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✨✧ Tony BennettTime For Love ... LP
Columbia, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing. Cover has a small rip on the bottom of the back paste-on. Vinyl has a short click on "Sleepy Time Gal".)

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Black Oak ArkansasIf An Angel Came To See You, Would You Maker Her Feel At Home? ... LP
Atco, 1972. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the Atco inner sleeve. Cover has some surface wear.)

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Black Rock & RonStop The World ... CD
RCA/Get On Down, 1989. New Copy ... $6.99 14.98
The rare, late 80s gem from Black Rock & Ron – dedicated to and featuring production by the late, great Paul C McKasty – along with some production by Jazzy Jay and Skeff Anselm. You can hear Paul C's influence in the edits, the tightness of the beats and the layering and chopping of the samples, which definitely pushes this set to higher level. The rhymes are impressive, too – especially in the heavier, rawer and harder hitting tracks. Solid duo rap and tight production from the Hollis, Queens crew. Titles include 'You Can't Do Me None", "Black Is The Word", "That's How I'm Livin'", "Getting Large", "I'm Tired", "3 Brothers And Yvonne", "Rap Life", "Act Like You Know" and "Black, Rock & Ron (video mix)". 15 tracks in all. CD

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Freddy Briggs (aka Coldwater Stone)Lost Soul Of Freddie Briggs – Defrost Me (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
GSF/Outta Sight (UK), 1973. New Copy ... $9.99
Wow, we knew almost nothing about this record! Freddy Briggs is the main force behind Coldwater Stone – as he wrote and produced all the tracks, and sings lead vocals throughout the record. His style's sort of a mix of funk and soul, and he works in the heavier style that was used by some of the other bands on the legendary GSF imprint – but also has a nice southern soul style in the best moments! Not as grittily funky as the Skullsnaps, but a fitting labelmate – and with a smoldering, geniune soulfulness that's positively killer – a record that's as rare as any other on the label, if not more so! Titles include "End Of the World", "Jefferson Park", "Outside Love Affair", "You're the One", "Biggest Mistake In The World", and "Without The One You Love". This excellent CD version from Outta Site UK packages the remastered Coldwater Stone's Defrost Me album with 2 bonus tracks: "Sound Off" and "I'm So Sorry", with credit and top billing to Freddy Briggs – with notes that provide some insight in the man that we simply didn't have before and we appreciate it! CD

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Gary ByrdPresenting The Gary Byrd Experience (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/Get On Down, 1972. New Copy ... $6.99 14.98
A wicked lost album of righteous funk and poetic knowledge from the great Gary Byrd! Gary began his life as a soul DJ in New York, but by the early 70s, he was using his rich voice to create recordings designed to educate as much as entertain. That said, the album is as funky as it is strident, and innovatively soulful – it's got raw and heavy drums and horns the burst in, but there's also roomier, slinkier grooves created to frame Byrd's voice and mood. The arrangements are by Chico O'Farrill and he really delivers. Gary Byrd's storytelling and spoken delivery leads the way, though – righteousness without bitterness, angry yet agreeable – truly brilliant and unique work! Titles include "To You Beautiful Black Sister", "If The People Only Knew (Power To The People)", "Shining Black Prince", "Country Preacher", and "How Long My People" and more. This great 2011 CD edition from Get On Down includes the bonus "Soul Travelin' Pt I (The GBE)" and "Soul Travelin' Pt I (The GBE)". CD

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✨✧ Daniel Carter, Patrick Holmes, Matthew Putnam, Hilliard Greene, & Federico UghiTelepathic Mysteries Vol 1 ... LP
577, 2020. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Nice work from a quintet who are also known as the Telepathic Band – a reference to the way that the players can improvise at such a natural, intuitive level! The lineup here features Patrick Holmes on clarinet, Matthew Putman on piano, Hilliard Greene on bass, Federico Ughi on drums, and Daniel Carter on saxes, clarinet, and trumpet – working together in ways that often have the two reed players interlocking nicely, in criss-crossing lines – while the piano percolates beneath and between them, sparked on by bolder efforts from the bass and the drums. The songs are relatively slow-building – finding form through thought – and titles include "Nun Zero", "While You Snap", "Lore Levels", and "S Cape Cinemagic". LP, Vinyl record album

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Daniel Carter/Matthew Shipp/William Parker/Gerald CleaverWelcome Adventure Vol 1 ... CD
577, 2020. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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

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✨✧ Daniel Carter/Matthew Shipp/William Parker/Gerald CleaverWelcome Adventure Vol 1 (with bonus download) ... LP
577, 2020. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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ChangeChange Of Heart (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Atlantic/Big Break (UK), 1984. New Copy ... $13.99 18.99
A game-changing album from Change – a real breakthrough for the early 80s international soul combo! Change Of Heart has some great production by Jimmy Jam/Terry Lewis – and on top of that, it's perhaps the best set of songs the group had recorded to to date. Jam/Lewis wrote half the tunes and produced most of the album, which is front-loaded with some of the best of them. They kick up the beat them the big hit "Change Of Heart", along with the great "You Are My Melody", "True Love", "It Burns Me Up", and the more mellow "Say You Love Me Again", the album's opener. Change's own Timmy Allen's songs are great, too – and the record is remarkably consistent as a whole. Slick without sacrificing the soul, and with the bouncing mid 80s Jam/Lewis production vibe that's sounds as fresh as ever! Other titles include "Lovely Lady", "Got My Eyes On You" and "It Burns Me Up". This Big Break UK remastered version has 4 bonus tracks: "Change Of Heart (Single Version)", ""You Are My Melody (Single Version)", "It Burns Me Up (Single Version)" and "Change Of Heart (12" Alternate Dance Version)". CD

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Charles EarlandCharles Earland In Concert Live At The Lighthouse/Kharma ... CD
Prestige, 1972/1974. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
A great set that brings together 2 live albums from organist Charles Earland! Live At The Lighthouse is a real killer – with that tight jazzy groove that Earland had on his first few albums for Prestige, a mix of jazz funk and soul jazz, handled with an incredible touch on the organ! The band includes lesser known players like trumpeter Elmer Coles, alto player James Vass, and conga player Kenneth Nash – but they all groove very tightly, and provide a perfect foil for Earland's soaring solos. Includes a great version of "Moontrane", plus the groovers "Spinky", "Smiling", and "Black Gun". Kharma is a spiritual live set recorded at the 1974 Montreux festival, and one that has Earland opening into the freer sound that dominated his playing during the mid 70's – with lots of modal grooves, and those long soulful leaps that made his solos always so great! Jon Faddis, Clifford Adams, and Dave Hubbard are in the lineup, and tracks include "Morgan", "Kharma", and his "Suite for Martin Luther King". 11 tracks in all! CD

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Grant GreenGrant's First Stand (RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1961. Used ... $14.99
Grant's First Stand – and a mighty one at that! The set was recorded when Green was a guitarist fresh on the scene – showing up in New York from St Louis, where he'd been discovered by Lou Donaldson and brought to Blue Note with great acclaim! For this first date, Green's heard in really stripped-down company – just Hammond from Baby Face Willette and drums from Ben Dixon – a spare trio setting that makes for a madly cooking little record, and one without some of the smoother edges of Greens' later years! The set's as raw and soulful as Willette's own Blue Note classics – and is very much in the side of the spectrum that Donaldson was bringing to the label at a time – a much-needed dose of new energy from the Prestige Records side of the tracks. Every track's a winner – and titles include "Blues For Willarene", "Baby's Minor Lope", "Miss Ann's Tempo", and "A Wee Bit O Green". CD
(Out of print.)

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Clay HammondCome Into These Arms Of Mine ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $22.99
An overlooked gem from the equally-overlooked Clay Hammond – a sweet 70s groover that offers up a great mix of modern and deep soul modes! Clay's vocals are still every bit as great as on some of his earlier soul singles, but the arrangements push things into tighter territory that's mighty nice – a lot like some of the later Hi Records work from Al Green – or even better, like that great sound that Otis Clay hit at the end of the 70s! Like Otis Clay's best records from the time, Clay's vocals stay nice and real – wrapped up in a sweet mix of blues and soul – and although the backings often hit a warmer midtempo groove, they're never overdone or commercial at all – just a maturation of southern soul modes – in ways that kind of point towards the later Malaco scene, while avoiding any of its cliches. Titles include "Tuning Up", "Rap On Wood", "Don't Stop Your Love", "Come Into These Arms Of Love", "Part Time Love", "Love Won't Let Me Stay Away From You", and "Women Are Human". CD

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Taj MahalGiant Step/De Ole Folks At Home ... CD
Columbia, 1971. Used ... $5.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Pointer SistersBreak Out (2CD deluxe edition) ... CD
Planet/Big Break (UK), 1983/1984. New Copy 2 CDs ... $19.99
The album's no breakout for the Pointer Sisters, as the trio were already at the top of the charts when the set was released – but the whole thing does find a great way to keep the grooves coming in the group's lasting relationship with producer Richard Perry! There's plenty of 80s elements here – basslines, beats, and keyboards – moving the group way past some of the club and pop modes of the 70s – and keeping them perfectly poised for long-term crossover fame for years to come! Case in point is the album's long-running hit "Jump (For My Love)", nestled alongside other cuts that include "Automatic", "I'm So Excited", "I Need You", "Neutron Dance", "Easy Persuasion", "Baby Come And Get It", "Telegraph Your Love", and "Operator". This fully loaded 2011 2CD Big Break UK edition features the full 1983 and 1984 editions (the latter with a remixes) and more than a dozen addition alternate versions and 12" dance mixes. 34 tracks on 2CDs! CD

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✨✧ Irene ReidOne Monkey Don't Stop No Show ... CD
Savant, 2002. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Saheb SarbibJancin At Jazzmania ... LP
Jazzmania, 1985. Near Mint- ... $6.99
With Mark Whitecage on alto sax, Booker T on tenor sax, Mel Ellison on saprano sax, Donald Smith on piano, and John Betsch on drums. LP, Vinyl record album

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YesYes Album ... LP
Atlantic, 1971. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $16.99
The moment when the group were really starting to ascend to greatness – with titles that include "Yours Is No Disgrace", "Starship Tropper", "I've Seen All Good People", and "Perpetual Change". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label Rockefeller pressing.)

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✨✧ Hank CrawfordWorld Of Hank Crawford ... CD
Milestone, 2000. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Hank Crawford on alto saxophone, Danny Mixon on piano and organ, Marcus Belgrave on trumpet and flugelhorn, Ronnie Cuber on baritone saxophone, Melvin Sparks on guitar, Stanley Banks on bass, and Kenny Washington on drums. CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode and promotional stamp on CD.)

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✨✧ Hank Crawford & Jimmy McGriffOn The Blue Side ... CD
Milestone, 1990. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With Hank Crawford on alto sax and Jimmy McGriff on organ, plus Jimmy Ponder on guitar and Vance James on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Joey DeFrancescoFalling In Love Again ... CD
Concord, 2003. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Features Kevin Eubanks and Pat Martino on guitar – plus Joe Doggs on vocals! CD

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✨✧ Joey DeFrancescoJoey Francesco's Goodfellas ... CD
Concord, 1999. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Joey DeFrancesco on Hammond B-3 organ, Frank Vignola on guitar, and Joe Ascione on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Magic SamWest Side Soul ... CD
Delmark, 1967. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic bit of indie blues from the Chicago scene – featuring some great players from the second generation after Chess Records stopped picking up the younger local talents! Magic Sam leads the group on vocals and guitar, and he's working here with Mighty Joe Young on guitar, Odie Payne on drums, and Mack Thompson on bass – all to craft a set of rough and ready blues tunes that would have played well on both sides of the tracks at the time. Titles include "That's All I Need", "All Of Your Love", "I Don't Want No Woman", "Mama Mama Talk To Your Daughter", and "Lookin Good", a nice instrumental! CD

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✨✧ Spencer Davis GroupBest Of The Spencer Davis Group ... CD
EMI, 1960s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Steely DanRoyal Scam ... CD
ABC/MCA, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
My God, what a record! This one's genius through and through – a set that sometimes gets eclipsed in the brilliance to come, but which is easily one of our favorites ever by Steely Dan! There's a beautifully focused feel here – thanks to Donald Fagan's incredible lead vocals, and a sense of songwriting that never takes any left turns – no odd forays into different styles or previous genres, just all steeped in Steely, as the group should be by this point! John Klemmer turns in some wonderful sax work that really helps shape the sound, and titles include the wonderful "Caves Of Altimira", "Kid Charlemagne", "Don't Take Me Alive", "Green Earrings", and "The Royal Scam". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Claude ThornhillUncollected Claude Thornhill & His Orchestra – 1947 ... LP
Hindsight, 1947. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Features early work by Lee Konitz and Barry Galbraith, with arrangements by Thorhill, Gil Evans, Gerry Mulligan, Bill Borden, Rusty Dedrick, and John Hefti. Vocals by Fran Warren and Gene Williams. LP, Vinyl record album
(70s issue.)

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✨✧ Paul DesmondPaul Desmond & The Modern Jazz Quartet ... CD
Red Baron, 1971. Used ... Out Of Stock
A rare pairing, and a great one too – as Paul Desmond joins the Modern Jazz Quartet for a unique live set from the early 70s – with a great sound that's even more wonderful than we expected! Desmond is always great no matter what the setting – but he sounds especially nice working here alongside the mix of piano and vibes offered by the MJQ – in a style that's subtle, but never as sleepy as some of their other records from the period, thanks to some sharper edges from Desmond. The alto sax really brings something new to this record – carving out snakey little lines that glow and glimmer with a nicely subdued soul – and in a way, the MJQ really just seem to be holding back in a role where they're Paul's accompanists, and not the main stars of the set. Titles include "Greensleeves", "Blue Dove", "You Go To My Head", "East Of The Sun", "Here's That Rainy Day", "Bag's New Groove", and "Jesus Christ Superstar". CD
(Out of print. Back cover of booklet has some pen markings.)

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✨✧ Harlan EllisonPulling A Train – Violent Stories Of Naked Passions (paperback) ... Book
Norton/Kicks, 2012. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Gritty prose from the legendary Harlan Ellison – a writer known best for his science fiction work, but who's represented here by some very early material that's plenty violent and salacious! The writing should be taken in the spirit of the title and cover – and Harlan himself does a great job of situating the work in his introduction to the book – telling the tale of the somewhat sleazy roots of this read, which is almost as titillating as the stories themselves! Yet despite the obvious apology for the schlock quality of the stories (some weren't even originally billed under Ellison's own name!) – there's a real force to the writing throughout – a youthful, powerful feel that bridges the gap between classic noir and underground exploitation – as you'll find in stories like "Sex Gang", "Jeannie With The Bedroom Eyes", "A Girl Named Poison", and "Both Ends Of The Candle". Book

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✨✧ Kim FowleyLord Of Garbage (paperback) ... Book
Norton/Kicks, 2012. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Kim Fowley, an author? Stranger things have happened – and given Fowley's penchant for putting his finger in just about every pie that came within reach, the whole thing's no surprise at all! The book is a stunning account of Fowley's important years in the music business – working in the sometimes lowest reaches of the LA scene, yet sometimes hitting the highest heights too – all told in really interesting detail, with a pacing that's completely unique! At lots of points, it kind of feels like Kim's telling you the story of his life over a few dozen drinks at the bar – with all the tangents you might expect – but at other times, there's this lucidity that's right in line with the Fowley genius in the studio – that way of being and going crazy while still holding all your cool – summed up perfectly in these few lines near the end of the book: "Well this is my version of what happened to me. I don't know if it really happened or not, but I think it did. I'm holding back a lot of stuff because it's too overwhelming in its darkness and it would be a sad read." Book

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✨✧ FunkadelicBy Way Of The Drum ... CD
MCA/Hip-O Select, 1989. Used ... Out Of Stock
A previously-unissued album from Funkadelic – originally done for MCA Records at the end of the 80s, but only now finally seeing the light of day! The set's a great continuation of the P-Funk groove that George Clinton set down on his solo albums for Capitol during the earlier part of the decade – and it shows a bit of a transformation of that sound towards some of the (then) contemporary funk modes in the post-Prince generation. Instrumentation is a bit more programmed than before, but there's still a very festive P-Funk approach going on – thanks to vocals from Garry Shider, Donnie Sterling, and Mallia Franklin – and instrumentation from players DeWayne McKnight, Chong Spradley, and a young Amp Fiddler! Titles include "Nose Bleed", "Sunshine Of Your Love", "Jugular", "Some Fresh Delic", "Primal Instinct", and "Freaks Bearing Gifts". CD also features 4 mixes of "By Way Of The Drum" – from the 12" release of the music, the only MCA issue of material from these sessions! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Mr CheeksWhat We Do (dirty, clean, inst)/Street Business (dirty, clean, inst) ... 12-inch
Commission, 2003. Sealed ... Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Commission sleeve.)

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✨✧ Sun RaThis Planet Is Doomed – The Science Fiction Poetry Of Sun Ra (paperback) ... Book
Norton/Kicks, 2011. New Copy Book ... Out Of Stock
The Science Fiction Poetry of Sun Ra – complete and unabidged – in a great, kinda old school hip pocket paperback-styled tome from Kicks Books! As revered as Sun Ra is, was, and will forever be as one of the great avant garde bandleaders and all around musical innovators of the 20th Century, his work as an Afro-futurist poet is overlooked. This book aims to change that, but not in a precious way at all. It's sort of presented as a fun little pulp paperback. Includes a nice forward by Amiri Baraka and an intro by science fiction historian Bhob Stewart, who does a terrific job of detailing Ra's 60s poetry and his quite genuine relevence in that realm! Paperback, 124 pages. Book

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✨✧ Nick ToschesSave The Last Dance For Satan (paperback) ... Book
Norton/Kicks, 2011. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ AirAir Time ... CD
Nessa, 1977. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the best albums ever by this legendary Chicago trio – a great example of the way that records on the Nessa label can really get to the heart of artists' intentions! The trio of Henry Threadgill on reeds, Fred Hopkins on bass, and Steve McCall on percussion have never sounded better – and have this intimate, soulful interplay that's sometimes missing from other efforts – that special kind of energy that makes the AACM so great when it's really clicking this well – as deeply spiritual as it is freely expressive! Threadgill plays alto, tenor, bass flute, and the compelling hubkaphone – and titles include "I'll Be Right Here Waiting", "No 2", "GvE", "Subtraction", and "Keep Right On Playing Thru The Mirror Over The Water". CD

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✨✧ Boz ScaggsSlow Dancer ... LP
Columbia, 1974. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
One of Boz Scaggs arrangements from HB Barnum! Titles include "Slow Dancer", "I Got Your Number", "Hercules", "Take It For Granted", and "Pain Of Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has surface wear and some light stains.)

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✨✧ Shaolin Temple DefendersChapter 2 – Gettin' The Spirit ... CD
Soulbeats (France), 2008. Used ... Out Of Stock
Damn, are these guys funky! Shaolin Temple Defenders may have a Wu Tang-like name, but their sound is solid 70s funk throughout – hard-hitting, classic-styled, and right up there with the best of the contemporary deep funk underground! The group have plenty of JBs in their approach, but also bring in some surprising deep soul moments too – thanks to some strong lead vocals that make the group as equally grounded in soul as they are in funk. Hailing from France, these guys might have slipped under the radar – but we're really fortunate to have caught their music, as they're one of the tightest combos working in the underground today. Titles include "You Keep On Turning Me On", "International Soul", "Southern Bug-A-Loo", "Something To Share", "Seven Deadly Corners", "Let Yourself Go", "Watch Your Step", and "The West Side Strut" – plus the tracks "Don't Tell Me It's Over", with vocals by Martha High, and "Message To The Soul Sisters", with vocals by Dionne Charles. CD
(Out of print.)

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Astroturf NoiseAstroturf Noise ... LP
577, 2020. Sealed ... $4.99
Astroturf Noise is Sam Day Harmet on mandolin and effects, Sana Nagano on violin and effects, and Zach Swanson on bass. Guest appearances by Billy Martin on percussion and Sarah Bernstein on violin and effects. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ BeatlesRubber Soul (Remastered) ... CD
Apple, 1965. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A landmark leaping-off point for The Beatles – and a record that really paved the way for countless new ideas to come! The mix of catchy pop and freer ideas here is really wonderful – tunes that introduce a whole new mature world in mainstream music – yet manage to have all the catchy complexity of the earlier years too. Production, songwriting, and delivery is superb – and this version features 14 songs that include "Drive My Car", "Norwegian Wood", "Nowhere Man", "Think For Yourself", "The Word", "What Goes On", "Girl", "I'm Looking Through You", and "Run For Your Life"". CD
(Out of print. 2009 pressing with added content.)
Also available Rubber Soul ... CD 5.99

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Sarah BernsteinExolinger ... CD
577, 2020. Used ... $6.99
Sarah Bernstein on violin, voice, and effects. CD
(CDr release,)

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Electric Light OrchestraStrange Magic ... CD
Sony, 1970s/1980s. Used 2 CDs ... $8.99
29 gems from one of the most fantastic groups of the 70s! CD
(Out of print.)

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Albert KingUltimate Collection ... CD
Rhino, 1950s/1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s. Used 2 CDs ... $18.99
... CD
(Out of print, please note that the outer slipcover or booklet is not included– 2 CDs in individual cases.)

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✨✧ Johnny LytleNice & Easy ... CD
Jazzland/OJC, 1962. Used ... $16.99
An unusual record for vibist Johnny Lytle – one that has him breaking from his usual trio formation, to work in a super-tight lineup that includes some soul jazz heavyweights! The sound's quite different than Lytle's usual mix of organ and vibes, but still pretty darn great – thanks to a group that includes Bobby Timmons on piano, Johnny Griffin on tenor, Sam Jones on bass, and Louis Hayes on drums. Johnny's vibes are out front in the mix – leaping around some really inventive grooves that have a rollicking early 60s soul jazz approach – and titles include "Soul Time", "322-Wow!", "Coroner's Blues", and "That's All". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Rene MarieVertigo ... CD
Maxjazz, 2001. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Features Mulgrew Miller on piano, Jeremy Pelt on trumpet, and Chris Potter on tenor! CD

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✨✧ Sabir Mateen/Christopher Dell/Christian Ramond/Klaus KugelCreation ... CD
577, 2021. New Copy ... $13.99 15.99
Sabir Mateen is working here in a slightly different setting – but he sounds amazing throughout, and continues to spin out these long, spiritual lines on tenor sax that make him a key link between avant jazz generations! The group features three Germans, recording with Mateen in New York – Christopher Dell on vibes, Christian Ramond on bass, and Klaus Kugel on drums – players who make for a very fresh blend with his talents, especially the vibes – which ring out here with these chromatic tones that only seem to deepen the sense of soul in Mateen's tenor, as he guides the quartet through one long improvised performance with a great sense of majesty and spirit! CD

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Modern Jazz QuartetModern Jazz Quartet (Savoy) ... CD
Savoy/Nippon (Japan), 1951/1952. Used ... $4.99
Some of the earliest material ever recorded by the Modern Jazz Quartet – early 50s sides that were originally issued as 78rpm singles, then brought together in this self-titled LP! Some of the material was first released under the name of the Milt Jackson Quartet – but featured the lineup of Jackson on vibes, John Lewis piano, Percy Heath bass, and Kenny Clarke on drums. Yet other tracks on the set have bassist Ray Brown in for Heath and drummer Al Jones in for Clarke – both players who make for a slightly different groove in the company of Jackson and Lewis. Tunes are short, but already show that Lewis love of chromatic tones – and titles include "Yesterdays", "Love Me Pretty Baby", "Milt Meets Sid", "Moving Nicely", "D&E", "True Blues", and "Autumn Breeze". CD
(Out of print.)

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Dianne ReevesLittle Moonlight ... CD
Blue Note, 2003. Used ... $2.99
Dianne Reeves – as lovely as ever, perhaps even more so – as the set's a nicely stripped-down session that really showcases her best side! The tunes are spare and simple small combo numbers – mostly with piano trio backing, but also including a bit of occasional trumpet and guitar. Dianne performs wonderfully on a mix of standards served up with a heck of a lot more soul and expression than we're used to hearing from the tunes – and production on the set is by Arif Mardin, showing the same simple elegance that he brought to classic work by Aretha Franklin and Chaka Khan. Titles include "I'm All Smiles", "Loads Of Love", "Skylark", "We'll Be Together Again", "What A Little Moonlight Can Do", and "Reflections". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Sister Rosetta TharpePrecious Memories ... CD
Savoy, 1960s. Used ... $7.99
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✨✧ VariousSweet Soul Music 1968 – 29 Scorching Classics ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), 1968. Used ... $14.99
A massive batch of music – and almost as worth it for the overall package as it is for the great tunes inside! Like other volumes in this series, this set is beautifully put together – not only stuffed with an amazing array of classic soul from a key year in the 60s – but also done with a full color booklet that's over 60 pages long – filled with track-by-track notes on the tunes, and filled with great photos, images, and historical data! The whole thing's a perfect soul music time capsule – with the depth of production that we've always loved in Bear Family releases for other genres. Titles include "Take Time To Know Her" by Percy Sledge, "Stay In My Corner (single edit)" by The Dells, "Cloud Nine" by The Temptations, "I'm In Love" by Wilson Pickett, "Tighten Up (part 1)" by Archie Bell & The Drells, "Slip Away" by Clarence Carter, "Grazing In The Grass" by Hugh Masekela, "Funky Street" by Arthur Conley, "The Snake" by Al Wilson, "Girl Watcher" by The O'Kaysions, "Say It Loud I'm Black & I'm Proud" by James Brown, and "I've Never Found A Girl" by Eddie Floyd. CD

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✨✧ Melvin SparksSparks/Akilah ... CD
BGP (UK), 1970/1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
2 great ones from funky guitarist Melvin Sparks – back to back on a single CD! The Sparks album is a killer – one of the best from Prestige during the runaway classic years of the early 70s! Melvin Sparks is a genius guitarist, with a talent as rich as that of Grant Green, who's probably his most immediate precursor. He'd played in the groups of Lou Donaldson and Jack McDuff during the late 60s, but by the time of this release, he was breaking out on his own as one of the hottest funk guitarists in jazz. The group's an excellent one – and features Idris Muhammad on funky drums, Virgil Jones on trumpet, and the great Leon Spencer on organ. The tracks are nice and long, especially the original "The Stinker", and the cool cover of "Spill the Wine". Also includes a great funky cover of Sly Stone's "Thank You Falletinme Be Mice Elf". Akilah is an album that was cut for Prestige during the years when they were expanding the lineup on the albums a bit past the usual soul jazz quintet format – but even with a bigger group, the album's still got a great array of players, including Leon Spencer on organ, Idris Muhammad on drums, Virgil Jones on trumpet, Dave Hubbard on tenor, Hubert Laws on flute, and Sonny Fortune on alto. Melvin's single-line guitar work is incredibly great – very much like Grant Green's during the early 70s – and titles include "Love the Life You Live", "Akilah", and "All Wrapped Up". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Frank WessFlute Juice ... LP
Progressive, 1981. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
An all-flute album from Frank Wess – a great small combo date that really gets at the lyrical modes in Frank's style! Wess had been playing flute on record for over 20 years by the time of this early 80s date – but there's a really special feeling to the album that brings out some of Frank's more sensitive, personal qualities – a mode that's quite free from the Basie-tinged work of his youth, and awash with wonderful colors and tones that really show a great deal of development on his instrument. Wess would often balance a bit of tenor on most sessions alongside the flute – but here, it's almost as if his continued focus on flute allows things to be even more expressive than usual. The rest of the group features Tommy Flanagan on piano, Chuck Wayne on guitar, George Mraz on bass, and Ben Riley on drums – and titles include "Nada Mas", "Battle Royal", "Spring Is Here", "Riled Up", and "Lover Come Back To Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has minimal wear and aging.)

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✨✧ VariousBrazilian Love Affair Revisited ... CD
Far Out (UK), 2011. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The evolution of Far Out's excellent Brazilian Love Affair series – featuring standouts from earlier volumes as well as new and exclusive tracks! Brazilian Love Affair Revisited celebrates the series to date as well as it charts the evolving sounds of Brazil and its London interpreters – and shows where the sound is going via newer material and younger talents. A great set with both classic and contemporary legends such as Ed Motta, Marcos Valle, Joyce, Azymuth and others, respectful remixes and interpretations by Osunlade, Mark Pritchard and Kirk Degiorgio, newer tracks from more recent Far Out arrivals such as Raf Vilar and Clara Moreno. 15 tracks in all: "Os Escravos Do Jo (Precussion Edit)" and more by Friends From Rio 2, "Ponteio" by Da Lata, "Nova Bossa Nova" by Marcos Valle, "Paz" by Troubleman feat Nina Miranda, "Todos Os Santos" by Joyce, "Preguiciman" by Mamond, "Bossa Me" by Raf Vilar, "Without Words" by 4 Hero Presents Nature's Plan feat Ed Motta, "Sem Pressa (Remix By Danny Wheeler)" by Alex Malheiros And Banda Utopia feat Sabrina Malheiros and more. CD

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✨✧ Gerald CleaverSigns ... CD
577, 2020. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An all-electronic set from Gerald Cleaver, but one that's got the same sort of rhythmic pulse as his better-known work on the drums – a record that, in fact, almost feels as if Cleaver is triggering various electronic elements with live work on the drums – or, more likely, using live electronics to recreate some of his energy on the acoustic instrument! The tunes have a very dark vibe – sheets of noise and sound pounding out together in waves of sonic intensity. Titles include "Tomasz", "Blown", "Amidst Curses", "Jackie's Smiles", and the three-part "Signs". CD

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✨✧ Ella FitzgeraldFine & Mellow ... CD
Pablo, 1974. Used ... Out Of Stock
Nice small group backing – from a group that features Harry Edison and Clark Terry on trumpet, Zoot Sims and Eddie Lockjaw Davis on tenor, Joe Pass on guitar, and Tommy Flanagan on piano! CD
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✨✧ AerosmithDraw The Line ... LP
Columbia, 1977. Near Mint- ... $16.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover is in nice shape!)

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AnimotionStrange Behavior ... LP
Polygram, 1986. Sealed ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed with hype sticker. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Bande GamboaHorizonte – Revamping Rare Gems From Guinea Bissau & Cabo Verde ... CD
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2020. New Copy ... $18.99
A really fantastic idea for a project – and one that comes off even better than we would have guessed – new versions of classic grooves from the nations of Cabo Verde and Guinea Bissau, performed by a really well-matched group of singers and musicians, in a mode that's quite different than the usual revival record of this nature! The songs are definitely classics, but the presentation is very contemporary – directed by producer Guts, and Francisco Sousa, with a special ear for avoiding the sorts of cliches that both mar a project like this, and some of the stereotypes that get reinforced by reissues on the market. Instead, there's a fresh criss-crossing of cultures, but one that never waters down the roots at all – maybe a bit like some of the best Parisian productions of the 70s and 80s post-colonial years. Titles include "Dunia Be Tene", "Riba Bass Di Mi", "Citi Ku Liti", "No Guinea", "Mulato Ferrera", "Segunda", and "Di Mas". CD

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✨✧ Count BasieBasie (aka E=MC2) ... CD
Roulette, 1957. Used ... $6.99
One of THE seminal Basie albums of all time – and a masterful pairing between the Count and arranger Neal Hefti! Hefti has an amazing ear for the Basie groove, and he works here to re-fit the overall sound of the group with a tighter, more fluid approach – one that ensured that they'd be alive and booming well into the 60s. The Hefti touch is one that's slightly lighter than the Basie of before – one that assumes the bump at the bottom, but never overdoes it – and instead almost uses the sound of no sound at all to carry the rhythm – while the horns at the top of the group are vamping around in these majestic charts that break out into fantastically searing solos. Basie's on piano, natch – and other players include Thad Jones, Joe Newman, Henry Coker, Al Grey, Frank Wess, Frank Foster, and Eddie Lockjaw Davis. Titles are all brilliant Hefti originals – and include "After Supper", "Flight Of The Foo Birds", "Teddy The Toad", "Splanky", "Fantail", and "Lil Darlin". CD
(Out of print.)

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David Batiste & The GladiatorsFunky Soul (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
Family Groove, Late 60s. New Copy ... $6.99 8.99
A stunning bit of funk from the New Orleans scene of the 60s – served up here by one of the brothers in the famous Batiste musical family from the city! The tune begins with an instantly-riffing guitar line – coming down hard with snapping drums, bumping bass, and organ all blended together while the horns soar out over the top – a really sort of special chunky funky vibe that's well worth both parts of the vinyl assigned to the tune! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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BelliniLa Sonnambula – Joan Sutherland/Nicola Minti/Sylvia Stahlman/Fernando Corena/Margreta Elkins/Richard Bonynge/Orchestra & Chorus Of The Maggio Musicale Fiorentino (3LP Box Set) ... LP
London, 1963. Sealed 3LP Box Set ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Shrinkwrap is lightly shopworn.)

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Nels ClineAngelica ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1987. New Copy ... $16.99
A set that's got maybe some of the warmest tones and colors we've ever heard from the guitar of Nels Cline – matched beautifully with work from Tim Berne on alto, and Stacy Rowles on trumpet and flugelhorn – both players who have this way of rising, swelling, and soaring with Nels' lead! There's a gentle glow throughout the record, and more of a sense of force than you'd hear if the record was put together by a label like ECM – modes that are even a bit different for the Enja label, but which also show its great ear for bringing out the best sensitive moments from its musicians. Other players include Eric Von Essen on bass and Alex Cline on drums – and titles include "Angel Of Death", "Jara", "Fives & Sixes", "The Lung", and "Bandoneon". CD
(Part of the Enja 50th Anniversary Campaign!)

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Laurent Cugny Big Band LumiereSantander ... CD
EmArcy (France), 1991. Used ... $2.99
Tracks include "Lady, Like Yours", "Santander", "Sunset Saturne", "Cobalt", "Maurane Dort", and "Orgone". CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Der PlanSave Your Software ... LP
Bureau B (Germany), New Copy ... $22.99 About June 1, 2021 (delayed)
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Flaming LipsZaireeka (4CD set) ... CD
Warner, 1997. Used 4 CDs ... $6.99
Flaming Lips at their most gonzo – the 4 disc set Zaireeka – with each intended to be played simultaneously! CD
(Out of print.)

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Four BuddiesComplete On Savoy ... LP
Savoy, 1950s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, some aging, and light waviness on the bottom right corner.)

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Eddy GilesLosin' Boy/I Got The Blues ... 7-inch
Murco, 1966. Good ... $7.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Light blue label pressing. Plays with crackles and surface noise.)

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✨✧ Tom HarrellForm ... CD
Contemporary, 1990. Used ... $9.99
Tom Harrell on trumpet and flugelhorn, Joe Lovano on tenor saxophone, Danilio Perez on piano, Charlie Haden on bass, and Paul Motion on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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Freddie HubbardSplash ... CD
Fantasy/BGP (UK), 1981. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
Freddie Hubbard makes a sweet splash for the 80s in this great little set – one of his last electric outings before a return to more acoustic modes! The vibe's a bit leaner than some of his late 70s albums, with most of the electricity coming from the bass, and from the keyboards by Chester Thompson or Louis Small – but the record's definitely got that soaring sense of flow that Freddie brought to his best work of this nature – that new sound he unlocked during the 70s, which finally seemed to find the right voice for that mighty horn of his! Jeanne Tracy sings a bit of vocals on the set, bringing in a touch of soul to the album – and titles include the stepping classic "Touchdown" – plus "Splash", "Mystic Lady", "I'm Yours", "Jarri", "You're Gonna Lose Me", and "Sister Stine". CD

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✨✧ Antonio Carlos JobimStone Flower (remastered edition – with bonus track) ... CD
CTI, 1970. Used ... Just Sold Out!
One of Antonio Carlos Jobim's greatest records – and a perfect blend of his subtle bossa genius with the moody electric sound of CTI! Jobim plays electric and acoustic piano, guitar, and sings a bit – and Deodato handled the arrangements with a breezy brilliance that matches all the magic of Jobim's wonderful compositions, but gives them a slightly more fluid feel too – in a way that's somewhat more sophisticated than the sound of Jobim's previous CTI outings – Tide and Wave. Other players on the album include Joe Farrell on soprano sax, Hubert Laws on flute, and Airto on percussion – and there's a great mix of Brazilian and American styles on the set – electric, sinister, breezy, and always wonderful! Includes the titles "Sabia", "God & The Devil In The Land Of The Sun", "Children's Games", "Stone Flower", "Brazil", "Tereza My Love", and "Choro". Also comes with a bonus alternate of "Brazil". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Theo Jorgensmann/Christopher Dell/Christian Ramond/Klaus KugelAt The Field's Edge ... CD
Not Two (Poland), 2021. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
Theo Jorgensmann always has a wonderful sound on clarinet – part of a legacy of modern improvisational modes that goes back to territory first opened up by Jimmy Giuffre – but here, he maybe sounds even better than usual, as the album features some wonderful work on vibes from Christopher Dell – a player who really seems to match Theo's energy in a really great way – almost as if they're in lockstep with a sense of timing and space, even though they're working on two very different instruments! The rest of the group features Christian Ramond on bass and Klaus Kugel on drums – both players who seem to step back and give the vibes and clarinet center space in the spotlight, yet know how to add just the right amount when needed. Titles include "Chances Need To Be Taken", "Blue Not", and "Slow No Wake". CD

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✨✧ Joelle LeandreBeauty/Resistance (3CD set) ... CD
Not Two (Poland), 2021. New Copy 3CD ... $39.99 65.99
Bassist Joelle Leandre is always a warmly collaborative player – an artist whose own sound is tremendous, but also seems to bring out the best in her collaborators – which is definitely the case in this series of live material recorded at the Krakow Jazz Festival in Poland! CD1 features Leandre in a quartet – working alongside Zibniew Kozera on bass, Mateusz Rybicki on clarinet, and Zlatko Kaucic on drums – both of the bassists creating this wonderful bottom sound, resonating together and breaking apart – while the clarinet gets a chance to go on all these free flights of sonic exploration! CD2 features Leandre duetting with drummer Zlatko Kacic – in ways that are completely different from the pair's sound in the quartet – often balanced beautifully between tentative spaciousness that allows all these unusual sounds to slip forth and find a unique sort of resonance. CD3 features work from Rafal Mazur on acoustic bass guitar – an instrument that's a great choice to accompany Leandre, and helps her further express herself in those unusual but warm tones that make her work on the bass so unique compared to other improvisers of her generation. CD

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Branca LescherBranca ... CD
Tratore (Brazil), 2017. Used ... $9.99
... CD

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Living ColourBiscuits ... CD
Epic, 1991. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Promo version.)

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✨✧ Joe LocoLoco Motion ... CD
Fantasy, 1961. Used ... Just Sold Out!
2 of Joe Loco's best albums (Pachanga With Joe Loco and Going Loco) compiled together on one double-length CD by Fantasy! The Pachanga album has (as you might expect) a good set of Pachanga grooves with Joe on piano, Mongo Santamaria on conga, and Willie Bobo on timbales. Going Loco is a bit more jazz mambo oriented, with Pete Terrace on vibes alongside Joe's off-beat piano. Both LPs are darn tough to find on vinyl, and between the two of them, the set includes "Mi China", "Bon Bon", "Loco Chris", "Jamaquino", and "Pete Mambos On The Terrace". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Bishop Manning & The Manning FamilyConverted Mind – The Early Recordings ... CD
Fat Possum/Big Legal Mess, 1970s. New Copy ... $11.99 13.99
Amazing stuff from the Converted Mind of Bishop Manning and his family! Manning was a former down & dirty blues singer who was changed forever byThe Good Word in the early 60s – and the lived in realness of these recordings certainly suggests a blues pedigree. It's completely wonderful, with Manning and Family singers backed perfectly with organ, guitar and drums. 28 tracks in all: "Manning Family Theme Song", "Back In St Matthews Days", "I Am A Pilgrim", "Don't Let Satan Ride", "The Jealous Man And The Jealous Woman", "The Last Step", "Back In Slavery Days", "I Want To Shout At The Meeting", "Going Off Theme", "Sit Down Servent" and many more. CD

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✨✧ Michael MarcusStone Jump ... CD
Not Two (Poland), 2021. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
A set that's maybe a bit more inside than usual for the mostly-improvised Not Two label – but one that's also got a nice sort of an edge, too – a different take on familiar territory, all graced with the great work of Michael Marcus on soprano sax, tenor, octavin, and tarogato! Marcus has a great ear for unusual phrasing – maybe a bit like George Braith, but on a single horn – and he works here alongside some wonderfully warm work from supporting players who include John Austria on Fender Rhodes, Denton Darien on piano, Tyler Mitchell on bass, and Warren Smith on drums and percussion – spinning out on a set of original tunes by Marcus, many of which have a really great modal sort of vibe! Michael is a wonderfully unique player – definitely a distinct soul of his own – and the set's got a wonderful feel throughout, on titles that include "The World Street", "Dawn At Qumran", "Stone Jump", "Flowering Optics", "Involution", and "The T Man". CD

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Rocky MizellRocky Mizell & The Sugar Rock Band ... CD
Drive/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $13.99 About July 21, 2021
Massive Miami grooves from Robert "Rocky" Mizell – not one of the Mizell brothers from the west coast, but a Florida artist with a sound that's equally nice! The album's the only one we've ever seen from Rocky, and it's got a sweet TK Records groove all the way through – rhythms that are definitely on the funkier side of Miami soul, arranged by Rocky himself, and produced to perfection by Willie Clarke! The tunes are all originals – mostly collaborations between Mizell and Clarke – and the album's got a great way of sounding smooth while still keeping things funky – that perfect Miami balance that would soon disappear when things got a bit more commercial. Titles include "Shake Your Body Down", "This Must Be Love", "Never Never Girl", "Hey Sexy Dancer", "Take It Easy Babe", and "Come To Me". CD

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✨✧ O BandoO Bando ... CD
Polydor/Discos Mariposa (Argentina), 1969. New Copy ... $4.99
Heavy fuzz from late 60s Brazil – a Tropicalia-era album, but one with a slightly more mainstream groove – one that mixes elements of regional music with psychedelic elements and bouncy, mod-styled backings! The approach is somewhat like the work going on over at EMI/Odeon during the time – although there's certainly a trippier side to the record as well, thanks to arrangements from Rogerio Duprat, Damiano Cozzela, and Julio Medagalia. There's a fair bit of groovers on the record – although in a somewhat offbeat mode – nestled nicely next to a few headier tunes that help balance out the whole set wonderfully. Titles include "Alegria Alegria", "Quem Sabe", "Que Maravilha", "Fossa Boboca", "Longe Do Tempo", "Pela Rua Da Praia", and "Vou Buscar Voce". CD

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✨✧ O TercoO Terco (1972) (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Continental/Discos Mariposa (Argentina), 1972. New Copy ... $4.99
The second album from O Terco – the guitar-heavy power trio who were one of the hardest things going in Brazil during the early 70s! The album's got a style that's somewhat progressive, but which also still holds onto plenty of late 60s psychedelic elements – qualities both sweet and dark, often compressed into the arrangements with an approach that's a bit like some of the more underground South American rock of the time. Side one of the album features 5 shorter tracks – "Deus", "Voce Al", "Estrada Vazia", "Lagoa Das Lontras", and "Rock Do Elvis" – and the second side features the 19 minute suite"Amanheger Total" – a soaring, building number with lots of changes throughout! CD features 2 bonus tracks – "Tributo Ao Sorriso" and "Adormeceu". CD

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Don PattersonBoppin' & Burnin' ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1968. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
A stone cooker from organist Don Patterson – and one of his best fuller group recordings for Prestige from the 60s! Patterson is best known for his work on the label with his trio that included guitarist Pat Martino and drummer Billy James – and while that unit is intact here, they're also augmented by Howard McGhee on trumpet and Charles McPherson on alto – for a rich, full sound that adds a bit of hardbop into Patterson's normally soul jazz focus. The tracks are all nice and long, and filled with a deeper set of colors and tunes than usual for Don. Titles include "Pisces Soul", "Island Fantasy", and "Donna Lee". CD

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Phil PhillipsWhat Will I Tell My Heart/Your True Love Once More ... 7-inch
Mercury, 1960. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Mercury sleeve.)

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✨✧ Vladimir RascoffCasatschok – The New Dance Sensation ... LP
United Artists, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Riders In The SkyThree On The Trail ... LP
Rounder, 1980. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp and call letters in pen on back.)

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SpecialsSpecials (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
2 Tone/EMI (Japan), 1980. Used ... $19.99
One of the most important albums on the mighty 2 Tone label – and part of a huge ska revival on the British scene that would send ripples through modern music for years to come! And sure, the words "ska" and "revival" in the same sentence can often make most folks wince – but The Specials here work at a time long before the mode was reduced to cliche – and during a punk rock period when their contributions were especially vital – presented beautifully here on an album that's also produced by a young Elvis Costello! There's no overdone jams, no schlocky frat boy modes, just hard-edged London ska with a strong nod back to Kingston roots – on titles that include "A Message To You Rudy","Do The Dog", "It's Up To You", "Doesn't Make It Alright", "Concrete Jungle", "Monkey Man", "(Dawning Of A) New Era", "Too Much Too Young", and "Gangsters". CD
(Out of print.)

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Aki TakaseSomething Sweet Something Tender ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 2007. New Copy ... $16.99
A set that's maybe not as sweet as you'd guess from the title – as pianist Aki Takase plays solo, often with all these sharp, angular edges – as she makes her way through a host of great original material, plus well-selected tunes from Ornette Coleman, Thelonious Monk, Carla Bley, and Eric Dolphy! At times, there's plenty of Monk in the music – but other moments open up with that subtle darkness that makes Takase such a distinct pianist, especially at this point in her career – doing a heck of a lot with a little, but also bursting out with dynamic moments that also remind us of her command of the keyboard. Titles include "Globe Unity", "The Sphinx", "Walking Batterie Woman", "Intermission Music", "57577", "More Than Truly", "So Long Mr T Shimizu", "Hinter Meinem Rucken", and "Locomotive". CD
(Part of the Enja 50th Anniversary Campaign!)

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Irma ThomasI'd Do It All Over You/We Won't Be In Your Way Anymore ... 7-inch
Canyon, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has moderate wear, and peeling.)

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✨✧ Wandering The Sound Quintet (Satoko Fujii/Guillermo Gregorio)What Is ... CD
Not Two (Poland), 2021. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
Wandering The Sound is a great name for this quintet – as their improvisations seem to go on a journey during the course of the record – one that's not lost in the sense that "wandering" sometimes implies, but which is taking things easy, really exploring the time and space of the record, and allowing for all sorts of wonderful side trips along the way! Players include Satoko Fujii on piano, Guillermo Gregorio on clarinet, Natsuki Tamura on trumpet, Rafal Mazur on acoustic bass guitar, and Ramon Lopez on drums – and the set features three improvisations of varying lengths, but similar spirits – all recorded at Alchemia in Krakow. Titles include "Sound", "Wind", and "Mind". CD

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Norman Weeks & RevelationsMiracles ... LP
Evergreen/High Jazz (Switzerland), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
A fantastic mix of 70s soul and gospel – served up here by keyboardist Norman Weeks, who heads up a really strong group of singers on the set as well! Weeks plays Fender Rhodes, piano organ, and a range of other keyboards – and different singers take the lead on each track, including some really great female vocalists with a range that's amazing – trained in gospel, but also given a strong secular soul spin here by the way that Weeks sets up the arrangements. There's a few strong groovers on the set – and even the midtempo tracks pack a hell of a punch, with a sense of joy that resonates strongly throughout the entire set. Titles include "Living For Him", "It Took A Miracle", "I Got A Song In My Heart", "I Will Stand On It", "Being With You", and "I Wanna Sing For You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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✨✧ Bob WillsEssential Bob Wills – 1935 to 1947 ... CD
Columbia, 1930s/1940s. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Bob Wills & His Texas PlayboysBob Wills & His Texas Playboys For The Last Time ... CD
Liberty, 1973. Used ... $5.99
A very cool late recording from Bob Wills – with some excellent guest vocals from Merle Haggard! CD

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Wilson McKinleySpirit Of Elijah ... LP
Lion, 1971. Near Mint- ... $19.99
An obscure bit of Christian rock from the Seattle scene at the start of the 70s – but a record that's got a lot more to offer than just that unusual pedigree! Don't think "Jesus rock", think instead of some of the more laidback, open-minded singer/songwriter material of the Bay Area scene – especially Marin County, with its elements of rootsy instrumentation and warmly collaborative spirit in the musicianship – a perfect fit for the gently spiritual messages of Wilson McKinley, which are mostly aimed at living a good life with a clear conscience. Production is lean, but in a great way – and the strength of the music's spirit comes through wonderfully on cuts that include "Crown Of Glory", "All My Life", "Tree Of Life", "One In The Spirit", and "It's Up To You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Subway Records reissue.)

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Frank ZappaZappa In New York ... LP
DiscReet, 1977. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
Frank Zappa live in the 70s – working with a surprisingly hip large ensemble, with all the sharp changes and unusual moments of his classic studio albums! Like some of Zappa's other concert performances, there's an approach that steps a few years back – clearly to please the group coming to hear their favorites, but in a way that also offers up a nice sharpening-up of the music too – especially given that the whole thing's happening live on stage! There's some great jazz help here – horns from The Brecker Brothers, Lou Marini, Ronnie Cuber, and Tom Malone – plus wonderful vibes from Dave Samuels and keyboards from Eddie Jobson – and even a bit of narration from Don Pardo. Titles include "I'm The Slime", "Titties & Beer", "Cruisin For Burgers", "The Illinois Enema Bandit", "Punky's Whips", "Big Leg Emma", and "Sofa". LP, Vinyl record album
(Censored version – without "Punky's Whips".)

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VariousGood God – A Gospel Funk Hymnal ... CD
Numero, 1970s. New Copy ... $7.99 18.98
A killer killer compilation – the sort we've been dying to own for years! It's a well known fact that there's plenty of funky nuggets hidden amidst 70s gospel recordings – massive grooves and break-heavy tracks that rank right up there with the best indie funk from the same time. Yet tracking down these tunes has always been plenty tough – given that most gospel records sold in different circles, had different distribution, and often are less easy to decipher for the crate digger than more conventional funk and soul. Enter the folks at Numero – who have really gone all out this time around, and dug through piles and piles of rare gospel records to come up with a whopping batch of great tracks! This set is definitely ground zero for getting into funky gospel – and it's filled with far more obscure work than the Soul Gospel set on Soul Jazz – all indie numbers from small labels that only got minor distribution at the time. As usual with Numero, the notes and package match the soulful depth and righteousness of the music – and the set is one of the most perfectly wrapped-up genre compilations we've ever seen! 18 tracks in all – with titles that include "I Thank The Lord" by Mighty Voices Of Wonder, "This Old World Is Going Down" by The Modulations, "Look Where He Brought Us" by The Apostles Of Music, "Thoughs (sic) Were The Days" by LaVice & Company, "Bad Situation" by 5 Spiritual Tones, "God Been Good To Me" by Mighty Walker Brothers, "O Yes My Lord" by Voices Of Conquest, "We Don't Love Enough" by Triumphs, "Heaven On Their Minds" by Sam Taylor, "God Will Dry My Weeping Eyes" by Horace Family, and "I Call Him" by Masonic Wonders. CD

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VariousGuys With Soul – 15 Classics From The Vaults Of Stax Records ... LP
Stax, Late 60s/Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
A great batch of male soul tracks from Stax Records – some hits, but also as few more obscure numbers – like "Nearer" by Lou Johnson, "What I Don't Know Won't Hurt Me" by Paul Thompson, "I Like Everything About You" by Jimmy Hughes, and "Stop Half Loving These Women" by Jimmy Lewis! Also features "Who's Making Love" by Johnnie Taylor, "I Forgot To Be Your Lover" by William Bell, "In The Rain" by The Dramatics, "Starting All Over Again" by Mel & Tim, and "Nothing Takes The Place Of You" by Isaac Hayes. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousPeace Chant Vol 3 – Raw, Deep, & Spiritual Jazz (with download) ... LP
Tramp (Germany), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $19.99 22.99
A fantastic collection, and one that goes deep deep into the farther reaches of the spiritual scene in the 70s – tracks that are way more obscure than music on labels like Strata East or Impulse, and which really show an evolution of music ideas at the time! The core style is jazz, but there are also other elements at play too – and the tracks are a mix of instrumentals and vocals, the latter of which have an especially wonderful quality! Some of the tunes are nicely gentle, almost quiet in spirit – while others have a bolder, more political approach – and the mix of tunes throughout is very fresh, and maybe even better than the first collection in this series. Titles on vinyl vol 3 include "Mother's Day" by Lenny Marcus Trio, "Africa The Beautiful" by Roland Hayes, "Muhammad Ali" by Jule Farmer, "Fulive" by Supa Lowery Brothers, "Themes & Variations" by Black Is, "Natural Life" by Natural Life, "Heal It" by Rama Dyushambee, and "Catechism For D" by The Hippest Set. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes full album download code.)
Also available Peace Chant 2 (Vols 3 & 4) – Raw, Deep, & Spiritual Jazz ... CD 14.99

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VariousPeace Chant Vol 4 – Raw, Deep, & Spiritual Jazz (with download) ... LP
Tramp (Germany), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $19.99 22.99
A fantastic collection, and one that goes deep deep into the farther reaches of the spiritual scene in the 70s – tracks that are way more obscure than music on labels like Strata East or Impulse, and which really show an evolution of music ideas at the time! The core style is jazz, but there are also other elements at play too – and the tracks are a mix of instrumentals and vocals, the latter of which have an especially wonderful quality! Some of the tunes are nicely gentle, almost quiet in spirit – while others have a bolder, more political approach – and the mix of tunes throughout is very fresh, and maybe even better than the first collection in this series. Titles on vinyl volume 4 include "Untitled No 1" by Bohannon Trio, "Bo Ghana" by Lonnell Dantzler, "Ghana Cha" by Donn Preston Group, "Quernemoen" by Wayne Powell Octet, "Egg Nog" by Tommy Jones, "Attitude" by Organic Pulse Ensemble, "Brass Winds" by The Niambi Big Band, "Freedom" by Brother Yu Sextet, and "Ser Vi Tude" by James Scales & All Stars. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes full album download code.)

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✨✧ Paul DesmondDesmond Blue ... LP
RCA, 1962. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A cool jazz classic from altoist Paul Desmond and guitarist Jim Hall! The album was recorded under Desmond's name, but Hall's the guitarist throughout, and his playing lends an indescribably wonderful edge to the set, making the album a real team effort! Unlike other RCA sides by Hall and Desmond, this one features the pair with larger string backings by Bob Prince, which create a dreamy pillow for alto and guitar to solo across. Titles include the Desmond originals "Late Lament" and "Desmond Blue" – plus "Ill Wind", "My Funny Valentine", and "Like Someone In Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Vintage UK pressing, in a flipback cover! Back cover has some very light aging, but glossy front looks great.)

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✨✧ Grand FunkShinin' On ... LP
Capitol, 1974. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover is in great shape, with fully intact glasses! Includes the printed inner sleeve and heavy insert, all in great shape!)

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✨✧ Gerry Hemingway/Ernst ReijsegerOctober Meeting 1987 Vol 2 ... CD
Bimhuis (Netherlands), 1987. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes two large ensemble pieces – "Second Line Ratoon" by Gerry Hemingway and "Cruise Button" by Ernst Reijseger. Other musicians include Anthony Braxton, George Lewis, Wadada Leo Smith, and John Carter. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Lee MorganTwo Sides Of Lee Morgan (aka Expoobident/The Young Lions) ... LP
Trip, Early 60s. Near Mint- 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
70s two-fer that brings together early 60s Vee Jay albums – recorded around the time of his best early work for Blue Note, and with a good hard group that includes Clifford Jordan on tenor, Eddie Higgins on piano, and Art Blakey on drums. A tight set of tracks that includes originals by Jordan, Higgins, Morgan, and Wayne Shorter – with titles like "Fire", "Lost & Found", "The Hearing", "Triple Track", and "Expoobidient" – all burners that really sum up the majestic power of the young Lee Morgan at his best! "Young Lions" is a stunning session from 1960 not only coined the term "young lions" in jazz, but offers up a pack of them that any modern players would be hard-pressed to beat. Trumpeter Lee Morgan, tenorist Wayne Shorter, and pianist Bobby Timmons take a break from the Jazz Messengers to join altoist Frank Strozier in the frontline on this fantastic set of tracks that ring with a lyrical beauty hardly surpassed by any other hardbop album. Shorter wrote nearly all of the tracks, and the set list includes some of his best-ever work, like "Seeds Of Sin", "Scourin'", and "Peaches & Cream" – all beautiful tracks that are completely sublime. The group's completed by Bob Cranshaw on bass and Albert Heath on drums – and other titles include "Fat Lady", and "That's Right". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring and edge wear.)

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✨✧ Tex RitterCountry Music Hall Of Fame ... CD
MCA, 1940s/1950s/1960s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ James TaylorLive ... CD
Columbia, 1993. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD

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