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✨✧ Van McCoyDisco Baby (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Avco/Victor (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
This is it! The record that helped put disco over in a huge way, with a sound that would go on to be heavily imitated for years to come. Sweeping disco production from Hugo & Luigi arranged and conducted by Van McCoy, already a studio mainstay by this point, coupled with a set of accessible numbers paved the way towards huge mainstream appeal for tracks like "The Hustle". This album also includes the title track, "Get Dancin", "Spanish Boogie", "Turn This Mother Out" plus covers of the Ohio Players' "Fire" and AWB's "Pick Up The Pieces". CD
 
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John ColtraneBallads ... LP
Impulse, 1962. Very Good- ... $34.99
A perennial favorite in the John Coltrane catalog – a beautiful set of standards, handled in a warm laidback style – one that shows that Trane's groundbreaking group with Jimmy Garrison on bass, Elvin Jones on drums, and McCoy Tyner on piano could still express themselves with even more direct soulfulness than usual! The album's completely solid all the way through – and although it won't change your life as much as A Love Supreme, it will show what a fantastically strong player Coltrane was, in any sort of setting! Titles include "I Wish I Knew", "What's New", "Nancy", "You Don't Know What Love Is", and "All Or Nothing At All". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange and black label mono pressing, with a Van Gelder stamp – clean, with some light marks. Cover is nice overall, but has a small cutout hole, and a bit of wear on the bottom seam.)
Also available Ballads (180 gram vinyl) ... LP 26.99

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Faith Hope & CharityFaith Hope & Charity (RCA) (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/Soulmusic.com, 1975. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
Sweet 70s soul from Faith Hope & Charity – a trio who had recorded previously, but who really burst out here at the start of the disco years with some strong studio help from the great Van McCoy! The style of the record isn't really disco, but isn't far off either – as McCoy mixes lively rhythms and soaring strings with the vocal interplay of the trio – who come off much more as a well-formed soul group than some of the other trios of the generation – who were often just doing chorus vocals for the grooves! Singer Brenda Hillard really soars at times – with a lead that sets fire to the tracks nicely – and titles include the classic "Find a Way", plus "Just One Look", "Disco Dan", "Rescue Me", "Little Bit Of Love", "Don't Go Looking For Love", and "To Each His Own". CD features bonus single mixes of "Find a Way", "Don't Go Looking For Love", and "To Each His Own". CD

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Faith Hope & CharityLife Goes On (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/Real Gone, 1976. New Copy ... $11.99
Life goes on for Faith, Hope, & Charity – and goes on pretty darn strongly, too – thanks to some wonderful work from the great Van McCoy, served up at a level that really goes beyond his stock sound of the time! The group's blend of one male and two female singers really works well in the context – shifting leads well from track to track to suit the mood of the set – and almost coming across like some sort of extended "suite" of killer 70s soul. This fact is further enforced by the album's great "live spiral" tracks – short cuts under 30 seconds that link together the longer tunes on the set. Titles include "You've Gotta Tell Her", "Just Wanted To Say I Love You", "You're My Peace Of Mind", "Life Goes On", "Gradually", and "Positive Thinking". CD features four bonus tracks – 12" versions of "Life Goes On", "You're My Peace Of Mind", "Gradually", and "Positive Thinking". CD

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Sharon RidleyStay A While With Me (Sussex pressing) ... LP
Sussex, 1971. Very Good ... $39.99
An incredible album of deep deep soul! Recorded way before Sharon Ridley became a big club diva, this record mixes deep soul vocal stylings with some well produced Van McCoy arrangements, and backing by some crack New York players. The result is one of the best female vocal soul albums we can think of from the early 70s – and the kind of lost soul album that makes you keep tracking down rare wax! Includes the incredible cut "You Sold Me A One Way Ticket", which begins with an amazing intro, and has a hook so strong you could hang a parka on it – plus the cuts "Stay A While With Me", "I Found Him, I Loved Him, I Lost Him", and "When A Woman Falls In Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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SoftonesSoftones (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Avco/Victor (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $28.99
A stellar first set from The Softones – labelmates of The Stylistics in their early years, and a group who really share a similar sense of east coast harmony soul! There's a nicely fragile approach to the group at all the best moments – a style that's better than shakey indie soul, but which is still quite personal – even amidst some really well-penned charts by Van McCoy! The strings have all these sweet and subtle touches and changes – never detracting from the vocals, but instead really underscoring the unique appeal that makes the group this great. A wonderful set to file next to your New Jersey classics by The Moments and Whanauts – with tracks that include "The First Day", "Extra Ordinary People", "Why Why Baby", "Never Let A Woman Like That Go By", and "Everybody Knew But Me". CD

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SpellbindersMagic Of The Spellbinders ... LP
Columbia, Late 60s. Good+ ... $11.99
The one and only album by this sweet east coast harmony group – a killer little set that has a warmly soaring feel! Van McCoy's the maestro behind the whole set – handling both the arrangements and musical backings – and he gives the group's male/female blend of voices a really great sort of groove! The style's something of a link between Ruby & The Romantics and Friends Of Distinction – but the harmonies are possibly even better than both of those acts – much more in the best spirit of the indie harmony soul scene of the time, with a heartbreaking quality that must have sounded great coming out of the speaker of an AM radio on a hot summer night! Titles include "We're Acting Like Lovers", "For You", "One Of A Kind", "Stone In Love", "Chain Reaction", "Long Lost Love", and "Baby I Miss You". LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound mono pressing. Cover has a tracklist sticker on the front with staining and peeling due to moisture along the spine (about 3 inches).)

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✨✧ StylisticsThank You Baby ... LP
H&L, 1975. Very Good ... $0.99
Maybe one of the last early "classic" albums from The Stylistics – a record that still preserves the fragile harmonies of their best work at moments, and avoids most of the pitfalls of their late 70s mis-steps! Van McCoy handled arrangements here – and he's mostly in a mode that draws from his best crossover soul work of the early 70s – and less of his growing disco fame of the time. And while there's certainly a few attempts at club on the record, the best cuts are the mellowest ones – some great harmony numbers that still echo with the sound of the group we first fell in love with. Titles include "I'd Rather Be Hurt By You", "What Goes Around Comes Around", "Thank You Baby", "Can't Give You Anything", "Tears & Souvenirs", "I'm Gonna Win", and "Stay". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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ZulemaJust Can't Say Goodbye – The Best Of The RCA Years ... CD
RCA/Soulmusic.com (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $13.99
A killer overview of the RCA years of Zulema Cusseaux – a heck of a great singer, and one who worked with some excellent styles during her 70s years in soul! Zulema's got a slightly righteous approach to her music – a style schooled in the deep soul of her Floria roots, but focused on some tighter, groovier charts here – thanks to top-shelf work from studio talents like Bert DeCoteaux, Leon Pendarvis, and Van McCoy – all of whom bring a really special sort of magic to these sides! Zulema's got the kind of voice that might have faltered if given the wrong direction – but here, it really takes off – especially given the excellent choices in the collection, which nicely avoids some of the few mis-steps on Zulema's fuller albums. 19 tracks in all – including "Standing In The Back Row Of Your Heart", "I Love You Baby", "Pity For The Children", "You Had To Know", "Half Of Your Heart", "It Will Never Be The Same Again", "Why Did It Have To End This Way", and "Love To Last Forever". CD

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VariousGirls! Girls! Girls! – 25 All-Time Classics Of The Girl Group Sound ... CD
Varese, 1960s. Used ... $9.99
Some of the sweetest sounds of the 60s – a treasure trove of 25 girl group classics! This extremely well-chosen set is great in that it not only includes work by some of the biggest and best acts of the time, but also in that it blends together trio tunes with tracks by single artists, but which still follow very much in the style and approach of the classic group sound. Includes important work produced by Barry White, Juggy Murray, Van McCoy, Phil Spector, Kim Fowley, and other heroes of ours – with tracks that include "Til" by The Angels, "Bobby's Girl" by Marcie Blaine, "Laugh Or Cry" by Yvonne Carroll, "I Wanna Love Him So Bad" by The Jelly Beans, "It May Be Winter Outside" by Felice Taylor, "Hello Stranger" by Barbara Lewis, "Give Him A Great Big Kiss" by the Shangri Las, "Right On The Tip Of My Tongue" by Brenda & The Tabulations, "You'll Lose A Good Thing" by Barbara Lynn, "Jimmy Kiss & Run" by Diane Maxwell, "I Love How You Love Me" by The Paris Sisters, "People Say" by The Dixie Cups, "I Know (You Don't Love Me No More)" by Barbara George, "Yes I'm Ready" by Barbara Mason, and "A Thousand Stars" by Kathy Young & The Innocents. CD

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✨✧ StylisticsLet's Put It All Together ... LP
Avco, 1974. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Mid-period Stylistics, recorded after their association with Thom Bell and Linda Creed, and during the time that the group was handled by Hugo & Luigi. H&L do an ok job with them, and they've got Van McCoy handling arrangements to add a bit more soul to the mix – but the record is still down a few notches from the classic years. The album includes one last Thom Bell arrangement – the group's huge "You Make Me Feel Brand New" – plus other cuts like "Love Is The Answer", "I Got Time On My Hands", "I Got A Letter", and "We Can Make It Happen Again", perhaps the group's wish for a bigger hit. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Freddie HubbardOpen Sesame (RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1960. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Seminal work from Freddie Hubbard – an early hardbop session that features some great work by Tina Brooks on tenor, piano by McCoy Tyner, and rhythm from the team of Sam Jones on bass Clifford Jarvis on drums! And although Freddie's great at this early point in his career – playing with a brash, urgent tone that's totally compelling – we're even bigger fans of the Tina Brooks work on this record! Brooks' tone is amazing – right up there with the style he used on his own rare few Blue Note sides, full of fresh fire and a really edgey approach to the tenor – and together with Hubbard, he helps craft a tight little set that's one of Hubbard's best-ever straight sides from the 60s. Titles include "But Beautiful", "One Mint Julep", "Hub's Nub", "Open Sesame", and "Gypsy Blue". Plus, the CD features bonus alternate takes of "Open Sesame" and "Gypsy Blue". CD
(24 bit remastering by Rudy Van Gelder.)
Also available Open Sesame ... LP 11.99

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✨✧ Presidents5-10-15-20-25-30 Years Of Love – Their Greatest Hits ... CD
Sussex/Fuel 2000, Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The early 70s sweet soul masterpiece by The Presidents – a great album that kicks off with a title track of that was a huuuuuuuge hit back in the day, but the full length album by the group just about never shows up! It's just beautiful stuff, with lots of tasty harmony soul tracks with production by Van McCoy, who also wrote and arranged the bulk of the material. The vocals are great and the strings soar pretty grandly, without compromising the group soul backdrop. Includes the big title hit, of course, plus "Gotta Keep Movin", "For You", "Sweet Magic", "This Is My Dream World", and "How Can You Say You're Leavin". This Fuel CD is subtitled Their Greatest Hits – which it essentially is, but it's the complete original album, plus one more, "The Sweetest Thing This Side Of Heaven". We're just thrilled to see this worthy material finally get a real reissue! CD

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✨✧ David RuffinWho I Am ... LP
Motown, 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nicely grooving work from David Ruffin – working here with arrangements and production by Van McCoy, sparkling with a strong pop soul approach that hits hard on all burners. Includes the big hit "Walk Away From Love", one of David's sweetest numbers – plus the tracks "Who I Am", "Wild Honey", "Statue Of A Fool", "Heavy Love", and "The Finger Pointers". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear & a sticker spot.)

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✨✧ StylisticsThank You Baby (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
H&L/Victor (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Maybe one of the last early "classic" albums from The Stylistics – a record that still preserves the fragile harmonies of their best work at moments, and avoids most of the pitfalls of their late 70s mis-steps! Van McCoy handled arrangements here – and he's mostly in a mode that draws from his best crossover soul work of the early 70s – and less of his growing disco fame of the time. And while there's certainly a few attempts at club on the record, the best cuts are the mellowest ones – some great harmony numbers that still echo with the sound of the group we first fell in love with. Titles include "I'd Rather Be Hurt By You", "What Goes Around Comes Around", "Thank You Baby", "Can't Give You Anything", "Tears & Souvenirs", "I'm Gonna Win", and "Stay". CD
Also available Thank You Baby ... LP 0.99

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✨✧ Thelma Houston & Jerry ButlerThelma & Jerry/Two To One (with bonus track) ... CD
Motown/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1977/1978. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Both of Thelma Houston & Jerry Butler's duo records for Motown – back-to-back in a single set! 1977's Thelma & Jerry is up first – and it's a truly sweet pairing of the 2 legendary voices – tempering the more crossover disco mode that Thelma was working so strongly in the mid-to-late 70s just a bit, but still done with a fairly slick, nice and warm sound. The vocal chemistry with Jerry is pretty wonderful, too! Butler and Hal Davis take partial credit for production and tracks include a great, soul style medley of the pop hits "If You Leave Me Now/Love So Right", "Only The Beginning", Stevie Wonder's "Joy Inside My Tears", "Let's Get Together", "It's A Lifetime Thing","I Love You Through Windows" and more. The follow-up Two To One is another gem – this one featuring arrangements by Willie Hutch, Van McCoy, and Terry Woodford. Titles include "Find A Way", "We Owe It To Ourselves", "Never Gonna Get Enough", "If It Would End", "Chicago Send Her Home", and "Don't Pity Me". Also includes the bonus Motown single "Kiss Me Now". CD

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✨✧ David RuffinSo Soon We Change ... CD
Warner/Collectors Choice, 1979. Used ... Out Of Stock
Warm and wonderful soul from David Ruffin – key proof that the singer could keep on going strong, long after his earlier fame at Motown! The record's got a new sense of sophistication that really breaks David into new territory – a style that's nicely different than the backings Ruffin got from Van McCoy in his later Motown years – and which opens up a more mature sound, courtesy of producer Don Davis – who's casting Ruffin in the same blend of rough and smooth that worked so well for The Dramatics! There's a sophistication here that's completely sublime – a sound that's right up there with Leroy Hutson or Leon Ware – and most tunes hit a mellow or midtempo mode that's totally great! Tracks include "Chain On The Brain", "Break My Heart", "Morning Sun Looks Blue", "Let Your Love Rain Down On Me", "So Soon We Change", and "Sexy Dancer". CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ SpellbindersHelp Me/Chain Reaction ... 7-inch
Columbia/Outta Sight (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great bit of uptown soul! "Help Me" is pure Van McCoy 60s all the way through – with a great little groove, harmonies gliding together over the top, and just the right mix of strings to give the song a little class. Uptempo all the way through, with a nice little dancefloor beat! "Chain Reaction" is another gem from the same stretch – more of a stepper in the groove, but graced with even more amazing harmonies from the group! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ SoftonesSoftones/Black Magic ... CD
Avco/Clinck (Japan), 1973/1977. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Harmony soul heaven – and two great albums back to back in a single set! The initial Softones album is a stellar first set from The Softones – labelmates of The Stylistics in their early years, and a group who really share a similar sense of east coast harmony soul! There's a nicely fragile approach to the group at all the best moments – a style that's better than shakey indie soul, but which is still quite personal – even amidst some really well-penned charts by Van McCoy! The strings have all these sweet and subtle touches and changes – never detracting from the vocals, but instead really underscoring the unique appeal that makes the group this great. A wonderful set to file next to your New Jersey classics by The Moments and Whanauts – with tracks that include "The First Day", "Extra Ordinary People", "Why Why Baby", "Never Let A Woman Like That Go By", and "Everybody Knew But Me". Black Magic is a funkier set than the first one by The Softones – and a record that has the group picking up a bit more confidence in their groove! The style is never too tight or slick – and even amidst full arrangements from Horace Ott, the vocals really come through nicely – mixing with the studio help at a level that recalls some of the hipper Philly productions of the time, or maybe the second generation of New Jersey group soul. Those fragile lead vocals still entrance us wonderfully – and titles include the Landy McNeal tracks – "Maybe Tomorrow", "Laundromat", and "Call It Love" – plus versions of "That Old Black Magic", "Love Story", and "Love Child". CD

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✨✧ VariousAin't That Something! ... CD
Hayley (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Ain't That Something indeed – a treasure trove of previously-unreleased soul music by some of the underground greats of the 60s and 70s! The focus here is most strongly on the Detroit scene, where the Hayley Records crew managed to score some great rarebits from the vaults of producers and artists – but there's also tracks recorded in other cities as well, often in the same professional mode as the best indie work from the Motor City! Many of the tracks here have a style that's slightly more modern than the classic years of Northern Soul – and many numbers are in a warmer 70s soul mode, usually at a mellow or midtempo pace. Titles include "Over & Under" by Liz Taylor, "You've Got The Power" by Deon Jackson, "Ain't That Something" by Lynn Varnado, "One In A Million" by Steve Mancha, "The Entertainer" by Jimmy Ruffin, "Saving Myself For You" by Melvin Davis, "Let It Be Me" by Marshall Babb, "Love At First Sight" by JJ Barnes, "Painmaker" by Karen Pree, and "So Many Mountains" by Van McCoy. CD

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✨✧ Gladys Knight & The PipsOne & Only (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Buddah/FTG, 1978. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The last Buddah Records album from Gladys Knight & The Pips – and a set that's a great summation of all the new territory the group hit with the label! The album's a mix of the mellower ballads that made Gladys one of the biggest female soul singers of the 70s, and some of the upbeat groovers that turned out to be a really great fit for the group's style – a mode that's not really disco, but which offers a strong mix of strings and rhythms. Tony Camillo and Van McCoy both bring some good production elements to the record – and titles include "Sorry Doesn't Always Make It Right", "Come Back & Finish What You Started", "It's A Better Than Good Time", "Saved By The Grace Of Your Love", "Butterfly", and "The One & Only". CD features lots of bonus tracks – including "It's Up To You (7" mix)", "It's A Better Than Good Time (full extended mix)", "Saved By The Grace Of Your Love (12" version)", "I'm Still Caught Up With You (7" version)", "It's A Better Than Good Time (7" version)", "Everybody's Got To Find A Way (7" version)", and "Stringman (demo)". CD
 
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McCoy TynerInception/Reaching Fourth (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Impulse/American Jazz Classics (Spain), 1962/1963. Used ... $6.99
Two gems from McCoy Tyner – early albums as a leader, cut when he was part of John Coltrane's classic quartet! First up is Inception – a very early date as a leader by Tyner. The group here's a trio – with Coltrane associates Art Davis on bass and Elvin Jones on drums – and the warm familiarity of the players is clear from the very first notes of the set. There's a lighter, more lyrical – and possibly more sentimental – style going on here – one that echoes piano work of earlier generations, but which also shows plenty of signs of the growing modalism in Tyner's lines – especially on the striking original tracks "Sunset", "Effendi", "Inception", and "Blues For Gwen". Reaching Fourth has McCoy Tyner's stretching past obvious piano trio modes, thanks to hip help from Henry Grimes on bass and Roy Haynes on drums! The groove is very open and freewheeling – yet all without being avant or outside – those hip modal-inspired sounds that you'd be likely to hear on some of Haynes' excellent early 60s sessions, cast here in beautiful tones and colors that show Tyner already stretching past the core sounds he was laying down with John Coltrane. Even the ballads have a nice sort of edge – as familiar numbers are recast in some darker clothing – and titles include the originals "Reaching Fourth" and "Blues Back" – plus versions of "Theme For Ernie", "Have You Met Miss Jones", "Old Devil Moon", and "Goodbye". Also included are the bonus tracks "In Your Own Sweet Way" and "Lazy Bird". CD

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McCoy Tyner TrioReaching Fourth ... CD
Impulse (Japan), 1962. New Copy ... $13.99
McCoy Tyner's definitely "reaching forth" here – stretching past obvious piano trio modes, thanks to hip help from Henry Grimes on bass and Roy Haynes on drums! The groove is very open and freewheeling – yet all without being avant or outside – those hip modal-inspired sounds that you'd be likely to hear on some of Haynes' excellent early 60s sessions, cast here in beautiful tones and colors that show Tyner already stretching past the core sounds he was laying down with John Coltrane. Even the ballads have a nice sort of edge – as familiar numbers are recast in some darker clothing – and titles include the originals "Reaching Fourth" and "Blues Back" – plus versions of "Theme For Ernie", "Have You Met Miss Jones", "Old Devil Moon", and "Goodbye". CD

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VariousBridge Into The New Age – Funky Afro-Centric Spiritual Sounds From Jazz's Forgotten Decade ... CD
BGP (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... $14.99
Beautifully spiritual jazz from the post-Coltrane generation – a wealth of righteous grooves from the early 70s – brought together in one mighty collection! If you dig the work of Pharoah Sanders, Alice Coltrane, and other giants on Impulse Records, this is a great way to dig even deeper – and hear the way their late 60s legacy inspired other musicians to new heights in their own music – sounds that hit a new level of freedom in jazz, yet which are still filled with enough swing and soul to avoid some of the more avant modes of the free jazz scene! If that description sounds a bit obtuse, then just plug into the collection, and let the music do its thing – as it's got a very powerful vibe throughout – the kind of inspirational, socially conscious work that flourished best during the 70s – and which is finally getting its due all these many years later. The package is new territory for Ace/BGP, but they've done a great job as usual – picking key tracks from the era, and coming up with detailed notes on each of the long tracks. Titles include "Free Angela" by Bayete, "Bridge Into The New Age" by Azar Lawrence, "Tress Cun De O La" by Joe Henderson, "Ebony Queen" by McCoy Tyner, "Peace" by Idris Muhammad, "Mother Of The Future" by Norman Connors, "Brown Warm & Wintry" by Jack DeJohnette, "I've Known Rivers" by Gary Bartz, and "Fire" by Joe Henderson & Alice Coltrane. CD

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✨✧ John ColtraneLive At The Village Vanguard – Master Takes ... CD
Impulse, 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sublimely spiritual work from the great John Coltrane – a live album, but one that's easily one of his most important contributions to music in the early 60s – and a set that we'd rank right up there with his best studio sides for Impulse or Atlantic Records at the time! The group here features McCoy Tyner on piano, Reggie Workman on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums – plus the very important addition of Eric Dolphy on the leadoff tune "Spiritual" – a number that features Dolphy on bass clarinet alongside Coltrane's tremendous tenor, as both players open up on extended solos that take the tune to nearly 14 minutes in length! Other numbers omit Dolphy, but are still totally great – and Coltrane picks up the soprano sax for a classic reading of "Softly As In A Morning Sunrise" – and the group shifts slightly for the freer "Chasin The Trane", a 16 minute romp done with only tenor sax, drums, and bass – the latter of which is handled here by Jimmy Garrison instead of Workman. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ John ColtraneLive At The Village Vanguard (180 gram 2LP pressing – 45rpm) ... LP
Impulse/ORG, 1961. Used 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sublimely spiritual work from the great John Coltrane – a live album, but one that's easily one of his most important contributions to music in the early 60s – and a set that we'd rank right up there with his best studio sides for Impulse or Atlantic Records at the time! The group here features McCoy Tyner on piano, Reggie Workman on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums – plus the very important addition of Eric Dolphy on the leadoff tune "Spiritual" – a number that features Dolphy on bass clarinet alongside Coltrane's tremendous tenor, as both players open up on extended solos that take the tune to nearly 14 minutes in length! Other numbers omit Dolphy, but are still totally great – and Coltrane picks up the soprano sax for a classic reading of "Softly As In A Morning Sunrise" – and the group shifts slightly for the freer "Chasin The Trane", a 16 minute romp done with only tenor sax, drums, and bass – the latter of which is handled here by Jimmy Garrison instead of Workman. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited, numbered pressing!)

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✨✧ McCoy Tyner TrioReaching Fourth ... CD
Impulse, 1963. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
McCoy Tyner's definitely "reaching forth" here – stretching past obvious piano trio modes, thanks to hip help from Henry Grimes on bass and Roy Haynes on drums! The groove is very open and freewheeling – yet all without being avant or outside – those hip modal-inspired sounds that you'd be likely to hear on some of Haynes' excellent early 60s sessions, cast here in beautiful tones and colors that show Tyner already stretching past the core sounds he was laying down with John Coltrane. Even the ballads have a nice sort of edge – as familiar numbers are recast in some darker clothing – and titles include the originals "Reaching Fourth" and "Blues Back" – plus versions of "Theme For Ernie", "Have You Met Miss Jones", "Old Devil Moon", and "Goodbye". CD
(Out of print. Barcode has some marker. Digipack has some edge wear.)
Also available Reaching Fourth ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ John ColtraneLive At The Village Vanguard ... CD
Impulse/MCA, 1961. Used ... Out Of Stock
Sublimely spiritual work from the great John Coltrane – a live album, but one that's easily one of his most important contributions to music in the early 60s – and a set that we'd rank right up there with his best studio sides for Impulse or Atlantic Records at the time! The group here features McCoy Tyner on piano, Reggie Workman on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums – plus the very important addition of Eric Dolphy on the leadoff tune "Spiritual" – a number that features Dolphy on bass clarinet alongside Coltrane's tremendous tenor, as both players open up on extended solos that take the tune to nearly 14 minutes in length! Other numbers omit Dolphy, but are still totally great – and Coltrane picks up the soprano sax for a classic reading of "Softly As In A Morning Sunrise" – and the group shifts slightly for the freer "Chasin The Trane", a 16 minute romp done with only tenor sax, drums, and bass – the latter of which is handled here by Jimmy Garrison instead of Workman. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousMod Jazz ... LP
Kent (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
One of our favorite compilations of all time – a smoking batch of soulful jazz from the 60s, with a slight bit of funk and blues thrown in as well! The set's exactly what's promised in the title – jazz cuts, but with an ultra-cool mod vibe – the kind of soulful sounds that played big with the younger London crowd digging American music in the mid 60s – and also the kind of music you'd be likely to find blasting out of a backroom jukebox on the west side of Chicago! There's loads of rare single mixes of LP tracks on the set, and a number of smoking 45s from artists you might know better from more mainstream work – really hitting hard here, alongside a few special numbers from the indie underground too. Tracks are cool enough for old school hipsters – but appealing enough to bring in a new listener too – and as proof of that, we've given this one away for many years as a Christmas present. The collection features 25 tracks in all – non-stop pleasure throughout – with titles that include "Soul Shoutin" by Shirley Scott, "Tengo Tango" by Cannonball Adderley Sextet, "Whip It On Me" by Billy Hawks, "Yeh Yeh" by Mongo Santamaria, "Black Talk" by Charles Earland, "I'm Ready" by Otis Spann, "Mama Rufus" by Merced Blue Notes, "Theme From NYPD" by Johnny Hammond, "Step Out & Get It" by The Nomos, "Why Don't You Do Right" by Mark Murphy, "Collard Greens" by Freddie McCoy, "Theme From The Carpetbaggers" by Jack McDuff, "Filthy McNasty" by Eddie Jefferson, "Evil Ways" by Cal Tjader, "Kenny's Theme" by Kenny Burrell, and "Games" by Ivan Boogaloo Joe Jones. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Joan BaezBlessed Are (2014 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Vanguard, 1971. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A important record from Joan Baez – one that has the singer expanding her sound, but in all the right possible ways – bringing in some Nashville elements to her folksy roots! The record features some larger backings arranged by producer Norbert Putnam – with bits of strings, The Memphis Horns, and some backup vocals – but most of a focus around the core combo of the album, which includes Charlie McCoy on harmonica, and Pete Wade and Norman Blake on guitars. Titles include "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down", "Three Horses", "Last Lonely & Wretched", "Lincoln Freed Me Today", "Gabriel & Me", and "Fifteen Months". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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