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Miles Davis with John Coltrane & Sonny StittIn Stockholm 1960 Complete (4CD set) ... CD
Dragon (Sweden), 1960. New Copy 4CD ... $28.99 29.99
The complete recordings of a legendary live cycle of shows in Stockholm from 1960 – material that was previously issued on two different 2LP sets during the album era, now brought together here with bonus tracks too! The first third of the set features incredible work from the team of Miles Davis and John Coltrane – working together in space that's very open, and far more exploratory than their studio work of the late 50s – maybe at a level that really shows the impact that Coltrane's growth was having on the solo approach of Davis! The key rhythm trio keeps things swinging – Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums – which almost seems to allow the horn players even more freedom. The second two thirds of the set are equally striking, but in a very different way – as they feature the great Sonny Stitt, blowing both alto and tenor with Miles' group – a choice that's maybe a bit surprising, but equally wonderful too – a Stitt brings the sound maybe back to a bop core, but also seems to really get a chance to show off some of those modern currents that he had to soft-pedal on his albums for Roost. Titles with Coltrane include "So What", "On Green Dolphin Street", "All Blues/Theme", "Walkin/Theme", and "Fran Dance" – and titles with Stitt include "Autumn Leaves/Theme", "Walkin", "All Of You", "June Night", "Stardust", "Lover Man", "If I Were A Bell", "No Blues/Theme", "Softly As In A Mornin Sunrise", and "So What". CD

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Guy LafitteGuy Lafitte & His Quartette & Quintette ... CD
Fresh Sound (Spain), Mid 50s. New Copy ... $15.99 18.99
One of the greatest tenor stars in postwar Europe was Guy Lafitte – a magnificent player whose genius rivalled Coleman Hawkins and Ben Webster, but also one who's been sadly underrecognized outside the French scene of which he was a part! Most of Lafitte's best work from the old days is extremely rare – especially the small group material like this, which really lets you hear his amazing tone on the tenor – played here with a quality that often rivals some of the best Verve tenor-based albums of the time. The set features material from two different 10" albums, and the great Blue & Sentimental record – and all the tracks feature vibes from Geo Daly – an amazing complement to Lafitte's tenor! Other players include Raymond Fol and Andre Periany on piano, Jean Pierre Sasson on guitar, Buddy Banks on bass, and Teddy Martin on drums – and the set features 20 tracks in all, with titles that include "Stardust", "Krum Elbow Blues", "Where Or When", "Chase A La Baute", "If I Could Be With You", "Melodie Au Crepuscule", "Partnership Boys", "Dans Un Vieux Livre", and "Flying Back". CD

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Lou ReedTransformer (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA, 1972. New Copy ... $4.99 6.99
Lou Reed's fantastic early solo LP – melding the aloof, plaintive vocal performance style he perfected with the Velvets and unbelievable sharp songwriting with the vamped up, fuzzed out guitars of Mick Ronson, some symphonic touches, and the guiding spirit of Ziggy Stardust era Bowie. This is a record that could have failed on any number of levels, but it worked perfectly, making Lou an unlikely rock star and setting the bar pretty, pretty high, even if the makeup was a bit much for Lou! Titles include the iconic "Take A Walk On The Wild Side", "Vicious", "Andy's Chest", "Perfect Day", "Hangin Round", "Make Up", the Ziggy like "Satellite Of Love""Wagon Wheel", "I'm So Free" and more. This CD edition includes the previously unreleased bonus acoustic demo versions of "Hangin Round" and "Perfect Day". CD

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Rene ThomasRemembering Rene Thomas ... CD
Fresh Sound (Spain), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $24.99 29.99
A double-length collection of material from this legendary European guitarist – a player as important to the overseas scene in the 50s as Barney Kessel and Kenny Burrell were over here! Rene Thomas hails from Belgium, but recorded some of his most important work in Paris – and although some of his key albums have been reissued, this set does a great job of filling in the gaps – by providing material from one very rare album, plus a wealth of live material that has mostly never been presented before! The set begins with the Jacques Pelzer Modern Jazz Sextet album from 1955 – a set led by alto saxophonist Pelzer, but which features equally important work from Thomas on guitar – clean, clear, and wonderfully dexterous – very much in the best modern jazz guitar tradition of the 50s! Other players include Jean Fanis on piano and Herman Sandy on trumpet – and titles include "Motion", "Whose Blues", "Lover Man", and "Stella By Starlight". The set then moves through a range of early 60s live recordings in a variety of settings, on 20 additional tracks – with the guitar of Thomas in groups that move from trios through quintets – with players include frequent partner Bobby Jaspar on tenor and flute, plus Jack Dieval, Amadeo Tommasi, and Joel Vandroogenbroeck on piano – and even one performance with Jimmy Smith on Hammond! Titles include "Milestones", "All Mornin Long", "Oleo", "Ballata In Forma Di Blues", "I Remember Sonny", "Blues", "Easy Living", "Our Delight", "Stardust", "Never Morning", and "It Could Happen To You". CD

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VariousCan The Glam – 80 Glambusters – Rockers, Shockers, & Teenyboppers From The 70s (4CD set) ... CD
7T's (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 4CD ... $32.99 40.99
A really wonderful collection of work from the short-lived by crucial moment of glam rock on the UK scene – a moment that's maybe most famously remembered for work by David Bowie and Marc Bolan, but which had a much wider-ranging quality than you might expect! Glam was crucial in so many ways – a pre-punk moment for getting back to basics, letting the guitars get tuned up a bit more, and shifting shapes and styles with new identities – but it also opened the door to a fresh vision in pop music too – as fuzz and catchy rhythms worked perfectly with new modes of vocal production – allowing mainstream groups to sound a lot cooler than they might have a few years before! As always with these box sets from Cherry Red, the notes are as detailed as the track list is superb – and the huge package features 80 cuts from artists who include Bitch, Geordie, Daddy Maxfield, American Jam Band, Barry Blue, Alvin Stardust, Squeek, Pheon Bear, Shepperton Flames, Arrows, Slade, Stumpy, Big Boy Blue, Angel, The Damned, Ritz, The Glitter Band, Blackfoot Sue, Shabam, Fifth Form, Bilbo Baggins, Light Fantastic, Washington Flyers, Gumbo, Shorty, Fogg, Paper Lace, Andy Bown, and dozens of others! CD

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VariousThree Day Week – When The Lights Went Out 1972 to 1975 ... CD
Ace (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.98
A very different picture of the British scene than you might know from the worlds of classic rock and chart hits of the early 70s – as this collection focuses on a really special sort of sound that hints at the bleaker, less satisfying sides of English life – often with a slightly sinister quality that might come as a big surprise! The package is a follow-up to previous gems from compilers Bob Stanley and Pete Wiggs – like the compilations English Weather and State Of The Union – and like those, there's a wonderfully unified vision to the whole package – almost a mini-sociology statement, but one that's completely fun – given the fantastic range of music chosen for the album. Tracks are a non-stop surprise all the way through – as glammy bits mix with offbeat pop, catchy prog, and plenty of other tunes that maybe defy any sort of generic description altogether! Titles include "Rod" by Matchbox, "Kill" by Mike McGear, "Part Of The Union" by The Brothers, "The Hertfordshire Rock" by Ricky Wilde, "Sailing" by Sutherland Brothers Band, "And The Fun Goes On" by Lieutenant Pigeon, "War Against War" by Pheon Bear, "Roly Pin" by Roly, "Stardust" by David Essex, "What Ruthy Said" by Cockney Rebel, "Why Am I Waiting" by Robin Goodfellow, "Urban Guerilla" by Hawkwind, "Londonderry" by Phil Cordell, and "Cut Loose" by Stud Leather. CD

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✨✧ VariousBubblerock Is Here To Stay – The British Pop Explosion 1970 to 1973 (3CD set) ... CD
Grapefruit (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 3CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic collection of work from the UK scene at the start of the 70s – a treasure trove of pop cuts from the time, most of which never made it across the Atlantic to our neck of the woods – and which represent a whole different world of music than you'd know from the classic rock and prog albums that usually represent the period! Instead, these are cuts that were cooked up in the studio in search of a hit – some by names that worked strongly in the 60s, others by new groups – some of whom only existed as a name on a label – but all in search of fresh sounds, groovy lyrics, and a way of putting over a tune that spoke volumes about the studio changes and advances taking place around the UK scene at the time! A number of cuts here have production that might be vaguely in glam territory, while others change up the way that vocals and guitars work together, and others evolve past Brit pop modes of the 60s – embracing psych or hard rock elements, but in a subtle way. As with other Cherry Red/Grapefruit collections of this nature, the whole thing is a stunning journey through music that we'd never have heard otherwise, and never in this much detail – presented with a big booklet of notes on all the crazy cats within – to support 85 tracks by artists who include Paintbox, Simon Turner, Mr Bloe, The Weathermen, Fumble, Posse, Gingerbread, Majority One, Jonathan King, Marmalade, Clifford T Ward, Stud Leather, Paul Gabriel, Autumn, St Cecelia, Rick Price, The Piglets, Kincade, Sweet, The Sad, Gumm, The Angelette, Grumble, Jungle Jim, Shag, Bubblerock, Harmony Grass, Terry Dactyl & The Dinosaurs, Stardust, Bill Fay, Pete Dello, Buggy, David Essex, Peter Kellern, Fickle Pickle, Touchwood, and many others! CD

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✨✧ VariousFools Gold – Lux & Ivy Dig Those Novelty Tunes – 25 Tunes To Scare The Kids ... CD
Righteous (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A whole host of weird little songs from the glory days of the 45rpm single – a great assortment of tracks that ran up the charts during the big years of the novelty record – a moment that wasn't just about putting a quick joke on record, but also using the larger space of the studio in some really experimental ways! The set does a great job of mixing famous novelty tracks with more obscure numbers – served up in a variety of styles, but all really united in the way the records use interesting turns of phrase and playful production to create something new and magical over the course of a few short minutes. Titles include "Smoochin In The Sewer With Louie" by The Empalas, "Neow Not Neow" by Kookie Kat, "Big Foot" by Googie Rene, "I Hates Rabbits" by Jerry Neal, "Wombat Twist" by Glenn & christy, "Mad (part 1)" by Bobby Borda Five, "Blah" by Sidney & The Chimps, "There's A New Sound" by Tony Burrello, "Cozy Little Compact Car" by Bryan Hyland, "Kookie's Mad Pad" by Edd Byrnes, "Paralyzed" by Legendary Stardust Cowboy, "The Blob" by The Five Blobs, and "One Hen Two Ducks Three Squawking Geese" by Blue Chips. CD

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✨✧ June Tyson with Sun RaJune Tyson – Saturnian Queen Of The Sun Ra Orchestra ... CD
Saturn/Modern Harmonic, 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The voice of June Tyson was a key part of the sound of the Sun Ra Arkestra during the first few decades of its existence – but this is the first time the lady herself has ever gotten a record under her own name – a beautiful collection of Ra-backed, Tyson-fronted tunes that includes classics and a fair bit of unreleased titles too! The music is from deep in the catalog of Saturn Records – and showcases a singer who could have taken both the jazz vocal and soul music worlds by storm, had she not chosen to dedicate herself to the larger cultural mission of the Arkestra – a place that June Tyson called home for more than a decade or two – and where she gave the world sublimely soulful vocals like these. Titles include the unissued "Enlightenment", "They'll Come Back", "Lost Horizon", "Never Never Land", and "If You Are Not A Myth/Strange Worlds In My Mind" – plus "The Moors (complete version)", "Somebody Else's World", "Stardust From Tomorrow", "Astro Black", "Smile", "Tapestry From An Asteroid", "Satellites Are Spinning", "Outer Space Is A Pleasant Place", and "Walking On The Moon". CD

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✨✧ Orice JenkinsCentennial Cole ... CD
Truth Revolution, 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The title gives things away a bit – as the record's a centennial celebration of the music of Nat King Cole – although we can also say that that the vocal presentation of Orice Jenkins is very different than Nat, and the record is way more than just the usual sort of stiff tribute to an older legend in jazz! Instead, all the tunes have really been reimagined – given these lovely arrangements by Jenkins, who's got a way of taking tunes from the Nat King Cole songbook, and really using them as leaping-off points for contemporary jazz expressions – in a lineup that also features his own work on Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer, and piano – in a larger lineup that features some nice shifts in the instrumentation. Titles include "Smile", "The Very Thought Of You", "Let There Be Love", "Nature Boy", "Stardust", "Blame It On My Youth", "For All We Know", and "Mona Lisa" – plus the nice original "Birmingham". CD
 
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✨✧ VariousIt Happened At The Hop – Edison International Doo Woppers & Sock Hoppers (2022 Record Store Day Release) ... CD
Edison/Modern Harmonic, Late 50s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Rare material from a tiny label on the LA scene at the end of the 50s – the kind of company that was thrown up quickly to capture some of the younger talent at the time, and which did a surprisingly good job of recording during its short time on the market! As you'll guess from the title, the label had an ear for both vocal groups and the kind of catchy rockers that would have played big with the teens – not really pop, as the production is more homegrown and rough around the edges – which sounds especially nice on the number of female vocal tracks in the package! Titles include the unissued cuts "I'll Conquer The World" and "Treat You Right" by The Devilles, and "Dipsy Doodle" by Linda Strangis – and the rare singles "Little Doll" by The Five Trojans, "Jump Back Honey" by The Four Flares, "Love Story" by The Stardusters, "It Happened At The Hop" by the Austin Sisters, "You Only You" by Linda Strangis, "Creator Of Love" by Nicky St Claire, and "Shim Sham" by Billy Bobbs & The Caps. CD
 
 
 



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