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Bobby Bland & BB KingTogether Again – Live ... LP
MCA, 1976. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Original green label pressing. Cover has light wear and a cut corner.)

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BB King16 Original Big Hits ... LP
Fantasy, 1968. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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BB KingAnthology ... CD
MCA, 1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s. Used 2 CDs ... $4.99 6.99
... CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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BB KingBest Of BB King ... CD
MCA, 1960s/1970s. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print, front of booklet has clear tape on the bottom.)

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BB KingBest Of BB King – The Millennium Collection ... CD
MCA, 1960s/1970s. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Still sealed.)

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BB KingCompletely Well ... LP
Bluesway, 1969. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $24.99
BB King soars into the 70s with this smoking little set – a record that still holds onto all the raw energy of his best 60s recordings, but which also gives the whole thing an even more soulful focus too! There's no arranger credited for the core of the record – which is attributed to "everybody" in the group, which you can definitely hear in the wickedly spontaneous playing of the combo – especially the mighty drummer Herbie Lovelle, whose work here really gives King a new sort of kick. Bert DeCoteaux adds a bit of larger backings at points, but usually very gently – in ways that are hardly noticeable at all – as BB's guitar is right out front, wailing with lots of raw energy. Titles include "Key To My Kingdom", "Confessin The Blues", "No Good", "You're Losing Me", "So Excited", and the classic "Thrill Is Gone". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue rim stereo pressing with Bell Sound stamp. Cover has some ring and edge wear and discoloration from age inside the gatefold.)

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✨✧ BB KingFavorite Gospel Hymns ... CD
Highland, Early 60s. Used ... $4.99
A genius early combination from BB King – his own majestic vocals and a host of spiritual sounds that bring out a whole new side of his talents! The pairing is unusual – as King hardly cut much other material in this manner – and the record puts aside his famous guitar work to focus on his deeply soulful style of singing – set up in some raw 50s gospel arrangements that feature lots of work on Hammond organ, romping rhythms, and a backing vocal group that support BB in a really great way. Titles include "Save A Seat For Me", "I Never Heard A Man", "Servan't Prayer", and "I'm Working On The Building". CD

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BB KingGreat BB King ... LP
Crown/P-Vine (Japan), 1960. New Copy (reissue)... $39.99 44.99
The definitely got the title right here – as BB King is plenty great, and already a powerhouse in these early years of his career! King sprung forth from the Memphis scene almost fully-formed – and in addition to his famous guitar work, he was also a hell of a singer who could bring a new sort of soulful presence to blues music – able to croon with the charm of a jazz singer in the right moments, join with a doo wop group at others, yet come on with the power of a bluesman whenever he stepped in front of the mic! This great album has BB in all these modes – recorded with brilliantly bold sound – and titles include "I Had A Woman", "Sweet Sixteen", "Someday Baby", "I'm Gonna Quit My Baby", and "I Was Blind". LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful Japanese pressing – with obi!)

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BB KingHis Best – The Electric BB King ... CD
MCA/BGO (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $8.99 19.99
BB King at his late 60s best – working here in the company of producers Johnny Pate and Quincy Jones, and serving up a great blend of blues and soul in the process! The set's less a "best of", than a collection of ABC work that doesn't seem to be on the other full albums of the time – mostly produced by Johnny Pate, with those great Chicago soul touches that helped his work with King really cross new boundaries – and finally give BB the kind of full, forceful approach that Bobby Blue Bland had been getting for years. The Quincy Jones cuts are two from the soundtrack to For Love Of Ivy – both pretty groovy, with a socking soul punch – and titles on the full album include "Tired Of Your Jive", "Don't Answer The Door", "The BB Jones", "Paying The Cost To Be The Boss", "All Over Again", "I Don't Want You Cutting Off Your Hair", "Sweet Sixteen", "Meet My Happiness", and "You Put It On Me". CD

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BB KingIndianola Mississippi Seeds ... CD
ABC/Universal, 1970. Used ... $8.99
BB King hips up his groove a bit here – picking up some of the crossover soul and rock touches used by contemporaries over at Chess/Cadet, and expanding his sound with a range of guests that include Leon Russell, Joe Walsh, and Carole King! Despite the presence of these bigger names, the set's very much in BB's own spirit – mostly focused on his vocals and guitar work, and still mostly including original compositions. A few tunes get nice and funky on the rhythms, although still very much in a blues-based way – and Jimmie Haskell contributes a few larger arrangements from time to time. Titles include "King's Special", "Until I'm Dead & Cold", "You're Still My Woman", "Hummingbird", "Go Underground", and "Chains & Things". CD
(Out of print.)

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BB KingLA Midnight/To Know You Is To Love You ... CD
ABC/BGO (UK), 1972/1973. New Copy 2CD ... $8.99 24.98
Two early 70s burners from BB King – back to back as a 2CD set! LA Midnight has BB King bringing in a sweet dose of jazz to his work – just a touch of the funkier backings that some of his electric contemporaries were getting at the time – maybe not as hard-wailing as some of the Chess funky blues records, but definitely somewhere in that direction! Players on the date include Mel Brown and Jesse Davis on guitars, Bobby Bryant on trumpet, Red Holloway on tenor, Plas Johnson on baritone, Clifford Coulter and Victor Feldman on piano, and the great Earl Palmer on drums. Titles include "Help The Poor", "Can't You Hear Me Talking To You", "Midnight", "I Got Some Help I Don't Need", "I've Been Blue Too Long", "Lucille's Granny, and "Can't You Hear Me Talking To You". To Know You is a set that has BB King teaming up with southern soul maestro Dave Crawford – an arranger/producer who helps BB find a whole new groove! Crawford's approach is wonderfully warm and soulful – almost a Hi Records sort of take on the music, which brings King's traditional blues into much fresher territory – an update of older Memphis modes, with a really great sound for the 70s. In addition to The Memphis Horns, there's also a bit of Philly help on the record too – thanks to Vince Montana's vibes, Norman Harris' guitar, Ron Kersey's keyboards, and Ronnie Baker's bass. Stevie Wonder makes a brief guest appearance on keyboards too – and titles include "Oh To Me", "Love", "Respect Yourself", "I Like To Live The Love", "Who Are You", "I Can't Leave", and "Thank You For Loving The Blues". CD

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BB KingLet The Good Times Roll – The Music Of Louis Jordan ... CD
MCA, 1999. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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BB KingLive At The Regal ... CD
MCA, 1965. Used ... $5.99
An excellent set by BB King – one of his best from the 60s, and a smoking live set recorded at Chicago's legendary Regal Theatre! The enthusiasm at the venue shows that BB's Memphis-honed style is a perfect fit for the electrified Chicago sound of the 60s – and the recording really brings out some wonderful responses from the audience – making the record a blues equivalent of James Brown's famous Live At The Apollo set! The record features introductions by Chicago DJs Pervis Spann and E Rodney Jones – and tracks include "Every Day", "Please Love Me", "Worry Worry", "Woke Up This Morning", "Help The Poor", and "You Upset Me Baby". CD
(Out of print.)

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BB KingLive At The Regal ... CD
MCA/BGO (UK), 1965. New Copy ... $8.99 19.99
An excellent set by BB King – one of his best from the 60s, and a smoking live set recorded at Chicago's legendary Regal Theatre! The enthusiasm at the venue shows that BB's Memphis-honed style is a perfect fit for the electrified Chicago sound of the 60s – and the recording really brings out some wonderful responses from the audience – making the record a blues equivalent of James Brown's famous Live At The Apollo set! The record features introductions by Chicago DJs Pervis Spann and E Rodney Jones – and tracks include "Every Day", "Please Love Me", "Worry Worry", "Woke Up This Morning", "Help The Poor", and "You Upset Me Baby". CD

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BB KingLive At The Regal (white cover) ... LP
ABC, 1965. Very Good+ ... $24.99
An excellent set by BB King – one of his best from the 60s, and a smoking live set recorded at Chicago's legendary Regal Theatre! The enthusiasm at the venue shows that BB's Memphis-honed style is a perfect fit for the electrified Chicago sound of the 60s – and the recording really brings out some wonderful responses from the audience – making the record a blues equivalent of James Brown's famous Live At The Apollo set! The record features introductions by Chicago DJs Pervis Spann and E Rodney Jones – and tracks include "Every Day", "Please Love Me", "Worry Worry", "Woke Up This Morning", "Help The Poor", and "You Upset Me Baby". LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s black label stereo pressing. Cover has a cutout hole, a trace of a sticker, and some surface wear.)

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BB KingLucille ... CD
ABC/BGO (UK), 1968. New Copy ... $8.99 19.99
One of the first records to feature BB King's famous guitar, Lucille, in the spotlight – an instrument he'd played for years, but which took on legendary status over the decades! The guitar's handled perfectly here by King – with a tone that still holds on to all the gritty edges of his early years, but which is also captured beautifully in the studio with top-shelf production – loud and clear, but never as commercial as on later records. The whole thing's wonderfully free of hoke – the material that made King a much-deserved star in the 60s – and the record features backing from Maxwell Davis on Hammond and Lloyd Glenn on piano. Titles include "Watch Yourself", "Lucille", "I Need Your Love", "Country Girl", and "You Move Me So". CD

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BB KingLucille Talks Back ... CD
MCA, 1970s. Used ... $2.99
... CD

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BB KingMidnight Believer ... CD
ABC/MCA, 1978. Used ... $2.99 4.99
One of the most tightly-produced of BB King's albums for MCA, but a set that's still filled with undeniable charm – and which really shows King more than able to step up to some well-deserved superstardom! There's a bit of an LA finish to the backings, but things are never too smooth – and BB's vocals and guitar both really shine in this setting – with inflections and edges that are just wonderful throughout! The balance is great – that rare ability that MCA had to serve up such records at the time – and titles include "A World Full Of Strangers", "Midnight Believer", "Never Make A Move Too Soon", "Hold On", "I Just Can't Leave Your Love Alone", and "When It All Comes Down". CD
(Out of print. Please note the booklet and tray card a little wavy with a light stains inside.)

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BB KingMidnight Believer/Take It Home ... CD
MCA/BGO (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.99
70s BB King back to back – two full albums in one set! Midnight Believer is one of the most tightly-produced of BB King's albums for MCA, but a set that's still filled with undeniable charm – and which really shows King more than able to step up to some well-deserved superstardom! There's a bit of an LA finish to the backings, but things are never too smooth – and BB's vocals and guitar both really shine in this setting – with inflections and edges that are just wonderful throughout! The balance is great – that rare ability that MCA had to serve up such records at the time – and titles include "A World Full Of Strangers", "Midnight Believer", "Never Make A Move Too Soon", "Hold On", "I Just Can't Leave Your Love Alone", and "When It All Comes Down". Take It Home is a great late 70s set from BB King – a record that really echoes that mix of jazz and blues that he first had when coming out of the Memphis scene – but in a style that's very different than his initial recordings! Here, King plays with some great production help from The Crusaders, who also play on the record too – and add a hip current of LA groove to BB's vocals and guitar – never too slick or tight, but really opening up the record in ways that show the sophistication of his playing – that subtle current of jazz influences that made him so different than the rest! Titles include "Second Hand Woman", "Take It Home", "The Beginning Of The End", "Tonight I'm Gonna Make You A Star", "Happy Birthday Blues", and "Same Old Story". CD

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BB KingSingin' The Blues ... LP
Crown/P-Vine (Japan), 1957. New Copy (reissue)... $39.99 44.99
The very first full length album from BB King – a killer collection of previous singles for the RPM Records label, served up as a bold statement of King's early genius! The record announces its presence right from the very first note – that brilliant blend of effortless electric guitar solo work and completely charismatic vocals that made BB such a star, right from the get-go – and which maybe comes through even more clearly here than in some of his overproduced material from later decades! Many tracks have nicely jumping backings by the great Maxwell Davis – and titles include "Please Love Me", "Bad Luck", "3 O'Clock Blues", "Ten Long Years", "Sweet Little Angel", "You Upset Me Baby", and a classic early take on "Every Day I Have The Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful Japanese pressing – with obi!)

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✨✧ BB KingFrom The Beginning ... LP
Kent, 1950s/1960s. Near Mint- 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great early RPM/Crown material by BB King – with titles that include "Rock Me Baby", "Sneakin Around", "Sweet Thing", "3 O'Clock Blues", "Eyesight To The Blind", "Five Long Years", "My Own Fault", and "Woke Up This Morning". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light aging and a cut corner.)

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✨✧ BB KingHere's One You Didn't Know About – From The RPM & Kent Vaults ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent collection of rare work from the legendary BB King – a selection of 25 tracks from the vaults of RPM and Kent Records, 23 of which appear here for the first time ever! Some cuts are alternates, some are different versions of other recordings – and all are pretty darn wonderful – that sharp-edged BB King sound right at the start, before the famous Memphis powerhouse was recording for bigger labels in a more commercial setting! Lots of these cuts have a jazzy backing alongside BB's sweet guitar and raspy vocals – a mode that's similar to the mix of bigger band and bluesy elements you'd get on early work from Bobby Blue Bland – that great Memphis mix of modes that always makes us love this stretch in King's career so much. Titles include unusual versions of "Sweet Little Angel", "Catfish Blues", "Early In The Morning", "I Wonder Why", "Goin Down Slow", "Whole Lotta Meat", "Loving You In Vain", "Long Nights", "The Woman I Love", "Soul Beat", "Don't You Want A Man Like Me", "Be Careful With A Fool", and "Whole Lot Of Lovin". CD

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✨✧ BB KingLive At The Regal (SACD Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
ABC (Japan), 1965. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent set by BB King – one of his best from the 60s, and a smoking live set recorded at Chicago's legendary Regal Theatre! The enthusiasm at the venue shows that BB's Memphis-honed style is a perfect fit for the electrified Chicago sound of the 60s – and the recording really brings out some wonderful responses from the audience – making the record a blues equivalent of James Brown's famous Live At The Apollo set! The record features introductions by Chicago DJs Pervis Spann and E Rodney Jones – and tracks include "Every Day", "Please Love Me", "Worry Worry", "Woke Up This Morning", "Help The Poor", and "You Upset Me Baby". CD
(Very cool SACD SHMCD pressing!)
Also available Live At The Regal ... CD 8.99

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✨✧ BB KingLive In Cook County Jail ... LP
ABC, 1971. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
BB King live at the Cook County Jail in Chicago – and given the amount of great live shows going on in the institution during the early 70s, the jail must have been one hell of a place to be incarcerated! This classic features BB King entertaining the prisoners with a wickedly sharp blues set – done, like most prison live shows, with an edge that's often missing from more conventional concerts – plenty gritty, both on the vocals and guitar, with a sound the Chicago audience must have loved! Titles include "How Blue Can You Get", "Worry Worry", "Sweet Sixteen", "The Thrill Is Gone", "Please Accept My Love", and "Every Day I Have The Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 70s Pickwick pressing.)

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✨✧ BB KingTake It Home ... LP
MCA, 1979. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great late 70s set from BB King – a record that really echoes that mix of jazz and blues that he first had when coming out of the Memphis scene – but in a style that's very different than his initial recordings! Here, King plays with some great production help from The Crusaders, who also play on the record too – and add a hip current of LA groove to BB's vocals and guitar – never too slick or tight, but really opening up the record in ways that show the sophistication of his playing – that subtle current of jazz influences that made him so different than the rest! Titles include "Second Hand Woman", "Take It Home", "The Beginning Of The End", "Tonight I'm Gonna Make You A Star", "Happy Birthday Blues", and "Same Old Story". LP, Vinyl record album
(Tan label pressing. Cover has light wrinkles on the bottom corners.)

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✨✧ BB KingBest Of BB King ... LP
ABC, 1960s/1970s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Includes "Hummingbird", "How Blue Can You Get", "Caldonia", "Sweet Sixteen", "Ain't Nobody Home", "Why I Sing The Blues", "The Thrill Is Gone", and "Nobody Loves Me But My Mother". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s MCA pressing)

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✨✧ BB KingLA Midnight ... LP
ABC, 1972. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
BB King brings in a sweet dose of jazz to his work – just a touch of the funkier backings that some of his electric contemporaries were getting at the time – maybe not as hard-wailing as some of the Chess funky blues records, but definitely somewhere in that direction! Players on the date include Mel Brown and Jesse Davis on guitars, Bobby Bryant on trumpet, Red Holloway on tenor, Plas Johnson on baritone, Clifford Coulter and Victor Feldman on piano, and the great Earl Palmer on drums. Titles include "Help The Poor", "Can't You Hear Me Talking To You", "Midnight", "I Got Some Help I Don't Need", "I've Been Blue Too Long", "Lucille's Granny, and "Can't You Hear Me Talking To You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ BB King & Bobby BlandTogether For The First Time – Live ... LP
ABC, 1974. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
A mid 70s meeting of two seminal blues talents from the Memphis scene – singer Bobby Blue Bland, and legendary guitarist BB King! The pair were both working for ABC at the time – major label fame after years woodshedding in the indies – and hitting well-deserved fame for their huge talents – still as fresh here as they were a decade before, and unmarred by any studio sanitization in this great live set! The record does an especially good job of bringing together the artists verbally – letting Bobby and BB open up and rap a bit during the songs – yet still having plenty of space to go into their own thing musically, too. Titles include "It's My Own Fault", "I'll Take Care Of You", "I'm Sorry", "3 O'Clock Blues", "Goin Down Slow", and a great long Medley track. LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s MCA pressing in a non-gatefold cover.)
 
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Gary Burton & FriendsSix Pack ... CD
GRP, 1992. Used ... $3.99
Features Pat Metheny, Steve Swallow, Paul Schaffer, Mulgrew Miller – and guest work from Jack DeJohnette, John Scofield, Jim Hall, and BB King. CD
(Out of print.)

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Hank CrawfordHeart & Soul – The Hank Crawford Anthology ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino, Late 50s/1960s/1970s/1980s/Early 90s. Used 2 CDs ... $12.99
31 tracks from Hank Crawford, Hank Crawford with the Marty Paich Orchestra, and Hank Crawford with Ray Charles, David Newman, Jimmy McGriff, BB King, and Etta James. CD
(Out of print. Slipcase has a return address sticker on the bottom.)

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VariousAmerican Blues ... CD
Putumayo, 2003. Used ... $1.99 2.99
Music from Arthur Adams & BB King, Keb Mo, Ruth Brown, Henry Gray, Taj Mahal, Robert Cray & Albert Collins, Sugar Pie Desanto, Raful Neal, Otis Rush, Sunpie Barnes, Eric Bibb, Chris Thomas King, Sussan Tedeschi, and Solomon Burke. CD
(Still sealed.)

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VariousBest Of The Biggest ... LP
United, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $4.99
Includes selections by Ray Charles, BB King, John Lee Hooker, Bobby Bland, Elmore James, and Howling Wolf. LP, Vinyl record album
(70s light blue label Custom pressing. Cover has some wear and aging.)

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VariousBlues Best ... LP
Kent, 1984. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Includes selections by BB King, Jesse Belvin, The Jacks, Etta James, Joe Turner, Teen Queens, Jimmy Witherspoon, and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousBlues Experience – 18 Classic Tracks ... CD
Polygram (UK), Late 60s/1970s/1980s/Early 90s. Used ... $3.99
Music from U2 with BB King, Gary Moore, Robbie Robertson, Fleetwood Mac, Chicken Shack, Cream, JJ Cale, Joe Cocker, The Robert Cray Band, The Commitments, Santana, Canned Heat, Chris Rea, Dire Straits, Tony Joe White, Rufus Thomas, George Thorogood, and Jimi Hendrix. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousColor Of Money ... LP
MCA, 1986. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Includes selections by Don Henley, Robert Palmer, Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, Willie Dixon, BB King, and Warren Zevon. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and light wear.)

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VariousLivin' In House Of Blues – Roadhouse Blues ... CD
House Of Blues, 1940s/1950s/1960s. Used ... $4.99
Includes tracks by Lonnie Brooks, JB Hutto, Little Walter, BB King, John Primer, Muddy Waters, Amos Milburn, Otis Spann, Buddy Guy, and Son Seals – 15 tracks total. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousLooking Good – Mod Club Classics ... LP
BGP (UK), 1960s. New Copy 2LP ... $18.99 22.99
Stormin soul – and a killer set of upbeat 60s numbers! The package was put together for the UK mod scene, but it's a great batch of American tracks from the classic years of soul – not really Northern, not really southern – but kind of a hard-swinging approach to the music that makes for a really lively package overall! The set's got 20 tracks in all, all thumpin, bumpin, and gruntin-type numbers – with titles that include "Do The Whoo Pee" by Sugar Pie Desanto, "Lay This Burden Down" by Mary Love, "Make Me Yours" by Bettye Swann, "I Keep Forgetting" by Chuck Jackson, "I've Got Papers On You Baby" by BB King, "Hole in The Wall" by George Stone, "Have Love Will Travel" by Richard Berry & The Pharoahs, "Keep My Woman Home" by Danny White, "Mama Julie" by Terry & Jerry, and "I Got A Woman" by Billy Hawks. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousRhythm Country & Blues ... CD
MCA, 1994. Used ... $3.99
Features collaborations by Al Green & Lyle Lovett, Patti Labelle & Travis Tritt, Clint Black & The Pointer Sisters, George Jones & BB King, and Natalie Cole & Reba McEntire. CD
(BMG music club pressing.)

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VariousRoots Of Rock And Roll ... LP
Fairway, 1950s. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Includes tracks by Chuck Berry, BB King, Johnny Ace, Dells, Charms, Faye Adams, Bo Didley, Flamingos, Little Walter, Shirley & Lee, and more! LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousSummer Of Soul – Or When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised ... CD
Legacy, 1969. Used ... $9.99
The long-overdue release of a set of famous soul performances – all done at the Harlem Cultural Festival in the summer of 1969 – and issued here on record for the first time ever! The festival has become something of a legend – and finally got exposure on the screen, thanks to a directorial effort by Questlove. But in the film, most of the music was shown in shorter snippets – and this album corrects that by presenting the full performances of some of the key tunes in the movie, plus other great material too! The music is a great mix of soul, jazz, gospel, and Latin – and titles include "Are You Ready" and "Backlash Blues" by Nina Simone, "Together" by Ray Barretto, "Sing A Simple Song" and "Everyday People" by Sly & The Family Stone, "My Girl" by David Ruffin, "Hold On I'm Coming" by Herbie Mann, "Why I Sing The Blues" by BB King, "Uptown" by The Chambers Brothers, "Don't Cha Hear Me Callin To Ya" and "Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In" by The 5th Dimension, "Oh Happy Day" by Edwin Hawkins, "It's Been A Change" by The Staple Singers, "Heard It Through The Grapevine" by Gladys Knight & The Pips, and "Precious Lord Take My Hand" by Mavis Staples & Mahalia Jackson. CD

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VariousTribute To Curtis Mayfield ... CD
Warner, 1994. Used ... $2.99
An all-star tribute to the great Curtis Mayfield – served up by a generation of artists who were influenced by his classic work! The set mixes soul singers and pop stars – in a really surprising lineup of tracks that includes "The Makings Of You" by Aretha Franklin, "Choice Of Colors" by Gladys Knight, "Gypsy Woman" by Bruce Springsteen, "I'm The One Who Loves You" by Stevie Wonder, "Woman's Got Soul" by BB King, "Keep On Pushin" by Tevin Campbell, "Fool For You" by The Impressions & Bradford Marsalis, "I'm So Proud" by The Isley Brothers, "Look Into Your Heart" by Whitney Houston, "Billy Jack" by Lenny Kravitz, "Amen" by Elton John & The Sounds Of Blackness, "If There's A Hell Below" by Narada Michael Walden, and "Let's Do It Again" by The Repercussions and Curtis Mayfield himself! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ GRP All Star Big BandGRP All Star Big Band – All Blues ... CD
GRP, 1995. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Featuring George Bohanon, Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, Chick corea, Russell Ferrante, Chuck Findley, Dave Grusin, BB King, Ramsey Lewis, Eric Marienthal, Bob Mintzer, John Patitucci, Nelson Rangell, Arturo Sandoval, Tom Scott, Ernie Watts, and Dave Weckl. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousCalifia – The Songs Of Lee Hazelwood ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s/1960s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wonderful compilation of Lee Hazlewood songs performed by others in the 60s – magnificent pulp pop, girl groups, starlets, rockers and more covering prime era Lee tunes – songs about lovers, fools, rebels and heartbroken examples of all of the above! There's little we can add to the lore of Lee – but these songs are atypically diverse and the set as a hole does a terrific job of showing just have far the Hazlewood touch could reach! Features Lee duets with Nancy Sinatra & Suzi Jane Hokum, and covers by Duane Eddy, The Hondas, The Darlenes, Al Casey, Sanford Clark, Ann Margaret, The Wildcats, Dino, Desi & Billy, The Sharps, Peggy March and many more1 25 tracks in all: "Lady Bird' by Nancy & Lee, "Sweet Ride" by Dusty Springfield, "You Turned My Head" by Ann Margaret, "Don't Look Now, But I've Got The Blues" by BB King, "(I'm Afraid) You'll Hurt Me" by The Darlenes, "The City Never Sleeps At Night" by The Shacklefords, "Guitar On My Mind" by Duane & Miriam Eddy, "Das Ist Zauberei (And I Loved You Then)" by Peggy March, "Twelve Feet High" by The Hondas and many more. CD

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✨✧ VariousCuba In America 1939 to 1962 (3CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 30s/1940s/1950s/Early 60s. Used 3CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic collection of music – 66 tracks that show the huge influence of Cuban rhythms in American music during the mid-century years – presented here in a wider range of styles than you might expect! This isn't just Latin music, made by Cuban cats hitting the New York scene – and instead, these are tracks that show the very deep penetration of sounds from Havana – at a level that has the rhythms emerging in soul, hardbop, R&B, and even more standard blues material! The CD divides the music up into three different CDs, each with a different theme – one that looks at rumba in jazz music, another the influence of the mambo, and the third the range of slower Cuban rhythms well into the 60s. Titles include "Dem Tambourines" by Don Wilkerson, "Cuba Doll" by Lloyd Glenn, "Summertime" by Red Saunders, "Soony Roony" by Slim Gaillard, "De Laff's On You" by Louis Jordan, "Conga Brava" by Duke Ellington, "I Come From America" by Chris Powell, "Jock A Mo" by Sugar Boy Crawford, "Woke Up This Morning" by BB King, "Fool Burro" by Mabel Scott, "Cu-Blue" by Billy Taylor, "Arabian Love Call" by Art Neville, "Out Of Nowhere" by Cal Tjader, "I've Waited So Long" by Eddie Cochran, "She Wants To Mambo" by The Chanters, "Mambo Hop" by Oscar Saldana, and "Mambocito Mio" by Illinois Jacquet. CD
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✨✧ Ralph J GleasonMusic In The Air (hardcover) ... Book
Yale University Press, 2016. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Ralph J Gleason might just be one of the coolest cats to ever write about music – a key part of the San Francisco scene during the postwar years – where his talents helped illuminate both the worlds of art and music during the beat generation – then really helped shine a spotlight on all the cultural changes in the city during the 60s – which even led to Gleason's role in the founding of Rolling Stone magazine! Gleason always had a great eye (and ear) for things that were new and special, but never in a way that was slavish to the moment – or to its creator – and the book features an initial section on his writings on jazz and blues – with essays on John Coltrane, Charles Mingus, Carmen McRae, BB King, John Handy, Vince Guaraldi & Bola Sete, Cal Tjader, Ben Webster, the San Francisco Jazz scene, and other diverse topics. The second section features Gleason on folk and rock – with bits on Jefferson Airplane, Hank Williams, Lenny Bruce, Odetta, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, and others – and the final section features articles on politics and culture – covering topics that include Richard Nixon, radio payola, Law & Order, flower children, and other slices of society, seen from the Gleason viewpoint. Book is hardcover, and 309 pages. Book

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✨✧ VariousSummer Of Soul – Or When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised ... CD
Legacy, 1969. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The long-overdue release of a set of famous soul performances – all done at the Harlem Cultural Festival in the summer of 1969 – and issued here on record for the first time ever! The festival has become something of a legend – and finally got exposure on the screen, thanks to a directorial effort by Questlove. But in the film, most of the music was shown in shorter snippets – and this album corrects that by presenting the full performances of some of the key tunes in the movie, plus other great material too! The music is a great mix of soul, jazz, gospel, and Latin – and titles include "Are You Ready" and "Backlash Blues" by Nina Simone, "Together" by Ray Barretto, "Sing A Simple Song" and "Everyday People" by Sly & The Family Stone, "My Girl" by David Ruffin, "Hold On I'm Coming" by Herbie Mann, "Why I Sing The Blues" by BB King, "Uptown" by The Chambers Brothers, "Don't Cha Hear Me Callin To Ya" and "Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In" by The 5th Dimension, "Oh Happy Day" by Edwin Hawkins, "It's Been A Change" by The Staple Singers, "Heard It Through The Grapevine" by Gladys Knight & The Pips, and "Precious Lord Take My Hand" by Mavis Staples & Mahalia Jackson. CD
Also available Summer Of Soul – Or When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ VariousTribute To Stevie Ray Vaughan ... CD
Epic, 1995. Used ... Out Of Stock
Features Bonnie Raitt, Jimmie Vaughan, BB King, Buddy Guy, Eric Clapton, Robert Cray, Dr. John, and Art Neville. CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ VariousUnderground Blues ... LP
Kent, 1950s. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Features classic Crown/RPM/Modern recordings by Elmore James, BB King, John Lee Hooker, Lightning Hopkins, Howlin Wolf, and others! LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label Kent pressing. Cover has a cut corner and light wear.)

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✨✧ VariousTribute To Curtis Mayfield (blue grey vinyl pressing) ... LP
Warner, 1994. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
An all-star tribute to the great Curtis Mayfield – served up by a generation of artists who were influenced by his classic work! The set mixes soul singers and pop stars – in a really surprising lineup of tracks that includes "The Makings Of You" by Aretha Franklin, "Choice Of Colors" by Gladys Knight, "Gypsy Woman" by Bruce Springsteen, "I'm The One Who Loves You" by Stevie Wonder, "Woman's Got Soul" by BB King, "Keep On Pushin" by Tevin Campbell, "Fool For You" by The Impressions & Bradford Marsalis, "I'm So Proud" by The Isley Brothers, "Look Into Your Heart" by Whitney Houston, "Billy Jack" by Lenny Kravitz, "Amen" by Elton John & The Sounds Of Blackness, "If There's A Hell Below" by Narada Michael Walden, and "Let's Do It Again" by The Repercussions and Curtis Mayfield himself! LP, Vinyl record album
(First time on vinyl – limited edition, on blue grey vinyl!)
 
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✨✧ Bobby King & Terry EvansLive & Let Live! ... LP
Rounder, 1988. Near Mint- ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Bobby King & Terry EvansRhythm, Blues, Soul & Grooves ... CD
Rounder, 1990. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousKing New Breed Rhythm & Blues ... CD
King/Kent (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
During the 50s, King Records was one of the biggest labels in R&B – and as the soul years of the 60s approached, the company kept the flag flying strong with a host of new artists, underground soul and blues singers who helped define the new sound of the decade with a rich approach to the music. This set features 24 tracks from those years – mostly obscure numbers by artists that have long fallen by the wayside, but who recorded for King next to James Brown, Little Willie John, and other important early soul artists – often matching or beating their intensity with their brief turn in the studio! The set features tracks that were mostly singles on the King and Federal labels – with titles that include "My Kinda Girl" by Hannibal, "You're Welcome To The Club" by Lee Shot Williams, "Just A Little Bit" by Tiny Topsy, "Thanks Mr Postman" by Bobby King, "I'm Shakin" by Little Willie John, "Burnt Toast & Black Coffee" by Mike Pedicin, "I'm Better Off Now" by The Premiers, "She Made My Blood Run Cold" by Ike Turner, "You Won't Want Me Around" by Mike Williams, "You're Using Me" by The King Pins, and "Don't Be So Mean" by William Patton. CD

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VariousAsian Travels ... CD
Six Degrees, 2000. Used ... $2.99
Music from Fun Da Mental, DJ Cheb I Sabbah, Kingsuk Biswas, Najma, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan & Michael Brook, Euphoria, Banco De Gaia, Fila Brazilila, Bob Holroyd, and Shankar. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Bobby BrownKing Of Stage ... LP
MCA, 1986. Sealed ... $11.99
Bobby Brown's out to put his New Edition past firmly behind him here – stepping out in a range of pop soul numbers that still have a sound that's as fresh as his late teen look on the cover! The Brown cliches haven't settled into full effect here yet – and there's a boyish charm on some of the best tunes on the set. Titles include "Girlfriend", "Seventeen", "Girl Next Door", "You Ain't Been Loved Right", "Spending Time", "Love Obsession", and "Your Tender Romance". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed, with hype sticker! Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Freddie HubbardBreaking Point (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note, 1966. New Copy (reissue)... $36.99 38.99
Pivotal work from trumpeter Freddie Hubbard – a tight, edgy quintet performance that's done with a modern jazz sound that approaches the Blue Note "new thing" sound, but which stays just this side of the fence to keep in line with Freddie's other soulful work of the 60s – yet still with an edge that you never would expect if you only know his electric and funky work of the 70s! The group features some great work by James Spaulding, who gets a lot of solo room on alto and flute – and Ronnie Matthews is on piano, effortlessly shifting between rhythmic and soulful lines, and passages that get a bit darker and deeper. The tunes are nearly all Freddie Hubbard originals, except for the classic "Mirrors", written by drummer Joe Chambers, who's also a key part of the group – and other tunes include "Breaking Point", "Far Away", "Blue Frenzy", and "D Minor Mint". LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the Blue Note Tone Poet series – heavy vinyl and cover!)

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Freddie HubbardNight Of The Cookers Vol 2 ... LP
Blue Note, 1965. Very Good+ ... $34.99
A landmark set for Blue Note – one that features Freddie Hubbard working in raw, firey, freewheeling territory – given space that few other players at the label were getting at the time! The two volume set features tracks recorded live at Club La Marchal in Brooklyn – and have Hubbard working with a completely hip group that features Lee Morgan, James Spaulding, Harold Mabern, Larry Ridley, Pete La Roca, and Big Black on conga. Each side of the album features one long track – and this second volume features the tunes "Jodo" and "Breaking Point" – done in an extended style that's much rougher and rawer than Hubbard's studio albums of the time! LP, Vinyl record album
(70s white b label pressing. Cover has some light wear and one slightly bumped corner – but this is a nice clean copy overall!)

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✨✧ Horace AndyKing Tubby Tapes ... LP
Jet Star/Demon (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $32.99 33.99
A double dose of Horace Andy – a set that first features some of his great vocal recordings with King Tubby – the follows up with a second disc that offers up all sorts of dub versions by Tubby himself! Andy's vocals are wonderful – soulfully crafted in the early years of reggae, and at their prime here – on cuts that include material from his Pure Ranking album, and other gems at the time – tunes that include "Set Me Free", "It Grieve My Heart", "Sodom & Gomorrah", "Totally Free", "Leaders Of Babylon", "Liberation", and "Natural Mystic". Then, the second disc features dubs by Tubby – titles that include "Dubbing Around", "I Love My Dub", "Set Me Dub", "Liberation Dub", "Leader Of Dub", and "Dub Is The One". LP, Vinyl record album

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Bobby WiensTalking Drums ... CD
Cellar Live (Canada), 2020. Used ... $3.99 9.99
Bobby Wiens on drums, Austin Cebulske on tenor saxophone, Jack Roben on guitar, Spencer Zweifel on piano, and David Baker on bass. CD
(Very light slice across the back of the case.)

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✨✧ Ashbury Stabbins Duo (Roy Ashbury/Larry Stabbins)Fire Without Bricks ... CD
Bead/Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1977. New Copy ... $12.99 15.99
An overlooked gem from the British free jazz scene of the 70s – a set issued on the Bead Records label, and one that got very little circulation at the time – but which is equally as mindblowing as work from the period on labels like Ictus and Ogun! The duo here features Roy Ashbury on drums and percussion, and Larry Stabbins on soprano and tenor – working in this free, open space, but on tracks that are often shorter than album-length improvisations – which allows the players to stop a minute, take a breath, and move into these nicely varied moments of spontaneous creation! You might know Stabbins from later 80s work on more groove-oriented records – but here, he's a tremendousimproviser, with a sense for creative reedwork that might well rival his contemporary Evan Parker. Titles include "Puff", "Formants Of The Deep", "Wych Elm", "Fire Without Bricks", "Rough Cut", and "Maldoror". CD

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Bobby Bare with Skeeter Davis, Liz Anderson, & Norma JeanTunes For Two/The Game Of Triangles/Your Husband My Wife (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/Morello (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 24.99
A trio of albums that pair RCA country star Bobby Bare with some of the label's female singers – all brought together with bonus tracks too! Tunes For Two is one of the magical pairings of Bobby Bare and Skeeter Davis – both rising stars in the RCA country lineup of the 60s – each with their own sort of special sound! Skeeter's got a heartbreaking mode that's kind of post-Patsy Cline – perfect for the slower, blue-tinged tracks on the set – and a nice contrast with the more natural approach of Bobby – who's always got his emotions handy, but also often with a wry eye that lets him put things in perspective. The pair duet directly on most numbers – instead of singing back and forth – and titles include "In The Misty Moonlight", "Dear John Letter", "Too Used To Being With You", "True Love", "Let It Be Me", and "We Must Have Been Out Of Our Minds". Game Of Triangles is a compelling take on the country duo mode of the 60s – an album that features some tracks that have all three singers working together – beautiful "love triangle" numbers – then more tracks that feature each singer on their own! The triangle numbers are especially compelling – and include "One Among The Three Of Us", "Bye Bye Love", "Three Mixed Up Hearts", "Which One Is To Blame", and "The Game Of Triangles" – a really fresh version of country heartbreak modes. Other cuts are nice, too – and include Bobby Bare singing "Homesick" and "Guess I'll Move On Down The Line", Liz Anderson singing "The Wife Of The Party" and "Fairytale", and Norma Jean singing "Pursuing Happiness" and "Don't Let That Doorknob Hit You". Last up is Your Husband My Wife – a set that has the duo of Bare and Davis really maturing nicely – hitting modes that are a lot more country than some of Skeeter's early pop material, with beautiful back/forth vocals that open up the well-penned tunes of heartbreak and the struggles of love to survive. Titles include "Before The Sunrise", "Let's Make Love Not War", "There Never Was A Time", "A Truer Love You'll Never Find", and the great "Your Husband My Wife". CD features three more bonus tracks – "Vegas" by Bare with Jeannie Bare, "No Memories Hangin Round" by Bare with Rosanne Cash, and "It's A Dirty Job" by Bare with Lacy J Dalton. CD

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BeatlesAbbey Road ... CD
Apple, 1969. Used ... $5.99
Pure brilliance from start to finish – especially the second side of the record, which has a continuous run of tunes that's very unique – and still completely sublime all these many years later! The album shows the fracturing ideas of the group, but crafted together with a unity you won't find on The White Album or Let It Be – still a way of making it all gel together beautifully, as the fab four stretch their wings to find new ways of being. Added instrumentation is used wonderfully – never overdone, but with orchestral passages that can really hammer home the best musical moments – and titles include "I Want You", "Because", "You Never Give Me Your Money", "Golden Slumbers", "The End", "Her Majesty", "Polythene Pam", and "Sun King". CD
Also available
Abbey Road ... LP 49.99
Abbey Road (Remastered) ... CD 6.99

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BeatlesAbbey Road ... LP
Apple, 1969. Very Good+ ... $49.99
Pure brilliance from start to finish – especially the second side of the record, which has a continuous run of tunes that's very unique – and still completely sublime all these many years later! The album shows the fracturing ideas of the group, but crafted together with a unity you won't find on The White Album or Let It Be – still a way of making it all gel together beautifully, as the fab four stretch their wings to find new ways of being. Added instrumentation is used wonderfully – never overdone, but with orchestral passages that can really hammer home the best musical moments – and titles include "I Want You", "Because", "You Never Give Me Your Money", "Golden Slumbers", "The End", "Her Majesty", "Polythene Pam", and "Sun King". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available
Abbey Road ... CD 5.99
Abbey Road (Remastered) ... CD 6.99

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BeatlesAbbey Road (Remastered) ... CD
Apple, 1969. Used Gatefold ... $6.99
Pure brilliance from start to finish – especially the second side of the record, which has a continuous run of tunes that's very unique – and still completely sublime all these many years later! The album shows the fracturing ideas of the group, but crafted together with a unity you won't find on The White Album or Let It Be – still a way of making it all gel together beautifully, as the fab four stretch their wings to find new ways of being. Added instrumentation is used wonderfully – never overdone, but with orchestral passages that can really hammer home the best musical moments – and titles include "I Want You", "Because", "You Never Give Me Your Money", "Golden Slumbers", "The End", "Her Majesty", "Polythene Pam", and "Sun King". CD
Also available
Abbey Road ... CD 5.99
Abbey Road ... LP 49.99

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BeatlesRubber Soul ... LP
Capitol, 1965. Very Good- ... $29.99
A landmark leaping-off point for The Beatles – and a record that really paved the way for countless new ideas to come! The mix of catchy pop and freer ideas here is really wonderful – tunes that introduce a whole new mature world in mainstream music – yet manage to have all the catchy complexity of the earlier years too. Production, songwriting, and delivery is superb – and titles include "Norwegian Wood", "Think For Yourself", "The Word", "Girl", "I'm Looking Through You", and "Run For Your Life"". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing. Cover has heavy wear and aging, split and torn seams, split spine, some stains, and calculations in marker in back.)
Also available Rubber Soul (Remastered) ... CD 6.99

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BeatlesRubber Soul (Remastered) ... CD
Apple, 1965. Used ... $6.99
A landmark leaping-off point for The Beatles – and a record that really paved the way for countless new ideas to come! The mix of catchy pop and freer ideas here is really wonderful – tunes that introduce a whole new mature world in mainstream music – yet manage to have all the catchy complexity of the earlier years too. Production, songwriting, and delivery is superb – and this version features 14 songs that include "Drive My Car", "Norwegian Wood", "Nowhere Man", "Think For Yourself", "The Word", "What Goes On", "Girl", "I'm Looking Through You", and "Run For Your Life"". CD
(2009 digipack pressing with enhanced content.)
Also available Rubber Soul ... LP 29.99

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George BensonCast Your Fate To The Wind (aka Good King Bad) ... LP
CTI, 1976. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Sweet 70s funk from George Benson – an album that's a bit smoother than some of his earlier work, but still free from the commercial polish of his later hits! Maestro David Matthews is at the helm for this session – and most numbers have a full backing from players who include some of the best of the CTI/Kudu generation – including Ronnie Foster and Bobby Lyle on keyboards, Joe Farrell on flute, Fred Wesley on trombone, Eric Gale on rhythm guitar, Dave Friedman on vibes, and Steve Gadd on drums – who manages to kick in a nicely funky undercurrent, even on some of the mellower numbers. George's guitar is filled with warmly chromatic hues – gliding away nicely on titles that include the slow funky "Em", plus "Siberian Workout", "Shell Of A Man", "Hold On I'm Coming", "One Rock Don't Make No Boulder", and "Theme From Good King Bad". LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s issue. Cover has light wear.)

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George BensonGood King Bad ... LP
CTI, 1975. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $6.99
Sweet 70s funk from George Benson – an album that's a bit smoother than some of his earlier work, but still free from the commercial polish of his later hits! Maestro David Matthews is at the helm for this session – and most numbers have a full backing from players who include some of the best of the CTI/Kudu generation – including Ronnie Foster and Bobby Lyle on keyboards, Joe Farrell on flute, Fred Wesley on trombone, Eric Gale on rhythm guitar, Dave Friedman on vibes, and Steve Gadd on drums – who manages to kick in a nicely funky undercurrent, even on some of the mellower numbers. George's guitar is filled with warmly chromatic hues – gliding away nicely on titles that include the slow funky "Em", plus "Siberian Workout", "Shell Of A Man", "Hold On I'm Coming", "One Rock Don't Make No Boulder", and "Theme From Good King Bad". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light edge wear.)

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Black SabbathSabbath Bloody Sabbath ... LP
Warner, 1973. Very Good+ ... $43.99 48.99
The grandest scale and most elaborately furnished Black Sabbath album to this point – but they still bring the heavy! The title track is one of the most influential metal songs ever, with the foreboding lyrics, trudging stomp of a rhythmic pace and those bridges that are almost pretty – and the most of the rest of the album is great, too – more carefully produced than the previous few without compromising the menace. Titles include "A National Acrobat", "Fluff", "Sabbra Cadabra", "Spiral Architect", "Looking For Today", and "Who Are You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Burbank label pressing in a non-gatefold cover, including insert! Cover has ring and edge wear.)

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Bobby BlandReflections In Blue ... LP
ABC, 1977. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A bit of a shift for Bobby Blue Bland – a record that picks up some slight touches of the disco generation, thanks to arrangements by Michael Omartin – but a record that, thanks to Bobby's fantastic vocals, still really stands out from the pack! The shift is a bit like the one that Johnnie Taylor was taking at the time – music that's still rooted in southern soul and blues, but which has some slight updates at a few points – but never in a way that's trying to put Bobby on the dancefloor at Studio 54! Instead, warmer keyboards, strings, and some well-crafted guitar lines are used in a few spots – while other tracks retain more of the horn-heavy arrangements that made his Duke Records material so great. Throughout it all, Bland is vocally fantastic – on titles that include "It Ain't The Real Thing", "The Soul Of A Man", "I Got The Same Old Blues", "Five Long Years", "It's All Over", and "If I Weren't A Gambler". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Bobby BlandTry Me I'm Real ... LP
MCA, 1981. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A record with a title that certainly fits the bill – as the amazing voice of Bobby Bland is as real here as it ever was, and blended with superbly soulful backings that take the singer's sound forward for a whole new generation! Some of Bobby's contemporaries were content to just stick in a straight blues mode – but Bland really grew and developed a lot as an artist, thanks in part to Monk Higgins and Al Bell – who are both at the production helm of the record, and balance the bluesy roots of Bobby with some richer soul backings that really knock the whole thing out of the park! We love Bobby Blue Bland during his early Duke Records years – but we love him equally as much for music like this, on titles that include "But I Do", "What A Difference A Day Makes", "Givin Up The Streets For Love", "A Song For You My Son", "Just You Just Me", and "Love Is Where It's At". LP, Vinyl record album
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Bobby Blue BlandAin't Nothing You Can Do ... LP
Duke, 1964. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Beautiful early soul stuff by one of the greatest singers ever. Bobby's young soulful voice is in top form on this set, and the LP includes such great cuts as "Ain't Nothing You Can Do", "I'm Gonna Cry", "Black Night", and "Steal Away". Very cool cover, too, with a cartoon of Bobby and some girl standing on opposite sides of a huge breaking heart! LP, Vinyl record album
(Later pressing on MCA. Cover has light wear and a catalog number stamp.)

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Bobby Blue BlandSweet Vibrations ... LP
MCA, 1980. Sealed ... $6.99 9.99
Bobby Bland is one of those rare talents that never lost his groove, even as the years went on – maybe a bit like The Dells, in that he started out in the earliest days of soul music, but then was able to shift with the styles and the times, all without ever giving up the vocal strengths that made him so great in the first place! This set is a real gem from the start of the 80s – arranged by Monk Higgins, who co-produced the set with Al Bell – a duo who'd already given Bobby some great records before, but who really knock it out of the park with this one. There's an extra-special quality going on here – maybe a slight reintroduction of blues roots, but still with a very contemporary spirit – set up to superb backings throughout. Titles include "Soul With A Flavor", "Hollywood Woman", "You'd Be A Millionaire", "Sweet Vibrator", "Special Kind Of Fool", and "A Real Woman Is What It Takes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed, with a cutout notch. Shrinkwrap is cracked a bit at the opening but still intact.)

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Arnett CobbSizzlin' ... LP
Prestige, 1960. Very Good+ ... $29.99
Arnett Cobb's definitely sizzlin on this classic album for Prestige – a stripped-down quartet setting that features his bold tenor sax right up front in the mix, cutting deeply on a half dozen well-recorded tracks! The sound here is simple, soulful, and completely effective – very much in the mode of labelmate Gene Ammons, but perhaps a bit earthier overall – not R&B honking, but almost on the verge at times. Backing is by Red Garland on piano, George Tucker on bass, and JC Moses on drums – and titles include "Sizzlin", "The Way You Look Tonight", "Black Velvet", and "Blue Sermon". LP, Vinyl record album
(Silver and black label NJ pressing, with RVG stamp – in a purple-tinged cover with the status logo. Vinyl has a short click near the end of side one, but is very nice overall.)

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Junie C Cobb & His New Hometown BandChicago – The Living Legends ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1961. Used ... $4.99
A trad-revival set recorded on Chicago's south side in the early 60s – part of an excellent series on Riverside, seeking to re-discover some older jazz and blues greats who were languishing in the Windy City at the time! Junie C Cobb plays mostly piano on the date, but also sings on one number too – in a style that's got plenty of bluesy undercurrents, particularly on the numbers that feature vocals by Annabelle Calhoun. Other group members include Leon Washington on tenor, Fortunatus Fip Ricard on trumpet, and Harlen Bobby Floyd on trombone – and titles include "Be Mine", "Just Because Of You", "Swing Your Hurdy Gurdy", "Once Or Twice", and "Belligerent Blues". CD

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Joe GibbsAfrican Dub All Mighty – Chapter 2 ... LP
Joe Gibbs/VP, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 25.98
Second installment in Joe Gibbs' African Dub series, featuring super-heavy spaced out dubs of Gibbs' solid gold rocker's rhythms. Somehow he manages to sound just this side of gimmicky when dropping in all those weird sound effects of dogs barking and sirens, but with those chubby riddims thundering along underneath it doesn't matter much what he does. Crazy fat smoked out grooves featuring: "Chapter Two", "The Marriguna Affair", "My Best Dub", "Angola Crisis", "Peeping Tom", "Outrage", "Idlers Rest", "Third World", "Heavy Duty Dub", "Musical Arena", "Mackarus Serenade" and "Jamaican Grass" are included in this set. LP, Vinyl record album
(40th Anniversary remaster!)

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Joe Gibbs & OthersScorchers From The Mighty Two ... CD
17 North Parade/VP, 1970s. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99 21.98
Joe Gibbs and Errol Thompson moe than live up to their title as the Mighty Two just as this heavy compilation more than lives up to the title of nothing but scorchers! Gibbs and ET showcase their mastery of all styles here, veering from hard and heavy roots to sweet lover's numbers and even a few bouncing tracks aimed a the dancehall! Top notch singers and dee jays are all featured over throbbing rhythms at the hands of Gibbs' Professionals crew, with 40 tracks in all, including "Two Sevens Clash" by Culture, "Money In My Pocket/Cool Runnings" by Dennis Brown and Prince Mohammed, "Babylon Too Rough" by Gregory Isaacs, "Cool Out Son" by Junior Murvin, "Boxing Around" and "No Man's Land" by Cornell Campbell, "Just Like A River" by the Mighty Diamonds, Left With A Broken Heart" by George Nooks, "Su Su Pon Rasta/Heavy Manners" by Dolphin Naggo Morris and Prince Far I, "Funeral" by Prince Alla, "I'm A Natty" by Jacob Miller, "Rockers A Nuh Crackers" by Glen Washington, "Jah Bring I Joy In The Morning" by Bobby Melody, "Burn Babylon" by Sylford Walker, "Stop Picking On Me" by Max Romeo, "Keep On Knocking" by Jaco Miller, "Virgin Girl" by Eek-A-Mouse, "Hello Carol" by Enos McLeod, "My Princess" by Sammy Dread, and "Uptown Ranking" by Althea & Donna. CD

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Mike GibbsRevisiting Tanglewood 63 – The Early Tapes ... CD
Jazz In Britain (UK), 1970. New Copy ... $18.99 22.98
A great precursor to the legendary album Tanglewood 63 – one of the touchstones of British jazz at the start of the 70s, and a masterpiece from trombonist/arranger Mike Gibbs! The tracks here are live studio takes on some of the tunes that appeared on the set, plus other material too – all crafted with Gibbs' stunning sense of color and tone, as he brings together free-thinking acoustic jazz musicians with a few slight electric touches from Chris Spedding on guitar, Mick Pyne on organ, and Roy Babbington on organ – players who really help state the fact that the music is new and different, but never in a more familiar jazz-rock way! The horn players are excellent too – and in addition to Gibbs on trombone, the set features work from Henry Lowther and Harry Beckett on trumpets, Chris Pyne and Malcolm Griffiths on trombones, and Alan Skidmore, Stan Sulzman, Tony Roberts, and Jim Phillip on reeds. Drums are by John Marshall on most tracks, and Frank Ricotti adds in a lot of cool percussion – including some mighty nice vibes – on titles that include "Canticle", "Country Roads", "Sojurn", "Five For England", "Fanfare", "June The 15th 1967", and "Tanglewood 63". CD
Also available Revisiting Tanglewood 63 – The Early Tapes ... LP 34.99

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Mike GibbsRevisiting Tanglewood 63 – The Early Tapes ... LP
Jazz In Britain (UK), 1970. New Copy Gatefold ... $34.99
A great precursor to the legendary album Tanglewood 63 – one of the touchstones of British jazz at the start of the 70s, and a masterpiece from trombonist/arranger Mike Gibbs! The tracks here are live studio takes on some of the tunes that appeared on the set, plus other material too – all crafted with Gibbs' stunning sense of color and tone, as he brings together free-thinking acoustic jazz musicians with a few slight electric touches from Chris Spedding on guitar, Mick Pyne on organ, and Roy Babbington on organ – players who really help state the fact that the music is new and different, but never in a more familiar jazz-rock way! The horn players are excellent too – and in addition to Gibbs on trombone, the set features work from Henry Lowther and Harry Beckett on trumpets, Chris Pyne and Malcolm Griffiths on trombones, and Alan Skidmore, Stan Sulzman, Tony Roberts, and Jim Phillip on reeds. Drums are by John Marshall on most tracks, and Frank Ricotti adds in a lot of cool percussion – including some mighty nice vibes – on titles that include "Canticle", "Sojurn", "Five For England", "Fanfare", "June The 15th 1967", and "Tanglewood 63". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Revisiting Tanglewood 63 – The Early Tapes ... CD 18.99

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David GrubbsGood Night The Pleasure Was Ours ... Book
Duke University Press, 2022. New Copy ... $15.99 21.95
Maybe the best book so far in the recent run of work from musician/author David Grubbs – a volume that follows a similar pattern to the previous longform works The Voice In The Headphones and Now That The Audience Is Assembled – but one that has a very different vibe overall! The approach here is maybe a bit more personal, drawn from experiences of touring at a time when Grubbs was more of a group leader than a solo act – and provides a way of looking at live performance and life on the road that's unlike anything else we've ever read before – much more poetic than other accounts of these experiences, at a level that deals with the cohesion and dissolution that comes from the nightly act of hitting the stage. The prose poetry is broken up in different ways than previous works, and reads almost in these breaths of experience – sometimes with one scene sliding to the next in surprise, sometimes with stronger breaks in the action. Softcover, 157 pages. Book

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Al HibblerMonday Every Day (Discovery) ... LP
Discovery, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Vocalist Al Hibbler gets some of the coolest backings of his career – some great arrangements from the young Gerald Wilson, who makes the music swing in ways that Al never got back in the 50s! The tune's got a sharp, soulful sparkle that really comes from Wilson's great charts – inventive use of instrumentation and timings that work perfectly with that amazing Hibbler voice – easily one of the most impressive male jazz modes of the postwar years, but not always given a setting this great! Hibbler's sense of personality and phrasing comes through wonderfully – and there's a mature sophistication to the record that's really marvelous – a vibe that's more late 60s than you'd expect from the date. Titles include "Don't Take Your Love From Me", "When The Sun Comes Out", "You Of All People", "Dinner For One Please James", and "Laughing On The Outside". LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s pressing. Cover has a bumped corner.)

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Johnny Hodges & Wild Bill DavisBlue Rabbit ... LP
Verve, 1963. Very Good+ ... $6.99 11.99
Johnny Hodges works with some nice small group backing here – only just a bit of organ from Wild Bill Davis, plus more from Ray Jackson, a Hammond player we don't know at all – and other work by Kenny Burrell and Mundell Lowe on guitar, Wendell Marshall and Richard Davis on bass, and Osie Johnson and Bobby Donaldson on drums. Titles include "Mud Pie", "Blues O Mighty", "Tangerine", "Fiddler's Fancy", and "Wisteria". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo MGM pressing. Cover has a cutout notch with light wear on corner, but is nice overall.)

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Freddie HubbardBlue Spirits ... CD
Blue Note, 1965. Used ... $14.99
Quite an unusual session for Freddie Hubbard – one of his most modernist albums for Blue Note, recorded with a larger group that includes James Spaulding on alto and flute, Joe Henderson (or Hank Mobley) on tenor, McCoy Tyner on piano, and the surprising inclusion of Kiane Zawadi on euphonium! The presence of that instrument gives the album a real "bottom" sound – taking the overall mood much more into the depths than on some of Freddie's previous sets – really earning the album its "blue spirits" tag. Big Black also plays a bit of percussion on a few tracks, and titles include "Cunga Black", "Soul Surge", and "Outer Forces" – plus two non-LP tracks "Melting Pot" and "True Colors". CD
(Out of print 1987 pressing.)

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Freddie HubbardGleam ... CD
CBS/BGO (UK), 1975. New Copy 2CD ... $8.99 19.99
Jazz funk genius from Freddie Hubbard in the mid 70s! Gleam was a Japanese-only double album from the jazz giant in its original release – mighty funky at times, too – right up there with some of the best Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock Japanese sets from the 70s! It's a live set captured in March of '75 at Tokyo's Yubin Chokin Hall – long numbers played by a group that includes Freddie on trumpet, Carl Randall on tenor and flute, George Cables on electric piano, Henry Franklin on bass, Carl Burnett on drums, and Buck Clark on percussion! Each player has plenty of space to groove, and it's very well captured – you can hear the most expressive solos and the most subtle nuances. Some great solos by Freddie and the rest of the players – breathless tenor & flute by Randall, keys by Cables that are jazz funk perfection and interplay between Burnett's drums and Clark's congas & percussion that's somehow tense and comfortable at the same time. The shortest number in the set runs more than the 7 minutes and the longest is more than 20 minutes – and none is one second shorter than necessary, actually leaving us pining for more – making it all the more vital in the double album format. Released on 2CDs here! How this great album has been so hard to find over the years is a mystery. Titles include "Kuntu", "Spirits Of Trane", an amazing cover of Stevie Wonder's "Too High", "Midnight At The Oasis", "Ebony Moonbeams", and "Put It In The Pocket". CD

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Freddie HubbardGoin' Up ... CD
Blue Note, 1961. Used ... $18.99
A real burner from Freddie Hubbard's early years at Blue Note – filled with rich hues, colors, and tones! The group's a quintet – supported by lyrical rhythms from the trio of McCoy Tyner on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums – working alongside Freddie's trumpet and the tenor of Hank Mobley – to craft tunes that sparkle with slight exotic touches, and which offer the perfect blend of modern and soulful that Blue Note was cutting in the early 60s! The whole album's great, and titles include the classic modal number "Asiatic Raes", plus "Karioka", "The Changing Scene", and "A Pec A Sec". CD
(Out of print Connoisseur pressing.)

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Freddie HubbardHigh Energy ... LP
Columbia, 1974. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Sweet electric Freddie Hubbard – a wonderfully laidback session that's filled with space and soul – hardly what you'd expect from the title! The album follows nicely in the style that Hubbard hit at CTI – an openly flowing groove that has Freddie's trumpet on top of long electric piano lines from George Cables, with occasional fuller backings to flesh out the sound! Arrangements are by Dale Oehler, who's conducting a larger group behind a core quintet that also features excellent reeds from Junior Cook – possibly one of his strongest (and only) appearances on an electric date like this. Cables is the champ, though – and really makes the set cook by changing the vibe strongly with his keys – setting a tone for Freddie throughout. Titles include "Camel Rise", "Crisis", "Too High", "Black Maybe", and "Baraka Sasa". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring and edge wear and a 3 inch split in the bottom seam.)

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Freddie HubbardPolar AC ... LP
CTI, 1975. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $11.99
Warm and wonderful work from Freddie Hubbard – a killer of an album recorded for CTI, and one of his most soulful efforts for the label! The album's got a bit more of a human heart than some of the more cosmic sessions Freddie cut at the time – a bit more contemplative and introspective, but no less open-minded and electrically charged. The assortment of players is all top-shelf – with Billy Cobham, Airto, Lennie White, George Cables, Hubert Laws, and George Benson all backing Freddie up on the set – and titles include a great take on "People Make the World Go Round", plus "Naturally", and "Son of Sky Dive", which grooves just like its papa! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small spot of gloss separation at the top corner, but is in great shape overall!)

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Freddie Hubbard & Woody ShawFreddie Hubbard/ Woody Shaw Sessions (Double Take/Eternal Triangle) ... CD
Blue Note, 1985/1987. Used 2 CDs ... $24.99
An amazing 80s moment for Blue Note – some of the best straight jazz material the label recorded in the decade! The set features two smoking albums with twin-trumpet interplay from Woody Shaw and Freddy Hubbard – with additional alto from Kenny Garrett, piano from Mulgrew Miller, drums from Carl Allen, and bass from either Cecil McBee or Ray Drummond. CD
(1995 pressing. Spine has a thin cutout notch.)

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L Ron HubbardSpace Jazz ... LP
Applause, 1982. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $29.99
And who says Scientology isn't about good music? Ron serves up a set of original space jazz compositions on this one, with backing by brainwashed followers like Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke, and Nicky Hopkins. Tracks are short, and titles include "The Banker", "Alien Visitors Attack", "Earth, My Beautiful Home", "The Drone", and "Funeral For A Planet". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert. Cover has light wear.)

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Bobbi HumphreyGood Life ... LP
Epic, 1979. Very Good+ ... $8.99
Excellent later work from Bobbie Humphrey – working here in a style that's different than her early albums for Blue Note – but still equally great! Bobbi's a bit more of a singer here, but the record still features loads of great work on flute as well – in these tight, full arrangements put together by Ralph MacDonald and William Eaton, both of whom really know their way around a groove! At some level, the shift is similar to that made by Patrice Rushen on her first few Elektra albums – a style that's more compressed than before, yet still every bit as soulful – and a great evolution for Bobbi Humphrey as an artist. The whole thing's great – and titles include "Say The Word", "Sweet n Low", "Living For The Music", "Love When I'm In Your Arms", "Year From Now", and "The Good Life". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a name in pen and light wear. Labels have a name in pen.)

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Bobby HutchersonFour Seasons ... CD
Timeless/Solid (Japan), 1983. New Copy ... About July 27, 2022 (delayed)
A simple but effective session from vibist Bobby Hutcherson – one that comes across with a really subtle brilliance! The tracks are all standards – performed by Hutcherson on vibes, with a quartet that includes George Cables on acoustic piano, Herbie Lewis on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums – all working with Bobby in a style that allows a lot of open space between the notes, an approach that's especially nice in the interplay between piano and vibes on the set. The style is a bit more understated than some of Hutcherson's other records of the time, but that also makes for a wonderfully gimmick-free approach that takes us right to the core of his talents. Titles include "Star Eyes", "If I Were A Bell", "Summertime", "Autumn Leaves", and "All Of You". CD
Also available Four Seasons ... LP 14.99

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Bobby HutchersonFour Seasons ... LP
Timeless (Netherlands), 1983. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A simple but effective session from vibist Bobby Hutcherson – one that comes across with a really subtle brilliance! The tracks are all standards – performed by Hutcherson on vibes, with a quartet that includes George Cables on acoustic piano, Herbie Lewis on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums – all working with Bobby in a style that allows a lot of open space between the notes, an approach that's especially nice in the interplay between piano and vibes on the set. The style is a bit more understated than some of Hutcherson's other records of the time, but that also makes for a wonderfully gimmick-free approach that takes us right to the core of his talents. Titles include "Star Eyes", "If I Were A Bell", "Summertime", "Autumn Leaves", and "All Of You". LP, Vinyl record album

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Bobby HutchersonPatterns (with bonus track) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $13.99 16.99
A really heady set of tracks from vibist Bobby Hutcherson – a record that has him stepping away from the harder sounds of his early modern years – and moving into the sublime mix of soulful and modal styles that would really grow strongly by the end of the 60s! The album's a treasure through and through – warm, subtle interpretations of the music by a group that features Hutcherson on vibes, James Spaulding on alto and flute, Stanley Cowell on piano, Reggie Workman on bass, and Joe Chambers on drums – all working together in modes that are quite like Hutcherson's music with Harold Land – but slightly looser and freer at points too. The album includes a fantastic version of Cowell's "Effi", which was later recorded by Charles Tolliver a few times, plus other beautiful compositions by Joe Chambers – including "Patterns", "Ankana", "Irina", and "Nocturnal". Also features a bonus alternate of the title track! CD

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ICP OrchestraBospaadje Konijnehol I (Forest Path Rabbithole I) ... CD
ICP (Netherlands), 1992. Used ... $28.99
There's a beautiful assemblage of players here – all working under that special Instant Composers banner that seems to create a special sort of magic – shifting sounds as the different players come together under the leadership of pianist Misha Mengelberg, who also structured most of the loose compositions that are used as the basis for free improvisation, or "instant composing" as the group states with their name! Players include Han Bennink on percussion, Ab Baars and Michael Moore on reeds, George Lewis and Wolter Wierbos on trombones, Erns Clerum on bass, Evert Hekkema on trumpet, Ernst Reijseger on cello, Maartje Ten Hoorn on violin, and Maurice Horsthuis on viola – all working together in all these wonderful ways, as inventive as any of the best music you'd hear from Mengelberg or Bennink in other settings. The set features two long, loosely-structured suites – Mengelberg's "De Purperen Sofa", and "Ellington Mix" – which features extrapolations of Ellington themes greatly changed up by Misha. CD
(Out of print.)

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Bobby JasparBobby Jaspar Quintet ... LP
Columbia (France), 1956. Near Mint- ... $43.99
Rare American work from reedman Bobby Jaspar – a player best known for his contributions to French jazz in the postwar years, but working here with a set of American players! The album was recorded in New York for French branch of Columbia Records – done in November of 1956, and pitting Jaspar with some very well-matched musicians! The date features Jaspar on tenor, flute, and clarinet – with a tightly swinging trio that includes Tommy Flanagan on piano, Knobby Totah on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums – a slightly modern combo whose work sounds especially great when Jaspar hits some hauntingly lyrical notes on flute. Titles include "Clarinescapade", "Tutti Flutti", "What's New", "Spring Is Here", "Wee Dot", and "I Won't Dance". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Spanish Fresh Sound pressing.)

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Jazz SabbathJazz Sabbath 2 ... CD
Blacklake (Netherlands), 2022. New Copy ... $16.99 17.99
The second entry in this much-loved, much-lauded project – a set of jazz reworks of tunes made famous by Black Sabbath back in the day – transformed here to a completely different idiom by the work of the trio! The first time round, these guys tried to pass off their debut as a lost vintage record – here, they're playing things a bit more upfront – and as a result, the album's actually more interesting too – taking more chances with the arrangements, and going for a presentation that really brings all these interesting sounds and colors to the tunes – instead of just trying to sound like a Black Sabbath record without guitar or vocals. Tracks are a bit longer, with a nice sense of presence in the way they build things up – and titles include versions of "Paranoid", "Snowblind", "Black Sabbath", "NIB", "Sabbra Cadabra", "Behind The Wall Of Sleep", and "Symptom Of The Universe". CD
Also available Jazz Sabbath 2 ... LP 28.99

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Jazz SabbathJazz Sabbath 2 ... LP
Blacklake (Netherlands), 2022. New Copy ... $28.99 29.99
The second entry in this much-loved, much-lauded project – a set of jazz reworks of tunes made famous by Black Sabbath back in the day – transformed here to a completely different idiom by the work of the trio! The first time round, these guys tried to pass off their debut as a lost vintage record – here, they're playing things a bit more upfront – and as a result, the album's actually more interesting too – taking more chances with the arrangements, and going for a presentation that really brings all these interesting sounds and colors to the tunes – instead of just trying to sound like a Black Sabbath record without guitar or vocals. Tracks are a bit longer, with a nice sense of presence in the way they build things up – and titles include versions of "Paranoid", "Snowblind", "Black Sabbath", "NIB", "Sabbra Cadabra", "Behind The Wall Of Sleep", and "Symptom Of The Universe". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Jazz Sabbath 2 ... CD 16.99

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Bobby JonesArrival Of Bobby Jones ... LP
Cobblestone, 1972. Very Good+ ... $9.99
An excellent debut from saxophonist Bobby Jones – an extremely talented player whose work was a big part of the Charles Mingus group in the early 70s – and an artist who works with a surprising sense of soul! The album's got Bobby in a really great lineup – with sensitive backing from Charles McPherson on alto sax, Jaki Byard on piano, Richard Davis on bass, and Mickey Roker on drums – and 2 tracks feature some added whimsicality from Bob Dorough, who plays electric piano, and Sue Evans, who plays an assortment of percussion. Bob plays on the groovy tunes "Stone Bossa" and "Keepin Up With The Joneses" – and other tracks include "Thanks To Trane", "Ballad For Two Sons", "As The Crow Flies", and "Blues For The Brown Buddha". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ringwear and a small stained spot in back.)

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Evelyn KingGet Loose (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/BBR (UK), 1982. New Copy ... $13.99 18.99
Sweet electric soul from Evelyn King – and a set that features lots of contributions from a young Kashif! Kashif both wrote some of the songs, and plays keyboards on the record – helping to give King that tightly focused sound that would really be her strongest suit in the early 80s! There's a nicely clean feel here that keeps the record moving strongly forward – and even though Evelyn's vocals are sometimes second-stage next to the beats and keyboards, they still have a way of sending the tunes home in the end. Titles include "Get Loose", "Back To Love", "I'm Just Warming Up", "Betcha She Don't Love You", "Love Come Down", and "I Can't Stand It". CD features some bonus cuts, too – "Love Come Down (12" version)", "Betcha She Don't Love You (US 12" inst)", "Love Come Down (12" inst)", and "Get Loose (US 12" voc)". CD

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Kirk Lightsey with Freddie HubbardTemptation ... CD
Timeless, 1990. Used ... $9.99 12.99
A very hip group, and a wonderful meeting between trumpeter Freddie Hubbard and pianist Kirk Lightsey! We always like Kirk, but love him even more when he's working with a horn player – as his sound seems to catch fire, and move with even bolder notes than usual – which is definitely the case on the album's opener, a nice take on Hubbard's classic "Gibraltar" – in a spirit that continues strongly throughout! Bass is from Santi Debriano, drums are from Eddie Gladden, and Jerry Gonzalez plays percussion on one track – and Freddie's in that great 80s sound of his – a mode that's a return to the straighter hardbop of his Blue Note years, but with the phrasing learned during his 70s funk years – on titles that include "Gibraltar", "Evidence", "Brigitte", "Temptation", and "Society Red". CD
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Kirk Lightsey with Freddie HubbardTemptation ... CD
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1987. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
A very hip group, and a wonderful meeting between trumpeter Freddie Hubbard and pianist Kirk Lightsey! We always like Kirk, but love him even more when he's working with a horn player – as his sound seems to catch fire, and move with even bolder notes than usual – which is definitely the case on the album's opener, a nice take on Hubbard's classic "Gibraltar" – in a spirit that continues strongly throughout! Bass is from Santi Debriano, drums are from Eddie Gladden, and Jerry Gonzalez plays percussion on one track – and Freddie's in that great 80s sound of his – a mode that's a return to the straighter hardbop of his Blue Note years, but with the phrasing learned during his 70s funk years – on titles that include "Gibraltar", "Evidence", "Brigitte", "Temptation", and "Society Red". CD
Also available Temptation ... CD 9.99
 
 
 



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