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✨✧ Ray CharlesGenius + Soul = Jazz ... LP
Impulse, 1960. Very Good Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A wonderful chapter in the career of Ray Charles – and a key album in helping raise his respect level a notch or two in the early 60s! We might argue with the mathematics in the title – or at least joke that Ray was using equations as titles years before Anthony Braxton – but you can't contest the fact that this one's a classic treat, and a legendary attempt to class up Ray's bluesy style for the masses. Quincy Jones and Ralph Burns handled the arrangements, and given that the record was issued by ABC a few years before they brought Ray into a country mode, it's interesting to think what might have happened had his career continued this way. There's only a small number of vocal tracks on the record, and most of the rest feature Ray at the organ, grooving away very nicely! Titles include "One Mint Julep", "Moanin", "I've Got News For You", "Mister C", and "Stompin Room Only". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange & black label mono pressing with RVG stamp.)

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Dezron DouglasSoul Jazz ... CD
Venus (Japan), 2017. New Copy ... $29.99
Bassist Dezron Douglas is always a name we look for on a record – and although this set is one of the few he's ever given us as a leader, his playing and approach never let us down! For the set, Douglas revisits a number of older soul tracks, but in a way that's completely instrumental – much more complicated than the 60s soul jazz modes you might expect from title, with a wonderfully changing sense of rhythm and flow that's abetted by work from Donald Brown on piano and Willie Jones III on drums – both working at a level that matches their own great records as leaders. Saxophonist Jimmy Greene blows both tenor and soprano sax on the album – adding an important voice over the top – and titles include "Hey There Lonely Girl", "I Want You", "Tears Of A Clown", "Cupid", "Ooh Baby Baby", "Having A Party", and "So Amazing". CD

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Red Garland/Kenny Burrell/Jackie McLeanSoul Jazz Vol 1 – All Mornin Long/All Day Long/Lights Out ... LP
Prestige/Bluesville, Late 50s. Very Good ... $7.99
A special package that brings together 3 of the best blowing session numbers recorded by Prestige at the end of the 50s – all of which are perfect examples of the genre at its best! First up is "All Morning Long", recorded by Red Garland with a group that includes John Coltrane and Donald Byrd – all with plenty of room to blow, as the track takes up all of side one! Side two features the follow up "All Day Long", by the Prestige All Stars with Kenny Burrell, Donald Byrd, Frank Foster, and Tommy Flanagan – followed by Jackie McLean's classic "Lights Out", played by a group that also includes Donald Byrd and Elmo Hope! LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Prestige pressing, in a white cover with a Status logo. Cover has a split spine & top seam.)

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Music CompanyRubber Soul Jazz ... CD
Mirwood/BGP (UK), 1966. New Copy ... $5.99 14.99
One of the grooviest takes on The Beatles we've ever heard – served up by a hip group of LA players led by pianist Don Randi! The style here is very hard and percussive – more soulful and swinging than the original tunes on the Rubber Soul album, and often done with a tightly vamping set of rhythms that are halfway between instrumental soul and early funk! The rest of the players include the Hal Blain and John Clauder on drums, Julius Wechter on percussion, Tommy Tedesco on guitar, Gary Coleman on vibes, and Hal Gordon on congas – all coming together in a soulful blend that really transforms these tunes. The overall feel is a bit like other piano-heavy soul jazz groovers from the LA scene of the 60s – particularly the work of the Harold Johnson Sextet – and Randi's piano is recorded way upfront in the mix, really dominating the tunes with a strongly rhythmic quality. Titles include "Norwegian Wood", "It's Only Love", "Run For Your Life", ""Think For Yourself", "You Won't See Me", "The Word", and "I'm Looking Through You". CD

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VariousJazz Toys – An Inspiring Selection Of European Soul, Jazz & Fusion Grooves From The Past ... CD
Perfect Toy (Germany), 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... $0.99
Don't let the title or the bunny on the cover put you off, because there's nothing toy-like about these tunes – and the package is an excellent batch of rare German grooves put together with the same high level as other collections on the Perfect Toy label! Ex-Spinning Wheel mainman Marcus Hacker put together this one – and the grooves remind us a lot of some of the older SW sound library compilations – all awash in flavors borrowed from Brazilian bossa, American funk, Brit easy, and other genres – remodeled into a German economic miracle mode by a variety of jazz and studio players! The sound here is really really fresh – funky, but with lots of odd little touches and unusual instrumentation – a bit in the In Kraut mode, but more direct overall, and slightly less kitschy (although the set does have a few charming moments in that respect.) A number of tracks have vocals – some sung, some scatted – and titles include "Photographs" by Swegas, "Cameleon" by Kaate Frits Quartet, "Drift" by Orchester Heinz Kiessling, "Soul Samba" by The Earthquakers, "Guarana Guaranar" by Grupo Veneno, "Sara" by The Voices, "I Mimi" by Idili Tsaliki, and "Memories Of Yesterday" by Othella Dallas. CD

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✨✧ VariousLa Guepe Vol 2 – Deep Inside The French Library Music (Soul, Jazz, Funk, Afro, & Easy Tracks From The Vault) ... LP
Dare Dare/Pulp Flavor (France), 1999. Very Good+ ... $24.99
Excellent lost funk tracks from the French studio scene of the 70s! We've never seen any of these on the original vinyl – and just about every cut is culled from a rare French jazz, soundtrack, or instrumental LP! There's a whopping 17 tracks in all, and the groove ranges from Blacksploitation funky to breakbeat moog to De Wolfe groovy – with lots of other grooves in between. Cuts include "Slag Machine" by Patrick Abrial, "Happy Smith" by Michel Gonet, "Exciting Mrs. Brown" by April Orchestra, "Coulc Ah!" by Francois Rolland, "Generique" by Philippe Sarde, "Aerospatial" by Janko Nilovic, "Afro-Disiac" by Bernard Estardy, and "Kiss This" by Claude Denjean. Lots more grooviness, and a very nice package that's filled with cuts we've never heard before! LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousPlus Rare Que Rare! – Soul, Funk, Jazz Et Bresilien Indispensible ... LP
White Label, 1999. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Very nice mix of rare funk and Brazilian tracks, with lots that we never ever see on wax! There's a very groovy edge to this one, as you might guess from titles like "Song For Suzy" by Dudley Moore, "See & Don't See" by Queenie Lyons, "Ursula" by Michael Garrick, "Crying Bag" by Shades Of Joy, and "Simbarere" by Antonio Carlos E Jocafi. No proper cover – and just a white cover sticker – but really a great bunch of tunes! LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousSoul Jazz Sessions – Dancefloor Favourites From The Soul Jazz Scene ... CD
Union Square (UK), 1970s/1980s/1990s. Used 2 CDs ... $12.99
... CD
(Out of print. Includes slipcase.)

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VariousSoul Jazz Singles 2008 to 2009 ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), 2008/2009. Used 2 CDs ... $8.99
Cuts from the modern edge of the Soul Jazz Records blade – exclusive singles released by Soul Jazz in a fairly short stretch – and compiled here in this massive 2CD set for a great price! Soul Jazz might be best known for their unbeatable vintage reggae, dub and funk compilations, but their ear for excellent modern club ready material can't be overlooked. This compilation features nice bits of atmospheric club beat craft, baile funk, tripped out Euro disco, dubstep and more!. Tracks including ""Carla", "Core" and "Dayrider" by Ramadanman, "I Go To The Doctor" (main version and CSS remix) by Tetine, "Solution" by Kalbata feat Clapper Priest, "Drums Of No Return" and "Travelling" by Kutz, "Kuwait" and "Macula" by Secundo, "Rita" and "99 Seconds" by Matias Aguayo, Genesis" by Goth Trad, "Fighting Talk" and "Chamber Dub" by Pinch and more! CD

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VariousSoul Jazz Volume 2 (Bluesville) ... LP
Prestige/Bluesville, Early 60s. Very Good- ... $11.99
Includes "Cool Grits" by Willis Jackson, "Enough Said" by Bill Jennings, "The Rev" by Eddie Lockjaw Davis, and "Blue Hymn" by Gene Ammons. LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label prestige pressing.)

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VariousSoul Survivors – A Dance, Disco, Boogie Jazz, & Fusion Selection ... CD
Expansion (UK), 2016. New Copy ... $11.99
A really wonderful title for this excellent little collection – as the package is overflowing with tremendous work from artists who've really held onto their soulful strengths over the years! Some of the artists are older ones, others are part of the Neo Soul underground of the past decade or two – and together, the tracks are united in a wonderfully positive, wonderfully upbeat groove – of the sort that reminds us why we love soul music in the first place! Titles include "When You Feel What Love Has" by Lenny Fontana with D-Train, "Get Your Head Out The Phone (funky dance mix)" by Bill Curtis & Friends with The Fatback Band, "Whatever It Takes" by Angela Johnson, "Open Sesame" by Beggar & Co, "Don't Hide Your Wings" by Eric Roberson, "Ordinary Day (Scratch Professor retwist" by Omar, "In The Open Space" by Vladimir Cetkar, "Beta Waves" by Nu-Era, "Round & Round (old school mix)" by The Pasadenas, "Don't Go (Shane D's solar club mix)" by DJ Skip with Shalamar, "Heaven (Frankie Valentine rmx)" by MODE with Leroy Burgess, and "Show Me Love (Yam Who rework)" by Incognito with Carleen Anderson. CD

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VariousSuper Breaks – Essential Funk, Soul & Jazz Samples and Breakbeats ... LP
BGP/Ace (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP ... $16.99 22.99
Way more than just a typical collection of rare funk and soul – as the selections here not only meet the stunningly high standards of the BGP label – but they've also been sampled in more recent years for hip hop records and other contemporary recordings! Essentially, you've got the best of both worlds – vintage funk from the late 60s and early 70s – brought together in a great collection – and work that's gone onto form the blueprint for contemporary urban sounds as well – which means you'll probably recognize some or part of most of these songs from their use in more contemporary recordings. Nearly every cut's been sampled at least more than once – and titles include "Blind Alley" by The Emotions, "Chick A Boom" by Pazant Brothers, "Eva" by Jean Jacques Perry, "Walk Tall" by Cannonball Adderley, "Baby Let Me Take You In My Arms" by Detroit Emeralds, "Bouncy Lady" by Pleasure, "Tramp" by Lowell Fulson, "Take Yo Praise" by Camille Yarbrough, "Thinking Single" by The Counts, "Different Strokes" by Syl Johnson, "Ike's Mood" by Isaac Hayes, "What A Man" by Linda Lynell, and "Smokey Joe's La La" by Googie Rene. Funky funky! LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousSuper Breaks 3 – Essential Funk, Soul & Jazz Samples and Breakbeats ... CD
BGP/Ace (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $10.99 18.99
More funky breaks than Evel Knevel after the Snake River Canyon jump! The groove hounds at BGP records were set loose on the Ace catalog – which includes holdings from Atlantic, Stax, Volt, Westbound, and other funky classic labels – and they managed to come up with a killer batch of funky cuts, even though this is their 3rd dip into the crates! If anything, perhaps they dipped even deeper this time – especially as some of the once-trusted sources for breaks, like the famous Ultimate Breaks & Beats series, are now disappearing from the market. Titles include "Soul Pad" by The Coasters, "I Walk On Gilded Splinters" by Johnny Jenkins, "T Plays It Cool" by Marvin Gaye, "Nappy Dugout" by Funkadelic, "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" by Jimmy Ponder, "Get Out Of My Life Woman" by The Mad Lads, "The Rose" by 50 Foot Hose, "Holy Ghost" by The Bar Kays, "No Strings Attached" by The Mad Lads, "After Laughter Comes Tears" by Wendy Rene, "River's Invitation" by Freddie Robinson, "This House Is Smokin" by BT Express, "Music Man (parts 1 & 2)" by Pleasure Web, and "I'm Afraid The Masquerade Is Over" by David Porter. CD

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✨✧ Roy AyersStoned Soul Picnic (32 Jazz version) ... CD
32 Jazz/Atlantic, 1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An early album as a leader from the great Roy Ayers – a set that captures the vibes man at a time when he'd been working on the west coast soul jazz scene, and was stepping into even greater fame in the group of Herbie Mann! Yet this set is definitely Roy's own – kind of an introduction to the more righteous sounds he'd pursue in the 70s, set up in an instrumental mode with great help from Herbie Hancock on piano, Gary Bartz on alto, Charles Tolliver on trumpet, and Hubert Laws on flute – all ultra-hip players who really bring a lot to the record! And despite the colorful cover, and its reference of a pop hit, there's a much deeper vibe going on here – on titles that include a great version of Jobim's "Wave" – done like we've never heard it before – plus the original cuts "What The People Say", "Lil's Paradise", and "A Rose For Cindy". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Curtis Fuller, Booker Little, Mal Waldron, et alSoul Of Jazz Percussion ... LP
Warwick, 1960. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really unique album of soul jazz and percussion – very similar to some of Art Blakey's experiments on Blue Note around the same time! Players include Curtis Fuller on trombone, Mal Waldron on piano, Booker Little and Donald Byrd on trumpets, Bill Evans on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Pepper Adams on baritone – all working in a soulful style of hardbop, but with lots of added percussion at the core! The percussion takes the form (mostly) of booming drumming which augments the deep grooves of the tracks – and titles include "Ping Pong Beer", "November Afternoon", "Call to Arms", and "Witchfire". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original white logo pressing with deep groove – nice and clean!)

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✨✧ Jaco PastoriusTruth, Liberty & Soul – Live in NYC – The Complete 1982 NPR Jazz Alive ... CD
Resonance, 1981. New Copy 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A famous broadcast performance by this legendary bassist – but one that's presented here in a version that features 40 minutes of music that never aired on the original program! This well-recorded set captures Jaco Pastorius at his height – after a huge step forward in sound and style in the 70s – to a time when he was exploring so many new ideas, and new ways of expressing himself on the electric bass – an instrument that he completely transformed for generations to come! The group's a large one – Jaco's Word Of Mouth ensemble – with Bob Mintzer on tenor and soprano sax, Randy Brecker on trumpet, Peter Erskine on drums, and Don Alias on percussion – plus Othello Molineaux on some mighty cool steel drums. There's a larger horn section, too – and Toots Theielmans plays a bit of guest harmonica – and most tracks are nice and long. Titles include "Okonkole Y Trompa", "Three Views Of A Secret", "Invitation", "Soul Intro/The Chicken", "Twins", "Bass & Drum Improvisation", "Reza/Giant Steps", and "Mr Fonebone". CD

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✨✧ Jaco PastoriusTruth, Liberty & Soul – Live in NYC – The Complete 1982 NPR Jazz Alive (3LP set – 180 gram pressing) (2017 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Resonance, 1982. New Copy 3LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A famous broadcast performance by this legendary bassist – but one that's presented here in a version that features 40 minutes of music that never aired on the original program! This well-recorded set captures Jaco Pastorius at his height – after a huge step forward in sound and style in the 70s – to a time when he was exploring so many new ideas, and new ways of expressing himself on the electric bass – an instrument that he completely transformed for generations to come! The group's a large one – Jaco's Word Of Mouth ensemble – with Bob Mintzer on tenor and soprano sax, Randy Brecker on trumpet, Peter Erskine on drums, and Don Alias on percussion – plus Othello Molineaux on some mighty cool steel drums. There's a larger horn section, too – and Toots Theielmans plays a bit of guest harmonica – and most tracks are nice and long. Titles include "Okonkole Y Trompa", "Three Views Of A Secret", "Invitation", "Soul Intro/The Chicken", "Twins", "Bass & Drum Improvisation", "Reza/Giant Steps", and "Mr Fonebone". LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition – HQ-180 premium vinyl pressed at RTI!)

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✨✧ VariousStrange Breaks & Mr Thing 2 – More Rock, Funk, Soul, Jazz & Soundtrack Breaks For Modern Living ... LP
BBE (UK), 1970s. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic funky follow-up to the first Mr Thing compilation from BBE – and a set that's equally filled with rare and soulful grooves! If we didn't know better, we'd swear he went into our crates and pilfered our own record collections – because the package contains plenty of overlooked cuts that we've loved for years, but which have never gotten their due – and not even all of them are from totally obscure pressings or small indie labels – just the kind of records that people pass over sometimes, because they don't know how great they sound! There's lots and lots and lots of deeply funky numbers on the collection – and the package really takes us back to the glory days when BBE compilations were always turning us onto something new – especially during the Keb Darge glory days. Titles include "Back Ground Music" by Kalyanji Anandji, "Searching For Soul" by Jake Wade & The Soul Searchers, "ABC" by Hot Butter & Soul, "Spooky Do" by Dick Walter, "The Horse" by Val Merral's Orchestra, "It's Just Begun" by Hot City Bump Band, "Sally" by Frank Pleyer Big Band, "Love Is Just A Word" by Johnny Griffith Inc, "Can't Stop Talkin" by Art & Ron, "Family Affair" by The Generation Gap, "Gacek" by Jerzy Milian, "Rockin Chair" by John L Watson with White Mouse, "Pink Panther" by Alan Tew, "Twinkle Stars Boo Galoo (live)" by Oscar Harris & The Twinkle Stars, "The Message" by Tinga Stewart, and "Pru Urebu" by The Rias Orchestra. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousFeeling Good – Funk, Soul, & Deep Jazz Gems – The Supreme Sound Of Producer Bob Shad ... LP
Mainstream/We Want Sounds (France), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
The great Bob Shad is a hell of a fellow – a jazz producer who did amazing work for Mercury Records in the 50s, captured postwar blues on his own small label, set loose a run of excellent 60s jazz and vocal releases, then really found his strength as the 70s moved in – and his Mainstream Records label became a showcase for some of the hippest and most righteous artists of the time! This collection focuses on the best of the best of the cuts that crackled on Mainstream – mostly funky and spiritual jazz numbers, but mixed with a few vocal cuts too – often served up in that trademark blend of electric and acoustic that made Shad's productions so great – with a vibe that was so different than music coming from labels like Prestige, Fantasy, or CTI at the time. The choice of cuts is wonderful, and the set boasts liner notes by Judd Apatow – who turns out to be Bob's grandson! Titles include "Mask" by Shelly Manne, "Soulsides" by Art Farmer, "Magical Connection" by Sarah Vaughan, "Soul Village" by Blue Mitchell, "House Of The Rising Funk" by Afrique, "Abscretions" by Buddy Terry, "Right On" by Maxine Weldon, "Red Clay" by Jack Wilkins, "Scatbird" by Barry Miles, "Rum & Mumbles" by Clark Terry, "I Ain't Got Much" by Ellerine Harding, "Granite & Concrete" by Blue Mitchell, "Feelin Good" by Carmen McRae, and "Quadrivium" by Hadley Caliman. LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ Ray CharlesGenius + Soul = Jazz/My Kind Of Jazz ... CD
Impulse, 1960. Used ... Out Of Stock
We might argue with the mathematics in the title – or at least joke that Ray was using equations as titles years before Anthony Braxton – but you can't contest the fact that this one's a classic treat, and a legendary attempt to class up Ray's bluesy style for the masses. Quincy Jones and Ralph Burns handled the arrangements, and given that the record was issued by ABC a few years before they brought Ray into a country mode, it's interesting to think what might have happened had his career continued this way. There's only a small number of vocal tracks on the record, and most of the rest feature Ray at the organ, grooving away very nicely! Titles include "One Mint Julep", "Moanin", "I've Got News For You", "Mister C", and "Stompin Room Only". CD
(Out of print.)
 
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✨✧ New Century Jazz QuintetSoul Conversion ... CD
Spice Of Life (Japan), New Copy ... About July 26, 2017
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Oscar PetersonJazz Soul Of Oscar Peterson ... LP
Verve, 1959. Very Good+ ... $11.99
One of the first Oscar Peterson albums to ever feature "soul" in the title – added, no doubt, as a way of keeping up with Ray Bryant and other pianists making their name in the growing soul jazz field at the time! There's a groove here that's a bit harder than usual for Peterson on Verve – a heavier approach to rhythm on the keys, and a more focused trio formation – one that clearly sets a pace for albums to come in the 60s, but which must have been relatively striking to Peterson fans at this point. The trio here features Ray Brown on bass and Ed Thigpen on drums – and tracks are longer than usual, with some really great room to stretch out! Titles include "Liza", "Con Alma", "Close Your Eyes", "Maidens Of Cadiz", and "Woody'n You". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing.)
Also available Jazz Soul Of Oscar Peterson/Affinity ... CD 9.99

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Oscar PetersonJazz Soul Of Oscar Peterson/Affinity ... CD
Verve, 1959. Used ... $9.99
One of the first Oscar Peterson albums to ever feature "soul" in the title – added, no doubt, as a way of keeping up with Ray Bryant and other pianists making their name in the growing soul jazz field at the time! There's a groove here that's a bit harder than usual for Peterson on Verve – a heavier approach to rhythm on the keys, and a more focused trio formation – one that clearly sets a pace for albums to come in the 60s, but which must have been relatively striking to Peterson fans at this point. The trio here features Ray Brown on bass and Ed Thigpen on drums – and tracks are longer than usual, with some really great room to stretch out! Titles include "Liza", "Con Alma", "Close Your Eyes", "Maidens Of Cadiz", and "Woody'n You". Affinity – a beautiful word to describe the Peterson trio on this set – as at the time of the recording, Oscar's piano was perfectly matched with the bass of Ray Brown and the drums of Ed Thigpen! The album's got a simple genius that's hard to describe adequately – especially as the Peterson approach has been copied by so many other players over the years. Suffice it to say that the tunes are a masterpiece of simple, elegant soul – understated but never under-performed – on a set list that includes "Six & Four", "Waltz For Debbie", "Gravy Waltz", "This Could Be The Start Of Something Big", and "Baubles Bangles & Beads". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Jazz Soul Of Oscar Peterson ... LP 11.99

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Michael WhiteJazz From The Soul Of New Orleans ... CD
Basin Street, 2002. Used ... $6.99
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Bob WilloughbyJazz – Body & Soul (hardcover slipcase) ... Book
Evan Mitchell Books (UK), 2011. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
William Claxton may be the best-remembered name in jazz photography on the west coast scene of the 50s and 60s – but photographer Bob Willoughby was right there alongside him, capturing all the beautiful images that are featured here in this lavish book! Like Claxton, Willoughby is a hell of a photographer, with a great eye for the sorts of special moments or unusual portrayals that go way beyond the obvious images that can make most jazz photo books a bit too boring. The pictures here are wonderful – live, candid, posed, and always very striking – running from the 50s up to more contemporary years – but with mostly classic images overall. The book features photos of a range of talents as diverse as Frank Sinatra, Art Farmer, Chet Baker, Ornette Coleman, Paul Desmond, Ella Fitzgerald, Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Mariano, Big Jay McNeely, Charlie Ventura, Cal Tjader, and dozens of others – and the images are all black and white, presented both in a hardcover, oversize book – and a special slipcover as well. Book
(A beautiful hardcover edition in a heay slipcase – with a foreward by Dave Brubeck!)

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✨✧ Stevie WonderJazz Soul Of Little Stevie ... LP
Motown, 1963. Near Mint- ... $99.99
Early work from Stevie Wonder – recorded when he was only 11 years old, but already a whiz on a number of instruments! The grooves here definitely live up to the "jazz soul" promised in the title – as most numbers are instrumental, with a soul jazz groove that's really incredible – quite a surprise compared to any of Wonder's later hits – and almost the sort of set you'd find on Prestige Records in the early 60s! Stevie solos on different instruments on each track – playing harmonica, organ, piano, bongos, and drums – the last of which must have been super tough for a guy without the power of sight. Titles include "Paulsby", "Square", "Soul Bongo", "Wondering", "Session Number 112", and the hit "Fingertips". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original yellow label 2 globes pressing.)

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VariousJazz Dispensary – Soul Diesel ... LP
Fantasy, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $13.99 24.98
We're not sure how we feel about the pot-clinic presentation of the package – but there's no denying that the Jazz Dispensary series is a great choice of classic jazz and funk grooves! The material is from a range of different labels that all fall under the Concord/Fantasy umbrella these days – labels like Prestige, Stax, Milestone, Volt, and Fantasy – plus a few sweet cuts from other imprints too – and as a whole, the series is a great vinyl-only presentation of material that was usually reissued only on CD by the Fantasy family back in the 90s, when they finally discovered the funk in their rich catalog from the late 60s and early 70s. Titles on this Soul Diesel volume include "Greeze" by Charles Kynard, "Sure Nuff Sue Nuff" by Sonny Phillips, "Got Myself A Good Man" by Pucho & The Latin Soul Brothers, "O Baby" by Billy Hawks, "Psychedelic Sally" by Eddie Jefferson, "Cold Sweat" by Bernard Purdie, "No Way" by Boogaloo Joe Jones, and "Fire Eater (7" edit)" by Rusty Bryant. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousLiving In The Streets – Wah Wah Jazz, Funky Soul, & Other Dirty Grooves ... LP
BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $16.99 22.99
A great little collection that definitely lives up to the promise of "dirty grooves" in the title – as many of these numbers have a sharp edge and gritty side to their instrumentation – which means that even the familiar artists sound nice and heavy in this setting – alongside some more obscure acts who round out the set with a very deep groove! The package features a few never-issued tracks – which makes the whole thing essential, even if you've got some rare vinyl in your collection back home – and as usual with the top-shelf collections from the BGP label, the whole thing's got a very forward-thinking sound – which means that its dip into the past is filled with funky gems you'll be digging for years to come! Titles include "You" by Spanky Wilson, "Afro Mania" by Preston Epps, "New Beginning" by Sonny Costanzo, "Marriage Is A State Of Mind" by Dave Hamilton, "Gimme Shelter" by Cal Tjader, "One Monkey Can't Stop The Show" by Jacqueline Jones, "Loose & Juicy" by The Pazant Bros, "Light My Fire" by Tammi Lynn, "Chili Mac" by Preston Love, "Brother You Know You're Wrong" by Idris Muhammad, and "Mighty Mouse" by Caesar Frazier. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousLiving In The Streets Vol 2 – More Wah Wah Jazz, Funky Soul, & Other Dirty Grooves ... LP
BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $16.99 22.99
Even better than volume one – and a stellar collection of rare funky grooves! The compilation features a brilliant batch of tracks from the 70s – mostly underground soul, jazz, and funk tunes that have yet to appear on reissues, chosen by UK DJ Dean Rudland, with a feel that's as righteous and progressive as the title might imply. There's lots of gems on here that were only ever issued on 45s, or on the kinds of rare LPs that we'd be selling in the $100 range, if and when we could find them! Titles include "Sleep Talk" by King Errison, "Theme From The Men" by Joe Bataan, "Kissing My Love" by Spanky Wilson, "Fever" by Sharon Cash, "Where Will You Run" by Walter Hawkins & Selah, "Harambee" by Jambo, "Africa" by Preston Epps, "Mucho Macho" by Macho, "I Must Be Doing Something Right" by Irene Reed, "I Can't Stand It" by Brenda George, "Afro Texas" by Letta Mbulu, "Don't Let It Go To Your Head" by Katie Love & The Four Shades Of Black, "Kicking Back" by Joe Houston, "Love Potion Cheeba Cheeba" by The Mighty Tom Cats & Ann Winley, and "Return Of The Prodigal Son" by Byrdie Green. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousSuper Breaks 2 – Essential Jazz, Soul and Funk Breakbeats ... LP
BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $16.99 22.99
Classic breaks – all the way through – the kind of sharp funky nuggets that have had a rich new life, thanks to their use in hip hop and club tracks in recent years! This may not be the most underground stuff in the world to those out there who've been digging through crates for funk and soul for the past ten years, but it is an exquisite compilation that features some of the best funky tracks used as samples by hip hoppers, nearly every one of them a famous cut that you'll probably recognize in a minute! Titles include "I Like It" by The Emotions, "Dance To The Drummer's Beat" by Herman Kelly, "Cramp Your Style" by All The People, "Hard Times" by Baby Huey, "Ghetto: Misfortune's Wealth" by 24 Carat Black, "Kool Is Back" by Funk Inc, "Our Generation" by Ernie Hines, "Heaven & Hell" by 20th Century Steel Band, "Unhooked Generation" by Freda Payne, "Papa Was, Too" by Joe Tex, "Just A Groove In G" by Wilbur Bascomb & The Zodiac, "Be Thankful For What You Got" by William De Vaughn, and "You're Getting A Little Too Smart" by The Detroit Emeralds. 18 cuts in all! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Latin Jazz QuintetLatin Soul ... LP
Prestige/New Jazz, 1965. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A wonderful batch of Latin Jazz grooves – played by a group who more than deserved the right to call themselves the Latin Jazz Quintet! The core sound features vibes and piano jamming away nicely, really hitting some great modal rhythms – but this album's also got an added bonus in the presence of alto player Bobby Capers, an old bandmate of Mongo Santamaria, and a real killer of a player on a hard Latin groove! Capers really makes this album shine – cutting in some hard-edged sax solos amidst the warmer pulse of the vibes and piano – and titles include some hard grooving classics like "Rip a Dip", "Dilly Dali", "Blues Waltz", "Milestones", "Red Top", and "Sunday Go Meetin'". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Coleman HawkinsJazz Tribune No 52 – The Indispensable Coleman Hawkins 1927 to 1956 – Body & Soul ... CD
RCA, Late 20s/1930s/1940s/1950s. Used 2CD ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Les McCannInvitation To Openness – The Jazz & Soul Photography Of Les McCann 1960 to 1980 (hardcover) ... Book
Fantagraphics, 2015. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An incredible lost side of the many talents of the great Les McCann – the ultra-hip pianist, singer, and jazz composer who we've loved for years! This book showcases McCann's lesser-known skills as a photographer – a subtle shutterbug who would often take pictures in the same spaces he was performing – gaining backstage access to other musicians, and also shooting them in performance as well – all with a sensitivity that goes far beyond the usual music journalist photographs! The candid shots are especially wonderful – and capture various musical legends in ways we've never seen before – often a bit tuned-down, and much more down to earth than you might expect. The heavy book features a wealth of subjects – including Stevie Wonder, Sonny Rollins, Tina Turner, Ben Webster, Grover Washington Jr, Donald Byrd, Muhammad Ali, Average White Band, James Coburn, John Coltrane, Bill Cosby, Paul Desmond, Angie Dickenson, Eugene McDaniels, Wes Montgomery, Jimmy Smith, Pops Staples, Wilson Pickett, Lou Rawls, Jesse Jackson, Quincy Jones, Aretha Franklin, Redd Foxx, Duke Ellington, Dexter Gordon, Dizzy Gillespie, and dozens more. 200 pages, hardcover, oversized, and filled with black and white images! Book

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Walter Bishop, Jr.Keeper Of My Soul ... CD
Black Jazz/Snow Dog (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $12.99 18.99
One of Walter Bishop's greatest records – an amazing session that's as funky as it is spiritual – and quite different than most of Bishop's other work! The vibe here is wonderful – as Bish plays a host of keyboards, not just piano – and works in the company of other players who include Ronnie Laws on reeds, Gerald Brown on bass, Woody Murray on vibes, and Shakur M Abdulla on percussion – a beautiful mix of cats who help Walter carry off some of his hippest recordings of the time! The use of vibes is especially nice alongside the electric piano – and titles include a great take on Bishop's classic "Soul Village", done here in a nice funky version – plus a version of "Summertime" with Bishop on organ, and the titles "Sweet Rosa", "Those Who Chant", and "N'Dugu's Prayer". CD

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Betty HarrisLost Queen Of New Orleans Soul ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99 29.99
The title certainly gets it right – as Betty Harris is a hell of a soul singer, but has always been "lost" when it comes to the radio charts and history books! Don't let that hold you back, though – because Harris is one of those artists who bring a smile to your face from the very first time you hear her sing – then have you going back to her work again and again over the years! Betty's a lot funkier than some of her female contemporaries on the southern soul scene – thanks in part to work on these cuts by producer Allen Toussaint, and sometime backing by The Meters – two forces that make these late 60s recordings a huge precursor to better-known female funk – including work from Aretha Franklin on up through Sharon Jones. Harris was one of the first to tread that territory, and still is one of the best – and the folks at Soul Jazz have given us one of the best collections we've ever seen of her music. Most tracks are from rare Sansu label singles – and titles include "Mean Man", "Ride Your Pony", "Show It", "Bad Luck", "Trouble With My Lover", "Nearer To You", "All I Want Is You", "There's A Break In The Road", "12 Red Roses", "What A Said Feeling", "What'd I Do Wrong", and "I Don't Wanna Hear It". LP, Vinyl record album

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Mark MurphyJazz Singer – Anthology – The Muse Years 1972 to 1991 ... CD
Muse/Soul Brother (UK), 1970s/1980s. New Copy ... $14.99
A killer collection of work from one of the hippest jazz singers of all time – captured here at a point when he was really opening up into some fresh, unique territory of his own! Mark Murphy first began recording in the mid 50s for Decca, and had a run of other records in the 60s for Capitol, Fontana, and other labels – but by the time he hit Muse Records in the 70s, he was really open to new ideas – and able to do far more than just the simple singing of a tune! Instead, he'd worked his voice into a mode that was more like an instrument overall – able to run free with brilliant solo passages, and inflect the lyrics in ways that even the great singers of years before might never have dreamed of! And at Muse, he got excellent support and instrumental backing – always hip combos, and the freedom to create the sort of special albums that still make his records for the label a real high point in the development of jazz vocals. These are sides that went onto inform generations of singers – from Kurt Elling, to Gregory Porter, and so many others – and this well-chosen selection of songs is completely sublime. Titles include "On The Red Clay", "Stolen Moments", "Effendi", "Naima", "Maiden Voyage", "Lookin For Another Pure Love", "Waters Of March", "Come & Get Me", "Be-Bop Lives", "Dingwalls", "Cantaloupe Island", "Sly", "Empty Faces", and "Two Kites". CD

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Cees Slinger's Buddies In SoulHappy Times ... CD
Blue Jack Jazz (Netherlands), 2002. Used ... $11.99
An excellent group that really lives up to their name – a very soulful quintet, with a groove that's right up there with the best hardbop of the late 50s and early 60s! The ensemble's led by Dutch pianist Cees Slinger, but it features some especially strong work from the hornmen – tenorist Simon Rigter and trumpeter Ruud Bruels, who've got a great way of coming together on the start of the tunes – stating their case with a nice degree of power, then breaking out with really searching, soulful solos – beautifully blown material that we'd rank right up there with any of our favorite older classics. The set list is great too – filled with well-chosen tunes that give the album the solidity of a Blue Note date from the 60s – titles that include "Barbara", "Happy Times", "When We Were One", "The Last Score", "Friday Night At The Cadillac Club", "Song For The Early Worm", and "Silent Majority". CD
(Out of print.)

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Sound DimensionJamaican Soul Shake Vol 1 – Sound Dimension At Studio One ... LP
Studio One/Soul Jazz (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2LP ... $26.99 29.99
Classic Studio instrumentals from the hottest house band in the history of Jamaican music! Alongside the Skatalites the Sound Dimension were responsible for crafting the tunes and rhythms that emanated from Coxsone Dodd's Studio One label from the very dawning of the reggae age, and what better group could you ask for, featuring Jackie Mittoo, Ernest Ranglin, Leroy Sibbles, Horsemouth Wallace, Vin Gordon and Cedric Brooks? Guaranteed to blow your mind, this set features the finest selection of Jamaican instrumental R&B around, with jaunty, easy skanking numbers with a nice dose of loping funk sprinkled throughout. 16 tracks in all, including "Heavy Beat", "Federated Backdrop", "Baby Face", "Love Land", "Full Up", "Upsetters Dream", "The Thing", "My Heart In Rhythm", "Man Pon Spot", "Holy Moses", and "Soul Shake" LP, Vinyl record album

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Gerald WilsonCalifornia Soul/Light My Fire ... 7-inch
Pacific Jazz, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
2 hip soul jazz numbers of Gerald Wilson's excellent California Soul LP! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo. Label has a small sticker.)

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Various100% Dynamite! – Ska, Soul, Rocksteady, & Funk In Jamaica ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Mid 60s-Mid 70s. Used ... $13.99
Soul Jazz have done it again! As with their classic NuYorica, Strata East, and Black Jazz comps, this one's a definitive sampling of rare funky stuff that you'll never find otherwise. The set brings together 14 classic Jamaican tracks from the 60's and 70's – and unlike a lot of the other weak-ass reggae comps out there, every cut on here is a winner (or if you prefer, 100% Dynamite!) Great cuts include "Armageddon Time" by Willie Williams, "Stereo Freeze" by Jackie Mittoo, "Granny Scratch Scratch" by Sound Dimension, "Popcorn" by The Upsetters, and lots more! There's also some great Jamaican covers of American funky soul classics – like The Marvels' version of "Rock Steady", and Phyllis Dillon's great remake of Marlena Shaw's "Woman of the Ghetto". Lots more goodies, and the usual Soul Jazz high standard – which is 100% Dynamite! CD
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