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✨✧ New York Composers OrchestraFirst Program In Standard Time ... CD
New World, 1992. Used ... $3.99
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Dee Dee BridgewaterAfro Blue (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Trio/Muzak (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $24.99
One of the greatest jazz vocal albums of all time – and one of the first true moments of genius from a young Dee Dee Bridgewater! The album's a Japanese only release (proof that they're always hipper to our jazz artists than we are!) – and it features Dee Dee singing material that's quite different than her later R&B-inflected sides from the late 70s – very soaring and spiritual work, delivered in a way that set a whole new standard for jazz at the time! Backing is by a small combo with brothers Ron and Cecil Bridgweater, plus Roland Hanna on acoustic and electric piano, George Mraz on bass, and Motohiko Hino on drums and percussion – but the star of the set is always Dee Dee, who sparkles beautifully on the album's classic versions of "Afro Blue" and "Little B's Poem" – both of which have been redone by many other singers over the years. Other great cuts include "People Make The World Go Round", "Love From The Sun", and "Love Vibrations". CD

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Harold Melvin & The Blue NotesIf You Don't Know Me By Now – The Best Of Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes ... CD
Legacy/Philadelphia International, 1970s. Used ... $3.99
One of our favorite all-time vocal groups – even if they did sell a bazillion records during the 70s! Of course, we have to give the lion's share of the credit to Teddy Pendergrass – whose darkly warm vocals pushed most of the group's tracks over the top, and forever set a new standard for male vocals in soul music. Teddy's singing strong and clear on this 15 track set of hits by the group – a nice batch that includes some of their best mellow material, and more than enough of their strident hits, the sort that still show up day and day again on oldies stations, with no complaints from us! Titles include "The Love I Lost", "If You Don't Know Me By Now", "Yesterday I Had The Blues", "Keep On Lovin You", "Tell The World How I Feel About Cha Baby", "Everybody's Talkin", and the sublime "I Miss You", done in the full 8 minute version. CD

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✨✧ Hank MobleyNewark 1953 ... CD
Uptown, 1953. Used 2CD ... $14.99
A rare early slice of work from the legendary Hank Mobley – a live performance from 1953, and one that predates most of his better-known Blue Note material! The recording quality's aged a bit with time, but the genius of Mobley shines through right away – that bold, soulful approach to tenor sax that's unlike anyone else – and which went onto raise the standard for generations of players to come! Hank really gets to stretch out here, as most of the tracks are nice and long, and help show a side of Mobley's world that didn't always appear in the more polished setting of the studio. The group's great too – with Bennie Green on trombone, Walter Davis on piano, Jimmy Schenck on bass, and Charlie Persip on drums – all jamming with Mobley on tracks that include "Blues Is Green", "Keen & Peachy", "Lullaby Of Birdland", "Ow", "There's A Small Hotel", "Jumpin With Symphony Sid", and "All The Things You Are". CD

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Peaches & HerbGolden Duets (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Date/Wounded Bird, Late 60s. New Copy ... $3.99
Stunning work from the team of Peaches & Herb – a male/female soul duo whose work here rivals the greatness of the Marvin Gaye duets over at Motown! The grooves are wonderfully varied here – upbeat and swinging at some points, laidback and a bit more romantic at others – but always beautifully done, with a sense of honest, soulful expression that goes way past the standard pop duet mode. Arrangements are by the likes of Bert Keyes, Jimmy Wisner, and Herb Bernstein – and titles include "Two Little Kids", "I Do", "Something You Got", "Let It Be Me", "I Want To Stay Here", "Love Is Strange", and "We Belong Together". CD features 3 bonus tracks – "Groovin Out On Life", "Watch Out World", and "You Are My Happiness". CD

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VariousRough Guide To A World Of Psychedelia ... CD
Rough Guide, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy Gatefold ... $11.99 12.98
This collection certainly takes the "world" in its title seriously – as the cuts here are collected from diverse spots around the globe, and are all every bit as psychedelic as promised in the title! Yet the sounds here aren't also the standard psych you'll know from US and UK music of the time – and instead nicely trip out on those influences, and move the music into more regional modes with echoes of Bollywood instrumentation, South African rhythms, and Afro Funk currents – in a selection of tracks that includes plenty of older classics, plus a few contemporary numbers as well. Titles include "Guitar Boy" by Victor Uwaifo, "Piya Tu Ab To Aaja" by Asha Bhosle & RD Burman, "Alergico De Flores" by Laranja Freak, "Jam 10 Kai Theit" by Ros Seresyothea, "Cyclo" by Yos Olarang, "Folia No Vento" by Iuri Adrade, "Japones" by Bacalao Men, and "Recordado Los Soneros" by Ray Perez. Lots of music – 17 tracks, and 72 minutes in all! CD

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VariousWhen The Sun Sets Over Carlton – Melbourne's Countercultural Inner City Rock Scene Of The 70s ... CD
Festival/Warner (Australia), Mid 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $11.99
A very cool collection of work from the Australian scene of the 70s – most of which we'd never heard before! This material isn't totally underground – but given the separation of space between Melbourne and the rest of the world at the time, the collection is an under-tapped vein of really creative material from a scene that cared little about standard labels, conventional styles, or even much of a wider audience! Bits of glammy styles, early punk, and other familiar modes show their heads from time to time – but overall, there's a really individual spirit to most of the groups and their music – styles and a quality level that could climb big on the charts, but hardly cared if they made it or not. The package features great notes on the Melbourne scene and the bands at the time – and titles include "I Love My Car" by Martin Arminger, "Rozalyn" by Stiletto, "I See Red" by The Dots, "Only The Lonely Hearted" by Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons, "Saturday Night" by Daddy Cool, "Who Listens To The Radio" by The Sports, "Hard Drugs" by Mighty Kong, "Carlton (Lygon Street Limbo)" by Skyhooks, "Comin Back For More" by Mark Gillespie, "The Bright Boy" by Eric Gradman Man & Machine, "I'll Be A Dag For You Baby" by Fabulous Nudes, and "Roll That Reefer" by Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band. 45 tracks in all! CD

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Walter JacksonOkeh Recordings Vol 1 – It's All Over (with previously unreleased tracks) ... CD
Okeh/Kent (UK), Early/Mid 60s. New Copy ... About June 1, 2016
60s Chicago soul doesn't get any better than this – a sublime debut from the legendary Walter Jackson – done in a smoothly sophisticated style that set a whole new standard for the genre! The record steps off nicely from some of the earliest work by Jerry Butler and The Impressions – blending Chicago soul with more adult-styled orchestrations from Riley Hampton – at a level that has Jackson sitting beautifully across a number of different modes at once – still appealing to the kids with the uptown groovers on the set, but also reaching to an older crowd with the beautiful ballads and heartbreaking love songs. The sound is incredible – easily one of the most fully realized full-length soul records on the Okeh label – and titles include "What Would You Do", "There Goes That Song Again", "I Don't Want To Suffer", "That's What Mama Say", and "It's All Over". CD adds in 10 more bonus tracks – most of which are previously unissued – making for an amazing collection that's one of the first time that Jackson's work at Okeh is finally getting its due! Bonus titles include "The Heartbreak Road", "Anything Can Happen", "Blue Rose", "Starting Tomorrow", "Don't Play With Love", "It's Hard To Believe", "You Gotta Give", and "Tell The World". CD

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Eddie KendricksPeople Hold On ... CD
Tamla/Elemental (France), 1972. New Copy ... About February 12, 2016 (delayed)
A truly amazing album – unlike anything Eddie Kendricks ever did before, or since – and one of those records that really helped shape the sound of soul in the 70s! The music is as rich and powerful as the image on the cover – with some righteous undercurrents that really mark the time and place of the record, yet also help it transcend so many other standard soul modes of the period too! Arrangements are wonderfully complex – as you'll hear on the classic groovers "Girl You Need A Change Of Mind" and "Date With The Rain" – each very different numbers, but both a showcase for Kendricks' wonderful vocal approach. Other titles include the progressive "People Hold On" – plus "I'm On The Sideline", "Day By Day", "If You Let Me", "Let Me Run Into Your Lonely Heart", and "Someday We'll Have A Better World". CD

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Eddie KendricksPeople Hold On (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Tamla/Universal (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... About February 12, 2016 (delayed)
A truly amazing album – unlike anything Eddie Kendricks ever did before, or since – and one of those records that really helped shape the sound of soul in the 70s! The music is as rich and powerful as the image on the cover – with some righteous undercurrents that really mark the time and place of the record, yet also help it transcend so many other standard soul modes of the period too! Arrangements are wonderfully complex – as you'll hear on the classic groovers "Girl You Need A Change Of Mind" and "Date With The Rain" – each very different numbers, but both a showcase for Kendricks' wonderful vocal approach. Other titles include the progressive "People Hold On" – plus "I'm On The Sideline", "Day By Day", "If You Let Me", "Let Me Run Into Your Lonely Heart", and "Someday We'll Have A Better World". CD

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✨✧ Four TopsKeeper Of The Castle ... LP
ABC/Dunhill, 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Killer Four Tops material from the early 70s – and a record that proved that they didn't need to be on Motown to still keep churnin' out the hits! The sound is sophisticated, and pushes past the standard format of the group's good-selling records for Motown – hitting a classic AM Radio soul groove that's best summed up by the album's monster hit "Ain't No Woman (Like The One I've Got)", one of those tracks that will probably be played around the world for years and years and years. The rest of the record's just as great, and includes loads of tasty numbers – like the excellent title cut "Keeper Of The Castle", plus "Love Music", "Turn On The Light Of Your Love", and "Remember What I Told You To Forget". Soulful and sophisticated, and a nice break from the Motown years! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ Dodo MarmarosaDodo's Back! ... LP
Argo, 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wonderful later album from pianist Dodo Marmarosa – quite possibly his greatest record ever! The set's an obscure "comeback" date recorded in Chicago for Chess in the early 60s – a trio session with Richard Evans on bass and Marshall Thompson on drums – both working very gently behind Marmarosa's lead. Dodo sounds wonderful here – slightly broken down and world-weary, but in a way that makes for quite a change both from his earlier recordings, and from the standard piano session of the time. There's nothing too polished here, and there's always a strong sense of "voice" on the tracks – a quality that speaks volumes with a short amount of effort – and which has really made this one a favorite of ours over the years! Titles include "Tracy's Blues", "Mellow Mood", "On Green Dolphin Street", and "Cottage For Sale". LP, Vinyl record album
(Teal label Argo pressing with deep groove. Cover has some discoloration from age.)

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✨✧ Mike VickersDracula 1972 AD (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Death Waltz (UK), 1972. New Copy Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A very cool soundtrack to this very cool Dracula film – one of the oddest in the Hammer Horror series, as it very firmly has the Count working in the wild world of 1972! There's a sexy vibe to the movie – as you might guess from the title – and that's definitely echoed in some of the soundtrack by the great Brit arranger Mike Vickers, who cut his teeth in the early days of Manfred Mann, and was moving onto some great larger projects by this time! Some numbers have a groovy approach that fits the time period, others are more standard orchestrations – but still always handled with all those great elements we love from Vickers. Titles include "Van Helsing Heads To The Club", "Devil's Circle Music", "Baptism By Blood", "Dracula Returns/Dracula Bites Laura", "Johnny Be Really Dead", and "Prologue/Hyde Park 1872". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Georgie FameGeorgie Does His Thing With Strings/Knock On Wood/CBS Singles ... CD
CBS/BGO (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Some of our favorite work ever from the mighty Georgie Fame – key tracks from his years on CBS – when he was really moving past straight jazz, into a whole great style of his own! First up is the full album Georgie Does His Thing With Strings – a set that has Georgie Fame singing with a host of string-heavy backings from the great Keith Mansfield! Given Mansfield's roots in the sound library scene, the style here is never as sleepy or hokey as you might expect from the "strings" in the title – but there is a moodier, mellower approach than you'd hear on other Fame albums – a style that's partially aimed at older jazz vocal modes, but which also echoes with sounds of the Scott Walker generation – a newly mature mode that's a really great fit for Georgie's unique style of singing, and which exposes yet another amazing side of his seemingly limitless talents! There's always a nice sense of warmth and wit going on – one that keeps these tunes from just being the usual sort of standard vocal fare of the period – and Mansfield's backings have a lean quality that often pulses with a very gentle groove at the bottom. Titles include "Who's Kissing You Blues", "Girl Talk", "This Guy's In Love With You", "A House Is Not A Home", "Woe Is Me", "Need Your Love So Bad", and "Guess Who I Saw Today". Next is the rare Knock On Wood EP – with four songs that include the title track, plus "Close The Door", "All I'm Asking", and "Didn't Want To Have To Do It". THEN – the CD adds in 21 more bonus tracks – almost all non-album single cuts by Fame from the late 60s and start of the 70s – most of which have never been reissued, and are a flurry of mad soul, clever vocals, and lots of hip instrumental twists – all delivered with that undeniable Georgie Fame charm. Titles include "Down Along The Cover", "Seventh Son", "No Thanks", "Try My World", "Bidin My Time", "For Your Pleasure", "Kentucky Child", "Peaceful", "Entertaining Mr Sloan", "Someday Man", and "The Movie Star Song". CD

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✨✧ VariousAfro Beat Airways Vol 2 – Return Flight To Ghana 1974 to 1983 ... LP
Analog Africa (Germany), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Amazing sounds from 70s Ghana – a killer collection that really lives up to all the greatness of other collections on the Analogue Africa label! There's a sharpness here right from the start – an approach to funk that's really universal, and shows why collections from a generation like this move way past the context of standard world music modes – and instead unlock a rich version of the world in which music alone can build plenty of bridges – way beyond the context of politics or national boundaries! By that, we mean that any Anglo crate-digger can find plenty to love here – wicked drums, scratchy guitar, riffing Hammond, and monstrous bass that bounces these tunes beautifully from start to finish – sewing together the grooves in a way that will have you forgetting you can't even understand most of the lyrics. And yet, as with other titles on this great label, the music is also well-situated culturally too – thanks to a hefty set of notes and great images – which will give you plenty of visual discovery while you're digging the sounds on the disc. Titles include "Wop Me A Ka" by The African Brothers, "Do Your Own Thing" by De Frank's Band, "Aja Wondo" by Uppers International, "Loose Up Yourself" by Rob, "I Beg" by Tony Sarfo & The Funky Afrobisi, "Arabo" by K Frimpong, "Say Min Sy Soh" by Pierre Antoine & Vis A Vis, "God Is Love" by Complex Soundz, and "Kana Soro" by Los Issufu & His Moslems. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousPsych Funk 101 – A Global Psychedelic Curriculum 1968 to 1975 ... CD
World Psychedelic Classics, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A stunner of a collection of psychedelic funk from all over the world – incredible material with the spiraling atmosphere and free spirit of the psychedelic scene – and the furious sense of groove learned from the funk movement! Psych Funk 101 sets out to be a definitive overview, and makes a heck of strong case for itself as such – with a couple recognizable names (including Mulatu, who simply could not be overlooked, on a compilation with aspirations of serving as a psychedelic funk standard bearer) and more from Istanbul, Athens, Paris, Beirut, Cairo, Paris, Lagos, Moscow and beyond! Pummeling funky drums & percussion, hazy organ drones, middle eastern rhythms & melodies, fuzzy guitars and more – disparate material with relative psychedelic funk atmosphere! 14 tracks in all: "Su Derenin Sulari" by Husnu Ozkartal Orkestrasi, "Respect" by Kukumbas, "Alemiye" by Mulatu Astake feat Belaynesh Wubante, "The Man Who Must Leave" by Kim Sun, "What You Can Do In Your Life" by Petalouda, "Ghabileh-Ye Lily" by Mehr Pooya., "The Feed-Back" by The Group, "Circuito Chiuso" by Armando Sciascia, "Mevlana Boyle Dede" by Metin H Alatli, "Dagon" by Eskaton and more. CD

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✨✧ VariousTaboo – An Exploration Into The Exotic World Of Taboo Vol 1 (10 inch LP) ... LP
Stag O Lee (Germany), Late 50s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One song, swung a number of different ways – in this special 10" album that presents nine different readings of the classic Lecuona song "Taboo"! The tune was not just an exotica standard in the late 50s, but was a Latin classic too – and the versions here nicely skirt between both modes – from tropical instrumentation to more driving rhythms, with even a bit of vocals as well! Includes versions of "Taboo" by Arthur Lyman, Charles Blackwell, The Shangaans, Lecuona Cuban Boys, Caterina Valente, Tito Rivera, Frank Trumbauer, Sylvie Mora, and Cyril Diaz. LP, Vinyl record album
 
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✨✧ Albert AylerMy Name Is Albert Ayler ... LP
Debut/Jeanne Dielman (Italy), 1965. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
A key early album by Albert Ayler – a mindblowing record even all these many years later, and a key introduction of Ayler's music to the rest of the world! The set begins with a compelling spoken introduction from Albert – really taking the time to introduce himself and his new approach to jazz – then rolls into searing sounds on tenor and soprano sax, played with accompaniment from a European trio that has Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, Niels Bronsted on piano, and Ronnie Gardier on drums. A number of the tunes are standards – used by Ayler here in ways that are similar to some of Cecil Taylor's initial recordings – as a way of marking his own different in jazz, before setting out on his own compositions in years to come. Given the quartet setting, there's less of the locked horns and rhythms of some of Ayler's ESP recordings to come – but the difference in format also makes the album a real standout in his catalog, too. Titles include "Bye Bye Blackbird", "Summertime", "On Green Dolphin Street", and "CT". LP, Vinyl record album

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Joe Bob BriggsProfoundly Erotic – Sexy Movies That Changed History ... Book
Universe, 2005. New Copy ... $5.99 24.95
A book that's far less trash than you might expect – and instead an insightful examination of the role of sex on the screen from everyman film critic Joe Bob Briggs – who looks at the way erotics have transformed both the cinema and the world around it, through an examination of a few key films of the 20th century! Briggs offers up way more than just a sleezy look through the peephole – and instead dives deep into chapter-length investigations of the films The Sheik, She Done Him Wrong, Miracle Of Morgan's Creek, Picnic, The Immoral Mr Teas, Contempt, Kitten With A Whip, I Am Curious Yellow, Looking For Mr Goodbar, and 9 1/2 Weeks – mostly movies that may not seem that racy by today's standards, but which were crucial in pushing both cinematic and cultural boundaries at the time. The book is very nicely done – with two-color images inside, and lots of Briggs' lively text – over 300 pages, paperback. Book

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Miles DavisAgharta (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1975. Used 2CD Gatefold ... $26.99
A seminal 70s side from Miles Davis – originally a Japanese recording, and one that returns to the solid push of the initial electric years! The record's a completely cooking little session – one that mixes the raw, noisier styles of other Davis albums with a focus, funked-up energy that's really set loose in the freer standards of the Japanese scene – all to come up with a sound that's completely otherworldly, and which is light years ahead of most mainstream fusion from the period. Pete Cosey plays some really wicked guitar and synthesizer, Al Foster kicks tremendous energy on his drums, Sonny Fortune brings a soulful depth on soprano sax and flute, and Michael Henderson creates massive flow on the bass. Titles include "Prelude", "Interlude", and a long version of "Theme From Jack Johnson". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi!)

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Gil EvansGreat Jazz Standards ... CD
World Pacific, 1959. Used ... $8.99
A fantastic lost set from Evans – one that features Mingus trumpeter Johnny Coles as the lead soloist in front of Evans-led modern groups that include players like Elvin Jones, Ray Crawford, Steve Lacy, Budd Johnson, Rod Levitt, and Chuck Wayne. Despite the "standards" in the title, most of these numbers are modern tunes from the 50s – like "Joy Spring", "Ballad Of The Sad Young Men", "Django", "Straight No Chaser", and "Chant Of The Weed" – all given Evans' unique style of arrangement, tweaked up a few notches to give them a really edgey quality. Coles is clearly standing in for Miles here, but the format works well overall! CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Great Jazz Standards ... LP 11.99

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Gil EvansGreat Jazz Standards ... LP
World Pacific, 1959. Very Good- ... $11.99
A fantastic lost set from Evans – one that features Mingus trumpeter Johnny Coles as the lead soloist in front of Evans-led modern groups that include players like Elvin Jones, Ray Crawford, Steve Lacy, Budd Johnson, Rod Levitt, and Chuck Wayne. Despite the "standards" in the title, most of these numbers are modern tunes from the 50s – like "Joy Spring", "Ballad Of The Sad Young Men", "Django", "Straight No Chaser", and "Chant Of The Weed" – all given Evans' unique style of arrangement, tweaked up a few notches to give them a really edgey quality. Coles is clearly standing in for Miles here, but the format works well overall! LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing, with deep groove and a bit of pen on both sides. Cover has splitting on the spine, promo ink stamps and a bit of pen, tape remnants on back, and clear tape on the bottom seam.)
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✨✧ Barry HarrisBarry Harris At The Jazz Workshop ... LP
Riverside, 1960. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Early genius from Barry Harris – a live date recorded at San Francisco's Jazz Workshop, and one that has him gently grooving in a mix of sharp edges and lyricism! In a world where many up and comers were tempted by the fruits of the soul jazz sound, Harris remains nicely true to himself – and plays here with a style that's almost introspective at times, certainly filled with the flowing modes of pianistic expression that would emerge in other players more strongly in years to come. The trio features Sam Jones on bass and Louis Hayes on drums – and titles include "Curtain Call", "Lolita", and "Morning Coffee", plus jazz standards like "Woody N You", "Star Eyes", and "Moose The Mooche". LP, Vinyl record album
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Earl KlughSoda Fountain Shuffle/Life Stories/Solo Guitar ... CD
Warner/BGO (UK), Late 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99
Three albums from the late 80s – all of which show Earl Klugh still going strong, and very much at the top of his game! Soda Fountain Shuffle is a set that's got plenty of electric elements in the rhythms, mixed with lots of acoustic interplay from Earl over the top! Klugh's touch on the strings has only gotten better over the years, and he dances magically amidst some light rhythms and keyboard lines – warming things up a lot more than on similar fusion albums by some of his contemporaries, with that classic Klugh touch that's made him a lasting favorite over the decades! Titles include "Baby Cakes", "Incognito", "One Night", "April Love", "Close To Your Heart"," Just Pretend", and "Rainbow Man". Life Stories is a huge one from the mighty Earl Klugh – and the kind of record that reminded the world that he was still one of the most unique fusion talents around! Earl's got this perfect way of blending acoustic and electric elements with effortless ease – his own soft string solos and warmer R&B charts – all laid out with this sound that's beyond compare, and which may even work better here than on some of Klugh's records from a few years before. Most tracks are originals – although the album does include a great cover of the Isleys' "For The Love Of You" – alongside titles that include "Return Of The Rainmaker", "The Traveler", "Just For Your Love", "Second Chances", "Debra Anne", and "Santiago Sunset". Solo Guitar is beautiful work from the great Earl Klugh, and a set that's exactly what's promised in the title – a solo guitar outing that shows an entirely new side of Earl's many talents! Klugh's acoustic playing on other albums was always great – but here, it really comes to the forefront, with a sound that's rich enough to sum up so many different modes of guitar expression at once – from gypsy swing phrasing, to Spanish flourishes, to some straighter jazz swing – but always with that warmth that's made Earl way more than just another fusion artist on his instrument. Most tracks are standards, done in nicely personal versions – and titles include "Emily", "Once Upon A Summertime", "It's Only A Paper Moon", "So Many Stars", "Love Is Here To Stay", and "The Way You Look Tonight". CD

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Thelonious MonkUnique Thelonious Monk ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1956. Used ... $3.99
The session's billed as "very personal treatments of great standards" – and it's a great twist on familiar material, all given the Thelonius touch! There's less of Monk's creative composition and angular group arrangements going on here – and instead, the album's almost a rewriting of 40 years of popular compositions, all taken into the modern world of Monk's piano. The group's a trio, with Oscar Pettiford on bass and Art Blakey on drums – and titles include nicely reworked versions of "Just You Just Me", "Memories Of You", "Liza", "Darn That Dream", and "Tea For Two". CD

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Mark MurphyRah ... LP
Riverside, 1961. Very Good ... $14.99
Great early work by Mark Murphy – a set that's different than the cool breeziness of his 70s work, and done with an approach that's a lot hipper than most of his 60s contemporaries! Ernie Wilkins handles the arrangements, and there's a rollicking soul jazz groove here that's a bit unusual for Murphy – but which makes for a nice change from his earlier work for Decca or Capitol. As with most of Mark's records, the tunes are very well-chosen, and go way past the obvious – a set list that includes Fran Landesman's great "Stoppin The Clock", Jon Hendricks' lyrics to Horace Silver's "Doodlin", Annie Ross' famous vocalese version of "Twisted", and hip takes on jazz standards "Green Dolphin Street", "Milestones", and "Out Of This World". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Bill Grauer pressing with deep groove. Cover has a mostly split spine.)

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David Murray QuartetMorning Song ... LP
Black Saint (Italy), 1984. Near Mint- ... $13.99
One of David Murray's straighter sides from the early 80s – and exactly the kind of record to prove to the world that he could be a strong tenor traditionalist while still bringing an inventive sound to play! Murray's tone is deep and soulful, and often quite lyrical – set nicely in a quartet that features warm piano from John Hicks, bass from Reggie Workman, and drums from Ed Blackwell. The Workman/Blackwell component ensure that things still have an edge at times, even when swinging – and the tunes are a mix of Murray originals and a few standards. Titles include "Morning Song", "Light Blue Frolic", "Off Season", "Duet", "Body and Soul", and "Jitterbug Waltz". LP, Vinyl record album

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Francis Seyrig/Georges Delerue/Hans Werner HenzeMusic Of The Films Of Alan Resnais (L'Annee Derniere A Marienbad/Hiroshima Mon Amour/Muriel) ... LP
Doxy, Early 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99
A trio of soundtracks from films by Alain Resnais – each of which offers up a musical portrait of his compelling approach to the screen! The bulk of the record – all of side one – is taken up with Francis Seyrig's music for L'Anne Derniere A Marienbad (Last Year At Marienbad) – a range of spare, solo organ tracks that have an extremely haunting, otherworldly feel – a mood that really fits the twisting of reality in the film's narrative, and which both echoes older European sounds on the instrument, and some of the bigger advances of the minimalist generation to come! Next are two tracks from Hiroshima Mon Amour – the beautiful "suite" by Georges Delerue, which mixes together beautiful piano lines with sprightly woodwinds – and the more conventional "Valse Du Cafe Du Fleuve", which is more of a standard theme. Last is a very turgid experimental work from Hans Werner Henze for "Muriel" – a piece that comes across like an avant opera, very similar to the Deutsche Grammofon recordings by Henze at the time. LP, Vinyl record album
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VariousSuper Breaks – Essential Funk, Soul & Jazz Samples and Breakbeats ... CD
BGP/Ace (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Way more than just a typical collection of rare funk and soul – as the selections here not only meet the stunningly high standards of the BGP label – but they've also been sampled in more recent years for hip hop records and other contemporary recordings! Essentially, you've got the best of both worlds – vintage funk from the late 60s and early 70s – brought together in a great collection – and work that's gone onto form the blueprint for contemporary urban sounds as well – which means you'll probably recognize some or part of most of these songs from their use in more contemporary recordings. Nearly every cut's been sampled at least more than once – and titles include "Blind Alley" by The Emotions, "Chick A Boom" by Pazant Brothers, "Eva" by Jean Jacques Perry, "Walk Tall" by Cannonball Adderley, "Baby Let Me Take You In My Arms" by Detroit Emeralds, "Bouncy Lady" by Pleasure, "Tramp" by Lowell Fulson, "Take Yo Praise" by Camille Yarbrough, "Thinking Single" by The Counts, "Different Strokes" by Syl Johnson, "Ike's Mood" by Isaac Hayes, "What A Man" by Linda Lynell, and "Smokey Joe's La La" by Googie Rene. Funky funky! CD

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Forbidden WorldsForbidden Worlds Collected Works Vol 4 – July 1953 to January 1954 – Issues 19-25 (slip-cased hardcover) ... Book
PS Artbooks (UK), Early 50s. New Copy ... About May 1, 2016
Dig creepy comics? This book is full of them – a wealth of wonderful issues of the legendary Forbidden Worlds series from the 50s – a groundbreaking publication that set a whole new standard for horror and sci fi stories at the time – and a great companion to the legendary Adventures Into The Unknown, also from the same publisher! The volume is very well done – and features rare 50s comics in very vivid color – filled with stories of ghouls, demons, spirits, and other supernatural forces – all penned at the very high ACG level – which means thoughtful plotting, and a real sense of story structure. Even the original ads and text pages are included – and these issues feature artwork from Bob Forgione, George Klein, Edvard Moritz, Harry Lazarus, Al Wenzel, Ken Bald, and others. 288 pages, hardcover, and full color! Book

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Forbidden WorldsForbidden Worlds Collected Works Vol 5 – February to August 1954 – Issues 26-32 (slip-cased hardcover) ... Book
PS Artbooks (UK), Mid 50s. New Copy ... About May 1, 2016
Dig creepy comics? This book is full of them – a wealth of wonderful issues of the legendary Forbidden Worlds series from the 50s – a groundbreaking publication that set a whole new standard for horror and sci fi stories at the time – and a great companion to the legendary Adventures Into The Unknown, also from the same publisher! The volume is very well done – and features rare 50s comics in very vivid color – filled with stories of ghouls, demons, spirits, and other supernatural forces – all penned at the very high ACG level – which means thoughtful plotting, and a real sense of story structure. Even the original ads and text pages are included – and these issues feature artwork from Ken Bald, Bob Forgione, George Klein, Sheldon Moldoff, Sam Citron, Dick Beck, Art Gates, Lin Streeter, Ken Landau, and others! 288 pages, hardcover, and in vivid color! Book

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Forbidden WorldsForbidden Worlds Collected Works Vol 6 – September 1954 to December 1955 – Issues 33-39 (slip-cased hardcover) ... Book
PS Artbooks (UK), Mid 50s. New Copy ... About May 1, 2016
Dig creepy comics? This book is full of them – a wealth of wonderful issues of the legendary Forbidden Worlds series from the 50s – a groundbreaking publication that set a whole new standard for horror and sci fi stories at the time – and a great companion to the legendary Adventures Into The Unknown, also from the same publisher! The volume is very well done – and features rare 50s comics in very vivid color – filled with stories of ghouls, demons, spirits, and other supernatural forces – all penned at the very high ACG level – which means thoughtful plotting, and a real sense of story structure. And even the advent of the Comics Code can't stop the magic here – given that the ACG comics didn't rely on gore or shock to carry their stories – but instead had great artwork and a real sense of cohesion. Artists on these issues include Ogden Whitney, Harry Lazarus, Ken Landau, Chic Stone, Kurt Schaffenberger, Leonard Starr, and others! 288 pages, hardcover, and in full color! Book

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Forbidden WorldsForbidden Worlds Collected Works Vol 7 – January to September 1956 – Issues 40-46 (slip-cased hardcover) ... Book
PS Artbooks (UK), Mid 50s. New Copy ... About May 1, 2016
Dig creepy comics? This book is full of them – a wealth of wonderful issues of the legendary Forbidden Worlds series from the 50s – a groundbreaking publication that set a whole new standard for horror and sci fi stories at the time – and a great companion to the legendary Adventures Into The Unknown, also from the same publisher! The volume is very well done – and features rare 50s comics in very vivid color – filled with stories of ghouls, demons, spirits, and other supernatural forces – all penned at the very high ACG level – which means thoughtful plotting, and a real sense of story structure. And even the advent of the Comics Code can't stop the magic here – given that the ACG comics didn't rely on gore or shock to carry their stories – but instead had great artwork and a real sense of cohesion. Artists on these issues include the great Ogden Whitney, featured in many issues and covers – plus Harry Lazarus, Kurt Schaffenberger, Emil Gershwin, Jon Rosenberger, Hy Eisman, Tom Hickey, and others. Book

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Gwen McCraeGwen McCrae (1981) ... CD
Atlantic (UK), 1981. New Copy ... About April 29, 2016 (delayed)
Seminal 80s groove from 70s Miami soul star Gwen McCrae – reinventing herself here for the new decade with a totally different sound! The album's best known for the amazing club track "Funky Sensation" – one of those tracks that crossed over big, and had a huge influence in countless scenes – as the tune burned big on all fronts, including the worlds of disco, hip hop, and even roller skating! Other tunes follow in a similar format – with lots of nice snapping rhythms, thanks to arranger/composer/producer Kenton Nix – who really manages to break Gwen out of the standard Miami soul groove! The whole thing's great, and other titles include "Poyson", "All My Love", "No Deposit/No Return", "Movement", and "Have A Good Time". CD

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VariousSuper Breaks – Essential Funk, Soul & Jazz Samples and Breakbeats ... LP
BGP/Ace (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP ... Just Sold Out!
Way more than just a typical collection of rare funk and soul – as the selections here not only meet the stunningly high standards of the BGP label – but they've also been sampled in more recent years for hip hop records and other contemporary recordings! Essentially, you've got the best of both worlds – vintage funk from the late 60s and early 70s – brought together in a great collection – and work that's gone onto form the blueprint for contemporary urban sounds as well – which means you'll probably recognize some or part of most of these songs from their use in more contemporary recordings. Nearly every cut's been sampled at least more than once – and titles include "Blind Alley" by The Emotions, "Chick A Boom" by Pazant Brothers, "Eva" by Jean Jacques Perry, "Walk Tall" by Cannonball Adderley, "Baby Let Me Take You In My Arms" by Detroit Emeralds, "Bouncy Lady" by Pleasure, "Tramp" by Lowell Fulson, "Take Yo Praise" by Camille Yarbrough, "Thinking Single" by The Counts, "Different Strokes" by Syl Johnson, "Ike's Mood" by Isaac Hayes, "What A Man" by Linda Lynell, and "Smokey Joe's La La" by Googie Rene. Funky funky! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Super Breaks – Essential Funk, Soul & Jazz Samples and Breakbeats ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ Jack DeJohnette & Foday Musa SusoMusic From The Hearts Of The Masters ... CD
Kindred Rhythm/Golden Beams, 2002. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Beautiful duets between American jazzman Jack DeJohnette and legendary African musician Foday Musa Suso – done in a style that makes the album one of DeJohnette's most interesting in years! The sound is as spare as you'd expect – with Jack working on a standard drum kit, and Suso on eventide eclipse and boomerang, providing rhythmically plucked lines that dance along with the rhythms that flow from the drums. There's an earthy feel here that's really nice, but never cliched – and titles include "Worldwide Funk", "Ocean Wave", "Ancient Techno", "Party", "Mountain Love Dance", and "Voice Of The Kudrus". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Shirley HornLazy Afternoon ... LP
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nice album recorded during a time when Shirley Horn's talents were lesser-known to the world than in her current revival. The set's got Shirley playing piano and singing in a very sweet trio with Buster Williams and Billy Hart. The material's mostly standards, but as usual, Shirley manages to get a whole new level of emotion and feeling out of them! Titles include "Lazy Afternoon", "Gentle Rain", "New York's My Home", and "Why Did I Choose You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and some wear.)
 
 
 



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