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CariocaSamba Oba! ... LP
Imperial (Brazil), 1964. Very Good+ ... $19.99
A pretty nice set of samba and bossa instrumentals – all performed by the orchestra of Carioca, a leader who's got a similar style to Lyrio Panicali – mixing light and jazzy together in a 60s-styled Brazilian sound! Titles include "Nega", "Samba De Uma Nota So", ... (Brazil) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mexican pressing. Cover has some ring and edge wear and small name in pen.)

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✨✧ CherBackstage/Golden Greats ... CD
Imperial/BGO (UK), 1968. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Two 1968 albums by Cher – back to back on a single CD! First up is Backstage – a great little solo album from Cher – recorded during her overlooked run of non-Sonny Bono material for Imperial Records in the late 60s – a sublime stretch that really opens up her vocals with a ... (Rock) read more CD

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Gigi CichelleroStereo Hi Fi Experience – Gigi Cichellero Big Band ... LP
Imperial (Italy), 1974. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $14.99
A nice MPS-styled large ensemble session – with guest work from Dusko Goykovich on trumpet! The main group also features Sergio Fanni on trumpet, Gianluigi Trovesi on alto, and Giancarlo Romani on trombone. (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album

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Classics IVSpooky/Mamas & Papas/Traces/Song ... CD
Imperial/BGO (UK), 1968/1969/1970. New Copy 2 CDs ... $14.99
A quartet of albums by Classics IV – a fantastic late 60s group who hardly ever get their full due! The group's forever remembered for their huge title hit on the first album – but throughout these records they maintain a really wonderful sound – all while also pushing themselves ... (Rock) read more CD

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✨✧ Sonny CrissGo Man! ... CD
Imperial/Universal (Japan), 1956. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great little album that's as hip as its cover image – one of 3 seminal mid 50s recordings for Imperial by LA altoist Sonny Criss! At this point in his career, Criss had a sharp-edged sound that could easily rival the best work by Sonny Stitt or Charlie Parker on the alto sax – but he ... (Jazz) read more CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Fats DominoBoogie Woogie Baby ... LP
Imperial/Ace (UK), Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $13.99
Some of the earliest work Fats Domino ever recorded – sides that were essential to the development of soul, and New Orleans music in general! A well-done UK compilation – with titles that include "How Long", "My Baby's Gone", "Boogie Woogie Baby", "Don ... (Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(80s UK pressing on Ace.)

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Fats DominoLot Of Dominos ... LP
Imperial, 1960. Good+ ... $4.99
Titles include "Shurah", "Rising Sun", "Walking To New Orleans", "Natural Born Lover", "Magic Isles", and "Three Nights A Week". (Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove.)

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Fats DominoRock And Rollin' ... LP
Imperial, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
(Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(80s French pressing on Pathe Marconi.)

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Fats DominoTwistin The Stomp ... LP
Imperial, Late 50s. Very Good ... $13.99
(Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light aging.)

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Mike Falcao E Seu Conjunto (aka Walter Wanderley)No Embalo Do Samba ... LP
Imperial (Brazil), 1966. Very Good- ... $24.99
Wonderful bossa and samba grooves – with a hip edge that reminds us a lot of Ed Lincoln's best records from the time – no surprise, since Falcao is actually Brazilian organist Walter Wanderley, working under another name! Wanderley, as Falcao, plays Hammond organ with a sparkly finish ... (Brazil) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mexican pressing on heavy vinyl. Cover has a half split bottom seam that's been "repaired" at the end.)

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Fats & His ChessmenLet's Twist ... LP
Imperial, 1962. Very Good+ ... $11.99
(Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
(Mexican pressing. Cover has splitting in the bottom seam.)

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Kim FowleyBorn To Be Wild – The Exciting Organ Of Kim Fowley ... CD
Imperial/Elemental (Spain), 1968. New Copy ... $9.99
Mindblowing organ work from the mighty Kim Fowley – a rare instrumental set that has Kim carving out amazing sounds on the organ that really match is vocal force on other records of the time! The set's a bit more soulful than usual for Fowley – a record that almost pushes a soul ... (Rock) read more CD
(Limited edition!)

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✨✧ Hapshash & The Coloured CoatHapshash & The Coloured Coat – Featuring The Human Host & The Heavy Metal Kids ... LP
Imperial, 1967. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Mindblowing music from Hapshash & The Coloured Coat – a group with a sound that's every bit as freewheeling as their name! The set's a unique collaboration between DJ/producer Guy Stevens and psych poster designers Michael English and Nigel Weymouth – and has this loose, unfettered ... (Rock) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent Sundazed reissue. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Alfred HitchcockMusic To Be Murdered By ... LP
Imperial/Capitol, Late 50s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Spooky music hosted by the master of suspense himself – a classic album that features Albert Hitchcock introducing dramatic instrumentals arranged and conducted by Jeff Alexander! The format is almost a musical presentation of the same style that you'd find on Hitchcock's famous TV show of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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HolliesBus Stop ... LP
Imperial, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $16.99
Bus Stop from 1966 finds the group working a fairly raucous, but still pretty sweet Brit rock mode. A more of a straight forward rockin' vibe and the tracks include "Bus Stop", "Candy Man", "Baby That's All", "I Am A Rock", "Sweet Little Sixteen", ... (Rock) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has light wear and some aging.)

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HolliesBus Stop/Stop Stop Stop ... CD
Imperial/BGO (UK), 1966. New Copy ... $8.99 14.98
A pair of mid 60s albums by The Hollies – Bus Stop and Stop Stop Stop from 1966! Both sets find the group working a fairly raucous, but still pretty sweet Brit rock mode. Bus Stop has more of a straight forward rockin' vibe and the tracks include "Bus Stop", "Candy Man", ... (Rock) read more CD

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HolliesHollies' Greatest Hits (Imperial) ... LP
Imperial, Late 60s. Very Good ... $1.99
(Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has ring & edge wear, splitting in the spine, and discoloration from age on back.)

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Love GenerationLove Generation ... LP
Imperial, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Sunny harmonies galore – and a wonderful collection by one of the grooviest groups of the 60s! Love Generation work here in a mode borrowed from older male/female pop harmony groups of earlier years – mixing the voices together in a really sweet way, but also opening their sound up to ... (Rock) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has clear tape on the top seam and discoloration from age on back.)

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Percy MayfieldOne Love/My Reward ... 7-inch
Imperial, 1959. Near Mint- ... $4.99
(Funky 45's) 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Jimmy McCracklinThese Boots Are Made For Walkin'/Just Let Me Cry ... 7-inch
Imperial, 1966. Near Mint- ... $9.99
(Funky 45's) 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Audition Record.)

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Rick NelsonBest Sellers By Rick Nelson ... LP
Imperial, Late 50s. Very Good ... $3.99
(Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing in the gold foil cover.)

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Sandy NelsonBeat That Drum ... LP
Imperial, 1963. Very Good ... $6.99
(Now Sound) LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing.)

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✨✧ Henri ReneWhite Heat ... LP
Imperial, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
The arranger for Eartha Kitt and other vocal stars hits here in one of his instrumental albums. Orchestral stuff, with a cover photo of white-hot steel cascading into a furnace. (Now Sound) LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has vintage price stickers.)

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✨✧ SpidersI Didn't Want To Do It/You're The One ... 78 RPM
Imperial, Mid 50s. Fair ... Out Of Stock
(78 RPM) 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(The A side label has two small stickers.)

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April StevensTeach Me Tiger ... LP
Imperial, 1961. Very Good ... $11.99
Breathy brilliance from April Stevens – the sexy west coast singer who made some really wonderful records in the 50s! At some level, April was a bit like Julie London – in that she sang in a laidback, seductive tone that was quite risque at times – but she was also a bit more pop ... (Vocalists) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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SupersonicsVol 3 – E Papo Firme ... LP
Imperial, Mid/Late 60s. Very Good ... $24.99
(Brazil) LP, Vinyl record album
(Mexican pressing. Cover has split seams and tape remnants.)

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Irma ThomasBreak A Way – The Best Of Irma Thomas ... LP
Imperial/EMI, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Excellent work from Irma Thomas – material recorded for Minit Records and Imperial during her earliest years – with titles that include "Break A Way", "Somebody Told You", "Time Is On My Side", "Take A Look", "I Haven't Got Time To Cry", ... (Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Irma ThomasTake A Look ... LP
Imperial, 1966. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Tremendous vocals and really rich arrangements – an album that pushes Irma Thomas a bit in the direction of uptown soul, yet still keeps all the deeper elements intact! Some of the backings here are fuller than before – added strings and backup vocals, used in a way you might expect ... (Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Irma ThomasWish Someone Would Care ... LP
Imperial, 1964. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Beautiful beautiful soul! Irma's in excellent form alongside some killer arrangements from HB Barnum – all in a groove that takes New Orleans roots and mixes them with a greater sense of power and majesty – an approach that's a bit like some of Solomon Burke's work over at Atlantic ... (Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Warren ZevonWanted Dead Or Alive ... LP
Imperial, 1970. Near Mint- ... $14.99
(Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
(Later pressing on Pickwick.)
 
 



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