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✨✧ Budd JohnsonYa Ya (Argo) ... LP
Argo, 1964. Very Good+ ... $14.99
One of the most soulful sessions ever cut by tenorist Budd Johnson – recorded with a cool combo that features Al Williams on some smoking Hammond – plus bass and drums. Lots of tracks are originals – and titles include the jazz dance groover "Ya Ya" – plus "Exotique", "Tag Along with Me", and "Big Al". LP, Vinyl record album
(Grey label pressing. Cover has a cutout hole and is stained and wrinkled on the bottom 3 inches.)

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VariousBest Of Argo Jazz ... LP
Argo, 1960s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Features work by Ahmad Jamal, Benny Golson & Art Farmer Jazztet, Al Grey, Lorez Alexandria, Buddy Rich, James Moody, Roland Kirk, and others! LP, Vinyl record album
(Grey label Argo pressing with deep groove. Cover has a small split on the bottom seam and some light wear.)

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✨✧ VariousListen Hear! - Essential Argo/Cadet Grooves ... CD
Charly (UK), Late 60s/1994. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Much more oddball soul cuts on this one than on the other Argo/Cadet comps, but the groove's still right in the pocket, and the tracks are still some of the best stuff you'll ever hear by Chicago geniuses from the late 60's! The set is filled with beautiful cuts that we hardly find on vinyl any more – and most of the stuff on here is still yet to be reissued elsewhere! Includes "Black Gold" by Phil Upchurch, "Les Fleur" by Ramsey Lewis, "Our Day Will Come" by Fontella Bass, "I'm High Again" by Bo Diddley, "The Hip Judge" by Pigmeat Markham, "Do What You Wanna" by Ramsey Lewis, "Timetable" by Harold Land, "Either Or" by Eddie Fisher, and "Hitch Hike" by Jean Dushon. CD
(Out of print.)
 
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BartokMusic For Strings, Percussion, & Celeste/Divertimento – Marriner/Academy Of St Martin In The Fields ... LP
Argo (UK), 1970. Near Mint- ... $8.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo UK pressing, with rectangular Argo label. Cover has gloss separation.)

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Milt BucknerPlease, Mr Organ Player ... LP
Argo, 1960. Very Good+ ... $2.99
One of the tighter sessions you'll ever find by Milt Bucker, but still one that has him playing with the open stop style that makes the organ all vibrato-y and shimmery. The group features James Campbell on alto, Reggie Boyd on guitar, and Richard Evans on bass – and the titles include "Sermonette", "Blue Prelude", "Long Gone", and "You're Lookin' Good". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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DaughertyMetropolis Symphony/Bizarro – David Zinman/Baltimore Symphony Orchestra ... CD
Argo, 1996. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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DeliusSea Drift/Florida Suite – Charles Mackerras/Orchestra & Chorus Of The Welsh National Opera ... CD
Argo (UK), 1991. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print. BMG Direct pressing.)

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✨✧ Kamal El Malakh/Ibrahim Ahmed/Gamal SalamaStory Of Tutankhamun ... LP
Argo (UK), 1978. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the booklet. Cover has a cutout notch and is slightly wavy near the opening.)

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Art FarmerArt (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Argo (Japan), 1960. Used ... $18.99
A beautiful album of understated brilliance – one of Art Farmer's early shifts into the sublime, and an easily-blown batch of trumpet tracks that always takes our breath away! There's a sense of relaxed freedom here that's really tremendous – a difference from some of Farmer's more arranged, or more hard-blown moments of the 50s – and a real move into notes that are airier and more open – almost effortless at times, and played like nobody else! The group's a quartet – with Tommy Flanagan on piano, Tommy Williams on bass, and Albert Heath on drums – and the tracks are all in the four to five minute range, with Art crafting lyrically soulful lines over the top. Titles include "Who Cares", "Out Of The Past", "Younger Than Springtime", "That Ole Devil Called Love", and "Goodbye Old Girl". CD
(Out of print.)


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Franck/MessiaenWorks For Organ – Choral No 2 In B Minor (Piece Heroique)/L'Ascension – Simon Preston ... LP
Argo (UK), 1962. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Teal box logo label pressing. Cover has some gloss wrinkles in front.)

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✨✧ GoehrPiano Trio Op 20/String Quartet No 2 Op 23 – Orion Trio/Allegri String Quartet ... LP
Argo (UK), 1973. Very Good+ ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Al GreyAl Grey/Billy Mitchell Sextet ... LP
Argo, 1961. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Fantastic work from trombonist Al Grey – a player who was really sounding at his best when working in this small combo mode with the fantastic tenoris Billy Mitchell! The album was presented by Metronome, and features a live performance at the Museum of Modern Art – one that has Grey and Mitchell adding in Ray Barretto for a slightly more percussive sound than usual. Tracks are lean, rootsy, and with a tight soul jazz approach that really lets Mitchell hit some of those great notes that make his tenor sound one of the great lost treasures of the 60s. Titles include "Wild Deuce", "Bantu", "Melba's Blues", "Home Fries", and "Bluish Grey". LP, Vinyl record album
(Gray label Argo pressing. Cover has a small stain at the bottom right corner.)

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Al Grey & The Basie WingLast Of The Big Plungers ... LP
Argo, 1959. Very Good ... $5.99
Basie-esque stuff by Al Grey, who made his name playing trombone in Basie's band. The group includes a lot of other Basie-ites, including Billy Mitchell, Joe Newman, and Benny Powell. The great Floyd Morris (one of Chicago's best talents of the time!) plays piano, and titles include "Bluish Grey", "The Elder", "Kenie-Konie", and "How Come You Do Me Like You Do". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Argo pressing with deep groove. Cover has wide tape along the top seam and bottom.)

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Johnny GriffinJG (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Argo/MCA (Japan), Late 50s. Used ... $12.99
Excellent early work by Johnny Griffin – a rare quartet session recorded in Chicago, with the same lineup (Junior Mance & Wilbur Ware) that appeared with on Ware's legendary Chicago Scene album! The tracks are straight-ahead quartet hardbop – short, but with great tenor work by Griffin – angular, imaginative, and really breaking out of tenor modes of the early 50s. Original titles include "Lollypop", "Satin Wrap", "Riff Raff", and "Bee-Ees" – and the group does some nice work on a few mellower ballads as well! CD
(Out of print, 1997 pressing – includes obi, which has some wear.)

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Red HoltLook Out!! Look Out!! ... LP
Argo, 1961. Very Good ... $14.99
A rare session as a leader from drummer Red Holt – cut at a time when he was making waves with the Ramsey Lewis Trio, and years before his work in Young Holt Unlimited! The record's got a really playful feel that points the way towards directions Holt would take later – a mix of soul jazz and more inventive arrangements that often put his drums at the forefront, and bend most elements of the tunes around the rhythms. Other members of the group are very well matched to follow Red's strong lead – and include regular partners Ramsey Lewis on piano and Eldee Young on bass – plus Floyd Martin on trombone, Roland Faulker on guitar, and the great, but little-known Wallace Burton on alto sax. Titles include "Look Out No 3", "Drum Drunk", "Soul Mist", "Little Liza Jane", and a cool take on "Ghost Riders". LP, Vinyl record album
(Grey label Argo pressing. Cover has a cutout hole, some wear, and aging.)

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Glenda JacksonMind Of Emily Dickinson ... LP
Argo (UK), 1976. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has price sticker remnants. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Ahmad JamalAhmad Jamal At The Blackhawk ... LP
Argo, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Jamal's recorded here live at the Blackhawk in San Francisco – a club that always gave a warm welcome to pianists of any nature. The trio features Israel Crosby on bass and Vernell Fournier on drums – and tracks include Jamal's own "Night Mist Blues", plus "The Best Thing For You", "April In Paris", "The Second Time Around", and "Like Someone In Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Argo pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear, aging, and call letters in pen on back.)

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Ahmad JamalCount 'Em 88 ... LP
Argo, 1956. Very Good ... $29.99
That's right, count 'em – 88 keys on the piano in all, and Ahmad does a pretty good job of hitting them all in this early album of piano virtuosity! The album's amazing – set the pace for a whole new generation of piano expressiveness, with a cool and earthy approach that also still has quite a bit of poise. The group features Walter Perkins on drums and Israel Crosby on bass – fantastic rhythm players both of them, giving the album a pulsating live that goes way beyond the simple format of the tunes! Titles include "Beat Out One", "Jim Love Sue", "Maryam", "Volga Boatman", and "Green Dolphin Street". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Argo pressing with deep groove.)

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Ahmad JamalJamal At The Penthouse ... LP
Argo, 1959. Very Good ... $9.99
A compelling title – as the record was recorded at Nola Penthouse Studios in New York, one of the hippest places to lay down tracks at the time – but the cover shows an image of the Playboy building in Chicago, famous from the TV show Playboy's Penthouse, Hugh Hefner's first foray into television! The actual music is equally compelling too – as the record is one of Ahmad's first non-trio sessions, and features some great larger arrangements from Joe Kennedy – backing the trio of Jamal, Vernel Fournier, and Israel Crosby with some light strings that create a wonderfully dreamy feel! Ahmad's piano glides along wonderfully in such a setting – set free a bit more than usual, and really sounding great on tracks that include "Ivy", "Comme Ci, Comme Ca", "Tangerine", "Never Never Land", "Ahmad's Blues", and "Seleritus". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and some aging.)

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Ahmad JamalJamal At The Pershing Vol 2 ... LP
Argo, 1958. Very Good ... $5.99
The part 2 to Jamal's classic Pershing set – But Not For Me – featuring more material from the same date, one of the most successful live piano recordings of the time! Jamal is quite at home in the setting – grooving with his trio of Israel Crosby on bass and Vernell Fournier on drums – on a set of tracks that includes "Billy Boy", "Too Late Now", "All The Things You Are", "My Funny Valentine", and "I'll Remember April". LP, Vinyl record album
(Grey label Argo pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Etta JamesI Worry Bout You/Two Sides (To Every Story) ... 7-inch
Argo, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Etta JamesQueen Of Soul (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Argo/Kent (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... $10.99 18.99
Queen of Soul is right! Heck, on these early albums, Etta practically invented soul – or at least invented a deep soul style of singing that would be taken up by countless other female singers during the 60s, but rarely matched with this kind of brilliance. Straight up beautiful stuff! The arrangements are uncredited, but we think they're probably by Riley Hampton – who did so much of Etta's other wonderful work in the early 60s. The recordings for sure took place at points between '62 and '64, mostly in Chicago, with couple in New York and one in Nashville. One other thing that is crystal clear about the sessions is that she had access to the very best musicians and the best sound possible – all you need is a listen to know that! The album's an all-solid, all-soul record with loads of obscure tunes and not a bit of filler! Titles include "Flight 101", "Bobby Is His Name", "Breaking Point", "Mello Fellow", "Do Right", and "Somewhere Out There". This first ever proper CD release is loaded with excellent bonus material – recordings from the same early-to-mid 60s period – 13 of them "You Got Me Where You Want Me", "Only Time Will Tell", "Pushover". "You Can't Talk To A Fool", "Would It Make Any Difference To You", "Pay Back", "Tomorrow Night", "I Can't Hold It Any More" and more. 23 tracks in all! CD

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✨✧ Hank JonesHere's Love ... LP
Argo, 1963. Very Good+ ... $29.99
A jazz version of Meredith Wilson's score to Here's Love – one of those musicals that actually seems to survive more in the ranks of jazz history than Broadway history – thanks to recordings like this, which pumped up the score a bit! The groove is nicely soulful – very much like other work on Argo Records at the time – and Hank Jones leads a group that includes Kenny Burrell on guitar, Milt Hinton on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums – all well matched players who really bring a lot to the date. Titles include "My Wish", "Dear Mister Santa Claus", "That Man Over There", "Arm In Arm", and "My State My Kansas My Home". LP, Vinyl record album
(Grey label Argo pressing with deep groove. Cover has some ring wear.)

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George KirbyReal George Kirby (George Kirby Sings) ... LP
Argo, 1965. Near Mint- ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has some surface wear and small call letters in pen on back.)

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LisztVariationen Angelus/Kirchliche Fest-Ouverture/Adagio Trauerode – Peter Playavsky ... LP
Argo (UK), 1975. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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MendelssohnSymphony No 3 Op 56 (Scottish)/Symphony No 4 Op 90 (Italian) – Neville Marriner/Academy Of St Martin In The Fields ... CD
Argo (UK), 1980. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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MessiaenLes Corps Glorieux/Le Banquet Celeste – Simon Preston ... LP
Argo (UK), 1970. Near Mint- ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Boxed Argo label stereo pressing! Cover has an unglued top seam and a few gloss bubbles.)

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MessiaenVisions De L'Amen – John Ogdon/Brenda Lucas ... LP
Argo (UK), 1971. Very Good ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light surface wear and an unglued top seam.)

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James MoodyJames Moody ... CD
Argo/Verve, 1959. Used ... $14.99
Great work from Moody's "second phase" – the post-Overbrook time in which he picks up the flute, drops a bit of the bop style, and starts working in a much more complicated style that showed that he had a hell of a lot of room to grow as an artist! This album's Moody's second for Argo – recorded in 1959, with help from the brilliant arranger Tom McIntosh. Players include Johnny Coles, Musa Kaleem, Gene Kee, and McIntosh – and the album features the first reading of Moody's famous "Darben The Redd Foxx", plus "Cookie", "RBQ", "Daahoud", and McIntosh's perennial favorite, "With Malice Toward None". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Oliver NelsonFantabulous ... LP
Argo, 1964. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
A cool cooker from Oliver Nelson – one of the few 60s albums he cut as a leader with the same sense of soul and swing as his backings for other players! The sound here is right up there with Nelson's work with Jimmy Smith over at Verve – soaring, soulful arrangements that sparkle in ways that few other arrangers could match – perfectly balanced between bold statements by the soloists and a tight ensemble feel overall! The players are all top-shelf – and include Phil Woods on alto sax, Jerome Richardson on flute and baritone, Robert Hashton on tenor, Art Hoyle on trumpet, and Patti Brown on piano – plus Nelson himself on alto, getting in a few key solos. The whole thing's wonderfully upbeat and joyous, but with a deeper sense of feeling too – and many titles are originals by Nelson, including "Hobo Flats", "Post No Bills", "Laz-ie Kate", "Teenie's Blues", and "Three Plus One". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo Argo pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Gene ShawBreak Through ... CD
Argo/Dusty Groove, 1962. Used ... Just Sold Out!
An amazing record – bold, proud, and soulful – a set that we'd easily rank with any classic early 60s session on Blue Note – and for good reason too! This rare date is the debut as a leader for trumpeter Gene Shaw – also known as Clarence Shaw in an earlier history of work with Charles Mingus – and it's an incredible blend of hardbop grooving with sharper-edged modern jazz ideals – an incredible blend that comes off beautifully on every track in the set! Shaw's probably best known for his late 50s work on the Charles Mingus albums Tijuana Moods, East Coasting, and Modern Jazz Symposium Of Music & Poetry – but after a famous fight with Mingus, Clarence "hid out" in Chicago and worked under the name of Gene – but soon made big waves on his own with tremendous work like this. (In the liner notes to the 1963 release of Tijuana Moods, in which Mingus says that he loved Shaw, but can't get in touch with him anymore!) Every aspect of the record is superb – from the writing, to the rhythm section, to the incredibly well blown solos from trumpeter Shaw and tenorist Sherman Morrison – who himself is another vastly-overlooked talent in jazz. The rest of the group features James Taylor on piano, Sidney Robinson on bass, and Bernard Martin on drums – a totally crackling rhythm section who give most tunes a snapping sort of groove! Most tracks are originals, and titles include "Autum Walk", "Six Bits", "The Thing", "It's A Long Way", "AD's Blues", "Marj", and "Our Tune". CD
(Out of print.)

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StainerCrucifixion – Lewis/Brannigan/Guest/Choir Of St John's College Cambridge ... LP
Argo (UK), 1962. Very Good+ ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(UK stereo pressing.)

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Sonny StittRearin Back (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Argo (Japan), 1962. Used ... $24.99
A great little groover from Sonny Stitt – blowing here with a very soulful group that features piano by soul jazz giant Ronnie Matthews! Matthews is at his prime here, and his heavy left-handed approach lays out some wonderful grooves for Stitt – crackling little tunes that are extra-great because they include a good number of original compositions by Sonny! The group's a quartet, with Sonny and Ronnie alongside Art Harper on bass and Lex Humphries on drums – and the session's got the great tone and inventive solo work of Stitt's best work on Roost, but also a more pronounced role from the rhythm section, who really help drive the record! Titles include "Rearin Back", "Cut Plug", "Queen", "Carpsie's Groove", and "Bunny R". CD
(Out of print, 2005 pressing – includes obi!)

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TchaikovskySerenade For Strings Op 48/Souvenir De Florence Op 70 – Neville Marriner/Accademy Of St Martin In The Fields ... LP
Argo (UK), 1969. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Oval logo stereo pressing.)

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TippettSecond Symphony – Colin Davis/London Symphony Orchestra ... LP
Argo (UK), 1968. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Box logo pressing, including the insert. Cover has unglued seams.)

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JRR Tolkien/Nicol WilliamsonHobbit ... LP
Argo, 1974. Very Good 4LP Box Set ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Missing the booklet. Box top has split corners and aging.)

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TurnageGreek – Quentin Hayes/Richard Suart/Fiona Kimm/Helen Charnock/Richard Bernas/Greek Ensemble ... CD
Argo (Germany), 1994. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Walton/Edith SitwellFacade – Peggy Ashcroft/Paul Scofield/William Walton/London Sinfonietta ... LP
Argo (UK), 1972. Near Mint- ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has top and bottom seams that have come unglued.)

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VariousMeditation On Christ's Nativity – Choir Of St John's College ... LP
Argo (UK), 1968. Very Good+ ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousTalking About Theatre ... LP
Argo (UK), 1962. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Interviews conducted by Walter Harris, with Noel Coward, Albert Finney, Peter Hall, Sean Kenny, Siobhan McKenna, Harold Pinter, Sybil Thorndike, Kennethy Tynan, and Peter Ustinov. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a vintage price sticker.)

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✨✧ Kenny BurrellNight At The Vanguard ... CD
Argo/Verve, 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A hip live date from Kenny Burrell – recorded with a trio that includes Richard Davis on bass and Roy Haynes on drums – both of whom help Kenny find a groove that's a bit lighter and more fluid than usual! The rhythms here are quite gentle, almost spare at times – and always touched with Haynes' great sense of lyricism. Kenny's guitar lines are right out front, freely flowing with plenty of warm chromatic hues, and styles that echo a bit more modernism than we've heard in other work of his from the late 50s. Titles include "Well You Needn't", "Trio", "All Night Long", and "Soft Winds". CD

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✨✧ Art Farmer & Benny Golson JazztetJazztet At Birdhouse ... LP
Argo, 1961. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the best albums ever by this crack soul jazz combo – the mighty Jazztet, an early 60s group led by Art Farmer and Benny Golson! The set was recorded in Chicago, and it features the group hard-grooving through some really well-arranged numbers – lively tunes with a snapping, in-the-pocket kind of groove, played with a lot more soul than you'd expect from either Golson or Farmer's solo albums. The rest of the group's great, too – and features Cedar Walton on piano, Tom McIntosh on trombone, and Albert Heath on drums. A few tracks are nice and long, and titles include "Farmer's Market", "Junction", "November Afternoon", and "Shutterbug". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 70s Japanese Victor pressing, MJ-1011, including the insert.)

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✨✧ HaydnPaukenmesse/Ave Regina – April Cantelo/Helen Watts/Robert Tear/Barry McDaniel/Choir Of St John's College Cambrige/Neville Marriner/Academy Of St Martin-In-The Fields ... LP
Argo (UK), 1970. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Box logo pressing. Cover has light wear and aging.)

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✨✧ Ahmad JamalComplete Live At The Pershing Lounge 1958 (But Not For Me/Jamal At The Pershing Vol 2) ... CD
Argo/Gambit (Spain), 1958. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Groundbreaking work from the legendary Ahmad Jamal – not just in his own career, but in live jazz in general! The album's a classic recording of Jamal's trio with Israel Crosby on bass and Vernell Fournier on drums – captured at the Pershing Lounge on the south side of Chicago, where Jamal was clearly wowing the crowd with his amazing talents on the piano. The groove here is sublimely fluid and soulful – clearly the next wave of expression on the piano in the 50s, and as important to the Chicago scene as Bill Evans was to that of New York at the time. The recording quality is wonderful – clear enough to capture the subtleties of Crosby's amazing bass, and the lightly tippling sound of Fournier's drums – and the CD features both volumes of this historic set, a total of 20 tracks in all. Titles include a classic extended reading of "Poinciana", plus "What's New", "But Not For Me", "Billy Boy", "All The Things You Are", "Woody N You", "It Might As Well Be Spring", "It's You Or No One", and "No Greater Love". Also features the bonus single version of "Poinciana". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Ahmad JamalHappy Moods ... LP
Argo, 1960. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A sprightly set from the Ahmad Jamal Trio – but also a record that's not as brightly colored as you might guess from the title, thanks to a nice undercurrent of darkness in the mix! Jamal's piano work is often nicely punctuated – perhaps living up to the "happy moods" promised on the cover – but the bass work of Israel Crosby and drums by Vernell Fournier are a lot more subtle – magical element that really makes the record sparkle with that unique Jamal-like approach to rhythm. Titles include "For All We Know", "Excerpt From The Blues", "Little Old Lady", "Pavanne", "Time On My Hands", "Raincheck", and "Rhumba No 2". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo blue label Argo pressing.)

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✨✧ Ramsey Lewis TrioBach To The Blues ... LP
Argo, 1964. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The title does a good enough job of summing up the range of styles that Ramsey and his trio would use to please the crowds during their countless engagements in the early 60s – taking tunes from a variety of settings, including classical, and infusing them with a soul jazz style dripping in blues, and bound to make any tune instantly likeable! The trio on the set is Ramsey's famous one with Eldee Young and Red Holt – and Richard Evans joins the group on bass on 2 tracks. Titles include "Dance Mystique", "Peace & Tranquility", "Sadness Done Come", "Travel On", "For The Love Of A Princess", and "Misty Days Lonely Nights". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Etta JamesQueen Of Soul (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Argo/Elemental (Spain), Early 60s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Queen of Soul is right! Heck, on these early albums, Etta practically invented soul – or at least invented a deep soul style of singing that would be taken up by countless other female singers during the 60s, but rarely matched with this kind of brilliance. Straight up beautiful stuff! The arrangements are uncredited, but we think they're probably by Riley Hampton – who did so much of Etta's other wonderful work in the early 60s. The recordings for sure took place at points between '62 and '64, mostly in Chicago, with couple in New York and one in Nashville. One other thing that is crystal clear about the sessions is that she had access to the very best musicians and the best sound possible – all you need is a listen to know that! The album's an all-solid, all-soul record with loads of obscure tunes and not a bit of filler! Titles include "Flight 101", "Bobby Is His Name", "Breaking Point", "Mello Fellow", "Do Right", and "Somewhere Out There". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Mike MainieriBlues On The Other Side ... LP
Argo, 1962. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
An early album by vibist Mike Mainieri – who later went on to do a lot of trippier albums in the late 60s. This one's a very nice quartet side with a straight feel, and was recorded for Chess/Argo in the early 60s, at Rudy Van Gelder's studio in New Jersey. The record is a lively mix of piano and vibes, with some nicely chromatic moments that hint at Mainieri's later work. Titles include "BR Blues", "Waltzin In & Out", and "Blues On The Other Side". LP, Vinyl record album
(Grey label Argo pressing with deep groove. Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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✨✧ PergolesiConcerti Armonici Nos 1-6 – Marriner/Academy Of St Martin In The Fields ... LP
Argo (UK), 1983. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Sam LazarOrgan Grooves (Space Flight/Playback/bonus tracks) ... CD
Argo/Jasmine (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A pair of Hammond jazz classics from organist Sam Lazar – back to back on a single CD, with rare bonus tracks too! First up is Space Flight – a tight batch of organ groovers with a raw R&B feel, recorded by the obscure St Louis organist Sam Lazar – with a very young Grant Green on guitar! The album's a bit different than Sam's other records for Argo – in that the tunes are all quite short, with a tight fast sound that's almost more R&B at times than jazz – a very unusual setting especially for Grant Green! The guitar is nice and loud – really racing to keep up with Lazar's fast work on the Hammond – and other members of the group include Willie Dixon on bass and Chauncey Williams on drums. Titles include "Mad Lad", "Space Flight", "Caramu", "Funky Blues", and "Big Willie". Playback is one of a few rare albums from Hammond player Sam Lazar – a lesser-known artist from the same searing generation as Baby Face Willette and Jack McDuff, but a musician who never full got his due! This record was done for the Argo side of Chess Records, and it's got a raw sound that's equal parts soul jazz and R&B – with Sam doing some great work on the keys, and the obscure tenorist Miller Brisker in the group too – a really great musician who works with lots of unique twists – and spurs Lazar onto new heights of playing, with maybe an even farther reach on the keys than his other albums. Lazar wrote most of the set, and the tracks include "Deep", "Fuzz Buzz", "S&S", "Scootin", and "Long Gone". A nice bit of soul jazz, with a deep rootsy sound all the way through! CD also features the bonus two-part 45rpm single of "Space Flight". CD
 
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✨✧ Gene Ammons & Sonny StittBoss Tenors ... CD
Verve, 1961. Used ... $4.99
Gene Ammons and Sonny Stitt go head to head in this classic album of tracks that perfectly captures the joy and fury of their live performances from years before! The record was cut in Chicago with a very hard rhythm section that includes John Houston on piano, Charles Williams on bass, and George Brown on drums – and it's way heavier than the usual Verve "meeting of the masters" session, and feels more like a record that should have been issued on Prestige or Argo. Both players are impeccable, and the solos stretch out for a long long very live time. Titles include "Blues Up & Down", "The One Before This", and "Counter Clockwise" – but these guys even groove amazingly on standards like "Autumn Leaves" and "No Greater Love". CD
(Out of print.)

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Ahmad JamalAhmad's Blues ... CD
Chess, 1958. Used ... $3.99
Features the full Ahmad Jamal album on Argo, plus tracks from Portfolio Of Ahmad Jamal! CD

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✨✧ Ahmad JamalInspiration ... LP
Cadet, Late 50s/1960s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $8.99
A 2LP set that collects some of Ahmad Jamal's best work for Argo and Chess – put together with a really wonderful selection of tunes! Some of the tracks feature Jamal in his standard trio format, especially caught live, which was always a success – but others feature larger backings, including strings, a touch of vocal chorus, and even one particularly excellent Latinized number done with Richard Evans! Titles include "New Rhumba", "Haitian Marketplace", "Invitation", "Star Eyes", "Night Mist Blues", "Gypsies In The Wind", "Dance To The Lady", "You Can Be Sure", "Poinciana", and "Ahmad's Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing. Cover has ring and edge wear.)

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Ahmad JamalPoinciana Revisisted – Ahmad Jamal At The Top ... CD
Impulse (Japan), 1968/1969. New Copy ... $22.99
Wonderful open-ended Ahmad Jamal music from the end of the 60s – and a set that really shows his growth as a player at the time! The "revisited" in the title refers to Jamal's earlier success on Argo records with a recording of "Poinciana" – one that forever made the tune his, thanks to a long-flowing approach that took the familiar standard, and turned it into the perfect foil for Jamal's expressive piano style. But the vibe here is very different – even more open than before, with a beautiful 9 minute reworking of the tune that's worth the price of admission alone! The trio features Jamil Sulieman on bass and Frank Gant on drums – and titles include "Poinciana", "Call Me", "Lament", "How Insensitive", and "Have You Met Miss Jones". CD
(Part of the "Impulse – The Masterworks" series! UHQCD pressing.)
Also available Poinciana Revisisted – Ahmad Jamal At The Top ... LP 11.99

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Ahmad JamalPoinciana Revisisted – Ahmad Jamal At The Top ... LP
Impulse, 1969. Very Good Gatefold ... $11.99
Wonderful open-ended Ahmad Jamal music from the end of the 60s – and a set that really shows his growth as a player at the time! The "revisited" in the title refers to Jamal's earlier success on Argo records with a recording of "Poinciana" – one that forever made the tune his, thanks to a long-flowing approach that took the familiar standard, and turned it into the perfect foil for Jamal's expressive piano style. But the vibe here is very different – even more open than before, with a beautiful 9 minute reworking of the tune that's worth the price of admission alone! The trio features Jamil Sulieman on bass and Frank Gant on drums – and titles include "Poinciana", "Call Me", "Lament", "How Insensitive", and "Have You Met Miss Jones". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing. Cover has some wear and a promo stamp.)
Also available Poinciana Revisisted – Ahmad Jamal At The Top ... CD 22.99

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Les McCann/Mitchell Ruff Trio20 Special Fingers – Much Les/Catbird Seat ... CD
32 Jazz, 1961/1968. Used 2 CDs ... $6.99
Two 60s jazz albums from Atlantic Records – back to back in a single set! Les McCann leads off with Much Les – a groovy set of late 60s soul jazz piano tunes – played by Les McCann in a swinging style that pre-dates his 70s funk work – and which also features him playing in a strictly instrumental setting! The core of the material is by Les' trio with Leroy Vinnegar on bass – but most tracks feature an expanded sound, either by adding Willie Bobo and Victor Pantoja on Latin percussion, or by backing the group with off-beat arrangements by the great William Fischer, whose talents had graced some of the best Atlantic jazz albums at the time! Titles include "Burnin Coal", "Doin That Thing", "Roberta", and a groovy version of "Love For Sale". On Catbird Seat, the usual duo of Dwike Mitchell and Willie Ruff is augmented by drummer Charlie Smith – in a mode that makes the set one of their strongest of the 60s! The format is essentially piano trio jazz – but handled with the pyrotechnic touches that the pair were known for – and with Smith's strong and light touch on the kit, the album at times has the feel of some Ahmad Jamal work for Argo. Includes a great version of "Con Alma", plus the tracks "The Catbird Seat", "So In Love", and "I'll Remember April". CD
(Out of print. Includes slipcase.)

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Osborne SmithWizardry Of Oz Smith ... LP
Capitol, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
An obscure session of bluesy work for Capitol – sung by the enigmatic OZ Smith, an artist who recorded earlier under his real name of Osborne, for Argo Records, in a folksy mode. This session's got a down and dirty feel – blues recorded with some nice jazzy touches, in the style of some of Oscar Brown Jr's 60s work, and done with a small group that includes Thad Jones, Wally Richardson, and Bernard Purdie. Titles include "Go Down", "Careless Love", "12 Gates To The City", "Plenty Good Room", "Come On, My Love", and "Magnolia Tree". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing.)

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✨✧ Sonny StittI Cover The Waterfront ... LP
Cadet, 1960s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A very nicely selected 2LP set of tracks from Stitt's oft-overlooked years at Argo/Chess! The tracks have him in great company that includes the pianists Barry Harris, John Young, and Ronnie Matthews – and if you know Stitt's style from the time, you know that his choice of piano player made a very important difference in the sound of his playing. Most of the cuts are easily blown quartet material – with a lot of creative imagination applied to tunes that would otherwise be top-snooze material in the hands of a lesser player. Titles include "Ko Ko", "It's Hipper Than That", "A Natural Fox", "Wee", "Reed & A Half", "Flame & Frost", and "A Minor Sax". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing in the textured cover, with light wear and a cut corner.)

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Kunihiko Sugano TrioFinger Popping (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Takt (Japan), 1968. Used ... $33.99
A real finger-popper from Japanese pianist Kunihiko Sugano – a sweet 60s album that has him playing like the best American players of the soul jazz generation! There's a boldness to the left hand that echoes bits of Ray Bryant or Junior Mance – yet Sugano can also tipple the keys with a lyrical sensitivity that's got a bit of Barry Harris or maybe even Ahmad Jamal – often complex, yet still swinging beautifully – always aware of the groove, yet never totally subsumed by it! The trio features Yoshio Ikeda on bass and Hiroshi Yamazaki on drums – and the album feels like some lost treasure on Argo or Prestige Records. Titles include "For Karl", "Finger Popping", "I Can't Get Started", "Barbados", and "Blues For Jiro". CD
(Out of print Blu-Spec CD. Includes obi!)

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Clark TerryHappy Horns Of Clark Terry/It's What's Happenin' ... CD
Impulse, 1965/1967. Used ... $9.99
Clark Terry in two modes – both recorded for Impulse Records in the 60s! The Happy Horns is a really great little album – one that really gets at the bright, joyous feel that Clark Terry brings to his music! Despite the "happy" in the title – which might make you think this one would be a bit silly – the album's a pretty great record! Terry plays both trumpet and flugelhorn (hence the "horns" in the title) – and he's working with a spare, tight, and surprisingly creative group that includes drummer Walter Perkins, bassist Milt Hinton, pianist Roger Kellaway, and the sax team of Phil Woods and Ben Webster. Tunes are light and playful, but never sloppy – instead quite inventive, and done in a way that's halfway between Terry's own late 50s work as a leader (as on Argo), and some of his work on sessions like Ed Thigpen's magnificent Out Of The Storm. Titles include "Jazz Conversations", "High Towers", "In A Mist", "Rockin In Rhythm", "Return To Swahili", and "Impulsive". It's What's Happenin is a very groovy record – one of the most unique from trumpeter Clark Terry! At the end of the 60s, many soul jazz sax players – like Eddie Harris and Lou Donaldson – turned towards the new electric technology of the Varitone company in an attempt to keep up with the electric guitar-driven pop music that was beating them out in record sales. While that trend worked large for the sax players, Clark Terry's one of the few trumpeters we can think of who gave the Varitone a try – and surprisingly, it was a great way to capture the playful style that Terry had been developing during the mid 60s. The album's nothing fancy, but the Varitone gives Terry a nice tone that works well with the easy trio backing led by pianist Don Friedman, and featuring Dave Bailey on drums and George Duvivier on bass. The album includes an extended jazzy reading of Grofe's "Grand Canyon Suite", plus "Electric Mumbles", "Take Me Back To Elkhart", and "Tee Pee Time". CD

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✨✧ Gene Ammons & Dodo MarmarosaJug & Dodo ... CD
Prestige, 1962/Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The first-ever issue of material recorded in Chicago in 1962 – a rare session by pianist Dodo Marmarosa, one that was to be his last on earth! Dodo's working with a trio that includes Sam Jones on bass and Marshall Thompson on drums – in a sad, almost bluesy style that's a wonderful maturation of ideas he was expressing during his bop years, and which is similar to his last album on Argo. Ammons joins in on tenor sax for about half the tracks on the session, and the material is presented here with a good set of liner notes that opens up a good bit of history on Dodo. Titles include "Just Friends", "Georgia", "For You", "The Moody Blues", "Yardbird Suite", "Bluzarumba", and "The Very Thought Of You". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Ahmad JamalAhmad Jamal '73 ... LP
20th Century, 1973. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Amazing stuff from Ahmad Jamal – one of his greatest albums ever, and the kind of Fender Rhodes classic that got passed over in the history books, but which is finally getting some appreciation these days! Ahamad's in a very different mode than his Cadet/Argo years – using the mellow keys of the Fender Rhodes to craft some killer tunes with a laidback edge. Richard Evans did the arrangements, and the sound is very deep and soulful on most of the album. Includes a sublime sample version of War's "World Is A Ghetto" , plus "Superstition", "Children Of The Night", and "Soul Girl". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an unglued top seam, some wear, and aging.)

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✨✧ Ahmad JamalRhapsody ... LP
Cadet, 1965. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really nice record from Jamal's later years at Argo/Cadet, when the label was mixing up his usual trio format with some interesting settings – in this case, a 15 piece string section, which is added to the trio of Jamal, Jamil Nasser, and Vernel Fournier – to great effect! The strings don't make the album lose its swing – and if anything, Jamal is more open, and more complicated than on some of his earlier sides for the label. Includes a great version of McCoy Tyner's "Effendi" – plus the tracks "Strange", "Concern", "Invitation", and "Then I'll Be Tired Of You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono blue label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Lorez AlexandriaAlexandria The Great ... CD
Impulse (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful album from Lorez Alexanderia – one of her two excellent sessions for Impulse! The record was cut after Lorez recorded some great sides for the Argo label – and it works off the strength of those sides, taking her unique vocal approach, forged in R&B, but smoothed by jazz, into a whole new level of expression! The backing is great – small combo, with featured musicians who include Bunk Shank and Paul Horn on reeds, and Victor Feldman and Wynton Kelly on piano – all working with moody, soulful arrangements that are a perfect accompaniment to Lorez' beautiful voice. Includes the cuts "Get Me To The Church On Time", "Satin Doll", "Show Me", "The Best Is Yet to Come", "I'm Through With Love", and 5 more! CD
(UHQCD pressing!)

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✨✧ Buck Clarke QuintetCool Hands ... CD
Offbeat/Vintage Classics, Early 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A wonderful album of Latin-tinged jazz tracks from the enigmatic Buck Clarke! Clarke was a percussionist who did an awful lot of studio work during the 60s and 70s – but he began his career with a very hip little combo that was a key part of the Washington DC underground jazz scene of the 60s. The group released two albums on Chess/Argo that are both excellent – but this obscure set was recorded for the short-lived Offbeat label in DC, and it's easily the rarest of the group's three rare recordings. The real genius behind the group is Charles Hampton, a key talent who wrote and arranged much of the material, and who plays a variety of instruments, all equally well. There's many hints of a nascent spiritual jazz sound here – and if the record was cut a few years later, the group would clearly be playing in a Strata East mode. Vibes, reeds, piano, bass, and Clarke's heavy percussion jive very nicely together – and the whole thing's a wonderfully off-beat batch of percussion-driven jazz tracks. Titles include "Cool Hands", "Ed's Blues", "Mil-Dy", "Second Wind", and "X-A-Dose". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Hampshire & FoatHoneybear ... LP
Athens Of The North (UK), 2018. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The team of Warren Hampshire and Greg Foat have already given us some amazing music on record – but this strangely-titled set may well be their crowning achievement so far! The set's got kind of a creepy look and feel – and a layout that replicates some of the more sophisticated UK jazz titles on the Argo Records label at the end of the 60s. And the style here is very much in keeping with that spirit – this straight mixture of light and darkness, delivered by the duo in a way that's more subtle than before – yet even more powerful too! Hampshire plays guitars, organ, and other keyboards – and Foat adds in more keyboards and bass, while both handle some other effects and sounds – but the real difference here is the album's use of larger string arrangements – not full orchestrations, but just the right kind of light colors and shadings that you might have heard on a record by Nick Drake, Colin Blunstone, or some of the other hipper British singers at the start of the 70s. The approach is more holistic than their previous jazz efforts – not entirely in that side of the spectrum – and more a beautiful record of rich yet melancholy instrumentals. Titles include "Crows Feet", "The Hive", "The Elderflower", "Honey Dreams", "Rain Clouds", "Winter Bound", and "The Fly & I". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Bill DoggettRam-Bunk-Shush/Blue Largo ... 7-inch
King, Late 50s. Good ... $0.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo. Label has some notations in pen.)

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Duke EllingtonDuke Ellington At Fargo Live – 1940 (Complete) (Jazz Heritage pressing) ... CD
Jazz Heritage, 1940. Used 2 CDs ... $5.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Donna FargoDark-Eyed Lady ... LP
Warner, 1978. Sealed ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a small hole on one corner.)

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Serge GainsbourgEquateur (Generique)/Un Cargo Vers L'Afrique ... 12-inch
Gaumont (France), 1983. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $14.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited hand numbered reissue from 2017.)


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Men At WorkCargo ... LP
Columbia, 1982. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)


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Slow Train SoulIllegal Cargo ... CD
Tommy Boy, 2004. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Wells FargoWatch Out (CD & hardcover book) ... CD
Now Again, Late 70s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Funky-strutting genius from Wells Fargo – one of the coolest, heaviest acts to come out of the Zimbabwe scene of the 70s – a moment when hard rock and soulful basslines came together brilliantly, to power the raw edge of a handful of groups like this! The music is maybe more late 60s than you'd guess from the date – that heady Zamrock return to the rawer corners of the American underground, at a time when so many of the bigger groups overseas were hitting AOR status – yet an approach that also mixes in plenty of lessons learned from early 70s funk and soul, especially in the massive basslines at the core of the tunes. This is the first time the group's music has ever been reissued outside of Zimbabwe – and the package brings together 11 of their rare singles – with titles that include "Bump Bump Babe", "Bwanawe", "Carrying On", "Too Long Away", "Shades Of Wells Fargo", "Love Is The In Thing", "Watch Out", and "Coming Home". CD
(Very cool package – a complete 72 page, hardcover book – with loads of notes on the band, and a huge amount of vintage images too!)

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Gene WilliamsFrom This Moment On/Margot ... 78 RPM
King, Early 50s. Very Good ... $2.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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VariousArgon ... LP
Argon, 1950s. Very Good ... $2.99
Unnamed comedy record. Tracks include "Beer Joint", "Garbage Man", "Crep Contest", "Ice Man", "Dean & Jerry", and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousCult Cargo – Belize City Boil Up ... CD
Numero, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $7.99 19.98
An amazing world of music – rare funk, soul, reggae, and other grooves from Belize – all beautifully compiled in the rich Numero Music style! We're really stunned by the set – as we had no idea at all that Belize had anything going on at this level – and the collection is an amazing surprise to our ears, filled with new delights at each turn, and clearly marking Belize as a new funky capitol on our ever-expanding map of musical understanding. Numero really outdid themselves with this package – going far beyond their already-great collections of work from the Bandit and Capsoul labels – to dig up a range of tracks that have never really made it out to the world at large, but which bubble over with influences from American funk and soul at the time. The notes are great, and the booklet's got plenty of excellent images to back up the writings – but the music is the real star of the set, and is presented on 16 tracks that include "More Love Reggae" and "Boogaloo A La Chuck" by Lord Rhaburn, "Theme From The Godfather" and "Backstabbers" by The Professionals, "Can't Go Halfway" and "Shame Shame Shame" by The Harmonettes, "Things Are Going To Work Out Right" and "Rated G" by The Web, "Funky Jive (parts 1& 2)" by Soul Creations, and "Long Time Boy" by Nadia Cattouse. CD

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VariousCult Cargo – Grand Bahama Goombay ... CD
Numero, Mid 70s. New Copy ... $7.99 18.99
Heavy funk from the Bahamas – a whole bunch of groups that will show you that Nassau had a lot more to offer than The Beginning Of The End! The groove here is totally wonderful – somewhat like American funk of the late 60s and early 70s, but served up with some very unusual rhythmic patterns too – a bit Jamaican at times, but certainly not reggae – and somewhat sunny and Caribbean styled, but not in a way that's cheesy or filled with any hokey island-styled stereotypes. Instead, the tunes are deeply funk and soulful – grooving with plenty of dark edges and gritty instrumentation that's often heavy on the guitar. Many numbers have vocals, and those are great too – and as usual with the Numero label, the whole thing's put together with amazing notes and packaging, so that you get a full history lesson and a heck of a lot of photos to support the music too! Titles include "Gonna Build A Nation" by Cyril Ferguson, "Mustang Sally", "I Am The Man For You Baby", and "Funky Fever" by Jay Mitchell, "Theme From Shaft" by Esquires LTD, "Gimme Some Skin (inst)" by Frank Penn, "Words To My Song" by Dry Bread, "People Won't Change" by Willpower, "Take Five" by Ozzie Hall, "Watcha Gonna Do Bout It" and "The Time For Loving Is Now" by Mustangs, "Honesty Is The Best Policy" by Gospel Chandeliers, and "Don't Touch That Thing" by Sylvia Hall. CD
Also available Cult Cargo – Grand Bahama Goombay ... LP 16.99

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✨✧ VariousCult Cargo – Grand Bahama Goombay ... LP
Numero, Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $16.99 26.99
Heavy funk from the Bahamas – a whole bunch of groups that will show you that Nassau had a lot more to offer than The Beginning Of The End! The groove here is totally wonderful – somewhat like American funk of the late 60s and early 70s, but served up with some very unusual rhythmic patterns too – a bit Jamaican at times, but certainly not reggae – and somewhat sunny and Caribbean styled, but not in a way that's cheesy or filled with any hokey island-styled stereotypes. Instead, the tunes are deeply funk and soulful – grooving with plenty of dark edges and gritty instrumentation that's often heavy on the guitar. Many numbers have vocals, and those are great too – and as usual with the Numero label, the whole thing's put together with amazing notes and packaging, so that you get a full history lesson and a heck of a lot of photos to support the music too! Titles include "Gonna Build A Nation" by Cyril Ferguson, "Mustang Sally", "I Am The Man For You Baby", and "Funky Fever" by Jay Mitchell, "Theme From Shaft" by Esquires LTD, "Gimme Some Skin (inst)" by Frank Penn, "Words To My Song" by Dry Bread, "People Won't Change" by Willpower, "Take Five" by Ozzie Hall, "Watcha Gonna Do Bout It" and "The Time For Loving Is Now" by Mustangs, "Honesty Is The Best Policy" by Gospel Chandeliers, and "Don't Touch That Thing" by Sylvia Hall. 2LP set also features a bonus instrumental version of "Don't Touch That Thing" by Sylvia Hall! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Cult Cargo – Grand Bahama Goombay ... CD 7.99

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VariousCult Cargo – Salsa Boricua De Chicago ... CD
Numero, Late 70s. New Copy ... $7.99 18.98
Incredible third coast salsa from the late 70s – amazing stuff from the orquestras of Carlos Ruiz and his Ebirac label – made by singers and players in Chicago's Puerto Rican community of the period that stands up just as well today! Chicago salsa, unlike more nationally popular styles, was rooted in the city's rich Puerto Rican community. They cover material adapted from traditionals and more, done with less pan-Caribbean derived sounds than the Cuban-rooted salseros of NYC and Miami. As fondly remembered as the players of the Chicago salsa scene are by the older Puerto Rican community, records by Orquestas La Justicia, La Solucion, Juventad Tipica '78, Tipica Leal '79 and others are terribly hard to find. Not only has Numero managed to compile a terrific batch of songs, the sound quality is impeccable, too! Titles include "Plena Matrimonial" by Ebirac All-Stars featuring La Calandria & Ramito, "Stone Flower", "Alegre Jibarito", "Guaguanco Coroco" and more by La Justicia, "Afro Theme" and "Ano Nuevo Y Reyes" by Juventud Tipica '78, "A Bailar Son Montuno", "El Gordo Y El Flaco" and "Mini Minoso" by La Solucion, "Mozambique" by La Solucion featuring Mongo Santamaria, "Donde Estabas" by Tipica Leal '79 and more, plus the bonus "Ebirac Radio Spot". The booklet is lavish, too – full of notes and photos that that make it all the more revelatory – providing a historical perspective that can't be overpraised! CD

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✨✧ Baroque Jazz TrioOrientasie/Largo ... 7-inch
Saravah/Souffle Continu (France), 1970. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Two fantastic tracks from this groundbreaking French group of the 70s – neither of which were on their famous album for the Saravah label! "Orientasie" has this slow-building mix of plucked cello and drums, then switches to bowing of the cello whole harpsichord grooves into the mix – often played with a slight bit of distortion, which really sounds incredible! "Largo" has all three elements working in a more swinging mode from the start, but the harpsichord really goes wild once things get going – and the cello hits a pretty great solo too! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonDuke Ellington At Fargo Live – 1940 (special 60th anniversary edition) ... CD
Storyville, 1940. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Johnny Hodges on alto sax, Duke Ellington on piano, Harry Carney on baritone sax & clarinet, Jimmy Blanton on bass, Otto Hardwick on alto sax & clarinet, Barney Bigard on tenor sax & clarinet, Sonny Greer on drums, Freddy Guy on guitar & whistle, Ben Webster on tenor sax, Juan Tizol, Lawrence Brown & Tricky Sam Nanton on trombones, Rex Stewart & Wallace Jones on trumpets, Ray Nance on trumpet, vibes & vocals & Herb Jeffries & Ivie Anderson on vocals. CD
(On demand CDr pressing.)

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✨✧ Margo GuryanTake A Picture (mono edition) ... CD
Bell/Sundazed, 1968. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An overlooked 60s pop gem from Margo Guryan – probably best known as the writer of the "Sunday Morning" hit for Spanky & Our Gang, but an equally great singer on her own! Margo's got a style that's towards the hipper side of girl pop in the late 60s – but one that's also free from singer/songwriter modes too – an approach that's never too serious, yet which often has a nice undercurrent of darkness in the mix. Production is somewhat poppy, but not in a commercial way – and we might well say that Guryan's work here has that same great balance of elements we love in the Mercury recordings by Spanky & Our Gang. John Hill produced, and also handled most of the arrangements – and many tunes here are Guryan originals, with titles that include "Sunday Morning", "Sun", "Love Songs", "Thoughts", "Take A Picture", "Think Of Rain", "Can You Tell", and "Someone I Know". CD
(Mono version – in a nice LP-styled cover!)

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✨✧ VariousCult Cargo – Belize City Boil Up (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Numero, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An amazing world of music – rare funk, soul, reggae, and other grooves from Belize – all beautifully compiled in the rich Numero Music style! We're really stunned by the set – as we had no idea at all that Belize had anything going on at this level – and the collection is an amazing surprise to our ears, filled with new delights at each turn, and clearly marking Belize as a new funky capitol on our ever-expanding map of musical understanding. Numero really outdid themselves with this package – going far beyond their already-great collections of work from the Bandit and Capsoul labels – to dig up a range of tracks that have never really made it out to the world at large, but which bubble over with influences from American funk and soul at the time. The notes are great, and the booklet's got plenty of excellent images to back up the writings – but the music is the real star of the set, and is presented on 16 tracks that include "More Love Reggae" and "Boogaloo A La Chuck" by Lord Rhaburn, "Theme From The Godfather" and "Backstabbers" by The Professionals, "Can't Go Halfway" and "Shame Shame Shame" by The Harmonettes, "Things Are Going To Work Out Right" and "Rated G" by The Web, "Funky Jive (parts 1& 2)" by Soul Creations, and "Long Time Boy" by Nadia Cattouse. LP also features 2 bonus tracks not on the CD – "Soul Brother" by Lord Rahburn and "I Hear You Calling" by Francis Reneau Singers. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Cult Cargo – Belize City Boil Up ... CD 7.99

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✨✧ MargotsPescado ... CD
Okka Disk, 2013. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A really unique blend of jazz and vocals – and a great start for this really unique group! The Margots is a collaboration between vocalist Adrienne Pierluissi and jazz musician Ken Vandermark – who co-wrote the music on the set, and handles all the arrangements too! Pierluissi hails from Milwaukee, but has this amazing style that reminds us of some of our favorite Brazilian or European singers in recent years – an approach that's as artful as it is swinging, and graced with this sense of phrasing that really makes her lyrics stand out – quite a statement, given that the group also features reeds from Ken Vandermark, guitars from John Dereszynski, and drums from Tim Daisy! There's definitely an echo of the best recent Brazilian modes on some of the best tracks – and the record also features some cool string backing on a few numbers too. Titles include "Mr Altruistic", "Grey", "No La Sabia", "Husbands", "Echoes Of Memory", "Anda", and "Pescado". CD

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✨✧ Moon Cricket Project/Imagination Of Ghetto YouthLost Cargo Vol 1 EP ... 7-inch
Culture Power 45, 2017. New Copy (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
A tremendous EP from the increasingly stellar Culture Power 45 team! The Moon Cricket Project is is spearheaded by Memphis via Chicago hero Infinito 2017 and producer The Geaux, with one side of this massive EP featuring three heavy tracks under the Moon Cricket Project moniker. Infinito/Marcellous Lovelace plays prominently here, and titles include "Sudden Impact" feat ML7102, "Real Quick" and "Don't Stand Still". The flip Imagination Of Ghetto Youth side features Culture Power 45 fellows and fellow Chi scene heroes Thaione Davis, plus guest Race Bannon and producer Kenny Keys along with more top shelf Geaux production. Titles include "Quarter Mile", Crown Tipper" and "Give It Up". 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited edition.)

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✨✧ MargotsPescado ... LP
Okka Disk, 2013. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A really unique blend of jazz and vocals – and a great start for this really unique group! The Margots is a collaboration between vocalist Adrienne Pierluissi and jazz musician Ken Vandermark – who co-wrote the music on the set, and handles all the arrangements too! Pierluissi hails from Milwaukee, but has this amazing style that reminds us of some of our favorite Brazilian or European singers in recent years – an approach that's as artful as it is swinging, and graced with this sense of phrasing that really makes her lyrics stand out – quite a statement, given that the group also features reeds from Ken Vandermark, guitars from John Dereszynski, and drums from Tim Daisy! There's definitely an echo of the best recent Brazilian modes on some of the best tracks – and the record also features some cool string backing on a few numbers too. Titles include "Mr Altruistic", "Grey", "No La Sabia", "Husbands", "Echoes Of Memory", "Anda", and "Pescado". LP, Vinyl record album

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Teddy Charles/Shorty RogersCollaboration West ... CD
Prestige (Japan), 1953. Used ... $19.99
Great vibes from the legendary Teddy Charles – a set that brings together some of his best early moments for Prestige Records! This full set combines two earlier 10" sessions recorded by Charles – both done in LA in 1953, in small group formations with Shorty Rogers on trumpet, Curtis Counce on bass, and Shelly Manne on drums – plus Jimmy Giuffre on tenor on a few added tracks! The tunes have more of a west coast groove than some of Charles later 50s work – but his tone and approach still keeps things nice and edgey – filled with those great tones and colors that made Teddy one of the most inventive players on vibes at the time. The other west coast players definitely rise to the occasion, playing with an modern style that's greater than usual – and titles include "Variations On A Motive By Bud", "Wailing Dervish", "Further Out", "Boabalob 1 & 2", and "Margo". CD
(Out of print, 2013 SHM-CD pressing with bonus tracks – includes obi.)
Also available Collaboration West (plus bonus tracks) ... CD 14.99

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Teddy Charles/Shorty RogersCollaboration West (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1953. Used ... $14.99
Great vibes from the legendary Teddy Charles – a set that brings together some of his best early moments for Prestige Records! This full set combines two earlier 10" sessions recorded by Charles – both done in LA in 1953, in small group formations with Shorty Rogers on trumpet, Curtis Counce on bass, and Shelly Manne on drums – plus Jimmy Giuffre on tenor on a few added tracks! The tunes have more of a west coast groove than some of Charles later 50s work – but his tone and approach still keeps things nice and edgey – filled with those great tones and colors that made Teddy one of the most inventive players on vibes at the time. The other west coast players definitely rise to the occasion, playing with an modern style that's greater than usual – and titles include "Variations On A Motive By Bud", "Wailing Dervish", "Further Out", "Boabalob 1 & 2", and "Margo". Added to the original album are 4 more tracks from the similar Ezz-thetic album – quartet numbers that feature Charles with Jimmy Raney on guitar, in a wonderfully chromatic mode. Tunes include "Nocturne", "Edging Out", "Composition For Four Pieces", and "Night In Tunisia". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Collaboration West ... CD 19.99

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✨✧ Booker ErvinIn Between ... CD
Blue Note, 1968. Used ... Just Sold Out!
One of the last records that Booker Ervin ever recorded, and one of the best! There's a depth of tone and conception here that goes far beyond even Ervin's already-great albums for Prestige – a mix of modernism and soulful expression that really points the way towards jazz expression in the 70s – although sadly, Booker was to leave the planet before getting a chance to stretch out in that era. All 6 tracks on the album are originals – and they sparkle with the imagination found on some of the most top-shelf Blue Notes of the time – work by Lee Morgan, Hank Mobley, or Wayne Shorter – played by a group that includes the amazing Richard Williams on trumpet (almost worth the price of the record alone), Bobby Few on piano, Lenny McBrowne on drums, and the little-known Cevera Jefferies on bass. Loads of dark edges, searing solos, and plenty of free flights into the sky – on titles that include "The In Between", "Tyra", "The Muse", "Mour", "Sweet Pea", and "Largo". CD

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Eydie GormeEydie Gorme ... CD
MCA/Targon, 1957. Used ... $3.99
Titles include "Guess Who I Saw Today", "Day By Day", "Fine & Dandy", "Saturday Night Is The Loneliest Night Of The Week", and "First Impression". CD
(Out of print.)

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Kayo IshuLiving Scat Elegance ... CD
Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1969/1971. New Copy ... $13.99
A beautiful little CD – especially if you like dreamy French soundtrack work from the 60s! Kayo Ishu sings a variety of tunes from famous 60s soundtracks, but about a quarter of the set is work by the mighty Francis Lai – done in a moody, mellow style that's right in keeping with his original work – and which features floating wordless vocals on nearly every track! The CD brings together tunes from 2 albums by Kayo – both of them in a similar mode, floating along in soundtracky magicalness! Titles include "13 Jours En France", "Rargo", "Vivre La Nuit", "Twenty Ten", "La Rein De Saba", "Le Passager De Pluie", "The Red Tent", "Du Soleil Plein Les Yeux", "The April Fools", and "La Lecon Particulier". CD
(Part of the "Nippon Jazz Spirits 48" series!)

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NighthawksJacks & Kings Vol 1 & 2 ... CD
Genes, Late 70s. Used ... $9.99
Features Pinetop Perkins, Guitar Jr, Calvin Jones, Bob Margolin, and Dave Maxwell – with occasional help from the Rhythm King Horns or Phantom Horns. CD
(Out of print.)

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Ghislain PoirierBreakupdown ... CD
Chocolate Industries, 2005. Used ... $1.99
Ghislain Poirer once again delivers a batch of synthetic rhythms and computer groove with a thump learned from hip hop – and the results are far more enjoyable than many of the more pretentious laptop chin scratchers out there! Ghislain's beats occasionally ratchet up to floorshaking levels, and he leans towards a genuine musicality that draw on different styles, for a still coherent sound. He can rock a hip hop styled sound with guest MCs, a dark, almost no wave intensity, midtempo electronic groove, even a reggae steeped track. All of which is to say that it actually succeeds as real music, not just synthetic clutter! Tracks include "Don't Smile, It's Post Modern", "Cold As Hell" feat Beans, "Synthetic Rhythms", "Close To The News", "Mic Diplomat" feat DJ Collage, "Copier, Copier", "Travelling", "Body Jokes", "Nowere To Run" feat Lotek Hi-Fi, "Embargo Riddim" and more! CD
(Out of print, label sticker on booklet cover.)

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Elis ReginaElis (1974) ... LP
Philips (Brazil), 1974. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $34.99
One of the real 70s classics from the legendary Elis Regina – a set of records that are so wonderful, generations of other Brazilian artists have never been able to match them for their sense of power and presence! Regina's really coming into her own with this set – finding a unique voice that's past the bossa and jazz of her 60s material, and with a deep sense of power in the vocals – but one that's never as overdone or cloying as work by Anglo singers of the time. The balance of subtle emotion with rich musical energy matches the best of work by Milton Nascimento at the time – and a great deal of thanks goes to Cesar Camargo Mariano, who's working here at the height of his powers on arrangements, and on keyboards as well. Titles include Milton Nascimento's "Travessia" and "Ponta De Areia", Ary Barroso's "Na Batucada Da Vida", Gilberto Gil's "O Compositor Me Disse" and "Amor Ate O Fim", and more by the team of Joao Boasco and Aldir Blanc. LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing, in a die-cut cover! Cover has a small import sticker, but is nice overall.)

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Elis ReginaFalso Brilhante ... LP
Philips (Brazil), 1976. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $24.99
One of the most diverse albums that Elis Regina cut during the 70s – a set that seems to leap from style to style with each new track, and really build from some of the more staid and jazz-based styles of her other records! Cesar Camargo Mariano is still in charge of arrangements here, but the overall sound is relatively different – mellow one minute, rockish the next, cast in stark piano after that, and always moving onward with the sort of variety we might expect from Gal Costa or Maria Bethania at this point. Some cuts are tinged with Latin and South American instrumentation, while others more guitar and electric keyboards – and highlights of the album include versions of two Joao Bosco songs "O Cavaleiro E Os Monihos" and "Jardins De Infancia", which has a beautiful soaring electric feel to it, and is a real groover along the lines of the tracks you might find on Blue Brazil. Other titles include "Tatuagem", "Como Nossos Pais", "Velha Roupa Colorida", "Los Hermanos", and "Um Por Todos". LP, Vinyl record album
(A nice copy! Cover has a small import sticker in one corner.)

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Elis Regina & Antonio Carlos JobimElis & Tom ... CD
Philips/Verve, 1974. Used ... $5.99
An incredible album – and a landmark session that showed that the bossa nova was still alive and well in the 1970s! The album pairs the breathy jazz vocals of Elis Regina with the booze-soaked warmth of Antonio Carlos Jobim – in a set of spare arrangements that feature a lot of touches from Cesar Carmargo Mariano, whose work on Elis Regina's 70s sessions is still the stuff of legend! Elis' vocals dominate, but when Tom comes in, the result is even more spectacular – especially given the generally light instrumentation used on most tracks – which means that the vocals carry the bulk of the sound on the set! Includes the pair's sublime duet on "Aguas de Marco", plus the tracks "Fotografia", "Brigas, Nunca Mais", "Retrato Em Branco E Preto", "Chovendo No Roseira", "Modinha", and "Triste". CD

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Silvery BoysSilvery Boys (180 gram pressing) ... LP
RGE/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99
One of the cooler groups from the jovem guarda years of 60s Brazil – a combo who sometimes echo rock modes of the Anglo world, but who can also bring in some strong currents from samba too! The mix is great, and completely infectious on the best cuts – as the blue guitars and echoey production of the rock tracks is offset by lively percussion, swirling organ, and a soulful current that you might not expect! These guys also seem to write most of their own material, too – which means that the record's not just Brazilian covers of American hits – and just adds one more level of delight to the whole thing. Titles include "Amor Amargo", "Voce Balanca Meu Coracao", "Vou Lhe Pisar", "Carrossel Da Vida", "Tempestade", and "Meu Coracao Nao E Alegema". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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