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Buddy RichArgo, Emarcy, & Verve Small Group Sessions (7CD set) ... CD
Mosaic, 1950s/Early 60s. Used 7CDs ... $149.99
We've always loved Buddy Rich in a small group setting – and this collection is overflowing with great material that really let the sidemen open up and solo! Includes material from the records Swinging Buddy Rich, Sing & Swing With Buddy Rich, Buddy & Sweets, Swinging Buddy Rich, Wailing Buddy Rich, This One's For Basie, Buddy Rich In Miami, The Driver, The Rich Rebellion, Playtime, and Blues Caravan – plus bonus tracks! CD
(Out of print! Box and book are in excellent shape!)
 
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✨✧ Gene AmmonsJust Jug ... LP
Argo, Early 60s. Very Good- ... $9.99
One of those shady little sessions that Gene Ammons cut for Argo when he wasn't supposed to be recording for anyone but Prestige – and a great album that never got full circulation because of contract difficulties. The group on the album features organist Eddie Buster, who'd backed Jug or Stitt in other settings from the same time – and it's a hard grooving record that figures with some of Ammons' best early 60s work on record. The "just" part probably means that Sonny Stitt doesn't join in on tenor on the record – which is fine by us, because Ammons grooves hard in the album's live recorded setting. Titles include "PM AM", "Fast Track", "Foot Tappin", and "Scrapple From The Apple". LP, Vinyl record album
(Grey label Argo pressing, with deep groove. The first two tracks on side two have some crackles, but the rest is OK. Cover is great!)

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Gene Ammons & Sonny StittDig Him (aka We'll Be Together Again) ... LP
Argo, 1961. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Nothing fancy – but some great straight-ahead blowing from Stitt and Jug! The album's a quintet session, with John Houston piano, Buster Williams bass, and George Brown drums providing all the rhythm. But the real focus is on the twin-sax frontline – with Sitt taking up the alto on a few numbers, but mostly blowing tenor head to head with Jug. Recorded in 1961 during Jug's great year of contract-breaking – and issued later in the 60s by Prestige under a different title. Titles include "A Mess", "Water Jug", "New Blues Up & Down", "Red Sails In The Sunset", and "A Pair Of Red Pants". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Argo pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and some pen.)

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Apollo Saxophone QuartetFirst & Foremost ... CD
Argo (Germany), 1994. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)


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Art FarmerPerception ... LP
Argo, 1961. Near Mint- ... $9.99
An amazingly beautiful set of tracks from Art Farmer – playing here with superb accompaniment from a young Harold Mabern on piano, in a laidback quartet format that really lets Art open up! Art's playing is fresh and creative throughout – never too over the top, and always blown with that subtle genius that he was bringing to his work in the 60s – a pure exercise in understatement, with a quality that seems to make the notes fall out of the air by themselves. Rhythm is by Tommy Williams on bass and Roy McCurdy on drums – and the choice of material includes Tom McIntosh's great composition "The Day After", plus Art's "Punsu" and "Kayin" – and versions of "Change Partners", "Blue Room", and "Nobody's Heart". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s orange label pressing in a black & white cover. Cover has a small cutout notch and some surface wear.)

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Art Farmer/Benny GolsonMeet The Jazztet ... LP
Argo, 1960. Very Good ... $14.99
Landmark work by one of the greatest jazz outfits of the early 60s! Art Farmer and Benny Golson were both known as well-composed players during the 50s – strongly soulful, but often with a fine sense of arrangement that usually tended towards the lyrical side of things. With this group, though, they turned that approach towards a heavier sounding style of jazz – tightly stepping soul jazz, in the manner that was being explored at the time by Cannonball Adderley, Art Blakey, and others – presented by Farmer and Golson with a bit more groove and a wonderful kick at the bottom! This album's the first the group cut together – and apart from trumpet by Farmer and tenor by Golson, it also features Curtis Fuller on trombone, McCoy Tyner on piano, Addison Farmer (brother of Art) on bass, and Lex Humphries on drums. Includes the massive original recording of "Killer Joe", which went onto become one of the most recorded jazz standards ever, plus the tracks "Blues March", "Mox Nix", "Park Avenue Petite", and "I Remember Clifford". Perfect tone, perfect groove, and a perfect sound all the way through! LP, Vinyl record album
(Grey Label Argo pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some edge wear.)

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

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Red HoltLook Out!! Look Out!! ... LP
Argo, 1961. Very Good ... $24.99
A rare session as a leader from drummer Red Holt – cut at a time when he was making waves with the Ramsey Lewis Trio, and years before his work in Young Holt Unlimited! The record's got a really playful feel that points the way towards directions Holt would take later – a mix of soul jazz and more inventive arrangements that often put his drums at the forefront, and bend most elements of the tunes around the rhythms. Other members of the group are very well matched to follow Red's strong lead – and include regular partners Ramsey Lewis on piano and Eldee Young on bass – plus Floyd Martin on trombone, Roland Faulker on guitar, and the great, but little-known Wallace Burton on alto sax. Titles include "Look Out No 3", "Drum Drunk", "Soul Mist", "Little Liza Jane", and a cool take on "Ghost Riders". LP, Vinyl record album
(Grey label Argo pressing. Cover has a cutout hole, some wear, and aging.)

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Glenda JacksonMind Of Emily Dickinson ... LP
Argo (UK), 1976. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has price sticker remnants. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Ahmad JamalAhmad Jamal's Alhambra ... LP
Argo, 1961. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Not just a wonderful record for the music, but also for the classic cover image too – a photo of Ahmad Jamal's righteous night club The Alhambra – an Eastern-themed spot on Chicago's Michigan Ave, where Jamal made some incredible music for a few short years! Jamal was one of the few jazz musicians to control his means of production this strongly – and, according to legend, the club actually closed down because he wouldn't allow alcohol to be served – a key support of his spiritual beliefs, but not the greatest choice when running a nightclub. Regardless of that history, though, the music continues to be as proud and powerful as ever – a key modern moment in jazz piano, handled by a trio that also features the legendary Israel Crosby on bass, as well as Vernell Fournier on drums. The set was recorded inside the Alhambra – and tracks include the lovely "Snow Fall", plus hip Jamal takes on "The Breeze & I", "Sweet & Lovely", "The Party's Over", and "Autumn Leaves". LP, Vinyl record album
(Grey label Argo pressing.)

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Ahmad JamalAll Of You ... LP
Argo, 1961. Very Good ... $9.99
A live set – one of many fine ones that Jamal recorded for Argo during the early 60s – recorded at his own Alhambra Club in Chicago, with the classic trio that included Israel Crosby on bass and Vernell Fournier on drums. Tracks are light and lively – and very Jamal – and titles include "Time On My Hands", "Angel Eyes", "You Go To My Head", "Star Eyes", and "What Is This Thing Called Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Argo pressing with deep groove.)

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Ahmad JamalBut Not For Me – Ahmad Jamal Trio At The Pershing ... LP
Argo, 1958. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Groundbreaking work from the legendary Ahmad Jamal – not just in his own career, but in live jazz in general! The album's a classic recording of Jamal's trio with Israel Crosby on bass and Vernell Fournier on drums – captured at the Pershing Lounge on the south side of Chicago, where Jamal was clearly wowing the crowd with his amazing talents on the piano. The groove here is sublimely fluid and soulful – clearly the next wave of expression on the piano in the 50s, and as important to the Chicago scene as Bill Evans was to that of New York at the time. The recording quality is wonderful – clear enough to capture the subtleties of Crosby's amazing bass, and the lightly tippling sound of Fournier's drums – and titles include a classic extended reading of "Poinciana", plus "What's New", "But Not For Me", and "No Greater Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue fade label pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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

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Ahmad JamalListen To The Ahmad Jamal Quintet ... LP
Argo, 1960. Very Good+ ... $19.99
A nicely expanded take on the Ahmad Jamal sound of the early 60s – one that adds in guitar from Ray Crawford and violin from Joe Kennedy to Jamal's usual trio grooving! The main focus here is often still on the core group – which features Israel Crosby on bass and Vernell Fournier on drums – but the added elements are used sparely to bring in new colors to the tunes, with Kennedy bowing violin lines on most of side one, and Crawford hitting some of his great single-note lines on most of side two. Titles include "Ahmad's Waltz", "Valentina", "Tempo For Two", "Yesterdays", and "Baia". LP, Vinyl record album
(Grey label Argo pressing with deep groove.)

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Etta JamesQueen Of Soul (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Argo/Elemental (Spain), Early 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
Queen of Soul is right! Heck, on these early albums, Etta practically invented soul – or at least invented a deep soul style of singing that would be taken up by countless other female singers during the 60s, but rarely matched with this kind of brilliance. Straight up beautiful stuff! The arrangements are uncredited, but we think they're probably by Riley Hampton – who did so much of Etta's other wonderful work in the early 60s. The recordings for sure took place at points between '62 and '64, mostly in Chicago, with couple in New York and one in Nashville. One other thing that is crystal clear about the sessions is that she had access to the very best musicians and the best sound possible – all you need is a listen to know that! The album's an all-solid, all-soul record with loads of obscure tunes and not a bit of filler! Titles include "Flight 101", "Bobby Is His Name", "Breaking Point", "Mello Fellow", "Do Right", and "Somewhere Out There". LP, Vinyl record album

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Sam LazarOrgan Grooves (Space Flight/Playback/bonus tracks) ... CD
Argo/Jasmine (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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 LewisCountry Meets The Blues ... LP
Argo, 1962. Very Good+ ... $9.99
No blues, and only a little bit of country – mostly in the song choice for the set, and in the way the whole thing is put together! The core stylings here are still the Ramsey Lewis Trio at their early 60s best – but the record does feature a slight country-meets-soul sort of style in the production – a vibe that's similar to some of Ray Charles' ABC work of the time, although taken to an instrumental jazz sound here! Arrangements are by Oliver Nelson and Lew Douglas – the latter of whom uses more strings and a bit of voice, the former who keeps things more in a soul jazz mode overall. Titles include "St Louis Blues", "High Noon", "I Need You So", "I Just Want To Make Love To You", "Tangleweed Round My Heart", "My Bucket's Got A Hole In It", and "Your Cheatin Heart". LP, Vinyl record album
(Grey label Argo pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Ramsey LewisPot Luck ... LP
Argo, 1963. Very Good ... $2.99
Ramsey and the classic trio with Eldee Young and Red Holt – grooving away on a pot luck batch of tunes that includes material from a wide wide variety of sources, all turned into soul jazz magic by the boys! Believe it or not, Ramsey takes tunes like "Andaluza", "Arrividerci Roma", "Loch Lomond", "Nature Boy", and "Sheandoah", and arranges them with a hiply swinging style that makes you forget what they ever sounded like in the first place. Throw in some originals – like "We Blue It Again", "Look A Here", and "Swamp Girl" – and you've got pretty nice batch of tracks! LP, Vinyl record album
(Grey label Argo pressing, with deep groove. Cover has light wear and some aging.)

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✨✧ Ramsey LewisRamsey Lewis & The Gentlemen Of Jazz Volume 2 ... LP
Argo, 1958. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Ramsey and the trio are on the front in tuxedoes, top hats, and tails – but the overall sound of the record is much more in keeping with their soul jazz grooves of the late 50s – not necessarily gentlemanly, but with a worldly appreciation for a variety of styles of music, and perhaps a bit more of a flowery touch than in later years. Titles include "Black Is The Color", "Brother John", "Seven Valleys", "Delilah", "I Get A Kick Out Of You", and "Please Send Me Someone To Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s orange label pressing. Note: Cover appears to be autographed by Redd Holt! Cover has a light bump in one corner.)

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Ramsey LewisStretching Out ... LP
Argo, 1960. Very Good ... $4.99
Not much stretching going on here, as most tracks are three minutes or under – but Ramsey's in fine fine form, working with the classic Young/Holt trio lineup, crafting very groovy little numbers that have a lot more going on underneath than you'd expect from the surface! Includes the originals "Here Tis", "When The Spirit Moves You", and "Solo Para Ti" – plus the group's version of "Little Liza Jane", which was a big early soul jazz hit for them. LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Argo pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and aging.)

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Ramsey Lewis TrioLittle Liza Jane/Put Your Little Foot Right Out ... 7-inch
Argo, 1960. Near Mint- ... $3.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Brown label pressing.)

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Mike MainieriBlues On The Other Side (Japanese pressing) ... LP
Argo/Baybridge (Japan), 1962. Near Mint- ... $14.99
An early album by vibist Mike Mainieri – who later went on to do a lot of trippier albums in the late 60s. This one's a very nice quartet side with a straight feel, and was recorded for Chess/Argo in the early 60s, at Rudy Van Gelder's studio in New Jersey. The record is a lively mix of piano and vibes, with some nicely chromatic moments that hint at Mainieri's later work. Titles include "BR Blues", "Waltzin In & Out", and "Blues On The Other Side". LP, Vinyl record album
(Very cool Japanese pressing – with obi! Cover images has a 70s photo of Mike, not the original 60s one.)

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Mauer/Tchaikovsky/SImon/Arban/Bennett/Arnold/Howarth/PrevinDivertimento – Four Pieces For Brass Quintet/Sleeping Beauty Waltz/Quartet In The Form Of A Sonatina/Etude Charachteristique/Fanfare/Fantasy/Pasce Tuos/Four Outings – Philip Jones Brass Ensemble ... LP
Argo (Holland), 1977. Near Mint- ... $3.99
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(Cover has a small piece of tape on the back.)

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MessiaenVisions De L'Amen – John Ogdon/Brenda Lucas ... LP
Argo (UK), 1971. Very Good ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light surface wear and an unglued top seam.)

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MJT+3Daddy-O Presents MJT+3 ... CD
Argo/Universal (Japan), 1957. New Copy ... $14.99
One of the rarest albums of Chicago jazz from the 50s – and one of the greatest, too! Although Walter Perkins' MJT+3 went onto cut a number of records on Vee Jay with a different lineup, this early session features an all-Chicago lineup that differs from the later one, which was augmented by later visitors from Memphis, like Frank Strozier and Harold Mabern. In their place are prime Chicago talents, like altoist Nicky Hill, trumpeter Paul Serrano, and the great AACM composer/pianist Richard Muhal Abrams (playing here without the Muhal in his name!) The album's a complete delight, and is filled with loads of original compositions by Abrams that mix hard bop lines with more exotic lyrical conceptions – a true meeting of all the sides of jazz bubbling under in Chicago during the 50s, and a delight to listen to over and over again through the years! Titles include "No Land's Man", "Little Brother", "Egypic", "End Of The Line", and "Temporarily Out Of Order". CD

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James MoodyCookin' The Blues ... LP
Argo, 1961. Very Good ... $4.99
The genius of Moody! It's an album like this that you need to prove to your friends that Moody was way way more than a simple bopper. The set was recorded live in San Francisco in 1961, and it's got a hip mix of soul jazz, filtered through some modernist ideals, all played by a great little group that includes Bernard McKinny on trombone, Howard McGhee on trumpet, Musa Kaleem on baritone, and Sonny Donaldson on piano. Eddie Jefferson sits in for 2 numbers – "Disappointed" and "Sister Sadie" – and other tracks include "One For Nat", "Bunny Boo", "Moody Flooty", and "Home Fries". LP, Vinyl record album
(Silver label Argo pressing. Cover has some wear and aging.)

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✨✧ James MoodyGreat Day ... LP
Argo, 1963. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Way more than just a James Moody album – a true proof of his genius in the 60s! The album was put together under the guidance of Tom McIntosh – a very hip young writer and arranger that Moody had been pushing on other records, and who steps into the limelight here with a wonderful set of compositions and arrangements. The backings on the set are larger than usual for Moody, shaded in by McIntosh with a rich array of tones and colors that are perfect for Moody's shifting solos on tenor, alto, and flute. Includes a fantastic reading of "Malice Towards None" – plus the tracks "Opales'que", "Blues Impromptu", "Great Day", "Let's Try", and "The Search". LP, Vinyl record album
(Grey label Argo pressing – a nice copy!)

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James MoodyHey It's James Moody ... LP
Argo, 1959. Very Good+ ... $5.99
A magnificent little album – one of James Moody's first collaborations with arranger Tom McIntosh – one of the most sensitive jazz voices of his time. McIntosh works in a world of many tones and colors – and he really pushes Moody past straighter solo approaches, into a mode where he's shaping sound into complex emotion – hitting a level of soulfulness that might never been expected in earlier years! Moody plays both tenor and flute on the session, and rhythm is by a piano-less trio that features John Gray on guitar, Eldee Young on bass, and Clarence Johnston on drums. And if that's not enough, Eddie Jefferson joins in on vocals on 2 tracks – lending his own lyrics to Moody's great original "Last Train From Overbrook", and doing a great reading of "Summertime". Other tracks include "Stella By Starlight", "Indian Summer", "Please Say Yes", and "Blue Jubilee". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label Cadet pressing. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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James MoodyJames Moody ... CD
Argo/Verve, 1959. Used ... $14.99
Great work from Moody's "second phase" – the post-Overbrook time in which he picks up the flute, drops a bit of the bop style, and starts working in a much more complicated style that showed that he had a hell of a lot of room to grow as an artist! This album's Moody's second for Argo – recorded in 1959, with help from the brilliant arranger Tom McIntosh. Players include Johnny Coles, Musa Kaleem, Gene Kee, and McIntosh – and the album features the first reading of Moody's famous "Darben The Redd Foxx", plus "Cookie", "RBQ", "Daahoud", and McIntosh's perennial favorite, "With Malice Toward None". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available James Moody (1959) ... LP 8.99

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James MoodyJames Moody (1959) ... LP
Argo, 1959. Very Good ... $8.99
Great work from Moody's "second phase" – the post-Overbrook time in which he picks up the flute, drops a bit of the bop style, and starts working in a much more complicated style that showed that he had a hell of a lot of room to grow as an artist! This album's Moody's second for Argo – recorded in 1959, with help from the brilliant arranger Tom McIntosh. Players include Johnny Coles, Musa Kaleem, Gene Kee, and McIntosh – and the album features the first reading of Moody's famous "Darben The Redd Foxx", plus "Cookie", "RBQ", "Daahoud", and McIntosh's perennial favorite, "With Malice Toward None". LP, Vinyl record album
(Grey label Argo pressing – nice and clean overall, save for some light crackles at the start of side two. The rest is great, though, and so is the cover.)
Also available James Moody ... CD 14.99

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Oliver NelsonFantabulous ... LP
Argo, 1964. Near Mint- ... $11.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label Chess pressing in a black & white cover.)

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Rune OfwermanCool – Piano With Voices ... LP
Argo, Early 60s. Very Good ... $6.99
A strange one for Argo, and certainly not in keeping with their usual soul jazz roster of recordings – but also a cool moody session recorded in Scandinavia, and which features the icy piano of Rune Ofwerman, backed by a chorus of voices, for a floating dreamy sound that slightly hints at the Singers Unlimited, and other European vocal groups from the 60s. Titles include "Mellow Cool", "Bossa Nova Sueca", "Ortego Bossa Nova", and "M-83". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing with deep groove. Cover has heavy wear on the spine, some wrinkling and clear tape on the bottom seam, and a wide piece of masking tape at the opening.)

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Sonny Stitt & Bennie GreenMy Main Man ... LP
Argo, 1964. Very Good ... $9.99
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
(Promo pressing with cream labels & deep groove. Cover has a taped spine and center split bottom seam with a cutout hole.)

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Three SoulsDangerous Dan Express ... LP
Argo, 1964. Very Good- ... $9.99
Great little bit of lost Chicago grooviness. Not only is this a fantastic record by a tight group led by the legendary reedman Sonny Cox, but the cover and title bear reference to the Dan Ryan Expressway, which ripped through the south side like a scar in the early 60's. The cover's got the band crouching by the side of the road, with cars whizzing by to illustrate the "dangerous" side of the title. The music is excellent tight organ/alto/guitar jazz, as was being played in the best lounges of the city at the time. A few great originals, and some excellent jazz standards. LP, Vinyl record album
(Light blue label Argo pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear and aging.)

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JRR Tolkien/Nicol WilliamsonHobbit ... LP
Argo, 1974. Very Good 4LP Box Set ... $29.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Missing the booklet. Box top has split corners and aging.)

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Walton/Edith SitwellFacade – Peggy Ashcroft/Paul Scofield/William Walton/London Sinfonietta ... LP
Argo (UK), 1972. Near Mint- ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has top and bottom seams that have come unglued.)

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Baby Face WilletteBehind The 8 Ball ... LP
Argo, 1964. Good+ ... $19.99
Classic hard-hitting organ jazz session by this great Chicago keyboard player, better known to the world for his two Blue Note LPs, but playing here in a style that's much more creative, and much more open-ended than on those LPs. He's got a tight trio here, with Ben White on guitar and Jerry Donavon on drums, and the group runs through a wild mix of material – from short groovers like "Tacos Joe" and "Sinnin Sam", to the extended Larry Young-ish "Song Of The Universe". The album's a classic bit of Chicago jazz, and a darn tough one to find! LP, Vinyl record album
(Brown label Argo pressing. Cover has some wear and aging.)

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Lem Winchester & The Ramsey Lewis TrioPerform A Tribute To Clifford Brown ... LP
Argo, 1958. Very Good ... $2.99
The great underrated vibist Lem Winchester plays a tribute to the late Clifford Brown, along with the classic Ramsey Lewis trio, which included Eldee Young and Redd Holt. Despite the lack of an actual trumpet on the date (although the cover has a crazy image of the group standing around the instrument on some rocks!), the set does manage to capture the warmth and lyricism of Brownie, and the vibes/piano lines are a mixture of bop, plus some of the mellower sounds of similar lineups – like the classic Roy Ayers/Jack Wilson LPs. Tracks include "Joy Spring", "Jordu", "Sandu", "Message From Boysie", and "Where It Is", an original by Winchester. LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label Argo pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and some staining on the edges – mostly on the back.)

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✨✧ Art FarmerArt ... LP
Argo, 1960. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful album of understated brilliance – one of Art Farmer's early shifts into the sublime, and an easily-blown batch of trumpet tracks that always takes our breath away! There's a sense of relaxed freedom here that's really tremendous – a difference from some of Farmer's more arranged, or more hard-blown moments of the 50s – and a real move into notes that are airier and more open – almost effortless at times, and played like nobody else! The group's a quartet – with Tommy Flanagan on piano, Tommy Williams on bass, and Albert Heath on drums – and the tracks are all in the four to five minute range, with Art crafting lyrically soulful lines over the top. Titles include "Who Cares", "Out Of The Past", "Younger Than Springtime", "That Ole Devil Called Love", and "Goodbye Old Girl". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing, in great shape! Cover has a tiny bit of tape in two corners, and some very light wear on the back – but this is a great copy overall.)

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✨✧ Illinois JacquetMessage ... LP
Argo, 1963. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really hard groover from Illinois Jacquet's later years on Chess – a solidly smoking session that features plenty of organ and guitar! There's a gutbuckety groove here that's a lot like some of Willis Jackson's best work on Prestige at the time – a style that's based around the deeply soulful tenor sound of the leader, but which also features some wonderfully playful accompaniment from the rest of the group, who push things past the obvious organ/tenor sound of the time, into the more unusual rhythms that showed up later in Jackson's years at Prestige. Players include Wally Richardson and and Kenny Burrell on guitar, Ralph Smith on organ, and Willie Rodriguez on percussion – giving some tunes a nice Latin flair! Titles include "Wild Man", "The Message", "Like Young", "Turnpike", and "Bonita". LP, Vinyl record album
(Grey label Argo pressing. Back cover has some aging.)

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✨✧ Ahmad JamalMacanudo ... LP
Argo, 1963. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
(Grey label Argo pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Ramsey LewisRamsey Lewis Trio In Chicago ... LP
Argo, 1960. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Pretty tasty early stuff from Ramsey Lewis – recorded during the height of his early local fame, working with the first trio that included Eldee Young and Redd Holt, recorded live at the Blue Note niteclub downtown in the Windy City. The titles – a mash of standards, pop, and blues that includes "Old Devil Moon", "What's New", "Carmen", "I'll Remember April", and "Folk Ballad" – don't give nearly as good a picture of the music as they should, because the real charm is not in the compositions, but in the fantastically groovy arrangements and playing by Ramsey and crew. The tunes are pushed way past their original intentions, into tight jazzy rhythmic numbers that often burst out with a bit of humor, and a lot of warmth. Nice cover photo, too, with the trio standing on the Michigan Avenue bridge in a vintage photo! LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo pressing. Label has a sticker spot.)

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✨✧ Sonny StittSonny Stitt At The DJ Lounge ... LP
Argo, 1961. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
(Grey label Argo pressing.)

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✨✧ Benny GolsonFree ... LP
Argo, 1962. Near Mint- ... 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
(Original Argo pressing – blue label and deep groove! Cover has some very light wear near the top, and some light aging on the back – but front looks great.)

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

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✨✧ Gene ShawCarnival Sketches ... LP
Argo, 1964. Sealed ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic record by one of the great lost trumpet talents of the 60s – and a key album on the Chicago scene of the time too! Gene "Clarence" Shaw played with Mingus, until the big one scared him away, and he fled to Chicago and started recording LPs for Argo. All of the LPs are great, and this one's a rare treat featuring a cool set of compositions and arrangements by Richard Evans that have a groovy Latiny feel to them. Evans plays bass, and Charles Stepney's on vibes. Shaw is stunning throughout, and this set makes you wonder why Mingus didn't come out to Chicago and re-hire him on the spot. Cuts include "Ain't That Soul", "Goin Back Home", "Goin' Downtown", and "Cha Bossa". Tough one to find! LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed 60s pressing! Cover has a small cutout hole in the corner.)

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✨✧ Ramsey Lewis TrioMore Sounds Of Christmas ... CD
Argo/Verve, 1964. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Ramsey Lewis had such great success with his first album of Christmas instrumentals for Chess Records, he soon hopped back in the studio for a second record – but one with a very distinct difference! This time around, the trio's a bit unusual – in that it features regular bassist Eldee Young, but also the great Steve McCall on drums – a percussionist who'd later really flourish in the 70s, and gain great fame for his work in the group Air! The presence of McCall is no surprise, though – Malachi Favors and Muhal Richard Abrams also make appearances on early 60s Chess jazz albums – but it does give the record a nicely special sort of sound, as does the added instrumentation on some tracks too. About half the set features the trio, and the rest features a bigger group that's arranged by King Fleming and Will Jackson – jazz trio with a bit of strings, including some nice harp, and a touch of trombone from John Avant. Titles include "We Three Kings", "Snowfall", "Plum Puddin", "Little Drummer Boy", "Snowbound", "Egg Nog", and "Jingle Bells". CD

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✨✧ Brock Peters/Vinnette CarrollBeyond The Blues – American Negro Poetry ... LP
Argo (UK), 1963. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has a small sticker, library stamp, some tape remnants, light wear, and glosss separation at the spine. Label has a library sticker.)

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✨✧ Billy TaylorTaylor Made Jazz ... LP
Argo, Late 50s. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
Think what you want about Billy Taylor, this session's a nice little cooker that was cut around the same time as Argo's famous hard swing sets by Paul Gonsalves, Jimmy Woode, and Clark Terry – possibly the same time as those sessions, as they all seem to overlap personnel and mood quite a bit. This one's got more than a few Ellingtonians in tow – including Gonsalves, Terry, Earl May, Ed Thigpen, and Harry Carney – but the mode of swinging is shorter and harder, with all tracks written by Taylor. Titles include "Tune For Tex", "Cu Blu", "Biddy's Beat", "Theodora", and "Mood For Mendes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Argo pressing with deep groove.)
 
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Lorez AlexandriaAlexandria The Great ... CD
Impulse (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... About May 20, 2020
A beautiful album from Lorez Alexanderia – one of her two excellent sessions for Impulse! The record was cut after Lorez recorded some great sides for the Argo label – and it works off the strength of those sides, taking her unique vocal approach, forged in R&B, but smoothed by jazz, into a whole new level of expression! The backing is great – small combo, with featured musicians who include Bunk Shank and Paul Horn on reeds, and Victor Feldman and Wynton Kelly on piano – all working with moody, soulful arrangements that are a perfect accompaniment to Lorez' beautiful voice. Includes the cuts "Get Me To The Church On Time", "Satin Doll", "Show Me", "The Best Is Yet to Come", "I'm Through With Love", and 5 more! CD
Also available Alexandria The Great ... LP 39.99

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Lorez AlexandriaAlexandria The Great ... LP
Impulse, 1964. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $39.99
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
(Mono orange & black label pressing with Van Gelder stamp, with ABC Paramount inner sleeve. Cover has some notes inside the gatefold.)

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Gene Ammons & Sonny StittBoss Tenors ... LP
Verve, 1961. Very Good ... $13.99
Gene Ammons and Sonny Stitt go head to head in this classic album of tracks that perfectly captures the joy and fury of their live performances from years before! The record was cut in Chicago with a very hard rhythm section that includes John Houston on piano, Charles Williams on bass, and George Brown on drums – and it's way heavier than the usual Verve "meeting of the masters" session, and feels more like a record that should have been issued on Prestige or Argo. Both players are impeccable, and the solos stretch out for a long long very live time. Titles include "Blues Up & Down", "The One Before This", and "Counter Clockwise" – but these guys even groove amazingly on standards like "Autumn Leaves" and "No Greater Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM stereo pressing. Cover has a stain on back.)

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Gene Ammons & Sonny StittJug & Sonny (jug & corn cover) ... LP
Chess, Early 60s. Very Good ... $19.99
A nice little album – featuring some of the sides that Gene Ammons cut "off contract" for Chess/Argo during the early 60s, and ones that feature him paired with Sonny Stitt, his longtime partner in legendary tenor battles from the 50s. The two horns aren't really locked in combat here, but they do complement each other nicely on the album's mellow groovers and ballad tracks. Titles include "Cha Bootie", "Tenor Eleven", "The Last Mile", and "Full Moon". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original black label Chess pressing! Cover has a split bottom seam.)

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Lou DonaldsonPoinciana ... LP
Trip, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A late 70s release, but one that seems to feature material from Lou's early 60s years – with a vibe that's very similar to his Argo Recordings. Players include Herman Foster on piano and Ray Barretto on congas! LP, Vinyl record album
(Jazz Bird pressing.)

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Ahmad JamalAhmad Jamal '73 ... LP
20th Century, 1973. Very Good ... $19.99
Amazing stuff from Ahmad Jamal – one of his greatest albums ever, and the kind of Fender Rhodes classic that got passed over in the history books, but which is finally getting some appreciation these days! Ahamad's in a very different mode than his Cadet/Argo years – using the mellow keys of the Fender Rhodes to craft some killer tunes with a laidback edge. Richard Evans did the arrangements, and the sound is very deep and soulful on most of the album. Includes a sublime sample version of War's "World Is A Ghetto" , plus "Superstition", "Children Of The Night", and "Soul Girl". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and peeling.)

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Ahmad JamalInspiration ... LP
Cadet, Late 50s/1960s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
A 2LP set that collects some of Ahmad Jamal's best work for Argo and Chess – put together with a really wonderful selection of tunes! Some of the tracks feature Jamal in his standard trio format, especially caught live, which was always a success – but others feature larger backings, including strings, a touch of vocal chorus, and even one particularly excellent Latinized number done with Richard Evans! Titles include "New Rhumba", "Haitian Marketplace", "Invitation", "Star Eyes", "Night Mist Blues", "Gypsies In The Wind", "Dance To The Lady", "You Can Be Sure", "Poinciana", and "Ahmad's Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a cutout hole and light wear.)

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Sonny StittMy Mother's Eyes ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1963. Very Good+ ... $16.99
A rare one for Sonny Stitt – an album for Pacific Jazz recorded on the west coast, but done with some hard-burning organ work by Charles Kynard that easily matches any of Stitt's best soul jazz sides from the east! There's a tightly cooking feel to the entire set that's really great – a style that's slightly different than Sonny's work for Argo or Prestige, but which is equally great – thanks to fluid lines on Hammond from Kynard, and some great guitar from the under-rated Ray Crawford. The group's completed by Doug Sides on drums – and titles include "Blue Skies", "Sitt In Time", "Summer Special", "My Mother's Eyes", and "SOP Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black & silver label pressing.)

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Clark TerryHappy Horns Of Clark Terry ... LP
Impulse, 1964. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $14.99
A really great little album – one that really gets at the bright, joyous feel that Clark Terry brings to his music! Despite the "happy" in the title – which might make you think this one would be a bit silly – the album's a pretty great record! Terry plays both trumpet and flugelhorn (hence the "horns" in the title) – and he's working with a spare, tight, and surprisingly creative group that includes drummer Walter Perkins, bassist Milt Hinton, pianist Roger Kellaway, and the sax team of Phil Woods and Ben Webster. Tunes are light and playful, but never sloppy – instead quite inventive, and done in a way that's halfway between Terry's own late 50s work as a leader (as on Argo), and some of his work on sessions like Ed Thigpen's magnificent Out Of The Storm. Titles include "Jazz Conversations", "High Towers", "In A Mist", "Rockin In Rhythm", "Return To Swahili", and "Impulsive". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing with Van Gelder/Stereo stamps. Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Art Blakey & The Jazz MessengersHard Bop ... LP
Columbia, 1956. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A killer album – one of Art Blakey's best non-Blue Note sides, and a blinding set of hard-driving jazz that well earns its title! The group is one of Blakey's pre-Timmons/Morgan/Shorter ones – with Jackie McLean on alto, Bill Hardman on trumpet, Spanky DeBrest on bass, and Sam Dockery on piano – and they come together here with a sense of fire and imagination that tops even some of their other work for labels like RCA or Argo during the same stretch. Blakey's sense of timing and poise is in full force here – giving the younger players plenty of room to do their thing, which also includes contributing a number of key tracks to the set! Titles include a stellar reading of Jackie McLean's great composition "Little Melonae", plus the tracks "Cranky Spanky", "Stella By Starlight", and "Stanley's Stiff Chickens". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 6 eye pressing with deep groove. Cover has some light wear, but this is a really nice copy overall.)

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

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✨✧ Ramsey LewisGroover ... LP
Cadet, Mid 60s/1972. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A set of classic Ramsey Lewis recordings with his trio of Eldee Young and Redd Holt, all of which were recorded during the 60s for Argo/Chess, but not released until this set in 1972. The tracks all came from the same live set that spawned the group's hit single version of "Hang On Sloopy", and the titles include "Look-A-Here", "Bags Groove", and "Summertime". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and light wear.)

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✨✧ James MoodyEverything You've Always Wanted To Know About Sax & Flute ... LP
Cadet, Late 50s/1960s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The title's a clever play on the famous sex book of the 60s, but the album's a great collection of earlier James Moody recordings for Argo and Cadet – tunes that really marked a huge comeback in his career, and opened the door to a whole new range of expression! As the title indicates, the work here is both on sax and flute – and the styles range from the bop of Moody's roots, to freer, more sophisticated modes – often done in the company of arranger Tom McIntosh, but also pretty great even when Moody's on his own. 2LP set is overflowing with classics from the Argo years – and titles include "Last Train From Overbrook", "Zanzibar", "Bloozey", "Tico Tico", "Ole", "Malice Towards None", "Jazz Twist", "Moody's Mood For Cha Cha", "Boo's Tune", "Dorothee", "Darben The Redd Fox", and "Great Day". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo.)

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

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✨✧ Budd JohnsonBlues a la Mode ... LP
Felsted, 1958. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
A fantastically hard-blowing album from tenorist Budd Johnson – and one of the few jazz sides recorded for the short-lived Felsted label in the 50s! Budd blows hard Texas tenor in a really gutbuckety way – evoking a variety of jazz traditions within a single solo, but always heading back to the swinging territory that was most comfortable space. The lineup on the set is great too – and features Charlie Shavers on trumpet, Ray Bryant or Bert Keys on piano, Jo Jones on drums, and a bit of added baritone from the great Al Sears! Tracks are all quite long, with lots of room for solos, and Budd plays in perfect form – and in a much more stable way than on his later Argo recordings! Titles include "Used Blues", "Blues By Five", "Foggy Nights", and "Destination Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label mono UK pressing, in a flipback cover – nice and heavy!)
 
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Duke EllingtonDuke Ellington – Fargo, North Dakota, November 7, 1940 (complete 2CD set) ... CD
Jazz Classics, 1940. Used 2 CDs ... $8.99
... CD
(Out of print.)


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Lady MargoI've Got Just The Thing (parts 1 & 2) (Soul World) ... 7-inch
Soul World, 1974. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record


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MargotsPescado ... CD
Okka Disk, 2013. New Copy Gatefold ... $9.99 15.99
A really unique blend of jazz and vocals – and a great start for this really unique group! The Margots is a collaboration between vocalist Adrienne Pierluissi and jazz musician Ken Vandermark – who co-wrote the music on the set, and handles all the arrangements too! Pierluissi hails from Milwaukee, but has this amazing style that reminds us of some of our favorite Brazilian or European singers in recent years – an approach that's as artful as it is swinging, and graced with this sense of phrasing that really makes her lyrics stand out – quite a statement, given that the group also features reeds from Ken Vandermark, guitars from John Dereszynski, and drums from Tim Daisy! There's definitely an echo of the best recent Brazilian modes on some of the best tracks – and the record also features some cool string backing on a few numbers too. Titles include "Mr Altruistic", "Grey", "No La Sabia", "Husbands", "Echoes Of Memory", "Anda", and "Pescado". CD
Also available Pescado ... LP 16.99

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MargotsPescado ... LP
Okka Disk, 2013. New Copy ... $16.99 24.99
A really unique blend of jazz and vocals – and a great start for this really unique group! The Margots is a collaboration between vocalist Adrienne Pierluissi and jazz musician Ken Vandermark – who co-wrote the music on the set, and handles all the arrangements too! Pierluissi hails from Milwaukee, but has this amazing style that reminds us of some of our favorite Brazilian or European singers in recent years – an approach that's as artful as it is swinging, and graced with this sense of phrasing that really makes her lyrics stand out – quite a statement, given that the group also features reeds from Ken Vandermark, guitars from John Dereszynski, and drums from Tim Daisy! There's definitely an echo of the best recent Brazilian modes on some of the best tracks – and the record also features some cool string backing on a few numbers too. Titles include "Mr Altruistic", "Grey", "No La Sabia", "Husbands", "Echoes Of Memory", "Anda", and "Pescado". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Pescado ... CD 9.99

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Moon Cricket Project/Imagination Of Ghetto YouthLost Cargo Vol 1 EP ... 7-inch
Culture Power 45, 2017. New Copy (pic cover)... $11.99
A tremendous EP from the increasingly stellar Culture Power 45 team! The Moon Cricket Project is is spearheaded by Memphis via Chicago hero Infinito 2017 and producer The Geaux, with one side of this massive EP featuring three heavy tracks under the Moon Cricket Project moniker. Infinito/Marcellous Lovelace plays prominently here, and titles include "Sudden Impact" feat ML7102, "Real Quick" and "Don't Stand Still". The flip Imagination Of Ghetto Youth side features Culture Power 45 fellows and fellow Chi scene heroes Thaione Davis, plus guest Race Bannon and producer Kenny Keys along with more top shelf Geaux production. Titles include "Quarter Mile", Crown Tipper" and "Give It Up". 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited edition.)

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VariousCult Cargo – Grand Bahama Goombay ... CD
Numero, Mid 70s. Used ... $11.99
Heavy funk from the Bahamas – a whole bunch of groups that will show you that Nassau had a lot more to offer than The Beginning Of The End! The groove here is totally wonderful – somewhat like American funk of the late 60s and early 70s, but served up with some very unusual rhythmic patterns too – a bit Jamaican at times, but certainly not reggae – and somewhat sunny and Caribbean styled, but not in a way that's cheesy or filled with any hokey island-styled stereotypes. Instead, the tunes are deeply funk and soulful – grooving with plenty of dark edges and gritty instrumentation that's often heavy on the guitar. Many numbers have vocals, and those are great too – and as usual with the Numero label, the whole thing's put together with amazing notes and packaging, so that you get a full history lesson and a heck of a lot of photos to support the music too! Titles include "Gonna Build A Nation" by Cyril Ferguson, "Mustang Sally", "I Am The Man For You Baby", and "Funky Fever" by Jay Mitchell, "Theme From Shaft" by Esquires LTD, "Gimme Some Skin (inst)" by Frank Penn, "Words To My Song" by Dry Bread, "People Won't Change" by Willpower, "Take Five" by Ozzie Hall, "Watcha Gonna Do Bout It" and "The Time For Loving Is Now" by Mustangs, "Honesty Is The Best Policy" by Gospel Chandeliers, and "Don't Touch That Thing" by Sylvia Hall. CD
(Includes slicpase.)

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✨✧ VariousRepatriate – Lost Cargo 3 ... LP
Culture Power 45, 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The epic third entry in Culture Power 45's Lost Cargo series – featuring standout veteran and rising talents from the Chicago hip hop scene as well top notch collaborators from other climes – including Fatnice, Tensei with Blu, Philmore Greene & Thaione Davis, Vic Spencer, Navarro, Blink (Yarbrough & Gensu Dean), Adad & Kenny Keys, Ill Brown with Freddie Gibbs, G-Wiz BJ The Chicago Kid and more! Producers include Rashid Hadee, Fable, Tensei, Gensu Dean, Scud One, Fable, and Ghetto Youth and titles include "Piece Of Mind" by Fatnice, "Black Moons" by Ensilence, "Mexican Connect" by Navarro, ".38 Special" by Vic Spencer, "Step Up Ya Baz" by Hezekiah & Kev Brown, "Words To The Congregation" by NRSF, "LAH" by Adad & Kenny Keys and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Miguel Abuelo & NadaMiguel Abuelo & Nada ... LP
Guerssen (Spain), 1975. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $19.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an unglued seam.)

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Banda Black RioO Som Das Americas ... CD
Universal (Brazil), 2019. New Copy ... $22.99
Contemporary work from Banda Black Rio – the legendary Brazilian funk band who gave us some really great records in the 70s! Turns out, the group still sounds great after all the passage of years – more in a modern soul mode overall, with a few more sophisticated twists and turns alongside the grooves – and a wider style overall, to make room for guests who include Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso, Elza Soares, Cesar Camargo Mariano, and others! Think of the music as a progression from earlier Brazilian soul modes – a bit in the way that early Ed Motta work was a step forward from the generation of Tim Maia – and amidst the great guest vocal work, there's also plenty of sharp instrumentation. Titles include "Arthur E O Gigante", "America Do Sul", "Labirintos", "Rir E Chorar", "Isabela", "Aos Pes Do Redentor", "Vento Leva", "Aguas Sabias", "Bossa Da Praia", and "Nove No Samba". CD

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Count BasieGreen Onions/Memphis Tennessee ... 7-inch
Brunswick, Late 60s. Very Good ... $2.99
The Count takes on some 60s soul numbers – and the results are great! "Green Onions" is done here with piano instead of organ – over a slow-stepping, very sly groove that's got a real Soul Cargo sort of feel! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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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 ... $29.99
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
(Part of the "Ultimate 80s NYC Street Sounds" series!)

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Booker ErvinBook Cooks ... CD
Bethlehem, 1960. Used ... $8.99
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". CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)
Also available Book Cooks ... LP 14.99

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Booker ErvinBook Cooks ... LP
Bethlehem, 1960. Near Mint- ... $14.99
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
(Spanish reissue on Fresh Sound.)
Also available Book Cooks ... CD 8.99

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Serge GainsbourgHistoire De Melody Nelson ... LP
Philips (France), 1971. Sealed Gatefold ... $29.99
Fantastic stuff – and a record that may well be the greatest ever from the mighty Serge Gainsbourg – high praise indeed, considering the greatness of Gainsbourg's other music! The album is one long suite built around a spare, electric bass-driven theme – a slow funk riff that's been sampled countless times over the years, and which has gotten the album continuous play on both sides of the Atlantic for many many years. The mighty Jean-Claude Vannier handles the arrangements, and Serge mutters the lyrics over the top, in a raspy loud whisper – while the funky rhythms dart in and out of odd washes of sound, and unusual eerie sounds. There's a very strong soundtrack feel to the album, as waves of music envelop the lyrics – tripped out in funky beats that have become legendary over the years, thanks to some very famous samples! Titles include "En Melody", "Cargo Culte", "Ballade De Melody Nelson", "Valse De Melody", "Ah! Melody", and "L'Hotel Particulier". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram Light In The Attic pressing.)

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✨✧ Serge GainsbourgHistoire De Melody Nelson (French pressing) ... CD
Philips (France), 1971. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Fantastic stuff – and a record that may well be the greatest ever from the mighty Serge Gainsbourg – high praise indeed, considering the greatness of Gainsbourg's other music! The album is one long suite built around a spare, electric bass-driven theme – a slow funk riff that's been sampled countless times over the years, and which has gotten the album continuous play on both sides of the Atlantic for many many years. The mighty Jean-Claude Vannier handles the arrangements, and Serge mutters the lyrics over the top, in a raspy loud whisper – while the funky rhythms dart in and out of odd washes of sound, and unusual eerie sounds. There's a very strong soundtrack feel to the album, as waves of music envelop the lyrics – tripped out in funky beats that have become legendary over the years, thanks to some very famous samples! Titles include "En Melody", "Cargo Culte", "Ballade De Melody Nelson", "Valse De Melody", "Ah! Melody", and "L'Hotel Particulier". CD
Also available Histoire De Melody Nelson ... LP 29.99

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Joe Gibbs & The Professionals/Sly & RobbieEvolution Of Dub Vol 4 – Natural Selection (State Of Emergency/Majestic Dub/African Dub Chapter 5/Syncopation) ... CD
Greensleeves (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. Used 4 CDs ... $24.99
Classic dub & rocksteady from Joe Gibbs & The Professionals and Sly & Robbie – Errol Thompson & Joe Gibbs produced dub,rocksteady and dancehall LPs – 4 classic albums in a great little 4CD box set! It starts with classic easy and dubby rocksteady of the State Of Emergency album, rolling on with the killer rhythms of Majestic Dub and African Dub Chapter 5 set, and ends with the crisp steppin' dancehall sounds of Sly & Robbie's Syncopation album. Includes 3 Joe Gibbs & The Professionals albums, including State Of Emergency from 1976 on the first disc, with "Bounty Hunter", "Wicked & Dreadful", "I Shot President", The Great Escape" and more. Majestic Dub from 1979 on the second disc, with "Ten Commandments", "Social Justice", "Kings Of Dub", "Bionic Encounter", "Martial Law", "Nations Of Dub" and "Embargo". The third disc features African Dub Chapter 5 from 1984, and titles include "The Day After", "Long Distance Affair", "Chaper Five", "Ladies Night Out" and more. The fourth disc features the Errol Thompson and Joe Gibbs produced Sly & Robbie set Syncopation from 1982, with "Syncopation", "Free Ticket To Ride", "Flirting In Space", "Flight To Nowhere" and more. Each comes in a mini replica sleeve of the original LPs. CD

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✨✧ Eydie GormeEydie Gorme ... CD
MCA/Targon, 1957. Used ... $7.99
Titles include "Guess Who I Saw Today", "Day By Day", "Fine & Dandy", "Saturday Night Is The Loneliest Night Of The Week", and "First Impression". CD
(Out of print.)

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Kayo IshuLiving Scat Elegance ... CD
Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1969/1971. New Copy ... $22.99
A beautiful little CD – especially if you like dreamy French soundtrack work from the 60s! Kayo Ishu sings a variety of tunes from famous 60s soundtracks, but about a quarter of the set is work by the mighty Francis Lai – done in a moody, mellow style that's right in keeping with his original work – and which features floating wordless vocals on nearly every track! The CD brings together tunes from 2 albums by Kayo – both of them in a similar mode, floating along in soundtracky magicalness! Titles include "13 Jours En France", "Rargo", "Vivre La Nuit", "Twenty Ten", "La Rein De Saba", "Le Passager De Pluie", "The Red Tent", "Du Soleil Plein Les Yeux", "The April Fools", and "La Lecon Particulier". CD
(Part of the "Nippon Jazz Spirits 48" series!)

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Jackie & RoyBogie ... LP
Fantasy, 1988. Near Mint- ... $1.99
We love this record – a larger concept album from Jackie & Roy – almost their Ishtar moment! It's late in the career of Jackie & Roy, but the pair haven't faltered a bit. Bogie is a surprisingly great live set from 1988 – a dozen songs dedicated to Humphrey Bogart, either from his films, or written in onor of them – performed by Jackie & Roy in a style that's without schmaltz or hoke – and which features some great lyrical twists that are very much in the "smart" Hollywood mode of the postwar years, which was fading strongly by the time of this session. Titles include "Am I Blue", "Bogie", "As Time Goes By", "Key Largo", "Hong Kong Blues", "Play It Again, Sam", "Moanin Low", and "How Little We Know". LP, Vinyl record album

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Keith JarrettLife Between The Exit Signs ... LP
Vortex, 1968. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Early trio work from Keith Jarrett, and a bit straighter than some of his 70s work – but in a good way, with kind of a New York modern groove that reminds us of early material 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, one that sets the tunes nicely free at times – although never too outside in the end. The album's a great hint at the direction that Jarrett would take in the 70s, but it also ties him more strongly to other American pianists of the 60s – a great link that really help us appreciate his later genius more than before. Titles include the original compositions "Church Dreams", "Margot", "Long Time Gone", and "Love No 1 & 2". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing.)

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Riz Ortolani & Nino OlivieroMondo Cane ... LP
United Artists, Early 60s. Very Good ... $2.99
One of the biggest-selling United Artists albums of the 60s – and one of its first big successes in the European soundtrack market! The score is for a strange documentary like film (the title means "World Gone To The Dogs"), and most of the tunes are dramatic – with a sweeping orchestral feel that has a few light instrumental moments. The big fame of this one is that it contains the theme that went onto become the 60s vocal standard "More" – but in this version, it's kind of submerged, and taken at a much slower pace. Titles include "Free Way", "Models In Blue", "Life Savers Girls", "The Last Flight", "Dog Heat", "Cargo Cult", and "Pergatory". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing.)

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Ghislain PoirierBreakupdown ... CD
Chocolate Industries, 2005. Used ... $5.99
Ghislain Poirer once again delivers a batch of synthetic rhythms and computer groove with a thump learned from hip hop – and the results are far more enjoyable than many of the more pretentious laptop chin scratchers out there! Ghislain's beats occasionally ratchet up to floorshaking levels, and he leans towards a genuine musicality that draw on different styles, for a still coherent sound. He can rock a hip hop styled sound with guest MCs, a dark, almost no wave intensity, midtempo electronic groove, even a reggae steeped track. All of which is to say that it actually succeeds as real music, not just synthetic clutter! Tracks include "Don't Smile, It's Post Modern", "Cold As Hell" feat Beans, "Synthetic Rhythms", "Close To The News", "Mic Diplomat" feat DJ Collage, "Copier, Copier", "Travelling", "Body Jokes", "Nowere To Run" feat Lotek Hi-Fi, "Embargo Riddim" and more! CD
(Out of print, label sticker on booklet cover.)

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Silvery BoysSilvery Boys ... LP
RGE/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... About April 24, 2020
One of the cooler groups from the jovem guarda years of 60s Brazil – a combo who sometimes echo rock modes of the Anglo world, but who can also bring in some strong currents from samba too! The mix is great, and completely infectious on the best cuts – as the blue guitars and echoey production of the rock tracks is offset by lively percussion, swirling organ, and a soulful current that you might not expect! These guys also seem to write most of their own material, too – which means that the record's not just Brazilian covers of American hits – and just adds one more level of delight to the whole thing. Titles include "Amor Amargo", "Voce Balanca Meu Coracao", "Vou Lhe Pisar", "Carrossel Da Vida", "Tempestade", and "Meu Coracao Nao E Alegema". LP, Vinyl record album

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TM JukeForward ... CD
Tru Thoughts/Ubiquity, 2006. Used ... $1.99
Forward, indeed – this this a big step up and some of the best work yet from TM Juke – his debut for Ubiquity! On Forward, the crafty producer/arranger/DJ, pushes the laptop bits and broken beats a little further out to the fringes – and focuses on the richer soul approach we love from his work with Alice Russell! The sound incorporates bits of spacey jazz, electro funk, and hip hop era thump – beat based but percolating sweetly under the vocals the rich aural tapestry! He brings out some great guest vocalists for the groovier soul sounding tunes – including Kinny of Kinny & Horne, Tru Thoughts compatriot Alice Russell, Elmore Judd and others – and the instrumental cuts are just as groovy! "Damn" feat Kinny, "Come Away" feat Sophie Faricy, "Bee's On Mars", "Arrggh!", "Skin" feat Naim, "So Good" feat Alice Russell, "Lady Garden", "Electric Chair" feat Elmore Judd, "Grounded In Fargo", "Life, Rain, Fall" and "Pencils For Dolphins". CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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TooveyJuniper Tree – Marcia Bellamy/Richard Morris/Jacqueline Horner/Nick Hariades/Charles Peebles/EOS ... CD
Largo, 1997. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousBuzzsaw Joint Cut 6 – Dusty Stylus ... LP
Stag O Lee (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $19.99
Weirdo sounds from the glory days of the rare single – a great time when so many records were coming out, nobody ever cared too much about trying to stick to a familiar style or cash in on a certain market! Instead, the music here really mixes things up in a great way – as Latin rhythms, twangy guitars, jazzy piano, and other elements all come together in a range of great styles – sometimes soulful, sometimes exotic, and always with the great underground sound we love from this series! Titles include "Further Up The Road" by Jolly Jax, "Come On" by Dennis Roberts, "Poison Ivy" by Two Crows & The Diggers, "I'm Traveling" by Piney Brown, "Lulu Brown" by Grade Wicker, "Everyday" by Margo, "Please Pretty Please" by Leo Baxter, "Talkin About Me" by Moose John, and "Made It Up In Your Mind" by Big Jack Reynolds. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousBuzzsaw Joint Cuts 5 & 6 – Sophisticated Savage/Dusty Stylus ... CD
Stag O Lee (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $15.99
Rare, raw tracks in the best sort of mode we've come to expect from the Stag-O-Lee label – the kind of sounds we've really been digging on their 10" vinyl compilations, but presented here in support of the Buzzsaw Joint club night in London! The tracks are all from the start of the 60s, and all from rare pieces of 45rpm vinyl – work by artists working in a rough blend of blues, R&B, swamp rock, and other rough-edged styles from the time. This CD set brings together material from the LP volumes 5 and 6 – and titles include "Jungle Love" by Bill Springer, "Look What You Do To Me" by Stick Evans, "Desert Caravan" by The Starfires, "Zei Gezunt" by Don Schraier Rocktet, "Toot Over" by Blues Blenders, "Get Lost" by The Metallics, "Hawaiian People Eater" by Jimmy Uke & His Islanders, "Certingly I Do" by Doodie Woo, "El Lobo" by The Demons, "Screw Driver" by Rhythmaires, "Further Up The Road" by Jolly Jax, "Come On" by Dennis Roberts, "Poison Ivy" by Two Crows & The Diggers, "I'm Traveling" by Piney Brown, "Lulu Brown" by Grade Wicker, "Everyday" by Margo, "Please Pretty Please" by Leo Baxter, "Talkin About Me" by Moose John, and "Made It Up In Your Mind" by Big Jack Reynolds. CD

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VariousCapitol Rare Vol 2 – Funky Notes From The West Coast ... LP
Blue Note (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. Very Good 2LP ... $19.99
The stunning second volume in this amazing series – put together by Blue Note in the UK during the 90s, but with a fantastic look at the hipper side of soul in the whole family of labels in the Capitol/EMI family during the late 70s and early 80s! There's loads of rare groove, boogie, and modern soul gems on the set – and titles include "It's a Pleasure" by Sheree Brown, "Before You Break My Heart" by Gene Dunlap, "Inside My Love" by Minnie Riperton, "Beggar For the Blues" by Patti Drew, "Tidal Wave" by Ronnie Laws, "Theme for Relana" by Gene Harris, "Nightfall" by Stradavarious, and "Sunshower" by Alphonse Mouzon – plus two totally rare funk tracks: "Expressway to Your Heart" by Margo Thunder, and "Windy C" by 100% Pure Poison. Vinyl features a bonus track – "Mystic Brew" by Ronnie Foster! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the heavy inner sleeves.)

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VariousKeeping The Faith Vol 1 – 28 Stompin Northern Soul Classics (180 gram gold vinyl pressing) ... LP
Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $34.99 37.98
An excellent collection of rare soul groovers – one of those UK packages that are put together as a memory of their own great Northern Soul scene, but which has equal appeal to any fan of rare and unusual American soul! The set list is great – and there's maybe a nicely wider range of styles here than on the kind of Northern Soul sets that follow in a stricter Detroit-inspired style – as there's echoes of funk, some key 70s numbers, and even a few British tracks that sit wonderfully next to the US songs. Titles include "Bok To Bach" by Father's Angels, "You Baby" by Jackie Trent, "Pick Up My Toys & Go Home" by The Devonnes, "Baby You've Got Me" by The Sapphires, "When Love Slips Away" by Margo & The Marvettes, "That's What Mama Say" by Leonard Whiting, "Check It Baby" by Willie & The Mighty Magnificents, "Stop What You're Doing" by The Playthings, "Ain't No Soul Left In These Ol Shoes" by Kenny Bernard, "Ain't Nothin But A Houseparty" by The Show Stoppers, "Gonna Fix You Good" by Alan Bown Set, "The Real Thing" by Kim Davis, and "Ton Of Dynamite" by Frankie Crocker. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 750 – on heavyweight gold vinyl!)

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VariousLouisiana Explosive Blues ... LP
Maison De Soul, Late 50s/Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $12.99
An LP collection of earlier material done for the Jin Records label – including an unissued track! Features work from Lil Joe Gordon, Boogie Kings, Otis Smith, Junior Cole, Vel-Tones, Clifton Chenier, Donnie Jacobs, and Margo White! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light aging in one corner, but is nice overall.)

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VariousP&P Disco (180 gram pressing) ... LP
P&P/Demon (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP ... $29.99
A very very hip batch of tracks from the mighty P&P Records label – one of the coolest, wildest, funkiest imprints on the New York scene at the end of the 70s! P&P wasn't just disco, wasn't just club – but instead this amazing hybrid of so many different styles – at a level that helped find a place in the 12" universe for older funky 45 bands, and laid the groundwork for lots of experiments to come in both hip hop and house! Titles include "Turn Up Your Radio" by Kessler, "Got To Get Your Love" by Clyde Alexander & Sanction, "Feel The Spirit" by Foster Jackson Group, "Get Down" by Rudy Stewart, "Take Me I'm Yours" by Mary Clark, "Stay Away" by Louise Murray, "Ain't It Time" by Queen Yahna, "New York's Movin" by Ahzz, "Pound For Pound" by Le'o Roy, "Flying High (part 2)" by Cloud One, "Spank Me" by Bobby Mann, and "The Guardian Angel Is Watching Over Me" by Golden Flamingo Orchestra with Margo Williams. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousSatan In Love – Rare Finnish Synth-Pop & Disco – 1978 to 1992 ... CD
Svart (Finland), Late 70s/1980s/Early 90s. New Copy ... $14.99
Obscure grooves from the Finnish scene of the 80s – tracks that do a nice job of bridging the space between earlier Euro disco modes, particularly the work of the Munich scene – and the huge wave of electro pop that was coming out of the UK at the time! In fact, much of the material here really feels like the latter – save for the fact that the language is often different – and the groups do a good job of echoing the sweet electronic modes of groups like Human League, Ultravox, and Heaven 17 – working with plenty of beats and keyboards, but usually in a way that's warm and catchy, and not like some of the colder electro work of the period. And even if you can't understand the language, lots of these tunes are pretty darn catchy – and the vocals maybe come across just like one more instrumental element – adding an extra flavor to the sweet electric modes. Titles include "San Salvador" by Argon, "Satan In Love" by Emilia, "Cairo C" by Digital Dance, "Tatsia" by Stress, "Nyt Tanssitaan" by Jerry, "Help Me" by Syntax, "Kuolleet Pelit" by Belaboris, "Harhaa" by Raya, "Vanha Suola Janottaa" by Tapa Paha Tapa, "Fashion Maailma" by Press, "17 Up" by Mick Hanian, and "Computer Talk" by BB. CD

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VariousShel's Girls – From The Planet Records Vaults ... CD
Ace (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.99
Producer Shel Talmy is maybe best known for his work behind some of the bigger rock artists on the UK scene of the 60s – but he also really had a great way with a gal singer too – as you'll hear in this killer collection of female pop singles from the time! The tunes here groove like the best from big names like Sandie Shaw, Dusty Springfield, or Cilla Black – with a similar focus of strong lead singer amidst some very groovy arrangements – but the songs are much more obscure overall, and stand strongly as a rich dip into the world of female British pop of the 60s, even if you don't care at all about Shel's legacy! Fortunately, we're huge fans of both – and completely adore this well-done collection – which has two dozen tracks we never would have heard otherwise, along with very detailed notes and plenty of images of the ladies within. Titles include a great version of the Brian Wilson tune "Guess I'm Dumb" by Dani Sheridan – plus "No More Love" by Liz Shelly, "Gotta Get Away" by Van Lenton, "Cruel Way To Be" by Debbie Sharron, "Surrender" by Perpetual Langley, "A Strange World" by Stevie Holly, "Stay At Home" by The Orchids, "This Heart Is Not For Sale" by Margo & The Marvettes, "Tar & Cement" by Liz Shelly, A Shoulder To Cry On" by Christine Holmes, and "A Ladies Man (alt version)" by Colette & The Bandits. CD
 
 
 



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