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BreakawayBreakaway/Right On To The Top ... CD
Breakaway/BBE (UK), Late 70s. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99
A pair of completely rare albums from Breakaway – a St Louis combo from the late 70s – with a groove that's equal part jazzy club and blue-eyed soul! Breakaway is the group's debut – recorded in 1977 with a surprisingly tight sound – especially given that the group were essentially a local club act who got the chance to record a bit in a local studio! The feel is very much in the best LA mode of the time, but maybe a bit looser too – with emphasis on some funky riffing from the male members of the group, plus sweet lead vocals from singer Kathy Newbry-Taylor – an artist who might have been pop, had she worked on the coasts – but who stretches her style nicely here. The album's been made famous by both On Track and Americana comps on BBE – and titles include "There's A New Group In Town", "Who Was It This Time", "Love My Eyes", "Understudy DJ", "Everything's Been Said About You", and "My Symphony". Right On To The Top is the second set from Breakaway – and the album already shows a great deal of growth – especially in the territory of rhythm! Breakaway have definitely dug some of the best club modes from the New York scene – and work here in a jazzy disco style that's filled with sweet keyboard lines alongside the female lead vocals – all with a vibe that's nicely stripped-down, and still lives up to the indie spirit of the group. The set features some guest work on horns, which nicely expands the sound – and titles include "Straight On To The Top", "You Are Love", "Back & Forth", "There's A New Tree In The Forest", "Work With The Music", and "Breakaway". CD

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James BrownSoul On Top ... CD
King/Verve, 1970. Used ... $7.99
A different James Brown album – but a nice one! James doesn't sing soul, so much as jazz – in front of large backings by Louis Bellson, with arrangements by Oliver Nelson that are in his best 60s soul mode – and which give the album a very very groovy feel overall! The record's not funky, but James' vocals are plenty darn soulful – and the album is proof that he could be a huge talent in just about any mode that he chose – shining with a brilliance that was irrepressible! James covers a few of his older tracks on the album, and sings a few other pop standards – and titles include nice versions of "It's Magic", "The Man In The Glass", "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag", "That's My Desire", and "I Need Your Key (To Turn Me On)". CD features the previously unissued bonus track "There Was A Time" – plus the full, unedited versions of 4 other tracks – appearing here for the first time ever! CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)
Also available Soul On Top ... LP 14.99

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James BrownSoul On Top ... LP
King, 1970. Very Good Gatefold ... $14.99
A different James Brown album – but a nice one! James doesn't sing soul, so much as jazz – in front of large backings by Louis Bellson, with arrangements by Oliver Nelson that are in his best 60s soul mode – and which give the album a very very groovy feel overall! The record's not funky, but James' vocals are plenty darn soulful – and the album is proof that he could be a huge talent in just about any mode that he chose – shining with a brilliance that was irrepressible! James covers a few of his older tracks on the album, and sings a few other pop standards – and titles include nice versions of "It's Magic", "The Man In The Glass", "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag", "That's My Desire", and "I Need Your Key (To Turn Me On)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and unglued bottom seam.)
Also available Soul On Top ... CD 7.99

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CD Plastic Sleeves20 Polyclear Japanese Open Top Plastic Sleeves – Multi-Disc CD ... Record Care
Nagaoka (Japan), New Copy ... $4.99
A cool open-top plastic sleeve for storing your CDs! This one works like the LP and 45 sleeves we stock – in that the plastic hugs your CD package on the front and back, and on the sides and bottom – but the top is open, so you can slide out the jewel case for easy access when listening! There's no flap at all to get in the way – and the sleeves are great if you store your CDs on shelves vertically, and don't like the outside cases to get scratched up. This version fits a range of multi-disc packages – including older-styled jewel cases that handle 2 to 4 CDs, and most of the contemporary larger slipcover styled CD packages too. Record Care

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CD Plastic Sleeves30 Polyclear Japanese Open Top Plastic Sleeves – Jewel Case Single CD ... Record Care
Nagaoka (Japan), New Copy ... $4.99
A cool open-top plastic sleeve for storing your CDs! This one works like the LP and 45 sleeves we stock – in that the plastic hugs your CD package on the front and back, and on the sides and bottom – but the top is open, so you can slide out the jewel case for easy access when listening! There's no flap at all to get in the way – and the sleeves are great if you store your CDs on shelves vertically, and don't like the outside cases to get scratched up. This version fits a standard jewel case CD. Record Care

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CD Plastic Sleeves30 Polyclear Japanese Open Top Plastic Sleeves – Slim Single CD ... Record Care
Nagaoka (Japan), New Copy ... $4.99
A cool open-top plastic sleeve for storing your CDs! This one works like the LP and 45 sleeves we stock – in that the plastic hugs your CD package on the front and back, and on the sides and bottom – but the top is open, so you can slide out the jewel case for easy access when listening! There's no flap at all to get in the way – and the sleeves are great if you store your CDs on shelves vertically, and don't like the outside cases to get scratched up. This version fits a digipack, CD single, or slimline case. Record Care

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Paul ChambersBass On Top (RVG remaster edition – with bonus track) ... CD
Blue Note, 1957. New Copy ... $6.99 11.98
One of the most obscure of the Paul Chambers albums on Blue Note – and one of the most interesting as well! Although best known for his solid rhythm work on late 50s hardbop recordings, Chambers breaks out here with a more introspective, more exploratory style on the bass – using the instrument "on top", as a lead solo force in a group with Kenny Burrell on guitar, Hank Jones on piano, and Art Taylor on drums. The sound is surprisingly soulful, and modern yet swinging – in the manner of Oscar Pettiford's best sides of this style. Titles include "Yesterdays", "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To", "Confessin", and "The Theme". CD also features the bonus track "Chamber Mates" CD

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Nat King ColeTop Pops ... LP
Capitol, Near Mint- ... $11.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Turquoise label pressing. Cover has a bit of wear.)

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FormationsAt The Top Of The Stairs/Magic Melody ... 7-inch
MGM/Outta Sight (UK), 1967. New Copy ... $3.99
Great early Philly production from Leon Huff – who's more in a Northern Soul mode here than in his later years – which brings a mighty nice punch to the excellent hook in "Top Of The Stairs"! The Formations have a nice sense of formation in their lyrics for the main track – then harmonize even more on the "Magic Melody" on the flip! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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K7Zunga Zeng (extended version, diamond mix, top dog remix, fun mob remix) ... 12-inch
Tommy Boy, 1993. Very Good+ ... $0.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a Tommy Boy sleeve. Labels have a name in marker.)

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LancersSweet Mama Tree Top Tall/Were You Ever Mine To Lose ... 7-inch
Trend, 1953. Very Good+ ... $2.99
7-inch, Vinyl record

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Byron Lee & The DragonairesUptown Top Ranking (clear vinyl pressing) ... LP
VP, 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $21.99 24.99
An irresistible anthology of the ska, rocksteady, reggae, Caribbean R&B and even a bit of funk from Byron Lee & The Dragonaires – a wonderful selection of their tunes from the dawn of the 60s through the first couple years of the 70s! The breadth of this anthology shows the stylistic range of this great group over the years, from breezy, easygoing Jamaican dance ready tunes to some fairly righteous bits of funk later on, and it's a deep collection of great stuff! 20 tracks in all: "Frankenstein", "Last Night", "Jamaican Ska", "Dragon's Paradise", "Goldfinger", "Soul Ska", "Rock Steady", "Slow Run", a great, kind of dubby funk cover of "Don't Call Me N***er, Whitey", "Apache", "We Five", "Reggae Makossa", "Dumplin's", "Who-Dun-It". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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Van MorrisonStill On Top – The Greatest Hits ... CD
Polydor/Exile, 1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s. Used ... $2.99
CD
(Single CD version.)

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Nicole C MullenTop Ten ... CD
Word/Curb, 2010. Used ... $1.99
CD

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Tab SmithTop 'N' Bottom ... CD
Delmark, Mid 50s. Used ... $5.99
CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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Sonny StittSonny Stitt & The Top Brass ... CD
Atlantic (Germany), 1966. Used ... $6.99
A heck of a great little record – one that shouldn't work so well, but it does! For the set, Sonny Stitt's blowing in front of a larger brass section – and while the prospect of a Sonny Stitt big band record might not sound that great at first, this one really kicks, largely because of Sonny's great solo work! Stitt's in perfect form by this point – blowing freely above a core brass group that features Blue Mitchell, Jimmy Cleveland, and Willie Ruff – arranged tightly by Tadd Dameron and Jimmy Mundy, yet still given enough room to swing with a heck of a lot of soul! Also quite nice is the organ work on the set by the obscure female player Perri Lee – a great little groover with a lean sound that cuts through the arrangements and really makes them sparkle! Titles include "Souls Valley", "On A Misty Night", "Stittsie", "Poinciana", "Sea Sea Rider", and "The Four Ninety". CD

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Ernie WilkinsTop Brass Featuring The 5 Trumpets ... LP
Savoy, 1955. Very Good+ ... $24.99
Hard-swingin tracks from Ernie Wilkins – one of the most soulful arrangers of his time, working here in a wonderful all-star session from the 50s! The album's definitely got the "top brass" promised in the title – a lineup that features Donald Byrd, Ray Copeland, Idrees Sulieman, and Joe Wilder on trumpets – all working at a level that allows plenty of space for well-blown solos, but tied up in tighter ensemble formation overall – all with that Wilkins sense of swing that really set Ernie apart at the time. Rhythm is from a trip that includes Hank Jones on piano, Wendell Marshall on bass, and Kelly Clarke on drums – and titles include "58 Market Street", "Trick Or Treat", "Speedway", "Dot's What", "Top Brass", "Imagination", and "Willow Weep For Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy red label pressing, in a heavy glossy cover. Cover is great, but has one spot of tape in a corner.)

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VariousBlack Top Blues-A-Rama Vol 1 – Live At Tipitina's New Orleans ... LP
Black Top, 1988. Very Good ... $7.99
Features work from Anson Funderburgh & the Rockets, Sam Myers, Ron Levy & Grady Gaines. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and some marking in pen on the back.)

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VariousBlack Top Blues-A-Rama Vol 2 – Live At Tipitina's New Orleans ... LP
Black Top, 1988. Very Good ... $5.99
Features work from Anson Funderburgh & the Rockets, Sam Myers, Ron Levy & Grady Gaines. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousExtra Rich In Soul – 15 Top Quality Tracks From The Soul Junction Label ... CD
Soul Junction (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $18.99
A great little title for this very soulful album – and for the Soul Junction label in general, given how many wonderful records they've given us over the years! Soul Junction was started by folks with a long history of digging for rare soul in the US underground – and with their knowledge of obscure artists and singles, they've also uncovered some great contemporary American talents too – a few of whom are older soul singers working in obscurity, and others who may well represent the deep soul generations for years go come! Most of these cuts were recorded in the past few years, but have a really classic vibe throughout – almost like some lost work from the modern soul generation and the southern scene of the 80s – a bit more contemporary in the instrumentation and production, but still filled with deeply soulful vocals all the way through. Titles include "Have You Had Enough" by Clayton Hooker, "Don't Pop The Question" by Oliver Cheatham, "Fly Away" by August Heat, "Love Don't Live Here Anymore" by Pixy, "I Can't Wait" by Bill Spoon, "I Like Your Style" by One Nation, "We're Gonna Make It Through" by Natural Impulse, "Say It Again" by Clayton Hooker, "Games" by David Washington, "Love That's Real" by Darold Ghoulston, and "Back Stage" by Extra Rich In Class. CD
 
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Bitter TearsJam Tarts In The Jakehouse ... CD
Carrot Top, 2008. Used ... $2.99
CD
(Barcode has some marker.)

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Dorothy CollinsNew Way To Travel ... LP
Top Rank, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $18.99
Jazzy backings from Manny Albam – and titles that include "Lady In Red", "Adios", "Sweet & Gentle", "Perfidia", and "Let's Do It". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original deep groove pressing – nice!)

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Snooks EaglinLive In Japan ... CD
Black Top, 1997. Used ... $4.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Grady Gaines &The Texas UpsettersFull Gain ... LP
Black Top, 1988. Very Good ... $7.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Little Sonny JonesNew Orleans R&B Gems ... CD
Black Top, 1975. Used ... $3.99
CD

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Kid RockDevil Without A Cause ... CD
Atlantic/Lava/Top Dog, 1998. Used ... $0.99
CD

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Kid RockHistory Of Rock ... CD
Atlantic/Lava/Top Dog, 2000. Used ... $0.99
CD
(Promotional stamp on booklet cover.)

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Earl King & Roomful Of BluesGlazed ... LP
Black Top, 1987. Near Mint- ... $9.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some pen on back.)

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Mentally DisturbedBuckwild/DJ Leo Luv/Hype Tip (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
On Top, 1991. Very Good ... $1.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo.)

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Debby MooreMy Kind Of Blues ... LP
Top Rank, 1959. Very Good- ... $16.99
A cool little record from vocalist Debby Moore – an artist who whistles as well as she sings, and often manages to mix both talents strongly in the space of a single track! The album's got a slightly laidback, slightly bluesy feel – still jazz at the core, but in a way that has Debby hitting plenty of late nite, blue-tinged modes – a bit similar to Ernestine Anderson or Lorez Alexandria at the same points in their careers, and handled with similar small combo backing. Players include Harry Edison on trumpet – who sweetens up the sound nicely – plus Jimmy Jones on piano, Barry Galbraith on guitar, George Duvivier on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums. Titles include "How Come You Do Me Like You Do", "My Baby Loves Me True", "Five Months Two Weeks Two Days", "Come On Home To Me", "Sent For You Yesterday", "Nothin But Trouble On My Mind", and "No Love No Nothin". CD features the bonus track "Get A Feeling". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has masking tape on the top seam.)

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Megan ReillyWell ... CD
Carrot Top, 2012. Used ... $3.99
CD
(Barcode is blacked out.)

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Samarai CelestialCosmic Gold Millennium ... CD
Carrot Top, 1997. Used 2 CDs ... $5.99
CD

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Jack ScottI Remember Hank Williams ... LP
Top Rank, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $29.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing – in nice shape! Cover is great too.)

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Jack ScottWhat In The World's Come Over You ... LP
Top Rank, Early 60s. Good+ ... $4.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has fully split seams, with some moisture staining along the bottom.)

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Robert WardBlack Bottom ... CD
Black Top, 1995. Used ... $3.99
CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Soledad Bravo21 Temas Romanticos ... CD
Top Hits, Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ DaylightersOh Mom (Teach Me How To Uncle Willie)/Hard Headed Girl ... 7-inch
Tip Top, Mid 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really great "uncle willie" single from Chicago – one arranged by Burgess Gardner with a romping, stomping groove! The track starts out with a snapping snare and piano triplets – and when the vocals come in, they're hard hard hard all the way through! Nice and raw, with almost a garage soul approach! "Hard Headed Girl" is a mellower track, again arranged by Gardner. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ La Familia THSegundo Concierto De La Familia TH ... LP
Top Hits, 1983. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Kind of a Top Hits/TH version of the Fania All Stars – with work by Marvin Santiago, Willie Rosario, Raphy Leavitt, Willy Chrino, Tommy Olivencia, Oscar D'Leon, Andy Montanez, and other salsa heavyweights! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Dave LeeBig New Band From Britain ... LP
Top Rank, Late 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ron Levy's Wild KingdomFeaturing Ronnie Earl, Kim Wilson, Wayne Bennett, Jimmie Vaughan ... LP
Black Top, 1987. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)
 
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Alabama Red (Curtis Ray)Chicago Windy City Blues ... LP
Big Boy, 1988. Very Good+ ... $9.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a partially unglued top seam.)

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Manny AlbamSophisticated Lady – The Songs Of Duke Ellington ... LP
Coral, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $19.99
Features Bob Brookmeyer on trombone, Al Cohn on tenor, Nick Travis and Ernie Royal on trumpets, and Hank Jones on piano! LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy original pressing, with deep groove – nice and clean overall. Cover has a bit of splitting on top seam, and one vintage sticker – but is nice overall.)

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Monty AlexanderLove & Sunshine (German pressing) ... LP
MPS, 1974. Very Good- ... $3.99
Live Monty Alexander set from the mid 70s, featuring his groovy group with Ernest Ranglin on guitar, Eberhard Weber on bass, and Kenny Clare on drums. The bass playing's especially good, and there's lots of nice round funky moments in some of the best tracks. Titles include "Feel Like Making Love", "You Are The Sunshine Of My Life", and "S.K.J.". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear on the spine and masking tape on the top & bottom seams.)

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✨✧ Monty AlexanderThis Is Monty Alexander ... LP
Verve, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A tight funky Monty Alexander record from the early days, when he had Johnny Pate arranging and conducting, and when his sound was nice and hard, with a bit of a groovy twist! The tracks groove along in a Mojo Club kind of way – with Monty's piano jumping over the top of some super-soul arrangements from Johnny – and the record's got a nice pop soul jazz sound that really holds up over the years! With "Jooga Booga", "Give me Freedom", "Lay It On Me", and "Annisand Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Harry Allen/Jan Lundgren QuartetQuietly There ... CD
Stunt (Denmark), 2015. New Copy ... $15.99 18.99
A great laidback set from tenorist Harry Allen – nothing fancy, but a great demonstration of Allen's wonderfully old school approach! The group's got an easygoing groove – led by pianist Jan Lundgren – and Allen blows these soulful, spacious solos over the top – with a bit of a Gene Ammons vibe on both the groovers and mellow cuts. Even better, all tracks are compositions by the great Johnny Mandel – whose music works perfectly for this format – and titles include "Emily", "The Shining Sea", "Sure As You're Born", "Cinnamon & Clove", "Suicide Is Painless", and "The Shadow Of Your Smile". CD

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Steve AllenSteve Allen At The Roundtable ... LP
Roulette, 1958. Very Good+ ... $2.99
The cover's a bit hokey, but the album's a rock-solid session from Steve Allen – proof that he could be a very capable jazzman when needed! The recording's a live one – which makes for more spontaneous energy than some of Allen's more fully-arranged dates of the 50s – and the sidemen here really bring a lot to the record, and help make it a real group effort, not just a showcase for Steve's skills on piano. Players include Gus Bivona on clarinet, Mundell Lowe on guitar, Terry Gibbs on vibes, Gary Peacock on bass, and Gary Frommer on drums – and Doc Severinson joins the group on one track too. Almost all tunes are originals by Allen – and titles include "Roundtable Boogie", "Why Don't You Want To Go Home", "Even Stephen", "I Got Rhythm", and "Baby But You Did". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original color bar pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split top seam held with pieces of clear tape, some overall wear, and a sticker spot on one corner.)

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Steve AllenSteve Allen's All Star Jazz Concert Vol 2 ... LP
Decca, 1954. Very Good- ... $2.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some wear, light aging, and partially split top and bottom seams.)

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Mose AllisonAutumn Song ... LP
Prestige, 1959. Very Good ... $29.99
Mose Allison's last album for Prestige Records – before moving onto even bigger fame at Columbia and Atlantic during the 60s! Unlike Allison's later sets, this one is mostly instrumental – but there are a few sweet vocal tracks that bring out the hip, rootsy lyrical modes that would make Mose a big hit with the mod scene overseas – including the classic "Eyesight To The Blind", plus "That's All Right" and "Do Nothing Till You Here From Me". The remaining piano trio sides have a great rollicking groove – rootsy, yet slightly modern too – with bass by Addison Farmer and drums from Ronnie Free – on titles that include "Promenade", "It's Crazy", "Strange", "Autumn Song", and "Groovin High". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original yellow label pressing with deep groove, New Jersey address and RVG stamp. Cover has partial splitting on the top & bottom seams and some aging on the back.)

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Herb Alpert & The Tijuana BrassWhipped Cream & Other Delights ... LP
A&M, 1965. Very Good- ... $1.99
Trumpety magic from Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass – a record that's known not only for its classic cover of a model dipped in whipped cream, but also for it's tremendously groovy groove! The Tijuana sound is very firmly in place by the time of this set – Mexican-inspired, but compressed down into a sweet little LA groove in that magical A&M way – never too over the top, done in a way that takes a previously-hokey brassy sound, and smoothes it out for the Now Sound generation! Titles include the hit single "Whipped Cream", plus "Taste Of Honey", "Green Peppers", "Bittersweet Samba", "Lemon Tree", "Ladyfingers", and "Butterball". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Gene AmmonsBlue Gene ... LP
Prestige, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $29.99
Way more than just an album with Gene Ammons as a leader – and instead, a set that truly earns the "all stars" listed on the cover – thanks to a great array of supporting players, and a very loose, open-ended jam session style that lets everyone get in plenty of solo space! Ammons' tenor is tremendous, but he's also a great collaborator here, too – working with Idrees Suliman on trumpet, Pepper Adams on baritone, Mal Waldron on piano, Art Taylor on drums, Doug Watkins on bass, and Ray Barretto on conga – in a mode that's maybe slightly tighter than some of the blowing sessions Prestige was doing at the time, but which still has that key longform creative energy that made the hardbop generation so great. Titles include "Blue Gene", "Scamperin", "Blue Greens n Beans", and "Hip Tip" – and all tracks are long, with plenty of focus on solos! LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label NJ pressing, with deep groove and RVG stamp. Cover has splitting on the top seam and some pen on back.)

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Gene AmmonsFunky ... LP
Prestige, 1957. Very Good ... $39.99
One of Ammons' classic blowing sessions for Prestige, with an all-star lineup that includes Art Farmer, Jackie McLean, Mal Waldron, and Kenny Burrell. The group plays together on 4 long tracks, and in a tight hardbop vein, with long soulful solos from every player. Titles include "Pint Size", "King Size", and "Funky". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label NJ pressing with deep groove and RVG etch. Cover has splitting on the top seam and some gloss peeling on the opening.)

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Gene AmmonsLight, Bluesy, & Moody ... LP
Wing/Mercury, Late 40s/Late 50s. Very Good ... $1.99
Essential early stuff by Jug! The record is a 50s compilation of singles that Jug cut for Mercury during the late 40s, when he was transforming from a hard swing player into a firey bopper – but one who was capable of infusing his solos with a rich sense of emotion that was enough to bridge both generations of jazz. The tracks are great, and are essential listening I the career of Gene Ammons. The original recordings are very tough to find – and even this album doesn't show up that often. Filled with great tracks – like "Red Top", "Hot Springs", "Concentration", "Jeet Jet", and "Odd En Dow". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Wing pressing with deep groove.)

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Gene Ammons & Sonny Stitt with Jack McDuffSoul Summit ... LP
Prestige, 1962. Very Good+ ... $24.99
A definite soul summit for the time – with 3 top-shelf players in the lead, all getting plenty of room to do their thing! Both Gene Ammons and Sonny Stitt are on tenor in the front, working with the respect and confidence they'd forged together on other co-led sessions from the time – and Jack McDuff's a great addition to the set, playing Hammond with his newly-lean tone, and really helping things move along nicely. Drummer Charlie Persip has a nicely booming style here – one that gets the group out of the box from the get-go, and McDuff's handling all the bass work on the organ, which always makes for a tight rhythmic romp! Most tunes are in that great raw Prestige mode from the old days, as you'd guess by titles like "Tubby", "Dumplin", and "Shuffle Twist" – alongside other numbers that include "Sleeping Susan" and "Out In The Cold Again". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label NJ pressing with deep groove and Van Gelder stamp. Cover has some wear on the opening and a bit of pen on back.)

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Gene Ammons & Sonny Stitt with Jack McDuffSoul Summit – Vols 1 & 2 ... CD
Prestige (Germany), 1962. New Copy ... $13.99 18.98
The brain trust of soul jazz in the early 60s – led by tenorist Gene Ammons on both albums! Soul Summit Volume one features Ammons and Sonny Stitt on tenor, plus Jack McDuff on Hammond – a definite soul summit for the time – with 3 top-shelf players in the lead, all getting plenty of room to do their thing! Both Gene Ammons and Sonny Stitt are on tenor in the front, working with the respect and confidence they'd forged together on other co-led sessions from the time – and Jack McDuff's a great addition to the set, playing Hammond with his newly-lean tone, and really helping things move along nicely. Drummer Charlie Persip has a nicely booming style here – one that gets the group out of the box from the get-go, and McDuff's handling all the bass work on the organ, which always makes for a tight rhythmic romp! Most tunes are in that great raw Prestige mode from the old days, as you'd guess by titles like "Tubby", "Dumplin", and "Shuffle Twist" – alongside other numbers that include "Sleeping Susan" and "Out In The Cold Again". Soul Summit Vol 2 is a set that's less a "summit" than a great collection of groovy work for Prestige Records in the 60s – tracks that didn't make it onto other full albums of the time, but which feature material by some of the most soulful talents on the label! Tenorist Gene Ammons is the main star here – stretching out wonderfully on most numbers on the record – although the set also features added tenor work from Red Holloway, George Barrow, and Harold Vick! The mighty Jack McDuff lends his Hammond to a few tunes, Etta Jones sings on three numbers, and the record even features trumpet from Clark Terry, alto from Oliver Nelson, and congas from Ray Barretto too – on cuts that include "Scram", "Cool Cool Daddy", "Ballad For Baby", "If You Are But A Dream", "But Not For Me", and "Love I've Found You". CD

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Curtis AmyTippin On Through ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1963. Very Good- ... $13.99
One of the best albums ever by Curtis Amy, and a tasty live set recorded during the period when he was beginning to steep himself in Coltrane influences, and stretch out his tenor sound a bit. The album's also notable for being an early appearance on wax by Roy Ayers, who is incorrectly listed in the credits as "Ron Ayers"! Other players include Roy Brewster on trombone and John Houston on piano, and titles include "For Ayers Only", "Tippin On Through", and "Funk In The Evening". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black & silver label pressing. Cover has some splitting on the top seam and some wrinkling in the clear laminant.)

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Ernie AndrewsTravelin Light ... LP
GNP, Mid 50s/1975. Very Good ... $5.99
Some of the earliest work we've ever seen from LA singer Ernie Andrews – much better known for his 60s sides, but sounding great here overall! Side one of the album's from a 1958 date arranged by Gerald Wiggins and featuring Eric Dolphy on alto sax – tunes done in a slightly bluesy mode that brings out the deepest side of Andrews vocals. Side two's from a few years before – 1956 – and features some slightly tighter arrangements from Benny Carter, but still a nice jazz base overall – and as with the first date, the group is filled with top-shelf players from the LA scene. Titles include "Song Of The Wanderer", "Bernie's Tune", "Slide Mr Trombone", "Travelin Light", "Lover Come Back To Me", and a unique vocal version of Teddy Edwards' "Sunset Eyes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original 70s pressing. Cover is in great shape.)

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✨✧ Apple & The Three OrangesFree & Easy – The Complete Works 1970 to 1975 ... CD
Now Again, Early 70s. Used ... $10.99
A funky treasure trove from Apple & The Three Oranges – a group we hardly know at all, but who really blow us away with the cuts on this collection! The groove is plenty hard right from the get-go – the best of the funky 45 underground of the early 70s – which means that there's more 60s rawness on the record than you'd get from bigger-label funk at the time – as Ed "Apple" Nelson still works here with a mostly underground vibe! Ed plays drums – which are mighty hard on most numbers – and his vocals have this offbeat, off-kilter, over the top quality that almost reminds us a bit of the Hank Ballard/James Brown recordings for late 60s King – particularly in the way that Nelson's completely unbridled with his energy. The whole thing's great – one of the best funky collections we've heard in years – and presented with a rich amount of notes and historical information too. Titles include "Free & Easy (parts 1 & 2)", "Moon Light", "Curse Upon The World", "What Goes Around Comes Around", "Down Home Publicity", "True Love Will Never Die", "Gotta Stand For Something (parts 1 & 2)", and "I'll Give You A Ring". CD features a massive 52 page booklet, too! CD
Also available Free & Easy – The Complete Works 1970 to 1975 (with download) ... LP 19.99

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Apple & The Three OrangesFree & Easy – The Complete Works 1970 to 1975 (with download) ... LP
Now Again, Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $19.99
A funky treasure trove from Apple & The Three Oranges – a group we hardly know at all, but who really blow us away with the cuts on this collection! The groove is plenty hard right from the get-go – the best of the funky 45 underground of the early 70s – which means that there's more 60s rawness on the record than you'd get from bigger-label funk at the time – as Ed "Apple" Nelson still works here with a mostly underground vibe! Ed plays drums – which are mighty hard on most numbers – and his vocals have this offbeat, off-kilter, over the top quality that almost reminds us a bit of the Hank Ballard/James Brown recordings for late 60s King – particularly in the way that Nelson's completely unbridled with his energy. The whole thing's great – one of the best funky collections we've heard in years – and presented with a rich amount of notes and historical information too. Titles include "Free & Easy (parts 1 & 2)", "Moon Light", "Curse Upon The World", "What Goes Around Comes Around", "Down Home Publicity", "True Love Will Never Die", "Gotta Stand For Something (parts 1 & 2)", and "I'll Give You A Ring". Features a great 16 page booklet with extensive liner notes and photos! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)
Also available Free & Easy – The Complete Works 1970 to 1975 ... CD 10.99

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Neil ArdleyKaleidoscope Of Rainbows (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Gull/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1976. Near Mint- 2LP (reissue)... $23.99
A sweet little double-length set from British jazz rock genius Neil Ardley – one that has him working off the vibe explored on the Greek Variations album, but hitting a sound that's a fair bit funkier overall! As with other efforts, Ardley draws here on some really top-shelf talents for his ideas – soloists who include Ian Carr on trumpet, Ken Shaw on guitar, and Tony Coe, Barbara Thompson, and Brian Smith on saxes! The tracks are all quite longish, and unfold in a really organic way – building over an immediate rhythm at some points, or letting the soloists set the main vibe at others. There's nothing overly-obtuse about the record at all, and Ardley never lets anyone dominate too much – making the album a strong group effort with a really unified vision – but one with plenty of space for the feeling of the individual players. Titles include "Rainbow One", "Rainbow Two", "Rainbow Three", and so on. LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram reissue, on Pure Pleasure)
 
 
 



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