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✨✧ ABCLook Of Love (parts 1, 2, 3, & 4) ... 12-inch
Neutron (UK), 1982. Near Mint- (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
This early import 12" single presents the tune in all its 4 part glory – complete with lots of production twists and turns from Trevor Horn, as well as impeccable string arrangements from Anne Dudley! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Four TopsComplete ABC/Dunhill Singles ... CD
ABC/Real Gone, Mid 70s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $22.99 23.99
You might normally associate the Four Tops with Motown – and the famous quartet certainly rose to fame in Detroit – yet during the 70s, the group also moved to ABC Records, where they cut some completely sublime material too! At some level, the move might have been warranted – as the Tops never got the same sort of special handling in later years that the Temptations were getting – and it's almost as if the move to ABC really helped the group open up and sound a lot more righteous for the 70s! Production on many numbers is by Dennis Lambert and Brian Potter – usually working with Steve Barri – and the sound is full and rich, but still a marvelous showcase for the lead vocals of Levi Stubbs, and the backing from the rest of the group. CD features 35 tracks in all – a fantastic introduction to these years – with titles that include "Keeper Of The Castle", "Are You Man Enough", "Am I My Brother's Keeper", "Inside A Brokenhearted Man", "Peace Of Mind", "Sweet Understanding Love", "Main Street People", "Ain't No Woman Like The One I've Got", "One Chain Don't Make No Prison", "Drive Me Out Of My Mind", "We All Gotta Stick Together", "This House", "Strung Out For Your Love", and "The Show Must Go On". CD

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William Klein/David CompnayWilliam Klein – ABC (hardcover) ... Book
Abrams, 2012. New Copy ... $11.99 40.00
A lavish examination of the work of William Klein – an important postwar photographer who moved into the worlds of film and graphics in the 60s – and left an indelible imprint on both the scenes in New York and Paris! The book offers up Klein's work in a few different slices – some relatively straight early black and white photographs, which are exceptional – then some shots in Tokyo, and a lot more in Paris – which get increasingly wilder as the 60s move on, and which lead up to a section on his films – including the classic Qui Est Vous Polly Magoo, and Mister Freedom, which also featured Serge Gainsbourg! There's other later work too – and the book is a mixture of black and white and color photos, printed on heavy paper – 182 pages, hardcover, and oversized. Book

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Lambert, Hendricks & RossSing A Song Of Basie (ABC pressing) ... LP
ABC, Late 50s. Very Good ... $1.99
One of the first albums ever by this legendary jazz vocal group! LHR do the incredible – and create a set of vocal renditions of standards by the Basie band, putting jazzy lyrics in to replace the instrumental solos, but keeping the same vibe as the original tracks. The sound and approach is amazing – and it's no wonder this record made them instant legends. Titles include "Down For The Count", "Fiesta In Blue", "Blues Backstage", and "It's Sand, Man!" LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some aging.)

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NightsNights (ABC pressing) ... LP
ABC, 1976. Near Mint- ... $4.99
An obscure vocal group that we know little about – but who have a strong harmony sound that reminds us of the best of the second wave of east coast groups from the mid 70s. HB Barnum produced the album, but it's got more of Philly sound than Barnum's older Detroit soul – with a mix of funky midtempo numbers and sweet ballads, the latter of which are the group's strongest suit. Pretty solid all the way through, with some well written sleepers hiding out. Titles include "Country Girl", "Love Knocked You Down", "Let There Be Love", "Hangin Tough", "Give It To The Needy, Not The Greedy", and "Lovers Can Never Be Friends". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp and light wear.)

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Sonny RollinsFreedom Suite (ABC) ... LP
Riverside, 1958. Very Good+ ... $11.99
A crucially important record in Sonny Rollins' career – one that had him breaking out of the straight bop sound, and emerging as a major power on the tenor sax – one with limitless creative power! The set features Rollins working with only drum and bass accompaniment – played by Max Roach and Oscar Pettiford, respectively – and the lack of piano or other horns gives Rollins a free space in which to work his magic, doing so incredibly on the album's "Freedom Suite", an extended piece that runs for nearly 20 minutes, and which pushes all conceptions of the tenor's ability to solo freely on record. The other side of the record features shorter tracks – "Shadow Waltz", "Someday I'll Find You", and "Will You Still Be Mine?" – blown with no less creativity. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and peeling in the bottom left corner from sticker removal.)

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VariousJazz Scene At ABC Paramount ... LP
ABC, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $1.99
A cool collection of work from the mid 50s jazz years at ABC – one put together as an introduction to the label, and which features some of the best tunes from the time! There's some mighty hip work on here – including "Night In Tunisia" by Vinnie Burke's String Jazz Quartet, "Reminiscent Blues" by Urbie Green, "Walkin" by Jackie & Roy, "Last Night When We Were Young" by Jimmy Raney, "I'm Beginning To See The Light" by Don Elliott, "Speculation" from Oscar Pettiford, "Stockholm Sweetnin" by Quincy Jones, "Quicker Blues" by Zoot Sims, and "The Peanut Vendor" by Candido. LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy black label pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Ray CharlesRay Charles Story (ABC) ... LP
ABC, 1970s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Roland AlphonsoABC Rocksteady (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Gay Feet/Doctor Bird (UK), 1968. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A great showcase for the instrumental talents of Jamaican saxophonist Roland Alphonso – one of the key players who helped transform the sound of the scene in the 60s! But despite Roland's name on the front, the album's more of a group affair overall – directed by Boris Gardinier, and also featuring wicked rocksteady work from Lyn Taitt on guitar and Aubrey Adams on Hammond – both musicians who get almost as much time in the spotlight as Alphonso himself! Titles include a nice noisy take on the Booker T & The MGs tune "Hip Hug Her" – plus "Narata", "Pure Soul", "Wild & Free", "Little Nut Tree", "That's Life", "Sad Song", and "ABC Rocksteady". PLUS, this 2CD version has a huge number of related bonus tracks – 43 more titles, all produced by Sonia Pottinger, many of which are on CD for the first time – tracks by The Gaylads, Melodians, Ken Boothe, Patsy, Glen & Dave, The Tennors, Junior Soul, The Conquerors, Al & The Vibrators, Roland Downer & Count Ossie, The Soul Lads, Johnny & The Attractions, Dermott Lynch, and many others. CD

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✨✧ Jackson 5ABC ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A seminal step forward for this legendary group – easily one of the greatest albums they ever cut! With ABC, the Jacksons are expanding their sound with the club-oriented grooves of the time – using Holland, Dozier, and Holland on many cuts, trying for a similar soaring groove as some of the trio's work on their own Invictus label. The move's actually a great one – as the maturing group has a strong adult harmony sound, the one that they would lean on more heavily during their years as The Jacksons, and which calls for much smoother arrangements than before. The record's got a surprisingly righteous, joyous sort of sound – and titles include "The Love You Save", "ABC", "One More Chance", "Never Had A Dream Come True", "I'll Bet You", "I Found That Girl", "La-La Means I Love You", "2-4-6-8", and "The You Folks". CD
(Part of the Motown Did It First Series!)
 
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John AddisonSmashing Time ... LP
ABC, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Mod 60s all the way – as the film stars Michael York, Rita Tushingham, and Lynn Redgrave! The score is by John Addison, and actually more than half of the numbers are vocal ones – featuring the girls singing in series of whimsical tunes that are sort of a 60s take on the Merry Old England style. There's a few nice mod numbers, though – including the really great "Day Out", which kind of tipples and soars in a nice way, sounding almost like a lost tune from El Records! Other tracks include "Carnaby Street", "While I'm Still Young", "New Clothes", "Jabberwock March", "Baby Don't Go", "Can't Help Laughing", and "Pie Fight". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and a small sticker.)

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Steve AlaimoSings & Swings ... LP
ABC, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has a small sticker on front and some wrinkles in the back paste-on.)

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Amazing Rhythm AcesBurning The Ballroom Down ... LP
ABC, 1978. Very Good+ ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the heavy inner sleeve. Cover has some wear, a cut corner and a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Bobby BlandGet On Down/Reflections In Blue ... CD
ABC/BGO (UK), 1975/1977. New Copy ... $8.99 16.99
A pair of ABC Records classics from Bobby Blue Bland – back to back on a single CD! First up is Get On Down – brilliant later work by Bobby Blue Bland – done with backings that are much fuller than on his earlier albums – a mixture of strings and horns that really expand the sound! That doesn't keep things from being soulful, though – as Bobby's in incredible form vocally, really rising to the occasion of the session with some of his best vocal performances of the decade. Great throughout – and one of his few true classic sessions after the early Duke years. Titles include "Today I Started Loving You Again", "I Take It On Home", "I Hate You", "If Fingerprints Showed Up On Skin", and "Too Far Gone". Reflections In Blue is a bit of a shift for Bobby Blue Bland – a record that picks up some slight touches of the disco generation, thanks to arrangements by Michael Omartin – but a record that, thanks to Bobby's fantastic vocals, still really stands out from the pack! The shift is a bit like the one that Johnnie Taylor was taking at the time – music that's still rooted in southern soul and blues, but which has some slight updates at a few points – but never in a way that's trying to put Bobby on the dancefloor at Studio 54! Instead, warmer keyboards, strings, and some well-crafted guitar lines are used in a few spots – while other tracks retain more of the horn-heavy arrangements that made his Duke Records material so great. Throughout it all, Bland is vocally fantastic – on titles that include "It Ain't The Real Thing", "The Soul Of A Man", "I Got The Same Old Blues", "Five Long Years", "It's All Over", and "If I Weren't A Gambler". CD

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Bobby Blue BlandHis California Album ... LP
ABC, 1973. Very Good ... $5.99
A nice little record from Bobby – quite different from his 60s sides for Duke/Peacock, and recorded in California (as you might guess from the title!) with a smoother more soulful approach. The style works well for Bobby – and kind of gave him a new lease on life during the 70s, as he mixed his rougher bluesy vocals with some hipper arrangements – still quite deep in soul, but with a compressed sound that creates a new mode of expression. Titles include "Goin Down Slow", "Up & Down World", "Help Me Through The Day", "Where Baby Went", "Friday The 13th Child", "This Time I'm Gone For Good", and "I've Got To Use My Imagination". LP, Vinyl record album

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Angelo BondBondage ... LP
ABC, 1975. Near Mint- ... $22.99
We've got to admit, we don't know much about Angelo Bond, but we've always had kind of a soft spot for this nice overlooked album of 70s soul tracks recorded for ABC. The arrangements are by McKinley Jackson and Paul Riser, and the tracks are a nice mix of 70s soul themes – with some political material and some soulful love tracks. Best cuts include "Reach For The Moon (Poor People)", "I Love You", "He Gained The World (But He Lost His Soul)", and "Man Can't Serve Two Masters". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still in the original shrinkwrap.)

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Albert BrooksComedy Minus One ... LP
ABC, 1973. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $9.99
Albert Brooks' famous takeoff on the Music Minus One series – and a cracker of a comedy record, too! In addition to the title gag – which even includes a script and mirror so you can be the co-star – the record also features Brooks' excellent "Another Kooky Krazy Kall", plus "Other Things", "Special Stereo Demonstration", and "Rewriting The National Anthem". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jimmy BuffettHavana Daydreamin' ... LP
ABC, 1976. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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CandidoCandido – Featuring Al Cohn ... LP
ABC, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $11.99
One of the jazziest Candido albums ever – a tight little 50s set that features the master congolero working with a small combo that includes Al Cohn on tenor, Dick Katz on piano, and Joe Puma on guitar! The sound is nice and stripped-down – bristling with a percussive approach to the grooves that really seems to inspire the soloists – especially Cohn, who's playing here with a tone that we didn't expect! The session jams along nicely throughout – and tracks include "Perdido", "Candi Bar", "Mambo Inn", "Candido's Camera", and "Indian Summer". LP, Vinyl record album
(Silver & maroon label pressing with deep groove. Cover has discoloration from age.)

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Ray CharlesGenius Hits The Road ... LP
ABC, 1960. Very Good- ... $6.99
A stunning standout from Ray Charles' years on ABC Records – and a set that brings in a bit of hard-swinging jazz to the country-styled groove Ray was hitting at the time! Backings are by Ralph Burns, who keeps things pretty hip – not as modern as some of his 50s charts for other singers, but with some great horns that cascade beautifully alongside Ray's raspy vocals in the lead. The "road" title leads to a bunch of travel-themed tunes – but that approach also yields one of Charles' biggest classics – his version of "Georgia On My Mind" – heard here amidst other tracks that include "New York's My Home", "Moonlight In Vermont", "Deep In The Heart Of Texas", "Blue Hawaii", "Carry Me Back To Old Virginny", "Alabamy Bound", and "Mississippi Mud". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove.)

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Ray CharlesModern Sounds In Country & Western Music – Vols 1 & 2 ... CD
ABC/Concord, 1962. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
Brilliant work throughout – both of Ray Charles' classic country albums on a single CD package! Volume one is the stuff of legends – and what seemed a silly idea at the time was true proof of Ray's genius – the most successful album of his career and a bona-fide number one hit that rode the charts for years and years! Ray's voice works perfectly with the material, and thanks to soulful arrangements by Gil Fuller, Marty Paich, and Gerald Wilson, the whole thing comes off to perfection. Titles include "You Don't Know Me", "I Can't Stop Lovin You", "Careless Love", "You Win Again", and "Worried Mind". Volume 2 is the second installment of one of Ray's greatest albums – and a landmark in the genre of country soul! As the title implies, Ray's singing a host of tunes best known from the country side of the spectrum – but he's working here with arrangements by LA jazzers Marty Paich and Gerald Wilson, to completely re-cast the tunes into the "modern sounds" mode promised in the title. The result is wonderful – a style that gave Ray's career a whole new boost, and a genre that was a perfect foil for his rich bluesy mode of singing. Titles include "No Letter Today", "Take These Chains From My Heart", "Teardrops In My Heart", "Making Believe", and "Hang Your Head In Shame". CD
Also available Modern Sounds In Country & Western Music – Vols 1 & 2 (180 gram pressing) ... LP 26.99

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Ray CharlesModern Sounds In Country & Western Music – Vols 1 & 2 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
ABC/Concord, 1962. New Copy 2LP ... $26.99 34.99
Brilliant work throughout – both of Ray Charles' classic country albums in a single package! Volume one is the stuff of legends – and what seemed a silly idea at the time was true proof of Ray's genius – the most successful album of his career and a bona-fide number one hit that rode the charts for years and years! Ray's voice works perfectly with the material, and thanks to soulful arrangements by Gil Fuller, Marty Paich, and Gerald Wilson, the whole thing comes off to perfection. Titles include "You Don't Know Me", "I Can't Stop Lovin You", "Careless Love", "You Win Again", and "Worried Mind". Volume 2 is the second installment of one of Ray's greatest albums – and a landmark in the genre of country soul! As the title implies, Ray's singing a host of tunes best known from the country side of the spectrum – but he's working here with arrangements by LA jazzers Marty Paich and Gerald Wilson, to completely re-cast the tunes into the "modern sounds" mode promised in the title. The result is wonderful – a style that gave Ray's career a whole new boost, and a genre that was a perfect foil for his rich bluesy mode of singing. Titles include "No Letter Today", "Take These Chains From My Heart", "Teardrops In My Heart", "Making Believe", and "Hang Your Head In Shame". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Modern Sounds In Country & Western Music – Vols 1 & 2 ... CD 14.99

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Ray CharlesVolcanic Action Of My Soul ... LP
Tangerine/ABC, 1971. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Roy ClarkIn Concert ... LP
ABC, 1976. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Roy Clark & Buck TrentPair Of Fives (Banjos That Is) ... LP
ABC, 1975. Very Good ... $0.99
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ColosseumThose Who Are About To Die Salute You ... LP
ABC/Dunhill, 1970. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $19.99
A jazz rock masterpiece from Colosseum – the kind of record that the British scene could do far far better than any American group at the time! The set is a sweet blend of late beat group grooving – using the heavy R&B-influenced guitar and organ styles of earlier years, and working them into a more open-ended, more improvisational approach that had a surprising amount of soul! Most cuts have vocals, but the instrumentation is what really dominates the set – especially on the sweet organ work from Dave Greenslade, and the always-great sax work by Dick Heckstall-Smith. Titles include the funky "Debut", and the cuts "Walking In The Park", "Plenty Hard Lick", "The Road She Walked Before", "Mandarin" and "Those About To Die". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label ABC/Dunhill pressing.)

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David Crosby & Graham NashWind On The Water ... LP
ABC, 1975. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing, including the lyric sleeve. Cover has a factory sticker.)

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✨✧ CrusadersThose Southern Knights ... LP
Blue Thumb/ABC, 1976. Sealed Gatefold ... $6.99
Apart from the title's terrible pun on the Glenn Campbell hit of the mid 70s, this album's a real treat – a very soulful batch of smooth funky jazz tunes by The Crusaders, who by this point have fully emerged to claim the throne of the pop soul jazz genre they virtually invented. The record's got razor-sharp production, which you'll hear perfectly in the album's jazz stepping hit "Keep That Same Old Feeling", one of the best tunes ever to come from the pen of Wayne Henderson, and a track that he recorded endlessly with other groups. Other tracks include "Feeling Funky", "Spiral", and "Til The Sun Shines". LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a hole in front.)

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✨✧ DellsNew Beginnings ... LP
ABC, 1978. Very Good+ ... $9.99
This Dells LP was cut around the time ABC was having some great luck with the Detroit soul of The Dramatics – so they brought the Dells over to Detroit to record, with production work by the likes of Al Perkins, George Clinton, and Eli Fontaine. The tunes have a smoother approach than the group's work at Chess/Cadet – but their vocals are still top notch, with that raspy soul quality that has made them sound consistently strong over the years, no matter what the setting. Includes versions of Clinton's "I Just Wanna Testify" and "All Your Goodies Are Gone" – plus the tracks "Cherish", "Tripped, Slipped, Stumbled & Fell". Lots of nice ballads! LP, Vinyl record album

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DeVol/Mack DavidKrakatoa – East Of Java ... LP
ABC, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A pretty sweet mid 60s disaster movie – filmed in Cinerama, and featuring an all-star cast that includes a great later Sal Mineo role! The music is lush and slightly sentimental – almost in a Rogers & Hammerstein mode, with South Pacific-y touches on the album's few vocal numbers. Barbara Werle sings the tunes "A Nice Old Fashioned Girl" and "Just Before Sunrise" – but the best number is the wonderful "East Of Java" title theme, sung by a male harmony group who's unfortunately unnamed on the cover! Other instrumental tunes are lush and mainstream soundtrack-ish – and titles are mostly variations on the 3 above-named songs. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear & a promo sticker.)

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Leo Diamond's OrchestraExciting Sounds From Romantic Places ... LP
ABC, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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Dixie CupsWhat Goes Up, Must Come Down/I'm Not The Kind Of Girl (To Marry) ... 7-inch
ABC/Paramount, 1965. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In an ABC Paramount sleeve. Label has some marker.)

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Kenny DorhamKenny Dorham & The Jazz Prophets Vol 1 ... LP
ABC, 1956. Near Mint- ... $34.99
A fantastic bit of lost hardbop – an obscure ABC album that has Kenny Dorham working with his Jazz Prophets group! The combo's a quintet with a unique lineup that includes Dick Katz on piano, JR Monterose on tenor, Sam Jones on bass, and Arthur Edgehill on drums – and the whole set's got an open-ended sort of approach that's much more like albums of the time on Blue Note or Savoy than it is the usually more staid ABC jazz sides of the 50s! Monterose and Dorham are fantastic, and really open up on the 5 tracks on the album – all of which are long enough to give the players plenty of room to blow. Probably one of the best jazz records ever recorded for ABC – with titles that include "The Prophet", "DX", "Tahitian Suite", and "Blues Elegante". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s Japanese pressing, with obi! Back cover has some light aging, but is nice overall.)

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Lamont DozierOut Here On My Own ... LP
ABC, 1973. Very Good ... $7.99
Fantastic soul from Lamont Dozier – his first LP as a solo artist, and one of the best debuts of the 70s! The record has a quality that's impossible to describe accurately – but it's kind of a post-Motown full-on approach to soul that mixes strings, piano, and that wall of sound groove that was one of Dozier's biggest contributions to the Motor City. Surprisingly, the album's produced by McKinley Jackson – leader of The Politicians, who provided regular backing for Dozier's HDH productions of the time. The real strength, though, is Dozier's voice – which is produced here in a compressed way that brings up the better raspy qualities of his style, juxtaposing them with the tightness of the arrangements in a mode that's similar to Bobby Womack's work of the time. However, Dozier's songwriting is way way better than Womack's by this point – and the album's filled with anthemic soul cuts like "Fish Aint' Bitin", "Out Here On My Own", "Take Off Your Make Up", "Trying To Hold Onto My Woman", and "Let Me Make Love To You". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ferrante & TeicherThemes From Broadway Shows ... LP
ABC/Paramount, 1960. Very Good+ ... $5.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing.)

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Eydie GormeGorme Sings Showstoppers ... LP
ABC, 1959. Very Good- ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has a center split in the bottom seam.)

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Eydie GormeOn Stage ... LP
ABC, Early 60s. Very Good ... $2.99
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Dirk HamiltonYou Can Sing On The Left Or Bark On The Right ... LP
ABC, 1976. Sealed Gatefold ... $6.99
A record with a gimmicky title and cover, but a real overlooked gem from mid 70s ABC Records – handled with sublime care in the studio from producer Gary Katz, engineer Roger Nichols, and a host of session players who worked on some of the Steely Dan records of the time! Yet Dirk Hamilton's approach here is quite different than some of the smoother projects of the period – as the singer's got a nice sort of rasp to his style that would have been right at home in a redneck rock mode, but which really sounds even better, and a lot more unique here – alongside these perfect instrumental flourishes that underscore his vocals in just the right way – never overwhelming them, but giving them the sort of direction that really knocks the record out of the park. All tunes are originals, and really beautifully penned in this sophisticated, post-Dylan mode – on titles that include "She Don't Squash Bugs", "Little Big Time Man", "Wasn't That One Night Good", "The Sweet Forever", "Waterfall", and "When She Kiss Ya Like She Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed, but shrinkwrap is open a bit. Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ John HandyHard Work ... LP
ABC, 1976. Near Mint- ... $2.99
The biggest moment ever for saxophonist John Handy – an album that crossed over big, thanks to a tremendously funky title cut! Handy first rose to fame back in the 60s – playing modernist jazz with Charlies Mingus, and opening up on his own in a stretch of great albums that evolved from hardbop, to modal jazz, to some even freer world jazz experiments in the 70s. Here, though, he's back in very soulful territory – working in a combo that has keyboards and guitar, and plenty of grooves that are somewhere in a space between early 70s CTI/Kudu and similar dates on Cadet or Prestige Records! The style's a great balance of modes – and although electric, the album's never too smooth – thanks to relatively small instrumentation on most numbers, and an approach that still lets most of the energy come from the interaction of the core group members. Players include Hotep Cecil Barnard on keyboards, Mike Hoffman on guitar, Chuck Rainey on bass, and James Gadson on drums – and Handy plays both alto and tenor, and even sings a bit on a few cuts. Titles include the JBs-styled "Hard Work", plus "Afro Wiggle", "Didn't I Tell You", "Love For Brother Jack", "You Don't Know", and "Young Enough To Dream". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Wayne HendersonBig Daddy's Place ... LP
ABC, 1977. Very Good+ ... $4.99
After working for years in the Crusaders, then honing his production skills with excellent work for Fantasy and Mercury, Wayne Henderson put out this album of his own, which drew on a lot of the work he'd been doing during the mid 70s. The album's a showcase for his At Home productions team, and it features work by Bobby Lyle, Roland Bautista, Ronnie Laws, and others. Henderson plays trombone, but he also gets in the way a bit with some hipster vocalizing that doesn't quite work. Titles include "Lady Bug", "Foot Stompin Music", "I'm Staying Forever", and a version of the great stepper "Keep On Keepin On". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a small center split in the spine.)

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✨✧ John Lee HookerFree Beer & Chicken ... LP
ABC, 1974. Near Mint- ... $59.99
Fantastic stuff from John Lee Hooker, and a record that's unlike any other he's ever done! The groove is very hard and funky, with tight drumbreaks and excellent basslines that you'd hardly expect to find on an album by a blues artist – jamming around with a tight groove that really makes us love the record! The guitar on the set is wonderfully scratchy – ripping up and down over heavy drums, with some nice horn touches to flesh the sound up – and wicked vocals from Hook that give the whole set a nice and nasty feel! The best cuts include "Make It Funky", "713 Blues", "714 Blues", and "Bluebird" – and the record's got some very nice breaks! LP, Vinyl record album
(White label stereo/quad promo.)

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✨✧ John Lee HookerLive At Soledad Prison ... LP
ABC, 1972. Very Good+ ... $29.99
One of the roughest, rawest John Lee Hooker albums from the ABC years – a live recording done at Soledad Prison in California! The set features vocals both by Hooker and his son – and instrumentation includes Luther Tucker and Charlie Grimes playing additional guitar next to John, plus Fender bass from Lex Silver, and drums from Ken Swank. The crowd is clearly into the recording quite a bit – going nicely wild at all the right points – and titles include "Superlover", "I'm Your Crosscut Saw", "What's The Matter Baby", "Boogie Everywhere I Go", and "Bang Bang Bang Bang". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a promo sticker.)

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✨✧ John Lee HookerNever Get Out Of These Blues Alive ... LP
ABC, 1972. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
A wicked little album that has John Lee Hooker recording in San Francisco with a bunch of the other funky talents gracing the ABC/Impulse label at the time! Like other Bay Area work of the time, there's a nicely messed-up feel to the whole session – and plenty of funky moments bubble up from the bottom, thanks to a lineup that features Clifford Coulter on keyboards, Mel Brown on guitar, and Michael White on violin! More standard bluesmen on the date include Charlie Musselwhite on harmonica, Robert Hooker on electric piano, and Elvin Biship on slide guitar – and titles include "Hit The Road", "Boogie With The Hook", "Letter To My Baby", and "TB Sheets". Van Morrison also duets with Hooker on the title track – "Never Get Out Of These Blues Alive". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Kenyon Hopkins/Creed TaylorSound Of New York – Music-Sound Portrait ... LP
ABC/Paramount, 1959. Very Good Gatefold ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove.)

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ImpressionsKeep On Pushing ... LP
ABC, 1964. Very Good ... $24.99
There's no need for The Impressions to push from behind – because with a record like this, they're very firmly in the driver's seat! The album's a treasure through and through – one of the greatest documents of 60s soul from the Chicago scene – filled with sublime original compositions by a young Curtis Mayfield, set to great arrangements from the legendary Johnny Pate! The sound here is immaculate – a groove that's slightly stepping, gently lilting – just enough to get things moving, but with plenty of care not to smother the fragile harmonies of the group. And as on other of the best ABC albums by The Impressions, there's not a hint of filler here – just one great track after another, with titles that include "Amen", "I Made A Mistake", "Don't Let It Hide", "Keep On Pushing", "Somebody Help Me", "Long Long Winter", and "I've Been Trying". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing with Bell Sound stamp. Cover has a hype sticker.)

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ImpressionsNever Ending Impressions ... LP
ABC, 1964. Very Good- ... $4.99
A major winner from The Impressions! Virtually all of their material for ABC was excellent – and this LP is no exception, as it's got loads of original Curtis Mayfield compositions, and plenty of great arrangements by Chicago soul legend Johnny Pate. The group is extremely soulful at this point – and they sound great on just about every cut. Titles include "Ten To One", "I'm So Proud", "Sister Love", "Little Boy Blue", "Girl You Don't Know Me", "I Gotta Keep Movin", and "A Woman Who Loves Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing. Cover has a split bottom seam, light wear, and some aging.)

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ImpressionsOne By One ... LP
ABC, 1965. Very Good ... $19.99
Classic 60s Impressions material, with the legendary lineup firmly in place, and the great Johnny Pate handling all arrangements – really giving them that sense of righteous power that pushed their music past a lot of the previous group soul sounds of the Chicago scene – with a sophistication in both the instrumentation and harmonies that's completely sublime! The album mixes Curtis Mayfield compositions – like "Lonely Man", "Just One Kiss From You", "Falling In Love With You" – with special Impressions' takes on tunes that include "My Prayer", "Without A Song", "Answer Me, My Love", "I Want To Be With You", and "Nature Boy", which the group does incredibly well. Proof that the Impressions could shine, whatever the setting! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with Bell Sound stamp. Cover has a large name in marker, a cutout hole, and some wear. Labels have a name in pen.)

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ImpressionsRidin' High ... LP
ABC, 1966. Very Good+ ... $24.99
The title and cover say it all – because The Impressions here are at the top of their game – riding high on a tremendous wave of soul, and soaring forth with a sense of pride and power few other groups could match! Maestro Johnny Pate is on board to handle the arrangements and production – and he helps Curtis Mayfield and the group reach a sound that's sophisticated throughout, but still retains a deeply personal sensibility. The harmonies are tremendous – never too sweet or too smooth, and always with that slightly fragile quality that made The Impressions one of the most human soul groups of their era. Nearly all the tunes are originals from Curtis – and titles include "Riding High", "Too Slow", "Man's Temptation", "I'm A Telling You", and "I Need To Belong To Someone". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Jackie & RoyFree & Easy ... LP
ABC, 1957. Very Good ... $14.99
One of the grooviest records ever by the wonderful vocal team of Jackie & Roy – a sweetly swinging 50s session, with great LA jazz backings from the orchestra of Bill Holman! There's a breezy vibe to the whole thing that's years ahead of its time – not pop harmony vocals, but an approach that's strongly rooted in jazz, but also loosened up from the strict vocalese of the bop singers too. The cover's got Jackie & Roy playing on a slide at the sea – and that free and easy image certainly sums up the feel of the music – a lightly playful blend of jazz vocalese, ballads, and strong duet numbers, all sung with the usual Jackie & Roy charm. The set includes some great tunes, too – including "Pent Up House", "Free & Easy", "So It's Spring", and "Aren't You Glad You're You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has wrinkles in the back paste-on.)

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Jackie & RoyGlory Of Love ... LP
ABC, 1956. Very Good ... $2.99
One of our favorite albums by the team of Jackie & Roy – a really special little set that features small combo backing, great tunes, and some of the best vocals of their early career! The album features Roy playing piano in a quartet with Barry Galbraith on guitar, Milt Hinton on bass, and Osie Johnson on drums – and there's a lightly jazzy feel to the whole set, one that really works well with the vocals from the pair. Jackie takes the lead on some numbers, but most have her and Roy singing duets – in that cool mix of scatting and lyrical interplay they do so well. Pretty groovy stuff – especially for the 50s – and titles include "Let's Get Away From It All", "You Inspire Me", "Where Did The Gentleman Go", "The Glory Of Love", "I Love You Real", and "Miz Margret". LP, Vinyl record album
(ABC/Paramount pressing with the deep groove. Cover has edge wear and seam splitting.)

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James GangJames Gang Rides Again ... LP
ABC, 1969. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Surprisingly funky at times – and beautifully produced, too! Titles include "Funk #49", "Woman", "The Bomber", "Closet Queen", "Thanks", "Ashes In The Rain & I", and "Tend My Garden". LP, Vinyl record album
(Later pressing with edited "Bomber Medley". Cover lists full length inside the gatefold.)

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Keith JarrettShades ... LP
ABC/Impulse, 1976. Very Good ... $5.99
A lost gem from Keith's "with horns" period – a quintet session from the mid 70s, recorded with a group that features Dewey Redman on tenor, plus Charlie Haden on bass, Paul Motian on drums and percussion, and Guilherme Franco on additional percussion. The feel is a bit straighter than Jarrett's excellent Death & The Flower set – as the tunes have a highly rhythmic component, and make good use of the extra percussion to create a flowing, organic groove. There's still a nice loose feel overall, though – almost a take on the loft jazz sound, especially at the moments when Jarrett goes a bit outside on piano. Titles include "Shades Of Jazz", "Southern Smiles", "Rose Petals", and "Diatribe". LP, Vinyl record album

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Johnny KeatingJohnny Keating's Favourite American Dances ... LP
ABC, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
An obscure American set from the great UK arranger Johnny Keating – with groovy tunes that include "Loop De Loo", "Mambo Martino", "The Creep", "The Balboa", and "Sweet & Gentle" – plus a few hokier tunes, given a nice Keating twist! Great cover too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with serrated edge and deep groove. Cover has light stains on front & back.)

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✨✧ BB KingBest Of BB King ... LP
ABC, 1960s/1970s. Very Good+ ... $8.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(80s MCA pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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BB KingHow Blue Can You Get/Please Accept My Love ... 7-inch
ABC, 1964. Near Mint- ... $7.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In an ABC Paramount sleeve.)

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BB KingIndianola Mississippi Seeds ... LP
ABC, 1970. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $14.99
BB King hips up his groove a bit here – picking up some of the crossover soul and rock touches used by contemporaries over at Chess/Cadet, and expanding his sound with a range of guests that include Leon Russell, Joe Walsh, and Carole King! Despite the presence of these bigger names, the set's very much in BB's own spirit – mostly focused on his vocals and guitar work, and still mostly including original compositions. A few tunes get nice and funky on the rhythms, although still very much in a blues-based way – and Jimmie Haskell contributes a few larger arrangements from time to time. Titles include "King's Special", "Until I'm Dead & Cold", "You're Still My Woman", "Hummingbird", "Go Underground", and "Chains & Things". LP, Vinyl record album

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BB KingLucille ... CD
ABC/Traffic, 1968. Used ... $4.99
One of the first records to feature BB King's famous guitar, Lucille, in the spotlight – an instrument he'd played for years, but which took on legendary status over the decades! The guitar's handled perfectly here by King – with a tone that still holds on to all the gritty edges of his early years, but which is also captured beautifully in the studio with top-shelf production – loud and clear, but never as commercial as on later records. The whole thing's wonderfully free of hoke – the material that made King a much-deserved star in the 60s – and the record features backing from Maxwell Davis on Hammond and Lloyd Glenn on piano. Titles include "Watch Yourself", "Lucille", "I Need Your Love", "Country Girl", and "You Move Me So". CD
(Digipack pressing – still sealed.)

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✨✧ BB KingTo Know You Is To Love You ... LP
ABC/MCA, 1973. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A set that has BB King teaming up with southern soul maestro Dave Crawford – an arranger/producer who helps BB find a whole new groove! Crawford's approach is wonderfully warm and soulful – almost a Hi Records sort of take on the music, which brings King's traditional blues into much fresher territory – an update of older Memphis modes, with a really great sound for the 70s. In addition to The Memphis Horns, there's also a bit of Philly help on the record too – thanks to Vince Montana's vibes, Norman Harris' guitar, Ron Kersey's keyboards, and Ronnie Baker's bass. Stevie Wonder makes a brief guest appearance on keyboards too – and titles include "Oh To Me", "Love", "Respect Yourself", "I Like To Live The Love", "Who Are You", "I Can't Leave", and "Thank You For Loving The Blues". LP, Vinyl record album

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Charles MannSay You Love Me Too ... LP
ABC, 1973. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Weird mix of Philly soul production with vocals that have more of a southern soul kind of feel to them. Charles' voice is nice and rich, and the tracks are arranged by Vince Montana & Norman Harris. Includes some nice ballads, and a few uptempo tracks, including a Philly version of Steely Dan's "Do It Again". Other titles include "Say You Love Me Too", "It's All Over", "Stop", "Be Real Black For Me", and "You Came Out Of Nowhere". LP, Vinyl record album
(Square logo pressing in the textured cover, with a small cutout hole, in great shape otherwise!)

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Guy MarksLoving You Has Made Me Bananas ... LP
ABC, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Mighty Clouds Of JoyIt's Time ... LP
ABC, 1974. Very Good ... $1.99
A landmark blend of gospel spirit and 70s soul – and one of the greatest moments ever from The Mighty Clouds Of Joy! Like so many other soul artists before them, these guys have voices that are steeped in the best traditions of gospel – but rather than giving up their roots and going secular, they just cut this set with the best Philly soul help of the time – arrangements from Wade Marcus, and a smoking Sigma Sound lineup that includes work from Norman Harris, Vince Montana, Bobby Eli, Ronnie Baker, and Earl Young – all of whom give the record the vibe of the best Philly International material from the time! Dave Crawford produced, but the set almost feels more Gamble & Huff than anything else – as the quintet's vocals really soar on tracks that include "Stoned World", "Time", "Mighty Cloud Of Joy", "The Master Plan", and "Heart Full Of Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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Andrew Voice OdomFarther On Down The Road ... LP
Bluesway/ABC, 1973. Sealed ... $9.99
Features a small group with Odom on vocals – plus Earl Hooker on guitar, and Johnny Walker on piano and organ! LP, Vinyl record album

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OrleansBefore The Dance ... LP
ABC, 1978. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has moisture stains and peeling along the bottom.)

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OrleansOrleans (1973) ... LP
ABC, 1973. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Freda PaynePayne & Pleasure ... CD
ABC/Reel Music, 1974. Used ... $11.99
Genius work from Freda Payne – a set recorded after her bigger fame years for Invictus/Hot Wax – but a record that's done with an even deeper feel overall! The album features some key contributions from Lamont Dozier – who wasn't credited on the original record, due to his continuing contract with HDH – and his bold, righteous approach in the studio is definitely felt here – as he gives Freda the same great groove he'd hit on his own ABC albums! As with those, McKinley Jackson handles the arrangements – which work perfectly with the punctuated groove of Dozier's production – and Payne really sparkles in the setting, stretching out with these magnificent vocals that go way beyond what you might expect. The tunes are impeccable – as well-written as those on other Dozier projects of the time – loads of original numbers that include "Didn't I Tell You", "It's Yours To Have", "I Get Carried Away", "Run For Your Life", "Shadows On The Wall", and "Don't Wanna Be Left Out" – plus versions of "A Song For You" and "I Won't Last A Day". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Payne & Pleasure ... LP 7.99

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Freda PaynePayne & Pleasure ... LP
ABC, 1974. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Genius work from Freda Payne – a set recorded after her bigger fame years for Invictus/Hot Wax – but a record that's done with an even deeper feel overall! The album features some key contributions from Lamont Dozier – who wasn't credited on the original record, due to his continuing contract with HDH – and his bold, righteous approach in the studio is definitely felt here – as he gives Freda the same great groove he'd hit on his own ABC albums! As with those, McKinley Jackson handles the arrangements – which work perfectly with the punctuated groove of Dozier's production – and Payne really sparkles in the setting, stretching out with these magnificent vocals that go way beyond what you might expect. The tunes are impeccable – as well-written as those on other Dozier projects of the time – loads of original numbers that include "Didn't I Tell You", "It's Yours To Have", "I Get Carried Away", "Run For Your Life", "Shadows On The Wall", and "Don't Wanna Be Left Out" – plus versions of "A Song For You" and "I Won't Last A Day". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, a small peel spot in the top corner, a cutout hole and a little marker on the back.)
Also available Payne & Pleasure ... CD 11.99

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Cousin Joe PleasantCousin Joe Of New Orleans ... LP
ABC/Bluesway, 1973. Very Good+ ... $2.99
A pretty rootsy album of blues – from New Orleans, of course! Joe plays piano and sings – and backing is by guitar, bass, and drums. Titles include "Juice On The Loose", "Beggin Woman", "Chicken La La Blues", "Barefoot Boy", and "Life's A One Way Ticket". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Nolan PorterNolan ... LP
ABC, 1972. Near Mint- ... $69.99
An obscure one – with some very catchy LA soul grooves, and some strange Carribbean soul elements running through the mix. Nolan's got a voice that's hard to describe – a bit fey, a bit dramatic, but also rootsy at the same time – and the overall presentation of the album's pretty hard to describe without playing it. There's elements of southern soul, West Indian rhythms, and sweet LA production, touched with slight bits of rock. Titles include "Groovin Out On Life", "Oh Baby", "Crazy Love", "If I Could Only Be Sure", "Work It Out In The Morning", and "I Like What You Give". LP, Vinyl record album

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Lloyd PriceMr Personality's 15 Hits ... LP
ABC, Late 50s/Early 60s. Very Good ... $4.99
A collection of Lloyd's biggest hits during his early years – 15 tracks that have plenty of New Orleans influences, yet which also define that unique quality that made Price one of the stand-along singers of his time! Includes hits like "Stagger Lee", "Personality", "Lady Luck", and "Lawdy Miss Clawdy" – plus "You Need Love", "I'm Gonna Get Married", "Never Let Me Go", and "Have You Ever Had The Blues?". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Della ReeseI Like It Like Dat! ... LP
ABC, 1965. Sealed ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Shrinkwrap has a hole in front. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Della ReeseOn Strings Of Blue ... LP
ABC, Mid 60s. Sealed ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Shrinkwrap is lightly shopworn, with a hole in front. Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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Terry ReidSeed Of Memory ... LP
ABC, 1976. Near Mint- ... $84.99
A bit later than Terry Reid's real classics, but also a surprisingly nice little record – even if the sound is different! Graham Nash produced, and the record has a style that mixes raspy vocals and acoustic guitar with some sweeter, smoother touches – almost an LA fantasy of country sounds, at a level that was being played out more commercially with bigger acts at the time – but which comes off in a more personal way here. Reid's songs and vocals are all quite strong, and titles include "The Frame", "Fooling You", "Seed Of Memory", "Faith To Arise", "To Be Treated Rite", and "Brave Awakening". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original US pressing, including the ABC inner sleeve and insert. Vinyl has cosmetic recycle marks. Cover has very light surface wear.)

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✨✧ Rufus featuring Chaka KhanRufusized ... LP
ABC, 1974. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $11.99
Funk, soul, jazz, and plenty more – all wrapped up into this 70s masterpiece from Rufus – the kind of record that not only never gets old, but which still has folks wondering how the group could have gotten things this perfect all these many years later! Chaka Khan and the group are in sublime formation here – tight, but never slick – sublimely soulful, but never in a way that sounds like they're trying to copy anyone else at all – always in this unique blend of all the best elements from all their favorit styles, fused into a fresh new sound that's completely Rufus-like all the way through! Titles include the incredible track "Stop On By", plus the instrumental "Rufusized", "I'm A Woman", "Somebody's Watching You", "Please Pardon Me (You Remind Me Of A Friend)", and "Right Is Right". LP, Vinyl record album
(Quadraphonic pressing in a gold border cover, with a cut corner.)

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Soft MachineSoft Machine Volume Two (clear vinyl pressing) ... LP
ABC/Sundazed, 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $23.99 24.99
Sublime early work from Robert Wyatt and crew – a psychedelic accented jazz rock classic that never gets old – and a visionary set that inspired a generation! The heavily fuzzy guitar sound is transcendent on Volume Two – with sudden jazzy changes, augmented by horns, and all done with a sly sense of humour for which the group doesn't get enough credit. The set's broken up into two different "concept" halves – and side one is "Rivmic Melodies" – and includes "Pataphysical Introduction", "A Concise British Alphabet", "Dada Was Here", and "Out Of Tunes". Side two is "Esther's Nose Job" – with the parts "Pig", "Fire Engine Passing With Bells Clanging", "Orange Skin Food", and "A Door Opens & Closes". Wyatt's on vocals and drums; Hugh Hopper is on bass, guitar, and alto; and Mike Ratledge plays some great Lowry and Hammond organ, plus a bit of harpsichord and flute! LP, Vinyl record album
(Clear vinyl pressed at RTI!)

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✨✧ Steely DanCan't Buy A Thrill ... LP
ABC, 1972. Very Good Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
The first album from Steely Dan, and already a leading light in the world of 70s rock! The album's got a bit less of the polish of later years, but is still filled with gems – the kind of tunes that nobody ever seemed to pen before, and which few other groups could match later – despite the countless legions who tried! There's less jazz too, but the guitars are all nice and strong – that sharp Skunk Baxter edge that helped get the group firmly onto the charts right away. Titles include "Do It Again", "Dirty Work", "Kings", "Midnite Cruiser", "Only A Fool Would Say That", "Reelin' In The Years", "Fire In The Hole", "Brooklyn (Owes The Charmer Under Me)", "Change Of The Guard", and "Turn That Heartbeat Over Again". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original gatefold pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Steely DanGreatest Hits ... LP
ABC, 1970s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
We've always considered Steely Dan one of the quintessential 70s "Album Oriented Rock" bands, in that all of there albums work so well as a whole, so the idea of a greatest hits collection doesn't exactly work for us. Still, taken out of context, these songs are still gems, and listening to them in sequence really lets you hear the groups progression from their intellectual rock roots to their later sophisticated jazz influenced style. 18 tracks in all: "Do It Again", "Reeling InThe Years", "My Old School", "Bodhisattva", "Show Biz Kids", "East St Louis Toodle Oo", "Rikki Don't Lose That Number", "Pretzel Logic", "Any Major Dude", "Here At The Western World", "Black Friday", "Bad Sneakers", "Doctor Wu", "Haitian Divorce", "Kid Charlemagne", "The Fez", "Peg" and "Josie". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing with a gold promo stamp.)

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

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Creed Taylor OrchestraShock – Music In Hi Fi ... LP
ABC, 1958. Very Good+ ... $24.99
Very cool work from Creed Taylor – material cut when he was still a bandleader, and hadn't yet evolved into the role of super-producer! The session's a long way from the CTI sound of the 70s – and instead has Creed playing some very spooky stuff – compositions by Kenyon Hopkins that have a horror sort of theme – dark little tunes that would be a perfect soundtrack for a haunted house! The core instrumentation is jazz-based, but augmented with some great other touches as well – and there's two female voices that scream, groan, and make other odd noises on the record from time to time. Titles include "The Long Walk", "Jungle Fever", "Heartbeat", "Haunted House", "In Bedlam", "Time Runs Out", and "The Secret". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has worn corners and some aging.)

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Lucky ThompsonLucky Thompson Featuring Oscar Pettiford Vol 2 ... LP
ABC, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $9.99
One of Lucky Thompson's best American albums of the 50s – a killer set that features him and Oscar Pettiford working in both quintet and trio formats! The quintet sides add in Jimmy Cleveland on trombone, Don Abney on piano, and Osie Johnson on bass – all grooving in a tight sort of post-swing approach that lets in plenty of room for Lucky's tenor – but even better are the trio sides, which feature Lucky, Oscar, and the guitar of Skeeter Best – setting up a spare, drum-less sound that really lets Lucky open up like we've never heard before! Great stuff throughout – with actually more trio tracks than quintet ones – and titles include "NR #2", "Once There Was", "Good Luck", "Mister Man", and "Little Tenderfoot". All titles on the album are by Lucky, too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label ABC-Paramount pressing with deep groove. Cover has some gloss peel at the opening.)

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Three Dog NightGolden Bisquits ... LP
ABC/Dunhill, 1971. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $4.99
Includes "One", "Mama Told Me Not To Come", "Easy To Be Hard", "Out In The Country", and "Eli's Coming". LP, Vinyl record album
(Record club pressing. Fold-out panel is intact, but with some splitting at the bottom.)

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Three Dog NightHard Labor ... LP
ABC, 1974. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(With the fold-out file intact! Cover has light wear.)

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Josh WhiteJosh White Stories Vol 2 ... LP
ABC/Paramount, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear, aging, and a small sticker on back.)

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Bobby WhitlockRaw Velvet ... LP
Dunhill/ABC, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Bobby Whitlock really comes into his own here – working in a style that's tighter and more confident than his debut – yet which is also still drenched in all the best southern styles of his roots! Production is rich, but never too commercial – and the album shows some of the growth in roots rock that was taking place with other acts of the same nature at the time – a space that's not far from The Band or Little Feat, but which also echoes more of Whitlock's Tennessee background overall. Eric Clapton plays on one track – and titles include "Tell The Truth", "Write You A Letter", "Hello LA Bye Bye Birmingham", "Think About It", "Satisfied", and "Dearest I Wonder". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the textured cover, with a small cutout hole.)

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Richard Popcorn WylieExtrasensory Perception ... CD
ABC/Dusty Groove, 1974. Used ... $5.99
Majestic music from the mighty Popcorn Wylie – the Detroit soul legend best known for his work in the 60s, but an artist who really shines on this rare 70s set for ABC! The album was done during the same stretch as Lamont Dozier's ABC work – and like those records, this set features killer arrangements and production from McKinley Jackson – who updates an older Detroit groove strongly, while still keeping all the real soul elements of Popcorn's music intact! Dozier helped a bit on some of the tunes, and the whole thing's got a soaring, joyous feel that's really wonderful – uptempo without being uptight, positive without sounding hokey, and perfectly in a unique space that's all its own. Gene Page and Paul Riser throw in a bit of soul on some tracks too – sweetening things up with just the right touches of strings and horns – and Popcorn's vocals are great, especially on some of the more hauntingly-constructed tunes. Titles include the massive "ESP", which begins with an echoey breakbeat, then rolls into a great hook – plus "Trust In Me", "How Did I Lose You", "Georgia's After Hours", "Lost Time", "I Can Take The World On With You", "Both Ends Against The Middle", and "Singing About You And Me". CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousAdventures In Paradise ... LP
ABC/Paramount, 1960. Very Good ... $8.99
With Alfred Apaka, Roy Smeck, Terorotua & His Tahitians, and The Islanders. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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VariousFull Color Fidelity Jazz EP ... 7-inch
ABC/Paramount, Mid/Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Promo EP featuring snippets from ABC releases by Quincy Jones, Jackie & Roy, Zoot Sims, Don Elliott, Oscar Pettiford, Billy Taylor, and more. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in an ABC-Paramount sleeve, with some tears at the opening.)

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✨✧ Amazing Rhythm AcesToo Stuffed To Jump ... LP
ABC, 1976. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ CandidoCandido In Indigo ... LP
ABC, Late 50s. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Candido cut sooo many great Latin records over the years, spanning a wide range of styles, we have a hard time deciding which we love the best. We like to think this may be his best album from the early part of his career, specifically because it features the master conga player amidst a tight jazz lineup, who leave him plenty of room to solo and just plain get down doing his thing. Dick Hyman's on organ, Joe Puma's on guitar, and Ernie Royal's on trumpet, with George Duvivier and Charlie Persip in the rhythm section. 8 tracks in all, including "Afro Blue", "Caravan", "Softly But Blue", "Blue Lou", "Blue Prelude", "Bongo Baby", "Blue Dirge" and "Candido Cocktail". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ Ray CharlesHave A Smile With Me ... LP
ABC/Paramount, 1964. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing.)

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✨✧ Ray CharlesI'm All Yours Baby ... LP
ABC/Tangerine, Late 60s. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light aging.)

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✨✧ Ray CharlesSweet & Sour Tears ... LP
ABC, 1964. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Easily one of the best Ray Charles albums on ABC – if not one of the best Ray Charles albums of all-time. Ray's in his C&W mode here, but it's a bit more restrained than on other LPs, and is replaced here by a sophisticated style that works perfectly with his heartbreaking voice. Proof that Ray knew what he was doing when he said that he didn't want to cut any more crazy R&B records! Titles include "Teardrops From My Eyes", "Cry", "A Tear Fell", "You've Got Me Crying Again", and "I Cried For You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing.)

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✨✧ Danny CoxDanny Cox ... LP
ABC/Dunhill, 1971. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Stoner soul from Danny Cox – with elements of folk, rock, and Bay Area funk running through the mix. Danny gets help from Merl Saunders on organ and piano, and the set features horns by Tower Of Power and backing vocals from Walter and Tramaine Hawkins. Titles include "Train Song", "It's You", "Mojo Gypsy Woman", "Poland Pay", "Ollie Brown", "Shine On", "Electric Blanket Mama", and "A Question Of Balance". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ David Crosby & Graham NashWhistling Down The Wire ... LP
ABC, 1976. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(In the textured cover, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Ferrante & TeicherHeavenly Sounds In Hi Fi ... LP
ABC, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the best non-Winchester albums from the team of Ferrante & Teicher – not as crazy as some of their work, but still with some good elements of the piano trickery that made them famous. Titles include "Out Of This World", "East Of The Sun", "Over The Rainbow", "Stars In My Eyes", and "Stella By Starlight". Also features the original tracks "Serenade To A Star" and "Beyond The Moon". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing. Cover has light wear and some aging.)

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✨✧ Four TopsNight Lights Harmony ... LP
ABC, 1975. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Proof that the Four Tops on ABC was always a good thing – and an overlooked gem that shows the group still working at a higher level than most of their 70s soul contemporaries! The sound here has definitely moved away from the Motown years – into a smoother, sweeter CA groove – with great arrangements by Michael Omartin that wrap up the voices in a lush, warm midtempo mode – yet still let the harmonies come out beautifully. Group member Lawrence Payton Jr co-produced the set with Steve Barri, and also co-wrote most of the songs – and titles include "Is This The Price", "We All Gotta Stick Together", "I've Got What You Need", "I Can't Hold On Much Longer", "Let Me Know The Truth", and "Seven Lonely Nights". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has some wear, unglued seams, and a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Eydie GormeEydie Gorme Vamps The Roaring 20s ... LP
ABC, 1958. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A surprisingly great album from Eydie Gorme – quite different than you might expect from the cover! Normally, we'd cringe at the idea of a "roaring 20s" set of tunes – but Eydie really does a great job with the material – taking tunes from a few decades before, and reworking them with a more modern, jazz-based approach – done with plenty of help on backings from Don Costa! Gorme's young vocals are great with the material – and the set features some surprisingly nice versions of "I Wanna Be Loved By You", "When The Red Red Robin Comes Bob Bob Bobbin Along", "Button Up Your Overcoat", "Chicago", and "Singin In The Rain" – plus "Let's Do It", "My Buddy", and "My Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Johnny HartmanI Love Everybody ... LP
ABC, Mid 60s. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the coolest records ever by Johnny Hartman! Unlike his other mellow jazz vocal albums, this one's got a swinging batch of large group backings – handled by Oliver Nelson and Jack Pleis – and one in a way that really brings out a whole new side of Johnny, a very entertaining side that you never get to hear on his more sleepy standard albums. Proof of this is the excellent version of "Girl Talk" on the record, which starts with a cool little monologue about how much ladies like to talk on the phone! Other tracks include "Go Away", "If I Had You", "Old Black Magic", "Today I Love Everybody", and "T'Aint No Need". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Johnny Hartman with Oliver NelsonI Love Everybody (I Love Everybody/I Thought About You) ... CD
ABC/Roost/Gambit (Spain), 1958/1966. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
2 lesser-known sessions by singer Johnny Hartman – back to back on one CD! First up are 11 tracks from the ABC album I Love Everybody – recorded in 1966, and one of the coolest records ever by Johnny Hartman! Unlike his other mellow jazz vocal albums, this one's got a swinging batch of large group backings – handled by Oliver Nelson and Jack Pleis – and one in a way that really brings out a whole new side of Johnny, a very entertaining side that you never get to hear on his more sleepy standard albums. Proof of this is the excellent version of "Girl Talk" on the record, which starts with a cool little monologue about how much ladies like to talk on the phone! Other tracks include "Go Away", "If I Had You", "Old Black Magic", "Today I Love Everybody", and "T'Aint No Need". Next up is the album I Thought About You – recorded in the years before Johnny Hartman's more famous Impulse recordings, and with a mellower, lusher sound that casts his incredible vocals in a warm romantic setting! The orchestrations are by the little-known Rudy Traylor, and have a full feel that's similar to other Roost and Roulette vocal sessions of the time. Johnny serves up a sad-tinged batch of tunes that includes "Little Girl Blue", "But Beautiful", "Long Ago & Far Away", "I Should Care", "To Each His Own", and "How Long Has This Been Going On". 23 tracks in all! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ ImpressionsVersatile Impressions ... LP
ABC, 1969. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Less Curtis Mayfield tunes than usual – but the record still sounds great! The arrangements are by Johnny Pate, who handled the group's best work of the 60s – and he gives all the material a great sound that perfectly matches the smooth raspy harmonies of the trio. Curtis contributed the song "Don't Cry My Love", Pate wrote "Oo You're A Livin Doll", and other tunes include "East Of Java", "Sermonette", "The Look Of Love", and "Just Before Sunrise". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring & edge wear and a bumped corner.)

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✨✧ ImpressionsWe're A Winner ... LP
ABC, 1968. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A new level of pride and power for The Impressions – as you might guess from the bold statement of the title track! It may seem hard to believe from the perspective of the 21st Century, but back in the mid 60s, a message like "We're A Winner" was quite a strong one – a new anthem of righteous identity that was one of the first truly political statements from a young Curtis Mayfield, and a great precursor of the genius to come in the 70s! But even at this early state, there's still plenty of genius going on – not just in Mayfield's sublime songwriting, but also in the harmonies of the group, and the beautiful treatment they get in the studio from arranger Johnny Pate. The album's one of their key classics from the ABC years – and titles include "We're A Winner", "Moonlight Shadows", "Nothing Can Stop Me", "I'm Gettin Ready", "Let Me Tell The World", and "Little Brown Boy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Canadian pressing on Sparton.)
 
 
 



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