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Soul ScratchPushing Fire (with download) ... LP
Colemine, 2017. New Copy Gatefold ... $18.99 22.98
An absolute stormer from Soul Scratch – a contemporary combo from the SoCal scene doing the legacy of the late 60s/early 70s raw funky soul style proud! Both the band name and album titles are appropriate – we wouldn't call it "truth in advertising", just straight up truth – with a genuine depth of soul in both the songs and performance, played with incredible energy in the more fiery number, but with a sure hand on the more tender numbers, too. Singer Dale Spollett can wail with the best of them, and the band has real firepower in their arsenal. The horns and rhythm section are stunningly tight, or have a loose swagger when the song calls, and there some tasty guitar, too. Includes the righteous opener "Pacified", "Look How Far We've Come", "Odessa Heat", the sweet little centerpiece ballad "Kiss Me In The Morning", "Be Kind", "Fireside Lounge", "Empty Cup", "It's Not Over", "Thank You" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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Dr JohnSun, Moon, & Herbs ... LP
Atco, 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $14.99
Mac really steps out on this one – pushing past his usual hip studio take on New Orleans soul, to a more expansive style that includes performances by a host of surprise guests like Mick Jagger, Eric Clapton, PP Arnold, Graham Bond, and Doris Troy. That loping, trippy groove of John's is still firmly in place, shifted slightly – kind of a New Orleans meets post 60s London style. There's also a really unique, kind of mellow Cajun folk blues thing going on, and it balances a lot of really disparate elements in a fairly unified feel. It's sort of like Captain Beefheart playing lounge piano in a swamp – an ambitious style that you really have to respect and appreciate. Titles include "Craney Crow", "Black John The Conqueror", "Zu Zu Mamou", and "Pots On Fiyo" "Where Ya At Mule", "Familiar Reality", and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousYet Mo' Mod Jazz ... CD
Kent (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great mix of funky jazz, jazzy funk, and funky soul – all pulled from the Atlantic catalog of the 60s, and including some very tasty numbers that were only ever issued as funky 45s! The set's one of the nicest in the great Mod Jazz series on Ace, and it's the only one to feature Atlantic material, which rarely ever gets the same funky treatment as other labels from the 60s. Titles include "The Sidewinder" by Tamiko Jones & Herbie Mann, "Do It To Death" by Jackie Ivory, "Jet Set" by Dave Pike, "Fever" by Esther Phillips, "Jam Up Twist" by Tommy Ridgely, "Sticks & Stones (part 1)" by Gene Ludwig, "Bloodshot" by Hubert Laws, "Sombrero Sam" by Charles Lloyd, "The Foolkiller" by Mose Allison, "One Note Samba" by MJQ & Laurindo Almeida, "It's A Funky Thing – Right On (part 1)" by Herbie Mann, "Watermelon Man Ska" by Byron Lee & The Dragonaires, "Trese Lobos" by Mark III Trio, "You're The Boss" by LaVern Baker & Jimmy Ricks, "Burnin Coal" by Les McCann, and "Twist City" by Matthew Gee & Johnny Griffin. 26 cuts in all – and like finding a jukebox that's lain dormant in a jazz lounge for 30 years! CD

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Dennis CoffeyHot Coffey In The D – Burnin' At Morey Baker's Showplace Lounge ... CD
Resonance, 1968. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
An incredible set of funk from the legendary Dennis Coffey – an unissued live performance from the hip Detroit scene of the late 60s – featuring Coffey's amazing guitar with the Hammond of Lyman Woodard! Together, the two are a pair of funky terrors – steeped in all the best soul and jazz styles that the Motor City had to offer at the time, but also not afraid to trip out, too – so that there's a psychedelic funk influence going on – as the group stretches out and opens up in ways that are even more wild than Coffey's later albums on Westbound! Drummer Melvin Davis completes the trio, and the whole thing's a monstrous jam that not only more than lives up to its promise – but which also has a much heavier, hipper feel than you'd guess from the title and cover art. Tracks include long takes on "Fuzz", "Maiden Voyage", "Casanova", "The Look Of Love", "Wade In The Water", "By The Time I Get To Phoenix", and "The Big D". CD

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Sonny StittSonny Stitt At The DJ Lounge ... LP
Argo, 1961. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A classic from Stitt – cut during the underground days of the early 60s, when both he and Gene Ammons seemed to be recording for just about every jazz label around, and when they both seemed to be doing an awful lot of work in Chicago. This album was done in a flurry that Jug and Stitt cut for Argo during 1961 – and it's a Stitt-only session, recorded at the super-hip DJ Lounge, owned by Chicago spinner McKie Fitzhugh down at the intersection of 63rd and Cottage Grove. The group's an organ combo, with Eddie Buster on the Hammon, Joe Shelton on drums, and John Board joining in for a bit more tenor. (Interesting to note is the fact that Board made a number of classic soul session appearances later on in the decade – but this is one of his few jazz recordings.) The set's very hard-grooving – with longish tracks that let Stitt and Board go head to head in the same style he was used to with Ammons. Titles include "McKies", "Jay Tee", "Free Chicken", and "Blue Moon". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original grey label Argo pressing!)

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✨✧ James CarterLive At Baker's Keyboard Lounge ... CD
Warner, 2004. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A helluva set from saxophonist James Carter – smoking numbers recorded live in Detroit at Baker's – featuring some of the hottest soloing we've heard on a recently recorded set! It's an all around great showcase for Carter and guests like David Murray and Johnny Griffin (who both blow some astoundingly strong tenor) plus Detroit allstars like Dwight Adams on trumpet, Larry Smith on alto, Ken Cox on drums and others. Tracks include Oscar Pettiford's "Tricotism", Jimmy Forrest's "Soul Street", Eddie Harris's "Freedom Jazz Dance", Don Byas's "Free And Easy" and others. Great stuff – and a wonderful return to form from James Carter! CD
(Out of print original CD pressing, not a CDr.)

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✨✧ Junior WellsIt's My Life, Baby ... LP
Vanguard, 1966. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Some of his classic 60's material, recorded live at Pepper's Lounge on the South Side of Chicago in 1966. With the tracks "It's My Life Baby", "Country Girl", and "Shake it Baby". Great Chicago blues/soul crossover stuff. LP, Vinyl record album
(Midline series pressing, in a beige border cover.)

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✨✧ VariousBarry 7's Connectors ... CD
Lo Recordings (UK), Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A magical electronic trip through the 70s sound library scene – featuring a wealth of gems from UK companies like Chappell, Southern, and PIL – with a focus on tunes that have spacey keyboards, off-beat electronics, and lots of cool analogue synthesizer sounds! Of course, there's also enough funky grooves running through the set to make it more than just a straight trip into space – and if you dig the weird kind of soundtrack and lounge funky tunes, you'll find more than enough to keep you busy here. But the real focus is in creating an other-worldly sort of approach – one that's got a space–electronic–bossa–cocktail–rocketship–robot soul, kind of a 70s take on 90s electronics, but with more funky analogue grooves in the mix! Titles include "Weird Sounds No 1" by Georges Teperino, "Catch That Man" by Nino Nardini, "Erotica No 2" by Jiri Bezant, "Coconut Coast" by Roger Roger, "Scared Trip" by Doris Hays, "Quasars" by Sven Libaek, "Electronic Rhythms" by Eric Peters, "Preambule No 37" by Paul Bonneau, "Merry Go Sound" by Gary Bellington, and "Mobile" by Torri Zito. 21 tracks in all! CD
(Out of print.)
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Sandra AlexandraWarm & Wild ... LP
Uni, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Very nice pop soul session, with production by Calvin Carter, and a sound that's similar to some of the Capitol LA soul sessions from the late 60s. Sandra sings in an easy loungey voice, and covers tracks like "Wedding Bell Blues", "She Will Break Your Heart", and "Ooh Baby I Love You" – but with a hipper sound than you might expect. The set also includes a nice version of "Hold On, I'm Comin", with a good solid groove in the intro – and we should also mention that Sandra plays all the piano on the record! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch, some ring & edge wear, and a very small stain on one corner.)

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✨✧ VariousYou Heard It Here First – 26 Classics From The 50s & 60s In Their Original Pre-hit Versions ... CD
Ace (UK), 1950s/1960s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A novel idea for a stylistically rich compilation of classic tunes – in most cases far lesser known late 50s and 60s original (or if not always original, very early) versions of songs made famous by the superstars to come! The songs range from uptempo soul, to early rock, to loungey groovers, to gutbuckety blues – and each track brings pure freshness back into many songs you probably never need to hear again in their more famous incarnations!!! Includes "Tainted Love" by Gloria Jones, "Suspicious Minds" by Mark James, "Wild Thing" by The Wild Things, "I Fought The Law" by The Crickets, "Louie Louie" by Richard Berry & The Pharoahs, "A Groovy Kind Of Love" by The Mindbenders, "Something Stupid" by Carson & Gaile and more. 26 tracks in all. CD

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✨✧ Johnny Hammond SmithBlack Coffee/Mr Wonderful ... CD
Riverside/Milestone, 1962/1963. Used ... Out Of Stock
Sublime Hammond from Johnny Smith – a pair of early albums for Riverside, back to back on a single CD! Black Coffee is one of Johnny Hammond's first albums – and a cooking little live set that really has the organist working with some early raw power! The group's a trio, but they seem to burn differently than some of the other organ combos of the time – maybe with that fluid sensibility that Johnny brought to his keys, and which would later open up in even more famous ways. The core group features Eddie McFadden on guitar and Leo Stevens on drums – but they're joined by Seldon Powell on tenor for more than half the album, who really opens things up with his tremendous playing – and shows at an early state that Johnny Hammond always knows the right way to use a horn player. Titles include "Monterey Theme", "Far Away Places", "I Remember Clifford", "He's A Real Gone Guy", and "Rufus Toofus". Mr Wonderful is a record that definitely lives up to its title – reminding us not only that Johnny Hammond Smith is one hell of an organist, but also a great leader with a really unique feel for a groove! The set's noteworthy not just for Johnny's own work on Hammond, but also for the presence of a young Houston Person – blowing tenor here in a way that's breathtaking right from the start – a bold, soulful tone that's a perfect fit for the group – which also includes trumpet from Johnny Williams and guitar from Eddie McFadden. The set includes a lot of tasty originals by Johnny – like "Cyra", "Lambert's Lounge", "Departure", and "Opus 2" – and already shows the way that Hammond was complicating his groove from that of other players of the time! CD
(Out of print.)

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Ahmad JamalBut Not For Me – Ahmad Jamal Trio At The Pershing ... LP
Argo, 1958. Very Good ... $16.99
Groundbreaking work from the legendary Ahmad Jamal – not just in his own career, but in live jazz in general! The album's a classic recording of Jamal's trio with Israel Crosby on bass and Vernell Fournier on drums – captured at the Pershing Lounge on the south side of Chicago, where Jamal was clearly wowing the crowd with his amazing talents on the piano. The groove here is sublimely fluid and soulful – clearly the next wave of expression on the piano in the 50s, and as important to the Chicago scene as Bill Evans was to that of New York at the time. The recording quality is wonderful – clear enough to capture the subtleties of Crosby's amazing bass, and the lightly tippling sound of Fournier's drums – and titles include a classic extended reading of "Poinciana", plus "What's New", "But Not For Me", and "No Greater Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove.)

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