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Sam CookeEvery Body Likes To Cha Cha Cha! ... LP
Famous, Early 60s. Very Good- ... $33.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear & aging.)

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Sam CookeKeep Movin' On ... CD
Abkco/RCA, Early 60s. Used ... $5.99
A brilliant overview of Sam's best secular soul from the 60s – a well-done collection that contains tracks from Sam's early sessions for RCA, and which presents the material with a full set of notes by Peter Guaralnick, and complete details on all the sessions! Some of the tunes on here were hits, but there's a lot more here that are less familiar, including a few unreleased numbers – such that hearing the CD together is like finding that great, lost, no-nonsense Sam Cooke album that never really came out at the time! Titles include "Shake", "Yeah Man", "Good Times", "Falling In Love", "Meet Me At Mary's Place", "Rome (Wasn't Built In A Day)", "The Riddle Song", "A Change Is Gonna Come", "I'm Just A Country Boy", "Keep Movin On", and "There'll Be No Second Time". 23 tracks in all. CD
(Out of print.)

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Sam CookeMr Soul ... LP
RCA, 1963. Good+ ... $14.99
If there's anyone who earns the name "Mr Soul", it's gotta be Sam Cooke – given that records like these were crucial to getting the term of soul music out to the public in the 60s! The set's a great illustration of the way that Sam cooks up soul, too – as it mostly features familiar tunes, recast by Cooke with a new soul music approach – that deeper feeling he brings to the lyrics, while still holding up a professional polish that rivals the great singers of the decade before. Horace Ott handled the arrangements, with a great blend of strings and soul – and titles include "Smoke Rings", "I Wish You Love", "Little Girl", "Driftin Blues", "Send Me Some Lovin", and "Chains Of Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear, pen & red tape along all seams.)

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Sam CookePortrait Of A Legend 1951 to 1964 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Abkco, 1950s-Mid 60s. New Copy 2 LP Gatefold ... $24.99 29.99
A massive collection of work by the great Sam Cooke – featuring 30 tunes in all, and spanning the range of his full career – from his early roots in gospel music, to the incredibly powerful soul tunes he cut shortly before his untimely death. The set's got most everything you'd ever want to hear if you're looking for an overview of Sam's work – with titles that include "A Change Is Gonna Come", "Another Saturday Night", "Good Times", "Having A Party", "Sugar Dumpling", "Ain't That Good News", "Nothing Can Change This Love", "Little Red Rooster", "I'll Come Running Back To You", "What A Wonderful World", "Cupid", "Chain Gang", "Summertime", and "Only Sixteen". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Sam CookeSam Cooke (Phoenix 10) ... LP
Phoenix10, Late 50s. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Sam CookeSoulin Sam Cooke – Right On (with bonus 45) ... LP
Cherie, Early 60s. Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Missing bonus 45. Cover has a large name in marker on all sides, wear, peeling and split top seams.)

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Sam CookeTry A Little Love ... LP
RCA, 1965. Good+ ... $14.99
Released shortly after Sam's death, this is a beautiful batch of ballad tracks to remember how sweet his voice was. The production's a bit pop, but Sam's singing is as heavenly as ever. Titles include "When A Boy Falls In Love", "Try A Little Love", "Bridge Of Tears", "Almost In Your Arms", "You Send Me", and "I Fall In Love Every Day". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing. Cover has some wear, with aging and flaking on the back.)

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Sam CookeYou Send Me (RCA) ... LP
RCA/Camden, Early 60s. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
... LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing.)

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Sam Cooke with the Soul StirrersGospel Soul Of Sam Cooke With The Soul Stirrers Vol 1 ... LP
Specialty, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $19.99
It's a well-known fact that before Sam Cooke went into soul music, he was cutting some incredible work with the Soul Stirrers gospel quintet – work that was every bit as soulful and sexy as his pop hits, perhaps more so, given the supposedly restrained nature of the setting. This album brings together some very nice numbers from Sam's days with the group! LP, Vinyl record album
(Black & gold label pressing.)

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Sam Cooke with the Soul StirrersGospel Soul Of Sam Cooke With The Soul Stirrers Vol 2 ... LP
Specialty, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
It's a well-known fact that before Sam Cooke went into soul music, he was cutting some incredible work with the Soul Stirrers gospel quintet – work that was every bit as soulful and sexy as his pop hits, perhaps more so, given the supposedly restrained nature of the setting. This album brings together some very nice numbers from Sam's days with the group! LP, Vinyl record album
(Black & gold label pressing.)

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Sam Cooke with the Soul StirrersThat's Heaven To Me ... LP
Specialty, Late 50s. Very Good ... $6.99
It's a well-known fact that before Sam Cooke went into soul music, he was cutting some incredible work with the Soul Stirrers gospel quintet – work that was every bit as soulful and sexy as his pop hits, perhaps more so, given the supposedly restrained nature of the setting. This album brings together some very nice numbers from Sam's days with the group – a 12 track selection that includes the titles "I'm So Happy", "That's Heaven To Me", "Mean Old World", "Joy Joy To My Soul", "All Right Now", and "Lord, Remember Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing.)

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Lloyd Price/Sam Cooke/Larry Williams/Little RicharOur Significant Hits ... LP
Specialty, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A cool Specialty Records compilation – with three cuts each by the four stars on the cover! LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing.)

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✨✧ Sam CookeBest Of Sam Cooke ... LP
RCA, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A stone classic – not just from Sam Cooke, but in the genre of "best of" records too! The set's overflowing with classic singles from the legendary soul singers – almost the perfect record to start with if you've ever wanted to sample Sam's genius – that amazing voice, intimate sense of presentation, and undeniably mature, masculine sound that forever changed the face of soul music! Every track's a winner – and titles include "Only Sixteen", "You Send Me", "Cupid", "Chain Gang", "Having A Party", "Twistin The Night Away", "Wonderful World", "Summertime", "Everybody Loves To Cha Cha", "For Sentimental Reasons", "Sad Mood", and "Bring It On Home To Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Later black label pressing. Cover has a large name in marker on both sides. Label has some pen.)

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✨✧ Sam CookeLive At Harlem Square Club, 1963 ... CD
RCA, 1963. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the definitive Sam Cooke recordings of the 60s – never issued at the time, but one of the crucial sides that's provided a later look at his brilliance from the time. The session was recorded at the same vintage as Sam Cooke At The Copa – another live record that was issued during the 60s, and which some claim caused the repression of this one, a much livelier, harder, and soulful session, recorded way uptown, at the Harlem Square Club. The Sam you hear here is a much harder soul artist than the one at the Copa – working his way through some great versions of tracks that include "Cupid", "Chain Gang", "Feel It", "Bring It On Home To Me", and "Nothing Can Change This Love". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Sam CookeOne & Only ... LP
RCA/Camden, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Pickwick pressing. NOTE: Cover has staining & peeling along the bottom 3 inches.)

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✨✧ Sam CookeThis Is Sam Cooke ... LP
RCA, Early 60s/1970. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A 2LP set that brings together earlier Sam Cooke titles for RCA – some remastered and made into stereo titles, others just cleaned up a bit. There's a total of 20 tracks in all – with hits like "Twistin The Night Away", "You Send Me", "Chain Gang", "Having A Party", "Another Saturday Night", and "Cupid" – plus lesser-known numbers like "Feel It", "Little Red Rooster", and "Everybody Loves To Cha Cha Cha". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear with a bit of marker in the bottom right corner.)

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✨✧ Sam CookeTwo Sides Of Sam Cooke ... LP
Specialty, Late 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A nice little compilation that brings together both sides of Sam Cooke's early work – his gospel recordings with the Soul Stirrers, and his secular soul from a few years later. The package is a great overview of Sam's best recordings in both worlds – with one side of gospel, one side of soul, and a 12 track selection that includes "Lovable", "Forever", "That's All I Need To Know", "Happy In Love", "I'll Come Running Back To You", "Were You There", and "The Last Mile Of The Way". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Sam CookeMan & His Music ... CD
RCA/Abkco, Early 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Sam's greatest hits from the RCA years – including "Twistin The Night Away", "Having A Party", "Good Times", "Another Saturday Night", "Cupid", "Wonderful World", "When A Boy Falls In Love", "Only 16", "Chain Gang", "You Send Me", "That's Where It's At", "Bring It On Home To Me", and "A Change Is Gonna Come". 28 tracks in all. CD
(Out of print original CD pressing, not a CDr.)

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✨✧ Sam CookeUnforgettable Sam Cooke (profile cover) ... LP
RCA, 1966. Used ... Out Of Stock
A posthumous collection of material that Sam recorded for RCA before his untimely death – not really a greatest hits collection, but a lot better than the usual "house cleaning" type of record that gets issued in this sort of situation! Arrangements are by Stan Applebaum, Jimmie Haskell, and Rene Hall – and titles include "Feel It", "One More Time", "Soothe Me", "I'm Gonna Forget About You", "That's All", "I Ain't Gonna Cheat On You No More", "Sugar Dumpling", and "Wonderful World". LP, Vinyl record album

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Soul StirrersSoul Stirrers Featuring Sam Cooke ... LP
Specialty, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Not only features early gospel work by Sam Cooke, but also includes some material with a young Johnnie Taylor! LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing.)
 
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✨✧ Jesse BelvinBut Not Forgotten ... LP
United, Early 50s. Very Good+ ... $1.99
Jesse was one of the greats – and he would have been as huge as Sam Cooke, Nat King Cole, or Ray Charles, had he not died a tragic early death in the late 50s. This album collects some of his great polished R&B tracks from the early and mid 50s, recorded in LA, and a perfect progression from the postwar styles laid down by Nat Cole and Charles Brown. Titles include "Girl of My Dreams", "My Desire", "I'm In Love", "I'll Mess You Up", and "Once Upon A Time". LP, Vinyl record album

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Leon BridgesComing Home ... CD
Columbia, 2015. Used ... $7.99
An album with a very classic look on the cover – and an equally classic sound to match – one that takes us back to some of the hippest, coolest work by early 60s singers like Sam Cooke or Marvin Gaye! Both artists are a good comparison here, as Leon Bridges is unabashedly in the same territory – cool, classy, yet undeniably soulful – at this level that never has to overstate itself, or try too hard to reach for facile funky parts, or any kind of party-moving sort of vibe. Leon's vocals are wonderful – clearly born to sing music this great – and the backings are a nice change from the usual retro soul modes, and instead have this deep soul vibe that's perfectly captured in a Texas small studio setting. Titles include "Better Man", "Brown Skin Girl", "Lisa Sawyer", "Pull Away", "Flower", and "Twistin & Groovin". CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Leon BridgesComing Home (180 gram pressing – includes download) ... LP
Columbia, 2015. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
An album with a very classic look on the cover – and an equally classic sound to match – one that takes us back to some of the hippest, coolest work by early 60s singers like Sam Cooke or Marvin Gaye! Both artists are a good comparison here, as Leon Bridges is unabashedly in the same territory – cool, classy, yet undeniably soulful – at this level that never has to overstate itself, or try too hard to reach for facile funky parts, or any kind of party-moving sort of vibe. Leon's vocals are wonderful – clearly born to sing music this great – and the backings are a nice change from the usual retro soul modes, and instead have this deep soul vibe that's perfectly captured in a Texas small studio setting. Titles include "Better Man", "Brown Skin Girl", "Lisa Sawyer", "Pull Away", "Flower", and "Twistin & Groovin". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Coming Home ... CD 7.99

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OvationsPeace of Mind ... LP
Goldwax/Vivid (Japan), Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $34.99
A Japanese-only look at one of the greatest vocal groups on the southern scene of the 60s – the amazing Ovations, a trio with a sound like nobody else! The group were noted for a strong love of the music of Sam Cooke – and they worked in the years after Sam's death in a blend of sweet and smooth harmonies that were not only a loving tribute to the Cooke genius, but which also show the way that Sam's style might have changed in the 60s. Lead vocalist Louis Williams has a warm and crackling vocal mode that's very much in the Sam Cooke mode, but the use of additional harmonies from the group really changes the overall sound quite a bit – making for a warmer, smoother style that's very much the group's own, especially when it's being pushed by some heavier Memphis soul touches. LP, Vinyl record album

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OvationsSo Nice To Be Loved By You/One In A Million ... 7-inch
Sounds Of Memphis, 1972. Very Good- ... $1.99
2 great ones by The Ovations – both done in the Sam Cooke-inspired style that was the group's strongest suit at the time – but also inflected with some nice touches of sweet southern soul – cooking things with a great 70s sort of groove! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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John PattonGot A Good Thing Goin' ... CD
Blue Note, Mid 60s. Used ... $9.99
A classic by Big John Patton! The master organ player is joined by Grant Green on guitar, and the much-overlooked drummer Hugh Walker – a fantastic player on the kit, little known, but who played with this incredible "skipping" groove – one that sounds that reminds us a lot of some of the work that Joe Dukes did with Jack McDuff in the 60s! There's no bass on the set at all – and Walker's drums combine with added conga from Richard Landrum – giving the songs an extra roll, and a modal approach that expands Patton's sound past his usual gutbuckety soul jazz! Includes loads of great tracks – especially the jazz dance classic "The Yodel", as well as on Sam Cooke's "The Shake", Duke Pearson's "Amanda", and the great "Soul Woman". CD
(Out of print.)

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PersuasionsStreet Corner Symphony ... CD
Capitol/Collectables, Early 70s. Used ... $22.99
A Capella revival material from this legendary 70s ensemble. This album's possibly their best, and features the sort of mix of material – gospel, soul, and rock – that made them big with the crossover crowd. Includes Dylan's "The Man In Me", Curtis Mayfield's "People Get Ready", Sam Cooke's "Good Times", and "Buffalo Soldier" – plus the group's successful "Temptations Medley". CD
(Out of print.)

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SupremesSupremes At The Copa ... LP
Motown, 1965. Very Good ... $2.99
The Supremes take on the classy Copa nightclub – and really bring down the house with a stunning mix of warmth, charm, and soul! The record's perhaps one of the "livest" of Motown live albums from the time – done in a spread-out style that features a lot more songs than some of their other live records, really giving the full scope of the show at the club. Plus, there's lots of crowd noise, bits of speaking from the girls, and an overall approach that's fluid and natural – very much a concert on record! Titles include "The Boy From Ipanema", "Put On A Happy Face", "I Am Woman", "Baby Love", "Sam Cooke Medley", "Queen Of The House", and "Back In My Arms Again". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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VariousCaribbean In America – 1915 to 1962 (3CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 10s/1920s/1930s/1940s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 3CD ... $19.99 29.99
Caribbean styles hit the American scene – then get transformed into something completely different in this huge collection of recordings that span styles that include jazz, Latin, R&B, soul, and blues! In some cases, the Caribbean element comes through in the song structure – which might be lifted directly, then reworked for an American audience. But at other times, the influence is more in the rhythms or instrumentation – used as inspiration to then create something new – a bit in the way that American soul would provide the inspiration for reggae in the 60s. The package has the usual fantastic Fremeaux presentation – with a big booklet of historical notes, in both French and English, to support 66 titles that include "Jamaica Farewell" by Sam Cooke, "Salty Fish Aki Rice" by Ruth Wallis, "Bajan Girl" by Lionel Belasco, "Sly Mongoose" by Sam Manning, "El Gallero" by Dioris Valladares & Angel Viloria, "El Mambo Diablo" by Tito Puente, "Hey Little Girl" by Professor Longhair, "Un Poco Loco" by Bud Powell, "Chee Koo Baby" by Lloyd Price, "Shrinking Up Fast" by Camille Howard, "Ojai" by Joe Lutcher, "Salee Dame" by Albert Nicholas & Baby Dodds, "Inside" by Hector The Ram, "Run Come See Jerusalem"b y Stan Wilson, "I Learn A Merengue" by Robert Mitchum, "Afro Blue" by Cal Tjader, "La Maricutana" by Damiron & Chapuseaux, "Magical Joe" by Herb Jeffries, "Begin The Beguine" by Charlie Parker, "Make It Do" by Slim Gaillard, "Guitarambo" by Mickey Baker, and "Don't Touch Me Nylon" by The Charmer (aka Louis Farrakhan). CD

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✨✧ PersuasionsStreet Corner Symphony ... LP
Capitol, Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A Capella revival material from this legendary 70s ensemble. This album's possibly their best, and features the sort of mix of material – gospel, soul, and rock – that made them big with the crossover crowd. Includes Dylan's "The Man In Me", Curtis Mayfield's "People Get Ready", Sam Cooke's "Good Times", and "Buffalo Soldier" – plus the group's successful "Temptations Medley". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousSalut Les Copains – 1960 Les Hits ... LP
Europe 1/Universal (France), 1960. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
A very cool collection that pays tribute to an explosive postwar decade in the French music scene – a time when the overseas market was really embracing the new styles of rock and soul from America and England, but also making some wonderful music of its own! The series does a great job of mixing up modes – so that you'll hear a French tune one minute, an English one the next – with an ever-evolving sense of styles as the series move on – especially as a lot more French material tends to dominate in the latter half of the 60s! The effect is almost like tuning into Paris radio during the year in the title – and it's no surprise that the whole thing was done as a project by Europe's Radio 1, in collaboration with Universal – at a level that's way better than some of those overstuffed schlockier hits package on the market. Titles on this 1960 volume include "Shop Around" by The Miracles, "Money" by Barrett Strong, "Apache" by The Shadows, "Itsibitsi Petit Bikini" by Dalida, "Faut Rigoler" by Henri Salvador, "Cou-Couche Panier" by Gillian Hills, "Chain Gang" by Sam Cooke, "Spanish Harlem" by Ben E King, "Souvenirs Souvenirs" by Johnny Hallyday, "Age Tendre Et Tete De Bois" by Gilbert Becaud, "Shakin All Over" by Johnny Kidd & The Pirates, "Beyond The Sea" by Bobby Darin, "Poor Me" by Adam Faith, and "Corinna Corinna" by Ray Peterson. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
 
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VariousBrazuca! – Samba Rock & Brazilian Groove From The Golden Years 1966 to 1978 ... CD
Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), Late 60s/1970s. Used ... $12.99
Amazing sounds from one of the greatest periods in Brazilian music – that heady late 60s/early 70s stretch when it seemed like everything was up for grabs – and new genres, new sounds, and new styles were being created all the time! This cooker of a collection focuses on the unique hybrid of funk and samba that took place at the time – a sound also known as Samba Soul, but served up here with a really well-selected batch of tracks that goes way past the obvious – to really reinscribe a whole new version of this musical generation, pulled together from rare wax of the 70s! The groove is bouncy and upbeat, but often has some cool unexpected twists and turns too – with titles that include "Mister Brown" by Bebeto, "Quem Vem La" by Marisa Rossi, "Turma Do Pole" by Arnaud Rodriguez, "16 Toneladas" by Moriel Vilela, "Sou Negro" by Toni Tornado, and "Tatarue" by Giovana. CD

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✨✧ Quincy Jones/Sammy Nestico OrchestraBasie & Beyond ... CD
Qwest/Warner, 2000. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great old school sounds from Quincy Jones – the kind of smoking big band album we'd know from his early years on ABC or Mercury Records! The Q's done many great things in the years since those albums – including great work in the soul music and soundtrack fields – but it's great to know he can still turn out a jazz cooker like this when he wants – thanks in part to great help as a co-leader from reedman Sammy Nestico! The horns are totally tight – that great old Quincy way of coming on strong, then letting individual voices break out of the pack – and players include Ernie Watts, Gerald Albright, and Gary Foster on saxes; Oscar Brashear and Wane Bergeron on trumpets; George Bohannon and Bill Watrous on trombones – all great players who really make the record kick. The set also features guest solo work by Hubert Laws on flute, and Kirk Whalum on tenor and soprano sax – and Emil Richards even turns in a bit of vibes, too. Titles include "Grace", "Jelly Roll", "The Joy Of Cookin", "Ya Gotta Try Harder", "Lisett", and "No Time Like The Present". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Camille YarbroughIron Pot Cooker ... CD
Vanguard/Ace (UK), 1975. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of THE spoken word classics of the 70s funk years – an amazing album based around the poetry of Camille Yarbrough – set to some amazing funky backings! The sound here is incredibly righteous – almost a more sophisticated version of Betty Davis – done with a stark, spare groove that makes the bass bits and drums really come out in the mix! Camille's got a heck of a lot of personal vision, and really works the album together as a whole – making for a set that's far more than just "poetry plus music" – and instead an audio tapestry with an incredibly deep sound! Includes a heavy rap on the streets that culminates in the great "Little Sally the Super Sex Star" – plus the classic "Take Yo Praise", which was sampled famously by Fatboy Slim – and the cuts "Can I Get A Witness" and "All Hid". CD

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✨✧ BalduinCreative Cookery ... CD
Crippled Dick (Germany), 2001. Used ... Out Of Stock
This guy's pretty darn great! Balduin combines older jazzy samples and bits of electronica – into tracks that retain all the warmth and soul of classic jazz, but which infuses it with all of the fresh electric energy of work on labels like Compost or some of the groovier French imprints of the past few years. Titles include "Silent Steps", "Solo Be Good", "Lemon Curry", "Lear Jet", "Fantasy", "Black Mill", "Zoom", "England Is Alright", "Sugar Fairy", and "Champagne". CD

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Art Blakey & The Jazz MessengersRitual ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1957. Used ... $13.99
A hard-swinging cooker from Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers – recorded during the landmark year of 1957 – when Blakey's group was open to recording for a number of different labels, in a number of different settings! The set was originally done for the west coast stalwart Pacific Jazz, but it's got a sound that's much more in the hardbop mode of the New York scene – all the fire and intensity that Blakey first cooked up for Blue Note, cast out with a slight sense of openness here in the less iconic setting. Players include Jackie McLean on alto, Bill Hardman on trumpet, and Sam Dockery on piano – and the album's right up there with Vik/RCA, Savoy, and Chess material they cut at the time. Tracks include "Touche", "Sam's Tune", "Once Upon A Groove", and "Wake Up". CD
(Out of print.)

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Hector RiveraAt The Party With Hector Rivera ... LP
Barry, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A monster album of Latin soul – arguably the greatest record ever cut by Hector Rivera! The record's a rare cooker that never lets up at all – a non-stop boogaloo party that definitely lives up to its swinging cover image – and which is quite different than most other albums from Hector! English language lyrics are at the lead on most numbers – and the rhythms have a romping blend of soul and Latin that's right up there with the same Spanish Harlem groove as work on Fania or Cotique, although arguably even better! There's lots of heavy piano in the grooves, and vocals on some cuts are sung by David Coleman – a singer we only know from this record, but who really makes it shine. Titles include "Playing It Cool", "At The Party", "Shingaling Baby", "I Got My Eye On You", "Pra Voz Wilma", and "Asia Minor". LP, Vinyl record album

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U-RoyVersion Galore ... LP
Treasure Isle/Get On Down, 1970s. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 20.98
The debut of U-Roy, and an album that paves the way for countless wonderful sounds to come! The album's an early one in the toasting approach – and has U-Roy calling out the tunes in this echoey style that's wonderful – somehow more urgent than reggae records of just a few years before, and almost dismantling the tunes as he works alongside them! Rhythms are cooked up by Duke Reid – and the album's the stuff that put both him, and the role of the DJ in reggae firmly on the map! Titles include "Your Ace From Space", "On The Beach", "Version Galore", "True Confession", "Tide Is High", "Things You Love", "The Same Song", "Happy Go Lucky Girl", "Rock Away", "Wear You To The Ball", "Don't Stay Away", and "Hot Pop". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ George BensonIt's Uptown ... LP
Columbia, 1967. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
George Benson's first LP for Columbia – a hard, heavy, soul jazz slammer that bears no resemblance to his overproduced work of the 70s! The album's a real cooker – recorded hot on the heels of Benson's classic work on Prestige with the Jack McDuff group, and sounding a lot like McDuff's hard wailing organ jazz of the same time. George is working with a group that features a young Lonnie Smith on organ, plus Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Ronnie Cuber on sax, and Charlie Persip on drums – all tightly coming together, and jamming hard on the album's short cooking tracks. Tracks include "Clockwise", "Jaguar", "Hello Birdie", and "Bullfight". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing.)

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✨✧ El Gran ComboEl Gran Combo ... CD
Combo, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Not the 5th album from El Gran Combo – they'd actually released way more records than than by this time – but a great 70s cooker from this famous Latin group! Tracks have a nice sense of power throughout – bright horns on the top, and bold rhythms that show the combo were digging the same sort of new Latin vibe as the acts over at Fania and Tico – new Latin pride for the 70s, which really comes through in the energy of the grooves. Instrumentation includes two trumpets, two saxes, and a trombone – over lots of great percussion, and topped by vocals from Andy Montanez and Carlos Aponte. Titles include "Villaran Cuenca", "Los Zapatos De Manacho", "Mi Plena", "Eliminacion De Feos", and "Con Guiro Y Pandereta". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Les McCann & The Jazz CrusadersJazz Waltz (Venezuelan pressing) ... LP
Pacific Jazz/Circulo Musical (Venezuela), Mid 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A real cooker – and a stone soulful set that works some real magic at so many levels! First off, the record brings together two of the hottest talents on the west coast scene of the 60s – pianist Les McCann, and the firey young Jazz Crusaders – who are really burning here with a tightness and sense of energy that's amazing. But more than that, the record also features Les hitting some keys alongside his usual piano – both electric piano and Hammond, which come off here with a great sound – especially alongside Joe Sample's additional work on acoustic piano and organ. Horn solos are great – with tight work from Wilton Felder on tenor and Wayne Henderson on trombone – and titles include "Big City", "Spanish Castles", "Damascus", "Blues For Yna Yna", "This Here", and "All Blue". LP, Vinyl record album
(Very cool 60s Venezuelan pressing – with an unusual cover!)

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✨✧ Shuichi Ponta MurakamiTokyo Fusion Night ... CD
Polydor/Universal (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The fusion in the title really fits well here – as the album's a warm little cooker from the Japanese scene of the late 70s – driven nicely by the percussion of Ponta Murakami, and laced with plenty of sweet solos on guitar, keyboards, and tenor sax! We're not sure we recognize the other players – although the notes are in Japanese, so we can't be sure – but they work together with the tightness of the best fusion units of the period – given the same sort of inspiration from Murakami's drums as The Crusaders might get from Stix Hooper! Some moments are full-on fusion, but a few are more laidback – and overall, there's a soulful warmth to the record that's very much in that way that Japanese 70s fusion sessions were always so different from those in Europe. Titles include the great "Air Pocket", plus "Captain Caribe", "Promise Me Your Love", "Nabi's Napping", and "Come & Down". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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✨✧ Oliver NelsonFantabulous ... LP
Argo, 1964. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A cool cooker from Oliver Nelson – one of the few 60s albums he cut as a leader with the same sense of soul and swing as his backings for other players! The sound here is right up there with Nelson's work with Jimmy Smith over at Verve – soaring, soulful arrangements that sparkle in ways that few other arrangers could match – perfectly balanced between bold statements by the soloists and a tight ensemble feel overall! The players are all top-shelf – and include Phil Woods on alto sax, Jerome Richardson on flute and baritone, Robert Hashton on tenor, Art Hoyle on trumpet, and Patti Brown on piano – plus Nelson himself on alto, getting in a few key solos. The whole thing's wonderfully upbeat and joyous, but with a deeper sense of feeling too – and many titles are originals by Nelson, including "Hobo Flats", "Post No Bills", "Laz-ie Kate", "Teenie's Blues", and "Three Plus One". LP, Vinyl record album
(Grey label Argo pressing. Cover has some wear & initials in marker.)

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✨✧ Raulzinho (aka Raul De Souza)A Vontade Mesmo (Japanese pressing) ... LP
RCA (Japan), 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the earliest albums we've ever seen by trombonist Raul DeSouza – a player who's probably best known for his American work in the 70s, but who really sparkles here in this rare 60s date! The album's a cooker of a jazz bossa set – and has an upbeat sound that's totally great – with warm, fluidly soulful solos from Raul on trombone – and plenty of sharp-edged percussion to make the tunes dance along nicely. A few cuts get a bit mellower, with slightly more of a jazz feeling – and titles include "Jordu", "Estamos Ai", "A Vontade Mesmo", "Primavera", "Samba Do Avaio", and "Pureza". LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice Japanese pressing – from 1980! Includes obi!)

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✨✧ Hector RiveraAt The Party With Hector Rivera ... LP
Barry, Late 60s. Used (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A monster album of Latin soul – arguably the greatest record ever cut by Hector Rivera! The record's a rare cooker that never lets up at all – a non-stop boogaloo party that definitely lives up to its swinging cover image – and which is quite different than most other albums from Hector! English language lyrics are at the lead on most numbers – and the rhythms have a romping blend of soul and Latin that's right up there with the same Spanish Harlem groove as work on Fania or Cotique, although arguably even better! There's lots of heavy piano in the grooves, and vocals on some cuts are sung by David Coleman – a singer we only know from this record, but who really makes it shine. Titles include "Playing It Cool", "At The Party", "Shingaling Baby", "I Got My Eye On You", "Pra Voz Wilma", and "Asia Minor". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available At The Party With Hector Rivera ... LP 9.99

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✨✧ Hector RiveraAt The Party With Hector Rivera (with bonus tracks) ... CD
BGP (UK), Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A monster album of Latin soul – arguably the greatest record ever cut by Hector Rivera! The record's a rare cooker that never lets up at all – a non-stop boogaloo party that definitely lives up to its swinging cover image – and which is quite different than most other albums from Hector! English language lyrics are at the lead on most numbers – and the rhythms have a romping blend of soul and Latin that's right up there with the same Spanish Harlem groove as work on Fania or Cotique, although arguably even better! There's lots of heavy piano in the grooves, and vocals on some cuts are sung by David Coleman – a singer we only know from this record, but who really makes it shine. Titles include "Playing It Cool", "At The Party", "Shingaling Baby", "I Got My Eye On You", "Pra Voz Wilma", and "Asia Minor". CD's got 5 bonus cuts too! CD
(Out of print.)
Also available At The Party With Hector Rivera ... LP 9.99

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✨✧ El Gran ComboEl Gran Combo 5 ... LP
EGC, 1973. Used ... Out Of Stock
Not the 5th album from El Gran Combo – they'd actually released way more records than than by this time – but a great 70s cooker from this famous Latin group! Tracks have a nice sense of power throughout – bright horns on the top, and bold rhythms that show the combo were digging the same sort of new Latin vibe as the acts over at Fania and Tico – new Latin pride for the 70s, which really comes through in the energy of the grooves. Instrumentation includes two trumpets, two saxes, and a trombone – over lots of great percussion, and topped by vocals from Andy Montanez and Carlos Aponte. Titles include "Villaran Cuenca", "Los Zapatos De Manacho", "Mi Plena", "Eliminacion De Feos", and "Con Guiro Y Pandereta". LP, Vinyl record album
(Non-gatefold pressing. Cover has a wavy corner with a bit of stuck-on paper.)
 
 
 



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