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✨✧ David Byrne/Robert Moran/John Lurie/Michael TorkeHigh Life For nine Instruments/Music From The Towers Of The Moon/Stranger Than Paradise/Chalk – Balanescu Quartet ... CD
Argo, 1992. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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GerhardSymphony No 4 (New York)/Violin Concerto – Yfrah Neaman/Colin Davis/BBC Symphony Orchestra ... LP
Argo (UK), 1972. Very Good+ ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and aging, with an unglued bottom seam.)

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Illinois JacquetDesert Winds ... CD
Argo/Verve, 1964. Used ... $6.99
An easily-grooving set that features Illinois Jacquet blowing over small combo arrangements with Tommy Flanagan on piano and Kenny Burrell on guitar – plus some added Latin percussion from Willie Rodriguez! The presence of the Latin percussion really adds a nice element to the album – making the tracks dance lightly, in the "conga plus soul jazz" mode that was being employed heavily at the time on labels like Blue Note and Prestige – and in a style that really makes Jacquet hit a few new notes to match the groove! Titles include "Star Eyes", "Blues For The Early Bird", "Lester Leaps In", "Canadian Sunset", and "Desert Winds". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Ahmad JamalAhmad Jamal – The Ahmad Jamal Trio Volume IV ... LP
Argo, 1958. Very Good- ... $7.99
Magical early work from Ahmad Jamal – a scintillating blend of piano, percussion, and bass – with a sound that was incredibly fresh at the time, and which still sounds pretty much so to our ears! The album crackles with imagination and rhythm – really hitting on all burners without burning itself out – and showing that even in these early days, Jamal's approach was one that could be as striking as it was mellow. Bass is by the incredible Israel Crosby, and drums are by Vernell Fournier – and tracks include "Taboo", "The Girl Next Door", "Should I", "Secret Love", and "Squatty Roo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear and aging, light stains, and some writing in pen on back.)

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Ahmad JamalBut Not For Me – Ahmad Jamal Trio At The Pershing ... CD
Argo/Chess, 1958. Used ... $4.99
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 titles include a classic extended reading of "Poinciana", plus "What's New", "But Not For Me", and "No Greater Love". CD

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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 ... $6.99
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 JamalComplete Live At The Spotlite Club 1958 (Ahmad Jamal IV/Portfolio Of Ahmad Jamal plus singles) ... CD
Argo/Phoenix (Spain), 1958. Used ... $18.99
A great double-length set from Amad Jamal – material originally issued on his 4th trio album for Argo, plus the even longer Portrait Of Ahmad Jamal – one of the first 2LP sets ever issued by the label! The double CDs set features tracks all recorded at the Spotlite Club in Washington, DC on September 5 and 6, 1958 – live material, but captured with crystal-clear sound, so that the nuances of the Jamal trio come through beautifully! The collection is magical early work from Ahmad Jamal – a scintillating blend of piano, percussion, and bass – with a sound that was incredibly fresh at the time, and which still sounds pretty much so to our ears! The album crackles with imagination and rhythm – really hitting on all burners without burning itself out – and showing that even in these early days, Jamal's approach was one that could be as striking as it was mellow. Bass is by the incredible Israel Crosby, and drums are by Vernell Fournier – and the 2CD set features 25 live tracks that include "Taboo", "The Girl Next Door", "Should I", "Secret Love", "Squatty Roo", "Aki & Ukthay", "Our Delight", "Tater Pie", "Seleritus", "This Can't Be Love", "Ole Devil Moon", "Ivy", and "Let's Fall In Love". Also features 3 bonus tracks from singles – studio recordings of "Taking A Chance On Love", "Secret Love", and "Soft Winds". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Ahmad JamalHappy Moods ... LP
Argo, 1960. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
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
(Blue label stereo Argo pressing with deep groove. Cover has some gloss separation and light stained spots along the spine, and a name in pen written on back.)

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Ahmad JamalPoinciana ... CD
Argo/MCA, 1958. Used ... $4.99
The tune "Poinciana" must have been written by Jamal – as the lyrical flowing style of the song is perfect for his deeply soulful piano style. It wasn't, though – although this recording of the tune has made it one of the biggest in Jamal's book from the time, a perpetual favorite that's a great example of his rich talents. The album also features a great version of "Autumn Leaves" that stretches for over 7 minutes – one of Jamal's first extended tunes on record – plus the cuts "Ivy", "Tater Pie", and "A Gal In Calico". CD
(Out of print, two small stickers on back of jewel case.)

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Etta JamesQueen Of Soul (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Argo/Elemental (Spain), Early 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album

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Etta JamesQueen Of Soul (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Argo/Kent (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 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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Sam LazarOrgan Grooves (Space Flight/Playback/bonus tracks) ... CD
Argo/Jasmine (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
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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Sam LazarSoul Merchant ... LP
Argo, 1962. Very Good ... $24.99
One of the three hard to get Argo sides from St Louis organist Sam Lazar, somewhat of an obscure player best known for giving Grant Green one of his first jobs, though Green's not featured here. He's recorded here with a tight little combo running down a good set of mostly originals with a sound that veers as much towards raw instrumental R&B as slick 60s club jazz. Midwestern locals on the set include Miller Brisker on tenor, George Eskridge on guitar and Phil Thomas on drums. Titles include "Sam's Jams", "Happy Bossa Nova", "Soul Merchant", and "Smooth Coasting". LP, Vinyl record album
(Silver label Argo pressing. Cover has a 4" worn spot on the spine, but is otherwise nice – and vinyl is nice and clean.)

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✨✧ Ramsey LewisIn Crowd ... LP
Argo, 1965. Very Good- ... $4.99
Easily one of the biggest selling jazz albums of the 60s – a crowning achievement for Ramsey Lewis and his popular trio with Eldee Young on bass and Redd Holt on drums! The set was recorded live at the Bohemian Caverns in DC, and the trio are perfect in the setting – going at the numbers with pyrotechnic fury, but always staying in the soul jazz idiom – keeping things nice, tight, and in the pocket! Titles include the group's hit version of "The In Crowd", plus "You Been Talkin Bout Me Baby", "Spartacus", "Felicidade", and "Come Sunday". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo blue label Argo pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Ramsey LewisRamsey Lewis & The Gentlemen Of Jazz Volume 2 ... LP
Argo, 1958. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Ramsey and the trio are on the front in tuxedoes, top hats, and tails – but the overall sound of the record is much more in keeping with their soul jazz grooves of the late 50s – not necessarily gentlemanly, but with a worldly appreciation for a variety of styles of music, and perhaps a bit more of a flowery touch than in later years. Titles include "Black Is The Color", "Brother John", "Seven Valleys", "Delilah", "I Get A Kick Out Of You", and "Please Send Me Someone To Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear and aging, with a name stamp on front, and gloss peel along the spine.)

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Melavano & His OrchestraMy Memories ... LP
Argo, 1958. Very Good ... $3.99
With arrangements by Tony Osborne and production by Dave Usher. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light surface wear and small splits on the right corners.)

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Vito PriceSwinging The Loop ... CD
Argo/Universal (Japan), 1958. Used ... $14.99
Rare work from obscure Chicago tenor player Vito Price – recorded back in the days when there actually used to be a jazz scene in the city's center – also known as The Loop! Price was a New Yorker by birth, but worked in Chicago clubs, TV, and radio in the 50s – and was most likely brought to Argo for this session by Chubby Jackson – with whom he'd worked on a previous date for the label. Price has a strong, bold tone in his horn – swing-based, but with a fluid sense of movement that's absorbed plenty of bop – and on the album, he's playing in two different settings. Side one features a largeish group with two more trumpets and two trombones, and side two features a quintet with a slightly more intimate sound. Lou Levy plays piano in both groups, and titles include "Credo", "Eye Strain", "Swingin The Loop", "Mousey's Tune", and "Duddy". CD
(2018 release with obi, re-uses artwork from 2011 pressing.)

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Sessions/Musgrave/RieggerRhapsody For Orchestra/Symphony No 8/Night Music/Dichotomy – Barry Tuckwell/Alan Chidell/Frederik Prausnitz/New Philharmonia Orchestra/London Sinfonietta ... LP
Argo (UK), 1973. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes booklet. Cover has lightly bumped corners and a small index label on back.)

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Sahib ShihabSummer Dawn (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Argo/Rearward (Italy), 1963. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 29.98
A fantastic early record by Sahib Shihab – a motherlode of modal jazz grooves, cut during the early days of the Clarke-Boland Big Band! The record features a core group of players from that ensemble – including Shihab on alto, baritone, and flute, plus Francy Boland on piano, Jimmy Woode on bass, Ake Persson on trombone, Francy Boland on piano, Joe Harris on bongos, and Kenny Clarke on drums – all coming together here with a groove that's really groundbreaking – a style that's sweet and soulful, but rhythmically revolutionary too! The tracks are all long and grooving – with the kind of dancing jazz tone that you'd expect from the Saba/MPS label during the mid 60s – a big change from the Argo label that originally issued the record. But that's no surprise, either, as the session was actually recorded in Europe by Gigi Campi – the man behind the CBBB albums on MPS – with a feel that's quite similar to other Shihab classics, like Companionship or Seeds. The whole thing's great – one of Shihab's most wonderful records, and totally worth owning – and titles include "Lillemor", "Please Don't Leave Me", "Waltz For Seth", and "Herr Fixit". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Sonny StittMove On Over – The Eddie Buster Sides (Move On Over/At The DJ Lounge) ... CD
Argo/Jazz Beat (Spain), 1961/1963. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Two classic Chicago sessions by Sonny Stitt – both recorded with the little-known organist Eddie Buster! First up is Move On Over – a bit rough around the edges, but a very tasty set from Stitt! The album's sort of free-spun organ session – with Stitt on alto and tenor, Joe Diorio on guitar, Eddie Buster on Hammond, and work by the great Nicky Hill on alto. Tracks are loosely put together – almost in a one-take mode, with the sort of feel that you'd get if you caught the group out live in Chicago (which is where Buster had recorded some of his few other recordings) – and titles include "Shut The Back Door", "A Natural Fox", "Move On Over", "Dexter's Deck", and "My Mother's Eyes". Next up is Sonny Stitt At The DJ Lounge – cut during the underground days of the early 60s, when both Sonny and Gene Ammons seemed to be recording for just about every jazz label around, and when they both seemed to be doing an awful lot of work in Chicago. This album was done in a flurry that Jug and Stitt cut for Argo during 1961 – and it's a Stitt-only session, recorded at the super-hip DJ Lounge, owned by Chicago spinner McKie Fitzhugh down at the intersection of 63rd and Cottage Grove. The group's an organ combo, with Eddie Buster on the Hammon, Joe Shelton on drums, and John Board joining in for a bit more tenor. (Interesting to note is the fact that Board made a number of classic soul session appearances later on in the decade – but this is one of his few jazz recordings.) The set's very hard-grooving – with longish tracks that let Stitt and Board go head to head in the same style he was used to with Ammons. Titles include "McKies", "Jay Tee", "Free Chicken", and "Blue Moon". CD
(Out of print.)

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Sonny Stitt & Bennie GreenMy Main Man ... LP
Argo, 1964. Near Mint- ... $29.99
A lost little cooker from Stitt and Green – recorded at a time when they were working together briefly, with backing by a Chicago organ trio that includes Bobby Buster on Hammond, Jo Diorio on guitar, and Dorel Anderson on drums. Tracks are short and fierce, but it's clear that Stitt can groove in a "blow the jukebox out" kind of way when he's in the right company – but still show enough of the impeccable care that he did with his straighter jazz albums on Roost and Verve. Titles include "Let's Play Chess", "Double Dip", "My Main Man", and "Broilin". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s orange label pressing. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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John Young TrioThemes & Things ... LP
Argo, 1961. Very Good ... $8.99
A sweet trio set from the great John Young – a Chicago pianist in the same rising generation as Ramsey Lewis, but one with a much more lyrical vibe overall! This set feratures a trio with William Yancey on bass and Phillip Thomas on drums – recording for Chess with a nice lean vibe, on titles that include "Take Five", "Portrait Of My Love", "Weaver Of Dreams", "MJR Blues", "When Sunny Gets Blue", "Mr Lucky", "Spartacus Love Theme", and "Fever". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo blue label Cadet pressing, with deep groove – vinyl and cover are nice and clean.)

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✨✧ Kenny BurrellNight At The Vanguard (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Argo/Universal (Japan), 1959. New Copy ... 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
(SHM-CD pressing – part of the Kenny Burrell 90th Anniversary Collection!)

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✨✧ Kenny BurrellSoulero ... CD
GRP/Argo, 1966/1967. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great selection of tracks that Kenny recorded for the Argo/Cadet label in the mid 60s – some of his grooviest work from the decade, with a lean sound that has him soloing brilliantly in rhythmic settings that bring out the best of his soulful side! A number of tracks were arranged with larger backings by Richard Evans - who gives the tracks the same swing as his work for Ramsey Lewis – and other sides feature a quartet with Richard Wyands on piano. Titles include "Hot Bossa", "La Petite Mambo", "The Tender Gender", "I Want My Baby Back", "Con Alma", "Soulero", "Blues Fuse", and "Isabella". Includes the 10 tracks that make up The Tender Gender LP, 5 more from Ode To 52nd Street, and 1 more – "My Favorite Things" – from Have Yourself A Soulful Christmas. CD
(Out of print original CD pressing.)

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✨✧ Ahmad JamalFour Classic Albums (Count Em 88/At The Spotlight Cafe/But Not For Me/Jamal At The Penthouse) ... CD
Argo/Real Gone (UK), Late 50s. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Three great trio albums – plus the "with orchestra" session Jamal At The Penthouse. CD
(Includes slipcase.)

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✨✧ Ramsey LewisRamsey Lewis & His Gentle-Men Of Swing ... LP
Argo, Late 50s. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the first albums that Ramsey recorded for Argo in the late 50s – and one of his most striking, as well! The album starts, oddly, with a version of "Carmen" – and one that features percussive work that almost sounds like prepared piano, but which must have been something strang cooked up by drummer Red Holt! From that strange start, the whole thing opens up with equal oddities – really percussive playing by Ramsey on piano, and loads of nice touches on rhythm by Holt and bassist Eldee Young. The whole thing's a masterpiece of the mixture of exotic and soulful playing that Lewis was known for – and the set includes some great originals like "Dee's New Blues", "Fantasia For Drums", and "Tres" – plus versions of Gerry Mulligan's "Limelight" and Russ Freeman's "The Wind". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split bottom seam and a half split spine.)

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✨✧ Ramsey Lewis TrioSwingin' ... LP
Argo, 1956. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the first ever albums by the Ramsey Lewis Trio – featuring an assortment of lively tracks with a touch of jazz-based humor, the kind that were winning them huge audiences in Chicago at the time! With Eldee Young and Redd Holt to back him up, Ramsey's got plenty of pyrotechnics in tow – which means that he does a great job on versions of familiar tunes like "Carmen", "I'll Remember April", and "Bi Mir Bist Du Shon" – as well as great originals like "Fantasia For Drums", "Dee's New Blues", and "Tres". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono Cadet pressing with deep groove. Cover has a cutout grommet, light wear, and a name in pen.)

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✨✧ Kenny BurrellNight At The Vanguard ... CD
Argo/Verve, 1959. Used ... 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
(Verve Originals pressing.)

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✨✧ Graham FitkinHard Fairy – Graham Fitkin/Eleanor Alberga/John Lenehan/John Harle ... CD
Argo/Decca, 1994. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Etta JamesEtta James Rocks The House (colored vinyl – with bonus tracks) ... LP
Argo/Jackpot, 1964. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Searing stuff – easily one of Etta James' greatest albums! The set is a non-stop jam, recorded live at the New Era Club in Nashville before a small and screaming crowd – a perfect performance all the way through, one that showcases Etta as she rarely sounded on vinyl during the 1960s. The whole album runs away like a train on fire, and it's filled with incredibly lively readings of tracks like "Something's Got A Hold On Me", "Baby What You Want Me To Do", "Money", "Seven Day Fool", and "Woke Up This Morning" – all taken at versions longer than the usual under-3 minute single takes! Also includes 3 bonus tracks not on the original LP releases: "Ain't That Lovin' You Baby", "All I Could Do Is Cry" and "I Just Want To Make Love To You". LP, Vinyl record album
(On blue colored vinyl.)

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✨✧ Gene ShawBreak Through ... CD
Argo/Dusty Groove, 1962. Used ... Out Of Stock
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, punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ WilliamsonQuintet For Piano & Strings/Five Preludes For Piano/From A Child's Garden/Pas De Quatre – April Cantelo/Gabrieli String Quartet/Nash Ensemble/Malcolm Williamson ... LP
Argo (UK), 1972. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert. Cover has a cutout hole, some gloss separation at the spine, and partially unglued bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Benny Bailey, Ake Persson, & OthersMusic Of Quincy Jones ... LP
Argo, 1960. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
An excellent album that's a perfect document of the strong impact that Quincy Jones had in the transatlantic jazz scene of the late 50s and early 60s. The set was recorded in 1960, and features two players that Quincy would leave behind in Europe to have a huge influence on the scene. Trumpeter Benny Bailey is the greatest of these – and his impact on jazz in Germany and Sweden during the 60s and 70s cannot be discounted. The other is drummer Joe Harris, who does excellent work here in a group that includes Arne Domnerus on sax, Ake Persson on trombone, and Gunnar Svensson on piano – all Swedes that Quincy picked up after touring the country heavily during the late 50s. The set grooves with the best of Jones' work on Mercury from the time – and although Quincy's not listed in the credits, it's probably only because of contractual reasons. Titles are all Jones originals – including "Meet Benny Bailey", "Plenty, Plenty Soul", "Fallen Feathers", and "The Midnight Sun Never Sets". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono white label Review Copy pressing with deep groove. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Beethoven/BrahmsAn Die Ferne Geliebte Op 98/Sechs Lieder Von Gellert Op 48/Vier Ernste Gesange Op 121/Funf Lieder Op 94 – John Shirley Quirk/Martin Isepp ... LP
Argo (UK), 1971. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Teal label stereo pressing with box logo. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ CavalliL'Ormindo – Glyndebourne Cast/Raymond Leppard/London Philharmonic Orchestra (3LP Box Set) ... LP
Argo (UK), 1968. Near Mint- 3LP Box Set ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing. Includes the libretto and stereo indicator sleeves.)

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✨✧ MJT+3Daddy-O Presents MJT+3 ... LP
Argo, 1960. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
One of the rarest albums of Chicago jazz from the 50s – and one of the greatest, too! Although Walter Perkins' MJT+3 went onto cut a number of records on Vee Jay with a different lineup, this early session features an all-Chicago lineup that differs from the later one, which was augmented by later visitors from Memphis, like Frank Strozier and Harold Mabern. In their place are prime Chicago talents, like altoist Nicky Hill, trumpeter Paul Serrano, and the great AACM composer/pianist Richard Muhal Abrams (playing here without the Muhal in his name!) The album's a complete delight, and is filled with loads of original compositions by Abrams that mix hard bop lines with more exotic lyrical conceptions – a true meeting of all the sides of jazz bubbling under in Chicago during the 50s, and a delight to listen to over and over again through the years! Titles include "No Land's Man", "Little Brother", "Egypic", "End Of The Line", and "Temporarily Out Of Order". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with insert – Victor MJ 1018 M.)
 
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Nat Adderley, Benny Bailey & Ake PerssonMusic Of Quincy Jones – As Played Nat Adderley, Benny Bailey, Ake Persson, Coleman Hawkins & Lucky Thompson ... CD
Lonehill (Spain), 1959/1960. Used ... $9.99
Early Quincy Jones jazz tunes – played by a legendary crew of musicians – led in separate spots by Benny Bailey, Nat Adderly, Coleman Hawkins, Lucky Thompson and Toots Thielemans! The tunes are from the Late 50s/early 60s era when young Quincy was being groomed to be another Duke Ellington (boy, if the world only knew!) The sessions were cut in Sweden with a rotation of Swedish players, plus American Joe Harris on drums on some tracks – and some of the work originally appeared on a Benny Bailey album for Argo, as well as on a Roy Haynes set for Mercury. The material is a batch of mostly clean-toned, bop-learned jazz, with some leisurely paced bluesy arrangements in spots. Tracks include "The Golden Touch", "Jones Beach", "Tiem Midnight Sun Never Sets", "Fallen Feathers", "Sister Sadie", "On The Sunny Side Of The Street", "That Old Black Magic", "I Remember You" and more. CD
(Out of print.)

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Gene Ammons & Sonny StittBoss Tenors In Orbit/Boss Tenors ... CD
Verve (Germany), 1962. Used ... $14.99
A pair of hard-wailing tenor albums on Verve – both of them great! Boss Tenors In Orbit is a studio album, but one that really has Gene Ammons and Sonny Stitt recreating some of the bold energy of their live shows – coming across with a vibe that's much more Prestige Records than Verve, thanks to the presence of the Don Patterson trio on the set! Backing is by Don on Hammond, Paul Weeden on guitar, and Billy James on drums – a nicely loose combo that really lets the tenorists stretch out and show their stuff. The cuts are mostly standard material – "John Brown's Body", "Walkin", "Long Ago And Far Away" – but the twin-tenor sound is great, and Patterson's free organ lines riff away nicely! On Boss Tenors, 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 and still sealed.)

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Al GreyShades Of Grey ... LP
Tangerine, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
A great little Al Grey set – recorded for Ray Charles' Tangerine label, and done in a style that's different than Al's better-known sets for Argo! The sound here has some nice bluesy touches – and the overall sound is a bit more relaxed and laidback than on Argo – as Al's working with a swing-based group that includes Harry Edison, Eddie Lockjaw Davis, Rufus Jones, and the great Vi Redd on alto sax. A few tracks are longish, and done with some good room for soloing – and the shorter tracks are taken at that nice little snapping groove that Grey always did so well. Titles include "Toin Me Loose", "Put It On Mellow", "I Know You Want Me", "Dinnertime", and "Jilly's Honey". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black and red label stereo pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has some yellowed tape remnants along the opening and a worn corner at the bottom right.)

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✨✧ Gene Ammons & Sonny StittBoss Tenors ... LP
Verve, 1961. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono MGM pressing. Cover has some wear and aging.)

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✨✧ Gene Ammons & Sonny StittJug & Sonny (jug & corn cover) ... LP
Chess, Early 60s. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A nice little album – featuring some of the sides that Gene Ammons cut "off contract" for Chess/Argo during the early 60s, and ones that feature him paired with Sonny Stitt, his longtime partner in legendary tenor battles from the 50s. The two horns aren't really locked in combat here, but they do complement each other nicely on the album's mellow groovers and ballad tracks. Titles include "Cha Bootie", "Tenor Eleven", "The Last Mile", and "Full Moon". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original mono black label Chess pressing. Cover has a tiny spot of wear on the spine, but is otherwise great.)

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✨✧ Sonny Stitt & Zoot SimsInteraction (2LP set) ... LP
Cadet, 1956/1960/1965. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A 2LP set that features the core album Interaction by Stitt & Sims – plus a lot of additional material from other albums. The core set was recorded in Chicago after the two had played together at the Plugged Nickel in the Windy City! Backing is by the trio of John Young – who gives the album a rolling bottom groove that shows off the Chicago sound of the early 60s quite nicely – and both Stitt and Sims respond with some strong solo work on their own part, opening up a bit more than on other sides at the time. Tracks include three originals by Stitt – "The Saber", "Katea", and "I Want To Go Home" – as well as "My Blue Heaven", "Fools Rush In", and "Look Down That Lonesome Road". Added to that is some material from the Zoot Sims Quartet album on Argo from 1956 – featuring the tracks "That Old Feeling" and "Woody N You" – plus tracks from the 1960 Stitt set Burning – including the tracks "It's Hipper Than That" and "How High The Moon". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ringwear, edge wear, and a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Ahmad JamalPoinciana Revisited/Freeflight ... CD
Impulse, 1969/1971. Used ... Out Of Stock
Excellent Ahmad Jamal at Impulse – great albums from the late 60s & early 70s together in a single set! The "revisited" in the title refers to Ahmad 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. This set features a beautiful 9 minute reworking of the tune – handled in a way that beautifully shows Jamal's growth during the 60s – plus other gems that include "Call Me", "Lament", "How Insensitive", and "Have You Met Miss Jones". Freeflight features more brilliant work by Jamal – and one of his first albums to feature electric piano! The mode of the tracks is in that "stretching out" style he was using as the 60s came to a close – a bit inspired by McCoy Tyner, but more an exploration of the lyricism of his earlier work, set to the new freedoms of the jazz record style of the time. The group features Jamal's regulars Jamil Nasser on bass and Frank Gant on drums – and Ahmad plays both electric and acoustic piano on the album. Tracks include "Dolphin Dance", "Effendi", "Manhattan Reflections", and "Poinciana". CD
(Out of print.)

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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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✨✧ 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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Duke EllingtonDuke Ellington – Fargo, North Dakota, November 7, 1940 ... CD
Jazz Classics, 1940. Used 2 CDs ... $7.99
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
(Out of print.)

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Gillian MargotPower Flower ... CD
Ropeadope, 2021. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
Gillian Margot's a jazz singer, and clearly has a fantastic ability to use her voice with the dexterity of an instrument – but she also brings in some nice currents of soul to this standout set, which is the kind of record that should really push Gillian over the top! The great Geoff Keezer's on board, handling all the piano and keyboards on the set – and Margot seems especially well-tuned to his energy, as the voice and keys flow together wonderfully, but in very different ways from track to track – maybe no surprise, given that the set mixes Gillian's own originals with cuts by Stevie Wonder, Wayne Shorter, and Joe Sample. Titles include "This Night", "Lighthouse", "Shadow Box", "Black Is The Color", "Power Flower", and "Now Is Where You Were". CD

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Jeff RussoFargo – An Original MGM/FXP Television Series ... CD
Sony/MGM/Fox, 2014. Used 2 CDs ... $3.99
... CD
(Small cutout hole through case.)

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Schwantner/Ives/Berio/Davidovsky/HarrisConsortium/In Aeternum/Largo/O King/Synchronisms No 3/Ludus II – Richard Pittman/Boston Musica Viva ... LP
Delos, 1975. Near Mint- ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing. Cover has bumped corners and a small index label on back.)

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Wells FargoWatch Out (CD & hardcover book) ... CD
Now Again, Late 70s. New Copy ... $8.99 19.98
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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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 ... Just Sold Out!
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

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✨✧ William OrbitStrange Cargo 2 ... CD
IRS, 1990. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ Margo GuryanTake A Picture (mono edition) ... LP
Bell/Sundazed, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... 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". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousCult Cargo – Salsa Boricua De Chicago ... CD
Numero, Late 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ VariousCult Cargo – Grand Bahama Goombay ... LP
Numero, Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
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

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Babe RuthFirst Base (180 gram red vinyl pressing) ... LP
Harvest/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99 29.98
A group so great and so groovy, they ended up having a huge influence on the early sound of hip hop – thanks to a wonderfully funky sound at the core of their progressive rock groove! Babe Ruth have this rhythmic impulse that's really amazing – a way of working bass, drums, and percussion together with qualities that go way past just prog rock noodling – and have this focus that really fits the lead vocals and guitar of Alan Shacklock, who also handled all the arrangements for this mighty debut too! Titles include their classic cut "The Mexican" – a famous sample cut from way back, with nice use of acoustic guitar and a Morricone riff too – plus versions of Zappa's "King Kong" and Jesse Winchester's "Black Dog" – and the originals "Wells Fargo", "The Runaways", and "Joker". LP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition of 1000 – on heavyweight translucent red vinyl)

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Will Bradley with Ray McKinleyBest Of The Big Bands ... CD
Columbia, 1940s. Used ... $3.99
Includes the tracks"Celery Stalks At Midnight", "Beat Me Daddy, Eight To The Bar", "I Could Make You Care", "Old Doc Yak", "When You And I Were Young, Maggie", "Rhumboogie", "Five O'Clock Whistle", "Jimtown Blues", "Down The Road A Piece", "Strange Cargo", "All That Meat And No Potatoes", "In The Hall Of The Mountain King", "Love Me A Little Little", "Bounce Me Brother With A Solid Four", "I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You", and "From The Land Of The Sky Blue Water". CD
(Out of print.)

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Buena Vista Social ClubBuena Vista Social Club ... CD
World Circuit/Nonesuch, 1997. Used ... $4.99
You know the story. Ry Cooder got tired of playing with Ali Farka Toure, set his sights on another culture to plunder, and the rest is history! Who'd have ever thought the Cuban embargo would create a useful situation for a dried-out rocker to suddenly have great record sales again? Can't blame the old guys for falling for Ry, and you've got to give them credit for doing a good job – but dig this one for the music, and not just because we're Americans who've pretended that Cuba didn't exist for 40 years! CD
(Does not include booklet or slipcase.)

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Buena Vista Social ClubBuena Vista Social Club ... LP
World Circuit/Nonesuch, 1997. New Copy 2LP ... $33.99 About September 17, 2021
You know the story. Ry Cooder got tired of playing with Ali Farka Toure, set his sights on another culture to plunder, and the rest is history! Who'd have ever thought the Cuban embargo would create a useful situation for a dried-out rocker to suddenly have great record sales again? Can't blame the old guys for falling for Ry, and you've got to give them credit for doing a good job – but dig this one for the music, and not just because we're Americans who've pretended that Cuba didn't exist for 40 years! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Buena Vista Social Club ... CD 4.99

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Ray Condo & His Hardrock GonersCondo Country ... CD
Cargo (Canada), 1991. Used ... $8.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Dinosaur (Dinosaur Jr)Dinosaur ... LP
Homestead, 1985. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
The mid 80s classic from Dinosaur – recorded before they had to add the Jr. to the name, thanks to another Dinosaur lumbering around out there somewhere – a messy, but still quite killer mix of post punk squal, looser, more adventurous bits of wierdness, and proudly flaunted classic rock influences. (We don't know what could have been more punk in 1985 than proudly flaunting classic guitar rock influences.) Includes "Forget The Swan", "Cats In A Bowl", "Pointless", "Gargoyle", "Severed Lips", "Mountain Man", "Quest" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Great first pressing – thinner cover, pale green label, and "porky prime" in runoff! Cover has sharp text for the name, but also has some light wear.)

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Eyes Of BlueCrossroads Of Time ... LP
Mercury, 1968. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Great work from a group who definitely are in the budding years of the UK progressive scene – but one who also knows how to stick to a tighter combo sound too! The record's got a really wonderful vibe – the full-on fire of some late beat group work, but much more farther-reaching in conception – both lyrically and instrumentally, especially when some light production touches kick in to do great things to the organ and vocals. The musical themes are a bit heady, too – some nicely political touches, but in a subtle way – and the group also turn out a nice cover of Love's "7 + 7 Is", alongside other tracks that include "Crossroads Of Time", "I'll Be Your Friend", "Prodigal Son", "Largo", "Love is The Law", and "Inspiration For A New Day". LP, Vinyl record album
(German remaster on Tapestry.)

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Serge GainsbourgL'Album De Sa Vie – 100 Titres (5CD set) ... CD
Universal (France), Late 50s/1960s/1970s. New Copy 5CD ... $36.99
A massive collection of music from one of our favorite singers of all time – the legendary Serge Gainsbourg, a French vocalist who worked equally well in jazzy, funk, and groovy modes – always with a groundbreaking quality that had Serge taking his lyrics to places that few previous singers dared to touch! This set brings together work from the earliest years of Gainsbourg – when he was mixing jazz and Latin modes in a hip Left Bank sort of style – then really shows him taking off in the 60s, bringing in funk in the 70s, and even working with some Jamaican dub elements towards the end of the package! There's a few key duets with Jane Birkin, and one more with Jane Birkin – and titles include "Sea Sex & Sun", "Mister Iceberg", "Bonnie & Clyde", "Ballade De Melody Nelson", "Cargo Culte", "L'Hotel Peculier", "Amour Sans Amour", "Coco & Co", "Ces Petits Riens", "Black & White", "Ford Mustang", "Initials BB", "Requiem Pour Un Con", "Sex Shop", "Torry Canyon", "Ah Melody", "En Melody", "Hold Up", "New York USA", "La Javanaise", "Aux Armes Et Caetra", "Daisy Temple", "Harley David Son Of A Bitch", "Sorry Angel", "Ronsard 58", "Black Trombone", "Elisa", "Nazi Rock", "Vu De L'Exterieur", and even the wild "Lemon Incest" – a duet with his daughter, Charlotte Gainsbourg. CD
(Please Note – This copy has a small tear on the bottom corner from shipping. The packaging is still intact and sealed.)

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Keith MansfieldVivid Underscores – KPM 1190 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
KPM/Be With (UK), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
A sound library masterpiece from the great Keith Mansfield – a UK maestro who was very adept at an older style of keyboard funk at the start of the 70s, but who here moves into a range of styles that also point the way towards 80s grooves to come! There's still lots of full instrumentation in the mix – this isn't one of those keyboard-only sound library sessions – but Keith changes up his instruments from track to track, and uses the other backing, especially the drums and horns, to keep things full of color, without the coldness that might happen if other artists were handling these keyboards. Titles include "Trucking Company", "High Velocity", "Crash Course", "Dawn Of Aquarius", "Staying Power", "Matter Of Urgency", "Hot Cargo", "Espionage", and "Omen". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jose MauroObnoxius (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Quartin/Far Out (UK), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 About September 3, 2021
An incredible treasure of Brazilian music – the only album we've ever seen from Jose Mauro, and one of the few records ever issued on the legendary Quartin label! There's a soaring brilliance here that easily matches the best early 70s work from Milton Nascimento and Edu Lobo – with perhaps some of the more complicated styles that Marcos Valle was also bringing to his music at the time too – all wrapped up with just the right mix of full orchestrations, acoustic guitar, and lead vocals from Jose. Production is amazing – possibly one of the best studio efforts ever from Roberto Quartin – and although issued on a tiny label, the record stands head and shoulders with the giants of MPB in the early 70s. Titles include "Obnoxius", "Memoria", "Ponto De Chamada", "Talisma", "Apocalipse", "Ancoradouro", "As Aventuras Sentimentais De Espiroqueta Camargo", and "Tarde De Nupcias". LP, Vinyl record album

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North Texas State University Lab BandLab 67! ... LP
NTSU, 1967. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Players include Joe Randazzo on trombone and Rich Margolis on vibes! Titles include "Anadge", "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat", "Swag's Groove", "Nature Boy", and "Easy To Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small split on the top seam.)

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✨✧ Riz Ortolani & Nino OlivieroMondo Cane (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Sugar/Decca (Italy), Early 60s. New Copy ... $24.99 29.99
One of the first big international soundtracks to come from the Italian scene in the 60s – the start of a great run that would continue through the decade, although maybe not with results as strongly as this! The score is for a strange documentary-like film (the title means "World Gone To The Dogs"), and most of the tunes are dramatic – with a sweeping orchestral feel that has a few light instrumental moments. The big fame of this one is that it contains the theme that went onto become the 60s vocal standard "More" – but in this version, it's kind of submerged, and taken at a much slower pace – a theme that appears here and there, but also mixed with other really lively numbers too – always shifting the mood, to match the different settings in the film. Titles include "Free Way", "Models In Blue", "Life Savers Girls", "The Last Flight", "Dog Heat", "Cargo Cult", and "Purgatory". New expanded version – features a whopping 36 tracks in all – way more than the original album! CD
Also available Mondo Cane (with bonus tracks) ... LP 29.99

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Riz Ortolani & Nino OlivieroMondo Cane (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Sugar/Decca (Italy), Early 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $29.99 39.99
One of the first big international soundtracks to come from the Italian scene in the 60s – the start of a great run that would continue through the decade, although maybe not with results as strongly as this! The score is for a strange documentary-like film (the title means "World Gone To The Dogs"), and most of the tunes are dramatic – with a sweeping orchestral feel that has a few light instrumental moments. The big fame of this one is that it contains the theme that went onto become the 60s vocal standard "More" – but in this version, it's kind of submerged, and taken at a much slower pace – a theme that appears here and there, but also mixed with other really lively numbers too – always shifting the mood, to match the different settings in the film. Titles include "Free Way", "Models In Blue", "Life Savers Girls", "The Last Flight", "Dog Heat", "Cargo Cult", and "Purgatory". New expanded version – features a whopping 36 tracks in all – way more than the original album! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Mondo Cane (with bonus tracks) ... CD 24.99

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✨✧ Elis ReginaElis (1973) ... CD
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A beautiful album from the early 70s – and one that shows Elis Regina really transforming her jazzy bossa style into something far more complicated and baroque! She's working here with her best arranger, Cesar Camargo Mariano, and the tracks feature small-group performances that include players like Toninho Horta, Roberto Menescal, and Paulinho – all coming together beautifully to match the deepening emotion in Regina's vocals. Titles include a great version of Gilberto Gil's "Oriente", plus the tracks "Doente Morena", "Agnus Sei", "Meio Do Campo", "Folhas Secas", and "Ladeira Da Preguica". CD

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Elis Regina & Antonio Carlos JobimElis & Tom ... CD
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $13.99 About July 21, 2021 (delayed)
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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Terry RileyLast Camel In Paris – Theatre Edouard VII, Paris, 10 November 1978 ... CD
Elision Fields, 1978. New Copy ... $13.99
Experimental mastery from Terry Riley – a live recording captured in Paris in 1978 – at a point when he was working in a realm of his own invention, leading up to his benchmark Shri Camel LP! Riley is working here with his Yamaha portable combo organ that he had modified – feeding stereo signals into the digital delay. We'll spare you any more technical jargon, as what's important is the aural atmosphere, and it's a heavy one! There's always a pillow of droning organ tones at the outer edges, chiming bits on the fringes, and Middle East inspired accents at the core, the most linear connection to the coming Shri Camel album. The mood builds from start to finish – and the sound is amazing for a live recording! 10 untitled pieces and it runs pretty close to an hour. CD

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Maria RitaMaria Rita ... CD
Warner, 2003. Used ... $4.99
A stunning debut from Maria Rita – the daughter of Elis Regina and Cesar Camargo Mariano, a team responsible for some of the greatest music in Brazil during the 70s! Maria has a sad and sweet voice – a lot like her mother's, and recorded here in a setting that includes light jazz, bossa, and samba touches. Very nice stuff overall, and sure to get her career started on the right foot. Titles include "A Festa", "Agora So Falta Voci", "Menininha Do Portao", "Dos Gardenias", "Veja Bem Meu Bem", "Cupido", "Lavadeira Do Rio", and "Encontros". CD

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Secos & MolhadosSecos & Molhados (1974) (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Continental/Polysom (Brazil), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99
An early album by this groovy Brazilian rock group that featured Ney Matogrosso on vocals! The record has a haunting sound that mixes nice vocal production with spare arrangements supported by guitar, piano, and bass. The sound is difficult to describe – but the record has some extremely compelling songwriting, and great vocal work that carries the strength of the tracks, whether or not you understand Portuguese. Titles include "Flores Astrais", "Nao Nao Digas Nada", "Tercer Mundo", "Angustia", "O Doce E O Amargo", and "Delirio". LP, Vinyl record album

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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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VariousBoston Creative Jazz Scene – 1970 to 1983 (2LP box set with book) ... LP
Cultures Of Soul, 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP ... $25.99 28.98
Way more than just a random jazz compilation – and instead a set that comes with a hefty book about the Boston jazz underground in the 70s – almost 80 pages in length, complete with images of records, vintage photos, and lots of notes on this under-documented scene! And while Boston's always been something of a hotbed of jazz activity – thanks to the younger students who hit the city to study at Berklee and other schools – this material represents a much deeper, more spiritual current of jazz – work that's in the same territory of the AACM or loft jazz scenes of the period, but also with a current of freewheeling electric material too! At this price, the whole thing would already be great as a collection of rare spiritual jazz, but with the book and overall package it's a hell of a deal – packed with musical goodness on cuts that include "Sketch (parts 1 & 2)" and "Road Through The Wall (parts 2 & 3)" by Thing, "For Margot" and "Tarot The Moon" by Mark Harvey Group, "The Creator Is So Far Out" and "Egypt" by Phil Musra Group, "9 Degrees Black Women Liberation" by Worlds, "Year Of The Ear Herds & Hoards" by Baird Hersey with Dave Liebman, and "Play Sleep" by Stanton Davis' Ghetto Mysticism. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Boston Creative Jazz Scene – 1970 to 1983 (with book) ... CD 8.99

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VariousBoston Creative Jazz Scene – 1970 to 1983 (with book) ... CD
Cultures Of Soul, 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $8.99 19.98
Way more than just a random jazz compilation – and instead a set that comes with a hefty book about the Boston jazz underground in the 70s – almost 80 pages in length, complete with images of records, vintage photos, and lots of notes on this under-documented scene! And while Boston's always been something of a hotbed of jazz activity – thanks to the younger students who hit the city to study at Berklee and other schools – this material represents a much deeper, more spiritual current of jazz – work that's in the same territory of the AACM or loft jazz scenes of the period, but also with a current of freewheeling electric material too! At this price, the whole thing would already be great as a collection of rare spiritual jazz, but with the book and overall package it's a hell of a deal – packed with musical goodness on cuts that include "Sketch (parts 1 & 2)" and "Road Through The Wall (parts 2 & 3)" by Thing, "For Margot" and "Tarot The Moon" by Mark Harvey Group, "The Creator Is So Far Out" and "Egypt" by Phil Musra Group, "9 Degrees Black Women Liberation" by Worlds, "Year Of The Ear Herds & Hoards" by Baird Hersey with Dave Liebman, and "Play Sleep" by Stanton Davis' Ghetto Mysticism. CD
Also available Boston Creative Jazz Scene – 1970 to 1983 (2LP box set with book) ... LP 25.99

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VariousCan't You Hear Me – African Nuggets ... CD
Now Again, Mid 70s. New Copy ... $7.99 17.98
The "nuggets" in the title is very well placed here – as all the cuts here have every bit as much freak and fuzz as the American garage and pre-punk work chronicled famously on the lengendary Nuggets series! Yet these tracks are all even more obscure, and all come from African sources that never got any exposure over here back in the day – records from Zambia, Nigeria, and Zimbabwe – all brought together in a massive collection that's filled with heavy guitar work, and a fair bit of monstrous basslines too – which gives some of these tracks a slightly funky current at the bottom, even while the guitars and vocals are tripping out up top! The collection's a great complement to some of the Zamrock reissues from Now Again in recent years – and titles include "The Bad Will Die" by Keith Mlevhu, "Can't You Hear Me" by Paul Ngozi, "Black Power" by Peace, "Mad Man" by Born Free, "Breakthrough" by Funkees, "Few Bena Zambia" by Revolutions, "Come Home" by Wells Fargo, "Amanaz" by Amanaz, "Don't Take Me For A Ride" by Founders, "Like A Chicken" by Witch, and "Making Life Out Of Music" by Eye Q. Also includes the reworked "No Time (Pilooski edit)" by Witch. CD

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✨✧ Banda Black RioSuper Nova Samba Funk ... CD
Far Out (UK), 2011. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A brilliant new vision for the legendary Banda Black Rio – the pioneering samba, soul and funk combo that broke so much ground in the 70s and remain vital to this day – led here by William Magalhaes, in a mode that celebrates decades of the best Brazilian music, while fearlessly moving it forward! William's father Oberdan Magalhaes was a driving force behind the original Banda Black Rio, and we couldn't really imagine a more appropriate new vision for the group than his son's. William wrote or co-wrote each track and he sings, plays keys and synth, guitar, bass, drums and more. The expansive group brings a depth of percussion, horns, strings and vocals – delivering timeless and dexterous jazzy Brazilian funk and dancefloor soul. The guest list includes classic and contemporary greats like Seu Jorge, Elza Soares, Marcio Local, Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil and others! Includes "Louis Lane" with Seu Jorge & Mano Brown, "Super Nova Samba Funk (9 No Samba)", "America Do Sul", "Isabela" feat Elza Soares and Cesar Camargo Mariano, "Samba Nova", "Quem Vem La" feat Marcio Local, "Deixa Estar" feat Aleh, "Lindos Olhos" feat Seu Jorge and Don Pixote, "Paname" feat Pyroman, "Final Feliz", "Irere" feat Gilberto Gil, "Aos Pes Do Redentor" feat Caetano Veloso and more. 16 tracks on the CD version. CD

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✨✧ Joao BoscoCaca a Raposa ... CD
RCA (Brazil), 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Maybe one of the best-remembered albums from the legendary 70s run of Joao Bosco – a set that manages to bring together jazzy instrumentation, samba rhythms, folksy elements, and a whole new level of songwriting – all in a blend that beautifully announces Bosco's genius to the world! There's a level of expression here that rivals Caetano Veloso or Ivan Lins – and like those giants of Brazilian music, the sound here is almost Bosco's genre unto itself – a wonderfully strong expression of new ideas, done in close collaboration with songwriter Aldir Blanc. Cesar Camargo Mariano handles arrangements and keyboards – which makes for more than a few jazzy and groovy moments – especially on the cuts "Nessa Data" and "Casa De Marimbondo", plus the classic "Kid Cavaquinho". Other titles include "O Mestre Sala Dos Mares", "Escadas Da Penha", "Jardins Da Infancia", and "Violeta De Belfort Roxo". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Erasmo CarlosSonhos E Memorias 1941 to 1972 ... CD
Polydor/Light In The Attic, 1972. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A record filled with cover images that run from Richard Nixon to Elvis Presley, to Mick Jagger, Caetano Veloso, Chairman Mao, Jorge Ben, Jimi Hendrix, and Andy Warhol – and a set whose sound definitely seems to live up to such heady company from the 20th century! Erasmo Carlos is at his inventive best here – very playfully creative, yet in a way that refines his style from his trippier years – almost a reinvention of the singer's approach for a new generation of MPB – in a manner that some of the Tropicalia artists were doing at the time. The songwriting and production are great – and if the album were in English, it may well have been a global hit (although it did pretty well at home back in Brazil!) – and titles include "Mane Joao", "Largo Da Segunda Feira", "Sabado Morto", "E Proibido Fumar", "Preciso Encontrar Um Amigo", and "Mundo Cao". CD

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✨✧ Teddy Charles/Shorty RogersCollaboration West (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1953. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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.)

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✨✧ Riz Ortolani & Nino OlivieroMondo Cane ... LP
United Artists, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the first big international soundtracks to come from the Italian scene in the 60s – the start of a great run that would continue through the decade, although maybe not with results as strongly as this! The score is for a strange documentary-like film (the title means "World Gone To The Dogs"), and most of the tunes are dramatic – with a sweeping orchestral feel that has a few light instrumental moments. The big fame of this one is that it contains the theme that went onto become the 60s vocal standard "More" – but in this version, it's kind of submerged, and taken at a much slower pace – a theme that appears here and there, but also mixed with other really lively numbers too – always shifting the mood, to match the different settings in the film. Titles include "Free Way", "Models In Blue", "Life Savers Girls", "The Last Flight", "Dog Heat", "Cargo Cult", and "Purgatory". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing. Cover has light wear and an ink stamp.)

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✨✧ Wilson SimonalMexico 70 ... LP
Odeon (Brazil), 1970. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A brilliant little set from Wilson Simonal – recorded right in the glory days of the Blue Brazil generation at EMI/Odeon! The album's got a very special blend of talents – vocals from Wilson, arrangements from Cesar Camargo Mariano, and hip instrumentation from Som Tres – done in that soaring, swinging mix of modes they used on their own groovy albums of the late 60s – some very well-remembered treasures that are still turning on plenty of folks all these many years later! There's plenty of funky numbers in the set – those offbeat groovers we love so much from this generation of Brazilian music – and titles include "Crioula", "I'll Never Fall In Love Again", "Kiki", "Aqui E O Pais Do Futebol", "Que Pena", "As Menininhas Do Leblon", "Ecco Il Tipo Che Io Cercavo", and "Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some surface wear and aging.)

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✨✧ John TaylorPause & Think Again ... LP
Turtle/Eargong (UK), 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Marvelous work from pianist Mike Taylor – maybe the greatest album we've ever heard from this under-recognized British genius, and a set that's got some of Taylor's most inventive writing and arrangements! The group's larger than some of Taylor's usual settings – and features John Surman on soprano sax, Stan Sulzmann on alto, Chris Pyne on trombone, and Kenny Wheeler on trumpet – all players who are arranged in this style that lets them break free in strongly voiced solos, while still also hewing to Mike's wonderful sense of color and tone – a mix of structure and individual creativity that's a bit like some of the early Surman work on Deram, or that label's music with some of his contemporaries. The group also features Chris Laurence on bass and Tony Levin on drums – and Norma Winstone adds in some heavenly vocalizations at points. Titles include "And Think Again", "White Magic", "Pause", "Interlude/Soft Winds", and "Awakening/Eye To Eye". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Sarah VaughanSarah + 2 ... CD
Roulette, 1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sarah Vaughan's most stripped-down session – a record that really does just have "plus 2" added to the lady's lovely vocals! Backing here are only by Barney Kessel on guitar and Joe Comfort on bass – accompanying Sarah in a moody, mellow, late nite mode that's far different than some of the fuller backings on her other records for Roulette! The spare and sensitive sound is totally great – a side of Vaughan that rarely comes out this perfectly, and an amazing demonstration of her sense of poise, rhythm, and timing – without a piano or rhythm section to push her along. Titles include "When Sunny Gets Blue", "I Understand", "Goodnight Sweetheart", "All I Do Is Dream Of You", "Key Largo", "Just Squeeze Me", and "The Very Thought Of You". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Caetano VelosoCaetano Veloso (1969) (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An album of pure genius – easily one of the greatest Brazilian albums ever, and a landmark set from the Tropicalia years! There's a brilliance here that's hard to describe accurately – quite possibly because the young Caetano Veloso is experimenting with so many new ideas, the album explodes with fresh energy on each new track! Offbeat bossa runs into weird production effects, subtle psychedelia, and heartfelt singer/songwriter material – all arranged by the mighty Rogerio Duprat, and featuring guest work from Gilberto Gil on guitar. The range of work here is tremendous – from the political "Empty Boat" to the fantastical "Lost in the Paradise", through other classics that include "Irene", "Os Argonautas", "Carolina", "Alfomega", "Chuvas De Verao", "Objeto Nao Identifcado", "Atras Do Trio Eletrico", and "Marinheiro So". This Japanese CD version includes 4 bonus tracks: "Torno A Repetir", "Cinema Olympia", "Hino Do Esporte Clube Bahia" and "Charles, Anjo 45". CD

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✨✧ VariousLight On The Southside – Photographs Of Chicago Southside Nightlife 1975 to 1977 (hardcover book with 2LP set) ... LP
Numero, Late 70s/2009. New Copy 2LP & Book ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Quite possibly the most beautiful record we've ever seen from the folks at The Numero Group – and that's saying a lot, given the quality of all their top-shelf releases! This beautiful edition features a hardcover book of vintage black and white photographs taken on Chicago's south side in the mid 70s – images of patrons and proprietors from long-lost nite spots that include Perv's House, Pepper's Hideout, The High Chaparral, and The Showcase Lounge – all the kind of clubs that were likely to feature the sort of Chicago funk and soul that Numero's been reissuing for the past few years! The images are amazing – a really rare look into the community that supported this sort of music – caught far far from the mainstream, in placed that were almost even private, compared to more well-travelled entertainment outlets. Photographs come from the collection of Michael Abramson – and are beautifully reproduced on LP-sized pages, in a book that also features some vintage flyers, posters, and business cards from the clubs! And if that's not enough, Numero also throws in some great notes of their own, and a bonus 2LP set with music that includes "I'm A Streaker Baby" by Arelean Brown, "No Better Time Than Now" by Ricky Allen, "The Same One" by Malcolm Simmons, "You Made Me Suffer" by Andrew Brown, "This Is My Prayer" by Lady Margo, "It's A Dream" by Little Ed & The Soundmasters Band, "I Sayed That" by Slim Willis Band, "Bring It Down Front" by Hugh Hawkins, "Womans Lib" by Lucille Spann, "Gimmie Some Of Yours" by Artie White, "Baby" by Walter Butterball Davis, "Is It Because I'm Black (inst)" by Syl Johnson, "Goose Walk" by Little Mack, "Young Blood" by Detroit Jr, "California Lady" by James Kinds & Stack, and "I Learned My Lesson" by Willie Davis. The albums are packaged in their own Numero-like cover – then nestled in a slipcover with the book – a hell of a sweet set at this price, and it also comes with an introduction by Nick Hornby! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousPanama! Vol 2 – Latin Sounds, Cumbia Tropical & Calypso Funk On The Isthmus 1967 to 1977 ... LP
Soundway (UK), Late 60s/1970s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A second heavy dose of sounds from the Panamanian scene of the 60s and 70s – a long-overdue companion to the previous volume of the series on Soundway, filled with rare gems that are finally getting their first exposure to the world outside the isthmus! The sounds here are completely fresh – somewhat Latin-styled in the rhythms, but often put together in ways that are quite different than any more familiar music of the time – touches of tropical styles, funky grooves, and other odd elements that really keep things interesting – shifting our ears way past any easy expectations, and making us love the Soundway label all over again for their massive work in digging up the rare stuff! The package contains rich notes on the music put together by the label – a look at this oft-ignored musical culture, complete with vintage photos and record images too, so that the whole thing's almost as much of a visual treat as it is an audio one. Titles include "Descarga Superior" by Los Superiores, "Jazzy" by Los Papacitos, "Borambon" by Camilio Azuquita, "La Escoba" by Alfredo Y Su Salsa Montanera, "Love Letters" by Lord Cobra Y Los Hnos Duncan, "Piculina" by Chilo Pitty, "Ain't No Sunshine" by The Soul Fantastics, "Dreams" by The Duncan Brothers, "Tamborito Swing" by Los Silvertones, and "Ese Muerto No Lo Cargo Yo" by The Exciters. LP, Vinyl record album
(Later pressing from 2017.)

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✨✧ VariousShe Wants You – Pye Records' Feminine Side 1964 to 1970 ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fantastic Brit girl pop from the 60s – from one of the labels who did it better than most! Pye Records was famously home to Petula Clark, but the company had lots of other wonderful female singers in its lineup – and over the course of the 60s, they continually set the tone for new standards in British music – taking on all the right inspirations from American pop and soul, but also delivering the goods with that uniquely English style of arranging and producing – always with an extra punch that makes every one of these tracks a gem! The set's got a really good range of material – a few bigger names, and lots of more obscure singers – including a few heard here in earlier years, before moving onto more rock-based work in the 70s. The insides of the booklet are as lively as the cover – great images of the singers, rare records, and other vintage materials – alongside 25 tracks that include "Adam Can You Beat That" by Dana Gillespie, "I Can't Break The Habit" by The Ferris Wheel, "Lost Summer Love" by Lorraine Silver, "I Run To Hide" by Anita Harris, "I Want You" by Jeannie & The Big Guys, "Run To Me" by Glenda Collins, "Seven Letters" by Margo & The Marvetts, "Thank Goodness For The Rain" by Peanut, "Hollywood" by Jackie Trent, "Rain" by Petula Clark, "Question" by Sandra Barry, "The Life That I Lead" by The New Faces, "Dark Shadows & Empty Hallways" by Tammy St John, "Your Kind Of Love" by The Breakaways, and "How Can I Hide It From My Heart" by Maxine Darren. CD

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✨✧ Banda Black RioSuper Nova Samba Funk (yellow vinyl pressing) (2021 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Far Out (UK), 2011. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A brilliant new vision for the legendary Banda Black Rio – the pioneering samba, soul and funk combo that broke so much ground in the 70s and remain vital to this day – led here by William Magalhaes, in a mode that celebrates decades of the best Brazilian music, while fearlessly moving it forward! William's father Oberdan Magalhaes was a driving force behind the original Banda Black Rio, and we couldn't really imagine a more appropriate new vision for the group than his son's. William wrote or co-wrote each track and he sings, plays keys and synth, guitar, bass, drums and more. The expansive group brings a depth of percussion, horns, strings and vocals – delivering timeless and dexterous jazzy Brazilian funk and dancefloor soul. The guest list includes classic and contemporary greats like Seu Jorge, Elza Soares, Marcio Local and others. Includes "Louis Lane" with Seu Jorge & Mano Brown, "Super Nova Samba Funk (9 No Samba)", "America Do Sul", "Isabela" feat Elza Soares and Cesar Camargo Mariano, "Samba Nova", "Quem Vem La" feat Marcio Local, "Deixa Estar" feat Aleha and "Lindos Olhos" feat Seu Jorge and Don Pixote. 8 tracks on the vinyl version. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition yellow vinyl pressing!)

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✨✧ Elis ReginaElis (1972) ... CD
Philips (Brazil), 1972. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A stunning step forward for the great Elis Regina – and a landmark record that would set the stage for most of her final work to come in the 70s! The album's got less of the jazz or bossa inflections of her music from the 60s – and instead moves into this richly sophisticated style that seems to unlock endless new corners in her vocals – that emotive, expressive depth that instantly made Elis one of the most powerful forces of her time – an artist revered by both hipsters and the mainstream. Partner Cesar Camargo Mariano handles all the backings – again moving past his own bossa roots too – and titles include "Bala Com Bala", "Mucuripe", "Vida De Bailarina", "Atras Da Porta", "Cais", "20 Anos Blue", and a nice spare version of "Aquas De Marco". CD
(New 2021 remaster!)

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✨✧ Elis Regina & Antonio Carlos JobimElis & Tom ... LP
Philips/Universal (Brazil), 1974. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
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". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Howard RileyFlight ... LP
Turtle/Eargong (UK), 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A complete classic from British pianist Howard Riley – exactly the sort of record that made him as important a new voice on the piano as Cecil Taylor in the US or Alexander Schlippenbach and Martial Solal on the European scene! The set's got the free, fiery vibe of some of Taylor's best work – but with even more inventive sounds from the whole trio – which also includes Barry Guy on bass and Tony Oxley on drums and amplified percussion – a tremendous lineup that's equally matched, and brilliant throughout! Riley is as wonderful as on his solo sessions – but he's almost even more incredible here for the way he balances things between all the players, and gives both Oxley and Guy some key space to make themselves known. Titles include "Cirrus", "Motion", "Flight", "For Lesley/For Sue", and "Forgotten Game". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Sharhabil AhmedKing Of Sudanese Jazz ... CD
Habibi Funk (Germany), Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Really fantastic music, with a sound that's as hip as the image on the cover – not jazz as we know it here in the US, but a wonderful hybrid of our own musical roots with elements of Sudanese music – all delivered with a very postmodern mish-mash of styles, and a sound that's unlike anything else we can think of! The blend is a bit like some of the hybrids that were occurring in Ethiopian music at the time – and is maybe as unique as some of those classic recordings – with vocals that have a stretched-out style with lots of inflections, set up next to jagged rhythms that often have as much guitar in the groove as percussion, topped with offbeat reed passages that use lots of very cool tuning! Maybe the best release so far from this wonderful label – with titles that include "El Bambi", "Ya Shagini", "Aziza", "Malak Ya Saly", "Argos Farfish", and "Kamar Dawa". CD

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✨✧ Sharhabil AhmedKing Of Sudanese Jazz ... LP
Habibi Funk (Germany), Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Really fantastic music, with a sound that's as hip as the image on the cover – not jazz as we know it here in the US, but a wonderful hybrid of our own musical roots with elements of Sudanese music – all delivered with a very postmodern mish-mash of styles, and a sound that's unlike anything else we can think of! The blend is a bit like some of the hybrids that were occurring in Ethiopian music at the time – and is maybe as unique as some of those classic recordings – with vocals that have a stretched-out style with lots of inflections, set up next to jagged rhythms that often have as much guitar in the groove as percussion, topped with offbeat reed passages that use lots of very cool tuning! Maybe the best release so far from this wonderful label – with titles that include "El Bambi", "Ya Shagini", "Aziza", "Malak Ya Saly", "Argos Farfish", and "Kamar Dawa". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Mike OsborneOutback ... LP
Turtle/Eargong (UK), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Early genius from British saxophonist Mike Osborne – his first session as a leader, recorded in the company of some of the greatest players on his scene! Osborne's got a strong vision here that's apparent from the first note of the set – a mixture of freedom and cohesive energy that resonates with the best modes of the ESP albums cut a few years before this one – stretching out with the new imagination that was setting the London jazz scene on fire at the start of the 70s. Osborne's alto is at the lead of a quintet that also includes Harry Beckett on trumpet, Chris McGregor on piano, Harry Miller on bass, and Louis Moholo on drums – and the sound is a mixture of some of the post-Blue Notes work of McGregor with bolder-blown trumpet/sax lines from Beckett and Osborne. The album features 2 long tracks – the stark, angular "So It Is", and the slower-building "Outback", which features some especially nice solos from Beckett. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Elis ReginaElis (1972) ... LP
Philips (Brazil), 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A stunning step forward for the great Elis Regina – and a landmark record that would set the stage for most of her final work to come in the 70s! The album's got less of the jazz or bossa inflections of her music from the 60s – and instead moves into this richly sophisticated style that seems to unlock endless new corners in her vocals – that emotive, expressive depth that instantly made Elis one of the most powerful forces of her time – an artist revered by both hipsters and the mainstream. Partner Cesar Camargo Mariano handles all the backings – again moving past his own bossa roots too – and titles include "Bala Com Bala", "Mucuripe", "Vida De Bailarina", "Atras Da Porta", "Cais", "20 Anos Blue", and a nice spare version of "Aquas De Marco". LP, Vinyl record album
(New 2021 remaster!)

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✨✧ Raf VilarStudies In Bossa ... CD
Far Out (UK), 2011. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An excellent debut from Rio-raised, London-based Raf Vilar on Far Out – breezy, airy melodies and light arrangements with enough classic bossa craft to stand the test of time! Raf is the nephew of the legendary Ivan Conti, so it's safe to say that he's got this stuff in his blood, but fear not any possible nepotism getting him a record deal. We were spinning this album again and again, digging every second before we even read a brief bio. Trust us, it's the real deal! The arrangements are mostly laidback, but filled with unfakeable love and passion for easygoing bossa, with some of the best tracks featuring just Raf's vocals and a guitar – but the more arranged numbers with piano, bass, sax and additional percussion are great, too. Includes "Por Um Amor Qualquer", "Bossa Me", "Sem Ter Voce", "Le Com Cre", "So No Ar", "Amargo Amor", "Silidao", "Lullaby" and more. CD

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✨✧ VariousBoombox 2 – Early Independent Hip Hop, Electro, & Disco Rap 1979 to 1983 (3LP set – with bonus download) ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 3LP ... Out Of Stock
The real sound of the old school, and the best beats from the streets – the kind of early underground hip hop tracks that still sound wonderful after all these years! These are tracks from the earliest years of the style – when funk was as much a part of the music as lyrics – and tracks were often surprisingly long, and spun out in the best sort of party mode – with an excellent focus on funky drum breaks and basslines, matched by lyrics from youthful crews and MCs that set the standard for countless artists to come! As with the first volume, the track selection here is wonderful – a mix of key classics from the Harlem and South Bronx scenes, plus some overlooked gems that are well-worth discovering – all wrapped up with the usual top-shelf attention to detail we've come to expect from Soul Jazz Records! The package features loads of great notes and photos – and titles include "Maximus Party" by TJ Swann & Pee Wee Mel, "Death Rap" by Margo's Kool Out Crew, "Lookin Good" by Eddie Cheba, "One Time Two Time Blow Your Mind" by MC Rock Lovely, "Let's Rock" by Harlem World Crew, "School Days" by Busy Bee, "Ah That's The Joint" by Kool DJ AJ, "Dancin Party People" by Little Skarsky, "Young Ladies" by Lonnie Love, "Rappin Partee Groove" by Rappers Rapp Group, "The People's Message Take Two" by Terry Lewis & Wild Flower, "Shake Your Body" by Manujothi, "Dr Ice Rap" by Zoot II, and "Rock The Message Rap" by Grand Master Chilly T & Stevie G. LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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