New Arrivals

Items added March 17 - 20
Dark Sunrise (3LP set)
Now Again, Mid 70s. Very Good+ 3LPs
An amazing set that documents the early years of the Zamrock scene – the funk and psych informed Afro Rock pioneered by vocalist and African guitar legend Rikki Ililonga and his group Musi-O-Tunya in Zambia from 1973 to 1976 – and compiled beautifully in this great set from Now ... LP, Vinyl record album (Global Grooves LP)
Capitol, Late 40s/Early 50s. Near Mint-
Legendary work from Miles Davis – large group sessions that virtually define the "cool" in cool jazz! The work's quite different from Davis' earlier bop sides with Charlie Parker – and show a distinct influence from modernists like Gerry Mulligan (who is on the recordings) ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz LP)
Yer Album
Bluesway, 1969. Very Good+ Gatefold
Early brilliance from Joe Walsh – whose guitar and vocals are amazing here! Titles include "Take A Look Around", "Funk #48", "Bluebird", "Collage", "Lost Woman", and "Fred". LP, Vinyl record album (Rock LP)
King, 1950s/Early 60s. Very Good+
Includes tracks by Otis Williams, Donne Elbert, Johnny Pate, and others. LP, Vinyl record album (Soul LP)
Elektra, 1981. Very Good+
Tangerine Dream's incredible, synthy soundtrack to Thief – which is one of the coolest crime flicks ever made in the City Of Chicago – and as great as director Michael Mann and star James Caan are, the soundtrack has a lot to do with that! The droning synth and guitar sound sets the ... LP, Vinyl record album (Soundtracks LP)
Harvest/Mobile Fidelity, 1973. Very Good+ Gatefold
Titles include "On The Run", "Money", "Us & Them", "Any Colour You Like", "Brain Damage", "The Great Gig In The Sky", and "Time". LP, Vinyl record album (Rock LP)
Prestige, Late 50s. Very Good+
Material from the Flute Souffle and Flute Flight albums – surprisingly great records, and ones that features Herbie and Bobby trading flutes and tenor, blowing long solos in a set that gives them plenty of room to work! The album only features four long tracks – "Tel Aviv", ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz LP)
Together For The First Time – Live
ABC, 1974. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold
A mid 70s meeting of two seminal blues talents from the Memphis scene – singer Bobby Blue Bland, and legendary guitarist BB King! The pair were both working for ABC at the time – major label fame after years woodshedding in the indies – and hitting well-deserved fame for their ... LP, Vinyl record album (Blues LP)
Atlantic, 1951. Very Good+ Gatefold
Bluesy piano, but with plenty of jazz roots too – vintage material recorded in Chicago during the early years of Atlantic Records, at a time when the label was almost more dedicated to preserving old styles than pushing new ones! Yancey's piano is sublime – recorded better here than on ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz LP)
First Time – The Count Meets The Duke
Columbia, 1962. Near Mint-
Hard to believe it took a few decades in the careers of both players for them to record together – but that's exactly what you've got here – a landmark meeting of Count Basie and Duke Ellington from the early 60s, near the tail end of Duke's classic stretch on Columbia! Teo Macero ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz LP)
Verve, 1957. Near Mint-
An unusual live date for Oscar Peterson – in that it wasn't actually officially recorded by Verve, but done by a fan and handed over to Norman Granz at a later date! Given that origin, though, the material is quite strong – recorded with an edge that's slightly earthier than usual for ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz LP)
Atco, 1960s/1972. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold
25 of Otis Redding's best numbers, pulled together out of the Stax vaults after Atlantic had more or less completely taken over the Memphis label. Includes "Shake", "Ole Man Trouble", "Good to Me", "I Can't Turn You Loose", "I've Been Loving You Too ... LP, Vinyl record album (Soul LP)
Savoy, Mid 40s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold
A nicely distilled collection pulled together for issue in the mid 70s, of Charlie Parker's work for Savoy Records – done between the years 1944-1948, with some of the best talents in the bop business! Some of the other Savoy Parker sets have been a bit too overstuffed with alternate takes ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz LP)
Elektra, 1969. Very Good+
Great big Dee-troit rawk, like no other group of madmen could have ever created! This is the album that established the Motor City as the capital of late 60s/early 70s gonzo psychedelic rock, and still stands as probably the most massive live recording of the era. Pile-driving outer space noise ... LP, Vinyl record album (Rock LP)
Verve, Mid 60s. Very Good Gatefold
A collection of sides cut in the mid 60s by Wes during his association with Verve. Culled from the albums Movin' Wes, Bumpin', Goin' Out Of My Head and Tequila, these numbers all feature the larger arrangements that gave those albums a richer sound than his small group recordings, though Wes' ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz LP)
Riverside/Milestone, 1960. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold
Classic early Wes Montgomery – 2 Riverside sessions collected on one double LP, Movin' Along and Full House. Movin' Along features James Clay playing with the group, for the added bonus of a flute/tenor sound that you don't always get on Wes' guitar-heavy sessions. The record includes the ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz LP)
Lite Me Up
CBS, 1982. Near Mint-
A classic album of all-out soul from Herbie Hancock – done in close collaboration with Rod Temperton of Heatwave – in a jazzy-styled version of that group's own great groove! Temperton handled arrangements and a lot of songwriting, and most cuts have lead vocals from Wayne Anthony ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz LP)
Columbia, 1978. Near Mint-
Soulful brilliance from Woody Shaw – a searing live set that matches the power of earlier classics like Moontrane and Blackstone Legacy! The album's got Woody working with a heck of a great group – Carter Jefferson on tenor and soprano sax, Onaje Allan Gumbs on piano, Clint Houston on ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz LP)
Heat Wave
Gordy, 1965. Near Mint-
Wonderfully romping grooves from one of Motown's first great groups – a stunning set of tracks that really put The Vandellas on the map! The title cut's one of those stormers that played for years on both sides of the Atlantic – and was a key inspiration to the UK soul scene too – ... LP, Vinyl record album (Soul LP)
Different Moods Of Me
MCA, 1978. Very Good+ Gatefold
A pretty sweet little solo album by Lonnie Jordan – a key War member during the group's biggest fame. The album lives up to its title, and serves up a number of different musical styles, all with Lonnie on keyboards and vocals – but the best work is the stuff that's still in the War-typ ... LP, Vinyl record album (Soul LP)

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