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Deltron 3030Deltron 3030 ... LP
75 Ark/Deltron Partners, 2000. New Copy 2 LPs (reissue)... $28.99 31.99
Del Tha Funkee Homosapien, Kid Koala, and Dan The Automator pool their skills for this dawn of the 2000s sci-fi hip hop classic – the masterful Deltron 3030! The guest list is almost too long to get into, but Money Mark, Prince Paul, PB Wolf and Mr. Lif are all here, along with many others. One of the benchmark albums in the leftfield underground hip hop canon – and a hugely influential set that burst the doors wide open for the more creative spirits in the hip hop and even experimental pop. Tracks include "State Of The Nation", "3030", "The Fantabulous Rap Extravaganza", "Things You Can Do", "Positive Contact", "St Catherine St.", "Virus", "Mastermind", "National Movie Review", "Time Keeps On Slipping", "Turbulence (remix)", "Battlesong", "Memory Loss" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Deltron 3030Deltron 3030 – Instrumentals ... LP
75 Ark/Deltron Partners, 2001. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $21.99 25.98
The instrumentals version of the Deltron 3030 album – which means that Del himself had a lot less to do with the proceedings, as most of the sounds here are courtesy of producer Dan The Automator, and topped with plenty of turntable work from Kid Koala! The approach lets the instrumental core of the record really shine in the spotlight – on titles that include "3030", "Things You Can Do", "Positive Contact", "Virus", "Mastermind", "Time Keeps On Slipping", "Turbulence (remix)", "Battlesong", "Memory Loss", and "Madness". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Anti Pop ConsortiumTragic Epilogue ... LP
75 Ark, 2000. Near Mint- 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Beans, Priest and M. Saayid come with the heady, leftfield experimental rip. Some people don't call this rap, some people call it the future. . .Tracks include "Heatrays" with Aceyalone, "What Am I" with Pharoahe Monch, "Nude Paper", "Your World Is Flat", "Rinseflow", "Here They Come Now", "Eyewall", "Sllab", "Monster Sex", "Smores", "Driving In Circles", "Disorientation", "3 Digit Wiz", and six more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Nathaniel Merriweather Presents – LovageMusic To Make Love To Your Old Lady By – Instrumentals (red vinyl pressing) ... LP
75 Ark/Bulk, 2001. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Hip hop for the Serge Gainsbourg fan? This is the instrumental companion to the Handsome Boy Modeling School spin off has Nathaniel Merriweather, aka Dan The Automator, working in his smoothest, sexiest, loungiest mode ever! Tracks include "Ladies Love Chest Rockwell", "Pit Stop (Take Me Home)", "Anger Management", "Everyone Has A Summer", "To Catch A Thief", "Lies And Alibis", "Book Of The Month", "Strangers On A Train", "Sex (I'm A)", and the best song named after a bad Burt Reynolds movie ever, "Stroker Ace". LP, Vinyl record album
(RSD Essentials pressing – on opaque red vinyl! Quantities pressed on demand and extremely limited.)
 
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Lee Scratch PerryKing Scratch – Musical Masterpieces From The Upsetter Ark-Ive (4LP/4CD deluxe edition – with book & poster) ... LP
Trojan, Late 60s/1970s/1980s/1990s/Early 2000s. New Copy 4LP/4CD/Book ... $123.99 131.99
A mighty tribute to the genius of one of the greatest producers of all time – a figure who helped not only shape the sound of Jamaican music from the late 60s onwards, but also influence a fair bit of the rest of the world as well! The set's a well-chosen collection of material from a range of different segments of Perry's career – impossible to sum up perfectly in a short space, but very well-conveyed here! This 4LP/4CD set is insane – with a huge amount of material, different on the vinyl contents and the CDs – so that the LPs focus on longer tracks and single mixes, while the 4CDs serve up a huge career-spanning batch of material – 75 tracks from 1968 through 2002 – work by The Heptones, Val Bennett, The Upsetters, Dve Barker, The Stingers, Milton Henry, Jah T, Max Romeo, Junior Byles, Carlton & The Shoes, Leo Graham, and many others – including a fair bit by Lee Perry himself! Box comes with a huge beautiful book too – a fantastic package! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available King Scratch – Musical Masterpieces From The Upsetter Ark-Ive ... LP 33.99

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✨✧ Dr OctagonBlue Flowers (original, inst, Automator's remake & inst, Prince Paul's mix & inst)/Mr Gerbik Halfsharkalligatorhalfman ... 12-inch
Bulk, 1996. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Early 00s 75 Ark pressing in a stickered sleeve.)
 
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Clark TerryClark Terry's Big Bad Band Live At The Wichita Jazz Festival 1974 ... LP
Vanguard, 1975. Near Mint- ... $1.99 9.99
A crowd-pleasing cooker from Clark Terry – a set recorded live before a very appreciative audience, and in a hipper 70s mode than you'd expect! The album's one of those great jazz efforts that was put together by Ed Bland – who seems to bring a nice sense of bounce, soul, and groove to the set – working with arrangements by Jimmy Heath, Phil Woods, Ernie Wilkins, and others who manage to keep Clark out of hoke territory, and into a very tightly swinging 70s big band groove. Other players include Jimmh Heath, Phil Woods, Richard Williams, Charles Davis, and Duke Jordan – and the tunes are lively and soulful throughout! Titles include "Randi", "Cold Tater Stomp", "Sheba", "Mumbles", "Una Mas", and "Nefertiti". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing. Cover has light wear and lightly bent corners.)

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Babe RuthDarker Than Blue – The Harvest Years 1972 to 1975 (First Base/Amar Caballero/Babe Ruth/bonus tracks) (3CD set) ... CD
Harvest/Esoteric (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 3CD ... $26.99 39.99
A trio of great albums from Babe Ruth – plus bonus tracks too! First up is First Base – the debut of a group so great and so groovy, they ended up having a huge influence on the early sound of hip hop – thanks to a wonderfully funky sound at the core of their progressive rock groove! Babe Ruth have this rhythmic impulse that's really amazing – a way of working bass, drums, and percussion together with qualities that go way past just prog rock noodling – and have this focus that really fits the lead vocals and guitar of Alan Shacklock, who also handled all the arrangements for this mighty debut too! Titles include their classic cut "The Mexican" – a famous sample cut from way back, with nice use of acoustic guitar and a Morricone riff too – plus versions of Zappa's "King Kong" and Jesse Winchester's "Black Dog" – and the originals "Wells Fargo", "The Runaways", and "Joker". Next is Amar Caballero, an album with a horse on the cover, and a sound that's maybe even more soulful than the first mighty outing by Babe Ruth – quite a lot, given the strength of that debut! Female singer Jenny Haan seems to have an even greater presence here – working some nice currents of color through the group's great ability to riff, groove, and sometimes step into more acoustic modes – all while holding onto one of the hippest currents going in the Harvest Records scene – and one of the most unique as well! There's plenty of surprises throughout – and in addition to great cuts like "Broken Cloud", "Gimme Some Leg", "We Are Holding On", "Amar Caballo", and "Doctor Love" – the group also turn in a nicely offbeat remake of "Cool Jerk" too! Last up is the self-titled Babe Ruth, a set that really stands as a testament to their many musical influences! There's few groups who could ever hope to wrap together influences from Stax Records, Ennio Morricone, and Curtis Mayfield – and whole the whole thing could ever turn out well – but the mighty Babe Ruth do exactly that, and still find time for some of their own unique grooves as well! The group are every bit as groovy here as on their previous records – mixing fuzzy guitars, well-crafted rhythms, and a nicely compressed version of prog into an amazingly fresh sound that still delights all these many years later – thanks to well-crafted vocals from Jenny Haan, and sharp arrangements from Alan Shacklock, whose guitars and sense of wit really keeps the whole thing moving nicely. Shacklock penned most of the original tunes here – like "Dancer", "Somebody's Nobody", "Jack O'Lantern", and "The Dutchess Of Orleans" – and the group also turn in nice remakes of "Fistful Of Dollars", "We The People Who Are Darker Than Blue", and "Private Number". 3CD set features bonus tracks – "Wells Fargo (single)", "Theme From A Few Dollars More", "Ain't That Livin", "If Heaven's On Beauty's Side", and "Private Number (single)" – plus a big booklet of notes. CD

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Joni MitchellJoni Mitchell – The Asylum Albums 1972 to 1975 (For The Roses/Court & Spark/Hissing Of Summer Lawns/Miles Of Aisles) (4CD set) ... CD
Rhino, Mid 70s. New Copy 4CDs ... $47.99 49.98
A key second chapter in the long and wonderful career of Joni Mitchell – a set that brings together the four albums she recorded for the Asylum label in the mid 70s – a post-Blue period that really had Joni opening up and exploring a lot in her music – including a jazzier side of the spectrum that never showed up as strongly before! First up is For The Roses – a sometimes-overlooked album in the career of Joni Mitchell – but a set that's every bit as great as the two huge hits that bracket it! Joni's really finding a great way forward, sounding more mature, and bringing some jazzier currents into her music – thanks in part to help from reedman Tom Scott and bassist Wilton Felder of The Crusaders – and a style of songwriting that's sometimes more fluid than before, and often a lot more biting too! Titles include "Woman Of Heart & Mind", "You Turn Me On I'm A Radio", "For The Roses", "Barbangrill", "Cold Blue Steel & Sweet Fire", "Let The Wind Carry Me", "Lesson In Survival", and "Judgement Of The Moon & Stars". Court & Spark is a key record in the second chapter of Joni Mitchell on record – a set that has both her vocals and her overall music style flowing with all these amazing touches you might not have heard a few years before – jazzier currents in her music that really set the album apart from earlier work in Joni's career! Mitchell responds to the music with soaring vocals that are completely wonderful, and nicely changed up in character from tune to tune – given backing by a host of great jazz and studio players who include Tom Scott on reeds and Joe Sample on keyboards! Titles include her classic version of "Twisted" – a redone version of the old Annie Ross track – plus the classic hit "Help Me", and "Just Like This Train", "Car On A Hill", "Court & Spark", "Down To You", "Free Man In Paris", and "People's Parties". Miles Of Aisles is the first-ever live album from Joni Mitchell – and a record that sounds a fair bit different than a concert set might have during the Reprise years – as Joni's got plenty of help from Tom Scott & The LA Express, who bring a tight yet intimate vibe to the proceedings! Joni's definitely a superstar at this point – as you might guess from the size of the amphitheater on the cover – but she's also got an even stronger ability to come across with a personal, pointed style – one that's very different than the overblown hype of so many other 70s live albums. The set includes a few tracks not yet on albums, and a nice mix of material – including the live version of "Big Yellow Taxi" that ended up as a hit single – and the cuts"You Turn Me On I'm A Radio", "Blue", "Woman Of Heart & Mind", "Both Sides Now", "Real Good For Free", "Jericho", "Circle Game", "Cactus Tree", "The Last Time I Saw Richard", "People's Parties", and "Woodstock". Hissing Of Summer Lawns is a further step forward in the career of Joni Mitchell – a record that not only continues the jazzier currents she explored in the 70s, but also brings in a whole bunch of different modes as well – so much so, it's almost as if Joni's daring anyone to still call her a folk singer with the album! The themes are wonderfully sophisticated, as is the songwriting – the king of material that would keep Mitchell strong for decades, while so many of her contemporaries faltered – as you'll hear on the tracks "In France They Kiss On Main Street", "Sweet Bird", "Shadows & Light", "The Boho Dance", "Don't Interrupt The Sorrow", "The Jungle Line", and "Edith & The Kingpin". CD
(Remastered by Bernie Grundman, in a package with a painting by Joni Mitchell!)

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Melvin SparksTexas Twister/Melvin Sparks '75 ... CD
Eastbound/BGP (UK), 1973/1975. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
Wicked work from the legendary Melvin Sparks – 2 of his rare post-Prestige sides for the short-lived Eastbound jazz label! Texas Twister is one of Melvin's funkiest albums ever – done in a style that's even harder and rawer than his work for Prestige! The sound is lean and often a bit rough around the edges – with possibly more funk than even jazz in the mix – and players on the set include Caesar Frazier on organ, Bad Bascomb on bass, Ron Bridgewater on tenor, and Idris Muhammad on drums! Prestige funk maestro Bob Porter produced the whole thing, and gets a beautifully soulful sound out of all players – rounding out Melvin's totally cooking work on guitar with some equally great contributions from the rest. Titles include "Whip Whop", "Judy's Groove", "Star In The Crescent", "Texas Twister", "Gathering Together", and "I Want to Talk About You". Melvin Sparks 75 is a record that moves the guitarist a bit more into soul territory than the funky jazz of his early 70s years – but it's still a heck of a great little record overall! The tracks are shorter than before and the backings are bigger – but Melvin's work on the strings still gets plenty of space in the arrangements, and there's more than a few funky instrumentals here that more than make the album great. Plus, Little Jimmy Scott sings vocals on a few cuts – "I Got To Have You" and "If You Want My Love" – both done in a style that's fuller and more soulful than any of the work cut under his own name! Other tracks are mostly instrumental, and include the funky numbers "Bump & Stomp", "Get Down With The Get Down", and "Get Ya Some" – plus "Looking For Love", "In The Morning", and "Mocking Bird". CD

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Biz MarkieSpring Again (club, rmx, dub) ... 12-inch
Cold Chillin, 1990. Very Good+ ... $9.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a plain sleeve.)

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Alan BraufmanAlan Braufman Live In New York City – February 8, 1975 (3LP set) ... LP
Valley Of Search, 1975. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... $39.99 43.99
A never-issued live performance from reedman Alan Braufman – and a set that was recorded on radio, right before his classic album on the India Navigation label! The vibe here is maybe even more spiritual and freewheeling than that set – a recording that shows just what a key plays Braufman had in the loft jazz years of the scene in NYC – as he works on alto and flute alongside Cooper-Moore on piano and percussion, William Parker on bass, John Clark on French horn, Jim Schapperoew on drums, and Ralph Williams on percussion! Cooper-Moore is as equally a strong force on the set as Braufman – not just for his majestic work on piano, but also a few vocalizations that really give a human shape to the group's sound – spun out on long beautiful cuts that include "Little Nabil's March", "Ark Of Salvation", "Bright Evenings", "The Muse", "A Tear & A Smile", "Emancipation", "Tree Of Life", "O Nosso Amor", "Thankfulness", and "Chant". LP, Vinyl record album

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Kenny ClarkeKenny Clarke In Paris Volume One ... LP
Swing, 1957/1960. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
... LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing. Vinyl has a slight warp, but plays great. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Kenny Clarke, Bud Powell, Jimmy Woode, & OthersAmericans In Europe Vol 1 ... LP
Impulse, 1963. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $19.99
If you read these pages often enough, you'll know that we're big fans of recordings made by American expatriot players while living in Europe during the 60's. The European rhythm sections often bring out new elements of their playing, and the interaction with European soloists hits modes that we sometimes don't hear on American recordings by the same artists. This series of live recordings from Germany in 1963 brings together an array of players that includes Kenny Clarke, Bud Powell, Jimmy Woode, Lou Bennett, Jimmy Gourley, Joe Harris, and Herb Geller. The record's got a nice organ version of Horace Silver's "No Smokin", plus 2 Bill Smith originals ("Freeway" and "Pyramid"), and a haunting version of "Round Midnight" with Bud Powell and trio. LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo orange & black label pressing with Bell Sound stamp. Cover has small center split on bottom & top, but is nice overall.)

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Robert CrayDon't Be Afraid Of The Dark ... LP
Hightone/Mercury, 1988. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and a light mark from sticker removal.)

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✨✧ Depeche ModeDream On (pink noise club mix, dave clarke club mix, bushwacka tough guy voc mix, dave clarke acoustic mix, pink noise dub, bushwacka tough guy dub, bushwacka blunt mix, kid 606 mix) ... 12-inch
Reprise, 2001. Near Mint- 2x12" ... Just Sold Out!
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo.)

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DMXIt's Dark & Hell Is Hot ... CD
Def Jam, 1998. Used ... $7.99
The late 90s debut of DMX – a huge hit for Def Jam, the Ruff Ryders camp and especially DMX himself – whose next few albums would top the charts! Rough, raw and hardcore lyrical imagery, and top notch Ruff Ryder production from Swizz Beats and PK, plus Dame Grease on a number of cuts. Still impressive work from one of the most uncomprimising stars to breakout so big in the late 90s/early 00s. Includes "Ruff Ryder's Anthem", "Look Thru My Eyes", "Let Me Fly", "How's It Goin' Down", "Crime Story", "I Can Feel It", "Stop Being Greedy", "Ni**az Done Started Something", "For My Dogs" and more. 19 tracks including skits. CD
(CRC pressing.)

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Hamid Drake/Elaine Mitchener/William Parker/Orphy Robinson/Pat ThomasSome Good News ... CD
OTOroku (UK), 2021. New Copy 2CDs ... $18.99
A pretty amazing setting for this quintet of top-shelf improvisers – artists who find a way to spin things out in a long creative performance that spans almost two hours in length – always finding a way to make our ears smile with a sense of surprise at all the different moments of inspiration! Perhaps the most unique artist here is singer Elaine Mitchener – who has a way of improvising all these non-verbal sounds that come into play strongly with the mad percussive skills of Hamid Drake, and the always-beautiful bass of William Parker. Pat Thomas handles his piano with a balance of sensitivity and strength, and the marimba of Orphy Robinson comes in at moments that seem to explode with fresh color and sound. Both Robinson and Thomas bring in a bit of electronics, and Parker plays a bit of guimbri too – and the set features two very long sections, titled "Put The Breaks On" and "Some Good News". CD

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Marty Ehrlich & Myra MelfordSpark! ... CD
Palmetto, 2007. Used ... $6.99
Features Marty Ehrlich on alto sax and clarinet, and Myra Melford on piano. CD

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✨✧ Greg Foat GroupDark Is The Sun (10th anniversary pressing – with bonus download) ... LP
Jazzman (UK), 2011. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $24.99 34.99
The debut album from Greg Foat – the first of many great records the keyboardist would soon give us, and a set that came as quite a surprise on the mostly-reissue Jazzman label! Yet the set also makes a lot of sense – as Foat is clearly inspired by some of the British greats of the past, both from the world of jazz and soundtrack scenes – and he works here in a style that mixes his own great keyboards with some fuller arrangements, nice percussion, and even some very cool wordless female vocals! Foat himself plays Hammond, keyboards, piano, and harpsichord – and titles include "Time Piece 1", "Dark Is The Sun", "Hello Old Friend", "Yeah You Are", "Uncle Bessie", "Bright Is The Sun", and "Time Piece 2". LP, Vinyl record album
(10th Anniversary Edition – on 180 gram vinyl, includes download – limited edition of 1000!)

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Caesar FrazierHail Caesar!/'75 ... CD
Eastbound/Ace (UK), 1972/1975. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
2 killers from organist Caesar Frazier – back to back on one CD! Hail Ceasar is a monster bit of funky jazz – filled with long tracks that all jam mightily, all at a level that matches or tops the best work coming out of Prestige or Blue Note Records at the time! The set is one of the rare few on the Eastbound jazz subsidiary of Detroit soul powerhouse Westbound Records – and it's the first to feature organist Ceasar Frazier as a leader – really grooving hard here with a Prestige-styled combo that includes Idris Muhammad on funky drums, Melvin Sparks on heavy guitar, and Houston Person on soulful sax – all produced with a gritty gritty edge by the legendary Bob Porter! The whole album's great – filled with incredible cuts that include a version of "Hicky-Burr", the first Bill Cosby theme – plus the tracks "Make It With You", "Running Away", "Hail Ceasar!", and "See-F". Ceasar Frazier 75 is a tightly grooving set that expands his sound a bit from the first! All the best elements are still in place here – including funky organ from Ceasar, production from jazz funk maestro Bob Porter, and a hip range of players that includes Horace Ott, Wilbur Bascomb, and Bernard Purdie. But the overall sound is somewhat shifted too – brought more into the tightly jamming jazz funk mode of the mid 70s – a bit richer and fuller overall, yet never in a way that's slick or sloppy – just more like some of the best later sides on Prestige or Fantasy from the same stretch. The record features a crazy version of the "Mighty Mouse Theme", a mellow take on the Isley's "Summer Breeze", Stevie Wonder's great "Living For The City", and the original "Funk It Down". CD

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Billy HarperBilly Harper Quintet – Antibes 75 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Sam Records (France), 1975. New Copy ... About October 1, 2022 (delayed)
Never-issued live material from one of our favorite jazz musicians of all time – the mighty Billy Harper, a tenor saxophonist who took the initial legacy of John Coltrane, then really ran with it in the 70s! The album is stunning right from the very first note – a perfect encapsulation of the way that Harper worked at his best – balancing order and chaos, dark and light, all with a searing, searching style that was brimming over with a sense of righteous mission! The group features the tremendous Virgil Jones on trumpet – making a really spectacular appearance, and showing the hippest side of his talents – next to Joe Bonner on piano, David Friesen on bass, and Malcolm Pinson on drums – an unusual group for Harper, and one that really makes the album stand out from his other gems of the 70s. The set was recorded live at the jazz festival in Antibes in 1975 – and each side of the record features an extended performance of a key Harper tune – the soaring "Cry Of Hunger", and the pulsating rhythmic tune "Croquet Ballet", which was first debuted on Lee Morgan's last session. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 2000 copies! Beautiful pressing – 180 gram vinyl, pressed at Pallas, in a flipback cover, with insert!)

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Thad Jones & Mel LewisCentral Park North ... LP
Solid State, 1969. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $7.99
Excellent work from the team of Thad Jones and Mel Lewis – arguably one of their best albums from the late 60s, and a set that's got some really great funky big band numbers! There's a nice bouncing groove to the group that they normally don't have – possibly because Richard Davis is playing some Fender bass on the set, which brings in a nice focus on the bottom end – and the best numbers have a sock-soul feel that's in the best late 60s large group soul jazz mode! Titles include "Tow Away Zone", "Jive Samba", "The Groove Merchant", and "Central Park North". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, aging, and a trace of a price sticker.)

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Arto Lindsay/Joe McPhee/Ken Vandermark/Phil SudderbergLargest Afternoon ... CD
Corbett vs. Dempsey, 2019. New Copy ... $12.99 15.99
A set that's brimming over with improvising jazz talent – but one that's an especially great reminder of the guitar genius of the great Arto Lindsay! Lindsay is amazing here – playing with energy to match the brilliance of Ken Vandermark and Joe McPhee – which is really saying a lot, and which has us almost feeling like a younger version of Arto's self stepped forward straight from the New York no wave scene, in order to create a pan-historical bridge with the improvising strengths of the Corbett Vs Dempsey universe! Drummer Phil Sudderberg is wonderful too – a master of sounds and moments – and the short tracks allow for plenty of sharp changes, and shifts in energy between each selection. McPhee blows alto, tenor, and pocket trumpet – and Vandermark is on tenor, baritone, and clarinet – on titles that include "The Push & Pull Beneath The Surface", "She Must Have Known", "Whether You Were There Or Not", "When I Lose Any Sense Of Perspective", and "The World's Longest Afternoon". CD

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Pigmeat MarkhamTrial ... LP
Chess, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $11.99 14.99
Pigmeat Markham's first album – recorded live at the Regal in Chicago, and featuring his then-famous "trial" routine – plus a number of other similar gigs that come off equally well. There's a very nice balance here between the live, "party" type style of comedy – and some of the more crossover-directed styles that helped comics like Pigmeat reach broader audiences during the 60s. Also features performances in routines by Chuck Thompson and Edna Mae Harris. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear and aging, mostly in back.)

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Mark MurphyMark Murphy Sings ... LP
Muse, 1975. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Arguably the best Mark Murphy album ever – a stunningly soulful, and slightly spiritual 70s session that features some of his hippest tunes ever – and backings from a Dave Matthews-arranged group that also includes The Brecker Brothers and Don Grolnick on keyboards! Titles include great vocal versions of "Naima", "Empty Faces", "Red Clay", "Maiden Voyage", and "Canteloupe Island". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has edge wear, small seam splits, and a cut corner.)

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✨✧ NeuNeu 50 (Neu 1/Neu 2/Neu 75/Tributes 1 & 2) (5CD set) ... CD
Gronland (Germany), Mid 70s/2022. New Copy 5CD ... $51.99 54.99
A massive tribute to the music of Neu – set with three classic albums, and an exclusive double-length batch of mixes and covers too! First up is the self-titled Neu – maybe not the earliest record in the Krautrock generation, but a set that certainly set a new sort of standard after it was released! The group mix together slow-building rhythms and plenty of fuzz – all recorded by the great Conny Plank, who has a way of blending the songs and all their many elements – instrumentation put together by ex-Kraftwerk members Klaus Dinger and Michael Rother – who mostly use guitars, bass, and drums – but end up turning them into something completely different with the help of Plank! Some of the tracks are quite long, and really take a great path to find their way forward – very different than Can or Cluster, at least from an outside perspective – but equally classic. Titles include "Hallogallo", "Sonderangerbot", "Im Gluck", "Negativland", "Weissensee", and "Lieber Honig". Neu 2 follows, and continues their trademark pulsating rhythms and raw Teutonic energy – essential listening not only for its titanic importance to the minimalist rock to come – but for it's impeccable hard driving hypnotic genius that has yet to be topped by any of the followers. The album starts off with the longer piece "Fur Immer", while the rest of the album is made up of mostly shorter segments, including "Spitzenqualitat", "Super 16", "Cassetto" and "Hallo Excentrico!". Next is Neu 75 – the third album in a legendary run from Krautrock pioneers Michael Rother and Klaus Dinger – one that uses two different drummers next to the duo's fantastic spare blend of keyboards, guitar, and electronics! The sound is still nice and lean, and every bit as revolutionary as on their first two records – and the whole thing is a masterpiece in blending waves of sonic energy and pulsating rhythms! Titles include "Isi", "See Land", "Leb Wohl", "Hero", "E-Musik", and "After Eight". The set also features the two-part Tribute album – hardly the usual tribute project – as a number of tracks are remixes of the originals, blended with other very unusual takes and original material! Titles include "Im Gluck" (National rmx)", "Weissensee (Fink version)", "Negativland (Idles negative space rework)", "After Eight (They Hate Change cover)", "Lieber Honig (Yann Tiersen rmx)", "Super (Mogwai rmx)", and "Hallogallo (Stephen Morris & Gabe Gurnsey rmx)". CD

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Nu BandIn Memory Of Mark Whitecage – The Nu Band Live At The Bop Shop ... CD
Not Two (Poland), 2021. New Copy Gatefold ... $14.99 16.99
The great reedman Mark Whitecage is a player who never fully got his due – a really unique talent in terms of phrasing and rhythm, finally given one last chance at the spotlight here on this final recording with The Nu Band, a group in which he played for many years! All four players here are great – Thomas Heberer on quarter tone trumpet, Joe Fonda on bass, and Lou Grassi on drums and percussion – but it also feels as if there's a special sort of focus on the very personal, very expressive sounds that Whitecage can create – as he plays here on alto, flute, and clarinet. There's a mixture of modern structure and free improvisation here – that great legacy of the group, which is there way of bringing forward some of the new thing ideas of the 60s with more personal contemporary improv modes. Titles include "Christophe & Ornette", "Five O'Clock Blues", "The Closer You Are The Further It Gets", "Prayer For The Water Protectors", and "Minor Madness". CD

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✨✧ Billy Parker's Fourth WorldFreedom Of Speech (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Strata East/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1975. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $36.99 44.99
One of the greatest albums ever on the legendary Strata East label – and that's saying a hell of a lot! Drummer Billy Parker is a player that we don't know much, but he'll always be well-remembered for this album's sublime blend of spiritual jazz styles! The lineup is wonderful – a hip quintet with Ron Bridgewater on tenor and Cecil Bridgewater on trumpet – plus sister Dee Dee on additional vocals at a few points too! Donald Smith also plays piano, and sings a bit – with his warmly soulful style that makes the album's leadoff track a killer classic – and the rest of the group is rounded out by Cecil McBee on bass and Parker on drums. Tracks have those perfect blends of searching, soaring elements that virtually define the Strata East vision in the 70s – and titles include the sublime "Dance of The Little Children", plus "Gemini's Lullaby", "Home", "Get With It", and "Freedom Of Speech". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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Charlie ParkerBird On Verve Volume 7 – Charlie Parker Big Band ... LP
Verve, 1952/1953. Near Mint- ... $9.99 11.99
A set that brings together half small group sessions, and half large group tracks – with Bird fronting orchestras arranged by Joe Lipman and Gil Evans. The small group tracks are both quartet ones – with either Hank Jones or Al Haig on piano – and titles include master takes and alternates of "Cosmic Rays", "Kim", "Laird Baird", and "Chi Chi". Large group tracks include "Night & Day", "Old Folks", "If I Love Again", and "In The Still Of The Night". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s French Polydor pressing.)

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Charlie ParkerMan With The Saxophone (10CD box set – gold CD edition) ... CD
Trumpets Of Jericho/Past Perfect, 1940s/1950s. Used 10CD box set ... $19.99
... CD
(Outer box has some wear – CDs and booklet are in great shape!)

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Evan ParkerSaxophone Solos ... LP
Incus/OTOroku (UK), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 25.99
Completely unfettered solo saxophone work from Evan Parker – extremely intense, but not in an all-out blowing kind of way! Instead, Parker's got some incredible control on the valves here – playing with a frenetic sort of mode that's really incredible – freely improvising, but also really jamming too, with a dexterity that's simply amazing. That mix is what really set Parker apart from some of his contemporaries – a player who could be extremely sensitive at points, but also go head to head with some of the more fiercely-blown saxophonists of the European scene – and it's also a quality that's continued to make Parker so important as the decades move on. Titles include "Aerobatics 1", "Aerobatics 2", "Aerobatics 3", and "Aerobatics 4". LP, Vinyl record album

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Graham ParkerMona Lisa's Sister (with bonus track) ... CD
BMG/Buddah, 1988. Used ... $4.99
... CD

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Graham Parker & The RumourStick To Me ... LP
Mercury, 1977. Near Mint- ... $2.99
Titles include "I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down", "Watch The Moon Come Down", "New York Shuffle", "The Raid", and "The Heat In Harlem". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and is bent at the top right corner.)
Also available Stick To Me ... CD 4.99

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✨✧ Jeff ParkerSuite For Max Brown ... CD
International Anthem/Nonesuch, 2020. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Mindblowing music from Jeff Parker – sounds that we always knew were part of his core, but which have maybe taken most of his career to emerge! This album follows beautifully from Jeff's previous album for International Anthem – and like that one, it's an explosion of new and old ideas at once – jazz elements with soul currents, all put together with a complexity that lives up to Parker's long legacy in music, but which also has an organic appeal that makes the whole thing come together with effortless ease! There's plenty of sophistication in the sound, but it also sneaks in with lots of grooves that Jeff never had before – including some funky currents that come from Parker's work on keyboards, drums, and samples in addition to his usual guitar – and added drums from Jamire Williams and Makaya McCraven. Titles include "Lydian Etc", "Build A Nest", "Del Rio", "3 For L", "Fusion Swirl", "After The Rain", and "Max Brown". CD
Also available Suite For Max Brown ... LP 24.99

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Van Dyke ParksClang Of The Yankee Reaper ... LP
Warner, 1975. Near Mint- ... $9.99
The last of Van Dyke Parks' classic early trio of albums for Warner Brothers – and possibly the straightest of the bunch! Parks continues the exploration of ersatz Americana explored on his previous two records – but his approach here is sometimes a bit gentler, almost sentimental at times – as if he's been pulled more strongly into the matrix of history and geography that's always informed his work. Production is still great – although not handled by Van Dyke this time around – and instrumentation includes a fair bit of steel drums, showing Parks' continuing love of the form. (He was one of the instrument's biggest mainstream champions in the early 70s.) Titles include "Soul Train", "Cannon In D", "You're A Real Sweetheart", "Another Dream", "Pass That Stage", "City On The Hill", "Iron Man", and "Love Is The Answer". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and light wear.)

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PassportDoldinger Jubilee 75 ... LP
Atlantic, 1975. Very Good+ ... $2.99
A great follow-up to the Doldinger Jubilee album of a few years previous – easily one of the most successful Passport records for Atlantic, thanks to a host of great guest stars! The format is followed again for this recording too – by augmenting the core Passport quartet with players that include Philip Catherine on guitar, Johnny Griffin on tenor, and Les McCann on Fender Rhodes – plus a surprising bit of vocals and guitar from Buddy Guy! Les steps out on their rendition of his "Compared To What" – and other tracks are more fusion-centrist numbers in the Passport mode – with titles that include "Albatros Song", "Abracadabra", "Jadoo", and "Angel Wings". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light edge wear, marker spot on the back.)

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Simple MindsSparkle In The Rain ... LP
A&M, 1983. Near Mint- ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout notch, light wear, and a small trace of a price sticker.)

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✨✧ VariousBefore The Day Is Done – The Story Of Folk Heritage Records 1968 to 1975 (3CD set) ... CD
Folk Heritage/Grapefruit (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 3CD ... $26.99 39.99
The woman on the cover has a very ancient look, but the music on the set is from one of the more important British indie labels at the start of the 70s – a key family of imprints that released some of the most striking material of the acid folk generation! The name "Folk Heritage" might make you think that the sounds here are all very traditional – but they're much more in tune with the new advances made in the generation of Fairport Convention and Pentangle – that key moment when present and ancient became one, often with a sinister vibe that kept a lot of the music very far from the mainstream! And of all the companies putting out work at the time, the Folk Heritage labels were probably the most striking – really committed to music that both supports the new spirit that was in the air, and the sort of production that really focuses on the singers and instrumentation in the best way possible. There's a lot more acoustic instrumentation here than on bigger label records from the movement at the time – and the rarity of the original albums makes this 3CD set a long-overdue deep look at this legacy of music – with 68 tracks in all, very detailed notes, and work by artists who include The Harvesters, Rod Neep, Oddsocks, Parke, Paul & Glen, Christie Hennessy, Music Box, Folkal Point, Blue Horizon, Janet Jones, The Yardarm, Geoff Smedley, Drowsy Maggie, and many others. The whole thing is wonderfully moody – not far from the sound of Wicker Man! CD

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VariousNew Orleans Funk – The Original Sound Of Funk 1960 to 1975 ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), 1960s/1970s. Used ... $11.99
One of the best compilations of New Orleans funk we've ever seen! Sure, the reissue market is always filled with stuff from the Crescent City – but so many New Orleans compilations are cheapo knock-offs, designed to cash in on the drunk Jazz & Heritage crowd, or they're simplistic sets with the same 10 tracks over and over again. This wonderful batch of tunes was put together by the folks at Soul Jazz – legendary for their work in putting together serious compilations to please the novice and expert alike – and it's got some of the best overall work we've ever seen in trying to pin down New Orleans funk. Sure, there may be a few cuts on here that you've got on other sets – but there's also a lot that you won't have, and the quality of the production makes even the familiar material sparkle again. Titles include "Hercules" by Aaron Neville, "Big Chief (part 1)" by Professor Longhair, "Tell Me What's On Your Mind" by Cyril Neville, "Who's Gonna Help Brother Get Further" by Lee Dorsey, "Hand Clapping Song" by The Meters, "Here Come The Girls" by Ernie K Doe, "Free, Single, & Disengaged" by Huey Piano Smith, "Dap Walk" by Ernie & The High Notes, "Mama Roux" by Dr John, "Love Lots Of Lovin" by Lee Dorsey & Betty Harris, "I've Got Reasons" by Mary Jane Hooper, "Gatur Bait" by The Gaturs, "Hip Huggin" by Robert Parker, and "Can I Be Your Squeeze" by Chuck Carbo. 24 tracks in all! CD
(Does not include slipcase or large booklet.)

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✨✧ Roscoe MitchellRoscoe Mitchell Quartet – Live At A Space 1975 (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Sackville, 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Roscoe Mitchell's greatest albums from the 70s – a record that easily matches, if not beats, his classic recordings for Delmark and Nessa! Like those sets, there's a perfect sense of clarity here – the best essence of the AACM scene, taken to its most adventurous level by Roscoe – who's working way beyond music here, and is into a rich array of tones, textures, and sonic shapes – really amazing elements to come from a familiar alto, soprano, or tenor saxophone! He's got some great creative help on the project too – Muhal Richard Abrams on piano, George Lewis on trombone, and Spencer Barefield on guitar – the last of whom is darker here than on most of his later recordings. Obviously, the sensitivity that Lewis and Abrams bring to the record is a perfect match for Mitchell's direction – and the long tracks draw much from the spontaneous interplay between the three players. Titles include "Tnoona", "Music For Trombone & B Flat Soprano", "Cards", and "Olobo". Plus, this amazing new version features 4 great unissued tracks – including a beautiful version of "Naima", plus "Prelude To Naima", "Dastura", and "Nonaah". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Pazant BrothersBrothers Funk – Rare New York City Funk 1969 to 1975 ... CD
BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Mindblowing funk from one of the greatest combos on the New York scene of the early 70s – Pazant Brothers Eddie & Al, heard here on a host of their greatest recordings! The package goes way past any other Pazant reissues we've seen – and features not only work from the group's famous Vanguard album, but way way more work from a host of early singles for the RCA, GWP, and Vigor labels! The 22 track package is overstuffed with horn-heavy funky grooves that mark the Pazants as one of the hottest things going at the time – snapping on the beat with a tightness learned from their old boss Pucho, but also a willingness to explore brassier grooves in a style that seems to be influenced from the New Orleans and Texas scenes of the late 60s. Producer/arranger Edward Bland had a good hand in much of this work – giving the tracks a gritty, nitty, Perception/Today kind of groove – and a few of the very best numbers on the record even bring in some wicked scratchy guitar into the mix! Includes early and later (Vanguard) versions of "Skunk Juice", "New Orleans", "Toe Jam", "Work Song", and "A Gritty Nitty" – plus "Chick A Boom", "Greasy Greens", "Fever", "Juicy Lucy", "Chicken Scratch", "Fly Vines", and "Back To Beaufort". CD

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Kyle AhoRituals ... CD
OA2, 2022. Used ... $7.99
Kyle Aho on piano and keyboards, Randy Hamm on saxophone and flute, Mark Brueggemann on trumpet, Chris Mathisen on cello, Jeremy Allen on bass, Marty Morrison on drums, with vocals from Christin Bohrisch. CD
(Punch through digipack barcode.)

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AirAir Song ... CD
Why Not (UK), 1975. Used ... $9.99
A tremendous album from Air – recorded in their native Chicago, but one of the landmark 70s sessions on Japan's Why Not label! The trio is in wonderful formation here – very focused, with a sharpness that you don't always get in some of their other recordings – a perfect balance between the reeds of Henry Threadgill, bass of Fred Hopkins, and drums of Steve McCall! There's a tightness here that we really love – a bold sense of power that takes the AACM tradition, and fuses it with more of a 70s spiritual jazz approach at times – still experimental enough to live up to Air's reputation, but with occasional rhythmic elements that really push things forward. The album only features 4 tracks – but all of them are long, and stepped in soul – with titles that include "The Great Body Of The Riddle Or Where Where The Dodge Boys When My Clay Started To Slide", "Untitled Tango", and "Dance Of The Beast". CD
(Advance CDr promotional copy.)

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AirAir Song ... CD
Why Not/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $12.99 16.99 About December 21, 2022
A tremendous album from Air – recorded in their native Chicago, but one of the landmark 70s sessions on Japan's Why Not label! The trio is in wonderful formation here – very focused, with a sharpness that you don't always get in some of their other recordings – a perfect balance between the reeds of Henry Threadgill, bass of Fred Hopkins, and drums of Steve McCall! There's a tightness here that we really love – a bold sense of power that takes the AACM tradition, and fuses it with more of a 70s spiritual jazz approach at times – still experimental enough to live up to Air's reputation, but with occasional rhythmic elements that really push things forward. The album only features 4 tracks – but all of them are long, and stepped in soul – with titles that include "The Great Body Of The Riddle Or Where Where The Dodge Boys When My Clay Started To Slide", "Untitled Tango", and "Dance Of The Beast". CD
Also available Air Song (Japanese pressing) ... LP 48.99

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✨✧ AirAir Song (Japanese pressing) ... LP
Why Not (Japan), 1975. Near Mint- ... $48.99
A tremendous album from Air – recorded in their native Chicago, but one of the landmark 70s sessions on Japan's Why Not label! The trio is in wonderful formation here – very focused, with a sharpness that you don't always get in some of their other recordings – a perfect balance between the reeds of Henry Threadgill, bass of Fred Hopkins, and drums of Steve McCall! There's a tightness here that we really love – a bold sense of power that takes the AACM tradition, and fuses it with more of a 70s spiritual jazz approach at times – still experimental enough to live up to Air's reputation, but with occasional rhythmic elements that really push things forward. The album only features 4 tracks – but all of them are long, and stepped in soul – with titles that include "The Great Body Of The Riddle Or Where Where The Dodge Boys When My Clay Started To Slide", "Untitled Tango", and "Dance Of The Beast". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Japanese pressing, with insert! Cover has a tiny hint of a split in the middle of the bottom seam, but is very nice overall.)

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Louis ArmstrongBig Bands Recordings 1930 to 1932 ... CD
JSP (UK), Early 30s. Used 2 CDs ... $9.99 11.99
Tracks include "Exactly Like You", "Peanut Vendor", "Just A Gigolo", "I'll Be Glad When You're Dead, You Rascal You", "All Of Me", "I'm In The Market For You", and "Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams" – 42 tracks total. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ AtomicHere Comes Everybody ... CD
Jazzland (Norway), 2012. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Quite possibly the greatest album to date from Atomic – a set that steps out with a bold, rich sound right from the start – giving the whole thing the feel of some lost classic slice of avant jazz, but with a freshness that definitely marks the set with plenty of Atomic energy too! The horns are amazing – fierce interplay between the trumpet of Magnus Broo and reeds of Fredrik Ljungvist – locking together at times with these raging lines that have almost an ESP sort of feel – then breaking out with soul-drenching solos on their own – especially when Ljungvist handles the tenor. Paal Nilssen-Love's drums are on fire throughout – Havard Wilk barrels away on piano – and Ingebrigt Haker Flaten rolls things along strongly on bass. Titles include "Morphemes", "HCE", "Milano", "Kreuzberg Variations", "Panama", and "Unity Toccata". CD

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✨✧ Average White BandFeel No Fret ... LP
Atlantic, 1979. Sealed Gatefold ... $9.99
A great one that showcases the group's best second suit – their smooth compressed late 70s soul sound – a great evolution of their earlier groove, and one that showed them as a great mainstream soul act! The tunes are a bit mellower overall, but still have a lot of crackle and warmth – and Hamish Stuart's lost none of his vocal charm, and in fact may even sound better in a more laidback, less funky heavy setting! With the great break track "Stop The Rain" – and the cuts "When Will You Be Mine", "Please Don't Fall In Love", "Walk On By", "Feel No Fret", "Atlantic Avenue", "Ace Of Hearts", "Too Late To Cry" and "Fire Burning". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed! Cover has a cutout notch. Shrinkwrap has light wear and a spot of an old store price in marker.)

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Roy AyersNo Stranger To Love ... LP
Polydor, 1979. Very Good+ ... $11.99
An oft-overlooked funky soul gem from the incredible Roy Ayers – taking turns with both uptempo material and more smoothed out soul sounds – all done with Roy's trademark jazzy approach to the dancefloor! No Stranger To Love is a sly, and often funky set that deserves to be mentioned with his more famous dancefloor ready work of the late 70s – and if it gets an extra point two for the incredibly cool cover photo, the slow burning grooves more than deliver on the promise! The album does a really nice job of rolling out both the sultry jazzy soul and the funkier Ayers modes, with sweet strings in spots, Roy's incomparable vibes, bass and keyboard grooving, and vocals that set the mood for both the slow jams and the funky stuff! Includes the extended mellow number "Don't Let Our Love Slip Away", one of Roy's better downtempo moments, plus great stuff like "Don't Stop The Feeling", plus "What You Won't Do For Love", "No Stranger To Love/Want You", "Shack Up, Pack Up, It's Up (When I'm Gone)", "Don't Hide Your Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light edge wear.)

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Jerry BergonziDog Star ... CD
Savant, 2017. Used ... $9.99
Jerry Bergonzi has been making records for decades – yet lately, he seems to be finding an even fresher way forward – with a set like this that can grab us right from the very first note, and having us get excited all over again about his music! Bergonzi's tenor sound is tremendous – that raw tone that's been building up right from the start – but maybe the strongest element here is the group, which seems to have this soaring vision that's even more than the sum of its parts – driven on by this excellent presence on bass from Johnny Aman, whose dark notes really color the music, and open up the moodiest side of Bergonzi's music – alongside the excellent Carl Winther on piano, who wrote songs on the record alongside Jerry – plus Phil Grenadier on trumpet, and Anders Mogensen on drums. The trumpet/tenor pairing, quite familiar in jazz, somehow manages to find all these new places throughout – bursting out beautifully on titles that include "Pleiades", "Dog Star", "Darkness", "Live Stream", "Vertigo", and "Repor-Pa-Int". CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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BlackbyrdsCity Life ... LP
Fantasy, 1975. Very Good- Gatefold ... $9.99
A fantastic album from this legendary jazz funk combo – a bit smoother than their first, but that's the great thing about it! The record has the band getting even tighter than before – coming up with an amazing jazz-inflected funk groove that still leaves us breathless after all these years – and which is the perfect fusion of jazz and soul that was going down with the best groups in the mid 70s. The best example of this sound can be heard on the massive cut "Rock Creek Park" – which begins with a wonderful bass on the intro, a killer moogy keyboard bit, and a super-catchy chorus that goes "doin' it in the park," which you should recognize in about 30 seconds! The rest of the album is great too – and titles include the classic sample track "Love So Fine" – plus "Happy Music", "Hash and Eggs", "Thankful Bout Yourself", and "All I Ask". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring and edge wear and split seams held with clear tape. Labels have some marker.)

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Art BlakeyBuhaina's Delight (RVG edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1961. Used ... $14.99
A landmark recording by a whole new chapter in Art Blakey's career! During the early 60s, Blakey expanded the Jazz Messengers from a quintet to an incredibly tight sextet – adding in the trombone of Curtis Fuller for an extra-punched up frontline that also included Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, and Wayne Shorter on tenor, who had returned to the group after a short departure. The band was augmented by the wonderfully lyrical and soulful piano of a young Cedar Walton – who brought a strong degree of sophistication, and who was a perfect interpreter of Shorter's rich writing talents. The whole group performs together perfectly on this wonderful (and oft-overlooked) session – especially on the tracks "Shaky Jake", "Backstage Sally", and "Bu's Delight". CD features 4 bonus cuts – all alternates of tracks on the album! CD
(2004 RVG pressing.)

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Carla BleyBig Band Theory ... CD
BMG, 1993. Used ... $12.99
Carla Bley on piano, Alex Balanescu on violin, Lew Soloff, Guy Barker, Claude Deppa and Steve Waterman on trumpet, Gary Valente, Richard Edwards, and Annie Whitehead on trombone, Ashley Slater on bass trombone, Roger Janotta on flute and soprano saxophone, Wolfgang Puschnig on alto saxophone and flute, Andy Sheppard on tenor and soprano saxophone, Pete Hurt on tenor saxophone, Julian Arguelles on baritone saxophone, Karen Mantler on organ, Steve Swallow on bass guitar, and Dennis Mackrel on drums. CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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Paul BleyBlood – Paul Bley In Haarlem (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Freedom/Muzak (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... $24.99
Mindblowing early work from pianist Paul Bley – two side-long tracks that really show the pianist stretching out and expanding his mind – quite far from even his few modern moments on record in years before! The group here is very well-suited to the spirit of the set – Mark Levinson on warmly rounded bass, and Barry Altschul on some freer, bolder drums – balanced with the freer lines on Bley's piano, but at a level that really shows that underlying sensitivity that made Paul so different than so many other avant jazz musicians of his generation. This is especially true on the sublime reading of Bley's "Mister Joy" – a mindblowing journey in music – but it also comes through on "Blood" as well. CD

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David BowieHeroes (180 gram pressing) ... LP
RCA, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99 26.99
One of the three great collaborations between David Bowie and Brian Eno – and possibly the ultimate statement from his years in Berlin! The album's got some tunes that still show some of the guitar power of the early 70s Bowie – but it's also got some of the beautiful spacier moments brought forward on Low – and which are every bit the Brian Eno of Another Green World. The balance is beautiful – stark and dark on one half, then airy and spacious on the next – handled without any sense of gimmickry, and a bold mainstream experiment that still resonates strongly today. Titles include "Beauty & The Beast", "Joe The Lion", "Heroes", "Sons Of The Silent Age", "Blackout", "V-2 Schneider", "Sense Of Doubt", "Moss Garden", "Neukoln", and "The Secret Life Of Arabia". LP, Vinyl record album
(Remastered.)
Also available Heroes (grey vinyl pressing) ... LP 24.99

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Ronnie BoykinsWill Come Is Now (aka Ronnie Boykins) (180 gram pressing) ... LP
ESP, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 26.99
A rare non-Sun Ra session from bassist Ronnie Boykins! Boykins was one of Ra's most long-term players – a key part of the Arkestra for many years – but on this album, he hits a totally different sound –and one that's somewhat spiritual as well! The group's got a great sax-heavy sound that comes from a trio of reedmen – Monty Waters, Joe Ferguson, and James Vass – handling alto, tenor, soprano, and flute between them – often in a tight line at the head, then breaking out into some wonderfully personal solos – played with such feeling that almost makes us think that Boykins was a much more sensitive musician than he ever got the chance to be with Sun Ra. The tunes have a really beautiful sense of structure and soul – and the reedmen explode beautifully with their work, alongside a remaining lineup that features Daoud Haroom on trombone, Art Lewis on percussion, and George Avaloz on congas. Titles include "Tipping On Heels", "The Third I", "The Will Come, Is Now", "Starlight At The Wonder Inn", and "Demon's Dance". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500!)

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Alan BraufmanValley Of Search (with bonus tracks) ... CD
India Navigation/Valley Of Search, 1975. New Copy ... $12.99 14.98
One of the only albums ever issued by New York reedman Alan Braufman – a player who works here in a setting that really captures the best energy of the loft jazz scene in the 70s – at a time when Braufman was part of a musicians collective on Canal Street that also included David S Ware! Ware isn't on this set, but that's OK with us, because the rest of the group is so great – Braufman on alto, flute, and pipe horn – with Cooper Moore on piano and dulcimer, the latter of which is used in very cool ways – plus Cecil McBee on bass, David Lee on drums, and Ralph Williams on percussion. Cooper Moore delivers a striking spoken passage on "Chant" – and other titles include "Miracles", "Ark Of Salvation", "Rainbow Warriors", and "Love Is For Real". Also features a never-issued live performance – a beautiful 18 minute improvisation between Alan Braufman on alto and Cooper Moore on piano – recorded as it slide out over the airwaves of WKCR in New York, in 1972 – and a much-needed addition to the small amount of recordings that Braufman made in the 70s! The piano is great – rolling with a sense of freedom sometimes, but returning to majestic melody at others – and Braufman blows with this searching quality that really matches its energy, and sounds deeply soulful throughout. CD
(Include bonus 18-minute session Live At WKCR, May 22, 1972.)

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Dave BrubeckJazz Impressions Of New York ... LP
Columbia, 1964. Very Good ... $9.99
New York's a mighty big place, but it's got a nicely intimate feel in this 60s set from the Dave Brubeck Quartet – one of the combo's overlooked gems from their years on Columbia! The music is all from the TV show Mr Broadway, but there's hardly a showtune feel to the set – and instead, the groove is almost in a hip Henry Mancini sort of mode, but delivered with a smaller combo feel. Tracks are somewhat shorter than the usual Brubeck outing, and balanced nicely between upbeat tracks and more sensitive ones – the former with some well-cut lines by Paul Desmond on alto sax, the latter often with a bit more piano from Dave. The rest of the group includes Gene Wright on bass and Joe Morello on drums – and titles include "Mr Broadway", "Broadway Bossa Nova", "Sixth Sense", "Something To Sing About", "Spring In Central Park", "Lonely Mr Broadway", "Winter Ballad", "Upstage Rhumba", and "Summer On The Sound". LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing with black text. Cover has some ring and edge wear, fraying at the top seam, and some tape remnants at the top right corner.)

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Donald ByrdDonald Byrd's Best ... LP
Blue Note, Early 70s/1975. Very Good+ ... $11.99
A tasty collection of goodies that Donald recorded with the great Larry Mizell during the early 70s. Certainly not his all-inclusive best, but some of our favorite material by this legendary soul jazz trumpeter. The tracks have a sparkling electric jazz funk sound, with amazing production that keeps them drifting along with a very soulful vibe. Titles include "Sky High", "Street Lady", "Change", "Stepping Into Tomorrow", "Black Byrd", and "Flight Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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George CablesWhy Not ... CD
Why Not/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $12.99 16.99 About December 7, 2022
A brilliant Japanese album from George Cables – one that really has a different sort of vibe than his other 70s work in the US! The set was recorded in LA, but produced for the Japanese market – and as such, it seems to have a different focus than some of George's American dates – possibly a bit more groove at times, but also some warmly lyrical moments – balanced together beautifully at a level that rivals most of the best Japanese trio sessions of the 70s! Cables is working in a trio with Carl Burnett on drums and Tony Dumas on bass – but the overall scope of the album makes you feel as if there must be a much larger band present – as George skillfully directs the trio with the intensity and imagination of a hip soul jazz quintet or sextet – and his soaring, searching lines on piano easily fill the space of a half a dozen instruments. The groove is tight and soulful on all tracks, and titles include "Ebony Moonbeams", "Dark Side – Light Side", "Quiet Fire", "Why Not", and "Rita 1 & 2". CD

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✨✧ Jimmy CastorButt Of Course/Supersound/E-Man Groovin (with bonus track) ... CD
Atlantic/Robinsongs (UK), 1974/1975/1976. New Copy 2 CDs ... $14.99 20.99
A trio of albums from Jimmy Castor – complete with bonus tracks too! First up is Butt Of Course – a funky funky classic from Jimmy Castor – a set that kicked off a tight run of records for Atlantic – and which firmly established his rep as a master of 70s funk! The sound of the set follows nicely from Jimmy's work on RCA – some of the fuzzy "Troglodyte" guitar work of those years, lots of earthy rhythms on the bottom, and Castor's trademark sense of wit – which was firmly in place even during his Latin Soul years! There's a few smoother, sweeter moments too – but these all come off nicely – and as always, Castor's a one-man soul music machine – able to handle plenty of sounds and styles with effortless ease! Titles include "Bertha Butt Boogie", "E Man Boogie", "Hallucinations", "Let's Party Now", "Potential", and "One Precious World". On Supersound, Jimmy Castor bursts forward with a groove that's different than his fuzzier work for RCA Records, but still equally funky throughout! Castor's still quite the multi-instrumentalist on the record – as in addition to singing lead, he plays plenty of soprano sax and timbales – the latter of which have this great skittish energy that really pushes the grooves forward strongly! And although the timbales are quite different than in Jimmy's earlier Latin work from the late 60s, there's a definite Latin-izing element in the way they're used – kind of an "it's not heavy enough – let's add more percussion" approach to the core 70s funk styles of the combo! Tunes are nicely quirky, and have a sense of humor in keeping with the cover – and titles include "Magic In The Music", "Supersound", "Bom Bom", "King Kong", and "A Groove Will Make You Move". E Man Groovin is a great extension of the funky style that Castor first started forging at RCA – touches with plenty of Jimmy's multi-instrumental touches on tenor, alto, and timbales – and given that great monster-inspired approach to lyrics – which ensures that the whole thing stays plenty vivid throughout! Vocals are nice and rough, and the instrumentation is heavy on basslines and clavinet – on titles that include the two part "Dracula", plus "Super Love", "I Love A Mellow Groove", "E Man Groovin", "I Don't Want To Lose You", and "Space Age". 2CD set features bonus tracks – "Space Age (12" disco version)", "King Kong (part 1)", "Supersound (7" version)", "The Christmas Song", "Merry Christmas", and "Bertha Butt Boogie (7" version)". CD

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CerroneLove In C Minor ... LP
Cotillion, 1976. Very Good+ ... $9.99
The fantastic first album by Cerrone – a landmark disco record that features the 16 minute long "Love In C Minor" – a swirling bit of strings, beats, and female voices – one of those tunes that forever went onto change the face of dance music in the 70s! Cerrone really set up a whole new blueprint for club here – stretching things out plenty, and layering in subtle time and chord shifts that expose the proggish influences that filtered into French club as the 70s wore on! The title track's got some nice keyboards by the great Alan Hawkshaw – who sounds even better on the album's cool disco version of "Black Is Black" and the tight snare-beat original, "Midnite Lady". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Chico Magnetic BandChico Magnetic Band ... LP
Vogue/Survival Research (Australia), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
A French group from the 70s, but one with a lead singer from Tunisia – the freaky-looking Mahmoud Ayari, who's got his feet up on the cover! The group are fiercely jamming – with a really heavy, driving percussion approach, and lots and lots of freaky guitar fuzz – often used in these really dark ways, which then seems to bring out even more darkness from Ayari's vocals – which act almost like loud calls to action than standard lyrics! A number of tunes are heavy on the instrumental section – which makes for even more great focus on the excellent guitar – and titles include "To Where I Belong", "Lot Of Things", "Explosion", "We All Come & Go", and "My Sorrow" – plus two tunes with really great special effects from Jean Pierre Massiera – "Pop Orbite" and "Pop Pull Hair". LP, Vinyl record album

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Dennis CoffeyFinger Lickin' Good (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Westbound/Big Pink (South Korea), 1975. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
Funky guitar and a bucket of fried chicken – two things that go perfectly together here on a record that's one of the last of Dennis Coffey's great run in the early 70s! The album marks some of the shift in Coffey's role on the Detroit soul scene as the decade moved on – as it features close collaboration with longtime musical partner Mike Theodore, who was helping the scene move past 60s soul into the world of 70s club – a style that's showcased very heavily here with all sorts of fantastic rhythms, and even backing female vocals that provide a soulful addition to Coffey's work on guitar! There's almost a Sigma sound vibe to the record at times, but the grooves are even funkier with a drum snap at the bottom – on titles that include "Finger Lickin Good", "I've Got A Real Good Feeling", "El Tigre", "Live Wire", "Some Like It Hot", "Wild Child", "If You Can't Dance To This", and a nice remake of David Bowie's "Fame". CD

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Natalie ColeInseparable ... LP
Capitol, 1975. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Natalie Cole's stunning debut for Capitol Records in the mid 70s – a real surprise, and a set that should have had the singer blossoming even more than she did at the time! As with some of the other Capitol soul sessions of the time, the album's done very firmly under the guidance of Charles Jackson and Marvin Yancey – a pair who give Natalie just the right sort of backing to launch her career – a sound that's full and rich, deeply sophisticated – but also still plenty soulful, almost in the mode of some of Minnie Riperton's work at the time. Given the pair's Chicago roots – and the arrangement help from Richard Evans – that comparison is no surprise, and Natalie rises to the occasion nicely. Titles are all originals too – and include "Needing You", "Joey", "I Can't Say No", "Something For Nothing", "I Love Him So Much", "You", "Your Face Stays On My Mind", and the huge hit "This Will Be". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring and edge wear, writing in marker in front, and a bit of marker in back.)
Also available Inseparable ... CD 13.99

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Max Allan CollinsQuarry's Climax ... Book
Hard Case Crime, 2017. New Copy ... $3.99 9.95
One of the last books in the long-running Quarry series from Max Allan Collins – and one that really shows some of the complexity he's brought to his books as his writing has progressed over the decades! The setting is the 70s, as Quarry gets tangled up in the world of a porn king in Memphis – delivered with a great feel for the setting by Collins, who also makes the book a lot more internal than some of the earlier dialogue-heavy entries in the Quarry series. Written in later years, but maybe better than the series at the start – book is softcover, 238 pages. Book
(Spine has a small remainder mark.)

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Max Allan CollinsSkim Deep ... Book
Hard Case Crime, 2020. New Copy ... $4.99 12.95
A great return to form for the Nolan character by Max Allan Collins – a master international thief who gets the chance to live again in a book that offers up perfect pulp presentation for the story! Like others in the Hard Case Crime series, the book has a way of really getting past the supermarket-style crime books from the bigger names in the field – letting an older master of the form do his own thing, and packaged up in a volume that really fits the 70s-style crime prose of the whole story! Paperback, 240 pages. Book
(Spine has a remainder mark.)

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John ColtraneClassic Quartet – Complete Impulse Studio Recordings (8CD set) ... CD
Impulse, Early/Mid 60s. Used 8CD Box ... $69.99
The classic quartet of John Coltrane, certainly the classic quartet of the 60s jazz scene and perhaps the classic jazz quartet of all time, compiled in one box set with all of their studio recordings! John Coltrane, McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison and Elvin Jones set so many benchmarks for jazz with their envelope pushing style, recording and performances that it's impossible to overstate their importance in the modern musical oeuvre. This set features all of the LPs Coltrane, Ballads, Impressions, Live At Birdland, Crescent, A Love Supreme, The John Coltrane Quartet Plays, Kulu Se Mama, Transition, Sunship, Infinity and First Meditations, plus a number of tracks issued on compilations. 66 tracks in all, spread out over 8 CDs, in a beautiful bookbound package with a metal slipcase and extensive liner notes. The titles are too numerous to list here, but the set includes "Big Nick", "Soul Eyes", "Miles' Mode", "Tunji", "After The rain", "Lonnie's Lament", "The Drum Thing", "Wise One", "Crescent", "A Love Supreme", "Nature Boy", "Brasilia", "Song Of Praise", "Dear Lord", "The Last Blues", "Living Space", "Dusk Dawn", "Dearly Beloved", "Attaining", "Ascent", "Amen", "Love", "Compassion", "Joy", "Consequences", and "Serenity". CD
(Includes booklet and original metal slipcase – all in nice shape!)

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John ColtraneColtrane's Sound (2 x 45rpm – 180 gram pressing) ... LP
Atlantic, 1960/1966. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $45.99 49.98
One of the more obscure John Coltrane albums for Atlantic – but a beautiful batch of spiritual numbers that really show him pushing towards the sound of A Love Supreme! The date on the album's 1966, but the material was recorded earlier – in that key turning point year of 1960, when Coltrane really started to let loose with his new ideas – ideas so fresh, in fact, that they might have kept this record from getting released at the time! The group here features piano from McCoy Tyner, drums from Elvin Jones, and bass from Steve Davis – an oft-overlooked talent who did some amazing work with Coltrane during this brief time. The tracks are open, flowing, and filled with imagination – and Coltrane works both on tenor and soprano sax, on titles that include "Liberia", "Equinox", "Satellite", "Central Park West", and a classic reading of "The Night Has A Thousand Eyes". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram 45rpm mastered pressing!)

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Hank CrawfordI Hear A Symphony ... LP
Kudu, 1975. Very Good+ ... $5.99
Not really a symphony, but a great album that features the soulful alto sax of Hank Crawford blowing over some rich larger backings from David Matthews – all with a sweetly funky Kudu sound! The style's a bit more polished than some of the other Kudu sessions of the time – almost a bit disco or clubby at times – as Matthews brings in a fair bit of strings and horns to the backings, and also has some female backing singers sweetening up the sound. But as usual with Kudu, the record's no cheap cash-in sort of set – and Matthews ensures that it's got a tightly-crafted groove that's almost like mainstream 70s soundtrack funk at its best moments. Keyboards are by Richard Tee and Leon Pendarvis – and titles include "Sugar Free", "I Hear A Symphony", "The Stripper", "Hang It On The Ceiling", and "Love Won't Let Me Wait". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch, a small peel spot on the back and a name in marker on the front and label.)

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Papa John CreachPapa John Creach ... LP
Grunt, 1971. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $7.99
One of the grooviest albums ever cut by Papa John Creach – a set that mixes his bluesy roots with some stoner funk and rock elements from the early 70s! Creach is on vocals and violin, and working here with a host of famous luminaries – including Grace Slick, Carlos Santana, Paul Kantner, and Jerry Garcia – each of whom definitely leave their mark on the record! Yet despite all these famous names, the record's got a pretty unified feel – and the best cuts have a nicely messed-up funk sound that we really like a lot – kind of in a Blue Thumb sort of blend, with a mix of rootsy elements and wilder electric ones and plenty of funky rhythms at the bottom. Titles include "Soul Fever", "String Jet Rock", "The Janitor Drives A Cadillac", "Plunk A Little Funk", and "Papa John's Down Home Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, cutout notch.)

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Cuff LinksTracy (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Decca/Poker (UK), 1969. New Copy ... $12.99 16.99
A beautiful bit of late 60s pop – featuring a harmony group who can really sing – a group who really hit big with the famous cover tune of the set, but who really sound wonderful throughout! The album was masterminded by the team of Paul Vance and Lee Pockriss – who wrote most of the tunes, and also arranged and produced – and the whole thing's got a no-filler feel that's really great, with loads of original tunes that really pull out the best of the group's great vocal sound. There's a definite Sunshine Pop quality to the record, but the vocals also hearken back to an even better-crafted era of pop – and the whole thing kicks off with the hit single "Tracy", then rolls into gems like "Where Did You Go", "All The Young Women", "When Julie Comes Around", "Lay A Little Love On Me", and "Early In The Morning". CD also features 6 bonus tracks that include "Run Sally Run", "Wake Up Judy", "The Kiss", "Thank You Pretty Baby", and "Robin's World". CD

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✨✧ Miles DavisBitches Brew (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Columbia (UK), 1969. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $34.99 48.99
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
(180 gram UK pressing.)
Also available Bitches Brew ... LP 30.99

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✨✧ Miles DavisSorcerer ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1967. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Another bold new direction for the legendary Miles Davis Quintet of the 60s – a set that has some of the angular styles of earlier albums, but also a bit more of the flowing grace to come in the electric years! A key illustration of this is the leadoff track "Prince Of Darkness" – which has a fluid sensibility that still never fails to floor us, even all these many decades later! The rest of the tracks are equally great – even when subtle – and by this point, the group of Davis, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, and Tony Williams were well earning their acclaim as one of the most groundbreaking groups in jazz. Titles include "Prince Of Darkness", "Masqualero", "The Sorcerer", "Pee Wee", and "Vonetta" – plus the odd inclusion of a vocal version of "Nothing Like You" – recorded 5 years before with singer Bob Dorough and arranger Gil Evans! The tune's an odd cap to this otherwise cohesive set – but we love it plenty too, and it somehow oddly fits! CD reissue features alternate takes of the tracks "Masqualero" and "Limbo"! CD
(1998 pressing.)
Also available Sorcerer ... CD 4.99

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Wild Bill DavisMidnight To Dawn ... LP
RCA, 1967. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A nice live cooker from Wild Bill Davis! This album was recorded at Grace's Little Belmont, a club in Atlantic City in 1967, a place where organist Davis had played almost every summer for over twenty years. He is joined by Clayton Robert Brown on tenor sax, James "Dickie" Thompson on guitar and Robert Joseph Durham on drums. Some of the tracks are Davis or Davis and Bob Brown originals and they include "Let It Be", "Adoration", and "Up Top". Other songs are "Manha de Carnaval" from Black Orpheus, "Jive Samba", "Soft Winds", "Little Tracy", "Straight No Chaser", and "Cute" among others. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove, 1s/1s stampers. Side two has a cosmetic mark that does not affect play. Cover has light wear & aging.)

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Jack DeJohnetteMusic We Are (with bonus DVD) ... CD
Golden Beams, 2009. Used CD & DVD ... $9.99
Jack DeJohnette on drums and melodia, John Patitucci on upright and electric bass, and Danilo Perez on piano and keyboards. CD
(There is no indication, but we are assuming the DVD is NTSC, Region 1. Penmark through barcode.)

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Walt DickersonTell Us Only The Beautiful Things ... CD
Why Not/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $12.99 16.99 About December 21, 2022
A beautiful session from vibist Walt Dickerson – a set that really lives up to its title, given Walt's tone and timing on the date! The group's a trio – with Dickerson's frequent partner Andrew Cyrille on drums, and the great Wilbur Ware on bass – playing with these warm, soulful tones that nicely offset more experimental moments from Dickerson and Cyrille. The album only features two long tracks – "The Nexus" and "Tell Us Only The Beautiful Things" – both of them the extended, let-loose explorations on vibes that Walt was developing in the 70s – a whole new approach to his instrument, one that's filled with new sounds and a very fresh sense of timing. Wonderful work throughout – with a depth and darkness that we really love! CD

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Aaron DiehlSpace Time Continuum ... CD
Mack Avenue, 2015. Used ... $5.99
With special guests Joe Temperley on baritone sax and Benny Golson on tenor! CD
(Penmark through barcode.)

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Klaus DoldingerDoldinger Jazz Made In Germany ... LP
Philips (Germany), 1963. Very Good- ... $33.99
A fantastic set from the young Klaus Doldinger – hardly jazz made in Germany, as the whole thing has a smoking soul jazz quality to rival the best on Prestige Records at the time! Klaus plays tenor throughout – in a fantastic combo that features Hammond organ from the great Ingfried Hoffman, and drums from Klaus Weiss – who'd later go onto great fame in funk and fusion. Titles include "Signal", "Solar", "Blues For George", and "Bluesy Toosy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Vinyl has light marks, but is clean overall.)

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Lou DonaldsonSunny Side Up (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1960. Used ... $19.99
One of the most perfectly crafted moments of Lou Donaldson's hardbop genius at Blue Note – and a beautiful example of the way that Lou could handle the alto sax with a sharpness that earned him a place in the post-Parker lineage – but also a sense of soul that was miles away from Bird! The setting here is a quintet – with Bill Hardman on trumpet, Horace Parlan on piano, Al Harewood on drums, and either Sam Jones or Laymon Jackson on bass – a great group who set up a warmly rolling groove that's perfect for Donaldson – tight, but never uptight, and with just the right sort of vibe to move along with Lou's sense of energy. Donaldson's horn is beautifully precise throughout, and the whole thing's recorded with impeccable Rudy Van Gelder clarity. Titles include "The Truth", "Good Grease", "Blues For JP", and "Politely". CD
(2009 Japanese pressing. Shrink is still intact, but has a large whole on the front – includes obi!)
Also available Sunny Side Up ... CD 18.99

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DriftersRat Race/If You Don't Come Back ... 7-inch
Atlantic, 1963. Near Mint- ... $19.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Labels have some marker.)

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DynastyYour Piece Of The Rock/Adventures In The Land Of Music/Second Adventure/Right Back At Cha (3CD set) ... CD
Solar/Robinsongs (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 3CD ... $24.99 30.99
Four classic albums from Dynasty – served up here with bonus material too! First up is Your Piece Of The Rock – a set that has Dynasty working with snapping grooves with a nice sort of electro undercurrent –- all the handiwork of Leon Sylvers, who also plays bass and drums on the record – and really helps Dynasty find their groove! The tracks here are all quite long, and offer up plenty of space for the players to jam nicely – a group that includes Fred Jackson on saxophone, Gene Dozier on keyboards, and Oscar Brashear on trumpet. Dynasty are pretty good too – a bit more than just a club trio filling in vocals from time to time – and titles include "Satisfied", "Your Piece Of The Rock", "I Don't Want To Be A Freak", "When You Feel Like Giving Love", and "It's Still A Thrill". Next is Adventures In Music – almost a fusion of older sweet group soul with some of the more bottom-driven modes forged by the Solar label! The keyboards are upfront, the basslines strong, and the group is completely tight on the money – at a level that made them one of the strongest 80s proponents of the Solar Records groove. The title cut here is our favorite – a sweet stepper that bursts out with this blast of sound that's totally great – completely captivating, and filled with cascading sounds that really grab us. Other tracks include "Ice Breaker", "Something To Remember", "Day & Night", "Do Me Right", and "I've Just Begun To Love You". Next is Second Adventure – the kind of set that shows why the group went on to become one of the strongest things going in the second chapter of the Solar Records soul empire from LA! The album begins with a rock-solid punch, then continues strongly throughout – basslines, guitar riffs, and funky drums all right on the money – used in a way that's somehow fresher than most of the larger funk groups of the time – and with a nice balance between mellower moments that still seem to have a gentle kind of groove. The energy is wonderful throughout – and titles include "Give It Up For Love", "Love In The Fast Lane", "Revenge", "Here I Am", "A Man In Love", and "You're My Angel". Last up is Right Back At Cha – a set that's super tight and right on the money – that wonderfully catchy approach to 80s R&B that was the hallmark of Dynasty at their height! The tunes are a hook-heavy blend of funk and upbeat modes – all brightly glowing with that style that made Solar Records one of the leading lights of the Cali soul scene in the decade – and which gets some extra special treatment here from one of their most consistent groups! Titles include "That's The Way I Feel About You", "Check It Out, "The Only One", "Questions", "Straight Out", and "Does That Ring A Bell". 3CD set also features 9 bonus tracks – all 7" single mixes of hits from the albums! CD

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✨✧ Earth Wind & FireRaise! ... LP
Columbia, 1981. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $9.99
Earth Wind & Fire hits the 80s – and never misses a beat! Turns out that the group's older style of jazzy funk was a perfect fit for the boogie-styled rhythms of the post-disco era – heard here on the megahit "Let's Groove", and followed up by a beautiful batch of supporting numbers! There's styles here that other groups were starting to use at the time – keyboard flourishes and more electrified rhythms at the bottom – but throughout the whole set, Maurice White and the group handle themselves with trademark EWF class, and elevate even the simplest of tunes to a higher level. Another winner for the group, and the kind of record that most other groups could only hope to record once! Titles include "Kalimba Tree", "Evolution Orange", "Let's Groove", "The Changing Times", "Wanna Be With You", "I've Had Enough", and "Lady Sun". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light ring and edge wear, mostly in back. Label on Side 1 has a large name obscured with marker.)
Also available Raise! (with bonus tracks) ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ Cleveland EatonChitown Theme (part 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
Black Jazz, 1975. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
A funky classic from the Black Jazz catalog – and one of the few singles issued under the name of Cleveland Eaton! The track's got a very nice Shaft-like groove – lots of wah wah guitar, rising horns, and some female vocals singing "Chitown Theme" in the back. Nice one, and much funkier than other stuff on Black Jazz! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Labels have a small star drawn in marker and an ink stamp.)

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✨✧ Billy EckstineLegendary Big Band (2CD deluxe edition) ... CD
Savoy, Mid 40s. Used 2 CDs ... $16.99
Amazing work from the early, legendary years of Billy Eckstine – that time when he was fronting one of the hippest backing groups a vocalist could hope to have! Eckstine's voice was already becoming the stuff of legend by the time of these recordings – but thanks to contributions from a host of famous boppers, his band was getting equal fame, too – a really legendary lineup that includes such greats as Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie,Kenny Dorham, and Fats Navarro on trumpets; Wardell Gray, Dexter Gordon, and Gene Ammons on tenor; Leo Parker on baritone; Art Blakey on drums; and many other huge names too! The band was virtually a school for a whole generation of jazzmen to come – allowing them to play together, get to know each other, and spin off in important small groups – much in the way the Kenton group a few years later allowed so much development on the west coast. And amidst all this great music, Billy's vocals have never sounded better – much bolder and hard-swinging than in later years! 2CDs, great notes, and a whopping 41 tracks in all. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Eek-A-MouseWa-Do-Dem ... LP
Greensleeves, 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 27.98
Eek-A-Mouse's early 80s classic – and the benchmark meeting between the wildly unique deejay and vocalist with producer Henry Junjo Lawes! The Mouse is out front of stellar rootsy backing by The Roots Radics Band. Titles Include "Ganja Smuggling", "Long Time Ago", "Operation Eradication", "There's A Girl In My Life", "Slowly But Surely", "Wa-Do-Dem", "Lonesome Journey", "Noah's Ark", "I Woll Never Leave My Love" and "Too Young To Understand. LP, Vinyl record album

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Berndt EgerbladhWhen I Started To Play (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Nashville/Jazzhus Disk (Japan), 1966. Used ... $14.99 19.99
Amazing sounds from the Swedish scene of the 60s – a record that's archly modern, yet soaringly soulful too – a really wonderful combination of modes in the hands of pianist Berndt Egerbladh! The title's a bit strange – as Berndt's hardly the kind of guy that would make us laugh, and he definitely has our ears right away from the very first notes on the record – a brilliant blend of his own piano, plus alto from Lars Goran Ulander, bass from Lars Gunnar Gunnarsson, and drums from Sten Oberg! The alto is especially nice – very sharp-edged and soulful on the tracks in which it figures – and helping to give the record and even deeper feel than some of Egerbladh's other albums – even though we like those a lot too. Tracks are all originals – beautiful compositions that make the album sparkle with a freshness you'll appreciate instantly – titles that include "Kiki", "Sunday Morning", "Free Hands", "This World Of Ours", "Corny Waltz", and "Estremadura". CD
(Includes Jazzhus half obi!)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonBritish Connexion 1933 to 1940 ... CD
Jazz Unlimited (Denmark), 1930s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Tracks include "Hyde Park", "Harmony In Harlem", "Boy Meets Horn", "Jeep's Blues", "Azure", "Lady In Doubt", "Take The A Train", and "Blue Goose". CD

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Duke EllingtonDuke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins (80s pressing) ... LP
Impulse, 1962. Very Good+ ... $7.99
A legendary meeting of two classic jazz talents late in their careers – in a setting that's ideal to bring out all the complexity of their well-honed genius! The approach of the album is mostly an Ellington one – as the group features some of Duke's stalwarts, like Ray Nance on trumpet, Johnny Hodges on alto, and Lawrence Brown on trombone – but Coleman Hawkins gets plenty of space as the main soloist on each number on tenor, alongside Duke, who also solos strongly on piano – both of them with those subtle modern elements that showed up wonderfully in their later work. As with most later records by the players, the writing is great – with a lot more dark moments than you'd expect – and titles include "The Rictic", "You Dirty Dog", "Limbo Jazz", "Wanderlust", and "Self Portrait Of The Bean". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp, light ring wear.)

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Andy Fairweather-LowLa Booga Rooga (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
A&M/Big Pink (South Korea), 1975. New Copy ... $18.99 23.99
A really well-done set from the solo stretch of Andy Fairweather-Low – music that's a lot more down to earth than the sounds created by his earlier group – at a level that mixes roots rock performance with maybe just a slight touch of sharper production – all handled beautifully in the studio by producer Glyn Johns! There's definitely some elements here that mark that shift to more rural inspirations on the British scene in the early 70s – but those are offset by more than enough well-crafted guitar solos, and contributions from a hip lineup of guests that includes Georgie Fame, Jimmy Jewel, Gerry Rafferty, and Kenney Jones. Titles include "Jump Up & Turn Around", "Halfway To Everything", "8 Ton Crazy", "Grease It Up", "Wide Eyed & Legless", and "Inner City Highwayman". CD

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FestivalsMusic/I'll Always Love You ... 7-inch
Smash, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $4.99
A wonderful single from this incredible harmony group! The Festivals should have been as big as the Impressions, Artistics, or other Chicago groups of the time – as their sound was perfect – hitting on all burners, running high and low without ever missing a beat. Both cuts here are the group at their best – "Music" a tightly dancing groover, and "Always Love You" a sad, sweet mellow one that feels like a lost early Curtis Mayfield cut! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Vinyl has light surface marks but plays well. Labels have light wear.)

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Nico FidencoBlue Jeans ... CD
Digitmovies (Italy), 1975. New Copy ... $16.99 22.99
A sexy little soundtrack from Nico Fidenco – penned for this mid 70s film about a teenage prostitute who works under the nickname "Blue Jeans"! The music's got a wonderfully whimsical feel – not as electric or Euro-erotic as you might expect from the cover, and often put together with a lively, leaping sensibility in the rhythms. Instrumentation includes acoustic guitar, flute, and some well-crafted percussion – sometimes played as melodically as the other instruments in the mix – and at times, bits of strings slide in slightly, underscoring a few darker moments in the narrative with Morricone-like tension. The group Cyan perform two vocal numbers – "Blue Jeans" and "A Final Step" – and the CD features 16 other tracks, all titled "Blue Jeans". CD
(Limited edition.)

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Final SolutionBrotherman ... CD
Numero, 1975. New Copy ... $7.99 16.98
A never-heard soundtrack for a never-seen film – and a record that's every bit as funky as better-known sets from the blacksploitation era! Final Solution were a small time group from Chicago's west side in the 70s, but on this wicked little soundtrack they sparkle just as brightly as Isaac Hayes, Willie Hutch, Curtis Mayfield, or any of our favorite soundtrack soul artists from the time – working in a really righteous approach to soul with lots of heavy rhythms on the bottom and rumbling bass in the mix – so that even when the tunes are mellow, there's still a bold, brash sort of power to the set! The vocals are mostly delivered in harmony style, again with a nice edge – a bit like The Impressions work on Three The Hard Way, but with more of an indie soul feel overall, given the production circumstances. Once again, our hats are off to Numero for unearthing this gem – and as usual, the full tale of the group, the movie, and the music is told at length in the accompanying 16 page booklet! Titles include "Brotherman", "Never Coming Back Again", "I Don't Care", "Girl In My Life", "Gotta Get Through To You", "One Day", "I'm Ready For Love", "Theme From Brotherman", "No Place To Run", and "We Can Work It Out". CD
(Includes a bonus Numero Trading card too!)

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Tommy FlanaganAlone Too Long ... CD
Denon (Japan), 1977. Used ... $11.99
Warm and lyrical solo piano work from Tommy Flanagan – a Japanese only session from the mid 70s, and one of the first of a long run of well-produced dates that Flanagan would do for that market! The format's even more intimate than the relaxed setting of some of Tommy's American dates of the time – and there's some soulfully ringing tones from the piano throughout, that beautiful balance that Flangan always brought to his best recordings. The sound is excellent – and titles include "Like A Butterfly", "Alone Too Long", "Parisian Thorougfare", "Strollin", and "Maybe September". CD
(Out of print.)

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Michael FormanekWide Open Spaces ... CD
Enja, 1990. Used ... $7.99
With Greg Osby on alto and soprano saxes, Mark Feldman on violin, Wayne Krantz on guitar, and Jeff Hirshfield on drums. CD
(Booklet has a cutout hole.)

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Aretha FranklinAmazing Grace – The Complete Recordings ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino, 1972. Used 2 CDs ... $24.99
A legendary album – one that has Aretha Franklin returning to her roots in gospel music – but working with all the strength and power that Atlantic Records had to offer! From early years recording as a young voice alongside her father's congregation, Aretha has matured into a hell of a lead singer – and really knocks it out of the park here alongside the mighty James Cleveland, and the Southern California Community Choir! While it might have been nice to record the set back home in Detroit, the California setting for the material works perfectly to elevate Franklin to a special place in the heavens – tying together her heritage in beautiful ways, and making for another great stride forward in her career during the 70s. One of the best ideas ever for a soul music concept album – with titles that include "Mary Don't You Weep", "How I Got Over", "Precious Memories", "Wholy Holy", "Never Grow Old", "Amazing Grace", and Climbing Higher Mountains". This package really expands past the original album – and adds in all these other tracks recorded during the proceedings, which were done over the course of two different nights in November of 1972 – with a mighty set of long tracks that quadrupalizes the original double album! CD
(Out of print, slipcover is included but has a small piece of clear tape covering a slight tear.)

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Dean FraserPumpin' Air ... LP
Island (UK), 1984. Very Good ... $4.99 9.99
Reggae reeds from Dean Fraser – with some nice Fender Rhodes and keyboard too – recorded at Dynamic Sounds and Aquarius, with titles htat include "Rent A Car", "Redemption Song", "Stop Look Listen", "For The Love Of You", "I'll Always Love You", and "His House & Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Jamaican Sonic Sound pressing. Vinyl has a mark that clicks on "For The Love Of You". Cover has some ringwear, heavy wear at the spine, and is bent a bit around the edges.)

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Fabio FrizziDelitto In Formula Uno ... LP
Beat (Italy), Early 80s. New Copy ... About October 15, 2022 (delayed)
Tomas Milian's the scruffy guy on the cover, and the light style of illustration lets you know that you're not in the spooky territory you might expect from Fabio Frizzi – but instead the kind of quickly-done comedy that was big business on the Italian scene of the 80s! With those films, the music was often the main glue holding the narrative together – and that's definitely the case here, as Frizzi's music is filled with catchy numbers that use electro rhythms and plenty of keyboards – playful and poppy, but with maybe a bit more thought than some of the dialogue on the screen! Back in the day, the original music was only issued as two tracks on a 7" single – but this package marks the full release of other tracks from the film, along with the cuts "Jolly Sax" and "You & I" – the latter with vocals by Tommie Babie! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Gloria GaynorNever Can Say Goodbye ... LP
MGM, 1975. Very Good+ ... $6.99
The start of a very successful run for Gloria Gaynor – a seminal bit of crossover 70s soul – one that perfectly linked the dancefloor with the airwaves, and managed to take on more than a few living rooms as well! Gloria's not entirely in full blown disco-diva mode yet, and works here with a soaring Philly-styled groove – of the sort you'd hear with groups like First Choice or Three Degrees – almost grounded a bit in earlier female soul, especially in the vocals and overall changes in the grooves – yet sparkled up plenty with some fuller, richer 70s arrangements. Those are handled by Norman Harris and Harold Wheeler – who do plenty to warm up the production by Meco – and the set includes the stunning 6 minute version of Gloria's big hit "Never Can Say Goodbye", plus "All I Need Is Your Sweet Lovin", "We Belong Together", "Real Good People", "Honey Bee", and "Reach Out I'll Be There". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ringwear, edge wear, and splitting in the top seam.)
 
 
 



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