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Gary BartzEpisode One – Children Of Harlem ... CD
Challenge/Solid (Japan), 1994. New Copy ... About March 18, 2020
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Count Basie with Oliver NelsonAfrique ... CD
Flying Dutchman/Solid (Japan), 1971. Used ... $16.99
One of the deepest albums that Count Basie ever recorded – thanks to some great arrangements and backings by Oliver Nelson! Nelson's working in the same groovy mode he used with Jimmy Smith's excellent Verve sessions – and although the record doesn't have the same sort of star soloist ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Includes obi.)
Also available Afrique ... LP 9.99

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✨✧ Ed BickertEd Bickert ... CD
PM/Solid (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A sweet little set from Candian guitarist Ed Bickert – a record that's filled with amazing tones and colors, and which sparkles brightly from the very first note! The date's a trio outing – with Don Thompson on bass and Terry Clarke on drums – but Bickert's playing gives the ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the Modern Jazz Connection series!)

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✨✧ BohannonInsides Out ... CD
Dakar/Solid (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wonderful early record from Bohannon – and with a very different feel than usual! Although most of Bohannon's work from the time is up-tempo and funky, side two of this album has some amazing slow spacey cuts – done with a drum sound that's still quite hard, but just slower than ... (Soul) read more CD

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BohannonKeep On Dancin' (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Dakar/Solid (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $13.99
Massive grooves from the mighty Hamilton Bohannon – the kind of skittish, nervous rhythms that made his funk unlike any other artist of the 70s! There's a sense of rhythmic progression here that's super-tight, but often quite subtle in its inflections – a mode that went onto have a ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ BohannonStop & Go (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Dakar/Solid (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A killer bit of early funk from the great Hamilton Bohannon – and quite possibly his greatest album ever – a really unique approach to funky rhythms, with a sound that's unlike anything else we can think of! The album's got a slower funk sound than Bohannon's later disco groove a few ... (Soul) read more CD

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Ruby BraffRuby Braff Swings ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1954. New Copy ... $11.99
They're not kidding about the title – because the album's one of Ruby Braff's most swingin from the time – a sharp-edged quartet session that's filled with well-blown notes! Ruby's in the lead on all numbers on trumpet – getting support from Johnny Guarnieri on piano, Walter Page ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Hal McKusick Quartet – East Coast Jazz 8)
Also available Ruby Braff Swings (10 inch LP) ... LP 34.99

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✨✧ Peter BrownDo You Wanna Get Funky With Me (with bonus track) ... CD
TK/Solid (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A super-huge moment for Miami funk guru Peter Brown – a record instantly recognized by the silhouetted cover image of a perky nude in a window on the front, and for the very famous title hit, "Do You Wanna Get Funky With Me?" Despite its hit status, the record's actually a pretty ... (Soul) read more CD

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Channel 3Sweetest Thing/Someone Else's Arms ... 7-inch
Dakar/Solid (Japan), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
These guys are a great little vocal group from the glory days of Brunswick. They never cut a full LP, but this is an excellent little single that's got two great sides. "Sweetest Thing" is a nice loping groover – a bit like work by The Artistics, with a similar flair for a hook. ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Chi-Lites(For God's Sake) Give More Power To The People (with bonus track) ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Seminal work from one of the 70s greatest groups! The band had always been great at love songs and uptempo numbers – but this record has them moving into more righteous area, picking up on some of the more socially conscious soul of their generation that had been working its way up the ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Chi-LitesChi-Lites ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of our favorite albums ever from the legendary Chi-Lites – and a set that's sometimes passed over, because it didn't have a formal title or colorful cover! The self-titled set is a killer all the way through – filled with the kind of sublime harmonies that made the group easily one ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Chi-LitesGive It Away (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Excellent early material by The Chi-Lites – work that instantly soars above that of most of their contemporaries – with that incredible Windy City soul sound forged by the group's Eugene Record and producer Carl Davis! The groove is wonderful – free and easygoing, yet tight and ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Chi-LitesHalf A Love (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Nothing half about The Chi-Lites at all – as the group were always tremendous during their famous run at Brunswick Records – able to come across perfectly on mellow ballads and more upbeat numbers! This set is a wonderful illustration of the really unique Chicago-based approach that ... (Soul) read more CD
Also available Half A Love (plus more!) ... CD 14.99

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Chi-LitesI Like Your Lovin' – Do You Like Mine? ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $13.99
A stone stellar batch of tracks from the mighty Chi-Lites – and a record that really shows why the group were such a standout at the time! There's a freshness here that few other groups could ever hope to match – lots of new material, penned by group leader Eugene Record – and ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Chi-LitesLonely Man (with bonus track) ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the biggest records ever from The Chi-Lites – thanks to the "Oh Girl" title hit that's referenced on the cover! But apart from that ballad classic, the record's actually got a heck of a lot more to offer – some incredible harmony soul tracks that show that even during ... (Soul) read more CD

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Chi-LitesToby ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $13.99
A sweet soul killer from The Chi-Lites – and record that really shows them as one of the greatest harmony groups to ever come from Chicago! The vibe here is a bit more mellow than on previous records – and the trio step into some sublime ballads and love songs that really blow us away ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ CoffeeSlippin' & Dippin/Second Cup (with bonus track) ... CD
De-Lite/Solid (Japan), 1980/1982. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Two great albums from Coffee – back to back, and with a bonus track too! First up is Slippin & Dippin – work by a wonderful female soul trio from the Chicago scene of the 70s – and one we'd stand strongly next to the best gal groups from the Philly or New York scenes! In ... (Soul) read more CD
Also available Slippin' & Dippin' (with bonus tracks) ... CD 6.99

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✨✧ Tyrone DavisCan I Change My Mind ... CD
Dakar/Solid (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The debut album from Tyrone Davis – a supreme achievement for the Chicago soul scene of the late 60s, and a record with a sound that would set the standard for years to come! Tyrone had been bumping around as a blusier singer before this set – but here, working with arrangements by Don ... (Soul) read more CD

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Tyrone DavisTurn Back The Hands Of Time (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Dakar/Solid (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $13.99
The second album from Chicago soul legend Tyrone Davis – and every bit as wonderful as his first! Like that set, this one bounces along on a wave of well cast Chisoul arrangements – penned by Tom Washington and Willie Henderson, with a great mix of the sweet and the rough – ... (Soul) read more CD

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Buddy DeFrancoLike Someone In Love ... CD
Progressive/Solid (Japan), 1989. Used ... $14.99
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(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Kenny DorhamJazz Contemporary (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Time/Solid (Japan), 1960. Used ... $14.99
Great work from one of the hippest jazz contemporaries of the late 60s – trumpeter Kenny Dorham, a player who was really coming into his own by the time of this album! The record has Kenny with a nice sort of edge – not as boldly experimental as his 60s work for Blue Note, but ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Includes obi.)

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✨✧ Kenny DorhamShowboat ... CD
Time/Solid (Japan), 1960. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Not the Broadway record that you might guess from the title, but a great showboat for the hipper talents of trumpeter Kenny Dorham! The album is made up of tunes from the famous show, but the presentation here is quite strongly hardbop – blown by Kenny with the same mix of sweet and modern ... (Jazz) read more CD
(2017 pressing, includes obi!)

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Urszula DudziakFuture Talk (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Inner City/Solid (Japan), 1979. Used ... $13.99
A wonderful album of hip jazzy vocals from Urszula Dudziak – an amazing singer who was sort of Poland's version of Flora Purim! Like Flora, Urszula had a fierce scatting and riffing style that broke way past the work of earlier female jazz singers – and she always applied this style to ... (Vocalists) read more CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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✨✧ DynamicsWhat A Shame (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Black Gold/Solid (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A bit sweet soul, a bit funky – and a real indie soul classic from the early 70s! The album's the second from The Dynamics – a group from Detroit, but one who work here with a style that's much more in the east coast mode of the All Platinum/Stang generation! The production is nice ... (Soul) read more CD

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Teddy EdwardsGood Gravy (Timeless) ... CD
Timeless/Solid (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $7.99
A great later date from tenorist Teddy Edwards – captured at a time when he'd been away from the recording scene for a bit, but only seemed to deepen his talents on the saxophone in the process! The tracks here are long and very open – in that style that the Timeless label pioneered ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Booker ErvinBook Cooks ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1960. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the greatest albums on the Bethlehem label – and one of the first albums as a leader by the legendary Booker Ervin! At the time of the set, Ervin had come off a great stint with the Charles Mingus group – one that inflected his rootsy Texas tenor tones with a sharper modern edge ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Hal McKusick Quartet – East Coast Jazz 8)
Also available Book Cooks ... LP 14.99

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✨✧ Art FarmerSoul Eyes (with bonus track) ... CD
Enja/Solid (Japan), 1992. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Never-failing genius from Art Farmer – recording here in his later years, and working in that long and open-ended mode we love so much! There's few trumpeters who could make a record like this work – but Farmer's got a tremendous ability to stretch out on longer tunes with well-crafted ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Maryann Farra & Satin SoulNever Gonna Leave You (with bonus track) ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $13.99
A 70s indie club classic – and the only album we've ever seen from Maryann Farra & Satin Soul! The group have a sound that's equal parts Brunswick Chicago soul and New York early disco groove – a combination that's brought out even more by the production talents of disco maestro ... (Soul) read more CD

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Victor FeldmanYoung Vic ... CD
Esquire/Solid (Japan), Late 40s/Early 50s. Used ... $18.99
Victor Feldman's a musician who rose to later fame (and a fair bit of studio work) on the American scene – but here, he's heard back in his native England – on a set of early recordings that showcase his talents on piano, vibes, and drums! The first five tracks are with John Dankworth ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Hiroshi FukumuraFirst Flight – Hiroshi Fukumura Live ... CD
Trio/Solid (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $22.99
A great live date from one of our favorite trombonists of the 70s – a really unusual player who made some great personal strides on the instrument with records like these! The session's a live one, with a very open feel – long, flowing tracks that are similar to the sorts you'd hear ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the "Nippon Jazz Spirits 48" series!)

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Terry GibbsHootenanny My Way ... CD
Time/Solid (Japan), 1963. Used ... $11.99
A hip hootenanny from vibist Terry Gibbs – hardly the folksy set you might guess from the title, and instead a lively batch of small combo tunes that grooves better than most of Gibbs' work from the 60s! Most tracks are of traditional origin – folk tunes, if you will – but the ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Includes obi.)

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Terry Gibbs/Sal NesticoTerry Gibbs & Sal Nestico ... CD
Time/Solid (Japan), 1963. Used ... $14.99
One of the most hard-grooving albums we've ever heard from jazz vibist Terry Gibbs – and a set that's full of surprises throughout! First, Nat Pierce plays jazz organ, instead of his usual piano – which gives the whole thing an R&B current you'd never expect – especially from ... (Jazz) read more CD
(2017 pressing, includes obi.)

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✨✧ Steve GrossmanLive At Cafe Praga ... CD
Solid/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1990. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Tenorist Steve Grossman takes on mostly familiar tunes, but in a very unbridled way – opening them up in the European live setting – as on classic albums of this nature from Dexter Gordon or Johnny Griffin a generation before! Grossman's almost a tenor talent born out of time – a ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Steve GrossmanTerra Firma ... CD
PM/Solid (Japan), 1975/1976. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A stone slammer from saxophonist Steve Grossman – and a set that's served up in the same funky style as the best work by the related Stone Alliance combo! The core trio features tremendous interplay between the hard-biting tenor of Steve Grossman the funky bass of Gene Perla, and slamming ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the Modern Jazz Connection series!)

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Motohiko HinoToko Flash ... CD
Trio/Solid (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $22.99
Really unique work from a trio led by drummer Motohiko Hino, and which features Masahiko Satoh on piano and Nobuyoshi Ino on bass – all players who aren't content to just rest in the usual piano trio modes of the time, and who instead really break open the format with their creative work on ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the "Nippon Jazz Spirits 48" series!)

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✨✧ Masaru ImadaAndalusian Breeze (with bonus track) ... CD
Trio/Solid (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful little record, with some of the slight exotic touches you might expect from the title – as the group features Kazumi Watanabe on acoustic and electric guitar, and Yuji Imamura on percussion – both musicians who help open up the sound of the trio core into much warmer ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the "Nippon Jazz Spirits 48" series!)

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✨✧ Masaru ImadaBlue Marine ... CD
Trio/Solid (Japan), 1982. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Japanese pianist Masaru Imada is in his best fusion mode here – working with great help from American players Tom Browne on trumpet, Grover Washington Jr on soprano and tenor sax, Steve Khan on guitar, Anthony Jackson on bass, and Steve Jordan on drums! Imada plays both acoustic and electric ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the "Nippon Jazz Spirits 48" series!)

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✨✧ Masaru ImadaCarnival (with bonus track) ... CD
Trio/Solid (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Masaru Imada gets a bit tropical here, but also picks up some great help on horns – thanks to guest work from the Brecker Brothers, whose performance on a few tracks really help give the set a strong soul fusion vibe! The core sounds come from Imada's quintet – which has the leader ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the "Nippon Jazz Spirits 48" series!)

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✨✧ Elvin Jones with Jan Hammer & Gene PerlaElvin Jones Is On The Mountain ... CD
PM/Solid (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An overlooked gem from Elvin Jones' mid 70s years – and a sweet fusion jammer that has the best kick of the classics on the PM label! The group's a trio, with Jones on drums, Gene Perla on bass, and Jan Hammer on drums – and Elvin may be the leader of the set, but the real strength of ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the Modern Jazz Connection series!)

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Brooks Kerr/Paul Quinichette QuartetPrevue ... CD
Famous Door/Solid (Japan), 1974. Used ... $18.99
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(Includes obi.)

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Toshinori KondoTaihen (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Polydor/Solid (Japan), 1984. New Copy ... $22.99
One of those really unique records that trumpeter Toshinori Kondo gave us in the 80s – not really fusion, but not avant either all – yet a very unusual criss-crossing of electric and acoustic impulses, with a vibe that's all its own! Kondo's clearly drawing a bit of inspiration from ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the "Nippon Jazz Spirits 48" series!)

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Toshinori Kondo & Tibetan Blue Air Liquid BandKhuchyu Fuyhu ... CD
Polydor/Solid (Japan), 1983. New Copy ... $22.99
Trumpeter Toshinori Kondo may have cut some avant-oriented material over the years – but this set is a different sort of record – one that's cut with his Tibetan Blue Air Liquid Band, in a playful mix of rhythms, tones, and jazz! The approach is maybe post-fusion, inflected with a bit ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the "Nippon Jazz Spirits 48" series!)

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✨✧ Pat LabarberaPass It On ... CD
PM/Solid (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A strong little set from the upstate scene that circled around PM Records in the mid 70s – one headed up by sax player Pat Labarbera, and which features Gene Perla on bass, Joe Labarbera on drums, and either Richie Beirach or Don Thompson on piano! Pat plays tenor, soprano, and flute – ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the Modern Jazz Connection series!)

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David LiebmanPicture Show ... CD
Solid (Japan), 1984. New Copy ... $16.99
A really unusual solo album from Dave Liebman – one that doesn't just feature saxophones, but also a variety of other instruments as well – including piano, percussion, and even a bit of electronics! Each track has a different approach, and Dave is overdubbed on some – mixing ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the Modern Jazz Connection series!)

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Abbey Lincoln with Archie SheppGolden Lady ... CD
Inner City/Solid (Japan), 1981. Used ... $13.99
A wonderfully moody album from Abbey Lincoln – one that's a bit more laidback than some of her other efforts, but no less soulful! There's kind of a broken, jagged sound to the record – a late nite vibe that's blue and melancholy, and which gets some great support from the tenor sax of ... (Vocalists) read more CD
(Includes obi.)

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Little BeaverBeaver Fever ... CD
Cat/Solid (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $22.99
It's easy to get Beaver Fever when things sound this great – a wonderful modern soul take on the sound of Little Beaver from the 70s – serve up with plenty of warm tones, and a nicely matured version of Beaver's styles! All the bluesy bits from the start are gone, and some of the ... (Soul) read more CD

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Little BeaverBlack Rhapsody ... CD
Cat/Solid (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $22.99
Incredible funky guitar – an all-instrumental gem from the legendary Little Beaver – quite different than his other vocal albums of the 70s, and a fair bit funkier too! The sound here is amazing – lots of snakey compressed guitar parts, nice wah wah moments, and a dope laidback ... (Soul) read more CD

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Little BeaverParty Down ... CD
Cat/Solid (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A funky classic from Little Beaver – one of the best albums to come out of the Miami scene of the mid 70s! Little Beaver lays down some righteous guitar and heavy vocals over a cool spare backing groove on this one. It's a party, alright, but it's got the feel of the smoldering, latenight ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Lost GenerationSly, Slick & The Wicked (with bonus track) ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the greatest harmony soul albums to ever come out of Chicago – a sublime batch of tracks that showed that the mighty talents of The Lost Generation could easily match the best vocal group work coming out of the east coast at the time! The sound here is somewhere in the moody, mellow ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Lost GenerationYoung, Tough & Terrible (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
They're young and tough – and especially wonderful too – easily one of the most compelling harmony soul groups to ever hail from the Windy City! The set's a Chicago soul gem from the early 70s – recorded with a laidback, slightly tripped-out vibe that's different than the tighter ... (Soul) read more CD

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Warne Marsh Quartet Featuring Joe AlbanyWarne Marsh Quartet Featuring Joe Albany Live At Dana Point 1957 – Vol 1 ... CD
VSOP/Solid (Japan), 1957. Used ... $13.99
Key work from tenor saxophonist Warne Marsh – recorded at a crucial point in his career, and in a setting that brings out the best in his horn! Warne's studio work of the 50s has been well documented elsewhere – partially because there's so little of it, and all of it so great – ... (Jazz) read more CD
(2017 pressing, includes obi.)
Also available Warne Marsh Quartet Featuring Joe Albany Live At Dana Point 1957 – Vol 2 ... CD 13.99

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Warne Marsh Quartet Featuring Joe AlbanyWarne Marsh Quartet Featuring Joe Albany Live At Dana Point 1957 – Vol 2 ... CD
VSOP/Solid (Japan), 1957. Used ... $13.99
Key work from tenor saxophonist Warne Marsh – recorded at a crucial point in his career, and in a setting that brings out the best in his horn! Warne's studio work of the 50s has been well documented elsewhere – partially because there's so little of it, and all of it so great – ... (Jazz) read more CD
(2017 pressing, includes obi!)
Also available Warne Marsh Quartet Featuring Joe Albany Live At Dana Point 1957 – Vol 1 ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Vaughan Mason & CrewBounce, Rock, Skate, Roll (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Massive! This is probably the best-ever album of rollerskating grooves – and is the most famous entry into a short-lived funk genre that sprung up around the rollerskating craze of the late 70s and early 80s. The rollerskate sound took a tight stepping funk groove from earlier years, and ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ George McCraeWe Did It ... CD
TK/Solid (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Maybe the most obscure 70s album from George McCrae – but a tight little set that still has the singer at the top of his Miami Soul game! The album features lots of production help from KC – of Sunshine Band fame – and the rhythms are in that skittish Miami mode that worked so ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Gwen McCraeMelody Of Life ... CD
Cat/Solid (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An underground gem from Gwen McCrae – and the record that first set the tone for her dancefloor classics for Atlantic in the 80s! The album has Gwen shaking off some of the southern soul of her roots – stretching the genre out to hit notes that are much more in tune with modern soul of ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Reggie MooreWishbone ... CD
Mainstream/Solid (Japan), 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An overlooked trio date from an equally overlooked player – the understated Reggie Moore, an artist who strongly carries a 60s soul jazz vibe into the 70s idiom of Mainstream Records! Moore's got a very strong left hand, and a quality that would have been right at home next to the early ... (Jazz) read more CD
(2017 pressing, includes obi.)

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Kathryn MosesMusic In My Heart ... CD
PM/Solid (Japan), 1978/1979. Used ... $2.99
The second album from Kathryn Moses – a sweet mix of warm vocals, funky flute, and even a bit of sax! Kathyrn's as great a singer as she is an instrumentalist – and the album offers equal parts of her talents – stepping out with a style that's often a bit funky at the bottom, ... (Vocalists) read more CD
(Includes obi.)

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Naoki NishiMy Little Suede Shoes ... CD
Trio/Solid (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
The title might be a little cutesy, but the album's a rock-solid effort from pianist Naoki Nishi – an artist who's maybe not as well-known on these shores as some of his Japanese contemporaries, but who delivers a wonderful performance throughout! The album's a trio date – all acoustic ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the "Nippon Jazz Spirits 48" series!)

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✨✧ Open SkyOpen Sky ... CD
PM/Solid (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A lesser-known side of early work from the great Dave Liebman – a very hip trio that also features Frank Tusa on bass and Bob Moses on drums and kalimba! The sound is very open, very spacious, and surprisingly spiritual – more so than some of Liebman's other work, especially in later ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the Modern Jazz Connection series!)

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George OtsukaMaracaibo Cornpone ... CD
Trio/Solid (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $22.99
A cool 70s set from Japanese drummer George Otsuka – much more fusion-based than his work of the 60s, with some great help from an assortment of American and Japanese players! Many tunes have an angular, searching sort of feel – but there's also a nice dose of funk too, choppier ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the "Nippon Jazz Spirits 48" series!)

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✨✧ Quiet EleganceQuiet Elegance – The Hi Records Single Collection ... CD
Hi Records/Solid (Japan), Mid 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The complete Hi Records singles of Quiet Elegance – a great 70s soul female trio formed by two former members of The Glories, and one of Martha & The Vandellas – who recorded for Hi with some mighty great production work from Willie Mitchell! The girls have a style that's similar ... (Soul) read more CD

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Raw Soul ExpressRaw Soul Express (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Cat/Solid (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $22.99
A monster of a rare funk album – recorded by a tight little combo who should have been huge! Raw Soul Express have a touch of jazz in their playing – coming off here with a sound that reminds us of Wood Brass & Steel, and a rare few other funk acts of the time who knew how to do ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Sonny RedSonny Red ... CD
Mainstream/Solid (Japan), 1971. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic album as a leader from Sonny Red – a saxophonist who never got much chance to record under his own name, but always gave us something special when he did! Sonny recorded famously with Donald Byrd and Curtis Fuller in the 60s – but here, he's in an even hipper 70s mode of ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Includes obi.)

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Reid IncReid Inc ... CD
TK/Solid (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $19.99
An obscure female soul project from 70s-era TK Records – one that features production by Clarence Reid, hence the group's name! The groove here is very much in the best Miami club mode of the time – upbeat, but still nicely gritty overall – more fast funk in the instrumentation, ... (Soul) read more CD

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Pharoah SandersWelcome To Love ... CD
Timeless/Solid (Japan), 1991. New Copy ... About March 18, 2020
Mellow work from Pharoah – a set of standards blown in a soulful late night style, with backing by William Henderson on piano, Stafford James on bass, and Ecclesion Wainwright on drums. The format is surprisingly captivating, largely because Pharoah's tone is always such a treat – and ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Ronnie ScottGreat Scott – Studio Recordings Volume 1 ... CD
Esquire/Solid (Japan), Late 40s/Early 50s. Used ... $11.99
Some of the earliest work as a leader from British saxophone legend Ronnie Scott – the first player on the scene in the postwar years who could rival the talents of American musicians on the horn! Scott sounds wonderful here – in material that's all small group combos, different than ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Includes obi.)

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Ronnie ScottLive At The Jazz Club ... CD
Esquire/Solid (Japan), 1952/1953. Used ... $14.99
Early live material from British tenor giant Ronnie Scott – sides not recorded at his own famous club, but by the BBC for broadcast – which maybe makes them some of Scott's first recordings of this nature, and certainly some of the best from the time! The first large chunk of material ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Includes obi.)

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Bernie Senesky/Gene Perla/Doug RileyInvitation ... CD
PM/Solid (Japan), 2009. New Copy ... $16.99
A great little record from Bernie Senesky – a Canadian pianist who doesn't always get the recognition he deserves on this side of the border, but who can always blow us away! Bernie's got a fantastic command of the piano – this bold, wide range at times – but also with more ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the Modern Jazz Connection series!)

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✨✧ Sound InvestmentSound Investment ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Tight funky soul from this really great 70s combo – a group with a sound that's much more like the funky 45 underground of the early part of the decade than you might guess from the date of the record! The style is a mix of deep soul with funky undercurrents – and some vocals are by an ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Stone AllianceHeads Up ... CD
PM/Solid (Japan), 1979/1980. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Stone Alliance move down to a duo here – the mighty team of Don Alias on drums and Gene Perla on bass – and the pair bring in a whole host of great guest stars to take the place of recently-departed reedman Steve Grossman! To us, the record would be more than great enough on its own ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the Modern Jazz Connection series!)

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✨✧ Stone AllianceLive In Amsterdam ... CD
PM/Solid (Japan), 1977. Used ... Out Of Stock
Full-on sounds from the mighty Stone Alliance trio – a record that comes on strong right from the start, then doesn't let up for a minute! We love the studio albums from this group in the 70s, but they seem especially on fire on this live date from the late 70s – a firey fusion of the ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Includes obi.)

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✨✧ Stone AllianceLive In Amsterdam ... CD
PM/Solid (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Full-on sounds from the mighty Stone Alliance trio – a record that comes on strong right from the start, then doesn't let up for a minute! We love the studio albums from this group in the 70s, but they seem especially on fire on this live date from the late 70s – a firey fusion of the ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the Modern Jazz Connection series!)

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✨✧ Stone AllianceLive In Buenos Aries ... CD
PM/Solid (Japan), 1977. Used ... Out Of Stock
A previously-unreleased live set by this smoking 70s trio – a legendary powerhouse that was often able to work with the same sharpness as the most hard-hitting fusion groups, but in a style that was all acoustic all the way through! The great Gene Perla's on bass – setting up these ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Includes obi.)

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✨✧ Stone AllianceStone Alliance ... CD
PM/Solid (Japan), 1975/1976. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An amazing little group – and one of the real standouts in indie jazz during the 70s! Stone Alliance are a killer power trio made up of players who'd previously worked for Elvin Jones – and all three of them have inherited a frenzied sense of rhythm from Jones – and that great ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the Modern Jazz Connection series!)

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✨✧ Street PeopleStreet People (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Vigor/Solid (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Uptempo east coast club soul – not entirely disco, and more like the indie work of the immediate generation before – a time when groups were picking up their groove a bit more than before, creating some lean, soulful tempos for the dancefloor! Arrangements are by Bert DeCoteaux and ... (Soul) read more CD

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Kunihiko SuganoOpa Brazil ... CD
Trio/Solid (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $22.99
A really groovy album from pianist Kunihiko Sugano – a set that has the leader working on Fender Rhodes, but often with a touch that has the sharpness of an acoustic piano – which is then underscored by some strong use of acoustic percussion as well! The album's definitely got the ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the "Nippon Jazz Spirits 48" series!)

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Timeless All StarsTimeless Heart ... CD
Timeless/Solid (Japan), 1983. New Copy ... About March 18, 2020
Masterful work from one of the greatest all-star groups in jazz – a short lived sextet that featured some of the best players working for Timeless Records – and a group that recalls the brilliance of the early recordings of Harold Land and Bobby Hutcherson! Both Hutcherson and Land are ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ John TropeaShort Trip To Space ... CD
Marlin/Solid (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A funky fusion classic from John Tropea – the great guitarist who cut a wealth of studio work for other players, and a rare few albums under his own name! This set's got a tight, yet soulful finish – very much in the spirit of the best work on CTI or Kudu during the mid 70s – ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the "TK Records – The Miami Sound, Original Soul, Funk & Disco Collection" series!)

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✨✧ John TropeaTo Touch You Again ... CD
Marlin/Solid (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Sweet 70s fusion from John Tropea – a tightly-crafted album, but one that's never too slick, and which still has plenty of soul! Tropea's that rare breed who actually sounds better with a bit more polish – and he seems to draw magically from the high quality of studio support he gets ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the "TK Records – The Miami Sound, Original Soul, Funk & Disco Collection" series!)
Also available To Touch You Again ... LP 9.99

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✨✧ John TropeaTropea ... CD
Marlin/Solid (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The first album from guitarist John Tropea – an ace 70s session musician, who played on countless records for other folks – and a surprisingly great leader and arranger in his own right too! Tropea's working here in a vibe that's clearly influenced by the CTI sound – smooth but ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the "TK Records – The Miami Sound, Original Soul, Funk & Disco Collection" series!)

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✨✧ Tony Valor Sounds OrchestraGotta Get It (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Sweet disco work from Tony Valor – one of the most enigmatic club artists of the 70s, stepping out here in a soaring set that's mixed by the great Tom Moulton! The record's got a unique sound that's almost more instrumental soul than the usual disco grooves – just a bit of vocals from ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Wales Wallace/Johnny HowardThat Ain't The Way/The Chase Is On ... 7-inch
Bashie/Solid (Japan), Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Two rare Chicago soul tracks – both produced by Willie Henderson! "That Ain't The Way" is brilliant – a tune that begins with this bouncing, soulful groove – perfect Chi-soul from the late 60s – and which is topped by these incredible vocals from Wales Wallace ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited Japanese pressing!)

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Leon WareInside Is Love ... CD
TK/Solid (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $22.99
A great moment in the career of the mighty Leon Ware – a set recorded after his famous 70s work for Motown, and before his return to fame at Elektra – but still with a super-tight quality that shows that Leon was always great, no matter what the setting! Leon's warm, mellow, and ... (Soul) read more CD
Also available Inside Is Love ... LP 13.99

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Jack WilkinsMerge ... CD
Chiaroscuro/Solid (Japan), 1977. Used ... $14.99
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(2017 pressing, includes obi!)

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Jackie WilsonHigher & Higher ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... $13.99
A wonderful little album from Jackie Wilson – one that helped him redefine his sound and save his career! Jackie's earlier work for Brunswick was a mish-mash of styles that ranged from raw R&B to smooth supper-club jazz to silly novelty numbers, all of which had gotten pretty stale by ... (Soul) read more CD
Also available Higher & Higher (180 gram pressing) ... LP 26.99

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✨✧ Young & CompanyI Like What You're Doing To Me (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The only full length album we've ever seen from this youthful combo – and a killer set that's gotten plenty of play over the years! Young & Company were an obscure New Jersey group who struck big momentarily with the single "I Like What You're Doing To Me", and got a brief ... (Soul) read more CD
Also available I Like What You're Doing To Me (180 gram pressing) ... LP 28.99

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✨✧ VariousDe-Lite 45s – DJ's Choice 1969 to 1976 – Selected By Daisuke Kuroda ... CD
De-Lite/Solid (Japan), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great collection of funky 45s from the De-Lite family of labels – most of which were never issued on any sort of full-length album! In addition to singles issued by De-Lite – best known as the key home of Kool & The Gang – the set also features tracks from the related Vigor ... (Funky Compilations) read more CD

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VariousDe-Lite Dance Delights – Mixed By DJ Spinna ... CD
De-Lite/Solid (Japan), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $13.99
DJ Spinna takes on the catalog of the mighty De-Lite Records – pulling together key cuts from the label's second chapter, to create a non-stop mix of soulful club music that runs for nearly 80 minutes in length! Most of the music here follows in the best club traditions of Kool & The ... (Funky Compilations) read more CD

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✨✧ VariousFree Soul TK ... CD
TK/Solid (Japan), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A deep double-dip into the legendary TK Records catalog of Miami Soul – and one that offers up a very different version of the label than you might know from the hits! This 2CD set follows in the best tradition of the Free Soul series from Japan – which means that the collection is ... (Funky Compilations) read more CD

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VariousMessage From TK – It's A Miami Modern Soul World ... CD
TK/Solid (Japan), Late 70s. New Copy ... $22.99
A soulful message from the 70s – served up here on a collection that focuses on a mighty nice side of the TK Records label from back in the day! TK hit big fame with its Miami spin on disco in the mid 70s, but the label also had a great ear for other sorts of soul music too – and here, ... (Funky Compilations) read more CD

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✨✧ VariousReadymade Digs Brunswick ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The Readymade crew turn their talents to a host of tracks from the legendary Brunswick Records – serving up a really joyous mix of Chicago soul that definitely lives up to the best side of their sound! Brunswick soul is usually a lot more upbeat and positive than that of some of their ... (Funky Compilations) read more CD
 
 



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