightforward soul from Jackie – featuring nice hard-hitters like "Soul Galore", "Brand New Thing (parts 1 & 2)", "Let Me Build", "I Got My Mind Made Up", "So You Say You Wanna Dance (Workout #2)", and "Your Loss My Gain". 24 tracks in all. CD
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VariousListen People – The Graham Gouldman Songbook 1964 to 2005 ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $15.99 19.98
Graham Gouldman may not be the biggest name in 60s pop – but he wrote some wonderfully catchy numbers that really helped bring a new level of sophistication to the Brit Invasion sound! Gouldman later hit bigger fame in the 70s with 10CC – but in the decade before, he was a wonderful songwriter who could effortlessly pen these short gems that packed a surprising amount of spirit and story in just a few minutes of lyrics – the kind of songs that always had a bit more edge and darkness than their contemporaries – as you'll hear in this great retrospective of his talents! Despite the large date range in the title, most of the work here is from the late 60s – and balanced by just a few tracks from later years – all in this wonderfully vivid portrait of a songsmith that we'd rank right up there with the bigger American or UK talents of the time. Titles include "I'm 28" by Toni Basil, "The London Look" by Herman's Hermits, "Listen People" by The Outsiders, "Tallyman" by Jeff Beck, "Evil Hearted You" by The Yardbirds, "For Your Love" by Larry Williams & Johnny Guitar Watson, "Bus Stop" by The Hollies, "Uncle Joe The Ice Cream Man" by The Mindbenders, "Have You Ever Been To Georgia" by The Peddlers, "Heart Full Of Soul" by Rush, "East West" by Morrissey, "People Passing By" by High Society, "I'm Gonna Take You There" by Dave Berry, "The Cost Of Living" by The Downliners Sect, "No Milk Today" by Graham Gouldman, "Behind The Door" by Cher, and "Look Through Any Window" by Gary Lewis & The Playboys. CD

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VariousLookin For Boys – Girl Pop & Girl Group Gems In Stereo 1962 to 1967 ... CD
Teensville, Mid 60s. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Teen pop with girl vocals circa the mid 60s so big, bright and groovy it's almost unfair that listening to and writing descriptions of it is "work" – it's such a sweet way to spend an afternoon we feel guilty for being on the clock! Lookin For Boys includes a couple of alternate versions of super hits like Lesley Gore's "It's My Party" but for the most part is filled with relatively forgotten gems in a similar, but just as glorious vein – songs way too lovely, catchy and good-natured for the serious times we live in – we can't recommend it highly enough! Includes "Lookin For Boys" by The Pin-Ups, "All I Want To Do is Run" by The Elektras, "That Guy Is Mine" (alternate vocal) by Kenni Woods, "Wrong Direction" by The Dixie Cups, "The Power Of Love" by Judy Wasenda, "Don't Push me Too Far" by Sherry Denning, "A New Boy" by Patty Lace & The Petticoats, "The Correct Form" by Marlina Mars, "Tell Him" (alternate version) by The Exciters, "Mr Loverman" by Yvonne Carroll and tons more. 32 tracks in all! CD

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VariousSacred Songs From Hay Holler ... CD
Hay Holler, Early 90s. Used ... $2.99
Music from the Bluegrass Band, the Hazel River Band, the Sand Mountain Boys, Kazuhiro Inaba, the Gillis Brothers, the Goins Brothers, James Price, Skeeter & the Skidmarks & more. CD
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✨✧ Average White BandPerson To Person/Warmer Communications ... CD
Edsel (UK), 1977/1978. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Three albums' worth of material in one set – given that the first album here was originally a 2LP set! Person To Person is Average White Band's classic double live set from the mid 70s, and as tight a batch of grooves as you'll find on their studio albums! In fact, this one might even be tighter, as it's got a good set of classic tracks performed live, with a sound that's a little bit more uptight and open than the studio versions– and which is especially freewheeling on the instrumental solos. Many tracks go for a lot longer than on the original versions – and there's a version of "Pick Up The Pieces" that runs for 18 minutes, a version of "If I Ever Lose This Heaven" that grooves for 8 minutes, a version of "School Boy Crush" that jams for 7 minutes, plus nice takes on the cuts "Cut The Cake", "Love Your Life", and "Cloudy". Warmer Communications is a classic AWB studio album from the late 70s. In case you don't get the joke, the title's a play on the fact that Atlantic Records had just been acquired by Warner Communications – now fully a major label at the end of the 70s! That fact doesn't stop the album from being a good one, though – and AWB work here with Arif Mardin on a set of tunes that still have a fair bit of the funky touches of earlier records, but which also go for a few mellower tunes too – of the sort that were becoming the group's strongest suit at the time. "She's A Dream" is a great example of this style – a nicely gliding number that still has a nice groove at the bottom – and while the set doesn't include any standout hits, it's still a great example of why AWB could pull off this sort of record a lot better than most of their contemporaries! Titles include "She's A Dream", "Warmer Communications", "Price Of The Dream", "Sweet & Sour", "One Look Over My Shoulder", "Your Love Is A Miracle", and "Same Feeling Different Song". CD

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✨✧ Digital UndergroundSons Of The P ... CD
Tommy Boy, 1991. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
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✨✧ Digital UndergroundSons Of The P (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Tommy Boy/Sony (Japan), 1991. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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✨✧ New York DollsPersonality Crisis – Live Recordings & Studio Demos 1972 to 1975 (5CD set) ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 5CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A massive package of early music from The New York Dolls – tracks that really expand on their too-slim catalog from the first few years! The set begins with two CDs worth of demos by the group – very rough-edged, pre-punk material that's got an even sharper feel than their initial albums for Mercury – really showing the group in all their sneering splendor! The package features tracks recorded at Blue Rock and Planet Studios in New York, and Escape Studios in London – 36 early demos that include "Pills", "Bad Girl", "Babylon", "Personality Crisis", "Endless Party", "Jet Boy", "It's Too Late", "Lonely Planet Boy", "Subway Train", "Private World", "Trash", "Don't Start Me Talkin", "Frankenstein", "Human Being", "Looking For A Kiss", and "Who Are The Mystery Girls". CDs 3, 4, and 5 all feature live material – recorded in Paris and Detroit in 1973; then Long Island, Vancouver, and Dallas in 1974 – and back home in New York in 1975. There's a total of 56 live tracks here – really essential material, given how important the live version of the New York Dolls were to the pre-punk generation, and many others who took inspiration from their sense of performance in later years! CD

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✨✧ Logan RichardsonBlues People ... CD
Ropeadope, 2018. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Logan Richardson's really on fire here – sounding a bit different than any of his previous records, but equally creative overall! The set's got an unusual format – two guitars and electric bass dominate the middle, with heavy drums from Ryan Lee, and these very openly-blown alto parts from Richardson – sometimes as textural waves of sound, sometimes sharp and pointed, and always up to the challenges of the shifting scapes of the styles! There's a fair bit of darkness in the mix – maybe similar to some of the brooding instrumental funk of Meshell N'Degeocello – and the heavy use of guitar might be seen as a nod to the blues roots hinted at by the title – but the overall sound is very different. Titles include "The Settlement", "With You", "Uraban Life", "Pure Change", "Class Wars", "Underground", "Country Boy", "Hunter Of Soul", and "80s Child". CD

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✨✧ Beach BoysPet Sounds (mono & stereo mixes) ... CD
Capitol, 1966. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the greatest records of all time – and don't you forget it! Despite the countless lines of type that have been written about this record, nothing does it full justice like an all-through listen – something we're reminded of every time we put this one on the turntable, which is a heck of a lot over the years! Brian Wilson busted his ass making this little gem – and the rest of the world, and the band, were never the same again – awash in harmonies that most other groups tried to match, set to themes of young loss, longing, and frustration that really mark an emotional development – not just in the Beach Boys, but in pop music in general. And although some of the tracks are ones you've heard a million times on oldies stations, they somehow resonate together much more strongly here – taking on new meaning as the smaller elements of each song come into constellation with each other – creating a complicated tapestry of feelings set to near-godlike orchestrations. Titles include "God Only Knows", "Caroline No", "Pet Sounds", "I Just Wasn't Made for These Times", "Wouldn't It Be Nice", and "You Still Believe In Me". Includes Mono and Stereo mixes of the whole album! CD
Also available
Pet Sounds (mono) (180 gram pressing) ... LP 22.99
Pet Sounds (stereo) (180 gram pressing) ... LP 22.99

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✨✧ David BoykinF**k All Y'all – A Farewell To 2016 ... CD
Sonic Healing Ministries, 2017. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
That's the middle finger of David Boykin on the front cover – bidding a bold farewell to the year of 2016 – with a record that offers up some of the most soul-nourishing sounds we've ever heard from the reedman! The album's got a sharper, almost funkier sound than some of Boykin's other work – a double-length performance that features David on tenor, in a group that also has James Baker on a piano that sounds electric, and which is often played in these blocky chords that fit well with the bass of Alex Wing and drums of Isaiah Spencer – all working as a cohesive trio unity, while Boykin takes off with these searing, searching solos! The mix of spiritual reeds and chunkier rhythms is almost a bit like some of the early "funk" work of Joe McPhee – but Boykin's clearly got his own agenda in the music, and comes off with a mindblowing positive sound. All tracks are long, and titles include "Coronal Mass Ejection", "Wherever You At", "Make It Count", "You Know Who You Are", and "Jaglavak". CD

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✨✧ David BoykinLove Power Magic ... CD
Sonic Healing Ministries, 2014. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the most spiritual albums we've ever heard from reedman David Boykin – a beautiful batch of long, flowing tunes that have tremendous modal energy and a very cohesive feel! We've always loved Boykin, right from the start – but here he's showing an even deeper sense of spirituality and direction – a great evolution after so many years in jazz, with a strong ability to build new ideas over a very long space – and still communicate in this universal style that transcends time and place! The package is lean – just a small cardboard sleeve – but the music is mighty, and feels like some lost underground jazz classic from the 70s. Boykin plays reeds and a bit of percussion – in a quintet with some really tremendous bass from Josh Abrams – plus piano from James Baker, guitar from Alex Wing, and drums from Marcus Evans – on the tracks "Love Power Magic", "Hyperspace", "6/10/13", and "Some Slick 8 Bar Blues". CD

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✨✧ David Boykin ExpanseHazel Boykin – Big & Fine ... CD
Sonic Healing Ministries, 2004. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great lost performance from David Boykin's Expanse group – one of the boldest forces in Chicago underground jazz a few years back! The lineup here is great – with Boykin on tenor, Nicole Mitchell on flute, Josh Abrams on bass, James Baker on piano, and Myron Cherry on drums – working together beautifully in a tribute to the late Hazel Boykin – at a level that arguably has more structure and force than even other great Boykin recordings of the time! The interplay between tenor and flute is wonderful – very complex, but also deeply soulful, and quite organic – and David's especially great, blowing with that spiritual power that really made us sit up and take notice when he first came onto the scene. Titles include "His & Hers", "1/20/03", "Eli Whitney", "Gates", and "Big & Fine". CD
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✨✧ David Boykin ExpanseSolar Suite ... CD
Sonic Healing Ministries, 2006. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A set recorded many years back by Chicago spiritualist David Boykin – but one that's finally getting its debut on record, as part of the ever-evolving rich tapestry of sounds that Boykin's been giving us since the 90s! The set here captures David at a key moment – when he was maybe turning towards even more spiritual currents from more outside performances – working with an excellent lineup that features Nicole Mitchell on flute, Josh Abrams on bass, James Baker on piano, Mike Reed on drums, Renee Baker on violin, Chinatsu Nakano on alto, and Shirazette Tinnin on congas. Both Abrams and Reed are also at key points of their development, and together with Boykin and Mitchell, they beautifully point the way forward for a new generation of Chicago expression. The piece is one long live performance, over 45 minutes in length – with segments that include "Midnight", "Sunrise", "Herukhuti", and "Enocturnal Sun". CD

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✨✧ Rita Reys5 Original Albums (Meets Oliver Nelson/Rita A Go Go/Today/Relax With Rita & Pim/Sings Antonio Carlos Jobim) (5CD set) ... CD
Philips/Universal (Germany), Mid 60s. New Copy 5CD ... Out Of Stock
A wonderful tribute to this European singer – the lovely Rita Reys, served up here in a package that features five of her best albums, all in little LP-styled sleeves! First up is a record on which Rita Reys meets Oliver Nelson – and a host of other great jazz talents, including Lee Konitz, Benny Bailey, Sahib Shihab, and Klaus Doldinger! The tracks on the set are all standards, but they're done in the tightly swinging style of Nelson's best backing work for vocalists at the time – complete with those warm tones and colors that always made his work some of our favorite in this mode. The mode is a bit different for Reys, who we normally know from more fragile settings – but it works especially well here, and almost seems to compensate for a faltering quality in her vocals at the time. Titles include "The Very Thought Of You", "Quiet Nights", "The Second Time Around", "If I Were A Bell", "Ill Wind", and "Wives & Lovers". Rita A Go Go is a wonderful live set – recorded with backings by a full orchestra led by Pim Jacobs, who bring a soulful punch to the proceedings that's really wonderful – and which helps Reys step out even more strongly than usual! Jacobs plays a bit of Hammond on the set, which is especially nice to hear next to Rita's vocals – and titles include "Call Me", "So Nice", "Sunny", "Day Tripper", "Goin Out Of My Head", and "Goodbye Sadness". Today is an incredibly groovy record from Dutch singer Rita Reys – quite possibly her grooviest ever, thanks to some very hip London touches from the Scott Walker team of Peter Knight on arrangements and Johnny Franz on production! At the end of the 60s, London was definitely one of the hippest places for a vocalist to work – a place where singers like Elis Regina, Blossom Dearie, and Ella Fitzgerald all opened up their talents tremendously. Rita does the same here – working with instrumentation that's full, flowing, and perfectly pitched to handle both the upbeat moments on the record, and the more contemplative ones – cast out over a well-chosen batch of tunes that go way beyond the standards! Titles include "The Moment Of Truth", "Soon It's Gonna Rain", "Our Language Of Love", "Sing A Rainbow", "You'd Better Love Me", "More Than You Know", and "Come Back To Me". Relax With Rita & Pim is a collection of work recorded by Dutch singer Rita Reys – all done with very jazzy backing by the Pim Jacobs Combo, a group that Rita often sang with at the time! The tunes on the set have some very groovy 60s touches – light bossa rhythms, sweet 60s approaches to rhythm, and a syncopated swing that makes the record groove a bit more than some of her other work from the time. In fact, the feel of the set's so nicely swinging, that the "relax" in the title is a bit misplaced – as out of all of Rita's records, this is the one that makes us want to get up out of the chair! Titles "Summertime", "Waltz For Debby", "Can't Buy Me Love", "Desafinado", "Bluesette", "The Boy From Ipanema", "Shadow Of Your Smile", and "Fly Me To The Moon". The last album is Rita Reys Sings Antonio Carlos Jobim – a set that shows that move into moodier modes that the vocalist took in later years – with a style that works beautifully here for the bossa compositions! Backings are by Rogier Van Otterloo, but the set also features a core combo with frequent collaborator, pianist Pim Jacobs – and the blend of piano, strings, and vocals has all the right lofty currents for these classic tunes by Jobim, with almost a mature Claus Ogerman vibe to the whole record. Titles include "Dindi", "How Insensitive", "This Happy Madness", "Triste, "Song Of The Sabia", and "Once Again". CD

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✨✧ David BoykinVictory Honor & Glory – David Boykin Live In Concert ... CD
Sonic Healing Ministries, 2001. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A raw, live set from Chicago saxophonist David Boykin – but a great little record that really reminds us of a classic 60s session on ESP! Boykin's reeds are wonderful throughout – filled with the depth of soul we might expect from Kalaparusha or Albert Ayler – and set up here in an open-ended trio with Josh Abrams on bass and Andre Beasley on drums. The tracks are all quite longish and free – but never sloppy or overindulgent – held together with a tremendous focus and presence in Boykin's horn! Titles include "Victory Honor & Glory", "Conundrum", "Big & Fine", "The King", and "Meditation For Momma Long". CD

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✨✧ David Boykin ExpanseLive At The Velvet Lounge ... CD
Sonic Healing Ministries, 2005. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
"Expanse" is a mighty big name for the group that David Boykin uses on this record – especially given that the combo's only a quintet – but that's ok with us, because the sound here is more than large enough to warrant the name! Boykin's working with a great batch of players from the Chicago scene here – including frequent musical partner Nicole Mitchell on flute, sliding wonderfully alongside David's saxophones – plus Jim Baker on piano, Josh Abrams on bass, and Mike Reed on drums. The album features two longish tracks, both composed by Boykin with a vision that's freely expressive, yet never too free – a perfect balance that reigns things in wonderfully, and which shows him to be one of the key current heirs to a Chicago tradition that runs back to the early AACM and Sun Ra! Titles include "Nuance" and "47th Street Ghost". CD

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✨✧ David Boykin ExpanseSpace Garden Mission – Live In Concert At The Velvet Lounge ... CD
Sonic Healing Ministries, 2016. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Saxophonist David Boykin never fails to blow us away – but this time around, his music seems even deeper and more ambitious than ever – as he works with his Expanse group on three long tracks that have a very spiritual mix of ensemble moments and improvised individual actions! The group's a hip one – and in addition to Boykin on tenor, bass clarinet, and a bit of percussion – the record also features Nicole Mitchell on flute, Eliel Sherman Storey on tenor, Musah Hollins on trumpet, Sean Hafeli on piano, and Avreeyal Ra on drums. Glenda Baker sings a bit, and the album's got a definite loft jazz sense of collaboration at the fringes! CD

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✨✧ Nelson RiddleRogues – Original Soundtrack ... CD
RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1964. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A wonderful lost Nelson Riddle soundtrack – scored for the "gentlemen criminal" show The Rogues, which ran briefly on NBC during the mid 60s – starring Charles Boyer, Gig Young, and David Niven! The work is some of our favorite by Riddle during the period – lightly dreamy with strings one minute, and upbeat and jazzy the next – a full summation of the genius he'd developed during his years at Capitol, and made even better by some really swinging tunes! There's almost a Henry Mancini vibe to the whole thing, but the music also shows some of Riddle's more complex approaches to scoring – and the group features performances by west coast jazz musicians who include Plas Johnson and Harry Klee on reeds, Jimmy Rowles on piano, Bob Bain on guitar, and Dick Nash on trombone. Titles include "A Rogue In Rio", "From Rogues To Riches", "Gig", "Marcel", "Ilsa", "Latin Lady", and "One For The Rogue". CD
Also available Rogues – Original Soundtrack ... LP 9.99

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✨✧ Silvery BoysDe Com Forca – Pra Frente ... CD
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1967. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The Silvery Boys have a groove that's as shimmering as their name – a unique blend of organ, guitar, bass, drums, trumpet, and trombone – the last of two which come as a nice surprise – as they glide through the other instrumentation, and bring a slightly different vibe to this garagey little set! The approach is almost like some of the work from the Texas scene around the same time – especially the way that the organ bubbles with the guitar – but there's also a distinctly Brazilian approach to the vocals and the way they come across – especially when the group sing together, in a mode that's a bit like their contemporaries The Golden Boys. (Hmmm . . . Was that the reason for the Silvery Boys name?) Most tunes are originals – and titles include "Voce E De Chorar", "Coracao De Papel", "O Paquera", "Depois De Voce Ninguem", "Nao Valo De Amor", and "Tagarela". CD

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✨✧ Willie HutchSoul Portrait/Season For Love (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/Expansion (UK), 1969/1970. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A pair of overlooked albums from the great Willie Hutch – back to back on a single CD! First up is Soul Portrait – pre-Motown work from Willie Hutch – but a great little record that really points the way towards Willie's famous sides to come in the 70s! Hutch here already sounds pretty darn great – singing with a raspy tone that reminds us a bit of Curtis Mayfield – especially given that Willie uses the same sort of righteous undercurrent as Curtis – not yet as over the top political, but brewing under nicely with a really marked sense of power! The backings are great too – all arranged by Hutch himself, and already showing some of the hipper styles that he'd bring into play in his later blacksploitation work. One of the deepest soul albums on RCA at the time – with a righteous vibe that's totally great – and filled with wonderful original tunes that include "Lucky To Be Loved By You", "Ain't Gonna Stop", "You Gotta Try", "Let Me Give You The Love You Need", "Do What You Wanna Do", and "Good To The Last Drop". Season For Love is early work from the great Willie Hutch – a set that's different than his more famous Motown music of the 70s, but which already shows a nicely ambitious approach! Willie's a warmer, sweeter-voiced singer here – working through some great original tunes of his own, plus a few well-chosen classics – all in a mix of soul and strings that definitely grooves, but which could also have gotten Hutch some bigger exposure in the larger music world as well. A few numbers are almost more in a jazz vocal territory – or at least in territory of artists like Lou Rawls or Arthur Prysock – while others have the righteous energy of Willie's later sound too. The arrangements are by Rene Hall and Perry Botkin Jr – and titles include "Season for Love", "The Shortest Distance", and "Trying To Understand A Woman", plus covers like "Hurt So Bad" and "Twelfth of Never". CD also features a bonus track – "When A Boy Falls In Love (parts 1 & 2) (45 version)". CD

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✨✧ Eddie Cleanhead VinsonBald Headed Blues – His Complete King Recordings 1949 to 1952 ... CD
King/Ace (UK), Late 40s/Early 50s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
If you've never fully exposed yourself to the genius of Eddie Cleanhead Vinson, prepare to get your mind blown – because he's a hell of a singer, a hell of an alto saxophonist, and a massive R&B talent in these early sides for King Records! Eddie's work here easily rivals contemporary King Records greatness from Roy Brown and Wynonie Harris – but maybe tops them even more, given his strong work on his own horn – blown with the lusty fullness of a tenor, and balanced with Vinson's fantastic vocals – which, at their fullest, often feel like they're blowing a fuse in a similar style to his saxophone! This is the best collection we've ever seen of these tracks – presented with great notes, beautiful sound, and even a few unissued tracks – in a total of 26 titles that include "Ashes On My Pillow", "Eddie's Bounce", "No Good Woman Blues", "Somebody Done Stole My Cherry Red", "Wineola", "My Big Brass Bed Is Gone", "Queen Bee Blues", "Jump & Grunt", "Home Boy", "Time After Time", and "The People On My Party Line". CD

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✨✧ Muddy WatersFathers & Sons (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Chess/MCA, 1969. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the biggest albums of Muddy Waters' career – a key crossover effort that has Waters as the "father" working with "sons" Paul Butterfield and Michael Bloomfield! The style here is still quite rootsy overall – and the double-length session features one album recorded in the studio, and a second done live at the Super Cosmic Joy-Scout Jamboree – key evidence of the growing hippie audience for blues like this! The core group features Waters on vocals with Otis Spann on piano, Mike Bloomfield on guitar, Paul Butterfield on harmonica, Donald Duck Dunn on bass, and Sam Lay on drums – and guest players include Phil Upchurch on bass and Buddy Miles on drums – each on one number. Titles include "All Aboard", "Mean Disposition", "Forty Days & Forty Nights", "Sugar Sweet", "Twenty Four Hours", "I'm Ready", "Walkin Thru The Park", "Got My Mojo Working (parts 1 & 2)", "The Same Thing", "Baby Please Don't Go", and "Honey Bee".Studio & live recordings. Includes the bonus prreviously unreleased tracks "Country Boy", "I Love The Lifre I Live", "Oh Yeah", "I Feel So Good". CD
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✨✧ Brian WilsonSmile ... CD
Nonesuch, Late 60s/2004. Used ... Out Of Stock
An all new recording of the lost Beach Boys masterpiece! Brian notoriously sabotaged the original album by refusing to complete some sessions, and literally destroying the masters for others. Needless to say, an official release of the unearthed Beach Boys/Van Dyke Parks epic Smile – the most famous "lost" album in the history of recorded media – is sadly impossible. Of course many of the original Smile tracks filtered out onto subsequent underrated Beach Boys albums, mostly in unfinished (but still mindblowingly great) versions, due to Brian's meltdown. Nonesuch Records, Brian Wilson and his great 10 piece band have taken their best shot at a completed vision – and it works quite well! The old Smile tracks have the unassailable beauty brought about by Brian's painstaking, tortured efforts, and they were unquestionably influenced by his heavy intake of psychedelic chemicals. Now they have ProTools. Still, the cleared psyches and enhanced technical capabilities cannot hamper the bruised beauty these tunes had from conception, and it's been adapted very, very well even it doesn't quite carry the doomed genius of Brian's late 60s work. Comes in a great deluxe package with a thick booklet. Tracks include "Our Prayer/Gee", "Heroes & Villains", "Good Vibrations", "Roll Plymouth Rock", "Barnyard", "Old Cabin Essence", "Wonderful", "Surf's Up" and more. CD
(Out of print. Includes slipcase & large booklet.)

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✨✧ VariousTuff Enuff – The Ace Blues Masters Vol 3 ... CD
Ace/West Side (UK), 1950s. Used ... Out Of Stock
24 tracks from Joe Dyson & Orchestra, Al Collins & Orchestra, Kenzie Moore, Junior Blackmon, Jesse Allen, Schoolboy Cleve, Lightnin' Slim, Sammy Meyers, Buddy Guy, Little Cameron, Guitar Reed, Frankie Fair & Jerry McCain. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousWarner Soft Rock Nuggets Vol 4 – Listen To Me ... CD
Warner (Japan), Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
There's nothing "soft" about the nuggets in this great little collection – as all the tracks here are the cream of the crop of the late 60s pop scene in the US – not super-huge hits, but instead some overlooked gems that definitely warrant the "nuggets" in the title! Most of the work here is from the Warner/Atlantic catalog – but there's also some nice bits from other labels too – and the collection focuses on the warm, breezy, completely sublime sounds that have come to be known as Sunshine Pop over the years – music that's well-produced, but very personal too – and which often has a quality that's a bit deeper than the usual oldies radio material from the time. As usual with most Japanese collections we love so much, the track selection is ultra-hip, and also includes some rare 45-only titles – with two dozen tracks in all, a good number of which we might not have heard otherwise. Titles on this fourth volume includes some nice overseas material – with the titles "A Baby's Coming" by Chris & Peter Allen, "That's Why I'm Crying" by The Ivy League, "My Little Red Book" by The Gals & Pals, "Silence Is Golden" by The Tremeloes, "Love Found A Way To My Heart" by The Sands Of Time, "Sunshine Boy" by Vicky, "She's Not Like Any Girl" by The Gibsons, "You've Got To Be Loved" by The Montanas, "Listen To Me" by The Hollies, "7:10 From Suburbia" by Jackie Trent, "The Other Side Of Love" by The Caravelles "Trinity Street" by Two Of Each, "Baby Take Me In Your Arms" by Jefferson, "On A Day Like This" by Gullivers People, "Every Day" by Danny Street, and "Move In A Little Closer Baby" by Harmony Grass. CD

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Duck BakerLes Blues Du Richmond – Demos & Outtakes 1973 to 1979 ... CD
Tompkins Square, Mid 70s. New Copy ... $15.99 16.99
A brilliant slice of early work from guitarist Duck Baker – an artist who's blossomed strongly in the jazz world in recent decades, but who here is maybe closer to the roots of earlier music – and works with this fantastic interweaving of blues, folk, swing, and early jazz modes! The style's very fitting for the overdue-issue of these early tapes on Tompkins Square – and might have even gotten Duck Baker a record on Takoma back in the 70s – and it's no surprise that the second half of the material was recorded by Stefan Grossman in the late 70s, as it shares some resonance with his own work of the time. The first 6 tracks are from demo recordings that Baker made in Richmond, the remaining are handled by Grossman – and apart from guest violin and bass on one track, all others are guitar instrumentals by Duck – and include "Homage To Leadbelly", "Doing the Raccoon", "Allah, Perhaps" "Wolverine Blues", "Les Blues De Richmond", "Fire Down There", "That Rhythm Man", "Little Boy", "The Humors of Whisky", "Sandy River Belle", and "Swedish Jig". CD
Also available Les Blues Du Richmond – Demos & Outtakes 1973 to 1979 (2018 Record Store Day Release) ... LP 18.99

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✨✧ Joe BataanYoung, Gifted, & Brown ... CD
Vampi Soul (Spain), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $18.99
An excellent collection of Joe Bataan's most soulful work for Fania records – the sort of brown-eyed classics that broke him out of the Latin ghetto, into the dreamy world of east coast indie soul! Joe's unique origins gave him a wonderful take on a soulful vocal – inflecting it with personal hardship, open emotions, and a willingness to reach out that was rare for even the best soul singers at the time. The tunes on the set are done in a mode that rivals the best harmony groups and sweet soul artists of the time – but there's also some occasional Latin touches that make them sound all the more unique! The originals have some incredible lyrics by Joe, and even the covers are completely transformed by his wonderful approach to the work. Titles include "Poor Boy", "My Cloud", "What Good Is A Castle", "Ordinary Guy", "I'm No Stranger", "I'll Be Sweeter Tomorrow", and "Unwed Mother". CD
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David BowieNew Career In A New Town – 1977 to 1982 (11CD box set) ... CD
Parlophone, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 11CD ... $119.99 149.98
Amazing music from one of our most-treasured stretches of David Bowie's career – that creatively-fertile time when he escaped to West Berlin, hid from the mainstream, and made some groundbreaking records with Brian Eno – then returned to the limelight to remind us all that he was still a hell of a force to be reckoned with! The set includes everything post-Thin White Duke, and pre-Let's Dance – a run of music that's still shaping new sounds on this planet all these many years later. The set begins with Low – the mix of experimental instrumentals and subtle vocal tracks that was a complete change from Ziggy Stardust – and follows with Heroes, Lodger, and Scary Monsters & Super Creeps – all albums that reintroduce some sense of song and lyrical interplay, but at a level that clearly indicates how important Bowie was to the generation of post-punk and new wave as his earlier work was to psych, prog, and glam! But the package isn't just a standard collection of albums – because along with those four studio records, it also features the live album Stage, presented here in two different full mixes – plus a new 2017 mix of Lodger, which really increases the edge. There's also a special Heroes EP, with all the different language versions of the song – and a very cool Re:Call 3 album – which features all the singles that were issued at the time, plus other rare material – and Bowie's very unique take on Bertolt Brecht's Baal. Titles on this album include "Alabama Song", "Crystal Japan", "Under Pressure", "Remembering Marie A", "The Drowned Girl", "The Dirty Song", "Cat People", and even his "Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy" duet with Bing Crosby. As with other entries in this complete Bowie series, the presentation is wonderful – album sleeve replicas, great packaging, and lots of notes – kind of a treasure, even if you already own some of the records! CD

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Victor Assis BrasilEsperanto/Victor Assis Brasil Toca Antonio Carlos Jobim (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Quartin/Far Out (UK), 1970. New Copy ... $12.99
A fantastic double-length set – two full albums of music, essential for any fan of Brazilian jazz – or even jazz in general! First up is Esperanto – an incredible album from one of Brazil's greatest reed players of the 70s – the mighty Victor Assis Brasil – a free-thinking spirit who really took Brazilian jazz in bold new directions at the time! The record shows Victor absorbing a lot of post-Coltrane influences, and blending them with a tight approach to rhythm – laid down here by Dom Salvador on piano (and organ), Edison Lobo on bass, and Edson Machando on drums. The group is completed by Helio Delmiro on guitar, and Claudio Roditi plays trumpet on one track – but the real highlight is the amazing reed work by Brasil, which is filled with soul and warmth, plus a deep sense of exploration. The whole session was put together by Roberto Quartin in 1970 – and it's still extremely fresh today. Titles include "Children", "Gingerbread Boy", "Senegal", and "Marilia". Next is Toca Antonio Carlos Jobim – a fantastic album from this legendary Brazilian saxophonist – and one that's way different than the usual instrumental reading of the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim! The setting is less of a bossa-inspired one than a post-Coltrane mode – as Victor Assis Brasil blows alto sax, and a bit of soprano – on long, stretched out versions of Jobim compositions – often given a bit of modal energy, thanks to the group's strong piano and organ performances by Dom Salvador. The rest of the players are all great, too – Helio Delmiro on guitar, Edson Lobo on bass, and Edison Machado on drums – all players who grew up in the bossa jazz years of the 60s, but who here are set free to explore new territory by producer Roberto Quartin. The whole thing's wonderful – and titles include "Bonita", "Wave", "So Tinha De Ser Come Voce", and "Dindi". CD also features two bonus tracks – alternate takes of "Ao Amigo Quartin" and "Marilla". CD

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Baba Brooks & OthersGay Feet – Every Night (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Doctor Bird (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $11.99
Raw grooves from the Jamaican scene of the pre-reggae years – served up here in a blend of early ska, jump up soul, and other jazzy styles of the time – all handled by Sonia Pottinger, who was the first female producer on the Kingston scene! There's a nice mix of modes going on here, and the album's a great contrast to some of the more famous Jamaican records of the time – as it really shows the criss-crossing of Caribbean influences that was still filtering into the scene, even while things were coming together with a decidedly local groove. Trumpeter Baba Brooks is one of the standouts here – and works with his group on the tracks "Mosquito Jump Up", "First Session", "Bugle Boy", "Faberge", and "Ki Salavoca" – alongside other tracks that include "Hold Your Head In Front" by Joe White & Chuck, "By The Sea" by The Saints, "Heartaches" by The Techniques, and "What Must I Say" by Claudell Clarke. CD features 12 more bonus tracks – including "The Jerk" by Granville Williams & Baba Brooks, "Cocktails For Two" by Sammy Ismay, "Lollipop Tonight" by Ken Boothe & Roy Shirley, "Contact" by Roy Richards & Baba Brooks, "Lavender Blue" by Baba Brooks, and "Brown Eyes" by The Saints. CD

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Stanley ClarkeStanley Clarke – The Definitive Collection ... CD
Columbia/Robinsongs (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $8.99
Stanley Clarke's a bassist who first got his start in the headier side of the jazz spectrum in the 70s – but by the second half of that decade, he'd transformed into something else completely – a fantastic musician who could effortlessly reach across soul, funk, and fusion – combining all the best elements into an incredible sound that was all his own! Clarke's part of a generation that might include artists like Norman Connors, George Duke, and Mtume – all artists who might have been straighter jazz had they worked in the 60s, but who really flowered in the new freedoms of the 70s – as they hit superstardom with music like this. Duke and Clarke often collaborated – and you'll hear a good deal of that work on this set – which also includes work with Howard Hewett, Herbie Hancock, and Fuse One – plus lots of Stanley Clarke solo tracks too. 2CD set features 32 tracks in all – and titles include "Concerto For Jazz Rock Orchestra", "Journey To Love", "Jamaican Boy", "Modern Man", "More Hot Fun", "The Dancer", "Silly Putty", "Heroes", "Straight To The Top", "Heaven Sent You", "We Supply", "Grand Prix", "Mothership Connection", "Funny How Time Flies", "Hideaway", "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat", "What If I Should Fall In Love", "Time Exposure", "Sweet Baby", "Wild Dog", "Rocks Pebbles & Sand", and "Hot Fun". CD

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Benjamin ClementineAt Least For Now ... CD
Virgin, 2015. New Copy ... $7.99 11.98
The fantastic first album from Benjamin Clementine – one of the most unique talents we've heard in years – and a singer with a sound that's as wonderful as it is hard to describe! At some level, there's a bit of jazz in Clementine's music – at least in the way he can croon along with his piano – but his song structure and overall presentation of the music has these deeper, richer currents – almost painterly at times, especially on some of the more string-laden numbers here – yet with earthier currents that both evoke an older European tradition, and maybe elements of the Caribbean as well. Although all these words really never do the album justice – because it's a shining jewel of its own, deserving of a full, rapturous listen – which should immediately lead to another. Titles include "Winston Churchill's Boy", "Gone", "Quiver A Little", "London", "Then I Heard A Bachelor's Cry", and "St Clementine On Tea & Croissants". CD

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John ColtraneJohn Coltrane Quartet Plays ... CD
Impulse, 1965. Used ... $6.99
Modal Coltrane at its finest – a record that almost returns the great one to the territory explored at the end of his years at Atlantic Records, but which still incorporates all of the new ideas learned afterwards! The album's actually one of the straightest that John Coltrane cut after 1964 – and it features 4 long, beautiful tracks that soar with rhythms from McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison, and Elvin Jones – topped with searing, searching work on tenor and soprano sax from Coltrane! Titles include one of the greatest readings of "Chim Chim Cheree" we've ever heard – a version that remakes the tune almost as a part 2 of "My Favorite Things" – and other titles include "Song of Praise", the classic "Nature Boy" and "Brazilia". The CD features two bonus versions of "Nature Boy", one of them live, and the bonus track "Feelin' Good"! Great stuff, and an album that ranks up there with the best of his work! CD
(Out of print MCA/Impulse pressing.)

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Sam CookeKeep Movin' On ... CD
Abkco/RCA, Early 60s. Used ... $3.99
A brilliant overview of Sam's best secular soul from the 60s – a well-done collection that contains tracks from Sam's early sessions for RCA, and which presents the material with a full set of notes by Peter Guaralnick, and complete details on all the sessions! Some of the tunes on here were hits, but there's a lot more here that are less familiar, including a few unreleased numbers – such that hearing the CD together is like finding that great, lost, no-nonsense Sam Cooke album that never really came out at the time! Titles include "Shake", "Yeah Man", "Good Times", "Falling In Love", "Meet Me At Mary's Place", "Rome (Wasn't Built In A Day)", "The Riddle Song", "A Change Is Gonna Come", "I'm Just A Country Boy", "Keep Movin On", and "There'll Be No Second Time". 23 tracks in all. CD
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Curved AirAir Cut ... CD
Warner/Esoteric (UK), 1973. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the last musical moments from Curved Air – and a record that really has the group changed up in the short time since their debut! The lineup here is different than the founding quintet, but benefits very strongly from the presence of a young Eddie Jobson – a creative talent who's just at the start of his career here, but adds in some fantastic keyboards and electric violin – with an intensity that adds a whole new layer of sound to the group, and maybe makes them even more instrumentally expressive than on their previous record. The great Martin Rushnet produced, and has a forward-thinking ear for their sound here – which sets the album apart from the prog pack – and titles include "Metamorphosis", "The Purple Speed Queen", "Armin", "UHF", "Two Three Two", "Easy", and "Elfin Boy". CD

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Johnny DarrellCalifornia Stop-Over (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
United Artists/Universal (Japan), 1970. New Copy Gatefold ... $29.99
A beautiful turn in style for Johnny Darrell – a singer who maybe hit kind of a pop/country mode in the 60s – but who here comes across with a nicely deep vibe! The cover image has kind of a lonely feel, and that spirit is definitely in he music too – as Darrell matures into a much better singer than we remember, and picks up elements of the rising country rock world too – a hip vibe that really works well for the songs on the album – which include work by Jackson Browne, Hoyt Axton, Lowell George, and DeWayne Blackwell. Titles include "These Days", "Brother River", "She's Headed For The Country", "Brother River", "Willing", "Mae Jean Goes To Hollywood", "Mama Come N Get Your Baby Boy", and "Meanwhile Back In Memphis". CD
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Miles DavisCinema Of Miles Davis ... CD
El (UK), Late 50s/1960s. New Copy ... $11.99
A compelling exploration into the use of the music of Miles Davis in film – one that begins with a famous French soundtrack from the new wave generation, then moves onto vintage Miles tunes that were used in other movies over the years! The core of the record features Davis' score to the 1957 film Ascenseur Pour L'Echafaud – one of our favorite-ever Miles Davis albums – and a stunning soundtrack that began a rich legacy of jazz scores in France! Miles recorded this material during late-night post-gig sessions with a great group that includes French players Barney Wilen, Rene Urtreger, and Pierre Michelot, plus American ex-patriot Kenny Clarke. Wilen's playing is fantastic, and it's great to hear him and Miles together on the score's spooky meandering passages. Alongside that body of work, the CD also features Davis songs that were used in a variety of films from the 70s onward – tracks that weren't written for the films, but which had strong use in movies that include Lenny, Kerouac, Tacones Lejanos, Ginger & Rosa, Talented Mr Ripley, and La Flor De Mi Secreto. These titles include "Saeta", "Blue Haze", "Tempus Fugit", "Well You Needn't", "It Never Entered My Mind", "Nature Boy", "Solea", and "Blue In Green". Also features a selection each by Lenny Bruce and Jack Kerouac! CD

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Detroit RisingCosmic Jazz Funk Adventure (with download) ... CD
Downjazz, 2018. New Copy ... $13.99 16.98
A proudly Detroit-based, Parliament/P-Funk veteran-helmed cosmic soul, funk & jazz adventure that bridges past to future! What we appreciate most is how Detroit Rising uses the sprawling Parliament Funkadelic legacy – and the project players' experience in that universe – as a springboard for a timeless cosmic soul vibe rather than replicating old school sounds. It's really about celebrating the history while looking to the future, and they do that with a diverse batch of tunes worthy of the legacy! The set features both veteran and contemporary figures from the mothership including guitarist DeWayne "Blackbyrd" McKnight on guitar, Danny Bedrosian on keys, drummers Gabe Gonzalez and Benjamin "Benzel" Cowan, singers Tonysha Nelson (George Clinton's granddaughter) & Steve Boyd, Lige Curry on bass and Greg Thomas on sax – along with United Sound Studios players Duminie Deporres & Kern Brantley and guest singer Sue Ann Carwell. Includes "Lashing Out", "Litttle Bit", "My Heart Is Frozen", "Rocket Love", "What's That You Heard?" and "Our World" – plus CD bonus tracks "With Peace & Harmony", "Fly To Freedom", "Gorgeous" and "Song #4 Part 2 Funk Instrumental". CD

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Kurt EllingGate ... CD
Concord, 2011. Used ... $6.99
Brilliant stuff from the great Kurt Elling – one of our favorite modern vocalists, pretty much from the first note we heard out of him – here covering popular tunes from the worlds of jazz, rock and soul on one of the best albums producer Don Was has worked on in years! Everything just gels wonderfully here for us – with timelessly laidback jazzy instrumentation and purely sublime vocals from Kurt. A win for for Elling, Was and the songwriters and artists they cover – who include Joe Jackson, Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder, King Crimson and more. Includes "Matte Kudasai", "Steppin' Out", "Norwegian Wood", "Nighttown Lady Bright", "Golden Lady", "Samurai Cowboy", "Blue In Green" and more. CD

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Tim HardinTim Hardin 1+ 2 ... CD
Verve/Repertoire (Germany), Mid 60s. Used ... $16.99
A pair of the greatest albums by Tim Hardin – 1 & 2 in a single package! Tim Hardin 1 is fantastically beautiful stuff! Tim emerges here as one of the true genius singer-songwriters of his generation – mixing together folksy roots, intimate jazz-inflected vocalizations, and wonderful instrumental touches from players like Gary Burton, Earl Palmer, and John Sebastian, layered over haunting strings by Artie Butler. One we'd never part with – and with classics like "Don't Make Promises", "It'll Never Happen Again", "Reason To Believe", and "Misty Roses". Tim Hardin 2 is a beautiful album that inspired lots of other artists – from Scott Walker to Leonard Nimoy! Like some of the other albums on the Verve Forecast imprint, this set combines the hip, jazzy Verve aesthetic with parent label MGM's pop sensibilities, which add up to some great settings for Hardin's down to earth singer songwriter approach! Includes the classic "If I Were A Carpenter" , plus "Red Baloon", "Black Sheep Boy", and "Lady Came From Baltimore". CD
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Jimmy HelmsJimmy Helms (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Oracle/Creole Stream (Japan), Late 60s. Used ... $14.99
Early work from Jimmy Helms – an American soul singer, but one who recorded more famously later on in the UK – heard here on his full length debut! The set was put together at a time when Jimmy was getting some exposure on the Merv Griffin Show (the cover shot is from one appearance) – and the style here is kind of a hip blend of jazz and soul, wrapped around a nice mix of familiar tunes and even better unusual ones! Helms later had fame on the stage, and he's definitely got an expressive style of singing – a mature mode that's different than crossover soul singers of the time, and which has echoes of hip cats like Walter Jackson and Arthur Prysock in both his phrasing, and some of the arrangements he gets on the tunes. Titles include "I Was A Boy When You Needed A Man", "Like A Young Bird", "Listen", "Iliane", "Air Of Confusion", "Until It's Time For You To Go", "Light My Fire", and "Hey Jude". CD
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Jimi HendrixBlues ... CD
Sony/MCA, Late 60s. Used ... $3.99
The brilliant bluesy side of Hendrix – great stuff recorded from '66-'70 – including his most blues based originals and incredible covers! Bluesy it is, but it's also Jimi – with the soaring, loose and massively influential lead guitar grooves and many of which went unreleased until the 90s – and remains among the most essential of posthumous Hendrix releases. Includes "Hear My Train A Comin'" (acoustic and electric versions), "Born Under A Bad Sign", "Catfish Blues", "Red House", "Voodoo Chile Blues", "Mannish Boy", "Once I Had A Woman", "Jam 292" and "Electric Church Red House". CD

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Lena HorneStormy Weather – With Lennie Hayton's Orchestra (Japanese pressing) ... CD
RCA/BMG (Japan), Mid 50s. Used ... $4.99
One of Lena Horne's greatest albums of the 50s – a rock-solid effort that takes its name from her famous film appearance of the 40s, but which features some wonderfully sophisticated songs in a very postwar mode! As with other RCA dates of the time, the orchestra's handled by Lena's partner Lennie Hayton – and has a nice jazzy pitch, especially on tunes that feature trumpet solos from Charlie Shavers. Titles include "Summertime", "Mad About The Boy", "Tomorrow Mountain", "Ridin On The Moon", "I Wonder What Became Of Me", and "Just One Of Those Things". CD features 10 more bonus tracks – including "Come Runnin", "From This Moment On", "I Have Dreamed", "Sweet Thing", "That Old Feeling", and "What's Right For You". CD
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ImpressionsOne By One/Riding High ... CD
ABC/Kent (UK), 1965/1966. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
2 classic albums from the ABC Records years of The Impressions – back to back on a single CD! One By One is classic 60s Impressions material, with the legendary lineup firmly in place, and the great Johnny Pate handling all arrangements – really giving them that sense of righteous power that pushed their music past a lot of the previous group soul sounds of the Chicago scene – with a sophistication in both the instrumentation and harmonies that's completely sublime! The album mixes Curtis Mayfield compositions – like "Lonely Man", "Just One Kiss From You", "Falling In Love With You" – with special Impressions' takes on tunes that include "My Prayer", "Without A Song", "Answer Me, My Love", "I Want To Be With You", and "Nature Boy", which the group does incredibly well. Proof that the Impressions could shine, whatever the setting! Riding High is a record in which the title and cover say it all – because The Impressions are at the top of their game – riding high on a tremendous wave of soul, and soaring forth with a sense of pride and power few other groups could match! Maestro Johnny Pate is on board to handle the arrangements and production – and he helps Curtis Mayfield and the group reach a sound that's sophisticated throughout, but still retains a deeply personal sensibility. The harmonies are tremendous – never too sweet or too smooth, and always with that slightly fragile quality that made The Impressions one of the most human soul groups of their era. Nearly all the tunes are originals from Curtis – and titles include "Riding High", "Too Slow", "Man's Temptation", "I'm A Telling You", and "I Need To Belong To Someone". CD

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Jan & DeanFilet Of Soul Redux – The Rejected Master Recordings ... CD
Liberty/Omnivore, 1965. New Copy ... $9.99 16.99
One of the strangest records ever made – and a set that, in late 1965, may well put Jan & Dean ahead of The Beatles or Beach Boys for very experimental production! The set features the duo's original, rejected version of the album Filet Of Soul – not the one that was issued on album back in the 60s, but the set that the group recorded in a bizarre melange of music, sound effects, and even a bit of stoned-out jokes – all standing next to their familiar records like The Monkees' Head stood next to their TV show! The pair were always pretty goofy in their live sets, and that definitely comes through here – as the core part of the music was live, then augmented in the studio – but they're also even more over the top in their presentation here, and either sound completely light-headed from long hours in the studio, or from some other substance instead. There's a few of the familiar songs that were heard on the final album – but they're layered here in so many different odd elements and sounds, the result is like some baroque collage of 60s pop and studio extremes. Titles include "Prelude/Honolulu Lulu", "Boys Down At The Plant/Cathy's Clown/Pigeon Joke", "Beatle Part Of Our Portion/Rhythm Section Introduction/Michelle/Whistling Dixie", "We Want Jan & Dean/Norwegian Wood", "You've Got To Hide Your Love Away", and "Hang On Sloopy/Jan & Dean They'll Be Back". CD

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Jim & JesseDiesel On My Tail ... CD
Epic/Retroworld (UK), 1967. New Copy ... $13.99
A great truck-themed album from bluegrass duo Jim & Jesse – one of those key records that shows the strange but fantastic merger of diesel themes and acoustic instrumentation! Most of the tunes here are tracks first made famous by other singers, but there's a great presentation that transforms the songs into Jim & Jesse's own – with balanced production by Billy Sherrill that brings in some key 60s country elements at times – but also leaves the boys to work with plenty of interplay of their own too. Titles include "Truck Drivin Man", "Lovin Machine", "Hot Rod Race", "Diesel On My Tail", "Sam's Place", "Ballad Of Thunder Road", "Girl On The Billboard", and "Tijuana Taxi". CD

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LoveForever Changes (50th anniversary edition – 4CD/DVD/LP set) ... CD
Elektra, 1967. New Copy 4CD, DVD & LP set (reissue)... $92.99 99.99
What can we say? This is one of the greatest albums of all time! The record's got a sound that's completely unique – as crack LA garage punk rock meets Hollywood baroque production, and the result is an amazing bit of loud guitar noise backed by strings and horns, all graced by the godlike vocals of the great Arthur Lee. Forever Changes is a milestone in rock – an incredibly bleak document about insanity, escape, and the coming revolution that never happened. Think of all the best moments of Wild In The Streets, Zabriske Point, and Invocation of My Demon Brother rolled into one – and you'll only have a tiny slice of the picture! A record that will haunt us until the day we die – filled with incredible songs like "Alone Again Or", "Old Man", "Daily Planet", "Red Telephone", and "Maybe The People Would Be The Times Or Between Clark & Hilldale". This fantastic package is the most comprehensive we've ever seen of the album – one that maybe even outdoes efforts like this for records by The Beach Boys or Velvet Underground! CD1 features the album in stereo, CD 2 features the album in mono, CD 3 features an obscure alternate mix, and CD4 features singles and outtakes – including "Wonder People (outtake)", "Alone Again Or (mono single)", "Laughing Stock", "Your Mind & We Belong Together (tracking session highlights)", "Wooly Bully (outtake)", "Hummingbirds (demo)", "A House Is Not A Motel (single)", "Red Telephone (tracking session)", "Live & Let Live (backing track)", "Andmoreagain (alt electric backing track)", and "A House is Not A Motel (backing track)". Also comes with a DVD that features 24/96 remaster of the album – and a rare promo film from 1968! Also includes the album on 180 gram vinyl. And includes a booklet with liner notes, including track by track notes by author Ted Olson. CD
(50th anniversary numbered limited edition pressing!)

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LuluLulu/Heaven & Earth & The Stars ... CD
Chelsea/Edsel (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $9.99 13.99
A pair of albums from British pop singer Lulu – one of which features a surprising collaboration with David Bowie! First up is the self-titled Lulu from 1972, a soulful set from the singer – one that's not nearly as well-known as her late 60s classics, but a record that shows that she'd really absorbed a heck of a lot of soul music influence from her work in America! The album's got strong production from Wes Farrell – never too polished, but tight enough to give the maturing singer just the right sort of support – as she puts her own touches on tunes from American rock and soul of the previous few years. Titles include a great remake of "Easy Evil", plus "Make Believe World", "A Boy Like You", "I Wish", "Could It Be Forever", "Do Right Woman", "Funny How Time Slips Away", and "Hold On To What You've Got". Heaven & Earth & The Stars is a bit of a mixed bag in terms of content – but a set that holds some great surprises too! Perhaps the greatest of these is Lulu's collaboration with David Bowie and Mick Ronson on versions of "The Man Who Sold The World" and "Watch That Man" – both pretty fantastic, and given maybe a bit more mid 70s polish than the originals, but with more than enough of Ronson's guitar to tie them strongly to the original Bowie recordings. The album also includes the great James Bond theme tune "The Man With The Golden Gun" – which is a real standout, and very much in the best legacy of Bond title tunes. Other titles include "Take Your Mama For A Ride (parts 1 & 2)", "Boy Meets Girl", "Baby I Don't Care", and "Old Fashioned Girl". CD

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✨✧ Nicole Mitchell's Black Earth Ensemble & EnsembleMoments Of Fatherhood ... CD
Rogue Art (France), 2016. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
A beautiful large ensemble project from flautist Nicole Mitchell – and a set that shows just how far she's come in her music over the years! Mitchell has always been wonderful, but there's something especially visionary in this project – as there seem to be larger ideas at play informing the different tones and textures of the musicians, yet still the unified spirituality that always marks Nicole's music – that special blend that really sets her apart from so many of her contemporaries, and which makes her one of the few forces to still carry on the rich legacy of Chicago's AACM, and groups like Art Ensemble Of Chicago or 8 Bold Souls! The songs here come together in this really fantastic way – sometimes feeling improvised at their initial moments, but soon taking flight in these amazing colors that come from the mix of harp, vibes, cello, violin, flute, and saxophone sounds – a tonal depth we've never heard in Nicole's music before, and which marks a huge step forward for her as a composer. Yet the music also has all the core organic energy of other Mitchell recordings – thanks to a collaborative lineup that includes David Boykin on tenor, Aruan Ortiz on piano, Benjamin Duboc on bass, Helene Breschand on harp, Sylvain Kassap on clarinets, Renee Baker on violin, Cesar Carcopino on drums and vibes, and Anais Moreau on cello. Titles include "Only One Like Him", "Building Stuff", "Cold Hard Facts", "Explorers", "Listening", "A Piece Of Advice", and "Towards Excellence". CD

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James MoodyReturn From Overbrook – Last Train From Overbrook/Flute N The Blues ... CD
Argo/Chess, 1956/1958. Used ... $12.99
Last Train From Overbrook, a wonderful album from Moody – one of his "comeback" albums for Chess/Argo, recorded after his release from the Overbrook institution, hence the title. By this point, Moody was writing and playing with much more of an edge than during his bebop days – and the record certainly shows that – not only on the title track "Last Train From Overbrook", a jumpy little number that became one of the big new tunes in Moody's book, but on the whole album, which features some well-conceived large charts written by Johnny Pate. Pate and Moody wrote the bulk of the songs, too – and titles include "Yvonne", "Brother Yusef", "The Moody One", "There She Goes", "Tico Tico", and "Why Don't You". Flute N The Blues is one of James Moody's first albums for Argo – and an album that features him shifting from tenor sax over to flute – and playing in a slyly seductive way that would have great implications for generations of soul jazz musicians for years to come! The sound here is never sleepy – and instead shows the flute to be a perfect vehicle for creating more sensitive colors and tones in jazz – in a way that's also offset by a bit of work on alto and tenor on the album as well. The group features some excellent work from trumpeter Johnny Coles and baritonist Pee Wee Moore – plus some sparkling arrangements from pianist Jimmy Boyd – and Eddie Jefferson joins in on 3 great vocal numbers. Titles include "Birdland Story", "I Cover The Waterfront", "Breaking The Blues", "Easy Living", "Richard's Blues", and "Boo's Tune". 20 tracks in all. CD
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Os MutantesDivina Comedia Ou Ando Meio Desligado ... CD
Universal (Brazil), 1970. New Copy ... About May 25, 2018
The third album from the legendary Os Mutantes – part of the essential trio of sides released during the Tropicalia years! The record's got a sound that's tighter and a bit more straightforward than their previous efforts – stricter song formats, and styles that lean heavily on rockish guitars and organ. But as the odd cover images on the front and back will attest, the band is still in a very creatively arty mode here – still working strongly with arranger Rogerio Duprat, in a wash of sounds and moods that fold contemporary music back upon itself with plenty of odd twists, turns, and surprises! Titles include "Desculpe Baby", "Oh Mulher Infiel", "Quem Tem Medo De Brincar De Amor", "Hey Boy", "Halleluia", "Ave, Lucifer", and "Meu Refrigerador Nao Funciona". CD

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PersuasionsMore Than Before/I Just Want To Sing With My Friends (with bonus tracks) ... CD
A&M/Playback, 1974. New Copy ... $7.99 15.98
A pair of Persuasions albums on a single CD – with bonus tracks too! First up is I Just Want To Sing With My Friends – a great little record from the Persuasions – and a bit different than their earlier work, too! Unlike a lot of the group's other records from the early 70s – most of which are all-acapella – this one features the group's rich harmony vocals backed by some heavier funk arrangements. Far from wrecking their sound, this approach actually makes them sound a lot better – and pulls them more into a contemporary soul vein, and away from the roots and rock crowd – finally letting The Persuasions shine in the same galaxy as other 70s harmony soul groups! Titles include "Persuasions Theme", "I Just Want To Sing With My Friends", "A Lonesome Love Song", and "Island". More Than Before is a record that returns the Persuasions back to the all-acapella modes of their roots – a live recording by A&M Records, done with little in the way of added percussion or fanfare – which makes the whole thing feel as if the group were still singing on a street corner – although one that's also located in front of a very appreciative audience in LA! Titles include "Occapella", "Lay Back", "We're All Goin Home", "Gonna Keep On Tryin Til I Win Your Love", and "Beauty's Only Skin Deep". CD also features bonus tracks – the great "Darlin", a sweet soul remake of the Beach Boys tune – plus long and short versions of "One Thing On My Mind". CD

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Gregory PorterNat King Cole & Me (deluxe edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Blue Note (Netherlands), 2017. New Copy ... $14.99 23.98
The great Gregory Porter in a very different setting than usual – working here with larger backings from an entire orchestra, as part of the album's tribute to Nat King Cole during his glory days at Capitol Records! The style here isn't the King Cole Trio vibe of the mid 40s, but instead that lush, larger approach of the 50s – when Nat took his jazz roots and transformed them into something even more sophisticated and powerful, at a level that also helped raise both his profile and that of many of his contemporaries – opening the door for generations of musical growth to come. Porter pays back that monumental favor – by turning his amazing vocals loose on a host of standards from the Nat Cole songbook – with core backing by a quartet that features Christian Sands on piano, Reuben Rogers on bass, and Ulysses Owens on drums – plus a bit of guest trumpet from Terence Blanchard. Arrangements and orchestrations are by Vince Mendoza – and titles include "Smile", "Nature Boy", "Love", "Quizas Quizas Quizas", "Mona Lisa", "When Love Was King", "Miss Otis Regrets", "The Christmas Song", "I Wonder Who My Daddy Is", and "Pick Yourself Up". A great special edition – in a hardcover book-like package, with pages of notes inside – and bonus tracks "But Beautiful", "Sweet Lorraine", and "For All We Know". CD
Also available Nat King Cole & Me ... LP 24.99

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✨✧ Sun RaCymbals/Symbols Sessions – New York City 1973 (2018 Record Store Day Release) ... CD
Modern Harmonic, 1973. New Copy 2CD ... $25.99
A lost slice of work from Sun Ra's early 70s years on Impulse Records – one of the few new recordings created for his association with that label (most of the titles were reissues of earlier Saturn albums) – but one that was never issued at the time! Cymbals saw some release later, during the 90s – but this package really expands on that album by adding in a whole extra set of recordings from what appear to be the same sessions – and which really flesh out the vibe of the performance! The core group is a sextet – with Ra at the helm on some of his cool electric keyboards – including minimoog, rocksichord, and Gibson Kalamazoo – with acoustic work from Eloe Omoe on bass clarinet, Tal Ebah on trumpet, Ronny Boykins on bass, Harry Ar on drums, and Derek Morris on congas. Much of the core music explores a tension between Ra's cosmic keys and the more earthy sound of the acoustic instruments – but the added material here opens up some nicely different moods, and makes the whole thing explode with deep colors. Titles on Cymbals include "Land Of The Day Star", "Thoughts Under A Dark Blue Light", "The Mystery Of Two", and "The World Of The Invisible" – and added tracks include "Space Landing", "Of Drastic Measures", "Of Otherness", "The Universe Is Calling", and "Destination Of The Known Universe". CD
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Sun RaJazz In Silhouette ... CD
Saturn/Evidence, 1958. Used ... $7.99
Sun Ra's really moving forward with this classic set – refining the sound of his Chicago-based Arkestra, and reaching for new territory that moves him way past familiar jazz modes! The cover bills the group as playing "music from tomorrow's world" – and you can definitely hear that on some titles here, including one number that features Ra on some really haunting celeste, and another that features Marshall Allen making weird noises with his mouthpiece! The group is all greats from the old days – John Gilmore on tenor, Marshall Allen on flute, Pat Patrick on baritone and flute, James Spaulding on alto and flute, Hobart Dotson on trumpet, Charles Davis on baritone, and Ronnie Boykins on bass – and titles include "Hours After", "Saturn", "Ancient Ethiopia", and "Blues At Midnight". CD

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Michael RaultIt's A New Day Tonight ... CD
Wick/Daptone, 2018. New Copy ... On May 18, 2018 (delayed)
Buzzing and sunny power pop on a level that's rarely reached post-millennium! Michael Rault wouldn't only be filed so close to the Raspberries in your record collections because of the Ra-, he's a genuine torch carrier for sounds pioneered by bands of that ilk – a mix of sweetness and grit with tuneful songs, bright vocals, fuzzy guitars and rhythms. Recorded at Daptone's House Of Soul in Brooklyn, it's pretty wonderful how the old school mojo that imbues funk & soul records made there works its way onto sunny psych/power, too – but all credit to Rault's voice and songcraft! Includes "I'll Be There", "New Day Tonight", "Sleep With Me", "Oh, Clever Boy", "Sitting Still", "Dream Song", "Pyramid Scheme", "Out Of The Light", "Sleeping And Smiling" and "When The Sun Shines". CD
Also available
It's A New Day Tonight (limited lavender colored vinyl pressing – withn download) ... LP 18.99
It's A New Day Tonight (with download) ... LP 18.99

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Judee SillJudee Sill (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Asylum/Warner (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... About May 25, 2018
A milestone in the adventurous folk rock canon of the early 70s – and the first of 2 incredible albums by Judee Sill for Asylum Records! Judee Sill the album isn't quite as grandly arranged of a set as her slightly more country-leaning Heart Food opus that followed a couple years later – but it still soars with a baroque beauty and gorgeous vocals by Judee. A landmark album that's finally getting the respect that was long elusive – and a benchmark set of folk baroque sounds and alluringly spiritual songs! Tracks include "Crayon Angels", "The Phantom Cowboy", "The Archetypal Man", "The Lamb Ran Away With The Crown", "Jesus Was A Cross Maker", "Ridge Rider", "My Man Of Love", "Enchanted Sky Machines", "Abracadabra" and more. CD

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