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✨✧ VariousOriginal Blues/Risque Blues – My Big 10 Inch – Original King Recordings ... CD
King/Gusto, Late 40s/Early 50s. New Copy ... $3.99 9.98
Raw, raunchy sounds – all pulled together from a time before soul and rock even existed! Most of the work here is from the classic catalog of King Records – a killer imprint in the postwar R&B market, and a company who wasn't afraid to do what it took to make a knockout record! In ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ VariousPure Truck & Country – Truckdriving Songs By Country Stars ... CD
Starday/Nashville, 1960s. New Copy ... $2.99 9.98
Those are the Truckstoppers on the cover – a set of lovely ladies that the Pure Oil company sent around to truckstops in the 60s – which, along with the music here, reminds us that the decade was a perfect time for the marriage of the truck driver and country music! The set brings ... (Folk/Country) read more CD

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✨✧ VariousTruck Drivin Son Of A Gun ... CD
Starday/Nashville, 1960s. New Copy ... $2.99 9.98
Nobody put together a truck driving country record better than the Starday/Nashville label in the 60s – and this sweet little set is a perfect tribute to their talents! The set's full of cool, groovy, truck-themed tunes from the indie underground of the time – not the polished pop work ... (Folk/Country) read more CD

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✨✧ VariousTruck Stop ... CD
Starday/Nashville, 1960s. New Copy ... $2.99 9.98
That's a mighty classy truck stop on the cover of this album – and the set's a mighty classy batch of trucker-themed tunes from the catalog of Starday Records! These aren't the shlocky truck country tunes of the 70s, but instead some great material from the postwar years – a time when ... (Folk/Country) read more CD

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✨✧ Moore & Napier/Jimmy Logsdon/Reno & SmileyTruck Drivers Queen ... CD
Starday/Nashville, 1960s. New Copy ... $2.99 9.98
One of the coolest entries in the Starday Records series of truck-themed collections in the 60s – partly because this one features material by just a small core of artists, and also because there's a fair bit of bluegrass in the mix as well! The tunes still have the truck-heavy tones of the ... (Folk/Country) read more CD

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✨✧ Arthur SmithGuitar Boogie – The Hits Of Arthur Smith & His Crackerjacks ... CD
Nashville/Starday, Mid 60s. New Copy ... $2.99 9.98
Chugging country guitar from Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith – one of the hottest country instrumentalists of the 50s! Smith's heard here in a nicely understated setting – a Starday session from the 60s, with a great back to basics vibe that really focuses on his tight work on ... (Folk/Country) read more CD

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✨✧ Freddy KingLet's Hide Away & Dance Away With Freddy King ... CD
King, Early 60s. New Copy ... $3.99 9.99
Killer early material from Freddy King – a blues album, but one that's also got a strong resonance with instrumental soul and early funk! The record is "Strictly Instrumental" – as the cover says – and a nice batch of short bluesy groovers that feature Freddy's great ... (Blues) read more CD

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✨✧ Wayne RaneySongs Of The Hills ... CD
King, Late 40s/Early 50s. New Copy ... $3.99 9.98
Not the usual sounds you might expect from postwar country music – as Wayne Raney's an unusual star from the King Records roster – one who could play harmonica as well as sing, and who definitely brought a strong boogie current to his hillbilly material! The album's a heavyweight ... (Folk/Country) read more CD

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✨✧ Champion Jack DupreeSings The Blues ... CD
King/Gusto, Early 50s. New Copy ... $3.99 9.99
Early King Records material by Champion Jack Dupree – a hell of a pianist, and a heck of a great singer too – working almost as a raconteur on some of the best songs on this collection! The music has deep roots in New Orleans, where Jack must have really honed his piano skills – ... (Blues) read more CD

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✨✧ Wynonie HarrisGood Rocking Tonight – Best Of The Best ... CD
Federal/King, Late 40s/Early 50s. New Copy ... $3.99 9.99
Some of the best R&B you could ever buy! Wynonie Harris was one of the all-time greats – a raw, raunchy, hard-rockin singer who was getting into more trouble with the law, ladies, and booze than most 70s rock groups combined! Wynonie's songs for King are the stuff that kick-started rock ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Joe MaphisAmazing Joe Maphis – King Of The Strings ... CD
Starday/Gusto, Early 60s. New Copy ... $3.99 9.99
Joe Maphis was definitely the king of the strings back in the day – a guitarist who was so tight, he had to play a double-necked electric just to give his fingers enough to do – something that wouldn't come into vogue much later, until the 70s arena rock guitarists started to showcase ... (Folk/Country) read more CD

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✨✧ BB KingJungle (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Kent/Ace (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
One of the standout classics from BB King's legendary run at Kent – a classic album with a cool little cover to boot! Arrangements on the set are by Maxwell Davis – who has this great way of bringing out some of the jazzier currents in BB's music – almost the same Memphis blend ... (Blues) read more CD
(Comes in a great little cardboard LP-styled sleeve!)

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✨✧ Millie JacksonMillie Jackson (1972) (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Spring/Southbound (UK), 1972. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
Ahhh . . . Great stuff! This Millie Jackson's tremendous debut album – and the work here is completely different from later records that have her more in a bitchy mode! Here, Millie's a heartbroken southern diva – right in the vein of Ann Sexton, Doris Duke, or Shirley Brown – ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Carlos MalcolmBustin Outta The Ghetto ... CD
AJP/BGP (UK), 1970. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
Funky madness – and one of the greatest funky instrumental albums ever! This one's so rare that only a few funk collectors have it in their collection – but it's a totally massive bit of funk that's way more than just plain "rare" (which can sometimes also mean snoozy for ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ BrownoutFear Of A Brown Planet ... CD
Fat Beats, 2018. New Copy ... $8.99 9.98
The Brownout magic turns towards the world of Public Enemy this time around – in a sweet little record that serves up Latin funk instrumentals of PE classics! The music is hardly hip hop – apart from a few turntable scratches and vocal samples – and instead, the groove is deep ... (Deep Funk) read more CD
Also available Fear Of A Brown Planet ... LP 15.99

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✨✧ David Boykin ExpanseSolar Suite ... CD
Sonic Healing Ministries, 2006. New Copy ... $6.99
A set recorded many years back by Chicago spiritualist David Boykin – but one that's finally getting its debut on record, as part of the ever-evolving rich tapestry of sounds that Boykin's been giving us since the 90s! The set here captures David at a key moment – when he was maybe ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ David Boykin ExpanseSpace Garden Mission – Live In Concert At The Velvet Lounge ... CD
Sonic Healing Ministries, 2016. New Copy ... $6.99
Saxophonist David Boykin never fails to blow us away – but this time around, his music seems even deeper and more ambitious than ever – as he works with his Expanse group on three long tracks that have a very spiritual mix of ensemble moments and improvised individual actions! The ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ David BoykinLove Power Magic ... CD
Sonic Healing Ministries, 2014. New Copy ... $6.99
One of the most spiritual albums we've ever heard from reedman David Boykin – a beautiful batch of long, flowing tunes that have tremendous modal energy and a very cohesive feel! We've always loved Boykin, right from the start – but here he's showing an even deeper sense of ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ David Boykin ExpanseHazel Boykin – Big & Fine ... CD
Sonic Healing Ministries, 2004. New Copy ... $6.99
A great lost performance from David Boykin's Expanse group – one of the boldest forces in Chicago underground jazz a few years back! The lineup here is great – with Boykin on tenor, Nicole Mitchell on flute, Josh Abrams on bass, James Baker on piano, and Myron Cherry on drums – ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Comes in an LP style sleeve.)

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✨✧ David Boykin ExpanseLive At The Velvet Lounge ... CD
Sonic Healing Ministries, 2005. New Copy ... $6.99
"Expanse" is a mighty big name for the group that David Boykin uses on this record – especially given that the combo's only a quintet – but that's ok with us, because the sound here is more than large enough to warrant the name! Boykin's working with a great batch of players ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Malcolm CecilMalcolm Cecil Project ... CD
Ropeadope, 2018. New Copy ... $8.99 15.99
A beautiful return to form for bassist Malcolm Cecil – a musician who made some great waves on the London jazz scene of the 60s – then disappeared behind years of studio and recording work in later decades! Cecil's back and sounding great here – working with a young trio that ... (Jazz) read more CD

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ProggerDystopia ... CD
Ropeadope, 2018. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
These guys definitely take the "prog" in their name seriously – as the album's got a very jamming approach to electric jazz – heavy on basslines, guitar riffs, and keyboards – but also with a lot more contemporary approach than you might expect! Let's say these guys are ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Ollie HowellSelf-Identity ... CD
Sky Academy/Ropeadope, 2017. New Copy ... $8.99 13.99
A beautiful voyage of self-discovery from drummer Ollie Howell – but a set that also clearly gets its strength his collaboration with the other members of the session too! Ollie adds in a bit of electronics with his drums, but the core energy here mostly comes from the acoustic exchange ... (Jazz) read more CD

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VariousHonky Tonk Song – The Don Law Story 1956 to 1962 ... CD
Eleven Light City (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $4.99 14.99
A well-chosen collection of work handled by country producer Don Law – a late 50s force who kept the honky tonk vibe alive and well on record! The names here are some of the biggest of the time – including a fair bit of Columbia Records artists – and the work together is a great ... (Folk/Country) read more CD

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Edwin BirdsongEdwin Birdsong (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Philadelphia International/Big Break (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $4.99 14.99
A breakout solo moment from the great Edwin Birdsong – an artist who participated in some of Roy Ayers great albums of the 70s, and who cut some great underground records of his own – but who finally got the chance to step into the limelight on this set for Philadelphia International! ... (Soul) read more CD

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Sylvia TellesAmor De Gente Moca – Musicas De Antonio Carlos Jobim (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Odeon/El (UK), 1959. New Copy ... $4.99 13.99
A beautiful early showcase of the compositions of Antonio Carlos Jobim – and one of the best late 50s albums from the lovely Sylvia Telles! The album's got a wonderfully gentle feel – one that's a far cry from some of the more emotive female vocal work that had come from Brazil in the ... (Brazil) read more CD

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CymandeSimple Act Of Faith ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), 2015. New Copy ... $4.99 13.99
The first album in many years from Cymande – that ultra-cool British group who gave us a run of great funk records in the 70s! The style here is surprisingly faithful to the original Cymande sound – especially the basslines, which have this head-nodding, slow-grooving style that's ... (Soul) read more CD

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VariousYou All Come! – The Pappy Daily Story 1953 to 1962 ... CD
Eleven Light City (UK), 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $4.99 14.99
A great look at the vintage country work of Texas producer Pappy Daily – one of the key forces to get the genre going during the postwar years, even though he operated far from the hillbilly hotbeds of Nashville and southern California! The work here is a nice blend of country rockers, ... (Folk/Country) read more CD

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VariousSoho Blondes & Peeping Toms – Saucy Vocals & Piquant Pop From The 50s & 60s ... CD
Croydon Municipal (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $4.99 13.99
The sexy sound of Soho at the start of the 60s – served up here in a host of mostly British singles that have been lost for years! The selection is one of the grooviest in this line of cool compilations from St Etienne – filled with obscure vocal and instrumental tunes that mix ... (Vocalists) read more CD

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Salsoul OrchestraStreet Sense (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Salsoul/Big Break (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $4.99 13.99
Brillant work from the Salsoul Orchestra – some of their most sophisticated work ever, and right in line with a soulful orchestral style that runs back through the work of Barry White into the early experiments of the Soulful Strings! The album marks a shift for the group – now led by ... (Soul) read more CD
Also available Street Sense (with bonus tracks) ... CD 4.99

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Latoya JacksonYou're Gonna Get Rocked! (2CD deluxe edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Cherry Pop (UK), 1988. New Copy 2 CDs ... $4.99 13.99
LaToya Jackson in heavy pop mode for the 80s – working here with help from both Full Force and the Stock Aiken Waterman team – both of whom give her a very bouncy groove! Full Force start things off with lots of their heavy-beat bottoms – a forceful approach to catchy soul that ... (Soul) read more CD

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MC SquaredTantalizing Colours – The Reprise Recordings ... CD
Reprise/Now Sounds (UK), 1967/1968. New Copy ... $4.99 14.99
Glittering sunshine pop throughout! MC Squared has a name that may sound like a weak late 80s crossover rapper, but the group's a killer harmony act from late 60s Reprise Records – produced to perfection by Lenny Waronoker, and given the same mix of tight studio and hip undercurrents that ... (Rock) read more CD

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TemptationsHear To Tempt You/Bareback ... CD
Atlantic/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1977/1978. New Copy ... $4.99 13.99
A pair of Atlantic Records gems from The Temptations – back to back on a single CD! Hear To Tempt You is a set with a goofy title, but a great little record – one that pairs the sublime vocals of The Temptations with the Philly groove production trio of Ron Baker, Norman Harris, and ... (Soul) read more CD

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David BoykinVictory Honor & Glory – David Boykin Live In Concert ... CD
Sonic Healing Ministries, 2001. New Copy ... $6.99
A raw, live set from Chicago saxophonist David Boykin – but a great little record that really reminds us of a classic 60s session on ESP! Boykin's reeds are wonderful throughout – filled with the depth of soul we might expect from Kalaparusha or Albert Ayler – and set up here in ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Eliot Zigmund QuartetLive At Smalls ... CD
Smalls Live, 2018. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
Eliot Zigmund has been having a bit of a revival in recent years, and this tight little live set is a illustration of the drummer at his best – as Zigmund can play with a sharp crackle when needed, but also lay back and let the space fill with his bandmates at other moments! That latter ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Louis JohnsonEvolution (with bonus track) ... CD
Capitol/FTG, 1985. New Copy ... $7.99 12.98
A Johnson Brother, working alone – but in some bassy territory that's right up there with his more famous material! The best cuts here have that jazzy, jaunty undercurrent that made the Brothers Johnson sparkle right from the start – a sound that's hard to describe in words, but which ... (Soul) read more CD

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MachitoTanga – The King Of Afro Jazz ... CD
El (UK), Late 40s/1950s. New Copy ... $6.99 13.99
Seminal sounds from the mighty Machito – all recorded during those key years when he was having a huge impact on both the jazz and Latin scenes in New York! Much of the work here features that blend of Havana roots and bebop performance that Machito and Mario Bauza pioneered during the ... (Latin) read more CD

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VariousTroxy Music Vol 2 – 50s & 60s Film Themes ... CD
Croydon Municipal (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $4.99 13.99
Some of the coolest, most swinging film themes you'll ever hope to hear – not the usual band of over-hashed classics from the 50s and 60s – but instead a really fresh, obscure collection – and one that features lots of rare work from the British scene too! Vocals and ... (Soundtracks) read more CD

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Elis ReginaViva A Brotolandia/Poema De Amor ... CD
El (UK), 1961/1962. New Copy ... $4.99 13.99
Some of the earliest work ever recorded by Elis Regina – issued here on a set that brings together her first two albums in one package! The sound here is quite different than the Elis Regina sound of the 70s – a lot brighter and more youthful, without as many of the somber overtones ... (Brazil) read more CD

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VariousTroxy Music – 50s & 60s Film Themes ... CD
Croydon Municipal (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $4.99 13.99
Not the usual film themes of the late 50s and early 60s – no James Bond numbers or Henry Mancini hits – and instead, a very cool, very well-selected batch of tracks that really opens up this cinematic generation! All of the numbers stand very well on their own – and the set mixes ... (Soundtracks) read more CD

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Tim AndrewsSomething About Suburbia – The Sixties Sounds Of Tim Andrews ... CD
EMI/RPM (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $4.99 14.99
A treasure trove of lost work from the UK scene of the 60s – some of it fuzzy and freaky, and a fair bit of it funky too! Singer Tim Andrews really had a great way of pairing up with just the right musicians for a groove – as some of the tracks here mix psych impulses with mod-styled ... (Rock) read more CD

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David Weiss & Point Of DepartureWake Up Call ... CD
Ropeadope, 2017. New Copy ... $8.99 13.99
Trumpeter David Weiss never fails to give us amazing music, no matter what the setting – and here, he's working with his Point Of Departure group – an ultra-hip lineup that features Myron Waldon and JD Allen on tenor sax, each taking on different parts of the record – plus guitar, ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Norman ConnorsStarship – The Essential Selection – Original Buddah & Arista Recordings 1975 to 1981 ... CD
Decision, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $6.99 7.99
Mellow soul mastery from Norman Connors – compiled from his Buddah and Arista era – and a really top notch set that's full of beautiful songs, and does a great job of documenting his subtly evolving style from the mid 70s to early 80s! Connors is a master of laidback, sultry soul and ... (Soul) read more CD

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Breathing EffectFisherman Abides ... CD
Alpha Pup, 2017. New Copy ... $7.99 12.98
Really beautiful stuff from this very cool group – music that seems to resonate in a special space between 70s AOR and underground pop of the following decade – touched by some jazz aspects in the instrumentation, and delivered with a vibe that's as as poetic as the title! The core ... (New Grooves) read more CD
Also available Fisherman Abides ... LP 11.99

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Andrew Finn MagillCanta Violin ... CD
Ropeadope, 2018. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
Andrew Finn Magill definitely makes his violin sing on the set – but he also does so in a way that borrows plenty from Brazilian music – as you might guess from the "canta" in the title! The album features a group that includes Dudu Oliveira on flute, Mike Marshall on ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Chance HaydenGet Somethin' ... CD
Ropeadope/Atlanta, 2018. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
Tight guitar from Chance Hayden – a player who definitely knows how to get a lot of color and tone out of his instrument, even while picking out a sharp note solo! There's a dexterity in Hayden's style that's clearly inspired by the more proficient blues guitarists in recent generations ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Act One (Act 1)Act One (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Spring/Southbound (UK), 1974. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
An obscure soul group, but a great one – equally at home with a fragile harmony tune as they were with more uptempo groovers for the dancefloor! This one and only album from Act One is a perfect illustration of the best two sides of the east coast indie soul scene of the early 70s – ... (Soul) read more CD
Also available Act One (plus bonus tracks) ... CD 6.99

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Cecil Brooks IIISmokin' Jazz ... CD
Muse, 1993. New Copy ... $4.99
Cecil's smoking on the cover, and he's smoking on the record too – really cooking things up in the best old school soul jazz style of his Muse Records years! The album was recorded live in New Jersey, and it's proof that plenty of great jazz was still coming from west of the Hudson in the ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Jack DeJohnettePiano Album ... CD
Landmark, 1985. New Copy ... $4.99
Jack DeJohnette's best known as a drummer, but he's also played a bit of piano too – and this album focuses nicely on that side of his talents, in case you couldn't guess from the title! The trio lineup is a great one – with Eddie Gomez on bass and Freddie Waits on drums – both ... (Jazz) read more CD
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Jay HoggardNight In Greenwich Village ... CD
Muse, 1987. New Copy ... $4.99
Great extended work from vibist Jay Hoggard – a live date that has him spinning out beautifully on a set of really long tracks! Hoggard's trademark sensitivity to sounds and tones is very firmly in place here – but the live setting almost seems to focus it a bit more, even though most ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Jay HoggardFountain ... CD
Muse, 1991. New Copy ... $4.99
A fountain of flowing work on vibes from the great Jay Hoggard – a player who seems to be a bit more forceful here than usual, although still often giving to his usually spacious style! The group's a quintet, with some great guitar work from Kenny Burrell – played in an open-handed way ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Larry CoryellComin Home ... CD
Muse, 1984. New Copy ... $4.99
The title's an apt one, as the set's a great batch of back-to-basics work from Larry Coryell – a player who first started out bold and strong in the 60s, and never really had a time to lay back in a more relaxed set like this! There's still a spacious approach that really marks the Coryell ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Morgana KingLooking Through The Eyes Of Love ... CD
Muse, 1981. New Copy ... $4.99
A beautifully understated album from Morgana King – one that has her working with familiar arranger Torrie Zito, but in a style that's a bit more laidback than before! There's a bit of strings on the album, but they really just shade in the sound from the back – leaving plenty of space ... (Vocalists) read more CD

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Donald BrownPeople Music ... CD
Muse, 1991. New Copy ... $4.99
The cover's black and white, but the album's filled with wonderful colors in sound – a bold array of work from pianist Donald Brown – working here with a hip lineup that includes Vincent Herring on alto and soprano sax, Tom Harrell on trumpet, and Steve Nelson on vibes! Nelson's sharp, ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Bobby HutchersonIn The Vanguard (with bonus track) ... CD
Landmark, 1986. New Copy ... $4.99
A subtle gem from Bobby Hutcherson's wonderful years on Landmark Records – a point when he was really getting back to basics, and cutting some great straight work that almost hearkened back to his 60s gems on Blue Note! The set's recorded live at the Village Vanguard – and Bobby swings ... (Jazz) read more CD

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James SpauldingBlues Nexus ... CD
Muse, 1993. New Copy ... $4.99
Hard swinging work from James Spaulding – still sounding great after all these years! Spaulding's in perfect company here – with Ronnie Matthews on piano, Ray Drummond on bass, and Louis Hayes on drums, plus horn work by Dan Faulk and Don Sickler, next to the range of flute and alto ... (Jazz) read more CD

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James SpauldingGotstabe A Better Way (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Muse, 1988. New Copy ... $4.99
A well crafted set of tunes – both modern and soulful, in keeping with the rich talents of James Spaulding! The album sports a stupid title, but it's actually a thoughtful batch of tracks dedicated to African American achievement and expression – featuring Spaulding on alto sax and ... (Jazz) read more CD

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James SpauldingSongs Of Courage ... CD
Muse, 1991. New Copy ... $4.99
Great work from James Spaulding – one of the few players of his generation who actually got better with age! As he was in his classic 60s Blue Note recording sessions with other leaders, Spaulding is a hell of a group player – extremely sensitive to the other members of his groups ... (Jazz) read more CD

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John HicksPiece For My Peace ... CD
Landmark, 1996. New Copy ... $4.99
A warm and soulful set of tracks by John Hicks – a wonderful album that moves past his more familiar trio modes, and shows how great he can sound with some horn players in the mix! The lineup here is wonderful – with a core combo that features Curtis Lundy's bass and Cecil Brooks' ... (Jazz) read more CD
Also available Piece For My Peace ... CD 3.99

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John HicksIn The Mix ... CD
Landmark, 1994. New Copy ... $4.99
A wonderful album by pianist John Hicks – which, despite a stupid title that makes it sound like a techno record, is a brilliant batch of easily soulful tunes that ranks with his best work of recent years! The album features Hicks in some fantastic company – most notably bassist Curtis ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Jimmy HeathTime & The Place ... CD
Landmark, 1974. New Copy ... $4.99
A fantastic session by Jimmy Heath – cut right at the time of his best 70s soul jazz work! This obscure set was recorded in New York in 1974, but not issued in this form until the mid 90s – and it features Heath with a stellar group that includes Curtis Fuller, Stanley Cowell, Mtume, ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Carlos GarnettBlack Love ... CD
Muse, 1973. New Copy ... $4.99 9.99
A 70s soul jazz classic – one of those albums we go back to again and again over the years for inspiration! The album was one of the first from young reed player Carlos Garnett – and it's virtually a super-session for the time – with a sublime lineup that perfectly blends ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Ronnie FosterDelight (with bonus track) ... CD
Columbia/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1978. New Copy ... $4.99 14.99
A definite delight from Ronnie Foster – a post-Blue Note set that actually has the keyboardist sounding better than ever! Ronnie's always been one of those guys who seems to work best when moving against a bit of structure – and here, that force is provided by the excellent Jerry ... (Jazz) read more CD

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DaszuZone of Swans/Lucid Actual (plus 1/2 Dativa) ... CD
Lion, Early 80s. New Copy ... $8.99
Rare tracks from the Daszu project of composer/artist Mark Rudolph – music initially recorded in Wisconsin, without much exposure at the time – but with a vibe that's much more in keeping with the darker reaches of the UK post-punk scene! Instrumentation is relatively spare and ... (Rock) read more CD

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VariousRisque Blues – Keep On Churnin ... CD
King, 1940s/1950s/1960s. New Copy ... $2.99 9.98
Raw, raunchy sounds – all pulled together from a time before soul and rock even existed! Most of the work here is from the classic catalog of King Records – a killer imprint in the postwar R&B market, and a company who wasn't afraid to do what it took to make a knockout record! In ... (Soul) read more CD

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VariousOriginal Blues/Risque Blues – It Ain't The Meat – Original King Recordings ... CD
King/Gusto, Late 40s/Early 50s. New Copy ... $3.99 9.98
Raw, raunchy sounds – all pulled together from a time before soul and rock even existed! Most of the work here is from the classic catalog of King Records – a killer imprint in the postwar R&B market, and a company who wasn't afraid to do what it took to make a knockout record! In ... (Soul) read more CD

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Joe MaphisGolden Gospel Guitar ... CD
Starday/Gusto, Mid 60s. New Copy ... $5.99 9.98
Joe Maphis was a hell of a picker from the country scene of the postwar years – a guitarist so great, he could easily work a double-necked guitar faster than most of his single-necked contemporaries! Here, though, Joe shows off a really special side of his talents – some spiritual ... (Folk/Country) read more CD

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Lonesome Pine FiddlersLonesome Pine Fiddlers – Starday Collection ... CD
Starday/Gusto, Late 50s. New Copy ... $5.99 11.99
The Lonesome Pine Fiddlers may not have been one of the biggest groups in the big bluegrass explosion of the postwar years – but they were certainly one of the tightest, as you'll hear on this great collection of tracks recorded for the Starday label! The instrumentation is really center ... (Folk/Country) read more CD

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5 RoyalesFive Royales ... CD
King, Late 50s. New Copy ... $3.99 9.99
A stone killer from the legendary 5 Royales – one of the greatest groups to ever record for King Records in the 50s, and a key force in helping move things forward from doo wop to soul! The balance between Lowman Pauling's lead and the harmonies is amazing – a big inspiration on the ... (Soul) read more CD

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TetragonNature (with bonus track) ... CD
Soma/Lion, 1971. New Copy ... $8.99
Heady instrumental work from Tetragon – a German group who can really play their instruments with great virtuoso tendencies, but who work here in a more home-grown setting that's quite different from overblown classic rock of the time! The record features loads of great keyboards – ... (Rock) read more CD

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Epik 1Epik 1.0 ... CD
Underpaid Productions, 2017. New Copy ... $6.99
Independent Chicago hip hop from emcee Epik 1 – a born & bred Chicagoan with roots in the city's late 90s freestyle and open mic scene, and a genuine love and appreciation for block rocking hip hop history for the old school to today. Produced by Illpee with no nonsense, headnodding ... (Hip Hop) read more CD

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4 In 3 + 1Eat It – It's Still Good ... CD
Croatia (Croatia), 2016. New Copy ... $6.99
The group's got an unusual name, but it's a fitting one too – given that they're a trio, but with a Hammond organ that follows its usual role of working on keyboards and bass! The plus one in this case is Mario Bocic on tenor – who joins the unique Croatian/American combo for this ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Bosko Petrovic, Clark Terry, Sal Nistico, & OthersEvergreen Collection ... CD
Croatia (Croatia), Late 50s/1960s/1970s/1980s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $5.99
A double length set brings together a strong array of jazz recorded in Croatia – tracks that almost never got any circulation in the US back in the 60s, 70s, and 80s, but which really reflect the strong jazz underground on that scene at the time! Some of the tracks feature American soloists ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Rhythm Rhyme RevolutionRhythm Rhyme Revolution 1 ... CD
Sharpeye (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $8.99
A contemporary set, but one that reaches back to the earlier years of the London funk scene – given that it not only features work from Gareth Tasker and Barrie Sharpe, but also includes contributions from members of Beggar & Co and 23 Skidoo! The sound's almost got a classic acid jazz ... (Deep Funk) read more CD
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VariousOriginal Blues/Risque Blues – My Ding A Ling – Original King Recordings ... CD
King/Gusto, Late 40s/Early 50s. New Copy ... $3.99 9.98
Raw, raunchy sounds – all pulled together from a time before soul and rock even existed! Most of the work here is from the classic catalog of King Records – a killer imprint in the postwar R&B market, and a company who wasn't afraid to do what it took to make a knockout record! In ... (Soul) read more CD

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Homer & JethroBest Of Homer & Jethro – Hall Of Fame 2001 ... CD
Federal, Late 40s. New Copy ... $6.99 9.98
The earliest work of the team of Homer & Jethro – material recorded for King Records before their bigger 50s fame at RCA – and maybe with an even sharper feel overall! If you don't know the pair, you're in for a treat – as they were both fantastic musicians, Homer on guitar ... (Folk/Country) read more CD

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Bob Downes Open MusicLet Your Mind Space Out ... CD
Bob Downes Music/Openian (Germany), 2017. New Copy ... $8.99
Reedman Bob Downes definitely got the title right here – as the music's got a very spacey sound at times – as Bob reworked a contrabass flute, in order to create these really weird, textural sort of tones! Downes has been making amazing sounds since the start of the 70s – and ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Bob Downes Open MusicBob Downes & The Alphorn Brothers (with bonus Jazz Homage CD) ... CD
Bob Downes Music (UK), 1998/2015. New Copy 2 CDs ... $8.99
Reedman Bob Downes has always been a player willing to experiment in a wide range of styles – from his early jazz-rock experiments on the UK scene, to a wealth of spiritual and avant sides he's given us in the decades that followed! But this time around, he may be giving us his weirdest, ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Bob Downes Open MusicMixed Bag (plus Reqiuem For Faruq Z Bey) ... CD
Openian, 1970s/1980s/2012. New Copy 2 CDs ... $8.99
Two albums in one package – both of them featuring excellent work from groundbreaking British reedman Bob Downes! Mixed Bag is nothing like you might expect from its title – because while the set does feature a variety of different sessions from Downes, it's also got a very unified ... (Jazz) read more CD

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VariousSoho Espresso ... CD
Croydon Municipal (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $6.99 13.99
The fab sound of London in the postwar years – a set of cooking cuts from the Soho scene, served up from a time when the city was finally getting back its steam! The music here is a really hip array of modes – a bit of jazz, Latin, rock instrumental, and more – used in tunes that ... (Vocalists) read more CD

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People's ChoiceTurn Me Loose (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Philadelphia International/Big Break (UK), 1978. New Copy ... $6.99 14.99
One of the crowning achievements of People's Choice – a very hip group on the Philly scene, but one who spent most of their early years just releasing excellent (but under-circulated) 7" singles! By the time they arrived at the Philadelphia International label, the group was razor-sharp ... (Soul) read more CD

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VariousDoo Wop Soda Shop – Atmospheric & Romantic Harmony Sounds From The 50s & 60s ... CD
Croydon Municipal (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $6.99 13.99
A really unique set of doo wop tracks from the classic years – one that has a slightly different format than some of the others on the market, as you might guess from the cover! These tunes are definitely sweet, but never too pop overall – and the titles all come from an extremely well- ... (Soul) read more CD

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Bobby Scott/Larry ElgartJoyful Noises/The City ... CD
El (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $6.99 13.99
A pair of great albums from Bobby Scott – both pretty darn sweet! First up is Joyful Noises – a really wonderful album from the great Bobby Scott – an artist you might know best as a singer, or as composer of a few big hits in the 60s – but also a hell of a jazz pianist and ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Nino RotaFellini, Visconti, Decadence, & Dreams (8 1/2/Rocco & His Brothers/The Leopard/Boccacio 70/more) ... CD
El (UK), Early 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $6.99 13.99
An overstuffed collection – one that's filled with famous Nino Rota soundtrack material – for films by Fellini, Visconti, and others! First up is the excellent score for 8 1/2 – beautiful work by Nino Rota – filled with the kind of classic themes that distinguished his best ... (Soundtracks) read more CD

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Loleatta HollowayLoleatta (1976) (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Gold Mind/Big Break (UK), 1976. New Copy ... $6.99 13.99
A real turning point for the great Loleatta Holloway – and a record that really finds a great way to unleash her vocals for the dancefloor! Loleatta got her start as more of a traditional deep soul diva – but here, she really takes off with a sweet Philly groove – thanks to ... (Soul) read more CD

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Thelma HoustonThelma Houston – The MoWest Album (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
MoWest/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1972. New Copy ... $6.99 14.99
Thelma Houston's first album for Motown – and the start of a tremendous run of music in the 70s! The set's a great mix of modes – with vocals from Thelma that definitely show her roots in gospel – and rich, mature backings that give Houston the same sort of star treatment that ... (Soul) read more CD

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DellsLove Connection (with bonus track) ... CD
Mercury/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $6.99 14.99
One thing you have to remember about The Dells – they always sound great! Even here, in later years, their sound is superb – a rich, deep approach to harmonies that's still head and shoulders above most other groups in the business! The production on the set is by Norman Harris and ... (Soul) read more CD

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Devouring The GuiltDevouring The Guilt ... CD
Amalgam, 2018. New Copy ... $8.99
A brilliant set of improvisational jazz from Chicago scene – recorded live at the Empty Bottle in the spring of 2017! Devouring The Guilt is a trio featuring Gerrit Hatcher on tenor sax, Eli Namay on both upright and electric bass, and Bill Harris on drums – showing impressive depth ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Please1968/1969 ... CD
Lion, Late 60s. New Copy ... $8.99
Unreleased work from this dark-edged group in the UK psychedelic scene of the late 60s – a combo with ties to bigger-name projects like T2, Gun, Bulldog Breed, and Neon Pearl – but one who sound equally great here on these very rare tracks! The music is from demos and acetates put ... (Rock) read more CD

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DedePanoply ... CD
Fresh Selects, 2018. New Copy ... $6.99 7.98
An atmospheric solo effort from Dede – the lead singer for the Tiny Hearts project with Waajeed & Tim K, the latter of whom is on board as producer. Dede delivers a hazy little gem here with kind of a latenight, weary electro pop-soul mood on most tunes, with some moody interludes for ... (New Grooves) read more CD

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Staple SingersFreedom Highway Complete (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Epic, 1965. New Copy ... $6.99 11.98
A classic mid 60s live album by The Staple Singers – recorded at Chicago's New Nazareth Church – here for the first time in complete form, on the eve of the recording's 50th anniversary! Originally released in the tumult of the Civil Rights era, it stands strongly as one of the finest ... (Soul) read more CD

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Isley BrothersBrother Brother Brother ... CD
Epic/T Neck, 1972. New Copy ... $5.99 7.99
An amazing record! This one's probably our favorite Isley Brothers album of all time – and it's a perfect blend of all the styles they were into at the time – heavy funk, sweet soul, folksy rock, and rolling uptempo grooves! The Brothers handle all styles equally well, and the album's ... (Soul) read more CD
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Earth Wind & FireOpen Our Eyes (expanded edition) ... CD
CBS, 1974. New Copy ... $5.99 6.99
Spiritual, soulful, and oh, so beautiful! This record captures Earth Wind & Fire at a perfect transition moment – when they've still got some of their avant jazz roots, but are leaning towards the smooth soulful funk sound that put them on the charts a few years later. The whole thing's ... (Soul) read more CD
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Ashford & SimpsonMusical Affair (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Warner/Big Break (UK), 1980. New Copy ... $6.99 13.99
Near-perfect work from Ashford & Simpson – really grooving in full powerhouse mode here, and never missing a beat! By all rights, the team should have run out of steam by this point, but the album's another winner from their sublime Warner years – caught in a unique space between ... (Soul) read more CD
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David SanciousTransformation (The Speed Of Love) ... CD
Epic/Esoteric (UK), 1976. New Copy ... $6.99 14.99
Cosmic fusion from David Sancious – one of his headphone-popping albums for Columbia from the 70s! The record has a really outerspace kind of approach – long tracks that build and layer sound, mostly electric instrumentation, with lots of keyboards, guitars, and percussion. He's again ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Thelma JonesThelma Jones (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Big Break (UK), 1978. New Copy ... $6.99 13.99
The first album from Thelma Jones – and a real standout set from mid 70s Columbia! The record is a sweet blend of southern and modern soul, with some fantastic arrangements by Bert DeCoteaux, who also produced the set in a wonderful way that lets Jones retain the deeper qualities of her ... (Soul) read more CD

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Jan AkkermanTalent For Sale ... CD
Imperial/Esoteric (UK), 1968. New Copy ... $6.99 14.99
Rare early solo material from Dutch jazz rock guitar eclecticist/genius Jan Akkerman – a late 60s album released in the Netherlands on Imperial after Akkerman's time in The Hunters and before his work with Brainbox and Focus! It's an early indication of his far reaching tastes and talent ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Smiley LewisMama Don't Like It! – 1950 to 1956 ... CD
Imperial/Rev-Ola (UK), Early 50s. New Copy ... $6.99 13.99
One of the first big stars to rise from the New Orleans scene in the 50s – the mighty Smiley Lewis, an early rocker who was every bit as important as Fats Domino back in the day! Smiley's got a groove-heavy approach to all tunes here, even the mellow ones – which are filled with those ... (Soul) read more CD

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Scottsville Squirrel BarkersBluegrass Favorites ... CD
Crown/Big Beat (UK), 1963. New Copy ... $6.99 13.98
A bluegrass record with quite an unusual pedigree – one that really sets it apart from the rest! The album was issued briefly in the early 60s, on the mostly soul/blues label Crown Records from the west coast – where the young group would go onto later fame in a variety of different ... (Folk/Country) read more CD

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Charlie Moore & Bill NapierTruckin Favorites ... CD
King/Gusto, Mid 60s. New Copy ... $3.99 9.98
Charlie Moore and Bill Napier were a tight bluegrass duo in the 60s – and, almost surprisingly, they were also pretty good at turning in a trucker tune too! Most truck driving country is associated with more electrified, more contemporary country at the time – but these guys have a ... (Folk/Country) read more CD
 
 



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