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James BrownSoul On Top ... CD
King/Verve, 1970. Used ... $5.99
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
(Punch through barcode.)

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CD Plastic Sleeves20 Polyclear Japanese Open Top Plastic Sleeves – Multi-Disc CD ... Record Care
Nagaoka (Japan), New Item ... $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 Item ... $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 Item ... $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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Nat King ColeTop Pops ... LP
Capitol, Near Mint- ... $4.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Turquoise label pressing. Cover has a bit of wear.)

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First PlanetTop Of The World/I Want To Thank You Baby ... 12-inch
Voodoo Funk (UK), Late 70s. New Copy (pic cover)... $14.99
Sweet Lagos disco from First Planet – two clubby cuts from the 70s, served up in a mighty special package! "Top Of The World" has this snapping sort of vibe that's like a great post-disco cut from the US – a bit of funk and club mixed together, with very cool processing on the lyrics that almost bring in some slight Miami elements as well! "I Want To Thank You Baby" follows with even a stronger Miami vibe – lots of spacey keyboards over riffing guitars and fast drums – almost like some lost 12" single from the vaults of TK Records! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited pressing – with a bonus poster attached to the sleeve!)

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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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LancersSweet Mama Tree Top Tall/Were You Ever Mine To Lose ... 7-inch
Trend, 1953. Very Good+ ... $1.99
7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Byron Lee & The DragonairesUptown Top Ranking ... CD
VP, Late 60s. New Copy ... $13.99 15.98
Some of the best work you'll ever hear from the mighty Byron Lee – not the watered-down sound of later records for the tourists, but all the sharp, soulful sounds that made him one of the hippest talents working in the Caribbean scene of the 60s! Byron's got a groove here that's heavy on influences from the American instrumental underground – almost garage guitar roots, turned towards more Caribbean rhythms – sometimes with a Cuban current at the bottom, other times with more of a Kingston or Nassau vibe – always very hip on the rhythmic tip, with loads of electric guitar and keyboards over the top. The tunes are as playful as you'd guess from the titles – and tracks include "Frankenstein", "Last Night", "Jamaican Ska", "Dragon's Paradise", "Goldfinger", "Soul Ska", "Rock Steady", "Slow Run", "Apache", "We Five", "Reggae Makossa", "Dumplin's", and "Who-Dun-It" – plus a dubby funk cover of "Don't Call Me N***er, Whitey", CD
Also available Uptown Top Ranking (clear vinyl pressing) ... LP 21.99

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Byron Lee & The DragonairesUptown Top Ranking (clear vinyl pressing) ... LP
VP, Late 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $21.99 24.99
Some of the best work you'll ever hear from the mighty Byron Lee – not the watered-down sound of later records for the tourists, but all the sharp, soulful sounds that made him one of the hippest talents working in the Caribbean scene of the 60s! Byron's got a groove here that's heavy on influences from the American instrumental underground – almost garage guitar roots, turned towards more Caribbean rhythms – sometimes with a Cuban current at the bottom, other times with more of a Kingston or Nassau vibe – always very hip on the rhythmic tip, with loads of electric guitar and keyboards over the top. The tunes are as playful as you'd guess from the titles – and tracks include "Frankenstein", "Last Night", "Jamaican Ska", "Dragon's Paradise", "Goldfinger", "Soul Ska", "Rock Steady", "Slow Run", "Apache", "We Five", "Reggae Makossa", "Dumplin's", and "Who-Dun-It" – plus a dubby funk cover of "Don't Call Me N***er, Whitey", LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)
Also available Uptown Top Ranking ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Bobby Osborne & The Rocky Top X-PressBluegrass Melodies ... CD
Rounder, 2007. Used ... $3.99
CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Tito PuenteTop Percussion ... CD
RCA, 1957. Used ... $3.99
One of the greatest Tito Puente albums from the 50s, and a spare percussion jam session that's right up there with his legendary Puente In Percussion album! The group features Mongo Santamaria, Bill Correa, Julito Collazo, and Enrigue Marti on percussion with Tito – and the only other additional sounds are some occasional vocals, and a pounding bassline. The set's extremely raw, with a very tight groove – and the sound is incredible – easily enough to make this one of Tito's best percussion dates ever! Titles include "Ti Mon Bo", "Elequana", "Bragada", "Alaumba Chemache", "Hot Timbales", and "Four By Two". CD
Also available Top Percussion ... LP 9.99

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✨✧ Tito PuenteTop Percussion ... LP
RCA, 1958. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
One of the greatest Tito Puente albums from the 50s, and a spare percussion jam session that's right up there with his legendary Puente In Percussion album! The group features Mongo Santamaria, Bill Correa, Julito Collazo, and Enrigue Marti on percussion with Tito – and the only other additional sounds are some occasional vocals, and a pounding bassline. The set's extremely raw, with a very tight groove – and the sound is incredible – easily enough to make this one of Tito's best percussion dates ever! Titles include "Ti Mon Bo", "Elequana", "Bragada", "Alaumba Chemache", "Hot Timbales", and "Four By Two". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Top Percussion ... CD 3.99

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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+ ... $13.99
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 7 – Live At Tipitina's New Orleans ... CD
Black Top, 1993. Used ... $5.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousCold Chillin Top 4 – The Best Of Cold Chillin Records ... CD
Cold Chillin/Traffic, Late 80s/Early 90s. Used ... $2.99
Stone cold classics from Cold Chillin' – benchmark rap from MC Shan, Marley Marl & Craig G, Biz Markie and Kool G Rap & DJ Polo – the Top 4 figures/units in the legendary label's canon! It's classic after classic here, 15 inarguably excellent tracks from a pivotal era – representing the range of the roster as well as straight up stellar tracks. Includes "Jane, Stop This Crazy Thing", "The Bridge", "Down By Law", "I Pioneered This" and "Juice Crew Law" by MC Shan, "Pickin' Boogers", "Vapors" and "Make The Music With Your Mouth Biz" by The Biz, "On The Run" and "Ill Street Blues" by Kool G Rap & DJ Polo, "Wack ITT" by Marley Marl & Roxanne Shante and more. CD

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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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ZZ TopAfterburner ... LP
Warner, 1985. Sealed ... $14.99
LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Bitter TearsJam Tarts In The Jakehouse ... CD
Carrot Top, 2008. Used ... $1.99
CD
(Barcode has some marker.)

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✨✧ Brenda & The TabulationsDon't Make Me Over/You've Changed ... 7-inch
Top & Bottom, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $2.99
7-inch, Vinyl record

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Don & JuanChicken Necks/What's Your Name ... 7-inch
Big Top, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Ronnie Earl & The BroadcastersSurrounded By Love ... CD
Black Top, 1991. Used ... $4.99
CD
(Out of print. CD booklet has a signature in pen.)

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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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✨✧ James HarmanTwo Sides To Every Story ... CD
Black Top, 1993. Used ... $13.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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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 ... $0.49
CD

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Kid RockHistory Of Rock ... CD
Atlantic/Lava/Top Dog, 2000. Used ... $0.49
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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Daniel KnoxDaniel Knox ... LP
Carrot Top, 2015. Sealed ... $16.99
LP, Vinyl record album

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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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✨✧ Bobby RadcliffDresses Too Short ... CD
Black Top, 1991. Used ... $3.99
CD
(Out of print, cutout notch through spine.)

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✨✧ Bobby RadcliffUniversal Blues ... CD
Black Top, 1991. Used ... $3.99
CD
(Out of print. Booklet has a cutout hole.)

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

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✨✧ Bobby RushGotta Be Funky/Gotta Find You Girl ... 7-inch
On Top, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Two monster tracks from Bobby Rush! Both are blues numbers, but both tracks have these hard funky grooves underneath, with drums kicking it up, bass rolling in tight riffs, and Bobby's guitar wailing away in fuzzed-out trippy riffs. Excellent stuff for the sample crowd – but great funky cuts on their own! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Samarai CelestialCosmic Gold Millennium ... CD
Carrot Top, 1997. Used 2 CDs ... $3.99
CD

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Jack ScottI Remember Hank Williams ... LP
Top Rank, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $24.99
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+ ... $2.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has fully split seams, with some moisture staining along the bottom.)

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✨✧ Sturgill SimpsonMetamodern Sounds In Country Music ... CD
High Top Mountain, 2014. Used ... $6.99
CD
 
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AirtoVirgin Land ... LP
Salvation, 1974. Very Good+ ... $8.99
A great little fusion set from Airto – recorded in a mode that's a great bridge between his acoustic roots and some of his smoother albums in years to come! The sound has some key electric elements here – bits of bass, guitar, and keyboards – but there's still a strongly acoustic sound overall too, one that leaves plenty of room for Airto's unique jams on percussion, plus a bit of vocals from the lovely Flora Purim. Airto's got some top-shelf talents helping him out here – Billy Cobham on production, and Stanley Clarke and Milcho Leviev on arrangements – and there's a nice sense of darkness going on that even separates the album from some of Airto's other mid 70s sides on CTI. Titles include "Peasant Dance", "Musikana", "Virgin Land", and "Hot Sand". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a cutout hole.)

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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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AlchemistRetarded Alligator Beats ... LP
ALC, 2015. New Copy ... $19.99 21.98
A rewarding entry in Alchemists always worthwhile instrumental series – featuring a diverse, though distinctively Alchemist set of unreleased beats – and a guest vocal appearance from Action Bronson for good measure! All the material on Retarded Alligator Beats was put down by Alc in the summer of 2013, which was clearly a creatively fruitful period for the man, as this is top shelf stuff. Includes "Summer Madness", "Muscular Infant", "Bloodhounds", "Retarded Alligator", "Seven Minutes", "Holy Tabernacle", "Gigantic Clam", "Still Ill", "Napoleon" and more – plus "Voodoo" featuring Action Bronson". LP, Vinyl record album

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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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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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✨✧ Allman BrothersAllman Brothers At Fillmore East ... LP
Capricorn, 1971. Very Good- 2LP Gatefold ... $16.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Pink label pressing. Cover has some wear, two split bottom seams, and a split top seam.)

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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 AmmonsBad Bossa Nova (aka Jungle Soul) ... LP
Prestige, 1964. Very Good ... $8.99
Bad Bossa Nova is right – as Gene Ammons really hits a great groove here – one that's not exactly bossa, but which has lots of Latin and tropical touches! The session makes great use of 2 guitars at the same time – using that of Kenny Burrell for soulful rhythm, but also adding in Bucky Pizzarelli for some nice acoustic embellishments – in a mode that's similar to the soul jazz-com-bossa style used on records like Ike Quebec's Soul Samba or Charlie Rouse's Bossa Nova Bacchanal. The overall rhythms are a bit more complicated, and a bit more soul jazz based than those sets – with Hank Jones on piano, Oliver Jackson on percussion, and Al Hayes adding in some sweet extra bongo! Titles include the classic "Ca'Purange" – plus "Anna", "Yellow Bird", "Cae Cae", and "Moito Mato Grosso". Also issued under the title Jungle Soul! (Ca' Purange). LP, Vinyl record album
(Black & silver label pressing. Cover has splitting on the top seam and a fairly large center split on the bottom seam.)

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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.)
Also available Blue Gene ... CD 5.99

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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 Ammons & Sonny Stitt with Jack McDuffSoul Summit – Vols 1 & 2 ... CD
Prestige (Germany), 1962. New Copy ... $9.99 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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✨✧ Laurie AndersonUnited States – Live (5LP set) ... LP
Warner, 1983. Near Mint- 5 LPs ... $12.99
Recorded live at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York City, February 7-10, 1983. A HUGE amount of material! Includes the tracks "Say Hello", "Walk The Dog", "Violin Solo", "Closed Circuits", "For A Large And Changing Room", "Pictures Of It", "Language Of The Future", "Reverb", "If You Can't Talk About It, Point To It", "City Song", "Finnish Farmers", "Democratic Way", "Private Property", "Neon Duet", "Difficult Listening Hour", "So Happy Birthday", "Dance Of Electricity", "Sax Duet", "Born, Never Asked", "From The Air", "Beginning French", "Talkshow", "Cello Solo", "Blue Lagoon", "Stiff Neck", "Hothead", "Telephone Song", "Sweaters", "We've Got Four Big Clocks", "I Dreamed I Had To Take A Test", "Big Top", "It Was Up In The Mountains", "Big Science", "Red Map", "Strike", "False Documents", and many, many more! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes all the inner sleeves. Box has some wear and a few creases.)

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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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ArchiesSunshine ... LP
Kirshner, 1970. Very Good ... $4.99
Believe it or not, the 4th album by The Archies – and one that's way past the early hits that first got them started! The sound here stands out surprisingly well on its own – with less of the cartoony references of the past, and more of a Sunshiney Pop quality that we like a lot. The tunes are still kind of playfully sing-song, in a way that would have worked with the kids, but the overall themes are a bit deeper too. Jeff Barry produced, and titles include "A Summer Prayer For Peace", "Sunshine", "Who's Gonna Love Me", "Mr Factory", "Love & Rock & Roll Music", "Over & Over", "Waldo P Emerson Jones", and "Suddenly Susan". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has masking tape along the top and bottom seams and the spine has a spot of old tape.)

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Neil ArdleyKaleidoscope Of Rainbows (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Gull/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1976. Near Mint- 2LP (reissue)... $19.99
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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Louis ArmstrongAmbassador Satch ... LP
Columbia, 1955. Very Good ... $6.99
Ambassador Satch is a key statement of Armstrong's global power in the postwar years, a time when the State Department was using his talents to mend fences and open doors after WWII. The material is Armstrong at his best comeback stretch – and most of these recall the classic sound of his early years, without any of the pop inflections of other later recordings. Titles include "Muskrat Ramble", "All Of Me", "West End Blues", and "Tiger Rag". LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye pressing with deep groove. Cover has a half split top seam.)
 
 
 



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