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Al JacquesIn Viet Nam Tonight/Drums In My Heart ... 7-inch
Ronel, 1960s. Very Good ... $0.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
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✨✧ VariousPhiladelphia Classics ... LP
Philadelphia International, Mid 70s. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A classic collection of hits from Philly International – issued at the height of the label's popularity, and featuring some of the biggest tracks from the years 1973 to 1975! Titles include "I'll Always Love My Mama" by The Intruders, "Love Train" by The O'Jays, "Dirty Ol Man" by Three Degrees, "I Love Music" by The O'Jays, "Don't Leave Me This Way" by Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, "Love Is The Message" by MFSB, "TSOP" by MFSB, and "Bad Luck" by Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a large name in marker on both sides. Label has some pen.)

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✨✧ VariousRecord Shack Presents Volume One ... LP
Record Shack (UK), 1985. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a name in large letters on both sides.)

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All StarsLive European Concert ... LP
Unique (Israel), Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $3.99
The All Stars are JJ Johnson, Kai Winding, Lee Konitz, Zoot Sims, Phineas Newborn, Red Garland, Oscar Pettiford, and Kenny Clarke. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has names in pen and marker on back, a light stain on the bottom seam, some tape remnants on the top seam, and small mark from sticker removal.)

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Gene AmmonsJug ... LP
Prestige, 1961. Very Good ... $4.99
A real turning point in the career of Gene Ammons – a record that almost returns Ammons to his earthier roots, and in the process helps build up a whole new sound in soul jazz for the 60s! The "Jug" nickname in the title is kind of a joking way to help Ammons stand alongside "Miles", "Trane", "Diz", and other one-name monikered stars in jazz – but even without that gimmick (which somehow lasted for years), the album's got a depth that more than gets Gene back on top, thanks to a gritty soulfulness and good sense of feeling in the grooves! Players here include Richard Wyands on piano on most numbers – plus a rare appearance by Clarence "Sleepy" Anderson on 2 numbers – one on organ, one on piano. Rhythm is by Doug Watkins on bass and JC Heard on drums – and Ray Barretto makes one of his great soul jazz appearances on drums – rolling the groove along with a nice bit of bounce throughout! Titles include "Tangerine", "Ol Man River", "Easy To Love", "Seed Shack", "Miss Lucy", and "Namely You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing. Cover has a name in marker on back.)
Also available Jug ... CD 6.99

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Gene AmmonsNothin' But Soul (Up Front) ... LP
Winley/Up Front, Early 60s/Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $0.99
Very nice record, and one of the rarer sides by Gene Ammons. We can't remember the exact story behind this, but we know that the material was recorded by Jug during the early 60's, when he was violating his contractual agreements with a number of labels, and recording sessions for just about everybody. Paul Winley caught him then, and put him in the studio with Howard McGhee and guitarist Jake Fisher, for this cool laidback soul jazz session that's probably one of Jug's most open-ended from the time. The tracks are all long, with a lot of room for solo space, and a round mellow tone. Winley has his name on all of the writing credits, which is probably false (the lying bastard!), and titles include "Housewarmin", "Nothin' But Soul", and "Jug & McGhee". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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Anthony & The ImperialsPayin Our Dues ... LP
Veep, 1966. Very Good+ ... $16.99
Sublime uptown soul from Anthony & The Imperials – here working without the "Little" in their name, which is a good indication of the nature of the material! The tracks are all wonderfully composed original numbers from Teddy Randazzo – who also arranged and produced the set, in the hip New York sophistisoul mode of his best 60s work. Titles include "Better Use Your Head", plus "Call Me The Joker", "Lost Without You", "Your Own Little World", "Gonna Fix You Good", "The Wonder Of It All", and "You Better Take It Easy Baby". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with Bell Sound stamp. Cover has a small tear in the back panel.)

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Georgie AuldGeorgie Auld & The Jud Conlon Rhythmaires Vol 1 – Manhattan/Room With A View/On The Alamo/Early Autumn ... 7-inch
Coral, 1953. Very Good (pic cover)... $2.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Sleeve has some wear, aging, and a name label on front.)

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✨✧ AurraSend Your Love ... LP
Salsoul, 1981. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Sweet 80s grooving from one of Salsoul's best acts of the post-disco years – a group with a groove that comes up right from the bottom, thanks to a great ear for a funky bassline! The sound is nice and lean – but all still mighty live, with a lot of spontaneous energy in the instrumentation – and none of the too-programmed rhythms that could hurt a project like this! Steve Washington plays bass, arranges, produces, and heads up the conceptual side of things – and vocals alternate between male and female leads in a really great way – creating this warm, almost family-like approach to the sound. The whole thing's wonderful – tight and soulful, in a mode that should have made these guys climb higher on the charts – and titles include "Are You Single", "Forever", "Send Your Love", "Living Too Fast", and "Keep Doing It". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a large name in marker and some pen. Labels have some pen.)

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Roy Ayers & Wayne HendersonStep Into Our Life ... LP
Polydor, 1978. Very Good ... $5.99
Talk about a meeting of the minds! At the time of this album, Henderson & Ayers were probably the biggest names in the jazz funk business – both with a smooth soulful style that was pushing the genre onto whole new levels, while still keeping firm roots in jazz – a rare blend that few other artists could handle this well! This initial debut from the pair seems to be much more dominated by the spirit of Roy Ayers' work at the time – particularly the mellow jazzed up work he was laying down on albums like Vibrations and You Send Me – a wicked sound that's rooted in modern soul modes, but filled with plenty of warm jazz elements too. The album's got wonderful vibes and electric piano from Roy – and tracks include "Step Into Our Life", "Lovers Should Always Be Together", "No Deposit No Return", "Ooh Baby", and "For Real". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Baby RayWhere Soul Lives ... LP
Imperial, 1967. Sealed ... $14.99
Obscure bluesy soul, recorded for Imperial, but sounding more like something that should have been on their Minit subsidiary. Oddly, there's no picture of Baby Ray on the cover, leaving us to find him even more mysterious than before – especially since we've never seen any other records by him. Possibly, he's another artist recording under this name, but we're not sure. Titles include "There's Something On Your Mind" (which was a minor hit in 1966), "Sadie (The Avon Lady)", "House On Soul Hill", and "The Wild Side Of Life". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing.)

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Banda MetalurgiaBanda Metalurgia ... LP
Som Da Gente (Brazil), 1982. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A nice little 80s Brazilian jazz session, very much in the strong tradition of the Som Da Gente label. The group has a tight sax/trumpet frontline (hence the "metalurgia" name), but the overall groove is backed by some very tight percussion that goes into the batucada realm at times, and which has a nice choppy fusion feel at others. Cuts include "Em Tempos De Baeta", "Ermelindo E Casanova", "Multinacional", "Impulso", and "Amerelo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small hi fi sticker.)

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Bobby BareBird Named Yesterday ... LP
RCA, 1966. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A rare country concept album – sort of a melancholy lament of a lost hometown, done with bright arrangements on par with his best sounding work of the 60s – with spoken recitations by Bobby. A major precursor to Willie Nelson's semi-narrative classics from the later 60s and 70s! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, seam splitting, and some pen.)

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Bar-KaysShine/Give It Up ... 12-inch
Mercury, 1978. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $33.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo. Cover has a large name in marker and some pen. Labels have some pen.)

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✨✧ John Barry/Tom JonesThunderball ... LP
United Artists, 1965. Near Mint- ... $7.99
One of the greatest of Barry's scores for the James Bond films – early enough to be raw, but confident enough to change up the mood nicely! The theme song features vocals by Tom Jones – and the rest of the tunes almost reads as a who's who of hipster influences, as so many of them have been taken up by other artists as band or album names. Titles include "Mr Kiss Kiss Bang Bang", "Thunderball", "The Bomb", "Chateau Flight", "Bond Below Disco Volante", "Death Of Fiona", and "Switching The Body". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing.)

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Bauls Of BengalBauls Of Bengal ... LP
Olympic, 1976. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A really unique session of world music from the late 60s – recorded by the enigmatic Bauls Of Bengal, a group who were kind of playful tricksters in their Bengali home! "Baul" means "afflicted with the wind disease" – and the group have kind of a "crazyman" approach to their work, blending both Hindu and Muslim culture, and supposedly wandering with the wind, in a hippie-esque tramping lifestyle, surviving on what handouts they could collect. This obscure session was a surprise hit in the late 60s, thanks to a global audience eager for Eastern-styled sounds – and the recording features instrumentation that includes tabla, dotara, and harmonium – as well as vocals from singer Purna Das. Tracks include "Ki Die Pujibo Hari Charana Tomar", "Manush Bhaja Manush Puja", "Ebar Jeney Shune Namio Saabdhaney", and "O're Mone Jele". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has a center split bottom seam.)

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✨✧ BeatlesSgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Bandv ... LP
Capitol/Apple, 1967. Good+ Gatefold ... $14.99
Hard to deny the lasting power of this crucial album from The Beatles – a set that unleashed some of their trippiest sounds and most tender moments too! The mix of wit and honesty is wonderful – and the sonic range is dynamic as the archetypal cover image – a package that's had an undeniable impact on modern music for the past few decades! Titles include "With A Little Help From My Friends", "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds", "She's Leaving Home", "Lovely Rita", "When I'm Sixty Four", "A Day In The Life", and "Fixing A Hole". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s UK pressing with HTM etch, including the insert.)

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BeatlesYellow Submarine/Eleanor Rigby ... 7-inch
Capitol, 1963. Very Good (pic cover)... $9.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Sleeve has some surface wear, a name in marker, and partially unglued seam.)

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Louis BellsonExciting Louis Bellson (10 inch LP) ... LP
Norgran, Early 50s. Very Good ... $29.99
Louis grooves it nice and hard in this excellent session from his early 50s Verve years! The record kicks off with the tremendous "Skin Deep" title cut – a number that features Louis really going to town in an extended drum solo that must be one of the longest ever recorded during the period – maybe even the "Moby Dick" of its time! Other titles include "Loris", "Claxton Hall Swing", and "Phalanges" – and though the notes don't name any of his hard swinging side men, the group's billed as his big band, and the set more than lives up to it's name! LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing, with trumpeter logo & deep groove. Cover has split seams, some surface wear, and aging.)

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Tony Bennett & Count BasieIn Person! ... LP
Columbia, 1958. Very Good- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye pressing with deep groove. Cover has edge wear, half split top seam, some splitting in the spine, and a name in pen on back.)

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Lou & Peter BerrymanYour State's Name Here ... LP
Cornbelt, 1988. Very Good+ ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Pedro Biker with Kenny Drew & Sahib ShihabSong Is You ... LP
Fontana (Denmark), 1966. Near Mint- ... $48.99
An amazing vocal album from the European scene of the 60s – sung by Pedro Biker with a sound that's a fair bit like Mark Murphy at the time – and which is supported by amazing arrangements from pianist Kenny Drew! The sound here is really bold and strong – often modal and soulfully soaring – with a quality that matches some of the best MPS/Saba vocal sessions of the time, particularly Mark Murphy's classic Midnight Mood. And like that album, there's almost an equal weight here to the soloists in the group – so that Sahib Shihab gets in some great work on alto sax, alongside Allan Botschinsky on flugelhorn and Palle Mikkelborg on trumpet. Drew's arrangements are the real revelation, though – filled with dynamic energy that he wasn't even bringing to his own work this well – and really blending a soulful focus with a freewheeling sense of energy – at a level that reminds us a fair bit of the Clarke Boland Big Band! Titles include "The Song Is You", "Fly Me To The Moon", "Wives & Lovers", "Days Of Wine & Roses", "Day In Day Out", "Satin Doll", and "Let's Face The Music & Dance". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy Japanese pressing – with obi!)

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Blue MagicThirteen Blue Magic Lane ... LP
Atco, 1975. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Sublime work from Blue Magic – a record that still has them singing in the sweet harmony sound of earlier records, but which also picks up a fuller sound and a bit of a groove – thanks to stone Philly arrangements by Norman Harris and Ron "Have Mercy" Kersey! A number of tracks add in a bit of moog that sound surprisingly great next to the group's harmonies – electrifying them a bit without overwhelming them – and letting Blue Magic step way past their fragile harmony roots into the forefront of Philly group soul at the time! Tracks include the groovers "We're On The Right Track" and "Magic Of The Blue", the ballads "Chasing Rainbows" and "Loneliest House on the Block", plus "What's Come Over Me", which is a duet between the group and Margie Joseph. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover & labels have a name in marker.)

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Blues ProjectProjections ... LP
Verve, Late 60s. Very Good ... $9.99
A stone cooker from the Blues Project – a fantastic mix of blues, folk, and pretty darn hard rocking guitar – all recorded with a sense of freedom that really lets the group open up and do their thing! The album's overflowing with great original Al Kooper tunes – and the set's recorded with a great edge to the guitars, making for some wonderfully psychedelic moments – and a sheer raw power that's really let this one stand up over the years, without the kind of cliches you might expect from the group's name! Titles include "Fly Away", "Caress Me Baby", "Two Trains Running", "Steve's Song", "You Can't Catch Me", and "I Can't Keep From Crying". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Forecast pressing. Cover has some wear & small sticker & a name in pen.)

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BodinesSlip Slide/Naming Names/Long Time Dead ... 12-inch
Magnet (UK), 1987. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $0.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has a sticker spot.)

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Boogie Down ProductionsBy All Means Necessary ... LP
Jive, 1988. Very Good ... $19.99
Seminal late 80s righteous hip hop from KRS and Boogie Down Productions! By All Means Necessary shows remarkable change in lyrical style from Criminal Minded, delivering a eavy dose of knowledge at a time when so much hip hop was all about rocking the party. KRS's lyrics here mark a serious turn for political hip hop, and it sets a new standard production-wise, as well. Greatness! Includes "My Philosophy", "Ya Slippin'", "Jimmy", "Illegal Business", "Stop The Violence", "Nervous", "I'm Still #1", "Part Time Suckers", "T'Cha - T'Cha" and 'Necessary". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover and labels have a name in marker.)

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Boulez/StockhausenLe Marteau Sans Maitre/No 5 Zeitmasse For 5 Woodwinds – Robert Craft ... LP
Columbia, 1958. Very Good+ ... $16.99
Robert Craft conducts these 2 modern orchestral works by Boulez and Stockhausen. The Stockhausen piece, as you'd expect from the name, is played by a small woodwind ensemble. The Boulez work is performed by a slightly larger group, and the instrumentation is voice, flute, viola, vibes, xylophone, guitar, and assorted percussion. LP, Vinyl record album
(6 Eye mono pressing. Includes insert with notes on the music by the conductor. Cover has a split spine.)

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Bounty KillerPaint Brush (edit, raw) ... 7-inch
First Name (Jamaica), 2003. Very Good+ ... $2.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Brass ConstructionGet Up/Starting Tomorrow ... 12-inch
United Artists, 1978. Very Good+ ... $5.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a stickered sleeve, with a large name in marker and some pen. Labels have pen.)

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Brother To BrotherMonster Jam (I Want To Funk With You)/Let Me Be For Real ... 12-inch
Sugar Hill, 1981. Very Good+ ... $5.99
Synth heavy 80s groove, that reminds us an awful lot of Lakeside. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Sugar Hill sleeve with a large name in marker. Labels have some pen.)

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Clifford BrownBrownie Eyes (Applause pressing) ... LP
Applause, Early 50s/1974. Sealed ... $4.99
70s album that compiles some of Clifford Brown's best moments for Blue Note – including sides that were recorded under the leadership of JJ Johnson and Lou Donaldson, plus a few from sessions under Brown's own name. Titles include "Wail Bait", "Hymn Of The Orient", "Easy Living", and "De Dah". Some of the best work you'll ever find by Brown on record, too! LP, Vinyl record album

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Clifford BrownMemorial Album (Blue Note) ... LP
Blue Note, 1953. Very Good ... $129.99
Clifford Brown only recorded a handful of sides for Blue Note – but all of the best ones are included in this excellent album – a full length set that culls together Brown's material from the 10" years, issued as a memorial to his early death in 1956! Side one features Brown with the modernist Gigi Gryce on flute and alto sax – plus Charlie Rouse on tenor, John Lewis on piano, Percy Heath on bass, and Art Blakey on drums – a lineup that has a strong sense of soul, balanced with a dose of modernism – on titles that include the classic "Hymn to the Orient" – worth the price of the album alone – plus "Easy Living", "Cherokee", "Wail Bait", and "Minor Mood". Side two features an equally sharp group – with Lou Donaldson on some excellent alto, and the great Elmo Hope on piano – on titles that include "Brownie Speaks", "De Dah", "Cookin", "You Go To My Head", and "Carving The Rock". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 63rd Street pressing, with deep groove, RVG & 9M etch, and ear. Vinyl has a mark that clicks on "Wail Bait". Cover has some light edge wear on top – back cover has a small name in pen and a vintage price sticker.)

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James BrownAin't It Funky ... LP
King, 1970. Very Good- ... $19.99
A killer from James Brown – and one of his best instrumental albums of the King years! The record has James working with the pre-JBs James Brown Band – a tight assemblage of players who really know how to craft an off-kilter groove. The guitar's popping on the beat here as much as the horns, making for a syncopated groove that's utterly fantastic – as tight as a drum, and as funky as one too! Includes some great long cuts – like the 9 minute, two-part versions of "Ain't It Funky" and "Fat Wood" – plus some great shorter funky 45 type material, like "Nose Job", "Use Your Mother", "Give It Up Or Turnit Loose", and a version of "Cold Sweat". All the work here is tremendous – the kind of inspirational funky material that makes the album a lasting classic decade after decade! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has light wear & a name in marker.)

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James BrownGet Up Offa That Thing ... LP
Polydor, 1976. Very Good+ ... $16.99
James Brown screams at the beginning of the record – "I'm Back! I'm Back!" – which is his proclamation that he was ready to take on a whole new generation of funk music – grooving with a new sound that was guaranteed to hit as big as it did in earlier years! The approach is a bit more uptempo than previous albums, but still never at all in a disco/club mode – and James really does strike a strong new chord with the groove here – stretching things out and cooking things up nicely. Rhythms are still quite sharp, although possibly not as dynamic as before – and titles include the great title medley of "Get Up Offa That Thing/Release The Pressure", plus "This Feeling", "Home Again", "I Refuse To Lose", and "Can't Take It With You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Back cover has some pen.)

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Ruth BrownSecret Love/Time After Time ... 7-inch
noslen, 1963. Good ... $0.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Plays with some crackles. Label has a name in marker.)

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✨✧ Brute ForceI, Brute Force – Confections Of Love ... LP
Columbia, 1967. Very Good ... $2.99
Classic craziness from wierdo singer/songwriter Brute Force (not the OH funk combo with the same name) on the underground gem Confections Of Love – leftfield pop rock unlike anything from else the time! It's tuneful and catchy in a way that could have busted out in big way if the fates allowed, but there's also an air of theatricality and weirdness to song, and fairly grandly arranged with horns, winds, strings and backing vocals to sweeten up the strange singing and lyricism of Brute Force, aka Stephen Friedland. Titles include "In Jim's Garage", "The Sad Sad Wold Of Mother's And Fathers", "Brute's Party", "Making Faces At Each Other" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound mono pressing. Cover has some wear & peeling along the bottom)

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Gary BurtonRing ... LP
ECM, 1974. Very Good+ ... $11.99
One of Gary Burton's more free-flowing albums of the 70s – a bit more fusion than some of his other work of the time, with key guitar contributions from Mick Goodrick and a young Pat Metheney! The album's still filled with plenty of Burton's great work on vibes, but the guitars also soar out strongly too – bringing in a sense of pulse that's matched by the basses of Steve Swallow and Eberhard Weber, and percussion by Bob Moses. The groove's still a bit softer-edged than traditional fusion sides of the time – thanks to a mellower ECM approach – but there's also a bit more dynamic energy on some of the tracks than you might be used to hearing from the label. Titles include "Silent Spring", "The Colours Of Chloe", "Intrude", "Unfinished Symphony", "Tunnel Of Love", and "Mevlevia". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has some staining along the top seam.)

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Busy BeeMaking Cash Money (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Sugar Hill, 1982. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Early single from old school pioneer Busy B. With that live/party sound along the lines of Grandmaster Flash's "Birthday Party." The production has a little less of the 'slap bass' sound than some of the other Sugarhill singles from that time. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a Sugar Hill sleeve, wtth a large name in marker. Labels have pen.)

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Jerry ButlerBest Of Jerry Butler (Mercury) ... LP
Mercury, 1970. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Seminal work by one of our favorite soul singers of all time! Jerry first came to fame with The Impressions and on his own in the early 60s – singing dark moody easy tunes that well earned him the nickname of "Iceman". In the late 60s, though, he moved onto Mercury where he broke through even bigger with some excellent early production by Gamble & Huff, which took Jerry to a whole new level, and which gave his work a swinging soul groove that worked great with his vocals. This set compiles some of the best moments of the Mercury years – including "Never Give You Up", "Lost", "Moody Woman", "Mr Dream Merchant", "Hey Western Union Man", and "Only The Strong Survive". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jerry ButlerSoul Artistry ... LP
Mercury, 1967. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Beautiful uptown soul from Jerry – with pre Gamble-Huff arrangements by Jo Renzetti and Jimmy Wisner. The tracks do a great job of maintaining the perfect Iceman sound from Jerry's late Vee Jay years, yet also hint nicely at the direction to come. Titles include "You Walked Into My Life", "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me", "Some Kind Of Magic", "The Way Of Love", and "Why Did I Lose You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover & labels have a center drill hole & a name in marker.)

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Captain SkyAdventures Of Captain Sky ... LP
AVI, 1978. Very Good ... $5.99
Although Captain Sky was pretty much just a proto-P-Funk wannabe on most of his records, this one's actually a pretty decent batch of grooves – and it includes the excellent "Super Sporm", a killer extended track with a great conga break, and a tight old school sample sound! Also features "Saturday Night Move-Ease", "Wonder Worm" and "Can't Stop Now". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a large name in marker on both sides. Label has pen.)

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George CarlinIndecent Exposure – Some Of The Best Of George Carlin ... LP
Little David, 1978. Very Good+ ... $5.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear & a name in pen.)

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Jimmy Castor BunchMaximum Stimulation ... LP
Atlantic, 1977. Very Good ... $3.99
It's the late 70s, so you know things are beginning to wind down a bit for Jimmy Castor, but even though this doesn't pack the same funky punch as It's Just Begun, it's still a solid effort, if a bit polished for our taste. As the title implies, it's full-on funk from the get go, with the bass heavy sound that was predominant at the time, cuts like "E Man Par-tay", "Maximum Stimulation", and "Mind Power" shooting straight for the funk mode, the nice Latiny number "The Return Of Leroy (parts 1 & 2)" and the disco-y "TR7". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a large name in marker, some pen, a light stain with some stuck-on paper at the bottom, and an index label. Labels have some pen.)

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Gene ChandlerDuke Of Soul ... LP
Checker, 1967. Good+ ... $11.99
Fantastic bit of soul by Gene Chandler, and despite the "hit" referred to in the title, the album's a great batch of stuff that doesn't really see the light of day that often! Includes his great remake of "Rainbow", titled "Rainbow 65", and featuring some amazing live material. Other nice ones include "Just Be True", "A Man's Temptation", "Night Owl", and "You Threw A Lucky Punch". Classic Chicago soul! LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing with horse logo. Cover has a cutout hole, split top & bottom seams, with a name in marker.)

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ChangeThis Is Your Time ... LP
RFC/Atlantic, 1983. Very Good ... $1.99
An overlooked set from Change – a record that possibly wasn't as hit-worthy as some of their previous efforts – yet one that still had the group very much at the top of their game! By this point, Change had really evolved past being just a studio project, into a rock-solid soul group with a definite ear for a groove – particularly the tight, lean sort of rhythms that percolated in the post-Chic era – making a perfect fit for the slightly jazzy production of the record. Bassbits and beats drive most of the rhythms, but there's still a nice degree of warmth – and vocals are handled by Deborah Cooper, James Robinson, Rick Brennan, and Timmy Allen – who each seem to get their moment in the spotlight, furthering the well-rounded sound of the record. Titles include "Magical Night", "Angel", "This Is Your Time", "Stay N Fit", "Tell Me Why", "Got To Get Up", and "Don't Wait Another Night". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light stains, a large name in marker on both sides & a tracklist sticker. Label has some pen.)

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Channels/Continentals/Bop-Chords/Love-NotesRumble ... LP
Jubilee, Late 50s. Very Good ... $11.99
One of Jubilee Records' excellent collections of earlier vocal group material – served up in a cool covered package with some nice Scorpio Rising overtones! The collection doesn't exactly come across with the violence implied by the name, and most material here has a style that's older than the cover image would imply – but the album, like others in the series, was a key format for presenting cuts known only as singles – at a level that gave them a bit more prominence in the market. The whole thing's great – music that's at the best level of early group soul on the New York scene – and titles include "Fine Fine Frame" and "Dear Lord" by The Continentals, "The Gleam In Your Eye" and "The Closer You Are" by The Channels, "Castle In The Sky" and "When I Woke Up This Morning" by The Bop Chords, and "If I Could Make You Mine" and "Tonight" by The Love Notes. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some wear, a fully split top seam & some marker.)

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Jim Chapin & Bob WilberSkin Tight – Profile Of A Jazz Drummer (aka For Drummers Only) ... LP
Classic Jazz, 1977. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A great entry on the 70s Classic Jazz label – one that's got a feel that's very much in line with the label's name! Drummer Chapin leads an all-star group that includes Phil Woods on alto, Urbie Green on trombone, Hank Jones on piano, Bob Wilber on tenor, and Wilber Ware on bass – all in a groove that's got the tightly arranged feel of some of the best work on Bethlehem Records from the 1950s. Chapin's drumming is hard and heavy – but never overdone, just nicely punctuated to keep the tunes flowing along – and the set features the tracks "Pink Ice", "Like Help", "I May Be Wrong", "Say What", and "I'll Take Romance". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Dee ClarkYou're Looking Good ... LP
Vee Jay, 1960. Good+ ... $4.99
Dee Clark cracked the charts big with a few crossover hits – but he's an excellent soul singer with a raspy tone that almost set the stage for some of the deeper soul acts to come in the 60s! The style here is very much in the mode of some of Jackie Wilson's best for Brunswick from the early days – tracks recorded in a mode that's often heavy on the voice, letting Dee step out with strong flourishes that change in style from track to track – sometimes dramatic, sometimes subtle – but always impeccably phrased with Clark's stunning vocals! Titles are a nice batch of numbers that go way past Dee's hits – and include "Just Like A Fool", "What I Say", "Come To California", "24 Boyfriends", "I Just Can't Help Myself", "Little Red Riding Hood", "Gloria", and "Baby What You Want". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing with a deep groove. Cover has some wear & a name in pen on both sides. Label has some pen.)

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CollageDo You Like Our Music? ... LP
Solar, 1981. Very Good+ ... $6.99
One of the less-remembered acts of the Solar Records empire of the late 70s/early 80s – but a great one! Collage had a strong modern soul groove – taken especially well at midtempo, which is where the band really hit their stride. This album's produced by The Whispers – and in a way, it's actually stronger than most of The Whispers' own work at the time. Plenty of nice moments, including "When You Smile", "Special Occasion", "Do You Like Our Music?", and their cover of "Groovin". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo, including the lyric sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp, large name in marker, and some pen. Labels have some pen.)

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Keith ColleyEnamorado/No Joke ... 7-inch
Unical, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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John ColtraneColtrane (Impulse) ... LP
Impulse, 1962. Good Gatefold ... $29.99
One of John Coltrane's best early albums for Impulse – a warm set of modally grooving tracks, and one that picks up where My Favorite Things left off! The group here features McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums – a really magical rhythm section that pulsates with life throughout, and propels Coltrane with a lot more soaring energy than he was getting on records a few years before! Coltrane plays both tenor and soprano sax – the latter of which is especially great, again in ways that have a My Favorite Things sort of feel – edgey, almost exotic at times, with a snakey sublime quality. The album includes wonderful readings of "The Inch Worm" and "Out Of This World" – plus the tracks "Soul Eyes", "Tunji", and "Miles' Mode". Great stuff – and an essential album for any jazz collection! LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange & black label mono pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has wear, and a name in marker. Vinyl plays with clicks & crackles.)

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✨✧ Con Funk ShunChase Me (long, short) ... 12-inch
Mercury, 1979. Used (pic cover)... Just Sold Out!
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo. Cover has a large name in marker and some pen. Labels have some pen.)

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Rudy CopelandRudy Copeland ... LP
Fantasy, 1978. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Nice bit of obscure funky soul recorded for Fantasy – and one of the harder albums to find from the label's late 70s era! Larry Williams did the production and played piano, and Fred Wesley and the Horny Horns did some of the backup. Includes the track "Fonky Blindman", plus "I See You", "Doin' The Best That I Can (With What I Got)", and "What The Blind Man Sees". (Did we forget to mention that Rudy's blind?) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some staining, with a large name in marker on both sides & a gold promo stamp. Label has some pen.)

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✨✧ Count FivePsychotic Reaction ... LP
Double Shot, 1966. Near Mint- ... $24.99
A garage psych masterpiece! Count Five only ever recorded this one album – an instantly powerful blend of fuzzy guitars, heavy burnout organ grooves, raucous rhythms that are as urgent & hard grooving as can be – a record as important to the sound of Northern California rock as early Love records were to the sound of Southern California – which is say it's some of the most influential rock & roll of all time even if they're something less than household names! Titles include "Double Decker Bus", "Psychotic Reaction", "The World", "She's Fine", "The Morning After", and "Out In The Street". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s German pressing on Impact, pressed on white vinyl.)
Also available Psychotic Reaction (180 gram pressing) ... LP 22.99

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✨✧ Sonny CrissI'll Catch The Sun ... LP
Prestige, 1969. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Excellent material from Sonny Criss' late 60's comeback period! By this point, Criss had a sound, style, and maturity that was unmatched by any of his LA contemporaries – a way of blowing the alto that was neither boppish, nor cliched in R&B modes – and instead burst forth with a sense of soulful sophistication that was quite unique! Sonny's sound here is incredible throughout – a clear, clean approach to his instrument that is quite different than his style of a few years before – and he's set up in a great little combo that includes Hampton Hawes on piano, Monty Budwig on bass, and Shelly Mann on drums. Titles include the killer "California Screamin" – plus "I'll Catch The Sun", "Blue Sunset", "Cry Me A River", and "Don't Rain On My Parade". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has some wear on the top seam, a cutout hole, and a name on back.)

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CrusadersCrusaders 1 ... LP
Chisa/Blue Thumb, 1971. Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $0.99
Sweet funky Crusaders – one of the first records the group made after dropping the "Jazz" from their name, and a soulful electric set through and through! The group still have that tightly-crafted soul jazz sound that made their late 60s recordings so great – but they're also stretching out here in more of a 70s electric funk mode – letting the keyboards of Joe Sample really set the tone for most of the numbers, as Wilton Felder's basslines weave with the drums of Stix Hooper to create a set of really great tracks. The double-length album is overflowing with great numbers – and in addition to the contributions of the core quartet, the album also features guitar from Larry Carlton, David T Walker, and Arthur Adams – plus a bit of extra bass from Chuck Rainey! The hip sound is a bit like some of Hugh Masekela's best jazz-based work for Chisa – and titles include "Full Moon", "Sweet Revival", "Mud Hole", "It's Just Gotta Be That Way", "Three Children", "Mosadi", and "So Far Away". LP, Vinyl record album

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CureLove Cats (extended)/Speak My Language/Mr Pink Eyes ... 12-inch
Sire, 1983. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $11.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has a promo stamp, large name in marker, and some pen. Labels have some pen.)

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Da RebelsDIU (Deep In Underground)/House Nation Under A Groove/It's Time To Jack The House/Manamada ... 12-inch
Clubhouse, 1989. Near Mint- ... $59.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Helena De LimaUma Noite No Cangaceiro ... LP
RGE (Brazil), Mid 60s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A live and lively little bossa vocal set – recorded at the Cangaceiro nightclub, with backing by a really great small combo! The style here is similar to other live bossa jazz sets from the time – such as Elis Regina's classic with the Zimbo Trio – and although Helena's vocal style is a bit full and sometimes emotive, the spontaneous nature of the performance really helps keep things lean and clean! The combo here is named after the club – and features Raul Mascarenhas on piano and supposedly Rildo Hora on a bit of harmonica – although he doesn't seem to appear on the record as much as the cover might indicate. Titles include "Oitavo Botequim", "Penumbra", "Ponto E Chuva", "Aconteceu", "Desilusao", "Verdade Da Vida", and 2 longer "Pot-Pourri" tracks. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing! Cover has a small mark from a stricker in one corner.)

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DellsGive Your Baby A Standing Ovation ... LP
Cadet, 1973. Very Good+ ... $5.99
Pure genius from The Dells – one of the few older vocal groups who could really change and evolve their sound – not by losing anything from their roots, and instead getting better and better with each new release! This set's a perfect example of why The Dells were the pinnacle of sophisticated group soul at the start of the 70s – as they still have all the dynamics of their roots, with a tremendous blend of individual voices and range – but they also work with very hip arrangements and production, courtesy of the amazing Charles Stepney – who allows them to sound funky, righteous, and completely sublime! The mix of message and meaning is wonderful throughout – the record's as much a mature statement of pride as the best coming from Philly International at the time – and titles include "Ain't No Sunshine", "Closer", "Give Your Baby A Standing Ovation", "Stand Up And Show The World", "Soul Strollin", "Glory Of Love", and "Love Can Make It Easier". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear & initials in marker.)

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Deodato & AirtoDeodato In Concert – Live At The Felt Forum ... LP
CTI, 1974. Near Mint- ... $8.99
An excellent little live set from Deodato – hard to believe because the sound's just as tight and funky as his studio albums, and possibly even more interesting because he manages to pull it off equally well in a live setting! The record features percussion by Airto, guitar by John Tropea, and vocals by Flora Purim – and those are just the marquee names of a large and amazing grew of great musicians! All tracks are long and complicated, for very hynotic feel throughout. The funkiest number is "Tropea", which has a nice long 8 minute groove – and the set also features a cover of Steely Dan's "Do It Again", plus the tracks "Parana", "Branches", "Baubles, Bangles And Beads" and "Skyscraper". Amazing! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Paul DesmondDesmond Blue ... LP
RCA, 1962. Very Good ... $14.99
A cool jazz classic from altoist Paul Desmond and guitarist Jim Hall! The album was recorded under Desmond's name, but Hall's the guitarist throughout, and his playing lends an indescribably wonderful edge to the set, making the album a real team effort! Unlike other RCA sides by Hall and Desmond, this one features the pair with larger string backings by Bob Prince, which create a dreamy pillow for alto and guitar to solo across. Titles include the Desmond originals "Late Lament" and "Desmond Blue" – plus "Ill Wind", "My Funny Valentine", and "Like Someone In Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear & a name in pen.)

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Lou DonaldsonAlligator Bogaloo ... LP
Blue Note, 1967. Very Good- ... $11.99
Excellent funky work from Lou Donaldson – and a groundbreaking record that was the first to feature him playing on Blue Note with drummer Idris Muhammad – who is listed on the session under his birth name, Leo Morris! Muhammad gives the album that crackling funky bottom sound that instantly defined Lou's later years at Blue Note – a hard and heavy approach to soul jazz that's had incredible repercussions in the world of hip hop, as well as soul and funk. The rest of the group features soul jazz burners Lonnie Smith on organ, Melvin Lastie on trumpet, and George Benson on guitar – and the album includes the highly successful "Alligator Boogaloo", plus hard groovers "The Thang", "Aw Shucks!", and "One Cylinder". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has a cut corner and light wear.)

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Doug E Fresh & The Get Fresh CrewWorld's Greatest Entertainer ... LP
Reality, 1988. Very Good ... $6.99
His second album with "Keep Risin' To The Top", "On The Strength", "Cut That Zero", "Guess? Who?", "Everybody Got 2 Get Some", "DEF=Doug E Fresh", "I'm Getting' Ready", "Ev'ry Body Loves A Star" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover & labels have a name in marker.)

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Dug Infinite & No IDSampler Vol 1 ... LP
All Natural, 2002. Very Good+ 2LP ... $19.99
Back in the day, before Common blew up, Dug Infinite and No ID were responsible for the mellow but tight beats he got to rhyme over. And though Common still gets us open on occasion, this instrumental LP shows that they were a big part of what made those early LPs so great, though we have to admit we're a bit biased, since so many of the track titles here name check our old digs on the South Side. Each of the 2 LPs is split into a Dug side and a No ID side, with loads of nice crisp beats and sweet jazzy samples that show off their Chicago pedigree. 14 tracks in all, including "Dr Wax", "3rd Rail", "I Used To Love HER (rmx inst)", "Fate Or Destiny", "The Fifty Yard Line", "Wacker Drive", "Super Nova" and "Thinking Cap". LP, Vinyl record album

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Dynamic BreakersDynamic - Total Control (voc, dub, edit) ... 12-inch
Sunnyview, 1984. Very Good+ ... $14.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a Sunnyview sleeve, with a large name in marker. Labels have some pen.)

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Eddie FisherHot Lunch ... LP
Stang, 1977. Very Good ... $11.99
A great little album by guitarist Eddie Fisher – the same Eddie Fisher who cut two different albums for Cadet at the end of the 60s, but stepping out here in a slightly different mode! This one's got Eddie in a smooth funky soul style – mixing flanged-out guitar and vocals in a trippy dope kind of way that's somewhere in the neighborhood of Shuggie Otis and Johnny Guitar Watson's best 70s work – nicely trippy, but still pretty tight too, and almost with a spacey, cosmic vibe at points! There's definitely an Inspiration Information sort of sound going on with the best numbers – which have a slow, compressed approach to funk – and great titles include "Give Me, Lend Me, Loan Me", "Thump and Bump", "Cosmic Blues", and "It's That Music". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light waviness from moisture, with a large name in marker on both sides. Label has some pen.)

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Flute & VoiceDrachenlieder (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Wah Wah (Spain), 1974/1975. Near Mint- (reissue)... $13.99
A remade version of an album recorded by this enigmatic German duo in the mid 70s, but never issued at the time – resurrected from its original tapes in the mid 90s, and augmented in ways that really open up the sound, while still keeping the core of the music intact! The instrumentation here is a bit more dynamic than on earlier Flute & Voice projects – and uses a bit of keyboards, electric guitars, and more acoustic strings with the two elements of the group's name – so much so, the music almost features more of those other aspects than just flute and voice! Things are relatively spare, and mostly instrumental throughout – kind of at a spot where prog moves into spaciousness, like the start of the Sky Records scene. Titles include "Dear President", "Drachenlied", "Ruth's Blues", "Wie Lange", "Zwolf Monde", and "Bajazzo". LP, Vinyl record album

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FoundationsBuild Me Up Buttercup ... LP
Uni, 1968. Very Good ... $4.99
A hastily assembled album designed to cash in on the success of The Foundations' huge hit "Build Me Up Buttercup" – and one that features one side of studio material, and one side of live material. The set's got a few originals – such as "Build Me Up Buttercup", "Any Old Time", and "Back On My Feet Again" – plus soul covers like "Harlem Shuffle", "Am I Groovin You", and "Comin Home Baby", all done in the group's slightly beach-ish style. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear & a name in pen.)

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Panama FrancisExploding Drums! ... LP
Epic, Early 60s. Very Good ... $4.99
An album of drum-heavy tracks recorded by drummer Panama Francis – who at this point could boast a long career working with jazz luminaries like Duke Ellington, Lucky Millinder, and Cab Calloway. The set's got Francis using his drums to cook up a rock-like beat on a set of instrumentals. Most of the cuts have a honking sax or other instrument up front to create that "rock and roll" groove – but the best numbers feature Francis' drums in a more unfettered setting. Titles include "Exploding Drums", "Hit The Road Jack", "Panama The Drummer Boy", and "Sticks & Stones". LP, Vinyl record album
(Epic Special Reissue Series pressing. Cover has a large name in marker on both sides, with moderate waviness due to moisture.)

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FreurDoot-Doot (6:04) (double a-side single) ... 12-inch
Epic, 1983. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $2.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo. Cover has a large name in marker and some pen. Labels have some pen.)

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✨✧ Funky BoysSolid Funk/Out & About ... 7-inch
RCA, 1975. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Don't know who the Funky Boys are – but they more than earn their name! "Solid Funk" is a real heavy-hitter – funky clavinet keys over tight beats, soaring with a bit of strings on the chorus, before hitting back into a tight groove that's got a nice cop show kind of sound! "Out & About" is another instrumental – grooving with some funky keys and a flanged-out, compressed kind of horn style. Pretty nice overall – and a soundtrack-y bit of funk! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in an RCA sleeve.)

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Remi Gassmann/Oskar SalaElectronic Music For The Ballet Electronics/Five Improvisations On Magnetic Tape ... LP
Westminster, 1961. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Remi Gassman and Oskar Sala each present pieces of modern electronic music in this hard to find LP for Westminster, very much in the style that was in vogue in New York in the 50s and early 60s. Gassman performs his "Electronic Music For the Ballet Electronics", which has a spare spooky sound, and Sala gives us "Five Improvisations On Magnetic Tape" – which are a bunch of short electronic tracks with a fragile, yet noisy feel to them. As the back of the record says "If anyone cares, this record has a dynamic range of 51 dB. Its lowest frequency is 15.4 cycles per second, its highest fundamental 3951 cps, the highest harmonis or overtone 15806 cps. It can blow out speakers, traumatize cats and arouse the landlord." LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing.)

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Stan Getz & JJ JohnsonStan Getz & JJ Johnson At The Opera House (2nd cover) ... LP
Verve, 1957. Very Good- ... $4.99
A strange pairing – but that's sometimes what makes these Verve "pro meets pro" sets from the 50s so great. Getz and Johnson are backed by Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown, Herb Ellis, and Connie Kay – and the tracks are longish, with plenty of solo room in the open jam session mode of the recording. Titles include "Billie's Bounce", "My Funny Valentine", "Crazy Rhythm", and "Blues In The Closet". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing. Cover has a name in marker on back.)
Also available Stan Getz & JJ Johnson At The Opera House (Japanese pressing – with bonus tracks) ... CD 9.99

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Astrud GilbertoWindy ... LP
Verve, 1967. Very Good+ ... $24.99
One of the hardest to find Astrud Gilberto records on Verve – and one of the best! Deodato, Don Sebesky, and Pat Williams did the arrangements – and the sound here is a bit different than some of the straighter Gilberto sets of the time – still very bossa-inspired, but also in a style that mixes in some great Sunshine Pop and 60s easy influences too – particularly on the tracks arranged by Williams! Tracks are all quite short, but get a heck of a lot of magic into a tiny space – and the album features some really wonderful songs that break Gilberto's pattern a bit – including versions of the Marcos Valle tracks "Crickets Sing For Anamaria" and "Chup Chup, I Got Away" – plus takes on "Windy", "Sing Me A Rainbow", "Never My Love", and "Where Are They Now?" LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)
Also available Windy ... CD 14.99

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Babs GonzalesLive At Small's Paradise (aka Sunday Afternoon At Small's Paradise With Babs Gonzales) ... LP
Chiaroscuro, 1963. Sealed ... $13.99
A mad mad afternoon with the great Babs Gonzales – one of the hippest jazz singers ever! The set is one of Babs' best on records, and it features a mix of jazz vocals and hipster monologues that shows perfectly the mixture of talent and hustling that Babs used to make a name for himself in the New York scene. He's backed by a nice little combo that includes friends and songwriting partners like Horace Parlan, Clark Terry, and Johnny Griffin – and the set includes loads of great numbers like "Dem Jive New York People", "Keep An Ugly Woman", "Be Bop Santa Claus", and "Le Moody Mood Pour Amour". The whole thing's hung together with some great patter, and recorded in a way that shows the warm spirit of all the more famous folks who kept Babs going along during his glory years! This is the second pressing, on Chiarusco, but still a tough one to get a hold of! LP, Vinyl record album

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Grandmaster Flash & The Furious FiveScorpio (double a-side single) ... 12-inch
Sugar Hill, 1982. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Crucial electro from Flash & crew, with vocoder raps and the whole nine! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a Sugar Hill sleeve, with a large name in marker. Labels have some pen.)

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Garland GreenBumpin & Stompin/Nothing Can Take You From Me ... 7-inch
Spring, 1975. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Obscure mid period material from Garland! "Bumpin & Stompin" is a funky disco number, with a groove that's not too bad in a kind of pop soul way, but which doesn't work as well for Garland as other backing. The flip's nice, though, and features a very tasty spokey bluesy kind of vocal, of the sort that Garland still does in a live show. And if you've heard that voice, you know it's a killer! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Labels have a name in marker a small sticker.)

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Al Grey & The Basie WingLast Of The Big Plungers ... LP
Argo, 1959. Very Good- ... $3.99
Basie-esque stuff by Al Grey, who made his name playing trombone in Basie's band. The group includes a lot of other Basie-ites, including Billy Mitchell, Joe Newman, and Benny Powell. The great Floyd Morris (one of Chicago's best talents of the time!) plays piano, and titles include "Bluish Grey", "The Elder", "Kenie-Konie", and "How Come You Do Me Like You Do". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Argo pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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Gunchback Boogie BandFunn (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Prelude, 1982. Very Good+ ... $5.99
A sweet lost piece of 80s groove, on the Prelude label, but without the disco sound that was their trademark – a midtempo groover with a fat synthesized bassline rolling along underneath. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a Prelude sleeve, with a large name in marker. Labels have some pen.)

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✨✧ Gwen GuthrieGwen Guthrie ... LP
Island, 1982. Very Good+ ... $5.99
Gwen Guthrie's first album for Island Records – a unique little soul set from the early 80s, recorded in Nassau with backing from Sly & Robbie – in a groove that's totally great! The rhythms here are really at the heart of the set – not in a way that eclipses Gwen's vocals, but which does plenty to make the record stand out from the pack at the time – in a groove that's partly clubby, mostly soulful, and which has some key elements from its Nassau connection! Other players on the date include Wally Badarou on keyboards and Sticky Thompson on percussion – and titles include "Peek A Boo", "Your Turn To Burn", "God Don't Like Ugly", "Dance Fever", "Getting Hot", "Your Turn To Burn", and "For You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a large name in marker on both sides, a promo stamp, and a tracklist sticker.)

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Hal's Hobbits/Made In BrasilHal's Hobbits/Crickets Sing For Anamaria ... 7-inch
Hal's Music Center, Mid 70s. Near Mint- ... $44.99
A rare single from this legendary Bay Area Brazilian group – one that was only issued on a small pressing by a local music store! Side one features "Hal's Hobbits" – the story of how some Hobbits formed Hal's Music Center – a pretty goofy spoken bit. But side two features an early cut by bossa maestro Victor M – a totally great take on the Marcos Valle tune "Crickets Sing For Anamaria" (Os Grilos) – with great vocals from a female singer, a sweet flute solo near the end, and lots of driving percussion! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Chico HamiltonChico Hamilton Quintet Featuring Buddy Collette ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1955. Very Good ... $11.99
An archetypal record from the west coast scene of the 50s – a sublime batch of lightly grooving numbers from Chico Hamilton's famous early Quintet! The power here really comes from a triad of three players – reedman Buddy Collette, mentioned in the title and playing flute, alto, tenor, and clarinet; guitarist Jim Hall, whose spacious use of his instrument set new standards with this record; and cellist Fred Katz, often an unsung hero whose gentle sound shapes really helped bring a sense of tone and color to the group. Also featured is bassist Carson Smith, giving the same great sensitive accompaniment here he did in Gerry Mulligan's early quartet – and Chico himself is on drums, of course, but often playing with unusual timings and touches that really make for a lot more than conventional rhythm! Titles include "Blue Sands", "The Sage", "A Nice Day", "Buddy Boo", and "Spectacular" – as well as "Free Form", which is totally improvised – although in a way that's very different from any 60's track that would have the same sort of name! LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Pacific Jazz pressing with deep groove. Cover has split seams and a sticker on the spine.)

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Harmonizing FourHarmonizing Four – All Things Are Possible ... LP
Up Front, Early 60s. Very Good ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, a ring stain, and a name in pen.)

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Eddie HarrisEH In The UK ... LP
Atlantic, 1974. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Eddie Harris hits the London scene of the 70s – and like some of the bluesmen who travelled there from Harris' hometown of Chicago, he gets the chance to work with some of the younger British musicians who've been inspired by his music! Eddie plays electric versions of both tenor sax and trumpet – plus some acoustic piano too – and on one track he even sings a bit through his horn, in this really cool, really weird sort of mode! The big names each make appearances in varied order throughout the set – players who include Albert Lee and Jeff Beck on guitar, Chris Squire on bass, Tony Kaye on moog, and both Zoot Money and Steve Winwood on Fender Rhodes – and although there's a bit of a rockish vibe to their playing, the overall mode is still very strongly in the electric funky jazz style that Harris begun with his Atlantic Records sessions of the 60s! Titles include "Baby", "Conversations Of Everything & Nothing", "I Waited For You", and "He's Island Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and a lightly bent corner.)

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Edwin Hawkins SingersLet Us Go Into The House Of The Lord ... LP
Pavillion, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $1.99
A key early record for the Edwin Hawkins Singers – issued right after the group had changed their name from the less-catchy Northern California State Youth Choir! The record contains Hawkins' huge hit "Oh Happy Day" – done with soloist Dorothy Morrison, a voice that was strong enough to push this one from the gospel market right onto the pop charts! Other tunes follow in a similar style, really hitting hard for the soul generation – and tracks include "I'm Going Through", "Early In The Morning", "Joy Joy", and "To My Father's House". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ronnie Hawkins & The HawksMr Dynamo ... LP
Roulette, 1960. Very Good ... $39.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Multicolored bar pressing, with deep groove.)

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Donna HightowerGee Baby Ain't I Good To You? ... LP
Capitol, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has black tape holding the seams and a name in marker on back.)

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ZZ HillRhythm & The Blues ... LP
Malaco, 1982. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a large name in marker and some pen. Labels have some pen.)

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Thelma HoustonThelma Houston (1983) ... LP
MCA, 1983. Very Good+ ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a large name in marker on both sides. Label has some pen.)

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Freddie HubbardGroovy ... LP
Norma/Jazz Line (Japan), 1961. Near Mint- (reissue)... $28.99
An excellent set of hardbop tracks – originally recorded under the leadership of trombonist Willie Wilson – but also issued under the names of Duke Pearson and Freddie Hubbard over the years! The set was cut in 1961 for the Jazztime label – and really crackles with electricity, and has a straight hardbop sound and a smoking New York groove – every bit as great as the best Blue Note work of the time, but with a raw edge that drives it even further. The group is top-notch, too – and features Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Pepper Adams on baritone sax, Duke Pearson on piano, Thomas Howard on bass, and Lex Humphries on drums – plus the obscure Willie Wilson on trombone, a great player who was a friend of Pearson, and whose only recorded work is on this album. Tracks have a lively well-crafted sound, and titles include "Lex", "Blues For Alvina", "Apothegm", and "Minor Mishap". CD features 5 bonus alternate takes too! Note that this material was also issued by Prestige – under the title Dedication, with Pearson's name as the leader. LP, Vinyl record album
(90s Japanese pressing.)

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✨✧ Freddie HubbardNo 5 (aka Groovy) ... LP
Jazz Line/Trio (Japan), 1961. Near Mint- ... $23.99
An excellent set of hardbop tracks – originally recorded under the leadership of trombonist Willie Wilson – but also issued under the names of Duke Pearson and Freddie Hubbard over the years! The set was cut in 1961 for the Jazztime label – and really crackles with electricity, and has a straight hardbop sound and a smoking New York groove – every bit as great as the best Blue Note work of the time, but with a raw edge that drives it even further. The group is top-notch, too – and features Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Pepper Adams on baritone sax, Duke Pearson on piano, Thomas Howard on bass, and Lex Humphries on drums – plus the obscure Willie Wilson on trombone, a great player who was a friend of Pearson, and whose only recorded work is on this album. Tracks have a lively well-crafted sound, and titles include "Lex", "Blues For Alvina", "Apothegm", and "Minor Mishap". CD features 5 bonus alternate takes too! Note that this material was also issued by Prestige – under the title Dedication, with Pearson's name as the leader. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert. Cover has some very light wear.)

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Paul Humphrey & The Cool Aid ChemistsPaul Humphrey & The Cool Aid Chemists ... LP
Lizard, 1971. Very Good- ... $18.99
Funky drums from the mighty Paul Humphrey – one of the standout studio players of the LA scene of the 60s and 70s, and an even better talent as a leader on this set! Paul's working here in a style that's partly in a funk mode, and partly soul instrumental – supported by small combo instrumentation from other figures on the LA scene – including David T Walker on guitar, Clarence McDonald on keyboards, and Phil Upchurch on bass. The sound is lean and mean, often with a hard-stepping feel that makes many of the cuts sound like some of the more stripped-down blacksploitation numbers from the time! Includes the original tunes "Cool Aid", "Funky LA", "Detroit", and "Baby Rice" – plus covers of "Music Talk", "Ain't That Peculiar", "Them Changes", and "Sack Full Of Dreams". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear with some splitting & a name in marker & some old tape.)

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Phyllis HymanSo Strange/Kiss You All Over ... 12-inch
Arista, 1979. Very Good+ ... $7.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo in an Arista sleeve. Labels have some pen. Sleeve has a large name in marker.)

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Luther IngramIf Loving You Is Wrong, I Don't Want To Be Right ... LP
Koko, 1972. Very Good ... $3.99
Wonderful mellow soul from Luther Ingram – and a record that gave the south one of its greatest soul anthems of the 70s! "If Loving You Is Wrong, I Don't Want To Be Right" is one of those genre-defining tunes – a slow-burning track that shows a new level of maturity for southern soul in the 70s – sweetly sad vocals from Luther right out front of the mix, supported with bubbling backings that ooze sex throughout – and a message of pride in the face of love that had an undeniable impact on a whole generation. The rest of the album's equally great – done with slightly fuller backings at times, and a more familiar Memphis soul groove at others – a perfect showcase for the mighty talents of Ingram at this high point of his career. In addition to "If Loving You Is Wrong", other titles include "Dying & Crying", "I Remember", "I Can't Stop", "Love Ain't Gonna Run Me Away", and "I'll Be Your Shelter". LP, Vinyl record album
(Missing the photo. Cover has a large name in marker and some pen. Labels have some pen.)

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Instant FunkGet Down With The Philly Jump ... LP
TSOP, 1976. Very Good ... $24.99
Great early work from Instant Funk – cut back at a time when the instrumental combo was lean and mean – and much more deserving of the "funk" in their name! The style here is sweet instrumental Philly – a great cross between disco and soul, done with all the best top studio touches of the Philly scene of the time. Arrangements are by Bunny Sigler mostly – no surprise, considering that the group were his backing band – and titles include "I Know Where You're Coming From", "So Glad I'm The One", "Hup Two Hutp Two", "Philly Jump", "It Ain't Reggae (But It's Funky)", "Funky Africa", and "Go for Yourself". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, initials in marker, and an index sticker.)
Also available Get Down With The Philly Jump ... CD 13.99

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IntrudersSave the Children/Mother & Child Reunion ... 12-inch
Gamble, 1973. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $1.99
"Save The Children" is a great remake of the Gil Scott-Heron tune – done here in a sweetly dancing version, with organ and vibes that really open the tune up. Of course, the harmonies of the group are the best part – and they even make the flipside's questionable Paul Simon remake sound pretty nice! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has a large name in marker, some pen, and stains along the opening. Labels have some pen.)

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Jack Master Funk/Jack Master DickJack The Bass/Jack The Dick (SMMFD, dickapella) ... 12-inch
Trax, Mid 80s. Very Good- ... $5.99
A great single with raw early work from Farley Jackmaster Funk, stripped down, propulsive Chicago house. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Black label pressing. Labels have a name in marker.)

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Jermaine JacksonMy Name Is Jermaine ... LP
Motown, 1976. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $1.99
A classic bit of mid 70s Motown from Jermaine – sounding way different than Michael or his brothers on this set, and working in a full groove that's graced by some nice bass work on a few cuts! The album features the standout instrumental "Bass Odyssey" – which lets Jermaine's work on his chosen instrument really take off over some spacious Gregory Wright arrangements – making for a really cool number that that has lots of spacey overtones! The album also features the disco hit "Let's Be Young Tonight", as well as the sweet funky number "Who's That Lady". Other tracks include the mellow ballad "My Touch Of Madness", plus "Look Past My Life", "Lovely You're The One", and "Stay With Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some red marker on front.)

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Millie JacksonESP (Extra Sexual Persuasion) ... LP
Spring, 1983. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a large name in marker and some pen. Labels have some pen.)
 
 
 



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