New Arrivals

Items added April 21 - 24
Symphony, 1930s/1940s. Used
Music from King Pleasure, Illinois Jacquet, Eddie Jefferson, Lionel Hampton, Joe Harris, Charlie Ferguson, Lester Young, James Moody, Joe Morris, Babs Gonzales & more. CD (Jazz)
Deutsche Grammophon, 1972. Used 3 CD's
Includes a second live recording of Symphony no. 4 with the Vienna Philharmonic. CD (Classical)
Capitol/Jezebel, 1957. Used
The second and possibly best album ever by Gene Vincent – a hard charging firebrand signed to Capitol to, well, capitalize on the Elvis phenomenon – but Gene was a wilder character with a seedier groove! Gene Vincent & The Blue Caps was the last to feature lead guitar from Cliff ... CD (Rock)
So So Def, 1998. Near Mint- 2LP
Jermaine Dupri featuring Nas, Jay Z, DMX, Slick Rick & a slew of others. LP, Vinyl record album (Hip Hop)
I'm The Man EP
Island/Megaforce, 1987. Very Good+
Not! Not! Ya know what. . .Anthrax's I'm The Man EP may be dumb fun, but it's high-minded dumb fun, and done with geniune love for classic rap. . .gutsy stuff from these true godfathers of thrash metal, from a time when their peers took themselves way too freaking seriously. Well, either gutsy, ... LP, Vinyl record album (Rock)
Prestige, 1956. Very Good+
A groundbreaking album from Rollins, largely for the extended track "Tenor Madness", which runs on for 13 minutes, and features him and Coltrane blowing head to head – redefining the sound of the tenor sax in jazz through the course of that amazing track! Backing is by the Red ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz)
New Voice, Late 60s. Very Good+
Blue-eyed soul from the legendary Mitch Ryder – and pretty darn gritty at that – steeped in styles borrowed from Memphis and Muscle Shoals, and given a bit of a color-blind twist on the Detroit scene of the late 60s! Mitch clearly loves the motor city sound of the 60s, but also takes ... LP, Vinyl record album (Rock)
True Blue
Sire, 1986. Very Good+
Titles include "Papa Don't Preach", "Open Your Heart", "Live To Tell", "Where's The Party", "True Blue", and "La Isla Bonita". LP, Vinyl record album (Soul)
Sand Pebbles
20th Century, 1966. Very Good+ Gatefold
A really striking score from Jerry Goldsmith – penned with just the right sense of drama and tension for this mid 60s military thriller! Goldsmith's already working here with a full palette of colors – and Lionel Newman conducts the music with an added richness that seems to bring out ... LP, Vinyl record album (Soundtracks)
Smooth Talk (2nd pressing)
RCA, 1977. Very Good+
Wonderfully smooth soul from Evelyn Champagne King – one of her real standouts from the early days, and a tremendous collaboration with producer/arranger T Life! The sound here is upbeat and catchy, but never too poppy – done with a slight hint of that groove that King would hit more ... LP, Vinyl record album (Soul)
A&M, 1981. Very Good+
Titles include "Spirits In The Material World", "Hungry For You", "Demolition Man", "Too Much Information", and "One World". LP, Vinyl record album (Rock)
Capitol, 1972. Very Good+
The sweet second album from the Raspberries! The Rasperries were all about the songcraft, bringing sort of an unpretentious, midwestern charm into original tunes that build from the sophisticated pop of the breezy LA scene – much more so than on the Brit Invasion-learned debut album. Fresh ... LP, Vinyl record album (Rock)
Island, 1971. Very Good+
Titles include "Rock & Roll Stew", "Rainmaker", "Many A Mile To Freedom", "Hidden Treasure", and "Light Up Or Leave Me Alone". LP, Vinyl record album (Rock)
Columbia, 1965. Very Good+
A great return to recording for Son House – a musician who'd stopped playing the guitar in the postwar years, but rose again to fame during the great folk blues revival of the 60s! The style here is every bit as classic as some of Son's earliest music – just recorded a lot better, too ... LP, Vinyl record album (Blues)
Miles In St Louis
VGM, 1961/1963. Very Good+
Mostly a 1963 date with George Coleman on tenor, Herbie Hancock on piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Tony Williams on drums – but also features one rare track from a 1961 performance with Herbie on piano, Cleveland Eaton on bass, and Theodore Robinson on drums! LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz)
Groove Merchant, 1970s. Very Good+
Tracks include "Home Come'n" by Lucky Thompson, "Night Glider" by Groove Holmes, "Cakes" by Jeremy Steig, "Sundance" by Chick Corea, "Love Ain't Nothin But A Business" by Junior Parker, "We've Only Just Begun" by O'Donel Levy, "Inner ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz)
Tommy Boy, 1989. Sealed 2LP (reissue)
Mindblowing – and like a dream come true! This is undeniably one of the most important records ever in hip hop – and now, it's lovingly reissued (on both CD and LP), with a quality level that pushes it over the top! The sound is great, the package is wonderful, and the music sounds ... LP, Vinyl record album (Hip Hop)
Columbia, 1978. Very Good+
Billy Cobham live – very alive, in fact – and jamming like the "muther" promised in the title! The set's filled with heavy drums from Cobham, set in a group that also features fusion heavyweights Alphonso Johnson on bass, Steve Khan on guitar, Tom Scott on tenor and soprano ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz)
CBS, 1984. Very Good+ (pic cover)
Produced by Material aka Bill Laswell, with Afrika Bambaataa on backing vocals! 12-inch, Vinyl record (Reggae)
Ella & Duke At The Cote D'Azur
Verve, 1966. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold
A superstar performance from the Antibes jazz festival at Cote D'Azur – one that features Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington sharing the stage, in a concert that was also recorded for a film! Most numbers here feature the full Ellington orchestra backing Ella up – but a few other ... LP, Vinyl record album (Vocalists)

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