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Alexandre DesplatArgo – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack ... CD
Water Tower, 2012. Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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PastelsBeen So Long/My One & Only Dream (Argo) ... 7-inch
Argo, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Black label pressing.)

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✨✧ Al HibblerMelodies By Al Hibbler (Argo) ... LP
Argo, 1956. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Very obscure work by Al Hibbler – a collection issued in the 50s, but which appears to include work from earlier years, as the style and sound varies a bit from track to track. The set likely brings together material that was issued on singles, at a time when Hibbler's star was really rising on record – titles that include "Fat & Forty", "Feather Roll Blues", "My Little Brown Book", "What Will I Tell My Heart", and "I Love You". LP, Vinyl record album
(60s blue label Cadet pressing with deep groove. Vinyl has a short click on "Lover Come Back To Me".)

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✨✧ VariousOff the Wall – Essential Argo/Cadet Grooves Vol 1 ... CD
Charly (UK), Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The first of the great Argo/Cadet series of comps, and one that really reflects the London obsession with jazz funk and soul jazz grooves in the early 90s. There's 10 hard instrumentals here, most of them by folks that we have a hard time turning up in the original. Monster cuts include "The Wailer" by Sonny Cox, "The Aquarian" by Harold Land, "Milestones" by The Three Souls, and the fantastic "Feel" by Buck Clarke, which is a massive stepping conga/vibes track, and is worth the price of the CD alone! CD
(Out of print.)
 
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Lorez AlexandriaEarly in the Morning ... LP
Argo, 1960. Near Mint- ... $24.99
An excellent early album by one of the greatest jazz vocalists of all time! The session's a very hip affair – recorded with the Ramsey Lewis Trio backing her up on one side, and a group led by Frank Foster on another – both playing in a tight soul jazz mode that works perfectly for Lorez's great voice, and which takes her way past the straighter style of the King recordings. Includes a version of Louis Jordan's "Early In The Morning", plus "So Long", "Don't Explain", "Baby Don't You Cry", and "Rocks In My Bed". The groove's very deep, like hearing Lorez in a smoky club on the south side of Chicago! LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Spanish Fresh Sound pressing.)

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Bennett/Bridge/Ireland/RainierTwentieth Century English Songs – Peter Pears/Benjamin Britten/Joan Dickson ... LP
Argo (UK), 1964. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono teal label pressing. Cover has some gloss separation at the top right corner.)

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Frank FosterBasie Is Our Boss (Spanish pressing) ... LP
Argo/CFE (Spain), 1963. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Basie may be his boss, but Frank Foster's definitely his own man – especially working here on this hip little session for Chess Records – a small group date with some key members of the Count's ensemble! There's a bit of the Basie sense of arrangement in the tunes – especially in the playful way the horns come together – but other points have a looser, more soul jazz sort of approach – a great mix of modes that's a bit like some of Foster's recordings of the 50s, but even groovier overall! In addition to Frank's tenor, the group also features excellent flute and tenor from Eric Dixon – plus trumpet from Al Aarons, piano from John Young, bass from Buddy Catlett, and drums from Phil Thomas – on titles that include "Samba Blues", "Kelly Blue", "May We", and "Vested Interest". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small mark from an old sticker in one corner, but is nice overall.)

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Johnny GriffinJG ... CD
Argo/Verve, Late 50s. Used ... $5.99
Excellent early work by Johnny Griffin – a set that's a bit more obscure than some of his Blue Note classics to come, and which was recorded on the Chicago hometown scene from which he first sprang! The group here is a quartet – with Junior Mance on piano and Wilbur Ware on bass – the same lineup that graced the legendary Chicago Sound album under Ware's own name, which was issued on Riverside – a record that shares a lot with this one in its mix of soul and modernism, new ideas just brimming over from all of the young players involved. The album's overflowing with great tenor work from Griffin – angular, imaginative, and really breaking out of tenor modes of the early 50s. Original titles include "Lollypop", "Satin Wrap", "Riff Raff", and "Bee-Ees" – and the group does some nice work on a few mellower ballads as well! CD
(Small cutout hole through case.)

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Kamran InceFall Of Constantinople (Symphony No 2)/Arches/Remembering Lycia – Kevin Stalheim/Prescent Music/David Alan Miller/Albany Symphony Orchestra ... CD
Argo, 1997. Used ... $1.99 2.99
... CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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Ahmad JamalMacanudo ... LP
Argo, 1963. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
One of Ahmad's best albums ever – a Latin-ized set of tracks done with arrangements by Richard Evans, who really knows how to make the set groove! Ahmad's flowing piano lines come into play with lots of tight percussion and big band backing – in a way that never dampens his spirit, and almost seems to open him up with more of an edge than on his trio recordings. The record includes the killer groover "Haitian Marketplace", which jumps and clangs all over the place, and has a hard catchy hook that's unlike any other Ahmad Jamal record – and also features loads of other great originals by Evans, including "Bossa Nova Do Marilla", "Belo Horizonte", "Montevideo", and "Bogota". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono grey label Argo pressing. Cover has some wear, split top and bottom seams, and moderate aging and staining on the back.)

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Etta JamesEtta James Rocks The House (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Argo/Chess (Brazil), 1963. Used ... $5.99
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". CD
(Out of print.)

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Etta JamesQueen Of Soul (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Argo/Kent (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... $9.99 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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Liszt/SchumannConcerto Pathetique/Andante & Variations/Six Canonic Studies – John Ogdon/Brenda Lucas ... LP
Argo (UK), 1972. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Teal label stereo pressing. Cover has an index label at the top left corner, a bumped corner, and a bit of pen.)

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James MoodyMoody's Mood (Moody's Mood For Love/Flute N The Blues/Last Train From Overbrook) ... LP
Argo/Chess, Early 60s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $7.99
A nice little collection of James Moody's excellent work for the Argo label from the early 60s – featuring tunes that originally appeared on the albums Moody's Mood For Love, Flute N The Blues, and Last Train From Overbrook! The overstuffed set actually seems to include almost all the tracks from the records – a total of 26 tracks that show Moody as an incredibly inventive player at the time, really moving past bop into a realm of exotic soul jazz and freer-thinking tones and colors! Titles include "Tico Tico", "Yvonne", "Brother Yusef", "There She Goes", "Boo's Tune", "Breaking The Blues", "Birdland Story", "Mean To Me", "Parker's Mood", and "Plus Eight". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing. Cover has light wear, a small split on one corner, and a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Oliver NelsonFantabulous ... CD
Argo/Verve, 1964. Used ... $7.99
A cool cooker from Oliver Nelson – one of the few 60s albums he cut as a leader with the same sense of soul and swing as his backings for other players! The sound here is right up there with Nelson's work with Jimmy Smith over at Verve – soaring, soulful arrangements that sparkle in ways that few other arrangers could match – perfectly balanced between bold statements by the soloists and a tight ensemble feel overall! The players are all top-shelf – and include Phil Woods on alto sax, Jerome Richardson on flute and baritone, Robert Hashton on tenor, Art Hoyle on trumpet, and Patti Brown on piano – plus Nelson himself on alto, getting in a few key solos. The whole thing's wonderfully upbeat and joyous, but with a deeper sense of feeling too – and many titles are originals by Nelson, including "Hobo Flats", "Post No Bills", "Laz-ie Kate", "Teenie's Blues", and "Three Plus One". CD
(2008 digipak pressing.)

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Schutz/MonteverdiMotets Nos 4-8 (Quid Commisisti)/Lagrime D'Amante Al Sepolero Dell'Amata – Roger Norrington/Schutz Choir Of London ... LP
Argo (UK), 1978. Near Mint- ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bumped corner.)

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Seiber/Gerhard/Fricker/ArnoldWind Quintets – Permutazioni A Cinque/Wind Quintet/Wind Quintet Op 5/Three Shanties For Wind Quintet – London Wind Quintet ... LP
Argo (UK), 1962. Near Mint- ... $1.99 14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Turquoise label stereo pressing with box logo. Cover has light ringwear and gloss separation along the spine.)

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Sonny StittSonny Stitt ... LP
Argo, 1958. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A record with a simple, elegant title – and a similar cover image too – but if you know Sonny Stitt, you know there's often plenty beneath the surface, and this classic Chess Records has plenty to offer, once you start listening! The album's right up there with Sonny's work for Roost – in terms of straight, strong, confident blowing – remarkably subtle, but also remarkably well-conceived, and proof that by the end of the 50s, Stitt had really matured greatly as a player – bringing so much to bear in very short space, and really coming up with imaginative solos in the process! The group's a quartet with Barry Harris on piano (although conflicting information also claims that it's Ramsey Lewis) – but Stitt's the main focus on this set, and for good reason – on titles that include "Jack Spratt", "Propapagoon", "This Is Always", "Everyone Does", and "Mr Sun". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s orange label pressing in a black & white cover. Cover has a cutout notch, light wear, and some aging.)

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Sonny Stitt & Bennie GreenMy Main Man ... LP
Argo, 1964. Near Mint- ... $24.99 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 light wear and a cut corner.)

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TennysonTennyson ... LP
Argo (UK), 1970. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Read by Tony Church, Frank Duncan, Denis McCarthy, Margaretta Scott, and Gary Watson. LP, Vinyl record album
(Library copy, with old library stickers on the front cover and label.)

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✨✧ Jimmy WoodeColorful Strings Of Jimmy Woode (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Argo (Japan), 1957. Used ... $39.99
An incredible record from bassist Jimmy Woode – quite possibly his only small group session as a leader, and a super-hip album that bridges his work with Duke Ellington and later sides with the Clarke Boland Big Band! The record's got a groove that's far different than anything Woode cut with Ellington – and in a way, it already points the way towards some of the sounds that would be created by American ex-patriots on the European scene of the 60s. The groove is very light – and features Woode's bass leading a combo with flute from Mike Simpson, tenor from Paul Gonsalves, trumpet from Clark Terry, and piano from Ramsey Lewis – all coming together in unusual timings and phrasings that are a fair bit different than their own work of the time. Simpson's flute is especially great – a really lyrical element that works perfectly with Woode's melodic bass work – and Gonsalves and Terry are working here in their best tonal color mode, really shading things in nicely! All cuts are originals by Woode, and they're done in long takes – with titles that include "Dance Of The Reluctant Drag", "Man From Potter's Crossing", "Falmouth Recollections", and "Foofy For President". A real gem, and one not to pass up! CD
(2005 Japanese pressing – includes obi!)

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✨✧ Benny GolsonFree ... LP
Argo, 1962. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Without a doubt, Benny Golson is one of the most underrated tenorists of his generation – a player with a tone and conception that's always tremendous – but which comes across especially well on this early 60s session for Argo Records! As you might guess from the title, things aren't as tightly structured as on some of Benny's more arranged albums of the period – and he opens up wonderfully in a small group setting – playing in a beautifully confident tone, but with a slightly raspy edge – cutting, changing, and swinging perfectly in lines that are masterfully crafted, yet full of raw emotion. The group's a thoughtful quartet, and includes Tommy Flanagan on piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Art Taylor on drums – and tracks that inlcude "Sock Cha", "Shades Of Stein", "Just By Myself", and "Just In Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Argo pressing, with deep groove – a nice copy!)

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✨✧ Al HibblerMelodies By Al Hibbler (Marterry) ... LP
Marterry/Argo, 1956. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Very obscure work by Al Hibbler – a collection issued in the 50s, but which appears to include work from earlier years, as the style and sound varies a bit from track to track. The set likely brings together material that was issued on singles, at a time when Hibbler's star was really rising on record – titles that include "Fat & Forty", "Feather Roll Blues", "My Little Brown Book", "What Will I Tell My Heart", and "I Love You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono Argo pressing with deep groove. Cover has some surface wear, heavy aging on the back, split top and bottom seams and a name in pen.)

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✨✧ Ahmad JamalAhmad Jamal – The Ahmad Jamal Trio Volume IV ... LP
Argo, 1958. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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. Vinyl is great – but the cover has two split seams, staining on bottom inch of cover, surface wear.)

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✨✧ Ahmad JamalBut Not For Me – Ahmad Jamal Trio At The Pershing ... LP
Argo, 1958. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Groundbreaking work from the legendary Ahmad Jamal – not just in his own career, but in live jazz in general! The album's a classic recording of Jamal's trio with Israel Crosby on bass and Vernell Fournier on drums – captured at the Pershing Lounge on the south side of Chicago, where Jamal was clearly wowing the crowd with his amazing talents on the piano. The groove here is sublimely fluid and soulful – clearly the next wave of expression on the piano in the 50s, and as important to the Chicago scene as Bill Evans was to that of New York at the time. The recording quality is wonderful – clear enough to capture the subtleties of Crosby's amazing bass, and the lightly tippling sound of Fournier's drums – and titles include a classic extended reading of "Poinciana", plus "What's New", "But Not For Me", and "No Greater Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue fade label Cadet stereo pressing. Cover has light surface wear & aging.)

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

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✨✧ Ramsey LewisIn Crowd ... CD
Argo, 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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". CD
(2007 digipak pressing.)

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✨✧ Sonny StittMove On Over ... LP
Argo, 1963. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A bit rough around the edges, but a very tasty set from Stitt! The album's sort of free-spun organ set – 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). Tracks include "Shut The Back Door", "A Natural Fox", "Move On Over", "Dexter's Deck", and "My Mother's Eyes". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s orange label pressing. Cover has a cut corner, ring wear, and edge wear.)

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✨✧ Art Farmer & Benny Golson JazztetBig City Sounds ... LP
Argo, 1960. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Massively soulful, massively stepping – and one of the greatest albums ever from the team of Art Farmer and Benny Golson! The record sparkles with an amazing edge – rhythm totally in place from the trio of Cedar Walton, Tommy Williams, and Albert Heath – and horns braced over the top with a clean-blown sound that's as impeccable as it is soulful! Farmer, Golson, and trombonist Tom McIntosh update the soulfully arranged style that Golson first forged in the 50s – taking it into earthier territory with more of a soul jazz flair, but still allowing for the space and modern edge that made Golson's work noticeable from the start. The album features some great originals, and key takes on jazz standards from the time – an all-great run of titles that includes "The Cool One", "Blues On Down", "Hi Fly", "Bean Bag", and "Con Alma". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Argo pressing – a nice copy! Cover has a tiny cutout hole, but is otherwise beautiful.)

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✨✧ GerhardSymphony No 4 (New York)/Violin Concerto – Yfrah Neaman/Colin Davis/BBC Symphony Orchestra ... LP
Argo (UK), 1972. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and aging, a cutout notch, and some clear tape at the seams.)

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✨✧ Shakey HortonSoul Of Blues Harmonica ... LP
Argo, 1964. Sealed ... Out Of Stock
With a record like this, it's clear that Shakey Horton's the soul of blues harmonica – if not the king as well! The album's filled with wonderful instrumentals that really focus Horton's talents strongly – not used just as flavoring or an occasional solo to spice up a tune – but as an amazingly powerful lead instrument with a really great range, and a punch that's packed as tight as any electric guitar on a Chess Record at the time! The set features a great group with Buddy Guy on guitar and Bobby Buster on Hammond – and titles include "Wee Baby Blues", "Wrinkles", "It's Alright", "Hard Hearted Woman", "Friday Night Stomp", and "Gonna Bring It On Home". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Chess Masters pressing – still sealed. Shrinkwrap is slightly open along the bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Sam LazarOrgan Grooves (Space Flight/Playback/bonus tracks) ... CD
Argo/Jasmine (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A pair of Hammond jazz classics from organist Sam Lazar – back to back on a single CD, with rare bonus tracks too! First up is Space Flight – a tight batch of organ groovers with a raw R&B feel, recorded by the obscure St Louis organist Sam Lazar – with a very young Grant Green on guitar! The album's a bit different than Sam's other records for Argo – in that the tunes are all quite short, with a tight fast sound that's almost more R&B at times than jazz – a very unusual setting especially for Grant Green! The guitar is nice and loud – really racing to keep up with Lazar's fast work on the Hammond – and other members of the group include Willie Dixon on bass and Chauncey Williams on drums. Titles include "Mad Lad", "Space Flight", "Caramu", "Funky Blues", and "Big Willie". Playback is one of a few rare albums from Hammond player Sam Lazar – a lesser-known artist from the same searing generation as Baby Face Willette and Jack McDuff, but a musician who never full got his due! This record was done for the Argo side of Chess Records, and it's got a raw sound that's equal parts soul jazz and R&B – with Sam doing some great work on the keys, and the obscure tenorist Miller Brisker in the group too – a really great musician who works with lots of unique twists – and spurs Lazar onto new heights of playing, with maybe an even farther reach on the keys than his other albums. Lazar wrote most of the set, and the tracks include "Deep", "Fuzz Buzz", "S&S", "Scootin", and "Long Gone". A nice bit of soul jazz, with a deep rootsy sound all the way through! CD also features the bonus two-part 45rpm single of "Space Flight". CD

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✨✧ Ramsey LewisBlack Eye Peas/Carmen ... 7-inch
Argo, 1958. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Black label pressing.)

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✨✧ Ramsey LewisIn Crowd ... LP
Argo, 1965. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
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
(Blue fade label stereo Cadet pressing.)

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✨✧ Dodo MarmarosaDodo's Back! ... CD
Argo/Universal (Japan), 1961. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A wonderful later album from pianist Dodo Marmarosa – quite possibly his greatest record ever! The set's an obscure "comeback" date recorded in Chicago for Chess in the early 60s – a trio session with Richard Evans on bass and Marshall Thompson on drums – both working very gently behind Marmarosa's lead. Dodo sounds wonderful here – slightly broken down and world-weary, but in a way that makes for quite a change both from his earlier recordings, and from the standard piano session of the time. There's nothing too polished here, and there's always a strong sense of "voice" on the tracks – a quality that speaks volumes with a short amount of effort – and which has really made this one a favorite of ours over the years! Titles include "Tracy's Blues", "Mellow Mood", "On Green Dolphin Street", and "Cottage For Sale". CD

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✨✧ Johnny GriffinJG ... CD
Argo/Universal (Japan), 1956. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Excellent early work by Johnny Griffin – a set that's a bit more obscure than some of his Blue Note classics to come, and which was recorded on the Chicago hometown scene from which he first sprang! The group here is a quartet – with Junior Mance on piano and Wilbur Ware on bass – the same lineup that graced the legendary Chicago Sound album under Ware's own name, which was issued on Riverside – a record that shares a lot with this one in its mix of soul and modernism, new ideas just brimming over from all of the young players involved. The album's overflowing with great tenor work from Griffin – angular, imaginative, and really breaking out of tenor modes of the early 50s. Original titles include "Lollypop", "Satin Wrap", "Riff Raff", and "Bee-Ees" – and the group does some nice work on a few mellower ballads as well! CD
Also available JG ... CD 5.99

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✨✧ Etta JamesAt Last (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Argo/Chess/Jackpot, 1960. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
An amazing step forward for the young Etta James – a singer who was delivering a raw, shouting form of R&B just a few years before – but who here ascends into soul music heaven with her famous work on the album! The title cut is the stuff of legend – played and played, again and again over the years – but the whole record's wonderful, and handled with this new level of soul sophistication by arranger Riley Hampton – the great Chicago talent who'd reach similar heights in his charts for singers that include Lorez Alexandria and Walter Jackson. Hampton's dark use of strings brings out a whole new side of James' brilliance – a quality that raised Etta James up out of the R&B ghetto, and forever put her into the legions of legendary 60s soul stars! Titles include the perennial classic "At Last", plus "All I Could Do Was Cry", "Tough Mary", "Sunday Kind Of Love", "Anything To Say You're Mine", and "Trust In Me". Includes 4 bonus tracks – "My Heart Cries", "Spoonful", "It's A Crying Shame", and "If I Can't Have You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black vinyl pressing.)

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✨✧ Etta JamesEtta James Rocks The House (blue vinyl presing – 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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✨✧ Chubby JacksonChubby's Back (Japanese paper sleeve version) ... CD
Argo/Universal (Japan), 1957. Used ... Out Of Stock
With a name like Chubby, the set ought to be a snoozer – but it swings nicely, thanks to some strong bass work by Jackson! The group's a Chicago ensemble, featuring lesser-known players of the 50s – like Vito Price, Cy Touff, Don Lamond, and Jimmy Gourley – plus trombone by Bill Harris, whose earlier work is clearly an influence on Jackson's own here. Tunes are in a swinging Basie/Hefti mode – and titles include "Flyin The Coop", "Plymouth Rock", "Tiny's Blues", and "Raffles". CD
(Out of print, 2002 pressing – includes obi!)

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✨✧ Ahmad JamalPoinciana ... CD
Argo/MCA, 1958. Used ... Out Of Stock
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.)

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✨✧ Michael NymanTime Will Pronounce ... CD
Argo, 1976. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
 
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✨✧ Lorez AlexandriaAlexandria The Great ... LP
Impulse, 1964. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
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! LP, Vinyl record album
(70s black rainbow label pressing. Cover has some surface & edge wear.)

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Gene Ammons & Dodo MarmarosaJug & Dodo ... LP
Prestige, 1962/Early 70s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
The first-ever issue of material recorded in Chicago in 1962 – a rare session by pianist Dodo Marmarosa, one that was to be his last on earth! Dodo's working with a trio that includes Sam Jones on bass and Marshall Thompson on drums – in a sad, almost bluesy style that's a wonderful maturation of ideas he was expressing during his bop years, and which is similar to his last album on Argo. Ammons joins in on tenor sax for about half the tracks on the session, and the material is presented here with a good set of liner notes that opens up a good bit of history on Dodo. Titles include "Just Friends", "Georgia", "For You", "The Moody Blues", "Yardbird Suite", "Bluzarumba", and "The Very Thought Of You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Buck Clarke QuintetCool Hands ... LP
Offbeat, Early 60s. Very Good ... $14.99
A wonderful album of Latin-tinged jazz tracks from the enigmatic Buck Clarke! Clarke was a percussionist who did an awful lot of studio work during the 60s and 70s – but he began his career with a very hip little combo that was a key part of the Washington DC underground jazz scene of the 60s. The group released two albums on Chess/Argo that are both excellent – but this obscure set was recorded for the short-lived Offbeat label in DC, and it's easily the rarest of the group's three rare recordings. The real genius behind the group is Charles Hampton, a key talent who wrote and arranged much of the material, and who plays a variety of instruments, all equally well. There's many hints of a nascent spiritual jazz sound here – and if the record was cut a few years later, the group would clearly be playing in a Strata East mode. Vibes, reeds, piano, bass, and Clarke's heavy percussion jive very nicely together – and the whole thing's a wonderfully off-beat batch of percussion-driven jazz tracks. Titles include "Cool Hands", "Ed's Blues", "Mil-Dy", "Second Wind", and "X-A-Dose". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and aging, and clear tape on the seams.)

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✨✧ Art FarmerArt Farmer Quintet Plays The Great Jazz Hits (80s pressing) ... LP
Columbia, 1967. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Really great work from Art Farmer – one of a handful of records from the mid 60s that have the trumpeter picking up a slightly sharper edge than before – a nice contrast to some of his more spacious albums on labels like Argo or Atlantic! The vibe here is almost a small group take on the Jazztet sound that Art created with Benny Golson – but a bit more organic overall, thanks to a tight rhythm trio that features Cedar Walton on piano, Walter Booker on bass, and Jimmy Roker on drums – who almost give the record a Prestige Records sort of vibe. The great Jimmy Heath plays sublime tenor in the lead – and turns out to be a perfect partner for Art, helping hit a different sound than his material with Golson – and although the tunes are mostly the jazz hits promised in the title, they get some really fresh readings here – as the pair make magic on tunes that include "Take Five", "I Remember Clifford", "Watermelon Man", "Song For My Father", "Sidewinder", "Moanin", and "Gemini". LP, Vinyl record album
(A nice copy.)

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Benny GolsonFree (Chess collection pressing) ... CD
Chess/Universal, Early 60s. Used ... $6.99 9.99
Without a doubt, Benny Golson is one of the most underrated tenorists of his generation – a player with a tone and conception that's always tremendous – but which comes across especially well on this early 60s session for Argo Records! As you might guess from the title, things aren't as tightly structured as on some of Benny's more arranged albums of the period – and he opens up wonderfully in a small group setting – playing in a beautifully confident tone, but with a slightly raspy edge – cutting, changing, and swinging perfectly in lines that are masterfully crafted, yet full of raw emotion. The group's a thoughtful quartet, and includes Tommy Flanagan on piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Art Taylor on drums – and tracks that inlcude "Sock Cha", "Shades Of Stein", "Just By Myself", and "Just In Time". CD
(Still sealed.)

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

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Ahmad JamalPoinciana Revisisted – Ahmad Jamal At The Top ... LP
Impulse, 1969. Very Good Gatefold ... $19.99
Wonderful open-ended Ahmad Jamal music from the end of the 60s – and a set that really shows his growth as a player at the time! The "revisited" in the title refers to Jamal's earlier success on Argo records with a recording of "Poinciana" – one that forever made the tune his, thanks to a long-flowing approach that took the familiar standard, and turned it into the perfect foil for Jamal's expressive piano style. But the vibe here is very different – even more open than before, with a beautiful 9 minute reworking of the tune that's worth the price of admission alone! The trio features Jamil Sulieman on bass and Frank Gant on drums – and titles include "Poinciana", "Call Me", "Lament", "How Insensitive", and "Have You Met Miss Jones". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing. Vinyl has a number of press flaw bumps. Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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Johnny NashTeardrops In The Rain ... LP
Cadet, Early 60s/1972. Near Mint- ... $13.99
A repackaged version of Johnny Nash's earlier Chess album – Composer's Choice – given a sexier early 70s look, clearly to cash in on his big hit at the time. The tracks are older material with a nice jazzy feel, and although the record sounds nothing like Johnny's 70s work, it is a nice one from the older Argo/Chess days. Titles include "Who Am I", "Raining In My Heart", "I Know What I Want", "Gonna Get Myself Together", and "Teardrops In the Rain". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, in great shape otherwise!)

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Sonny StittSonny Stitt At The DJ Lounge (80s pressing) ... LP
Chess/MCA, 1961. Near Mint- ... $5.99
A classic from Stitt – cut during the underground days of the early 60s, when both he 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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ VariousDetroit Jazz City – Workshop Jazz Singles 1962/1963 ... LP
Workshop Jazz/Honey Pie, Early 60s. New Copy ... $27.99 29.99
A really great look at some of the coolest material issued by Motown in the early days of the label – tracks from a brief foray into jazz, from a time when the company was testing the waters with some very hip material from the Detroit scene! The cuts here have a nice sort of grit – very much in the best soul jazz styles that bigger labels that Prestige or Argo/Chess were doing at the time – and the tracks also include some great work by artists caught in the very early days of their careers. Titles include "See You Later" and "I Did" by Johnny Griffith, "El Rig" and "Bobbie" by George Bohannon, "I Did" and "Falling In Love With Love" by Paula Greer, "Exodus" and "I Remember You" by Hank & Carol Diamond, "Opus No 3" and "March Lightly" by Earl Washington, and "Late Freight" and "Mellow In Cali" by Dave Hamilton. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Gene Ammons & Sonny StittBoss Tenors ... CD
Verve, 1961. Used ... 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". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Hampshire & FoatGalaxies Like Grains Of Sand ... LP
Athens Of The North (UK), 2017. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Spacey sounds from the dream team of Warren Hampshire and Greg Foat – a set that feels a bit like music that Foat previously recorded under his own name, but which also has a more spiritual sound overall! Hampshire plays guitar and auto harp, and Foat plays Fender Rhodes, vibes, and other keyboards – but those instruments are just part of the sound here – as there's also some added strings, tenor, and other elements from time to time – inflecting the music with a visionary quality that reminds us of some of the more freethinking records coming out in the early 70s – especially the kind of small label sets that were years ahead of their time, and only finally getting their due all these many years later. The presentation of the package echoes the style of older Michael Garrick material on the UK Argo Records – and there's definitely a depth here to live up to that spirit, but also a warmer vibe overall. Titles include "How The Nights Can Fly", "Lullaby", "The Solar Winds", "A Long Way Home", and "All Washed Up". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Ernestine AndersonIt's Time For Ernestine (aka Hot Cargo) ... LP
Baybridge (Japan), 1975. Near Mint- ... $23.99
A great early set from singer Ernestine Anderson – material recorded in Sweden with a sound that's even more sweetly swinging than some of her American albums of the time! The backings on most tracks are by Harry Arnold – one of the hippest Swedish leaders of the time, and an arranger who's clearly got an ear for the more soulful side of Anderson's vocals – hardly the sort of icy Scandinavian sort of groove you might expect! And in a way, Ernestine seems to sound even better in this setting than back home – almost a bit more balanced, with a slight sort of poise that comes through nicely on the ballads. Titles include "Experiment", "Day Dream", "Did I Remember", "Ill Wind", and "My Man". Japanese pressing, with 16 tracks – more than US version! LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with obi! Obi has a small trace of an old sticker.)

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Leny Andrade & Cesar Camargo MarianoLeny Andrade & Cesar Camargo Mariano Ao Vivo ... CD
Albatroz (Brazil), 2005. Used ... $6.99
Leny Andrade's singing here with strong piano accompaniment from the legendary Cesar Camargo Mariano – in an intimate live setting that mixes equal parts bossa and jazz, all coming through with a nice sense of clarity! The spareness of the set makes for a nice change from some of Leny's other contemporary albums – and takes us back to some earlier duets that Mariano did with singers many years back – always sensitively handled, and never overdone! Titles include an instrumental reading of "Samambaia", plus vocal numbers that include "Choro Do Minuto", "Fim De Sonho", "Voce Vai Ver", "A Ilha", "Vai De Vez", "Redentor", and "Tristeza De Nos Dois". CD
(Out of print, Brazilian pressing.)

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John ColtraneWells Fargo (aka Mainstream 1958 – The East Coast Jazz Scene) ... LP
Savoy, 1958. Near Mint- ... $19.99
An incredible chapter of John Coltrane's early career – one of a pair of albums he cut with trumpeter Wilbur Harden for Savoy records! The title's a bit misleading, as the sound here really isn't "mainstream" at all – but more in the longer modal mode that would emerge more strongly in Coltrane's later recordings. The album is really significant – in that it almost marks the first time that Trane got to express his voice freely, and work through a more visionary sound – but big credit also goes to Wilbur Harden, who wrote all the longer tracks on the set, and who is coming at the record from kind of a Yusef Lateef exotic perspective. Other players include Tommy Flanagan and Lateef-bandmates Doug Watkins on bass and Louis Hayes on drums – and titles include "West 42nd Street", "EFFPH", "Snuffy", and "Rhodomagnetics". LP, Vinyl record album
(2009 EU Doxy pressing on 180 gram vinyl.)

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✨✧ Astrud Gilberto/Ennio MorriconeArgomenti/Una Donna Che Ti Ama ... 7-inch
CTI (Italy), 1971. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $29.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(The back of the sleeve has a hype sticker, small sticker, tiny peel from old price sticker. Front looks great!)

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✨✧ Bob MargolinDown In The Alley ... CD
Alligator, 1993. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Cesar Camargo MarianoSolo Brasileiro ... CD
Polygram (Brazil), 1993. Used ... $11.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Cesar Camargo Mariano & Romero LubamboDuo ... CD
Trama (Brazil), 2002. Used ... $5.99
Warm and gentle duets between two masters of Brazilian jazz – legendary pianist Cesar Camargo Mariano, whose 60s and 70s arrangements for singers are some of our favorite from the time, and guitarist Romero Lumbambo, whose recent records are some of the best smoother jazz coming out of Brazil! The feel here is loose and free – magical interplay between the strings of the guitar and keys of the piano – never schlocky at all, and done with a lot more depth and soul than you might expect. One of Mariano's greatest in years – with titles that include "April Child", "Wave", "Short Cut", "Fotografia", "Choro 7", "Joy Spring", "Mr Jr", and "Era Bom". CD
(Out of print.)

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Cesar Camargo Mariano, Victor Assis Brasil, & Helio DelmiroPerformance ... LP
EMI (Brazil), 1985. Very Good+ ... $18.99
An excellent album of Brazilian jazz – one that brings together tracks from different EMI albums by the three players mentioned in the title – keyboardist Cesar Camargo Mariano, reed player Victor Assis Brasil, and guitarist Helio Delmiro! The set includes Brasil's wonderful reading of "Night & Day", done at triple-tempo with a great great groove, plus his great versoin of "Nada Sera Como Antes". Other tracks include "Emotiva no 1" and "Esperando" by Delmiro, "Pedra Verde" by Mariano, and the tracks "Carinhoso" and "Milagre Dos Peixes" by Mariano and Delmiro together! LP, Vinyl record album

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Men At WorkCargo ... LP
Columbia, 1982. Near Mint- ... $5.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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Wagner Tiso & Cesar Camargo MarianoTodas As Teclas ... LP
Barclay (Brazil), 1983. Near Mint- ... $6.99 9.99
Duo work from these two great Brazilian pianists! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light ring impressions.)

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TranscargoIdleluxury ... CD
Trunk (UK), 2004. Used ... $1.99 3.99
Enigmatic pop from this up and coming UK outfit – a nice little who've got a sweet breathy sound that we really love! There's a sound here that you might immediately liken to Stereolab – especially in the vocals are compressed down in the guitars and keyboards – but the overall approach is more organic, and each new track features a stylistic flourish that expands the palette of the album with a surprising range. Singer Emily Phillips has a breathy style that grabs us up right away, and the catchiness of the tunes really sends the whole thing home nicely! Titles include "The Fly", "If I Was God", "Saturday", "Face The Sun", "Donnez Moi", "Oh Boy", "Copenhagen", and "Jukebox". CD

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Tomas Ulrich, Michael Bisio & Rolf SturmCargo Cult Discovers ... CD
Creative Improvised Music Projects, 2016. Used ... $9.99
Tomas Ulrich on cello, Michael Bisio on bass, and Rolf Sturm on cello. CD

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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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✨✧ Wells FargoWatch Out (with bonus download) ... LP
Now Again, Late 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download – for all the music on the album, and a digital file for a complete 72 page book – with loads of notes on the band, and a huge amount of vintage images too!)
Also available Watch Out (CD & hardcover book) ... CD 8.99

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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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Miguel Abuelo & NadaMiguel Abuelo & Nada ... CD
RGS (Argentina), 1973. New Copy ... $13.99 16.99
Argentine rock, recorded in Paris during the early 70s – a really unusual expatriate album that comes off with a sound that's pretty unique! Miguel Abuelo clearly draws inspiration from the heavier rock that was showing up in South America at the time – yet the overall execution of the record also shares some of the warmer, more optimistic qualities that marked some of the French groups during the period – occasional folksy elements, and a post-68 positivity that holds on even when things get somewhat trippy and jammy. Instrumentation is heavy on guitars – both acoustic and electric – and the longer tracks really take off with some wild sounds, especially when bits of moog or electronics are dropped into the mix. Titles include "Senor Carnicero", "El Muelle", "Estoy Aqui Parado Sentado Y Acostado", "El Largo Dia De Vivir", and "Tirando Piedras Al Rio". CD

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Sharhabil AhmedKing Of Sudanese Jazz ... CD
Habibi Funk (Germany), Late 60s. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
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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✨✧ Ana Y JaimeDire A Mi Gente ... LP
Munster (Spain), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Ana and Jaime may look like post-punk artists on the front cover, but they've got a style here that's perfect for the 1969 date of the recording – a really cool mode that mixes mainstream Latin pop with some killer psychedelic touches – served up with lots of echo in the production, swirling moody strings, and some great touches on organ and guitar! There's more rough edges on the vocals than you'd get from a sweeter pop duo – and that also makes for part of the charm of the record, as it almost feels like the teens wandered into a studio down a dark hallway, then got the chance to record some tunes with a very spontaneous vibe and mighty nice edge. Titles include "Es Largo El Camino", "Dispersos", "Soy Rebelde", "Nina Nana", "Ricardo Semillas", "A Veces Quisiera Ser Ciego", and even a very cool moody take on "Love Story". LP, Vinyl record album

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AsexualsDish ... LP
Cargo (Canada), 1988. Very Good ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert. Cover has a cut corner, some ring and edge wear, and bent corners.)

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Banda Black RioSuper Nova Samba Funk ... LP
Far Out (UK), 2011. Near Mint- ... $19.99
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
(Yellow vinyl reissue.)

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Joao BoscoCaca A Raposa ... LP
RCA (Brazil), 1975. Very Good+ ... $24.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, including insert. Cover has light wear and an import sticker.)

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Joao BoscoComissao De Frente ... LP
Ariola (Brazil), 1982. Very Good ... $14.99
One of the best 80s albums from this always-solid Brazilian artist! Joao's not only in fine form vocally, but he has some top-shelf help from Adair Blanc, who co-wrote most of the songs with Joao, and from Cesar Camargo Mariano, who produced and arranged the whole album. Mariano's talent is the real key here, as he adds a lot of smooth jazzy touches that recall some of his later work with Elis Regina, or the instrumental musings that he was laying down on his own albums of the same time. The best numbers mix a complicated fusion backing with Bosco's warm acoustic guitar playing and soulful vocals. Titles include "Coisa Feita", "Na Venda", "Querido Diario", "Comissao De Frente", and "Nacao". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring and edge wear, bent corners, a name in pen in front, and small sticker in back.)

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Erasmo CarlosSonhos E Memorias 1941 to 1972 ... CD
Polydor/Light In The Attic, 1972. New Copy ... $6.99 15.98
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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Cloud One & OthersFlying High – Patrick Adams P&P Masters ... CD
P&P/Octave (Japan), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99 22.99
Tremendous grooves from one of the coolest club labels of all time – the legendary P&P family of labels, home to some of the weirdest, wildest, most experimental tracks to ever hit the dancefloor – yet all tracks that are pretty darn funky too! This 2CD collection is heavy on cuts from Cloud One – one of the most well-known P&P acts, often working with weird moogy electronics over funky club rhythms – a combination that still sounds as fantastic now as when Patrick Adams got the group going way back when – especially in the company of some of the other cool cuts that are on the collection too. Cloud One tracks include "Music Funk", "Funky Track", "Disco Juice", "Dust To Dust", "Spaced Out", "Charleston Hopscotch", "Atmosphere Strut (parts 1 & 2)", "Doin It All Night Long", "Jump Jump Jump", "Flying High (part 1)", "Patty Duke", "Don't Let My Rainbow Pass Me By", "Atmosphere Strut (1979 rmx – part 2)", and "Happy Music" – and other tracks include "God's Greatest Gift To Man Is A Woman" by Marie Lomax, "My Baby's Got ESP (orig 7" mix)" by Four Below Zero, "The Guardian Angel Is Watching Over Us" by Golden Flamingo Orchestra, "Dance Dance Dance (disco version)" by Maria Acuna, "God Save & Protect Children" by Margo Williams, "Ain't Gonna Be A Next Time (short version)" by Magnetic Touch, and "It's Rough (dub)" by The Imperial Three. CD

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Dino & Montevideo BluesMontevideo Blues (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Lion, 1972. New Copy ... $3.99 11.99
Really compelling work from the enigmatic Dino – a set recorded with slow, slinky backings from the Montevideo Blues combo! The album's a lot less blues than you might guess from the group's name – and in a way, the approach is almost more folksy, or singer/songwriter overall – with a key focus on Dino's political lyrics, and backings that often follow along with snakey guitar and slinky rhythms. There's a raspy brilliance to the whole set – and Dino almost sounds like Uruguay's equivalent of Geraldo Vandre – a powerful, positive singer, but one who never reached a bigger audience outside his homeland. Titles include "Sentimiento", "Si Te Vas", "Montevideo Blues", "Milonga De Pelo Largo", "Para Hacer Musica Para Hacer", and "Chamarrita El Chiquero". CD reissue is as amazing as the original – with a huge booklet with notes, history, and lyrics – plus 7 more bonus tracks too! CD

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Booker ErvinBook Cooks (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Bethlehem, 1960. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99 29.98
One of the greatest albums on the Bethlehem label – and one of the first albums as a leader by the legendary Booker Ervin! At the time of the set, Ervin had come off a great stint with the Charles Mingus group – one that inflected his rootsy Texas tenor tones with a sharper modern edge – heard to perfection on this great little session, which is equal parts hard swinging soul jazz and dark-tinged early 60s modern! Zoot Sims joins Booker in the front line, and the two of them trade tenor solos throughout on the album's long compositions – grooving with a great sextet that includes Tommy Turrentine on trumpet, Tommy Flanagan on piano, and Mingus' drummer Dannie Richmond on the kit! Cuts include "Largo", "The Book Cooks", "The Blue Book", and "Git It". LP, Vinyl record album

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Keith JarrettEl Juicio (The Judgement)/Life Between The Exit Signs ... CD
Atlantic/Collectables, 1968/1975. Used ... $6.99
2 obscure early sessions by Keith Jarrett – back to back on one CD! El Juicio is wild and wonderful work by Keith – light years away from his records on ECM! The album features a quartet that includes Dewey Redman on tenor, Charlie Haden on bass, and Paul Motian on drums – but it's clearly Keith who's driving the bus here, taking lots of odd twists and turns for playful moments that come as an unexpected surprise. One of the best of these is the short percussion track "Pre Judgement Atmosphere", which almost sounds like a Moondog number – and another is the rollingly funky "Gypsy Moth", a tune that always seems to be careening out of control, but is never "outside", just percussively grooving. Side two features two longer jamming tracks that almost have a loft jazz feel – "El Juicio" and "Piece For Ornette" – and Keith plays alone on the track "Pardon My Rags". Life Between The Exit Signs is early trio work by Keith, a bit straighter than some of his 70s recordings – but in a good way, with kind of a New York modern groove that reminds us of early work by Paul Bley or Steve Kuhn! The trio's a very progressive group – with Charlie Haden on bass and Paul Motian on drums, making for a really open-ended approach to the rhythms – and the album includes the original compositions "Church Dreams", "Margot", "Long Time Gone", and "Love No 1 & 2". CD
(Out of print.)

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New SceneOut Of Control II ... 12-inch
Boy (Germany), 1990. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $19.99
Tracks are "War In Vietnam" & "F 16 Margorpidim". 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has a light corner bend.)

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PyramidsAomawa – The 70s Recordings (4CD set) ... CD
Strut (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $24.99 25.99 On October 14, 2022
A full three albums by the legendary Pyramids – all packaged together in one complete set, with an unreleased bonus album too! The Pyramids recorded three key records during the 70s – each of them an underground classic, all served up in a wonderful bit of spiritual soul jazz with a really cosmic feel! The group are heavy on percussion and reeds – blending congas and assorted other percussion instruments with soprano sax, alto, and flute – all in a captivating sound that builds up nicely over the course of the album's two long tracks! The music is very organic – never too forced, nor never too far out – and there's a majestic quality to the whole thing, one that really lives up to the group's name and image on the cover. And although the ensemble hail from Ohio – hardly a spot you'd peg for spiritual jazz in the 70s – they're a key link between the early 70s avant movements in Chicago and St Louis, some of the hip grooves in Detroit's Tribe Records scene, and the growing loft jazz movement in New York. The reeds are especially nice – alto sax from Idris Ackamoor and flute from Margo Ackamoor – and all other group members play percussion, and vocalize too – singing along with some of the tunes in chanting, chorus formation, which adds an even further element of soul to the mix. Includes the full albums Lalibela, King Of Kings, and Birth Speed Merging – plus the rare album Live At KQED, recorded by the group in 1975! CD
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PyramidsAomawa – The 70s Recordings (4LP set) ... LP
Strut (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 4LP ... $65.99 69.99
A full three albums by the legendary Pyramids – all packaged together in one complete set, with an unreleased bonus album too! The Pyramids recorded three key records during the 70s – each of them an underground classic, all served up in a wonderful bit of spiritual soul jazz with a really cosmic feel! The group are heavy on percussion and reeds – blending congas and assorted other percussion instruments with soprano sax, alto, and flute – all in a captivating sound that builds up nicely over the course of the album's two long tracks! The music is very organic – never too forced, nor never too far out – and there's a majestic quality to the whole thing, one that really lives up to the group's name and image on the cover. And although the ensemble hail from Ohio – hardly a spot you'd peg for spiritual jazz in the 70s – they're a key link between the early 70s avant movements in Chicago and St Louis, some of the hip grooves in Detroit's Tribe Records scene, and the growing loft jazz movement in New York. The reeds are especially nice – alto sax from Idris Ackamoor and flute from Margo Ackamoor – and all other group members play percussion, and vocalize too – singing along with some of the tunes in chanting, chorus formation, which adds an even further element of soul to the mix. Includes the full albums Lalibela, King Of Kings, and Birth Speed Merging – plus the rare album Live At KQED, recorded by the group in 1975! LP, Vinyl record album
(Fantastic bonus package features a 12" square booklet, with new liner notes, interviews, and rare photos!)

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PyramidsKing Of Kings ... LP
Pyramid/Strut (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... On November 4, 2022
Incredible music from The Pyramids – an obscure Midwestern combo who made some pretty amazing records in the early 70s! There's a heavy dose of spirituality in the mix here – a vibe that rivals some of the best albums of the time on Strata East, but with a freer sound overall – elements of the AACM Chicago scene, or some of the hipper grooves coming out of St Louis – particularly in the way the band builds up energy on the longer tracks. The reeds are especially nice – alto sax from Idris Ackamoor and flute from Margo Ackamoor – and all other group members play percussion, and vocalize too – singing along with some of the tunes in chanting, chorus formation, which adds an even further element of soul to the mix. Rhythms range from hard-driving to completely hypnotic – and titles include "Nsorama", "My Africa", "Mogho Naba", and "Queen Of The Spirits". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Elis ReginaElis (1974) ... CD
Polygram (Brazil), 1974. Used ... $24.99
One of the real 70s classics from the legendary Elis Regina – a set of records that are so wonderful, generations of other Brazilian artists have never been able to match them for their sense of power and presence! Regina's really coming into her own with this set – finding a unique voice that's past the bossa and jazz of her 60s material, and with a deep sense of power in the vocals – but one that's never as overdone or cloying as work by Anglo singers of the time. The balance of subtle emotion with rich musical energy matches the best of work by Milton Nascimento at the time – and a great deal of thanks goes to Cesar Camargo Mariano, who's working here at the height of his powers on arrangements, and on keyboards as well. Titles include Milton Nascimento's "Travessia" and "Ponta De Areia", Ary Barroso's "Na Batucada Da Vida", Gilberto Gil's "O Compositor Me Disse" and "Amor Ate O Fim", and more by the team of Joao Boasco and Aldir Blanc. CD
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✨✧ Elis Regina & Antonio Carlos JobimElis & Tom ... CD
Philips/Verve, 1974. Used ... $6.99
An incredible album – and a landmark session that showed that the bossa nova was still alive and well in the 1970s! The album pairs the breathy jazz vocals of Elis Regina with the booze-soaked warmth of Antonio Carlos Jobim – in a set of spare arrangements that feature a lot of touches from Cesar Carmargo Mariano, whose work on Elis Regina's 70s sessions is still the stuff of legend! Elis' vocals dominate, but when Tom comes in, the result is even more spectacular – especially given the generally light instrumentation used on most tracks – which means that the vocals carry the bulk of the sound on the set! Includes the pair's sublime duet on "Aguas de Marco", plus the tracks "Fotografia", "Brigas, Nunca Mais", "Retrato Em Branco E Preto", "Chovendo No Roseira", "Modinha", and "Triste". CD

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Sambalanco TrioReencontro Con Sambalanco Trio (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Bomba (Japan), 1965. Used ... $19.99
Classic bossa groovers from the legendary Sambalanco Trio – one of the tight Brazilian piano combos who first helped define the sound of bossa jazz, and a classic group that featured work from a young Airto Moreira and Cesar Camargo Mariano! The album's one of the group's few recordings, and it's a gem – filled with short and groovy little tracks that go way beyond the kind of bossa styles that were being put down by US players at the same time. The piano and drum work is especially amazing – both soulful and firey at the same time – and titles include "Samba Pro Pedrinho", "Deixa Pra La", "Tensao", "Lenda", "Pra Machucar Meu Coracao", "Razao De Viver", and "Step Right Up". CD
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Matthias Vogt TrioPianissimo ... LP
Infracom (Germany), 2022. New Copy 2LP ... $34.99
Beautiful sounds from pianist Matthias Vogt – an artist we first came to know through his Re:Jazz projects many years back, but who's evolved here into a much more personal, sensitive artist! In a way, the shift is a bit like that of Bugge Wesseltoft – another artist schooled in jazz, but who worked in clubbier modes – and here Matthias is mostly out front on piano and keyboards, with just a bit of guitar and drums for backing. The songs are maybe a bit more tune-based than some of Bugge's recent work, even though they are mostly instrumental – apart from a few moments when voices come into play. Titles include "Shimmering Sea", "Cargo", "Dystopia", "Afraid Of The Future", "Down To Earth", "I Remember Being Loved", and "Quintessence". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Mason WilliamsMason Williams Phonograph Record/Ear Show/Music By/Handmade/Sharepickers ... CD
Warner/BGO (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... Just Sold Out!
Five really inventive albums from the great Mason Williams – presented here in a single package! First up is the Mason Williams Phonograph Record – amazing stuff, one of those records you see for years, and always pass by – but which yields some real surprises once you dig in! Mason Williams is one of the cooler cats in the Warner Brothers stable of the late 60s – but he's also one of the more subtle, too – a folkie at heart, but an artist with a really great sense of wit, warmth, and variety – very much in the best genre-stepping style of the Burbank scene of the time. The set features, of course, Mason's huge hit "Classical Gas" – an instrumental you'll recognize instantly – but next to that is the sublime "Baroque A Nova", a very cool scatting harmony track that's like some lost late 60s Hugo Montenegro gem – and the camp psych gem "The Prince's Panties" – done with all the wit of late 60s Warner – as is the whole album! Other tracks include "Wanderlove", "Overture", "All The Time", and "She's Gone Away". Next is the Mason Williams Ear Show – a wonderfully weird record from the mighty Mason Williams – a set that's filled with lots of cool little surprises at each new twist and turn – yet which also comes across with a really solid, tuneful feel overall! The album's got a bit of folk, a bit of moog, and a bit of kitsch – but has a way of serving it all up with the kind of warmth and wit we love so much in that unique late 60s Warner Brothers moment – the same sort of vibe you might get from Van Dyke Parks or Harpers Bizarre at their best. Some tunes have Mason Williams singing these beautifully poetic lyrics straight, while others evoke the playful feel of his appearances on the Smothers Brothers Show – but things are really balanced throughout, and give the record that sense of discovery we hardly ever find in albums these days. Titles include a new version of "Baroque A Nova" from Mason's first album, the cool electronic "Generatah Oscillatah" instrumental, the groovy "Last Great Waltz", a "One Minute Commercial", and a wild remake of "Cinderella Rockefella" – plus "Saturday Night At The World", "$13 Stella", and "Whistle Hear". Music By Mason Williams is sublime genius from Mason – one of the most subtle talents in the Warner hip stable at the time – more so than even Jack Nitzsche or Van Dyke Parks! The album is a non-ironic blend of soundtrack styles, country music, and even some pseudo classical numbers – all handled with that youthful sense of nostalgic loss that seems to oddly characterize so much of the best work of the late 60s Warner scene. Titles include "Cowboy Buckaroo", "J Edgar Swoop", "Sunflower", "A Major Thang", "The Brothers Theme", and "Bucko's Memoirs". Handmade is a record that's lovingly handmade by Warner studio genius Mason Williams – an artist who, like so many of Warner's great talents of the late 60s, started out in folk, but soon exploded to great new heights in the recording freedom offered by the label – as you'll hear in this really incredible set! Williams mixes acoustic instrumentation with larger arrangements, offbeat rhythms, and occasional vocals – post-folk, post-sunshine pop, and with these hip undercurrents that were barely understood in the right way at the time – even though Mason himself was enough of a popular figure for some folks. The songwriting is smart, and the instrumentation and arrangements even more so – as you'll hear on a great reworking of his famous "Classical Gas", plus "Jose's Piece", "Find A Reason To Believe", "Saturday Night At The World", "Tomato Vendetta", and "It's Over". Sharepickers is the last album in an amazing run of records that Mason Williams did for Warner Brothers – impossible to define in easy terms, as the whole thing is a mix of acoustic instrumentation, larger arrangements, occasional vocals, and this wonderful interplay between underground artists and top-shelf studio talents on the LA scene of the time! Williams' instrumental chops alone would have made the record great – but he really knocks it out of the park with his overall conception, which fits in that unique late 60s/early 70s Warner space perfectly, next to albums by Van Dyke Parks, Neon Philharmonic, John Hartford, and some of the other genre-breaking talents on the label. Titles include "Train Ride In G", "Poor Little Robin", "Godsend", "Linda Crest Lament", "A Little Bit Of Time", "Largo De Lux", and "Here I Am Again". CD

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XTCEnglish Settlement (200 gram 2LP pressing) ... LP
Virgin/Panegyric (UK), 1982. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $32.99 36.99
A really pivotal album from XTC – a set that still has the group able to deliver the kind of tight, catchy work that made their early singles so great – but one that also really has them expanding out into a group who really understand how to put together an album the right way too! It's that quality that really helped XTC not only outlast some of their British contemporaries, but also reach out to a wider audience with a well-crafted set like this – full of gems that include "Knuckle Down", "Fly On the Wall", "Down In The Cockpit", "All Of A Sudden", "Yacht Dance", "English Roundabout", "Snowman", "Jason & The Argonauts", "No Thugs In Our House", "Runaways", "Ball & Chain", and "Senses Working Overtime". LP, Vinyl record album

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Various6T's Rhythm N' Soul Society – In The Beginning ... CD
Kent (UK), 1960s. Used ... $8.99
Mod jazz and socking soul – a wicked little collection of 60s groovers, put together by the folks at London's 6T's Rhythm & Soul Society! The sound here is quite different than that of compilations by UK Northern Soul clubs and DJs – with an overall groove that's rougher, deeper, and more open to tracks from a variety of different genres. If we had to come up with our own tag, we'd almost call the sound here "early mod" – that keen British appreciation of all things American soul and R&B, but in the years before that love of the music had become too easily stereotyped. But whatever the genre, the set's a really great one – with a sweet Soul Cargo sort of groove that's presented with high fidelity and great notes on the club and its music! Titles include "Two Stupid Feet" by Chuck Jackson, "Zig Zag Lightning" by Little Johnny Taylor, "All About My Girl" by Jimmy McGriff, "Tell Me What You're Gonna Do" by James Brown, "Opportunity" by The Jewels, "Forget About Me" by Carolyn Crawford, "It's Me" by Johnny Copeland, "He's A Lover" by Tutti Hill, "Chica Boo" by Googie Rene Combo, and "The Hoochi Coochi Coo" by Hank Ballard & The Midnighters. CD
Also available 6T's Rhythm N' Soul Society – In The Beginning ... CD 9.99

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Various6T's Rhythm N' Soul Society – In The Beginning ... CD
Kent (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
Mod jazz and socking soul – a wicked little collection of 60s groovers, put together by the folks at London's 6T's Rhythm & Soul Society! The sound here is quite different than that of compilations by UK Northern Soul clubs and DJs – with an overall groove that's rougher, deeper, and more open to tracks from a variety of different genres. If we had to come up with our own tag, we'd almost call the sound here "early mod" – that keen British appreciation of all things American soul and R&B, but in the years before that love of the music had become too easily stereotyped. But whatever the genre, the set's a really great one – with a sweet Soul Cargo sort of groove that's presented with high fidelity and great notes on the club and its music! Titles include "Two Stupid Feet" by Chuck Jackson, "Zig Zag Lightning" by Little Johnny Taylor, "All About My Girl" by Jimmy McGriff, "Tell Me What You're Gonna Do" by James Brown, "Opportunity" by The Jewels, "Forget About Me" by Carolyn Crawford, "It's Me" by Johnny Copeland, "He's A Lover" by Tutti Hill, "Chica Boo" by Googie Rene Combo, and "The Hoochi Coochi Coo" by Hank Ballard & The Midnighters. CD
Also available 6T's Rhythm N' Soul Society – In The Beginning ... CD 8.99

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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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VariousCatch A Fire – Treasure Isle Ska 1963 to 1965 ... CD
Doctor Bird (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 24.99
A massive amount of early ska, from one of the first big labels of the genre – presented here with a huge double-length set list, and over 20 tracks that appear on CD for the first time ever! If you've never heard work from the Treasure Isle label before, you're in for a treat – and even if you have some other Treasure Isle sets, you'll totally dig the un-reissued cuts here – as the set goes way past the obvious, and really hones in on a key moment in the label – when producer Duke Reid perfectly captured a shift in Jamaican music – a time when influences from American jazz and soul were coming into play with other Caribbean rhythms, and started to cook up a new groove that would be copied by many over the years – but rarely done this right! There's a lean energy to the tracks that's so different from so many later, overlabored takes on ska – jazzier at many points, too – and without all the cliches and jargon that could weigh down the music. The set features 47 tracks in all – titles by Stranger Cole, Baby Brooks, Gloria & The Dreamlets, The Melody Enchanters, Glen Adams, Don Drummond, Eric Morris, Stranger & Patsy, Owen & Leon, and Derrick & Naomi. CD

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✨✧ VariousLos Jovenes Flamencos Vol 1 ... CD
Nuevos Medios (Argentina), 1990. Used ... $5.99
Music from Pata Negra, Ketama, La Barberia Del Sur, Ramon El Portugues, Ray Heredia, Aurora, Rafael Riqueni, Joan Albert Amargos Y Carles Benavent, Pepe Habichuela, Jorge Pardo, Rafael Riqueni, and more. CD
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VariousMake More Noise – Women In Independent Music UK 1977 to 1987 (4CD set) ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), Late 70s/1980s. New Copy 4CDs ... $36.99 51.99
A really great idea for a collection, and one that traces a really unique moment in time – that explosion of small indie labels on the UK scene during the early years of punk – a moment that opened the door for countless new waves of musical expression for years to come! Sure, the big labels recorded their share of girl rockers in the 70s – but it was up to labels like Rough Trade, Stiff, and many others to fully give under-discovered artists a role in the music – as you'll hear in this collection that starts with the earliest years of UK punk, and moves into some of the bigger names of the indie scene in the decade to come. As with other Cherry Red sets of this nature, the package is almost worth the price alone – a book-styled jacket with pages of notes on each of the artists within – to support a massive 4CD set list with 90 tracks by artists who include Margox, Cocteau Twins, Ova, Dolly Mixture, Amy & The Angels, X Ray Spex, Poison Girls, Androids Of Mu, Lene Lovich, Bright Girls, Toyah, Flatbackers, Lora Logic, Girlschool, The Slits, The Chefs, Au Pairs, Rip Rig & Panic, The Skodas, Darling Buds, Miaow, Primitives, Vaselines, Raincoats, We've Got A Fuzzbox, Strawberry Switchblade, Tracey Ullman, Pink Industry, and many others! CD

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VariousP&P Presents Happy Music & Friends – A Selection Of Classic & Cult Disco, Funk, & Soul ... CD
P&P/Octave (Japan), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99 22.99
An amazing collection of grooves – all pulled from the legendary P&P Records family of labels from the New York underground – hand-selected by Japanese DJ/collectors Ken Hidaka and Frankie Valentine! If you don't know the P&P groove, this is a great place to start – as the label had a really unique, really wonderful sound – tracks from the disco era, but stripped down to their core – so that the rhythms are really raw, instrumentation is nice and funky, and most of the music has this searing power that's kept the P&P tracks on the hippest of dancefloors for decades! A number of the cuts have really cool electronics, some others bring in some old school modes, and there's an equal balance between vocals and instrumentals that really keeps things exciting. Titles include "I Got You Dancing" by Karisma with Jocelyn Brown, "Ain't It Time (inst)" by Queen Yahna, "Magic Carpet" by High Fidelity, "Pound For Pound" by Le'o Roy, "Spank Me (voc)" by Bobby Mann, "Smooth Talk (inst)" by Mr Fox, "Johnson Jumpin (12" mix)" by Johnson Products, "Got To Get Your Love (voc)" by Clyde Alexander & Sanction, "Death Rap" by Margo's Kool Out Crew, "Dance Freak" by Chain Reaction, "African Rock" by Licky, "Stomp Your Feet & Dance (voc)" by Kim Taylor, "Roller Rink Funk" by Shift, "New York's Movin" by Ahzz, "Shake Off That Dream (disco)" by Eddie Owen, and "Freaktime" by Scott Davis & The Movements. CD

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VariousThis Is Lowrider Soul – 1962 to 1970 ... CD
Kent (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.98
There have been lots of Lowrider soul compilations on the market over the years – documenting the great of of mellow cuts on the LA scene of the 60s – particularly the kind that could move slow, but with a heavy groove at the bottom – perfect for chilling out in the back of a car on an endless summer night! Yet few have ever done the job as well as this collection – because in the hands of Ace/Kent Records, the music finally gets proper historical context – moved past the jargon of the East LA in crowd, and presented with great sound, and the kind of detailed notes that really get at the special qualities that made the west coast soul scene so different than the east in the 60s! The set list is superb – fantastic mellow soul tracks that are perfect, even if you don't care about this history – and titles include "It's Not That Easy" by Reuben Bell with The Casanovas, "I Really Love You" by The Ambassadors, "As I Sit Here" by The Whispers, "One More Chance" by The Four Tees, "Take A Step" by Aesop's Fables, "Why'd You Put Me On" by Bobbi Row & The Englishmen, "I Wanna Chance" by The Vows, "Second Hand Happiness" by Jimmy Conwell, "Be Kind To Love" by The Interpreters, "As Long As I've Got You" by The Charmels, "Don't Forget About Me Baby" by Jeff Dale, "I'm A Lonely Man" by Bobby Burn, "Crying All By Myself" by William Bell, "I'm Just Passing Time" by Melvin Hicks & The Versatiles, "When You're Poor" by The Lovers, "It's So Hard To Break A Habit" by The Webs, "Find Me" by The Attractions, "Never Gonna Let Him Know" by Debbie Taylor, and "Pretending Dear" by The Lovelles. CD

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✨✧ Babe RuthFirst Base ... LP
Harvest, 1973. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
(US pressing. Cover has light wear.)
 
 
 



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