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Ken WileyJazz Horn Redux ... CD
Krug Park, 2014. Used ... $6.99
... CD

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✨✧ Lee WileyTouch Of The Blues ... CD
RCA/BMG (Japan), 1958. Used ... $16.99
Dark and sophisticated vocals from Lee Wiley – cut with a slightly more traditional feel than some of her other albums from the time, partly because the backings are handled by Billy Butterfield! Yet despite a slightly traddish bent, there's also a slightly modern feel too – a nice melding of modes that's very much in the best 50s RCA spirit – fresh and sultry enough to live up to the streetwise image on the cover. Arrangements are by Al Cohn and Bill Finegan, and titles include "Blues In My Heart", "The Memphis Blues", "From The Land Of Sky Blue Water", "A Hundred Years From Today", "Make Believe", "A Touch Of The Blues", and "I Don't Want To Walk Without You". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Lee WileyLee Wiley Sings The Songs Of Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart & Harold Arlen – The 1940 Music Box & The 1943 Schirmer Recordings ... CD
Audiophile, 1940/1943. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ Lee WileyNight In Manhattan With Lee Wiley (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Columbia/Sony (Japan), 1950. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic set from singer Lee Wiley – and proof that she was one of the best small group jazz vocalists of her time! The album's got a nice small combo swing mode – with players that include Bobby Hackett, Joe Buskin, and Stan Freeman – all backing Lee in a mellow set of familiar numbers, done in an easygoing sort of way. Titles include "Manhattan", "Street Of Dreams", "A Woman's Intuition", "Oh Look At Me Now", and "Soft Lights & Sweet Music". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Lee WileySings Rodgers & Hart & Harold Arlen ... LP
Monmouth Evergreen, 1940/1945. Used ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing. Cover has wide clear tape on the top seam and an unglued bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Lee Wiley & Ellis LarkinsDuologue ... CD
Black Lion, 1954. Used ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful little concept for a beautiful little album – a "duologue" in which Lee Wiley sings one track, then Ellis Larkins plays the next, and so on – making for a split LP, but one with a lot of variety along the way! Wiley sings on about two thirds of the tracks on the set – working with a small combo that features Jimmy Jones on piano, Ruby Braff on trumpet, Jo Jones on drums, and Bill Pemberton on bass – all of whom provide gentle accompaniment to Lee's traditionally styled vocals. Ellis Larkins plays piano on the rest of the tracks – solo, with that wonderful late nite style of his – an approach that's more complicated than cocktail piano, but a bit more laidback than straighter jazz. Wiley numbers include "My Heart Stood Still", "Give It Back To The Indians", "My Romance", "You Took Advantage Of Me", and "My Funny Valentine". Larkins numbers include "Perfume & Rain", "By Myself", "Looking At You", and "Then I'll Be Tired Of You". CD
(Out of print.)
 
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Charles Mingus ModernistsJazz Experiment (aka Jazz Experiments Of Charles Mingus) ... LP
Jazztone, Early 50s/1957. Very Good- ... $6.99
A pivotal album in the career of Charles Mingus – one that really has him honing his sound, and reaching for that trademark mix of modernism and raw emotion that set a whole generation on fire! The album's a lot more freewheeling than other Mingus material from the time – although still a bit more compact than the Atlantic or Columbia sides – and the group's staffed with key early interpreters of Charles' vision – including John LaPorta on alto, Teo Macero on tenor and baritone, Thad Jones on trumpet, Clem DeRosa on drums, and Jackson Wiley on cello – an instrument that really helps shade in some of the darker corners of the tunes. Titles include great early originals like "Four Hands", "Minor Intrusion", "Thrice Upon A Theme", and "The Spur Of The Moment" – plus his great take on "Stormy Weather", which is a bit stormier than most! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original deep groove pressing. Cover has a split top seam, half split spine, some stains around the edges, and a bit of flaking on front.)

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✨✧ VariousDo The Blues 45s – The Ultimate Blues 45 Collection ... CD
Think (Japan), 1960s. New Copy ... $26.99
A killer collection of rare blues material – and one that's pretty darn funky at times too! The set dives deep into the very underground world of the blues 45 – not the previous scene of rare 78rpm recordings that have been documented heavily for decades – but the later generation, in which more obscure artists recorded jukebox 45s for a variety of different small labels – music that often got far less circulation than the LPs at the time! These cuts were all hand-picked by a Japanese blues collector who really knows his stuff – and a good deal of this material also shows a crossover to the funky 45 scene too – no surprise, since some of these labels also issued work in that mode. We'd heard almost none of these tracks before the compilation – and together, the 20 cuts will really open your mind – and your ears – to the deeper underground of post-50s blues. Titles include "Someday Baby" by Freddy Young, "A Fool No More" by Eddie Hope & The Manish Boys, "Trap Meat" by George Smith, "It Ain't My Fault (part 1)" by Smokey Johnson, "Follow The Leader (part 1)" by Wiley Terry, "I'm Checkin Up" by Tender Slim, "Chicago Jump" by Jimmy Lee, "Shake Your Boogie" by Model T Slim, "Encourage Me Baby" by Ace Holder, and "Weekend Blues" by Monte Easter & His Band. CD

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VariousSweet Soul Sounds Vol 1 ... CD
SSS, 1960s. Used ... $8.99
Wonderful stuff for late night listening – a mixture of harmony soul tracks and sweet vocal numbers by a mixture of male and female singers, all pretty wonderful, and all the kinds of tunes that you're not going to be turning up easily in the racks, even at Dusty Groove! Titles include "Peace Of Mind" by The Vontastics, "Just A Part Of Life" by The 5 Crowns, "I'll Always Love You" by The Festivals, "Sitting There That Night" by Darrow Fletcher, "It's You For Me" by the Amazers, "Lanore" by The Vondells, "Feel At Home Here" by Michelle Wiley, "Be Ever Wonderful" by Ted Taylor, "She's Gone" by Nolan Chance, and "Never Too Much Love" by The Impressions. Lots of rare Chicago gems, too! The fidelity is a bit crackly in parts, but no more so than a dusty old 45! CD
(Note: CD appears to have been mastered from vinyl sources – and although printed professionally, it's a bit low-budget in terms of the packaging. CD may not play well on all players. Out of print.)

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✨✧ Charles Mingus ModernistsJazz Experiment (aka Jazz Experiments Of Charles Mingus) (drummer cover) ... LP
Jazztone, Early 50s/1957. Used ... Out Of Stock
A pivotal album in the career of Charles Mingus – one that really has him honing his sound, and reaching for that trademark mix of modernism and raw emotion that set a whole generation on fire! The album's a lot more freewheeling than other Mingus material from the time – although still a bit more compact than the Atlantic or Columbia sides – and the group's staffed with key early interpreters of Charles' vision – including John LaPorta on alto, Teo Macero on tenor and baritone, Thad Jones on trumpet, Clem DeRosa on drums, and Jackson Wiley on cello – an instrument that really helps shade in some of the darker corners of the tunes. Titles include great early originals like "Four Hands", "Minor Intrusion", "Thrice Upon A Theme", and "The Spur Of The Moment" – plus his great take on "Stormy Weather", which is a bit stormier than most! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split top seam & partially split bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Barbara LeaWoman In Love/Barbara Lea/Lea In Love (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Riverside/Fresh Sound (Spain), Mid 50s. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Three of Lea's albums on two CDs! First, A Woman In Love, a beautiful early album from vocalist Barbara Lea – her only session for Riverside, and a date that's a bit leaner lighter than some of her albums for Prestige! The group on here is totally great – the Billy Taylor Trio with bassist Earl May and drummer Percy Brice – augmented by guitarist Jimmy Shirley and trumpeter Johnny Windhurst, the latter of whom slides in some well-placed lines that really keep things fresh, and help push the album away from the usual territory of a vocal-plus-trio album. Lea's approach to the tunes is a bit like that of another Lee – Lee Wiley – but in a way that strips things down a bit more, and gives the traditional numbers a slightly more modern inflection. Titles include "Love Me", "As Long As I Live", "Come Rain Or Come Shine", "A Woman Alone With The Blues", "I Didn't Know About You", and "Thinking Of You". CD features 2 bonus tracks – "Any Place I Hang My Hat Is Home" and "I'll Bet You A Kiss". Second, Barbara Lea, a session with a slightly unusual feel – in that it's not really torchy, but also not as outrightly swinging either – and part of that feel might have to do with the backings, which are by 2 different small groups led by trumpeter Johnny Windhurst, who swings things along on the record, but never in a way that's too over the top. Barbara herself has a style that's expressive, but not overly emotive – a bit like Lee Wiley or some of her contemporaries, but slightly "cooler" at points. Titles include "I've Got A Pocket Full Of Dreams", "I Had Myself A True Love", "Baltimore Oriole", "Blue Skies", "My Honey's Loving Arms", and "Nobody Else But Me". Last is Lea/In Love, a really dark little album of vocal jazz – recorded here with small combo backing, and a strange sound that's a fair bit different than most other efforts of this type from the time! At one level, there's definitely a leaner 50s vocal jazz approach going on – similar to work on Bethlehem – but Barbara also serves things up with some odd notes of nostalgia and sentimentality, echoing earlier eras not in the style of the music, but almost in a sense of sadness and wistfulness that comes through in her vocals. The style's quite a change from the iciness of other postwar chanteuses – but it's also not as overly emotional as those from other eras either. Players in the groups include Dick Cary on piano, Jimmy Raney on guitar, Johnny Windhurst on trumpet, and Jimmy Lyons on piano. Titles include "Will I Find My Love Today?", "Sleep Peaceful Mr Used To Be", "Am I In Love", "Autumn Leaves", "We Could Make Such Beautiful Music Together", and "More Than You Know". CD

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✨✧ VariousBoppin By The Bayou – Drive-Ins & Baby Dolls ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Rare rocking sounds from the Louisiana scene at the end of the 50s – pulled from that magical moment when the swampy state was one of the biggest brewing grounds for new sounds at the time! This volume of the Bayou series is mostly on the rock tip – but as with other volumes and work from Louisiana in general, there's a heck of a lot of genre-crossing going on – rock that draws from blues, hillbilly, and even cajun rhythms at times – which makes for music that's a fair bit different than the sounds you might have been getting from Memphis at the time! Most of these tracks are from rare sources, too – not just obscure singles on small labels, but also some unissued master tapes – some that might have come out briefly on older compilations, and a good number of cuts appearing here for the first time ever. As usual with Ace Records, the notes and package do a great job of making sense of the whole thing – further illuminating the groove – and titles include "She's Fine" by Frankie Lowery, "Draggin The Drive Ins' by Cookie Roberts, "Baby I Don't Care" by Wiley Jeffers, "Love Can Wait" by Johnny Bass, "Charge It" by Roy Templin & The Credit Cards, "Sweet Thing" by Cleveland Crochet & His Band Of Sugar Bees, "Let Me Come Your Way" by Burl Boykin, "Frankie & Johnny" by Zoro & The Zips, "Hey Joli" by Terry Clement, "No Money Down" by Rod Bernard, "Prisoner's Song" by Tommy Todd, and "Kruschev & The Devil" by Jay Chevalier. CD
 
 
 



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