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Bill HendersonHis Complete Vee Jay Recordings Vol 1 ... CD
Vee Jay, Early 60s. Used ... $6.99
18 tracks in all! CD
(Out of print mid 90s Vee Jay pressing.)

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Bill HendersonHis Complete Vee Jay Recordings Vol 1 ... CD
Vee Jay/Koch, Early 60s. Used ... $15.99
18 tracks in all! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Jimmy ReedBest Of Jimmy Reed (Vee Jay) ... LP
Vee Jay, Early 60s. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic collection of Jimmy's hard rockin' R&B for Vee Jay, with a dozen great stompers from Reed: "Baby What You Want Me To Do", "Hush Hush", "Found Love", "Honest I Do", "You Got Me Dizzy", "Take Out Some Insurance", "You Don't Have To Go", "Big Boss Man", "Boogie In The Dark", "Going To New York", "Ain't That Lovin' Baby" and "The Sun Is Shining". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has moderate waviness and paste on has separated from the cardboard at the bottom.)

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✨✧ Paul Chambers & Wynton KellyComplete Vee Jay Paul Chambers/Wynton Kelly Sessions 1959 to 1961 (6CD set) ... CD
Vee Jay/Mosaic, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used 6CDs ... Out Of Stock
Loads of great material, lots of it unissued at the time – with cuts that appeared on the records Go, 1st Bassman, Kelly Great, Fabulous Frank Strozier, Kelly At Midnight, Wynton Kelly, Go 2, Smokin, Someday My Prince Will Come, Kelly's Memories, and other later sets. CD
(Out of print hand-numbered limited edition pressing. Box and book are in very nice shape – save for one very small rip on the edge of the box image. It's about an inch, and the whole image and edge are still complete.)
 
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✨✧ Gene AllisonHey Hey I Love You/You Can Make It If You Try ... 7-inch
Vee Jay, Early 60s. Good ... $0.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Gene AllisonI Don't Know Why/Let's Sit And Talk ... 7-inch
Vee Jay, 1958. Good ... $0.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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John W BubblesBubbles – John W That Is ... LP
Vee Jay, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $0.99
Arrangements by Jimmy Haskell – on titles that include "Bubble's Blues", "Belittling Me", "Without A Song", and "My Mother's Eyes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove.)

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Jerry Butler & Betty EverettTogether ... LP
Vee Jay/Buddah, 1964. Sealed ... $9.99
A 70s repressing on Buddah of a classic Vee Jay album by Jerry Butler and Betty Everett. The set was a very big-selling LP of great duets – some of the first male/female soul tracks recorded in the 60s, and the beginning of a sub-genre that would go on to become very popular. Titles include "Let It Be Me", "I Can't Stand It", "Fever", "Just Be True", "It's All Right", "Ain't That Loving You Baby", "The Way You Do The Things You Do", and "Our Day Will Come". LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a hole in front. Cover has a cutout hole and some razor marks.)

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✨✧ Billy The Kid EmersonSomebody Show Me/The Pleasure Is All Mine ... 7-inch
Vee Jay, 1957. Good ... $0.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Bill HendersonBill Henderson ... LP
Vee Jay, 1961. Very Good ... $1.99
Classy supperclub vocals, with arrangements by Jimmy Jones, and some sweet polished singing from Bill Henderson. Most of the tracks are standards or pop – like "Am I Blue", "The More I See You", and "Twelfth Of Never – but there's a few nice lesser-known ones, like "My How The Time Goes By" that Thad Jones arranged and conducted and "Never Kiss & Run". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo rainbow label pressing with deep groove. Cover has splitting on the bottom seam, a stained corner, and light wear.)

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Jimmy HughesSteal Away ... LP
Vee Jay, 1964. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Stellar work by Jimmy Hughes – one of those southern soul talents whose name you've heard, but can't always find on record! Jimmy's best known for his classic Muscle Shoals tune "Steal Away" – and that great number, plus many other similar ones, are presented on this obscure Vee Jay release – issued at a time when both that label and Chess were licensing a number of titles from Rick Hall's Fame studios. The sound is great – a key link in the southern scene of the 60s, and one that's often lost because it wasn't recorded for a bigger label, like Atlantic. Titles include "Steal Away", "Try Me", "I Want Justice", "Shot Of Rhythm & Blues", "Neighbor Neighbor", "I'm Getting Better", and "I'm Gonna Rise Again". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with obi!)

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Jerry "Count" JacksonCome Back Baby/Falling In Love ... 7-inch
Vee Jay, 1963. Very Good ... $2.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo. Labels have an ink stamp and a bit of pen.)

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Sarah Mc Lawler & Richart OttoWe Bring You Swing ... LP
Vee Jay, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
One of a few rare albums that the team of Lawler and Otto cut for Vee Jay during the late 50s – all of them showing the stranger side of the Chicago jazz scene, a underrecognized one that mixes a high-concept approach with south side soul jazz, in an attempt that might have been aimed at the downtown crowds. Sarah McLawler is a female organist – in the mode of early Shirley Scott – and Otto is a violinist, with a style that's somewhere between Eddie South and Stuff Smith. Here, they're backed by a rhythm section that includes Redd Holt and Eldee Young, as well as guitarist Lefty Bates – and the quintet swings easily on shorter tracks that are mostly standards. Titles include "Robbins Nest", "Midnight Sun", "Caravan", "My Reverie", and "Lullaby Of Birdland". LP, Vinyl record album
(Grey label stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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Phil MooreFor Singers Only Kit Vol 4 – Swingin Easy ... LP
Vee Jay, Early 60s. Near Mint- 2LP Box Set ... $4.99
A totally cool little set! The package features material written by hip arranger Phil Moore – done in a MMO style with instrumentations designed to back up a cool singer – in this case with some nice modern jazz modes! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the booklet. Box has split corners and some light surface wear.)

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✨✧ SpanielsStormy Weather/Here Is Why I Love You ... 78 RPM
Vee Jay, 1958. Fair ... $1.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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✨✧ DellsStay In My Corner ... LP
Vee Jay/Up Front, Late 50s/1968. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Although this is sort of a cheapo budget issue that looks unofficial, it's a decent compilation of some of The Dells' early doo-wop sides for Vee Jay, just about all of which are pretty tough to find on vinyl in any format. The group's work for Vee Jay was some of their best, and this set includes classics like the original recording of "Stay In My Corner", plus "Oh What A Night", "Dreams Of Contentment", "Lil Darling", and "Pain In My Heart". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ John Lee HookerBig Soul Of John Lee Hooker ... LP
Vee Jay, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
John Lee Hooker takes a step or two into the bluesy soul sound of the early 60s on this sweet set on Vee Jay – while style flaunting his true blues pedigree really, really well! The grit of his voice is as heavily emotive and unshakable as ever – backed by a crack combo on drums, guitar, bass and organ – with sweet sweet backing vocals that are supposedly the Vandellas (sure does sound like it.) Includes "San Francisco", "Take A Look At Yourself", "Send Me Your Pillow", "She Shot Me Down", "Big Soul", "Good Rocking Mama", "No One Told Me" and "Onions". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram Vinyl Lovers pressing.)

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✨✧ Wayne ShorterIntroducing Wayne Shorter ... LP
Vee Jay, 1959. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The birth of a genius! From the vantage point of the 21st century,Wayne Shorter hardly needs any introduction – but when he recorded this debut album in the late 50s, Shorter was just the new kid on the block – making a few important waves as the tenor star in Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers. The album wisely works off that fame, and pairs Shorter with co-Messenger Lee Morgan – in front line on the trumpet – but it's also got a slightly different groove too, thanks to a rhythm team that includes Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums. The Kelly trio approach makes for a nice change from the Blakey mode – and Shorter more than follows suit by blowing some wonderfully well-crafted solos, and working in a more introspective soul mode – really pointing the way towards his later genius as a leader on Blue Note. Shorter also emerges as a heck of a great writer too – contributing 5 great original tracks to the set, titles that include "Blues A La Carte", "Harry's Last Stand", "Black Diamond", "Pug Nose", and "Down in The Depths". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue pressing.)

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✨✧ Wayne ShorterSecond Genesis ... LP
Vee Jay, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Insanely wonderful pre-Blue Note session that was recorded by Vee Jay in the early 60's, but was never released at the time. The set features a totally fantastic tight quartet with Art Blakey playing hard hard hard drums, Cedar Walton jamming on piano, and Shorter blowing away in a perfectly magical way on a bunch of great originals. The material's fantastic, the sound is great, and the whole thing's one of Shorter's best albums ever! This was supposed to be Shorter's 3rd album for the label, and who knows, it might have saved them and kept him away from Blue Note if it was released, but such was not the fate of the session – as it only ever came out on vinyl in this mid 70s release on the short-lived Vee Jay International label. Tracks include "Tenderfoot", "The Albatross", and "Ruby & The Pearl". LP, Vinyl record album
(Suite Beat pressing. Cover has a sticker in the top left.)

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✨✧ Jerry Butler & The ImpressionsFor Your Precious Love ... CD
Vee Jay/Black Tulip, Late 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
The only full-length collection of early Impressions work for Vee Jay – mostly singles recorded in the late 50s for the label, brought together as a "with Jerry Butler" album during the early 60s! The set's not only Impressions numbers, but also features a few of Jerry's early solo tracks – still very much under the sway of his years in the group, with the Impressions often as backup vocals – and also featuring a fair bit of original tunes by Curtis Mayfield! Apart from big hits, there's some nice obscure numbers like "At The County Fair", "Lovers Lane", "Believe In Me", "Senorita I Love You", "Let Me Know", and "Young Lover" – plus more familiar tracks that include "The Gift Of Love" and "For Your Precious Love". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Harmonizing FourHarmonizing Four Sing ... LP
Vee Jay, Late 50s. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
Incredible work from the extremely well-named Harmonizing Four – a gospel harmony quartet with a sound to rival that of the best vocal groups of the time! The vocals here are really tremendous – deeply soulful, and with complicated harmonies that are as captivating as those you'd hear from doo wop recordings of the time. Instrumental backing is minimal on most numbers – often just an Orioles-like use of spare guitar and light percussion! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original maroon label pressing. Cover has a small top right corner.)

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✨✧ John Lee HookerI'm John Lee Hooker ... CD
Vee Jay/Shout Factory, 1959. Used ... Out Of Stock
Classic Chicago blues issued on Vee Jay – recorded by John Lee Hooker in a handful of sessions over the second half of the 50s – an incredible document of Hooker's lonely roots as well as a benchmark for the band based live blues scenes in the years to come! I'm John Lee Hooker was released at the end of the 50s by Vee-Jay – and in features some tunes with Hooker stamping it out solo, and others with rollicking group setting. Wonderful, legendary work! All the songs are Hooker originals and they include his classic crossover track "Boogie Chillun", plus "Dimples", "Baby Lee", "Crawlin King Snake", "I'm So Excited", "Everynight", "Time Is Marching", "I Love You Honey" and more! CD

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✨✧ Jimmy ReedJimmy Reed At Soul City ... LP
Vee Jay, 1964. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
A smoking live set from Jimmy Reed – filled with the kind of rocking, rollicking numbers that made his bluesy groove an undeniable influence on the UK scene of the 60s! Most numbers begin with a compelling vamp, then have Jimmy taking the lead on vocals – adding in plenty of charm in ways that few later bluesmen ever seemed to be able to match. And at times, there's a nice undercurrent of fuzz in Reed's guitar – almost making him one of the first folks to really use distortion in his music – on a great set of cuts that includes "I'm Going Upside Your Head", "The Devil's Shoestring (part 2)", "A New Leaf", "I Wanna Be Loved", "Wear Something Green", "You've Got Me Waiting", and "When You're Doing Alright". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original rainbow label pressing, with deep groove – record and cover are nice!)

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✨✧ Jimmy ReedJimmy Reed Sings The Best Of The Blues ... LP
Vee Jay, Early 60s. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
Jimmy Reed takes on a host of older blues standards – tunes made famous initially by other recordings, all served up here with the trademark Jimmy Reed rasp and wail! Titles include "Outskirts Of Town", "The Comeback", "Cherry Red", "Five Long Years", "Wee Wee Baby", "Trouble In Mind", "Roll Em Pete", and "St Louis Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original rainbow label Vee Jay pressing. Cover has light aging & edge wear.)

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✨✧ Jimmy ReedNow Appearing ... LP
Vee Jay, 1960. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Jimmy Reed, now appearing – playing with just the sort of groove that got him booked in plenty of clubs back in the day! The tunes chug along with a perfect gritty take on Chicago blues – that sharp-edged sound that Vee Jay Records did so well with Reed – making his albums like this for the label some of the real standouts in his career! The guitar is as great as the vocals – with a wide-bodied sound that seems to point the way towards countless fuzzy freakouts in years to come – even though Jimmy mostly keeps it cool on cuts that include "Down The Road", "Tell The World I Do", "Got Me Chasing You", "Close Together", and "You're My Baby". LP, Vinyl record album
(Later black label pressing.)
 
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Alex BradfordToo Close To Heaven ... LP
Specialty, Early 50s. Very Good- ... $14.99
Amazing early gospel from the great Alex Bradford – early material recorded for Specialty Records, before his greater fame on Vee Jay at the end of the 50s! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some wear and a half split bottom seam.)

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Jerry ButlerIce Man Cometh ... LP
Mercury, 1968. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Amazing soul from one of the greats of the 60s! This album was one of the first that Jerry cut for Mercury – where he'd begun working with the young team of Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff to completely rework the earlier sound he'd forged at Vee Jay Records. The album's still got Jerry singing in his wonderfully rich deep voice – hence the "iceman" in the title – but the songs have a bit more of a groove to them, with a soaring soul style that really lifts Jerry up, and pushes him onto a whole new generation of soul fans. The best proof of this are the hits "Hey Western Union Man" and "Never Give You Up" – but the whole album's great, and like most of Jerry's LPs, it's got many wonderful tunes hiding underneath the hits. Titles include "How Can I Get In Touch With You", "Can't Forget About You Baby", "Are You Happy", and "Go Away Find Yourself" – as well as other hits like "Lost" and "Only The Strong Survive". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing.)
Also available Ice Man Cometh (180 gram pressing) ... LP 19.99

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Jerry ButlerIce Man Cometh (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Mercury/Elemental (Spain), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
Amazing soul from one of the greats of the 60s! This album was one of the first that Jerry cut for Mercury – where he'd begun working with the young team of Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff to completely rework the earlier sound he'd forged at Vee Jay Records. The album's still got Jerry singing in his wonderfully rich deep voice – hence the "iceman" in the title – but the songs have a bit more of a groove to them, with a soaring soul style that really lifts Jerry up, and pushes him onto a whole new generation of soul fans. The best proof of this are the hits "Hey Western Union Man" and "Never Give You Up" – but the whole album's great, and like most of Jerry's LPs, it's got many wonderful tunes hiding underneath the hits. Titles include "How Can I Get In Touch With You", "Can't Forget About You Baby", "Are You Happy", and "Go Away Find Yourself" – as well as other hits like "Lost" and "Only The Strong Survive". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition.)
Also available Ice Man Cometh ... LP 9.99

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Betty EverettThere'll Come A Time ... LP
Uni, 1969. Sealed ... $14.99
A great near-lost slice of Betty Everett's career – material recorded for Uni Records, in the years after her first big hits on Vee Jay! The sound here is a lot more soulful than on earlier albums – more grown-up and sophisticated, yet also retaining the best sweeter touches that made her great in the first place. The album's got a number of tasty originals – including the title cut "There'll Come A Time", Curtis Mayfield's "Hold On", and the cuts "Maybe", and "You're Falling In Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has two cutout holes. Shrinkwrap is partially torn.)

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✨✧ Eddie HarrisSoul Of Eddie Harris ... LP
Up Front, Early 60s/Late 60s. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
No real dates or notes on the cover, but the album appears to include some of Eddie's excellent early work for the Vee Jay label – a wonderful blend of soul jazz and slightly experimental phrasing, and the kind of groundbreaking material that got Eddie noticed very early on in his career. Titles include "WP", "Velocity", "WP", "ATC", "Exodus", and "Alicia". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a small split on the bottom seam.)

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Wynton KellyComin' In The Back Door ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1963. Used ... $9.99
A real cooker of a set – and one that features Wynton's piano over some great larger backings from Claus Ogerman! The style of the set is really wonderful – as Wynton plays with a core smaller group that includes Kenny Burrell on guitar, plus regulars Paul Chambers on bass and Jimmy Cobb on drums – all of whom make more than ample space for Ogerman to come into the mix and fill up the tunes with some sweetly grooving 60s backings – often using electric bass to punch up the bottom, and rollick things around in a stepping style that's a nice mainstream take on the soul jazz groove that Kelly virtually helped invent! A few tracks are more in a small combo mode, but even those manage a pretty darn smoking groove – and overall, the album's got a lot more depth than even some of Kelly's best for the Vee Jay label from previous years! Titles include the bossa groover "Cesar & Cleopatra" – plus "Quiet Village", "If That's The Way You Want It", "Comin' In The Back Door", and "Theme From Burke's Law". CD
(Includes obi.)

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Wynton KellyLive At The Left Bank Jazz Society – Baltimore, 1968 ... CD
Fresh Sound (Spain), 1968. Used 2 CDs ... $11.99
Not one of the original Vee Jay albums recorded by pianist Wynton Kelly – but a really sweet set that has him stretching out in a live setting recorded by Baltimore's Left Bank Jazz Society in 1968! Wynton's trio – with Ron McClure on bass and Jimmy Cobb on drums – is joined by the great George Coleman on tenor, who really gets a great opportunity to stretch out on the album's long tracks. The 2CD set features all of the concert, with some tracks that run upwards of 20 minutes, and which show that Coleman had a richly inventive solo talent at this point. Titles include "Unit 7", "On The Trail", "Mr PC", and "On A Clear Day". CD

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Staple SingersCome Go With Me – The Stax Collection (Soul Folk In Action/We'll Get Over/Staple Swingers/Be Altitude/Be What You Are/City In The Sky/rarities) (7LP set) ... LP
Stax/Craft, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 7 LPs ... $130.99 149.99
Legendary sounds from the Staple Singers – a set of albums for Stax Records that really helped push the group from the gospel folk underground into the soul music mainstream – and which also helped transform the rest of the scene in the process! The Staple Singers had recorded previously for Vee Jay, Epic, and other labels – but when the group hit Stax, at a time when the label was newly set free in the late 60s, the mix of forces really turned out to create something special – message-oriented soul music that drew on the strength of the group's gospel experience, but delivered themes that were every bit as righteous from a secular perspective too – all set to music from the great studio forces who were making Stax so wonderful at the time! This set features six full albums, all from the original tapes – Soul Folk In Action, We'll Get Over, Staple Swingers, Be Altitude Respect Yourself, Be What You Are, and City In The Sky – plus a special Singles Live & More album of bonus tracks! Bonus tracks include "Stay With Us", "Brand New Day", "Walking In Water Over Your Head", "I Got To Be Myself", "Oh La De Da", and "Trippin On Your Love" – plus Live At Wattstax recordings of "I'll Take You There", "Respect Yourself", "Heavy Makes You Happy", "Are You Sure", and "I Like The Things About Me". Comes in a heavy box, with all original album sleeves, and 180 gram vinyl! LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram pressings.)

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VariousBirth Of Soul – Special Detroit Edition 1961 to 1964 ... CD
Kent (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.99
The Detroit soul scene at the start of the 60s – music from a time before Motown was dominating the city's reputation, and a whole host of other great labels brought the motor city sound to the masses! The work here is quite a surprise if you're only thinking in terms of Northern Soul and some of the more uptempo Detroit groovers – as the work here burns on so many different levels – often with a style that reflects some of the nascent soul coming out of Chicago on labels like Chess and Vee Jay, the latter of whom is featured here amidst a range of other imprints that include Wand, Atlantic, Scepter, Time, Old Town, and Brent – all of whom released some of these early Detroit soul tracks as singles back in the day. In true Ace/Kent fashion, the set also features a few unreleased gems, plus a wonderful set of notes on the city's soul scene – alongside tracks that include "Nosey Folk" by The Del-Phis, "Answer Me" by Vivian Collins, "Can't We Get Together" by Harry Reid, "Here I Am" by Betty Lavette, "Shakin Fit" by The Pyramids, "That's No Way To Spend My Time" by The Pen Ettes, "Wedding Bells" by Melvin Davis, "You Lied" by Marva Josie, "Think A Little Sugar" by Barbara Lewis, "Just One More Time" by JJ Barnes, "My Letter" by Priscilla Page, "I Know How It Feels" by Laura Johnson, "I'm A Lonely Guy" by Timmy Shaw & The Sternphones, "Come Back To Me" by La Wanda William, "I Cried For My Last Time" by The Sonnettes, and "Tears Running & Falling From My Eyes" by James Lately. CD

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✨✧ VariousChicago Slickers – 1948 to 1953 (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Nighthawk, Late 40s/Early 50s. Used ... $8.99
Great work from the Chicago blues underground – rare tracks pulled from a time before labels like Chess and Vee Jay handled most of the big artists, and talents were spread between a handful of much smaller indies! The music here marks that key Chicago transition from rural to urban – and especially showcases the rise of the electric guitar in the music – often mixed with some heavy lines on piano or harmonica, and recorded in a relatively spare, stripped-down mode – without some of the fuller arrangements that were being added to some of the LA blues recordings of the postwar years. Titles include "Hard Time" and "Early Morning" by Floyd Jones, "I Want My Baby" and "Just Keep Lovin Her' by Little Walter, "A Woman On Every STreet" by Forest City Joe, "DArk Clouds" and "Lonesome Man Blues" by John Brim, "Ramblin" and "Cool Driver" by Johnny Shines, "Train Time" by Delta Joe, "Sweet Angel" by Earl Hooker, "Lonesome Ole Train" by Homesick James, and "Maggie Campbell" by Robert Nighthawk. CD adds in 8 more bonus tracks – work by Man Young, Robert Nighthawk, Grace Brim, Willie Nix, Johnny Shines, and Little Walter. CD

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✨✧ Major LanceBest Of Major Lance ... CD
Okeh/BGO (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Killer work from one of the best 60s soul talents of the Windy City! Major Lance was one of Chicago's first big soul stars – crossing over big on the charts with huge hits for the Okeh label during the early and mid 60s – thanks to some great tunes penned by Curtis Mayfield, and stellar production from the legendary Carl Davis! In a way, Lance's sound was a key culmination of the modes that had been bubbling under in the hometown indies like Vee Jay and Chess – taken slightly to the next level, and brought more into the mainstream by Okeh. Many of the arrangements here are by the massive Johnnie Pate – who gives the record the same sort of brilliance as the best 60s Impressions work on ABC – and the titles include "Ain't No Soul", "Investigate", "Um Um Um Um Um Um", "The Monkey Time", "Wait Till I Get You In My Arms", "Delilah", "Rhythm", "Hey Little Girl", "It's The Beat", "The Matador", "Ain't It A Shame", "You Don't Want Me No More", "You Belong To Me My Love", and "Sometimes I Wonder". CD

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✨✧ Siegel Schwall BandSay Siegel Schwall (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Vanguard/Wounded Bird, 1967. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Early work from Chicago's Siegel Schwall Band – one of the better blue-eyed blues groups to ever come out of the Windy City! Like their contemporaries, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, these guys started with a real love of the music, and worked very close to the source – earning their dues in small clubs on the south side, and continuing to avoid some of the more polished, or more jamming modes that were beginning to birth in the blues rock scene in the years before classic rock emerged. Instead, the quartet keep things very close to their Chess, Cobra, and Vee Jay inspirations – with work from Corky Siegel on harmonica, piano, and vocals, plus more vocals from Jim Schwall, whose guitar work really gets a chance to stretch out here on some of the longer tracks. Titles include "ISPI Blues", "I'm A King Bee", "Slow Blues In A", "I Liked It Where We Walked", and "Bring It With You When You Come" – plus the 11 minute "That's Why I Treat My Baby So Fine". CD features bonus tracks – "Easy Rider", "I Like The Way You Rock", "Don't Want No Woman", and "Sneaky Pete (take two)". CD

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✨✧ Dinah WashingtonTears & Laughter (Trip) ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pretty groovy little album from Dinah Washington – at first glance a set of older standards, but at second glance a date that features some wonderfully swinging arrangements from Quincy Jones! The Q really helps Dinah break from the usual mode here – providing here with an upbeat, tightly snapping sort of groove – that sweetly syncopated Quincy Jones sound that really helped some singers hit new heights in the 60s. And as an added delight, The Dells make a key appearance on a few tracks – singing in a harmony group style that's similar to their one album on Vee Jay – almost more in Four Freshmen modes, but in a really great way! Titles include "Am I Blue", "Tears & Laughter", "If I Should Lose You", "I Just Found Out About Love", "Wake The Town & Tell The People", and "Wee Small Hours". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Jerry ButlerIce Man Cometh ... CD
Mercury/Intermusic (Spain), 1968. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Amazing soul from one of the greats of the 60s! This album was one of the first that Jerry cut for Mercury – where he'd begun working with the young team of Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff to completely rework the earlier sound he'd forged at Vee Jay Records. The album's still got Jerry singing in his wonderfully rich deep voice – hence the "iceman" in the title – but the songs have a bit more of a groove to them, with a soaring soul style that really lifts Jerry up, and pushes him onto a whole new generation of soul fans. The best proof of this are the hits "Hey Western Union Man" and "Never Give You Up" – but the whole album's great, and like most of Jerry's LPs, it's got many wonderful tunes hiding underneath the hits. Titles include "How Can I Get In Touch With You", "Can't Forget About You Baby", "Are You Happy", and "Go Away Find Yourself" – as well as other hits like "Lost" and "Only The Strong Survive". CD
(Limited edition.)
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Ice Man Cometh ... LP 9.99
Ice Man Cometh (180 gram pressing) ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ MJT+3Daddy-O Presents MJT+3 ... CD
Argo/Universal (Japan), 1957. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the rarest albums of Chicago jazz from the 50s – and one of the greatest, too! Although Walter Perkins' MJT+3 went onto cut a number of records on Vee Jay with a different lineup, this early session features an all-Chicago lineup that differs from the later one, which was augmented by later visitors from Memphis, like Frank Strozier and Harold Mabern. In their place are prime Chicago talents, like altoist Nicky Hill, trumpeter Paul Serrano, and the great AACM composer/pianist Richard Muhal Abrams (playing here without the Muhal in his name!) The album's a complete delight, and is filled with loads of original compositions by Abrams that mix hard bop lines with more exotic lyrical conceptions – a true meeting of all the sides of jazz bubbling under in Chicago during the 50s, and a delight to listen to over and over again through the years! Titles include "No Land's Man", "Little Brother", "Egypic", "End Of The Line", and "Temporarily Out Of Order". CD
 
 
 



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