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Lorez AlexandriaLorez Sings Pres – A Tribute To Lester Young ... LP
Federal, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $24.99
A classic album from one of our favorite jazz singers ever – a set that really set a whole new standard for a generation! Even at this early stage, Lorez Alexandria was an amazingly accomplished vocalist – as you'll hear on this excellent selection of tunes from the Lester Young ... (Vocalists) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Danish pressing.)

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Hank BallardFinger Poppin Time/I Love You, I Love You Sooooo ... 7-inch
King, Early 60s. Good+ ... $1.99
This is Hank's first version of the track, not the one produced by James Brown. That doesn't stop it from being nice and soulful, though – with a great rolling R&B groove that made it one of his best early moments! Killer vocals on both sides, too! (Funky 45's) 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Blue label King pressing. Labels have some wear and a small sticker.)

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✨✧ Hank BallardHank Ballard – 24 Hit Tunes ... LP
King, 1950s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
One of those King Records collections that manages to pack a heck of a lot of tunes on a single LP – yet manages to make the whole thing still sound great! The work here is all from the early years of Hank Ballard's career – the kind of hard rocking and R&B tunes that first brought ... (Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing.)

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✨✧ Hank BallardHank Ballard – 24 Hit Tunes ... CD
King, 1950s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of those King Records collections that manages to pack a heck of a lot of tunes on a single LP – yet manages to make the whole thing still sound great! The work here is all from the early years of Hank Ballard's career – the kind of hard rocking and R&B tunes that first brought ... (Soul) read more CD
Also available Hank Ballard – 24 Hit Tunes ... LP 14.99

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✨✧ Hank BallardOne & Only Hank Ballard & His Midnighters ... LP
King, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Hank Ballard definitely falls into the "one and only" category – especially with work as great as his sounds on this classic album for King Records! Hank sings in a style that's as badass as his look on the cover – as raw in these cuts as James Brown was during the same ... (Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(80s reissue pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Hank BallardYou Can't Keep A Good Man Down (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
King/Soul Brother (UK), 1969. New Copy ... $9.99
Mindblowing work from the legendary Hank Ballard – a set cut years after his initial fame with The Midnighters, when he was working with James Brown in some very hip, funky, territory! James produced the record, and penned most of the tunes – and he does a really great job of bringing ... (Soul) read more CD

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Hank Ballard & The MidnightersSpotlight On Hank Ballard ... LP
King, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $28.99
Killer work by one of King's best singers! This set features classic Hank Ballard singles from the 50s – compiled into one LP with an image of Hank on the front, stretching out under a spotlight. Titles include some hits – like "Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go" – plus ... (Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a small piece of clear tape on the top seam and some marker on back.)

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Boyd Bennett & His RockersBanjo Rock & Roll/My Boy - Flat Top ... 7-inch
King, 1955. Very Good ... $2.99
(Rock) 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a small sticker.)

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Big FourJazz At The Torys ... LP
King (Japan), 1957. Near Mint- ... $34.99
That's Torys, as in Suntory's – the big Japanese distillery who's hosting this special performance of The Big Four – a crackling lineup that features soulful tenor from Hidehiko Matsumoto and drums from George Kawaguchi! The core group have an energy that's like the best American bop ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 70s pressing – with obi!)

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✨✧ Big FourJazz At The Torys ... CD
King (Japan), 1957. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
That's Torys, as in Suntory's – the big Japanese distillery who's hosting this special performance of The Big Four – a crackling lineup that features soulful tenor from Hidehiko Matsumoto and drums from George Kawaguchi! The core group have an energy that's like the best American bop ... (Jazz) read more CD
(SHMCD pressing.)
Also available Jazz At The Torys ... LP 34.99

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Earl BosticEarl Bostic & His Alto Sax Vol 3 (10 inch LP) ... LP
King, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $13.99
A great way to hear the genius of Earl Bostic at his early best – a rare 10" King Records LP, cut with echoey brilliance throughout! Bostic's horn is beautifully up front in the mix – hitting those raspy notes that made him a key bridge between jazz and R&B, especially for an ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear, but is nice overall.)

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Earl BosticHarlem Nocturne ... LP
King, 1969. Near Mint- ... $2.99
(Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a cutout hole.)

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Earl BosticPlays The Great Hits Of 1964 ... LP
King, 1964. Very Good+ ... $4.99
(Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy black label pressing. Cover has a center split in the bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Earl BosticThat's The Groovy Thing (parts 1 & 2) ... 78 RPM
King, 1947. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
(78 RPM) 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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Tiny BradshawBreakin' Up The House ... LP
King/Charly (UK), Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Nice stuff from one of our favorite R&B bandleaders of the 50s! These excellent tracks pop along with a tight rolling groove and a lively sense of rhythm that was often unmatched by some of the other sleepier groups of the time – and Bradshaw did a good job of recruiting some of the ... (Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Tiny BradshawPowder Puff/Ping Pong ... 78 RPM
King, 1953. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
(78 RPM) 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(In an original King Records sleeve. Disc has an edge chip.)

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✨✧ Joshua BreakstoneRemembering Grant Green ... CD
King/Bellaphon (Germany), 1993. Used ... Out Of Stock
With Jack McDuff on organ, Al Harewood and Keith Copeland on drums, Kenny Barron on piano, Ray Drummond on bass, and Joshua Breakstone on guitar. (Jazz) CD
(Out of print Bellaphon/Paddle Wheel pressing.)

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✨✧ Charles BrownCharles Brown Sings Christmas Songs ... LP
King, Early 50s. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Charles Brown was one of the first guys to ever record an important R&B Christmas tune in the postwar years – and here, he's featured in a full album of music of the same nature – which really furthers his legacy in the genre! Brown's approach is groundbreaking – as he has ... (Holiday Music) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Charles BrownRegardless/Plan ... 7-inch
King, 1967. Very Good- ... $7.99
(Funky 45's) 7-inch, Vinyl record
(White label pressing. Vinyl has a slight warp but plays fine. Labels have some wear.)

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✨✧ Charles Brown/Bill DoggettPlease Come Home For Christmas ... LP
King/Highland, Early 50s. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A special holiday package – one that brings together Charles Brown's classic Christmas Recordings for King Records – plus a few later tracks by organist Bill Doggett! Brown was one of the first guys to ever record an important R&B Christmas tune in the postwar years – and ... (Holiday Music) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Charles Brown/Bill DoggettPlease Come Home For Christmas ... LP
King, Early 50s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A special holiday package – one that brings together Charles Brown's classic Christmas Recordings for King Records – plus a few later tracks by organist Bill Doggett! Brown was one of the first guys to ever record an important R&B Christmas tune in the postwar years – and ... (Holiday Music) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Gusto pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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James BrownAin't It Funky Now (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
King, Late 60s. Good+ ... $3.99
Tight tight tight choppy choppy choppy and funky funky funky! An undisputed classic, with a riff so fast you'd think it was played by a machine! (Funky 45's) 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Plays with some surface noise and pops. Labels have some wear.)

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James BrownChristmas Songs ... LP
King, 1966. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
One of Brother James' rare Christmas albums, which are always a treat because they include loads of original material that showcase both sides of the James Brown sound. There are some deep soulful ballads in which James gets all sentimental about Christmas, and there are some nice funky groovers, ... (Holiday Music) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Unusual 60s pressing – with a different cover than usual! Black label pressing. Cover has split seams, light surface wear, and some aging.)

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✨✧ James BrownChristmas Songs ... LP
King, 1966. Very Good- ... Out Of Stock
One of Brother James' rare Christmas albums, which are always a treat because they include loads of original material that showcase both sides of the James Brown sound. There are some deep soulful ballads in which James gets all sentimental about Christmas, and there are some nice funky groovers, ... (Holiday Music) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing in a portrait cover, with wide clear tape on the seams and some pen on back. Labels have some pen and marker.)

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James BrownFunky Christmas ... CD
King/Polygram, Late 60s. Used ... $7.99
Excellent funky Christmas! Not everyone knows it, but James Brown cut a fair number of Christmas albums during the 60s – 3 albums, and a bunch of singles to be exact! They're all super-rare, but this great comp brings together some of the best material from those years – and nearly ... (Holiday Music) read more CD
(Mid 90's Polygram pressing.)

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✨✧ James BrownHey America ... CD
Polydor/Elemental (Spain), 1972. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A really fantastic album from James Brown – and an unusual one, too – as it was only ever issued overseas back in the early 70s! The album's got a title that's similar to one of James' Christmas albums, but it's a completely different record – kind of a condensation of some of ... (Soul) read more CD
(Limited edition!)

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✨✧ James BrownHey America (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Polydor/Elemental (Spain), 1972. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really fantastic album from James Brown – and an unusual one, too – as it was only ever issued overseas back in the early 70s! The album's got a title that's similar to one of James' Christmas albums, but it's a completely different record – kind of a condensation of some of ... (Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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James BrownI Can't Stand Myself When You Touch Me ... CD
King/Universal (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $13.99
A great lost album from James Brown – and totally funky! The record's got a super-hip cover that shows James standing in a blue room with three fine foxy ladies, and the words "I Can't Stand Myself When You Touch Me" are emblazoned across the top – and the whole thing's as ... (Soul) read more CD
(Part of the JB & Funk 1000 Best Collection!)

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✨✧ James BrownI Cried/World Part 2 ... 7-inch
King, Late 60s. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Obscure late 60s work by James. "I Cried" is a beautiful tear-jerker that has James' soulful vocals backed by a chorus of lovelies, and some arrangements by Dave Matthews. The flip is the part 2 to "World", a nice track with a positive progressive message – and a very ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a small drillhole.)

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James BrownI Got You (I Feel Good) (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
King/Polydor (Japan), 1966. Used ... $14.99
Quite possibly THE James Brown album of the mid 60s – a solid set of hard-grooving tracks, based around the monster title hit "I Got You (I Feel Good)"! The tune's one of those numbers that has been used a gajillion times over the years in commercials and promos – but which ... (Soul) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ James BrownI'll Go Crazy/Lost Someone ... 7-inch
King, Early 60s. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An early one from James – with a raw R&B groove on both tracks, and shouted vocals that strike right at the core of the songs! "Crazy" has kind of a "Night Train" beat to it – and "Lost Someone" is slower, with a bluesy slow vamp kind of approach that ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ James BrownIt's A Mother ... CD
King/Universal (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A definite mother from James Brown – the kind of all-funky album that few of his contemporaries could ever hope to match! If you've ever doubted the sheer raw power of James at the end of the 60s, the first few notes of this one will definitely make you a convert – and the stretched-out ... (Soul) read more CD
(Part of the JB & Funk 1000 Best Collection!)

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✨✧ James BrownIt's A Mother ... LP
King, 1969. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
A definite mother from James Brown – the kind of all-funky album that few of his contemporaries could ever hope to match! If you've ever doubted the sheer raw power of James at the end of the 60s, the first few notes of this one will definitely make you a convert – and the stretched-out ... (Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear with split top and bottom seams.)

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✨✧ James BrownIt's A New Day – Let A Man Come In ... CD
King/Universal (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Further genius from James Brown at the start of the 70s – a record that's starting to show some of the more open-ended grooves he'd explore with the JBs on their own albums – longer, stretched-out tracks that are way more than simple funk and soul! There's a sense of freewheeling ... (Soul) read more CD
(Part of the Rare Groove Funk 1000 Best Collection!)

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James BrownJames Brown Sings Raw Soul ... LP
King, 1967. Very Good ... $16.99
Raw soul, indeed – a term that could have been coined for James Brown's vocal approach, and which probably makes one of its first appearances here on a record! The album's kind of a grab bag of earlier sides that James recorded for King, but it's a perfect showcase for his amazing sound in ... (Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono blue label pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ James BrownLive And Lowdown At The Apollo – Vol 1 ... LP
King/Solid Smoke, 1963. Very Good ... $4.99
Later reissue of this landmark album that forever changed the face of live recordings! As has been told and retold often, King records not only had the genius idea of bringing recording equipment into the Apollo Theater to catch James in a smoking live setting – but they also went out of ... (Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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James BrownPopcorn ... CD
King/Universal (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $13.99
A tremendous turning point in the career of James Brown – and an album that points the way strongly to the even deeper funk of the 70s! The album's a hard-wailing batch of instrumental tracks played by the legendary James Brown Band of the late 60s – the pre-JBs ensemble that's gone ... (Soul) read more CD
(Part of the JB & Funk 1000 Best Collection!)

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✨✧ James BrownSay It Loud – I'm Black & I'm Proud ... LP
King, 1969. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A bomb! The title of this one says it all – a burning anthem of pride and power, issued in 1969, at the end of one of the most troubling decades in America. James answers all the Uncle Tom cries from his critics – and comes up with "Say It Loud", an instant chant that was ... (Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has an unglued bottom seam.)

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James BrownSex Machine ... LP
King, 1970. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99
James Brown cooking it live – recorded (as the cover says) "at home in Augusta, Georgia with his bad self"! The groove here is a nice extension of earlier Apollo modes – one that shows the increasing funkiness of the James Brown Band, captured with a raw power that few other ... (Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label King pressing. Cover has light wear and some ink stamps inside the gatefold.)

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James BrownSoul Power (parts 1, 2, & 3) ... 7-inch
King, Early 70s. Very Good- ... $3.99
Enough soul power to run a whole generator! James is in stunning form with the JBs – and the whole thing grooves with a choppy guitar riff that you'll recognize immediately from a million 80s hip hop samples. The whole band has "Got the Feelin!", and the track jams nicely with ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ James BrownSuper Bad ... CD
King/Universal (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Super Bad is right! This is hard-hitting funky James – from the badass cover right down to the extended tracks on the record, which point the way towards the hard live jamming of the classic Payback years! Everything wonderful is in place on the set – from the band's grooves at the ... (Soul) read more CD
(Part of the Rare Groove Funk 1000 Best Collection!)

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James BrownSuper Bad (parts 1, 2, & 3) ... 7-inch
King, Late 60s. Very Good ... $7.99
Killer James Brown! This late King classic is done up in 3 parts – and weren't there only 2 parts on the LP? Even more of a reason to buy this funky 45. It's so hot, it goes all the way to part 3! That third part is the super-duper killer – done in a fast funk style that's so ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ James BrownThere Was A Time/I Can't Stand Myself (When You Touch Me) ... 7-inch
King, Late 60s. Very Good- ... Out Of Stock
This is the kind of killer hard soul material that made James' late 60s years so incredible! "There Was a Time" is one of our favorite-ever tracks by him, and it's got a massive kind of soulful energy that's sometimes missing from other tracks at the time. "I Can't Stand ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Blue label pressing.)

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James BrownThinking About Little Willie John & A Few Nice Things ... LP
King, 1968. Very Good+ ... $24.99
James' moving tribute to the late Little Willie John – a big influence, and a fellow label mate at King. There are some great deep soul tracks on here, and lots of groovy instrumentals. Plus, the cover's got a picture of James holding a Little Willie John album, and looking very touched. ... (Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has a cutout hole, a bumped corner, and small peeled spots from sticker removal.)

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✨✧ James Brown, Vicki Anderson, Bobby Byrd, etcJames Brown Presents His Show Of Tomorrow ... LP
King, Late 60s. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A rare rare James Brown killer! At the end of the 60s, James presents his "Show Of Tomorrow" – a host of great talents that virtually form the blueprint for the funky People Records sound of the early 70s! The set's a great collection of rare work by some of the best talents ever ... (Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and mostly split seams.)

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✨✧ Roy BrownHard Luck Blues ... LP
King, Late 40s/Early 50s. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Fantastic R&B work from the great Roy Brown – one of the most hard-hitting vocalists in the early years of King Records! (Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(70s yellow label pressing. Cover is stained and wrinkled on the bottom 3 inches.)

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✨✧ CTI All StarsCTI Summer Jazz At The Hollywood Bowl Vol 1 to 3 ... CD
CTI/King (Japan), 1972. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Man, it's like a talent bomb exploded! This set's stuffed with work by some of the greatest jazz funk players of the early 70s – Johnny Hammond, Bob James, Deodato, George Benson, Joe Farrell, Stanley Turrentine, Freddie Hubbard, Grover Washington Jr, Hubert Laws, and others – all ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the CTI 50th Anniversary Special Collection!)

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✨✧ Dapps featuring Alfred EllisThere Was A Time/The Rabbit Got The Gun ... 7-inch
King, Late 60s. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
Monster funk from this James Brown Band offshoot! Pee Wee Ellis is the main soloist on both cuts – and he really blows the top off on "There Was A Time"! The tune simply leaps onto wax from nowhere – blasting out in a fast-riffing version of the James Brown hit, with Pee Wee ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Bill DoggettAll His Hits ... LP
King, 1950s/Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $1.99
(Soul) LP, Vinyl record album

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Bill DoggettBill Doggett & His Combo – All His Hits ... CD
King, Late 50s. Used ... $2.99
(Jazz) CD

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Bill DoggettFor Reminiscent Lovers – Romantic Songs By Bill Doggett ... LP
King, 1960. Very Good ... $11.99
(Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy black label pressing with deep groove.)

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Bill DoggettHigh Heels/Sweet Slumber ... 78 RPM
King, 1954. Very Good ... $8.99
(78 RPM) 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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✨✧ DominoesHave Mercy Baby ... LP
King/Charly (UK), Early 50s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Killer work from this legendary vocal group – a key percursor in the development of soul! Although it's easy to write the Dominoes off as some sort of weak pop/soul doo wop group, because they cut some singles that sounded more like the Platters than hardcore R&B, don't forget that the ... (Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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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✨✧ Champion Jack DupreeSings The Blues ... LP
King, Early 50s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing.)

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Jack DupreeBlues For Everybody ... LP
King, 1950s. Very Good+ ... $3.99
(Blues) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has partially split seams and some light wear.)

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Charlie FeathersCharlie Feathers (10 inch LP) ... LP
King/Sundazed, Late 50s. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99 15.99
A fantastic set of music from the legendary Charlie Feathers – a rockabilly giant who walked the same Tennessee scene as Elvis, Carl Perkins, and Jerry Lee Lewis – but one who was never able to hit the heights! Here, Feathers is at the height of his powers – coming off of seminal ... (Rock) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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5 Royales17 Hits – Vintage Vault Collectors Series ... LP
King, 1978. Near Mint- ... $11.99
(Soul) LP, Vinyl record album

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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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✨✧ Redd FoxxMatinee Idol ... LP
King, Late 60s. Very Good- ... $3.99
The back of the cover says "Suggested for mature audiences only. . .Rated X" – just what we're looking for on a Redd Foxx stand-up record! Foxx busts loose with the raw humor on this live set recorded at his own club in Hollywood, with loads of hilarious skits, including "The ... (Comedy/Spoken) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole with a split spine and mostly split bottom seam.)

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Grieg/SchumannPiano Concerto In A Minor Op 16/Piano Concerto In A Minor Op 54 – Radu Lupu/Andre Previn/London Symphony ... LP
Decca/King (Japan), 1973. Near Mint- ... $34.99
(Classical) LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 90s Japanese Super Analogue Disc pressing, including the insert.)

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Wynonie HarrisGood Rockin Blues ... LP
King, Early 50s. Very Good+ ... $3.99
(Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(70s Gusto pressing. Cover has some edge wear.)

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Wynonie Harris with Todd RhodesHere Comes The Night/My Playful Baby's Gone ... 78 RPM
King, 1951. Good ... $1.99
(78 RPM) 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Both labels have a small sticker.)

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✨✧ George Hines & The Gospel WindsMoving Up ... CD
King/Gusto, Early 70s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great 70s gospel from George Hines & The Gospel Winds – but a set that's recorded with much more of an old school vibe overall! The interplay between lead and group vocals really takes us back to some of the best male groups of the postwar years – that time when gospel vocal ... (Gospel) read more CD

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✨✧ Billie HolidayGreatest Interpretations Of Billie Holiday – Complete Commodore Recordings (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Commodore/King (Japan), 1939/1944. Used 2CD ... Just Sold Out!
A full album that compiles Billie's famous sides for the Commodore label in New York – recorded in 1939 and 1944, with accompaniment by the Eddy Heywood group and/or orchestra, plus additional sides led by pianist Sonny White. Titles include "Strange Fruit" (the original 1939 ... (Vocalists) read more CD
(Out of print, includes obi. Slipcover has some edgewear.)

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Bull Moose JacksonAll My Love Belongs To You/I Want A Bowlegged Woman ... 78 RPM
King, Early 50s. Very Good ... $4.99
(78 RPM) 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Bill JenningsFabulous Guitar Of Bill Jennings (10 inch LP) ... LP
King, Mid 50s. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fabulous is right – as the album is one of the few early full length sets to feature the guitar work of the great Bill Jennings – a key player in the development of the soul jazz sound in the 60s, given that he had a lot of R&B in his style too! Titles include "Big Boy", ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl is nice and clean – only a few light marks. Cover has a very small split on the bottom seam, but is very nice overall.)

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Fumio KarashimaHot Islands (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
King/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $29.99
A more electric album than usual from pianist Fumio Karashima – but in a great way too! The album has Karashima playing Fender Rhodes, mini-moog, and other keys – in addition to his usual acoustic piano – in a driving quartet lineup with bass from Miroslav Vitous and saxes from ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the Deep Jazz Reality series!)

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Albert KingBig Blues (red vinyl pressing) ... LP
King/Sundazed, 1962. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.99
A well-titled record, as Albert King here plays with the large sound and big tone that would make him one of the best up-and-coming bluesmen of the 60s – a key player in the already-electrified generation, and possibly the greatest example of the new confidence that was coming into the genre ... (Blues) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(RTI pressed red vinyl!)

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Albert KingTravelin To California ... LP
King, 1960s. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Great early work by Albert King – recorded for King Records too! Titles include "Travelin To California", "I Get Evil", "What Can I Do To Change Your Mind", "Let's Have A Natural Ball", "Dyna Flow", "Ooh Ee Baby", and "This ... (Blues) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue crown label pressing. Cover has a cutout hole and some surface wear.)

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✨✧ Freddy KingFreddy King Goes Surfin (blue vinyl pressing) ... LP
King/Sundazed, 1962. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Hardly the surf album you might expect from the title – although the set is a killer batch of guitar instrumentals – with more than enough power to blow any west coast groups right off the beach! At this early point in his career, Freddie King is way more than just a blues guitarist, ... (Blues) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(RTI pressed blue vinyl!)

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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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✨✧ Freddy KingMojo – King Rarities & Obscurities (colored vinyl pressing) (2019 Black Friday Release) ... LP
King/Modern Harmonic, Early 60s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Rare early work from guitar genius Freddy King – all recorded during that time he was cutting some wickedly soulful work for King Records – but all tracks that were never issued at the time! The package features Freddy in a few different sessions – on guitar and vocals on all of ... (Blues) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Colored vinyl pressed at RTI!)

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Yoichi Kobayashi & The Jazz MessengersNiagara Shuffle – Tribute To Art Blakey ... CD
King (Japan), 2019. New Copy ... $32.99
Japanese drummer Yoichi Kobayashi serves up a mighty tribute to the late, great Art Blakey – with a combo that features musicians who were all part of his Jazz Messengers group over the years! The album's got a rock-solid, romping groove that would have made Blakey proud – and as with ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Abbey LincolnStraight Ahead (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Candid/King (Japan), 1961. Used ... Out Of Stock
There's nothing Straight Ahead about this record – as the album's one of the first bold statements of modernism from Abbey Lincoln – and the kind of set that builds nicely from the vocal experiments she was doing with Max Roach at the time! The group here is almost one of those ... (Vocalists) read more CD
(Out of print and still sealed with obi!)
Also available Straight Ahead ... CD 8.99

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Little Esther (Esther Phillips)Memory Lane – The Best Songs Little Esther Ever Recorded ... CD
King, Mid 50s. New Copy ... $7.99 9.99
Fantastic early work from Esther Phillips – recording here as a young girl, under the name of Little Esther – but with a voice that's every bit as great as on her 60s recordings for Atlantic, or her 70s hits on the CTI/Kudu label! The music is a mixture of R&B and blues – the ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Little Willie John15 Hits – All 15 Of His Chart Hits 1953 to 1962 ... LP
King, Late 50s/Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
(Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(70s red label Gusto pressing.)

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Manhattan Jazz QuintetBest Of Manhattan Jazz Quintet ... CD
King/Bellaphon (Germany), Late 80s. Used ... $6.99
(Jazz) CD
(Out of print.)

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Hidehiko Matsumoto/Franco FerraraIl Ferroviere/Lullaby Of The Leaves ... 7-inch
King (Japan), Mid 60s. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $14.99
A really cool 7" single from Japan – with a stunning version of "Lullaby Of The Leaves" played by Sleepy Matsumoto on tenor with a small combo that includes organ! The other side features a straighter take on the theme of the film. (Funky 45's) 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Charles MingusMingus (Candid) ... CD
Candid/King (Japan), 1960. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of Charles Mingus' classic recordings for the Candid label – far and away some of the best recordings he ever made, and some of the few studio sessions that really let him stretch out and do his thing! Players here are a firey lineup of young modernists that includes Eric Dolphy, Ted ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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✨✧ Martha MiyakeMartha & Yoshiko – What Is This Thing Called Life ... CD
King (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Way more than just a standard jazz vocal set – thanks to inventive arrangements from an acoustic combo – one who backs up singer Martha Miyake in ways that really let her take off! There's a subtle grace to the instrumentation – one that really supports the lead role of the ... (Vocalists) read more CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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✨✧ Martha MiyakeMy Favorite Songs ... CD
King (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A classic set from one of Japan's greatest jazz vocalists of the 60s and 70s – like most other work of its type, sung completely in English, in a style that's very faithful to American jazz singers from years past! The set's a great no-nonsense outing – and Martha swings nicely with a ... (Vocalists) read more CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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Mitsuko Miyake & Kiyoko MaruyamaTokyo Canaries ... CD
King (Japan), 1958. New Copy ... $9.99
Early jazz vocals from the Japanese scene – recorded in a late 50s stretch when the Tokyo scene was really taking off! The album's a split effort showcasing two different vocalists – Mitsuko Miyake on side one, and Kiyoko Maruyama on side two – both singers with a good command of ... (Vocalists) read more CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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✨✧ Akira MiyazawaRound Midnight ... CD
King (Japan), 1985. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of our favorite Japanese jazz players of all time – still sounding wonderful on this date from the mid 80s! Akira Miyazawa's easily the most soulful tenorist to come out of the Japanese scene of the 60s – and here, he works with a free, open approach to his horn that almost reminds ... (Jazz) read more CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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Minoru Muraoka & New Dimension GroupBamboo ... CD
King/Mr Bongo (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
60s jazz meets Japanese bamboo flute – all in a session with a great mix of groovy and exotic touches! The record's a unique meeting of jazz and folkloric elements – done in a style that's a bit like some of the late 60s sessions of this nature on MPS, but a fair bit groovier overall ... (Jazz) read more CD
Also available Bamboo ... LP 26.99

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Minoru Muraoka & New Dimension GroupBamboo ... LP
King/Mr Bongo (UK), Late 60s. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $26.99 28.98
60s jazz meets Japanese bamboo flute – all in a session with a great mix of groovy and exotic touches! The record's a unique meeting of jazz and folkloric elements – done in a style that's a bit like some of the late 60s sessions of this nature on MPS, but a fair bit groovier overall ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Bamboo ... CD 10.99

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✨✧ Takeru MuraokaSoft Landing ... CD
King (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Electric funk, with some mighty nice horns – a mix of saxes from Takeru Muraoka – plus trumpet and flugelhorn from Susumo Kazuhara too! We're not sure, but it almost feels as if Takeru's a bit overdubbed – using alto, tenor, and soprano together at various points to give the ... (Jazz) read more CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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✨✧ Hot Lips PageLast Call For Alcohol/Old Paree ... 78 RPM
King, 1952. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
(78 RPM) 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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Esther PhillipsFrom A Whisper To A Scream (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Kudu/King (Japan), 1971. Used ... $6.99
One of our favorite-ever albums from Esther Phillips – an album that really helped her transform her sound for the 70s! The approach here is a lot more jazzy than before – served up with a good dose of funk, thanks to arrangements from Pee Wee Ellis – fresh from his work with ... (Soul) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Red PrysockSmokestack/Hand Clapping One More Time ... 7-inch
King, 1955. Near Mint- ... $11.99
(Funky 45's) 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Blue label pressing in a King sleeve.)

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✨✧ Wayne RaneySongs Of The Hills ... CD
King, Late 40s/Early 50s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Kay RobinsonWe Need Time ... LP
King, Late 60s. Very Good- ... Out Of Stock
Obscure bit of soulful gospel produced by James Brown for King. Kay Robinson's got a great voice, and the arrangements are similar to some of James' hard soul albums from the time. There's no breakbeat cuts here, but the music is quite strong, and given the strength of the arrangements, you'll ... (Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a center split in the bottom seam, looks nice otherwise.)

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✨✧ Hideo ShirakiHideo Shiraki (1958) ... CD
King (Japan), 1958. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A late 50s stormer from Japanese drummer Hideo Shiraki – caught here at a great point in his early career! The album's got a bit more of a swing-based feel than some of Shiraki's later sides – a bit more Verve-like energy than Blue Note style – which is a-ok with us, because the ... (Jazz) read more CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Hideo ShirakiHideo Shiraki Plays Horace Silver ... CD
King (Japan), 1962. New Copy ... $18.99
The music of Horace Silver is magically presented here by drummer Hideo Shiraki – grooving nicely in the same exotic approach to soul jazz you'd find on Silver's best Blue Note sides of the late 50s! Shiraki's always had a bit of a Jazz Messengers approach in his music – at least at ... (Jazz) read more CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Hideo ShirakiHideo Shiraki Recital At Sankei Hall, Tokyo ... CD
King (Japan), 1959. New Copy ... $9.99
Hardly the staid affair you might guess from the "recital" in the title – and an all-out drum frenzy event from the legendary Hideo Shiraki! This late 50s live session has Shiraki working in a mode that's even more open and bombastic than his studio albums from the time – ... (Jazz) read more CD
( SHMCD pressing.)

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✨✧ Hideo Shiraki/Takeshi InomataModern Ameriachi For You ... CD
King (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Not sure what they mean by "Ameriachi" in the title – but from the sound of the music, there's definitely a great A&M Records-styled mix of jazz, Latin, and South American modes! The set begins with a set of cookers from drummer Hideo Shiraki – working with an excellent ... (Jazz) read more CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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✨✧ Singers 3Foliole #2 – The Sound Of Singers 3 ... CD
King (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Incredibly groovy vocal work from Japan – a double-length album featuring work by a number of different groups! The first half of the set features the wonderful Singers 3 – a trio of female vocalists who sing together with a soaring, breezy groove that's totally great – one that ... (Vocalists) read more CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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Stanley BrothersSing The Best Loved Sacred Songs Of Carter Stanley ... LP
King, 1967. Good+ ... $0.99
(Folk/Country) LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has split seams.)

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✨✧ Stanley BrothersEarly Starday/King Years – 1958 to 1961 (4CD long box edition) ... CD
King, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 4CD ... $11.99
Our favorite years of the Stanley Brothers – material recorded after they'd left the bigger labels, and really started to hit their stride for the smaller indies King and Starday Records! Both companies were completely faithful to the growing sound of bluegrass, and really let the brothers ... (Folk/Country) read more CD

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Stanley BrothersEarly Starday/King Years – 1958 to 1961 (4CD set) ... CD
King/Gusto, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 4CD ... $21.99 29.98
Our favorite years of the Stanley Brothers – material recorded after they'd left the bigger labels, and really started to hit their stride for the smaller indies King and Starday Records! Both companies were completely faithful to the growing sound of bluegrass, and really let the brothers ... (Folk/Country) read more CD
 
 



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