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Lee Wiley & Ellis LarkinsDuologue ... CD
Storyville/Black Lion (Japan), 1954. Used ... $3.99
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
(Note: CD is missing back artwork in case – and is priced accordingly. Out of print.)

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✨✧ Lee WileyAs Time Goes By ... CD
RCA/Bluebird, 1956. Used ... Out Of Stock
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","A Hundred Years From Today", "Make Believe", "A Touch Of The Blues", and "I Don't Want To Walk Without You". CD

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✨✧ Lee WileyLee Wiley Rarities ... CD
Jass, 1930s/1940s/1950s. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(Out of print.)
 
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Barbara LeaBarbara Lea ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1956/1957. Used ... Just Sold Out!
One of the few 50s albums ever cut from singer Barbara Lea – a great vocalist who seemed to get a bit more of a chance in the studio much later in her life! This session's got 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". CD features 2 bonus tracks! CD
(Out of print.)

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Archie SheppMy Man – Tribute To Sidney Bechet ... CD
Impro (France), 1981. Used ... $9.99
Leave it to Archie Shepp to deliver a tribute to Sidney Bechet with amazing results – a deeply spiritual session that's quite different than the trad jazz outing you might expect! Sure, a few of the tunes are Sidney's – but Shepp's renditions here are completely unique – stretched out and soulful, with the same sort of rich sounds you'd expect from his late 70s European work – a touch of jazz traditionalism, but mixed with all the openly-expressive modes that Archie helped bring to jazz from the 60s onwards. Shepp plays soprano sax, flute, and a bit of piano – and other players on the date include Charles McGee on trumpet, Charles Eubanks on piano, Santi DeBriano on bass, and John Betsch on drums. Michelle Wiley sings on two great numbers – "My Man" and "Blues For Bechet", both done with that all-soul Shepp approach – and other titles include "Premier Bal", "Passport To Paradise", and "Petite Fleur". CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousBefore The Blues – The Early American Black Music Scene Vol 2 ... CD
Yazoo, 1920s/1930s. Used ... $5.99
Music from Dallas String Band, Frank Stokes, Peg Leg Howell, Memphis Jug Band, Charley Jordan, Hattie Hudson, Lulu Jackson, Blind Joe Taggart, Charley Patton, Minnie Wallace, Roland & Scott, Tennessee Chocolate Drops, Geeshie Wiley, and Blind Lemon Jefferson. CD

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VariousBoppin By The Bayou – Drive-Ins & Baby Dolls ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $14.99
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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VariousKustom Made Rockabilly ... CD
Big E, Late 50s. Used ... $7.99
Music from Little Billy Earl, Chuck Wiley, Johnny Faire, Benny Joy, Leon Bowman, Jack Day, Jerry Arnold, the Lonesome Drifter, Arlie Miller, the Phantom & more. CD
(Out of print, CDr release.)

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VariousRockin South ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $10.99 18.99
The south might have rocked in plenty of big scenes during the late 50s – Memphis, Houston, and some other big cities for music – but the work here might well beat them all, as it came from the smaller NRC group of labels, way down in Atlanta, Georgia! The music has plenty of fire and twang right from the start – not just hillbilly moving into rockabilly, but some full-formed early rockers that seem to take off from the best raw, raspy modes of the Louisiana and Tennessee studios of the time – but with maybe even a more striking sense of freedom overall! The CD's filled with gems we'd never have heard otherwise – all given the usual stunning Ace Records presentation – great sound and the kind of notes that always beat the bootlegs on the market. 30 tracks in all – including "The Cat" by Rod Willis, "Baby Please Don't Leave" by Sweetie Jones, "The Coo" by Wayne Cochran, "The Little Moon Men" by Lee George, "Strollin' After Dark" by the Shades, "I Got A Girl" by Tommy Roe & The Satins, "I Love You So Much" by Chuck Wiley, "Wolf" by The Four Mints, "Black Knee Socks" by Clyde Beavers, "I'm Happy" by Robert Gill & The Gill-O-Teens, and "I'm Snowed" by Joe South. CD

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✨✧ Charles MingusMinor Intrusions ... LP
Up Front, 1954. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
70s repackaging of one of Mingus's great Bethlehem sessions from the 50s, originally released as The Jazz Experiments Of Charlie Mingus. The great one's playing here in the company of John LaPorta, Teo Macero, Thad Jones, Jackson Wiley, and Clem De Rosa. Only 3 of the orignal tracks are included here, all Mingus originals: "Four Hands", "Minor Intrusion" and "The Spur Of The Moment". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has initials in marker.)

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✨✧ VariousEl Primitivo – American Rock & Roll & Rockabilly ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A killer collection of raw early rockers and rare rockabilly gems – all with a vintage vibe and classic sound that's way more than you'd expect from the image on the cover! The sound here definitely lives up to the "el primitivo" promise – and the tracks include rare numbers from Chess Records, Nash, and the Do Ra Me label – plus a number of never-issued tracks that fit in perfectly here – making for a set that's half rare singles, and half never-heard music! The set's one from the early Ace Records years on CD – when the reissue label was doing great work for the rockabilly scene – with tracks like this, and titles that include "Save It" by Mel Robbins, "Oh Yeah", by Wally Jeffrey, "I Wanna Dance All Night" by Chuck Wiley, "Explosion" by Cliff Nash, "That'll Get It" by The Imps, "I Wanna Shake It" by Curtis Hobock, "The Thump!" by The Embers, "I Love You Dearly" by Jimmy Hurt & The Del-Rios, "Best Dressed Beggar In Town" by Houston Turner, "Out Of Gas" by Chuck Howard, "Jelnny Lou" by Cliff Nash, "Door To Door" by Chuck Wiley, "Uh Oh" by The Imps, and "Are You With Me" by Mel Robbins. CD

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✨✧ Oxford AmericanOxford American No 95 – Annual Southern Music Issue – Visions Of The Blues (with bonus CD) ... Magazine
University Of Central Arkansas, 2016. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The 18th fantastic annual music issue of the Oxford American – a yearly event that's come to be treasured by folks 'round these parts – both for the writing, and the always-great compilation CD that's packaged inside! The issue's got a special focus on southern blues, both past and present – and features a great range of articles that include an article on Piedmont blues, slide guitar, Bob Dylan's early blues, Big Mama Thornton, Guitar Shorty, CeDell Davis, Bonnie Raitt, and other artists – plus excellent longer features that include Amanda Petrusich on the Tokyo Blues scene, Zandria F Robinson on the shape of Daddy's hurt, John Jeremiah Sullivan on New Albany, and Daphne Brooks on a blueswoman's prerogative. There's also added fiction, features, and other writings that really make for a hell of a jam-packed issue – plus a CD with 23 tracks by Koko Taylor, Allen Toussaint, Charley Patton, Bobby Rush, Geeshie Wiley, Barbara Dane, CeDell Davis, Regina Carter, Etta James, John Fahey, Adia Victoria, Gil Scott-Heron, and others. Magazine
 
 
 



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