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Frank MinionSoft Land Of Make Believe ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1959/1960. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the coolest jazz vocal albums you'll ever find! Frank Minion sings this suite of tracks billed as an "Introduction To Black Opium Street", and he puts the music together with little recitations in between the tracks, so that the whole thing sounds like one of the great Langston Hughes jazz albums from the same period. Minion's singing voice is in the same rich-toned tradition as singers like Johnny Hartman, but his speaking voice is raw and very soulful – and he gets more than able backing by a great set of players that includes Tommy Flanagan on piano, Roland Alexander on tenor and flute, Dannie Richmond on drums, and Paul Chambers on bass. The whole album sounds more like a rare session on Candid than it does the usual stuff on Bethlehem – and it's a surprisingly hip album that still holds up well over the years! Titles include "Oddsville USA", "Bongo Blues", "Autobiography Of A Musician", "Watermelon", "Flamenco Sketches", "Laughing Boy", and "Later". CD

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✨✧ VariousBurt Bacharach – Make It Easy On Yourself 1962 ... CD
El (UK), 1962. New Copy ... $3.99 13.99
Burt Bacharach in 1962 – a crucial year for the budding songwriter, and a time when his music was really starting to break big! The set features a sublime batch of Bacharach compositions from the early years – performed here by a range of soul, jazz, rock, and vocal artists who really show the growing reach of Burt's powers – almost an unlikely lineup, but united here by the strength of the songs! Titles include "Donne Moi Ma Chance" by Sophia Loren, "Dreamin All The Time" by Jack Jones, "Too Late To Worry" by Babs Tino, "Don't Make Me Over" by Tommy Hunt, "Waiting For Charlie To Come Home" by Etta James, "The Love Of A Boy" by Timi Yuro, "The Windows Of Heaven" by The Four Coins, "Anonymous Phone Call" by Bobby Vee, "Keep Away From Other Girls" by Helen Shapiro, and "The Forgotten Man" by Jimmy Radcliffe. CD

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✨✧ VariousFirst Time I Met The Blues – Essential Chess Masters ... CD
Chess/Universal (UK), 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $9.99
A killer collection of early blues material from the legendary Chess Records – 40 tracks all hand-picked by UK rocker Wilko Johnson – but material that stands more than strongly enough on its own, thanks to the heady power of the Chicago scene during its classic years! The package focuses on some of the key talents in the Chess roster at the time – with a few soul currents here and there, but mostly a raw electric blues approach overall – on titles that are both familiar classics and some lesser-known gems. Titles include "Goin Down Slow", "Back Door Man", "Spoonful", and "Howlin For My Darlin" by Howlin Wolf; "I Can't Be Satisfied", "Mannish Boy", "The Same Thing", and "Just Make Love To Me" by Muddy Waters; "Juke" and "My Babe" by Little Walter; "Mona", "Who Do You Love", and "Pretty Thing" by Bo Diddley; "Bring It On Home" and "Checkin Up On My Baby" by Sonny Boy Williamson; "No Particular Place To Go" and "Memphis Tennessee" by Chuck Berry; "So Many Roads So Many Trains" by Otis Russ; "First Time I Met The Blues" by Buddy Guy; "Soulful Dress" and "Slip In Mules" by Sugar Pie DeSanto; and "High Heel Sneakers" and "I Don't Want Cha" by Tommy Tucker. CD
 
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VariousTeenage Crush Vol 4 – 28 Clean-Cut Pop Rockers & Teen Ballads ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $7.99 18.99
Here's one to bring to Lover's Lane – a superb collection of late 50s and early 60s pop tunes – most of them rockers, but done with a sweet gentle sound that's very much in keeping with the "teenage" title of the set! But despite the cover, the music's not all sticky sweet – and there's almost a sinister undercurrent to the work – a Blue Velvet-esque sound that means that although the tracks are often sweet and nice, they're also kind of chilling – if that makes any sense! Titles include "I Saw Linda Yesterday" by Dickie Lee, "Just Young" by Andy Rose, "So Young" by Clyde Stacy, "Young Ideas" by Chico Holiday, "A Teenager Feels It Too" by Denny Reed, "Why Don't They Understand" by George Hamilton IV, "Never Be Anyone Else But You" by Ricky Nelson, "I'll Remember Carol" by Tommy Boyce, and "She's Neat" by Dale Wright. CD
Also available Teenage Crush Vol 4 – 28 Clean-Cut Pop Rockers & Teen Ballads ... CD 8.99

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✨✧ VariousIt's Zimmerman's World We Just Live In It ... CD
Pet Records, Mid 60s. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A freewheelin' compilation of obscure, groovy Bob Dylan knockoff singles from the mid 60s – pretty wild stuff! It's got a few numbers by singers who so totally and so brazenly imitate Dylan's vocal mannerisms, they almost sound like weird, mirror image, bizarro world songs by the man himself – and many more that kind of do their own thing, albeit with Dylan-esque lyrical imagery – all of it very well produced and performed. It's not all by complete unknowns (how does it feeeeeeeeellllll???), with a track by Tommy Boyce of Boyce & Hart and Monkees songwriting fame, Gary Usher cohort Dick Campbell and others, but most of it is cool & strange stuff by folks we've never heard of – with material ranging from chiming folk rock to surrealistic psych pop! Includes "Breaking Your Balloon" by Johnny Cymbal, "Leaving It All Behind" by The Toads, "Gotta Turn Myself On, Babe" by TJ Black, "Come Free My Mind" by Darrell Cotton, "Thank You Babe" by The Changin' Times, "Pretty Thing (Your Out Of Sight)". CD

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VariousGuys Go Pop 1965 – 26 Obscure Teen/Pop/Rock & Roll Sides from 1965 ... CD
Teensville, 1965. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
Great guy pop from that seminal year of 1965 – a time when styles were changing and sounds were moving – and mixing up influences from different strands of rock, pop, and soul! The tunes here are definitely from the pop side of the spectrum, and most were singles on bigger labels of the time – but together, they've got a really special sort of charm – less of the innocence of years before, but also surprisingly free of headier themes in other music of the period – even on the few tracks here from artists who'd only flower more strongly in later years. As with other CDs on the Teensville label, the track selection is great – put together with a great ear for overlooked gems that only ever circulated on 45s – titles that include "I Adore You" by Tommy Regan, "My Hometown" by Jimmy Boyd, "Around The Corner" by The Duprees, "City Lights" by Jerry Naylor, "Knowing I Won't Go Back There" by Kenny Rankin, "Let's Pretend" by Ron Murphy, "You'll Come Crying To Me" by Ray Singer, "Say Goodbye To Donna" by Cory Wells & The Enemys, "Natalie Would" by Joe Perkins, "One Fine Day" by Ed Harden, "Don't Shut Me Out" by Ken Kirkham, "Don't Fool Yourself" by John Summers, and "Have I Stayed Away Too Long" by Robbie & The Revelations. CD

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VariousBoppin By The Bayou – Drive-Ins & Baby Dolls ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $14.99
Rare rocking sounds from the Louisiana scene at the end of the 50s – pulled from that magical moment when the swampy state was one of the biggest brewing grounds for new sounds at the time! This volume of the Bayou series is mostly on the rock tip – but as with other volumes and work from Louisiana in general, there's a heck of a lot of genre-crossing going on – rock that draws from blues, hillbilly, and even cajun rhythms at times – which makes for music that's a fair bit different than the sounds you might have been getting from Memphis at the time! Most of these tracks are from rare sources, too – not just obscure singles on small labels, but also some unissued master tapes – some that might have come out briefly on older compilations, and a good number of cuts appearing here for the first time ever. As usual with Ace Records, the notes and package do a great job of making sense of the whole thing – further illuminating the groove – and titles include "She's Fine" by Frankie Lowery, "Draggin The Drive Ins' by Cookie Roberts, "Baby I Don't Care" by Wiley Jeffers, "Love Can Wait" by Johnny Bass, "Charge It" by Roy Templin & The Credit Cards, "Sweet Thing" by Cleveland Crochet & His Band Of Sugar Bees, "Let Me Come Your Way" by Burl Boykin, "Frankie & Johnny" by Zoro & The Zips, "Hey Joli" by Terry Clement, "No Money Down" by Rod Bernard, "Prisoner's Song" by Tommy Todd, and "Kruschev & The Devil" by Jay Chevalier. CD
 
 
 



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