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Art BearsWinter Songs ... LP
Ralph, Late 70s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
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(US pressing, including the insert.)


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✨✧ Scott DuBoisWinter Light ... CD
Act (Germany), 2015. Used ... $3.99
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(Small cutout through digipack case.)

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✨✧ David FriedmanWinter Love, April Joy ... CD
East West (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99
A fantastic record from vibist David Friedman – spare, hip, modern, and very moody! Friedman's playing vibes and marimba alongside David Samuels, who plays the same – and this twin-vibes approach sounds fantastic – especially as the record has no drums, just additional bass, plus flute by Hubert Laws – a very loose, open style that comes across with a completely unique sound! The approach is super-dope for any fan of laidback 70s vibes – and the tracks are never too free or way out, just gliding with this airy quality that's really wonderful – one of the best demonstrations of Friedman's great talents on record. Titles include "Truce", "Nyack", "Brite Piece", "Island", and "Saraband". CD
Also available Winter Love, April Joy (Inner City) ... LP 4.99

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David FriedmanWinter Love, April Joy (Inner City) ... LP
East West/Inner City, 1978. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A fantastic record from vibist David Friedman – spare, hip, modern, and very moody! Friedman's playing vibes and marimba alongside David Samuels, who plays the same – and this twin-vibes approach sounds fantastic – especially as the record has no drums, just additional bass, plus flute by Hubert Laws – a very loose, open style that comes across with a completely unique sound! The approach is super-dope for any fan of laidback 70s vibes – and the tracks are never too free or way out, just gliding with this airy quality that's really wonderful – one of the best demonstrations of Friedman's great talents on record. Titles include "Truce", "Nyack", "Brite Piece", "Island", and "Saraband". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Winter Love, April Joy ... CD 13.99

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Betty JohnsonWinter In Miami/Little Blue Man ... 7-inch
Atlantic, 1957. Very Good+ ... $1.99
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LibraWinter Day's Nightmare ... LP
Motown, 1976. Sealed ... $7.99
The second Motown release by this group – a nice mix of jazzy soul and rock styles, handled with production and arrangements that are better than the group's first album. There's some nice smooth LA sounds on the set – and the vocals have a rough edge that's almost got a bit of a David Bowie feel on a few cuts, making for a very strange mix of styles. Titles include "Lucy Squirrel", "My First Rainbow", "This Chain", "Hey Carlito", and "Full Winter Day's Nightmare". LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has sticker remnants.)

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David ThomasWinter Comes Home ... LP
Re: Records (UK), 1983. Near Mint- ... $11.99
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✨✧ Johnny Winter3rd Degree ... LP
Alligator, 1986. Near Mint- ... $6.99
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Johnny WinterSecond Winter ... LP
Columbia, 1969. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $8.99
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(70s pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Johnny WinterWhite Hot Blues ... CD
Columbia, 1970s. Used ... $2.99
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(Small cutout hole through case.)

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Paul Winter & Oscar Castro NevesBrazilian Days ... CD
Living Music, 1998. Used ... $3.99
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(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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VariousSound Of Genius – Invitation To Great Listening – Winter 1967 ... LP
Columbia, 1967. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $1.99
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Johnny WinterByrds Can't Row Boats – The Unreleased Masters Collection 1965 to 1968 ... CD
Cicadelic, New Copy ... About March 11, 2016 (delayed)
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Paul Winter & Carlos LyraSound Of Ipanema ... CD
Columbia/Sony (Japan), Early 60s. New Copy ... About July 6, 2016
Nice batch of bossa tracks, recorded in Rio with a very authentic sound! Paul Winter plays alto with an all-star combo that includes Sergio Mendes on piano, Milton Banana on drums, and Carlos Lyra on guitar and vocals. The session's a nice one for Lyra, who gets to act as a "Joao Gilberto-ish" partner to Winter's "Stan Getz" in this collaboration that's similar to the classic bossa albums on Verve. Titles include "O Morro", "Voce E Eu", "Maria Ninguem", "De Quem Ama", "Lobo Bobo", and "Tem Do De Mim". CD

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✨✧ Johnny WinterSaints & Sinners (with bonus track) ... CD
Columbia, 1974. Used ... Just Sold Out!
CD
(Out of print. CD case has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Johnny WinterStill Alive & Well ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1973. Used ... Just Sold Out!
CD
(Out of print, small cutout hole through case.)

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✨✧ Rodney WhitakerWinter Moon ... CD
Sirocco, 2002. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With Eric Reed on piano, Ron Blake on tenor and soprano, and Carl Allen on drums! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Edgar Winter GroupThey Only Come Out At Night ... LP
Epic, 1972. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Features the classic "Frankenstein" – plus "Hangin Around", "Alta Mira", "We All Had A Real Good Time", "Round & Round", and "Undercover Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing.)

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✨✧ Johnny WinterCaptured Live! ... CD
Blue Sky/CBS, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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Uri CaineBedrock 3 ... CD
Winter & Winter (Germany), 2001. Used ... $5.99
Pretty wild work from keyboardist Uri Caine – working here in a trio format, mostly, with occasional additional vocals and turntable work. Caine plays both acoustic piano and Fender Rhodes on the set – and it's his work on the latter that really makes the record great. He's got sort of a spacey funky groove that's part Herbie Hancock Sextant era, part more spacious jamming – and the tight bass and drum backing on the album makes for some nicely grooving material that's also a bit "out" at the same time! Titles include "Toe Jam", "Red Eye", "Lobby Daze", "Humphrey Pass My Way", "Skins", "Fang", and "Nymphomania". CD

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Uri CaineOthello Syndrome ... CD
Winter & Winter (Germany), 2005/2007/2008. Used ... $9.99
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(Barcode has some marker.)

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Uri CaineRio ... CD
Winter & Winter (Germany), 2001. Used ... $9.99
Pianist Uri Caine in a set of Brazilian jazz tunes – playing acoustic piano and Teclado Fender Rhodes – recorded in Brazil, with backing on guitar, bass, and lots of percussion. A number of the tracks have vocals in Portuguese – and the style of the music mixes the smoother sound you'd expect from Brazilian jazz, with some of the more off-beat touches you'll find in Caine's other work. Titles include "Teu Chamego", "Assalto Cultural", "Na Lapa", "Um Minuto So", "Adeus", "Samba Da Rua", "Choro Maluco", and "Revulucionario". CD

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Uri CaineSidewalks Of New York – Tin Pan Alley ... CD
Winter & Winter (Germany), 1999. Used ... $11.99
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Uri Caine EnsempleGoldberg Variations ... CD
Winter & Winter (Germany), 2000. Used 2 CDs ... $6.99
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Froberger/Frescobaldi/PicchiPhantasia – Aaron Zapico ... CD
Winter & Winter (Germany), 2010. Used ... $6.99
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Ernst ReijsegerColla Parte ... CD
Winter & Winter (Germany), 1997. Used ... $10.99
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Ernst ReijsegerTell Me Everything ... CD
Winter & Winter (Germany), 2008. Used ... $11.99
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(Barcode has some marker.)

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Uri CaineClassical Variations ... CD
Winter & Winter (Germany), 2007. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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✨✧ Vittorio Ghielmi & Luca PiancaBagpipes From Hell ... CD
Winter & Winter (Germany), 2000. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Barcode has some marker.)

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✨✧ Paul Motian & The EBBBEurope ... CD
Winter & Winter (Germany), 2001. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Paul Motian & The EBBBHoliday For Strings ... CD
Winter & Winter (Germany), 2002. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Paul Motion2000 + One ... CD
Winter & Winter (Germany), 1998. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Ernst Reijseger & Tenore E Cuncordu De OroseiColla Voche ... CD
Winter & Winter (Germany), 1999. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
CD
(Comes in a nice textured, hard-bound case.)

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✨✧ Gary ThomasPariah's Pariah ... CD
Winter & Winter (Germany), 1998. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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✨✧ M-Base Collective & OthersIntroducing M-Base – Brooklyn In The 1980s ... CD
JMT/Winter & Winter (Germany), Late 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great overview of the M-Base movement on the New York scene of the late 80s – a group of musicians who worked together to unlock many boundaries in jazz – and really set the music free in a variety of different styles! The sounds here range from more familiar jazz to vocal work, experimental fusion, and some of the more dynamic hybrids that had been brewing on the New York scene a few years before – and although some of these artists worked together as the M-Base Collective, this set focuses on selections from different solo artist albums that were recorded for the JMT label back in the late 80s, many of which are now out of print. Titles include "Lies" and "If You Only Knew How" by Cassandra Wilson, "Chelsea Bridge" by Gary Thomas, "Drifter" by Jean Paul Bourelly, "Irate Blues" by Steve Coleman, "The Night Before" by Robin Eubanks, "Micro Move" by Strata Institute, "Mindgames" by Greg Osby, and "For John Malachi" by a trio with Geri Allen, Paul Motian, and Charlie Haden. CD
 
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✨✧ BohannonGittin Off ... LP
Dakar, 1975. Very Good ... $8.99
Tremendously tight grooves from Hamilton Bohannon – tunes that have this amazing way of wrapping together the bass, drums, and guitar – all in this fast-chugging style that's plenty funky all the way through! Bohannon was one of the most minimal of his 70s funk contemporaries – and has this way of really focusing in on one key rhythm, then rolling it out with incredible tightness – slowly changing things with some slight phase shifts in tone or timing, but always returning to the core of the tune. The approach is maybe even more striking here than on his previous records – and far grittier than on his later 70s work, too – and at some level, the vocals are almost thrown in as an afterthought, once Bo and the combo get things grooving! Titles include "Come Winter", "South Africa 76", "Feel Good At Midnight", "Gittin Off", and "I'm In Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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Joanne BrackeenAFT ... CD
Timeless/Solid (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $13.99
Really great work from pianist Joanne Brackeen – a player who's always got plenty to offer, but who really seems to find a special space here – working in a unique trio that features Clint Houston on bass and Ryo Kawasaki on guitar! Houston's bass is wonderful – full, rich, and very well-rounded – an element that brings so much depth to the record that both Ryo and Joanne can really take off – Kawasaki on these colorful lines that have a bit more bite than his more fusiony guitar albums as a leader, and Brackeen with these incredibly deft, incredibly well-spun lines on piano. The balance of sounds is wonderful – very fresh and unique – and titles include "Aft", "Haiti B", "Dreamers", and "Winter Is Here". CD

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Vashti BunyanSome Things Just Stick In Your Mind – Singles & Demos 1964 to 1967 ... LP
DiCristina, Mid 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $16.99 19.98
Beautiful early work from British singer Vashti Bunyan – an important figure in the acid folk scene at the end of the 60s, heard here on some really wonderful work from a few years before! Some of the tracks have a really trippy style, and others are a bit more like conventional Brit girl pop of the time – but given a very weird twist overall, with a sound that's quite hard to describe! Vashti's vocals have these really dark qualities overall – and even when the backings are fuller (which often they are not), there's a sad, earthy feel to her singing. But equally great is her guitar work – heard with more prominence on most of the album's previously-unissued tracks from mid 60s tapes. Bunyan plays with these warm harmonics that kind of nestle and bristle underneath her vocals – pushing the tunes up with a sense of brightness in contrast to the voice – almost in a Nick Drake sort of way (and trust us, we don't throw around comparisons to his music easily!) The package is a wonderful look at these almost-lost years of Vashti's career – and it features both sides of her Decca and Columbia singles, an unreleased Immediate single, and a lot more tracks pulled from rare tapes from 1964, 1966, and 1967! Set features 25 tracks that include "Some Things Just Stick In Your Mind", "Train Song", "Love Song", "Winter Is Blue", "Leave Me", "How Do I Know", "Go Before Dawn", "Girl's Song In Winter", "Don't Believe", "17 Pink Sugar Elephants", "Someday", and "I Know". LP, Vinyl record album

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Stelvio CiprianiTentacles (Tentacoli) (transparent vinyl pressing) ... LP
Dagored (Italy), 1977. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $38.99
Sublime Italian soundtrack funk – and one of the greatest albums ever from 70s maestro Stelvio Cipriani! The music was scored for a schlocky horror film about a giant octopus – but Cipriani's approach here goes far beyond its roots – beautifully blending together tightly compressed bass and funky drum bits with sweet electric keys and warm string touches – making for a set that slinks along with an infectious groove from start to finish! The sound is incredible – immediately seductive on the first track, and continuing to develop as the set moves on – making for an amazing soundtrack that we'd rank as one of our Italian favorites of the 70s. Titles include "Tentacles", "Small Town Pleasures", "She'll Never Come Back", "San Diego Yellow Cab", "Summer & Winter", and "Scotch For Two". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500 copies.)

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Debo BandFlamingoh (Pink Bird Dawn) EP ... CD
CRC, 2011. Used Gatefold ... $5.99
A strong set from the Ethiopian groove-inspired Debo Band – a Boston based group with a deep love of Ethio jazz and funk – doing it proudly on this EP of live recordings from their trip to East Africa in the winter of 2010! Captured during their short residency an Addis Ababa nightclub, it's a completely solid, vibrant interpretation of classic brass-heavy funk & jazz of 70s Ethiopia. Guest vocalist Selamnesh Zemene and traditional drummer Asrat Ayalew perform with the group, which includes vocalist Bruck Tesfaye, accordionist Stacey Cordeiro, violinists Kaethe Hostetter and Jonah Rapino, sax players Danny Mekonnen and Abye Osman, guitarist Brendon Wood, sousaphone player Arik Grier, bass player PJ Goodwin and drummer Keith Waters. Includes "Musicawi Silt", "Belomi Benna", "Mignoten Man Yawkal" and "Lantchi Biye". CD

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Sylvia DeSaylesBest Is Yet To Come ... LP
Regina, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $13.99
Sylvia DeSayles is quite an unusual singer – one with a deeper voice than most of her contemporaries, and a way of putting over a tune from the toes upward! The style's a bit like Morgana King, but never as mellow – as Sylvia really seems to put a bit of force on some tracks. But the record's also a pretty strong one, thanks to backings from Peter Matz and Sy Oliver – both of whom set DeSayles up with styles that fall nicely in the reworked vocal territory of the early 60s – that legacy of Cy Coleman and other contemporaries that made things a bit groovier than before. Titles include "The Best Is Yet To Come", "Wild Is Love", "Strange", "It Amazes Me", "Warm Winter", "Don't Explain", "Maried I Can Always Get", and "I'll See You Again". LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ DR HookerArmageddon (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
On Records, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
A heady bit of mid-70s psych from Connecticut – the second album from Dr Hooker Band – recorded in 1974, but not issued until many years later! The album's a true treasure that deserves wider recognition – at some level as heady as any of the best known indie psych sets from the late 60s, but at another coming across at points with a raw intensity that shows that Hooker's generation definitely had a dose of The Stooges in their blood too! Instrumentation gets a bit tripped-out at points – with some cool keyboards by Bob Reardon – and titles include "Hello", "Free", "Winter", "Kamala", "A Tormented Heart", and "This Thing". LP, Vinyl record album

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John Holt3000 Volts Of Holt (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Trojan, 1970s. Used ... $18.99
More sweet Jamaican soul from John Holt, the third in his "Volts of. . ." series. As with the others, Trojan has appended the original LP with the cream of his non-LP singles and other tracks culled from their archives, for a fat package that more than doubles the original length of the album, with a total of 23 tracks in all, including: "Let's Get It While It's Hot", "In The Springtime", "Winter World Of Love", "Let's Do It Long", "You Will Never Find Another Love Like Mine", "My Desire", "I've Got To Go Back Home", "You Must Believe Me", "Can't Keep Us Apart" and "Goodnight My Love". CD
(Out of print.)

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ImpressionsKeep On Pushing/People Get Ready ... CD
ABC/Kent (UK), 1964/1965. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
A pair of 60s classics by the mighty Impressions – back to back on a single CD! On Keep On Pushing, there's no need for The Impressions to push from behind – because with a record like this, they're very firmly in the driver's seat! The album's a treasure through and through – one of the greatest documents of 60s soul from the Chicago scene – filled with sublime original compositions by a young Curtis Mayfield, set to great arrangements from the legendary Johnny Pate! The sound here is immaculate – a groove that's slightly stepping, gently lilting – just enough to get things moving, but with plenty of care not to smother the fragile harmonies of the group. And as on other of the best ABC albums by The Impressions, there's not a hint of filler here – just one great track after another, with titles that include "Amen", "I Made A Mistake", "Don't Let It Hide", "Keep On Pushing", "Somebody Help Me", "Long Long Winter", and "I've Been Trying". People Get Ready is one of the greatest albums ever from The Impressions – and a set that takes their work to a whole new level, by bringing in an even more righteous sound! The core elements of the group's 60s genius are all in place here – compositions from Curtis Mayfield, arrangements from Johnny Pate, and sublime harmonies from the group. But there's also something extra too – a new level of consciousness that's creeping into the music, hinting at the more righteous subject matter of later years – but with a much more subtle approach. All tracks are great – and titles include "See the Real Me", "Woman's Got Soul", "We're In Love", "Can't Work No Longer", and "Emotions". CD

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IncognitoTransatlantic RPM ... CD
Shanachie, 2010. Used ... $6.99
Hard to believe it's the 30th Anniversary for Incognito – but Bluey's been at it for that long, and to celebrate, he's having one hell of a party with this record! The album's got way more going on than even a regular Incognito set – even though those are plenty darn great – as Bluey's invited plenty of folks along for the celebration, a range of great singers who really open up the sound, and deepen the core jazzy grooves of the set! In addition to regular vocalists like Joy Rose, Tony Momrelle, and Maysa, the set also features work by Leon Ware, Chaka Khan, John-Christian Urich, Ursula Rucker, Vanessa Haynes, and Mario Biondi – the last of whom really brings a lot to the set, with that cool vocal approach used on his Schema albums. And as usual for Bluey, the sound is way more than just straight soul – with plenty of classic jazz funk elements, and a strong nod to the underground sounds of the British scene who've always fostered his music. Titles include "Line In The Sand", "1975", "Your Sun My Sky", "Put A Little Lovin In Your Heart", "All Of My Life", "Expresso Madureira", "Make Room For Love", "Lowdown", "Tell Me What To Do", and "The Winter Of My Springs". CD

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Walter JacksonOkeh Recordings Vol 2 – Welcome Home (with previously unreleased tracks) ... CD
Okeh/Kent (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
A tremendous second step for Chicago soul legend Walter Jackson – packaged here with a huge amount of bonus tracks as well! The core album is a sublime mix of new tunes and re-imagined standards – and a set that takes Walter Jackson into even more sophisticated soul territory than before! The record is proof that the up and coming soul artists of the 60s had a key place alongside the more established mainstream acts on the other side of the fence – as Walter's working here with arranger Riley Hampton to re-cast a number of familiar tunes in his cool Iceman soul mode – changing the themes, rhythms, and inflections of the tracks for a more contemporary soul market – and also interspersing them with a few great new songs of his own! The approach is amazing – far better than even Jerry Butler or Chuck Jackson's work in a similar idiom – and the album features the sublime hit "Welcome Home", plus the Van McCoy tunes "Suddenly I'm All Alone", "Still At The Mercy Of Your Love", and "The Magic's Gone" – alongside versions of "Moon River", "Let It Be Me", "Imagination", and "My Funny Valentine". Added to the original album are 7 more rare tracks pulled from singles – some of the true gems in Jackson's 60s career for Okeh – with titles that include "Deep In The Heart Of Harlem", "Cold Cold Winter", "That's When I Come To You", "Special Love", "One Heart Lonely", "I Think It's Going To Rain Today", and "The Folks Who Live On The Hill". CD

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✨✧ Kool & The GangSpirit Of The Boogie ... LP
De-Lite, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Way more than just a "boogie" album – as you might think from the title – and much more a hard-hitting batch of funky tunes, mixed with some even cooler laidback numbers! The album follows heavily off the style of Wild & Peaceful – mixing together the group's older crack rhythms with some newer, hipper, jazzier inflections – making for an incredibly powerful sound that really opens them up. Titles include the massively funky "Jungle Jazz" – a jazzy follow up to "Jungle Boogie" – plus some spiritual numbers that have a cosmic soul jazzy feel, like the tracks "Cosmic Energy", "Ancestral Ceremony", and "Winter Sadness". The whole thing's great – and other titles include "Mother Earth", "Caribbean Festival", and "Ride The Rhythm". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Love UnlimitedUnder The Influence Of Love Unlimited ... LP
20th Century, 1973. Very Good ... $3.99
Great stuff from the girls who first put Barry White on the map! The record is the group's second – and by this point, Barry had developed that tight snapping drum sound that made his orchestral albums work so well. You'll hear it to good effect on most songs on the LP, which have a great groove that's in the best Barry White mode of the 70s – but which kind of dominates the girls' vocals a bit. Not that anyone should complain that much, as it's the overall package that's always made Barry's albums sound so great – but we do wonder how the group felt when they had to sit out the first track, which was the instrumental "Love's Theme", a song that went onto become Barry's biggest song ever, and which probably sold the album a lot more than the vocal tracks. Still, you can hardly detect a note of disharmony – and the album soars from track to track, through titles like "Under The Influence Of Love", "Say It Again", "Yes, We Finally Made It", and "It May Be Winter Outside". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Johnny MathisJohnny Mathis – The Singles (4CD set) ... CD
Columbia, Late 50s/1960s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 4CD ... $39.99 59.98
A very cool package of work from the legendary Johnny Mathis – and one that brings together a fair bit of material that never made it onto his full length LPs! The set's filled with singles that Mathis recorded during his landmark run for Columbia Records – not just well-known a-sides, but also the b-sides too – and a number of lesser-known cuts that were unusual singles, but never scored big at the time – making for a rich range of discovery, even if you think you know Johnny's hits! The early material has that classic Columbia vibe – lush strings with an undercurrent of jazz – and those impeccable Mathis vocals throughout – and later material brings in a bit more soul, especially in the 70s. The 4CD package features 87 tracks in all – plus a booklet that contains notes and release information on each track. Titles include "You Are Beautiful", "Someone", "Story Of Our Love", "You Are Everything To Me", "I Love Her That's Why", "Gina", "Quiet Girl", "This Way Mary", "Christmas In The City Of Angels", "Take Good Care Of Her", "Walking Tall", "Among The First To Know", "Long Winter Nights", and lots more! CD

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Gary McFarlandProfiles ... LP
Impulse, Mid 60s. Very Good Gatefold ... $4.99
A great little jazz record by Gary – very different than his groovy/easy albums on Verve, and with a dark sound that shows his strength as a composer and arranger. The group features McFarland in the lead on vibes, plus reed work by Phil Woods, Zoot Sims, and Richie Kamuca, and lots of rhythm backing by the likes of Richard Davis, Gabor Szabo, Sam Brown, and others. Willis Conover does a bit of narration, and tracks include "Sage Hands", "Milo's Other Samba", "Winter Colors", and "Bygones & Boogie". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange & black label stereo pressing, with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has sticker remnants on front & back, and gloss peeling on the spine.)

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Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66Stillness ... LP
A&M/Soul Jazz (UK), 1970. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $19.99
A real classic from Sergio Mendes – probably most famous for its funky bits! The record pushes past the formula of the earlier Brasil 66 albums, and goes for a more sophisticated approach that adds in some sweet electric moments, more complicated grooves, and an overall sound that's even hipper than the group's early pop for A&M. The album features an excellent version of "For What It's Worth" that has a tight drumbreak which has been sampled often, as well as a great version of Caetano Veloso's "Lost in the Paradise" which is a good translation of the song to an American idiom! Other tracks include "Viramundo", "Stillness", "Chelsea Morning", and "Sometimes In Winter". A real gem – and one of the group's most overlooked albums! LP, Vinyl record album

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MF Grimm & Drasar MonumentalGood Morning Vietnam 3 – The Phoenix Program ... LP
Vendetta Records, 2015. New Copy ... $16.99
The final entry in the Good Morning Vietnam trilogy from veteran underground rhymer/writer MF Grimm and producer Drasar Monumental – perhaps the rawest and hardest hitting of the three! The smart, dexterous rhymes are laced with wartime imagery and backed by thematic samples throughout, always walking the fineline between hypnotic heaviness and sensory overload. It's a delicate balance – and they make it work strongly once again on this closing entry in the series –always with enough jazzy funk and cracking soul in the beats to keep your heads nodding, even in the heaviest moments. Includes "Birth Of Violence", "Rhymes Against Humanity", "Songs Of The Winter Soldier", "Economics", "One Bullet Away, Two Steps From Home", "Dust To Dust", "Family Birthday", "Harmonics", "Chain Letter", "For Those That Want To Label Us", "Glaciers Of Icex", "Hand Up To Heaven, Feet Firm In Hell" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies.)

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Modern Jazz Quartet/Quartetto Di Milano/HungarianQuartet Is A Quartet Is A Quartet ... CD
Atlantic/Wounded Bird, 1964. New Copy ... $1.99 11.98
The title's a bit misleading, because while the 3 groups on the session are all quartets, they're hardly similar in the associative way the record assumes! Side one features 4 tracks by the Modern Jazz Quartet – re-recordings of a few classics, plus one new one for the set – titles that include "Reunion Blues", "Winter Tale", "Concorde", and "Yesterdays". But side two actually features a string quartet – Quartetto Di Milano – playing the atonal "Funf Satze" by Anton Webern – plus the Hungarian Gypsy Quartet, doing a concert medley of traditional tunes in a violin-based way. So while the album may be some sort of attempt by the MJQ to further tie themselves to Europe – it's also kind of an unusual mix of jazz, avant classical, and folkloric styles! CD

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MoonchildPlease Rewind ... CD
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2015. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
Really really wonderful work from Moonchild – even better than we remember from the first time around! The group have this perfect balance of vocals and jazzy instrumentation – played by a trio who handle all the instruments themselves, then produce the whole set – in support of vocalist Amber Navran, who also plays tenor on the record! Rhythms are spare and crackling – never overdone, and just the right sort of laidback funk for Navran's wonderful vocals – sliding out in this smooth, slinky way that has plenty of jazz undercurrents, and no sort of commercial styles at all. A decade ago, these guys might have been headed towards major label stardom – but it's the indie, underground nature of the record that's going to keep them strong for years – as you'll hear on cuts that include "The Truth", "Nobody", "More Than Ever", "Winter Breeze", "Just A Minute", "Moonlight", and "I'll Make It Easy". CD

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Primitive Art OrchestraQualia (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Playwright (Japan), 2015. New Copy Gatefold ... $21.99
A really lovely little record from Primitive Art Orchestra – one of a number of contemporary Japanese jazz groups who are really rewriting the rules! The members here come from a club jazz background in other groups – including work from Takao Ito on drums in Tri4th, a favorite of Dusty Groove customers years back – but they also move back to a more standard piano trio format, yet with a style that's completely unlike the version of that grouping in more traditional jazz! Drums, bass, and piano leap along together in these flowing lines that are as lyrical as they are rhythmic – driven in ways that really break with standard jazz rhythms, but in a way that's always very warm and personal – and maybe even with a bit more sentiment than you might expect. The approach is similar to Fox Capture Plan, but with a richer sonic palette – partly because the group add in a bit of guitar, keyboards, and added percussion – on titles that include "Perseus", "Night Haze", "Heart Of Cosmos", "Winter Song", "Qualia", and "At Dawn". CD
 
 
 



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