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Bunny BeriganComplete Brunswick, Parlophone, & Vocalion Bunny Berigan Sessions (7CD set) ... CD
Mosaic, 1930s. Used 7CDs ... $124.99
... CD
(Out of print, hand numbered limited edition pressing! Includes original box, book and all 7 CDs in their cases (two of which are still factory sealed) – in great shape!)

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Johnny DoddsNew Orleans Stomp – Johnny Dodds On Brunswick & Vocalion 1926 to 1927 ... CD
Frog (UK), 1926/1927. Used ... $9.99
... CD

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Duke EllingtonBrunswick Vocalion Rarities ... LP
MCA, Late 20s/Early 30s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousShake Your Wicked Knees – Piano Blues Vol 3 – Vocalion 1928 - 1930 ... LP
Magpie (UK), Late 20s/Early 30s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover is slightly wavy with an unglued bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonEarly Ellington – The Complete Brunswick & Vocalion Recordings Of Duke Ellington, 1926 to 1931 ... CD
Decca/GRP, Late 20s/Early 30s. Used 3 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)
 
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Jimmy CastorDimension III ... CD
RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1973. New Copy ... $16.99
Three-dimensional magic from the great Jimmy Castor – an artist who'd already conquered the worlds of sweet soul, heavy funk, and Latin by the time of this release! Jimmy draws on all his rich background in the soul underground, and also seems to move with a new sort of sophistication, too – not in a way that's slick or commercial, but which shows Jimmy only deepening his ideas in the era of Marvin Gaye and Isaac Hayes – going for some bigger arrangements and ambitious production, while still staying true to his groovy self! There's a vibe to the record that almost reminds us of some of the creative productions that Harvey Fuqua was doing for RCA at the same time – with New Birth and The Nite-Liters – and Jimmy's maestro seems to be Gerald Thomas, who knows how to spin just the right mood for each different track. There's even a few instrumentals, which showcase Castor's great skills on tenor – ala Stanley Turrentine in a similar mode – and tracks include "How Beautiful You Are", "Helpless", "I'm Not A Child Anymore", "The Lone Ranger", "Revelation", "Whiter Shade of Pale", and the tasty "The Last Ole", which is sort of a rumbling sinister slow funk track. CD
(Hybrid Super Audio CD pressing – also works in standard players!)

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Ray Davies & The Button Down BrassThemes From The Exorcist, The French Connection, The Sting, & Other Great Films/Flashpoint ... CD
Pye/Vocalion (UK), 1974/1975. New Copy ... $18.99
Two great albums from Ray "funky trumpet" Davies – not the lead singer of The Kinks, but a heck of a groovy British bandleader from the 70s! First up is an album of Themes From The Exorcist and other films – all familiar movie themes from the early 70s, penned by artists like Michel Legrand and Lalo Schifrin – but served up here by Ray's Button Down Brass in a very cool style – compressed funk, ala the best crime/cop modes of the time – but with lots of individual touches that make the songs very different than the original versions! Titles include "Point Blank", "Enter The Dragon", "Klute", "French Connection", "Tubular Bells", "Cops & Robbers", and "Beyond Tomorrow". Flashpoint continues with some great film themes again served up in the magic Ray Davies mode – a funky big band approach that makes the record every bit as compelling as the American Cop Shows album from Henry Mancini – but maybe groovier, too. Titles include "Kojak", "Big Boss", "Man With The Golden Gun", "Mr Majestyk", "Magnum Force", "Fist Of Fury", and "Airport 1975". CD
(Hybrid Super Audio CD pressing – also works in standard players!)

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Percy FaithClair/Joy ... CD
Columbia/Vocalion (UK), 1972/1973. New Copy ... $16.99
70s magic from Percy Faith – two albums presented here in their quadrophonic mixes! Clair is a really wonderful album from Percy Faith – part of a handful of sweet 70s sides that really had him sounding a lot more groovy than before! The album almost has a 70s soundtrack vibe at times – with a mix of electric elements amidst the fuller orchestrations – all in a nicely compressed way that's handled with the sort of production that must have made a record like this a real treat for the quadrophonic generation! There's a bit of vocals at times – mostly wordless – and the tunes themselves really shape the grooviness of the album – with titles that include "Clair", "Ben", "Sweet Surrender", "2001", "I Can See Clearly Now", "Summer Breeze", and "Superfly". Joy has the Percy Faith sound opening up in warm, mature modes for the 70s – still a fair bit of strings, but also maybe more of that careful couching of sound that could make 70s easy listening so different from the sound of a decade before! Some of the tunes here are a nice surprise – and include pop and soundtrack numbers that further take Percy into fresh territory – titles that include "Shaft", "This Way Mary", "Without You", "Diamonds Are Forever", "The Summer Knows", "An Old Fashioned Love Song", and "Gypsies Tramps & Thieves". CD
(Hybrid Super Audio CD pressing – also works on standard CD players!)

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Benny GolsonKiller Joe (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Vocalion (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $9.99
A fantastic album from tenor legend Benny Golson – one in which he reinvents his sound for the 70s, but still keeps all the tight sense of arrangement we loved in his earlier work! Benny's going for a funky jazz groove on most cuts – a bit clubby, in a Kudu Records mode – with a fair bit of tracks recorded at Sigma Sound in Philly, some with a female chorus adding in vocal lines from time to time. But this approach isn't clunky or commercial, and actually works a lot better than so many other tenorists who tried this mode at the time – thanks both to Benny's sense of arrangement, which graces most tracks – and his way of hitting a solid, soulful solo that really fills out the tunes from the middle. The album is worth it alone for its sweet remake of "Killer Joe" – the tune he first made famous with the Jazztet, recut here with a nice 70s vibe! The cut begins with Benny doing a cool monologue at the beginning, then hitting the "New Killer Joe" groove – and other cuts include "Tomorrow Paradise", "Walkin & Stalkin", "Love Uprising", and "Timbale Rock". CD features some bonus tracks – including "I'm Always Dancin To The Music (orig 12" single)", "Walkin & Stalkin", and "The New Killer Joe" – in a version with Mortonette Jenkins on vocals. CD

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Joe Harriott/Amancio D'Silva QuartetHum Dono ... CD
EMI/Vocalion (UK), 1969. New Copy ... $9.99
One of the most compelling albums ever recorded by British alto genius Joe Harriott – a very unusual record that has him working with guitarist Amanico D'Silva, in a style that's got some wonderful modal undertones! The feel here is a bit like Harriott's work with Michael Garrick – minus piano, of course – as he and D'Silva work through some tunes that are long, filled with complicated rhythms, yet still have a magically dancing sound. The mood shifts a bit from track to track – as Norma Winstone comes in for wordless vocals on two numbers, and Ian Carr blows a bit on one tune – and there's one short track on the record that only features Harriott's alto next to a bit of drums. Great stuff all around – with titles that include "NNNT", "Hum Donon", "Jaipur", "Stephano's Dance", and "Ballad For Goa". CD

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Davie Jones & The KingbeesLiza Jane/Louie, Louie Go Home ... 7-inch
Vocalion (UK), 1964. Very Good+ ... $33.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Late 70s pressing on Decca, in a Decca sleeve. Vinyl has just a few light surface marks.)

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Brenda LeeHere's Brenda Lee ... LP
Vocalion, 1964. Sealed ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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Henry ManciniReturn Of The Pink Panther/Symphonic Soul ... CD
RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $18.99
Two cool Henry Mancini album – one soundtrack, and one sweet set of instrumentals! Return Of The Pink Panther is a surprisingly groovy record – and one that's very different from the original Pink Panther soundtrack! This one's got much more of a 70s electric feel – and show's Henry Mancini's growth in this format, along the lines of his Cop Show Themes album, or his excellent Thief Who Came To Dinner soundtrack! There's a lot of Fender Rhodes on the record – especially on the tracks "The Orange Float", "Disco", "Navel Maneuver", and the slyly funky "Here's Looking At You, Kid". There's also an excellent remake of the original Pink Panther theme – much better than the original, with a nice jazzy chase quality! Symphonic Soul is one of Henry Mancini's grooviest LPs from the 70s – a mixture of tight large arrangements with a smooth funky edge, similar to some of his best soundtrack work at the time! The rhythm section is great – with Harvey Mason on drums and Joe Sample on keyboards, and guitar by David T Walker and Dennis Budimir – and the album also features some cool solos on instruments like African finger piano and piccolo trumpet. The whole thing bounces along with a majestic approach that's very full and complicated – yet also tight and funky! Lots of nice groovy tunes – and titles include "Sun Goddess", "Symphonic Soul", "Soul Saga", "African Symphony", "Slow Hot Wind", and "Satin Soul". CD
(Hybrid Super Audio CD pressing – also works on standard CD players!)

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Paul MauriatPenelope/Holidays ... CD
Philips/Vocalion (UK), 1971/1972. New Copy ... $16.99
Two early 70s gems from French easy maestro Paul Mauriat – both from a time when he was at the height of his powers! Penelope has a sexy lady on the front cover, and a sound that definitely matches that mood too – although Mauriat also manages to bring up some funky strings at a few points too – maybe giving the music more of a special sort of soundtrack mix than some of his earlier records! The sound is bright, but never too polished – and titles include "Penelope", "Melancholy Man", "La Bikina", "Et Mourir De Plaisir", "Reviens Je T'Aime", and "Etude In The Form Of Rhythm & Blues". Holidays is a sweet set that serves up easy instrumental versions of European and American pop hits from the late 60s and early 70s – all done with that spacious blend of strings, piano, and electric bottom bass that always made Paul Mauriat one of the sexier, slinkier easy listening artists of his time! Titles include "Jesus Cristo", "Holidays", "La Chanson Pour Anna", "Mother Of Mine", "Here's To You", "Speak Softly Love", and "Apres Toi". CD
(Hybrid Super Audio CD pressing – also works in standard player!)

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Hugo MontenegroLove Theme From The Godfather/Music From A Fistful Of Dollars & For A Few Dollars More & The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly ... CD
RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1968/1972. New Copy ... $18.99
A pair of RCA Records gems from Hugo Montenegro – back to back on a single CD! First up is Theme From The Godfather – a sweet 70s update of the moogy groovy that Hugo Montenegro first started crafting in the 60s! The album's got both moog and Arp – the latter of which brings in more of a 70s electric vibe – and there's also some very cool sound effects on the record too, which really ups the ante for the sort of groove that Montenegro was creating! Tunes are all pretty well chosen – making for a super-dope batch of numbers that really gets past the usual – and the set includes an excellent reading of "Me & My Arrow", from Nilson's The Point; 2 versions of Nino Rota tracks from The Godfather; a nice version of Faure's "Pavane", with lots of spirally keyboards; a medley of "Baby Elephant Walk" and "Moon River"; and even a few nice originals, like "Quadimodo" and "Stutterology". On 1968's Music From A Fistful Of Dollars, Hugh Montenegro makes his way through a number of late 60s Morricone spaghetti western themes, all done with his groovier than usual twist on the material! The Montenegro touches here include some augmented rhythms – snapping the tunes along with a much modder feel at times than the original – plus a nice use of electric bass at the bottom, and some sunshine-drenched vocal passages have some great harmonies! Titles include "The Vice Of Killing", "For A Few Dollars More", "Story Of A Soldier", "The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly", "The Ecstasy Of Gold", "Sixty Seconds To What?", and "March With Hope". CD
(Hybrid Super Audio CD pressing – works on standard CD players!)

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Hugo MontenegroRocket Man/Mammy Blue ... CD
Vocalion (UK), 1971/1975. New Copy ... $18.99
A pair of 70s albums from Hugo Montenegro – back to back on a single CD! Rocket Man is excellent – very groovy stuff! After paying tribute to Stevie Wonder and Bob Dylan on other LPs, Hugo Montenegro turns his talents to the groovy compositions of Elton John in this nice album of moogy instrumentals – a set that's got some upbeat material that almost hits a funky club style – graced with loads of work on Arp by John Montenegro! The tune are all big ones by Elton, mostly – and the presentation here is pretty cool, with a very different vibe than the big hits. There's also a few solos by trumpeters Chuck Findley and Gary Barone – and titles include "Rocket Man", "Bitch Is Back", "Daniel", "Take Me To The Pilot", "Philadelphia Freedom", and "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" – plus the originals "Splashdown" and "Blastoff", which bracket the album in a "rocket" theme. Mammy Blue is funky moogy material from Hugo Montenegro, recorded during the time when he was making the shift from crime jazz and vocal themes to more electronic stuff with a 70s groove! The record's got some very nice Arp on it in parts, and even though the tracks are mostly pop ones, they're given the usual Montenegro twist, and have a nice nutty edge. Titles include "Peace Train", "Zingaro", "Movin On", "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey", "Superstar", and "I Feel The Earth Move". CD
(Hybrid Super Audio CD pressing – also works on standard CD players!)

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Return To ForeverMusic Magic ... CD
Columbia/Vocalion (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $7.99
Lots of musical magic here – a further extension of the Return To Forever vibe that helped Chick Corea find some of his best energy of the 70s! The style is still as tightly focused as before, but also opens up with a bit more soul, too – trading some slight moments of jamming for a CTI sense of funk – a mighty nice move that makes this album one of our all-time favorites by the group! Gayle Morgan plays some very cool organ and mini-moog next to Chick's wide array of keyboards – and Joe Farrell serves up wonderful tenor, soprano sax, and flutes – which really help shape the sound. Stanley Clarke brings in plenty on bass – and a bit of vocals too – and the whole thing's nicely kicking, as you'll hear on cuts that include "The Musician", "Hello Again", "Musicmagic", "So Long Mickey Mouse", "Do You Ever", and "Endless Night". CD
(Hybrid Super Audio CD pressing – also works in standard players!)
Also available Music Magic ... CD 7.99

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Pat Williams/Jimmy WebbHow Sweet It Is ... CD
RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1968. New Copy ... $9.99
A fantastic early soundtrack from the great Pat Williams – cut around the same 60s stretch that he was doing his wonderful albums for Verve – in the years before he'd break bigger with TV work for The Bob Newhart Show and other 70s programs! The tracks have loads of easy, bossa, and sixties grooves running throughout – more dynamic than the usual mainstream soundtrack of the time, almost as if Pat was composing this music on his own, away from the film! Williams titles include "Villa Sweet Villa", "How Sweet It Is", "A Pair Of Boobie Traps", and "Face Up To It Baby". However, despite the greatness of Pat Williams' music, the real highlight of the whole thing might be the incredible "Montage" sequence – which was put together by a young Jimmy Webb, and which features some very groovy vocal passages, with sort of a Harper's Bizarre-esque strangeness to it – a sublime harmony track with a really heartbreaking vibe. The tune was later covered by others, but sounds wonderful here in the original version – which also includes Webb's vocal version of the title. CD

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✨✧ Cecil Holmes Soulful SoundBlack Motion Picture Experience/Music For Soulful Lovers ... CD
Buddah/Vocalion (UK), 1973. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Two 70s instrumental classics from Cecil Holmes – back to back on a single CD! First up is The Black Motion Picture Experience – an album that tries to do a heck of a lot in such a short space – and turns out to be even better than you might guess! Few folks would try to take on the entire black motion picture experience of the 70s with a single record – but funky arranger Cecil Holmes does just that, and turns out this beautiful blend of the best cuts from famous soundtracks – all remade by his ensemble in a soaring melange of strings and soul! There's plenty of funky currents here – thanks to sharp arrangements from Tony Camillo, and a killer group that also includes the mighty Pat Rebillot on keyboards – plus plenty of wah wah guitar, and enough strings to make the album rank up there with the soundtrack feel of the day. Titles include versions of "Superfly", "Slaughter", "Freddie's Dead", "Across 110th Street", "2001", "Ben", and "Trouble Man". Music For Soulful Lovers is an excellent record of smooth soulful instrumental grooves – done by Cecil Holmes with a bit of vocalizing, and a deep subdued funk sound that's a bit like Barry White – but a fair bit funkier! Cecil could be a hokier arranger on other albums – but for this record, he's really on the money, coming up with complicated soul grooves that rank with some of the best 70s soundtrack or Love Unlimited grooves of the time! Of course, part of this is thanks to some strong writing, arrangements and production by Tony Camillo, who also conducted the group. (Hey, waitaminute! What did Cecil do on the record?) The set's got some nice original material like "Stay With Me", "Loving You Hurts So Bad", and "Soulful Love" – plus some great covers, like "I'm Gonna Love You Just A Little More Baby" and "Pillow Talk". CD
(Hybrid Super Audio CD pressing – works on standard CD players!)
Also available Black Motion Picture Experience ... LP 9.99

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✨✧ Steve Gray, Johnny Pearson, & Keith MansfieldGood Life – Sophisticated Sounds From The Bruton Music Library 1978 to 1985 ... CD
Bruton Music/Vocalion (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Sophisticated sounds, indeed – pulled from a time when the British sound library scene was really moving to the next level – and finding a strong identity that was all their own! There's plenty of sound library funk in the mix here, but there's also some deeper sophistication too – a shift that's almost like the change that CTI brought to jazz funk in the 70s – collected from some of the best Bruton Music library albums of the late 70s! Keyboard lines abound, and the horn passages are pretty darn great too – often cool and compressed, and soaring out nicely with the music. Composers include Keith Mansfield, Steve Gray, Robert Folk, Johnny Pearson, David Lindup, and others – and titles include "Night Games", "Sunshine Drive", "Hazy Days", "Golden Groove", "Flying Bird", "Vacation", "Honeymoon", "Early Riser", "Billowing Sails", "Chique", and "Voulez Vous". CD

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✨✧ Joe Harriott/Amancio D'Silva QuartetHum Dono ... LP
EMI/Vocalion (UK), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the most compelling albums ever recorded by British alto genius Joe Harriott – a very unusual record that has him working with guitarist Amanico D'Silva, in a style that's got some wonderful modal undertones! The feel here is a bit like Harriott's work with Michael Garrick – minus piano, of course – as he and D'Silva work through some tunes that are long, filled with complicated rhythms, yet still have a magically dancing sound. The mood shifts a bit from track to track – as Norma Winstone comes in for wordless vocals on two numbers, and Ian Carr blows a bit on one tune – and there's one short track on the record that only features Harriott's alto next to a bit of drums. Great stuff all around – with titles that include "NNNT", "Hum Donon", "Jaipur", "Stephano's Dance", and "Ballad For Goa". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Hum Dono ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ Dave ValentinLand Of The Third Eye (with bonus track) ... CD
GRP/Vocalion (UK), 1980. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic funky album from flute man Dave Valentin – done right after his time on the New York Latin underground, including some work with Ricardo Marrerro – and in that lean, sharp sound of the early years of the GRP label! The vibe here is more CTI than the smoother later sound of the imprint – and the arrangements have plenty of space for Dave's flute to soar out in Bobbi Humphrey-like solos – amidst larger charts from Dave Grusin, Dennis Ball, and Valentin himself. Grusin also plays a fair bit of keyboards on the record, Marcus Miller plays bass, and one track features sweet guest vocals from Luther Vandross and Patti Austin. Titles include "Open Your Eyes", "Fantasy", "Astro March", "Land Of The Third Eye", and "Sidra's Dream". CD features a bonus 7" mix of "Sidra's Dream". CD
(Hybrid Super Audio CD pressing – works on standard CD players!)

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✨✧ VariousTime To Fly – Easy Listening From the KPM 1000 Series 1970 to 1976 ... CD
Vocalion (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Soaring grooves from the legendary KPM Sound Library – a set of tunes that sparkles with all the charm and glamour of early 70s air travel! The title and cover really fit the spirit of the music here – as most of the tracks are upbeat and sky-flying – the sorts of numbers that go way beyond the sleepier side of easy listening, and really show the way that Easy maestros of the 70s were picking up plenty of funky elements in their music! There's no hard funk tracks here – as you might find on other sound library sets – but there's definitely an undercurrent of groove, thanks to some well-chosen rhythms, strong use of electric bass, and an overall sense of flow in most of the orchestrations – a feel that reminds us a lot of some of the excellent Brigade Mondaine compilations from a few years back. The package really offers up a different look than usual at KPM – and the tunes are as classy as anything we might have loved years ago, on the legendary Sound Library collections. Titles include "Sun Lover", "The Great Outdoors", "Husky Birdsong", and "Towards The Sun" by Keith Mansfield; "Holiday People", "Soft Memories", "Gentle Breeze", "Summer Dreams", "Summer Season", and "Friendly Faces" by James Clarke; "Paradise Found" by Dick Doerschuk, "Silk Stream" by David Gold, "Busy Spectacle" and "Fun In The Sun" by Neil Richardson, "Sunseekers" by David Lindup, and "A Tender Touch" by Steve Gray. CD

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✨✧ Alice Coltrane & Carlos SantanaIlluminations ... CD
Columbia/Vocalion (UK), 1974. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A really mindblowing collaboration between two of the most spiritual mainstream musicians of the early 70s – legendary guitarist Carlos Santana and spiritual jazz guru Alice Coltrane! The set came at a time when Santana was reaching for much deeper ideas in both his music and his personal life – and Coltrane turned out to be a perfect creative fit, as she'd already been down the path with her own music for years – and helps Carlos here find an incredible setting that really lets his new vision take flight! The album's a very collaborative effort – with Alice on piano, organ, and harp – but Coltrane also brings in some fuller arrangements on half of the tracks – really opening things up, alongside other musicians who include Jack DeJohnette on drums, Dave Holland on bass, Jules Broussard on soprano sax and flute, and Tom Coster on both acoustic and electric piano. The strings are sublime – as heavenly as on Alice's own records – and titles include "Angel Of Air Angel Of Water", "Bliss The Eternal Now", "Angel Of Sunlight", "Illuminations", and "Guru Sri Chinmoy Aphorism". CD
(Hybrid Super Audio CD pressing – also works in standard players!)

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✨✧ Ray ConniffAlone Again Naturally/Theme From The Godfather ... CD
Columbia/Vocalion (UK), 1972. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A pair of groovy albums from Ray Conniff – both with a wonderful 70s vibe! Alone Again Naturally takes its title from the leadoff version of the great Gilbert O'Sullivan tune – and Ray conducts his group with a surprisingly bouncy vibe at times – mostly a sing-song mode that has the voices of the Conniff Singers hitting all their best bright modes. The mix of male and female voices is almost recorded in Singers Unlimited modes – but without as much harmonic interplay – and titles include "Because", "Alone Again Naturally", "Run To Me", "Brandy", "Too Young", "Day By Day", and "Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast". Theme From The Godfather has Ray Conniff taking on a host of mellow tunes from the mid 70s – mixing his full arrangements with a few electric touches, and really using the Ray Conniff Singers to their best effect! The whole thing has that subtle sensual quality that easy listening was hitting during the sexual revolution – quite a change from the Conniff groove of a generation before, and one that seems an even better fit for the vocals. Titles include "A Horse With No Name", "First Time I Ever Saw Your Face", "The Way Of Love", "Shaft", "Living In A House Divided", and "Without You". CD
(Hybrid Super Audio CD pressing – also works on standard CD players!)

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✨✧ Ray ConniffTheme From Swat/Send In The Clowns ... CD
Columbia/Vocalion (UK), 1976. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Very cool 70s work from Ray Conniff – two albums that have him taking on a very new groove! Theme From Swat features a whole host of hip TV themes from the time – performed by Conniff's studio ensemble with a strong focus on instrumental solos – both by Ray on trombone, and Ethmer Rothen on flute – plus an unnamed keyboardist who does a pretty nice job! The Conniff Singers come in for a bit, but don't dominate entirely as they do on some of Ray's other 70s records – and there's even a few moments that get a bit funky – at least as funky as you'd expect from the man himself. Titles include "Mystery Movie Theme", "Police Story", "Baretta's Theme", "Welcome Back", "SWAT", and "Love Is All Around". Send In The Clowns is a nice mix of modes from Ray Conniff – as the record has him trying on a whole bunch of different styles – TV themes, soulful pop, and moodier mellow numbers – including one that even features some guest piano from Pete Jolly! The album's a bit more mixed in vibe than other Ray Conniff 70s records, but that also makes for some nice surprises – on titles that include "50 Ways To Leave Your Lover", "Memories Are Made Of This", "Lonely Night", "Vera's Theme", "Love's Theme", and "Send In The Clowns". CD
(Hybrid Super Audio CD pressing – also works on standard CD players!)

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✨✧ DeodatoPrelude/Deodato 2 ... CD
CTI/Vocalion (UK), 1972/1973. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A pair of classics from Deodato – back to back on a single high-quality CD! First up is Prelude – a legendary album from the 70s funk scene – and one of the crowning achievements of keyboard maestro Eumir Deodato! Deodato got his start during the bossa years of the 60s – where his sophisticated charts were already enough to make his career a landmark – but in the following decade he picked up the Fender Rhodes, and really took off in a great new direction with classic records like this! The set's a wonderful blend of larger charts and jazzy soloing – with sublime Rhodes lines from the leader, plus a mix of acoustic and electric instrumentation in the best CTI mode – underscored by percussion from both Ray Barretto and Airto. The features Deodato's remake of "Also Sprach Zarathustra" into the funky "2001" – soaring with Fender Rhodes lines that set a new standard for the instrument, with a funky undercurrent that few would have expected for the tune. Other tracks are nice too – and include a great bossa-y version of "Baubles Bangles & Beads", plus "Spirit Of Summer", "September 13", and "Carly & Carole". Deodato 2 is filled with funky keyboards galore – and one of the greatest records ever from this legendary Brazilian jazz talent! The album follows nicely off Deodato's Prelude classic for CTI – and like that one, this set's built on long-flowing tunes that rise and fall with a wonderful sense of rhythm – a sublime electric piano groove that's quite different than anything Deodato recorded before – and possibly never realized this perfectly again after his CTI years. Other players include Stanley Clarke on bass, Billy Cobham on drums, and Hubert Laws on flute – and titles include the massive Latin funk track "Super Strut", plus the tunes "Pavane For A Dead Princess", "Skyscrapers", and a great version of "Nights In White Satin". Plus, this CD reissue features 3 bonus tracks – "Venus", "Do It Again", and "Latin Flute"! CD
(Hybrid Super Audio CD pressing – works on standard CD players!)

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✨✧ Joe HarriottMovement/High Spirits ... CD
EMI/Vocalion (UK), 1964/1965. New Copy 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Overlooked gems from this key reedman on the Brit modern scene of the 60s – two rare albums in a single package! First up is Movement – one of the most obscure albums recorded by Joe Harriott – leading light of the British avant scene in the 60s – and one of the best, too! The album features Harriott working with a quintet that includes Shake Keane on trumpet, Pat Smythe on piano, Bobby Orr on drums, and Coleridge Goode on bass – playing in territory that's somewhat in the neighborhood of his Abstract and Free Form albums, but also a bit more inside, with more of a focus on swinging, hard-hitting jazz. The rhythms are often quite tight and soulful, and although the album's touched with lots of angular moments – both in the solos and backings – the overall sound is wonderfully grooving and tremendously captivating! The album's got that perfect blend of modern, modal, and soul that make the best Brit jazz albums from the mid 60s so wonderful – and the set list includes original tunes such as "Movement", "Spaces", "Blues On Blues", "Revival", "Beams", and "Count Twelve". High Spirits is pretty unique – a set of takes on tunes that come from a musical show, but recast strongly as soulful sides for the Harriott combo! Pianist Pat Smythe re-arranged all tracks in the set – and really gives them a new sort of energy – opening them up for lots of solo work on his own piano, plus alto from Harriott, and some beautiful trumpet lines from the great Shake Keane – a player who always sounds great next to Joe. The rest of the group features Coleridge Goode on bass and Bobby Orr on drums – and titles include "Home Sweet Heaven", "Something Tells Me", "Go Into Your Trance", "I Know Your Heart", and "Was She Prettier Than I". CD

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✨✧ Harold McNairHarold McNair/Flute & Nut ... CD
RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1968/1970. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Two amazing sets from Harold McNair – a fantastic London 60s flute player with a really sharp edge! The self-titled Harold McNair has the leader working in a tight combo with some nice offbeat sounds – including a lot of breathy, soul-toned notes that remind us a fair bit of Roland Kirk – but which also showcase some of Harold's West Indian roots! (McNair was part of the same great West Indian influx of jazz musicians that also gave England Joe Harriott and Dizzy Reece.) The group features Harold mostly on flute, plus a bit of tenor – alongside Bill LeSage on piano, Spike Heatley on bass, and Tony Carr on drums – and titles include the seminal groover "The Hipster" – worth the price of the record alone – plus "Mento", "Indecision", "The Cottage", and "Mini Blues". Flute & Nut features the flute of Harold McNair alongside some sweet arrangements from John Cameron – with whom Harold worked famously on Donovan sessions in the 60s! Many tunes are McNair originals, and Harold's flute is definitely in the lead – but we also love the grooves that Cameron brings on board – a sweet blend of soulful jazz and sound library styles – all of which gives the album a similar feel to Roland Kirk's work with the Benny Golson group on Mercury. Titles include "Burnt Amber", "Herb Green", "Nomadic Joe", "Barnes Bridge", and "The Umbrella Man". CD

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✨✧ Hugo MontenegroHugo In Wonder-Land/Neil's Diamonds ... CD
RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1973/1974. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Two fantastic albums from Hugo Montenegro – back to back on a single CD! Hugo In Wonder-Land is one of Hugo Montenegro's best moog albums – and a killer batch of tracks written by Stevie Wonder – hence the title! Hugo and crew go to town with a host of electric keyboards – including moogs and Arps, backed up by some straight electric piano – and they lay down 10 smooth funky renditions of Stevie Wonder hits from the late 60s and early 70s. The approach is a great one, and it really gives substance to Montenegro's moogy musings – which sometimes can lack direction. Includes great versions of "Living For The City", "Too High", "Superstition", "Higher Ground", "You've Got It Bad, Girl", and "All In Love Is Fair". Niel's Diamonds is a weird and wonderful record – the early hits of Neil Diamond, played on the moog and ARP by the mighty Hugo Montenegro! The approach to the set is pretty darn cool – as it takes 10 of Neil's best early tunes, and runs them through arrangements by Montenegro that run from funky to groovy to dreamy – and which feature some very strange use of electronics! Sparkling and weird all the way through – with versions of "Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon", "Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show", "Sweet Caroline", "Two-Bit Man Child", "Porcupine Pie", and more! CD
(Hybrid Super Audio CD pressing – works on standard CD players too!)

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✨✧ Nelson RiddleRogues – Original Soundtrack ... CD
RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1964. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A wonderful lost Nelson Riddle soundtrack – scored for the "gentlemen criminal" show The Rogues, which ran briefly on NBC during the mid 60s – starring Charles Boyer, Gig Young, and David Niven! The work is some of our favorite by Riddle during the period – lightly dreamy with strings one minute, and upbeat and jazzy the next – a full summation of the genius he'd developed during his years at Capitol, and made even better by some really swinging tunes! There's almost a Henry Mancini vibe to the whole thing, but the music also shows some of Riddle's more complex approaches to scoring – and the group features performances by west coast jazz musicians who include Plas Johnson and Harry Klee on reeds, Jimmy Rowles on piano, Bob Bain on guitar, and Dick Nash on trombone. Titles include "A Rogue In Rio", "From Rogues To Riches", "Gig", "Marcel", "Ilsa", "Latin Lady", and "One For The Rogue". CD
Also available Rogues – Original Soundtrack ... LP 9.99

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✨✧ Roger Webb, Pete Moore, & OthersHustlers – Dramatic Music From The Chappell Library 1970 to 1977 ... CD
Chappell/Vocalion (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Dramatic music, but pretty darn groovy music as well – served up here in a set of work from the under-reissued Chappell sound library in the UK! The work here is full of jazzy currents, but often set to tight larger arrangements that have all the best appeal of the sorts of soundtrack material you'd get in 70s TV work – really appealing themes mixed with sharper action moments – served up in this wonderful blend of acoustic and electric instrumentation that easily rivals the best soundtrack material from the time by folks like Lalo Schifrin or Henry Mancini! We'd not heard most of these tunes before, and every one's a winner – in a set list of 23 tracks that include "Sky Diver" by Lee Mason, "The Bright Lights" by Roger Webb, "Countdown" by Cy Payne, "Magazine" by Jack Arel, "Rainbow Bridge" by Roger Webb, "The Sun Seekers" by James Clarke, "Top Gear" by Lee Mason, "Black Fire" by Cy Payne, "Downtown Incident" by Roger Webb, "Black Shadow" by Pete Moore, "Breakaway" by Tony Osborne, and "The Hustlers" by Roger Webb. CD

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✨✧ Sammy Davis JrSammy Davis Jr ... LP
Vocalion, Late 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Doc SeverinsenRhapsody For Now/Doc ... CD
RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1972/1973. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Two groovy Doc Severinson albums – back to back on a single CD! Rhapsody For Now is kind of a cool concept album for Doc Severinsen – one that has him blowing amidst some larger suites arranged by Oliver Nelson, Harry Betts, and Tommy Newsom – each with a slightly different feel! The set starts out with the hip "Rhapsody For Now" – comprised of some cool 70s tunes like "Live & Let Die", "Soul Makossa", "Shambala", and "Touch Me In The Morning" – done up in hip big band arrangements by Nelson that are totally great. The same groove follows in the shorter "Pictures", arranged by Lenny Stack – which is a sweet funky number! "Rhapsody For Then" is next – but the "then" is really just the late 60s – as Severinson blows trumpet over big band versions of "California Dreamin", "Look Of Love", "A Song For You", and "Sweet Caroline". The set ends with straighter jazz on "I Remember Louis" – a suite of tunes associated with Louis Armstrong, but still given a pretty 70s twist in the arrangements. Doc is a set of upbeat, jazzy ditties all arranged by Dick Hyman – with a brightly swinging feel that's a hip mix of late 60s mod and early 70s funk! Doc's brassy sound is perfect for the setting – and he really polishes off the top of Hyman's arrangements nicely – never stretching out too far in his solos, nor straying to far from the melodies – but always providing more than enough "voice" with his horn to deepen the cuts past standard instrumental modes. Titles include "Liberia", "Theme From Portnoy's Complaint", "Living Free", "Bonnie", "The Godfather Waltz", "Lucky Me", "I Only Want To say", and "Theme From Summer Of 42". CD
(Hybrid Super Audio CD pressing – also works on standard CD players!)

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✨✧ Alan TewHanged Man/Drama Suite Parts 1 & 2/Themes International Compilation ... CD
Vocalion (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A legendary TV soundtrack – music for a show that only ran for 8 episodes, but which has lived on for decades past the original program! The Hanged Man features some of the funkiest grooves to ever come from the Themes International sound library label – cuts scored by Alan Tew, and played by the label's hip group of session musicians – including Alan Hawkshaw on keyboards and Alan Parker on guitar! Although originally billed to a group named Bullet, the recordings are actually straight sound library sessions – but funky enough to match the best cop/crime work of the time – similar to DeWolfe music used in The Sweeney! There's an armful of samples on here, and even more great funky instrumentals – and the set not only features the cuts issued as The Hanged Man soundtrack, but also the albums Drama Suite Vol 1 & 2 – the original sound library records that created the music. The CD features a whopping 47 tracks in all – including lots of short cuts never on any other Hanged Man releases – with titles that include "The Rub Contract Man", "Helicop", "Money Runner", "The Detectives", "Night Watch", "The Fence", "Total Silence", "Eyes", "Master Plan", "Big One Prelude", "Snout", "Car Patrol", and "The Heister". CD
 
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Bukka WhiteParchman Farm ... LP
Columbia/Traffic, 1940. New Copy (reissue)... On May 18, 2018 (delayed)
The complete Vocalion and Okeh Records 78s of the great Bukka White – a blues singer who was maybe a few years later than some of the first big stars from the Mississippi scene – but who's gone onto have a legacy and impact that will last for years to come! Bukka's got a very strong touch on the guitar – a rhythmic strumming that feels like it's going to tear the instrument apart, and which carves out a rough groove for the songs – which only get even better once he opens up with his unusual sense of vocal inflection! The package was created at a time when Bukka White was enjoying a huge revival of interest, and is still one of the best representations of his work – with titles that include "Pinebluff Arkansas", "Sleepy Man Blues", "Parchman Farm Blues", "When Can I Change My Clothes", "Black Train Blues", "Good Gin Blues", "Fixin To Die", "Bukka's Jitterbug Swing", "District Attorney Blues", and "Special Streamline". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Billie HolidayBillie Holiday Story Vol 1 ... LP
Columbia, Late 30s. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A well-done collection of Billie's early work – featuring sides from the late 30s recorded for Brunswick, Vocalion, and Columbia – all laid out in Chronological order, with full details on the sessions! Titles include "Without Your Love", "This Year's Kisses", "I Can't Give You Anything But Love", "Your Mother's Son In Law", "No Regrets", "Easy To Love", "A Fine Romance", and "Long Gone Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has some wear and aging.)

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✨✧ Count Basie & Lester YoungClassic 1936 to 1947 Count Basie & Lester Young Studio Sessions (8CD set) ... CD
Mosaic, Late 30s/1940s. New Copy 8 CDs ... Out Of Stock
An incredible document of one of the greatest pairings in jazz – the groundbreaking tenor sax of Lester Young, and the legendary orchestra of Count Basie! The Young/Basie pairing is the stuff of history books, and has certainly been showcased on other releases – but never in this much detail, or with this much attention to both the sound and discographical information – as the 8CD package pulls together tracks from labels that include Decca, Aladdin, Brunswick, Commodore, Emarcy, Keynote, Mercury, Victor, Vocalion, and a few other imprints – spanning over a decade of recording, with a total of 173 tracks in all! Young's horn is amazing – birthed in swing, but given a sense of soul that would shape countless generations to come – a huge influence on young boppers of the Stan Getz generation, but also a real guide to some of the soul jazz musicians of the 60s, and new traditionalists of later generations too. Some sides here are small groups, many more large ensembles with Basie as the leader – plus a few cuts with Benny Goodman, the Kansas City Six, Teddy Wilson, Sam Price, and Dicky Wells – all numbers that might just feature Young but not Basie. There's even a few with singer Una Mae Carlisle, and a few other tracks feature vocals – although the bulk of the work is instrumental. Wonderful throughout – and a great example of how great the Mosaic presentation can be for music of the 78rpm generation! CD
(Limited to 5000 copies.)

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✨✧ Bukka WhiteParchman Farm ... CD
Columbia (Japan), Late 30s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The complete Vocalion and Okeh Records 78s of the great Bukka White – a blues singer who was maybe a few years later than some of the first big stars from the Mississippi scene – but who's gone onto have a legacy and impact that will last for years to come! Bukka's got a very strong touch on the guitar – a rhythmic strumming that feels like it's going to tear the instrument apart, and which carves out a rough groove for the songs – which only get even better once he opens up with his unusual sense of vocal inflection! The package was created at a time when Bukka White was enjoying a huge revival of interest, and is still one of the best representations of his work – with titles that include "Pinebluff Arkansas", "Sleepy Man Blues", "Parchman Farm Blues", "When Can I Change My Clothes", "Black Train Blues", "Good Gin Blues", "Fixin To Die", "Bukka's Jitterbug Swing", "District Attorney Blues", and "Special Streamline". CD
 
 
 



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