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✨✧ Hank CrawfordBest Of Hank Crawford ... LP
Atlantic, 1960s. Sealed ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Hank CrawfordDon't You Worry Bout A Thing ... LP
Kudu, 1974. Very Good ... $6.99
Sweet soulful jazz from reedman Hank Crawford – one of his killer Kudu sessions from the 70s – all of which really helped Hank redefine his sound! The setting here is large and full – put together beautifully by Bob James, with that sense of space for the soloist that makes his CTI/Kudu arrangements so crucial – and light years ahead of what other arrangers were doing at the time. The tracks are longish, but never overdone – and the record has all the soulful alto sounds of Crawford's 60s work at Atlantic, but with a definite 70s bent overall. James plays Fender Rhodes, Arp, and clavinet – and other players include Joe Farrell on tenor and flute, Idris Muhammad and Bernard Purdie on drums, and Richard Tee on additional keyboards. Titles include "Jana", "Sho Is Funky", "Don't You Worry Bout A Thing", "Groove Junction", and "All In Love Is Fair". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a name in marker on the back with some wear along the top seam. Label has some marker.)

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Hank CrawfordDown On The Deuce ... LP
Milestone, 1984. Very Good ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Hank CrawfordFrom The Heart ... LP
Atlantic, 1962. Very Good ... $2.99
Warm and laidback soul jazz from the great Hank Crawford – cut in a relaxed mode that makes the set feel like some of the late nite smokers on the Prestige label at the time! Hank's alto work is perfectly placed on the set, and he's working with fellow Ray Charles bandmember David Fathead Newman on tenor – plus John Hunt and Phil Guilbeau on trumpets, and Leroy Cooper on baritone sax – plus guitar from Sonny Forrest on two tracks. Titles include "The Peeper", "Sherri", "Sweet Cakes", "Don't Cry Baby", "What Will I Tell My Heart", and "But On The Other Hand". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue & green label pressing.)

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Hank CrawfordHelp Me Make It Through The Night ... LP
Kudu, 1971. Near Mint- ... $5.99
One of Hank Crawford's first big records of the 70s – a really great set that helps him shake off some of his stock modes of the 60s and find a very different groove! A big part of the album is arranger Don Sebesky, who gives Hank a backdrop that's sophisticated and smooth, yet still pretty soulful in all the right places – a style that's almost a bit like mainstream soundtrack work of the time, but a bit more jazz focused overall. Hank's solos are right out front on most tracks – blown with that nicely pinched tone that made him a standout back in the day – and other players include Richard Tee on both organ and piano, as well as Idris Muhammad and Bernard Purdie on drums. Titles include "Uncle Funky", "Imagine", "The Sun Died", "Brian's Song", and "Ham", which was arranged by Pee Wee Ellis. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Hank CrawfordIn The Heat Of The Night/Glue Fingers ... 7-inch
Atlantic, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo. Label has a small sticker.)

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✨✧ Hank CrawfordSoul Of The Ballad ... LP
Atlantic, 1963. Very Good ... $2.99
Hank Crawford takes a decidedly mellower approach on this set – working with warm and wonderful arrangements by Marty Paich, in a series of soulful readings of familiar ballads and love songs – all of which come out in a dreamy late night mode! There's still a fair bit of Ray Charles soul in the set overall – no surprise, considering Hank's roots in Charles band – and it's almost a Charles-like sound that Paich seems to be conjuring for the set – slightly bluesy undercurrents, which offer Hank some great space to voice his own solos on the alto sax. Titles include "Sweet Slumber", "Blueberry Hill", "Stormy Weather", "Any Time", "Whispering Grass", and "Have A Good Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing. Cover has a cutout hole, light wear, and a name in marker.)

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Hank Crawford/Leo WrightSoul Clinic/Blues Shout ... CD
Atlantic/Collectables, 1960/1961. Used ... $13.99
2 lost soul jazz classic from the Atlantic catalog! Hank Crawford's Soul Clinic is one of the few albums we really like by him, and it features the soulful altoist playing in a group with David Fathead Newman and some other lesser-known players who are nice and soulful. The set's got some warm mellow instrumental versions of blues classics, plus a few originals like "Lorelei's Lament", "Blue Stone", and "Playmates". Even better is Blues Shout, one of the rare few albums cut by the amazing alto and flute player Leo Wright. The record's got a beautiful mix of soul jazz and slightly modern lyricism, and Wright's tone and projection are impeccable throughout. Titles on the record include "Sigi", "Blues Shout", "Indian Summer", "The Wind", and "Two Moods" – and players include Junior Mance, Richard Williams, and Charlie Persip. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Hank CrawfordCajun Sunrise ... LP
Kudu, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Hank CrawfordHank Crawford's Back ... LP
Kudu, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Hank Crawford turns his back on the cover of this sweet little set from Kudu – but the groove itself is very upfront, strongly in the best mix of funky jazz and club the label had going down into the late 70s! Arrangements are by David Matthews, who keeps things lean and mean, even when the instrumentation is fairly large – and Hank's nicely burning alto is firmly in the lead, blown with a sound that echoes back to older soul jazz modes of the 60s, but which has some smoother touches overall for the 70s. The album's got plenty of keyboards from Richard Tee, plus trombone solos from Fred Wesley, flute from Jeremy Steig, and guitar from Eric Gale – plus backing vocals on some of the cuts. Titles include "Funky Pigeon", "Midnight Over Memphis", "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine", "Canadian Sunset", and "I Can't Stop Loving You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Hank CrawfordTico Rico ... LP
Kudu, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Hank Crawford's always been a great saxophonist – but he's also one that sometimes works even more strongly in a bigger group setting – as you'll hear on this 70s Kudu session with funky arranger David Matthews! Dave takes the groove forward from the sound that Hank sometimes had back in the 60s on Atlantic – bringing in a bit more of an electric vibe, but also providing a nice larger ensemble kick – that soulful jazz mode that Crawford first explored with Ray Charles, where he learned to pack plenty into the space of a short solo! Titles include "Funky Rooster", "Tico Rico", "Lady Soul", "Lullaby Of Love", and "Lament". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear on the spine, a bit of stuck-on paper on front, and a name in pen on back.)

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✨✧ Hank CrawfordTrue Blue/Double Cross ... CD
Atlantic/Collectables, 1964/1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
2 classics from Hank's Atlantic years! Hank Crawford shows his roots with Ray Charles on True Blue, an album of short R&B tinged instrumentals with a deep gutbucket feel to them. He's backed by some larger groups that includes players like James Clay, Sonny Forriest, John Hunt, and Wilbur Brown. Very soulful feel, and Crawford's sharp alto is right up front in the mix. Tracks include "Mellow Down", "Shake-A-Plenty", "Shooby", "Blues In Bloom", and "Skunky Green". Nice stuff, and one of Crawford's livelier albums! On Double Cross, Hank's blowing it in that stock soulful style he used with Ray Charles – over slightly larger arrangements that feature players like Wendell Harrison, David Newman, Melvin Latiste, and Carl Lynch. Jack McDuff plays piano on "In The Heat Of The Night", and other tracks include "Glue Fingers", "Jimmy Mack", "Double Cross", and "Mud Island Blues". CD

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✨✧ Jimmy McGriff/Hank Crawford QuartetRight Turn On Blue ... CD
Telarc, 1994. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Hank CrawfordWildflower ... CD
CTI/Epic, 1973. Used ... Out Of Stock
A sweet bit of electric funk, and one of Hank Crawford's greatest records from the 70s – thanks in large part to the great Bob James – who arranged and produced the record with a mighty soulful vibe – leaving Hank lots of room to solo on his own over the top! The groove is really great – and the record gets surprisingly chunky in parts – with heavier rhythms than you might expect from a Crawford album from the time – not exactly the heavier funk of other CTI records, but with a definite taste of that style too. Arrangements are fairly large, and feature keyboards from Richard Tee – plus backing vocals at a few spots – and titles include great versions of "You've Got It Bad Girl" and "Corazon", plus the tracks "Good Morning Heartache" and "Wildflower". CD
(Out of print, small cutout hole through case.)

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✨✧ Hank CrawfordTico Rico ... CD
Kudu/King (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Hank Crawford's always been a great saxophonist – but he's also one that sometimes works even more strongly in a bigger group setting – as you'll hear on this 70s Kudu session with funky arranger David Matthews! Dave takes the groove forward from the sound that Hank sometimes had back in the 60s on Atlantic – bringing in a bit more of an electric vibe, but also providing a nice larger ensemble kick – that soulful jazz mode that Crawford first explored with Ray Charles, where he learned to pack plenty into the space of a short solo! Titles include "Funky Rooster", "Tico Rico", "Lady Soul", "Lullaby Of Love", and "Lament". CD
(Blu-Spec CD pressing!)
 
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Joyce LeftenantIt's Too Late! ... LP
Versatile, 1978. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $5.99
A sophisticated soul set from the late 70s – done by vocalist Joyce Leftenant, with a smooth groove that reminds us a bit of the mix of jazz and soul you'd hear in Marlena Shaw at the time! Joyce is working here with large arrangements from Mario Sprouse, played by a great range of jazz funk luminaries – including Hank Crawford on alto and Johnny Hammond on keyboards! The instrumentation is nice and strong – so much so that at points, the record almost feels like a jazz album with vocals – instead of the other way around. Titles include "Inside Of Me", "It's Too Late", "You Loved Me All The Time", "Let Me Be Your Woman", "I Believe You", and "Everything That Touches You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Esther PhillipsFrom A Whisper To A Scream ... LP
Kudu, 1971. Very Good- ... $7.99
One of our favorite-ever albums from Esther Phillips – an album that really helped her transform her sound for the 70s! The approach here is a lot more jazzy than before – served up with a good dose of funk, thanks to arrangements from Pee Wee Ellis – fresh from his work with James Brown, but even more electrically-oriented here! The groove is great – and the album's one of the best Kudu sides from the early 70s – a perfect blend of soul, jazz, and funk – all wrapped up with a new level of sophistication that benefits all parties involved. Other players include Richard Tee on keyboards, Eric Gale on guitar, Bernard Purdie on drums, Airto on percussion, and Hank Crawford on alto sax. Titles include an incredible cover of Gil Scott Heron's "Home Is Where The Hatred Is", plus "From A Whisper To A Scream", "Till My Back Ain't Got No Bone", "Your Love Is So Doggone Good", Scarred Knees", and "Baby, I'm For Real". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has edge wear, with some splitting on the top seam.)

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Charles WilliamsCharles Williams ... LP
Mainstream, 1971. Very Good- Gatefold ... $6.99
Soulful alto work from Charles Williams – a player who sounds a bit like Hank Crawford here, but a fair bit funkier! The format is loose and open, very much in the best soul jazz style used by the Mainstream label at the time – and Williams alto is set up alongside tenor from David Bubba Brooks, drums from Bill Curtis, bass from Gordon Edwards, guitar from Earl Dunbar, and organ from a young Don Pullen – sounding earthier here than on most of his later recordings! There's almost a Prestige Records feel to the album – a style of soul jazz that hearkens back to an earlier 60s mode, and which has the players rolling out nicely in very relaxed space together. Titles include the nice groover "Bacon Butt Fat", plus "Country Mile", "Catfish Samich", and "You Got Me Running". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover & labels have a name in marker.)

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✨✧ Charles WilliamsStickball ... CD
Mainstream/Solid (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $13.99
Full-on funky backings for saxophonist Charles Williams – a set that almost has him in the same territory as Stanley Turrentine during his late 70s years on Fantasy Records, or Hank Crawford over at Kudu! The style here is a bit more lush than some of the other Mainstream Records dates of the time – full backings arranged and conducted by Ernie Wilkins – always plenty darn soulful, and built around a mix of strings and jazzier instrumentation – set up with the care and precision of a hip soul soundtrack, and topped by well-crafted alto sax solos by Williams. Other players include Chris Woods on baritone sax, Bubba Brooks and Frank Wess on tenor, Don Pullen on organ, Paul Griffin on electric piano, David Spinozza on guitar, and Ray Barretto on congas – and titles include some great versions of "Who Is He (And What Is He to You)", "People Make the World Go Round", and "Where Is The Love" – plus "Iron Jaws", "Just Before Day", "Ain't No Blues", and "Drown In My Own Tears". CD
Also available Stickball ... LP 7.99

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Charles WilliamsStickball ... LP
Mainstream, 1972. Very Good Gatefold ... $7.99
Full-on funky backings for saxophonist Charles Williams – a set that almost has him in the same territory as Stanley Turrentine during his late 70s years on Fantasy Records, or Hank Crawford over at Kudu! The style here is a bit more lush than some of the other Mainstream Records dates of the time – full backings arranged and conducted by Ernie Wilkins – always plenty darn soulful, and built around a mix of strings and jazzier instrumentation – set up with the care and precision of a hip soul soundtrack, and topped by well-crafted alto sax solos by Williams. Other players include Chris Woods on baritone sax, Bubba Brooks and Frank Wess on tenor, Don Pullen on organ, Paul Griffin on electric piano, David Spinozza on guitar, and Ray Barretto on congas – and titles include some great versions of "Who Is He (And What Is He to You)", "People Make the World Go Round", and "Where Is The Love" – plus "Iron Jaws", "Just Before Day", "Ain't No Blues", and "Drown In My Own Tears". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Stickball ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ VariousCTI: The Master Collection ... CD
CTI, 1970s. Used 2CDs ... $9.99
A 2CD sampler that features some of the greatest moments of the famous 70s jazz funk label CTI! The well-chosen set features 19 tracks in all – and the groove ranges from laidback and soulful, to fast and funky fusion, with work from a really wide range of players, including some that will surprise you with the sounds they make on the set! Titles include "Don't Mess With Mr T" by Stanley Turrentine, "Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001)" by Deodato, "Take Ten" by Paul Desmond, "La Cuna" by Ray Barretto, "Jaws" by Lalo Schifrin, "We're In Love" by Patti Austin, "Sunflower" by Milt Jackson, "My Latin Brother" by George Benson, "Ponteio" by Astrud Gilberto, "Blue Selah" by Johnny Hammond, "Mr Blues" by Hank Crawford, "California Dreamin" by George Benson, "Do It Again" by Deodato, "Home Is Where The Hatred Is" by Esther Phillips, and "People Make The World Go Round" by Milt Jackson. CD
(Out of print. Tray card has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ David Fathead NewmanStill Hard Times ... LP
Muse, 1982. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With Hank Crawford on alto, Howard Johnson on baritone, Charlie Miller on trumpet, Larry Willis on piano, and Steve Nelson on vibes! Newman plays flute, sorpano, alto, and tenor. LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a gold promo stamp.)

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✨✧ David NewmanMr Fathead ... CD
Warner/Wounded Bird, 1976. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A pretty sweet set from reedman David Newman – a record that has him working with larger instrumental backdrops, in a mode that's almost like the sound going on with Stanley Turrentine over at CTI! William S. Fischer handled all the arrangements – so although things are tight, there's still a cool creative undercurrent too – way more than just standard orchestrations behind Newman's sweet solo lines on alto, tenor, and soprano sax. A few cuts have backing vocals – used in ways you might hear on a Hank Crawford album – and titles include "Shiki", "Promise Me Your Love", "Ebo Man", "Groovin To The Music", "I Love Music", and "Mashooganah". CD

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✨✧ VariousBreezin – Cool, Smooth, & Funky Instrumentals ... CD
Essential, Mid 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A sweet set of jazzy instrumentals from the 70s – tunes from a time when the jazz funk groove was getting warmed up by larger production and arrangements that are perfect for the mellow moods in this collection! Most of these numbers still have a funky component, but a laidback vibe – slow-steppers with an easygoing pace – mostly pulled from the Encounter and Versatile labels of the time. Titles include "Betcha By Golly Wow" by Sir Edward, "Gonna Fly Now" by Richard Groove Holmes, "Breezin" by Hank Crawford & Calvin Newborn, "Easy" by Grant Green, "Brown Eyed Woman" by Stanley Turrentine, "A Little Something Nice" by Little Beaver, "Sanford & Son Theme" by Bobby Forrester, "So Falls The Past" by Buster Williams, and "Let's Stay Together" by Profile. CD
 
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Sonny StittMy Mother's Eyes ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1963. Very Good ... $9.99
A rare one for Sonny Stitt – an album for Pacific Jazz recorded on the west coast, but done with some hard-burning organ work by Charles Kynard that easily matches any of Stitt's best soul jazz sides from the east! There's a tightly cooking feel to the entire set that's really great – a style that's slightly different than Sonny's work for Argo or Prestige, but which is equally great – thanks to fluid lines on Hammond from Kynard, and some great guitar from the under-rated Ray Crawford. The group's completed by Doug Sides on drums – and titles include "Blue Skies", "Sitt In Time", "Summer Special", "My Mother's Eyes", and "SOP Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with silver text.)

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✨✧ Randy CrawfordSecret Combination ... LP
Warner, 1981. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Rich, proud work from Randy Crawford – sung with the mature mix of jazz and soul that made her one of the more sophisticated mainstream singers of her generation! The album's heavy on mellower cuts, but it's never too sleepy – thanks to a slow-burning sensibility that Randy uses to keep things cooking on the low burners – a style that brings out some good vocal force even when the backings are somewhat gentle. Production's by Tommy LiPuma, and somewhat slick, and tracks include "You Might Need Somebody", "That's How Heartaches Are Made", "Two Lives", "You Bring The Sun Out", "Rio De Janeiro Blue", "Time For Love", "Trade Winds", and "When I Lose My Way". LP, Vinyl record album
(Canadian pressing. Cover has a name in marker on back. Labels have some marker.)
 
 
 



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