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Toshiko AkioshiToshiko Akiyoshi Meets Her Old Pals ... CD
King (Japan), 1961. New Copy ... $16.99
Toshiko Akioshi makes a trip back to the Japanese jazz scene in the early 60s – for this great little session that has her meeting up with "old pals" from previous years – including Sadao Watanabe on alto sax, Akira Miyazawa on tenor, and Hideo Shiraki on drums! The reunion ... (Jazz) read more CD
(SHMCD pressing.)
Also available Toshiko Akiyoshi Meets Her Old Pals ... LP 39.99

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Toshiko AkioshiToshiko Akiyoshi Meets Her Old Pals ... LP
King (Japan), 1961. Near Mint- ... $39.99
Toshiko Akioshi makes a trip back to the Japanese jazz scene in the early 60s – for this great little session that has her meeting up with "old pals" from previous years – including Sadao Watanabe on alto sax, Akira Miyazawa on tenor, and Hideo Shiraki on drums! The reunion ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Wave Jazz Classics pressing, with insert – still in original plastic sleeve!)
Also available Toshiko Akiyoshi Meets Her Old Pals ... CD 16.99

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✨✧ Lorez AlexandriaThis Is Lorez/Lorez Sings Pres ... CD
King/BGP (UK), 1957. Used ... Out Of Stock
Incredible early work from Lorez Alexandria – the kind of albums that instantly set her apart from other singers of the 50s, reissued here properly for the first time in years! On This Is Lorez, the singer is working with sublime small combo backings from the group of pianist King Fleming ... (Vocalists) read more CD

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✨✧ Hank BallardHank Ballard's Biggest Hits ... LP
King, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pretty strong overview of Hank's fiercer R&B tunes for King Records – most of them cut at the end of the 50s, with that mean and lean style that actually could make Hank sound pretty darn scary! Titles include "It's Love Baby", "Sugaree", "Annie Had A Baby" ... (Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label King/Capitol pressing. Cover has light wear, some splitting at the bottom of the spine, and an index label on back.)

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Hank BallardLet's Go Again ... LP
King, Early 60s. Very Good- ... $33.99
One of the more obscure Hank Ballard albums on King – with the great title track "Let's Go Again" – plus "Oo Wow Oo Wee", "Come On & Get It", "Rock Granny Roll", "Looka Here", "Don't Change Your Pretty Ways", "I Like ... (Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split top seam, mostly split bottom seam, and some wrinkling on back.)

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✨✧ George BensonPacific Fire ... CD
CTI/King (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Unusual work from the great George Benson – a wonderful session that was recorded by CTI during George's classic years for the label – but issued only briefly a number of years later, and slightly lost amongst the rest of his catalog! The material's great, though – and has George ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the CTI 50th Anniversary Special Collection!)

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Big FourJazz At The Torys ... CD
King (Japan), 1957. New Copy ... $16.99
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 CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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✨✧ Big FourOriginal Big Four ... CD
King (Japan), 1959. New Copy ... $16.99
Great work from a group who definitely earn their name – as the quartet was one of the biggest and best groups in the Japanese jazz scene at the time! The lineup features brilliant tenor from Hidehiko Matsumoto – a player who's young here, starting a decades-long run in jazz, but ... (Jazz) read more CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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Cody Black/Charles SpurlingI’m Slowly Molding/She Cried Just A Minute ... 7-inch
King/Outta Sight (UK), Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Two Northern Soul gems back to back! Cody Black's "I'm Slowly Molding" is a nice little tune that starts out with some walloping drums augmented by handclaps, and Cody's deeply felt soul vocals backed nicely with groovy harmonies and horns – soaring and building as the tune goes on ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Earl BosticHarlem Nocturne ... LP
King, 1969. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
(Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Earl Bostic & Bill DoggettMean To Me/Bo Do Rock ... 78 RPM
King, 1956. Used ... Out Of Stock
(78 RPM) 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Tiny BradshawShort Shorts/Bushes ... 78 RPM
King, 1957. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
(78 RPM) 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(The A side label has a portion missing.)

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Tiny BradshawSoft/Strange ... 78 RPM
King, Early 50s. Very Good ... $1.99
(78 RPM) 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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Tiny BradshawTribute To The Late Tiny Bradshaw – The Great Composer – He Wrote & Played Them All ... LP
King, Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Of all the R&B bandleaders of the 50s, Tiny Bradshaw was one of the wildest! He had a tight rolling groove that managed to infuse his whole band with a lively sense of rhythm that was often unmatched by some of the other sleepier groups of the time – and he also managed to hire some of ... (Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(80s 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 ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Charles Brown/Bill DoggettPlease Come Home For Christmas ... LP
King, Early 50s. Used ... 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 ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Gusto pressing.)

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✨✧ Charles Brown/Bill DoggettPlease Come Home For Christmas ... LP
King/Highland, Early 50s. New Copy (reissue)... 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 ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ James BrownFunky Christmas ... CD
King/Polygram, Late 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
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 ... read more CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout mark.)

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✨✧ James BrownGive It Up Or Turnit Loose/I'll Lose My Mind (inst) ... 7-inch
King, Late 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
"Give It Up Or Turnit Loose" is far and away one of the best James Brown singles of all times! The bassline on the intro is amazing – one of those moments where you sit up and go "DANG! That sound is incredible!" – good reason why the cut's been sampled countless ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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James BrownHey America ... CD
Polydor/Elemental (Spain), 1972. New Copy ... $13.99
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!)
Also available Hey America ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ James BrownI Can't Stand Myself When You Touch Me ... CD
King/Universal (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 Got The Feelin' ... CD
King/Universal (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $13.99
Funky funky funky! A nice one on King that shows the direction James Brown would take in the 70s – a bit harder and more funky than before, with even more of a focus on the instrumental talents of the ensemble! The band here is super-sharp – playing with that tightly focused, highly ... (Soul) read more CD
(Part of the JB & Funk 1000 Best Collection!)

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James BrownI Got You (I Feel Good) ... CD
King/Universal (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... $13.99
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
(Part of the JB & Funk 1000 Best Collection!)

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✨✧ James BrownI Got You (I Feel Good)/I Can't Help It (I Just Do Do Do) ... 7-inch
King, Mid 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of James Brown's undisputed classics! "I Got You" begins with a very famous scream and an oof – and then rolls into a great little groove that's been used a gazillion times in ads, but which still sounds pretty darn great. The flip's a nice one too – a bit mellower, but ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Red label King pressing. Labels have some faded pen.)

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James BrownIt's A Mother ... LP
King, 1969. Very Good ... $14.99
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 a split bottom seam & surface wear.)

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✨✧ James BrownIt's A Mother ... CD
King/Universal (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... Temporarily 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!)
Also available It's A Mother ... LP 14.99

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James BrownIt's A New Day – Let A Man Come In ... CD
King/Universal (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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
(Blue label pressing. Cover has a cutout hole, splitting on the seams, and some surface wear.)

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✨✧ James BrownLive At The Apollo ... LP
King, 1963. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A landmark album that forever changed the face of live recordings – and soul music too! 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 – the sort of show that ... (Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram EU pressing on DOL.)
Also available Live At The Apollo (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD 11.99

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James BrownLive At The Apollo (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
King/Universal (Japan), 1963. Used ... $11.99
A landmark album that forever changed the face of live recordings – and soul music too! 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 – the sort of show that ... (Soul) read more CD
(SHM-CD pressing! Includes obi.)

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✨✧ James BrownLive At The Apollo Volume II ... LP
King, 1968. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
James Brown's great second album recorded live at the Apollo Theater in Harlem – a set we like even better than the first famous volume – because it's much more stretched-out, harder-hitting, and full of fire! You'd be hard pressed to find a better example of Brown's showmanship on ... (Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label King pressing. Cover has a cutout hole with some wear and minor splitting.)

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✨✧ James BrownMother Popcorn (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
King, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Not to be confused with "Popcorn" – this is the hard funky cut "Mother Popcorn", a real killer with a chanting vocal that goes "You've Got to Have a Mother for Me"! Served up here on a gorgeous original King 45, with a photo of The Godfather on the label! (Funky 45's) 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Labels have light wear.)

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James BrownPapa's Got A Brand New Bag ... CD
King/Universal (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... $13.99
Here's where things really started getting interesting for James Brown! The album was issued right around the same time as James' single "Out Of Sight" on Smash – and like that track, "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag" was one of the first to use that "instruments on the ... (Soul) read more CD
(Part of the JB & Funk 1000 Best Collection!)

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✨✧ James BrownPapa's Got A Brand New Bag (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
King, Mid 60s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
An interesting single from James – featuring his super-huge hit of the mid 60s, but issued on a late 60s King label! The tune's a stone winner as always – and the flip is "mostly instrumental", with a vamp that virtually invented the funky vamp! (Funky 45's) 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Blue label pressing.)

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James BrownPlease Please Please ... CD
King/Universal (Japan), 1959. New Copy ... $13.99
An incredible early album from James Brown – featuring 16 raw R&B tracks culled from his early years at King – and virtually the blueprint for so many other great things to follow! "Please Please Please" was James' first big hit – and as you probably already know, ... (Soul) read more CD
(Part of the JB & Funk 1000 Best Collection!)

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James BrownPlease Please Please ... LP
King, 1959. Very Good- ... $14.99
An incredible early album from James Brown – featuring 16 raw R&B tracks culled from his early years at King – and virtually the blueprint for so many other great things to follow! "Please Please Please" was James' first big hit – and as you probably already know, ... (Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has some wear, aging, split top seam, and old masking tape along the bottom.)

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James BrownPopcorn ... CD
King/Universal (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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 BrownPopcorn ... LP
King, 1969. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue pressing.)

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✨✧ James BrownPure Dynamite! ... LP
King, 1964. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $29.99
Raw live energy from the great James Brown – and a record that comes hot on the heels of Live At The Apollo! Like that one, this set was supposedly "recorded on the spot" – and it's even harder, faster, and noisier than that classic – with a loud-bursting sound that ... (Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy black label gatefold pressing. Cover has a split to seam, light wear, and some light aging inside the gatefold.)

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✨✧ James BrownSay It Loud – I'm Black & I'm Proud ... CD
King/Universal (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... 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 CD
(Part of the JB & Funk 1000 Best Collection!)

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✨✧ James BrownSay It Loud – I'm Black & I'm Proud (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
King, Late 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A monster – and one of the most anthemic cuts that James ever cut! Begins with a monster drumbeat, kicks into a stone groove with loads of guitar, horn, and funky bass – while James shouts the whole thing through without faltering! The track became the motto of a generation – ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ James BrownSuper Bad ... LP
King, 1971. Very Good+ ... $19.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Original black label pressing.)

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✨✧ James BrownSuper Bad ... CD
King/Universal (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... Temporarily 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!)
Also available Super Bad ... LP 19.99

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James BrownTalking Loud And Saying Nothing (Parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
Polydor, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Killer funky stuff from JB, and just about everything you'd want from him: hard grooves, heavy politics, and lots of nice funky playing by the band! Also the inspiration for the great Talkin' Loud label! (Funky 45's) 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ James BrownTit For Tat (Ain't No Taking Back)/Believers Shall Enjoy (Non Believers Shall Suffer) ... 7-inch
King, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Two long titles, both of them nice! "Tit For Tat" has a great back-forth kind of groove – not really funky, but pretty darn catchy, and with some raw soulful vocals from brother James! "Believers" is an instrumental with some very nice organ work – James on the ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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James BrownUnbeatable James Brown – 16 Hits ... LP
King, Mid 60s. Very Good- ... $11.99
One of those excellent King albums from James that features a wide range of tracks, done in a wide range of styles – including some wonderful obscure numbers that go way past the "hits" promised in the title. The groove runs from sad ballad soul to heavy instrumentals – and ... (Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing.)

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✨✧ Ron CarterBlues Farm ... CD
CTI/King (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Sweet electric work from Ron Carter – subtle magic in the best CTI mode! Ron arranged the set himself, but he's working with a core group of CTI players that includes Bob James and Richard Tee on electric piano, Hubert Laws on flute, Ralph MacDonald on percussion, and Billy Cobham on drums ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the CTI 50th Anniversary Special Collection!)

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✨✧ Ron CarterYellow & Green ... CD
CTI/King (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A landmark album from the great Ron Carter – one of those key 70s sides where he was able to show the world that he was way more than just a jazz bassist – and instead a sophisticated musical genius with so much to offer! Ron's bass is certainly a key part of the set – he plays ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the CTI 50th Anniversary Special Collection!)

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✨✧ Ray Charles14 Hits – The Early Years ... LP
King, Late 40s-Mid 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
(Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing on Gusto.)

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Chris ConnorChris Connor Live (aka Come Back To Me – Live At Sweet Basil '81) ... LP
Applause, 1981. Near Mint- ... $5.99
Cool jazz vocalist Chris Connor makes a strong appearance in this early 80s outing, recorded at New York's Sweet Basil club with backing by the Fred Hersch trio. The format is free and easy, a bit loungey, but never too much so – and Chris sounds surprisingly great in this stripped-down ... (Vocalists) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Hank CrawfordCajun Sunrise ... CD
Kudu/King (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $9.99
Hank Crawford comes across here as much as a soul star as a jazz musician – as he sings on half the album's tracks, and delivers his trademark alto solos throughout! The album's got a similar vibe to some of Crawford's other CTI/Kudu material of the 70s – but the presence of vocals ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the CTI 50th Anniversary Special Collection!)

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✨✧ Hank CrawfordWe Got A Good Thing Going ... CD
Kudu/King (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Early CTI/Kudu material from alto legend Hank Crawford – part of a strong 70s run that helped him find a whole new audience for his soulful sound! Crawford got his start with Ray Charles, and cut some classic albums for Atlantic in the 60s – but during the 70s, his sound really warmed ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the CTI 50th Anniversary Special Collection!)

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Guitar CrusherBetter Days Ahead/Weak For Your Love ... 7-inch
King, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
(Funky 45's) 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a King sleeve.)

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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 ... $18.99
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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Eddie Lockjaw DavisJazz With A Beat ... LP
King, Late 50s. Fair ... $1.99
Stunning work from Lockjaw! The album features Eddie blowing hard and heavy – much more precisely than on some of his Prestige albums, in a mode that's inflected with more R&B tenor than you'd hear on his later sets. Backing is by his trio, and the album's got a gutsy groove that's ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label King pressing with deep groove. NOTE – Vinyl is in Fair condition. Cover has aged masking tape holding the seams, heavy wear on the spine, discoloration, and some pen on back.)

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Eddie Lockjaw DavisModern Jazz Expressions ... LP
King, Late 50s. Fair ... $2.99
Great early work from tenor man Eddie Lockjaw Davis – recorded with a hard-grooving trio that features Doc Bagby on organ and Charlie Dice on drums. The work predates Davis' work with Shirley Scott in his combo, and (dare we say it?) actually seems a lot more soulful than his work with Scott ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original black label pressing with deep groove. NOTE – Vinyl is in Fair condition. Cover has masking tape on the seams and spine.)

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✨✧ DeodatoDeodato In Concert – Live At The Felt Forum ... CD
CTI/King (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $13.99
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, ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the CTI 50th Anniversary Special Collection!)

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✨✧ Paul DesmondPure Desmond ... CD
CTI/King (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An album of sublime understatement from alto genius Paul Desmond! Desmond was one of the few players who resisted the lure of the 70s electric CTI sound – and stuck pretty much in his usual bag of easy-going grooves, blowing alto with effortless ease, working here with a quartet that ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the CTI 50th Anniversary Special Collection!)
Also available Pure Desmond ... LP 8.99

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Bill DoggettAll His Hits ... LP
King, 1950s/Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
(Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(White label German Gusto pressing.)

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Bill DoggettEverybody Dance The Honky Tonk ... LP
King, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
This is it – the classic stormer by Bill Doggett that made his group a hit with all the kids! The album features the original two-part version of "Honky Tonk", plus the rarer "Honky Tonk Number Three", which as a wailing bit of vocals next to the chorus. Other tracks ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has seam splitting & a spot of clear tape.)

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✨✧ Bill DoggettHonky Tonk (parts 1 & 2) ... 78 RPM
King, Mid 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
(78 RPM) 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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Bill DoggettShove Off/You Don't Know What Love Is ... 78 RPM
King, 1955. Very Good- ... $3.99
(78 RPM) 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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Champion Jack DupreeSings The Blues ... CD
King, 1950s. Used ... $4.99
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
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Champion Jack DupreeSings The Blues ... CD
King/Gusto, Early 50s. New Copy ... 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 CD

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Jack Dupree/Mr BearWalking The Blues/Daybreak Rock ... 78 RPM
King, 1955. Very Good+ ... $14.99
(78 RPM) 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Art Farmer with Joe HendersonYama ... CD
CTI/King (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An obscure late 70s set from CTI – and a near-lost chapter in the career of both artists in the title! Mike Mainieri arranged and produced the set – and the album's got a sweet, warm fusion approach that's very much like his own work – using a larger group of keyboards, vibes, ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the CTI 50th Anniversary Special Collection!)

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✨✧ Joe FarrellOutback (Japanese pressing) ... CD
CTI/King (Japan), 1971. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A killer set from Joe Farrell – one of the 70s greatest reed players, and an always-exciting talent who was one of the first artists to really use the extended CTI format to break into a whole new level! The set's a drawn-out quintet side, with Chick Corea on electric piano, Buster Williams ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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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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✨✧ 5 RoyalesWomen About To Make Me Go Crazy/Do Unto You ... 78 RPM
King, 1955. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
(78 RPM) 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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Grant GreenMain Attraction (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Kudu/King (Japan), 1976. Used ... $6.99
Quite an unusual album from Grant Green – a record that's quite different than his earlier records for Blue Note, but still pretty darn great overall! Grant's working here in a large group – Kudu style – with arrangements by David Matthews, but a sound that's still pretty lean ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Jim HallJazz Impressions Of Japan ... CD
King (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $16.99
Sharp sounds from guitarist Jim Hall – a record that's filled with all the cool, complicated lines the musician could muster on his instrument – yet a record that also manages to swing a bit too! The sound here is a great evolution from the sound of Hall's music in the 50s – even ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Jim HallLive In Tokyo ... CD
King (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A rare 70s set from guitarist Jim Hall – one that's got a cover that recalls Blue Note artwork used for Kenny Burrell, and recorded with a strong sound to match! The record's got maybe a bit more bite than some of Jim's airier sessions from the 70s – a strong power with Hall in the ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Tomanao HaraHot Red ... CD
King (Japan), 1996. New Copy ... $16.99
Trumpeter Tomanao Hara's in great company here – blowing alongside American jazz heavyweights John Hicks on piano, Reggie Workman on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums – a group that really helps Hara find his best sort of soul! And despite the "hot" in the title, Tomanao blows it ... (Jazz) read more CD

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

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Wynonie HarrisGood Rockin Blues ... LP
King, Early 50s. Very Good+ ... $7.99
(Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label King pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Wynonie HarrisGood Rockin Tonight/Good Morning Mr Blues ... 78 RPM
King, Late 40s. Used ... Out Of Stock
(78 RPM) 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(NOTE: Condition POOR. Both labels have stickers.)

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✨✧ Wynonie HarrisLovin Machine ... CD
King/Ace (UK), 1950s. Used ... $9.99
Nobody tops Wynonie Harris – NOBODY – and his recordings for the King label are some of our favorite tracks of all time! Harris is way more than just another jazz singer or bluesman – and instead, almost singlehandedly unlocks the gate to the path that leads to later rock and ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Wynonie Harris & Roy BrownBattle Of The Blues Vol 2 ... LP
King, Mid 50s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The battle here is almost no contest – given that both singers come out on top! The set's a classic in the Harris/Brown "battle" records for King – and includes a side each of amazing R&B vocal numbers by the singers – some really hard-edged stuff that's really at ... (Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Hawkshaw HawkinsLonesome 7-7203 ... LP
King, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $8.99
Later work by the late Hawkshaw Hawkins – with titles that include "Waiting In The Shadows", "Lonesome 7-7203", "Teardrops On Your Letter", "Rattlesnakin Daddy", "Unwanted", "Girl Without A Name", and "I Wasted A Nickel". (Folk/Country) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole in one corner.)

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✨✧ Motohiko HinoToko – Motohiko Hino Quartet At Nemu Jazz ... CD
King (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sweet electric fusion from Japanese drummer Motohiko Hino – a set that's got a deeper vibe than some of his other work of the 70s! The set's a live one, and all tracks are quite long – played with an open, exploratory feel by the group – in ways that are almost an extension of ... (Jazz) read more CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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John Lee HookerJohn Lee Hooker Sings Blues – 16 Selections – Every One A Pearl ... CD
King/Gusto, 1960. Used ... $9.99
A monster from the great John Lee Hooker – an artist who isn't usually associated with King Records, but who issued this mighty collection of sides for the label at the start of the 60s! Most of the work dates from a few years before – gritty tracks that have Hooker at his best postwar ... (Blues) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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John Lee HookerJohn Lee Hooker Sings Blues – 16 Selections – Every One A Pearl ... LP
King, 1960. Near Mint- (reissue)... $14.99
A monster from the great John Lee Hooker – an artist who isn't usually associated with King Records, but who issued this mighty collection of sides for the label at the start of the 60s! Most of the work dates from a few years before – gritty tracks that have Hooker at his best postwar ... (Blues) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing.)

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✨✧ John Lee HookerMoanin & Stompin Blues (aka John Lee Hooker Sings Blues) ... LP
King, 1960. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A monster from the great John Lee Hooker – an artist who isn't usually associated with King Records, but who issued this mighty collection of sides for the label at the start of the 60s! Most of the work dates from a few years before – gritty tracks that have Hooker at his best postwar ... (Blues) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(70s Gusto pressing.)

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✨✧ Joe HowardGolden Sound Of Joe Howard (AKA Something Smooth) ... LP
King, Mid 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
(Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album

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Paul Howard & Ralph WillisFaded Picture Blues ... LP
King, Late 40s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Rare blues from the early days of King Records! Titles include "Your Picture Done Faded", "Black Cat Trail", "Sidwalk Boogie", "Since I Seen Your Smiling Face", and "I'll Never Walk In Your Door" by Paul Howard – and "Why'd You Do ... (Blues) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice 60s pressing! Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Freddie HubbardStraight Life ... CD
CTI/King (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An amazing second CTI set from Freddie Hubbard – one that takes off nicely from Red Clay territory, and starts to hit an even funkier mode! The tracks here are all relatively long, with a huge amount of solo space for Freddie on trumpet, Joe Henderson on tenor, George Benson on guitar, and ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the CTI 50th Anniversary Special Collection!)

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Freddie Hubbard & Stanley TurrentineFreddie Hubbard In Concert Vol 1 ... CD
CTI/King (Japan), 1970. Used ... $8.99
A sublime bit of electric funk in concert – proof that the CTI approach was always a great one, even out of the studio! The record features 2 long tracks – album-side versions of "Povo" and "Gilbraltar", both done in the best format of Hubbard's strongest CTI work, ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Includes obi.)

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✨✧ Freddie Hubbard & Stanley TurrentineFreddie Hubbard In Concert Vol 1 ... CD
CTI/King (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A sublime bit of electric funk in concert – proof that the CTI approach was always a great one, even out of the studio! The record features 2 long tracks – album-side versions of "Povo" and "Gilbraltar", both done in the best format of Hubbard's strongest CTI work, ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the CTI 50th Anniversary Special Collection!)
Also available Freddie Hubbard In Concert Vol 1 ... CD 8.99

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✨✧ Freddie Hubbard, Stanley Turrentine, & Herbie HancFreddie Hubbard In Concert Vol 2 ... CD
CTI/King (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A sublime live moment from the CTI scene of the 70s – an album that brings together some of the label's best lead players, into a special live supergroup that stretches out in a mighty nice way! In case you ever though the CTI genius came from the studio production of Creed Taylor, think ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the CTI 50th Anniversary Special Collection!)

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✨✧ Ivory Joe HunterWhat Did You Do To Me/Code Song ... 78 RPM
King, Mid 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
(78 RPM) 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Yoshio IkedaSketch Of My Life ... CD
King (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
It could well be argued that in the 70s, the Japanese jazz scene was possibly the greatest place to be a bassist – as players like Yoshi Ikeda really had a chance to stretch out their sound, and try something new with records like this! The album's a really inventive little set – warm, ... (Jazz) read more CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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Masaru Imada & Four TrombonesSuper Trombone ... CD
King (Japan), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $16.99
Keyboardist Masaru Imada in a really great setting – working alongside a tight trombone lineup with a really bold sound! The style's still very much in the spirit of some of Imada's other 70s records – and he plays both acoustic piano and Fender Rhodes – yet the trombone work of ... (Jazz) read more CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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Takeshi InomataModern Punch For You ... CD
King (Japan), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $16.99
The punch here is in the groove – a nice little burst down at the bottom of the rhythms, which makes most of these tunes swing nicely! The set's a bit hard to describe right off the bat – but it's kind of a mix of jazz ensemble swinging with some groovier 60s modes – bits of ... (Jazz) read more CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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Takeshi Inomata & Sound LimitedInnocent Canon ... CD
King (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $16.99
Nothing innocent about this record – because the groove is hard and heavy, wild and trippy – a really heady brew of funky jazz and more psychedelic influences – all recorded with some weird sounds in the background too! The album's a great one from Japanese groove pioneer Takeshi ... (Jazz) read more CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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Akira Ishikawa & Count BuffaloOkinawa ... CD
King (Japan), Late 70s. New Copy ... $16.99
A groovy little record from the Count Buffalos group – an ensemble we know mostly for their heavier funk of the early 70s and late 60s – but who here step out in a clubbier mode with some sweet touches of disco! The group's still a jazz one at its core – but they've also added in ... (Jazz) read more CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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Bull Moose Jackson & His Buffalo BearcatsI Can't Go On Without You/Fare Thee Well Deacon Jones ... 78 RPM
King, 1948. Very Good ... $6.99
(78 RPM) 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(A side label has a sticker.)

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Little Willie JohnFever/Letter From My Darling ... 78 RPM
King, 1956. Very Good ... $18.99
Original 78rpm pressing of Little Willie John's most famous song! (78 RPM) 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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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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Kimiko KasaiJust Friends ... CD
London/King (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $16.99
Lovely work from Kimiko Kasai – easily one of the best female jazz vocalists on the Japanese scene in the 70s! Kimiko's got a wonderfully deep range – an ability to dip into lower notes when needed, but not in any sort of gimmicky way – just this full-voiced quality that makes ... (Vocalists) read more CD
(SHMCD pressing.)
 
 



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