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Pepper AdamsTwelfth & Pingree ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99
Exactly the kind of session that really lets Pepper Adams show his stuff – full of long, live tracks that really have Adams stretching out on baritone – handling the instrument with soul, depth, and dexterity that might well be unmatched during this point in his career! The quartet ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the Enja Jazz Master Works series!)

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Harold AlexanderSunshine Man ... CD
Flying Dutchman/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... About December 18, 2019
A wicked bit of funky jazz from reedman Harold Alexander – and a set that's much sharper and harder-edged than some of his later work! There's maybe a bit of freedom in the mix, here too – some post-Coltrane spiritualism that mixes with some of the more funk-based currents – ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ AnacostiaAnacostia (1978) (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Tabu/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99
Anacostia make the move to Tabu Records for this sweet second set – and they seem to have picked up more of a groove along the way! The same elements as before are firmly in place here – production by Charles Kipps, with supervision from Van McCoy – but the groove is a bit more ... (Soul) read more CD

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Average White BandRare Tracks Vol 1 – Clover Sessions & More ... CD
Ultra Vybe (Japan), New Copy ... About December 18, 2019
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Average White BandRare Tracks Vol 2 – Single Editions & More ... CD
Ultra Vybe (Japan), New Copy ... About December 18, 2019
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B Baker Chocolate CoB Baker Chocolate Co ... CD
LC/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $16.99
Pure genius from the B Baker Chocolate Company – a set that's equal parts fusion and soul, held together by these rich arrangements that really send the whole thing home! The album's never too slick, yet has a sense of perfection that matches some of the best soulful fusion dates at Blue ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the Groove Merchant Mo' Groovy Collection!)

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Gene Barge, David Matthews, & Andre DavisStony Island – Original Soundtrack ... CD
TK/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... About December 18, 2019
A sweet set of soundtrack funk – from a film named after one of our favorite streets in Chicago! Although the record's got an approach that's perhaps a bit tighter and smoother than anything going down on Stony in the late 70s, it does manage to share a good deal of styles with the Chi-soul ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Barrino BrothersLivin' High Off The Goodness Of Your Love (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Invictus/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $13.99
The only album ever by The Barrino Brothers – a stellar early 70s harmony group, and one who could sing with the best of the east coast scene of the time! The whole set's got a feel that's very much in the best mode of groups like The Modulations, Soul Generation, and even The O'Jays – ... (Soul) read more CD
Also available Livin' High Off The Goodness Of Your Love (180 gram pressing) ... LP 28.99

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Beginning Of The EndBeginning Of The End (with bonus track) ... CD
Alston/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... About December 18, 2019
One of the rarest funky records of all time – the hard-to-find second album by Beginning Of The End! This West Indian combo hit it big with their first album on Alston, but this second set, for some strange reason, never really got distributed – which is a damn shame, because it's ... (Soul) read more CD

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BohannonBohannon (with bonus track) ... CD
Dakar/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... About December 18, 2019
A massive amount of fast funk groovers from the mighty Hamilton Bohannon – just the kind of skittish, upbeat, and totally amazing tracks that have made him a legend for years! The sound is really stripped down – usually just bass, drums, and guitar – wrapped together in this ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ BrainstormJourney To The Light (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Tabu/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A tremendous little album from Brainstorm – funky and clubby at the same time – yet delivered with this righteous energy that few of their contemporaries could ever hope to match! There's a perfect melding of modes going on here that may well rival Earth Wind & Fire at their best ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ BrainstormStormin (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Tabu/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $13.99
A set that definitely lives up to its title – a stone stormer from Brainstorm – one of the tightest funky ensembles of their generation, and one of the few who could go deep while still laying down a groove! The set's got a perfect balance of modes – enough of the appeal of ... (Soul) read more CD
Also available Stormin' ... LP 8.99

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BrandyeCrossover To Brandye ... CD
Kayvette/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... About December 18, 2019
A killer bit of female soul by a very short-lived group – one with a great sound that comes out of some real criss-crossing of styles – some deep soul currents, but some hipper modern soul touches at the top! The set was produced by Brad Shapiro, and has a good blend of his modern and ... (Soul) read more CD

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Funky BrownThese Songs Will Last Forever ... CD
Glades/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... About December 18, 2019
Sweet grooves from Funky Brown – an artist who's more soul-based than you'd guess from his name, and who works here in the hippest Miami modes of the mid 70s! The album's got this warm glow that's mighty nice – even smoother and more mature than some of the Timmy Thomas work of the ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Don BryantPrecious Soul ... CD
Hi Records/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $13.99
A real lost treasure on Hi Records – one of the few albums ever cut by Don Bryant, a singer whose talents seemed to be eclipsed by the rising stars of Al Green and Ann Peebles – but who was every bit as great! Bryant's got a sound here that's still firmly in the Hi style forged by ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Billy Butler & InfinityHung Up On You ... CD
Pride/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $13.99
A gem of a record from the great Billy Butler – brother of better-known Jerry from the Chicago scene, and maybe best known for his northern soul work of the 60s – but a hell of a great artist here in a rare group soul date from the 70s! Billy's lead vocals are supported by the Infinity ... (Soul) read more CD

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Jerry Butler/Jerry PetersMelinda – Original Soundtrack (with bonus track) ... CD
Pride/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... About December 18, 2019
One of Jerry Butler's funkiest moments of the 70s – served up in a fantastic soundtrack co-penned and arranged by the great Jerry Peters! Peters is best known for his hip work with a variety of soul acts in the studio, but he really steps out here for the score to Melinda – a lesser-kno ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Hadley CalimanIapetus ... CD
Mainstream/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic statement of soul from reedman Hadley Caliman – a player who gave us a handful of really amazing albums in the 70s! This set is definitely one of those gems – as it's got this flowing mix of spiritual currents that's really powerful – maybe more of a west coast take ... (Jazz) read more CD

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GC CameronGive Me Your Love ... CD
Malaco/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1983. New Copy ... $9.99
A wonderful later album from GC Cameron – a singer you might know best as the early lead in The Spinners – sounding quite different here in a Malaco Records setting! The album's got Cameron slow-stepping through some great mellow soul cuts – warm, sensuous tunes that work ... (Soul) read more CD
(Part of the Malaco Definitive Collection, The Truth Of Southern Soul Series!)

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✨✧ John Carter & Bobby BradfordFlight For Four ... CD
Flying Dutchman/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Spectacular work from one of the most groundbreaking groups of its time – the legendary John Carter/Bobby Bradford Quartet – quite possibly the hippest thing going in the LA scene of the late 60s! The group includes Carter on alto and tenor, Bradford on trumpet – working together ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the Flying Dutchman 1000 Master Collection!)

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✨✧ Chairmen Of The BoardBittersweet (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Invictus/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
An excellent album from this sublime soul trio! The record's got a nice heavy style – similar to the funky soul that was creeping into the sound of other artists on the Invictus label – and it rumbles along with a nice fuzzy edge that adds a whole new dimension to the incredible vocals ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Chairmen Of The BoardGive Me Just A Little More Time ... CD
Invictus/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A landmark album of 70s soul – and perhaps the most enduring full LP by this enigmatic harmony group! The vocals of General Crook alone are more than enough to win us over – some of the most distinct lead soul singing we've ever heard, pitched perfectly with the backings of the rest of ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Otis ClayHi Records Single Collection ... CD
Hi Records/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $13.99
A great slice of work from Chicago soul singer Otis Clay – a collection of his 70s singles for the Hi Records label – a number of which never appeared on his albums at the time! Clay's work was some of the best male soul on the label next to Al Green – and he received a similar ... (Soul) read more CD

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CollageDo You Like Our Music? (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Solar/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $22.99
One of the less-remembered acts of the Solar Records west coast soul scene – but a great one too – and a group who step out beautifully on this killer set, thanks to great production help from The Whispers! Collage themselves have a tight, funky approach – heavy on basslines and ... (Soul) read more CD
(Part of the Solar Records Original Master Colleciton series!)

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CollageGet In Touch (with bonus track) ... CD
Solar/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1983. New Copy ... $22.99
Collage may not have been the biggest group during the legendary early run of Solar Records – but they were certainly one of the tightest – as you'll hear on this classic album of 80s groove! Collage boast a lot more members than their contemporaries – a total of 10 guys are ... (Soul) read more CD
(Part of the Solar Records Original Masters Collection!)

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CollageShine The Light (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Constellation/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1985. Used ... $16.99
Fantastic funky soul from the prime years of the jheri curl scene on the west coast – served up by a group who are maybe a more electro-styled combo than their labelmates The Whispers and Lakeside! Collage are even heavier on the basslines and keyboards than on the previous record – ... (Soul) read more CD
Also available Shine The Light ... LP 7.99

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✨✧ CollageShine The Light (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Constellation/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1985. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fantastic funky soul from the prime years of the jheri curl scene on the west coast – served up by a group who are maybe a more electro-styled combo than their labelmates The Whispers and Lakeside! Collage are even heavier on the basslines and keyboards than on the previous record – ... (Soul) read more CD
(Part of the Solar Records Original Master Collection series!)
Also available Shine The Light ... LP 7.99

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Ruth CopelandI Am What I Am (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Invictus/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... About December 18, 2019
A second sublime set from Ruth Copeland – a funky female singer from the Detroit scene of the early 70s, with key ties to the P-Funk universe, and a unique groove that mixes singer/songwriter modes with the fuzzier funkier elements of artists like Betty Davis or Yvonne Fair! There's a bit ... (Soul) read more CD
Also available I Am What I Am (180 gram pressing) ... LP 22.99

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✨✧ Lamont DozierLove & Beauty (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Invictus/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $13.99
A massive album by Lamont Dozier – probably his best ever! Every cut's a winner, and the LP shines with a sharpness and tightness that's missing from some of Lamont's other LPs from the 70s. The songwriting is impeccable – and as the album progresses, you get that eerie "deja ... (Soul) read more CD
Also available Love & Beauty (180 gram pressing) ... LP 26.99

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8th Day8th Day (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Invictus/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... About December 18, 2019
The first album by 8th Day – a record with a bit of a complicated pedigree, but a massive amount of 70s Detroit soul as well! The set was supposedly compiled to cash in on the group's hit single "She's Not Just Another Woman" – reportedly recorded by 100 Proof Aged In Soul, ... (Soul) read more CD

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8th DayI Gotta Get Home (Can't Let My Baby Get Lonely) (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Invictus/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... About December 18, 2019
A nicely complicated little record – and one of the funkiest albums on the legendary Invictus label! The 8th Day group was a loosely-conceived batch of Detroit soul talents designed to cash in on a concept of the Holland-Dozier-Holland team – and they weren't just a studio project, as ... (Soul) read more CD

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Frank FosterLoud Minority ... CD
Mainstream/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the most amazing albums ever from Frank Foster – a totally righteous set that's light years ahead of his earlier work with the Basie Band! The format here is right up there with the best on Strata East at the time – a large-group session that's filled with some of the hippest ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the Mainstream Records Master Collection!)

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FoxyHot Numbers (with bonus track) ... CD
Dash/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... About December 18, 2019
Way more than disco, a bit different than funk, and a lot cooler than you might guess from the image on the cover – a stone classic from Miami groovers Foxy, and easily one of their best records ever! The set's nice and tight right from the start – not really disco, but more of a ... (Soul) read more CD
Also available Hot Numbers ... LP 3.99

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✨✧ FoxyParty Boys ... CD
Dash/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Ish and the Foxy crew still going strong at the end of the 80s – although here, they seem to have dropped some of their Miami disco approach and are going for a sound that's got more of a New York new wave influence overall! There's almost some Ze Records touches on a few numbers – ... (Soul) read more CD
Also available Party Boys ... LP 3.99

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George FreemanNew Improved Funk ... CD
Groove Merchant/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $16.99
The title certainly gets it right – as the album's one of the funkiest ever from guitarist George Freeman, and one of the few to really hit that messed-up groove he was working in the clubs before his mid 70s retreat to Chicago! The style here is often all over the map – a mix of soul ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the Groove Merchant Mo' Groovy Collection!)

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✨✧ Curtis FullerCurtis Fuller Meets Roma Jazz Trio ... CD
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1982. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An overlooked 80s session from trombonist Curtis Fuller – and a great one too – a record that really returns the player to the powerful presence we first loved in his albums of the late 50s and early 60s! Fuller's the leadoff solo instrument throughout – working here with backing ... (Jazz) read more CD

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General CaineDangerous (Japanese pressing – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Ultra Vybe/Tabu (Japan), 1983. New Copy ... About December 18, 2019
General Caine's plenty dangerous here – so much so, they found a way to fuse an electric socket to the midsection of the model on the cover! That joke aside, though, the album's got the same tight approach to funk of the group's previous records – made maybe even tighter here by great ... (Soul) read more CD

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General CaineGirls (Japanese pressing – with bonus track) ... CD
Tabu/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1982. New Copy ... About December 18, 2019
General Caine's got plenty of girls on the cover, and plenty of funk in his groove – that bass-heavy style that made Caine one of the better mainstream funk acts of the time! The General is actually Mitch McDowell – who'd worked previously with James Brown and George Clinton, and ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Glass HouseInside The Glass House (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Invictus/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $13.99
A great album by one of lost groups on the Invictus label! Glass House were a stellar male/female vocal group with a good deep soul sound – very much in the spirit of other Invictus albums of the era, with a tremendous feel for down home, gritty soul but executed with the smooth HDH vibe ... (Soul) read more CD
Also available Inside The Glass House (with bonus tracks) ... CD 11.99

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Glass HouseInside The Glass House (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Invictus/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1971. Used ... $11.99
A great album by one of lost groups on the Invictus label! Glass House were a stellar male/female vocal group with a good deep soul sound – very much in the spirit of other Invictus albums of the era, with a tremendous feel for down home, gritty soul but executed with the smooth HDH vibe ... (Soul) read more CD
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Also available Inside The Glass House (with bonus tracks) ... CD 13.99

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Dusko GoykovichSketch Of Yugoslavia ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $26.99
A fantastic vintage set from the great trumpeter Dusko Goykovich – and a record that's very much in the best tradition of his groundbreaking early work! Goykovich emerged from the Yugoslavian scene during the key years of communist rule – and his bold, bright horn work was a shining ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Al GreenFree Soul – The Treasure Of Al Green ... CD
Hi Records/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $13.99
Over 80 minutes of magic from the great Al Green – a special entry into the Japanese-only series of Free Soul collections! The series often mixes together great tracks from different artists, but this volume features only music from the godlike Al himself – a warm, mellow blend of ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Al GreenTokyo Live ... CD
Cream/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99
A tasty double-live set from Al Green – one that has him working through longer versions of tunes than you'd hear on his studio albums, and really doing great in front of an appreciative Japanese crowd! The overall approach here is a bit more modern than on some of his older Hi albums – ... (Soul) read more CD

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Greens IIIRazor ... CD
Malaco/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1984. New Copy ... $9.99
Three gals – all named Greene – coming together in a sweet 80s update of girl group modes! There's a style here that's definitely in the same territory as the Mary Jane Girls – lots of catchy lyrics and sweet bubbling electro rhythms – but the girls also have this really ... (Soul) read more CD
(Part of the Malaco Definitive Collection, The Truth Of Southern Soul Series!)

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Sonny GreenwichEvol-ution, Love's Reverse ... CD
PM/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $16.99
One of the few albums ever cut by the great Canadian guitarist Sonny Greenwich – a player who might be best known to American ears for his one recording with Hank Mobley, but who went onto make some great music of his own during the 70s! Greenwich has a style that's loose and sprightly ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the Modern Jazz Connection series!)

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✨✧ Johnny Griffin & Art TaylorIn Copenhagen ... CD
Storyville/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Mid 60s live work from Johnny Griffin – recorded overseas with a really unbridled approach! The set is one of Griffin's first of its type – a series of 1964 performances at the Club Montmartre in Copenhagen – a club who virtually invented the long-drawn, solo-heavy style of ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Steve GrossmanLive At Cafe Praga ... CD
Solid/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1990. New Copy ... $13.99
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 GrossmanSome Shapes To Come ... CD
PM/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $16.99
Beautifully choppy jazz from Steve Grossman and his legendary 70s comrades Gene Perla and Don Alias – one of the heaviest hitting American combos of the time! The trio have a tight fusion sound that's as full-on as it is funky – and Grossman blows some amazing work on tenor and soprano ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the Modern Jazz Connection series!)
Also available Some Shapes To Come ... LP 34.99

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Chico HamiltonEl Exigente ... CD
Flying Dutchman/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $13.99
Great work from a fantastic period of drummer Chico Hamilton – a time when he'd moved way past the chamber jazz of his 50s years, and even some of his more freewheeling 60s modes on Impulse Records! Here, Chico seems really obsessed with rhythm – to a level where he's not afraid to ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the Flying Dutchman 1000 Master Collection!)
Also available El Exigente ... LP 11.99

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Roy HaynesRoy Haynes Hip Ensemble ... CD
Mainstream/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... About December 18, 2019
Drummer Roy Haynes works here with an ensemble that's definitely as hip as the title promises – a really righteous group that makes the album one of Roy's most spiritual records ever! Haynes was always a drummer who was really a cut above, even back at the start – but here, he really ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Terumasa HinoHino's Journey To Air (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Love/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1970. New Copy Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Trumpeter Terumasa Hino at a level that's quite different than most of his early work in Japan – recording in New York, and using a very spiritual approach – one that's clearly influenced by some of the other players in the session! The album features one long track – a bit ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the Deep Jazz Reality series!)

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Terumasa HinoLove Nature (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Love/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1970. New Copy Gatefold ... $29.99
An amazing moment from Japanese trumpeter Terumasa Hino – an early 70s session recorded in America – with fantastic work from Gary Bartz on alto and Reggie Workman on bass! The album's not like Hino's later American dates – which were often more fusion based – as the style ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the Deep Jazz Reality series!)

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Terumasa HinoPart – Terumasa Hino Meets Reggie Workman (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Love/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1970. New Copy Gatefold ... $29.99
A fantastic collaboration between Japanese trumpeter Terumasa Hino and avant bassist Reggie Workman – one that might seem unusual if you only know Hino's later work, but which was part of a few key collaborations that Hino and Workman did together at the start of the 70s – part of a ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the Deep Jazz Reality series!)

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✨✧ Terumasa HinoPeace & Love (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
TDK/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1970. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Groundbreaking work from Japanese trumpeter Terumasa Hino – recorded on an early trip to New York, back in 1970, working with a sextet that includes some of his own Japanese players, like drummer Motohiko Hino and pianist Hideo Ichikawa, plus the great American bassist Reggie Workman! The ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the Deep Jazz Reality series!)

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Johnny Hodges3 Shades Of Blue ... CD
Flying Dutchman/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $13.99
An excellent late Johnny Hodges album that mixes his supreme talents with two of the other big stars of the Flying Dutchman label – Oliver Nelson and Leon Thomas – both of whom contribute wonderfully to the set! Nelson arranged the whole album, and gives it the groovy feel of some of ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the Flying Dutchman 1000 Master Collection!)

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Richard Groove HolmesNew Groove ... CD
Groove Merchant/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... About December 18, 2019
Funky funky Groove Holmes – one of his tightest albums ever! The set's a monumental batch of organ jazz groovers – recorded with some larger backings from Manny Albam, and a super-dope, super-funk sort of 70s feel that's really outta site! The tracks are lean and very rhythmically ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Richard Groove HolmesNight Glider ... CD
Groove Merchant/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $16.99
Sweet 70s funk from the legendary Groove Holmes – an album that has his funky organ riffing nicely over some tight larger arrangements! The style is really great, and a nice departure from the smaller combo Groove Holmes sound of the 60s – more in keeping with his later Blue Note work, ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the Groove Merchant Mo' Groovy Collection!)

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✨✧ Richard Groove HolmesOnsaya Joy ... CD
Flying Dutchman/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Maybe one of the greatest albums ever cut by organist Richard Groove Holmes – and a set that's worth it alone for the massive title track! Groove soars right out of the gate on that one – taking up most of side one with help from a vamping trio of guitar and drums – while he ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the Flying Dutchman 1000 Master Collection!)

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✨✧ Honey ConeSweet Replies (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Hot Wax/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
The second album by Honey Cone – and the one that really broke them out of the box! The record's got a groove that gets going right from the start – a sense of upbeat, soulful energy that really shows why the Honey Cone approach was so different than most of the girl groups who came ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Honey ConeTake Me With You (with bonus track) ... CD
Hot Wax/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $13.99
A brilliant early set from Honey Cone – and a perfect illustration of the way the trio really moved past simple girl group modes of the 60s! There's a bold, proud, righteous tone to the record right from the start – thanks to these soaringly soulful vocals from the girls, and these ... (Soul) read more CD

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Incredible Bongo BandBongo Rock (with bonus track) ... CD
Pride/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Early 70s. New Copy ... About December 18, 2019
A landmark album that is perhaps the single most influential beat source in hip hop! The record was the brainchild of bongo player Michael Viner – who also happened to be running the Pride subsidiary of MGM at the time. Viner's got a meeeeeean touch on the bongo, hitting it hard and funky ... (Soul) read more CD

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JBsGroove Machine ... CD
TK/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... About December 18, 2019
A rock-solid groove machine from The JBs – an album that's a bit different than their earlier sides for People Records, yet still pretty wonderful overall! The approach is more club than funk – yet the grooves are still mostly live ensemble playing – kind of a ratcheted-up ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Lamont JohnsonMusic Of The Sun (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Tabu/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A soaring solo moment for Lamont Johnson – the bassist whose work was a big part of the Brainstorm ensemble at their start – and who really makes some great magic here on his own! It's clear from the set that Johnson was one of the more spiritual members of Brainstorm – as the ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Syl JohnsonBack For A Taste Of Your Love ... CD
Hi Records/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $13.99
A great second-chapter effort from the legendary Syl Johnson – a sweet little record in which Johnson's raw vocals come into play with the tighter, warmer sound of Hi Records – with amazing results that have made the album a classic for years! The blend here is great – as Johnson' ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Syl JohnsonTotal Explosion ... CD
Hi Records/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99
A wicked explosion from the legendary Syl Johnson – one of his smoking sets for Hi Records – done with solid soulful help from Willie Mitchell! Mitchell's familiar Memphis groove is firmly in place here – tightly compressed rhythms and horns, vamping perfectly for Syl's raw ... (Soul) read more CD

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Elvin JonesElvin Jones Live At The Town Hall ... CD
PM/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $16.99
A fantastic live performance from drummer Elvin Jones – done in 1971 as part of a John Coltrane Memorial Concert – and a record that maybe shows just how much Jones had grown as a leader in the few short years after Coltrane's death! The album features two long, very freewheeling ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the Modern Jazz Connection series!)

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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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Herman Kelly & LifePercussion Explosion! (with bonus track) ... CD
Alston/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... About December 18, 2019
The percussion-heavy soul gem from Herman Kelly & Life – recorded in both Brazil & Miami – and awash with killer drum work all the way through! The album's a key part of the Miami sound especially – and really shows the way that city's 70s funk scene used congas heavily ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Herman Kelly & LifePercussion Explosion! (with bonus track) ... CD
Alston/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The percussion-heavy soul gem from Herman Kelly & Life – recorded in both Brazil & Miami – and awash with killer drum work all the way through! The album's a key part of the Miami sound especially – and really shows the way that city's 70s funk scene used congas heavily ... (Soul) read more CD
(Includes obi.)

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✨✧ Harold LandChoma (Burn) ... CD
Mainstream/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the hippest albums ever from the team of Harold Land and Bobby Hutcherson – and a set that's even more open than some of their other records on Blue Note or Chess! This set's a bit more electric than some of the other records from the pair – with these drawn-out Fender Rhodes ... (Jazz) read more CD
Also available Choma (Burn) ... LP 28.99

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Harold LandDamisi ... CD
Mainstream/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... About December 18, 2019
Harold Land at his most spiritual – recording solo after a set of great albums with Bobby Hutcherson as a partner – but still very much in the same sort of unbridled energy! The tracks are soaring and open – and have Land's tenor really sounding nice and raw – amidst a ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Denise LaSalleRight Place, Right Time ... CD
Malaco/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1984. New Copy ... $9.99
A really great back to basics set from Denise LaSalle – returning to her deep soul roots after some bigger, clubbier records for major labels! There's a nicely down-home vibe to the record – the start of LaSalle's presence on the bluesier underground of the aging chitlin circuit – ... (Soul) read more CD
(Part of the Malaco Definitive Collection, The Truth Of Southern Soul Series!)

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✨✧ Laura LeeTwo Sides Of Laura Lee (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Hot Wax/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $13.99
A standout set from the great Laura Lee – a deep soul singer with power to rival the greatness of Aretha Franklin, but one who's also got a funkier punch to her music too! The album's a great blend of late 60s female southern and tight 70s bad sister funk – a style that's a bit like ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Laura LeeWomen's Love Rights (plus bonus track) ... CD
Hot Wax/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An excellent batch of hard soul grooves from the great Laura Lee! This one was her first for the Hot Wax label – and it's got the raw quality of her earlier singles for labels like Chess, with a hard vocal style that's very much in the Aretha Franklin/Fontella Bass camp – plus some ... (Soul) read more CD
(Part of the Invictus/Hot Wax 1000 Collection!)

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O'Donel LevyBlack Velvet ... CD
Groove Merchant/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $16.99
A stone laidback set from O'Donel Levy – one of the greatest soul jazz guitarists of the 70s, and a player who sounds fresher and fresher to us over the years! This album's a bit more laidback than some of Levy's other sets for Groove Merchant – with larger arrangements that feature ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the Groove Merchant Mo' Groovy Collection!)

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✨✧ O'Donel LevyBreeding Of Mind ... CD
Groove Merchant/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Wonderfully baroque funk from the great O'Donel Levy! The album's got some very cool arrangements by Manny Albam that mix together strings and funk – in a super-dope way that sounds a lot like the work coming out of Cadet during the late 60s – and the rest of the set features Levy ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the Groove Merchant Mo' Groovy Collection!)

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O'Donel LevyDawn Of A New Day ... CD
Groove Merchant/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $16.99
Totally wicked guitar work from the mighty O'Donel Levy – easily one of the hippest talents to ever work for the Groove Merchant label! Levy's got a sound here that's a bit like Wes Montgomery on some of his late 60s sides, but also a fair bit funkier overall – a style that's steeped ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the Groove Merchant Mo' Groovy Collection!)

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O'Donel LevyEverything I Do Gonna Be Funky ... CD
Groove Merchant/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $16.99
The butt-squeezing cover should be enough to let you know that this is one funky album – but if that doesn't get the message across, the grooves certainly do! O'Donel Levy plays tight and funky guitar, and also sings a bit on the set – working with a tight combo that features Charles ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the Groove Merchant Mo' Groovy Collection!)

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✨✧ O'Donel LevySimba ... CD
Groove Merchant/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fantastic sounds throughout – and maybe the best album ever by this legendary 70s guitar player! O'Donel Levy's got this tremendous sound that comes from playing an electric hollow body – in a tone that takes the best bits of Grant Green and Wes Montgomery, and strips them down for a ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the Groove Merchant, Mo' Groovy Collection!)

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✨✧ O'Donel LevyTime Has Changed ... CD
LC/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great later set from 70s guitar genius O'Donel Levy – slightly different than his earlier work for the Groove Merchant label, but equally great in its own sort of way! Levy's still working here with producer Sonny Lester on the LC label – and the tone is great, with this clear, clean ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the Groove Merchant Mo' Groovy Collection!)

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O'Donel LevyWindows ... CD
Groove Merchant/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $16.99
A great later album from O'Donel Levy – recorded after his initial flurry of work for the Groove Merchant label, but still plenty darn nice! The sound here is slightly smoother and a bit more electric than before – with Levy's sweet guitar work snaking out over some larger backings ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the Groove Merchant Mo' Groovy Collection!)

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David LiebmanSolo – Memories Dreams & Reflections ... CD
PM/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $16.99
David Liebman plays solo, but not in a way that's spare or lonely at all – as the record often features Dave overdubbing himself on a variety of instruments – including soprano sax, flute, Fender Rhodes, and other keyboards! Liebman jokingly refers to the record in the notes as "pl ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the Modern Jazz Connection series!)

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✨✧ Little BeaverWhen Was The Last Time ... CD
Cat/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $13.99
An excellent album of smooth soul tracks – very different than Little Beaver's earlier work, but every bit as great! The album's got a warm, mellow finish that's almost a maturation of the sound that Beaver first forged on his Party Down album – with plenty of his deep soul vocals and ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Michael Longo900 Shares Of The Blues ... CD
Groove Merchant/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A killer electric piano jam from the great Mike Longo – stone funky, and one of his best albums ever! The whole thing's done in a really laidback style that's simply amazing – a lot like the best CTI work of the time, but somehow rougher, and with a darker edge. Longo riffs out on the ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the Groove Merchant Mo' Groovy Collection!)

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Turk MauroUnderdog (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Jazzcraft/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $13.99
It's hard to imagine anyone thinking of tenorist Turk Mauro as an underdog – at least not after the smoking sound of this set! The record's one that really broke Mauro out to bigger audiences at the time – a set we've seen nestled in some of the hipper jazz collections we've run across ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Gwen McCraeGwen McCrae (1974) ... CD
Cat/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $13.99
A landmark album from the Miami soul scene of the 70s – the record that put Gwen McCrae on the map, and showed to the world that the TK sound was about to dominate the charts! There's a really unique groove to the set – part older southern soul, part percolated electric modes – ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Jimmy McGriffBlack & Blues ... CD
Groove Merchant/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An unusual double-length album for Jimmy McGriff – released during his funkier years at the Groove Merchant label, but with a gritty sort of sound that takes us back to his first few records on Sue in the 60s! The "blues" in the title is definitely well-chosen – as the tracks ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the Groove Merchant Mo' Groovy Collection!)
Also available Black & Blues ... LP 9.99

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✨✧ Jimmy McGriffGroove Grease ... CD
Groove Merchant/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A nice bit of funky organ work from Jimmy McGriff – a set that's got his famous talents on the Hammond out front of a larger ensemble – but in a way that's very different than some of his albums of that type from the 70s! There's lots of electricity in the mix – electric piano ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the Groove Merchant Mo' Groovy Collection!)

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Jimmy McGriffMain Squeeze ... CD
Groove Merchant/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
One of the grooviest albums ever from Jimmy McGriff – a hard-wailing session that's filled with plenty of cooking lines on the organ, and a few especially funky tracks! The groove here is tight, short, and very sharp – strongly in the mode of other post-Sue sessions by McGriff – ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the Groove Merchant Mo' Groovy Collection!)

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✨✧ Jimmy McGriffOutside Looking In ... CD
LC/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Jimmy hits a bit of a CTI groove here – working with larger backings from Brad Baker, but still in a style that's got a heck of a lot of soul, despite the smoothness! There's plenty of great space for solo work on the set, and Jimmy Ponder is especially nice in the format – hitting ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the Groove Merchant Mo' Groovy Collection!)

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✨✧ Jimmy McGriffRed Beans ... CD
Groove Merchant/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Jimmy McGriff picks up a few more keyboards than straight Hammond organ – but that's ok with us, given the great results of the set! The album's got McGriff working on electric piano and clavinet alongside the organ – plus supporting arrangements from Brad Baker, in that fuller, Kudu-st ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the Groove Merchant Mo' Groovy Collection!)

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✨✧ Jimmy McGriffStump Juice ... CD
Groove Merchant/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Massively funky – and one of Jimmy McGriff's best albums for the Groove Merchant label! The album's follows strongly on the mode of Jimmy's classic Worm album – also produced by Sonny Lester, issued slightly before on the Solid State label. The set's got that stripped-down, hard-n-funk ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the Groove Merchant Mo' Groovy Collection!)
Also available Stump Juice ... LP 19.99

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Jimmy McGriff & Junior ParkerGood Things Don't Happen Every Day (aka Dudes Doin Business) ... CD
Groove Merchant/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $16.99
Sweet funky blues from the team of Junior Parker and Jimmy McGriff – coming together here in a way that's even groovier than some of their previous work! Junior's got a sweet approach to the lyrics that grooves nicely with Jimmy's Hammond – and the set's got some full and soulful ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the Groove Merchant Mo' Groovy Collection!)

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Jimmy McGriff & Richard Groove HolmesGiants Of The Organ In Concert ... CD
Groove Merchant/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $16.99
Groove Holmes and Jimmy McGriff go head to head in this double-organ extravaganza! The set was recorded live in Boston in 1973, and it features some of the most furiously funky live organ grooving you'll find this side of Root Down – and a whole lot of super tight jazz jamming! The group's ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the Groove Merchant Mo' Groovy Collection!)
Also available Giants Of The Organ In Concert ... LP 7.99

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Carmen McRaeMs Jazz ... CD
Groove Merchant/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $16.99
Always-hip work from the great Carmen McRae – a singer who moved way past standard jazz during the second half of the 60s – to a point where she was really handling a great range of material by the start of the 70s! Carmen's voice was always great, but there's a really special quality ... (Vocalists) read more CD
(Part of the Groove Merchant Mo' Groovy Collection!)

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MiamiParty Freaks ... CD
Drive/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... About December 18, 2019
Excellent work by this sweeeeeet Miami funk ensemble – one of the tightest combos to ever grace the Sunshine State! This is the first of the group's two albums for the Drive/TK label – and it's got a great sound that mixes rougher funky 45 type playing, with some of the smoother ... (Soul) read more CD

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Cat MillerCat (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Solar/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1986. New Copy ... $22.99
An overlooked gem from the Solar Records label – a real powerhouse of 80s soul, but one who's talents weren't able to put Cat Miller on the top of the charts! That lack is hardly reflected in the sound of the album, though – as the whole thing is as tight and filled with crossover ... (Soul) read more CD
(Part of the Solar Records Original Master Colleciton series!)

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Charles MingusMingus In Europe Volume 2 ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... $9.99
Great recordings the important 1964 tour of Europe by bassist Charles Mingus – a key musical moment that not only saw some of the last recordings of Eric Dolphy before his departure from this planet, but which also introduced the overseas scene to some key up-and-coming talents who were in ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the Enja Jazz Master Works series!)

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McKinley MitchellMcKinley Mitchell (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Chimneyville/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $9.99
One of the few full albums ever issued by McKinley Mitchell – a deep soul singer with an equal amount of blues in his approach – and this great raspy approach to a lyric that's somewhere in between ZZ Hill and Bobby Blue Bland! The date of the album is 1978, but the whole thing has a ... (Soul) read more CD
(Part of the Malaco Definitive Collection, The Truth Of Southern Soul Series!)

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✨✧ Willie MitchellSolid Soul ... CD
Hi Records/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $13.99
They definitely got the title right on this one – as the set's a solid batch of soulful instrumentals all the way through – one of our favorites from the great Willie Mitchell! Willie's got a lot more bite here than on some of his famous warmer productions in the 70s – a gritty ... (Soul) read more CD
 
 



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