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BB KingBB King In London ... LP
ABC, 1971. Very Good Gatefold ... $5.99
BB King in London – not playing live, but working in the studio with a host of British musicians he'd inspired over the years! The lineup varies from track to track, giving a nice sort of variety to the album – and the overall feel is a bit like some of the Chess London sessions of the time – but maybe more blues overall! Features work by Peter Green on guitar, Steve Marriott on harmonica, Alexis Korner on acoustic guitar, Gary Wright on electric piano and Hammond, Ringo Starr on drums, and The Mystery Shadow on Hammond – and titles include "Ghetto Woman", "Wet Hayshark", "Part Time Love", "We Can't Agree", and "Blue Shadows". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wear, aging, and a cutout hole.)

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BB KingBlues For Me ... LP
United, Early 60s. Very Good ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and splitting in the spine.)

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BB KingBlues On The Bayou ... CD
MCA, 1998. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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BB KingBlues On Top Of Blues ... LP
Bluesway/ABC, 1967. Near Mint- ... $24.99
There's some bigger arrangements here than you'd usually get on a BB King album of the 60s – but they're used in a really great way that makes the album one of our favorites by King from his years at ABC! Johnny Pate arranged and produced, and he gives the whole thing a Chicago soul punch that's mighty nice – a mix of blues and soul that's not unlike some of the best Bobby Blue Bland work at Duke a few years before – and a blend that's really a lot like some of the best indie soul coming out of Chicago's west side in the late 60s too. The album's a killer all the way through, and it's great to hear BB in such a setting – on cuts that include "Dance With Me", "Heartbreaker", "I'm Not Wanted Anymore", "Having My Say", "That's Wrong Mama", "Now That You've Lost Me", "Until I Found You", and "Worried Dream". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing.)

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BB KingBlues Summit ... CD
MCA, 1993. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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BB KingBlues/Blues In My Heart (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Hoodoo (Spain), 1958/1962. Used ... $7.99
... CD

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BB KingGreat BB King (United) ... LP
United, Late 50s/Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $7.99
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
(United Superior pressing.)

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BB KingHeart Full Of Blues (aka Blues In My Heart) ... LP
Crown/United, 1963. Very Good ... $9.99
Titles include "Got Em Bad", "The Wrong Wroad", "I Need You Baby", "So Many Days", and "Strange Things". LP, Vinyl record album
(United pressing in the green boarder cover.)

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BB KingIncredible Soul Of B.B. King ... LP
Kent, Early 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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BB KingKing Of The Blues (Crown) ... LP
Crown, 1960s. Sealed ... $11.99
Kent recordings by BB – issued here in a mid 60s package with a pretty slick photo on the front! Cuts include "Good Man Gone Bad", "I'm King", "Partin Time", "You're On The Top", "Feel Like A Million", "I'll Survive", "Long Nights", "What A Way To Go", and "I've Got A Right To Love My Baby". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent 180 gram EU pressing on Wax Time.)

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BB KingLA Midnight ... LP
ABC, 1972. Near Mint- ... $11.99
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
(In the textured cover.)

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BB KingLive At The Regal ... CD
MCA, 1965. Used ... $1.99
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 KingLucille ... LP
Bluesway, 1968. Very Good Gatefold ... $24.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(ABC/Bluesway pressing. Cover has wear and aging.)

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BB KingOriginal Sweet Sixteen ... LP
United Superior, Early 60s. Very Good ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing. Cover has light wear and some aging.)

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BB KingRevue Collection ... CD
One Way, 1996. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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BB KingRock Me Baby (80s pressing) ... LP
Kent, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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BB KingSingin' The Blues ... LP
Crown, 1957. Good+ ... $11.99
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
(Mono small black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has split seams held with tape and a name in marker on front.)

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BB KingSingin' The Blues/The Blues ... CD
Crown/Flair, 1957/1958. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... CD

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BB KingSix Silver Strings ... LP
MCA, 1985. Near Mint- ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Pat Metheny/Heath Brothers/Dave Brubeck/BB KingLive From Midem, Cannes, France ... LP
Kool Jazz, 1984. Sealed ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a hole in front.)

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✨✧ Howlin Wolf, Buddy Guy, BB King, & OthersBlues Rarities – Rare & Unissued Recordings ... LP
Chess, Late 50s/Early 60s. Near Mint- 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An 80s collection, but one that brings together a wealth of Chess Records material that didn't come out in the 50s and 60s – tracks by BB King, Howlin Wolf, Buddy Guy, Hound Dog Taylor, and Sonny Boy Williamson! LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ BB KingDeuces Wild ... CD
MCA, 1997. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ BB KingGreatest Hits ... CD
MCA, 1960s/1970s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ BB KingMakin Love Is Good For You ... CD
MCA, 2000. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A strong set from BB King from the dawn of the 00s – particularly in the vocals, which show a poweful King – still delivering well into his 70s! Solid electric blues from the modern master, handily produced by BB King with no fussy touches or acquiescence to trends – plus some decent 60s bluesy soul styled numbers, too. Includes "I Got To Leave This Woman", "Actions Speak Louder Than Words", "What You Bet", "Too Good To You Baby", "Don't Go No Further", "She's My Baby", "What You Beat", "Since I Fell For You", "I Know", "Peace Of Mind", "Monday Woman" and more. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ BB KingMartin Scorcese Presents The Blues – BB King ... CD
Polydor, 1960s/1970s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ BB KingSpotlight On Lucille ... CD
Flair, 1960s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ BB KingLive & Well ... CD
MCA, 1969. Used ... Out Of Stock
BB King not just live, but well-recorded in the studio too – in this classic ABC set that showcases both sides of his talents! Side one is the live set – and it's arguably better than any of the previous other concert recordings he did for the label – with a tighter, moodier feel that's almost more small club – with backing from a combo that features Charlie Boles on Hammond, Patrick Williams on trumpet, and Lee Gatling on tenor. Live titles include "Just A Little Love", "Sweet Little Angel", "Don't Answer The Door", and "Please Accept My Love". Side two is studio material, with some mighty sweet arrangements by Johnny Pate that almost bring a bit of funk into the mix at times – particularly on the drums which really groove things along! Herbe Lovelle handles the drum kit, and overall things are leaner than any previous Pate work with King – nice and raw, on cuts that include "I Want You So Bad", "Friends", "Get Off My Back Woman", and "Why I Sing The Blues". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ BB KingLive & Well ... LP
Bluesway/ABC, 1969. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
BB King not just live, but well-recorded in the studio too – in this classic ABC set that showcases both sides of his talents! Side one is the live set – and it's arguably better than any of the previous other concert recordings he did for the label – with a tighter, moodier feel that's almost more small club – with backing from a combo that features Charlie Boles on Hammond, Patrick Williams on trumpet, and Lee Gatling on tenor. Live titles include "Just A Little Love", "Sweet Little Angel", "Don't Answer The Door", and "Please Accept My Love". Side two is studio material, with some mighty sweet arrangements by Johnny Pate that almost bring a bit of funk into the mix at times – particularly on the drums which really groove things along! Herbe Lovelle handles the drum kit, and overall things are leaner than any previous Pate work with King – nice and raw, on cuts that include "I Want You So Bad", "Friends", "Get Off My Back Woman", and "Why I Sing The Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(MCA pressing in a non-gatefold cover.)

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✨✧ BB KingTurn On To BB King ... LP
Kent, Mid 60s. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ BB KingHis Best – The Electric BB King ... CD
MCA, Late 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
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
(Out of print.)
 
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Thom GIlbertSoul – Memphis' Original Sound (hardcover) ... Book
Officina Libraria (Italy), 2014. New Copy ... $11.99 65.00
A visual love letter to the Memphis music scene – served up in a hefty, oversized book that's overflowing with beautiful photographs, and a bit of commentary from the musicians themselves! The largest part of the book is contemporary portraits of musical greats from the 50s onward – with a very strong focus on soul and blues musicians from the glory days – but there's also some beautiful shots of instruments, musical spaces, and other features of the landscape – artfully interspersed with the portraits, which then also include signatures and notes from the artists too. The book features well over 100 musical giants who made Memphis great – a short list of which includes Carla Thomas, Ike Turner, BB King, The Emotions, Chips Moman, Bettye Crutcher, The Mad Lads, William Bell, and countless others. Book is 255 pages, oversize, hardcover, and full color. Book

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Ralph J GleasonMusic In The Air (hardcover) ... Book
Yale University Press, 2016. New Copy ... $6.99 30.00
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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Jimmy SmithJimmy Smith Plays Red Hot Blues – Jazz Club ... CD
Verve/Jazzclub (Germany), 1960s/2000. Used ... $4.99
Jimmy Smith from two different generations – tracks from his classic 60s years at Verve Records, mixed with work from Dot Com Blues – his year 2000 revival set for the label! Despite a few production difference, there's a really unified feel to the set – mostly because Jimmy's playing in the gutbuckety way promised by the title – blues-drenched Hammond lines, swung slow and soulfully over backing that usually includes a bit of hip guitar, played by Kenny Burrell on some of the older numbers. There's a few vocals at points – sung by BB King on one track, Dr John on another, and Taj Mahal on a third – and titles include "I Just Wanna Make Love To You", "Fever", "Strut", "Blues For 3 + 1", "Blues For J", "Tuition Blues", "Three O'Clock Blues", "The Sermon", "Hobo Flats", and "Blues In The Night". CD

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Grover WashingtonSacred Kind Of Love – The Columbia Recordings (Strawberry Moon/Then & Now/Time Out Of Mind/No Exit/All My Tomorrows/Soulful Strut/bonus tracks) (5CD set) ... CD
Soulmusic.com (UK), New Copy 5 CDs ... $29.99
All of Grover Washington Jr's albums for Columbia – brought together in a special box set! Strawberry Moon has a number of laidback groovers, with some solid Washington originals such as the title track and some sweet covers. BB King plays and sings on "Caught A Touch Of Your Love", with Jean Carne guesting on "The Look Of Love". Grover's sax is soulful and sweet throughout, and the titles include "Strawberry Moon", "Summer Nights", "Keep In Touch", and "Maddie's Blues". Then & Now is a nice one that has Grover working in a straighter jazz mode for the most part, taking a break from the soul and R&B groover –- the most timeless of the 3 albums compiled here! Players include Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Grady Tate and Darryl Washington. Titles include "Just Enough", "French Connections", "Stolen Moments", "Stella By Starlight" and more. Time Out Of Mind's title track is a cover of the Steely Dan classic, circa Gaucho – and this album finds Grover embracing the 80s a lot more than his previous album for Columbia. A mix of moods, with some electric funky flourishes and fusiony keys and synths. Titles include "Jamaica", "Sacred Kind Of Love", "Fly Away", the title track and more. Next Exit is great 90s work from Grover Washington Jr – a set from a time when the reedman was still one of the kings of mainstream soulful fusion! There's a bit of vocals from time to time, and some strong R&B production – but also plenty of room for Grover's well-crafted lines on soprano sax, which are still as soulful and slinky as ever! Titles include "Your Love", "Only For You", "Next Exit", "Greene Street", "Summer Chill", "Get On Up", and "Till You Return To Me". All My Tomorrows is an overlooked gem from reedman Grover – recorded in his later years, but a set that's actually got more of an acoustic style overall – one that goes back to the roots farther than any of Grover's fusion records! Washington's a great straight player in this setting – filled with soul on tenor and soprano sax – and working with top-shelf small group players like Eddie Henderson on trumpet, Hank Jones on piano, Bobby Watson on alto, and Robin Eubanks on trombone. Guitarist Romero Lumbambo arranged one great Brazilian-tinged number – and other arrangements are by Grover, Larry Willis, Slide Hampton, and Freddy Cole – who sings on two tracks too. Titles include "E Preciso Perdoar", "Happenstance", "All My Tomorrows", "Nature Boy", "Flamingo", and "Estate". Soulful Strut is bouncy soul from Grover Washington – a set that returns to his earlier roots in a space between soulful fusion and R&B! The slinky Washington soprano sax gets plenty of space in this set – blown with those seductive notes that always made Grover one of the most distinctive players on the instrument – and the backings often have this gentle R&B groove that's even stronger on the few cuts here with vocals. Titles include "Soulful Strut", "Bordertown", "Village Groove", "I Can Count The Times", "Headman's Hunt", and "Can You Stop The Rain". CD set also features bonus tracks – "Protect The Dream", "Heat Index", "Every Day A Little Death", and "The Night Fantastic". CD

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VariousBattleground Korea – Songs & Sounds Of America's Forgotten War (4CD set) ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Early 50s. New Copy 4CD ... $74.99 129.99
A totally wonderful package – and one that will have you throwing away all the Vietnam Rock compilations you have in your collection! This set unearths a massive amount of music that was created during the Korean war – filled with themes of sadness and loss that most folks wouldn't ascribe to wartime music until a decade later – the kinds of songs that represent a really sharp change from the patriotic, triumphant songs that were usually written in previous wartime situations. The variety of music is wonderful, and served up in the best Bear Family tradition – with a surprisingly strong amount of rare blues material, mixed with hillbilly cuts, gospel, R&B material, and other styles too – almost all of it nicely away from the mainstream! The overall package is wonderful, too – a heavy, oversized hardcover book – 160 pages that offer up track-by-track notes on the music, with full color photos, label scans, and lots more vivid images. The book alone is almost worth the price – but you also get 4CDs, with 121 tracks by artists who include Dave Bartholomew, Lightnin Hopkins, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, The Revelers, Jimmie Osborne, Arthur Crudup, Ray Snead, Edna McGriff, Hank Penny, Jean Shepard, Emmit Slay, Sherman Blues Johnson & His Clouds Of Joy, Billy Mize, Elton Britt, Steve Rogers, Oscar Brand, JB Lenoir, Delmore Brothers, Ernest Tubb, The Gospel Pilgrims, Fats Domino, Max Bailey, BB King, and many more! CD

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VariousCalifia – The Songs Of Lee Hazelwood ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s/1960s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
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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VariousClassic Soul ... CD
MCA, 1960s/1970s/Early 80s. Used ... $3.99
Music from Rufus with Chaka Khan, Mitty Collier, the Four Tops, the Dells, the Impressions, Joe Hinton, BB King, Hugh Masekela, Billy Stewart, the Pointer Sisters & more. CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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✨✧ VariousNew York Undercover – A Night At Natalies ... CD
MCA, 1970s/1980s/1990s. Used ... $4.99
Includes tracks by Teena Marie, Brownstone, Gerald Levert, Chaka Khan, BB King, Michael Delorenzo, 112, Xscape, Mary J Blige, Barrio Boys, Tito Nieves, and K-Ci & Jo Jo. CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout mark.)

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VariousNewport In New York '72 – The Soul Sessions Vol 6 ... LP
Cobblestone, 1972. Sealed ... $6.99
Hip live material – featuring work by Roberta Flack, BB King, Curtis Mayfield, LesMcCann, Billy Eckstine, and Herbie Mann! LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a hole in front.)

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VariousSoul Shots Vol 7 – Urban Blues – The First Time I Met The Blues ... LP
Rhino, 1960s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A nice selection of classic 60s soul and blues numbers, focusing on heavy blues and R&B from the cities, and while we had remembered this set hewed close to the mainstream, there's a few nice little nuggets on here that they dug a little deeper for. 13 tracks in all, including "Driving Wheel" by Little Junior Parker, "Stormy Monday Blues" and "I Pity The Fool" by Bobby Bland, "Born Under A Bad Sign" by Albert King, "Hi Heel Sneakers" by Tommy Tucker, "Sweet Sixteen" and "The Thrill Is Gone" by BB King, "Messin' With The Kid" by Junior Wells, "Tramp" by Lowell Fulsom, "Homework" by Otis Rush, "The First Time I Met The Blues" byBuddy Guy, "Part Time Love" by Little Johnny Taylor and "Grits Ain't Groveries (All Around The World)" by Little Milton. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ CrusadersVocal Album – The Greatest Vocal Hits From The Crusaders ... CD
MCA/Capitol, Late 70s/1980s. Used ... Out Of Stock
An essential document of the great soulful side of The Crusaders – that wonderful stretch when they started inviting singers to work along with their groove – further expanding their music into great territory for the 80s! There were some folks who wrinkled their nose at this at the time – thought it was a jazz group selling out by adding singers. But to us, it was a brilliant move – as The Crusaders already had a strongly soul-influenced groove – one that any vocalist would more than be happy to work with. Singers here include Bobby Womack, Flora Purim, Randy Crawford, Tina Turner, Bill Withers, Nancy Wilson, Joe Cocker, and BB King – and titles include "Better Not Look Down", "Hold On", "Help", "Soul Shadows", "The Way It Goes", "Burnin Up The Carnival", "Street Life", and "This Old World's Too Funky For Me". CD
(Out of print, booklet has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ VariousMartin Scorcese Presents The Blues – The Road To Memphis ... CD
Hip-O, 1940s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Includes tracks by Elmore James, Howlin' Wolf, Rosco Gordon, BB King, Robert Belfour, Bobby Rush, Sonny Boy Williamson, and Rev Gatemouth Moore. CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)
 
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✨✧ Bobby KingChaser ... CD
Storyville (Denmark), 1975. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Recorded live at the Queen Bee on the south side of Chicago. CD
(Out of print.)

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Bobby KingIf You Don't Want My Love/Lovers By Night ... 7-inch
Expansion (UK), 1981. New Copy ... $7.99
A fantastic bit of modern soul – both cuts are great! "If You Don't Want My Love" begins with this cool moogy keyboard part over the groove – then Bobby King comes in to warm the whole thing up with his nicely measured vocal approach – really flowing along with the catchy groove! "Lovers By Night" is even better – this midtempo modern number with a slight flute trill in the orchestrations – which gives the whole thing a slight edge that's maybe a bit blacksploitation theme in the backings! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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King TubbyKing Tubby Surrounded By The Dreads At The National Arena ... LP
Greensleeves, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99
Wild dubs from the legendary King Tubby – not really a proper live record, but rather an amazing batch of studio extrapolations that Tubby let loose at a famous concert with The Wailers – reworked beautifully in the studio with some really incredible sounds! Heavy, hypnotic rhythms that pull you and don't let up – plus a few soulful, rootsy vocal numbers, too – and the titles include "I Am, I Am The King", "Most High In Dub", "Coxsone Down Beat", "Come On Little Girl, Come On", "Second Cut", "Ethiopia Land Of My Father" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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King TubbyKing Tubby's Classics – Lost Midnight Rock Dubs – Chapter 3 ... CD
Roots (UK), 1980s. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Sly & Robbie/King TubbyAbsolute Best – Dub Reggae ... CD
Recording Arts/Proper (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousBobby King Presents Stars In Review ... LP
Salvador, 1960s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Bobby BrownKing Of Stage ... LP
MCA, 1986. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
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
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout notch and light wear.)

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Abbey LincolnTalking To The Sun ... LP
Enja (Germany), 1983. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Something of a comeback set for Abbey Lincoln – an extremely powerful set from the early 80s, and one that helped set the tone for some great albums to come! Abbey's working here in a bold style that includes a fair bit of original material – done in collaboration with alto saxophonist Steve Coleman, whose edgey tone really adds a lot to the record! There's a sense of voice here that takes us back to Abbey's bold experiments with Max Roach in the early 60s – a righteous tone that effortlessly mixes politics and art, yet which never forgets its key mission of music. The set includes original compositions "The River", "Talking To The Sun", "People On The Street", and "Prelude/A Wedding Song" – plus a nice take on the Mercer/Mancini number "Whistling Away The Dark". LP, Vinyl record album
(German DMM pressing. Cover has a peeled spot from sticker removal.)

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Yabby You & King TubbyWalls Of Jerusalem (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Pressure Sounds (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $15.99 16.98
Fantastically righteous work from Yabby You – recording right at the height of his powers, with some tremendous studio help from King Tubby! The songs are as full of the sense of politics and spirit that you'd guess from the album's title – recorded in the later stretch of roots reggae, when dub elements were coming into play and making things sound even more powerful – as Yabby receives mature, masterful accompaniment here from some of the best talents on the Jamaican scene – names that hardly bear repeating, as they continually worked to shape the changing sound of reggae styles in the 70s. Titles include "Walls Of Jerusalem", "Go To School Jah Children", "Fire Round Town", "Tribulation", "Plague On The Land", and "Chant Down Babylon". The core set features six straight vocal tracks, and six more dubs crafted by King Tubby – and this package features rare versions and studio outtakes – with titles that include "Fire Fire Dub" and "Jah Vengeance" by The Prophets, "Greetings" and "Sand In My Shoe Dub" by King Tubby, "Sand In My Shoe" by Tommy McCook, "Love Of Jah" by Vivian Jackson & The Prophets, and "Valley Of Joeasaphat" by Smith & The Prophets. CD

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Bobby ChristianStop – It's Time For Bobby Christian ... LP
MAL, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A very groovy record from Chicago drummer, percussionist, and bandleader Bobby Christian – one of the hipper talents working on the Chi-town scene of the 60s and 70s, and a player who did an awful lot of work for the studios as well! Bobby's working here in a mode that's straight jazzy and highly swinging – lots of horns in the head arrangements for the group (unfortunately not credited in the notes), backed by driving percussion from Bobby, and also featuring some nice use of vibes and marimba on some tunes. Titles include the originals "Lake Shore Drive" and "Blue Sapphire" – plus versions of "Wells Street Walk", "Grasshopper Jump", "King Of The Road", and "Sandu". Nice vintage Chicago cover photo too! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Freddie HubbardLove Connection ... LP
Columbia, 1979. Near Mint- ... $8.99
A lost treasure from the overlooked late 70s jazz years at Columbia! The album's got Freddie Hubbard working with arranger Claus Ogerman on some expansive tracks that go beyond his earlier work in the decade – sometimes blowing mellow notes over larger orchestrations, other times working in a surprisingly lean groove that has some really soulful touches! The approach shifts from track to track, but all titles are long, and the overall effect is really great. Al Jarreau guests on a sweet vocal version of "Little Sunflower", and other players on the set include Joe Farrell and Tom Scott on reeds, and Chick Corea, who plays most of the keys on the set. Titles include "Lazy Afternoon", "This Dream", "Brigitte", and "The Love Connection". LP, Vinyl record album

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Freddie HubbardNight Of The Cookers Vol 2 ... LP
Blue Note, 1965. Near Mint- ... $19.99
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 a small cutout hole.)

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Freddie HubbardNight Of The Cookers Volumes 1 & 2 ... CD
Blue Note, 1965. Used 2 CDs ... $13.99
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. The sound is incredible – a full on burner that easily earns the "cookers" status of the title – and which sounds quite different from most other live jazz albums of the time! Each side of the album features one long track – and this 2CD set features both volumes, with 4 extended titles that include – "Pensativa", "Walkin", "Jodo", and "Breaking Point". CD
(Out of print non-RVG pressing.)

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Freddie HubbardNight Of The Cookers Volumes 1 & 2 (RVG edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1965. Used 2 CDs ... $8.99
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. The sound is incredible – a full on burner that easily earns the "cookers" status of the title – and which sounds quite different from most other live jazz albums of the time! Each side of the album features one long track – and this 2CD set features both volumes, with 4 extended titles that include – "Pensativa", "Walkin", "Jodo", and "Breaking Point". CD
(CONDITION NOTE: Disc 1 has numerous small marks but played fine for us. Out of print and priced accordingly.)

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Bobbi HumphreyTailor Made ... CD
Epic (Japan), 1977. Used ... $12.99
Sure, it's after the Blue Note/Larry Mizell years – but Bobbi Humphrey's still kicking ass! Instead of Larry Mizell, Bobbi's working with Skip Scarborough – and she's hitting a groove that's a bit smoother and more modern than before, but every bit as sweetly funky and seriously soulful! Bobbi vocalizes a bit amidst spacey jazzy arrangements, and her flute is crystal clear throughout – warmly jazzy, blended with some great soul backings – at a level that's even more sublime than some of the other Columbia fusion of the time! The title cut, "Tailor Made", is a monster mellow groover with a great slinky sound – and the album's got plenty of other nice ones, like "Jealousy", "Lover to Lover", and "Fajehzo". CD
(Out of print.)

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Bobby HutchersonCruisin The Bird ... LP
Landmark, 1988. Near Mint- ... $16.99
An incredible record from Bobby Hutcherson – easily one of his best of the 80s, and with some great touches that recall his best 70s work! The album title might fool you into thinking that Bobby's working in Charlier Parker territory here – but he's not, and is instead grooving in a mellow and soulful west coast mode – working with a totally great group that includes Ralph Moore on tenor and soprano sax, Buddy Montgomery on piano, Rufus Reid on bass, and Victor Lewis on drums. The whole album's a magical picture of tone, color, and light – but the especially standout track is "Sierra" – a totally killer number that has these arch angles and edges that rival the best sounds heard on Hutcherson's Montara album! Other titles include "On The Delta", "Crusisin The Bird", "Imminent Treasures", and "All Or Nothing At All". LP, Vinyl record album

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Bobby HutchersonGood Bait ... CD
Landmark, 1984. Used ... $7.99
One of Bobby's great back to basics albums for Landmark in the mid 80s – a "return" to straight jazz and bop, oddly territory that Bobby never traveled much in the first place – given his "new thing" status in the 60s! The record features Bobby working with a core quintet that includes Philly Joe Jones on drums, George Cables on piano, and Ray Drummond on bass – with some additional tenor and soprano sax work by Branford Marsalis. Titles include McCoy Tyner's "Love Samba", Hutcherson's "Highway One" and "Montgomery", and a nice take on "Israel". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Good Bait ... LP 4.99

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Bobby HutchersonGood Bait ... LP
Landmark, 1984. New Copy ... $4.99
One of Bobby's great back to basics albums for Landmark in the mid 80s – a "return" to straight jazz and bop, oddly territory that Bobby never traveled much in the first place – given his "new thing" status in the 60s! The record features Bobby working with a core quintet that includes Philly Joe Jones on drums, George Cables on piano, and Ray Drummond on bass – with some additional tenor and soprano sax work by Branford Marsalis. Titles include McCoy Tyner's "Love Samba", Hutcherson's "Highway One" and "Montgomery", and a nice take on "Israel". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing – in limited supply!)
Also available Good Bait ... CD 7.99

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✨✧ Foreign ExchangeLeave It All Behind ... LP
HBD, 2008. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $26.99 29.98
The second album from Foreign Exchange – the formerly bi-continental project of North Carolina MC and soul singer Phonte of Little Brother, and transplanted Dutch producer Nicolay – who take an even deeper turn into spacey soul on Leave It All Behind! Given that Phonte is singing rather than rapping, you'd be tempted to say that Foreign Exchange has left hip hop behind, but hip hop is in the heart and soul – and the group was born of the idea of hip hop as an evolving art form – so rhymes or not, it's still hip hop in a way. The spacey, jazzy melodic groove here finds producer Nicolay in peak form – a nice balance between thumping bass, beats and mellow atmospherics, and the mood is impeccable. We're pretty much stunned at how well Phonte is developing as a vocalist, with laidback lead and overdubbed backing vocals that go back the heart & soul comment above. A left turn for a duo that was adventurous to begin, with an excellent move to the next level! Titles include "Daykeeper", "Take Off The Blues", "All Or Nothing/Coming Home For You", "I Wanna Know", "House Of Cards", "Sweeter Than You", "Valediction", "If She Breaks Your Heart", "If This Is Love", "Something To Behold" and "Leave It All Behind". LP includes 2 bonus tracks; "If This Is Love" (Nicky Buckingham's Fleetwood mix) & "Sweeter Than You" (Muhsinah's mix). LP, Vinyl record album

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Bunny Lee & OthersDreads Enter The Gates With Praise – The Mighty Striker Shoots The Hits ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Mid 70s. Used ... $12.99
A fantastic tribute to the studio genius of Bunny Lee – and a set that's filled with the kind of tracks that may well knock Lee Scratch Perry right out of the spotlight! Bunny already had a long and varied career in Jamaican music by the time of these tracks – hustling things up right from a grass roots level, then rising to prominence as a producer with a huge amount of inventive new techniques – including the flying cymbal rhythm sound, which was a great balance to some of the deeper, murkier elements in his grooves! These cuts are from a time when Bunny was working together with a host of fantastic singers, many of whom were inspired by the new more righteous modes that were coming into play at the time – opening up with deeper messages, and equally deep performances – in an array of tracks here that still have a tremendous amount of power, even after the space of decades – thanks in part to superb backings by The Aggrovators. The choice of tracks is wonderful, and the whole thing's put together with the usual stellar handling by Soul Jazz – with titles that include "Enter Into His Gates With Praise" by Johnny Clarke, "So Jah Se Dub" by The Aggrovators, "Magnum Force" by Vin Gordon & The Aggrovators, "Real Born African" by Jah Stitch, "King Tubby Dub" by King Tubby meets Tommy McCook & The Aggrovators, "Check Sister Jane" by Dillinger, "The Wormer" by Prince Jazzbo, "You Don't Care For Me" by The Uniques, "Natty Dread Have Ambition" by Shorty The President, "A Land Far Away" by Gene Rondo, "You Should Be Thankful" by Mighty Diamonds, "Marvelous Rocker" by Winston Wright, and "Principle & Dignity" by Jah Youth. CD

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Ennio MorriconeWhite Dog ... CD
Film Score Monthly, 1982. Used ... $19.99
An amazing soundtrack from Ennio Morricone – deeply sophisticated sounds, originally done for a very schlocky movie! To be fair, the movie's quite compelling in its own way – a Sam Fuller film about a racist dog – but Morricone's score is something completely different entirely, a warmly melodic batch of music that easily rivals some of his best mellow classics of the Italian scene of the early 70s, as well as some of his more famous work of the decade to come. There's these sweet-stepping string passages that are very light, and blended with a haunting bit of piano or woodwind – occasionally set off by some darker, more atonal moments – but often going back to the warmth in ways you wouldn't expect from the story. Plus, there's this undercurrent of majesty that's really amazing – which really comes out strongly in this expanded Film Score presentation of the material – a whopping 34 tracks ina ll, with titles that include "Chasing Rabbit", "Walking Dog", "Dog's Escape", "Death Of A Dog/End Credits", "The Girl & Her Problems", "Cured Canine", and bonus cuts that include "Inside The Church", "After The Murder (alt)", and "Second Theme The Girl & The Dog". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ RevolutionariesEvolution Of Dub Vol 3 – Descent Of Version – (Negrea Love Dub/Green Bay Dub/Outlaw Dub/Goldmine Dub) ... CD
Greensleeves (UK), 1970s. Used 4CD ... $22.99
More dub, more dub, more dub! Greensleeves and VP keep it up with the third Evolution of Dub box set ! 4 more discs of dubbed out goodness, compiling some of the heaviest, rootsiest, spaciest dub albums of all time, in a smart reissue series – with the mighty, might Revolutionaries sitting in the dub spotlight under the production of Linval Thompson and Jah Lloyd, and getting dubbed up by King Tubby and Prince Jammy! Negrea Love Dub, Gren Bay Dub, Outlaw Dub and Goldmine Dub are the LPs that get collected here, all fine sets of crucial roots era productions, with 40 tracks in all, including "Rock Me In Dub", "Channel One In Dub", "Negrea Love Dub", "Jah Jah Children Dub", "Jamaica Colley Dub", "Africa Love Dub", "Jungo In Dub", "Survival Dub", "Creation Dub", "Hopscotch Dub", "Back A Wall Dub", "69 Rock", "Danger Rockers", "African Free Up", "Wicked Dub", "Fisherman Style", "Shockin' Rock", "Thompson Sound Incorporated", "Calico Jack", "Big Foot", "Musketeer Dub", "Heartburn" and "Pepper Dub". CD
(Out of print. Outer box has moderate wear with some scuffing around the edges.)

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✨✧ King TubbyConcrete Jungle Dub ... CD
Dub Store (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
A 70s dub masterpiece – and one of the records that really set the standard for the genre! Producer Winston Riley first rose to reggae fame in the Techniques, but here he's a master of the instrumental mode – working with a group of all-star musicians at Harry J's and King Tubby's Studio – all to craft these spare, bassy grooves that are completely out of sight! There's a sense of understatement here that separates the music from later dub work – and the record's a great reminder that sometimes less is more – especially when it comes to exploring the deeper sides of the sonic spectrum. Titles include "Chalist Dub", "Staga Dub", "Dread Dub", "Mistry Maker Dub", "Red Gold & Green Dub", "Peace & Love Dub", and "Who Is The Dub". CD

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✨✧ King TubbyRoots Of Dub ... LP
Total Sounds (Jamaica), 1974. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
The Roots Of Dub from The Dub Master – the one-and-only King Tubby – heard here in one of a trio of crucial records he cut in the mid 70s – all of which really helped define the sound of dub at the time! The production is wonderful – and the album rumbles with floor-shaking bass, thunderous reverb drops, and chattering echo – nicing up the heavy-duty rhythms laid down by the Aggrovators, with results that still blow away most of the competition. Hail to the King! Titles include "Natty Dub", "Dub Magnificent", "A First Class Dub", "the Stepping Dub", "Rude Boy Dub", "Dub You Can Feel", and "Dread Locks Dub". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue on Jamaican Records.)

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King Tubby & Prince JammyDub Gone 2 Crazy ... CD
Blood & Fire (UK), Mid/Late 70s. Used ... $4.99
More jumping Bunny Lee rhythms blessed by Tubby's echoplex! Taking what they first documented on the Dub Gone Crazy compilation to the next level, this set highlights a number of rhythms that had been voiced by Johnny Clarke and taken even farther out than the previous set, with thunderous reverb and cascading echoes. Yet another essential, with 14 tracks including "King Tubby's in Fine Style", "African Sounds", "Channel is a Joker", "The Poor Barber" & "Higher Ranking". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ King Tubby & The AggrovatorsShalom Dub ... LP
Klik (UK), 1975. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Shalom means "peace" no matter what the setting – but it's especially apt here, in a righteous set of dubs from King Tubby and The Aggrovators! The album's got a laidback vibe that really reflects the personal inner spirit that was taking hold of the Jamaican scene at the time – a mode that's more understated than on some of the big lyrical anthems of the time, but which comes through beautifully in the way that Tubby and crew are able to center themselves instrumentally. Bunny Lee produced, and dubs are of tracks by Cornell Campbell, Derrick Morgan, Mighty Diamonds, Johnny Clarke, and others – on titles that include "Natty Dub", "Lee's Dub", "I'm Gone Dub", "Rasta Train Dub", "Feel Lost Dub", "Dawn Dub", "Move Out Of Babylon Dub", "Country Boy Dub", "True Believer Dub", and "When Will I Find My Way Dub". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue on Jamaican Records.)

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✨✧ Harry Mudie & King TubbyHarry Mudie Meet King Tubby's In Dub Conference Vol 2 ... LP
Moodisc, 1977. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Second volume of sweet, soulful dubs, with Harry Mudie turning over the choicest pieces from his catalog of rhythms to the great King Tubby to dub up, and he does so in fine, fine form. Tubby's respectful but still radical reworking of these numbers is one of our favorite, though lesser known dub sets. 10 tracks in all: "World Dub Conference", "Marijuana Dub", "Heart Leap Dub", "Dub Inside Out", "Melody In Dub", "Jungle Walk Dub", "Macka Back Dub", "Don't Play With Dub", "Planet Dub" and "Drifting Dub". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue.)

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Fontella BassIt's Hard To Get Back In/Talking About Freedom ... 7-inch
Paula, Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $8.99
A hard-wailing single from the great Fontella Bass! "Hard To Get Back In" is tight and funky soul – a nice little groover that has Fontella singing a lot stronger than in her early Chess years, with backings arranged by Bobby Patterson. "Talking" has a mix of strings and soul – and is a very righteous cut with a wonderful message, and a slow little groove that's really tasty! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Ronn/Jewel/Paula sleeve.)

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BeatlesAbbey Road ... LP
Apple, 1969. Very Good- ... $19.99
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
(US Apple pressing, in the un-cropped cover missing "Her Majesty", matrix ending in H21/A18.)

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BeatlesAbbey Road (2CD anniversary edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Apple, 1969. New Copy ... On September 27, 2019
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 19.99

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BeatlesAbbey Road (anniversary edition – picture disc) ... LP
Apple, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... On September 27, 2019
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 ... LP 19.99

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BeatlesAbbey Road (anniversary edition) ... LP
Apple, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... On September 27, 2019
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
(2019 stereo mix.)
Also available Abbey Road ... LP 19.99

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BeatlesRubber Soul ... LP
Capitol, 1965. Very Good+ ... $49.99
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
(Mono Mexican pressing with rainbow labels.)

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George BensonGood King Bad ... LP
CTI, 1975. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $5.99
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

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Black SabbathParanoid ... LP
Warner, 1971. Very Good Gatefold ... $24.99
Quite possibly the greatest moment of genius ever from Black Sabbath – and a genre-changing record that influenced generations! The group are at their lean, raw best here – free from any cliches at all, and working in an incredibly heady brew of fuzzy guitar, romping bass, and dark drums – all topped by the instantly recognizable screech of the young Ozzy Osborne! Guitarist Tony Iommi virtually redefines rock use of the guitar with this record alone – and the Oz follows suit with some of the creepiest vocals set to record ever. Titles include the classics "Paranoid" and "Iron Man", plus "War Pigs", "Planet Caravan", "Electric Funeral", "Hand Of Doom", and "Rat Salad". LP, Vinyl record album
(Burbank label pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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Bobby BlandGet On Down With Bobby Bland ... LP
ABC, 1975. Very Good ... $1.99
Brilliant later work by Bobby Blue Bland – done with backings that are much fuller than on his earlier albums – a mixture of strings and horns that really expand the sound! That doesn't keep things from being soulful, though – as Bobby's in incredible form vocally, really rising to the occasion of the session with some of his best vocal performances of the decade. Great throughout – and one of his few true classic sessions after the early Duke years. Titles include "Today I Started Loving You Again", "I Take It On Home", "I Hate You", "If Fingerprints Showed Up On Skin", and "Too Far Gone". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring & edge wear.)

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Bobby Blue BlandAin't Nothing You Can Do ... LP
Duke, 1964. Poor ... Just Sold Out!
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
(Original orange label Duke pressing. NOTE – Cover is in nice shape, but vinyl skips due to a heat warp. Label notes that it skips.)

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Tommy Boyce & Bobby HartI Wonder What She's Doing Tonite ... LP
A&M, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Brilliant 60s pop from the team of Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart – best known for their key early songwriting work for The Monkees, but a heck of a great duo on their own! Boyce & Hart have a sparkly, sunshiney sound that's very much a part of The Monkees generation – a beautiful post-folk, post-surf blend of styles, and one that's served up with all the warmth and charm that made The Monkees so great – yet also with some cool twists and turns that make a record like this so great – the kind of chance-taking that A&M sometimes allowed its artists to take at the time! Backings are super-groovy – arranged by Artie Butler and Don McGinis – and titles include "I Wonder What She's Doing Tonite", "Teardrop City", "I Wanna Be Free", "The Countess", "Population", and "Two For The Price Of One" – a great cover of a Larry Williams & Johnny Watson soul tune! LP, Vinyl record album
(Brown label stereo pressing. Cover has a small cutout hole and an address stamp.)

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Bobby BoydI Like What You Do To Me/Girl Like You ... 7-inch
Athens Of The North (UK), Early 80s. New Copy ... $7.99
There's some sweet 80s basswork on this one – that kind of dipping pedal groove that's peppered with plenty of keyboards – all making for this bright, crackling sound that gets plenty of deeper soul elements from Bobby Boyd's vocals! Lots of percussion kicks off "Girl I Like You" – giving the whole thing a tribal groove sort of vibe – while riffing guitar and keyboards set off the rhythms next to the sparkling vocals of Bobby and the group! Nice breakdown near the end, too. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Bobby CallenderRainbow ... LP
MGM, 1968. Very Good ... $29.99
A weird one. The album's sort of a trippy mix of psychedlia, soul, and jazziness – with production by Alan Lorber in a similar style to other projects of his from the same time (like the Lotus Palace album on Verve.) Bobby Callender sings in a style that's infused with a sense of knowledge and righteousness, but which is also a bit more devoid of soul than you'd expect from the cool cover of the album. Still, he's got some nice musicians backing him up, and a blend of instruments that includes organ, funky drums, and even sitar – so the overall sound's pretty cool. Titles include "Rainbow", "Symphonic Pictures", "A Man", "Mother Superior", and "Purple". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM promo copy. Cover has some patches of peeled paper, and light staining along the bottom seam from moisture. Also has a "DJ" sticker on the front. Includes original insert.)

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John Carter & Bobby BradfordFlight For Four ... CD
Flying Dutchman/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $13.99
Spectacular work from one of the most groundbreaking groups of its time – the legendary John Carter/Bobby Bradford Quartet – quite possibly the hippest thing going in the LA scene of the late 60s! The group includes Carter on alto and tenor, Bradford on trumpet – working together in these amazing lines that have both players running off together in a style that's free, but often quite rhythmic – spurred on to move past the new freedoms unlocked by the Ornette Coleman group a few years before! Yet the vibe here is very different than Ornette, too – given the bold, righteous power that comes through in the voices of both players – working here at a level that seems to blow away just about anything else going on in the American avant garde at the time. The group has just two more players to round out its amazing sound – Tom Williamson on bass, and Bruz Freeman (brother of Von and George!) on drums – and all tracks are long and free, yet also fragile and intimate – with an almost painterly sense of beauty and emotion that stands in stark contrast to much of the avant work of the time coming out of the east coast. Titles include "Domino", "Abstractions For Three Lovers", "Woman", and "The Second Set". CD
(Part of the Flying Dutchman 1000 Master Collection!)

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Blossom Dearie/Bobby JasparAdorable Blossom Dearie (3CD set) ... CD
El (UK), Late 50s. New Copy 3CD ... $18.99
A great look at the earliest years of the lovely Blossom Dearie – and a set that also features a surprising amount of work from reedman Bobby Jaspar, who was making big waves on the Paris jazz scene at the same time the young Blossom was living in France! CD1 features the pair together – a lovely set of duos with Bobby on flute and Blossom on piano, pulled from a rare 7" EP – which is then followed by a set of piano instrumentals lead by Dearie, from the album Jazz Sweet – a French-only release! The CD then follows with Blossom's great vocal jazz group The Blues Stars Of France – with tracks from both their first album and their rare EP – great vocal harmony numbers of bebop tunes. CD2 features Blossom's famous self-titled album for Verve – a great American debut – but then follows with lots more rare material, including a Blue Stars 7" single, a rare Dave Lambert & Buddy Stewart 78rpm single, and even other vocal tracks by Annie Ross and King Pleasure. CD3 mostly features material that focuses on the talents of Bobby Jaspar on flute – some under his own leadership, plus more with other artists and groups, including work with singer Helen Merrill, guitarist Rene Thomas, and trombonist JJ Johnson. 75 tracks in all – and a booklet of notes! CD

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Bobby Fuller FourMagic Touch – The Complete Mustang Singles ... CD
Mustang/Now Sounds (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $12.99
Tremendous work from the great Bobby Fuller – not the early Texas tapes that have recently been the stuff of much interest on the market – but instead the well-crafted singles he cut in Los Angeles – working at the Mustang label with pop maestro Bob Keane! These tunes are still plenty raw, and the fierce, raspy tone of Fuller's guitar is very much upfront in the mix – hugely powerful, even when there's no other element stepping forth in the lead – and still pretty important, even when the group starts adding some vocals! The package presents all the Mustang singles in rare mono mixes for the first time together in one place – and a number of the tracks here are actually different recordings than the better-known stereo tracks, supported with the kind of great notes and high sound quality we always love from the Now Sounds label – and the set includes a few related tracks by Jay Horton and the Randy Fuller Four. Titles include "These Memories Of You", "Our Favorite Martian", "Wolfman", "Let Her Dance", "Thunder Reef", "I Fought The Law", "Love's Made A Fool Of You", "My True Love", "I Trip On You Girl", "Little Annie Lou", "You Kiss Me", "Never To Be Forgotten", "The Things You Do", and "Don't Ever Let Me Know". CD

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Beth Gibbons & Polish National Radio Symphony OrchestraHenryk Gorecki – Symphony No 3 (Symphony Of Sorrowful Songs) (180 gram pressing with DVD & download) ... LP
Domino, 2019. New Copy Gatefold ... $35.99 38.98
An incredible combination of talents – all with results that are even greater than the sum of its parts – as the voice of Beth Gibbons fronts Symphony No 3 by Henryk Gorecki, all beautifully conducted by the hands of Krzystof Penderecki! Somehow, there's a quality here that's really transcendent of all three creative talents involved – a work that's got plenty of depth, but maybe not all the darkness you might expect – not just because Gibbons' vocalizations create this very human angle, but also because Penderecki also seems to be working from a more alive tonal palette – at least more than we're used to – using the symphony with these quietly building waves of sound – which, mixed with the voice, almost makes the whole thing feel like some more ambitious project from 4AD. LP, Vinyl record album
(Indie exclusive deluxe edition – in a gatefold sleeve, with 16 page booklet, and a bonus DVD of the very vivid concert!)

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Doc Gibbs & PicanteServin It Up! Hot!!! ... CD
2001. Used ... $5.99
Doc Gibbs plays congas, timbales, and various percussion instruments working with a small core group alongside guest artists like Jon Lucien, Gerald Albright, John Blake, Terrell Stafford, & Gerald Veasley. CD
(Out of print, CDr release.)

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✨✧ Michael Gibbs/Gary BurtonFestival 69 (3CD set) ... CD
Turtle (UK), 1969. New Copy 3 CDs ... $19.99
A fantastic combination of modern jazz talents – the groundbreaking Gary Burton Quartet, and the young avant ensemble of trombonist Mike Gibbs! The set begins with a fantastic performance by Burton's group – heard here in a lineup that has the guitar of Dave Pritchard sharing equal chromatic roles with Burton's beautiful vibes – alongside sublime bass from Steve Swallow, and drums from Bill Goodwin. Gary solos on a great version of "Chega De Saudade", and other tunes include "General Mojo's Well Laid Plan", "Arise Her Eyes", "And On The Third Day", "Ballet", and "Portsmith Configurations". CD 2 features a full set by Gibbs' group – in a rare recording before their debut album – with a lineup that includes Kenny Wheeler and Trevor Barber on trumpets, Alan Skidmore and Ray Warleigh on saxes, Chris Spedding on guitar, and Chris Pyne on trombone with Gibbs. Tracks are all long, and really beautiful – and include "Nowhere", "Walter L", "Tanglewood 63", and "Sojourn/June The 15th 1967". There's also vibes on these performances, but the notes are a bit unclear – so we're not sure if they're by Burton, or Frank Ricotti – who also worked with Gibbs. Burton's group returns on the funky track "Doin The Pig" – and then CD3 features a full second performance from earlier in 1969 – with a group that also includes John Surman on soprano, Mike Osborne on alto, Henry Lowther on trumpet, Jack Bruce on bass, and Ricotti on vibes. Titles on this set include "Feelings & Things/June The 15th 1967", "Sweet Rain", "Family Joy Oh Boy", and "Fly Time Fly Sigh". CD

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Terry GibbsSmoke Em Up ... LP
Jazz A La Carte, 1978. Very Good Gatefold ... $4.99
An unusual album from vibist Terry Gibbs – cut for a small label, and with a very groovy sound! The set's got work from Lou Levy on piano, Conte Candoli on trumpet, and Bob Cooper on tenor – and titles include the Gibbs originals "Nina", "4AM", "Smoke Em Up", and "Chant Of Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a name in marker and a small piece of masking tape on back.)

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Terry GibbsThat Swing Thing ... LP
Verve, 1961. Very Good+ ... $7.99
One of Terry Gibbs' most hard-hitting records for Verve – a live date recorded at Shelly's Manne-Hole in the early 60s, with tight quartet backing and plenty of room to solo! The group here features Pat Moran on piano, Jimmy Bond on bass, and Gary Frommer on drums – and Terry's hitting the vibes with a hard, chromatic style that's really great – different than his early years, and with a tremendous sense of power that really comes through on all tracks. Titles include "Let My People Blow", "Moanin", "Stella By Starlight", "Three Blind Mice", and "Mannehole March". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing, with deep groove.)

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Tubby HayesSwinging Giant Vol 1 ... CD
Jasmine (UK), 1955. Used ... $2.99
Seminal early work by British tenor giant Tubby Hayes – lifted from some of his mid 50s eps for the Tempo label! The records show Tubbs as a great solos even in his early days, blowing hard and tight in a slightly larger group with trumpets by Jimmy Deuchar and Dickie Hawdon, and in a laidback quartet with Harry South on piano. The tracks feature Hayes racing along at a tight bop-heavy mode, and kicking back for some of those open-ended solos he was so great at on the mellow tracks. Titles include "Peace Pipe", "May Ray", "Monsoon", "Orient Line", "Fidelius", "Tootsie Roll", and "Evil Eyes". 17 tracks in all! CD

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Tubby HayesSyndicate – Live At The Hopbine 1968 Vol 1 ... CD
Gearbox (UK), 1968. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
A very very cool live set from the great tenorist Tubby Hayes – one that has him working in an unusual quartet with Louis Stewart on guitar – a setting that makes a really nice change for Hayes! The track are all very long and open – three of the four are past the ten minute mark – and Stewart's guitar often provides this rhythmic comping while Tubby solos – creating blocks of chromatic sound that make for a wonderful counterpart to the sharper, soulful lines from Hayes as he creates with the sort of non-stop energy we love in his live performances. The rest of the group includes Kenny Baldock on bass and Spike Wells on drums – and titles include "The Syndicate", "Gingerbread Boy", "The Inner Splurge", and "The Gentle Rain". CD

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Al HibblerEarly One Morning ... LP
LMI, 1964. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
Late work from Al Hibbler – and pretty darn hip stuff, recorded with the Roland Hanna trio, in a very different mode than his work in the 50s! Al's still got that deeper than deep vocal style here, but the arrangements swing a bit more than usual, and the trio-only backing gives the tunes a lighter finish than some of Al's work for Decca. Titles include "The Very Thought Of You", "I Can't Put My Arms Around A Memory", "Believe It, Beloved", "Prison-Bound Blues", and "Dedicated To You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover is in nice shape.)

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Johnny Hodges & Wild Bill DavisBlue Rabbit ... LP
Verve, 1963. Very Good- ... $7.99
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
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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Peter Howell & John FerdinandoAlice Through The Looking Glass ... CD
Agincourt/Lion, 1969. New Copy ... $6.99
Trippy psychedelic folk tunes from Peter Howell & John Ferdinando – music for the Ditchling Players' production of Lewis Carroll's Alice Through The Looking Glass from 1969 – plus additionally material that didn't end up in the play! Overall, an evocative mix of traditional folky touches with psychedelia era strangeness – played with organ, glockenspiel, acoustic and electric guitar, mandolin, autoharp, and strange elements of percussion! Includes "The March Of The Chessmen", "Dance Of The Talking Flowers", "Alice's Train Journey", "Dium And Dee", "Alice Meets The Knights", "Her Majesty Queen Alice", "Whose Dream?" and more. CD includes 13 bonus tracks including a number of brief sections and effects including "March of The Chessmen, Part 1", "Jabberwocky Part" and "Jabberwocky Acoustic Section", "Whose Dream? Try-Out", "Dance Of The Talking Flowers Instrumental" and more. CD

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Freddie HubbardBody & The Soul ... CD
Impulse, 1963. Used ... $7.99
A real standout in the early career of trumpeter Freddie Hubbard – a very unique session that has him working with some larger arrangements in the background – blowing these magical solos over the top, while still hitting a great edge with the rest of the musicians as well! There's a sound here that's unlike anything else we can think of – including other big band trumpet dates of the time – partly because the set features a fair bit of arrangements by Wayne Shorter – a very rare side of his talents, but one that's equally as soulful as his sublime small group albums of the time. The record has an undeniable depth right from the start – magical, mystical, and very soulful – with a group that includes Eric Dolphy and Wayne Shorter on saxes, Curtis Fuller on trombone, Cedar Walton on piano, and Reggie Workman on bass. Tracks include "Chocolate Shake", "Thermo", "Clarence's Place", and "Aries". CD
(Out of print.)

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Freddie HubbardFastball – Live At The Left Bank ... CD
Hyena, 1967. Used ... $6.99
Great live material – recorded during the late 60s as part of the Left Bank Jazz Society series in Baltimore, but never issued until now! The work captures Freddie Hubbard in that great Atlantic Records mode – crafting a mixture of hip hardbop and nascent 70s soul soloing, working here with a quintet that features all wonderful players, including Benny Maupin on tenor, Kenny Barron on piano, Herbie Lewis on bass, and Freddie Waits on drums. The set's essential work if you dig Hubbard at this key moment – titles include "Pensativa", "Echoes Of Blue", "Crisis", "Willow Weep For Me", and "Bob's Place". CD

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Freddie HubbardFirst Light ... CD
CTI, 1972. Used ... $3.99
Sweet early CTI work from trumpeter Freddie Hubbard – the kind of groundbreaking electric jazz that really helped him find a new space in the 70s! The album follows strongly from Freddie's classic Red Clay set for CTI – and like that one, it features extended tracks that build beautifully as they roll on – taking Freddie's airy trumpet as the base, and layering in electric piano, flute, guitar, and percussion – plus some wonderfully subtle strings – used sparely, but in just the right way to underscore the wider vision of the record. Arrangements are by the mighty Don Sebesky – and other players include George Benson on guitar, Hubert Laws on flute, Phil Kraus on vibes, and Airto on percussion – plus Richard Wyands on the keys, making a rare CTI appearance here. Titles include a surprisingly great version of "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey" which has some great breaks in the middle – plus "First Light", "Moment To Moment", and "Yesterday's Dreams". CD
(Out of print CBS pressing.)
Also available First Light ... LP 14.99

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✨✧ Freddie HubbardFirst Light ... LP
CTI, 1972. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $14.99
Sweet early CTI work from trumpeter Freddie Hubbard – the kind of groundbreaking electric jazz that really helped him find a new space in the 70s! The album follows strongly from Freddie's classic Red Clay set for CTI – and like that one, it features extended tracks that build beautifully as they roll on – taking Freddie's airy trumpet as the base, and layering in electric piano, flute, guitar, and percussion – plus some wonderfully subtle strings – used sparely, but in just the right way to underscore the wider vision of the record. Arrangements are by the mighty Don Sebesky – and other players include George Benson on guitar, Hubert Laws on flute, Phil Kraus on vibes, and Airto on percussion – plus Richard Wyands on the keys, making a rare CTI appearance here. Titles include a surprisingly great version of "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey" which has some great breaks in the middle – plus "First Light", "Moment To Moment", and "Yesterday's Dreams". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has a cutout notch.)
Also available First Light ... CD 3.99

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Freddie HubbardGleam ... CD
CBS/BGO (UK), 1975. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99
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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