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50 CentBest Friend (remix, inst, acapella) ... 12-inch
G Unit/Interscope, 2006. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Featuring Olivia. Production by Hi-Tek. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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Obie Trice/Eminem/50 CentLove Me (clean, album, acapella, inst) ... 12-inch
Interscope/Shady, 2002. Near Mint- ... $4.99
From the 8 Mile soundtrack. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)
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Mobb DeepGangstaz Roll (clean, main, acapella)/Clap Those Thangs (clean, main, acapella) ... 12-inch
Jive, 2003. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $7.99
Featuring 50 Cent on "Clap Those Thangs". 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ VariousLA Originals ... LP
Universal, 1990s. New Copy 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A soundtrack for a documentary, but one that's heavy on hip hop classics from the 90s – and not all of them by west coast groups either! In fact, even if you like the film, you might be better suited to think of this one as a collection of classics from back in the day – hard not to, with cuts that include "Mass Appeal" by Gang Starr, "Hand On The Pump" by Cypress Hill, "Children's Story" by Slick Rick, "Fight The Power" by Public Enemy, "Disco Inferno" by 50 Cent, "Juice" by Eric B & Rakim, "Gin & Juice" by Snoop Dogg, "Bust A Move" by Young MC, "Lean Back" by Terror Squad, "Slam" by Onyx, and "Da Rockwilder" by Method Man & Redman. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Mary J BligeLove & Life (limited edition with bonus DVD) ... CD
Geffen, 2003. Used CD & DVD ... Out Of Stock
The queen of hip hop soul takes it back to the gutter with guest spots by Jay-Z and P-Diddy on "Love & Life", 50 Cent on "Let Me Be The One", and Method Man on "Love @ 1st Sight", but overall this one has Mary in a better mood than the last album! You've probably heard by now that Mary's got Diddy back on the boards for most of the album, and the production is, for the most part anyway, no nonsense and unfussy. This appropriately makes Mary's great-as-always lead vocals the star of the show. Dr. Dre produced "Not Today", and we'd like to hear more of that team, but that's pretty much our only complaint! Other tracks include "Don't Go", "When We", "Ooh!", "Willing & Waiting", "Free", "It's A Wrap", "All My Love" and more. CD
(Limited edition CD version comes with a bonus DVD with more than 40 minutes of video footage!)

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✨✧ Mobb DeepGot It Twisted (clean, explicit, acappella)/Clap Those Thangs (clean, explicit, acappella) ... 12-inch
Jive, 2004. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
"Got It Twisted" produced by The Alchemist. Features 50 Cent on "Clap Those Thangs". 12-inch, Vinyl record
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BrainstoryRipe EP (translucent great & orange swirl vinyl pressing) ... LP
Big Crown, New Copy ... On June 25, 2021
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Dwight D EisenhowerDwight David Eisenhower – Decent Man ... LP
Buddah, 1969. Sealed ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a hole at the top left corner. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonDuke Ellington – Highlights From The The Centennial Edition (3CD set) ... CD
RCA, Late 20s/1930s/1940s/1950s/1960s/Early 70s. Used 3CDs ... Just Sold Out!
3CDs, 53 tracks, and some great work from the massive Centennial CD box set! CD
(Promotional release – please note this version does not include a booklet.)

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Gang Of FourGang Of Four 77 to 81 (Entertainment/Solid Gold/Singles/Live At The American Indian Center 1980) (4CD set – with bonus download) ... CD
Matador, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 4CD ... $74.99 79.99 On August 13, 2021
A hell of a package – two key albums from Gang Of Four, plus lots of other rare material from these crucial years! At the core of the package is the classic album Entertainment – one of the greatest debut albums of all time – a record that hit the world like a comet when it was released, and which will continue to burn brightly for many decades to come! There's few groups who get things so right as Gang Of Four on this set – balancing the sharp edges of UK punk with a deeper political sense – but one that puts its message across in these short, sharp, shocks that are often given an extra punch by some surprisingly strong basslines! The mix of rawness, message, and surprising groove really sets this one apart from the pack – and that includes the work by legions of groups who've tried to imitate it over the years. Tracks include "Ether", "Natural's Not In It", "Not Great Men", "Damaged Goods", "Return The Gift", "Guns Before Butter", "Glass", and "Contract". Solid Gold is a stunning second set from the mighty Gang Of Four – and a record that's got all the power and politics of their famous Entertainment debut! The set's got some wonderfully heavy basslines amidst the scratchy guitar that makes the group so great – but nothing's too polished, certainly not as in their crossover club modes to come – and the call/response vocal style of Andy Gill and Jon King is tremendous – a very fresh way to deliver the message, and one that's still never been matched all these many years later. Titles include "Paralyzed", "What We All Want", "Why Theory", "If I Could Keep It For Myself", "Cheeseburger", "The Republic", "Outside The Trains Don't Run On Time", "In The Ditch", "A Hole In The Wallet", and "He'd Send In The Army". Next, you get an exclusive Singles album – the first-ever LP collection of all the early singles and b-sides – including tracks from the EP releases Yellow, Damaged Goods, and Another Day Another Dollar. Next is an another exclusive vinyl release – the 2LP set recorded Live At The American Indian Center 1980. There's also an exclusive C90 cassette – with unreleased outtakes, rarities, and studio demos from Entertainment and Solid Gold. Plus, the box features a 100 page full-color, hardcover book – with rare photos, contributions from group members, original artwork, and rare posters – plus essays from Greil Marcus, Michael Stipe, Jon Langford, and others. Plus, you get two badges as well! CD
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Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wayne ShorterMusic Of Wayne Shorter ... CD
Blue Engine, 2020. New Copy 2CD ... $15.99 16.99
A fantastic tribute to the compositional genius of saxophonist Wayne Shorter – and one that also features some great performances from the man himself! We're don't always immediately gravitate to the work of the Jazz At Lincoln Center group, but this is a really special project – one that has the musicians delivering really inspired large group readings of classics from the Shorter songbook – as Wayne's horn settles in beautifully alongside a lineup that also includes Sherman Irby, Ted Nash, Victor Goines, Walter Blanding, and Paul Nedzela on reeds – plus Wynton Marsalis, Marcus Printup, and Ryan Kisor on trumpets – and Vincent Gardner on trombone, Dan Nimmer on piano, Carlos Henriquez on bass, and Ali Jackson on drums. Titles include "Hammer Head", "Diana", "Lost", "Armageddon", "Mama G", "Three Marias", "Teru", "Yes Or No", and "Contemplation". CD
Also available Music Of Wayne Shorter (3LP set) ... LP 34.99

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✨✧ Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wayne ShorterMusic Of Wayne Shorter (3LP set) ... LP
Blue Engine, 2020. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... $34.99 36.99
A fantastic tribute to the compositional genius of saxophonist Wayne Shorter – and one that also features some great performances from the man himself! We're don't always immediately gravitate to the work of the Jazz At Lincoln Center group, but this is a really special project – one that has the musicians delivering really inspired large group readings of classics from the Shorter songbook – as Wayne's horn settles in beautifully alongside a lineup that also includes Sherman Irby, Ted Nash, Victor Goines, Walter Blanding, and Paul Nedzela on reeds – plus Wynton Marsalis, Marcus Printup, and Ryan Kisor on trumpets – and Vincent Gardner on trombone, Dan Nimmer on piano, Carlos Henriquez on bass, and Ali Jackson on drums. Titles include "Hammer Head", "Diana", "Lost", "Armageddon", "Mama G", "Three Marias", "Teru", "Yes Or No", and "Contemplation". LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful heavy vinyl pressing – very nicely done!)
Also available Music Of Wayne Shorter ... CD 15.99

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Little Brother MontgomeryCrescent City Blues ... LP
Bluebird, Mid 30s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 70s issue. Cover has some ring and edge wear.)

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Philippe SardeMax Et Les Ferrailleurs/Vincent, Francois, Paul, Et Les Autres ... CD
CAM/Quartet (Spain), Early 70s. New Copy ... $28.99
A pair of obscure soundtrack gems from Philippe Sarde – back to back on a single CD! First up is Max Et Les Ferrailleurs – an excellent funky French soundtrack! Philippe Sarde scored the music for this obscure film starring Michel Piccoli and Romy Schneider – and the best cuts have a cool French jazz sound that mixes guitar, vibes, trumpet, and hard on-the-beat vamping by the bass and drums. You may know the cool cut "Juke Boxes Chez Saidani" from a few compilations, and the album's got a few more cuts that have a variation on a similar theme. "Juke Boxes" features great popping bass and electric sitar – and other tracks include "Le Bal Des Ferrailleurs", "Description Des Ferrailleurs", and "Generique". Vincent, Francois, Paul, Et Les Autres has a sound that's maybe more in keeping with some of the richer modes you might know from Philippe Sarde – that special sense of fragile emotion that can make his music so powerful, even when subtle – which it definitely is here at points, although balanced with some beautiful orchestrations handled by Hubert Rostaing, and bandoneon solos from Marcel Azzola. Titles include "Route De Nuit", "Cours A L'Argent", "Catherine", "Taxi", "Convalescence", and "Autrefois". CD

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✨✧ Raymond Scott with Dorothy Collins & Mel TormeJingle Workshop – Midcentury Musical Miniatures 1951 to 1965 (2019 Black Friday Release) ... CD
Modern Harmonic, 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $25.99
A really cool side of work from the enigmatic Raymond Scott – the legendary midcentury figure who did a wealth of creative work in jazz, soundtrack, and electronic music fields! Turns out, Scott also recorded a heck of a lot of commercials in his studio – all in ways that embrace all the many modes that Raymond did so well – a good number of which also feature lead vocals from his wife Dorothy Collins – a great recording star in her own right! The songs here are all pretty darn short – usually just a minute or less – but the set features a whopping 82 numbers in all, and is a fantastic representation of this lost side of the Raymond Scott legacy – all packaged beautifully with plenty of notes, and sound quality strong enough to move this material way past the demo archive status. Includes ads and jingles for a wide variety of products – from Hamm's Beer, to RCA TV, Gold Medal Flower, Teryton Cigarettes, Krystal Hamburgers, Sprite soda, Revlon Hair Spray, and other big products for the 50s homemaker! Also includes a few rare jingles sung by Mel Torme, too. CD
(In a hardbound style book!)

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✨✧ VariousSoul Of A Nation – Jazz Is The Teacher Funk Is The Preacher – Afro-Centric Jazz, Street Funk, & The Roots Of Rap In The Black Power Era 1969 to 1975 (3LP set) ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 3LP ... $34.99 39.99
The hippest funky jazz from the start of the 70s – music that takes all the pride, power, triumph, and challenge of the 60s – and focuses into a bold new energy for a young generation! The work here draws equally from jazz and soul, with lots of other global influences coming into play as well – and together, the tracks present an amazing portrait of a generation moving past the initial Civil Rights struggle – building a new culture through righteous expressions like these! Nearly every track is a classic – and all the artists are ones we've supported for years on their own reissues – and together, the tracks sound wonderful, especially when given the full sort of Soul Jazz presentation with great notes and other details. Titles include "Exchange (part 2)" by Rashied Ali & Frank Lowe, "Space Jungle Funk" by Oneness Of Juju, "Damballa" by The Pharoahs, "Whitey On The Moon" by Gil Scott Heron, "Brown Rice" by Don Cherry, "Work It Out" by Sarah Webster Fabio, "Celestial Blues" by Gary Bartz, "Beneficent" by Tribe, "Sweet Power Your Embrace" by James Mason, "Kitty Bey" by Byron Morris & Unity, "Nappy Dugout" by Funkadelic, "Theme De Yoyo" by Art Ensemble Of Chicago, and "Welcome To The Party" by Har-You Percussion Group. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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✨✧ Heliocentrics13 Degrees Of Reality ... CD
Now Again/Stones Throw, 2013. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
If this is reality, lead us onward – as the set is a mindblowing batch of trippy psych-funk from The Heliocentrics – even more offbeat and experimental than before, in ways that make the combo the true heirs to the legacy first begun by Stark Reality! The album's definitely funky at the core, but it's also filled with loads of amazing sounds – instruments tuned weirdly, played weirdly, and produced weirdly – so that over the heavy drums, there's often lots of freaky, fuzzy bits and tripped-out sounds – in ways that make the record feel like some lost acid trip outtakes from the Westbound studios of the early 70s – or like some obscure funk band that dropped acid at Andy Warhol's loft! The packaging offers up a visual example of what your ears will be going through when you tune into the music – and titles include "Mysterious Ways", "Collateral Damage", "Black Sky", "Calabash", "Path Of The Black Sun", "Mr Owusu I Presume", "Eastern Begena", and loads of cool interlude tracks too. CD

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✨✧ Moussorgsky/Borodin/Rimsky Koraskoff/GliereNight On Bare Mountain/Khovantchina/Steppes Of Central Asia/Russian Easter/Russian Sailor's Dance – Stokowski/Symphony Orchestra ... LP
RCA, 1954. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono maroon label shaded dog pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ VariousTake Me To The Water – Immersion Baptism In Vintage Music & Photography 1890 to 1950 (CD & book) ... CD
Dust To Digital, 1900s/1910s/1920s/1930s/1940s/1950s. Used Book & CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A soul stirring set of photographs, essays, notes on songs and sermons put together by the deep field recordings and all around rural America cultural archivists at Dust To Digital! Take Me To The Water gets to the heart and soul with the photographs, showing immersion baptisms from the early 20th century in both white and black life, from Jim Linderman's collection of photos, flyers, advertisements and more. Linderman and Luc Sante contribute essays, plus there are transcripted lyrics. The book is hardcover, 75 pages, plus a great CD featuring 25 tracks mined from rare 78s produced between 1924 and 1940: Songs and sermons and sung sermons by Rev JM Gates, Tennessee Mountaineers, Empire Jubilee Quartet, Ernest Thompson, the Carter Family, Southern Wonders Quartet and many more! CD
(Out of print and in great shape!)

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✨✧ VariousEccentric Breaks & Beats ... CD
Numero, 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Sample funk spun from records rescued by The Numero Group – edited by white label production crew Shoes without Numero's consent – which was then seized by Numero at the pressing plant, they bootlegged the bootleg, and release it here legitimately as Eccentric Breaks & Beats! The breakbeat funk aware will recognize the packaging for its parody of the Ultimate Breaks & Beats series – and however you feel about the politics of grey market music – creatively, this thing is a total win! Numero takes such impeccable care with their reissues, from the masters to the notes and packaging, we actually never really thought of the music as sample material – funky as the funkiest of their ouvre is! That's a testament to the curators of Numero, as the singers, players and producers of the original material are of paramount importance and we think of them individually when we listen to those compilations. Shoes, on the other hand (. . .or foot), heard potential for hypnotic, swirling psych funk blends and spins an undeniably creative set to suit. Titles include "Give Me Another Day", "Not Ready For School", "John Goodman Is Too Cool To Cry", "Peopleibrium", "Feel What Lies Behind You", "Saving Mr Billy's Soul", "Cosmic Clock", "Which Jesus Am I", "Everything" and more. CD

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✨✧ VariousSoul Of A Nation – Jazz Is The Teacher Funk Is The Preacher – Afro-Centric Jazz, Street Funk, & The Roots Of Rap In The Black Power Era 1969 to 1975 ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The hippest funky jazz from the start of the 70s – music that takes all the pride, power, triumph, and challenge of the 60s – and focuses into a bold new energy for a young generation! The work here draws equally from jazz and soul, with lots of other global influences coming into play as well – and together, the tracks present an amazing portrait of a generation moving past the initial Civil Rights struggle – building a new culture through righteous expressions like these! Nearly every track is a classic – and all the artists are ones we've supported for years on their own reissues – and together, the tracks sound wonderful, especially when given the full sort of Soul Jazz presentation with great notes and other details. Titles include "Exchange (part 2)" by Rashied Ali & Frank Lowe, "Space Jungle Funk" by Oneness Of Juju, "Damballa" by The Pharoahs, "Whitey On The Moon" by Gil Scott Heron, "Brown Rice" by Don Cherry, "Work It Out" by Sarah Webster Fabio, "Celestial Blues" by Gary Bartz, "Beneficent" by Tribe, "Sweet Power Your Embrace" by James Mason, "Kitty Bey" by Byron Morris & Unity, "Nappy Dugout" by Funkadelic, "Theme De Yoyo" by Art Ensemble Of Chicago, and "Welcome To The Party" by Har-You Percussion Group. CD
Also available Soul Of A Nation – Jazz Is The Teacher Funk Is The Preacher – Afro-Centric Jazz, Street Funk, & The Roots Of Rap In The Black Power Era 1969 to 1975 (3LP set) ... LP 34.99

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✨✧ Vincent Chancey/Wilber Morris/Warren SmithSpell – Vincent Chancey Trio Live 1987 ... LP
No Business (Lithuania), 1987. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Great live work from French horn player Vincent Chancey – one of the few jazz musicians we've ever known to touch that instrument, and maybe one of the best! French horn was used famously by Julius Watkins in a series of 50s modern jazz recordings – but there, the instrument was often used to "class" things up a bit – whereas Chancey's work of the 80s is much looser, freer, and more experimental – really using the range of sounds from the instrument in ways that maybe nobody else has ever done – especially in the freely improvised space of a recording like this! Bassist Wilber Morris is a great match for the deep tones of Vincent's horn – and Warren Smith's work on drums is nicely modest, often allowing for the deepest interplay between other other two instruments. Titles include "Afro Amerin", "Free Form 10", "The Spell", and "Chazz". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Steve Swell & Andrew CyrilleCenter Will Hold ... CD
Not Two (Poland), 2020. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The center may hold, but it's getting jostled plenty by the efforts of this very hip sextet – a free improvising combo who have as much interest in the overall sonic possibilities of their music as they do in the more acoustic jazz-based elements! Steve Swell leads the group on trombone, and also composed the frameworks for the performances – and the great Andrew Cyrille is on drums and percussion – yet the group is also very equally balanced between all the many aspects of the four other players – Robert Boston on piano and organ, Fred Lonberg-Holm on cello and electronics, Ariel Bart on harmonica, and Jason Kao Hwang on viola, violin, and electronics! There's a spirit here that's a bit like some of Lonberg-Holm's recordings, but in ways that are maybe more song-based from time to time – and titles include "The Center Will Hold", "Celestial Navigation", "Robo Call", "Laugh So You Don't Cry", and "Spontaneous Protocols". CD

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Warren Baker with Paul Tanner & Andre MonteroMusic For Heavenly Bodies ... LP
Omega, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $68.99
There's two sorts of heavenly bodies on the cover – but the real charms of the record lie inside, as the set's overflowing with incredible early theremin recordings! The album features spacey orchestral settings arranged by Warren Baker, and conducted by Andre Montero – plus fantastic work on the "electro theremin" by Paul Tanner – a different variation on the incredible post-war electronic instrument! The "electro theremin" was Tanner's own creation, and it works on a cool sliding principle that creates a lot of weird spacey dipping, turning, and soaring effects. The album's packaged in a lovingly heavy cover, with a nude "heavenly body" floating in space amidst a sea of bright colors! Titles include "Misty Moon Blues", "Out Of This World", "Holiday On Saturn", "20th Century Venus", and "Up To Jupiter". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original stereo pressing! Cover has an Omegadisk sticker on the opening, and a bit of splitting on the top seam. There's also a tiny name in pen near the top seam.)
Also available Music For Heavenly Bodies ... LP 23.99

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Eddie Barclay & OthersArrangeur, Interprete, Et Producteur 1946 to 1962 (3CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 40s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 3CD ... $18.99 29.99
A huge tribute to a giant force in French music at midcentury – bandleader, arranger, and producer Eddie Barclay – a man who recorded plenty of records on his own, then went on to launch the Barclay label to showcase a generation worth of fresh French talent! The first two CDs provide an overdue look at Barclay's skills as a leader – with 48 instrumentals that move between jazz and larger instrumental modes – a bit like some of the Mercury Records work of the late 50s, especially when Barclay hits some groovier styles. CD3 focuses on his work on behalf of other artists – and the 24 tracks are almost a who's who of a whole generation of French artists – with work from Henri Salvador, Django Reinhardt, Eddie Constantine, Pierre Perret, Dalida, Jean-Paul Vignon, Vince Taylor, Leo Ferre, Dalida, Danyel Gerard, Charles Aznavour, and others! As with all of the sets on this great label, the package is very comprehensive – and comes with detailed notes in both French and English. CD

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✨✧ Andy BeyAin't Necessarily So ... CD
12th Street, 1997. Used ... $4.99
A warm little live set from Andy Bey – quite possibly one of the most personal and unassuming albums of his recent comeback career! The set's a trio one, recorded at the end of the 90s – and it features Andy on both vocals and piano, plus Peter Washington on bass, and either Kenny Washington or Vito Lesczak on drums. There's an upfront, righteous quality to most tunes here – a style that reminds us a lot of Nina Simone's best live work in a similarly stripped-down setting – and although all tunes are standards, Andy really takes off with them wonderfully – bringing a whole new sense of spirit and meaning that we wouldn't expect! Titles include "All The Things You Are", "Hey Love", "Ain't Necessarily So", "I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart", "On Second Thought", "Brother Can You Spare A Dime", and "Someone To Watch Over Me". CD
(Out of print.)

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Carla BleyLive! ... CD
Watt, 1981. Used ... $13.99
Great sounds from the Carla Bley band of the 80s – and a record that still has all the modern elements of Bley's initial years in jazz, but also brings in some warmer elements too! If anything, these years unlocked a playfulness that we might not have expected from Carla years before – and also help focus on a soulful style that really comes through with the larger lineup here – one that's filled with modern players, but who seem to work together almost as a commentary on more mainstream modes of the time – familiar, yet still slightly offbeat at points too. The lineup features Michael Mantler on trumpet, Steve Slagle on alto and soprano sax, Tony Dagradi on tenor, Gary Valente on trombone, Vincent Chancey on French horn, Arturo O'Farrill on piano, Steve Swallow on bass, and Bley on organ – and titles include "Blunt Object", "Still In The Room", "Song Sung Long", "Real Life Hits", and "Time & Us". CD
(Out of print.)

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Eddie BoBaby I'm Wise – The Complete Ric Singles 1959 to 1962 ... CD
RIC/Ace (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
All the best early work of the New Orleans legend Eddie Bo – his first nine singles for the Ric label, both a and b-sides – along with originally unissued tracks as well! The work here spans a short time, but really shows an evolution in Eddie's style – from an initial start as a singer with a groove that was right up there with Crescent City bests of the R&B years, to a style that begins to have some of the funk and soul touches that Bo would explore more in the 60s! As usual with Ace, the presentation of the material is wonderful – very rich notes, and full details on the origin of all the tracks, even the unissued ones, which only appeared as 7" singles on a Record Store Day box a few years ago. Tracks include "Bless You Darling", "Roamin Titis", "Nothing Without You", "I'll Do Anything For You", "Check Mr Popeye", "Baby I'm Wise", "Hey There Baby", "Warm Daddy", "Dinky Doo", "It Must Be Love", and "Ain't It The Truth Now". CD

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Jacques BrelLe Plat Pays 1 (Les Bourgeois) ... LP
Barclay (France), 1962. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $11.99
Brel at his best – delivered with the biting tone that made Brel one of the most brilliant social commentators of the 20th Century, yet with a warmth that offset his critical vision with a real love of life! Arrangements and orchestrations are by the mighty Francois Rauber – a bit fuller and richer than on other Brel albums – in a manner that seeks to deepen the feeling of the tunes without overwhelming them in emotion. Beautiful work throughout – and with titles that include "Madeline", "La Statue", "Les Paumes Du Petit Matin", "Bruxelles", "Les Bourgeois", "Les Biches", and "Chanson Sans Paroles". Beautiful! LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing in the gatefold fold-over cover, with some wear and aging, partially unglued bottom seam, and a tear in the back panel at the bottom right corner.)

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✨✧ Dee Dee BridgewaterJ'Ai Deux Amours ... CD
Verve/DBB Recrods, 2005. Used ... $3.99
A beautiful love letter from Dee Dee Bridgewater to her adopted home of Paris – sung in French, and with a feel that's quite different than much of her recent work! The style here wonderfully mixes together bits of jazz and more traditional chanson – in a style that recalls some of the recent work by Claude Nougaro, but which also has traces of some of Dee Dee's more intimate work as well. Marc Berthoumieux plays accordion on a number of tunes on the set, and Ira Coleman contributes some warmly soulful basslines that give the session a nice bottom grounding – especially on the mellower tunes. Titles include "Mon Homme", "Et Maintenant", "La Belle Vie", "Dansez Sur Moi", "Avec Le Temps", "Les Feuilles Mortes", and "Ne Me Quitte Pas". CD
(Out of print.)

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Joy BryanJoy Bryan Sings ... CD
Mode/VSOP, 1957. Used ... $6.99
A sweet little session of 50s vocal jazz – equally great not just for the singing by Joy Byran, but also for the arrangements by pianist Marty Paich! Paich's captured here at a great early point scoring for singers – and he gives Joy the same fluid jazzy approach that he used on the best Bethlehem albums by Mel Torme – a great thing for the singer, as it really makes the album sparkle a bit more than it might on its own. Joy's a pretty decent singer overall – with a range that's surprisingly deep, and a delivery that's best on the lighter, more sprightly tunes on the session – which are the sort that Paich does his best work with. Players include Bob Enevoldsen, Herb Geller, and Jack Sheldon – and titles include "You're My Everything", "My Shining Hour", "Round Midnight", "My Heart Stood Still", "I Could Write A Book", and "What Is There To Say". CD
(Out of print.)

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Daniel Carter & Matthew ShippDark Matrix ... CD
Not Two (Poland), 2020. New Copy Gatefold ... $14.99
Dark sonic interplay between a really wonderful duo – Matthew Shipp on piano and Daniel Carter on a range of horns – alto, tenor, and soprano saxes – plus clarinet and trumpet too! The shifting mix of Carter's instrumentation is matched by a never-ending flow of imagination from the fingers of Shipp – often moving fast, with that sense of freedom that marked his earlier work – but circling back to some of the more sense-making moments that have graced his more mature recordings in recent years! Both players have a great ear for the other – it's very hard to say who's leading or who's responding – and titles include "Element", "Landing Takeoff", "Dark Matrix", and "The Will To The Form". CD

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ClutchFrom Beale Street To Oblivion ... LP
DRT, 2007. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent purple vinyl pressing on Weathermaker, including the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Miles DavisBitches Brew ... LP
Columbia, 1969. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $35.99 37.99
One of the few cases in jazz where an oft-played classic still resonates with power! The record itself is a key cap to Miles Davis' already-groundbreaking years of the 60s – a bold step forward, not just for his nascent electric sound, but also for jazz in general – and the benchmark by which so many other records would be judged (and fail) in years to come! The double-length set makes full use of all four sides of the record – expanding the flow (as well as the lineup) of the original Davis modal vision – and using all players to amazing effect, so much so that most players here turn out some of their best recorded work ever! The lineup is virtually a whose who for the sound of fusion in the 70s – including Wayne Shorter on soprano sax, Bennie Maupin on bass clarinet, Joe Zawinul and Chick Corea on keyboards, John McLaughlin on guitar, Dave Holland on bass, and Lenny White and Jack DeJohnette on drums – plus Jumma Santos and Don Alias on added percussion. Titles include "Pharaoh's Dance", "Spanish Key", "Sanctuary", "Bitches Brew", "John McLaughlin", and "Miles Runs the Voodoo Down". LP, Vinyl record album

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DJ Dolores & Orchestra Santa MassaContraditorio ... CD
Sterns (UK), 2002. Used ... $5.99
A playful blend of beats and Brazilian musical roots – put together by DJ Dolores and the Orchestra Santa Massa, in a style that's been copied many times in recent years – but never handled as well. The sound here is very far-reaching – filled with twists, turns, and plenty surprises – yet also never coming across as too gimmicky, or too forced in the way the bits are put together. Titles include "Catimbo", "Suburio Soul", "Sentado Na Beira Do Rio", "Santa Massa Chegou", "A Danca Da Moda", "Contraditorio", and "Samba De Dez Linhas". CD

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Pino DonaggioDon Camillo ... LP
Digitmovies (Italy), 1984. Sealed ... $9.99
A remake of the earlier Don Camillo film from the 50s – done here with music that's got an even more sprightly feel! You might know Pino Donaggio from darker, more serious soundtracks – but here, he uses a mix of keyboards and woodwinds to craft lots of groovy tunes that are in the best spirit of the 80s comedic Italian soundtrack modes! Given that Terence Hill was the lead, we can bet that there's a lot of goofy action on screen – set to tunes that include "Ring The Bells", "Verso Pomponesco", "Sfida A Carte", "I'm A Fool", "Don Camillo Parla Con Il Signore", and "Nella Chiesa". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent limited 180 gram vinyl.)

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Frances FayeFrances Faye Sings Folk Songs ... LP
Bethlehem, 1955. Very Good+ ... $2.99
A surprisingly great set that features Francis Faye singing jazz renditions of older folk songs – one of the first such sessions of its type (the genre would become more popular a few years later), and done with an approach that has the songs all re-tuned for a 50s modern ear by Russ Garcia, who handled arrangements for the set. Howard Roberts plays a nicely raspy guitar at the bottom of some of the backings, giving them a slightly folksy flourish, but Garcia's mostly using a four-trombone frontline to push the jazz component of the tunes. Includes versions of "Frankie & Johnny", "Clementine", "Three Ravens", "Go Way From My Window", "St James Infirmary", "John Henry", and "Greensleeves". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono red label pressing with deep groove. Vinyl has a mark that clicks a bit during the medley on Side A. Cover has center splits in the spine and bottom seam, looks nice otherwise.)

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Ella FitzgeraldJukebox Ella – The Complete Verve Singles Vol 1 ... CD
Verve, 1950s/1960s. Used 2 CDs ... $9.99
A much-needed look at a near-lost side of Ella's work for Verve – the singles she recorded for the label in the 50s and 60s, work that's very different than her more famous LPs! Historically, Ella's probably best remembered for her Songbook albums at Verve – serious efforts that focused on the work of 20th Century songwriters like Cole Porter and Irving Berlin. But during the same years she was working on those projects, she also cut a tremendous amount of singles for the label – many of them in styles not heard on LPs. The set's got some really wonderful numbers that really open up our understanding of Ella – short jazzy tunes, catchy pop numbers, weepy ballads, bossa nova, novelty tracks, and even a few Holiday tunes – all packaged in a great 2CD set that includes 36 titles in all! Tunes include "Ol Man Mose", "Desafinado", "Stardust Bossa Nova", "All The Live Long Day", "I'm A Poached Egg", "Your Red Wagon", "But Not For Me", "Dreams Are Made For Children", "Stay There", "Hotta Chocolatta", "Too Young For The Blues", "It's Only A Man", and "Lonely Is". CD
(Out of print.)

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Flamin GrooviesGonna Rock Tonight – The Complete Recordings 1969 to 1971 (Supersnazz/Flamingo/Teenage Head/bonus tracks) (3CD set) ... CD
Kama Sutra/Grapefruit (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 3CD ... $32.99
The birth of genius – the first three albums by Flamin Groovies, along with bonus tracks too! First up is Supersnazz – the first album from legendary San Francisco rockers the Flaming Groovies – and the cleaner horn-accented blueprint for the shakey, skronky structure to come! Supersnazz has a bit of a sibling in the first Stooges LP – in that the palatable production only hints at the insanity of later records – but it's a good rocking record all the same, a good site stranger, fierier and groovier than most of their contemporaries could muster! Tracks include "Love Have Mercy", "Laurie Did It", "Rockin' Pneumonia And The Boogie Woogie Flu", "The First One's Free", "Pagan Rachel", "Pistol Packin' Mama", "Brushfire", "Around The Corner" and more. Flamingo is one of the finest moments ever from The Flamin Groovies – a set that's awash in 50s rock and roll influences, yet filtered through the heady late 60s San Francisco scene – making for a mix that's completely compelling throughout, and unlike anything else we can think of! The Groovies might initially seem like retro-rockers, yet they've got this sharp edge that makes their music more of a commentary on rock and roll, and its roots as well – uttered beautifully at a time when so many others were falling into excess, but also done without any of the "roots" cliches that others were embracing in a much clunkier way! It's hard to sum up adequately, but the record's almost a leap forward from Gene Vincent over 60s psyche – but on its way to the rough edges embraced by the UK punk scene in years to come – kind of that odd space that the Modern Lovers hit with their Kim Fowley recordings, but much more rocking overall. Most numbers are originals from vocalist Roy Loney – and titles include "Comin After Me", "Headin For The Texas Border", "Second Cousin", "Childhood's End", "Jailbait", and "She's Falling Apart". Teenage Head is maybe the best-remembered album ever from the all-great Flaming Groovies – and a set with a classic cover image that really lives up to the music! The Groovies have an unusual blend of old school rocking with hipper post-60s sensibilities – almost their own faux-retro sound to rival some of the west coast modes from the Warner scene – but with a grittier NYC presentation that's really wonderful, and which made the record a key force in the pre-punk years! One of those true treasures that just keeps on giving over the years – a record of subtle brilliance that just gets better and better with each new listen. Titles include "High Flyin Baby", "City Lights", "Yesterday's Numbers", "Whiskey Woman", and "Evil Hearted Ada". 3CD set features a whopping 17 bonus tracks – including "Louie Louie", "Shakin All Over", "Carol", "Scratch My Back", "Rumble", "Somethin Else", "Going Out (version 2)", "Walking The Dog", "The First One's Free (single)", "Around & Around", and "My Girl Josephine. CD

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Connie FrancisSouvenirs (4CD boxset) ... CD
Chronicles, Late 50s/1960s. Used 4 CDs ... $28.99
A wonderful colleciton – one that's full of all sorts of surprises from Connie Francis – a woman who seemed to rule the world of pop at midcentury! Set features 118 tracks in all – and a great booklet too! CD
(Out of print, and in great shape, but one inside disc tray is slightly loose.)

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Motohiko Hamase#Notes of Forestry ... CD
Wacoal Art Center/WRWTFWW (Switzerland), 1988. New Copy ... $15.99
A masterpiece from Japanese minimalist Motohiko Hamase – a record that maybe has a bit more musical variety than some of his other works of the 80s – with four different longer pieces that each have a different flavor, and a wonderfully poetic vibe overall! Two of the pieces are heavier on acoustic piano, and two are a bit more electronic – and together, they paint this amazing tuneful picture in sound – little melodies that kind of spring forth with a natural, organic quality, then unfold like little musical flowers over a longer space in time. Think of the quality as maybe a bit like Penguin Cafe, but set to more extended numbers – the pieces "Nude", "Spiral For Multiple Instruments", "Pascal", and "#Notes Of Forestry". CD

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Hampton HawesHampton Hawes Trio Vol 1 ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1955. Used ... $9.99
'Leaping brilliance on the keys from a young Hampton Hawes – a player who makes this record bristle with excitement from the very first note! The format is simple, but the presentation here is breathtaking – a rock-solid trio performance that shows why Hawes was one of the greatest talents on the keys to come out of the west coast in the 50s – one with the fluidity of some of the better-known crossover players of the era, but the harder edge and sharper notes of the boppers, plus just a touch of nascent soul jazz in the rhythms. Backing is by Red Mitchell on bass and Chuck Thompson on drums – and titles include "Hamps Blues", "Carioca", "What Is This Thing Called Love", "Blues The Most", "Easy Living" and "All The Things You Are". CD
(Out of print.)

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Bernard HerrmannFantasy Film World Of Bernard Herrmann ... CD
El (UK), Late 40s/1950s. New Copy ... $12.99 16.99
Most folks know Bernard Herrmann for his famous moody soundtracks for Alfred Hitchcock, or his late life genius on the Taxi Driver score – but Herrmann also had a great ear for more fantastic styles, too – and could turn his dark orchestrations into other cool spacey and watery styles too! This collection brings together the best of that music – work that had an undeniable impact on some of the Italian exotic scoring of the late 50s and early 60s, and which also has a bit more intimacy and character than the American soundtracks for bigger, more epic productions. CD features a total of 31 tracks, with a number of selections each from the films The Day The Earth Stood Still, 7th Voyage Of Sinbad, Ghost & Mrs Muir, Beneath The 12 Mile Reef, and Journey To The Center Of The Earth. CD

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Clara HillRestless Times ... LP
Sonar Kollektiv (Germany), 2004. Near Mint- 2LP ... $19.99
The long-awaited debut of Clara Hill – one of the best soul singers to emerge from the European scene in recent years! This album's as pure a document of 21st Century Soul as we've heard yet this millenium – a brilliant blend of voice, beats, and keys – all filtered through a style that's steeped in classic 70s space jazz influences, but which also beats with the pulse of the current Neo Soul underground. The criss-crossing of styles is really wonderful – giving Clara a sound that's uniquely her own, and which is sure to put this one at the top of our lists for a long time to come! Titles include "Here", "Flawless", "Restless Times", "For Your Love", "Silent Distance", "Morning Star", and "The Source". LP, Vinyl record album

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Derrick HodgeColor Of Noize ... CD
Blue Note, 2020. New Copy ... $11.99
Derrick Hodge has given us some wonderful music over the years – and he just seems to be getting better and better with each new release – a bassist who can make his instrument sing more than most we've heard in recent years – and a player who's also wonderfully in tune with his well-chosen sidemen! The group's got Hodge's fantastic work at the core which includes a bit of keyboards and occasional vocals – and the rest of the combo features Michale Aaberg on other keyboards, Jahari Stampley on organ and piano – plus Michael Mitchell and Justin Tyson on drums, often both playing together on drums, often on the same track – which really gives the music this special sort of rhythmic crackle. If you loved Hodge before, you'll love him even more – and if you've yet to discover his music, get ready for something really special. Titles include "Looking At You", "Heartbeats", "New Day", "You Could Have Stayed", "Little Tone Poem", "Not Right Now", and "Color Of Noize". CD

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Willie HutchFoxy Brown ... LP
Motown, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
A monster! Foxy Brown is Willie Hutch's magnificent soundtrack for Foxy Brown – a Pam Grier blacksploitation film from the early 70s – and it's pure genius all the way through, a record filled with some of the best funky soundtrack cuts of the era! Willie's got a real Curtis Mayfield sound here – with a dope mixture of full orchestrations and heavy funk, guitar riffing away as drums snap tightly across the album's best rhythms! Includes the classic funky numbers "Ain't That Mellow Mellow" and "Give Me Some of that Good Old Love" – plus "Whatever You Do", "Foxy Lady", "You Sure Know How To Love Your Man", "Theme Of Foxy Brown", "Out There", and "Chase". LP, Vinyl record album

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Benjamin JephtaEvolution Of An Undefined ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), 2018. Used ... $9.99
A fantastic album from Benjamin Jephta – and one that's maybe a bit different than some of his other recent work too! There's a more electric vibe to the set – maybe because Benjamin plays organ and keyboards, in addition to bass – and the music has this wonderful flow that's a bit like the Blue Note generation that's arisen in the wake of Robert Glasper – kind of this new 21st Century spirituality – a bit more compact than before, but extremely powerful in its conception! The group features additional keyboards from Kyle Shepherd and Bokani Dyer – plus guitar from Keenan Ahrends, trumpet from Marcus Wyatt, and tenor from Sisonke Xonti – plus guest vocals from Jitsvinger and Eden Myrrh. Titles include "Still I Rise (revisited)", "Dear Mr Hodge", "Evolution", "Song For Ellen Pakkies", "The Path", and "Identity". CD
(Still sealed with obi.)

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Ruth KolevaRuth ... CD
Flatline Collective, 2014. Used ... $4.99
A beautiful debut from Ruth Koleva – a singer with roots in Bulgaria, but an ability to sing in a really universal style – a crisp take on 21st Century soul music that's bound to make her a real up-and-comer in the global soul underground! The album's got a perfect groove from start to finish – tight live instrumentation that's heavy on Fender Rhodes, served up with a focus that really serves Ruth's wonderful vocals – which have this floating, flowing quality that really matches the keyboards, but has more than enough power to drive home the English language lyrics too. And while we're not sure that Bulgaria's going to be the next hotbed of soul music, we've got great hopes for Ruth herself! Titles include "Falling Back", "Dissonant", "Freak & Fly", "What Am I Supposed To Do", "4AM", "Gone", and "Sista Said No". CD
(Punch through digipack spine.)

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Harold MabernStraight Street ... CD
DIW/Columbia, 1989. Used ... $11.99
A straight street, but a great street – as Harold Mabern returns to full force in this lovely set of trio tracks! The set's one of the best of any of Mabern's early 90s sessions for DIW Records – a very strong outing with Ron Carter on bass, Jack DeJohnette on drums – served up with a no-nonsense approach to the music that has Harold spinning off lyrical lines at his soulful best. The recording quality brings out some nice round tones in Mabern's piano – and titles include "Seminole", "To Wane", "Mr Stitt", "Straight Street", "It's You Or No One", and "Crescent". CD
(Out of print.)

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Nathaniel MayerRide In My 225/Mister Santa Claus ... 7-inch
Norton, 2003. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $9.99
The cover looks vintage, but the cuts are contemporary – recent work from Detroit soul legend Nathaniel Mayer, including one especially nice Holiday number! "Mr Santa Claus" is one of the roughest, rawest Christmas tunes ever recorded in the 21st Century – a nice bluesy tune with guitar snaking behind Mayer's raspy lead vocals – served up here with "Ride In My 225", which is more of a straight rocking bit of R&B! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Medeski, Martin & WoodUninvisible ... CD
Blue Note, 2002. Used ... $2.99
A return to slightly funky work for MMW – lots of organ, Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer, and other groovy keyboards from John Medeski driving the set, backed by some excellent rhythm work by Billy Martin and Chris Wood. This is probably their most compelling album in years – at least to our funk-drenched ears – and we really dig the performance, production, and streamlined approach to the groove. Still has plenty of leftfield touches that you'd find in recent work – and they're sewn in nicely to the funky fabric of the whole set! Titles include "I Wanna Ride You", "Ten Dollar High", "Smoke", "Nocturnal Transmission", "Off The Table", "Edge Of Night", "Your Name Is Snake Anthony", and "Pappy Check". CD
(Marker over barcode, with a bit of ink on the fron cover as well. Disc has a promo stamp.)

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Bobby MitchellTry Rock & Roll – The Complete Imperial Singles As & Bs 1953 to 1962 ... CD
Imperial/Jasmine (UK), 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $13.99
Formative work from Bobby Mitchell – an early star of New Orleans soul music, and one who cut some killer singles for Imperial Records back in the 50s! The music here has plenty of elements that would flourish more strongly in both the worlds of soul and rock – but Bobby was one of the originators, and does a really great job here throughout the entire run of music – first starting out with his Toppers group, then recording as a solo act, and working with the orchestra of Dave Barthlomew too – all in the kinds of groundbreaking grooves that made Imperial Records one of the best labels to understand the Crescent City sound in the 50s. 32 tracks in all – and titles include "She Couldn't Be Found", "Baby's Gone", "One Friday Morning", "I'm Crying", "I'm A Young Man", "School Boy Blues", "Sister Lucy", "I Wish I Knew", "I've Got My Fingers Crossed", "When We First Met", "I Love To Hold You", "64 Hours", "You Better Go Home", "I'm Gonna Be A Wheel Someday", and "I Try So Hard". CD

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✨✧ Modern Jazz QuartetEuropean Concert Vol 2 ... LP
Atlantic, 1960. Very Good- ... Just Sold Out!
Volume 2 of a double-length live set from the legendary Modern Jazz Quartet – recorded in Scandinavia in 1960, almost as a summation of the group's growing genius in the 50s! The tunes are a mix of John Lewis and Milt Jackson originals, plus other songs all given the wonderful MJQ twist – distilled into a sublime blend of piano, vibes, bass, and drums – all delivered with a sense of class, but never too much polish. Titles include "Pyramid", "It Don't Mean A Thing", "The Cylinder", "Round Midnight", "Bag's Groove", and "Skating In Central Park". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green and blue label stereo pressing. Includes the Atlantic inner sleeve. Cover has some surface wear, aging, and some masking tape holding the seams.)

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✨✧ Marisa MonteRose & Charcoal ... CD
Universal (Japan), 1994. New Copy ... $13.99 About July 21, 2021
When this album was first issued in the mid 90s by EMI, it quietly glided onto the market, with very little effect. Over the past few years, though, the record has slowly been championed by a large number of American critics and musicians, and has come to be one of the most critically acclaimed releases by a Brazilian musician in recent years. The album's a mix of jazz-tinged vocal tracks by Marisa, with a style that certainly owes something to earlier Brazilian singers like Gal Costa or Joyce, but which also has lots of its own nice touches. Arto Linday produced the set, and Marisa runs through a batch of songs that includes versions of Lou Reed's "Pale Blue Eyes", Arnaldo Antunes "Deepest Night", Jorge Ben's "Balanca Pema", and her own "Enquanto Isso", sung with Laurie Anderson. There's also loads of guests on the album – like Gilberto Gil, Carlinhos Brown, and others! CD
This title is scheduled for release about Wednesday, July 21.

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Clara MorenoMutante ... CD
Timewarp (UK), 2001. Used ... $6.99
A lovely set of dancefloor work from Clara Moreno – one that seems to take equal parts inspiration from the sounds of Rio, and from the sounds of the global club circuit! There's certainly a groove here that belies Clara's heritage in Brazilian music – but many of the tunes also bubble with traces of the globally-conscious rhythms that have been coming out of the New York, London, and Japanese scenes in recent years. Clara's vocals are especially sweet on the mellower tunes, but the uptempo ones still sound great too – and the album also features some guest work by Joe Claussell and Ashley Beedle. Titles include "Zazueira", "Banana", "When You Gonna Learn", "I Want You Here", "Mutante", "Partido Alto", "Hello Rio", "Feminina (Bambino & Samba mix)", and "Another Star". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Gerry MulliganLegacy ... CD
N2K, Late 40s/1950s/Early 90s. Used ... $3.99
Brings together classic 50s sides with Chet Baker, Zoot Sims, Chico Hamilton, and Bob Brookmeyer alongside more recent material recorded for GRP. CD
(Out of print. Cover has a small mark from sticker removal.)

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NationalNational ... LP
4AD, 2001. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 22.99
The first full length set from The National, and an album that would set the tone for their huge run of records during the first decade of the century! There's a wonderfully unassuming style going on here – all the best elements of the indie underground of the previous decade, particularly the low-fi side of the spectrum – set to thoughtful lyrics, and handled with production that never polishes things up too much – a very refreshing sound at a time when so many once-indie bands were being glossed up for the mainstream. Titles include "Beautiful Head", "Cold Girl Fever", "The Perfect Song", "American Mary", "John's Star", "Bitters & Absolut", and "Watching You Well". LP, Vinyl record album

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OversoulSoul Development ... CD
Third Eye, 1999. Used ... $14.99
Spirited modern reggae with deep inflections of 70s spirtual jazz and soul from David Byrd's Oversoul! Byrd sings and plays sax in a laidback, yet strident manner – in a groove that sometimes references Gil Scott-Heron. Players include Hamid Drake, Joe Thomas, Darryl Thompson, Peter Z, Bethany Pickens, Kevin Patrick and Will Howard. 12 tracks in all: "Positive Flow", "Let's Start All Over Again", "Ancestral Dance", "Iridescent Eyes", "Sherry", "Soul Development", "Filthy McNasty", "Scram", "Insight", "Sweet Perfection" and "Reprise". CD
(Out of print, original CD pressing.)

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✨✧ Charlie ParkerCole Porter Songbook ... CD
Verve, Early/Mid 50s. Used ... $2.99
Charlie Parker takes on the music of Cole Porter – with results that make for some of his most classic moments at Verve! Parker's horn is as hard-bitten as always, but it's also working here in a slightly lyrical vibe – one that brings out the warmth that Charlie could have at just the right moments – that sense of soul that made his contribution to jazz one of the more formative sounds of the century! Porter's music takes on tones that we might never have expected. CD
(Out of print.)

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Kellee PattersonMaiden Voyage ... LP
Black Jazz, 1973. Sealed ... $19.99
The most righteous album ever from Kellee Patterson – her first record, and a set that's way different from her more soul-based sides of later years! The album's got Patterson working in a wonderfully soulful approach to jazz – a style that's not unlike the earliest work by Dee Dee Bridgewater, especially her seminal Afro Blue album – and which mixes Kellee's unique vocals with some very hip backings that are right in the best Black Jazz mode! Instrumentation is from a loose jazz combo, and the tunes are a mix of jazzy numbers and a few tighter tracks – a really rich array of sounds that comes together beautifully in the hands of producer Gene Russell. Titles include a stellar version of Herbie Hancock's "Maiden Voyage", a great take on the Flip Nunez number "See You Later", and the tracks "Soul Daddy", "Be All Your Own", "Magic Wand Of Love", "You", and "Look At The Child". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent Scorpio reissue.)
Also available Maiden Voyage ... LP 22.99

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Johnny RichardsSomething Else By Johnny Richards ... LP
Bethlehem, 1956. Very Good- ... $4.99
Some of the best work ever from one of the most under-acknowledged jazz composers and arrangers of the 50s! Johnny Richards is probably best known for his recordings with Stan Kenton in the early part of the decade – but when he moved out on his own, he developed a tremendous sound that was even richer, even more full of color and tone than Kenton's own – and which was often done without any arch-modern tones, yet still fresh and free of cliche. The album's one of Richards' first as a leader – and features a wonderful lineup filled with top-shelf players – including Charlie Mariano on alto, Richie Kamuca on tenor, Stu Williamson and Pete Candoli on trumpets, and Frank Rosolino and Milt Bernhardt on trombones – all players who really bring a bold sort of energy to Johnny's vibrant arrangements. The sax work alone is tremendous – cutting with a beautiful edge across the larger charts – and titles include "Waltz Anyone", "Turn Aboot", "Band Aide", "Dimples", and "Burrito Borracho". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy mono red label pressing with deep groove. Cover has center splits in the spine and bottom seam, some wear and aging, and bumped corners.)

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Ruben & The Jets (Frank Zappa)Cruising With Ruben & The Jets ... LP
Verve, Late 60s. Very Good Gatefold ... $11.99
Frank Zappa's amazing tribute to the sounds of LA that inspired him in his youth – not just the early rock and roll of the late 50s, but the way the music was picked up and given a home by the scene in East LA! There's a surprising amount of nascent soul elements in the music here – especially the early harmony groups, who Frank's clearly paying tribute to with The Jets – sometimes dealing with subject matter that goes way beyond what most of those groups would have touched – but other times, right in line with the most heartfelt sounds of the 60s! Titles include "Deseri", "How Could I Be Such A Fool", "Cheap Thrills", "No No No", "Anyway The Wind Blows", "Stuff Up The Cracks", and "Jelly Roll Gum Drop". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Vinyl has a small mark that clicks on "Cheap Thrills" and "Love Of My Life". Cover has light wear and a small cutout hole.)

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Siegel Schwall BandRIP – Siegel Schwall ... LP
Wooden Nickel, 1974. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A fond farewell to the Siegel Schwall Band, as you might guess from the title – one last studio effort from the group, before Corky Siegel took off on his solo career, and Jim Schwall concentrated on farming! The set's a bit different than the rest of their initial albums for Wooden Nickel – in that it has the group paying a final tribute to their influences – running through songs by an array of interesting talents, from John Prine, to Jimmy Reed, Muddy Waters, Lieber & Stoller, and Johnny Bond – all done in the relaxed, yet well-crafted style that made these guys such stalwarts on the Chicago scene. Titles include "Pretty Good", "Take Out Some Insurance", "Wild About My Lovin", "I'm A Hog For You Baby", "Tell Me Mama", "It's Too Short", and "Long Distance Call". LP, Vinyl record album

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Silent PoetsSun ... CD
Nocturne (France), 2006. Used ... $3.99
One of the richest and most complex recordings we've ever heard from Silent Poets – a brilliant blend of strings, soul, and sounds! The style here is a bit more cinematic than before – taking cues from recent Silent Poets work, but unlocking a new sense of majesty in the music – one that unfolds gently as the tunes go on, and really finds a unique place for itself in the modern sound spectrum. There's a sense of confidence and power here that goes way beyond the last few Silent Poets records – and the initial forays into this type of music have finally found their place, and come together much more strongly here. Shawn Lee delivers a bit of guest work on the record, and titles include "Rock Star", "From Earthling", "Future", "Dumb Girl", "Next Episode", "Man On The Street", "Fate", and "Wonder". CD

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✨✧ Simon & Garfunkel/Dave GrusinGraduate – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Columbia, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A tremendous little soundtrack – even if you've seen it a million times! Simon & Garfunkel always had a really dark quality to their music, but it never seemed to show as much on the pop charts as it did when used brilliantly by Mike Nichols in this important film. Their tunes emerge in slightly different versions, with a style that's a bit more adult and more off-center than we remember – all sitting next to some groovy instrumental tunes score by a young Dave Grusin, and shifting the mood nicely from track to track. Titles include "Whew", "Scarborough Fair/Canticle", "The Singleman Party Foxtrot", "April Come She Will", "On The Strip", "The Folks", "Mrs Robinson", and "Sounds Of Silence". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s Masterworks pressing.)

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Sonore (Gustafsson/Vandermark/Brotzmann)No One Ever Works Alone ... CD
Okka Disk, 2004. Used ... $8.99
A mighty mighty album that recalls the glory days of the FMP scene – a triple-talent terror that features the massive reed work of Mats Gustafsson, Ken Vandermark, and Peter Brotzmann! Given that Gustafsson and Vandermark are the two key heirs to the sound that Brotzmann first forged back in the 60s and 70s, the pairing is a perfect one – and somehow, the trio manage to find even more strength, energy, and creativity working together on this set than on any of their recent pairings. Tracks are spare, improvised, and beautifully creative – and titles include "Elements Of Refusal", "Broken Hymn", "Hammer Requiem", "Blessed Assurance Uninsured", "No One Ever Works Alone", and "Death Can Only Kill Me Once". CD

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Nick ToschesSave The Last Dance For Satan (paperback) ... Book
Norton/Kicks, 2011. New Copy ... $11.99 12.95
Yeah, THIS is the Nick Tosches we want! Tosches has a way of chronicling the diseased, mobbed up underbelly of the 20th Century music rackets that's simply unrivaled – it's gut level brilliant and street smart writing like no one does anymore. Save The Last Dance For Satan is a more fleshed out and newly spun continuation of material published more than a decade ago as Hipsters And Hoodlums, in Vanity Fair magazine (boy, mainstream magazine content sure has changed a bunch since 2000) – chronicling the sleaze and criminality at the core of the 50s & 60s music biz. It's great! His best stuff has often read with the sweaty, intoxicating allure of seedy pulp storytelling, so it's an utmost pleasure to see his work put out by Kicks Books - which literally puts Tosches' work in just that kind of old school hip pocket paperback! He joins Andre Williams (whose "Jailbait" single is mentioned early in this book as the badass antidote to mid 50s candy-coated rock & roll that it most certainly was) and Sun Ra at Kicks. A couple of Tosches' more recent books have been a tough slog – more about his own near obsessive search for impossibly hidden subjects than anything else – but this slim 120 page tome is the opposite – it has us slobbering for more. Book

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Peter ToshMama Africa (180 gram green vinyl pressing) ... LP
EMI/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1983. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99 32.99
One of the most righteous albums ever recorded by Peter Tosh – as you might guess from the title and cover! Tosh could be great on other themes – but this set has him picking up even more politics than usual – maybe a bit late in the roots game, but able to find a way to bring the message to a much larger audience – almost as if he's taking the helm from the recently late Bob Marley, his former partner in The Wailers! Sly and Robbie are on board for rhythms, and production is in the best mainstream reggae mode of the time – on titles that include "Mama Africa", "Glasshouse", "Maga Dog", "Where You Gonna Run", "Peace Treaty", and a surprisingly strong version of "Johnny B Goode". LP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition of 1500 – on heavyweight translucent green vinyl!)

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Trio MocotoSamba Rock ... CD
Universal (Brazil), 2001. Used ... $11.99
Incredible new work from Trio Mocoto – the famous Samba Soul trio who were such a big part of Jorge Ben's work in the early 70s! The group still have all the funky flourish of their classic years – and they're working here in a setting that takes that sound, and respectfully touches it up with some larger arrangements, funky keyboards, and other touches that make the "update" work wonderfully, and which makes the album sparkle a lot more than it would if it was just some old grand masters going back into the studio! This one kicks with the energy of recent work by some of Brazil's younger artists – but has the solidity of a classic album all the way through. Titles include "Swinga Sambaby", "Mocoto Beat", "Alegria Contida", "Kriola", "Voltei Amor", "Nao Sei Por Que", "Nereu Nereu", and "Tudo Bem". CD
(Out of print Brazilian pressing on YB/Net Records.)

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✨✧ Steve TurreSpirits Up Above ... CD
High Note, 2004. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A beautiful tribute to the genius of Roland Kirk – one that comes across with all the warmth and soulfulness of Kirk's classic recordings! 8 of the 9 tracks on the set are original compositions by Kirk – played by Turre in a style that recalls the brilliantly inventive and creatively playful genius of their original recordings – but which takes the tunes in a slightly different direction, as there's no Roland working triple saxes for the session. Instead, the horns are handled by James Carter on tenor and flute, Vincent Herring on alto and soprano, and Dave Valentin on flute on one track. Turre's trombone is wonderfully understated, but really gets the feel of the material – and the rhythm section's a strong one, with Mulgrew Miller, Buster Williams, and Winard Harper providing the loose soulful approach that graced Kirk's classic Mercury sessions. Titles include "The Spirits Up Above", "Hand Full Of Five", "ED", "Dorthaan's Walk", "Volunteered Slavery", "One For Kirk", and "Three For The Festival". CD

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Muddy WatersRollin Stone/Walkin Blues ... 7-inch
Chess, 1950. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A classic early tune from Muddy Waters – one that might not have changed the world when it was released at the start of the 50s – but later gave the famous group their name! The tune's a wonderful mix of raw rural and early electric Chicago blues modes – spare, but extremely powerful in approach! "Walkin Blues" is equally well-balanced – and Muddy's got some wonderful twang in parts on the strings of his electric guitar! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Recent Third Man reissue on black vinyl, in the vintage style Chess sleeve.)

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Chris White & OthersChris White Experience Vol 2 ... CD
Sunfish (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s/2020. New Copy ... $12.99 18.99
A flurry of lost work from from ex-Zombie, ex-Argent man Chris White – work done by White with a variety of different artists in years that were maybe not that well-represented on record – but which show a strong continuing evolution of his talents! Music was done in collaboration with a variety of artists – including Colin Blunstone, Kevin Finn, Steve Gould, Tim Renwick, and Bianca Kinane – and although Chris doesn't sing on most tracks, there's a definite post-Zombies, vibe – with maybe some Colin Blunstone phrasing from some of the singers. In a way, the whole thing almost feels like a late 70s/early 80s extension of Blunstone's later solo work – and the set also includes a few tracks from more recent years, when the Zombies re-formed briefly. Titles on this volume include "Good Good Morning", "Teddlybears", "How I Miss You", "Killing Rose", "Got To Be Now", "Waiting For The Night To End", "Hold My Hand", "Make The Lady Smile", and "Heard Your Song". CD

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Andre WilliamsSweets & Other Stories (paperback) ... Book
Norton/Kicks, 2009. New Copy Book ... $11.99 12.95
Iceberg Slim, eat your heart out! Andre Williams finally has a book of his own – a set of late life writings that are surprisingly great! The work came out of a post-rehab effort to get his thoughts down on paper, but without putting them in song – and the material is surprisingly compelling, a side to Andre that we never could have imagined at all – especially in more recent years. The whole thing's put together with the look and feel of a vintage paperback – no surprise, given Kicks/Norton's love of the format – and the book contains one long work of fiction by Williams, a shorter story, and even some poetry too. The work has a surprising focus on female main characters – not what you'd expect from Andre – and that really surprised us, given the direction he could have gone (although former Williams fans, don't worry – things can get pretty raunchy at times!) Nick Tosches gives Andre some key props in the foreword, too! Book

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Jimmy WitherspoonJimmy Witherspoon ... LP
Crown, Mid 50s. Sealed ... $13.99
Fantastic material from Jimmy Witherspoon – that sublime mix of blues and jazz that really set him apart from the rest! Titles include "Failing By Degrees", "Big Fine Girl", "Have A Ball", "Fickle Woman", "Sweet Lovin Baby", and "Ain't Nobody's Business". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent 180 gram EU pressing on Vinyl Lovers.)

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Stevie WonderIn Square Circle ... CD
Tamla, 1985. Used ... $4.99
Mid 80s, and while never that bad (nothing Stevie does is ever terrible – well, except for "Don't Drive Drunk"!), the record lacks that certain greatness that you'll find on even the lesser Stevie Wonder albums. Still, there's some decent enough numbers that keep the album fresh – and even at this point, Stevie's vocals are still sublime! Titles include "Stranger On The Shore Of Love", "Spiritual Walkers", "Land Of La La", "Overjoyed", and "Part-Time Lover". CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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VariousBakersfield Sound – Country Music Capitol Of The West 1940 to 1974 (10CD set) ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), 1940s/1950s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 10CD ... $189.99 249.99
An amazing tribute to the Bakersfield scene – one that finally gives the California city the same sort of attention that we usually see in sets dedicated to Nashville! Bakersfield is well-known as the home of Merle Haggard and Buck Owens, but the city's got a long legacy of influencing country music for decades – a good deal of which is presented here, in a package that brings together loads of rare Cali country singles that we never would have heard otherwise, along with well-chosen cuts from some of its stars, and a fair bit of rare and unissued material too! At the center of the set is a huge hardcover book by Scott Bomar – hardcover, 12" square, and with 224 full color pages of notes and images on the genius of Bakersfield, and what made it such a unique country music spot. The 10 CDs feature nearly 300 songs in all – one disc of which is all rare live and unissued material – and in addition to work by Buck and Merle, the set features tracks by Wayne Morris, Jerry Cornelius, Vancie & Rita, Georgia Lynn, Kenny Hays, Tommy Lewis, Rollie Webber, Johnny Barnette, Bonnie Owens, Bobby Durham, George Latta, Owen Charles, Larry Daniels, Gene Moles, Al Brumley, Bill Handy, Leo Stephens, Faye Hardin, Tom Tall, Cliff Crofford, Kenny Vernon, Rose Lee Maphis, Oscar Whittington, Foyle Holley, Dick Curless, Red Simpson, Gary Paxton, Jim Ward, and many many more! CD

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VariousCalifia – The Songs Of Lee Hazelwood ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s/1960s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
A wonderful compilation of Lee Hazlewood songs performed by others in the 60s – magnificent pulp pop, girl groups, starlets, rockers and more covering prime era Lee tunes – songs about lovers, fools, rebels and heartbroken examples of all of the above! There's little we can add to the lore of Lee – but these songs are atypically diverse and the set as a hole does a terrific job of showing just have far the Hazlewood touch could reach! Features Lee duets with Nancy Sinatra & Suzi Jane Hokum, and covers by Duane Eddy, The Hondas, The Darlenes, Al Casey, Sanford Clark, Ann Margaret, The Wildcats, Dino, Desi & Billy, The Sharps, Peggy March and many more1 25 tracks in all: "Lady Bird' by Nancy & Lee, "Sweet Ride" by Dusty Springfield, "You Turned My Head" by Ann Margaret, "Don't Look Now, But I've Got The Blues" by BB King, "(I'm Afraid) You'll Hurt Me" by The Darlenes, "The City Never Sleeps At Night" by The Shacklefords, "Guitar On My Mind" by Duane & Miriam Eddy, "Das Ist Zauberei (And I Loved You Then)" by Peggy March, "Twelve Feet High" by The Hondas and many more. CD

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VariousDaisies – Original Soundtrack To The Groundbreaking Czech New Wave Classic (white with yellow yolk vinyl pressing) ... LP
Finders Keepers (UK), 1966. New Copy ... $26.99
An amazing soundtrack to an amazing film – a Czech new wave classic that's supported by sounds as dynamic as the images on the screen! There's a really playful feel to the whole thing – much more so than other Finders Keepers reissues in recent years – and the music jumps along in a mix of military moments, folkloric elements, jazzy bits, and some spare, simple melodies – almost a bit like Nino Rota's best for Fellini, but a lot crazier overall! Instrumentation has some almost Moondog touches at the best points – repetitive woodwind or piano bits, with some grittier, organic elements at the bottom – and although much of the music is by the team of Jiri Suchy and Jiri Slitr, there's also other bits that crash into the mix too – almost with a surprising, abrupt sort of quality. Titles include "Peach Tree Thieves", "Threes A Crowd", "Red Carpet", "Burning Ribbons", "Girlies Girlies", "Roses Red Roses Red", "Cuckoos", "Scissors", and "Beggars Banquet". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500!)

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VariousGreetings From Alabama – The Heart Of Dixie ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 40s/1950s/1960s/1970s. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
A nice collection of work from Alabama – a state that sometimes gets short shrift in song, next to bigger neighbors Tennessee and Mississippi – but which has a surprisingly big legacy in this collection of songs! Like other excellent titles in this Bear Family postcard series, the work here is heavy on country, but also includes some other mid century styles too – and while not all the artists may have roots in Alabama, they certainly do a great job of singing its praises in song! 25 tracks in all – and titles include "Montgomery Alabama" by Hank Davis, "Big Daddy's Alabama Bound" by John D Loudermilk, "Birmingham Jail" by Slim Whitman, "Alabama Jubilee" by Red Foley, "Alabam" by Cowboy Copas, "Birmingham" by Ella Mae Morse, "Down In Old Alabama" by Rex Griffin, "Alabama" by The Louvin Brothers, and "Alabama Jail House" by Rod Morris. CD

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✨✧ VariousHave Mercy! – The Songs Of Don Covay ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $13.99 19.99
A wonderful testament to songwriting mastery of Don Covay – one of greatest singing and songwriting double threats ever – and if you didn't already know that, this excellent compilation will set you straight! No tribute to Covay the songwriter would be complete without Aretha Franklin's "Chain Of Fools" – but the set actually goes a lot deeper, with straight-up classic soul treasures, raucous R&B, stirring vocal tunes, some funk and funky rock. The reach is impressive, with the aforementioned Aretha hit, plus songs recorded by Wilson Pickett, Etta James, Joe Tex, The Staple Singers, Wanda Jackson, The Wailers, Little Richard, Gene Vincent, Dee Clark, Connie Francis and more! 26 tracks in all, completed by a great set of notes: with "Three Time Loser" by Wilson Pickett, "You're Good For Me" by Lena Horne, "Don't Drive Me Away" by Ben E King, the funky gem "Sookie Sookie" by Tina Britt, "She Said Yeah" by Joe Tex, "Watch The One Who Brings You The News" by Millie Jackson, "Long Tall Shorty" by The Graham Bond Originization, "Mon Cherie Au Revoir" by Arlene Smith and more. CD

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VariousI'd Love To Turn You On – Classical & Avant Garde Music That Inspired The Counterculture (3CD set) ... CD
El (UK), 1940s/1950s/1960s. New Copy 3CD ... $19.99
The title's a reference to a Beatles' song – and the set brings together a range of classical and other styles of music that had a huge influence on the 60s pop scene – a number of sources that you'll definitely recognize in later work by the Fab Four, plus lots more important work as well! About eighty percent of the set is classical, in a mix of both avant/20th Century, and some warmer more sentimental modes – and the package also includes a few choice cuts from the world of jazz, European pop, and even global music – so that the 3CD set features this amazing mix of sounds from artists who include Charlie Parker, Jacques Brel, Bernard Herrmann, Yusef Lateef, Bruno Martino, Lucio Alves, Sun Ra, Ravi Shankar, and composers who include Berio, Bach, Xenakis, Stravinsky, Holst, Handel, Williams, Stockhausen, Ravel, and John Cage. 51 tracks in all – and notes that help guide you through this amazing musical journey. CD

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VariousKlezmer – American Recordings 1909 to 1952 ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 1900s/1910s/1920s/1930s/1940s/Early 50s. New Copy 2CD ... $22.99 29.99
One of the best collections of early klezmer music we've ever seen – a big package that traces the roots of the style as it developed in the hands of early Jewish immigrants to America at the turn of the century – then grew and transformed as European styles came into context with American jazz! As with polka, which really got its identity in America from strands of different European styles coming together in immigrant communities – klezmer was a very powerful force and form of identity for the growing Jewish communities of new arrivals – and received surprisingly strong treatment by the record industry, especially in the years before WWII! This package features a whopping 40 tracks, divided up into early acoustic and later electric recordings – all with detailed notes in French and English – alongside selections by Joseph Moskowitz, Abe Schwartz, Naftule Brandwein, Mishka Ziganoff, Dave Tarras, Bagelman Sisters, Seymour Rechtzeit, Lou Lockett, Sam Musiker, Al Glaser, and others. CD

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VariousLe Chat Dans Tous Ses Etats – Anthologie De La Chanson Feline 1911 to 1962 (3CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1910s/1920s/1930s/1940s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 3CD ... $22.99 29.99
A cool little record for lovers of cats – or, more specifically, lovers of cats with a command of the French language – as all the tunes here are from French records from midcentury – a really cool blend of chanson, jazz, pop, classical, and other modes – brought together in a package that unlocks a lost legacy of feline love in the French recording industry! Some tracks are more serious – from sources by Baudelaire or Stravinsky – but most are playful, jazzy, and have the qualities you might expect from cat-like music – in a package that features one CD of songs from poetic sources, one directed at children, and one more that moves into classical and jazz. 58 tracks in all – with work by Berthe Sylva, Henri Salvador, Mister Sax, Guy Lafitte, Maurice Ravel, Magnet Quartet, Eddie Warner, Jack Irsa, Yves Montad, Les Freres Jacques, Georges Brassens, Henri Doublier, and many more. CD

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✨✧ VariousLux & Ivy Dig Insane Rockabilly – Over Fifty 45s About Mad Men, Playboys, Cars, Bugs, & Brawls ... CD
Righteous (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2CD ... Just Sold Out!
Lux and Ivy have given us plenty of great music in plenty of great styles – but the duo are probably closest to the raw spirit of the early rockabilly years – a sound that was instrumental in their music as The Cramps! Here, the duo dig through some of their favorite rare singles from way way back – the kind of obscure cuts that even go past some of the better-done European compilations in recent decades – and which remind us that Lux and Ivy were out in the field digging for rare records back in the early 70s – when some of these impossible-to-find numbers might still have been around. As with other titles in this series, the scope of subject matter is great, and the tunes are plenty wild – 52 tracks that include "Date On The Corner" by Don Feger, "Bip Bop Boom" by Mickey Hawks, "Sweet Rockin Mama" by The Hi Tombs, "Don't Bug Me Baby" by Milton Allen, "Did We Have A Party" by Billy Brown, "Chicken Rock" by Fat Daddy Holmes, "Blast Off" by Alden Holloway, "Lonely" by Bobby McDowell, "Here Kitty Kitty" by Jimmy Murphy, "I'm A Madman" by Willie Ward & The Warblers, and "Woodpecker Rock" by Nat County & The Braves. CD

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VariousReady Or Not – Thom Bell Philly Soul Arrangements & Productions 1965 to 1978 ... CD
Ace/Kent (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $14.99 19.99
Sublime soul from the great Thom Bell – one of our favorite arranger, producer, songwriters of all time – and a talent who really helped push the Philly soul scene much farther than most during the 70s! Bell was trained as a classical pianist as a kid – which might explain part of his ear for a special sort of tune – but by the time of this work, he was neck-deep in the soul scene – and working with a fantastic track record for bringing the best out of a very wide variety of artists! Bell was especially great with groups – he helped more than a few really stretch out their wings and grow – but as you'll hear here, Thom also handled a fantastic range of music in Philly studios – all with magnificent touches that really set the tunes apart from the rest – French horns, harpsichord, and especially that twangy sitar sound that worked so well with a harmony ballad. The set's got 23 tracks in all, and a massive set of notes on the man and his music – with titles that include "What I See" by Three Degrees, "Here I Go Again" by Archie Bell & The Drells, "You've Been Untrue" by The Delfonics, "Moody Woman" by Jerry Butler, "Something For Nothing" by MFSB, "One Man Band" by Ronnie Dyson, "Close The Door" by Teddy Pendergrass, "Life Is A Song Worth Singing" by Johnny Mathis, "Look The Other Way" by Lesley Gore, "What Kind Of Lady" by Dee Dee Sharp, "It's The Same Old Love" by The Courtship, "Do You Remember Yesterday" by The Intruders, "Track Of The Cat" by Dionne Warwick, and "I Wanna Be A Free Girl" by Dusty Springfield. CD

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✨✧ VariousRevolution In Sound – Pop Culture & The Avant Garde (4CD set) ... CD
El (UK), 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 4CD ... $24.99 30.99
A really great idea for a collection – one that brings together postwar modern music in all of its many formats – from avant jazz, to early electronics, to Indian music, 20th Century classical, and even a bit of straighter jazz moments too! The package is very ear-opening – as it offers the chance to hear instrumentalists next to compositional talents that had inspired them – and the collection provides a way to hear different strains of sonic experimentation that were sometimes running parallel to each other, sometimes criss-crossing in strange ways. There's a wealth of musical discoveries throughout – and the 4CD set is overflowing with key cuts from Ornette Coleman, Bela Bartok, Edgard Varese, Daphne Oram, Jean Sibelius, Eric Dolphy, Ravi Shankar, Pierre Henry, John Cate, John Coltrane, Humphrey Searle, Arnold Schoenberg, Bill Evans, Olivier Messiaen, Luigi Nono, Charles Ives, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Bruno Maderna, Julian Bream, and many others. CD

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VariousThat'll Flat Git It! Volume 37 – Rockabilly & Rock N Roll From The Vaults Of Capitol Records ... CD
Capitol/Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $18.99 20.99
A killer batch of cuts from the early days of rock and roll – and a great collection of work from one of the coolest labels of the 50s! Sure, Capitol Records wasn't the same sort of indie powerhouse as labels like Sun or Atlantic – but the company always did a great job with country music, which made it a key force in helping to push the postwar hillbilly sound into much harder hitting modes! Capitol's production and handling of artists was always great – and producer Ken Nelson also had a great ear for young talents who may not have hit the charts at the label, but who really got a great shot at top-shelf material in a really groovy setting. This package is overflowing with gems that testify to Capitol's importance in the rockabilly and hillbilly years – 35 titles that include "Adult Western" by Bobby Louis, "You're Gonna Have To Bawl That's All" by Ray Parks, "Grizzly Bear" by Jack Scott, "Bessie Baby" by Jerry Reed, "My Lovin Baby" by Nick Greene, "You're There" by Skeets McDonald, "Natural Natural Ditty" by The Jodimars, "Move It On Over" by Rose Maddox, "Baby I Love You" by Del Reeves, "Everybody's Talkin" by Bob Luman, "What'll I Do Call The Zoo" by Darrell McCall, "I Can't Stop Loving You" by Sonny James, "Let Me In There Baby" by Billy Strange, "Flea Brain" by Gene Vincent, "Big Fat Sally" by Ronnie & Roy, and "Wild Streak" by Johnny Fallin. CD

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VariousTheo Parrish – Black Jazz Signature – Black Jazz Records 1971 to 1975 ... CD
Black Jazz/Snow Dog (Japan), Early 70s. New Copy ... $15.99 18.99
Theo Parrish takes on the music of Black Jazz Records – yet somehow manages to make the whole thing come across with a cosmic groove that's all his own! By that, we don't mean that Theo's messing with the cuts – just that his mix here really highlights the more expansively electric and rhythmically angular elements of the label's classic catalog – sounds that are clearly an inspiration for a huge number of 21st Century musicians and producer – not just Parrish himself! There's a richly spiritual vibe to the whole set – and the collection is easily one of the best presentations of the Black Jazz label we've ever heard – stunning from start to finish. Cuts include "My Favorite Things" by Gene Russell, "Those Who Chant" by Walter Bishop, "Jupiter" and "Convulsions" by The Awakening, "Trance Dance" by Doug Carn, "Time & Space" by Rudolph Johnson, "Criss Cross" and "BE" by Calvin Keys, and "Blue Bossa" by Walter Bishop Jr. CD

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✨✧ VariousThis Is Fusion Guitar ... CD
Tone Center, 2009. Used ... $9.99
Featuring Bill Connors, Larry Coryell, Dave Fiuczynski, Frank Gambale, Brett Garsed, TJ Helmerich, Scott Henderson, Jimmy Herring, Greg Howe, Eric Johnson, Chris Poland, and Mike Stern. CD

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VariousYou Talk To Much – The Ric & Ron Story Vol 1 ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
A key force in the development of New Orleans soul – the homegrown Ric & Ron Records label – home to some of the best early productions from the Crescent City! The roster of talent here is really amazing – a host of artists who'd go onto develop the New Orleans style even more strongly in the 60s, mixed with some lesser-knowns who really sparkle in this setting – sharp, tight, damn soulful singles that are all delivered without any overproduction, and nicely free of all those cliches that would later overwhelm music from the Big Easy. The rhythms alone are worth the price of the record – hard-romping piano, bass, and drums that really set an instrumental fire right from the start – then pave the way for searing lead performances from the singers and instrumental stars. The set's the best we've ever seen of these early days of the label – and features 24 tracks that include "Tell It Like It Is" by Eddie Bo, "Easy Rockin" by Eddie Lang, "I Love You Still" by Joe Jones, "Come On" by Johnny Adams, "Don't Lie To Me" by Mercy Adams, "Don't Mess With My Man" by Irma Thomas, "Carnival Time" by Al Johnson, "Nobody Knows" by Martha Carter, "All Nite Long (parts 1 & 2)" by Robert Parker, "Cuttin Out" by Professor Longhair, "Let's Get It" by Edgar Blanchard, and "Rocket To The Moon" by Chris Kenner. CD

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✨✧ Daniel Carter/Matthew Shipp/William Parker/Gerald CleaverWelcome Adventure Vol 1 ... CD
577, 2020. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of those records that just makes us say "wow" right from the very first note – a perfect showcase for all musicians involved, and a really mighty meeting of the creative minds! We've really loved the strong return to form that Matthew Shipp has given us on piano in recent years – and of course, the basswork of William Parker is always tremendous – but they both somehow rise even more to the top alongside the drums of Gerald Cleaver and tenor, trumpet, and flute of Daniel Carter – in a session that's wonderfully spiritual, very rhythmic, and often quite straight at times! There's a balance between the avant impulses of the players and the collective action of the group – almost recalling the loft jazz years, but more contemporarily righteous too – on titles that include "Majestic Travel Agency", "Scintillate", and "Ear-Regularities". CD
Also available Welcome Adventure Vol 1 ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ John CarterCastles Of Ghana ... CD
Gramavision, 1986. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
We've always wondered why Carter's wonderful avant collaborations with Bobby Bradford were so under-documented for so long, as to our ears they were making clearly the leading lights of the LA new scene. Finally, by the 80s, more recordings seemed to be offered up to them, like this one. Carter was originally commissioned by the New York Shakespeare Festival's "New Jazz at the Public" series to do these pieces. Carter's inspiration for this record was the history of the use of castles on the coast of Ghana during the slave trade in the 16th century. Titles include "Castles Of Ghana", "Evening Prayer", "The Fallen Prince", "Capture", and "Theme Of Desperation". The players include Marty Ehrlich on bass clarinet, Andrew Cyrille on drums and percussion, Bobby Bradford on cornet and Benny Powell on trombone among others. CD
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✨✧ GalacticVintage Reserve ... CD
Volcano, Late 90s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A tasty collection of some of the best work of the legendary Galactic – a New Orleans-based deep funk outfit, one of the best groups of its type working in the US! Galactic have a very very solid jazz funk basis at their core – with lots of tight comping rhythms, sweet keyboards, heavy bass, funky drums, and some killer sax work that really makes the cuts sizzle. And while their albums have the odd track or two that doesn't always come off well, this best of set really cooks all the way through – serving up some great numbers that remind us of how great they are! Titles include "Century City", "Jeffe 2000", "Start From Scratch", "Bobski 2000", "Get A Head On", "Doublewide", and "Tighten Your Wig". 15 tracks in all – including the previously unreleased "The Green Minute" and "Doo Rag". CD

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✨✧ Francoise HardyMidnight Blues – Paris/London 1968 to 1972 ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Rare English language recordings from the sublime Francoise Hardy – music that's every bit as wonderful as her famous French recordings – and even more compelling to our Anglo-styled ears! The vocals are wonderful – sung with this sense of darkness that's almost got an echo of Nico at points, given the accent – set to backings that balance this darkness with a bit more light, but never in ways that are overly poppy – and which definitely continue that more sophisticated style that Hardy always brought to her music! There's less "yeh yeh" to the tracks than a few years before – and Francoise is definitely digging deeper music at this point in her career – sometimes with a breathy brilliance that's a bit like Jane Birkin too. Titles include "Bown Bown Bown", "Till The Morning Comes", "Loving You", "In The Sky", "Midnight Blues", "Magic Horse", "Song Of Winter", "Strange Shadows", "Ocean", "The Garden Of Jane Delawney", "Sometimes", "Let My Name Be Sorrow", "Times Passing By", "I Just Want To Be Alone", and "Suzanne". CD

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✨✧ John HicksIn The Mix ... CD
Landmark, 1994. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wonderful album by pianist John Hicks – which, despite a stupid title that makes it sound like a techno record, is a brilliant batch of easily soulful tunes that ranks with his best work of recent years! The album features Hicks in some fantastic company – most notably bassist Curtis Lundy, who's well-rounded grooves have always provided perfect accompaniment for Hicks' piano, plus Vincent Herring on alto and soprano sax, Cecil Brooks III on drums, and occasional flute by Elise Wood. Tracks have that blocky modal approach that's always made Hicks' work a perfect extension of the post-Coltrane generation – and titles include "Yemenja", "Elation", "Soul Eyes", and "Mind Wine". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Boney JamesRide ... CD
Warner, 2001. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes the songs "Heaven", "Grand Central", "RPM", "Something Inside", "So Beautiful", "See What I'm Sayin'?", "All About You", "Ride", "As You Are", and "This Is The Life". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ JJ Johnson & Kai WindingStonebone ... LP
CTI/A&M, 1970. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A truly fantastic record, and one that's become the stuff of legend over the years – a rare CTI album that was only ever issued in Japan – and which may well be one of the coolest sessions recorded during the A&M years of the label! Trombonists JJ Johnson and Kai Winding had recorded two other records for CTI during the period – both great – but this set has them stretching out in this really expansive mode that's completely unique – long tracks put together with complicated arrangements that really blow away anything else they ever did – funky, soulful, but also moving towards higher ideals too – a fantastic testament to the newfound arranging skills of Johnson, who handled most of the record. The group also features some amazing keyboard work from both Herbie Hancock and Bob James – who get plenty of room to roam – plus guitar from George Benson, bass from Ron Carter, and drums from Grady Tate – a superb lineup who really make the whole thing shine. The depth of this music is hard to describe in words, but the whole thing's wonderful – and the set features just four long tracks – "Dontcha Hear Me Callin To Ya", "Musings", "Mojo", and "Recollections". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent red vinyl pressing.)

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✨✧ Jerry Lee Lewis, Charlie Rich, & Carl PerkinsTrio + ... LP
Sun, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A late 70s album, with these three famous Sun Musicians and "friend" – Elvis Presley, although at a time when the label didn't have rights to put his name on the cover! LP, Vinyl record album
(Translucent yellow vinyl pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Los HacherosPilon (with bonus download) ... LP
Chulo, 2013. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A contemporary Latin combo, but one with a really unique feel as well – a mix of 60s charanga modes, 50s Cuban roots, and some definite modern phrasing! The group has a really wonderful blend of flute, violin, trombone, tres, and percussion – and congolero Hector "Papote" Jimenez sings lead vocals on the set, but often seems more than willing to step back and let the instruments themselves provide plenty of voice! Production is nice and raw – with an echoey quality you don't always get in recent records of this nature – and titles include "Convergencia", "Pilon", "Cha Cha Herzilia", "Mami Me Gusto", "Desastre", and "Azucar". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ennio MorriconeGuns For San Sebastian ... LP
MGM, 1968. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Bold, brash scoring from Ennio Morricone – a soundtrack that's a bit more dramatic than some of his better-known westerns from the time, done here with full orchestrations and a mix of haunting themes! The story is set in 18th century Mexico – and Morricone's music has some slight western elements, but a lot more straight dramatic ones as well – tense moments of action, and quieter, subtler points of personal interaction. Edda Dell'Orso sings just a bit on the record – and titles include "The Chase", "Building The Dam", "Burning Village", "Attack", "Teclo's Death", and "Music At The Governor's Dinner". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue and gold label stereo pressing.)

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