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New Arrivals ✈

Items added December 10 - 14
Music (Italy), 1960. Near Mint-
A rare Italian-only album from Chet Baker – wonderfully cooking small group work that's a far bit greater than his more familiar "with strings" session recorded in Italy during the same period! The album's got Chet working with an array of great players from the local scene – ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz LP)
Blue Note, 1954. Very Good-
A rare early Blue Note album by guitarist Tal Farlow – pre-Verve material that's really wonderful, and which shows that Farlow was already one of the freshest jazz guitar talents of his generation! The record has a cool 2-guitar frontline, played by Farlow and the obscure Don Arnone – ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz LP)
Bertolt Brecht – Zeit Wird Knapp
Tonstudio Zucker Fabrik (Germany), 1981. Near Mint-
Features Heiner Goebbels on piano, cembalo, organ, cello, guitar, bouzuki, and percussion – and Alfred Harth on soprano sax, alto, tenor, clarinet, bass clarinet, flute, and percussion too! Dagmar Krause sings a bit – and the song sources are all from Bertolt Brecht! LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz LP)
Woke Up Screaming
Duke/Ace (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. Very Good-
A really great early Ace Records compilation – filled with well-chosen material from the Duke Records years of Bobby Blue Bland! Titles include "It's My Life Baby", "Woke Up Screaming", "No Blow No Show", "Time Out", "Further Up The Road", ... LP, Vinyl record album (Blues LP)
Drunken Fish, 1996. Near Mint- 3LP Box Set
LP, Vinyl record album (Rock LP)
Rocks The Blues
Crown, 1963. Very Good-
Titles include "Hey Miss Tina", "Stringin Along", "I Miss You So", "Nobody Wants Me", "All The Blues All The Time", and "The Wild One". LP, Vinyl record album (Soul LP)
Groovin' High
Savoy, Late 40s. Very Good
A classic LP collection of some of the earlier sides that Dizzy cut for Savoy, with be bop classics like "Our Delight", "One Bass Hit", "Oop Bop Sh'Bam", "Salt Peanuts", and "Dizzy Atmosphere". The groups include players like Charlie Parker, Sonny ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz LP)
Signal, 1956. Very Good
A warmly crafted set that features Cecil Payne at the height of his powers on baritone sax – blowing with a sense of soul and timing that's right up there with some of the hipper tenor players of his generation! Payne's sound on the instrument is amazingly precise and wonderfully fluid ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz LP)
Soy La Lay
Fania, 1979. Very Good-
One of our favorite albums ever from Pete El Conde Rodriguez – a bold little session that seems to have a bit more jazz in the mix than some of his other records! There's a soaring sound here that starts from the very first note – a somewhat joyous groove that steps out with tight ... LP, Vinyl record album (Latin LP)
Shape Of Things To Come
Tower, Late 60s. Very Good+
A totally groovy little album – and one that came along as kind of an offshoot to the weird and wonderful soundtrack for the film Wild In The Streets! Max Frost & The Troopers contributed some great numbers to the soundtrack of that gem – but they're even better here, with a tight, ... LP, Vinyl record album (Rock LP)
King, Late 50s. Very Good-
Fantastic King Records material by this sublime duo – work we might even like better than their sides for bigger labels! Features our favorite version of "Man Of Constant Sorrow" – plus "Tragic Romance", "Next Sunday Darling Is My Birthday", "Sweeter ... LP, Vinyl record album (Folk/Country LP)
Epic (Brazil), 1980. Near Mint-
Titles include "Legua Tirana", "No Cego", "Banquete De Signos", "Imablanca", "Fulo Da Margem", "Capim Do Vale", and "O Violeiro". LP, Vinyl record album (Brazil LP)
Fiesta, Late 50s. Very Good
Titles include "La Luna", "Bowery Mambo", "Laura", "Almost Like Being In Love", "Wabash Blues", "Heartaches", "I'll Remember April", and "Ramona". LP, Vinyl record album (Latin LP)
Jimmy Witherspoon
Crown, Mid 50s. Very Good-
Fantastic material from Jimmy Witherspoon – that sublime mix of blues and jazz that really set him apart from the rest! Titles include "Failing By Degrees", "Big Fine Girl", "Have A Ball", "Fickle Woman", "Sweet Lovin Baby", and "Ain't ... LP, Vinyl record album (Vocalists LP)
Lightnin Hopkins & The Blues
Imperial, Early 60s. Very Good-
Titles include "Worried Life", "Tell It Like It Is", "Miss Loretta", "Sugar On My Mind", "I Just Don't Care", "Change Your Way", "Unpredictable Woman", "Mama's Baby Child", and "I Can't Stay Here In Your Town". LP, Vinyl record album (Blues LP)
Mercury, Early 50s. Very Good-
Titles include "China Boy Mambo", "Riviera Mambo", "Mi Preta", "Mambo Mania", and "Oooh". LP, Vinyl record album (Latin LP)
House Of Bradley
Epic, Mid 50s. Very Good-
Strings by Will, jazz by Junior – who plays drums in a group with Wade Legge on piano, Doug Watkins on bass, Jack Monterose on sax, and Phil Sunkel on cornet! LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz LP)
End, Late 50s. Very Good+
A totally hard to find harmony vocal set on the End label, with nothing but pure heavenly east coast harmonies. Unlike other groups, who added a lot of filler to their LPs, the Flamingos always sang top notch material, so this set plays more like an album than the collection-of-singles type sets ... LP, Vinyl record album (Soul LP)
C'mon & S-W-I-M
Autumn, Mid 60s. Very Good+
Tasty groovers from San Francisco soul boy Bobby Freeman – his one and only rare album for the Autumn label! The talents of a young Sly Stone figure in on some of this material as writer, arranger, and producer – and the general groove is uptempo and northern, with a strong "dance ... LP, Vinyl record album (Soul LP)
Wade Flemons
Vee Jay, 1959. Very Good+
Wade Flemons was one hell of a soul singer – and this is his one and only album! Flemons had a style that was rawer than some of his Chicago contemporaries – mixing soul and R&B styles into a compelling blend that should have earned him bigger fame. The set includes a couple of ... LP, Vinyl record album (Soul LP)
United States Of America
Columbia, 1968. Very Good+
One of THE greatest experimental rock albums of the 60s – a landmark effort from a short-lived group that included avant musicians Joe Byrd and Gordon Marron! The group's got a really tremendous sound – part psyche, part electronic, and part folk rock – all put together in a ... LP, Vinyl record album (Rock LP)
Blue Note, Early 50s. Near Mint-
A great collection of Monk's 10" recordings for Blue Note – seminal not only for the label's commitment to a modernist bop ideal, but also for Monk's integration in the growing collection of top-level jazz players on the New York scene. The work's notable also for the fact that Monk's ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz LP)
Mercury, 1962. Near Mint-
One of Billy Taylor's greatest albums – far more than his usual easy-handed soul jazz, and much more of a modernist-informed outing, with one of the hippest groups to ever back Taylor on record! The rhythm's by Bob Cranshaw and Walter Perkins of the MJT+3 – and the group's augmented by ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz LP)
Gema, Late 60s. Very Good-
A killer album of boogaloo tracks from El Gran Combo! The set's got loads of nice groovers with a feel that we like a lot better than their other albums, and the quality of the tracks is great! Titles include "Kiss My Nose", "Estas Liquidao", "Voy", "Going Out ... LP, Vinyl record album (Latin LP)
Jazz As I Feel It
King, Early 60s. Very Good-
An excellent album by Bostic – one of his only few true jazz sessions! Bostic's tone has always been a favorite for us – and in this rare small combo jazz session you get to hear it alongside the Hammond of Groove Holmes, guitar of Joe Pass, and rhythm backing by James Bond and Shelly ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz LP)
Sex Machine Today
Polydor, 1975. Very Good+
A great little album by The Godfather – one that takes the core James Brown sound of the "Sex Machine" generation, and serves it up with a tighter mid 70s twist! Fred Wesley is still very firmly at the helm of the band – and there's a power here that's equal to the later JBs ... LP, Vinyl record album (Soul LP)
El Bravo Soy Yo
Alegre, Early 60s. Very Good-
An album that Willie Rosario recorded in the early 60's with (then) unknown vocalist Frankie Figueroa. Hard brassy sound, and some of Willie's best early work – the kind of stuff that made him a legend early on. With the cuts "Dame Tu Amor Morenita", "Guaguanco Bonito", ... LP, Vinyl record album (Latin LP)
Blue Note, Mid 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold
A brilliant album that would forever change the way the organ was used in jazz! The set's the greatest contribution ever from organist Larry Young – a lean and modal session recorded with help from a young quartet that includes Woody Shaw, Joe Henderson, and Elvin Jones – all leaping ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz LP)
Other Road
Fania, 1973. Very Good Gatefold
Ray Barretto's definitely going down different road here – and sounding amazingly great in the process! The record is unlike anything else that Ray did at the time – a stunning batch of fusion tracks, with more of an electric jazz approach than usual – one that's a soaringly ... LP, Vinyl record album (Latin LP)
Mellotronen (Sweden), 1977. Near Mint-
Lost Latin genius from Sabu Martinez – a previously-unreleased session cut in Sweden during the mid 70s! The combo here is a unique ensemble of Swedish jazz players and Latin percussion – handled not just by Sabu, but also with some help from his two sons as well – all in a ... LP, Vinyl record album (Latin LP)
My Squelchy Life
Opal, Early 90s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold
One of rarer efforts in the Brian Eno canon – originally slated for release on Warner Brothers in 1991 – but was ultimately pulled from the release slate and languished officially unreleased all the up to 2014, when it was included as a bonus disc on the All Saints remaster/reissue of '9 ... LP, Vinyl record album (Rock LP)
Finding Shore
Dead Oceans, 2017. Near Mint-
A beautiful project from pianist Tom Rogerson – a record that features his work on the acoustic keys in a sonic setting provided by Brian Eno – a beautiful blend of organic elements that almost feels like some of the best of Eno's Ambient projects from the late 70s, or the more minimal ... LP, Vinyl record album (Rock LP)
RCA, 1956. Very Good+
78 RPM, Vinyl record (78 RPM)
Balkan In My Soul
Saba (Germany), 1968. Near Mint- Gatefold
One of the coolest MPS albums of the 60s – a world-meets-jazz set that has trumpeter Benny Bailey blowing soulfully over a set of Balkan-styled tunes! The mix of modes is incredible – as Benny's warm trumpet completely transforms the material – digging into Balkan feelings with ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz LP)
RCA/Victor, 1956. Very Good+
78 RPM, Vinyl record (78 RPM)
Decca, Late 30s. Poor
78 RPM, Vinyl record (78 RPM)
Hannibal In Berlin (Japanese pressing)
MPS (Japan), 1976. Near Mint-
The heavy soulful trumpeter hits the Belin Jazz Festival in this classic MPS recording from 1976. He's backed by a sextet that includes George Adams on tenor, Diedre Murray on cello, and Michael Cochrane on piano – and the set is a lot straighter than usual, but still with the good spiritual ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz LP)
Golden Hits
Smash, 1965. Near Mint-
LP, Vinyl record album (Folk/Country LP)
United, Mid 50s. Poor
78 RPM, Vinyl record (78 RPM)
Motown/Polygram, 1960s/1970s/1980s. Used 10 CDs
CD (Soul CD)
Imperial, Mid 50s. Poor
78 RPM, Vinyl record (78 RPM)
Storyville/SeriE.WOC (Italy), 1971. New Copy
One of the coolest, most compelling albums we've ever heard from reedman Sahib Shihab – and that's saying a lot, given how much we love all his other music! This rare gem's got a very exotic feel –explained by Shihab in the notes as coming from a Tunisian influence on the leadoff track ... CD (Jazz CD)
Hank Mobley's Message
Prestige, Late 50s. Near Mint-
Hank Mobley's message is mighty darn clear here – ringing out loud and true, with that tone that made Hank one of the most exciting new tenor talents of the time! The album captures Mobley in his pre-Blue Note years, but Hank already has a strength and vision as a leader to match his solo ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz LP)
DeLuxe, Late 40s. Good
78 RPM, Vinyl record (78 RPM)
Canto Of Aries
Denon (Japan), 1971. Near Mint-
Groundbreaking large group jazz from Japan – a complete reworking of the New Herd concept, and a great follow-up to their Canto Of Libra album! Like that set, this one features an extended title composition played in 5 parts – this time written by drummer Masahiko Togashi, who works ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz LP)
RCA, Late 50s. Very Good+
78 RPM, Vinyl record (78 RPM)
Blues To East
Philips (Japan), 1978. Near Mint-
A pretty great trio set – with Tsuyoshi Yamamoto on piano, Tsutomu Okada on bass, and Hiroshi Murakami on drums! Titles include "Blues To East", "All In Love Is Fair", "Our Delight", "Love For Sale", and a great take on "Love Theme From ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz LP)
Lucy Mae Blues
Specialty, Early 50s. Near Mint-
Rootsy blues from the 78rpm years – a collection of well-recorded Specialty Records material by Frankie Lee Sims – an artist who was born in New Orleans, but was also a Texas-raised cousin of Lightnin Hopkins too! Sims' music here has lots of the styles we love in Hopkins' work of the ... LP, Vinyl record album (Blues LP)
Hold On
Mercury, Late 60s. Very Good+
A surprisingly groovy outing from the Chicago scene of the 60s – a garagey group, but one with some soulful touches too! The set was partially recorded at Chess studios, and Eddie Higgins handled some of the arrangements – and the record features versions of "Knock On Wood", ... LP, Vinyl record album (Rock LP)
Live Under The Sky (Japanese pressing)
Columbia (Japan), 1979. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold
Originally a Japanese-only session – and one of the best records ever by the great 70's group that featured Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Freddie Hubbard, Tony Williams, and Ron Carter. As with most of the group's Japanese recordings, this one is far better than the ones that got released ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz LP)

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