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✨✧ VariousVerve Unmixed 3 ... CD
Verve, 1960s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Classic jazz at a great price – and the complete original tunes used in the 3rd volume of the Verve Remixed project! The package offers a whopping great batch of older vocal work from the Verve, Mercury, and Philips catalogs – all for a price that's hardly more than that of a fancy cup of coffee at the kind of places that like to play older vocal work a heck of a lot! Titles include "Speak Low" by Billie Holiday, "Peter Gunn" by Sarah Vaughan, "Come Dance With Me" by Shirley Horn, "Just One Of Those Things" by Blossom Dearie, "Gentle Rain" by Astrud Gilberto, "Stay Loose" by Jimmy Smith, "Baby Did You Hear" by Dinah Washington, "Lilac Wine" by Nina Simone, "The Boy's Doin It" by Hugh Masekela, and "Fever" by Sarah Vaughan. CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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Louis ArmstrongPops Is Tops – The Verve Albums (4CD set) ... CD
Verve, New Copy ... On February 2, 2018
... CD

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Ella Fitzgerald & Louis ArmstrongComplete Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong On Verve (3CD set) ... CD
Verve, 1956/1957. Used 3CD ... $24.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Stan GetzVerve Return Engagement ... LP
Verve, 1974. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $8.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner & light wear.)

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Stan Getz/Bob BrookmeyerStan Getz/Bob Brookmeyer – Recorded Fall 1961 (Verve master edition) ... CD
Verve, 1961. Used ... $9.99
A great lost Verve album that stands as one of Stan Getz's best sessions from the early 60s – a brilliant pairing with Bob Brookmeyer that shows just how much each player had grown in the past decade! There's a strongly modernist feel to the record – more Brookmeyer's influence than Getz's usual bag – with long tracks that move almost airily at times, and which feature some beautiful interplay between tenor and trombone. Rhythm is by a very hip trio of Steve Kuhn on piano, Roy Haynes on drums, and John Neves on bass – and the work's got a great balance between freedom and more focused blowing! Titles include "Minuet Circa 61", "Thump, Thump, Thump", and "Who Could Care". CD
(Out of print – still sealed! Barcode has a cutout mark.)

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Dizzy GillespieBirk's Works – Verve Big Band Sessions ... CD
Verve, 1956/1957. Used 2 CDs ... $9.99
Seminal work from Dizzy – showing that he was a genius in any form of jazz! In the mid 50s, Diz had one of the hippest big bands going – filled with great young players that included Lee Morgan, Joe Gordon, Melba Liston, Benny Golson, Billy Mitchell, and Walter Davis Jr. The work he crafted here was partly an extension of his earlier bop sides, but also a demonstration of his desire to express himself in more expansive forms – kind of a hint of the direction he'd take in the 60s, with his work in Latin, soundtrack, and funk styles. The set combines tracks from 3 different Verve albums – and it also packages the material with a number of previously unissued tracks, and some great liner notes that do a wonderful job of summing up the spirit of the work. Arrangements are by AK Salim, Quincy Jones, Tadd Dameron, and Dizzy himself – and tracks include "Jordu", "Tin Tin Deo", "Groovin For Nat", "Dizzy's Business", "Jessica's Day", "Doodlin", "Yo No Quiero Bailar", "Birk's Works", "Tangorine", "Umbrella Man", and "Mayflower Rock". 42 tracks in all! CD
(Out of print.)

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Dizzy GillespiePerceptions (Verve Elite pressing) ... CD
Verve, 1961. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A swirling array of tones, colors, and sounds – written and arranged by JJ Johnson, conducted by Gunther Schuller, and with Dizzy at the helm, blowing some of his most complicated solos ever. The approach is firmly in the Verve jazz orchestra tradition – and recalls the earlier brilliance of such projects in the hands of Ralph Burns, done here with a great depth of expression, and none of the coldness that you might expect from Schuller's participation. Clearly, there's a Miles/Gil Evans influence here, but the crew retains their identity strongly – and Dizzy's hot tone on the trumpet provides a broder spectrum than Miles ever could. Titles include "Fantasia", "Ballade", "Jubelo", and "The Sword Of Orion". CD
(Out of print – and in the beautiful original slipcover too! Small tear on digipack spine.)

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Illinois JacquetFlying Home – The Best Of The Verve Years ... CD
Verve, Early 50s. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Gerry MulliganComplete Verve Gerry Mulligan Concert Band Sessions (4CD set) ... CD
Verve/Mosaic, Early 60s. Used ... $84.99
A killer collection of this unique musical moment from Gerry Mulligan – with material that appeared on the albums Concert Jazz Band, Concert Jazz Band At The Village Vanguard, A Concert In Jazz, Concert Jazz Band On Tour Guest Soloist Zoot Sims, and Gerry Mulligan 63 – plus unissued tracks, too! CD
(Out of print, numbered limited edition pressing! Includes original book, box and CD's in their cases – all in great shape!)

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Anita O'DayComplete 1952 Verve Sessions ... CD
Verve/Jazz Factory, 1952. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Charlie ParkerDefinitive Charlie Parker Vol 4 – His Verve Recordings In Chronological Order ... LP
Verve (UK), 1951. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Small group material – with players who include Red Rodney or Miles Davis on trumpet, Walter Bishop or John Lewis on piano, Roy Haynes or Kenny Clarke on drums, and some additional bongos from Jose Mangual! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Charlie ParkerVerve Years 1952 to 1954 ... LP
Verve, Early 50s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $4.99
Part 3 of a series of double LPs issued by Verve in the late 70s compiling his classic recordings for Verve under the direction of Norman Granz. Loads of landmark bop performances are documented here, and the groups include smaller quintets and quartets, as well as some medium sized groups and big band recordings, with sidemen that include Max Roach, Percy Heath, Teddy Kotick, Walter Bishop and others. 30 tracks in all, including "Autumn In New York", "Stella By Starlight", "Begin The Beguine", "Night & Day", "I Can't Get Started", "Old Folks", "I Remember You", "Now's The Time", "I Get A Kick Out Of You", "Love For Sale" and "I Love Paris". LP, Vinyl record album

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Oscar PetersonVerve Return Engagement ... LP
Verve, 1960s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Jimmy SmithBest Of Jimmy Smith (Verve) ... LP
Verve, 1960s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $5.99
A great little collection of Jimmy's tight tight tight Hammond sides cut for Verve during the 60s – with backings by Oliver Nelson and Lalo Schifrin, plus a few other sides in smaller combo format. Tracks include "Walk On The Wild Side", "Ol Man River", "The Cat", "Got My Mojo Workin", "High Heel Sneakers", "Hobo Flats", and "Organ Grinder's Swing". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Sonny StittCompact Jazz – The Verve Years ... CD
Verve, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Joe WilliamsEvery Day – The Best Of The Verve Years ... CD
Verve, Mid 50s/Late 80s. Used 2 CDs ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Lester YoungComplete Lester Young Studio Sessions On Verve (8CD set) ... CD
Verve/Polygram, 1950s. Used 8 CDs ... $59.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousNight Out With Verve – Wining Dining Dancing & Romancing (4CD set) ... CD
Verve, 1950s/1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s. Used 4 CDs ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print. Mark through slipcover barcode.)

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VariousVerve Story – 1944 to 1994 (4CD set) ... CD
Verve, Mid 40s/1950s/1960s/1970s/1980s/Mid 90s. Used 4 CD ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print. Includes original slipcase and booklet. BMG Direct pressing.)

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✨✧ Hank JonesUrbanity (Verve Elite pressing – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Clef, Early 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An expanded version of an album that was originally issued as Hank Jones' Piano as a 10" LP on Mercury – one that adds some trio tracks to the original solo piano performances! Jones is working solo on most numbers – really getting a chance to stretch out and try new ideas – in ways that have him balancing between sweeter sounds and some sharper modern moments that seem to come in and stir things up, but often in very subtle ways. Additional tunes feature Johnny Smith on guitar and Ray Brown in bass – still pretty laidback overall. Titles include "Blues For Lady Day", "Tea For Two", "You're Blase", "Thad's Pad", "The Night We Called It A Day", and "Blue Room". David Stone Martin cover, too! CD
(Out of print.)
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AkikoHave Yourself A Merry Little Christmas ... CD
Verve (Japan), 2017. New Copy ... $22.99
A sweet little Holiday album from Akiko – one that really makes the most of her vocal style to bring new life to some familiar Christmas favorites! Backings are small combo, and jazzy on all numbers – with shifting instrumentation for each tune, sometimes at a very stripped-down level that allows the gentler side of Akiko to really take sharp focus. Other numbers are more swinging, but still in a lightly lyrical way – and titles include "Here Comes Santa Claus", "Baby It's Cold Outside", "Christmas Time Is Here", "Christmas Wishes", "Happy Xmas", "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas", and "Blue Christmas". CD

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AkikoWhat's Jazz? – Style ... CD
Verve (Japan), 2008. Used ... $4.99
Akiko's tribute to the "style" of jazz – soon followed by her "spirit" set – and a package that has far more substance than you might expect! The work's got a cool, classy sort of feel – older jazz modes handled with small group instrumentation that either features piano or organ in the lead, occasionally with a bit of horns, but usually just trio or quartet grooving behind Akiko's slinky vocals! The tunes are a mix of compelling covers and some even more surprising originals by Akiko – self-penned tunes that really stand out in the set, and make us love her talents even more than when she's just going for older American modes. Titles include "When Life Is Over", "Love Theme From Spartacus", "Ladies Love Mercedes", "Come Together", "Madly", and "What's Jazz". CD
(SHMCD pressing, includes obi.)

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Toshiko AkiyoshiMany Sides Of Toshiko ... CD
Verve/Universal (Japan), 1957. New Copy ... $14.99
Don't let the title fool you, because although the cover of the record says "Many Sides Of Toshiko", the album only features one – her great approach to bop-inflected trio material – recorded here in a classic Verve session with a distinct Bud Powell influence! Not that we're complaining, though – because Toshiko's at her youthful best here, working with Eugene Cherico on bass and John Hanna on drums – in a set that's even got a few original numbers! The best of these is the 3-part suite "Tosh's Fantasy" – a trio adaptation of one of Akioshi's larger jazz orchestra works. Other titles include "Imagination", "Minor Mood", "Studio J", and "Bags Groove". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Fred Astaire with Oscar PetersonAstaire Story ... CD
Verve, 1952. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99 21.99
A really amazing set of recordings – vocal sessions done by Fred Astaire in the later season of his career – recorded in the studio with intimate backing by a Verve group that includes Oscar Peterson, Barney Kessel, Charlie Shavers, and Flip Phillips! The material features lovely new interpretations of tunes made famous by Astaire in films, but offered here in a much more relaxed, jazz-based mode. And whether you're a fan of his films or not, Astaire is one heck of a great singer – and hearing him in a setting like this, without the distraction of dancing or film, is really great proof of that fact! Titles include "Cheek To Cheek", "S'Wonderful", "You're Easy To Dance With", "Fascinating Rhythm", "Top Hat White Tie & Tails", "No Strings, I'm Fancy Free", and "I Concentrate On You" – plus a few instrumental numbers by the combo – 41 tracks in all! CD

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Chet BakerBaby Breeze ... CD
Verve, 1964. Used ... $5.99
It's the mid 60s, and although Chet's lost the classic sound of his early recordings, he does a pretty nice job in this small group session that has him playing fluegelhorn in place of a recently-stolen trumpet. The sound is nice and compressed, with a tightly restrained feel that works well with his voice on the album's vocal tracks. The group includes Bob James, Frank Strozier, and Hal Galper – and titles include "Baby Breeze", "This Is The Thing", "I Wish You Love", "Pamela's Passion", and "Comin Down". Plus, the CD includes 5 bonus cuts, two previously unissued! CD
Also available Baby Breeze ... LP 34.99

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Kenny BarronWanton Spirit ... CD
Verve, 1994. Used ... $7.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Count BasieApril In Paris ... LP
Verve, 1955. Very Good+ ... $14.99
One of Basie's biggest albums – but still a work of pure genius! "April In Paris" is one of the darkest jazz standards ever written, and it never sounded better than in this original version, which features that great ending in which Basie and the band stop, then start, then stop – leaving you completely unresolved at the finish. The group's a strong one – with Frank Foster, Frank Wess, Freddie Green, Sonny Payne, Marshall Royal, Henry Coker, Joe Newman, and Thad Jones – and tracks include "Shiny Stockings", "Midgets", "Mambo Inn", "Sweety Cakes", and "Corner Pocket". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve "Clef Series" pressing with trumpter logo & deep groove. Cover has a split top seam, splitting on the spine, light surface wear, and a small ink stamp on back.)

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Count BasieBasie Roars Again ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $5.99
Titles include "Basie Goes Wess", "Peace Pipe", "Blues Go Away", "Stereophonic", "Mambo Mist", and "Sixteen Men Swinging" LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label Clef Series pressing with deep groove. Cover has split seams and peeled spots from sticker removal.)

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Count BasieDance Session Vol 1 ... LP
Verve, 1953. Very Good ... $9.99
The first of Basie's excellent Dance Session albums for Verve – no-nonsense albums that really get at the high-grooving side of the group, and which feature the kind of compelling and catchy tunes that always made them a favorite on the dancefloor! The Count manages to play a bit of organ on the session, in the tone that we really like at the time – and arrangements are by Ernie Wilkins, Neal Hefti, Johnny Mandel, and Frank Wess – on tracks that include "Straight Life", "Basie Goes Wess", "Cherry Point, "Plymouth Rock", "Peace Pipe", and "Bubbles". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Clef pressing, with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has some wear, aging, and minor splitting.)

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Count BasieSixteen Men Swinging (Dance Session Vol 1 & 2) ... LP
Verve, 1953/1954. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $3.99
Two wonderful early 50s albums recorded by Count Basie for Verve – both sessions aimed at the dancefloor, and served up with an undeniably soulful groove! The style here is hard and swinging – the older Basie mode refined for the 50s – thanks to arrangements by Ernie Wilkins, Frank Foster, Neal Hefti, Manny Albam, and others! Groups on the set are often a bit small – and feature reeds by Frank Foster, Frank Wess, and Paul Quinichette; trumpets by Thad Jones, Joe Wilder, and Joe Newman; trombone from Henry Coker and Benny Powell; guitar by Freddie Green; and both piano and organ from Count Basie – the latter of which is a surprising and wonderful addition to this set! Features 24 tracks in all – with titles that include "Cherry Point", "Bubbles", "Straight Life", "Basie Goes Wess", "Mambo Mist", "Stereophonic", "Plymouth Rock", "Sixteen Men Swinging", "You For Me", "Soft Drink", "Slow But Sure", and "She's Just My Size". LP, Vinyl record album

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Joe BeckNature Boy ... CD
Verve/Long Hair (Germany), 1968. New Copy ... $19.99
A cool little album from Joe Beck – very different than most of his other work! Although Beck's best known for his guitar work on funky 70s jazz records, this early album has him working in a mixture of rock, jazz, and folk styles – all cast in the hipster mode of Verve's Forecast imprint. There's a few funk tunes on here, but the best numbers are stretched out trippy ones that bring together jazz and folk, in a floating "folk funk experience" sound that we totally love, perfect for the generation of Tim Hardin and Nick Drake. Beck sings on some cuts, and others are instrumental. Titles include "Ain't No Use Talkin", "Goodbye LA", "Please Believe Me", "Let Me Go", "Come Back: Visions Without You", and "Spoon's Caress". CD

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George Benson5 Original Albums (That's Right/Standing Together/Absolute Benson/Irreplaceable/Live) (5CD set) ... CD
Verve (Germany), Late 90s/Early 2000s. New Copy 5CD ... $19.99
George Benson may have hit his greatest fame in the 70s, but the guitarist kept on making wonderful work for many many years – as you'll hear in this excellent collection of albums from the end of the 90s! The albums here show that, even during a time when so many younger musicians were working under inspiration from his efforts, the man himself was still always a cut above – playing in a soulful style, but never too smooth – and always able to bring in a chromatic solo that reminded us of his tremendous skills. At the time of these records, even though we were slavish devotees of Benson's classics, we still really found ourselves impressed – and all these many years later, we're even more so – and expect you will be to. The set features five full albums, each in small LP-styled sleeves – the studio sets That's Right, Standing Together, Absolute Benson, and Irreplaceable – and a great Live best of set from 2005. CD

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George BensonGiblet Gravy ... LP
Verve, 1967. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Very groovy work from guitarist George Benson – and a set that really helped him make the transition from small group soul jazz to some of his more ambitious work to come! The album's still quite soulful and a bit funky at times – but it also features larger arrangements from the great Tom McIntosh – cast in a blend of modern rhythms, shades, and colors that really help open up Benson's sound. The approach is similar to that McIntosh was using with Bobby Timmons and Jack McDuff at the same time – tight backings, but still with plenty of room for the lead soloist – and Benson's got a great affinity for this sort of album. The tracks are a nice mix of originals and pop items – with cuts like "Sunny", "Thunder Walk", "Walk On By", "Giblet Gravy", and "Sack Of Woe". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Shelley BermanEdge Of Shelley Berman ... LP
Verve, 1960. Very Good+ ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Celebrity Series pressing.)

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Shelley BermanInside Shelley Berman ... LP
Verve, 1959. Very Good+ ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Verve Inc pressing. Back cover has some staining.)

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Elmer Bernstein/Chico HamiltonSweet Smell Of Success (with bonus track) ... CD
Decca/Verve, 1957. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
A jazz soundtrack double-header – one that features both the small combo and larger band version of the soundtrack to The Sweet Smell Of Success! Part of the CD features the Chico Hamilton Quintet's album of music – a wonderful bit of cinematic jazz from the 50s. The combo was a key part of the LA scene at the time, but are oddly featured as a regular club act in the movie's New York setting – but we'll gladly forgive that geographic error, given that the music on the set is so great. The quality's a bit like some of the Hamilton Quintet work on World Pacific – but there's a slightly freer, more urgent feel here too – work that's sometimes somewhat driving, and beautifully blended from the guitar of John Pisano, clarinet of Paul Horn, cello of Fred Katz, piano of Carson Smith, and drums from Chico. Side one features a lot of short incidental cuts – like "Susan", "Cheek To Chico", "Jam", and "Night Beat" – and side 2 is an extended "Concerto Of Jazz Themes From The Soundtrack Of Sweet Smell Of Success". The second half of the CD features the full orchestral version of the Sweet Smell Of Success soundtrack – but done in a style that's almost as jazzy and swinging as the small combo one! Elmer Bernstein's at the helm here – and the music's a wonderful pastiche of modes that's right up there with his sublime score for The Man With The Golden Arm – done in a similar blend of driving jazz, somber moments, and some slightly more raucous touches! As with that album, the players are all great – and soloists on the album include Pete Candoli, Ted Nash, and Shelly Manne – west coast players despite the New York setting of the film, and playing here with a fair bit of grit in their groove. Titles include "The Street", "Hot Dogs & Juice", "Toots Shor's Blues", "Nite Spot Rock", "Love Scene", and "Out Of Darkness". CD

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Mary J BligeMary Christmas ... CD
Verve, 2013. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
A sparkling Christmas set from Mary J Blige – one that takes full advantage of those wonderful vocals, and lets them loose on a whole host of Holiday tunes! The album's on Verve, and has a feel that's a lot more classic than some of Mary's other work – a vibe that's somewhere between contemporary R&B and the older vocal jazz you'd hear on Christmas favorites from years past – an approach that comes through strongly in Mary's choice of tunes. Most of the numbers are favorite standards from the Holiday season, given a special Blige twist – arranged by David Foster, and titles include "Little Drummer Boy", "My Favorite Things", "This Christmas", "The Christmas Song", "Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer", "Do You Hear What I Hear", "The First Noel", and "Petit Papa Noel". CD

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Blues ProjectBest Of The Blues Project ... LP
Verve/Forecast, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and some seam splitting.)

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✨✧ Willie BoboUno Dos Tres ... LP
Verve, 1966. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Killer material, and one of Willie's best-ever albums for Verve! The album's filled with groovy numbers that hit the good mix of soul and Latin that was coming out of the New York scene at the time – and Willie delivers all of it with a tight jazzy sound that works great with the titles. Highlights include the amazing "Fried Neckbones & Some Home Fries" (one of our all-time faves!), plus "Boogaloo In Room 802", "1-2-3", "I Remember Clifford", and "Night Song". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing with deep groove. Cover has a cutout hole and some corner wear.)

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Joao BoscoOdile Odila ... CD
Polygram/Verve, 1980s. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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