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BB KingLucille ... LP
Bluesway, 1968. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $49.99
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
(Rainbow label ABC/Bluesway pressing. Vinyl is nice! Cover has some surface wear.)

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BB KingLucille (Jukebox EP) ... 7-inch
ABC, 1971. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $24.99
Includes "You Move Me So", "No Money No Luck", "I Need Your Love", "Rainin' All The Time", "I'm With You", and "Stop Putting The Hurt On Me". 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Includes a full sheet of jukebox strips too!)

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✨✧ BB KingMakin Love Is Good For You ... CD
MCA, 2000. Used ... $4.99
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, punch through barcode.)

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BB KingMidnight Believer ... LP
ABC, 1978. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Bobby Bland & BB KingTogether Again – Live ... LP
MCA, 1976. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Titles include "Let The Good Times Roll", and lots of medley numbers of classic blues! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some edge wear.)

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✨✧ BB KingBest Of BB King ... LP
ABC, 1960s/1970s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(80s MCA pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ BB KingGuess Who ... LP
ABC, 1972. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
BB King's collapsed here on the beach in California – and maybe that's because he gave so much energy to the session – which is a lot more full than some of his previous work from the 60s! The whole thing is a mix of blues and soul – some larger charts that really provide a great backdrop for BB's vocals, which dominate a bit more in the set than his guitar – although there's definitely a few tracks here that feature that trademark King magic on the strings! Titles include "Just Can't Please You", "Any Other Way", "Guess Who", "Better Lovin Man", "Five Long Years", and "Shouldn't Have Left Me". LP, Vinyl record album

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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 KingIndianola Mississippi Seeds ... LP
ABC, 1970. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing with Artisan etch. Cover has some surface wear and aging, a small worn spot at the spine, small cutout hole, and a squiggle of pen on back.)

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✨✧ BB KingLA Midnight ... LP
ABC, 1972. Very Good+ ... Temporarily 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
(In the textured cover.)

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✨✧ BB KingLive In Cook County Jail ... LP
ABC, 1971. Very Good+ ... 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
(Black label stereo pressing in the textured cover.)

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✨✧ BB KingThere Must Be A Better World Somewhere ... CD
MCA, 1981. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode & booklet.)

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✨✧ BB KingLive At The Regal (180 gram pressing) ... LP
ABC/Geffen, 1965. New Copy (reissue)... 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". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ BB KingAll Over Again/Things You Put Me Through ... 7-inch
ABC, 1965. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
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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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T Bone WalkerEvery Day I Have The Blues (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Flying Dutchman/Ace (UK), 1969. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
A sweet funky set from the mighty T-Bone Walker – a record that still includes loads of his wickedly sharp guitar lines, but which also gives him a tight groove with electric bass and great drums from the legendary Paul Humphrey! The bottom end here kicks as much as Walker's work on the top – which gives the record a cool crossover mix of blues, soul, and funk – not that different from some of the funky blues experiments going on over at Chess Records at the time, but with more of an LA twist. A young Tom Scott plays some great tenor lines on the record – and titles include "Vietnam", "T Bone Blues Special", "Sail On", "For BB King", "Cold Cold Feeling", and "Shake It Baby". CD features two bonus tracks – live versions of "Sail On" and "Stormy Monday Blues". 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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✨✧ VariousCuba In America 1939 to 1962 (3CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 30s/1940s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 3 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
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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✨✧ VariousDown Home Blues (Malaco) ... LP
Malaco, 1988. Near Mint- 2LP ... $9.99
Includes selections by Johnnie Taylor, ZZ Hill, Denise LaSalle, Latimore, Bobby Bland, Little Richard, Little Milton, Koko Taylor, Luther Ingram, McKinley Mitchell, BB King, Robert Cray, J Blackfoot, Johnny Winter, Shirley Brown, Albert King, Jimmy Reed, and Slim Harpo. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some surface wear and bent corners.)

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VariousGreat Tomato Blues Package ... CD
Tomato, Late 30s/1940s/1950s/1960s. Used 2 CDs ... $6.99
Music from Chuck Berry, Ray Charles, Bo Diddley, Billie Holiday, Elmore James, BB King, Leadbelly, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Jimmy Reed, Koko Taylor, Muddy Waters, more. CD
(Out of print. Booklet cover has numerous age spots.)

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VariousKent & Modern Records Blues Into The 60s Vol 1 – Dirty Work Going On ... CD
Ace/Kent (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.99
A huge collection of rare blues material from west coast powerhouse label Kent/Modern Records – a really important indie during the postwar R&B scene in LA, still going strong here well into the 60s! Modern was a real pioneer in recording electrified blues during the 50s – maybe every bit as important as Chess Records, with a roster of talent that drew from the Memphis and Texas scenes, and which also included blues musicians who'd migrated west as well! The Modern approach always lived up to its name – helping evolve rootsier styles into more sophisticated modes, often unlocking currents of jazz and nascent soul in the music – so that by the time of the 60s, the company (and its related Kent Records imprint) kept on moving things forward – recording so much amazing work, a good deal of it was never even issued on record at the time. That's definitely the case here – as the collection brings together a large number of tracks that either appear here for the first time ever, or which didn't make their debut until Japanese CD releases back in the 90s – brought together in a collection of 26 tracks with plenty of appeal for fans of raw soul too. Titles include "Blues In G Minor" by Big Jay McNeely, "Let Me Be Your Eagle Baby (take 1)" by King Solomon, "Go Ahead (take 1)" by Fillmore Slim, "Jimmy's Special" by Little Joe Blue, "Sweet Little Angel" by Larry Davis, "Jealous Woman" by T-Bone Walker, "On My Way Back Home (alt)" by Flash Terry, "Fast Gun Annie" by Billy Ray, "Consider Yourself (ext)" by Stacy Johnson, "Down Now (take 3)" by BB King, "New Figure" by King Solomon, and "One Thing We Know" by Flash Terry. CD

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VariousMedicine Ball Caravan – Music From The Motion Picture ... CD
Warner/Wounded Bird, 1971. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
One of the less-remembered records from the era of the giant rock festival – a set of tracks that were recorded during a wild cross-country hippie caravan! Although maybe not another Woodstock, the album does have some long live tracks that are really worth seeking out – in a relatively surprising blend of musicians that makes for a pretty interesting record overall! Highlights include a searing eight minute take on "Black Juju" by Alice Cooper, a ten minute medley of "How Blue Can You Get/Just A Little Love" by BB King, a twelve minute "Freakout/It Takes A Lot To Laugh" by Stoneground, a version of "Free The People" by Delaney & Bonnie, one of the rawest Doug Kershaw performances we've ever heard on "Louisiana Man/Battle Of New Orleans/Orange Blossom Special", Sal Valentino singing "Dreambo", and the Youngbloods tracks "Hippie From Olema" and "Act Naturally", both nicely tongue in cheek. CD

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VariousTribute To Curtis Mayfield (2021 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Warner, 1994. New Copy 2LP ... On July 17, 2021
Music from Gladys Knight, Steve Winwood, Lenny Kravitz, Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, the Isley Brothers, Aretha Franklin, BB King, Rod Stewart, Phil Collins & more. (Note: This item is not for sale online until noon on Saturday, July 17. It is in limited supply – and by nature of the Record Store Day rules it will be offered for sale first to customers who visit the Dusty Groove retail outlet in Chicago the morning of Saturday, July 17. It will not be pre-sold or reserved in any way. However, after noon on July 17 we will offer up whatever we have left for sale online.) LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Gary Burton & FriendsSix Pack ... CD
GRP, 1992. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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, mark through barcode.)

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✨✧ VariousBlues Masters Vol 9 – Postmodern Blues ... CD
Rhino, Late 60s/1970s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Music from Earl Hooker, BB King, Albert King, Bobbly Bland, Latimore, Son Seals, Koko Taylor, Albert Collins, Delbert & Glen, the James Harman Band, and more. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousSolid Gold Soul 1970 ... CD
Time Life, 1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Music from Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, the Chairmen of the Board, the 5 Stairsteps, the Supremes, the Delfonics, the Temptations, the Jackson 5, Aretha Franklin, BB King, Edwin Starr, the Spinners, James Brown, and more – 21 tracks in all. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousColor Of Money ... LP
MCA, 1986. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Features selections by Don Henley, Robert Palmer, Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, Willie Dixon, BB King, and Warren Zevon. LP, Vinyl record album
 
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VariousBlues With A Difference ... CD
Rounder, 1988. Used ... $0.99
A mini-CD sampler with 4 tracks from Johnny Adams, Walter Wolfman Washington, Lowell Fulson, and Bobby King & Terry Evans. CD
(An unusual mini-CD release from 1988 that comes with a special plastic adapter for use in regular CD players – patent pending!)

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✨✧ Chad & JeremyOf Cabbages & Kings ... LP
Columbia, 1967. Very Good+ ... $19.99
A dream of a record from Chad & Jeremy – a fantastic bit of psychedelic pop produced by Gary Usher! The album's got quite a different feel than the rest of the duo's work – as their standard Brit pop style is augmented by lots of extra strings and woodwinds, super-baroque in a beautiful post-Pet Sounds sort of way. The songs are wonderful, too – with themes on the rise and fall of modern life, very much in a Kinks sort of style – with titles like "Busman's Holiday", "Rest In Peace", "Family Way", "Can I See You", and the extended "Progress Suite". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo 360 Sound pressing, etched matrix ending in 1-C. Back cover has light surface wear.)

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Sylk 130Rising (radio edit, 95 north club mix, joshua's dubble bubble dub, king britt's '80s dub) ... CD
Six Degrees, 2011. Used ... $3.99
Features vocal by Kathy Sledge. CD
(Mark through barcode.)

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✨✧ Freddie HubbardBreaking Point! ... CD
Blue Note, 1966. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Pivotal work from Freddie Hubbard – a tight, edgey quintet side with a 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! 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. Other tunes include "Breaking Point", "Far Away", "Blue Frenzy", and "D Minor Mint". CD
(Out of print early 90s pressing.)

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✨✧ Freddie HubbardBreaking Point! (RVG edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1966. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Pivotal work from Freddie Hubbard – a tight, edgey quintet side with a 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! 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. Other tunes include "Breaking Point", "Far Away", "Blue Frenzy", and "D Minor Mint". CD features 2 bonus tracks – 45 rpm takes of "Blue Frenzy" and "Mirrors". CD
(Out of print.)

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Butcher Brown#KingButch ... CD
Concord, 2020. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Fantastically jamming genius from Butcher Brown – a contemporary funk combo, but one with a sound that owes nothing to anyone else! These guys aren't retro, or any kind of jamband offshoot – and instead, they rework vintage instrumentation with a very fresh feel of their own – a groove that's been well-nurtured on previous releases, and which really explodes here – heavy with Fender Rhodes, bass, guitar, and drums – and getting occasional vocals touches from Tennishu, who also blows trumpet and tenor! There's maybe a bit more vocals than before, but they're right on the money, and perfect for the sound – on cuts that include "1992", "Broad Rock", "Cabbage", "#KingButch", "Gum In My Mouth", "Hopscotch", "Tidal Wave", "For The City", "IDK", and "Love Lock". CD
Also available #KingButch ... LP 18.99

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Butcher Brown#KingButch ... LP
Concord, 2020. New Copy ... $18.99 21.99
Fantastically jamming genius from Butcher Brown – a contemporary funk combo, but one with a sound that owes nothing to anyone else! These guys aren't retro, or any kind of jamband offshoot – and instead, they rework vintage instrumentation with a very fresh feel of their own – a groove that's been well-nurtured on previous releases, and which really explodes here – heavy with Fender Rhodes, bass, guitar, and drums – and getting occasional vocals touches from Tennishu, who also blows trumpet and tenor! There's maybe a bit more vocals than before, but they're right on the money, and perfect for the sound – on cuts that include "1992", "Broad Rock", "Cabbage", "#KingButch", "Gum In My Mouth", "Hopscotch", "Tidal Wave", "For The City", "IDK", and "Love Lock". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available #KingButch ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Mike GibbsJust Ahead ... CD
BGO (UK), 1972. Used ... $18.99
An ebullient groover from British arranger Mike Gibbs – quite possibly his funkiest album ever, and a great little session recorded live at Ronnie Scotts during a week's residency in 1972! As with other albums from the time, Gibbs is working here with a brilliant array of players who include some of the leading lights of the British jazz rock scene of the period – a lineup that includes Chris Spedding on guitar, Frank Ricotti on vibes, Chris Pyne on trombone, Kenny Wheeler and Harry Becket on trumpets, Ray Warleigh on sax and flute, and Alan Skidmore on soprano and tenor sax – all coming together in a blend of acoustic and electric elements that bristles with fresh imagination, free-thinking solos, and some nicely grooving rhythms. Tracks are all long, and titles include the Gibbs originals "So Long Gone", "Three", "Nowhere", and "Just A Head" – plus versions of "Sing Me Softly Of The Blues", "Grow Your Own", "Country Roads", and "Mother Of The Dead Man". CD
(Out of print.)

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Bobby HatfieldStay With Me – The Richard Perry Sessions ... CD
Warner/Omnivore, 1971. New Copy ... $15.99 16.99
A never-issued album from Bobby Hatfield – best known as one half of The Righteous Brothers, but also a great solo act on his own! The set's from a time when the Brothers had split, and Bobby was working out some different styles of his own – most famously a move to more roots-oriented work on a record for MGM, but also this great set of fuller pop produced by the young Richard Perry! There's a really great vibe to these tunes – lofty arrangements on one hand, the sort that set those magnificent Hatfield vocals in action – blended with a few more homey touches, which includes nice work from Al Kooper on piano, and saxes from Bobby Keys. The quality's like a great maturation of the later Righteous Brothers sound – with a solo singer, of course – and titles include "Stay With Me", "Oo Wee Baby I Love You", What Is Life", "In The Still Of The Night", "Baby Don't You Do It", and "Sour Milk Sea". Also includes two tracks that were issued as a single at the time. CD

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SBB & NOSPRZ Milosci Jestem – Live ... CD
GAD (Poland), 2021. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
New work from legendary Polish prog group SBB – working here with added orchestrations, at a level that really helps bring back their music with a heck of a lot of force! SBB always had a wonderfully complex quality to their sound – different than some of their Western European contemporaries, but with an equal ability to hit harder, more straightforwardly rocking moments when needed – which here make for a great blend with the larger orchestrations give them support – adding new currents of drama, and making this older group sound a heck of a lot better than you might expect! Titles include "Ciecie", "Freedom With Us", "Memeto Z Banalnym Tryptykiem", "Going Away", "Odlot", and "Walkin Around The Stormy Bay". CD

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Bobby WatsonKeepin It Real ... CD
Smoke Sessions, 2020. New Copy ... $13.99 17.99
Bobby Watson's always keeping it real in our book – as the alto saxophonist maybe hasn't made a bad record ever, and has continued to turn out the sort of fantastic music we loved right when he was an up-and-comer in an 80s version of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers! Here, Bobby's working with some key talents from his solo years – a re-formed New Horizon group that features excellent work on bass from Curtis Lundy, drums from Victor Jones, and piano from Victor Gould – plus trumpet work on some tracks by Josh Evans and on others by Giveton Gellin! The use of trumpet is somewhat striking, as it's an instrument that's not always in place on some of Bobby's small combo sessions – and both Evans and Gellin are clearly inspired by the warmth of the leader – as both soar out with a wonderfully full, rich sound that only adds to the classic soulful touch of Watson on the alto. Titles include Watson and Lundy originals "Keepin It Real", "One For John", "My Song", "The Mystery of Ebop", and "Elementary My Dear Watson 2020" – plus a nice take on the Donny Hathaway tune "Someday We'll All Be Free". CD

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✨✧ Freddie HubbardNight Of The Cookers Volumes 1 & 2 (RVG edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1965. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
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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. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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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Pat MartinoFootprints ... CD
Savoy, 1975. Used ... $7.99
Martino plays in a 2-guitar quartet – with Bobby Rose backing him up on guitar, plus rhythm accompaniment by Richard Davis and Billy Higgins. The sound's definitely in the trippier, post-hippie style of Martino's work, with a sort of looseness and fluidity that you either love or hate, but a nicely swinging rhythm underneath. Titles include "Footprints", "Road Song", "The Visit", and "Alone Together". CD

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✨✧ Little BrotherListening ... LP
ABB, 2002. Near Mint- 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The debut from North Carolina organic hip hop crew Little Brother – an unexpectly strong and soulful effort in the vein of the Roots, mid-career Tribe Called Quest, and early Slum Village! The trio of Phonte, Pooh, and 9th Wonder have been kicking around Durham, NC and the southern hip hop scene for a while – representing the Justus League collective and other groups – but they have a stronger foundation with Little Brother that should make them known the world over if there's any true justice out there! Fans of the Okayplayers and the above mentioned artists will find much to love here – laid back, southern-drenched soulful hip hop (as opposed to hip hop soul) – and let's all thank ABB for thinking beyond the Bay, nurturing some truly worthy status quo defying artists, and giving the south some left coast indie support!!! Tracks include "Morning", "Groupie Pt. 2", "For You", "Speed", "Whatever You Say", "Make Me Hot", "Shorty On The Lookout", "The Way you Do It", "The Getup" and more. 17 tracks, playing just north of an hour. LP, Vinyl record album
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Horace AndyKing Tubby Tapes ... LP
Jet Star/Demon (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... About June 25, 2021
A double dose of Horacy Andy – a compilation of his King Tubby Tapes and a second CD of dub versions! The set features material from the classic Pure Rankin LP from the late 70s and more - loads of fresh, sparsely rumbling rhythms Horace – plus a second disc of dub. Titles include "Set Me Free", "It Grieve My Heart", "Soddom & Gomorrah", "Oure Ranjkin", "Tiotally Free", "Modern Babylon", "Set Me Dub", "Dub Right", "Pure Dubbin", "Dub Gomorrah" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Bobby FullerI Fought The Law/KRLA – King Of The Wheels ... CD
Del-Fi, 1960s. Used ... $14.99
... CD
(Out of print. Booklet has light wear and tray card has a small light stain on the inside.)

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Webb PierceWondering Boy – The King Of 50s Country ... CD
Edsel (UK), Mid 50s. Used ... $14.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Great Jay Miller Studio Band/Charles Sheffield, Tabby Thomas, & OthersIt's Your Voodoo Working – The Great Jay Miller Studio Band 1961 to 1963 ... LP
Flyright (UK), Late 50s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Rare work by the house band of Louisiana music producer Jay Miller – which featured Katie Miller and Warren Storm – heard here behind the vocals of Charles Sheffield, Tabby Thomas, Sonny Martin, Bobby Jay, and Leroy Washington! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Robbie Robertson & OthersKing Of Comedy – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Warner, 1983. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Features work by The Pretenders, Talking Heads, Bob James, Ray Charles, Van Morrison, and Ric Ocasek. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and light wear.)

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Ashbury Stabbins Duo (Roy Ashbury/Larry Stabbins)Fire Without Bricks ... CD
Bead/Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1977. New Copy ... $12.99 15.00
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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Back Door with Alexis KornerBBC In Concert (180 gram pressing – with bonus download) ... LP
Gearbox (UK), 1973. New Copy ... $13.99
Rare live work from Back Door – a Brit trio with plenty of connections to the blues rock scene of the time, but one who has a fair bit of jazzy undertones too! The live set's presented by Alexis Korner, who also plays some guest guitar on the record – but the core sounds come from the heady trio of Ron Aspery on saxes, Colin Hodgkinson on bass, and Tony Hicks on drums – with vocals from both Aspery and Hodgkinson too! The tracks arguably have a bit more bite than the group's recordings for Warner Brothers at the time – and the set's very well recorded, and pulled from the vaults of the BBC. Titles include "Walking Blues", "Folksong", "Roberta", "Forget Me Daisy", and "His Old Boots". LP, Vinyl record album

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Harun Ghulam Barabbas & Alaeddin AdlernestBreath Of The Masters – Smile ... CD
Black Monk (Austria), 1982. New Copy ... $18.99
Two players we don't really know at all, but coming together here in a sublime set of reed-based creations – Alaeddin Adlernest on bassoon and Haru Ghulam Barrabas on alto sax – four long tunes that each have some sort of structure, but also balance things nicely with a sense of freedom – a bit like some of the looser that Jimmy Giuffre or Lee Konitz were making during the 60s and 70s! Given the use of bassoon, there's almost some echoes of the Arkestra here – or the sparer moments that the Arkestra might feature on a solo – and Barabbas has some very unusual phrasing on alto sax, too – which comes across wonderfully here next to the less-conventional horn. Really beautiful throughout – with titles that include "Einstein", "Smile", "Al Bab", and "Music Navigation". CD
Also available Breath Of The Masters – Smile ... LP 32.99

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Harun Ghulam Barabbas & Alaeddin AdlernestBreath Of The Masters – Smile ... LP
Black Monk (Austria), 1982. New Copy ... $32.99
Two players we don't really know at all, but coming together here in a sublime set of reed-based creations – Alaeddin Adlernest on bassoon and Haru Ghulam Barrabas on alto sax – four long tunes that each have some sort of structure, but also balance things nicely with a sense of freedom – a bit like some of the looser that Jimmy Giuffre or Lee Konitz were making during the 60s and 70s! Given the use of bassoon, there's almost some echoes of the Arkestra here – or the sparer moments that the Arkestra might feature on a solo – and Barabbas has some very unusual phrasing on alto sax, too – which comes across wonderfully here next to the less-conventional horn. Really beautiful throughout – with titles that include "Einstein", "Smile", "Al Bab", and "Music Navigation". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Breath Of The Masters – Smile ... CD 18.99

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Bobby BareDetroit City & Other Hits/500 Miles From Home/Talk Me Some Sense/Bird Named Yesterday (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/BGO (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 19.99
Four gems from the early RCA years of Bobby Bare – plus bonus tracks too! First up is Detroit City – a classic early album from the great Bobby Bare – proof that the man had plenty of charms in the years before he started working with hip singer/songwriter material! The set kicks off with the huge title cut – a track that Bobby does better than just about anyone else – and it follows with a host of well-chosen cuts and some surprisingly great originals – showing an early songwriting side of Bare that didn't always get exposure in later years! Bobby's got a great edge in his vocals, even young – less of the pop modes that you'd hear on some of his singles – on titles that include "Shame On Me", "Detroit City", "Is It Wrong", "Dear Wastebasket", "The Gods Were Angry With Me", "Book Of Love", and "I Don't Believe I'll Fall In Love Today". 500 Miles is early genius from Bobby Bare – a set that shows just how great he was at the start – able to bring a special spin to a country tune, even amidst some of the fuller Chet Atkins production at RCA! Bobby's got a very unique style – maybe more urban than you might expect, but still with a twang – a quality that always made him perfect for songs of moving and longing, as in the title cut. There's plenty of other numbers in that mode, too – including a few penned by Bobby himself – in a lineup that includes "Let Me Tell You about Mary", "Abilene", "Worried Man Blues", "Sailor Man", "Homestead On The Farm", "Gotta Travel On", "500 Miles From Home", and "I Wonder Where You Are Tonight". Talk Me Some Sense is wonderful work from Bobby Bare – a record that already shows the young singer reaching for hip material, and coming up with a mature way of putting over a tune that's unlike anyone else! There's some slight currents of folk in the music – but as with the early John Hartford records on RCA, the style is more country overall – but also in a very different space too – inheriting some of the hipper inflections of the changing 60s, even amidst familiar RCA production – which puts a really special spin on all the tunes. Titles include "A Little Bit Later On Down The Line", "Got Leavin On Her Mind", "Long Black Veil", "All The Good Times Are Past & Gone", "You Can't Stop The Wind From Blowing", "Heaven Help My Soul", "It Ain't Me Babe", and the great original "Passin Through". Bird Named Yesterday is one of the coolest Bobby Bare albums of the 60s – a precursor to some of his concept albums of the 70s, but done in a bit of a different mode too! Bobby delivers these little recitations between most of the tunes – speaking in different characters, but in a way that evokes some of the larger spirit that Lee Hazlewood brought to his projects of the period – a quality that's also echoed in the way that Bare puts over a tune – mature, and with a nice sense of distance that brings about a slight current of wit – quite unusual for RCA country at the time! The set includes some great tunes by a young Jack Clement – and titles include "Somebody Bought My Old Hometown", "The Air Conditioner Song", "The Day The Saw Mill Closed Down", "Bird Named Yesterday", "The Old Gang's Gone", and "They Covered Up The Old Swimmin Hole". Bonus tracks include "The Town That Broke My Heart", "Don't Do Like I Done Son", "Sandy's Crying Again", and "When Am I Ever Gonna Settle Down". CD

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Bobby BareMe And McDill ... LP
RCA, 1977. Near Mint- ... $6.99
A really special sort of album from the great Bobby Bare – a set that's a collaborative effort with songwriter Bob McDill, as you can probably guess from the title! Bob gives Bobby tunes that are nicely different than some of the mid 70s material he was recording for RCA – maybe a bit more down to earth, with less easy attempts at wit – and at a level that show a maturing Bare, in styles that are similar to some of the shifts that Merle Haggard was taking at the time. Titles include "If You Think I'm Crazy Now", "Look Who I'm Cheating On Tonight", "The Woman In Every Man's Life", "Tired Of The Road Joe", "You Made A Believer Out Of Me", and "Till I Get On Feet". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp, light surface wear, and a half split spine.)

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BeatlesRubber Soul (Remastered) ... CD
Apple, 1965. Used ... $7.99
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
(Out of print. 2009 pressing with added content.)

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✨✧ Black SabbathParanoid ... LP
Warner, 1971. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $49.99
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
(180 gram Rhino pressing.)

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Black SabbathSabbath Bloody Sabbath (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Strange Days (Japan), 1973. Used ... $22.99
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". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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✨✧ Bobby Blue Bland3B Blues Boy – The Blues Years 1952 to 1959 ... CD
Ace (UK), 1950s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Bobby "Blue" Bland's earliest Duke recordings, 25 tracks of soulful blues sung in Bobby's beautiful raspy voice, with excellent early Memphis backing. Tracks include "Wishing Well", "Don't Want No Woman", "Further Up the Road", "Last Night", and soooo many more great ones. As you know, we're not big blues fans, but in our book, Bobby's stuff is more about soul, and the roots of soul, than it is about blues. CD

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Bobby ByrdI Need Help ... LP
Polydor, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99
The stunning only album ever from the great Bobby Byrd – know to many as a longtime associate of James Brown, and finally getting his chance to shine here in the spotlight! Bobby was in the game before James, and always continued to change his groove in all the right ways with The Godfather – so this late 60s recording has Byrd coming across just like the best last James Brown material on King – with production from James, and backing from the same group too! There's loads of classics here that went onto become huge funky 45s over the years – and big sample cuts too – and titles include "I Need Help (I Can't Do It Alone) (parts 1 & 2)", "Funky Soul", "My Concerto", "You Got To Have A Job (If You Don't Work, You Can't Eat)", and "Hang Ups We Don't Need (The Hungry We've Got To Feed)". LP, Vinyl record album

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Junie C Cobb & His New Hometown BandChicago – The Living Legends ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1961. Used ... $8.99
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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Bobby ColePoint Of View ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), 1964/1990s. New Copy ... $28.99
An incredible treasure from a lost vocal jazz genius – the little-known Bobby Cole, every bit as great a singer as he was a songwriter, very unusual for the time! Bobby was probably best remembered as the house pianist at Jillys, but at the time of this 1964 recording, he was poised to emerge as a serious vocalist with a rich talent for penning interesting and witty little tunes. The album's got Bobby singing in a style that's halfway between Matt Dennis and Mark Murphy – with the sophisticated talents of both in place, and perhaps a bit of the wit of Bob Dorough or Roy Kral. The original album features Bobby on piano and vocals, with only bass and drums behind him – and the CD features a bonus 6 tracks recorded in more recent years, with larger backings. The core album is completely brilliant – the kind of off-kilter vocal record we die for – and every track's a fresh original by Bobby! Titles include "You Can't Build A Life On A Look", "Heat", "You Could Hear A Pin Drop", "Change Of Scene", "A Perfect Day", "Elegy For Eve", and "Status Quo". CD
(Part of the "Lounge At Break Dawn" series!)

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Bill Evans, Karin Krog, Archie Shepp, Bobby HutcheLive At The Festival ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Early 70s. New Copy ... $16.99
A very interesting batch of tracks – one tune apiece by each of the artists named in the title, recorded between the years 1970 and 1973 at the Festival Ljublijana, in Yugoslavia. Bill Evans performs a long, and straight reading of Miles Davis' "Nardis" with a trio that includes Eddie Gomez on bass and Tony Oxley on drums; Karin Krog sings a spare version of "Round Midnight", with only the bass of Arild Andersen for accompaniment; and Archie Shepp blows freely on a version of Grachan Moncur III's "Sonny's Back", in a group with Dave Burrell, Don Garrett, and Muhammad Ali. Perhaps the most striking track, though, is "The Creators" by Bobby Hutcherson – played with his group that included Harold Land and Hal Galper, and performed in an 18 minute reading that builds beautifully, into the dancing soul jazz sound that was Hutcherson's best contribution to jazz at the time! CD
(Part of the "Enja – Real Jazz Classics" series!)

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Freddie Gibbs & AlchemistAlfredo ... CD
ESGN, 2020. New Copy ... $8.99 12.99
Freddie Gibbs's gradual ascent to the upper echelon of modern hip hop – and his impeccable choice in production partners, this time working from beginning to end with long serving beat king The Alchemist – shows no signs of slowing down! Lyrically, Freddie is riffing on mob lore on Alfredo, and true to form, he has the agile mic flow and dizzying way of writing rhymes that no one could spit like he does, and Alc does a great job of riffing in the tried-and-true mafia movie sample style in ways that surprisingly fresh, and as always, his moody beats are on point. Includes "1985", "God Is Perfect", "Scottie Beam" feat Rick Ross, "Look At Me", "Frank Lucas" feat Benny The Butcher, "Something To Rap About" with Tyler The Creator, "Baby $**t", "Babies & Fools" fat Conway The Machine, "Skinny Suge" & "All Glass". CD

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Marvin GayeThat Stubborn Kinda Of Fellow ... LP
Motown, 1963. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Early genius from Marvin Gaye – a set that's one of his first biggest hit-making albums for Motown, and for good reason too! Gaye's really come a long way here in just a few short years – hitting hard on the album's title hit, with that trademark rasp that would only get stronger and more charming by the end of the 60s. The backings pack a punch too – pure Motown 60s soul all the way through, with backing vocals from Martha & The Vandellas – although Marvin's own lead is more than strong enough on its own! Titles include the big title hit "Stubborn Kind Of Fellow" – plus "Hitch Hike", "Get My Hands On Some Lovin", "It Hurt Me Too", "Pride & Joy", and "Wherever I Lay My Hat" – all written by a young Marvin! LP, Vinyl record album
(80s reissue pressing.)

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Joe Gibbs & The ProfessionalsAfrican Dub All Mighty – Chapters 1 & 2 ... CD
Joe Gibbs Europe (France), Early 80s. Used ... $16.99
The first two parts of Joe Gibbs African Dub series, featuring super-heavy spaced out dubs of Gibbs' solid gold rocker's rhythms. Underrated mixologist Errol T provides an ample helping of dub sauce, and 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 Gibbs riddims thundering along underneath, it doesn't matter much what kind of sound effects get thrown in. Crazy fat smoked out grooves featuring: "African Dub", "Universal Dub", Midnight Movie", Ghetto Skank", "Lime Key Rock", "Lover's Serenade", "Treasure Dub", "Schooling The Beat", "Campus Rock", "Half Ounce", "Worrier", "East Africa", "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". CD
(Out of print.)

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Terry Gibbs/Milt BucknerJazz On The Air (10 inch LP) ... LP
Brunswick, 1953. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Rare Brunswick work from Terry Gibbs – a groovy 10" LP, split with the group of Milt Buckner! Side one and part of side two feature Terry leading a very cool group – a combo with Gibbs on vibes, plus piano, bass, and drums – and a young Don Elliott on mellophone, making a key appearance here, and giving the record a nicely swinging sound! Gibbs' vibes have that warmly chromatic sound we love so much from this time – and titles include "Out Of Nowhere", "What's New", "Now Is The Time", and "Bernie's Tune". The remaining tracks feature the trio of Milt Buckner – with Milt on organ, Bernie Mackey on guitar, and Cornelius Thomas on drums. The straight trio plays on "Russian Lullaby" – and Gibbs joins them on "Trapped". LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ Dizzy Gillespie/Freddie Hubbard/Clark TerryTrumpet Summit Meets Oscar Peterson ... LP
Pablo, 1980. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $14.99
The trio of trumpeters meets the Oscar Peterson 4 – in a session of long tracks that have a liveish feel in the best Dizzy Gillespie mode! Most of the work here is in classic hardbop blowing style – with the trumpeters stating the head, then breaking out into well-voiced solos that outdo each other with inspiration – but there's also a bit of the lighter, airier quality that showed up on Dizzy's records of the generation too. The horns are mixed a bit too – so that some trumpets are muted, some are open, and Terry plays a bit of flugelhorn – and Peterson's quartet features Joe Pass on guitar, Ray Brown on bass, and Bobby Durham on drums. Titles include "Daahoud", "Chicken Wings", "Just Friends", and "The Champ". LP, Vinyl record album

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David Grubbs & Nikos VeliotisHarmless Dust ... LP
Headz/Improved Sequence (Italy), 2005. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
Beautifully minimal sounds from the duo of David Grubbs and Nikos Veliotis – Grubbs on piano and Hammond organ, and Veliotis on cello and e-bowed piano – all instruments that are used together in really wonderful ways! The first half of the set features piano and cello – the latter of which is often gently bowed, with these long-running tones that are very different than the spacious, well-chosen notes that come from Grubbs' piano – almost as if Veliotis is trying to create this subtle cloud of darkness to offset the brighter tones of the keys. That approach shifts slightly on the second half – as both the Hammond and bowed piano have a similar resonance together – making these very slow, subtle sonic shifts as the record moves on – creating some very nice tension near the end! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Tubby HayesMexican Green ... LP
Fontana (UK), 1968. Near Mint- ... $58.99
A brilliant late album from British tenor giant Tubby Hayes – one of his last true studio sessions, and a free-thinking album by a quartet that included Mike Pyne on piano, Ron Matthewson on bass, and Tony Levin on drums. Hayes' tenor talents are as strong as ever – imaginative and firey and with a tone that most other British players never reached – but he's also picking up some late 60s elements of freedom, and playing with his style a bit, in kind of an edgey way that creates more tension than usual for a set by Tubbs. The tracks are long and very creative original compositions – and the album's a true masterpiece that shows the wealth of talent bubbling on the UK jazz scene during the mid to late 60s. Titles include "Trenton Place", "Blues In Orbit", "Mexican Green", "Dedication To Joy", and "The Second City Steamer". LP, Vinyl record album
(Great Japanese pressing – done with flip-back cover, and heavy vinyl! Includes the obi.)

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Tubby HayesThis Is Jazz – 100% Proof ... LP
Fontana/Philips (UK), 1966. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Seminal work from British tenor giant Tubby Hayes – one of his greatest, and most ambitious albums ever! The album features Tubby at the head of a larger ensemble of jazz musicians, working through his own arrangements of jazz standards – re-worked and expanded in ways that practically turn them into completely different tunes. Players on the set include the cream of British jazz of the mid 60s – like Kenny Wheeler, Ronnie Ross, Ronnie Scott, and Gordon Beck – and Tubby plays vibes and flute in addition to tenor, working in an open-ended style that is tremendously evocative. Titles include "Nutty", "Milestones", "Sonnymoon For Two", and "Night In Tunisia" – all done in very different versions than usual! The set also features Tubby's own "100% Proof" – a really great track in its own right! LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice 70s pressing.)

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Freddie HubbardGleam ... CD
CBS/BGO (UK), 1975. New Copy 2CD ... $9.99 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 HubbardHigh Blues Pressure ... CD
Atlantic/Koch, 1968. Used ... $14.99
A real gem from Freddie Hubbard's 60s years – an all soul jazz outing, cut with a hip array of players that show that young Fred was definitely on the forefront of jazz at the time! Despite the "blues" in the title, the main groove is spiritual soul jazz – in a style that puts Freddie a few years ahead of the Strata East crew, and working here in a mode that he oddly didn't continue into the 70s. The album's got a really righteous sound overall – with long tracks that really stretch out wonderfully with rich feeling and spirit – thanks to work from players who include Weldon Irvine and Kenny Barron on piano, Bennie Maupin and James Spaulding on reeds, and Freddie Waits on drums. The set's filled with great original tunes that include Freddie's "Latina", "True Colors", and "For BP" – as well as a version of Weldon Irvine's "Can't Let Her Go". CD
(Out of print HDCD pressing. Spine has a cutout notch.)

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Freddie HubbardHub Cap (RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Blue Note (UK), 1961. New Copy ... $8.99 11.98
Classic Freddie Hubbard on Blue Note – from the hip cover to the magical music in the grooves! The session is one of Freddie's all-time best from the early days – and features a very hard wailing lineup that mixes tight hardbop rhythms with some more adventurous soloing that almost has a modern jazz kind of tinge. Cedar Walton's on piano, Julian Preister's on trombone, and Jimmy Heath is on tenor – working with Freddie to craft some mindblowing work on titles that include the amazing "Plexus", plus "Hub Cap", "Cry Me Not", and "Earmon JR." CD also features a bonus alternate of "Plexus". CD

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Freddie HubbardOutpost ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $16.99
One of the best recordings from Freddie Hubbard's "back to basics" stretch in the early 80s – a time when Freddie returned to a strongly acoustic jazz mode after a mostly electric 70s! The record still has Freddie stretching out on the longer tracks he got used to during the CTI years – but he's working here in tight quartet formation with Kenny Barron on piano, Buster Williams on bass, and the always-great Al Foster on drums – carving out long lines on extended, but well-conceived numbers that echo with a tremendous amount of force. Freddie's lost none of his edge by this point, and the record shows a new sense of energy and focus that are extremely impressive – and also pretty darn soulful! Titles include "Santa Anna Winds", "You Don't Know What Love Is", "The Outpost Blues", "Dual Force", and "Loss". CD
(Part of the "Enja – Real Jazz Classics" series!)

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Freddie HubbardReady For Freddie (RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1962. Used ... $7.99
Moody genius from Freddie Hubbard – one that features a unique group with McCoy Tyner on piano, Wayne Shorter on tenor, and Bernard McKinney on euphonium – a tuba-like instrument that gives the album a nicely shadowy sound! McKinney's probably better known for his 70s work with the Tribe scene in Detroit – but here, he's a young player with an innovative sound – one that makes the album one of Freddie's most striking of the period – a soulfully modern set that's set apart from his straighter hardbop work! The album features some great original tunes by Hubbard and Shorter – and titles include "Crisis", "Birdlike", "Arietis", and "Weaver Of Dreams". CD features bonus alternates of "Marie Antoinette" and "Arietis". CD

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Bobbi HumphreyBlacks & Blues ... CD
Blue Note, 1974. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
The greatest moment ever from the legendary Bobbi Humphrey – a funky, soulful flute player who had more than her share of great moments over the years! This set may well be the summation of all the genius that Humphrey had to offer – a collaboration with genius producer Larry Mizell, at a level that matches is Blue Note classics with Donald Byrd, or the Music Is My Sanctuary album with Gary Bartz – a groundbreaking blend of jazz instrumentation and studio technique! The sound is never smooth, nor commercial – and instead, Bobbie's flute and vocals soar out majestically on these long tracks with building keyboard lines, subtle chorus parts, and touches of bass that really transform the rhythms past conventional soul fusion of the period. Every track is a winner – purely fantastic stuff – and classics include "Chicago Damn", "Jasper Country Man", and the genius "Harlem River Drive". CD

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Bobby HutchersonHappenings (non-RVG edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1966. Used ... $14.99
One of the greatest Bobby Hutcherson albums for Blue Note – a classic session recorded in quartet form, with a style that seems to set a whole new standard for the vibes in modern jazz! The group here is sublime – Herbie Hancock on piano, Bob Cranshaw on bass, and Joe Chambers on drums – all working with Bobby in cool, blocky chords, with a sound that lies somewhere on the road to "out", but has more of a swing than Hutcherson's "new thing" recordings! The balance is a perfect one – exciting and fresh, but still always soulfully grooving – and titles include a sublime version of Herbie's "Maiden Voyage" – plus originals by Hutcherson that include "The Omen", "Aquarian Moon", "Rojo", and "Head Start". CD
(Out of print. Tray card has a small cutout mark.)

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Johnny KeatingRobbery ... LP
London, 1967. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A killer soundtrack from jazzy Johnny Keating – a set that we'd rank right up there with his other non-film work of the 60s! The score's got a bold, edgey sort of quality – one that shows a real maturation in Keating's music since the earlier part of the decade – but still that great sense of rhythm and repetition that first made him stand out so strongly. The horns are especially great – bold and brassy one minute, then laidback and compressed the next – filled with great colors and tones that show a link back to Stan Kenton sounds of the 50s, turned towards much groovier ends for Johnny's 60s generation. All tracks are originals, and the titles include the lead vocal "Born To Lose", sung by Jackie Lee – plus "Kate's Theme", "Gang's Arrest", "Accident", "Diamond Robbery", "Breaking Into The Mail Van", and "Passing The Mail Bags". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing.)

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Kirk Lightsey with Freddie HubbardTemptation ... CD
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1987. New Copy ... $16.99
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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Freddie McGregorBobby Bobylon (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Heartbeat, 1979. Used ... $9.99
A key moment in the career of the legendary Freddie McGregor – easily one of the best-known voices in reggae in the post-Marley years! The set captures Freddie at his youthful best – coming off of time doing vocal group work, but really shining strongly as a lead singer on his own – getting this nicely subtle Studio One backing that are heavy on the roots vibe, which makes a nicely deep rhythmic contrast to the sweetly crackling vocals of McGregor! The set came out at the start of the 80s, but it's got an instant classic vibe that resonates almost more strongly with some of the most soulful Jamaican recordings at the end of the 60s. Titles include "Bandulo", "We Need More Love", "What Difference Does It Make", "Go Away Pretty Girl", "Tomorrow Is Like Today", "Bobby Bobylon", "Wine Of Violence", "Gonna Take Over Now", "Rastaman Camp", and "I Am A Revolutionist". CD
(Out of print.)

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Bobby MitchellTry Rock & Roll – The Complete Imperial Singles As & Bs 1953 to 1962 ... CD
Imperial/Jasmine (UK), 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $13.99
Formative work from Bobby Mitchell – an early star of New Orleans soul music, and one who cut some killer singles for Imperial Records back in the 50s! The music here has plenty of elements that would flourish more strongly in both the worlds of soul and rock – but Bobby was one of the originators, and does a really great job here throughout the entire run of music – first starting out with his Toppers group, then recording as a solo act, and working with the orchestra of Dave Barthlomew too – all in the kinds of groundbreaking grooves that made Imperial Records one of the best labels to understand the Crescent City sound in the 50s. 32 tracks in all – and titles include "She Couldn't Be Found", "Baby's Gone", "One Friday Morning", "I'm Crying", "I'm A Young Man", "School Boy Blues", "Sister Lucy", "I Wish I Knew", "I've Got My Fingers Crossed", "When We First Met", "I Love To Hold You", "64 Hours", "You Better Go Home", "I'm Gonna Be A Wheel Someday", and "I Try So Hard". CD

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Jackie MittooKeyboard King ... LP
Dynamic Sounds/Radiation Roots (Italy), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 About June 20, 2021
Jackie Mittoo was definitely the keyboard king down in Jamaica – a player whose burning organ was a part of some of the best Kingston grooves in the late 60s – and one who moved into an even cooler range of keys as the 70s moved on! This wicked set has Jackie sounding every bit as hip as he looks on the cover in his badass outfit – handling more than a few keyboards at once, as pictured in the photo – and working with dubby rhythms that make his electric piano, organ, and other instruments sound mighty nice in the mix! The album's got a great trippy take on a Lou Rawls Philly hit – an instrumental titled "You'll Never Find" – and other tracks include "The Thriller", "A Rocking Sensation", "World Of Love", "The Avenger", "The Penetrator", "Mediator", "A Standing Ovation", and "Jah Rock Style". LP, Vinyl record album
This title is scheduled for release about Sunday, June 20.

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Bobby Moore & The Rhythm AcesSearching For My Love/Hey Mr DJ ... 7-inch
Checker, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $29.99
A killer from Bobby Moore! Sure, he's best known for the classic southern soul number "Searching For My Love" – but the one we die for is "Hey Mr DJ", a slow vamping instrumental with a honking tenor all over the top, and bubbling organ and really heavy drums underneath. The cut's a fantastic stepper, a bit like the best work from Joe Dukes! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Maroon label pressing. Vinyl has a number of light marks but plays great.)

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✨✧ Rockie RobbinsYou & Me ... CD
A&M/PTG (Netherlands), 1980. New Copy ... $11.99 19.99
Great work from the wonderful Rockie Robbins – a smooth soul singer who cut some great sides at the start of the 80s, but who hardly ever gets his due! Bobby Martin's working with Rockie on this effort – giving the set that warmly gliding mode that made Martin's productions some of the best in late 70s mainstream soul – a sound that's clearly informed by Philly, but which also has room for mellower, and more sophisticated modes as well. Tracks include a number of Sam Dees compositions – "Hang Tough", "After Loving You", "Girl I'm Gonna Get Ya", and "For The Sake Of A Memory" – plus the tracks "Together", "Point Of View", "Lost In Love Again", and "I Never Knew". CD

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Bobby RushGotta Have Money/Camel Walk ... 7-inch
ABC, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $49.99
Funky funky Bobby! "Gotta Have Money" is a fast bluesy number – done in a fast vamp mode, one that really works well with Bobby's vocals, and gives the tune an almost sock-boogaloo style. "Camel Walk" is the real groover though – with bass picking around a nice complicated groove, very jumping in that "camel walk" mode from the late 60s! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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SBBMemento Z Banalnym Tryptykiem (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Polskie Nagrania/GAD (Poland), 1981. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
The final album from SBB – a bit different than their trio efforts of the 70s, but equally wonderful all the way through! There's a slightly more spacious vibe going on here – symphonic prog, but without the symphony – just an expanded quartet lineup that uses their extra guitar to really great effect, making the record explode with a new sense of color that the group didn't have on previous efforts. As usual, there's' one side-long cut – the title track – and that one really opens up in a rich array of keyboard lines, really showing the group at their height. Titles include "Strategia Pulsu","Moja Ziemio Wysniona", "Trojkat Radoscie", and "Memento Z Banalym Trtyptykiem". CD features bonus tracks – a live improvisation on "Memento", a live version of "Wish", and the original demo of the title track. CD

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Ronnie Scott with Stan Tracey & Mark MurphyBBC Jazz Club 1964 to 1966 ... CD
1960s (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $14.99
Really wonderful music from British tenorist Ronnie Scott – working here in the very familiar setting of the BBC Jazz Club, one that's almost as comfortable for Scott as his own nite spot in Soho! The set presents three different performances recorded for radio – all with the great Stan Tracey on piano – working here at his Monkish best, which brings out a much more modern quality in Ronnie than you might expect if you only know his recordings from the late 50s! Vocalist Mark Murphy also appears on two tracks – again with a quality that is quite advanced, as his work on the UK scene in the 60s really helped Mark pave the way for the vocal advances he'd express in the 70s back in the US. Murphy sings on "Waltz For Debby" and "Music That Makes Me Dance/When She Makes Music" – and other titles include "Sweet Lotus Blossom", "Sweet & Lovely", "Close Your Eyes", "What's New", "The Night Is Young", and "I'll Be Seeing You". CD

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✨✧ Bobby Taylor & The VancouversFind My Way Back ... CD
Charly/Motorcity (UK), 1990. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A surprising reunion for Bobby Taylor & The Vancouvers – part of the late 80s run of Motorcity titles that offered new recordings of famous Motown artists! The set's definitely different than Bobby's work from the group in the 60s, but still pretty great – and Taylor's lead has this raspy charm amidst the album's smoother modern soul arrangements – a quality that's especially nice on the mellower cuts. Curiously, the backing vocals often seem to be female chorus singers, not the harmonies you might expect from the old days – and titles include "All Strung Out", "Does Your Mama Know About Me", "Find My Way Back", "Window Of My Heart", "Down To Love Town", and "Do Unto Others". CD
(Tray card is creased, booklet has light wear.)

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TenderloniousPiccolo – Tender Plays Tubby ... CD
Jazz Detective (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
A really fantastic album from this hip British reedman – and maybe his strongest jazz album to date! As you might guess from the title, Tenderlonious plays the music of Tubby Hayes here – taking on older songs by the 60s British jazz giant, served up in small combo modes, with flute in the lead instead of a tenor! The group's got a really deep, rich sound – with creative instrumentation from Hamish Balfour on Fender Rhodes, piano, and vibes – plus Nick Walters on trumpet, Aidan Shepherd on accordion, Pete Martin on bass, and Tim Carnegie on drums – all players who really get that very hip groove of Tubby at his best – particularly the style of his mid 60s live albums on Fontana. There's no processing or other effects – as on other Tenderlonious albums – just straight jazz, beautifully done – and also a bit of soprano and piccolo from the leader too. There's just four tracks on the record – this is more of an EP than an LP – but the whole thing is superb, and titles include "Down In The Village", "Raga", "In The Night", and "Trenton Place". CD

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Bubbha ThomasLife & Times ... LP
Lightnin/Tidal Waves, 1985. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 25.99
An obscure later set from Texas legend Bubbha Thomas – a drummer you'll know from his work with the legendary Lightmen group in the 70s – working here in an 80s-styled extrapolation of some of the ideas from that previous combo! The music is much leaner than before – heavy on basslines, beats, and keyboards – and Bubbha does a great job of sliding into electro-styled funk and soul modes, while still holding on to some of his own sound too. The record's maybe more New York than you'd expect from something recorded in Houston – and titles include "Livin On Love", "Skipp Hopp", "Life & Times (Of Daddy Jive)", and "Let Me Play The Music". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500!)

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✨✧ Throbbing Gristle2nd Annual Report ... LP
Industrial, 1977. Near Mint- ... $29.99
Some of the darkest, most bracing music ever recorded by Throbbing Gristle – and a record that arguably captures the group at their best! The sounds here are virtually the blueprint for industrialism for years to come – loads of low-end sonic rumblings, with instrumentation distorted beyond any sense of recognition – yet used in ways that are often slightly tuneful, kind of sneaking in a sense of song through the back door – that odd combination that always made TG stand way ahead of most of their contemporary imitators! Genesis P is incredibly chilling, and the analogue electronics are breathtaking – and titles include the classic "Slug Bait", in a few different live iterations – plus "Maggot Death", "Industrial Introduction", and the soundtrack of the Coum film "After Cease To Exist". Still one of the all-time chilling classics! LP, Vinyl record album
(2017 pressing on white vinyl, still in the PVC outer sleeve. Includes the inserts and stickers!)

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TNT (The Night Train)Making Tracks (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Trans Air (Puerto Rico), 1970s. Used ... $11.99
Caribbean funk and soul from TNT – a mix of nicely grooving instrumentals that blend soul, funk and reggae very well – plus numbers with vocals by The Superb! The group does a pretty terrific job of bring sun-toasted Caribbean flavors to a range of songs from the realms of organ funk, R&B and even 70s pop – with excellent drums & percussion, organ, bass that's nice and prominent in the mix, and some sweet electric guitar. The can cook at a soulful simmer or bring raw funk, and it's tasty either way! Titles include "Making Tracks", "For All We Know", "The Fool", "The Way I Feel", "Curfew", "Super Star" (as in "Jesus Christ"), "The Looser", "Ponteio", "Patricia" and more. CD
(In a very cool Japanese-styled, LP-like cardboard sleeve cover!)

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Bobby VeeSuzie Baby – The Drugstore's Rockin ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
Really groovy work from the young Bobby Vee – a pop-rocker who was plenty big back in his day, and for good reason too! Bobby's got a great way with a catchy tune – a voice that would be too sweet in more mainstream productions, but which gets just the right approach here at Liberty Records – bringing in enough guitar-based rock instrumentation to keep things interesting – making Vee a much hipper singer overall than contemporaries like Tommy Sands or Bobby Rydell! And as with other entries in this excellent series, the package not only features some of the best moments from these years, but also presents them in a great way too – lots of notes and images, to support a set of 35 tracks that include "Punish Her", "Tears On My Pillow", "School Day", "Take Good Care Of My Baby", "Little Queenie", "Flyin High", "One Last Kiss", "I Gotta Know", "Rubber Ball", "Will You Love Me Tomorrow", "Devil Or Angel", "Little Star", and "More Than I Can Say" – plus a cool "Radio Spot" too! CD

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✨✧ Louie Vega presents Leroy Burgess & The Universal Robot Band featuring Patrick AdamsBarely Breaking Even (boogie mix main, NYC house rmx inst, NYC house rmx main, boogie mix inst) (2 x 12" set) ... 12-inch
BBE (UK), 2019. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99 34.99
A fantastic 500th release by the BBE label – one that looks back at the past, and soars to the future! This special extended single package is a fantastic return to form for everyone involved – as underground club legends Patrick Adams and Leroy Burgess get a whole new groove from Louie Vega – but with a warmly soaring vibe that's a great update of their classic approach! "Barely Breaking Even" is a classic from the Universal Robot Band – but this new take has both vocals and production that are a lot warmer than the original P&P Records version – and a groove that's even catchier too! All four mixes are over eight minutes long – served up here beautifully on a double 12" package! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Art WebbLove Eyes ... CD
Atlantic/Wounded Bird, 1977. Used ... $3.99
Sweet funky flute from Art Webb – an overlooked 70s jazz player who's probably best known for his Latin fusion work, but who really shines here in a more soul-based setting! This set shows Art working strongly in a mode that references that part of his career, yet also has him stepping into more of the mainstream of funky jazz, too – working with the rhythm section of John Lee and Gerry Brown, plus guitarists Reggie Lucas and Hiram Bullock, and keyboardists Mike Mandel and Hubert Eaves – both of whom make the record sparkle with a soulful fusion sound that's totally great! Arrangements are by Mike Gibbs and John Lee, and overall the album's got a very solid soulful sound. Titles include "Flute Magic", "Can't Hide Love", "Pyramids", "Love Eyes", "Free", and "Glass Dreams". CD
Also available Love Eyes ... CD 6.99

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Art WebbLove Eyes ... CD
Atlantic/Wounded Bird, 1977. New Copy ... $6.99 11.99
Sweet funky flute from Art Webb – an overlooked 70s jazz player who's probably best known for his Latin fusion work, but who really shines here in a more soul-based setting! This set shows Art working strongly in a mode that references that part of his career, yet also has him stepping into more of the mainstream of funky jazz, too – working with the rhythm section of John Lee and Gerry Brown, plus guitarists Reggie Lucas and Hiram Bullock, and keyboardists Mike Mandel and Hubert Eaves – both of whom make the record sparkle with a soulful fusion sound that's totally great! Arrangements are by Mike Gibbs and John Lee, and overall the album's got a very solid soulful sound. Titles include "Flute Magic", "Can't Hide Love", "Pyramids", "Love Eyes", "Free", and "Glass Dreams". CD
Also available Love Eyes ... CD 3.99

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Bobby WomackPoet (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Abkco, 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
The first of Bobby's highly successful Poet albums from the early 80s – wonderfully done albums that showed the world that he was still very much on top of his game at the time! The sound here is great – still with that older Womack rasp and warmth, but also done in a slightly smoother mode that grooves things up with some modern soul touches, yet never loses Bobby's charm! Tunefully, the record is one of his best in years – with some wonderful mellow soul groovers that never fail to delight – all produced with a warm California sound, and featuring some great backing vocals by The Waters and a host of other Womacks. Titles include "So Many Sides Of You", "Lay Your Lovin On Me", "Secrets", "Just My Imagination", "Games", "If You Think You're Lonely Now", and "Where Do We Go From Here". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Various90 Degrees Of Shade – Image & Identity In The West Indies – Over 100 Years Of Photography In The Caribbean (hardcover) ... Book
Soul Jazz (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $8.99 49.95
Images of the Caribbean in many styles – from the striking color image on the front, to vintage black and white shots throughout the book – all at a level that really illuminates the criss-crossing cultures of the island scene! The book's got a wonderfully sharp sensibility – as it mixes images of vacation paradise with rural poverty, American tourists with ongoing slavery, local ritual with political overthrow – all in a series of wonderfully well-chosen photographs! The book was put together by Stuart Baker – who's done so many other great books and records for Soul Jazz – and text is by Paul Gilroy, author of There Ain't No Black In The Union Jack. Book is hardcover, super-heavy, LP-sized, and full of glossy pages! Book

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VariousAction – The Songs Of Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart ... CD
Ace (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... $14.99 19.99
A killer tribute to the 60s songcraft of Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart – who are probably best-known as the songwriters behind many songs by The Monkees – but they're terrific performers in their own right, on top of penning tunes for the creme of the 60s crop! This set goes a long way towards demonstrating their range. It's got all great songs by legendary groups and singers – including veterans like Fats Domino and Chubby Checker – who were seeking fresh heat at the time – plus great stuff by Boyce & Hart themselves, Paul Revere & The Raiders, Dino, Desi & Billy, The Shangri-Las, The Ikettes, The Standells, The Honeybeats and more! Includes "Valleri" by The Monkees, I Can't Get Him Out Of My Mind" by Sandra Dee, "(He's Gonna Be) Fine Fine Fine" by The Ikettes, "She" by Del Shannon, "Lazy Elsie Molly" by Chubby Checker, "Too Many Teardrops" by Bobby Hart, "Be My Guest" by Fats Domino, "Beverly Jean" by Curtis Lee and more. 26 in all. CD

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VariousBlue Beat – The Singles Vol 1 – BB1 to BB72 (6CD set) ... CD
Reel To Reel (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 6CD ... $9.99
A huge run of music from the legendary Blue Beat label – a crucial British label that brought the sounds of Kingston to the shores of London – forever helping transform the musical culture in that city! Blue Beat got its start in the 60s, and much of this work is in the earliest Jamaican modes mento turning into jazz, ska, and even a bit of rocksteady – spread out here in a huge 6CD package that includes every track on the first 72 singles for the label – both a-sides and b-sides – which makes for 142 tracks in all! The set is huge, and features important 60s Jamaican recordings by a huge number of artists, plus London work too – work by Lloyd & Cecil, Laurel Aitken, Azzie Lawrence, Alton & Eddy, Clancy Eccles, Hank Marr, Errol Dixon, Eric Morris, Duke Reid's Group, Theo Beckford, The Mello Cats, Charmers, Sir D's Group, Roland Alphonso, Rico Rodriguez, Cecil Byrd, Byron Lee, and many others. CD
 
 
 



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