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Kenny DorhamArrival Of Kenny Dorham ... LP
Jaro, 1960. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
One of Kenny Dorham's best records ever – and one of his rarest too! The set was cut for the short-lived Jaro label, home to a few great jazz sides during its short-lived American tenure – and the set features Kenny grooving at a level that's extremely tight, very much in the best spirit of his work for Blue Note or Prestige – and recorded here with equally top-shelf sound! The record shows Kenny at his lyrical best – working alongside the piano of Tommy Flangan, who really helps enforce this side of his music – and also getting some help from Charles Davis on baritone, who brings in some darker edges to the record. Other players include Butch Warren on bass and Buddy Enlow on drums – on tracks that include the original entitled "Stage West", plus another sweet tune by Davis entitled "Turbo" – as well as the numbers "Butch's Blues", "Six Bits", and "Stella By Starlight". LP, Vinyl record album

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Saun & StarrLook Closer ... CD
Daptone, 2015. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
The mighty debut of Saun & Starr – a female soul duo who have been best known for their backing work behind Sharon Jones – stepping out here into the spotlight with some great support from the Dap-Kings! Although funky, the duo also have more of a deep soul approach than Sharon Jones – a quality that's very old school, and which burns with the fire of some lost 70s session on Stax Records – the kind of super-heavy sound that first made us fall in love with the Daptone label so many years back! The Dap-Kings are at their best in the setting – maybe looser, and more personal than on some of their recordings with Jones – and titles include "In The Night", "Dear Mr Teddy", "Look Closer", "Hot Shot", "Sunshine", "If Only", "Your Face Before My Eyes", and "Big Wheel". CD

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VariousPlayers – 12 Super Rare Original Funk Monsters From The Late 60s & Early 70s ... CD
Soul Patrol (France), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $12.99
A great set of grooves from the legendary Soul Patrol Records – the long-running label that's always a key source for hard to find funk! As with other Soul Patrol sets, tracks here represent the farthest reaches of the funky 45 underground – hard to find singles from the late 60s and early 70s, brought together in a blistering array of heavy drums, scratchy guitars, and all-soul vocals! Most of the cuts are ones that we've never seen reissued elsewhere – and titles include "Funk" by King C, "Doin What You Need To Do" by Anthony Burns, "Love" by Rudy Lambert, "Sweet" by Brother Williams, "We Know We Got To Live Together" by Eugene Blacknell & The New Breed, "The Players" by The Inter Circle, and "Shucky Dan" by Ko Kane. CD

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✨✧ Roland KirkInflated Tear (with bonus track) ... CD
Atlantic, 1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A landmark album from Roland Kirk – one of his key 60s sides for Atlantic records, and an amazing blend of soul jazz, hardbop, and freer thinking styles! Roland's playing an insane assortment of horns on the set – often at the same time, if you know his 3-way style of blowing – and instruments used for the recording include Manzello, stritch, flute, whistle, English horn, and flexatone – in addition to standard tenor and clarinet. Other players in the group include Ron Burton on piano, Steve Novosel on bass, and Jimmy Hopps on drums – and the album's got some incredible original compositions that include "Many Blessings", "Handful Of Fives", "Lovellevellioqui", "Laugh for Rory", "Black and Crazy Blues", and "The Inflated Tear". Also includes the bonus track "I'm Glad There Is You". CD
(Out of print Atlantic 50th Anniversary pressing in a cardboard digipack.)

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✨✧ Art Pepper with Lee KonitzWest Coast Sessions Vol 3 – Lee Konitz (High Jingo – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Atlas/Omnivore, 1982. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A mighty meeting of two modern alto giants – a set cut under the leadership of Lee Konitz, but which also features some great work from Art Pepper too! Both Pepper and Konitz were two of the most distinctive players to emerge in the 50s – both in the generation after Charlie Parker first set the horn on fire with his bebop creations – but both very individual, distinct players who took the music in fresh new directions. That distinctness really comes through here – as both Lee and Art blow together wonderfully, crossing lines and taking off on solos with a gentle swing that comes from the support of Michael Lang on piano, Bob Magnsusson on bass, and John Dentz on drums. Most tracks are very alto-heavy – in a great way – and the session was originally only ever issued in Japan, as part of the Atlas Records "West Coast Today" series. Titles include "Minor Blues In F", "Whims Of Chambers", "The Shadow Of Your Smile", and "This Can't Be Love". CD features two bonus alternate takes, too! CD
Also available West Coast Sessions Vol 3 – Lee Konitz (High Jingo – with bonus tracks) ... CD 15.99

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✨✧ Leon SpencerBad Walking Woman ... LP
Prestige, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Supremely heavy work from organist Leon Spencer – one of his classic jazz funk sessions for Prestige Records, and a record that shows him opening up his sound a bit more than before! The album has Spencer working in a few different lineups – some with small groups that feature Melvin Sparks on guitar and Idris Muhammad on drums – others with some slightly larger instrumentation and even a bit of strings, used in a sophisticatedly soulful style that reminds us a bit of CTI or Kudu backings of the time! Billy Ver Planck handles the larger arrangements, but even on these Leon's organ is right out front in the mix – really dominating the tunes, and soaring over the top with a newly fluid style that reminds us of Charles Earland at his own best during this time. Titles include the killer funky title cut – "Bad Walking Woman" – plus "When My Love Has Gone", "In Search Of Love", "Down On Dowling Street", "Hip Shaker", and "Bad Walking Woman". Cool cover, too, with a huge collage of photos of the backsides of exactly 99 "bad walking women"! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Lowell FulsomTramp Years ... CD
Kent/Ace (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Funky blues from the great Lowell Fulsom! Lowell's best known to the world for his classic "Tramp", a tight funky number that virtually created a whole subgenre of soul, as Otis Redding and Joe Tex were quick to cut answer records to cash in on the action. Nobody could beat Lowell's funky "Tramp" beat, though – and this set kicks off with that famous cut, and features a number of other excellent cuts from the same period. Not all of them are as funky as that one – but a good portion of them are, and the rest are tasty raw soul numbers, done in Lowell's bluesy style. Titles include "Two Way Wishing", "I'm Sinking", "What The Heck", "Blues Pain", "Little Girl", "Pico", "Blues Soul", "Lovin Touch", "Price For Love", "I Wanna Spend Christmas With You", and "The Thing (parts 1 & 2)". 24 tracks in all. CD

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✨✧ Alex PudduMark Of The Devil ... LP
Al Dente (France), 2017. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A wild shift in sound from the enigmatic Alex Puddu – as you might guess from the cover – not the straighter funk of some of his previous records, but instead a richly-crafted album that owes plenty to the golden age of Italian soundtracks! As part of that approach, Puddu works here with the famous soundtrack singer Edda Dell'Orso – whose voice was such a big part of Morricone classics back in the day – and the larger orchestrations are conducted by Giacomo Dell'Orso, who does a perfect job of opening things up to so many different instrumental elements, while still holding to some of the cinematic funk of Puddu's other music. The record features a stunning array of instrumentation – from familiar strings to vibes, Fender Rhodes, electric sitar, tenor sax, and lots lots more – on titles that include "The Whip", "Il Sogno Il Fuoco", "The Haunted Palace", "Tentazioni", "La Carne E Il Peccato", "Il Canto Delle Vergini", and "Mother Of Tears". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Foster SylversFoster Sylvers Featuring Pat & Angie Sylvers ... CD
Pride/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A totally charming record from the wonderful Foster Sylvers – a set recorded back in the days when he was just a kiddie soul phenomenon in the Michael Jackson mode – with some great support from his sisters Pat and Angie! The set's got some of the same blend of sweet soul and sharper grooves as the best early Pride Records material by The Sylvers – thanks to beautiful arrangements from HB Barnum and Jerry Peters – both cats who know how to keep things interesting, so that even the mellowest vocal finds a way of coming out nice! Foster takes the lead on most tracks, but gets lots of harmony support from the girls – and although there's no hip hop sample here, as on his first solo record, the whole thing's got a very similar vibe – at a level that makes us wish he'd recorded a lot more as a kid. Titles include a great funky version of "Montego Bay" – plus "Hang On Sloopy", "Stubborn Kind Of Fellow", "123", "I Fall In Love Every Day", "Caress Me Pretty Music", "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye", and "When I'm Near You". CD
(Part of the Original Pride Breaks & Beats Collection!)

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VariousRiverside Records Story (4CD set) ... CD
Riverside/Fantasy, 1950s/Early 60s. Used 4 CDs ... $24.99
Music from Mongo Santamaria, Cannonball Adderley, Bill Evans, Sonny Rollins, Wes Montgomery, Chet Baker, Ernie Henry, Barry Harris, Budd Johnson, Yusef Lateef & more. CD
(Out of print.)

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James Brown, The JBs, Lyn Collins, & Bobby ByrdJames Brown Revue – Live At The Apollo Vol 4 1972 ... LP
Polydor/Get On Down, 1972. New Copy 2LP ... $26.99 30.98
A never-issued James Brown album from 1972 – a killer live performance from The Apollo Theater – and one that features a fair bit of help from other members of his People Records crew! James performs a bit on the record – but the set also features some great instrumental sides from the JBs, who get almost half the set – plus a few songs each by Bobby Byrd and Lyn Collins – two of the greatest singers to ever work with The Godfather! There's also some great introductions by Danny Day – in that usual hip style we love from James' concert recordings – and titles include "Wine Spot", "From The Back Side", "Hot Pants Road", "Honky Tonk", "Pass The Peas", and "Gimme Some More" by The JBs – plus "I Know You Got Soul", "If Loving You Is Wrong I Don't Want To Be Right", and "Keep On Doin What You're Doin" by Bobby Byrd; and "Do Your Thing", "Think", and "I'll Take You There" by Lyn Collins. LP, Vinyl record album

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Johnny ClarkeRockers Time Now ... LP
Frontline/Get On Down, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 20.98
A great moment for Jamaican singer Johnny Clarke – who really got a chance to shine in the mainstream with this classic album for Virgin – a record that should have given Clarke the same kind of international fame as some of his contemporaries on Island Records! All the element here are right on the money – a lean rockers groove with instrumentation by The Agrovators – who beautifully balance a sense of craft and understatement that really lets Johnny shine in the spotlight! Bunny Lee produced, King Tubby mixed, and titles include "Rockers Time Now", "African Roots", "Satta Massagana", "Declaration Of Rights", "They Never Love Poor Marcus", "Natty Dreadlocks Stand Up Right", "Prophecy A-Fulfilled", and "Stop The Tribal War". LP, Vinyl record album

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ClipseTil The Casket Drops ... LP
Columbia/Get On Down, 2009. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $19.99 22.98
Malice & Pusha T back with The Neptunes on the bulk of Til The Casket Drops – recorded Columbi, after the Jive Records swan song/uncompromising masterpiece Hell Hath No Fury back in '06, and this one still head-and-shoulders above most major label hip hop LPs circa '09! The couple of concessions to street rap radio can be forgiven with album tracks that cut as deep as the ones here – with a couple produced by DJ Khalil, and guests including Kanye West, Yo Gotti, Cam'Ron, Ab Liva, Keri Hilson & Nicole Hurst. Titles include "Freedom", "Popular Demand (Popeyes) feat Cam'Ron & Pharrell, "Kinda Like A Big Deal" feat Kanye West, "Showing Out" feat Yo Gotti, "I'm Good" feat Pharrell, "Door Man", "Never Will It Stop" feat Ab Liva, "All Eyes On Me" feat Keri Hilson, "Counseling" feat Nicole Hurst, "Life Change" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(First time on vinyl!)

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Patrick CowleyAfternooners ... LP
Dark Entries, Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $20.99
The continuing lost legacy of Patrick Cowley – the San Francisco 80s club maestro who made some famous records with Sylvester – but who also did a huge amount of underground sounds for porno films at the time! This set digs deep into that legacy – by featuring music that Cowley did for the 1982 film Afternooners, as well as a few other tracks from the time – material that's a great 80s extrapolation of the sorts of slinky funk you'd know from 70s porn! The sounds here are heavy on beats and keyboards – a much more slowed-down take on territory that Cowley explored on his club singles of the period – and the basslines are plenty heavy, and very seductive – as you might imagine, given the images they were used with on the screen. We should tell you that the package does include a few nude images inside – so be warned if you're offended by that sort of thing. Titles include "Love Come Set Me Free", "Big Shot", "Surfside Sex", "Hot Beach", "The Runner", "One Hot Afternoon", "Leather Bound", and "Bore & Stroke". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Afternooners ... CD 11.99

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Bob DylanBest Of The Cutting Edge 1965/1966 – Bootleg Series Vol 12 ... CD
Columbia, Mid 60s. Used 2 CDs ... $11.99
Pinch yourself – you've gotta be dreaming – because Columbia Records just unlocked the vaults, and unearthed a treasure trove of never-heard recordings from the sessions from some of Bob Dylan's greatest records – Bringing It All Back Home, Highway 61 Revisited, and Blonde On Blonde! Each record is a masterpiece in its own right – the product of countless creative moments by Dylan in the studio, only some of which made it on record – leaving a lot more to be rediscovered all these many years later, and finally offered up to paint a vivid picture of Dylan's genius in 1965 and 1966! Some tracks are quite different – demos, acoustic versions, piano versions, and even a few rehearsals – and if you dig Bob Dylan at all, you'll find plenty here to love. 2CD set features 36 tracks in all – with unreleased unusual versions of "Tombstone Blues", "Positively 4th Street", "Love Minus Zero/No Limit", "California", "You Don't Have To Do That", "Like A Rolling Stone", "Medicine Sunday", "Desolation Row", "Sitting On A Barbed Wire Fence", "Just Like a Woman", "Lunatic Princess", "I'll Keep It With Mine", and lots more! CD

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Randy EdelmanIf Love Is Real ... CD
Arista/Sony (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $13.99
Early work from Randy Edelman – one of those AOR songsmiths who had no trouble turning out great material for records of his own! The set's got a nicely understated vibe – polished, but less commercial than some of its contemporaries – more in the way that some of the better AOR artists were an evolution of earlier singer/songwriter styles – which only a rare few could take to the top of the charts. Randy's style is heartfelt, but never too cloying – and titles include "If Love Is Real", "Take My Hand", "Autumn Days With You", "Sentimental Fools", "It's Hard To Say Goodbye", and "Can't It All Be Love". CD
(Part of the great AOR City series from Japan!)

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Richard Groove HolmesBook Of The Blues Vol 1 ... CD
Warner/Collectables, 1964. Used ... $7.99
Forget the "blues" in the title – because the set's as much a soul jazz cooker as any of Groove's classic records for Prestige! The format's a bit different than usual – in that Groove solos on Hammond over large arrangements by Onzy Matthews – in a sweet organ/big band mode that's got plenty of bounce! The tunes are mostly from R&B sources, but done here with a groovy 60s approach – and titles include "Organ Grinder", "Mean Old Frisco Blues", "Your Red Wagon", "In The Dark", and "I'm Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town". CD

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Bobby HutchersonOblique ... CD
Blue Note, 1967. Used ... $24.99
One of Bobby Hutcherson's greatest records ever – and a session that never got released at the time! The album's an excellent quartet session, one that's very much in the best spirit of Bobby's great Happenings album on Blue Note – and it features a similar group that includes Hutcherson on vibes, Herbie Hancock on piano, Albert Stinson on bass, and Joe Chambers, one of Hutcherson's best accompanists from the 60s, on drums. The format's a bit more modal than Happenings – and the set features 6 wonderful little tracks that mix together the "new thing" sound of earlier Hutcherson Blue Notes, with some of the nascent soulfulness that started creeping into his work at the end of the 60s. The album was recorded in 1967, but only first issued in Japan in at the end of the 70s – and then later in the US, and even then only briefly – but we'd still rank the set as one of Bobby's best for Blue Note! Titles include "Til Then", "Mr Joy", "Subtle Neptune", and "Theme From Blow Up". CD
(Out of print.)

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Indian OceanSchool Bell Treehouse/Tree House Schoolbell (parts 1 & 2) ... 12-inch
Sleeping Bag/Get On Down, 1986. New Copy (reissue)... $12.99 14.98
One of the most offbeat 12" singles to ever come from the hands of Arthur Russell – and that's saying a lot, given some of his other grooves! The approach here is much more experimental than some of Russell's other projects for Sleeping Bag Records – as the main track builds slowly from a mix of electronic rhythms and percussion, layered with deep sounds that really match the groove – but at a pace that's dark and moody, although building with tribal energy as things move on! There's a pan-global, past/future vibe going on here – one that reminds us how revolutionary Russell was at the time, and what a huge inspiration he was to later giants of the post-house, post-club global scene. Over 20 minutes of music between the two sides – more like a short album instead of a 12" single! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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LazarusLazarus/Fool's Paradise ... CD
Bearsville/Wounded Bird, 1971/1973. New Copy ... $11.99 13.99
A pair of records from this overlooked harmony group of the 70s! The self-titled Lazarus album has this warm glow right from the start – a mode that seems to draw on the same kind of relaxed energy that was showing up in the work of groups like America or Crosby Stills & Nash – a mode that wasn't trying nearly as hard to cop the harmony styles of the soul generation, and which instead had this easygoing vibe that was, at this point, still more personal than some of the too-produced AOR moments to come. Instrumentation is mostly just piano, bass, and guitar – which suits the vocals beautifully – and titles include "Warmth Of Your Eyes", "Refugee", "Whatever Happened", "Doncha Cry", "Memory Of A Stranger", and "Rivers". Fool's Paradise is a warmly glowing set from Lazarus – a group here who maybe have a bit more punch than on their debut, thanks to the addition of drums on a few cuts – but who still mostly take their cue from the laidback interplay of their vocals! The approach is nicely understated – not the polished pop of some of their contemporaries, but almost a singer/songwriter evolution of harmony work past the 60s – yet before the polish of AOR. The balance is great – maybe like a more understated America – and titles include "Poets & Lovers", "Thoughts Of You", "Take Me High", "Ladyfriends 1", and "When Will The Home Of Me Begin". CD
 
 
 



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